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On the right side of the law Sort of Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer He works out of a customized bulletproof van complete with Wi-Fi a bar a small fridge fine leather chairs a hidden gun compartment and a heavily armed driver He has no firm no partners no associates and only one employee his driver who s also his bodyguard law clerk confidant and golf caddy He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun Sebastian defends people other lawyers won t go near a drug-addled tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls a vicious crime lord on death row a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house Why these clients Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial even if he Sebastian has to cheat to secure one He hates injustice doesn t like insurance companies banks or big corporations he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system s notions of ethical behavior Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham s most colorful outrageous and vividly drawn characters yet Gritty... witty and impossible to put down Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best more
Harry Bosch crosses the line to team up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD but his half-brother defense attorney Mickey Haller needs his help A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller s client a former gang member turned family man Though the murder rap seems ironclad Mickey is sure it s a setup Bosch doesn t want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense He feels it will undo all the good he s done in his thirty years as a homicide cop But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may If Harry proves that his client did it under the rules of discovery they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution Though it goes against all his instincts Bosch reluctantly takes the case The prosecution s file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself if Haller s client didn t do it then who did With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto Harry starts digging Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department where he realizes that the killer he s been tracking has also been tracking him Thrilling... fast-paced and impossible to put down The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is a master of building suspense Wall Street Journal more
Will Robie is the government s most professional disciplined and lethal assassin He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world defeats our enemies advanced security measures and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores But now his skills have left him Sent overseas on a critical assignment he fails unable to pull the trigger Absent his talents Robie is a man without a mission and without a purpose To recover what he has lost Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over twenty years his own past THE GUILTYWill Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell Mississippi after high school severing all personal ties and never looked back Not once Not until the unimaginable occurs His father Dan Robie has been arrested and charged with murder Father and son haven t spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town In that time Dan Robie-a local attorney and pillar of the community-has been elected town judge Despite this most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan His guilt is assumed To make matters worse Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself When Robie tries to help his father responds only with anger and defiance Could Dan really be guilty With the equally formidable Jessica... Reel at his side Robie ignores his father s wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown an outsider a man who has forsaken his past and his family His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism and violence Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country where his target was clearly defined digging into his father s case only reveals more questions Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son And this time there may be no escape for either of them more
Something big is brewing in Trenton N J and it could blow at any minute Stephanie Plum might not be the world s greatest bounty hunter but she knows when she s being played Ken Globovic aka Gobbles hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding People have seen him on campus but no one will talk Things just aren t adding up and Stephanie can t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college and it s not just Zeta fraternity pranks As much as people love Gobbles they hate Doug Linken When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it s good riddance and the list of possible murder suspects is long The only people who care about finding Linken s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli who has been assigned the case security expert Ranger who was hired to protect Linken and Stephanie who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve From the Hardcover edition
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The outspoken actress talk show host and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue That willingness to speak her mind stand her ground and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood But being a troublemaker has come at a cost That was never more evident than in 2013 when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology Now in this frank funny poignant memoir the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology s causes grew increasingly intertwined As an adult she found the success she d worked so hard for and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity... Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise Scientology s most high-profile adherent Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes But when she began to raise questions about some of the church s actions she found herself a target In the end she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a Suppressive Person and as a result all of her fellow parishioners including members of her own family were told to disconnect from her Forever Bold brash and bravely confessional Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom both for herself and for her family This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly from an author unafraid of the consequences Praise for Troublemaker An aggressively honest memoir Troublemaker is the most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date Entertainment Weekly Leah s story is a juicy inside-Hollywood read but it s more than that It s a moving story about the value of questioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith People Remini offers up some juicy tidbits from her decades in the church NewsweekFrom the Hardcover edition more
See me just as I see you Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step he s determined to walk a straight line To Colin that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship Maria Sanchez the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants is the picture of conventional success With a degree from Duke Law School and a job at a prestigious firm in Wilmington she is a dark-haired beauty with a seemingly flawless professional track record And yet Maria has a traumatic history of her own one that compelled her to return to her hometown and left her questioning so much of what she once believed A chance encounter on a rain-swept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria s lives challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately themselves As love unexpectedly takes hold between them they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like until menacing reminders of events in Maria s past begin to... surface As a series of threatening incidents wreaks chaos in Maria s life Maria and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways Will demons from their past destroy the tenuous relationship they ve begun to build or will their love protect them even in the darkest hour Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense SEE ME reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize more
Six days ago astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars Now he s sure he ll be the first person to die there After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he s alive and even if he could get word out his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive Chances are though he won t have time to starve to death The damaged machinery unforgiving environment or plain-old human error are much more likely to kill him first But Mark isn t ready to give up yet Drawing on his ingenuity his engineering skills and a relentless dogged refusal to quit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him
A blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off The Survivor is a no-holds-barred race to save America and Mitch Rapp s finest battle When Joe Rick Rickman a former golden boy of the CIA steals a massive amount of the Agency s most classified documents in an elaborately masterminded betrayal of his country CIA director Irene Kennedy has no choice but to send her most dangerous weapon after him elite covert operative Mitch Rapp Rapp quickly dispatches the traitor but Rickman proves to be a deadly threat to America even from beyond the grave Eliminating Rickman didn t solve all of the CIA s problems in fact mysterious tip-offs are appearing all over the world linking to the potentially devastating data that Rickman managed to store somewhere only he knew It s a deadly race to the finish as both the Pakistanis and the Americans search desperately for Rickman s accomplices and for the confidential documents they are slowly leaking to the world To save his country from being held hostage to a country set on becoming the world s newest nuclear superpower Mitch Rapp must outrun outthink and outgun his deadliest enemies yet
A decade ago fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard the daughter of Benjamin Lombard then a senator now a powerful vice president running for the presidency disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation s history Still unsolved the mystery remains a national obsession For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn the case is personal Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance the former head of Benjamin Lombard s security asks for Gibson s help in a covert investigation of the case with new evidence in hand Haunted by tragic memories he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago Using his military and technical prowess he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family and he encounters powerful ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard s bid for the presidency Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth
When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman s severed leg Her boss private detective Cormoran Strike is less surprised but no less alarmed There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator he and Robin take matters into their own hands and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men But as more horrendous acts occur time is running out for the two of them Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives