Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Aggrieved (A Jonathan Quinn Novel Book 11)

  Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Brett Battles
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The Aggrieved (A Jonathan Quinn Novel Book 11)

The unthinkable has happened. A life has been extinguished—one belonging to someone Jonathan Quinn and his partner Nate care about more than almost anyone else in the world.

Those responsible will pay.

No matter how long it takes, no matter how far and wide the search, Quinn, Nate, and their colleagues will stop at nothing to exact the appropriate justice.

Because if there is one thing those in the shadow world should know, you do not mess with Quinn’s people.

Deadly Secrets: A Mapleton Mystery

 Mystery
Author: Terry Odell
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Deadly Secrets: A Mapleton Mystery

Mapleton, Colorado’s police chief, Gordon Hepler, would rather be on the streets than behind a desk dealing with budgets and the town council, but he promised his late mentor he’d accept the position. And to Gordon, a promise is a promise, even if the person you made it to isn’t around anymore. However, doubts creep in, and he wonders if he was shoved into the job because his mentor thought he couldn’t cut it on the streets.

Everything changes when a fatal traffic accident well outside Mapleton seems connected to elderly Rose and Sam Kretzer, two of Mapleton’s most beloved citizens. The arrival of Megan, the Kretzer’s grown ward, and Justin, their grandson add to his troubles when Megan is mugged. In addition, Justin is renovating his grandparents’ house despite their objections, and then someone breaks in and the house is ransacked.

The King of Main Street: business – mentorship – succession – legacy

 Business & Money > Management & Leadership
Author: Peter J. Merrick
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The King of Main Street: business - mentorship - succession - legacy

When Michael meets Harold in what he thinks is a chance encounter in downtown Chicago, this young, cocky entrepreneur has no inkling of the journey of self-discovery and growth he is about to embark on.

This quest occurs over the course of several decades, after Harold takes Michael under his wing. Harold has been crowned & The King of Main Street, a title he has rightfully earned as one of the most successful businessmen to ever walk the earth. Harold instructs his protege; about the most valuable discoveries, insights and lessons he has learned during his lifes journey. In turn, Michael learns what it takes for true success in living, business, mentorship and succession. Harold shows Michael that it is important in life for a man to leave a worthy legacy.

Because of a Dog: A Western Novella

  Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Donald L. Robertson
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Because of a Dog: A Western Novella

Nolan Parker rides into Mustang City looking for grazing land of his own.

With money in his pocket, he’s in town to buy a ranch.Then he saves a boy’s dog from a killer.

Now he finds himself embroiled in the beginnings of a range war, battling the hired gunmen of a ruthless rancher. He must make a decision. Stay and fight, or cut and run.

Because of a Dog, is a drama of honor, love, hate, and death—a stirring tale of the old west that will keep you engrossed to the very end.

Red Night: A Paranormal Romantic Suspense (Vampire Files Trilogy Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: R.K. Close
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Red Night: A Paranormal Romantic Suspense (Vampire Files Trilogy Book 1)

Dark, thrilling, and full of suspense! “I was instantly captivated and drawn into Samantha’s world. The characters in this book are so well defined, you feel as if you’re living inside the book itself – a movie playing inside your head. I couldn’t put it down!” ~ Angie, Amazon Reader Review

Samantha, a feisty private investigator, knows how to handle herself around cheaters, liars, and thieves, but vampires? That’s another story.

During a routine investigation, Samantha’s seemingly ordinary life is turned upside down when she crosses paths with a mysterious vampire.

The Man Who Was Thursday

 Literature & Fiction > Classics
Author: G. K. Chesterton
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The Man Who Was Thursday

G.K. Chesterton’s 1908 masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday, is a metaphysical thriller, and a detective story filled with poetry and politics. Gabriel Syme is a poet and a police detective. Lucian Gregory is a poet and a bomb-throwing anarchist. Syme infiltrates a secret meeting of anarchists and becomes ‘Thursday’, one of the seven members of the Central Anarchist Council. He soon learns, however, that he is not the only one in disguise, and the nightmare begins

Point Taken (Blanco County Mysteries Book 10)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Ben Rehder
Regularly $5.99, Today $0.99

Point Taken (Blanco County Mysteries Book 10)

Sean Hudson thought nothing of hopping a fence to dig illegally for Native American arrowheads, spear points, and other artifacts. Did his thieving, trespassing ways get him killed? How else to explain the small pickaxe that was found sunk deep into his skull? Blanco County game warden John Marlin has dealt with these kinds of looters before, so it’s no surprise when the sheriff asks him to assist with the investigation. Marlin quickly learns that this case—like the soil at a dig site—has many layers.

