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Brazilian mercenary Rafe Antonio never thought he could be bought off. But that's exactly what happened when he consented to his superior's command: Play protector to an American socialite in exchange for aid money for his foundation. He'd walked away from privilege, so he knew all about rich women. And he wanted no part of them. But Arianna Worthington was as delicate, vulnerable and gentle as the rare jungle orchids she planned to draw to fulfill her mother's dying wish. And Rafe would have to reexamine his assumptions--and prejudices--if he ever hoped to be the new chapter in her life.
He was a puzzle worth solving From the moment she laid eyes on him, Madeleine knew that Jordan Sumner was to be the special man in her life. All her instincts told her so. Jordan was far from indifferent to her, but he imposed a restraint on their relationship that she was unable to breach. Then her impetuous desire to know him better unleashed a dark side of his character-one that was rooted in the past and one he refused to discuss or forget. And Madeleine, faced with whatever haunted him, found herself powerless to help.
The official novelization of the new Man of Steel movie featuring Superman. The film, from director Zack Snyder, stars Henry Cavill (The Tudors) as Superman/Clark Kent, three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves). Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy. Man of Steel is being produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers. Currently in production, Man of Steel is slated for release on June 14, 2013 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s13)
"Mrs. Evan MacGregor." The Mere Sound of It Sent Chills Up Elizabeth's Spine,for the knowledge of her marriage to Evan was a dangerous secret, one she hadn't enjoyed keeping over the last five years. And now he was back to claim her as his wife! But that could never be, for she could not risk losing her son to the father he had never met....Damn Elizabeth Murray-MacGregor! It had taken Evan years to summon the confidence to right his youthful blunder, and return for the only woman he'd ever loved. And now, his beautiful wife was refusing to see him. And determined to ignore the undeniable passion that raged between them still!
Creasy, a burnt out American soldier of fortune in Italy takes a job as a bodyguard. His tough emotional armor is weakened by the little girl he is paid to protect. Then the unthinkable happens ...
The chilling third novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Martin Beck investigating a string of child murders.In the once peaceful parks of Stockholm, a killer is stalking young girls and disposing their bodies. The city is on edge, and an undercurrent of fear has gripped its residents. Martin Beck, now a superintendent, has two possible witnesses: a silent, stone-cold mugger and a mute three year old boy. With the likelihood of another murder growing as each day passes, the police force work night and day. But their efforts have offered little insight into the methodology of the killer. Then a distant memory resurfaces in Beck's mind, and he may just have the break he needs.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Janaury 1935, Rob, a young Dutchman, departs to Capetown in search of adventure. After a brutal stint in the diamond mines, Rob sails to Java to join up in the Dutch army which is making a last stand against the Japanese invading army. Here he meets a fellow Dutchman, Guus, in whom he finds a soul mate, the best friend he will ever have. They are soon captured by the Japanese. Together they survive the hell of laboring on the Burma railway, and together they leap off their ship when it is torpedoed. Rob never sees his friend again, but he spends his life unable to find peace with the shadow of the past hanging over him, unable to accept love, unable to forgive himself for his imagined failings.
Pursued by the police, a desperate man fights to stay free--and stay aliveIt's raining hard when the man leaps off the train. He lands safely and creeps into town, praying he will find someplace to hide. It's nearly daylight, and the police are not far behind. He breaks into an unoccupied seaside cottage, and is overjoyed to find coffee, whiskey, and cigarettes. But before the fugitive can relax, the doorknob rattles. The police are at the door. Russell Foley, third mate on an oil tanker, is not a cop killer. But the night before he got into a fight with a police detective, and a few hours later the cop was found stabbed to death. Unable to explain himself, he bolts, hoping to evade the police and somehow find the real killer. But for a man who cannot stop running, justice can be a hard thing to find.
A young baseball player loses his confidence after being hit in the chest by a fast moving ball.
Tim Binding is perhaps our finest chronicler of British twentieth century history through the medium of fiction. With Commander Crabb he has written the extraordinary and unlikely story of a real-life English war hero. Lionel Buster Crabb became renowned during the Second World War for his amazing feats of underwater daring. After the war he was celebrated for embodying a particular English ideal -- a love for King and Country -- that seemed to be dying out. In 1956, Commander Crabb disappeared during a visit to Britain by Nikita Khrushchev, who had arrived by ship. Some thought he has perished while attempting to inspect the Soviet vessel; others that he had been captured and made to work for the USSR. The truth remains unknown to this day, and out of this mystery Tim Binding has spun a wondrous piece of fiction -- a deeply imaginative, gently funny and profoundly stirring exploration of the idea of Englishness. It is the story of a man who has made deep personal sacrifices for the sake of higher ideals and who must, towards the end of his days, measure the cost of those sacrifices. Set largely in WWII - the same period as "Island Madness".
