William Diehl (1924 – 2006) tops today’s Buffet with the Kindle edition of his 1990 bestselling historical thriller The Hunt. People magazine called it “the best book of its kind since “The Day of the Jackal” — edge-of-the-seat stuff.” Another reviewer called it “a rip-roaring roller coaster of suspense, riveting from beginning to end.

Diehl was an American novelist and photojournalist. He was 50 years old and already a successful photographer and journalist when he decided to begin a writing career. His first novel, Sharky’s Machine, was made into a movie of the same name directed by and starring Burt Reynolds.

wdFollowing the success of Sharky’s Machine, Diehl completed eight more novels, including Primal Fear, which also became a movie by the same name starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton.

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The Hunt (aka 27)

Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Kidnapping

The Hunt (aka 27)

As the world trembles with the approach of World War II, a woman dies at the hands of Hitler’s henchmen. Her murder forever changes her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a relentless anti-Nazi mercenary, who becomes locked in a desperate cat-and-mouse game with the Third Reich’s perfect spy, a man of a thousand faces. In an arena that encompasses presidents and gangsters, spies and sirens, the deadly present and the dark past, Keegan pursues his elusive quarry into the cutting edge of world events—and into the secret inner workings of a terrifying mission known only as “27.”

Diehl integrates historical events such as Hitler’s rise to power and Dillinger’s bank robberies into this thriller about a heroic ex-bootlegger and his nemesis, agent 27, a Nazi planning to kidnap some of America’s most powerful men. Despite some improbable coincidences, his solidly researched tale is suspenseful, ingenious and, in places, deeply moving.

Driving the Birds

Biographies & Memoirs > Ethnic & National

Driving the Birds

Jabonkah Sackey’s only desire in life was to be like her mother and to be left alone. However, being born deep in the African bush in 1948, her desires didn’t really matter. Cursed with an abusive father, Jabonkah was saddled with the plans he had for her. Instead of being a “stupid bush woman” like her mother, she was going to learn to obey. But after repeatedly disappointing and rebelling against her father, he sets forth on a rampage targeting her mother and nearly beats her to death.

After stepping in to save her mother and scalding her father with boiling water in the skirmish, Jabonkah’s fate is unfortunately sealed. She is sent to the Society as punishment, where women from her own tribe perform the ritual of female circumcision. Six weeks later, Jabonkah returns home to the continued beatings until she is eventually disowned and sent away to live with a missionary by the name of Mother Stevens. Unfortunately, it’s with Mother Stevens that her real struggle begins.

The Sanctuary (Luna Beach Book One 1)

Romance > Inspirational

The Sanctuary (Luna Beach Book One 1)

Cassie Lewis has loved the beaches of Mexico and the Sea of Cortez as long as she can remember and has vowed to save the disappearing dolphin. When her plans for a breeding sanctuary are threatened by construction of a million-dollar resort, she rushes to Baja.

Alejandro has never denied his family – or his future. The Baja resort is the crowning jewel in his family’s corporation and he vows to protect it.
An accident brings Cassie and Alejandro together…but will his past keep them apart?

Cassie and her mission change everything for him, and he is forced to choose between family, duty and love.

Indescribable: Encountering the Glory of God in the Beauty of the Universe

Religion & Spirituality > Science

Indescribable: Encountering the Glory of God in the Beauty of the Universe

Putting this powerful message into print for the first time, visionary pastor Louie Giglio and songwriter Matt Redman team up to write a heart-stirring book about the mysteries of God’s creation. Indescribable takes readers on a journey through the vastness of outer space and into the depths of the soul.
Modern science allows viewers to see farther into space than ever before, and every step draws them closer to the God who breathed each star into existence. InIndescribable, the authors intertwine devotional insights with remarkable scientific facts that awaken both mind and spirit. As Giglio and Redman write, God turnswonderers into worshipers.
Above all, Indescribable is a call to worship—an invitation to know and be known by the God of all creation and to become more passionate worshipers of Jesus Christ.

Deadly Syndrome

Romance > Mystery & Suspense

Deadly Syndrome

Forced to yield to powerful political machinations, Dr. Resa Myles loses control of the research she spearheaded for a cancer vaccine. Against her advice, President Harland uses the vaccine as a political tool, and the Russian Federation uses it as a weapon. Now the immunization programs backfire and a deadly syndrome is unleashed on the world, a syndrome made even worse by nuclear war. The president tries to hide his culpability and shifts the blame to the researchers, making Resa enemy number one.

With the country under martial law, Resa and other key researches are taken into protective custody in underground shelters and ordered to find an antidote to the syndrome.

Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight

Religion & Spirituality

Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight

As a respected Bible teacher, Kasey Van Norman had dedicated her life to sharing God’s Word and encouraging women to trust in God during times of crisis. Then, just as her ministry was poised to explode, Kasey was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that shattered her spirit and rocked her faith to its core. Sick, frightened, and in pain, Kasey suddenly found herself facing the greatest challenge of her life—believing her own message.

