Who is this woman? McKay Harrington wondered. After chasing and killing an outlaw in the Boulder foothills, Harrington finds himself critically wounded and dependent upon a mysterious woman named Callie. When Harrington returns to his job at the Treasury Department, an unexpected encounter reveals a dangerous masquerade..
Can McKay Harrington penetrate the wall of secrecy surrounding Callie’s true identity to share the saving love of Jesus Christ?
And what about the love growing in his heart for this woman of mystery?
An unusual story of love, intrigue, and faith…from the author of the bestselling Where the Wild Rose Blooms and Whispers of Moonlight
David Allen - Getting Things Done
Allen, a management consultant and executive coach, provides insights into attaining maximum efficiency and at the same time relaxing whenever one needs or wants to. Readers learn that there is no single means for perfecting organizational efficiency or productivity; rather, the author offers tools to focus energies strategically and tactically without letting anything fall through the cracks. He provides tips, techniques, and tricks for implementation of his workflow management plan, which has two basic components: capture all the things that need to get done into a workable, dependable system; and discipline oneself to make front-end decisions with an action plan for all inputs into that system. In short, do it (quickly), delegate it (appropriately), or defer it. While an infomercial for the author's consulting practice, this road map for organizational efficiency may help many who have too much to do in too little time, both professionally and in their personal lives.
Gaelen Foley - Her Secret Fantasy
Some say the aristocratic Balfour clan is cursed, a once-great family now in slow decline. Graceful Lily Balfour is her family's last hope, and she has come to London with one ambition - to marry a rich man. Her plans are placed in jeopardy, however, by the irresistible Major Derek Knight, a handsome, highborn soldier and adventurer newly returned from India. Hardened by battles on India's lawless frontiers, Derek is not just a fighter, but a notorious rake, infamous for his many dalliances. Though Derek finds no shortage of willing women in London, it is the untouchable, aloof Lily who haunts him. After one stolen moment, he hungers for more. But Derek has come to England on a vital mission, and when Lily is pledged to a wealthy man suspected of corruption, Derek must thwart the treachery that is in danger of ensnaring them botha? The latest in the brand new Spice trilogy from Gaelen Foley, bestselling author of the wonderful Knight Miscellany series of Regency Romances.
Jan Stradling - Bad Girls and Wicked Women
The Most Powerful, Shocking, Amazing, Thrilling and Dangerous Women of All Time This historic survey of 22 of the most ruthless, ambitious women of all time will inspire readers at the same time as it shocks. These are sassy, brilliant, magnetic, cunning, and tough-as-nails women who defied the social mores of their eras. Each gripping story speaks for itself: from Queen Mary I who did 'what it took' to protect Catholicism in England, to Madame Mao who became one of communist China's most powerful and feared leaders, to Georgia Tann who, as a director of the Tennessee Children's Home, made millions selling babies on the black market. These anti-heroines battled against the odds and often against the status quo, succeeding in turning the power structure, if only for a short time, directly on its head. Some were cruel, others visionary, yet others blinded by ambition or love. Many were driven by a powerful combination of these and other primal forces.
Adrian Plass - Nothing But the Truth
A parable can 'entertain at the front door while the truth slips in through a side window, ' and few Christian writers can tell one as deftly as Adrian Plass. In this collection of short stories he is thought-provoking, inventive and easily able to traverse that short distance between a smile and a tear. Combining material from Father to the Man and The Final Boundary and introducing a fresh new story, Nothing But the Truth reveals the more serious side of Adrian Plass. Seasoned with his trademark humour, the stories portray characters responding to emotional or spiritual crises--and in so doing, reveal truths about ourselves, the games we sometimes play and the love we all are searching for.
Henry James - The Turn of the Screw / In the Cage
This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition brings together one of literature's most famous ghost stories and one of Henry James's most unusual novellas. In The Turn of the Screw, a governess is haunted by ghosts from her young charges past; Virginia Woolf said of this masterpiece of psychological ambiguity and suggestion, We are afraid of something unnamed, of something, perhaps, in ourselves...Henry James...can still make us afraid of the dark. In his rarely anthologized novella In the Cage, James brings his incomparable powers of observation to the story of a clever, rebellious heroine of Britain's lower middle class. Hortense Calisher, in her Introduction, calls it a delicious story, the more so because it confounds what we expect from James.
