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The Prince of Providence

by Mike Stanton

COP: "Buddy, I think this is a whorehouse."BUDDY CIANCI: "Now I know why they made you a detective."Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where corruption is entertainment and Mayor Buddy Cianci presided over the longest-running lounge act in American politics. In The Prince of Providence, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike Stanton tells a classic story of wiseguys, feds, and politicians on a carousel of crime and redemption.Buddy Cianci was part urban visionary, part Tony Soprano--a flawed political genius in the mold of Huey Long and James Michael Curley. His lust for power cost him his marriage, his family, and close friendships. Yet he also revitalized the city of Providence, where ethnic factions jostle with old-moneyed New Englanders and black-clad artists from the Rhode Island School of Design rub shoulders with scam artists from City Hall. For nearly a quarter of a century, Cianci dominated this uneasy melting pot. During his first administration, twenty-two political insiders were convicted of corruption. In 1984, Cianci resigned after pleading guilty to felony assault, for torturing a man he suspected of sleeping with his estranged wife. In 1990, in a remarkable comeback, Cianci was elected mayor once again; he went on to win national acclaim for transforming a dying industrial city into a trendy arts and tourism mecca.But in 2001, a federal corruption probe dubbed Operation Plunder Dome threatened to bring the curtain down on Cianci once and for all. Mike Stanton takes readers on a remarkable journey through the underside of city life, into the bizarre world of the mayor and his supporting cast, including:* "Buckles" Melise, the city official in charge of vermin control, who bought Providence twice as much rat poison as the city of Cleveland, which was at the time four times as large, and wound up increasing Providence's rat population. During a garbage strike, Buckles sledgehammered one city employee and stuck his thumb in another's eye. Cianci would later describe this as "great public policy."* Anthony "the Saint" St. Laurent, a major Rhode Island bookmaker and loan shark, who tried to avoid prison by citing his medical need for forty bowel irrigations a day, thus earning himself the nickname "Public Enema Number One."* Dennis Aiken, a celebrated FBI agent and public corruption expert, who asked to be sent to "the Louisiana of the North," where he enlisted an undercover businessman to expose the corrupt secrets of Cianci's City Hall.The Prince of Providence is a colorful and engrossing account of one of the most tragicomic figures in modern American life--and the city he transformed.From the Hardcover edition.

Prince of Shadows: A Novel of Romeo and Juliet

by Rachel Caine

In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and--if they survive--marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. <P><P>Their fates are written on the day they are born.Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona--and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona......And will rewrite all their fates, forever.

Prince of Thorns

by Mark Lawrence

When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. At thirteen, he led a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king... It's time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what's rightfully his. Since the day he hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch and watched Count Renar's men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage. Life and death are no more than a game to him--and he has nothing left to lose. But treachery awaits him in his father's castle. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce his will, can one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?

The Prince of Tides

by Pat Conroy

The stirring saga of a man's journey to free his sister--and himself--from a tragic family historyTom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah's psychiatrist, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister's therapy. As Tom's relationship with her psychiatrist deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Drawing richly from Pat Conroy's own troubled upbringing, The Prince of Tides is a sweeping and powerful story of how unlocking the past can be the secret to overcoming the darkest of personal demons.

Prince of Wolves (Grey Wolves #1)

by Quinn Loftis

When Jacque sets eyes on Fane, she feels an instant connection, but doesn't know that Fane is actually a Canis lupis, a werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond.

The Prince She Had to Marry

by Christine Rimmer

Cold, distant Alexander Bravo-Callabretti was the last man Liliana of Alagonia had ever imagined marrying! After all, even a princess longs for happily-ever-after. But when a one-night fling with her nemesis led to a royal baby-on-the-way, only a wedding would satisfy their disapproving families. So with a fast, secret ceremony, they were joined for life.Alex had agreed to make an effort for the sake of the baby, even though letting the lovely Lili close was a threat to the barriers he'd long struggled to maintain. But the future of the throne-and his royal honor-was at stake. And when he and Lili posed as happy newlyweds for the paparazzi, he found himself wishing that their marriage could be for real after all....

The Prince She Never Forgot

by Scarlet Wilson

A kiss at midnight... Ten years ago Ruby Wetherspoon shared a stolen New Year's kiss with enigmatic stranger Alex. A kiss she has never forgotten... Now a renowned language therapist, Ruby is stunned when her Alex-Crown Prince Alexander of Euronia to the rest of the world!-shows up to ask for her help. Ruby has never been far from Alex's thoughts, but duty to his country has kept him away. Now he has a chance to make both their dreams come true...

Prince Under Cover

by Adrianne Lee

SHE'D MARRIED A MAN SHE HARDLY KNEW...Zahir's heated touch thrilled her, his kisses disarmed her. He was a true prince and Miah Mohairbi's betrothed. But when the wedding bells stopped ringing and the bullets started flying, the new princess realized she wasn't the only one with something to hide.In an effort to stop a deadly plan, Prince Javid had gone undercover as his identical twin, Zahir. Miah was his assignment, the daughter of a sworn enemy-he had to remember that. Had to forget that the fiery beauty was also his willing new wife....But then the real Zahir appeared. Will true love help Miah to tell the difference between the two brothers-before it's too late?

