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From John Grisham America s 1 bestselling author comes the most electrifying novel of the year a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State We expect our judges to be honest and wise Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system We trust them to ensure fair trials to protect the rights of all litigants to punish those who do wrong and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe It s rare but it happens Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct She is a lawyer not a cop and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct After nine years with the Board she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence not corruption But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity He now goes by the name Greg Myers and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined And not just crooked judges in Florida All judges from all states and throughout U S history What s the source of the ill-gotten gains It seems the judge was secretly... involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month s cash The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way It s a sweet deal Everyone is making money But now Greg wants to put a stop to it His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous Dangerous is one thing Deadly is something else more
The 1 New York Times Bestseller I ve been told I have quite a gift Hey I don t just mean in my pants I ve got a big brain too and a huge heart of gold And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest the package included Life is smooth sailing Until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate which makes for one very hard place Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love So even if I have to shack up with my buddy s smoking hot and incredibly amazing little sister a man s got to do what a man s got to do I can resist Josie I m disciplined I m focused and I keep my hands to myself even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me It ll help her sleep after what happened that day she says Spoiler--neither one of us sleeps Did I mention she s also one of my best friends That she s brilliant beautiful and a total firecracker Guess that makes her the full package too What s a man stuck in a hard place to do FULL PACKAGE is a standalone friends-to-lovers rom-com
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege power and race Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult Picoult offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today both overt and subtle Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical moving book Booklist starred review Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years experience During her shift Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn only to be told a few minutes later that she s been reassigned to another patient The parents are white supremacists and don t want Ruth who is African American to touch their child The hospital complies with their request but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery Does she obey orders or does she intervene Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and as a result is charged with a serious crime Kennedy McQuarrie a white public defender takes her case but gives unexpected advice Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy Conflicted by Kennedy s... counsel Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family especially her teenage son as the case becomes a media sensation As the trial moves forward Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other s trust and come to see that what they ve been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong With incredible empathy intelligence and candor Jodi Picoult tackles race privilege prejudice justice and compassion and doesn t offer easy answers Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game Praise for Small Great Things Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written It will challenge her readers and expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice The Washington Post A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today a fantastic read from beginning to end as can always be expected from Picoult this novel maintains a steady page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down San Francisco Book Review A gripping courtroom drama Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out Roxane Gay The New York Times Book Review I couldn t put it down Her best yet New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman A compelling can t-put-it-down drama with a trademark Jodi Picoult twist Good Housekeeping It s Jodi Picoult the prime provider of literary soul food This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice Redbook Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics and in Small Great Things she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go This page-turner is perfect for book clubs Popsugar more
Special Agent John Puller combat veteran and the army s most tenacious investigator is back in this action-packed thriller from worldwide 1 bestselling author David Baldacci NO MAN S LANDTwo men Thirty years John Puller s mother Jackie vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe Virginia when Puller was just a boy Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years But twenty years before that he was at Fort Monroe One night three decades ago Puller s and Rogers worlds collided with devastating results and the truth has been buried ever since Until now Military investigators armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie s arrive in the hospital room of Puller s father--a legendary three-star now sinking into dementia--and reveal that Puller Sr has been accused of murdering Jackie Aided by his brother Robert Puller an Air Force major and Veronica Knox who works for a shadowy U S intelligence organization Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past to find the truth about his mother Paul Rogers time is running out With the clock ticking he begins his own journey one that will take him across the country to the place where all his troubles began a mysterious building on the grounds of Fort Monroe There thirty years ago the... man Rogers had once been vanished too and was replaced with a monster And now the monster wants revenge And the only person standing in his way is John Puller more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A riveting book The Wall Street Journal Essential reading David Brooks New York TimesFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader probing look at the struggles of America s white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working-class Americans The decline of this group a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside J D Vance tells the true story of what a social regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America