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Mastering vRealize Operations Manager

by Scott Norris

If you are an administrator of a virtual environment and have used vROps before but want to gain a professional understanding by implementing complex tasks easily with it, then this book is for you.

Dart Essentials

by Martin Sikora

This book is targeted at expert programmers in JavaScript who want to learn Dart quickly. Some previous experience with OOP programming in other languages and a good knowledge of JavaScript are assumed.

Spring Cookbook

by Jerome Jaglale

This book is for you if you have some experience with Java and web development (not necessarily in Java) and want to become proficient quickly with Spring.

Mastering pandas for Finance

by Michael Heydt

If you are interested in quantitative finance, financial modeling, and trading, or simply want to learn how Python and pandas can be applied to finance, then this book is ideal for you. Some knowledge of Python and pandas is assumed. Interest in financial concepts is helpful, but no prior knowledge is expected.

The Johnson Sisters

by Tresser Henderson

The Johnson sisters is the riveting story of a close knit bunch struggling to keep the family legacy going in spite of their differences.Vivian, the oldest sister, has the house, the nice car, designer clothes and money, but no man to share her life with. After a previous abusive relationship, she's struggling with her self-esteem. What will it take to convince her she's worthy of love? Shauna is the funny, happy-go-lucky sister. Give her a drink and she's content with the world--until one tragic event forces her to face her demons. The revelation of her secret threatens to damage her relationship with her sisters. Dawn feels like the black sheep of the family, and this feeling is reinforced when her sisters voice their opinion of her upcoming marriage. Will she be forced to choose between her family and her future husband? Serena is the only sister who has a child, but she's also got plenty of drama in her life. Her child's father already has another crazy baby mama, so he has no intention of marrying anyone. Serena believes love can conquer all, but will love be enough for her to endure this roller coaster relationship? Phoenix, the baby of the bunch, says she's never getting married. Diva extraordinaire, Phoenix enjoys the life she has, until one of her men invades the sanctity of her home and finds a way to lawfully squat in her home. When secrets begin to spill and resentments from the past come flooding back, it's a pressure cooker of drama that could leave these sisters divided, and possibly destroyed, in the end.

Gangsta Twist 1

by Clifford Spud Johnson

Gangsta Twist 1 is a modern-day Robin Hood meets Mission: Impossible with a witty urban twist. Taz, the ruthless leader of an elite group of bandits, falls hopelessly in love with Sacha, an up-and-coming lawyer who will stop at nothing to become a partner in her firm. When Cliff, Sacha's ex-boyfriend, hears of her newfound love, all hell breaks loose. Cliff seeks Taz's daughter to get closer to his inner circle. Will Taz be forced to give up his true love in order to save his daughter from the deadly hands of Cliff? Or will Sacha and Taz finally have their happily ever after?Won, the wealthy councilman, knows that the only chance he has at reelection is if there are no competitors. Will Taz, his trusty disciple, and his crew be able to handle the orders given by Won to bring down his peers? Ride with the gang as they travel in search of Won's competitors.Let Gangsta Twist 1 take you on a fast-paced ride full of deceit, fast money, and revenge, where the winner takes all.

Death of a Dog Whisperer

by Laurien Berenson

"If you like dogs, you'll love Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis mysteries!" --Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling authorBetween her boisterous sons and a house full of Poodles, there's never a dull moment for Melanie Travis. But no matter how hectic life gets, she can always pick up the scent of a howling good mystery--and she'll stop at nothing to dig up the truth. . .It's summer in Connecticut, and Melanie's life has become an endless string of dog shows, soccer camp, and the antics of her energetic toddler. She hardly has time to pay much attention to her Aunt Peg's new protégé, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer" with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking--that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets. When Nick is discovered dead in his home, his sister Claire enlists Melanie to help track down the killer. Now, as she juggles the demands of marriage and motherhood--not to mention her six beloved Poodles--Melanie can scarcely even begin to nose through the growing list of suspects. But just when she thinks she's barking up the wrong tree, she'll find herself face to face with a purebred murderer. . .Praise For Laurien Berenson And Her Melanie Travis Mysteries!"Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better." --Harlan Coben"Berenson throws dog lovers a treat they will relish." --Publishers Weekly"A wonderful reason to celebrate--Melanie Travis is back on the job in this always charming and clever series." --Earlene Fowler, author of The Road to Cardinal Valley and the Benni Harper mysteries "A special treat." --Library Journal"Delightful. . .Four paws for this one." --Carolyn Hart"Fun reading." --Dog NewsPRAISE FOR GONE WITH THE WOOF"A sprightly pooch-packed escapade. With unexpected twists, humor, and a wealth of information about the story's milieu, Berenson wraps up this caper in a tail-wagging finale." --Publishers Weekly "Berenson, who has a nose for balancing fun and fright, devises another story that will appeal to dog aficionados and cozy lovers alike." --Kirkus"Berenson's canine frame story will have dog lovers' tails wagging, and it doesn't detract from either the savvy heroine or the smart mystery." --Booklist "A wonderful novel. Even better if you read it with a dog on your lap." --Suspense Magazine

