A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes the story behind the picture is worth a thousand more. 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis's career skyrockets. But the piece also leads to consequences more devastating than he and Lily ever imagined - and it will risk everything they value to unravel the mystery and set things right. Inspired by a newspaper photo that stunned readers throughout the country, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of ambition, redemption, love, and family.
©2018 Kristina McMorris (P)2018 Recorded Books
He listened as their voices faded into the rumble of the falls. He was thinking about the lynx. The way it had looked at him, acknowledging his existence, then passing out of his life like smoke.... It was the first thing - the only thing - that had managed, if only for a moment, to displace from his mind the image of the child. He had carried that image with him for a year now, and it had been a weight so great that sometimes he could hardly stand. Mary Lawsons beloved novels, Crow Lake and The Other Side of the Bridge, have delighted legions around the world. The fictional Northern Ontario town of Struan, buried in the winter snows, is the vivid backdrop to her breathtaking new novel. Road Ends brings us a family unravelling in the aftermath of tragedy: Edward Cartwright, struggling to escape the legacy of a violent past; Emily, his wife, cloistered in her room with yet another new baby, increasingly unaware of events outside the bedroom door; Tom, their eldest son, 25 years old but home again, unable to come to terms with the death of a friend; and capable, formidable Megan, the sole daughter in a household of eight sons, who for years held the family together but has finally broken free and gone to England, to try to make a life of her own. Road Ends is Mary Lawson at her best. In this masterful, enthralling, tender novel, which ranges from the Ontario silver rush of the early 1900s to swinging London in the 1960s, she gently reveals the intricacies and anguish of family life, the push and pull of responsibility and individual desire, the way we can face tragedy, and in time, hope to start again.
©2014 Mary Lawson (P)2021 Knopf Canada
A definitive new collection featuring all of the previously published Sookie Stackhouse stories, along with a new introduction from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the series. Return to Bon Temps, Louisiana, with these listener favorites featuring spunky telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and her paranormal friends: "Fairy Dust" - from Powers of Detection and A Touch of Dead "One Word Answer" - from Bite and A Touch of Dead "Dracula Night" - from Many Bloody Returns and A Touch of Dead "Lucky" - from Unusual Suspects and A Touch of Dead "Gift Wrap" - from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and A Touch of Dead "Two Blondes" - from Death's Excellent Vacation "If I Had a Hammer" - from Home Improvement: Undead Edition "Small Town Wedding" - from The Sookie Stackhouse Companion "Playing Possum" - from An Apple for the Creature "In the Blue Hereafter" - from Games Creatures Play
©2017 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2017 Recorded Books
This set contains the first four books in The Silencer Series, including: The Silencer Fully Loaded Hard Target Blowback The Silencer: CIA Black Ops agent John Smith is on his latest assignment in London. Little does he know - it'll be his last. Barely surviving an attack on his life, Smith lays low for six months until he returns to the United States. His flight is strangely diverted to Philadelphia where he meets a mysterious stranger who knows all about his past and recruits him for a job. Needing a new identity, Smith becomes Michael Recker. He then tries to prevent bad things happening to innocent people while also interacting with the city's different crime factions. All the while, Recker plans his revenge on the mysterious Agent 17, who committed an act so heinous that Recker will never forget it. Fully Loaded: After being ambushed, Recker goes missing for several days and is presumed dead. Once he returns, he seeks retribution on the men responsible and turns to an unlikely source to help him get his revenge. As he embarks on his plot for revenge, he must not only carefully navigate around Mia's growing feelings for him, but also his own feelings for her. While still not forgetting his main goal of helping the innocent, Recker also further cements his relationship with Tyrell by helping him with a family problem. Though he still keeps Mia at a distance, they can't help but become closer as Recker investigates the disappearance of one of her closest friends. As Recker embarks on his deadly rampage, Jones worries about The Silencer's growing reputation amongst the public and government agencies. Hard Target: Recker finally reaches his boiling point and confronts Jones about his lack of progress in finding Agent 17. The professor, feeling guilty about not locating him, admits to a secret he's been hiding. As Recker is trying to find Agent 17, Mia launches her own investigation into her friend's death, frustrated that the killer still hasn't been brought to justice. Her lack of experience causes a major mistake - one that may cost the life of both her and Jones. Recker must not only find Agent 17, but save the lives of his friends before it's too late. Blowback: After the circumstances of Agent 17's death, the CIA turns to a specialist to help track down the man they think is responsible - John Smith. Though Recker knows Centurion is coming, he doesn't change how he operates and winds up on police surveillance cameras. Feeling the walls closing in, Jones wants to pack up and move to a new city, though Recker has reservations about leaving. It all boils down to a final confrontation between Recker and his former employers - one he may not survive.
©2017 Mike Ryan (P)2020 Mike Ryan
This box set contains books five to eight in The Silencer Series, including: Point Blank After six months away in Detroit, Recker and Jones return their operation to Philadelphia. They're almost immediately thrown into trying to prevent a cop killing. They also come back to find things aren't quite the way they left them. One of the city's crime leaders tries to force Recker's hand, by using Mia as bait in helping them take control of the city. Despite getting the cold shoulder from Mia initially upon his return, Recker works hard at freeing her from danger, taking her to the only place he knows she'll be safe. It leads to a violent conclusion - one that finds Recker working with the police by his side. Double Tap Recker and Jones go hunting to add a third member to the team. After an exhaustive search, Jones has finally found the perfect candidate. Former CIA Operative Chris Haley has been out of the game for a couple of years, but jumps at the chance to jump back into things as the new Silencer. As Recker and Haley start settling in with their new work dynamic, things don't go as smoothly as they have in the past. They get into a rough situation that leads to Recker getting put in handcuffs and taken away in a police car. Can Jones engineer Recker's release? Or, will they once again become a two-man team with only Jones and Haley? Hollow Point Somebody is shooting police officers. After several killings and no progress on finding the shooter by the police department, Recker is asked to lend a hand. One of Vincent's men inside the department, a homicide detective, reaches out to the Silencer, setting up a meeting through Vincent. As Recker, Haley, and Jones investigate the killings, they start to find more questions than answers, and realize that everything is not as cut and dried as it seems. Once the supposed killer is finally found, Recker thinks he may have been played. He's not so sure that it wasn't a plant and the man was framed. All of which leads him to question: If it's someone else behind the shootings, who has the power and motivation to pull it off? And why? High Velocity There's a new criminal element in town, and they state their arrival by knocking off a few of Vincent's men. Recker and the team get drawn into the middle of it and start investigating to learn the identity of the mystery player. Recker and Haley get a tip about a high-level meeting of the new crew in an abandoned building, but all is not what it seems. Instead of a meeting, they run into Malloy, who's also there to investigate, and an otherwise empty building. It turns out to be an ambush, and only two of the three will escape uninjured. Will they find out who's responsible for the attack and bring them to their brand of justice? Or, will the perpetrators slip out from under their fingers to cause more chaos and destruction?
©2020 Mike Ryan (P)2020 Mike Ryan
A New York Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, Marvel Comics writer Jonathan Maberry continues the story he began in Rot and Ruin. Six months have passed since Benny Imura and Nix Riley learned that flesh-eating zombies arent the scariest or most dangerous monsters around. Now, Bennys brother Tom is training them in the art of zombie whacking. But as they plan to leave and find a better future, a zombie attack puts a crimp in their plans. And soon, they discover an old enemy they believed was long-gone may actually still be alive.
©2011 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Congratulations, you are about to get younger! Dr. Henry Lodge provides the science. Chris Crowley provides the motivation. And through their New York Times best-selling program, youll discover how to put off 70 percent of the normal problems of aging - weakness, sore joints, bad balance - and eliminate 50 percent of serious illness and injury. Plus, prominent Neurologist Allan Hamilton now explains how following Harrys Rules for diet, exercise, and staying emotionally connected directly affects your brain - all the way down to the cellular level. The message is simple: Learn to train for the next third of your life, and youll have a ball.
©2004, 2005, 2019 Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge (P)2020 Recorded Books
From a New York Times best-selling author, the definitive biography of the NFLs most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach, Bill Belichick. Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL - the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, hes led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory new and robust biography, listeners will come to understand and see Belichicks full life in football, from watching Naval Academy games as a kid with his player-scout father, to masterminding two Super Bowl-winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, and to his dramatic leap to the Patriots, where he has made history. Veteran sports writer and award-winning author Ian OConnor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have previously been unexplored. OConnor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesnt know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots, a team shrouded in victory and controversy. But there is so much more - from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady, to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft, and to the surprising camaraderie he shares with the team. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this audiobook circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.
