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Gold

Written By: Delamaide, Darrell

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This is an entertaining, though ultimately overblown, ride through high-stakes financial skulduggery in the gold-trading corridors of Switzerland, South Africa, New York, London and Moscow. At some point in the near future, Andrew Dumesnil, a reporter for a financial news network, gets a major scoop when one of his stringers reports that revolutionaries have incapacitated South African gold mines. Gold prices go through the roof as Pretoria confirms the report but, strangely, gold supplies seem to keep up with demand. As certain of Dumesnil's associates are found dead or unaccountably incommunicado, he begins to get the queasy feeling that he's been duped. He sets off to investigate firsthand. While his adventures on the gold trail are exciting, a too-neat resolution not only irks the reader but fails to fully resolve the mystery ("The worst had happened and life continued."). Delamaide, a reporter for a financial news network based in Paris segues between boardrooms and newsrooms with a knowledgeable air but, all too often, supposedly intelligent people make banal, breathlessly ingenuous conversation about the imminent collapse of the world's economy. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Can the international monetary system be as exciting a field for catastrophe as an inflamed terrorist plot? The answer is a resounding yes . The nastiness starts when a hard-driving editor for a small but respected financial news wire announces that South Africa's gold mines have been bombed. Warned by his intuition that all is not 14K, he attempts to verify the story and finds evidence of a major hoax . Meanwhile, as Mexico and Brazil careen towards default, the chair of the Federal Reserve takes desperate measures to preserve the American position. There is plenty of detail for those who enjoy the technical readouts of modern communication. Murder and romance round out the plot. In his first novel, Delamaide has reinvigorated the financial wizardry saga so popular in the Seventies . This superlative tale transforms the brass of greed and corruption into golden entertainment. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/89. - Barbara Conaty, Library of Congress Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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I wasn't planning on falling for Ethan Jamison, hell I wasn't planning on our paths ever crossing. He’s the most popular guy at school and a complete player. Me; I’m the perpetual good girl, trying to carry out one last request. But when you make a promise, how far do you go to see it through? ~ Blair It’s a running joke that I’m a terrible liar, if only people knew the truth. My whole life has been spent making excuses and deflecting questions. I was pretty good at it until Blair Thomas entered my world. She saw through the mask that everyone is so willing to accept. She makes me want to tell her all my secrets, but can she promise to keep them? ~ Ethan

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It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping. Taken by handsome Jack Langley to a place known as Freak House, she finds herself under the same roof as a mad scientist, his niece, a mute servant and Jack, a fire starter with a mysterious past. They assure Hannah she is not a prisoner and that they want to help her. The problem is, they think she's the earl's daughter. What will they do when they discover they took the wrong girl?

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Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America’s modern hero and history’s most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil’s life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend – Jay Barbree.Working from 50 years of conversations he had with Neil, from notes, interviews, NASA spaceflight transcripts, and remembrances of those Armstrong trusted, Barbree writes about Neil’s three passions – flight, family, and friends. This is the inside story of Neil Armstrong from the time he flew combat missions in the Korean War and then flew a rocket plane called the X-15 to the edge of space,  to when he saved his Gemini 8 by flying the first emergency return from Earth orbit and then flew Apollo-Eleven to the moon’s Sea of Tranquility. Together Neil and Jay discussed everything, from his love of flying, to the war years, and of course his time in space. The book is full of never-before-seen photos and personal details written down for the first time, including what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, his relationships with the other astronauts, and what he felt the future of space exploration should be.As the only reporter to have covered all 166 American astronaut flights and moon landings Jay knows these events intimately. Neil Armstrong himself said, “Barbree is history’s most experienced space journalist. He is exceptionally well qualified to recall and write the events and emotions of our time.” Through his friendship with Neil and his dedicated research, Barbree brings us the most accurate account of his friend’s life of flight, the book he planned for twenty years.

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In 1967, King Vidor, the esteemed director of such classic films as Duel In The Sun and War and Peace, took on the toughest assignment ever: to solve the mystery behind the scandalous 1922 murder of flamboyant director William Desmond Taylor. Despite an intensive investigation, no killer was ever found, although the cast of suspects was impressive indeed. Was it the beautiful drug-addicted actress Mabel Normand? An up-and-coming young starlet, Mary Miles Minter? The starlet’s mother, Charlotte Shelby? Could it have been the homosexual houseboy? Or a sectary bearing an uncanny resemblance to Taylor’s elusive brother? What Vidor discovered was so explosive, he never revealed the identity of the killer. Now, this mesmerizing account reconstructs the full shocking truth of the murder that was too scandalous even for Hollywood.

