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The Cut

by George Pelecanos

Exclusively available in this e-book edition of The Cut: a bonus work of short fiction by George Pelecanos entitled Chosen that focuses on Spero Lucas's early life and family. Spero Lucas has a new line of work. Since he returned home after serving in Iraq, he has been doing special investigations for a defense attorney. He's good at it, and he has carved out a niche: recovering stolen property, no questions asked. His cut is forty percent. A high-profile crime boss who has heard of Lucas's specialty hires him to find out who has been stealing from his operation. It's the biggest job Lucas has ever been offered, and he quickly gets a sense of what's going on. But before he can close in on what's been taken, he tangles with a world of men whose amorality and violence leave him reeling. Is any cut worth your family, your lover, your life? Spero Lucas is George Pelecanos's greatest creation, a young man making his place in the world one battle and one mission at a time. The first in a new series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, The Cut is the latest confirmation of why George Pelecanos is "perhaps America's greatest living crime writer." (Stephen King)

Cut and Run

by Matt Hilton

Ex-CIA and Special Ops, Joe Hunter made a lot of enemies during his covert career-but none worse than the powerful man he left for dead in South America. Now, seven years later, someone with Hunter's face has embarked on a horrific killing spree in Florida. Suddenly, people closely connected to the former military operative-turned-problem solver are dying-and when two cops who stop him for questioning are taken out by a sniper's bullets, Hunter finds himself on the run from the legitimate author- ities . . . and a killer's vengeance. With nowhere to hide except in the coldblooded mercenary world of wetwork specialists, Hunter knows he faces a blood storm unlike any he's encountered before-one that will force him to confront the damning shadows of his past as he fights, tooth and nail, for survival . . . and payback.

Cut and Run

by Carla Neggers

The largest uncut diamond in the world, the Minstrel's Rough, is little more than legend. Brought into the Pepperkamp family in 1548, it has been handed down to one keeper in each generation. Juliana Fall has inherited its splendor from her uncle-and, unwittingly, its legacy of danger.Juliana's mother wants nothing more than to bury her memories of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. But with the diamond in her daughter's keeping, Juliana's safety becomes entangled in the secrets of the past.There are others who seek the Minstrel's Rough. A U.S. senator who will risk his career and face the ultimate scandal to claim its value. A Nazi collaborator willing to do anything to possess it. And a Vietnam war hero turned journalist, chasing the story of this mythic stone.Now Juliana has only two choices: uncover the past before they do...or cut and run.

Cut and Run (Whit Mosley #3)

by Jeff Abbott

In this electrifying thriller featuring Whit Mosley, the Texas judge investigates his own past in a harrowing search for the mother who abandoned his family years ago. What he finds is a nightmare of double-crosses, vicious schemers, murder, and a conniving woman who may be plotting the cruelest betrayal of all...

Cut Both Ways

by Carrie Mesrobian

From William C. Morris YA Debut Award nominee Carrie Mesrobian, Cut Both Ways is an unflinching look at a high school senior who must come to terms with his attraction to both his girlfriend and his male best friend.It took Will Caynes seventeen years to have his first kiss. He should be ecstatic...except that it was shared with his best friend, Angus, while they were both drunk and stoned. Will's not gay, but he did sort of enjoy whatever it was he felt with Angus. Unsettled by his growing interest in Angus, Will avoids his friend, and even starts dating a sophomore, Brandy. When he's hooking up with her, he's totally into it, so he must be straight, right? Then why does he secretly keep going back to Angus?Confusing as Will's feelings are, they're a welcome distraction from his complicated home life. His father has started drinking earlier each day when he should be working on what seem like never-ending house renovations. And his mom--living in a McMansion with her new husband--isn't much help, just buying Will a bunch of stuff he doesn't need. Neither feels like much of a parent--which leaves Will on his own in figuring things out with his girlfriend and best friend. He loves them both, but deciding who to be with will ultimately hurt someone. Himself probably the most.

Cut Dead But Still Alive

by Gregory C. Ellison II

To cut dead means to refuse to acknowledge another with the intent to punish. Gregory Ellison says that this is the plight of African American young men. They are stigmatized with limited opportunity for education and disproportionate incarceration. At the same time, they are often resistant to help from social institutions including the church. They are mute and invisible to society but also in their inward being. Their voice and physical selves are not acknowledged, leaving them ripe for hopelessness and volatility. So if the need is so great yet the desire for help wanes, where is the remedy? Healing can begin by reframing the problem. While to cut dead is destructive, it also refers to pruning and repotting a disfigured plant--giving it new possibilities for life. In this provocative book, Ellison shows how caregivers can sow seeds of life, and nurture with guidance, admonition, training, and support in order to help create a community of reliable others, serving as an extended family.

