Most widely held works by Ashok Amritraj
Premonition ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,342 libraries worldwide
A housewife's life is shattered when she finds out the her husband Jim is killed in a gruesome car accident, but when she awakes the next morning, he is still alive and well. As she keeps having dreams about his death, she must decide what to do.
Bringing down the house ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
A divorced L.A. lawyer, Peter, thinks he has met the girl of his dreams online, until she shows up at his door and is a sassy, African American ex-con. She moves in and really begins to shake up his boring suburban lifestyle.
Raising Helen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
Helen is living the life she's always dreamed of with her career at a top modeling agency on the rise. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a crashing halt when she soon finds herself responsible for her sister's children - Audrey, Henry, and Sarah. No one doubts that Helen is the coolest aunt in New York, but the transformation from super-hip to super-mom is super difficult. Along the way, Helen finds support from Dan Parker, the handsome young pastor and principal of the kids' new school, and realizes the choice she has to make is between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life.
Shopgirl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Ray Porter is a buttoned-down 50-something executive who reaches out to a much younger woman as his Los Angeles playmate. Mirabelle, a 20-something with a pile of promises, debt, and depression, fades away in a slow corner of Saks, while trying to sell unneeded formal gloves. She's a wisp of a person, with a cat who doesn't love her, and when she finds a suitor, it's Jeremy, a scruffy artist who babbles on about speakers. When the gentlemanly Porter calls, his appearance in her life begins to make her whole. It also immediately sets her up for sadness, because Ray thinks of Mirabella as a precious outlet for sex, while Mirabelle, very mistakenly, sees Ray as a potential lifelong mate.
Bandits ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
After busting out of jail and on the run, 2 bank robbers devise the perfect crime with imperfect partners. Not wanting to hurt anyone during their robberies, they go to the homes of bank personnel and end up staying the night with the families so that they can all go to the bank in the morning, hence becoming the "sleepover bandits."
Death sentence ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Nick seems to have the perfect life, until one night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Now consumed by grief, he realizes that there is nothing he wouldn't do to protect his family.
What's the worst that could happen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich and crooked businessman Max Fairbanks (who has to file for bankruptcy and is ripe for the pickings). But Fairbanks catches him in the act, calls the police and then procedes to steal the cherished ring that Kevin's girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back. With the help of his partners and an auction, a thief steals from a crook.
Street fighter. The legend of Chun-Li ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Chun Li grows up and becomes a talented concert pianist. At the end of one of her concerts, she receives a scroll written in Ancient Chinese text. On her way home, she sees a mysterious homeless man getting assaulted by street thugs. After the thugs leave, Chun Li tends to him and notices a spiderweb tattoo on his hand. Nash and Maya investigate the murders of several heads of criminal syndicate families in Bangkok. On the side, Chun Li is meeting with a wise old woman in town who studies the scroll and tells her to find a man named Gen in Bangkok, revealing to her an image of the same spiderweb she saw tattooed on the homeless man's hand. Chun Li avenges her father's death at the hands of Bison and his evil Shadaloo Empire. The stage is set, the challenge is clear, and a legend will be forged.
Dylan Dog dead of night ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Dylan Dog is a world famous private detective who specializes in the supernatural. Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire, and zombie clients living undercover in the monster-infested backstreets of New Orleans.
The other end of the line ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
When a beautiful customer service operator in India falls for a charming American executive over the telephone, they're in for a serious case of mistaken cultural identity. With a penchant for all things American and a heart full of dreams, Priya flies to San Francisco to meet her destiny, and it looks like love at first sight. Now Priya and Granger must risk everything for true love.
Dark country ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Two honeymooners rescue a mysterious car crash survivor in the Las Vegas desert. But their decision to save the man becomes increasingly regrettable when he turns on them, forcing the newlyweds to do the unthinkable. In a blur of paranormal chaos, the couple must take drastic measures to cover up their actions from the local police, ultimately leading each character to an inescapable fate.
Double impact ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
A karate instructor is urged to fly to China where he meets his gun-slinging twin brother. Together they avenge the brutal murder of their parents.
Asylum ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Asylum follows a group of six freshman college students as they uncover dark hidden secrets of their new dormitory
One last score ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Johnnie Cooper has just been released from prison after serving time for armed robbery. Although determined to stay out of trouble, he quickly finds himself hiding out in Tijuana after his schizoid brother, in a moment of panic, attacks Johnnie's parole officer with a two-by-four. With his resolve to stay straight fading by the minute, Johnnie's lured into pulling off one last score- at the local bullfighting ring!
Jungle boy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
A young boy's life is changed forever when he becomes lost in the jungle and is raised by animals.
Shopgirl ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about Mirabelle, a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life - wealthy divorcee Ray Porter (Steve Martin) and struggling musician Jeremy (Jason Schwartzman). Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life takes a magical turn, but eventually she realizes that she must empower herself and make a choice between them!
The light in the jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A story about the life and work of Albert Schweitzer.
Deadly shooter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
When a fearless gunslinger rides into the sleepy town of Kingston, the locals all seem to want a piece of him. Some praise him for his heroism, some envy his high-caliber sharp shooting and others want to see him six-feet under. But as he stops to save a damsel in distress, he is thrust onto a treacherous path lined with psychotic outlaws, corrupt lawmen and bandits out for revenge.
The white raven ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A powerful editor sends his prize-winning journalist Tully to interview a dying Nazi criminal, who knows the location of an extraordinary diamond that's been missing for decades. Racing against time and assisted only by a beautiful, mysterious woman, Tully must find the spectacular gem before two governments and an international terrorist can stop him.
The shooter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The Wild West town of Kingston is drawn into a battle between a crime boss and a drifter who killed his son while rescuing a young woman.
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