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The Man Who Smiled

Author : Henning Mankell
ISBN : 9781595585806
Genre : Fiction
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The #1 international-bestselling tale of greed, violence, and corporate power from the master of Scandinavian noir: “One of his best” (The Times, London). After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself deep in a personal and professional crisis; during more than a year of sick leave, he turns to drink and vice to quiet his lingering demons. Once he pulls himself together, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good—just before a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times. Far from leaving police work behind, Wallander instead must investigate a formidable suspect: a powerful business tycoon at the helm of a multinational company engaged in extralegal activities. Ann-Britt Höglund, the department’s first female detective, proves to be Wallander’s best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling façade of the suspicious mogul. But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, Wallander finds his own life being threatened. In this “exquisitely plotted” thriller, Henning Mankell’s mastery of the modern police procedural—which has earned him legions of fans worldwide and inspired the BBC show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh—is on vivid display (Publishers Weekly). “This is crime fiction of the highest order.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Compelling . . . Skillfully plotted and suspenseful. . . . A thriller for the thinking reader.” —The Dallas Morning News “Mankell’s novels are a joy.” —USA Today “Absorbing. . . . In the masterly manner of P.D. James, Mankell projects his hero's brooding thoughts onto nature itself.” —The New York Times “Wallander is a loveable gumshoe. . . . He is one of the most credible creations in contemporary crime fiction.” —The Guardian

Soma

Author : Kemble Scott
ISBN : 9780758286765
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome To The Neighborhood To outsiders, San Francisco is all one big city. But to those in the know, there is SoMa, South of Market, where sleek eateries are squeezed between bail bonds storefronts and high-priced lofts look out over still rough edges. It's home to a generation of hipsters disillusioned by the dotcom bust, restless and searching for the next thrill, the next high, the next step too far. Sex, drugs, kink--you can find it anywhere in SoMa, if you know where to look. But first, you'll need your tour guides. There's Raphe, a writer torn between two worlds, belonging to neither. Lauren, the poor little rich girl living on the edge and pushing farther out. Mark, beautiful and cruel, who lives for games, the more extreme, the better. Baptiste, hot, smooth, and maybe as real as it gets. And Julie, both an object of desire and a pretty pawn to be played. In a glittering, surreal subculture of private sex clubs and kept boys, identity theft and betrayal, nihilism, redemption, and sometimes love, they're spinning out of control and into each other's orbits, desperately looking for something real--something that will show them who they really are. In this provocative, intense novel, Kemble Scott puts a new neighborhood on the literary map for good, in a tale that is disturbing, gritty, wholly original, and utterly unforgettable. Praise for SoMa and Kemble Scott: "Scott provides us with an insider's look at a little known and gritty underground world. . ..Shockingly, his raw and gritty account of this dark world is all true, which makes for an even more fun ride." --Andy Behrman, bestselling author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania "I read the first page of SoMa and never put it down until I read the last page. . .I know people who are less real than these characters." --Joe Quirk, bestselling author of The Ultimate Rush "SoMa tells. . .what's really happening in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood. . .It's one man's story of a twisted journey and compromised redemption. San Francisco can be a city of extremes, and we see one here." --Craig Newmark, Creator of Craigslist

Silva Smiled

Author : Krysta Buckley
ISBN : 9780595094707
Genre : Fiction
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"...imagine you are paralyzed, Lennard, and any sound you make is gibberish. The only movements of your body convulsive and purposeless. But your thinking is clear and your body feels...it feels everything but all you can do is lay there and take it all in..." "David, stop." "...and you start to go a little bit mad. If you're strong you tell yourself you don't understand what is happening but it can't go on forever..." "It isn't like that!" "...but each humiliating, pain filled day beats a chink in that resolution until you become quite insane and you know how sensitive the insane are. But this is only what goes on in the minds of the adults. How do you suppose a six year old handles it? Lennard?" "You're out of here!" "Oh, I'm very in, you son of a bitch." David Rice knows a terrible secret and he needs to tell it before he is killed. Big Business is everything. It will get you a name and a big salary with toys to match. Or it will get you killed. But if you're lucky, before you die, you will be touched by Silva. Game?

