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Eight years ago in Sun Valley, all that stood between State attorney general Liz Shaler and a knife-wielding intruder was patrolman Walt Fleming. Now, Fleming is the county sheriff. Controversial New York State Attorney General Liz Shaler is announcing her candidacy for president of the United States at a high-profile convergence of media heavy-hitters. Also in attendance is an assassin with a brilliant and foolproof plan. Once executed, it will collide not only with Shaler's future, but--as the clock ticks down--with Walt Fleming's haunted past.
Welcome to Durham, North Carolina, the diet capital of the world...A KILLER WORKOUTAfter suffering yet another setback in her War on Fat, plus-sized reporter Kate Gallagher decides the time has come for a full-on offensive. Taking time off from Channel Twelve, she signs on for active duty at Body Blast, a boot camp-style fitness program. In addition to a regimen of brutal exercise and bland food, the rules are so tough that Kate's roomie, Marnie Taylor, is almost thrown out for smuggling in candy, and then again for skirting an obstacle wall.The next day, Marnie is missing--and when she's discovered with a broken neck at the foot of the wall, the "boots" suspect foul play. It's not the first suspicious accident at the camp--another woman recently fell to her death during a Wilderness Challenge. Kate knows that losing weight is hard, but it shouldn't be mortal combat! If someone is picking off dieters, she'd better kick her investigative skills into high gear--before the sights land on her...
RECENTLY ACQUITTED OF MURDER, seventeen-year-old David has moved to Massachusetts to complete his senior year of high school. His aunt and uncle have offered him shelter-escape from the media's questions and from the uncertain glances of his neighbors and ex-friends. His attic apartment doesn't feel much like shelter, though. He sees ghostly shadows at night, his aunt is strangely cold, and his eleven-year-old cousin, Lily, is downright hostile. And as lily's behavior becomes more and more threatening, David can't help wondering what ugly secrets lurk within the walls of Her home. There's one thing that David knows with certainty, the more he learns about his cousin Lily, the harder it is to avoid thinking about his own past.
"You want to know what deceit tastes like? It's sweet. Like honey." Over the course of his shady legal career, Victor Carl has made a host of bad decisions, but letting his ex-fiancée, Julia, fall back into his life and into his bed might be the worst. Julia's husband has just been murdered, her fingerprints are all over the crime scene, and $1.7 million in cash has inexplicably vanished. If Victor didn't know better, he might think Julia was setting him up. But Julia is drop-dead gorgeous and lust trumps reason 24/7 in Victor Carl's world. Victor wants to believe the Beatles were right, that all you need is love. But why are the cops accusing Victor of murder? And what is the murder weapon doing in his bedroom? And who is the dead woman in the freezer? Suddenly, the wary lawyer is no longer fighting to rekindle a lost love . . . he's fighting to save himself.
Outnumbered, outsmarted and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamoring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and his allies?
Revisit Conard County for heart-stopping suspense from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee After escaping an attacker who wanted her dead, Nora Loftis is forced to return to Conard County. She needs to heal; she just didn't expect to do it on Jake Madison's Wyoming ranch. The full-time cowboy and part-time police chief was her first love, her only love. And now, with her attacker on the loose, he's her only hope of survival. Like a vigilant sentry, Jake vows to protect her. Like a tender lover, his arms provide a haven, his kisses a promise. But Nora is a psychologist, and she knows the mind of her attacker. She knows he's coming for her...to finish what he started.
Troy, Boone, and their father, Dan Willouby were driven from their Storm Valley home after their ranch had been raided by a group of murderers, and Mrs. Willouby and two of the children killed. Dan attempts to train his sons to avenge the foul murders. However, when they return to Storm Valley, Troy and Boone have very different reactions to their family responsibilities.
A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN . . . Denise Amber Lee was a 21-year-old happily married mother of two little boys. She had her whole life ahead of her. . . until an intruder broke into her Florida home. Within a few short hours she was savagely terrorized, murdered, and buried naked in a shallow grave near a desolate swamp. A DEPRAVED KILLER . . . Michael King, a 38-year-old out-of-work plumber, was a ticking time bomb. For years, neighbors called the police on King, complaining that, among other things, he'd thrown battery acid in their pool and slashed their tires. Denise's fate was far worse. In a horrifying act of cruelty, King bound her with duct tape, raped her repeatedly, then shot her dead. A TRAGIC FAILURE. . . Incredibly, Denise managed to call 911 twice during her abduction. Eyewitnesses and her distraught husband also called, but a slow, inefficient system tragically failed her. As a result, Florida passed the Denise Lee Law, setting voluntary standards for 911 systems. King was sentenced to death. But for Denise and her loving family, it was too late. Includes 16 Pages of Shocking Photos
When John Rossendale, the 28th Earl of Stowey, is called home to see his dieing mother, he has been living the life of a penniless sea gypsy. Although he doesn't want to go home, he honors his mother's dieing wishes. He and his boat Sunflower return only to find he is once again in the middle of a mystery involving a missing Van Gogh. The painting had disappeared 4 years earlier, and John was the prime suspect.
