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Death of an Eagle (affiliate link)
In 1883, Jose Olano, a 16 year old Basque from the Iberian Peninsula, has lucked into a job as a sheepherder in southeastern portion of Idaho Territory. He is in bliss until the day that a raging grizzly bear attacks his sheep herd, and in trying to defend his charges he wounds the bear and is in turn horribly torn apart before he kills the beast, almost on accident.
38 year old, rugged mountaineer and sometimes outlaw Robert “Gray Eagle” McAllister is on foot after having his horse stolen from him. He, in turn, steals a beautiful palomino that belongs to one of the rich people he deplores. His flight is stalled when he knocks a young girl off her horse into the Bear River and must choose either to rescue her or to make his escape. Because he cares for young people and animals, he chooses the rescue.
McAllister escapes on foot only to find the nearly dead Basque boy in the forest. He makes the choice to save a life once again and nurses Jose back to health, then sets out to train him to become a mountain man.
3 LIES (The Masters CIA Thriller Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
The blatant lies concerning her whereabouts leave him unsettled and alarmed.
A tech exec dropout, Clint Masters is in love with Beth, who requires routine blood dialysis to survive. As each hour passes without filtering, her blood turns more toxic, while Clint’s more cold with terror.
Meanwhile at Langley, someone hacked the CIA computers. Now certain field agents no longer respond to command. Langley must determine whether the agents are in danger, or worse—they’ve gone rogue.
When CIA officers investigate, they intercept Clint in his search for Beth. Time is running out for her survival, but he refuses to let Beth die without a fight.
An intense thriller, Clint struggles against an unknown enemy until the shocking conclusion.
Bring Me to Life: A Novel (affiliate link)
Ray Scapio is Ventura County’s top homicide prosecutor; he has been assigned the case of his career.
A local Tennis pro murdered his ex-girlfriend. The case seems obvious until a high-priced defense attorney hires an expert with a record of creating reasonable doubt. After a stunning cross-examination the trial concludes. Soon after, Scapio gets an even bigger case.
When beautiful Daisy Guzman is abducted the race is on to find her. Brilliant Detectives Davon Washington and Chris Whatley’s investigation takes them to a local hospital where a young woman lies comatose with bandages covering severe burn injuries. Jack Maclin, a paroled rapist is certain that he killed Daisy and will get away with her murder.
But when Daisy’s bandages are removed the case takes a shocking twist and Jack Maclin has no clue how the tables are about to turn.
How Not to Marry a Billionaire (affiliate link)
Is it just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man? Find out in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy!
One minute I’m a promising law grad with grand ideas of changing people’s lives, the next I’m persona non grata thanks to a tiny little incident where I may or may not have stabbed my boss.
Now I’m unemployable, broke, and almost desperate enough to move back home with my parents. This was rock bottom.
Until it hit me in the very annoying but not wrong advice of my mother.
It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is a poor man.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I’m on a Hail Mary mission to an exclusive resort in Hawaii to finally find…the one.
A billionaire one, that is.
Explosive (The Houston Defiance MC Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
I couldn’t walk away.
It’s not who I am.
The moment I saw Rayne broken and bloodied, I knew I wasn’t leaving without her.
As the president of the Houston Defiance MC, my job is to protect. And there’s no taming the rage building inside my body, screaming at me to shield her from the husband who’s beating her day in and day out.
Taking her was never in my plans, but plans change.
I don’t care if she’s married.
Or that her husband’s a cop.
Our connection is explosive, it’s dangerous, it’s intoxicating.
And I’m fast being swept up in her storm.
It’s something I can’t ignore.
I thought the enemy was clear, and I was ready to fight.
But maybe there’s a threat we didn’t see coming?
Corpses Say The Darndest Things (Nod Blake Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
It was a simple job: keep an eye on the minister’s wife until she goes safely to bed. Then all hell broke loose.
The death of a beloved Chicago televangelist’s wife is only the beginning; someone is homiciding their way through the Temple of Majesty Church. Private eye Nod Blake – an aging throwback to an era of detecting on the mean streets – has been dumped in the middle of it all, on his head.
The resulting injuries seem to have opened a door to the hereafter: Blake believes dead people are talking to him. But are the victims really begging the gumshoe for help from the other side of the grave? When his nemesis, Detective Lieutenant Wenders, finds evidence that Blake is the murderer, the private dick’s life becomes a great big soup sandwich.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (affiliate link)
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes—and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a start there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is a modern classic of travel literature.
The Lathe of Heaven (affiliate link)
In a near-future world beset by war, climate change, and overpopulation, Portland resident George Orr discovers that his dreams have the power to alter reality. Upon waking, the world he knew has become a strange, barely recognizable place, where only George has a clear memory of how it was before. Seeking escape from these “effective dreams,” George eventually turns to behavioral psychologist Dr. William Haber for a cure. But Haber has other ideas in mind.
Seeing the profound power of George’s dreams, Haber believes it must be harnessed for the greater good—no matter the cost. Soon, George is a pawn in Haber’s dangerous game, where the fate of humanity grows more imperiled with every waking hour.
The Cole Trilogy: The Physician, Shaman, and Matters of Choice (affiliate link)
In The Physician, an orphan in eleventh-century London, Robert Cole, becomes a fast-talking swindler. As he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but by claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. Cole’s journey and love for a woman who must struggle against her only rival—medicine—make The Physician a riveting modern classic. In Shaman, Dr. Robert Judson Cole, nineteenth-century descendent of the first Robert Cole, travels from his ravaged Scottish homeland, through the operating rooms of antebellum Boston, to the cabins of frontier Illinois. In the wilderness he befriends the starving remnants of the Sauk tribe, who have fled their reservation.
ALPHA: A Black Flagged Thriller (The Black Flagged Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
A FORMER COVERT OPERATIVE WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT HIS DARKEST SECRETS…
Daniel Petrovich, formerly part of the Department of Defense’s infamous Black Flag Program, protects a secret buried in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon. Blackmailed into executing one final mission for his previous commanding officer, Daniel’s carefully constructed “life” rapidly disintegrates into a relentless federal manhunt–and a “24-style” race against the clock to suppress the shocking truth about his past. To survive, he’ll release the darkest side of his concealed identity. A dark side with few boundaries–and even fewer loyalties.
Driven (The Driven Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Texas Rich (affiliate link)
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