Cut From the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend, and Tall Tale

by Robert D. San Souci

This book is a collection of twenty stories about legendary American women, drawing from folktales, popular stories, and ballads.

Cut Me In

by Ed Mcbain

When a Man's Partner is Killed,He's Supposed to Do Something About It. <P><P>Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered his other lovers, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency - me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...

Cut Me Loose

by Leah Vincent

In the vein of Prozac Nation and Girl, Interrupted, an electrifying memoir about a young woman's promiscuous and self-destructive spiral after being cast out of her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world. But the tradition-bound future Leah envisioned for herself was cut short when, at sixteen, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Leah's parents were unforgiving. Afraid, in part, that her behavior would affect the marriage prospects of their other children, they put her on a plane and cut off ties. Cast out in New York City, without a father or husband tethering her to the Orthodox community, Leah was unprepared to navigate the freedoms of secular life. She spent the next few years using her sexuality as a way of attracting the male approval she had been conditioned to seek out as a child, while becoming increasingly unfaithful to the religious dogma of her past. Fast-paced, mesmerizing, and brutally honest, Cut Me Loose tells the story of one woman's harrowing struggle to define herself as an individual. Through Leah's eyes, we confront not only the oppressive world of religious fundamentalism, but also the broader issues that face even the most secular young women as they grapple with sexuality and identity.

Cut Me Loose

by Leah Vincent

In the vein of Prozac Nation and Girl, Interrupted, an electrifying memoir about a young woman's promiscuous and self-destructive spiral after being cast out of her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world. But the tradition-bound future Leah envisioned for herself was cut short when, at sixteen, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Leah's parents were unforgiving. Afraid, in part, that her behavior would affect the marriage prospects of their other children, they put her on a plane and cut off ties. Cast out in New York City, without a father or husband tethering her to the Orthodox community, Leah was unprepared to navigate the freedoms of secular life. She spent the next few years using her sexuality as a way of attracting the male approval she had been conditioned to seek out as a child, while becoming increasingly unfaithful to the religious dogma of her past. Fast-paced, mesmerizing, and brutally honest, Cut Me Loose tells the story of one woman's harrowing struggle to define herself as an individual. Through Leah's eyes, we confront not only the oppressive world of religious fundamentalism, but also the broader issues that face even the most secular young women as they grapple with sexuality and identity.

Cut the Carbs: 100 Recipes to Help You Ditch White Carbs and Feel Great

by Tori Haschka

Cut the Carbs by Tori Haschka shows how to ditch white carbohydrates and eat low-GI "smart-carbs" instead. Inspirational! Cut the Carbs is the result of the many ways Tori Haschka discovered to happily avoid white carbs, taking inspiration from all over the world. Since changing her diet, she has felt healthier and gained energy, her skin has improved and she has lost weight and kept it off. So if you want more energy or simply want to be more adventurous in the kitchen and plan a mean that isn't based on bread, potatoes, pasta, or rice, look no further.

Cut Throat (Cat Dupree #2)

by Sharon Sala

He killed her once... <P> Throat slashed and left for dead next to her murdered father, a thirteen-year-old girl vows to hunt down the man who did this to them--Solomon Tutuola. Now grown, bounty hunter Cat Dupree lets nothing--or no one--stand in the way of that deadly promise. Not even her lover, Wilson McKay. <P> Their sexually charged encounters leave McKay wanting more, but Cat is determined to keep her distance. She doesn't need a man making emotional demands, not now, when revenge is near. <P> Suspecting that Tutuola is still alive, despite witnessing the horrific explosion that should have killed him, Cat follows a dangerous money trail to Mexico, swearing not to return until she's certain Tutuola is dead--even if it means destroying her very soul...

