In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin’s road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm.
"Janis Joplin & John Cooke (a winning team)"
While concluding a European vacation with his girlfriend, Kathleen, Jake Travis is given an assignment: Kill an international assassin who targets the loved ones of special ops personnel. The assassin is known to dress as a cardinal and take contemplative strolls in Kensington Gardens. Jake completes his task and he and Kathleen return to Florida where she learns that he "clipped the wrong bird". Jake had murdered a popular and progressive cardinal.
"Narrator not Good"
When Jake Travis is contracted by his ex-army colonel to retrieve a missing 50-year-old Cold War letter, he quickly finds himself entwined in a world where the line between good and evil becomes increasingly blurred. The letter, written in 1961 by a CIA operative who met a mysterious demise, has ended up in the possession of Raydel Escobar. As Jake relentlessly pursues the enigmatic Escobar, he soon discovers that Escobar is involved in far more than simply blackmailing the IRS.
"Couldn't finish it."
Jake Travis, while trying to expose a corrupt Miami art gallery, goes undercover for the FBI. The gallery's owner, Phillip Agatha, is more enchanted with murder than he is with art. Aboard Agatha's luxury yacht, the Gail Force, Jake is taken by Agatha's hospitality and falls for his alluring assistant, Christina. Unknowingly, Jake plays into Agatha's hands and initiates actions that will cause a young woman to die.
Thane Jordan reluctantly travels to England to settle his brother's estate only to find he's inherited much more than he could possibly have imagined. Lady Jemma Bryan has no desire to spend a single minute in Thane Jordan's insufferable presence much less live under the same roof with the handsome, arrogant American. Forced to choose between poverty or marriage to the man, she travels across an ocean and America to reach his ranch in Oregon.
"Nice story, dreadful narration"
Jenny Spencer is missing after a violent encounter on a beach. Her aunt, Susan Blake, asks wisecracking PI Jake Travis to intervene. Susan and Jake spent only one dinner together and both felt an instant attraction. Jake walked away. He was, and is, committed to Kathleen. As Jake and his partner, Garrett Demarcus, close the circle on finding Jenny, they discover that Kathleen's past ties to organized crime and Jenny's life are strangely entwined. They fight a two-front battle to find Jenny and to protect Kathleen.
"Good beach read"
The American Home Front is a fascinating artifact, a sharp portrait that shows America changing from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist.
"one man's shallow view"
George MacWhirtle Fleck's life is fairly ordinary until he falls off a roof. Suddenly, his childhood dreams of his body in flight come rushing back to him in a conscious reawakening of his belief in his own latent power. Despite therapy and the frustration of his wife, George cannot be dissuaded from his growing obsession to fly - and the lines between his dream life and his waking life begin to blur. A talking crow opens the way for George to travel the world, and then, he meets a mythical stargoose that takes him beyond his wildest dreams into a realm of breathtaking wonder.
Together for the first time - All five stories in the best-selling sweet romance series, Places to See.When you make a promise... you have to keep it.
Laila Byrne made a final promise to her friend. She will travel more and work less. After sticking a pin in a map of the world, she heads off to Ireland. Laila's trip doesn't work out as planned, but the mix-up results in a chance encounter with a handsome Irishman, Alasdair. Alasdair spends all his waking hours trying to figure out how to keep his family's century old pub, The Empress of Ireland, open for business.
"Charming story, but flat characters"
Laila Byrne made a final promise to her friend. She will travel more and work less. After sticking a pin in a map of the world, she heads off to Ireland. Laila's trip doesn't work out as planned, but the mix-up results in a chance encounter with a handsome Irishman, Alasdair. Alasdair spends all his waking hours trying to figure out how to keep his family's century-old pub, The Empress of Ireland, open for business. He doesn't have time for anything. But when the lovely American comes across his path, will he find time?
"Clever and charming"
Bringing the United States during World War II dramatically to life, this title presents an introduction to the challenges that faced America at the start of a war long thought avoidable.
Nine years ago Ellie's now ex-boyfriend was the finance manager of her publishing house. He drained all her bank accounts and disappeared. Since that time she has not made any effort to pursue a new relationship or even date. Her life revolves around her growing business and a small group of women friends who are all single, about the same age, have no kids, and are driven to succeed in their careers.
Sophie Grant made a promise to her friend. She loves the comfort of her bookstore and has no desire whatsoever to go on an adventure - not when she can read about them every day in a book.But a promise is a promise. After sticking a pin in a map she heads off to the Colorado Rockies.