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Murderous Minds: Exploring the Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil

by Dean Haycock

How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a TV show like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and said to yourself, "How could someone do something like that?"Today, neuroscientists are imaging, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of the people who lack a conscience: psychopaths. Neuroscientist Dean Haycock examines the behavior of real life psychopaths and discusses how their actions can be explained in scientific terms, from research that literally looks inside their brains to understanding how psychopaths, without empathy but very goal-oriented, think and act the way they do. Some don't commit crimes at all, but rather make use of their skills in the boardroom.But what does this mean for lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, victims, and readers--for anyone who has ever wondered how some people can be so bad. Could your nine-year-old be a psychopath? What about your co-worker? The ability to recognize psychopaths using the scientific method has vast implications for society, and yet is still loaded with consequences.

Da Nang Diary: A Forward Air Controller's Gunsight View of Flying with SOG

by Thomas Yarborough

Originally published in 1991, this classic work has now been revised and updated with additional photos, many of them in color. It is the story of how, in Vietnam, an elite group of Air Force pilots fought a secret air war in Cessna 0-2 and OV-10 Bronco prop planes--flying as low as they could get. The eyes and ears of the fast-moving jets who rained death and destruction down on enemy positions, the forward air controller made an art form out of an air strike--knowing the targets, knowing where friendly troops were, and reacting with split-second, life-and-death decisions as a battle unfolded.The expertise of the low, slow FACs, as well as the hazard attendant to their role, made for a unique bird's-eye perspective on how the entire war in Vietnam unfolded. For Tom Yarborough, who logged 1,500 hours of combat flying time, the risk was constant, intense, and electrifying. A member of the super-secret "Prairie Fire" unit, Yarborough became one of the most frequently shot-up pilots flying out of Da Nang--engaging in a series of dangerous secret missions in Laos. In this work, the reader flies in the cockpit alongside Yarborough in his adrenaline-pumping chronicle of heroism, danger, and wartime brotherhood. From the rescuing of downed pilots to taking out enemy positions, to the most harrowing extended missions directly overhead of the NVA, here is the dedication, courage and skill of the fliers who took the war into the enemy's backyard.

The State vs. Elinor Norton

by Mary R Rinehart

On trial for murder, a young bride recalls the steps that led her to the dockThe state has accused beautiful young Elinor Norton of murder, and she refuses to mount a defense. Guilt is written all over her elegant features, but her childhood best friend refuses to believe it when Elinor confesses to the crime.Forced into a dull marriage against her will, Elinor is just beginning to adjust to life with Lloyd when she meets the man who will tear her world apart. Blair Leighton is her husband's best friend and was his companion in the war, and he has a charm that makes Elinor quiver from the inside out. At first, her husband is oblivious to this illicit attraction, but when the two men go into business together, the tension threatens to rip the triangle apart. Soon, Elinor is forced to make a chilling decision. One of these men must die--but which?

Crawlspace

by Herbert Lieberman

In this novel of mounting suspense from award-winning author Herbert Lieberman, a terrifying surprise waits beneath a couple's New England homeAlbert and Alice Graves live a normal, if monotonous, domestic life. They've never had children; they spend their days tending to their home and enjoying their time together. One day, when the oil man, Richard, is refilling their furnace, Alice invites him to dinner, never suspecting that a casual act of charity will lead to a horrifying, morbid discovery in the crawlspace underneath their beloved house.The Graves take Richard into their lives, becoming attached to his presence as though to the son they never had. Their town, though, is not nearly so welcoming. When the locals lash out against the Graves and their strange houseguest, the contented household is irrevocably drawn into a darkness they could not have imagined.

The Mortal Nuts

by Pete Hautman

Targeted by drug addicts, a carnival taco vendor must defend his fortuneAfter years playing professional poker, Axel Speeter knows not to trust people. Retired from the table, this no-nonsense old salt makes ends meet by selling tacos at the Minnesota State Fair, and he's got two things on his mind: developing a state-of-the-art burrito, and keeping an eye on the $260,000 he's got squirreled away in coffee cans inside his room at the Motel 6. He's so busy perfecting his Bueno Burrito that he doesn't even notice when James Dean walks into the carnival. This James Dean isn't famous, but he's certainly wild. A drug addicted ex-con with a taste for mayhem, he's got his eye on Speeter's coffee cans, but quickly finds that the old hustler is not as brittle as your average taco shell. When a crook meets a carny, someone's bound to get hurt.