J D s grandparents were dirt poor and in love and moved north from Kentucky s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them They raised a middle-class family and eventually their grandchild the author would graduate from Yale Law School a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays... out we learn that this is only the short superficial version Vance s grandparents aunt uncle sister and most of all his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse alcoholism poverty and trauma so characteristic of their part of America Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNotable Book of 2016 --Washington Post10 Favorite Books of 2016 -- Colette Bancroft Tampa Bay Times10 Best Mysteries of 2016 -- Adam Woog Seattle TimesDetective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Harry Bosch is California s newest private investigator He doesn t advertise he doesn t have an office and he s picky about who he works for but it doesn t matter His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves Soon one of Southern California s biggest moguls comes calling The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret When he was young he had a relationship with a Mexican girl his great love But soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared Did she have the baby And if so what happened to it Desperate to know whether he has an heir the dying magnate hires Bosch the only person he can trust With such a vast fortune at stake Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he s seeking But as he begins to uncover the haunting story--and finds uncanny links to his own past--he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth... At the same time unable to leave cop work behind completely he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced Swift unpredictable and thrilling The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle Cleveland Plain Dealer more
The 1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P Henson Octavia Spencer Janelle Monae Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women some of the brightest minds of their generation Originally relegated to teaching math in the South s segregated public schools they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II when America s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills and they answered Uncle Sam s call moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory Even as Virginia s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white... counterparts the women of Langley s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan Mary Jackson Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden four African American women who participated in some of NASA s greatest successes It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives and their country s future more
In all of Alex Cross s years with Homicide Washington DC has never been more dangerous After shots pierce the tranquil nighttime calm of Rock Creek Park a man is dead what looks at first like road rage might be something much more sinister But Alex has only just begun asking questions when he s called across town to investigate a new murder one that hits close to home Washington s own chief of detectives And Alex s former boss beloved mentor of Alex s wife Bree Now there s a killer on the loose a long list of possible suspects a city in panic and nobody in charge of the besieged police force Until Bree gets tapped for the job As Bree scrambles to find her footing and close two high-profile cases new violence stuns the capital What should be a time for her to rely on Alex for support and cooperation is instead a moment of crisis in their marriage as well as their city when their investigative instincts clash and their relationship reaches a breaking point And the fiendish mind behind all the violence has appointed himself judge jury and executioner with a terrifying master plan he s only begun to put in motion To beat him at his own game Alex and Bree must take the law back into their own hands before he puts them both out of... commission permanently more
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm Meet Ove He s a curmudgeon the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window He has staunch principles strict routines and a short fuse People call him the bitter neighbor from hell But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove s mailbox it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats unexpected friendship and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Fredrik Backman s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others If there was an award for Most Charming Book of the Year this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down... Booklist starred review more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The incomparable hero of Jack Reacher Never Go Back takes readers to school in his most explosive novel yet After eleven straight global 1 bestsellers discover the thrillers that The New York Times calls utterly addictive It s 1996 and Reacher is still in the army In the morning they give him a medal and in the afternoon they send him back to school That night he s off the grid Out of sight out of mind Two other men are in the classroom an FBI agent and a CIA analyst Each is a first-rate operator each is fresh off a big win and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there Then they find out A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg Germany has received an unexpected visitor a Saudi courier seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown A CIA asset undercover inside the cell has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message The American wants a hundred million dollars For what And who from Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with Sergeant Frances Neagley Their mission heats up in more ways than one while always keeping their eyes on the prize If they don t get their man the world will suffer an epic... act of terrorism From Langley to Hamburg Jalalabad to Kiev Night School moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses faked identities and new and terrible enemies as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law Praise for Night School The prose is crisp and clean and the fighting is realistic This latest installment has all the classic ingredients a great setting Hamburg a good villain and a mystery that draws you in efficiently escalates unpredictably and has a satisfying resolution The New Yorker Another timely tour de force The taut thriller is textbook Lee Child fast-paced and topical with a ripped from the headlines feel Minneapolis Star-Tribune As gripping as ever The Florida Times-Union Praise for 1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series Reacher is one of this century s most original tantalizing pop-fiction heroes The Washington Postmore
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