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A high-flying, action-packed adventure from the author of Rescue Josh McGuire. When 14-year-old Elliott Schroeder is selected by NASA to become the first Junior Astronaut, he has no way of knowing the profound effect it will have on his life and the life of Vincent Ole Tome, a young Masai herder. Adventure fans will find plenty of perilous exploits and intriguing plot twists in this engrossing, hard-to-put-down novel.
In the concluding book in the otherworldly Taking trilogy, Kyra struggles to understand who she is as she races to save the world from complete destruction.Ever since Kyra was abducted by aliens and then returned to earth, she has known there was something different about her. Now she knows the truth: she is an alien too. Her alien captors replaced all her human DNA with their own--gifting her with supernatural powers like incredible healing, enhanced eyesight, and telekinesis. But when she's captured by an unexpected enemy, Kyra begins to wonder if her abilities are also a curse. And is she, as her enemies believe, meant to play some key role in helping an impending alien invasion? Is it programmed into her, something inescapable? Or can she fight that destiny?No matter what the truth is, Kyra is sure of one thing: She just rescued the love of her life, Tyler, and she is not going to stand by and let anyone hurt him or her friends. Whatever it takes, Kyra will do everything in her power to save the world...even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
The story of a formative year in 12-year-old Franny Chapman's life, and the life of a nation facing the threat of nuclear war.
3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped. 2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game. Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. 1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it. Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove ever more deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape. GAME 0VER
Hard-as-nails Sergeant Joe Donnally was tough by habit and training-and fought to stay that way. A tragic loss had closed his heart, yet captivating new partner Annie Yellow Horse stirred dormant emotions Joe had long ago denied. Annie's promise of love meant an end to his loneliness and pain...but when peril threw them into the line of fire, could Joe take the ultimate chance and offer his love to her?
The year is 2014, the year everything changed. We cured cancer. We cured the common cold. We died. This is the story of how we rose. When will you rise? Countdown is a novella set in the world of Feed.
In the second episode of a spectacular new series from New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, the men in the Sisterhood's lives join forces to protect the underdog and see justice served...It takes a special kind of man to love and be loved by one of the Sisterhood. The women's escapades have brought them worldwide fame and created a bond among their menfolk too. But now, Jack, Ted, Harry, Joe, Bert and Abner have formed a secret group of their own and they've got a project in mind--taking down some of Washington, D.C.'s most ruthless slum landlords. First step: making reparations to the tenants who've suffered. Second step: making sure the bad guys pay. Ted, Jack, and company must find a way to hit the villains where it hurts most. Good thing these modern-day Robin Hoods have learned from the best, and that the Sisterhood can always be counted on to help fight for what's right...39,053 Words
The Last Policeman received the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original--along with plenty of glowing reviews. Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second volume of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over...until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband. Brett Cavatone disappeared without a trace--an easy feat in a world with no phones, no cars, and no way to tell whether someone's gone "bucket list" or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank pieces together what few clues he can, on a search that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal landscape where anti-immigrant militia fend off "impact zone" refugees. Countdown City presents another fascinating mystery set on brink of an apocalypse--and once again, Hank Palace confronts questions way beyond "whodunit." What do we as human beings owe to one another? And what does it mean to be civilized when civilization is collapsing all around you?
When it reaches zero, you die. #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen sets her readers' pulses racing once again in this relentless psychological thriller of a young woman caught in a maze of secrets and stalked by a merciless killer. The countdown begins the moment you open this riveting novel that only grows more electrifying as the pages turn, more exciting as time runs out.
When a Soviet agent is found dead in Israel, a Pershing missile is hijacked, and a U.S. submarine vanishes, the CIA has no choice but to call in maverick agent Kirk McGarvey. A deadly, trained killer, McGarvey finds his match in Arkady Kurshin, Russia's finest weapon, who, under the control of the new head of the KGB, is bent on destroying glasnost. To stop Kurshin, McGarvey must get one step ahead - but a spy in the agency is monitoring his every move, and the KGB has captured the woman he has come to love....
TALL, DARK, HANDSOME...AND THE PERFECT FATHER?Unexpected sparks flew when midwife Cecilia Mendoza met young Geoff Bingham, Merlyn County's most eligible bachelor. But she was even more surprised when their dinner date exploded into a night of passion that neither of them would soon forget.Practical-minded Cecilia wanted more than just one evening of romance; however, she needed Geoff's help to realize her lifelong dream-to have a baby. With only a few weeks left in town, Geoff plunged into their affair-and embraced the idea of having a child with no strings attached. But was it only baby-making that was in the cards, or was this love?
