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Toxic Bachelors

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They were the best of friends and the most daunting of bachelors . . . . Charlie Harrington, a charming, handsome philanthropist, has such high expectations for his perfect bride that no mortal need apply . . . Adam Weiss, a forty-something celebrity lawyer, prefers his women very young, very voluptuous, and very short term . . . And for Gray Hawk, a gifted artist with a knack for attracting troubled relationships, women are fine; it’s just the idea of family he can’t imagine (particularly the family of the woman he’s dating).
Now, the three friends, spending their annual summer vacation cruising the Mediterranean aboard Charlie’s majestic yacht, are about to have their bachelorhoods rocked. By autumn, all three will fall precipitously into relationships they never saw coming. Charlie begins dating a crusading social worker who couldn’t be further from his ideal – until he makes a stunning discovery about her. Adam gets involved with his usual twenty-something bombshell – only this one has a remarkable mind of her own. And Gray, who has avoided both business and family like the plague, has managed to fall head over heels for a successful career woman – who just happens to be a mother as well.
As another holiday on the yacht approaches, and with it, a turning point in each man’s life, the three bachelors are forced to face the things that scare them most: their phobias about relationships, the wounds of the past – and the kind of women who challenge their deepest terrors. What happens next will spark big changes for Charlie, Adam, and Gray – and might just put an end to their carousing days forever. For as the once-carefree trio is about to discover, love is the most unpredictable adventure of all.
Filled with all the joy, complexity and unexpected surprises of life, *Toxic Bachelors* is Danielle Steel at her poignant and penetrating best.
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**Praise for Danielle Steel**
“Steel is one of the best!”**—*Los Angeles Times***
“Few modern writers convey the pathos of family and material life with such heartfelt empathy.”**—*The Philadelphia Inquirer***
“Steel pulls out all the emotional stops. . . . She delivers!”**—*Publishers Weekly***
“What counts for the reader is the ring of authenticity.”**—*San Francisco Chronicle***
### Descrizione del libro
Danielle Steel explores the perils of dating, relationships and love in a novel that takes us into the intoxicating, infuriating world of three charming single men

The Towers of the Sunset

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The Towers of the Sunset (Recluce Series #2) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
**L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s *The Towers of the Sunset *continues his bestselling fantasy series the Saga of Recluce, which is one the most popular in contemporary epic fantasy.**
Rather than accepting a marriage arranged by his mother, the powerful military matriarch of Westwind, Creslin chooses exile, setting out to find his own identity and developing his magical talents through conflict with the enigmatic white wizards of Candar.
What Creslin doesn’t know he stands in the way of their plot to subjugate the world.
Saga of Recluce
# 1 *The Magic of Recluce / *#2* The Towers of Sunset / *#3 *The Order War / *#4* The Magic Engineer / *#5 *The Death of Chaos / *#6* Fall of Angels / *#7 *The Chaos Balance / *#8 *The White Order / *#9 *Colors of Chaos / *#10 *Magi’i of Cyador / *#11 *Scion of Cyador / *#12 *Wellspring of Chaos / *#13 *Ordermaster / *#14 *Natural Order Mage / *#15 *Mage-Guard of Hamor / *#16 *Arms-Commander / *#17 *Cyador’s Heirs / *#18 *Heritage of Cyador /*#19 *The Mongrel Mage **/ #20 Outcasts of Order / #21 The Mage-Fire War (forthcoming)*
Story Collection: *Recluce Tales*
Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Imager Portfolio
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter

Toward the End of Time

SUMMARY: JOHN UPDIKE IS “A STYLIST OF THE HIGHEST ORDER, capable of illuminating the sublime in the mundane, thereby elevating all of human experience.” –Chicago Tribune Toward the End of Time “is the journal of a 66-year-old man, Ben Turnbull . . . [which] reveals not only the world but the wanderings of his wits. . . . So what if he jumps from a United States in the next century, disintegrating after a war with China, to ancient Egypt, or to virtual reality? So what if characters appear and disappear like phantoms in a dream? . . . Turnbull’s journal is like Walden gone haywire. . . . If Ben’s ruthlessness is evenhanded, so is his alarming intelligence; it falls on every scene, person, object, and thought in the book, giving it an eerie ambiance.” –The New York Times Book Review “A BOOK AIMED NOT TO RESOLVE BUT TO AROUSE A READER’S WONDER . . . Vintage Updike: marital angst worked out against the chilly backdrop of privilege, rendered with a lyricism and insight and eye for detail reminiscent of the work of Jane Austen.” –The Miami Herald “WONDERFUL RUSHES OF NEAR-MELVILLEAN PROSE . . . Toward the End of Time has a force that gets under your skin.” –New York Review of Books A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club

