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The Taking

Author : Dean Koontz
ISBN : 9780307414281
Genre : Fiction
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a chronicler of our worst fears—and best dreams. In The Taking he tells the story of a community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as familiar streets become fog-shrouded death traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind’s darkest hour, here is a small-town slice-of-doomsday thriller that strikes to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of The Taking. On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong. As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. Before evening, their little town loses television and radio reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with community damage...but also because they feel the need to band together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot identify or even imagine. In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray-purple twilight prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to their world—something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a relentless roller-coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main Street and showcases the talents of one of our most original and mesmerizing novelists at the pinnacle of his powers.

Taking Tuscany

Author : Renee Riva
ISBN : 9780781403184
Genre : Fiction
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A. J. Degulio loved the idea of a visit to the Old Country—until her family decided to stay. Now it's 1972 and she's turning fourteen in a crumbling castle on a hill in Tuscany, wishing she were back in Idaho with her beloved dog, Sailor. In Italy, her fair complexion and blonde hair make her stick out like a vanilla wafer in a box of chocolate biscotti, and she's so lonely her best friend is a nun from the local convent. What's worse, her grandma's losing her marbles and Mama's going crazy over Uncle Nick's ugly blue villa, which she can see from every window. The challenges of roots and relatives are nothing new to A. J. but factor in language, culture shock, and a bad case of homesickness, and A. J.'s going to need more than the famous Degulio sense of humor to survive. It will take a catastrophe—and a few wise words from a friend—for A. J. to understand that sometimes the only thing you can change is your perspective.

His For The Taking

Author : Ann Major
ISBN : 9784596253552
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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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 Of Annie Thorne

Author : C. J. Tudor
ISBN : 9781405930987
Genre : Fiction
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'Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child The new spine-tingling, sinister thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man . . . _______________ One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, after 48 hours, she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her. Something happened to my sister. I can't explain what. I just know that when she came back, she wasn't the same. She wasn't my Annie. I didn't want to admit, even to myself, that sometimes I was scared to death of my own little sister. _______________ 'Confirms Tudor as Britain's female Stephen King. There is a creeping dread on every page' Daily Mail 'Shows that her excellent The Chalk Man was no one-off in matching Stephen King for creepiness' Sunday Express's Bestseller Predictions 2019 'Written with such skill it's hard to believe this is only her second book. It gives King a run for his money' James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series 'Dark, gothic and utterly compelling' J. P. Delaney, author of Believe Me and The Girl Before 'Deliciously creepy . . . An absolute corker of a book' Riley Sager, bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied 'Tudor's 2018 The Chalk Man was a standout mystery novel with a fresh voice and a spooky plot. This is even better' Washington Post _______________ Praise for C. J. Tudor . . . 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' Lee Child 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times 'A must-read for all horror fans' Daily Express

Taking It

Author : Michael Cadnum
ISBN : UCAL:B4116576
Genre : Shoplifting
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Seventeen-year-old Anna Charles, who has turned shoplifting into an art form and a way to vent frustration, feels her confidence crumbling when she begins finding things she does not remember stealing.

A Throne For The Taking

Author : Kate Walker
ISBN : 9781460313428
Genre : Fiction
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A kingdom's safety Betrayed by those she loves, Honoria Escalona must now face the only man capable of bringing stability to the Mediterranean kingdom of Mecjoria. A cold, hard man who once called her his friend… Alexei Sarova—the true King of Mecjoria. In exchange for her happiness But Alexei's tortuous past has changed him into someone she hardly knows. He blames Ria's family for his bitterness, and his help—when he offers it—comes with a price: he'll take his rightful place as King with Ria as his wife, until she produces a true-blood heir….

The Taking Of Getty Oil

Author : Steve Coll
ISBN : 9781504045049
Genre : Business & Economics
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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).

The Taking Of Libbie Sd

Author : David Housewright
ISBN : 1429928573
Genre : Fiction
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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.

Taking Lottie Home

Author : Terry Kay
ISBN : 9780062279453
Genre : Fiction
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When Foster Lanier and Ben Phelps are released from a professional baseball team in 1904, it is the only experience they have in common, until they meet a runaway -- a girl-woman named Lottie Parker -- on the train that takes them from Augusta, Georgia, and away from their dreams of greatness. Foster will marry her and father her son. Ben will escort her home. And Lottie will change the lives of everyone she meets, from the day she runs away until she finally finds the place where she belongs.

A Queen For The Taking?

Author : Kate Hewitt
ISBN : 9780373132263
Genre : Fiction
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Innocent in the king's bed... Spare to the throne, Alessandro Diomedi never expected to be dragged back to Maldinia and thrust beneath the crown. Upheaval has ravaged his country, but one thing has stayed the same: the woman he must now marry. Trained from birth to be the perfect queen, it's finally time for Liana Aterno to do her duty. But Sandro is not the man she remembers. Cynical and brooding King Sandro unexpectedly ignites a fire in her that sparks rebellion! When their first electrifying kiss nearly proves both their undoing, Sandro is determined to unleash all the passion his mysterious queen has learned to hide so well!

