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A withdrawn architect revisits the darkest moment of his childhoodSteve Farris was nine years old in 1959, the youngest child in a family that was about to be snuffed out. Around four o'clock on an ordinary November afternoon, Steve's father loaded his shotgun. With calm precision he killed his teenaged son and daughter, and then turned the weapon on his wife. For two hours he waited for his youngest son to come home from school. When Steve did not appear, his father drove away, disappearing for good. Now a successful architect, Farris has spent his life avoiding the memories of that dark day. But questions from an author writing a book about the crime bring back impressions from the days leading up to the killing. For the first time he must confront his awful past, and the terrifying possibility that his father had a reason for what he did.
A photographer struggles to understand a stranger's suicideThere's nothing special about the woman's death. It comes over the police radio like any other sad story: a woman found on the sidewalk, killed after plunging from her apartment. But something about the gruesome scene grabs David Corman's attention. A freelance photographer with a defunct marriage and a career on the skids, he fixates on this mysterious death. Though near starvation, the woman had been buying formula to feed to a baby doll. Before she leapt, she tossed the plastic child out the window. David photographs the dead woman and her pretend child; although he's jaded, the strange scene stirs his compassion, and he begins researching her past. He's convinced that his job has shown him the worst the city has to offer. But learning the truth behind this futile suicide will teach David that New York is even uglier than he imagined.
In Thomas H. Cook's first novel, a weary detective tracks a blood-crazed psychopathBlood seeps into the gutters at the children's zoo in Central Park. Two deer have been slaughtered, one stabbed fifty-seven times and the other slashed across the neck. Normally it would be a case for the Parks Department, but these are no ordinary deer. The pride of the small menagerie, they were given to the zoo by a prominent socialite who cannot afford bloody headlines. The NYPD hands the case to Detective Reardon, star of the homicide squad. A recent widower at fifty-six, Reardon has seen too many human victims to care much about the two butchered animals. He resents being taken off other pressing cases for the sake of politics, but soon another killing snaps him to attention. Two women are found dead in their apartment, one stabbed fifty-seven times and the other with her throat cut. Surely this vicious parallel isn't a coincidence....
At Oxford, a rash of crime puts Dodgson under suspicion of murder The world of academia is hardly a hotbed of crime. And although scholars at the University of Oxford may debate the assassination of Caesar or the execution of Socrates, a modern criminal has no place within the school's walls. And yet, as the reverend Charles Dodgson is horrified to learn, there is a thief within the college of Christ Church. The wine cellar has been ransacked, the faculty has been robbed, and a female student is being threatened by a blackmailer. It falls to Dodgson--better known as Lewis Carroll--to unmask the thief with the help of his dear friend Arthur Conan Doyle. The campus crimes quickly escalate until the university's hallowed halls are stained with blood. When suspicion of murder falls at Dodgson's feet, it is up to Doyle to clear his friend's name--with the brilliance and style befitting the man who created Sherlock Holmes.
Learn about the impact-good and bad-of Israel's leaders after Moses' deathUnderstand the radiant role of Ruth in the midst of the new nation's strugglesDiscover how this ancient-and unparalleled-time in the Middle East touches your life today
This New Testament commentary is a unique blend of information and inspiration presented in a way unique to Jon Courson.
No other book in the Bible presents Jesus Christ and his ministry more clearly than the Book of John. No other guide makes his ministry more understandable than The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of John. Walk with Jesus as he recruits the twelve disciples. Sit down on the hillside and listen as he teaches the parables. Watch as Jesus performs miracle after miracle. And at every step along the way, understand the critical concepts and life-changing lessons Jesus wants you to learn.
More than any other New Testament book, Hebrews helps you understand the pivotal relationship between the Old and New Testaments. Yet some of the ancient-and most foundational-concepts of our faith can be difficult to understand here in the 21st century. With The Smart Guide to the BibleTM: The Book of Hebrews, you'll discover the power of being inseparably linked with the historic, living Savior, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Be Smart About:The Foundations of ChristianityThe Jewish Sacrificial SystemThe Power of JesusJesus as High PriestThe Position of JesusThe Work of the Holy SpiritAnd More!
He Chose You is a personal message to tweens of God's unconditional love for them. His perfect understanding of the needs of tweens today is shown in each detail revealed to us when Christ's chose to die on the cross for all. Illustrating his points with stories today's tweens will be able to apply to their lives, Lucado reveals to tweens the gifts of the cross.
Hundreds of millions of people live with medical conditions that require they lower their sodium intake--heart disease, hypertension, kidney disease, and diabetes, to name a few--and research shows most of us would be healthier if we consumed less salt. What could be a challenge becomes an opportunity in Low-So Good, a beautifully photographed book about living a rich life with a low-sodium diet. With 70 recipes for much-loved food (including fries, cake, and dips) and chapters filled with information about how to entertain, dine out, travel, and create a supportive community, Low-So Good empowers anyone to become an expert at living well with less salt.
Orchids can bloom year after year. In this essential guide, Bruce Rogers, "The Orchid Whisperer", shares his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids. The book demystifies the growing process and features more than 100 lush color photographs of breathtaking plants. Best of all, it reveals professional secrets not found anywhere else for blooming, repotting, spotting hazards and pests, grooming, decorating, and much more. Perfect for beginners as well as orchid experts looking for new tricks, The Orchid Whisperer provides everything readers need to know to keep healthy orchids that will flower again and again!
All but closed to outside visitors and influence, its public posture guarded and combative, we see almost nothing from inside North Korea. Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris has had rare access to this reclusive country, traveling within its borders as well as documenting life along its northern border with China and the highly militarized DMZ dividing North and South Korea. His images are amazing: the monumental architecture and empty streets of the capital; tightly controlled zones of economic and tourist trade with South Korea; mass games featuring 100,000 choreographed participants. Short essays, extended captions, and a foreword by North Korea expert Bruce Cumings further illuminate a country increasingly at the center of international politics.
