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For newly appointed police chief Cash Grier, life in rural southeast Texas was quite a departure from his former world of subterfuge and black ops. But as a true renegade, Cash had learned never to take anything at face value. Even now he sniffed an undercurrent of unrest in the air and made it his personal mission to keep law and order in the streets of Jacobsville. Complications arose when Cash found himself distracted by his traitorous desire for Tippy Moore--the "Georgia Firefly. "The combative barbs he'd once relished exchanging with his gorgeous sworn enemy no longer gave him the same satisfaction. Cash was stunned by Tippy's amazing transformation from "spoiled" Hollywood starlet to unassuming beauty who had almost as many skeletons in her closet as he did. Despite himself, the hard-edged Texan discovered a kindred spirit in this woman who was selflessly devoted to raising her beleaguered younger brother. Before long, Cash, a man who prided himself on self-restraint, found himself powerless to resist their explosive chemistry. Just as Cash was beginning to believe that Tippy might be the one for him, an unforgivable betrayal ripped them apart, spiraling them in different directions, leading to despair, deceit--and unexpected danger.
The Renegade is a blazing, brilliant, new historical adventure in Jack Whyte's Guardians series. Packed with action, heroism, and vibrant historical detail, The Renegade recounts the life of Scotland's greatest medieval king, Robert the Bruce. Bruce was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against the Kingdom of England, most famously at the bloody Battle of Bannockburn. Today in Scotland, Bruce is revered as a national hero, but during his lifetime, the rebellious leader and guerrilla tactician was a thorn in Edward Plantagenet"s side, earning himself the nickname the Renegade. Set in the 14th century, The Guardians series features three extraordinary guardians of medieval Scotland, the greatest heroes the country ever produced. The exploits and escapades, high ideals, and fierce patriotism of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Sir James Douglas are the stuff of legends, and the soul and substance of these epic novels.
Elite Ops agent Nikolai Steele, code named Renegade, is on a special assignment involving a beautiful woman. But his involvement is about to go beyond the call of duty--and into the realm of dangerous desire.
The Argeneau family has a secret . . . one of their own is a rogue vampire! Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who broke the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it's second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he would also want to kiss her senseless . . . One minute Josephine Willan is taking in a breath of fresh air, and the next sharp fangs are heading straight for her neck! Luckily, a gorgeous stranger saves her life . . . and gets locked up for his troubles. Can a man who kisses so lovingly and passionately really have committed the crime he's accused of? Jo isn't so sure . . . and she's determined to prove that this renegade hunter is worth fighting for.
One of the chosen has gone renegade.<P> Turning his back on all that he once believed, Billos does the forbidden and enters into a Book of History. He lands in a reality as foreign to him as water is to oil--a place called Paradise, Colorado. He has strange new powers given to him courtesy of a mysterious figure known as Marsuvees Black. <P> The chosen four have survived the desert, escaped the Black Forest, battled the Horde, and added a spirited refugee to their number. But nothing has prepared them for the showdown that Billos, the renegade, is luring them into.
A stranger's kiss on New Year's Eve had Joanna Blake nearly swooning-the last thing the struggling midwife needed. She never dreamed they'd meet again in a hospital delivery room, where she'd be working at the side of sexy-as-sin Dr. Rio Madrid, and on the verge of accepting his dangerously tempting invitation. When their lips touched at the stroke of midnight, Rio was lost in the sweetest sensual torment he'd ever known. Opening his lavish home To The strapped single mother was just borrowing trouble, For his reluctant Cinderella would soon learn that he was no fantasy prince. Unless Joanna found a way to liberate this rebel healer from his lonely life and free his heart to love. . .
Deadly assassin X-7 has infiltrated the Rebel Alliance. Trained by ruthless Commander Rezi Soresh, X-7 is the best there is: he feels nothing, but sees everything. And now, he's gunning for the ultimate prize.
State of Terror Mack Bolan hits the streets of Tehran, looking for a renegade former Soviet weapons expert who sold out to the terror business-a man who knows the hiding places of the toppled Iraqi dictator's arsenal of biological and chemical agents. But the stakes get higher when Bolan makes the grim connection between the deadly weapons and individuals double-dealing in death. Those paid to hide the cache are now reselling everything, from bubonic plague to sarin gas, to any terrorists with enough cash. In a world held hostage by the madness of a few, Bolan stands determined to fight as long as he's alive to keep the balance of power in the hands of the good ... and hopes it's enough to make a difference.