Mat Fallon had stopped at the Tonto Springs staging post to ease his hunger before moving on again - ahead of the men who hunted him. But a killer he knew to be Harn Faber was there, too, and when Faber gunned down unarmed Wyatt Marsden in front of his own daughter, Fallon was forced to buy in. Little did Fallon know then that the killing would lead him into a web of death and intrigue, with many old scores to be settled.
Yakima Henry has been dealt more than his share of trouble-even for a half-white, half-Indian in the west. Now he's running a small Arizona horse ranch with his longtime love, Faith, and thinks he may have finally found his share of peace and prosperity. But a man from both their pasts is coming- with vengeance on his mind...
Jaine's accepted her share of lame gigs to pay the bills, but rewriting Shakespeare's got to be an all-time low. The fiasco begins with a call from Jaine's high-school nemesis, uber rich uber witch Patti Devane. It seems Patti will soon be sashaying down the aisle with another former classmate from Hermosa High, and she'd like the exchange of vows to evoke Romeo and Juliet. . . except without the "downer" of an ending. Even worse than the assignment itself is dealing with Patti as a client. At least Jaine's not alone, as nobody can stand the demanding, spoiled, and incredibly rude Bridezilla from Hell. So it isn't a complete surprise when the erstwhile Juliet plunges to her death during her balcony scene. The loosened bolts that brought down the bride were clearly an act of sabotage-what's not so obvious is whom, among Patti's numerous haters, committed this murder most foul.
"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny, they always make me laugh out loud." --Joanne FlukeLove is in the air as freelance writer Jaine Austen begins a new job at the Dates of Joy matchmaking service. . .When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she's excited for a chance to help the lovelorn--until she realizes Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love. So it's no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine's Day mixer. Now, finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates. . ."A well-crafted plot." --Publishers Weekly"The multiple suspects keep readers on the edge of their seats." --RT Book Reviews"Levine's charming heroine is right on target." --Kirkus Reviews
In her pulse-pounding mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel interweaves authentic Native American culture and history with modern-day suspense. In the latest Wind River novel, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley are caught between two cultures that won't let go of the past--and a killer who won't leave any witnesses... The whole town of Lander has turned out for the big parade celebrating the start of the new rodeo season. The main spectacle this year is the appearance of Colonel Edward Garrett--a spot-on impersonator of General George Armstrong Custer--and a troop of men acting as the ill-fated Seventh Cavalry. The problem is they are being followed by a group of Arapaho warriors from the Wind River Reservation, who proceed to encircle Garrett and his men in a "dare ride" just to remind them exactly who won the Battle of the Little Bighorn. But when the ride is over, history seems to have repeated itself: Garrett is dead in the street with a bullet hole in his chest. No one is sure what happened, but public sentiment quickly turns against the Arapaho--and the prime suspect is Colin Morningside, a descendant of Crazy Horse. When a local attorney connected to Morningside disappears, the accusations only grow stronger. Father John O'Malley knows in his heart the Arapaho are not guilty. And Vicky Holden finds herself professionally and personally compromised from getting involved. But what begins as a murder soon reveals itself as a conspiracy that neither Father John nor Vicky could have foreseen. And someone wants to ensure that the truth they discover will die with them...
General George Custer's 1876 attack on a huge encampment of Plains Indians has gone down as the most disastrous defeat in American history. Much less understood is how disastrous it was for the "victors," the Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Sitting Bull: within fifteen years all Native Americans were confined to reservations, their culture in ruins. James Welch poignantly resurrects their side of the story from beneath a mountain of myth and misinterpretation, relating in masterful prose the pride and desperation of a people stripped of treaty rights and hounded from ancestral hunting grounds into wretched reservations. Through this critical missing piece that tells the Indian side of the story, Killing Custer rethinks the meaning of the Little Bighorn for a multicultural society. This book grew out of the research done by the authors for their Emmy award-winning American Experience documentary, "Last Stand at Little Bighorn."
The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter backlist-now dangerously beautiful. In her sixth adventure, Anita becomes a wanted woman-by a vampire, a werewolf, and a creature far more terrifying: a man who puts a price on her head.
After rescuing Pamela Wellington from varmints, Win and Joe escort her to her daddy's spread--Camelot, a bright, shining 60,000-acre kingdom in the middle of Texas. But like that golden ranch of yore, there's a foul-smelling evil afoot. And it's not Joe Coulter's boots.
