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A special three-in-one edition of Amanda Scott's enthralling Border TrilogyIn Border Bride, as Mary, Queen of Scots, languishes in the Tower of London as a prisoner of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth, war tears Scotland apart. To save her beloved homeland, a proud Highland beauty named Mary Kate MacPherson must wage her own battle when she's forced into wedlock with the seductive Sir Adam Douglas.In Border Fire, under cover of night, Rabbie Redcloak leads his ragtag army to defend Scotland's borders against their English enemies. Few know that the legendary highwayman, who could find his way to hell and back, is in reality Sir Quinton Scott, scion of a powerful Scottish clan. Captured during a daring raid, he's sentenced to hang. Luck comes his way in the form of an unlikely savior: a silver-blond beauty who risks her life to save his.And in Border Storm, the rebellious daughter of a Scottish march warden, Lady Laurie Halliot is as fearless as she is beautiful. Now, to protect her runaway sister who stands accused of murder, Laurie offers herself as hostage--and reluctant bride--to the man who is her country's enemy. She prays that her sister will return before the next wardens' meeting, or Laurie herself will have to bear the punishment.
From "a legend" (Linda Lael Miller) in romance, a new novel in the Border Chronicles. Aware of the covetous interest in his land, the laird of Brae Aisir announces that any man who can outrun, outride, and outfight his headstrong granddaughter "Mad Maggie" will have her as a wife-along with her inheritance. His proposition causes more chaos than resolution, especially when King James II sends his cousin, Fingal Stewart, to compete for Maggie's hand. The competition brings out the fire in both of them, and it doesn't take long for the rivals to become lovers. But there are those who will do anything to gain control of Maggie's inheritance- even if it means getting rid of Fingal Stewart, and his border vixen.
MEXICAN STANDOFF Mack Bolan makes a hard probe into the ritualized execution of four U.S. border patrol agents and a U.S. Marshal. His target is a cartel across the border with a hand in just about every illegal activity-drugs, guns, whatever produces lots of easy dinero. Convinced that there are treasonous Americans in the mix, Bolan becomes a one-man blitzkrieg across the Rio Grande, kicking butt and taking names. He goes undercover as one of the best of the worst, infiltrating the mercenaries who've sold themselves and their country for a taste of power and money. The Executioner is hungry, too, but for a different kind of meal: cold, hard
Into this struggle has stepped a New England lawyer who once wanted to be an actor--a man who both longs for the mortal woman he was to marry and is desperate to rescue the sister who's been taken hostage. Neither hero nor warrior, Oliver Bascombe now finds himself brandishing a magical sword, walking in the company of a woman who sometimes appears as a fox and a man made of pure ice, and dueling with albino giants and winged killers. For in the world of the Borderkind--and the realms that exist beyond it--Oliver is discovering just how vulnerable are humankind's myths, the dire consequences of their extinction, and the reason he was chosen to save them....
Until the recent crisis, the Ukraine was one of the most neglected countries in the world. It has a population of 52 million - larger than Britain's - and a land mass the size of France; it also has Chernobyl, and after Russia is the largest nuclear power. The word 'Ukraine' means 'borderland' and for most of its history the lands that make up present-day Ukraine have been a collection of other countries' border regions. Prior to Stalinism and Nazism, Ukraine was ethnically extremely diverse, including Russians, Poles, Jews, Greeks and Armenians. Their ghosts linger in language, literature and architecture, quite distinct from Russia's. Anna Reid examines how the history of the region has led to the showdown with Russia.
Borderland tells the story of Ukraine. A thousand years ago it was the center of the first great Slav civilization, Kievan Rus. In 1240, the Mongols invaded from the east, and for the next seven centureies, Ukraine was split between warring neighbors: Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Austrians, and Tatars. Again and again, borderland turned into battlefield: during the Cossack risings of the seventeenth century, Russia's wars with Sweden in the eighteenth, the Civil War of 1918-1920, and under Nazi occupation. Ukraine finally won independence in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bigger than France and a populous as Britain, it has the potential to become one of the most powerful states in Europe. In this finely written and penetrating book, Anna Reid combines research and her own experiences to chart Ukraine's tragic past. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin's famine and of Nazi labor camps, she reveals the layers of myth and propaganda that wrap this divided land. From the Polish churches of Lviv to the coal mines of the Russian-speaking Donbass, from the Galician shtetlech to the Tatar shantytowns of Crimea, the book explores Ukraine's struggle to build itself a national identity, and identity that faces up to a bloody past, and embraces all the peoples within its borders.
