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THE LAST ENCHANTMENT, Mary Stewart's third magnificent and haunting novel of Dark Age Britain. Fully captures the flavour of Arthurian Britain and its rich legends, with larger than life characters who involve the reader in every action and emotion.
When a bomb exploded in a New York subway car, killing the assistant D. A., it left a pair of puzzling survivors on the rear seat: two caged white mice. Who had put them there and why? Maybe a blind man could figure it out--if he had the amazing sensory powers of a Duncan Maclain. Captain Duncan Maclain, a blind detective, has a mystery to solve hidden in the labyrinth of New York's subway system. This is the first book in the series that inspired the popular television show "Longstreet."
The Sledge family seems cursed. Reuben's oldest brother is hanged for the murder of his wife. Then another brother is committed to the asylum for spying on the woman he loves. But it's the rape and disgrace of his beloved sister Nellie that drives Reuben into despair so deep that he sets himself in opposition to the people of Des Moines.Beneath it all hangs the City, "not a city like Des Moines itself, but an inner City of Des Moines...or a lower City. No one has ever gotten out of the City." The City has claimed each of his dead relatives, and when Reuben learns that the woman he loves has descended into the City, he determines, in a moment of panic, to follow and bring her out. Thus begins a harrowing journey through the horrors of the City and among its inhabitants, a ghastly assemblage of dwellers who've crafted new lives for themselves in the underworld.Originally published in 1972, David Rhodes' powerful debut is as much a lament for a generation slipping away as it is the careful telling of our common ancestry.
Enter the realm of wonder. Jessie has had amazing adventures in the magical Realm. She's flown with the flower fairies and swum with the mermaids! Now Jessie's grandmother senses that something wrong in the Realm. The gnomes that grow the fairy-apple trees in the Hidden Valley are in trouble, and not even the Queen can help them! Jessie and her friends must travel to the Hidden Valley to find out what's wrong and help the gnomes. Along the way, they travel through secret passages to a wild part of the Realm -- and meet the storytelling furry bears of Brill.
Twenty-five years ago, Monica Stanton gave up a baby girl for adoption. Now, the thing Monica didn't dare hope for has happened: Jessica has reentered her life... and brought a little drama and competition with her. Jessica is willing to meet her birth mother, but she wants the reunion to air on a reality TV show. Monica would rather chew glass than appear on TV. But she'll swallow her pride--and a few other unsavory items--if that's what it takes to reconnect. As if getting to know her grown daughter while competing on a remote island isn't hard enough, Monica is further confused when Jessica's long-lost birthfather shows up, complicating both her relationship with her daughter and the attraction Monica has to the hunky reality show host. The fruit-basket-upset of emotions, accusations, and regrets might make for good TV, but will it destroy the family in the process?
In the year 2035, robots, artificial intelligences, and neural implants have become commonplace. The Institute for Ethics keeps the peace, using social reputation to ensure that robots and humans don't harm society or each other. But a powerful AI named Adam has found a way around the restrictions. Catherine Matthews, nineteen years old, has a unique gift: the ability to manipulate the net with her neural implant. Yanked out of her perfectly ordinary life, Catherine becomes the last firewall standing between Adam and his quest for world domination.
Will most of the major fisheries of the world be exhausted by 2048, as has been claimed? Have the number of large fish in the ocean decreased by 90 per cent over the past 50 years, as has been asserted by a respected scientist? Are 60 per cent of the fish species studied by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation either fully exploited or depleted, as one of their reports attests? Fishing at sea, an ancient trade and a way of life that has defined coastal towns throughout history, may be coming to an end. The culture and traditions of coastal Britain and of seagoing nations everywhere are now threatened with extinction. In his most important book yet, Mark Kurlansky - the celebrated author of Cod, Salt and The Big Oyster - explores the fate of our oceans and the decline of our most ancient coastal enterprise. The Last Fish Tale sends up a timely distress flare but one which brilliantly illuminates a colourful, exuberant and poignant landscape, from Newlyn in Cornwall to Gloucester in Massachusetts - a fishing village first settled by Englishmen in the early 1600s. The result is a cultural, economic, environmental and culinary bouillabaisse - the most compelling fish tale of our time.
