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In 1985, Libby Riddles made history by becoming the first woman to win the 1,100-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race. This brand-new edition of Riddles' timeless adventure story is complete with updated narrative details, sidebars on all aspects of the race, photographs, and all-new illustrations by beloved illustrator Shannon Cartwright. An inspiration to children and adults everywhere, this is a compelling first-hand account of the arctic storms, freezing temperatures, loyal sled dogs, and utter determination that defined Riddles' Iditarod victory.
As a wolfwalker, Dion made an ideal border scout. She could experience the woods and mountains through the senses of her companion, the wolf Gray Hishn; even the wild wolves fed her their impressions. And that was how she knew that in the beleaguered lands across the border, something unspeakable was happening. The wolves were fleeing in droves. And those that remained behind had cut Dion off from their packsong. Nothing but their terrible grief and despair leaked through. Dion knew that time was running out for the people on the other side of the border -- and for wolves everywhere. Her only hope lay with an ancient rite that had remained untested for generations -- the Calling of the wolves!
Matt Stromsoe has come a long way since his wife and son were killed in an explosion meant for him. Wounded severely in both body and spirit, Stromsoe gave up the last thing that held any meaning for him-his job on the police force-and proceeded to hit rock bottom, hard. That was a lifetime ago, and finally the spiral of personal destruction and despair seems to have come to an end. The man responsible for the murders-Stromsoe's best friend from childhood and his wife's old lover-is behind bars and Stromsoe has put the past behind him, rescued from the abyss by a former colleague who offers him a job at his private security firm. Stromsoe's first assignment is to protect local television personality Frankie Hatfield from a stalker. But the further Stromsoe is drawn into this case, the more he finds that the net of intrigue is wide and ultimately leads back to the man who killed his family. As events conspire against him, Stromsoe learns that prison is no safeguard against revenge. T. Jefferson Parker has been hailed as belonging "in the first rank of American crime novelists" (Washington Post Book World) and praised for "some of the finest writing you'll ever read" (Chicago Sun-Times). Superbly crafted, emotionally complex, and filled with heart-stopping action, Storm Runners proves why the novels of T. Jefferson Parker are impossible to resist.
Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day--they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. The sixthborn son must find a way to trust his Destined bride... First, his guarded refuge is breached. And now, the worst crime against Rydan of Nightfall: Rora, a pesky, privacy-invading foreigner, likes him and won't leave him alone! Rydan knows he's as appealing as a rosebush stripped of its blooms, so why does she persist? Any normal maiden should be seeking less thorny company than his. But Rora isn't normal. She knows what torments Rydan. And only she can persuade him to put it right before it destroys him. But Rora has her own secret--one of such power that mages have killed in order to possess it. In the wrong hand, power could annihilate their world. In the right hands, it could change her and Rydan's fate forever.
In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II, as Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of USS Walker, cast into that alternate earth, continue to fight the war that rages across the globe. In the Pacific, as USS Walker is repaired and updated after a previous battle and Reddy is healing from his wounds, planning begins for a bold raid on the very heart of the Grik Empire. But time is running out for the Alliance army in Indiaa, and the Allied forces in the west must gather in an unprecedented land, air, and sea campaign to destroy the mighty Grik battle fleet and break through to their relief. All other plans go on hold when the attempt proves more difficult--and more heartbreakingly costly--than anyone imagined. Meanwhile, the struggle continues on other fronts near and far: in the jungles of Borno in distant Southern Africa and in the Americas, where the allies are finally learning the terrible truth about the twisted Dominion. The Alliance is on the offensive everywhere, but their enemies have a few surprises, including new weaponry and new tactics...and a stunning geographic advantage that Reddy never suspected. Until now.
