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Various kinds of spiders, including the black widow, tarantula, and water spider, describe their physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats.
Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden agrees to represent a woman accused of murdering her Arapaho fiancé, a decision that places her at odds with her own people-and Father John O'Malley-for choosing to believe an "outsider" over her own people. Caught in a web of deceit, Vicky and Father John must overcome their differences to discover the identity of a psychopathic killer.
In the spring of 666 A.D., Sister Fidelma is summoned to the small Irish village of Araglin. An advocate of the Brehon law courts as well as a religieuse, she is to investigate the murder of the local chieftain. While traveling there with her friend Brother Eadulf, a band of brigands attacks the roadside hostel in which they are staying and attempts to burn them out. While Fidelma and Eadulf manage to beat back their attackers, this incident is only the first in a series that troubles them. When they arrive at Araglin, they find out that the chieftain was murdered in the middle of the night, and next to his body, a local deaf-mute man was found holding the bloody knife that killed him. <BR>While everyone else seems convinced that the man's guilt is obvious, sister Fidelma is not so sure. As she investigates, she's convinced that there is something happening in the seemingly quiet town--something that everyone is trying very hard to keep from her. In what may be the most challenging and confusing situation that she has yet faced, Fidelma must somehow uncover the truth behind the chieftain's murderer and find out what is really going on beneath the quiet surface of this rural town.<BR>
"Miguel is riding high on the streets of the Bronx in his Baby, a souped-up dream-mobile purchased for him by the man, Spider: mentor, friend, and crack kingpin. Miguel is just a runner, not a dealer; he thinks he can keep his life as an independent operator with just one foot in the door of a world where teenagers run million-dollar empires. With his crashpad roommate Firebug, arsonist extraordinaire, Miguel tries to fit lifetimes of partying, casual sex, and high times into a few short years. It is only when he falls deeply in love with the beautiful and practical-minded Cristalena that the shallowness and imminent danger of this world come crashing home to him."--BOOK JACKET.
Can't get enough of the faerie world? Well, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the brave souls that helped Mallory, Simon, and Jared Grace bring their amazing adventures to a worldwide audience, are here to help you find yours! Presenting The Spiderwick Chronicles Notebook for Fantastical Observations. This handy interactive storybook features seventeen mini-adventures collected from faerie watchers around the globe as well as plenty of pages for readers to add their own stories, maps, charts, notes, lists, diagrams, and drawings. So get ready to embark on your own faerie adventure -- all you need is an observant eye and an open mind. Just keep your wits about you. After all... their world is closer than you think....
Examines the history, motives, and actions of various spies, both criminal and governmental.
Three novels, They Came to Baghdad, N or M, and Murder in Mesopotamia.
AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO CORNER A KILLER INSIDE THE FBI NANCY DREW has gone undercover at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Her mission: protect Judy Noll, Bureau trainee, daughter of a powerful senator, and apparent target of an assassin. But Nancy's investigation takes a sinister and surprising turn when Judy's roommate is murdered. Like Judy and Nancy, the victim was tall, slim, and had reddish blond hair. Nancy decides the only way to catch the killer is to set herself up as a target! Meanwhile ... FRANK and JOE HARDY are also posing as trainees to expose a corrupt FBI agent in an industrial espionage scheme. Huge illegal kickbacks are at stake, and the boys discover that the dirty money could cost lives. The integrity of the FBI hangs in the balance as Nancy, Frank, and Joe follow a twisted trail of treachery and tragedy, bribery and blackmail ...
Pride & Prejudice meets Veronica Mars in this slick romantic spy-thriller where nothing's as it seems.Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She's busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she's sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either. So when arrogant--and gorgeous--Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her "nothing amazing," it's no loss for Berry. She'll forget him in no time. She's more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother's death.But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can't Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?With a playful nod to Jane Austen, Spies and Prejudice will captivate readers as love and espionage collide.
LOVE ON THE LAM? Though he was on the run for a crime he hadn't committed, Alex Hathaway had never been able to walk away from a damsel in distress. And that was precisely what secret agent Geri Sinclair had counted on. But the Alex Hathaway she'd found didn't match up to the so-called traitor's dossier. Never before had she been disarmed by kindness, seduced by tenderness or confused by desire. Now the hardened spy was feeling every inch the woman in jeopardy she so convincingly pretended to be, and it was one situation she wasn't sure she could-or would want to-escape. Then whoever had framed Alex decided he wanted them both dead, and suddenly their lives and their love were in danger.
Breezy Malone has left her cautious archaeologist's life behind, only to be poured into a leather corset and demand that bad guys ask-no, beg-for mercy in her new gig as a covert agent for the FBI. A covert sex agent, to be exact.Not that she's given much choice. The FBI is dangling the ultimate carrot-if she can use her seduction skills to trace an ancient, stolen artifact, it'll lead her to Sharif, the terrorist who framed her for a murder that landed her in a Middle East prison. Now she's prepared to break any rule to make sure Sharif pays.But a mysterious and alluring agent called One-Eyed Jack is on her tail, and Breezy's not sure if he's friend, foe or something even more dangerous...a sensual distraction aimed at throwing her off her guard. She'll show him who's in control....
