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Drawing on Chinese military writings, this report finds that China's strategic-deterrence concepts are evolving in response to Beijing's changing assessment of its external security environment and a growing emphasis on protecting its emerging interests in space and cyberspace. China also is rapidly closing what was once a substantial gap between the People's Liberation Army's strategic weapons capabilities and its strategic-deterrence concepts.
Although spending on cybersecurity continues to grow, companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations are still being breached, and sensitive personal, financial, and health information is still being compromised. This report sets out the results of a study of consumer attitudes toward data breaches, notifications that a breach has occurred, and company responses to such events.
Even the deadliest gangs in Chicagoland fear the Cross Crew and carefully avoid their cinderblock bunker headquarters: Red 71 is well known as the last place you'd want to go . . . unless you're willing to risk it being the last place you'll ever go. The Crew is notorious for its ruthless efficiency and cold-blooded cunning. Why, then, would anyone be foolhardy enough to threaten them-and even more dangerous-their loved ones? As Cross catches the scent of a far-reaching conspiracy, he realizes that it all connects to an unexplained event in his past: a massacre from which he emerged inexplicably unscathed, save for the blue mark on his face that pulses when danger is near. That scar has been throbbing more frequently of late. . . . If he's reading the signs accurately, Cross might find himself again facing a terrible menace that is not altogether human.*MEMOFROM: Captain Nathan Lancaster, Chief, Gang Surveillance UnitTO: All Precincts, Focus Near-NorthALERT: Incoming Threats to Cross Crew, Situation Highly Unstable DETAILS: "Cross" and known associates clearly organizing response to perceived pattern of threats. Gang Intelligence indicates high probability of pre-emptive strikes. Report any suspicious and/or unusual activity in Badlands area immediately, gang violence alert level RED.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Since 1949, when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel began to write for The New York Times, readers have looked to his work as a lens through which they could witness America's role in a rapidly changing world. In this vivid and unforgettable memoir, Frankel chronicles the times of his extraordinary life as he experienced them...within the context of the news stories that defined an era.A quintessentially American story, The Times of My Life traces Frankel's riveting personal relationship with history...his harrowing escape from Nazi Germany...his life as an immigrant on the streets of New York...and his extraordinary half-century-long career at The Times. In a rich first-person account that moves from Hitler's Berlin to Cold War Moscow, from Castro's Havana to the newsroom of America's most influential newspaper, this powerful, compelling work interweaves Frankel's personal and professional lives with the era's greatest stories, from Sputnik to the Pentagon Papers to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. And it reveals Frankel's fascinating off-the-record encounters with Nikita Khrushchev, Henry Kissinger, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and a host of other history-makers who shaped their times--and ours.Guiding readers through Hitler's Berlin, Khrushchev's Moscow, Castro's Havana, and the Washington of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, THE TIMES OF MY LIFE reevaluates the Cold War, and interweaves Frankel's personal and professional life with the greatest stories of the era.NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.
Textbook concisely introduces engineering thermodynamics, covering concepts including energy, entropy, equilibrium and reversibility Novel explanation of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics Presents abstract ideas in an easy to understand manner Includes solved examples and end of chapter problems Accompanied by a website hosting a solutions manual
At forty-eight, Tim Cranmer is a secret servant in premature retirement to deepest rural England. His Cold War is fought and won, and he is free to devote himself to his stately manor house, his vineyard, and his beautiful young mistress, Emma.But no man can escape his past, and Tim's lives twenty miles away, in the chaotic person of Larry Pettifer: bored radical don, philanderer, and for twenty years Tim's mercurial double agent against the now vanquished Communist threat. Between the two stands an unresolved rivalry.As the story opens, Larry and Emma have disappeared. Setting off in pursuit of them, Tim discovers that he too is being pursued, by his former masters. The hunter becomes the hunted. Raiding his own past like a thief, he follows Larry and Emma into the minefield -- physical and emotional -- of their new allegiance.Our Game is John le Carre at his incomparable best.
