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A frozen corpse.A missing witness.Strange voices that aren't there.One cold night, Lainie Goff, a glamorous young attorney on the fast track to a partnership at Portland's top firm, is found frozen in the trunk of her BMW on the local fishing pier.Detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage quickly uncover a long list of suspects: Lainie's boss, who was also her lover; an ex-priest who runs a shelter for runaway teens; an abusive stepfather who raped Lainie as a teen; and a creepy landlord who seems to know more than he should about her private life.Still, there is no hard evidence until a mentally ill young woman who hears voices gives an island cop an eyewitness account he doesn't take seriously.But when she too disappears, McCabe and Savage find themselves in a desperate race against time to stop a vicious killer before he rids himself of the only person who knows who he is.
Environmentalism, in theory and practice, is concerned with protecting nature. But if we have now reached "the end of nature," as Bill McKibben and other environmental thinkers have declared, what is there left to protect? In Thinking like a Mall, Steven Vogel argues that environmental thinking would be better off if it dropped the concept of "nature" altogether and spoke instead of the "environment" -- that is, the world that actually surrounds us, which is always a built world, the only one that we inhabit. We need to think not so much like a mountain (as Aldo Leopold urged) as like a mall. Shopping malls, too, are part of the environment and deserve as much serious consideration from environmental thinkers as do mountains. Vogel argues provocatively that environmental philosophy, in its ethics, should no longer draw a distinction between the natural and the artificial and, in its politics, should abandon the idea that something beyond human practices (such as "nature") can serve as a standard determining what those practices ought to be. The appeal to nature distinct from the built environment, he contends, may be not merely unhelpful to environmental thinking but in itself harmful to that thinking. The question for environmental philosophy is not "how can we save nature?" but rather "what environment should we inhabit, and what practices should we engage in to help build it?"
This book presents concise guidance to make the online learning journey enjoyable, productive, and most of all, worthwhile.
This book focuses on how a professional coach can create a successful and sustainable business by coaching groups.
Underground America tells the stories of men and women who have come to the United States seeking a better life for their families, only to be subjected to dehumanizing working conditions.
The book explains why the American Revolution took place and those instrumental in bringing it about.
This series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of genres, themes and issues.
No matter what your title or place on the organization chart, you have the potential to be a leader--or more precisely, the potential to exercise leadership in the moments that matter most. Leadership is not a job title or position, but rather an action. In certain moments and situations, anyone can rise to the occasion to act as a leader--gaining respect, confidence, and ultimately greater success in the organization. But how can you recognize these moments where leadership is required, and then know what to do?Step Up explains six critical "leadership moments"--everyday instances when you have a choice to shine or let opportunity pass you by. Based on their own research and extensive client work, Evans and Foster identify six regularly occurring moments and help you understand how to act wisely and decisively when those moments arise, showing how to:Get Angry, Not StupidAvoid Terminal PolitenessDecide AlreadyAct When You are the ProblemLeverage PessimismReverse MomentumAnyone can take advantage of opportunities to act as a leader when the time is right--and reap the rewards. Step Up is a guide to exercising leadership when it matters most, boosting your personal impact and effectiveness, and making a real difference.
The author argues that by focusing on the health of vascular endothelium cells, you'll improve endorgan function, reverse adverse effects of aging, and live a happier life.
A distinguished British anthropologist, Max Gluckman (1911-1975) pioneered the study of traditional African legal systems. His research stressed social conflict and mechanisms for conflict resolution while studying urbanization and social change in colonial Africa.
Richly informative on American manners and morals in the early ninteenth century, this famous travel account also reveals much about the contrast between British and American culture.
Who says nothing is sacred? For 1500 years, Christians have used "sacred reading" or in Latin-Lectio Divina-as a way to tap into the power and vitality of God's Word.
One of the greatest ghost stories ever told. Dr. John Montague believes he has found proof of the existence of the supernatural, and to confirm his theory he invites several people with previous supernatural encounters to join him at Hill House. Of these, only two women accept, and the three, along with the house's heir, sequester themselves. They begin to experience ghost sightings, strange writings on the walls, and a plethora of supernatural events, but none more the Eleanor, one of the women, who shows an affinity for both the strange events and for the house itself that begins to alarm her companions... Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
The first short story collection by Shirley Jackson, featuring one of her most celebrated works. The only collection of Jackson's short fiction to be published in her lifetime, it contains 25 stories, of which "The Lottery" is the most famous. When it was published in The New Yorker, it elicited an unprecedented stream of interest, both positive and negative, from its readers. It is a haunting take of the darker side of small town America, and one of Jackson's crowning achievements.Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
From the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home--and they're ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they're intimidating. Together they're invincible. <P><P>They're the men of ARES Security. Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather's small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he's eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can't just walk away--not when she's clearly in danger... There's a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie's dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe's instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie's courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won't stop. Now it's only a matter of time before Annie's next--unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won't be buried.
