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Linda Howard - Joanna Gilpin - Angela Devine - Áramkimaradás ​- Bonts vitorlát! - A Paradicsom kapujában
_Linda ​Howard: Áramkimaradás (Overload 1993)_ Elviselhetetlen a hőség Dallasban. Elizabeth Major sokáig dolgozik az egyik felhőkarcolóban bérelt irodájában, s távozáskor összetalálkozik Tom Quinlannel, akit fél évvel azelőtt faképnél hagyott. Már senki nem tartózkodik rajtuk kívül az épületben, amikor váratlanul megszűnik az áramellátás. A telefon nem működik, s a biztonsági berendezés lezárja a kijáratokat. Elizabeth és Quinlan között azonban csak úgy szikrázik a levegő a feszültségtől. _Joanna Gilpin: Bonts vitorlát! (Chance It 1991)_ Mozgalmas, nehéz éveket töltött Diane Roberts az üzleti világban, amikor sikerei csúcsán arra készül, hogy eladja öröklött vállalatát, és végre élvezni kezdje az életet. Úgy tűnik, ehhez keresve sem találhatna alkalmasabb társat, mint a Karib-tenger nagy csavargóját, Justin Nicholsont. Diane eredetileg csak a férfi jachtját akarja megvásárolni, de a próbaútra végül ketten indulnak. Szilárdan eltökélik, hogy az utazás befejezésével kapcsolatuknak is véget vetnek. _Angela Devine: Paradicsom kapujában (Tahitian Wedding 1993)_ Claire és Alain Charpentier viharos elválásukat követőn akkor találkozik először, amikor a lány haza látogat Tahitire, a húga esküvőjére. A paradicsomi környezetben nem nehéz megfeledkezniük az őket elválasztó mély szakadékról, kapcsolatukat azonban sötét felhőként árnyékolja be a múlt. Annak idején Alain a saját sógorával kapta rajta Claire-t, s a lány hiába magyarázkodott, a kíméletlen rokon távozásra szólította fel. Vajon sikerül végre lerombolniuk a bizalmatlanság vastag falát…?

Linda Howard - Son ​of the Morning
A ​scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the legend of the Knights of the Templar—long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power—Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him—and to save herself—she must go back in time...to fourteenth-century Scotland...and to Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire...

Linda Howard - After ​the Night
FAITH ​DEVLIN: A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she'd always adored the town's golden boy from afar. But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom. Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillard...not to feel a powerful surge of desire. But she couldn't quench her passion, any more than she could hide the truth about the past she had waited so long to unravel. GRAY ROUILLARD: Even when he raised hell, he did it with style. Reckless, charming, and backed by Rouillard money, Gray controlled the town of Prescott -- and Devlin was a name he never wanted to hear again. But when he gazed at Faith Devlin, all he saw was a swirl of tangled sheets and her silken flesh beneath him. To care for her was impossible, unthinkable...because Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her

Linda Howard - Az ​álomférfi
Daniel ​Hollister, az orlandói rendőrség nyomozója még sosem találkozott olyan emberrel, mint Marlie Keen. Nem nagyon hitt a lány látnoki képességeiben, de abban egészen biztos volt, hogy borzasztóan kívánja őt. Szerette volna a karjába zárni ezt a szelíd teremtést, és elűzni szép szeméből a szomorúságot. Marlie számára a csupa izom Dane maga volt a tűz, mely olyan hőfokra izzította a testét, amilyenhez hasonlót azelőtt még sohasem érzett. De azt nem láthatta előre, hogy a szenvedély hová juttatja: a megfoghatatlan, álomszerű szerelmi eksztázis kiéhezett hajszolásához... és egy veszedelmes utazáshoz annak az őrültnek az eltorzult elmevilágába, aki a boldogságukat, sőt már az életüket is fenyegette.

Linda Howard - Against ​the Rules
Years ​after losing a battle of wills with Rule Jackson, Cathryn Ashe returns from the city with a determination to come out on top as Rule's new boss, but she soon discovers that she has more than her pride at stake.

Linda Howard - Almost ​Forever
She ​didn't let any man close enough. He didn't let anything get in the way of his job leading corporate takeovers. But he needed information and planned to seduce her. It was simple, until his loyalties were put to the test and she dared to let down her defenses. Now they're playing for the highest stakes of all.

