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"C.C. Humphreys takes you into a swashbuckling world you won't want to leave."--Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth Before he can become a man, he must first learn to kill... London: 1759: Life is easy for Jack Absolute, a young raconteur loved by the ladies and envied by his schoolmates. With a place secured at university and a baronetcy at hand, his future seems bright--if he can just stay out of trouble. But when Jack is caught read-handed with a powerful lord's mistress, his good fortune is destroyed, forcing him to seek a new fate in the dangerous New World during the brutal Frecn and Indian Wars. There, marooned amid hostile Indians and fierce colonial rivalries, the bawdy schoolboy disappears and a man emerges. Jack's survival depends on winning the friendship and help of the natives, but those come at a high price. In order to become the man they could eventually trust, Jack Absolute must first be blooded. And in order to be blooded, he must do the unfathomable. He must learn to kill. The gripping prequel in C.C. Humphrey's riveting historical series, The Blooding of Jack Absolute sweeps readers into the ruthless wilds of North America and tracks the stunning transformation of a young dreamer into a daring, larger-than-life hero. "Humphrey's popular Jack Absolute series...features Jack in all his swashbuckling glory...Humphrey's acting background brings drama to life in Jack's legendary tale."--Booklist "Humphreys has created a rambunctious but lovable hero who continue[s] to win fans with each new adventure."--Publishers Weekly "Suave, sexy, and superhuman, Jack could be an eighteenth-century prototype for James Bond...Much derring-do, told with panache."--Kirkus
Jack McMorrow, a sometimes-freelance writer is living in small town Maine. He starts a story on un-wed teen mothers in the rural areas and finds himself embroiled in a murder mystery. Get to know his neighbors and girlfriend better in this novel.
Bloodline is one of the best of Sheldon's blockbuster thrillers. Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members. At its head was one of the wealthiest men in the world-a man who has just died in a mysterious accident and left his daughter, Elizabeth, in control of the company. Now as this intelligent, tough, and gorgeous woman dares to save-not sell-Roffe and Sons, she will have to outwit those who secretly want her power . . . and the unknown assassin who wants her life. Bloodline is a sweeping novel of high financial intrigue on three continents, love, murder, danger, and suspense.
In these five stories, Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. As rendered by Gaines, this country becomes as familiar, and as haunted by cruelty, suffering, and courage, as Ralph Ellison's Harlem or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County.STORIES INCLUDE:A Long Day in NovemberThe Sky Is GrayThree MenBloodlineJust Like a Tree
Lilith awakens cold, naked and alone, knowing nothing--not even who she is--except that she has to run, run for her life. . . because someone is after her. When Ethan discovers the terrified woman hiding on his ranch, he knows immediately not only who she is, but what. He's never forgotten her, not in all the time since he escaped their joint prison, a clandestine CIA facility where humans are bred into vampires willing to kill on command. He refused to accept that fate, and since he won his freedom he's become a legend to those he left behind. With her own escape, Lilith has become a legend, too, and now--together--they have no choice but to fight those who would become a legend by killing one.
In this story told primarily through journal entries, a British soldier in World War I makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.
Normally Holly winter wouldn't be caught dead in a place like Puppy Luv -- a mall pet shop that's no doubt an outlet for the puppy mill industry and a hotbed of forged papers, broken promises and mistreated animals. But a hot tip on a malamute pup suddenly has Holly charging to the rescue and panting to put the owner out of business. Trouble is, she's not the only one who has a bone to pick with Diane Sweet. in a matter of hours the puupy love proprietess is gruesomely murdered.When Holly links the killing with the disappearance of another malamute -- an adorable live wire named Missy -- she digs up startling evidence that soon leads her into the fiercely competitive and deadly underworld of dog breeding. A place where her biggest fears are realized. And where her animal instincts are all that can save her.From the Paperback edition.
Twenty-five years ago Olivia Sealy was kidnapped for ransom. Today she has no memory of the terrible event, yet an uneasy feeling still haunts her-a fear that is realized when an infant' s skeleton is found and a connection is made to Olivia' s past. As news of the discovery makes headlines, Olivia and the people close to her suddenly become targets for a murderer bent on revenge. Still stunned by the revelation and its implications, Olivia puts her trust in Trey Bonney, the detective assigned to the case. But neither counts on a madman who may hold the answer to the twenty-five-year-old mystery-a secret someone hoped was buried for good.
Dark and dangerous, sensual and beguiling, the mysterious mythic creatures known as vampires invade our dreams with their disturbing erotic power, and inspire our darkest fantasies. Discover the irresistible power...and terrifying peril...of modern-day vampires in this spellbinding collection of stories by four bestselling authors for one low price. Bundle includes Embracing Darkness by Margaret Carter, The Huntress by Crystal Green, Urban Legend by Erica Orloff and Hot Case by Patricia Rosemoor.
FBI contractor Jake Cole deciphers the language of murderers by reconstructing three-dimensional crime scene models in his head, a talent that has left his nerves frayed and his psyche fragile. Jake returns to Montauk, New York, for the first time in a quarter of a century when his father, a renowned painter, lights himself ablaze and crashes through a plate-glass window. Once home, Jake is pulled into a gruesome local homicide investigation that echoes his mother's murder three decades earlier. As he sifts through the detritus of his father's madness, Jake discovers thousands of seemingly meaningless paintings stacked in the studio - a bizarre trail of dust-covered breadcrumbs the painter left as he tumbled down the rabbit hole of dementia. Breadcrumbs that Jake believes lead to the killer. With the help of Sheriff Dan Hauser - a man scrambling to prepare the seaside community for the arrival of a catastrophic hurricane - Jake Cole sets out to find the seemingly unstoppable force of malevolence known as the Bloodman. A unique and disquieting thriller that redefines the genre, Bloodman will leave you reeling long after its operatic finale.
