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Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste, the wife of an affluent doctor. Perhaps he's falling a little in love with her at the same time. When the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor's Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse. Mixing elements of sci-fi, noir, and mystery, this clever first novel from the author of Motherless Brooklyn is a wry, funny, and satiric look at all that the future may hold.
This cookbook illustrates the unique way of cooking Hungarian food and provides all the recipes you would not find anywhere else.
For the collector, shooter, or fan of combat handguns, the Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Handguns is a must-have resource. The Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Handguns is an absolutely unique compilation of articles celebrating the greatest combat pistols of all time, as they originally appeared in the world's greatest firearms annual, Gun Digest, from 1944 to present. Presented by the greatest gun writers of all time, this volume entertains you with information-packed stories about semi-auto pistols and revolvers recognized around the world as classic combat handguns, from historical combat firearms such as the 1911 and the Luger to modern classics like the Glock. Read about these great guns... Model 1911 Glock 17 Luger P08 Bren Ten SIG-Sauer Autos Snubnosed Revolvers and more!
At Cold Devil, Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack and Marshal Pete Summers apprehend two wanted men--one of whom has posted a bounty on the lawmen's heads. When Sam is dry gulched and Pete is wounded, a pretty young woman and her family nurse the lawmen back to health.
From hired gun to hired groom Money can't buy love...but it can buy marriage for on-the-run shipping heiress Natalie Blair. Her vicious stepfather's scheming ways have the Louisiana beauty fleeing to Texas to seek out legendary contract gunfighter Donovan Crow. He is dark, dangerous, and marrying him would be the perfect protection... For Van, the price is right and the spirited woman is impossible to resist. Soon the hardened bachelor can't tell what's more challenging-keeping their legions of enemies at bay or keeping his hands off his fake wife!
Carr was coming back, and along the silent, dusty street of Salt Fork you could almost smell death in the air. In the gray light of morning the four Kendalls waited for him, gun-hot and swaggering, but thinking, too, of five dead outlaws strune out down Jonathan Carr's back The morning grew brighter- and so did the knowledge that by sundown in Salt Fork there would be burying to do.
Dragons, lion dancers, and firecrackers walk through a parade and discover what "Gung Hay Fat Choy" means in this book about the Chinese New Year!
Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestseller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho! Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's ultra-competitive business world. Raving Fans taught managers how to turn customers into full-fledged fans. Now, Gung Ho! brings the same magic to employees. Through the inspirational story of business leaders Peggy Sinclair and Andy Longclaw, Blanchard and Bowles reveal the secret of Gung Ho--a revolutionary technique to boost enthusiasm and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization. The three principles of Gung Ho are: The Spirit of the Squirrel, The Way of the Beaver, The Gift of the Goose. These three cornerstones of Gung Ho are surprisingly simple and yet amazingly powerful. Whether your organization consists of one or is listed in the Fortune 500, this book ensures Gung Ho employees committed to success. Gung Ho! also includes a clear game plan with a step-by-step outline for instituting these groundbreaking ideas. Destined to become a classic, Gung Ho! is a rare and wonderful business book that is packed with invaluable information as well as a compelling, page-turning story. Management legend Ken Blanchard and master entrepreneur Sheldon Bowles are back with Gung Ho!, revealing a surefire way to boost employee enthusiasm, productivity, and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization. Raving Fans brilliantly schooled managers on how to turn customers into raving fans. Gung Ho! now brings the same magic to employees. Here is the story of how two managers saved a failing company and turned in record profits with record productivity. The three core ideas of Gung Ho! are surprisingly simple: worthwhile work guided by goals and values; putting workers in control of their production; and cheering one another on. Their principles are so powerful that business leaders, reviewing the manuscript for Ken and Sheldon, have written to say, "Sorry. Ignored instructions. Have photocopied for everyone. I promise to buy books, but can't wait. We need now!" Like Raving Fans, Gung Ho! delivers.
A gunman agrees to do a rich man's dirty work in this classic Western from one of the genre's early mastersDonnegan is not proud of his past. But when words ran dry and matters could only be settled with a gun, he never hesitated to make things right. Now fate has led him to The Corner, a wide-open gold-mining town in the valley where two rivers join. An invalid by the name of Colonel Macon wants Donnegan to settle a long-standing land claim that's been taken over by outlaws. Charmed by the colonel's beautiful daughter, the gunman agrees. But nothing is as it seems in The Corner, where the line separating good from evil is so badly blurred it might not be there at all. A contemporary of Zane Grey and a major influence on Louis L'Amour, Max Brand was a true master of the Western. Gunman's Reckoning is a fine example of the moral complexity, fluid prose, and nonstop action that defines the best of his work. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Spenser creator Robert B. Parker turns his eye to the Old West with his stirring rendition of the legendary exploits of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, the Clanton Gang, and the fateful gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Wrangle with some of the finest renegades, outlaws and dangerous desperados. Easy Bill Gates, genial landowner of the Las Pinas ranch, unwillingly earns a reputation as a gunman when, in the first (and only) rage of his life, he kills outlaw Fanner Marsten for murdering his brother.Enter George Barton, an unscrupulous, power-hungry hulk of a man and owner of the adjoining El Rancho Grandisimo, who seeks to add Las Piñas to his holdings. Instead of offering a decent price for the place, Barton hires the fastest and filthiest gunmen alive to run Bill off his land. Now the only law anyone can turn to is Judge Colt . . . revolver. ALSO INCLUDES THE WESTERN STORY "RUIN AT RIO PIEDRAS""With a flair of a Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey." --True West
Larry Shaw is the fastest gunhand there is. But when he's caught in a town of fear terrorized by both federales and banditos, Shaw's going to have to be more than fast. He'll have to be deadly. Original.
