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Fourteen-year-old Jamie has second thoughts about harboring a killer whale that his father and he captured off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia and plan to sell to a sea amusement park.
Fliss's father has been embezzling from Argentine billionaire Ricardo Valeron! She knows Rico is ruthless in his business dealings and will stop at nothing to ruin her father if he should uncover the truth. To save her father, Fliss agrees to marry an old friend-and in return he'll pay her father's debt.But before the ceremony takes place, Rico arrives and whisks Fliss away. Has he discovered the missing money? Is he out for revenge? Just what are Rico's intentions toward his hostage bride...?
Deborah Sinclair is a beautiful, accomplished young heiress with a staggering dowry. But her fortune does her no good when, one horrible night, Chicago is engulfed in flames.Tom Silver will walk through fire to avenge a terrible injustice-and he may have to. But when he makes Deborah a pawn in his revenge, the heat of the inferno fades next to the attraction he feels for his captive. And the further he takes her from everything she's known, the stronger their passion grows, until it threatens to consume them both.
When a police chase ends in front of Malcolm's house, two crooks are on the loose. Well, they are until Dewey invites them into the house! That means these crooks will have to face Lois! Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
"You can't keep me here against my will!"Sarah couldn't escape the brooding power of Francisco Garcia Casals. He was always there-taunting her, watching her, touching her....Sarah knew she was bait in a clever game of blackmail. Her womanizing father had disappeared with Francisco's innocent young sister, and Francisco would stop at nothing to force them to return. Taking Sarah hostage was the perfect plan! But he didn't need locks and chains to hold her-his darkly seductive, raw sexuality was captivating enough....Once again, Diana Hamilton is "spellbinding from beginning to end."-Affaire de Coeur
Heaven In His Arms...? Khalil claimed that he never took what wasn't offered! But despite that claim, wasn't Khalil a man who would stop at nothing to get what he wanted? Kidnapped and held prisoner by Khalil, Joanna determined to escape. But she hadn't counted on this "Hawk of the North" fulfilling all her secret desires. Now Joanna had to discover if Khalil was simply using her as a political pawn. Or should she hope that the "hawk" wanted something more from her...?
Sequel to By Order of the President, a Charley Castillo story about an American diplomat's wife who's kidnapped in Argentina.
NO ROOM FOR NEGOTIATION Renee Vaughn went undercover to bring down a powerful druglord. Finding her "in" to the reclusive criminal's life was easy-his brother Paul Reyes was his polar opposite. A classic good man in a bad situation-and the Equalizers' newest agent was about to have her way with him. Now on the receiving end of a dirty double cross, Paul and Renee were running for their lives. As they joined forces to elude his brother's hitmen, their attraction grew deeper. But would it withstand Paul discovering the truth about who Renee really was? Who was being held hostage here-when both their hearts were put directly in harm's way?
The deadly assassin contracted by the Empire, X-7, is closer than ever to discovering the identity of his target. He's already infiltrated the top levels of the Rebel Alliance and gained Princess Leia's trust.
Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy--cool, calm, emotionless--at least on the surface. Inside, she's fighting a desperate battle to save her son and free them both from the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety but to the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace. DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard's rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian's agenda, but charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules...
In this riveting new thriller, New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap reveals a clandestine world where the stakes are high, the players are corrupt, and a treacherous secret is about to explode... Hostage rescue expert Jonathan Grave is used to working alone, and this time he'll have to go where even the government won't. An innocent man has been shot and two young people are missing. But tracking them down is just the beginning. To keep them and his covert team alive, Jonathan must plunge into the heart of an ugly secret whose insidious path reaches from one of the world's most remote places into the highest corridors of power--and he must defeat enemies who are willing to kill again and again to keep the truth from being revealed...
With twists as harrowing as a high-g-force turn, Hostile Contactis vintage Gordon Kent: an electrifying blend of military suspense and espionage thriller. In it, Navy intelligence officer Alan Craik returns to action, strapping himself in for a wild ride into a dangerous, borderless realm of spies, counterspies, and high-tech warfare on both sides of a potentially lethal conflict--between China and the U. S. A. Hostile Contact When Alan Craik and NCIS agent Mike Dukas spearheaded a hunt for a traitor inside the CIA, they landed in the middle of a firefight--and made some very powerful enemies. Inside Washington, some still worship the arch spy Craik and Dukas took down--and now these men are plotting their revenge. With their expertise in counterespionage, Craik and Dukas have been lured into an operation that will put them in contact with the Chinese, an operation with only one real purpose: to destroy them both. But while they know better than to take anything at face value, Craik and Dukas cannot guess how another player will shape the game. Their contact in Jakarta is a Chinese double agent walking a high wire between his handlers, as the Chinese search for a mother lode of money lost on the covert battlefield. Craik is also holding down his day job, flying a sub hunter S-3B crammed with high-tech gear off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Along with his astronaut-to-be wife, Rose, Craik and his team are acting on intercepts of a "ghost" radio whose purpose they can only guess. Craik's expertise in intelligence tells him to start searching for an unseen, unknown submarine that may be lurking off Whidbey Island--with the ability to strike a death blow against the Navy's most important missile-loaded subs. Suddenly Craik is thrust into a secret war raging from the heart of Beijing to the depths of the Pacific, as espionage and sub hunting come together in a chase to rescue a Chinese defector and his family, while a U. S. Navy carrier group is threatened by hostile suicide boats acting on targeting information from a submarine. From the Hardcover edition.
