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When businessman Jordan Blaise walks into Sadie Rose Perkins's bookstore, she's hoping to sell a book, but she's ready for anything, including an adventure.Or so she thinks.Then he asks her to pose as his wife-to-be so that he can convince his dying mother that he'll have the happily ever after she has always wanted him to have. Even Sadie isn't prepared for the adventure falling in love turns out to be.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
When Jim Charters drank, he talked too much. He claimed he could get Pearl Mantinover out of the death house because he could prove she was innocent. Shooting off his mouth this time led Jim into the tightest spot of his life . . . The next morning he woke up with $10,000 in his hand and voluptuously naked Lou Tarrent in his bed. Jim was on a chase that kept him running for his life, for Lou was all woman and wouldn't take no for an answer!
Something was wrong, terribly wrong.Terror froze her for a moment, and in that moment of horror a fist smashed into her face. There was nothing in that dark room but her trembling body and the nightmare.She lay there rigid, trying to understand what was happening. It was no nightmare; the pains she felt told her that.Why was he doing this to her? Why?Without knowing it she began to scream.
He was as rare as a three-dollar bill . . . an honest man in the town of French Bayou - that was crowding Phenix City out of corruption's first place.He was young Deputy Sheriff Andy Latour, with enough stern morality for someone to have set an assassin on his trail.But Latour dodged the bullets, and now it was urgent that his voice be silenced. So - a phone call in the night, a drive out of town, the thud of a blackjack.And when Latour woke to daylight he was ringed around by hard, watchful men, accused of the brutal rape of a gorgeous young redhead - and the murder of her aged husband.And even when Latour crashed jail, the word went out to bring him back dead . . .
She lived fast . . . and she loved fast.Everyone who knew Helene Camden had a good reason for wanting her dead:Hal Camden - her husband, who knew she was two-timing him all over FloridaTom Ferris - who knew all the angles . . . and the curvesCharlie Ames - who woke up in the dead woman's bedBen Sheldon - who had an eye for business . . . and for anything in skirtsA thrill-packed suspense tale with a stunning surprise ending!
Cade Cain was back in town after two years in a Communist prison camp. His first night home he'd been beaten by a sadistic hoodlum and warned to get out of town fast. Now someone had planted a bullet-riddled corpse on his doorstep.Three people in town hated him - his greedy ex-wife, her wheeler-dealer boyfriend, and the big muscle man in the local mafia. But which of them ordered murder - and signed Cade's name to the tab?
On the day they gave the money away . . . the shopping center was a scene of confusion. A carnival had been set up nearby, and now a clown was throwing coins and bills to the eager crowd.Suddenly the gay scene changed to nightmare. A man clutched his stomach and dropped to the ground. A clown was shot; a young mother was killed by a stray bullet. The merrymakers were no longer the audience, but unwilling pawns in a dangerous game - with life or death as the stakes.
She had a plan . . .She would find the man that had done this terrible thing to her.She would get into her cream-colored Cadillac and drive until she came to Blairville - his town.She would look for his house and go there with the little pearl-handled revolver in her purse.Then, as calmly as she could, she would tell him who she was and why she had come . . . and she would pull the trigger of the revolver as many times as was necessary . . .
Author's Note --Some may think this is a cruel and shocking story. It is cruel, though, only in the sense that men are cruel, for men motivated the events which I have described here. And it is shocking only because few citizens ever stop to give thought to the little drama known as The Inquest - or to the old-fashioned and inept coroner system which still manages to bumble along in parts of our country.Many attorneys, physicians, reporters and politicians have been good enough to clarify the procedures for me, and I am indebted to them.In the sense that these events could happen, this is a true story, and I have attempted to make it as graphic and as accurate as possible.Editor's Note --In this new book, the author of Wake Up and Scream takes us behind the scenes for an electrifying glimpse into some of the most insidious double-dealings and gutter morals of our day.
The Operation was planned carefully because these men were professionals in the sciences of death, terror and violence.More than a hundred thousand dollars was at stake, and they had to be sure nothing would go wrong. Perhaps some innocent people would die, that didn't matter. Only the money mattered.Then how did it go wrong?When Mary Ellen Fury, wife of police Lieutenant Robert Fury, parked her green sedan in the exact spot where the getaway car was supposed to be. Parked it at 9:30 a.m. just as Wally Hirsh and his gang ran from the scene of the murdered and robbery.
He followed her for a block . . . swiftly and silently. As she neared the park, he smiled tightly and began to close in.When she reached the park, she began to run across the frozen ground. Her head was down and her arms were hugging the coat around her.She must be cold. Well, she'd warm up when hell opened its doors for her! He ran after her.Then he was upon her. Before a cry could reach her lips, he had grasped her throat and kicked her off balance. She fell, stunned with fright. Without releasing his grasp on her throat, he straddled her body and peered into her eyes. Bending forward suddenly, he forced his mouth onto hers and deliberately smeared his lips slowly over hers. Then he lifted his head. "This is how they do it!" he whispered. "You cop lover! This is how they do it!"
The Spread, a glossy porno weekly studded with full-page photographs, was a success from the very first issue. Every week a quarter of a million copies hit the newsstands and were snapped up by eager readers. But behind the scenes, in the New York offices of the sex-paper, the action was even hotter. Walter, the hot-blooded young publisher, was working overtime on his big blond secretary and the official policy was pleasure before, during, and after business hours.
