Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires, or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out tells you how to be ready at a second's notice.
Chase, raised as a getaway driver by his con man grandfather, Jonah goes solo after Jonah crosses the line and murders one of his own. Chase meets Lila, a strong-willed deputy sheriff with a beguiling smile who shows him what love can be and is on the straight and narrow for the first time in his life until tragedy hits, and he must reenter the dark world of grifters and crooks.
In 1975, 13 year old Ruby Mae Vickers disappears in Alvin, Alabama. New detective, Leah Teal, is assigned to the case. After 3 months, Ruby Mae turns up dead beside a swamp. Twelve years later, another little girl goes missing. Then another. Then Leah's own daughter joins the list of missing girls. Told from the point of view of Leah's 11 year old son Abe, this is a tense and moving story of one woman's search for the truth and justice as she struggles against a past that won't let her go.
Diana Cook, born at the turn of the nineteenth century, the only daughter of Virginia gentry, agrees to marry a rich captain to save her family's land. Luckily for Diana, her union with the captain is brief and gives her a beautiful son. But after the son is grown is when the real tragedy begins.
After losing his construction job and his home, 23-year-old single father Travis Brown, who will do anything for his daughter Bella, gets an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions, which forces him to make a difficult decision for his daughter's sake.
Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life.
In the not-too-distant future, America has become a police state and the annual marathon is the ultimate sports competition. One hundred boys are selected to enter a grueling 450-mile marathon walk. The game is simple: maintain a steady pace of four miles per hour without stopping. The winner is awarded whatever he wants for life; but a single misstep could be the last.
In 1890's South Dakota, Amy and Joshua escape from their mean Aunt Vootch. They plan to find their grandparents in New York and manage to team up with a traveling magician, Mortimer Wintergreen, who is also New York bound. Mortimer owns a truly magic hat with a temperamental, mischievous mind of its own.Adventures abound as their way is blocked by outlaws, runaway hot-air balloons, geese, and the persistent Aunt Vootch-but the hat is always ready for action.
Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The adult human population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone -- a powerful, telekinetic supersignal that has reduced them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw: it only affects those over the age of twenty, which means that there is one group left to fight -- teens.
While working for a mysterious financial consulting firm that offers insurance to corporations against impending catastrophic events, a gifted young mathematician becomes increasingly obsessed with doomsday scenarios until one of his actual worst-case scenarios unfolds in Manhattan.
When a young writer dies before completing his first novel, his teacher, Jake, (himself a failed novelist) helps himself to its plot. The resulting book is a phenomenal success, but Jake worries: what if somebody out there knows? Somebody does. As Jake is increasingly tormented by accusations and threats, he learns more about his former student and the source of his marvellous plot - one that, it transpires, is an actual person's actual story. That actual person is furious. The closer Jake gets to the real people he's fictionalised, the more violence he unearths; if he can't figure out who he's dealing with, he risks something far worse than the loss of his career.
Failed novelist Arthur Pfefferkorn has always been jealous of his friend, successful thriller writer William de Vallèe. So when Arthur learns William has been lost at sea, he decides to take the best-selling author's latest manuscript and publish it as his own. Although the novel brings him great success, his life soon spirals into a series of betrayals and double-crosses torn straight from the pages of his plagiarized work.
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Louie's luck nurturing animals isn't good. So when his father brings home a sick newborn donkey named Winslow, he's determined to save him. Everyone worries that Winslow won't survive, especially Louie's quirky new friend, Nora, who has experienced loss of her own. But as Louie's bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined.
Captain Jake Roberts leads a “rehabilitation platoon,” made up of bitter, unruly troublemakers and misfits. When he and his men, fighting and patrolling in the Afghan mountains, discover a large cache of American dollars hidden by a corrupt contractor, they devise a plan to hide it and later smuggle it out of the country.
Holt, Mira, and Max have fled Midnight City with Zoey after watching her repel an entire army. Zoey's powers are unlocked, but who and what she is remains a mystery. All she knows is she must reach the Severed Tower, an infamous spot in the middle of the world's most dangerous landscape. But the closer they get to the tower, the more precarious things become. The Assembly has pursued Zoey into the Strange Lands, as has a new group.