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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES FEATURING "A HERO TO RIVAL JACK REACHER."--Kirkus Reviews "Keep an eye on Ace Atkins, he can write rings around most of the names in the crime field."--Elmore Leonard A year after becoming Tibbehah County sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with a pardoned killer's return to Jericho. Jamey Dixon now preaches redemption and forgiveness, but the family of the woman he was convicted of killing isn't buying it. They warn Quinn that his sister's relationship with Dixon could be fatal. Others don't think the new preacher is a changed man, either--a couple of dangerous convicts who confided in Dixon about an armored car robbery believe he's after the money they hid. So they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Colson and his deputy, Lillie, have their work cut out for them. But they don't count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as the manhunt heats up. Communications are down, the roads are impassable--and the rule of law is just about to snap.
The "Big Three" are a trio of inmates locked up in the Minnesota Security Hospital over the years, each a particularly vicious serial killer, each with his own distinct style and propensities. Everybody feels much safer knowing that they're behind bars. Except... there's a new killer on the loose. And his handiwork bears a disturbing resemblance to some of the finer points practiced by the Big Three, details that never even made the papers.<P><P> Davenport and his team quickly home in on a possible suspect, a man named Charlie Pope, who was released from the same hospital prison a few weeks earlier, and who now seems to have cut himself free from his court-imposed ankle bracelet and disappeared. But is he really the one? And why do the Big Three look so agitated?<P> The first body is of a young woman, found on a Minneapolis riverbank, her throat cut, her body scourged and put on display. Whoever did this, Lucas Davenport knows, is pushed by brain chemistry. There is something wrong with him. This isn't a bad love affair.The second body is found three weeks later, in a farmhouse six miles south. Same condition, same display--except this time it is a man. Nothing to link the two victims, nothing to indicate that the killings end here.<P> "This guy..." Lucas said. He took a deep breath, let it out as a sigh. "This guy is going to bust our chops."<P> And soon he is going to do far, far worse than that...
From the New York Times--bestselling author of No Safe House comes the first novel in an explosive trilogy about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town. After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own--a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened--even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past . . . in blood.
Someone is bent on getting revenge on Ricky Savage, Sharon McCone's brother-in-law and a two-time Grammy Award-winning country singer. The danger escalates as Sharon realizes that more than one person has been playing underhanded games--and that the music industry is truly a broken promise land.
From the New York Times bestselling author of No Safe House comes an explosive novel about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town.... <P><P>After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent.Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own--a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch.When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened--even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. <P>But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg.Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past...in blood.
THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Over 1 million copies sold! There's a saying that goes: "where there's smoke, there was fire". Well I believe that in my case it is where there was love, pain and deceit, only hate can be left. Yes, because I hated him with all my being and that would never change. My nightmare, it had come back to my life, and how. One direct order from the President of the United States himself forced me to coexist twenty four seven with him, and very closely. My name is Isabella Farrel, I am a federal agent. My mission is to "protect the man I hate the most". Hard, isn't it?
Former ballerina Callie Carlisle is determined to rebuild her life with her new mechanical limbs. She's just learned to accept the enhancements that saved her from certain death when she experiences uncontrollable twinges and flashes of light that obscure her vision. Terrified of literally falling apart, she resists telling her husband. Jasper's already vowed to keep her out of harm, and she doesn't want to worry him further.When the War Office's General Black arrives with an urgent mission-rescue the doctor who created Callie's enhancements-she has no choice but to accept. A rogue agent and former patient of the scientist believes the biomechanical modifications he received are killing him, and he's out for revenge.Callie must reach the doctor before it's too late. But with an overprotective Jasper at her side, and her alarming symptoms getting more frequent, will she be able to hold herself together long enough to save the doctor...and herself?34,000 words
Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories Of Jewish And Palestinian Trauma And Resilience (Second Edition)by Alice Rothchild
The tragedies of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians are never far from the pages of the mainstream press. Yet it is rare to hear about the reality of life on the ground -- and it is rarer still when these voices belong to women. This book records the journey of a Jewish American physician travelling and working within Israel and the Occupied Territories. Alice Rothchild grew up in a family grounded by the traumas of the Holocaust and passionately devoted to Israel. This book recounts her experiences as she grapples with the reality of life in Israel and the hardships of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. The new edition includes a new preface, two chapters on Israeli dissent and a chapter which explores the impact of a Palestinian home demolition and the work of Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who have joined together to form Combatants for Peace. Ultimately, the book raises troubling questions regarding US policy and the mainstream Jewish community's insistence on giving unquestioning support to all Israeli policy.
