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Cut Your Energy Bills Now: 150 Smart Ways To Save Money And Make Your Home More Comfortable And Green

by Bruce Harley

An engineer specializing in energy efficiency, Harley conducts seminars on construction, energy codes, and related topics. Here he offers homeowners advice on such matters as lighting and plug-in appliances, big appliances, hot water, heating and cooling, air leaks to the outside, insulation, and windows and doors. A chapter also suggests how to plan energy fixes by looking at a house as a single complex system. In many cases, he includes photographs of the work actually being done, but does not provide step-by-step details. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings

by Debra A. Harley Noel A. Ysasi Malachy L. Bishop Allison R. Fleming

This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U. S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Intersections of health, social, structural, and access disparities are shown affecting rural disabled populations such as women, racial and sexual minorities, youth, and elders. In terms of responses, a comprehensive array of healthcare and health policy solutions and recommendations is critiqued with regard to health, employment, and service effectiveness outcomes. Included among the topics: Healthcare initiatives, strategies, and challenges for people with disabilities in rural, frontier, and territory settings. Challenges faced by veterans residing in rural communities. The Asia and Pacific region: rural-urban impact on disability. Challenges after natural disaster for rural residents with disabilities. Meeting the needs of rural adults with mental illness and dual diagnoses. Capacity building in rural communities through community-based collaborative partnerships. Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings makes a worthy textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the fields of social work, community and environmental psychology, public health, sociology, education, and geography. Its professional audience also includes vocational rehabilitation counselors serving these dynamic populations.

The Prince and the Pauper

by John J. Harley Frank T. Merrill Mark Twain Victor Fischer Michael B. Frank

"What am I writing? A historical tale of 300 years ago, simply for the love of it." Mark Twain's "tale" became his first historical novel, The Prince and the Pauper, published in 1881. Intricately plotted, it was intended to have the feel of history even though it was only the stuff of legend. In sixteenth-century England, young Prince Edward (son of Henry VIII) and Tom Canty, a pauper boy who looks exactly like him, are suddenly forced to change places. The prince endures "rags & hardships" while the pauper suffers the "horrible miseries of princedom." Mark Twain called his book a "tale for young people of all ages," and it has become a classic of American literature. The first edition in 1881 was fully illustrated by Frank Merrill, John Harley, and L. S. Ipsen. The boys in these illustrations, Mark Twain said, "look and dress exactly as I used to see them cast in my mind. . . . It is a vast pleasure to see them cast in the flesh, so to speak." This Mark Twain Library edition exactly reproduces the text of the California scholarly edition, including all of the 192 illustrations that so pleased the author.

The Psychology of Language

by Trevor A. Harley

Now in full colour, this fully revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of language for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. It contains everything the student needs to know about how we acquire, understand, produce, and store language. Whilst maintaining both the structure of the previous editions and the emphasis on cognitive processing, this fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to include: the latest research, including recent results from the fast-moving field of brain imaging and studies updated coverage of key ideas and models an expanded glossary more real-life examples and illustrations. The Psychology of Language, Fourth Edition is praised for describing complex ideas in a clear and approachable style, and assumes no prior knowledge other than a grounding in the basic concepts of cognitive psychology. It will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of cognition, psycholinguistics, or the psychology of language. It will also be useful for those on speech and language therapy courses. The book is supported by a companion website featuring a range of helpful supplementary resources for both students and lecturers.

Talking the Talk: Language, Psychology and Science

by Trevor A. Harley

Language makes us human, but how do we use it and how do children learn it? Talking the Talk is an introduction to the psychology of language. Written for the reader with no background in the area or knowledge of psychology, it explains how we actually "do" language: how we speak, listen, and read. This book provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to psycholinguistics, the study of the psychological processes involved in language. It shows how it's possible to study language experimentally, and how psychologists use these experiments to build models of language processing. The book focuses on controversy in modern psycholinguistics, and covers the all the main topics, including how children acquire language, how language is related to the brain, and what can go wrong - and what can be done when something does go wrong. Structured around questions that people often ask about language, the emphasis of Talking the Talk is how scientific knowledge can be applied to practical problems. It also stresses how language is related to other aspects of psychology, particularly in whether animals can learn language, and the relation between language and thought. Lively and amusing, the book will be essential reading for all undergraduate students and those new to the topic, as well as the interested lay reader.