Tough Customer: A Novel

SUMMARY: Colleagues, friends, and lovers know Dodge Hanley as a private investigator who doesn’t let rules get in his way in his private life as well as his professional one. If he breaks a heart, or bends the law in order to catch a criminal, he does so without hesitation or apology. That’s why he’s the first person Caroline King who after a thirty-year separation continues to haunt his dreams asks for help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter . . . the daughter Dodge has never met. He has a whole bagful of grudging excuses for wishing to ignore Caroline’s call, and one compelling reason to drop everything and fly down to Texas: Dodge’s mind may be a haze of disturbing memories and bad decisions, but he arrives in Houston knowing with perfect clarity that his daughter, Berry, is in danger. She has become the object of desire of a co-worker, a madman and genius with a penchant for puzzles and games who has spent the past year making Berry’s life hell, and who now has vowed to kill her. Dodge joins forces with local deputy sheriff Ski Nyland, but the alarming situation goes from bad to worse when the stalker begins to claim other victims and leaves an ominous trail of clues as he lethally works his way toward Berry. Sensing the killer drawing nearer, Dodge, who’s survived vicious criminals and his own self-destructive impulses, realizes that this time he’s in for the fight of his life.From acclaimed best-selling author Sandra Brown,Tough Customeris a heart-pounding tale about obsession and murder, the fragile nature of relationships, and, possibly, second chances.

Touching darkness

Product Description

The Midnighters of Bixby, Oklahoma, know that their town is full of secrets. These five teenagers are the only ones who know about the mysterious hour at midnight when the world freezes, except for them and the creatures that inhabit the darkness.

But they do not know why earlier generations of Midnighters all disappeared, or why they are now the only Midnighters in town. As they learn more about the secret hour’s twists and turns, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby’s history, and a conspiracy that touches both the midnight hour and the world of daylight.

At the same time, the Midnighters’ own secrets start to emerge, including some that were never meant to come to light, changing the fragile dynamics among the five.

This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can’t find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own — forever.

A tale of betrayal, horrifying revelations, and powerful alliances, touching darkness is the second volume of the riveting Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.

About the Author

Scott Westerfeld is the author of ten books for young adults, including Peeps, The Last Days, and the Midnighters trilogy. He was born in Texas in 1963, is married to the Hugo-nominated writer Justine Larbalestier, and splits his time between New York and Sydney. His latest book is Extras, the fourth in the bestselling Uglies series.

