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Brenna, a she-wolf Psy, was abducted by a serial killer-and returned a monster. The only person who can help her is Judd, a telekinetic and Council defector. But the passion burning between them could push them both over the edge of sanity.
Dave Zeltserman¹s last novel was named by NPR as one of the top five crime and mystery novels of 2008 and one of The Washington Post¹s best books of the year. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, said his ³breakthrough third crime novel deserves comparison with the best of James Ellroy. ² And Crimetime calls him a name to watch. ² Now, Zeltserman has written the book his fans have been waiting for?a classic unlike anything you¹ve ever read. Jack Durkin is the ninth generation of Durkins who have weeded Lorne Field for nearly 300 years. Though he and his wife Lydia are miserable and would like nothing more than to leave, Jack must wait until his son has come of age to tend the field on his own. It¹s an important job, though no one else seems to realize it. For, if the field is left untended, a horrific monster called an Aukowie will grow?a monster capable of taking over the entirety of America in just two weeks. Or so it is said. . . .
The face of death watching me. Constantly being chased and tracked, by a nameless, faceless army. Can't trust anyone . . . His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. And if he hadn't broken the high school rushing record that night, nothing would have changed. He'd just be going out for pizza, playing football, trying yet again to score with his girl friend, P.J. But he did break the record. He appeared on the news. And now they have found him. Ripped from the only world he's ever known, Jack plunges into a space-timebending game of survival with no way out. The rules are shrouded in secrets they say he can't handle. But some things he learns fast: Trust no one. Never forget that your friends could reveal themselves as your enemies at any second. Every turn leads to a betrayal. And if you don't go along with it, you die. After centuries of abuse, the earth is dying, and it's up to Jack to reverse the decline before the Turning Point, when nothing will ever be the same again. Beaten into shape by a ninja babe and a huge, shaggy, telepathic man's best friend, Jack hurtles across the ocean to save the future from the present and to solve the mystery of his purpose. Exactly who, or what, is Firestorm, and what does it have to do with Jack? And what comes next when everything you have ever known turns out to be wrong? In the first book of the Caretaker Trilogy, David Klass has created a thrilling world where nothing is as it seems. Firestorm is an electrifying adventure of hunting truth and raging hormones, all in the name of staying alive.
In Firestorm, the first book of the Caretaker Trilogy, seventeen-year-old Jack Danielson saved the world's oceans, but at great personal cost-his parents were killed and everything he knew and believed was turned upside down. Now Jack has come home to see P.J., his girlfriend and sole remaining touchstone. But she's missing, and blame falls on Jack. On the run with Gisco, his crafty canine sidekick, Jack is literally caught up in a whirlwind as he travels to the heart of darkness to rescue P.J.-a journey that will bring him face-to-face with the father of his old nemesis, the Dark Lord from the future, as well as a beautiful and mysterious ally. Jack's quest becomes all the more complicated as he discovers that the only person who can stop the Dark Lord is another time traveler, one who has become lost in the present. Searching him out, Jack encounters almost unendurable horrors, learns to appreciate the savage beauty of the rain forest, and is forced to confront shocking truths about himself and the people he loves. David Klass mixes heart-racing adventure with an urgent ecological warning about the fragility of the world's rain forests and the importance of respect for indigenous peoples.
Jack discovers that the only way to protect the Earth from ecological disaster at the hands of the Dark Army is to lock time, and he must choose between staying in the present or returning to the future world from which he came.
On a chilly autumn night in 1942, a German spy was rowed ashore from a U-boat off the GaspT coast to begin a deadly espionage mission against the Allies. Thanks to an alert hotel-keeper's son, Abwehr agent `Bobbi' was captured and forced by the RCMP to become Canada's first double-agent. For nearly fifty years the full story of the spy case, code-named Watchdog, was suppressed. Now, author Dean Beeby has uncovered nearly five thousand pages of formerly classified government documents, obtained through the Access to Information Act from the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Department of Justice, the National Archives of Canada, and Naval Intelligence. He has supplemented this treasure trove with research among still heavily censored FBI files, and interviews with surviving participants in the Watchdog story. Although British records of the case remain closed, Beeby also interviewed the MI5 case officer for Watchdog, the late Cyril Mills. The operation was Canada's first major foray into international espionage, predating the Gouzenko defection by three years. Watchdog, as Beeby reveals, was not the Allied success the RCMP has long claimed. Agent `Bobbi' gradually ensnared his captors with a finely spun web of lies, transforming himself into a triple-agent who fed useful information back to Hamburg. Beeby argues that Canadian authorities were woefully unprepared for the subtleties of wartime counter-espionage, and that their mishandling of the case had long-term consequences that affected relations with their intelligence partners throughout the Cold War.
In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 conquest of the Arawaks by cannibals to the decline of the Mayan empire, from Columbus's arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan's notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cuba's Fidel Castro, Caribbean packs seven hundred dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder. Praise for Caribbean "Michener is a master."--Boston Herald "A grand epic . . . [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region's most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity."--The Plain Dealer "Remarkable and praiseworthy . . . utterly engaging."--The Washington Post Book World "Even American tourists familiar with some of the serene islands will find themselves enlightened. . . . In Caribbean, there appears to be a strong aura of truth behind the storytelling."--The New York TimesFrom the Paperback edition.
From the back of the book: ALL ABOARD FOR A MAJOR MYSTERY! FRANK AND JOE HAVE THE ULTIMATE CASE ON THEIR HANDS! TO JUDGE THE SLEUTHING SKILLS OF FIVE TEEN DETECTIVES IN A CONTEST SPONSORED BY TEEN WAY MAGAZINE. EVEN MORE COOL-THE CONTEST TAKES PLACE ON A CARIBBEAN CRUISE SHIP! BUT IT'S NOT LONG BEFORE SUSPICIOUS PRANKS THREATEN TO RUIN THE CONTEST! ONE OF THE TEENWAY INTERNS NEARLY FALLS OVERBOARD. THE "MYSTERY SCENE" THE CONTESTANTS STUDIED GETS TAMPERED WITH. AND SOMEONE MAY HAVE POISONED THE FOOD! HOW CAN THE HARDYS SOLVE THIS TITANIC MYSTERY? WITH THE HELP OF FIVE TEEN DETECTIVES. OF COURSE-ALONG WITH THEIR OWN EXPERT INVESTIGATING SKILLS. BUT THEY'D BETTER MOVE FAST. BECAUSE A CULPRIT LURKS BENEATH THE CARIBBEAN SUN-AND IT'S SINK OR SWIM FOR FRANK AND JOE. ========== From inside the book: The Caribbean Cruise Caper Joe lay on his bunk in the darkness, listening intently. Something had disturbed him. What? After a few moments he heard furtive scraping sounds. His mental map told him they were coming from the corridor just outside the door to his cabin. Stealthily Joe pushed back the covers and stood up. He tiptoed across the dark cabin, felt his way along the wall to the door, and opened it a crack. The light in the corridor, which was left on all the time, was off. A bad sign-someone must have unscrewed a bulb. A faint, almost indetectable glimmer of light came from the main deck. Joe walked silently along the corridor toward it. Suddenly a shape loomed up in front of him, cutting off the light. He sensed, more than saw, two hands reaching out to grab him.
The perfect summer story of a girl, several boys, and a cruise ship full of possibilities. Lindsay has never been on a cruise, but she knows exactly what she wants to do now that she is: climb a waterfall, snorkel, meet lots of cute guys, and look for one perfect guy for a summer fling. But her to-do list isn't going according to plan, especially when she discovers that it's impossible to have a fling-when you're actually falling in love.
He wanted her for all the wrong reasons For two years Eden had pined away for Vern Lomax, knowing full well she could never regain his love. From the first time they'd met, Eden had responded to him with such deliberate passion it surprised them both. But circumstances had conspired against them, building walls around Vern's heart too powerful to tear down. Finally they'd parted in anger and mistrust. Then Vern returned to Jamaica, demanding that Eden become his wife. And even if his reasons for doing so had nothing to do with loving her, Eden knew she couldn't refuse!
In sunny Puerto Rico, the Executioner will turn paradise into hell The plane comes in low over the Puerto Rican resort, getting Mack Bolan close enough to notice snipers in the hotel windows and shotguns in the cabanas. He escaped his latest battle against the Mafia by fleeing to the Caribbean, but the tentacles of the mob stretch everywhere, and they are waiting for him to land. He rigs the plane for a collision course with the resort, bailing out just before impact and escaping into the jungle. He has only thirty bullets, and there are more than a hundred Mafia soldiers hot on his trail. He likes those odds. It was in the jungles of Vietnam that Bolan was first dubbed the Executioner, and in the steamy forests of Puerto Rico, he will start a guerrilla war. He is one man against an army--but Mack Bolan is the deadliest man this island has ever seen.
