“Mr. Needham seems to know rather more about these things than one ought” — The Wall Street Journal Asia
Once a high-flying international lawyer, a member of the innermost circles of government power, Jack Shepherd has abandoned the savage politics of Washington for the lethargic backwater of Bangkok, where he is now just an unremarkable professor at an unimportant university in an insignificant city.
Or is he?
A secretive Asian bank collapses under dubious circumstances. A former law partner Shepherd thought dead reveals himself as the force behind the disgraced bank and coerces Shepherd into helping him track the hundreds of millions of dollars that disappeared in the collapse.
When Heather Shepherd discovers that the Hillside Annual Bake-Off has been canceled, she’s frustrated – she already had her newest batch of donuts prepared to wow the judges.
But that frustration dissolves when she finds out the reason for the postponement: a Hillside reporter has been murdered on the night before the televised competition’s start. Heather decides she has to solve the case, and bustles into another murder mystery, equipped with her thirst for the truth, encouragement from all her friends at Donut Delights, and, as always, a box of her newest creation: Double Chocolate Pistachio Donuts. As always, the truth is difficult to find, thanks to a jealous best friend, a long-suffering boss, and a man, who seems to disappear at will.
Heather has to figure this one out before the killer strikes again, or the Hillside Ultimate Bake-off will never reach TV.
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What would it take to put our way of life at risk?
Is it possible for a handful of ultra-deep players to cripple the global economy?
A secret organization with immense wealth and limitless influence squares off against The Establishment in this #1 Bestselling financial conspiracy thriller from espionage master Lars Emmerich.
As the clandestine conflict reaches an explosive flashpoint, Special Agent Sam Jameson, a brash, ballsy, and beautiful spy catcher, is cast headlong into the crossfire. The love of her life is missing, the victim of a brutal and terrifying kidnapping.
Will she unravel the ruthless conspiracy in time to save his life?
In this award-winning debut novel, workaholic Karen Grace is fired after attending her mother’s funeral in her Midwestern hometown. Now Karen is fifteen hundred miles from home, just one more middle-aged worker out of a job in a tough economy. To make matters worse, her husband recently left her for his pregnant girlfriend. At a crossroads, Karen must find the courage to change. Needing time to think, she agrees to take an elderly neighbor on one last road trip, but on a deserted highway in Wyoming, Karen is forced to make a lethal and life-changing decision.
When Charlie’s former high-school nemesis, James McKenzie, is accused of his uncle’s murder, he jokingly offers Charlie twenty thousand dollars and a house if she can clear his name. Charlie decides to take him up on the deal. What’s the worst that could happen, right?
Oh yes, she actually thought that.Unfortunately, that means McKenzie keeps hanging around, annoying her, and sometimes (even worse) being nice. The audacity of this guy.
Married to her job as a corporate trainer for a successful direct sales company, Kenzie Beckett doesn’t have time for a man. Burned twice by two-timing losers, she has no intention of there being an opportunity for a third time. When a handsome rodeo cowboy catches her eye at the airport, she resolves it will take more than a pair of dusty boots and a dimpled smile to charm her.
Tate Morgan can handle the toughest saddle bronc on the rodeo circuit, but he loses the ability to think straight around the beautiful woman he keeps running into at the airport. Completely captivated by a woman who makes it clear she loathes cowboys, Tate will have to work a little holiday magic if he wants to win her heart.
A skilled compositor for the FBI, Kendra Smith has a way with witnesses, helping them to remember crucial details about their attackers they might otherwise have forgotten. She believes her work helps to provide closure for the victims and their families–closure that has eluded her for the eleven years since her brother was kidnapped, his body never found.
Determined to put her painful past behind her, Kendra throws herself into every case one hundred percent. Now she is called in to sketch the face of a man the press is calling the Soccer Mom Killer. It’s a difficult investigation made even harder by the presence of Special Agent Adam Stark, a man with whom she once had a brief, passionate affair. As the number of victims continues to rise, and with a killer always one step ahead, Kendra will learn a lethal lesson: You can run from the past, but you can’t hide. . . .
It was just one small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt worldwide today. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for “casualties.” Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the harrowing experience of a band of young Israeli soldiers charged with holding this remote outpost, a task that would change them forever, wound the country in ways large and small, and foreshadow the unwinnable conflicts the United States would soon confront in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere.
When Santa Claus is a cop, you better watch out.It’s not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop Nick Pappas. Suspended from his job, alienated from his family, and persecuted by the press, he’s sorely tempted to turn his gun on himself. Except for his first name, he couldn’t possibly have less in common with jolly old St. Nicholas. But when a local mall decides it needs a secret Santa to help collar some vicious muggers preying on its holiday shoppers, Nick’s persuaded to red-suit up so as to take the naughty punks down and avert a ho-ho homicide. For a chance to bust bad guys, Nick’s willing to deal with crying kids, pushy parents, and a chronically cheerful “elf” sidekick.
Assimilating ain’t easy. Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB (“fresh off the boat”) immigrants—his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother a fierce protector and constant threat. Young Eddie tried his hand at everything mainstream America threw his way, from white Jesus to macaroni and cheese, but finally found his home as leader of a rainbow coalition of lost boys up to no good: skate punks, dealers, hip-hop junkies, and sneaker freaks. This is the story of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through America’s deviant subcultures, trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy and anchored only by his conflicted love for his family and his passion for food.
Erin Delaney is tired of taking care of everyone else. Determined to get a fresh start, she accepts a position as chef at an exclusive fishing lodge on the west coast of British Columbia. While traveling to her new job via supply boat, she finds herself attracted to the boat’s captain, Gray but when an electrical fire causes all the passengers to abandon ship, Erin does what she’s always done – look out for everyone else. When the story is splashed about in the media, self-conscious Erin tries to retreat from the spotlight. However, with the help of her new friends, especially Gray, Erin discovers that perhaps this time she deserves to be the center of attention.
1976 New Year’s Eve, San Francisco. A Firebird transports a crew of glitter kids away from the city. Forget the trunk full of cash and illegal firearms. Forget the disco heist and sea of felonies left in their wake. They are five friends happily rolling down thunder road with no horizon in sight. They are YOUNG AMERICANS.
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Ginger the Gangster Cat and his endearing sidekick Sparky have enchanted children and adults of all ages. Whether the two friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure to Spain, engaging in comic capers with Ben the dog, or simply relaxing in their hometown in Surrey, their stories are full of charm and whimsy. This latest edition of Frank Kusy’s popular novel features beautiful art from Maggie Raynor, making it a must-have for every cat-lovers’ library.