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Trailsman #240, The:

by Jon Sharpe

When Skye Fargo heads to a port in San Francisco, he gets mixed up with a troupe of actors, including their leading lady, who are about to face the final curtain at the hands of some murderous outlaws out to steal their show. But the Trailsman is going to show the thugs that his show will go on--even if their lives do not.

Trailsman 216: High Sierra Horror

by Jon Sharpe

Sky Fargo faces a bloodthirsty butcher in the Sierra Nevadas! A savage beast appears to be on the loose in the wilds of the Sierras. But the Trailsman is about to discover the deadliest predator on Earth is still man.

Trailsman 214: Texas Hellion

by Jon Sharpe

Nothing can prepare Skye Fargo for the 10-year-old kid with a quick draw and a deadly aim. He's searching for his beloved cousin, who has been sold into slavery. The unlikely pair rides into a hell of blood and bullets, with two goals: rescue and revenge.

Trailsman 211: Badlands Bloodbath

by Jon Sharpe

A simple act of kindness towards a family of pioneers leads Skye Fargo into a desperate fight for survival, as a vile gang of cutthroats preys upon the naive settlers heading out West. The pilgrims are lured out into The Badlands with promises of a booming frontier, then the men are killed, their goods stolen, and their women taken to be sold at a barbaric auction to the worst element of mankind. With the lives of innocent women and children at stake, Fargo sets out to show some hombres just who's the baddest in The Badlands.

Trailsman 208: Arizona Renegades

by Jon Sharpe

Riding shotgun for a stagecoach traveling through hostile Indian lands, Skye Fargo finds himself protecting a rag-tag group of passengers from the vengeance of an Apache war chief. With a sultry redhead and a brassy blond both vying for his affection, Fargo will have to focus all of his resources to survive the deadly onslaught from a relentless foe. Dodging arrows as well as his amorous companions, the Trailsman clears a path the only way he knows how with bullets flying and enemies dying.

Trailsman 207: Chimney Rock Burial

by Jon Sharpe

Hired to locate the grave of a woman's son, Skye Fargo leads her through the Nebraska territory towards Chimney Rock. But the dim-witted Lacy brothers are not far behind, reckoning they'll be led to some hidden loot. And, as the Trailsman closes in on his quarry, he must decide if he's aiding a grieving mother or abetting a cunning con woman. With time running short, Fargo has no one to trust, except the irons strapped to his legs.

Trailsman 205

by Jon Sharpe

In Dew Creek, the Trailsman hires on to help a pair of orphaned sisters defend their family gold mining claim. Enamored of his seductive employers, Fargo tolerates the ramshackle town full of sidewinders and low-down polecats. But when several miners with profitable gold claims disappear, he finds himself confronting a man who has tangled the whole town in a web of fear brought on by gold fever. Fargo decides to teach him to respect a different kind of metal--hot lead.

Trailsman 204: The Leavenworth Express

by Jon Sharpe

While Skye Fargo rides shotgun on the first stage run for the Leavenworth and Pike's Peak Express Company, a gang of outlaws bushwacks the coach, stealing a big payroll. Determined to make good on the botched job, The Trailsman sets out to track down the outlaws -- accompanied by a frisky saloon gal -- all the while suspecting a fellow employee of pulling an inside job. With enemies everywhere, Fargo must rely on his only trusted companion. . . hot lead!

Trailsman 202: The Stallion Search

by Jon Sharpe

After losing his horse and memory to a horse-thief's bullet, Skye Fargo vows revenge. Following the trail, he runs afoul of the notorious Layton gang, and his most dangerous enemy yet, Andrea Layton.

Trailsman 198: Black Gulch Gamble

by Jon Sharpe

In the dust bowl town of Blackgulch, Texas, ranchers gamble their wages away at the new casino, surrendering their land and cattle to settle their debts with the cardsharp who owns the place. With a band of enforcers at his side, and local law in his pocket, the cardsharp would soon own all of Blackgulch! But he didn't count on Skye Fargo, the Trailsman, to deal himself into the game with lead!

Trailsman 197: Utah Uprising

by Jon Sharpe

A psychopath with a private army settles in Utah with a plan to kill all the Native Americans in the area. A tribal maiden and the Trailsman are all that stand in the way of his crazed vision.

