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Hate among townspeople and recent Vietnamese arrivals sparks trouble for lawyer Ben.
What is the definition of assassination? Robert B. Baer's boss at the CIA once told him, "It's a bullet with a man's name on it." Sometimes assassination is the senseless act of a psychotic, a bloodletting without social value. Other times, it can be the sanest and most humane way to change the course of conflict--one bullet, one death, case closed. Assassination has been dramatized by literature and politicized by infamous murders throughout history, and for Robert Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, it's a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue. Over several decades, Baer served as an operative, from Iraq to New Delhi and beyond; notably, his career was the model for the acclaimed movie Syriana. In The Perfect Kill, he takes us on a serpentine adventure through the history of political murder; its connections to, and differences from, the ubiquitous use of drones in state-sponsored killing; his firsthand experience with political executions; and his decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt, across the Middle East and Europe, for the most effective and deadliest assassin of the modern age. A true maverick with an undeniably captivating personal story, Baer pulls back the curtain on the underbelly of world politics and the quiet murderers who operate on the fringe of our society.
Praise for Best Kind of Broken:"You'll fall for Pixie and Levi, just like I did!" ---Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn), #1 New York Times bestselling author"Tangled with friendship, history and heartbreak - not to mention a huge dose of humor - Chelsea Fine's New Adult novel is not to be missed! Beyond an incredibly HOT read, Pixie and Levi's longing for each other will have you rooting for them till the very end." --- Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author of Rule "Chelsea Fine's style is witty, visceral and fresh. All I wanted to do was crawl inside this book and live with the characters. " ---Chelsea M. Cameron, New York Times bestselling authorPERFECT KIND OF TROUBLEDaren Ackwood is a bad boy with a mysterious past-He's the kind of guy who knows he can get any girl he wants. Kayla doesn't do bad boys-in any sense of the word. They have a tendency to leave scars and dust trails in their wake, and Kayla isn't running short on either. So when Daren rolls up to her father's funeral in his shiny sports car, Kayla knows she needs to keep her distance during her brief stay in this tiny God-forsaken town. She's here to take care of her father's will, nothing more. The trouble is, Daren doesn't see it that way. And he usually gets his way.New Adult Romance(70,000 words)
Before she sets out to see the world, Grace Merridew must first help her timid friend, who is being forced to marry Dominic Wolfe, boorish heir to a huge estate. To that end, Grace disguises herself as a plain and mousy chaperone. But when they arrive at the estate, Grace finds herself being pursued by a big bad Wolfe.
How do you pick the perfect kitten for you? What should you expect when you bring it home? What vaccinations should it have? How do you keep it from clawing your furniture? All of these questions and many more are answered in this book.
Obsession leads to lies...When air force captain Luke Trussell opens his door one Sunday morning, he's shocked to find the police-and even more shocked when they charge him with rape. He knows he made a mistake in judgment the night before, but he certainly didn't force his attentions on the woman who's been stalking him for months.Problem is...Kalyna Harter has the bruises-and the DNA evidence-to make her claim convincing.And lies can lead to murder.Determined to isolate Luke, Kalyna goes to victims' rights advocate Ava Bixby of The Last Stand, hoping Ava will help put Luke behind bars. But Ava soon realizes she's defending the wrong victim.Problem is...switching her support to Luke could be dangerous-especially when she falls for him. Because Kalyna won't tolerate losing the man she wants to anyone. Least of all Ava....
There's no place to hide from the truth....CIA agent Jonah Slade is back from deadly undercover work in the jungles of South America, battered, bloodied, but successful in putting a notorious drug czar behind bars. But, he discovers, the war has just begun.He learns the woman he loved and lost years ago has been killed in cold blood, her fifteen-year-old son kidnapped. Her sister, Macie Blaine, turns to Jonah for help, and gives him no chance to refuse when she tells him the boy is his son.Stunned and enraged by the discovery, Jonah wants to lash out. Until he makes the connection between the kidnapping and the drug lord, who is solely focused on avenging the death of his own son-the man Jonah killed. It's come down to a battle as old as time itself. An eye for an eye. A son for a son.Yet for Jonah, it's also much more than that. He knows what he is, a hardened and cynical man. But he also knows what he wants. Everything he's been denied: his son-and Macie Blaine's love.