Borderland tells the story of Ukraine. A thousand years ago it was the center of the first great Slav civilization, Kievan Rus. In 1240, the Mongols invaded from the east, and for the next seven centureies, Ukraine was split between warring neighbors: Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Austrians, and Tatars. Again and again, borderland turned into battlefield: during the Cossack risings of the seventeenth century, Russia's wars with Sweden in the eighteenth, the Civil War of 1918-1920, and under Nazi occupation. Ukraine finally won independence in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bigger than France and a populous as Britain, it has the potential to become one of the most powerful states in Europe.In this finely written and penetrating book, Anna Reid combines research and her own experiences to chart Ukraine's tragic past. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin's famine and of Nazi labor camps, she reveals the layers of myth and propaganda that wrap this divided land. From the Polish churches of Lviv to the coal mines of the Russian-speaking Donbass, from the Galician shtetlech to the Tatar shantytowns of Crimea, the book explores Ukraine's struggle to build itself a national identity, and identity that faces up to a bloody past, and embraces all the peoples within its borders.
Kaleb and his brother cross the Kansas/Missouri border during the Civil War to find their brother and his horse.
South of the border, General Estrada's harem is the borderland of hell. No senorita who refused him sex is alive to tell the tale.
The collection contains contributions by the following authors: David B. Silva, Harlan Ellison, Nancy Holder, John DeChancie, Francis J. Malozzo, Bentley Little, Darrell Schweitzer, Michael Green, Poppy Z. Brite, Jeffrey Osier, John Shirley, Lee Moler, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, T.E.D. Klein, Chet Williamson, Ed Gorman, Jack Hunter Daves Jr., Thomas Tessier, Les Daniels, John Maclay, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Massie, Charles L. Grant, G. Wayne Miller, and Joe R. Lansdale
The inspiration for the hit film series, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now available on Netflix. In the newest thriller from #1 internationally bestselling author Liza Marklund, dubbed the "Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction," Annika Bengtzon tracks an unknown adversary through a web of lies and violence--bringing her face-to-face with a terrifying enemy.Annika Bengtzon is back at Kvällspressen's Stockholm offices after three years as the newspaper's Washington, DC correspondent. One afternoon, a young woman is found dead behind a nursery school in a Stockholm suburb. She is the fourth victim with the same characteristics: a young mother, stabbed from behind. In the editorial offices of Kvällspressen they sense a serial killer, but Annika dismisses it as a wild fantasy. Meanwhile, her husband Thomas is attending an international conference in Nairobi, Kenya. During a reconnaissance trip to the Somali border the entire delegation of seven European envoys is kidnapped. As the murder spree in Stockholm continues, Annika is dragged into a violent hostage situation that shakes both Europe and East Africa. When their unreasonable demands are rejected, the kidnappers begin to execute the hostages, one by one.
A mother is found dead along a snowy pathway after dropping her son off at nursery school. She is the fourth murder victim to be found in a short time displaying the same characteristics. News reporter Annika Bengtzon is trying to start a story on it when she is told that her husband has been kidnapped in Kenya. As the murder spree continues, the police begin to think they have a serial killer on their hands. Meanwhile Annika is faced with impossible demands from her husband's kidnappers. Two mysteries to be solved before the body count rises furthera
New York Times bestselling author Nevada Barr delivers another extraordinary Anna Pigeon novel set in the wide open vistas of southwestern Texas. The killings on Isle Royale have left Anna drained and haunted, her memories of her time with the wolf study group forever marred by the carnage on the island. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, she is on administrative leave, per her superintendent's urging. Anna wonders if the leave might not be permanent, either by her own choice or that of the National Park Service. The one bright spot in Anna's life is Paul, her husband of less than a year. Hoping the warmth and the adventure of a raft trip in Big Bend National Park will lift her spirits, Paul takes Anna to southwest Texas, where the sun is hot and the Rio Grande is running high. The sheer beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and the power of the river work their magic until the raft is lost in the rapids and a young college student falls overboard, resulting in an even more grisly discovery. Caught in a strainer between two boulders and more dead than alive, is a pregnant woman, hair and arms tangled in the downed branches. Instead of the soul-soothing experience they'd longed for, Anna and Paul find themselves sucked into a labyrinth of intrigue that leads from the Mexican desert to the steps of the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas.
