The Taking

Author: Dean Ray Koontz
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"On the morning that marks the end of the world they have known, Molly and Neil Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. A luminous silvery downpour is drenching their small California mountain town. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now, in the moody purple dawn, the young couple cannot shake the sense of something terribly wrong. As the hours pass, Molly and Neil listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe ..."--Page 4 of cover.

A Throne For The Taking

Author: Kate Walker
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596693315
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Ria, the daughter of a duke, goes to London to make a plea on behalf of her country of Mecjoria. Her mission is to convince her childhood friend Alexei, who was exiled ten years before, to return to their homeland?as its new king! But Alexei, having made a success of himself as a business tycoon in a faraway land, responds to her proposal with a cold, flat refusal. It’s little wonder; Ria’s father was responsible for his exile in the first place. But Ria won’t give up that easily. If Alexei isn't crowned king, she'll be forced to marry Ivan, a man she loathes, for political purposes…and that’s only the beginning of the tragedy in store for her if she can't convince Alexei!

His For The Taking

Author: Ann Major
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596253552
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Despite her history, Maddie’s come back to town after a six-year absence. And she’s brought her son back, too. She had him with Cole, a man she was madly in love with. She had no chance with Cole because he was the son of a notable family?she wrote him a letter to tell him about the pregnancy, but he never replied. Cole, for his part, feels all his anger toward Maddie coming back when he hears about her return. She’s the woman who dumped him and eloped with her mother’s lover, yet she has the gall to act like an innocent! He wants to know just why she’s come back to town now. What is her game?

The Taking

Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007318219
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The new thriller from Dean Koontz is a novel of stunning suspense and visceral terror as doomsday dawns.

The Taking Of Libbie Sd

Author: David Housewright
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429928571
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In David Housewright's The Taking of Libbie, SD, a grifter cons an entire town using Mac McKenzie's name, leaving the real McKenzie facing an angry town with nothing left to lose. Rushmore McKenzie is a retired cop, an unexpected millionaire, and an occasional unlicensed private investigator. So, it isn't the biggest surprise in the world when he's attacked and kidnapped from his home—McKenzie has more than a few enemies out there with a grudge against him. But it is a surprise when it turns out his kidnapping is a case of mistaken identity. McKenzie was taken to the small plains town of Libbie, South Dakota which just lost pretty much everything it had to a con man using McKenzie's name. Using a scam involving a new shopping mall, the grifter apparently stole all the money electronically from the bank then disappeared, leaving behind a devastated town full of people with many reasons to hate him. To that list of enemies, he's just added McKenzie who is now determined to help the devastated townspeople, as well as catch and punish the weasel besmirching his reputation.

Steal Away A Novel Of Suspense

Author: Katharine Clark
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
ISBN: 1614171548
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Children’s book illustrator Rachel Stark is living every parent’s nightmare: her nine-year-old son, David, has been snatched off the street in broad daylight with no apparent motive, his red bicycle left lying on the side of the road. Now, already bearing the strain of a troubled marriage, Rachel must channel every ounce of strength into a desperate search for David. Complicating everything are Rachel’s recently divorced sister, a bombshell who conceals explosive secrets; an icy, by-the-book detective, infuriating in his professional detachment; Rachel’s own lawyer husband, Stephen, who believes he can manage the situation through bullying and logic; and a deceptive “saint” from the Missing Child Foundation, who harbors his own hidden agenda. Through it all there is David, crying out to be found. But are Rachel’s visions of her terrified child something real or the cruel trick of a mother’s heart consumed with love and fear? “Beautifully written and heartwrenching... Searingly memorable.” New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen “This first-rate thriller... moves convincingly to its cliffhanger conclusion.” Library Journal

J A Novel

Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473512573
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A thought-provoking prescient novel from the Booker-prize winning author of The Finkler Question. ‘Remarkable...May well come to be seen as the dystopian British novel of its times’ Guardian Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going. They aren’t sure if they have fallen in love of their own accord, or whether they’ve been pushed into each other’s arms. But who would have pushed them, and why? Hanging over their lives is a momentous catastrophe – a past event shrouded in suspicion, denial and apology, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened. Set in the future – a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited – J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize and Longlisted for the JQ Wingate Literary Prize.

The Taking Of Getty Oil

Author: Steve Coll
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504045041
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A larger-than-life account of family, greed, and a courtroom showdown between Big Oil rivals from the New York Times–bestselling author of Private Empire. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Steve Coll is renowned for “his ability to take complicated, significant business stories and turn them into quick-reading engaging narratives” (Chicago Tribune). Coll is at the height of his talents in this “riveting” tale of one of the most spectacular—and catastrophic—corporate takeovers of all time (Newsday). As the head of a sprawling oil empire, J. Paul Getty was once the world’s richest man. But by 1984, eight years after his death, Getty’s legacy was in tatters: His children were locked in a bitter feud over the family trust and the company he founded was riven by boardroom turmoil. Then Pennzoil made an agreement with Getty’s son, Gordon, to purchase Getty Oil. It was a done deal—until Texaco swooped in to claim the $10 billion prize. What followed was an epic legal battle that pit “good ole boy” J. Hugh Liedtke of Pennzoil against the Wall Street brokers behind Texaco’s offer. The scandalous details of the case would shock the business world and change the landscape of the oil industry forever. With a large cast of colorful characters and the dramatic pacing of a novel, The Taking of Getty Oil is a “suspenseful” and “always intriguing” chronicle of one of the most fascinating chapters in American corporate history (Publishers Weekly).

Child Of The Prophecy A Sevenwaters Novel 3

Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9781741984941
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The third book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series Child of the Prophecy is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the winner of the Aurealis Award Son of the Shadows and the international bestseller Daughter of the Forest. Raised in an isolated cove, Fainne has been sent to live at Sevenwaters and burdened with a terrible task. She must use whatever powers she can to prevent the Fair Folk winning back the Islands, no matter what the cost. Even if it means denying herself the one she loves. But can Fainne turn her back on the people she has come to care for? And can she bring herself to rid the world of the chosen one-child of the prophecy? PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "Enormously satisfying ... enchanting, deftly told" Good Reading "There are some series so lyrical, so well-conceived, that every new book is a delight, and this describes Marillier's Sevenwaters." The Weekend West "A rousing page-turner, a heady blending of romance, magic and battle" Booklist Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

The Ambassadors A Novel

Author: George Lerner
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987077
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An eye-opening account of the Rwandan civil war and an achingly tender portrait of a family at odds from an exciting, new literary talent With its sweeping historical and geographical range, George Lerner's beautifully ambitious debut novel takes readers deep into the complex lives of a New York family and the searing upheavals of late 20th century Africa. Embedded in real events, The Ambassadors takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Congo, Germany, and Brooklyn as it examines one family’s passage through genocide and grief. Jacob Furman has always chosen his call to duty over his wife, Susanna, and their son, Shalom. When he’s deployed to the Congo as a Mossad operative to help the Tutsis in their fight against the Hutus, Susanna and Shalom are once again left to contemplate his absence. Susanna, a Holocaust survivor and an esteemed linguistics scholar, buries herself in work as she searches for the biological roots of human language, while Shalom, overwhelmed by the accomplishments of his parents, struggles in search of his identity. After years apart, a fragile reunion borne out of illness sparks a sense of family they never had before, connecting the three in a web of emotion not just to one another, but to the political events that have defined our century.