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The Hardy Boys find themselves the targets of ninja terror when they investigate the Japanese underworld.
More than 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamun's desiccated body was lovingly wrapped and sent into the future as an immortal god. After resting undisturbed for more than three millennia, King Tut's mummy was suddenly awakened in 1922. Archaeologist Howard Carter had discovered the boy-king's tomb, and the soon-to-be famous mummy's story--even more dramatic than King Tut's life--began.The mummy's "afterlife" is a modern story, not an ancient one. Award-winning science writer Jo Marchant traces the mummy's story from its first brutal autopsy in 1925 to the most recent arguments over its DNA. From the glamorous treasure hunts of the 1920s to today's high-tech scans in volatile modern Egypt, Marchant introduces us to the brilliant and sometimes flawed people who have devoted their lives to revealing the mummy's secrets, unravels the truth behind the hyped-up TV documentaries, and explains what science can and can't tell us about King Tutankhamun.
The mysteries of shadow knitting - a simple technique of alternating rows of dark and light yarn to produce a subtle patterning that appears and disappears depending on the angle from which it is viewed - are explored and refined here by a professional knitwear designer. The basic principles and techniques of shadow knitting are introduced through clear, well-illustrated instructions and are followed by spectacular projects that include winged shawls, squared bags, a matching cap and scarf, vests, sweaters, and Japanese-style kimonos. Each project is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs.
Denenberg presents the complete story of Anne Frank and her family's life, from Frankfurt, Germany, where Anne and Margot were born before the war, up through to their murders at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
With her healing gift and extra senses going haywire, epidemiologist Eve St. Giles knew the deadly flu outbreak in the small Swiss town was no natural disaster. Had someone manufactured a virus--one that targeted women? If Eve didn't track down the origin, millions could die.She could search alone, or accept help from a questionable source--the man she'd loved and lost. Nick Petter seemed to know more than he was telling. Yet Eve had little choice but to trust him as she raced to harness ancient healing rites in time to avert a modern medical apocalypse....
Angira is a primitive, violent planet -- and young Prince Vikram returns from Earth filled with new ideas. When Sulu and Spock accompany Vikram home, they walk into a bloodbath: reactionary forces, afraid of any modernization, have seized Vikram's rightful throne. Suddenly the men from the Enterprise are on an underground journey with a Prince who is coming of age. The future of Angira is at stake, and each man's survival depends on his skill -- and daring -- with a sword!
In this future, there are five human sexual identities throughout the galaxy, and humanity has adjusted to this new culture. Except on the planet Hara: Here everyone must choose to be a man or a woman, and that is final. For hundreds of years, Hara has been out of contact with the Concord, the organization of human worlds, until this moment. Business between Harans and outsiders with different cultural assumptions is a profoundly destabilizing challenge to traditional Haran society. Warreven is a successful Haran attorney, a man who could have married the son of the ruler of the planet if he had chosen to be a woman. But Warreven is neither a man nor a woman, and his daily life is radically in conflict with his world. The social and political situation forces Warreven into the limelight and into the most bizarre identity crisis in contemporary science fiction, which is also the crisis of his world. No one remains as they were on Hara. "Scott
This electrifying debut thriller takes the serial-killer novel where it's never dared to go before. Years after a madman shattered Special FBI Agent Smoky Barrett's life, a new and fascinating killer is coaxing her back from the brink with the only thing that could convince her to live.
In a land riven with plague, inside the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control: the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation. And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status quo, a third, shadowy power - one that forever seems a step ahead of all of the familial warring - plots and schemes, and bides its time, ready for the moment to attack... Assassination; ancient, impossible machines; torture and infamy - just another typical day in paradise.
The direct successor to "Exile's Song" finds Margaret Alton mastering a newly found gift and falling in love.
After forming an intense bond with Natasha, a wolf cub she raised as part of her undergraduate research, Renée Askins was inspired to found the Wolf Fund. As head of this grassroots organization, she made it her goal to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park, where they had been eradicated by man over seventy years before. Here, Askins recounts her courageous fifteen-year campaign, wrangling along the way with Western ranchers and their political allies in Washington, enduring death threats, and surviving the anguish of illegal wolf slayings to ensure that her dream of restoring Yellowstone's ecological balance would one day be realized. Told in powerful, first-person narrative, Shadow Mountain is the awe-inspiring story of her mission and her impassioned meditation on our connection to the wild.From the Trade Paperback edition.
