The Crown of Thorns

Author:Terri Reed

Publisher:Steeple Hill


Total Pages:224



Books Description:

According to police, Megan McClain had the motive, means and opportunity to commit a double murder. Unless she can prove her innocence, she'll spend Christmas in jail. Is someone trying to frame her? Who? She starts nosing around—and uncovers not one, but two unlikely suspects. The detective working the case doesn't appreciate Megan doing his job for him. And the more Paul Wallace investigates, the guiltier Megan looks. That's because she is hiding something. Something that scares her even more than her feelings for the handsome cop.

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Football Double Threat

Author:Matt Christopher

Publisher:Hachette UK


Total Pages:300



Books Description:

Rocky Fletcher is being stretched to his limit. Until recently, he'd only played wide receiver for the Pythons. Now his coaches want him to learn the safety position, too-a position that opened up when Bobby, Rocky's best friend, broke his leg. Even though he believes he is to blame for Bobby's injury, Rocky eagerly takes on the challenge of becoming a two-way player. After all, the only other player available is Jared, a sullen boy who switched from soccer to football this season. Yet as time goes on, it's Jared who excels at the position because, thanks to Bobby, Rocky keeps missing practices! What's going on between Rocky and Bobby-and why is Jared on the team when he clearly dislikes football so much? Football Double Threat combines the action and excitement of football with relatable issues about envy, loyalty, and friendship.

Double Threat In Ripley Grove (A Ripley Grove Mystery, Book 1)

Author:Shirley Worley

Publisher:ePublishing Works!


Total Pages:298



Books Description:

Amateur Sleuth, CiCi Winslow, Tackles Murder and Family Mayhem in Double Threat In Ripley Grove, a Murder Mystery from Shirley Worley --Present Day, Ripley Grove, Kansas-- Twenty-nine-year-old, appraisal researcher, CiCi Winslow, is evaluating her life choices in the wake of her mother's death and her father's abusive outbursts when she stumbles upon something even more troubling, a murder. Even worse, the intended victim may have been her. Fearing for her safety, CiCi's boyfriend, Detective Chad Cooper, warns CiCi not to interfere with the investigation. But when someone ransacks her apartment, she steps up to take matters in hand. As her stubbornness and spunk defy Chad's protective efforts, CiCi puts herself in the killer's crosshairs, placing her relationship with Chad on the line as well as her life. Publisher Note: In her debut novel, author Shirley Worley offers readers a clean and wholesome murder mystery with small-town charm and Hallmark moments. “Double Threat in Ripley Grove” is entertaining, suspenseful, and romantic with just the right splash of humor. Shirley Worley’s characters make this a must-read debut novel.” ~ Jeanne Glidewell, author of the Lexie Starr and Ripple Effect series The Ripley Grove Mystery Series Double Threat Double Vision

Forever Baby

Author:Ellie Wade

Publisher:Ellie Wade, LLC


Total Pages:244



Books Description:

College student, Olivia Marshall embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Spain with her best friend, Nolan, a handsome all-American. After three years, they share a special bond, but there’s a fine line between friendship and…more. Spain turns out to be more of an experience than Olivia imagined. She meets Andres Cruz, a mysterious, sexy man. Lead singer of a band, his charm and passion is rarely denied, and Olivia is immediately drawn to him. Torn between two men promising her forever, Olivia will discover if she can trust herself and her instincts as she chooses between the comfort of what she’s always known or the excitement of a connection she’s never felt before. **Intended for adults 18+ due to mature content

Double the 007: Moonraker and Diamonds are Forever (James Bond 3&4)

Author:Ian Fleming

Publisher:Random House


Total Pages:50



Books Description:

Moonraker ‘For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth’ He’s a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming’s third 007 adventure. Diamonds are Forever ‘The twentieth century looked out at him from the piece of newsprint and bared its teeth in a sneer’ From the diamond mines of Sierra Leone to the jewellers of Hatton Garden, from race track to casino... Bond must infiltrate and destroy the criminal network of the Spangled Mob in Fleming’s fourth 007 adventure.

