Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds, especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. (Read more...)
It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides, and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters; but a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before.
Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder. (Read more...)
In this uplifting memoir, she reveals the story of how losing her legs led her to find a spiritual path. When the Las Vegas native was just nineteen, she contracted bacterial meningitis and was given less than a two percent chance of survival. In a near-death experience, she saw three figures who told her:
You can come with us, or you can stay. No matter what happens in your life, it's all going to make sense in the end. In that moment, Amy chose to live.
The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal, happy family. (Read more...)
Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school. His wife, Kathleen, restores furniture for upscale boutiques. Daniel is away at college on a prestigious music scholarship, and twelve-year-old Olivia is a happy-go-lucky kid whose biggest concern is passing her next math test.
Then comes the phone call that changes everything. Daniel has been killed in what the police are calling a
freak road accident, and the remaining Kaufmans are left to flounder in their grief. The anguish of Daniel's death is isolating, and it's not long before this once-perfect family finds itself falling apart. As time passes and the wound refuses to heal, Curtis becomes obsessed with the idea of revenge, a growing mania that leads him to pack up his life and his anxious teenage daughter and set out on a collision course to right a wrong.