50 Popular and Best Selling Books in 2002

50 Popular and Best Selling Books in 2002

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Title: Good in Bed

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, a novel that's "funny, fanciful, extremely poignant and rich with insight" (The Boston Globe).
Author(s): Jennifer Weiner
ISBN 13: 9780743418171
Pages: 400
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Title: Cold Blooded (New Orleans Thrillers)

His Vengeance Will Be Repeated. . . A woman's slashed, incinerated corpse is found in a seedy New Orleans apartment. Her killer is certain there were no witnesses, unaware that his every move was seen by a beautiful stranger--from her bed in a bayou cottage on the outskirts of town. . . And Repeated. . . Weeks later, another violent vision shatters Olivia Bechet's sleep. Convinced a serial killer is stalking the city, Olivia turns to the authorities. But jaded detective Rick Bentz doesn't believe her--even when a second body turns up, slain in exactly the same bizarre, ritualistic manner Olivia described. . . And Repeated. . . As New Orleans panics in the icy grip of a merciless killer, Olivia is frustrated by Bentz's skepticism--and captivated by her attraction to him. But soon her dreams are invaded by images of another murder. One that has yet to be committed. This time, Olivia recognizes not only the victim's face--but the murderer's. And both are closer than she ever imagined. . .
Author(s): Lisa Jackson
ISBN 13: 9781444713589
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Title: The Nanny Diaries

A satirical glimpse into Manhattan's upper class follows Nanny, a struggling NYU student who takes a position caring for the son of the rich and glamorous X family, as she learns how to juggle a vast array of tasks so that a Park Avenue ...
Author(s): Emma Mclaughlin;Nicola Kraus
ISBN 13: 9780312278588
Pages: 305
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Title: The Shelters of Stone

The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone—are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills.
Author(s): Jean M. Auel
ISBN 13: 9780609610596
Pages: 753
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Title: Fire Ice: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series)

The hero of Serpent and Blue Gold confronts a deadly global plot, in the breathtaking new Kurt Austin adventure.
Author(s): Clive Cussler
ISBN 13: 9780425190647
Pages: 544
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Title: The Beach House

Jack Mullen is a driven student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich, parking the cars of the Hamptons' elite-and perhaps satisfying their more intimate needs as well. Then Peter's body is found on the beach. Jack knows the drowning was no accident, but someone's unlimited power and money have bought the cops, the judges, the system. Now Jack is learning a lesson in justice he never got in law school ... and his astonishing plan to beat the billionaires will have you reeling-and cheering-to the very last page.

Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780446612548
Pages: 384
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Title: Fall On Your Knees

Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love. Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is an epic tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.
Author(s): Ann-Marie MacDonald
ISBN 13: 9780743237185
Pages: 512
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Title: Mission of Honor

When a priest is kidnapped by African militiamen who demand all Catholic missionaries leave Botswana, the Vatican urges Op-Center to investigate. The real purpose of the crime is revealed to be a plan to destabilize the government and seize the nation's diamond mines. With Striker out of commission, Op-Center must reinvent itself and heads into the crossfire of an African war.
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425186701
Pages: 432
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Title: In this Mountain

Father Tim and Cynthia have been at home in Mitford for three years since returning from Whitecap Island. In the little town that's home-away-from-home to millions of readers, life hums along as usual. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet; Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners; and Percy steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Main Street Grill. Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. As he and Cynthia gear up for a year-long ministry across the state line, a series of events sends shock waves through his faith-and the whole town of Mitford. In her seventh novel in the bestselling Mitford Years series, Jan Karon delivers surprises of every kind, including the return of the man in the attic and an ending that no one in Mitford will ever forget.
Author(s): Jan Karon
ISBN 13: 9780670031047
Pages: 382
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Title: The Bourne Identity

His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. Even his name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survival through a bizarre world of murderous conspirators—led by Carlos, the world’s most dangerous assassin. Who is Jason Bourne? The answer may kill him.
Author(s): Robert Ludlum
ISBN 13: 9780553593549
Pages: 599
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Title: The Summons

Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780385339599
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Title: Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island Trilogy Series #3)

