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It is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It's farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can earn or borrow in time. And his friend, Mouse, tells him it's a cinch. Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers him a job that might solve Easy's problem without jail time. He has to track the disappearance of an eccentric, prominent attorney. An assistant, of sorts, the beautiful 'Cinnamon' Cargill is gone as well. Easy can tell there is much more than he is being told...Robert Lee, his new employer, is a suspect in the attorney's disappearance. But his need overcomes all concerns, and he plunges into unfamiliar territory, from the newfound hippie enclaves to a vicious plot that stretches back to the battlefields of Europe. The New York Times said of Mosley's bestseller, Little Scarlet , "Nobody, but nobody, writes this stuff like Mosley."
Michael Ondaatje's new selected poems, "The Cinnamon Peeler," brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, "Secular Love".
The Fresh Baked Usa Today, San Francisco Chronicle And Chicago Tribune Bestseller!April is a busy time for Hannah Swensen and her bakery; the warm weather makes folks in Lake Eden, Minnesota, go wild for something sweet. When Hannah hears that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing at the town's Weekend Jazz Festival, she's more than happy to bake up a generous supply of their namesake confections to welcome the band to town. Before the festival even begins, tragedy strikes when the tour bus overturns. Among those injured is Buddy Neiman, the band's beloved keyboard player. Buddy's injuries appear minor, until his condition suddenly takes a turn for the worse--as in dead. Hannah's no doctor, but she suspects that the surgical scissors someone plunged into Buddy's chest may have something to do with it. Hannah isn't sure just how she'll unravel the mystery, but one thing's for sure: nothing's sweeter than bringing a killer to justice. . .Features over Ten Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar, including Peaches and Cream Cookies and Chocolate Caramel Bars! "Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans." --Booklist
When Travis McGee's friend Meyer lent his boat to his niece Norma, and her new husband Even, the boat exploded out in the waters of the Florida Keys. Travis McGee thinks it's no accident, and clues lead him to ponder possibilities of drugs and also to wonder where Evan was when his wife was killed...."Proves again that MacDonald keeps getting better with each new adventure."THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology Second EditionAnyone working in information technology today feels the opportunities for creating and enabling lasting value. The CIO helps define those opportunities and turn them into realities. Now in a Second Edition, CIO Best Practices is an essential guide offering real-world practices used by CIOs and other IT specialists who have successfully mastered the blend of business and IT responsibilities. Compiled and coauthored by Joe Stenzel, the new edition presents a collection of pioneering and successful senior IT executives--including Jonathan Hujsak, Bill Flemming, Mike Hugos, Karl Schubert, and Gary Cokins--whose insights, drawn from years of practical experience, shed new light on the strategic opportunities?available for leadership structures within the IT organization.For anyone who wants to achieve better returns on their IT investments, CIO Best Practices, Second Edition presents the leadership skills and competencies required of a CIO addressing comprehensive enterprise strategic frameworks to fully leverage IT resources.Filled with real-world examples of CIO success stories, the Second Edition explores:CIO leadership responsibilities and opportunitiesThe business impacts of both business and social networking, as well as ways the CIO can leverage the new reality of human connectivity on the InternetThe increasingly inextricable relationships between customers, employees, and their use of personal information technologiesEmerging cultural expectations and standards outside the workplaceCurrent CRM best practices in terms of the relationship between customer preferences and shareholder wealthEnterprise energy utilization and sustainability practices--otherwise known as Green IT--with all the best practices collected here, in one placeBest practices for one of the Internet's newest and most revolutionary technologies: cloud computing and ways it is shaping the new economics of businessThis practical resource provides best practice guidance on the key responsibilities of the CIOs and their indispensable executive leadership role in modern enterprises of all sizes and industries. It is the most definitive and important collection of best practices for achieving and exercising strategic IT leadership for CIOs, those who intend to become CIOs, and those who want to understand the strategic importance of IT for the entire enterprise.
Welcome to Crosspointe, the hub of the Inland Sea, where gold runs like water, and the balance of politics shifts uneasily between the monarchy, the majicars, and the Merchants' Guild--a land where dangerous majick courses through the black waters. A member of the royal Rampling family, Lucy Trenton possesses a most unique talent: the ability to detect majick and those who wield it. She has kept her ability a secret all her life to avoid bringing scandal to her family, but lately Lucy has grown careless. When she recklessly uses her gift to locate a valuable and treacherous majickal cipher, she finds herself embroiled in a dangerous intrigue that threatens her life--and the life of every person in Crosspointe. To make her troubles worse, she's also kept her secret from a most persistent suitor, dashing and mysterious ship captain Marten Thorpe. And now she desperately needs his help....
