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GUARANTEED PAGE-TURNERFrom the bestselling author of See How They Run and Don't Talk to Strangers comes a compelling story of drama and suspense. And a romance you won't forget!The only rule.Don't get involved. To Hawkshaw, they're words to live by. He left the Secret Service because he didn't want to take care of anyone but himself. Then an old friend asks him for a favor....The last case.A woman and her young son need a place to hide-and someone to protect them. A stalker wants her and he'll do anything to have her....The wrong woman.Hawkshaw agrees to help, but he's more than a little reluctant. Kate Kanaday's not the woman he wants living in his house. Even worse, she's got him thinking about breaking his only rule....
"All the right scares in all the right places." (The Seattle Times) A telephone rings in the dead of night with shocking news for single mother MaryAnne Carpenter: her friends the Wilkensons are suddenly, inexplicably dead, their only child, Joey, a sad and silent adolescent and MaryAnne's godchild, abruptly orphaned. But as MaryAnne rushes with her family to the Wilkenson's ranch to embrace her young charge, disturbing questions mount. Was it an accident that killed her friends? Or murder? Now, as winter transforms the ranch into a place of blinding, dangerous storms, a series of horrific murders, killings that suggest a raging animal and defy solution by the local police, draw ever closer to MaryAnne and her young family. (From the Paperback edition.)
A POWER TO KILLFBI agent Camellia "Mel" Wray is no stranger to violence but when an old friend is brutally murdered, she takes it personally. The case hits even closer to her heart when the best person to help with the investigation is Dr. Stefan Harper, the only man she ever loved-and lost. One look at the gorgeous medical expert and Mel realizes he's still impossible to resist-and still harboring a secret after all these years . . .A POWER TO LOVEAfraid Mel wouldn't accept him, Stefan never revealed his study of magical medicine or his abilities, instead allowing her to believe he'd been unfaithful. Now she's back in his life-and their mutual attraction burns hotter than ever. But when something dark and otherworldly threatens humans, Stefan must summon his mage powers to keep everyone safe. Will Mel be able to trust him again? Or will their love cost him even more than it did the first time?Word Count: 90,000 words.estroy the love tentatively blooming between them?
THEY'D DO ANYTHING FOR COUNTRY. AND EVERYTHING FOR EACH OTHER. After a dark ops malfunction, Major David Berg finds himself dead center in a military trial. It's a race against time to root out the truth, and Major Sophie Campbell isn't making that any easier. The hot JAG wants to bring down David's unit and fast. His testimony is crucial to winning a case that will make her career. All Sophie has to do is ignore this witness's unflappable charm, his unnerving good looks, and a strong, solid presence that commands her attention. It's not easy for David, either. His attraction to this take-charge beauty is turning him inside out. But these adversaries have more in common than secret, mutual desire. There's a traitor somewhere in the dark ops and now, to find him, David and Sophie must work together--relentlessly, tirelessly, and so intimately it could be damn near fatal.
The pulse-pounding sequel to Proxy! Inspired by The Whipping Boy and Feed, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. In the new world led by the Rebooters, former Proxy Syd is the figurehead of the Revolution, beloved by some and hated by others. Liam, a seventeen-year-old Rebooter, is Syd's bodyguard and must protect him with his life. But armed Machinists aren't the only danger. People are falling ill--their veins show through their skin, they find it hard to speak, and sores erupt all over their bodies. Guardians, the violent enforcers of the old system, are hit first, and the government does nothing to help. The old elites fall next, and in the face of an indifferent government, Syd decides it's up to him to find a cure . . . and what he discovers leaves him stunned. This heart-stopping thriller is packed with action, adventure, and heroics. Guardian will leave you breathless until the final page. A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship--just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend trilogy will be swept away by this story. Praise for Proxy: "Put down what you're doing and read this book. Right now. The complex characters, intricate world, and blistering pace are off-the-charts amazing. I fell in love with this story from the first sentence to the final, epic page. London is a force to be reckoned with." --Marie Lu, author of the Legend trilogy "[A] smart, stylish science-fiction thriller that deftly weaves big issues like guilt, accidents of birth, redemption and commerce into a page-turning read." --Kirkus Reviews "Proxy moves blindingly fast through a world of danger gone viral. It's science-fiction on a joy ride full of deceit and imagination." --Deseret News "Alex London is one of the most multi-dimensional writers out there. Proxy blew me away. It's deep, thrilling, thought-provoking, and at times simultaneously maddening and uplifting. I need to have more of Syd and Knox. Proxy is one stunning read!" --Andrew Smith, author of WINGER and GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE