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Man on Earth comes a delicious new novel about a young woman's dreams of finding grand romance and success in the big city--and her schemes to make both come true.... What's a girl to do when the man she's loved her entire life thinks of her as a little sister? Worse, her own big sister was the one who broke his heart years earlier. For Ivy Grayson, the chance to get him to see her in a different light comes when she receives an unexpected invitation to move into his luxury New York apartment building. Manhattan also just happens to be the perfect place to pursue her wish to become a successful artist. But how many dreams can one woman expect to come true? Billionaire financier James Jordon has everything a man could want--except love. When Ivy's family asks him to keep an eye on their "little girl" in the big city, he agrees. But the innocent girl he knew is now a dynamic woman who knows what she wants, and how to get it. He may have promised himself to keep things platonic, but ignoring the game of love isn't an option. Especially when Ivy is so eager to play.
From the book jacket: Roger Torraway watched in horror as the monster lurched, toppled over and died. Project Man Plus had gone suddenly and drastically wrong. The race to colonize Mars was too important, too costly, and America was already too committed, for plans to be scrapped. They would have to make a new Martian. And Roger Torraway was it, candidate for the endless surgery, operation after painful operation, that would enable him to survive on that faraway planet. Man Plus is a thrilling race against time-to land on Mars on schedule, to insure that Roger's system will withstand the stress that killed the previous candidate. And, meanwhile, somewhere, somehow, there has been a breakdown in the computer network ... With edge-of-the-chair excitement and suspense, four-time Hugo Award winner Frederik Pohl tells the story of the remaking of man into Man Plus, creating in Roger an unforgettable character, grotesque in appearance but totally human in feeling-capable of yearning, depression, love, jealousy, terror. Man Plus is so superbly well done that it will appeal not only to science-fiction fans but to readers of such novels as The Andromeda Strain.
At the end of The Mirror of Her Dreams, Terisa Morgan found herself and her friends in a bad situation that was rapidly getting worse ... and the monstrous evil that had been loosed on the kingdom was threatening to destroy everyone and everything. A Man Rides Through is the thrilling conclusion to the story, a masterful piece of storytelling that will delight readers everywhere-and reaffirm Stephen R. Donaldson's position as the foremost practitioner of the epic fantasy form in the world today!
"I'm your husband." Gazing deep into Adam Ryser's eyes, amnesiac Josy Hayes knew she couldn't be married to the ruggedly sexy rancher. She remembered nothing from before her accident, but doctors had told her she was a virgin.... But Adam had proof--and three little girls who needed a mother. Eighteen months ago, he'd thought his in-name-only wife had walked out. Now instinct warned him Josy hadn't left by choice. Adam vowed to bring her home-this time, safe in his arms. And somehow protect her from a killer whose face she couldn't remember....
Cinnamon Smith visits her best friend after a painful breakup and the loss of her job. There she meets Nick Mahoney and the attraction is mutual...
She was looking for a man of justice. Dylan Justiss, that is. Because when high-powered district attorney E. D. Martel found her whole world falling apart, she needed one man she could trust who was upright, protective and fair. Sexy as hell was just a bonus. All his adult life, Dylan had been in love with E. D. (Eva Danielle) Martel. And now, when he was poised to have all his professional dreams come true, was hardly the time to make his move. Because E. D. was in trouble, big-time. And anyone who associated with her could kiss his reputation-not to mention his impending judgeship-goodbye. Too bad he found kissing E. D. more to his liking. . . ;.
After years spent helping run her family's Christian bookstore, it's time for Adrie Chandler to give her own dream a chance. But can she really trust the beloved shop to new manager Ross Peterson? The man is too handsome, too charming...too much a reminder of another dream Adrie had to let go of-marriage.Yet Ross surprises her by knowing a thing or two about making sacrifices. Suddenly, Adrie's questioning what she really wants. And whether the dreams she once thought unlikely are within reach after all.
One sensible woman One man with a reputation Equals trouble for two Molly Shaw's got a secret. By day she's a history professor; by night she's bestselling romance author Sandra St. Claire. And never the twain shall meet. Until a journalist friend asks her to pull off the seduction of the century: get the scoop on billionaire playboy Jake Berenger by transforming herself into his ideal woman. Jake's got a problem. His five-star resorts are making less money because his bad-boy image is losing its luster. Only one thing can save the day: a radical makeover into Family Man. Enter Sandra St. Claire, whose sexpot act can't be for real. Could the spandex and makeup be hiding the perfect wife? Jake's all hot and bothered trying to get the answer. Molly's all frantic trying to keep him guessing. Add a publicist and a matchmaker, and the result is love, laughter, and trouble brewing in paradise.
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