When journalist Peter Merrick is asked to write a eulogy for his mentor, Jesuit priest James Ingram, his biggest concern is doing right by the man. But when his routine research reveals disturbing ties to sexual abuse and clues to a shadowy deal trading justice for power, everything he believed about his friend is called into question. With the US presidential election looming, incumbent Arthur Wyncott is quickly losing ground among religious voters. Meanwhile, Owen Feeney, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, is facing nearly a billion dollars in payments to victims of sex abuse. When Feeney hits on a solution to both men’s problems, it seems the stars have aligned. That is until Ally Larkin—Wyncott’s brilliant campaign aide—starts to piece together the shocking details.
In the next thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, the anti-terrorism operative heads to Pakistan to confront a mortal threat he may not be prepared for. In fact, this time he might have met his match.
Mitch Rapp is used to winning.
But in this follow-up to #1 New York Times bestselling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.
In rural McCown County, Missouri, a young pregnant woman is found beaten to death in a trailer park. The only witness to the murder is Ivy, her six-year-old daughter, who points to her mom’s boyfriend—father of the unborn child. County prosecutor Madeleine Thompson promises the community justice, and in the Ozarks, that can only mean one thing: a death sentence.
This week is Book Expo America and it’s being held right here in Chicago! Yesterday was the Bloggers Conference where I heard many new good ideas and tools to use to make blogging a great experience. I got excited all over again about what I can do in this space and felt a renewed energy to focus on the blog.
The premise of Torture Man is interesting – take two individuals who are polar opposites in their worldviews and put them in a life and death scenario where they must rely on each other and then see if either of them changes their long-held belief system.
Some things aren’t meant to be remembered . . .
They’re calling it the worst pileup in London history. Margaret Holloway is driving home, but her mind is elsewhere—on a troubled student, her daughter’s acting class, the next day’s meeting—when she’s rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car seconds before it’s engulfed in flames. Then he simply disappears.
Sometimes, reading a particular book at just the right moment in your life can make it that much more powerful of a read. At the beginning of January, as I was thinking about being the best version of me this year, I read The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.
At its heart, The Sea of Tranquility is a story not only of survival, but of learning to be whole again and recognizing the opportunities life gives you. It’s about choosing to surround yourself with the right people even when that choice is hard to make. It’s about second chances.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a young girl, Victoria, growing up in a foster care system. A system designed to protect and provide her with a home, tragically neglects her emotional development and ability to trust. The only thing she truly takes comfort in is flowers, their beauty and their hidden meanings.