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Deception at 20,000 feetTransporting pet supplies--and the occasional bunny--is routine for pilot Maria de Silva. Discovering drugs amidst her shipments of kitty litter is not. Out of fuel in the Oregon wilderness, Maria barely escapes with her life when dealers meet her on the runway. She finds refuge at Cy Sheridan's idyllic animal sanctuary--a whole new world for this city girl. But Maria fears that her drug-smuggling client will take revenge against the man--and animals--she's come to love. Is there a wolf in sheep's clothing lurking in the woods?
A savage-tempered wildcat enters Sugar Creek territory and stirs up lots of trouble. Before the adventure ends, the wildcat kills many prized animals. Bill Collins spends part of the time home alone with only God and his Savage .22 rifle to protect him. In the end, an unlikely hero saves Little Jim from certain tragedy. Follow the Sugar Creek Gang as they walk Jesus' narrow trail and try to avoid the "rabbit trails" that tempt them away. The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. More than three million copies later, children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life. Now that these stories have been updated for a new generation, you and your child can join in the Sugar Creek excitement. Paul Hutchen's memories of childhood adventures around the fishing hole, the swimming hole, the island, and the woods that surround Indiana's Sugar Creek inspired these beloved tales.
Former D. C. cop Leigh Ann Warren is starting a new job and looking forward to a blissful wedded life. But someone is not willing to let her escape so easily -- a lethal adversary with a grudge whos determined to make Leigh Ann pay . . . and keep paying. What begins as a series of petty harassments quickly escalates into more serious crimes, as a stranger driven by hate and unburdened by conscience steals Leigh Anns identity to threaten her extended family. And when her invisible enemy graduates to murder, Leigh Ann realizes that theres only one way to take back her life and stop the terror: She must beat a killer at her own twisted game.
The Real Story of John Wayne Gacy-- By the Man Who Helped Catch HimHe was a model citizen. a hospital volunteer. and one of the most sadistic serial killers of all time. But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb. Few could imagine what lay buried beneath his house of horrors--until a teenaged boy disappeared before Christmas in 1978, leading prosecutor Terry Sullivan on the greatest manhunt of his career. Reconstructing the investigation--from records of violence in Gacy's past, to the gruesome discovery of 29 corpses of abused boys in Gacy's crawlspace and four others found in the nearby river--Sullivan's shocking eyewitness account takes you where few true crime books ever go: inside the heart of a serial murder investigation and trial. This updated edition features new revelations that have emerged using DNA evidence to confirm the identities of additional victims--and 16 pages of dramatic photos. An unnerving true crime story of murder, terror, and justice. --Dallas Morning NewsGRIPPING. --Publishers WeeklyCHILLING. --Nashville BannerUNNERVING. --Dallas Morning News
This is the story of the investigation and trial of John Wayne Gacy who killed more than 25 young men.
In Killer Connections, the detective duo learns that the headmaster of The Willis Firth Academy is in peril along with his daughter--and maybe even the Hardys themselves! Can the boys wrap up their mission before someone loses a life?
Caught while swimming, Ranger Hatfield was completely at the mercy of the half-breed who coldly told him that gringos were unwanted in the area. As calmly as he could, Hatfield let him know he'd be on his way. But that wasn't good enough. An empire is at stake as Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield lays his life on the line in a savage land of ruthless killers. . .
Onboard facilities Pool 1, Caribbean DeckMet hot crewmember while soaking up the sun! The Santorini Restaurant, Olympia DeckHeard about last year's mysterious disappearance on board. What could have happened? Movie Theater, Fiesta DeckStill can't stand horror flicks. Too scary. Paris Boutique, Panama DeckThen again, so was my near-death fall overboard last night . . . Glamorama Spa, Bermuda DeckMust relax. No one's trying to kill me-I'm just being paranoid. Club Paradise, Diablo DeckBut what if someone does want me dead?
