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Desert Drop

Desert Drop Author Rex Kusler
ISBN-10 161218278X
Release 2012
Pages 262
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A phone call from her past rocks private detective Alice James' world. Her father abandoned Alice and her mother forty years ago when Alice was just six months old. The wound was deep, and no matter how well Alice convinced herself she was over the pain, the call from Corina, the half sister she's never known, reveals the bare truth. But before they can meet, things go horribly, tragically wrong and Corina disappears. Now Alice finds herself in an investigation of her own family -- and her own long-buried feelings.



While Drowning in the Desert

While Drowning in the Desert Author Don Winslow
ISBN-10 9781453206263
Release 2010-12-14
Pages 224
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The popular mystery from New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow—now available as an ebook Book five of the Neal Carey mystery series: Babysitting an eighty-year-old comedian who acts like an eight-year-old is trying enough, but when the bullets start flying, PI Neal Carey wonders if maybe it’s time to explore new career opportunities In the final entry of Don Winslow’s Neal Carey series, the PI must escort Natty Silver, an ancient legend of the Borscht Belt comedy circuit, from Las Vegas to Palm Springs. Once again a seemingly easy job turns deadly complicated. When Silver isn’t busy stealing Carey’s car and making off on his own, he’s telling hilarious stories from the golden age of the stage. Silver has quite a past, and riding shotgun with the comedian makes for a road trip that just wont end: Extortionists, old flames, and actual arsonists are all out to burn the old man, with Carey caught in the middle. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Don Winslow, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.



Hey There You with the Gun in Your Hand

Hey There  You with the Gun in Your Hand Author Robert J. Randisi
ISBN-10 9781429947701
Release 2008-12-09
Pages 272
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It's 1961 and Las Vegas is still the place to be. Eddie Gianelli, pit boss at the Sands Casino, now considers the Rat Pack his friends. And this time, his friend Frank Sinatra wants him to help Sammy. Someone has an embarrassing photo of Sammy and wants $25 grand for it. All Eddie has to do is make the pay-off and collect the photo. Easy, right? But at the rendezvous, in place of a blackmailer, Eddie finds a dead body greeting him instead. Pretty soon Eddie and New York torpedo Jerry Epstein are up to their elbows in bodies. There's a double-cross going on. Could the presence of the Secret Service mean that JFK is somehow involved? In this next installment, the Rat Pack is back in full swing. Celebrity cameos with Buddy Hackett and Marilyn Monroe add to the glamor. It's certain the stars are out, and it's up to Eddie to see that they don't fall from the sky.



Stake Eggs

Stake   Eggs Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 9781101613306
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 304
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New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs presents the best way to start your day—with a hearty breakfast and a side of hard-boiled murder. Suzanne, Toni, and Petra found a second life after losing their husbands—opening their own successful business, the Cackleberry Club cafè. But the three women never expected sleuthing to be the special of the day… A KILLER HAS THE TOWN WALKING ON EGG SHELLS When a snowmobile crashes into the woods behind the Cackleberry Club cafè, Suzanne finds her town’s most-hated banker beheaded by a wire staked in the snow. Now some of her best customers are prime suspects with a bushel of motives, and the murder investigation is snowballing. An elusive young runaway may be the Cackleberry Club’s only way to crack the case…provided Suzanne can keep her head long enough to track down the cold-blooded killer.



The Never Open Desert Diner

The Never Open Desert Diner Author James Anderson
ISBN-10 9781101906903
Release 2016-11-08
Pages 304
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"Originally published by Caravel Books, New York, in 2015 and subsequently in hardcover by Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, ... New York, in 2016"--Title page verso.



Punctured

Punctured Author Rex Kusler
ISBN-10 1935597582
Release 2011-05
Pages 257
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Jim Snow isn't sure whether or not his sister is innocent of her husband's death, and there's only one way to find out. He joins forces with feisty cocktail waitress-turned-cop Alice James and together they set out amidst the glittering lights of Vegas to solve this witty and entertaining whodunit.



Eggs in a Casket

Eggs in a Casket Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 9781101627198
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 336
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The New York Times bestselling Cackleberry Club series returns with three intrepid ladies who know their way around a kitchen—as well as a crime scene… Petra, Suzanne, and Toni may have lost their husbands, but they’ve found new life operating the Cackleberry Club café. It’s where the locals head for an amazing breakfast, the good company of friends, and a puzzling mystery or two… THIS KILLER IS TOAST Suzanne and Toni are off to Memorial Cemetery to help prepare for its 150th anniversary celebration. The ladies expect to find the historical society’s tent, but instead they discover the body of ex-prison warden Lester Drummond lying facedown in a freshly dug grave. Now, with the town peppered with suspects and the local authorities in over their heads, it’s up to the Cackleberry Club to unscramble the clues and sniff out a bad egg. Recipes Included!



The Secret History of Las Vegas

The Secret History of Las Vegas Author Chris Abani
ISBN-10 9780698140189
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 336
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A gritty, riveting, and wholly original murder mystery from PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author and 2015 Edgar Awards winner Chris Abani Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he’s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life. But Sunil’s own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin. Suspenseful through the last page, The Secret History of Las Vegas is Chris Abani’s most accomplished work to date, with his trademark visionary prose and a striking compassion for the inner lives of outsiders. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Whale Hunt in the Desert

Whale Hunt in the Desert Author Deke Castleman
ISBN-10 9781935396598
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 360
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The only book that examines the lifestyles and motivations of the world’s biggest gamblers, the whales, and how the casinos harpoon and beach them. This definitive exposé reveals the shrouded world of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the casino representatives whose job it is to part them from their fortunes. The third edition includes an extensive update about Las Vegas, the "greening" of gambling, the nightclub and day club scenes, the evolution of the host position, and much more--all in the words of superhost Steve Cyr.