Arctic Blue Death: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

Short-listed for the 2010 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel The sparsely populated Arctic is no stranger to murder. The fourth in the Meg Harris series follows Meg’s adventures into the Candian Arctic as she searches for the truth about the disappearance of her father when she was a child. Many years ago, her father’s plane had gone missing in the Arctic and he was never seen again. What happened on that fateful flight? Thirty-six years later, her mother receives some strange Inuit drawings that suggest he might have survived. Intent on discovering the answers, no matter how painful, Meg travels to Iqaluit to find the artist and is sucked into the world of Inuit art forgery. Arctic Blue Death is not only a journey into Meg’s past and the events that helped shape the person she is today, but it’s also a journey into the land of the Inuit and the culture that has sustained them for thousands of years. Finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel. This is the fourth book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is A Green Place for Dying.

A Cold White Fear: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

Stranded by a blizzard at her isolated cabin, Meg Harris, an escapee from a failed marriage into the remote wilderness, finds herself in a desperate and terrifying situation when two strangers arrive. As night approaches, a major blizzard has cut off road access to Meg Harris’s isolated wilderness home, Three Deer Point. She is alone with her young friend Adjidamo, preparing for Christmas, when a knock suddenly echoes through the house. She finds two strange men at her front door, one of them bleeding. Against her better judgment, she lets them in. At that moment, the power goes out, plunging the group into total darkness and severing all phone links to the outside world. So begin a terrifying twenty-four hours that have Meg summoning up a courage she didn’t know she had to get herself and Adjidamo out alive.

Death's Golden Whisper: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

In the remote wilderness of West Quebec, where trees outnumber people a million to one and lakes a thousand to one, Death’s Golden Whisper opens with the sudden arrival of float planes bringing what Meg Harris believes are fishermen to the isolated northern lake she lives on. Within hours, she discovers that these men have come to develop a gold mine. She combines forces with Eric Odjik, chief of the neighbouring Migiskan reserve, to fight the mining company. The mine splits the Migiskan band into two opposing forces and ignites events that threaten Meg and lead to the mysterious disappearance of her friend Marie. As the search for Marie becomes more frustrating, another story unfolds and Meg discovers the mystery behind the intense feelings that bound her great-aunt to this lonely land until the day she died. This is the first book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is Red Ice for a Shroud.

A Green Place for Dying: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

Meg Harris’s friend has been missing for over two months, but she’s not the only one. Meg Harris returns to her home in the West Quebec wilderness after a trip. Upon her arrival she discovers that a friend’s daughter has been missing from the Migiskan Reserve for more than two months. Meg vows to help find the missing girl and starts by confronting the police on their indifference to the disappearance. During her investigation, she discovers that more than one woman has gone missing. Fearing the worst, Meg delves deeper and confronts an underside of life she would rather not know existed. Can she save the girl and others with little help and in the face of grave danger? This is the fifth book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book in the series is Silver Totem of Shame.

Meg Harris Mysteries 5-Book Bundle: Death's Golden Whisper / Red Ice for a Shroud / The River Runs Orange / Arctic Blue Death / A Green Place for Dying

by R. J. Harlick

"Skillfully weaves murder, greed, traditional customs, bonding and betrayal into a gripping read." - Chronicle-JournalIn one volume for the first time, this bundle presents the first five novels of the Meg Harris Mystery series by R.J. Harlick. Meg Harris, an amateur sleuth who drinks a little too much and is afraid of the dark, delves into the finds herself confronting an underside of life she would rather not know existed.Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel (Arctic Blue Death).A Green Place for Dying - A Meg Harris Mystery #5A friend of Harris’s has been missing for over two months, but she’s not the only one…Arctic Blue Death - A Meg Harris Mystery #4In search of the truth behind her father’s disappearance when she was a child, Meg travels to Iqaluit to investigate and is sucked into the world of Inuit art forgery.The River Runs Orange - A Meg Harris Mystery #3Meg Harris discovers the skull and bones of a woman whose very existence takes the archeological world by storm. But when her neighbours, the Migiskan Algonquin, declare their rights to the ancient remains, Meg becomes embroiled in a fight that pits ancient beliefs against modern ones and leads eventually to murder.Red Ice for a Shroud - A Meg Harris Mystery #2A young Qubcoise sneaks off to meet her Algonquin lover in an isolated hunting camp on the Migiskan Reserve. Five days later, Meg Harris discovers her frozen and brutalized body.Death’s Golden Whisper - A Meg Harris Mystery #1Meg Harris believes are fishermen to the isolated northern lake she lives on. Within hours, she discovers that these men have come to develop a gold mine. She combines forces with Eric Odjik, chief of the neighbouring Migiskan reserve, to fight the mining company. Watch for the next book in the Meg Harris Mystery series, Silver Totem of Shame, coming in May 2014.

