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.
A newcomer opens a shop in Castle Rock, Me., bringing bargains as well as nightmares and disasters to the town.
"From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold it 'Til it Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative southern-fried comedy about four liberal UC Berkeley students who stage a mock lynching during a Civil War reenactment -- a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer" -- Provided by publisher.
Having left her hometown years before with her world shattered and her illegitimate baby dead, Shelby Cole decides to return home when she begins to receive anonymous letters that claim that her daughter is alive.
Harriet Vane's Oxford reunion is shadowed by a rash of bizarre pranks and malicious mischief that include beautifully worded death threats, burnt effigies and vicious poison-pen letters, and Harriet finds herself and Lord Peter Wimsey challenged by an elusive set of clues.
Mary Breydon knew how to get things done. Raised on a Virginia plantation, she learned how to care for livestock, respect her workers, and keep good books. But after her husband is killed, she must make a living running a stagecoach station on the Cherokee Trail. Mary faces challenges that even the men eagerly anticipating her failure would have a difficult time overcoming.
In Havana, detective Arkady Renko of the Moscow police joins forces with beautiful Ofelia of the Cuban police to investigate the murder of a Russian diplomat. The protagonists find love while the reader gets an inside look at post-Cold War Havana.
"For a small-town girl with a big dream in 1955, there is no address more glamorous than New York's Barbizon Hotel. Laura, a patrician beauty from Smith, arrives in its vaunted halls to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her hopelessly romantic roommate Dolly comes from a working-class upstate town to attend secretarial school. Vivian, a brash, redheaded British bombshell with a disregard for the hotel's rules, rounds out the unlikely trio of friends.As the summer wears on, Laura struggles to find her footing in the chic but formidable world of Manhattan publishing while Dolly battles her own demons of self-doubt. Vivian longs to sing at the Stork Club instead of just shilling cigarettes there, but finds herself floundering in more ways than one. Together, the girls embark on a journey of self-discovery that will take them from the penthouse salons of Park Avenue to the Beat scene of Greenwich Village to Atlantic City's Steel Pier -- and into the arms of very different men who will alter their lives forever"-- Provided by publisher.
When a spy plane gathering information on a new Russian weapon is shot down by a mysterious MiG, Deep Black, the covert operations team of the National Security Agency, is sent in to uncover the truth about the incident, as former Marine sniper Charlie Dean and ex-Delta Force trooper Lia DeFrancesca stumble upon a plot to assassinate the Russian president and overthrow the government.
"Lady Alethea Vaughn Channing is haunted by a vision of a man in danger, the same man who she has seen in dreams time and time again. She doesn't even know his name, and yet she feels the connection between them, knows she is the only one standing between him and disaster. But rakish Lord Hartley Greville is capable of protecting himself, as he has proven more than once in his perilous work as a spy for the crown. If he's to carry out his duty, he'll need to put aside the achingly beautiful woman with the strange gift. And yet, when Alethea's visions reveal a plot that could endanger children, Hartley will not be able to ignore the destiny that binds them together, or resist the passion burning between them..."--Page  of cover.
Having lost her beloved valedictorian son in a tragic car accident, Alice Peterson begins to experience encouraging visions of her son, which are also witnessed by the late boy's troubled nine-year-old brother.
Three seemingly unrelated events occur when a convicted killer escapes from prison, an unsolved murder case is reopened, and a stranger arrives on an East Texas cattle ranch, but it turns out that this enigmatic man may hold the key to a lot of questions.
Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.
Spring Chicken will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant.
Clark's Harbor was the perfect coastal haven, jealously guarded against outsiders. But now strangers have come to settle there. and a small boy is suddenly free of a frenzy that had gripped him since birth. His sister is haunted by fearful visions. And one by one, in violent, mysterious ways the strangers are dying. Never the townspeople.
While Paul Hood and his team are in Germany to buy technology for the Regional Op-Center, they uncover a shocking force behind Chaos Days, a time when neo-Nazi groups gather to spread violence and resurrect dead dreams.
Forensic psychologist-turned-sleuth Alex Delaware searches for a cold-blooded psychotic responsible for the brutal murders of a painter, a ballet dancer, a blues musician, a punk rock singer, and a concert pianist.
Sherman McCoy, a young investment banker in Manhattan, finds himself arrested following a freak accident and becomes involved with prosecutors, politicians, the press, and assorted hustlers.
An FBI futurist and senior advisor to Interpol analyzes the digital underground to reveal the alarming ways criminals, corporations and countries are using emerging technologies to target individuals and wage war.
Lady Holly Taylor, a beautiful and passionate young woman, risks her reputation when she decides to follow rake Zachary Bronson into a scandalous but satisfying partnership.
Chronicles the lives of five remarkable characters as they discover the finer points of friendship, honesty, and understanding.