Linda Howard - Shades ​of Twilight
Roanna ​Davenport was raised a wealthy orphan on her grandmother's magnificent Alabama estate, Davencourt, where she had a passion for horses, a genius for trouble, and a deep love for her cousin, Webb. But everyone expected Webb to marry their ravishing cousin, Jessie. When he did, Roanna's desire became no more than the stuff of dreams -- until the night Jessie was found bludgeoned to death. After the shocking murder of his wife, Webb left for Arizona, abandoning the legacy that he had once believed was all he wanted. But then an all-grown-up Roanna walked into a dingy bar in Nogales to bring him home; the mischievous sprite he had known ten years earlier was no more. Gone, too, was her fire. In its place was ice that melted at his touch. Webb is drawn back to Davencourt, to Roanna, and to the killer that once destroyed his life and waits only for the chance to finish the job....

Linda Howard - Dying ​to Please
Loyal. ​Beautiful. Professional. Impeccably organized. Potentially lethal. Sarah Stevens is a woman with many distinct qualities. First and foremost a butler par excellence, skilled at running large households smoothly and efficiently, she is also a trained bodyguard and expert marksman-indispensable to her elderly employer, a courtly gentleman whom Sarah has come to respect and love as a father. Then one night she thwarts a burglary in progress, a courageous act that rewards Sarah her requisite "fifteen minutes of fame" with the local press. But the exposure is enough to catch the attention of a tortured soul who, unbeknownst to Sarah, will stop at nothing to have her for himself. Sarah's perfectly ordered life is shattered when tragedy strikes: her beloved employer is brutally murdered. The charismatic detective investigating the case, assures Sarah that she is not a suspect. Until lightning strikes twice. There's a second killing-and this time, despite a lack of evidence connecting her to the crime, Sarah cannot escape the shadow of guilt. The only option left for Sarah is to carry on with her life. But she doesn't realize that a deranged stalker is luring her into an elaborate trap . . . one in which she, once ensnared, might never escape. For Sarah soon finds herself at the mercy of a man who will tend to her every whim, smother her with affection, and crush her in his all-consuming embrace. In a nonstop roller-coaster ride of unrelenting suspense, Linda Howard has written her most chilling novel yet. Dying to Please is a breathless thriller of desire and obsession.

Linda Howard - Now ​you see her
With ​the scintillating sensuality and high-voltage thrills that distinguish all of her blockbusters of romantic suspense, Linda Howard grips the imagination and touches the heart as only she can, in her sixth dazzling New York Times bestseller. A talented painter in her early thirties, Paris Sweeney has achieved enviable success: her work sells at an exclusive New York City gallery, and her popularity is at an all-time high. Life is good, and Sweeney, as she prefers to be called, is content. But lately, Sweeney's dreams -- lush, vivid, and drenched in vibrant hues -- seem to echo a growing restlessness that has taken hold of her. Suddenly, impulsively, Sweeney falls into a night of intense passion with millionaire Richard Worth. Now, the true dangers of her all-consuming urges are about to be revealed where Sweeney least expects it: in her paintings. After a creative frenzy she can barely recall, Sweeney discovers she has rendered a disturbing image -- a graphic murder scene. Against her better instincts, she returns to the canvas time and again, filling out each chilling detail piece by piece. But when a shattering, real-life murder mirrors her creation, Sweeney falls under suspicion. With every stroke of her brush, she risks incriminating herself with her inexplicable knowledge of a deadly crime. And every desire -- including her hunger for Richard -- is loaded with uncertainty as Sweeney races to unmask a killer.

Linda Howard - Open ​Season
For ​Daisy Minor, it's open season on men. The small-town librarian is tired of being a good girl, living with her widowed mother and spinster aunt. She wants to experience life and love, to have some fun, to meet a man. Before she starts her personal manhunt, she sets out to reinvent, or at least redecorate, herself. She seeks out a new look to match her new attitude, moves into her own place, and sets out in search of all the fun and adventure she's been missing. Soon she's dancing her nights away, flirting with men, and thoroughly enjoying her new free-spirited lifestyle. Then, late one night, she sees something that no one was supposed to see and finds herself in deadly danger. Suddenly, a killer declares it's Open Season on Daisy Minor, and Daisy's one hope, for life and love, is to find the perfect man to save her life -- and share it.

