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For more than half a century, Frank Colacurcio and his crime family have been a force in the bars and backrooms of Seattle power and politics, an American crime boss reign to match those of the often-glamorized Mafia dons of New York and Chicago. Seattle Vice tells the story of the Pacific Northwest's most successful strip club owner, Frank Colacurcio, whose excessive appreciation for girls has made him both a millionaire and a convict. He notched his first major felony in his 20s, and now, at the age of 92, faces his sixth. This book is a historic snapshot of Seattle as a place of corruption and vice. And in that snapshot, Frank Colacurcio is the guy in the middle, smiling into the camera.
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods proves home can be found where you least expect it. Hannah Matthews is undeniably tough-a single mom, a top-tier PR exec, a breast cancer survivor. She prides herself on being go-to Hannah, who can handle any crisis. But with her grandmother balking at going into a retirement home, her daughter unexpectedly pregnant and an old flame suddenly underfoot, Hannah is facing a few crises of her own. And being back home on Seaview Key is definitely adding to the stress. Luke Stevens understands crisis. While serving in Iraq, his wife dumped him for his best friend-with whom Luke shares his medical practice. Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to hide out for a while. The last thing he expects is to fall in love...with his old hometown and with Hannah. Sometimes, though, the unexpected is just what it takes to heal the heart.www.SherrylWoods.com
In this classic adventure from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, two strangers embark on a quest for the sea that's filled with mystery, fantasy, and danger.<P><P> His name is West. Her name is Cally. They speak different languages and come from different countries thousands of miles apart, but they do not know that. What they do know are the tragedies that took their parents, then wrenched the two of them out of reality and into a strange and perilous world through which they must travel together, understanding only that they must reach the sea.<P> Together, West and Cally embark upon a strange and sometimes terrifying quest, learning to survive and to love--and, at last, discovering the true secret of their journey.
There were ten of them. Oil magnates. All in a secret meeting to plot the destruction of Lord Worth, England's famous oil billionaire.
Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died--for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases.<P><P> A quarter century ago, the Seawitch cruised away from her dock and disappeared with everyone on board. Now the boat has mysteriously returned to her old berth in Seattle and the insurance company has hired Harper to find out what happened--but she's not the only one investigating.<P> Seattle police detective Rey Solis is a good cop, albeit one who isn't comfortable with the creepy cases that always seem to end up in Harper's lap. As Solis focuses on the possible murder of a passenger's wife, Harper's investigation leads her to a powerful being who may be responsible for the Seawitch's disappearance. While their searches lead Harper and Solis in different directions, they will need to put aside their differences to solve a mystery twenty-five years in the making....
They called themselves Seawolves . . . The men of SEALs, PBRs, and SF called them saviors . . . Created in 1967, the HAL-3 helicopter squadron--aka Seawolves--provided quick-reaction close air support to SEALs, PBR River Rats, and Special Forces advisers and their troops. During the five years of the unit's existence, the seven detachments of Seawolves amassed stunning statistics: 78,000 missions, 8,200 enemy kills, 8,700 sampans sunk, and 9,500 structures destroyed. These 200 men collected a total of 17,339 medals. This is the story of one of those men. . . . Taking enemy fire while braced against the rocket pod of a Huey gunship and shooting an M-60 freehand in 110 mph winds was just part of Dan Kelly's job in Vietnam. As a gunner in the all-volunteer Seawolves, he served with distinction until three bullets bought him a trip home. Here is his amazing story of the Seawolves--a harrowing tale of unsung heroism and undaunted courage in combat.
Linda Greenlaw hadn't been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes. The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, "a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for," but none more unexpected than when the boat's lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail. Seaworthy is about nature -- human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It's about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you're caught between land and sea.
SEC Football Trivia is filled from cover to cover with interesting questions and answers about the part of the country where college football is a religion: Who was the cub reporter that covered the Tide practice sessions in Pasadena prior to the 1935 Rose Bowl contest? The most coveted college football award is named for which early Auburn coach? Which Georgia All-American was nicknamed "the Brat"? In what year did Coach Bear Bryant lead Kentucky to the SEC football championship? What was the only team to defeat Vanderbilt in 1893? Designed to be informative, entertaining, and fun, SEC Football Trivia provides information about the twelve football teams that make up the Southeastern Conference. And in case you didn't know, the answers to the above questions are: Ronald Reagan John W. Heisman (the Heisman Memorial Trophy) Zeke Bratkowski 1950 Auburn
Where do you go after you've fought with angels and helped defeat demons?For Patch Johnson's friends, the unlikely answer is . . . back to school. Where it's harder than ever for Christian teens to fit in. Where Cheryl McCry and her World Peace Alliance are still on the prowl to catch Christians. Where it's dangerous to trust anyone--including each other.Meanwhile, Patch is far from home, hiding out from McCry in a remote Kansas town and wondering why other believers there may not be quite what they appear. Is it really God's will for him to stay in this strange place--and for what reason?Patch receives part of his answer when he discovers Cheryl McCry's explosive secret. Then he has no choice but to head for home--knowing it may cost him his life.This unforgettable conclusion to the Renegade Spirit Series will leave teens with a fresh perspective on what it means to be a committed follower of Christ.
