- Table View
- List View
At forty, Steve Decker is one of America's most accomplished anti-terrorist operatives. Then a bungled covert operation kills twenty-three people in Rome and leaves Decker shouldering the blame. Embittered by the fiasco, he retires to the mountains of New Mexico and there meets an extraordinary woman named Beth Dwyer. She changes his life. Suddenly Decker has the very things he had lived so long without: a beautiful, brilliant woman he longs to marry and a future that could include children. But when a terrifying assault rips his world apart, Beth disappears - leaving an agonizing mystery in her wake. Who is this woman he loved so completely, almost to the point of obsession? Is she still alive? Was she captured by Decker's enemies or her own? Did she love him or use him - possibly as bait in some sinister plan? Reaching back into his shadowy past, Decker discovers that two malicious - and diametrically opposed - forces have been stalking him. To stay alive, Decker must use all his carefully honed skills, stay one step ahead of his murderous enemies, and pray that luck is on his side as he moves from hunter to hunted, from the deserts of Santa Fe to the streets of New York City. For Decker the stakes couldn't be higher: Beth's life, Beth's love, and, most of all, the truth.
Pat says though the vision of one person can change the world, no one can carry out a vision alone. Extreme dreams depend on teams, and lack of teamwork is often how big dreams go unrealized. Using examples and anecdotes from history and contemporary life, Pat shows how the greatest world-changing events came to be as the result of the passion of single individuals. In each case, a team was assembled with people equipped in the various areas needed to bring the vision to pass. Pat addresses team assembly, dynamics, and pitfalls to give readers guidance they can immediately apply to their own circumstances. Everyone is looking for ways to be more successful in life. Pat Williams serves up a book packed with practical help to get readers where they want to be.
Extreme Environmental Events is an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the basic tenets of complexity and systems theory, as well as the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems, to the prediction, monitoring, and evaluation of major natural phenomena affecting life on earth. These phenomena are often highly destructive, and include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, climate change,, and weather. Early warning, damage, and the immediate response of human populations to these phenomena are also covered from the point of view of complexity and nonlinear systems. In 61 authoritative, state-of-the art articles, world experts in each field apply such tools and concepts as fractals, cellular automata, solitons game theory, network theory, and statistical physics to an understanding of these complex geophysical phenomena.
Actor and passionate fisherman Robson Green is on a mission to discover the weird, the wonderful and the way-off-limits of the angling world. Working alongside some of the finest in their field, his exhilarating adventure series Extreme Fishing with Robson Green takes him to the greatest fishing destinations ever seen. Chasing the most elusive and terrifying creatures on the planet, learning new tricks, hearing old stories and eating pretty much everything he catches. It's all here, from island hopping in Canada, ice fishing in Alaska, singing with the Maori in New Zealand to facing crocodiles and octopuses in Australia, hunting for the elusive Striped Bass in North America and struggling with the Mekong Giant Catfish in Thailand. Complete with exclusive material, such as top locations, best and worst catches and extreme fishing tips, this frank, funny and inspiring book charts Robson's extraordinary adventures around the world, and reminds us to live life more boldly and have fun along the way.
Mack Bolan is sent to Brazil to find and eliminate a major illegal arms smuggling operation. His quest takes him from the streets of Rio de Janeiro to the very heart of the Brazilian jungle. Violence. 191th novel in the
Defending the enemy It was supposed to be an open-and-shut case against a high-ranking mobster on trial for conspiring to aid Middle Eastern terrorists in a series of brutal attacks against the U. S. But the so-called "last don" of New York City is likely to be acquitted when mercenary hit teams kill every prosecution witness except one. Gilbert Favor is a retired money mover now living in Costa Rica, and is the government's last hope. Mack Bolan's mission is to track Favor and return him Stateside. But the money-laundering specialist is less than willing to come forward. The gunmen tracking him want silence by way of a bullet. The Executioner must deliver the witness alive, no matter what the cost.
