Weeks before being drafted into the Vietnam War, Pfc. Parker Herbert met Raven, the love of his life. Raven, a married woman with three children, moved to Washington, D.C., leaving her husband and wealthy Hollywood lifestyle behind to escape their marital problems. After committing a horrible crime during his time at war, Pfc. Parker Herbert was now publicly known in the United States as a malicious killer. Shortly after returning to the United States, Parker finds himself being accused of the death and disappearance of one of Raven son’s and her daughter. He is also suspected of killing his ex-lover. Everyone wants Parker dead except for Raven who marries him and believes he’s innocent! Although, people are finding the relationship between the couple odd, Raven is determined not to turn her back on Parker. Prior to the tragedies, Raven’s daughter Lark begged her not to marry Parker. She warned her mother that their lives were in danger. Secrets, lies and confessions are about to surface with one secret being taken to their grave, intentionally protecting Parker. What happened to Parker Steps and why?
Weeks before being drafted into the Vietnam War, Pfc. Parker Herbert met Raven, the love of his life. Raven, a married woman with three children, moved to Washington, D.C., leaving her husband and wealthy Hollywood lifestyle behind to escape their marital problems. After committing a horrible crime during his time at war, Pfc. Parker Herbert was now publicly known in the United States as a malicious killer. Shortly after returning to the United States, Parker finds himself being accused of the death and disappearance of one of Raven son's and her daughter. He is also suspected of killing his ex-lover. Everyone wants Parker dead except for Raven who marries him and believes he's innocent! Although, people are finding the relationship between the couple odd, Raven is determined not to turn her back on Parker. Prior to the tragedies, Raven's daughter Lark begged her not to marry Parker. She warned her mother that their lives were in danger. Secrets, lies and confessions are about to surface with one secret being taken to their grave, intentionally protecting Parker. What happened to Parker Steps and why?
It is 1928 in Oklahoma, and Billy Love Wolf is on the cusp of womanhood. Cousin Katerina Wolf and Aunt Elisabetha Wolf Braun reside in Germany. These three women are the voices of the Wolf clan, their complex relationships exquisitely intertwined. The pre-war years reveal an America seemingly uninterested in what is happening during Hitler's rise to power-yet there are exceptions, with the three women working against the dark regime. What are their secrets?
Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions. The heist was legendary, still talked about twenty years after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of Boston's premier art museums. Most thought the art was lost forever, buried deep, sold off overseas, or, worse, destroyed as incriminating evidence. But when paint chips from the most valuable piece stolen, Gentlemen in Black by a Spanish master, arrives at the desk of a Boston journalist, the museum finds hope and enlists Spenser's help. Soon the cold art case thrusts Spenser into the shady world of black market art dealers, aged Mafia bosses, and old vendettas. A five-million-dollar-reward by the museum's top benefactor, an aged, unlikable Boston socialite, sets Spenser and pals Vinnie Morris and Hawk onto a trail of hidden secrets, jailhouse confessions, and decades-old murders. Set against the high-society art scene and the low-life back alleys of Boston, this is classic Spenser doing what he does best.
The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the New York Times bestselling series from Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Ace Atkins. Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots' marquee players — a hard-nosed linebacker who's earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client. Heywood's troubles seem to be tied to a nightclub shooting from two years earlier. But when Heywood's nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, ransom demands are given, and a winding trail through Boston's underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser's protégé, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser's back and return the child to the football star's sprawling Chestnut Hill mansion. A controversial decision from Heywood only ups the ante as the clock winds down on Akira's future.
Maidservants, Mystery, and Murder! Everyone's favourite housemaid-detective is back! Nancy has a new job as a ladies' maid, and is accompanying her new employer on a visit to the grand and mysterious Midwinter Manor. The house is full of guests, and with each one eccentric and intriguing in their own way, it's set to be an interesting few days. But things turn from interesting to downright deadly when Nancy discovers a dead body in the library. A funny and energetic middle-grade mystery, narrated part in the third person and part through Nancy's illustrated journal. Perfect for fans of Murder Most Unladylike and The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow.
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return to confront an escaped criminal in the grittiest entry yet in Robert B. Parker’s New York Times bestselling series. Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black’s murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from Mexico. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled thoroughbred stallion, Driggs manages to intimidate everyone inside the prison walls, including the upstart young warden. In a haunting twist of fate, Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts are suddenly on the loose—and it’s up to any and all territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture the fugitives and rescue the woman kidnapped during their escape. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Driggs. Finally free, he’s quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewels—and for the men who betrayed him and left him for dead. With an unlikely and unconventional Yankee detective by their side, Cole and Hitch set off on a massive manhunt. As horses' hooves thunder and guns echo deadening reports, Driggs discovers one of the lawmen on his trail is none other than a fellow West Point graduate he'd just as soon see dead. Ruthless and willing to leave a bloody path of destruction in his wake, Driggs seeks vengeance at any cost.
