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Blood Stones

by Evelyn Anthony

The diamond industry explodes in anarchy when a cache of rare gems is discovered in Russia in this intellectual thriller At London's Diamond Enterprises, a major crisis is brewing: In the tundra of northern Russia, a newly discovered mine is producing a cache of flawless, five-carat red diamonds. These dazzling "blood stones" are beyond price, and powerful jeweler Ivan Karakov is about to sign an exclusive contract with Moscow to sell the gems. He must be stopped before he destabilizes the market and sends the industry plunging into free fall. With the future of Diamond Enterprises at risk, its employees start scrambling for power. Young, ambitious James Hastings--whose beautiful wife, Elizabeth, is his most powerful asset as well as his most dangerous weakness--is sent to Russia to negotiate with Karakov. Chairman Julius Heyderman, haunted by his tragic past and troubled daughter, returns from South Africa to deal with longtime adversary Arthur Harris. Reece, trapped in a relationship he can't control, is universally hated by all at DE, while Ray Andrews seeks redemption for a terrible mistake and Ruth Fraser sleeps her way to the top in hopes of becoming DE's first female leader. A riveting tale of greed, betrayal, and industrial espionage, Blood Stones reveals how much people are willing to sacrifice for money.

The Blood Strand

by Chris Ould

Having left the Faroes as a child, Jan Reyna is now a British police detective, and the islands are foreign to him. But he is drawn back when his estranged father is found unconscious with a shotgun by his side and someone else's blood at the scene. Then a man's body is washed up on an isolated beach. Is Reyna's father responsible?Looking for answers, Reyna falls in with local detective Hjalti Hentze. But as the stakes get higher and Reyna learns more about his family and the truth behind his mother's flight from the Faroes, he must decide whether to stay, or to forsake the strange, windswept islands for good.

Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

by Anthony Ryan Hatch

Why do African Americans have exceptionally high rates of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity? Is it their genes? Their disease-prone culture? Their poor diets? Such racist explanations for racial inequalities in metabolic health have circulated in medical journals for decades. Blood Sugar analyzes and challenges the ways in which "metabolic syndrome" has become a major biomedical category that medical researchers have created to better understand the risks high blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat, and cholesterol pose to people. An estimated sixty million Americans are well on the way to being diagnosed with it, many of them belonging to people of color.Anthony Ryan Hatch argues that the syndrome represents another, very real crisis and that its advent signals a new form of "colorblind scientific racism"--a repackaging of race within biomedical and genomic research. Examining the cultural discussions and scientific practices that target human metabolism of prescription drugs and sugar by African Americans, he reveals how medical researchers who use metabolic syndrome to address racial inequalities in health have in effect reconstructed race as a fixed, biological, genetic feature of bodies--without incorporating social and economic inequalities into the equation. And just as the causes of metabolic syndrome are framed in racial terms, so are potential drug treatments and nutritional health interventions.The first sustained social and political inquiry of metabolic syndrome, this provocative and timely book is a crucial contribution to the emerging literature on race and medicine. It will engage those who seek to understand how unjust power relations shape population health inequalities and the production of medical knowledge and biotechnologies.

The Blood Sugar Solution

by Mark Hyman

The #1 bestseller that offers "a ground breaking, science-based, easy-to-follow prescription. Start your journey to healing now!" - Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, this book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

The Blood Sugar Solution

by Mark Hyman

In THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook

by Mark Hyman

In THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION COOKBOOK, Dr. Mark Hyman shares recipes that support the BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION lifestyle. In 1900, only two percent of meals in America were eaten outside the home; now it is over fifty percent. Dr. Hyman calls for readers to take back their health by taking back their kitchens. The major culprit of diabetes, obesity and heart disease is insulin imbalance. Following Dr. Hyman's scientifically based program for rebalancing insulin and blood sugar levels, this cookbook presents 175 delectable recipes that are free of allergens and harmful inflammatory ingredients. Readers will exchange toxic factory-made foods for nutritious and easy-to-make dishes such as Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Mexican Shrimp Ceviche, Tuscan Zucchini Soup, Raspberry Banana Cream Pie Smoothie, Chocolate Nut Cake, and more. THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION COOKBOOK will illuminate the inner nutritionist and chef in every reader.