Nine-year-old Janine Stearns and her parents stop at a convenience store to buy ice cream. Moments later a masked gunman walks in and robs the store, shooting the clerk and kidnapping Janine. What begins as a seemingly random act of violence quickly becomes a world of dark interconnections and horrifying possibilities. Nothing is as it appears. It is left to Ross Stearns, Janine's uncle and guardian, to rescue Janine and end the nightmare of senseless violence.THE GUARDIAN is an experience of shocking power that takes off like a rocket from the very first chapter."THE GUARDIAN is first rate stuff; lean prose, compelling story, and verve in the telling. Don't miss it. "--ROBERT B. PARKER" Bill Eidson is a powerful writer and this is a knockout thriller."--PETER STRAUB"...Bill Eidson keeps the adrenaline flowing in this tense thriller." --THE BOSTON HERALD"Eidson's third thriller is ferocious...it has all the elements of a classic thriller".--BOOKLIST
After Hunter prays to the angel Gabriel to protect him, he is shocked when a motorcycle rider appears to answer his prayers Hunter has spent his life going from foster home to foster home--he's never had a real family looking after him. When his foster father dies, he is left at the mercy of his abusive foster mother, Stephanie, who resents Hunter for coming into their home and ruining her perfect life. Between living with Stephanie's cruelty and dealing with the school bully, Hunter feels like he has no one to turn to--except for the angel Gabriel, who visited Hunter when he was a kid and promised he'd always watch over him. Although he hasn't spoken to Gabriel in a long time, Hunter is desperate to avoid getting beaten again, so he prays for help--and Gabriel answers. Every time Hunter asks Gabriel for something, he receives it. Is he really being protected by a guardian angel? Hunter can't believe he could ever be so lucky, but if an angel isn't protecting him, who is?
Defying her father's wishes that she find a suitor and marry, Melanie Barnett is well equipped to sharp shoot anyone who gets in her way in Paradise, Texas. She is not out to play the love game, but when a masked gunman rescues her from an attempted kidnapping, a stolen kiss overcomes her bristly facade. He is her Guardian Angel, but since no one on the ranch welcomes his alter ego, he is prepared to remain disguised as long as it takes to protect Mel. But the more things heat up between the two, the more difficult it becomes for Gabriel Maxwell to continue on simply watching over her.
US Air Force Pararescue is the most skillful and capable rescue force in the world, taking on some of the most dangerous rescue missions imaginable. PJs (short for para-jumpers), are members of an elite unit whose commando skills are so wide-reaching they often seem like something out of science fiction. They routinely tackle perilous operations that are beyond the capabilities of other rescue organizations, and sometimes dare the seemingly impossible. Since their inception in 1947, PJs have saved more than thirty thousand lives. They can pluck near-frozen climbers off jagged mountaintops and recover shot-down jet pilots stranded deep in hostile territory. In the dead of night, the PJs parachute into ominous, black, twenty-foot-tall waves to save distressed seamen, and they brave the cruelest and most desolate deserts to recover victims. US Air Force pararescuemen have played a prominent role in every armed conflict since the Korean War, rescuing thousands of soldiers from behind enemy lines. Guardian Angel provides a rare glimpse at a PJ's mind-blowing adventures. You follow Sgt. Sine's trek across exotic lands and share his encounters with mysterious cultures. Learn what it takes to lower from a helicopter onto the slippery decks of storm-tossed ships to rescue dying sailors. Feel what it's like to be caught in the middle of a bomb blast so powerful that it tears high-rise buildings in half, and flattens armored vehicles hundreds of yards away. Soar high above towering jungle trees and experience the danger of swinging on a slim cable below a helicopter, while performing a mid-air rescue of a pilot, dangling from his chute a hundred feet above a mountain slope. Go to war in Afghanistan and parachute onto a nocturnal battlefield, surrounded by land mines, to help a mortally wounded soldier. This is a deadly serious business: When things go wrong, they can go terribly wrong. Aircraft crash into mountainsides, killing all onboard, while some PJs live through horrendous helicopter crashes only to struggle with freezing temperatures, snapped limbs and torn flesh in a desperate fight for survival. This book presents true stories of uncommon courage told from the perspective of the actual men in the arena. PJs belong to an exclusive brotherhood and forge unbreakable bonds of loyalty, commitment, and sacrifice. They do these things for their country, to protect their brothers in arms, and to honor their motto: "That Others May Live."
All Talia McKenzie wants from Trace Barringer is his money-in the form of a donation to her charity. The last thing she needs is the arrogant and sexy businessman muscling his way on to the committee. He may have been the object of her girlhood fantasies, but she stopped believing in fairy tales long ago. Falling for a Barringer, no matter how tempting he is, would mean betraying her own family...Trace doesn't recognize Talia as the girl he once called his guardian angel. But he does know a challenge when he sees one-and the beautiful deli owner is a definite challenge. Trace is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Talia.With the passion between them reaching a fever pitch, Talia can't deny her attraction to Trace for long. But how can they build a future when she can't forgive the past?
