Furious

Author: T.R. Ragan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365014924

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Schoolteacher Faith McCann, the heroine of this searing first in a new crime series from Ragan (Evil Never Dies), returns one afternoon to her Sacramento, Calif., home to discover the members of her family bound and gagged: her husband, Craig, and their children, 10-year-old Lara and nine-year-old Hudson. The bad guys take the kids, slit Craig’s throat, and leave Faith for dead after a vicious beating. After a stint in a drug-induced coma and intensive care, Faith finds new purpose in searching for Lara and Hudson and their captors. Frustrated by the slowness of the official investigation, Faith assaults a police detective and winds up in court-mandated anger control classes, where under the sobriquet “Furious” she meets “Rage” and “Beast.” Rage and Beast become unlikely allies in her effort to penetrate the world of human trafficking, the evils of which are highlighted in chapters revealing what happened to Lara and Hudson. Readers with strong stomachs will eagerly await the next installment.
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Outrage

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503938809

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The happy life Faith McMann knew as a wife, mother, and teacher was destroyed when vicious criminals murdered her husband, kidnapped her children, and left her for dead. After paralyzing grief, fear, and despair, there was nothing left for her to feel...except fury. But striking a staggering blow against a brutal ring of human traffickers was just the beginning of her uphill battle. Though her daughter remains missing and her son is lost in the wilderness, Faith's relentless efforts have reunited some children with their families. They've also made her and the rest of her family the targets of a sadistic crime boss. But Faith has learned plenty about survival in the lawless underworld she's storming. And she's forged an unbreakable bond with two no-holds-barred allies in the war against evil. As they dodge assassins and take down predators, Faith travels deeper into the heart of darkness, determined to rescue her children at any cost.
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Her Last Day

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781542046060

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In this page-turner of a thriller by bestselling author T.R. Ragan, unlikely partners PI Jessie Cole and crime reporter Ben Morrison search for clues to a mystery buried in their own pasts—only to discover that sometimes the truth is better off buried. Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives—and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie’s daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession. For Ben, a horrific car accident resulted in scars both physical and emotional—and amnesia that has made his life a mystery. But curiously, out of his shattered memories, there’s one person he recognizes without a doubt: Jessie’s sister. He just doesn’t know why. Yet. But Sophie isn’t the only phantom drawing Jessie and Ben together. An elusive serial murderer known as the Heartless Killer has reemerged from the shadows. His next move will cut even deeper into Jessie’s worst fears. And for Ben, what happens this time is going to be unforgettable.
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Wrath

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503941410

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The follow-up to the Wall Street Journal bestseller Outrage. Those who hunt monsters must be careful not to become monsters themselves. In another life, before human traffickers murdered her husband and stole her children, Faith McMann was a wife, mother, and teacher. Now she has become Furious, a merciless avenger on a deadly mission to retrieve her young son and daughter, no matter the cost. Aided by unlikely but steadfast allies, the giant Beast and fragile Rage, Faith plunges ever deeper into a sickening underworld of sexual exploitation and slavery with steel-forged determination and righteous anger. In this powerful, suspenseful conclusion to the Faith McMann trilogy, Faith is haunted by questions: Even if her children are recovered, will they be broken beyond repair? What terrible sacrifices will their rescue require? What are the limits of loyalty and love in a world that preys on innocents? And after her brutal awakening to the darkest aspects of human nature, what will remain of her own self?
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Finding Kate Huntley

Author: Theresa Ragan

Publisher: Theresa Ragan

ISBN: 0989099520

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 2776

During a vacation in the Caribbean, fifteen-year old Kate Huntley’s father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next ten years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physically. Every day is a struggle for survival. And yet she lives for only one reason…revenge. While looking for a drug lord via satellite in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, Jack Coffey, rookie FBI agent, spots Kate Huntley. Jack is sent by the agency to find Ms. Huntley and bring her back to the States. They have many unanswered questions about her father’s death. A professional and responsible man, Jack is confused by Kate’s lack of cooperation. He wants to help her return to the States where he believes she’ll be safe, but she treats him like the enemy and refuses to go. Everything about her is a contradiction. In the beginning Jack wonders if Kate’s distrust of his superiors is warranted or just simple paranoia. In the end, Jack realizes nothing is as it seems. Finding Kate Huntley was a 2008 finalist in the RWA Golden Heart competition. Other books by Theresa Ragan include A Knight in Central Park, Return of the Rose, Taming Mad Max, Having My Baby, An Offer He Can't Refuse, and Here Comes the Bride. Theresa also writes thrillers under the name T.R. Ragan.
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Trading Lives

Author: Eric Stoffle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998291819

Category:

Page: 348

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JOHN KELLY was gravely injured by a road-side bomb in Iraq during his last tour. His daughter wants to carry on his legacy and become a soldier, too. As Jamie Kelly wrestles with leaving her father and stepmother to pursue her dream, she learns a friend she hasn't associated with in years is in serious trouble. In her efforts to help her friend, Jamie uncovers long-buried secrets that threaten to shred the very fabric of her existence. She may be young, but she is driven to do the right thing. Doing the right thing sometimes has unintended results. Jamie dreams of becoming an Army Ranger and following in her father's footsteps. She is confident and a skilled martial artist whose favorite weapons are knives. After training with her friend and mentor, Mario Parris, she relies on her skills to investigate a crime that happened before she was born but has just now come full circle.Life may not have been perfect before, but how will Jamie Kelly deal with the life-altering secrets in Trading Lives?
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Deranged

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503904293

Category:

