Abraham Koyfman is a widower of nine months. He works from home selling subliminal self-help tapes for a questionable doctor he found in an ad in the back of a magazine. His meager retirement is enough now that he's alone and Abraham is ready to quit his job - a task proving to be difficult due to the company's tactics. The combination of grief and the lack of empathy from his adult children have him ready to quit life, also.
Get a glimpse into the underworld of espionage and professional killing with Memoir of a Variable. Follow the story of X, an assassin for the CIA who defies the odds when he turns on the organization that forced his hand to take the lives of innocent people. X must fight for his humanity in an international chase that takes him from Hong Kong to New York.
Enzo Mannoti wants Max Yuma dead. What he did to the business alone earned him a death warrant; then he got personal. Enzo would kill him twice if he could. But the question is: How? The last two people Enzo sent to kill Yuma ended up dead themselves. Now Yuma has dropped out of sight for a year, adding to the problem. Therefore, the average hit man won't do. Enzo will need someone very special to fix this problem, someone who knows how Yuma thinks; someone who can flush him out, track him down.
Ray Stryker is a Gulf War veteran, ex-cop turned private investigator, and a recovering alcoholic with a volatile temper and a short fuse. Jayne Morris is a painter and aspiring writer, ritually abused as a child, who harbors some inner demons of her own. Her life is also empty until she meets Ray, and for now, these two damaged people seem to complete each other. Enter Romeo; a suave, charming serial killer - who has his eyes set on Jayne. Can Ray stop him in time from claiming Jayne as his next victim?
The Cook Islands, named after the British Captain who seems to have been everywhere in the Pacific, are scattered like tiny jewels over a large stretch of sea between Tahiti and Samoa. Rarotonga, the principal island, is 2,500 miles due south of Honolulu - as far south of the equator as Honolulu is north of it - a similarity that provides both places with ideal climates. But that's as far as the similarity goes, for in spite of their recently built international airport, the Cooks remain off the beaten path.
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway bet his fellow writers at the Algonquin Round Table that he could write a complete short story in six words. The other writers ponied up 10 bucks each, and Papa claimed the pot with possibly the saddest six words ever written: "For sale: baby shoes. Never worn." In this collection, Mario Milosevic offers 41 of his own very short stories. By turns funny, fantastic, witty, fabulous, and poignant, none are as brief as six words, but they all pack a punch and are guaranteed to intrigue, amuse, and move.