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Frank and Joe, the Hardy boys, solve a mystery involving a magician, American secret agents, an international spy ring, and a Scottish castle.
Posing as the fearless assassin code-named the Sparrow had nearly cost Danielle Moore her life. Now the Lazlo operative must finish her mission. Then she meets her new partner. Agent Mitch Lama. Her former lover. A man who is supposed to be dead. Years ago, as he lay desperately wounded in her arms, Mitch knew he loved her. If only she could have trusted him with the truth back then. Now he's recovered in time to smoke out a killer within their ranks. But Dani poses a greater danger, rekindling desire that puts them both at risk.
Take-charge undercover operative Zachary Steele hates playing the role of accommodating secretary to boss lady Chloe Betancourt. But the engaging Southern belle is the prime suspect in his current investigation--and the prime source of his sleepless nights. Because to get close to his subject, Zach has agreed to act as her holiday escort. But when she learns that he's doing double duty as a secret agent Santa, will she give him the big kiss-off or seal their future with a kiss under the mistletoe?
Left with no memory but one: The baby was his. Left for dead, spy Jacob Lomax had no recollection of who he was or who had tried to kill him. The only thing he responded to was Grace Renne, and she made his body feel very much alive. . . . Grace was all too familiar with Jacob's body, but his emotions had always been hidden from her. His sudden appearance on her doorstep had frightened and excited her. Never had she seen this side of him--lethal, but protective. He was the perfect man to keep her and her baby safe from hard-core killers, but did he have the skills to be a proper father, too?
Passion ignites after office hours in this installment of the ICE: Black Ops Defenders miniseries Bullets whizzed past as Ryan Reitano and Avery Meadows escaped into the night. How could Ryan have suspected Avery of being the mole inside ICE? It was true she was no ordinary secretary. The way she used her wits and her lethal stiletto heels against the gunmen pursuing them astonished the jaded agent. And that killer body he'd somehow never noticed before... Too bad there wasn't time to explore the possibilities. With Chiara's men hot on their trail, capturing the mercenary was more than just a mission for Ryan. He had his own reasons for wanting the criminal dead. But with his surprising-and utterly enchanting-new partner, perhaps there'd be a chance for romance later...if they survived.
Born to live a life of intrigue and adventure, beautiful Secret Service agent Lia Charles has never met a challenge she can't overcome. That is, until she receives her latest assignment--rescue the brilliant, boldly charismatic and bona fide hottie Armand Magliore, a revolutionary leader of a war-ravaged Caribbean republic. Lia will need all of her special-ops training and all of her professional objectivity to get Armand to safety, and to keep their relationship from heating up. Even so, it isn't long before Lia discovers that extracting the handsome revolutionary from the dark, treacherous jungles will be the easy part. Guarding her heart from a darkly handsome rebel will test her to her limits.
Jass O'Reilly doesn't trust ex-agent Tarik Kadir. A bedouin from an ancient tribe, the dark and brooding Tarik isn't who the lovely CIA agent wants by her side as she tracks down rogue nuclear weapons. Besides, the mysterious sheik is just too handsome for an agent-the passion burning in his eyes a little too hot. Tarik knows Jass doesn't want him by her side as they delve deeper into the sultry Rio nightlife. Well, tough. But before the Carnivale is over, he will have to question everything he thought he knew about his mission, his job and his family. His own heart, he just might find, is the traitor.
The future of his people rested on secondborn son Sheik Hassan Kamal's mission: infiltrate Rahman Oil and confirm that the company was a front for the terrorist group suspected of kidnapping the crown prince of Montebello. But his contacts had left out one important fact. The company CEO was a woman-the stunningly beautiful, seemingly innocent Elena Rahman. Courting Elena was the safest way to learn corporate secrets. But as passion between them raged, instant and hot, Hassan fought a losing battle against falling for the daughter of his country's deadly enemy....
So you think modern medicine has the whole virus game figured out? Think again. And it's not even a question of "if" we'll be hit by some new and deadly disease--it's "when."The war on germs is being fought on many fronts--from the skirmishes with disease-carrying mosquitoes that cross oceans hidden away in airline wheel wells to the high-profile battle against terrorists wielding deadly bioweapons. Today's bold headlines would have us believe that the biggest threat comes from bioterrorism. But don't underestimate Mother Nature, perhaps the most savage bioterrorist of all. Assisted by the increasing ease with which people--and the germs they carry--move across international borders, she's an effective force to be reckoned with, a key player on this battlefield. As author Madeline Drexler makes clear, we'd do best not to ignore her.Human beings and the pathogens that attack them are crossing paths more and more frequently, particularly as modern life grows increasingly complex. Whatever the infectious agent may be, whether it's pandemic flu, foodborne illness, a debilitating disease carried far and wide by biting insects, or some new microbial horror we have yet to detect, keen surveillance and rapid response are really the only weapons in our arsenal.Secret Agents looks at today's new and emerging infections--those that have increased in attack rate or geographic range, or threaten to do so--and tells the stories of scientists racing to catch up with invisible adversaries superior in both speed and guile. Each chapter focuses on a different threat: foodborne pathogens, antibiotic resistance, animals and insectborne diseases, pandemic influenza, infectious causes of chronic disease, and bioterrorism, including the latest information on the public health threats posed by anthrax and diseases such as smallpox.Based in part on material collected from the Forum on Emerging Infections hosted by the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Secret Agents is ultimately as engaging as it is disturbing. Drexler's thorough survey of the field of infectious disease, supplemented by extensive interviews with today's top researchers, yields a compelling portrait of a world engaged in a clandestine war.Emerging infections are among the many secret ties that bind the world into an organic whole. We know that infectious disease is an inescapable part of life, but we need to begin thinking globally and acting locally if we are to avoid the menace of a catastrophic outbreak of some new plague. Secret Agents sounds a clear and compelling call to take up arms against the organic predators among us.