New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood takes breathless sensuality to thrilling heights in this unforgettable adventure of passion and intrigue.<P><P> The Emerald flew across the seas, carrying the pirate Pagan -- despised by the ton, whose riches he plundered, and beloved by the poor, whose plight was eased by his gifts.<P> The Marquess of Cainewood vows to hunt down the pirate wretch in revenge for his brother's death. But when Jade, an enchanting vision of rippling red hair and eyes of jewel-green, appears at his door to beg desperately for his protection, the Marquess agrees to keep her safe from the villains who want her dead. Jade is infuriating, exasperating, and gorgeous; Caine is noble, strong-willed, and powerful. No woman has ever befuddled him so, nor so deeply aroused his desire. But as Jade answers his knowing caresses with an innocent, wild abandon, they are drawn into a web of treachery that will test the very heart of their love!
An ancestor of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana gets involved in a scheme by one of America's top industrialists to reclaim parts of the American southwest for Mexico, creating his own country called Nuevo Mexico. Remo and Chiun and Cure must stop this scheme, for it would mean war between factions of immigrants on the US side and the US and Mexican armies. Also involved is a worker for a software company who thinks Remo is her guardian angel sent to aid her in her search for her cousin who attempted to sneak across the border.
Dream-Hunter Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions: To descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill her and her kind. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm's most vicious guardian... Seth's time is running out. If he can't hand over the entrance to Olympus, his own life and those of his people will be forfeit. No matter the torture, Seth hasn't been able to break the god in his custody. Then there's the beautiful Dream-Hunter Lydia: She isn't just guarding the gates of Olympus--she's holding back one of the world's darkest powers. If she fails, an ancient curse will haunt the earth once more and no one will be safe. But evil is always seductive. . .
The new novel in the Guardian series from Meljean Brook, bestselling author of the Iron Seas novels... After a terrifying encounter in Hell destroys her trust in Michael, the Guardians' powerful leader, former detective Andromeda Taylor is ready to call it quits as one of the angelic warriors and resume her human life again. But when demonic forces threaten her closest friends and she uncovers a terrifying plot devised by Lucifer, Taylor is thrown straight into Michael's path again... To defeat Lucifer, Michael needs every Guardian by his side--and he needs Taylor more than any other. The detective is the key to keeping his own demonic side at bay, and Michael will do anything to protect her and keep her close. And when Taylor manifests a deadly power, her Gift might tip the scales in the endless war between Heaven and Hell...or it might destroy them both with a single touch.
The gripping third book in the Guardian Herd series, perfect for fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.It has been many moons since Star received his starfire power, and now he will face his toughest challenge yet. Star is gravely injured, and Nightwing the Destroyer vows to make a pact with whoever brings him the black yearling--dead or alive. As Nightwing amasses an army to destroy him and all of Anok, Star must act fast. But as the threat of war looms, Star wonders if the current peace among the united pegasi is strong enough to survive.
An action-packed debut novel in an exciting new tween fantasy series, perfect for fans of series like Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga'Hoole.Once every hundred years, a black foal is born, prophesized to either unite or destroy the five herds of flying horses that live in the land of Anok. This foal is fated to become the most powerful pegasus in all of Anok. Star is this black foal.Even though Star has malformed wings that make him unable to fly, the leaders of each herd will take no risks. They will execute Star on his first birthday. With the help of his friends, Star must escape the clutches of the powerful leaders. His epic journey of self-discovery turns into a battle between good and evil that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.
Perfect for fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga'hoole series, this sequel to The Guardian Herd: Starfire, which Peter Lerangis called "an epic tale," will have readers eagerly turning the pages.When Star received his powers on his first birthday, he became the most powerful pegasus in Anok. However, many were afraid to follow him, and felt safer staying with their over-stallions. The rest unified with Star and formed River Herd.But now, not only does a horrible plague threaten the five herds, but Mountain Herd's over-stallion, Rockwing, has plans to kidnap Morningleaf, Star's closest companion, and take back Sky Meadow. Star begins to question his ability to keep his herd safe, especially with the threat of Nightwing the Destroyer's return. As much as Star wants to rely on his friends again for support, he's afraid of the starfire he's inherited. Star can heal, but he can also destroy. And the question is, will his dark powers overcome him?