They showed me the bone fragments, and the charred diamond, and everything else - but I said to hell with their theory.Wilma was alive and I knew it.She had to be. The newspapers were yelling that I had murdered her!
Alive, she was worth a fortune . . . dead, she was a racketeer's life insurance!Mona Ambler sat in the death house with a secret that not even a decent guy like Mike Duval could extract. Just home from Korea, Mike had to go about saving the gal the hard way. Maybe she really had shot and killed a jewelry salesman, maybe she had been the no-good thieving B-girl the papers had reported, but just the same she had also been the beloved wife of Mike's only brother.The odds were a hundred-to-one that Mona would go to the chair without talking. But Mike Duval was willing to gamble against these odds. The thing he didn't realize was that the boss of the city rackets was betting against him with every gunman, chiseler, and grafter on his side. Because Mona knew something that could blast the city wide open!
The first visitor to paradise in three centuries!For 300 years, Utopia has been separated from the rest of the galaxy. Now, after intricate negotiations, a single visitor from the Other Worlds is permitted to travel to this strange planet.What Hardy Cronyn finds is stranger than he could have imagined: no marriage, few children, and a population that was effectively immortal. No death, no crime . . . a true paradise.But then Cronyn discovers the paralyzing fear shared by all Utopia's inhabitants: If life is eternal, pain will last a long, long time.
A new race would inherit the Earth.Tormented by neuroses, psychoses, and instability, mankind changed, and two new breeds of humans were born:Normans - devoid of body hair, quiet, rational, hiding a strange new power. And Sexons - wild, animalistic, with lustful urges.And each one was convinced it was Earth's true heir.
Visit Earth! The exciting birthplace of man!Now, courtesy of Starways, Inc., you can take your vacation anywhere . . . literally anywhere. Starting from the holiday planet of Paradiso, eager tourists can tavel to Mars, Venus, or more exotic planets scattered across the stars.But curiously, there's one trip that Starways seems to discourage people from taking. And naturally that's the one Ram Burrell is most interested in: a trip to Earth.Once Burrell finagles a ticket for the journey, he discovers why Earth is the least-visited planet in the galaxy . . . and why Starways aims to keep it that way.
A sudden, savage, suicidal, senseless attack.Why are thousands of Tinkers ready, eager, and determined to die in an insane attack on their planetary neighbor, Shan?War consultant Ray Cottrell doesn't really care; a beautiful young playmate has just jumped into his lap, one of many in a long line. But when he realizes what's behind the Tinkers' suicide, he realizes he's going to have to step in.Because he alone can defeat the Space Sorcerers.
The battle for Earth is on!It was not an invasion from space.It was four invasions - simultaneous but each task force led by an Adamite naval commander and a beautiful dark-haired girl. It's the girls, Tomi, Verne, Gilen, and Pariss, who count most of all in the balance of power. For they are the Cosmic Spies.Earth slept through the opening moves of the game. But when it awoke, battle was finally joined between the two great races of Man. To prove which was human.
In this world, no one can hide for two hours. Benny Rice has been hiding for twenty years.For billions of people, the Rebirth Institute holds the key to eternal life. But only a tiny minority - less than 1 percent - are selected for rebirth.Benny Rice isn't one of them. True, he's got all the necessary traits: compassion, health, energy, potential for creativity. But intelligence tests show he's a moron - automatically disqualifying him.And then, in the midst of a crisis that threatens more than Benny's life, his intelligence scores must be reexamined . . . And he's not exactly who he says he is.
One man's terrifying journey out of his mind - and into many others!Fletcher was dying. But it wasn't that simple. His mind refused to follow his body; instead, it moved from brain to brain: young, old, healthy, ill, men, women. But now he found himself in the brain of Charles Searle, the twisted scientist who had altered Fletcher's mind, leaving him a disembodied personality.Fletcher now shared his brain.And Searle was dying.
Where do you go from Limbo?He has no name and no memory. Awakening in a clearing, he has no tools, weapons, or guide to his new home. As he explores, he finds six gateways. But what lies beyond each of them?He finds a name - Rex - and a companion: Regina. But even as he imagines he has found paradise, the engines of its destruction are beginning to rumble . . .
The summer of the giants.They weren't really giants, of course. Just nice young people who'd decided to camp outside the village for the summer.Ordinary - except they were all over six feet tall, a bit too well dressed, and didn't mix with anyone.No one thought much about them. Until the Night. And then it was too late.
Some win. Some lose. Some die.To keep the planet's population figures stable, Noman authorities devised the Sports - each a test of nerves, skill, and physical fitness. Those found proficient receive medals. Those found wanting, die. Sixty million Nomans died each year in the the Sports.Now a human telepath has been sent to Noman by the Universal Order Force. His assignment: Find out who's rigging the games.Before it's too late.
A planet-wide plot! The stakes? All the world's people.The million cities cover every inch of the Earth's surface with a gleaming metal skin. They penetrate deep into the planet's core. And billions of people crowd them, fast squandering the depleted resources of an aging world.The way forward for the human race lies in only one direction: outward to the stars. But only the Chartists are capable of building starships. And the government has outlawed them and subjected them to a vicious reign of terror.But the Chartists are not what they seem.
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