White Gold (The Dan Taylor spy novel series)
A haunted man. A murdered friend. A ticking bomb.
Dan Taylor was a bomb disposal expert in the British Army until the day an IED killed three of his team and left him scarred for life. On the brink of self-destruction, Dan is unable to cope with the nightmares that haunt him.
Until the day an estranged friend leaves a voicemail message for him, moments before he is assassinated in cold blood.
Plunged into a global conspiracy, Dan must unravel the research notes that Peter Edgewater left behind to locate an explosive device that is being smuggled towards London by a secretive organisation hell-bent on protecting its assets – and time is running out.
Six John Jordan Mysteries (John Jordan Mysteries Collections)
Six novels in the critically acclaimed John Jordan series from award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister.
Ex-cop John Jordan, now a prison chaplain in the Florida Panhandle, witnesses the bloody death of Potter Correctional Institution inmate Ike Johnson. But what exactly did he witness? Murder, accident, or suicide? Jordan discovers that in the closed society of captives and captors no act goes unseen, and no one takes kindly to a cop in a collar. He soon finds his reputation, his career, and even his life are at stake.
Double Trouble (Dev Haskell – Private Investigator Book 10)
Double Trouble is the Tenth mystery in the highly entertaining Dev Haskell Private Investigator series.
Once again, Mike Faricy provides edge of the seat chills and laugh out loud situations.
Work is slow for Private Investigator, Dev Haskell so he agrees to make collection calls to octogenarians past due on their coffin payments. He barely lasts the morning before he quits. On his way out the door Dev recommends “reformed” criminal Tommy Flaherty for the job. Since no good deed goes unpunished, that turns out to be a very big mistake and Dev finds himself taken for the ultimate ride.
How to Talk to Your Pets: Animal Communication for Dogs, Cats, & Other Critters
Animal communicator Gail Thackray believes that everyone can learn to talk to their pets. Gail leads you through specific exercises to develop this skill and guides you step-by-step to connect and communicate. You’ll learn the most voiced “pet peeves,” solutions to common behavioral issues, and how to know what your animal wants. Gail teaches you how to perform energy healings, do body scans for health, and how to connect to lost pets. With Gail’s down-to-earth style and hilariously funny stories, you’ll get a firsthand look at how animal communication works and just how cute these critters really are.
Vigil (An Apocalyptic Horror Novel)
Mankind has fallen to darkness and a new breed rules the earth. The age of the vampire has begun.
Few survived the fall of man. Those who remain to witness the darkening of the world live by the gun or live in fear. There is no middle ground.
The cities lay in ruin after the last war and vampires have inherited the blasted remnants. Some will not cower in the night. They fight because there is nothing left to them, and they fight without hope of peace or victory.
In a war with no end, in a land without succour, what chance do the survivors have? The war was lost as soon as it was begun. But there is still the past…and perhaps, a future.
Echo Park (Medium Mysteries Book 1)
WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE?
Pauline Ocean is a world-class Medium to the living, but whose lifework is dedicated to helping the spirits go “Home.”
She’s not just a psychic, she’s an investigator, too. When Julie, a new client, comes to her about a disturbing recurring dream, Pauline has a murder case on her hands.
The souls of three ghosts are at stake:
Mack is the household haunter who irritates Pauline with his habit of knocking over furniture, but she’s secretly comforted by his friendship. Mack has an amusing request, and what he does in return for her reveals more of the secret life of spirits.
A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford Mysteries Book 1)
Charles Todd, author of the resoundingly acclaimed Ian Rutledge crime novels (“One of the best historical series being written today” —Washington Post Book World) debuts an exceptional new protagonist, World War I nurse Bess Crawford, in A Duty to the Dead. A gripping tale of perilous obligations and dark family secrets in the shadows of a nightmarish time of global conflict, A Duty to the Dead is rich in suspense, surprise, and the impeccable period atmosphere that has become a Charles Todd trademark.
Blood and Beauty: The Borgias; A Novel
The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels—The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, and Sacred Hearts—has an exceptional talent for breathing life into history. Now Sarah Dunant turns her discerning eye to one of the world’s most intriguing and infamous families—the Borgias—in an engrossing work of literary fiction.
By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: He is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians.
Breathless In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, Book 1)
Will Franconi has a dark past that he’s kept a closely guarded secret?very few people have ever heard his real story and he plans to keep it that way. After surviving a hellish childhood, he’s now living the dream life where everything he touches turns to gold. But something’s missing. He doesn’t quite know what until a simple letter from a teenage boy brings Harper Newman into his life. A woman who just might fill up the empty places inside him…if only he could ever be worthy of her love.When a man has more money than he could possibly spend in five lifetimes, Harper has to ask herself what Will Franconi could possibly want from a woman like her? She’s learned the hard way that rich men always get what they want no matter the cost.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals
The true secret of high achievers is that they know how to find their “focal point”— the one thing they should do, at any given moment, to get the best possible results in each area of their lives. In Focal Point, Tracy brings together the very best ideas on personal management into a simple, easy-to-use plan. Focal Point helps readers analyze their lives in seven key areas and shows them how to develop focused goals and plans in each.
Focal Point is author and motivational speaker Brian Tracy’s latest guide to professional and personal development. Combining the basic principles of career success and life balance he has advocated in the past with anecdotes for inspiration, the book proposes a unified approach to simultaneously achieving improvement at work and at home.
Watch the Wall, My Darling
Only a deathbed promise to her dying father could force Christina Tretton to travel to Tretteign Grange, the ‘Dark House’, and meet her estranged family for the first time. Having to fast-talk her way out of an encounter with smugglers on the way is only the beginning. Waiting for her is flighty aunt Verity, her two very different cousins – the stoic Ross and fawning Richard – and her formidable grandfather, who changes his Will every few days.
Taking the neglectful servants in hand, Christina is soon managing the house, proving herself invaluable in her grandfather’s eyes. This backfires when he decides he wants her as his heir, and only on the condition that she marries Ross or Richard.
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