A spectacular modern retelling of the ancient Scottish ballad of Tam Lin—a beguiling fusion of love, fantasy, and myth that echoes the imaginative artistry of the works of Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Kami Garcia In the wake of her older sister's suicide, Finn Sullivan and her father move to a quaint town in upstate New York. Populated with socialites, hippies, and dramatic artists, every corner of this new place holds bright possibilities—and dark enigmas, including the devastatingly attractive Jack Fata, scion of one of the town's most powerful families. As she begins to settle in, Finn discovers that beneath its pretty, placid surface, the town and its denizens—especially the Fata family—wield an irresistible charm and dangerous power, a tempting and terrifying blend of good and evil, magic and mystery, that holds dangerous consequences for an innocent and curious girl like Finn. To free herself and save her beloved Jack, Finn must confront the fearsome Fata family . . . in a battle that will lead to shocking secrets about her sister's death.
Black Thorn was a self schooled man in the facts of life. He masterminded the largest train robbery of the early 1900âs. His father had married a woman, supposed to be a Creek Indian, who was the daughter of a Freedman slave of the Creek Nation. His father had run Thorn and his sister off from home because he didnât want anything to do with having half Black children. Thorns adventures and holdups that he was involved in up to the 1910. He found what he thought was true love, bought a homestead, and built the nicest house in fifty miles.
CUT OFF THE HEAD OF A SNAKE AND ANOTHER GROWS IN ITS PLACE . . . Zack and Jack are Back! White Supremacy again rears its ugly head in Dearborn . . . Trial lawyer Zachary Blake tackled The Church and clergy sexual abuse in Betrayal of Faith and white supremacy and a bigoted POTUS in Betrayal of Justice. The super lawyer returns along with Dearborn Police Captain Jack Dylan for this third installment of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series, an exciting journey through investigation, chase, deception, forensics, and trial. Jack is in trouble with the law in a quaint northern Michigan fishing town, accused of murdering a terrorist. The local police and the FBI join forces to take him down. To prove his innocence—Captain Jack turns to an old nemesis . . . ZACHARY BLAKE A dynamic cast of characters converges on Manistee, Michigan for the biggest trial this small fishing town has ever seen. Can Zack and Jack prevent the brotherhood in blue from morphing into a Betrayal in Blue? Part police crime novel—part courtroom drama. Hit the ‘buy’ button and grab Zachary Blake’s exciting new courtroom challenge today! What readers are saying about Betrayal in Blue: ***** “Nail Biting Drama.” ***** “An exciting Police Procedural/Legal Thriller.” ***** “Excellent Courtroom Drama.” ***** “A Wonderful Series.”
This is book 5, and the conclusion of this series. Things take more of a science fiction spin as Casey and Mike board a mothership to save Jack, and disable a powerful weapon that will destroy every human being in the world. A group of aliens bent on revenge plan to live on Earth and start a new life...once all mankind is wiped out. Can Casey save the ones that she loves?
To examine the social and cultural significance of the athlete hero in American literature, Robert J. Higgs turns to the works of Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Higgs views the athlete in literature not as an artistic creation but as one who reflects the tastes, attainments, beliefs, and ideals of his society. The athletes he describes as Apollonian are the know-it-alls, of whom Lardner's Busher Keefe is an example; the Dyonisian, as exemplified by Irwin Shaw's Christian Darling, worships his body as an end in itself. The Adonic seeks knowledge for the sake of self-realization and lives in a world of tension, pain, struggle, and hope. Such a figure is Wolfe's Nebraska Crane. Higgs finds in contemporary American literature a clear rejection of the Apollonian and Dyonisian models and an acceptance of the Adonic.
Forced to live with his wicked aunt and uncle after the tragic deaths of his parents, Jack Bannion struggles to regain control of his life as reality is yanked out from under him. The unwitting pawn in an evil bargain, Jack enlists help from both realms: Detective David Lee befriends Jack on the earthly plain while an Indian spirit watches over him from the Netherworld. Together, they must face a coven that plans to unleash an unspeakable evil into our world.
More Gold is the continuation of stories begun in my earlier book, Gold to Refine. I believe we all need stories funny stories, touching stories, loving stories, happy stories, stories with a moral, stories with hope. In this collection, I return to events of my childhood and youth with my brothers. The stories are about growing up in Nashville, Tennessee in very wonderful times, and include tales about my mother, father, grandparents, and friends. There are stories about our rattletrap cars and they make us wonder how we survived to adulthood. There are stories about the church and my co-workers in the church; and about teaching at the university. There are stories about my son and daughter to whom the book is dedicated. I hope that the collection continues to offer humor, healing, faith, and encouragement at a time in our history when these qualities are so desperately needed.
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Few crimes are as difficult to solve than those which are committed under the guise of religion. A group of people resort to theft, blackmail, sadism, and murder to enrich themselves while they present the face of loving care and devotion to spiritual principles to the public The detectives are engaged to solve crimes committed against two disparate victims. The crimes are baffling and seem to be unrelated. In reaching the dangerous solution to The Thorn Crown Murder, the detectives expose the full extent of the criminal conspiracy.
Heidi Fraumeister inherited her father’s business empire and became a millionairess overnight. While on a sailing holiday around the Canary Isles she is spotted by Jack Towney who assumes the alias of James De Villiers in order to impress her. They become entangled in a passionate relationship and are quickly married. Heidi insists on a pre-nuptial agreement to safeguard her fortune, which Jack gladly signs, but in the months that follow the gloss of the relationship suddenly tarnishes and Jack needs to find a way out without losing the lavish life-style being married to Heidi affords. Divorce would leave Jack back where he started, poor and lonely. He hatches a plan to have Heidi killed by a professional hit man and engages old friends Michael and Patrick Flannigan to provide the assassin. However with a huge sum of money on offer, greed takes over, and in the end the Flannigan brothers decide to carry out the kill themselves. "The Hit" follows the two bungling hit men as they try to kill off the millionairess to save their friend losing claim to her fortune. Despite numerous failed attempts they eventually manage to commit the murder they were being paid for, but not with the outcome they had anticipated.