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A series of books for mid-teens, dealing with the challenges, problems and excitement of becoming young women of faith. In this second book in the 'Nama Beach High series, Laura Duffy and the girls discover that within John 16: 21-17, 19 is a "secret" hidden text. Discipline--the ability to discover, to not exploit, to resist possessing--is revealed as a way that God's power can bless us.
CALCULATED RISKIntelligence circles are buzzing with increased chatter about an imminent terrorist strike against the United States. Now, new intel points to a Philippine-based organization that has just kidnapped a dozen American missionaries.Hal Brognola calls in Mack Bolan with a threefold mission: capture the terrorist leader and extract more information by any means, free the missionaries, and stop whatever hell is about to be unleashed on innocent Americans. Bolan's got solid support, but the enemy remains elusive, as does the bigger picture...until the Executioner's relentless assault exposes a grand conspiracy as grim as it is all too likely: a mastermind pulling the strings of global terror for profit...
Intelligence circles are buzzing with increased chatter about an imminent terrorist strike against the United States. Now, new intel points to a Philippine-based organization that has just kidnapped a dozen American missionaries. Hal Brognola calls in Mack Bolan with a threefold mission: capture the terrorist leader and extract more information by any means, free the missionaries, and stop whatever hell is about to be unleashed « on innocent Americans. Bolan's got solid support, but the enemy remains elusive, as does the bigger picture...until the Executioner's relentless assault exposes a grand conspiracy as grim as it is all too likely: a mastermind pulling the strings of global terror for profit ...
This ground-breaking book by one of the nation's leading experts on medical ethics, Daniel Callahan, traces the root cause of America's health-care crisis not to inefficient organization or waste, but rather to society's and the medical community's relentless quest for perfection.
A small Nepali man melts into shadows. A cutthroat crime lord is looking for a miraculous cure. And a map to an impossible dream and a mythic paradise is pointing the way. Archaeologist Annja Creed is in Katmandu, awash in its scents, sounds and liveliness. But this is no sightseeing trip. An old friend is in possession of a map that leads to a place that lies outside our world. But the map is known to one other-a vicious man who has Annja and her companions right where he wants them. Her hand forced, Annja sets out in search of the fabled Shangri-La-an expedition of danger and subversion. And her journey will end only with triumph. . . ;or tragedy.
Though it's illegal to advertise tobacco products on television and Big Tobacco no longer sponsors major sporting events, it doesn't mean that cigarettes have been relegated to the back pages of little-read magazines. Quite the contrary. Though they might not be advertised--at least in the traditional meaning of the word--cigarettes continue to hold a prominent place in the media.
Why did a young woman steal a priceless Van Gogh painting? Why was an Olympic gymnast paid a million dollars when she didn't have a bank account? Why was an honors student working as a temporary secretary after inheriting a fortune? Why was an English countess willing to kill the banker, the lawyer and the gymnast?
The year is 1921. A passionate affair between a romantic woman and her dentist has led to his wife's murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, when a murder occurs aboard ship the captain invites "Inspector Dew" to nvestigate. This may be Lovesey's most ingeniously plotted mystery for which he was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ERIN HART DELIVERS A SEARING NEW NOVEL OF SUSPENSE, BRILLIANTLY MELDING MODERN FORENSICS AND IRISH MYTH AND MYSTERY IN THIS CHARGED THRILLER. American pathologist Nora Gavin fled to Ireland three years ago, hoping that distance from home would bring her peace. Though she threw herself into the study of bog bodies and the mysteries of their circumstances, she was ultimately led back to the one mystery she was unable to solve: the murder of her sister, Tríona. Nora can't move forward until she goes back--back to her home, to the scene of the crime, to the source of her nightmares and her deepest regrets. Determined to put her sister's case to rest and anxious about her eleven-year-old niece, Elizabeth, Nora returns to Saint Paul, Minnesota, to find that her brother-in-law, Peter Hallett, is about to remarry and has plans to leave the country with his new bride. Nora has long suspected Hallett in Tríona's murder, though there has never been any proof of his involvement, and now she believes that his new wife and Elizabeth may both be in danger. Time is short, and as Nora begins reinvestigating her sister's death, missed clues and ever-more disturbing details come to light. What is the significance of the "false mermaid" seeds found on Tríona's body? Why was her behavior so erratic in the days before her murder? Is there a link between Tríona's death and that of another young woman? Nora's search for answers takes her from the banks of the Mississippi to the cliffs of Ireland, where the eerie story of a fisherman's wife who vanished more than a century ago offers up uncanny parallels. As painful secrets come to light, Nora is drawn deeper into a past that still threatens to engulf her and must determine how much she is prepared to sacrifice to put one tragedy to rest . . . and to make sure that history doesn't repeat itself.