Leslie King sat in the office of her calculus teacher, Professor Davis, and stared helplessly across the desk at him, feeling like some kind of loser. The professor's blue eyes were patient and he was trying to encourage her with a smile, but for some reason Leslie couldn't focus on the math problem.
Billie and Steven are having a baby! But Steven's joy quickly turns to misery when Billie tells him that marriage is not the only option. Will this mean the end of Billie and Steven? Jessica is happy owning her own clothing business -- until her partner, Val, and her scheming ex-husband disappear with all the company's borrowed money. How will Jessica handle this one?
A Broken Regiment recounts the tragic history of one of the Civil War's most ill-fated Union military units. Organized in the late summer of 1862, the 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was unprepared for battle a month later, when it entered the fight at Antietam. The results were catastrophic: nearly a quarter of the men were killed or wounded, and Connecticut's 16th panicked and fled the field. In the years that followed, the regiment participated in minor skirmishes before surrendering en masse in North Carolina in 1864. Most of its members spent months in southern prison camps, including the notorious Andersonville stockade, where disease and starvation took the lives of over one hundred members of the unit. The struggles of the 16th led survivors to reflect on the true nature of their military experience during and after the war, and questions of cowardice and courage, patriotism and purpose, were often foremost in their thoughts. Over time, competing stories emerged of who they were, why they endured what they did, and how they should be remembered. By the end of the century, their collective recollections reshaped this troubling and traumatic past, and the "unfortunate regiment" emerged as the "Brave Sixteenth," their individual memories and accounts altered to fit the more heroic contours of the Union victory. The product of over a decade of research, Lesley J. Gordon's A Broken Regiment illuminates this unit's complex history amid the interplay of various, and often competing, voices. The result is a fascinating and heartrending story of one regiment's wartime and postwar struggles.
LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES Romance has never had a happy ending for librarian Penny Callahan, who could write the book on cheating, heartbreaking liars. So she's made a resolution: no men for the next twelve months. If she can just get through the library's New Year's Eve singles night, she can return home to her pajamas and a good book. But when she finds herself checking out a hot hunk with an irresistible smile, an evening in the stacks becomes a lot more tempting... Reclusive author Jack Williamson never should have trusted his mother. Even though he's trying to avoid being recognized, she guilts him into attending a dating meet-and-greet--where an adorable librarian makes him question his lonely lifestyle. Is this just a fleeting, flirty scene? Or could love be the next chapter for them both?
A man looking for forgiveness. A woman afraid to give it. A shattered family aching to be healed.Fifteen years ago, Keith Logan left Grace Lee Riggs alone and pregnant to chase his dream, not even considering he might have destroyed hers. Now he's back after years in the spotlight to reclaim what he'd deserted. Grace has no trust or illusions left, though her passion for him burns as brightly as ever. She's determined to stop him from repeating the past with their daughter. It'll take more than a pretty country song for Keith to convince her he's home to stay.
Chief Deputy Tim Buckthorn takes center stage in this scorching sequel to the bestselling BREAKING COVER. Buckthorn and his beloved hometown of Pine Lake thought they'd seen the last of FBI agent Tony Wolf. But when evidence of a kidnapping literally falls from the sky, Wolf returns to assist in the search for an abducted young girl. Buckthorn, Wolf, and brilliant FBI prodigy Leila Dushane race against the clock to piece the clues together. When the evil they find follows Buckthorn home, vengeance begets vengeance, and Pine Lake is once again torn apart by the hatred of violent and lawless men. By the explosive finish, Tim Buckthorn, a sworn officer of the law, will have crossed every line he ever knew to protect the people and the place he loves.
At 2:15 pm, the State Police cruiser headed out onto Route 110 after a black sedan. Detective Ralph Lindsey was on the way to his first big fall. It seemed like a routine arrest at the beginning - three young hoodlums booked on theft. But Ralph was an eager beaver and he pushed a little too fast. Murder first...unnecessary death...and Lindsey finds himself shunned by his own buddies, playing a long hand in a desperate, last-chance bid to trap a killer.
