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Murder D C

Murder  D C Author Neely Tucker
ISBN-10 9780698140516
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 304
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Washington, D.C., reporter Sully Carter returns in a thrilling murder mystery of race, wealth, and corruption, by the author of The Ways of the Dead When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, D.C.’s most influential African-American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, veteran metro reporter Sully Carter knows it’s time to start asking some serious questions—no matter what the consequences. With the police unable to find a lead and pressure mounting for Sully to abandon the investigation, he has a hunch that there is more to the case than a drug deal gone bad or a tale of family misfortune. Digging deeper, Sully finds that the real story stretches far beyond Billy and into D.C.’s most prominent social circles. An alcoholic still haunted from his years as a war correspondent in Bosnia, Sully now must strike a dangerous balance between D.C.’s two extremes—the city’s violent, desperate back streets and its highest corridors of power—while threatened by those who will stop at nothing to keep him from discovering the shocking truth. The follow-up to last year’s acclaimed The Ways of the Dead, this gritty mystery showcases Tucker’s talent for spot-on dialogue, authentic characters, and complex narrative.



The Ways of the Dead

The Ways of the Dead Author Neely Tucker
ISBN-10 9780698140493
Release 2014-06-12
Pages 288
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"An exciting first novel that echoes the best writing of Pete Hamill and George Pelecanos, mixed with bits of The Wire and True Detective." —The Miami Herald The electrifying first novel in a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C., reporter Sarah Reese, the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C. judge, is dead, her body discovered in a slum in the shadow of the Capitol. Though the police promptly arrest three local black kids, newspaper reporter Sully Carter suspects there’s more to the case. Reese’s slaying might be related to a string of cold cases the police barely investigated, among them the recent disappearance of a gorgeous university student. A journalist brought home from war-torn Bosnia and hobbled by loss, rage, and alcohol, Sully encounters a city rife with its own brand of treachery and intrigue. Weaving through D.C.’s broad avenues and shady backstreets on his Ducati 916 motorcycle, Sully comes to know not just the city’s pristine monuments of power but the blighted neighborhoods beyond the reach of the Metro. With the city clamoring for a conviction, Sully pursues the truth about the murders—all against pressure from government officials, police brass, suspicious locals, and even his own bosses at the paper. A wry, street-smart hero with a serious authority problem, Sully delves into a deeply layered mystery, revealing vivid portraits of the nation’s capital from the highest corridors of power to D.C.’s seedy underbelly, where violence and corruption reign supreme—and where Sully must confront the back-breaking line between what you think and what you know, and what you know and what you can print. Inspired by the real-life 1990s Princeton Place murders and set in the last glory days of the American newspaper, The Ways of the Dead is a wickedly entertaining story of race, crime, the law, and the power of the media. Neely Tucker delivers a flawless rendering of a fast-paced, scoop-driven newsroom—investigative journalism at its grittiest. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Only the Hunted Run

Only the Hunted Run Author Neely Tucker
ISBN-10 9780698198081
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 304
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Thriller of 2016 “The test of a crime series is its main character, and Sully is someone we'll want to read about again and again.” —Lisa Scottoline, The Washington Post “Fast-moving and suspenseful with an explosively violent conclusion.” —Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press “Tucker’s Sully Carter novels have quickly sneaked up on me as one of my favorite new series.” —Sarah Weinman, “The Crime Lady” The riveting third novel in the Sully Carter series finds the gutsy reporter investigating a shooting at the Capitol and the violent world of the nation’s most corrupt mental institution In the doldrums of a broiling Washington summer, a madman goes on a shooting rampage in the Capitol building. Sully Carter is at the scene and witnesses the carnage firsthand and files the first and most detailed account of the massacre. The shooter, Terry Waters, is still on the loose and becomes obsessed with Sully, luring the reporter into the streets of D.C. during the manhunt. Not much is known about Waters when he is finally caught, except that he hails from the Indian reservations of Oklahoma. His rants in the courtroom quickly earn him a stay at Saint Elizabeth’s mental hospital, and the paper sends Sully out west to find out what has led a man to such a horrific act of violence. As Sully hits the road to see what he can dig up on Waters back in Oklahoma, he leaves his friend Alexis to watch over his nephew, Josh, who is visiting DC for the summer. Traversing central Oklahoma, Sully discovers that a shadow lurks behind the Waters family history and that the ghosts of the past have pursued the shooter for far longer than Sully could have known. When a local sheriff reveals the Waterses’ deep connection with Saint Elizabeth’s, Sully realizes he must find a way to gain access to the asylum, no matter the consequences.