Taking up the challenge of redefining modernity from a Caribbean perspective instead of assuming that the North Atlantic view of modernity is universal, Maria Cristina Fumagalli shows how the Caribbean's contributions to the modern world not only provide a more accurate account of the past but also have the potential to change the way in which we imagine the future. Fumagalli uses the myth of Medusa's gaze turning people into stone to describe the way North Atlantic modernity freezes its "others" into a state of perpetual backwardness that produces an ethnocentric narrative based on homogenization, vilification, and disempowerment that actively ignores what fails to conform to the story it wants to tell about itself. In analyzing narratives of modernity that originate in the Caribbean, the author explores the region's refusal to succumb to Medusa's spell and highlights its strategies to outstare the Gorgon.Reflecting a diversity of texts, genres, and media, the chapters focus on sixteenth-century engravings and paintings from the Netherlands and Italy, a scientific romance produced at the turn of the twentieth century by the king of the Caribbean island Redonda, contemporary collections of poetry from the anglophone Caribbean, a historical novel by the Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé, a Latin epic, a Homeric hymn, ancient Egyptian rites, fairy tales, romances from England and Jamaica, a long narrative poem by the Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, and paintings by artists from Europe and the Americas spanning the seventeenth century to the present. Caribbean Perspectives on Modernity offers an original and creative contribution to what it means to be modern.
Caribbean economies face high and rising debt-to-GDP ratios that jeopardize prospects for medium-term debt sustainability and growth. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of fiscal consolidation and debt reduction in the Caribbean. It examines the problem of high debt in the region and discusses policy options for improving debt sustainability, including fiscal consolidation, robust growth, and structural reforms. The book also examines empirically the factors underlying global large debt reduction episodes to draw important policy lessons for the Caribbean. It also reviews the literature on successful fiscal consolidation experiences and provides an overview of past and current consolidation efforts in the Caribbean. The book concludes that the region needs a broad and sustained package of reforms to reduce debt ratios to more manageable levels and strengthen economic resilience.
"You can't go wrong picking up a Susan Fox book." --Romance Reviews TodayAuthor Susan Fox begins an exciting new series with this heartwarming introduction to the rugged Western town of Caribou Crossing--where a starry-eyed young couple sow the seeds of the life they've always wanted...Wade Bly is certain of his destiny: He'll marry his high school sweetheart, Miriam, work at his father's ranch, and eventually inherit the place and make it his own. And of course, they'll have a few kids once they've had time to enjoy married life and save some money. But when an unexpected pregnancy speeds up their plans, Wade can only hope he's up for the challenge...Miriam always knew she and Wade would be happy together. He's a good provider and a doting father to their spirited daughter, Jess. And when the lights go out, he's the passionate cowboy of her wildest dreams. But when a string of disappointments leaves them both feeling doubtful about their future, they'll have to rediscover themselves and their love--to see that the life they fear is over is really just beginning...Advance Praise "Smart, sexy, funny and touching. I loved this book!" --Susan Wiggs on Home on the Range42,816 Words
The prize-winning author of Legend of a Suicide delivers his highly anticipated debut novel. On a small island in a glacier-fed lake on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, a marriage is unraveling. Gary, driven by thirty years of diverted plans, and Irene, haunted by a tragedy in her past, are trying to rebuild their life together. Following the outline of Gary's old dream, they're hauling logs to Caribou Island in good weather and in terrible storms, in sickness and in health, to build the kind of cabin that drew them to Alaska in the first place. But this island is not right for Irene. They are building without plans or advice, and when winter comes early, the overwhelming isolation of the prehistoric wilderness threatens their bond to the core. Caught in the emotional maelstrom is their adult daughter, Rhoda, who is wrestling with the hopes and disappointments of her own life. Devoted to her parents, she watches helplessly as they drift further apart. Brilliantly drawn and fiercely honest, Caribou Island captures the drama and pathos of a husband and wife whose bitter love, failed dreams, and tragic past push them to the edge of destruction. A portrait of desolation, violence, and the darkness of the soul, it is an explosive and unforgettable novel from a writer of limitless possibility.
