Cuando una experta en Arte le asegura a Adam Mackenzie que el cuadro que tiene de su pintor preferido es una falsificación, este jura encontrar al responsable del timo y llevarle ante la Justicia. Kate Williams acaba de recuperar su libertad. Se traslada a Londres con la esperanza de una nueva vida alejada de su país y de un pasado que la atormenta. El misterio que rodea a Kate atrae a Adam como un imán, sin embargo, no quiere que su deseo por ella le aleje del camino que se ha marcado. Con lo que no cuenta ninguno de los dos es con terminar enamorándose. Lo que complicará aún más el plan de Adam. Venganza, traición, amor y odio se entremezclan en esta apasionante historia en la que el pequeño de los Mackenzie se debatirá entre el bien y el mal.
She was a grown woman and a successful prosecutor, yet Connor Rafferty's raffish greeting made Allison Whittaker feel like that privileged teen he'd hauled from a blue-collar bar years before. It seemed that her family had employed the security tycoon's services to safeguard her from recent death threats. Well, she could take care of herself. It was his kiss she could hardly handle. His barely restrained ardor should have been her warning never to let him move into her home, mere footsteps from her bedroom. After all, he'd featured prominently in her fantasies, even though he'd resisted being anything other than brotherly toward her. Until now. When neither of them could afford to be distracted.…
Good Italy, Bad Italy
Author: Bill Emmott
Publisher: Yale University Press
Not long ago Italy was Europe's highly touted emerging economy, a society that blended dynamism and super-fast growth with a lifestyle that was the envy of all. Now it is viewed as a major threat to the future of the Euro, indeed to the European Union as a whole. Italy's political system is shorn of credibility as it struggles to deal with huge public debts and anemic levels of economic growth. Young people are emigrating in droves, frustrated at the lack of opportunity, while older people stubbornly cling to their rights and privileges, fearful of an uncertain future. In this lively, up-to-the-minute book, Bill Emmott explains how Italy sank to this low point, how Italians feel about it, and what can be done to return the country to more prosperous and more democratic times. With the aid of numerous personal interviews, Emmott analyzes "Bad Italy"—the land of disgraced Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, an inadequate justice system, an economy dominated by special interests and continuing corruption—against its contrasting foil "Good Italy," the home of enthusiastic entrepreneurs, truth-seeking journalists, and countless citizens determined to end mafia domination for good.
Within These Walls
Author: J.L. Berg
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength. I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance. Isn’t that what we all do? Survive? Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more...complicated. Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom. I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget. But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever? My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.
Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition is an accessible and practical reference designed to help nurses and students with daily clinical decision making. Written in collaboration with certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, pharmacists, and physicians, it fosters a team approach to health care. Divided into four areas—Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and, Adult General Medicine—and following a lifespan approach, it utilizes the S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format. Additionally, the authors explore complex chronic disease management, health promotion across the lifespan, and professional and legal issues such as reimbursement, billing, and the legal scope of practice. The Third Edition has a keen focus on gerontology to accommodate the AGNP specialty and to better assist the student or clinician in caring for the aging population. The authors follow the across the life span approach and focus on common complete disorders. Certain chapters have been revised and new chapters have been added which include:Health Maintenance for Older Adults; Frailty; Common Gerontology Syndromes; Cancer Survivorship; Lipid Disorders; Acne (pediatrics section). Please note that the 2016 CDC Guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain in the United States were not yet available at the time the authors were updating the Third Edition. See the Instructor Resources tab to read a note from the authors about their recommendations for resources around these guidelines.
In this erotically charged sequel to A Million Dirty Secrets, demanding entrepreneur Noah Crawford, once he discovers the secret reason Lanie Talbot entered into their agreement in the first place, tries to end their relationship, but his feelings for her are too strong to let her go. Original.
The Naked Marquis
Author: Sally MacKenzie
Publisher: Zebra Books
When she hears Charles Draysmith's sensible and practical marriage proposal, Emma Peterson is certain he's not the one for her.