Touch & Go

**How do you vanish a family?**
Ten minutes after walking the elite Back Bay townhouse and investigator Tessa Leoni already doesn’t like what she sees. Signs of an abduction. Clearly the work of professionals. At best, the entire family has been kidnapped. At worst…
**How do you disappear a marriage?**
The more Tessa learns about the Denbe family, the less she likes their chances. What might have looked like the perfect existence—a powerful CEO, his adoring wife, their angelic child—is not what it appears. Husband, wife, daughter—magazine perfect, but each hiding dark secrets…
**How do you erase a life?**
Tessa knows more than she’d like to about families riddled with lies. What she doesn’t know is where the Denbes are and if any of them are still breathing. She’ll have to climb over unbending feds and territorial local cops to find out, and if she’s not fast, the Denbes’ chances of survival will quickly become little more than…
***Touch & Go***
### From Booklist
Libby Denbe is smart, pretty, and talented. Her husband, Justin, owns a successful Massachusetts construction company. Both are devoted to their 15-year-old daughter. But their marriage is falling apart. After an evening out, supposedly to repair their broken relationship, Libby and Justin return home to find three men waiting for them. With the touch of a taser, their lives change. When they awake, they find themselves and their daughter captive in an abandoned prison built by none other than Justin himself. As they struggle to come together during their captivity, long-held secrets are revealed. But one big question hangs over their heads. Why were all three taken? That’s definitely not the usual kidnapper’s agenda. It also bothers private cop Tessa Leone (Love You More, 2011). Nor does it seem logical to Wyatt Foster of the local sheriff’s office, who becomes involved when the kidnappers cross state lines. Gardner pulls readers right into Libby’s personal and family drama as she bears witness to the horrific captivity her family undergoes and reprises the circumstances of her failing marriage. At the same time, Tessa, Wyatt, and a group of other law-enforcement officers piece together a surprising story that leads to an equally surprising conclusion. Gardner’s depiction of a woman in the midst of emotional chaos is spot on, as usual, and she proves herself just as capable when it comes to creating intriguing men. Readers will want to see more of Wyatt, just as they grew to appreciate Bobby Dodge in Gardner’s earlier books. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Gardner’s previous thriller, Catch Me, debuted at number two on the New York Times best-seller list; this one is likely to follow suit. –Stephanie Zvirin
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Praise for *Touch & Go*:
“Lisa Gardner, the master of the psychological thriller, has delivered another tour de force with “Touch & Go,” which exposes the raw nerves of a family imploding, and an investigator trying to escape her past….Gardner does an amazing job of creating realistic situations and characters with emotional resonance. The constant surprises will shock even the most jaded thriller reader.” –*Associated Press *
“Returning home after a date night meant to repair their marriage, Justin and Libby Denbe are abducted along with their teenage daughter from their glamorous Boston townhouse, leaving cops with no motive or ransom demand. The suspense crackles as the Denbes grapple with their captors’ bewildering brutality. But what gives the story heart is Libby’s dawning realization that her family may have been broken long before their kidnappers appeared.” — *People*
“This no-holds-barred stand-alone from Thriller Award–winner Gardner opens with the brutally efficient kidnapping of the Denbe family—father Justin, wife Libby, and 15-year-old daughter Ashlyn—from their exclusive Back Bay townhouse.…Gardner effectively alternates between the physical and emotional disintegration of the family under the pressure of their captivity and the efforts of [Invesigator Tessa] Leoni and company to dig into the secrets of Denbe Construction, its key employees, and its finances, as well as to locate the Denbes. The suspense builds as the action races to a spectacular conclusion and the unmasking of the plot’s mastermind.”
—*Publishers Weekly *
“[A] thrill ride… Even readers who figure out the ringleader long before [Investigators] Tessa and Wyatt will get behind on their sleep turning pages to make sure they’re right.”
— *Kirkus Reviews*

“Gardner’s depiction of a woman in the midst of emotional chaos is spot on, as usual, and she proves herself just as capable when it comes to creating intriguing men. Readers will want to see more of Wyatt, just as they grew to appreciate Bobby Dodge in Gardner’s earlier books.”
— *Booklist*
Praise for *Catch Me* :
“New York Times best-selling author Gardner always plays in the big leagues, but this scare-your-socks-off thriller is a grand slam, packed with enigmatic characters (some good, some crazily evil), expert procedural detail, and superb storytelling.”
— *Library Journal* on *Catch Me*
“Gardner has become one of the best psychological thriller writers in the business. The compelling characters, the shocking plot and the realistic atmosphere of how police operate make this a “must read” for any suspense aficionado.”
— Associated Press on *Catch Me*
“The creepy meter is off the charts—though not sensationalized—with children the target of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse at the hands of both strangers and parents. And, somehow, miraculously without any contrivance, Gardner’s conclusion delivers a welcome glimmer of hope.”
— *Booklist* (starred review) on C*atch Me *
“Gardner’s sixth Det. D.D. Warren thriller grabs from the get-go.”
— *People* on C *atch Me*
“A solidly enjoyable thriller that will keep you on the edge of your chair as you turn the pages and listen for any strange noises around you.”
— *Huffington Post* on *Catch Me *
“Irresistible.” — *Kirkus* on *Catch Me *

Torchwood

In Cardiff’s secret heart, the members of the Torchwood team struggle to define and locate the intruder, and contain it before anyone gets hurt. The End of the World began on a Thursday night in October, just after eight in the evening. The Amok is driving people out of their minds, turning them into zombies and causing riots in the streets. A solitary diner leaves a Cardiff restaurant, his mission to protect the Principal leading him to a secret base beneath a water tower. Everyone has a headache; there’s something in Davey Morgan’s shed; and the church of St Mary-in-the-Dust, demolished in 1840, has reappeared – though it’s not due until 2011. Torchwood seem to be out of their depth. What will all this mean for the romance between Torchwood’s newest members? Captain Jack Harkness has something more to worry about: an alarm, an early warning, given to mankind and held – inert – by Torchwood for 108 years. And now it’s flashing. Something is coming. Or something is already here.

