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Vanx and crew have a few gem-seeds left to smash, but in usual Vanx Malic fashion, nothing goes as planned. Strange powerful creatures lurk everywhere, especially beyond the Wildwood, where the mountain giants hold reign. But the giants are just one of many people who want to stop Vanx, and his friends.

Will Vanx, Gallarael, Chelda, Master Ruuk, Moonsy, and Sir Poopsalot be able to keep the world from spinning apart?

Will the Goss show them the way to save their world, or will the tiny spider lead them into a war against a terrible kingdom of ill fae who are clinging to a dead Heart Tree?

Will the group be able to retrieve the final gem-seed and get it to the copse of Great Carpi Ultura, a cluster of identical trees near the kingdom of Highwander, or will the wretched fae who lost their tree, keep them from it.

Don't miss the end of this series. Get your copy of The Legend of Vanx Malic Book 10 - A Gossamer Lens, now!

*A special thanks to the great Larry Elmore for the book cover art! Check out "The Complete Elmore" to see more of his incomparable works....
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The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.

But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.

The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear:

All is fair in love and war.

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The New York Times bestseller

"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." --Malcolm Gladwell

A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist)

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.

But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.

Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more...
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Don't miss Gabrielle Zevin's new novel, Young Jane Young, coming in August 2017.

“Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love.”*


A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.   

“This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory.” —Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child

“Marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both.” —The Washington Post

“You won’t want it to end.” —Family Circle

“A natural for book groups.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A reader’s paradise of the first order.” —The Buffalo News
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A former lead investigator in the JonBenet Ramsey homicide case breaks six years of silence. Foreign Faction blows the cover off the lone-intruder / sexual predator theory and reveals startling new evidence that heretofore has only been seen by a select few. Explore the journey of these discoveries, and determine for yourself who really was responsible for the kidnap and murder of the childhood beauty queen, JonBenet Ramsey....
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This title is a part of our CasebookPlus™ offering as ISBN 9781634595308. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com.

One of the best-selling casebooks of all time. The book includes all the material required to master the essential issues that arise in federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions, and affords maximum flexibility to shape a course around a particular teacher’s own priorities and interests. Comprehensive coverage of constitutional decisions and statutory regulation is complemented by the latest policy and scholarly debates about such subjects as the evolving regulation of government surveillance, computer and cell phone searches, eyewitness identification, and profiling. Year after year, the book’s focus on current issues has made it the leading choice for teaching criminal procedure.

The book covers such topics as:
  • Arrest, search and seizure
  • Right to counsel
  • Digital surveillance
  • Police interrogation and confessions
  • Undercover investigations
  • Lineups and other Pre-Trial Identification Procedures
  • Grand jury investigation

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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Fourth Edition is a problem-based casebook with a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion.

Thoroughly updated, the Fourth Edition presents:

  • Recent changes to the Model Rules and other new developments in the law governing lawyers, and numerous new examples of recent cases of lawyer misconduct
  • Six new problems on conflicts of interest, a criminal defense lawyer s duty to investigate, prosecutorial investigations, and relationships between lawyers and judges
  • Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail, social media, blogging, and raising capital for law firms by crowdfunding
  • Expanded coverage of the post-recession changes in the legal profession
  • Discussion of the implications for confidentiality of employer monitoring of employees, government monitoring of electronic communications, and hacking of law firm computer systems
  • Deeper coverage of ethical issues for prosecutors
  • Lerman/Schrag/Gupta Model Rules supplement includes 115 practice...
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Six Times More Explosive Than 'Making A Murderer'!

"John Ferak has carved his necessary true-crime niche with another fascinating exploration of unalloyed evil in overlooked places, and a dysfunctional judicial system. A chilling piece of journalism."—Ron Franscell, author of THE DARKEST NIGHT and MORGUE: A LIFE IN DEATH

From The Bestselling Author of BODY OF PROOF and DIXIE'S LAST STAND

Everyone felt the same way: small-town Nebraska widow Helen Wilson didn’t have an ounce of meanness inside her body. Then on February 5, 1985, one of the coldest nights on record, the unthinkable happened. The sixty-eight-year-old resident was murdered inside her second-floor apartment, but why?

Local residents were floored. What type of monster would target a vulnerable widow to fulfill his homicidal sexual fantasies? The crime scene was eerily ritualistic. The trail of evidence turned frustratingly cold until an astonishing breakthrough occurred four years later. A torn scrap of money recovered at the crime scene became the presumed smoking gun that helped solve the hideous crime. The news of six arrests was absolu...
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