Meg Harris Mysteries 6-Book Bundle: Silver Totem of Shame / Death's Golden Whisper / Red Ice for a Shroud / and 3 more

by R. J. Harlick

"Skillfully weaves murder, greed, traditional customs, bonding, and betrayal into a gripping read." - Chronicle-Journal In one volume for the first time, this bundle presents the first five novels of the Meg Harris Mystery series by R.J. Harlick. Meg Harris, an amateur sleuth who drinks a little too much and is afraid of the dark, finds herself confronting an underside of life she would rather not know existed. Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel (Arctic Blue Death). A Green Place for Dying - A Meg Harris Mystery #5 A friend of Harris’s has been missing for over two months, but she’s not the only one … Arctic Blue Death - A Meg Harris Mystery #4 In search of the truth behind her father’s disappearance when she was a child, Meg travels to Iqaluit to investigate and is sucked into the world of Inuit art forgery. The River Runs Orange - A Meg Harris Mystery #3 Meg Harris discovers the skull and bones of a woman whose very existence takes the archaeological world by storm. But when her neighbours, the Migiskan Algonquin, declare their rights to the ancient remains, Meg becomes embroiled in a fight that pits ancient beliefs against modern ones and leads eventually to murder. Red Ice for a Shroud - A Meg Harris Mystery #2 A young Quebecoise sneaks off to meet her Algonquin lover in an isolated hunting camp on the Migiskan Reserve. Five days later, Meg Harris discovers her frozen and brutalized body. Death’s Golden Whisper - A Meg Harris Mystery #1 Meg Harris believes there are fishermen on the isolated northern lake she lives on. Within hours, she discovers that these men have come to develop a gold mine. She combines forces with Eric Odjik, chief of the neighbouring Migiskan Reserve, to fight the mining company. Watch for the next book in the Meg Harris Mystery series, Silver Totem of Shame, coming in May 2014.

Meg Harris Mysteries 7-Book Bundle: A Cold White Fear / Silver Totem of Shame / A Green Place for Dying / and 4 more

by R. J. Harlick

Now in one volume, this bundle presents the first seven novels of the Meg Harris Mystery series by R.J. Harlick. Meg Harris, an amateur sleuth who drinks a little too much and is afraid of the dark, finds herself confronting an underside of life she would rather not know existed. Includes: A Cold White Fear: A Meg Harris Mystery #7 — NEW! Cut off by a blizzard at her isolated cabin, Meg and her young friend Adjidamo are caught off-guard by the arrival of two strange men, one wounded, which sparks a terrifying chain of events that has Meg fighting to get herself and Adjidamo out alive. Silver Totem of Shame: A Meg Harris Mystery #6 The murder of a young Haida carver reawakens sibling rivalries best forgotten and sends Meg Harris and her husband, Eric Odjik, to Haida Gwaii in search of a killer. A Green Place for Dying: A Meg Harris Mystery #5 A friend of Harris’s has been missing for over two months, but she’s not the only one. And four more: Arctic Blue Death: A Meg Harris Mystery #4 (Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel) The River Runs Orange: A Meg Harris Mystery #3 Red Ice for a Shroud: A Meg Harris Mystery #2 Death&#8217s Golden Whisper: A Meg Harris Mystery #1 “Skillfully weaves murder, greed, traditional customs, bonding, and betrayal into a gripping read.” — Chronicle-Journal

Purple Palette for Murder: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

With her husband under arrest for murder and Meg desperate to prove his innocence, she flies to Yellowknife, where a tangled web of family secrets and greed awaits her. Meg Harris is forced to leave the sanctuary of Three Deer Point and fly to Yellowknife, where her stepdaughter lies near death and her husband is in jail for killing a man. Expecting to find Eric shouting his innocence, she instead finds him cowed and willing to do hard time. But Meg doesn’t believe he’s guilty. Convinced that there’s more to the murder victim — and the attack on her stepdaughter — than the police think, Meg finds herself on a sordid trail of family secrets and greed, hoping she can prove her husband’s innocence. Fragments of an ancient embroidery lead her to a remote Dene hunting camp, where all is not what it seems.