Danger rings in the New Year in these two suspenseful novellas Alive After New Year by Hannah Alexander An anonymous note demands millions of dollars-and in return, Lynley Marshall can keep her life. Lynley turns to new police chief John Russell for protection. The handsome widower promises to keep her safe. But time is running out as the clock ticks closer to midnight-and to the deadline for the culprit's demands. New Year's Target by Jill Elizabeth Nelson When a sniper shoots at Cassidy Ferris on a ski slope, the wounded police detective is shocked by her rescuer's identity-her childhood nemesis, Tim Halstead. And as the threats escalate, they must join forces to uncover why a killer has targeted them both.
How did five people from a small Georgia town contract a rare, deadly disease? Medical researcher Allison Stewart has to work against the clock to find out. Yet before she can ask one question, someone tries to kill her. A handsome recluse who is shrouded in suspicion saves her. Many believe Luke Garrison is guilty of a decade-old murder--a murder with ties to Allison's case. Allison dares to work closely with Luke. But is she setting herself up to become victim number six?
Children's book about the study and research into dinosaurs that have become extinct.
Ten, nine, eight, seven...Winter's Heart by Jillian HartShelby Craig comes to Snow Falls for a First Night job, but secretly hopes it will be a respite from her grief and a haven for her two young kids. A sympathetic cop becomes the determined widow's staunchest ally-though helping her may break his heart.Six, five, four...Snowbound at New Year by Margaret DaleyThis was supposed to be a done deal! Children's book author Ellie Summers came to the festival to meet her new illustrator. She didn't expect him to turn down her proposal. And then to find the obstinate man so charming... Is it wrong to hope his matchmaking twin daughters succeed?Three, two, one...A Kiss at Midnight by Brenda MintonPride is a hard thing to swallow, but Jolie Godwin does her best to ignore her grievances with Jake Wild this one time. The man is graciously letting her exhibit her artwork in his luxury resort for First Night. He seems like a good person and a devoted uncle. If only he'd always been so perfect. Because his kiss is something she can't forget....Cue the fireworks!
A COMPREHENSIVE, STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FULLY PREPARE YOUR FAMILY FOR ANY CATACLYSMIC EVENTWelcome to the most important class you'll ever take. In this dangerous world, there's no place where disaster won't find you. Your only option is to get educated. Presenting a straightforward 52-week course to becoming a full-fledged prepper, this book guides you step-by-step with everything from simple tools for storing food and water to advanced techniques for defending your family and property: Learn to stock, treat, use and reuse the most important survival item of all-water Store enough food to feed your family for three months without breaking the bank Develop the emergency skills to respond effectively to any catastrophic event Fortify and protect your home with affordable and manageable DIY projects Create a prepper savings account to ensure your family's well-being If you want to make it out alive, you can't rely on hope or help from others, you need to be ready to act on your own.n every way. By the end of this book, you will have built up the survival skills, emergency stocks, and intuitive know-how to save your own life and the lives of your families in the worst of situations.
From the back of the book: Death policy Frank and Joe fly to Halifax, Canada, to check out an insurance scam. But as they leave the airport their car is sprayed with bullets. Soon the brother detectives discover they're number one on somebody's hit list. First a friend of their father's is seriously hurt in a bomb blast. Then one of their suspects winds up dead. What started out as a white-collar crime has become an all-out war. And unless the young sleuths track down the stunning secret behind the vicious attacks-they'll be crossing the border in a body bag.... ================ From inside the book: LAST WORDS "Listen . . . important," Dundee said. He glared at Frank, his eyes blazing as he tried to force the words out before his body betrayed him. "Find them . . . Fort. . ." The effort was too much. Gerry Dundee's eyes rolled up, and the tautness went out of his muscles. He sagged into the grass. Frank and Joe stared at each other. He'd left them a world of trouble, a desperate need to get help-and half a clue.
Through a careful examination of the book of Daniel, Jeffrey has created a precise timeline for the rise of the Antichrist, the seven-year Tribulation period, and the timing of the Battle of Armageddon--culminating in the Second Coming of Christ.
Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare--one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery--apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly. At first, the firm's programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity. They had, they soon learned, stumbled upon the world's first digital weapon. For Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, physical destruction on a nuclear facility. In these pages, Wired journalist Kim Zetter draws on her extensive sources and expertise to tell the story behind Stuxnet's planning, execution, and discovery, covering its genesis in the corridors of Bush's White House and its unleashing on systems in Iran--and telling the spectacular, unlikely tale of the security geeks who managed to unravel a sabotage campaign years in the making. But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. Here, Zetter shows us how digital warfare developed in the US. She takes us inside today's flourishing zero-day "grey markets," in which intelligence agencies and militaries pay huge sums for the malicious code they need to carry out infiltrations and attacks. She reveals just how vulnerable many of our own critical systems are to Stuxnet-like strikes, from nation-state adversaries and anonymous hackers alike--and shows us just what might happen should our infrastructure be targeted by such an attack. Propelled by Zetter's unique knowledge and access, and filled with eye-opening explanations of the technologies involved, Countdown to Zero Day is a comprehensive and prescient portrait of a world at the edge of a new kind of war.
Fans of Maya Banks's KGI series will love this explosive new romantic suspense series from Nico Rosso, featuring black ops agents and the women they'll do anything to protectFormer Special Forces agent Artem "Art" Diaz is tattooed, muscular and undeniably dangerous. He's also deep undercover, posing as mob muscle for a deadly bratva boss. His mission: gain the Russians' trust. Then lead the strike team that will take them down.Chef Hayley Baskov knows better than to get involved with someone with such close mafia ties, but the handsome bodyguard who brought her to this sprawling estate full of ruthless mobsters is inexplicably kind. A little flirtation may keep her safe amid the growing menace. As Art's timetable for action escalates, so do his encounters with Hayley. Stealing what illicit pleasure they can keeps them both sane in the face of evil. But when things get dangerous, Art has to tell her about his assignment, bringing her deeper into the shadowy world of black ops...and putting her life on the line.Now Art has a new objective: protect Hayley from the men who'd see them both dead.Book one of the Black Ops: Automatik series 75,000 words
From Chris Rylander, author of the breakout hit Fourth Stall saga, comes the second book in the Codename Conspiracy series, an incredibly funny and clever mash-up of middle grade school story and spy adventure.Ever since Carson Fender was let go by the secret agency that had enlisted his services to help foil a nefarious plot perpetrated by one of their former agents, he's been back to hanging with his friends, pulling pranks, and not having to lie to everyone about how he's spending his days. And that's for the best, isn't it?Of course, this was all before a note showed up in his school lunch, informing him that Agent Nineteen had three days left to live, and that there might still be someone inside the Agency working against them. Carson has always been able to rely on his friends--but what happens when there's no one left to trust?
Isaak, editor of the Index of Creationist Claims on the Web site Talkorigins.org, notes that arguments for intelligent design and other creationist pseudoscience often sound powerful and convincing; many students, teachers, parents, and administrators who support the teaching of evolution lack the background to respond. Isaak's guide hands them that background, taking on claims made about the disciplines of philosophy, biology, paleontology, geology, astronomy, physics and mathematics, history, linguistics, and folklore. The material is organized thematically, with extensive cross-referencing. Some 400 claims are included, each followed by a succinct and valid scientific rebuttal. An introduction covers how to address creationism in different venues and why accurate science is important. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The author reveals how to win games with Black by proposing the method of calculated aggression, covering such topics as dynamic counterplay, counter-gambits in open games, Black sacrifices in the half-open games, counters to the Queen's Gambit, and Indian Counter-Gambits. Includes 67 fully annotated games, and another 25 complete games in theoretical notes.
Few events have influenced our global order as intensely as the events of September 11, 2001. At various levels in the past ten years, persistent attempts have been made to address the threat of terrorism, yet there is still urgent need for a joint and coherent application of a variety of regulations relating to international criminal justice co-operation, the use of force and international human rights law. In an important contribution to international discourse, Larissa van den Herik and Nico Schrijver examine the relationship between different branches of international law and their applicability to the problem of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Using a unique combination of academic perspectives, practitioners' insights and a comprehensive three-part approach, Counter-terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order offers sound policy recommendations alongside thorough analysis of the state of international law regarding terrorism and provides fresh insights against the backdrop of recent practice.
From the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to America's first bold counterstrike against the Japanese on the beaches of Guadalcanal, this compelling story takes you to the front lines of victory and defeat--and into the very heart of courage, loyalty, and valor. It is a heroic story of pride and passion you will never forget. . . Griffin's books are distinguished by their high action and suspense, his dashing irreverence toward high command, and his clear picture of war and its wartime leaders. " -- THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION