Crash and Burn
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|Author||: Michael Hassan|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
On April 21, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved more than a thousand people when he stopped his classmate David Burnett from taking their high school hostage armed with assault weapons and high-powered explosives. You likely already know what came after for Crash: the nationwide notoriety, the college recruitment, and, of course, the book deal. What you might not know is what came before: a story of two teens whose lives have been inextricably linked since grade school, who were destined, some say, to meet that day in the teachers' lounge of Meadows High. And what you definitely don't know are the words that Burn whispered to Crash right as the siege was ending, a secret that Crash has never revealed. Until now. Michael Hassan's shattering novel is a tale of first love and first hate, the story of two high school seniors and the morning that changed their lives forever. It's a portrait of the modern American teenage male, in all his brash, disillusioned, oversexed, schizophrenic, drunk, nihilistic, hopeful, ADHD-diagnosed glory. And it's a powerful meditation on how normal it is to be screwed up, and how screwed up it is to be normal.
|Author||: Lisa Gardner|
"Nicole Frank shouldn't have survived the car accident, much less the crawl up the steep ravine. One thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help--she must save Vero"--Back cover.
|Author||: Rachel Lacey|
When two strangers are stranded together after a plane crash, they're in a fight for their lives...and their hearts.Isabel Delgado refuses to let her fear of flying stop her from accompanying the rescue dog she's volunteered with on her "freedom flight" from the animal shelter. On the contrary, Isa is determined to take this chance to overcome her fear, once and for all. The flight's ruggedly handsome pilot is a welcome distraction, but when the plane malfunctions over a forest fire, Isa's worst nightmare comes true as they crash into the fiery woods below.Silicon Valley CEO Nate Peters volunteers his time and his private jet for animal rescue missions. After crashing in a remote area, he and Isa are in a fight for their lives, but as the flames close in around them, the flames between them burn just as bright. Isa's passion and determination ignite something in him that Nate never thought he'd feel again. If they survive, they might have a chance at love.
|Author||: James Rollins|
From #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a shocking short story, where a chance mishap leads to the discovery of a weapon like no other in . . . Crash and Burn. On a transatlantic flight, the two black sheep of Sigma Force—Seichan and Kowalski—must set aside their mutual dislike as a mysterious fiery force knocks their aircraft out of the sky. This unlikely duo must use every skill, weapon, and bit of ingenuity to survive a night on a remote volcanic island, where their only refuge is the haunted, bat-plagued grounds of a seemingly deserted resort. But something horrific awaits the two, something born of the latest science but rooted in our basest human instincts. To survive they will need to learn to work together—but even then, it may be too late. Included with this short story is a sneak peek at The Seventh Plague, which raises the question: If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened, could they happen again? The frightening answer: Yes.
|Author||: James Proimos, Jr.|
|Editor||: Roaring Brook Press|
James "Hercules" Martino has until the end of the summer (a.k.a. two weeks) to accomplish the twelve tasks given to him by his Uncle Anthony. The tasks will take him to the far reaches of Baltimore, lead him to a Beautiful and Unattainable Woman, and change the way he sees his past, present, and future. Spare in words, but abundant in big ideas and laugh out loud humor, James Proimos has crafted a novel for any teenager who's ever had a complicated relationship with a parent. In other words, everyone.