This explosive sequel to Mind Games, which New York Times bestselling author Holly Black called "a brutal, exciting gem of a book," is perfect for fans of Sara Shepard's The Lying Game series. Perfect Lies is a lightning-fast, wickedly smart tale of two sisters trapped in a web of deceit.For years, Annie and Fia have been in an endless battle for survival against the Keane Foundation. Now the sisters have found allies who can help them escape. But Annie's visions of the future and Fia's flawless instincts can't always tell them who to trust. The sisters can only rely on each other--and even their extraordinary gifts may not be enough to save them.
Looks can be deceiving.Katherine Clarkson has the perfect life. Married to Brad, a loving and handsome husband, respected in their church and the community. Two grown daughters on the verge of starting families of their own. A thriving ministry. Good friends. A comfortable life.She has it all--until the day a reporter appears with shocking allegations. Splashed across the local news are accusations of Brad's financial impropriety at his foundation and worse, an affair with a former employee. Without warning, Katherine's marriage is shattered and her family torn apart. The reassuring words she's spoken to many brokenhearted women over the years offer little comfort now.Her world spinning, Katherine wonders if she can find the truth in the chaos that consumes her. How can she survive the loss of what she thought was the perfect life?"Robin Lee Hatcher is one of my favorite authors." -- Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love
"Jessica Shattuck's engrossing, deceptively ambitious novel explores a wide range of subjects . . . with a shrewd and sympathetic eye."--Tom Perrotta "In this smart and engaging follow-up to her well-received debut, The Hazards of Good Breeding, Shattuck focuses on three privileged Gen X college roommates who are now grown up, coupled up, and raising kids in pre-recession Boston. The cracks in their 'perfect lives' begin to show when the most precocious of the trio, a gorgeous striver named Jenny whose husband is infertile, makes the unconventional decision to have a baby with a sperm donation from Neil, her brainy, slacker ex-boyfriend from Harvard. . . . Stylish storytelling and sharp social commentary . . . make Perfect Life both topical and eminently readable."--People
Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. God loves you perfectly, all the time. But if you sometimes feel unworthy, struggle with self-doubt, or believe He's mad at you, Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, wants to help you embrace the power of knowing God's total acceptance. No matter what you have done or where you are in your life's journey, you are meant to receive this gift. God's Word says that His love for you is unchanging and He loves you simply because He wants to. In PERFECT LOVE, Joyce reveals how you can develop the certainty that God loves you fully and unconditionally-right now. Combining her own personal experience with biblical insights, she'll help you increase your understanding of God's genuine character so that you can live more fully, enjoy a lasting sense of confidence, and experience His love on an entirely new level. Chapter titles include: Learning to See Clearly Be the Person God Meant You to Be Developing Your Potential Amazing Grace Getting Comfortable with God "God loves you perfectly and unconditionally right now!" --Joyce Meyer
WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE KIND OF LOVE YOU TRULY NEED? "If we want real love, ideal love, limitless love, God's heart is where to find it. It's the only love big enough to meet the God-sized needs of your life." --Ruth MyersMost people-even those with a deep faith-fail to really grasp the incredibly deep and passionate love God has for them. Yet, while God's love for us is beyond description, it doesn't have to be beyond our experience.In The Perfect Love, Ruth Myers helps uncover the surprising, quiet clues and expressions in Scripture of just how much God loves you. With the expressions of prayer and praise at the end of each chapter, you'll learn to experience God's love more deeply and return it more fully in worship. And you'll welcome a new sense of security, honor, and significance that comes from experiencing how God's love -- The Perfect Love-truly meets your deepest needs.From the Hardcover edition.
Jimmy Sullivan has been living on the road with his brother, Jack, and his band The Unknown Souls. Without a place to call home, Jimmy and Jack lead a nomadic life filled with music and anonymous cities. When they return to a place Jimmy never wants to see again-their old hometown of Seaboro, South Carolina-he falls in love with Charlotte Carrington. With his soul now filled with hope, Jimmy writes his first love song. When he performs it at a holiday concert to a standing ovation, the lyrics are dubbed the "Perfect Love Song," so much so that Jimmy finds himself going on tour with famous country music stars, catapulted into a world where the trappings of fame and fortune reign supreme. All too soon, the hope that had once inspired Jimmy to write such beautiful, genuine lyrics is overshadowed by what the song can do for him and his career. In his thirst for recognition, he agrees to miss Jack's wedding in Ireland to sing at a Christmas Eve concert. And his ties to Charlotte seem to be ever so quickly slipping away. Alone in New York City on Christmas Eve, Jimmy finally sees-with the help of a Christmas miracle or two-that his material gains are nothing compared to love, that he is losing all that really matters in his life. Is it too late to find his way to Ireland, to his brother, and to love?
