To keep the light of his life, he'll have to do some dark things. After Matt Caine loses his wife in a car accident, all he has left is his daughter, Anna. But just as the little girl - who survived the accident - finally starts thriving, Matt's former in-laws threaten to take her away via a bitter custody battle. Desperate to keep Anna and in debt to some dangerous local thugs, Matt has no good options. But he does have Jay, one very bad friend.
"How far would you go to protect your family?"
In 1919, American headlines proclaimed the fix and cover-up of the World Series as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America." In this painstaking review, Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire scene-by-scene story of the scandal, in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged with the nation’s leading gamblers to throw the series to Cincinnati. Asinof vividly describes the tense meetings, the hitches in the conniving, the actual plays in which the Series was thrown, the Grand Jury indictment, and the famous 1921 trial.
"An American tragedy"
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Doctor Who: Lights Out read by Samuel Anderson. As the newly-regenerated Twelfth Doctor arrives on our TV screens, Puffin are publishing the twelfth instalment in its sensational series of Doctor Who eShorts! With 11 previous stories by some of the most exciting names in children's fiction, this Twelfth Doctor ebook is written by bestselling US author Holly Black.
"A tantalizing taste, with a desire for more..."
The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.
"Not what I was expecting!"
On the surface, Annie Powers' life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. Her husband, Gray, loves her fiercely; together, they dote on their beautiful young daughter, Victory. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her.
"A different kind of thriller"
In a world made nearly perfect by man's enlightened progress, an ancient, hungry apocalypse slithers from the shadows and onto the clean, brightly lit streets. Though few realize anything is wrong, it's already too late: too late for the authorities to face this new threat, for science to discover a cure, for the world's warriors to gear up to fight. It is humanity's swan song, and the fat lady is on the stage and clearing her throat.
Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams. Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe. Surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies, how long will Ptah-hotep survive?
"False Advertising or an Honest Mistake?"
Annie Powers lives a pampered life in a wealthy Florida suburb with a husband and a beautiful daughter. That happiness starts to fade when Annie feels the demons of her past creeping up on her. It's a past that she can't even recall, but recent events - the appearance of a familiar dark figure on the beach, the murder of her psychologist - trigger strange and confusing memories for Annie. She now realizes she has to quickly piece them together before her past comes to claim her and her daughter.
"Another enjoyable Lisa Unger book"
Christopher ist auf der Flucht. Gemeinsam mit der gleichaltrigen Serenity ist er unterwegs in der Wüste Nevadas. Irgendwo dort draußen muss Serenitys Vater leben, der Visionär und Vordenker Jeremiah Jones, der sämtlicher Technik abgeschworen hat, nachdem er erkennen musste, welche Gefahren die weltweite Vernetzung mit sich bringen kann. Doch eine Flucht vor der Technik - ist das heute überhaupt möglich? Serenity ahnt bald, auf was und vor allem auf wen sie sich eingelassen hat.
Nothing in life is ever that simple, and if you are "coming out", then you can have additional complications, because of outmoded race or cultural pressures which have no bearing on today's life whatsoever - other than being carried forward by ignorant minds. Taboos, ideologies, personal fears of "what others may think" all stem from redundant thoughts and times of the past. We can't choose who we are, nor how we are, nor indeed where we are.
As the Luftwaffe make their last desperate assault on the city, Londoners take to the shelters once again and eagerly await the signal for D-Day. In the East End children lead police to a charred, dismembered corpse buried in a bombsite. The victim is German, and it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder.
Black women are the single most religious demographic in the United States, yet they are among the poorest, least educated, and least healthy groups in the nation. Drawing on the author's own past experience as an evangelical minister and her present work as a secular counselor and researcher, The Ebony Exodus Project makes a direct connection between the church and the plight of black women.
"Exactly what the black community needs to hear."
Drawing upon science, history, and the Bible, Roger examines the truth in a simple, easy to understand manner, boldly proclaiming that no one race, no one individual, is superior to another - no one!
A record spinner's memoirs... The true story of the day-to-day, play-by-play adventures of a young, insecure, teenage wallflower, from a small Midwestern factory town, who dives head first in to the rabbit hole of psychedelia, flaxen, waxen, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. In the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Sean Conrad experiences the ups and downs of having just too damn much fun - and the consequences that come with it. From hanging out with rock stars to being homeless... and back again.
Ares has the kind of life most people long for. However, he hasn't yet fulfilled his one desire in life: to become an untraceable serial killer. When he begins committing murders, he suddenly unleashes the monster within, murdering his unsuspecting victims in a unique pattern according to their zodiac signs. Through preparation, he becomes a killer who is well versed in all of the world's most deadly murderers and their tactics, a killer who researched the methods of law enforcement and honed his ability to avoid detection
Here are a baker's dozen of Paul Laurence Dunbar's poems brought to life in the medium he always wrote for - the spoken word. As narrated by Bobby Norfolk, these poems evoke the range of moods, from elegy to wonder to celebration, that the poet is remembered for.