A beautiful new collection from an acclaimed poet The poems in Joanna Klink's passionate new collection Circadian take as their guiding vision circadian clocks. Moved by the presence and withdrawal of light, these internal clocks influence rhythms of sleeping and waking: the opening and closing of flowers, the speed at which the heart pumps blood, the migratory cycles of birds. With love poems and wintry prayers, Joanna Klink offers us patterns of glowing alertness and shared life, patterns that speak to the flickering circuit between inner and outer landscapes, that bind each beating heart to the pull of the tides.
A beautiful new collection from an acclaimed poet The poems in Joanna Klink's new collection Circadian take as their guiding vision circadian clocks. Moved by the presence and withdrawal of light, these internal clocks influence rhythms of sleeping and waking: the opening and closing of flowers, the speed at which the heart pumps blood, the migratory cycles of birds. With love poems and prayers, Joanna Klink offers us patterns of glowing alertness and shared life, patterns that speak to the flickering circuit between inner and outer landscapes, that bind each beating heart to the pull of the tides.
The purpose of this volume is to provide historical and current information about the circadian clock, molecular properties of clock components and their roles in health and disease. The Circadian Clock aims to give an integrated view how the biochemistry and physiology of an organism is organized over the 24 hours of a day and how disturbance of clock function can lead to disease. Outline: - Historical overview - Transcriptional Regulation of circadian clocks - Non-Image Forming Photoreception - Interplay Between Circadian Clocks and Metabolism - Clocks, Cell Cycle and Cancer - Circadian Neural Networks - Circadian Neural Networks - Circadian Clocks and Sleep a) Clocks and Sleep in animals b) Homeostatic and Circadian Regulation of Human Sleep - Clocks, Brain Function and Dysfunction - Systems Biology and Modeling of Circadian Rhythms - Comparative Clocks.
This is an in-depth examination of circadian biology, presented by leading researchers in the field. Methods for analysis of rhythmic readouts in select model organisms are included. This cutting-edge collection of protocols is adaptable for research at every level, and represents the huge strides that chronobiologists have made over the past two decades. Circadian biologists at all research levels will realize tremendous benefit from this extraordinary collection.
He is not dead; but there are worse things than death... When his father goes missing on the mystical isle of Aea, Amphion knows something must be done. Convinced that the island's mistress--the vindictive and temperamental goddess Circé--will spare his father's life, Amphion sets off on a bold rescue mission. Accompanied only by his wise pet snake-dragon Simo, the young man insists he and his father will be able to outwit the enchantress.
A corrupt Korean dictator is assassinated at the hands of the seductive Sonji, a deadly temptress trained to use the erotic arts to inflict sudden death. Like a pebble thrown into a pool, this act of violence sets off an ever-widening circle of worldwide intrigue, deception and murder... A circle that drives an intrepid US Deputy Attorney General and a glamorous triple agent to expose an unholy alliance between the master of the over-world and the godfather of the underworld-a union of global influence and corruption that would plunge us all toward doom. THE CIRCLE From the Glass Room two hundred feet below CIA headquarters, to the exotic Angel Cloud Houses of Korea, to the Mafia's hidden heroin factories of Sicily, THE CIRCLE is "a brilliant international thriller that rips the truth from behind today's headlines."-UPI "AN EXCITING, NONSTOP SWIRL OF INTRIGUE, BETRAYAL, VIOLENCE AND REFINED SENSUALITY. A STUNNINGLY COMPLEX PLOT... REALISTIC ENOUGH TO SEND SHIVERS DOWN THE READER'S SPINE." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Now in a specially priced hardcover edition, here is the beloved guide that shows how the power of one simple wish can transform your entire life.
One night, when a strange red moon fills the sky, six school girls find themselves in an abandoned theme park, drawn there by a mysterious force. A student has just been found dead. Everyone suspects suicide. Everyone - except them. In that derelict fairground an ancient prophecy is revealed. They are The Chosen Ones, a group of witches, bound together by a power, one which could destroy them all. But they soon learn that despite their differences they need each other in order to master the forces that have been awakened within them. High school is now a matter of life and death. Because the killing has only just begun.
A novel of duty, betrayal, and adventure in the world's most dangerous seas (the Arctic), by the bestselling author of The Med and The Gulf.
