Torquemada Killer

An Erotic Novel

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Author: John Warren

Publisher: Xcite Book

ISBN: 9781783750139

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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The classic BDSM crime thriller. Reader advisory: contains scenes of graphic violence There’s a killer stalking the BDSM community of New York, using the victims’ own instruments of discipline and restraint to carry out his vicious crimes. Can rookie detective Eva Hernandez catch him before he strikes again – and what will she learn about her own attraction to the seductive world of domination and submission in her pursuit of the man the press have dubbed the Torquemada Killer?

An Exchange of Hostages

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Author: Susan R. Matthews

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625792573

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5373

Under Jurisdiction torture isnt about truth. Its about terror. The Jurisdictions Bench has come to rely on the institutionalized atrocities of the Protocols to maintain its control of an increasingly unstable political environment. When Andrej Koscuisko, a talented young doctor, reports to orientation as a Ships Inquisitor he will discover in himself something far worse than a talent for inflicting grotesque torments on the Benchs enemies. He will confront a passion for the exercise of the Writ to Inquire whose intensity threatens to consume him utterly. As he struggles to find some thread of justice and compassion under the Law, as he fights to hang on to what remains to him of his sanity, he will make powerful enemies who are eager to use his knowledge, his empathy, his passion against anyone who challenges the Bench. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Advance Praise for An Exchange of Hostages: A grisly and absorbing work -- a truly disturbing exercise in psychological inquiry. Susan R. Matthews has envisioned her future society well....Matthews greatest achievement may well be the empathy she wins for both the avid abhorrence with which Koscuisko contemplates his own actions and the stricken loyalty with which the slaves assigned to him view himself. Other writers have approached these themes -- Gene Wolf and Elizabeth A. Lynn leap to mind -- but none to my knowledge have plunged the reader so deeply into them. Susan R. Matthews simply doesnt flinch. In that, An Exchange of Hostages can stand comparison to Dostoyevskys The Possessed. -Stephen R. Donaldson A very intense novel. An absorbing and frightening character study...the more you learned about the situation these people were trapped in, the more horrifying it became....An extremely talented writer. I cant wait to see what she does next. -Martha Wells Powerful, insidious, and insightful -- a singular accomplishment for a tenth novel, let alone a first. -Melanie Rawn

The Vodka Trail

Dyslexia-Friendly, Large Print Edition

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Author: AA Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992962142

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A gripping suspense thriller in a dyslexia-friendly format. The large print in sans serif font, and cream paper, help adults with visual stress. Orphan Kat has made a new life for herself in London. She blames Birmingham businessman Marty for her parents' deaths. But when she's taken hostage by freedom fighters, he alone can help her survive.

Polyxena

A Story of Troy

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Author: H. Allenger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475954506

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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After Polyxena, daughter of King Priam of Troy, is chosen as Neoptolemus’s love interest, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads to a surprising conclusion about her destiny. Troy has just fallen, leaving the city in ruins and at the mercy of the Greeks. Neoptolemus has claimed the daughter of the now-deceased King Priam of Troy as his love prize. After she rejects his advances, he angrily contrives a story that dooms the ill-fated Polyxena. She knows what she must do to survive, but unfortunately, she cannot change her destiny. Polyxena is mortified that Neoptolemus has fallen in love with her, for this means she must die at the commemoration rites for his father. As Polyxena prepares for the inevitable, she reflects over the past year, relating her thoughts to Aphrodite, the goddess she believes is responsible for orchestrating the events that have beleaguered her. As she tries to make sense of it all, Polyxena converses with all the well-known personages associated with the Trojan myth—Achilles, Agamemnon, Cassandra, Helen, and many others—while seeking solace in the hope that her existence has not been futile. In this moving story of forbidden love, a young woman unwittingly becomes intertwined in the romantic legacy surrounding Troy, embarking on a journey of self-discovery that leads her to a surprising conclusion about the life she has lived.

The New Spymasters

Inside the Modern World of Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror

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Author: Stephen Grey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466867132

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The old world of spying-dead-letter boxes, microfilm cameras, an enemy reporting to the Moscow Center, and a hint of sexual blackmail-is history. The spymaster's technique has changed and the enemy has, too. He or she now frequently comes from a culture far removed from Western understanding and is part of a less well-organized group. The new enemy is constantly evolving and prepared to kill the innocent. In the face of this new threat, the spymasters of the world shunned human intelligence as the primary way to glean clandestine information and replaced it with an obsession that focuses on the technical methods of spying ranging from the use of high-definition satellite photography to the global interception of communications. However, this obsession with technology has failed, most spectacularly, with the devastation of the 9/11 attacks. In this searing modern history of espionage, Stephen Grey takes us from the CIA's Cold War legends, to the agents who betrayed the IRA, through to the spooks inside Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Techniques and technologies have evolved, but the old motivations for betrayal-patriotism, greed, revenge, compromise-endure. Based on years of research and interviews with hundreds of secret sources, Stephen Grey's The New Spymasters is an up-to-date exposé that shows how spycraft's human factor is once again being used to combat the world's deadliest enemies.

