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The dramatic climax of the SEA OF FERTILITY, bringing together the dominant themes of the three previous novels; the decay of Japan's courtly tradition and samurai ideal, and the essence and value of Buddhist philosophy.
Over her 78 years, Decca's letters are the most tangible tracks left of a remarkable life from her childhood as the daughter of a British peer (Lord Redesdale) to her scandalous elopement to the Spanish Civil War with her cousin Esmond Romilly, to her life in the United States, where she married a radical lawyer, Robert Treuhaft in San Francisco. The Mitford girls (five sisters) included Diana (who married the British fascist leader Oswald Mosley), Unity (who was close to Adolf Hitler) and Debo (who became the Duchess of Devonshire). Decca shocked them all when she joined the American Communist Party. Her letters are the stories of a century: gossip and politics, war and mores, the wonders of rapid technological change, the poignancy of personal struggles. They are also a record of her never-ending quest for social justice. Her letters were also a rehearsal for her published works (which included her memoir, HONS AND REBELS and her investigative masterpiece, THE AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH), which refined the first observations she threw into her letters. This is a fascinating collection that reveals to us intimately the most ebullient Mitford of them all.
It looks like just another car crash: a head-on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead. But Tom Valle, the local newspaperman assigned to the story, is damned good at spotting lies. He should know -- once a star reporter at America's most prestigious daily, he was disgraced after being caught spinning columns of lies and exiled to the smallest town paper that would have him. Seeking redemption in the truth, Valle hopes that this so-called accident could resurrect his career. But his investigation turns up a dark trail of cover up, corruption, fraud and murder that stretches back for decades. If this story doesn't redeem him, it will kill him.
Deceit and Denial details the attempts by the chemical and lead industries to deceive Americans about the dangers that their deadly products present to workers, the public, and consumers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner pursued evidence steadily and relentlessly, interviewed the important players, investigated untapped sources, and uncovered a bruising story of cynical and cruel disregard for health and human rights. This resulting exposé is full of startling revelations, provocative arguments, and disturbing conclusions--all based on remarkable research and information gleaned from secret industry documents. This book reveals for the first time the public relations campaign that the lead industry undertook to convince Americans to use its deadly product to paint walls, toys, furniture, and other objects in America's homes, despite a wealth of information that children were at risk for serious brain damage and death from ingesting this poison. This book highlights the immediate dangers ordinary citizens face because of the relentless failure of industrial polluters to warn, inform, and protect their workers and neighbors. It offers a historical analysis of how corporate control over scientific research has undermined the process of proving the links between toxic chemicals and disease. The authors also describe the wisdom, courage, and determination of workers and community members who continue to voice their concerns in spite of vicious opposition. Readable, ground-breaking, and revelatory, Deceit and Denial provides crucial answers to questions of dangerous environmental degradation, escalating corporate greed, and governmental disregard for its citizens' safety and health. After eleven years, Markowitz and Rosner update their work with a new epilogue that outlines the attempts these industries have made to undermine and create doubt about the accuracy of the information in this book.
Delving into the depths of treachery and affection, RM Johnson returns with another thrilling drama. When Nate Kenny convinces Daphanie Coleman to sign over custody of her newborn baby to the father, his ex-wife, Monica, vows to help the young woman. But Monica is still recovering from a gunshot to the head that put her in a coma. Daphanie hires Austin Harris to help win her baby back, but divorced and lonely, Austin falls for Monica and tries to pull her into a relationship--one she is reluctant to start. Meanwhile, Caleb Harris, Austin's brother, must pay back a loan shark to save his family from home eviction. But debt isn't his only problem--his son has fallen deeper and deeper into crime. And as Daphanie struggles to win back her child, she must decide whether or not she will live by the rules of a man she despises in order to stay in her child's life. This electrifying novel features the unforgettable Harris brothers, the major players of Johnson's Million Dollar series, in a gripping new drama of passion and revenge. Deceit and Devotion--a rich tapestry of family, love, and loyalty--is not to be missed.
A harrowing stand-alone novel from Seatbelt Suspense author Brandilyn Collins. Seven years after her the disappearance of her best friend, Linda Jackson, skip tracer Joanne Weeks must locate a witness who can put the man who Joanne knows to be Linda's killer behind bars---before he silences Joanne for good.
