From the New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke comes another brilliant Dave Robicheaux novel—now available in ebook—featuring the Louisiana detective in a race to solve a murder before more blood is shed. The Fontenot family has lived as sharecroppers on Bertrand land for as long as anyone can remember. So why are they now being forced from their homes? And what does the murder of Della Landry—the girlfriend of New Orleans fixer Sonny Boy Marsallus—have to do with it? Marsallus’s secrets seem tied to those of the Fontenots. But can Detective Dave Robicheaux make sense of it all before more bodies drop? In James Lee Burke’s intense and powerful crime novel, Robicheaux digs deep into the bad blood and dirty secrets of Louisiana’s past—while confronting a ragtag alliance of local mobsters and a hired assassin. In the suspenseful series that continues to be both a critical and popular success, Burning Angel will keep you glued to the pages until the breathtaking finale.
A prehistoric corpse entombed within an Arctic glacier, crying tears of blood. A jungle island overrun by rabid primates - escapees from a research laboratory's Hot Zone. A massive seaplane hidden beneath a mountain, packed with a Nazi cargo of mind-blowing evil. A penniless orphan kidnapped from an African slum, holding the key to the world's survival. Four terrifying journeys. One impossible path. Only one man to attempt it. Will Jaeger. The Hunter.
For C. S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis's approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him.
Did I really think he'd keep his hands to himself? He stormed in my tattoo parlor and changed everything.All I ever wanted was to live wild and free.But as soon as he entered my life, I ended up somewhere worse:On my knees for the biker.DAKOTAIt took every ounce of self-control I had not to let my jaw drop.Brutal Bo was a piece of work, and I don't just mean the inky tattoos rippling across his brawny frame.Or the gleaming white teeth, the cocky grin shining out from that rugged beard.Or the patch on his leather kutte, marking him as a very, very dangerous man.I could use the business.Inking a biker is always good to attract the right kind of customer.But Bo Braxton - gorgeous, ripped, and too cocky for his own good - can't possibly be worth the trouble.t's been far too long since I've let a man like Bo take me to bed.But I've been torched before.And I'm not about to let this self-proclaimed "burning angel" light a new fire in me.Because he's the last thing I need.He's a criminal who's not afraid to kill.A thug who's hungry for my body.An outlaw biker whose bed I don't want to ever leave.But I should've known he wouldn't listen when I told him no.Especially not when my body is screaming yes, yes, yes.BOIt doesn't take more than a glance to know I want more than just the little tattoo artist's hands on me.I've spent my whole life going through women like a tornado destroying everything in its path.I've left hundreds of them begging for more.But when I saw Dakota, I knew...I wanted her more than once.She's just begging me to take her and put her in her place. with her teasing curves and unconquerable sass.I want her in every place and every way our bodies will allow.And as the President of the Burning Angels MC, I'm used to taking what I want.But I'm also very aware of the danger my lifestyle entails.And, with one forbidden kiss, I've dragged Dakota into a vicious, violent outlaw war.There's no telling whether she'll love me or hate by the time all is said and done...If we both get out alive. WILD & FREE is a full-length, standalone, super steamy, bad boy motorcycle club romance novel from bestselling author CLAIRE ST. ROSE.This suspenseful, action-packed MC romance is intended for mature audiences, due to violence, strong language, dark themes and elements, and explicit intimate scenes. The romance between the alpha male bad boy and the fiery woman he can't resist ends with a guaranteed happily ever after (HEA) ending, has absolutely NO CHEATING, and does NOT include a cliffhanger of any kind.
This volume brings together all of Kenneth Rexroth’s shorter poems from 1920 to the present, including a group of new poems written since the publication of Natural Numbers, drawn from seven earlier books. This volume brings together all of Kenneth Rexroth’s shorter poems from 1920 to the present, including a group of new poems written since the publication of Natural Numbers, drawn from seven earlier books. Among the American poets of the generation that came to prominence in the Forties, Kenneth Rexroth has been notable both for the independence of his personal voice and for his accessibility to the tradition of international avant-garde literature. He began writing and publishing in magazines at fifteen. His earliest work was personal and concrete, much like that of the Imagists. In his twenties he wrote in the disassociative style––sometimes called "literary cubism "––developed by Mallarmé, Apollinaire, and Reverdy. This was not free association, but the conscious disassociation and recombination of the elements of the poem to achieve the highest possible level of significance. With his later books Rexroth moved back to a direct and classically simple form of personal statement. In this period he wrote the great nature poems, the love poems, and the contemplative lyrics that have established his reputation as one of the most important American poets.
'Gloriously exuberant and entertaining.' Guardian 'A funny, moving and thought-provoking tale ... It's brilliant.' Independent on Sunday Sergeant Lester Ferris is a good man in need of a rest. He’s spent a lot of his life being shot at. He has no family, he’s nearly forty, burned out and about to be retired. The island of Mancreu is the perfect place for Lester to serve out his time – and the perfect place for shady business, too, hence the Black Fleet of illicit ships lurking in the bay: listening stations, money laundering operations, drug factories and deniable torture centres. None of which should be a problem, because Lester’s brief is to turn a blind eye. But Lester has made a friend: a brilliant, internet-addled street kid with a comic-book fixation who might, Lester hopes, become an adopted son. As Mancreu’s small society tumbles into violence, the boy needs Lester to be more than just an observer. He needs him to be a hero.