In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II, as Lieutenant Reddy and the crew of USS Walker, cast into that alternate earth, continue to fight the war that rages across the globe. In the Pacific, as USS Walker is repaired and updated after a previous battle and Reddy is healing from his wounds, planning begins for a bold raid on the very heart of the Grik Empire. But time is running out for the Alliance army in Indiaa, and the Allied forces in the west must gather in an unprecedented land, air, and sea campaign to destroy the mighty Grik battle fleet and break through to their relief. All other plans go on hold when the attempt proves more difficult--and more heartbreakingly costly--than anyone imagined. Meanwhile, the struggle continues on other fronts near and far: in the jungles of Borno in distant Southern Africa and in the Americas, where the Allies are finally learning the terrible truth about the twisted Dominion. The Alliance is on the offensive everywhere, but their enemies have a few surprises, including new weaponry and new tactics ... and a stunning geographic advantage that Reddy never suspected. Until now.
Pandora the cat becomes a lighthouse keeper and saves the life of Seabold the dog, and together the two of them create a family with three young mice rescued from the sea. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Orokos is a city of chaos, lashed by probability storms that re-order the world wherever they strike. Three of its denizens discover a map that holds the key to the secret at the heart of Orokos, but there are others who would do anything to get their hands on that power.
Eric Berger: A loyal German naval officer, he was torpedoed and rescued by a Portuguese freighter. Now, in Germany's darkest days, he's sailing a 19th-century ship from Brazil into the fires of war-for a chance to see his children again. Paul Gericke: The small German U-boat ace was a warrior's warrior. Ordered on a suicidal mission against the Royal Navy, he is taken prisoner-but his enemies may not be able to hold him. Harry Jago: A Yale dropout, he fought on PT boats in the Pacific and survived at Omaha Beach. Now he's twenty-five going on fifty, and headed for a mission that will change his life. Janet Munro: A beautiful, tough-talking American doctor, she has seen the worst of London's bombing terror. But when a Navy man gets her involved in a prisoner-of-war detail, she's facing a new side of war.
An examination of the imminence of Christ's return in light of today's headlines and the events recorded in Scripture. The morning newspapers are jammed with alarming headlines and stories asking questions no one can answer. In Storm Warning, Billy Graham examines the problems facing America today compared with what is to come as revealed in the Bible. He answers the tough questions as only he can with astute biblical insight, and points to the hope and renewal found in Christ--for our families, our nation, and our world. Includes an in-depth analysis of the four horsemen of Revelation chapter six as well as insight on: Signs of the timesThe ApocalypseStanding before God
Storm Novelo can't understand why she's messing up more now than before she became a Christian. Believing she's at least partly to blame for her dad's depression, Storm determines to make him proud by joining the Quiz Bowl team, a move that pits her against Cameron Worthington the Third and teammates who'll do everything they can to see her fail.
The Perfect Storm on the prairie, Storm Warning is a compulsively readable account of one of the most terrible tornadoes in history -- and the extraordinary people who kept it from becoming the deadliest. May 3, 1999, is a day that Oklahomans will never forget. By the time the sun set over a ravaged plain, some 71 tornadoes had claimed 11,000 homes and businesses and caused a billion dollars in damages. One of them was a mile-wide monster of incredible power, the fiercest F5 twister to hit a metropolitan area, and whose 300 mph winds were the fastest ever recorded on the planet. Veteran journalist Nancy Mathis draws on numerous interviews to weave the story of those few terrifying hours that irrevocably changed the lives of many Oklahomans. Storm Warning features Kara Wiese, who fought to save her son from the fatal winds, and Charlie Cusack, who followed the tornado's progress on television until it came knocking on his front door. Amazingly, only thirty-eight people perished at the hands of the Oklahoma F5. Many lives were saved by the efforts of professionals such as Ted Fujita, the creator of the Fujita Scale (dubbed "Mr. Tornado" for his relentless pursuit to unravel a twister's mysteries); the oft-criticized but dogged government meteorologists; and Gary England, a resourceful TV weatherman whose tireless efforts prepared hundreds of people in the tornado's path. Storm Warning alternates between personal stories and the history of the struggle to understand this bewildering force of Mother Nature, creating a nail-biting, captivating look at surviving the fury from the skies.
