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Memories that Bless and Burn
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Durée : 1 h et 28 min
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Childhood playmates in Mississippi, in the 1950s, grew up to find themselves on opposite sides of the racial conflagration, during the early days of integration. Years later, one of them, now a civil rights lawyer, returns to his boyhood home to confront unresolved issues from his complicated past. A poignant, heartrending story of loss, brokenness, guilt, and possible redemption - this listen invites comparison with the political divisiveness of the present day.
Niralya May, a wealthy socialite who never strayed from her rigid calendar, was scheduled to be on the east side of the lake collecting rent from her cottage tenants. Instead, she was found face down in a ditch - on the opposite side of the lake - murdered. According to her handsome trophy husband, Mrs. May wouldn’t be caught dead on the west side of the lake on a Tuesday! Yet she was, and it’s no mistake that she is well and truly dead.
Following hot on the heels of his rescue of Carmel's mayor from the ship Wicked Joe in Monterey Noir, Barker once again finds himself in a hot mess of danger and intrigue. From an encounter with the disturbing Easter Bunny Man at Pacific Grove's famous Lover's Point to a diabolical plot by the homeless denizens of Deadrent Kingdom, trouble is never very far from Barker and his collection of loyal canines. And mystery has a way of following this strange man who deliberately chooses to live in the margins of society.
"I'm your son." These are the words that turned Shelby's world upside down. It's been five years since Shelby's last adventure. He's finally followed through on his original goal when he first moved back to his boyhood town of Serenity, Michigan. Namely, to settle down and enjoy life. But did he decide too late? His health is suffering. His social circle is shrinking.
A homeless hero with the crime-solving skills of Sherlock Holmes. Not every hero lives in a mansion or works from a smoky, hard-boiled office. Enter Barker, a mysterious man with no memory of his past. Ferociously handsome and acutely observant, Barker makes his home under the soggy planks of Old Fisherman's Wharf along California's foggy Central Coast. His closest friends are an assortment of stray dogs, ranging from a large Rottweiler to a tiny Shih-Tzu, who live with him. Adventure and intrigue have an uncanny knack for crossing Barker's path.
Broadway Can Be Murder started out to be a novel based on Johnny Midnight, a TV series which everyone has long since forgotten. Except, of course, that nothing manages to be forgotten in the Internet Age. I, whose job it was to knock out 50,000 words of Johnny Midnightish prose and dialogue, had forgotten when it ran and who was in it, but Google took no time at all to remind me that the title role was played by Edmund O’Brien, and that the series ran during the first nine months of 1960. I was in New York, newly married, living at 110 West 69th Street.
When the SOS came from his pardner, Holt Spainhower knew he had to hit leather for Main City, but he hated like hell to do it. Spainhower had used his fast gun to clean up plenty of other towns, and he was tired of all the killing. But there was something even more sinister about Main City. And when Spainhower met murder on the road to that frontier town, he began to realize just how violent a job lay before him.
George Olsen's life is one big lie. As a witness in a mob-money-embezzlement-operation-turned-deadly, he lives within the WITSEC program and has had plenty of trouble adapting to life. Never look back: It’s one of the sacred rules within the WITSEC program. But when he hears an old flame has moved back to New Mexico and is in danger, he is forced to return to his old stomping grounds only to discover that decision could prove to be fatal.
US Marshal David Crockett Hall and Texas Ranger John Barclay Armstrong have set out chasing men, each for their own reasons. When their paths converge in Kansas, they discover the men they were following separately have now joined together and are heading for a giant payday somewhere, but where, the two lawmen don't know. This story is about camaraderie, friendship, hardship, and an unerring desire to complete their jobs at any and all costs.
"Leave Luther's body right where we flung him," Bates said. "You aren't burying him today." After Sally Mae Webster phoned me up to tell me that my Korean War buddy Luther Webster had been shot and killed by the Bates brothers, I knew that I wasn't going to stop until I had righted that wrong. I wondered just how many graves I was going to have to dig today.
Hat Check - A Troy Bodean Tropical Thriller Vol. 1
David F. Berens
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Durée : 6 h et 48 min
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Back from his tour in Afghanistan, Troy Clint Bodean had everything he needed for some peace and quiet: a good fishing pole, a pickup truck, and a beach house on a small island in South Carolina. All was right with the world - until he found the hat. It was a straw cowboy hat with a peacock feather stuck in the band and it looked good on him, really good. That's when everyone started trying to kill him, and he had no idea why. Hold on to your hat!
Jack Perkins can both glimpse the future and travel into the past. With his incredible gifts he could have it all, but all he wants is Cadence, the girl he's about to marry. As she walks down the aisle, Jack has a disturbing vision of Cadence dying in childbirth. In a panic, he loses control of his powers, freezing time and unlocking a realm called Sylum where others of his kind have formed a society.
Karlis, Tanner's comrade in the Latvian Army in Exile, is pining for his true love, a gymnast who can't get out of the Soviet Union. So Tanner sneaks through a hole in the Iron Curtain, meets the child he unwittingly fathered on an earlier trip to Macedonia, smuggles a dissident intellectual out of Yugoslavia, adds to his retinue a six-year-old Lithuanian girl, who'd be the rightful heir to the Lithuanian throne if there ever were one, and winds up not with one Latvian gymnast but with a whole company of them.
Everything comes too easy to nightclub owner Gabriel Tanner, aka Emerald, as if his life is a dream. His recurring nightmare of a futuristic world where he is murdered seems more real. A beautiful cybernetic assassin who knows the truth comes into his life. Is she his savior or here to finish the job?
All Laramie Davis wanted was a hot meal. What he got was a plate full of trouble. It started with the killing of a Deputy Sheriff in Rock Springs and went downhill from there. Laramie tangled with outlaws, blood hungry Indians, and a murderous posse led by a family of killers. Before it was over, many men would die.
In 1864, Captain Jeff Savage was tasked to find Carver's Raiders, a ruthless bunch of killers who blasted a bloody path through the Shenandoah Valley. The mission was a failure and Carver escaped with a handful of men. Two years later John Carver has raised his head once more when he and his gang of killers robbed a bank in Summerton, Texas, and a bloodbath ensued. During the violent exchange, a young woman is taken captive - Savage's wife, Amy.
As the first unspeakable murder shocks the sleepy Michigan town, the local media demands answers. Sheriff Wilkes, the crooked young lawman, targets Shelby Alexander, whose only crime is being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Shelby moves quickly to clear his name, even as the killer closes in on his next victim...and this time it's personal. The second book in the Shelby Alexander Thriller Series, Serenity Stalked takes listeners inside the mind of a terrifying killer. The stakes have never been higher.
When Detective Noah Adams meets the abused son of a powerful judge, he knows he must intervene - and fast. The violence is escalating, and even Noah's special gifts may not prevent the unthinkable from happening. Relentlessly pursuing two cases, Noah receives a chilling message: Cody's deranged father has taken his son and it's up to Noah to follow the judge's twisted trail to find the boy before it's too late.
Ever since a shred of shrapnel did a number on his brain's sleep center, Even Tanner has been awake 24/7. This gives him more time than your average underachiever. Time to learn the world's languages (he's fluent in Basque, but has trouble with Chinese). Time to embrace the world's lost causes and irredentist movements (The Flat Earth Society, the League for the Restoration of Cilician Armenia, the Society of the Left Hand). Time to write term papers theses for students with more money than knowledge.
For your consideration: six devilishly twisted tales. For those who like them quirky. Includes "Saints & Sinners", "The Taking of Rhinoceros 456", "Truepenny", "When Gymkhana Smiles", "Ill Met by Moonlight", and "The Return of Truepenny".