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To save a friend, the Executioner comes home with a vengeance In a Pittsfield cemetery Mack Bolan looks down at his family plot. A space has been left for him, but Bolan is not yet ready to die. His war against the Mafia has taken him around the globe, and now he is back where it all began--not to avenge his family, but to save a friend. Undercover cop Leo Turrin has spent years climbing the ranks of organized crime, risking his life and his family to help put mobsters behind bars. Now the mobsters are about to strike back. The local kingpin suspects a rat in his ranks and is close to sniffing out Leo. To save his friend's life, Mack asks him to sit tight so he can shore up Leo's cover story the only way he knows how: with a gun.
Young Cambridge scholar Adam Banting is in Tuscany, assigned to write a scholarly monograph about the famous Docci garden--a mysterious world of statues, grottoes, meandering rills, and classical inscriptions. As his research deepens, Adam comes to suspect that buried in the garden's strange iconography is the key to uncovering a long-ago murder. But the ancient house holds its own secrets as well. And as Adam delves into his subject, he begins to suspect that he is being used to discover the true meaning of the villa's murderous past.
For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind. You may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, but did you know that some pitcher plants can--and do--digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive everywhere from windowsills to outdoor container gardens, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, gloriously illustrated with more than 200 color photos. Fully revised with the latest developments in the carnivorous plant world, this new edition includes: * All the basics--from watering and feeding to modern advances in artificial lighting, soil, and fertilizers. * Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including many of the incredible new species that have been recently discovered and hybridized. * Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, sundews, rainbow plants, bladderworts, and many other peculiar plants from the demented mind of Mother Nature. Whether you're a beginner with your first flytrap or an expert looking for the latest exotic specimen, this classic book has everything you need to grow your very own little garden of horrors.
A spellbinding tale of money and madness, incest and matricide, Savage Grace is the saga of Brooks and Barbara Baekeland -- beautiful, rich, worldly -- and their handsome, gentle son, Tony. Alternately neglected and smothered by his parents, he was finally driven to destroy the whole family in a violent chain of events. Savage Grace unfolds against a glamorous international background (New York, London, Paris, Italy, Spain); features a nonpareil cast of characters (including Salvador Dalí, James Jones, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and European nobility); and tells the doomed Baekelands' story through remarkably candid interviews, private letters, and diaries, not to mention confidential hospital, State Department, and prison documents. A true-crime classic, it exposes the envied lives of the rich and beautiful, and brilliantly illuminates the darkest corners of the American Dream.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Diana Palmer presents a classic romance about a woman with big dreams and a man who has nothing left to believe in...except herTess Meredith and Raven Following grew up on the beautiful, wild Montana plains. But their friendship and love were doomed by Raven's Sioux heritage...and his departure from the land of his people. In Chicago, he built a new life, haunted by thoughts of the lovely, spirited young girl he'd left behind. Until she arrived back in his world-bringing with her the past he'd tried to bury. But Tess had changed, too. She'd matured into a woman, and was determined to fight for her rights in society-and for the love of a man who felt he was savage at heart....
A wildness raged in this half-Indian boy-and a heritage of courage. As white man and red battled for the untamed frontier, Blue Hawk would become a man torn between two worlds; destined for the forbidden desire of a beautiful woman-and a fight for freedom and love.
Kathleen McKnight is on a dangerous mission to help her army team take down a drug lord. She's a tough as nails recruit, but when she's caught in the crossfire, she has to rely on a mysterious man to save her. She has no idea that he has big plans for her. . . Connor Anderson is a jaguar shifter who is looking for his mate. When he rescues Kathleen in the jungle-twice--he can't help but be intrigued. Will a bite or a scratch turn Kathleen into the perfect jaguar mate?
Kozol has written a searing expose of the extremes of wealth and poverty in America's school system.
Pregnant and single, Isobel Dorland yearns for a real family life. But though she's head over heels in love with the father of her child, she knows that he's in no position to offer her marriage. Resolving that she must start anew, Belle leaves her hometown quietly-without telling Jared where she's going-or that she's carrying his baby. But she hasn't reckoned on Jared's determination. He wants her, and it can only be a matter of time before he discovers her whereabouts-and the truth. . .
Coley was close to tears. "Don't you want to tell me how much you love and adore me and how you can hardly wait to marry me?" Coley's voice was mocking. "I was so looking forward to that part." Even though her own heart was breaking, she could still derive pleasure from watching the angry scowl on Jason's face. How upsetting for him and his plans for the Slash S ranch that Coley was not falling into his arms as he thought she would!
Savage Lane is Jason Starr's most accomplished novel yet, a searing, tense domestic thriller with hidden motives and dark secrets, where nothing is as it seems, and an honest, raw meditation on a declining marriage and obsessive love. When recently divorced Karen moves with her two kids into a nice suburb of New York she finds peace and joy for the first time in years. But unbeknown to Karen, her neighbour Mark, unhappy in his own marriage, has been living a fantasy life with her in the centre - a fantasy life that becomes a full-blown obsession.
Welcome to the hot new wave of writing about sex: Savage Love. Columnist Dan Savage has hand-picked over 300 letters from six years worth of "Savage Love," a no-holds-barred syndicated sex-advice column which runs in 16 papers in the United States and Canada, including The Village Voice and the San Francisco Weekly. An original and funny thinker, thrashing around in the playground of human sexuality, Savage advises on a wide range of titillating topics:* What is the best seduction music?* How do I come out to my fundamentalist parents?* What is so wonderful about intercourse, anyway?Forget Anka Radakovich and Isadora Altman. Tune in to Dan Savage as he answers these questions and much more in his own uniquely irreverent and sexually spunky style.
The first volume in a sweeping new trilogy of magic, romance, and adventure, Newcomb returns to the world he created in Chronicles of Blood and Stone.
Historical romance set in Wyoming Territory before and during the time of the Civil War. One of the books in the Savage series.
"Smelcer clearly knows his way around Alaskan mountains. "--David Roberts, author of The Mountain of My Fear Praise for Edge of Nowhere: "A survival story, but one with a strong heart. "--ForeWord Reviews "A thought-provoking and moving coming-of-age story. "--Publishers Weekly "Another gripping literary triumph for Smelcer. "--Midwest Book Review Praise for Lone Wolves: "A beautiful and moving story of courage and love. "--Ray Bradbury "An engaging tale of survival, love, and courage. "--School Library Journal "[Smelcer] promises to further solidify his status as 'Alaska's modern day Jack London. '"--Suzanne Steinert, Mushing "Powerful, eloquent, and fascinating, showcasing a vanishing way of life in rich detail. "--Kirkus "Combines good old-fashioned adventure . . . with heart-tugging moments of clarity and poignancy that recall Julie of the Wolves. "--Booklist "A compassionate and inspiring tale . . . highlights the importance of family, community, and heritage. "--Midwest Book Review Brothers Sebastian and James Savage decide to climb one of the highest Alaskan mountains to prove themselves to their father. Inspired by true events, Savage Mountain is not a story of father-son reconciliation, but a touching story of two brothers who test their limits and learn that no matter how different they might be, the strongest bond of all is brotherhood. John Smelcer is poetry editor of Rosebud and the author of more than forty books. He is an Alaskan native of the Ahtna tribe, and a skilled mountaineer. He divides his time between Talkeetna, Alaska, and Kirksville, Missouri, where he teaches in the department of communications studies at Truman State University.
New York Times BestsellerJournalist Daleen Berry and investigator Geoffrey Fuller give you the little-known details behind one of the most horrific and shocking murders of our time.One hot July night, three popular, pretty girls snuck out for a midnight joyride. Only two came back.Stabbed so savagely she was almost decapitated, Skylar Neese was left bloody on the side of the road, buried beneath rocks and branches.For six months, people wondered and waited, hoping Skylar would return. Instead, the community was stunned when Rachel Shoaf confessed to Skylar's murder. The budding actress and singer accused the third member of the inseparable trio, Shelia Eddy, of being the ringleader. People were even more shocked to learn the murder was not a crime of sudden rage-but premeditated.Now, friends, family, and the public are left with so many unanswered questions: Why did investigators believe her murder was connected to a rash of bank robberies and an interstate heroin ring? What part did drugs and social media play in Skylar's killing and its aftermath? How did other high school students and even her own mother help discover who killed Skylar? And, if Rachel's confession is true, what would lead two teenage girls to kill their best friend in one of the most horrific crimes in recent years?With firsthand interviews with those close to the case and written in cooperation with the victim's parents, Dave and Mary Neese, The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese is the most comprehensive, detailed and in-depth source on the Skylar Neese murder.
In January of 1956, the world recoiled in shock with the news. Five American missionaries had been speared to death in the Equadorian jungles by Auca Indians - reportedly the most savage tribe on earth. Years later, it became clear that what had seemed to be the tragic ending of those missionaries' dreams was only the first chapter of one of the most breathtaking missionary stories of the twentieth century. The Savage, story, in text Elisabeth Elliot's territory, tells of her interactions with the Aucas after her husband's death. She learns their language and culture and teaches them about God.