Unhealed scars of the Great War still torment Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, and he carries with him the presence of the soldier he was forced to execute in the midst of battle. A haunted, damaged shell of a man, he has been sent to the small coastal town of Hampton Regis to solve a violent crime and to confront his own tragic past. An officer who served with Rutledge in the trenches of France before being sent back to England under suspicious circumstances has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the woman he still loves. The suspect has taken the wife hostage, threatening to kill her and her maid unless Rutledge is put in charge of the investigation. Although the case painfully mirrors Rutledge's own past and the love he lost to another man, he cannot refuse it. When the unconscious brutalized victim vanishes without a trace, it's clear that this peaceful little town hides a vicious murderer . . . and secrets powerful enough to kill for.
He was a human in an alien body, and he had a secret that could pit an entire galaxy against the human race...
I'm always up for a good mystery, but when the big question is what I should get Dad for his birthday, I don't have a clue! And then another mystery comes my way -- one that involves Heather Simmons, a leading candidate in the upcoming election for mayor of River Heights. My friends and I are pretty sure that her daughter Leslie, musician extraordinaire, has been kidnapped. But the thing is, nobody is saying a word about it! It's hard to crack a case like this when no one will even admit that one exists. But I won't let a little thing like that stop me when I smell trouble....
Men desired her. Women envied her. Elizabeth Carleton. A beautiful and dazzling concert pianist. She seemed to have it all. But when her fabulously wealthy husband is murdered, Elizabeth stands accused -- and not even her surprise acquittal in a cliffhanger trial can quiet the whispers of her guilt. Now three attractive men appear out of her past, offering to help her, to protect her. But whom can Elizabeth trust when she alone knows that the real killer may be stalking her and that her late husband's ruthless family vowed to destroy her? Set against the glittering backdrops of Paris and New York, this is the spellbinding tale of dangerous passion, driving ambition, and explosive scandal ... and of one woman who scaled the peaks of power and fame only to risk it all for the chance to love again.
When investors accuse Tucker Sinclair of doctoring a business plan, they approach Sinclair's boss and mentor, Gordon Aames, and demand their $11 million back. Sinclair goes in search of the plan's primary author, a brash neurologist, Milton Polk, and discovers not her elusive doctor but a policeman with a Polaroid of the dead Polk. In an unlikely scenario, Sinclair injects herself into a charity luncheon given by the highly suspicious Wade Covington, a powerful man connected both to Aames and the murder victim. Clarification of Covington's murky relationship to Polk and of a convoluted insurance scam take up most of Sinclair's energy, though she finds time for sparkless visits with her ex-husband and skirmishes with her Aunt Sylvia, who's determined to get her hands on Sinclair's beachfront cottage.
Inspector Alleyn investigates a bizarre gift which turned a birthday into a death-day for a popular London actress.
AD 848. Bernwyn of Lythe, the young daughter of an ealdorman, spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in the chapel where she kept her nightly vigils, it is thought that she has fallen victim to the Viking raiders who are ravaging the country and the butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God. But what if Bernwyn was not all she seemed? Could the saintly deeds attributed to her have been carried out by someone else and the people have set up a shrine to a false virgin? Throughout the ages, St Bernwyn comes to be regarded as the patron saint of those suffering from skin diseases, and many are drawn on pilgrimage to her shrines. But from a priory in Wales to the Greek island of Sifnos, it seems that anywhere that St Bernwyn is venerated, bitter rivalry breaks out. So when a famous poet is inspired to tell the story of the saint, perhaps it is little wonder that he finds himself writing a satirical piece on the credulity of man. man.
From one of America's great literary figures, a new collection of essays on eminent writers and their work, and on the war between art and life. The perilous intersection of writers' lives with public and private dooms is the fertile subject of many of these remarkable essays from such literary giants as T.S. Eliot, Isaac Babel, Salman Rushdie and Henry James.