<p>In the conclusion to her acclaimed Three Sisters Island trilogy, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts masterfully evokes the quaint charm of New England, weaving a spellbinding tale of true love—and sheer magic...</p> <p>Mia Devlin knows what it’s like to love with your whole heart—and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared—and determined to live without love...</p> <p> The new owner of the island’s only hotel, Sam has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back Mia’s affections. He is puzzled when she greets him with icy indifference—for the chemistry between them is still sizzling and true. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam still burns up her heart. But she’ll need his help—and his powers—to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge. And as the deadline for breaking a centuries-old curse draws near, they must take the first steps toward destiny—and come together to turn back the dark...</p>
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780515132878
Pages: 368
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Title: The Right Words at the Right Time

For everyone who needs a hero or loves a good story, here is an inspiring collection of personal revelations from more than 100 remarkable men and women who share a moment when words changed their lives. Award-winning actress and bestselling author Marlo Thomas is joined by such luminaries as Muhammad Ali, Tom Brokaw, Cal Ripken Jr., Steven Spielberg, Venus Williams, Rudy Giuliani, Toni Morrison, Jack Nicholson, Mel Brooks, Laura Bush, Billy Crystal, Tom Wolfe and Katie Couric, who each tell a story of a crucial turning point in their lives brought about by the right words at the right time. These first-person accounts of challenges and victories can provide guidance to all of us as we come to life's crossroads.
Author(s): Marlo Thomas
ISBN 13: 9780743446495
Pages: 400
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Title: Junie B., First Grader

Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! Something very wonderful is happening to Junie B. And it’s called—hurray, hurray!—she’s getting to be a professional lunch lady! And that means hanging out with Mrs. Gutzman in the cafeteria. And standing behind the counter. And even wearing a real actual hair net! Who knows? Pretty soon she could be the boss of the whole entire lunch operation!
Author(s): Barbara Park
ISBN 13: 9780375802942
Pages: 77
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Title: Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island Trilogy Series #3)

<p>In the conclusion to her acclaimed Three Sisters Island trilogy, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts masterfully evokes the quaint charm of New England, weaving a spellbinding tale of true love—and sheer magic...</p> <p>Mia Devlin knows what it’s like to love with your whole heart—and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared—and determined to live without love...</p> <p> The new owner of the island’s only hotel, Sam has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back Mia’s affections. He is puzzled when she greets him with icy indifference—for the chemistry between them is still sizzling and true. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam still burns up her heart. But she’ll need his help—and his powers—to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge. And as the deadline for breaking a centuries-old curse draws near, they must take the first steps toward destiny—and come together to turn back the dark...</p>
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780515132878
Pages: 368
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Title: Mission of Honor

When a priest is kidnapped by African militiamen who demand all Catholic missionaries leave Botswana, the Vatican urges Op-Center to investigate. The real purpose of the crime is revealed to be a plan to destabilize the government and seize the nation's diamond mines. With Striker out of commission, Op-Center must reinvent itself and heads into the crossfire of an African war.
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425186701
Pages: 432
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Title: Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum Series #8)

"Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a big problem on her hands: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, a shady owner of a seedy bar, is not at all happy. During the divorce proceedings, he and Evelyn had signed a child custody bond, and Steven is demanding the money guaranteed by the bond to find Annie. The money was secured by a mortgage on Evelyn's grandmother's house, and the True Blue Bonds Bail Agency wants to take possession of the house." "Finding a kidnapped child is not an assignment for a bounty hunter. But Evelyn's grandmother lives next door to Stephanie's parents, and Stephanie's mother and grandmother are not about to see their neighbor lose her house because of the abduction." "Even though Stephanie's plate is full with miscreants who missed their court dates, including old nemesis and violent drunk Andy Bender and an elusive little old lady accused of grand theft auto, she can't disappoint Grandma Mazuri. So she follows the trail left by Annie and Evelyn - and finds a lot more than she bargained for. Steven is somehow linked with a very scary Eddie Abruzzi. Trenton cop and on-again, off-again fiance Joe Morelli and Stephanie's mentor and tormentor, Ranger, warn Stephanie about Abruzzi, but it's Abruzzi's eyes and mannerisms that frighten Stephanie most. Stephanie needs Ranger's savvy and expertise, and she's willing to accept his help to find Annie even though it might mean getting too involved with Ranger." Stephanie, Ranger, Lula (who's not going to miss riding with Ranger) and Evelyn's lawyer/laundromat manager set out to find Annie. The search turns out to be a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds' agent, a Rangerette known as Jeanne Ellen Burrows, and the Abruzzi crew. Not to mention the fact that there's a killer rabbit on the loose.
Author(s): Janet Evanovich
ISBN 13: 9780312983864
Pages: 352
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Title: The Dive from Clausens Pier