Blood Sun

by David Gilman

Deep in the London underground, a train shudders across an unseen body. Days later, on the bleakness of Dartmoor, Max Gordon learns of a fellow student's death in the capital. Danny Maguire was carrying an envelope with Max's name on it--containing the secret of Max's mother's death. The clues take Max into the endangered rainforest of Central America where, hunted down by a ruthless killer, he must also escape the jaws of deadly crocodiles and flesh-eating piranhas. The truth Max is desperately trying to uncover lies deep within the dangerous forest's heart . . . if only he can stay alive to reach it.The third & final novel in David Gilman's supercharged sophisticated adventure series, perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz, James Patterson, and the Jason Bourne movies.From the Hardcover edition.

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers

by Colin Howell

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers looks at the contribution of sport to the making of the Canadian nation, focusing on the gradual transition from rural sporting practices to the emphasis on contemporary team sports that accompanied the industrial and urban transition. The book also analyzes sport's pre-eminent place in our contemporary consumer-oriented culture, and the sometimes ambivalent contribution of sport to a sense of Canadian identity. Intended as an introduction to the way in which social historians approach the history of sport, rather than as an exhaustive narrative of our sporting heritage, Colin Howell introduces readers to a number of important issues, including amateurism and professionalism, race and ethnicity, regionalism and nationalism, the impact of British and American sporting traditions upon Canadian sporting life, and the contemporary meaning of sport in a globalizing capitalist economy. He also investigates discourses about respectability and the display of the body, gender construction and sexual identities, the changing nature of the sporting marketplace over time, as well as the involvement of spectators, the media, and the state in the production of our national sporting life.While theoretical in approach, Blood, Sweat and Cheers also looks at the accomplishments of individual athletes, including Ned Hanlan, Maurice Richard, Barbara Ann Scott, Wayne Gretzky, and Donovan Bailey, as well as major sports teams, and covers a wide array of activities from hunting, rodeo, and native sporting traditions to those associated with the Olympic Games.

The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

by Gary J. Bass

A riveting history--the first full account--of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today.Giving an astonishing inside view of how the White House really works in a crisis, The Blood Telegram is an unprecedented chronicle of a pivotal but little-known chapter of the Cold War. Gary J. Bass shows how Nixon and Kissinger supported Pakistan's military dictatorship as it brutally quashed the results of a historic free election. The Pakistani army launched a crackdown on what was then East Pakistan (today an independent Bangladesh), killing hundreds of thousands of people and sending ten million refugees fleeing to India--one of the worst humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. Nixon and Kissinger, unswayed by detailed warnings of genocide from American diplomats witnessing the bloodshed, stood behind Pakistan's military rulers. Driven not just by Cold War realpolitik but by a bitter personal dislike of India and its leader Indira Gandhi, Nixon and Kissinger actively helped the Pakistani government even as it careened toward a devastating war against India. They silenced American officials who dared to speak up, secretly encouraged China to mass troops on the Indian border, and illegally supplied weapons to the Pakistani military--an overlooked scandal that presages Watergate. Drawing on previously unheard White House tapes, recently declassified documents, and extensive interviews with White House staffers and Indian military leaders, The Blood Telegram tells this thrilling, shadowy story in full. Bringing us into the drama of a crisis exploding into war, Bass follows reporters, consuls, and guerrilla warriors on the ground--from the desperate refugee camps to the most secretive conversations in the Oval Office. Bass makes clear how the United States' embrace of the military dictatorship in Islamabad would mold Asia's destiny for decades, and confronts for the first time Nixon and Kissinger's hidden role in a tragedy that was far bloodier than Bosnia. This is a revelatory, compulsively readable work of politics, personalities, military confrontation, and Cold War brinksmanship.

