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She likes the sudden seconds of sheer terror. The neon dreams fit perfectly with the dreams that wake her up at night: about the man she loved and lost, about the constant temptations in her life, and about the odds that inevitably she'll be in the right place at the right time to look naked, human madness in the eye.Welcome to the world of Susan Pulaski, an unconventional and unusually subversive Las Vegas police behaviorist who's already been canned once and has never been needed more. In the Sin City, someone is ritually murdering handpicked victims, each with dirty secrets in their past. The killer's gimmick: Not only does he leave behind parts of the victims' bodies, he also writes obscure mathematical formulas-in their blood. Pulaski doesn't have a clue what the codes mean. But she knows someone who will.Darcy O'Bannon is a twenty-six-year-old whose autistic savant skills are perfect for unraveling such mysteries as how many rivets are in the Eiffel Tower and how many Elvis impersonators there will be in the year 2020. As it turns out, innocent Darcy can also think along the arcane lines of Vegas's most savage serial killer, peering into a numerological mystery that stretches back hundreds of years. With her own life one spark away from going off the rails, her department turned against her, and the lives of those she cares most about in jeopardy, Pulaski hunts for dangerous prey in the shadow of the Strip-with herself as the perfect bait. And the closer she gets, the more terrifying and intriguing the case becomes, for the person she's tracking possesses truly ingenious powers-and a heart full of hate.The incomparable William Bernhardt brings to life America's most fascinating city and the people who police it, while he invites the reader to join one woman's fight to stay sane, stay alive, and keep a killer from making the most shocking score of all.From the Hardcover edition.
A smart topless dancer and a cool but clueless cop join forces to trap a dirty congressman, aided by one of the funniest cast of characters ever collected in a suspense novel.
From the Book jacket: This beautifully written nonfiction narrative, illustrated with handsome, detailed drawings, tells the story of Zaccariah, a zebra stallion, and his family. It follows Zaccariah from his battle- as a bachelor stallion-to win a readymade family of his own, to his role as leader and defender of this band of three mares and their young. It describes the zebras' lives in the Nairobi National Park-the pattern of their days and nights, their relationship to the land, the changing seasons and the other animals in the park. It chronicles the birth and development of Zaccariah's first colt, Zed, and the loss of his youngest mare, Zinnia, to another stallion, and it dramatizes the zebra's perilous existence as a prey animal, constantly threatened by such predators as lions, wild dogs, even man. Coming full circle, with Zaccariah's original family group grown and changed and young Zed now ready to join a bachelor band of his own, this unusual animal biography is a lyrical, evocative, highly informative portrait of zebras-the keen-eyed, swift-footed, striped wild horses of Africa. BETTY DINNEEN was born and educated in England. She lived for six years in Nairobi, Kenya, and has since moved to her present home in San Francisco. She has written numerous articles and books for young readers based on her experiences in Africa, including TheFamily Howl, Lion Yellow, A Lurk of Leopards and A Tale of Three Leopards. STEFEN BERNATH is a native NewYorker. He studied art at Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts. A full- time freelance artist, Mr. Bernath has illustrated numerous children's books (including Betty Dinneen's The Family Howl), and works extensively in advertising.
[From the back cover:] "Becky thinks her birthday will be terrible. Becky is feeling miserable. It's almost her birthday, but this year no one seems to care. She probably won't even get to have her favorite ice cream! Becky knows her family is too poor to buy presents. But why do they have to be so mean to her? Why do they keep whispering behind her back and leaving her out?" This upbeat story is set in the mid twentieth century and depicts the everyday interactions between siblings as they are alternately jealous, helpful, understanding, irritated, and ultimately loving. Money is hard to come by for this family. Though they often wish they could have more of the things they want and need, they generally make the best of what they have and celebrate even the smallest treats. They make good times even in the midst of hard times. RL3 007-010
Don't miss these three rereleased stories--complete as a box set for the first time! These male strippers have all the right moves...until they each meet a woman who brings them to their knees...In Stripped Down, Eric Reeves is the CEO of a real estate development firm that's on the cusp of a huge breakthrough. But first he has to earn a living...by becoming Dalton Chase, the most sought-after stripper at Beaux Hommes, one of Seattle's exclusive adult clubs. Cass Jameson hires Dalton for her best friend's bachelorette party, but from the moment he steps through the door, nothing can stop the primal need between them--nothing except their real identities.In Wound Up, Justin Maxwell is celebrating his last night as a stripper before he starts his career as a psychologist. Then he spies Grace Cooper in the audience. He's wanted her for years, but as his student, she'd been off-limits. Grace and Justin are through skirting around their fierce need for each other. But indulging in their shared insatiable desire could cost both of them their futures...In Pulled Under, Levi Walsh becomes the proud part owner of Beaux Hommes. But as he goes over the books, he realizes something is very wrong. And then IRS investigator Harper Banks comes knocking. Harper is determined not to notice that Levi is seriously sexy--because she's certain that he's lying to her. To get the bare truth, she'll have to strip him down...and pull him under...