Love in the Driest Season

Love in the Driest Season Author Neely Tucker
ISBN-10 1400080800
Release 2004-02-17
Pages 256
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Foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in Zimbabwe in 1997. After witnessing firsthand the devastating consequences of AIDS on the population, especially the children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage that was desperately underfunded and short-staffed. One afternoon, a critically ill infant was brought to the orphanage from a village outside the city. She’d been left to die in a field on the day she was born, abandoned in the tall brown grass that covers the highlands of Zimbabwe in the dry season. After a near-death hospital stay, and under strict doctor’s orders, the ailing child was entrusted to the care of Tucker and Vita. Within weeks Chipo, the girl-child whose name means gift, would come to mean everything to them. Still an active correspondent, Tucker crisscrossed the continent, filing stories about the uprisings in the Congo, the civil war in Sierra Leone, and the postgenocidal conflict in Rwanda. He witnessed heartbreaking scenes of devastation and violence, steeling him further to take a personal role in helping anywhere he could. At home in Harare, Vita was nursing Chipo back to health. Soon she and Tucker decided to alter their lives forever—they would adopt Chipo. That decision challenged an unspoken social norm—that foreigners should never adopt Zimbabwean children. Raised in rural Mississippi in the sixties and seventies, Tucker was familiar with the mores associated with and dictated by race. His wife, a savvy black woman whose father escaped the Jim Crow South for a new life in the industrial North, would not be deterred in her resolve to welcome Chipo into their loving family. As if their situation wasn’t tenuous enough, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was stirring up national fervor against foreigners, especially journalists, abroad and at home. At its peak, his antagonizing branded all foreign journalists personae non grata. For Tucker, the only full-time American correspondent in Zimbabwe, the declaration was a direct threat to his life and his wife’s safety, and an ultimatum to their decision to adopt the child who had already become their only daughter. Against a background of war, terrorism, disease, and unbearable uncertainty about the future, Chipo’s story emerges as an inspiring testament to the miracles that love—and dogged determination—can sometimes achieve. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant, this family memoir will resonate throughout the ages. From the Hardcover edition.



The Ways of the Dead

The Ways of the Dead Author Neely Tucker
ISBN-10 9780143127345
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 304
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?An exciting first novel that echoes the best writing of Pete Hamill and George Pelecanos.” ?Miami Herald In the first installment of an electrifying new crime series, veteran journalist Neely Tucker transports readers to late 1990s Washington, D.C., and introduces an unforgettable, complex protagonist who weaves through the District's broad avenues and shady backstreets on his Ducati 916 in pursuit of the truth. Hardboiled newspaper reporter Sully Carter returns from war-torn Bosnia to encounter a city rife with its own brand of treachery and intrigue. The teenage daughter of a powerful judge has just been found dead in a slum in the shadow of the Capitol. The police promptly arrest three local black teens, but Sully knows they're innocent. With the city clamoring for a conviction, can he find the real killer before it's too late?



