Author: Raine Miller
Ivan Everley, 13th Baron Rothvale, would admit he's the last person on earth who should have custody over a priceless collection of art. British law affords him the title of 'Lord, ' but underneath all the trappings he's just a regular guy, despite being a world champion in archery, and certain...proclivities of a private nature. But Ivan's public celebrity is merely a sham-a carefully guarded secret borne out of the pain of betrayal. Even his cousin Ethan Blackstone doesn't know the truth behind the man he considers a brother. Lord Rothvale has a plethora of problems piled up to his aristocratic eyeballs, but that doesn't stop him from complicating his world further when a beautiful art conservationist shows up to appraise his inherited collection of paintings. Once Ivan gets a taste of Gabrielle Hargreave, mistaken identity or not, he can't think of anything but how good the green-eyed beauty felt in his arms. The chase is on, and Ivan's dominant side isn't taking 'no' for an answer-but yet, Gabrielle might just teach our discontented lord a thing or two about life, and about himself, and help them both discover the undeniable truth in what it means to find something genuinely... priceless.
The Pearl of Bengal #2
Author: Steve Stevenson
Agatha: Girl of Mystery is a fanciful and fabulous new mystery series about a headstrong girl detective who jets off on exotic and international adventures with the help of her hulking bodyguard and loyal cat named, aptly, Watson. In this second book, Agatha Mistery heads to India to help out her uncle Raymondâ€”a wildlife photographer and a snake charmer. This time Agatha and her uncle are on a mission to find the famous pearl of Bengal, and ancient artifact that was stolen from the temple of the Hindu goddess Kali.
â€śWith the smarts of Nancy Drew and the charm of Eloise, Agatha is an exciting addition to the girl-detective canon.â€ť â€”School Library Journal A rare species of white giraffe, worshipped by the Masai tribe, has disappeared from the savannah. So Agatha and her cousin Dash head to Africa on their next adventure to help solve the mystery. There, they join forces with a third cousin--a safari expert--to track down the poacher who has stolen the priceless animal.
The Night Ferry
Author: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Mulholland Books
"Vibrant and utterly contemporary.... An altogether superior thriller." --Los Angeles Times Struggling detective Alisha Barba is trying to get her life back on track after almost being crippled by a murder suspect. Now on her feet again, she receives a desperate plea from an old school friend, who is eight months pregnant and in trouble. On the night they arrange to meet, her friend is run down and killed by a car and Alisha discovers the first in a series of haunting and tragic deceptions. Determined to uncover the truth, she embarks upon a dangerous journey that will take her from the East End of London to Amsterdam's murky red light district and into a violent underworld of sex trafficking, slavery and exploitation.
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Harper Collins
In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation elided the issue in the Declaration and continued to own human property. An eloquent writer, he was an awkward public speaker; a reluctant candidate, he left an indelible presidential legacy. Jefferson's statesmanship enabled him to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and he authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier for exploration and settlement. Hitchens also analyzes Jefferson's handling of the Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, when his attempt to end the kidnapping and bribery of Americans by the Barbary states, and the subsequent war with Tripoli, led to the building of the U.S. navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background of this sophisticated analysis is a large historical drama: the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution. This artful portrait of a formative figure and a turbulent era poses a challenge to anyone interested in American history -- or in the ambiguities of human nature.
Patrizia della Porta
Author: Paolo Castelli, Patrizia Della Porta
Patrizia della Porta's "MU-seum" project considers the representation of the void in contemporary architecture through the exploration of different museums: the Whitney Museum (Earth), the Guggenheim Museum (Air), the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington (Fire) and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Water).