The Prince Who Loved Me

by Karen Hawkins

Romance sizzles in this Cinderella story set in Scotland, the first in a sparkling new spinoff series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins.Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting--and more--with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Duchess Natasha decides it's time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer--she isn't at all to the Duchess's taste. Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt--no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would be seriously interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So...wouldn't it be fun to turn his "game" upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees...

The Prince Who Loved Me

by Karen Hawkins

Romance sizzles in this Cinderella story set in Scotland, the first in a sparkling new spinoff series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins.Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting--and more--with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Duchess Natasha decides it's time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer--she isn't at all to the Duchess's taste. Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt--no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would be seriously interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So...wouldn't it be fun to turn his "game" upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees...

Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera Series #5)

by Jim Butcher

In the acclaimed Codex Alera novels, New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the people of Alera use their unique bonds with the elementals of nature for protection. Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the Crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. After a year of armistice, their occupation of Alera's shores has ended. But when Tavi and his Legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized. The dreaded Vord-the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike-have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves trapped alongside their former enemies-with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive. Meanwhile, after the destruction of the city and High Lord of Kalare, war-torn Alera struggles to rebuild-while politicians and nobles maneuver for power. But from the south comes news of death and devastation unlike any have ever known-for the Vord have come to Alera. For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy and survived every foe. The thousand years are over...

The Prince's Holiday Baby

by Brenda Harlen

Eric Santiago may be a prince who doesn't kiss and tell, but sources have confirmed that the royal bachelor is going to be a father! Now the former naval officer is planning on installing the mother-to-be--beautiful texas bartender Molly Shea--in the royal palace. Talk about a fish out of water! The rumors are flying about whether the couple will tie the knot before the newest heir to the throne is born. We're all waiting to see whether Molly will say yes and get the happy ending of her dreams--and give all of us in Tesoro del Mar a royal Christmas wedding we'll never forget!

The Princes in the Tower

by Alison Weir

Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, remain two of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. Did Richard III really kill "the Princes in the Tower," as is commonly believed, or was the murderer someone else entirely? Carefully examining every shred of contemporary evidence as well as dozens of modern accounts, Alison Weir reconstructs the entire chain of events leading to the double murder. We are witnesses to the rivalry, ambition, intrigue, and struggle for power that culminated in the imprisonment of the princes and the hushed-up murders that secured Richard's claim to the throne as Richard III. A masterpiece of historical research and a riveting story of conspiracy and deception, The Princes in the Tower at last provides a solution to this age-old puzzle. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle. com

The Princes of Ireland

by Edward Rutherfurd

From the internationally bestselling author of London and Sarum -- a magnificent epic about love and war, family life and political intrigue in Ireland over the course of seventeen centuries. Like the novels of James Michener, The Princes of Ireland brilliantly interweaves engrossing fiction and well-researched fact to capture the essence of a place.Edward Rutherfurd has introduced millions of readers to the human dramas that are the lifeblood of history. From his first bestseller, Sarum, to the #1 bestseller London, he has captivated audiences with gripping narratives that follow the fortunes of several fictional families down through the ages. The Princes of Ireland, a sweeping panorama steeped in the tragedy and glory that is Ireland, epitomizes the power and richness of Rutherfurd's storytelling magic.The saga begins in pre-Christian Ireland with a clever refashioning of the legend of Cuchulainn, and culminates in the dramatic founding of the Free Irish State in 1922. Through the interlocking stories of a wonderfully imagined cast of characters -- monks and noblemen, soldiers and rebels, craftswomen and writers -- Rutherfurd vividly conveys the personal passions and shared dreams that shaped the character of the country. He takes readers inside all the major events in Irish history: the reign of the fierce and mighty kings of Tara; the mission of Saint Patrick; the Viking invasion and the founding of Dublin; the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its foothold on the island in 1167; the plantations of the Tudors and the savagery of Cromwell; the flight of the "Wild Geese"; the failed rebellion of 1798; the Great Famine and the Easter Rebellion. With Rutherfurd's well-crafted storytelling, readers witness the rise of the Fenians in the late nineteenth century, the splendours of the Irish cultural renaissance, and the bloody battles for Irish independence, as though experiencing their momentous impact firsthand.Tens of millions of North Americans claim Irish descent. Generations of people have been enchanted by Irish literature, and visitors flock to Dublin and its environs year after year. The Princes of Ireland will appeal to all of them -- and to anyone who relishes epic entertainment spun by a master.From the Hardcover edition.

The Prince's Secret Baby

by Christine Rimmer Gina Wilkins Susan Crosby Raeanne Thayne Christyne Butler

Only a matter of urgent Bravo family business could bring Prince Rule to America. And he wasn't leaving until he met Sydney O'Shea......who happened to be the mother of Rule's toddler son. Rule didn't expect the firestorm of desire the regal Texas attorney stirred in him. With Montedori law decreeing that he wed or lose everything, the captivated prince came up with the perfect solution. Propose marriage, now. There would be time enough later to tell all...wouldn't there?

