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Something Very Wild
New Orleans Legacy, Book 2
Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 9 Min.
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Chloe Galen, the family wild-child, has been expelled from college for the third time and returns to New Orleans with her tail between her legs. That's one time too many for her society matriach mother. When Mama cuts the purse strings, Chloe sets out to prove she can finish college on her own. Using her passion for art and creative ability to stay alive, she takes a job in a gallery and lands in the middle of international art fraud, unaware her fellow students and co-workers aren't as honest as they appear.
While attempting to join up with her lover Matt Jorgensen as he joins Confederate Calvary, Ginny McBride is hit by a musketball from a Union rifle. She develops amnesia, losing all memory as to who and where she is. Matt spends his military time trying to find her. When she returns to herself, she in turn tries to find Matt. It is a story that also engulfs the Western folklore of Jesse James, Cole Younger and his brothers and Belle (Starr) Shirley as they became legends.
When a croupier is murdered on the Choctaw Gambler Riverboat Casino, State Bureau of Investigation Agent Jim Wills invites newspaper reporter Jancy Dewhurst to accompany him to the scene. The dead croupier resembles casino owner Jesse Chase, a former friend and business associate of ranching tycoon Tyrone Gideon. Tyrone’s son G.C., heir apparent to the Gideon empire, has hired a man to murder Chase. G.C. ran up a debt aboard Gambler, refused to pay, and was banned from the facility.
Robyn Kelly deals with conflict all the time in her role as Patient Relations Manager for Madrona Bay Hospital. But when newly-admitted patient, Congressman Jake Hamilton, is found murdered in his room, Robyn's world is turned upside down. Despite orders from police detective Matthew Pierce to stay out of the investigation, Robyn searches for the murderer on her own.
Cub reporter Jancy Dewhurst has a plan for her life. One more year working for the Clarion, and she can leave behind the university town of Bishop, Oklahoma, to land her dream job as an overseas wire correspondent. But then her first homicide scene sets her on the trail of a serial killer and throws her together with Agent Jim Wills - a natty state cop with an attitude to match his good looks, who has no use for "meddling" reporters.
A getaway weekend to a bayou bed-n-breakfast seems the perfect spot for New Orleans former playboy Ethan Galen to get acquainted with a nice girl for a change and take care of a little business too. But when a fellow guest vanishes into the swamp, his plan to resurrect his reputation and family fortune hits a snag. The object of his affection turns out to be Cora Dearing, a would-be reporter for the newspaper responsible for his family's disgrace.
On the eve of tourist season in the resort community of Doo County, Wisconsin, a killer is targeting young blond women, leaving their strangled bodies along the desolate Mink River. The killer ritualistically arranges the bodies to mimic sleep, except for the long blond hair, brushed over their faces, and his deadly calling card, a purple band wound around the victim’s ring finger - a macabre symbol of love.
An amateur naturalist dies of mushroom poisoning, a day later the local librarian kills herself, then the buried bones of an infant are discovered. Chicago native Leigh Girard is finding life in a small town can be fatal. Determined to start a new life after her mastectomy, Leigh flees to Wisconsin's Door County peninsula, where she takes a job as reporter for the local newspaper. Her first assignment, the naturalist's obituary, turns into a hunt for a murderer.
During a full moon, people are quirky. But a full moon on Friday the 13th means everything's game, and Madrona Bay Hospital's patient relations manager, Robyn Kelly, knows it. Still, she is unprepared for finding patient Jason Hilliard strangled with IV tubing in his hospital bed. Now, she's got a hospital in panic, a police investigation going awry, and anonymous letters that promise more trouble to come.
When the tall, newly minted preacher named Aaron Wood came looking for a bride to accompany him on his mission to the Sandwich Islands, Elizabeth Morgan thought her prayers had been asnwered. Little did she suspect that the perfect love Aaron desired would not be for her and that escaped convict Ian McCloud, who boarded the Thaddeus at Rio de Janiero, would be the man who loves her and offers her refuge. During that refuge she discovers Ian is making his living by destroying the very people Aaron and Elizabeth have vowed to save.
When Eleana Castillo arrives in Las Flores from Mexico to work and meet her brother Carlos, who is already working there, her troubles begin. Carlos has disappeared without a trace and Carlotta, her sister-in-law who is with child, is missing from her home in Mexico. Oliver Avery, a handsome artist who teaches at the local college, sees Eleana search for Carlos at the town mall. He falls in love with her beautiful, sad and questing Spanish Eyes.
WANTED: Will Gordon, Dead or Alive. Consumed with finding her son and making sure his soul is ready to meet eternity, Mattie embarks on a desperate race to reach Will before the bounty hunter finds him. When Mattie discovers someone following her, she reluctantly forms an alliance with Cyrus in order to save herself and Will. She soon discovers her own inadequacies and faces hard realities.
Emma Rathburn would love to be normal...if she can figure out what that is. Her life is a disaster, with the unexpected arising all too frequently, to trample her best efforts. Lately, things have been getting even more out-of-hand. If she can't get control, she'll have nothing left: no friends, no job, no life. But, how can she cope, when so much of the threat is more than physical, and the fingers which encircle her throat no longer belong to living hands?
When Sara Donovan joins Project Enterprise she finds out that what doesn't kill her makes her stronger. An Air Force pilot - the best of the best to be assigned to this mission - Sara isn't afraid to travel far beyond the Milky Way on an assignment that takes her into a galaxy torn apart by a long and bitter warfare between the Dusan and the Gadi.
Cassie McMahon had always dreamed of a reunion with her father, whom she hadn't seen since childhood. But her hopes were dashed when she found that his new life in California held no place for her. Then she met Alec Stevens, who was on a mission of his own - to expose the Confederate spies who threatened his country. But every plot discovered seemed to lead back to Cassie.
Clare Hobb is weary of the strict boundaries her uncles impose at the family conclave, Hobb's Mills. She's in love with Larkin Wade, a handsome farmer her uncles disdain. During one of many trysts between Clare and Larkin, they find her beloved, brain-damaged father, Frank, vainly attempting to aid his brother, Samuel, who has been fatally injured in a wagon runaway accident.
Following the death of her beloved detective spouse Danny in the line of duty, cop Vicky Langford left the Westport police force to become a crime reporter for the Herald. She always felt crime king Richard Blackwell killed her husband and wounded his partner, who since recovered. At a murder scene, Vicky meets the newest detective Jim McCann, a former Seattle cop who directs her to leave as reporters are not wanted at the crime scene (or anywhere else).
Retired Detective Harry Bronson thought he had solved his first case, but now twenty years later, new evidence surfaces and Bronson is forced to start a journey filled with terror-one that places not only him in mortal danger, but also his beloved wife, Carol. Bronson, in order to save Carol, must race against time to solve a series of geocache puzzles. If he fails, Carol dies. But before he can do this, he must figure out Why Casey Had to Die.
Though 12-year-old Jocey Royal no longer goes to school, she reads. And out of her books comes dreams. Her dreams are her life, because she has a harelip and is convinced that no one will ever be her friend, that everyone will always chase her and make fun of her, as the children at school did before she quit. She wishes she never had to see another person. Jocey lives with her grandmother, a washerwoman, in Kansas City, Missouri.
When Logan McGee gives Calla Lea Stafford a note saying that he doesn't think they should go steady anymore, Calla can't believe it-especially when the note is slipped inside a valentine card. Just six weeks earlier, over Christmas break, Logan had moved with his mother from Texas to Treebrook, Oregon. Calla had offered to show him around the school and introduce him to other kids. And school had not even started again before Calla was certain that she and Logan were much more than just friends.