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Bishop's Run

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Bishop is a young woman who has always had a way of finding trouble, whether it's from an angry girlfriend or a pissed-off boss. Usually, she's good at getting out of it, but this time, the trouble was more than she bargained for and it almost killed her.

Finding herself in a small town in Virginia, tucked away for safety by the Witness Protection Service, she is given a second chance at a new life. The security detail watching over her is headed by Detective Tess Hayes, a by-the-book police officer with a history of her own. Coming from a big city, the rural town of Tenley provides Bishop the opportunity to reclaim the better aspects of her former life and introduces her to the people who help her start over.

Can Bishop run from her troubled past?

How do you bury the truth and live the lie?

WARNING: REVIEWS CONTAIN ENDING SPOILERS!

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Double Play (Bishop's Run Series Book 2)

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*It is best to read 'Bishop's Run' before 'Double Play.' It tells how we all got here."--Bishop

Bishop has established a new life in Tenley via the Witness Security Program under the assumed name of Lisa Baxter, working for Dr. Biggs in her animal hospital, and playing softball on the Tenley Pride. She's in a steady relationship with Penny Harris, but she can't let go of her memories of Tess Hayes.

It's been nearly a year since Detective Tess Hayes left her hometown of Tenley, the only place she's ever known, taking a position with the Fourteenth Precinct of the Richmond Police Department, and now she's met a woman who reminds her of all she left behind--she reminds her of 'home.'

What is 'home' though? Is it a place? A person? A feeling?

And can you really go home again?

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The Key of Apollo (The Gates of Artemis Book 1)

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Mythological Creatures Are Real.
They Live In The World Of Iphigenesis.
A World Lucy Cole Just Discovered She's Destined To Protect.
 
Fans of Rick Riordan will love this new series!
 
Before fourteen-year old Lucy Cole can process that insanity, her soon-to-be adopted mother Elodie is kidnapped. The only way to save her is to track down the Key of Apollo, a key that hasn't been seen in thousands of years. 
 
To succeed, Lucy must embrace her destiny and overcome the Primordial Trials, tests set up by the gods themselves.
 
So armed with little to no knowledge of the world of Iphigenesis, one best friend who trips over his own feet, and another who could get blown over by a strong breeze, Lucy is about to take on the challenges of the gods.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Viridian Gate Online: Crimson Alliance: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 2)

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October, 2042

Three days ago, Jack Mitchel saved his life. By dying.

He dodged a world-ending bulletin the form of an extinction-level asteroid cannonballing toward Earthby successfully uploading his mind into the brand-new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. Unfortunately, hes also stumbled headlong into a secret conspiracy that will transform V.G.O. into a new feudal dark age.

Jack expected to live out his new fantasy life in peace, but now he and his misfit crew of rebels are the only ones preventing a tyrant emperor and his regime from taking power. Thankfully, everything isnt quite as hopeless as it seemsJack has a plan. Sort of. With only a handful of supporters, hes going to get the jump on the bloodthirsty empire by snatching one of their key cities right from underneath their noses. In order to pull off the impossible, however, Jacks going to have to develop his formidable Shadowmancer powers, raid some ridiculous dungeons, and make some shady alliesallies who may be more dangerous than the empire itself. 

From James A. Hunter. bestselling author of Rogue Dungeon, War God's Mantle, and the Yancy Lazarus Series!

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Mind on Goddess, Feelings on Savage

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What happens when your world is completely turned upside down? They say that you dont know who a person really is until they get comfortable. That saying holds true for Yasmeen Thomas, a successful beauty who thought that she had the perfect marriage to Kadeem. But Yasmeen soon learns that shes married to a complete stranger. Now that her husbands mask is off, Yasmeen is forced to make a decision, either accept who he is or start planning her future without him.
Kadeem thought that he could he have his cake and eat it too, but what happens when his indiscretions catch up to him? Although hes aware of his wrong doings Kadeem never prepared himself for the repercussions that he is bond to face. Hes forced to wonder if Yas will fight for their marriage or will she gain the courage to finally leave him after having enough?
Sierra and Dominic were the ideal couple along with Yasmeen and Kadeem, but theyll soon face issues that makes them question the foundation of their marriage as well as :trust. What happens when a blast from their past reappears, bringing drama to the happy couple? Will they remain strong or will the secrets break up a happy home?
Lives are forever changed, trust is broken, and betrayals
are at every turn as you follow on this journey of love. .

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Barbarians within the Gates of Rome : A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, Ca. 375-425 A.D.

