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Read some great books in April...you'll be blooming!

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Not every match is made in the marriage mart...Some happen when you least expect it.

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Contemporary romance set in Seattle's Pioneer Square.

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MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH! –Library Journal (Starred Review)

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Journey to an irresistible town you’ll want to return to over and over again.

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She was the last woman he wanted in his life. . .and the one he needed the most.

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Romantic Times says The Bride Next Door “is a laugh out-loud, play-on-words dramathon…”

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Pursued by a dangerous terrorist, U.S. Deputy Marshal Casey Sloane, along with two other Marshals, put their lives on the line to deliver a federal witness to the FBI.


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Also by Jessica Stern:

Isis, March 2015
Terror in the Name of God, August 2004
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Terror in the Name of God
Jessica Stern

Why Religious Militants Kill

August 2004
400 pages
ISBN: 0060505338
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Non-Fiction | Non-Fiction Political

Terror in the Name of God examines terrorist violence and, particularly, how religion is used as its motivation and justification. Based on her vast scholarship and extensive personal interviews, she provides unprecedented insight into the organisations that are essential to terrorist action, and into the most effective ways to counter them.

Jessica Stern lucidly explains the components of terrorist violence, demonstrating how organisations are built by opportunistic leaders who make followers of the disenfranchised and recruit them into ‘operative; personnel.

Based on her extensive interviews, Stern concludes that people join religious terrorist groups partly to transform themselves and to simplify life. They enter a kind of trance, where the world is divided neatly between good and evil, victim and oppressor. They believe that God is on their side. But God, as is His wont, is silent. And this, Stern argues, leads to rage and even more violence. Eventually, in some cases, cynicism takes hold. What starts out as moral fervour becomes a sophisticated organisation that strives for money, power, or attention.

Stern concludes with insights into how terrorism might most effectively be countered – and explains why war is perhaps the worst solution we could choose.

Media Buzz

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