Red Ice for a Shroud: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

A young Québécoise sneaks off to meet her Algonquin lover in an isolated hunting camp on the Migiskan Reserve. Five days later, Meg Harris discovers her frozen and brutalized body. The young Native is charged with her murder, and Meg feels responsible, since the young woman was a member of a crew which was helping her to clear some ski trails. Meanwhile both Meg and her friend, band chief Eric, are faced with another disaster. Someone is supplying the band’s children with drugs. Are the events connected? Meg, convinced of the innocence of the young man in the death of his lover, sets out to find the real killer against a backdrop of police prejudice. This is the second book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is The River Runs Orange.

The River Runs Orange: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

In the third action-packed thriller of the West Quebec series, Meg Harris is back more determined than ever to fight against injustice, but sometimes the line between right and wrong is fuzzy. During a wild, whitewater paddle down a wilderness river, Meg discovers the skull and bones of a woman whose very existence takes the archeological world by storm. But when her neighbours, the Migiskan Algonquin, declare their rights to the ancient remains, Meg becomes embroiled in a fight that pits ancient beliefs against modern ones and can only lead to murder. As Meg races to catch the killer, she finds herself once more daring the rivers fury, this time with the added horror of a raging forest fire. In this book R.J. Harlick explores the controversy surrounding ancient human remains. Who owns them, the museums that house the archeological finds or the First Nations descendents? Should they be used to further mans knowledge or returned to the earth to maintain peace and harmony? Questions to which there are no easy answers, as Meg Harris discovers when she tries to balance her love for Eric Odjik and her friendship with the Migiskan with her beliefs as a modern woman. This is the third book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is Arctic Blue Death.

Silver Totem of Shame: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

On Haida Gwaii, Meg unravels a story of betrayal that reaches back more than a century. While visiting Vancouver, Meg Harris encounters the crime scene of a murdered Haida carver. She and her husband Eric are forced to confront Eric’s painful past when the young victim’s identity is discovered. The repercussions send them up the coast to the islands of Haida Gwaii, land of the Haida, in search of the murdered boy’s family and his killer. As the search progresses, a totem pole carver sets out to depict the ancient tale of a long-ago chief’s treasure and how it incited deception and shame. This tragedy reaches its nasty tentacles into the present where Meg and Eric find themselves embroiled in a modern-day story of betrayal.

The Burdens of Sister Margaret

by Craig Harline

Based on a treasure trove of letters, this fascinating book tells the history of a seventeenth-century nun in a convent in Leuven and how her complaints of sexual harassment, fears of demonic possession, and alliances among the other sisters against her led to her banishment from the convent on two occasions. Highly acclaimed when it was first published as a revealing look at female religious life in early modern Europe, the book is now available in an abridged paperbound version with a new preface by the author.Reviews of the clothbound edition:"A window to the past. . . . I loved, just loved, this book."-Carolyn See, Washington Post "The world Mr. Harline uncovers is a fascinating one. . . . The story of Sister Margaret gives an extra dimension of humanity to a turning point in the history of ideas."-Sonia Gernes, Wall Street Journal"Better-than-fiction social history. . . . This is a glimpse into diaries, letters, hearts, minds, hatreds, and hopes; it will enthrall."-Christian Century"Harline's graceful writing allows the women and men in this religious community to breathe, gossip, pray with tears. . . . The Burdens of Sister Margaret helps us see the familiar Reformation in a fresh way."-Kevin A. Miller, Christianity Today"Microhistory at its best."-Larissa Taylor, Renaissance Quarterly

Sunday: A History of the First Day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl

by Craig Harline

The mere mention of "Sunday" will immediately conjure up a rich mix of memories, associations, and ideas for most anyone of any age. Whatever we think of--be it attending church, reading a bulky newspaper, eating brunch, or watching football-- Sunday occupies a unique place in Western civilization. But how did we come to have a day with such a singular set of traditions?

