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A Backhanded Gift

Author : Marshall Jon Fisher
ISBN : 1937559149
Genre : Fiction
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"It's the late 1980s, and Robert Cherney has left New York to teach tennis in Munich. In addition, he's coaching the Mattathias Club men's league team, a motley goup of neurotics whose eccentricities seem exacerbated by their situtation as Jews living in Germany. He's also trying to forget Lexa, the focus of years of erotic obsession back in New York. . . As Robert searches for the right woman and his true calling, he can't help but wonder if an insufficient gift is worse than no gift at all." -- p. 4 of cover.
Category: Fiction

Bag Men A Novel

Author : Mark Costello
ISBN : 9780393062816
Genre : Fiction
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The authenticity of George V. Higgins and the hipness of Carl Hiassen combine to galvanic effect in this debut police thriller of Boston in the sixties. The authenticity of George V. Higgins and the hipness of Carl Hiassen combine to galvanic effect in this debut police thriller of Boston in the sixties. An urban police thriller and first novel with a differenceliterary smarts and the real inside skinny on big-city politics and crime fighting. New Year's Day, 1965. The body of Father George Sedgewick is discovered on a snow-covered runway of Logan Airport, brutally murdered. No leads. Missing: four thousand hosts, blessed by the Pope, meant to be given out to the faithful at the first English-language mass in America later that year. Assigned to the case: Ray Dunn, rising young assistant district attorney, son of a corrupt cop. In another part of the city, legendary narcotics detective Manny Manning begins a desperate search for the shadowy source of deadly new heroin hitting the streets. This time Manny is determined to reach the top, but his adversary is cunning, brutaland branching out into a strange new drug called "acid". . . These quests for a killer and a dealer will intersect, unleashing the ghosts of the past and unlocking the secrets of Boston's most powerful institutions. Authentic, knowing, bracingly cynical, Bag Men immediately launches John Flood into the first rank of America's crime writers.
Category: Fiction

Sleeping In Eden

Author : Nicole Baart
ISBN : 9781439197370
Genre : Fiction
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She knew what he wrote . . . One little word that made her feel both cheated and beloved. One word that changed everything. MINE. On a chilly morning in the Northwest Iowa town of Blackhawk, Dr. Lucas Hudson is filling in for the vacationing coroner on a seemingly open-and-shut suicide case. His own life is crumbling around him, but when he unearths the body of a woman buried in the barn floor beneath the hanging corpse, he realizes this terrible discovery could change everything. . . . Years before Lucas ever set foot in Blackhawk, Meg Painter met Dylan Reid. It was the summer before high school and the two quickly became inseparable. Although Meg’s older neighbor, Jess, was the safe choice, she couldn’t let go of Dylan no matter how hard she tried. Caught in a web of jealousy and deceit that spiraled out of control, Meg’s choices in the past ultimately collide with Lucas’s discovery in the present, weaving together a taut story of unspoken secrets and the raw, complex passions of innocence lost.
Category: Fiction

The Devil S Right Hand

Author : Lilith Saintcrow
ISBN : 9780748130696
Genre : Fiction
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Meet Dante Valentine. Necromance. Bounty Hunter. Dante Valentine is short on sleep and far from happy. She's just signed away seven years of her life - and her partner's - to hunt down four rogue demons that have escaped from hell. Maybe she'll find them. Maybe they'll find her. Nobody said it was easy being the Devil's right hand. Dante Valentine is licensed to raise the dead: a fully accredited Necromance in an world where a range of psionic Talents have been harnessed to help mankind. Not that mankind always appreciates this. She's one of the best in her field to survive training, and has an emerald embedded in her forehead to prove it. She's also dangerous and prickly with a suicidal streak. Who better to make a contract with the Devil - but what will happen when the deal turns sour and all hell breaks loose?
Category: Fiction


Author : Elizabeth Adler
ISBN : 9780307574787
Genre : Fiction
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The Haven Women--born into Hollywood sin and scandal, they inherited their mother's passion... Venetian, Paris, India-three beautiful women, each named for the city or country in which she'd been conceived, each driven by passionate needs for success and love. Raised apart, their past bound by one extraordinary woman-the legendary Jenny Haven. She gave them life. She gave them everything they needed to "make it." then-suddenly, mysteriously-she was gone, leaving them only a tangled web of lies... "Elizabeth Adler weaves the saga and mystery genres together." -- Kirkus Reviews "Elizabeth Adler writes with charm, wit, warmth, and a good deal of raw suspense... the way things should happen in big, glitzy novels." --Rave Reviews From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Hunters In The Dark

Author : Lawrence Osborne
ISBN : 9780553447354
Genre : Fiction
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From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher, 28-year-old Englishman Robert Grieve decides to go missing. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events-- involving a bag of “jinxed” money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, and a rich doctor’s daughter-- that changes Robert’s life forever. Hunters in the Dark is a sophisticated game of cat and mouse redolent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith, where identities are blurred, greed trumps kindness, and karma is ruthless. Filled with Hitchcockian twists and turns, suffused with the steamy heat and pervasive superstition of the Cambodian jungle, and unafraid to confront difficult questions about the machinations of fate, this is a masterful novel that confirms Lawrence Osborne’s reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.
Category: Fiction

The New Yorker

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ISBN : IND:30000080754827
Genre : American wit and humor, Pictorial
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Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

A Love Forbidden

Author : Kathleen Morgan
ISBN : 9780800719715
Genre : Fiction
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Shiloh Wainwright begins teaching at the White River Indian Agency and must deal with a harsh U.S. government, the threat of an Indian uprising, and her feelings for Jesse Blackwater, a childhood friend who is half Ute Indian.
Category: Fiction

Saint Exup Ry

Author : Stacy Schiff
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010509912
Genre : Air pilots
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From a master biographer, the life story of the daring French aviator who became one of the twentieth century's most beloved authors Antoine de Saint-Exupery disappeared at age forty-four during a reconnaissance flight over southern France. At the time he was best known for a career of daring flights over the Sahara, the Pyrenees, and Patagonia and for his contributions to the science of aviation. But the solitary hours he spent above the earth in open cockpit airplanes gave birth to a more famous legacy, a series of enchanting, autobiographical novels and the classic story "The Little Prince," still the most translated book in the French language. An impoverished aristocrat from one of France's oldest families, Saint-Exupery moved at age twenty-seven to the western Sahara Desert, to live alone in a plank shack and manage the way station for the Aeropostale, the French mail service. His careers as a novelist and an aviator were born here, and his life once he returned to Europe was defined--with brilliant and catastrophic results--by the sense of isolated fascination and curiosity he developed in the desert. In this definitive biography, Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff reveals an intrepid and unconventional life that rivals the best adventure stories. "A remarkable biography; indeed, it is impossible to imagine the job better done. It is balanced, perceptive, thoroughly researched, and exceptionally well-written." "--The New Yorker " "
Category: Air pilots


Author : Keith Russell Ablow, MD
ISBN : 9781429901116
Genre : Fiction
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Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger returns in this arresting new thriller from bestselling author Keith Ablow. Having achieved celebrity status with his last case, Clevenger is tapped by the FBI to catch an elusive murderer known as the Highway Killer, who has left twelve bodies strewn across twelve states. But the Highway Killer isn't just a serial killer--he's a psychiatrist whose brilliance as a doctor is matched only by his precision as a murderer. When he writes to a national newspaper challenging Clevenger to cure him through an exchange of open letters, a gripping public therapy unfolds. With the Highway Killer's brutality reaching new heights as he confronts his mind's darkest demons, will Clevenger exorcise those demons before they spin completely out of control?
Category: Fiction