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The world is peering into a terrifying chasm of a new type of conflict: cyber-warfare. Where computers take over from missiles and global damnation comes at the click of a button. The main threat: China...
Now, with the voice of a passionate insider, he brings readers into the heart of this striking region and explains what makes it unique. Starting with a gripping tale about being lost offshore in the fog with inadequate navigational aids, Wolff goes on to describe the coast's geological history and discovery by Europeans. He then turns a keen eye towards Mainers, their mores and peculiarities, and to the summer rusticators who for generations have invaded the stunning waterfronts. A section on boat building celebrates the extraordinary rescue of Maine's foremost craft; another on lobsters tells the rich story of the custom, taste, commerce, environmental conflict, and scientific mystery surrounding these critical crustaceans. Here is a true feast--travel literature at its best.
The writer becomes the story when crime reporter Mia Hale is discovered on a Jacksonville beach-bloodied and disoriented, but alive. She remembers nothing, but her wounds bear the signature of a sadistic serial killer. After years lying dormant, The Collector has resumed his grim hobby: abducting women and taking gruesome souvenirs before dumping their bodies. But none of his victims has ever escaped-and he wants Mia back, more than he ever wanted any of the others.FBI agent Eric MacFarlane has pursued The Collector for a long time. The case runs deep in his veins, bordering on obsession...and Mia holds the key. She'll risk everything to recover her memory and bring the madman to justice, and Eric swears to protect this fierce, fragile survivor. But The Collector will not be denied. In his mind, he knows just how their story ends.
Blackboard bestselling author Beverly Jenkins launches her first contemporary romantic suspense with this exciting sizzler. Sparks fly when Mykal Chandler, the head of a covert government agency, fights to protect the woman he has fallen in love with. Sarita Grayson is desperate. That's the only explanation for her late night rendezvous with a bag of stolen diamonds. But then a handsome stranger stands between her and a clean getaway. In the struggle for freedom, she accidentally shoots him.Mykal Chandler, head of a covert government agency NIA, can't believe he's been shot. He's shocked, he's furious, but he's also attracted to this sassy woman. Unfortunately, Sarita has stumbled unto a smuggling plot and he'll need to protect her, even if he has to kidnap her to do it. But Sarita isn't one to go quietly into the night...
To support her small daughter, April Ortiz does what she has to do--which means waiting tables in a skimpy outfit at a popular nightclub in the gang-infested area of Chula Vista. When one of her co-workers is found raped and murdered, April does what she knows she shouldn't--she defies the neighborhood code by giving the police a hardcore gang member's name. Clean-cut cop Noah Young wants a shot at breaking this case more than anything in the world--that is, until he meets the unforgettable April Ortiz. When April gives Noah the tip, a spark ignites. As the fire between them threatens to blaze out of control, the two are dragged down further into the dark mysteries of the graffiti-lined streets, taunted by a crazed killer who could strike again at any time. From the Paperback edition.
The first young adult book by a #1 New York Times bestselling author! Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it's a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn't suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear "whispers"--the thoughts of others--Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection. This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing sequence of books set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance. Elizabeth George, bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels, brings her elegant style, intricate plotting, incisive characterization, and top-notch storytelling to her first book for teens.
In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the "dark matter" that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there others besides our own? Ananthaswamy soon finds himself at the ends of the earth--in remote and sometimes dangerous places. Take the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes, one of the coldest, driest places on the planet, where not even a blade of grass can survive. Its spectacularly clear skies and dry atmosphere allow astronomers to gather brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. Ananthaswamy takes us inside the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope on Mount Paranal, where four massive domes open to the sky each night "like dragons waking up." He also takes us deep inside an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota, where half-mile-thick rock shields physicists as they hunt for elusive dark matter particles. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, where engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice on the planet. They're building the world's largest neutrino detector, which could finally help reconcile quantum physics with Einstein's theory of general relativity. The stories of the people who work at these and other dramatic research sites--from Lake Baikal in Siberia to the Indian Astronomical Observatory in the Himalayas to the subterranean lair of the Large Hadron Collider--make for a compelling new portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it. An atmospheric, engaging, and illuminating read, The Edge of Physics depicts science as a human process, bringing cosmology back down to earth in the most vivid terms.
She locked up the vision like a monster in her mind's maze, but it lurked there, on The Edge of Recall. Tessa Young is a landscape architect who specializes in the design and creation of labyrinths. For years she has immersed herself in the healing aspects of these elaborate structures, searching for God and hoping to make sense of the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.When Smith Chandler, a colleague who once betrayed her, offers an opportunity to reconstruct a remarkable Colonial-era labyrinth, she can't resist this project of a lifetime. But one evening, as dusk falls, an assailant ambushes Tessa and Smith and the real nightmare begins. KRISTEN HEITZMANN is the bestselling author of seventeen novels, including Freefall and the Christy Award winner Secrets. Kristen lives in Colorado, with her husband, Jim, and their family.
