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When Sir John Fielding is ordered to go to the seaside town of Deal where smuggling and corruption are rampant, his ward Clarissa accompanies him and Jeremy. Strange happenings in the home of their host, the largest landowner in the area, Sir John becomes concerned. After prisoners they have taken are freed resulting in a murder, he relocates to the home of Bertie Sarton, the magistrate he was sent to investigate. When Mr. Sarton is murdered, Sir John becomes acting magistrate he plans his attack on the smugglers in which Jeremy acquits himself very well. John Bilbo, captaining his newly refurbished ship also plays a leading role in the attack.
In what constitutes a prequel to Mariners of Gor, we learn that a mysterious cargo, suitably disguised, was covertly placed on the great ship, a cargo that might influence the outcome of the aforementioned gamble. One narrator is a young woman, once a Miss Margaret Alyssa Cameron, and the other is an individual whose name, for reasons that will become obvious, is withheld in the manuscript. It does seem clear, however, that the individual referred to was somehow instrumental in bringing the former Miss Cameron to the height of a large slave block in the coastal city of Brundisium, one of Gor's major ports. Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire.
Smuggler's Reef finds Rick Brant and Don Scott tracking down a band of smugglers, operating in the north Atlantic. Using an infrared camera and sniperscope Rick traces the criminals, but each time they elude the grasp of the police: somehow the stolen goods vanish before they can be nailed. How Rick and Scotty are at last able to track down the smugglers makes for some fantastic, fast-paced reading.
Sent to live with relatives in New Orleans during the War of 1812, eleven-year-old Elisabet determines to find a smuggler's treasure to ransom her imprisoned father.
Eat all day and still lose weight! Go ahead. Ruin your appetite on snacks. Because if you want to be more energetic, feel younger, and lose weight, you have to eat more. That is the advice from Keri Glassman, and the basis for the program you'll find inThe Snack Factor Diet. Glassman reveals how snacking helps you: * Keep your metabolism revved * Maintain high energy levels * Slow the aging process * Put an end to hunger-related mood swings * Eliminate sugar cravings This proven, groundbreaking diet includes an easy-to-follow menu plan and hundreds of intensely satisfying snacks for every craving. Sweet Chocolate Pudding or Banana Peanut "Ice Cream" Salty Pizzettes or Prosciutto Wraps Creamy Black Bean Dip or Apple Yogurt
In the third book in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series, the urbane and perceptive Sicilian detective exposes a viper's nest of government corruption and international intrigue in a compelling new case. When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, only Montalbano suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's midmorning snacks. But Karima disappears, and the young snack thief's life--as well as Montalbano's--is on the line...
When it comes to cooking with Marcy, fun is the first ingredient Call them snacks, appetizers, or tapas--little bites are the best way to go, and easy-to-carry treats and small-plate servings are all the rage. Marcy Smothers entices you with tidbits of information you wont see anywhere else and with delectable recipes that will make you a better cook, a savvier shopper, and a well-informed foodie. In Snacks, you are given: recipes Marcy has created for dishes and snacks that will delight your family and friends the culinary secrets shes learned from years of researching and talking about food her little-known tips on wine, kitchen gadgets, and cooking methodsSnacks takes you through the grocery store aisle by aisle. Unexpected recipes pop up, guiding you about whats best to put in your cart. From why you should take a bath with your strawberries to what the colored plastic tabs on your bread tell you, Marcys insider insights will take your culinary passion from a simmer to a boil.
Sequel to PS Longer Letter Later, Elizabeth and Tara are still totally different. But they continue to correspond regularly through email now.
Provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, and behavior of snails and such related species as clams, oysters, and cuttlefish.
FBI Special Agent Christina Rossi had it all--for a while: a loving family, a career on an upward track, the works. Then a takedown of some eco-terrorists turned unexpectedly bloody, questions are being asked and the fast track is nothing but a memory as she doggedly pursues a slave labor case that might involve a Chinese mob and might be a complete bust. The family went away during an ugly divorce and her ex-husband's high-end life with a beautiful, upscale new wife has lured her daughter into a risky social circle and turned her against her mother.Things are almost too good to be true when a new man in her life, Jack Dexter, handsome, smart and very well-off, brings about a startlingly wonderful romance and a change in her day-to-day circumstances and even connects her to some information on the seemingly dead-end case she won't give up.Too good to be true turns out to be what's going on when a pervert's murder starts to unfold Dexter's dark secrets, her case begins turning into an uncontrollable monster and her daughter's life hangs in the balance.