THE LEGACY. The unbridled fury that fills Renno, and the great Manitou spirit that protects him IS Seneca warrior. But the blood that courses through his veins is white man's blood. THE PROMISES BEYOND. Now white men's war threatens to steal his homeland, and to thrust him into a turbulent England of trollops and highwaymen. Here he will pit his native skills against sophisticated diplomats and plunge into a dangerous liaison with the French enchantress called Adrienne.
Deep in the wilderness of Baja California, undercover agent Rafe Camayo was closing in on the ruthless drug trafficker who had destroyed his family. Nothing stood between him and the revenge he had sought for so long. Nothing except his unwelcome passion for the beautiful gringa he had taken hostage to protect his cover - and her life. . . . Olivia Galpas knew she should fear the dark, dangerous bandido who had torn her away from everything she knew and loved. And yet something within her cried out to her to surrender, body and soul, to this man who held her captive - a man from whom she somehow knew she could never escape. . . .
Before the War of the Lance, magic faced and fought its own demise. The Journeyman is charged to use the ancient Anvil of Time to travel back along the river of time and find the lost stories that fell between the pages of the history books. He finds Tythonnia, a young red robe learning magic in company with Ladonna of the black robes and Par-Salian of the white. The three are sent on an easy quest to find the leader of the renegade wizards, a man named Berthal, but if it was that simple, they wouldn't need mages. Instead, what started out easy turns into betrayal - magic against sorcery, the wizards against each other, and Tythonnia against herself. When Berthal finally unleashes his final attack, everyone knows that it won't end that simply.From the Paperback edition.
Some say that outlaws no longer exist, that the true spirit of the American West died with the legendary bandits of pulp novels and bedtime stories. Deputy Charlie Hood knows that nothing could be further from the truth. These days he patrols vast stretches of the new American West, not on horseback but in his police cruiser.
Renewing America's Food Traditions is a beautifully illustrated dramatic call to recognize, celebrate, and conserve the great diversity of foods that gives North America its distinctive culinary identity that reflects our multicultural heritage. It offers us rich natural and cultural histories as well as recipes and folk traditions associated with the rarest food plants and animals in North America. In doing so, it reminds us that what we choose to eat can either conserve or deplete the cornucopia of our continent. While offering a eulogy to a once-common game food that has gone extinct--the passenger pigeon--the book doesn't dwell on tragic losses. Instead, it highlights the success stories of food recovery, habitat restoration, and market revitalization that chefs, farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and foresters have recently achieved. Through such "food parables," editor Gary Paul Nabhan and his colleagues build a persuasive argument for eater-based conservation. In addition, this book offers the first-ever list of foods at risk in America (more than a thousand), shows how all of us can personally support and participate in such recoveries, and lists food festivals held across the continent to honor and enjoy some of the country's most iconic foods, from crab cakes to maple syrup and filé gumbo. Organized by "food nations" named for the ecological and cultural keystone foods of each region--Salmon Nation, Bison Nation, Chile Pepper Nation, among others--this book offers an altogether fresh perspective on the culinary traditions of North America.
From the author of Bambi, this story of a boy, his dog, and their bravery reaches a new generation of readers with a fresh look.George has always wanted a dog, so when he picks up small Renni, the runt of a litter of German Shepherd puppies, he immediately falls in love. As Renni grows, George begins to teach him, and soon Renni is able to do remarkable things. When a trainer suggests Renni become a rescue dog, George knows it's a perfect fit for his pet. Soon Renni is able to find anyone in any situation. Then the war that has been looming finally begins, and Renni and George enlist. They are able to help many soldiers during training camp--but when they are tested in the actual battlefield, can the two friends hold their ground? Or are they unprepared for the trials ahead?
FIERY ADVENTURE AND DANGEROUS PASSION FROM THE PRODUCER OF WAGONS WEST MIGHTY IN PEACE: Sworn to preserve peace on America's first frontier, Renno, the magnificent Iroquois Sachem, valiantly sought to conquer the rising tide of blood and treachery. As the French set tribe against tribe, brother against brother, Renno's own beloved family is threatened. His daughter is brutally betrayed. His son cruelly banished, returning only to be Torn between his passion for two women. GLORIOUS IN BATTLE: Drawing strength from the courage of their ancestors, Renno and his warrior son rose to the challenge of a mighty destiny to lead the invincible Iroquois Nation once again to victory.
Ethan Willis has made a career out of restoring old houses like the Carter Mansion so he's an expert with doors and windows. He knows his way around a toolbox, a construction site, and anything else having to do with rebuilding. If only he could do the same with his own life. Tragically widowed and left with a young son, he's done the best he could, but now that Chase has become a teenager that best somehow isn't quite good enough.For his part, Chase doesn't know what he'd do without baseball, his best friend Elliott and the secret hideaway even his dad doesn't know about. What he does know is that the reporter lady who suddenly started chatting with his dad can't be a good thing.In a small town where everyone knows everything, does an outsider--a young, cute, ambitious reporter-kind-of-outsider like Cameron Dane--even have a prayer of getting to know the handsome but moody builder? Does it matter that they both hold secrets from their pasts? And can Chase ever be freed from the hidden guilt of his mother's death? Only time, and a special kind of patience, will tell.
BACK TO THE RANCHShe rented a cowboy...and found the man of her dreams!Becca Montgomery wanted to travel the world. But, after being left her father's ranch, she had to forget her plans for a while until her stepbrother returned from college.However her stepbrother decided not to come home and Becca couldn't keep her life on hold for ever. So when Josh Randall turned up looking for ranch work, she should have jumped at the chance. But when she hired Josh, she hired the perfect man. Tall, dark and handsome, he ran her ranch and her life like a dream. Who wanted to travel when she had her own custom-made cowboy to come home to?How the West is Won...and wooed!"Barbara McMahon has penned a book that's sure to satisfy."-Debbie Macomber
Linda Smith weaves the stories of child slaves and commentary to create a book you will not want to put down. In the book, you meet pimps, facilitators, Johns, police, and families. You see the problem from many different vantage points. The book was written to educate the people of America to the problem of sex trafficking right here at home, and point citizens to resources they can use to take action.
People everywhere feel overwhelmed today--weighed down by countless responsibilities and buffeted by never-ending changes in their personal and professional lives. Repacking Your Bags shows readers how to climb out from under these burdens and find the fulfillment that is missing in their lives. With lively and intelligent writing, personal examples, and stories collected in hundreds of interviews, the authors illustrate a comprehensive guide for separating what's weighing you down from what you need to find true fulfillment. They provide a simple yet elegant process to help you balance the demands of work, love, and place in order to create and live your own vision of success. They show how to "unpack" your physical, emotional, and intellectual baggage and "repack" for the journey ahead.
Reparations of Nazi Victims in Postwar Europe traces reparations back to their origins in the final years of the Second World War, when victims of Nazi persecution for the first time articulated demands for indemnification en masse. Simultaneous appearance of claims in New York, London, Paris and Tel Aviv exemplified the birth of a new standard in political morality. Across Europe, the demand for compensation to individuals who suffered severe harm gained momentum. Despite vast differences in their experiences of mass victimisation, post-war societies developed similar patterns in addressing victims' claims. Regula Ludi chronicles the history of reparations from a comparative and trans-national perspective. This book explores the significance of reparations as a means to provide victims with a language to express their unspeakable suffering in a politically meaningful way.
Mackie Doyle is The Replacement - left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. He has been raised among us. But he is not one of us. Now, he must face the dark creatures of the slag heaps from which he came and find his rightful place - in our world or theirs."Unsettling villains and intriguing moral ambivalence make this effort shockingly original and . . .breathtaking." - Booklist, starred review"Even after finishing the book, readers will be left with the eerie sensation that . . . the true darkness has yet to abate." - BCCB, starred review"Well-developed characters, a fascinating Fairy Court, an exciting story line, wicked cover art . . .this book has the makings of a success." - Publishers Weekly"A fast-paced, dark delicacy." - Kirkus Reviews
Judy L. Mandel was born into a family crippled by grief. But it would be years before she would discover the shocking circumstances of their loss. 'Replacement Child' tells the true story of a horrifying accident: A plane crashes into a family's home, leaving one daughter severely burned and another dead. The death of the child leaves a hole in the family that threatens to tear it apart. In an attempt to fill the painful gap, the parents give birth to a replacement child. " In this powerful story of love and lies, family and hope, Judy L. Mandel tells the story of being the child brought into the world to provide a salve for the burns. " As a child, she unwittingly rides the deep and hidden currents of her family's grief-until her discovery of this family secret, years later, changes her life forever, forcing her to confront the complex layers of her relationships with her father, mother, and sister.