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There are a lot of unanswered questions about VicSage, like how he spent - or misspent - his youth and how he came tobe a journalist in the country's worst city. This novel willsolve these mysteries, retell and embellish some old tales and tell anew tale of how Vic, with a bit of help, brought some measure ofserenity to a truly dreadful place. From his first meeting with LadyShiva, where he was almost killed, to training with Richard Dragon,the best martial artist in the world, and how Batman, whilethreatening his life, also saves him.DC UNIVERSE: HELLTOWN finally provides answers about The Question.Who he is and what he did...
The award-winning author of the "Batman: Gotham Knights" comic pens this second book in an explosive four-book series featuring the greatest comic book heroes from the DC universe. Original.
Description: Metahumans, aliens, magical entities, or mortals driven by iron wills. Super heroes, renegades, or villains#151;out for justice, vengeance, or cash. Whether legendary, infamous, or little known, these extraordinary beings are the true champions of the#133;DC UNIVERSE SUPERMAN. MARTIAN MANHUNTER. LOBO. Interplanetary bounty hunter Lobo is a notorious maverick. Happily wreaking havoc as he brings in his prey, he cares little who his clients or targets are#151;even when his latest quarry is J'onn J'onnzz, Martian Manhunter of the Justice League. Suddenly Lobo finds himself confronting#133;Superman. Cogs in the machinations of a powerful artificial life-form, these three aliens, the sole survivors of the planets Krypton, Mars, and Czarnia, have only one thing in common#151;they are the last of their kind...LAST SONS
Clark Kent is living in a darkworld where he has no powers, no memory of ever beinganything other than human. His world is controlled bymystical forces no one can challenge, with thetriumvirate of Vandal Savage, Mordru, and Felix Faustcalling the shots.The Demon and Phantom Stranger approach Clark andtell him that he is really Superman, that alterationsmade more than a hundred years ago to the time stream arecausing space-time fluctuations that will result in thisparticular reality becoming the sole reality, unlesssomething is done. Since Superman is powerless in thisreality, and since the alterations were made in the past,the three heroes have to travel into the past,specifically into the American Southwest of the 1870s,where Jonah Hex, Bat Lash and other DC Western heroeshelp them set things right again.
HOSTAGE BRIDE: captive in the dark knight's castle. . . Raphael's heart is thought to be in the grave with his late wife. He's certainly thankful for the mission to restore King Richard to the throne; it leaves him with no time for distraction. Lady Rosamunde Meldreth is beautiful, vulnerable, and the prey of a dangerous man. As much as Raphael wants to walk away, he's forced to keep Rosamunde under lock and key in his castle. Raphael's interest in Rosamunde seems to be purely one of possession - but then she discovers the dark knight wants to make her his hostage bride. . . REYNOLD DE BURGH: THE DARK KNIGHT: He left his family and its legacy behind, but is he fleeing from his destiny or running towards it? When he is told that he must fulfill a quest to slay a dragon and rescue a damsel in distress, Reynold thinks it the stuff of legends. And yet, he is not long into his journey when he stumbles across a deserted village, where a beautiful woman begs for his help. . .
The young de Kooning overcame an unstable, impoverished, and often violent early family life to enter the Academic in Rotterdam, where he learned both classic art and guild techniques.
WINNER OF THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY PRIZEDe Niro's Game plunges readers into the timely story of two young men caught in Lebanon's civil war. Bassam and George, best friends in childhood, have grown to adulthood in war-torn Beirut. Now they must choose their futures: to stay in the city and consolidate power through crime, or to go into exile abroad, alienated from the only existence they have known. Told in a distinctive, captivating voice that fuses vivid cinematic imagery and page-turning plot with the measured strength and beauty of Arabic poetry, De Niro's Game is an explosive portrait of life in a war zone, and a powerful meditation on what comes after.From the Hardcover edition.
A biography of the sixteenth-century Spaniard who explored Florida and other southern states, and became the first white man to cross the Mississippi River.
