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The school board wants to tear down Sleepy Hollow Elementary, so that all the rumors about it being haunted can stop. But Jeff, Cassidy and Nina now they're not rumors and set out to save the only home that their ghostly friends have. Now all the have to do is come up with the Perfect Plan.
The companion volume to the multimillion-copy classic No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator Mark Owen's instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author's thirteen years as a Navy SEAL. His follow-up, No Hero, offers a rare counterpoint: an account of Owen's most personally meaningful missions, missions that never made headlines, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure. "I want No Hero to offer something most books on war don't: the intimate side of it, the personal struggles and hardships and what I learned from them," says Owen. "The stories in No Hero are a testament to my teammates and to all the other active and former SEALs who have dedicated their lives to freedom. In our community, we are constantly taught to mentor the younger generation and to pass the lessons and values we've learned on to others so that they can do the same for the guys coming up after them. This is what I hope I have done for readers of No Hero." Every bit as action-packed as No Easy Day, and featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he served with capable of executing the missions we read about in the headlines.
This book answers the question that is on everybody's mind: "What's it like to raise a chimpanzee in Manhattan?" Hester Mundis's hilarious memoir No He's Not a Monkey, He's an Ape and He's My Son is the complete guide to raising a chimp in the heart of urban America. Join Hester, her husband, their terrifying attack dog Ahab, and the funniest monkey--excuse us, ape-- ever to occupy an apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City in this true adventure of woman versus beast.
The Obama administration's overreaching and pervasive secularist policies represent the greatest government-directed assault on religious freedom in American history. So argue conservative movement leader Phyllis Schlafly and journalist George Neumayr in their new book, No Higher Power. In No Higher Power, Schlafly and Neumayr show how Obama is waging war on our religious liberties and actively working to create one nation under him rather than one nation under God. "Obama views traditional religion as a temporary opiate for the poor, confused, and jobless-a drug that will dissipate as the federal government assumes more God-like powers, and his new secularist beliefs and policies gain adherents," write Schlafly and Neumayr. From cutting funding for religious schools to Obama's deliberate omission of God and religion in public speeches to his assault on the Catholic church, No Higher Power is a shocking and comprehensive look at how Obama is violating one of our most fundamental rights--and remaking our country into a nation our Founding Fathers would hardly recognize.
She Has Only One Weaknes. . . Isabel Turner knows how perilous the professional racing world can be--on and off the track. As a PR executive representing NASCAR's top drivers, she spent years proving her worth. Now, as she's about to take over her uncle's high-powered position at the firm, Isabel stands to lose her reputation, job and her uncle's respect--just to have racer Cade Garrison in her bed once more. There's no denying the combustible yet forbidden attraction between the two. Cade is more than tempted, but the last thing the bad boy of the Garrison family racing team needs is another scandal jeopardizing his career. Are they foolish enough to risk it all?
Five years ago, at the age of forty-six, Trisha Posner was surprised to learn from a blood test that she was in full-blown menopause. Her gynecologist urged her to begin hormones immediately, but, mindful of her family's history of breast cancer, she refused. No Hormones, No Fear is the story of Posner's search for an alternative to the AMA's sanctioned regimen of hormone replacement therapy. In a wonderfully engaging personal account, she reveals how she mastered menopause naturally, by developing a unique program involving exercise, diet, nutrition, and herbs. She not only successfully alleviated her symptoms but actually significantly improved her health and quality of life. Now updated with the latest major medical studies, which raise troubling questions about estrogen replacement for millions of women, No Hormones, No Fear is an indispensable primer for women confronting the thicket of conflicting information about whether or not to choose hormones during menopause. Trisha Posner, through her own inspiring story, shows that today's modern women finally have choices and can empower themselves by taking control of their health and lives.
