When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....
With the thrones of the Sovereign Five broken, the Kingdom sits on the brink of ruin. A new threat rises from the north - an alliance between two rulers. While the Earl and the Countess plot for the throne, King Crevan slips deeper into madness. All of their fates are intertwined...and may yet be tied to a boy from the mountains. Forced to choose between avenging his village and protecting those he loves, Kael begins the long journey home.
A holiday party takes on a sinister aspect when the colourful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. The owner of the substantial estate, that old Scrooge Nathaniel Herriard, is found stabbed in the back. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered a locked room to commit the foul deed.
"Heyer's Christmas Mystery"
Alpha team, the world's best and last surviving Tier-1 operators, are adrift on Lake Michigan - and fast drifting into what looks like a damned hostile shoreline. Deep in the National Forest nearby, a former police officer and survivalist battles to keep her family alive - and tries to decide whether the commandos of Alpha are more dangerous to her alive or dead.
The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor's TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox. As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians.
Luck is a double-edged sword for brooding war hero Rhys St. Maur. His death wish went unanswered on the battlefield, while fate allowed the murder of his good friend in the elite gentlemen’s society known as the Stud Club. Out of options, Rhys returns to his ancestral home on the moors of Devonshire, expecting anything but a chance at redemption in the arms of a beautiful innkeeper who dares him to take on the demons of his past - and the sweet temptation of a woman’s love.
Due to a last-minute change in plans, a group of unlikely traveling companions finds themselves on a camping trip in the Adirondacks. They include the soon-to-be-divorced Valerie; her oddball friends, Melissa and James; her moody teenage daughter, Brianne; and Val's estranged husband's fiancee, Jennifer. Val is dealing with unresolved feelings toward her ex and grappling with jealousy and resentment toward his younger, prettier new flame.
"Would Have Rather Cleaned My House"
Engaging and transforming, The Happiest Man in the World provides a unique and compelling insight into the life and legacy of a man who found true happiness in relinquishment and selfless service.
When Royer Goldhawk witnesses a fly-by kidnapping, he becomes inextricably entangled in a madman's plot to break the barrier to another world and harness an unimaginable power. With the help of his friends, Royer embarks on a mission of rescue and revenge that will lead him across the country and plunge him into a world of magic, machines, and danger
In the sleepy town of Shadow Hills, Kate Sheridan is determined to move beyond the loss of her mother. What she doesn't know is that she is the object of Michael Frost’s obsession. Michael has been alone for too long, but loving Kate could destroy what he’s worked for centuries to protect. In this paranormal romance, Michael battles his remaining human emotions and the supernatural rules that bind him. Will Kate be able to stand against him? Or will Michael betray himself and those he's sworn to defend?
When Grady Bowman and his new girlfriend, Julia Elkins, travel from San Francisco to the Far East to get Grady back into the gem business, a jeweler in Bangkok tells them the extraordinary true story of two female Japanese pearl divers who discovered in the Andaman Sea an oyster bed filled with priceless, naturally blue pearls. The divers were murdered for what they found, and now the son of one of the divers wants revenge. As Grady and Julia hunt for the source of the priceless pearls, they are led to the estate and oyster farms of the world's wealthiest pearl dealer.
Zed and Murphy are trying to find their surviving friends to finally get out of Austin and head west to safety, away from the zombie hordes. But trouble, their perpetual companion, dogs them at every turn as they discover that infected humans aren't the only source of mortal danger.
Masonic scholar William Wynn Westcott examines the assertion that the ancient religious sect, known as the Essenes, was in many ways a precursor to the Masonic fraternity. In addition to the notable features of brotherly love, relief, truth, morality and universal tolerance, there were much more tangible similarities, such as initiation, oaths, modes of recognition and the reception of an apron upon admittance. Or, at least that's what other Masonic writers would have you believe.
In a remote, crumbling house in the Fens live four sisters - Agatha, Milly, and Ellen and Esther - identical twins so closely linked as to be almost one person. They have lived there all their lives, trapped still by the fear of their dead father, who governs his daughters' lives from beyond the grave. And then there is George, another inhabitant, imprisoned in the cellar. Little by little, macabre events come to light: events that transform an idyllic country childhood into a world of eccentric isolation.
For a modern culture that does not highly value life, it is paradoxical that we don't want to talk about the dying process or the possibility of an afterlife. Catholics sometime suffer from the same hesitation about talking about death. Yet the Roman Catholic religion and culture are a constant preparation for that moment when we must trust Jesus for our salvation. All the rituals and sacraments, prepare our minds and hearts for that thing from which there is no escape.
In this classic work of Jewish mystical thought, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz explores the major questions asked by modern Jews about the nature of existence. The Thirteen Petalled Rose addresses profound topics like Good and Evil, Divine Revelation, The Human Soul and the Search for Self, as it translates ancient kabbalistic concepts into an intelligible language for a new generation.
Marie Jenson is no longer the naive college student whose life was turned upside down by terrorism many years ago. When she is personally caught up in the throes of the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, Marie is forced to come to terms with deep scars she carries. While risking the loss of everything she holds dear, Marie is catapulted onto a new path that will have deep implications for her personally and for the nation's security.
When Sir Charles Baskerville dies in mysterious circumstances, his nephew and heir Sir Henry returns from South Africa. In the meanwhile, Dr. Mortimer, the local doctor, is concerned about Sir Henry's safety, so he consults Sherlock Holmes and recounts the tale of one Sir Hugo Baskerville, who several generations previously, had been killed by a huge hound and which now is believed to be a curse on the family.
Set in a Spanish seaside enclave this is a passionate account of lost love and the return to loving, where currents of regret and loneliness clash with a fiery instinct for survival. The author also wrote The Country Girl's Trilogy, August is a Wicked Month and Johnny I Hardly Knew You.
Beautiful young Alexandra Glenn has been sent across the ocean to East Hampton to help restore the early paintings of renowned American Impressionist Andrew Lowell. Her excitement at the prospect of working with the aging master is quickly dimmed when she is confronted by Matthew McKenna, Lowell's mysterious houseguest and protector, who seems determined to drive her away.