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Countdown to Midnight

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In this sequel to Dale Brown’s New York Times bestselling Arctic Storm Rising, former U.S. Air Force officer Nick Flynn is caught up in a shadow war against allied Russia and Iran—a duo wielding a terrifying new weapon. Nick Flynn is back in action, and he has a new employer—a shadowy intelligence outfit whose roots go back to the very beginning of the Cold War. But his first mission for them almost becomes his last. While meeting with a high-ranking Iranian dissident in the Austrian Alps, Flynn is ambushed and nearly killed… just after learning that Iran and Russia are working together on a mysterious project—one they have codenamed MIDNIGHT. Flynn is determined to uncover MIDNIGHT’s lethal secrets. Why are Moscow and Tehran covertly retrofitting a massive oil tanker in an Iranian port? What purpose lies behind their closely guarded effort, the brainchild of Pavel Voronin—a ruthless billionaire allied with Russia’s autocratic president? Flynn and his new team plan to put an end to the nefarious project, but they’re dogged at every step by Voronin’s hired Raven Syndicate killers—elite veterans of Russia’s special forces and intelligence services. As they track the enemy from the streets of Vienna to deep inside hostile Iran, Flynn and his crew must repeatedly risk their lives to pierce the layers of deception around this shadow war. It’s a race against time to stop Voronin from launching his terrifying new weapon against the United States—potentially killing hundreds of millions and overturning the world’s balance of power forever. The odds are stacked high against Flynn and his team… but that’s never stopped Nick before.

Arctic Storm Rising

Arctic Storm Rising Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale Brown
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ISBN: 0063015056
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First in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown, featuring U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nick Flynn on the hunt for Russian commandos in the mountains of Alaska. After a CIA covert mission goes badly awry, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nicholas Flynn is exiled to guard a remote radar post along Alaska’s Arctic frontier. This dead-end assignment is designed to put his career permanently on ice, but Flynn’s not the type to fade quietly into obscurity... As winter storms pound Alaska and northern Canada, Russian aircraft begin penetrating deep into friendly airspace. Are these rehearsals for a possible first strike, using Russia’s new long-range stealth cruise missiles? Or is some other motive driving the Kremlin to take ever-increasing risks along the hostile Arctic frontier separating two of the world’s great powers? When an American F-22 collides with one of the Russian interlopers, things go south fast—in seconds, missiles are fired. There are no survivors. Despite horrific weather, Flynn and his security team are ordered to parachute into the area in a desperate bid to reach the crash sites ahead of the Russians. It’s now obvious that the Pentagon and CIA are withholding vital information, but Flynn and his men have no choice but to make the dangerous jump. Soon they’re caught in a deadly game of hide-and-seek with Spetsnaz commandos operating covertly on American soil. It seems that the F-22s and their Russian counterparts aren’t the first aircraft to have gone missing in these desolate mountains. The Kremlin is hunting for the first prototype of its new stealth bomber—which vanished on what was supposed to be a test flight…while loaded with nuclear-armed stealth cruise missiles. As Russia and the U.S. square off on the brink of all-out-war, it’s up to Nick to find the missing bomber…and prevent a potential nuclear holocaust.

Countdown to Zero Hour

Countdown to Zero Hour Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nico Rosso
Editor: Carina Press
ISBN: 1459290372
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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 protect Former 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

Countdown to a Kiss

Countdown to a Kiss Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Piper Rayne
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Countdown to a Kiss by Piper Rayne Summary

Three professional hockey players from the Florida Fury attend a New Year’s Eve party at the team owner’s mansion and spend time with three very different women. As the countdown to midnight begins, each of them is hoping to start the new year off right with a kiss. But if that happens, does it mean they’re destined to see these women again? A sneak peek into Piper Rayne's upcoming series, Hockey Hotties! Reader Note: Story has been expanded since its inclusion in the Winter Love Anthology in 2020.

