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"It is clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister is going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of 'Lovely Louise,' wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr. Leidner. In a few days' time Hercule Poirot is due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late..."--P. [4] of cover.

Caroline Cashion, a professor of French literature at Georgetown University, is stunned when an MRI reveals that she has a bullet lodged near the base of her skull. It makes no sense. She has never been shot. When she confronts her parents, they initially profess bewilderment. Then, over the course of one awful evening, she learns the truth. She was adopted when she was three years old, after her real parents were murdered in cold blood. That was thirty-four years ago. Now, Caroline returns to her hometown to learn whatever she can about who her parents were and why they died.

"The former Biggest Loser star and celebrity trainer presents a high intensity workout and eating plan that delivers big results in just 20 minutes a day. From his days as a trainer on The Biggest Loser, Bret Hoebel knows that when people log hours on a treadmill, they'll lose weight. But he also knows that most of his clients don't have the schedule or the desire to spend that much time at the gym. And the truth is--the number of minutes you spend working out isn't the key to weight loss: intensity is.Time and again, Brett meets clients who've been making the same mistakes--not only are they focused on the clock, but they're also concentrating on fat burn and pounds lost as markers of success. And with a fat-first focus on losing weight, plateaus come quickly and often. But it's not about fat, it's about muscle.In The 20-Minute Body, Brett explains why the key to long-term weight loss is building muscle. The more lean muscle your body has, the more calories your body will burn at rest. Metabolic muscle is the secret to fast metabolism. And all you need is 20 minutes a day to create it.Additionally, when you focus on inches, not pounds, you'll find that you fit into your clothes better and love the shape of your body. Weight is misleading--muscle weighs more than fat, but it takes up far less room. So throw away the scale and invest in a tape measure to track your success. The 20-Minute Body will help you lose 20 inches--from around your stomach, hips, thighs, and arms--in just 20 days. All it takes is 20 minutes of exercise, paired with 20-minute meals that are focused on nutrient quality, not calorie counts. Brett offers readers sample meal plans and recipes for meals, snacks, and desserts the whole family will love--all of which can be thrown together in 20 minutes or less"-- Provided by publisher.

"A wealthy socialite has been murdered. Now the killer must tie up a few loose ends. One is the witness. The other is Lucas Davenport. And of all the criminals Davenport has hunted, none has been as efficient or as ferociously intelligent as the woman who's hunting him." -- Page 4 of cover.

Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his nickname "Satanas," flourishes as well. Then, in a dark Parisian back alley, he encounters Léon, an urchin with strangely familiar looks, fleeing his cruel brother. The Duke buys him, intending to use the youth in a scheme of revenge against an old enemy, the Comte de St. Vire--especially when Léon turns out to be the girl Léonie. Set in the mid-1700s, amid the splendours of Versailles and the dignified mansions of England, romance between the two blossoms, along with nerve-wracking suspense as the Comte and the Duke vie for the future of the girl.

Truth's testimony to her 30 years of bondage in upstate New York and the revelations that turned her into an abolitionist.

The Big Book of Paleo Recipes shows you how to create hundreds of flavorful paleo meals that keep you feeling full throughout the day. From hearty breakfast staples to satisfying entrees to mouthwatering desserts, each recipe uses fresh, paleo-approved ingredients, so you never have to worry about what's on your plate. With more than 500 paleo dishes to choose from, you will keep your family happy and healthy with easy-to-make recipes.

A legal thriller featuring a battered San Francisco wife accused of shooting both her husband and her seven-year-old son. When the trial opens she refuses to allow a defense of spousal abuse because of its implication of guilt. Which presents her lawyer, the narrator, with a major problem as the prosecution claims she killed the husband for the insurance.

Laura, rescued over and over again by a mysterious blond-haired stranger who seems to appear just when she most needs him, learns at the age of thirty that he is a time traveler who desperately needs her help when he appears at her door with a gunshot wound.