A young woman well-trained by monks must gather an army to defeat the usurper of her land in this well-plotted fantasy.
The third and final installment of the international bestselling Nightshade trilogy! Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there's more at stake than fighting. There's saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay's wrath. There's keeping Ansel safe, even if he's been branded a traitor. There's proving herself as the pack's alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers' magic once and for all. And then there's deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is. In this remarkable final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, international bestselling author Andrea Cremer crafts a dynamic novel with twists and turns that will keep you breathless until its final pages.
Welcome to the world of the Bloodrunners, a fierce band of hunters and protectors, half-human, half-Lycan. Only through the act of Bloodrunning, the hunting and assassination of rogue werewolves, may these extraordinary warriors gain full acceptance within their respective packs. Caught between two worlds--and yet, belonging to neither, these half-breed protectors will stop at nothing in pursuit of justice. . . and love. Bundle includes Last Wolf Standing, Last Wolf Hunting and Last Wolf Watching.
"Simply the most powerful and moving book that has emerged on this topic." UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONALThe national bestseller that tells the truth of about Vietnam from the black soldiers' perspective. An oral history unlike any other, BLOODS features twenty black men who tell the story of how members of their race were sent off in disproportionate numbers and the special test of patriotism they faced. Told in voices no reader will soon forget, BLOODS is a must-read for anyone who wants to put the Vietnam experience in historical, cultural, and political perspective.Cited by THE NEW YORK TIMES as One of the Notable Books of the Year"Superb."TIME
America's master of noir delivers his masterpiece, a rip-roaring, devilishly wild ride through the bloody end of the 1960's. It's dark baby, and hot hot hot. Martin Luther King assassinated. Robert Kennedy assassinated. Los Angeles, 1968. Conspiracies theories are taking hold. On the horizon looms the Democratic Convention in Chicago and constant gun fire peppers south L.A. Violence, greed, and grime, are replacing free-love and everybody from Howard Hughes, Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover to the right-wing assassins and left-wing revolutionaries are getting dirty. At the center of it all is a triumvirate: the president's strong-arm goon, an ex-cop and heroine runner, and a private eye whose quarry is so dangerous she could set off the whole powder keg. With his trademark deadly staccato prose, James Ellroy holds nothing back in this wild, startling and much anticipated conclusion to his Underworld USA trilogy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Simply the most powerful and moving book that has emerged on this topic." UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL. The national bestseller that tells the truth of about Vietnam from the black soldiers' perspective.
BLOOD HUNT: He's a hit man who never misses. Except when his target isn't human. Or even alive. BLOOD THIRST: She's a traitor to her own kind, the hell spawn legion called the Undead. Her unforgivable sin--to dare save the world of the living from the final annihilation. BLOOD WAR: A nightmare contagion is about to overtake the human race. Unless America can secure the antidote in time. And unless a lone killer can join forces with his beautiful and indestructible quarry--against a host of vampires unleashed for the ultimate,unthinkable triumph of darkness over light. BLOODSHIFT.
After an unwarranted demotion, Detective Sergeant MacRae is looking at nothing but dead ends. His only chance of getting his old job back is to get noticed. But the cases he has are not noticeable.
"In the 23rd century, war is still hell... Navy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle joined up to save lives and see the universe. Now he and Bravo Company's Black Wizards of the interstellar Fleet Marine Force are en route to Bloodworld-- a hellish, volatile rock colonized by the fanatical Salvationists who desired an inhospitable world where they could suffer for humanity's sins. Their penance could prove fatal...
With her acclaimed novels Harvest and Life Support, Tess Gerritsen has injected a powerful dose of adrenaline into the medical thriller. Now, in a new blockbuster, Gerritsen melds page-turning suspense with chilling realism as a small-town doctor races to unravel the roots of a violent outbreak -- before it destroys everything she loves. Lapped by he gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city and the lingering memory of his father's death. But with the first snap of winter comes shocking news that puts her practise on the line: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. And as Claire and all of Tranquility soon discover, it is just the start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the town's teenagers. As the rash of disturbing behavior grows, Claire uncovers a horrifying secret: this is not the first time it has happened. Twice a century,the children of Tranquility lash out with deadly violence. Claire suspects that there is a biological cause for the epidemic, and she fears that the placid Locust Lake may conceal an insidious danger. As she races to save Tranquility -- and her son -- from harm, Claire discovers an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.
A class one medical emergency summons the Enterprise to the Federation outpost Tanis. There, a grisly surprise awaits them. Two of the lab's three researchers are decade, their bodies almost entirely drained of blood. There are no clues. No records of their research. No remnants of their work. There is only the oupost's sole survivor, Dr. Jeffrey Adams. A man with a secret that will rock the very foundtions of Star Fleet...and a terrible, all-consuming hunger that will bring death to the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part. With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected. This hilarious debut novel is for anyone who believes that sometimes even nice guys-without sharp teeth or sparkly skin-- can get the girl.
The Battle of Tilly was one of the hardest fought infantry battles followind the landing at Normandy. The author uses vivid personal accounts to portray the battle as it was experienced by the Canadians who fought it. He also analyzes the tactics of both sides and summarizes the importance of the battle.
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