This is a collection of ten action-filled stories of men and women pitted against impossible odds, yet struggling to do what's right. The settings range from the American West to the Siberian coast, and from Hollywood to the boxing ring. Tales of war, mystery and romance are spun by one of the world's most popular storytellers.
The biography of legendary warrior, lover, drinker and WW II hero Gregory Boyington. Blessed with inveterate luck, he lived a life that went beyond the most imaginative fiction. After being "encouraged" to leave the Marine corps, he went on to become a WW II hero as a nonconforming squadron leader.
When the bookseller detective Bernie Rhodenbarr is asked to locate a reclusive author's missing letters, he runs into murder and robbery. But his break-in technique gets him into trouble. In order to clear his name, he must solve the murder and track down a thief, while still protecting his client, the author.
The rollicking adventures of rangy, red-haired, hell-bent Caprice, who on her black stallion with only a bullwhip as a weapon, tracks her brother's murderer across Canada's Old West, British Columbia's Thompson River Valley. She seeks revenge, but will she find love as well?
Chronicles the wit, charm and unexpected delights that arise from Polar Bear, America's favourite cat. The parallels to Cleveland Amory's own life are striking. It shows that cats and curmudgeons really can live together.
This is the story of a streetsmart eleven-year-old boy who discovers the whereabouts of a murdered Senator's body. The FBI wants to know, and the Mafia doesn't want him to tell. He hires a feisty female lawyer who must come up with all the answers to save his family and his life.
When a series of rare, virulent and lethal illnesses all break out in clinics and hospitals controlled by the same for-profit health care corporation, Dr. John Stapleton fears sinister sabotage. He teams up with an unlikely colleague, an art director from a hot advertising firm, to uncover the motive behind the killings.
This is a true-life account of one aspect of the Dieppe raid in 1942. A key objective was to test the German radar defences. Dressed in a Canadian uniform was British radar expert, Jack Nissenthal, whose presence was so critical, that he was protected by ten sharp-shooting bodyguards.
These nineteen poems comprise the author's first book of poetry since "The cinnamon peeler". Sri Lanka is the setting for delicate and powerful poems of love, landscape, and the sweep of history in that part of the world.
The well-known Canadian novelist writes of the things, people and places of Canada that have compelled, touched, amused or outraged him. Here is a portrait of Canada and Canadians from two perspectives, from within the country and from outside.
This latest travelogue is a deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder and unflagging curiosity. Bill Bryson adores Australia, and he takes readers on a rollicking ride far beyond the beaten path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted and unfailingly obliging.
Peopled with an unforgettable cast of wild eccentrics, this novel concerns the efforts of a retired Canadian newspaper editor (and reluctant spy) to sort out the strange secrets of a small Mexican village. The story is told with colour and tongue-in-cheek humour.
Jon Krakauer, who has himself stood atop Mount Everest, returned to Nepal in 1996 intending to report on the commercialization of ascents on the mountain. Instead he witnessed a disaster involving a freak blizzard, a guide who was determined to press on and amateur climbers who attempted the ascent with minimal mountaineering skills.
This is more than just a re-telling of the Fraser River's human and natural histories. It also sounds an alarm for a mighty river that has been compromised by careless development, and by damage to adjoining ecosystems.
As an historian and granddaughter of Barr colonists, Bowen recounts the adventures of 2000 middle-class British citizens who followed the charismatic but inept Anglican minister Isaac Barr to settle 200 miles from Saskatoon in 1903. Most were unprepared for the harsh Prairie climate and theirs is a story of struggle.
This political biography traces the life and career of Alberta's twelfth premier from his boyhood in Calgary to the province's top political job. Klein's style is controversial, but he has emerged as a tough, independent leader with a fascinating life.
C.J. Townsend, a brilliant state prosecutor is well-known for keeping her cool while trying even the most horrific cases, and the latest suspect is as base as they come. As she builds her case, C.J. is struck with a shattering blow connected to her past, now everything rides on her ability to hold herself, and her case, together.