The Man Who Talks To Dogs

Author : Melinda Roth
ISBN : 9781466822931
Genre : Pets
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Go to any unpopulated or abandoned area in any given urban setting, and you'll find them. Thousands and thousands of wild dogs-abandoned to disease, starvation, and inevitable death-are leading short and brutal lives in the no-man's-land between domestication and wildness, byproducts of the human destitution around them. A lucky few are saved by dedicated rescuers, and Randy Grim, has emerged as one of the country's leading dog saviors. After years of rescuing dogs on his own, he founded Stray Rescue of St. Louis, an organization dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation. These are dogs that belong to no one, the ones animal-control experts can't catch and humane shelters won't deal with. They are stray or feral, either abandoned or born wild on the streets, which means they won't come near humans and statistically won't live past their second year. And their numbers are growing every day. In The Man Who Talks to Dogs, journalist Melinda Roth narrates Grim's dramatic, inspiring efforts and tells the horrific and heartwarming stories of the dogs he saves, showing how this growing national health problem-controlled by no federal or local regulations-can no longer be ignored.

The Man From 3015

Author : Luke Hill
ISBN : 9781500896362
Genre : Fiction
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When ambitious young reporter Serena Adonyi has a chance meeting with a man claiming to be from the future, she doesn’t believe him – but she does think his story has all the makings of a hit news piece. She didn’t expect the network to refuse to air it. She didn’t expect her coworker to turn up dead the next day, and she certainly didn’t expect she and her new young acquaintance would be framed for his murder. The young man’s story, true or not, has definitely ruffled some very powerful feathers, and Serena soon finds that her association with this mysterious stranger has put her entire existence in jeopardy. Will she believe his story and help him on his unlikely quest, or feed him to the wolves in order to save herself? The Man From 3015, a sci-fi thriller, is a story of hope, redemption and the David-and-Goliath struggle between one of the ‘little people’ and a run amok corporate juggernaut that asks: Can one person really make a difference?

A Peek At True Colors By Euphoria

Author : Euphoria
ISBN : 9781465378323
Genre : Fiction
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A TEAR JERKING BUT ENCOURAING TALE about a police officer and his friends. An unsolved mystery occurs in a small town and Officer Dolopis gets hurt in the process. While in a comma, Officer Dolopis takes a long journey. He realizes that there is a brighter future to all the dilemma and tragedy in his life. He also manages to put hope into the hearts of a couple who has lost a child. THIS STORY IS NOT ONLY WARM BUT HEARTFELT AND HUMOROUS.

The Man She Ll Marry

Author : Susan Fox
ISBN : 9781460365281
Genre : Fiction
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Tracey couldn't believe she'd written off Ty Cameron's car, nor that he was insisting she pay for it—by working for him! And that meant living with Ty, who seemed determined to get to know her… But Tracey had learned to be wary of men—especially handsome, sexy ones. Only, Ty was different. He didn't just want to get Tracey into bed, he was strong, funny and he was becoming a rock to lean on. In fact, Ty was showing definite signs of husband potential!

The Man Who Lost His Wife

Author : Julian Symons
ISBN : 9781842329269
Genre : Fiction
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Gilbert Welton’s life changed one breakfast time – his wife, Virginia, announced she was leaving him. Perhaps not the expected beginning of a comedy, but Symons employs his customary skill and brilliant wit to reveal the funny side of the tale. The result is a hilarious and riotous look at the life of a very ordinary middle-aged man.

Demona Book One

Author : K. R Hulsey
ISBN : 9780557818228
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Sanctuary

Author : Dale Allen
ISBN : 9780595752249
Genre : Fiction
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The last days are upon us. In the near future, a man will find his destiny by looking deep into the past. The battle for man's birthright will no longer be fought in the shadows. Against a great evil, a handful of brave humans have preserved man's hope in the darkest of days. In the vast darkness, a small gem shines with the light for the future. A beacon of hope for those who seek its shelter. A place known as Sanctuary.

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