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As the dust settles after the demise of the Cold War, Charlie Muffin must thwart a plan that could bring the world to the brink of nuclear holocaust It has been more than five years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and Charlie Muffin, Britain's cagiest spy, is beginning to feel obsolete. As the machine of state intelligence is dismantled around him, he expects that he too will soon be on the scrap heap. But Britain needs him in Russia one more time. Since the demise of the Soviet empire, Charlie's old stomping grounds have gone to seed. The Communist bureaucracy has degenerated into chaos. Rampant corruption, coupled with easy gangland money, means that disorder reigns. In the anarchy, 250 kilograms of uranium goes missing and Charlie must track it down before it goes to the highest bidder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
As the Soviet Union dissolves, a long-buried secret puts Charlie's life in danger--againCharlie Muffin shouldn't be condemned for mourning the end of the Cold War. For decades the KGB provided him with endless professional success and now that it's gone, Charlie is nearly out of a job. Removed from active duty, he is now training new recruits on operations in a post-Soviet era. It's dull work that leaves Charlie yearning for the adventures of old and this time, he'll get more than he bargained for. One of Charlie's first pupils is arrested within days of arriving in Beijing to extract a blown British agent. Now Charlie must go to China and get both of them out. Meanwhile, someone is searching for Charlie--Natalia Fedova, a former lover, who surfaces with a new job high up in Russian intelligence and a daughter she says is his. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
The Everything Rock & Blues Piano Book: Master Riffs, Licks, and Blues Styles from New Orleans to New York Cityby Eric Starr
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When the clock strikes midnight to usher in a new year, three couples get a fresh start and a chance at love. But can they recognize what's in their hearts before it's too late?Ringing in Love: Entrepreneur and single mother Catherine Bennett needs to lease office space in sexy Dominic Russo's building, but there's a big snag. The man is a known womanizer...and her professional rival. Then he offers her an irresistible chance at winning a huge contract if she partners with his company. Catherine must decide whether mixing business with pleasure might not be such a bad idea this New Year's Eve.Candlelight Conspiracy: When Sophie Graystone's apartment building loses power during the holidays, the aloof restaurant owner next door surprisingly invites her for a late-night menu tasting. Marc Sizzo's too busy concentrating on success to fall in love. But sharing confidences in the intimate candlelight just might be the spark for a real relationship...unless an old flame reclaims his heart. Will Sophie find herself alone on New Year's Eve after all?Masquerade: Sophie Franklyn and Alex Scavoni spend a sizzling New Year's Eve in each other's arms, reveling in the anonymity of a masked party. But when next they meet, it's in the high-pressure world of a busy Perth emergency room where they must work side by side.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Fall in love with the spirited Fitzgerald family as they find romance in turbulent Civil War-era America. Settle in to enjoy these ten tales of independent American heroines who meet their rebellious matches!The Reluctant Debutante: Ginger Fitzpatrick would rather be rallying for women’s rights than attending the Cotillion Ball—until she sets her eye on Joseph Lafontaine, a half Ojibwa Indian, whom New York society deems her unsuitable to marry. But love knows no such boundaries… The Abolitionist’s Secret: Heather Fitzpatrick falls for young army lieutenant David Whitman, who is tracking the runaway slave she rescued a few nights earlier. Can their attraction survive the coming divide between North and South? Banking on Temperance: Banking heir Basil Fitzpatrick has his pick of the ladies—but it’s impoverished spitfire Temperance Jones, daughter of a