Some men know how to wear a suit. He knows how to take it off... Eric Reeves is the CEO of a real estate development firm that's on the cusp of a huge breakthough. Soon, he'll taste the first fruits of true success-or watch his dreams go up in smoke. But first he has to earn a living...by becoming Dalton Chase, the most sought-after stripper at Beaux Hommes, one of Seattle's most exclusive adult clubs. Cass Jameson hires Dalton for her best friend's bachelorette, but from the moment he steps through the door, his eyes never leave her. Dalton is hot, ripped and exactly what Cass needs to let off a little steam. Nothing can stop the primal need between them-to touch, to taste, to take...and to want more. Nothing except their real identities.
This book considers various topics regarding stroke, including bedside evaluation of the acute stroke patient; neurovascular imaging of the acute stroke patient; treatment of acute ischemic stroke; treatment of hemorrhagic stroke; prevention and management of post-stroke complications; diagnosis of stroke mechanism and secondary stroke prevention; post-stroke recovery; and considerations for very elderly and severely affected stroke patients. Essential reading for neurologists and cardiologists.
A concise and practical reference that will help physicians become more comfortable with decision making and management of the critically ill cerebrovascular patient. Contributors from leading stroke centers cover a wide range of common conditions such as ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and aneurysms, and provide focused protocols for assessing and treating patients in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital floor. The book is designed for use by busy professionals who need quick answers, and chapters are packed with algorithms and summary tables providing immediate access to key information. A bound-in CD allows users to download the text onto a computer or handheld device.
An indispensable, sensitive guide for stroke sufferers and those who care for them According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, an American suffers a stroke every forty-five seconds. More than 700,000 Americans each year find themselves struggling to recover from this affliction--and many hundreds of thousands more are there to help them mend. June Biermann, a stroke survivor, and her coauthor--and caregiver--Barbara Toohey, authors of the bestselling Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book, offer this essential source for those recovering from a stroke and those providing them with support. The Stroke Book offers readers: - Clear explanations of the science of this often misunderstood condition - Information on what to expect at the hospital and in rehabilitation - Analyses of encouraging new developments in stroke therapy, including basic and alternative therapies, and traditional and cutting-edge medications - Advice on coping with complex rehabilitation needs, including adjustments for nutrition, mobility, and everyday living, and on understanding after-stroke emotional and cognitive changes - Suggestions for preventing future strokes - Information on how people recovering from a stroke can reclaim their independence and quality of life--and how caregivers can manage their own stresses and sorrows - Heartening words on keeping hope alive with patience and fortitude, and the curative power of humor - Inspiring stories of the stroke and recovery experiences of well-known individuals With stroke now the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, Biermann and Toohey's optimistic, user-friendly guide to living well after an attack is a vital tool for recovery.
Features tons of advice for recovery and rehabilitation Get the latest on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke Have questions and concerns about strokes? This reassuring guide provides invaluable information for stroke victims and their loved ones, from what a stroke is and what it feels like to proven treatments and therapies. You'll see how to implement a plan for preventing stroke, treat the lingering effects of stroke, and maximize home caregiver effectiveness while minimizing fatigue. Discover how to: Understand what causes different types of stroke Recognize warning signs Get the most out of doctors and hospitals Speed recovery with the best treatments Help prevent future strokes Decide the best living arrangements after stroke
When Jacob loses his lucky charm, he's convinced he'll never be able to bat, field, or throw again until he finds it.
