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The Keeper

The Keeper

  • Author: Marguerite Poland
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
  • ISBN: 0143531514
  • Category: Fiction
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When lighthouse keeper Hannes Harker is posted to a remote island with his young wife, he discovers something long-hidden in the tower that causes him to lose his footing and fall. Seriously injured, Hannes is evacuated to hospital and nursed back to health by Sister Rika, to whom he haltingly tells the story of his life: of his mother's mysterious death, of his wild young wife, Aletta, and of the desolate island inhabited only by the lighthouse keepers and guano workers - two communities confined together, yet rigidly separated in one of the bleakest places on earth. With the arrival of a figure from Aletta's past, her own secrets erupt into the present, just as the simmering tensions and injustices endured for so long by the guano workers erupt into a single, shocking act of violence. Written in the exquisite, haunting prose for which Marguerite Poland is renowned, The Keeper is the story of two generations of lighthouse keepers - men obsessed by their duty to the light - and the wives who accompany them into a life of frightening isolation. The Keeper is a novel about the power of secrets, the power of love, and the power of stories.

The Keeper

The Keeper

  • Author: Daniel Paul
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469117622
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 131
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The Keeper is a fast moving superhero adventure for mature readers. When pretty but promiscuous Molly Rose is dismembered and left for dead by her jealous husband, she is found by wealthy recluse William Chadwick III, who takes her to a secret lab in the Chadwick Institute of Robotic Technology. There Doctor Crystal, the head technician who happenes to be a former Medical Surgeon, has her missing limbs replaced with robotic ones. William Chadwick and Doctor Crystal soon discover that they have created a monster. Ripper Rose is determined to seek revenge against her husband and everyone else in Jacksonville. After attacking her husband, she is taken to prison but escapes during a transport. She attacks Correctional Officer Michael Finn, dismembering his arm and leg. Officer Finn also ends up at the Chadwick Institute of Robotic Technology (CIRT) where he too has his limbs replaced and becomes a cyborg. Now, secretly as The Keeper, he will fight crime and attempt to capture Ripper Rose- unless she kills him first. The Keeper will need the assistance of his partner, Gideon Snipes, and a new ally: The Preacher. Detective Barlow, haunted by a violent past case, is also hot on the trail of Ripper Rose. If he solves this case, will he find redemption for his failure to solve the "Rockwell Killer Case"? And will his passion to catch Ripper Rose lead to exposing the secret identity of The Keeper? The Keeper is an exciting novel filled with many twists and turns. It is an adventure that will keep you glued to the pages, from the first chapter to the exhilarating conclusion.

The Keeper

The Keeper

  • Author: Rhonda Nelson
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1459220463
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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*CONFIDENTIAL* Ranger Security Case File #1877 Name: Jackson Oak Martin, a man as strong and steady as his name implies. Case: Tracking down a Butter Bandit Agent note: This case is gonna sizzle… On the surface, it seems like an almost ridiculous assignment. A thief has been breaking into pastry chef Mariette Levine's shop. And the only thing taken? Organic butter. But one night, Mariette herself is attacked, and Ranger Security assigns agent Jackson Martin to guard their favorite chef—closely! Unfortunately, the ultra-dishy Jackson also makes Mariette's reserve melt faster than…er, butter. Which is bad. In a very, very good way. Has Mariette discovered the recipe for delectable disaster, or is this tasty bodyguard someone she'll need to keep on her menu for good?

The Keeper

The Keeper

A Novel

  • Author: John Lescroart
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476709203
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing. On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself. Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. At first it seems like the police might have it right; the Chases’ marriage was fraught with problems; Hal’s alibi is suspect; the life insurance policy on Katie was huge. But Glitsky’s mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them: Patti Orosco—rich, beautiful, dangerous, and Hal’s former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hal’s own step-mother Ruth, resentful of Katie’s gatekeeping against her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal works—only one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. Then, when Katie’s body is found not three blocks from the Chase home, Homicide arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he used to work, a place full of secrets he knows all too well. Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous motives and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. As other deaths begin to pile up he realizes, perhaps too late, that the next victim might be himself.

