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Wheat Belly: Lose The Wheat, Lose The Weight, and
Find Your Path back To Health, by William Davis
Over 200 million Americans consume food products
made of wheat every day. As a result, over 100 million experience
some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes to
high blood sugar to unattractive stomach bulges preventative cardiologist
William Davis calls "wheat bellies." According to Davis,
that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much
butter: it's due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain health
after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that
wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity
epidemic?and that elimination of wheat is key to dramatic weight
loss and optimal health. In national bestseller, Dr. Davis exposes
the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering
and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat"?and
provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate
a new wheat-free lifestyle.
Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition,
along with case studies from men and women who have experienced
life-changing transformations in health after waving goodbye to
wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making
Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly
Little Deaths, by Emma Flint
It's 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood
in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone--a single mother who works
long hours as a cocktail waitress--wakes to discover her two small
children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day,
Cindy's body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home,
strangled. Ten days later, Frankie Jr.'s decomposing body is found.
Immediately, all fingers point to Ruth.
As police investigate the murders, the detritus
of Ruth's life is exposed. Seen through the eyes of the cops, the
empty bourbon bottles and provocative clothing which litter her
apartment, the piles of letters from countless men and Ruth's little
black book of phone numbers, make her a drunk, a loose woman--and
therefore a bad mother. The lead detective, a strict Catholic who
believes women belong in the home, leaps to the obvious conclusion:
facing divorce and a custody battle, Malone took her children's
Pete Wonicke is a rookie tabloid reporter who finagles
an assignment to cover the murders. Determined to make his name
in the paper, he begins digging into the case. Pete's interest in
the story develops into an obsession with Ruth, and he comes to
believe there's something more to the woman whom prosecutors, the
press, and the public have painted as a promiscuous femme fatale.
Did Ruth Malone violently kill her own children, is she a victim
of circumstance--or is there something more sinister at play?
Inspired by a true story, Little Deaths, like celebrated
novels by Sarah Waters and Megan Abbott, is compelling literary
crime fiction that explores the capacity for good and evil in us
The Fire By Night, by Teresa Messineo
A powerful and evocative debut novel about two American
military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung
heroism of women who risked their lives in the fighta riveting
saga of friendship, valor, sacrifice, and survival combining the
grit and selflessness of Band of Brothers with the emotional resonance
of The Nightingale.
In war-torn France, Jo McMahon, an Italian-Irish
girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, tends to six seriously wounded
soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. Enemy bombs have destroyed
her hospital convoy, and now Jo singlehandedly struggles to keep
her patients and herself alive in a cramped and freezing tent close
to German troops. There is a growing tenderness between her and
one of her patients, a Scottish officer, but Jos heart is
seared by the pain of all she has lost and seen. Nearing her breaking
point, she fights to hold on to joyful memories of the past, to
the times she shared with her best friend, Kay, whom she met in
Half a world away in the Pacific, Kay is trapped
in a squalid Japanese POW camp in Manila, one of thousands of Allied
men, women, and children whose fates rest in the hands of a sadistic
enemy. Far from the familiar safety of the small Pennsylvania coal
town of her childhood, Kay clings to memories of her happy days
posted in Hawaii, and the handsome flyer who swept her off her feet
in the weeks before Pearl Harbor. Surrounded by cruelty and death,
Kay battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can
. . . and live to see her beloved friend Jo once more.
When the conflict at last comes to an end, Jo and
Kay discover that to achieve their own peace, they must find their
placeand the hope of lovein a world thats forever
changed. With rich, superbly researched detail, Teresa Messineos
thrilling novel brings to life the pain and uncertainty of war and
the sustaining power of love and friendship, and illuminates the
lives of the women who risked everything to save others during a
The Girl Before, by JP Delaney
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the tradition
of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an
enthralling psychological thriller that spins one womans seemingly
good fortune, and another womans mysterious fate, through
a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON
Please make a list of every possession you consider
essential to your life.
The request seems odd, even intrusiveand for
the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.
The Rising, by Heather Graham
From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather
Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, X-Files-like mystery,
and the endurance of young love in The Rising.
Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives
of two young people to be changed forever.
Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero
and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future
looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate
high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA
internship into a career.
When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital,
his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his
parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's
Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but
she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found
Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon
the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead
of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting
him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep
in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew
he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents
abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now.
Fatal, by John Lescroart
From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting
standalone novel about the unexpected, shattering, and lethal consequences
of a one-night stand on a seemingly happily married couple.
