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The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which ten years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto. The killings ceased, and a cult of analysis grew up around the case with a consensus opinion that no one would dream of challenging -- no one, that is, but Dave Gurney. Mocked even by some who'd been his supporters in previous investigations, Dave realizes that the killer is too clever to ever be found. The only gambit that may make sense is also the most dangerous - to make himself a target and get the killer to come to him. To survive, Gurney must rely on three allies: his beloved wife Madeleine, impressively intuitive and a beacon of light in the gathering darkness; his de-facto investigative "partner" Jack Hardwick, always ready to spit in authority's face but wily when it counts; and his son Kyle, who has come back into Gurney's life with surprising force, love and loyalty. Displaying all the hallmarks for which the Dave Gurney series is lauded -- well-etched characters, deft black humor, and ingenious deduction that ends in a climactic showdown - Let the Devil Sleep is something more: a reminder of the power of self-belief in a world that contains too little of it.From the Hardcover edition.
An eclectic foray into the cultivation, production, and social meaning of food.
This new edition draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. John Piper offers a biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions.
A Vampire Will Not Rest Until He Satisfies His Hunger . . . And what I, Reign, hungered for most of all was Olivia Gavin. I have never met a woman more beautiful, more tantalizing, and so I made her my bride. She promised me her heart and soul . . . in return, I plundered her flesh, and bound her to me for all eternity. Then, terrified of what I'd made her, she fled. Now she has returned, desperate for my help in saving her beloved nephew. But my assistance comes at a price: She must share my bed once more, for the feel of her soft skin, the heat of her kiss, excite me still. And I know she desires me, even as she resists her own heart. Yet, as we rediscover the passion that brought us together, an enemy waits to destroy us both . . .
A useful book for those looking to get into the art of acting, this book, irrespective of being amateurs or veterans, will be extremely helpful and guiding to anyone with questions. It has personalized practices, which do not require multiple people and is tailored to your specific focus in the acting world. The book is great mentor to the art that you are already crafting.
An American author with vast experience in Iran takes us into the minds and hearts of Iranians today.
Vegan food has come a long way in the past decade. The once ubiquitous dry, packaged veggie burger is no longer the poster child for an animal-free diet. It has evolved into a creative, sophisticated cuisine touted by the likes ofFood & Winemagazine. Long at the fore of vegan blogging and cooking, Dreena Burton has been known for making healthy taste delicious. Let Them Eat Vegan!distills more than fifteen years of recipe development that emphasize unrefined, less-processed ingredients--no white flour or white sugar, but instead whole-grain flours, natural sweeteners, raw foods, and plenty of beans 'n greens. There's no relying on meat analogues here, either--just hearty, healthy food that looks and tastes great. As the mother of three young girls, Burton always keeps their nutrition--and taste buds--in mind. From the simplest comfort foods like Warm "Vegveeta" Cheese Sauce to the more sophisticated Anise-and Coriander-Infused Orange Lentil Soup, these recipes will delight and inspire even the pickiest eaters and provide lifelong vegans with the innovative, wholesome recipes they've always wanted.
Windows are our eyes on the world. Through them we can gaze at our surroundings and, looking out, feel connected to the larger world outside. Windows transform our interiors, filling a room with light and letting cool breezes in. Windows protect us. But windows are vulnerable, too. A well-aimed rock can shatter one in an instant. For as long as there have been buildings, there have been windows. A simple roof hole, a narrow slit-these served as windows in early structures. Later windows might be covered with anything from mica to paper to a fish bladder; the transparent pane of glass we take for granted today took many centuries to develop. In the Middle Ages, with the achievement of stained glass, windows became the focus of a great outpouring of artistic expression. Today the "walls of glass" of the modern skyscraper represent the ultimate window. In this wide-ranging history, we also learn of the role windows have played in many dramatic events, from castle sieges to the infamous Kristallnacht of Nazi Germany to riots that scarred American cities in the 1960s. With the aid of splendid pictures, James Cross Giblin traces the intriguing development of windows-in our homes, our houses of worship, our offices, and public buildings, and shows how they illuminate our lives.
Anthony Benezet (1713-84), universally recognized by the leaders of the eighteenth-century antislavery movement as its founder, was born to a Huguenot family in Saint-Quentin, France. As a boy, Benezet moved to Holland, England, and, in 1731, Philadelphia, where he rose to prominence in the Quaker antislavery community.In transforming Quaker antislavery sentiment into a broad-based transatlantic movement, Benezet translated ideas from diverse sources--Enlightenment philosophy, African travel narratives, Quakerism, practical life, and the Bible--into concrete action. He founded the African Free School in Philadelphia, and such future abolitionist leaders as Absalom Jones and James Forten studied at Benezet's school and spread his ideas to broad social groups. At the same time, Benezet's correspondents, including Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, Abbé Raynal, Granville Sharp, and John Wesley, gave his ideas an audience in the highest intellectual and political circles.In this wide-ranging intellectual biography, Maurice Jackson demonstrates how Benezet mediated Enlightenment political and social thought, narratives of African life written by slave traders themselves, and the ideas and experiences of ordinary people to create a new antislavery critique. Benezet's use of travel narratives challenged proslavery arguments about an undifferentiated, "primitive" African society. Benezet's empirical evidence, laid on the intellectual scaffolding provided by the writings of Hutcheson, Wallace, and Montesquieu, had a profound influence, from the high-culture writings of the Marquis de Condorcet to the opinions of ordinary citizens. When the great antislavery spokesmen Jacques-Pierre Brissot in France and William Wilberforce in England rose to demand abolition of the slave trade, they read into the record of the French National Assembly and the British Parliament extensive unattributed quotations from Benezet's writings, a fitting tribute to the influence of his work.
