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When it reaches zero, you die. #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen sets her readers' pulses racing once again in this relentless psychological thriller of a young woman caught in a maze of secrets and stalked by a merciless killer. The countdown begins the moment you open this riveting novel that only grows more electrifying as the pages turn, more exciting as time runs out.
TALL, DARK, HANDSOME...AND THE PERFECT FATHER?Unexpected sparks flew when midwife Cecilia Mendoza met young Geoff Bingham, Merlyn County's most eligible bachelor. But she was even more surprised when their dinner date exploded into a night of passion that neither of them would soon forget.Practical-minded Cecilia wanted more than just one evening of romance; however, she needed Geoff's help to realize her lifelong dream-to have a baby. With only a few weeks left in town, Geoff plunged into their affair-and embraced the idea of having a child with no strings attached. But was it only baby-making that was in the cards, or was this love?
Danger rings in the New Year in these two suspenseful novellas Alive After New Year by Hannah Alexander An anonymous note demands millions of dollars-and in return, Lynley Marshall can keep her life. Lynley turns to new police chief John Russell for protection. The handsome widower promises to keep her safe. But time is running out as the clock ticks closer to midnight-and to the deadline for the culprit's demands. New Year's Target by Jill Elizabeth Nelson When a sniper shoots at Cassidy Ferris on a ski slope, the wounded police detective is shocked by her rescuer's identity-her childhood nemesis, Tim Halstead. And as the threats escalate, they must join forces to uncover why a killer has targeted them both.
How did five people from a small Georgia town contract a rare, deadly disease? Medical researcher Allison Stewart has to work against the clock to find out. Yet before she can ask one question, someone tries to kill her. A handsome recluse who is shrouded in suspicion saves her. Many believe Luke Garrison is guilty of a decade-old murder--a murder with ties to Allison's case. Allison dares to work closely with Luke. But is she setting herself up to become victim number six?
Children's book about the study and research into dinosaurs that have become extinct.
Ten, nine, eight, seven...Winter's Heart by Jillian HartShelby Craig comes to Snow Falls for a First Night job, but secretly hopes it will be a respite from her grief and a haven for her two young kids. A sympathetic cop becomes the determined widow's staunchest ally-though helping her may break his heart.Six, five, four...Snowbound at New Year by Margaret DaleyThis was supposed to be a done deal! Children's book author Ellie Summers came to the festival to meet her new illustrator. She didn't expect him to turn down her proposal. And then to find the obstinate man so charming... Is it wrong to hope his matchmaking twin daughters succeed?Three, two, one...A Kiss at Midnight by Brenda MintonPride is a hard thing to swallow, but Jolie Godwin does her best to ignore her grievances with Jake Wild this one time. The man is graciously letting her exhibit her artwork in his luxury resort for First Night. He seems like a good person and a devoted uncle. If only he'd always been so perfect. Because his kiss is something she can't forget....Cue the fireworks!
A COMPREHENSIVE, STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FULLY PREPARE YOUR FAMILY FOR ANY CATACLYSMIC EVENTWelcome to the most important class you'll ever take. In this dangerous world, there's no place where disaster won't find you. Your only option is to get educated. Presenting a straightforward 52-week course to becoming a full-fledged prepper, this book guides you step-by-step with everything from simple tools for storing food and water to advanced techniques for defending your family and property: Learn to stock, treat, use and reuse the most important survival item of all-water Store enough food to feed your family for three months without breaking the bank Develop the emergency skills to respond effectively to any catastrophic event Fortify and protect your home with affordable and manageable DIY projects Create a prepper savings account to ensure your family's well-being If you want to make it out alive, you can't rely on hope or help from others, you need to be ready to act on your own.n every way. By the end of this book, you will have built up the survival skills, emergency stocks, and intuitive know-how to save your own life and the lives of your families in the worst of situations.
From the back of the book: Death policy Frank and Joe fly to Halifax, Canada, to check out an insurance scam. But as they leave the airport their car is sprayed with bullets. Soon the brother detectives discover they're number one on somebody's hit list. First a friend of their father's is seriously hurt in a bomb blast. Then one of their suspects winds up dead. What started out as a white-collar crime has become an all-out war. And unless the young sleuths track down the stunning secret behind the vicious attacks-they'll be crossing the border in a body bag.... ================ From inside the book: LAST WORDS "Listen . . . important," Dundee said. He glared at Frank, his eyes blazing as he tried to force the words out before his body betrayed him. "Find them . . . Fort. . ." The effort was too much. Gerry Dundee's eyes rolled up, and the tautness went out of his muscles. He sagged into the grass. Frank and Joe stared at each other. He'd left them a world of trouble, a desperate need to get help-and half a clue.