When van driver Bob Naylor, who likes to write jingles, is prodded by his teenage daughter into joining the Chichester Writers' Circle, he scarcely expects to find that, among the anticipated set of literary snobs, he will be rubbing elbows with one--or more--potential victims of murder by arson. The members come from all walks of life and practice all forms of writing, from torrid romances to household hints, but there seems to be nothing to cause a serial killer to choose his victims from among them. But as the killer strikes again and again, Bob becomes a suspect. In order to free himself from suspicion and save himself from going up in flames, he will have to cooperate with formidable CID Chief Inspector Henrietta Mallin--Inspector Peter Diamond's opposite number from The House Sitter. It begins to appear that amongst the potential victims in this circle are one or more murderers. <P> Peter Lovesey is the author of 24 highly praised mysteries and has been awarded The Crime Writers' Association's Gold, Silver and Diamond Daggers, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.
Cameryn Mahoney works as the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado. But if that?s not hard enough, her long-lost mother has made a surprise return to Cameryn?s life. When her mother picks up a mysterious young hitchhiker, Cameryn senses that the girl is running from something. But before she can find out more, the girl is found dead?with a gun in her hand. Is it suicide? Or something even more sinister? .
As the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado, Cameryn Mahoney gets to witness all aspects of death, including the autopsy room. Yet somehow that feels easy, compared to her personal life. Now that her long-lost mother has made a surprise return, Cameryn's more confused than ever. Things only get worse when she and her mother pick up a mysterious young hitchhiker. Cameryn senses that the girl is running away from something, but before she can find out more, the girl is found dead-- a gun in her hand. Is it suicide? Or something even more sinister? Mixing forensic details and ripped-from-the-headlines themes, Alane Ferguson makes her readers' hearts pound yet again with this edge-of-your-seat forensic mystery!
A TEMPTING FATE Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan's niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims--even a crazy woman who claims to be a witch. But time is ticking. The victims rarely stay alive for more than seven days. Four of those days have already passed. In ten years of working for the Damask Circle, shapeshifter Katherine Tanner has never come across anything that goes after kids the way this monster does. The last thing Kat needs is interference from a cop who has no idea what he's up against. But the greatest threat to Kat may come not from the forces of darkness, but from the man she is beginning to love. Because Ethan is a werewolf . . . and the full moon is rising.
Former car thief Ray Lilly is now the expendable grunt of a sorcerer responsible for destroying extradimensional predators summoned to our world by power-hungry magicians. Luckily, Ray has some magic of his own, and so far it's kept him alive. But when a friend from his former gang calls him back to his old stomping grounds in Los Angeles, Ray may have to face a threat even he can't handle. A mysterious spell is killing Ray's former associates, and they blame him. Worse yet, the spell was cast by Wally King, the sorcerer who first dragged Ray into the brutal world of the Twenty Palace Society. Now Ray will have to choose between the ties of the past and the responsibilities of the present, as he and the Society face not only Wally King but a bizarre new predator.From the Paperback edition.
While enjoying a fabulous party hosted by wealthy Joanna Tate, Nancy finds herself investigating a major jewel theft. Her chief problem is a rookie police detective who wants to nab the thief himself, but a rash of devilishly original murder attempts convince Nancy to solve the case quickly--or pay dearly later.
With his leather jacket, aviator sunglasses and restored WWII plane, pilot Ridge Collins has everyone in tiny Harland, North Carolina, talking. Especially single mother Marianne Weston's impressionable young kids-who think Ridge would make a fine father. But shy Marianne is afraid to open her heart to the handsome pilot with a harrowing past. For one, he's in town only temporarily. And Marianne is all about roots and Sunday dinners, while Ridge is into seeing what's around the bend. But two sweet kids are set on showing him there's no greater adventure than family.
Life was finally beginning to come together for Sarah Johnson. She had her own thriving therapy practice, and was starting to settle into marriage with a man she loved and respected. Things couldn't be better. Then she began treating Diana Smith. Something was wrong with Diana...something that went far beyond any case Sarah had ever known. Compassion became obsession as Sarah delved deeper into her patient's long- ago past and found herself drawn into Diana's chilling nightmare world. For in the dark, haunted recesses of Diana's tormented psyche a horrible secret lay buried. And now Sarah had to fight with every weapon she possessed to escape the deadly danger that was fast closing in, pushing her to the brink of sanity, ensnaring her in a terrifying ... Circle of Fear!
In the fifth installment of the Journeys of the Stranger series, legendary hero John Stranger works to break up an eight-man band of night riders who are terrorizing local ranchers near Billings, Montana. As he works to bring justice to the outlaws, John remains unaware that another "stranger" has adopted his identity and is robbing and murdering people in the area. Ultimately, the Stranger brings in the last night-riding bandit, only to find himself arrested for even worse crimes. Can the Stranger clear his name? The answer lies in Al Lacy's Circle of Fire.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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