Blood Test

by Jonathan Kellerman

Dr. Alexander Delaware, a child psychologist in Los Angeles, is called in to evaluate the case of a leukemia patient whose parents want to discontinue chemotherapy. When the boy disappears from the hospital and his parents are found dead, the only leads are the boy's sensual older sister and a holistic-meditative cult called The Touch. Delaware's search for the child takes him to a small town near the Mexican border where he finally unearths the dark secrets kept by the boy's family and the townspeople. He also uncovers drugs and group sex in the commune and survives a few harrowing attempts on his life. (Particularly well-drawn is a failed assassination at the tale's end, which has intriguing mythic echoes.) As in his praised first novel, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, Kellerman draws on his experience as a clinical psychologist to enrich and broaden his considerable storytelling talents. Imbued with a vivid sense of place and featuring a strong supporting cast, including Milo Sturgis, Delaware's burly gay detective friend, this second adventure points happily toward an Alex Delaware series.

Blood Test (Alex Delaware #2)

by Jonathan Kellerman

Dr. Alexander Delaware, a child psychologist in Los Angeles, is called in to evaluate the case of a leukemia patient whose parents want to discontinue chemotherapy. When the boy disappears from the hospital and his parents are found dead, the only leads are the boy's sensual older sister and a holistic-meditative cult called The Touch. Delaware's search for the child takes him to a small town near the Mexican border where he finally unearths the dark secrets kept by the boy's family and the townspeople. He also uncovers drugs and group sex in the commune and survives a few harrowing attempts on his life. (Particularly well-drawn is a failed assassination at the tale's end, which has intriguing mythic echoes.) As in his praised first novel, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, Kellerman draws on his experience as a clinical psychologist to enrich and broaden his considerable storytelling talents. Imbued with a vivid sense of place and featuring a strong supporting cast, including Milo Sturgis, Delaware's burly gay detective friend, this second adventure points happily toward an Alex Delaware series.

The Blood That Stains Your Hands (DS Thomas Hutton #3)

by Douglas Lindsay

A haunting new Detective Sergeant Thomas Hutton police thriller. A young girl stands at a window in the middle of the night, looking across the street at a man with a Bible. A stained-glass Jesus in blue looks down on the lost church. A woman hangs by the neck from a bridge in the public park, angel's wings on her back. A teenage boy lies in a bath, the water turned blood red. Four church congregations have been told to unite, with unholy consequences. One by one the victims fall, as DS Hutton and DCI Taylor are drawn into the troubled and duplicitous world of the Christian Church, as its numbers fall and members fight over the scraps of diminishing power. And for Hutton, at last, it seems there may be the chance to receive absolution for past sins.

Blood Therapy

by Lynda Hilburn

Kismet Knight knows exactly how to handle her patients, but when it comes to her love life, she's on less steady ground. That was until she met master vampire . . .Devereux, an 800-year-old hunk, not only managed to convince the entirely rational shrink that vampires really do exist--he also convinced her to start dating him.Kismet's still having nightmares after being kidnapped by Lucifer, a schizophrenic vampire. From a therapeutic perspective she finds his split personalities fascinating--but she's constantly terrified. And Dev's become obsessed with finding Lucifer--before he comes after Kismet again. So much for her nice, ordinary life . . .

Blood Tide

by Don Pendleton

INFILTRATE AND DESTROYMack Bolan's hard probe against pirates raiding, looting and murdering in the Asian Pacific reveals a plot of holy terror: an army of religious fanatics is planning a gruesome jihad against Western invaders.Hopped up on homegrown hash, the enemy fights hard, wages war and follows the orders of a mysterious, charismatic leader. Bolan knows his best and only shot is to go undercover as a fellow fanatic, a convert born of hate in the killing fields of Kosovo.Joining the ranks and preparing to lead the slaughter, the Executioner uncovers a deadly conspiracy that chills his blood. Much bigger than piracy in the Asian shipping lanes, it's a working plan to explode dirty bombs in every major port in the Pacific.