The epic story of Thomas Cale--introduced so memorably in The Left Hand of God--continues as the Redeemers use his prodigious gifts to further their sacred goal: the extinction of humankind and the end of the world. . . To the warrior-monks known as the Redeemers, "the last four things" represent the culmination of a faithful life. Death. Judgment. Heaven. Hell. The last four things represent eternal bliss--or endless destruction, permanent chaos, and infinite pain. Perhaps nowhere are the competing ideas of heaven and hell exhibited more clearly than in the dark and tormented soul of Thomas Cale. Betrayed by the girl he loves but still marked by a child's innocence, possessed of a remarkable aptitude for violence but capable of extreme tenderness, Cale will lead the Redeemers into a battle for nothing less than the fate of the human race. And though his broken heart foretells the bloody trail he will leave in pursuit of a personal peace he can never achieve, a glimmer of hope remains--the question even Cale can't answer: When it comes time to decide the fate of the world, to ensure the extermination of humankind or spare it, what will he choose? To express God's will on the edge of his sword, or to forgive his fellow man--and himself? .
beautiful June day in 1965, a dozen girls classmates at a women's college- launched their homemade raft (inspired by Huck Finn's) on a trip down the Mississippi.
An unforgettable detective story starring C.W. Sughrue, a Montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar.
The Last Good Knight: An Original Sinners novella told in five parts.Part I: Scars and StripesIt's lust at first sight when Mistress Nora encounters a sexy newcomer to The 8th Circle. She's happy for the distraction, since she left her lover, Søren, but her session with Lance is cut short when her boss, Kingsley Edge, reveals they're all in danger....
The Last Good Knight: An Original Sinners novella told in five parts.Part II: Sore SpotsWith a potential stalker on the loose, Kingsley hires Lance as Nora's bodyguard, but stipulates no sex while he's on duty. Frustrated by the ex-SEAL's noble chivalry, Nora is driven to seek release with the one man she's trying to forget....
The Last Good Knight: An Original Sinners novella told in five parts.Part III: The Games Destiny PlaysShocked to see Nora's bruises, Lance is furious that she put herself in danger and demands to know where she got them. As Nora confesses her true nature, she's equally shocked to learn that Lance has some secrets of his own, drawing them together despite Kingsley's orders....
The Last Good Knight: An Original Sinners novella told in five parts.Part IV: Fit to Be TiedWith her feelings for Lance warring with her recent encounter with Søren, Nora returns to Lance's bed and finds herself toying with the idea of...toying with him on a permanent basis. But after she gets a glimpse into his personal angst, Nora realizes she has the power to rescue this white knight....
The Last Good Knight: An Original Sinners novella told in five parts.Part V: The Last Good NightNow that the perpetrator has been apprehended, Nora sadly acknowledges she doesn't need a bodyguard anymore. She adores Lance and wants to keep him but is faced with a dilemma-if she uses her connections to help Lance, she'll have to give him up forever...
Ally Bishop knows the settling kind when she sees one. And Tyler Adamson is definitely one. Ordinarily this never-in-one-place-long girl would stay far, far away. Maybe it's the way he looks in jeans, or the way he looks at her, but suddenly Ally is breaking her own rules with dizzying speed. All that Australian temptation right next door. . . ;well, there's only so much resistance one girl can have. As she dives into a fling with Tyler, Ally assures herself she can maintain perspective. After all, he's only here long enough to care for his ailing father. That gives them a time limit, right? With each passing day, however, she falls for Tyler more. And soon she has the strongest urge to unpack her suitcase and stay a while.
New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance brings her trademark breakneck pace to this fun and exciting e-novella, where fan favorite Ali Reynolds takes on double responsibilities as both sleuth and bride.Ali Reynolds is finally getting married to her longtime love B. Simpson. They wanted a simple Christmas Eve wedding, but nothing is ever simple with Ali. Even as a motley crew of her friends--Leland Brooks, Sister Anselm, and others--descend on Vegas, the bride-to-be finds herself juggling last-minute wedding plans and a mystery in the form of a stray miniature dachshund. Ali's grandson rescues the little dog, but Ali's not in the market for a new pet right before her honeymoon, and leaves no stone unturned in hunting for the dog's owner. But what she finds is more than just a shaggy dog story...Bella's elderly owner has vanished, and her son seems to be behind it. So it's Ali and B. to the rescue--and still making it to the church on time!
Traveling to Chicago to deliver a message, Clint Adams thwarts two murder attempts as soon as he arrives and becomes the target of a determined killer who will stop anyone who gets in the way.
HERE COMES THE GROOM? So what if everyone thought Bryce Richards would make the perfect husband? Angela Hewitt had fought enough childhood battles with him to know better. But when her sexy nemesis came to her rescue, she suddenly felt like a damsel in distress-heart palpitations and all! Now she was dreaming of forever with the last man she'd every marry! Bryce wondered what had come over him-kissing Angela of all people! He wasn't even sure why he was trying to help out this reckless, exasperating, irresistible woman. Falling in love with her was out of the question! Bryce wouldn't marry her if...if... Well, okay, maybe he would....
