Rachel is killed. A year later Kate, a young jazz DJ, finds Ted, her boyfriend, in bed with another woman. She leaves Boston for her mother's place in Vermont. There, she finds that her problems with her mother haven't gone away, and that her grandmother, her mother's enemy, has just moved in because of memory problems. Ted follows Kate to Vermont, Kate meets Hal, and murder, romance, and family intrigue follow.
For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but well-meaning spirits who help guide them through the lush jungles.
From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.
Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).