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The glaciers had covered the world with ice. But when a gap opens in the ice-wall, the men who call themselves Rulers emerge. "The Golden Shrine" continues the alternate Bronze Age epic begun in "Beyond the Gap."
In the tenth Rick Brant book, Rick and Scotty join Tony and Chahda to travel to an island in the Philippines. The peaceful expedition quickly turns into a battle when a corrupt official learns that the expedition hopes to recover a priceless skull made of solid gold. The official uses everything in his power to steal the skull, and the battle is waged in some of the remotest rice terraces in the Philippines. This is another Rick Brant science adventure story that you don't want to miss!
A daring debutante solves the crimes of upper-crust Manhattan in this groundbreaking story collection from the queen of American mystery Violet Strange has a secret. A vivacious socialite, she is one of the most sought-after women in New York--as a private investigator. Between well-heeled excursions to the opera and fabulous dinner parties, Violet uses her lively charms to investigate the dark side of Gilded Age society. From the daughter of an important businessman accused of theft on a grand scale, to the suspected murder-suicide of the husband and child of a society woman, to the lost will of a financier whose death greatly affected the money market, Violet expertly sleuths out hidden clues, all the while protecting her secret identity. But the greatest puzzle of all may be what compels Miss Strange to undertake this outlandish work in the first place, and what it may afford--or cost--her in the end. Originally published in 1915, The Golden Slipper is the debut entry in the Violet Strange series, often credited as first in the famed "girl detectives" mystery genre. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
After mother tells Hector the story of the golden snowflake, he sets out to find it. All of the animals in the forest help, but they do not find it. They do have a good lunch and a lot of fun. ... A story guaranteed to warm your heart.
Trying to determine why his last two clients were ruthlessly murdered, Nero Wolfe wonders if the answer is linked to a young boy who turns up at his brownstone apartment and finds clues in a gray Cadillac, a mysterious woman, and spider-shaped earrings.
A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: the only giant golden spruce on earth. When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a mystery surrounding a shocking act of protest. Five months earlier, logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin had plunged naked into a river in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, towing a chainsaw. When his night's work was done, a unique Sitka spruce, 165 feet tall and covered with luminous golden needles, teetered on its stump. Two days later it fell. As vividly as John Krakauer puts readers on Everest, John Vaillant takes us into the heart of North America's last great forest.
A haunting literary drama, with a ripped-from-the headlines urgency reminiscent of Defending Jacob and Sue Miller's While I Was Gone, Golden State asks hard questions about the limits of loyalty and the bounds of family ties.Growing up in the 1960s in one of California's most prominent political families, Natalie Askedahl worshipped her big brother, Bobby, a sensitive math prodigy who served as her protector and confidante. But after Bobby left home at sixteen on a Princeton scholarship, something changed between them. Now that Natalie is happily married, with a career and two young daughters, her only real regret is losing Bobby. Then, a bomb explodes in the middle of her seemingly ideal life. Her oldest daughter is on the Stanford campus when one person is killed and another maimed. Other bombings follow across California. Frightened for her family, Natalie grows obsessed with the case until she makes an unthinkable discovery: the bomber's manifesto reads alarmingly like the last letter she has from Bobby. Unsure of whom to sacrifice and whom to protect, Natalie is confronted with a terrible choice that will send her down a rabbit hole of confusion, lies, and betrayals. As her life splits irrevocably into before and after, she begins to learn that some of the most dangerous things in the world are the stories we tell ourselves.
Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Anna Quindlen, Golden State is a powerful, mesmerizing new novel that explores the intricacies of marriage, family, and the profound moments that shape our lives. Doctor Julie Walker has just signed her divorce papers when she receives news that her younger sister, Heather, has gone into labor. Though theirs is a strained relationship, Julie sets out for the hospital to be at her sister's side--no easy task since the streets of San Francisco are filled with tension and strife. Today is also the day that Julie will find herself at the epicenter of a violent standoff in which she is forced to examine both the promising and the painful parts of her past--her Southern childhood; her romance with her husband, Tom; her estrangement from Heather; and the shattering incident that led to her greatest heartbreak. Infused with emotional depth and poignancy, Golden State takes readers on a journey over the course of a single, unforgettable day--through an extraordinary landscape of love, loss, and hope.Advance praise for Golden State "A breathtaking read and one I'll not soon forget."--Melanie Benjamin, author of The Aviator's Wife "I haven't read such a gripping, bittersweet, moving novel in ages. Golden State sweeps you up, whisks you away, and doesn't let you go till the very end. Michelle Richmond, author of the unforgettable The Year of Fog, does it again."--Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah's Key "This is the kind of book you want to read slowly, but instead you read it in a mad rush to find out where this incredibly talented writer is taking you."--Ann Packer, author of Swim Back to Me "So imaginative, so heartfelt--a masterly braid of memory and urgency. Richmond is in top form, and has made a book of exquisite grace."--Andrew Sean Greer, author of The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells "Dazzlingly smart and moving, Golden State doesn't just shine, it blazes."--Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You "Mesmerizing and intricate . . . [a] riveting read that can be recommended to fans of Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard."--Booklist (starred review) Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Exiled beyond the time-portal into the world of six million years ago, the misfits of the 22nd century are enmeshed in the age-old war of two alien races. In this strange world, each year brings the ritual combat between the Firvulag and the Tanu. This is the sequel to "The Many-Coloured Land".
