RAchel Buchanan, knew that Mayor Henry Slater was after her granddaughter, that Slater and the girl were meeting secretly. She resolved to put and end to it, to expose him to his wife and to the town. But Rachel underestimated teh depth of Slater's obession. Slater could not and would not give up the girl, and he could not allow the exposure that Rachel threatened. But he could do something about it.
It was the end of a magnificent era for the warring tribes of the high Dakota plains--when the Great Chiefs still raised the battle lance...and the sunburnt buffalo grass was stained with the blood of Crows, Sioux and Blackfeet.Into the vast unyielding wilderness came the indomitable scout White River, torn by loyalties to both the red men and the white. In the twilight of a great and noble people, caught in the relentless tide of invaders from the East, he would bear witness to the violent dawning of a brilliant and tragic new day.
New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell brings back Kay Scarpetta, consulting forensic pathologist for the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, in her grittiest and most compelling novel. In rural North Carolina, the brutal murder of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner has shaken a small town. But more disturbing are the details of the crime, chilling reminiscent of the handiwork of a serial killer who has eluded the unit for years. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Scarpetta's ingenious, rebellious niece Lucy, an FBI intern with a promising future in Quantico's security violation. While coming to terms with Lucy, Kay must conduct a grisly forensic investigation at a clandestine research facility known as The Body Farm. There she will find more answers to Emily Steiner's murder - and evidence that paints a picture of a crime more horrifying than she imagined . . .
DEAR READER: CALYPSO MAGIC,THE 2ND NOVEL IN HER MAGIC TRILOGY, WAS PUBLISHED IN 1988. I HAVEN'T DONE ANY REWRITING; THE NOVEL'S JUST WEARING BEAUTIFUL NEW CLOTHES.
IT IS 1813 IN LONDON, THE EARL OF SAINT LEVEN, LYONEL ASHTON, DOESN`T LIKE WOMEN, AND HE`S GOT EVERY REASON NOT TO. BUT FATE, IN THE GUISE OF AUNT LUCIA, INTERVENES. SHE PRESENTS HIM WITH DIANA SAVAROL, A YOUNG LADY NEWLY ARRIVED FROM HER FAMILY`S CARIBBEAN ISLAND AND VERY UNHAPPY AT BEING FORCED INTO FRIGID ENGLAND AND TOSSED HEADLONG INTO THE MARRIAGE MARKET.
THESE TWO VERY STRONG WILLED INDIVIDUALS EYE EACH OTHER, THEN GO FOR GOLD IN AN INSULT COMPETITION. THE EARL CALLS DIANA AN EAVESDROPPER; SHE SAYS HE LOOKS PALE AND UNHEALTHY. HE SAYS SHE HAS BIG FEET; SHE SAYS HE SUFFERS FROM `CHARLOTTE`S DISEASE.`
WHEN DIANA INSISTS UPON RETURNING HOME, SHE DOESN`T EXPECT TO HAVE THE EARL SHARE HER CABIN ABOARD SHIP. THEN THERE`S THE SHIP`S CAPTAIN, RAFAEL CARSTAIRS, WHO ISN`T JUST ANY SHIP CAPTAIN SAILING THE SEVEN SEAS. AND ON SAVAROL ISLAND, THERE`S A MYSTERY TO SOLVE AND WRONGS TO RIGHT.
Goldy Bear, the premier caterer of Aspen Meadow, Is no stranger to violence - or sudden death. But it's the last thing she expects to encounter when she agrees to cater the first College Advisory Dinner for seniors and parents at the exclusive Elk Park Prep School. Sure, the competition among students is fierce, and some of the parents do act as if they'd kill to get their kid into a big-name college, but as Goldy ladles out sumptuous Early Decision Dumplings and sublime Ivy League Ice Cream Pie, the only deadly things she comes up against are snobbery and boredom...until she steps outside. There, yards from her van and half buried in the fresh Oct. snow. is the battered body of the school valedictorian, Keith Andrews, "Saint Andrew" his classmates dubbed him for his holier-than-thou attitude, but was that reason enough for murder? It's a question Goldy is determined to answer and not just becasue she found the corpse. Both her young son Arch and her eightteen-year-old live-in helper, Julian Teller, are students at the school.
The crowd cheered as the bandit was hanged--until his hat flew off, revealing the truth: the condemned man was a woman. But the noose was loose, the rope was frayed, and within seconds Outlaw Annie fell to the ground, rescued by the tall, dark stranger who rode by her side as they hightailed it out of town. She'd never met her match until then, in this disturbing outsider who stirred unfamiliar passions as he tried to tame the wildest woman in the West.
Seventeen years ago, government agent Joshua Kendall was part of the raid on the cultlike Young Believers. His own bullet killed an innocent girl, and he has lived with the guilt ever since. But a new assignment will reveal that the most shattering incident of Josh's life was nothing more than a lie.
