Guardian Ranger (Shadow Agents #2)

"Trust me." The Last Chance bar was Veronica Lane's last hope. Desperate to find her missing brother, the sheltered computer programmer turned to Jasper Adams--the man she'd been warned to stay far away from. Veronica knew she was putting her life into the hands of the former Army Ranger, who aroused desire she had to resist at all costs. Posing as a ruthless mercenary was "Trust me." The Last Chance bar was Veronica Lane's last hope. Desperate to find her missing brother, the sheltered computer programmer turned to Jasper Adams--the man she'd been warned to stay far away from. Veronica knew she was putting her life into the hands of the former Army Ranger, who aroused desire she had to resist at all costs. Posing as a ruthless mercenary was a cover for what Jasper was really doing: hunting a killer. And Veronica was in the line of fire. The soldier-turned-elite-ops-agent knew he was playing a dangerous game--trying to win her trust while deceiving her about his true mission. What would happen once Veronica discovered that everything about him was a lie...everything except his passion for her? .more

The Running Mate (A Jack Houston St Clair Thriller)

Jack Houston St. Clair's father just happens to be President of the United States, Sam Houston St. Clair, a Republican in a nasty fight to be re-elected to a second term. But the cards are stacked against him. Unemployment is up and rising. Political tensions abroad are on the verge of erupting out of control. Iran has become a terrorist nightmare. And he is facing a vener Jack Houston St. Clair's father just happens to be President of the United States, Sam Houston St. Clair, a Republican in a nasty fight to be re-elected to a second term. But the cards are stacked against him. Unemployment is up and rising. Political tensions abroad are on the verge of erupting out of control. Iran has become a terrorist nightmare. And he is facing a venerable Governor Mowbray from Pennsylvania that everybody loves. Mowbray's running mate on the Democratic ticket is the charismatic Senator Bill Dumaine. Carlos Rodriguez is the Secret Service agent in charge of the unit protecting Dumaine. As he says, "I'm paid to notice the little things." One of the things he notices is that Dumaine is secretly sleeping with somebody he shouldn't be sleeping with. And since Jack saved his life a long time ago, he decides to break the Secret Service oath of silence and tell Jack what he knows so he can pass it on to the President. Jack travels to Washington to tell his dad the news, and ends up becoming embroiled not only in election year politics, but an international whirlpool of intrigue that involves a plot to kill his father and everybody else around him. ...more

Blue Guide Dublin (Blue Guides)

Includes fifteen guided walks and essays on the history of the city and the arts.

Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq

When Michael Scheuer first questioned the goals of the Iraq War in his 2004 bestseller Imperial Hubris, policymakers and ordinary citizens alike stood up and took notice. Now, Scheuer offers a scathing and frightening look at how the Iraq War has been a huge setback to America's War on Terror, making our enemy stronger and altering the geopolitical landscape in ways that a When Michael Scheuer first questioned the goals of the Iraq War in his 2004 bestseller Imperial Hubris, policymakers and ordinary citizens alike stood up and took notice. Now, Scheuer offers a scathing and frightening look at how the Iraq War has been a huge setback to America's War on Terror, making our enemy stronger and altering the geopolitical landscape in ways that are profoundly harmful to U.S. interests and security concerns. Marching Toward Hell is not just another attack on the Bush administration. Rather, it sounds a critical alarm that must be heard in order to preserve the nation's security. Scheuer outlines the ways that America's foreign policy since the end of the Cold War has undermined the very goals for which we are fighting and played right into bin Laden's hands. The ongoing instability in Iraq, for example, has provided al Qaeda and its allies with the one thing they want most: a safe haven from which to launch operations across borders into countries that were previously difficult for them to reach. With U.S. forces and resources spread thinner every day, the war has depleted our strength and brought al Qaeda a kind of success that it could not have achieved on its own. A twenty-plus-year CIA veteran, Scheuer headed the agency's Osama bin Laden unit, managed its covert-action operations, and authored its rendition program. Scheuer spent his career developing strategies to keep America safe, by any means deemed necessary by the presidents he served. It was his job to take available intelligence and devise plans to protect Americans, without considering bias, position, or even existing alliances. In Marching Toward Hell, Scheuertakes on the questions of "What went wrong?" and "How can we fix this?" and proposes a plan to cauterize the damage that has already been done and get American strategy back on track. He lists a number of painful recommendations for how we must shift our ideological, military, and political views in order to survive, even if that means disagreeing with Israeli policy or launching more brutal campaigns against terrorists. America holds its destiny in its hands, Scheuer says, yet not nearly enough has been done to defend America and destroy its Islamist enemies. This is an eye-opening, alarming, contentious, and ultimately fascinating examination of how far off track the War on Terror has gone, and a critical read in understanding what we must do to save it. ...more

Of Love and Life: Nights of Rain and Stars / The Other Side of the Story / The Wedding Day

Three novels selected and condensed by Readers Digest.

Thomas' Snowsuit (Annikins) (Paperback)

Willful, young Thomas refuses to wear his new snowsuit, despite the pleas of his mother, his teacher and even his principal. When everyone's best efforts lead only to comedic chaos, they all agree it's best to let Thomas suit himself. This is marvelous mischief from Munsch and Martchenko.

Break on Through: The Life and Death of Jim Morrison

Thirty-five years after his death in Paris at age twenty-seven, Jim Morrison's iconic legend remains as powerful as ever, swathed in the mists of mystery. There have been numerous biographies about the self-proclaimed "Lizard King's" life and career. But none have examined his roots and childhood, the intellectual foundations of his music, his wild days with the Doors, and Thirty-five years after his death in Paris at age twenty-seven, Jim Morrison's iconic legend remains as powerful as ever, swathed in the mists of mystery. There have been numerous biographies about the self-proclaimed "Lizard King's" life and career. But none have examined his roots and childhood, the intellectual foundations of his music, his wild days with the Doors, and his enigmatic early death as completely and insightfully as Break On Through. More than simply a fascinating look at a rock legend whose cult following never stops growing, here is the definitive Morrison biography: his angry relationship with his father; the early tragedies and terrible events responsible for the darkness of his artistic vision; his private life and legal trials, including his infamous Miami obscenity bust; and the truth about his final hours. Based on extensive research and featuring dozens of rarely published photographs, this is the authoritative portrait of the poet, the grim visionary, the haunted man, and his haunting music. ...more