Charming, wealthy Randle Kennedy has a secret: he's British Columbia’s most prolific producer of boutique marijuana. He’s developed strains of B.C. Bud to please the most sophisticated palates and produce any desired effect, from a light contemplative buzz to the most mind-warping stone. His medical varieties offer relief for conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Come legalization, he'll be the first on the market with marijuana’s answer to single-malt Scotch. Until that day, he runs a tight operation with terrorist-cell security. Tate MacLane is brilliant, miserable, and broke. Since graduating from high school at age 14, he's failed at university, failed to support his family, failed at everything except making a superb caffe latte. Randle wants a fresh face to front his transactions. Tate desperately needs a mentor and yearns for respect. And money ...Then there are the bikers, the muscle with the cross-border connections that...
In the wake of Edward Snowden's disclosures about the National Security Administration spying on American citizens and press revelations of police-caused fatalities, suspicion of the government is no longer a monopoly of the political right. A recent Gallup poll found that 49 percent of Americans agreed that the government posed "an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens." I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Kill You taps into this new awareness by recounting in narrative, easily readable form the stories of selected great and fatal government debacles—and of how the bureaucrats responsible escaped all accountability.The book begins with the 1947 Texas City explosion, where the government produced thousands of tons of bomb-grade ammonium nitrate and decided it would make good fertilizer. The resulting detonations killed 600 Americans, yet the courts held the government was immune from lawsuits. Next, I'm From the Government will outline...
Chad Clarkson leads a charmed life: Good looks, great career, wealthy family and a girlfriend with connections to one of Washington’s most prominent politicians. Young, sweet and beautiful Shannon is fleeing a troubled past. When she begins work at Chad’s company, her sensual innocence captures his attention, throwing his life and moral convictions into a tailspin. He fights hard to suppress his obsession with her, but circumstances keep throwing them together, undermining his best efforts. As his craving for her drives him to the brink of madness, he realizes that Shannon may not be all she seems. What dark secrets is she keeping, and if he succumbs to his sordid desire, could her past catch up with her, putting both their lives in danger?
The quiet town of Cypress, Mississippi, is turned upside down when a former citizen, Raven Sawyer, returns for a funeral. Raven’s fictional novel goes viral when the town folk realize that she’s the author, and soon they’re thinking that her book is not fiction but truth. Every little dirty detail is revealed in her book and has the people of Cypress wagging their tongues and shaking their heads at a few of the upper-class citizens—and the sheriff.All Raven wants is to get through the funeral and go back to New York, but Sheriff Cal Rayburn can’t allow her to leave after she discovers and turns over evidence that may be connected to a double homicide that he’s investigating. At least, that’s the excuse he’s giving her, and he’ll go to any length to keep her in Cypress until he can make her believe that the affair that she thinks he had six years ago never happened.When more dead bodies turn up, Cal feels they’re connected to the double homicide, but with the evidence he has, he can’t make a connection. He’s left with more questions than answers. He’s told that Raven’s novel may have answers to questions that could help with his investigation, but what it reveals is more than what he wants to know.
Lance Eliot is a struggling first-year student at Oxford College when a mage mistakenly summons him to the kingdom of Rovenia in the world of Gea. Instead of invoking the presence of the legendary knight Lancelot to save Rovenia, the mage, Maia, must employ the services of one under-equipped college freshman.
HOW FAR WOULD YOU TRAVEL FOR TRUE LOVE?When Emily seeks professional help to deal with haunting dreams of a handsome stranger, she is thrown into horrifying memories of being kidnapped and almost murdered.She embarks on an astonishing journey where she uncovers her true identity and is reunited with the only man she will ever love. But the evil that tore them apart still lurks, threatening to destroy their love and more than likely end their lives.