Dick Wolf, a two-time Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and creator, is the architect of one of the longest-running scripted shows and most successful brands in the history of television–NBC’s Law & Order. He tops today’s Buffet with his 2012 literary debut, The Intercept, a taut, driving thriller reminiscent of the classic The Day of the Jackal. It’s the first in a series of novels featuring New York Police Department detective Jeremy Fisk.
Dick has won numerous awards, including Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series (Law & Order) and Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee); a Grammy; and an Edgar.
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The Intercept (Jeremy Fisk Novels)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Dick Wolf
Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet reminds everyone involved that vigilance saves lives.
But New York Police detective Jeremy Fisk—from the department’s Intelligence Division, a well-funded anti-terror unit modeled upon the CIA—suspects that the event is a warning sign that another, potentially more extraordinary scheme has been set in motion. So when a passenger from the same plane disappears into the crowds of Manhattan, it’s up to Fisk and his partner Krina Gersten to find him before the celebrations begin… And time is running out.
Amazon Prime and Lending Library: Getting the Most Value From Your Prime Subscription
Reference > Consumer Guides
Author: Steve Weber
Way back in 2005, I received an email from Amazon.com announcing a new program called “Prime.” It was a simple proposition: If I paid $79 a year for the annual membership, I’d get free two-day shipping on most of my orders. Plus, I could upgrade to overnight shipping at a huge discount—just a few dollars per order.
I’m plenty thrifty, but Amazon didn’t need to twist my arm before I coughed up my $79 fee for a Prime membership. It was a no-brainer. I order something from Amazon at least once or twice a week—books, groceries, electronic gadgets (the list has grown every year). So I didn’t need to scribble the numbers on the back of an envelope to see that my annual Prime membership would pay for itself within a few months. Easily!
In the decade since then, Amazon has increased the Prime membership fee just $20. Meanwhile, the company has stacked up more and more benefits to Prime, much beyond the special shipping deals that attracted me at the start:
- Free on-demand streaming of movies and TV shows. The service, called Amazon Instant Video, is similar to Netflix’s online video service. And while Amazon’s video store doesn’t yet match Netflix’s selection, Amazon is gaining rapidly.
- Free monthly rentals of popular Kindle ebooks, thanks to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Anyone with a Kindle device and a Prime membership qualifies for the freebies, up to one book per month, with no due date.
Whether you’re like me—someone for whom Amazon Prime is a must-have—or a more infrequent Amazon customer—this book will explain how to get the most bang out of your Prime bucks.
Since you’re considering this book, you probably have several questions about Prime—what it is, and how to use it best. Let’s get started!
79 Park Avenue
Thrillers > Legal
Author: Harold Robbins
From the author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a story of a tragic love triangle between Marja Fluudjincki (aka Maryann Flood), an ambitious and sensual young woman from the slums who is forced into prostitution, but reinvents herself as an elegant Park Avenue madam; Mike Keyes, a hardworking, honest man who works his way up to Assistant District Attorney and is the only man Marja ever loved; and Ross Drego, who introduces her to money and the gambler’s world of Joker Martin, and is willing to pay any price for her. And does.
79 Park Avenue starts on the seedy streets of inner NYC and ends on luxurious Park Avenue. Over time, Marja claws her way from street urchin to stripper—ultimately becoming the madam of a Mob-owned pleasure empire. Marja—now known as Maryann—provides access to the city’s most exciting and sensual “escorts.” But when Maryann runs afoul of the law, endangering her empire and angering the Mob, she must face an ambitious prosecutor who stands to benefit by bringing down the call girl ring. However, unbeknownst to the indefatigable ADA Mike Keyes, fate has dealt him a devastating blow. The madam he’s been chasing, Maryann Flood, is none other than the love of his life who has repeatedly broken his heart, Marja Fluudjincki.
Flabbergasted ( Book #1): A Novel
Christian Fiction > Romance > Contemporary
Author: Ray Blackston
Churches outnumber bars 20 to 1 in Greenville, South Carolina, so that’s where new-in-town stock broker Jay Jarvis sets out to meet women. New in town, young and successful, Jay figures the best way to meet girls is to sit in a pew! What he finds is a beautiful, unusual missionary with a wild throwing arm and a warped sense of humor. She and her wacky assortment of friends turn Jay’s perceptions of life upside down, beginning a roller-coaster ride of events that leaves everyone thoroughly Flabbergasted! Fasten your seat belt for a wild, fun ride.