Henry James - The Golden Bowl
Published in 1904, The Golden Bowl is the last completed novel of Henry James. In it, the widowed American Adam Verver is in Europe with his daughter Maggie. They are rich, finely appreciative of European art and culture, and deeply attached to each other. Maggie has all the innocent charm of so many of Jamess young American heroines. She is engaged to Amerigo, an impoverished Italian prince; he must marry money, and as his name suggests, an American heiress is the perfect solution. The golden bowl, first seen in a London curio shop, is used emblematically throughout the novel. Not solid gold but gilded crystal, the perfect surface conceals a flaw; it is symbolic of the relationship between the main characters and of the world in which they move. Also in Europe is an old friend of Maggies, Charlotte Stant, a girl of great charm and independence, and Maggie is blindly ignorant of the fact that she and the prince are lovers. Maggie and Amerigo are married and have a son, but Maggie remains dependent for real intimacy on her father, and she and Amerigo grow increasingly apart. Feeling that her father has suffered a loss through her marriage, Maggie decides to find him a wife, and her choice falls on Charlotte. Charlottes affair with the prince continues and Adam Verver seems to her to be a suitable and convenient match. When Maggie herself finally comes into possession of the golden bowl, the flaw is revealed to her, and, inadvertently, the truth about Amerigo and Charlotte. Fanny Assingham (an older woman, aware of the truth from the beginning) deliberately breaks the bowl, and this marks the end of Maggies innocence. She is no pathetic heroine-victim, however. Abstaining fromoutcry and outrage she instead takes the reins and maneuvers people and events. She still wants to be with Amerigo, but he must continue to be worth having and they must all be saved further humiliations and indignities. To be a wife she must cease to be a daughter; Adam Verver and the unhappy Charlotte are banished forever to America, and the new Maggie will establish a real marriage with Amerigo.
Jim Thompson - Savage Night
Is Carl Bigelow a fresh-faced college kid looking for a room, or is he a poised hit man tracking down his victim? And if Carl is really two people, what about everyone around him? _Savage Night_ is Thompson at his best, with plot reversals and nightmarish shifts of identity.
Steve Berry - The Jefferson Key
Cotton Malone has been called on to defend his country's safety in many exotic locations around the world, often using his knowledge of history to get to the heart of mysteries and conspiracies stretching back for centuries. But never has the danger been quite so close to home. A stunning opening sets the tone of explosive action and mind-bending intrigue as Cotton battles an extraordinary group of families whose unseen influence dates back to the pages of the U.S. Constitution - and whose thirst for power is about to be satisfied by the cracking of a code devised by Thomas Jefferson himself.
Irvine Welsh - The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs
Troubled Environmental Health Officer Danny Skinner is engaged on a quest to uncover what he refers to as 'the bedroom secrets of the master chefs'. He regards the unravelling of this classified information as the key to learning genetic facts about himself and the crippling compulsions that threaten to wreck his young life. The ensuing journey takes him from Europe's festival city of Edinburgh to the foodie capital of America, San Francisco. But the hard-drinking, womanising Skinner has a strange nemesis in the form of model-railway enthusiast Brian Kibby. It is his unfathomable, obsessive hatred of Kibby that takes over everything, threatening to destroy not only Skinner and his mission but also those he loves most dearly. When Kibby contracts a horrific and debilitating mystery virus, Skinner understands that his destiny is inextricably bound to that of his hated rival, and he is faced with a terrible dilemma. The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs is a gothic parable about the great obsessions of our time: food, sex and minor celebrity, and is a brilliant examination of identity, male rivalry and the need to belong in the world.
M. John Harrison - Viriconium
In Viriconium, the young men whistle to one another all night long as they go about their deadly games. If you wake suddenly, you might hear footsteps running, or an urgent sigh. After a minute or two, the whistles move away in the direction of the Tinmarket or the Margarethestrasse. The next day, some lordling is discovered in the gutter with his throat cut. Who can tell fantasy from reality, magic from illusion, hero from villain, man from monster . . . in Viriconium? Published here for the first time in one volume, and in the author's preferred order, are all the Viriconium stories, originally published in four books: The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium and Viriconium Nights.
Gabriella Poole - Blood Ties
This term the secretive Darke Academy has moved to New York, and Cassie Bell is no longer the innocent new girl. Now she is strong, determined, and hiding secrets of her own. Cassie has been introduced to the world of the Few and is struggling to come to terms with her astonishing powers, a dangerous romance, and the malevolent spirit inside her, demanding to be fed. When an old enemy returns, bent on revenge, Cassie is tested to the limit. Can she rescue her friends from a horrific fate, or will she end up destroying them to save herself?
Stephen Fry - Hugh Laurie - Fry and Laurie Bit No. 4
Following on from the first one, the second one, the third one and the all-in-one, this is the book of the fourth series of "A Bit of Fry & Laurie". It offers a mixture of scripts, vox-pops and stills from the show.
Christopher Moore - The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave. A beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what's wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.