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The Midwinter Ball...a time when the lycan packs of the city are required to send an offering to please the Master of the City; a woman. Young, nubile and eager to please the Master in his bed. Only this year, the struggling Trevais pack are all out of young and nubile, forcing Alpha's sister, Cyan Trevais to attend as the Midwinter Offering. Which is fine. Totally cool. Plump and older than all the other offerings, she's got this. No way will the Master be interested in her. She'll be fine. Until she slaps and insults another guest, bringing her to the attention of the Master of the City, who is more than a little interested indeed. An all night kind of interested...

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As a young gay man—and a werepanther—all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jin’s old life doesn’t want to let him go. When his travels bring him to a new city, he crosses paths with the leader of the local were-tribe. Logan Church is a shock and an enigma, and Jin fears that Logan is both the mate he fears and the love of his life. Jin doesn't want to go back to the old ways, and mating would irrevocably tie him to them. But Jin is the mate Logan needs at his side to help him lead his tribe, and he won't give Jin up so easily. It will take time and trust for Jin to discover the joy in belonging to Logan and how to love without restraint.

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James, Harper, and Sasha are products of their environment. Born into a secret organization that runs a global shadow government, and taught to kill since they were small, they find themselves both indispensable and expendable to all the people they used to trust. Twenty-eight year old James Fenici has been an assassin since he was sixteen. He’s amassed debts and favors from countless Company brothers and participated in hundreds of Company jobs. But there are not enough favors in the world to clear his debt and make him worthy of the only girl he’s ever wanted. Eighteen year old Harper Tate is the girl who doesn’t exist. Born and raised on a megayacht in a tropical paradise, she was destined to be a secret until now. No history, no records, and taught to have no opinions or ambition of her own, Harper is suddenly presented with more choices than she can handle. Thirteen year old Sasha Cherlin is the girl who knows everything and understands nothing at all. Her future is filled with vengeance and death, but her dreams are filled with hope and a promise. A promise who no longer wants her. The game is on, the pieces are in place, and the players have everything to lose. But who can you trust when everyone’s a traitor?

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When waitress and would-be actress, Jana Kidd, bumps into the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on, she’s tries to put the vision from her mind. The stranger in the dark suit is rich, powerful and just about the hottest guy in New York to boot. He’s out of her league. But when the dark, mysterious Johnthen Trent crosses her path again, and again, he compels Jana to take notice – whether she wants to or not. Their passionate affair threatens to run away with Jana, and threatens to ruin her big chance to break into TV acting. There’s no turn-on quite like power and money, but Johnthen has the looks, the body and is an expert lover too. The thing is: can she trust the mysterious stranger? Questions and dilemmas begin to overwhelm Jana. Why is Johnthen so private and unpredictable? Who is his “assistant”, Carmen, who never leaves his side? Where did those mysterious scars on his body come from? Above all, what is his connection with the sexy cult-rock singer from years before? Follow Jana’s steamy, rollercoaster relationship with Johnthen Trent, as she struggles to understand the real man beneath the ultra-cool, attractive exterior, while fighting to get her first break as a TV actress.

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Pulse 3 is the sexy, thrilling and romantic final chapter to the Pulse Series. Word has spread. Alice Pratt has been having a secret affair with her boss, billionaire Rafael Barnett. But after Alice's bold move at a business conference in Hawaii, their relationship is brought to light. Alice is demoted to an entry-level internship while Rafael takes a leave of absence away from the company. Time passes. Eventually, the company welcomes Rafael back with open arms. Back in a leadership position, Rafael invites Alice to be his partner not just in life but in business, as well. Things couldn't be going better as the two of them begin to enjoy one another in more ways than one. But things don't go as planned. The demands of running a company begin to take their toll on Rafael. Alice begins to wonder if their relationship will be anything more than what it is Rafael and Alice will have to overcome the final hurdle of expectations and external forces, as well searching their own feelings, in order to finally find what they've been looking for all along. Is their relationship truly built to last? Will they be able to keep their feelings for one another while maintaining their obligations to the people around them? Find out by reading the conclusion of the Pulse Series