Wordsmith Jaine Austens ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say "bon voyage," Jaines all-expenses-paid trip to the Mexican Riviera seems destined to be a wreck. . . Things are already off to a rocky start when Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her luggage--her persnickety cat Prozac. Jaines sinking sensation grows stronger at dinner, where she meets chatty Emily Pritchard, a wealthy seventy-year-old whos traveling with her two nephews. Jaine cant help noticing the tension among them, especially when the cruises charming--and sleazy--British dancer, Graham, whisks Emily out onto the dance floor. Soon Emily is accepting Grahams invitations to every social event on the ship. Two nights later the bubbly couple announces their engagement, but the news is quickly overshadowed the next morning by the discovery of Grahams body with an ice pick protruding from his chest. . . Between hiding a furry fugitive, flirting with Emilys nephew Robbie, and baiting the hook for a clever murderer, Jaine is about to dive into her most dangerous case yet. . .
He's fast. She's furious. They're in for the ride of their lives. Rising star Roxanne St. Claire puts the pedal to the metal in a story of intrigue and passion that will get your heart racing!When sexy NASCAR racer Beau Lansing tracks down high society debutante Celeste Bennett, it's a matter of life or death. Stunned at the secret Beau reveals, Celeste is forced to make a life-altering decision. But with her love life on the skids and her family life in a tailspin, escaping incognito into Beau's world is just what she needs -- especially if she can get answers about her past. Beau needs Celeste to save a man's life -- he never expected a high-octane attraction that could wreck his well-protected heart. And when Celeste's life is threatened by someone who clearly knows her real identity, Beau has to risk everything -- including his own life -- to save her. With menacing forces in the driver's seat and time ticking too fast, the two must win the biggest race of all. . . the race for their lives and their love.
Killer Differentiators will show you how to differentiate any brand in any market, with 13 strategies that all successful brands use to get to the top. These are strategies that are easy to understand and simple to apply.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Countdown returns with a knock-out suspense thriller that pits a mother and son against a killer who's the stuff of nightmares. If you close your eyes, he'll get you. Sophie Dunston knows all too well how dreams can kill. As one of the nation's top sleep therapists, she specializes in the life-threatening night terrors that her ten-year-old son, Michael, suffers from. But she is also an expert in another kind of terror--the kind that can turn a dream life into a living nightmare in the blink of an eye. Someone is watching. He's a shadowy figure from out of her darkest fears and he hasn't forgotten her. In one shocking moment of violence, he'd shattered Sophie's world forever and left her with only one thing to live for: her son. But the nightmare isn't over for Sophie Dunston. It's just begun. He's been waiting. Sophie was supposed to die the first time around, but fate intervened. This time he'll make sure that not even a miracle will save her. It wasn't a miracle that saved Jock Gavin, but it was pretty close. A semiretired hit man, commando, and jack-of-all-deadly-trades, he knows what Sophie is up against--and that she'll need help. But the man he's chosen for the job is as unpredictable as he is dangerous. Matt Royd is a wild card-hard, cool, merciless-and putting him into play changes the game completely. But to whose advantage? Sophie will soon find out. She will have to trust Royd because she has no choices left. Because the bogeyman haunting her dreams is all too real and he's on the hunt again. Because the nightmare he's got planned for Sophie won't end when she wakes up screaming. It won't end. Ever.
FORENSIC GEOLOGIS Em has barely survived a series of life-altering events that have forced her to get to know herself all over again. Her longtime boyfriend is now a few months in her past, the future she had laid out for herself has evaporated into thin air, and her new man, Jack Sampler, has run away. Well, not run away, exactly, but has set off on a secret operation, possibly related to his job as an FBI agent, without telling Em where he is going or when he'll be back. It soon becomes clear that he's in Florida, perhaps as part of an investigation the FBI has been running on a cloud of dust moving into the atmosphere, ostensibly borne on winds from Africa, and the implications it has for global politics. But Em suspects something more sinister may be at work. Will Jack ever forgive her for following him to the southeast and butting in on his case? That is, if they get out of this situation with their relationship, not to mention their bodies, intact. With its suspenseful story, which begins in a cloud of dust and leads all the way to NASA, Killer Dust is another top-notch mystery full of the impeccably researched popular science and the complex, engaging characters Sarah Andrews's many fans have come to expect from her award-winning series.