©2018 Ian O'Connor (P)2018 Recorded Books
Multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberrys Rot & Ruin is his debut work for young readers. Fifteen-year-old Benny Imura lives in a world infested with zombies where, when a kid turns 15, he must get a job to continue receiving food rations. Benny has no interest in the family business of zombie killing, but figures he doesnt have much of a choice. Hes tried out a bunch of other jobs, and hasnt found anything he likes. But as Benny starts training with his brother, he learns things about being human that he never expected.
©2010 Jonathan Maberry (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
There's a new criminal element in town, and they state their arrival by knocking off a few of Vincent's men. Recker and the team get drawn into the middle of it and start investigating to learn the identity of the mystery player. Recker and Haley get a tip about a high-level meeting of the new crew in an abandoned building, but all is not what it seems. Instead of a meeting, they run into Malloy, who's also there to investigate, and an otherwise empty building. It turns out to be an ambush, and only two of the three will escape uninjured. Will they find out who's responsible for the attack and bring them to their brand of justice? Or will the perpetrators slip out from under their fingers to cause more chaos and destruction?
©2018 Mike Ryan (P)2020 Mike Ryan
Get three great, stand-alone books in one collection, from USA Today best-selling author Mike Ryan. Included are: A Dangerous Man The Last Job The Crew A Dangerous Man For the past 10 years, Dan Casey has lived a relatively quiet life in Virginia. He got married, had two kids, and even started his own business. But a deep, dark secret he's been hiding is about to shatter his world. Casey thought he was done with his past - but his past wasn't done with him. Everyone is about to find out, though - he's still a very dangerous man. The Last Job Eric Lamb is a world-renowned hit man. He's the best there is. He's the go-to man when a job pops up. But Lamb is getting tired of his profession. The constant killings, some seemingly innocent, have finally taken their toll on him. And he's about to do something about it. After he's contracted to do a new job, he decides he's had enough. All in the hopes of saving a young girl he doesn't even know. And, it will probably cost him his life. The Crew Jack Carters got a problem. He left his old life - and his old crew - behind to start a family. But now, several years later, they've come calling again. The leader of the crew, Dominic Cirella, wants to pull off an armored car job right under the noses of the cops who are tailing them. Will Jack sacrifice his new peaceful life for a potential big score? Will they be able to pull it off? Or, will they all go down in a hail of gunfire?
©2020 Mike Ryan (P)2020 Mike Ryan
To mark the 15th anniversary of the best-selling series, Younger Next Year for Women now includes two new chapters on the link between physical exercise and brain health. Their message is straightforward: A program of consistent exercise and eating right not only helps us physically but improves memory, cognition, mood, and more. Which makes the promise of Younger Next Year for Women even more urgent than ever - the American population is getting older, living longer than ever, and wanting to stay strong, fit, sexy, and smart. This best-selling book shows us how to turn back our biological clocks - how to put off 70 percent of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance), eliminate 50 percent of serious illness and injury, and now, become 10 percent smarter. The key is found in Harrys Rules, the linchpin of the Younger Next Year Philosophy: Exercise six days a week. Dont eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules altogether, based on cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work - and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness, gives the just-as-essential motivation. And in the two new chapters, prominent neurologist Allan Hamilton explains how the program directly affects our brains - all the way down to the cellular level - while Crowley, in his inimitable voice, gives the personal side of the story. This book also includes important information on menopause, and includes an introduction by Gail Sheehy. The research is proving every day how and why Harrys simple but life-changing rules work, improving the quality of our lives, physically and mentally. With an updated look, and new chapters specifically addressing brain health, Younger Next Year for Women is the essential listen for any woman 50 and over.
©2004 Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge (P)2020 Recorded Books
The story of the Lakers dynasty from 1996 through 2004, when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille ONeal combined - and collided - to help bring the Lakers three straight championships and restore the franchise as a powerhouse. In the history of modern sport, there have never been two high-level teammates who loathed each other the way Shaquille ONeal loathed Kobe Bryant and Kobe Bryant loathed Shaquille ONeal. From public sniping and sparring, to physical altercations and the repeated threats of trade, it was warfare. And yet, despite eight years of infighting and hostility, by turns mediated and encouraged by coach Phil Jackson, the Shaq-Kobe duo resulted in one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history. Together, the two led the Lakers to three straight championships and returned glory and excitement to Los Angeles. In the tradition of Jeff Pearlmans best sellers Showtime, Boys Will Be Boys, and The Bad Guys Won, Three-Ring Circus is a rollicking deep dive into one of sports most fraught yet successful pairings.
©2020 Jeff Pearlman (P)2020 Recorded Books
In these Texas-set stories of romance and adventure, the Civil War is over, Christmas is coming - and it's time for three rugged fighters to become lovers.... Father Goose by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Jodi Thomas Dispirited by war, when Trapper Morgan accepts a job hauling five little rich girls to Dallas, all he cares about is the money. He doesn't expect they'll awaken his spirit - or that their intriguing nursemaid, Carolina, will awaken his heart. And when danger strikes as Christmas Eve nears, he definitely doesn't expect Carolina and the girls to risk their lives - for him.... The Mistletoe Promise by Sharla Lovelace A catastrophic storm, an ailing herd, and a failing cattle ranch have left Texas rancher Josie Bancroft in danger of losing everything her father worked for. Still, she'd rather die than merge with her neighbor rancher Benjamin Mason, the man who broke her heart years ago on Christmas Eve. As old sparks fly and secrets are revealed, however, Ben is determined to help Josie - and prove that this time around can be different. That the misunderstandings of Christmas past need not define their future.... Christmas Road by Scarlett Dunn Yellow Fever has hit Clint Mitchum's Texas hometown and taken his father and siblings, leaving Clint ever more cynical. Racing homeward to be by his mother's side, Clint finds only a note from her, asking that he help her caregiver, a young woman named Amelia. Assuming his mother has passed, in his grief Clint ventures out to search for Amelia - and finds the best of gifts - just in time for Christmas....
©2020 Jodi Thomas, Sharla Lovelace, and Scarlett Dunn (P)2020 Recorded Books
Learn the secrets for becoming the inspirational coach for whom everyone is waiting. Think about the coaches youve had throughout your life. Most likely, some were good, others not so good. Maybe one or two were great. One thing is undeniable: Coaches can influence your life in ways that can be negative or positive. A coach can either build you up or tear you down. The world needs better coaches in all walks of life - if youre a parent, a teacher, a coworker, or a leader, you are also a coach. Which kind of coach do you want to be? Coach to Coach helps you answer this question and shares the secrets to bringing out the best in a person, both on and off the field. For more than 20 years, author Martin Rooney has coached professional sport stars, Olympic champions, and business leaders to high levels of performance, analyzing thousands of real-life examples of what works and what doesnt. Coming across like a simple parable, this engaging audiobook gives you an easy-to-use yet highly effective formula for becoming a better coach for your teams, in your business, and in your personal life. Packed with valuable insights and expert advice, this appealing audiobook helps you: Learn how to be a great leader by being a great coach Create positive lives for your children and the people with whom you work Inspire and motivate the people around you Turn your natural skills and talents into your own unique coaching style Use proven, time-tested coaching strategies to get results Coach to Coach: An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader is an ideal audiobook for coaches, leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, educators, parents, and anyone wanting to bring out the best in those around them.
©2020 Martin Rooney (P)2020 Recorded Books
In Gracely, Colorado, it's all about the climb - into the rugged Rocky Mountains, and over the obstacles that life has thrown in your way. With the right partner, the view from the top is grand. Sam Goodall knows how to hide. And in the years since his sister's death, he's done just that, burying himself in his work at the Evans brothers' Mile High Adventures as a backpacking guide. Clients don't mind his strong, silent demeanor, and he's happy to leave the rest of the world behind when he's hiking, or holed up in the off-grid cabin he calls home. But he owes his life - what there is of it - to the Evans boys, and when they ask for a favor, he can't refuse. Hayley Winthrop is looking for something she's never had - a true sense of family, and a purpose. Finding her half-brothers was the first step - discovering where she belongs in the world is the next. Could it be in the fresh air of small-town Gracely? With hunky Sam agreeing to train her as an outdoors guide, she's torn between exploring her newfound skills and getting closer to him. But chipping away at the walls around Sam could take a lifetime. Sam is stuck in the past, and Hayley is looking toward her future - they're a mismatched pair from the start. But the connection between them right now is too good to let go.
©2017 Nicole Helm (P)2017 Recorded Books
Sixteen delightful holiday short stories by some of your favorite Soho crime authors! Featuring short crime fiction by: Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limon, Timothy Hallinan, Mette Ivie Harrison, Colin Cotterill, Ed Lin, Stuart Neville, Tod Goldberg, Henry Chang, James R. Benn, Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis, Gary Corby, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron, and Peter Lovesey. This captivating collection of short mysteries and crime capers - which features New York Times best-selling authors, Crime Writers Association Gold and Diamond Dagger winners, and Edgar Award nominees - contains laughs aplenty, the most hardboiled of holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season. Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolo Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes' onetime nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. And other adventures will whisk listeners away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat to a Thai street child's quest for the perfect gift for her friend.
©2017 Soho Press, Inc. (P)2017 Recorded Books
For the past 10 years, Dan Casey has lived a relatively quiet life in Virginia. He got married, had two kids, even started his own business. But a deep, dark secret he's been hiding is about to shatter his world. Casey thought he was done with his past - but his past wasn't done with him. Everyone is about to find out, though - he's still a very dangerous man.
©2017 Mike Ryan (P)2017 Mike Ryan
Recker finally reaches his boiling point and confronts Jones about his lack of progress in finding Agent 17. The professor, feeling guilty about not locating him, admits to a secret he's been hiding. As Recker is trying to find Agent 17, Mia launches her own investigation into her friend's death, frustrated that the killer still hasn't been brought to justice. Her lack of experience causes a major mistake - one that may cost the life of both her and Jones. Recker must not only find Agent 17, but save the lives of his friends before it's too late.
©2017 Mike Ryan (P)2018 Mike Ryan
Travis Macy has summited glacial peaks in the French Alps, rappelled into limestone caves in China, and raced through parched deserts in Utah. In 2013 he famously won the Leadman Series, a combination of nearly 300 miles of high-altitude trail running and mountain biking over the course of five epic endurance races. Macy achieved all of these victories without elite professional training or even exceptional strength, speed, or flexibility. His secret? A precise outlook he calls the "ultra mindset", a set of simple principles for daily life that includes embracing fear, rewriting the stories we tell ourselves, and mastering the art of asking for help. By practicing these principles in all areas of life, anyone can successfully achieve goals that might have otherwise seemed impossible.
©2015 Travis Macy (P)2015 Recorded Books
The next Otherworld anthology from number-one New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong. More than a decade after Kelley Armstrong first opened the doors to the Otherworld, fans are still clamoring for more. In response to their demands - and to coincide with the Syfy Network show based on the series - Plume has signed up three Otherworld anthologies, each of which revolves around a different theme. The second in the trilogy, Otherworld Secrets, features fan favorites such as Cassandra, Savannah, and Adam in rare and never-before-published short stories - plus a brand new novella. Fans old and new will flock to this mystery-themed volume to discover the deepest secrets of this captivating world.
©2015 K.L.A. Fricke, Inc. (P)2015 Recorded Books
CIA Black Ops agent John Smith is on his latest assignment in London. Little does he know, it'll also be his last. Barely surviving an attack on his life, Smith lays low for six months until he returns to the United States. His flight is strangely diverted to Philadelphia, where he meets a mysterious man who already knows about his past and recruits him for a job. Needing a new identity, Smith becomes Michael Recker. He tries to prevent bad things from happening to innocent people while also interacting with several crime factions who are battling for control over the city. All the while, Recker begins to plan his revenge on Agent 17, who is responsible for a heinous act that Recker will never forget.
©2016 Mike Ryan (P)2017 Mike Ryan
RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jakes best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heartand her lifeare soon in danger.
©2011 Irene Hannon (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
From the award-winning, number one New York Times best-selling author whom USA Today calls a master of the page-turner comes the spectacular story of a womans complex quest to form a family. Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen. Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxters life. Theres the melody that reminds her of the summer she spent rubbing baby oil on her stomach in pursuit of the perfect tan. A dance beat that makes her think of using a fake ID to slip into a nightclub. A dirge that marked the years she spent trying to get pregnant. For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love. In the aftermath of a series of personal tragedies, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. When an unexpected friendship slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people - even those she loves and trusts most - dont want that to happen. Sing You Home is about identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. Its about people wanting to do the right thing for the greater good, even as they work to fulfill their own personal desires and dreams. And its about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family.
©2011 Jodi Picoult (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
Reeling from the devastation of Dust & Decay, Benny Imura and his friends plunge deep into the zombie-infested wastelands of the great Rot & Ruin. Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong journey through a fierce wilderness that was once America, searching for the jet they saw in the skies months ago. If that jet exists, then humanity itself must have survived somewhere. Finding it is their best hope for having a future and a life worth living.But the Ruin is far more dangerous than any of them can imagine. Fierce animals hunt them. They come face to face with a death cult. And then there' s the zombies - swarms of them coming from the east, devouring everything in their paths. And these zoms are different. Faster, smarter, and infinitely more dangerous. Has the zombie plague mutated, or is there something far more sinister behind this new invasion of the living dead? One thing Benny and his companions can' t afford to forget: In the great Rot & Ruin, everything wants to kill you.
©2012 Jonathan Maberry (P)2013 Recorded Books
Sometimes, the only hope is the enemy. Leif Metcalfe is done waiting for answers and seizes control, a move that comes with a high price and a deadly risk: teaming up with the enemy. He can only hope that what he uncovers will heal the wounds he's inflicted on those he loves. Iskra Todorova believes Leif is on a collision course with death and knows firsthand the irrevocable cost of that path to the soul. While trying to protect her daughter and intervene with Leif, Iskra is forced to set her sights on the man behind the evil organization ArC - Ciro Veratti. Torn apart by injuries and opposing views on how to handle Leif's act of treachery, team Reaper hunts one of their own. The only thing they agree on is not stopping but starting the final battle prophesied in the Book of the Wars.
©2020 Ronie Kendig (P)2020 Recorded Books
After the circumstances of Agent 17's death, the CIA turns to a specialist to help track down the man they think is responsible - John Smith. Though Recker knows Centurion is coming, he doesn't change how he operates and winds up on police surveillance cameras. Feeling the walls closing in, Jones wants to pack up and move to a new city, though Recker has reservations about leaving. It all boils down to a final confrontation between Recker and his former employers - one he may not survive.
©2017 Mike Ryan (P)2018 Mike Ryan
In this new Ralph Compton Western, William "Bull" Kelly brings his five sons onto the cattle drive, but when rustlers stampede the herd and injure them, he'll do anything to protect his own. Over the past 20 years, William "Bull" Kelly acquired a reputation as one of the best ramrods in Texas. He has led legendary cattle drives to almost every railhead in the middle of the country. Most impressive of all, he once drove his herd all the way up to Montana. But after years of working for other people, he decided to run cattle on his own with his five sons. Everything starts off fine, but when a group of cattle thieves try to stampede the herd, some of Kelly's sons are hurt in the melee. The rustlers quickly find out that Kelly isn't called "Bull" because he insists on riding at the head of the herd. He's called "Bull" because of his skill with the harsh whip coiled on his belt.
©2020 Ralph Compton and Terrence McCauley (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.
With over three million copies of her books in print, Janet Dailey is a best-selling author who never fails to captivate. In this first installment of Daileys highly anticipated Bannon Brothers series, experienced cop RJ Bannon is determined to snag the two-million-dollar reward for finding Ann Montgomery - who went missing as a young girl 25 years earlier. But as more details of Anns disappearance come to light, local artist Erin Randalls life is put in mortal danger - and RJ must risk everything to protect her.
©2011 Janet Dailey (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
Deke Bannon, federal criminal investigator, risks his life just about every damn day - but that doesn't mean he'll let Kelly Johns do the same. A deadly international gang has targeted the gorgeous news anchor for knowing too much and trying to find out more. To protect Kelly, Deke will have to keep her close - no matter how hard she fights him. Good luck with that. Kelly's every instinct tells her she's stumbled across the story of her career. But there's a catch. Without Deke, she can't infiltrate the dark underworld operating beyond the reach of the law. With him, she's in a whole other kind of danger. On the case, Deke Bannon is a force of nature - unpredictable, unstoppable, and always one step ahead of her. Except when he takes her in his arms - and the world stands still for both of them....
