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Locked away at Pecan Place, Jessie finds her situation to be even more dangerous than she feared. While she struggles to maintain her sanity and discover answers about the group that seems less and less like any legitimate government agency, Pietr fights to keep their relationship alive. But very aware that his mother's time is running out, Pietr makes a deal he doesn't dare tell Jessie about. Because the deal Pietr's made could mean the death of far more than his tenuous relationship with the girl he loves.
'Rewarding, inventive and enjoyably perplexing' Sunday Times A colleague writes an obituary for a fellow scientist and Nobel Prize winner, somewhat relishing his death; a train in the Scottish Highlands takes the wrong track during a snowstorm, resulting in a death, possibly murder; a publisher's reader reports on a hospital romance novel that bizarrely ends with a gory, Ripper-style murder. Ten apparently separate stories are ingeniously drawn together to form variations on a single theme - obsession with the success of a rival and the plotting of his death. But obsession is an unstable motive for murder, and the game of revenge can turn very sour . . . Betrayals is an ingenious, mesmerising puzzle, intricately pieced together by a master of the art.
She?s no angel . . . Poor Dru Anderson. Her parents are long gone, her best friend is a werewolf, and she?s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn?t entirely human. (So what else is new?) Now Dru is stuck at a secret New England Schola for other teens like her, and there?s a big problem? she?s the only girl in the place. A school full of cute boys wouldn?t be so bad, but Dru?s killer instinct says that one of them wants her dead. And with all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide. . . Can Dru survive long enough to find out who has betrayed her trust?and maybe even her heart?
'Betrayals' is a murder mystery novel set in a fictional small city in Canada. It features the sexual exploitation of a fourteen year-old immigrant boy by his female language teacher. The novel examines the personal and psychological factors which led to this distortion of the teacher-student relationship. However, the teacher is murdered. A police investigation follows'with startling revelations involving a series of suspects, each with a motive to kill. Murder touches and maims the lives of all who come near it. The reader is plunged into the world of drug dealing, a string of burglaries, the betrayal of lovers, and the result of the flight of an immigrant family to Canada to escape an abusive father. The novel ends with a tragic twist of fate.
Rebecca Blackburn caught a glimpse of the famed Jupiter Stones as a small child. Unaware of their significance, she forgot about them—until she discovered the priceless, long-missing gems were the key to a deadly chain of events spanning thirty years and three continents…sparing no one. When a seemingly innocent photograph reignites one man's simmering desire for vengeance, Rebecca turns to Jared Sloan, the love she lost to tragedy and scandal. His own life has changed forever because of the secrets buried deep by their two families. Their relentless quest for the truth will dredge up bitter memories and shocking revelations of misplaced loyalty, dangerous pride and naked ambition…and they will stop at nothing to expose a cold-blooded killer.
It was Britain’s most humiliating intelligence disaster of World War II. The newly established Special Operations Executive (SOE) dropped fifty-three agents during 1941 and 1942 into the Nazi-occupied Netherlands. Their mission was to aid the Dutch underground as part of Winston Churchill’s plan to “set Europe ablaze”. However, Dutch resistance was thoroughly penetrated by German counter-intelligence. In spite of repeated security warnings including one by SOE’s own chief encoder, Leo Marks, agent after agent was parachuted into the waiting arms of the Nazis. Almost all of those captured were executed at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Two were able to escape from captivity and reach London to report the calamity. These two heroic men were promptly arrested as suspected double agents, their tale ignored. In this story, Sgt. Jeff Williamson, a fictitious Canadian agent, goes through SOE training and because of his ability to speak Dutch, is dropped into the Netherlands. He manages to evade German capture and make his way through war-torn, occupied Europe to Spain and Gibraltar only then to be incarcerated in an MI5 (British counter-intelligence) prison and kept there until the Germans’ surrender. During his time in prison and long afterwards he is haunted by his own history and the fate of his fellow agents. He is driven to attempt to find the cause of the intelligence disaster and SOE’s motivation for his own imprisonment.
On the morning of August 9, 1757, British and colonial officers defending the besieged Fort William Henry surrendered to French forces, accepting the generous "parole of honor" offered by General Montcalm. As the column of British and colonials marched with their families and servants to Fort Edward some miles south, they were set upon by the Indian allies of the French. The resulting "massacre," thought to be one of the bloodiest days of the French and Indian War, became forever ingrained in American myth by James Fenimore Cooper's classic novel The Last of the Mohicans. In Betrayals, historian Ian K. Steele gives us the true story behind Cooper's famous book, bringing to life men such as British commander of Fort William Henry George Monro, English General Webb, his French counterpart Montcalm, and the wild frontier world of Natty Bumppo. The Battle of Lake George and the building of the fort marked the return of European military involvement in intercolonial wars, producing an explosive mixture of the contending martial values of Indians, colonials, and European regulars. The Americans and British who were attacked after surrendering, as well as French officers and their Indian allies (the latter enraged by the small amount of English booty allowed them by the French), all felt deeply betrayed. Contemporary accounts of the victims--whose identities Steele has carefully reconstructed from newly discovered sources--helped to create a powerful, racist American folk memory that still resonates today. Survivors included men and women who were adopted into Indian tribes, sold to Canadians in a well-established white servant trade, or jailed in Canada or France as prisoners of war. Explaining the motives for the most notorious massacre of the colonial period, Steele offers a gripping tale of a fledgling America, one which places the tragic events of the Seven Years' War in a fresh historical context. Anyone interested in the fact behind the fiction will find it fascinating reading.
On the eve of her wedding, a woman must fight to rescue her fiancé from an international terrorist plot It’s been nearly a year since Janet’s husband, Hank, died of a terrible illness. Though she thought she would never love again, John Sheridan proved her wrong. Like Janet, he works in government, analyzing files for the State Department. They fall in love shortly after meeting at a party, and it isn’t long before Janet, finally ready to leave Hank in the past, agrees to marriage. But their plans are quickly disrupted. Posted overseas in war-torn Beirut, John disappears just before the wedding. It’s a race against the clock as Janet must face the specter of international terrorism to save the second love of her life—before it’s too late. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Betrayals plots the destinies of three people of very different backgrounds and personalities as they live their lives in Ipswich, Brisbane, Canberra, Vietnam, Oxford, Moscow and, ultimately, Bucharest. Each is profoundly affected by, and has an important role in the machinations of the great powers in the Cold War. It is a novel of an epoch, a story of high hope, despair, and happiness. A cavalcade of characters pass through its pages, each playing an unwitting role written by others but inevitably linking the protagonists Cecily Towne, Tim Fallon, and the Romanian, Rulokov, in a net of intrigue from which they cannot extricate themselves. This is Ian Callinans seventh novel. To his diverse collection, he now adds a riveting and sensitive account of the worlds of academe, high communist bureaucracy, and espionage.