Four short original books for young readers combined into one book, all about Olga da Polga, a guinea pig. The stories are based on the adventures of the author's own guinea pig. In this book, Olga moves outside, gains friends, and celebrates birthdays! Written by the author of the Paddington Bear stories. All of the Olga da Polga books in the series are in the Bookshare collection.
In 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a State of the Union Address that was arguably the greatest political speech of the twentieth century. In it, Roosevelt grappled with the definition of security in a democracy, concluding that "unless there is security here at home, there cannot be lasting peace in the world." To help ensure that security, he proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" -- economic rights that he saw as necessary to political freedom. Many of the great legislative achievements of the past sixty years stem from Roosevelt's vision. Using this speech as a launching point, Cass R. Sunstein shows how these rights are vital to the continuing security of our nation. This is an ambitious, sweeping book that argues for a new vision of FDR, of constitutional history, and our current political scene.
Enhanced by Stephen Mitchell's illuminating commentary, the next volume of the classic manual on the art of living The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu's disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius's grandson Tzussu, The Second Book of the Tao offers Western readers a path into reality that has nothing to do with Taoism or Buddhism or old or new alone, but everything to do with truth. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth, and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. This book is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new, homemade sequel to the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Mitchell's renditions are radiantly lucid; they dig out the vision that's hiding beneath the words; they grab the text by the scruff of the neck--by its heart, really--and let its essential meanings fall out. The book introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. Its wisdom provides a psychological and moral acuity as deep as the Tao Te Ching itself. The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell's meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless. Listen to a special podcast with Stephen Mitchell: .
As editor-in-chief of New York's leading fashion magazine, Fiona Monaghan was utterly content with her life, jetting back and forth between Manhattan and Europe-until the sweltering day John Anderson strolled into her office. A widower with two daughters, John was as conservative as Fiona was freewheeling, both amused and appalled by her world of high-strung designers, anorexic models, Fendi-stuffed closets, and Sir Winston, her snoring bulldog. But after Fiona impulsively invited John to the Paris couture shows, somewhere between the magic of the runway and the stroll along the Seine, she let him into her heart. And within weeks of their return to New York, John was making friends with Sir Winston-and Fiona was making room in her closets. It didn' t take long for the dominoes to start falling. First, John introduced Fiona to his hostile daughters and their bloodthirsty Pekingese and snarling housekeeper. Then, after a disastrous dinner party with John's biggest client, Fiona and John's relationship began to unravel with alarming speed. What happens next will set Fiona on a journey filled with pain, revelation, and awakening. When she risks everything and returns to Paris alone, an extraordinary series of events begins to unfold. And as the snow falls on the city of light, the curtain will rise on a second act Fiona never saw coming. In a dazzling tale of modern misadventures and career-crossed relationships, Danielle Steel captures the heady magic of instant attraction, the challenges of change-and the hope that comes when we dare to do it all over again.From the Paperback edition.
Holly Macintosh is sitting round her kitchen table with her oldest friends friends she hasnrs"t seen since school - now reunited by an unexpected tragedy and catching up on the past 20 years. On the surface, they are all successful and happy. But scratch a little deeper after that extra glass of wine and itrs"s not quite so straightforward: Paul and Anna are struggling to have a baby, Saffron the actress is still waiting for that really big break that at 39 is looking less and less likely, and Olivia, always the wallflower of the group, is newly single and mourning her lost love. And what about Holly Mac? Can she and her husband Marcus get their marriage back on track for the sake of the children? Or has someone just come back into her life who will change everything forever?
Companion to the New York Times bestselling series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod... It's time for him to prove himself as a Slayer. A killer is on the loose in New York City, but the Slayer Society knows that this isn't any normal predator... This is something supernatural. Now Joss McMillan must use all of his strength and skill to save the innocent people of New York. His status as a Slayer--and his very life--depend on it. The stakes are life or death. More than a million readers have been enthralled by the New York Times bestselling series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. And now, with this companion series, The Slayer Chronicles, they can sink their teeth into life on the other side of the stake.