©2013 Janet Daily (P)2013 Recorded Books
No one thought that MacTrump - Lord of MacTrump Towers, Son of New York - would ascend to the highest position in the kingdom. Yet with the help of his unhappy but dutiful wife Lady MacTrump, his clever daughter Dame Desdivanka, and his coterie of advisers, MacTrump is comfortably ensconced in the White Hold as President of the United Fiefdoms, free to make proclamations to his subjects through his favorite messenger, McTweet. The Democrati, mourning the loss of their cherished leader O'Bama, won't give up without a fight. They still remember the disastrous reign of George the Lesser, and they can see Putain's dark influence on MacTrump. Their greatest hope is MacMueller, tasked with investigating the plot that empowered MacTrump's rise to the throne. As Desdivanka schemes to overthrow her father's councilors, and as Donnison and Ericson-trapped in their own Rosencrantz and Guildenstern-like storyline-prove useless to their father, MacTrump soon realizes he has no true allies. Will he be able to hold on to his throne? Only time will tell in this tragicomic tale of ambition, greed, and royal ineptitude.
©2019 Ian Doescher and Jacopo della Quercia (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Im going to offer you a choice. Controversial satellite radio talk show host, Jordan Briggs, has clawed her way to the top of the broadcast world. She doesnt hold back, doesnt spare feelings, and has no trouble sharing whats on her mind. Her rigorous pursuit of success has come at a price, though. Her marriage is in ruins, she hasnt spoken to her mother in years, and shes distanced herself from all those close to her. If not for her young daughter, Charlotte, her personal life would be in complete shambles. When a subdued man calls into the show and asks to play a game, she sees it as nothing more than a way to kick-start the morning, and breathe life into the beginnings of drive-time for her listeners. Against her producers advice, she agrees, and unwittingly opens a door to the past. Live on the air with an audience of millions, what starts out as a game quickly turns deadly - events long thought buried resurface and Jordan Briggs is forced to reconcile with one simple fact: All decisions have consequences. Die Hard meets talk radio in this heart-pounding, relentlessly fast-paced thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of The Fourth Monkey - master of suspense, J. D. Barker.
©2021 J.D. Barker (P)2021 Recorded Books
Born out of the grit, sweat, and drive of a cattle ranching empire, US Marshal Chet Byrnes is turning the savage and lawless Arizona desert into a homeland. To some, he's the hero that the West needs. To others, he's a moving target. Chet is spearheading a stage line from Gallup to the Colorado River. It'll be a boon to Navajo trading posts and lay out the territory for new settlements. Unfortunately, it's not Gerald Hall's idea of progress - killing Chet is. The mysterious Texas gambler has hired three kill-crazy assassins - and counting - to bury Chet under a storm of bullets. To turn the tables on a game of revenge, Chet has to match the deranged Texan play by play, body by body, and bullet for bullet. Come hell or high water, that stage line is going through - even if it's forged in blood.
©2019 Dusty Richards (P)2018 Recorded Books
From Spur Award-winning author Charles G. West comes a blistering tale of the American West, where guns are the law, good men are outnumbered - and sudden death is a way of life.... Massacre in Montana Raised among the Blackfoot, John Hawk is a valuable asset to the US Army. As a military scout at Fort Ellis, he is able to cross the line between two worlds - and help keep the peace. But when he disobeys a direct order from his commander, Hawk is immediately dismissed from his post. That was the armys first mistake. The second was losing track of a small mule train en route to Helena. At the request of his former lieutenant, Hawk leaves his cabin on the Boulder River to help find the missing party. The mule train, it appears, was ambushed by a savage gang of outlaws. Most of the travelers were murdered. Only a few survived to tell the tale. And now its up to Hawk to stalk the killers across the lawless Montana territory - alone. No backup. No calvary. No mercy....
©2020 Charles G. West (P)2020 Recorded Books
The Byrnes family has fought fiercely for its ranching empire. And with success comes the fate of empires: The Brynes have taken in far-flung family members, hired hands, and folks looking for another chance at life. The Byrnes clan has taken their fair share of hurt, too, taking on outlaws too deadly and powerful for the law. When a stage is robbed of a fortune in gold, the Byrnes boys set off on a wild race through the wilderness. But who are the men they are chasing? And where have they stashed the gold? In a harsh, unforgiving land, the Byrnes men face a mystery of gold and death - that could explode like a bomb in their hands....
©2016 Dusty Richards (P)2018 Recorded Books
When the McCandles' Gang decides to shoot up Coalville, Idaho, it seems like a pretty easy hit. But among the survivors is a young man named Joseph Roper. Joey worked with Sheriff Hackett, and he was not about to let Ian McCandles get away with what he has done. This is the story of Joey's search for justice, and the paths that his search took him on!
©2012 Michael Zimmer (P)2013 Recorded Books
The Lawman: Marshal Shay McQuillan has a lot on his hands - stagecoach robbers to hunt down, a murdered fiancée to avenge. He certainly doesn't need an identical twin brother he never knew existed turning up out of the blue and telling him what to do. Even less does he want pretty Aislinn Lethaby trying to rescue him from danger. Because, to tell the truth, Aislinn is a sweet distraction from duty whom Shay just can't resist. Aislinn Lethaby has a fine job at the town hotel. Soon, she'll have saved enough to buy the broken-down homestead she has her eye on and bring her young brothers west. She has no business jeopardizing everything when she sees Shay in danger. But something about the man makes Aislinn lose all the good sense she thought she had - and follow the longings of her heart. The Gunslinger: Now that he's finally found his twin brother, all Tristan Saint-Laurent wants is to be a peaceful rancher. What he gets is Miss Emily Starbuck, a determined package of trouble from back East. Tristan knows he should tell Emily and her aggravating sheep to move along, but he doesn't have the heart. Suddenly this man of danger is dreaming of weddings and babies. But the life he's left behind may yet come between him and the woman he's growing to love. Emily Starbuck is making a fresh start by raising the sheep she's bought with a meager inheritance. She's willing to fight every cattleman in the West, but she can't resist Tristan. His handsome face and lean, strong body make her knees buckle, and her thoughts move to sharing a blissful ranch life with the man. But what Emily doesn't know about Tristan could jeopardize their dream of happiness.
©1998 Linda Lael Miller (P)2015 Recorded Books
Recker and Jones go hunting to add a third member to the team. After an exhaustive search, Jones has finally found the perfect candidate. Former CIA operative Chris Haley has been out of the game for a couple of years, but jumps at the chance to jump back into things as the new Silencer. As Recker and Haley start settling in with their new work dynamic, things don't go as smoothly as they have in the past. They get into a rough situation that leads to Recker getting put in handcuffs and taken away in a police car. Can Jones engineer Recker's release? Or will they once again become a two-man team with only Jones and Haley?
©2018 Mike Ryan (P)2019 Mike Ryan
After getting back from vacation, Recker finds himself with not much to do. With work in the city at an all-time low, Recker is approached by a familiar face. Michelle Lawson has a job for him in regards to an illegal arms dealer that has continuously given the CIA the slip. Feeling like he can trust her and work for the agency again for one job, Recker agrees to do the assignment once all his conditions are met. With Jones and Haley on board, the team heads off to London to find their target. It's back to where everything started for Recker when the CIA initially tried to terminate him. But what they hope is a short-term assignment turns into a much longer stay, and with Mia having problems of her own at home, Recker turns to old friends in order to help him accomplish his mission and get home faster.
©2019 Mike Ryan (P)2020 Mike Ryan
Additional Narrators: Luis Moreno Lynne McCullough Jonathan Todd Ross Neil Peart Kevin J. Anderson Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics. In Clockwork Angels, number-one best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same name. It was a world of airships and alchemy; clockwork carnivals; pirates; lost cities; a rigid Watchmaker who controlled every aspect of life; and his nemesis, the ruthless and violent Anarchist, who wanted to destroy it all. Anderson and Peart have returned to their colourful creation to explore the places and the characters that still have a hold on their imaginations. Marinda Peake is a woman with a quiet, perfect life in a small village; she long ago gave up on her dreams and ambitions to take care of her ailing father, an alchemist and an inventor. When he dies, he gives Marinda a mysterious inheritance: a blank book that she must fill with other people's stories - and ultimately her own. Clockwork Lives is a steampunk Canterbury Tales and much more, as Marinda strives to change her life from a mere "sentence or two" to a true epic.
©2015 Wordfire, Inc. and Pratt Music (P)2015 Recorded Books
The police say her father's death was suicide. Kelly Warren says it was murder - and she has new evidence to prove it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn't put much credence in her claim, and nothing in his case review suggests foul play. But when he digs deeper and discovers startling information linking her to a long-buried secret, the danger escalates. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?
