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This is the story of Willow 'Twig' Olsen, a woman of scandinavian descent, who was trapped into an existance of traditional servitude for the first thirty eight years of her life, and what transpires after her last parent dies, and she is finally free to seek male companionship, as she has long desired. What happens thereafter is a whirlwind of unexpected events that lead to greed, deception, and eventually murder.
This book goes far above and significantly deeper than any simple romance... or many suspense thrillers. Readers will be compelled to discover each detail; to keep turning the pages.
This is a suspenseful thriller of beauty, tenderness, havoc, and calm, tossed together in chapters that electrify and stun.
This is one, approx. 300 page Novel, that ought to to be made into a movie. I see Charlize Theron as Willow Olsen and Brad Pitt as Lonnie Doolittle. One could even visualize George Clooney as J. Zachery Tyrone...
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The Girl at the Halfway House
The Law of the Land
The Way of a Man
54-40 or Fight
The Man Next Door
The Magnificent Adventure
The Covered Wagon
Emerson Hough (1857-1923) was an American author best known for writing western stories, adventure tales and historical novels. His best known works include western novels The Mississippi Bubble and The Covered Wagon, The Young Alaskans series of adventure novels, and historical works The Way to the West and The Story of the Cowboy.
Book 2 follows the career of TiiNa Firestone, younger of the two hybrid children of NaDii and Greg Firestone. Tempered by tragedy, TiiNa leads her family to their new home in the United States and finds more than she expected on her father's home planet.
There are planets known to the Empire, planets quarantined for their unique energy fields, planets on which strange, unnatural things occur. The locals have been known to call it viiri, or magic. In no instance has it been found to function in space, or on other planets. Until now.
After visiting the quarantined planet Glemux against his will, Doogan wants nothing more than to put the strange world behind him, fix his computer girlfriend, and find the bastard who sent him there. But the espionage wing of the Empire has something else in mind. A planet has broken out of its quarantine, sent dark ships into space and brought magic with them.
Drafted as a de facto expert, Doogan returns to Glemux to consult the only real experts he knows, the Dúranaki T'vance and his magically adept friends, unwittingly entangling them in a conflict that threatens the very fabric of civilization.
But as any Dúranaki will tell you, there isn't a conflict that can't be resolved with a few strategic ...
Trilogy: Book 1. Disgraced MI6 code breaker, Dr Geoff Turner, keenly answers a tabloid advertisement for an adventure in Egypt. Fascinated by the pyramid plateau region, the astute visitor soon unearths a mystery thanks to Horus, the god of the morning sun, who still spies upon the world from the American one dollar bill. Quite quickly, Dr Turner finds himself embroiled in a secret society of the world's elite who want to control every person upon the planet using digital chipping. Horrified by his discovery, Dr Turner survives several attempts on his life as he cunningly infiltrates the Power of the Triangle; the new world leaders by stealth.
Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record details the creation and use of apergy, a form of anti-gravitational energy, and details a flight to Mars in 1830. The planet is inhabited by diminutive beings; they are convinced that life does not exist elsewhere than on their world, and refuse to believe that the unnamed narrator is actually from Earth. (They think he is an unusually tall Martian from some remote place on their planet.)
The Secret Agent is set in London in 1886 and deals with Mr. Adolf Verloc and his work as a spy against Britain. Verloc is also a businessman who owns a shop which sells pornographic material, contraceptives and bric-a-brac. His friends are a group of anarchists of which Comrade Ossipon, Michaelis, and "The Professor" are the most prominent. The group produces anarchist literature in the form of pamphlets entitled F.P. - The Future of the Proletariat. Although a member of an anarchist cell, Verloc is also secretly employed by the embassy of a foreign country, but Mr. Vladimir, the new First Secretary in the Embassy is not satisfied with Verloc's contribution. In order to redeem himself, Verloc must carry out an operation - the destruction of Greenwich Observatory by a bomb.
The Moon Pool deals with an advanced race which has developed within the Earth's core. Eventually their most intelligent members create an offspring. This created entity encompasses both great good and great evil, but it slowly turns away from its creators and towards evil. The entity is called either the Dweller or the Shining One.