To Scotland With Love
Author: Patience Griffin
Welcome to the charming Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow—where two people have returned home for different reasons, but to find the same thing.… Caitriona Macleod gave up her career as an investigative reporter for the role of perfect wife. But after her husband is found dead in his mistress’s bed, a devastated Cait leaves Chicago for the birthplace she hasn’t seen since she was a child. She’s hoping to heal and to reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive! She just may have stumbled on the ticket to reigniting her career—if her heart doesn’t get in the way. Graham Buchanan is a movie star with many secrets. A Gandiegow native, he frequently hides out in his hometown between films. He also has a son he’ll do anything to protect. But Cait Macleod is too damn appealing—even if she is a journalist. Quilting with her gran and the other women of the village brings Cait a peace she hasn’t known in years. But if she turns in the story about Graham, Gandiegow will never forgive her for betraying one of its own. Should she suffer the consequences to resurrect her career? Or listen to her battered and bruised heart and give love another chance?
The Unexpected Father
Author: Kathryn Ross
Pregnant and alone—but not for long! Samantha is facing a new life in a new town, widowed and pregnant. A man just isn't on her list of priorities until she meets Josh Hamilton. As far as Samantha can tell, Josh is in no position to face either the complications of a relationship or a new baby. But neither can deny the deep emotional pull or the desire between them…. Can Josh become the one thing Samantha has never expected: a father to her baby? She's sexy, she's successful…and she's PREGNANT!
The Wind from the East
Author: Almudena Grandes
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Internationally celebrated author Almudena Grandes has produced her finest work yet with The Wind from the East, a blend of two narratives set alternately in Madrid and an Andalusian town by the sea. Sara Gómes Morales,given up at birth to be raised by her wealthy godmother,is betrayed on her sixteenth birthday when she is forced to leave her godmother’s home and return to live in poverty with her estranged parents. Tortured by resentment and the loneliness of belonging to neither place,she finds solace as an adult only when she moves to the coastal town. Parallel to Sara’s story is the story of Juan and Damian Olmedo, brothers in love with the same woman. One night an argument incited by jealousy leads Damian to stumble down a flight ofstairs and fall to his death. Suspected ofmurdering his younger brother, Juan flees to the same village that served as Sara’s escape. Deftly engaging, The Wind from the Eastis an epic tale of love and redemption. Almudena Grandes' writing has been compared to the work of classic and contemporary voices such as the Brontë sisters and Isabel Allende.
«Esta noche no vas a dormir…». Sangre cubana y un amor casi carnal por el arte, Luis es un seductor instintivo, de los que carecen de reglas e inhibiciones; por eso, ninguna mujer se le resiste, y sus conquistas terminan puntualmente en el taller de Navigli en el que pinta. Sobre sexo, cree saber incluso más de lo que necesita, al menos, hasta que conoce a la propietaria de una tiendecita de vinilos en la que el tiempo parece haberse detenido, quien, sin pedirle permiso, pasa de ser su enemiga jurada a ser su obsesión. Todo por culpa de un hurón. Pues sí, porque, cuando la graciosa mascota comienza a sobrar en casa de ella, una noche de primavera en la que Milán parece mágica, Luis se transforma en el Príncipe Azul: se ocupará de Lucky, pero, a cambio, ella tendrá que posar para él una tarde a la semana, durante seis semanas. Un contrato auténtico, del que Luis perderá pronto el control, arrebatado por una pasión que lo llevará, en el juego del placer, más lejos de lo que nunca ha llegado. Y, mientras persigue la inspiración y, poco a poco, conquista a su presa, no se dará cuenta de que, en realidad, el cazador ha sido cazado y de que puede que, con ella, haya encontrado el amor. Pero ¿está listo para reconocerlo y aceptarlo? Todas las veces que quieras es una historia de erotismo arrollador, que desvela a las mujeres lo que todo hombre querría ocultarles, dentro y fuera de la cama: también los hombres se enamoran y, con el corazón, el sexo sí que no tiene límites…
Author: Philip Kerr
In BERLIN NOIR, Philip Kerr’s first three Bernie Gunther novels – MARCH VIOLETS, THE PALE CRIMINAL, A GERMAN REQUIEM -- are compiled in one volume, the perfect introduction to the “best crime series around today” (The Daily Beast). Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. And even after the war, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie uncovered a legacy that made the wartime atrocities look lily-white in comparison... From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Perfect Wife
Author: Amber Lake
Publisher: Ice House Publisher
Charlotte Wilcox, an unfortunate baronet's daughter, has been living with her father in a small village since her mother died when she was still a kid. Although she is happy at home and the fact of remaining single at 23 is not a worry for her, her relatives put pressure on her to find a husband who provides for her. With that purpose, she travels to Bath, where her aunt Margaret is responsible for educating her so that she can get a proper marriage proposal. Charlotte thinks that the strict norms that govern aristocratic members of society are ridiculous and old-fashioned. Thus, she is afraid that she will never become the perfect wife that her aunt expects and that every gentleman wishes. At the first ball she goes to, she meets Edward Holne, viscount of Eversley, and all the rules that her aunt had taught her will be useless before the attraction between them.
John Sandford author of the phenomenal Prey novels returns with The Hanged Man's Song. Amazon.com Review Just about everybody knows John Sandford for his long and successful Prey series. But just as well written and maybe more fun are his Kidd books, of which this is the fourth. Kidd is a professional thief for the Internet age: a cyberprowler, a hacker extraordinaire. In The Hanged Man's Song, he gets word that one of his key contacts--a superhacker known only as Bobby, whom Kidd has never met but has relied on many times--has disappeared. Kidd and an old buddy, both of whom could be compromised by data in Bobby's files, go looking for him. Finding his brutally murdered body draws them into a Hitchcock-esque intrigue that eventually involves stolen government secrets, crooked politicians, and a rogue CIA agent who's as crafty as he is creepy. While filling his tale with fascinating and authentic-sounding lore about the hacker subculture, identity theft, and security cracking, Sandford keeps the action brisk with plenty of white-knuckle chases, tense stakeouts, and hairsbreadth escapes. Couple that with a smart, agreeable narrator and a cast of vivid characters evoked with an old pro's ease, and you've got one winning thriller. --Nicholas H. Allison From Publishers Weekly This series of techno-suspense novels featuring artist, computer wizard and professional criminal Kidd (The Fool's Run; The Empress File; The Devil's Code) and his sometime girlfriend, cat-burglar LuEllen, are far fewer in number and less well-known than Sandford's bestselling Prey books. In this entry, Bobby, Kidd's genius hacker friend ("Bobby is the deus ex machina for the hacking community, the fount of all knowledge, the keeper of secrets, the source of critical phone numbers, a guide through the darkness of IBM mainframes"), goes offline for good when he is hammered to death by an intruder. Bobby's laptop is stolen, which is bad news for Kidd as several of his more illegal transactions may be catalogued on the hard drive. Kidd needs to find the computer, break the encryption and revenge Bobby's death. The trail leads from Kidd's St. Paul, Minn., art studio to heat-stricken rural Mississippi and on to Washington, D.C., where Kidd uncovers a government conspiracy that threatens the reputations and livelihood of most of the nation's elected representatives. One of the joys of the series is learning the tricks of computer hacking and basic burglary as Kidd and LuEllen take us to Radio Shack, Target, Home Depot and an all-night supermarket to buy ordinary gear, including a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew, to use in clever, illegal ways. The action is as hot and twisted as a Mississippi back road, but the indefatigable Kidd eventually straightens it all out and exacts a sort of rough justice that matches his flexible moral code. The early entries in this series have aged badly because of the advances in technology, but this latest intelligent and exciting thriller proves a worthy addition to Sandford's overall body of work. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.