What you don't know can kill you . . .Ever since she could remember, Elle has had to hop from town to town to keep up with her dad's demanding career as a corporate insurance agent. Each time, a reoccurring nightmare followed her wherever she went - until the day that the frightening figures haunting her at night became all too real. When news of a serial killer spreads throughout her new school, Elle worries that the Reaper has been leaving her his calling card in the form of cigarette butts on her doormat and an unusual ribbon in her locker. With the help of Brian, a boy she meets at a flea market, she discovers that this isn't her first encounter with the murderer and that her father has been concealing her true identity for the past twelve years. But despite her father's desperate attempts to protect her, Elle still comes face to face with the darkness she has been running from her whole life. Trapped in the woods and with help hundreds of miles away, will Elle be able to confront the Reaper and reclaim the life she lost?
"Unputdownable."* "Brilliant and heart-pounding."** "A tightly written page-turner."*** Brett Battles won rave reviews for his debut novel, The Cleaner, which introduced hero Jonathan Quinn. A freelance operative and professional "cleaner," Quinn knows better than to get emotionally involved in any of his jobs. But in this superb powerhouse of suspense, Quinn's latest job is different. A friend and old colleague has been murdered. A woman has gone missing. And for Jonathan Quinn, this time it's personal.Anonymity. Trust. Professionalism. In his world, Jonathan Quinn has a few rules. He'll get rid of bodies that have to disappear; nothing ever gets traced back to him. But when Quinn is called to a busy Los Angeles port where a shipping container has just come in from the sea, it's clear his rules have been violated. Inside the crate is a dead man--a man who once saved Quinn's life. And while no one knows how CIA agent Steven Markoff died, Quinn has to do more than clean. He has to find Markoff's girlfriend, Jenny. To tell her that Markoff is dead. To find out why--and why someone sent Markoff's body to him.Until a week ago, Jenny Fuentes was an assistant to an ambitious congressman. Now Jenny is missing, too, and a lot of man power is making sure she isn't found. But Quinn has his own man power. He has tools that can pry into secrets held anywhere in the world. He has the skill to trade blows with killers and spies. And he has covert weapons: his eager and smart apprentice, Nate, and brilliant Orlando, his closest friend, who's saved his life more than once. Racing from the corridors of power in Washington to the bustling streets of Singapore, Quinn won't stop until he uncovers the truth behind his friend's violent death, the astounding reason Jenny has vanished--and what she knows about the most explosive deception of all.*Tess Gerritsen**Jeffery Deaver***BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.
Aurora Kimberly is not one bit interested in becoming a duchess, yet it would seem that is the future her late father planned for her. The marriage contract, however, calls for a Charlotte Kimberly to wed with Valerian Hawkesworth, the Duke of Farminster. As both Aurora, and her stepsister, Calandara, were christened with the first name of Charlotte, and as the duke has never seen his intended, the girls switch places, for Cally very much desires to be a duchess. But you should be careful what you wish, as Aurora and Cally soon learn; and life is never quite as simple as it seems. 18th C. England and Caribbean.
Two bodies in an isolated canyon. A fortune in diamonds missing. The love of money is the root of many kinds of evil, and for Liz Towne those roots grow deep. Deep enough to lead to murder. But is Liz too clever for her own good? A suspense thriller from James Scott Bell, bestselling author of The Whole Truth.
"Rumor has it a certain notorious Princess has not a feather to fly and is looking for a gentleman to ease her financial worries. Perhaps the Earl of S. is the man she seeks...." -- The Gentleman's Mercury, 1816Princess Isabella never imagined it could come to this. Bad enough she faces imprisonment for debts not her own. Even worse that she must make a hasty marriage of convenience with Marcus, the Earl of Stockhaven--the man she'd loved and lost so long ago. But that he now wants revenge by demanding she be his in more than name only...well, that is simply intolerable!As the London gossips eagerly gather to watch the fun, Isabella struggles to maintain a polite distance in her marriage. But the more Isabella challenges Marcus's iron determination, the hotter their passion burns. This time, will it consume them both--or fuel a love greater than they dare dream?
Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Times-bestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels. A twenty-year-old unsolved murder from Florida's pothauling days gets Hannah Smith's attention, but so does a more immediate problem. A private museum devoted solely to the state's earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannah's friends and neighbors in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions. The problem is, the whole thing is a scam, and when Hannah sets out to uncover whoever's behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought. The museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, her entire village is in danger of being wiped out-and the forces behind it have no intention of letting anything, or anyone, stand in their way. .
Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Times-bestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels. A twenty-year-old unsolved murder from Florida's pothauling days gets Hannah Smith's attention, but so does a more immediate problem. A private museum devoted solely to the state's earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannah's friends and neighbors in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions. The problem is, the whole thing is a scam, and when Hannah sets out to uncover whoever's behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought. The museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, her entire village is in danger of being wiped out--and the forces behind it have no intention of letting anything, or anyone, stand in their way.
Pornography, cybersex, prostitutes, voyeurism, multiple affairs. No matter their "drug" of choice, men who act out sexually leave their partners reeling in fear, rage, incredible shame, and isolation. But there is hope. In Deceived, bestselling author Claudia Black offers women in relationships plagued by sexual betrayal the care and guidance to create a new path of clarity, direction, and confidence. Black uses stories of real women who have been through a wide variety of experiences to help readers develop the understanding and skills to: confront their partners heighten their personal security by setting nonnegotiable boundaries avoid preoccupation with their partners' problems practice forgiveness let go of the uncontrollable talk to their children make positive changes derived from esteem and integrity Deceived teaches women how to proactively emerge from emotional isolation, shed secrets and shame, and discover their power to incite positive change in their relationships.
How can Agent Spence collect evidence when he can't keep his hands off his informant? The Mission: FBI Special Agent Riley Spence must collect incriminating evidence against a high ranking law enforcement official-at any cost. The Challenge: The evidence is in the possession of feisty exotic dancer Harper Rainier, and she's suspicious of anyone with a badge. To seduce her will be hard; to earn her trust, even harder. But Agent Spence just might be hard enough. WARNING: This title contains graphic language and explicit sex.41,000 Words
They're here, and they're real. . . werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night. For New York P. I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business started out as a way to stay solvent. But now business is getting very, very complicated. . . Shiarra's relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional. Still, after a few bumps, Shia is finally ready to get serious. That means meeting family-or in this case, bringing Chaz's entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills. Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home. Then their cabin is ransacked. Shia starts digging to find out whether it's the work of upstart teenaged werewolves or something more sinister. Yet as rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack's hostility, Shia has to contend with other dangers. Not just from an adversary about to make his fatal intentions known, but from a threat that's even closer than she knows. . . Praise for Hunted by the Others "Jess Haines is a talent to watch!" -Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author"A fun, high octane ride with a take charge heroine who will leave you wanting more. " -Alexandra Ivy, New York Times bestselling author"A delightful romp of a book. Jess Haines just became my autobuy!" -Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author
aJennie McGrady's search for her missing father lands her in a lot of hot water, and now she's got to get out of Portland--fast. To Jennie's relief, her grandmother's response is a Caribbean cruise where tropical breezes and endless beaches await. But danger is still on her heels ... Lisa Calhoun has only one thing in common with her cousin Jennie: Their age. A petite beauty with sparkling auburn hair and an eye for the perfect date, Lisa's idea of an adventure is trying on new nail polish. But she's entangled in another of Jennie's schemes, and the consequences could be deadly. Dominic Ramirez has both the wealth and the charm to sweep Jennie off her feet. But Jennie's still standing, and glimmers of his dark side have her worried. Suddenly, the dream turns into a nightmare ... Deceived
As a professional 'cleaner', Jonathan Quinn disposes of bodies and ties up loose ends. Doesn't get his hands dirty, no wet work. But when he discovers he's been hired to vanish all traces of Steven Markoff, one of his best friends who just happened to work for the CIA, his job suddenly hits too close to home. This time, it's personal. Quinn is determined to get justice for Markoff. Plus, now, Markoff's girlfriend Jenny, who had been an assistant to an ambitious Congressman, has also disappeared. Racing from the corridors of power in Washington to the bustling streets of Singapore along with his smart, eager apprentice Nate and brilliant, beautiful Orlando, his closest friend who's saved his life more than once events quickly spiral dangerously out of control. With an addictive momentum and fascinating characters, The Deceived takes us on a thrilling, nerve-wracking journey.