Like her journalism career, Liza Enders's sunny outlook has dimmed. A layoff, her move back home and a new low-paying teaching job have her thinking life couldn't be more unfair...or lonely. But when a sexy stranger turns up at the faculty tea, a spark of intrigue-and chemistry-reawakens Liza's investigative instincts...Special agent Max McKenny is not who he claims to be. While he testifies in a homegrown terrorism trial, it's safer that way. The last thing he needs is a nosy ex-reporter blowing his cover. But one look into Liza's inquisitive green eyes and Max can't help but wonder how much he's willing to risk just to hold her...or how he's going to protect her from a diabolical threat.
Cat-shifter Trinity Morrigan-Caine has discovered a demon is killing supernaturals. Magically challenged, she has every intention of letting handsome Alpha werewolf Gordon Barnes handle it. But after a dying vampire gifts Trinity a mystical amulet, she is drawn into the fray as the legendary Guardian of Bastet, a warrior born when the need arises.Though Trinity initially rejects the role, she warms to the idea when Gordon agrees to train her-and their passion for each other grows as he teaches her to embrace her animal instincts.As she begins to accept her destiny and believe in her growing powers, Trinity realizes the danger is even closer to home than she ever imagined-and she and Gordon are going to have to face the demon in a fight to the death...84,000 words
SECRET GUARDIANHe'd been assigned to shadow Dianna Englander's every move and keep the young widow safe from the murderer who killed her politician husband. Piece of cake if veteran cop Travis Bronson could convince the stubborn businesswoman to follow his orders. The scarred officer knew the price of carelessness and would do whatever it took to keep his beautiful charge alive-even if it meant spending days and nights together. But they were in more danger than either of them suspected, not just from unknown enemies intent on keeping Dianna quiet for good, but from a passion that knew no bounds....
With their magic boundaries falling and terrible monsters invading, the Marshalls of Lladrana must follow ancient tradition and summon a savior from the Exotique land. . . For Alexa Fitzwalter, the Marshall's call pulled the savvy lawyer into a realm where she barely understood the language, let alone the intricacies of politics and power. Armed only with her wits, a mystical companion and the help of the chevalier Bastien, Alexa must use her very human mind and skills to fight the encroaching evil--and resist manipulation by the Marshalls to force her to stay in Lladrana. Now torn between her affinity for this realm and Earth, will she return home if given the chance? Or dare she risk everything for a land not her own?
Tiny Antelope Springs, Colorado, had provided a place for police officer Dallas Brooks to forget about the big-city trauma that had almost destroyed him three years ago. Now drug dealers threatened to take over his small town, targeting the schools and ripping apart families. Suddenly Dallas was back in the fray. He vowed to just do his job, not get emotionally involved. But beautiful social worker Kira Matthews was right beside him, putting her heart on the line, asking him to care about people again--asking him to care about her. Pretending he didn't was his toughest fight yet.
Now celebrated as one of the great painters of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio fled Rome in 1606 to escape retribution for killing a man in a brawl. Three years later he was in Naples, where he painted The Seven Acts of Mercy. A year later he died at the age of thirty-eight under mysterious circumstances. Exploring Caravaggio's singular masterwork, in The Guardian of Shadows and Light Terence Ward offers an incredible narrative journey into the heart of his artistry and his metamorphosis from fugitive to visionary. Ward's guide in this journey is a contemporary artist whose own life was transformed by the painting, a simple man named Angelo who shows him where it still hangs in a small church in Naples and whose story helps him see its many layers. As Ward unfolds the structure of the painting, he explains each of the seven mercies and its influence on Caravaggio's troubled existence. Caravaggio encountered the whole range of Naples's vertical social layers, from the lowest ranks of poverty to lofty gilded aristocratic circles, and Ward reveals the old city behind today's metropolis. Fusing elements of history, biography, memoir, travelogue, and journalism, his narrative maps the movement from estrangement to grace, as we witness Caravaggio's bruised life gradually redeemed by art.
Among the mist of myth and legend lies a history more fascinating than the heroes that built it, the battles that plagued it, and the secrets it left behind. Edeline Depuis is no longer safe in her 14th century world. In a move to protect the young daughter of a great warrior in the Knights Templar, she is transported through time from her childhood home in medieval France to 21st century Los Angeles. She grows up unaware of her history, completely oblivious to the enormous destiny that awaits her. But there are those who know how special Edeline truly is. Some silently surround and protect her, while others only selfishly covet her power. It is the latter that have captured her and taken her back to the past, determined to exploit her mysterious abilities for untold fortune. Dane Walker has been sent back in time to rescue her and bring her home. As much a prisoner to this soldier who professes to help her as she is to the strange world she doesn't understand, Edeline lets down her guard and begins to trust him. Hunted across a mystic land, trust leads to passion and romance. They fall in love, but Dane is tortured by a secret bound to tear them apart. By taking her home, he is destined to lose her.