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Excellent." The Readers Review

Thomas Burns takes us thoroughly through this moment of crisis, giving us a precise analysis of the principal players in this period of transition."Military Illustrated

The book is well-written and throws new light on the events in the West a short while before the Fall of the Empire. Highly recommended!" The Journal of Indo-European Studies

With this impressive study Burns has greatly enriched late antique scholarship." Religious Studies Review

This is a substantial and well documented book which has reminded me that the importance of reading is not so much to absorb facts, but to take in new ideas." Besprechungen und Anzeigen

What Burns has accomplished here is a thoroughly interesting and compelling study of late-medieval piety in one diocese. It may well serve as a model for other local historians willing to engage in this important inquiry." Speculum

A major work on Roman policy toward the barbarians during one of the most exciting and challenging periods in the history of the Roman Empire, when barbarian soldiers became part of the forces defending the Roman frontier and gradually its rulers. By the close of these five decades, the Western Empirehence Western Civilizationhad changed forever.


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The Proving

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Amish Fiction's #1 Author Presents a Touching Story of Perseverance and Second Chances

Amanda Dienner hasn't seen her Old Order family in five years when she receives word that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. Now an Englisher, Mandy is shocked: Her twin sister should have been the obvious choice! What's more, the inheritance comes with a catch: The farmhouse inn will only truly be hers if she is able to successfully run it for twelve consecutive months.

Mandy accepts the challenge even though it means returning to Gordonville and the painful memories she left behind at eighteen. Still, she's determined to prove she is more than capable of running the bed-and-breakfast, no matter that its loyal clientele are expecting an Amish hostess!

The inn isn't Mandy's sole test, however. Rubbing shoulders with her married twin sister reopens wounds that Mandy isn't ready to forgive. And an Englisher guest with a difficult past of her own just complicates matters.

Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this year in Amish country prove a dreadful mistake?

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr.: A Portrait

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Mr. Fosdick has written a biography in its formal meaning fully documented, chronologically precise and not simply a personal tribute to a friend of more than forty years standing. The book, in consequence, is both biography and history, satisfying all the rigorous canons of personal and social analysis. It is to be read as part of the history of our time and as the record of a man of as much consequence to us as have been those other leaders and creators among his contemporaries who have affected public conduct.

What we have here, then, is the narrative of a rich man who overcame the almost impossible handicaps of great wealth, limited religious upbringing, and a narrow and protective family circle. He might have become defensive and suspicious, or a recluse cultivating private and expensive hobbies, or a popular leader and therefore a demagogue (such patterns of the behavior of men of inherited fortunes are familiar throughout history), but instead he was able to grow and to assume great, national obligations.

What might have been a puzzle slowly disappears under Mr. Fosdicks skillful scholarship and his deep regard for his friend. The young Rockefeller (he is called throughout the book JDR Jr.), as early as 1910, when he was 36, severed his direct connections with business: did he do so because of a real or unconscious rejection of his father? Quite the contrary; father and son early forged strong bonds of mutual affection and respect, but while there never was hostility on the part of the son, neither was there subservience.

JDR Jr. continued to support the philanthropies founded by the older man, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the General Education Board, and the Rockefeller Foundation, and to expand them; did he do this because he, like other men in public life like Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Louis D. Brandeis was inevitably swept up in the reform movement of the day? That was only a part, and possibly a minor one, of his development. For as his tastes became surer and his vocation clearer, he ranged wider and wider until his interests were as large as those of his country and his world.

As one goes over the catalogue of his benefactions and interests none ever representing a perfunctory concern, most requiring long years of careful planning with a devotion to exact detail that only the truly outstanding seem to possess one grasps the sweep and boldness of JDR Jr.s mind. Williamsburg; the Cloisters; Rockefeller Center; the Museum of Modern Art; the restoration of the Athenian Agora; Rheims, Versailles, Fontainebleau; Negro education; the four International Houses; Jackson Hole and the Jersey Palisades; the Library of the League of Nations at Geneva, and the site of the U.N. at New York; the interdenominational movement; the long battle to achieve industrial understanding in two decades marked by bitter strife between management and labor: this is only a partial list.