A Catered Fourth of July

by Isis Crawford

High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it's got to be one hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo for the reenactment of The Battle of Meadow Creek--and not baking in those Revolutionary War uniforms with their fellow townspeople . . .After a few cheery exchanges of "Moveth" and "Thou speakest treason," the muskets are fired and the fake battle is over. But the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin looks very real. Is it possible that Jack has had his last tryst? When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Bernie's beau Marvin as the killer, Bernie and Libby know they've got to get cooking on the case. But the former Casanova has burned half the town--including the hot-headed politician and his occasionally faithful wife. And what about re-enactor Elise Montague, who is training to be an EMT yet almost fainted at the sight of blood on the deceased? Bernie and Libby have their plates overloaded with suspects, and will need to work very fast to clear Marvin's name. The simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless the sisters quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre-meditation. . .their goose may be cooked! Includes Original Recipes for You to Try!Delicious Praise For Isis Crawford And Her Mouth-Watering Mysteries! A Catered St. Patrick's Day "Cozy fans will appreciate the zany characters, witty dialogue and puzzling plot." --Publishers WeeklyA Catered Thanksgiving"This will please Crawford's old fans and bring in new ones." --RT Book ReviewsA Catered Birthday Party"Fans of Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke will enjoy the investigative and culinary antics of the nosey sisters." --Library JournalA Catered Halloween"Fun. . .well-plotted." --Publishers WeeklyA Catered Christmas"Comical minor arguments, bitchy asides, cookie dependencies, and useful recipes keep this moving." --Library JournalA Catered Murder"Fans who love culinary mysteries are going to gain pounds after reading this delicious who-done-it." --I Love a Mystery

Bad Blood

by Mary Monroe

New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers her most surprising and thought-provoking novel yet in this riveting tale of family loyalty, betrayal, and sweet revenge...For Seth Garrett, there's no such thing as too rich or too beautiful. His family taught him that anything less than the best simply isn't an option. Now he's out to prove he can be the most successful Garrett--and Rachel McNeal fits the bill. She's pretty, hard-working, good in bed--and willing to finance his dreams. He thinks she's perfect wife material--until he meets her relatives and discovers they're far from perfect. No problem, Seth's got a truly flawless replacement lined up to give him the good life he's entitled to...Steady and sensible, Rachel always believed the best about people. She thought Seth was the man of her dreams. But she can deal with the hurt and move on. Until she discovers the true reason Seth dumped her--and just how deep his contempt for her runs. She's done forgiving, much less forgetting. And taking his world apart piece by piece is only the beginning of her long-game payback...

Accidentally Engaged

by Mary Carter

I'm just the messenger. Please, don't kill me. . . Don't hate me because I'm psychic. . .everybody else already does. My name's Clair Ivers and these days my "gift" seems more like a booby prize. It all started when this crazy woman tried to bribe me into skewing a reading to warm her future sister-in-law's cold feet. Then the prospective sister-in-law threatened to kill herself at the altar if I didn't give her a phony reading saying she should break off the engagement. Oh, and did I mention she ran out, leaving her three-carat rock of a ring right there on my table? So what's an honest woman to do? Find the man who belongs to the ring, of course. And boy, have I found him. The minute I lay eyes on Jack Heron, I know he's the one. . .for me, that is. The problem is making him realize it once he finds out that I may be responsible for the flight of his fiancée. At least his grandmother likes me. Of course she thinks I'm someone else. And then there's the best man who keeps calling me for dates. . .and stock tips. Between the people who think I'm someone else, the people who wish I were, and the people who just want a bead on the winning Powerball numbers, I'm seriously considering packing in my deck for good. But not until I throw caution to the wind and make a play for my very own Jack of Hearts. . .

