Snuff Tag 9

Author: Jude Hardin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612184470

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 1720

Nicholas Colt's career as a lead guitarist ended with a crushed hand, and his career as a licensed private investigator ended with a narcotics conviction. Since then, he has had some luck making money under the table as a "security consultant." But good luck has a habit of going bad for Colt. Like when he takes the case of an affluent young accountant who has received a threatening letter, a mandate to come and play an ultraviolent video game called Snuff Tag 9. Colt figures the letter is a scam, but a psychotic four-hundred-pound billionaire known only as Freeze quickly proves him wrong. Freeze, it seems, is populating his version of the game with real people. Kidnapped and outfitted with a device that will stop his heart if he refuses to join in, Colt finds himself deep in the Okefenokee Swamp hunting and being hunted by eight people he has never met, has nothing against and must kill to survive.


A Nicholas Colt Thriller

Author: Jude Hardin

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing

ISBN: 1608090124

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 6174

Rule #2 in private investigator Nicholas Colt’s Philosophy of Life: If you have a good Tuesday, Wednesday is likely to be a bitch. Welcome to Wednesday. Fifteen-year-old Brittney Ryan has taken to the streets. Colt is hired to find her and bring her home. Piece of cake, he thinks. A surprise visit to the forbidden boyfriend should put this one in the scrapbook. But something more sinister lurks behind Brittney’s disappearance, and Colt soon finds himself in an ever-widening maze of deceit, betrayal, and murder. And, when he learns what the mysterious phrase Pocket-47 means, he is haunted even more by the plane crash that killed his family and rock band twenty years ago--a crash he now realizes might not have been an accident. Colt is determined to save Brittney and untangle the threads of his own tortured past. Unfortunately, one of the most heinous and violent criminals in modern history has other ideas. Which might be okay, because… Rule #1 in Nicholas Colt’s Philosophy of Life: Screw the rules. Let’s jam.

Key Death

Author: Jude Hardin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611098150

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 4105

Down-and-out private investigator Nicholas Colt travels to Florida's ''Key Death'' to unearth the truth about the father of an acquaintance, but ends up in the path of a macabre serial killer known as the Zombie.

Sycamore Bluff

(Nicholas Colt/Diana Dawkins)

Author: Jude Hardin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494304201

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 9853

Somewhere west of Kokomo, Indiana, in a contained and isolated area, NASA is conducting a secret study on human behavior. Given a set of rules and the promise of a generous compensation package at the end, can several hundred people govern themselves and live in relative harmony for six years? The experiment, designed to mimic future colonization on a distant planet, appears to be a huge success. Until something goes terribly wrong... Two undercover operatives from The Circle are sent to investigate. When Diana Dawkins and Nicholas Colt discover the shocking truth, it's clear the experiment must be stopped. What isn't clear is if they'll make it out alive.

Moving Target

The Jack Reacher Experiment

Author: Jude Hardin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543149920


Page: 86

View: 4431

About The Jack Reacher Experiment series Rock Wahlman: Forty-one years old, United States Navy Master at Arms, E-8, retired. DOB 14 October 2057. Grew up in an orphanage, recently discovered that he is the product of a human cloning experiment, an exact genetic duplicate of a former army officer named Jack Reacher. Now someone wants all evidence of the experiment to be erased, which means that someone wants Wahlman to be erased. He's on the run, desperate to survive, desperate to learn the truth about why all this is happening... Note: The use of the name Jack Reacher, along with the use of story situations and supporting characters from the Jack Reacher universe, authorized by Lee Child. While sometimes referenced in the context of the story, the Jack Reacher character remains offstage in Moving Target: The Jack Reacher Experiment Book 2.

Pretty as a Peach

Author: Juliette Poe

Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC

ISBN: 1940883881

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2788

Mainer Farms is steeped in family history, but it’s also deep in debt from the effects of the ever-changing farming industry. Not about to let his family’s legacy go under, Colt Mancinkus is willing to do anything he can to save the farm. Darby Culhane is the new farmer in Whynot, North Carolina, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt. Darby isn’t looking for anything but a fresh start, and she’s got it all figured out. Get settled in? Check. Apply for the rural county grant? Check. Confrontation with the steaming mad, smoking hot local farmer? Well, that wasn’t on the agenda. As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to Darby’s…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter, and get on down to the farm to see what happens when circumstances force Colt and Darby to team up. They may just find that the peach trees aren’t the only things in bloom.