Countdown

Countdown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Rowen
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460319672
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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

Kansas City Countdown

Kansas City Countdown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julie Miller
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488005966
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A seventy-two-hour countdown to save her life They may have battled in the courtroom, but KCPD detective Keir Watson isn't going to let their turbulent past stop him from protecting attorney Kenna Parker. She was attacked, escaping with her life but with no memory of who wanted to end it. And the only person she dares trust is Keir. With the clock ticking, every second grows more precious, each action more important…their feelings more intense. If Keir is going to discover Kenna's would-be killer, he has to keep his mind on the case. But his attraction to Kenna is making this self-declared bachelor reconsider just what his idea of forever could mean. The Precinct: Bachelors in Blue

Infinity Countdown

Infinity Countdown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Duggan,Jim McCann,Jim Zub
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302505866
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Infinity Countdown by Duggan,Jim McCann,Jim Zub Summary

Collecting Infinity Countdown: Black Widow 1, Infinity Countdown: Captain Marvel 1, Infinity Countdown: Champions 1-2, & Infinity Countdown: Daredevil 1. The events of the INFINITY COUNTDOWN are felt all across the Marvel Universe! Carol Danvers has the Reality Stone — and with it meets the Captain Marvels of many worlds! Daredevil battles to keep Hell’s Kitchen safe from the influence of the Mind Stone — now in the most unlikely of hands! The Champions head to space to save the Nova Corps and stop Warbringer — and the young heroes are in for the fight of their lives! And an old friend entrusts the Space Stone into the hands of the Black Widow — but is even the world’s top espionage agent ready to handle cosmic responsibility? Don’t miss this blockbuster companion volume to the explosive event!

Midnight Confessions

Midnight Confessions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robyn Carr
Editor: MIRA
ISBN: 1488095477
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Come back to Virgin River for New Year’s Eve in this classic holiday romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr. In Virgin River, holiday kisses don’t end with Christmas—there’s still the inaugural New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar to attend. Locals and newcomers alike find themselves eager for that special countdown…and that midnight kiss. Drew Foley and Sunny Archer are each visiting Virgin River for the holidays. Sunny was dumped at the altar the previous New Year’s Eve and is in no mood to celebrate. But her uncle and his fiancée drag her to Jack’s Bar. Drew, getting over his own heartbreak, sees Sunny across the crowded room and he’s instantly smitten. As the townspeople gather, two lonely revelers decide the best balm for their broken hearts might just be each other. Originally published in 2010

The Day Before Midnight

The Day Before Midnight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Hunter
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 030757332X
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“A breathtaking, fascinating look at what could happen—given the possibility of an atomic ‘given.’ A wrap-up you'll never forget.”—Robert Ludlum The countdown begins when welder Jack Hummel is abducted from his suburban Maryland home ans whisked to the South Mountain MX missile site—a top-secret nuclear complex now taken over by paramilitary terrorists. All that stands between the Uzi-armed commandos and the launch button is a half-ton titanium block. They want Jack Hummel to cut through it—so they can unleash a devastatingly brilliant plot that threatens global disaster. Now a Delta Force veteran and a think-tank defense wizard must get inside South Mountain—by defeating their own super-security systems and a darkly ingenious enemy leader . . . . . . while Jack Hummel's torch burns closer and closer to the launch key . . . while the clock ticks closer to midnight—and Armageddon. Praise for The Day Before Midnight “Rockets toward a shattering climax like an incoming missile.”—Stephen Coonts, author of Flight of the Intruder and Final Flight “Nonstop action and mounting tension.”—The New York Times Book Review “Slam-bang action and relentless suspense.”—The Washington Post “The novel crackles and jolts.”—Chicago Tribune “The one to beat this year in the nail-biter class . . . an edge-of-the-seat doomsday countdown thriller.”—Daily News, New York

Thirteen Days to Midnight

Thirteen Days to Midnight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick Carman
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman Summary

You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications. But there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear. Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies? In this nail-biting novel of mystery and dark intrigue, Jacob must walk the razor thin line between right and wrong, good and evil, and life and death. And time is running out. Because the Grim Reaper doesn't disappear. . . . He catches up.

Countdown to First Night

Countdown to First Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jillian Hart,Margaret Daley,Brenda Minton
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Countdown to First Night by Jillian Hart,Margaret Daley,Brenda Minton Summary

Ten, nine, eight, seven… Winter's Heart by Jillian Hart Shelby 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 Daley This 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 Minton Pride 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!

