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Homicide Detective Barney Manton had a simple theory about catching murderers. Just beat, torture, and hound your suspect until his life becomes completely unbearable. Stay on top of him every hour of every day until he yearns for release--even release via the death chamber. Presto! You have your confession, the law has its "murderer" and the case is closed... He was just a little guy called Sam Gowan. He was holding an empty automatic in his hand. At his feet lay the body of a man who had been shot through the head. Sam Gowan's clothes were covered with the man's blood--Sam Gowan's senses reeled with panic--one thought came through--Escape! Cover your tracks and escape! ...Sam Gowan had never heard of Homicide Detective Barney Manton--Manton never knew that a little guy called Sam Gowan existed. Capricious fate decreed that the two men meet in a deadly, unequal contest, a cat and mouse struggle with all the resources of the police department arraigned on the side of the powerful and sadistic Homicide Detective.
In yet another new school, a shy 15-year-old has difficulty adjusting to her first boarding school, especially since the tennis team is hostile toward her.
Mimi loves flowers, crystal chandeliers, kittens, Céline Dion's voice, the color pink, swaths of satin, the Queen of England, and chocolate. Far, far too much chocolate. She craves beauty and her own overweight self is emphatically not beautiful, at least in her own eyes. And despite her size, she doesn't feel whole because all she knows about her father is that he was a sperm bank donor seventeen years before. Mimi is a fractured soul.Although she knows it could be disastrous, she is drawn to her school's prom because it will be held in a beautiful ballroom and, for once, she'll be able to dress up. But her instincts prove to be right and, after merciless bullying, she flees in tears.Mimi knows that she needs to take charge of herself to find a person she can love within her self-imposed wall of weight. She leaves her doting mother and Montreal behind and heads to Toronto to find her father. What she finds is far more important than anything she could possibly have imagined.Francis Chalifour's ability to bring the unforgettable Mimi to life makes this a novel that will touch the reader's funny bone and heart.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The international bestselling novelist and Denmark's "Queen of Crime," Sara Blaedel is "entertaining all the way" (Politiken) in this suspense-packed thriller featuring her acclaimed detective heroine Louise Rick. An online flirtation can have horrific consequences, as Detective Inspector Louise Rick discovers when she is called to an idyllic Copenhagen neighborhood where a young woman has been left bound and gagged after a profoundly brutal rape attack. Susanne Hansson met her rapist on a popular dating website; fearing the assailant is trolling the site for his next target, Louise is determined to cut him off at the pass. But then a new victim is found--dead this time--and the case becomes even more complex when Susanne attempts suicide. From scanning seemingly innocent singles' profiles to exploring a digital window on the city's dark and dangerous nightlife, to understanding a troubled mother-daughter relationship, Louise races to uncover the shocking truth behind the crimes.d in the online dating world. In her search she comes across the web site "nightwatch.dk," which allows her to upload images that show people out in the night-time scene and who they're with. She finds a picture of the man, who is now calling himself "Prinzz." She contacts him using the name "Princess," and they agree to meet.
A shrewd businessman, an outspoken maverick, and a generous philanthropist, Ted Turner's story is the stuff of legend. But what drives him? Where did he get such a powerful will to succeed? What has he learned over his illustrious life? Never before has the controversial businessman shared his personal story. Here, for the first time, he will. From his difficult and troubling childhood to his hard-partying college life, from his vision of CNN to the drama and turmoil of the AOL/Time Warner deal, and from his ownership of the Braves to his news-making philanthropy, Turner spares no details of his extraordinary career and provides fascinating businesses insights along the way - many of which are sure to surprise. Turner will also reveal the never-before-told details of his personal life. He frankly discusses a childhood of loneliness (he was sent to boarding school at the tender age of 4), the impact of devastating loss (his sister died at 17 and his hard-charging father committed suicide when Ted was in his early 20s). Turner also goes into great detail about his marriages, including his marriage to Jane Fonda, the "love of my life." It's been a helluva ride. Ted Turner truly is the great American maverick of our time. His story will educate, enlighten, entertain, and inspire - for the first time, Turner will tell the public how he went from being a young billboard salesman in the South to being the largest private landowner in the country. The release of this long-awaited memoir will be a major media event, and Ted's captivating story promises to deliver on the hype.
Unemployed New York Timessports reporter, Jessica James gives up her big city life and moves into a borrowed house in Boise, Idaho. She's determined to become a great romance writer, and she only has one obstacle: she doesn't believe in love. Writing quickly becomes a challenge, so Jessica decides to go out and find some inspiration. She soon meets sexy, outdoorsy doctor Fisher Kincaid, who's more than happy to teach her all about love. . .
Should we feel inadequate for failing to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is such an existential equilibrium realistic or even desirable? Condemning our cultural obsession with cheerfulness and "positive thinking," Mari Ruti calls for a resurr
disgruntled air force officer puts her life on the line when she uncovers an illegal program that higher ups will do anything to keep secret. Along the way, she finds romance with a fellow officer.
As Harmony's Oversoul grows weaker, a great warrior Moozh has risen to challenge its bans. He has won control of an army using forbidden technology, and is aiming his soldiers at the city of Basilica, that strong fortress above the Plain. Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop an army. Can Rasa and her allies defeat him through intrigue, or will Moozh take the city and all who are in it?
Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice.From the Hardcover edition.
The Call of Sedona speaks to anyone seeking greater fulfillment and deeper meaning in their lives. With practical advice on meditation and profound insights on the healing power of the earth, this book gives you the guidance you need to embark on your own journey of the heart. If you haven't been to Sedona, this book will urge you to travel to this blessed place. If you have been to Sedona--or even if you live there now-- this book will deepen the love you hold for the wonders of the land. Wherever you are, let this book show you how to experience the spirit of Sedona and make a true connection with your heart.spirit of Sedona--even from your own home. Join Lee on a journey of meditation in the best places in and around Sedona, and open yourself to the Sedona spirit. The destination? The most beautiful place of all--our authentic self.
Rodney Rathbone is back in this sequel to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying--but will his superstar reputation survive summer camp?Rodney Rathbone was expecting the best summer ever until his parents shipped him off to Camp Wy-Mee. Now he's in for the ride of a lifetime. Far from home in the great outdoors, he must outsmart--and outrun--a whole new crop of bullies, including Todd, the bratty rich kid, and Magnus, the evil Swede. Whether facing treacherous rapids or leading a nighttime spy mission, Rodney makes new friends and soon finds himself in the unlikely role of camp hero. How long it lasts will depend on whether a former adversary gets her way. The Call of the Bully is fun, exciting, and full of surprises--an adventure tale for middle-grade readers and anyone who remembers summer camp.
Gideon MacInnes is a werewolf from the Scottish Highlands. He loves the haunting beauty of his home, but runs away to upstate New York, grappling with his destiny of being his clan's next alpha. As a snowstorm closes in, Gideon is attacked by rogue wolves working for an enemy he never imagined existed. He stumbles, wounded and bleeding, to collapse on the doorstep of Carly Silver's tiny romance bookstore-ironic, as she's never been very good at relationships with men. A warmhearted woman, looking for a new pet ... Thinking he's a dog, she takes him home, treats his injuries and wakes up to find a devastatingly handsome naked man in her bed. Trapped together through the raging storm, Gideon discovers that he's found his mate and Carly has to choose between becoming a werewolf, charged with protecting humankind from the inhabitants of an evil otherworld, or giving up the one man she's ever truly loved
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Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both the creativity and the business. Lecturer and writing retreat leader Tom Bird introduces authors to their Divine Author Within, and guides them through the process of listening to this inner muse. They will learn how to tap into their creative connected mind" and relax their "logical critical mind" so they will be able to write the book they've always wanted to-in just two drafts! Once the book is complete, writers learn how to sell their book. Bird instructs his readers how to successfully navigate the publishing world so that they can make the right choices for their work. "
Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories. One frosty evening, millionaire hedonist Silas Hamer is gripped with a sudden fear of his own mortality. He encounters a man who he believes has triggered his spiritual awakening.
A cross-country crusade against a paramilitary group in America now brings Mack Bolan back to the Everglades, where a force of ultra conservatives is unleashing an all-out assault against their homeland. But a greater conspiracy lies beneath the violence that's sweeping America. One of her patriotic sons has betrayed his country to Middle Eastern enemies, who are pulling the strings of their U.S. puppets. The penalty for treason is death. Mack Bolan is the Executioner. Violence. 224th novel in the "Executioner" series, third novel in the "American Trilogy," 1997.
The being was seriously injured and yet it still talked of the unthinkable, allying with humans!
Book 2 in Griffin's saga of the men in the US Marine Corps in Hawaii during World War II.
Among them is the destroyer USS Matthew and her skipper, Commander Mike Donovan, a veteran haunted by earlier savage battles. What Donovan doesn't know is that Vice Admiral Takao Kurita of Japan has laid an ingenious trap as the Matthew heads for the treacherous waters of Leyte Gulf. But Donovan faces something even deadlier than Kurita's battleships: Explosives secretly slipped on board American ships by saboteurs are set to detonate at any time. Now the Matthew's survival hinges on the ability of Donovan and his men to dismantle a bomb in the midst of the panic and the chaos of history's greatest naval battle.
Lane's work unveils Hebrews as a sermon delivered by a concerned "preacher" to the church at Rome, which is under persecution, and dangerously close to rejecting the Christian faith. As an exposition of encouragement and exhortation, Hebrews addresses the central concerns of our contemporary church as well: the felt absence of God, a climate of uncertainty and insecurity, the tension between secular conformity and spiritual maturity, and the threat of societal perversion and materialism to a Christian commitment. Christians are called upon to express a faith that is rooted in the future, and to continue this life of pilgrimage with a radical new view of reality, which is based on sure confidence in the intervention of God in daily life. Tracing the writer's development thought-by-thought, rather than verse-by-verse, careful attention is paid to the cultural and historical background. Call to Commitment is useful as a study guide for groups and individuals, or for any reader who wishes a deeper understanding of the book of Hebrews.
This companion volume to "A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr". includes the text of his most well-known oration, "I Have a Dream", his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam", a powerful plea to end the ongoing conflict. Includes contributions from Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, the Dalai Lama, and many others.
A group of Americans, one of whom is the daughter of an influential Senator, is taken hostage over seas.
Right now at this very second, somewhere in the United States, someone is making history. It is impossible to know whom or in what way, but the actions of people today may become the history of tomorrow.
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