The Extraditionist

Author: Todd Merer

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477806012

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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When the world's most notorious cartel bosses get arrested, they call Benn Bluestone. A drug lawyer sharp enough to exploit loopholes in the system, Bluestone loves the money, the women, the action that come with his career...but working between the lines of justice and crime has taken its toll, and he desperately wants out. He's convinced himself that only an insanely rich client can guarantee him a lavish retirement. When the New Year begins with three promising cases, Bluestone thinks he's hit pay dirt. But then the cases link dangerously together--and to his own past. Does the mysterious drug kingpin Sombra hold the key to Bluestone's ambitions? Or does the key open a door that could bring the entire federal justice system to a screeching halt and net Bluestone a life in jail without parole?

The White Tigress

Author: Todd Merer

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503954298

Category:

Page: 384

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Nearly being indicted convinced Benn Bluestone to quit drug lawyering. Now he just wants to sleep well and turn an honest buck. A case as trustee for an unstable young woman seems like just the ticket...but this ride began in World War II, continued through the Golden Triangle heroin trade, navigated a serpentine trail of spies and international corruption, and ended up on a remote South China Sea atoll, where nuclear war between the United States and China threatens to destroy the world. Now Benn has no choice but to draw on the maneuvers of the past he escaped. It's more than a last shot at redemption. It's the only way to get everyone out alive.

Bone Wires

Author: Michael Shean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781620070697

Category: Cyberpunk fiction, American

Page: 380

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When a serial killer begins harvesting the spinal tissue of corporate employees all over the city, Detective David Gray finds himself plunged into the first truly major case of his career. Caught in a dangerous mix of murder, betrayal, and conflicting corporate interest, Gray will find himself not only matching wits with a diabolical murderer but grappling with his growing doubt toward his employers.

The Honest Spy

Author: Andreas Kollender

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 9781542045001

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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During one of history's darkest chapters, one man is determined to make a difference. In the tradition of Schindler's List comes a thrilling novel based on the heroic true story of Fritz Kolbe, a widowed civil servant in Adolf Hitler's foreign ministry. Recognizing that millions of lives are at stake, Kolbe uses his position to pass information to the Americans--risking himself and the people he holds most dear--and embarks on a dangerous double life as the Allies' most important spy. Summoned from his South African post to return to Nazi Germany, Kolbe leaves behind his beloved fourteen-year-old daughter, a decision made for her safety that nonetheless torments him. And as he lives under the constant threat of arrest, he wrestles with the guilt of putting Marlene Wiese, a married nurse and the love of his life, in danger as they collaborate on Kolbe's clandestine work. But no matter the personal cost, Kolbe will not be deterred. In scenes that pulse with suspense, he emerges as a towering figure who risked everything to save innocent lives--and Germany from itself.

The Unremembered Girl

Author: Eliza Maxwell

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781542045858

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It's all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather--a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric--from ruin. But they have no idea they've become the obsession of the girl in the woods. Abandoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family--something she's known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can't resist the temptation to get close. Where Henry's mother sees a poor girl in need, his father sees only wickedness. When Henry forges an unexpected bond with Eve, he believes he might be able to save her. He doesn't know how wrong he is. Eve is about to take charge of her own destiny--and that of Henry's family. As both their worlds spin violently out of control, Henry must make an impossible choice: protect the broken young woman who's claimed a piece of his soul, or put everyone he loves at risk in order to do the right thing.

The House by the River

Author: Lena Manta

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 9781542045896

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The first novel by acclaimed Greek writer Lena Manta to appear in English translation, The House by the River is an intimate, emotionally powerful saga following five young women as they realize that no matter the men they choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they raise, the only constant is home. Theodora knows she can’t keep her five beautiful daughters at home forever—they’re too curious, too free spirited, too like their late father. And so, before each girl leaves the small house on the riverside at the foot of Mount Olympus, Theodora makes sure they know they are always welcome to return. A devoted and resilient mother, Theodora has lived through World War II, through the Nazi occupation of Greece, and through her husband’s death, and now she endures the twenty-year-long silence of her daughters’ absence. Her children have their own lives—they’ve married, traveled the world, and courted romance, fame, and even tragedy. But as they become modern, independent women in pursuit of their dreams, Theodora knows they need her—and each other—more than ever. Have they grown so far apart that they’ve forgotten their childhood house in its tiny village, or will their broken hearts finally lead them home?

