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From the back of the book: Capital crimes The Hardys and friend Callie Shaw are off to Washington, D.C. Callie finally has the chance to meet her Parisian pen pal, Madeleine Berot, whose parents have been assigned to the French embassy. But when Maddy is caught shoplifting, Frank and Joe suspect that there's something rotten in the state of French diplomacy. Determined to get to the bottom of the Madeleine Berot mystery, the Hardys find themselves caught in a web of international intrigue. They take off on a tingling chase through the nation's capital, pursuing a gang of continental con artists. In a case of D.C. deceit, it's up to Frank and Joe to nip the caper in the bud! ================ From inside the book: ON TRACK FOR TERROR Joe took off in pursuit of the man who had nearly pushed Callie onto the tracks. The guy darted to the edge of the subway platform, trying to wriggle through the crowd. It didn't work. Joe stretched out an arm and caught him by the shoulder, turning him around. The man quickly took his hand out of his pocket, clenched in a fist. Joe moved, ready to block a blow, but this guy wasn't throwing a punch. Instead his hand opened about a foot from Joe's face, releasing a cloud of reddish powder that burned Joe's eyes as if someone had thrown acid in them. Suddenly blinded, Joe recoiled. His antagonist gave him a vicious shove, and Joe staggered backward, his arms flailing. His right foot stepped back and found only air under it. Joe was going over the edge of the platform- just as the train was coming in!
From the back of the book: The Hardys get the shaft! Frank, Joe, and Callie are off to Virginia City, Nevada, heart of the Comstock Lode, to visit Callie's friend Kerry Prescott. Kerry's father, Ted, has developed a system to extract new gold from old mines-but the deeper Ted digs, the more danger he finds. Someone means to put him down for good! Gold fever is running high, and lives are at stake. But Frank and Joe stake a claim of their own: they're out to put a stop to a gold-digging, gun-toting gang of desperadoes. The Hardys head for a showdown eighty feet underground, where they discover just how wild the Wild West can be. =============== From inside the book: ROCKY ROAD As Frank guided the jeep partway down the mountainside, then into a gorge between two steep rock walls, he said, "Maybe we ought to look in on Ted before we-" Frank stopped in midsentence. A loud rumbling sound was coming from overhead. The top of the jeep was off, and he glanced upward. "What is it?" Joe said as he looked up toward where the noise came from. Then he yelled, "Frank! Watch out!" Frank had seen it, too. Bouncing and smashing down from the bluff to their right, looking bigger by the instant, was a gigantic boulder. It was on a collision course for the jeep!
Meet Jo Beckett, deadshrinker a forensic psychiatrist who profiles victims lives to help solve their deaths. On a San Francisco street, Jo confronts a scene of pure carnage: four dead, five injured after a high speed pursuit. In the mangled remains of a BMW lies prosecutor Callie Harding, dead with the word dirty written in lipstick on her thigh. Why did Harding run from the police? Why did she crash through a bridge railing? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? Jo is a last resort in difficult cases. But now shes on the front line, because Callie Harding isnt the first high flyer to go down and take others with her. And if Jo cant figure out why the prosecutor died, Harding wont be the last. Jo's about to discover how dirty some secrets can be.
Meet Jo Beckett - a forensic psychiatrist who profiles victims' lives to help solve their deaths. On a San Francisco street, Jo confronts a scene of pure carnage: four dead, five injured after a high speed pursuit. In the mangled remains of a BMW lies prosecutor Callie Harding, dead with the word dirty written in lipstick on her thigh. Why did Harding run from the police? Why did she crash through a bridge railing? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? Jo is a last resort in difficult cases. But now she's on the front line, because Callie Harding isn't the first high flyer to go down and take others with her. And if Jo can't figure out why the prosecutor died, Harding won't be the last. Jo's about to discover how dirty some secrets can be.
This is one of the amusing fantasies featuring ebenezum, one of the least efficient apprentice sorcerers ever!