Although the number of commercial Java games is still small compared to those written in C or C++, the market is expanding rapidly. Recent updates to Java make it faster and easier to create powerful gaming applications-particularly Java 3D-is fueling an explosive growth in Java games. Java games like Puzzle Pirates, Chrome, Star Wars Galaxies, Runescape, Alien Flux, Kingdom of Wars, Law and Order II, Roboforge, Tom Clancy's Politika, and scores of others have earned awards and become bestsellers. Java developers new to graphics and game programming, as well as game developers new to Java 3D, will find Killer Game Programming in Java invaluable. This new book is a practical introduction to the latest Java graphics and game programming technologies and techniques. It is the first book to thoroughly cover Java's 3D capabilities for all types of graphics and game development projects. Killer Game Programming in Java is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to program cool, testosterone-drenched Java games. It will give you reusable techniques to create everything from fast, full-screen action games to multiplayer 3D games. In addition to the most thorough coverage of Java 3D available, Killer Game Programming in Java also clearly details the older, better-known 2D APIs, 3D sprites, animated 3D sprites, first-person shooter programming, sound, fractals, and networked games. Killer Game Programming in Java is a must-have for anyone who wants to create adrenaline-fueled games in Java.
The bodies of seven women have been discovered in Skull Valley, Arizona. Jonah Young, a private security operative from Department 6, has been hired by the Yavapai County sheriff to assist in solving these murders. But Jonah's not prepared for the complications that arise when he's forced to work with a woman from his past, private investigator Francesca Moretti. Jonah betrayed Francesca ten years ago. She hasn't forgiven him and she's pretty sure she never will. But the woman she was hired to find has been murdered in exactly the same way as the seven in Skull Valley, so, Francescahasto work with Jonah. They quickly zero in on the most likely suspect-but questions remain. Questions they have to answer. Because if they bet on the wrong man, it might be the last thing they ever do....
Plus-sized P. I. Savannah Reid and her new husband, Dirk Coulter, were hoping for a little honeymoon excitement, but finding a freshly killed body on the beach wasn't what they had in mind. To their surprise, the recently deceased is Amelia Northrop, the popular L. A. anchorwoman whose super sexy looks landed her a super wealthy husband. Now, instead of hosting the news, Amelia will be the lead story. The local police clearly don't want Savannah's help, so she does a little digging on her own--and what she discovers could blow the case wide open. It seems Amelia crossed more than a few powerful people on her way to the top--and learned the hard way that karma can be a girl's worst enemy. The question is, who hated Amelia enough to shoot her dead in broad daylight? Savannah will have to find out, before a killer gets away with murder. . . Praise for G. A. McKevett's Buried in Buttercream"Readers will relish the author's trademark wit. " --Publishers Weekly"McKevett effortlessly weaves together a satisfying mystery, family hijinks, and a touching subplot. " --Booklist"A wonderful addition to the series. " --Suspense Magazine
Christmas approaches in 1354 and the town is gripped by the worst blizzards in living memory. The weather has trapped many travellers in the town, including Matthew's erstwhile love, Philippa, and her wealthy husband. In some ways he is relieved to accept Brother Michael's orders to identify a man found dead in a nearby church. However, it soon comes to light that the man was Philippa's husband's servant, and soon her husband himself is found dead. Was it an accident, or a more sinister death?
