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Unchained: A Rex Dalton Thriller

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Author: Ryan, JC
Military Thrillers

Following the deadly events of Afghanistan, Rex Dalton and his companion, the military dog, Digger, escape and make their way into India. Rex knows that to stay alive he has to remain ‘dead’.

It’s time to start over. No more secret missions, no more killing, no more violence. He and Digger are going to travel the world, visit historical places, and learn about other cultures. Life will become an extended holiday.

But in a chance meeting during his travels, Rex discovers that the youngest daughter of a local couple has gone missing, and he decides to help find her. A decision which puts him and Digger right into the crosshairs of danger.

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Author: Wyss, Cy
Cozy Animal Mystery

PJ Taylor is a freelance photojournalist who turns into a cat every night at sundown. All she wants is a normal life and her brother’s respect. In this first adventure, follow PJ as she chases thieves, drug dealers, and even a murderer.

Will PJ solve the mysterious drowning death of cantankerous old coot, Chip Greene? Or, will a local special needs boy end up taking the blame?

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Author: Crosby, Tanya Anne
Romantic Suspense

Less than 48 hours. That’s how long Florence W. Aldridge has to live.

Every event in a person’s life is connected. The state of our lives, at any given time, is the sum of everything we have done and everywhere we have been. Our next decision determines, not merely where our lives end, but who we become along the way. How far can one lost woman go to redeem herself by the time the clock stops ticking?

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Author: Nabors, Mary
Break Baking
It’s time to bake perfect breads with the help of Bread baking for beginners and discover the magic behind flour, water, salt, and yeast. The guide book gives all beginners the chance to learn the baking process from no start to final sweetbreads. There are bundles of recipes designed and step by step, explained in hand with pictures to ensure you easily understand and follow every step. It might seem so easy to prepare breads, but it can cost a lifetime if you lack experience and skills. Grab a copy and learn the quick steps to bake your own breads. The baking process involves different types of flours and waters. It’s time to learn what to pick and what to leave in the 100+ recipes provided.
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Author: Threadgoode, Ciara

Four teenaged girls become friends and allies, providing believable alibis for each other that get them out of the house; away from distracted and indifferent parents; parents struggling to live their lives in an unnatural way; lives that include children, which was never what they wanted. They had caved; under pressure from families under the spell of a changing culture still geared to traditional protocol; i.e., doing what’s right. For them, personal preference or comfort never really got into the equation.

The girls are who they are: one is of mixed blood, one favors high drama; another is very amply endowed; yet another is the acute fashionista.

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Author: Whittington, Shaun
Crime Thrillers

Meet Wayne Chessington, a thirty-year-old man who just wants to get on in life. After moving to Glasgow and being discouraged by the lack of jobs available, he finally lands a job that could be the making of him.

Once Wayne begins his job as a prison officer at the only private jail in Scotland, he realises during the training process that it’s not the correct career path for him. And starting on the infamous H Wing, which consists of protected prisoners and days of witnessing constant violence, begins to discourage him.

His lack of appetite for the job increases as his relationship with the Gang of Three on the wing becomes hostile, and the arrival of psychopath Alan ‘Cutter’ Drake only adds to his consternation.

City of Echoes (Detective Matt Jones Book 1)

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Author: Ellis, Robert
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Hard-Boiled Mystery
On Detective Matt Jones’s first night working Homicide in LA, he’s called to investigate a particularly violent murder case: a man has been gunned down in a parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard, his bullet-riddled body immediately pegged as the work of a serial robber who has been haunting the Strip for months. Driven by the grisliness of the killing, Jones and his hot-tempered partner, Denny Cabrera, jump headfirst into the investigation. But as Jones uncovers evidence that links the crime to a brutal, ritualized murder that occurred eighteen months prior, he begins to suspect that there’s more going on beneath the surface. When Jones discovers shocking, deep-seated corruption; a high-level cover-up; and his own personal ties to the rising body count, he’s no longer sure he can trust anyone, even himself.
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Author: McBain, Ed
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Police Procedurals

As a cop with the city’s famed 87th Precinct, Steve Carella has seen it all. Or so he thinks. Because nothing can prepare him for the sight that greets him on a sweltering July night: fellow detective Mike Reardon’s dead body splayed across the sidewalk, his face blown away by a .45.

Days later, Reardon’s partner is found dead, a .45-caliber bullet buried deep in his chest. Only a fool would call it a coincidence, and Carella’s no fool. He chalks the whole ugly mess up to a grudge killing…until a third murder shoots that theory to hell. Armed with only a single clue, Carella delves deep into the city’s underbelly, launching a grim search for answers that will lead him from a notorious brothel to the lair of a beautiful, dangerous widow. He won’t stop until he finds the truth—or until the next bullet finds him.

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Author: Deen, Shulem
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Jewish Orthodox Movements

A moving and revealing exploration of Hasidic life, and one man’s struggles with faith, family, and community

Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world–only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen’s first transgression–turning on the radio–is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely.

Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most: his five children.

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Author: Espiritu, Kevin
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Urban Gardening

In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter.

If you think it’s impossible to grow your own food because you don’t have a large yard or you live in the city…think again. There is a plethora of urban gardening options to create beautiful, productive edible gardens no matter where you live. The key to succeeding as an urban gardener is to choose the method(s) that make sense for your unique living situation and then give your plants what they need to thrive. Kevin helps you do just that.

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Author: Brown, Carolyn
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Women’s Romance Fiction
Greta Fields had planned to stay one night in Murray County, Oklahoma, to attend her brother’s wedding, even though she thought he was making the biggest mistake of his life for the second time. But on her way out of town, she caused a three car pileup when she dropped her cell phone and tried to retrieve it while traveling ninety miles an hour. For her crime, she was forced to serve four months of community service in Sulphur, Oklahoma, with none other than that policeman she’d had words with at the reception acting as her escort to and from work. She almost opted for six months in jail rather than have to deal with him every day.
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Author: Levy, Marc
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Humorous Fiction

Days before her wedding, Julia Walsh is blindsided twice: once by the sudden death of her estranged father…and again when he appears on her doorstep after his funeral, ready to make amends, right his past mistakes, and prevent her from making new ones.

Surprised, to say the least, Julia reluctantly agrees to turn what should have been her honeymoon into a spontaneous road trip with her father to make up for lost time. But when an astonishing secret is revealed about a past relationship, their trip becomes a whirlwind journey of rediscovery that takes them from Montreal to Paris to Berlin and back home again, where Julia learns that even the smallest gestures she might have taken for granted have the power to change her life forever.

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