Blood Tide (Executioner #326)

by Don Pendleton Chuck Rogers

INFILTRATE AND DESTROY Mack Bolan's hard probe against pirates raiding, looting and murdering in the Asian Pacific reveals a plot of holy terror: an army of religious fanatics is planning a gruesome jihad against Western invaders. Hopped up on homegrown hash, the enemy fights hard, wages war and follows the orders of a mysterious, charismatic leader. Bolan knows his best and only shot is to go undercover as a fellow fanatic, a convert born of hate in the killing fields of Kosovo. Joining the ranks and preparing to lead the slaughter, the Executioner uncovers a deadly conspiracy that chills his blood. Much bigger than piracy in the Asian shipping lanes, it's a working plan to explode dirty bombs in every major port in the Pacific.

Blood Tie

by Mary Lee Settle

The story tells the political, social, psychological and anthropological aspects of American and European expatriates who took refugee in an ancient Turkish city. <P><P> Winner of the 1978 National Book Award.

Blood Ties

by Kevin Emerson

Blood is thicker--and more tempting--than waterFinally, school's out for summer. To avoid the lethal sun, the Nocturne family is taking a trip to Isla Necrata, the exclusive resort owned by the Half-Light Consortium, whose destinations are always located near a natural disaster, which makes for plenty of vampire fun. But for Oliver, it's hard to look forward to a big dose of time with his family when everything he does seems to disappoint them. Luckily, they stop to visit some Old World relatives in Morosia on the way. Though Oliver's grandparents may be bloodthirsty and gothic, at least they still seem to like him. And the timing is convenient: Emalie is in nearby Rome searching for an oracle who may be the key to Oliver's prophecy. But what the three friends discover in the ruins of Rome and the dark passages of Morosia will forever change their understanding of Oliver's destiny and the dangerous lengths to which Half-Light would go to see his prophecy fulfilled.

Blood Ties

by Kay Hooper

New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper takes us to the outer reaches of fear in Blood Ties, as the Special Crimes Unit is targeted by a monster intent on destroying both Noah Bishop and his people. A series of grisly murders has left a trail of blood across three states, bringing the Special Crimes Unit to a small Tennessee town. There, two more brutal killings lure Noah Bishop and the SCU into what may be the ultimate trap, and lead Special Agent Hollis Templeton into a dangerous attraction--and a serial murder investigation that turns very, very personal. In her time with the SCU, Hollis has shown an uncanny ability to survive even the deadliest attacks. But what she can't know is that this killer intends to destroy the team from within. As the body count climbs, and Bishop and his agents race to uncover the true identity of their enemy, not even their special senses can warn them just how bloody, and how terrifyingly close, the truth will be.

Blood Ties

by Sharon Sala

The truth will set you free&#151if it doesn't get you killedSavannah Slade is not the person she thought she was. The reading of her "father's" will has led her to a world-shattering revelation: her sisters are not her blood kin-and she may be the heiress to a massive fortune. Her not-quite-fiancé Judd doesn't care where she came from-he only wants her by his side. But the primal need to uncover her past wins out, and Savannah trades the Montana ranges for Miami's moneyed oceanside enclaves. The wealthy and powerful Stoss family is less than overjoyed to find that Gerald Stoss's daughter has emerged from the past. But theirs is a clan seldom troubled by...inconveniences. They've always had the means to eradicate any blemish on their perfect lives. One more won't make a difference.

Blood Ties

by Ipek Yosmaoğlu

The region that is today Macedonia was long the heart of the Ottoman Empire in Europe. It was home to a complex mix of peoples and faiths who had for hundreds of years lived together in relative peace. To be sure, these people were no strangers to coercive violence and various forms of depredations visited upon them by bandits and state agents. In the final decades of the nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, however, the region was periodically racked by bitter conflict that was qualitatively different from previous outbreaks of violence. In Blood Ties, Ipek K. Yosmaoglu explains the origins of this shift from sporadic to systemic and pervasive violence through a social history of the "Macedonian Question." Yosmaoglu's account begins in the aftermath of the Congress of Berlin (1878), when a potent combination of zero-sum imperialism, nascent nationalism, and modernizing states set in motion the events that directly contributed to the outbreak of World War I and had consequences that reverberate to this day. Focusing on the experience of the inhabitants of Ottoman Macedonia during this period, she shows how communal solidarities broke down, time and space were rationalized, and the immutable form of the nation and national identity replaced polyglot, fluid associations that had formerly defined people's sense of collective belonging. The region was remapped; populations were counted and relocated. An escalation in symbolic and physical violence followed, and it was through this process that nationalism became an ideology of mass mobilization among the common folk. Yosmaoglu argues that national differentiation was a consequence, and not the cause, of violent conflict in Ottoman Macedonia.

