A distraught businessman kills himself after a short, impolite conversation with a detective named Jules Bettinger. Because of this incident, the unkind (but decorated) policeman is forced to relocate himself and his family from Arizona to the frigid north, where he will work for an understaffed precinct in Victory, Missouri. This collapsed rustbelt city is a dying beast that devours itself and its inhabitants...and has done so for more than four decades. Its streets are covered with dead pigeons and there are seven hundred criminals for every law enforcer. Partnered with a boorish and demoted corporal, Bettinger investigates a double homicide in which two policemen were slain and mutilated. The detective looks for answers in the fringes of the city and also in the pasts of the cops with whom he works—men who stomped on a local drug dealer until he was disabled. Bettinger soon begins to suspect that the double homicide is not an isolated event, but a prelude to a series of cop executions... The author, S. Craig Zahler, is currently adapting Mean Business on North Ganson Street into a movie for Warner Brothers; Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio are both attached to the project.
An ancient tale has resurfaced... And its vile curse has claimed the heart of a tranquil Virginia town, morphing it into a malicious world hidden from the rest of society. The residents of Rockdale Valley were confused when waves of quakes hit their town and terrified when reports of missing people and animal attacks suddenly rise. For one former cop, it wasn’t enough to pry her focus away from her own troubles. Living in the outskirts of town just behind the mountains that snugged it, she couldn’t help but keep her focus on the torment she was having to endure each and every night, her chronic nightmares that began just after suffering amnesia from an accident that occurred in the forest of the mountains not too far from where she resided. It was a part of her past she was unable to recall, a part of her past her father refused to discuss. Determined to find answers, Alyssa makes a hasty decision to stop by her parents’ residence before vacationing with friends resulting in her fleeing to Rockdale Valley. Once confined in the shaken town, she has no choice but to face the nightmare that unfolds in front of her as she quickly begins to piece it with her own restless dreams.
Kate Archer left home years ago, swearing that she would die before she returned to Maine. As plans go, it was a pretty good one ¾ simple and straightforward. Not quite fast enough, though. Before she can quite manage the dying part, Kate gets notice that her grandmother is missing, leaving the carousel that is the family business untended. And in Archers Beach, that means way more trouble than just a foreclosure. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Advanced Praise for Carousel Tides: _Carousel Tides pulls you into the chill foggy reality of peeling-paint sand-grit coastal Maine outside of tourist season and then hands you something else ¾ the hidden world lurking in shadows or under the lands surface or just offshore, where Black Dogs hunt the night and selkies toss unpleasant truths over their shoulders before diving into the next wave. In the center of this, Kate Archer tends and guards one of the spookiest carousels this side of Ray Bradbury and wonders what has happened to her grandmother. The old woman sent her a letter, left papers deeding over the carousel and old house and the Land (meaning much more than property), and vanished, telling the spirits of the land and sea that she expected to be back before the turning of the year. _Now March has come and gone and Kate must return from self-exile to take up powers and responsibilities she has renounced, or dying will be the least of her problems... _Sharon Lee weaves fantasy into reality so deftly that you scarcely notice when you slip across the edge. And once youre there, the storys own magic wont let you turn back from the strong characters, deep mysteries, and even deeper danger.Ó ¾James A. Hetley, author of Dragons Eye, Dragons Teeth, and Dragons Bones * * * _Proof that contemporary fantasy is alive and well and living beyond the big city limits ¾ Carousel Tides is a worthy inheritor to Charles DeLints Newford series, and magical in its own right. Delightful.Ó ¾ Laura Anne Gilman, author of Hard Magic * * * _Sharon Lee is one of my all-time favorite authors, a gifted storyteller whose work never fails to enchant. With Carousel Tides she gives her fans another opportunity to spend time with fascinating characters, bringing them to life in a place that becomes so real you can smell the salt air around you. Her fine hand with detail never lets the suspense falter, as mystery, folklore, and magic are artfully interwoven into a thoroughly engaging tale. Carousel Tides will leave you eagerly awaiting the next novel by this master.Ó ¾Jan Burke, author of The Messenger, Bones, and Bloodlines * * * _Sharon Lees finely observed detail evokes magic in Maine and gives conviction to six alternate, richly-inhabited universes.Ó ¾ Rob Weisbrot, author of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules, the Legendary Journeys: The Official Companion * * * _Carousel Tides is a gripping, enthralling read that I didnt want to put down for any reason. From its beautifully detailed small-town Maine setting to a cosmology that manages to be unique and familiar at the same time, this book demonstrates the best of what urban fantasy can be. Its rare that I find a book I can recommend without any reservations; Carousel Tides is one of those books.Ó ¾ Seanan McGuire, author of Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, and An Artificial Night
Lieutenant Leah Samuels catches the first homicide case of the new year 2235, and a monster blizzard is obscuring the evidence. The Murder Scene Investigators find only blood and microscopic pieces of flesh and bone of an estimated twenty-plus people. With a winter that will last another six months, she can’t wait until spring to find more evidence in the killing field. Leah resorts to good old-fashioned detecting—and trusting her gut. The motive for the murders is more bizarre than she could have imagined. Finally, when she thought things could get no worse, she learns the woman she loves has betrayed her in devastating ways.
