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Desolation Road (Desolation Road #1)

by Ian Mcdonald

Style and characterization as well as an intriguing plot are at the heart of this novel about the settlement of Mars

Desperado

by Diana Palmer

Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive enemy, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe-the head of a multinational corporation that fronts a child labor ring. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited with his childhood friend Maggie Barton.Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is now strong, independent and in charge of her own life-and, professionally, Cord's equal. She has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord...and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy.Cord cannot afford to be distracted during the most important case of his life. But Maggie plays an indispensable part in unraveling the links to his enemy's crimes. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can leave only one winner standing.

Desperado

by Diana Palmer

Risking his neck is all in a day's work... Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive enemy, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe-the head of a multinational corporation that fronts a child labor ring. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited with his childhood friend Maggie Barton. Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is now strong, independent and in charge of her own life-and, professionally, Cord's equal. She has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord...and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy. Cord cannot afford to be distracted during the most important case of his life. But Maggie plays an indispensable part in unraveling the links to his enemy's crimes. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can leave only one winner standing.

Desperado City

by Rebecca Coleman

When 14-year-old Elizabeth is found dead in the haunted house of a failing Catskills theme park, most of the citizens of nearby Eden Grove believe she must have taken her own life. However, the town's promising snowboard star, Danielle, thinks otherwise. She suspects a motive much darker than depression and becomes preoccupied with the circumstances surrounding the case. As the evidence grows, Danielle finds reasons to suspect many of her friends-and then she discovers that Avery, the runaway son of the park's owner, has turned up, living in the hayloft of the petting zoo barn. Even more disturbing, he's convinced he's on a mission from God.

The Desperado (Timeless Love)

by Patricia Rosemoor

WANTED Ryder Smith Dead or Alive He was dangerous--and gorgeous... a man wanted by many... When Willow Kane set out in search of her truant sister Tansy, she never imagined she'd have to go back a century to find her...or that she'd find love in the form of a reckless renegade named Ryder. With his blond hair, blue eyes and dark mustache, Ryder was a dead ringer for the Sundance Kid, with a reputation to match. Though Ryder was a mystery Willow longed to unravel, a century weighed heavily between them, as did a question on her lips: Could their love transcend the boundaries of time?

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

by John H. Ritter

Dillon town was built upon a gold mine, but baseball is more valuable to the villagers. They would give anything for the Dillon town Nine to join the ranks of professional ballplayers -- even help an outlaw on the run. Ritter brings the Old West to life in this prequel to "The Boy Who Saved Baseball".

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

by John H. Ritter

Dillontown was built upon a gold mine. Yet for the villagers, life is about something even more valuable: baseball. Home to the Dillontown Nine, they would give anything to join the ranks of professional ballplayers-even their gold. Yet to make it, they will need to defeat the world champion Chicago White Stockings-and their crooked owner, willing to wager anything for the mine, and willing to do anything to avoid losing. Fortunately, Dillontown is home to two boys who know a little something about winning. One is young Jack Dillon, nephew to Dillontown founder Long John Dillon. The other? A boy on the run, in need of a second chance: none other than Billy the Kid. One of the finest storytellers of our time, John H. Ritter brings the Old West to life in this prequel to his breakout success, The Boy Who Saved Baseball.

Desperado's Gold

by Linda Winstead Jones

When her Mustang Convertible's blown gasket leaves Catalina Lane stranded in the Arizona desert, all she hopes for is a tow truck to carry her to the nearest gas station. After being left alone at the altar, Catalina certainly doesn't expect to be swept off her feet any time soon. But when Desperado Jackson Cody whisks her away into the sunset and leads her back in time to the Old West, Catalina joins him for the ride. After all, this infamous gunslinger better known as "Kid Creede" never dreamed of a lovely 20th century lady falling into his hands. But the longer they're together the more she finds himself paralyzed by his dangerous touches and he, hungering for much more than what they have.