Describes the physical features, habits and habitat of the Caribou or as it is sometimes called the Reindeer.
Caricaturing Culture in India is a highly original history of political cartoons in India. Drawing on the analysis of newspaper cartoons since the 1870s, archival research and interviews with prominent Indian cartoonists, this ambitious study combines historical narrative with ethnographic testimony to give a pioneering account of the role that cartoons have played over time in political communication, public discourse and the refraction of ideals central to the creation of the Indian postcolonial state. Maintaining that cartoons are more than illustrative representations of news, Ritu Gairola Khanduri uncovers the true potential of cartoons as a visual medium where memories jostle, history is imagined and lines of empathy are demarcated. Placing the argument within a wider context, this thought-provoking book highlights the history and power of print media in debates on free speech and democratic processes around the world, revealing why cartoons still matter today.
There's a time and a place for romance: any time, any place!In honor of our second anniversary, Carina Press brings you a trio of amazing novellas by some of the freshest voices in romance today! A highland laird and an unconventional physician fight monsters and fall in love in Cindy Spencer Pape's Kilts and Kraken. In Adrienne Giordano's Negotiating Point, two security operatives try-and fail-to keep their professional distance while working a high-stakes case. And a driven career woman takes a detour to enjoy Slow Summer Kisses in a contemporary story by Shannon Stacey. Three very different tales, three very happy endings.Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:Kilts and Kraken by Cindy Spencer PapeNegotiating Point by Adrienne GiordanoSlow Summer Kisses by Shannon StaceyStories also available for purchase separately.88,000 words
In honor of our second anniversary, Carina Press brings you four gripping novellas by some of genre fiction's hottest voices! Explore interstellar space, get caught up in a caper, dabble in the paranormal and solve a murder aboard a cruise ship in this collection of stories reflecting the variety of our books!Edited by Deborah Nemeth, this anthology includes:Dead Calm by Shirley WellsDance of Flames by Janni NellNo Money Down by Julie MoffettPyro Canyon by Robert AppletonStories also available for purchase separately.119,000 words
With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, Nel Noddings builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child. In Caring--now updated with a new preface and afterword reflecting on the ongoing relevance of the subject matter--the author provides a wide-ranging consideration of whether organizations, which operate at a remove from the caring relationship, can truly be called ethical. She discusses the extent to which we may truly care for plants, animals, or ideas. Finally, she proposes a realignment of education to encourage and reward not just rationality and trained intelligence, but also enhanced sensitivity in moral matters.
Caring for the congregation is more than any one person can do, even the pastor. All persons eventually experience grief and loss, crisis and suffering; and many come to church for the first time as a result of needing help. Using this four-session study, modeled after The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, churches can form an effective team by addressing four key areas of congregational care: prayer ministry, support ministry, hospital visitation, and grief and death ministry. Karen Lampe says congregational care should be modeled after the ministry of Jesus, who offered compassion, understanding, healing, and wholeness as a way of offering God's redemptive gift of grace. Congregational care is one reason, according to pastors Adam Hamilton and Karen Lampe, that their church is successful in attracting and keeping new members. In each richly illustrated session, readers will find inspiration, Bible-connection, skill building, practical tips, and resources, including: information about anointing, helpful scriptures, application forms, suggested requirements and application for team member, a volunteer leader covenant, safety and self-care contract, and a counseling guide.
This revised edition of the bestseller offers two new chapters on caring leadership, real-world examples of what leaders encounter daily, and expanded reflective exercises in each chapter.
For the love of a tiny baby. . . Emily thought she'd never see Harry again. Then he's suddenly on her doorstep--cradling a little baby in his arms! The man she once knew, so strong and sure, now looks lost, and when Emily discovers why he's come to her with this premature baby, she melts. For the love of a good man. . . Harry once broke her heart and, now a single mom, Emily can't afford to let Harry and his child into her life. But she can't deny the growing love she feels for this special man and for their patchwork family. . .
Contains more than 200 case studies illustrating cross-cultural misunderstanding and culturally competent health care. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including birth, end of life, traditional medicine, mental health, pain, religion, and multicultural staff issues.
Caring for People God's Way presents Christian counseling in a systematic, step-by-step manner that outlines the process as practically as possible. It then applies the process to the most common issues faced by Christian counselors: personal and emotional issues, trauma, grief, loss, and suicide.
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