The Keeper

The Keeper

  • Author: R. L. Mosz
  • Publisher: R. L. Mosz
  • ISBN: 1463657137
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 198
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Dr. Christopher William Seacrest, neurosurgeon par excellence and chief of staff in a renowned medical center at only thirty-one years of age, is one of the world's shining stars. From an enormously wealthy family, he graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University years earlier, and casts a spell over everyone he meets with his verve, expertise, and magnetizing, striking appearance. Caitlin Rosenberry, a server in a local, organic restaurant, suffered a debilitating stroke when she was only twenty-one and has spent the previous three years of her life clumsily grasping handrails, walkers, and canes while attempting to navigate the painful road to recovery. Left with an occasional limp and her facial movements still a trifle disjointed, she experiences insecurities about her appearance as her entire life now seems to revolve around completing one menial task after another, surviving paycheck to paycheck, and appearing normal in an indifferent, competitive world.One fortuitous encounter in an exam room, and the brilliant surgeon and unpretentious patient's lives are inextricably linked. A series of cataclysmic events are set into motion from which there is no turning back. In the midst of it all, Dr. Seacrest discovers himself in love with Caitlin; yet strangely enough, she never wants to see him again.

The Keeper

The Keeper

  • Author: Angel M.
  • Publisher: Abbott Press
  • ISBN: 1458210413
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Gabriel is determined not to spend the rest of his life like his father, trudging off to a job he hates. Seeking the adventure of a lifetime, Gabriel packs his things and heads to the Maine wilderness where he promptly becomes lost. Accompanied by his critical inner voice, Gabriel begins hiking on a mountainside path, unaware that he is about to discover his destiny.

The Keeper

The Keeper

  • Author: Rosanne Hawke
  • Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
  • ISBN: 0702251321
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 144
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Get hooked by this action-packed adventure from Rosanne Hawke - now back in print! Joel Billings wants a father more than anything. But should he be careful what he wishes for? Twelve-year-old Joel hasn't had it easy - the school bully picks on him and his parents abandoned him long ago. He lives with his over-protective gran, who won't even let him enter a fishing competition. Joel reckons having a dad would solve all his problems, so he advertises for one in the newspaper. When a tattooed, long-haired biker named Dev Eagle answers the ad, Joel's world is turned upside down. But Dev is not the only new stranger in town - someone from Joel's past is back to haunt him. This ripping book is the first in a trilogy for middle-reader boys, which continues with Sailmaker and Killer Ute.

The Keeper

The Keeper

  • Author: George C. Chesbro
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
  • ISBN: 1789540194
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 260
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As a Naval intelligence officer stationed in the Middle East, Jade Aden was trusted with secrets that would leave most people shaking in their boots. But after the fallout from an incident during Desert Storm forced her into early retirement, Jade made a new, more pedestrian life for herself and her two children in the picturesque town of Cairn-on-the-Hudson, New York. Employed as a river keeper, Jade monitors pollution created by weekend boaters and commercial tankers. But when something strange surfaces in the river, Jade's dangerous past is dredged up once more. She knows the object strapped to a dead sea lion is a mine from a top-secret weapons system supposedly canceled years ago. Because it was highly classified, Jade is forced to feign ignorance, but her silence soon leads to death and destruction. Determined to do the right thing, Jade must face off against forces willing to kill to protect their own despicable interests.

The Keeper

The Keeper

  • Author: L. Kay Bryden
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466906219
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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When newlyweds, Dr. Mirrah Dobrey-Brenton and her husband, Landy, move to Black Rock Island, Mirrah believes it's the beginning of a fairy tale. By her husband's side, they embark on a new beginning, when Mirrah accepts her retired father's position as Black Rock's only Doctor, and Landy, "keeper" of Mirrah's beloved, ancestral, lighthouse home. Together they happily await the impending arrival of their first born children . . . much-awaited triplets. For the happy couple, life is perfect. However, what began as a fairy tale, abruptly becomes Mirrah's worst nightmare, when she's violently awakened one dark, stormy, October evening, to discover her husband's lifeless body hanging by the neck. Five years later . . . still destined for misfortune, and haunted by ghosts of the past, Mirrah, her three children, and Sheriff Frank Brogan, find themselves in a fight for their lives with a very real and very deadly enemy. A sadistic mad man who's been much closer than either of them could have ever imagined.

The Keeper

The Keeper

A Novel

  • Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 0800719875
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding-- again-- Julia knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year-- but now Julia is on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet. Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?