Desperate

by Daniel Palmer

Brimming with suspense and unrelenting twists, acclaimed author Daniel Palmer's latest thriller delves into the waking nightmare of a well meaning couple whose biggest--and most ordinary--dream has gone terrifyingly awry. . . Gage Dekker still blames himself for the car accident that claimed the lives of his first wife and young son. Then he meets Anna, who understands grief all too well. Within a year, Gage and Anna are married, his career is thriving, and both feel ready to become parents once more. After a heartbreaking miscarriage, they begin the long adoption process, until fate brings Lily into their lives. Young, pregnant, and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to Gage and Anna in exchange for financial support. It's the perfect arrangement for everyone. Seeing his wife's happiness and optimism for their new life and child, Gage begins to feel a sense of hope he thought he'd lost forever. But something isn't right once Lily enters their lives. At work and at home, Gage is being sabotaged, first in subtle ways, then things take a more sinister turn. Every attempt he makes to uncover the truth only drives a wedge between him and Anna. Even as he's propelled toward an unthinkable choice to save his marriage and his job, Gage discovers that the most chilling revelations are still to come. . . Praise for the novels of Daniel PalmerDesperate"If you've somehow missed reading Daniel Palmer, it's time to--pardon the pun--get Desperate. " -Harlan CobenStolen"Unrelentingly suspenseful. " --Publishers Weekly"A twisting, suspenseful chiller of a book. " --William LandayHelpless"Warning: once you start reading this novel, you will not stop!" --Lisa GardnerDelirious"Not just a great thriller debut, but a great thriller, period. " --Lee Child

Desperate Decisions

by Marilyn Mayo Anderson

Diana Thompson was raised in poverty by a devout Christian mother, but after her mother's death, Diana denounces God's existence. Now she's living the successful life she always dreamed about as a child, but she's still plagued with insecurities that drive her to doubt her husband's love for her. To make matters worse, she has to deal with the void in her heart from the guilt of an unforgettable act she committed and hid from her husband. Kendra Staten, Diana's best friend from childhood, struggled to climb out of the impoverished life she lived. Unlike Diana's religious upbringing, Kendra was raised by a mother with immoral standards. Against all odds, Kendra gave her life to Christ and strives to be a virtuous wife and First Lady at her husband's church. But Kendra's faith and integrity will soon be tested by a present tragedy, as well as a past mistake. Pricilla Battle and Aquila Savino, friends since they were both orphaned as children, are dealing with their own difficulties. Pricilla moves to Raleigh, North Carolina in search of her true identity, not knowing that the man she falls in loves with just might hold the key. Aquila flees from an abusive husband and moves in with Pricilla. She struggles to pursue a new life for herself however, she will soon discover that the solace of the new home she cherishes will be short lived. These four women will have to make some very difficult decisions and search for help from God to get through trying times.

Desperate Decisions

by Marilyn Mayo Anderson

Diana Thompson was raised in poverty by a devout Christian mother, but after her mother's death, Diana denounces God's existence. Now she's living the successful life she always dreamed about as a child, but she's still plagued with insecurities that drive her to doubt her husband's love for her. To make matters worse, she has to deal with the void in her heart from the guilt of an unforgettable act she committed and hid from her husband. Kendra Staten, Diana's best friend from childhood, struggled to climb out of the impoverished life she lived. Unlike Diana's religious upbringing, Kendra was raised by a mother with immoral standards. Against all odds, Kendra gave her life to Christ and strives to be a virtuous wife and First Lady at her husband's church. But Kendra's faith and integrity will soon be tested by a present tragedy, as well as a past mistake. Pricilla Battle and Aquila Savino, friends since they were both orphaned as children, are dealing with their own difficulties. Pricilla moves to Raleigh, North Carolina in search of her true identity, not knowing that the man she falls in loves with just might hold the key. Aquila flees from an abusive husband and moves in with Pricilla. She struggles to pursue a new life for herself; however, she will soon discover that the solace of the new home she cherishes will be short lived. These four women will have to make some very difficult decisions and search for help from God to get through trying times.

Desperate Deeds

by Dee Davis

As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto "Duty First" and doesn't have time for personal attachments . . . until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership. BURNED BY BETRAYAL When Tyler meets Owen Wakefield, a handsome British operative, she seduces him with no intention of ever seeing him again. But then the sexy Brit is brought into A-Tac, and despite Tyler's efforts to keep her distance, she finds herself falling for him. Trusting him. Owen seems too good to be true - and he is. He's hiding his true motives and identity, and no matter how he feels about Tyler, he can't keep her secrets. One of A-Tac's members has turned traitor and helped terrorists to hijack a shipment of nuclear weapons. As witnesses start dying and evidence starts disappearing, Owen and Tyler must race to find the mole - and prevent a final, cataclysmic act of destruction.

The Desperate Deputy of Cougar Hill

by Louis Trimble

Cameron was his name. He looked like a lawman, he wore a tin badge, but the owl-hooters knew him as a bank robber who had turned traitor. And they set a trap to catch him with a band loaded with gold dust, a rangeland studded with blotched brands, and a scheme worthy of the wildcats that gave Cougar Hill its name. But Cameron had some cougar blood in his own veins, and desperation put a deadly edge to his trigger fangs.

