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Author: Rainer, Marc
Conspiracy Thrillers

Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask and a team of FBI agents and local police officers tackle three international criminal organizations threatening the nation’s capital city:

A Jamaican drug-trafficking cabal led by a psychopathic serial killer;
The vicious MS-13 street gang, known for murder, rape, and a total lack of mercy to its own members and recruits; and
The Los Zetas Cartel, the most ruthless of the Mexican drug cartels, dealing torture and death throughout eastern Mexico and into the United States.

Marc Rainer applies three decades of experience as a federal prosecutor in combining the excitement of high-stakes thrillers with pinpoint accuracy and realism, using actual events and trial experiences. His books have earned him a widespread audience in the fields of law enforcement and trial litigation.

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Author: Bourg, BJ
Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Detectives Brandon Berger and Dawn Luke are investigating a mysterious death that leads to the doorsteps of the Magnolia Faith Church. Tight-lipped parishioners and lack of evidence stop this case in its tracks. Further north, William Chandler takes his wife and their infant daughter on a camping trip to the Skybald National Forest. After a series of strange events, William is arrested for murder. He swears he’s innocent, but the evidence is so damning, even his wife thinks he’s guilty. The Magnolia Faith Church might be the key to proving William’s innocence, but making the 251-mile connection could be deadly.
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Author: Winston, Lexie
Romantic Comedy
When food blogger and Gluttony demon, Glory, samples the macarons and various desserts at the new Tasty Treats she gets more than she bargained for. Being fat shamed and humiliated by the staff, leads to some supernatural side effects. Not even the thought of crashing an all-you-can-eat wedding buffet, can cheer her up, but she reluctantly agrees to join her sister. What happens next is more than Glory could have even imagined.
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Author: Sperati, J P
Movie & Video Guides & Reviews

A must for all James Bond and London Enthusiasts

Britain’s Secret Service wasn’t always based in the imposing building at Vauxhall Cross. The department known to Bond devotees as Universal Exports has had many homes – and now you can visit them all!

James Bond on Location: London includes:

  • The house of a villain who lived on the same street as Ian Fleming
  • How Skyfall changed the map of the London Underground
  • How The World Is Not Enough defied the geography of the River Thames
  • Where in London you can find Shangai and Hamburg
  • Where we first heard those immortal words: “Bond – James Bond”
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Author: Flynn, Jim
Financial Thrillers

Austin based money manager J. R. Johnson is faced with his toughest challenge: Confronting and stopping a hotshot Wall Street Hedge Fund manager Robert Stanton Banks, who he suspects is running a Ponzi Scheme. J. R.’s client and sometime lover Lola Madison is lured into Banks’ orbit, and in his pursuit to uncover the truth, Johnson runs into fraud, money laundering, Russian Oligarchs and murder. Filled with Wall Street insights, interesting characters, wise guy humor, and surprising plot twists, Losing Lola is an entertaining thriller.

When Lola asks J.R. to accompany her to a New York gala event, Johnson has reason to suspect that she may be moving her account to a Wall Street Hotshot. J. R. investigates and suspects that the New Yorker is running an audacious Ponzi Scheme.

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Author: Nielsen, Desiree
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Healthy Cooking

Revolutionize your approach to a healthy diet with the power of plant-based foods and follow one simple rule–eat more plants. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or meat-eater, we can all benefit from eating more plants for vibrant living. Eat More Plants shows you how to transform your diet with powerful anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense plants, and to create delicious meals to support your immune system, gut health, fight disease, reduce stress, and restore balance.

In Eat More Plants, registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen shows you a myriad of ways to add the most healthful gluten-free, plant-based foods to every meal. Packed with more than 100 anti-inflammatory recipes to meet the demands of modern life, including Blackberry Ginger Muffins, Edamame Hula Bowl with Almond Miso Sauce, Socca Pizza with Zucchini, Olives, and Basil, Creamy Pasta with Smoked Tofu and Kale, Green Machine Burgers, Tahini Date Shakes, Pineapple Ginger Cream Tart, and Cocoa Cherry Brownies.

