The Assassins (Just 99 cents) In 2005, the fourth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America is met with the news that Jihadists have attacked multiple targets in Saudi Arabia, destroying oil pumping equipment, crippling pipelines, and assassinating most of the royal family.
The UN Security Council authorizes an international intervention force, and in a closed session of Congress the “Assassination Bill” is introduced. A “Termination or Neutralization Unit” is formed with Gen. Peter Newman as its head.
On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out.
Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning, brand new nine-thousand square foot house. And after meeting Sarah Sabin at a nearby ice cream shop, he has two reasons to visit the beach every weekend. When bizarre things start happening in the rooms of the home, Micah suspects they have some connection to his enigmatic new friend, Rick, the town mechanic.
But Rick will only say the house is spiritual. This unnerves Micah because his faith slipped away like the tide years ago, and he wants to keep it that way. But as he slowly discovers, the home isn’t just spiritual, it’s a physical manifestation of his soul, which God uses to heal Micah’s darkest wounds and lead him into an astonishing new destiny.
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Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history.
The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She’s changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life.
Bryce Bishop doesn’t know her past, he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather’s estate–and that the FBI director for the Chicago office made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her. But nothing else is working in his favor.
Charlotte wants to trust him. She needs to tell him what happened. Because a crime cops thought was solved, has only opened another chapter…
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NOTE: I’ve read this book and recommend it – well developed characters and unique story.
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A cargo ship is apprehended by the authorities off the coast of Spain, packed with enough arms and ammunition to start a war.
Twenty years later, an unknown aggressor seems intent on taking out those responsible for the treachery – one by one. The last victim was brutally tortured with a Black & Decker drill and then shot through the head at point-blank range.
And Nick Stone – ex-SAS, tough, resourceful, ruthless, highly trained – is next on the killer’s list. He has only two options – fight or flight – but which do you choose when you don’t know who you are up against?
Buy this international thriller by popular British author Andy McNab for only 99 cents today.
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In The Girl of His Dreams when a friend of Brunetti’s brother, a priest recently returned from years of missionary work, calls with a request, Brunetti suspects the man’s motives. A new, American-style Protestant sect has begun to meet in the city, and it’s possible the priest is merely apprehensive of the competition. But the preacher could also be fleecing his growing flock, so Brunetti and Paola, along with Inspector Vianello and his wife, go undercover.
This mystery is selling today for only $1.99 as it is the Kobo price match. Audiobook: $3.99.
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George Abbershaw is set for a social weekend at Black Dudley manor, hosted by Wyatt Petrie and his elderly uncle Colonel Combe, who enjoys the company of Bright Young Things. With Meggie Oliphant in attendance, George looks forward to the chance of getting closer to the girl he’s set his heart on.
But when murder spoils the party, the group soon find out that not only is there a killer in their midst, but the house is under the control of notorious criminals. Trapped and at their mercy, George must find a way to thwart their diabolical plans while getting himself and Meggie out alive.
Luckily for Abbershaw, among the guests is Albert Campion – a garrulous and affable party-crasher with a great knack for solving mysteries and interrogating suspects.
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An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit…
His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime…
A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown…
An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala…
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Elderly Martha Beckett is a prisoner in her own home, and has been ever since her older brother disappeared at just nine years old. He went to hide in the cellar and never came back. And now Martha has sworn to protect anyone else from the evils lurking just below her floorboards. But whatever it is, has woken up – and is hungry again…
When she calls the police for help, Annie Graham is the first to respond. Now Annie Ashworth, she is happily married to fellow police officer Will, with a gorgeous home and a job she loves. But then she hears the news – serial killer Henry Smith has escaped from his mental hospital and is on the run. So when a severed head lands at her colleague Jake’s feet – they can only assume that Henry is back to his old tricks. Last time he nearly killed Annie, and this time she’ll bet he wants to finish the job.
So Annie now has two monsters to track down, before they kill again. And time is running out…
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The popularity of the Little Free Library has swept around the world and become a neighborly way to share used books with others. The concept is simple: Build a small structure to protect the books; place it in an accessible location; add a few books from several genre for children, teens and adults and spread the word that anyone is welcome to take a book and/or leave a book.
No good deed goes unpunished as a 9-year-old boy in Leawood, Kansas, learned when he was ordered to remove his Little Free Library or face fines when at least two people complained to the city. After much press and citizen outcry, the city council graciously decided to exempt the small structures from the city’s ordinances. Read more about this brave young man here.
Another article tells other stories of local governments trying to stifle the free exchange of books.
In this time of 24 hour/7 day political stories, we are reminded that people need to be involved in the process to work for the best government possible.
My Reading/Listening List
These books that I’ve read or listened to in the last month are ones that I recommend. NOTE: All were purchased when selling for cheap prices.
• The Negotiator by Dee Henderson ($8.32) – Inspirational romantic suspense by one of the best in the business, first book in the O’Malley Series
• Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer ($9.99) – Third book in the Clifton Chronicles, a family with trials, tribulations and an occasional happy event
• At the Scent of Water by Linda Nichols ($4.99) – Amazing inspirational novel of second chances
• Taken by Dee Henderson ($8.64) – Stand-alone inspirational suspense
• Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson ($8.99) – Very good WWI historical fiction
• Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury ($7.99) – Grab a hanky and read this phenomenal novel by a popular inspirational author – a tale of forgiveness
• Lullaby by Ed McBain ($4.99) – 87th Precinct police procedural – good read with several plots. Build your 87th Precinct library with these three books for $1.99 each
• Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt ($7.99) – Another very good legal mystery (not a thriller)
• Circle of Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini ($11.99) – Very good contemporary women’s fiction – solid series that I’m slowly collecting
• Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple – $7.99 – A quirky story filled with contemporary characters that are spot-on
• Murder Gets a Life by Anne George ($7.99) – Another Southern Sisters cozy – good, quick read
• Starry Montana Sky by Debra Holland ($4.99) – Sweet historical romance; fast read
• Clementine by Sara Pennypacker ($4.99) – A beginning chapter book for children – cute and entertaining; love how she names her kittens!
• Conspiracy in Death by J. D. Robb ($7.99) – Another solid novel in the Eve Dallas series of futuristic mysteries
• Attachments by Rainbow Rowell ($9.99) – A different novel about office life, email security and working folks
• At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon ($9.99) – The first book in her popular series
A Cheap Read – Historical Mystery
Enjoy a Maggie Hope historical mystery this weekend when you buy this novel for $1.99.
His Majesty’s Hope ($1.99) World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive—a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad—and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine.
Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war—and of her own past.
Natchez, Mississippi. Jewel of the South. City of old money and older sins. And childhood home of Houston prosecutor Penn Cage.
In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, this is where Penn has returned for solitude. This is where he hopes to find peace. What he discovers instead is his own family trapped in a mystery buried for thirty years but never forgotten—the town’s darkest secret, now set to trap and destroy Penn as well.
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