Linda Howard - Kiss ​Me While I Sleep
If ​you sense someone’s watching you from afar, or if you feel a shadow other than your own at your back, I might as well pack it up and call it a day. It’s a job that makes a killing. Efficient, professional, and without apology, Lily Mansfield is a hired assassin, working as a contract agent for the CIA. Her targets are the powerful and corrupt, those who can’t be touched by the law. Now, after nineteen years of service, Lily has been drawn into a dangerous game that hasn’t been sanctioned, seeking vengeance for her own reasons. Each move bolder than the next, she is compromising her superiors, drawing unwanted attention, and endangering her very life. Though stress and shock have made her feel somewhat invincible and a little cocky, Lily knows that she too can be taken out in an instant. And if it’s her time, so be it. She intends to go down fighting. A CIA agent himself, Lucas Swain recognizes the signs of trauma in the line of fire. His orders: either bring her in or bring her down. Yet he too is drawn into the game with Lily Mansfield, dancing on a tightrope as he tries to avoid a major international incident while still battling a tenacious foe who is dogging their every step. Keeping laser focus on the task at hand while vigilantly watching her back, Mansfield never sees the lethal peril that lies directly in her path . . . and how loyalty has a price. Chock-full of the intrigue, breathless action, and sensuality that have made Linda Howard the master of romantic suspense, Kiss Me While I Sleep is a daring thriller of passion, sudden twists, and richly imagined characters who live and breathe in readers’ hearts. It is the most gripping and complex novel of Linda Howard’s career.

Linda Howard - Cover ​of Night
In ​a picturesque small town, young widow and mother, Cate Nightingale owns and operates a struggling guest house. Occasionally, she enlists the aid of a mysterious, strong, and enigmatic handyman, Calvin Harris. When a trio of brutal thugs invade her inn, demanding the possessions of a guest who vanished days before, Cal proves much bolder than Cate would have ever expected. Though Calvin manages to disperse the intruders, the men regroup and shut down phone access to the entire village, holding its citizens hostage. In a desperate bid for survival, Cate and Cal strike out on their own, seeking help from a neighbouring town. As their daring journey unfolds, Cate is astonished to witness Cal's evolution from reticent carpenter to fearless protector. Is there more to her mysterious handyman than meet the eye?

Linda Howard - Ölj ​és ölj!
Karen ​Whitlaw még mindig nemrég elhunyt édesanyját gyászolja, amikor megdöbbenve veszi át a címére küldött csomagot, melynek tartalma egy rejtélyes jegyzetfüzet, amit az apja küldött, akit alig látott azóta, hogy Vietnamból hazatért. A háborúnak már húsz éve vége. Karen nem akar időt szakítani a rá nehezedő emlékekre, így aztán elteszi a jegyzetfüzetet és megfeledkezik róla, csakúgy, mint apjáról, egészen addig, amíg megrázó telefonhívást nem kap. New Orleans egyik koszos utcáján megölték az apját. Marc Chastain, a gyilkossági ügyekkel foglalkozó nyomozó úgy gondolja, hogy az eset nem több egyszerű utcai erőszaknál egy hajléktalan emberrel szemben. Karen elfogadja a nyomozó véleményét - legalábbis kezdetben. amikor azonban betörnek a lakásába és furcsa "balesetek" történnek, megváltozik a véleménye. Hirtelen szembe kell néznie a hátborzongató valósággal: bárki ölte is meg az apját, most ő vette célba. Karen kétségbeesve kutatja a magyarázatot. Előveszi az egyetlen dolgot, ami valamilyen módon összeköti őt az apjával - a jegyzetfüzetet, amit hónapokkal azelőtt kapott. A megsárgult lapokat végigolvasva megrázó felfedezést tesz: az apja orvlövész volt Vietnamban és a jegyzetfüzet nem más, mint részletes beszámoló az általa elkövetett kivégzésekről. Karen most már az életét kell, hogy mentse. A füzetet a benne rejlő titkokkal együtt Marc Chastain nyomozó gondjaira bízza. Közösen lepleznek le egy szörnyű történetet politikáról, hatalomról és gyilkosságokról - és együtt néznek szembe a gyilkossal, akinek senki és semmi nem állhat az útjába, hogy megszerezze a jegyzetfüzetet.