Brutality

Brutality Author Ingrid Thoft
ISBN-10 9780698164550
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 320
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Gutsy, relentless, wisecracking Boston P.I. Fina Ludlow is back with her most hard-hitting case yet in the critically acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft. When soccer mom Liz Barone is attacked in her kitchen and left with a life-threatening injury, Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz’s mother to identify her attacker. It’s unusual for Fina to take a case that isn’t connected to the family firm, Ludlow and Associates, but Liz was in the process of suing her alma mater, New England University—a suit that could be a legal gold mine. Twenty years earlier, Liz was an NEU soccer star known for her physical toughness; however, a serious cognitive decline has soured her soccer memories. She’s convinced that her aggressive style of play—and the university’s willingness to ignore head injuries in favor of a win—has put her health and her future in jeopardy, and someone needs to be held responsible. Was Liz attacked to stop her lawsuit, or were there other secrets in the seemingly innocent woman’s life? Fina convinces her father and boss, Carl, to take the case, and discovers that wading into the financially lucrative and emotionally charged world of collegiate sports requires nerves of steel. As the list of suspects grows and hidden agendas are revealed, Fina wonders if any game is worth the price. From the Hardcover edition.



A Wicked Snow

A Wicked Snow Author Gregg Olsen
ISBN-10 9780786036585
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 384
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"Wickedly clever! Genuinely twisted." --Lisa Gardner "Olsen will scare you--and you'll love it."--Lee Child Hannah Griffin was a girl when tragedy struck. She still remembers the flames reflected against the newly fallen snow and the bodies the police dug up--one of them her mother's. The killer was never found. . .. Twenty years later Hannah is a talented CSI investigating a case of child abuse when the past comes hurtling back. A killer with unfinished business is on the hunt. And an anonymous message turns Hannah's blood cold: Your Mom called. . . "A TAUT THRILLER." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer "AN IRRESISTIBLE PAGE-TURNER." --Kevin O'Brien "WILL KEEP FANS OF CRIME FICTION HOOKED." --Publishers Weekly Includes a bonus excerpt from Gregg Olsen's newest thriller!



The Magic Misfits

The Magic Misfits Author Neil Patrick Harris
ISBN-10 9780316355582
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 272
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A New York Times Bestseller and USA Today Bestselling Book! From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)



The Alligator Man

The Alligator Man Author James Sheehan
ISBN-10 9781455508655
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 400
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Kevin Wylie's crooked boss wants to run him out of town, and Kevin's long-time girlfriend is ready to take a hike. He decides to leave Miami and visit his father, who he hasn't seen in 28 years. Heading back to his hometown, Kevin doesn't realize that he and his dad will become embroiled in a murder case. The victim, one of the richest and most-hated corporate criminals in America has been dubbed The Alligator Man after pieces of his clothing were found in a local swamp. Billy Fuller had every reason to want the victim dead and all the evidence leads right to his doorstep. But legendary lawyer Tom Wylie believes in Billy and he and his son reunite to fight for Billy's life. The Alligator Man is a story of greed, anger, love, redemption and two powerful trial attorneys who fight to the end-- and risk everything--for the truth.



The New Traditional

The New Traditional Author Darryl Carter
ISBN-10 9780307408655
Release 2008
Pages 208
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Presents an accessible guide to creating a stylish, inviting, and comfortable design that is responsive to the individual requirements of the people who live in it, explaining how to integrate modern elements with the classical using furnishings accessories, textiles, lighting, and color to make one's home a place to be enjoyed. 15,000 first printing.



Murder

Murder Author Neely Tucker
ISBN-10 1410486419
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 505
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The test of a crime series is its main character, and Sully is someone we ll want to read about again and again. . . . When the murder victim in the novel is identified as the young scion of one of the city s most wealthy and influential African American families, the story expands its themes of race and class, which lend it dimension. " "Lisa Scottoline, "The Washington Post" Reporter Sully Carter returns in a thrilling murder mystery of race, wealth, and family secrets When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, D.C. s most influential African-American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, reporter Sully Carter knows it s time to start asking some serious questions nomatter what the consequences. With the police unable to find a lead and pressure mounting for Sully to abandon the investigation, he has a hunch that there is more to the case than a drug deal gone bad or a tale of family misfortune. Riding the city's backstreets on his Ducati 916, Sully finds that the real story stretches far beyond Billyand into D.C. s most prominent social circles. A hard drinker still haunted by his years as a war correspondent in Bosnia, Sully now must strike a dangerous balance between D.C. s two extremes the city s violent, depraved projects and its highest corridors of power while threatened by those who will stop at nothing to keep him from discovering the shocking truth. The only person he can trust is his old friend Alexis, a talented photographer and fellow war zone junkie, who is as sexy as she is fearless, but even Alexis can't protect Sully from everyone who would rather he give up the story. Following the acclaimed first Sully Carter novel, "The Ways of the Dead, " this gritty mystery digs deeper into Sully's past while revealing how long-held secrets can destroy even the most powerful families. "From the Hardcover edition.""



