The Jaguar Mask
Archaeologist Leo is on a dig. But this is no ordinary assignment. He's deep in the heart of the Mexican jungle uncovering another centuries-old Mayan <more...> city. Like a surgeon performing a most-intricate operation, Leo and his team skilfully remove each crumb of earth with the utmost precision. In France, Declan Carberry is busy trying to solve a string of ritual serial murders. Horrific in the extreme, the questions are who and why? Declan needs to move fast, for time is running out. Delving into the history of the Conquistadors and the Maya of South America, this vertiginous tale of snaring and netting, old rituals and modern codes, blood-letting and immortality is Easterman at his dizzying best.
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
In 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins, he immediately recognizes that one of them has Down Syndrome and makes a spl <more...>it-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and to keep her birth a secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own.
The autumn gloom comes quickly on the Swedish city of Gothenburg, and for Detective Inspector Erik Winter the days seem even shorter, the nights bleak <more...>er, when he is faced with two seemingly unrelated sets of perplexing crimes. The investigation of a series of assaults and a string of child abductions take Winter to the flats, the barren prairies of rural Sweden whose wastelands conceal crimes as sinister as the land itself. Winter must deduce the labyrinthine connections between the cases before it is too late and his own family comes into danger.
The Invisible Circus
The high ideals and inevitable compromises of the 1960s form the background to this acclaimed novel. Phoebe O'Connor, eighteen years old in the summer <more...> of 1978, is too young to know the 1960s, but old enough to feel the anxiety of their influence. She is obsessed by the memory of her charismatic older sister, Faith, a flower child who died in Italy in 1970. Searching for the truth about Faith's death and life, Phoebe retraces her steps across Europe to the very place where she died. Her search yields more complex and disturbing revelations than she had wished for--about her sister and the generation she emblematized.
Whenever Sam thinks about babies, he envisages rivers of vomit and sleepless nights. But wife Lucy can't walk past Mothercare without crying. What's m <more...>ore, she can't seem to conceive--not by traditional methods, anyway. Hippy confidante Drusilla suggests an array of New Age remedies, including the intimate use of nutmeg oil and al fresco lovemaking. As Lucy faces a possible verdict of infertility, her love for Sam enters tailspin, accelerated by the advent of arrogant actor Carl Phipps. Meanwhile Sam, desperate to escape his tedious BBC job, conceives the inconceivable, turning the intimacies of their battle for babies into an acclaimed movie script.
The Neverending Story
fantasy - movie tie-ins - young readers
Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book <more...>, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there.
The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, V <more...>eronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him, something that happened in their grandmother's house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations, she shows how memories warp and secrets fester.
A woman with a talent for numbers, Alexandra Scott wanted to escape the rat race and go someplace where the men outnumber the women. Trading in her Wa <more...>ll Street job and fancy condo for a rundown cabin in the woods. She's now Alaskan Wilderness Woman. It isn't long before she finds exactly what she's looking for: one sexy pilot named Michael Casey. But this confirmed bachelor has no intentions of getting caught in any woman's crosshairs, especially a hunter as appealing as Alex. It'll take skill, determination, and a little romantic persuasion for this big-game hunter to bag her prey.
Full Tilt (Full (Max Holt) Series #2)
Beaumont, South Carolina has mint juleps, ladies who lunch, good ole boy politics, and Jamie Swift. She’s running her family’s newspaper, and gett <more...>ing ready to marry the town’s most eligible bachelor. Then mysterious, high-tech, crime-stopping wonder boy Max Holt comes to town. He’s got a case in Beaumont and a reason to look up Jamie Swift. He finds her impossible. She calls him infuriating. They’re a perfect couple... except for her fiancé and the arrival of two hitmen. Someone wants to kill Max. Someone else wants a town bigwig rubbed out. And suddenly Jamie’s caught in the crossfire of her own emotions, Max’s secrets, and the most irresistible desire...
Full Blast (Full (Max Holt) Series #4)
When someone starts bumping of some of the more annoying citizens of Beaumont, South Carolina, all clues lead straight to the new personals section in <more...> Jamie Swift's newspaper. Pretty soon, things are getting hot and heavy as a heatwave spikes the mercury, and Jamie and mysterious millionaire Max Holt start uncovering more than mere secrets.