From the New York Times bestselling author of such "sizzling Stark novels" (RT Book Reviews) as Release Me and Say My Name comes a Stark International Novel featuring provocative bad boy Dallas Sykes--the first in a new trilogy in the S.I.N. series.It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart. The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me. Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he's still the one man I desperately crave--yet the one I can never have. Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we're drawn together once more, I can't fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine. We've tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we've told ourselves no--but now it's finally time to say yes.Advance praise for Dirtiest Secret "[A] high-octane contemporary, the first in [J. Kenner's] new Stark International Novel (S.I.N.) trilogy . . . Kenner skillfully builds a top-notch thriller."--Publishers Weekly "Fans of Kenner's steamy, decadent and daring plotlines will feel right at home in her new S.I.N. series and revel in the escapades of her tortured characters and their forbidden passion. As always, Kenner delivers a sensual and heady physical relationship, fraught with danger, forbidden love and high-stakes complications."--RT Book Reviews "Strong writing propels an exciting tale of longing, danger, and forbidden desire. The ending's twist will leave readers eager for the next installment."--Library Journal Dirtiest Secret is intended for mature audiences.From the Trade Paperback edition.
For fans of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly comes the next exciting, globe-trotting adventure in Andy McDermott's explosive series featuring American archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. The Bible's last book hides a secret that could end the world. In the heart of Iraq, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a CIA special forces unit met with Arab rebels near long-hidden ancient ruins, a place from which the Americans were direly warned to stay away. But team member Ezekiel Cross didn't listen and made an astounding discovery--one worth killing for. Now Cross is a ruthless cult leader on an ominous mission. Convinced that he's unlocked the secrets of the Bible's Book of Revelation, he's determined to gather four stone angels that will trigger God's promised End of Days. And he's not alone. A former U.S. president, with a vision of all-out religious warfare, plays a role in the dark plot. But while Cross may have the clues to tracking down the remaining angels, he hasn't been able to match them to real-world locations. For that he has coerced famed archaeologist Nina Wilde into assisting him, using her husband, ex-special forces soldier Eddie Chase, as collateral. With Eddie held hostage, Nina is forced to recover relics of untold power from Rome to Israel. She must find a way to halt Cross's mad quest, because the last piece of the puzzle is at hand--and with it comes the most terrifying revelation of all. Praise for the novels of Andy McDermott "Raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action."--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Hunt for Atlantis "A fun, action-filled James Bond/Indiana Jones-esque story."--Geek Speak Magazine, on Return to Atlantis "Adventure stories don't get much more epic than this."--Daily Mirror (U.K.)From the Paperback edition.
In an explosive novel from the bestselling author of Dangerous--hailed by Virna DePaul as "smooth, sexy, and suspenseful"--deception and desire intertwine as an undercover bodyguard gets too close to the woman he's sworn to protect. Tabloid drama isn't Katelyn Wade's style. The illegitimate daughter of a notorious tycoon, Katelyn has worked hard to build a successful business on her own terms. She doesn't put much stock in the rumors that she's being targeted by someone with a vendetta against her father--until one of her employees at her restaurant turns up dead. Suddenly, she can't trust anyone. Especially not her new bartender, a man with an instinct for trouble . . . and a body made for sin. Katelyn has no idea that Thorne Hudson is being paid to protect her. He certainly never meant to seduce her. Crossing professional lines never ends well, especially when the slightest distraction could put both their lives at risk. But even Thorne's military resolve, honed by years of training, is no match for Katelyn's undeniable sex appeal. And after one taste of her lush lips pushes him past the edge of temptation, Thorne aches to tell her the truth--just as soon as he knows she's safe from harm. Praise for Patricia Rosemoor's Dangerous "Dangerous has everything romantic suspense fans look for: characters with sizzling chemistry and a compelling, fast-paced plot."--New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul "With sizzling heat and a tense hunt for a serial killer, Dangerous is a perfect marriage of romance and suspense."--USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott "Steamy . . . razor-sharp . . . a sexy page-turner for these cold winter nights."--Library Journal Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
With its thriving military base, Seaside, North Carolina, is teeming with heroes of all stripes. But, as the Hero's Welcome series from Annie Rains continues, it takes a cowboy to rescue the town's newest resident from heartache. After a bad breakup leaves Julie Chandler completely devastated, she comes to Seaside seeking a fresh start. A talented, compassionate yoga teacher, she has developed a program to help alleviate the effects of PTSD, but getting a bunch of bullheaded Marines into downward facing dog might be impossible. So Julie's shocked when one of her first students dives in headfirst--and almost tempts her to take down her walls with his easy smile and electrifying touch. Ever since Texas cowboy turned Marine pilot Lawson Phillips lost a crew member in a helicopter accident, he hasn't been able to fly. When a psychologist orders him to attend, of all things, a yoga class, Lawson's outraged--until he finds out Julie is the instructor. She's beautiful, graceful, and completely guarded when it comes to his advances, but he's determined to find out what makes her tick. Because underneath Julie's hard shell is a woman Lawson knows he could fall for--and he's not ready for the ride to end. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
A luminous, intensely moving tale that begins with a secret lovers' assignation in the spring of 1924, then unfolds to reveal the whole of a remarkable life. Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen. For almost all of those years she has been the clandestine lover to Paul Sheringham, young heir of a neighboring house. The two now meet on an unseasonably warm March day--Mothering Sunday--a day that will change Jane's life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Jane--about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees, remembers--expands with every vividly captured moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery, and through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring, deeply affecting work of fiction.From the Hardcover edition.