Skeleton Coast

Skeleton Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clive Cussler,Jack Du Brul
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101205539
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Skeleton Coast by Clive Cussler,Jack Du Brul Summary

Chairman of the Corporation Juan Cabrillo and his mercenary crew steer theOregon into battle against a militant leader and his cult-like followers in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Still smarting from a weapons-trade gone bad and a double-cross, Cabrillo takes action. He manages to save the beautiful Sloane Macintyre, who's on a mission of her own, looking for a long-submerged ship that may hold a fortune in diamonds. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims to have been attacked on the open sea by giant metal snakes in the same area. What begins as a snake hunt leads Cabrillo onto the trail of a far more lethal quarry—a deranged militant and his followers who plan to unleash the devastating power of nature itself against all who oppose them.

Countdown City

Countdown City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ben H. Winters
Editor: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594746273
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“A genre-defying blend of crime writing and science fiction.”—Alexandra Alter, The New York Times Detective Hank Palace returns in the second in the speculative mystery trilogy set on the brink of the apocalypse and winner of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award. 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?

The Dark Hours

The Dark Hours Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Connelly
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316256560
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A Wall Street Journal and South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Book of the Year “A masterpiece”—LAPD detective Renée Ballard must join forces with Harry Bosch to find justice in a city scarred by fear and social unrest after a methodical killer strikes on New Year’s Eve (Publishers Weekly). There’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party. Ballard quickly concludes that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky and that it is linked to another unsolved murder—a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch. At the same time, Ballard hunts a fiendish pair of serial rapists, the Midnight Men, who have been terrorizing women and leaving no trace. Determined to solve both cases, Ballard feels like she is constantly running uphill in a police department indelibly changed by the pandemic and recent social unrest. It is a department so hampered by inertia and low morale that Ballard must go outside to the one detective she can count on: Harry Bosch. But as the two inexorable detectives work together to find out where old and new cases intersect, they must constantly look over their shoulders. The brutal predators they are tracking are ready to kill to keep their secrets hidden. Unfolding with unstoppable drive and nail-biting intrigue, The Dark Hours shows that “relentless on their own, Ballard’s and Bosch’s combined skills…could be combustible” (Los Angeles Times).

The German Nurse

The German Nurse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M.J. Hollows
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008386978
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A powerful and heartbreaking WWII historical novel for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky. A secret past. A forbidden love. A terrifying choice.

Fast Ice

Fast Ice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clive Cussler,Graham Brown
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Kurt Austin races to Antarctica to stop a chilling plot that imperils the entire planet in the latest novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling Grand Master of Adventure. In the early days of World War II, the infamous German Luftwaffe embark upon an expedition to Antarctica, hoping to set up a military base to support their goal of world domination. Though the military outpost never comes to fruition, what the Nazis find on the icy continent indeed proves dangerous...and will have implications far into the future. In the present day, Kurt Austin and his assistant Joe Zavala embark for the freezing edge of the world after a former NUMA colleague disappears in Antarctica. While there, they discover a photo of the Luftwaffe expedition of 1939, and are drawn into a decades-old conspiracy. Even as they confront perilous waters and frigid temperatures, they are also are up against a terrifying man-made weapon--a fast-growing ice that could usher in a new Ice Age. Pitted against a determined madman and a monstrous storm, Kurt and the NUMA team must unravel the Nazi-era plot in order to save the globe from a freeze that would bury it once and for all.

The Countdown

The Countdown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kimberly Derting
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062293680
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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.

Marauder

Marauder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clive Cussler,Boyd Morrison
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593087925
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Marauder by Clive Cussler,Boyd Morrison Summary

It is up to Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his ship, the Oregon, to stop a terrorist plot to release a deadly chemical weapon across the globe in the explosive new novel in Clive Cussler's #1 New York Times bestselling series. While interrupting an attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire's dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. When an Oregon crew member falls victim to the poison, Juan Cabrillo will stop at nothing to find an antidote before it is too late. He and his team must connect an ancient mystery with a cunning modern enemy in order to save millions of innocent lives, including their own.

Shockwave

Shockwave Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Walker
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061839892
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The story of the bombing of Hiroshima presented in a new and dramatic way: a minute-by-minute account told from multiple perspectives, both in the air and on the ground British feature and documentary director Stephen Walker tells the story of the bombing of Hiroshima in a way only a filmmaker can—not as a dry history of the sad, regrettable, mission, but as an immediate and perilous drama. Walker has extensively interviewed American soldiers, Los Alamos scientists, and Japanese survivors that were involved in the bombing, and thus is able to tell the story through truly alive-on-the-page characters. The result is a narrative that—without either trivializing the tragedy of the bombing or ignoring its importance in WWII’s end—tells the real story of why and how one of the most important events of the 20th century took place. Shockwave might not change anyone’s opinion about the justification of the Hiroshima bombing, but it will provide readers with an unprecedented viewpoint that is sure to educate and enthrall its audience.

