In the years since the event, the Republic of Nantucket has done it's best to recreate the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer who is busy building an empire for himselp based on conquest for technology. When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice. If they are to save the primitive world from being plunged into bloodshed on a 20th century scale, they must defeat Walker at his own game: war.
Desiree lies in a hospital bed thinking, dreaming. Born severely disabled, she cannot walk or talk but she has other capabilities. Desiree is an April witch, clairvoyant and omniscient, traveling thru time and space into the world denied her. The woman who gave her up at birth subsequently took in 3 foster daughters who know nothing of the existence of the 4th sister. Sensing that her own time is short, Desiree has decided that one of the others has lived the life she herself deserved. One day, each of the 3 women receives a mysterious letter that forces her to examine her past and her present, setting in motion a complex figure of memory, regret and confrontation that builds to a shattering climax.
A 15 yr member of the FBI who received its covered Medal of Bravery, former agent Christopher Whitcomb electrified readers with breathtaking memoir, COLD ZERO. Now his remarkable past and hard edged prose illuminate his highly acclaimed first thriller.....Selected for the FBI's elite Hotsage Rescue Team, Special Agent Jeremy Walker is about to fight terroism at it's source - by diving headlong into a violent world of trapdoor truths and shifting alliances. And he'll have company: a beautiful executive more adept at murder than marketing who turns his assignment into a cipher, a ruthless tycoon set on selling a revolultionary technology to terrorists, and a female senator and presidential hopeful charged with an unspeakable crime. Here there is no justice - and only one way out of the darkness: Head even depper into the shadows.
very good, especially if you like westerns and are into Buffalo Bill, or even the series on HBO "Deadwood". A strange old woman caked in Montana m ud pens a letter to her darling daughter back east. The writer's name is Martha Jane, but her friends call her Calamity. Buffalo Bill convinces Martha Jane and a handful of West's aging legends to travel to London with his Wild West Show.
great book. It goes into the story of a news reporter that loses it on the air and she goes into a mental institution and it goes thru her story and several other stories. Interesting look inside of others.
A pilot is on an emergency mission to a plant whose colong is doomed if he doesn't get there fast. He has just enough fuel to reach the planet, then he finds that he has a stowaway, a young girl wanting to with her brother on the colony. If the pilot spaces the girls, the ship will barely make it to the planet. If he does not, the shipo will crash and both of them as well as the colony will die.
Mexico City in 1835 is a lawless place, teeming with bandits & beggars. Here Benjamin January and his new bride pray they'll find Hannibal Sefton alive-and not already at the end of a hangman's rope. But when t hey arrive at Hacienda Mictlan they encounter a murky tangle of family relations, a local police force hostle to free people of color and more than one suspect. As Mexico's holy Days of the Dead approach, time is running out. For a killer is ready to strike and plans to add them to the already swelling ranks of the deceased....
Get your kleenexes out...another tear jerker. If you've ever read anything by this author you know he's awesome. Story about a man that was raised by his father only, never knowing his mother, joins the army, falls in love, story goes from there. Great book, although the ending was predictible.
This was a great book to end the series. It would be helpful if you would read the other two first but not necessary. Of course this book is about witches getting in trouble (again) along with their partners in crime. This one is about poisionous brownies and it's killing the community off, so of course the group is set out to see who the culpret is and they have interesting transactions along the way. Very quick read.
This is an entertaining comedy/mystery. Five kindred souls whose steadfast friendship is as entertaining as fullfilling. Five women who are shaking things up in the idyllic New England town of Plymouth, MA. There's outspoken, outrageous Cass, whose new love life is thriving right along with her herbal products business; loveable Haether, who never met a no kill animal sanctuary she didn't want to champion with her sizable bank account; Phillipa, a poet with a wicked smile and a wit to match; Deidre, an energetic mom who also happens to make anatomically correct dolls; Fiona, a former flower child turned local librarian. When these five get together, anything can happen and it ALWAYS does. Where they go mischief will follow..
Paul Iverson's life changes in an instant. He returns home one day to find that his wife has died under strange circumstances. The only witness was their dog, whose anguished barking brought help to the scene - but too late. Paul starts an investigation that leads him in unexpected and even perilous directions. This is a story of marriage, love, relationships, survival and devotion.
Awesome book, really hard to put down. Have not ever read anything by this author that was not outstanding. This is a book about a reporter that's called by the "first lady" that wants to meet her. The first lady & her President just lost a child to SIDS and it takes off from there. A lot of suspense, romance and very surprising ending.
it isn't often an entire city block gets adopted, but thats exactly what happened on Manhattans West 98th street. The residents are being observed with meticulous care by Lewis Collier, who refers to himself as GOD. With the aid of powerful telescope he calls the "eye of GOD", he is aware of every movement of the people he has taken under his wing.
To Americans, the scene is agonizingly familiar. The mangled steel of a US warship in a foreign harbor. The revolving loops of CNN footage. But for Lt. Com. Alan Craik, the terrioist attack on the USNS Jonathan Harker in the port of Mombasa, Kenya is a call to action. While Craik scrambles to uncover who is behind the bomging, his wife Rose is fighting her own battle, rising to astronaut training school in HOuston while trying to hold her family together.