©2012 Irene Hannon (P)2012 Recorded Books
In the latest installment of his epic Byrnes family saga, Western Heritage and Spur Award-winning author Dusty Richards tells of the blood that was spilled trying to make Arizona Territory a good place to live.... Building a ranching empire is one thing, keeping it out of the hands of robbers, kidnappers, murderers, embezzlers, and every no good opportunist crawling through the Arizona desert is a daily grind for Chet Byrnes. He's just as likely to rescue a stolen daughter as he is to recover rustled cattle on any given day. But with a family to keep safe and enough real target practice to keep his aim deadly, nothing's going to stop Chet from bringing his ranch into a bold new era. And if that means he'll have to go to war to run a new telegraph line through the godforsaken territories, he's got the manpower, the willpower, and the bullets to light up the night with blood....
©2016 Dusty Richards (P)2019 Recorded Books
Johnstone Justice. What America Needs Now. In this exciting new series, best-selling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone pay homage to America's trail-hardened backwoodsmen who, like a fine grain whiskey, only get better with age.... Real men don't ride into the sunset In his mountain man days, Elwood "Firestick" McQueen was practically a living legend. His hunting, tracking, and trapping skills were known far and wide. But it was his deadly accuracy with a rifle that earned him the Indian name "Firestick". His two best buddies are Malachi "Beartooth" Skinner - whose knife was as fatal as a grizzly's chompers - and Jim "Moosejaw" Hendricks, who once wielded the jawbone of a moose to crush his enemies in the heat of battle. Of course, things are different nowadays. The trio have finally settled down, running a horse ranch in West Texas - and spending quality time with their lady friends. But if you think these old boys are ready for lives of leisure, think again...Firestick is the town marshal. Beartooth and Moosejaw are his deputies. And when a hired gunman shows up with bullets blazing, these three hard-cases are ready to prove they aren't getting older. They're getting deadlier....
©2020 William W. Johnstone (P)2020 Recorded Books
Social worker Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children. But now it seems she needs protecting. When her tormentor's attentions take a violent turn, she calls in reinforcements--her police-detective brother, Cole, and his new partner, ex-Navy SEAL Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat and the danger intensifies, Mitch takes a personal interest in the case. Because protecting Alison has become more than a job; his future depends on keeping her safe.
©2011 Irene Hannon (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
The Post-Modern Prometheus Synths were manufactured to look human and perform physical labor, but they were still only machines. That's what the people who used - and abused - them believed, until the truth was revealed: Synths are independent, sentient beings. Now, the governments of the world must either recognize their human nature and grant them their rightful freedom or brace for a revolution. Former New Lyons detective Jason Campbell has committed himself to the Synths' cause, willing to fight every army the human race marches against them. But they have an even greater enemy in Walton Biogenics, the syndicate behind the creation and distribution of the "artificial" humans. The company will stop at nothing to protect their secrets - and the near-mythological figure known to Synths as "The First", whose very existence threatens the balance of power across the world....
©2018 J.T. Nicholas (P)2018 Recorded Books
Leif Metcalfe and his team, dubbed Reaper, need to recover the stolen, ancient Book of the Wars if they hope to stop the Armageddon Coalition and their pursuit of global economic control. But their attention has been diverted by a prophecy in the book that foretells of formidable guardians who will decimate the enemies of ArC. While Iskra Todorova uses her connections in the covert underworld to hunt down the Book of the Wars, Leif and Reaper attempt to neutralize these agents but quickly find themselves outmaneuvered and outgunned. The more Reaper tries to stop the guardians, the more failure becomes a familiar, antagonistic foe. Friendships are fractured, and the team battles to hold it together long enough to defeat ArC. But as this millennia-old conspiracy creeps closer and closer to home, the implications could tear Leif and the team apart.
©2020 Ronie Kendig (P)2020 Recorded Books
From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best seller American Sniper comes a heart-pounding military thriller in which the fabled Special Ops unit is activated to stop a group of terrorists from launching "suitcase" nukes somewhere in America. When Chechen terrorists manage to smuggle a Cold War-era Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border, the president is forced to reactivate the only unit capable of stopping them: Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon and his brash team of SEALs and Delta Force fighters. First introduced in Sniper Elite: One-Way Trip, hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "meaty thriller" with "snappy dialogue and well-timed humor", Shannon and his team were run out of the military after defying direct orders and instead choosing to save the life of one of their own. In Target America, Gil and his team, many of whom had gone rogue, are reunited as an off-the-books Special Ops unit that must race against the clock to save the country from nuclear destruction. Number-one New York Times best-selling author Scott McEwen once again delivers a gripping and fast-paced adventure that illuminates the shadow world of clandestine military operations.
©2014 Scott McEwen (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio
After six months away in Detroit, Recker and Jones return their operation to Philadelphia. They're almost immediately thrown into trying to prevent a cop killing. They also come back to find things aren't quite the way they left them. One of the city's crime leaders tries to force Recker's hand, by using Mia as bait, in helping them take control of the city. Despite getting the cold shoulder from Mia initially upon his return, Recker works hard at freeing her from danger, taking her to the only place he knows she'll be safe. It leads to a violent conclusion, one that finds Recker working with the police by his side.
©2018 Mike Ryan (P)2018 Mike Ryan
After being ambushed, Recker goes missing for several days and is presumed dead. Once he returns, he seeks retribution on the men responsible and turns to an unlikely source to help him get his revenge. As he embarks on his plot for retribution, he must not only carefully navigate around Mia's growing feelings for him, but also his own feelings for her. While still not forgetting his main goal of helping the innocent, Recker also further cements his relationship with Tyrell by helping him with a family problem. Though he still keeps Mia at a distance, they can't help but become closer as Recker investigates the disappearance of one of her closest friends. As Recker embarks on his deadly rampage, Jones worries about The Silencer's growing reputation amongst the public and government agencies.
©2017 Mike Ryan (P)2017 Mike Ryan
New York Times best-selling author Janet Dailey is known for creating powerful, rugged male characters, and Linc Bannon is no exception. In Honor, the second thrilling volume of the Bannon Brothers series, Linc falls hard for independent, sexy Kenzie. So when two of Kenzies close friends are struck down, Linc springs into action to expose the lethal web connecting the tragic deaths - and to protect Kenzie from danger, regardless of the cost.
©2012 Janet Dailey (P)2012 Recorded Books
The Byrnes family saga continues in this epic novel by Western Heritage, Western Writers of America, and Spur Award-winning Dusty Richards, starting with a trailblazing moment in our nation's history - and ending in bloodsoaked vengeance.... A landmark feat of innovation is about to change the American West forever. With electric cables stretching from the Colorado River to Gallup, New Mexico, a new telegraph system will connect the settlers of the Arizona Territory to rest of the country - a dream come true for rancher Chet Byrnes and his family. But laying 400 miles of steel wire can be a deadly task. Chet has to face off with hired henchmen who would kill to sabotage the project. Chet's nephew JD has his hands full with cutthroat rustlers on the Mexican border. And a pair of outlaws from Chet's past have come seeking revenge for the hangings of the Reynolds clan - revenge that can only be paid with Byrnes family blood.
©2017 Dusty Richards (P)2019 Recorded Books
Jane's not going to let this hot, hostile cowboy run her off his land when all she needs is a lucky break.... This sexy contemporary cowboy romance is the second in the Lucky trilogy Jane Day is racing to stay ahead of the paid assassin who had been her fiance. On the run in Wichita Falls, Texas, she meets Nellie Luckadeau, a spitfire of an elderly lady, who desperately needs someone to drive her home and work on her ranch. But Nellie's drop-dead gorgeous cocky cowboy grandson "Lucky Slade" is sure he can spot a con artist a mile away and no way in hell is he going to let some upstart fleece his granny. When his signature intimidation methods don't convince Jane to get out of town, he decides to pour on the charm in an effort to get her to spill what she's up to. She's happy to go along with the game, but no way she's going to let this hot, hostile cowboy run her off his land, when all she needs is a lucky break....
©2009, 2018 Carolyn Brown (P)2018 Recorded Books
Two-time Spur Award winner and member of the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame, Dusty Richards pens gritty Western tales packed with period authenticity. Texas Blood Feud stars Chet Byrnes, a third generation Texan looking to save his familys ranch with one more big cattle drive. But his plans are dashed after he strings up three horse thieves, sparking a deadly feud with a family bent on revenge.
©2009 Dusty Richards (P)2012 Recorded Books
Will Summers is a horse trader with a reputation that intimidates the most lawless of men. When the coldblooded Bendigo Brothers make off with his horses, they don't know what they're in for. Summers has a history of tracking down animals, and when he finds them he'll be sure to give them his own special brand, and let them live long enough to feel the burn....