Bold new threats put America's elite counterterrorist unit Stony Man on the front lines of a war in which fanatics pursue twisted ideology and spilled blood. As the covert-action arm of the Oval Office, these cybernetic and commando teams work under the radar and in the hot zones to neutralize threats before innocent citizens pay the ultimate price. Rogue organizations within anti-Western nations are banding together to attack their common enemy on a new front. New Dawn Rising is the bad-boys club of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, using money, influence and politics to access global seats of corporate power and cripple the free world from the boardroom. Los Angeles is the target of a violent assault that's about to simultaneously take out, take over. . . and wreak mass terror.
When two U.S. agents are executed and a third goes missing, the government can no longer deny that one of its units has been compromised. A mole is passing on sensitive information to an international human trafficking ring, putting the agency's people in jeopardy. To plug the leak and rescue the missing operative, Mack Bolan will have to go in under the radar and take on the crime syndicate solo.But Mack's not the only one looking for the missing man. The syndicate has hired a professional "cleaner" to finish the job. Trained to kill and armed with unlimited resources, Bolan's opponent is definitely a tough-and debatably a worthy-adversary. But the Executioner has his own plans for cleaning up the organization, and he's going to start at the top of the chain.
It starts with the unthinkable--the most horrific act of violence ever committed on American soil. Only one man can stop them. Hostile Intent Code named Devlin, he exists in the blackest shadows of the United States government--operating off the grid as the NSAs top agent. Hes their most lethal weapon. . . and their most secret. But someone is trying to draw him out into the open by putting Americas citizens in the crosshairs--and they will continue the slaughter until they get what they want. "Six pages into Hostile Intent and I began to feel uneasy. By page nine Id been punched in the gut. And it just doesnt stop. " --Bill Whittle, author of Silent America Born on the United States Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, N. C. , Michael Walsh comes from a long line of American servicemen, including veterans of the Spanish-American War, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Walsh grew up among veterans and intelligence officers in duty stations around the world, including Washington, D. C. , San Diego and Pearl Harbor, and even today several members of his family are former or active intelligence professionals with high security clearances. His debut novel, Éxchange Alley was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection upon its publication in 1997. His novel And All the Saints was a winner of the 2004 American Book Award for fiction. "The Vince Flynn for the 21st Century is here!" --John Fasano, producer of Another 48 Hours and Darkness Falls"Hostile Intent kept me up most of the night. Hold on, is all I can tell you. " --Jay Nordlinger, National Review"Compelling, fast, honest and dangerous" --Robert Ferrigno "Walsh knows what hes up to. " --USA Today "Six pages into Hostile Intent and I began to feel uneasy. By page nine Id been punched in the gut. And it just doesnt stop. " --Bill Whittle, author of Silent America "Hostile Intent is audacious in the extreme, and a lot of fun. " --FrontPageMag. com
The illicit activities of an organized crime family draw Mack Bolan to California, where he uncovers a deadly power struggle. It seems a branch of this family tree extends to a small town in Oregon where the Mob's influence runs deep. Following the bloody trail, Bolan takes his war across the state line. Profits from prostitution, drugs and numbers rackets tied to several local businesses are being funneled to a radical ecoterrorist group more than willing to strike out against anything--and anyone--standing in its way. A war is brewing and the small town is under siege. Faced with mounting casualties, the Executioner will have to use his own methods to clean up the environment.
A rebellious challenge to the "upper management" of government, who are choking American prosperity and liberty The American enterprise grew exceptional based on the founding principles of individual freedom, decentralized knowledge, and accountable, constitutionally limited government. But our "leaders" from Washington, D.C., have systematically replaced the dispersed genius of America with top-down dictates and expensive schemes designed to expand the power of insiders and protect the privileged positions of politicians, bureaucrats, and their cronies. Freedom, not centralization "Decentralized freedom" has become the strategy that will return America to its founding values, breaking up centralized government's monopoly on power and returning it to where it belongs: with We the People. Senior management has failed us. It's time to clean house. In Hostile Takeover, bestselling author Matt Kibbe exposes the privileged collusion of Washington insiders-and maps out a proven plan for how to return power from the self-appointed "experts" back to the people. Dubbed "one of the Tea Party's masterminds" by Newsweek, Kibbe reveals how grassroots citizens can and will check the federal behemoth and restore the American enterprise to its founding principles.
