Forty Acres

Author: Dwayne Alexander Smith
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476730547
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Befriended by some of America's most successful and wealthy black men, a talented African-American lawyer working out of a Queens storefront accepts their invitation to a weekend getaway only to learn that they are part of a secret organization that would promote white slavery. A first novel.

Forty Acres A Marian Duquesne Thriller

Author: Jennifer Williams
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329408446
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A Kentucky Derby horse breeding farm sitting on forty acres is home to Marian and Peter Duquesne. Marian now a widow finds solace and comfort in her horses, her flowers and a stranger. The stranger is Sebastian Babineaux a swarthy young man. His past is hidden. His future unknown. Will Marian make it out of this chance encounter alive or will she end up another one of his victims? It is a race against time. Her will to live will be tested. Is she strong enough to play the roll of a younger mans lover? Marian has now become the sole object of Sebastian's obsession and he will stop at nothing to keep her close to him.

James Oliver Curwood Ultimate Collection 40 Action Thrillers Western Classics Adventure Novels Short Stories Illustrated

Author: James Oliver Curwood
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026876830
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This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. His adventure writing followed in the tradition of Jack London. Like London, Curwood set many of his works in the wilds of the Great White North. He often took trips to the Canadian northwest which provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. At least eighteen movies have been based on or inspired by Curwood's novels and short stories. Novels The Wolf Hunters The Gold Hunters Kazan Baree, Son of Kazan The Courage of Captain Plum The Danger Trail The Honor of the Big Snows Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police The Flower of the North Isobel God's Country and the Woman The Hunted Woman The Grizzly King The Courage of Marge O'Doone Nomads of the North The River's End The Valley of Silent Men The Golden Snare The Flaming Forest The Country Beyond The Alaskan A Gentleman of Courage The Ancient Highway The Black Hunter The Plains of Abraham Short Stories Back to God's Country (Wapi the Walrus) The Yellow-Back The Fiddling Man L'ange The Case of Beauvais The Other Man's Wife The Strength of Men The Match The Honor of Her People Bucky Severn His First Penitent Peter God The Mouse The First People Thomas Jefferson Brown Other Works The Great Lakes God's Country – The Trail to Happiness

A Marian Duquesne Thriller

Author: Jennifer Williams
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781515180654
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Peter and Marian Duquesne own and operate a forty acre farm. Together they raise pure bred horses for the Kentucky Derby. Peter dies of cancer leaving his wife Marian to continue on the farm alone. Marian eventually gets the bright idea to join a dating website where she hopes to find her next true love. Instead, she becomes romantically engulfed in a lustful relationship with a stranger. A man who is a pathological liar and on the run from his past. Will Marian be able to put the pieces of this mystery before it is to late?

Big Slick

Author: Elijah Drive
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533160126
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"We deal in blood, friend." With those prophetic words, John "Big Slick" Elder, a professional killer with an unbendable set of ethics, finds himself trapped between the harsh concrete will of a brutal boss of bosses and Slick's own never-broken boundaries on what he will or won't do for money. Slick had vowed never to work in Ohio, for very personal reasons, yet now he's found himself in that great flat state with his work-partner, Thumper, and at the beck and call of a very violent criminal underworld boss who forces them to carry out on a very unusual errand, one that he claims involves no violence and appears harmless at first. The question is, will Slick and Thumper figure out the end game behind this simple chore in time, and are they prepared for what it will reveal about who they are, as men? The thrilling followup to Elijah Drive's debut mystery novel BULLETS. "Razor sharp writing, crackling dialogue, characters that jump off the page and slap you in the face. In BIG SLICK, Elijah Drive delivers a compulsively readable thriller that held me captive until the last page. Can't wait to read the next one." -Dwayne Alexander Smith - FORTY ACRES. "An emotional roller coaster of a novel that manages to be profound, moving and completely surprising. A rarity for a thriller, BIG SLICK shocks you by exploring the mystery of the characters in addition to the situation they're trapped in." -Ato Essandoh - HBO's VINYL, DJANGO UNCHAINED, BLOOD DIAMOND, CBS's ELEMENTARY, BBC America's COPPER.

A Painted House

Author: John Grisham
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407098144
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_______________________________________ The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with two weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist high to my father, almost over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a "good crop." In rural Arkansas, seven-year-old farm boy Luke Chandler lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and sometimes each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience, drawn from the personal experience of legendary legal thriller author John Grisham. _______________________________________ ‘A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' – Irish Independent 'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' – Jodi Picoult 'The best thriller writer alive' – Ken Follett ‘John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers’ – Telegraph ‘Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller’ – The Times ‘Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.’ – Daily Record ‘Masterful – when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating’ – Mirror ‘A giant of the thriller genre’ – TimeOut

The Invited

Author: Jennifer McMahon
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0385541392
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A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house--they build one . . . In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. With her passion for artifacts, Helen finds special materials to incorporate into the house--a beam from an old schoolroom, bricks from a mill, a mantel from a farmhouse--objects that draw her deeper into the story of Hattie and her descendants, three generations of Breckenridge women, each of whom died suspiciously. As the building project progresses, the house will become a place of menace and unfinished business: a new home, now haunted, that beckons its owners and their neighbors toward unimaginable danger.