Against The Rules Anna Dawson Book 3

Against The Rules  Anna Dawson Book 3 Author Mara Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781940993119
Release 2016-10-10
Pages 320
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mara Jacobs comes Book 3 in the Anna Dawson mystery series. My name is Anna Dawson, and I'm cured. Famous last words. It’s been over twenty days since I placed my last bet. Jack Schiller and I are back together. Raymond Joseph is settling in to life in Vegas. Life is good. Of course it couldn’t last. A golfing legend dies after playing poker with me and once again I become embroiled in one of Jack’s cases. And it’s one too many for him. He’s done—and not just with me. I try to protect Raymond’s identity from being made public during the spectacle of the sports hero’s death by offering up myself as a scapegoat. Life is getting pretty complicated… And then JoJo shows up. What are the odds I make it out of this one alive? *NOTE: The case is solved, the perpetrator caught, but there are a few threads that are continuing on through the next book and the series. Books in the Anna Dawson series thus far: 1 - Against The Odds 2 - Against The Spread 3 – Against the Rules



The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 9781439156964
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.



Wet Desert

Wet Desert Author Gary Hansen
ISBN-10 9780979352102
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 363
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Grant Stevens, a mid-level manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, only wanted to build dams. He never imagined he would be swept into a desperate race against an environmental terrorist bent on restoring the Colorado River by blowing up the dams. Left temporarily in charge of the Bureau, Grant must react when the first dam is attacked. He faces the unthinkable task of mitigating the massive flood roaring down the Colorado. The flood will eventually threaten the mighty Hoover Dam, and if Hoover fails, the other dams downstream will fall like dominos. Working with the FBI, Grant uses his engineering skills, river knowledge, and plenty of gut instinct in an attempt to outmaneuver the terrorist. The chase will lead all the way downstream to the Gulf of California in a cat and mouse game where the stakes are high and the potential for destruction is enormous.



Purgatory Road

Purgatory Road Author Samuel Parker
ISBN-10 9781493406029
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 304
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When a day trip out of Las Vegas with his wife takes a turn for the worse, Jack is sure that he has the ability to get them home. But he drove into something far beyond reason. Rescue comes in the form of a desert hermit, but hope fades as the couple comes to realize that the nomad has no intention of letting them leave. A chance encounter with a kidnapped runaway and her crazed abductor leads them all farther into the wilderness--and closer to the cold brutality that isolation brings. At the edge of his sanity, Jack begins to learn that playing by another's rules may be the only way to survive. In a voice that is as hypnotizing as a desert mirage, debut novelist Samuel Parker entices readers down a dangerous road, where the forces of good and evil are as crushing as the Mojave heat. This is suspense in its purest, most unfiltered form.



Where the Water Goes

Where the Water Goes Author David Owen
ISBN-10 9780698189904
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 288
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An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes. The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.–Mexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on. The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.



The Desert Rose

The Desert Rose Author Larry McMurtry
ISBN-10 9781439128831
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 256
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry writes novels set in the American heartland, but his real territory is the heart itself. His gift for writing about women -- their love for reckless, hopeless men; their ability to see the good in losers; and their peculiar combination of emotional strength and sudden weakness -- makes The Desert Rose the bittersweet, funny, and touching book that it is. Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl. At night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during the day she raises peacocks. She's one of a dying breed of dancers, faced with fewer and fewer jobs and an even bleaker future. Yet she maintains a calm cheerfulness in that arid neon landscape of supermarkets, drive-in wedding chapels, and all-night casinos. While Harmony's star is fading, her beautiful, cynical daughter Pepper's is on the rise. But Harmony remains wistful and optimistic through it all. She is the unexpected blossom in the wasteland, the tough and tender desert rose. Hers is a loving portrait that only Larry McMurtry could render.



The Game

The Game Author Neil Strauss
ISBN-10 9780062130112
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 464
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Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the bestselling author and journalist, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the last decade—guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever. On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love. And then things really start to get strange—and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man's transformation from frog to prince to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of this generation.



The Butcher s Boy

The Butcher s Boy Author Thomas Perry
ISBN-10 9781588362964
Release 2003-06-10
Pages 336
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The Edgar Award–winning novel by the “master of nail-biting suspense”(Los Angeles Times) Thomas Perry exploded onto the literary scene with The Butcher’s Boy. Back in print by popular demand, this spectacular debut, from a writer of “infernal ingenuity” (The New York Times Book Review), includes a new Introduction by bestselling author Michael Connelly. Murder has always been easy for the Butcher’s Boy—it’s what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives in Las Vegas to pick up his fee, he learns that he has become a liability to his shadowy employers. His actions attract the attention of police specialists who watch the world of organized crime, but though everyone knows that something big is going on, only Elizabeth Waring, a bright young analyst in the Justice Department, works her way closer to the truth, and to the frightening man behind it. From the Trade Paperback edition.