How much do we owe the people we love? Is it a sign of strength or weakness to walk away from someone in need? These questions lie at the heart of Ann Packer’s intimate and emotionally thrilling new novel, which has won its author comparisons with Jane Hamilton and Sue Miller.
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN 13: 9780375727139
Pages: 413
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Title: Summer Light

Wedding planner May Taylor, who is raising her daughter Kylie, a gifted five year old who can see and hear things others cannot, no longer believes in the magic of true love until her daughter's visions lead her to notorious professional ...
Author(s): Luanne Rice
ISBN 13: 9780553582659
Pages: 462
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Title: Dragons of a Vanished Moon

The third volume in the War of Souls trilogy finds a small band of heroes turning to the Dragon Overlord Malys for help in fighting the invincible warrior Mina who has decided to move against Sanction. Book 3.
Author(s): Margaret Weis;Tracy Hickman
ISBN 13: 9780786929504
Pages: 629
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Title: You Cannot Be Serious

John McEnroe stunned the tennis elite when he came out of nowhere to make the Wimbledon semifinals at the age of eighteen-and just a few years later, he was ranked number one in the world. You Cannot Be Serious is McEnroe at his most personal, a no-holds-barred examination of Johnny Mac, the kid from Queens, and his "wild ride" through the world of professional tennis at a boom time when players were treated like rock stars. A no-holds-barred, intimate memoir by the bad boy of tennis describes his rise to success in the world of professional tennis, his controversial on-court behavior, his marriages to actress Tatum O'Neal and pop star Patty Smyth, and his ...
Author(s): John McEnroe;James Kaplan
ISBN 13: 9780425190081
Pages: 352
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Title: Forever... : A Novel of Good and Evil, Love and Hope (Forever Trilogy)

From A Knight in Shining Armor to The Mulberry Tree, Jude Deveraux's bestsellers sparkle with stunning originality, heartfelt wit, and adventurous passion. Now, this superb storyteller mixes the flavor of a classic fairy tale with a very modern love story -- set in a town locked in the shadows of an abiding evil -- in this imaginative new novel. Forever... Darci Monroe overcame a childhood of neglect with an ebullient spirit, a positive attitude...and extraordinary determination. Now the resourceful young woman, hired as Adam Montgomery's personal assistant, devotes more than just professional attention to this devastatingly handsome millionaire. But one thing bars Adam from accepting Darci's love: he is intent on discovering the secret of his parents' disappearance, for she possesses the otherworldly abilities needed to help him fight a terrifying mistress of the dark arts.
Author(s): Jude Deveraux
ISBN 13: 9780671014209
Pages: 384
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Title: Twisted Roots (De Beers Series #3)

The perfect family...and the perfect nightmare.

TWISTED ROOTS

From the outside, Hannah Eaton seems to live a charmed life in wealthy Palm Beach, Florida, with her mother, Willow, a renowned psychologist, and her stepfather. But deep inside, she is miserable and lonely. She's been abandoned by her father, a pretentious lawyer whose family wants nothing to do with her. Now, the arrival of a new baby brother has consumed her mother, who is obsessed with caring for the sickly infant. And so, Hannah slips further into the shadows....

With the help of her boyfriend and her uncle, Hannah sets out for New Orleans to follow her dreams of singing. But life on the road holds many dark surprises — and shattering realities that Hannah herself may not be ready to face....

Author(s): V. C. Andrews
ISBN 13: 9780743428583
Pages: 416
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Title: Nights in Rodanthe

Adrienne Willis is forty-five and has been divorced for three years, abandoned by her husband for a younger woman. The trials of raising her teenage children and caring for her sick father have worn her down, but at the request of a friend and in hopes of a respite, she’s gone to the coastal village of Rodanthe in North Carolina’s outer banks to tend the local inn for the weekend. <br> With a major storm brewing, the time away doesn’t look promising…until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives.<br> <br> At fifty-four, Paul is a successful surgeon but in the previous six months his life has unraveled into something he doesn’t recognize. Estranged from his son and recently divorced, he’s sold his practice and his home and has journeyed to this isolated coastal town in hopes of closing a painful chapter in his past, completely unaware that his life is about to change forever.<br> <br> Adrienne and Paul come together as the storm gathers strength over Rodanthe, but what begins between them over the weekend will resonate throughout the rest of their lives, intertwining past and future, love and loss.
Author(s): Nicholas Sparks
ISBN 13: 9780446612708
Pages: 240
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Title: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You

If you’ve never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you’ll love this new expanded and updated one.

Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better:

  • Every Law of Leadership has been sharpened and updated
  • Seventeen new leadership stories are included
  • Two new Laws of Leadership are introduced
  • New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths—and weaknesses
  • New application exercises in every chapter will help you grow

Why would Dr. Maxwell make changes to his best-selling book?

“A book is a conversation between the author and reader,” says Maxwell. “It’s been ten years since I wrote The 21 Laws of Leadership. I’ve grown a lot since then. I’ve taught these laws in dozens of countries around the world. This new edition gives me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned.”

Author(s): John C. Maxwell
ISBN 13: 9780785288374
Pages: 336
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Title: Scrooge Wore Spurs

Scrooge Wore Spurs, by Dailey, Janet. Scrooge Wore Spurs, by Dailey, Janet Four Christmas Angels: As hard as the land he works, rancher Eben MacCallister has devoted his life and sacrificed his happiness to making his ranch profitable. Now, with an unscrupulous banker threatening to foreclose on his land, Eben can only hope that his late sister has left him the money she took years ago before she abandoned him. But Eben's inheritance is a far cry from what he expected: four hungry kids with enough sass, energy, and questions to make ranching look easy ... Maggie knows she shouldn't laugh, but the, sight of Eben trying to feed a squawking baby while corralling three more untamed little ones is poetic justice. Once, Maggie hoped to raise kids of their own with Eben ... before life hardened his heart and turned them from lovers into sparring partners. She can't imagine how Eben will become both mommy and daddy to a pack of wounded kids. But at Christmas, wishes have a way of coming true, and hearts have a way of healing especially when love is waiting patiently under the tree.
Author(s): Janet Dailey
ISBN 13: 9780821772256
Pages: 352
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Title: From a Buick 8

Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9780743417686
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Title: Once a Thief

While preparing for the showing of the Bannister collection, exhibit director Morgan West has a late-night run-in with international cat burgler Quinn, and also experiences strong premonitions of danger as the display opening draws closer. With a priceless collection at stake...Is everything for the taking? It had taken centuries for Max Bannister’s family to acquire their treasures, and now he’s been asked to risk his collection as bait for a master criminal. For his own reasons, Max allows a public exhibition, and to protect the family fortune he must rely on the skills of his half brother—a world-class security expert—and his smart and savvy exhibit director, Morgan West. But almost immediately, Morgan comes face-to-face with the mysterious Quinn, Interpol’s most wanted thief for the past decade—and a man who makes it very clear he has an eye on the Bannister collection. And if that’s not enough, Morgan begins to realize that she’s surrounded by secrets and lies, and that someone very close to Max is moving behind the scenes, intent on murder as well as robbery...someone whose ultimate plan threatens to ruin them all.
Author(s): Kay Hooper
ISBN 13: 9780553585117
Pages: 326
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Title: Blindsighted

The killer strikes in plain sight . . . but you'll never see it coming.

The mutilation murder of a young college professor paralyzes a tiny Georgian community. This hideous crime is the worst thing small-town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton has ever seen—but only when the autopsy is complete is the intricate, terrible genius of a profoundly twisted psychopath truly revealed. As Sara's ex-husband—Heartsdale police chief Jeffrey Tolliver—pursues an elusive fiend, Lena Adams—the victim's sister and the county's only female detective—swears she'll have her personal vengeance. But their worst fears are realized by the macabre crucifixion of a second local woman: there is a serial slayer in their midst, one whose identity is hidden somewhere in Sara Linton's secret past. And this killer has no intention of stopping . . . and will not be stopped.