circuit-riding preacher, who catches his eye. She’s determined to get to Oregon—does he have the courage to follow? The Tempestuous Debutante: The smart choice says Jasmine Fitzpatrick should choose to charm the Viscount of Foxborough at this season’s Cotillion, but the noble’s stable boy, Parr O’Shaughnessy, may hold the key to her heart. Blinded by Grace: Grace Wagner has loved Halwyn Fitzpatrick since they were teens. When she needs a husband to inherit a trust, will Halwyn’s new glasses help him see her in a new light, or will she take control and propose? The Duplicitous Debutante: Rosemary Fitzpatrick hides her female identity as dime novelist F.P. Elliott, from new publisher Henry Cooper. When her deception begins to unravel at the Cotillion Ball, will deceit cost her the man she’s come to love? Expressly Yours, Samantha: To escape her wicked uncle, Samantha Hughes cuts her hair and joins the Pony Express as a man. Valerian Fitzpatrick’s fleeing life in the family business, but he and Sam fall in love once her secret’s uncovered. But does a future with her mean giving up the freedom he’s always craved? A Widow’s Salvation: Volunteering at the army hospital, widow Pepper Fitzpatrick Brown meets head surgeon Colonel Elijah Williams. It’s hard to find happiness in a war-torn United States, but these two wounded souls stand a fighting chance—if they can save what’s left of their hearts. The Forgotten Debutante: Saffron Fitzpatrick spent her teenage years mourning the dead rather than dancing at her debutante ball, with the exception of one forbidden kiss with soldier Ezekiel Boone. Fate reunites the couple three years later, and they discover unexpected common ground. An Unconventional Courtship: Discover where it all began with this bonus novella featuring the Fitzpatrick parents! When a busybody from back home confronts Charlotte Ashcroft, who’s attending a women’s rights speech in New York City alone, she grabs the man in a jaunty blue hat nearby and introduces him as her escort. What’s an up-and-coming young banker like George Fitzpatrick to do but help a lady out?
Expert advice on building a resume to get the job you want! Your resume is the most important financial document you'll ever create. When it works, so do you. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience, bestselling author Martin Yate shows you how to write a dynamic, effective resume that:Stands out in a resume databaseBuilds a strong personal brand employers will want on their teamPasses recruiters' six-second scan testSpeaks to exactly what employers are looking forThe new edition of this classic guide includes dozens of sample resumes as well as cutting-edge advice on resume-writing tactics. With Knock 'em Dead Resumes, 12th Edition, you'll grab employers' attention--and score the job you want.
We are the ones we've been waiting for. --June Jordan Empowering, inspiring...evolving. From Susan B. Anthony to Amy Schumer, the feminist movement has grown in number and purpose for hundreds of years--from women's right to vote to wage equality and beyond. Now, 200 leaders of the movement for equal rights and opportunities--female and male; young and old; across politics, the arts, media, and history--share their thoughts on what it means to be a feminist. With quotes that galvanize, hearten, and inform, I Am a Feminist unites the many strong voices that celebrate the past, present, and future of feminism.
A modern twist on classic one-pot cooking! Discover fresh, innovative, one-pot recipes that definitely go above and beyond your mom's favorite weeknight go-to meals. With easy instructions, and even easier cleanup--as well as beautiful ingredients and modern flavor combinations--anyone can make these fabulous dinner party crowd pleasers! Whether you're into sweet-and-savory combinations like Baked Apple Butter Steak with Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash Soup with Kielbasa and Wild Rice or international flavor favorites like Beef and Roasted Vegetables with Provencal Vinaigrette and Curried Chicken with Avocado, with more than 200 one-pot recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of easy, artisan meals that are simple to make and effortless to clean up!
Trapped at a desk job, Charlie Muffin uncovers a deadly KGB plotCharlie Muffin is too good an agent to be working a desk, but after a bust-up with his new director, he has been relegated to clerk work. Among the heaps of papers, though, Charlie stumbles upon the clues to a last-gasp plot from the collapsing Soviet Union. The signs point to a new Soviet Star Wars system--and to the involvement of a British traitor. Or do they? After all, the KGB wants one more chance to eliminate their old adversary Charlie. When the agency discovers his involvement, it sets a nasty trap. As the Soviet regime crumbles, it could take Charlie down with it. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A sinister ring of child abductors sends the FBI on a frenzied manhunt to save an ambassador's daughter before it's too lateThe people in the car don't recognize Mary as anything special. They see the skinny ten-year-old as just another young girl on the streets of Brussels, not as the daughter of a US ambassador. The black car stops and Mary, used to having a chauffeur, climbs aboard. Before she knows what's happening, she is on her way to a mansion in Antwerp with a specially designed, child-sized cell. She has been abducted. Now, a team of FBI agents, along with Europe's foremost psychological profiler, are on the hunt for the girl's captors. They must find her before time runs out and Mary is murdered--or worse. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Reborn into every generation, a brutal serial killer is just steps away from true immortalityDeath is no obstacle for Harold Taylor. Since the eighteenth century he has been reincarnated into a handful of identities. He won fame as an eye surgeon in Victorian England, established St. Louis's first brothels as an American settler, and survived the trenches of the First World War only to be executed in a court martial. But despite his different lives, one thing always remains the same: Harold Taylor is a murderer. Blood is the secret to Taylor's reincarnation. At each rebirth, he marks for death those who wronged him in the past, and by spilling their blood he guarantees himself another try at life. This time he has a new plan: to avoid death altogether by leaping into the body of another. For Harold Taylor, murder is only the beginning--unless, of course, someone can stop him. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Sixteen people saw her kill her husband, but Jennifer swears she is innocentThe traders call the office "the goldfish bowl" because its walls are all glass. There is no privacy, not even for office manager Gerald Lomax. And so it is that everyone in the office watches him die. Gerald's former mistress, Jennifer, married him when his first wife, Jane, passed away. Married for six years, their life seems blissful until the day she brings a kitchen knife to his office and stabs him to death in broad daylight. It is an open-and-shut case, but Jennifer pleads innocence, claiming that it wasn't she who stabbed him--it was Jane, possessing Jennifer's body to take revenge on her unfaithful husband from beyond the grave. Is Jennifer mad? Is she lying? Or might her tale of supernatural possession hold a sinister truth? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Brian Freemantle resolves one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all timeWhat happened to the Mary Celeste? A merchant vessel sailing out of New York with an Italy-bound shipment of commercial alcohol, the brigantine began her fateful journey in November 1872. One month later she was sighted on an apparent return course, her sails set but torn, her deck abandoned. The ship was in good condition, with her cargo intact. There was no sign of an attack, but the crew had vanished. What was to follow spawned the most famous maritime ghost story of all time: Convinced of murder and mystery, the British court investigator suppressed evidence to bolster his case. Rumors abounded of sea monster attack, Barbary Coast piracy, and the crew having been sucked from the vessel as it sailed over the site of the fabled Atlantis. Regardless, the mystery remained unsolved. Until now. In this thrilling retelling, Brian Freemantle depicts for the first time how the truth was turned into fantasy and legend, largely through the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A retelling of the classic saga of the mutiny on the Bounty, from master of suspense Brian FreemantleOn April 28, 1789, the H.M.S. Bounty was very far from home. After a long journey around the Cape of Good Hope, Captain William Bligh and his crew emerged into the hot, still air of the South Pacific, and a kind of madness began to take hold. Led by Fletcher Christian, eighteen unhappy sailors set upon Bligh in the night, and at sword-point forced him and his officers into a small rowboat, to try their luck upon the open sea. But why? Although it is history's most famous mutiny, the events leading up to Christian's fateful decision are shrouded in mystery. In this thrilling account, master espionage author Brian Freemantle imagines what might have influenced a loyal sailor to turn mutineer. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
