Description : When a secret mass grave in the Balkans reveals the body of Dorrie Mowat, intelligence officer-turned-P.I. Bill Penn is drawn into the barbaric domain of a psychotic Serbian warlord to uncover the truth, only to find his life and everything he once believed in on the line. Reprint.
Description : A story rife with intrigue, the wonder and horror of advanced real life technology, and intense human emotion. To the Heart of Danger moves with the speed of an F-16, while transporting the reader from the serene mountains of Wyoming to the high-tech world of Boulder Colorado to the corrupt inner workings of the nation's bureaucracy. An inept bureaucracy, endowed with the frightening capability of transforming today's headlines to tomorrow's cataclysm.
Description : “Edgy, sexy, endlessly exciting…. Give me a dangerous, seductive Lisa Marie Rice hero any day …or night.”—New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna Lisa Marie Rice delivers sizzling, heart-stopping, breathtakingly sensuous romance featuring heroes with nerves of steel…and bodies to match! With Heart of Danger, the author of Into the Crossfire (a Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Read”) kicks off a blistering new series featuring covert military operatives who operate under the radar—their birth certificates destroyed, all traces of their civilian and military pasts wiped out. These are the men of “Ghost Ops,” who possess astonishing skills in the line of duty…and in the bedroom! Readers of top quality erotic romantic suspense, the devoted fans of Lora Leigh and Lori Foster, will thrill to this electrifying tale of a beautiful doctor searching for a vanished elite soldier…a mysterious warrior who brings passion, ecstasy, and danger into her world.
Description : To lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line, disturbing the status quo, and surfacing hidden conflict. And when people resist and push back, there's a strong temptation to play it safe. Those who choose to lead plunge in, take the risks, and sometimes get burned. But it doesn't have to be that way say renowned leadership authorities Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky. In Leadership on the Line, they show how it's possible to make a difference without getting "taken out" or pushed aside. They present everyday tools that give equal weight to the dangerous work of leading change and the critical importance of personal survival. Through vivid stories from all walks of life, the authors present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership. Whether parent or politician, CEO or community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Description : When Sophie rescues Otto, a baby bonobo clinging to life, her world changes for ever. Until then, she had never understood her mother's decision to create an animal sanctuary in the most dangerous place on Earth: the African Congo. But one night, while her mother's away, rebel soldiers attack. To save herself and Otto, Sophie must follow her heart into danger.
Description : From James Meek, the award-winning author of the international bestseller The People's Act of Love, comes a rich and intricate novel about everything that matters to us now: children, celebrity, secrets and shame, the quest for youth, loyalty and betrayal, falls from grace, acts of terror, and the wonderful, terrible inescapability of family. Ritchie Shepherd, an aging pop star and a producer of a reality show for teen talent, is starting to trip over his own lies. Maybe filming a documentary about his father, Captain Shepherd, a British soldier executed by Northern Irish guerrillas, will redeem him. His sister, Bec, is getting closer and closer to a vaccine for malaria. When she's not in Tanzania harvesting field samples, she's peering through a microscope at her own blood to chart the risky treatment she's testing on herself. She's as addicted to honesty as Ritchie is to trickery. Val Oatman is the editor of a powerful tabloid newspaper. The self-appointed conscience of the nation, scourge of hypocrites and cheats, he believes he will marry beautiful Bec. Alex Comrie, a gene therapist (and formerly the drummer in Ritchie's band), is battling his mortally ill uncle, a brilliant and domineering scientist, over whether Alex might actually have discovered a cure for aging. Alex, too, believes he will marry Bec. Colum O'Donabháin has just been released from prison, having served a twenty-five-year sentence for putting a gun to Captain Shepherd's head when he refused to give up an informer. He now writes poetry. Their stories meet and tangle in this bighearted epic that is also shrewd, starkly funny, and utterly of the moment. The Heart Broke In is fiction with the reverberating resonance of truth.
Description : This groundbreaking book weaves together three important themes. It describes major developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the twentieth century, explains how the Mayo Clinic evolved from a family practice in Minnesota into one of the world's leading medical centers, and reveals how the invention of new technologies and procedures promoted specialization among physicians and surgeons. Caring for the Heart is written for general readers as well as health care professionals, historians, and policy analysts. Unlike traditional institutional or disease-focused histories, this book places individuals and events in national and international contexts that emphasize the interplay of medical, scientific, technological, social, political, and economic forces that have resulted in contemporary heart care. Patient stories and media perspectives are included throughout to help general readers understand the medical and technological developments that are described. The book is a synthetic study, but it is written so that readers may pick and choose the chapters of most interest to them. Another feature of the book is that readers may follow the stories without looking at the notes. Those who are interested in delving deeper into the main topics will find a wealth of carefully chosen references that offer greater detail and additional perspectives. The descriptions and interpretations that fill the book benefit from the fact that the author has been a practicing cardiologist and medical historian for almost four decades. This is mainly a twentieth-century story, but it begins earlier--before there were physicians who were identified as cardiologists and at a time when medical specialization was just emerging in America. The final chapter, which addresses present-day concerns about health care costs, counterbalances earlier ones that might be read as celebrations of new technologies.
Description : New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant takes you deep inside the Texas rodeo scene in the second book in her Heart of Texas series, Cowboy, Cross My Heart, where danger and desire ride side by side. . . Naomi Pierce isn’t the type to let a cowboy sweep her off feet. It’s not her first rodeo, after all. But when she returns to her Texas hometown, she can’t help but be swept up again in the rough-and-tumble world of hard-riding, bronco-busting good-ol’-boys she loved as a girl. She might be here to photograph her Rodeo Queen best friend. But it’s one fine-looking cowboy who really captures her eye... Brice Harper is all man, all muscle, and all heart. From the moment he rides into the stadium, he can’t help but notice the beautiful stranger with a camera watching him from the stands. It doesn’t take a zoom lens to see the sparks of instant attraction. But things really heat up when he meets Naomi up-close—and he discovers that someone is stalking her friend. Brice wouldn’t be any kind of cowboy if he didn’t offer to help the ladies out. But can the rough rider keep this spirited shutterbug out of danger—without risking his heart?
Description : His wife gone, his job only a memory, needing surgery with no way to get it, all his hopes and dreams had sunk into an abyss of hopelessness. His entire world had collapsed. He sat in his dark bedroom, all hope gone and no one to turn to, Brandon placed the barrel of the .357 magnum under his chin. Total fear, horror, and despair engulfed him, all fueled by an unimaginable hopelessness. Slowly his finger tightened on the trigger.
Description : mommy + me It's us again. Malia an' Chelsea an' Garrett. Boy, they say us two-year-olds are difficult but grownups are MUCH badder! We with Tom an' Amy would play nice together—it would sure make our lives easier! Know what? We think they need a time-out. We'll put them in the playpen together—no "Barney" OR apple juice until they kiss an' make up. Well, akshully, kissing's kinda icky. Maybe just make up. Amy Brown was used to overwhelming odds, unwinnable battles, unbelievable messes. After all, she ran a day care, taking care of the three most mischievous two-year-olds. But this time the mess was her own. Her parents were in town and, well, somehow they'd gotten the idea that her three little charges were her very own triplets—and Tom Nicholas—her former love—was their daddy! When Tom had hired on as her contractor, he hadn't figured this little project into his estimate. And Amy had the feeling it was gonna cost her!