Elizabeth Marcum was that girl. She survived the bullet from the botched raid and now lives under a new identity in rural Vermont, hiding from the cult leader who has managed to elude capture all these years. But she's tired of running, tired of hiding. If Mordecai Young tracks her down, so be it.
When Josh is sent to protect Elizabeth--and realizes who she is-he will do anything to keep her alive, including lying about who he is. But as Mordecai descends back into their lives they become targets in a deadly battle that threatens to shatter their last chance at life and love.
Tessa Quayle, the lovely wife of a member of the British Foreign Service based in Nairobi, is killed in a mysterious car accident near a lake in Kenya. Tessa was an activist who had recently come across sensitive documents exposing an international corporate conspiracy to exploit Kenya's poor. Tessa's husband, Justin, has been a mild-mannered official for decades, but when he decides to get to the bottom of Tessa's death, he discovers that he has an unexpected capacity to go against the grain. He'll need it, as his journey to the truth takes him through many levels of corporate and diplomatic intrigue in Kenya, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, and Canada. This novel by master of the spy thriller John Le Carre was adapted into a 2005 film starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.
An orphan raised in Valparaíso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, young, vivacious Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849 -- a danger-filled quest that will become a momentous journey of transformation. In this rough-and-tumble world of panhandlers and prostitutes, immigrants and aristocrats, Eliza will discover a new life of freedom, independence, and a love greater than any ever dreamed.
This early (1937) novel by the world's bestselling author, who died in 1989, offers a rich feast to not only dedicated Simenon readers but to those who value certain literary traditions as well. In a story that owes much to Flaubert, the body of Oscar Donadieu, a heroic figure in the small town of La Rochelle, is found floating in the harbor that is home port to the ships that contribute to the vast Donadieu family fortunes. As his family tries to function without their patriarch, extraordinary entanglements emerge. Into this web of festering relationships comes Phillipe Dargens, an ambitious young man who hopes to marry into the family. Suspicions of murder abound, as assorted intrigues bubble just beneath the surface of life in this provincial world. Timeless in its scope, magnificent in its descriptive power, this is a book to be savored for its texture and Proustian flourishes as well as its knowing portrait of a family rich in material things and impoverished in love and faith.
Defense attorney Paul Madriani has quite a challenge in the eighth legal thriller in which he stars: his close-mouthed client, accused of a high-profile murder, refuses to provide information vital to developing his defense. Only a military marksman could have fired the two closely spaced bullets that killed Madelyn Chapman, head of a company responsible for terrorist-searching software used by the U.S. government. Evidence points to Chapman's former bodyguard and former lover, Army Sergeant Emiliano Ruiz. Madriani realizes that the key to proving Ruiz's innocence concerns seven years missing from Ruiz's resume, but Ruiz won't fill in the necessary details.
In the opulent Russia of Nicholas ans Alexandra, she danced her first solo...and captured the hearts of two men-one, a powerful patron of the arts; the other a brooding young painter who loved her with a passion she was powerless to resist.
In Boston he is Chase Remington, a bitter outsider whose illustrious family hides secrets far more shocking than his own illigitimacy and half-breed blood. On the High Plains, he becomes the White Wolf, a fierce Cheyenne raider standing between the People and the white invaders who would destroy them.
The Viscount:for Simon Roxbury, the altogether self-satisfied Viscount Brocton, getting abducted at pistol point on the streets of London is disconcerting. But it is little compared to his discovery that his highwayman is no man at all, but a lithe, husky-voiced, green-eyed young woman!
Most critics and readers agree that HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX marks a turning point in J. K. Rowling's enormously popular series in that the story takes on a more mature, darker tone. Now 15 years old, Harry faces the downside of being the world's most famous wizard-in-training and must adjust to changes in his relationships with friends and mentors. He also learns something quite disconcerting about his deceased parents and begins to realize how his personal demons make him vulnerable to the evil Lord Voldemort. Further complications arise when Harry grows disillusioned with the government of the magical realm and begins to question the power of the authorities at Hogwarts.
Eleven-year-old Harry Potter was a baby when his parents died, and since that time he has been living with his horrible Uncle Vernon, dislikable Aunt Petunia, and truly disgusting cousin Dudley. Miserable and lonely, Harry is shocked when he receives a letter inviting him to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. At this special school, which is kept a secret from all those not involved in the worlds of magic, Harry begins to learn the truth about the death of his parents and discovers his own unbelievably amazing family history. This book is the first entry in the phenomenally popular Harry Potter series of books. Enjoyed by both children and adults, these books literally changed the face of children's publishing when, as a result of their stunning popularity, the New York Times began compiling and publishing a list of best-selling children's books--for the first time in that newspaper's history.
Angered over the governor's order on speed traps, the eccentric inhabitants of the Isle of Tangier, off the coast of Virginia, declare war on their own state, and it is up to Judy Hammer, the new superintendent of the state police, to stop the crisis.