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THE OFFICIAL, ALL-ORIGINAL, ALL-OUT THRILLING PREQUEL TO THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED NEW GAME HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Since the devastating conclusion of Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47 has been MIA. Now fans awaiting the return of the blockbuster videogame and film phenomenon can pinpoint the location of the world's most brutal and effective killer-for-hire before he reemerges in Hitman: Absolution. When the Agency lures him back with a mission that will require every last ounce of his stealth, strength, and undercover tactics, they grossly underestimate the silent asssassin's own agenda. Because this time, Agent 47 isn't just going to bite the hand that feeds him. He's going tear it off and annihilate anyone who stands in his way.
Written without collaborators and based on decades of tape recordings he made throughout his career, HITMAN is Bret Hart's brutally honest, perceptive and startling account of his life in and out of the ring that proves once and for all that great things come in pink tights.
Beverly Holland lives it up with her older businessman beau, Eric Fox. He gives her everything she craves--except satisfaction between the sheets. Frustrated, she picks up sexy stranger Dante at a hotel bar, who shows her what she's been missing! But he's also about to shake up her life. Beverly has no idea that Eric is really a hitman or that Dante has a vendetta: Eric killed his brother and now he wants Eric dead. Beverly also doesn't know that while she's carrying on with her man's potential killer, her man's carrying on with her best friend, Marilyn--who will do anything to make Eric hers. . . . When the forces of lust, lies, betrayal and revenge collide, who's going to survive--and who will ultimately be the hitman's woman?
Left winger Nolan Andrews thinks it's great that he can play hockey in Calgary, where his older brother, Nathan, is a star center for the Hitmen. When Nolan finds out that a lot of things about Nate's new life in Calgary don't make sense -- or might not even be legal -- Nolan has to make some difficult choices that will affect him and his brother for the rest of their lives.
From Noire, the queen of urban erotica and the #1 bestselling author of "G-Spot," comes a sensual new novel set in Spanish Harlem about a woman torn between family and love.
Hitting America's Soft Underbelly: The Potential Threat of Deliberate Biological Attacks Against the U. S. Agricultural and Food Industryby Peter Chalk
Over the past decade, the United States has endeavored to increase its ability to detect, prevent, and respond to terrorist threats and incidents. The agriculture sector and the food industry in general, however, have received comparatively little attention with respect to protection against terrorist incidents. This study aims to expand the current debate on domestic homeland security by assessing the vulnerabilities of the agricultural sector and the food chain to a deliberate act of biological terrorism and exploring the likely outcomes of a successful attack.
The road isn't nice to kids who run away. Matt knew there would be trouble, even before he took off with his friend Cody. Along the way, there would be fights, hunger and a jump from a speeding train. Was it all worth it?
In the second half of the third millennium BC the Indo-European tribe known as the Hittites migrated and settled in Central Anatolia, at that time a land of small city-states whose rulers lived in fortresses. These fortifications enabled the Hittites to transform themselves into a Bronze Age super-power defeating the Egyptians at Kadesh in c.1274 BC. Konstantin Nossov examines the fortifications constructed by the Hittites in their efforts to sustain and then halt the decline of their once flourishing empire. Providing an in-depth anatomy of the fortresses, focusing on the major sites of the principal city Hattusha as well as sites at Alacahï¿½yï¿½k and Karatepe, with full-color reconstructions, this is an intriguing glimpse into the history of an empire which at its height rivalled the Egyptians and Assyrians. It concludes with an examination of these sites as they survive today, information that will appeal to both enthusiasts and tourists visiting the area.
Melanie Hitts is a smart, savvy and talented aspiring interior decorator who follows her dream of moving to New York City and pursuing her career. She's rejected the prescribed middle class life in which she had been raised, and she's certain that there is no convenient marriage and comfortable suburban lifestyle in her future. John Carlson is the president of his own high-end architectural firm who is in the middle of a midlife crisis. Married and living in Connecticut, he convinces his wife, Sharon, to move to Manhattan in order to re-ignite his professional life. Though she complies with her husband, Sharon is very unhappy about uprooting her comfortable suburban home. But her life takes on a new meaning when she develops a friendship with a rebelling teenager. What will happen when these three lives intersect?
A story of the first hundred years of the life of a doll called Hitty. A Newberry Award Winner.
This manual is designed to help rehabilitation teachers, educators, and other practitioners who work with blind and visually impaired persons provide their clients with the facts they need to deal with the issues concerning HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS is without doubt the worst epidemic to hit human kind since the Black Death. The first case was identified in 1981; by 2004 it was estimated that about 40 million people were living with the disease, and about 20 million had died. Despite rapid scientific advances there is still no cure and the drugs are expensive and toxic. Because of controversies and taboos surrounding safe drug usage and prostitution, the numbers of people infected continues to rise. However, it is in the developing world and especially parts of Africa that the real catastrophe is unfolding. In some of the worst affected countries life expectancy has plummeted to below 35 years, which has led to a serious decline in economic growth, a sharp rise in orphaning, and the imminent collapse of health care systems. The news is not all bleak though. There have been unprecedented breakthroughs in understanding diseases and developing drugs. Because the disease is so closely linked to sexual activity and drug use, the need to understand and change behaviour has caused us to reassess what it means to be human and how we should operate in the globalising world. This Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to the disease, the science, the international and local politics, the fascinating demographics, and the devastating consequences of the disease, and explores how we have responded and how we must respond in the future.
