The #1 New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning authors are back with an electrifying new novel that will leave your heart racing. Kendra Michaels, formerly blind and now a hired gun for law enforcement agencies who relies on her razor-sharp powers of observation, is reluctant to help the FBI with the most recent case they’ve brought to her. But then she hears the details: the body was found just blocks away from Kendra’s condo. The young woman was carrying an envelope with Kendra’s name on it, and inside was an SD card with what appears to be an innocuous video of a wedding reception. The woman died trying to get the video to Kendra, but for what purpose? Before Kendra and the FBI can answer that question, the bride is abducted from her suburban home. And so the hunt is on for a killer whose nightmarish plan is slowly becoming clear. A plan that involves a powerful law firm and a multi-billion dollar corporation. As the body count rises, Kendra joins forces with private investigator Jessie Mercado and agent-for-hire Adam Lynch to stop the plot as it grows ever closer to its terrifying conclusion. In Double Blind, Iris and Roy Johansen deliver an emotional, gripping new entry in the bestselling Kendra Michaels series. Praise for Double Blind: “Magnetic characters and a twisty, suspenseful plot ensure that readers will eagerly anticipate the next installment.” —Publishers Weekly “When it comes to delivering amazing tales of edge-of-your-seat suspense, team Johansen and Johansen have proven they are unbeatable! Kendra Michaels is an exceptionally compelling protagonist...Get the snacks ready and keep the lights on, for this book will keep you hanging on until the last word!” —RT Book Reviews (5 stars)
Tracy Shepard is in the business of alternative dispute resolution - a fancy name for mediation. She is an expert in the art of negotiation, highly compensated by Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, and wealthy families locked in disagreement, burning cash on futile litigation, seeking another way out. Tracy offers to help the owners of a small pharmaceutical lab resolve a difference between them that is holding up progress on a breakthrough drug. She is compelled to help the owners - identical twins named Fischer and Fletcher Cuttbate - because their drug is meant to cure an insidious eye disease that afflicts thousands of people, including her father. Shortly after meeting them, Tracy becomes attracted to each Cuttbate brother for different reasons: Fischer for his gallantry and business acumen, Fletcher for his artistry and vulnerability. However, in the course of her mediation efforts she discovers disturbing evidence of fraud, and soon she finds that nothing is as it seems.
One of the best agents that the Fish and Wildlife Department has, Henry Lightstone becomes caught between the forces of extremism when a certain industrial power, in collusion with a corrupt U.S. congressman, sets out to get revenge on Lightstone and his team.
A virus is sweeping the Navajo reservation, and two of her childhood friends are dead. For Sheila Metcalf that's a call to leave Hideaway, Missouri, and return to Arizona. Neither her father's objections nor the arguments of Preston Black, the man who loves her, can stop Sheila from returning to the land of her youth. Her nursing skills are needed, and it's past time she found out the truth about her mother's long-ago death. There's a medical mystery to unravel, secrets about the past to uncover and questions about the future to explore. Along the way, Sheila will need courage and strength—and faith that God will protect her and lead her to where she belongs.
Plagued by grief and despair over the brutal attack that killed her husband, Lisa Newberry participates in a medical trial in which a microchip is implanted into her brain to help cure severe depression.
In recent years, the paranormal has gained new footing as reality television has grabbed onto this research and created a cultural frenzy around it. There are those who are skeptics, those who believe, and those who seek to prove the existence of the paranormal. In The Double-Blind Ghost Box, authors Shawn Taylor and Daniel Morgan share their research and personal experiences with the paranormal, focusing on the development and use of the ghost box, a device that can establish a two-way communication beyond death's veil. The Double-Blind Ghost Box reviews the process of Taylor and Morgan's studies of the device, along with how they determined its usefulness in researching the paranormal. They explore the history of the ghost box and the issues arising in today's ghost box methods, and they offer methods for conducting an objective ghost box investigation, processing ghost box evidence, analyzing the findings, and presenting the results to clients. Taylor and Morgan also discuss the different spirits an investigation might uncover and future ghost box applications and technologies. Sharing actual transcripts of investigations, The Double-Blind Ghost Box works toward communicating the existence of the paranormal through objective research. Shawn Taylor has a technical background in computer hardware, software, programming, digital media, Six Sigma problem solving, statistical analysis, psychology, and counseling. Daniel Morgan earned degrees in behavioral science and electrical engineering.
When a prominent surgeon is kidnapped, suspicion falls on the surgeon’s wife and her lover. But before the New York City police department can launch an investigation, special agent of the FBI, Kate Sutherland steps in, asserting federal jurisdiction, and removes the investigation to Federal Plaza. Kate soon learns that the ramifications of the kidnapping will be played out on an international stage. Kate meets Max Mann who introduces himself as a professor at the Kennedy School. This encounter leads to a passionate affair during which Kate begins to suspect Max’s other identity. Fault lines appear as turf disputes between the CIA and the FBI boil over with serious consequences for Kate. To further complicate matters, Israel’s Mossad deals itself into the game as a major player. The machinations of these contesting forces produce a startling outcome.
Doctor Jonathan Lundy is a psychiatrist and drug researcher at the renown Morgan Clinic. He is in the final stage of clinical testing of the new psychotrophic drug, Esprea, If it receives final FDA approval, Esprea will fundamentally and forever change th
Know when to show your hand…and when to hedge your bets. Randy Jansen can’t stand to just sit by and watch as a mysterious man throws money away on the roulette wheel, especially since Randy’s got his own bet going as to the reason this guy is making every play like it’s his last day on earth. The man’s dark desperation hits Randy right in the gut. Half of him warns that getting involved is a sucker’s bet, and the other half scrambles for a reason—any reason—to save the man’s soul. Ethan Ellison has no idea what he’s going to do with himself once his last dollar is gone—until Randy whirls into his life with a heart-stealing smile and a poker player’s gaze that sees too much. Randy draws Ethan into a series of wagers that leads to a scorching kiss by midnight, but he isn’t the only one with an interest in Ethan’s vulnerability. Soon they’re both taking risks that not only play fast and loose with the law, but with the biggest prize of all: their hearts.
Background: Over the past generation, preclinical data have suggested that there is a potential physiologic benefit to applying oxygen topically to wounds. However, we are unaware of any studies in the literature that have robustly assessed whether this would lead to a higher proportion of healing in similarly treated people without oxygen. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess this in people being treated for chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Methods: We enrolled and randomized 100 subjects with DFUs (79% male, aged 58.3 ± 12.1 years) to receive either active continuous diffusion of oxygen (CDO) therapy using an active CDO device, or an otherwise fully operational sham device that provided moist wound therapy (MWT) without delivering oxygen. Patients were followed until closure or 12 weeks, whichever was sooner. Patients, treating physicians and independent evaluators were blinded to the study arm. All patients received identical offloading, dressings and follow-up. Results: There were no significant differences in assessed descriptive characteristics between the treatment arms (P > .05 for all). A significantly higher proportion of people healed in the active arm compared to sham (46% vs 22%, P = .02). This relative effect became greater in more chronic wounds (42.5% vs 13.5%, P = .006). Patients randomized to the active device experienced significantly faster rates of closure relative to the sham (P