Readers around the world have fallen for Kelley Armstrong's intoxicating, sensual and wicked tales of the paranormal, in which demons and witches, werewolves and vampires collide - often hilariously, sometimes violently - with everyday life. In Armstrong's first six novels, Elena, Paige and Eve have had their way with us. Now get ready for Jaime Vegas, the luscious, lovelorn and haunted necromancer. . . Jaime, who knows a thing or two about showbiz, is on a television shoot in Los Angeles when weird things start to happen. As a woman whose special talent is raising the dead, her threshold for weirdness is pretty high: she's used to not only seeing dead people but hearing them speak to her in very emphatic terms. But for the first time in her life - as invisible hands brush her skin, unintelligible fragments of words are whispered into her ears, and beings move just at the corner of her eye-she knows what humans mean when they talk about being haunted. She is determined to get to the bottom of these manifestations, but as she sets out to solve the mystery she has no idea how scary her investigation will get, or to what depths ordinary humans will sink in their attempts to gain supernatural powers. As she digs into the dark underside of Los Angeles, she'll need as much Otherworld help as she can get in order to survive, calling on her personal angel, Eve, and Hope, the well-meaning chaos demon. Jeremy, the alpha werewolf, is also by her side offering protection. And, Jaime hopes, maybe a little more than that. "As I knelt on the cobblestones to begin the ritual, I opened not some ancient leather pouch, but a Gucci make-up bag. . . . I know little about the geography and theology of the afterlife, but I do know that the worst spirits are kept secured, and my risk of "accidentally" tapping into a hell dimension is next to nil. Even if I do bring back some depraved killer's spirit, what can it do to me? When you deprive someone of the ability to act in the living world, he's pretty darned helpless. In death, even the worst killer plummets from lethal to merely annoying. Yet whatever had been trying to contact me apparently could cross that barrier, could act in the living world. . . at least on me. I added an extra helping of vervain to the censer. " --fromNo Humans Involved From the Hardcover edition.
A straightforward guide to successfully trading optionsOptions provide traders and investors with a wide range of strategies to lock in profits, reduce risk, generate income, or speculate on market direction. However, they are complex instruments and can be difficult to master if misunderstood.No-Hype Options Trading offers the straight truth on how to trade the options market. In it, author Kerry Given provides realistic strategies to consistently generate income every month, while debunking many myths about options trading that tend to lead retail traders astray. Along the way, he makes a conscious effort to avoid complex strategies that are appropriate only for market makers or professional traders, and instead focuses on low-risk strategies that can be easily implemented and managed by a part-time trader.Shows how you can use option spreads in conjunction with stocks to produce a regular stream of incomeEach chapter includes exercises to help you master the material presentedExamines how you can adjust option positions as market conditions change in order to maintain an optimal risk/reward profileWritten for anyone interested in successfully trading options, this reliable resource cuts through the hype and misinformation that surrounds options trading and presents a realistic path to profits.
The fourth in the Inside Out erotic romance series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, this steamy novel resolves Chris and Sara's relationship and leads into Mark's story."Chris and I have faced our demons and bared our souls to one another in Paris. Now that we are back home in San Francisco, I want to believe that nothing can tear us apart. Not Ava's accusations against me to the police, or Chris's fear that he will destroy me as he feels he did Amber. And not Mark, who was once too intimately a part of our lives, and who I can see crumbling inside out. He believes he is invincible, just as I want to believe Chris and I are invincible. We have to be invincible. We need each other too much for any other ending."
What's a Daughter To Do? Cara Fairchild thought her mother needed a man. And since Elizabeth was so young and beautiful, Cara knew that any man in his right mind would be happy to have her. So how in the world had her mother settled on Steve Riker, father of Melody, Cara's archenemy?Melody Riker felt her father had been alone too long. What he needed was the love of a good woman. And since her father was young, attractive and successful, any woman in her right mind would be thrilled to have him. Unfortunately, the one woman able to capture his fancy was Elizabeth Fairchild, mother of her nemesis, Cara Fairchild!
After the success at Normandy, the Allied commanders are confident that the war in Europe will soon be over. But in December 1944, in the Ardennes Forest, the Germans launch a ruthless counteroffensive that begins the Battle of the Bulge--the last gasp by Hitler's forces and some of the most brutal fighting of the war. The Fuhrer will spare nothing--not even German lives--to preserve his twisted vision of a Thousand Year Reich, but stout American resistance defeats the German thrust, and by spring 1945 the German army faces total collapse. With Russian troops closing in on Berlin, Hitler commits suicide. As the Americans sweep through the German countryside, they encounter the worst of Hitler's crimes, the concentration camps, and young GIs find themselves absorbing firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust. No Less Than Victory is a riveting account presented through the eyes of Eisenhower, Patton, and the soldiers who struggled face-to-face with their enemy, as well as from the vantage point of Germany's old soldier, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Hitler's golden boy, Albert Speer. Jeff Shaara carries the reader on a journey that defines the spirit of the soldier and the horror of a madman's dreams.