Winner of the CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award A Booklist Best Crime Novel of the Year Shaken by a recent scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted to a quiet town in on the Australian coast. But soon the whole community is thrown into unrest by the murder of a local philanthropist, a man with some very disturbing secrets. The Broken Shore is a brilliantly intricate crime procedural, and a moving novel about a place, a family, politics, and power.
SHE'S HIDING A DEADLY SECRET... ...and someone wants to make sure Amber Talbot never reveals it. When she becomes the target of a car bomb and a home invasion, she gets the message loud and clear. If she tells anyone her secret, she will die. The person charged with protecting her is police detective Patrick Wiley-the fiancé she walked away from but never forgot. The same man she never wanted to tell about the attack that left her for dead. Back then Patrick couldn't save her. Now he must. Because the attacker has returned to finish what he started. Except this time he's got them both in his sights.
From the #1 international bestselling author of Watch Your Back comes a suspenseful new novella featuring Assistant State's Attorney Daphne Montgomery and Baltimore Special Agent Joseph Carter. After a traumatic kidnapping, Daphne's boss insists that she take time off. But she refuses to sit on the sidelines when she meets a six-year-old girl who the police call Angel. Angel hasn't spoken a word since they found her four days ago next to a burned out car, frozen with shock, not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents. Joseph knows that helping Angel is exactly what Daphne needs right now. But when Daphne gets Angel to talk, a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel--one that drives Daphne into the darkest corners of her past as she and Joseph track a ruthless killer. Includes a preview of Watch Your Back "Karen Rose delivers the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted."--Lisa Gardner "Karen Rose writes hold-your-breath suspense."--Karen Robards
Kia and Ryushi have spent their childhood sheltered from the land beyond the mountains. They've had plenty of time to sharpen their combat skills -- and it's a good thing. All around them, forces are growing that will shatter their isolated existence and plunge them into a desperate conflict.
Kia and Ryushi are trapped in a realm beyond their comprehension. All they can rely on is their courage and trust in one another. As danger mounts they must stay strong, for in their young hands lies the fate of the world.
It's been one year since the Integration. Kia and Ryushi have banded together with the remaining members of Parakka to continue their struggle to return the world to what they once thought it was. Their fight is becoming increasingly difficult, especially now that they're in Kirin Taq, a land ruled by the cold and ruthless Princess Aurin. As revenge takes hold and anger boils over, Parakka's numbers are becoming increasingly smaller. If only there was somewhere they could turn for help...
Ryushi knows that what he is doing is wrong. But sometimes, revenge is worth the price of risking everything. Kia is at a crossroads: if she accepts the challenge at hand, she could find herself confronted by some very disturbing truths.
Ryushi is a prisoner in the deadly Fane Aracq. His mind is under assault from the Scour¹s gripping powers, and it is only a matter of time before Princess Aurin knows all of Paraka¹s secrets. Ryushi¹s resistance to the Princess is weakening... but with each secret he divulges to her, a strategy for defeating his enemy takes shape in his mind. Only one question remains: who is brave enough to carry out Ryushi¹s dangerous plans?
A year has passed. Kia and Elani are gone, Ryushi has been Bonded, and Princess Aurin has fled. Now, Calica is faced with an awesome responsibility. The fate of an entire race is in her hands, and she's not sure she can handle it. Meanwhile, the members of Parakka are faced with challenges of their own.
Spanning 1940s to 2020s America, a Pynchon-esque saga about rock music, art, politics, and the elusive nature of loveMeet everyman Moses Teumer, whose recent diagnosis of an aggressive form of leukemia has sent him in search of a donor. When he discovers that the woman who raised him is not his biological mother, he must hunt down his birth parents and unspool the intertwined destinies of the Teumer and Savant families. Salome Savant, Moses's birth mother, is an avant-garde artist who has spent her life in and out of a mental health facility. Her son and Moses's half-brother, Alchemy Savant, the mercurial front man of the world-renowned rock band The Insatiables, abandons music to launch a political campaign to revolutionize 2020s America. And then there's Ambitious Mindswallow, aka Ricky McFinn, who journeys from juvenile delinquency in Queens to being The Insatiables' bassist and Alchemy's Sancho Panza. Bauman skillfully weaves the threads that intertwine these characters and the histories that divide them, creating a postmodern vision of America that is at once sweeping, irreverent, and heartbreaking.