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When Washington newspaper editor Colin Burke learns that the president, despite official denials, is planning to sell advanced PAC-3 missiles to Saudi Arabia, he runs an expose--and sets in motion a series of events that ignites the tinderbox of Saudi politics. From an acclaimed author of international thrillers comes a page-turner of Middle Eastern and American intrigue.
Marc Huntington needs to protect his ancestral estate when he discovers it's being sold out from under him. Luckily, keeping an eye on the main competition is no hardship: Torie Sands is as beautiful as she is secretive....Torie grew up as the butler's daughter on the Huntington estate and she's back to clear her family name-not to fall for enigmatic Marc all over again! How will she gain the trust of this hard, suspicious man, whose years as a navy SEAL have left him wounded and wary?
In the world of Football, there is no individual award so revered as the Heisman Trophy. Every year since 1935, one player has run, thrown, or kicked his way into the pantheon of American sport. This book tells their stories.
A captivating new short story from Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh. An unlikely crew has met up in Las Vegas to pull off the ultimate robbery. The target? Life itself.
The Ultimate Heist Kiki SwinsonAccustomed to a life of luxury, Shannon Marshall is devastated to lose everything after her husband, Todd, is sent to prison for gun running. So when Todd plans the ultimate stickup from behind bars, Shannon's ready to put her neck on the line. But she'll have to pull off the hustle of a lifetime and play one dangerous gangster who always gets what he wants. . . Robyn Banks De'Nesha DiamondDEA Agent Jordan Hayes has spent a lifetime trying to hide her real identity and her family's criminal past. But then sexy and mysterious Keston Bishop strolls into her life and turns everything upside down. Despite being addicted to the danger that radiates from Keston, Jordan quickly discovers that she's not the only one with the kind of secrets that could cost her everything. . . "Kiki captures the heat of the streets. " --Wahida Clark"Diamonds's hairpin plot twists, snappy dialogue, sultry sex scenes, and colorful, often hilarious characters keep the pages turning. " --"Publishers Weekly"
The life of Helen Keller told in this biography also contains brief historical highlights that help illuminate certain concepts discussed in the book.
Focusing on her childhood years, this biography is about Helen Keller who overcame her handicaps with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan. Juvenile literature.
A different portrayal of Keller, who is usually remembered for her work aiding blind and deaf-blind people. Deaf and blind herself from the age of 19 months, Keller did indeed devote her adult life to helping those similarly afflicted - she was also a crusading Socialist, championing the poor and oppressed from all walks of life and leading a fight against the less obvious evil of social blindness. John Davis has collected her political writing and speeches, including her arguments for women's suffrage, her opposition to the world wars and support for Eugene V. Debs.
A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships" Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity's bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now Margaret George, the highly acclaimed bestselling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy. Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen's discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of twenty, the world's most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage-until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris. And once the lovers flee to Troy, war, murder, and tragedy become inevitable. In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a timeless legend in a mesmerizing tale of a woman whose life was destined to create strife-and destroy civilizations.
For 3,000 years, the woman known as Helen of Troy has been both the ideal symbol of beauty and a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield. In her search for the identity behind this mythic figure, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes uses Homer's account of Helen's life to frame her own investigation. Tracing the cultural impact that Helen has had on both the ancient world and Western civilization, Hughes explores Helen's role and representations in literature and in art throughout the ages. This is a masterly work of historical inquiry about one of the world's most famous women.
Helena is the intelligent, horse-mad daughter of a British chieftain who is thrown into marriage with the man who will one day become the Roman emperor Constantius. Leaving home for lands unknown, she spends her adulthood seeking truth in the religions, mythologies, and philosophies of the declining ancient world, and becomes initiated into Christianity just as it is recognized as the religion of the Roman Empire. Helena-a novel that Evelyn Waugh considered to be his favorite, and most ambitious, work-deftly traverses the forces of corruption, treachery, enlightenment, and political intrigue of Imperial Rome as it brings to life an inspiring heroine.
"A planet-stomping space opera that bursts off the page like a tactical nuke."-John Birmingham, author of Weapons of ChoiceThe Hammer Worlds-the most brutal and oppressive interstellar government in the universe-have hijacked the Federated Worlds cruise ship Mumtaz, seizing its valuable terraforming cargo and damning its passengers to mining the moons of the prison planet known as Hell. For Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort and the crew aboard deep space scout vessel 387, the mission is clear: infiltrate enemy territory, locate the Mumtaz, and rescue the prisoners.The odds are appalling, and the damage will probably be fatal, but victory is nonnegotiable-especially for Helfort, whose mother and sister were on the Mumtaz. And Michael Helfort will be damned if he'll let his family rot on the moons of Hell.From the Paperback edition.
