From the international bestselling author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning The Windup Girl, comes an electrifying thriller set in a world on the edge of collapse. WATER IS POWER The American Southwest has been decimated by drought, Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez is sent to investigate. With a wallet full of identities and a tricked-out Tesla, Angel arrows south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, Angel encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist who knows far more about Phoenix's water secrets than she admits, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant who dreams of escaping north to those places where water still falls from the sky. As bodies begin to pile up and bullets start flying, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger, more corrupt, and dirtier than any of them could have imagined. With Phoenix teetering on the verge of collapse and time running out, their only hope for survival rests in one another's hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.
Tully Sanderson can report events all over the globe with no problems. He can ferret out stories in the most secretive of places and emerge unscathed from the most dangerous worlds. He can lure almost any woman into his bed and holds his liquor till everyone else is under the table. The one thing he doesn't seem to bre able to do, however is to overcome the estrangement between him and his daughter Carrie. Maybe it's time he told her the truth about how her mother died, but he might just lose her forever if she finds out that he's the one who pulled the trigger.
Mac McCall is a Florida beach bum who is living the good life in Saint Augustine, the Nation’s Oldest City. Fishing, a little golf, playing a little guitar at a couple bars: Mac has his life just the way he wants it. Now his college roommate has gone missing, and Mac sets out to find him. Mac’s quest takes him to the crystal blue Caribbean and to the murky brown waters of Florida’s inland rivers. His search also takes him to the depths of human depravity. True evil awaits Mac as he tracks his friend through the world of beach resorts and wealthy, beautiful people.
In 1937, a young trumpet player called Doc leaves Harlem with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Eight hundred miles away, a little girl named Pearl is fighting a child’s war against poverty and paternal abuse in a Chicago tenement. Spain’s defeat leads directly to World War II. For the honor of Spain and self, Doc heads off to fight another war. Meanwhile, Pearl discovers the power of her voice and begins her own odyssey.By 1946, the war is over and New York is sizzling with the sounds of bebop. Doc returns to find peace in the music, but everything changes when the band’s new singer walks into the club. Her voice is as deep and arresting as her dark eyes, and her name takes up residence in his mind. Pearl.After a turbulent start, they ease into a healing love and claim Harlem as their small piece of America. But soon a new war is rumbling. As a deadly strain of heroin floods their streets, Doc is targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and Pearl falls under the scrutiny of a stalker with a badge. Doc learns that everything is linked, and must revisit a chilling question he still carries from Spain: What constitutes an act of war? And what is he prepared to do about it?
When a dream marriage goes wrong for a mistress-turned-wife, even perfect plan for payback may mean losing it all in this sexy contemporary romance. Nicole finally has it all. She dreamed, schemed, and seduced her way to media adoration and marriage to the lover she stole from his wife. But the honeymoon phase suddenly shatters when the groom decides to win back his ex. But if Nicole can't be the picket-fence wife, she’ll be the picture-perfect, very rich widow. And sexing her ex-con first love will ensure his help—and keep her hot and satisfied through those lonely grieving nights . . . To keep her own hands clean, Nicole must spin new lies, flip new scripts—and deal with the ultimate betrayal. Keeping her enemies close means igniting secrets and revelations even Nicole doesn’t see coming. And as an avalanche of scandal threatens everything she’s trying to keep, the last woman standing may be the biggest loser of all . . .
Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic. A tough girl on the run from her own gift, Pru left the big city to return to her picturesque Berkshires hometown looking for a little peace. Too bad that her training as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily, a rescue dog, and Charles, her person. Now Charles is dead, and Lily looks good for it. After all, Lily is a pitbull, a fighting-ring dropout, and way too traumatized to give Pru a clear picture of what she has witnessed. But Pru knows something about bad girls trying to clean up, and, with a sense of justice strong enough to overcome her dislike of human society, she takes the case. Listening to the animals, Pru picks up clues - and learns there are secrets in the pretty little town that make murder look simple. Unable to tell anybody about her psychic abilities, uncertain at times about her own sanity, Pru comes to realize that if she clears Lily, she'll likely become the prime suspect - or the next victim. While the only creature she can totally trust is her crotchety tabby Wallis, Pru's got to uncover the real killer - and find a way to live with her gift - before the real beasts in the town savage her and those she has come to love. The first in the Pru Marlowe "pet noir" series.
From the subway tunnels of Boston to the rain-swept streets of Quebec City to the deepest snow-filled forests of Hilton, Maine, no one in these chilling stories by horror master Rick Hautala is safe from the darkness or the dangerous things that lurk in the shadows. Waiting for us. Reaching for us … Over the years, Rick Hautala's stories and novels have terrified and captivated millions of readers around the world. Bedbugs is a career-spanning collection of stories that whisks you away on a guided tour of the darkest reaches of the human maind and soul—a tour that could only be conducted by someone with Rick Hautala's ability to make your blood run cold. Stories in this collection are: The Back of My Hands Schoolhouse The Voodoo Queen Surprise Tunnels … from a Stone Crying Wolf The Sources of the Nile Silver Rings Colt .24 Bird in the House Cousins’ Curse Speedbump Rubies and Pearls A Little Bit of Divine Justice Karen’s Eyes Master Tape Breakfast at Earl’s Closing the Doors Worst Fears Winter Queen Late Summer Shadows Hitman Perfect Witness Piss Eyes Served Cold
Hung Jury tells the story about Astraea, whose name was borrowed from the Greek goddess of Truth. It is Atraea's quest for truth, justice and unconditional love in a world full of land mines, manipulative individuals, growing concerns and dwindling hope. Pray for Help and change
Ninety-Nine Problems By: Vincent J. Alexander Ninety-Nine Problems takes readers into the troubled mind of Charles, in the sequel to Kick Some Rocks. In life, people treat him like a crumpled piece of paper. In school, he is discarded. In marriage, he is tossed aside. And when it comes to good fortune, he is thrown in the air and finds himself at the bottom of a trash can. With each setback, Charles becomes more and more detached from reality and attached to his can of Big Chug beer and bottle of Wild Jack whiskey. Ninety-Nine Problems is about a man who suffers from undiagnosed schizophrenia, and he is desperate for help. Who does he blame for his problems? School? His ex-wife? A dead man? Read and discover how Charles spirals from a happily married man into a deranged alcoholic.