A Soft Place to Fall (Shelter Rock Cove – Book #1)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Barbara Bretton
It’s been two years since Annie Galloway’s husband died, and she is finally putting her life back together, even though she stays in Shelter Rock Cove, Maine. Annie has never lived anywhere else, and her life is tied to the small community, which is a blessing and a curse. Her mother-in-law took her in at sixteen when her parents died, and she feels grateful for her love, but her husband was not the saint that everyone thinks he was.
When she meets Sam Butler, a Manhattan investment broker hiding out in the small town and reevaluating his life, they instantly connect, but some townspeople are suspicious of the newcomer and his relationship with Annie. Sam and Annie do keep secrets from each other, hoping to keep their newfound love separate from the past, but prying neighbors may tear them apart. Once again Bretton creates a tender love story about two people who, when they find something special, will go to any length to keep it.
Too Close to Home (Women of Justice Book #1)
Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Lynette Eason
Samantha Cash is the FBI’s secret weapon. Her methods are invisible, and she never stops until the case is closed. When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, Samantha is assigned to help local chief Connor Wolfe find the killer. And he has two problems with that. There’s her faith–in God and herself. And then there’s the fact that she looks exactly like his late wife.
As they get close to an answer, the case becomes personal. The killer seems to be taking an interest in Connor’s 16-year-old daughter, who thinks her dad is getting way too protective. Can’t a girl just have some fun?
Stallions at Burnt Rock (West Texas Sunrise Book #1): A Novel
Christian Fiction > Westerns
Author: Paul Bagdon
Lee Morgan dreams of raising the ideal ranch horse-one that has speed, stamina, and heart. On her Texas spread near the town of Burnt Rock, the high-spirited woman heads her own horse ranch operation. It’s an unusual occupation for a female in the 1870s, but as an expert horsewoman and a crack shot with a rifle, she’s quite adept at taking care of herself.
Determined to gain fame for her fine horses, Lee agrees to enter her magnificent coal-black stallion in a match race, never dreaming she’s about to set into motion a string of events that will threaten herself, her ranch, and her friend-town marshall, Ben Flood. As gamblers, gunslingers, and shysters descend on Burnt Rock to bet on the now-famous race, Lee comes face-to-face with sinister men who seek to destroy her plans. Her true courage and strong faith shine through when she embarks on the most thrilling ride of her life.
The Case of Tiffany’s Epiphany
Mystery > Humor
Author: Jim Stevens
Richard Sherlock is back on the case when his attractive, blonde assistant, Tiffany Richmond, takes a sip of a loaded cocktail putting her life into a complete tailspin. This sets off a chain reaction of twists, turns, and troubles, which only Sherlock, can untangle.
Along the way, Sherlock discovers dirty money being laundered, drug deals going down, shots fired, an exploding club scene, and a kidnapping, where Sherlock is forced to go to McDonald’s for lunch. Add in a dead bartender, buffed bodybuilders, body-buddy bouncers, a Behemoth, a very bad basketball team, and Tiffany’s tipsy torment, and Sherlock not only has to figure out whodunit, but why they did it.
Favorite Homemade Bread Recipes – 100 Delicious Bread Recipes
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Bread
Author: Emma Wood
In this book you will find all you ever need in terms of bread recipes. Over 100 delicious recipes covering everything from banana bread to muffins, vegetarian to potato rolls bread. You name it, this book has it! Comes with clickable table of contents, to let you easily navigate true the wide variety of recipes. Enjoy!
Fantasy > Epic
Author: S.B. Roozenboom
Celina Bayberry never thought a part-time job could change her life, until she meets the hot and untouchable Aaron Jamison. Strangely enough, she can’t shake the feeling that he’s stalking her. And when a yellow-eyed stranger takes interest in her too, Celina discovers a dangerous secret: Her co-workers are Miew Demos–creatures linked to Bastet, the feline goddess of Egypt and members of a clan called Miews, shifters who can transform from human to feline in an instant.