Bestselling author Janelle Taylor's stories ring with fiery passion and thrilling adventure. This sensual and compelling romance carries on that tradition in the icy wilderness of Alaska where a tempestuous beauty and a rugged lumberjack discover a love hot enough to melt the frozen tundra.
An account of the golden trade of the Moors, and a source book on Saharan trade routes, caravan organization and Sudanese history.
As the owls, Band and Coryn left the golden tree, retrieving the ember, the island got in to an everlasting summer. Otulissa finds that not everything is golden there.
Fiona Rafferty has always had a healing touch, and she's determined to become a doctor. But in 1899, Fiona's father will not hear of it. No daughter of his will pursue a career outside the home, even if it means shipping her off to Alaska to live with her brothers' families-and to hopefully find a husband. Fiona decides to tolerate her exile only until she can find the perfect opportunity to escape, then return to civilization and enroll in medical school. But she didn't expect to meet Tucker Smith, an exasperating man who confuses her plans by stealing her heart. Can Fiona include Tucker in her dreams for the future, or will a secret from his past cast darkness over their love?
From #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Johansen comes a classic tale of opposites attracting--and finding love in the most unexpected places--as a feisty, beautiful P. I. falls for a haughty yet misunderstood prince.
For former cop Jesse Stewart, giving herself-mind and body-to sexy vampire Lance Van Baaren meant losing her soul. Hired by the government to find a senator's missing daughter, she instead found a haunting link to her past. And now something is drawing her to the one man she should despise. . . ;. Once a knight, Lance had sworn to protect the innocent. And one of those young innocents had been Jesse. Now face-to-face with the alluring woman she has become, he's determined to help Jessie solve her case and make her his own. But would finding the truth of her past-and the Blood Moon-push her further away?
Alessandra is desperate to escape. Desperate to escape her stepmother, who's locked her away for a year; to escape the cloister that awaits her and the marriage plans that have been made for her; to escape the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There's no tolerance in her quiet village for Alessandra and her keen intelligence and unconventional ideas. In defiant pursuit of her dreams, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled only by the dangers she faces. Disguised and alone in a city of spies and scholars, Alessandra will find a love she could not foresee -- and an enduring fame. In this exquisite imagining of the centuries-old story of Alessandra Giliani, the world's first female anatomist, acclaimed novelist Barbara Quick gives readers the drama, romance, and rich historical detail for which she is known as she shines a light on an unforgotten -- and unforgettable -- heroine.
When it comes to Western adventure, no author comes close to the three giants included in this landmark volume. These are the men who created the Western, shaped it, and perfected it. Now, for the first time in paperback, The Golden West collects three of their finest short novels. Max Brand's powerful Jargan is carefully restored to its original, full-length glory, with material never before seen. Tappan's Burro has long been considered one of Zane Grey's masterpieces, but only a shorter, edited version has been in print. The version included here was taken directly from Grey's actual manuscript and now appears in paperback for the first time. Louis L'Amour's The Trail to Crazy Man was rewritten years later as Crossfire Trail, which became the basis for the movie of the same name. Presented here is L'Amour's original version. These authors are the stuff of Western legend, and at last you can read their finest work as they themselves intended.
In his latest case, Henry Rios may have something few defense attorneys ever experience: a truly innocent client<P> It's a cause Henry Rios can't resist: defending a young gay man on trial for killing the coworker who threatened to out him. <P> Jim Pears is charged with first-degree murder; Pears says he's innocent but the evidence is damning. Pears was found covered in the victim's blood and with the murder weapon in his hand. But nothing about the People v. Jim Pears is what it seems.Rios is asked to join the case because he knows first-hand the pressures and threats that come with being gay in 1980s California. In the midst of one of the most complex trials of his career, Rios meets and falls in love with Josh Mandel, the prosecutor's star witness. For this defense attorney, fighting for justice has never been more personal. And the stakes are no less than life and death.<P> Goldenboy is the second book in the Henry Rios mystery series, which also includes The Little Death and Howtown.
She is beautiful. She is Russian. And she is very, very dangerous. Once Xenia worked for the KGB. But her new master is Janus, a powerful and ambitious Russian leader who no longer cares about ideology. Janus's ambitions are money and power: his normal business methods include theft and murder. And he has just acquired GoldenEye, a piece of high-tech space technology witht the power to destroy or corrupt the West's financial markets. But Janus has underestimated his most determined enemy: James Bond.
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book ReviewTheo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
Auric Goldfinger, the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced, is an evil genius who likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed only in gold paint. After smuggling tons of gold out of Britain into secret vaults in Switzerland, this powerful villain is planning the biggest and most daring heist in history-robbing all the gold in Fort Knox. That is, unless Secret Agent 007 can foil his plan. In one of Ian Fleming's most popular adventures, James Bond tracks this most dangerous foe across two continents and takes on two of the most memorable villains ever created--a human weapon named Oddjob and a luscious female crime boss named Pussy Galore.
Introduces the common goldfish, offers a history, discusses related species of fish, and explains how to care for a goldfish.
What happens when a beloved pet refuses to go through to the other side? The protector of undead pets may be a fish out of water this time.Just when Joe thought things couldn't get any stranger, he is visited by Fizz, a zombie goldfish. Fizz was flushed down the toilet by his owner Danny's little sister, who doesn't realize that she's sent the fish to a watery grave. Fizz needs to ensure the truth is revealed before his fellow fish meet a similar fate. But how do you get a goldfish to rest in peace?