Get ready for a thrilling romantic ride with three complete romantic suspense novels from the FBI series by #1 NYT Author Barbara Freethy PERILOUS TRUST "A non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last." USA Today HEA Blog It was one dark night that brought Damon Wolfe and Sophie Parker together. They were two tortured souls, looking for escape, and they weren't supposed to see each other ever again… Four years later, Sophie's FBI father, who is also Damon's mentor, is killed in a suspicious car crash after leaving Sophie a cryptic message to trust no one from the agency. When Damon shows up looking for her, she isn't sure if he's friend or enemy, but she knows he could easily rip apart what is left of her heart. The last thing Damon wants is to get involved with Sophie again. It was hard enough to walk away the first time. But she's in trouble, her father's reputation is under attack, and the lives of his fellow agents are at stake if there's a traitor in their midst. When someone starts shooting at them, they have no choice but to go on the run and off the grid. Everyone in their world becomes a suspect. They want to uncover the truth, but will it turn out to be the last thing they expect? Proving her father's innocence might just cost them their hearts…and their lives… RECKLESS WHISPER "This story has so many twists and turns that I read it in one sitting...a must read for everyone, I don't want to ruin anything, so I will just say...WOW" Booklovers Anonymous Blog FBI Special Agent Bree Adams has a personal secret, something she has managed to keep hidden for the past ten years-at least she always thought so… But a chance encounter on a train, and whispered words of chilling consequence change everything. Is the truth about to come out or is someone playing with her mind and her life? Nathan Bishop knew Bree when she was a street kid like him. Their dark past once put him in her debt, and he had to pay up. The last thing he wants to do is help her again. He has a new life now—a life he could lose with one wrong move. But the beautiful Bree is desperate—how can he walk away? To get to the truth, protect innocent lives and their own, they'll have to fight their way through the past, as danger stalks their every move, and heartbreaking choices must be made. DESPERATE PLAY "Words cannot explain how phenomenal this book was. The characters are so believable and relatable. The twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat and flying through the pages. This is one book you should be desperate to read." Caroline Special Agent Wyatt Tanner has always worked undercover. He thrives in the dark of the night. He survives by turning himself into someone else. But living so long in the shadows can make a man forget who he really is. When people start dying, when he finds blood on his own hands, he questions the choices he has made, the people he is with. Can he find his way back to the light? Can he trust the beautiful woman who needs his help? Or does she also have a secret life? He'll have to make one desperate play to find out… Don't miss this page-turning, heart-stopping romantic suspense collection by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy Note: THE FBI SERIES takes readers on thrilling, romantic, and suspenseful adventures! Every story stands completely on its own and there are no cliffhangers! The books feature complex and exciting storylines ranging from kidnapping to organized crime, terrorism, and espionage. Personal stories often play out against a bigger, broader storyline, and surprising twists will keep you up all night. Start reading today! Check out other books in the series! Perilous Trust #1 Reckless Whisper #2 Desperate Play #3 Elusive Promise #4 Dangerous Choice #5 Ruthless Cross #6 Critical Doubt #7 Fearless Pursuit #8 Daring Deception #9 Risky Bargain #10 Perfect Target #11 Fatal Betrayal #12
Susan Johnson has an over active imagination. Not knowing what is reality and fantasy makes finding out who she is more work then she could have ever thought. There are twists and turns through her life that become frightening and her mind begins to snap. Her life is beautiful one moment and confusing the next, trapped in a world and a life that she's not sure exists. Where does it all begin and end? Enemies are meant to be other people and hers lay in her own mind. Fantasies of beautiful people, children, and murder. What is real? What is not? These are the questions she must ask herself. Don't get sucked into her life of deception, lies, and sex...
In the System of Federated Nations, a new religion is growing fast. The Electric Church offers eternal life - the only catch is, you've got to be killed first. Millions have had their brains placed in advanced cybernetic bodies, making them immortal. But rumour has it that the new converts aren't quite as willing as the Monks make out. Avery Cates is a low-life contract killer, prepared to slit anyone's throat for a few measly Yen. But even he gets the heebie-jeebies from the plasticised, eternally-serene stare of the Monks. He'll have to come face to face with them soon enough though, because Cates is on the run from the System Cops and can only redeem himself by taking out the head of the Electric Church. That's if the gun-toting, super-augmented cybernetic Monks don't get to his own head first . . .