He was her safe harbor...Elisa Montoya was haunted by half memories too painful to remember-vague recollections of her boyfriend's suicide and her accident. Even escaping to Double Dare Island for a vacation didn't help, especially not when she stepped into the path of a deadly hurricane-and of a killer who intended she never regain her memory of that fateful night.When Dr. F. Storm Delaney pulled her out of the churning sea and swirling winds, he had no idea how much this woman needed saving. Trapped on the battered island, the eerie chills and bizarre accidents having followed her, Elisa needed Storm to help her remember. But the secrets she'd locked away could either free her to love her protector...or get her killed.A woman alone...with no one to trust. Where can she run? Straight into the arms ofHER PROTECTOR
<p> <em>"This is an elegiac noir for the memory of a place, delivered in a prose as bleakly beautiful as the setting."</em> <strong><em>--The Guardian</em></strong></p> <p> Still recovering from the harrowing case that ended his police career, Doug Michie returns to his boyhood home of Ayr on Scotland’s wind-scarred west coast. He hopes to rebuild his shattered life, get over the recent failure of his marriage and shed his demons, but the years have changed the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns.</p> <p> When Doug meets an old school-days flame, Lyn, he feels his past may offer the salvation of a future. But Lyn’s son has been accused of murder and she begs Doug to find the truth.</p> <p> Soon Doug is tangled in a complicated crimeweb of corrupt politicians, frightened journalists and a police force in cahoots with criminals. As he uncovers illicit smuggling activities at the town’s port and falls firmly on the wrong side of eastern European ganglords, the problems he left behind in Ulster are now the least of his worries. Only Burns’ philosophical musings offer Doug some shelter as he wanders the streets of Auld Ayr battling The Storm Without.</p> <p> <em>The Storm Without </em>is a 45,000-word novella, first serialised in the Ayrshire Post.</p> <p> "This is the Great Scottish Novel, got it all and just a wee shade more ... Classic."<br /> —Ken Bruen, author of <em>Headstone</em></p> <p> "highly entertaining, fast paced and tightly, almost sparingly, written"<br /> —Undiscovered Scotland</p> <p> "a thrilling piece of crime writing"<br /> —Scottish Field</p> <p> "cracking stuff"<br /> —You Would Say That, Wouldn't You?</p> <p> Praise for Tony Black</p> <p> "Black's dialogue and atmosphere crackle with authenticity."<br /> —The Times</p> <p> "If you're a fan of Rankin, Mina or Welsh this is most certainly one for you."<br /> —The Scotsman</p> <p> “Tony Black’s first novel hits the ground running, combining a sympathetic ear for the surreal dialogue of the dispossessed with a portrait of a city painted in the blackest humour.”<br /> —The Guardian</p> <p> “The enigmatic Dury continues to be the punk rocker of the Scottish crime scene – anarchic, rebellious and never afraid to shove his Doc Martens where they’re not wanted.”<br /> —Daily Record</p> <p> “Tony Black is my favourite British crime writer and Gus Dury the genre’s most interesting protagonist. Like his previous books, <em>Loss</em> has the power, style and street swagger that makes most of his contemporaries a little bland by comparison.”<br /> —Irvine Welsh</p> <p> <strong>About the author:</strong></p> <p> Tony Black is Irvine Welsh’s favourite British crime writer. The author of six critically acclaimed crime novels, his works include the Gus Dury PI series: <em>Paying For It</em>, <em>Gutted, Loss</em> and <em>Long Time Dead</em>. His police inspector series, featuring DI Rob Brennan, includes the titles <em>Truth Lies Bleeding</em> and <em>Murder Mile</em>. A heist novella, <em>R.I.P Robbie Silva</em> is also available from Blasted Heath.</p> <p> Before turning to the novel, Black was an award-winning national newspaper journalist covering subjects as diverse as crime and nightclub reviews.</p> <p> </p>
Deep in the cavern kingdom of Thorbardin, the powerful Stormblade is secretly crafted by an elderly dwarf-master. A Kingsword, it is intended to break the deadlock among the ruling council of Thanes. When Stormblade is stolen and turns up years later, a series of exciting and deadly events are set in motion Only a heroic dwarf knows the magic of Stormblade, and he sets out to recover the weapon, amidst a land rife with war and treachery...