I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., solving cases in Los Angeles, far from the peril and deception of my real home-because I am also Princess Meredith, heir to the darkest throne faerie has to offer. The Unseelie Court infuses me with its power. But at what price does such magic come? How much of my human side will I have to give up, and how much of the sinister side of faerie will I have to embrace? To sit on a throne that has ruled through bloodshed and violence for centuries, I might have to become that which I dread the most.Enemies watch my every move. My cousin Cel strives to have me killed even now from his prison cell. But not all the assassination attempts are his. Some Unseelie nobles have waited centuries for my aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, to become weak enough that she might be toppled from her throne. Enemies unforeseen move against us-enemies who would murder the least among us.The threat will drive us to allow human police into faerie for the first time in our history. I need my allies now more than ever, especially since fate will lead me into the arm of Mistral, Master of Storms, the queen's new captain of her guard. Our passion will reawaken powers long forgotten among the warriors of the sidhe. Pain and pleasure await me-and danger, as well, for some at that court seek only death.I will find new joys with the butterfly-winged demi-fey. My guards and I will show all of faerie that violence and sex are as popular among the sidhe as they are among the lesser fey of our court. The Darkness will weep, and Frost will comfort him. The gentlest of my guards will find new strength and break my heart. Passions undreamed of await us-and my enemies gather, for the future of both courts of faerie begins to unravel.From the Hardcover edition.
The first edition of Stroke Syndromes was widely welcomed as a new and authoritative reference in the assessment and diagnosis of stroke. This revised and updated edition remains the definitive guide to patterns and syndromes in stroke. A comprehensive survey of all types of neurological, neurophysiological and other clinical dysfunction due to stroke, the book is organised to make pattern recognition easier. It contains descriptions of clinical problems encountered in stroke patients and their differential diagnosis, and will enable clinicians to differentiate between possible locations on the basis of symptoms and signs. A companion volume Uncommon Causes of Stroke completes this highly authoritative reference work which clinicians in neurology will find essential to the understanding and diagnosis of stroke.
1) Hit the NYT bestseller list with latest novel2) Find a great guy and start living a perfect life3) Try to stay in her own bed!When author Becky Stone's horoscope predicted that the New Year would bring her great things, she never expected the first thing she'd experience would be great sex! But after the crushing news that the only way to save her career is to coauthor a book with chauvinistic Adam Maxwell, Becky needs something to go right. And what could be more right than spending an incredible New Year's Eve in the arms of a seriously sexy stranger?Only, the man in her bed isn't going to be a stranger much longer. . .
USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl delivers sassy and sexy contemporary romance in a new series set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Get a taste with this novella, Strong Enough to Love.... Photographer Eve Hill was completely comfortable being single. Or at the very least, she was completely resigned to it. There was only one man who made every nerve in her body and brain light up when he walked into a room. But Brian Stewart had always been off limits. Hell, she'd never even kissed him! For Brian, returning to Jackson Hole feels like coming home. But that has nothing to do with the town. It's Eve drawing him back. Eve and the chance to finally see if they have something or if it's all been in his imagination. Eve doesn't think she can open her heart to Brian again after getting hurt so badly before, though her body still wants him. She offers Brian one night to fulfill their long-denied fantasies, and that's it. No love or promises, just a chance to get their attraction out of their systems. But can one night really be enough?Return to Jackson Hole for more steamy romance by Victoria Dahl in Close Enough to Touch, Too Hot to Handle and So Tough to Tame.
Bryant is an author who definitely knows how to tell a story. --APOOO Book ClubLove is in the air when the Strong brothers come home and re-visit their roots with the sexy story of how it all began. . .Lisha Rockmon just wants a good man who respects her family values. But most of the men of Holtsville, S.C., want to get physical a lot faster than she does--except Kael Strong. Their attraction is hard to ignore. Yet the one man Lisha can imagine a future with doesn't seem ready to get involved at all. . .Wounded by his last relationship, Kael is hesitant to open his heart again, even to a woman as irresistible as Lisha. But despite his misgivings--and some outside interference--love just may find a way, setting the stage for future generations... "Has all of Bryant's trademarks: hot men, spicy women and a sexually captivating story." --RT Book Reviews on Hot Like Fire
Miracle drugs save lives and ease suffering, but for profit-motivated companies, the miracle is the money they generate.. .at any cost. Billions of dollars in profits will make men and women do many things--lie, cheat, even kill. now one beautiful woman will be caught in the cross fire between ethics and profits. As Celia Jordan's fast-track career sweeps her into the highest circles of an international drug company, she begins to discover the sins and secrets hidden in the research lab... and in the marketplace. Now the company's powerful new drug promises a breakthrough in treating a deadly disease. But Celia Jordan knows it may deliver a nightmare.
Strong Men Armed relates the U.S. Marines' unprecedented, relentless drive across the Pacific during World War II, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa, detailing their struggle to dislodge from heavily fortified islands an entrenched enemy who had vowed to fight to extinction--and did. (All but three of the Marines' victories required the complete annihilation of the Japanese defending force.) As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, the author fought in all its engagements till his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles. The result is both an exciting chronicle and a moving tribute to the thousands of men who died in reeking jungles and on palm-studded beaches, thousands of miles from home and fifty years before their time, of whom Admiral Chester W. Nimitz once said, "Uncommon valor was a common virtue. "Strong Men Armed includes over a dozen maps, a chronology of the war in the Pacific, the Marine Medal of Honor Winners in World War II, and Marine Corps aces in World War II.
Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen--or rebuild--her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. This empowering book offers a road map to help mothers find the strength and confidence to raise extraordinary sons by providing encouragement, education, and practical advice about * the need for mothers to exercise courage and be bolder and more confident about advising and directing their boys * the crucial role mothers play in expressing love to sons in healthy ways so they learn to respect and appreciate women as they grow up * the importance of teaching sons about the values of hard work, community service, and a well-developed inner life * the natural traps mothers of boys often fall into--and how to avoid them * the need for a mother to heal her own wounds with the men in her life so she can raise her son without baggage and limitations * the best ways to survive the moments when the going gets tough and a mom's natural ways of communicating--talking, analyzing, exploring--only fuel the fire When a mother holds her baby boy for the first time, she also instinctively knows something else: If she does her job right and raises her son with self-esteem, support, and wisdom, he will become the man she knows he was meant to be. PRAISE FOR MEG MEEKER, M.D. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters "Dr. Meeker's conclusions are timely, relevant, and often deeply moving. No one interested in what girls experience growing up in our culture today--and the impact that parents, especially fathers, have on the experience--can afford to miss reading this book."--Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School "Reassuring and challenging . . . a helpful road map for concerned fathers [that] tackles difficult issues."--National Review Boys Should Be Boys "If you want to raise a boy you'll be proud of, read Boys Should Be Boys."--Dave Ramsey, author of The Total Money Makeover "Filled with inspirational vignettes, Boys Should Be Boys empowers parents to stay involved and protect their sons' innocence. It's a wonderfully written and eye-opening book--a must-read."--Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., author of There When He Needs You The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers "Offers practical ways to help you let go of 'mom guilt' in order to become a happier, healthier woman."--Parent & Child "Just about any mom, or dad, can find useful wisdom in this book."--Associated PressFrom the Hardcover edition.
A love story set in Boston that interweaves earthquakes and abortion protesters.
In this collection of interviews, articles, and editorials, Nabokov ranges over his life, art, education, politics, literature, movies, and modern times, among other subjects. Strong Opinions offers his trenchant, witty, and always engaging views on everything from the Russian Revolution to the correct pronunciation of Lolita.From the Trade Paperback edition.
She is lovely, smart, and talented--and only Lord Peter can save her from the gallowsLord Peter Wimsey comes to the trial of Harriet Vane for a glimpse at one of the most engaging murder cases London has seen in years. Unfortunately for the detective, the crime's details are distractingly salacious, and there is little doubt that the woman will be found guilty. A slightly popular mystery novelist, she stands accused of poisoning her fiancé, a literary author and well-known advocate of free love. Over the course of a few weeks, she bought strychnine, prussic acid, and arsenic, and when her lover died the police found enough poison in his veins to kill a horse. But as Lord Peter watches Harriet in the dock, he begins to doubt her guilt--and to fall in love. As Harriet awaits the hangman, Lord Peter races to prove her innocence, hoping that for the first time in his life, love will triumph over death. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
from the cover flap: 'An open-and-shut case: a man dies of arsenic poisoning; his lover admits to having bought arsenic. But when Lord Peter Wimsey meets the young woman standing trial for her life--Harriet Vane--he is certain she's innocent. Lord Peter sets out doggedly pursuing every clue, every possibility. For not only is he convinced of Harriet's innocence, he's also in love with her from the moment he first sees her testifying in court." There is a lot of dialect and English spelling of words as well as words that are unfamiliar to us, as the book was originally written in 1930. There is also a lot of humor.
The Eyes Don't Lie...Alice Eastman didn't recognize the sinewy body or raven locks of the unidentified man hit by a car on her Wyoming ranch. But his eyes were unmistakably Dylan Nolan, her childhood sweetheart, her only lover, her husband, who'd disappeared without a trace the day of their wedding-accused of murder....But like the strong, silent type, Dylan neither confirmed nor denied his identity or his innocence. Only his body spoke to hers in the dead of night, professing love, promising protection. For one thing was certain: Someone was out there, stalking Dylan and his bride. And Alice didn't know if she was in more danger from the man who hunted the icy mountains for his prey...or the sinfully sexy husband who ignited her passion.
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