Baby Momma Drama

by Carl Weber

Two very different women are about to learn that when it comes to sorting out life and love, no sister is perfect...Sensible older sister Jasmine is working hard, saving money, and waiting for Mr. Right. In smooth-talking attorney Derrick, she thinks she's found him. But it doesn't take long for Jasmine's shrewd granny to expose her man as nothing more than a drug-dealing hustler. Still, Jasmine chooses to stay with him...until she finds out he's got a baby momma...Wild child little sister Stephanie is looking for a good time, not a good man, although she finds both in sweet, loyal Travis. Before she knows it, a one-night fling has turned into three years--and produced an adorable son and an engagement ring. But when Stephanie's sexy high school sweetheart swings back into town, she can't help going after another taste of the one that got away...As the drama explodes, each sister will have to decide which risks are worth taking and how to look out for themselves--and each other...

Still Thicker Than Water

by Takerra Allen

From Jersey's gritty hoods to Atlanta's steamy streets, all the way to sultry Jamaica, the Brick City divas introduced in Thicker Than Water, along with some hot newcomers, bring the drama to new heights--wherever they go... As if she hasn't been through enough, princess Sasha's got a new struggle on her hands. The love of her life might be locked down, but even that can't keep her away. Can she choose between the hustler who broke her heart and the good guy who's trying to mend it?...Tatum's man, Respect, has been on the run in Jamaica for over a year. She's sure he wants her with him. But as strong as she is, does she have the courage to follow him--and face what she finds?...With her irresistible body and commanding presence, Jayde is all business, even when it comes to pleasure. And none of it is personal....L.A. girl gone bad, Neli has ruined lives and done more damage than she can make up for. Now she wants to change her ways--if she can stay alive long enough... As desire rules and the secrets keep spilling, it's another crazy, sexy, dangerous summer for these ladies who are still thicker than water...

The Summer Cottage

by Susan Kietzman

Spanning two summers decades apart, Susan Kietzman's poignant new novel explores the complexities of the people--and places--that shape our lives... Helen Street spent every summer of her childhood at her family's cedar-shake cottage on Long Island Sound. The youngest of four, she shared her mother Claire's athletic genes and relished the orchestrated games and competitions that filled those warm, endless days. Unlike her older siblings--fiery Charlotte, ambitious Thomas, middle-child Pammy--Helen rarely felt the pressure of her mother's high expectations. Thirty years later, with her brother and sisters scattered, Helen is the sole caregiver for Claire, now terminally ill. Knowing her death is imminent, Claire has put Helen in the awkward position of telling the others that she plans on leaving everything, including the cottage, to Helen when she dies--unless everyone comes to the shore for a long weekend over the Fourth of July. During this time together, Helen, Charlotte, Pammy, and Thomas will revisit their long-ago decisions and assumptions. And they will face new choices that could shatter their fragile kinship--or reveal a family's extraordinary power to remember, to forgive, and to grow... Praise for the novels of Susan Kietzman "Readers will find themselves drawn into the tragedies and triumphs of this fictional family--distinct and yet utterly relatable." --Hartford Books Examiner on The Good Life "This book gives a great view of a typical marriage...the storyline is realistic, and one all readers can relate to, married or not." --RT Book Reviews on A Changing Marriage

Family Trees

by Kerstin March

In this moving and insightful debut novel set along the breathtaking shores of the Great Lakes, a young woman must decide which dreams are worth fighting for, and which roots to keep firmly in place...Sensible and self-reliant, Shelby Meyers knows exactly what she wants. She'll never again depend on her errant mother, Jackie, who abandoned Shelby when she was a baby--and is forever searching for an elusive, glittering life. All Shelby needs is her beautiful, windswept Lake Superior, her loving grandparents, and the treasured-but-struggling family apple orchard she helps run--until a new love, Ryan Chambers, opens her heart to chance, and her eyes to a wider world than she ever imagined.But just as Shelby is looking toward an exciting future, Jackie unexpectedly returns--determined to make up for the past and "help" her daughter get everything she never could. Her confidence shaken, Shelby finds herself at odds with Ryan, and with his wealthy family's overbearing expectations. Now, through wrenching change and sudden loss, Shelby must find a way to see herself, and her mother, in a new light, forge an all-too-fragile understanding--and risk the kind of freedom that brings its own unexpected, enduring rewards...

The Perfect Revenge

by Lutishia Lovely

The Shady Sisters TrilogyIn this sexy page-turner from Lutishia Lovely, a conniving seductress embarks on a spectacular finale as her need for revenge--and for the object of her obsession--reaches a boiling point...After a nightmarish two years, Nathan Carver thinks he can relax. His sister, Sherri, and her husband, Randall, are once again enjoying life and time with their family. Then they get bad news. Jacqueline Tate, the woman who's been a walking, talking tornado of trouble in all of their lives has been released from prison. They decide to take reasonable precautions and let God take care of the rest. But Jacqueline hasn't changed one bit, and she has plans of her own...