In Book One of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series, Karp must stop a murderer who is manipulating the law to escape punishment Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp has been around New York long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But he still believes in justice. So when a vicious sociopath tries to dodge a brutal murder charge by convincing the court he is incompetent to stand trial, Karp teams up with firecracker Assistant DA Marlene Ciampi to unleash the full force of their relentless energy, hardboiled wit, and passion for the truth to put the killer away for good. They will accept no lesser plea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Imagine a blind person water-skiing, golfing, running a marathon, and even diving. Harry Cordello did not let his blindness limit his activity. Instead he asked himself "Why not"?
Michael Phelps, winner of 8 gold medals in the 2008 olympics for swimming lives his life with three rules for success. Set goals, take responsibility, and practice discipline. This is the in depth story of how he came to win those eight gold medals.
Grey Sommers, Lord Wyndham, never met a predicament he couldn't charm his way out of. Then a tryst with a government official's wife during a bit of casual espionage in France condemns him to a decade in a dungeon, leaving him a shadow of his former self. Yet his greatest challenge may be the enigmatic spy sent to free his body--the only woman who might heal his soul.Cassie Fox lost everything in the chaos of revolution, leaving only a determination to help destroy Napoleon's empire through her perilous calling. Rescuing Grey is merely one more mission. She hadn't counted on a man with the stark beauty of a ravaged angel, whose desperate courage and vulnerability thaw her frozen heart. But a spy and a lord are divided by an impassable gulf even if they manage to survive one last, terrifying mission. . ..Praise for Loving a Lost Lord"Intoxicating and not-to-be missed." --Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick) "Rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"Exquisitely and sensitively written." --Library Journal, starred review"Romance at its best!" --Julia Quinn
A recapitulation of his earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of sixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality. Merton addresses those in search of enduring values, fulfillment, and salvation in prose that is, as always, inspiring and compassionate. "A stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to...live the richest, fullest and noblest life" (Chicago Tribune).
Book #5 in IDW's shambling series of original Zombies vs Robots prose collections. Fully illustrated by the fantabulous Fabio Listrani, this new anthology features fresh tales of rotting flesh and rusting metal, undead unrest and mechanical mayhem. Once again IDW expands the apocalyptic hellscape of its unique signature franchise. A world where brain-eaters roam and warbots rule is truly a No Man's Land.
Dark Evolution, There's little to remember about life before the Big Nuke, but there's plenty to scavenge in the tainted wreckage of the postapocalyptic frontier. The barbaric code of survival of the fittest, meanest or dirtiest makes for hard living and easy death. But Ryan Cawdor and his friends have stayed alive by holding on to their humanity-playing fair...and chilling only when they've got no choice.Grim Passage, A civil war raging in the Des Moines River valley forces Ryan and his companions to take sides, or die. Because somewhere in the middle of the generations-old conflict is a lost redoubt. But Snake Eye, the deadliest gunslinger in Deathlands, stands between them and the way out. And the mutie contract chiller won't step aside until he has Ryan's head.In Deathlands, there's nothing but rock and a hard place....
Thrasher McGee, the oldest son in a Georgia family, enters the army in quest of adventure and fame during the Civil War. Historical fiction.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress.Critics call her "a veritable treasure, a matchless storyteller" (Romantic Times). Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh's sparkling blend of wit and romance. Now this dazzling writer sweeps us back to Regency England, into a world of dangerous secrets and glittering intrigue, as a dashing lord meets his match in a fiery beauty who vows to be ... No Man's Mistress. The dark, devastating stranger rode into the village fair and wagered twenty pounds at the throwing booth -- for a chance to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill's hair. The Gypsy fortune teller had warned: "Beware of a tall, dark, handsome stranger. He can destroy you -- if you do not first snare his heart." Recklessly Viola flirted, then danced with him around the Maypole. And then came his delicate, delicious kiss. Viola did not regret that she had let down her guard -- until the next morning, when he appeared at her door to claim her beloved Pinewood Manor. Lord Ferdinand Dudley won her home in a game of cards! Viola hated him for trying to take everything, including her soul. She was mistress of Pinewood Manor. Yet Dudley refused to leave, even as his conscience rebelled at compromising this beautiful innocent whose only proof of ownership was a dead earl's promise. Dudley held the deed, but at what cost? Each day under the same roof brought its share of temptation, intimacy, and guilt. But Viola knew it was a battle she could not afford to lose. Marriage was out of the question, and she would be no man's mistress. Even as Dudley's unnerving presence, his knowing smile, threatened to melt her resolve. Against his better judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley was beguiled. This maddening beauty had stirred him as no woman had before. And he was bound and determined to make her his own. At once sensuous, whimsical, and wonderfully romantic, Mary Balogh's new novel holds us in thrall, bringing to life a love story that sizzles with passion and originality.