Includes a free bonus: a Kate Daniels novella, "Magic Gifts" The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as "top-notch urban fantasy" (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate's world, and reveals its untold stories... After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano--the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea's former lover--die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world...
The "New York Times"-bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as "top-notch urban fantasy" ("Monsters and Critics"). Now, Andrews delves deeper into Kate's world and reveals its untold stories. Includes the bonus novella "Magic Gifts. "
From James Dashner, the New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series, comes an original thirty-page e-short returning fans to the fast-paced, high-tech world from The Eye of Minds, the first book in the Mortality Doctrine series. Find out how Gunner Skale, the best gamer on the VirtNet, becomes a legend in this story available exclusively online. Read it before book two in the series, The Rule of Thoughts, hits shelves in fall 2014.Praise for The Eye of Minds, Book One in the Mortality Doctrine series"More realistic and addictive than any video game--The Eye of Minds sucked me in from the very first page. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets The Matrix in a vividly rendered world of gamers, hackers, and cyber-terrorists. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!"--Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable "A gripping page-turner, Dashner's latest is sure to please."--BookPage "Full of action [and] a rather surprising twist that will leave you flipping pages."--fanboynation.com "An adrenaline rush." --School Library Journal "In typical Dashner style, this is quick and involving, with the main frustration being the wait time until the next book." --Booklist "High on concept, this is an intriguing read for the digital generation." --Kirkus Reviews"Dashner once again creates a dystopian world in which nothing is what it seems."-VOYAA Junior Library Guild Selection
On the runway of life, Tim Gunn is the perfect life coach. You've watched him mentor talented designers on the hit television show Project Runway. Now the inimitable Tim Gunn shares his personal secrets for "making it work"--in your career, relationships, and life. Filled with delightfully dishy stories of fashion's greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of Runway's biggest drama queens, and never-before-revealed insights into Tim's private life, Gunn's Golden Rules is like no other how-to book you've ever read. In the world according to Tim, there are no shortcuts to success. Hard work, creativity, and skill are just the beginning. By following eighteen tried-and-true principles, you can apply Tim's rules to anything you set your mind to. You'll learn why Tim frowns on displays of bad behavior, like the vitriolic outburst by Martha Stewart's daughter about her mother's name-brand merchandise. You'll discover the downfalls of divadom as he describes Vogue's André Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes and Anna Wintour being carried downstairs by her bodyguards. And you'll get Tim's view on the backstabbing by one designer on Project Runway and how it brilliantly backfired. Then there are his down-to-earth guidelines for making life better--for yourself and others--in small and large ways, especially in an age that favors comfort over politeness, ease over style. Texting at the dinner table? Wearing shorts to the theater? Not in Tim's book. Living a well-mannered life of integrity and character is hard work, he admits, but the rewards are many: being a good friend, being glamorous and attractive, and being a success-- much like Tim himself! He is never one to mince words. But Tim Gunn is always warm, witty, wise, and wonderfully supportive-- just the mentor you need to design a happy, creative, and fulfilling life that will never go out of style.
When Chinese alchemists fashioned the first manmade explosion sometime during the tenth century, no one could have foreseen its full revolutionary potential. Invented to frighten evil spirits rather than fuel guns or bombs-neither of which had been thought of yet-their simple mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal went on to make the modern world possible. As word of its explosive properties spread from Asia to Europe, from pyrotechnics to battleships, it paved the way for Western exploration, hastened the end of feudalism and the rise of the nation state, and greased the wheels of the Industrial Revolution.With dramatic immediacy, novelist and journalist Jack Kelly conveys both the distant time in which the "devil's distillate" rose to conquer the world, and brings to rousing life the eclectic cast of characters who played a role in its epic story, including Michelangelo, Edward III, Vasco da Gama, Cortés, Guy Fawkes, Alfred Nobel, and E. I. DuPont. A must-read for history fans and military buffs alike, Gunpowder brings together a rich terrain of cultures and technological innovations with authoritative research and swashbuckling style.
