Alex Cross joins forces with a female San Francisco detective to investigate a pattern of murders occurring across the country that draws him into the bizarre underground subculture of ritual role-playing and vampirism.
Examines the causes of stress in everyday life and presents such strategies for overcoming it as the practice of acceptance and gratitude, the use of relaxation and meditation techniques, and the cultivation of closer relationships with others.
"... presents 38 recipes provided and adapted by craft brewmasters for homebrewers to make in their own kitchens, basements, or garages. Based on actual production beers representing 23 breweries, the recipes span the range of styles-- pales and IPAs, stouts and porters, wheats and ryes, Belgians, pilsners, and more. Each is prefaced by a brief explanation of the style and the beer's background and accompanied by color photography from the breweries themselves"--Page  of cover.
A collection of nine short stories explores the emotional fault lines that lie just beneath the surface of happy family life.
Forced to abandon his ornithology work after being wounded in combat, World War II veteran Jim Carroway secludes himself on a tiny island off the coast of Maine where an old friend's captivating daughter draws him out of isolation during the month before she starts college.
Provides information on maximizing the capabilities of iCloud, covering such topics as sharing content among computers and mobile devices, streaming content, and storing and managing multimedia.
When Moslem fundamentalists destroy a key Soviet oil complex, the Russians initiate a plan of diplomatic trickery for their seizure of Persian Gulf oil.
Clement and Angel, fraternal twins who were separated at birth, grow up in the Minnesota town of Stillwater, an important stop on the Underground Railroad, where their lives are changed by the many battles for freedom and independence they witness.
The murder comes--much to Slider family's disgust--during his week off, saving him from the horrors of a trip to the shopping centre with his two older children. The late Mr Lionel Bygod, who looks, to all intents and purposes, like an old-fashioned sort of gentleman, has been bashed in the head with a bronze statue, in what Doc Cameron describes as 'our old friend the Frenzied Attack'. It soon emerges that Mr Bygod was a philanthropist, well-known locally for giving help and advice to all who needed it, from all walks of life. But with all signs pointing to the victim knowing his killer, Slider and his team find themselves embroiled in an investigation that provides scant evidence or possible motive, but all too many suspects.
When the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples fails, Roman engineer Marius Primus heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to investigate, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe.
"This guide book contains the best stroller-tested trails in and around Denver, complete with detailed information on distance, elevation, trail width & surface, and restrooms. Most routes feature playgrounds nearby and many have trailhead picnic tables, while others include rivers or wetlands. All of them are soft surface trails wide enough for a double stroller"--From publisher description.
Reagan Bishop, a licensed psychologist, stars on a cable self-help show. Despite her success, Reagan never seems to earn her family's respect and her younger sister Geri remains the family favorite. As her show rises in the ratings, Reagin descides to use her newfound power to teach everyone a lesson about sibling rivalry.
"On the heels of her New York Times bestselling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly-entertaining relationship book"-- Provided by publisher.
Checking up on empty family mansions for an old client, V.I. discovers the body of a missing reporter who disappeared during the McCarthy era, a find that has links to two prestigious Chicago families.
Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.
Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, along with her offbeat family and associates, embarks on her thirteenth perilous adventure.
"Inspector Alvarez is rudely awakened from his afternoon siesta by a phone call reporting the death of one Senor Picare. On arrival at the Picare villa, it seems his grieving widow is passed out in bed and the housekeeper, Rosalía, is the one dealing with the police and comforting the young maid, Marta, who is devastated by the death of her employer. It soon becomes clear that Senor Picare may have promised Marta - and other young women - more than he should have done and there could be a fair number of disgruntled husbands or fathers around who had a reason to want him gone. Alvarez's investigation, as always, is full of the vivid colour of Mallorcan life and passion, and despite Superior Chief Salas' instructions, he doggedly follows his own - often unconventional - path until he finds out the truth..."--From the publisher.
"A towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey... Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos. Gary Morgan--a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable. Eva Morgan--a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukrainian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Gunther Rothenberg--the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored at Peenemunda with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Natalia for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision. Franklin Smith--the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their herculean undertaking. This journey to the stars will not be easy--a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.
"Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke never expected to see her husband, adventurer Gabriel Starke, ever again. They had been a golden couple, enjoying a whirlwind courtship amid the backdrop of a glittering social set in prewar London until his sudden death with the sinking of the Lusitania. Five years later, beginning to embrace life again, Evie embarks upon a flight around the world, collecting fame and admirers along the way. In the midst of her triumphant tour, she is shocked to receive a mysterious -- and recent -- photograph of Gabriel, which brings her ambitious stunt to a screeching halt. With her eccentric Aunt Dove in tow, Evie tracks the source of the photo to the ancient City of Jasmine, Damascus. There she discovers that nothing is as it seems. Danger lurks at every turn, and at stake is a priceless relic, an artifact once lost to time and so valuable that criminals will stop at nothing to acquire it -- even murder. Leaving the jewelled city behind, Evie sets off across the punishing sands of the desert to unearth the truth of Gabriel's disappearance and retrieve a relic straight from the pages of history. Along the way, Evie must come to terms with the deception that parted her from Gabriel and the passion that will change her destiny forever" -- from author's web page.
His code name is Phate -- a sadistic computer hacker who infiltrates people's computers, invades their lives, and with chilling precision lures them to their deaths. To stop him, the authorities free imprisoned former hacker Wyatt Gillette to aid the investigation. Teamed with old-school homicide detective Frank Bishop, Gillette must combine their disparate talents to catch a brilliant and merciless killer.
Hettie, a dance instructress at the Palais, lives at home with her mother and her brother, mute and lost after his return from the war. One night, at work, she meets a wealthy, educated man and has reason to think he is as smitten with her as she is with him. Still there is something distracted about him, something she cannot reach. Evelyn works at the Pensions Exchange through which thousands of men have claimed benefits from wounds or debilitating distress. Embittered by her own loss, more and more estranged from her posh parents, she looks for solace in her adored brother who has not been the same since he returned from the front. Ada is beset by visions of her son on every street, convinced he is still alive. Helpless, her loving husband of 25 years has withdrawn from her. Then one day a young man appears at her door with notions to peddle, like hundreds of out of work veterans. But when he shows signs of being seriously disturbed and utters the name of her son she is jolted to the core. The lives of these three women are braided together and the body of the unknown soldier moves closer and closer to its final resting place.