The blackest sheep of the Morgan clan came home to Texas to collect his inheritance...not start a family. But there's a family already waiting for him! Four orphaned quadruplets in need of a loving home are pretty hard to resist. The hitch? To adopt them, Pete needs a wife. And Priscilla Perkins could be the ideal candidate.... She may be wildly attracted to the globe-hopping secret agent, but Priscilla isn't going to be lassoed into marriage by Pete or his matchmaking father. Even if it is just a temporary engagement. And even if the tiny babies are calling to something deep inside her. Priscilla may not think Pete is husband material, but he knowsshe'dmake a super mom. Withfiveangels stealing his heart, it's a scenario no man can resist!
The cruel fate of the Princes in the Tower is one of the most fascinating--and most troubling--of all England's historical murder mysteries. But what was the truth behind the deaths of the young Edward V and his brother, Dickon, taken from their mother, Elizabeth Woodville, King Edward IV's beautiful widow, and their guardian, Anthony Woodville? And what about the man who would become King Richard III? In a brilliant feat of historical daring, the acclaimed author of The Mathematics of Love reimagines the tragedy of the youngest victims of the Wars of the Roses. Through the voices of Elizabeth, Anthony, and Una--a historian who herself knows grief, betrayal, and secret love--Emma Darwin re-creates the lethal power struggles into which the boys were born, their heart-wrenching imprisonment, and the ultimate betrayal of their innocence.
EXPECTING...ANSWERSAnd Lexie Dawson wasn't talking. But somehow, some way, Jack Blade was going to get to the bottom of a confounding murder. The citizens of Cougar County deserved no less from their new police chief. And he'd get Lexie to talk, one way or another.Then the rumors began running rampant. Was Lexie really pregnant and Jack the father-to-be? Lexie needed to keep quiet, but her silence was Jack's undoing. But when a mysterious organization that traded in the unspeakable came gunning for her, Jack would need every ounce of street smarts to save her life-and his child's.
The Washington Monument The pyramid on the $1 bill The Skull and Bones Society at Yale University Common American icons--or secret symbols? From our founding fathers to our most prestigious institutions, this is a nation built on such secret symbols, rites, and rituals. So forget the textbook version of history--and embark on a fascinating and fantastic journey of America's hidden past. This tell-all handbook is your personal guide to the secret-laden people, places, and things of our great nation, including: Sign-filled national treasures in museums from coast to coast Ancient mysteries of our most familiar cities, landmarks, and parks Hotbeds of current Masonic, Kabbalistic, and Rosicrucian activity Freemason-planned architecture of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D. C. Covert clubs, societies, and associations of the ultra-rich and powerful From the U. S. Capitol in Washington, D. C. , to the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California, this book is all you need to discover the true nature of the oldest republic on Earth--past, present, and future!
It is 1509 and, for the people of the Burren in western Ireland, the Michaelmas Fair is a joyous time for trade and celebration, signaling the start of autumn. It's a chance to gather, buy and sell their wares, and pay tribute to the lord of their clans. But this year is different. The steward of the MacNamara clan has decided to raise the amount demanded for its tribute, and it's not long before tempers are running high. When the steward's body is found in the local churchyard, it falls upon Mara, the Burren's Brehon Judge, to piece the puzzle together. Was it revenge, greed, or something more sinister that motivated the murder? When another body is discovered, it is up to Mara--despite the distraction of a surprising marriage proposal--to bring the killer to justice before there can be yet another death.
It seems the Yeerks have figured out one important thing: Andalites cannot survive without a feeding ground, and now the kids have to stop a bogus logging camp.
Eleven-year-old Jillian's life is changing and she's not happy about it. First of all, her mother got remarried and they moved from their house in Pennsylvania to her new stepfather's apartment in New York City. Second, her new stepfather has a daughter, which means Jillian now has a stepsister. An evil teenage stepsister who talks on the phone all the time and has a stupid dog. And finally, Jillian is being sent to camp for the summer where she has to endure Peace Circles and sack races. But Jillian gets a break when Mrs. W in the penthouse apartment asks her to catsit for the summer. Mrs. W's apartment is full of art and art supplies, vintage dresses and hats, and cakes and soda, and most important, it offers a great view of the windows in the building across the street. Watching the neighbors is fun-until Jillian and her new friend Emily see something that doesn't look right. And it's up to them to save the day. From the Hardcover edition.
