Description : THE STORY: HOUSE ARREST is a fascinating and compelling look at nothing less than the civil rights movement, the issues of slavery and racism, and the relationship between the press and the presidency over the course of American history. It begins
Description : “First-rate . . . Lawson’s series is the closest thing on the market today to the witty political thrillers of the late, great Ross Thomas.” —Booklist As the fixer for Congressman John Mahoney in Washington, DC, Joe DeMarco has had to bend and break the law more than a few times. But when Representative Lyle Canton, House Majority Whip, is found shot dead in his office in the US Capitol and DeMarco is arrested for the murder, DeMarco knows he’s been framed. Locked up in Alexandria awaiting trial, he calls on his enigmatic friend Emma, an ex-DIA agent, to search for the true killer. Emma’s investigation leads her to a ruthless and competitive CEO who had a motive for killing Canton, related to a personal connection from long ago. But the case the F.B.I. has built against DeMarco is airtight, and not a single piece of evidence points to the CEO. Using her cunning and her DC connections, Emma sets out to prove that the powerful businessman has been using some fixers of his own. Featuring crimes of passion, corporate corruption, and partisan feuds, House Arrest is the latest fast-paced read from “a reliably excellent writer” (The Seattle Times). “A great author.” —Lisa Gardner
Description : A young playboy is charged with hit and run. His father, a prominent lawyer, arranges house arrest for punishment, taking care of the middle-age woman he temporarily crippled, until she heals. They both deal with their alcoholism while under confinement.
Description : ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To stay undercover on the Deprivation House reality show and discover who's behind the continued "accidents" before someone else turns up dead. LOCATION: A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All the remaining contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS: The list has been narrowed now that the culprit behind the initial crimes was caught, but someone living in that house still has murder on the mind.
Description : In superbly crafted prose, Mary Morris captures the drama—and danger—in the everyday and on the road. In her novels, short stories, and travel memoirs, including the acclaimed Nothing to Declare, Morris has dazzled us with her command of location—rendering the unfamiliar places that are not home, the shadowy terrain of memory and love. Returning to the Latin America she knows so well, Morris tells the gripping tale of two women from different cultures whose lives intersect at a point that promises freedom to one and disaster to the other. Maggie Conover, a travel writer on assignment in the Caribbean island nation known as la isla, is being held in detention, restricted to her hotel. The authorities are interested in her friendship with Isabel Calderón, the fiery daughter of the island’s revolutionary leader. Maggie met Isabel on a previous visit and was struck by her independence, her disgust for her father, and her intense longing to escape. Now Isabel has disappeared, and Maggie is suspected of knowing her whereabouts. As Maggie is interrogated, bullied, and brought to a fever pitch of anxiety, she recalls Isabel’s courage, her own troubled past, and her conflicted feelings for her husband and father. Maggie’s struggle with her fear of confinement and need for flight brings the novel to a climax of rich psychological complexity. Mary Morris captures the terror at the heart of this ordeal with the same subtlety that she uses to probe the complicate relationship between Maggie and Isabel. Suspenseful, yet finely textured, House Arrest is a tour de force of political and personal intrigue.
Description : Home care nurse Emily Klein usually loves her work. But her new assignment - prenatal visits to a young woman under house arrest for the death of her toddler daughter during a Solstice ceremony - makes her uneasy. Maybe it's Pippa Glenning's odd household and the house arrest monitor. Or the court involvement that reminds Emily of her parents - political activism and her father's imprisonment. But when she can't get out of the assignment, Emily is determined to do right by her high - profile and unconventional patient. Pippa's racially mixed Family of Isis is in turmoil. Without Tian - the cult leader and Pippa's lover who is in jail awaiting trial for the deaths of two toddlers - the group struggles to keep the household and their Tea Room business functioning. If Pippa follows the rules of her house arrest, she may be allowed to keep her baby, but as the pregnant woman in the family it's her duty to dance for Isis at the upcoming winter Solstice ceremony. To escape the house arrest without being caught, she needs Emily's help. Despite their differences, Emily and Pippa's friendship grows. Emily's friends - her cousin Anna with whom she lives, Anna's ex - husband Sam who shares in caring for their young daughter Zoe with spina bifida, her best friend Gina - all warn Emily that Pippa is trouble. When her grandfather dies, Emily reluctantly agrees to accompany Anna to the island in Maine where she was sent to live when her father went to prison. On the island, Emily begins to grapple with her parents' choices a generation earlier. At home, the media hypes the Frozen Babies Case. Anti - cult sentiment in the city escalates to angry protests and increasing violence. As the winter Solstice approaches, both Emily and Pippa make decisions about their responsibilities to their families, their communities, and to each other - decisions that put their lives, and Pippa's unborn baby - in jeopardy. Set in Springfield, Massachusetts and on an island in Penobscot Bay, the story is told from the alternating points of view of Emily, Pippa, Sam, and Gina. House Arrest explores the meaning of family loyalty when beliefs conflict, and questions the necessity of sometimes breaking rules to serve justice.
Description : Timothy is on probation. It's a strange word—something that happens to other kids, to delinquents, not to kids like him. And yet, he is under house arrest for the next year. He must check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, and keep a journal for an entire year. And mostly, he has to stay out of trouble. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be. By turns touching and funny, and always original, House Arrest is a middlegrade novel in verse about one boy's path to redemption as he navigates life with a sick brother, a grieving mother, and one tough probation officer.
Description : A dissident, a utopian poet and a homosexual, Yevgeny Kharitonov was a proscribed writer whose work circulated in samizdat but was never officially published in his lifetime. Kharitonov's homosexuality, which was central to his identity as a writer, gave him a unique perspective from which to write about Soviet society. A collection of autobiographical fiction, Soviet satire and essays, Under House Arrest is the first book of Kharitonov's to be published in English. It introduces to English-speaking audiences a wonderful writer who follows in the outsider tradition of Dostoevsky and Gogol.