A humanitarian trip to Cambodia turns deadly when Delilah, a young medical volunteer, is kidnapped. Once Jonathon arrives in the jungle and discovers that his friend is missing, he recruits the locals to search for her. Every clue points to the followers of the N?ga Mani -- a sacred stone with legendary powers that only works with a human sacrifice. With time running out, it's up to Jonathon to rescue Delilah.
When it comes time for Martina to change up her life, she abruptly quits her job as a night nurse at a local hospital, climbs into her old Chevy and, to her parents' dismay, leaves home. From all outward appearances, Martina Spalding is an attractive young lady looking for love and a new life. But underneath is a spitfire with a pistol she's not afraid to use, which surprises even her, when she discovers her best friends life is in danger. What transpires thereafter is a thrilling and suspenseful ride to unmask a killer, with a few wrong turns and bumps along the way. During the transformational journey that ensues, Martina earns her nickname in earnest: SPIDER.
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"I loved it, a page-turner, couldn't put it down, every page just led to the next... I'm amazed it's a first book, it's like a 3rd or 4th from an established writer. He's also created an amazing character called Larsen... the best character I've met in these books, quite chilling but brilliant. Mesi is an enigmatic heroine. It's a great book, if you like thrillers it's just terrific... "
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Producer Custer's Last Stand Up (BAFTA 2001).
Author of The Last of the High Kings, adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Rea and Christina Ricci.
A brutal conflict unleashed. Who stands to win? A bloody massacre at a Mexican heroin refinery; a Miami-bound freight ship hijacked for its cargo of illegal narcotics; the ruthless assassination of a Kosovar drug lord - a war has erupted between two drugs superpowers.
As DEA Agent Diane Mesi ...
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Kazan is a wolf-dog hybrid, one quarter wolf and three quarters husky. He travels to the Canadian wilderness with his owner Thorpe where they meet man named McCready who Kazan recognizes as someone who abused him in the past. When McCready attacks Thorpe's wife Isobel, Kazan kills McCready and then runs away fearing the harsh punishment for killing a man. He later encounters a wolf pack of which he becomes the new leader, but when pack comes across an old man and his family, Kazan turns against his pack, protecting the family from the other wolves. After staying with the family for a while Kazan continues his journey with his mate, Gray Wolf.
Baree is a wild, wolfdog pup of Kazan and Gray Wolf. After being separated from his parents as a young pup, Baree eventually finds himself in the care of Nepeese and her father Pierrot, a trapper, and ...
Mike Daniels cared little for close human relations. He cared even less about the environment.
Why should he? His world already provided him with all the things that mattered in life. Things were about to change.
An unmarked memory stick arrived in the post. He hadn't been expecting anything so paid the object little attention. Mike wasn't to know it held details of a plan to resolve global overpopulation by decimating human numbers on the planet. He soon discovers, however, that the owners of the memory stick want it back, and no loose ends. Now his very existence is at risk and he must run.
Using a false identity, Matt Durham, he finds sanctuary in Canada. In this new life he learns about friendship, comes to appreciate the environment all around. He even believes he finds love. So Matt Durham chooses to close his mind to what brought him to this safe haven.
But, when he is found, Matt Durham is faced with a stark choice. Does he run again, or fight back against his enemies? In ...
Dr. Goodwin is on a botanical expedition in the Himalayas. There he meets Dick Drake, the son of one of his old science acquaintances. They are witnesses of a strange aurora-like effect, but seemingly a deliberate one. As they go out to investigate, they meet Goodwin's old friends Martin and Ruth Ventnor, brother and sister scientists. The group is saved from death in the mountains by a magnificent woman they get to know as Norhala. They are led to a hidden valley occupied by what they name "The Metal Monster", a strange metal city occupied by the metal animate Things Norhala commands. This city is governed by what they call the Metal Emperor, assisted by the Keeper of the Cones.
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Badge of Infamy
The Sky Is Falling
Police Your Planet
Victory... And It Comes Out Here
Let'em Breathe Space
No Strings Attached
The Dwindling Years
When the ice takes your friends and then comes for you, what do you do?