Today, there are more than twenty complete zodiacs in Washington, D.C., each one pointing to an extraordinary mystery. David Ovason, who has studied these astrological devices for ten years, now reveals why they have been placed in such abundance in the center of our nation's capital and explains their interconnections. His richly illustrated text tells the story of how Washington, from its foundation in 1791, was linked with the zodiac, with the meaning of certain stars, and with a hidden cosmological symbolism that he uncovers here for the first time.Fascinating and thoroughly researched, The Secret Architecture of Our Nation 's Capital is an engrossing book that raises provocative questions and otters complex insights into the meanings behind the mysterious symbols in Washington.
Today, there are more than twenty complete zodiacs in Washington, D.C.-- each one pointing to an extraordinary mystery. David Ovason, who has studied these astrological devices for ten years, now reveals why they have been placed in such abundance in the center of our nation's capital and explains their interconnections. His richly illustrated text tells the story of how Washington, from its foundation in 1791, was linked with the zodiac, with the meaning of certain stars, and with a hidden cosmological symbolism that he uncovers here for the first time. Fascinating and thoroughly researched, The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital is an engrossing book that raises provocative questions and offers complex insights into the meanings behind the mysterious symbols in Washington. David Ovason has spent more than a decade researching the architecture and zodiacs of Washington, D.C. He teaches astrology and has studied the life and writings of Nostradamus for more than forty years. He is the author of several books, including The Secrets of Nostradamus and Nostradamus: Prophecies for America. Mr. Ovason lives and works in England.
Widely acclaimed for giving "an understanding of the connection between Nietzsche's personal experience and his most famous ideas" (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times) in her biography of Nietzsche, Nietzsche in Turin, Chamberlain now renders a similar service to readers of Freud. In this book, part biography, part literary criticism, she takes the reader into the mind of Freud, toward a better understanding of the thinker, his work, and art itself. The very idea of the subconcious as a constant, active presence in our daily lives was Freud's greatest contribution and has allowed generations of people to experience their lives more deeply. His rigorous exploration of the dynamism and structures of the subconscious, Chamberlain argues, was in itself an important work of art. Using Freud's own writing on art and the aesthetic theories of thinkers ranging from Nietzsche to Lionel Trilling, Chamberlain examines Freud's art and shows how his imaginative creations have revolutionized not only mental health, but our thinking about art in general, by opening up the individual subconscious as a subject. In elegant, accessible prose she describes how "Freud split the aesthetic atom, releasing a vast energy for individual creativity."
The second thriller from the former head of M15, featuring M15 officer Liz Carlyle. When M15 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle learns from one of her agents that there have been suspicious meetings in the Islamic bookshop where he works, she feels almost instinctively that a terrorist cell is at work. Liz, immediately reports her findings to Charles Wetherby, her superior at M15, and a surveillance operation is swiftly put into place. So when Wetherby pulls Liz off the case and tasks her to investigate a tip that many years ago a mole was planted in one of the branches of British Intelligence she feels distinctly marginalised. To Liz, the likelihood of a mole seems small, but if Wetherby is right then the potential damage to the Service itself could be immeasurable. InSecret Asset, the second Liz Carlyle novel, Stella Rimington once again brings all her experience as a former Director General of M15 to bear in a truly compelling thriller that takes the reader into a world where no-one can be trusted and nothing is what is seems.
Shannon Cooper came to Nightshade Island to carry out a mission. But she can't do it without the mysterious Gideon Stone. The enigmatic, battle-hardened former soldier is much more than just the island's caretaker. And the powerful feelings he's awakening go deeper than fleeting desire.Former special ops, Gideon has seen danger up close and personal. Now, protecting Shannon from deadly mercenaries is his first priority. But who will shield him from the onslaught of emotion the beautiful computer tech is arousing? As a storm hurtles up the Alabama Gulf Coast, mirroring the passion raging through his defenses, Gideon will do whatever it takes to survive...and explore a relationship as impossible as it is irresistible....
The Dana Girls, Louise and Jean, find themselves involved in another mystery. Their beloved English school teacher goes missing; they found her car, but no Miss Tisdale. By land and water, amidst dogs and fiends, they must find Miss Tisdale and restore a family long divided.
Visiting friends in the Colorado Rockies, Nancy, Bess, and George investigate some acts of sabotage at a wildlife refuge run by a local conservation group.
While staying at the exclusive Spa Solaire outside Tucson, Arizona, Nancy and her friends witness a series of strange events, beginning with sabotage and ending with a kidnapping.
Louise and Jean become enmeshed in another mystery when they chance to meet Mrs. Zerbe, who used to work for Mr. Warrington, one of the owners of Captain Dana's ship. Mrs. Zerbe is devastated that she lost her job at Mr. Warrington's estate. During her conversation with the Danas, Mrs. Zerbe mentions a secret which she has kept for Mr. Warrington. The girls are intrigued but refrain from prying into Mrs. Zerbe's affairs. Later, they are to recall the conversation when Mr. Warrington tries to discover whether Mrs. Zerbe revealed any personal information to them.
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