The 30-Day Praise Challenge

by Becky Harling

Discover the Power of Praising God When Becky Harling was diagnosed with cancer over ten years ago, she begged God for healing. A friend of hers had another idea. She challenged Becky to spend twenty minutes a day in praise. Becky thought, What if I'm not feeling thankful? But as she intentionally praised God, she began to experience new joy--and her relationship with God has never been the same. Now, in The Thirty-Day Praise Challenge, Becky guides you in praising God for twenty minutes every day for one month. Arranged topically, the book includes music selections to enhance your praise journey and creative ideas for continuing the habit of praise. As Becky writes, "If you take this challenge, your faith will grow more than you dreamed possible. You will experience more joy, less insecurity, more courage, less anxiety. Thirty days of praising God. Are you ready?"

The 30-Day Praise Challenge for Parents

by Becky Harling

One of the most powerful ways to love your kids may surprise you: develop a habit of praising God. In The 30-Day Praise Challenge for Parents, Becky Harling invites you to praise God for twenty minutes a day for one month. You'll be amazed at how praising God: Quiets your anxiety about your kids Provides a shelter of protection over your family Breaks the chains of generational sin Deepens your children's faith Strengthens your own spiritual lifeArranged topically, this book includes a list of selected songs and creative ideas for continuing the habit of praise throughout your parenting journey.

MRCS Revision Guide: Trunk and Thorax

by Leanne Harling Mazyar Kanani

The new MRCS structure replaces the vivas and clinical style examinations with an OSCE-based system. This revision guide - the first in a series - fully reflects this new format and provides a structured, systems-based approach to revision. Key aspects of anatomy, physiology, critical care, surgical pathology and operative care are combined whilst focusing on the questions commonly asked in the exam. The material is presented in a practical, question-and-answer based format to help readers retain details whilst providing all of the essential information needed for examination success. MRCS Revision Guide: Trunk and Thorax is a concise, clear pocketbook that reduces the need for bulky textbooks by providing a quick reference guide for busy surgical trainees. If you are studying for the MRCS examination, you need this book.

Archives of Empire: Volume I * From the East India Company to the Suez Canal

by Barbara Harlow Mia Carter

A rich collection of primary materials, the multivolume Archives of Empire provides a documentary history of nineteenth-century British imperialism from the Indian subcontinent to the Suez Canal to southernmost Africa. Barbara Harlow and Mia Carter have carefully selected a diverse range of texts that track the debates over imperialism in the ranks of the military, the corridors of political power, the lobbies of missionary organizations, the halls of royal geographic and ethnographic societies, the boardrooms of trading companies, the editorial offices of major newspapers, and far-flung parts of the empire itself. Focusing on a particular region and historical period, each volume in Archives of Empire is organized into sections preceded by brief introductions. Documents including mercantile company charters, parliamentary records, explorers' accounts, and political cartoons are complemented by timelines, maps, and bibligraphies. Unique resources for teachers and students, these books reveal the complexities of nineteenth-century colonialism and emphasize its enduring relevance to the "global markets" of the twenty-first century. Tracing the beginnings of the British colonial enterprise in South Asia and the Middle East, From the Company to the Canal brings together key texts from the era of the privately owned British East India Company through the crises that led to the company's takeover by the Crown in 1858. It ends with the momentous opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Government proclamations, military reports, and newspaper articles are included here alongside pieces by Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Benjamin Disraeli, and many others. A number of documents chronicle arguments between mercantilists and free trade advocates over the competing interests of the nation and the East India Company. Others provide accounts of imperial crises--including the trial of Warren Hastings, the Indian Rebellion (Sepoy Mutiny), and the Arabi Uprising--that highlight the human, political, and economic costs of imperial domination and control.

Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America

by Bill Harlow James E. Mitchell

In the dark days immediately after 9/11, the CIA turned to Dr. James Mitchell to help craft an interrogation program designed to elicit intelligence from just-captured top al-Qa'ida leaders and terror suspects. A civilian contractor who had spent years training U.S. military members to resist interrogation should they be captured, Mitchell, aware of the urgent need to prevent impending catastrophic attacks, worked with the CIA to implement "enhanced interrogation techniques"--which included waterboarding.In Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell now offers a first-person account of the EIT program, providing a contribution to our historical understanding of one of the most controversial elements of America's ongoing war on terror. Readers will follow him inside the secretive "black sites" and cells of terrorists and terror suspects where he personally applied enhanced interrogation techniques. Mitchell personally questioned thirteen of the most senior high-value detainees in U.S. custody, including Abu Zubaydah; Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the amir or "commander" of the USS Cole bombing; and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, terror attacks--obtaining information that he maintains remains essential to winning the war against al-Qa'ida and informing our strategy to defeat ISIS and all of radical Islam.From the interrogation program's earliest moments to its darkest hours, Mitchell also lifts the curtain on its immediate effects, the controversy surrounding its methods, and its downfall. He shares his view that EIT, when applied correctly, were useful in drawing detainees to cooperate, and that, when applied incorrectly, they were counter-productive. He also chronicles what it is like to undertake a several-years-long critical mission at the request of the government only to be hounded for nearly a decade afterward by congressional investigations and Justice Department prosecutors.Gripping in its detail and deeply illuminating, Enhanced Interrogation argues that it is necessary for America to take strong measures to defend itself from its enemies and that the country is less safe now without them than it was before 9/11.From the Hardcover edition.

