Author: Diana Pharaoh Francis
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Release Date: 2018-12-14
Some dreams become nightmares . . . An invasion is headed for Crosspointe, but three friends will find themselves at war long before the first enemy touches the shore. One man will betray her. Fairlie, a master metalsmith, is discovered to have a rare magical talent that could save Crosspointe from destruction. Against her will, she is forced to make a monstrous sacrifice. What happens next could tear the world apart. One man will risk everything to save her The future hangs in the balance. Everything depends on Fairlie. Driven to the edge of sanity and endurance, she must choose who will live and who will die. One man will come face to face with his worst nightmare. The enemy is coming to Crosspointe, but a worse one lurks within. As secrets get ripped open and truths are revealed, Crosspointe's future looks ever bleaker. "An original world." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs "A deftly-woven mixture of adventure, intrigue, magic and romance." - The Green Man Review ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Diana Pharaoh Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen novels of fan¬tasy and urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award and RT's Best Urban Fantasy. Her Urban Fantasy series include The Diamond City Magic novels. Visit her at dianapfrancis.com and find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Erykah Macdonald has a nice life, the kind you're supposed to want. But on her twentieth wedding anniversary, she's about to cross a line. Several hundred miles away in the shallow waters of a Hebridean island, a body is found and it's clear this is no accidental death. Erykah has to make an irreversible choice - she's used to living with secrets but there are far worse secrets about to emerge. From a morgue in the Highlands to the powerplays in Westminster, a net is tightening. And those that find themselves caught will kill to get out. Erykah must decide what she's capable of. She should be scared - but sometimes, crossing the line is the first step to freedom...
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-12-14
District Attorney Frank Duryea had more than a simple murder case on his hands. Had someone killed both Addison Stearne and C. Arthur Right and then vanished? Or had it been a murder and a suicide? And, in either case, who died first? A vast fortune depended on the answer. The obvious suspect was Nita Moline, who claimed she discovered the bodies, rushed up on deck and fainted. However, nobody had seen her come aboard. And through the tangled web of evidence, there seemed to be more than one mystery. Fortunately for Frank Duryea, his wife's grandfather - the black sheep of a wild family - came for a visit and got in everybody's way.
Author: Bo Jiang
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Release Date: 2019-05-06
Genre: Business & Economics
Using a new firm-level dataset with comprehensive information on Asian firms’ FX liabilities, we show that Asia’s nonfinancial corporate sector is vulnerable to a tightening of global financial conditions. Higher global interest rates and exchange rate depreciation increase the probability of default of Asian firms. A 30 percent currency depreciation is associated with a two-notch downgrade in the corporate credit rating (e.g., from A to BBB+), resulting in 7 percent of Asian firms falling into bankruptcy. But the impact is nonlinear—as the firms’ FX liability increases, the balance sheet channel of exchange rate offsets, then dominates, the competitiveness channel. The balance sheet channel offsets the competitiveness channel when the share of U.S. dollar debt is between 10 and 20 percent. We also find that currency depreciation increases firm-level investment on average, but for firms with the share of FX liabilities above 20 percent, investment contracts with depreciation.
Author: CM Lance
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2014-08-01
When Mike Whalen revisits his former commando training grounds at rugged, beautiful Wilsons Promontory, he's shocked by a chance meeting with the granddaughter of his glamorous old friends, Helen and Johnny...When Johnny died in the Pacific War, Mike was left with a burden of buried secrets. And as he's drawn back into the life of Helen's family, Mike finds himself overwhelmed by the past, from growing up in melting-pot Broome to tragic guerilla missions in Timor, desire in post-war Hiroshima and betrayal in the jazzy fifties...Before Mike can turn the bitter tides of memory and have any hope of happiness, he must rebuild his bonds with wartime mates, face his long-held guilt, and finally confront Helen - and himself - with the truth...From Broome to the Prom via war in the Pacific, this is a powerful saga of mateship, adventure, betrayal and passion.
Author: Pat Robertson
Publisher: W Publishing Group
Release Date: 1995-01-01
As one of the nation's best-known and widely listened-to news commentators, authors, and speakers, Pat Robertson understands the concerns of the average citizen. With The Turning Tide, he is at the forefront of the movement calling for the return of common sense in America.
The bestselling Helmsman saga continues. As the Second Great War rages, Emperor Onrad recognizes military missions unique to former-Admiral Wilf Brim's abilities can be done as well by a civilian. Soon, Brim finds himself in the thick of it againNfaced by circumstances so bizarre and dangerous he must rely solely on his most basic instincts for survival.
Author: Ellie Dean
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2019-01-24
************** PRE-ORDER NOW: THE SIXTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, October 1944 As the Allied troops draw closer to victory, life at Beach View Boarding House is still full of uncertainty. Rosie’s plans for her wedding to Ron Reilly are plagued with misunderstandings. And when Ron takes on a secret assignment just days before they are due to say their vows, it seems their plans for a future together may be doomed. Meanwhile, Peggy Reilly embraces her new managerial role at the uniform factory. It’s a welcome distraction while her husband Jim is still away fighting in the Far East. But when an old school adversary joins the factory’s ranks, Peggy must win her own battles on the home front. As a new year dawns, hopes grow brighter for the return of loved ones – but a big sea change is still to come before Victory in Europe can be declared. Victory is in sight, but the war is not yet won.
Author: Douglas Deur
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (Or. and Wash.)
This book "illuminates the history of the many people who together have called this region home, and their relationships with the park landscapes, waters, and natural resources that continue to set the Columbia-Pacific region apart."--Cover.