A Black Sail

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On the eve of the U.S. Bicentennial, newsman Coleridge Taylor is covering Operation Sail. New York Harbor is teeming with tall ships from all over the world. While enjoying the spectacle, Taylor is still a police reporter. He wants to cover real stories, not fluff, and gritty New York City still has plenty of those in July of 1976. One surfaces right in front of him when a housewife is fished out of the harbor wearing bricks of heroin, inferior stuff users have been rejecting for China White, peddled by the Chinatown gangs.

Convinced he’s stumbled upon a drug war between the Italian Mafia and a Chinese tong, Taylor is on fire once more. But as he blazes forward, flanked by his new girlfriend, ex-cop Samantha Callahan, his precious story grows ever more twisted and deadly. In his reckless search for the truth, he rattles New York’s major drug…

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The Dread Line

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The Dread Line: Bruce DeSilva

Within this complex novel there are three distinct plots that the author has intricately woven and linked together. The first is an unusual jewelry heist where someone entered a bank vault, tied up the assistant bank manager and the owner of the jewelry in the box, yet no one saw this person enter or alight from the vault. Taking the jewelry and leaving the box empty yet not harming the two victims. The second is someone is going around kidnapping precious dogs and burning them alive. Why? Who would be so cruel? Finally, the third deals with Conner Bowditch an offensive tackle hoping to be drafted by the Patriots but something about him seems to be off and the NFL and the Patriots want him investigated to make sure they he has nothing to hide. Liam Mulligan was once an investigative reporter in Rhode Island…

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Fever Tree

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Fever Tree: Tim Applegate


Changing the way people perceive you is not always easy. The minute Dieter enter Crooked River, Florida his whole life changed. The people living there enjoy gossiping, speculating and thinking about why someone like him during the time period of the 60’ and 70’s would choose to live in an old hotel in this town. The town speculated and gossiped creating their own reasons as he, Dieter did not want to talk about his past and by not doing that he sets off a chain of events that could prove fatal as the town drug lord, Teddy Mink, thinks he is there to take over his territory. Things start to change as Dieter’s story is shared with readers and we learn about his wife and how she died leaving him alone and empty inside and wanting to start over somewhere else, But, Maggie Patterson’s…

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Triple Shot: Charles Salzburg, Ross Klavan. Tim O’ Hara

Three stories in this anthology different yet the same in many respects. The first is Thump Gun Hitched focusing on two task force detective. There are two distinct personalities in this segment. Bobby Dane and Haran. Bobby is not an honest cop and he is passing information to someone named Tonjay and selling out the unit. His goal is to sell them out to a group of gun smugglers but since he’s a dirty cop he’s can’t be trusted. Things take a dark turn when Bobby falls into a situation where he has to consider the end result. Haran is the second detective and Bobby was supposed to be the top man on the team as they get set for the raid. A murder or was it an accident or an accidental death that Bobby takes the fall for and refuses…

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A Cunning Plan: Astrid Ardith

Divorce does not always play out the way you want it to and most times can be messy and nasty. Sloane Harper and her husband Tommy seem to have come to a parting of the ways since he was caught cheating on her. But, Sloane does not seem to grasp this and her mode of revenge is to stalk and hang out in front of his girlfriend’s apartment hoping to catch a glimpse of her and maybe even dome nasty dirt. That is just the start of this hectic novel filled with antics you won’t believe, Sloane’s critical mother Bizzy and her do nothing but hilarious housekeeper Claudia who is keeping vigil with her rather than clean her house or do anything worth while. Unfortunately for Sloane someone else is watching Kate’s apartment and this person has another reason which will get Sloane embroiled in…

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The Black Widow

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The Black Widow: Daniel Silva

With what is happening in the news today this book strikes a hard chord as the author takes us inside the training camp of ISIS and teaches readers about their missions, training and the end result of what happens to those that think they are going to Paradise and give themselves up to their ideology and way of thinking. Gabriel Allon works for the Office and is about to become the Chief but not quite yet. Things are getting out of control and they need to find out just what ISIS is planning and the only way to do that is to infiltrate with organization with someone of their own on the inside. But, who would take on this mission, risk their life and pray to Allah knowing that he/she might wind up the same as what they consider their martyrs. ISIS detonated a bomb…

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One Man : Andrew Gross

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One Man: Andrew Gross

Death camps bring back memories that will haunt the survivors forever. The screams, the flesh burning in the ovens as millions were marched to their deaths in a place that no one wants to revisit or see Auschwitz, Poland a place that my grandmother described to me in detail as she was one of the lucky ones to survive but the lasting effects were permanent. One man named Alfred Mendl, his wife and daughtere were sent there as the SS officers marched them to their deaths, he was spared to become part of their plan because of his mind and his work. But, the papers that they were given were burned and told they were forgeries just for the sake of folly of these sadistic men. Alfred Mendl, a professor at the Polish University watched his wife and daughter disappear and he became for appearances just…

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In the Service of the Boyar

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In the Service of the Boyar

Living in a wagon and searching for ways to earn many the people of this kumpania learn many hard lessons and begin to understand the ways and superstitions attributed to the land. Finding themselves forced to leave the safety of their homes this closely knit group of people after suffering the hardships of the weather and the landscape find themselves living outside of the castle of Count Dracula who refers to himself as The Boyar. His demeanor is quite startling and his appearance might concern some but these people have been hired to work underground to dig up the earth needed by the Boyar. But, some are fearful and some mistrust as they learn what happens when they do not heed his warnings and follow his rules. Danger all around them and then finding themselves dealing with wolves that if you attempt to hurt…

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spotlight Andrea Kane

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Lady Alexandria Cassel scorned London’s frivolous social whirl, seeking adventure as a stowaway aboard a merchant ship. Drake Barrett was the vessel’s powerful captain—and a cynical duke who disdained a noble’s shallow life. At sea he revealed neither his origins nor his wealth, and to Alexandria he was simply a man who made her cool reserve fly with the winds… whose desire for her was as wild as the ocean they sailed.

Caught in the crossfire of war, they were shipwrecked on an idyllic island, where they tasted perfect passion… and tenderness. But Drake dreaded the day of their rescue—when his love would discover that the virile man she adored was at the pinnacle of the aristocracy she despised. Hardly did they suspect the base treachery that would soon threaten them… and the dangers each would brave to join forever their hearts and…

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The Mysterious Vanishing Place

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Mysterious Vanishing Place: Charles A. Salter

Charlotte is a curious nine year old who loves to explore and hunt in the woods. With a special sixth sense and perfect instincts she sometimes can ward off trouble but in this case her instincts at one point to not totally kick in and it might cost her more than just her life. The setting is Ellicott City, Maryland and the place is the woods as she goes deep inside the forest and finds a puppy hanging on for dear life. But, that’s not all there’s a giant piece of land that seems to be sinking and what she does not know it’s about to get even deeper and this patch of forest land seems to be vanishing. What does this all mean? Charlotte has what her granddad tells her are premonitions trying to help her understand why she somehow can sense danger…

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