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From the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers: The first in a nail-biting new series featuring Kick Lannigan, a young woman whose complicated past has given her a very special skill set.Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick captured America's hearts when she was rescued five years later. Now, twenty-one, she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing child case that will put her talents to the test. Trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist and bomb maker by her abductor, Kick could not return to the life of the average young girl after her release. So, in lieu of therapy, she mastered martial arts, boxing, and knife throwing; learned how to escape from the trunk of a car, jimmy a pair of handcuffs, and walk without making a sound--all before she was thirteen. Kick has trained herself to be safe. But then two children go missing in three weeks, and an enigmatic and wealthy former weapons dealer approaches her with a proposition. John Bishop uses his fortune and contacts to track down missing children. Not only is he convinced Kick can help recover the two children--he won't take no for an answer. With lives hanging in the balance, Kick is set to be the crusader she has always imagined herself. Little does she know that the answers she and Bishop seek are hidden in one of the few places she doesn't want to navigate--the dark corners of her own mind. A heart-stopping, entertaining thrill ride, One Kick announces the arrival of a blistering new series by a stunning talent in the thriller realm.
The cataclysm began more than a century earlier, when the King of Ayr died before naming an heir to the throne, and damned his realm to chaos. The cold-blooded conspiracies of the Renne and the Wills--each family desirous of the prize of rule--would sunder the one kingdom, and spawn generations of hatred and discord.<P> Now Toren Renne, leader of his great and troubled house, dreams of peace--a valiant desire that has spawned hostility among his kinsmen, and vicious internal plots against his life. In the opposing domain, Elise Wills's desire for freedom is to be crushed, as an unwanted marriage to an ambitious and sinister lord looms large. As always, these machinations of nobles are affecting the everyday lives of the common folk--and feeding a bonfire of animosity that has now trapped an unsuspecting young Valeman Tam and two fortune-hunting friends from the North in its high, killing flames.<P> But the closer Toren comes to achieving his great goal of uniting two enemy houses, the more treachery flowers. Nobles and mystics alike conspire to keep the realm divided, knowing that only in times of strife can their power grow.<P> And perhaps the source of an unending misery lies before an old king's passing, beyond the scope of history, somewhere lost in a fog of myth and magic roiling about an ancient enchanter named Wyrr--who bequeathed to his children terrible gifts that would poison their lives...and their deaths. It is a cursed past and malevolent sorcery that truly hold the land, its people, and its would-be rulers bound. And before the already savaged kingdom can become one again, all Ayr will drown in a sea of blood.
For those who have not been to law school, Turow makes the experience breathe; for those who have, he recalls it vividly. His book is an important document, albeit a personal one, because it raises disturbing questions about the means and ends of legal education.
What J. D. needs is a little peace and quiet. He is trying to run two restaurants, keep his daughter from dropping out of college, and satisfy his lonely, aging mother. Cash begins to disappear from one of the restaurants, and he and his wife argue about how to deal with the problem.One tranquil evening, J. D. takes off on a ride in the country to clear his mind. Top down, setting sun, wind in his hair ... leak in the radiator. When he walks up to an old farmhouse to ask for water, he finds a family living in poverty, and vows to help. When he returns with groceries, he can't find them or the house--although he's not lost. While J. D. struggles to make sense of this mystery, his behavior creates doubt in his marriage, and even his best friend thinks he's crazy. And when he solves it, his life is changed forever.
Set in England's legendary Peak District, Stephen Booth's acclaimed mysteries tell tales of men and women under siege by both ordinary life and extraordinary crime. Now, in a stunning, fascinatingly intelligent novel, Booth's uneasy young policeman, Ben Cooper, encounters an enigma that begins with a shocking murder and a victim's . . . One Last Breath Around the ancient cave system in Derbyshire are thronging tourists, a medieval castle, and the thriving town of Castleton. With its underground tunnels and caverns, it's the perfect place for a man to hide-or vanish. Detective Constable Ben Cooper and Detective Sergeant Diane Fry are looking for such a man, one who is on a rampage of revenge. After thirteen years in prison, Mansell Quinn has emerged a man enraged. Hours after violating his parole, Quinn is the chief suspect in a fresh murder. And his original sin-the brutal killing of his lover-still haunts the valley. Because Quinn has always maintained his innocence, the people who lined up against him then are in dire danger now. Ben may be one of those people, for he is the son of the cop who had arrested Quinn thirteen years earlier. But while his department races to find Quinn, Ben wonders if the man was indeed guilty of the first crime. Even when another new victim is found, Ben stubbornly clings to the old case-and makes himself an open target for a killer. For Ben, the real story of Mansell Quinn is as hidden as the caves beneath them. His search for answers will lead him on a twisting, harrowing journey through that maze of darkness-into the shocking light of truth. From the Hardcover edition.