The Rozabal Line

Author: Ashwin Sanghi

Publisher: Westland

ISBN: 9789381626825

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A cardboard box is found on a shelf of a London library. When the mystified librarian opens it, she screams before she falls unconscious to the floor. Within the labyrinthine recesses of the Vatican, a beautiful assassin swears she will eliminate all who do not believe in her twisted credo. An elite army of thirteen calling itself the Lashkare Talatashar has scattered around the globe. The fate of its members curiously resembles that of Christ and his Apostles. Their agenda is Armageddon. A Hindu astrologer spots a conjunction of the stars and nods to himself in grim realization of the end of the world. In Tibet, a group of Buddhist monks' searches for a reincarnation, much in the way their ancestors searched Judea for the Son of God. In strife torn Kashmir, a tomb called Rozabal holds the key to a riddle that arises in Jerusalem and gets answered at Vaishno Devi. In The Rozabal Line, a thriller swirling between continents and centuries, Ashwin Sanghi traces a pattern that curls backward to the violent birth of religion itself.

Young Washington

How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father

Author: Peter Stark

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062416081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of Astoria Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naïve and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War—a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution. With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, Young Washington recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. Enduring terrifying summer storms and subzero winters imparted resilience and self-reliance, helping prepare him for what he would one day face at Valley Forge. Leading the Virginia troops into battle taught him to set aside his own relentless ambitions and stand in solidarity with those who looked to him for leadership. Negotiating military strategy with British and colonial allies honed his diplomatic skills. And thwarted in his obsessive, youthful love for one woman, he grew to cultivate deeper, enduring relationships. By weaving together Washington’s harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation.

Perdido River Bastard

Author: D. B. Patterson

Publisher: Dbp Press

ISBN: 9780692246290

Category: Alabama

Page: 260

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"The country road to hell and back is paved with the good intentions and secrets of Southern women." Prodigal son Duddy Doogan has a promise to keep. He is going home, to a place where his eccentric storytelling kin await his first visit since his father went missing. Home to where a powerful river carves an age-old border between Florida and Alabama. Home to a family tree of hidden secrets, lies, memories, and skin colors-but there is nothing black and white about the mysteries buried in its roots. Haunted by the trauma of a terrifying childhood accident and the love of too many Southern women, Duddy must excavate the bones of his family history to put his own broken life back together. When tragedy suddenly strikes, a promise to return home becomes a dangerous quest to reclaim his father's remains from a long-lost psychotic uncle living deep in the Alabama swampland. For Duddy Doogan, a journey into the heart of darkness will lead him to a shattering revelation about his own past, a secret truth hiding in plain sight and powerful enough to alter the course of Perdido River history for generations to come. Note from the Author: I'm excited about my Southern fiction novel, Perdido River Bastard, a multi-generational, romantic mystery about myth and sin, memory and history, secrets and lies, family life and death, magic and illusion, rebirth and redemption, good and evil-the sublime beauty I call the Deep South. Inherent themes of race, prejudice, and bigotry kinda go with the territory, but this novel isn't about inciting revolution or calling for imposed societal atonement for past transgressions. It isn't about blaming others for things they can't possibly help, like the color of skin, the sins of fathers and mothers, or the broken pasts of their children. Simply put, this story is about finding love through forgiveness, a notion worthy of discussion to my mind, as it seems to be the one that people conveniently forget, easily ignore, and readily dismiss for being too quaint, too simple, or too idealistic. Personally, I think we all could use a little idealism in these current racially divisive times. What we're doing right now isn't working well for any of us, so my novel suggests a wholly different tactic to affect change, one espoused by few truly Great Leaders, one being a preacher from Alabama who died for a simple dream that has yet to come true. This novel is close kin to other kinds of Southern fiction I've enjoyed reading over the years - a completed jigsaw puzzle that's more than the sum of its parts. It's a fictional biography, a romance, a series of vignettes, an interracial love story, a son's quest to make peace with his missing father, and a cozy mystery about generations of powerful women, contemporary and otherwise, who haunt one man's life. GOODREADS tags: contemporary women, cozy mystery, family saga, literary romance, magic realism, multi-generational, multicultural, mystery-thriller-suspense, plot twist, quirky characters, race issues, romance, southern biography, women's fiction

Tier One

Author: Jeffrey Wilson,Brian Andrews

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503936805

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

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In a world violated by terror, the old lines have blurred. Meet the next generation of covert ops. John Dempsey's life--as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper--is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice. But how does a man torn between duty and revenge walk the line and preserve his soul? As Dempsey struggles with the games of spies, the case propels him across the globe in a desperate effort to prevent a new, horrifying attack on American soil. Once, John Dempsey followed orders blindly. Now he sees behind the curtain, and the security of the civilized world rests on one question: Can a Tier One Navy SEAL adapt and become the world's most lethal spy?

Havana Without Makeup

Inside the Soul of the City

Author: Herman Portocarero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933527888

Category: History

Page: 248

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A diplomat and writer with decades of unparalleled knowledge delivers an intimate, unconventional portrait: the single must-read book about Cuba.