For anyone curious about prophecy and the signs of the end times, thisbook links the pieces of the prophecy puzzle in plain, simple language.There are 1,000 prophecies in theBible so it's natural to wonder, have anyprophecies been fulfilled? Do they really explain the future? Can we really know what will happen at theend of time? In succinct and clearanswers to most frequently asked questions, Dr. Jeremiah decodes and clarifiesprophecy for the average person. He explains in simple lay terms what couldotherwise be mysterious and even frightening, allowing readers to gain abalanced and assuring perspective of the significance of prophetic events totheir personal lives as believers in Christ. He also helps readers understand how prophecy is directly related toworld events today.
What would you do if Jesus appeared to you in a dream? What if He came to you in a vision and told you to follow Him? What if these visions continued for over thirty days? would you believe? Would you put your trust in him? Would you devote your life to him?Would you if you were Muslim?Pastor Tom Doyle has spent eleven years as a full-time missionary in the Middle East and Central Asia, spreading the word of Jesus Christ. Throughout his journey he has encountered a staggering number of Muslims who were first introduced to Jesus through a vision or dream so powerful that they eventually turned from their lifelong religion of Islam and embraced Christ as their Savior. Despite living in a culture where converting to Christianity can result in execution, these former Muslims have found hope, peace, and inspiration that comes from knowing Christ. Their stories will amaze you. Jesus is reaching out to the Muslims and they are responding. Did you know that Iran has the fastest growing church in the world?Dreams and Visions is a remarkable collection of stories directly from the world of Islam. Doyle not only relates these stories, but also addresses the questions: Why would God use dreams to reach the Muslim world? Can dreams be trusted? What happens after these dreams or visions occur?Travel to the heart of the Middle East to meet new believers who have truly been touched by Jesus in the most miraculous way, through their nightly dreams.
Naval Science 2: Maritime History, Leadership, and Nautical Sciences for the NJROTC Student (3rd Edition)by Richard R. Hobbs
Naval Science 2, 3rd Edition is the new edition of a textbook that has long been a staple work for the NJROTC program. It provides a survey of early maritime history as well as the history of the U. S. Navy. In addition, this textbook covers the key leadership precepts and nautical sciences required by second-year students in the Navy high school NJROTC program.
This text offers the first course in a business law series, often a requirement for business majors. It delivers an ideal blend of classic "black letter law" and contemporary cases. The text's strong student orientation makes the law accessible, interesting, and relevant, with cases that represent the latest developments.
Thirteen-year-old Tyson loves hanging out with his roughneck Grandpa Gene, who’s a lot more fun than Tyson’s ex–best friend, Brighton. These days, Bright just wants to be seen with the cool jocks who make fun of Tyson’s Taylor Swift obsession and dorky ways. So when Grandpa Gene has to move to a nursing home that can manage his kidney disease, Tyson feels like he’s losing his only friend. Not only that, but Tyson was counting on Grandpa Gene to take him on his first big hunt. So in defiance of Mom and Dad’s strict orders, and despite reports of a scary, stalking, man-eating grizzly named Sandy, the two sneak off to the Grand Tetons. Yes, there will be action, like shooting and dressing a six-hundred-pound elk. Is Tyson tough enough? There will be heart-pounding suspense: is Grandpa Gene too sick to handle the hunt, miles away from help? And, oh yes, there will be bears. . . .
Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price. When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government "rehabilitation camps" all over the country. Freeing them--revealing the government's unspeakable abuses in the process--is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country. But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.
Allyson Brower--the Girl Gatsby, they called her. A woman of wealth, hostess of fabled parties, patron of the arts, especially of poets. Found floating in her own swimming pool, shot to death. Poet and fledgling detective Talba Wallis gets an urgent call from the sister she barely knows, Janessa. The Girl Gatsby was Janessa's close friend. But this call isn't an invitation to an elegant literary salon. Janessa wants off the hook as the principal murder suspect. Investigating, Talba and her perpetually irascible boss, Eddie, find the reality behind the Gatsby glamour. Allyson Brown was widely hated, a con artist who neglected her children, failed to pay her bills, and lied to everyone. The one person she loved may have ushered her to her death. The case takes Talba and Eddie from literary parties to Gulf Coast bait shops, from biker bars to abandoned wharves, and finally to the story of another Gatsby, which may yield answers, or greater mysteries. Louisiana Lament is Talba's journey through the not-so-genteel Southern literary scene, where backbiting and petty jealousies abound and mint juleps are served with canapes of carnage.
Written by CompTIA certification and training expert Mike Meyers, this authoritative exam guide features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA Network+ exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.
Explaining why an imbalance in our brain chemistry is behind a range of health problems, this book tells us what we can do to restore balance and achieve unprecedented levels of physical, mental, and emotional well being. It also explains how to treat serious imbalances, in consultation with a physician, using hormones, antidepressants, and more.
George Washington was the Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the beloved first president of the United States. Readers will learn about the full span of Washington's life, from his childhood through his post-presidential years, in a biography that is woven with lessons on citizenship and patriotism. The book includes helpful timelines and thoughtful information about this cherished founding father.
Published posthumously in the early 1920's, Max Weber's Economy and Society has since become recognized as one of the greatest sociological treatises of the 20th century, as well as a foundational text of the modern sociological imagination. The first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders conducted in world-historical depth, this two volume set of Economy and Society--now with new introductory material contextualizing Weber’s work for 21st century audiences--looks at social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community. Meant as a broad introduction for an educated general public, in its own way Economy and Society is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies, and the wealth of its historical content make the work an important challenge to our sociological thought: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for her sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber.
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