Eagle Station

Eagle Station Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale Brown
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ISBN: 0062843079
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“Dale Brown is a superb storyteller.”— W. E. B. Griffin In this thrilling geopolitical adventure from New York Times bestselling legend Dale Brown, Brad McLanahan and the Space Force must fight to preserve America’s freedom when ruthless enemies forge an unlikely alliance to control not only the earth, but the moon and beyond Because its enemies never stop trying to undermine the security of the United States, the men and women who serve to protect America must always be vigilant. Few know this better than warriors Brad McLanahan and Nadia Rozek. Newly married, the two are just beginning to settle into their life together when they are called back into action. Though the Russians were badly defeated by Brad and the Iron Wolf Squadron in their previous bid for world dominance, they are back and doubling down on their quest for control of outer space. In addition to their cutting-edge weaponry, they have a formidable new ally: China’s energetic and ruthless leader, President Li Jun. To protect America and the rest of the free world from the Russians and the Chinese, the Americans plan to mine the moon’s helium-3 resources, which will allow them to fully exploit the revolutionary fusion power technology Brad and his team captured from the Russians aboard the Mars One weapons platform. But Russia’s minister of defense, Mikhail Leonov, and Li have devised a daring plan of their own. They are building a joint secret base on the moon’s far side fortified with a powerful Russian plasma rail gun that can destroy any spacecraft entering lunar orbit. If the heavily armed base becomes operational, it will give America’s enemies control over the world’s economic and military future. As this latest skirmish in the war for space accelerates, Brad, Nadia, and their compatriots in the Space Force must use their cunning and skill—and America’s own high-tech weaponry—to derail the Sino-Russian alliance and destroy their lunar site before it’s too late for the United States . . . and the entire world.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Markus Zusak
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307433846
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Haddon
Editor: Anchor Canada
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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Handler

The Handler Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M.P. Woodward
Editor: Penguin
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A disgraced former CIA operative must go back in the field with only his ex-wife as his handler in this electrifying thriller from a former intelligence officer. Meredith Morris-Dale is a CIA case officer and a damn good one...even if this last mission did go terribly wrong. Now she has been summoned back to Langley where she expects to be fired. Instead, she is met by the Deputy Director with stunning news. A single well-placed CIA mole in Iran’s uranium enrichment program has kept the terrorist nation from building a bomb by sabotaging the performance of their covert centrifuge arrays. But after losing his daughter in an airliner shootdown, the mole wants out—leaving the world on the brink. His one demand: a reunion with the only handler he ever trusted, John Dale—Meredith's disgraced, fired, wayward ex-husband. As Meredith and John struggle through their fraught relationship, a craven CIA political hierarchy, Russian interference, and the rogue spy’s manipulation, they must reach deep within their shared connection to maintain, recover, or kill the asset.

Countdown

Countdown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mira Grant
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 031620448X
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Countdown by Mira Grant Summary

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. Word count: ~19,500 Newsflesh Short FictionApocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus For more from Mira Grant, check out: Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera

The Kremlin Strike

The Kremlin Strike Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale Brown
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062843044
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In this exciting, visionary, and all-too-plausible next chapter in the legendary Dale Brown’s New York Times bestselling techno-warfare series, Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron must fight the Russians on a dangerous, untested battlefield: outer space. The previous administration’s ineffective response to the growing Russian threat has left America vulnerable. Setting a bold course for America’s defense, the decisive and strong new president, John Dalton Farrell, intends to challenge Russian aggression head on. Brad and Patrick McLanahan and the formidable Iron Wolf Squadron—including the recently injured Nadia Rozek, rested and back to fighting form thanks to a pair of state-of-the-art prosthetic legs—are ready and eager to join the battle. But even with their combined forces, the Russian menace may prove too great for the Americans to overcome. Done with provocative skirmishes and playing for small stakes, the Russian president has set his sights on the ultimate prize: controlling the entire world. Expanding beyond earth’s bounds, the Russians have built a new high-tech space station and armed it with weaponry capable of destroying US satellites as well as powerful missiles pointed at strategic targets across earth. Devising a cunning plan of attack, Brad, Nadia, and the Iron Wolf warriors will take to the skies in their advanced space planes to destroy the space station, check the Russians’ plan for dominance, and save the world. But is it already too late?