Amber Grace has spent countless lives preparing for battle, but her time has finally run out. She's mortal now and can only hope that her enemy is close. That when the monster comes to devour them all, she'll still be alive and able to offer herself instead.
All Amber has to do is keep herself safe, but one thing the Universe never guarantees is safety. Forced from hiding and trapped on the Rim with the criminal scum of every interstellar species, Amber finds herself truly living in a way she hasn't for millennia. Suddenly her choices are more than equations and the potential of billions killed must be balanced against protecting her friends.
Amber finally dares to embrace her last life, but a single mistake costs everything she has won. An ancient evil reaches through the chill of space, to freeze everything it touches.
Now the ice is coming... and it's not alone.
After a 3-year lull, in 2018, international bestseller Scott McElhaney flooded the market with a second wave of science fiction novels starting with the first six books of the Ani Maxima Files series. Then came several stand-alone novels of futuristic interstellar colonization which are now combined into a single volume for your enjoyment. Here, for the first time, you can own Endeavor, Maelstrom, and Terraformer in one giant book at an affordable price!
In Endeavor: Vastian Fox was born on the Endeavor and as a matter of fact, so were his parents. Even his grandparents had been born on this multigenerational spacecraft that had been built to save the last of the human race. And now, after all these years, there was a light at the end of the tunnel as they approached their new planet in the Kapteyn System.
As one of the ship's navigators, Vastian has a lot of time on his hands while mindlessly monitoring the systems on the bridge twelve hours a day. He also has access to the ...
Rob McIntyre, John Hardy and Jesse Wilcox are three adventurous young boys from the town of Valdez, Alaska. We follow them through their numerous journeys and exploration trips across the American continent, often with the help of their Uncle Dick.
Table of Contents:
The Young Alaskans
The Young Alaskans in the Rockies
The Young Alaskans on the Trail
Young Alaskans in the Far North
The Young Alaskans on the Missouri
Emerson Hough (1857-1923) was an American author best known for writing western stories, adventure tales and historical novels. His best known works include western novels The Mississippi Bubble and The Covered Wagon, The Young Alaskans series of adventure novels, and historical works The Way to the West and The Story of the Cowboy.
Paul Wood was just a tourist in Sarajevo. Then an unexpected encounter made him a desperate woman's only hope of escape. Now, to get her to safety, he must find a way through the minefield of warlords, criminals, and peacekeepers that is postwar Bosnia.
Pursued by brutal gangsters, unable to leave the country legally, Paul agrees to do a job for a shadowy group of human traffickers, in exchange for safe passage. The smugglers seem friendly. The job seems harmless. But when he discovers the secrets seething beneath, the repercussions will propel him on a perilous journey around the world - from a warlord's compound in lawless Albania, through the jungles of Latin America, and towards an explosive confrontation at the extraordinary Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert...
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JAIPUR, INDIA. A RUNAWAY FIELD-GUN CRASHES INTO AN ARCHWAY IN THE AMBER FORT DURING THE LAST YEARS OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S REIGN.
The collision reveals a cache of jewels hidden centuries earlier by the Rajput Raja of Amber. Corporal Robertson and three of his comrades quickly spirit a quantity of the precious stones away from their hiding place. A century later the corporal's great-grandson finds references to the rubies in the corporal's diaries. He travels to India to search for the stones: sixteen red rubies and an almost black ruby the size of a hen's egg, and said to be cursed - The Black Heart of the Moghul. But he knew nothing of the Eurasian grandsons of one of those other soldiers, three part-Indians who have long known what was taken and hidden away again by the corporal, but not where. James must forge a fragile alliance with those three, an alliance which can have only one outcome.
Another thriller from the prize-winning author of The Crying Stones.
