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48 Hours: A City of London Thriller
“If you don’t pay me £250,000.00 in the next 48 Hours you will die”. The text on Josh Hammond’s BlackBerry was blunt and chilling. Surely it must be a joke, but when Josh is attacked in broad daylight and people around him start to die he knows that his blackmailer is deadly serious. Can Josh raise the money, can his attractive new bodyguard protect him, who is blackmailing him and why? He has 48 hours to find out. The first novel in the acclaimed City of London Thriller series is a hit which will enthral everyone who knows and loves its London settings. Rich in detail and truly evocative it is a real page turner, told in around 100,000 words.
Scourge: A Thriller (Xander King)
“This will change the world forever.”
The nanotechnology Gregor Maragos’s scientist is referring to is finally ready. The change that Gregor seeks lies in his vendetta against the President of the United States. The secret weapons he’s built are capable of taking out any world leader with the touch of a button. America has been racing to be the first to perfect this unparalleled technology. They just lost.
Xander King and his clandestine team, Reign, are in Venice, Italy, tracking an assassin responsible for the death of a fellow CIA agent. The web tangles here because the assassin, astonishingly, is also after Xander. Who hired this hitman and why unravels a sickening corruption deep inside the US government.
The Eyewitness: Book 1 (The D’Azzo Family)
Maryland PD forensic scientist, Emersyn D’Azzo, has an explosive past with her father’s younger partner, Detective Alec Pearce. He is off limits. A sexual dance between her and Alec fractures Emersyn’s close relationship with her father just moments before a sniper’s bullet rips Joe D’Azzo from her life.
The forensic report ties the fatal bullet to an ongoing spree of sniper killings across the state. Her father’s murder wasn’t a random act of violence, and Emersyn can’t stay clear of his case. Alec could help her find the true motive, but while he makes her heart race, history taught her a hard lesson. She can’t trust him. She can’t trust anyone.
Thrown together, they uncover a decades-old disappearance of a college student, and Joe D’Azzo was a person of interest.
The Gray Institute (The Gray Institute Trilogy Book 1)
Eve Ryder has made mistakes in life; mistakes which have led her down a path of self-destruction.
With no home, no job, no family and no future, Eve feels ready to end it all. Little does she know that someone else has been watching her – someone who’s placed the value of Eve’s life much higher than she has.
When Eve wakes in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by strange people, she thinks she’s been tossed into a mental facility. But Eve could never dream that the truth will be even harder to believe, and that her whole world is about to be turned on its head.
Daisy Miller needs to save her book shop from going under, and she needs a plan fast. Her solution? Try out for TV’s new Mystery Date show to get some free promotion. She just hadn’t counted on winning a “date” with hot historian, Dr Joel Benjamin – or that Joel would be the tubby teen she’d commiserated with years ago after a blind date gone wrong.
Joel has put those painful teenage years behind him, throwing himself into his work, where he isn’t judged by his looks. But meeting Daisy Miller is about to change his life in ways he never thought possible. But will Daisy ever believe that Joel can really, truly love her, when she’s spent a lifetime feeling second best?
The Complete Diviner’s Trilogy: Book 1-3
They took her memories. Now she’s their pawn. To find out who stole her past, she must play their game– but if she fails, she won’t make it out alive.
The court is divided, and Maea is caught in the center. Although few know about her gift, her power to see the future makes her a valuable asset. When her vision saves a foreign princess, it exposes her power to the court.
Now everyone wants her for their own, and two men vie for her attention. Mysterious courtier Johai might know about her missing memories, and how she lost them, while charming prince Adair is a notorious rogue whom may have hidden motives of his own. They will both do anything to get her on their side.
A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure
Searching for the rhythms of country living, American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando, move to a barely renovated former stable in Tuscany. They dwell among two hundred villagers, ancient olive groves, and hot Etruscan springs. In this patch of earth where Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio collide, there is much to feed de Blasi’s two passions—food and love. In A Thousand Days in Tuscany, de Blasi brings us along as she and Fernando harvest grapes, gather chestnuts, forage for wild mushrooms, and climb trees in the cold of December to pick olives, one by one.
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (Hugo Award Winner – Best Novel)
Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory.
Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations, and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.
“My six-year-old fusses with her hair for hours. Is this normal?”“Yesterday my seventh grader was all sunshine. Today she’s wearing black and won’t leave her room.”“I’m worried my teenager may have an eating disorder.”In today’s complex world, parenting a girl is harder than ever. It takes more than love. It takes insight into the things that make your daughter tick as she grows from childhood to young adulthood.Drawing on the authors’ fifty-plus years of combined counseling experience, Raising Girls takes you inside the mind and soul of your girl. You’ll obtain seasoned, expert insights on•Your daughter’s different stages of development from ages zero to nineteen•How you can effectively relate to her at each stage•What is normal behavior, what isn’t, and when and how to intervene•How to deal with self-destructive behavior such as eating disorders, cutting, or experimentation with alcohol•… and much more
When a colleague’s patient suffers a bizarre reaction in the operating room, Luke Daulton, a newly minted anesthesiologist, volunteers to help. Despite the surgical team’s best efforts, the patient succumbs to a rare anesthetic complication. Luke becomes perplexed, even suspicious, over their inability to save the woman. Is it possible that the diagnosis was wrong? Or, worse yet, was the diagnosis faked? Luke even wonders if his boss Dr. Katz is involved.
Too busy with the rigors of new job and his pending fatherhood, Luke is forced to put his suspicions on hold. When his wife Kim faces a C-section, his fears are reignited. Could there be a murderer—or murderers—operating in his hospital? Could his wife’s obstetrician be involved? When the C-section goes horribly wrong, Luke must launch into action to save his wife and baby and expose a conspiracy he’s uncovered in his hospital.
Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s
Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and leading Alzheimer’s advocate Meryl Comer’s Slow Dancing With a Stranger is a profoundly personal, unflinching account of her husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease that serves as a much-needed wake-up call to better understand and address a progressive and deadly affliction.
When Meryl Comer’s husband Harvey Gralnick was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in 1996, she watched as the man who headed hematology and oncology research at the National Institutes of Health started to misplace important documents and forget clinical details that had once been cataloged encyclopedically in his mind. With harrowing honesty, she brings readers face to face with this devastating condition and its effects on its victims and those who care for them.
#DoNotDisturb: How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life
Jedediah Bila chronicles her chaotic, confusing, and all-consuming love-hate relationship with – her cell phone. Stepping back from the whirlwind of texting, social media, and an endless sea of apps, Bila questions how our relationships, character, and sanity have suffered from our deep dive into the digital abyss. Exploring the toll that tech addiction took on her life, Bila reveals her missteps and mistakes, including several upending, life-altering months swirling in an ex-boyfriend’s cell-phone-enabled double life, and how a low-tech millennial later stole her heart.
Travel with Jedediah through the embarrassing and catastrophic consequences of Ménage-a-Tech relationships, social media’s Perception Deception, and the One-Potato-Chip-Problem of trying to resist Silicon Valley’s hypnotic, slot-machine software designed to lure you in.
The Story of Kullervo
Kullervo, son of Kalervo, is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters. “Hapless Kullervo,” as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny.
Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and tried three times to kill him when he was still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanōna, and the magical powers of the black dog Musti, who guards him. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruelest of fates.
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