A shocking murder forces a family to come to terms with its pastEach of Lydia Seagrave's daughters is unhappy in her own way. Although a successful novelist, Daphne is professionally stunted and bored with her doctor husband. Her sister Kitty, the owner of a small California tea room, feels empty without a child. And Alex, the youngest, is a recent divorcée who is having trouble just paying her rent. When the three girls return home for their parents' fortieth wedding anniversary, they hardly expect to be confronted with murder. Their father is dead, and Lydia was found with the smoking gun. As she goes on trial the three sisters struggle to solve the mystery of why their mother, a seemingly devoted wife, would murder their father in cold blood, uncovering family secrets that threaten to tear them all apart and confronting their own unhappiness along the way. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
The papers dubbed beautiful Thea Harper Westport's Black Widow. They said she lured Senator Simon Gallatin to her home for a night of deadly passion. But psychiatrists insisted it was a short circuit of the mind, a rare seizure disorder, that had unleashed Thea's murderous rage. They say it took inhuman strength to kill him. Now, even after the trial, the gruesome testimony of detectives and forensic specialists, Thea can't remember the horrifying moment when she struck Simon down...only its hideous aftermath: the torrent of blood, the broken corpse, the cold steel bite of the handcuffs as the police led her away. They say I struck him seven times. After six months in a posh Connecticut mental hospital, Thea is back home with her daughter, eager to make a new start. If only the community would let her forget ... if only the chief of police wasn't after her ... if only the senator's mother wasn't vowing revenge. And if only Thea could be sure she's really been cured. For soon the killing begins again. And once more Thea can't remember...even when she wakes up with her hands stained with blood.
Gin-Yung Suh is dying! A crushed Todd Wilkins is devastated by the news--especially since he's been rekindling his love for Elizabeth Wakefield during Gin-Yung's hour of need. Now he must take what little time he has to make it up to her--to fill her last days with laughter instead of tears. Tom Watts madly loves Elizabeth. But she's too busy with Todd to notice. Tom's determined to tell Elizabeth how he feels, how he's sorry for all he's done. It's never too late for true love... is it? Undercover cop Nick Fox is hot on the trail of a dangerous felon... until feisty Jessica Wakefield gets involved and blows the whole case. Something's got to change for Nick. He can't be a cop and Jessica's boyfriend at the same time. But can he live without her?
Linda Lael Miller ignites the combustible passion between attorney Clare Westbrook and homicide detective Tony Sonterra in this page-turning conclusion to her bestselling trilogy of "heart-stopping suspense" (Winter Haven News, FL). A senseless murder. A sizzling adventure. Clare Westbrook is a survivor who built her law practice from sheer determination -- and an unexpected inheritance. Now Clare, carrying her lover Tony Sonterra's child, has taken the biggest risk of all: saying "yes" to his marriage proposal and finally burying her lifelong commitment phobia. So why is fear running through her veins and haunting her dreams? Sonterra is fired up to leave Phoenix for small-town Arizona, to replace the town's missing police chief and target a lethal desert crime ring. Clare's willing to stand by her man, but her fiancé won't be the only one flirting with danger on the job: as a special investigator for the D.A.'s office, Clare is plunged into a race to find a missing child whose mother was murdered -- a hot case that puts Clare's safety, and that of her unborn child, on the edge. For in a place where secrets have nowhere to hide, the promise of Clare's bright future could vanish in the blink of an eye....
New York Times Bestseller When Youre Caught In A Killers Web. . . Twelve women have vanished, leaving behind no trace or clue--their whereabouts still a mystery after eleven years. . . The Only Thing That Can Save You Is. . . Amelia Faraday is beautiful, smart, and a walking disaster. Suffering from blackouts, she also suffers from something worse--the feeling that she is personally involved in a series of deaths. One Last Scream. . . Now as a new series of murders begins, and she continues to suffer from blackouts, Amelia is left wondering if she is a cold-blooded killer--or a pawn in a deadly game thats only just beginning. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin OBrien "A fast-paced thriller. . . OBriens crisp, clear writing, and taut suspense elevate this above similar fare. " --Publishers Weekly "Another page-turner. "--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
New York Times BestsellerWhen You're Caught In A Killer's Web. . . Twelve women have vanished, leaving behind no trace or clue--their whereabouts still a mystery after eleven years... The Only Thing That Can Save You Is. . . Amelia Faraday is beautiful, smart, and a walking disaster. Suffering from blackouts, she also suffers from something worse--the feeling that she is personally involved in a series of deaths. One Last Scream. . . Now as a new series of murders begins, and she continues to suffer from blackouts, Amelia is left wondering if she is a cold-blooded killer--or a pawn in a deadly game that's only just beginning. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin O'Brien "A fast-paced thriller. . .O'Brien's crisp, clear writing, and taut suspense elevate this above similar fare." --Publishers Weekly "Another page-turner."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Seasonby Tony La Russa
Autobiography of the LA Dodgers manager.