A very innocent offerDr. Jan Newsome needed help desperately, so when Dr. Gerard de Prescy offered to come to her rescue, who was she to refuse? But Jan was suspicious: having been betrayed in the Past, she was having a difficult time trusting anyone, let alone a handsome stranger!So what was the mystery concerning Gerard? There wasn't one; He really was a good guy-but convincing Jan was going to take all of his powers of persuasion!
William F. Buckley Jr. has long been admired for his remarkable gifts as a writer, debater, and orator. The man who helped ignite the modern conservative movement has for the past fifty years played a significant role in the great social debates that have shaped our country and indeed the world. In the course of his long career, he has given hundreds of speeches to generations of listeners. "A veritable treasure house. This book has long been awaited by those of us addicted to Buckley's profound, elegant, and witty commentary on the twentieth century. " -- Henry A. Kissinge He has talked of many things--from the Cold War to the passing of dear friends, from moral decay to the joys of sailing the open seas, from the defense of liberty to the comfort of faith. Here, collected for the first time, are Buckley's most memorable speeches, spanning five decades--from the precocious Yale student's Class Day address in 1950 to the elder commentator's accumulated wisdom at century's end. The speeches are one-of-a-kind snapshots that capture the breadth and depth of the ideological wars fought during our country's most turbulent days. They are also richly worded masterpieces of wit, eloquence, and persuasion. Including new commentary from the author that provides historical context for his speeches, this book is a celebration of an extraordinary public life. From the Hardcover edition.
Are you ready to discover what God can do through you? You long to live with purpose, to touch the lives of others with God's grace. But this just doesn't seem to be the right time-maybe after your life is in order or when your schedule is more manageable or you land the right job or the kids leave home or... If you want to serve God in a big way, writes author and speaker Donna Partow, the secret lies not in waiting for the perfect opportunity but in choosing to walk through each day fully surrendered to his purposes. Describing herself as "living proof" that God can use absolutely anybody, Donna reveals the transforming truths and fresh perspectives that will allow God's power to flow through your life naturally, defeating the attitudes that hold you back. God's ability to work through your life is limited not by your flaws or your jam-packed schedule, she says, but by your willingness to be used.Packed with powerful storytelling and insightful Bible teaching, Let Your Life Count will open your eyes and your heart to the countless ways God can use you-just as you are and right where you are-to answer someone's prayers. Includes a study guide designed for individual and group use.
"Is the life I am living the same as the life that wants to live in me?" With this searching question, Parker Palmer begins an insightful and moving meditation on finding one's true calling. Let Your Life Speak is an openhearted gift to anyone who seeks to live authentically. The book's title is a time-honored Quaker admonition, usually taken to mean "Let the highest truths and values guide everything you do." But Palmer reinterprets those words, drawing on his own search for selfhood. "Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it," he writes, "listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent." Vocation does not come from willfulness, no matter how noble one's intentions. It comes from listening to and accepting "true self" with its limits as well as its potentials. Sharing stories of frailty and strength, of darkness and light, As we live more deeply into the selfhood that is our birthright gift, we find not only personal fulfillment. We find communion with others and ways of serving the world's deepest needs.
Elite operative Domino is no stranger to peril and impossible situations. But her latest assignment to investigate journalist Hayley Ward will test more than her skills because this time she must decide between loyalty and love.
U. S. intelligence agents become aware of a wealthy American's plans only when they intercept the chatter of Chinese spies. It is the billionaire's intention to lead a secret archaeological expedition into the mountainous border triangle between Afghanistan, China and Tajikistan. Mack Bolan is inserted within the group as they head into an area that is a hotbed of opium production. Traveling undercover with a group of foreign mercenaries hired to act as private security, Bolan knows that priceless treasure isn't the only thing hidden in the mountains of Tajikistan. And when they come under attack by Russian fighter jets, it becomes apparent to the Executioner that the unstable region is about to blow.
Who wanted her dead? Having rescued Cassidy McKnight from kidnappers in South America, Gabe Sinclair thought his job was done. Not that the former Navy SEAL could ever forget the brave, beautiful single mother. But when the danger followed her home, Gabe promised to protect her. Why anyone would want to kill Cassidy was a mystery. Was the motive related to the orphaned toddler Cassidy was raising, a sweet little girl who brought out the father figure in maverick Gabe? Or did a newly revealed family secret have killer consequences?