The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history.Author Rick Bowers has combed through primary-source materials and interviewed surviving activists named in once-secret files, as well as the writings and oral histories of Mississippi civil rights leaders. Readers get first-hand accounts of how neighbors spied on neighbors, teachers spied on students, ministers spied on church-goers, and spies even spied on spies.The Spies of Mississippi will inspire readers with the stories of the brave citizens who overcame the forces of white supremacy to usher in a new era of hope and freedom--an age that has recently culminated in the election of Barack Obama
Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece-the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama is being played out. On the northern border, the Greek army has blocked Mussolini's invasion, pushing his divisions back to Albania-the first defeat suffered by the Nazis, who have conquered most of Europe. But Adolf Hitler cannot tolerate such freedom; the invasion is coming, it's only a matter of time, and the people of Salonika can only watch and wait. At the center of this drama is Costa Zannis, a senior police official, head of an office that handles special "political" cases. As war approaches, the spies begin to circle, from the Turkish legation to the German secret service. There's a British travel writer, a Bulgarian undertaker, and more. Costa Zannis must deal with them all. And he is soon in the game, securing an escape route-from Berlin to Salonika, and then to a tenuous safety in Turkey, a route protected by German lawyers, Balkan detectives, and Hungarian gangsters. And hunted by the Gestapo. Meanwhile, as war threatens, the erotic life of the city grows passionate. For Zannis, that means a British expatriate who owns the local ballet academy, a woman from the dark side of Salonika society, and the wife of a local shipping magnate. Declared "an incomparable expert at his game" by The New York Times, Alan Furst outdoes even his own finest novels in this thrilling new book. With extraordinary authenticity, a superb cast of characters, and heart-stopping tension as it moves from Salonika to Paris to Berlin and back, Spies of the Balkans is a stunning novel about a man who risks everything to right-in many small ways-the world's evil.
This stunning book, based on KGB archives that have never come to light before, provides the most complete account of Soviet espionage in America ever written. In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of Soviet intelligence operations against the United States. Years later, living in Britain, Vassiliev retrieved his extensive notebooks of transcribed documents from Moscow. With these notebooks John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have meticulously constructed a new, sometimes shocking, historical account. Along with general insights into espionage tactics and the motives of Americans who spied for Stalin,Spiesresolves specific, long-seething controversies. The book confirms, among many other things, that Alger Hiss cooperated with Soviet intelligence over a long period of years, that journalist I. F. Stone worked on behalf of the KGB in the 1930s, and that Robert Oppenheimer was never recruited by Soviet intelligence. Spiesalso uncovers numerous American spies who were never even under suspicion and satisfyingly identifies the last unaccounted for American nuclear spies. Vassiliev tells the story of the notebooks and his own extraordinary life in a gripping introduction to the volume.
Volkman presents profiles of 45 of this century's most notable agents, assets, sleepers, spymasters, and moles. Includes the famous, infamous, and the all-but-forgotten, from "serious" spies like Ian Fleming and Kim Philby to Ernest Hemingway, W. Somerset Maugham, and Mata Hari.
Jane is looking forward to the volleyball season until she learns that her father is planning to marry a woman with a teenage daughter of her own- who also plays volleyball.
In his own words, Spike Lee is the man who single-handedly "broke the color barrier" in Hollywood in the mid 1980s. In a film career that spans more than 20 years, Lee has established himself as one of the United States' premier filmmakers, a director whose films explore the many aspects of the African-American experience. Never one to shy away from controversy--he has been accused of racism, anti-Semitism, and sexism--Lee uses film to raise tough questions and to provoke discussion. How was he able to break down the doors of Hollywood for himself and for other African-American directors, actors, and technicians? How has he continued to grow and develop as a filmmaker? Spike Lee presents a nuanced portrait of an artist who has become a symbol of contemporary American culture.
Introduces the concept of texture and how it can be determined through touch, and identifies objects with different types of textures, including fluffy slippers, sticky jam, and spiky cacti.
Corla was blonde, beautiful, and on her way to a lifetime of happiness when she suddenly headed for Las Vegas and faded out of sight...
Learn How To Write Like The Experts, From The Experts. Practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers. After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice, accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.
Call Arkady a clone with a conscience. Or call him a traitor. A member of the space-faring Syndicates, Arkady has defected to Israel with a hot commodity: a genetic weapon powerful enough to wipe out humanity. But Israel's not buying it. They're selling it--and Arkady--to the highest bidder. As the auction heats up, the Artificial Life Emancipation Front sends in Major Catherine Li. Drummed out of the Peacekeepers for executing Syndicate prisoners, Li has now literally hooked up with an AI who has lived many lifetimes and shunted through many bodies. But while they have their own conflicting loyalties to contend with, together they're just one player in a mysterious high-stakes game...
The former editor of Lady's Home Journal and other woem's magazines takes a hard, thought-provoking look at how those magazines and the TV news magazines seek to promote a liberal political agenda while selling victimhood and unhappiness to American women. If you've ever wondered how the TV news magazines and women's magazines get those celebrity interviews, you need wonder no more. This book takes you to the dark side of the magazine business, and whether you're a woman who reads those magazines or just a media junky of either gender, you'll find this book fascinating.
From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the thrilling story of one woman's quest to wrest truth from chaos, love from violence, and reality from illusion in a post-human universe of emergent AIs, genetic constructs, and illegal wetware. UN Peacekeeper Major Catherine Li has made thirty-seven faster-than-light jumps in her lifetime--and has probably forgotten more than most people remember. But that's what backup hard drives are for.
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