Situated at the end of the pier, Malibu Farm is a restaurant beloved for its spectacular Pacific Ocean views, the freshly sourced ingredients on its ever-changing menu, and its warm vibe. Chef-owner Helene Henderson opened the space after the once-intimate dinners she hosted on the grounds of her home grew too large. Now, in Malibu Farm Cookbook, she invites you celebrate the coast and mountains of Southern California with dishes like Ricotta and Pea Frittata, Butterfly Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish, Seared Fava Beans, and Grilled Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce. Helene captures the spirit of her own farm with recipes using the morning's fresh eggs, the catch of the day, the luscious vegetables that grow all around, honey harvested steps from where it's enjoyed, and olive oil straight from her grove. Punctuated with luscious, vibrant photography, Malibu Farm Cookbook is a stunning sensory experience that transports you right to the edge of the Pacific.
Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel's essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term "helicopter mom" There is nothing more wonderful than a mother's love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you're perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made? No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel--her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate's mom would do next. Now, in Mother, Can You NOT?, Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting. From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate's gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate's menstrual cycles), Mother, Can you NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they're ruining them in the process).From the Hardcover edition.
With his harrowing debut, Luke Mogelson provides an unsentimental, unflinching glimpse into the lives of those forever changed by war. Subtle links between these ten powerful stories magnify the consequences of combat for both soldiers and civilians, as the violence experienced abroad echoes through their lives in America. Troubled veterans first introduced as criminals in "To the Lake" and "Visitors" are shown later in "New Guidance" and "Kids," during the deployments that shaped their futures. A seemingly minor soldier in "New Guidance" becomes the protagonist of "A Human Cry," where his alienation from society leads to a shocking confrontation. The fate of a hapless Gulf War veteran who reenlists in "Sea Bass" is revealed in "Peacetime," the story of a New York City medic's struggle with his inurement to calamity . A shady contractor job gone wrong in "A Beautiful Country" is a news item for a reporter in "Total Solar," as he navigates the surreal world of occupied Kabul. Shifting in time and narrative perspective--from the home front to active combat, between experienced leaders, flawed infantrymen, a mother, a child, an Afghan-American translator, and a foreign correspondent--these stories offer a multifaceted examination of the unexpected costs of war. Here is an evocative, deep work that charts the legacy of an unprecedented conflict, and the burdens of those it touched. Written with remarkable empathy and elegance, These Heroic, Happy Dead heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.From the Hardcover edition.
Discover how simple and delicious eating well can be. Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are revolutionizing how we eat. Experts on wholesome, nutritious cooking and living a healthy, fashionable lifestyle, the sisters teach people how to enjoy real food to feel happier and more energized. Their simple philosophy of eliminating gluten, grains, and refined sugars, while focusing on maximizing nutrition has revolutionized the way people think of "diet." And, the best part is, preparing such meals is easy and fun.Good + Simple has 140 beautiful recipes that are so tasty you'll forget that they're designed with nourishment in mind. Dishes such as Roasted Squash Soup with Coriander Pesto, Green Goddess Noodle Salad, Cauliflower Rice 3 Ways, Roasted Chicken Thighs with Watercress Salsa Verde, Shrimp and Arugula with Zucchini Noodles, and Cannellini Vanilla Sponge Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting are packed with healthful, whole ingredients and taste wonderful. Also included is lots of helpful information from the sisters on making first steps and maintaining a healthy lifestyle; you'll find an at-a-glance guide to their principles of eating well, ten recipes to get you started, basic pantry ingredients to have on-hand, their signature bone both recipe, and much more.With 140 vibrant photographs, tips on transforming leftovers, stocking your fridge and freezer, meals on the run, advice on mindful eating, and a one-week body reset plan, as well as two weekly meal plans, Good + Simple is the perfect book for any home cook who loves food and wants to eat well every day.