Desperate Duchesses

by Eloisa James

Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title . . . of games played for high stakes, including--on occasion--a lady's virtue. A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage--until he lays eyes on Roberta. Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny. Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?

Desperate Duchesses

by Eloisa James

Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title . . . of games played for high stakes, including--on occasion--a lady's virtue.A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage--until he lays eyes on Roberta.Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?

Desperate Engagement: How a Little-known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed American History

by Marc Leepson

The July 9, 1864, Battle of Monocacy is one of the Civil War's most significant, yet little-known, battles. What played out that day in the corn and wheat fields near Frederick, Maryland, was a full-field engagement between 12,000 battle-hardened Confederate troops led by the controversial Jubal Early, and 5,800 Union troops, many of them untested in battle, under the mercurial Lew Wallace, best known as the author of Ben Hur. When the fighting ended, some 1,300 Union troops were dead, wounded, or captured, and Early- who suffered some 800 casualties- had won the northernmost Confederate victory of the war. Two days later, Early sat astride his horse outside the gates of Fort Stevens in the upper northwestern fringe of Washington, D.C. He was about to make one of the war's most fateful decisions: whether or not to invade the under-defended nation's capital. There was near panic in the streets when Washington learned of the impending Rebel attack. But Jubal Early did not pull the trigger, giving General Ulysses S. Grant just enough time to bring thousands of veteran troops up from Richmond. Historian Marc Leepson uses memoirs, diaries, and other primary sources in a reader-friendly and engaging retelling of the events surrounding what became known as "the Battle that Saved Washington," its impact on the last nine months of the Civil War, and on the course of American history.

The Desperate Game (A Guinevere Jones Novel #1)

by Jayne Castle

Available digitally for the first time! Meet Guinevere Jones--a woman with a talent for love and trouble--from New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle. It's hard to keep a small business afloat, just ask Guinevere Jones, owner of a struggling temp agency. And security consultant Zac Justis isn't making her life any easier. After he blackmails Gwen into helping him solve a computer crime, she finds herself caught in a web of suspense, danger--and love.

Desperate Journey

by Jim Murphy

In the mid-1800s, with both her father and her uncle in jail on an assault charge, Maggie, her brother, and her ailing mother rush their barge along the Erie Canal to deliver their heavy cargo or lose everything.

Desperate Magic

by Rebecca York

Book three of The Chronicles of Arandal. Willow was left behind when her sister Rowan fled Valleyhold and became Queen of Arandal. Now she's receiving broken telepathic messages from the new queen, begging for help. She'll do anything to reach her, even if that means risking her life to break through Valleyhold's protective magic. Dragon shifter Cullendor sees opportunity in Willow's desperation. He needs someone to show him how humans behave so he can steal the throne of Arandal from Rowan's husband. After he saves Willow's life, he thinks she's just the woman to teach him. But when he seduces her, he's not expecting her to teach him how to love.As Willow and Cullendor draw closer to Rowan, Cullendor begins to wonder whether power is really more important to him than love. But once Willow discovers the secrets he's been hiding, how will he convince her that his feelings are real?22,000 words

Desperate Magic

by Valerie Kivelson

In the courtrooms of seventeenth-century Russia, the great majority of those accused of witchcraft were male, in sharp contrast to the profile of accused witches across Catholic and Protestant Europe in the same period. While European courts targeted and executed overwhelmingly female suspects, often on charges of compacting with the devil, the tsars' courts vigorously pursued men and some women accused of practicing more down-to-earth magic, using poetic spells and home-grown potions. Instead of Satanism or heresy, the primary concern in witchcraft testimony in Russia involved efforts to use magic to subvert, mitigate, or avenge the harsh conditions of patriarchy, serfdom, and social hierarchy. Broadly comparative and richly illustrated with color plates, Desperate Magic places the trials of witches in the context of early modern Russian law, religion, and society. Piecing together evidence from trial records to illuminate some of the central puzzles of Muscovite history, Kivelson explores the interplay among the testimony of accusers, the leading questions of the interrogators, and the confessions of the accused. Assembled, they create a picture of a shared moral vision of the world that crossed social divides. Because of the routine use of torture in extracting and shaping confessions, Kivelson addresses methodological and ideological questions about the Muscovite courts' equation of pain and truth, questions with continuing resonance in the world today. Within a moral economy that paired unquestioned hierarchical inequities with expectations of reciprocity, magic and suspicions of magic emerged where those expectations were most egregiously violated. Witchcraft in Russia surfaces as one of the ways that oppression was contested by ordinary people scrambling to survive in a fiercely inequitable world. Masters and slaves, husbands and wives, and officers and soldiers alike believed there should be limits to exploitation and saw magic deployed at the junctures where hierarchical order veered into violent excess.