Bundle of Joy

Bundle of Joy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nadia Thornton
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ISBN: 1491734523
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To her friends and family, Joy Wildman-McInnis had it all: a handsome, ambitious husband, a fulfilling career, loving friends and family and a beautiful home in the suburbs of Ottawa. In public, Joy works tirelessly to maintain the faade of the happy suburbanite, but in private, she is miserable. Her friends have all moved on in their relationships, but Joy feels that her marriage to James has stagnated. To make matters worse, she knows that he is less than truthful about his habits. She yearns to start a family, but the convoluted circumstances of her life have all but killed that dream. With her biological clock ticking, she must now find the strength to put on another brave face as societal pressure builds around her. As her desires and her worries threaten to consume her, Joy finds herself caught on a roller coaster of emotions, fears and despair. To Joy, the worst thing about being lied to is knowing that shes not worth the truth. She knows that something must changebut wonders if she is strong enough to make the biggest decision of her life. Just how much is she willing to sacrifice to regain her dignity, her true happiness and her dreams of motherhood?

A Child's Christmas

A Child's Christmas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate James
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ISBN: 1460342550
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There's a stranger at the door on Christmas Day… Single mother Paige Summerville wants to give her seven-year-old son the Christmas of his dreams. Jason needs surgery to beat the illness that's plagued his young life, leaving Paige desperate to make ends meet. So she turns to a charity that grants the wishes of sick children… Then a stranger arrives bearing gifts for Jason—and for her. He's Daniel Kinsley, a lawyer who's grown cynical about family. But his kindness in making Jason's wishes come true offers him more than he ever imagined. Is there room in Paige's heart for a man who could fulfill all their dreams? And not just at Christmas!

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bruce Lubin,Jeanne Lubin
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ISBN: 1250166640
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A big new book on household solutions from the 5-million-copy-selling Who Knew? brand! Whether you’re cleaning house, cooking a meal, improving your appearance, or fighting a cold, this indispensable guide will help you with natural and simple solutions to your daily tasks requiring only basic—and inexpensive—items with multiple uses that you should always keep on hand in your home. Vinegar, baking soda, lemons, duct tape, and beer are just a few of the all-purpose tools you need to eliminate odors, keep your food fresher longer, get rid of pests, increase storage space, de-stress, give yourself a spa treatment, and so much more. With easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll discover clever and creative ways to give your home—and yourself—a makeover while saving time and money.

The Rock ‘n Roll Kids

The Rock ‘n Roll Kids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liam G Clancy
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ISBN: 1803139439
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Dublin, 1970s and 80s. Lizzy and Rocky are in their late teens and live in Dublin’s inner city. Both possessing superb musical talent, they've at last formed an emerging rock band in their mother's memory. It was their mother, after all, who drove their musical ambition as she was a professional entertainer. Unfortunately, they lost her, at a crucial time, through breast cancer. They're determined to make it musically in part due to her. Their newly bereaved father doesn't agree. An obstinate military man, Pipe Sergeant Jim Rockingham suddenly dictates the break-up of the band and the immediate enlistment of the boys in the army. While they think he is being cold and callous for its own sake, he is in fact under enormous pressure to repay years of insidious patronage provided by a dangerous local politician who now has ideas for Rocky. Ideas that involve using Rocky as a spy to infiltrate the local VIP Military - Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant. However, when Piper Jim is provided with the name of a young officer for 'elimination', he panics and tries to wash his hands of his involvement. Easier said than done for the heavily compromised Pipe Sergeant. Rocky, having innocently befriended the targeted young officer, overhears the elimination plot. His father pleads with him to keep the plot to himself in case they both become potential targets. But what is the true price of an abject failure to help a friend and military colleague in danger?