The first meeting between Antonio and Olivia at the Paradise Ballroom is brief, but electric.Years later, on the dawn of World War II, when struggling Italian singer Antonio meets the wife of his wealthy new patron, he recognizes her instantly: it is Olivia, the captivating dance hostess he once encountered in the seedy Paradise Ballroom. Olivia fears Antonio will betray the secrets of her past, but little by little they are drawn together, outsiders in a glittering world to which they do not belong. At last, with conflict looming across Europe, the attraction between them becomes impossible to resist--but when Italy declares war on England, the impact threatens to separate them forever.The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom is a story of forbidden love and family loyalties amid the most devastating war in human history.
Maybe she's on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she's making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too. For years, she's been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John's famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom's Thai classics. Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that's the food, but that's Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You'll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.From the Hardcover edition.
Rich Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How to Survive Obamacare, Trump Wall Street, Kick-start Your Retirement, and Achieve Financial Successby Gerri Willis
In a fiery polemic on our personal finances, Gerri Willis, anchor and personal finance correspondent for Fox Business News, reveals how liberal policy has decimated our wallets. In Rich Is Not a Four-Letter Word, veteran financial journalist and pundit Gerri Willis takes on the progressive mind-set championed by liberals that gives government bureaucrats the right to decide what's best for us, resulting in bigger government programs, more bureaucracy, and more wasted taxpayer money. She dissects Obamacare and Democratic tax initiatives to show how they have hamstrung the average American. Then she shows us how to overcome these left wing financial hurdles and grow our nest eggs, despite the political pickpocketing from Washington. Among the topics she tackles in the book: · How the progressive agenda has robbed Americans of their financial freedom (a new Blackrock survey shows that 4 out of 10 Americans haven't even started saving for retirement)--and how to get it back; · How the wide-open spigot of college loan dollars has encouraged college administrators to boost tuition each and every year--and how we can successfully navigate the system; · How, with a stroke of President Obama's pen, company-sponsored health-care coverage was put on deathwatch, as companies have begun to abandon employee health-care coverage and opt to pay a less expensive federal penalty; · Why the knee-jerk progressive response to the 2008 market crash and subsequent recession has acted as an albatross on the shoulders of American corporations, keeping corporate tax rates at sky high levels among Western nations--and what we can do to create jobs and jumpstart the economy.
Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit."The notorious baby boomers--the largest age cohort in history--are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you're gone the reputation you leave behind? In this series of essays, Michael Kinsley uses his own battle with Parkinson's disease to unearth answers to questions we are all at some time forced to confront. "Sometimes," he writes, "I feel like a scout from my generation, sent out ahead to experience in my fifties what even the healthiest Boomers are going to experience in their sixties, seventies, or eighties." This surprisingly cheerful book is at once a fresh assessment of a generation and a frequently funny account of one man's journey toward the finish line. "The least misfortune can do to make up for itself is to be interesting," he writes. "Parkinson's disease has fulfilled that obligation."From the Hardcover edition.
Following the explosive events of Star Trek® Nemesis, the Romulan Star Empire is in disarray, and Ambassador Spock attempts to render aid by launching a last-ditch effort to reunify the Romulans with their distant forebears, the Vulcans. But when Spock is publicly assassinated at a Romulan peace rally, Starfleet and the Federation are unable to search for the criminals responsible without triggering an intergalactic war. Thus, it falls to James T. Kirk, now retired, to investigate his beloved friend's murder. Given clandestine assistance by Captain Will Riker of the Starship Titan, and accompanied by his good friend Jean-Luc Picard, Kirk travels to Romulus as a civilian, along with his five-year-old child, Joseph, the cantankerous Doctor Leonard McCoy, retired Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, as well as several members of Picard's crew, still waiting to return to duty on the badly damaged U.S.S. EnterpriseTM NCC-1701-E. But on Romulus' sister world, Remus, Kirk unexpectedly encounters an alluring enemy from his past as Picard and he discover that Spock's apparent murder hides an even deeper mystery, literally reaching beyond the limits of the galaxy. Trapped on a deadly, alien world on the eve of a Romulan civil war that could plunge the galaxy into a civilization-ending conflict, Kirk's investigation at last brings him to the heart of a staggering conspiracy. Now, he discovers the true threat facing the Romulans, and is forced into the heartrending realization that for peace to prevail, he must sacrifice the freedom of his son, whose very blood holds the secret to his startling destiny. Captain's Blood is a return to the sweeping action of William Shatner's greatest Star Trek adventures, bringing together both generations to face an unstoppable enemy in a battle for the existence of all life in this galaxy, and beyond.
"Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story," recommends Carly Phillips. Now the swoon-worthy McKinney Brothers series from this bestselling author continues as JT, the youngest of the trio, discovers that only love can make him whole. She's fighting for control. . . . Paige Roberts learned to fend for herself growing up. Now she's doing everything possible to give her daughter, Casey, the stability she never had. But when the vivacious five-year-old decides she's done wearing her prosthesis, Paige faces her toughest challenge yet: trusting a handsome, brooding stranger who simply wants to help. He's struggling to connect. . . . JT McKinney lost more than his leg in a car accident that stole his dreams of pro football. Eight years later, he's made a new life for himself far away from his old one. His business is developing cutting-edge prosthetics and he's more than happy to turn his attention to machines instead of people. Still, he can't shake the feeling that something's missing. Will they take a chance on love? . . . When JT gets the chance to help Paige's daughter, he takes it. He never planned on the two of them tearing down his walls or teaching him to believe in himself again. Paige might not believe in happily ever afters, but JT wants more than anything to be her prince. They'll both have to let go of the past if they want a future. Advance praise for Worth It All "Claudia Connor writes the kind of romance I love most. Warm, realistic, and heartfelt, Worth It All delivers on every level."--New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins"Worth It All is an amazing story about taking a chance and following through. As special needs bring Paige and JT together, this wonderfully written story will bring happiness to your heart."--New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin "Worth It All is exactly the kind of exquisitely raw and achingly emotional read I've come to expect from Claudia Connor--another hit from one of romance's most talented authors."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne Praise for Claudia Connor and her McKinney Brothers series "Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story."--New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips "I can't get enough of Claudia Connor's heartwarming stories. Sexy, emotional, complex, dreamy--her characters satisfy on every level."--New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul "A reading experience that will no doubt satisfy fans and leave many eager for more tales of the passionate McKinney Brothers."--RT Book Reviews Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Hailed by Jami Davenport as her "go-to author for hockey romance," the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series sets the ice ablaze with another sexy novel featuring the gorgeous men of the Chicago Aces. Duncan Armstrong may be an NHL star, but he's a country boy at heart. His ultimate fantasy is going home with the Stanley Cup, not a gold-digging airhead who aspires to be a trophy wife and nothing more. Newly single and hoping to enjoy a night out with his teammates, he ends up hitting it off with a down-to-earth waitress who's a complete breath of fresh air--until Duncan learns that she's a part-time model. He tries to forget about her, but their sizzling chemistry has him coming back for more. Amber is working hard to put herself through school, and has zero interest in dating a professional athlete. She's seen firsthand how fame and fortune can mess with their heads--her father's brilliant football career ended in a firestorm of addiction and infidelity. So Duncan's attentions immediately have her on the defensive. Still, there's something different about him. And once she stops trying to freeze him out, irresistible temptation turns into all-consuming passion. Advance praise for Icing "With chemistry that melts the ice, this novel had me rushing into the zone to finish before the whistle blew. I really enjoyed it!"--Toni Aleo, New York Times bestselling author of the Assassins series"You'd better wear gloves when you read this book, because the heat will burn your fingers. The chemistry between Amber and Duncan is off the charts!"--Christi Barth, author of Risking It All Praise for Kelly Jamieson and her Aces Hockey series "A sweet story with plenty of heart about that bad boy you always wanted, who couldn't wait to have you too."--Award-winning author Cecy Robson, on Off Limits "Steamy, sweet, and a whole lot of fun! I loved Major Misconduct!"--USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
After winning raves for Take the Fall ("crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance"--Katy Evans) and When We Fall ("sexy, emotional, heartfelt"--Monica Murphy), Marquita Valentine ratchets up the tension as new beginnings lead to undeniable passion. A tough cop with an even tougher past, Hunter Sloan has never let anyone stop him from getting what he wants--and he wants Evangeline Ambrose bad. With her gentle curves and raw vulnerability, Hunter's beautiful, mysterious new neighbor awakens his protective side. Determined to do right by a woman who's gone through hell and back, Hunter could be the one to take away the pain--so long as his own secrets don't sink their relationship before it begins. Having escaped an abusive marriage, Evangeline simply wants to start over in the small, quiet town of Forrestville. She's also avoiding all contact with the opposite sex, because she just can't trust her instincts when it comes to men--not even with the sinfully sexy cop next door. So why can't she stop thinking about him? Hunter has darkness in his soul, and yet no one ever made her feel so safe. For all her best laid plans, Evangeline didn't count on choices this hard--or temptation this hot.Advance praise for After We Fall "I fell in love with sexy cop Hunter Sloan on page one, and this beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end. I can't wait to read more by Marquita Valentine!"