The fifteen articles, essays, notes and documents gathered in this collection showcase Adair's extraordinary ability to enter emphatically into the experience and ideology of the Founding Fathers while at the same time writing about them critically and movingly.
From one of America's great literary figures, a new collection of essays on eminent writers and their work, and on the war between art and life. The perilous intersection of writers' lives with public and private dooms is the fertile subject of many of these remarkable essays from such literary giants as T. S. Eliot, Isaac Babel, Salman Rushdieand Henry James.
Britain's most famous family, The Spenders, need to get out of town in a hurry. They have been hounded from their London mews house by a riot of photographers following scandalous revelations and are now forced to move to a rundown Dower house in Oxfordshire where no one knows they are hiding. But the family's country life is as colourful as their old town life, and with anonymous threatening notes arriving at their hideaway and the parents' marriage in jeopardy as well as financial crisis, life is spiralling out of control for them. So when Zelda's new agent comes to visit to discuss an offer she has had for Zelda to become a judge on the panel of a new TV Talent show called Fame Game, how can she afford to turn it down? And is Zelda about to find out that, in the Fame Game, the stakes are even higher than she thinks?
It's been a week and a half since Brendan broke up with me, but I try not to think about him. He only crosses my mind when I see Lauren and him walking around the hallways holding hands, or when they eat lunch in the cafeteria sitting so close together you'd think they were Siamese twins, or when I cry myself to sleep every night. But besides all of that, I'm doing really well. On the night I met Jordan, I wasn't thinking about Brendan at all. After my shift at Wal-Mart was over, I walked out into the parking lot debating the merits of boy names for girls instead of dwelling on the fact that it was Friday night and Brendan and Lauren were out somewhere practicing their Siamese twins routine.
Why do more people watch American Idol than the nightly news? What is it about Paris Hilton's dating life that lures us so? Why do teenage girls - when given the option of "pressing a magic button and becoming either stronger, smarter, famous, or more beautiful" - predominantly opt for fame? In this entertaining and enlightening book, Jake Halpern explores the fascinating and often dark implications of America's obsession with fame. He travels to a Hollywood home for aspiring child actors and enrolls in a program that trains celebrity assistants. He visits the offices of Us Weekly and a laboratory where monkeys give up food to stare at pictures of dominant members of their group. The book culminates in Halpern's encounter with Rod Stewart's biggest fan, a woman from Pittsburgh who nominated the singer for Hollywood's Walk of Fame.Fame Junkies reveals how psychology, technology, and even evolution conspire to make the world of red carpets and velvet ropes so enthralling to all of us on the outside looking in.
Familiar Here are stories of everyday life, as familiar as a piece of rope and ... as haunting as fear: Mike knows that he can't swing over the river on the knotted rope, but with everyone watching him, he has to try. ... as haunting as a stranger: Who is the frightened-looking girl stealing plums from Nicky's grandparents' precious tree? ... as haunting as cruelty: How can Joe escape from his mean cousin Dicky during a family reunion? Haunting And here are stories with a supernatural twist, as haunting as the eerie whistling from the hill above Burnt House in the middle of the night and ... as familiar as guilt: A boy forgets the mysterious bottle his cousin loaned him, but when he sneaks out at night to retrieve it, the shadowy whistlers close in on him. ... as familiar as loneliness: A ghost who's unbearably lonesome makes his neighbors suffer until a girl with a sense of the absurd shows him how things could be different. ... as familiar as love: The ghost of a boy comes back to save his father from dying in a ferocious storm. Peopled with vivid, unforgettable characters, this collection of thirty-seven stories is by turns mysterious, humorous, strange, and sad, but it is always familiar, always haunting, and always surprising.
Fear Familiar--Meet the coolest feline detective to ever take on mystery, mayhem and matchmaking! Kidnapped by a sexy Santa! Sylvie West had stopped believing in Christmas miracles. Then the sexiest Santa she'd ever seen took her captive--and demanded she help him save the holiday! One look in the mystery man's seductive gaze, and her "no" changed to "maybe..." When Hunter Semmes disguised himself to recover sabotaged Christmas toys, he didn't plan on taking a tempting hostage! But now that Sylvie knew his secrets, he couldn't let her go. With the help of a familiar black cat, he'd keep her close--for her own protection. But who would protect Hunter from Sylvie--and the miracle of love?
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