Author: Velvet Vaughn
What started as a fun outing at a water park turns into a horrific nightmare when ten-year-old Kai Costa witnesses a man snatch a young girl. Unable to stop the abduction, he jumps in the getaway truck to rescue her. After all, he's done it before. Zoe Duquesne has spent her young life surrounded by bodyguards. The one time she breaks the rules and sneaks away, she's kidnapped.Zoe's partner in crime, her older sister Harlow, is frantic when she sees the man grab her sister. She enlists the help of the first person she finds--COBRA Securities agent Sawyer Oldham. As they work together to locate and bring the children home, a sizzling chemistry erupts that threatens to ignite into a volcanic passion.
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
A fight he must win . . . Piper Oliver knows she can't trust him. They warned her that the tall, dark, and sexy black-ops soldier Jory Dean would try to win her over with his steel-gray eyes and deadly charm, but she won't be conned by this man they call a traitor. All she has to do is figure out the science necessary to save his life, and she's done. Something isn't adding up, though, and she won't rest until she uncovers the truth-even if it's buried in his deep, dangerous kiss. A passion she can't resist . . . Jory will do anything to reunite with and save his brothers-even kidnap the gorgeous woman who's working to deactivate the deadly chip in their spines. But the forces determined to destroy his family won't let them go so easily. Keeping Piper alive is more than he bargained for-and so is his burning desire for her. But with every second bringing him closer to certain death, can he afford to lose himself in her hot and willing embrace?
Author: Evan S. Medeiros
Publisher: Rand Corporation
China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.
Author: Sheryl Nantus
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
For fans of Maya Banks’ KGI series, prepare to meet the men of the Delta Force Brotherhood, a sexy new contemporary series where kicking ass and living hard is just how they roll. Ex-special forces ranger Dylan McCourt is a stone cold killer who cares only about his military brothers and doing what’s right. He’s used to giving orders and has zero patience for bullshit. Most people tremble when they look him in the eye, but not his infuriatingly sexy new rescue mission, Jessie Lyon. She just juts her chin and says she’s not leaving without clearing her father’s name, to hell with his rules. And was that a one finger salute he sees in her eyes or his imagination? Either way, he knows this is one job his training might not have prepared him for. This is a STAND-ALONE SINGLE TITLE book, perfect for readers who love alpha military heroes and the women they’d die for. Books in the Delta Force series: Hard Play Hard Run Hard Pursuit
Author: David W Lovell
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
"Since September 11, 2001, our newspapers have been filled with the ""war on terror""; our governments have mobilized their resources for ""homeland security""; and people everywhere are braced for more terrorist attacks. Yet while the new threat is genuine, w"
Author: Dana Marton
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Falling in love can be a deadly proposition in this pulse-quickening Mission Recovery novel from the New York Times bestselling author. Jess Taylor and Derek Daley were in the throes of first love in a small Vermont town when they were kidnapped by a serial killer. They escaped his clutches--but not the trauma of the unsolved crime. With their lives changed forever and their romance cut short, they went their separate ways to exorcise their fears. Jess is living on the edge as Hollywood's hottest stuntwoman. It's no longer terror thrumming through her veins. It's adrenaline. Derek is a former Navy SEAL spinning his ordeals into heart-pounding bestselling thrillers. But when Jess is called home on a family emergency, she must face the past--and face the man she left behind, who is just as haunted and, like her, still so much in love. Now, as an old flame reignites, Jess and Derek are taking advantage of second chances and putting their bad memories behind them. But here, in the quiet town of Taylorville, a killer is getting a second chance as well.
Author: Polly McCrillis, Amy Blizzard, Velvet Vaughn
A Heartwarming Christmas Anthology Christmas Rainbows Catch a Christmas Rainbow... Shut away for most of her life because of her handicap, Lissa Thornhill grew up in shame and yearned for acceptance and love. Will a journey to Ireland and Christmas with her cousin's family be her dream come true? Pearse Ryan was the special one. Born in a thatched cottage in a tiny Irish village, the landlord saw something special in him and made sure he got the education he dreamed of. But even though he's now a fully qualified doctor, he can't forget the one person he couldn't save. Can an enchanted Yuletide in Ballycashel heal both their wounded hearts and bring a Christmas miracle? Room for Two Sadie Vero has to rebuild her life after a terrifying incident forced her to leave her job as an army translator and she won't let anything, not even a bossy former marine officer, distract her from getting back on track. As long as she keeps telling herself that she'll be just fine. Gannon Moore makes her want things she's never imagined wanting. Retired from the marines, Gannon Moore likes his job and peaceful days. The only way this perfect life he's built will stay that way is to keep his association with Sadie Vero business and only business. Only problem with that is she isn't making it easy for him to not want something he never thought he'd want again. The chance to love. Flying High Christmas After surviving a fall from an airplane and being shot at by a ruthless gang of drug dealers, the only thing Cara Watson wants for Christmas is the sexy DEA agent who saved her life. But the leader of the gang has other ideas. It's up to Dylan Davidson to once again save the feisty redhead and make both of their Christmas wishes come true. Figuring it Out Kristy has been given an assignment from the In-Between to help a man who is struggling to find the good in life. The problem is, the lines are blurred as to just who she's supposed to help, how she's supposed to do it, and whether or not her heart will get broken in the process. The only instruction she's been given for this mission is to figure it out by Christmas. A Christmas Dance Partner Dr. Willow Corwin never expected to trade in her scrubs for dancing shoes. But a holiday hospital fundraiser has left her with no choice but to partner with ballroom dancer Drew Nigel. The single dad and young resident step on each other's toes from the start. Only Drew's little girl, Gloria, can create peace between them. Despite their constant bickering, Gloria is determined Willow is the perfect woman for her dad! Will the tiny matchmaker get her wish in time for Christmas?