A Killing Night

by Jonathon King

Book four of the bestselling Max Freeman mystery series: Max's investigation of a string of murders in south Florida leads him to the most shocking of suspectsAfter three young female bartenders were murdered in Miami and one went missing in Philadelphia, Freeman's ex-girlfriend Sherry Richards hires him to help with the case. Freeman grudgingly accepts the job, despite Sherry's insistence that a retired police officer who saved Freeman's life back in Philadelphia is the prime suspect. As Freeman returns to Philly to investigate, he must face his feelings of camaraderie for his former colleague, his affection for Sherry, and a resurgence of his own personal demons in order to solve the crime before the killer can strike again. This ebook contains an illustrated biography of the author featuring never-before-seen photos.

The Blue Edge of Midnight

by Jonathon King

The Edgar Award-winning debut of the bestselling Max Freeman mystery series: A tormented ex-cop's mission to solve a grisly murder and earn redemption for his dark pastAfter a shootout during a convenience store holdup led to the accidental death of a twelve-year-old, Max Freeman left behind the Philadelphia police department for a life in exile in the Florida Everglades. Since then, he has lived in seclusion, haunted by guilt, with the humid night and the nocturnal predators of the swamp as his only company. But everything changes when Freeman discovers a young girl's body floating in the muddy waters and becomes the prime suspect for her murder. To prove his innocence, Freeman must uncover the real murderer--and confront his own tortured soul--before it's too late. This ebook contains an illustrated biography of the author featuring never-before-seen photos.

A Case of Need: A Novel

by Michael Crichton Jeffery Hudson

Winner of the Edgar Award: When one doctor is accused of murder, it takes another to set him free In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall's teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood? The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn't the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

Jennifer L. Armentrout The Dark Elements Complete Collection: Bitter Sweet Love\White Hot Kiss\Stone Cold Touch\Every Last Breath

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

#1ÿNew York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons in the New York Times bestselling series The Dark Elements.WHITE HOT KISS: Book 1Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal--fit in at school, and go out on a real date with the gorgeous Zayne. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sister--and Layla is anything but normal. She's half demon, half gargoyle, with abilities no one else possesses. And even though Zayne is a gargoyle, Layla's kiss will kill anything with a soul--including him. Then she meets Roth--a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know her secrets. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayne--and brand her a traitor. But as Layla discovers she's the sole reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world.STONE COLD TOUCH: Book 2 Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life--no easy task for a seventeen-year-old. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla's powers begin to evolve, and she's offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. EVERY LAST BREATH: Book 3Every choice has consequences--but Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin--the deadliest of demons--has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her...including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city from destruction. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side--and then fight like hell...

A Husband to Remember

by Lisa Jackson

Memories may fade, but the heart never forgets...Nikki Carrothers wakes in an island hospital with no memory of her past or how she got there--or of Trent McKenzie, the man claiming to be her husband. Though she's undeniably attracted to him, Nikki's not sure she can trust him. Even as her memory returns, he's the one piece of the puzzle that remains a mystery.But when Trent finally reveals the shattering truth, the bond between them only deepens. Because Nikki is part of an ongoing investigation that has placed both of them in danger, and she'll have to keep Trent close if she wants to survive...A contemporary romance.Previously published.

Mercenary's Woman

by Diana Palmer

A fan-favorite contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer"Retired" soldier of fortune Ebenezer Scott was a bad boy to the core. Schoolteacher Sally Johnson was the fresh scrubbed beauty from across the street. When Sally's life was put in danger, Ebenezer fought to protect her. But this sweet-natured beauty yearned for so much more. She dreamed of a lifetime of love in Ebenezer Scott's big, strong arms. Could she slip through his ironclad defenses and become this beloved mercenary's bride?Previously published.