Jimmy Sullivan has been living on the road with his brother, Jack, and his band the Unknown Souls. Without a place to call home, Jimmy and Jack lead a nomadic life filled with music and anonymous cities. When they return to a place Jimmy never wants to see again--their old hometown of Palmetto Pointe, South Carolina--he falls in love with Charlotte Carrington. With a soul now full of hope, Jimmy writes his first love song. When he performs it at a holiday concert to a standing ovation, the lyrics are dubbed the "Perfect Love Song," so much so that Jimmy finds himself touring alongside famous country music stars--catapulted into a world where the trappings of fame and fortune reign supreme. All too soon, the hope that had once inspired Jimmy to write such beautiful, genuine lyrics is overshadowed by what the song can do for him and his career. In his thirst for recognition, he agrees to miss his brother's wedding in Ireland to sing at a Christmas Eve concert. And his ties with Charlotte seem to be ever so quickly fading away. Alone on Christmas Eve in New York City, Jimmy finally sees--with a little help from some Christmas miracles--that his material gains are nothing compared to love, and that he is losing all that really matters. Is it too late to find his way to Ireland, to his brother, and to love? You will also find The Christmas Clock, another warm, uplifting, Christmas novel by Patti Callahan Henry in the Bookshare Collection.
Never let it be said that a Cynster male can't face up to the one unassailable truth: A successful marriage gives life its fullest meaning. To all of English society, Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life--one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status. His lean handsomeness turns the heads of naïve debutantes, while his sensual allure ensures he never lacks for more sophisticated partners for a night, or more, of pleasure. Yet despite all of this, Simon knows that there is something--or rather someone--missing in his life. To achieve true contentment, Simon must find a lady accomplished enough to be his wife, someone who will spend her days as a member of one of England's most influential families ... and her nights pursuing duties of a more private--and personal--nature. But Simon knows what to expect if he reveals his intention to choose a bride; nothing could be more tiresome than having every blushing miss on the marriage mart thrust upon him. So he discreetly begins his search at a house party at Glossup Hall . . . and is astonished that the lady who immediately captures his interest is Portia Ashford. Simon has never considered Portia as a potential wife. He's known the raven-haired beauty since childhood; she's willfully independent and has always claimed to be uninterested in marriage. But an unexpectedly heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their decade-long interaction. Soon they begin to long for the moments they can spend in each other's arms. But all is not as it seems at Glossup Hall. As Simon and Portia begin to explore the depths of their mutual passion, a shocking murder is committed ... and it appears that the next victim will be Portia herself. And even more shocking than the fact that a murderer secretly walks among them is the realization that all of Simon's considerable strength and influence may not be enough to protect Portia--his once and always perfect lover . . .
The perfect plan for the perfect man . . . Teenager Holly Hamilton is tired of moving every time her single mom, Jean, has another personal meltdown, involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad match, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man-an imaginary secret admirer who will romance her mom and boost her shaky self-esteem. But when the virtual relationship takes off, Holly finds herself having to produce the suitor, borrowing her friend's charming and handsome uncle Ben as the face behind the e-mails, notes, and gifts. As time passes, Holly must resort to increasingly desperate measures to keep the ruse alive and protect her mom's newfound happiness. But will her dedication to the hoax cause her to miss the real perfect man when he does come along?