INTRODUCING JACK REACHERThe bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People) who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.
Investigating the killings of a social worker and the chief suspect in the case, the Glasgow Police Division P follow a winding trail of murder, blackmail, and corruption to a 30-year-old fraud that could very well shake the city to its foundations. ANNOTATION Social worker Pam MacArthur had a talent for making enemies and wasn't missed much when she disappeared. After her body is found eight months later and another grisly murder is revealed, Ray Sussock of Glasgow's P Division begins to unravel the shocking secret that will lead him to a cool, collected killer. Martin's Press. FROM THE PUBLISHER After a motorist swerves to avoid hitting an animal in the road, he accidentally discovers a decomposed corpse sans head and hands in the garden of a house in one of Glasgow's more prestigious suburbs. For the Glasgow's P division, the first task is to identify the body - which eventually turns out to be that of one Pam McArthur, a social worker with a talent for making enemies. Following a trail that she left behind, the Glasgow Police Division P begins to uncover the secret that got Pam McArthur killed. The investigation leads them to an East End housing project, and when Wayne Petty, one of the chief suspects, is murdered after talking to the police, the P Division feels the urgency to wrap this one up. Murder, blackmail, and corruption lead the police to uncover a massive thirty-year-old fraud that, if made public, would shake the city down to its foundations. FROM THE CRITICS BookList - Emily Melton The discovery of a woman's headless corpse sets Glasgow's famous "P" division on its latest case. Sussock and Reynolds, first on the scene, are doggedly determined to discover who murdered the young woman. Their persistence pays off when they find that the victim was an activist called Pam McArthur who had a bad habit of saying the wrong things to the wrong people at the wrong times. A second violent death--this time a stabbing--leads the investigators to a crumbling high-rise apartment block, where, as it turns out, Pam had stumbled onto a years-old scandal involving fraudulent contractors, crooked engineers, and a multimillion-dollar building scam. Turnbull's police procedurals have received high praise from readers and critics alike for their gritty realism, deft prose, and riveting plots. His latest is another fine example of all three of those elements. Outstanding crime fiction.
Over a period of four years, Dennis Nilsen brutally murdered 15 men. He kept them as companions, talking to them and dressing them; then he buried them under his floor or dismembered them and flushed them down the plumbing. Clogged pipes led authorities to uncover Nilsen's gruesome madness--the largest case of mass murder in England's history.
It's nearly six months since our country was invaded. We've lived in a war zone since January, and now it's July. So short a time, so long a time . . . I'm an expert on fear now. I think I've felt every strong feeling there is: love, hate, jealousy, rage. But fear's the greatest of them all. Nothing reaches inside and grabs you by the guts the way fear does. Nothing else possesses you like that. It's a kind of illness, a fever, that takes you over. Ellie and her friends return from a camping trip to find their country at war. Learning together, they fight back - battling fear, rage, and the invading army that has stolen their land, seized their homes, taken their families, and destroyed their future. Continuing the story begun in Tomorrow When the War Began and The Dead of Night, John Marsden paints a shockingly realistic portrait of teenagers who take great risks to defend what is theirs.
This book unfolds a gripping new investigation for the inimitable Detective Inspector Jack Frost. The discovery of the bodies of two young girls leaves D.I. Jack Frost in a race to hunt down the killer before he, or she, can strike again. At the same time, he faces a crisis at Denton police station which could result in his being sacked.
A terrible secret haunts Dr. Jama Keith. But she must return to her past& her hometown of River Dance, Missouri and risk exposure. She owes a debt to the town for financing her dreams. If only she can avoid Terell Mercer but River Dance is too small for that.When Terell's niece is abducted by two of the FBI's most wanted, Jama can't refuse to help Terell's family were like kin to her for many years. The search for young Doriann could cost Terell and Jama their lives. But revealing her secret shame to the man she loves scares Jama more than the approaching danger.
The machinations of a new supervisor may have altered Gil Grissom's team of skillful CSIs, as Catherine Willows, Nick Stokes, and Warrick Brown are reassigned from the graveyard shift to the swing shift. That doesn't mean, however, that their paths will never cross. During the course of their separate investigations, the teams must unite again to investigate two distinct murders -- atrocities that are oddly aligned as they share much of the same collective evidence. Despite the different M. O. s, the CSIs are uncovering two wildly imperfect crimes that could possibly add up to an almost perfect one. . .
A merciless killer on the hunt... an innocent child in his sights... a woman driven to the edge to stop him. The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well. He knows the pain she feels for her murdered daughter, Bonnie, whose body has never been found. He knows that as one of the nation's top forensic sculptors she'll insist on identifying the nine skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia's Talladega Falls.