Sergio

a Dark Mafia Romance

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Author: Natasha Knight

Publisher: Natasha Knight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 8538

I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be. Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time. Twice, fate put her in my path. Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster. I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did. But she didn’t listen. And now it’s too late. Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands. I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her. She’s mine. Forever. No matter what. Author’s Note: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance is an intensely emotional, steamy and dark standalone romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia world. Be prepared: this is not a traditional romance.

The Scottish Diamond

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Author: Helena Fairfax

Publisher: Linford

ISBN: 9781444832921

Category: Actresses

Page: 200

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When actress Lizzie Smith begins rehearsals for MACBETH, she's convinced the witches' spells are the cause of a run of terrible luck. Her bodyguard boyfriend, Leon, is offered the job of guarding the Scottish Diamond, a fabulous jewel from the country of Montverrier. But the diamond has a history of intrigue and bloody murder; and when Lizzie discovers she's being followed through the streets of Edinburgh, it seems her worst premonitions are about to come true...

Jesse Butterfly

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Author: S. J. Sprague

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537097411

Category:

Page: 276

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The housekeeper of a Supreme Court Justice killed ... A Council member's wife murdered ... a lonely man hooked to oxygen found dead. The only thing they have in common is their ties to The Organization. The Organization, created to bring out-of-control law enforcement to its knees, now find themselves the targets of a new kind of killer. Racing to decipher cryptic messages sent from an Organization prison, the group brings all their resources to the battle before there are more deaths ... and more names on a list marked with an X. Other books in the series: A PRESENCE IN RUSSELL COUNTY - The Organization Book 1 MULBERRY - The Organization Book 2

The CIA in Hollywood

How the Agency Shapes Film and Television

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Author: Tricia Jenkins

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292772467

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 1659

"Jenkins's book raises serious ethical and legal questions about the relationship between the CIA and Hollywood and the extent to which we consume propaganda from one through the other. . . . Should the CIA be authorized to target American public opinion? If our artists don't confront [the question] more directly, and soon, the Agency will only continue to infiltrate our vulnerable film and television screens—and our minds." —Tom Hayden, Los Angeles Review of Books "The book makes a strong case that the CIA should not be in Hollywood at all, but that if it is, it cannot pick and choose which movies it wishes to support. Well written and researched, this study examines a subject that has not received enough scholarly or critical attention. Highly recommended." —Choice "A fascinating, highly readable, and original new work. . . . Incorporating effective, illustrative case studies, The CIA in Hollywood is definitely recommended to students of film, media relations, the CIA, and U.S. interagency relations." —H-Net Reviews

Hunt for the Enemy

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Author: Rob Sinclair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995693326

Category:

Page: N.A

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Hunt for the Enemy is the breathtaking and action-packed finale to the bestselling Enemy series of espionage thrillers featuring Carl Logan. Praise for Rob Sinclair and Hunt for the Enemy: "an excellent action thriller, perfect for fans of Jack Reacher and Ben Hope ... a great series" - Victoria Goldman (Off The Shelf Book Reviews) "Logan is back and this time it is personal ... a spectacular finale to the trilogy" - Claire Knight (crimebookjunkie.co.uk) "fast paced and gripping ... highly tense" - Sarah Hardy (By The Letter Book Reviews) "The pace is relentless ... a brilliant story line" - Treebeard (Breakaway Reviewers) "fast paced and complex plot, full of action, suspense and thrills ... a great story arc" - Cathy Ryan (Between The Lines Book Blog) "fast paced and intriguing as ever ... one of those you just don't want to put down" - Liz Barnsley (Liz Loves Books Blog) Book Description: The Hunt is on... They've erased his past. Wiped out his very existence. But Carl Logan isn't finished yet. On the run in a harsh Russian winter, Logan - once an invaluable asset but now branded a traitor - has been framed for murder. His own firm, the secretive Joint Intelligence Agency, have labeled him a rogue operative after two decades of loyal service. The agency is hunting him down... and they're not the only ones. But there's much more at stake than just Logan's life. One by one, agents and informants from all sides, all allegiances, are dying. And Carl Logan is the only man who can put a stop to it, once and for all.

Palace of Deception

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Author: Helena Fairfax

Publisher: Linford

ISBN: 9781444831832

Category: Bodyguards

Page: 152

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When a Mediterranean princess disappears with just weeks to go before her investiture, Lizzie Smith takes on the acting role of her life - she is to impersonate Princess Charlotte so that the ceremony can go ahead. As Lizzie immerses herself in preparation, her only confidante is Leon, her quiet bodyguard. In the glamorous setting of the Palace of Montverrier, Lizzie begins to fall for Leon. But what secrets is he keeping from her? And who can she really trust?