In 1970, as the hippie movement is losing its innocence, Shoshanna and her six-year-old sister, Mara, escape from Sweet Earth Farm, a declining commune, run by their tyrannical and abusive father, Adam. Their mother, Ella, takes them to San Francisco, where they meet one of her old friends, Judy, and the four of them decide to head off and try to make a life together. Finding a safe haven at the farm of kind, elderly Avery Elliot, the four of them find some measure of peace and stability. Then their mother's crippling depression returns. Confused and paranoid, Ella is convinced that she and the girls must leave before Adam finds them and exacts revenge. The girls don't wish to leave the only stable home they've ever had. But as Ella grows worse and worse, events conspire to leave them to face a choice they never could have imagined. Shoshanna has always watched over her sister and once again she has to watch over her ailing mother. Will she ever live a "normal" life?
He used to relish putting suspects in jail, but in his latest case, Luke Garrison--now a defense attorney--will stop at nothing to save a man accused of murderDuring a sleepover with her two friends, Emma goes missing. The owners of a local news network, her parents have money and power. As the police scour the city, Emma's father offers a $250,000 reward for his daughter's safe return. Eight days after the abduction, two hikers find her. Emma has been dead for days. After a year's fruitless search, the police make an arrest, picking up the network's star anchorman. As Emma's father brays for blood, Luke Garrison is the only person who dares to stand in his way. Once a merciless District Attorney, Luke became a defender after mistakenly sending a man to the gas chamber. Now he will let no one--not even a bereaved father--rush justice. But is he doing the right thing, or is he fighting to set a killer free?
In this sf adventure, it seems right for the thief to replace the diplomat when she looks enough like her. However, what about the task the diplomat is off to perform?
From the back of the book: Timber War Frank and Joe race to Seattle to help their father, Fenton, who stands accused of murder! In their father's rented house, they're met by burglars, who try to gun them down. When the brother detectives follow their trail, they learn that valuable timber is being destroyed by a deadly virus. They also find an entire town has been sealed off to prevent a mysterious flu epidemic. Meanwhile Fenton Hardy is the hostage of a sinister scientist with a formula for certain death. And if the brother team can't reach him in time-he'll become the victim in a doomsday experiment. ======= From inside the book: HOT PURSUIT Frank was already working on the doctor's ropes. "Soon as I get you loose, get clear of here," he ordered. "We'll get Jenny and Dad." Joe ran for the staircase leading up to the next floor, where Jenny Bookman and their father were imprisoned. Frank paused long enough to grab up the doctor's notebook and tuck it under his shirt. Then he started after his brother. They'd just started up the stairs when the far wall of the lab began to breathe smoke. Then, with a great gust of flame, the lab was ablaze.
Discovering Computers 2010; Complete, Living in a Digital World provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text.
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With this book, students bridge the gap between art instruction, artistic impression, and personal discovery as they explore all facets of the drawing process. Covers: Exercises, tips and captions enhance student understanding; Techniques and sidebars; Artist biographies and high-interest anecdotes personalize art history and the drawing experience; In-depth artist profiles allow students to examine how contemporary artists view their own work and the creative process.
Uses engaging anecdotes and stories to make abstract material pertinent without over-simplifying the science. The fifth edition features new coverage of developments in the study of positive psychology, Asperger's syndrome, sleep, consciousness and sex differences in the brain, as well as new artwork, chapter summaries and revised appendices.
Comins (U. of Maine) and Kaufmann (San Diego State U. ) introduce the new features of the seventh edition of this well-illustrated introductory text (dates of previous iterations are not given), including updated information on planets in our solar system and extra-solar planets; new appendixes on math, graphs, and constellations; and novel ways of presenting examples of concepts. Special features include "an astronomer's toolbox," advanced computational questions, Web-based questions, and observational projects. The included CD-ROM contains an interactive electronic planetarium. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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