The offbeat musicals Fame 1980), Pink Floyd--The Wall (1982), The Commitments 1991) and Evita (1996)... The stylized biopics Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Road to Wellville (1994) and Angela's Ashes (1999)... The visceral social dramas Shoot the Moon (1982), Birdy (1984), Come See the Paradise (1990) and The Life of David Gale (2003)... The one-of-kind genre films Bugsy Malone (1979) and Angel Heart (1987)... These are the films of British director, writer, producer and cartoonist Sir Alan Parker. Among many awards and a knighthood, Parker is the founding director of the Director's Guild of Great Britain, and in 2013 won the honorary British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship Award. Parker is known for his humility as a director and has never considered himself an auteur: "I have total admiration for film crews. They are the true heroes of the filmmaking process, not directors." He has worked alongside producer Alan Marshall, cinematographer Michael Seresin and the late film editor, Gerry Hambling. This book is the first study of his complete body of feature films (1976-2003).
Bullets and buckshot fly in this New York Times bestselling Cole and Hitch novel from Robert B. Parker. Newly appointed as Territorial Marshals, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are traveling by train on a mission to escort Mexican prisoners to the border. But when the Governor of Texas climbs aboard with his wife, daughters, and $500,000 in tow, the journey becomes a lot more complicated. An old enemy—still carrying plenty of scars from the last time he saw Virgil—has hitched a ride. He’s not alone. And he’s got vengeance on his mind.
Parker and Lizz Laycrim grew up with kind, loving parents, until one night a spirit, sent on a mission, takes their parents’ lives. The knowledge that their parents’ killer, being something not of this world, has plagued them their entire lives. But one day they get the chance to track down this killer, due to their own unexpected deaths. They are thrown into a world beyond imagination. Separately they search for their parents, each other, and the spirit that has haunted them. All is not perfect in this new world. A scheme a millennia in the making is about to come to light, with Parker and Lizz unknowingly being the main players in its birth. The lines between good and evil blur as the Laycrims run into demonic spirits who become trusted allies and angelic spirits whose corruption and hidden agendas stand in their way in this mysterious, mystical and action-packed tale.
States that successful teamwork requires doing lots of 'unspectacular little things', such as having a clear purpose, building effective relationships, honoring your commitments, and an obsessive concern for communicating information. This work offers information required to conduct teams in an effective manner, including job aids and assessments.
Parenting an anxious child means facing constant challenges and questions: When should parents help children avoid anxiety-provoking situations, and when should they encourage them to face their fears? How can parents foster independence while still supporting their children? How can parents reduce the hold their child's anxiety has taken over the entire family? Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents is the first and only book to provide a completely parent-based treatment program for child and adolescent anxiety. Parents will learn how to alleviate their children's anxiety by changing the way they themselves respond to their children's symptoms--importantly, parents are not required to impose changes on their children's behavior. Instead, parents are shown how to replace their own accommodating behaviors (which allow anxiety to flourish) with supportive responses that demonstrate both acceptance of children's difficulties and confidence in their ability to cope. From understanding child anxiety and OCD, to learning how to talk with an anxious child, to avoiding common traps and pitfalls (such as being overly protective or demanding) to identifying the ways in which parents have been enabling a child's anxious behaviors, this book is full of detailed guidance and practical suggestions. Worksheets are included to help parents translate the book's suggestions into action, and the book's compassionate and personable tone will make it a welcoming resource for any concerned parent.
Parkers Crossroads, a decisive battle in the Battle of the Bulge four days before Christmas in 1944, was Jack Ebbotts personal crossroads. This is his story, which traces his life from its privileged beginning to its tragic conclusiona journey he had not anticipated; an odyssey of unspeakable horrors, of depravity and suffering as a POW in German prison camps. As a combat medic, he attended to the deaths of his fellow prisoners and was a witness to the abject cruelty of his captors. Jack Ebbott and a group of allied prisoners were taken to a remote rail siding; there, ordered to dig a deep hole in the frozen ground. A boxcar was left at the siding when the hole was dug. The doors were opened, revealing the bodies of children stacked in cordwood. On the threat of death, the prisoners were ordered to bury the children in the hole. A few of the children still flickered with life. Up to this moment, Jack Ebbott thought that hed witnessed the full extent of his captors savagery. But this act hurdled beyond it all.