Augusten Burroughs - Possible Side Effects
These often hilarious, sometimes contrived essays put the "me" in "confessional memoir" front and center. Burroughs recounts scenes from the floridly dysfunctional childhood chronicled in his bestselling Running with Scissors, along with vignettes from various bad jobs, including his travails at an ad agency, and his life as a famous writer. His theme is himself: his struggles with alcoholism, a voracious Nicorette habit, compulsive Web surfing, slovenliness, social isolation, unfitness for employment, gross bodily emissions and general embarrassment at being alive. The thin story lines—a visit from the tooth fairy, a trip to the doctor, house-training a puppy—suggest that Burroughs's well-mined vein of life experience may be played out. He fattens up the material—a (Frey-inspired?) disclaimer warns some events have been "expanded and changed"—in ways that sometimes ring false, especially in his childhood reminiscences, which are improbably detailed and infused with an adult sense of camp. Often, though, the only thing animating the writing is the author's perverse imagination. Fortunately, Burroughs has superb comic sensibility, throwing off sparkling riffs on everyday humiliations in a voice that's alternately caustic and warm, bitchy and self-deprecating. His self-involvement can get claustrophobic, but when he steps outside his head no one is funnier or more perceptive.
Mark F. Seifert - The Complete Idiot's Guide to Anatomy Illustrated
Like its counterparts in calculus, chemistry, and physics, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Anatomy, Illustrated, is aimed at students who need an understandable supplement to their more rigorous textbook. However, unlike students of other introductory courses, anatomy students must achieve more than a passing grade, and their retention of what they learn can be a life-and-death matter. With that in mind, this book provides focused, thorough, highly illustrated coverage of the body’s tissues, systems, and regions, and its common diseases and disorders. • More than 150 large and detailed illustrations, complete with callouts and Labels • Includes illustrated breakdowns of the nine body systems, anatomy by region, and common diseases and disorders
Louise Bagshawe - Glitz
Picture this: you're one of the four fabulous Chambers cousins, blessed with beauty, brains and a lovely trust fund courtesy of your reclusive Uncle Clem. You have: private jets to take you to lush tropical islands; invitations to the best, most glamorous parties in town and an endless supply of clothes, shoes and jewellery. Now picture this: Uncle Clem announces he's getting married. To Bai-Ling, a woman more than half his age... And suddenly everything changes. You have: no money; no skills and no idea of what it means to stand on your own two feet. Find out what practical Juno, scruffy tomboy Athena, sassy Venus and flighty Diana Chambers do in Louise Bagshawe's gorgeously addictive new novel, an irresistable story of glamorous women, powerful men, the price of unearned wealth... and the value of making it all on your own.
Angie Sage - Physik
When Silas Heap unSeals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself everlasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus's disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician. And if Queen Etheldredda's plot involves Jenna and Septimus, then it will surely involve Nicko, Alther Mella, Marcia Overstrand, Beetle, Stanley, Sarah, Silas, Spit Fyre, Aunt Zelda, and all of the other wacky, wonderful characters that made magyk and flyte so memorable. With heart-stopping action and a dash of humor, Angie Sage continues the fantastical journey of Septimus Heap.
Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted
"Haunted" is a novel made up of stories: twenty-three of them to be precise. Twenty-two of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter - sometimes all at once. They are told by the people who have all answered the ad headlined 'Artists Retreat: Abandon your life for three months'. They are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of 'real life' that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But 'here' turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theatre where they are utterly isolated from the outside world - and where heat and power and, most importantly, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more desperate the stories they tell - and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/non-fiction blockbuster that will certainly be made from their plight. "Haunted" is at one level a satire of reality television. It draws from a great literary tradition - "The Canterbury Tales", "The Decameron", the English storytellers in the Villa Diodati who produced, among other works, "Frankenstein" - to tell an utterly contemporary tale of people desperate that their story be told at any cost. Appallingly entertaining, "Haunted" is Chuck Palahniuk at his finest - which means his most extreme and his most provocative.
Philip Pullman - Spring-Heeled Jack
An orphan's tale is often used as fodder for a good story, and author Philip Pullman and illustrator David Mostyn bring the adventures of three runaway orphans to light with exceptional humor, drama, and wit. Following Rose, Lily, and little Ned as they make their way through the streets of London, readers soon discover that villains lurk in the streets. Who is to look out for these helpless kids? Why, Spring-Heeled Jack, of course! The caped crusader prides himself on sporty shoes with springs that let him jump in leaps and bounds. Featuring Pullman's thrilling plotline and comic-book illustrations that stand on their own, Spring-Heeled Jack is a exciting and excellent read for both reluctant readers and established Pullman fans.