Gallivanting On Guam

Gallivanting On Guam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dave Slagle
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ISBN: 1456603086
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Gallivanting on Guam is a humorous and entertaining narrative of a man who moves to Guam to become the general manager of Tropics Gym. Immersing himself into the local culture he succumbs to a lifestyle of philandering and learns to balance his troubles with humor and personal growth while working for a corrupt businessman from a wealthy family. Readers will enjoy both the historical references and situations that the author recounts in this captivating semi- autobiographical, story.

A New Year's To Remember

A New Year's To Remember Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cassidy Coal
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It's New Year's Eve and Adriane Henderson is about to get her big break. Her billionaire boss, Travis Sloan, has invited to her a party that contains the who's who of Silicon Valley. With any luck she'll find that one idea or make that one connection that will let her start her own billion-dollar start-up. Or, barring that, she'll finally get to kiss Travis under the mistletoe when the clock strikes midnight...Buckle up. It's going to be a hot and steamy start to the new year. 18+ only.

Shout Out

Shout Out Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward W. Pluemer
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503569241
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This story is a comedy that is loosely drawn on my earlier years, focusing on the life of 27 year old Bob Palmer, who is now disenchanted with his future as a letter carrier and pins his hopes for happiness and success on the his weekend band named Shout Out. The bands future gets an unexpected, supernatural boost from beyond. The book spans the years 1985 - 1988. The band had been together about 4 years and is beginning to stagnate. The band members all have lives of their own and are starting to lose interest in the band and the added work it represents. Bob is able to convince the other four members to make a final effort to tighten up their act and start playing original songs to enable them to create a demand for their music. For this purpose, Bob begins writing music. His attempts somehow attract supernatural attention and he begins receiving melodies and parts of songs via channeling from a rocker who died prematurely in a plane crash in the 1960s. With the deceased rockers indirect help, Bob begins writing music that is good enough to allow the band to put together a show that builds in intensity and ends with a dramatic climax, attracting crowds, new bookings, an agent and eventually regional and national recording labels. Now with success in hand, one last issue still remains for Bob. How to repay the deceased rocker for his help? Bob finds his answer when he learns of, then locates the lone surviving offspring of the rockers family, a young daughter. Bobs humorous relationships and experiences with his fellow employees at the post office, a local bartender who becomes his love interest, and the other members of the band form the core of the book. The story is intended to be fun, but also touches on some of the serious aspects of life, and lifes inherent circular nature.

Get Me

Get Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jillian Dodd
Editor: Jillian Dodd
ISBN: 1940652030
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Television Specials

Television Specials Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vincent Terrace
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612404
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This is a complete revision of the author's 1993 McFarland book Television Specials that not only updates entries contained within that edition, but adds numerous programs not previously covered, including beauty pageants, parades, awards programs, Broadway and opera adaptations, musicals produced especially for television, holiday specials (e.g., Christmas and New Year’s Eve), the early 1936–1947 experimental specials, honors specials. In short, this is a reference work to 5,336 programs—the most complete source for television specials ever published.

The Disengagement Ring

The Disengagement Ring Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clodagh Murphy
Editor: Hachette Ireland
ISBN: 1444743236
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'Perfect escapism for the Heat-reading generation' Irish Independent Fast-paced escapism which does what it promises - transports readers out of their daily lives' Woman's Way After a series of hopeless relationships, Kate O'Neill is ready to settle down, so when her New Age hippie boyfriend Brian finally asks her to marry him, she accepts. He might not be perfect but he's there, right? Except that Kate's eccentric actress mother, Grace, is determined to prevent Kate from making the biggest mistake of her life and so hatches a plot to scupper the engagement, enlisting the help of family friend Will Sargent, the cool and aloof manager of mega cool rock-band Walking Wounded, and unrequited love of Kate's life ... Reluctantly enlisted, Will offers Kate a job cooking for Walking Wounded while they are holed up in Tuscany working on their new album. As temperatures in the kitchen begin to heat up, will Kate realise her feelings for Will are stronger than ever, or does Grace's plan backfire and send Kate straight back to Brian?

