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Billy Lockett: He was the king of rock 'n roll - until a shocking accident cut short his spectacular career.Iris Ames: A nubile beauty who was the latest to be promoted by Billy from groupie to bedmate.Al Fenstra: Billy's manager who guided his career like a father. His reaction to Billy's accident: "Jesus Christ, I'm wiped out!"Madeline Fenstra: Al's cool and lovely young wife who knew more about Billy than she should.Rick Giordan: Billy's one-time partner, he harbored a hatred that grew with Billy's fame.Dean Hardeman: Once he was a literary giant, now he is debt-ridden alcoholic. Hired to write Billy's story, he discovers the surprising truth behind Billy's legend - and some startling facts about himself.Billy Lives is a hard-driving novel about rock music's dim subculture, where drugs, kinky sex, and easy money can turn a teenager into a millionaire overnight - or make him an old man in a week.
An ancient horror summoned from the obscene depths of the past returns to terrorize a community. A girl of the streets yields body and soul to a fate more vile than her darkest fears. A boy pays a fearful price for a secret older than time. A young wife and mother battles ageless evil in defense of her family. Quiet, prosperous Westbrooke explodes into chaos when the demon is roused from... THE BOILING POOL
In Milwaukee, a regular at Vic's Tavern suddenly smashes a beer bottle and carves up the other customers. In Manhattan, an easygoing cabdriver goes berserk and hurls his cab into a crowd of pedestrians. In Seattle, a young bride slashes her husband in a busy restaurant, then flings herself through a plate-glass window. At first, these shocking incidents appear unrelated. Then a disturbing pattern emerges - the agonizing headaches, the violent tantrums, the faces erupting with sickening lesions, then the final, fatal outburst. The epidemic spreads. The nation panics. The Brain Eaters devour America. Their hunger can never be satisfied.
He brings the dead back to life. He's America's newest hero. He possesses the most awesome gift any man can master. He can reach beyond the grave to awaken the dearly departed. But their souls no longer inhabit their bodies. The things that now walk the earth - the things he has brought back - are carrion. Dead meat. Soulless, mindless creatures that only know he is responsible for their agony. As their bodies decay into hideous travesties of the once living, they have only one mission. To destroy their savior.
Brian Kettering was six years old the day the horror began. That was the day he ran home alone from the church picnic in the park. The day the streets were strangely, utterly silent. The day he watched his father confront a hideous, voracious demon . . . and die. Now Brian Kettering is a grown-up, and a cop . . . and his life is crumbling. His wife has left him. His son has become a stranger and joined a cult. And his darkest nightmare is coming true - the demon that killed his father has come back from the depths of hell. One by one, it's stalking his friends and family. And Brian knows it's coming to get him. It is unstoppable. Its bloodlust is insatiable. And for the first time since he was six, Brian is terrified . . . because even a cop can't fight something that isn't human . . .
The Insiders Clever Alec, Arrogant Roman, Beautiful Lindy. The popular kids at school. They don't know who they hurt. And they don't care. The Outsider Frazier, brainy and awkward, the school geek. But he has a special talent the ability to send his mind on long journeys out of his body. Then one night a prank goes hideously wrong. Twenty years later Alec, Roman and Lindy are summoned back to their hometown an invitation they cannot refuse. It is a high school reunion they will never forget. . . if any of them lives through it.
In the small California town of Santa Marta, oil and water become an explosive mixture when the human elements of lust and greed are thrown into the crucible. When news of a major oil well discovery in its channel leaks out, the quiet town is rocked by murder and terrorism. . . and naked desires are unleashed on every level. A giant oil company wants to control the town and its resources. . . The townspeople want to be left alone. . . except for a handful of citizens who see this as their golden opportunity for wealth, position, and power. In the face of all this violence a few dedicated people#151;people with ideals, people who dare to fall in love#151;find a way to avoid disaster. But no one in Santa Marta will ever be the same once this story reaches its shattering climax. You may well see some startling similarities here in your very own town, among people you know. . .
Wimbledon -- scene of the world's supreme tennis championship. Here the seeded superstars meet in a contest that pushes them to the limits of endurance. In this high-pressure existence their only release is on the court, their only aim is to win. The Players plumbs the hearts and minds of the men who play international tennis for money, fame, and love. . . and the women who follow them, and the others, like Mike Wilder. Cynical star reporter for a prestigious American sports magazine, Mike Wilder has come to Wimbledon to renew an old female acquaintance and cover the matches -- and finds himself the target of a woman in love. . . and a murderer on the prowl.
It is a living hell: murderous Mayans . . . reptiles that kill on contact . . . creatures more deadly than crocodiles. No man has ever come back alive from Quintana Roo. John Hooker is hired by beautiful, sexy Connie Braithwaite to discover the whereabouts of her billionaire husband, Nolan, who vanished a year before on an expedition into the Yucatan. Quintana Roo's jungles barely conceal a violent mix of horrors old and new - "Muerateros," whose skill at torture has been honed over centuries, and their modern counterparts, who will stop at nothing to preserve their right to kill . . .
The Pragers are Hawaii's golden family#151;they have wealth, power, land. They also have dark secrets and forbidden passions that threaten to tear the family apart. Meredith is in love with a pureblood Hawaiian but cannot face her father's unyielding disapproval. Dennis, the family's fair-haired boy, hides his true desires behind his hired mistress, Adriana. Marcus, the exiled black sheep, vengefully seduces Adriana, then realizes too late that he loves her. And in this whirlpool of emotional and sexual blackmail one terrible danger looms over them all: the tsunami, the tropical tidal wave. Only one man knows it is coming and that man is Meredith Prager's outcast lover.
Kyle Brubaker, a carefree California surfer, finds little to celebrate in a small Wisconsin town until he meets beautiful and spirited Marianne Avery. But their budding romance is snuffed when they are brutally attacked by three hoodlum brothers. With his life unraveling around him, Kyle accepts and offer of help from a mysterious carnival Gypsy. Soon after that things really go to hell. . .
Sterling Dane was three women#151; Beautiful jet-setter#151;with her elegant, rich friends she traveled to world, from Acapulco to St. Moritz, skiing, gambling, and partying. International jewel thief#151;unbeknownst to anyone, Sterling was a modern day Robin Hood, always one step ahead of Nicole Rulan, the Interpol agent determined to catch her. Lover#151;it was out of love for Raoul Costa, the greatest jewel thief of all, that Nicole sought out the most challenging crimes. For she hoped that the lure of the Rashman ruby, stolen by King Kahlil and pursued by terrorists, might finally enable her to snare her greatest prize, the man of her dreams.
Joana was one of the dead. But she was brought back to life! That's when people began trying to kill her. . . nice people. . . the last people in the world anyone would suspect of being capable of murder#151;people who were already dead. . .
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