At the crossroads
Once, Alexis Brand and Culhane Travis were partners, both on and off the job. Now the former deputy turned bounty hunter is on her former lover's trail after he's charged with killing the ex-wife Alexis didn't know he had. Burying the feelings that still tie her to him, Alexis tracks down Culhane easily enough. But deadly trouble has followed him to this small Montana town, forcing them to flee from the law together and Alexis to guard secrets she hoped she'd never have to reveal. Culhane's desperate attempt to find out who's framing him is the reason he's returned to Buckhorn, Montana. Instead, he's unwittingly dragged the woman he loves into danger. Alexis offers Culhane forty-eight hours to clear his name before turning him in--plenty of time to realize he never wants to be without her again. But will it be long enough to get the answers they need before their enemies close in?
The Christmas promise
On the night of her high school graduation, Richelle Bach's father gives her and her identical twin sister, Michelle, matching opal necklaces. "These opals look identical," he tells them, "but the fire inside each is completely unique--just like the two of you." Indeed, the two sisters couldn't be more different, and their paths diverge as they embark on adulthood. Years pass, until--at their father's behest--they both come home for Christmas. What happens then forever damages their relationship, and Richelle vows never to see or speak to her sister again. In their father's last days, he asks Richelle to forgive Michelle, a deathbed promise she never fulfills as her twin is killed in an accident. Now, painfully alone and broken, caring for the sickest of children in a hospital PICU, Richelle has one last dream: to be an author. The plot of her book, The Prodigal Daughter, is a story based on her sister's life. It's not until she meets Justin Ek, a man who harbors his own loss, that a secret promise is revealed, and Richelle learns that the story she's writing is not about her sister, but about herself.
The devil's sea
"Fearless adventurer Dirk Pitt must unravel a historical mystery of epic importance in the latest novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling series created by the "grand master of adventure" Clive Cussler In 1959 Tibet, a Buddhist artifact of immense importance was seemingly lost to history in the turmoil of the Communist takeover. But when National Underwater and Marine Agency Director Dirk Pitt discovers a forgotten plane crash in the Philippine Sea more than sixty years alter, new clues emerge to its hidden existence. But Pitt and his compatriot Al Giordino have larger worries when they are ordered to recover a failed hypersonic missile from the Luzon Strait. Only someone else is after it, too... a rogue Chinese military team that makes their own earth-shattering discovery, hijacking a ship capable of stirring the waters of the deep into a veritable Devil's Sea. From the cold, dark depths of the Pacific Ocean to the dizzying heights of the Himalaya Mountains, only Dirk Pitt and his children, Summer and Dirk Jr. can unravel the mysteries that will preserve a religion, save a nation... and prevent the world from war." -- jacket flap.
The abolitionist's daughter
In her sweeping debut, Diane C. McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history--Southern Abolitionists--and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free.
"Mountie Lucas Donovan chases a ruthless serial killer whose victims include Lucas' twin brother. Taking an administrative leave and accompanied by his malamute sled dog, Lucas crosses the border into the U.S. and faces a struggle for survival in the unfamiliar, unfriendly country. But a greater struggle is between his code of honor and his desire for revenge"--Provided by publisher.
Texas flat : a western duo
"Two western stories: 'Texas Flat' is the scene of an ill-fated cattle drive attempt to help small ranchers break the control of a large cattle rancher. 'Rinneger' finds Cole trying to fulfill his brother's dying wish to return the money Harvey stole from a bank while others try to stop him and keep the money for themselves"--
The Secret Life of Mac /
MacGyver the tabby is feeling very pleased with himself. His human, Jamie Snyder, has found the perfect packmate--and it's all thanks to Mac. By stealing personal items from the home of Jamie's handsome neighbor David, the matchmaking cat brought these two L.A. singles together. Now, while the newlyweds are off on their honeymoon, MacGyver is ready for a well-deserved cat nap. That is, until he meets his cat sitter Briony. Like most humans, she's hopeless when it comes to romance. And Mac can't resist a challenge . . .
"Warner accepts a request from Justa Williams to go to Mexico to check out some high-priced Arabians with Justa's hot-headed, skirt-chasing, younger brother Ben, who will be carrying $5,500 in gold with which to purchase the horses. This trip will be more challenging than Warner planned"--