They, and she, are being hunted by a wolf clan, the Iew Keftey, who will not rest until every last one of the Miews is annihilated. Celina’s life unravels as she is thrust into this age-old battle of brother against brother. Meanwhile, she’s losing her heart to Aaron who may or may not have lost his to her. And her own Bayberry family history is hiding something… something that will forever link her destiny with that of the Miews.
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The Physician (The Cole Trilogy, 1)
Author: Noah Gordon
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
Read by millions in thirty-two countries, soon to be a major motion picture, and voted “one of the ten most-beloved books of all time,” here is the first English-language digital edition of Noah Gordon’s masterwork.
In eleventh-century London, a child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, awaresomething is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer.
Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic.
From Here to Eternity: The Restored Edition (The World War II Trilogy, 1)
Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: James Jones
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
James Jones’s epic story of army life in the calm before Pearl Harbor—now with previously censored scenes and dialogue restored.
At the Pearl Harbor army base in 1941, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam’s finest bugler. A career soldier with no patience for army politics, Prewitt becomes incensed when a commander’s favorite wins the title of First Bugler. His indignation results in a transfer to an infantry unit whose commander is less interested in preparing for war than he is in boxing. But when Prewitt refuses to join the company team, the commander and his sergeant decide to make the bugler’s life hell.
An American classic now available with scenes and dialogue considered unfit for publication in the 1950s, From Here to Eternity is a stirring picture of army life in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.
This is a long, satisfying, commanding novel of the soldiers who were poised on the brink of real manhood when World War II flung them unceremoniously into that abyss. Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt is the nonconformist hero who refuses to box at Schofield Barracks and is slowly destroyed by his own rebelliousness. Around him, others are fighing their own small battles–and losing. It’s worth noting that Jones’ 1951 audience was shocked by his frank language and the sexual preoccupations of his characters.
Crimes Against Magic (The Hellequin Chronicles)
Action & Adventure
Author: Steve McHugh
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Book 1 in the Hellequin Chronicles.
How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember?
Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past—a gun, a sword, and a piece of paper with his name on it the only clues to his identity. Since then, he’s discovered he’s a powerful sorcerer and has used his magical abilities to become a successful thief for hire.
But those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet: when they cause a job to go bad and threaten a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her. With his enemies closing in and everyone he cares about now a target for their wrath, he must choose between the comfortable life he’s built for himself and his elusive past.
As the barrier holding his memories captive begins to crumble, Nate moves between modern-day London and fifteenth-century France, forced to confront his forgotten life in the hope of stopping an enemy he can’t remember.
Fallen Hunter (Jesse McDermitt Series)
Thrillers > Military
Author: Wayne Stinnett
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
To celebrate the release of the series prequel, Fallen Out, it will be priced at only $.99 for a limited time .
The second book in the series, Fallen Palm, will also be available for only $.99 from 5/31 to 6/2.
Jesse’s back in this exciting sequel to Fallen Palm. Grieving over the loss of a loved one to terrorists, Jesse’s been holed up on his island home for months, numbing his mind and body with endless, mundane tasks.
A friend comes to him asking Jesse to help her dad who’s been pressured into running drugs for a Cuban smuggler. Jesse finds out the smuggler is also an arms merchant for Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responsible for the death of someone close. Once again, Jesse looks to settle the score.
Fast boats, beautiful underwater scenery, and blazing guns abound in this fast paced romp through the Caribbean, with stops in Cuba, Key West, and Cozumel, Mexico.
Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Debra Webb
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Some secrets are best left close to the bone…
From the author of the bestselling Faces of Evil series comes another chilling story of deception and betrayal.
Jill Ellington’s twin sister hasn’t spoken a word since she allegedly murdered her husband and her three-year-old son is missing. No one in the small, idyllic town of Paradise saw or heard a single thing. The chief of police already has Jill’s twin convicted and her nephew dead and buried. Jill is going to need a miracle to uncover the truth.
Dr. Paul Phillips has a gift or a curse depending upon how sober he is when ask. He agrees to review Jill’s case to settle an old debt but five minutes in Paradise and he knows he has made a monumental mistake. This is the kind of case that broke him once before and he has no desire to go down that dark path again. But there’s something about Jill Ellington that won’t let him walk away. Paul’s ability to sense what others cannot once made him a legend…but he’s not that man anymore. Yet somehow Jill makes him yearn to be the miracle she desperately needs.
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