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THEY WERE GREEN
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A short ghost story from the bestselling author of Abbot's Keep.

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Las Cruces wasn’t a place most travelers would think to stop. But after Lew Archer plays the good samaritan and picks up a bloodied hitchhiker, he finds himself in town for a few days awaiting a murde…
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Wild Wives
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The Bridge Over the River Kwai
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1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service…
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