A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember Author Nicholas Sparks
ISBN-10 0759520267
Release 2000-05-24
Pages 304
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The New York Times bestselling novel that inspired the beloved major motion film. There was a time when the world was sweeter....when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister....Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks's sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes his most moving story yet....



Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter Author William T. Doering
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032974167
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 190
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This book contains a listing of all compositions by internationally recognized American composer Elliott Carter. It contains a complete discography and annotated citations of works by and about Carter and his music.



The Far Empty

The Far Empty Author J. Todd Scott
ISBN-10 9780698408272
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 448
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“[So] good I wish I’d written it. The poetic and bloody ground of west Texas has given birth to a powerful new voice in contemporary western crime fiction.”—Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire series In this gritty crime debut set in the stark Texas borderlands, an unearthed skeleton will throw a small town into violent turmoil. Seventeen-year-old Caleb Ross is adrift in the wake of the sudden disappearance of his mother more than a year ago, and is struggling to find his way out of the small Texas border town of Murfee. Chris Cherry is a newly minted sheriff’s deputy, a high school football hero who has reluctantly returned to his hometown. When skeletal remains are discovered in the surrounding badlands, the two are inexorably drawn together as their efforts to uncover Murfee’s darkest secrets lead them to the same terrifying suspect: Caleb’s father and Chris’s boss, the charismatic and feared Sheriff Standford “Judge” Ross. Dark, elegiac, and violent, The Far Empty is a modern Western, a story of loss and escape set along the sharp edge of the Texas border. Told by a longtime federal agent who knows the region, it’s a debut novel you won’t soon forget.



Hotel Scarface

Hotel Scarface Author Roben Farzad
ISBN-10 9780698409828
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 352
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The wild, true story of the Mutiny, the hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday—and an inspiration for the blockbuster film, Scarface... In the seventies, coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like Coconut Grove’s Mutiny at Sailboat Bay. Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel’s club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites. Amid the boatloads of powder and cash reigned the new kings of Miami: three waves of Cuban immigrants vying to dominate the trafficking of one of the most lucrative commodities ever known to man. But as the kilos—and bodies—began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, Hotel Scarface is a portrait of a city high on excess and greed, an extraordinary work of investigative journalism offering an unprecedented view of the rise and fall of cocaine—and the Mutiny—in Miami.



John Carter of Mars

John Carter of Mars Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
ISBN-10 9781927002964
Release 2013-10-29
Pages 705
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A classic of early, pulp science fiction writing this volume one of Edgard Rice Burroughs popular series introduces the hero John Carter, a civil-war veteran is mysteriously transported to Mars, or as it is known to its inhabitants Barsoom. Carter, who finds that he has superhuman strength in the Martian gravity, soon become embroiled in the affairs of the various warring Martian tribes and falls in love with the humanoid Dejah Thoris, a princess on the planet. In these first three books in the series Carter transitions from an alien outsider to royalty on the planet of Barsoom.



The Return of Desire

The Return of Desire Author Gina Ogden
ISBN-10 0834822873
Release 2008-07-15
Pages 224
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Drawing on three decades of experience as a sex therapist and sex researcher, Dr. Gina Ogden shows you how to: • Open up to the four energies that spark desire • Create heart-to-heart communication with your partner • Transcend guilt, shame, and "good-girls-don't" messages • Help heal the sexual wounds of abuse, addiction, affairs, and low self-esteem • Enjoy sexual pleasure throughout your life span—from new love, to parenthood, and into your golden years To learn more about the author, Gina Ogden, go to www.ginaogden.com.