Le Pacte

Author:Stéphanie Moins



Total Pages:420



Books Description:

Au-delà du souvenir, il y a une réalité improbable, porteuse d’un souffle nouveau et menant vers un avenir jusque-là inespéré... 534 après J.-C. Par une nuit de pleine lune, un enchanteur à la réputation légendaire unit une reine celte au meilleur chevalier de la Table Ronde. Mais rongée par la jalousie, une femme tapie dans l’ombre interfère à leur insu. Juillet 2010. Galaan, 29 ans, possède une vie bien remplie et trépidante à Lyon, en France. Gen, 30 ans, vit une existence paisible et ordonnée à Liège, en Belgique. Tout les sépare. Et pourtant... Lors d’un été en Bretagne, leur destin va basculer et leurs chemins vont se croiser. Très rapidement, ils seront confrontés à un secret remontant à plusieurs siècles et les liant inexorablement l’un à l’autre. Un pacte, scellé par Merlin. La promesse d’un amour éternel. Mais aussi un lieu sacré à découvrir avant que ne s’écoulent les 30 prochains jours. Car passé ce délai, l’éternité risquerait bien de se muer en enfer... Plongez au cœur de la forêt de Brocéliande. Voyagez au gré du temps. Laissez-vous transporter par une histoire d’amour vieille de plus de mille cinq cents ans...


Author:Jacquelyn Frank

Publisher:Hachette UK


Total Pages:352



Books Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the second book in the World of the Nightwalkers - an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battle the evil forces who prey on them. After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: he has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson's spirit is a powerful one-none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut. While Menes is obsessed with finding the perfect vessel for his queen, Jackson cannot stop thinking about Dr. Marissa Anderson, the gorgeous precinct shrink who keeps pushing him to confront his grief over the loss of his K-9 partner. But what Marissa really arouses most in Jackson is intense desire, which is exactly what Menes is looking for. To fight a great enemy, pharaoh and queen must join; but to host Hatshepsut, Marissa will first have to die. Fate has given Jackson a profound choice: save Marissa from Menes's plan or keep an entire species from the brink of extinction.

Il était une fois 1945

Author:Marek Corbel

Publisher:IS Edition


Total Pages:174



Books Description:

Le commissaire Madec, patron d’une des brigades du légendaire « 36, Quai des Orfèvres », s’apprête à coffrer en flagrant délit un important groupe de dealers en banlieue parisienne. Mais l’arrestation tourne mal avec la grave blessure d'un policier municipal et surtout la mort de l’un des bandits. Une étrange bavure à l’origine d’émeutes dans les quartiers chauds de la ville. La hiérarchie administrative du « 36 » met en avant la responsabilité de Madec, considéré comme un flic réactionnaire et dépassé. Le commandant Le Coz, anti portrait du commissaire, est donc chargé par le syndicat d’organiser la défense de son collègue. Au milieu des complots, manipulations et intérêts politiques qui compliquent l'affaire, Le Coz va mener l'enquête sur les origines complexes du drame, dans « une banlieue rouge » meurtrie...

Le chevalier d'Harmental

Author:Alexandre Dumas

Publisher:Good Press


Total Pages:433



Books Description:

"Le chevalier d'Harmental", de Alexandre Dumas. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Forever Tandem

Author:Teresa Jones,David Jones

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:449



Books Description:

Forever Tandem tells the Foreign Service story of David and Teresa (Chin) Jones, who from vastly different backgrounds found both each other and U.S. foreign policy as life-long and life-enhancing commitments. Theirs were not exotic careers in deepest/darkest Forgottenstans but rather ones devoted to intense work in politico-military arms control, science policy, economic negotiations, intelligence, and political analysis. Not the least of their accomplishments was raising three daughters, who trained as engineers and are subduing the twenty-first century with the best of both heritages: Davids dimples and Teresas brains.

Une femme d'argent

Author:Hector Malot

Publisher:Good Press


Total Pages:258



Books Description:

"Une femme d'argent", de Hector Malot. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Oh Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise

Author:John Fee Gibson

Publisher:First Edition Design Pub.