Pause to Rewind: A Novel

 Contemporary Fiction > Literary
Author: Aimee Alexander
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Pause to Rewind: A Novel

A story of love, tough choices and the triumph of the human heart.

Jenny Dempsey’s little boy, Charlie, is starting school. The world is opening up for mother and child. Then fate steps in. When Charlie becomes seriously ill, single mom, Jenny is forced to confront her past and all that she has turned from. She will do anything for Charlie… but will it be enough?

‘Nicholas Sparks watch out,’ bestselling author, Suzy Duffy.

Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History (Harvest Book)

 Economics > Theory
Author: Milton Friedman
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99

Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History (Harvest Book)

The Nobel Prize–winning economist explains how value is created, and how that affects everything from your paycheck to global markets.

In this “lively, enlightening introduction to monetary history” (Kirkus Reviews), one of the leading figures of the Chicago school of economics that rejected the theories of John Maynard Keynes offers a journey through history to illustrate the importance of understanding monetary economics, and how monetary theory can ignite or deepen inflation.

With anecdotes revealing the far-reaching consequences of seemingly minor events—for example, how two obscure Scottish chemists destroyed the presidential prospects of William Jennings Bryan, and how FDR’s domestic politics helped communism triumph in China.

Starfire: A Red Peace (The Starfire Trilogy)

 Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: Spencer Ellsworth
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

Starfire: A Red Peace (The Starfire Trilogy)

A Red Peace, first in Spencer Ellsworth’s Starfire trilogy, is an action-packed space opera in a universe where the oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy.

Half-breed human star navigator Jaqi, working the edges of human-settled space on contract to whoever will hire her, stumbles into possession of an artifact that the leader of the Rebellion wants desperately enough to send his personal guard after. An interstellar empire and the fate of the remnant of humanity hang in the balance.

Spencer Ellsworth has written a classic space opera, with space battles between giant bugs, sun-sized spiders, planets of cyborgs and a heroine with enough grit to bring down the galaxy’s newest warlord.

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

  Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: Brigid Pasulka
Regularly $13.99, Today $1.99

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

On the eve of World War II, in a small Polish village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. To build a place in Anielica’s heart, he transforms her family’s modest hut into a beautiful home. But war arrives, cutting short their courtship and sending the young lovers off to the promise of a fresh start in Krakow.

Nearly fifty years later, the couple’s granddaughter, Beata, repeats this journey, seeking a new life in the fairy-tale city of her grandmother’s stories. But instead of the rumored prosperity of the New Poland, she discovers a city full of frustrated youths, caught between its future and its past. Taken in by her tough-talking cousin, Irena, and her glamorous daughter, Magda, Beata struggles to find her own place in the world. But unexpected events—tragedies and miracles both—change lives and open eyes.

Every Precious Thing (A Logan Harper Thriller Book 2)

 Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Brett Battles
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99

Every Precious Thing (A Logan Harper Thriller Book 2)

It was supposed to be a fun weekend, a celebration of a marriage and growing family. Alan Lindley couldn’t have been happier…until his wife Sara disappeared.

Asked by a mutual friend to help look for her, Logan Harper is sure he’d discover a wife who simply wants out of the marriage.

What he finds instead is a woman who didn’t exist, a diabolical plan, and people who would do anything to keep it a secret, including taking the life of the person most important to him.

The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency

 Military > Weapons & Warfare
Author: Annie Jacobsen
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99

The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history about the organization, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or “the Pentagon’s brain,” from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

This is the book on DARPA–a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.

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