Mr. Fosdick seeks the key to the Rockefellers in some observations made by Frederick T. Gates, that restless and fascinating man who had such a great influence on the lives of both father and son. In 1905, Gates wrote to the father: Two courses are open to you. One is that you and your children while living should make final disposition of this great fortune in the form of permanent corporate philanthropies for the good of mankind... or at the close of a few lives now in being it must simply pass into the unknown, like some other great fortunes, with unmeasured and perhaps sinister possibilities. In 1929, Gates was satisfied, for he put down in a private document these remarks concerning JDR Jr.: I have known no man who entered life more absolutely dominated by his sense of duty, more diligent in the quest of the right path, more eager to follow it at any sacrifice. Louis M. Hacker, The New York Times

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Emperor: The Gates of Rome: A Novel of Julius Caesar (Emperor Series Book 1)

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Rarely, if ever, does a new writer dazzle us with such a vivid imagination and storytelling, flawlessly capturing the essence of a land, a people, a legend. Conn Iggulden is just such a writer, bringing to vivid life one of the most fascinating eras in human history. In a true masterpiece of historical fiction, Iggulden takes us on a breathtaking journey through ancient Rome, sweeping us into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of dark intrigues and seething passions. What emerges is both a grand romantic tale of coming-of-age in the Roman Empire and a vibrant portrait of the early years of a man who would become the most powerful ruler on earth: Julius Caesar.

On the lush Italian peninsula, a new empire is taking shape. At its heart is the city of Rome, a place of glory and decadence, beauty and bloodshed. Against this vivid backdrop, two boys are growing to manhood, dreaming of battles, fame, and glory in service of the mightiest empire the world has ever known. One is the son of a senator, a boy of privilege and ambition to whom much has been given and from whom much is expected. The other is a bastard child, a boy of strength and cunning, whose love for his adoptive familyand his adoptive brotherwill be the most powerful force in his life.

As young Gaius and Marcus are trained in the art of combatunder the tutelage of one of Romes most fearsome gladiatorsRome itself is being rocked by the art of treachery and ambition, caught in a tug-of-war as two rival generals, Marius and Sulla, push the empire toward civil war. For Marcus, a bloody campaign in Greece will become a young soldiers proving ground. For Gaius, the equally deadly infighting of the Roman Senate will be the battlefield where he hones his courage and skill. And for both, the love of an extraordinary slave girl will be an honor each will covet but only one will win.

The two friends are forced to walk different paths, and by the time they meet again everything will have changed. Both will have known love, loss, and violence. And the land where they were once innocent will be thrust into the grip of bitter conflicta conflict that will set Roman against Roman . . . and put their friendship to the ultimate test.

Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure, Conn Iggulden conjures a stunning array of contrastsfrom the bloody stench of a battlefield to the opulence of the greatest city in history, from the tenderness of a lover to the treachery of an assassin. Superbly rendered, grippingly told, Emperor, The Gates of Rome is a work of vaulting imagination from a powerful new voice in historical fiction.

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Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football

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New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL.

No head coach-quarterback pair has been more successful in NFL history than Bill Belichick and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. They have won four Super Bowls, six AFC championships, and thirteen division titles. And now Holley takes us inside their relationship, dissecting how these men and their team came to dominate football.

Belichick, a genius as a defensive coordinator, had been a five-year flop as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Upon his controversial arrival in Foxboro, though, he quickly began to remake the team at every level--scouts, coaches, and players. His bold, calculated approach had fans up in arms, sportswriters questioning his intelligence, and players wondering how long they would last on the team.

Meanwhile, buried down in the 2000 NFL draft, the 199th overall pick was a skinny kid from the University of Michigan named Tom Brady who many scouts thought would never succeed at a professional level. The lowest of the four quarterbacks on the team's depth chart, he appeard to be just one of the guys. Like Belichick, though, he lived for football, and he knew the playbook as well as Drew Bledsoe, the franchise quarterback. And when Bledsoe was injured in 2001, Brady took the job and vowed to never give it back.

The handsome Brady became a star, wearing hand-tailored suits, appearing in movies and on magazine covers, and marrying a supermodel. Belichick, with his trademark cut-off hoodies, was the opposite of a fashion plate. Together, the odd couple somehow rose above controversies and tragedies. Draft picks were lost, suspensions given, lawsuits filed. As their legends have grown, so have their critics, with some of those critics operating from NFL headquarters. Despite that, with Belichick's deft and brilliant strategy in the draft year in year out and Brady's exacting decision-making on the field, the Patriots cultivated an atmosphere of success and won a stunning 75 percent of their games together. Respected and reviled, Belichick and Brady have set the bar high for excellence in a league designed for parity. They have rarely been understood. Until now. Based on dozens of interviews with former and current players, coaches, and executives, Belichick and Brady is an eye-opening look at the minds, motives, and wild ambitions of two men who have left an indelible mark on the game of football.

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