In Raw Faith, Kasey chronicles her courageous battle with cancer, taking readers on a candid and poignant journey of faith and discovery, from the depths of despair through triumphant victory.

Drawing on a variety of Bible stories and characters, Kasey discovers and distills the singular truth that has existed since time began: while change and uncertainty are inevitable, God is always unchanging, and He is always faithful—even when our circumstances might tempt us to think otherwise.

Naughty Girl: A true story of child abuse and an eating disorder

Mental Health > Eating Disorders

Naughty Girl: A true story of child abuse and an eating disorder

Have you ever wanted to look or feel better about yourself? Naughty Girl’s experiences and discoveries will astound you.

Naughty Girl is the compelling story of a young woman’s desperate attempts to find self-worth through sexual appeal. With honesty and insight, Holly Alastra recounts growing up in a violent and abusive home and her later struggles with deadly eating disorders – anorexia, bulimia, and exercise addiction.

Holly is in the throes of a passionate, yet dangerous love affair with food. Food is her greatest friend and her worst enemy—a fatal attraction. Holly keeps hoping she can run from her problems, but she can’t escape herself, the one person she wants to get away from most.

In Naughty Girl, the author learns that her past can either define her for the better or worse. Holly offers hope to readers that like her, they have a choice to move beyond their past and commit to recovery.

Atkins Diet Recipes Under 30 Minutes Vol. 1

Diets & Weight Loss > Atkins Diet

Atkins Diet Recipes Under 30 Minutes Vol. 1: Over 30 Atkins Recipes For All Phases & Includes Atkins Induction Recipes (Atkins Diet Cookbook)

The Atkins Diet Recipes Under 30 Minutes is designed to help you jump right into losing weight using the Atkins Diet, right from the start.

And why does the Atkins Diet work so well? Simply because it substitutes your carbohydrate intake with other tastier food, so your body has lower amounts of stored carbohydrates. And so instead of burning carbohydrates, your body will safely and naturally begin to burn the stored fat deposits to keep up with its own energy requirements… leading to significant weight loss and a healthier, trimmer body.

Unlike other Atkins Diet books, Atkins Diet Recipes Under 30 Minutes is the only guide designed for busy working professionals with families.

Inside, you’ll find complete step-by-step Atkins Diet Recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner you can prepare under 30 minutes that even most children with picky taste buds will love. These recipes are complete with details like carbs and calories, so you can also track your calorie intake, if you like to.

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Magic Rises: A Kate Daniels Novel

Horror > Dark Fantasy

Magic Rises: A Kate Daniels Novel

Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…

Searching for Someday

Women’s Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Searching for Someday

In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate’s more than a savvy businesswoman: She’s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love’s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town’s used bookstore . . . and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered— and hot-bodied—divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won’t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate’s newest client.

The only way to convince this cynic that she’s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match?

Exceptional (Exceptional Book 1)

Young Adult > Romance > Science Fiction & Dystopian

Exceptional (Exceptional  Book 1)

“In the future, things are anything but ordinary…”

In 2022, the United States commissioned a group of scientists to experiment with genetic mutations. Their goal was to create a serum that would alter the human genetic code, making the subject stronger and faster. They succeeded but their victory was short lived. Not only had they created a super serum, but also an airborne virus. By 2025, seventy-five percent of the world’s population had perished. The survivors, well their lives would never be the same.

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Ally is an Ordinary; a human immune to the virus. She lives in a settlement outside the City with her mother and twin brother, but lately it doesn’t seem to be enough. She is wrestling between being with her family and volunteering to move to the City, where she can work for the Exceptionals.

Luke is an Exceptional; a superior human being. His ancestors were infected with the virus and lived through it, leaving their super human strength and special abilities to him. He has never given much thought to Ordinarys, despite pressure from his father to choose one from the ORC. But all of that changes when he meets Ally…

The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West

History > United States > 19th Century

The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West

A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn’s definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and what the shootout was all about.

On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral would shape how future generations came to view the Old West. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons became the stuff of legends, symbolic of a frontier populated by good guys in white hats and villains in black ones. It’s a colorful story—but the truth is even better.

Drawing on new material from private collections—including diaries, letters, and Wyatt Earp’s own hand-drawn sketch of the shootout’s conclusion—as well as archival research, Jeff Guinn gives us a startlingly different and far more fascinating picture of what actually happened that day in Tombstone and why

Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel

Mystery > Hard-Boiled

Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel

Private Investigator Elvis Cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past. Cole’s fight to clear his name brings murder and corruption terrifyingly close to home.

It’s fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide. But the gunshot victim is less gruesome than what they find in his lap: a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women—one per year, for seven years. And when the suicide victim is identified as a former suspect in one of the murders, the news turns Elvis Cole’s world upside down.

Three years earlier Lionel Byrd was brought to trial for the murder of a female prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. A taped confession coerced by the police inspired a prominent defense attorney to take Byrd’s case, and Elvis Cole was hired to investigate. It was Cole’s eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to walk free. Elvis was hailed as a hero.

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