Kate loves her life. At forty-four, shes happily
married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children,
and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however,
when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple,
Peter and Jill. Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words
but that night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome
with a burning desire for Peter.
What begins as an innocent crush soon develops into
a dangerous obsession and Kates fixation on Peter results
in one intense, passionate encounter between the two. Confident
that her life can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that
Peter may not be so willing to move on.
Not long after their affair, a masked man barges
into the café Kate is sitting in with her best friend, firing
an assault weapon indiscriminately into the crowd. This tragedy
is the first in a series of horrifying events that will show Kate
just how grave the consequences of one mistake can be.
An explosive story of infidelity, danger, and moral
ambiguity, John Lescroarts latest thriller will excite and
satisfy both his current and new fans.
My Husband's Wife, by Jane Corry
Winters must-read thriller. . . My Husband's Wife has
an ending that will change the way you view marriage forever.
If you loved Gone Girl and The Talented Mr.
Ripley, youll love My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry. Its
got every thrillers trifecta: love, marriage and murder.
The novels plot is as provocative as
its title."--Washington Post
The addictive psychological thriller that's already an international
When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, shes determined to make
a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then
she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer
whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing
to risk almost anything.
But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door
neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already learned that
secrets are powerful things. That they can get her whatever she
When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep sixteen years
later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one
On Second Thought, by Kristan Higgins
Read the book that has book clubs everywhere falling
in love! From the New York Times bestselling author of If You Only
Knew comes an irresistible, heartbreaking novel that is a must read
for fans of Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, and Jane Green.
Praise for On Second Thought:
Higgins has perfect pitch when it comes to
her upstate New York protagonists and their expanded worlds that
even extend to Brooklyn. Emotional depth is seared into every page
along with wry banter, bringing readers to tears and smiles. Another
hit for Higgins.Library Journal, starred review
A captivating read about two sisters dealing
with love, loss and new beginnings. What sets this book apart is
how one event changes both women's lives. Kate is refreshingly frank
in her inner monologue, and Ainsley is charmingly self-aware and
wry.RT Book Reviews, *5 STARS* Top Pick!
Higgins' complex, witty characters will seem like close friends,
and readers will savor each and every page as they find that love
comes in many different flavors and forms. Demand will be high for
the latest from this women's-fiction star.Booklist,
Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get marriedshe's
even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What
she doesn't anticipate is being blindsided by a breakup he chronicles
in a blog
which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated,
Ainsley turns to her older half sister, Kate, who's struggling with
a sudden loss of her own.
Kate's always been the poised, self-assured sister,
but becoming a newlywedand a widowin the space of four
months overwhelms her. Though the sisters were never close, she
starts to confide in Ainsley, especially when she learns her late
husband was keeping a secret from her.
Despite the murky blended-family dynamic that's
always separated them, Ainsley's and Kate's heartaches bind their
summer together when they come to terms with the inevitable imperfection
of relationships and familyand the possibility of one day
finding love again.
Drowning Tides, by Karen Harper
Danger is never far off
When forensic psychologist Claire Britten started
working with lawyer Nick Markwood on his South Shores project, she
had no idea it would endanger her lifeand the life of her
daughter. But when the little girl goes missing from her South Florida
home and Nick insists his longtime nemesis is to blame, Claire frantically
follows the trail to the Cayman Islands, desperate to save her daughter
before it's too late.
Nick always knew the man who staged his father's
"suicide" was out to get him, but kidnapping the child
of someone he cares about is despicable. Finding the billionaire
criminal is one thingmeeting his demands in order to save
Claire's daughter is quite another. What he wants threatens their
professional and personal interests beyond imagination
what choice do they have when a child's life is on the line?
I Liked My Life, by Abby Fabiaschi
A story from debut author Abby Fabiaschi that is
"as absorbing as it is illuminating, and as witty as it is
Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother,
host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower
of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone
of her family, a true matriarch...until she commits suicide, leaving
her husband Brady and teenage daughter Eve heartbroken and reeling,
wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman
they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from
their lives? How they can possibly continue without her? As they
sift through details of her last days, trying to understand the
woman they thought they knew, Brady and Eve are forced to come to
terms with unsettling truths.
Maddy, however, isnt ready to leave her family
forever. Watching from beyond, she tries to find the perfect replacement
for herself. Along comes Rory: pretty, caring, and spontaneous,
with just the right bit of edge...but who also harbors a tragedy
of her own. Will the mystery of Maddy ever come to rest? And can
her family make peace with their history and begin to heal?
