Shadow Girl

Author: Gerry Schmitt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197488
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The brutal murder of a business tycoon leaves Afton Tangler and the Twin Cities reeling, but that’s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree... Leland Odin made his fortune launching a home shopping network, but his millions can’t save his life. On the list for a transplant, the ailing businessman sees all hope lost when the helicopter carrying his donor heart is shot out of the sky. Now with two pilots dead and dozens injured, Afton Tangler, family liaison officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, is drawn into the case. As she and her partner investigate family members and business associates, whoever wants Leland dead strikes again—and succeeds—in a brazen hospital room attack. The supposedly squeaky clean millionaire has crossed the wrong person—and she’s not finished exacting her revenge. The case explodes into an international conspiracy of unbridled greed and violence. And as Afton gets closer to unearthing the mastermind behind it, she gets closer to becoming collateral damage...

Little Girl Gone

Author: Gerry Schmitt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425281779
Size: 58.37 MB
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On a frozen night in an affluent suburb of Minnesota, a baby is abducted from her home after her teenage babysitter is violently assaulted. The parents are frantic, the police are baffled, and, with the perpetrator already in the wind, the trail is getting colder by the second. Afton Tangler, family liaison officer with the Minneapolis P.D., begins to suspect that this case is not isolated. Whoever did this has taken babies before - and if Afton doesn't solve this crime soon, more children are sure to go missing...

Little Girl Gone

Author: Drusilla Campbell
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446576018
Size: 28.13 MB
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Madora was seventeen, headed for trouble with drugs and men, when Willis rescued her. Fearful of the world and alienated from family and friends, she ran away with him and for five years they have lived alone, in near isolation. But after Willis kidnaps a pregnant teenager and imprisons her in a trailer behind the house, Madora is torn between her love for him and her sense of right and wrong. When a pit bull puppy named Foo brings into Madora's world another unexpected person--Django Jones, a brilliant but troubled twelve-year-old boy--she's forced to face the truth of what her life has become. An intensely emotional and provocative story, Little Girl Gone explores the secret hopes and fears that drive good people to do dangerous things . . . and the courage it takes to make things right.

Little Girl Gone

Author: Alexandra Burt
Publisher: Charnwood
ISBN: 9781444832075
Size: 57.53 MB
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After a near-fatal car accident, Estelle Paradise wakes up in hospital with a fragmented memory. Soon a terrifying reality sets in: her daughter Mia is missing. Days earlier, Estelle discovered Mia's empty crib in their Brooklyn apartment. Her diapers, her clothes, her bottles - all were gone. Frustrated and unable to explain the disappearance, Estelle begins a desperate search. But when the lack of evidence casts doubt on her story, she becomes the number one suspect in the eyes of the police and the media. As hope of reuniting with her daughter becomes all she has left, Estelle will do anything to find answers. What has she done to her baby? And what has someone else done to her?

Where The Sea Takes Me

Author: Heidi R. Kling
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 1633758311
Size: 23.34 MB
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Two years later might as well be two lifetimes. Sienna’s in college, working hard to achieve her dreams, and trying to love another boy—and halfway succeeding. She’d be totally happy with her life if she could just stop dreaming about him. Deni. The boy she left behind on the shores of Banda Aceh. When she gets word Deni’s coming to America, Sea’s world shifts. And when he arrives on her doorstep, she's shaken to the core. Sparks don’t just fly, they soar—and threaten to burn down the new life she’s so patiently, persistently, built. When they’re both invited to join a relief mission in Cambodia, they jump at the chance to help...and be together. As the time and distance between them melts away in the sticky Cambodian heat, Sienna knows her heart can’t take losing him again. And that’s exactly what might happen. Each title in the Sea series is best enjoyed in order: Series order: Book 1 - Where I Found You Book 2 - Where the Sea Takes Me

Devonshire Scream

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425281671
Size: 64.91 MB
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Catering a trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museum curators, and private collectors will be there to sip some of Theo's best blends. Unfortunately, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems on display, and then disappear almost as quickly as they arrived-leaving a dead body in their wake. Theo gets involved in the case after her friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart's Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary. Though the FBI believes this smash and grab is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to home...

The Girl I Used To Be

Author: Mary Torjussen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399585044
Size: 60.90 MB
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The acclaimed author of Gone Without a Trace delivers another twisting novel of psychological suspense in which a woman is backed against a wall--with nothing left to lose... The morning after real estate agent Gemma Brogan has dinner with a prospective client, she's furious at herself for drinking so much. But there will be more to regret than a nasty hangover. She starts receiving mementos from that night: A photo of a hallway kiss. A video of her complaining about her husband. And worse...much worse. The problem is she doesn't remember any of it. As the blackmailing and menace ramp up, Gemma fears for her already shaky marriage. The paranoia, the feeling that her life is spiraling out of control, will take her back to another night--years ago--that changed everything. And Gemma will realize just how far the shadows from her past can reach...