Trailsman 195: Fort Ravage Conspiracy

by Jon Sharpe

Dead in the middle of the Nevada desert lies Fort Ravage, an army outpost under siege by the hostile Paiute tribes. No man has ever escaped from it alive and only one man is courageous enough to scheme a way in. But what Skye Fargo finds inside is more than he bargains for--an iron-willed war hero, his icily seductive daughter, and a dangerous conspiracy that could send the Trailsman to an early grave!

Nacky Patcher & the Curse of the Dry-Land Boats

by Jeffrey Kluger

What Nacky Patcher and Teedie Flinn discover in the owl light and blackberry water of Yole Lake causes them to suspect they are losing their wits. Polished wood as far as the eye can see-an entire ship comes unbuttoned! Yet they see something else, too, something far more important: a way out from the curse that has burdened the poor folks of Yole for generations. But first, they will need the villagers to do something they haven't done in a long time: work as a team. Jeffrey Kluger, co-author of the blockbuster book-turned-film Apollo 13, delivers one of the finest, quirkiest, and most emotionally satisfying reads of the year. As they rise to the challenge of something greater than themselves, this cast of characters will capture readers' hearts and imaginations.

How the Canyon Became Grand

by Pyne Stephen J.

Dismissed by the first Spanish explorers as a wasteland, the Grand Canyon lay virtually unnoticed for three centuries until nineteenth- century America rediscovered it and seized it as a national emblem. This extraordinary work of intellectual and environmental history tells two tales of the Canyon: the discovery and exploration of the physical Canyon and the invention and evolution of the cultural Canyon--how we learned to endow it with mythic significance. Acclaimed historian Stephen Pyne examines the major shifts in Western attitudes toward nature, and recounts the achievements of explorers, geologists, artists, and writers, from John Wesley Powell to Wallace Stegner, and how they transformed the Canyon into a fixture of national identity. This groundbreaking book takes us on a completely original journey through the Canyon toward a new understanding of its niche in the American psyche, a journey that mirrors the making of the nation itself. .

Ties of Power

by Czerneda Julie E.

Sira, the most powerful member of the alien Clan, has dared to challenge the will of her people--by allying herself with a human. But can she hope to carve a new life for herself when the Clan is determined to reclaim her genetic heritage. . . at any cost?

More Horowitz Horror

by Anthony Horowitz

Ever pictured your own funeral? You won't be able to help it when you read some of the stories in this nightmarish collection, where things are never what they appear. Funerals are just the beginning. How about a day at the beach that ends in a mischievous murder? Or a cell phone that has a direct dial to . . . the dead? From the creator of the blockbuster Alex Rider Adventures and The Diamond Brothers Mysteries comes eight more fantastically frightening tales. Whatever you do, don't take this book to bed with you! .

Horowitz Horror

by Anthony Horowitz

Welcome to a world where everything seems normal. At least, at first. But the sinister and truly terrifying lurk just beneath the surface. Like a bathtub with a history so haunted, no one dares get in it. . . or an ordinary-looking camera that does unspeakable things to its subjects. . . or a mysterious computer game that has terrible consequences if you lose. . . . From the creator of the blockbuster Alex Rider Adventures and The Diamond Brothers Mysteries, Horowitz Horror is a wicked collection of macabre tales sure to send shivers up your spine. .

The Star Scroll

by Melanie Rawn

As High Prince and Princess, Rohan and Sioned must keep both the peace and the secret of the dragons. But the legacy of their evil predecessor remains-and as their son Pol grows up, the kingdom splits in what may become a bloody battle for the crown. To make things worse, a long-vanquished foe vows to destroy the Prince. The only hope of defeating their dark sorcery lies in reclaiming the knowledge so carefully concealed in the long-lost Star Scroll. .

When the Nines Roll Over

by David Benioff

Over the course of eight tales, often with an appealing touch of the surreal, we are introduced to a record comany exec searching for a rock star, an inexperienced Russian soldier trapped between his murderous colleagues and a clever old woman, a faded football star recalling his lost chance at love, an acress who has a shot at a role that will free her from a lifetime of waitressing, a young man who kidnap's his ex-girlfriend's father's ashes, and other young people on the cusp of discovery, jubilation or loss. As he evokes the various states of agony and pleasure - humiliation, rebellion, cameraderie, and desire - Benioff displays a profound understanding of how single moments lead to transformation, and how sadness can be illuminated by a humorous flip side.