Always, by Sarah Jio
A gripping novel about the kind of love that never
lets go, and the hearts capacity to remember, from the New
York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets
Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan,
at one of Seattles chicest restaurants, Kailey Crain cant
believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a journalist and
is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As she
and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless
man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers,
and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core:
The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister.
When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate
and intenseeverything connected and felt right. But it all
ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on
the street is a faded version of her former beloved: His weathered
and weary face is as handsome as Kailey remembers, but his mind
has suffered in the intervening years. Over the next few weeks,
Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she
initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship,
Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly whatand whomshe
Alternating between the past and the present, Always is a beautifully
unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice,
a woman who discovers what shes willing to save and what she
will sacrifice for true love.
Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the
8th Air Force Saved World War II, by Kevin Wilson
The heroic, dramatic, and sometimes tragic history
of how the US 8th Air Force changed the course of World War II.
The US 8th Air Force came of age in 1944. With a fresh commander,
it was ready to demonstrate its true power: from Operation Argument
in February?targeting German aircraft production plants?to bringing
the Luftwaffe to battle over Berlin, the combined US Air Force-Royal
Air Force forces round-the clock campaign bottled up the German
army in Normandy.
Day after day, the American bomber boys watched their comrades
burn to death in blazing bombers, or observed their comrades being
thrown out of exploding aircraft without parachutes and sink with
their crippled aircraft in the freezing North Sea. But by the following
spring they had destroyed the Nazis fighting spirit and saw
Germany broken in two.
In this authoritative history, Kevin Wilson reveals the blood and
heroism of the 8th Air Force. At the same time, he opens up the
lives of the Women's Army Corps and Red Cross girls who served in
England with them and feared for the men in the skies, and he hasn't
flinched from recounting the devastation of bombing or the testimony
of shocked German civilians.
Drawing on first-hand accounts from diaries, letters, and his personal
audio recordings, the author has brought to life the ebullient Americans'
interaction with their British counterparts, unveiling stories of
humanity and heartbreak. Thanks to America's bomber boys and girls,
the tide of World War II shifted forever.
Death's Mistress, by Terry Goodkind
Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness will launch
The Nicci Chronicles, Terry Goodkind's entirely new series with
a cast of characters centered on one of his best-loved characters
in the now-concluded Sword of Truth.
One-time lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as Deaths
Mistress and the Slave Queen, the deadly Nicci
captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him that the Imperial
Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted
Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan
as one of their closest friends?and one of their most lethal defenders.
Now, with the reign of Richard and Kahlan finally stabilized, Nicci
has set out on her own for new adventures. One of her jobs will
be to keep her travelling companion, the unworldly prophet Nathan,
out of trouble. But her real task will be to scout the far reaches
of Richard Rahls realm. This will take her and Nathan to visit
the mysterious witch-woman Red, to tangle with the street life of
the port city of Tanimura, to fight lethal battles on the high seas,
and ultimately to a vast magical confrontation far from home
the future of life itself, in the Old World and the New, at stake.
Full of life and story, this is a sweeping, engaging tale in the
grand Goodkind manner.
Heartbreak Hotel, by Jonathan Kellerman
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Alex Delaware
and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alexs
most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller
from the master of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author
At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from
the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats.
But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in
a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history.
What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questionsabout
guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex
asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell
all during their next session. But when he shows up the following
morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room.
When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide
detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating
but elusive womans life and embark on one of the most baffling
investigations either of them has ever experienced. For Thalia Mars
is a victim like no other, an enigma who harbored nearly a century
of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a
vortex of violence.
Heartbreak Hotel is classic Delaware and classic Kellerman.
Someone To Hold, by Mary Balogh (Large Print)
A reversal of fortune befalls a young woman in the
latest Westcott novel from the New York Times bestselling author
of Only a Kiss and Someone to Love.
Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a
fortune and a scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives
of his familysending one daughter on a journey of self-discovery...
With her parents marriage declared bigamous, Camille Westcott
is now illegitimate and without a title. Looking to eschew the trappings
of her old life, she leaves London to teach at the Bath orphanage
where her newly discovered half-sister lived. But even as she settles
in, she must sit for a portrait commissioned by her grandmother
and endure an artist who riles her every nerve.
An art teacher at the orphanage that was once his home, Joel Cunningham
has been hired to paint the portrait of the haughty new teacher.
But as Camille poses for Joel, their mutual contempt soon turns
to desire. And it is only the bond between them that will allow
them to weather the rough storm that lies ahead...
A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates
In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce
Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately
linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical
who envisions himself as acting out Gods will when he assassinates
an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees,
the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind
a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.