New York Times Bestselling Author Vicki Lewis Thompson presents a sweet, sexy novel about saddling up, getting lucky, and finding love.... Sorority sisters Melanie, Astrid, and Valerie have been inseparable since college. Even years after graduating, they still get together to debate their favorite topic: Who is the perfect man? While growing up on a ranch, Melanie always assumed that she'd marry a cowboy--until a Parisian adventure introduces her to a dashing Texas billionaire and makes her doubt what she really wants.... Astrid's parents expect her to settle down with someone rich, but when she can't keep her hands off a hardworking and handsome rancher, her world turns upside down.... After a terrifying accident, Valerie doesn't expect ever to risk love again--until she meets the one man no woman can resist: a billionaire cowboy.... As the three argue over what makes a man a great catch--a pocketful of dollars or spurs on his boots--they discover that the perfect man is sometimes exactly what you'd least expect....
Is there such a thing as a perfect marriage?After almost twenty years with her husband, Charles, Katherine Stamos finds herself at sea. What has happened to the closeness and passion she and Charles once shared? Her father suggests the perfect solution: a cruise aboard Alexandra's Dream--an opportunity to escape their everyday lives and reconnect with one another. Once aboard ship, it's still hard to leave their work behind. And much of what Katherine most wants to hear remains unsaid. She begins to think it is perhaps foolish to want to relive the heady feeling of first love. Maybe those emotions are only for the young. And then she meets June and Albert, an elderly couple who-after decades of marriage-still find magic and excitement in everything they do together. Their example makes Katherine wonder if it is possible for the love she shares with Charles to be perfect, even if she and Charles are not. . .
Broken Vows To their friends, family and neighbors, Celine and Max Archer had a perfect marriage. Only the Archers knew they'd never been in love, and that nights of passion were few and far between. Still, both thought the other happy with the dry-eyed deal they'd made instead of vows. Until Max broke the bargain-by wanting more. And suddenly, after twelve peaceful years, the perfect marriage was over. But when Celine realized how much she loved her husband, was it too late to get him back? For unbeknownst to Max, they'd been blessed with a new beginning....
Faith King fell hard for Tate Sumner but abandoned all thoughts of him when she discovered his playboy ways. What happens when the two are reunited?
Faith King fell hard for Tate Sumner but abandoned all thoughts of him when she discovered his playboy ways. What happens when the two are reunited?
After her mother's death, Julia Evans copes by volunteering at a center for unwed mothers. It is here that she finds Zeke Taylor, who she soon realizes is her true soul mate.
What does it mean to be a good mother? For career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost, the question inspires pangs of guilt familiar to all parents torn by the demands of home and office. But whereas most parents lie awake at night vividly conjuring the worst scenarios that could befall their children in their absence, Nina lives the reality of such crises -- and it's her job to do something about them. Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters -- and in the course of her everyday work, she has endured the frustration of seeing too many criminals slip through the system and walk free. A man as methodical and careful as his wife is instinctive and mercurial, Caleb Frost is a stonemason who glories in his ability to construct with his own hands the physical barriers that will keep out the unwanted -- and protect all that is precious within. But even the strongest walls cannot guard Nina and Caleb from the shattering discovery that their own beloved son has been sexually abused. Five-year-old Nathaniel is the only one who knows the identity of his assailant -- but in the initial fallout of his trauma, he's been left mute, unable to speak a single word. Knowing the futility of trusting the courts to exact justice for Nathaniel, and ripped apart by a maddening sense of helplessness, Nina finds herself in a grip of rage she can't deny -- no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice. What does it take to be a good mother? How far can a person go...and still live with herself? What happens if one's absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down? Forging new ground in her unique territory of morally complex suspense fiction, bestselling author Jodi Picoult delivers her most soulful and intimate novel to date -- and portrays what happens to a family when a wheel comes off, when the domestic unit begins to careen and veer, when the vestments of ordinary life are forfeited to unspeakable horrors. From its provocative opening to the astonishing and revelatory finale, Perfect Match enters the raw and private realm of a parent's heart, and ultimately questions our assumptions about family, security, and love.
WHO IS THAT SEXY GUY? Name: Clinton Rafferty Strong and sexy, this devilishly handsome tycoon is in the market for some serious romance.... Experience: Landing the deal of a lifetime--in the boardroom and the bedroom. Challenge: For the King of Seduction to prove he was not a love-'em-and-leave-'em rogue. A rawly masculine Clinton was used to having his own way, but enticing Maggie Trent scorned him at every turn. Still, Clinton never walked away from a fight, especially when he was pitted against his most perfect match.... Serious in the boardroom-- sizzling in the bedroom!
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