Through a careful examination of the book of Daniel, Jeffrey has created a precise timeline for the rise of the Antichrist, the seven-year Tribulation period, and the timing of the Battle of Armageddon--culminating in the Second Coming of Christ.
ISIS. Ebola. Social disorder. Religious persecution. Rampant immorality. Are these the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the end of the world? If they are, what do they mean and when can we expect this to happen? In this eye-opening book, prophecy insider Robert Jeffress offers a reasoned look at these "signs" and what Jesus Christ himself meant when he talked about a future so horrendous that no human lives would be spared "unless those days were shortened" (Matthew 24.22). Did He have our time in mind? All over the world people are aware that something unprecedented in human history is about to happen. COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE presents vital information that everyone, both inside and outside the church, needs to know to be prepared.
Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare--one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery--apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly. At first, the firm's programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity. They had, they soon learned, stumbled upon the world's first digital weapon. For Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, physical destruction on a nuclear facility. In these pages, Wired journalist Kim Zetter draws on her extensive sources and expertise to tell the story behind Stuxnet's planning, execution, and discovery, covering its genesis in the corridors of Bush's White House and its unleashing on systems in Iran--and telling the spectacular, unlikely tale of the security geeks who managed to unravel a sabotage campaign years in the making. But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. Here, Zetter shows us how digital warfare developed in the US. She takes us inside today's flourishing zero-day "grey markets," in which intelligence agencies and militaries pay huge sums for the malicious code they need to carry out infiltrations and attacks. She reveals just how vulnerable many of our own critical systems are to Stuxnet-like strikes, from nation-state adversaries and anonymous hackers alike--and shows us just what might happen should our infrastructure be targeted by such an attack. Propelled by Zetter's unique knowledge and access, and filled with eye-opening explanations of the technologies involved, Countdown to Zero Day is a comprehensive and prescient portrait of a world at the edge of a new kind of war.
"Dick is the American writer who in recent years has most influenced non-American poets, novelists, and essayists."--Roberto Bolaño In Counter-Clock World, time has begun moving backward. People greet each other with "goodbye," blow smoke into cigarettes, and rise from the dead. When one of those rising dead is the famous and powerful prophet Anarch Peak, a number of groups start a mad scramble to find him first--but their motives are not exactly benevolent because Anarch Peak may just be worth more dead than alive, and these groups will do whatever they must to send him back to the grave. What would you do if your long-dead relatives started coming back? Who would take care of them? And what if they preferred being dead? In Counter-Clock World, one of Dick's most theological and philosophical novels, these troubling questions are addressed; though, as always, you may have to figure out the answers yourself.
Isaak, editor of the Index of Creationist Claims on the Web site Talkorigins.org, notes that arguments for intelligent design and other creationist pseudoscience often sound powerful and convincing; many students, teachers, parents, and administrators who support the teaching of evolution lack the background to respond. Isaak's guide hands them that background, taking on claims made about the disciplines of philosophy, biology, paleontology, geology, astronomy, physics and mathematics, history, linguistics, and folklore. The material is organized thematically, with extensive cross-referencing. Some 400 claims are included, each followed by a succinct and valid scientific rebuttal. An introduction covers how to address creationism in different venues and why accurate science is important. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
STONY MAN Very few are aware they exist, but those who do know that each mission Stony Man Farm's commando teams complete means another night of peace in America. They are the best cybertechs and soldiers in the world and their covert goal is to stop terror attacks before they happen-even if it means sacrificing themselves in the process.COUNTER FORCE When Iraqi insurgents detain a regiment of Marines during their attempt to withdraw from Iraq, the international incident incites retribution killings in Montana by a militia of former veterans. For Stony Man Farm's Phoenix Force, it's a race against the clock to rescue the American soldiers in Iraq as Able Team struggles to quell the combat hardened militia in the U.S.-with as little loss of life as possible-before the terrorists kill every single hostage.