Grandma S Rose A Breath Taking Novel Of Hope Unconditional Love Hurt And Disappointment

Author : Cathy L. Young
ISBN : 9781477201466
Genre : Fiction
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This book is a continuation of Grandmas Rose-Bks 1 and 2. Roses life after Christines death was far from being a life of roses. Rose wanted to forget about her past and everything that reminded her of the scars left after Christines death but is soon faced with so many challenges, obstacles, sorrows and regrets from her past.

Satan S Lapdogs

Author : Bruce A Miles
ISBN : 1082381365
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Reeling from the death of the love of his life, investigative reporter Dylan Cromwell begins a cross country road trip to reconnect with old college friends as he struggles to cope with the overwhelming loss. Dylan's best friend's wife asks him to use his investigative skills to search for a friend who has disappeared while researching the plight of homeless women living on the street. Dylan's search leads him to a national conspiracy by a militia who mistakenly believe he is a disgruntled NSA employee bringing them information about a cache of military grade weapons ripe for the taking. The Modern Minuteman Alliance intends to use the weapons to arm their state units to force passage of climate change legislation if their political allies falter in their effort to enact the American Climate Change Response Initiative. On the eve of the weapons heist Dylan finds himself in a deadly situation with no backup, his true identity revealed, no means of escape, and no clues to the fate of the missing blogger. Satan's Lapdogs is a thought provoking look into the actions concerned citizens will take to force the government to enact meaningful climate change policies.

The Taking

Author : Erin McCarthy
ISBN : 9781101195536
Genre : Fiction
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My Immortal and Fallen showed Erin McCarthy at her provocative best... Now she takes paranormal romance one step further with The Taking Heiress Regan Henry knows that passion can be an illusion, and she keeps her emotions in check-until she falls under the spell of the beguiling Felix LeBlanc. He knows that the rumors that her mansion is haunted are true, and that he's the only one who can save her from the spirits residing there. But the only way he can do it is to sacrifice his last chance at redemption...or risk a love that could consign them both to an eternity of evil.

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

Author : John Godey
ISBN : 9780795333880
Genre : Fiction
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A New York subway train is taken hostage in this “high-voltage thriller with the kick of a third rail” (The Washington Post). A New York Times Bestseller After a New York City train leaves the Pelham station at 1:23 p.m., four armed men take control of it—along with seventeen passengers. Their demands are simple: deliver one million dollars, or the hostages will be killed one by one. Fast-paced and intensely psychological, this novel tells the story from the point of view of each of the hijackers—revealing each man’s motivations, desperations, and fatal flaws. The basis of a blockbuster 1974 movie that was remade in 2009 with Denzel Washington and John Travolta, this classic modern thriller will have you on the edge of your seat, and holding on tight. “Entertaining . . . Clever in its details, frequently quite funny, and witty in its comments on how New York City functions . . . [A] slam-bang ending.” —The New York Times “A wild ride.” —The Pittsburgh Press “Harrowing, terrifying, and so, so good.” —BusinessWeek

Taking Eve

Author : Iris Johansen
ISBN : 9781250019974
Genre : Fiction
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with the first book in a chilling new Eve Duncan trilogy that asks the question: will Eve survive what lies ahead? Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's mission is to bring closure to the families whose loved ones have vanished. She knows their anguish—her own beloved daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her when Bonnie was just seven years old. It is only recently that this mystery was resolved and Eve could begin her journey to peace. Now, Jim Doane wants the same kind of answers that Eve always longed for. His twenty-five-year old son may or may not be dead and he has only burned skull fragments as possible evidence. But he cannot go to the police for answers without risking his own secrets and dark past, so instead he chooses a bold step to find the truth—a truth that takes Eve down a twisted path of madness and evil and into the darkest heart of her own history. Doane needs Eve Duncan's skills and he'll do anything to get them. Even if it means taking Eve.

Taking A Chance On Me

Author : Nicole Vidal
ISBN : 1734341939
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A Virgin For The Taking

Author : Trish Morey
ISBN : 9784596381651
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Laurence, Ruby’s friend, confidant and father figure, has passed away, and his son Zane has shown up suddenly while she’s still grieving. Zane ran away from home a while ago and hasn’t contacted anyone since. Upon meeting Ruby, he immediately hates her. Zane believes that Ruby was his father’s mistress. She is confused at first by his cold demeanor, but quickly realizes that he has misunderstood the situation. Even while she mourns his father’s loss, she tries to resolve their misunderstanding. Will she be able to get the intractable Zane to change his mind about her?

Steal Away A Novel Of Suspense

Author : Katharine Clark
ISBN : 9781614171546
Genre : Fiction
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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

Taking The High Ground

Author : David Trenbirth
ISBN : 9781426977435
Genre : Fiction
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Taking Sides

Author : Gary Soto
ISBN : 0152840761
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza, an aspiring basketball player, must come to terms with his divided loyalties when he moves from the Hispanic inner city to a white suburban neighborhood.

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