The CIA closes in on an escaped Nazi hiding out in PanamaThe CIA sends Hartman because he knows the target's face. Hartman spent two years in Bergen-Belsen and knows camp commandant Fritz Lang's face better than anyone. The Nazi has taken up residence in a Panamanian port, supplementing his realtor's salary with monthly infusions from a numbered Swiss account. Despite Lang's extensive plastic surgery, Hartman recognizes him. It's a face he could never forget, and it's time to make him pay. Rumors have circulated that, in the waning days of World War II, a KGB operative helped Lang and others escape the wrath of the Red Army in exchange for massive bribes. That operative is now the KGB's top man, and getting the dirt on him would mean destabilizing all of Russian intelligence. Hartman's task is not to arrest Lang, but to spook him and follow when he runs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Desperate for worldwide success, a businessman places himself in the hands of the unforgiving mafiaBorn a refugee, Eddie Franks intends to live like a Rockefeller. He wants wealth, not for its own sake but because it means never having to be like his father, who fled Nazi Germany only to spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder. For most of his childhood, Eddie was raised by the Scargos, an American family whose patriarch kept his real son, Nicky, in constant competition with Eddie. Their battle has never ended. Though now an internationally successful hotel magnate, Eddie still feels the need to outdo Nicky. At his stepbrother's suggestion, he goes into business in the Americas, opening a cruise company in the Caribbean. Expansion is the name of the game, and Nicky offers financing, with strings attached. The money is an investment from organized crime, and Eddie is unaware that the interest will be paid in blood. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A lawyer gets caught in the crossfire of a deadly civil war in Africa Richard Deaken has lost his nerve. Once a globally renowned trial lawyer, he has suffered a string of bad results that have sapped his confidence and dulled the edge necessary for success in the high-stakes world of international law. Resigned to life in obscurity, he has retreated to an unimpressive office in Geneva, where the trickle of low-paying clients doesn't come close to supporting the lifestyle that he--and his wife--are used to. But a big case is right around the corner. Deaken's new employers are soldiers in a vicious African civil war on the brink of erupting into unprecedented bloodshed. An order of $50 million worth of arms is on its way to his client's opponents, and to stop it they have kidnapped the arms dealer's son. They ask Deaken to negotiate the ransom--the guns in exchange for the child--and he cannot say no, because the guerillas have also kidnapped his wife. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A dozen stories of espionage in Berlin, from one of the genre's mastersIn 1990--after the Iron Curtain has lifted but before East and West Germany become one--an uneasy truce exists between the spy agencies of Berlin's two halves. As the governments of the divided state negotiate reunification, espionage continues quietly. That calm is about to explode. An English agent, on a routine collection of microfilm on the other side of Checkpoint Charlie, is arrested for spying, and all hell threatens to break loose. He is the fourth officer in six months to fall, and the arrest confirms everyone's fear: There is a mole in English intelligence. Responsibility falls on Samuel Bell, the head of the Berlin espionage department, nicknamed "the Factory." But Bell's search for the mole--an unwanted strain on his alcohol-frayed nerves--is only one of this collection's dozen stories of life in the Factory, where deception is rampant and death is never far behind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A con man gets in too deep during a risky job on the French RivieraHarvey Jordan is no ordinary thief. A few years ago, an identity-theft scheme left him destitute, his fortune stolen and his wife gone with it. After two years in the gutter, Harvey learned who ruined him and returned the favor, stealing back his money by taking over the crook's identity. He didn't recover his wife, but he did find a new career. Now he travels the world among the fabulously wealthy, cozying up to them before he empties their bank accounts. Anonymity is his greatest asset, so when a casual seduction leaves him embroiled in a sensational divorce case, Harvey plans to escape by orchestrating the greatest swindle of his life, stealing the identity of the man whose wife Jordan seduced. As the reasons for his crime become more and more personal, and a love affair shatters his hard-boiled façade, this man without a name finds himself trapped in a con he cannot escape. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
