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When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal's St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back. For Sime, the 850-mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city. Travelling as part of an eight-officer investigation team, Sime's destination lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometres wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants - the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home.
O. Henry was a prolific American short-story writer - a master of surprise endings - who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. Here is "A Blackjack Bargainer," the story of the drunken Yancey Goree, a washed-up lawyer who has lost his money, possessions, property, and self-respect as a result of playing poker. After settling a feud, however, he manages to redeem himself by trading places with an old rival.
Meet Merlin. He's Lucy's bright, beautiful son - who just happens to be autistic. Since Merlin's father left them in the lurch, Lucy has made Merlin the centre of her world. Struggling with the joys and tribulations of raising her adorable yet challenging child (if only Merlin came with operating instructions), Lucy doesn't have room for any other man in her life. By the time Merlin turns 10, Lucy is seriously worried that the Pope might start ringing her up for tips on celibacy, so resolves to dip a toe back into the world of dating.
I say, 'Don't lose your heart, Rube.' And very clearly, without moving, my brother answers me. He says, 'I'm not tryin' to lose it, Cam. I'm tryin' to find it.' The Wolfe brothers know how to fight. They've been fighting all their lives. Now there's something more at stake than just winning. A powerful, poignant novel from the author of the international bestseller, The Book Thief.
My name’s Cameron Wolfe. I have a little bit of sense. I don’t have much sense. My older brother Ruben gets me into plenty of trouble. I get Rube into as much trouble as he gets me into. I have a family, yes, that doesn’t really function without tomato sauce. That’s me. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are brothers. They spend most of their time throwing one-handed boxing matches (they only have the one pair of gloves) and plotting to rob the local dentists.
Do you dream of starting your own business but don’t have any money? What if you could set up a venture with nothing but a good business idea and the determination to make it work? It’s an appealing idea, particularly in the current economic climate where no one has cash to spare and austerity rules the day. In fact, studies show that more people start businesses during recessions than at any other time. The good news is that it can be done, provided you follow a few golden rules.
Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson?
In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his 'Top 5 Secrets of Business Success', to hard-hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business.
Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award. Winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. Forty years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie bogs of Big Nothin' that the city really lives.
Two months ago Dr. Cassandra Hart was forced to kill a man. The man who murdered her best friend, almost killed Drake and seriously wounded her. Now she's back at work in her Pittsburgh ER, but nothing seems the same. When she fears that a young boy is being abused by his "perfect" mother, her friends and colleagues worry that she's returned to work too soon, imagining dangers that don't exist. Others accuse her of trying to cover up her own alleged mistakes in the boy's treatment by making a false report of abuse.
Imagine a superhero that can truly save the day! Whose power and strength are unlimited! Walter's Mighty Superhero is like no other; with his superhero all things are possible. Join Walter as he and his friends discover all the things this superhero can do in Walter's Mighty Superhero.
The main characters are three wealthy, eccentric, middle-aged sisters. Most have general American accents. The secondary character's are one Asian-American male, two Mexican American females (one with more of a Mexican accent than the other), then an older Mexican man. The rest are all Americans of various ages from 22 to 92 and can have any Houston "twang".
When the body of 45-year-old Glen Harrelson was found in his Denver home, police tried to contact his wife, but soon they made a startling realization. She had played the part of grieving widow once before: Her previous husband also had died a mysterious accidental death...
This audiobook is my personal tribute to the Beatles - Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. One might think, for just a moment, that my subtitle - "Growing up with John, Paul, George and Ringo" - would imply that I actually grew up with these men during my childhood. Well, I actually did grow up with them but not in the physical sense of having played with them as boys in the neighborhoods of Liverpool, England, or having attended school with them. (I was only a toddler when they invaded America.)
Is there life after failure for the child of God? Is there life after defeat? Life after sin? Is there a way of restoration for the believer who has been attacked by Satan and knocked from the race? Is victory possible after conquest and downfall? Alpha Predator gives a Biblical answer to these searching questions. Alpha Predator is an adventure-saturated exposition of 1 Peter 5:8-11, uniquely illustrated with stories from living in the bush of Southern Africa and true-life encounters with lions.
Learn 1,100 core words in the legal world. Here are must-know words for lawyers, law students, and people involved in the judicial system. The 7th title in the Simply Legal series, Legal Words includes all 27 Amendments to the Constitution: the first 10 in the Bill of Rights and the 17 ones thereafter.
E.E. King offers a unique perspective on life, love and sometimes the meaning of the universe. This exuberant collection of short fiction and a novella is often hysterical, occasionally tragic and always thoughtful. Funny and dark, these tales will have you up all night.
Fell's Hollow: a seedy, thief-riddled, sorcerer-plagued city tucked away in a hidden cove. Here you'll meet the most fascinating characters, characters that live and die by the skill of their blades, the breadth of their wit, and the whim of their luck...Meet these characters and more as they struggle to survive in a city smothered in crime, threatened by war, and haunted by a bloodsucking creature that stalks the streets at night. Enter the world of Fell's Hollow, where swords, sorcery, and sinister dealings are the daily fare!
Written in easy-to-follow language, this resource offers opportunity for a well-rounded, general education that can help to instill a better level of confidence and knowledge to inventors of new products with potential for success in the marketplace. No one can promise positive outcomes to inventors but being well-armed with the right information can significantly increase the chances of success.
Spencer Marshall was through moping. After catching her boyfriend cheating with his secretary, she decides to have a girl's weekend in Vegas with her best friend Ryan. Lady Luck must be looking out for Spencer, because that weekend will change her life forever. Despite what people say, not everything stays in Vegas.
Why mobile home park ownership is the best investment in this economy and step by step instructions how to acquire and manage a profitable park. Multi-park owner and manager of her own mobile home parks Laura Cochran believes that owning a mobile home park is the best investment and attainable for anyone who wants to add a mobile home park investment to his or her portfolio.