In the very near future, Earth has been destroyed. Hundreds of meteors have ripped through the planet, causing society to plummet, spiraling into complete chaos and destruction. Out of the ashes, a powerful organization, EADEN, rises. Its goal, according to them, is to train the best, most promising youth to help protect the future and rebuild Earth. However, its methods are inhumane, and EADEN begins abducting the youth, against their will. And, as those they capture will discover, their true intents and schemes are much darker and more twisted than any of them could ever imagine. This book follows the "assets" (EADEN's name for the children it kidnaps) at facilities on opposite sides of the nation, the East and West coasts, and their journey as they try to unravel and make sense of the intricate and convoluted plot that is EADEN.
A divided future society. A family torn apart. One girl with a secret who must fight for the future. Another who will stop at nothing to silence the past.
The poverty-ridden southern provinces. Home to fourteen year-old Ayla and her younger brother, Jed. Two members of the so-called genetic underclass. Just two victims of the southern provinces' human scrapheap where every day is a struggle and a fight for survival.
The ruling northern provinces. The home of those deemed worthy and the genetic 'elites'. The home of Selene. A cruel and unstable girl whose agenda is to right a wrong that threatens to derail the plans of the North. To eliminate the child that slipped through her master's hands fourteen years ago, a genetic anomaly who must die at all costs.
As secrets from the past are inadvertently revealed, the safety of Ayla and her family is put in dire jeopardy. And as Ayla fights to stay alive, her path and that of Selene begin to converge. The hunter and the hunted - both ...
What is the price of life? How many evil acts does it cost to lose one's right to live? These are the questions plaguing Axel Hoffmann, a computer hacker being extorted by a digitized overseer called Little Eye. The glue that binds them, besides Little Eye's growing sense of parental love, is the Cyber Conflict Control Unit (C3U), an underground organization suspected of killing innocents.
Tasked with improving societal cohesion, C3U's four squads of highly-trained operatives move like shadows through the city, stimulating growth through disaster. The only obstacle they can't seem to overcome is the leech of a hacker that's constantly draining their energy.
Internal complications have also arisen within C3U. Lies uncovered by the surrogate daughter and son of the organization's terminally ill leader snip at the seams. What happens when the core of your identity -- name, birthday, and history -- comes under the scrutiny of being completely fabricated? What happens to the value of ...
Josh Sawyer's passionate encounter with Anna, a beautiful and mysterious young woman, was one that would change his life forever. Josh must come to terms with Anna's deep, dark and terrifying secrets - that thrust him into a nightmare of violence and bloodlust. Suspected of grisly multiple murders, the couple are forced to flee Chicago, with the police and FBI hot on their heels. But a more deadly and evil threat is tracking them - Jonus, an adversary from Anna's past. Anna has something that Jonus wants - her soul, or that of anyone else who gets in his way.
When I reviewed Paul Cave's first novel, Something of the Night, I described it as being "like the Biblical flood." The story, I opined,"washed over the reader unceasingly and warned us of dark things to come if we didn't get a grip." Paul, thankfully, did get a grip and has now penned his second novel.Without hesitation I can say that it measures up very well indeed when compared to the first. Oscar Wilde once said ...
During the last fifty years, the level of the Dead Sea has dropped more than fifty feet, and land that has not been explored in over ten thousand years is suddenly dry and exposed. It reveals something never before seen by modern eyes, an immense cavern buried in the old sea floor, the walls of which have been carved with millions of perfect circles.
Tan Wu is sent to investigate, and struggles not only to uncover the meaning behind the massive inscription, but also to set the information free as the world's governments and violent religious factions bear down on him to keep it hidden. What he discovers changes the world and everything we know about ourselves.
George Esme Morrision, internationally famous conductor, has been brutally murdered. There are no clues left behind. Only questions. Morrison's beautiful but estranged daughter, Esme, a musician in her own right, comes to town for the funeral. Bewildered, confused, devastated by the tragic death, she wanders into the lobby bar in her hotel and encounters a handsome stranger... a cowboy with mesmerizing blue eyes. She wouldn't tell him her name and she didn't want to know his. It was just one night of passion, one night when she didn't have to think about the horrific events of recent days. In the morning they said their goodbyes and her life continued. But soon, very soon, she began to realize that the story was not over. Her father's murderer was now stalking her, searching her things, looking for something... but what? As Esme desperately seeks answers, the cowboy reappears and offers to help the frightened young woman. It seems like an answered prayer, or a dream come true? But, in ...