Total Pages:97



Books Description:

A book of five short stories 1. "Oh threats of hell and hopes of paradise" 2. "One thing at least is certain, this life flies" 3. "One thing is certain and the rest is lies" 4. "The flower that once has blown forever dies" 5. "I sent my soul into the invisible some letter of the afterlife spell" My stories (five) are told in the first person and inspired by the "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam, the twelfth century philosopher and Edgar Allen Poe. They tell of rape, murder, a philandering preacher, an engineer driven to the gates of insanity by his perfectionist ideals and a despondent professor attempting to leave his legacy by trying to prove Carl Jung's theory of the collective unconscious. I have been writing on these stories for a few years as the spirit would move me to write. When someone asks me what they are about, or to summarize them, my brain sort of goes into neutral and I really don't know where to start. I generally try to change the subject since I can't summarize in 4000 characters or less what I had for breakfast this morning. If the inquisitive person is persistent I simply offer to let them read the book and then they change the subject. Actually, after meditating upon the "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam and wallowing his quatrains around in my mind for a while, I generally end up writing a little. I think I'm much like Omar; still trying to deduce what this thing we call "life" is all about! My stories touch on things from the simple life of an Appalachian Mountains sharecropper, a dubious country preacher, rape, murder, an arduous and unnecessary flight from justice, snakebites and miraculous healings, the lynching of an innocent black man, and subsistence farm life to, the complicated motives of brainy engineers and chemists attempting to leave their legacy to science by proving knowledge can be transmitted genetically; thereby, proving Carl Jung's theory of the collective unconscious to be valid. Keywords: Fiction, Short Stories, Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyam, Carl Jung, Life, Murder, Rape, Preacher, Engineer

The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle

Author:James H. O'Keefe

Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

The Forever Young program is the scientifically based plan that will bring your life back into synch with your genetic identity, restoring your youthful vigor and glow, while at the same time optimizing your health, quality of life, and longevity." --James O'Keefe, MD and Joan O'Keefe, RD In a field plagued by "miracle" diets and sketchy information, The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle presents a commonsense plan that improves satiety; promotes wholesome, fresh, and easily obtained foods; and reinforces a rational, holistic, mind-body approach to diet and lifestyle. The program is a complete package that can help provide a lifetime of energy and good health. Most of our health problems today result from a mismatch between the world we are designed for and the very different one in which we live. The modern American leading a sedentary lifestyle of automobiles, couches, televisions, computers, and junk food is like a fish out of water. Our genes have changed minimally over the past few thousand years, yet our diets and lifestyles have become progressively more divergent from those of our ancient ancestors. The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle outlines the path back to our natural needs and rhythms. Firmly grounded in the medically proven Hunter-Gatherer diet, the plan easily promotes weight loss, vastly improves energy levels, enhances sleep and concentration, and restores the natural youthful glow we should have at any age. Cardiologist James O'Keefe and his wife, Joan, a registered dietitian, provide a down-to-earth, sensible program that's both satisfying and easy to follow.

Threat Vector

Author:Tom Clancy,Mark Greaney

Publisher:Penguin UK


Total Pages:720



Books Description:

INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . . The spies are being spied on in Tom Clancy's Threat Vector, the latest gripping addition to the Jack Ryan Jr series. When Jack Ryan Jr, on a highly secret, off-the-books Campus mission in Turkey, discovers that his team's every move is monitored, he knows that US intelligence has been fatally compromised. Back in the States, President Ryan watches in horror as China's weakened leader bends to a war-mongering general intent on turning the East into a bloodbath. At the same time, America comes under cyber attack from China, crippling government and military infrastructure. President Ryan needs to act: a covert team must go in and neutralise these threats, and the Campus is the perfect fit. Except a sinister figure known only as the Center is watching the Campus and Jack Ryan Jr's every move. Any misstep will be their last . . . Jack Ryan is back and he's got everything to play for in Tom Clancy's masterful Threat Vector. The Jack Ryan Jr series also includes The Teeth of the Tiger, Dead or Alive and Locked On. Praise for Tom Clancy: 'Clancy creates not only compelling characters but frighteningly topical situations and heart-stopping action' Washington Post 'He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale' New York Times Book Review

Forever and a Day

Author:Anthony Horowitz



Total Pages:304



Books Description:

A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. Forever and a Day is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity. *** M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.” “‘It’s Bond, sir,'” the Chief of Staff replied. “James Bond.” The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime. It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.