Desperate Measures

by Fern Michaels

The spellbinding story of a love triangle, and the heartbreak and elation that come with the search for true love. Pete Sorenson is an orphan who spends his childhood shuttling from one foster home to another. The only constant is his memory of Barney, a friend he had to leave behind after his mother died. Pete keeps the image of Barney forever in his mind, as a kind of guardian angel he can turn to, especially in times of trouble. The Pete's life takes a turn found only in fairy tales: a wealthy uncle whisks him away to enjoy the kind of life only money and education make possible. Pete goes to law school, and it is there that he meets Annie. Smart and funny, Annie is the best friend Pete has had since Barney. But it seems Annie is not to be the love of Pete's life. For in his early thirties, Pete falls in love with Maddie Stern across a crowded room. Maddie had been a foster child too, and along with her breathtaking beauty she seems to understand Pete as no one else can. But just days before the wedding, Maddie disappears. His world shattered, Pete reaches out to the one person who has always been there for him. Annie leaves behind her life in Boston to pick up the pieces for Pete, both of them knowing that Maddie must be out there somewhere . . . .

Desperate Measures

by David Morrell

Famous for his suspenseful fiction that delivers sheer emotional power, David Morrell, the bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fifth Profession, and Assumed Identity, here presents a mesmerizing novel of intrigue and high-action thrills...Fallen star journalist Matt Pittman holds a gun in his hand, ready to commit suicide... until he's abruptly interrupted by a phone call and a bizarre assignment: to write the obituary of a man who is not yet dead. Suddenly, clinging desperately to a life he'd so recently been eager to discard, Matt is thrust into the heart of a global conspiracy whose sinister machinations promise a terrifying endgame. He will find himself both a murder suspect by the police and a target for murder by invisible assassins determined to destroy him. Now Matt Pittman is on a desperate, great final story -- and his last byline may be written on a tombstone.

Desperate Measures

by Christy Barritt

FRAMED FOR MURDER Accused of murdering her estranged husband, widowed mother Samantha Rogers panics and flees. But the real killer is now after her and her son. She's desperate to find a safe haven where her past is secret. So when John Wagner offers her room and board in exchange for work on a remote island in the Chesapeake Bay, she moves to Smuggler's Cove. Samantha longs to tell her handsome boss why she's always looking over her shoulder. But when danger arrives on shore, the truth may put John in a killer's crosshairs.

Desperate Measures (Jennie McGrady #11)

by Patricia H. Rushford

Jennie McGrady's Labor Day weekend promises relaxation and fun when she visits a fur farm run by family acquaintances. Jennie's anticipation of the trip grows when she learns Scott Chambers, an old friend, has taken a job at the very same farm. But on her first night there, the mink are released from a neighboring farm--and Jennie fears the sometimes volatile Scott may have been behind it. Scott Chambers' participation in extreme animal rights activities is in the past--or so he claims. Jennie wants to believe him, but his arrival to the area just before the mink release seems more than coincidence. And when Bob Sutherland, the affected farmer, turns up missing, suspicion falls on Scott. Aleshia Sutherland makes no secret of her involvement with the radical Animal Rights Movement--and has been kicked out of her parents' house because of it. Does she despise her father's line of work so much that she would hurt him? Can Jennie look beyond her personal feelings to find the truth?

Desperate Measures (Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys SuperMystery #18)

by Carolyn Keene

(Back Cover) AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO INFILTRATE A COMPANY OF CRIMINALS An urgent call from longtime friend Molly Keegan brings NANCY DREW to Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. Molly's father, Lambert Keegan, a top scientist at Tercon Industries, has suddenly vanished, and the only clue to his whereabouts is a scribbled reminder of an afternoon meeting at the Reflecting Pool in the nation's capital. Nancy arrives at the rendezvous just in time to spot someone who looks like Lambert with a woman ... moments before the woman is shot! Meanwhile... As the man flees into the crowd, Nancy returns to find none other than Frank Hardy administering to the victim's wound. THE HARDYS, who have just flown in from Florida, also hoped to talk to the woman, an official with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A monster hurricane has destroyed a friend's new resort. The reason: a faulty product manufactured by Tercon Industries! Nancy, Frank, and Joe head to Lambert's remote mountain cabin in search of answers: Is Molly's father the author of the conspiracy -- or its next target?

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