When Chinese alchemists fashioned the first manmade explosion sometime during the tenth century, no one could have foreseen its full revolutionary potential. Invented to frighten evil spirits rather than fuel guns or bombs-neither of which had been thought of yet-their simple mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal went on to make the modern world possible. As word of its explosive properties spread from Asia to Europe, from pyrotechnics to battleships, it paved the way for Western exploration, hastened the end of feudalism and the rise of the nation state, and greased the wheels of the Industrial Revolution. With dramatic immediacy, novelist and journalist Jack Kelly conveys both the distant time in which the "devil's distillate" rose to conquer the world, and brings to rousing life the eclectic cast of characters who played a role in its epic story, including Michelangelo, Edward III, Vasco da Gama, Cort s, Guy Fawkes, Alfred Nobel, and E. I. DuPont. A must-read for history fans and military buffs alike, Gunpowder brings together a rich terrain of cultures and technological innovations with authoritative research and swashbuckling style.
jeremy solters is a teenager growing up in the late twenty-first century. During the school year, his family lives in Southern California-but during the summer the whole family lives and works on the frontier of the Roman Empire. Not the Roman Empire that fell centuries ago, but a Roman Empire that never fell: a parallel timeline, one of an infinity of possible worlds. For in our timeline, we now have the technology to move among these worlds. Some are uninhabitable; some are ghastly, such as the one where Germany won World War II. But many are full of resources that our world can use. So we send traders and businesspeople-but to keep the secret of Crosstime Traffic to ourselves, these traders are trained, in whole,family groups, to pass as natives. It's a lot of work, especially since they're not willing to own slaves like everyone else in this version of Rome. And they spend a lot of time dealing with the local rules and regulations, where unofficial clout matters as much as official status and almost as much as money. Still, most of the time it's reasonably easy for the family to do good business, trading multigadget pocketknives and elaborate windup pocket watches for wheat. Then Jeremy's mother gets sick-really sick, the kind you can't cure with antibiotics. Both parents duck out through the gateway for a quick visit to the doctor. But while they're gone, the gateway stops working. So do the communications links to their home timeline. Jeremy and his sister are on their own, the Lietuvans are invading, the city is besieged, and there's only so much you can do when cannonballs are crashing through your roof ...
IN THE WINTER OF 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school chum's family home on assignment from a magazine to write an account of the estate's long famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than the quiet weekend at the quaint old family manse that she originally hoped for. There is some very unpleasant tension between family members -- the viscount and head of family is a strict and unyielding sort, insisting that everyone, especially his children, meet his own unreasonable expectations. Then, on the evening of the Guy Fawkes celebration, the viscount is found dead on the floor of his study, killed by his own hand. What's more, he apparently first killed a guest--a married woman visiting England from her home in Australia--before turning the gun on himself. Can he really be responsible for killing himself and a stranger from out of the country? Now it's up to Alec Fletcher, Daisy's husband and a detective chief inspector of Scotland Yard, to uncover the long-held family secrets and unravel the mystery behind these two deaths before anyone else can fall prey to the tragic cycle of events. There is far more than meets the eye in this situation, and finding the solution in time will require more than a little help from Daisy herself.
In a case that could change her career, Miranda uncovers a love that will change her life.When Miranda Hunt sees the classified ad for an heiress to the legendary Last Chance Ranch, she knows assuming the identity of Annie Beckman is the perfect cover. As one of the finest agents for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Miranda has been tasked with apprehending the Phantom--an elusive and notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling ranch.But she isn't the only one at the ranch with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggart is working undercover as well. Their true identities may be a secret, but it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the sparks flaring between them.Neither is about to let romance interfere with such a huge case. Besides, Miranda hasn't removed Jeremy from her list of suspects yet. The closer they get to uncovering the identity of the Phantom, the more dangerous he gets--and no one on the ranch is safe.The longer Miranda and Jeremy spend working together, the harder it becomes to keep their feelings in check. Their careers--and their lives--depend on solving this case. Love will just have to wait.". . . an absolute delight. I spent the whole book reading with a grin on my face." --Mary Connealy, best-selling author of Petticoat Ranch (for Dawn Comes Early)
Colley Donato, 29, has just been promoted. He used to be a small-time robber. Now he has killed a cop and all hell is about to break loose.
With a background in firearms instruction, sales, and organizations, Steier's knowledge has been cultivated through years of in-depth experience and per- sonal dedication. In Guns 101, Steier covers the basics (what guns are for and how they work), but also discusses many types of firearms, firearm accessories, and gun activities--enough to help any reader carry on an intelligent conversation. From shop etiquette to do-it-yourself repairs, Guns 101 answers all of your gun questions. Complete with diagrams and photographs that make all of the technical details clear, this book is essential reading for any newcomer to the world of guns.
He would be killed if he couldn't outguess the killers at his back. And Marshal John Banning knew it. He'd tracked the ruthless Wind River gang into the desert after they'd gunned down his nephew. But the gang had circled back and trapped him. And now, without water, he had two deadly choices: Die a slow death from thirst-or make a run for it and get a bullet through the head.
The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II. It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all-the titanic battle for Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich-all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson's accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.