A student exchange program brings Frank and Joe to sun-kissed Greece. But the moment they hit the scenic port of Piraeus, they land in deep trouble. What starts as a street fight soon escalates to a hornet's nest of espionage, kidnapping, and diplomatic double cross. Near Yugoslavia, the Hardys find themselves on a mission to rescue someone they don't know, for a cause they barely understand. Only one thing is certain--if the brother team fails this border run, they'll be ancient history.
A back-to-nature cult has almost taken over the town where Joe Gunther was raised. Returning for a visit Joe becomes involved in a sudden outbreak of violence, when five die in a house fire and a man is stabbed to death. A shrewd and shambling detective, Lieutenant Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro Police Department is dissatisfied with his life. Wanting some time to mull things over, Gunther wrangles a temporary assignment in the village of Gannet, where he spent long-gone summers with his uncle Buster, a great bear of a man who at seventy still runs the local garage. But Gunther finds his boyhood town has changed. Five years earlier, economically depressed Gannet sold half of its houses and land to a back-to-nature cult called the Order. Though secretive, its members have coexisted peaceably with the laconic locals--until the arrival of hot-tempered Bruce Wingate and his reticent wife, Ellie, searching for their daughter, whom they believe has disappeared into the cult's ranks. Suddenly, rural life explodes into violence. Within a week, five members of the Order die when their home is burned to the ground--and a citizen is stabbed to death.
People are constantly telling Caroline that the relationship she shares with Jane is a little on the odd side, but, Caroline doesn't want to admit it. After all, Jane is everything to her: friend, lover, even a surogate mother. They met in a Palo Alto bookstore. Caroline had moved west, after the death of her mother, intent on making a new and independent life for herself. Jane, however, had different ideas. As the women grow closer, Caroline discovers that Jane cuts herself with razor blades, sucks her thumb, and claims to have been sexually abused as a child. She finds herself becoming ever more wrapped up in Jane's problems, until her own sanity is threatened.
Anthology containing Vorkosigan novellas, The Mountains of Mourning, Labyrinth, and Borders of Infinity.
This book provides a detailed narrative of the Kat River Settlement in the Eastern Cape of South Africa during the nineteenth century. The settlement was created by the British to use the Khoekhoe as a living barrier between the Cape Colony and the amaXhosa. It was fought over with some regularity, however, and finally broken up after some of the Khoekhoe joined the amaXhosa in their war against the colony. Nevertheless, in the time that the settlement existed, the Khoekhoe both created a fertile landscape in the valley and developed a political theology of great importance for the evolution of South Africa. They were also the subjects of - and participants in - the major debates leading to the introduction of a liberal constitution for the Cape in 1853. The history of the settlement is thus crucial in understanding the development of both colonial racism and the creation of the colony's non-racial democracy.
Widespread in North American forest regions including the Rocky Mountains, the Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) was once the most numerous predatory bird in Eurasian boreal forests. Synthesising the results of unique long-term studies of Boreal Owls, this book explores hunting modes, habitats and foods, prey interactions, mating and parental care, reproduction, dispersal, survival and mortality, population regulation and conservation in boreal forests. Providing a detailed introduction to the species, the authors study the complex interactions of Boreal Owls with their prey species. They examine the inter-sexual tug-of-war over parental care, and the behavioural and demographic adaptations to environmental conditions that predictably and markedly fluctuate both seasonally and multi-annually. They also question whether Boreal Owls are able to time their reproductive effort to maximise lifetime reproductive success. Discussing the effect of modern forestry practices on owl populations, the book also examines how Boreal Owls could be managed to sustain viable populations.
The classic parody of The Lord of the Rings is back! With a brand-new "boreword" by Henry Beard. The Power almighty rests in this Lone Ring. The Power, alrighty, for doing your Own Thing. If broken or busted, it cannot be remade If found, send to Sorhed (the postage is prepaid). It's up to Boggie Frito Bugger and his band of misfits--including inept wizard Goodgulf Grayteeth, halfwit Spam Gangree, twins Moxie and Pepsi, and Arrowroot of Arrowshirt--to carry the Great Ring to Fordor and cast it into the Zazu Pits. Can they avoid death by hickey tree and escape the dread ballhog? Can the fellowship overcome the narcs and Nozdruls hounding their every move and save Lower Middle Earth once and for all? Yes, of course--this isn't Hamlet, you know.
Now an HBO original series starring Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), and Ted Danson, "Bored to Death" is a Raymond Chandleresque tale of a struggling Brooklyn writer curiously named Jonathan Ames who, in a moment of odd whimsy and boredom, becomes a private detective after spontaneously posting an ad on Craigslist. As a rank amateur who just thinks he can help, this Ames alter ego quickly becomes embroiled in the search for a missing NYU coed. He moves from one scrape to the next, all while trying to escape a life of periodic alcoholism, dead-end relationships, writer's block, and hours of Internet backgammon.