©2011 Ralph Cotton (P)2012 Recorded Books
In the gripping conclusion to the action-packed "standard bearer" of zombie series, the threat of death is given new life. Benny Imura and his friends have found the jet and Sanctuary - but neither is what they expected. Instead of a refuge, Sanctuary is a hospice, and the soldiers who flew the plane seem to be little more than bureaucrats who have given up hope for humanity's future. With Chong hovering between life and death, clinging to his humanity by a thread, Benny makes a startling discovery: a scientist may have discovered a cure for the zombie plague. Desperate to save Chong, Benny and his friends mount a search and rescue mission. But they're not the only ones on the hunt. The reapers are after the cure too, and they want to use it turn all the zombies into superfast shock troops - and wipe humanity off the face of the earth. In this riveting conclusion to the Rot & Ruin series, the battle to end all battles is just beginning.
©2013 Jonathan Maberry (P)2013 Recorded Books
Western Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards tells the thrilling saga of Chet Byrnes, a man who brought the spirit of Texas into Arizona Territory - and the guns to back it up.... Have gun, will battle. Chet Byrnes has built a ranching empire from the ground up. And he's defended it with his sweat, blood, and a ragtag band of ranch-hand fighters. Now a beautiful, young Spanish widow comes into Chet's life just as he starts off in search of a lost cattle drive. The search leads into the eye of a sprawling, violent storm. Chet and his men - and his seductive new woman - end up on a wild ride through Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, where authorities want to confiscate the beeves for trespassing. With Indians, outlaws, and an oppressive government crossing their path, Chet is on a cowboy's honeymoon: fighting and shooting all the way back home.
©2015 Dusty Richards (P)2015 Recorded Books
They look like us. Act like us. Burrt they are not human. Created to perform the menial tasks real humans detest, Synths were designed with only a basic intelligence and minimal emotional response. It stands to reason that they have no rights. Like any technology, they are designed for human convenience. Disposable. In the city of New Lyons, Detective Jason Campbell is investigating a vicious crime: a female body found mutilated and left in the streets. Once the victim is identified as a Synth, the crime is designated no more than the destruction of property, and Campbell is pulled from the case. But when a mysterious stranger approaches Campbell and asks him to continue his investigation in secret, Campbell is dragged into a dark world of unimaginable corruption. One that leaves him questioning the true nature of humanity. And what he discovers is only the beginning....
©2018 J.T. Nicholas (P)2018 Recorded Books
Somebody is shooting police officers. After several killings, and no progress on finding the shooter by the police department, Recker is asked to lend a hand. One of Vincent's men inside the department, a homicide detective, reaches out to the Silencer, setting up a meeting through Vincent. As Recker, Haley, and Jones investigate the killings, they start to find more questions than answers, and realize that everything is not as cut and dried as it seems. Once the supposed killer is finally found, Recker thinks he may have been played. He's not so sure that it wasn't a plant and the man was framed. All of which leads him to question, if it's someone else behind the shootings, who has the power and motivation to pull it off? And why?
©2018 Mike Ryan (P)2019 Mike Ryan
From the New York Times best-selling author of Reverse Innovation, Vijay Govindarajan, comes a new, comprehensive playbook for developing your corporate strategy for the future. In his seminal book The Three-Box Solution, Vijay Govindarajan offered an amazingly simple and highly effective framework for leading innovation: Execute the present core business at peak efficiency (Box 1) Avoid the inhibiting traps of past success (Box 2) Build a future day by day through breakthrough innovations (Box 3) Since its publication, companies across the globe have used the three-box framework to great success. Now, along with Manish Tangri, a corporate dealmaker, Govindarajan goes deeper into the most crucial box of all: creating the future. Together they provide a scalable and repeatable process for companies to create new breakthroughs - from ideation through incubation to scaling. Full of worksheets, exercises, tools, and examples, The Three-Box Solution Playbook is the guide you and your team need to drive innovation and growth - and continually revitalize your company.
©2020 Vijay Govindarajan, Manish Tangri (P)2020 Recorded Books
True Grit, Texas Style From the great-grandson of famed US Marshal Rooster Cogburn comes an exciting new legend of the Old West - the epic story of a hero, a family, and a sprawling frontier just waiting to be tamed. Before the Civil War, Argyle Dollarhyde had everything a man could ever want: a beautiful wife, three strong sons, and a prosperous stake in the booming cotton industry. But now Union troops have left the South in ruins - and Dollarhyde's life is in shambles. Refusing to fall prey to carpetbaggers, Dollarhyde gathers up his family and sets out for the one place a man can still live free: Texas. Where the natives are as dangerous as the land itself. Where wagon trails are forged in blood, cattle drives are defended by bullets, and oil fields are ripe for the taking. Here, with only a tiny dugout cabin and small herd of longhorns, Dollarhyde and his sons will carve out their future on the American frontier. This is their story. A grueling test of Lone Star grit. A defiant legacy of Lone Star pride. A life-or-death struggle for Lone Star freedom - and, finally, justice for all.
©2015 Brett Cogburn (P)2015 Recorded Books
What drug lords learned from big business. How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola. And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work - and stop throwing away $100 billion a year in a futile effort to win the "war" against this global, highly organized business. Your intrepid guide to the most exotic and brutal industry on earth is Tom Wainwright. Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers. The cast of characters includes "Bin Laden", the Bolivian coca guide; "Old Lin", the Salvadoran gang leader; "Starboy", the millionaire New Zealand pill maker; and a cozy Mexican grandmother who cooks blueberry pancakes while plotting murder. Along with presidents, cops, and teenage hit men, they explain such matters as the business purpose for head-to-toe tattoos, how gangs decide whether to compete or collude, and why cartels care a surprising amount about corporate social responsibility. More than just an investigation of how drug cartels do business, Narconomics is also a blueprint for how to defeat them.
©2016 Tom Wainwright (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Spur Award winner and recipient of the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award, Dusty Richards pens authentic Western tales that blaze to the top of best seller lists nationwide. Between Hell and Texas continues the Byrnes family saga, picking up with Chet striking out on a dangerous trail from Texas to Arizona in the hopes of reversing his familys diminishing fortunes.
©2011 Dusty Richards (P)2012 Recorded Books
Western author J. A. Johnstone won a devoted following for authentic details, intriguing characters, and fast-paced action. In Rattlesnake Valley, a motley band of pirates descends on a valley town - and the local residents are wholly unprepared for the mayhem that follows. But one man, the son of legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan, refuses to sit idly by. And the sea dogs in question are soon going to wish they were back on the high seas.
©2010 J.A. Johnstone (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best-selling American Sniper, this "inspired by true events" thriller follows one of Americas most lethal snipers as he leads the rescue of a downed female Special Ops pilot. The President of the United States cant decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Talibans brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Armys elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission. In direct defiance of the Presidents orders, Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon launches an audacious mission with the support of elite soldiers and an enigmatic government figure, to infiltrate the tribal faction holding the captured pilot. A pulse-pounding battle ensues, pitching the entire force of the Taliban against the fearless and heroic American sniper. Packed with blistering action and real-life combat scenes, Sniper Elite: One Way Trip will pin you to the edge of your seat until the very last sentence.
©2013 Scott McEwen & Thomas Koloniar (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape - a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?
©1995 Jodi Picoult (P)2016 Recorded Books
He wasn't born to the gun. But a gunman's blood ran in his veins - and it was only a matter of time before there would be hell to pay.... Six days of killing. No day of rest.... Once he was a young, happily married businessman. Then he lost his wife to human madness and that young man was gone, replaced by the Loner, the wandering son of legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan, and now the current occupant of a cell in the brutal and unforgiving Hell Gate prison. The Kid's crime? He looked too much like an outlaw who escaped from this very prison. So the Kid teams up with a fellow inmate with an escape plan, vowing to hunt down a look-alike killer on the loose. But in or out of prison, Frank Morgan's boy knows better than to trust anyone. When you live by the gun, any day could be your last - and every bullet must be your best.
©2010 J.A. Johnstone (P)2012 Recorded Books
Western Heritage and Western Writers of America Spur Award-winning author Dusty Richards spins a thrilling new tale in the epic Byrnes family saga.... In the brutal, unforgiving wastes of the Arizona desert, Chet Byrnes built a cattle ranching empire with his bare hands, steel will, and a fast draw. As the US marshal, he risks his life to bring law to a lawless land. When a new railroad route is planned to pass through Navajo territory, Chet fights to get the Indians a contract to supply the locomotives with coal. But the corrupt politicians in Tucson and D.C. have other ideas. The coal contract means millions, and the ruthless Tucson Ring will do anything to get it - even if it means killing a US marshal. Battling bandits, the railroad, and a corrupt gang of millionaires, Chet won't back down until the desert is painted red with blood.
