A small, disaffected group of artists, scientists, and software developers en route to Titan , the crew of Deepstar was seeking escape, isolation, and refuge when Iris wandered into the solar system. Now curiosity and wonder are drawing the star travelers to the mysterious gas giant and its hospitable moons -- for here lies their long sought dream of a new home and future. But an alien space-going vessel -- unimaginably ancient yet astonishingly still operational -- has been left behind on the surface of one of Iris's oribiting satellites by a strange and unknown culture. And the extraordinary artifact is pointing the colonist toward an even more remarkable discovery awaiting them on Iris itself; something deadly, inconceivable....and alive.
Si él hubiera hecho algo horrible, ella lo sabría. ¿O no? Todos sabemos quién es él: el hombre que vimos en la portada de todos los periódicos acusado de un crimen terrible. Pero ¿qué sabemos realmente de ella, de quien le sujeta el brazo en la escalera del juzgado, de la esposa que está a su lado? El marido de Jean Taylor fue acusado y absuelto de un crimen terrible hace años. Cuando él fallece de forma repentina, Jean, la esposa perfecta que siempre le ha apoyado y creído en su inocencia, se convierte en la única persona que conoce la verdad. Pero ¿qué implicaciones tendría aceptar esa verdad? ¿Hasta dónde está dispuesta a llegar para que su vida siga teniendo sentido? Ahora que Jean puede ser ella misma, hay una decisión que tomar: ¿callar, mentir o actuar?
True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train in 1993, to the lonely but clever Frank Abagnale of Catch Me if You Can fame, these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades. Graphic panels draw you into the exploits of these pretenders, and meticulously researched details keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene is presented in the second person, a unique point of view that literally places you inside the faker's mind. With motivations that include survival, delusion, and plain, old-fashioned greed, the psychology of deception has never been so fascinating or so close at hand.
Lori Lee Guy had always longed to be someone's mommy—and she had never imagined wild and wicked Rick Warrick as anyone's daddy. But here she was, childless. And here he was, still sinfully sexy...and single-handedly raising an adorable little girl.
SHE WAS THE LAST THING HE NEEDED .
How could Rick have falled for Lori Lee—again? He'd learned the hard way that she was holding out for Mr. Perfect, and this bad boy had no intention of being tamed into becoming a model husband! But his daughter and Lori Lee had other ideas....
"New York Times"-bestselling author Barton delivers the second novel in her Dead by trilogy. Maleah Perdue is dedicated to her work at the Powell Security agency--until a madman begins killing her colleagues one by one, mimicking a notorious serial killer already behind bars. Original.
Powerfully built and ruggedly handsome, Mitch Hayden walked into Emily Jordan's life and took her senses by storm. The ache in his searing blue gaze matched the loneliness in her soul, and soon the pretty widow had fallen hopelessly in love with a man she barely knew. A man too dangerous to love...
For Mitch hadn't come to Emily's home by chance. He'd come to ask forgiveness for the role he'd played in her tragic past—for the dreams of family he'd destroyed. Now he longed to give her the child she wanted, the happiness she deserved. But if Emily discovered who he really was, Mitch would be the last man she could ever love.
As the pampered daughter of one of Spring
Creek's most prestigious southern families, Ella Porter has lived her entire
life on the straight-and-narrow. And being "good" has kept Ella safe
and sane—until now. Suggestive yet ominous letters have been arriving at her
office with alarming frequency. Letters that remind her of the disturbing ones
she used to get from Reed Conway—the hell-raiser she knew from childhood—after
her father prosecuted him for murder. Now Reed's been released from prison, and
though Ella finds herself wanting to believe his claims of innocence, she's
getting closer than a "good girl" ever should to a man with such a
bad reputation . . .
Reed Conway is on a mission: to find out
who really murdered his stepfather. But someone wants to interfere—someone
determined to send Reed right back to prison for a brand-new crime. They've
made it look like he's still a threat to Ella Porter and her family, when the
truth is, the more he sees Ella, the more desperately he wants her. But his
attempts to prove his innocence have put both their lives in jeopardy . . . because
whoever is stalking Ella will stop at nothing—including murder . . .