Living the low-carb lifestyle doesn't have to be difficult. It's all about making smart choices. So how can you still enjoy lunch out with coworkers, stave off the afternoon carb cravings, and find the time to make low-carb meals that taste great? Extreme Lo-Carb Meals to Go offers dozens of tasty meal solutions and low-carb lifestyle tips that will get you through your hectic day. This practical cookbook provides you with answers to all the lifestyle challenges you face every day, including: Are there any smart high-protein breakfast options besides bacon and eggs? Should I eat low-carb energy bars? What's a quick, filling lunch I can bring to work? Is there a way to "snack smart" while low-carb dieting? What easy to prepare low-carb dinner options will the kids actually eat and enjoy? Featuring 150 fantastic make-ahead meals, such as Sausage and Cheese Muffins, Very Veggie Wraps, and Mocha Cheesecake, Extreme Lo-Carb Meals to Go is the perfect way for you to say hello to time - and goodbye to carbs!
Harvard's AMP (Advanced Management Program) is a ten-week boot camp (six days a week, fourteen hours a day) whose origins are rooted in World War II. During the outset of the war, the then dean of Harvard Business School introduced a regimen to best utilize the capacities of the business and industrial sector to serve the extraordinary demands of a war-time economy. Now, more than fifty years later, the program focuses on teaching how to thrive in the highly competitive and combative global marketplace. Readers will be ushered into the inner sanctum of AMP and learn how to adapt such management principles as: * Creating a sustainable competitive advantage; * Managing for a world of changes yet to come; * Establishing enduring brand and corporate positioning; * Negotiating global transactions; * Mastering conflict in the global arena; * And much more.
Dr. Eric Najarian. He's young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by their rules.But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague--he will be their next victim.From the Paperback edition.
In the newest devastatingly intense thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn, his deadly and charismatic hero Mitch Rapp wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier as dedicated -- and as lethal -- as they come. Vince Flynn's thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, dominate the imagination of readers everywhere. In them, Flynn captures the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders. Now, Rapp and his protégé, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America. Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for sixteen years -- first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp -- is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihads and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgement of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives. But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes. Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.
As the daughter of notorious rock manager Don Arden, Sharon Osbourne's childhood was an unruly mix of glamour and violence. In her late 20s, Sharon finally made the painful decision to break with her family. Always irrepressible, Sharon flourished, creating a loving family of her own while becoming a legendary manager and rock band promoter. In rock star Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon found her soul mate, yet Ozzy's drug and drink-fuelled excesses, which culminated in his attempt to strangle her, made their marriage a white knuckle ride from the start; only her devotion to their three children gave her the will to survive. From the tremendous highs of the hit show The Osbournes to the lows of Ozzy's near-fatal quad-bike accident and her own bout with colon cancer, Sharon's tenacity, honesty, and humour have triumphed again and again.
Most matter in the Universe, from the deep interior of planets to the core of stars, is at high temperature or high pressure compared to the matter of our ordinary experience. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic physical theory on matter at such extreme conditions and the mathematical modeling techniques involved in numerical simulations of its properties and behavior. Focusing on computational modeling, the book discusses topics such as the basic properties of dense plasmas; ionization physics; the physical mechanisms by which laser light is absorbed in matter; radiation transport in matter; the basics of hydrodynamics and shock-wave formation and propagation; and numerical simulation of radiation-hydrodynamics phenomenology. End-of-chapter exercises allow the reader to test their understanding of the material and introduce additional physics, making this an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students in this broad and interdisciplinary area of physics.
Today, when bomb-throwing madmen rule tnations and crime cartels strangle the globe, justice demands extreme measures. For twenty years, ex-CIA agent John Barrone fought his country's dirty back-alley wars. Now, he spearheads a secret strike force of elite law enforcement and intelligence professionals on a seek-and-destroy mission against the nation's sworn enemies. CODE NAME: EXTREME PREJUDICE South American druglord Pablo Bustamente already pollutes the streets of the United States with his poisonous product. But now he's decided that the U.S. needs to be taught a lesson in humility. So he cuts a deal with foreign extremists--they supply him with heroin, and he'll help carry out acts of terror against the Americans. To stop the chaos, Barrone and his team are tapped to infiltrate the drugs-for-death deal and put down Bustamente and his new allies--permanently...
