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Jack Dillon Dublin Tales, Volumes 1-7 (affiliate link)
Jack Dillon is a U.S. Marshal abroad, escorting a fugitive named Daniel Ackerman and having a wonderful time—at first. All goes smoothly, and he’s had a splendid tour of the fair city in the company of Garda (Officer) Ann Dumphy—the lovely colleen assigned to mind him—until the transfer of the prisoner at the airport. It seems Ackerman’s Russian partner would prefer that Ackerman not stand trial in the U.S., and sends a team of his thugs to prevent it.
Suddenly Marshal Dillon finds himself in a very wrong place at a very wrong time. He ends up in hot water with the American Embassy for carrying a gun in Dublin, but the Irish authorities might just have a little different take on things…
Sunday Night Fears: A Sam Halloran Thriller (affiliate link)
Sam Halloran is ambitious, a bit desperate, and running from an ugly past. He has a family to support and everything hinges on his job as a newly minted auditor. But when he is assigned to his first public company audit, he discovers something no one else did. Fraud…massive fraud!
That’s when the walls start to close in.
As Sam struggles with what to do and confronts the pain of his past, the company’s smart, seductive accounting manager becomes both ally and temptation. With each piece of evidence painting a bigger target on his back, Sam wonders if she would rather help him uncover the truth or lead him straight into a deadly trap…
Galaxy Run: A Sci-Fi Thriller (Gunn and Salvo Book 1) (affiliate link)
When deep space bounty hunters Gunn and Salvo chase down a teenager linked to the catastrophic loss of a space station, everything about the job feels off.
They’re used to greedy people lying to them. But honest people who should know better? That’s new.
So they do the one thing you don’t do in their line of work: Ask questions.
Before they know it, they’re the ones with a galaxy-wide bounty on their heads … and the fate of humanity in their hands.
Galaxy Run is a sci-fi thriller featuring a pair of (mostly) honest bounty hunters, a not-so-innocent teenager, and a sadistic enemy hellbent on destruction.
Crime Squad: Life and death on London’s front line (affiliate link)
Fresh out of training school, Mike Pannett always knew policing the mean streets of London would be very different from the rural North Yorkshire villages where he had been trained.
But nothing had prepared him for how different.
Sent south of the river to Battersea, in the middle of a crime wave, he is thrown straight into a drugs raid – and finds himself staring straight into a double-barrelled shotgun.
London is in the middle of a drugs war, with the rise of crack cocaine, and the notorious Yardies are defending the trade with complete disregard for the law, or for human life. Rivals are eliminated without mercy, and whole districts fall under the control of the crime lords.
A Name Among the Stars (affiliate link)
When Zara Aguirre barely escapes with her life from her home world, she hopes that she’s found safety on the planet Kernow. She wants nothing more than to be left in peace, hidden away in a remote town on a beautiful and untamed coast.
But living on the mysterious Duke Tremayne’s estate, she finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into his world, despite all her fears. What secret is he hiding in Cardu, his dark fortress that stands sentinel above the town of Stormhaven? Was the duchess murdered?
And is the sinister conspiracy that murdered her family a threat to this world as well? Zara must reveal her family Name and risk her own life to help expose the plot… or the Duke, and this whole planet, will fall.
The Cutting Edge: A Suspense Novel (affiliate link)
My name is Skye Summers. I’m a hairstylist and I can’t stop fantasizing about killing my clients. Not all of them, of course. I only want to kill the ones who irritate me, which, if I’m being honest, is most of them. My occasional fantasies have turned into chronic daydreams. They’re bloody and vivid, like watching a slice-and-dice movie on IMAX.
I also want to kill my husband’s ex-girlfriend. She’s not a client but she tops my list. Eighteen years ago, she gave birth to his daughter and she has tormented him ever since. I should be troubled by this growing desire to use my surgically sharpened shears for more than a haircut. Instead, I wonder how I can get away with it.
Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory.
By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story.
“My life is very ordinary,” says Rory. “On the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn’t seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context—as part of a larger story—you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do.”
A warm and unforgettable portrait of a family letting go of the known world to encounter an unfamiliar one filled with rich possibilities and new understandings.
Bruce Kirkby had fallen into a pattern of looking mindlessly at his phone for hours, flipping between emails and social media, ignoring his children and wife and everything alive in his world, when a thought struck him. This wasn’t living; this wasn’t him. This moment of clarity started a chain reaction which ended with a grand plan: he was going to take his wife and two young sons, jump on a freighter and head for the Himalaya.
In Blue Sky Kingdom, we follow Bruce and his family’s remarkable three months journey, where they would end up living amongst the Lamas of Zanskar Valley, a forgotten appendage of the ancient Tibetan empire, and one of the last places on earth where Himalayan Buddhism is still practiced freely in its original setting.
All the Better Part of Me (affiliate link)
Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The Tennessean was one of the most intriguing and controversial characters to emerge during the Civil War. Books and articles on the man span the gamut from hero worship because of his remarkable battlefield victories, to condemnation for his involvement with the slaughter at Fort Pillow and later, his association with the Ku Klux Klan. Retired Special Forces brigadier general John R. Scales plows entirely new ground with The Battles and Campaigns of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861–1865, a careful and unique examination of Forrest’s wartime activities and how his actions affected the war in the Western Theater.
Each chapter covers specific raids or campaigns, all arranged chronologically. After describing the environment within which Forrest operated, which helps readers understand the larger situation within which his movements were made and his battles were fought, Gen. Scales narrates the decisions Forrest and his opponents made and the actions they took.
Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness (affiliate link)
Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently (affiliate link)
What makes a team great? Not just good. Not just functional. But great?
Over the last six years, long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor Don Yaeger has been invited by some of the greatest companies in the world to speak about the habits of high-performing individuals. Delivering an average of 80 keynote speeches per year, Don was approached by his most consistent client, Microsoft, to develop a talk on what allowed some teams to play at a championship level year after year. From Microsoft and Starbucks to the New England Patriots and San Antonio Spurs, what do some organizations do seemingly better than most all of their opponents?
Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience.
The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere.
With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.