Brace yourself for cutting-edge suspense in the scorching third novel of Shannon K. Butcher's new action-romance series. . . "I NEED TO KNOW IF ANYONE WAS KILLED LAST NIGHT. " In his years working for the private security firm The Edge, Clay Marshall has seen it all. But the recent blackouts he's been having are new. So is waking up with blood on his hands and clothes, with no memory of where the blood came from--or who he might have killed. He hates to admit it, but he needs help. Dr. Leigh Vaughn has treated other Edge employees before, but from the moment she sees him for the first time, Clay strikes her as a special breed of man. She knows he's dangerous, and distrustful of doctors, but she finds herself drawn to him even as his own steely exterior gives way to his growing desire for her. Neither knows, however, that Clay is being used as a pawn in a larger experiment, and that his blackouts are only the first step toward a terrifying goal. And both Leigh and Clay will put themselves in harm's way to stop an unseen enemy--and to save one another. .
The killer she can't escape . . . The heartbreak she can't forget . . . The one man who can stop them both. When Samantha Fairchild witnesses a murder in the wine cellar of the restaurant where she works, the Harvard-bound law student becomes the next target of a professional assassin. Desperate for protection the authorities won't provide, Sam seeks help from Vivi Angelino, an investigative reporter who recruits her brother, Zach, to protect Samantha. A Special Forces vet with the scars to prove he's equally fearless and flawed, Zach takes the job, despite the fact that he and Sam once shared a lusty interlude that ended when he left for war and disappeared from her life. Now, as they crack a conspiracy that leads to Boston 's darkest corners, Sam and Zach must face their fears, desires, and doubts, before a hired killer gets a second shot. . .
Overweight and stressed out, award-winning vocalist, speaker, and author Sandi Patty was teetering on the edge of a meltdown when her trusted doctor and friend issued an ominous warning: "You are cheating your family if you die too soon--and trust me, Sandi, if you don't do something, you're going to." She had to make some changes, and she had to make them now.In The Edge of the Divine, the acclaimed soprano shares the poignant and sometimes humorous story of her journey from the brink of physical disaster toward the abundant life of good health and keen spiritual fulfillment God wants all of us to have.In these pages, Sandi invites you to come along on her journey, which so far has included an eighty-pound weight loss. With insight and creativity, she shares the lessons she has learned and helps you recognize and act on the important "edges" in your own life, those points at which something is likely to begin. She welcomes you to join her in making choices that bring actions in line with priorities while pursuing God's goal for his beloved children--the abundantly rewarding life awaiting us beyond The Edge of the Divine.
Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid communication? In The Edge of the Precipice, Paul Socken brings together a thoughtful group of writers, editors, philosophers, librarians, archivists, and literary critics from Canada, the US, France, England, South Africa, and Australia to contemplate the state of literature in the twenty-first century. Including essays by outstanding contributors such as Alberto Manguel, Mark Kingwell, Lori Saint-Martin, Sven Birkerts, Katia Grubisic, Drew Nelles, and J. Hillis Miller, this collection presents a range of perspectives about the importance of reading literature today. The Edge of the Precipice is a passionate, articulate, and entertaining collection that reflects on the role of literature in our society and asks if it is now under siege. Contributors include Michael Austin (Newman University), Sven Birkerts (author), Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie-Mellon University), Vincent Giroud (University of Franche-Comté), Katia Grubisic (poet), Mark Kingwell (University of Toronto), Alberto Manguel (author), J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine), Drew Nelles (editor-in-chief, Maisonneuve), Keith Oatley (University of Toronto), Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia (British Library), Leonard Rosmarin (Brock University), Lori Saint-Martin (translator), Paul Socken (University of Waterloo), and Gerhard van der Linde (University of South Africa).
"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue)
Terra Incognita - the blank spaces on the map, past the edge of the world, marked only by the words "here be monsters." Two nations at war, fighting for dominion over the known, and undiscovered, world, pin their last hopes at ultimate victory on finding a land out of legend. Each will send their ships to brave the untamed seas, wild storms, sea serpents, and darker dangers unknown to any man. It is a perilous undertaking, but there will always be the impetuous, the brave and the mad who are willing to leave their homes to explore the unknown. Even unto the edge of the world... Kevin J. Anderson's spectacular fantasy debut is a sweeping tale of adventure on the high seas, as two warring kingdoms vie for the greatest treasure of them all.