In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits
the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are
defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great
empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society.
A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an
issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt
most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.
A Darkness Absolute, by Kelley Armstrong
When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan
first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven
for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and
past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid
completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity,
and no way of getting in or out without the town councils
approval. What she didnt expect is that Rockton comes with
its own set of secrets and dangers.
Now, in A Darkness Absolute, Casey and her fellow Rockton sheriffs
deputy Will chase a cabin-fevered resident into the woods, where
they are stranded in a blizzard. Taking shelter in a cave, they
discover a former resident whos been held captive for over
a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her
colleagues must find out if its an outsider behind the killings
or if the answer is more complicated than that...before another
victim goes missing.
Casey Duncan returns in another heart-racing thriller from #1 New
York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.
My Not So Perfect Life, by Sophie Kinsella
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Part love story,
part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique
of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world.
New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her
most timely novel yet.
Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life
she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is
brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh
townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katies life, meanwhile,
is a daily strugglefrom her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates
to the tense office politics shes trying to negotiate. No
wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially
as she's desperate to make her dad proud.
Then, just as shes finding her feetnot to mention a
possible new romancethe worst happens. Demeter fires Katie.
Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her
familys farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business.
London has never seemed so far awayuntil Demeter unexpectedly
turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered,
and as the stakes for Katies future get higher, she must question
her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.
Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters
and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the
wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers
to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life
when the reality is far from the truth.
Universal Harvester, by John Darnielle
Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. Its
a small town in the center of the state?the first a in Nevada pronounced
ay. This is the late 1990s, and even if the Hollywood Video in Ames
poses an existential threat to Video Hut, there are still regular
customers, a rush in the late afternoon. Its good enough for
Jeremy: its a job, quiet and predictable, and it gets him
out of the house, where he lives with his dad and where they both
try to avoid missing Mom, who died six years ago in a car wreck.
But when a local schoolteacher comes in to return her copy of Targets?an
old movie, starring Boris Karloff, one Jeremy himself had ordered
for the store?she has an odd complaint: Theres something
on it, she says, but doesnt elaborate. Two days later,
a different customer returns a different tape, a new release, and
says its not defective, exactly, but altered: Theres
another movie on this tape.
Jeremy doesnt want to be curious, but he brings the movies
home to take a look. And, indeed, in the middle of each movie, the
screen blinks dark for a moment and the movie is replaced by a few
minutes of jagged, poorly lit home video. The scenes are odd and
sometimes violent, dark, and deeply disquieting. There are no identifiable
faces, no dialogue or explanation?the first video has just the faint
sound of someone breathing? but there are some recognizable landmarks.
These have been shot just outside of town.
In Universal Harvester, the once placid Iowa fields and farmhouses
now sinister and imbued with loss and instability and profound foreboding.
The novel will take Jeremy and those around him deeper into this
landscape than they have ever expected to go. They will become part
of a story that unfolds years into the past and years into the future,
part of an impossible search for something someone once lost that
they would do anything to regain.
Swimming Lessons, by Claire Fuller
Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil,
about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to
him, she hides each in the thousands of books he has collected over
the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter, she disappears
from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated
house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and
Twelve years after her disappearance, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid
from a bookshop window, but he's getting older, and this unlikely
sighting is chalked up to senility. Flora, who has never believed
her mother drowned, returns home to care for her father and to try
to finally discover what happened to Ingrid. But what Flora doesn't
realize is that the answers to her questions are hidden in the books
that surround her. Sexy and whip-smart, Swimming Lessons holds the
Coleman family up to the light, exposing the mysterious and complicated
truths of a passionate and troubled marriage.
Racing The Devil, by Charles Todd
Scotland Yards Ian Rutledge finds himself
caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets
that lead back to World War I in the nineteenth installment of the
acclaimed bestselling series.
On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English
officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make
a promise to each other: if they survive the battle aheadand
make it through the warthey will meet in Paris a year after
the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing
motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice.
In November 1919, the officers all meet as planned, and though
their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice.
But a serious mishap mars the reunion. In the mountains just north
of their destination, two vehicles are nearly run off the road,
and one man is badly injured. No one knowsor will admit to
knowingwhich driver was at the wheel of the rogue motorcar.
Back in England one year later, during a heavy rainstorm, a driver
loses control on a twisting road and is killed in the crash. Was
it an accident due to the hazardous conditions? Or premeditated
murder? Is the crash connected in some way to the unfortunate events
in the mountains above Nice the year before? The dead driver wasnt
in Francealthough the motorcar he drove was. If it was foul
play, was it a case of mistaken identity? Or was the dead man the
intended victim after all?