Can a chance reunion… Rekindle an old flame? Heart surgeon Sloane Manning and army doc Carter Holmes were the perfect couple. Until Carter walked away, leaving Sloane heartbroken. Determined to finally move on, Sloane heads off for a desert vacation, only to find Carter’s there, too! He’s still as ruggedly gorgeous and irresistibly charming as she remembers, but there’s a pain in his eyes Sloane must uncover before they can recapture what they once had…
Harlequin Medical Romance brings you a collection of three new titles, available now! Enjoy these stories packed with pulse-racing romance and heart-racing medical drama. This Harlequin Medical Romance box set includes: REUNITED WITH HER BROODING SURGEON Nurses in the City by Emily Forbes When she’s reunited with handsome surgeon Marcus Washington, Grace Gibson knows he hides a wealth of pain… But can she heal his heart? TEMPTED BY MR. OFF-LIMITS Nurses in the City by Amy Andrews Giving in to temptation for just one night with paramedic Hamish Gibson will surely be enough—until nurse Lola discovers it isn’t… SECOND CHANCE WITH HER ARMY DOC by Dianne Drake Determined to finally get over army doc Carter Holmes, heart surgeon Sloane heads for a desert vacation — only to find Carter’s there too!
Discover what happens when you add artmaking and bookbinding together. With Book + Art, explore the basics of surfaces, images and words in order to create provocative works of art with layers of meaning. Whether you're altering a pre-made book or creating your own, here you'll find both the instruction and the inspiration to get it done. In addition to learning mixed-media techniques—such as how to age paper, transfer images and make your own monoprints—you'll be given step-by-step instruction for numerous book structures including: • Single-fold and bi-fold books • Simple and extended accordions • Perfect bindings • Side-sewn books • Single- and multiple-signature books • Boxes • Unbound collections Add the art of the book and the book as art to your own artmaking repertoire today and start making your own meaningful artists' books. Foreword by Judith A. Hoffberg, Editor and Publisher of Umbrella.
A retired Army counterintelligence officer finds his life as an attorney interrupted, while visiting Washington DC. The purpose of his visit was to prepare the defense of a Senator, but that purpose was changed by a series of independent incidents, astonishingly leading him to his military service in the Republic of Vietnam. Developments never anticipated, forced him to abandon the legal world and reenter the life he thought he had left behind. In a race to save his friends patents of an advanced weapon system and patents of a life work on rocket guidance systems, he is challenged by a cartel of corrupt politician and rich firms. To his surprise, he finds a web of espionage by KGB sleepers working inside the U.S. Intelligence Service, the powerful Russian Mob, and Chinese intelligence, united in the pursued of his friends capture or the patents. His life is further complicated by the temptations of three extraordinary women competing for his attention accompanying them on their escape from the United States. This race against time to secure the patents documents, takes him into the most extraordinary trip to the Pacific Islands and around the world, eluding the most impressive display of abuse of power and ruthless confrontation with espionage. A thriller of nonstop action from cover to cover.