Blood is thicker than pride. The final book in the Elite Operative Series brings together foes, family, and friends to start a new order. Special Agent Switch needs to get close to Greek tycoon Konstantinos Lykourgos, the prime suspect in the theft of a priceless ancient icon from a monastery on Mount Athos. His accomplice is the EOO's recurring nemesis: Theodora Rothschild, aka TQ, the Broker. Ariadne Lykourgos, heir to her father's shipping empire, expects to have a much-needed holiday on the family yacht with her friends. But the arrival of a new crew member challenges her values and tests her loyalties. Will Agent Switch be strong enough to keep secrets from Ariadne, and will Ariadne be able to cope with the truth?
Through a series of oversights, 13-year-old Mandy is left home alone for the weekend with just her big dog. Her twin, who was the brave one, had died in a freak accident when they were 10. Strange occurrences in the big house leave Mandy afraid and confused. She finds a boy her age who has taken his toddler brother and run away. He claims the babysitter's friends are trying to kidnap the little boy, that the wealthy father will pay a large ransom. The kidnappers come after them, and the chase is on. Mandy's schizophrenic uncle plays a pivotal role in saving them all. The reader will be caught up in the fast-paced story to find how it all ends.
Merriam-Webster, move over! Until now, no English dictionary ever found the fun or the fascination in revealing the meanings of letters. One-Letter Words, a Dictionary illuminates the more than 1,000 surprising definitions associated with each letter in the English alphabet. For instance, Conley uncovers seventy-six distinct uses of the letter X, the most versatile, most printed letter in the English language. Using facts, figures, quotations, and etymologies, the author provides a complete and enjoyable understanding of the one-letter word. Conley teaches us that each letter's many different meanings span multiple subjects, including science-B denotes a blood type and also is a symbol for boron on the periodic table of elements-and history-in the Middle Ages, B was branded on a blasphemer's forehead. With the letter A, he reminds us that A is not only a bra size, but also a musical note. One-Letter Words, a Dictionary is a rich, thought-provoking, and curious compendium of the myriad definitions attributed to each letter of the English alphabet. This book is the essential desk companion, gift, or reference volume for a vast array of readers: wordsmiths, puzzle lovers, teachers, students, librarians, and armchair linguists will all find One-Letter Words, a Dictionary a must-have.
Warhorse, gadfly, storyteller, naturalist--there is no simple category to contain the vibrant prose voice of Edward Abbey. And this snappy collection of essays displays the author of "Desert Solitaire" and "The Monkey-Wrench Gang" at the height of his curmudgeonry.
Do you feel that if you could get rid of some of the chaos in your work life, you could take your performance to a greater level? Do you stay late at the office many nights, trying to empty an inbox that never seems to diminish? Do you have difficulty dealing with cantankerous bosses or passive-aggressive coworkers? Do you find yourself checking your BlackBerry--almost against your will--during dates, family dinners, or your children's soccer games? If you've answered yes to any of the above, chances are you feel fragmented, pulled in too many directions at once, frustrated. Your work life has taken over your personal life.In The One-Life Solution, Dr. Henry Cloud, consultant, bestselling author of the Boundaries series and Integrity, and clinical psychologist, examines the workplace. He demonstrates how our failure to maintain a unified life with good boundaries at the office not only blurs the line between the professional and the personal, but leaves us less equipped to deal with the problems of today's workplace: stress, heavy workload, and a blistering pace. As a result, we are overworked, overstressed, and unhappier than ever. Through real-world examples from years of working with leaders at companies large and small, Dr. Cloud shows us how to construct and enforce better boundaries against the technological devices, bullying bosses, and distracting coworkers who invade our time and space.From conducting an audit of your time, to developing a policy of who you are and what you stand for, to learning how to overcome a paralyzing inability to say no, Dr. Cloud provides invaluable strategies and scripts for moving toward a more unified, coherent sense of self and a life that fully encompasses work, family, and spirituality. In a clear, conversational voice, he will help you develop the ability to:contain self-destructive behavior and keep it from spreading.define yourself and know who you are.set limits when needed.communicate effectively.learn how to improve your performance at the office and outside it.By starting to do what's best for you, you'll find the key to living the one happy, fulfilling life that only you can live.