Wishes

Author: Georges Perec

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939663337

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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"In the beginning was the pun," Samuel Beckett once wrote. And so it was that Georges Perec brought the good word to his friends and acquaintances on a yearly basis, as an expression of his best wishes for the New Year. Wishes gathers together these ten pamphlets of homophonic wordplay that Perec sent out from 1970 until his death in 1982, printed at his own expense in limited quantities. This paean to the pun consists of a series of short prose pieces, each concluding with a list of the everyday bits of language lying at their root. English proverbs, Latin phrases, the names of musicians, filmmakers, novelists and book titles are all fodder for Perec's homophonic translations: John Coltrane turns into an anecdote about a wanderer with a severe ring around the collar; Antonioni's first movie transforms into a prophecy of a murderous holiday; the phrase "All's well that ends well" becomes a pregnant cow named Alice hailed by a drunk Satan; and Maurice Ravel proves to be a warning against corpses with a predilection for root vegetables. These texts and their marriage of sound to meaning present a challenge to any translation, and bring into stark relief the choices translators are often forced to make. This English edition sidesteps such choices, offering two alternate translations: a traditional one focused on the literal content of Perec's texts, and another focused on their formal phonological play. Georges Perec (1936-82) was a French novelist, essayist and filmmaker whose linguistic talents ranged from fiction to crossword puzzles to palindromes. Winner of the prix Renaudot in 1965 for his first novel, Things, and the prix Médicis in 1978 for his most acclaimed novel, Life A User's Manual, Perec was also a member of Oulipo.

Crash

Author: Keith Houghton

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781612186528

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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"When Jed Allen wakes up at a desk in New York City, he has no idea who he is. The evidence around him shows he's a hotshot architect, and a photo in his wallet reveals he has a beautiful girlfriend named Cassie. But when he goes home to seek her help, Cassie is nowhere to be found"--Back cover.

Edinburgh Twilight

Author: Carole Lawrence

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477848814

Category: Fiction

Page: 444

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As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town's cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty. Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind. But the body count is rising. As newspapers spin tales of the "Holyrood Strangler," panic sets in across the city. And with each victim, the murderer is getting closer to Hamilton, the one man who dares to stop him.

Chai Chai

Author: Ghosh, Bishwanath

Publisher: Tranquebar Press

ISBN: 9789380032863

Category: Travel

Page: 226

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Bishwanath Ghosh had alighted from his train at Itarsi station to stretch his legs and grab a glass of tea before he resumed his journey.

Poisonfeather

Author: Matthew Fitzsimmons

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503934276

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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A Wall Street Journal bestseller. Gibson Vaughn, hero of the bestselling novel The Short Drop, returns in a smoldering thriller. When jailed billionaire Charles Merrick hints publicly that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache, a school of sharks converges upon his release from federal prison. Among his swindled victims is Judge Hammond Birk, the man who saved Gibson Vaughn s life when he was a troubled teenager. Now Gibson intends to repay that debt by recovering Merrick s victims money. But Gibson isn t the only one on the trail of the hidden fortune. The promise of billions has drawn a horde of ruthless treasure hunters, including an edgy ex-con, a female bartender with a mysterious history, a Chinese spy with a passion for fly-fishing, and a veritable army of hardened mercenaries. To stay ahead of the sharks and win justice for his mentor, Gibson will need all his formidable skills. But at the end of the road, he ll still have to face Poisonfeather a geopolitical secret that just might get Gibson killed or worse. "

Adi Shankaracharya

Hinduism's Greatest Thinker

Author: Pavan K. Varma

Publisher: Westland Publication Limited

ISBN: 9789387578258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

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What is Brahman? What is its relationship to Atman? What is an individual's place in the cosmos? Is a personalised god and ritualistic worship the only path to attain moksha? Does caste matter when a human is engaging with the metaphysical world? The answers to these perennial questions sparkle with clarity in this seminal account of a man, and a saint, who revived Hinduism and gave to Upanishadic insights a rigorously structured and sublimely appealing philosophy. Jagad Guru Adi Shankaracharya (788-820 CE) was born in Kerala and died in Kedarnath, traversing the length of India in his search for the ultimate truth. In a short life of thirty-two years, Shankaracharya not only revived Hinduism, but also created the organisational structure for its perpetuation through the mathas he established in Sringeri, Dwaraka, Puri, and Joshimatha. Adi Shankaracharaya: Hinduism's Greatest Thinker is a meticulously researched and comprehensive account of his life and philosophy. Highly readable, and including a select anthology of Shankaracharya's seminal writing, the book also examines the startling endorsement that contemporary science is giving to his ideas today. A must-read for people across the ideological spectrum, this book reminds readers about the remarkable philosophical underpinning of Hinduism, making it one of the most vibrant religions in the world.

Portraits from Ayodhya

Author: Dubey, Scharada

Publisher: Tranquebar Press

ISBN: 9789381626214

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Almost two decades after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Scharada Dubey, an Ayodhya resident, studies the barricaded Ram Janmabhoomi site, travels through temple alleyways, visits the residents, ordinary and prominent, of a town that has known no peace. What follows is Portraits of Ayodhya- a startling compilation of oral history.