Here is a collection of seven richly detailed original stories and short novels never before published in the U.S., spanning more than five centuries in the future history of bitek, affinity genes, Edenists, Adamists, xenocs, the Saldanas, affinity technology, and the starship Lady Macbeth.
Kate Silver's back in town, and her dead mother just won't leave her alone. Kate usually spends her days dressing Hollywood A-listers, but after her estranged mother dies she finds herself elbow-deep in flour in her parents' bakery . . . in Deer Lick, Montana. She thought she'd left small-town life far, far behind, but it seems there are a few loose ends. The boy she once loved, Deputy Matt Ryan, is single and sexy and still has a thing for her . . . and handcuffs. Her mother, who won't follow the white light, is determined to give maternal advice from beyond the grave. And somehow Kate's three-day stay has, well . . . extended. She never planned to fill her mother's pie-baking shoes-she prefers her Choos, thank you very much. But with the help of a certain man in uniform, Kate quickly learns that sometimes second chances are all the more sweet.
A Christmas To Remember... Ski-lodge manager Elisabeth is the quiet Donnelly twin-sedate, mature, responsible. It wasn't like her to fall in love with ski patroller Justin Cade, famous for his killer smile, blue eyes and way with women. But it was just like him to dump her when things began to get serious. Now he's suddenly back in her life, and the timing couldn't be worse. Elisabeth has plans to marry a successful businessman, and with Christmas around the corner, she wants to make the holidays special for her adopted young goddaughter. Falling for Justin all over again would definitely not be the sensible thing to do. But maybe, for once in her life, Elisabeth should follow her heart instead of her head.
Never Trust a CowboyThat's what Kara Dixon's mother always warned her. Back home in Canyon Springs, Arizona, to care for her ailing mom, Kara comes face-to-face with rodeo cowboy Trey Kenton. Her former flame-and one-time bad boy-is finally ready to settle down and start a family, and he's got his heart set on Kara. But she's determined to head back to her big-city life in Chicago once her mother's on the mend. Can the charming cowboy convince her to trust him and give their love a second chance?
Picking up where Drama High: The Fight left off, Second Chance is the second in this lively, fun new series. While Jayd Jackson may have dodged the kind of drama that ends in broken bones, she may not be so lucky in the kind that ends in broken hearts. Jayd's new boyfriend Jeremy is not only cute, smart and funny--he's white, rich, Jewish, and unlike anything she's ever known growing up on the streets of Compton, a fact that neither their friends nor families seem able to overlook. Looks like navigating the halls at the predominantly white South Bay High is going to take a whole new set of street smarts--and with so much against them, can Jayd and Jeremy's romance stand up to the critics at Drama High?
Dedicated teacher Whitney Maxwell gave up her dream of a family years ago. But she's about to get a lesson in faith and family from an unexpected source--a brave little boy named Jason. Jason and his dad are dealing with his autism the best they can, but Dr. Shane McCoy can't put his tragic past behind him. As Whitney and Shane work together to help his son, could these two lost souls open their hearts to love again and become a lasting family?
An Instant Family? Coaching Little League in a small Florida town is a world away from Travis Oak's dream of being a professional pitcher. But now the phys ed teacher faces his greatest challenge: keeping a ten-year-old boy from being expelled. He's got the perfect solution...until he runs up against a petite, irresistible blonde. After her major league husband's betrayal, Courtney Smith wants nothing to do with bad boys...or baseball. But her son thinks Travis is some kind of hero, and she has to admit-it's hard to resist Cocoa Beach's most gorgeous coach. But will her secret keep Travis from having a family to call his own?
Picking up where The Vanishings left off, Second Chance is just that: at the close of book one, Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan met up at New Hope Village Church and got the Good News from now-humbled pastor Bruce Barnes (who, despite his degree from Bible college, got left behind after the Rapture for failing to receive Christ, just like the kids). Lionel, nixed by the Messiah on a technicality in book one, jumps at the chance to join the winning team, but the other kids are too angry and confused after watching their world get turned upside down. Book two follows their search for truth as they piece together the wreckage of the Rapture in each of their lives, knowing full well that the end of the world isn't far off--just seven years, according to Bruce, once Israel signs a treaty with the Antichrist. By the book's end, two more Left Behind kids wise up, but one holds out, still too scared and mad to sign on.
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