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    • The prodigal daughter [electronic resource]
      The prodigal daughter [electronic resource]
      Jeffrey Archer.
      A story of love and politics that continues the saga of "Kane and Abel". The titanic battle between two men obsessed with destroying each other follows on into the next generation. Florentyna Rosnovski, Abel's daughter, inherits all her father's drive, but none of his wealth.
    • Shall we tell the President? [electronic resource]
      Shall we tell the President? [electronic resource]
      Jeffrey Archer.
      Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer keeps the pace sizzling in this final installment in the Kane and Abel trilogy. Shall We Tell the President? is a daring political thriller where treason and betrayal threaten to topple an American dynastyAfter years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane has finally become the first woman president in America. But on the very day that she is sworn into office, powerful forces are already in motion to take her life...
    • Life drawing [electronic resource] : a novel
      Life drawing [electronic resource] : a novel
      Robin Black.
      In Life Drawing , her gorgeously written first novel, Robin Black unfolds a fierce, honest, and moving portrait of a marriage--the betrayals and intimacies, the needs and regrets, the secrets that sustain love and the ones that threaten to destroy it. Augusta and Owen have moved to the country, and live a quiet, and rather solitary life, Gus as a painter, Owen as a writer. They have left behind the city, and its associations to a troubled past, devoting their days to each other and their art. But beneath the surface of this tranquil existence lies the heavy truth of Gus's past betrayal, an affair that ended, but that quietly haunts Owen, Gus and their marriage. When Alison Hemmings, a beautiful British divorc?e, moves in next door, Gus, feeling lonely and isolated, finds herself drawn to Alison, and as their relationship deepens, the lives of the three neighbors become more and more tightly intertwined. With the arrival of Alison's daughter Nora, the emotions among them grow so intense that even the slightest misstep has the potential to do irrevocable harm to them all With lyrical precision and taut, suspenseful storytelling, Black steadily draws us deeper into a world filled with joys and darkness, love and sorrows, a world that becomes as real as our own. Life Drawing is a novel as beautiful and unsparing as the human heart. Advance praise for Life Drawing " Life Drawing is a riveting story about the corrosive effects of betrayal, and a beautifully written meditation on the delicate balance of intimacy and isolation within a long marriage." --Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones " Life Drawing is a magnificent literary achievement with a combination of wisdom and velocity that distinguishes it from any other novel I have read, an intimate revelation of love's unlikely endurance and of art's role in reviving and redeeming the past, and a heart-stopping, jaw-dropping thriller. I deeply loved Owen and Gus, and I was pulling for them from the first page to the last." --Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove " Life Drawing is a rare and exquisitely wrought portrait of two people equally devoted to their marriage and their art, a couple striving to make sense of a dilemma in which fidelity, honesty, kindness, and betrayal all make claims. The prose is admirably exacting, tender, wise, and elegant--and the story left this reader's heart aching." --David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.
    • The Trinity Six [electronic resource]
      The Trinity Six [electronic resource]
      Charles Cumming.
      Sam Gaddis, an academic specializing in Russian history, gets enmeshed in the mystery of the never-revealed Sixth Man in the Cambridge Spy Ring - a mystery that is claiming the lives of people touched by it, threatens all that Gaddis holds dear, and even worse. By the internationally acclaimed espionage writer widely described as the heir to le Carre and the master of the modern day British espionage novel.
    • The BFG [electronic resource]
      The BFG [electronic resource]
      Roald Dahl.
      Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
    • George's marvelous medicine [electronic resource]
      George's marvelous medicine [electronic resource]
      Roald Dahl.
      George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.
    • The witches [electronic resource]
      The witches [electronic resource]
      Roald Dahl.
      A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
    • Herbie's game : a Junior Bender mystery
      Herbie's game : a Junior Bender mystery
      Timothy Hallinan.
      It's everyday business when Wattles, the San Fernando Valley's top 'executive crook,' sets up a hit. He establishes a chain of criminals to pass along the instructions and the money, thereby ensuring that the hitter doesn't know who hired him. Then one day Wattles finds his office safe open and a single item missing: the piece of paper listing the crooks in the chain. When people associated with the chain begin to pop up dead, the only person Wattles can turn to for help is Junior Bender, professional burglar and begrudging private eye for crooks. But Junior already knows exactly who took Wattles' list; the signature is obvious. It was Herbie Mott, Junior's burglar mentor and second father--but when Junior seeks him out to discuss the matter, he finds him very unpleasantly murdered. Junior follows the links in the chain back toward the killer, and as he does, he learns disturbing things about Herbie's hidden past. Just how much of the life he's lived for the past twenty years has been of his own making, and how much of it was actually Herbie's game?
    • The sleepwalker's guide to dancing
      The sleepwalker's guide to dancing
      by Mira Jacob.
      Spanning India in the 1970s to New Mexico in the '80s to Seattle in the '90s, Mira Jacob's The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is a winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past. Advance praise for The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing "Punchy, clever, and stuffed with delicious chapatis, Mira Jacob's first novel jumps effortlessly from India to the States, creating a vibrant portrait of a world in flux...
    • Trial by fire [electronic resource] : a novel of suspense
      Trial by fire [electronic resource] : a novel of suspense
      J.A. Jance.
