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While Vice Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder and his men enjoy a little R&R in Hawaii, China prepares for a surprise attack on U.S. soil. The beach explodes into devastation, and the Carrier team can't handle it alone. As Tombstone and his team take charge of the air, Lieutenant Murdock and his SEALs are called in to work ashore.
When an extremist faction of Iranian militants takes the first bloody step towards toppling the decadent West, Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder and Carrier Battle Group Fourteen are the only ones who can stop the madmen cold.
China launches a full-scale invasion on Taiwan, its tiny capitalist island neighbor. While diplomats wage a battle of words in the United Nations, the real dirty work is to be done by Carrier Battle Group Fourteen--the only fighting force standing between the juggernaut of the Chinese military and the total annihilation of Taiwan.
The President has decided that now is the time to deal with the Middle East once and for all. The USS United States was on station in the Persian Gulf, and the USS Thomas Jefferson was lurking just outside the Red Sea in the Med, well within weapons range of most targets. Even a casual observer could tell that something was up, that this time the President meant to finish what Desert Storm and Desert Shield had started.
The United States finds itself besieged on all fronts. In Idaho, Tombstone Magruder learns the vengeful Continental Line militia is planning a bombing at the Super Bowl. In the U.N., America is vilified and blamed for the violent clashes in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Japan. And even as the conflict with Iraq is settled, the greatest threat is yet to come. In North Korea, a deranged Kim Jong II is out for blood. Moving his troops to the 38th parallel, and covertly aided by the Red Chinese in the air, he is prepared to attack at last. But when his fanatical military leaders decide to strike the Americans first in a mad bid for glory, Carrier Battle Group Fourteen must fight not only for its own survival-but to prevent the outbreak of World War III...
When a group of modern-day Japanese samurai begins an assault on the high seas, the only force standing between them and total victory is the might of Carrier Battle Group Fourteen.
As the war in Norway rages on, The U.S.S. Thomas Jefferson and the rest of carrier battle group 14 continues to be the only American military asset in the area. While the politicians in Washington argue over what to do about the Soviet aggression, the men of CBG-14 fight for survival against overwhelming odds. American technology and tactics are severely tested as the fighting escalates to an explosive climax. Violence. 5th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1993.
The Communist hard-liners are attempting to regain power in the former Soviet Union which has sparked a violent civil war. The United States does not want to get involved, but when it is discovered that the rebels are planning a submarine-launched nuclear strike, the U.S. decides to intervene. Carrier Battle Group 14, along with two other carrier battle groups, form a carrier battle force tasked with keeping the Russian ballistic missile submarines in port where they cannot launch their nuclear weapons. A massive air, sea and land battle ensues. Violence. 6th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1994.
Carrier Battle Group 14 is in the South China Sea on routine patrol when a Chinese tank and the tiny island where it is stationed are destroyed. The Chinese government points its finger at the U.S. forces, but the Americans are as baffled by the explosion as the Chinese appear to be. As CBG-14 continues Freedom of Navigation operations in the area, unexplained attacks continue and America is on the brink of war again. It is up to CBG-14 to defuse the situation or, at least, protect its assets from an all- out Chinese attack. 8th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1997.
The Cold War may be over, but in the Bering Sea, its far from quiet on America's Western front. A Russian splinter group has captured the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. Rear Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder and Carrier Battle Group Fourteen are sent to the Aleutians on the mission they prayed would never come: repel invaders from American soil. 9th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1997.
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1971. Merwin has since won a National Book Award for his selected poems and the 2009 Pulitzer for the Shadow of Sirius.
In the heart of the rain forest, something deadly is stirring Older than life itself, it feeds on the living, silently, mercilessly, with a speed and fatality matched only by the terror these paleovirus' gruesome symptoms provoke. Patrick Lynch's Carriers captures this fear, and presents a world where the war between mankind and nature makes any victory for science temporary at best. When a plague-like outbreak strikes Indonesia, and a team of American biological warfare experts are brought in to discover its source, they find only corpses and riddles without answers -- until Holly Becker arrives. She's come to the jungle to find her two young daughters, likely victims of the terrible plague, and in her quest may lie the secret to the terror which threatens to engulf them all.
