Samantha Wyatt heads up one of the most powerful private protection agencies in the world. As a former naval interrogator, she knows firsthand what danger looks like. But when the head-turning, savvy, and challenging Jack Roman comes into her life like hot lightning, she's drawn to him like she's never been to anyone before.... She craves his touch, even though it weakens her.
What role, if any, did Immanuel Kant and post–Kantian idealists such as Hegel play in shaping modern theology? In Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit , noted theologian Gary Dorrien argues that Kantian and post–Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology. In this thought–provoking new work, Dorrien contends that while pre–Kantian rationalism offered a critique of religion's authority, it held no theory about the creative powers of mind
"Masterful Insight into Modern Theology"
An unidentified wild creature is on the loose in Blanco County, and, over the protests of game warden John Marlin, the locals have convinced themselves they're dealing with a mythical vampirish beast called a chupacabra. It doesn't help Marlin's cause when a dead body turns up with a fang-like wound in its neck.
"Classic Ben Rehder.......so-so narrator"
Mogul Jack Roman was perfectly happy living the life of a high-powered and charismatic philistine. He had time, money, women, and a penchant for the fast life. Until he met his match in Samantha Wyatt, and his obsession with her would take him to hell and back....
A chilly spring night in rural South Carolina at the tail end of Reconstruction, the murder of innocents. This is the setting for the initial chapter of the historical thriller, A Strange and Bitter Fruit. Thomas "Tee" Powell, 15, manages to escape as his family is lynched. His father, Zeke, mother Hessie and young sisters Lannie and Effie were hung to teach the blacks of Aiken that voting is not the right of the former slaves, not anymore.
"Absolutely one of the best books I have read!!!!"
When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval, or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book.
"Learn a few new things"
When televangelist Peter Boothe decides to build a megachurch on the banks of the Pedernales River, he thinks his biggest problem will be a few unhappy neighbors. However, when backhoe operator Hollis Farley unearths a rare fossil on the construction site - a discovery that could lead to plenty of embarrassing Darwinian publicity - the cover-up begins.
Former military interrogator Samantha Wyatt may have won the battle, but she hasn't won the war against Lucien Lightner, her most cunning nemesis yet. For the first time in her life, she's forced to acknowledge she can't do it alone, but who can she trust? The first man she ever loved or the man she never planned to fall for. Chicago tycoon Jack Roman has risked everything to protect Samantha. But he's been holding onto a secret that threatens to destroy his future with the love of his life.
When the 102-year-old inventor of an amazing new hunting product is murdered, the clues point toward the Endicotts, a controversial reality-show family. Did one of the members do something desperate to claim the invention as their own and boost their waning popularity? Blanco County game warden John Marlin intends to find out, if he can prevent his best friend from having a deadly run-in with the prime suspect. Stag Party is the eighth novel in Ben Rehder's hilarious Blanco County mystery series.
"Great story by Ben Rehder"
In a world plagued with darkness, she could be his salvation. The Vikings are on the verge of losing the battle of taking over the Britains. Their commander was thought to be dead, but is now siding with the enemy. Erik has been labeled the Viking who kills his own men. The prince and heir to the throne is in love with a fiery Highland woman. He must decide between loyalty, family, and love. His family and his army are in ruins. He may be the only one who can save them. Yet the woman he loves could be carrying his child.
After a young woman and a bull are found dead in a dark pasture, Blanco County game warden John Marlin is asked to assist with the investigation. Was it a case of rustling gone wrong? Or maybe a prank turned deadly? Marlin hopes the woman's boyfriend can shed some light on the situation, but he's nowhere to be found. Is he on the run or did the woman's violent brother take matters into his own hands?
"Please please please bring back Jonathan Davis!"
Welcome to Ben Rehder's Blanco County, Texas, where the right to bear arms is about to go very, very wrong. In Gun Shy, the National Weapons Alliance rally in support of every American's right to bear arms is meant to garner huge publicity. And the host of the event is none other than the NWA's newest spokesman, handsome country superstar Mitch Campbell. What nobody suspects is that the Stetson-wearing, gun-toting, bull-riding Campbell is a fraud.
Read in a mixture of Middle-English and modern English, The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.
"Terrible Recording Quality"
Moments of change, chance encounters, twists of fate that create a new way of thinking or being: The stories in Dear Life build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be. The collection includes four powerful pieces, "autobiographical in Feeling", set during the time of Munro's own childhood, in the area where she grew up.
After a high-school football star dies in a late-night motorcycle collision with a wild pig, the boy's wealthy father comes up with a creative scheme to rid Blanco County of the feral pests: He tattoos the ear of one particular pig, then offers a $50,000 reward for anyone who shoots it. Game warden John Marlin is not pleased-chiefly because the bounty is likely to bring a wave of poachers and trespassers to the area. The tension rises even higher when the death of the local boy turns out to be more complicated than it originally appeared.
"Read it but don't listen to this production"
When retired family doctor Sam Moore's old girlfriend is murdered in a local hotel, the police suspect his involvement. The coroner, a former med school colleague whose husband is about to desert her, reveals that she had a crush on Sam in med school. When she is strangled the next day in her own morgue, Sam is once again in the hot seat. Sam's world falls apart when he returns home to find a family member killed in the laundry room, stabbed with his own garden shears.
"Best of Lazar"
Headlines scream across the nation as a country in near panic pleads for the capture of the killers. With little progress, U.S. President Samuel Schroeder asks Jack McCall, a veteran of the CIA and Defense Intelligence, to head up a special multi-agency task force to find the killers. A frustrated and unhappy FBI designates, as its representative, Rachel Johnstone, an agent with whom Jack has had some personal history.
Gus LeGarde's life essentially ended four years ago, when his beloved wife, Elsbeth, leapt from the Letchworth Gorge cliffs. These days, the music professor plays endless Chopin etudes on his antique piano and lavishes love on his family and dog - but nothing buries the pain or answers his burning questions. What made her jump? Why didn't she say goodbye? And how will he be able to live without her?
"A perfect book for a long drive"
Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American.
It's 1978 and acclaimed horror director George A. Romero is gearing up to shoot his zombie cult classic Dawn of the Dead in the Monroeville Mall, just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On Halloween night, a 12-year-old girl dressed as Olivia Newton-John's character from Grease is slashed to death in a brutal, bloody crime. Her mutilated, blood-soaked corpse is found on the back patio of her broken, unhappy steelworker's home on the outskirts of the city. But as imperfect as they both are, the girl's estranged, unfit parents seem incapable of this level of violence....
"A Thoughtful Mystery"