When Reid, his wife, and their three children moved from America to Japan, the family quickly became accustomed to the surface differences between the two countries. In Japan, streets don't have names, pizza comes with seaweed sprinkled on top, and businesswomen in designer suits and Ferragamo shoes go home to small concrete houses whose washing machines are outdoors because there's no room inside. But over time Reid came to appreciate the deep cultural differences, helped largely by his courtly white-haired neighbor Mr. Matsuda, who personified ancient Confucian values that are still dominant in Japan. Respect, responsibility, hard work - these and other principles are evident in Reid's witty, perfectly captured portraits.

"Enjoy more than 60 inventive, easy-to-prepare vegan paleo recipes that use a wide range of unprocessed and natural ingredients including seeds, sprouted grains, fruits and vegetables"--Back cover.

Michael Havelock watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karats, double agent, was efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There was nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock saw his Jenna alive.

J. P. Beaumont's in an Arizona alcohol rehab center and none too happy. His roommate is a sleazy teenage drug dealer. The kid turns up shot dead with Beaumont's own .38. The local law comes after the recovering PI. The people responsible for killing the kid don't just want to frame J.P. for the murder, they want him to be the next victim.

On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine's Day massacre hidden within a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life. --from Publisher description.

The Vibrant Table is a feast for the senses. From small sides to savory meals and sweet indulgences, each nourishing recipe tells a story of a balanced and well-fed lifestyle, centered around the family table. Amaranth Pumpkin Porridge, Fingerling Potato Pizza, Squash Blossom Quiche, Roasted Plum Ice Cream, Swirled Acai Cheesecake?you will never run out of inspiration for enjoying whole foods at any meal. Anya Kassoff?s bustling kitchen is always vegetarian, mostly vegan, gluten-free, and sometimes raw?a place where desserts can serve as an energizing breakfast too! The 100+ recipes here include fresh interpretations of familiar classics and plenty of ideas for the curious cook. With guidance on sprouting, grinding your own flours, making nut milks, and even preparing raw chocolate, building a well-stocked pantry has never been easier. A chapter dedicated to cooking with kids is full of tips and recipes for raising adventurous eaters. Anya?s devotion to preparing fresh and seasonal ingredients with love is clear. The Vibrant Table is a delicious homage to lightness and elegance at home.

"Beijing, 1941: The ancient bones of the famed 'Peking Man' are placed in two wooden crates for shipment to the United States to escape the invading Japanese army. The bones are never seen again. San Francisco, 1980's: The greatest treasure in the history of paleontology remains missing--until a frantic stranger named Jimmy calls on noted anthropologist Ellen Christie and shares a scintillating secret with her: he may have the famous bones in his possession..."--p. [4] of cover.

Five days ago, a homeless man on a subway platform died in agony as startled commuters looked on. Yesterday, a teenager started having violent, uncontrollable spasms in art class. Within minutes, she too was dead. Dr. Alice Austen is a medical pathologist at the Centers of Disease Control in Atlanta. What she knows is that the two deaths are connected. What she fears is that they are only the beginning.

Para-archaeologist Lydia Smith teams up with Emmett London to track down a murderer; and Virginia Burch begins to have doubts about her upcoming marriage-of-convenience to ghost-hunter Sam Gage.

Sensible corporate lawyer Alaina Montgomery has been frustrating her matchmaking friends for years. But this time they'e really tried to set her up with the wrong guy: Dylan Harrison, a free-spirited single dad who runs a ramshackle bar and bait shop. Appropriately enough, she meets him on the way to a science-fiction-themed masquerade party. When cops mistake the costumed pair for a lady of the evening and her client, Alaina and Dylan end up in jail together. And soon they hatch a plan to foil the matchmakers once and for all by pretending to be a couple. What begins as a good-natured ruse quickly blossoms into a real romance, as these two polar opposites discover that desire can't be so easily disguised.

Navy SEAL Team Sixteen and the security experts from Troubleshooters Inc. have arranged a winter training exercise in the mountains of New Hampshire. While romance blooms between Petty Officer Mark Jenkins and former LAPD detective Lindsey Fontaine, Troubleshooter receptionist Tracy Shapiro, playing the role of the hostage, disappears. As the weather closes in, it is feared she's become the latest victim of a serial killer.

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