The Greatest Western Writer of The 21st CenturyIn his bestselling Last Gunfighter novels, William Johnstone chronicles a clash of adventurers, outlaws, lawmen and innocents. Among them all, one man with a gun stamped the frontier with a legend all his own. Journey Across A Killing Ground. . . Frank Morgan survived his first trip to Alaska. Barely. Now, in Western Canada, Morgan and a band of survivors encounter an arch enemy with a fortune in ill-gotten gains--money he'll use to supply murderous Metis rebels with stolen U. S. Army Gatling guns to use for a bloodbath--and the Last Gunfighter is now in their way. But before the rebels can kill him, a daring U. S. secret agent joins his side. In a harsh and untamed land, Frank Morgan will soon face the ultimate battle for survival--before an all-out civil war explodes.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyIn his bestselling Last Gunfighter novels, William Johnstone chronicles a clash of adventurers, outlaws, lawmen and innocents. Among them all, one man with a gun stamped the frontier with a legend all his own.Journey Across A Killing Ground. . .Frank Morgan survived his first trip to Alaska. Barely. Now, in Western Canada, Morgan and a band of survivors encounter an arch enemy with a fortune in ill-gotten gains--money he'll use to supply murderous Metis rebels with stolen U.S. Army Gatling guns to use for a bloodbath--and the Last Gunfighter is now in their way. But before the rebels can kill him, a daring U.S. secret agent joins his side. In a harsh and untamed land, Frank Morgan will soon face the ultimate battle for survival--before an all-out civil war explodes.
From the harsh, windswept prairies to the rough and bare-knuckle mountain towns, USA Today bestseller William W. Johnstone has chronicled one man's epic journey of survival, justice and a longing for a place to call home. Now, Frank Morgan is a lone lawman in a living hell.Buckskin, Nevada, was once a boomtown, then died a peaceful death. But when a fresh vein of silver is struck, Morgan lets himself get pinned with a tin badge at the worst possible time. It's not the crooked gamblers, the petty swindlers, or the stray murderer or two that will give Morgan problems. Instead, the governor sends his militia unbidden, an iron fisted military commander has an agenda of his own, and an outlaw gang decides the time is ripe for an all-out assault on Buckskin. Now, to put out the fire that's stoking a murderous cauldron, the last gunfighter will break rules of law and God--and duel the men who've come to make a killing of their own--with Morgan their first target.
A lawman, a drifter, a legend--Frank Morgan returns to the town he once called home and ends up in the middle of a killing ground. . . Lethal Or Legal The Lucky Lizard is bad luck. Not that the Nevada mine is empty; its full of silver. But the man who thinks he owns it fair and square is in for a very unpleasant surprise--a ruthless, hard driving Easterner named Dex Brighton shows up with a seemingly valid claim. Town marshal Frank Morgan has his suspicions, and sends for some San Francisco legal eagles. They dont make it to Buckskin alive. . . Now, Morgan realizes that Dex Brighton from back East is straight from Hell--with an army of stone-cold killers waiting in the hills. For the town of Buckskin, and the men and women caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, the battle now will be decided by lead, not law--with a final verdict written in blood. . .
A lawman, a drifter, a legend--Frank Morgan returns to the town he once called home and ends up in the middle of a killing ground. . . Lethal Or Legal The Lucky Lizard is bad luck. Not that the Nevada mine is empty; it's full of silver. But the man who thinks he owns it fair and square is in for a very unpleasant surprise--a ruthless, hard driving Easterner named Dex Brighton shows up with a seemingly valid claim. Town marshal Frank Morgan has his suspicions, and sends for some San Francisco legal eagles. They don't make it to Buckskin alive. . . Now, Morgan realizes that Dex Brighton from back East is straight from Hell--with an army of stone-cold killers waiting in the hills. For the town of Buckskin, and the men and women caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, the battle now will be decided by lead, not law--with a final verdict written in blood. . .
In William Johnstone's bestselling The Last Gunfighter, Frank Morgan is the last of his kind--until he confronts a young gun who shares his name, skill, and maybe even his blood. . . Like Father. Like Son. Like Hell. Frank Morgan has one son he knows of--and Kid Morgan has become famous in his own right. But in Montana, Frank comes face-to-face with a young man with a deadly swagger and a stunning claim: that he's Frank's son, too. And he's here to gun his old man down. For Frank, the first thing to do is find out if Brady Morgan is truly his own flesh and blood. That means tracking down a woman he once loved, and then untangling her lies, lust and a scheme to steal prime Montana ranchland. Suddenly, Frank is in the middle of an exploding range war--and he's standing on the opposite side from young Brady Morgan. In a clash of guns and greed, two Morgans will face each other one last time: to decide who will live and who will die . . .
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