Cut to the Bone

by Jefferson Bass

In this long-awaited prequel to his New York Times bestselling series, Jefferson Bass turns the clock back to reveal the Body Farm's creation--and Dr. Bill Brockton's deadly duel with a serial killer In the summer of 1992, Arkansas governor Bill Clinton and Tennessee senator Al Gore begin their long-shot campaign to win the White House. On a sweltering hillside in Knoxville, Dr. Bill Brockton, the bright, ambitious young head of the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Department, launches an unusual--some would call it macabre--research facility, unlike any other in existence. Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement solve homicides. But the scientist's plans are derailed by a chilling murder that leaves him reeling from a sense of déjà vu. Followed by another. And then another: bodies that bear an eerie resemblance to cases from Brockton's past. The police chalk up the first corpse to coincidence. But as the body count rises, the victims' fatal injuries grow more and more distinctive--a spiral of death that holds dark implications for Brockton himself. If the killer isn't found quickly, the death toll could be staggering. And the list of victims could include Brockton . . . and everyone he holds dear.

Cut to the Chase

by Elle Keating

Between passion and peril lies the ultimate seduction . . . When Erin Whitley is alone with Chase Montclair, high above the city in his glittering penthouse, she sees a side of the legendary businessman no one ever sees. As powerful and commanding in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom, Chase can melt her with a word and thrill her with a touch. But when he bares his soul and tells her he loves her, Erin fears a dark secret from her past will destroy everything . . . Chase vows to protect Erin at any cost. Every night, he takes her in his arms and unleashes her wildest inhibitions. Every day, he wakes her with kisses and promises her more. But the deeper they fall in love, the closer the danger gets. If Erin wants to be freed her from her past, she will have to trust Chase with her life. And if Chase wants to be with Erin forever, he must risk losing her first.

Cut to the Chase

by Linda Venis

Accomplished writers from the renowned UCLA Extension Writers' Program provide an invaluable how-to book for aspiring feature film writers Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about how to navigate the choppy waters of show business. Enter Cut to the Chase, written by professional writers who teach in UCLA Extension Writers' Program, whose alumni's many credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl; Twilight; and the Academy Award nominated Letters from Iwo Jima. From learning how to identify story ideas that make a good movie to opening career doors and keeping them open, this authoritative, comprehensive, and entertaining book, edited by Writers' Program Director Linda Venis, will be the film-writing bible for decades to come.

Cut to the Corpse

by Lucy Lawrence

A sticky situation in the second Decoupage mystery. Decoupage teacher Brenna Miller is in over her head when she finds bride-to-be Tara with her fiance's dead best friend-and Tara holding the murder weapon. It's up to Brenna to get to the truth before Tara's future turns to shreds.

Cut Your Cholesterol

by Sarah Brewer

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) made by the body. It is essential for good health and is found in every cell in the body. However, a high cholesterol level in the blood (hypercholesterolaemia) is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Seven out of 10 people over the age of 45 have high cholesterol.bCut Your Cholesterol demystifies the subject quickly, clearly and concisely. Packed with accessible information about cholesterol and advice to help you identify if you have raised cholesterol levels, the book includes a clinically proven three-month programme to help you wash cholesterol out of your system and improve your cholesterol balance.

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)

Cute Grit

by Enfu

"A sumptuous, beautiful collection of cyborgs, sushi, and monsters-this book is a feast for the eyes and a phosphorescent display of creativity. Other than watching an octopus make love to a rainbow, I can't think of anything I'd rather stare at than this book." - Matthew Inman, creator of The OatmealIt's adorable, explosive and has more chibis than an Akibahara game store.Welcome to the whimsical world of Cute Grit, the digitally rendered pop art debut by video game developer and artist Enfu. Comprised of over 1,000 illustrations, this fantastical collection explores the intersections between video games, art and the Asian American experience through the lens of Enfu's wild, east-meets-west style. Re-discover your favorite game villains, cartoon characters, icons and cityscapes in a digital universe where Enfu unites the loveable, the warped, and the fantastic in a world both foreign and familiar, sweet and surly, gritty and cute.Ken "Enfu" Taya enjoys his day job in the video game industry as a developer for titles such as Halo 3 (XBO 360) and Scribblenauts Unmasked (WiiU, PC, 3DS). His commissioned illustrations and murals can be seen in stores and restaurants across the Pacific Northwest, and his popular bilingual comic, I Fart Rainbow, enjoys success in print and digital media outlets. Other Enfu collaborative projects include Enfu Snaps hats, Bombsheller leggings, and customized t-shirts. His first indie game, Matchfu, is set to release in late 2014. Ken Taya lives in Bellevue, Washington, with his wife and daughter.

The Cutie

by Donald E. Westlake

SOME PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEYMavis St. Paul had been a rich man's mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her.But the punk was innocent. He'd been set up to take the fall by some cutie who was too clever by half. My job? Find that cutie - before the cutie found me.