THE AGENT:Burke Lonigan, weapons expert and world-class charmer
THE MISSION: To destroy a dangerous traitor, while defending his woman and child!
Facing off with a deadly menace was easy for Burke Lonigan—until a beguiling beauty stepped in danger's path. The only way Burke could protect Callie Severin was to make her his wife. Then Burke discovered his new bride was the beautiful stranger he had taken to his bed one passionate night long ago—and the mother of the child he'd never known! Now Burke was determined to defend his family—and damn the consequences to his heart!
a year of loving dangerously
Where passion rules and nothing is what it seems....
A quarter-breed cowboy like Luke McClendon had no business wooing golden girl Deanna Atchley. So when Luke was sent to prison for the murder of Deanna's father, it came as no surprise. Everyone in Stone Creek, Texas, knew Luke was just no good.
Now Deanna was back in Luke's life, determined to clear his name. But the hard-hearted loner wasn't looking for redemption—only revenge. And as soon as he seduced the sweet beauty, he'd have it. But once Deanna was in his arms again, Luke wondered if the time had finally come to claim the bride who was rightfully his....
SUMMARY: War with their archrival, the evil Ansara clan, is unavoidable. For Mercy Raintree, a war means she must assume her position as guardian of the Sanctuary—the sacred Raintree home place deep in the Smoky Mountains. But doing so threatens to disclose her most prized secret—one Mercy has kept to herself for six years. As the solstice looms and the battle heats up, Dranir Judah Ansara gathers his forces, intending to wipe every Raintree from the face of the land. Including Mercy, whom he's claimed as his to kill. Then he comes face-to-face with her—and with her daughter, Eve. Will Mercy's closely guarded secret change not only the outcome of the battle—but also Judah's own bitter heart?
It took just one brief touch of Adam Wyatt's lips to Blythe Elliot's mouth to ignite a fire so hot neither could deny it. And now, thanks to that one reckless night of passion, Blythe has an unplanned surprise for Adam...and he has an unexpected proposal for her!
Blythe is sure she has nothing in common with stubborn, old-fashioned Adam—except for the baby she carries, the signed marriage certificate...and the house they share. But living together soon makes them realize that it wasn't sex, but love, that created their child. If only one of them would admit it first....
Twenty years ago, Jolie Royale witnessed a crime that stained her home, Belle Rose plantation, with her family's blood. A shooting left her mother, her aunt, and her aunt's suspected lover dead, and Jolie critically wounded. The case was ruled a double homicide and suicide and quickly closed, though rumors abounded as to the murderer's real identity...
The Face She Can't Remember…
Jolie would never forget that day—but she could never recall the killer's face. And now she is coming home. With mixed feelings she returns for her father's funeral, feelings that turn into dread when the investigation into the triple murder is reopened—and it becomes clear as day that a killer is still on the loose...
…May Be The Last One She Sees
Determined to put the past to rest, Jolie turns to Max Devereaux for help. Years ago, he made no secret of his resentment toward her family, but it seems many things have changed—including Jolie's feelings for her unlikely ally. Now, as she and Max work together to put back the lost pieces of her memories, the striking distance between her and the killer closes. Someone can't wait for Jolie to remember his face, because by then it will be too late...
Tief in den Smoky Mountains von Tennessee liegt das Opfer auf
einem Altar, aufgeschlitzt und ausgeblutet: Das grausame Werk eines
wahnsinnigen Mörders, der von Bundesstaat zu Bundesstaat zieht.
FBI-Ermittler Dallas Sloan kennt die Szene nur zu gut – und er weiß, der
Mörder wird erst innehalten, wenn er sein fünftes Opfer gefunden hat.
Gemeinsam mit Genny Madoc, die über eine besondere Gabe verfügt, macht
sich Dallas auf die Jagd.