Do you feel that if you could get rid of some of the chaos in your work life, you could take your performance to a greater level? Do you stay late at the office many nights, trying to empty an inbox that never seems to diminish? Do you have difficulty dealing with cantankerous bosses or passive-aggressive coworkers? Do you find yourself checking your BlackBerry--almost against your will--during dates, family dinners, or your children's soccer games? If you've answered yes to any of the above, chances are you feel fragmented, pulled in too many directions at once, frustrated. Your work life has taken over your personal life. In The One-Life Solution, Dr. Henry Cloud, consultant, bestselling author of the Boundaries series and Integrity, and clinical psychologist, examines the workplace. He demonstrates how our failure to maintain a unified life with good boundaries at the office not only blurs the line between the professional and the personal, but leaves us less equipped to deal with the problems of today's workplace: stress, heavy workload, and a blistering pace. As a result, we are overworked, overstressed, and unhappier than ever. Through real-world examples from years of working with leaders at companies large and small, Dr. Cloud shows us how to construct and enforce better boundaries against the technological devices, bullying bosses, and distracting coworkers who invade our time and space. From conducting an audit of your time, to developing a policy of who you are and what you stand for, to learning how to overcome a paralyzing inability to say no, Dr. Cloud provides invaluable strategies and scripts for moving toward a more unified, coherent sense of self and a life that fully encompasses work, family, and spirituality. In a clear, conversational voice, he will help you develop the ability to: contain self-destructive behavior and keep it from spreading. define yourself and know who you are. set limits when needed. communicate effectively. learn how to improve your performance at the office and outside it. By starting to do what's best for you, you'll find the key to living the one happy, fulfilling life that only you can live.
What Do You Call Cheese that Isn't Yours? One-liners. The jokes are known for little more than eliciting a groan or two from you. But since Jeffery Dean came up with this handy booklet for teens, one-liners have become a handy tool. These quotes, questions, and statements will cut to the chase and spark the, "Hmmmhellip;I never thought of that before!" section of your gray matter. Some are funny, some are convicting. Each is thought-provoking. Bring a little simplicity back to your complicated life. Don't expect the world's problems to be solved or all of your personal troubles to immediately go away. But do look for plenty of food for thought about what really matters. By the way, the cheese that doesn't belong to you? It's nacho cheese. (A cheesier one-liner than anything you'll find in this book. ) Think. Do you live life looking back or looking forward? But not too hard. God has your name tattooed on His heart. Tattoos are permanent. Funny and deep. Surprising and smart. One-liners to put you on top of your day. [endorsements]: "Jeffrey Dean has a way of zeroing in on today's youth culture. He knows teens and how to communicate the love of Jesus to them in a way that captures their attention and convicts their hearts. " Josh McDowell, author and communicator Story Behind the Book "Jeffrey Dean has a way of zeroing in on today's youth culture. He knows teens and how to communicate the love of Jesus to them in a way that captures their attention and convicts their hearts. " Josh McDowell, author and communicator "Jeffrey communicates to teens in their language. " Dawson McAllister, radio host,Dawson McAllister Live! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jane Day is on the run from the paid assassin who had been her fiancé. In Wichita Falls, Texas, she meets Nellie Luckadeau, a spitfire of an old lady who desperately needs someone to work on her ranch. But Nellie's drop-dead gorgeous grandson "Lucky Slade" is sure he can spot a con artist a mile away. He's determined not to let some upstart like Jane fleece his granny. When his signature intimidation methods don't convince Jane to leave, he pours on the charm to make her spill what she's up to. She's happy to play along, but she's not going to let this hot, hostile cowboy run her off his land when all she needs is a lucky break...
Steven Bennett thinks he has the worst luck. He's had to move to a new town and leave his best friend and Little League team behind. What's worse, Steven's mother wants him to be friends with the girl next door-- tutu-wearing Lucinda. Yeah, right. Nothing can make prissy Lucinda and sports-and-science buff Steven see eye to eye--until they find an orphaned baby squirrel. They name him Lucky, but his luck could run out unless Steven and Lucinda care for him... together. Sparks fly (and so do laughs) in this funny novel about finding things in unexpected places--especially new friends. The text of and pictures in Steven's science journal are included and described.
No one does wickedly funny and irresistibly steamy like New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands--especially in this red-hot romance between a reluctant vampire and the beauty who needs his help. Luck be a vampire tonight . . . When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen--and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all. . . . and every night Who wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire?Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his newstate before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First, he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.
A delightful new contemporary romance novella from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London. One winter's night a blizzard sweeps across the country, demonstrating that fate can change the course of lives in an instant...and fate has got a sense of humor.Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty are high profile ad execs in cutthroat competition for a client. When a major winter storm puts New York City on lockdown, the two rivals have to make it through the night together-oh, the many ways in which opposites attract...Praise for Julia London:"London knows how to keep pages turning...winningly fresh and funny." -Publishers Weekly, on RITA Award nominee The Bridesmaid