BEING TRAPPED IN THE MOUNTAINS SEEMED SAFE...UNTIL A KILLER TARGETED THE INNOCENT After tragedy struck, Caroline Fairchild reluctantly moved her young son to the remote Colorado lodge she'd been hired to redecorate. There she had no choice but to deal with owner Wes Wainwright, the Texas millionaire who represented everything she detested...and everything she desired.Wes thought he'd gotten past it-the pain, the loneliness, the guilt. But meeting Caroline and her boy only reminded him of his missing child. As sparks ignited between Wes and Caroline, old dangers emerged from the shadows. And they were soon bound by an instant attraction and a frantic race to save two children's lives. But could Wes prevent history from repeating itself?
Throughout her acclaimed writing career, Julie Garwood has captivated readers with characters who are compelling, daring, and bursting with life. Now one of the most popular novelists of our time proudly returns to her beloved historical romance roots-in a thrilling tale of love, murder, adventure, and mystery set against the haunting landscape of medieval Scotland. For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows-skulldu...
Manolo was only three when his father, the great bullfighter Juan Olivar, died. But Juan is never far from Manolo's consciousness--how could he be, with the entire town of Arcangel waiting for the day Manolo will fulfill his father's legacy? <P><P> But Manolo has a secret he dares to share with no one--he is a coward, without the love of the sport that enables a bullfighter to rise above his fear and face a raging bull. As the day when he must enter the ring approaches, Manolo finds himself questioning which requires more courage: to follow in his father's legendary footsteps or to pursue his own destiny?<P> Newbery Medal winner
A dread darkness is descending upon a great land called Midkemia-a powerful and malevolent race of monsters that has slipped through a hole in the dimensions. And two unlikely young heroes-a bastard heir denied his birthright and an irrepressible scoundrel with a penchant for thievery-must take up arms in the struggle to protect their besieged world...two friends chosen by Destiny to stand at the fore of the battle that is to come against the gargantuan reptile army of the terrible Emerald Queen.
We all have doubts. Throughout this five-week study, Davis invites you to acknowledge and confront your doubts about your Christian faith. Each chapter focuses on a different biblical story that illustrates a key insight into doubt and its effects on our faith. By bringing our doubts out of the shadows and into the light, we have an opportunity to experience an authentic faith seeking understanding. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to help leaders of small groups. Also available when purchasing the book is access to a free video trailer and an audio recording of the author's sermons as another way to experience the weekly message.
Nancy Drew is determined to prove the innocence of a man who spent five years in jail--only to find him dead on her first investigative visit.
From the book jacket: In what would be a.d. 600 in our history, the Roman Empire still stands, supported by the twin pillars of the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Augustus Galen Atreus, will come to the aid of the Emperor of the East, the Augustus Heraclius, to lift the siege of Constantinople and carry a great war to the very doorstep of the Shahanshah of Persia. It is a war that will be fought with armies both conventional and magical, with bright swords and the darkest necromantic sorceries. Against this richly detailed canvas of alternate history and military strategy, novelist Thomas Harlan sets the fantastically intricate and moving stories of four people. Dwyrin MacDonald. a young Hibernian, is a scholarship student at a school of sorcery in Upper Egypt until he runs afoul of powerful political interests and is sent off half-trained to the Legions. His teacher, the Egyptian sorcerer Ahmet. learns of this expedient betrayal of his student. He abandons his post and his vows, and undertakes to follow Dwyrin and aid him-but their paths diverge, and Ahmet is drawn into service with the beautiful and powerful Silk Empress, the Queen of Palmyra. Thyatis Julia Clodia is a young Roman centurion, extensively trained by her patron in the arts of covert warfare. She and her team will be sent deep into Persian territory to foment rebellion in the occupied cities and countryside, and smooth the path for Galen's Legions. And Maxian Atreus is Galen's youngest brother, a physician and sorcerer. He is charged with overseeing the espionage activities of Thyatis' patron, but he has learned of a dreadful curse on the City and Empire, a spell that must be broken before Rome can triumph in this war. From the Eternal City to the deserts of Syria, from the ancient temples of the Egyptian gods to the home of the sacred flame of Ahura-Mazda, we are swept away on a grand and absorbing fantasy adventure that will leave readers gasping and cheering and waiting for more.
A novel of the black markets of the South Vietnamese city of Da Nang during the Vietnam War, based on the author's experiences as a self-described South Korean mercenary on the side of the South Vietnamese, this is a Vietnam War novel like no other, truly one that sees the war from all sides. Scenes of battle are breathtakingly well told. The plot is thick with intrigue and complex subplots. But ultimately The Shadow of Arms is a novel of the human condition rather than of the exploits and losses of one side or the other in war. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The third in the new detective series that started with Wages of Sin and Day of Atonement, this thrilling page-turner explores what happens when homicide detective Troy Evans is framed for the murder of his ex--and the secrets that got him there.A devoted husband, father, and detective, Troy will do anything to protect his family...including kill. In a fit of rage, he threatens the life of an ex-girlfriend when she attempts to cause trouble in his marriage. Little does Troy know, his words are caught on tape and will eventually come back to haunt him. When Troy's ex mysteriously disappears, he is convinced that she staged her disappearance to get back at him for his rejection, and his assessment seems plausible--until her body is discovered. Soon, Troy becomes the prime suspect in the murder investigation. And as secrets of the past begin to surface, they threaten to destroy more than his reputation; his marriage is at risk too, and ignoring the problem won't make it go away. Now on the opposite side of the law, Troy works diligently to find out who has gone to such great lengths to set him up. With a cloud of suspicion hanging over his head, Troy must prove that he's neither a cheater nor a murderer. If he fails, he could permanently lose his badge, his freedom, and his family.