Late one night in August 1934, following a yearlong spree of bank robberies across the Midwest, the Firefly Brothers are forced into a police shootout and die . . . for the first time. In award-winning author Thomas Mullen's evocative new novel, the highly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed debut, The Last Town on Earth, we follow the Depression-era adventures of Jason and Whit Firesonâ€”bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by the press, the authorities, and an adoring public that worships their acts as heroic counterpunches thrown at a broken system. Now it appears they have at last met their end in a hail of bullets. Jason and Whit's loversâ€”Darcy, a wealthy socialite, and Veronica, a hardened survivorâ€”struggle between grief and an unyielding belief that the Firesons have survived. While they and the Firesons' stunned mother and straight-arrow third son wade through conflicting police reports and press accounts, wild rumors spread that the bandits are still at large. Through it all, the Firefly Brothers remain as charismatic, unflappable, and as mythical as the American Dream itself, racing to find the women they love and make sense of a world in which all has come unmoored. Complete with kidnappings and gangsters, heiresses and speakeasies, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is an imaginative and spirited saga about what happens when you are hopelessly outgunnedâ€”and a masterly tale of hardship, redemption, and love that transcends death. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Lora Leigh
First in a trilogy that crosses the boundaries of erotic fiction-from the bestselling author of Megan's Mark. Too weak to resist young Kelly Benton's attempts at seduction, Rowdy Mackay left home eight years ago. Duty as a U.S. Marine put a safe distance between temptation and the nubile Kentucky vixen. Now he's back home and ready to engage in the kind of erotic games that have earned him and his two cousins a Nauti-boy reputation in three counties. Once it was Kelly's dream too-to feel the heat of the boy she desired. But an attack from a stalker still on the prowl has left Kelly terrified of a man's touch. Now as fear and desire converge, Rowdy fights to save her from the deadly threats of a stranger, to rid her of her demons, and to satisfy a hunger more powerful than either can imagine.
The Night Falling
Author: Katherine Webb
The international bestselling author of THE LEGACY returns with a searing new novel of secrets and feuds, set in 1920s Italy. Puglia, Italy, 1921. Leandro returns home, now a rich man, with a glamorous American wife, determined to make his mark. But how did he get so wealthy - and what haunts his outwardly exuberant wife? Boyd, quiet English architect, is hired to build Leandro's dreams. But why is he so afraid of Leandro, and what really happened between them years before, in New York? Clare, Boyd's diffident wife, is summoned to Puglia with her stepson. At first desperate to leave, she soon finds a compelling reason to stay. Ettore, starving, poor and grieving for his lost fiancĂ©e, is too proud to ask his Uncle Leandro for help. Until events conspire to force his hand. Tensions are high as poverty leads veterans of the Great War to the brink of rebellion. And under the burning sky, a reckless love and a violent enmity will bring brutal truths to light . . .
'Wonderfully heartfelt... her best book yet!' heat, five star review 'A gorgeous, warm novel' ADELE PARKS When life feels like a puzzle, sometimes it's the small pieces that make up the bigger picture... Join Bridget on a journey to put her world back together. A successful travel journalist, Bridget has ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog about the missing pieces of her heart into a book. But after a spate of rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition. Nicole Duprďż˝ died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel. Tasked with finishing the book, Bridget is thankful to have her foot in the publishing door, even if it means relocating to Cornwall for the summer and answering to Nicole's grieving husband, Charlie... 'You'll laugh, you'll cry and be hooked from page one. A beautifully written, heart-wrenching journey of love and loss' OK! 'Poignant and lovely, warm and wise' MILLY JOHNSON 'Paige's writing is brilliant' MHAIRI McFARLANE 'I loved it' LINDSEY KELK 'Interrupting my weekend away from Twitter to say... I've just finished The Last Piece of my Heart. Bravo. Bravo' @owlsandstags '5 of 5 stars to The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon' @overflowingklc 'I just finished The Last Piece of my Heart and it was AMAZING!!! I love it SO much!'@Livsescape Praise for The One We Fell in Love with: 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted' MARIAN KEYES 'I blubbed, I laughed and I fell in love... utterly heart-wrenching' GIOVANNA FLETCHER
Author: Linda Castillo
New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo is back with one of her reader favorite stories or suspense and intrigue. Lean, edgy former police detective Jack LaCroix had forty-eight hours to clear his name and keep his freedom. To do it, the escaped prisoner needed attorney Landis McAllister, the woman he'd once thought would share his life. The woman who thought he'd betrayed her. Landis had just pulled her life together. Now Jack was back, compelling her to believe in him despite the damning evidence, proving with a touch that the ashes of their fiery past still smoldered. With the law on their heels and bullets flying at their backs, could they rekindle their trust in each other and find the proof Jack needed before time ran out? Previously published.