|Author||: Jamie McGuire|
One woman must decide whether she can trust a complete stranger to protect her and unborn child from the threats of her past in this "touching modern romance" from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster (Library Journal). Named one of the "Best Romance Books of 2018" by Bookbub! As Darby Dixon sits in a tiny Texas church bathroom on her wedding day holding a positive pregnancy test, she realizes that marrying her fiance would be the worst decision of her life. She's never been very good at standing up for herself, but she'll sure as hell stand up for her baby. With very little cash and a ton of courage, she flees town to take a new name and start a new life. As a Marine, Scott "Trex" Trexler worked in the most treacherous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. With his new top-secret security job, he finally has a chance to return to the one place he's felt at peace: Colorado Springs, Colorado. The moment Trex checks in at the hotel where she's working, Darby knows he's dangerous. He may want her to think he's another hotshot firefighter, along with all the others battling the nearby mountain blaze, but something doesn't add up. No way will she get involved with another man she can't fully trust - and Trex clearly isn't telling her everything. As Darby's ex gets closer and closer to finding her, both she and Trex will soon find out that what you don't know really can hurt you. "This love story is raw, brilliant, and gives women hope in the impossible. Nothing is more precious than that." --Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Jamie McGuire writes with no holds barred ... real and addictive." --USA Today "Heartfelt emotions, serious social concerns and exceptional character development result in a touching modern romance with inspirational overtones; a sure winner." --Library Journal
|Author||: Fern Michaels|
"The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and a quest for justice.Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right." The women of the Sisterhood are united by their mission to help those unable to help themselves. But now they ve encountered opponents who share a unique bond of their own. The law firm of Queen, King, Bishop & Rook the Chessmen has been a formidable force in Washington, D.C., for decades. And Sisterhood member Nikki Quinn s new case has made her their prime target. Nikki has agreed to represent Livinia Lambert as she files for divorce from her domineering, greedy husband, Wilson Buzz Lambert. Buzz, currently Speaker of the House, fears the scandal will scupper his presidential plans, and intends to make life extremely difficult for Livinia with the Chessmen s help. The Chessmen may play dirty, but the Sisterhood play smart. For too long, the Chessmen have believed themselves above the law they pretend to serve, but there s no statute of limitations on the Sisterhood s particular brand of justice or their loyalty . . . Michaels listens to fans and delivers one hell of a punch. "RT Book Reviews" on "Double Down""
|Author||: Jamie McGuire|
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster comes a story of a fiercely independent widow who falls for a sexy firefighter in this gripping contemporary romance.
|Author||: Amanda Adams|
|Editor||: Tydbyts Media|
He thought he had everything he wanted...until he met her. Hotshot attorney Chance Walker has life figure out. He's young. Rich. Single. Life isn't complicated--but it's empty. When a tragedy spurs him to renew a childhood promise to pick up the guitar, he is not prepared for the gut punch of meeting quiet, sexy Erin, his new music teacher. The woman has secrets, and he wants to know them all. Erin has problems. Real problems. Her brother is a mess, her band is falling apart, and she's barely making rent. A silver-spoon lawyer is not her idea of sexy. Besides, a guy like that won't bother with a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She's happy to keep her secrets. Determined to resist his charm. There is absolutely no freaking way she's going to let him into her life, her heart, or her bed...until a single, sizzling backstage kiss changes everything.
|Author||: Roshan Louis Joseph,Ram Mohan Menon|
|Editor||: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited|
From that gleam in your eye, to prototype, to production— you are all set to wow the world with your genius. You take the first step towards your goal and realize that between you and the consumer is a moat full of dragons, demons and turbulence that you must cross to make it to ‘Start-up Paradise’. The Start-up’s Guide to Sales is a practical book that helps you navigate the perils of wrong selling. This is not sales theory, but a ‘tried-out’ recipe book for success. Read on and sail the choppy waters with sales savvy! Roshan L Joseph and Ram Mohan Menon, mavens of sales, distribution and marketing, have trudged through global markets to find what works and what must be avoided. The language is distilled and easy, and their advice is clear and unambiguous for they have been there and done that.
|Author||: Amanda Adams|
One kiss will change everything...The guitar in his grip revives a childhood promise, but he needs sexy Erin Michaelson as his music teacher. When he sees her on stage using another name -- and seducing an entire audience -- she brings more back to life than just his music.A single, sizzling backstage kiss will change both of their lives forever. Chance soon realizes that Erin is not just an itch, she's an obsession he refuses to live without.Publisher's Note: Crash and Burn was previously released under the same title by another publisher.
|Author||: Tommy Byrne,Mark Hughes|
|Editor||: Icon Books|
This is the thrilling, warts-engine-oil-and-all autobiography of the only racing driver Ayrton Senna ever feared - the 200mph flawed genius of Tommy Byrne.It tells the surreal tale of a poverty-stricken Dundalk kid's rise to become the only racing driver the great Ayrton Senna ever feared - and how it all went wrong from there. For a brief moment Tommy Byrne was arguably the world's greatest driver, the motor racing equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali rolled into one - A racer, a thief, a raconteur.This is the story of his improbable escape, his rapid rise and his spectacular and bizarre fall from grace. Peppered with dark humour and a cast of ridiculous characters, it is the antithesis of a fairytale - and it's all true. Hold on tight, the tale of Tommy Byrne is quite a ride - from fending for himself as the runt of a big Catholic litter in the '60s, running the gauntlet of the sectarian violence in the '70s, troubling Ayrton Senna and making it to F1 in the '80s, resorting to drugs in the aftermath and driving for a deluded billionaire madman and then gun-toting Mexicans in the '90s. It's raw, passionate, and - with Byrne's ability to tell it like it is - not for the faint-hearted.