Linda Howard - Nyugat ​szép leánya
"A ​föld különlegesen szép volt. Talán épp ezért választották lakóhelyüknek az első emberi lények ezt a földrészt. Huszonötezer évvel és néhány évszázaddal később Új-Mexikó lett a neve. Ez a név nem adta vissza a hideg, kristálytiszta tavakkal tarkított északi havasi erdők varázsát, amelyek a hullámzó préribe simultak, sem a magányos hegyormokat. A levegő olyan tiszta volt, hogy jótékonyan megnyugtatta a szemet és az elmét, és a napnyugta mindig színesre festette az eget." Victoria Waverlyt, a nemesi származású, hamisítatlan úrihölgyet a polghárháború folyamán elszegényedett szülei egy jobb élet reményében hozzáadják egy dúsgazdag farmerhez, aki azt hiszi, ily módon maga is úriemberré válik. Erre, természetesen semmi esélye, hisz kulturálatlan, minden emberi érzésből kivetkőzött alak, s emberei sem különbek nála. Közéjük érkezik meg Victoria, akinek még húgát és unokahúgát is meg kell óvnia a rájuk leselkedő ezer veszélytől. Mit ér a puszta női büszkeség és becsület a fegyverek ellenében? Milyen is a cowboyokkal, indiánokkal teli "romantikus" Vadnyugat női szemmel?! Linda Howard történelmi tintába mártotta tollát. Ha elolvasta, meséljen róla másoknak, vagy álmodozzon a semmibe meredve, vagy egyszerűen sóhajtson egy nagyot. Én megtettem mindhármat."

Linda Howard - Veil ​of Night
Jaclyn ​Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job—usually. But helping Carrie Edwards with her Big Day has been an unrelenting nightmare. Carrie is a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, a diva whose tantrums are just about as crazy as her demands. But the unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed. The problem is, most everyone—from the cake maker and the florist to the wedding-gown retailer and the bridesmaids’ dressmaker—had his or her own reason for wanting the bride dead, including Jaclyn. And while those who felt Carrie’s wrath are now smiling at her demise, Jaclyn refuses to celebrate tragedy, especially since she finds herself in the shadow of suspicion. Assigned to the case, Detective Eric Wilder finds that there’s too much evidence pointing toward too many suspects. Compounding his problems is Jaclyn, with whom he shared one deeply passionate night before Carrie’s death. Being a prime suspect means that Jaclyn is hands-off just when Eric would rather be hands-on. As the heat intensifies between Eric and Jaclyn, a cold-blooded murderer moves dangerously close. And this time the target is not a bride but one particularly irresistible wedding planner, unaware of a killer’s vow.

Linda Howard - Heart ​of Fire
A ​fabulous lost Amazon city once inhabited by women warriors and containing a rare red diamond: it sounded like myth, but archeologist Jillian Sherwood believed it was real, and she was willing to put up with anything to find it -- even Ben Lewis. Ruffian, knock-about, and number one river guide in Brazil, Ben was all man -- over six feet of rock-hard muscles that rippled under his khakis, with lazy blue eyes that taunted her from his tanned face. Jillian watched him come to a fast boil when she refused to reveal their exact destination upriver in the uncharted rain forests -- and resolved to stand her ground. Neither of them could foresee what the days ahead promised: an odyssey into the fiery heart of passion and betrayal, and a danger that would force them to cast their fates together, immersed in the eternal, unsolved mysteries of love....

Linda Howard - Killing ​Time
In ​1985, with much fanfare, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up, its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home - with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered. Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, the chief investigator, Knox Davis, has absolutely no leads. And while Nikita's no murderer, she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, the smart-talking Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer - while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.

Linda Howard - Nyugat ​angyala
"Dee ​feje fölött fokozatosan opálosra változott, az ég gyöngyházrózsaszínje. Feljött a nap, megfürdette sugaraiban a harmatos rétet, s egyetlen ragyogó aranykehellyé változtatta az égboltot. Szinte önkívületben trilláztak a madarak, és az Angyal-patak ezüst víze csilingelt, akár a harangjáték." Dee Swann édesapja halála óta, öt éve él egyedül az Angyal-patak völgyében, sikerrel megvédve földjét és függetlenségét. Ekkor visszatér Coloradóban Lucas Cochran. Ő a környék legnagyobb birtokának tulajdonosa, de neki az Angyal-patak kell, zsíros földjével, dús legelőjével, s a kiapadhatatlan kristálytiszta vízzel. Nem szokott hozzá, hogy kérését megtagadják, elhatározza, mindenáron elveszi a völgyet a fekete hajú, zöld szemű kis vadmacskától, aki puskával fogadja a látogatókat. Ám az emésztő szenvedély, amely fellángol köztük, megdöbbenti mindkettejüket, tehetetlenül sodródnak végzetük felé, ahol álmok foszlanak szerte, ahol időnként a halál arat, s ahol szerelem születik, épp oly vad és szabad mint maga a gyönyörű coloradói táj.