Calamity Mom

by Diana Palmer

A fan-favorite contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer.A mom for all calamities...that was what Faulkner Scott's young son wanted. The motherless twelve-year-old was determined to appoint Shelly Astor his new mom after she saved his life. Then she met his dad! Who was going to save Shelly's heart from a new accident waiting to happen--like falling in love with the boy's gorgeous father?Originally published in 1993.

Diana Palmer Soldiers of Fortune Series Books 4-6: Mercenary's Woman\The Winter Soldier\The Last Mercenary

by Diana Palmer

Don't miss these three adventures in New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer's classic Soldiers of Fortune miniseries! MERCENARY'S WOMAN "Retired" soldier of fortune Ebenezer Scott was a bad boy...hardly suitable for girl next door Sally Johnson. When sweet-natured Sally's life was put in danger, Ebenezer fought to protect her. But she dreamed of a lifetime of love in Ebenezer's arms. Could she evade his ironclad defenses to wed her beloved mercenary? THE WINTER SOLDIER Everyone in Jacobsville, Texas, steered clear of taciturn Cy Parks. That is, except spirited Lisa Monroe. To shield her from a revenge-seeking desperado, the winter soldier claimed her as his bride. Cy found himself getting possessive of this alluring woman who needed his help...but who would protect the beguiling bride from him? THE LAST MERCENARY Micah Steele was all set to retire his gun--until his sworn enemy kidnapped a woman from his past. Rescuing Callie Kirby was less daunting than trying to combat his desire for her. The trust between them shattered years before, but given a second chance, Micah only wanted to convince Callie to forget the past and surrender her heart to him--forever!

A Bridge to Dreams

by Sherryl Woods

A staycation turns out to be anything but boring in this acclaimed tale from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. There's no place like home. At least, that's what San Francisco paralegal Karyn Chambers kept telling herself when her first vacation in years was ruined. Then she met dangerously handsome auto racer Brad Willis, who proved to her that happinessand loveare often found in your own backyard! Originally published in the 2010 Summer Brides anthology.

Harlequin Love Inspired April 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2: Elijah and the Widow\Coming Home to Texas\Falling for the Millionaire

by Merrillee Whren Allie Pleiter Rebecca Kertz

Love Inspired brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. ELIJAH AND THE WIDOW Lancaster County Weddings by Rebecca Kertz Hiring the Lapp family men to make repairs around her farmhouse, Martha King soon develops feelings for the younger Elijah Lapp. Now it's up to the handsome entrepreneur to show the lovely widow that age is no barrier for true love. COMING HOME TO TEXAS Blue Thorn Ranch by Allie Pleiter Returning to her childhood ranch, Ellie Buckton teams up with deputy sheriff Nash Larson to teach after-school classes to the town's troubled teens. Can she put her failed engagement in the past and find a future with the charming lawman? FALLING FOR THE MILLIONAIRE Village of Hope by Merrillee Whren When Hudson Conrick's construction company works on the women's shelter expansion at the Village of Hope, he'll prove to ministry director Melody Hammond that he's more than just an adventure-loving millionaire--he's her perfect match. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Midnight at Tiffany's

by Sarah Morgan

Three best friends embrace life--and love--in Manhattan, in USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan's sparkling new series. Find out where it all begins in this enchanting novella!Matilda is a shy New York waitress by day, but an aspiring author by night--and she loves to write about kick-ass heroines! So when she meets gorgeous millionaire Chase Adams, she decides to channel her heroines and act on their sizzling attraction! One magical night later, she's living the dream, but will a midnight trip to Tiffany's make it a reality?

The Wrangler and the Runaway Mom

by Raeanne Thayne

THE WITNESS When a terrified Dr. Maggie Rawlings saw her ex-husband killed, she feared her little boy might be next. They started running, with every man a potential threat--even if her son was constantly in search of a daddy. And a cowboy. And he found both in Colt McKendrick... FBI agent-disguised-as-rodeo-cowboy Colt knew the drill: protect Maggie and her son, and then, when the danger passed, move on. But with each trusting look from the adorable little boy--not to mention each sizzling moment spent with Maggie--Colt was finding a hands-off policy harder and harder to live by... Previously published.