Author: James Bamford
James Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency’s existence in the 1980s. Now Bamford describes the transformation of the NSA since 9/11, as the agency increasingly turns its high-tech ears on the American public. The Shadow Factory reconstructs how the NSA missed a chance to thwart the 9/11 hijackers and details how this mistake has led to a heightening of domestic surveillance. In disturbing detail, Bamford describes exactly how every American’s data is being mined and what is being done with it. Any reader who thinks America’s liberties are being protected by Congress will be shocked and appalled at what is revealed here. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Gal Luft
This timely and comprehensive book is a one stop shop for anyone interested in the nexus between energy and security. Bringing the perspectives of the best experts in the field it sheds light on the role of energy in modern life and the various approaches countries use to achieve energy security.
Author: William Cooper
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the Secret Government and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research. "Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." -- Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas. "The onlt man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City. "Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." -- William Cooper, October 24, 1989.
Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A provocative and exhilarating tale of teen rebellion against global corporations from the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother -- a call to arms for a new generation.
Author: Jackie Manning
THE STALKER WAS GETTING CLOSER…TO THE WOMAN THIS MAN LOVED! Protecting people was Mike Landis's job. And this former military man now living in the urban jungle was good at it. But his new client was the last person on earth he wanted to see and the only woman who knew what was beneath his tough exterior. He could help her, but at what cost? It was a game of cat and mouse, as a dangerous stalker was getting closer to Brianna Kent every day. Was it a colleague? Someone from her past? Mike and Brianna couldn't deny their attraction for each other, but could they figure out who the stalker was and catch him before he caught them?
Author: David Swanagon
In a city known for its lights, three thousand are about to go dark unless Paul Goldstein can find a way to pull The Mantis out of bankruptcy. The sprawling $3.2B property located next to the Bellagio was assumed by Frankfurt Securities after the economic collapse. Hiring Paul as its interim CEO, the bank gave him twelve months to create a profitable brand and casino operation. Otherwise, the half-finished project would be demolished and sold to competitors as parking space. Ambitious, but tied to an undisclosed partnership with the gang MS-13, Paul hatches a strategy that straddles the line between deception and criminality. In what should take years to accomplish, he has only a few months to obtain a gaming license, negotiate a union contract, build a slot database, and entice high-end players from the Asian marketing segment. Finally, he must host a lavish New Year's Eve party that exceeds anything the strip has ever seen. Since his strategy requires the road less traveled, Paul hires a desperately situated Marine as his Chief of Staff. Depressed and suffering from PTSD, Danillo Bacci struggles to overcome an impoverished past which includes drug running, larceny, and murder--the last not simply a result of his military service. In exchange for MS-13 protecting his brother in prison, Danillo cautiously agrees to assist Paul in bringing his vision to life. As the two march steadily towards New Year's Eve, their descent into the strip's subculture forces them to make an assortment of moral compromises. Eventually, anything goes as friendships are betrayed, women prostituted, regulators kidnapped, and bodies left in the desert. As Jay Z finally takes the stage for the Grand Opening, Paul and Danillo both realize that the price they paid for success was irrevocable.Serving as both an indictment and celebration of Las Vegas, this story powerfully describes a subculture that few know about. Interwoven within the chapters are real industry terms, behind the scene hangouts, and casino marketing strategies. Taken together, they showcase a city that is almost too surreal and morally out of bounds to believe.
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
This is Book 4 of the series "The Chronological Sherlock Holmes". "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894, by Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle had decided that these would be the last collection of Holmes's stories, and intended to kill him off in "The Final Problem". Reader demand stimulated him to write another Holmes adventure—"The Hound of the Baskervilles". In "The Return of Sherlock Holmes", Holmes relates the aftermath of "The Final Problem", and how he survived.