Based on the author's experiences as a psychiatric patient in the early 1940's, this novel tells the story of Virginia Cunningham as she wends her way through the frightening and mystifying world of a hospital called Juniper Hill. Her memory clouded by a series of electroshock treatments, Virginia struggles to make sense out of her situation, though the senseless rules and the perplexing behavior of the staff and patients around her are all the more unfathomable as her mind begins to clear. The Snake Pit is the basis for a classic movie of the late 1940's. The book and film helped to bring mental illness out of the closet. Apart from its social significance this is a compelling novel, told with wonderful ironic humor.
This book gives a historical overview of how society has perceived and treated people with mental illness, from shamanistic rituals to electroshock and psychotropic medications. The book includes firsthand accounts by patients and professionals.
A brave son of Ireland embarks on the adventure of a lifetime in this tale of the men and women mad enough to take on one of the wildest rivers in the West In the nineteenth century, those who followed the treacherous, sidewinding course of the Snake River were carried to some of the most beautiful country on earth: the untouched Pacific Northwest. Flare O'Flaherty--son of Ireland, mountain trapper, and gambler--sets out on this incredible journey when he agrees to lead a group of missionaries downriver to the remote headquarters of the mighty Hudson's Bay Company. Along the way, he faces the greatest challenge of a wandering man's lifetime in the form of Margaret Jewel, an extraordinary woman who teaches Indian children. He also meets a young Shoshone, Sima, in search of the white father he never knew. Together they find their destiny along the mighty river that bears the shape of a serpent and holds the promise of home.
Ages 3-6. A snake slithers through the forest searching for supper. First he swallows a mouse, then a goat, two chimps, and finally a tiger. He's full! But when he runs into an enormous elephant, snake can't resist! Big eaters and reluctant eaters alike will be charmed by snake's snacks.
Available for the first time in one volume: three delectably puzzling mystery stories--including the Anthony Award-winning story "Lucky Penny"--starring the inimitable taxi-driving Boston private investigator Carlotta Carlyle Struggling PI Carlotta Carlyle drives a cab at night to make ends meet. She's almost done with the night shift when a fare tries to rob her, and her moonlighting gig becomes a crime scene. Unfortunately for the thief, nothing ruffles Carlotta. As she figures out why she was targeted, she uncovers startling information. Whether Carlotta is flying cross-country to safeguard a blues musician's priceless guitar or stopping a killing at Fenway Park, this flame-haired, six-foot-one detective knows to never let a felony get in the way of a good time. In these three stories--"Lucky Penny," "Miss Gibson," and "Stealing First,"--acclaimed author Linda Barnes demonstrates precisely what makes Carlotta Carlyle one of mystery fiction's most distinctive and engaging private detectives.
The delightful seventh adventure for popular heroine Amelia Peabody. The 19th-century Egyptologist and her dashing husband, Emerson, return to Amarna, where they first fell in love. When Emerson is kidnapped, Amelia must rescue her husband, find the culprit, and save her marriage.
Travel writer Seal determined to overcome his phobia about snakes by journeying to America, Australia, Africa, and India in search of some the world's most notorious and deadly snakes and to meet the people who live with them. He found others like him living in constant fear, witch doctors who use snakes as instruments of vengeance, and a case of murder by rattlesnake in the southern US. He also cites scientific facts.
When Alex Rider crash-lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across Southeast Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet . . . and the knowledge that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is anything but out of his life.Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Bosque Mar haunts Adne and Logan's dreams, trying to turn Adne to the dark side as he attempts to escape the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle of the War of All Against All.
What animal can smell with its tongue, swallow an animal larger than its own head, and grow to be longer than a school bus? A snake! Pound for pound, snakes are among the strongest of animals. Most people fear snakes, but there are only a few that are dangerous to humans. And if snakes were to disappear, the earth would be overrun with rats and rodents. We all must learn to appreciate these awesome reptiles as a vital part of the global balance of nature.
Lui is a freeter, or independent young adult, living on part-time jobs and affectlessly clubbing, drinking, drugging, and ssex. She meets literally fork-tongued Ama. She decides to have her tongue done likewise and becomes Ama's noncommittal lover, boffing tattooist Shiba on the side and never learning Ama's real name. Violence, heavy drinking, and death eventually disrupt this drama of youthful degeneracy that steadfastly rejects romanticism.
Young reptile fans will be fascinated with the explanation of how snakes find and kill their prey. Poisonous snake enthusiasts will be delighted with two pages about rattlesnakes in this simple and readable explanation of an inherently interesting subject.
Rex didn't mean to end up in Critters animal shelter, but at least the homesick golden retriever is making new friends, including Catherine, a greyhound with a gambling problem; Placido, a one-eyed Siamese cat with an attitude; and Marshall, a king snake who loves to show off his vocabulary. This motley crew may come from all over, but they all want the same thing: a home.
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