#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, from the author hailed as “the best thriller writer alive” by Ken Follett We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity is the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout United States history. And now he wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. When the case is assigned to Lacy, she immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else. Praise for The Whistler “[A] main character [who’s] a seriously appealing woman . . . a whistle-blower who secretly calls attention to corruption . . . a strong and frightening sense of place . . . [John Grisham’s] on his game.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “[John Grisham is] our guide to the byways and backwaters of our legal system, superb in particular at ferreting out its vulnerabilities and dramatizing their abuse in gripping style.”—USA Today “Riveting . . . an elaborate conspiracy.”—The New York Times Book Review
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Because of its growing range from low to alpine elevation, the Whistler-Blackcomb area has one of North America's most diversified growing areas, with the same plant flowering sometimes months apart according to location. This handy, colorful guide covers 150 native species and introduced species that survive and thrive in the wild, such as devil's club, wintergreen, orchid, sarsaparilla, wild ginger, tiger lily, and many more. Each profile includes a description, habitat information, native use by First Nations people, and local sites.
Arriving in a small village, a dishevled man seeks refuge in a church and commences to use his whistling to shift emotions and perceptions of the villagers.
A brilliant novel about history, the forgetting and rewriting of it, and a satire on a society that has lost compassion in the process. Smooch is a 'Whistler', a genetically altered lapdog with special talents, including the ability to remember his previous incarnations and to communicate directly from his brain by electronically downloading his thoughts onto disc. Smooch has been reincarnated many times, and has lived on many of the great laps of history, past and future. He can recall many of history's key moments, such as the birth of Jesus and the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots. The Whistler is a virtuosic feat: wise, funny and intelligent. Smooch's current reincarnation is in Sydney in the year 2318. The world has gone to hell: democratic government worldwide has given way to a society run by corporations, pollution is everywhere, and society is heavily stratified between the haves and have nots.
This concise, thorough, and easy-to-use guide gives readers all the information they need to enjoy the Whistler area’s incredible range of year-round recreational opportunities. It features detailed descriptions of camping, hiking, paddling, and other summer activities, along with winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Detailed trail maps are provided for each location. Destination highlights, informative sidebars, and author Jack Christie’s insider tips on his favorite spots are provided throughout.
DEAD AGAIN: Forced to come to terms with his wife's death, Daniel discovers he has an affinity with other-worldly creatures. With the help of a mysterious clairvoyant, Daniel attempts to use his new-found abilities to find his wife's killer. However, all is not as it seems, and instead of finding answers, every twist and turn will lead Daniel to yet more questions. Frustrated, Daniel asks his new friend for help. Can he hold onto his sanity long enough to find the killer? BONE YARD: Daniel finds himself in the middle of a police investigation. People are dying, being ripped to shreds, and all the clues lead to something supernatural. When Daniel meets some colourful character from the spiritual underworld, he begins to wonder just how deep the investigation runs. Can he find the culprit before they decide he is a threat? SLEEP DEMON: A bizarre murder leads Daniel to a century's old secret. The descendants of a Viking horde are hiding from an ancient curse. Can Daniel save his mentor and unravel the mystery before his friends are destroyed? Deep under the streets of London, a hidden race of bird-like creatures have been patiently waiting for the return of their master. Old enemies have allied with the creatures, and together they are bringing about a chain of events which could destroy the city.
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Teenage Arnie has learning problems, and his girlfriend is always a mess, but they still manage to make places for themselves in the adult world
An independent novel set in the world of Hawklan. Canol Madreth is a small, remote and mountainous country at the centre of Gyronlandt. It is governed directly by an elected parliament, the Heindral -- and indirectly by the stern and sombre tenets of the Church of Ishrythan. Then, one fateful day, ominous clouds gather over Canol Madreth, and, mysteriously affected by whatever brought them, the impetuous Brother Cassraw is transformed into a fiery religious demagogue. The stability of the whole of Gyronlandt and beyond is threatened by his strange, compulsive power and by the dark, primitive religion he begins to preach. Only Allyn Vredech, fellow priest and lifelong friend, senses the terrible truth. He then finds himself fighting not only for his own faith, as he struggles to accept the world-destroying nature of the force that has possessed Cassraw, but also for his very sanity as he is drawn into worlds far beyond Canol Madreth... Worlds that cannot be... Worlds that exist only in the dream of the Whistler... Or do they?