All the Rage

All the Rage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brad Fraser
Editor: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385696388
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A Canadian playwright's rise to fame amid the terrors of the AIDS era. Brad Fraser suffered an impoverished and abusive childhood, living with his teenage parents in motel rooms and shacks on the side of the highway in Alberta and Northern British Columbia. He grew to be one of the most celebrated, and controversial, Canadian playwrights, his work produced to acclaim all over the world. All the Rage chronicles Brad Fraser's rise as he breaks with his past and enrolls as a performing arts student. He is pulled into the newly developing Canadian theatre scene, where he shows great promise. But his early career is one of challenge after challenge, some of which result from his upbringing and prejudice against his queerness. But just as many challenges arise from his combative personality and willingness to challenge the establishment. Few Canadian artists have been as abrasive, notorious and polarizing as Fraser was in his youth. Woven through this tale of artistic development is his journey as a queer man coming into himself during the most exhilarating period in the Gay Liberation Movement, and the dawn of a global health crisis. What should have been a triumphant time in a young, successful playwright's life was blighted with the terrifying emergence of AIDS, and the sickness and death of comrades and lovers. This is both the story of an artist's evolution and an important work of gay history that has rarely been recounted from a Canadian perspective. Written with Fraser's trademark wit and candour, All the Rage is unsparing, sometimes shocking and always enthralling.

Cinderella across Cultures

Cinderella across Cultures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 081434156X
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The Cinderella story is retold continuously in literature, illustration, music, theatre, ballet, opera, film, and other media, and folklorists have recognized hundreds of distinct forms of Cinderella plots worldwide. The focus of this volume, however, is neither Cinderella as an item of folklore nor its alleged universal meaning. In Cinderella across Cultures, editors Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, and Monika Wozniak analyze the Cinderella tale as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions. The collection highlights the tale’s reception and adaptation in cultural and national contexts across the globe, including those of Italy, France, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, and Russia. Contributors shed new light on classic versions of Cinderella by examining the material contexts that shaped them (such as the development of glass artifacts and print techniques), or by analyzing their reception in popular culture (through cheap print and mass media). The first section, “Contextualizing Cinderella,” investigates the historical and cultural contexts of literary versions of the tale and their diachronic transformations. The second section, “Regendering Cinderella,” tackles innovative and daring literary rewritings of the tale in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in particular modern feminist and queer takes on the classic plot. Finally, the third section, “Visualising Cinderella,” concerns symbolic transformations of the tale, especially the interaction between text and image and the renewal of the tale’s iconographic tradition. The volume offers an invaluable contribution to the study of this particular tale and also to fairy-tale studies overall. Readers interested in the visual arts, in translation studies, or in popular culture, as well as a wider audience wishing to discover the tale anew will delight in this collection.

Prairie Preacher

Prairie Preacher Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P. J. Hoge
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ISBN: 1450200265
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Prairie Preacher tells the story of a young Lutheran pastor who accepts his first call to a church in central North Dakota in 1955. Byron Ellison is assigned there for one year, at the end of which the congregation will vote to keep him on permanently. The year is full of trials and hardships for the rural church, even threatening its very existence. Pastor Ellison has much to learn about becoming an accepted member of the provincial area. He makes mistakes while helping his congregation deal with prejudices and the trials of life. He makes many good friends and at least one staunch enemy. The young man grows in faith as he is often tested. With humor and through tears, he grows in understanding about trust, forgiveness and acceptance as he shares tears and joy with his best friend and neighbors.

Atomic Comics

Atomic Comics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ferenc Morton Szasz
Editor: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 0874178797
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The advent of the Atomic Age challenged purveyors of popular culture to explain to the general public the complex scientific and social issues of atomic power. Atomic Comics examines how comic books, comic strips, and other cartoon media represented the Atomic Age from the early 1920s to the present. Through the exploits of superhero figures such as Atomic Man and Spiderman, as well as an array of nuclear adversaries and atomic-themed adventures, the public acquired a new scientific vocabulary and discovered the major controversies surrounding nuclear science. Ferenc Morton Szasz’s thoughtful analysis of the themes, content, and imagery of scores of comics that appeared largely in the United States and Japan offers a fascinating perspective on the way popular culture shaped American comprehension of the fissioned atom for more than three generations.

The Dark Razor

The Dark Razor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B Duane Smith
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387152068
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Don retired as an Enforcer, or independent assassin, on his own terms. But even in the far reaches of the Galaxy, the past has a way of catching up. No matter how much you change your career, your looks, and your "official" background, the past is never guaranteed to be your friend. Donrazor Landfall is an independent inter-stellar freight hauler. Then his simple new life as a freighter Captain changes when he meets someone from his past. His motto was, "Only the Dead can be trusted," and this woman was dead. She admitted it freely.

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