The spellbinding final installment of "The Alliance of Light". Though Athera may be free, the fight is far from over! The heart stopping conclusion to the Alliance of Light series brings Lysaer's army of Light to besiege the great citadel of Alestron. Master of Shadow, Arithon, with barely a moment's recuperation from his victory over the necromancers, has discovered that young Jeynsa s'Valerient whom he has sworn to protect, has joined the ranks of his disowned allies within the threatened citadel. Worse, following a failed rescue attempt, his beloved Elaira, his double, Fionn Areth, and the spellbinder Dakar are also trapped within Alestron's walls. The chancy wiles of Davien the betrayer must spirit Arithon across the enemy lines to attempt a bold and perilous rescue mission. Arithon must seek the heart core of his talent, even while embroiled in a savage battle against those he has vowed to protect. But treachery strikes from deep within the duke's ranks. Lysaer's fanatics will be unleashed to claim their bloody revenge. With the Fellowship Sorcerers in mortal danger, and all under threat from a collapsing grimward, Davien the betrayer is unable to intercede to save his colleagues and so will be forced to invoke the dire terms of an ancient and most secretive bargain. Arithon stands alone at the hour of reckoning as the true purpose of the Koriani enchantresses becomes, at long last fully, unveiled -- with the covetous Prime Matriarch now poised to snatch a prize, a prize beyond that of merely integrity and life!
"I have a burning desire to tell people who are hurting that there is a way out of their pain. . . There is hope for their lives." Stormie Omartian tells her compelling story of a childhood marred by physical and emotional abuse that eventually led her into the occult, drugs, and tragic relationships. Finding herself overwhelmed by fear and on the verse of suicide, she shares with us the turning point that changed her life and reveals the healing process that brought freedom and wholeness beyond what she ever imagined. In this poignant drama, there is help and hope for anyone who has been scarred by the past or feels imprisoned by deep emotional needs. It is a glorious story of how God can bring life out of death.
Abused by American soldiers during an incarceration in Europe, Henri Cazaux has waited years to exact revenge on the U.S. He uses commercial aircraft to deploy bombs on major U.S. airports--killing thousands, halting air traffic, and creating national panic. Rear Admiral Ian Hardcastle and It. Col. Al Vincenti are ordered to reestablish security in the skies.
ONE HIJACKED SHUTTLE OUT OF CONTROL IN OUTER SPACE. The crippled space shuttle INTREPID is carrying top secret Star Wars technology-and it appears that a Russian agent is in command. If the Soviets get to that pay load before the Americans, the consequences are unthinkable. What began as a routine voyage turns into a harrowing nightmare in outer space as the top echelons of intelligence, military and aerospace combine forces in a desperate bid to stop the Russians. The President's prepared to use everything from stealth bombers and SR-71 Blackbirds to untested space fighters as this precedent-shattering confrontation hurtles to its tension-crackling climax.
Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-born, Soviet-trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollarsby John Huddy
"In my world, you are either the hunter or the prey, and I am the hunter. Vegas was my prey. I tell my crew: Vegas makes it, Vigoa takes it." -Jose Vigoa. When it comes to violent crime, the Las Vegas cops and casino owners thought they had seen it all. But they had never witnessed anything like Jose Vigoa. Born in Cuba, a child of Fidel Castro's revolution, Vigoa used his quick wits and quicker fists to trade a life of poverty and desperation for one of danger and adventure as a Soviet-trained special forces officer. Battle hardened in the killing fields of Afghanistan and Angola, Vigoa won a reputation for toughness, bravery, and coolness under fire. A brilliant military career lay ahead of him. Then, in 1980, Castro opened Cuba's floodgates in the Mariel boatlift, and Vigoa, like so many of his countrymen and -women, braved chaos and hardship to start a new life in America's promised land. But involvement with the drug trade brought his dreams crashing down. Years of prison followed. On his release, Vigoa was determined to take revenge on what he perceived as the corrupt power structure of Las Vegas. On September 20, 1998, the former Spetsnaz lieutenant launched what would be the most audacious and ruthless series of high-profile casino and armored car robberies that Las Vegas had ever seen. In a brazen sixteen-month-long reign of terror, he and his tightly disciplined crew would hit the crème de la crème of Vegas hotels: the MGM, the Desert Inn, the New York-New York, the Mandalay Bay, and the Bellagio. They struck hard and fast, then vanished without a trace. Millions of dollars were stolen. Two brave men were gunned down in cold blood; others were wounded. And yet the robberies were so well planned and executed that the police--"the stupids," as Vigoa contemptuously referred to them--were all but helpless. Not Lt. John Alamshaw. The twenty-three-year veteran, in charge of robbery detectives, was not giving up so easily. For him, Vigoa's rampage was a personal affront. And he would do whatever it took, even risk his badge, to bring Vigao down. With exclusive access to all the major players, including Vigoa and Alamshaw, veteran journalist and network producer John Huddy is the perfect man to tell the gripping never-before-told story of this harrowing true-crime drama that will leave readers breathless.
An exclusive eBook original novella with bonus excerpts from A Kiss At Midnight and the forthcoming When Beauty Tamed the Beast from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Featuring the handsome and mysterious Wick from A Kiss At Midnight. What Miss Phillipa Damson needs is a good, old fashioned knight in shining armor. What she has is a fiance she never wanted and a compelling urge to run away. But if she manages to escape, will she find her happily ever after?
Strange magic is on the loose in Firefall Keep -- magic that kills.The mightiest War Wizards are baffled, and the shadow of destruction threatens valiant Harpers and nobles of the fair realm of Cormyr alike. With Harpers in jeopardy, it is up to the legendary Bard of Shadowdale, Storm Silverhand, to overcome this lethal and mysterious force."Whenever I think I can relax at last, someone hastens to brutally point out to me that I've fresh work to do. It's time to save the world again." -- Storm SilverhandStormlight is the fourteenth in an open-ended series of novels focusing on the Harpers, the secret organization for Good in the Forgotten Realms fantasy world.
The last Stormlord is dead. War has come to the cities of the Quartern. The violent, nomadic Redunners have put every rainlord they could find to the sword and the cities are left without hope. Shale has been betrayed, drugged, and left at the feet of his greatest enemy. Now, he must decide to work with those who have plotted against him or let thousands of the waterless die. He has great power but is no Stormlord. At least, not yet. . . Terelle has escaped the Scarpen in search of her homeland and her people, the mysterious Watergivers. But a desperate message will send her back to find Shale and face her worst fears. The people of the Scarpen are in danger. Shale and Terelle must find a way to save their people and punish those who have destroyed all they ever loved.
Spellbinding action and breathless adventure -- these are the realms of David Gemmell. His mythic characters represent the ultimates in good and evil, and everything in between. Brilliant warriors, they are heartbreakingly human in their ability to love, sacrifice, and summon extraordinary courage when all seems lost. WithStormrider, Gemmell continues his spectacular Rigante saga as the imperiled highland clan faces its deadliest threat . . . and calls for it's greatest hero. Centuries ago, Conna...
He's a Wyr warrior, and god of storms. She's the heir to the Dark Fae thrown. But desire will bring both to their knees in this all-new Novel of the Elder Races. During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend to the thrown ... Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. His massive build and thunderous power make him one of the Wyr's best weapons. And he's the one sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago. Soon, both Tiago and Tricks will fall prey to the stormy hunger that engulfs them--a passion that will shake the very foundations of all the worlds ...
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