Borrow Trouble

by Victor Mcglothin Mary Monroe

"A perfect blend of two amazing stories by two talented authors." --Books2Mention"Monroe and McGlothin share engaging tales of how one night changed the course of some unsuspecting individuals."--The RAWSISTAZ ReviewersA woman lets herself go and finally does something wrong. Down on his luck, a man tries to do something right. For both, the consequences are as surprising as they are rewarding. . ."Nightmare in Paradise" by Mary MonroeDutiful wife and devoted friend, Renee Webb always does the right thing. So when she gets a chance to let her hair down on a Caribbean vacation, she's more than ready to let go. But all is not as it seems, and Renee finds out that doing the wrong thing might cost her more than she ever imagined. . ."Bad Luck Shadow"by Victor McGlothinOn the run from some of Harlem's baddest hitmen, Baltimore Floyd's luck takes a turn for the worse after he murders a big-time businessman and gets thrown off a train in Kansas City. Now he's got only one shot to get out alive--the biggest heist in KC's history. Lucky for him, someone's got his back, and is willing to use every trick to save Baltimore from going down for good. . .

The Family Beach House

by Holly Chamberlin

In this poignant, evocative novel, bestselling author Holly Chamberlin sweeps you into the picturesque town of Ogunquit, Maine, where a family in flux explores their ties to a beautiful beach house, and to each other. Some houses have a personality of their own. Larchmere is that kind of place--a splendid, sprawling home with breathtaking views that open to briny Atlantic air and seabirds' calls. It's the place where Tilda McQueen O'Connell grew up and now vacations each year, and where she and her three siblings--Adam, Hannah, and Craig--have gathered to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their mother's passing. But instead of the bittersweet but relaxing reunion Tilda expected, she finds chaos. Her father's plan to marry a younger woman has thrown the fate of the beach house into uncertainty. For Tilda, the stakes seem the highest. Alone and vulnerable two years after her husband's death, she sees Larchmere as not just a cherished part of her history, but her eventual refuge from the world. Faced with losing that legacy, Tilda must embrace an unknown future. And all the McQueens must reconcile their shared, sometimes painful past--and learn how to love one another even when it means forging a life apart. . ."A dramatic and moving portrait of several generations of a family and each person's place within it." --Booklist"An enjoyable summer read, but it's more. It is a novel for all seasons that adds to the enduring excitement of Ogunquit." -The Maine Sunday Telegram

Rusty Summer

by Mary Mckinley

There's school, and then there's the real world. If you're lucky enough to survive the first, you owe it to yourself to explore the second...So let's roll...With graduation a month away, I'm hitting the road with my best friends Beau, Leonie, and Leonie's awesome rescue dog, The Bomb. We've all got something on our minds. Beau is schooling our school for ignoring brutal bullying. Beautiful, crazy Leonie is striving to become a model. And I'm drilling to join a local roller derby team--The Rat City Roller Girls--where my bulk is actually a benefit! But first, somewhere between finals and graduation, I need some answers. I need to see my dad. Face to face.Unless he's moved without telling me, my dad is out in the wilds of Alaska--somewhere remote, beautiful, and amazing, where there will be wild animals, and hot guys, and adventures and lies and heartbreaks. It's further from home than any of us have ever been. Sometimes that's how far you need to go to figure out exactly where you want to be...

Small Arms Survey 2014

by Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey 2014 considers the multiple roles of women in the context of armed violence, security, and the small arms agenda. The volume's thematic section comprises one chapter on violence against women and girls - with a focus on post-conflict Liberia and Nepal - and another on the recent convergence of the small arms agenda with that of women, peace and security. Complementing these chapters are illustrated testimonies of women with experience as soldiers, rebels and security personnel. The 'weapons and markets' section assesses the potential impact of the Arms Trade Treaty, presents the 2014 Transparency Barometer and an update on the authorized small arms trade, and analyses recent ammunition explosions in the Republic of the Congo. Additionally, it examines ammunition circulating in Africa and the Middle East, maps the sources of insurgent weapons in Sudan and South Sudan, and evaluates crime gun records in the United States.