A Double-Edged Sword

Author:Brenda E. Novack

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers


Total Pages:372



Books Description:

On first consideration, one might not be inclined to view Adolf Hitler and Dietrich Bonhoeffer in relation to Jehanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), but Brenda E. Novack does just that. She demonstrates how these three prominent figures who influenced world history all acted in accordance with what they claimed or perceived to be divine sanction of their participation in violence. Taking the reader on a unique exploration of their lives and deaths, Novack identifies significant similarities and differences in notions of divine call and human response conveyed by these personalities and determines how they align or fail to align with the biblical prophetic tradition. Taking Jehanne d'Arc as her foundational study, the author engages important theological issues such as the nature of revelation, evil, and morality. The process culminates in the construction of a model of righteous warfare and human agency presented as a tool for evaluating claims to divinely sanctioned violence and as a potentially effective alternative to an outmoded and currently inadequate just war model. Case studies of Hitler and Bonhoeffer tentatively establish the model's ability to steer humanity away from unnecessary destruction toward justice, compassion, and peace.

Living a Double Life

Author:Kristina Hernandez

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:137



Books Description:

Living A Double Life is a true story about a forbidden love between two teenage girls. What started out as a friendship developed into something much more I felt something that I have never felt before and I was confused I had feelings for a girl?... But the thing that really confused me was that being upset over her felt so right. High School is hard enough; when you add in having feelings for another girl, forbidding parents, and college fast approaching life becomes much more than just a struggle Living A Double Life is the story of a relationship from the very beginning to the bitter end. Heartbreaking and rule bending this story of first love is the perfect read for teenagers and young adults alike. It is an insightful and inspiring glimpse into the ever changing lives of todays youth.

State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror

Author:Robert I. Rotberg

Publisher:Brookings Institution Press


Total Pages:456



Books Description:

The threat of terror, which flares in Africa and Indonesia, has given the problem of failed states an unprecedented immediacy and importance. In the past, failure had a primarily humanitarian dimension, with fewer implications for peace and security. Now nation-states that fail, or may do so, pose dangers to themselves, to their neighbors, and to people around the globe: preventing their failure, and reviving those that do fail, has become a strategic as well as a moral imperative. State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror develops an innovative theory of state failure that classifies and categorizes states along a continuum from weak to failed to collapsed. By understanding the mechanisms and identifying the tell-tale indicators of state failure, it is possible to develop strategies to arrest the fatal slide from weakness to collapse. This state failure paradigm is illustrated through detailed case studies of states that have failed and collapsed (the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, the Sudan, Somalia), states that are dangerously weak (Colombia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan), and states that are weak but safe (Fiji, Haiti, Lebanon).

White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

Author:Matthew Bannister



Total Pages:228



Books Description:

To what extent do indie masculinities challenge the historical construction of rock music as patriarchal? This key question is addressed by Matthew Bannister, involving an in-depth examination of indie guitar rock in the 1980s as the culturally and historically specific production of white men. Through textual analysis of musical and critical discourses, Bannister provides the first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Bannister argues that past theorisations of (rock) masculinities have tended to set up varieties of working-class deviance and physical machismo as 'straw men', oversimplifying masculinities as 'men behaving badly'. Such approaches disavow the ways that masculine power is articulated in culture not only through representation but also intellectual and theoretical discourse. By re-situating indie in a historical/cultural context of art rock, he shows how masculine power can be rearticulated through high, avant-garde, bohemian culture and aesthetic theory: canonism, negation (Adorno), passivity, voyeurism and camp (Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground), and primitivism and infantilism (Lester Bangs, Simon Reynolds). In a related vein, he also assesses the impact of Freud on cultural theory, arguing that reversing binary conceptions of gender by associating masculinities with an essentialised passive femininity perpetuates patriarchal dualism. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, including The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and The Go-Betweens; from the US, R.E.M., The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, Hüsker Dü, Nirvana and hardcore; and from NZ, Flying Nun acts, including The Chills, The Clean, the Verlaines, Chris Knox, Bailter Space, and The Bats, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture and the degree to which alternative cultures can critique dominant representations of gender.