Rescuing damsels in distress is all in a day’s work for Detective Nate Stone. After saving a beautiful woman from a burning car and an assassin’s bullet, he vows to protect her. But the determined assassin always seems to be one step ahead of the game. Suspecting a leak within his Department, Nate takes Rose and runs. He soon discovers that the hardest part of the mission is resisting his desire for the woman who trusts him with her life.
In the historic port city of Wilmington NC, every old house has a ghost. The mansion Ashley Wilkes, historic preservationist, is restoring, with its crescendo-thumping spectral organist, is no exception. When Ashley makes a grisly discovery, the residents of quiet, quaint Orange Street are horrified. Halloween weekend finds Ashley and Melanie dressed to kill at the Cape Fear Crime Festival’s costume party where an evil trickster treats them to murder.
It’s 2029, and Alex Booker, the president’s accountant, has a problem: He’s uncovered a money-laundering scheme managed by the president herself. Alex is reluctant to expose the crime until he’s analyzed the heck out of it, but at the urging of his less-cautious assistant, he brings his discovery to the FBI.
When Alex’s life is threatened, he’s placed into an experimental witness protection program. As a guinea pig for a risky scientific procedure he is changed in ways he never thought possible. That’s when things start going wrong.
If Alex can’t overcome his cautious nature and fight the president while maintaining his anonymity, the United States will be forever changed.
The boy with the letterman jacket and charismatic smile. And me, his bohemian princess.
The town whispered about us.
Our parents threatened us to stay away from one another.
They tried to keep us apart.
Together, we escaped and became the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Our getaway filled with crime and passion.
But will our unbreakable bond uphold the chaos fate brought us, or will our love bleed into a pool of crimson?
Elite combat veteran Jesse Yates is used to things being simple: find the enemy and kill him. But at a point where 9/11 seems to have become a distant memory to everybody but him and his team, Yates opts out of the military. Now he just wants to be a regular guy and fit back into society. But he’s not a regular guy, and he has come home to a stressed-out America where every act seems to involve a risky set of consequences.
Yates needs a job after quickly washing out as a trucker, and Palm Court Detectives (run by a laicized Jesuit priest in a refashioned vintage motel in Mobile, Alabama) can provide the two things he wants more than anything right now—a close-knit team like the ones he always had in the military and a chance for the occasional thrill.
Horace Chase arrives on Hilton Head Island to pay his last respects at the Intracoastal Waterway where his late mother’s ashes were spread and to inspect the home his mother left him in her will. He’s been recently forced into retirement, his divorce is officially final, and now he’s standing in the middle of the front yard of his ‘new’ house where a tree has crashed right through the center of it.
What could possibly go wrong?
Within six hours of arriving on Hilton Head, Chase is exchanging gunfire with men who’ve kidnapped a young boy and tried to grab the boy’s mother, Sarah Briggs. Soon he’s waist deep in an extortion plot to funnel a hundred million dollars of Superbowl on-line gambling money into an offshore bank account or else the boy dies.
I used to be a spoiled princess, a diva whose life revolved around designer clothes and expensive trips. Worth fifty-million dollars only half a year ago, now I’m down to living on pennies.
My life turned upside down, when my father was charged with a crime he didn’t commit; a bomb explosion that took the lives of twelve people in the heart of Los Angeles.
Ethan Koenig, a mysterious businessman I haven’t heard of before, offers me a helping hand that comes with conditions…conditions that send fear into my heart and delicious shivers down my body.
Suspiciously familiar with my father’s case, Ethan leads me toward dark secrets that go way beyond the bomb explosion. With each new revelation, I realize the man who’s helping me might be the one behind it all.
Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In The Joy of x, Steven Strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, insight, and brilliant illustrations.
Whether he is illuminating how often you should flip your mattress to get the maximum lifespan from it, explaining just how Google searches the internet, or determining how many people you should date before settling down, Strogatz shows how math connects to every aspect of life. Discussing pop culture, medicine, law, philosophy, art, and business, Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you’d had.
During the waning summer days of 1987, a deranged Vietnam vet stalks Grand Rapids, Michigan, abducting and murdering nameless victims from the streets, leaving no leads for police. That is, until he picks up sixteen-year-old Molly. From their treehouse fort in the woods, three neightborhood boys spy the killer holding a gun to Molly’s back, they go to the police—only to have their story disregarded. But the boys know evil lives in their midst. A growing sense of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action—to find Molly, to protect themselves, to stand guard for the last long days of summer.
Lip gloss addict Emerson Taylor and her best friend, Trina, have declared this year the Year of the Boy and vowed to find boyfriends. But for Emerson, there’s just one problem: she can read the mind of anyone whose lips touch hers. It’s totally creepy—and at first it seems like a curse. But Emerson soon realizes there are perks to her strange talent—like the ability to steal secrets, memories, and most importantly, test answers. If Emerson doesn’t bring up her grades soon, her days at her private school will be numbered. But kissing for grades is stickier than lip gloss, and Emerson’s about to learn some lessons not found in her textbooks—lessons about true love, and real beauty.
Dr. Richard Draman is trying desperately to discover a cure for a disease that causes children to age at a wildly accelerated rate—a rare genetic condition that is killing his own daughter. When the husband of a colleague quietly gives him a copy of the classified work she was doing before her mysterious suicide, Draman finally sees a glimmer of hope. The conclusions are stunning, with the potential to not only turn the field of biology on its head, but reshape the world. Soon, though, he finds himself on the run, relentlessly pursued by a seemingly omnipotent group of men who will do whatever it takes to silence him.
The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades and now science is learning why it’s true. In his fascinating new book How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.
Fitzgerald puts you into the pulse-pounding action of more than a dozen epic races from running, cycling, triathlon, XTERRA, and rowing with thrilling race reports and revealing post-race interviews with the elites. Their own words reinforce what the research has found: strong mental fitness lets us approach our true physical limits, giving us an edge over physically stronger competitors. Each chapter explores the how and why of an elite athlete’s transformative moment, revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitness.
The galaxy is on the brink of disaster, a long-awaited truce torn apart by an unprovoked attack. The colony whose residents represented more than a hundred planets has been destroyed, and the new vision for unity in the universe is at risk. Faced with a war that would mean destruction and chaos, one man has stepped forward to lead those fighting for their lives. Undeterred by insurmountable odds, his courage inspires a team—the Morcai Battalion—to battle for the cause of peace…and love.
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