370 pages, 178 of 187 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Sammy, a 14-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion.
Plucked off the streets, he is thrust into the rigorously-disciplined environment of Psion Beta headquarters. As a new Beta, Sammy must hone his newfound abilities using holographic fighting simulations, stealth training missions, and complex war games. His fellow trainees are other kids competing to prove their worth so they can graduate and contribute to the war effort.
But the stifling competition at headquarters isolates Sammy from his peers. Learning to use his incredible powers is difficult enough, but when things go horribly wrong on a routine training mission, he must rely on the other Betas to stay alive.
The Silent War is at a tipping point; even one boy can be the difference.
But to do so, he must survive.
196 pages, 23 of 26 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
For hundreds of years, unseen aliens have abducted humans from their homes, leaving no trace of their existence behind. When they abduct his sister, David Paxton joins the Space Fleet. Out on patrol, he becomes the first person to see an alien ship and while attempting to shoot it down, accidentally kills his wing man and best friend.
Then, the abductions stop. The aliens communicate their intentions to return all living persons and never abduct a human again. Thousands of people come home. But some, including Paxton’s sister, never return. Fifteen years later, Paxton never gives up hope that his sister is alive and being held by the aliens.
When a deep space outpost detects evidence of the unseen aliens and finally pinpoints the location of the former prison planet–complete with signs of human life–the discovery sets off a chain of events that will ultimately unravel the narrative of the past two centuries as Paxton races to uncover the horrible truth behind what really happened to the Unreturned.
313 pages, 62 of 78 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
380 pages, 49 of 62 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A powerful, corrupt group of individuals have set their sights on Murhkin Mocado to help carry out a nefarious scheme. Born of relentless greed and hunger for power, these men are willing to sacrifice countless lives to bring their insidious plans to fruition. However, the purveyors of evil deeds are also being watched by one Joelle Barstow, an operative well versed in the tradecraft of industrial espionage. Initially sent to gather information on the CEO of a specific corporation, Barstow rapidly gets in over her head and uncovers a web of deceit involving big business and government.
Once Barstow crosses paths with Murhkin Mocado her skills are pushed to the limit, as she tries desperately to navigate this dangerous and deadly world. Mocado, expertly manipulated by his devious handlers, initiates a chain of events leading to one of the worst man-made ecological disasters the world has ever known. Will the pair escape with their lives in order to bring those responsible to justice?
7 of 7 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Corny Myers has a unique psychic ability; she can communicate with animals.
In the pursuit of the perfect Christmas getaway in Victoria BC; Corny steals a tour bus; returns a flock of stolen Flamingos to their favorite lake; buys Steve, her tough-as-nails Seattle cop boyfriend, front row seats to the Cirque du Soleil; and she gets a bright and shiny new key.
420 pages, 8 of 8 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
B. J. Edwards’ controversial and scathing satire of higher education, The Land-Grant, recounts the comical adventures of Dr. Hulden Harrison, a mildly neurotic and helplessly cynical professor of electrical engineering at a large, public, state university, as he battles the institutional bureaucracy, the Athletic Department, unscrupulous colleagues, and, ultimately, himself. His busy academic life suits him well, until he stumbles into the low-level administrative position of Associate Department Head, initiating a rapidly accelerating downward spiral of cynicism as he becomes embroiled in one mind-numbing task after another. Ultimately, he winds up chairing a committee charged with the construction of a new science and engineering building, which ultimately results in his stumbling onto a mystery involving an alleged misappropriation funds, pointing in the direction of the upper echelons of university administration.
The Land-Grant is a crash-course in university life, as seen through the eyes of an idealistic dreamer turned chronic cynic by ten years of university hypocrisy. If you have ever wanted to know what really goes on behind the noble facade at a major, land-grant university, this is the book to read. It will leave you laughing… and crying.
400 pages, 9 of 9 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
On a summer night in 1812, a boy sets fire to a house in Paris before escaping over the rooftops. Carrying vital intelligence about Napoleon’s Russian campaign, he heads for England. But landing in Kent, he is beaten almost to death.
The Foreign Secretary, Lord Castlereagh, is desperate for the boy’s information. He is even more desperate, however, to track down the boy’s assailant – a sadistic French agent who knows far too much about Castlereagh’s intelligence network.
Captain George Shuster is a veteran of the Peninsula, an aide-de-camp to Wellington, now recalled from the continent and struggling to adjust to civilian life. Thomas Jesuadon is a dissolute, living on the fringes of society, but with an unrivalled knowledge of the seamy underside of the capital. Setting out to trace the boy’s attacker, they journey from the slums of London to the Scottish coast, following a trail of havoc, betrayal, official incompetence and murder. It takes an unlikely encounter with a frightened young woman to give them the breakthrough that will turn the hunter into the hunted.
Meanwhile, the boy travels the breadth of Europe in the wake of the Grande Armée, witnessing at first hand the ruination they leave behind and the awful price of Napoleon’s ambition.
320 pages, 15 of 16 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Former Deputy Billy Lafitte is a no-good, grits-for-brains, despicable and dangerous traitor Special Agent Franklin Rome is sure of it. So sure, in fact, that he’s willing to investigate outside departmental bounds. Willing to blackmail and bribe his fellow lawmen into helping him. Willing to ferret Lafitte out of whatever snake-hole he’s hidden himself in, and do what the too-lax government wouldn’t let him do back in Yellow Medicine county, just months ago…
And Rome’s plan is working. Squeeze a man’s ex-wife, especially an ex-wife as unstable as Ginny Lafitte, and watch her overprotective man appear from thin air to stand by his family. No matter that Rome s had to bend a few rules in order to make it happen; Billy’s end will justify Rome’s means.
Of course, Rome didn’t count on Billy riding in to save the day on a turquoise motorcycle with a beard, fifty extra pounds of muscle, and the weight of a man named Steel God at his back. Nor did he think Billy would go and get himself caught up with paint-huffing, knife-wielding rednecks. And Rome certainly never predicted that a broken-hearted, vengeful woman named Colleen would be just as hot for Lafitte’s blood as he is…
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