"You've got to go in after him."
"Inside the game. Carter, you have to play the game to save him."
It was created to change the world. With the power to resurrect the minds of history's brightest stars, the Lazarus Game promises to pool mankind's generations of geniuses and merge them in a modern utopia.
But teenage genius Carter Chance has discovered the deadly secret behind this popular virtual reality, and now he's the only one who can stop his generation from destroying themselves for a computer-generated fantasy.
This action-packed sci-fi thriller delves deep into your perceptions of reality, life, and the value of a soul.
Many things had come to pass long before their journey began, and they knew the time had come to seek for others. The wicked ways of the Bloodbreeders had to be stopped even if it meant they would breathe their last breath in the efforts to make that happen. For centuries many had endured unspeakable acts and heinous torture at the hands of those they were forced to call "Master". Renee was not one who could sit by and watch it continue. Not if she could do something to bring this madness down.
Abducted not long after she was brought into this world of darkness, she fortunately fared better than most and did not witness years of abuse as the others had, and used that to her advantage. Now Renee had gathered a small group who would follow her into hell itself to see the Bloodbreeder world change and change for the good of all. Even if it meant they had to travel the world killing the wicked to set the innocent free... no matter who may die along the way.
It is the twenty-third century, and Britain is emerging from a century spent as the pariah of nations; Korea has an empire, the Pope is out and proud and both major Christian faiths have run out of money. Cheerfully Brutal is an acid rock space comedy which follows members of a new baby boom into adulthood.
This is "The Accidental Stuntman" comedy screenplay- Jimmy Joe Payne is a not so bright Texas pig rancher. When he finds out his mother needs an expensive operation, he decides to go to Hollywood and be a movie star to make the money. Instead of becoming a movie star, a dishonest stunt agent convinces him to be a stuntman. Jimmy Joe has to do crazy dangerous stunts like: bull fighting, wrestling an alligator, jumping cars with a motorcycle, fighting a kangaroo,and more. What he doesn't know is his stunt agent boss is trying to kill him for the insurance money. Meanwhile, Jimmy Joe finds romance with a hot associate producer he meets. She tries to get him real movie actor roles. Can Jimmy Joe get the girl and the money for his mother's operation before he dies? The Accidental Stuntman can also be found in 6 Comedy And Thriller Screenplays by Brian Orvik. You'll want to read this romantic comedy screenplay because it is funny, order now.
Rudely yanked from cryo-sleep to find herself among a crew of modded humans in deep space, and on a burning spaceship, no less, Daisy's world just got a whole lot more complicated. And it was only going to get worse.
As if the creepy cyborg and the mechanically-enhanced human crew weren't bad enough, what was supposed to be a simple flight home to Earth was going horribly wrong. A deadly plot was unfolding. One that could jeopardize the entire human race. And Daisy found herself stuck in the middle
It wasn't her job, saving the world, and she sure as hell didn't want it. But the snarky young woman didn't have a choice. But with Daisy reluctantly coming to the rescue, did humanity even stand a chance?
In this fast-paced, suspenseful, New York City crime thriller for adults, Internal Affairs and the mafia both suspect pill-popping homicide detective, Victor Cohen, of theft and murder. Can Victor solve the murders and find four missing kilos of cocaine before it's too late?
WARNING: This book contains adult language and/or situations.
In 1953 a timid Lindsay Greame arrived from New York at Sydney's airport in search of independence. Stepping from the plane, she felt a sudden fear at the realization of being totally alone. Her serendipitous journey leads her to the vast Outback and its characters. A disillusioned priest, a dashing heart-stealing rancher, family murder, a guitar-playing inner-city priest, a NY detective, and the fabulous horses of "Naringa" the two million acre Outback station. Her life changed forever when a freak radio transmission was intercepted from a New Zealand Ham operator.
Sixteen men were stranded and separated on the station boundary in the wake of furious Monsoon flood across the desert plains.