Page: 288

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Family man or deranged killer? It's for fearless PI Jessie Cole to find out. At any cost. Ever since a car accident left reporter Ben Morrison with amnesia, he's been try-ing to rebuild a future as he puts together the pieces of his past. With the help of PI Jessie Cole, he's getting closer. But few who remember Ben's troubled childhood want to talk. And those who do--including his father, imprisoned for a shocking crime--are stirring disturbing memories given up for dead. Then Jessie is sidetracked by a surveillance request from a suspicious husband. An ordinary case, until the cheating wife and lover are found murdered. They bear the trademark wounds of an elusive serial killer who's now leading Jessie down a chilling path--one that's about to put a dangerous twist in the search for Ben's identity. To discover the truth, Jessie must put more at risk than she ever feared. Because there are more secrets to Ben's past, than she--or even Ben--ever imagined.
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Abducted

Erotic Space Adventures

Author: Wylow Clark

Publisher: Pronoun

ISBN: 1508055416

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

View: 1735

A southern gentleman is sucked up one night by a mysterious light. When he comes to he is surrounded by unfamiliar machines and strange faces. In his wildest fantasies he never could have imagined what the aliens had in store for him. Never in his wildest fantasies would he have thought he’d want more.
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Dead Weight

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Lizzy Gardner Series

ISBN: 9781612185101

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 475

Sacramento private investigator Lizzy Gardner is determined to find two missing women-- teenager Carol Fullerton, who vanished twenty-one years ago from a California highway and Diane Kramer, not seen for six months after empying her saving account.
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Retribution

Author: Jilliane Hoffman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425200612

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2568

When C. J. Townsend, a distinguished female prosecutor, is confronted by the most dangerous predator she has ever encountered, she discovers that she must make a difficult choice between justice and retribution. Reprint.
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Deadly Recall

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503949232

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 3309

PI Jessie Cole is about to discover that there's no revenge too wicked as New York Times bestselling author T.R. Ragan's gripping series continues. When you search for the missing, there's no telling what you'll find. PI Jessie Cole learned that painful truth firsthand when her sister disappeared. Now a new case will test Jessie and Ben once again. Owen Shepard, the public face of one of the country's biggest health insurance companies, has become the target of a vengeful father. The man blames Shepard for his child's death and plans to make the CEO know what it's like to live with a broken heart--and watch others die. After killing two employees, the desperate father kidnaps Shepard's daughter. Tasked with finding her, Jessie and crime reporter Ben Morrison are running out of time to save her. Meanwhile, Ben is still seeking insight into the man he used to be before a car crash erased his memories. And each discovery is leading Jessie and him down a frightening road. What they find could scar both of them forever.
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Evil Never Dies

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477827703

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Almost Dead

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477819654

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 4936

Life for private investigator Lizzy Gardner will never be the same. It's been three weeks since her fiancé, Jared, was shot on what was supposed to be their wedding day. He's in a coma now, and Lizzy is being forced to make a decision she might not be able to live with. But a string of deaths has forced her to get back to work. While they appear to be unrelated accidents at first glance, a closer look shows they all have something in common. More than a decade earlier, the victims were all members of the Ambassador Club at a Sacramento high school: a posh posse that bullied other students, one of whom remains tormented years later. In this pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author T.R. Ragan, Lizzy will need her colleagues and what's left of her wits to help her track down a cunning killer with a deadly revenge list before the next name--maybe hers--is crossed off for good.
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Extracted

Author: R. R. Haywood

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503941861

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Fifteen Minutes

A Novel

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145168746X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5733

Zack Dylan will do whatever it takes to achieve a successful singing career, but as his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise his beliefs, and just as he's on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster.
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Such Wicked Intent

The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book Two

Author: Kenneth Oppel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442403209

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3380

Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Printz Honor–winner Kenneth Oppel that is “every bit as thrilling and engaging” (VOYA) as This Dark Endeavor. When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother’s betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.
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Welcome to the Greenhouse

New Science Fiction on Climate Change

Author: Gordon Van Gelder

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1935928279

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 6076

Forty years ago, Walt Kelly's comic strip character Pogo famously intoned: "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Now, as the evidence for climate change becomes overwhelming, we learn the hard reality behind that witticism. The possible destruction, and certain transformation, of the ecosphere has been brought about by our own activities. What will our new world look like? How will we—can we—adapt? The clash of a rapidly changing environment with earth's self-styled ruling species, humans, provides ample creative fodder for this riveting anthology of original science fiction. In Welcome to the Greenhouse, award-winning editor Gordon Van Gelder has brought together sixteen speculative stories by some of the most imaginative writers of our time. Terrorists, godlike terraformers, and humans both manipulative and hapless populate these pages. The variety of stories reflects the possibilities of our future: grim, hopeful, fantastic and absurd.
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A Dark Mind

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611099850

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

View: 5894

A serial killer is terrorizing Sacramento, preying on happily married couples and unleashing unspeakable cruelties upon his victims. The ordeal rekindles disturbing memories for private investigator Lizzy Gardner, who barely escaped a serial killer's clutches only years ago. But while most Sacramento residents are hiding in the shadows, paralyzed by fear, Lizzy is compelled to go after the Lovebird Killer.
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Flannel Kisses

Author: Linda Crotta Brennan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395736814

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6750

Rhyming text describes a winter day spent playing in the snow.
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Wildefire

Author: Karsten Knight

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442421185

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 393

View: 5721

After a killing for which she feels responsible, sixteen-year-old Ashline Wilde moves cross-country to a remote California boarding school, where she learns that she and others have special gifts that can help them save the world, but evil forces are at work to stop them.
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