When Saria Boudreaux finds a dead body in the Louisiana bayou near her home, her first instinct is to go to the police. But there's a problem: it looks like the victim may have been killed by a big cat - and her brothers are all shape-shifting leopards. Sent by the land's owner to investigate, leopard-shifter Drake Donovan is ready for anything - except the insatiable hunger that rocks him when he meets Saria. Deep in his soul he knows that she is destined to be his mate. Torn between protecting her brothers and finding the truth, Saria treads warily around the powerful shifter. Yet as they venture deep into the mysterious bayou on a hunt for the killer, Saria finds herself longing for Drake's touch and the sweet release of surrender . . .
TV reporter Candy Sloan has eyes the color of cornflowers and legs that stretch all the way to heaven. She also has somebody threatening to rearrange her lovely face if she keeps on snooping into charges of Hollywood racketeering.Spenser's job is to keep Candy healthy until she breaks the biggest story of her career. But her star witness has just bowed out with three bullets in his chest, two tough guys have doubled up to test Spenser's skill with his fists, and Candy is about to use her own sweet body as live bait in a deadly romantic game--a game that may cost Spenser his life.From the Paperback edition.
This is a tale about a dog we called Savage Sam. It's partly about me, too, and about Papa and Little Arliss and a girl named Lisbeth Searcy and some others. But it's mainly about Sam, on account of without him, there wouldn't have been much of a tale to tell or anybody left to tell it. Papa was the one named him Savage Sam. He did it as a joke. This was back when Sam was still just an old clumsy big-footed, rump-sprung pup.
Sexy bad boy shapeshifter Michael O'Dare grew up on the streets. When government soldiers finally captured and imprisoned him, he became a lab rat and a collared slave, never again allowed to be human. His escape allowed him to return to human form and head for freedom in the Western Territories. Robert Hamilton-Scott had lived by the code "You're careful, or you're caught" for too long to take chances now. The one risk he takes in his carefully controlled life is offering temporary shelter to shifters on the run like Michael. Robert knows it's definitely not safe to want the sexy renegade he's giving sanctuary to-passion is dangerous for a shapeshifter. As the soldiers close in he must choose between the careful life he's built or life on the run with the man who has captured his heart.
Though she was tiny in stature, Shirleen had always been self-reliant and adventurous. But when she wound up in the wilds of Wyoming with a brute of a husband who beat her incessantly, Shirleen knew she needed help. Her four-year-old daughter had mysteriously disappeared, and she herself had been taken captive by the notorious renegade Big Nose. She had almost given up hope when the most handsome man she'd ever seen swooped down on her captors, putting them to death and sweeping her up on his powerful steed. Chief Blue Thunder was a natural leader, a man in whom she could put her trust. Her troubles might seem an overwhelming burden, but his broad shoulders were equal to the task. And his hard body promised to lift her on wings of pleasure and send her roaring amid...Savage Skies.
"Ethically and morally, kids are works in progress. Throw in psychopathy and you've got a soul that will never be complete." In this powerful, disturbing book, bestselling author and noted child psychologist Jonathan Kellerman shines a penetrating light on antisocial youth--kids who kill without remorse--asserting that "psychopathic tendencies begin very early in life, as young as three, and they endure." Criticizing our quick impulse to blame violent movies or a "morally bankrupt" society, Kellerman convinces us that it is the kids themselves who need to be examined. Carefully. How do children become cold-blooded killers? Kellerman warns that today's aggressive bully is tomorrow's Mafia don, cult leader, or genocidal dictator. Violently psychopathic youths possess an overriding need for power, control, and stimulation, and all display a complete lack of regard for the humanity of others. He examines the origins of psychopathy and the ever-shifting debate between nurture and nature, offering some controversial solutions to dealing with homicidal tendencies in children. As timely as today's headlines, more gripping than fiction, Savage Spawn is a provocative look at the links between society and biology, children and violence. Kellerman's sobering message will remain with you long after the last page is turned.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyIn a blockbuster new series, America's leading Western writer captures the most violent chapter in frontier history--in the saga of a Yankee with a rifle, an outlaw with a grudge, and a little slice of hell called. . . Savage TexasFor renegades and pioneers, there is no place like Texas--as long as you have a gun and the guts to use it. Now, the Civil War is over. Carpetbaggers and scalawags rule Austin. Soldiers return to pillaged homes. Longhorns roam the wilds and the state is in chaos. Especially in a town called Hangtree. Sam Heller and Johnny Cross are Hangtree's newest citizens: Heller is a former Yankee soldier, a deadly shot, and a believer in right from wrong. Cross is a gun for hire with dark dreams of wealth and power--at any cost. Hangtree, with its rich grazing land and nearby mineral deposits, soon erupts in murderous violence. By fate and by choice, these two strangers will find themselves on opposite sides of the law. And Hangtree will soon erupt in murderous violence
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