Recent figures suggest that there will be 1. 6 billion arrivals at world airports by the year 2020. Extreme Pursuitslooks at the new conditions of global travel and the unease, even paranoia, that underlies them---at the opportunities they offer for alternative identities and their oscillation between remembered and anticipated states. Graham Huggan offers a provocative account of what is happening to travel at a time characterized by extremes of social and political instability in which adrenaline-filled travelers appear correspondingly determined to take risks. It includes discussions of the links between tourism and terrorism, of contemporary modes of disaster tourism, and of the writing that derives from these; but it also confirms the existence of more responsible forms of travel/writing that demonstrate awareness of a chronically endangered world. Extreme Pursuitsis the first study of its kind to link travel writing explicitly with structural changes in the global tourist industry. The book makes clear that travel writing can no longer take refuge in the classic distinctions (traveler versus tourist, foreigner versus native) on which it previously depended. Such distinctions---which were dubious in the first place---no longer make sense in an increasingly globalized world. Huggan argues accordingly that the category "travel writing" must include experimental ethnography and prose fiction; that it should concern itself with other kinds of travel practices, such as those related to Holocaust deportation and migrant labor; and that it should encompass representations of travelers and "traveling cultures" that appear in popular media, especially TV and film. Graham Huggan is Professor of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Leeds. He is the coauthor, with Patrick Holland, ofTourists with Typewriters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing(University of Michigan Press) and coauthor, with Helen Tiffin, ofPostcolonial Ecocriticism(Routledge). Illustration: "Shadow Wall," 2006 © Shaun Tan.
Extreme Spirituality is any experience whether it be firewalking or practicing humble service to others. It shows us how our egos mask, limit, distort, or diminish our knowledge of a greater reality. Over twenty extreme spiritual practices are highlighted, and readers will learn how even unpleasant or dangerous situations can help us experience how love, wisdom, compassion, and interconnection reveal aspects of our divine nature and leave us with a crystal-clear distinction between our egos and our "higher-selves." This book, using many different extreme spiritual practices as examples, uses a logical and enthusiastic approach to teach people how to assume a totally spiritual perspective in any situation. By doing this, even sorrowful or frustrating situations don't have to cause as much suffering. We can choose our reactions to them and use them as insights for spiritual growth.
Burkan doesn't just present an explanation of spiritual practices such as fasting, walking on hot coals, sweating, (sweat lodge) and others. He shares the principles which are used to accomplish these extreme spiritual practices and provides exercises to guide the reader into putting the principles to work to improve every aspect of daily life. Burkan is not dogmatic. He has experienced all of the spiritual practices which he writes about. He finds them useful and hopes that the reader will gain more control over and positivity in everyday encounters. Informative, easy to read, respectful of other peoples' beliefs and fascinating. A scan-quality braille copy should be quite readable.
Is Dog Watch ready for Hollywood? Canine celebrities - or dogs in trouble? When a super-size truck carrying the stars of "Hollywood's Amazing Extreme Stunt Dogs" shows up in Pembrook, Kito thinks there's something really weird about the owner.
SUCCESS WITHOUT STRUGGLE! Have you tried to follow the old rules for success and found that they don't work anymore? Have you already achieved professional and personal success but secretly fear that you have accomplished everything that you ever will? Do you have a cherished dream that you want to realize? If so, read on. Extreme Success can be yours! In this life-changing book, sought-after personal coach and extreme athlete Rich Fettke doesn't just lead us down the path to success, he shows us that it can be easier and, yes, more fun. By applying the lessons he has learned from extreme sports in his seven-part program, he shows us that learning to take risks is as important as doing your homework. Using quizzes, captivating stories, and specific step-by-step strategies, he explains how you can: CREATE YOUR OWN "LUCK" DEVELOP THE COURAGE FOR CHANGE USE PARTNERSHIPS AND ALLIANCES TO EXPAND POSSIBILITIES MAKE FEAR YOUR FRIEND GET -- AND STAY -- IN THE ZONE AND MUCH MORE!
Mark Goldstein can't seem to shake his clumsy streak. He starts taking kung fu lessons to help with his coordination and in the process begins to learn a few things about Chinese culture. So when his friends decide to use a Chinese dragon for their 'team costume' in the Halloween parade, Mark knows it's disrespectful, but if he tells his buddies it would ruin all their hard work.... unless he can come up with a compromise.
When Bizz and her friends arrange a high-stakes roller hockey game with another team, Bizz is reminded about the importance of friendship.
Although he has a secret fear of heights, Xavier McSweeney lets himself be talked into signing up to test a two-story model of a rock-climbing wall. How will he ever make that climb?
Mark finds that he is jealous when his friend Jonas seems to learn kung fu much more quickly than he did.
Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison explores and discusses exuberance and other positive moods and emotions.
- Embossed Braille - Use Bookshare’s DAISY Text or BRF formats to generate embossed braille.