Investigating this perplexing case, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian
Rutledge discovers that the truth is elusiveand that the villages
on the South Downs, where the accident happened, are adept at keeping
secrets, frustrating his search. Determined to remain in the shadows
this faceless killer is willing to strike again to stop Rutledge
from finding him. This time, the victim he chooses is a child, and
it will take all of Rutledges skill to stop him before an
innocent young life is sacrificed.
The Dime, by Kathleen Kent
Brooklyn's toughest female detective takes on Dallas--and
neither is ready for the fight.
Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty
Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police
detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when
she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult
leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked
Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken
when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of
unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal
organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective
Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit.
Combining the colorful pyrotechnics of Breaking Bad with the best
of the gritty crime genre, The Dime is Kathleen Kent's brilliant
mystery debut and the launch of a sensational new series.
Robert B. Parker's Revelation, by Robert Knott
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return
to confront an escaped criminal in the grittiest entry yet in Robert
B. Parkers New York Times bestselling series.
Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things
had finally settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Blacks
murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble
Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the
border from Mexico. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled
thoroughbred stallion, Driggs manages to intimidate everyone inside
the prison walls, including the upstart young warden.
In a haunting twist of fate, Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded
convicts are suddenly on the looseand its up to any
and all territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture
the fugitives and rescue the woman kidnapped during their escape.
But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Driggs.
Finally free, hes quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden
cache of gold and jewelsand for the men who betrayed him and
left him for dead.
With an unlikely and unconventional Yankee detective by their side,
Cole and Hitch set off on a massive manhunt. As horses' hooves thunder
and guns echo deadening reports, Driggs discovers one of the lawmen
on his trail is none other than a fellow West Point graduate he'd
just as soon see dead. Ruthless and willing to leave a bloody path
of destruction in his wake, Driggs seeks vengeance at any cost.
The Trident Deception, by Rick Campbell
On a routine patrol, the USS Kentucky, a Trident
ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of nuclear
warheads, receives a launch order. What the Kentucky's crew does
not know is that the order did not come from the U.S. government
but from a rogue intelligence group-one with operatives secretly
embedded within Western intelligence organizations who are intent
on using the Kentucky to carry out a devastating agenda.
Iran has completed its first nuclear weapon and, in ten days, will
detonate it. The target is Israel. The rogue operatives' plan was
to use a false code to send the submarine, which would enable it
to destroy Iran before Iran can destroy Israel. But the Kentucky
is not responding to the recall codes. And time is running out...Now
it's up to a senior Navy officer-whose own son is aboard the Kentucky-to
find, intercept, and neutralize the Kentucky before it unleashes
a nuclear attack. As the conspiracy slowly unfolds and the deception
grows ever deeper, it's up to one man to somehow do the impossible:
Save millions of lives-and the fate of the world itself.
Empire Rising, by Rick Campbell
The masterful, thrill-a-minute sequel to Rick Campbell's
The Trident Deception-the "best novel about a submarine since
Tom Clancy's classic The Hunt For Red October" (Booklist, starred
The President of the People's Republic of China has a problem: The
limited supply of oil available to his country threatens to derail
its economic growth and prosperity. His plan: Aggressive diplomacy-which,
in this case, means all-out war. Tawian is invaded, and the U.S.
military is sent in to repel the Chinese. But the mission turns
out to be far more difficult than the American fleet had expected.
With state-of-the-art submarines, hidden batteries of long-range
missiles, and other secret weapons, China wipes out the U.S. forces,
leaving it to its main objective: Invasion and expansion across
Asia, starting with the four main Islands of Japan.
While the U.S. struggles to respond to the destruction and defend
its allies, an unlikely alliance is formed: National Security Advisor
Christine O'Connor, who has critical information but is trapped
in Beijing; Captain Murray Wilson, commanding officer of the USS
Michigan, charged with infiltrating the Chinese submarine blockade;
and Navy SEAL Jake Harrison, who must lead a strike team into hostile
territory. And they have only a matter of hours left to stop the
incursion-and prevent an all-but-inevitable global war...
"No one puts the reader inside a submarine like Rick Campbell."-Jack
Coughlin, New York Times bestselling author of Shooter and Time
Humans, Bow Down, by James Patterson
In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered
The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived
have two choices--they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they
created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape
where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content--following
the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer
humanity's last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty,
determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots
of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after
an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before
the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off
the face of the earth, once and for all.
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