Author(s): Karin Slaughter
ISBN 13: 9780062021878
Pages: 464
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Title: Going Home

Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780373218486
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Title: Blessings

When a teenage couple abandons their baby at the gate of the estate owned by Lydia Blessing, Skip Cuddy, the estate caretaker, decides to raise the child himself, a decision that has a profound effect on the lives of everyone in the ...
Author(s): Anna Quindlen
ISBN 13: 9780345468697
Pages: 304
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Title: Thanksgiving on Thursday

Jack and Annie travel in their magic treehouse to the year 1621, where they celebrate the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians in the New Plymouth Colony.
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN 13: 9780375806155
Pages: 73
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Title: Strangers

A surgeon, a writer, a motel-keeper, a priest and a thief; they have nothing in common - nothing but one hot summer night at the Tranquillity Motel: a night filled with unending terror; a night when an awesome power stripped them of their memories. Now the evil is creeping back into their minds. Slowly, tauntingly, maddeningly, they are recalling the unspeakable events of that fateful moonlit evening. And as the vision of evil grows clearer, the guests of the Tranquillity Motel seek each other out. Some of them will not live to face the power head on. But some will - in a terror-packed climax unlike anything ever experienced before...
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780425233597
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Title: Eden Burning

Paradise calls to Chase Wilcox. A man of science, escaping the destruction of his own personal world, he is drawn to the lush beauty of the island of Hawaii and the secrets it holds. Here he intends to immerse himself in his work . . . and somehow heal and forget. A research assistant, an artist, and a dancer, Nicole Ballard also hides a secret pain. Together on an important scientific project in the moist, verdant heart of a tropical wonderland, both she and Chase will be forced to confront their own lingering inner darkness. But in the shadows of Mount Kilauea, a passion that burns like fire will erupt, as unpredictable and dangerous as the living volcano, transforming the very landscape of their lives.
Author(s): Elizabeth Lowell
ISBN 13: 9780380789955
Pages: 400
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Title: The Murder Book

A classic story of good and evil, sacrifice and sin, "The Murder Book is a gripping page-turner that illuminates the darkest corridors of the human mind. It is a stunning tour de force. "From the Hardcover edition.
Author(s): Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN 13: 9780345508546
Pages: 614
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Title: Red Rabbit

Long before he was President or head of the CIA, before he fought terrorist attacks on the Super Bowl or the White House, even before a submarine named Red October made its perilous way across the Atlantic, Jack Ryan was an historian, teacher, and recent ex-Marine temporarily living in England while researching a book. A series of deadly encounters with an IRA splinter group had brought him to the attention of the CIA's Deputy Director, Vice Admiral James Greer—as well as his counterpart with the British SIS, Sir Basil Charleston—and when Greer asked him if he wanted to come aboard as a freelance analyst, Jack was quick to accept. The opportunity was irresistible, and he was sure he could fit it in with the rest of his work. And then Jack forgot all about the rest of his work, because one of his first assignments was to help debrief a high-level Soviet defector, and the defector told an amazing tale: Top Soviet officials, including Yuri Andropov, were planning to assassinate the Pope, John Paul II.
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425191187
Pages: 636
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Title: Blindsighted

The killer strikes in plain sight . . . but you'll never see it coming.

The mutilation murder of a young college professor paralyzes a tiny Georgian community. This hideous crime is the worst thing small-town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton has ever seen—but only when the autopsy is complete is the intricate, terrible genius of a profoundly twisted psychopath truly revealed. As Sara's ex-husband—Heartsdale police chief Jeffrey Tolliver—pursues an elusive fiend, Lena Adams—the victim's sister and the county's only female detective—swears she'll have her personal vengeance. But their worst fears are realized by the macabre crucifixion of a second local woman: there is a serial slayer in their midst, one whose identity is hidden somewhere in Sara Linton's secret past. And this killer has no intention of stopping . . . and will not be stopped.

Author(s): Karin Slaughter
ISBN 13: 9780062021878
Pages: 464
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Title: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You

If you’ve never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you’ll love this new expanded and updated one.

Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better:

  • Every Law of Leadership has been sharpened and updated
  • Seventeen new leadership stories are included
  • Two new Laws of Leadership are introduced
  • New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths—and weaknesses
  • New application exercises in every chapter will help you grow

Why would Dr. Maxwell make changes to his best-selling book?

“A book is a conversation between the author and reader,” says Maxwell. “It’s been ten years since I wrote The 21 Laws of Leadership. I’ve grown a lot since then. I’ve taught these laws in dozens of countries around the world. This new edition gives me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned.”