Few events have influenced our global order as intensely as the events of September 11, 2001. At various levels in the past ten years, persistent attempts have been made to address the threat of terrorism, yet there is still urgent need for a joint and coherent application of a variety of regulations relating to international criminal justice co-operation, the use of force and international human rights law. In an important contribution to international discourse, Larissa van den Herik and Nico Schrijver examine the relationship between different branches of international law and their applicability to the problem of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Using a unique combination of academic perspectives, practitioners' insights and a comprehensive three-part approach, Counter-terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order offers sound policy recommendations alongside thorough analysis of the state of international law regarding terrorism and provides fresh insights against the backdrop of recent practice.
From the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to America's first bold counterstrike against the Japanese on the beaches of Guadalcanal, this compelling story takes you to the front lines of victory and defeat--and into the very heart of courage, loyalty, and valor. It is a heroic story of pride and passion you will never forget. . . Griffin's books are distinguished by their high action and suspense, his dashing irreverence toward high command, and his clear picture of war and its wartime leaders. " -- THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION
If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents the answer: Opening our minds to what's possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health-at any age. Drawing on landmark work in the field and her own body of colorful and highly original experiments-including the first detailed discussion of her "counterclockwise" study, in which elderly men lived for a week as though it was 1959 and showed dramatic improvements in their hearing, memory, dexterity, appetite, and general well-being-Langer shows that the magic of rejuvenation and ongoing good health lies in being aware of the ways we mindlessly react to social and cultural cues. Examining the hidden decisions and vocabulary that shape the medical world ("chronic" versus "acute," "cure" versus "remission"), the powerful physical effects of placebos, and the intricate but often defeatist ways we define our physical health, Langer challenges the idea that the limits we assume and impose on ourselves are real. With only subtle shifts in our thinking, in our language, and in our expectations, she tells us, we can begin to change the ingrained behaviors that sap health, optimism, and vitality from our lives. Improved vision, younger appearance, weight loss, and increased longevity are just four of the results that Langer has demonstrated.Immensely readable and riveting, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility. A hopeful and groundbreaking book by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel, Counterclockwise is sure to join Mindfulness as a standard source on new-century science and healing.From the Hardcover edition.
Susan Wood is the author of the novel Hideaway which was made into a popular movie; the novel was based on her experiences as a psychiatric patient in a state hospital. She is in great demand as a speaker on the conditions faced by the mentally ill, and she serves on the board of a mental health foundation. During a tour of a state hospital during one of her speaking engagements she visits the infamous Ward 10A and is swept into another breakdown. Finding herself hospitalized once more, this time in a private facility, she struggles to make sense of the world and get her life back on track. The story is enlivened by an assortment of fellow patients and an eccentric but determined nurse who deals cards counterclockwise.
Counterculture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review, and the Incorporation of the Avant-Gardeby Loren Glass
Responsible for such landmark publications asLady Chatterley's Lover,Tropic of Cancer,Naked Lunch, Waiting for Godot,The Wretched of the Earth, andThe Autobiography of Malcolm X, Grove Press was the most innovative publisher of the postwar era. Counterculture Colophontells the story of how the press and its house journal,The Evergreen Review, revolutionized the publishing industry and radicalized the reading habits of the "paperback generation. " In the process, it offers a new window onto the 1960s, from 1951, when Barney Rosset purchased the fledgling press for $3,000, to 1970, when the multimedia corporation into which he had built the company was crippled by a strike and feminist takeover. Grove Press was not only responsible for ending censorship of the printed word in the United States but also for bringing avant-garde literature, especially drama, into the cultural mainstream as part of the quality paperback revolution. Much of this happened thanks to Rosset, whose charismatic leadership was crucial to Grove's success. With chapters covering world literature and the Latin American boom, including Grove's close association with UNESCO and the rise of cultural diplomacy; experimental drama such as the theater of the absurd, the Living Theater, and the political epics of Bertolt Brecht; pornography and obscenity, including the landmark publication of the complete work of the Marquis de Sade; revolutionary writing, featuring Rosset's daring pursuit of the Bolivian journals of Che Guevara; and underground film, including the innovative development of the pocket filmscript, Loren Glass covers the full spectrum of Grove's remarkable achievement as a communications center of the counterculture.