Gateways #2: Chain Mail

by Diane Carey

Dangerous remnants of an extinct interstellar civilization, the Gateways connect the Alpha Quadrant with the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Hidden away in various corners of the universe, the ancient portals could be the future of space travel, but they may also provide a open doorway for an invasion from beyond! Twenty years ago, in the space near Belle Terre, a caravan of alien vessels disappeared into a gigantic Gateway. Now the descendants of those aliens have returned, armed with incredible new weapons and abilities. Captain Nick Keller of the U.S.S. Challenger, already struggling to maintain peace in the troubled sector, must now cope with a fleet of hostile aliens driven by their own fanatical agenda!

Gateways #1: One Small Step

by Susan Wright

Scattered throughout the galaxy are Gateways capable of transporting matter and energy across unfathomable distances. Left behind by a long-vanished civilization, these mysterious portals offer a means of exploration -- or conquest -- many times faster than warp travel. The technology responsible for the Gateways has been lost for at least ten millennia, but that doesn't mean it can't be found again.... Having defeated the hostile computer program guarding an abandoned Kalandan outpost, Kirk and his crew are exploring the artificial planetoid in hopes of discovering the secret of an ancient apparatus that has hurled the Starship Enterprise over nearly a thousand light-years. Unfortunately, the reactivated Gateway has attracted the attention -- and avarice -- of various alien explorers, including a mysterious race who claim to be none other than the enigmatic Kalandans themselves!

The Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide

by David Mack

As the brave men and women of Starfleet carry out their duties -- mapping countless solar systems, greeting new species and establishing ties with civilizations large and small -- they live, work, and face the possibility that they could die in space. How do Starfleet's finest survive the countless dangers to be discovered as they boldly go where no one has gone before? Find out with this special edition of The Starfleet Survival Guide! Contains up tp date, declassified information on STANDARD EQUIPMENT -- NONSTANDARD USES UNCONVENTIONAL MEDICINE DANGEROUS LIFE-FORMS EXTREME SCENARIOS And more! For further reference, or if you are considering and exciting and fulfilling career in the diplomatic and scientific fleet of the United Federation of Planets, please contact your local Starfleet representative.

Pathfinder Tales: Master of Devils

by Dave Gross

On a mysterious errand for the Pathfinder Society, Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard, Radovan, journey to the distant land of Tian Xia, on the far side of the world. When disaster forces him to take shelter in a warrior monastery, "Brother" Jeggare finds himself competing with the disciples of Dragon Temple as he unravels a royal mystery. Meanwhile, Radovan - trapped in the body of a devil and held hostage by the legendary Quivering Palm attack - must serve a twisted master by defeating the land's deadliest champions and learning the secret of slaying an immortal foe. Together with an unlikely army of beasts and spirits, the two companions must take the lead in an ancient conflict that will carry them through an exotic land, all the way to the Gates of Heaven and Hell and a final confrontation with the nefarious Master of Devils! - From fan-favorite author Dave Gross comes a new fantastical adventure set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Role playing Game.

Pathfinder Tales: The Worldwound Gambit

by Robin D. Laws

In the foreboding north, the demonic hordes of the magic-twisted hellscape known as the Worldwound encroach upon the southern kingdoms of Golarion. Their latest escalation embroils a preternaturally handsome and coolly charismatic swindler named Gad, who decides to assemble a team of thieves, cutthroats, and con-men to take the fight into the demon lands and strike directly at the fiendish leader responsible for the latest raids - the demon Yath, the Shimmering Putrescence. Can Gad hold his team together long enough to pull off the ultimate con, or will trouble from within his own organization lead to an untimely end for them all? From gaming legend and popular author Robin D. Laws comes a fantastic new adventure of swords and sorcery, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Role playing Game.

The Ballad of Black Tom

by Victor Lavalle

People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?"LaValle's novella of sorcery and skullduggery in Jazz Age New York is a magnificent example of what weird fiction can and should do." -- Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All"[LaValle] reinvents outmoded literary conventions, particularly the ghettos of genre and ethnicity that long divided serious literature from popular fiction."-- Praise for The Devil in Silver from Elizabeth Hand, author of Radiant Days

Vampyr

by Jan Jennings

Vampyr is a novel of supernatural passion and dangerous love by Jan Jennings.

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