For four years, play-by-the-rules bank teller Turner has brooded over her uncle's wrongful imprisonment. But when two bumbling crooks stumble into her branch and hold up the place, she sees a chance to do something she's never thought possible: get revenge.
A fresh take on climate change by a renowned journalist driven to protect his daughter, your kids, and the next generation who'll inherit the problem For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including the New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change had already arrived-a century earlier than forecast-with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter Chiara, now five yea rs old, is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot"--the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with mounting climate disruption. HOT is a father's cry against climate change, but most of the book focuses on s olutions, offering a deeply reported blueprint for how all of us-as parents, communities, companies and countries-can navigate this unavoidable new era. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with personal reflections on his daugh ter's future, Hertsgaard provides "pictures" of what is expected over the next fifty years: Chicago's climate transformed to resemble Houston's; dwindling water supplies and crop yields at home and abroad; the redesign of New York and other cities against mega-storms and sea-level rise. Above all, he shows who is taking wise, creative precautions. For in the end, HOT is a book about how we'll survive.
America is awash in talk. Loud talk, angry talk, conspiratorial talk that has changed the nature of journalism and politics, producing a high-decibel revolution in the way we communicate. In this fascinating, maddening, behind-the-scenes look at America's powerful talk shows, the author of Media Circus examines their excesses, conflicts, and impact, and explains how they are changing our culture.
True Halloween pleasures don't come from sweets . . . Indulge yourself with some tasty tricks and treats from three popular erotica authors as they serve up tales of chilling, thrilling passion. Megan Hart's Nothing Else Matters After surviving the zombie apocalypse, Lira wants nothing more than the sense of life that only lust can bring. Suddenly torn between two irresistible lovers, Lira must choose: the one who brings her carnal fantasies to life? Or the one who sets her ablaze again and again? Lauren Hawkeye's Pick Me Up Sure, hitchhiking is dangerous, but Holly just had to get away. Now soaking wet and stuck in a downpour with her roadside savior, she's ready for a little window-steaming and some role-play. It's all fun and games until Holly realizes she's met her match . . . Saranna DeWylde's Little Red's Big Bad Hunting werewolves and being snowbound in a remote cabin with a sexy FBI agent are all in a day's work for U. S. Marshal Miranda Garrick. But when business mixes with pleasure, can she stay in control? Or will she be tempted by unrestrained passion . . . and tantalizing danger?
In and out, that's the goal as Lt. Ian MacLean prepares for his special ops mission. He leads a team of highly trained Navy SEALs, the toughest, buffest fighting men in the world and he has nothing to lose. Madrene comes from a time a thousand years before he was born, and she has no idea she's landed in the future. After tying him up, the beautiful shrew gives him a tongue-lashing that makes a drill sergeant sound like a kindergarten teacher. Then she lets him know she has her own special way of dealing with over-confident males, and things get . . . Hot & Heavy.
THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD They called him Project Iceman. The U-2 pilot who, incredibly, hadn't aged since the day his top-secret mission went south into the Arctic Ocean...fortyfive years ago. Biologist Diana Remington had the duty of monitoring the scientific marvel, but her OMEGA objective was to learn from the fiercely guarded flyboy what had happened during that fateful flight. From his buzz cut to his June Cleaver ideal of women, Major Charles Stone should have riled Diana's defenses. Instead, she ached for all that he'd lost...and welcomed his heated touch despite the rules-and the risk. Because someone seemed determined to let sleeping spies lie-forever.... CODE NAME: DANGER Because love is a risky business...
THEY'RE LIVING LIFE TO THE EXTREME...AND BURNING UP THE COLD MOUNTAIN NIGHTSOnly total desperation could reunite Dianna Kelley with Sam MacKenzie, the irresistible bad boy she walked out on ten years ago. But the fearless firefighter with the awesome wilderness skills is the only one who can take her where she needs to go. It's a gamble--tracking down her endangered sister while keeping Sam and their undeniable attraction at arm's length. Not easy when they're trekking into a remote corner of the Rockies, where she's got to trust her former lover with her life. Despite their past, Sam never could refuse a damsel in distress, especially one who has haunted his dreams for years. He'll help find her sister and get Dianna out of his system once and for all. But soon it's hard to tell whether the greatest threat is from the rushing rapids, the deadly enemy on their trail, or the passion that's sending them straight into the line of fire....From the Paperback edition.
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