The Fire Escape Stories, Volume I, is comprised of nine episodes that make up Mike Burns’s strongest childhood memories of living in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1950s.
Mike and his cousin, Salvatore “Sally-Boy” Boccanera are born one minute apart, in the same hospital, and it seems like they’ll never be more than a minute apart the rest of their lives.
Their experiences knocking around the city are challenging, funny, touching, and at times disturbing—all of the ingredients that define growing up.
She thought she was prepared for the end of the world… until it actually came.
Alex Duncan is a mother, a sister— and the daughter of a doomsday prepper. She always thought her father was insane, raving about an apocalypse she never believed in, but when a plague hits the United States and the dead no longer stay dead, Alex discovers heeding her deceased father’s advice is what will keep her family alive. Before he died, Alex’s father created a compound in Montana just in case situations like this arose.
Charlie’s life in Ohio is ordinary and consistent. When her dad loses his job, fighting becomes an every day event. Moving in with her sister only makes matters worse. Her life is turned upside down.
In a desperate attempt to find a safe haven, she ends up on the streets of Chicago. She’s introduced to a different kind of world. A place where crime lords and women of the night come out to play. Charlie finds herself at the mercy of Rico DeLusa, a local crime king.
When she begins having feelings for one of Rico’s employees, Angel Blackwell, she wonders if she’s out of her element. Is she being drawn into their world, instead of being a light in a dark place?
It’s the height of the Cold War, and an unknown team of assassins is targeting agents of the British Intelligence. In desperation, the agency sends in their best agent to hunt down the killers.
Jack “Gorilla” Grant isn’t one of your typical secret agents. Uncompromising and rough-edged, he doesn’t fit in with the elitist and debonair intelligence operatives.
Drawn into a deadly game where nothing is as it seems, Jack soon realizes that even the perfect spy can die in a wilderness of mirrors.
Franny is lamenting the fact that she has no man or excitement in her life when a handsome photographer knocks on her door. He asks if he can take some pictures of her cat for a pet food commercial. When they develop the pictures, Franny and Jason are stunned by what they see…
… the ghost of a little girl.
You can’t kick a hornet’s nest and walk away.
Psychologist Jon Kaine has come to New York to commit a crime, but that isn’t the problem. The problem is the girl who trails him to a bar … and the gang waiting within.
But the bar is simply the opening act. This first – full – Jon Kaine novel, takes the promise of the pilot and adds over 100,000 new words. As the story moves to Manhattan, Kaine is forced to face the fallout from his actions, and confront the darkness inside himself.
With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman’s deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse.
As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White’s best friend, Amanda, who lived down the block, has been killed, and four fingers surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn’t know whether she did it. Told in White’s own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long friends—two proud, forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversaries. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White’s relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it?