Linda Howard - Lángoló ​szív
Ben ​vágyakozva nézte a lány vállán szétterülő dús, fénylő fürtöket, sötét szempilláját, puha száját. Előrehajolt és megcsókolta Jilliant, aki beleborzongott az érintésbe, s tehetetlenül viszonozta a csókot, tobzódva az érzékek mámorában. Tudta, hogy el kellene taszítani magától a férfit, de nem bírt ellenállni a kísértésnek, hogy elmerüljön a pillanat élvezetében. Karját Ben széles nyaka köré fonta, és hozzásimult kemény, izmos testéhez. Egész teste égett a vágytól. Úgy érezte, ha a férfi ilyen érzékien tud szeretkezni, át kell magát adni a reá váró gyönyörűségnek.

Linda Howard - All ​the Queen's Men
In ​six "New York Times" bestsellers, including her smashing hardcover debut "Now You See Her," Linda Howard has seamlessly melded thrilling sensuality and heart-pounding dramatic tension. Now she brings back the elusive hero who first appeared in her acclaimed page-turner "Kill and Tell" -- in a new blockbuster that is part suspense, part passion, and pure Linda Howard. No one can get close to John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops specialist who works in the shadows of the government's deadliest missions. He is a virtual invisible man, with no friends, many enemies, and a cloud of suspicion surrounding the death of his wife. And no one knows the dangers better than Niema Burdock. A sharp, steely nerved communications expert, Niema and her husband, Dallas, worked side by side with Medina on an explosive mission that went tragically wrong. "She could hear it all play out, horribly, on the radio: Dallas set off the detonators at John Medina's command -- and found himself trapped in the crossfire. In a shattering blast, Niema's hope and her love were destroyed..." Now Niema has withdrawn to a quiet Intelligence position, and a safe -- if predictable -- existence that has helped her heal her scars from five years ago. And she never planned to see Medina again. But now John Medina needs her... A French arms dealer is supplying international terrorist units, and John Medina must infiltrate his compound and crack the deadly ring. But only Niema can plant the undetectable bugs needed to nail the wary and well-connected dealer -- a feat that begins by going undercover and winning his trust. Working her way into his glamorous world of embassy galas and exclusiveparties, Niema steps carefully across a minefield of intimate secrets, luring the Frenchman while inviting disaster with every subtle and seductive play. But when their careful strategy begins to crack, Niema and John take flight in a strange land -- and find their partnership sparking with an erotically charged, unquenchable electricity. In a world of deception, one thing is clear: John Medina has once again set Niema on a freefall into danger and desire -- and one can't exist without the other.

Linda Howard - Mr. ​Tökéletes
Négy ​barátnő minden pénteken összejön egy kis pletykálkodásra. Természetesen a férfiakról beszélgetnek, arról, hogy a tökéletes férfinak milyennek kellene lennie. Egyikük hamarosan meghal. A váratlan haláleset mélyen lesújtja a három barátnőt, félelem költözik beléjük. Amikor a második lányt is megölik, a rémület fokozódik. A szálak szép lassan elvezetnek egy Corin nevű, magát tökéletesnek képzelő férfihez. És akkor nem várt, meglepő fordulat következik......

Linda Howard - Cry ​no more
On ​a sultry afternoon in a small dusty village, Milla Boone faces every parent's nightmare. Two assailants kidnap her six-week-old son, leaving Milla in a pool of blood, left for dead. For ten years Milla's resolve to find her son never wavers. Returning to the scene of the crime, Milla begins to piece together not only her son's fate, but the fate of countless other children who have disappeared in to what appears to be an elaborate and highly lucrative baby smuggling ring. Cautiously, she joins forces with James Diaz, a dangerous stranger with his own agenda, a man who is as untrusting as he is untrustworthy. As Milla's search for her son intensifies, along with a growing desire for Diaz, the quest becomes more treacherous. Suddenly entangled in an intricate criminal network of conspiracy and murder, Milla finds herself the hunted - the target of a lethal force of hired assassins that aims to silence her permanently.