Serena Stark is a farmer's daughter who has never been past the limits of her small town, never seen or done anything remarkable in her life. After the death of her older brother Caleb, she feels as though she is beginning to disappear completely. When Caleb's best friend Sam, who she's secretly loved from afar for years, joins up to fight for the Union in the war, Serena can't bear the thought of losing him as well. One night, in a desperate and rash decision, Serena cuts her hair, dresses in Caleb's old clothes, and strikes off to join up too. Now she is Frank Stark fighting with the Army of the Potomac as it heads for Confederate territory. While she must face peril on the battlefield and the discomforts of army life, her greatest fear is discovery.
"Berenson's strength is his deep understanding of geopolitics and of the shoddy compromises it demands. He clearly has excellent contacts in the world of shadows. Wells is a complex and satisfying protagonist, tackling bad guys across the world's conflict zones."--The New York Times Book ReviewJohn Wells goes undercover as the threat of nuclear war skyrockets between the United States and Iran, in the cutting-edge new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it's a big one. We've put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It's a test run.As the threat level jumps and the government mobilizes, something still doesn't smell right to Wells's old CIA boss Ellis Shafer, and so he sends Wells on a private mission to find out what's going on. But the two of them are swimming against the tide. From Guatemala to Thailand to Hong Kong to Istanbul, Wells uses every skill he has, including his ability to go undercover in the Arab world, to chase down leads. But it might not be enough. Soon there might be nothing anyone can do to pull the United States back from the brink of war.
In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it¿s a big one. We¿ve put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It¿s a test run. As the threat level jumps and the government mobilizes, something still doesn¿t smell right to Wells¿s old CIA boss Ellis Shafer, and so he sends Wells on a private mission to find out what¿s going on. But the two of them are swimming against the tide. From Guatemala to Thailand to Hong Kong to Istanbul, Wells uses every skill he has, including his ability to go undercover in the Arab world, to chase down leads. But it might not be enough. Soon there might be nothing anyone can do to pull the United States back from the brink of war.
With the threat of nuclear war between the United States and Iran skyrocketing, John Wells must use every skill at his command, including his ability to go undercover as an Arab, in the cutting-edge new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. In an Istanbul hotel, an Iranian agent warns a CIA operative that Iran intends to kill a station chief. Before long, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it's a big one. We've put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It's a test run. As the government mobilizes, something still doesn't smell right to Wells's old CIA boss Ellis Shafer. He sends Wells on a private mission to find the truth. But Wells, Shafer, and ex-agency chief Vinny Duto--an old enemy of Wells, now a wary ally--are swimming against the tide. From Guatemala to Thailand to Hong Kong to Istanbul, Wells chases his most cunning adversary, a former CIA operative who seems to have vanished from the earth. But as Wells and Shafer close in on the truth, they realize they may already be too late to pull the United States back from war. Alex Berenson's novels of modern espionage have won universal praise. In the words of The New York Times Book Review, "Berenson's strength is his deep understanding of geopolitics and of the shoddy compromises it demands. He clearly has excellent contacts in the world of shadows. Wells is a complex and satisfying protagonist, tackling bad guys across the world's conflict zones." The Charleston Post and Courier confirms that Wells "is a much more complex character than one encounters in the typical spy/thriller novel.... He continues to be one of the most interesting, entertaining, and compelling heroes in the genre." Nothing Berenson has written before, though, will prepare you for the extraordinary events of The . Counterfeit Agent. And they could happen tomorrow.
Historic heresies didn't die or fade away. Each generation boasts its own. Even while these counterfeit teachings remain outside the accepted bounds of Christianity, modern-day versions plague churches.So how does a church leader or pastor understand and deal with these age-old controversies when they pop up in the congregation? In this book, Roger Olson describes the curses but also gifts that heresies bring the Church. While heresies can occasionally correct a version of orthodoxy, they are not simple confusions or misunderstandings about impenetrable mysteries of divine revelation. Instead they undermine the faith and are dangerous distortions. The author describes major heresies and how the church dealt with them, the players, and what pastors can do to address these faith issues in order to educate congregations about Jesus, God, and salvation. Also included are questions for individual or group study. Also available - a Leader guide with DVD in which Adam Hamilton hosts on-screen conversations with Roger Olson (9781501806360)