|Author||: Abigail Roux|
It's been five years since Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett first worked together to solve the Tri-State murders, and time has been both harsh and kind. Engaged now, they face the challenge of planning a deeply uncertain future together. Zane is at the pinnacle of his career with one last mystery to solve, while Ty is at sea in a world where he's no longer the tip of a spear. There's just one more hurdle in the way of their happy ever after: a traitor from their inner circle who threatens to burn their world to the ground. Squeezed between the Vega cartel, an unknown mole, and too many alphabet agencies to count, Ty and Zane must gather all their strength and resources to beat the longest odds they've ever faced. To make it out alive, they'll need help from every friend they've got. Even the friends who might betray their trust.
|Author||: Hans van de Ven|
|Editor||: Harvard University Press|
China’s mid-twentieth-century wars pose extraordinary interpretive challenges. The issue is not just that the Chinese fought for such a long time—from the Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 1937 until the close of the Korean War in 1953—across such vast territory. As Hans van de Ven explains, the greatest puzzles lie in understanding China’s simultaneous external and internal wars. Much is at stake, politically, in how this story is told. Today in its official history and public commemorations, the People’s Republic asserts Chinese unity against Japan during World War II. But this overwrites the era’s stark divisions between Communists and Nationalists, increasingly erasing the civil war from memory. Van de Ven argues that the war with Japan, the civil war, and its aftermath were in fact of a piece—a singular process of conflict and political change. Reintegrating the Communist uprising with the Sino-Japanese War, he shows how the Communists took advantage of wartime to increase their appeal, how fissures between the Nationalists and Communists affected anti-Japanese resistance, and how the fractious coalition fostered conditions for revolution. In the process, the Chinese invented an influential paradigm of war, wherein the Clausewitzian model of total war between well-defined interstate enemies gave way to murky campaigns of national liberation involving diverse domestic and outside belligerents. This history disappears when the realities of China’s mid-century conflicts are stripped from public view. China at War recovers them.
|Author||: Ken Sarna|
This book takes us behind the scenes of the real estate and mortgage banking industry to find out what really happened during the real estate boom and the crash that came soon after. Written for both homeowners and real estate professionals, Ken shares his knowledge of what happened in the past so that we can learn how to not let it happen in the future. He discusses in depth what is really going on in the trenches today as opposed to what is typically being portrayed in the media. It includes a discussion of the mistakes made during the real estate boom in addition to detailing the options underwater homeowners have in today's marketplace. As the owner of The Millennium Consulting Group in Las Vegas, one of the country's leading short sale and mortgage negotiation specialists, the book gives readers tips on how to successfully close a short sale, in addition to the discussion of loan modification and other foreclosure alternatives underwater homeowners have. Authors Experience: - Secured over 3500 short sale approvals - Successfully converted on over 90% of his transactions - Understanding government loan modification programs - Understanding government short sale programs - Liquidation of toxic mortgage portfolios for investors
|Author||: Lisa Gardner|
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a propulsive thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will--searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking. A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Resistance from the Boston PD and the victim's wary family tells Frankie she's on her own--and she soon learns she's asking questions someone doesn't want answered. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing could be her.
|Author||: Lisa Gardner|
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most beloved characters—Detective D D Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy—in a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past . . . which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime. FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D D Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. What at first looks like a Gothic eeriness soon hardens into something much more sinister . . . and they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers—and Flora must face her own past directly in the hope of saving others.
|Author||: Artie Lange|
|Editor||: Random House Digital, Inc.|
The stand-up comedian draws on the trials and tribulations of his own life--from drug addiction and obesity to fights with his mother and his early career driving a Jersey cab--to share a collection of painfully hilarious true stories.