He thought Hell was the worst they could throw at him.He was wrong.Back from tangling with the Hammer of Kraa, the most brutal, trigger-happy tyrants in humanspace, Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort is assigned to the Federated Worlds heavy cruiser Ishaq, which is struggling to rise to the threat posed by a newly resurgent Hammer. Aboard the floundering ship, Helfort is coming to grips with a painful injury and the unpleasant truth that nobody likes a young hero-least of all senior officers.Without warning, the Ishaq and twenty-seven Fed merchant ships are blown apart in a horrific ambush, the first step in the Hammer's master strategy to destroy the hated Federated Worlds. Michael and a pitiful remnant of the Ishaq's crew escape the inferno. The Feds have no idea who's behind the heinous attack, and the Hammer are determined to keep it that way, consigning the Ishaq's survivors to a prison camp deep in the wilderness of the Hammer's home planet. No one's getting out alive to derail the Hammer's lethal master plan-especially not the FedWorlds hero who so humiliated them on the battlefield. It's payback time, and the Hammers intend to throw their entire space fleet into destroying Michael Helfort and the Federated Worlds. Too bad it won't be enough.From the Paperback edition.
FBI Agent Andy Fisher has little respect for authority and even less love for paperwork. While his supervisors object to his unorthodox methods, they cannot argue with his results: he has just saved New York City from a terrorist attack. Fisher is in the Big Apple when he learns that an old girlfriend, Kathy Feder, has been shot dead. Kathy's the only woman Fisher ever truly loved, and he's not about to just watch the NYPD conduct the official investigation. Armed with a pack of Camels and enough caffeine to kill an elephant, Fisher is determined to find out who killed Kathy and why. Kathy was a key employee of Icarus Sun Works, and her death threatens to delay the launch of a satellite that will harvest solar energy and beam it to earth as electricity. When perfected, the technology will power entire cities for literally pennies. And the energy will be clean: no more BP disasters, no more Fukushima catastrophes. The launch proceeds, but the rocket carrying the satellite into space mysteriously explodes. Fisher learns that it was sabotaged as part of an intricate Chinese campaign to destroy the project and steal the technology. As he delves deeper into the conspiracy, against his better judgment, Fisher starts to fall for the woman who designed the rocket. The irascible, overcaffeinated FBI agent must save his new love from assassination--and protect the satellite system from a deadly plot that will stop at nothing to destroy it.
An unknown, virulent disease breaks out in a major American city. The symptoms are brief, violent, and usually fatal. The source of the disease is traced to a makeshift laboratory in Philadelphia.
The second of three high-energy thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation Duane Swierczynski.Left for dead after an epic shootout that blew the lid off a billion-dollar conspiracy, ex-cop Charlie Hardie quickly realizes that when you're dealing with The Accident People, things can get worse. Drugged, bound and transported by strange operatives of unknown origin, Hardie awakens to find himself captive in a secret prison that houses the most dangerous criminals on earth.And then things get really bad. Because this isn't just any prison. It's a Kafkaesque nightmare that comes springloaded with a brutal catch-22: Hardie's the warden. And any attempt to escape triggers a "death mechanism" that will kill everyone down here--including a group of innocent guards. Faced with an unworkable paradox, and knowing that his wife and son could be next on the Accident People's hit list, Hardie has only one choice: fight his way to the heart of this hell hole and make a deal with the Devil himself.you better believe there'll be hell to pay.
Global warming is the story of the twenty-first century. It is the most serious issue facing the future of humankind, but American energy and environmental policy is driving the whole world down a path toward global catastrophe. According to Joseph Romm, we have ten years, at most, to start making sharp cuts to our greenhouse gas emissions, or we will face disastrous consequences. The good news, he writes, is that there is something we can do--but only if the leadership of the U.S. government acts immediately and asserts its influence on the rest of the world. Hell and High Water is nothing less than a wake-up call to the country. It is a searing critique of American environmental and energy policy, and a passionate call to action by a writer with a unique command of the science and politics of climate change.
