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The Alethean Legacy: Prelude By Rob King
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Retribution: Ryan Marshall was expecting three months of gruelling hell in SAS Selection. He soon realises that no amount of training could have prepared him for what he would be subjected to. No... More > Good Deed: David Costello’s success in the British Army garnered him the resentment of his troop. When thrust into a hostage rescue, Costello must not only free the captives, but also overcome his squad mates’ insubordination. Second Chance: A death during an drug fuelled evening leads to Chris Howells’ arrest in Las Vegas. Ryan Marshall, a soldier of the British SAS, is sent to break Howells out of jail and smuggle him out of America. Marshall must not only deal with the jailbreak, but also Howells, whose addictions make the journey anything but easy. Extinction: The Controller of an Alethean survey vessel is left with a single option to save his dying people. The problem: the "Causality Pact" prevents him from taking action, leaving him with a choice between the laws of his people, and their very survival.< Less
Sabre By Alan G Brown
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WPC Sarah Miles gets away to recuperate from her injuries (see Devine Retribution). She wants to take the time to decide her future and whether to allow a co-worker, John, into her life. Simple. Yet... More > everything is against her. First, her violent ex-boyfriend discovers her location and begins stalking her. Second, she meets an older couple who are also taking time out to consider their future. Everett is an aging salesman who has been accused of killing his boss for his job and wife. Third, Sarah can't contact John. Nothing is as it seems, and nobody is as they seem. As Sarah becomes lost in a living nightmare from which she cannot escape, only her sense of survival can keep her sane and alive. Until she runs directly into her sleeping nightmare. “Sabre” is a psychological suspense that builds to an unexpected and fast-paced climax.< Less
Greatest Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun, Septimius Felton, Twice-Told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse and Other Stories, The Snow Image & Tanglewood Tales By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American novelist. Nathaniel added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation with his ancestor John Hathorne, the... More > only judge involved in the Salem witch trials. His fiction works, centers on New England, are considered part of the dark romanticism movement. The depictions of the past are used only as a vehicle to express common themes of ancestral sin, guilt and retribution. His later writings also reflect his negative view of the Transcendentalism movement. Evert Augustus Duyckinck said of Hawthorne, "Of the American writers destined to live, he is the most original, the one least indebted to foreign models or literary precedents of any kind". This collection, contains his complete novels and his greatest short stories, in their original editions: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun, Septimius Felton, Twice-Told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse, The Snow Image & Tanglewood Tales.< Less
Shifter By H.R. Green
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For a police investigator of homicides in Chicago, Detective Jon Dall has come across a lot of weirdness besides seeing dead bodies and dealing with unsolved murders. Detective Dall has dealt with... More > fanatical cults, unwanted entities, alleged possessions, and aspiring werewolves and vampires. This veteran cop had seen it all in the occult, whether he liked it or not, and thought he was over dealing with it until the mistakes in his past caught up with him; an ancient race who call themselves Shifters. They are beings who can be anything with just a thought and are after Detective Dall for personal retribution for something he did to them nearly a decade ago. Throughout this story Jon will take you on a personal account on how these Shifters nearly destroyed his life and exposed him for what he really was, before he even began to realize himself. On the way he finds new enemies and allies he never knew existed in this near future Chicago.< Less
Twisted Inside Out By Katharine Carter
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A young boy is thrown from the top of a car lot situated next to a hospital. YaCheng grew up in a loving family, whose focus is education, love, respect and family. John was born to parents who... More > didn't know one another. A brief coupling one night and a marriage that has no substance. The only love this child knows is a blow from his mother, who watches soap operas and eats. John is left in dirty diapers, unfed nor properly clothed. He grows up with no love for women, no respect and turns to the gangs on the streets of Green Bay. Mario is born into a disfunctional family, whose parents only give love to their daughter, ignoring the needs of this young child. He grows up into a very angry youth, who has no respect or love for anyone. Retribution for these young men comes at a very high cost which leaves the three families devastated and their lives and everyone in them and around them changed for ever.< Less
Benny: A “Special Boy” By Jeffrey Flagel
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An old man now, Benny sits in his tiny apartment in Riverside, California, stares at his bloody hands, and wonders if he is responsible for this carnage. How could he be? If women would only treat... More > him like he deserves, then this would never happen. How many times has he warned them? Benny’s mother always told him he was her special boy—the most talented and best-looking of all his friends. So why can’t his wives and lovers treat him that way? As he struggles to understand the attack that has left him in a pool of his own blood, he recalls in detail the calculated torment he has inflicted upon those closest to him. This novel of psychological suspense, told across a shifting chronology, portrays the life of a slowly developing sociopath, the effects on his family and lovers, and the retribution he finally receives from the least likely of sources.< Less
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Wise Blood By Flannery O'Connor
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Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is a story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle... More > against his innate, desperate faith. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Lily Sabbath. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawkes, Hazel Motes founds The Church of God Without Christ, but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God. He meets Enoch Emery, a young man with "wise blood," who leads him to a mummified holy child, and whose crazy maneuvers are a manifestation of Hazel's existential struggles. This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.--Goodreads.< Less
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The Dead Man’s Sister By James Alan Vincent
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Sarah Santana received a phone call. Her only family had been killed in a fire in Spain. Harry Dolan, a notorious London crook was responsible because he’d lost face on a deal. After the... More > funeral Sarah found out her family had been murdered the five bodies were burnt to hide the evidence. Being in America thirty years she’d been long forgotten. Yet Sarah was a top federal agent in the FBI. Using her skills she found out the sickening truth which turned her into an avenging angel. Now aged 48 she sought retribution on Dolans family all five of them including the evil assassin. Committing a crime is easy-but the hard part is getting away with it. Foolishly, Harry Dolan had forgotten about Sarah Santana. A woman can be as tough as a man. But man can’t be as soft as a woman. She was.................THE DEAD MAN'S SISTER.< Less

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