Hard Measures

by Bill Harlow Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.

While the American public is aware of the CIA's use of highly controversial "enhanced interrogation techniques," few know the man who, in the wake of September 11, led all U.S. counterterrorism operations and oversaw the use of those procedures--procedures that obtained vital and timely intelligence and helped safeguard the nation from future attacks. Puerto Rican-born Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., served the United States for twenty-five years as an undercover officer before bringing his wealth of field knowledge to the CIA's Counterterrorism Center; now, in this riveting account and fascinating life story, one of America's top undercover operatives reveals how hard measures have derailed terrorist activity targeting the U.S., and saved countless American lives. Fully disclosed here for the first time are the undercover operations and tactics implemented during the George W. Bush presidency--which were approved by the highest levels of the U.S. government, certified as legal by the Department of Justice, and supported by bipartisan leadership of congressional intelligence oversight committees. But as the shock of 9/11 faded, the support that the intelligence community enjoyed and deserved gave way to shortsighted and potentially dangerous political correctness. One by one, the tools needed to successfully fight terrorism were banished, and the men and women who volunteered to carry out our nation's orders in combating al-Qa'ida found themselves second-guessed, hamstrung, and investigated-- including Rodriguez himself. In effect, the United States has chosen to willfully and unilaterally disarm itself in the war on terror. In Hard Measures, Rodriguez convincingly argues for the techniques used, and uncompromisingly details when these techniques were necessary, why they worked, and how, ultimately, they contributed to the capture of the world's most-wanted terror operatives, including Usama bin Ladin. From law school student to CIA recruit to his role as America's top spy, Rodriguez's full story is one of utmost importance--a rare, insider's look at an issue that demands attention. Above all, it's a reasoned, imperative, and fully informed case for hard measures, and an explosive and gripping account of the real war on terror-- where it's been and where it's headed. *** Terrorism has always been one of the toughest targets on which to collect intelligence. The secrets you want to steal frequently don't reside in computer systems, which can be hacked, or safes, which can be broken into, but in the inner recesses of a handful of individuals' minds. The cliché about intelligence work is that it is like working on a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle but not having the box top to show you what the finished picture should look like. If only it were that easy. In fact, it is more like working on a million-piece puzzle with no box top, and having millions more random pieces that look like they might fit, but actually are from different puzzles altogether. It fell to us to make sense of the countless fragments of information and to take action on the chunks of the puzzle, which represented a real and growing threat to the United States and our allies. --from Hard Measures

Beautiful Maids All in a Row: An Iris Ballard Thriller

by Jennifer Harlow

In this white-knuckle thriller for fans of Lisa Gardner and Karin Slaughter, a brilliant, troubled forensic psychologist finds herself matching wits with a frighteningly talented sociopath. Dr. Iris Ballard's glory days are behind her, so when Luke Hudson, her former FBI partner and onetime lover, asks for help constructing a psychological profile of an elusive serial killer who murders single mothers and dumps their bodies in the woods, Iris turns him away. She just wants to be left alone with her infomercials, her German Shepherd, and her vodka. That is, until she gets a peek at the case files. The media has dubbed him "the Woodsman." But after Iris learns the sickening details held back from the press, and as she sets foot onto the scene of his latest crime, she assembles a portrait of a more complicated, enigmatic, meticulous man. Control is his motivation. He thrives on it. Soon he even tries to manipulate the investigation by contacting Iris, hoping to rattle the woman he considers an intellectual equal. The game is on. Iris thinks she has a read on her target, enough to push his buttons, to make him lose control. But when the Woodsman gains the upper hand, Iris faces the most painful reckoning of all--with her own violent past.

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