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New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston has captivated millions of readers with her sprawling, sensuous novels about the two opposing dynasties of Bitter Creek, Texas -- the Blackthornes and the Creeds. Now in her highly anticipated hardcover debut, Johnston tells an impassioned story of love and danger, ambition and family, that features the popular character Luke Creed, a young man who has turned his back on his family's ranch to pursue his fortune as an attorney at Houston's most powerful law firm.
Even though the stress and the punishing hours of his job as a litigation associate at DeWitt & Blackthorne have cost him his marriage and quality time with his two young daughters, Luke Creed remains fiercely driven to succeed. When Luke takes on the defense of a pharmaceutical company in an explosive wrongful death suit that could make or break his career, he is surprised to find himself squared off against the woman he has always loved, Amy Hazeltine Nash, his high school sweetheart. A single mother recovering from a failed marriage, Amy is a passionate advocate for her bereaved client and is shocked that once-rebellious Luke is now a member of the Establishment, representing corporate interests. But Amy cannot deny the feelings that seeing Luke rekindles in her heart.
Concerned that his client may be lying, Luke investigates the case more closely, which means spending more time with Amy with whom a new romance begins to blossom. But when one of Luke's colleagues dies under suspicious circumstances, he finds he is in danger of losing not only the case but his life. With help from Amy and a trio of fearless colleagues, Luke delves into a dangerous web of corruption that involves his client and his firm. In doing so he has no choice but to question the price of his own ambitions.
From the towering skyscrapers of Houston to the majestic plains of south Texas ranch country, The Price sweeps readers into a powerfully engrossing, passionate novel that will keep them on the edge of their seats as it explores the questions of what is truly important in life and how high a price a person is willing to pay to achieve his or her ambitions.
Tony Colletti, a good suburban cop and father, finds himself drawn into the controversy over vaccines and autism when he tries to uncover the truth behind the shadowy Vaccine Court. His dangerous journey forces him to will risk his life and honor while confronting corrupt government officials, the powerful pharmaceutical industry, and disturbing elements of his own past. Colletti and his allies battle spies, Russian gangsters, and sexual predators preying upon disabled children. They go to war against foes who manipulate the media, fabricate scientific research, and viciously attack those who question vaccine safety.

In this gripping novel, government and industry have formed an unholy alliance that places profit ahead of children’s health, one that makes ordinary Americans fight back to protect their families and the ideals of justice. Echoing the infamous Minimata, Japan, mercury poisoning tragedy, The Autism War shows how history can repeat when humanity fails to heed the lessons of the past.

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For Ronit Levy, leaving Israel appears to be the only way of escaping her ex-boyfriend’s unrelenting barrage of assaults. Reconciliation is totally out of the question. She desperately yearns for a lasting inner-peace, a peace without further threat of emotional anguish. However, her psychopathic ex-lover, John Rothman, is determined to exact his bloody revenge on the only woman who ever walked out on him. In his drugged state, he concocts a sadistic plan to bring closure to the matter. With her disabled brother entrusted into the care of a family friend, Ronit leaves for her new post in Tal Basta, Egypt. The Al-Radah-Corporation, a pharmaceutical monolith, is Ronit’s sanctuary; a place where she can develop her career and put the pieces of her shattered life back together.

The tranquility of her new surroundings coupled with the gracious company of her colleague, Casey Rolf, help to put things into perspective. For a short time, she enjoys the relative calm of life in modern day Egypt. As an assistant to the leading research scientists at the facility, Ronit quickly settles into a routine. However, things soon take a dramatic twist. With an iron curtain enshrouding the research department ́s projects, and a ubiquitous armed guard presence outside the laboratories, Ronit begins to question the nature of the activities at the corporation.

Quite unexpectedly, during one of her investigative exploits, she stumbles upon a harrowing plot of unimaginable evil. Forced into a deadly game of cat and mouse, she must outwit her assailants every step of the way. From the terrifying darkness of the laboratory, to the heart wrenching chase scenes along the catwalks, Ronit must avoid detection by a cold-blooded murderer. In the sinister world of the Al-Radah-Corporation, where the scientists have carte-blanche to overstep the boundaries of acceptable ethical conduct, it is up to her to stand her ground. Against this backdrop of treachery, and the perversion of medical science, Ronit fears the worst is yet to come.

She must convince her cynical ally, Casey Rolf, of her suspicions, but even he has a startling confession to make. In an adrenalin-loaded race against the clock, the story tracks the shocking discoveries of Ronit Levy and Casey Rolf. Their nerve-racking pursuits, filled with extraordinary twists and turns, are an endeavor to discover the macabre truth lurking beneath the veneer of the multinational corporation. With imminent disaster of unprecedented proportions about to unfold, the duo risk life and limb, in an all-out effort to dismantle the enemy operation. A neo-fascist research department gone berserk: a place where narcissism and megalomania reign supreme - a place called the Al-Radah-Corporation. Terror has a new playground, come and see for yourself...

Circle of Lies is a hot new thriller from newcomer Douglas Alan, featuring John Delaney, an ex-NYPD detective turned lawyer and his lovely wife Katherine Adams, a tough but sexy Atlanta lawyer who gives as good as she gets. They're an unstoppable team with a love of adventure but no love for the bad guys.

Delaney is asked to defend Ted Jordan, a childhood friend who has been arrested for the torture and murder of his law partner. Jordan adamantly maintains his innocence but the police have traced his fingerprints to the dead man's house and a half-million dollars to his bank account. On his way to interview Jordan at the jail, Delaney is approached by a mysterious woman who identifies herself as Ted's friend. She offers to post his bond and warns Delaney to be careful if anyone from the Tissinger Corporation contacts him in connection with the case.

Ted insists he has been set up by Tissinger because he accidentally stumbled onto data showing they deliberately concealed information about suicides in a test group for their latest depression medication.

As Delaney and Adams start to dig, they are confronted by an NSA agent who tires to warn them off. When a second dead body is found in Jordan's condominium and Jordan disappears they are left with more questions than answers. But Delaney isn't someone who takes no for an answer and he and Katherine will stop at nothing to find the truth.

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