In 1897, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in the rural area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat. His outraged friends -- -mostly poor cotton farmers -- form a secret society, Hell-at-the-Breech, to punish the townspeople they believe responsible. The hooded members wage a bloody year-long campaign of terror that culminates in a massacre where the innocent suffer alongside the guilty. Caught in the maelstrom of the Mitcham war are four people: the aging sheriff sympathetic to both sides; the widowed midwife who delivered nearly every member of Hell-at-the-Breech; a ruthless detective who wages his own war against the gang; and a young store clerk who harbors a terrible secret. Based on incidents that occurred a few miles from the author's childhood home, Hell at the Breech chronicles the events of dark days that led the people involved to discover their capacity for good, evil, or for both.
STONY MANForged in the hellfires of combat, the paramilitary operatives of the covert organization known as Stony Man are the President's first response team when crisis strikes. Unencumbered by red tape or protocol, they've got no margin for error. If Stony Man can't stop it, most likely nobody else can- especially now, as they race to halt the release of a computer virus before hell on earth becomes a reality....CYBERTERRORProject: Cold Earth is a malignant computer worm capable of destabilizing nuclear reactors to the point of meltdown. It's the brainchild of a CIA freelancer who's become a high-value target for the good guys and the bad. Now the virus is in the wrong hands, along with its creator, and everybody-the hunters, the buyers and the sellers-are crowding the front lines. It's a desperate countdown for Stony Man, a nightmare made in the U.S., but poised to take down the rest of the globe....
"I'm still a redhead. Before we left Texas, I touched up the roots with Garnier Nutrisse 64-R, and then I had some tawny apricot highlights put in. I guess that means I intend to keep this color for a while. Symbolic--I've made a commitment, at least to my hair." As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch an object and know its history. It's too bad she can't seem to forget her own. With her ex-boyfriend Chance in tow lending his particularly supernatural brand of luck, Corine journeys back home to Kilmer, Georgia, in order to discover the truth behind her mother's death and the origins of her "gift." But while trying to uncover the secrets of her past, Corine and Chance find that something is rotten in the state of Georgia. Just a few miles away, no one seems to know Kilmer exists. And inside the town borders, there are signs of a dark curse affecting the town and all its residents -- and it can be satisfied only by death.
Head of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney's office in Manhattan for decades, Linda Fairstein is America's most visible legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence, which is why she writes some of the most compelling crime thrillers of our time and why her Alexandra Cooper series has been topping bestseller list for more than a decade. Fans turn to Fairstein for ripped-from-the-headline crimes, cutting-edge investigations, and vindication for victims. Linda Fairstein brings readers inside a world of which they can't get enough, but one they hope to never see in real life. And for her twelfth novel, Fairstein takes Alexandra Cooper inside a world she'd rather not see. New York City politics have always been filled with intrigue and behind-the-scenes deals. In Hell Gate, Alex finds her attention torn between investigating a shipwreck that has contraband cargo--human cargo--and the political sex scandal of a promising New York congressman now fallen from grace. When Alex discovers that a woman from the wreck and the congressman's lover have the same rose tattoo--the brand of a "snakehead", a master of a human trafficking operation--it dawns on her that these cases aren't as unrelated as they seem and that the entire political landscape of New York City could hang in the balance of her investigation. As Alex looks on at the nameless victims in the morgue, she realizes she's looking at the present-day face of New York's long, dark tradition of human trafficking-a tradition that began hundreds of years ago with slave trade from Africa, now a multimillion-dollar industry that will stop at no cost, even if that cost is Alex's life.
Mennonite innkeeper Magdalena Yoder finds that a jam--or perhaps chutney--of small-town love and cheating can lead to one vindictive vindaloo.... Three days before he's due to tie the knot with Priscilla Livingood, eligible bachelor Cornelius Weaver suffers a massive heart attack--in another woman's bed. The scandal is about as good as television for the insular citizens of Hernia, Pennsylvania, and it gets even spicier when the coroner's report reveals possible foul play: Cornelius's curry was spiked with a stimulant. A thorough canvass of the local gossips reveals that philandering Cornelius had promised to wed no fewer than five women, and did the horizontal hoochie-koochie with all of them. As far as Magdalena is concerned, a woman who will dance the mattress mambo without benefit of marriage is capable of just about anything. And when the curry heats up, she discovers that the saying about women scorned may be truer than she thought....
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