Within the last decade there have been a number of new and important areas of emphasis in HIV care and research, particularly in the context of brain involvement. Without question, clinical and research innovations in the modern era of the HIV pandemic warrant an update on HIV and the brain. Written by a panel of leading experts, HIV and the Brain: New Challenges in the Modern Era offers a clear picture of brain impairment associated with the virus with particular focus on three emerging areas including different genetic strains of the virus throughout the world, interactions between advanced age and HIV, and the impact of HIV on the brain in the context of chronic, long-term treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). HIV and the Brain: New Challenges in the Modern Era provides a comprehensive review of both basic science and clinical implications in these important areas of the disease. The text is of particular relevance to both research scientists and clinicians involved in HIV in the modern era.
There's only room for one Queen Bee: A hilarious and touching novel about the social world of school mothers.It's the start of another school year at St. Ambrose. While the children are busy in the classroom, their mothers are learning sharper lessons. Lessons in friendship. Lessons in betrayal. Lessons in the laws of community, the transience of power...and how to get invited to lunch.Beatrice -- undisputed queen bee. Ruler, by Divine Right, of all school fundraising, this year, last year, and, surely, for many to come.Heather -- desperate to volunteer, desperate to be noticed, desperate to belong.Georgie -- desperate for a cigarette.And Rachel -- watching them all, keeping her distance. But soon to discover taht the line between amused observer and miserable outcast is a thin one.THE HIVE is a wickedly funny and brilliantly observed story about female friendship, power plays, and the joys and perils (well, mainly perils) of trying to do one's part.
A short, factual tour of what it means to be Hmong and Hmong culture of today and yesteryear.
After one last foray far from his home, an aging rabbit decides he prefers to rest in his own garden and let his children and grandchildren bring him good things to eat.
District Attorney Butch Karp resolves the problems of New York City and, at the same time, the problems of his own complex family.
A compendium of narratives about famous forgers, swindlers and impostors who took advantage of human gullibility.
Hobbes Today: Insights for the 21st Century brings together an impressive group of political philosophers, legal theorists, and political scientists to investigate the many ways in which the work of Thomas Hobbes, the famed seventeenth century English philosopher, can illuminate the political and social problems we face today. Its essays demonstrate the contemporary relevance of Hobbes's political thought on such issues as justice, human rights, public reason, international warfare, punishment, fiscal policy, and the design of positive law, among others. The volume's contributors include both Hobbes specialists and philosophers bringing their expertise to consideration of Hobbes's texts for the first time. This volume will stimulate renewed interest in Hobbes studies among a new generation of thinkers.
When seven friends gather to welcome retired professor Andrew Basnett to their village in the English country-side, conviviality soon turns to crime as guests suddenly start dying -- and Basnett finds himself seeking a clever killer who's sure to strike again.
Young Merlin dreams a bird, its breast as red as flames - and wakes to find his home engulfed in fire, his adoptive family dead, his life once again in ruin. He dreams a wizard and a castle on wheels. And soon, calling himself Hawk, he falls into the company of traveling performers. They rename him Hobby, after the small falcon, and exploit for their own profit his talent for dreaming the future. But the boy's dreams never come true directly; they must be read on the slant. And no one - least of all the dreamer - can accurately foresee the nightmarish troubles that lie ahead. As Hobby, the boy passes among peasants and princes; as Hawk, he is hunted and feared. And as Merlin, he is forever searching for the family that continues to elude him.
Lisa's horrid, bratty cousin is staying with the Atwoods. The nine-year-old nightmare child acts charming around adults, but to other kids, she's a menace. Now she's trying to get the Saddle Club into trouble and it's working. No one believes that little Amelia broke an expensive hobbyhorse the Atwoods own. Or that she spooked old Patch into causing a stampede that almost got Pine Hollow's owner crushed. Instead, fingers are being pointed at the Saddle Club. Can Lisa, Stevie, and Carole clear their good names?
When his town is devastated by a flood, Hobie's fifth grade class is forced to meet every day in the shopping mall.
From the author's website: www.janeyolen.com A bouncing adventure with a rhyming trucker, a hitchhiking toad, a motorcycle gang, and a young hero. The book began when there was a toad migration and friends had an uncomfortable time driving along the road squishing toads. They made up a song which I used with their permission. Two of the motorcycle gang are twins known as Bobordick, since no one can tell them apart. My editor raved about my wild imagination, citing the twins' names. I had to admit that I stole that from real life. My husband has brothers named Bob and Dick who are known collectively as Bobordick. After 37 years of marriage I still can't tell them apart. Emily McCully went on to win the Caldecott in the '90s.
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