Blood Ties and Leather Restraints

by Sierra Brave

While fleeing her arranged marriage to her sister's former beau, Mafia princess Bianca D'Alisa is captured by an even more dangerous suitor. Just the name Gaius Kane is enough to strike terror into the heart of any resident of New Issa Island, but when this powerful and enigmatic man bears his fangs for Bianca, he propels the naïve young woman into a world of dark secrets and temptations she could have never previously imagined.

Blood Ties: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel

by Kay Hooper

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Timesbestselling author Kay Hooper takes us to the outer reaches of fear in Blood Ties, as the Special Crimes Unit is targeted by a monster intent on destroying both Noah Bishop and his people. A series of grisly murders has left a trail of blood across three states, bringing the Special Crimes Unit to a small Tennessee town. There, two more brutal killings lure Noah Bishop and the SCU into what may be the ultimate trap, and lead Special Agent Hollis Templeton into a dangerous attraction-and a serial murder investigation that turns very, very personal. In her time with the SCU, Hollis has shown an uncanny ability to survive even the deadliest attacks. But what she can't know is that this killer intends to destroy the team from within. As the body count climbs, and Bishop and his agents race to uncover the true identity of their enemy, not even their special senses can warn them just how bloody, and how terrifyingly close, the truth will be.

Blood Ties Bundle

by Jennifer Armintrout

When ER doctor Carrie Ames is attacked in the morgue one night by a reanimated corpse, it's the beginning of a whole new "life" for her. As she discovers what she has become, she enters the world of mythic creatures of the night and is plunged into a monumental struggle between those who would restrain the powers of vampires and those who aspire to dominate mankind. Enter the spine-tingling realm of Jennifer Armintrout's Blood Ties and be swept up in heartstopping thrills and dark passions. Bundle includes Blood Ties Book One: The Turning, Blood Ties Book Two: Possession, Blood Ties Book Three: Ashes to Ashes and Blood Ties Book Four: All Souls' Night.

Blood Ties: A Father Dowling Mystery

by Ralph Mcinerny

Henry Dolan's granddaughter, Martha Lynch, adopted twenty-three years earlier by Henry's daughter and son-in-law, has decided she wants to find her birth parents. Her adopted parents are frantic over the idea of losing her, so Henry seeks out the popular pastor of St. Hilary's parish in Fox River, the parish that married the Dolans and baptized their children. Father Dowling is well known for his sensitivity and patient nurturing of his parishioners, and Henry hopes that the pastor can find a solution to this problem threatening his family's peace. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Dolans and the Lynches, Martha's birth father, Nathaniel Fleck, has contacted Martha's real mother, Madeline Lorenzo, for details about Martha. Madeline doesn't want to intrude on the young woman's life, nor does she want to upset her own. But he won't leave her alone, and so she turns in her panic to Amos Cadbury, a lawyer and one of Father Dowling's best friends, for advice. When Nathaniel is murdered two days later, Dowling and Cadbury come together to juggle their responsibilities to the families involved while uncovering the truth behind the murder.

Blood Toll

by Don Pendleton

Tensions are at an all-time high when Chinese and American fighter jets engage each other over the island of Taiwan. As diplomats point fingers, the situation behind the scenes grows dire. Intelligence reports indicate a terrorist group--backed by highranking offi cials in the Chinese government--has established itself on U. S. soil. Using hi-tech jammers, the terrorists have blocked all communication with the outside world. With the city of Honolulu under siege and the death toll climbing, there's only one man who can take the enemy down. Going in alone, Mack Bolan infiltrates the terror cell. Another Pearl Harbor is at stake. This time China may have started the war, but the Executioner is determined to end it.

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