New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense-a deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving the mysterious drowning of a Met detective-an accomplished rower-on the Thames. When a K9 search-and-rescue team discovers a woman's body tangled up with debris in the river, Scotland Yard superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading an investigation fraught with complications. The victim, Rebecca Meredith, was a talented but difficult woman with many admirers-and just as many enemies. An Olympic contender on the verge of a controversial comeback, she was also a high-ranking detective with the Met-a fact that raises a host of political and ethical issues in an already sensitive case. To further complicate the situation, a separate investigation, led by Detective Inspector Gemma James, Kincaid's wife, soon reveals a disturbing-and possibly related-series of crimes, widening the field of suspects. But when someone tries to kill the search-and-rescue team member who found Rebecca's body, the case becomes even more complex and dangerous, involving powerful interests with tentacles that reach deep into the heart of the Met itself. Surrounded by enemies with friendly faces, pressured to find answers quickly while protecting the Yard at all costs, his career and reputation on the line, Kincaid must race to catch the killer before more innocent lives are lost-including his own.
In No Medium, Craig Dworkin looks at works that are blank, erased,clear, or silent, writing critically and substantively about works for which there would seem to benot only nothing to see but nothing to say. Examined closely, these ostensibly contentless works ofart, literature, and music point to a new understanding of media and the limits of the artisticobject. Dworkin considers works predicated on blank sheets of paper, from a fictional collection ofpoems in Jean Cocteau's Orphée to the actual publication of a ream of typingpaper as a book of poetry; he compares Robert Rauschenberg's Erased De KooningDrawing to the artist Nick Thurston's erased copy of Maurice Blanchot's The Spaceof Literature (in which only Thurston's marginalia were visible); and he scrutinizes thesexual politics of photographic representation and the implications of obscured or obliteratedsubjects of photographs. Reexamining the famous case of John Cage's 4'33",Dworkin links Cage's composition to Rauschenberg's White Paintings, KenFriedman's Zen for Record (and Nam June Paik's Zen for Film),and other works, offering also a "guide to further listening" that surveys more than 100scores and recordings of "silent" music. Dworkin argues that we should understand medianot as blank, base things but as social events, and that there is no medium, understood inisolation, but only and always a plurality of media: interpretive activities taking place insocially inscribed space.
Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there's a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she's ever faced before. Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he's seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date. The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn't unravel the universe as we know it.
Deep inside the dangerous world of rescue operations, one anonymous hero pays no ransom, takes no prisoners, and breaks every rule. Meet Jonathan Grave. . . No names. No feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done-especially in highly sensitive hostage situations. But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood-and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret . . . someone rich and powerful . . . someone willing to capture, torture, and kill anyone to get it. Even the people Jonathan loves most. . . Praise for John Gilstrap and his thrillers. . . "Gilstrap hits the accelerator and never lets up. "-Harlan Coben "A gut-grabbing, pure-adrenaline rush. "-Jeffery Deaver "Gilstrap pushes every thriller button. " -San Francisco Chronicle"Surprising and satisfying. "-The Denver Post
From the back of the book: A company of killers For Frank and Joe, a journey in search of justice has turned into a personal mission of revenge: Their intercontinental chase has led them from Kenya to Stockholm, Sweden. Target: Phoenix Enterprises, an international combine of supersmugglers that the Hardys hold responsible for their father's death. But the boys are just beginning to realize how powerful the group is. High-tech weaponry, terrorism, and human suffering are their stock-in-trade. Led on by a beautiful woman, pursued by a trained assassin, the Hardys find danger at every turn. But they'll take any road and any risk to expose the truth-even if it leads across Europe and into the heart of the deadly Phoenix maze. =============== From inside the book: LEAP OF FAITH Frank and Joe pulled themselves onto the hotel roof. "We'd better get out of here before the guys who just crashed into our room figure out where we've gone," Joe told his brother. Frank pointed toward a door. "That looks like the exit-" Suddenly they heard the sound of footsteps echoing up the stairs, heading for the roof. "Too late!" Joe cried. "They're already on the way up!" "Where do we go now?" Frank said. "That's the only way off the roof!" Joe looked desperately toward the roof of the next building, which looked to be from five to fifteen feet away. Frank and Joe exchanged glances. Could they make it to the other roof in a single jump? The sound of pounding footsteps from the stairwell told them that they had no choice. Moving as one; the brothers raced toward the edge of the roof-and leapt into space!
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