Torchwood

Tiger Bay, Cardiff, 1953. A mysterious crate is brought into the docks on a Scandinavian cargo ship. Its destination: the Torchwood Institute. As the crate is offloaded by a group of local dockers, it explodes, killing all but one of them, a young Butetown lad called Michael Bellini.

Fifty-five years later, a radioactive source somewhere inside the Hub leads Torchwood to discover the same Michael Bellini, still young and dressed in his 1950s clothes, cowering in the vaults. They soon realise that each has encountered Michael before – as a child in Osaka, as a junior doctor, as a young police constable, as a new recruit to Torchwood One. But it’s Jack who remembers him best of all.

Michael’s involuntary time-travelling has something to do with a radiation-charged relic held inside the crate. And the Men in Bowler Hats are coming to get it back.

Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoki Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit sci-fi series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.

(source: Bol.com)

Torchwood

There’s a part of the city that no one much goes to, a collection of rundown old houses and gloomy streets. No one stays there long, and no one can explain why – something’s not quite right there.

Now the Council is renovating the district, and a new company is overseeing the work. There will be street parties and events to show off the newly gentrified neighbourhood: clowns and face-painters for the kids, magicians for the adults – the street entertainers of Cardiff, out in force.

None of this is Torchwood’s problem. Until Toshiko recognises the sponsor of the street parties: Bilis Manger.

Now there is something for Torchwood to investigate. But Captain Jack Harkness has never been able to get into the area; it makes him physically ill to go near it. Without Jack’s help, Torchwood must face the darker side of urban Cardiff alone…

Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoki Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.

(source: Bol.com)

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes

#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series!

The kitchen clone recipe king is back with a new Top Secret Restaurant Recipes collection—the first since his bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes, which has sold over one million copies. Wilbur takes readers behind the scenes of big-name restaurants like Olive Garden, Applebee’s, and Outback Steakhouse, revealing the key ingredients and tricks of the trade they use to keep diners coming back for more. The book will feature 150 recipes, including:

• Red Lobster® Cheddar Bay Biscuits
• Cheesecake Factory® White Chocolate RaspberryTruffle® Cheesecake
• Romano’s Macaroni Grill® Penne Rustica®
• California Pizza Kitchen® Thai Crunch Salad
• Original Pancake House® Apple Pancake
• Chili’s® Southwestern Eggrolls
• Houston’s® Chicago-Style Spinach Dip
• Tony Roma’s® Baked Potato Soup

Forget takeout—with these fun recipes and blueprints, all using ingredients you can buy at your local supermarket, you can re-create your favorite restaurant signature dishes right in your own kitchen.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

**Recensie(s)**

Praise for Todd Wilbur#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series [Wilbur’s] problem isn’t that the recipes he’s devised aren’t good enough, it’s that they’re too good. Entertainment Weekly There is something magically compelling about the idea of making such foods at home…The allure is undeniable, and [the books are] stuffed with tidbits and lore you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. These probably come as close as you can get to the original recipes. Boston Herald This is the cookbook to satisfy all your cravings. Juli Huss, author ofThe Faux Gourmet The recipes are easy to follow and… by preparing your own versions of restaurant meals you will almost always save money. Arizona Daily Star [Wilbur’s] recipes use everyday supermarket ingredients to bring brand-name foods to the home kitchen. Perhaps not surprisingly, his recipes are not complex. If anything, they reflect how easy home cooking can be. Star Tribune (Minneapolis–St. Paul) The assignment: Find out how to make the tasty Jack Daniels Grill Sauce used by T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants. The client: Oprah Winfrey. The gumshoe: Todd Wilbur. Mission Impossible for even the most savvy food expert. But not so for Todd Wilbur, a crackerjack culinary sleuth. Pocono Record Many of [Wilbur’s] dishy imitations come, like a box of Cracker Jacks, with a surprise inside. Mademoiselle
(source: Bol.com)

