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Title: A Family SecretA Family Secret
Author: Cox, Josephine
Pub Year: 2017
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: :Family Relationships:
Although she’s surrounded by a loving family, Marie is lonely. The secret she has been carrying for many years is a burden – it’s telling could ruin the lives of those she loves most. Marie’s granddaughter, Cathy, is a cheerful young woman and in the first flush of love. Her grandmother’s secret will not only change Cathy’s future but rewrite her past. Sister-in-law Beth seems to have a happy life and a good marriage but behind closed doors she’s heartbreakingly sad. Will she be brave enough to speak out and run away?
Title: Carte BlancheCarte Blanche
Author: Deaver, Jeffrey
Pub Year: 2012
Publisher: Ian Flemming Publications
A Night Action alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper—plans for a devastating attack: Casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected. James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan War, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of MI5, MI6, and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim: to protect the Realm, by any means necessary.
Title: Dead on ArrivalDead on Arrival
Author: Richtel, Matt
Pub Year: 2017
An airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. Onboard, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. A lethal new kind of virus may have surfaced, threatening our survival, and now Martin - one of the most sought after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide - is at the center of the investigation. The symptoms are the most confounding the experienced doctor has ever seen. Is it the work of terrorists? A biological attack? A natural occurrence? As word of the deadly sickness spreads, panic leads to violence and chaos. Armed and terrified partisans and patriots, stoked by technology and social media, have dug in, unknowingly creating fertile ground for the deadly syndrome Dr. Martin has begun to identify. As the globe begins to unravel and paranoia and hatred take hold, Martin is forced to face a question as terrifying as this syndrome itself: Is the world better left unsaved?
Title: Game Without RulesGame Without Rules
Author: Gilbert, Michael
Pub Year: 1962
Publisher: Curtis Brown Associates
Genre: :Espionage: :Short Stories:
Mr. Calder lived with a golden deerhound named Rasselas in a cottage in Kent. Mr. Behrens lives with his aunt and keeps bees. No one would in the least suspect that the pair are in fact agents for the British Joint Services Standing Committee and they are often tasked with jobs that no one else can take on – simply because of the extreme nature of the action needed. They are dangerous – and they are watched. Their adventures in this series of thrillers show the author to have a clear grasp of counterintelligence operations. Written with Gilbert’s usual dry wit, panache and style, the suspense is at times killing!
Author: McGill, Richard
Pub Year: 0
Genre: :Historical Fiction: :Romance:
"OMAMORI-it means 'keepsake', in Japanese, and here, indeed, is a story to be treasured-a vast and richly woven tapestry of East and West; an epic tale of a magnificent and forbidden love. This is OMAMORI, the unforgettable story of the generations of two powerful families-one American, the other Japanese-whose lives are inextricably bound by the traditions of a great business dynasty. Within its pages a drama of extraordinary resonance and power unfolds that fulfills the promise of our most memorable novels-the rare and wonderful story that immerses the reader wholly in its world."
Title: Shopaholic & SisterShopaholic & Sister
Author: Kinsella, Sophie
Pub Year: 2004
What’s a round-the-world honeymoon if you can’t buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the twenty silk dressing gowns Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) finds in Hong Kong, or the hand-carved dining table from Sri Lanka, or the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband expressly forbade her to buy). Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London, where two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their loft. The bills are outrageous, Luke is furious, and Becky’s feeling rather blue—until her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They’ll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, get manicures together. Then Becky meets Jessica and receives the shock of her life. Surely the shopaholic’s own sister can’t hate shopping?
Title: Star Trek The Wrath of KhanStar Trek The Wrath of Khan
Author: McIntyre, Vonda N.
Pub Year: 1982
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: :Science Fiction:
The Galaxy's ultimate weapon is in the hands of the evil Khan and his followers. A battle that will shake the universe cannot be avoided...And the ultimate adventure is about to begin!
Title: The Dean's ListThe Dean's List
Author: Hassler, Jon
Pub Year: 1997
Publisher: Ballentine Books
Genre: :General Fiction:
Leland Edwards, a piano-playing, fly-fishing English professor, has become Dean of Rookery State College. And since the president of the college has been on automatic pilot for the last thirty years, it falls to Leland to save his beloved campus from diminished enrollment, hockey thuggery, and its ignoble associations with Paul Bunyan. Then his old pal from the Icejam Quartet, Peggy Benoit Connor, drops a fund-raising plum in his lap. The most famous poet in America, Richard Falcon, has agreed to come to Rookery. Leland envisions thousands coming from all over the Midwest to hear Falcon's reading--an event that will put Rookery State on the literary map. But when he arrives, the poet is both more and less than what Leland expected. Their relationship leads Leland back to memories of the father he lost when he was fourteen--and on a wild ride that will compel him to harbor a fugitive, stand up to his domineering mother, and finally make peace with his brief attempt at love and the tragedy that ensued.
Title: The GatecrasherThe Gatecrasher
Author: Wickham, Madeleine
Pub Year: 1998
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genre: :Family Relationships: :Romance:
Everything's coming up roses for Fleur Daxeny, as she goes through more rich men than she does designer hats....if that's humanly possible. Beautiful, charming, and utterly irresistible, her success at crashing funerals to find wealthy men is remarkable. But behind Fleur's Harvey Nichols wardrobe, is a woman with a mysterious past. Fleur wastes no time in seducing her latest conquest, the handsome and rich widower Richard Favour, and she swoops into his life like a designer-clad tornado. His children are caught up in a whirlwind as their father's new girlfriend descends on the family estate leaving chaos and excitement in her perfume-scented wake. Soon, more than one family member is suspicious of Fleur's true intentions. Fleur is not one to wear her heart on her Chanel sleeves, but she soon finds herself embracing Richard and his lovable family. But just as Fleur contemplates jumping off the gold-digger train for good and enjoying the ride of true love, a long-buried secret from her past threatens to destroy her new family. Fleur is thrown into a race against time to prove herself to Richard before it's too late. Can she trust her heart or will she cut ties and run away as fast as her Prada pumps can take her?
Title: The Prince of Beverly HillsThe Prince of Beverly Hills
Author: Woods, Stuart
Pub Year: 2005
Los Angeles, 1939. It’s Hollywood’s Golden Age, and Rick Barron is a suave and sharp detective on the Beverly Hills force. After a run-in with his captain, he finds himself demoted, but soon lands a job on the security detail for Centurion Pictures, one of the hottest studios. The white knight of such movie stars as Clete Barrow, the British leading man with a penchant for parties, and Glenna Gleason, a peach of a talent on the verge of superstardom, Rick is dubbed “the Prince of Beverly Hills” by society columnists. But when he unearths a murder cover-up and a blackmail scam, he finds himself up against West Coast wise guys whose stakes are do-or-die...
Title: When Shadows FallWhen Shadows Fall
Author: Ellison, J.T.
Pub Year: 2014
Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally returning to normal. Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. There’s only one catch. Timothy Savage’s death was so obviously a suicide that the case has been closed. When Sam learns Savage left a will requesting she autopsy his body, she feels compelled to look into the case. The postmortem uncovers clear signs that Savage was indeed murdered. And she finds DNA from a kidnapped child whose remains were recovered years earlier. The investigation takes Sam into the shadows of a twenty-year-old mystery that must be solved to determine what really happened to Timothy Savage. Nothing about the case makes sense, but it is clear someone is unwilling to let anyone, especially Samantha Owens, discover the truth.