Time S Hostage

Author: Brenda Kuchinsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997732603
Size: 69.22 MB
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Time's Hostage is a multifaceted thriller that delves into important social issues while exploring the dark realm of self-destruction and mental instability. With the art world and South Beach as a backdrop, challenges faced by the LGBT community permeate the book. First, turmoil results for both Sophia, the protagonist, and her husband after his homosexual encounter with a friend's son and his ensuing difficulties sorting out his unclear sexual preferences. Then-their daughter comes out as a lesbian. The woman she marries subsequently becomes pregnant by a man, forcing the couple to deal with a double-edged sword-the infidelity and its heterosexual nature. Extramarital dalliances are a recurring theme in Time's Hostage as Sophia finds herself cheating in revenge for her husband's faithlessness. However, her risky affair is as much about indulging a repressed urge for self-destructive behavior as it is about avenging her husband's betrayal. As a psychotherapist, Sophia recognizes her lover's unstable mental state, but her own growing addiction to him leads to a dangerous denial of the potential consequences. As her increasingly symptomatic epilepsy leads to vivid Holocaust hallucinations, she begins to explore her own mental health and questions her convictions-both the ingrained and the taboo.

Noble Chase

Author: Michael Rudolph
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 110188438X
Size: 27.85 MB
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Perfect for fans of John Grisham, Greg Iles, and Linda Fairstein—this action-packed legal thriller debut races from the gleaming canyons of New York City to the hurricane-lashed waters of the Caribbean. Michael Rudolph’s Noble Chase combines a smart, determined heroine and a storm of stunning surprises in a pulse-pounding morality tale of international intrigue that delivers suspense right up to the shocking end. Sic transit gloria. Beth Swahn, a young lawyer, makes a rookie mistake: She believes her client. While basking in the glory of winning a hundred-million-dollar judgment for a U.S. division of C. K. Leung’s Chinese conglomerate, Beth realizes that because of her naïveté, Leonard Sloane, president of the division, has absconded to the Caribbean with his banker girlfriend and seventy million dollars of the judgment money. Shortly thereafter, they are both presumed dead when a Mayday call to the Coast Guard reports the sinking of their yacht. Stunned, furious, and determined to retrieve Leung’s money and save her firm from bankruptcy, Beth investigates her way through a maze of money laundering and white-collar corruption. When the trail leads her to Sloane’s handsome son, she is torn between her attraction for him and her fear that he may be involved in the theft. Beth is not alone in her search for the money. C. K. Leung is also involved, because he doubts Beth’s innocence. When her investigation moves to a critical level and a missing encrypted file comes to light that has the power to ignite a geopolitical firestorm, Leung becomes convinced that Beth is a party to Sloane’s scheme, and her life becomes violently threatened. Praise for Noble Chase “Noble Chase is exactly that: heart-stabbing adventures at sea and in the courtroom, with lives—and millions—at stake. Get ready to stay up late.”—Brad Meltzer “From the inner chambers of Manhattan’s legal scene to the jet-setting world of international business, this gripping thriller takes you to exotic places while keeping you on the edge of your seat. Noble Chase is a debut you must read!”—Kathy Reichs “Not only is Rudolph’s novel a decidedly entertaining legal thriller, but there’s also an exciting chase on the high seas. Illegal financial practices form the basis for a ruthless tale that will captivate and challenge readers to discover the guilty. . . . It’s fun to follow the breadcrumbs.”—RT Book Reviews “A fast-moving legal thriller that’s resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. . . . A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “International money laundering, corruption, violence, and a horrific tropical storm all combine to make this a breathless race to the finish line—and the cash. The John Grisham and Scott Turow crowd will be satisfied.”—Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

Introduction To The Practice Of African American Preaching

Author: Frank A. Thomas
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1501818953
Size: 72.30 MB
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The Introduction to African American Preaching is an important, groundbreaking book. This book acknowledges African American preaching as an academic discipline, and invites all students and preachers into a scholarly, dynamic, and useful exploration of the topic. Author Frank Thomas opens with a “bus tour” study of African American preaching. He shows how African American preaching has gradually moved from an almost exclusively oral to an oral/written tradition. Readers will gain insight into the history of the study of the African American preaching tradition, and catch the author’s enthusiasm for it. Next Thomas traces the relationship between homiletics and rhetoric in Western preaching, demonstrating how African American preaching is inherently theological and rhetorical. He then explores the question, “what is black preaching?” Thomas introduces the reader to methods of “close reading” and “ideological criticism.” And then demonstrates how to use these methods, using a sermon by Gardner Calvin Taylor as his example. The next chapter considers the question, “what is excellence in black preaching?” The next chapter seeks to create bridges and dialogue within the field of homiletics, and in particular, the Euro-American homiletic tradition. The goal of this chapter is to clearly demonstrate connections between the African American preaching tradition and the field of homiletics. Thomas next turns to questions about the relevancy of the church to the Millennial generation. Specifically, how will the African American church remain relevant to this generation, which is so deeply concerned with social justice?