After fifteen years in prison, a disgraced spy hunts down the man who put him awayJack Mason is ready to kill. For fifteen years he has plotted revenge from his prison cell. He has exercised daily, keeping his body and mind fit, and learned all he could about computers, so that he can finally manipulate them at will. He will need to use all his mental powers to find Sobell, then merciless strength to kill him. An ex-CIA agent, Mason was jailed for spying on his country for the Russians. Sobell was the KGB colonel who recruited him and, when the scheme turned sour, sold him out. He is hidden somewhere in the United States, with a new identity courtesy of Witness Protection, and a mistress in the form of Jack's ex-wife. When Jack gets out of prison, he's going to take them both down--no matter what the cost. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A scientist's miraculous discovery pits him against a multinational drug company in a fight for his life Richard Parnell is one of the leading minds in gene therapy research, and he expects the job at Dubette, Inc., to be his first step to a Nobel Prize. But when he arrives at the American pharmaceutical giant, he finds himself shut out of the main avenues of research, isolated from the cutting edge in a way he has never been before. To force his way into the inner circle, he must forgo ethics. By testing a new gene therapy on human subjects, Parnell hits upon something miraculous. A shot from his syringe makes AIDS victims recover and tumors disappear. The corporate heads at Dubette are thrilled, and rush Parnell's brilliant discovery to market. But what is he to do when he learns that, far from being a miracle cure, his breakthrough may actually be a recipe for certain death? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
An accountant's attempt to rectify the books of his father-in-law's company sends him headlong into war with the New York mafiaJohn Carver is too good an accountant not to see the irregularity in his father-in-law's files: three companies, all off shore, with balance sheets that don't match the ones in the official records. Three companies that represent substantial investment by organized crime. When John confronts his father-in-law, George W. Northcote, the old man insists he has control of the situation, and that the firm is about to be extricated from its criminal association. A few days later, George is dead. His father-in-law's creative accounting draws John into a knock-down, drag-out battle with the heads of the Five Families of the New York mafia. The battle moves quickly off the balance sheets and into the realm of flesh, blood, and death, and soon everyone John loves--including his wife and mistress--find themselves in the mob's vengeful crosshairs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
On the eve of a vital CIA assignment, an agent's hesitation leads him to the brink of disasterHis grandfather was a lawman too. That's how Charles O'Farrell rationalizes his work. He keeps a picture of his ancestor by his bed, a faded sepia portrait of a short, plain-looking man made remarkable only by the long-barreled Colt strapped to his hip. His grandfather killed to make the frontier safe--O'Farrell has the faded newspaper clippings to prove it. In the service of America, O'Farrell kills too. But his killings never make the front page. A trained CIA assassin, O'Farrell lives like a machine, operating according to a perfect routine because routine keeps him sharp. Routine keeps killers from getting killed. But now, as he readies his next hit, a terrible twist will disrupt his once meticulous process. Doubt has begun to creep into Charles O'Farrell's mind, and in a business where even the smallest hesitation can spell certain death, doubt is very dangerous indeed. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
On the eve of her wedding, a woman must fight to rescue her fiancé from an international terrorist plotIt's been nearly a year since Janet's husband, Hank, died of a terrible illness. Though she thought she would never love again, John Sheridan proved her wrong. Like Janet, he works in government, analyzing files for the State Department. They fall in love shortly after meeting at a party, and it isn't long before Janet, finally ready to leave Hank in the past, agrees to marriage. But their plans are quickly disrupted. Posted overseas in war-torn Beirut, John disappears just before the wedding. It's a race against the clock as Janet must face the specter of international terrorism to save the second love of her life--before it's too late. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
In the last days of the KGB, a nefarious plot against the United States threatens to reignite the Cold WarThe Soviet Union is in turmoil. With the election of Gorbachev have come new ideas about freedom, compassion, and openness--ideas that leave no place for the dark machinations of the KGB. Reform is coming to the Soviet intelligence service, unless Victor Ivanovich Kazin can stop it. Kazin is one of the Old Guard, and an agent doesn't survive three decades in the KGB without being relentless. He is a liar, a cheat, a backstabber--and he is proud of it. To oppose this latest wave of reform, Kazin has planned an audacious operation targeting the CIA, using a mole deep inside Langley. It will require every ounce of his cunning and cruelty, and Kazin never fails. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
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