HIDE AND SEEKTerrorists have hidden a massive bomb in Detroit, but the White House and local police have no idea when and where it's going to go off. One thing is certain, thousands will die in the explosion unless Mack Bolan can intercept the device before time runs out.As each lead results in more dead bodies but surprisingly little intel, Bolan is convinced that this is a well-planned venture and that he and the police are mere pawns in the mastermind's scheme. But that's about to change. Tired of being led on a wild-goose chase and with the clock counting down, the Executioner is shifting the rules of the game-the hunter is about to become the hunted.
Hot bodies don't come any hotter than drop-dead-gorgeous PR whiz Sebastian Black. He's just stepped through the doors of luxurious spa Confidential Rejuvenations to save its shaky public image. But his image is the one that's causing a stir. Suddenly nurse Julie DeMarco is thinking less about becoming a sex therapist and more about sex. . . . Julie has been playing The Good Girl her whole life. What she needs is the opportunity to be The Naughty Girl, and Sebastian is just the tasty stud--er, man to make it happen. After all, this is just about superhot sex. And Naughty Girls never, ever fall in love with their late-night bed buddies. . . do they?
A scientist at the Bronx Wildlife Conservation Park turns up dead and P.C. and Mackenzie are sure that it's no accident. The only way to get a lethal dose of gorilla blood into an unsuspecting person is on purpose.
Alexis Thorn, once a successful securities broker, spent a hellish year behind bars for a crime she didn't commit.
Reunited... Dark and dangerous, bounty hunter Reed McKenna bore little resemblance to the man Tess Elliot once loved. Now, stranded on Grand Cayman Island after her cousin's mysterious disappearance, Tess was surrounded by enemies ... and Reed appeared to be the only "friend" in sight. Could she trust the very man who had once betrayed her? Reignited... Tess...his Tessa...was even more beautiful than Reed recalled. But as she was drawn deeper into a dangerous underworld--one in which he was very much at home--their tentative trust was put to the ultimate test...and their forgotten love was rekindled with a desperate passion.
The sensational trials of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka for abduction, rape, manslaughter and murder caused widespread controversy, as did the twelve-year sentence Homolka received as part of her deal with government lawyers. Yet, even though the publication ban on the case has been lifted, there is much the Canadian public still has not been told. Nick Pron now gives us a comprehensive account of previously banned information about Bernardo and Homolka's backgrounds and early relationship; of Homolka's role in the death of her sister, Tammy; of what turned Bernardo into a sadistic rapist and killer; of slip-shod police work and lack of communication that gave Bernardo and Homolka the opportunity to murder schoolgirls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French; of the fifteen-month suppression of key videotape evidence; and a host of disturbing facts that were ruled inadmissable at the trial.
When Sarah Hampton dies suddenly at an alternative health center, her death is ruled a suicide and her surgeon-husband, Jake, is suspected of assisting her. Suffering from traumatic amnesia and having barely escaped standing trial for murder, Jake is plagued by public misconceptions, self-doubt, and the threats of an unknown stalker. Maybe he did kill his wife!
In this unprecedented work two decades in the making, leading historian Robert S. Wistrich examines the long and ugly history of anti-Semitism, from the first recorded pogrom in 38 BCE to its shocking and widespread resurgence in the present day. As no other book has done before it, A Lethal Obsession reveals the causes behind this shameful and persistent form of hatred and offers a sobering look at how it may shake and reshape the world in years to come. Here are the fascinating and long-forgotten roots of the "Jewish difference"-the violence that greeted the Jewish Diaspora in first-century Alexandria. Wistrich suggests that the idea of a formless God who passed down a universal moral law to a chosen few deeply disconcerted the pagan world. The early leaders of Christianity increased their strength by painting these "superior" Jews as a cosmic and satanic evil, and by the time of the Crusades, murdering a "Christ killer" had become an act of conscience. Moving seamlessly through centuries of war and dissidence, A Lethal Obsession powerfully portrays the creation of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the fateful anti-Semitic tract commissioned by Russia's tsarist secret police at the end of the nineteenth century-and the prediction by Theodor Herzl, Austrian founder of political Zionism, of eventual disaster for the Jews in Europe. The twentieth century fulfilled this dark prophecy, with the horrifying ascent of Hitler's Third Reich. Yet, as Wistrich disturbingly suggests, the end of World War II failed to neutralize the "Judeophobic virus": Pogroms and prejudice continued in Soviet-controlled territories and in the Arab-Muslim world that would fan flames for new decades of distrust, malice, and violence. Here, in pointed and devastating detail, is our own world, one in which jihadi terrorists and the radical left blame Israel for all global ills. In his concluding chapters, Wistrich warns of a possible nuclear "Final Solution" at the hands of Iran, a land in which a formerly prosperous Jewish community has declined in both fortunes and freedoms. Dazzling in scope and erudition,A Lethal Obsessionis a riveting masterwork of investigative nonfiction, the definitive work on this unsettling yet essential subject. It is destined to become an indispensable source for any student of world affairs. From the Hardcover edition.
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