Extreme poverty, bullies, even rapists couldn’t stop her. Rachel Stark, one of five children, grew up in a tumbledown one-bedroom shack in the mountains of East Tennessee. Her family was dirt poor, and when she was 18 they moved to Nebraska in hopes of a better life. But things got worse – a lot worse – before they got better.
With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career—and now his 85th year. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films from the classic movies Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role—with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes—he's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Now in his 85th year—and more beloved than ever—he...
As a newbie public defender, Mark Eliades is stuck defending DUIs. But when
his latest client gets charged with felony arson, the result is a career-making case he
has to win. The last thing he needs is to fall for his key witness. Any hint of
impropriety and his credibility will be shot, along with Mark’s case. But the more time
Mark spends with the jaded private investigator, the more the rules begin to blur. Tired
of endless nights chasing people who don’t want to be found, private investigator Lukas
Nystrom needs a change—and a guaranteed paycheck. When a high-profile contract with the
state falls in his lap, he can’t screw it up. Even if it means ignoring his growing
desire for the hotshot attorney who hired him. Convinced their client is innocent, Mark
and Lukas team up to investigate the crime. With the trial looming and every lead gone
cold, they work relentlessly to uncover the truth. But keeping things professional while
searching for evidence they need might just make this the hardest case they’ve ever
In the high-intensity world of hospital residency programs, there’s no room for romance. So it’s a good thing for first-year surgical resident Neil Carmona that his crush on the gorgeous cardiologist Eli Newcombe is sheer fantasy. Not only is the sexy doctor Neil’s superior, he’s also recently divorced.As Neil’s skill as a surgeon grows, so does his friendship with Eli, and his silent, hopeless longing for more. It isn’t until Neil’s final year that Eli at last admits his own deepest desires. But Neil’s joy is short-lived: Eli has no intention of pursuing a relationship. Their positions in the hospital would make it unethical, even if he was emotionally ready for someone new. Wounded and furious, Neil is determined to forget about Eli once and for all. But when a near-tragedy strikes, a new question arises: Is a life without love without Neil a greater risk than laying his heart on the line?
A gripping novel of historical espionage, about an eleventh-hour attempt by members of the German elite to unseat Adolf Hitler, and its endlessly complex consequences. In late 1937, the young lieutenant Oskar Langweil is recruited to this cause while attending a party at the lavish home of a baroness. A high-ranking officer in Germany's counterintelligence agency brings Oskar into the fold because of their mutual involvement in a patriotic youth league, and soon dispatches him to Washington, D.C., on a perilous mission. Despite his best efforts, Oskar is compromised, and must immediately find a way to sneak back into Germany unnoticed. A childhood friend introduces him to Lena, a Socialist and fellow expat, and they hatch a plan to have Oskar pose as her husband as they cross the Atlantic on a cruise ship filled with Nazis and fellow travelers. But bad luck follows them at every turn, and they find themselves messily entangled with the son of a U.S. Senator, a White...