Blood Tattoo

Author: Jude Hardin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781477809709

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 3143

After last year's harrowing experience with a serial killer in Key West, Nicholas Colt has decided to settle in to a nice quiet life of teaching guitar and spending time with his family. Unfortunately, everything changes when an undercover Department of Defense investigator comes crashing into his life. Diana Dawkins informs Colt that he has been recruited into The Circle, a super-secret organization charged with protecting the country from terrorists at any cost. Diana needs Colt's help, and she's willing to pay him well. Suddenly, Colt finds himself a key player in an effort to defend the president of the United States against an assassination attempt. His missions for The Circle are becoming increasingly surreal and deadly. In this latest installment of Jude Hardin's acclaimed series, Colt realizes he could lose everything, even the wife he loves. Will he be able to stop the terrorists in time? At what cost?

Horses in Australia

An illustrated history

Author: Nicolas Brasch

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 1742247091

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 2369

This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the horse in Australia past and present. From Cobb & Co to Black Caviar, from the Walers of World War I to The Man from Snowy River, it showcases our best historical and contemporary images. The horse has been an integral part of Australian history since the First Fleet brought the first horse to our shores. From the resilient workhorses of colonial Australia and the determined stockhorses rounding up cattle, to the thoroughbreds that capture the country’s imagination at every Melbourne Cup, horses have contributed to many of the great human feats in our history. Here, alongside 180 stunning images, Nicolas Brasch shows why we love horses – and how they have been captured so strikingly by our photographers and artists.

Thunder and Rain

A Novel

Author: Charles Martin

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455503991

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4356

Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed-- a modern day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves. Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife Andie so desperately needed. Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help-- protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

Reaper: Ghost Target

A Sniper Novel

Author: Nicholas Irving,A.J. Tata

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250127351

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8981

The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit. American hero, or unhinged vigilante? In Reaper: Ghost Target, Vick "The Reaper" Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count—33 kills in 90 days—when he is knocked out under mortar attack in Afghanistan. He wakes up back in the United States with little memory of what happened, his spotter and gun both unrecovered from the battlefield. Harwood has resigned himself to slowly picking up the pieces of his life, training Special Forces snipers in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and starting a promising relationship with an Olympic medalist named Jackie. But when a series of assassinations start occurring in the area, Harwood can't explain why he just happens to be nearby for each killing—or how a sniper rifle that matches the description of the one he lost seems to be involved. His memory of the past few days is hazy and full of blackouts, and even he has to wonder, is he being framed? Or is he the killer? As Harwood runs from the authorities, his girlfriend falls off the radar, his missing spotter resurfaces, and the assassinated men are outed as drug and sex traffickers. Nothing is adding up. Harwood realizes he has to unravel this mystery, and fast, or find himself paying the ultimate price for crimes he may not have committed.

357 Sunset

The Reacher Experiment

Author: Jude Hardin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984984333


Page: 98

View: 3814

About The Reacher Experiment series Rock Wahlman: Forty-one years old, United States Navy Master at Arms, E-8, retired. DOB 14 October 2057. Grew up in an orphanage, recently discovered that he is the product of a human cloning experiment, an exact genetic duplicate of a former army officer named Jack Reacher. Now someone wants all evidence of the experiment to be erased, which means that someone wants Wahlman to be erased. He's on the run, desperate to survive, desperate to learn the truth about why all this is happening... Note: The use of the name Jack Reacher, along with the use of story situations and supporting characters from the Jack Reacher universe, authorized by Lee Child. While sometimes referenced in the context of the story, the Jack Reacher character remains offstage in 357 Sunset: The Reacher Experiment Book 5.

To the New Owners

A Martha's Vineyard Memoir

Author: Madeleine Blais

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802189091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5549

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack—it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners—the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’ charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself—from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house—a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.


Author: Charlotte Casey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1537834622

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

View: 6538

Torn between her desire for one and her devotion for another. Determined to find his brother without losing his heart to her. Rusted and Reckless has been struggling since their lead singer walked out. Hellbent on keeping his band together, lead guitarist, Sawyer Nolan will do anything to find his brother and bring him back where he belongs. After all, he’s got to keep his band rocking—even if it means denying his increasing feelings for their sexy assistant. Keeping things casual and on the down low has always worked for them. Assistant manager Darcy Holmes loves her secret romps with Sawyer Nolan, but the closer they get, the more she’s hiding. Determined to save the band and Sawyer’s heart, Darcy refuses to reveal the truth behind his brother’s disappearance. But when the stakes get too high, will keeping the truth be even too reckless for her?

Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel

The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It

Author: Julia Keller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633592

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4958

A provocative look at the life and times of the man who created the original weapon of mass destruction Drawing on her investigative and literary talents, Julia Keller offers a riveting account of the invention of the world's first working machine gun. Through her portrait of its misunderstood creator, Richard Jordan Gatling-who naively hoped that the overwhelming effectiveness of a multiple-firing weapon would save lives by decreasing the size of armies and reducing the number of soldiers needed to fight-Keller draws profound parallels to the scientists who would unleash America's atomic arsenal half a century later. The Gatling gun, in its combination of ingenuity, idealism, and destructive power, perfectly exemplifies the paradox of America's rise in the nineteenth century to a world superpower.


Author: Jude Hardin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612183114

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5295

Nicholas Colt's life is on the right track. Gone for good are the dangerous days of being a private investigator — until a double homicide and an ex-girlfriend's missing brother come calling. It seems the Harvest Angels, the white supremacist militia that Colt shut down three years ago, are back in business. Or are they? Colt travels to Tennessee and soon thinks he has the answer: typical copycat case. But when he walks into a bloodbath back home, Colt realizes nothing is typical and nothing is solved. And now it's personal. While relentlessly hunting down those responsible, Colt finds the truth — but before he can alert the authorities, he is abducted, drugged, and brainwashed. Now, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Colt must fight to remember who he is.


Author: Alan Garner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152056247

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 173

View: 8426

While exploring a church that is being razed in a Manchester slum, four English children are drawn into another world where they are compelled to combat the evil power which grips most of the land. Reissue. 25,000 first printing.

Dark Places

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1101902884

Category: Fiction

Page: 542

View: 2468

After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.

The Blackhouse

Author: Peter May

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1849163847

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 386

View: 320

The Isle of Lewis is the most remote, harshly beautiful place in Scotland, where the difficulty of existence seems outweighed only by people's fear of God. But older, pagan values lurk beneath the veneer of faith, the primal yearning for blood and revenge. When a brutal murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past. Each year the island's men perform the hunting of the gugas, a savage custom no longer necessary for survival, but which they cling to even more fiercely in the face of the demands of modern morality. For Fin the hunt recalls a horrific tragedy, which after all this time may have begun to demand another sacrifice. The Blackhouse is a crime novel of rare power and vision. Peter May has crafted a page-turning murder mystery that explores the darkness in our souls, and just how difficult it is to escape the past.

A Strong Hand

Author: Catt Ford

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1935192841

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 1593

Nicholas Sayers, needing money for college, takes a job as assistant to infamous photographer Damian Wolfe. It's just taking pictures, right? Wrong. While Nick has never questioned what kind of man he is or what he truly wants in life, working for Damian during a BDSM photo shoot opens his eyes to all sorts of sexual possibilities, and many of them include the handsome Mr. Wolfe. Damian has serious doubts about getting involved with a younger man who knows nothing about the BDSM lifestyle, but Nick's adventurous and humorous approach to new experiences is far too alluring to resist. Although he knows it might be a mistake, Damian takes Nick into his life. Flirting on the edges of control, submission, and pain excites Nick more than he would have ever dreamed possible. With Damian, Nick learns about his own deeply hidden desires and finds out that relinquishing control doesn’t make him weak—having someone else in control of his sexual pleasure simply heightens it. And the reverse is true for Damian: Control turns him on. So they set out to explore these sensual boundaries together, neither expecting to find love along the way.

Waking Giant

America in the Age of Jackson

Author: David S. Reynolds

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061971448

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9209

Waking Giant is a brilliant, definitive history of America’s vibrant and tumultuous rise during the Jacksonian era from David S. Reynolds, the Bancroft Prize-winning author of Walt Whitman’s America. Casting fresh light on Andrew Jackson, who redefined the presidency, along with John Quincy Adams and James K. Polk, who expanded the nation’s territory and strengthened its position internationally, Reynolds captures the turbulence of a democracy caught in the throes of the controversy over slavery, the rise of capitalism, and the birth of urbanization.