The Cutout

by Francine Mathews

Cutout: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people--usually an agent and a handler who do not want to meet because one or both may be under surveillance. A pawn. --The Encyclopedia of Espionage. In an electrifying thriller debut guaranteed to redefine the genre, Francine Mathews brings her expertise and experience as a former CIA analyst to a work of fiction that reads like the real thing -- in a breathtaking tale of a world on the brink of chaos and the one woman who can stop the deadly countdown to global terror. They were partners, lovers, soul mates in a business where betrayal is only a heartbeat away. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael lost her husband Eric when his plane was blown out of the sky by an elite group of terrorists known as 30 April. For two years she's headed an Agency task force tracking Eric's killers. Now, her dead husband has surfaced among those responsible for an explosion that rocks Berlin -- and for the daring kidnapping of the U. S. Vice President. The news sends CIA headquarters into turmoil. Desperate to bury evidence of a maverick agent, uncertain of Eric's motives and loyalties, the Agency plays its last, best card: Eric's wife -- the Cutout -- sent to Germany as bait to reel him and his VIP hostage in from the cold. Someone is trying to rewrite history and Eric alone knows who it is, how it is to be done, and when. Caroline's assignment is to learn whether Eric is a rogue agent gone bad -- or if he has thrown himself under deep cover to terminate a ruthless psychopath bent on changing the face of Europe. Torn between duty to country and the ghosts of her past, the Cutout swiftly finds herself drawn deep into a dizzying maze where one wrong turn will mean certain death. And in a game where even the life of a Vice President is a pawn, Caroline knows that the Cutout will be the first to fall. Peopled by a remarkable heroine and an authentic cast of characters, sparked with dizzying ambiguities and explosive climaxes, The Cutout is thriller writing at its finest -- and it introduces a masterful writer who will take the suspense genre by storm.

Cuts Like a Knife

by Darlene Ryan

Daniel's Crazy about Mac. She's smart, funny, loyal and fiercely independent. The only problem is, when life gets too hard for Mac, she runs away. But she always comes back. Except now Mac's grandmother is dead, their house is about to be torn down, and she's been humiliated in front of the entire school. When Daniel finds out Mac has been saying goodbye to her friends, she realizes she's planning on leaving for good. But can he find Mac before he loses her forever?

The Cutter Incident: How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis

by Paul A. Offit

Offit, the chief of the division of infectious diseases and professor of immunologic and infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of pediatrics at the U. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, brings his expertise to this fascinating and deeply troubling account, which describes the 1955 tragedy when Cutter Laboratories produced a tainted polio vaccine containing the live virus that was subsequently used for innoculations, with lethal results. Offit then relates the court case against Cutter, the precedent the verdict set in the pharmaceutical industry, and the impact it has had on vaccine production in the U. S. since. The account is based on primary documents and interviews with scientists, public officials, victims, and others. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Cutter's Run

by William G. Tapply

In the backwoods of Maine, Brady encounters a strange, racist conspiracyBrady Coyne is far from Boston when he stumbles across his latest case. He's in the beautiful Maine countryside, fishing and spending time with his beloved Alexandria Shaw, when he meets Charlotte Gillespie on the side of the road. A beautiful middle-aged black woman, she's walking into town with her dog in her arms. The puppy is near dead, having been poisoned--probably by the same person who spray-painted the swastika on Charlotte's property. After giving her a lift into town, Brady tries to find a way to help, but before Charlotte can explain her problems, she disappears.In unfamiliar territory, with a vanished client and rumors swirling around him, Brady tries to come to grips with the shadowy presence that has rotted this pleasant little town from the inside out. There are dangerous men in these woods--and anyone who would poison a puppy won't hesitate to kill a man.

The Cutting

by James Hayman

From New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Evanovich, another rollicking, sexy story of how far a couple will go to find true love--and keep it sizzling!When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets restaurateur Amanda Cole, it's love at first sight. While Amanda can't help noticing the superstar with the Greek-god build, he doesn't have a chance. A successful entrepreneur, Amanda doesn't need Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet.But Chase has heart as well as good looks, and he isn't about to strike out in this courtship. His hopes rally when Amanda discovers that squeaky-clean Chase has a few sexy and very secret pregame rituals that turn the smart businesswoman into his number one fan.Then a tabloid and a hidden camera threaten to turn the love of a lifetime into just another punch line. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences? Or will the pressure of Chase's stardom force them to call it quits?e next victim of the sadistic killer's blade.

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