4 paranormal romances: Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon (a Dark-Hunter Companion novella), The Story of Son by J. R. Ward, Beyond the Night by Susan Squires, and Midnight Kiss Goodbye by Dianna Love.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with an electrifying and all-too-plausible thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the maximum and never lets up. From the tense opening scene to the final explosive page, Johansen delivers a knockout novel, as an unlikely pair of allies must expose a team of killers hiding behind an unspeakable act of terror--and risk ending up their next target. She witnesses death through the eye of her camera. Now a relentless killer is focused on her. A celebrated photojournalist, Alex Graham has seen it all--but her latest assignment has forced her across a dangerous line. What happens when a reporter does more than just report? She has recorded some of the most tragic and heartbreaking of catastrophes, everything from natural disasters to infamous acts of terror. Her experiences have left her forever marked with the human side of tragedy. So when a dam breaks in Arapahoe Junction, Colorado, Alex is once more at the site doing more than just snapping pictures--she is in the mud with a shovel digging for survivors. What happens when the reporter becomes the story? Alex finds more than she bargained for. In one terrible instant, she is witness to a conspiracy that will stun a nation. The official story is just a cover-up for a truth so frightening, so unthinkable, anyone who threatens to reveal it must be silenced. Forever. And now that someone is Alex Graham. The first attempt on her life is swift and brutal. Only barely escaping, she finds an ally in an improbable source. Billionaire financier John Logan has his own reasons for protecting Alex, and these reasons alone are likely to get her killed. Using his vast connections and influences, Logan assigns a bodyguard to protect her. Judd Morgan is the best covert commando in the business, and if anyone can keep Alex safe, it's this quietly dangerous man. The problem is, Alex doesn't want to be kept safe by Judd, whose checkered past has made him the target of an unseen assassin who dogs his every step.
Talk show host Wes Bryant never worries about anything that doesn't concern him directly. He makes his living doing a radio talk show in a small town, until the day a child's call changed his world forever. When Jennifer calls in and pleas for help, saying she is being abused by an evil cult, Wes cannot ignore her. He knows he must save her, whatever it takes. What he does not know is the web of evil he will become entangled in, and the evil he will battle to save Jennifer's life! An excellent book from start to finish, a book you will not want to stop reading until the last page!
A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller. Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't. Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house . . . is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school -- until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?
As wildfires ravage the Peak District's idyllic national park, hundreds of firefighters and park rangers fight to keep the blaze from reaching a historic inn, a landmark that has been boarded up for years. For weeks now, acts of arson have destroyed miles of land, and once the flames die down, a grim surprise awaits detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry--a body, dead for years.Taut and twisting, Dead and Buried is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.
The face of death On the night of November 12, 1998, in San Luis Obispo, California, attractive blonde college student Rachel Newhouse was walking home alone when suddenly a stranger appeared in front of her. His visage was a skill-face: a grotesque Halloween mask. Beating her unconscious with his fists, the attacker threw her into his pick-up truck, took her to his secluded canyon cabin and raped her - still wearing his mask. Newhouse was hog-tied and left to strangle to death. On March 11, 1999, in the same town, a stalker who had been shadowing Aundria Crawford, 20, broke into her apartment, pummelled her into insensibility, and carried her away in his truck to his canyon lair. There, she was raped, tortured, and murdered.
From the modern master of noir, Andrew Vachss, comes this heart-topping and bestselling new thriller that completely reinvents the Burke series. Urban Outlaw Burke barely survives an attack by a professional hit squad that kills his partner. With a new face, Burke goes into hiding. And on the hunt. Dead and Gone takes him from the streets of New York City through a cross-country underground, and deep into his own tortured past. The violent journey ends in a place that exists only in the dreams of the darkest degenerates on earth.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A shallow grave... human remains... an unsolved murder from years ago... It looks like the past is coming back to spin Mike's new life out of control.
In this collection of four novellas, worlds collide when MaryJanice Davidson?s beloved Wyndham werewolves cross paths with vampires ruled by Undead Queen Betsy Taylor.
To protect the families of missing veterans, Harker could go missing himselfThe US Army is out of Vietnam, but not all of its boys made it home. Thousands remain unaccounted for, and as the years go on, their families hold out hope that somewhere in the jungle, their boys survive. Harker, an investigative reporter, has uncovered a sickening scheme designed to prey on that misguided hope. A group of con men is going to the homes of missing soldiers, telling families that their GI is trapped in a secret Vietnamese prison, and can return home for a small ransom. When the family forks over the money, they disappear. Harker has exposed the con, and now he wants to punish those responsible. The mastermind is an unscrupulous security contractor named D. Z. Vale, who backs up his despicable scheme with a private army and an unlimited cache of ammunition. Harker has his typewriter, and it's the only weapon he'll need.
Stephen Hewett collection brings you love as crime. Timeless folklore's of adventure, heroes and heroines suffering for love. Can deep unconditional love overcome any obstacles? what is ghetto love? One time loyal friends turned merciless enemies.Humorous and powerful Dead and Stinkin' is tragic and twisted folktales from author Stephen Hewett. The Stephen Hewett Collection comes alive with 3 intensely gripping short stories of undying love, coupled with modern day lies, deceit and treachery.
The 1983 Lamont poetry selection of the Academy of American Poets.From the Trade Paperback edition.