Author(s): John C. Maxwell
ISBN 13: 9780785288374
Pages: 336
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Title: Red Rabbit

Long before he was President or head of the CIA, before he fought terrorist attacks on the Super Bowl or the White House, even before a submarine named Red October made its perilous way across the Atlantic, Jack Ryan was an historian, teacher, and recent ex-Marine temporarily living in England while researching a book. A series of deadly encounters with an IRA splinter group had brought him to the attention of the CIA's Deputy Director, Vice Admiral James Greer—as well as his counterpart with the British SIS, Sir Basil Charleston—and when Greer asked him if he wanted to come aboard as a freelance analyst, Jack was quick to accept. The opportunity was irresistible, and he was sure he could fit it in with the rest of his work.
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780399148705
Pages: 618
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Title: Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross Series #8)

On the verge of resigning from the D.C. police force, Detective Alex Cross knows he can't refuse this case. His partner John Sampson has a friend who has been framed for murder and is facing the gas chamber. His accusers? The United States Army. As a new woman in Cross's life brings him hope in the face of a devastating loss at home, Cross and Sampson go up against codes of honor and silence and three ruthless killers. But a bigger threat lies in wait: Their controller, a lethal genius who will introduce Cross to new depths of terror . . the last of the FOUR BLIND MICE.

Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780446613262
Pages: 416
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Title: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You

If you’ve never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you’ll love this new expanded and updated one.

Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better:

  • Every Law of Leadership has been sharpened and updated
  • Seventeen new leadership stories are included
  • Two new Laws of Leadership are introduced
  • New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths—and weaknesses
  • New application exercises in every chapter will help you grow

Why would Dr. Maxwell make changes to his best-selling book?

“A book is a conversation between the author and reader,” says Maxwell. “It’s been ten years since I wrote The 21 Laws of Leadership. I’ve grown a lot since then. I’ve taught these laws in dozens of countries around the world. This new edition gives me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned.”

Author(s): John C. Maxwell
ISBN 13: 9780785288374
Pages: 336
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Title: Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed

<p><b>Now updated with new material that brings the killer's picture into clearer focus.</b></p> <p>In the fall of 1888, all of London was held in the grip of unspeakable terror.&nbsp; An elusive madman calling himself Jack the Ripper was brutally butchering women in the slums of London’s East End.&nbsp; Police seemed powerless to stop the killer, who delighted in taunting them and whose crimes were clearly escalating in violence from victim to victim.&nbsp; And then the Ripper’s violent spree seemingly ended as abruptly as it had begun.&nbsp; He had struck out of nowhere and then vanished from the scene.&nbsp; Decades passed, then fifty years, then a hundred, and the Ripper’s bloody sexual crimes became anemic and impotent fodder for puzzles, mystery weekends, crime conventions, and so-called “Ripper Walks” that end with pints of ale in the pubs of Whitechapel.&nbsp; But to number-one <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell, the Ripper murders are not cute little mysteries to be transformed into parlor games or movies but rather a series of terrible crimes that no one should get away with, even after death.&nbsp; Now Cornwell applies her trademark skills for meticulous research and scientific expertise to dig deeper into the Ripper case than any detective before her—and reveal the true identity of this fabled Victorian killer.</p> <p>In <i>Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed</i>, Cornwell combines the rigorous discipline of twenty-first century police investigation with forensic techniques undreamed of during the late Victorian era to solve one of the most infamous and difficult serial murder cases in history.&nbsp; Drawing on unparalleled access to original Ripper evidence, documents, and records, as well as archival, academic, and law-enforcement resources, FBI profilers, and top forensic scientists, Cornwell reveals that Jack the Ripper was none other than a respected painter of his day, an artist now collected by some of the world’s finest museums: Walter Richard Sickert.</p> <p>It has been said of Cornwell that no one depicts the human capability for evil better than she.&nbsp; &nbsp;Adding layer after layer of circumstantial evidence to the physical evidence discovered by modern forensic science and expert minds, Cornwell shows that Sickert, who died peacefully in his bed in 1942, at the age of 81, was not only one of Great Britain’s greatest painters but also a serial killer, a damaged diabolical man driven by megalomania and hate.&nbsp; She exposes Sickert as the author of the infamous Ripper letters that were written to the Metropolitan Police and the press.&nbsp; Her detailed analysis of his paintings shows that his art continually depicted his horrific mutilation of his victims, and her examination of this man’s birth defects, the consequent genital surgical interventions, and their effects on his upbringing present a casebook example of how a psychopathic killer is created.</p> <p><b>New information and startling revelations detailed in <i>Portrait of a Killer</i> include:</b></p> <p>- How a year-long battery of more than 100 DNA tests—on samples drawn by Cornwell’s forensics team in September 2001 from original Ripper letters and Sickert documents—yielded the first shadows of the 75- to 114 year-old genetic evid...</p>
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN 13: 9780425192733
Pages: 528
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Title: Guinness World Records 2003

Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.
Author(s): Claire Folkard
ISBN 13: 9780553586367
Pages: 544
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Title: Prey

Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780066214122
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Title: The Sopranos Family Cookbook

Home to the finest in Napolitan' cuisine and Essex County's best kept secret. Now Artie Bucco, la cucina's master chef and your personal host, invites you to a special feast...with a little help from his friends.
Author(s): Artie Bucco;Allen Rucker;Michele Scicolone;David Chase
ISBN 13: 9780446530576
Pages: 208
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Title: The Lovely Bones

" So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her ...
Author(s): Alice Sebold
ISBN 13: 9780316044936
Pages: 368
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Title: Bush at war

Award-winning author and journalist Bob Woodward turns his attention to the presidency of George W. Bush. Before the acts of terrorism on 11 September, George W. Bush's presidency had been beset by numerous problems. Not only was it in many peoples eyes invalid, very few people took him seriously as a world statesman. Then following one violent mindless act of terrorism, George W. Bush became a president that his country could rely on, one they felt they could trust to lead them through these difficult times. And the world saw a man who was decisive and resolute, a president who was seemingly determined to route out the people who had carried out the heinous acts. But one year after the attacks how has the 44th President of the United States fared? And what were the actual behind the scenes discussions that took place whilst the country was rocked by the crisis?
Author(s): Bob Woodward
ISBN 13: 9780743204736
Pages: 376
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Title: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
Author(s): Ken Park
ISBN 13: 9780886878825
Pages: 1008
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Title: The Christmas Train

om Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any chance of arriving in Los Angeles in time for Christmas with his girlfriend. To finance the trip, he sells a story about a train ride taken during the Christmas season. Thereupon begins one of the most hilarious-and heartwarming-journeys ever told. Along the way, Tom encounters a ridiculous cast of characters, unexpected romance, and an avalanche that changes everyone's Christmas plans. As the mighty Southwest Chief chugs along, Tom learns what really makes the holiday special in a remarkable novel that will charm all who read it. David Baldacci's most recent novel, Last Man Standing, has more than 650,000 copies in print and hit #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. It will be published in mass market in 9/02 and will contain a teaser chapter from The Christmas Train. There are over 30 million copies of David Baldacci's novels in print worldwide.
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN 13: 9781455532940
Pages: 352
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Title: The Sopranos Family Cookbook

Home to the finest in Napolitan' cuisine and Essex County's best kept secret. Now Artie Bucco, la cucina's master chef and your personal host, invites you to a special feast...with a little help from his friends.
Author(s): Artie Bucco;Allen Rucker;Michele Scicolone;David Chase
ISBN 13: 9780446530576
Pages: 208
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Title: Hornet Flight

Author(s): Ken Follett
ISBN 13: 9780451222299
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Title: A Long Way from Home

The television journalist describes life growing up in the heart of the American Midwest and his early journalism career in the 1960s, reflecting on the people, places, culture, and values that shaped him and continue to shape him today.
Author(s): Tom Brokaw
ISBN 13: 9780375759352
Pages: 256
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Title: One Door Away from Heaven

Hailed as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and popular work yet. At the height of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has won the acclaim of critics as well as the allegiance of millions of fans the world over, transforming the greatest fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of dazzling originality and emotional resonance. Now, with the stunning depth and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one of his most gripping and richly imagined novels to date—an intoxicating story of adventure and suspense, mystery and revelation, told with humor, heart, and high art.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780553582758
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Title: Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

More than 900 new recipes—1,200 in all—reflect current eating habits and lifestyles. 500 new photos—more than 700 in all—including 60 percent more of finished food than the last edition. Dozens of new recipes offer ethnic flavors, fresh ingredients, or vegetarian appeal. Many recipes feature make-ahead directions or quick-to-the-table meals. New chapter provides recipes for crockery cookers. Efficient, easy-to-read format, with recipes categorized into 21 chapters, each thoroughly indexed for easy reference. Expanded chapter on cooking basics includes advice on food safety, menu planning, table setting, and make-ahead cooking, plus a thorough glossary on ingredients and techniques.
Author(s): Jennifer Darling
ISBN 13: 9780696212901
Pages: 574
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