©2018 Dusty Richards (P)2018 Recorded Books
In the next thrilling installment of the nonstop action Sniper Elite series from the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best seller American Sniper, a top secret band of elite warriors are forced to take a side in the Mexican narco wars. Bob Pope, the director of an American secret intelligence antiterrorist program, loses contact with his most trusted operative, navy master chief Gil Shannon, fearing him dead when a mission to take out a Swiss banker who is channeling funds to Muslim extremists goes awry. But when an American politician and her convoy are assassinated in Mexico City by the Ghost Sniper - an American ex-military gunman for hire employed by Mexico's most ruthless drug cartel - Pope must turn to retired Navy SEAL Daniel Crosswhite and the newest Sniper Elite hero, ex-Green Beret Chance Vaught, to track down the assassin and expose the corrupt officials behind the murderous plot. The newest heart-pounding Sniper Elite thriller takes you on an action-packed adventure to both sides of the Atlantic, filled with the intrigue and movie-worthy warfare fans of the series have come to know and love.
©2016 Scott McEwen and Thomas Koloniar (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
Winner of the Edgar Award, the Macavity Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award for Best Paperback Original Nominated for the 2015 LA TIMES Book Prize With the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berneys The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors - and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives. In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual state fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatts latest inquiry takes him back to a past hes tried to escape - and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie house robbery that left six of his friends dead. Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past - with the day her beautiful older sister, Genevieve, disappeared. When Julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has resurfaced, shell stop at nothing to find answers. As Wyatt's case becomes more complicated and dangerous, and Julianna seeks answers from a ghost, their obsessive quests not only stir memories of youth and first love but also begin to illuminate dark secrets of the past. But will their shared passion and obsession heal them or push them closer to the edge? Even if they find the truth, will it help them understand what happened that long and faraway gone summer? Will it set them free - or ultimately destroy them?
©2015 Lou Berney (P)2019 HarperAudio
In this brand-new Ralph Compton Western, the drovers of the Bar X ranch will face sandstorms, renegades, and outlaws along the historic Cimarron trail. After a child is accidentally killed in a shootout, Art Catlin decides to give up his life of bounty hunting and finds a new career as a drover, working for the Bar X ranch. The trail is 770 miles from Santa Fe to Independence, Missouri, and Art isn't fool enough to think it'll be an easy journey. As they head east, they seem to come upon countless threats, from environmental to personal. If they're to make it all the way with the herd intact, Catlin will need to use all of the skill and knowledge he's acquired over his long and violent career.
©2020 The Estate of Ralph Compton (P)2020 Recorded Books
Audie Award Finalist, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2014 Winner of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award, Richard S. Wheeler garnered his sixth Spur Award for Snowbound, a powerful biographical novel. When enigmatic 19th-century explorer John Frémont finds himself trapped in the Colorado mountains, he must struggle against man, nature, and himself to overcome the harrowing dangers in his path.
©2010 Richard S. Wheeler (P)2013 Recorded Books
He's mountain-tough. She's city-smart. The sparks are about to fly. Only the most resilient of souls could breathe new life into an all-but-forgotten town nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains - but what they get in return might be worth the heartache it takes to make it happen. Gracely, Colorado was once a booming mining town. No one knows that better than Brandon Evans. His father's company kept the town thriving for years - until Brandon threatened to expose his illegal practices and drove him away. Everyone blames Brandon and his brother for turning Gracely into a ghost town - but the tenacious residents cling to a long-held legend about the land's healing powers. And Brandon has a plan to spin that legend into reality. Lilly Preston took a leap of faith and moved to Gracely a year ago to save her nephew from an abusive situation. She would do anything for him, even sacrifice her glamorous job. Reluctantly, the former PR hot shot takes a job at the ruggedly handsome Evans brothers' Mile High Adventures, a company offering restorative Rocky Mountain vacations. Brandon thinks PR is pointless, and Lilly knows less than nothing about the outdoors. Which is exactly why they need each other - in ways neither ever imagined.
©2017 Nicole Helm (P)2017 Recorded Books
Fans of Charlaine Harris number-one New York Times best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels will find much to enjoy in this companion to the immensely popular series. Included are a never-before-published novella and an exclusive interview with Alan Ball, creator of HBOs True Blood. Sookie herself guides listeners on a behind-the-scenes tour of Bon Temps, gives them a peek at the werewolf and werepanther communities, provides a glimpse through the racks of her best friend Taras dress shop, and offers a look at Merlottes - the bar where Sookie earns her living.
©2011 Charlaine Harris Inc. (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Pulitzer Prize-nominee and USA Today best-selling author Ralph Cotton pens stories that follow in the sacred code of the Old West. In Incident at Gunn Point, horse trader Will Summers dons a sheriffs badge after the town lawman is grievously injured during a shootout. But when the band of cutthroats rides back into town, guns blazing, Will knows that he needs to outshoot - and outwit - these vicious adversaries or the next place he goes will be the Great Beyond.
©2012 Ralph Compton (P)2013 Recorded Books
Two struggling miners may have just found their ticket to fortune - if they can keep it - in this riveting new Ralph Compton Western. England Dan Rutledge and his partner John Cooley have worked their claim for a year and are barely eking out a living. When Cooley shows up with a map of the abandoned Irish Lord Mine he drunkenly bought off a shady cowboy, England Dan is sure its a complete fraud. After all, no one knows what happened to the most valuable gold mine in the Superstition Mountains after a banshee frightened off the last owner. But when England Dan gets a good look at the map, details start clicking into place. Maybe they have the key to a fortune after all! But soon an infamous bank robber shows up looking for this mysterious map he claims is his. Now England Dan and his partner will have to fight off hostile Indians, miners, and a dangerous felon to find the cache of gold and strike it rich.
©2020 The Estate of Ralph Compton (P)2020 Recorded Books
Kasey "Tuff" Tuffman just told Nashville to kiss his you know what. After winning Best New Artist at an award show, he knows it's time to head back home to Texas. So after a very public meltdown, Tuff makes his way to Austin, where the Red Dirt music lives large. Jonah Littlejohn once loved KT more than anything in the world. When KT loses it on national TV, Jonah knows he has to reach out and offer his home studio as a place to heal and make music. A bad relationship has left Jonah broken and wary of romance, but he wants to help his old lover out. Seeing Jonah again proves to Tuff that he's made the right decision. Now all he has to do is convince Jonah that they're the most perfect duet there's ever been.
©2017 BA Tortuga (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press
After being the center of nasty gossip in her last hometown, all Julie Donovan wants in Saint Jo, Texas, is a quiet, uneventful life for her and her daughter, Annie. But when a sexy cowboy walks into her classroom with a daughter who looks like Annie's twin, suddenly the whole town is looking for explanations... Devoted single dad Griffin Luckadeau will do anything to protect his own, and no sassy redhead is going to get in his way. When he thinks Julie is scheming to steal his ranch out from under him to benefit her own daughter, sparks really begin to fly... Julie and Griffin can't seem to cross paths without a scuffle. But when the dust settles, these two Texas hotheads may realize they've actually found something worth fighting for...
©2010, 2018 Carolyn Brown (P)2018 Recorded Books
Psychologist to the Hollywood elite Dr. Carder Stout delivers a riveting memoir about his fall from grace into the gritty underbelly of crack addiction, running drugs for the Shoreline Crips, surviving homelessness, escaping a murder plot, and finding redemption in the most unlikely of places. Dr. Carder Stout's clientele includes Oscar-, Golden Globe-, Emmy-, Tony- and Grammy-winners, best-selling authors, and billionaires. He may not be able to share their dark secrets, but for the first time, everyone will know his. At the age of 34, Carder would have gladly pawned the silver spoon he was born choking on for a rock of crack. His downfall was as swift as his privilege was vast - or had he been falling all along? Raised in a Georgetown mansion and educated at exclusive institutions, Carder ran with a crowd of movers, shakers, and future Oscar-winners in New York City. But words like "promise" and "potential" are meaningless in the face of serious addiction. Lost years and a stint in rehab later, when Carder was a dirty, broke, soon-to-be-homeless crackhead wandering the streets of Venice, California. His lucky break came thanks to his old Ford Taurus: he lands a job of driving for a philosophical drug czar with whom he finds friendship and self-worth as he helps deliver quality product to LA's drug enthusiasts, from trust-fund kids, gang affiliates, trophy wives, hip-hop producers, and Russian pimps. But even his loyalty and protection can't save Carder from the peril of the streets - or the eventual contract on his life. From a youth of affluence to the hit the Shoreline Crips put on his life, Carder delves deep into life on the streets. Lost in Ghost Town is a riveting, raw, and heartfelt look at the power of addiction, the beauty of redemption, and finding truth somewhere in between.