An awe-inspiring true account for the 70th anniversary of D-Day A white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division's harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach--acclaimed historian John C. McManus has written a gripping history that will stand as the last word on this titanic battle. Nicknamed the Big Red One, 1st Division had fought from North Africa to Sicily, earning a reputation as stalwart warriors on the front lines and rabble-rousers in the rear. Yet on D-Day, these jaded combat veterans melded with fresh-faced replacements to accomplish one of the most challenging and deadly missions ever. As the men hit the beach, their equipment destroyed or washed away, soldiers cut down by the dozens, courageous heroes emerged: men such as Sergeant Raymond Strojny, who grabbed a bazooka and engaged in a death duel with a fortified German antitank gun; T/5 Joe Pinder, a former minor-league pitcher who braved enemy fire to save a vital radio; Lieutenant John Spalding, a former sportswriter, and Sergeant Phil Streczyk, a truck driver, who together demolished a German strongpoint overlooking Easy Red, where hundreds of Americans had landed. Along the way, McManus explores the Gap Assault Team engineers who dealt with the extensive mines and obstacles, suffering nearly a fifty percent casualty rate; highlights officers such as Brigadier General Willard Wyman and Colonel George Taylor, who led the way to victory; and punctures scores of myths surrounding this long-misunderstood battle. The Dead and Those About to Die draws on a rich array of new or recently unearthed sources, including interviews with veterans. the result is history at its finest, the unforgettable story of the Big Red One's nineteen hours of hell--and their ultimate triumph--on June 6, 1944. Includes photographs
While lecturing in England, Homer confronts the criminal dons of OxfordWilliam Dubchick is too keen a student of the writings of Charles Darwin to not see that the world of biology has evolved past him. Decades ago, he was the foremost mind in Oxford University's department of natural sciences, but as the field's focus narrowed to the microscopic level he became nothing more than a gray-haired, cantankerous relic. He has a small fiefdom, manned by Helen Farfrae, a committed disciple who, Dubchick is annoyed to learn, someone is trying to kill. It is into this world that Homer Kelly, Emersonian scholar and part-time sleuth, comes to spend a semester lecturing. Though expecting a vacation, he finds Oxford to be a swamp of theft, fraud, and murder. Besides the attempts on Farfrae's life, he must reckon with a murdered priest, the theft of a dodo's portrait, and suspicious claims that long-lost Darwinian artifacts have been found. With an academic climate like this, it's amazing that any of the Oxford dons live to see tenure.
Biochemist Emma Caldridge comes to a remote tropical island in the Caribbean in search of minerals believed to reverse the aging process. What she finds instead are the bloody remnants of a bizarre religious ritual. And here, where the local people speak in whispers about sea monsters, ancient voodoo curses, and rampaging evil, she discovers something far more real . . . and more terrifying. One by one, the island's innocent inhabitants are descending into a paralyzing sleep of the dead-victims of a long-dormant, terrifying, and incurable pandemic that could once again wreak unimaginable havoc if it escapes from the island to spread like wildfire across the globe. Trapped by a global quarantine, Emma must break through the fear and superstition to get to the truth and stop the real evil, before she herself succumbs to the death sleep . . . along with millions of others
Chance Molloy pursues a crooked senator's daughter aboard an airplane, but their flight is turbulent in more ways than oneIn the 1940s, air travel is still in its infancy. Seats turn into private sleepers, passengers smoke in flight, and it's no sweat to carry weapons aboard. Chance Molloy, a self-made airline owner, is dealt a blow when his plans to establish a passenger airline in South America are thwarted by a corrupt US senator. At the news, Molloy's brother, a partner in the venture, kills himself. Seeking some kind of justice, Molloy boards Flight 14 from New York to New Mexico with one goal in mind: to get acquainted with the senator's daughter, Janet Lord, a passenger on the plane. But her charms are greater than he anticipates, and Molloy's simple plan quickly becomes complicated. Also on board are three of the senator's henchmen, a corpse disguised as a passenger, and Molloy's stewardess ex-girlfriend. Soon Molloy realizes that this flight will reach a destination he hadn't anticipated.
If the Marquis de Sade were to crash one of P. G. Wodehouse's house parties, the chaos might resemble the nightmarishly funny goings-on in this novel by the author of London Fields. The residents of Appleseed Rectory have primed themselves both for a visit from a triad of Americans and a weekend of copious drug taking and sexual gymnastics. There's even a heifer to be slugged and a pair of doddering tenants to be ingeniously harassed. But none of these variously bright and dull young things has counted on the intrusion of "dead babies" -- dreary spasms of reality. Or on the uninvited presence of a mysterious prankster named Johnny, whose sinister idea of fun makes theirs look like a game of backgammon.From the Trade Paperback edition.