I shouldn’t have remembered him.He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.But I could feel him.The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.The second time was different.He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.That was just the beginning.He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…Cole Mauricio
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Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice -- at last it's available in a Doubleday hardcover edition. In this searing courtroom drama, best-selling author John Grisham probes the savage depths of racial violence. . . as he delivers a compelling tale of uncertain justice in a small southern town. . . Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes matters into his hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life. . . and then his own.
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Speaking of the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares from his previous life. Currently, the stakes become the highest ever, and the one who is supposed to be the ruthless killer need to be stopped or will have to pay for a devastating price. To overcome, the real Jason Bourne must manage to get through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionage—an unusual world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliances—with a hope of finding out the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own disjointed. There are now up to two Bournes—and one of them must die.
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Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary--from the heiress's fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case. The key to the success of this style of detective novel, writes Elizabeth George in her Introduction, lies in how the author deals with both the clues and the red herrings, and it has to be said that no one bettered Agatha Christie at this game.
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Ella Jones has never had time to find love. A successful wedding planner, her skills are desired the world over, but when the tall, dark, and handsome Sheikh Karim bin Zayed requests she organize his upcoming wedding, she has no idea her life is going to change forever...Dearly beloved…Ella Jones has never had time to find love. A successful wedding planner, her skills are desired the world over, but when the tall, dark, and handsome Sheikh Karim bin Zayed requests she organize his upcoming wedding, she has no idea her life is going to change forever.After they become unexpectedly marooned upon the island of his wedding venue on a scouting trip, Ella quickly learns that the Sheikh’s wedding isn’t everything it seems, and after a tantalizing close encounter, a spark ignites between them that no storm can put out.Ella wants to stick to her professional principles, but after learning more and more about the Sheikh, she begins to wonder: can she really aid in marrying him to a woman she knows he cannot love? And can Sheikh Karim disregard everything – custom, tradition, and a marriage of profit and convenience – and finally find true love?This is a standalone Sheikh romance novel from best-selling author Holly Rayner. It contains a guaranteed HEA, and a tale of romance that will ensnare your heart. As an added gift, it also contains the first few chapters of Holly Rayner's prior novel, The Sheikh’s Captive Woman.
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PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown's novel is a thrilling masterpiece—from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.
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Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?
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Sheikh Rafiq Al-Zayn is a man who can have anything he desires. Today, he wants a fiance...Faced with an impending visit from his judgemental father - the head of the family Mehmet - Rafiq must give up his narcissistic playboy ways for just long enough to fool him into believing he's settled down, and will embarrass the family no more. And what better way to achieve this, than to find a wife?Sheikh Rafiq Al-Zayn is a man who can have anything he desires. Today, he wants a fiance...Faced with an impending visit from his judgemental father - the head of the family Mehmet - Rafiq must give up his narcissistic playboy ways for just long enough to fool him into believing he's settled down, and will embarrass the family no more. And what better way to achieve this, than to put a ring on a girl's finger?Evangeline Pryce is a struggling artist, barely making enough money from her life's passion to pay the bills. After a chance meeting, Sheikh Rafiq decides she'll be a perfect fiancée; attractive, smart, and possessing the abilities to impress his art-loving father.The deception has begun: they'll play make-believe for the duration of Mehmet's visit, and Evangeline will make a small fortune. What neither of them planned, however, is that they might just fall in love for real...This is a standalone Sheikh Romance novel from best-selling author Holly Rayner. It contains a guaranteed HEA, and a tale of romance that will warm the depths of your heart. As an added gift, it also contains the first few chapters of Holly Rayner's prior novel, The Sheikh's First Christmas.
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In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.
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When the Sheikh makes a proposal, you’ll find it impossible to resist. Hannah Green is talented, young, and beautiful; an aspiring jazz singer, she’s hurt by the news that her beloved venue and employer, The Blue Moon, may be forced to make cut-backs, including potentially her job! But when a tall, impossibly handsome olive-skinned man introduces himself as a fan, however, Hannah’s fortunes are going to take a turn. The mysterious man makes a proposal: a series of gigs in his Middle-Eastern home country, and a one-off payment of $500,000. Hannah is speechless, and after discovering his true name – Sheikh Sadiq bin-Haled al-Halam – and his reputation as one of New York’s richest, most eligible bachelors, Hannah feels this is one proposal she cannot resist… Soon she’s flying around the world, enjoying luxuries she’s never experienced before, but none more exquisite or alluring than Sadiq’s company. Before Hannah even realizes it, she’s irresistibly attracted to the playboy Sheikh. Could he want her for more than just her beautiful voice? Little does Hannah know, however, that Sheikh Sadiq possesses secrets of his own…
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERI see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. He’s just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in the small desert town of Pico Mundo. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope.
You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.
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Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed "homicidal adventurer," Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse or limits, to live with "intensity. " Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit. Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive--until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess's next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl. . . as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
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When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory - a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery - a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the President, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.
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It has been four years since Oakley, her mum, and brother fled to Australia. With the trials looming, she makes the decision to return to England. Oakley is desperate for closure so she can put the past behind her and move on with her life. How will she cope when she comes face to face with the two people that hurt her the most, and the one person that she hurt the most? Her love for Cole never faded, but how will he react to her return after so long? Will they be able to put everything behind them in order to have a happy ending?
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