The Prince's Texas Bride

by Victoria Chancellor

Is Kerry Lynn Jacks's unborn child heir to the Belegovian throne? That's the rumor around the Ranger Springs water cooler. When Prince Alexi of Belegovia visited the small town a scant few months ago he was captivated by the spirited beauty. Seems their brief affair has resulted in a little secret of gigantic proportions. The fate of a country's monarchy now rests on Kerry's answer to Alexi's question: "Will you marry me?" But is the marriage one of convenience or something more? Perhaps from the seeds of a royal scandal, this couple will harvest the bounty of unending love.... Harlequin American Romance #959

The Prince's Virgin Wife

by Lucy Monroe

If I find you naked in my bed, I will fire you on the spot. Maggie didn't need warning. She knew that Principe Tomasso Scorsolini, her gorgeous Italian boss, was way out of her league. But now Tomasso needs to marry. He's had enough of gold diggers - innocent Maggie will be the perfect convenient wife!Maggie doesn't know exactly what her new royal duties will be. Though being naked in the prince's bed is no longer a firing offense - it's a requirement!


by Gaelen Foley

Dear Reader, I'm so proud to introduce Gaelen Foley, a captivating new writer who will sweep you away with this unforgettable story of forbidden love and wondrous destiny. Darius Santiago is the King's most trusted man, a master spy and assassin. He is handsome, charming, ruthless, and he has one weakness--the stunning Princess Serafina. She is all he has ever wanted and everything he cannot have. Serafina has worshipped Darius from afar her whole life, knowing that deep in the reaches of her soul, where she is not royalty but a flesh and blood woman, she belongs to this dangerous, untouchable man. Unable to suppress their desire any longer, they are swept into a daring dance of passion destined to consume them both until a deadly enemy threatens to destroy their new love. PRINCESS is historical romance at its best--full of adventure, intrigue, and pageantry--from an amazingly talented new author whose storytelling career is just beginning. . . . Enjoy! Shauna Summers Senior Editor The Ballantine Publishing Group

The Princess

by Lori Wick

Fans of Wick's historical bestsellers will love this tender, contemporary love story! Suspenseful to the end, it's the moving tale of an arranged royal marriage that begins in duty, yet awakens a surprising love. Will Prince Nicolai and his new bride reveal their feelings for one another before their hearts are walled off forever? 300 pages, softcover from Harvest.

The Princess

by Claire Delacroix

"I will wed only my one true love!" declared Princess Brianna despite King Henry's decree that she marry one of the sons of the man who had conquered her family's castle. So Brianna issued a seemingly impossible challenge: He who returned with a gift that made her laugh would win her hand. And thus began the bride quest of the three brothers Fitzgavin. . . .Burke and Rowan, knights both, set out at her command. Only Luc remained, refusing to indulge the whims of the glorious Irish princess. Even Brianna's legendary beauty could not tempt him--until she invaded his senses . . . and his soul. But Luc thought a princess had no place in the life of a battle-weary warrior who vowed to lay down his sword forever--until he was forced to take up arms to protect the fair maiden who had seized his heart by divine right.From the Paperback edition.

Princess Alice and the Magical Mirror (Tiara Club)

by Vivian French

If Princess Alice doesn't pass the test for "Descending the Staircase as if Floating on Air," she won't be allowed to go to the Garden Party or look into the Magical Mirror. Luckily, help arrives!

The Princess and the Goblin

by George Macdonald

The classic tale of a young princess and a miner boy who outwit a colony of goblins in an exciting adventure set in a maze of underground caverns. When Princess Irene discovers a secret staircase at the top of the castle, she enters a world so mysterious she doesn't know whether to believe it is real. For, hidden in the highest tower, is a beautiful old lady who lives among the pigeons, spinning magic thread beside a fire made of roses. But when strange cat-like creatures are found prowling the palace gardens, and Curdie the miner boy encounters a band of embittered goblins plotting revenge on the royal household, the princess must place her trust in the old lady if they are to save the palace from destruction.

The Princess and the Pauper

by Kate Brian

Carina, a real European princess, is dying to hook up with the sexy American rock star she met online. Too bad about all those bodyguards watching her every move. Then Carina spots her down-and-out near-twin, Julia. For a fast ten grand, Julia grabs the gown and the crown, and the girls swap identities for a day. Before long Princess Carina is trapped on a sketchy bus full of roadies, and pauper Julia is jetting off to... some small foreign country? Only a storybook ending can get these two poseurs back to where they belong.

The Princess and the Peer

by Tracy Anne Warren

From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes an enchanting new trilogy about three princesses brought together by fate. This is Princess Emma's story... When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it's time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom, and marry the man her brother has chosen for her...a stranger she has never met. Instead she does what any self-respecting princess would do--she runs away. All she wants is one week in London. One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever... Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence--until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. Believing she's an unemployed governess, Nick offers shelter and protection to the captivating girl, never guessing her true identity. Emma falls hard for Nick, but knowing they have no future, she flees once more--this time back to her royal responsibilities. But when she and Nick unexpectedly meet again, she learns that against all odds, he's determined to make this princess his bride... .

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