The List

by Kate L. Mary

The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .Body piercingGet drunkFirst kissBut thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it's her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .Fake IDSkinny dippingRoad trip!!!Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .Lose itGet Heart BrokenFall in love

Darkly the Thunder

by William W. Johnstone

The Root Of EvilThe ominous Rumblings of thunder--dark thunder, was how retired head of police Al Watt thought of it--had started thirty years before on the night that Sand was killed. A good man, that Sand, and when he died, the forces of darkness had taken root in Willowdale, Colorado. Now the isolated little town, nestled in the Rockies, was about to give birth to an evil beyond imagining...a reign of terror so insatiable that Al Watt could do nothing to stop it.Child ProdigySomething bad was going to happen. Eleven-year-old Howie Ingram could feel it in his bones. Of course no one ever listened to Howie Ingram, the twerp. All they did was make fun of him for being so smart he was already high school and college courses. Howie tried not to care. Except now he really needed someone to listen to him when he told them about the townspeople turning into zombies and the strange noises coming in over the sir waves. And the distant sound of thunder. He and his computer didn't stand much of a chance, alone, against a force as powerful and primitive as Satan himself...

Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind

by Anne Roiphe

In the rarefied world of New York City psychoanalysts and their patients, Dr. Estelle Berman belongs to a dying breed. A distinguished analyst who lives and practices on the Upper West Side, she inspires devotion among her patients. But she has started falling asleep during meetings and forgetting her patients' names. Her colleagues Dr. H. and Dr. Z. observe her mental decline with the objectivity of a Greek chorus, but when it comes to the disappointments in their own lives they are far less detached. And then there are the patients themselves: Justine, a movie star with a penchant for stealing things; Edith, who writes poems in secret and eats to subdue feelings of panic; Anna, a self-harming college student whose depression baffles her parents; and Mike Wilson, a widower whose disgraced son has fled the country. Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind is a novel of psychological realities, teeming humanity, and glorious contradictions.From the Hardcover edition.the doctor herself. Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind is a novel of psychological realities that cut close to the bone, a book that dares to observe knowingly the vanities of which we are made. From the Hardcover edition.

Fried Chicken

by Rebecca Lang

An irresistible cookbook featuring more than 50 family-friendly fried chicken recipes--including classic Southern, globally influenced, and skillet- and deep-fried variations. Fried chicken is comfort food at its finest. Served alongside a biscuit, atop waffles, or just on its own, fried chicken is one of the most universally loved foods around. In Fried Chicken, Southern chef Rebecca Lang collects 50 of the most tantalizing, crowd-pleasing variations on the classic. There are perennial favorites like Buttermilk-Soaked, Bacon-Fried Chicken Smothered in Gravy; Tennessee Hot Chicken; kid-friendly Chicken Fingers; and even Gluten-Free Southern Fried Chicken. Also featured are internationally inspired recipes, such as Saigon Street Wings, Chinese Lollipop Wings, Mexican-Lime Fried Chicken Tacos, and Korean Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce. All of these recipes are impeccably tested, foolproof, and will have the whole family singing the praises of perfectly fried poultry.From the Hardcover edition.

A Kiss for Lady Mary

by Ella Quinn

Ella Quinn's bachelors do as they like and take what they want. But when the objects of their desire are bold, beautiful women, the rules of the game always seem to change...Handsome, charming, and heir to a powerful Viscount, Christopher "Kit" Featherton is everything a woman could want--except interested in marriage. So when he hears that someone on his estate near the Scottish border is claiming to be his wife, Kit sets off to investigate. Since her parents' death, Lady Mary Tolliver has been hounded by her cousin, a fortune-hunting fool after her inheritance. Refusing to settle for anything less than love, Mary escapes to the isolated estate of rakish bachelor, Kit Featherton. Knowing he prefers Court to the country, she believes she will be safe. But when Kit unexpectedly returns, her pretend marriage begins to feel seductively real...

Travelin' Man

by Tom Mendicino

Tom Mendicino introduced college-bound Charlie Beresford and high-school baseball hero Kevin "KC" Conroy in KC, At Bat. Now KC is trying to find his way--if he can just figure out where to look... KC has spent most of his twenty years working his way to the minor leagues. One drunken fight in a Spokane gay club, and he's thrown it all away. Convinced he can't return to his former coach's devoutly Christian household, KC thumbs his way to Seattle. If he's no longer the Mighty KC, destined to have his stats on a Topps trading card, who is he? The loser his mother always warned he would be? An imposter praying in vain for God to change him? Bad luck and a busted nose bring him to Eugene, Oregon, where he finds unlikely friends, work, and even a new purpose. But day by day he's gaining something else: courage to play from the heart, no matter what the result might be...

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