Above Protection

Imperfect Heroes Book 2

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Author: C.J. Pinard

Publisher: C.J. Pinard

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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He's bearded, angry, highly trained, and has a job to do. She's the damsel in distress who's smarter than she looks, and doesn't want anyone's help. Could it be they both need something neither will admit to? Fate fueled by the laws of attraction may just decide for them. DUKE I didn’t ask for this. I was just doing my job, and they have the nerve to put me on a Witness Protection detail? This is crap. I’ll do my assignment, then go back to my job and what I love – kicking ass and taking names. I hadn’t spent 6 years in the Marine Corps to be put on babysitting duty once I’d joined the FBI. The witness they assigned me to, Rayanne, is an annoying, brainless blonde with a sassy mouth and a body that belonged on a website you had to pay to access. Not that I noticed or anything. RAYANNE I can look after myself. I don’t need anyone’s help, and the government is being ridiculous for putting me in the Witness Protection Program. I'll testify against my former bosses and then go back to my life as a single girl in the big city. I love my career as a paralegal, and once this Neanderthal they’d assigned to babysit me was out of my life, I'll go back to it. I just wish he wasn’t so easy on the eyes. The beard, hard body, and that voice. Why couldn’t they have sent me someone ugly – and nice? Because Duke is neither of those things.

The Virgin of the Wind Rose

A Mystery-Thriller of the End Times

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Author: Glen Craney

Publisher: Brigids Fire Press

ISBN: 9780981648422

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 5499

While investigating the murder of an American missionary in Ethiopia, State Department lawyer Jaqueline Quartermane discovers an ancient Latin palindrome embedded with a cryptographic time bomb. Separated by half a millennium, two conspiracies dovetail in this fast-paced thriller to expose the world's most explosive secret: The true identity of Christopher Columbus and his connection to those now trying to launch the Apocalypse.

A Way from Heart to Heart

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Author: Helena Fairfax

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681468042

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 2470

"...a fantastic book...With an engrossing story and relatable characters, this story is a must read." The Book Maven "...a touching and beautifully written story about the power and healing nature of love." Jo Barton at Jaffa Reads Too "...a lovely, emotive and heart-warming contemporary romance story that draws in the audience and takes hold from the very beginning...Fans of contemporary romance will love A Way From Heart to Heart." Caroline Barker at A Reader's Review "...A tale of sadness, loss, friendship, family and love. I loved it!" Sandra at Beauty Balm blog spot A knock at the door shatters Kate Hemingway's life when she's informed of her husband Stuart's death in Afghanistan. She struggles to care for their young son George with only Stuart's aloof best friend Paul as emotional support. Piece by fragile piece, she tries to rebuild her life, realising Paul and her son have formed an unlikely bond. When Paul agrees to accompany Kate and a group of disadvantaged teenagers on a trip to the Yorkshire moors, he finally reveals something he's kept secret for years. Kate's own scarred heart begins to open up ... but can she risk her son's happiness as well as her own? A novel about friendship, loss, and the human heart's enduring capacity for love, this stunning debut explores one woman's attempt at survival when her world comes crashing down around her.

The Unfinished Tale of Sophie Anderson

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Author: Martyn J. Pass

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534930407

Category:

Page: 164

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Welding, a Jack Reacher novel and a night in with a bottle of red wine seems to be as exciting as Sophie Anderson's life gets. That is until a stint of on-site work brings Tom into her life. He's been her foreman for years now but when they're forced to work together for the first time, Sophie begins to see that happiness might have finally taken a chance on her and that the often overlooked manager might just be the man of her dreams. But Mel, her best friend and flat mate, has a harrowing past that returns with devastating results and Sophie is forced to wonder whether happiness is real or just a fairy tale told to hide the bars and walls of a man-made prison. Love, heat and passion are as much a part of Sophie's tale as the grief and suffering which follows her every step. Expect to find her unfinished tale a real and painful journey into the life of someone who might be working a cubicle down from you or in the welding bay on the other side of the workshop.

Hollywood heavies

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Author: Jean-Claude Suarès

Publisher: Lickle Pub Inc

ISBN: 9781565660571

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 967

In Hollywood's portrayal of good guys and bad guys, it is often the crook, the thug, the wicked stepmother, of the sadistic killer who steals the show. Here are 50 photographs of cads and villains--from Bette Davis in Little Foxes to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator--by the film world's premier photographers.

A Million Ways to Die Hard

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Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683832191

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 80

View: 8689

The adventures of John McClane continue in this new explosive comic based on the Die Hard franchise! Thirty years after the release of Die Hard, a retired John McClane is being pulled back into the game by a dangerous foe he never thought he’d face again—a psychotic serial killer with a theatrical taste for casting his victims in reproductions of Hollywood’s greatest and deadliest films! Faced with impossible choices and unimaginable odds, A Million Ways To Die Hard just may be the last case John McClane ever has. With a suspenseful new story by industry veterans Frank Tieri and Mark Texeira, A Million Ways To Die Hard is packed with all the humor, action, and firepower that defined the Die Hard series and is sure to thrill fans everywhere.

Porn Money & Wannabe Mummy

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Author: Laura Barnard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993570100

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 6231

What is it about turning thirty that sends rational women into a tailspin? The real question is, can Poppy and Jazz rescue their own lives before everything gets ruined, or will their own stubbornness destroy the lives they've created.