Cats are commonly misconceived as the household pet that needs little attention. In reality, cats require the same sort of mental and physical stimulation as any other pet in order to be healthy, happy and more importantly, non-destructive in the house.Boredom Busters for Cats explores how to enrich your feline friend's life through socialization, interactive toys, activities and much more! Pet expert and author Nikki Moustaki covers different ways of interacting with your cat so that he will develop good habits in the house as well as enhancing his individual health and intelligence. She also includes advice on which toys to use, how to play with your pet, and activities for your cat to do while you're away from home.
Here's a Dog Fancy book for dog owners who work more hours than they'd like to...and for dog owners who own super-active dogs without real jobs to do (like herding sheep or retrieving ducks for ten hours a day). Boredom swiftly sets in on the domestic canine, and what usually follows is destructive, bad behavior that drives owners bonkers. Before you and your dog go bonkers together, Boredom Busters for Dogs holds forty great solutions to enriching your pet's world in meaningful, fun ways. Author Nikki Moustaki has collected a toy box full of great games, interactive toys, and pawsitively stimulating puzzles to keep even suburban Border Collie happy and out of mischief. The book presents enrichment ideas categorized by solo activities, interactive social exercises, and ways to enhance the dog's environment by offering variations or his own special places to play. In the chapter "Solo Enrichment," the author utilizes every dog's favorite things-food and toys-to motivate him to play and discover treats on his own. In "Social Enrichment," the old adage that "two dogs are better than one" is the common denominator for the games and activities used to keep canine pals occupied. "Environmental Enrichment" gives owners ideas how to provide their dogs with places they can call their own, including digging pits, wading pools, tire swings, and more. Activities for dog and owner are the topic of "Variance Enrichment," listing a dozen enjoyable day trips and outings, from hiking and cruising around time to doggy dancing and agility trials.
From reviews of the first edition: "A compulsively readable account of the life and works of our greatest. . . writer of fantasy. With a keen appreciation of Borges himself and a pleasant disregard for the critical cliches, Bell-Villada tells us all we really want to know about the modern master-from pronouncing his name to understanding the stories. " --New York Daily News "Of the scores of Borges studies by now published in English, Bell-Villada's excellent book stands out as one of the freshest and most generally helpful. . . . Lay readers and specialists alike will find his book a valuable and highly readable companion to Ficciones and El Aleph. " --Choice Since its first publication in 1981, Borges and His Fiction has introduced the life and works of this Argentinian master-writer to an entire generation of students, high school and college teachers, and general readers. Responding to a steady demand for an updated edition, Gene H. Bell-Villada has significantly revised and expanded the book to incorporate new information that has become available since Borges' death in 1986. In particular, he offers a more complete look at Borges and Peronism and Borges' personal experiences of love and mysticism, as well as revised interpretations of some of Borges' stories. As before, the book is divided into three sections that examine Borges' life, his stories in Ficciones and El Aleph, and his place in world literature.
Imagine the astonishment felt by neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga when he found a fantastically precise interpretation of his research findings in a story written by the great Argentinian fabulist Jorge Luis Borges fifty years earlier. Quian Quiroga studies the workings of the brain--in particular how memory works--one of the most complex and elusive mysteries of science. He and his fellow neuroscientists have at their disposal sophisticated imaging equipment and access to information not available just twenty years ago. And yet Borges seemed to have imagined the gist of Quian Quiroga's discoveries decades before he made them. The title character of Borges's "Funes the Memorious" remembers everything in excruciatingly particular detail but is unable to grasp abstract ideas. Quian Quiroga found neurons in the human brain that respond to abstract concepts but ignore particular details, and, spurred by the way Borges imagined the consequences of remembering every detail but being incapable of abstraction, he began a search for the origins of Funes. Borges's widow, María Kodama, gave him access to her husband's personal library, and Borges's books led Quian Quiroga to reread earlier thinkers in philosophy and psychology. He found that just as Borges had perhaps dreamed the results of Quian Quiroga's discoveries, other thinkers--William James, Gustav Spiller, John Stuart Mill--had perhaps also dreamed a story like "Funes. " With Borges and Memory, Quian Quiroga has given us a fascinating and accessible story about the workings of the brain that the great creator of Funes would appreciate.
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