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Author: Gerard, Cindy
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Military Romance
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cindy Gerard plunges readers into the heart of a seductive contest of wills between a hard-living hero and a beautiful rogue operative who is on a mission to dig up the secrets of his past. Tension sizzles in this pulse-pounding first adventure in Gerard’s action-packed new series as Eva Salinas lures Mike Brown from the sultry streets of Lima, Peru, to the desolate Idaho wilderness on the hunt for the cold-blooded traitor behind a fatal military operation that haunts them both.
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Author: Patrick-Goudreau, Colleen
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Animal Rights

Finding plant-based recipes? Easy. Dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional aspects of being vegan in a non-vegan world? That’s the hard part.

The Joyful Vegan is here to help.

Many people choose veganism as a logical and sensible response to their concerns about animals, the environment, and/or their health. But despite their positive intentions and the personal benefits they experience, they’re often met with resistance from friends, family members, and society at large. These external factors can make veganism socially difficult—and emotionally exhausting—to sustain.

This leads to an unfortunate reality: the majority of vegans (and vegetarians) revert back to consuming meat, dairy, or eggs—breaching their own values and sabotaging their own goals in the process.

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Author: Haydu, Corey Ann
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Children’s Books on City Life

The world tilted for Elodee this year, and now it’s impossible for her to be the same as she was before. Not when her feelings have such a strong grip on her heart. Not when she and her twin sister, Naomi, seem to be drifting apart. So when Elodee’s mom gets a new job in Eventown, moving seems like it might just fix everything.

Indeed, life in Eventown is comforting and exciting all at once. Their kitchen comes with a box of recipes for Elodee to try. Everyone takes the scenic way to school or work—past rows of rosebushes and unexpected waterfalls. On blueberry-picking field trips, every berry is perfectly ripe.

Sure, there are a few odd rules, and the houses all look exactly alike, but it’s easy enough to explain—until Elodee realizes that there are only three ice cream flavors in Eventown. Ever.

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Author: King, Brian
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Parenting & Family Humor

From a psychologist and stand-up comedian comes a practical, yet laugh-out-loud guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life.

Dr. Brian King got a degree in psychology before becoming a world-touring comic and the host of humor therapy seminars attended by more than ten thousand people each year. In this brilliant guide he presents hands-on techniques for managing stress by rewiring our brains to approach potentially difficult situations through a lens of positivity. To do so, Dr. King explores what stress is, where it comes from, and what it does to our bodies and brains. He delves deep into how to address everyday stress—as well as anxiety, insecurities, repression, and negativity—and gives insight into resulting ailments such as anxiety disorders, depression, hypertension, obesity, substance abuse disorders, and more.

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Author: Chance, Megan
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Young Adult Historical Romance

Great stones crack and split. Storms will tell and the world is changed…

Seventeen-year-old Grace has found the archdruid who can teach her to use her power as the veleda—the priestess prophesied to save Ireland. But nothing is as it should be. The archdruid is a dangerous fairy, and Grace can’t learn the spells, no matter how hard she tries. Something is wrong…but what?

Meanwhile, gentleman Patrick Devlin and warrior Diarmid Ua Duibhne both struggle with their love for Grace, their duty to their warring brotherhoods, and their support of Ireland. And New York City is in chaos with protests, immigrant gangs, and police crackdowns. The only hope for the future is the ancient ritual, just weeks away, in which Diarmid must take the life of the girl he loves.

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Author: Young, Neil, Baker, Phil
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Music Recording & Sound

Neil Young took on the music industry so that fans could hear his music—all music—the way it was meant to be heard.

Today, most of the music we hear is compressed to a fraction of its original sound, while analog masterpieces are turning to dusty record company vaults. As these recordings disappear, music fans aren’t just losing a collection of notes. We’re losing spaciousness, breadth of the sound field, and the ability to hear and feel a ping of a triangle or a pluck of a guitar string, each with its own resonance and harmonics that slowly trail off into silence.

The result is music that is robbed of its original quality—muddy and flat in sound compared to the rich, warm sound artists hear in the studio. It doesn’t have to be this way, but the record and technology companies have incorrectly assumed that most listeners are satisfied with these low-quality tracks.

Neil Young is challenging the assault on audio quality—and working to free music lovers from the flat and lifeless status quo.

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