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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
Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC the fan-favorite New York Times bestseller series returns with its third massive paperback collection With over 1 000 pages this volume contains the next chapter of Robert Kirkman s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror Rick Grimesa dream of rebuilding civilization is tested as the people of Alexandria come into contact with other communities that have developed their own methods of survival Collects The Walking Dead 97-144
A master storyteller at his best the O Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories several of them brand-new featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when why and how he came to write or rewrite each story Since his first collection Nightshift published thirty-five years ago Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction In this new collection he assembles for the first time recent stories that have never been published in a book He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it There are thrilling connections between stories themes of morality the afterlife guilt what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past Afterlife is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life repeating his mistakes over and over again Several stories feature characters at the end of life revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in Obits the old judge in The Dune who as a boy canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the... sand the names of people who then died in freak accidents In Morality King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems at first a devil s pact they can win Magnificent eerie utterly compelling these stories comprise one of King s finest gifts to his constant reader I made them especially for you says King Feel free to examine them but please be careful The best of them have teeth more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Hailed by Toni Morrison as required reading a bold and personal literary exploration of America s racial history by the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States The New York Observer This is your country this is your world this is your body and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation s history and current crisis Americans have built an empire on the idea of race a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men bodies exploited through slavery and segregation and today threatened locked up and murdered out of all proportion What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son Coates shares with his son and readers the story of his awakening to the truth... about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences from Howard University to Civil War battlefields from the South Side of Chicago to Paris from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children s lives were taken as American plunder Beautifully woven from personal narrative reimagined history and fresh emotionally charged reportage Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past bracingly confronts our present and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Powerful and passionate profoundly moving a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Brilliant Coates is firing on all cylinders and it is something to behold a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers at the very moment national events most conform to his vision The Washington Post I ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates The language of Between the World and Me like Coates s journey is visceral eloquent and beautifully redemptive And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory Toni Morrison A brilliant thinker at the top of his powers Coates has distilled four hundred years of history and his own anguish and wisdom into a prayer for his beloved son and an invocation to the conscience of his country An instant classic and a gift to us all Isabel Wilkerson author of The Warmth of Other Suns I know that this book is addressed to the author s son and by obvious analogy to all boys and young men of color as they pass inexorably into harm s way I hope that I will be forgiven then for feeling that Coates was speaking to me too one father to another teaching me that real courage is the courage to be vulnerable Michael Chabon A work of rare beauty a love letter written in a moral emergency one that Coates exposes with the precision of an autopsy Slatemore
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 thrilling new holiday novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck BEFORE HE WAS FATHER CHRISTMAS HE WAS SIMPLY A FATHER Thirteen-time 1 national bestselling author Glenn Beck realized years ago that somewhere along the way his four children had become more focused on Santa than the meaning of Christmas No matter how he tried he could not redirect their attention away from presents and elves to the manger instead Glenn didn t want to be the Grinch who spoiled the magic of Kris Kringle so he had to find a unique way to turn his kids back toward the true meaning of Christmas He decided the best place to start was by first turning Santa himself back toward Christ That was when one of America s best storytellers began to craft a tale that would change everything his kids thought they knew about Santa the incredible story he went on to tell them that Christmas Eve spans over a thousand years and explains the meaning behind the immortality and generosity of the man named Claus The Immortal Nicholas has now been expanded and reimagined into this novel for adults a novel full of drama history legend and heart From the snowy mountains of Western Asia to the deserts of Egypt to Yemen s elusive frankincense-bearing boswellia... trees this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long overdue Christ-centered mission In this novel Glenn Beck fundamentally transforms the figure that the world now mainly associates with shopping all while staying true to the real story of the baby who brought redemption and salvation to the entire world 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
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
In love we find out who we want to be In war we find out who we are FRANCE 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband Antoine as he heads for the Front She doesn t believe that the Nazis will invade France but invade they do in droves of marching soldiers in caravans of trucks and tanks in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent When a German captain requisitions Vianne s home she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything Without food or money or hope as danger escalates all around them she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive Vianne s sister Isabelle is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war she meets G etan a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France and she falls in love as only the young can completely But when he betrays her Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back risking her life time and again to save others With courage grace and powerful insight bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate... part of history seldom seen the women s war The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters separated by years and experience by ideals passion and circumstance each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival love and freedom in German-occupied war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women It is a novel for everyone a novel for a lifetime 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