Lindsay's story is one of intrigue, buried secrets, immeasurable wealth, life-altering love. A breathtaking romance with the strength and grace of a hardscrabble life, in an unforgiving but inspiring ochre land. The Abernathy heritage.
A Russian politician and high level Western Oil Executive have been assassinated within minutes of each other. Their murders become inadvertently linked through the everyday work of an oil analyst, Jonathan Marshall. A leak of Jonathan's work causes consternation at the highest levels of Governments, business and beyond, sparking deployment of assassins and agents to silence the source and prevent the uncovering of global corruption in the oil industry. With his life in danger, Jonathan battles to discover the truth and stay alive...
Erik Keller has dreamed of an excursion to the Great White North ever since he was a young outdoorsman. Just when those dreams are about to become a reality, tragedy strikes and he finds himself stranded in the Canadian Nahanni National Park Reserve. Can he survive hungry predators, the ever-changing weather and the mountainous terrain? Does he have what it takes to survive and reunite with his family? Will the determination and devotion of his wife save him, or will it be the tenacity and experience of a weary Canadian Search and Rescue Officer that gets Erik home. Ultimately, it comes down to man against nature.
Mother Nature has unleashed a fury that knows no bounds. Governments around the globe are entrenched in chaos as fundamentalist and homegrown factions plot revolution. The European Union is becoming an economic superpower without a conscience. Hidden agendas threaten to destroy the Constitution itself. A presidential election looms as discontented Americans call out for change. Congress teeters on the precipice of anarchy.
Retired Colonel Giacomo DeLaurentis is forced back into service when a murder attempt puts his political activist sister in a coma. Letters and a stolen journal from his deceased father -- the "messenger from God" -- are brought to light, connecting family events to the peril of the planet.
As all hell (quite literally) breaks loose, Giacomo has premonitions like his father once did. When his paranormal gift reveals the impending assassination of the President of the United States, he takes action, but first, he must stop those who wish to destroy a prophecy of ...
Imagine your Book of Life being placed before you on a desk. The opening paragraph tells of your birth. The final paragraph of the final chapter details exactly how, when, and where you'll die. All relevant aspects of your love life, family, career, and health are set out within the chapters; everything significant about your time on Earth. There are only two options: either you read the whole book from cover to cover, or you throw the book on the fire without reading a single word.
Joe believes such a book could never exist. But he also believes that breaking a mirror is unlucky. Join him on his whirlwind adventure through London, unearthing clues and solving riddles as he strives to discover the truth.
The truth is out there.
Break the mirror.
Revelation will come... eventually.
Are there realms beyond heaven and depths below hell?
Rickard Ockyear: With his daughter having been taken by the fallen, Rickard must find a way into the Underbyss to rescue her before her soul is lost. Accompanying him on his life's mission is Rosantra and Seavira, an aunt and niece, whom he once saved from the fallen, along with a mysterious stranger who's offered to join them.
Bascomb the Black: Having lost his one true love to the fallen, Bascomb will do anything to bring her back even if that means enduring dangers beyond measure. And searching for the answers he seeks, he may end up bargaining away his very soul if that is what it takes.
Aceres: Having come thru the Realm Source as the Iaceres, he was cast down into the depths of the Underbyss and became Aceres. But aided by a lord of the fallen and an agenta from the white realms, he sought a way back thru to the other side. His fate, however, may be to remain here for a purpose even he may not be aware of.
The life of a traveler was all Zya S'Vedai had ever known.
People often told Zya she was special, but she never knew why, suspecting only that the visions in her dreams would one day become clear. Her simple life changes when a series of events forces her to leave her family - and face her destiny head on.
Elsewhere, three guildsmen are dismissed from the coveted Order of Law. Thrown out into the world with nothing but their wits and the guidance of an elderly benefactor, they decide to find out what was really behind the notorious Night of Spears twenty years ago.
As Zya travels across The Nine Duchies, new friends and old enemies all seek to tip the balance of power in their favour. What connects Zya's destiny and the guildsmen, despite them being worlds apart?
And why are they all in the sights of the maniacal Garias Gibden - the Witch Finder - and his minions?
Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d'If -- doomed to spend his life in a dank prison cell. The story of his long, intolerable years in captivity, his miraculous escape, and his carefully wrought revenge creates a dramatic tale of mystery and intrigue and paints a vision of France -- a dazzling, dueling, exuberant France -- that has become immortal.
A homeless man. Violently strangled. No leads. Except his past.
#5 Amazon bestseller Contemporary British Fiction #26 bestseller crime fiction #26 bestseller mystery action fiction (6/26/20)
An outsider himself, DS George Cross is drawn to this case. The discovery of the dead man's connection to an old cold case then pulls Cross in further. Convinced this is where the answer to the murder lies, he sets about solving another that someone has spent the past fifteen years thinking they've got away with.
Cross' relentless obsession with logic, detail and patterns is what makes him so irritatingly brilliant. It doesn't exactly make him popular with colleagues or his superiors, though. He has numerous enemies in the force wanting to see him fail.
Red flags are soon raised as suspicious inconsistencies and errors in the original detective's investigation come to light. Now retired, this ex-cop has powerful friends in the force and a long-standing dislike of Cross.
Set in picturesque ...
The Bachelor Battles
"After the apocalypse, there were no jails, no police. We had to do something with the criminals. Letting those killers fight it out for our entertainment achieved two goals at once. The apocalypse was depressing. Fresh blood brightened our day." -The Network Council, 93AW.
Centuries later, the simple battles have evolved into a dystopian nightmare where the contestants are all female and the prizes are enslaved males who have been programed to be perfect, submissive mates. Families are strongly encouraged to sell any sons to the Network in exchange for food and fame. Those who resist are labeled rebels and tracked down by bounty hunters with no mercy.
Torn apart when Daniel was sold, Candice is now keeping her promise. Finally of legal age and ready to challenge the rulers who make them all exist in torment, this fiery female will put everything on the line to rescue her childhood sweetheart from the Games. If she wins, it might cause a revolution ...
Two teenage hockey players brutally murder their parents in an unexpected altercation after a close friend and teammate commits suicide. The town's people believe the suicide was another tragic result of bullying, but the two boys have learned the true reason their friend took his own life, and decide to take matters into their own hands.
Detective Dean Daly is called in to investigate the brutal murders and believes there is much more to the murders than first appears.
Not far away, a young housewife, Sarah, is in a very bad place. Her husband Gerald finally crosses the line from verbal abuse to physical abuse and breaks her arm. She takes flight in the middle of the night, and Gerald vows he will track her down to the ends of the ends of time, and insists she can never leave him.
Detective Daly soon becomes involved in both events, not knowing that he will soon be caught in the middle as the two stories collide.
This is a story about courage, strength, and standing up for what ...
Terror fills the air on planet Beinan as unseen serial murderers bomb healing centres planet wide and assassinate the mighty and the humble for reasons known only unto themselves.
Caught up in the conspiracy is Lord Knight Elendir, the son of two murdered healers whose grief overwhelms him.
Will he solve the mystery and stop the killers before everyone he loves dies or will planet Beinan fall to the blood-thirsty terrorists?
Concluded by Princess Anyu Returns.
It starts with a scream.
People are going missing in Drummbek castle. It's something castle maid Tabitha can't ignore, and she's determined to find out what's really going on.
Meanwhile, in the Wastelands, exiled veteran dragonslayer, Del Thorburn, knows exactly what's going on and she's on her way home to finish what she started.
What happens will change their lives, and the lives of those they hold close and love, but if they think that'll be the end of it, they're sorely mistaken.
Some dragons just won't die.
Matter of Time is the first book in The Last War Series
The Last War Series:
Matter of Time
Despite Our Enemies
In My Bones
Stranded on a primitive world, betrayed by her crew, facing death at the hands of the natives, hunted by drug smugglers, Captain Dace has one hope of survival - convince the Patrol agent trying to kill her that she's innocent. But on Dadilan, no one is innocent.
