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We’re in the heat of the summer beach read season, and
is serving up four more compelling titles to consider.

Her Secret Son by Hannah Mary McKinnon

How far would you go to protect the ones you love…when they may not be yours to protect? Tightly paced and brimming with tension, Her Secret Son is a heartbreakingly honest portrait of a family on the edge of disaster and a father desperate to hold on to the boy who changed his life.

When Josh’s longtime partner, Grace, dies in a tragic accident, Josh begins the process of becoming legal guardian to her seven-year-old son Logan.  But as he digs deeper, Josh finds many dark secrets, and that the truth about where Logan came from is more sinister than he could have imagined.

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Weapons of Peace by Peter Johnston

A bizarre killing. A scorched atomic bomb test site. Hidden passages under Berlin. Inspired by two true stories from the Second World War, America’s top negotiator, recovering from gunshot wounds and confined to an ancient English castle, shares the secrets of his interrupted mission with a young British nurse with a troubled past.

He urges her to help him complete his mission: Hitler has an atom bomb, and his scientists must be persuaded to undermine their own creation.

Purchase Weapons of Peace(Goldrock Publishing)

Goodbye Paris by Mike Bond

Can Paris be saved from a terrorist nuclear attack or is it already too late? Goodbye Parisis a stunning thriller, entrancing love story and exciting account of anti-terror operations from Paris and Morocco to Afghanistan, written by an expert on terrorism, Middle East wars, and French and U.S. intelligence and military operations.

Special Forces veteran Pono Hawkins races from a Tahiti surfing competition to France when he learns that a terrorist he’d thought was dead may have a backpack nuclear weapon and plans to destroy Paris. With the aid of a beautiful French agent, he sets out to catch and kill the terrorist before Paris gets destroyed. Purchase Goodbye Paris(Big City Press)

Ruuxa & Raina by Georgeanne Irvine

This true story of Ruuxa the cheetah and his best friend Raina the Rhodesian Ridgeback will leave readers moved and forever changed. Ruuxa, born with front legs that grew crooked, and Raina, diagnosed with terminal cancer, have a friendship like no other. They prove that miracles can and do happen when you have a best buddy by your side.

Cheetahs and dogs have been paired for decades at the San Diego Zoo. This book is geared for children but sure to touch the hearts of adults as well. Buy Ruuxa & Raina(San Diego Zoo Global Press)

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