When high-energy physics meets quiet revenge, is the result murder?<P> Can three mathematicians disagree on a basic principle of science--and all be right?<P> The foremost scientific writer of our age takes us on a marvelous tour--from the wondrous nature of our home world to the very edge of the universe, from Archimedes to the distant future.<P> Here are fascinating true tales of the search for new worlds and invisible stars, of the mystery of the planet that should have been there--but wasn't. And here too is mind-widening science fiction, examining the startling, and sometimes tragic, consequences of new ideas. An experiment in time travel becomes a test of morality--and love; a college professor finds a loophole in the law of gravity, and soon wishes he hadn't; and apparently trivial inventions produce shock waves that could shatter the very foundations of human society.<P> THE EDGE OF TOMORROW combines fact and fiction to provide a wide-angle view of science as an inspiring, frustrating, astonishing--and always intensely human--enterprise.
Vintage science fiction tales from an American masterBig bugs, cloned cats, and feral star-children play leading roles in the seven stories that make up Fast's unconventional and thought-provoking collection. The Edge of Tomorrow is a significant foray into science fiction by one of the twentieth century's most prolific novelists. In looking beyond our universe, Fast reveals much about the America of his time--where the Cold War and a nascent civil rights movement stoked unconscious fears and desires. From "The First Men," about scientists tampering with genetic engineering, to "The Large Ant," about a man's thoughtless violence against nature, these stories are as relevant today as when they were first written. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.
His name is Edge, and he is the last of a band of Immortals who have been hunted down and murdered by Frank Stiles--an enemy determined to unlock their deepest secrets. Vengeance has become Edge's obsession. To claim it, he must find the young woman whispered to be the Golden Child. A legend among the undead, Amber Lily is the only half human, half vampire ever born, and is possessed of powers even she is unaware of. Amber alone understands the dangerous threat of Frank Stiles. Only she may hold the key to his vulnerability. . . and his doom. Amber shares Edge's need to get to Stiles. But she needs to keep him alive for reasons of her own. Edge is exciting and dangerous, and despite her own instinct for self-preservation, Amber is drawn into his hunt. In doing so, she will cast her fate to the wings of the night, to a passion that may be her destiny, to an evil she may not be able to defeat--to the edge of twilight where only the Immortals belong.
High Mountain, a small frontier town in Colorado, is to stage a musical extravaganza and wild festival. Rollo Stone, the famous violinist is the main attraction and hordes of music lovers pack the town to witness the event. But with the crowds comes trouble. The fragile rule of law order collapses as a bunch of hired guns take over. The sheriff is gunned down and Edge, forever in the thick of things, is left to sort out the mess.
The sleepy Mexican town was peaceful until Edge arrived. This time he was not looking for trouble, just a place to settle down-perhaps even marry, if Isabella Montez would have him-but that wasn't to be. The bounty hunters rode in, and Edge kept away-they weren't after him. They had taken Ortiz Gonzalez's woman; there was a price on Gonzalez's head and they needed her as a hostage. Still Edge wanted to stay on the sidelines. But not for long. Ortiz saw to that.
Summer of '63 - back to the Civil War. A truly great train robbery. Chinese bandits and a village of women. Edge betrayed for a fistful of dollars. Cross and double-cross. And Death - always Death! Everyone comes together at a small town called Wounded Knee.
A blazing wagon rolls through a quiet, dusty township, trailing flames and smoke. Two white women are tied to stakes within it - their bodies a mass of arrows. It seems that Edge arrives too late at his peaceful farm to save his young wife, Beth. He only sees the destruction the Sioux have left, and their triumphant, fleeing backs. The trail Edge follows means danger and death - this he knows. But it is what it leads to that is worse than death.
An art auction is held in San Francisco and recently discovered da Vinci sells for one million dollars. Edge offers to guard the picture for its new owners, Drew and Madeline Grover, but a man has to die violently before the half-breed's offer is accepted. Art thieves are everywhere and when Edge escorts the picture by rail towards its destination of New Orleans it triggers a chain reaction of plotting, ambush and killing, and not even Edge remains above suspicion.
Past and Present are mixed. For Captain Hedges the past means the savage, brother-kill-brother world of the Civil War. It means the classic storming of the Missionary Ridge and a new command, a fighting unit comprised entirely of liberated slaves. And there's a prisoner from the notorious Quantrill's Raiders. He escapes from Hedges and goes free, ready in later years to meet "the dirty little coward" who is to lay him in his grave. In the present there's pain and killing for Edge. An outlaw who claims he's the greatest. A writer who learns the true meaning of death. And, for the first time, a woman.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Edge rides into Vengeance Valley, where Ryan rules the roost. The cowed homesteaders paid tribute to the ruthless robber land baron without a fight. Until Edge came. Edge was rich, and Edge riled Ryan. So Ryan's hired hands roughed Edge up, robbed him and paid the price. Edge wanted his money, but the homesteaders wanted him. To fight, to kill, to revenge them on Ryan. In an explosive finale of blood and bullets, Edge and Ryan fight for the fate of Vengeance Valley
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