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Red on the Run: A Gripping Crime Thriller (The Syndicate-Born Trilogy Book 1)
In search of redemption from his sordid past, FBI Special Agent Alex Bailey takes on a new partner, Katherine Mitchel… and a new secret mission.
Before being assigned their first joint case, Katherine uncovers damning evidence against a major crime ring known as The Syndicate. The group controls key members of the D.C. Metropolitan Area Police, the U.S. Congress, even the FBI, and they will stop at nothing to protect their interests. With her life on the line, Katherine is forced to put her faith in Alex as she flees from Washington D.C. and enters the Witness Protection Program.
Cora vows to not let that get in the way, but even before the family has boarded the plane, the ohana drama begins. As usual, there’s the sister-in-law who is bent on causing friction, the self-centered cousins, and the aunt who loves to party a bit too much.
Summertime in Crystal Bay means tourist season for Calliope “Callie” Costas, Greek American owner of Callie’s Kitchen. Callie can barely keep up with demand for her summer fruit pies and spanakopita. Plus, she’s agreed to bake dozens of Greek delicacies for the annual Greek Fest, a huge event spearheaded by her loving but over-the-top dad.
When Callie is invited to a 1920s-themed Murder Mystery Night at the landmark Harris House, it seems like a welcome break from her hot stove. That is, until she finds herself an unwilling player in yet another suspicious death.
In Hitchcockian fashion, the telephone rings at two in the morning. PI Dev Haskell answers, half-asleep, to a giggling woman named Danielle. It seems she’s found his phone number on a bathroom stall. She’s called Dev “for a good time,” but what she really wants is for him to deliver a simple message to her former business partner.
It’s all fun and games (not to mention funny) til someone goes missing. Next thing he knows, our fair but bumbling hero can’t find his client or her business partner, which turns out to be the least of his problems when he finds himself on the hook for murder, and suddenly haunted by a multitude of childhood secrets.
America is baseball, apple pie, and … Russian spies?
At the height of the Cold War, America needed a distraction. And it came in the form of Jack Myles, who burst on the scene hitting home runs with such repetitive force that he became known as the Jack Hammer.
Three decades after Myles’ tragic death, Anna Stepania walks into the office of private investigator Tim O’Connell and makes the crazy claim that Jack Myles is her father … and that he’s still alive.
Tim is skeptical, to say the least, but a search reveals that not only is Myles alive, he plays for a different team than everyone thought.
My father made sure my life was built on lies.
Everything about my past was created to protect me. I just don’t know why.
Former fighter, Julian Moore, used to grace my TV one too many times, and I secretly had posters of him on my walls.
Now, he may be the only one I can trust and he’s vowed to stand by my side no matter what. I want to believe him.
My father’s secrets brought Julian and me together–a secret that I have yet to uncover.
I was never given control of my past, but now it’s time to take control of my future.
The Bride Collector
FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he’s picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellness and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.
It’s there that he meets Paradise, a young woman who witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped his hand.
Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity.
While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants.
A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South’s world flips.
The culprit seems to be a drifter from South’s childhood; the victim was the only person connecting South to his early crime; and a troubled, vivacious new female sergeant has been relocated from London and assigned to work with South. As our hero investigates, he must work ever-harder to keep his own connections to the victim, and his past, a secret.
Advice about food can be confusing. There’s usually only one thing experts can agree on: some ingredients—often the most enjoyable ones—are bad for you, full stop. But as Aaron Carroll explains, if we stop consuming some of our most demonized foods, it may actually hurt us. Examining troves of studies on dietary health, Carroll separates hard truths from hype, showing that you can
Eat red meat several times a week. Its effects are negligible for most people, and actually positive if you’re 65 or older.
Have a drink or two a day. In moderation, alcohol may protect you against cardiovascular disease without much risk.
Enjoy a gluten-loaded bagel from time to time. It has less fat and sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber than a gluten-free one.
With helpful tips and easy to follow step-by-step lessons, The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Drawing is the perfect resource for artists looking to hone their drawing style and technique.
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Drawing is a comprehensive guide to drawing a vast array of subjects, from landscapes and flowers to animals and portraits. This helpful resource begins with a thorough introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including different types of pencils, sketchbooks, papers, and other tools. Additionally, artists will learn the fundamentals of drawing, as well as a variety of drawing techniques, including rendering realistic textures, creating volume, and capturing perspective.
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