Deathstalker Return (Deathstalker #7)

by Simon R. Green

Lewis Deathstalker is on the run with an evil Empire snapping at his heels. He and his companions, diva Jesamine Flowers, conman Brett Random, psychopath Rose Constantine and a reptiloid called Saturday, travel from world to world, searching for help and answers to the mysteries of the past. On the planet Unseeli, they talk with what remains of the traitor Carrion, and the ghost of a man called Silence. On Lachrymae Christi an old legend called Tobias Moon tells them the truth behind the legends. On Shandrakor, they explore the ruins of the old Deathstalker Standing, and fight with more than one kind of monster. And on Haden, finally, they come to the Madness Maze, which will lead Lewis to his most important task . . . The return of Owen Deathstalker. The sequel to Deathstalker Legacy is a breathtaking, wild ride through a universe peopled with unforgettably evil characters and ever-hopeful heroes, all told with Simon Green's trademark tongue-in-cheek humour.

Walk on Water

by Michael Ruhlman

Described by one surgeon as "soul-crushing, diamond-making stress," surgery on congenital heart defects is arguably the most difficult of all surgical specialties. Drawing back the hospital curtain for a unique and captivating look at the extraordinary skill and dangerous politics of critical surgery in a pediatric heart center, Michael Ruhlman focuses on the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, where a team of medical specialists--led by idiosyncratic virtuoso Dr. Roger Mee--work on the edge of disaster on a daily basis. Walk on Water offers a rare and dramatic glimpse into a world where the health of innocent children and the hopes of white-knuckled families rest in the hands of all-too-human doctors. .

How to Find the Work You Love

by Laurence G. Boldt

Technological advances and the global marketplace are changing the way we live and work. Doing the work you love is the critical factor to personal fulfillment and economic success. No one understands this more than Laurence G. Boldt, whose Zen and the Art of Making a Living helped many carve out new and rewarding career paths. But how do you find the courage to start the search for a new career? And how do you tap into your own best resources to discover what you want to do and what you're good at? This remarkable guide offers simple yet profound strategies to help you answer those questions by focusing on four key elements to be sought in any life's work: Integrity, Service, Enjoyment, and Excellence. Boldt has reduced the quest for meaningful work to its essence and will lead you to an understanding of what you could and should be doing with your life. .

Hip Logic

by Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is a dazzlingly original poet, interested in adventurous explorations of subject and form. His new work, Hip Logic, is full of poetic tributes to the likes of Paul Robeson, Big Bird, Balthus, and Mr. T, as well as poems based on the anagram principle of words within a word. Throughout, Hayes's verse dances in a kind of homemade music box, with notes that range from tender to erudite, associative to narrative, humorous to political. Hip Logic does much to capture the nuances of contemporary male African American identity and confirms Hayes's reputation as one of the most compelling new voices in American poetry. .

Practical Gods

by Carl Dennis

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Practical Gods is the eighth collection by Carl Dennis, a critically acclaimed poet and recent winner of one of the most prestigious poetry awards, the Ruth Lilly Prize. Carl Dennis has won acclaim for "wise, original, and often deeply moving" poems that "ease the reader out of accustomed modes of seeing and perceiving" (The New York Times). Many of the poems in this new book involve an attempt to enter into dialogue with pagan and biblical perspectives, to throw light on ordinary experience through metaphor borrowed from religious myth and to translate religious myth into secular terms. While making no claims to put us in touch with some ultimate reality, these clear, precise, sensitive poems help us to pay homage to the everyday household gods that are easy to ignore, the gods that sustain life and make it rewarding. .

The Sonnets

by Ted Berrigan

Originally published in 1964, The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan is considered by many to be his most important and influential book. This new annotated edition, with an introduction by Alice Notley, includes seven previously uncollected works. Like Shakespeare's sonnets, Berrigan's poems involve friendship and love triangles, but while the former happen chronologically, Berrigan's happen in the moment, with the story buried beneath a surface of names, repetitions, and fragmented experience. Reflecting the new American sensibilities of the 1960's as well as timeless poetic themes, The Sonnets is both eclectic and classical - the poems are monumental riddles worth contemplating. .

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