Tools of titans

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Timothy Ferriss
**The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1** ***New York Times** ***best-selling author of** ***The 4-Hour Workweek** ***.**  **From the author:**   “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, *The Tim Ferriss Show. *The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make *The Tim Ferriss Show* the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.   “This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met.   “What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis?   “I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested.   “Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.   “I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It’s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”

Too Wicked to Kiss

Too Wicked to Kiss by Erica Ridley
**His Touch Holds Her Captive…**
From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait…
**To His Every Dark Desire…**
Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have murdered his parents. Initially, Gavin’s towering presence and brusque manner instill fear in Evangeline…until his rakish features and seductive attentions profoundly arouse her.
But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer?
“A unique gothic romance complete with murder, madness, and mayhem!” —Virginia Henley, *New York Times* bestselling author
Erica Ridley learned to read when she was four, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up. Now, Erica writes Regency-set historical romances. Since becoming active in the writing community, all of her manuscripts have finaled in or won various RWA chapter contests. Erica is also the webmistress of her local writing chapter. When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

Too Close to Home

Too Close to Home by Maureen Tan
Brooke Tyler knows a thing or two about secrets. Growing up, she’d sworn to keep certain skeletons in the family closet. But her silence came at a heavy price, not the least of which was giving up the love of her life.
Today, Brooke is a small-town cop, sworn to uphold the law and uncover the truth. Until her latest investigation unearths another long-buried secret: a dead body. And then others. A virtual killing field. As she delves into these murders, Brooke discovers more than she bargained for—that every secret she’s ever kept was based on a lie….

The Tommyknockers

“Stephen King never stops giving us his all” (Chicago Tribune) in this #1 national bestseller about the idyllic small town of Haven, Maine, and its encounter with a deadly evil out for a diabolical invasion of body, soul—and mind.Something was happening in Bobbi Anderson’s idyllic small town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman, and child in Haven powers far beyond those of ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a deathtrap for all outsiders. Something that is buried in the woods behind Bobbi’s house. With the help of her friend, Jim Gardener, they uncover an alien spaceship. And as they learn more about this strange discovery, the citizens of Haven begin to change: The townspeople are being welded into one organic, homicidal, and fearsomely brilliant entity in thrall to the Tommyknockers, who piloted the alien ship. In Tommyknockers, “Stephen King at his best” (San Francisco Chronicle), King has given us a “brilliant, riveting, marvelous” (The Boston Globe) novel. “You will not be able to put this down” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on. It just might be the Tommyknocker Man.

Tome of the Undergates

Sam Sykes’ epic quest is full of razor-sharp wit and characters who leap off the page and into trouble. It will plunge you into a vivid new world of adventure.
ADVENTURERS. Long loathed for their knowledge of nothing but murder and thievery, they are savages, zealots, heathens, monsters, thugs. And Lenk, a young man with a sword in his hand and a voice in his head, counts five of them as his sole and most hated companions.
Lenk’s otherwise trivial employment under an esteemed clergyman is interrupted when bloodthirsty pirates, led by an ageless demon risen from the depths of the ocean, pilfer the object they have been charged with protecting: the Tome of the Undergates, the key to a door that guards the mouths of hell. A hell full of demons who want out.
Against titanic horrors from the deep, psychotic warrior women, and creatues forgotten by mankind, Lenk has only two weapons: a piece of steel an five companions who are as eager to kill each other as they are to retrieve the book that will save them.
*From the Trade Paperback edition.*

Tombstoning

SUMMARY: Your best mate just fell off a cliff in mysterious circumstances and you were the last person to see him alive. What do you do? Well, if you’re David Lindsay from Arbroath, you get the hell out of there and don’t return. Not for at least fifteen years. Until Nicola Cruickshank – yes, that Nicola, the girl you always fancied but never had the guts to approach – gets in touch and asks – no, demands – that you go back for a school reunion. To the place where it happened. The place you’ve been running from for fifteen years. Of course you go. Not to belatedly lay your mate to rest, but because you still fancy Nicola. The thing is, if you are David Lindsay, then returning to Arbroath isn’t going to lay any ghosts to rest. And when someone else takes a dive off the cliffs – an act the locals have taken to calling tombstoning’ – while David’s there, he has a choice: run away again, or finally find out why people keep dying around him . . .