The Darkest Hour
Author: Tony Schumacher
Publisher: Harper Collins
A crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W.E.B. Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, in which a hardened British detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achieve the impossibleâ€”redemption. London, 1946. The Nazis have conquered the British, and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its citizens. John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, has been reassigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs. He now answers to the SS, one of the most powerful and terrifying organizations in the Third Reich. Rossett is a man accustomed to obeying commands, but heâ€™s now assigned a job he did not ask forâ€”and cannot refuse: rounding up Jews for deportation, including men and women heâ€™s known his whole life. But they are not the only victims, for the war took Rossettâ€™s wife and son, and shattered his own humanity. Then he finds Jacob, a young Jewish child, hiding in an abandoned building, who touches something in Rossett that he thought was long dead. Determined to save the innocent boy, Rossett takes him on the run, with the Nazis in pursuit. But they are not the only hunters following his trail. The Royalist Resistance and the Communists want him, too. Each faction has its own agenda, and Rossett will soon learn that none of them can be trusted . . . and all of them are deadly.
From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes a delightful Maiden Lane novella that begins once upon a moonlit night---and ends wickedly, wonderfully ever after . . . Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach's occupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he's in for much more than he bargained for . . . At first Matthew Mortimer doesn't believe Hippolyta's story, that she's a fabulously wealthy heiress who's been kidnapped. He assumes she's a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back . . .
Powershell in Depth
Author: Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway
Publisher: Manning Publications
Summary PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by three experienced authors and PowerShell MVPs, this is the PowerShell book you'll keep next to your monitorâ€”not on your bookshelf! Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book A Windows admin using PowerShell every day may not have the time to search the net every time he or she hits a snag. Wouldn't it be great to have a team of seasoned PowerShell experts ready to answer even the toughest questions? That's what you get with this book. PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by PowerShell MVPs Don Jones, Jeffrey Hicks, and Richard Siddaway, each valuable technique was developed and thoroughly tested, so you'll be able to consistently write production-quality, maintainable scripts while saving hours of time and effort. This book assumes you know the basics of PowerShell. What's Inside Automating tasks Packaging and deploying scripts Introduction to Desired State Configuration PowerShell security Covers PowerShell version 3 and later About the Authors Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, and Richard Siddaway are Microsoft MVPs, trainers, and administrators. Collectively, they've authored nearly three dozen books on PowerShell and Windows administration. Table of Contents PART 1 POWERSHELL FUNDAMENTALS Introduction PowerShell hosts Using the PowerShell help system The basics of PowerShell syntax Working with PSSnapins and modules Operators Working with objects The PowerShell pipeline Formatting PART 2 POWERSHELL MANAGEMENT PowerShell Remoting Background jobs and scheduling Working with credentials Regular expressions Working with HTML and XML data PSDrives and PSProviders Variables, arrays, hash tables, and script blocks PowerShell security Advanced PowerShell syntax PART 3 POWERSHELL SCRIPTING AND AUTOMATION PowerShell's scripting language Basic scripts and functions Creating objects for output Scope PowerShell workflows Advanced syntax for scripts and functions Script modules and manifest modules Custom formatting views Custom type extensions Data language and internationalization Writing help Error handling techniques Debugging tools and techniques Functions that work like cmdlets Tips and tricks for creating reports PART 4 ADVANCED POWERSHELL Working with the Component Object Model (COM) Working with .NET Framework objects Accessing databases Proxy functions Building a GUI WMI and CIM Working with the web Desired State Configuration
The Winter Family
Author: Clifford Jackman
A Globe & Mail Top 100 Book of 2015 Longlisted for The 2015 Giller Prize A Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Prize "Sadistic but mesmerizing..." -- The New York Times Book Review Tracing a group of ruthless outlaws from its genesis during the American Civil War all the way to a final bloody stand in the Oklahoma territories, The Winter Family is a hyperkinetic Western noir that reads like a full-on assault to the senses. Spanning the better part of three decades, The Winter Family traverses America's harsh, untamed terrain, both serving and opposing the fierce advance of civilization. Among its twisted specimens, the Winter Family includes the psychopathic killer Quentin Ross, the mean and moronic Empire brothers, the impassive ex-slave Fred Johnson, and the dangerous child prodigy Lukas Shakespeare But at the malevolent center of this ultraviolent storm is their cold, hardened leader, Augustus Winterâ€”a man with an almost pathological resistance to the rules of society and a preternatural gift for butchery. From their service as political thugs in a brutal Chicago election to their work as bounty hunters in the deserts of Arizona, there's a hypnotic logic to Winter's grim borderland morality that plays out, time and again, in ruthless carnage. With its haunting, hard-edged style, The Winter Family is a feverishly paced meditation on human nature and the dark contradictions of progress. From the Hardcover edition.