Saving her from terrorists was the easy part...Still smarting from a failed mission, bodyguard Wyatt Hawk is to escort photographer Carrie Mitchell to a meeting where she'll testify about a terrorist plot. Instead, a near-deadly ambush sends the two on the run from a fiery blast of bullets.Forced into close proximity with wealthy Carrie, Wyatt has little interest in her; their differences couldn't be bigger. But somewhere between a compromised safe house and the discovery of a shocking conspiracy, the cool and distant bodyguard finds himself succumbing to Carrie's seductive allure. He'll even risk his life to save hers...because all he's left unguarded is his heart.
Carrie and Nick were evacuees. It was World War II, and when the bombs started falling on London the children had been sent to stay with Councillor Evans and his sister, Lou, in Wales. Aunty Lou was nice, if timid, but Councillor Evans was an ogre: he made the children use the dank earth closet at the bottom of the garden, and forbade them to tread on the carpet when they went up the stairs. Their real adventure began when they went along the railway line to Druid's Bottom, where they met Albert Sandwich and Hepzibah Green and Johnny Gotobed. There was the screaming skull, too, and funny old Mrs Gotobed, who never left her room and wore her ancient ball-gowns all the time. But everything came to an end one day, the day Carrie did a dreadful thing, the worst thing of her life.
He brings the dead back to life. He's America's newest hero. He possesses the most awesome gift any man can master. He can reach beyond the grave to awaken the dearly departed. But their souls no longer inhabit their bodies. The things that now walk the earth - the things he has brought back - are carrion. Dead meat. Soulless, mindless creatures that only know he is responsible for their agony. As their bodies decay into hideous travesties of the once living, they have only one mission. To destroy their savior.
The Carrion Birds from Urban Waite, author of the highly acclaimed The Terror of Living, is a remarkable work of literary noir. Hired gun Ray Lamar is ready to put his past behind him. He wants to see his twelve-year-old son and start a new life-away from the violence of the last ten years. One last heist will take him there. All he has to do is steal a rival's stash. Simple, easy, clean. But when things start to go very wrong, Ray realizes the path to redemption isn't always easy. A soulful tale of violence, vengeance, and contrition, The Carrion Birds is an elegant depiction of one man's last chance to make things right.
Saul Laski lay among the soon-to-die in a camp of death and thought about life. Saul shivered in the cold and dark and forced himself to remember details of a spring morning--golden light touching the heavy limbs of willows by the stream, a field of white daisies beyond the stone buildings of his uncle's farm.
Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour--no body, no case. But Kalahari game rangers stumble on the human corpse mid-meal. The murder wasn't perfect after all. Enter Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department, an investigator whose personality and physique match his moniker, the Setswana word for hippopotamus--which is a seemingly docile beast, but one of the deadliest, and most persistent, on the continent. Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, Kubu uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country--cold-bloodedly efficient and frighteningly influential enemies who can make anyone who gets in their way disappear.
"I've found a hole!" cheeped Clover. The little yellow chick had been looking for a way to explore the rest of the garden for a long time. A tiny corner of the wire fence around her run was loose. If she could just pull the wire aside, it might make a hole big enough to let her squeeze through.
Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is looking forward to warm, lazy days, eating ice cream, and sharing picnics with friends. But when a family reunion takes a deadly turn, it's up to Hannah to find a killer. . .Between baking up a storm for The Cookie Jar and unraveling the mystery of her cat Moishe's recent strange behavior, Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate. But she'll always make time for her business partner, Lisa, who's in the midst of preparing for a big family reunion. Everyone is delighted when Lisa's long-lost uncle makes a surprise appearance. No one has heard from Gus in twenty-five years--and his arrival has everyone buzzing with excitement. Uncle Gus is immediately the hit of the reunion, telling tales of his great success and flashing money for all to see. He's almost as popular as Hannah's scrumptious carrot cake, which is also Gus's favorite dessert. But the next morning, as the whole family gathers for the group photo, one person is missing. Hannah offers to track down Uncle Gus, but her search leads to a shocking find. Over by the bar at the pavilion, she spots two slices of her infamous carrot cake, frosting-side down on the floor--and Gus's corpse with an ice pick jutting out of his chest! A little snooping reveals that not everyone was celebrating Gus's return. And when Hannah unearths more secrets from Gus's past, she discovers even more people with an axe to grind. Now Hannah's got to sift through a long list of suspects to find a killer--even if it could mean a recipe for her own demise. . .Includes 12 original dessert recipes for you to try!
Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is looking forward to warm, lazy days, eating ice cream, and sharing picnics with friends. But when a family reunion takes a deadly turn, it's up to Hannah to find a killer . . . Between baking up a storm for The Cookie Jar and unraveling the mystery of her cat Moishe's recent strange behavior, Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate. But she'll always make time for her business partner, Lisa, who's in the midst of preparing for a big family reunion. Everyone is delighted when Lisa's long-lost uncle makes a surprise appearance. No one has heard from Gus in twenty-five years--and his arrival has everyone buzzing with excitement. Uncle Gus is immediately the hit of the reunion, telling tales of his great success and flashing money for all to see. He's almost as popular as Hannah's scrumptious carrot cake, which is also Gus's favorite dessert. But the next morning, as the whole family gathers for the group photo, one person is missing. Hannah offers to track down Uncle Gus, but her search leads to a shocking find. Over by the far at the pavilion, she spots two slices of her infamous carrot cake, frosting side down on the floor--and Gus's corpse with an ice pick jutting out of his chest! A little snooping reveals that not everyone was celebrating Gus's return. And when Hannah unearths more secrets from Gus's past, she discovers even more people with an axe to grind. Now Hannah's got to sift through a long list of suspects to find a killer--even if it could mean a recipe for her own demise . . . INCLUDES TWELVE ORIGINAL DESSERT RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY!
The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their Employees, Retain Talent, and Drive Performanceby Adrian Gostick Chester Elton
Since its original publication in 2007, the New York Times bestseller The Carrot Principle has received rave reviews in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and The New York Times, and has helped a host of managers to energize their teams and companies to dramatically boost their business results. The book was even adopted by the prestigious Franklin Covey International training and consulting group for its leadership training. This updated edition couldn't come at a better time, as the economic downturn requires us all to come up with creative and cost-effective ways to stimulate growth and productivity.
A little boy plants a carrot seed, although his family is convinced that the seed will never sprout. Determined to see his plant grow, he steadfastly tends to the seed. In the end, his perseverance and faith are rewarded in this heartwarming tale.
The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program for Shouting at the Sky. He journeyed 250 miles on foot for Hawks Rest and followed through the seasons the first fourteen wolves released into Yellowstone National Park for The Yellowstone Wolves. But nothing could prepare him for the experience he details in his new book.The Carry Home is both a moving celebration of the outdoor life shared between Ferguson and his wife Jane, who died tragically in a canoeing accident in northern Ontario in 2005, and a chronicle of the mending, uplifting power of nature. Confronting his unthinkable loss, Ferguson set out to fulfill Jane's final wish: the scattering of her ashes in five remote, wild locations they loved and shared. The act of the carry home allows Ferguson the opportunity to ruminate on their life together as well as explore deeply the impactful presence of nature in all of our lives.Theirs was a love borne of wild places, and The Carry Home offers a powerful glimpse into how the natural world can be a critical prompt for moving through cycles of immeasurable grief, how bereavement can turn to wonder, and how one man rediscovered himself in the process of saying goodbye.
John Egan is a misfit - "a twelve year old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant" - who diligently keeps a "log of lies." John's been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember, it's a source of power but also great consternation for a boy so young. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of Records, a keenly inquisitive mind, and a kind of faith, John remains hopeful despite the unfavorable cards life deals him.This is one year in a boy's life. On the cusp of adolescence, from his changing voice and body, through to his parents' difficult travails and the near collapse of his sanity, John is like a tuning fork sensitive to the vibrations within himself and the trouble that this creates for he and his family.Carry Me Down is a restrained, emotionally taut, and sometimes outrageously funny portrait whose drama drives toward, but narrowly averts, an unthinkable disaster.