--New York Times bestselling author Krista Lakes "After We Fall handles sensitive topics exquisitely, leaving the reader aching for more."--USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick Praise for the novels of Marquita Valentine "Take the Fall is a sexy, emotional, heartfelt read. I adored this book and can't wait for the next!"--New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy "A sexy Marine and a second chance at love? Sign me up! Marquita Valentine does it again."--New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, on Take the Fall "I adore Marquita Valentine's work! Dynamic characters, a compelling plot, and a scorching romance left me anxious for more. This is new adult romance at its best."--New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul, on Take the Fall "Crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance, this story has it all. Your heart will pound, you'll laugh, you'll feel, and you'll definitely swoon."--New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans, on When We Fall "Good girl and bad boy romance? Yes, please. When We Fall is a sexy, sweet page-turner."--New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett "When We Fall is beautifully written and so full of sexual tension I was holding my breath. I literally didn't put it down! I devoured it in one sitting and immediately bought everything else Marquita Valentine's ever written."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Perfect for fans of John Grisham, Greg Iles, and Linda Fairstein--this action-packed legal thriller debut races from the gleaming canyons of New York City to the hurricane-lashed waters of the Caribbean. Michael Rudolph's Noble Chase combines a smart, determined heroine and a storm of stunning surprises in a pulse-pounding morality tale of international intrigue that delivers suspense right up to the shocking end. Sic transit gloria. Beth Swahn, a young lawyer, makes a rookie mistake: She believes her client. While basking in the glory of winning a hundred-million-dollar judgment for a U.S. division of C. K. Leung's Chinese conglomerate, Beth realizes that because of her naïveté, Leonard Sloane, president of the division, has absconded to the Caribbean with his banker girlfriend and seventy million dollars of the judgment money. Shortly thereafter, they are both presumed dead when a Mayday call to the Coast Guard reports the sinking of their yacht. Stunned, furious, and determined to retrieve Leung's money and save her firm from bankruptcy, Beth investigates her way through a maze of money laundering and white-collar corruption. When the trail leads her to Sloane's handsome son, she is torn between her attraction for him and her fear that he may be involved in the theft. Beth is not alone in her search for the money. C. K. Leung is also involved, because he doubts Beth's innocence. When her investigation moves to a critical level and a missing encrypted file comes to light that has the power to ignite a geopolitical firestorm, Leung becomes convinced that Beth is a party to Sloane's scheme, and her life becomes violently threatened. Advance praise for Noble Chase "Noble Chase is exactly that: heart-stabbing adventures at sea and in the courtroom, with lives--and millions--at stake. Get ready to stay up late."--Brad Meltzer "From the inner chambers of Manhattan's legal scene to the jet-setting world of international business, this gripping thriller takes you to exotic places while keeping you on the edge of your seat. Noble Chase is a debut you must read!"--Kathy Reichs"A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. . . . A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"International money laundering, corruption, violence, and a horrific tropical storm all combine to make this a breathless race to the finish line--and the cash. The John Grisham and Scott Turow crowd will be satisfied."--BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.
Second chances are sweeter than ever in Charlotte Stein's steamy Dark Obsession series--perfect for fans of Katy Evans--as a self-reliant college girl falls for a reformed bully who's desperate to make up for lost time. Letty Carmichael can't believe her eyes when she catches a glimpse of her high school tormenter, wrestling champ Tate Sullivan, on campus. College was supposed to be her escape from Tate's constant ridicule. Now he's in her classes again, just waiting for his chance to make her life hell. But when Letty and Tate are partnered up for an assignment--on sex in cinema, of all things--she starts to see a kinder, gentler side of him. And when she realizes Tate knows more about sex than she could ever guess at, he soon starts making her blush in a whole new way. Tate Sullivan is haunted by regret over his cruelty toward Letty. So when she agrees to work with him, he seizes his chance to make amends. He can't blame her for not believing he's for real, but soon Tate starts to break down her wall. She wants to know about passion, desire, lust--topics he is well versed in. And in return she offers the one thing he always wanted: the chance to be more than just a jock. Letty is shocked by how sensitive Tate can be. Still, desiring him feels ludicrous. Loving him is impossible. Craving him is beyond all reason. So why can't she stop?Advance praise for Never Sweeter "A gorgeous, lush story full of angst and heartbreak with dark, tormented characters and mind-blowing sex. I got blisters from turning the pages so fast."--USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.