In the chaotic last days of the war a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find: his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. (Read more...)
Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine, an equine master race. With the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food.
With only hours to spare, one of the Army's last great cavalrymen, American colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision, with General George Patton's blessing: to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed's small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses.
Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. (Read more...)
Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him.
The real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help, and Mary DiNunzio is on the case. Soon Mary becomes Patrick's true champion and his only hope for security and justice.
But there is more to the story than meets the eye, and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems. With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary DiNunzio might have found the case that can make her a true protector, or break her heart...
As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department, Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does. (Read more...)
The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens, discovered in a local cemetery. More shocking than the girl's injuries, for Maggie at least, is the fact that no one has reported her missing. She and the detectives assigned to the case (including her cop ex-husband) are determined to follow every lead, run down every scrap of evidence. But the monster they seek is watching every move, closer to them than they could possibly imagine.
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