©2020 Dr. Carder Stout (P)2020 Recorded Books
First in a brand-new, thought-provoking space opera series. The lines. No ship can traverse the void without them. Only linesmen can work with them. But only Ean Lambert hears their song. And everyone thinks he's crazy.... Most slum kids never go far, certainly not becoming a level 10 linesman like Ean. Even if he's part of a small and unethical cartel, and the other linesmen disdain his self-taught methods, he's certified and working. Then a mysterious alien ship is discovered at the edges of the galaxy. Each of the major galactic powers is desperate to be the first to uncover the ship's secrets, but all they've learned is that it has the familiar lines of energy and a defense system that, once triggered, annihilates everything in a 200 kilometer radius. The vessel threatens any linesman who dares to approach it, except Ean. His unique talents may be the key to understanding this alarming new force and forever reconfiguring the relationship between humans and the ships that serve them.
©2015 S.K. Dunstall (P)2015 Recorded Books
As the Linesman series continues, linesman Ean Lambert finds himself facing an alien ship he doesn't understand - and a terrifying political threat he cannot fight. The lines. The soul of every ship. It was once thought there were only 10, but that was before an alien vessel appeared at the edge of space - before Ean Lambert heard more lines singing. Ean's ways of communicating with lines is strange. But his abilities make him a valuable tool - or weapon - to command. Captain Selma Kari Wang has lost everything - her ship, her crew, her legs. But the New Alliance of Worlds is not done with her yet. After they rebuild her broken body, they send her to captain one of the new alien ships, teaming her up with Ean, the only one who can understand the alien lines. Kari Wang and Ean are poised on the threshold of discoveries that could change the world. But not everyone wants the New Alliance to control the secrets they uncover - and those who oppose won't hesitate to do whatever it takes to stop them.
©2016 S. K. Dunstall (P)2016 Recorded Books
The term war porn refers to videos and images brought back from combat zones - IED explosions, air strikes, firefights, images of death and gore largely shorn of context, at times even evidence of potential war crimes (most famously, the photos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib). War porn is also, in Scranton's searing debut, a metaphor for the fragmentation and confusion of modern combat, the broken shards of experience that form the wartime experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. The three sections of War Porn fit inside one another like nesting dolls: from an end-of-summer barbecue in the American Southwest to the perspective of a young US soldier in the early months of the occupation of Iraq to the story of Qasim al-Zabadi, an Iraqi math professor who faces the American invasion with a blend of fear, denial, and perseverance. Through the eyes of the occupiers, we watch Qasim become an interpreter for US forces, then prisoner and victim. As the scene switches from America to Iraq and back again, as home and hell merge, Qasim reveals the fragile humanity that connects occupier and occupied, torturer and tortured.
©2016 Roy Scranton (P)2016 Recorded Books
In the thrilling new saga from Western Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards, Chet Byrnes stands his ground - with his courage, guns, and blood. For Chet Byrnes, building a ranching empire means adding new land, hiring good men, finding water, and trying new breeds of cattle. But outlaws and Tuscon's idle rich want to take it all away - and Arizona just may be too lawless to stop it. So while the Byrnes family expands its reach, Chet must do his job hunting down outlaws on either side of the border. Chet's cowboys prove to be tireless fighters, going up against former Mexican military men, a powerful family with bad in their blood. Then Chet takes on the most dangerous risk of all: a bloody, all-out shooting war - with everything to lose, and one last enemy to kill....
©2015 Dusty Richards (P)2015 Recorded Books
This Christmas, the best kind of trouble comes in threes: three best-selling authors. Three stories of holiday romance. And three cowboys who are ready for love - whether they know it yet or not.... Mistletoe Cowboy: Diana Palmer Horse whisperer Parker doesn't drink, smoke, or gamble, and he doesn't have much to do with women, either. Until he meets winsome widow Katy and her sweet child. Could Christmas kisses under the mistletoe bring the handsome wrangler the gift of his very own family? Blame It on the Mistletoe: Marina Adair To claim his slice of the family ranch, Texas Ranger Noah is forced back to Tucker's Crossing. All he expects to find is a tractor load of painful memories - until a holiday storm, a power outage - and perhaps the magic of Christmas - deliver him to rescue an intriguing woman named Faith. But just who's rescuing whom? Mistletoe Detour: Kate Pearce When Morgan Valley rancher Ted Baker gets out his tow truck to pick up a snowbound driver, he doesn't expect to find his old school friend Veronica on the lam with her pet pig - much less true love - just in time for Christmas....
©2020 Kensington Publishing Corp. (P)2020 Recorded Books
A haunting tale of suspense, rendered with the masterful skill only Barker could muster. After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met Stella as a child - this cryptic little girl of eight with dark hair and darker eyes, sitting alone on a bench in the cemetery clutching her favorite book. Gone moments later, the brief encounter would spark an obsession. She'd creep into his thoughts, his every waking moment, until he finally finds her again exactly one year later, sitting upon the same bench, only to disappear again soon after. The body of a man found in an alley, every inch of his flesh horribly burned, yet his clothing completely untouched. For Detective Faustino Brier, this wasn't the first, and he knew it wouldn't be the last. It was no different from the others. He'd find another just like it one year from today. August 9, to be exact. Isolated and locked away from the world in a shadowy lab, a little boy known only as Subject "D" waits, grows, learns. He's permitted to speak to no one. He has never known the touch of another. Harboring a power so horrific, those in control will never allow him beyond their walls. All of them linked in ways unimaginable. She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be conjures thoughts of early King and Koontz. A heart-pounding ride that creeps under your skin and will have you listening long into the night.
©2020 Jonathan Dylan Barker (P)2020 Recorded Books
From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best seller American Sniper comes a heart-pounding military thriller in which American hero and SEAL team sniper Gil Shannon joins up with an unlikely ally in order to stop a terrorist plot bent on destruction across Europe. Hot on the trail of The Wolf, a rogue Russian military sniper turned Chechen terrorist, Gil Shannon turns from hunter to hunted when his mission is exposed by a traitor high up in US government. Shannon must turn to an unlikely ally - a deadly Russian special operative - to help even the odds. But when they discover that The Wolf is just the tip of a global terrorist plot whose goal is to upend the US economy and the stability of the Western world, Shannon and his team of operatives must track the terrorists down before their plan comes to fruition. Shannon comes head to head with legions of enemy fighters all across Europe in this breathtakingly cinematic and realistic military thriller, ending with a faceoff between Gil and the one sniper who may be his equal shot. Will he survive? This third action-packed and battle-filled adventure in the Sniper Elite series takes listeners along for a white-knuckle ride across Europe in the company of American soldiers, Russian special operatives, and global leaders - and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final scene.
©2015 Scott McEwen and Thomas Koloniar (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
The Sickness unto Death The Synth revolution has come at last. The supposedly synthetic beings humans crafted to do their dirty work for them have fully actualized their own humanity - and they no longer acquiesce in their enslavement. Victory in the struggle to tear down the institutions of oppression seems just a matter of time. But the halls of power are not so easily shaken - and a counterstrike is inevitable. Former detective Jason Campbell has pledged his life to the Synthetic cause. So when a mysterious virus starts wiping out Synths left and right - and shows signs of mutating to target everyone else - he must lead a race against time to prevent the outbreak of the most horrific plague the world has ever seen. If he succeeds, he'll expose the moral bankruptcy of the depraved elites who will stop at nothing to restore the old order. If he fails, it could mean the end of life on this planet. For both Synth and Human.
©2018 J. T. Nicholas (P)2018 Recorded Books
From the national best-selling author of Alliance, linesman Ean Lambert finds himself caught in a dangerous fight for political power. The lines. Mysterious yet familiar: the key to controlling every ship in the galaxy. Once they were thought of as tools, but since linesman Ean Lambert discovered strange new lines in an alien vessel, they have become so much more - symbols of a power too great to ignore.
©2016 S.K. Dunstall (P)2016 Recorded Books
On the heels of the cult television hit Friday Night Lights, The New York Times best-selling author of The Junction Boys pens the story of Texas high school football integration, and the three men who put together a championship team.
©2013 Jim Dent (P)2013 Recorded Books