      Taking a media relations position with the Yavapai County Police Department, former television journalist Ali Reynolds investigates a subdivision fire and the identity of an injured amnesiac woman, a case that unleashes a family drama and a remorseless killer.
    • Rule breaker : a novel of the Breeds
      Rule breaker : a novel of the Breeds
      Lora Leigh.
      There's a fine line between animal instinct and human desire and in her "highly erotic saga" ( Fresh Fiction ), #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh crosses it. Now, in her new novel of the Breeds, the mating heat continues... Lion Breed and enforcer Rule Breaker has just a few rules he doesn't break. Not for anything. Not for anyone like never have sex with a woman outside his own breed, especially a human woman. Especially someone too helpless, too fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone help him to protect her. If the damned animal inside him insists on a mate, then why pick her? A woman who is an easy target and who can be used as a weapon against him at any time. But what he suspects is mating heat may not be that at all. Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he's away from her. Okay, he can handle that. What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat and will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the Breeds--for she's possibly been working against them...
    • California : a novel
      California : a novel
      Edan Lepucki.
      The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable despite the isolation and hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can't reclaim, they seek comfort and solace in one other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant. Terrified of the unknown but unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses its own dangers. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.
    • The night searchers : a Sharon McCone mystery
      The night searchers : a Sharon McCone mystery
      Marcia Muller.
      When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However, when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group The Night Searchers, she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark...
    • The player
      The player
      Brad Parks.
      When he hears residents of a Newark neighborhood are getting sick, and even dying, from a strange disease, investigative reporter Carter Ross dives into the story. With even more motivation to track down the source of the disease, Carter soon hits upon a nearby construction site. But when the project's developer is found dead, and his mob ties surface, Carter knows he's looking at a story much bigger.
    • One summer
      One summer
      Karen Robards.
      Johnny Harris is home again, his too-tight jeans and damn-your-eyes belligerence honed to perfection by a ten-year stretch in federal prison for murder. Now he's out on parole and ready for the job Rachel Grant has promised him to help him begin a new life. Unlike the rest of the town, Rachel has always believed in her former student's innocence. But one thing has changed.The sullenly handsome boy she remembers is still sullen, still handsome--but no longer a boy. And now the small Kentucky town is alive with gossip and whispers of a scandal, as friendship turns to passion and Rachel abandons a lifetime of propriety in the ex-con's arms. Then the killer strikes again. All evidence points to Johnny Harris, but Rachel knows he is innocent. And she knows she is next--as a shattering truth is uncovered and dark passions explode in the relentless summer heat.
    • Without warning [electronic resource]
      Without warning [electronic resource]
      David Rosenfelt.
      Years ago, murder struck Wilton, Maine, when Katie Sanford's husband was convicted of killing Jenny Robbins, wife of Chief of Police Jake Robbins, then died himself in prison. Memories are long in Wilton, and it's been difficult to keep the tragedy in the past, particularly in the wake of a hurricane which has wreaked havoc on the quiet town. Since its founding, Wilton has had a tradition of creating a time capsule every fifty years, and the storm unearthed the most recent capsule. As the editor of the local paper, Katie joins Chief Robbins to supervise its opening. Neither of them is prepared for the macabre set of predictions, dating back to months before Jenny's murder, that they find inside'someone predicted her death, as well as eleven other tragedies, which are still occurring even after the death of Katie's husband. Suddenly, Katie has reason to hope that her husband might not have been guilty of Jenny's murder after all. But as she and Chief Robbins race to stop the next predictions from coming true, they find themselves caught in a terrifying mind game with no rules'and life or death consequences.
    • Archetype : a novel
      Archetype : a novel
      M.D. Waters.
      Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe. Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can't believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man. Something inside her tells her not to speak of this, but she does not know why. She only knows she is at war with herself. Suppressing those dreams during daylight hours, Emma lets Declan mold her into a happily married woman and begins to fall in love with him. But the day Noah stands before her, the line between her reality and dreams shatters. In a future where women are a rare commodity, Emma fights for freedom but is held captive by the love of two men--one her husband, the other her worst enemy. If only she could remember which is which...
    • The confession
      The confession
      Robert Whitlow.
      In Holt Douglas's line of work, there's nothing sweeter than a confession of guilt. Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County, Georgia. His job is always easier when defendants, instead of remaining silent, blame someone else or try to excuse their actions. With a confession in his hand, Holt knows a guilty plea will soon follow. But lurking in Holt's past is a dark secret that could end his successful career and possibly his relationship with Angelina, his hoped-for fiancee. When Holt reopens a cold case involving the death of the town's wealthiest businessman--allegedly killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest--Holt doesn't believe it was suicide. Instead, he suspects murder. As he investigates, Holt's own guilt threatens to destroy him and the cause of justice he's sworn to serve. While he knows his own confession could absolve him of his sin, it could cost him his future. Will he survive long enough to uncover the true crime that this small southern town has been hiding?
    • The passion of the purple plumeria [electronic resource] : a Pink Carnation novel
      The passion of the purple plumeria [electronic resource] : a Pink Carnation novel
      Lauren Willig.
      Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children. Upon his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his daughters has vanished. Having served as second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of England's most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life. But, when the Pink Carnation's little sister goes missing, Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the girl's disappearance. Thrown together by circumstance, Gwen and William must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others get their hands on them. But Gwen's partnership with quick-tongued, roguish William may prove to be even more of an adventure for her than finding the lost girls...