"Nonstop action and heart-melting romance on every page!" -- Julie Ann Walker, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authorThe new SBG novel from the author of Exchange of FireWhen her secretly filmed tryst shows up on the internet, Michelle Alger goes on the run. She has no choice. Not only was her one-night stand the son of a US senator, but he's been murdered--and she's the number one suspect. With both the senator and an avenging drug lord on her trail, her life is in danger. There's only man she can trust. He saved her once, but will he still be her hero six years later?Captain Jeremy Malone and the rest of Delta Squad have the senator's order: find the mystery woman who killed my son. But to Jeremy, she's no mystery. Six years ago his team of Green Berets rescued her from the torturous clutches of a Colombian cartel, and he's never forgotten her. His personal and covert mission: find Michelle before anyone else. When he and Michelle do meet again, the sparks are explosive and consuming. They're also dangerous as hell.Because with each new bit of evidence, Jeremy suspects that Michelle's innocence may be a ruse--a beautiful trap set by a woman who has even more secrets yet to bare.Praise for Shadow of Doubt"Nonstop action and heart-melting romance on every page! P.A. DePaul is a bold new voice in romantic suspense."-- Julie Ann Walker, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authorPraise for Exchange of Fire "If you enjoy military action, suspense, steamy romance, and a little danger, this is the series for you." --Library Journal"A pulse-pounding thrill ride from start to finish that will leave you clamoring for more."--Elle Kennedy, author of the Killer Instincts series"A dynamic tale...fast-paced and riveting, with surprises at every turn of the plot."--Fresh Fiction"This book was everything I love about romantic suspense."--Smitten with Reading P.A. DePaul is a multi-genre romance author including erotic, paranormal fantasy, romantic suspense, and the SBG series which includes Exchange of Fire. She originally hails from Carroll County and Baltimore County, Maryland, but also lived in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia. She currently resides in a beautiful community just outside Philadelphia.
Driven and Determined: To Forgive a CorrettiValentina Ferranti has always blamed Gio Corretti and his reckless behavior for her brother's death. The last time she saw Gio she slammed the door on him and her youthful infatuation.Now, broke and with her name slandered by the infamous Carmela Corretti, Val needs help. There's only one person she can turn to...the cold, inscrutable man from her past whose green eyes flash with guilt, regret and a passion that calls to her.Valentina may have had the strength to ask for help, but does she have the willpower to resist all that entails?
Todd Fortune lives at the bottom of the Deadwood gulch in the shadow of both the majestic Black Hills and his father's towering legacy. Todd must prove himself to be both a committed husband and a courageous frontiersman as he struggles to find his own identity.
AVAILBLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME It's been more than a century since Siobhan Morgan fled Ireland to start a new life in America. As a selkie, she kept much of her life a secret, even from her good friends the D'Artigo sisters. But now a dark presence from her past has found its way across the ocean, in the form of a man obsessed with possessing her. With the D'Artigo sisters' help, Siobhan must stop him before he destroys everything she loves. Includes the never before published short story Vanished As well as a preview of Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld novel, Autumn Whispers Shadow of Mist previously appeared in Never After
The Supreme Court is one of our most sacred--and secretive--public institutions. But sometimes secrets can lead to cover-ups with very deadly consequences.Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far. In it he resurrects forgotten language in the U.S. Constitution--and hints at a missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's--that threatens to divide the nation.Then, during a publicity tour, Scarborough is brutally murdered in a San Diego hotel room, and a young man with dark connections is charged. What looks like an open-and-shut case to most people doesn't to defense attorney Paul Madriani. He believes that there is much more to the case and that the defendant is a pawn caught in the middle, being scapegoated by circumstance.As the trial spirals toward its conclusion, Madriani and his partner, Harry Hinds, race to find the missing Jefferson letter--and the secrets it holds about slavery and scandal at the time of our nation's founding and the very reason Scarborough was killed. Madriani's chase takes him from the tension-filled courtroom in California to the trail of a high court justice now suddenly in hiding and lays bare the soaring political stakes for a seat on the highest court, in a country divided, and under the shadow of power.
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