When her relationship with FBI agent Dutch Rivers skids to a halt, Abby Cooper is fully aware that a wedding isn't the best post-breakup scenario. But when a friend from the Mile High City finds herself short one bridesmaid, it doesn't take a professional psychic to see the opportunity for a much-needed getaway. High altitudes can be healing, and Abby reunites with friends--especially her childhood crush Duffy McGinnis, now town sheriff. . . not to mention tall, dark, and yummy. But Abby needs more than a shoulder to cry on. One bridesmaid after the next is mysteriously flying the coop, and Abby's intuition tells her their final destinations aren't pretty. With the wedding party falling apart and her gift of sight never quite so foggy, Abby has to save the date--and herself from becoming the next taffeta-clad target. . . .
Jason Steadman is a 30-year-old sales exec, witty and well-liked, but to his wife's chagrin, he lacks the killer instinct. That changes however when he hires a former Special Forces officer just back from Iraq. Good things start to happen to Jason, and bad things to his rivals...
Six teens spending the night in a haunted house must make a chilling choice in order to gain their freedom from the vampire imprisoning them--choose the one among them who will be the vampire's next victim.
He shot Jake Halloran in the head, then turned to me, smiling, the Luger held loosely in his right hand. "Hello, pal," he said. "My name's Ralph Angers. What's yours?" That's how I met him, this grave-looking, clean-cut, totally mad young man, who walked through my town with a gun, leaving a wake of tears and agony and murder behind him.
AN UNSEEN ENEMY Will Parry lost an arm in the Civil War, but he found the strength to carry on with his life, to build a future for himself and his family on a ranch in the Wyoming Rockies. But that bright future starts to turn dark when a shadowy gunman begins shooting at Parry's house. And that's just a taste of what's to come. It isn't long before Parry learns the identity of an enemy he never knew he had, a man with a bitter grudge still festering from the war. A man with the cunning of an animaland the cold-blooded patience of an executioner. Parry knows he'll die if he has to in order to protect his family, and when he looks out into the black night he also knows...
One of the mainstays of Prescott's Antiques and Appraisals has always been the cheerful and helpful assistant, Gretchen, who turned up unexpectedly just as Josie was setting up shop in New Hampshire. Gretchen has always been so dependable that it seems odd when she doesn't show up for work one day. Surprise soon turns to alarm when a dead body is found in Gretchen's house, with Gretchen the prime suspect. How much does Josie know about Gretchen, anyway? Enough to believe she isn't capable of murder, so Josie, with a crack team of antiques appraisers at her side, sets out to find the real killer and bring Gretchen home safely, no matter the cost.
Nancy J. Cohens Bad Hair Day mysteries are a cut above the rest--rich, full, and stylish. Now her beautician-sleuth Marla Shore puts down her curling iron and picks up her skills at detection when she books passage on a cruise ship with a killer aboard. . . Scissor-wielding sleuth Marla Shore is looking forward to a leisurely cruise with her fiancé Dalton Vail. Too bad Daltons teenage daughter and his parents are along for the ride. Instead of a seduction at sea, Marla is meeting the in-laws and hoping nothing goes too terribly wrong. Its a vain hope. A mysterious envelope stuck into her cabin door reads: I know what you did and I have what you want. If it hadnt been addressed to "Martha" Shore and obviously delivered by mistake, Marla might have feared it referred to the nudie pictures buried in her past. But that embarrassment would have been better than what the note does foretell: troubled waters lie dead ahead. So instead of cruise control, Marlas on high-alert, searching for the notes recipient before the cruise goes down the drain. If Marla doesnt find the culprit fast, this spunky stylist may end up with her own split end: caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Praise for Nancy J. Cohens Bad Hair Day Mystery Series. . . "Plenty of humor, snappy repartee, and even a healthy helping of current events. " --Fort Myers News-Press "An amateur sleuth who can handle a curling iron and murder clues with aplomb. . . a stylish series. " --Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel"Delightful. . . think The Love Boat meets Sex and the City. . . pick this one up posthaste!" --MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author
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