Elena and Meg fled Russia, crossing the planet entirely on their own to be together. Featured on NPR and BBC, this is their awe-inspiring account of escape, survival and freedom.
Meg is a rebel. Push her, and she pushes back. She takes outrageous risks, looks for thrills, throws herself into horrifying and hilarious situations... until it all becomes deadly serious. Then, everything changes. She grows up, learns what it means to love, to take responsibility, face death, face life, and the meaning she gives it. She learns to measure value in heartbeats, not dollars. In a year-long run for their lives, Meg not only rescues the deer-in-the-headlights Russian, who risked everything and crashed into her life, but rescues herself.
In this first installment of the sexy and suspenseful Steele Ridge series, second chance love can be murder when a slick sports agent returns to his hometown and finds the secret baby he left behind.
"Kelsey Browning spins a deeply emotional tale of intrigue and romance in a page-turning romantic suspense fans will gobble up."
- New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love
Slick sports agent Griffin Steele is living the highlife in Los Angeles, far from the shadow of the North Carolina mountains where he grew up. But when his hometown falls on hard times and needs his help, Grif reluctantly agrees to commute between coasts. He never expects the lush scenery, in the form of pretty tomboy Carlie Beth Parrish, to be such a temptation.
After an impetuous one-night stand with Grif Steele fifteen years ago, hardworking blacksmith Carlie Beth has tried to make a living and raise her daughter in the hometown she loves. Then, too-sexy-for-his-Rolex Grif blows back into town like the perfect storm, ...
Genre: Action & Adventure Length: 362 Pages (16,638 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 26th, 2020
Despite the recent overthrowing of the tyrannical sultan, the reign of the new sultan, Baltor Elysian, may soon be over. After all, Baltor has simultaneously inherited throngs of powerful enemies, both foreign and domestic, who wish to conquer-and-command the tattered Sharia Empire.
The first-of-many imposing threats is the massive army that has been traveling, by land and sea, for the empire's Capital City called Pavelus--now only a handful of weeks away from their destination. This bloodthirsty army outnumbers Baltor's forces three-to-one, holding more than one hundred and twenty thousand elite soldiers. They are led by none other than the younger brother of the previous sultan, who wants his property back no matter the costs--Emperor-Sedious Vaspan the Terrible.
Only if Baltor can strategically unite-and-train his horribly outnumbered people, and eliminate every last enemy--including those chaotic-evil denizens who can magically teleport from other worlds or dimensions like ...
CHOSEN to partake in a government initiative known only as 'the Program', Cawdor High's graduating students are quick to find their old rivalries and alliances playing out on a scale grander than any one of them could have imagined. Given control of fourteen ancient civilisations within an immense virtual world, the hundred teenagers must engage their foes, protect their allies and safeguard their own interests leveraging all the powers of human history.
In high school, Lex Ryerson had never been outgoing, outspoken or even remotely popular, but as a member of the fledgling Blue faction, he finds himself emerging as a powerful player in a world forged by the capricious nature of the teenage psyche. The Blues rise to early prominence as they and their neighbouring nations find themselves embroiled in political intrigue and worldwide conflict that could spell doom at any moment for one or all.
Spears and swords make way for cannons and guns, with warships and nuclear power thrusting ...
Ethan Denby doesn't know how he got on the Marian. He just woke up one day inside the body of its captain.
The Marian is unlike any ship Ethan has ever seen. It crawls on long, metal legs over dunes of salt in search of water, despite laws granting exclusive harvesting rights to a corrupt organization known as HydroSystems Worldwide.
HydroSystems is closing in, tensions are mounting aboard the Marian, and on top of all that, Ethan is beginning to think the dreams he's been having aren't completely harmless. If he doesn't get home soon, Ethan could die inside someone else's body in this wasteland of a world. The only way back seems to be through the Cloud, but how can he convince the crew to take him there when it means confronting a dangerous cult and venturing into a place where the very fabric of reality has worn thin?
The Marian is a wild, post-apocalyptic pirate adventure, equal parts Pirates of the Caribbean and Mad Max. It is the first book in The Marian Trilogy.