The Quito operation was meant to be a milk run for Agent Maggie de la Cruz: just hand over the two-million-dollar payoff and nail Commerce Oil for drilling in the Amazon. But that’s not quite how things play out. The sting is sabotaged. Maggie has to run. Then an eco-terrorist group kidnaps a corrupt oil minister and the Agency needs to send Maggie back to clean up Washington’s mess. Another milk run? Maybe—if no one has a secret agenda. But agent de la Cruz will deal with it. Any way she can.
I get paid to erase problems.
Did your extramarital affair produce an unwanted complication? Family problems? Just want to enjoy your midlife crisis by yourself?
That's where I come in. For a fee I'll take care of it. A big fee.
Only, I'm not going to do what you think. I'm going to get someone away from you and your selfish world.
Troubled teen Maddy Eastin feels discarded and unloved. She concocts a scheme to attract her absentee father’s attention and when it backfires, she’s swept up in a media whirlwind. Maddy ends up on the evening news where a sadistic madman watches, making plans of his own. When Maddy disappears, she’s labeled a runaway. Will anyone believe she was really a victim of foul play?
Domino the barn cat only wants to keep his territory vermin-free, prowl with his housecat friends, and impress the mysterious half-wild female who lives in the nearby woods. Then a brilliant new cat moves to the neighborhood and soon changes the beliefs and behavior of all the local pets. Before he realizes what’s happening, Domino is caught up in an existential struggle to protect his territory, his family, and a time-honored feline way of life.
Physicist Lucas Ramsay travels back in time to correct mistakes that have cost billions of lives, but runs into a new problem when his incursion pulls in hundreds of copies of himself from parallel universes.
Now his planned reversion is infinitely more complex as he’s forced to do battle with evil versions of himself, some of whom want to craft a timeline more beneficial to their universe, but horrific to all the others, including Earth’s.
BASED ON A BIZARRELY TRUE STORY:
Andrea Bravos is dazed and amazed when a Styrofoam burger box with her ex's ashes arrives in the mail. Her adventure to find out what happened will upset officials of several small countries, insult the founders of three major religions, give her four adult children acid reflux and lead her to assault with a deadly golf club. It’s almost all true: even the avocados, WWII spy, IRS agent, palm reader and deadly spider. Move over Marple and Plum, here comes Andy!
The Princess Royal of a peaceful planet inhabited by a psychically gifted race spurns her pampered life to attend the space academy of an aggressive warrior race. But when her supposed new friends invade her homeworld, she is thrust into solitary confinement far from home, with nothing but fantasies to keep her company. Until news of a rising rebellion against the empire becomes the focus of her days. A rebellion she will finally make her own.
Abel Velasco counts the number of times his aunt hits him. Abel counts many things. He can’t help it – he’s a savant.
1982 - Abel has left foster care to live with his cousin and abusive aunt. His typical teenage struggles are compounded by the complication of his savant talents.
Searching for a challenge, he becomes obsessed with the mysterious architecture of an abandoned mansion and strangely numbered bible, launching his journey from suburban New Jersey to Berkeley, California and beyond.
When Charlie vanishes without warning, only the people who love her are worried. Even if the law considers her an adult at nineteen, Charlie's still the baby of her already broken family. Older sister Olivia finds a lost cell phone, an abandoned car and a shady boyfriend she'd never met before. And he's not the only secret Charlie's been keeping.
This disappearance feels uncomfortably familiar, like another loss years before. But this will be different, Olivia swears. Charlie's coming back.
It's been 100 years since the Specters invaded Earth. Like ghosts they haunt the planet, devouring any human being foolish enough to venture outside of the last remaining protected cities. For some humans, venturing out isn't a choice--it's an opportunity to prove yourself to your clan. But when a coterie of New Adults undertaking a mission deep in Specter territory discover a terrible secret, they quickly find that everything they've learned may be wrong ... and Earth is in grave danger.
A bank fraud investigator goes undercover in Sumatra to find a young woman who may or may not have been kidnapped. Her job might be easier if she didn't have to deal with her boss's untrained son and the unexpected appearance of an ex-boyfriend/conman who has his own secret agenda.
An accident during the construction of a tunnel under the Bering Sea leads to the discovery of evidence that hints at the survival of an unknown protohuman species. A team of experts is dispatched into the caverns in hopes of finding the primates before the unstable strata causes their extinction. Something else lurks in the darkness, though…a creature that’s evolved into a predator unlike any the world has ever known, and it’s up to the scientists to make sure that it never reaches the surface.
It starts with a phone call a week before New Year's. A familiar voice whispering the number ten and then hanging up. Madison doesn't think much of it but when he calls back the next night it becomes clear that he's counting down to something. Frightened, Madison turns to the only man she knows who can help her, the handsome detective across the street. Ethan Parker is exactly the man she needs but as the countdown nears zero, she soon realizes she's not just risking her life but her heart too.
THE EAGLE TREE is an unique coming-of-age story told in the first person by March Williams, an autistic 14 year old boy obsessed with the trees of the Pacific Northwest. March's ebullient embrace of trees is counter-balanced by his indifference to most human relationships and his (sometimes hilarious) misunderstandings of many social signals. March's powerful obsession with an endangered old-growth pine -- the Eagle Tree -- shows his community that his voice deserves to be heard.
1493: Joanna, one of 2000 Jewish children snatched from their parents in Lisbon, is sent as a slave to the island of São Tomé. 1495: Diego, once a sailor with Columbus, travels war-torn lands and pirate-infested seas seeking his lost family with his sister Rachel and their Taino friend Hutia. 1497: In Istanbul, Rachel finds work in the Sultan’s harem. Hutia trades his past for a new name and a new faith. Diego, still unsure of his purpose, sets sail for the hell Jews call the Isle of Crocodiles.
When Lucy Parker’s eccentric grandmother dies, Lucy must return a beloved painting to a mysterious man in Italy, leading her on a journey to discover long-buried family secrets that could change everything. When Lucy’s childhood best friend, estate lawyer Jack Hamilton, agrees to accompany her, will they find their second chance at love? From the tiny town of Applebury, Massachusetts to the rolling hills of Tuscany, never-told family secrets unfurl in…the Lost Art of Second Chances.
In the sequel to the Kindle Scout selection Freelancer, Kari Tahe is trying to lie low as the civil war continues to rage between the states. With the hacker community gone silent and the leaders of the warring nations assassinated, Kari is forced to enter the dangerous world of the Unseen.
Nicholas Trilby made two mistakes: the first was moving to the Colorado Rockies where he was promptly abducted by aliens. His second mistake was telling the world about it. Now his secret retreat has become a tourist town, and he's the guest of honor at its annual Alien Fest. The situation is pretty awful as far as he's concerned, but it becomes considerably worse when a reporter from the Roswell Explorer ends up dead in the nearby lake and Nicholas becomes the prime suspect in his murder.
The dead man's head rests on a halo of blood. His hands are locked together as if in prayer. Rookie police officer John Drake is first on scene. His superiors want to call it an accidental death, but he isn't convinced. In his previous life Drake saw his share of dead bodies. He knows this was not an accident. When he uncovers a list with five names including the name of the dead man, there's only one question. Are the names on the list suspects or potential victims?
Charles Burnsten is one of England’s most eligible bachelors. In fit of madness, he agrees to a disastrous wager: that he can make any woman fall in love with him, without the benefit of his wealth or title. Julia Morland is a vicar’s daughter who’s more interested in science and philanthropy than romance. She’s been burned by love before, and wants nothing to do with her former suitor or his mysterious wastrel of a friend.
A disguise, a wager, and an ex-suitor: what could go wrong?
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