Forced on the run from his rain forest refuge, ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry discovers that his trusted friend, Eddie Gamboa, has been murdered by members of a notorious Mexican drug cartel and he decides to step into the ensuing drug war to protect his friend's family.
Fortunes of war
A techno-thriller in which Japan invades Russia for its oil. The American government sends a squadron of aircraft to help Russia and there are dog fights between American F-22s and Japanese Zero fighters.
The Twelve Desserts of Christmas: "It's the perfect mix of naughty and nice when two lovestruck boarding school teachers watch six kids over Christmas break. But when someone wants the cozy couple's romance to burn out faster than a scorched fruitcake, it's Hannah Swensen to the rescue, armed with her sleuthing skills--and twelve deliciously festive recipes..." -- Page  cover.
The second sleep
"1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes--about himself, his faith, and the history of his world--will be tested to destruction."--Provided by publisher.
The wedding pearls
"Tessa Wilson agrees to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed in a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires and her biological mother. When cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane the ride gets even crazier"--Provided by publisher.
"In 1879 in the silver-rich town of Leadville, Colorado, a cowboy is found beaten and suffering from amnesia. While he searches for answers, repeated attempts on his life make it clear that someone wants him dead before he recovers his memory"--Provided by publisher.
Felicia and Edgar meet as their mothers are dying. Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family, come together only because their mothers share a hospital room. While Felicia and Edgar don't quite understand each other, and Felicia recognizes that Edgar is selfish, arrogant, and often unkind, they form a bond built on grief (and proximity) that results in the birth of a son. This is a profoundly insightful exploration of the bizarre ways people become bonded that insists that family isn't a matter of blood.