A thoroughly modern take on the coming-of-age story. Natalie is a young girl with an active inner life - active to the point where she has to work to keep the people around her and the people in her mind separate. <P><P>When she leaves home for an all-girls dorm at a liberal arts college, things only get more confused. Told from the perspective of a narrator who may or may not be Natalie, Hangsaman is a brilliant fusion of the bildungsroman and gothic traditions with an entirely twentieth century sensibility. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
One of T.S. Eliot's earliest, and most significant works. A great achievement of modernist literature, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock takes the form of the complex musings of the titular Prufrock as he considers life and his role in it. The poem draws heavily on allusion to classical works, including Dante's Divine Comedy and Shakespeare's Hamlet. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
In 1943 Sergeant 'Tiger' Tiller was already a seasoned veteran and a surviving member of the 'Cockleshell Heroes'. <P><P>However, his war was far from over as he joined the newly formed detachment of the Special Boat Section led by Captain Magnus Larseen in the islands of the Aegean. There they would conduct a perilous, piratical war, using guns, knives and their bare hands to battle the might of the German Wehrmacht. Slipping from island to island they would call upon all their resourcefulness, courage and daring to defeat the enemy. This is classic military fiction at its best.
Summer 1994, the Bahamas: an English doctor working at a clinic in the Turks and Caicos Islands suddenly disappeared, leaving only one trace - a fast-fading smell of chloroform in his bedroom. <P><P>A week later, in nearby Florida, another man was found shot dead in his car, apparently the latest in a long line of European tourists murdered on the highways of the Sunshine State. US police found one link - Cuban gangster and British citizen Fidel Arcilla. At once the British government was invited by Washington to put its Caribbean house in order, and they in turn called on the Marines of the legendary Special Boat Service. Battling South American drug lords, Haitian generals, Cuban exiles and the Miami underworld, these elite soldiers would stop at nothing to achieve their objectives. This is classic military fiction at its best.
In Cold War parlance, the British government liked to think of it as a counter intelligence mission. To the Russians it would be seen as an act of international piracy. <P><P>In an operation cloaked in secrecy, the elite men of the legendary Special Boat Squadron were to go up against the most sophisticated and hi-tech surveillance systems the Russian Navy possessed with only some crude, hastily-built wind-powered craft at their disposal. Little did they know that things were about to go terribly wrong. Marine D SBS: Windswept sees the SBS put to the ultimate test, with all their tactical prowess and monumental daring required to rescue the situation. There would be no second chances as failure could see the volatile Middle East blasted into all-out war. This is classic military fiction at its best.
As British sovereignty over Hong Kong entered its final years, the prime concern of the colonial administration was to effect a smooth transition of power to China. <P><P>But for the Triads, whose ruthlessness ensured their supremacy in the colony's thriving underworld, it was business as usual. Every night, crammed with contraband, their powerboats continued to run the gauntlet of police and Royal Marine patrols. For Sergeant Des Cooper of the Special Boat Squadron, a trip to Hong Kong offered a chance to revisit places he had got to know many years earlier. He jumped at the opportunity to accompany an anti-smuggling patrol, but during a search of a vessel he uncovered a cargo far less predictable than the electrical goods that were usually seized. Suddenly the spectre of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists looked menacingly real. Cooper and his highly trained team would risk their lives in their bid to crush a plot that threatened not only Hong Kong but the entire globe. This is classic military fiction at its best.
When the Venezuelan freelance terrorist Arsenio Cruz broke out of prison he made straight for Barcelona.<P><P> Once there, he was struck by photographs that paparazzi had snatched of the Princess of Wales, currently holidaying off Spain on the yacht Mirabelle. Indisputably worthy of his nickname 'El Asesino' (The Assassin), Arsenio nevertheless decided to kidnap rather than kill the Princess, spurred on by the thought of the biggest ransom ever demanded. However, in order for his plan to succeed he would have to go head to head with Major Zaki Fernandez of the elite Special Boat Service, the very man who had put him behind bars all those years ago. Marine F SBS: Royal Target sees the legendary SBS tested to their very limits as they race against the clock to thwart one of the most audacious kidnappings of the 20th century. This is classic military fiction at its best.
An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class, Lori Flores's first book offers crucial insights for today's ever-growing U.S. Latino demographic, the farmworker rights movement, and future immigration policy.
Since the late nineteenth century, New Testament scholars have operated on the belief that most, if not all, of the narrative parables in the Synoptic Gospels can be attributed to the historical Jesus. This book challenges that consensus and argues instead that only four parables--those of the Mustard Seed, the Evil Tenants, the Talents, and the Great Supper--can be attributed to the historical Jesus with fair certitude. In this eagerly anticipated fifth volume of A Marginal Jew, John Meier approaches this controversial subject with the same rigor and insight that garnered his earlier volumes praise from such publications as the New York Times and Christianity Today. This seminal volume pushes forward his masterful body of work in his ongoing quest for the historical Jesus.
A vivid exploration of the fundamental contradiction of martyrdom. Though best known for his poetry, T.S. Eliot was also an accomplished playwright. Murder in the Cathedral is a beautiful, haunting poetic take on the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. Becket sees his death coming, but embraces it. This strange duality - a martyr's death as both tragic and glorious - serves as the basis for the action. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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