The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars®: The Old RepublicTM ramps up the action and brings readers face-to-face for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order's Dark Lords--Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular "Deceived" and "Hope" game trailers. Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous--something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching. Her name is Aryn Leneer--and the lone Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. And now she's going to find out what happened to him, even if it means breaking every rule in the book.Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
Sam McCready has served with distinction for seven years as chief of the covert operations desk of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, a post that is the culmination of a brilliant career as an inventive and intrepid field agent. But times have changed. A high-level policy decision demands that the SIS strip away its old-style operatives and the first to be targeted for retirement is the freewheeling McCready. No one is more eager to be rid of the Deceiver than Timothy Edwards, a ruthless careerist who sees in McCready's demise a stepping-stone for his own ambitions. Offered his choice of two positions-an obscure administrative job or early retirement-McCready has only one further option: the hearing to which Foreign Office regulations entitle him. Sharp-minded, somewhat cynical, McCready is a maverick whose independent style has often driven him beyond the rules. He has not been afraid to press the CIA to the explosion point in an effort to convince them their prize defector is a double agent. Once, he hired a low-level German agent as a courier to deliver a priceless Soviet document to the West-a man he subsequently had to race the KGB to find. He sent an Ulster veteran deep into Libya to subvert a Qaddafi plot to ship a lethal cargo of arms to the IRA and terrorize Britain and the U.S. And most recently there was the notorious instance when he acted far beyond his brief, taking over a remote Caribbean island torn between Fidel Castro and the Colombian drug trade. Presented to a panel of his peers, McCready's exploits may be dazzling evidence of his value-or damning proof that he must be put aside. Presiding over this long-shot effort by a great spy master to save his career will be Timothy Edwards, McCready's most determined foe-and in the balance hangs the future of Britain's secret intelligence operations. Here, in the skillfully constructed history of a seasoned agent, is a provocative study of the changing face of espionage from the Cold War to the Gulf War, rich in the deft detail and unparalleled insight only Frederick Forsyth, master of the novel of intrigue, can deliver.
The civil war among the alien atevi has ended and Tabini-aiji, the ruler of the Western Association, has returned to power. Bren Cameron, Tabini's human paidhi, decides to return to his recovered home on the coast, but when Tabini's son Cajeiri flees his responsibilities to join Bren, Tabini sends the boy's great-grandmother, Ilisidi, to find him.Najida, Bren's coastal home, is no longer the safe haven it once was. For a neighbor's estate--the ancestral home of Lord Geigi, a close associate of Bren's--has been left without strong leadership. Lord Geigi now resides on the atevi space station, and in his absence, rebel clans have infiltrated his home. When these rebels attack Bren's home, the paidhi has no choice but to recall Lord Geigi from space. With Lord Geigi, Ilisidi, Bren, and Cajeiri all under one roof, they pose an irresistible target for the enemy. Can these four powerful individuals overcome their adversaries and end this guerilla war that is the last vestige of revolution?The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Deceiver is the 11th Foreigner novel. It is also the 2nd book in the fourth subtrilogy.
She saw his eyes first. They were like banked fires burnt almost to embers, hot and crimson and searing. The eyes smiled at her, laughed at her, and the full, sensual mouth below the hook of a nose smiled too. Ygorla didn't shrink back. She remained motionless, knowing with a blend of instinct and learning what manner of creature this was.
The Deceivers, one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Carl can't get her out of his mind. Her name is Cindy, and she's the wife of his next-door neighbor. They live in the kind of suburbia that doesn't make headlines. In every way, Carl and Cindy are regular people--upstanding citizens, even--but they have been fighting desperately to keep from wanting each other. Had a perfect opportunity not presented itself, perhaps nothing would have happened. But suddenly it is the right time. The right place. And there's no room left for pretense. In a moment, even as Cindy and Carl hate themselves for what they are about to do, all innocence drains out of their lives . . . and two regular people become creatures of passion--and astonishing guilt. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald "The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."--Stephen King "My favorite novelist of all time."--Dean Koontz "To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."--Kurt Vonnegut "A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."--Mary Higgins Clark
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