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The Rwandan Hostage

The Rwandan Hostage

  • Author: Christopher Lowery
  • Publisher: African Diamonds Trilogy
  • ISBN: 9781910692967
  • Category:
  • Page: 672
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Heroine Jenny Bishop faces a terrifying new threat not only to her own life, but the lives of her closest family. When her nephew is kidnapped while at the World Cup Final in South Africa, Jenny needs to help her sister get him back unharmed. Joining forces with private investigator Pedro Espinoza, Jenny uncovers an international conspiracy dating back to the horrific events of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Jenny is in a race against time to find the abductors, before horrific revelations threaten to tear her family apart. The Rwandan Hostage is a compelling international mystery story that will enthrall all thriller fans, in the best traditions of Gerald Seymour, Frederick Forsyth, and Richard North Patterson.

The Angolan Clan

The Angolan Clan

  • Author: Christopher Lowery
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781909273153
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 624
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A deadly intercontinental treasure hunt laced with secrets, deceit, and murder—the prize is a fortune in Angolan diamonds, the risk is death at the hands of a pathological killer 1974-75: After the "Revolution of the Carnations," Portugal is transformed into a communist state. Capitalists are ruthlessly persecuted and the liberated Portuguese colony of Angola is thrust into one of the bloodiest civil wars in history. The fabled Angolan diamond mines are closed down, but not before a group of refugees escape with a hoard of the precious gems. Their lives promise wealth and success, but a legacy of revenge and greed will eventually find them all, with fatal consequences. 2008: A millionaire businessman drowns in the swimming pool of his mansion in Marbella; a wealthy Frenchman is killed while skiing in the Swiss Alps; and a Portuguese playboy and a prostitute are found murdered together in a seedy New York apartment. The series of seemingly unconnected deaths sets two women—Jenny Bishop, a young English widow, and Angolan-born Leticia da Costa—on a terrifying journey into the past to revisit the Portuguese revolution and the Angolan civil war. Together they begin to unlock a 30 year old mystery that promises to change their lives forever, if they survive to reveal the truth.

The Rock Child

The Rock Child

  • Author: Win Blevins
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497649854
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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From Win Blevins, two-time recipient of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Writer of the Year Award, a dazzling tour de force packed with drama, humor, and the lore of American Indians and Tibetan Buddhists An unlikely trio comprised of the Shoshone Indian Asie, a musical savant who has been accepted into the Church of Latter-day Saints; Sun Moon, a Tibetan nun kidnapped in Asia and forced into prostitution in America; and the renowned soldier, explorer, and translator Sir Richard Burton flees from the Utah Territory to California in 1862. The Destroying Angel of the Mormon Church, Porter Rockwell, seeking vengeance against Asie and Sun Moon, pursues them relentlessly. The journey is jam-packed with unforgettable incidents and colorful characters, including a fledgling journalist named Mark Twain. Along the way, Asie discovers why he was named the Rock Child, what it means to be a man of color in America, and how to find the spiritual path that will nurture his soul.

The Dark Web

The Dark Web

  • Author: Christopher Lowery
  • Publisher: African Diamonds
  • ISBN: 9781911583226
  • Category: Conspiracies
  • Page: 432
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The Dark Web, is a breathless race against time to prevent deadly threats against our known world. When a computer scientist dies mysteriously in Dubai, Jenny Bishop's nephew, Leo Stewart, is hired to replace him. Leo's life is soon in danger, but he is the only person who can find the key to prevent an impending global cyber-attack. With the help of Jenny and old and new friends, he must find a way to neutralise the threat before the world's vital services are brought to a halt. A shadowy figure, known only as Tsunami, is working behind the veil of international offshore company structures in an attempt to redraw international borders once again and enrich the ruthless authors of the conspiracy. From Moscow and Iraq to Shanghai, Washington, London and Continental Europe, the gripping narrative exposes the tentacles of the Dark Web wrapped around the Earth, giving access and anonymity to the authors of these deadly conspiracies. The Dark Web is a thrilling final chapter in the African Diamonds trilogy.

Voice of the Whirlwind

Voice of the Whirlwind

  • Author: Walter Jon Williams
  • Publisher: Walter Jon Williams
  • ISBN: 0983740860
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 398
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Steward is a Beta— a clone. In his memories, he’s an elite commando for an orbital policorp— but because his Alpha never did a brain-scan update, Steward’s memories are fifteen years out of date . . . and in those fifteen years, everything has changed. An interstellar war destroyed the company that held his allegiance. His wife has divorced him, along with the second wife that he can’t even remember. Most of his comrades died in a useless battle on a world called Sheol, and those who survived are irrevocably scarred. An alien race has arrived and become the center of a complex and deadly intrigue. And someone has murdered him. “Fast-moving, hard-driving, with a robust well-handled plot . . . a stirring and heartening performance.” – Kirkus Reviews “Walter Jon Williams proves that he is a master of action, character and galaxy-spanning plots.” — Fantasy Review “A combination of fast action, gritty realism, and high-tech polytechnics that is certain to be popular with Williams’ growing audience.” –Booklist. “(Williams) is a master of the intricate yet fast-paced plot— the essence of thrillers and novels of political intrigue.” –Locus

Diamonds From Tequila

Diamonds From Tequila

  • Author: Walter Jon Williams
  • Publisher: Walter Jon Williams
  • ISBN: 0997090472
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Encyclopedia of Community

Encyclopedia of Community

From the Village to the Virtual World

  • Author: DAVID LEVINSON,KAREN CHRISTENSEN
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761925988
  • Category: Communities
  • Page: 1839
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The Watch That Ends the Night

The Watch That Ends the Night

  • Author: Hugh MacLennan
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773577122
  • Category: FICTION
  • Page: 401
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Jerome Martell abadoned his wife Catherine and their daughter Sally to fight on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. After he was presumed dead, Catherine married her childhood friend George. Twelve years later, Jerome returned to Montreal and turned Catherine's life upside down--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Higher Superstition

Higher Superstition

The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

  • Author: Paul R. Gross,Norman Levitt
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801857072
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 348
  • View: 7245
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With the emergence of "cultural studies" and the blurring of once-clear academic boundaries, scholars are turning to Subjects far outside their traditional disciplines and areas of expertise. In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious questions about the growing criticism of science by humanists and social scientists on the "academic left." This paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the authors.

Business Statistics on the Web

Business Statistics on the Web

Find Them Fast-at Little Or No Cost

  • Author: Paula Berinstein
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780910965651
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 244
  • View: 7800
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Organized by topic and region, explains how to find statistical information about companies, markets, and industries on the Internet; how to organize and present statistics; and how to determine their authenticity.

The Silver Boat

The Silver Boat

A Novel

  • Author: Luanne Rice
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101476475
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Bestseller Luanne Rice returns with a novel as timeless as the sea on which it's set. From the beloved New York Times bestselling Luanne Rice comes a heartwarming yet heart-wrenching portrait of three far-flung sisters who come home to Martha's Vineyard one last time. Their mother's beach house is the only place any of them ever found true happiness and they need to begin the difficult process of letting go. Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father, who sailed away the year Dar turned twelve, rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family myth-especially when a cache of old letters reveals enough truth to send them back to their ancestral homeland. Transplanted into the unfamiliar, each sister sees life, her heart, and her relationship to home in a new way. But how do they let go of a place that contains the complicated love of their imperfect family? Without the house, where will they be together? The novel is a season on Martha's Vineyard; a mission to Ireland; a cast of friends, including one wildly off-the-grid Zen genius; passionate love in the surf; and three very different sisters with lives filled with beauty, sorrow, and deep love they'd never been quite sure they could trust. The Silver Boat is Luanne Rice at her very best, complete with her singular talent for capturing a family in all its flawed complexity.

Daddy's World

Daddy's World

  • Author: Walter Jon Williams
  • Publisher: Walter Jon Williams
  • ISBN: 0988901706
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 45
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A classic work from Walter Jon Williams, “Daddy’s World” earned the Nebula Award in 2001. Little Jamie lives with his family in an eerily perfect environment, entertained by characters from literature, sung to sleep at night by the Woman in the Moon. But cracks begin to appear in Jamie’s world that reveal rifts within his family, and he begins to see the terrifying reality behind the walls of his life, and to understand that perfection has its price . . .

Hemispheric Imaginations

Hemispheric Imaginations

North American Fictions of Latin America

  • Author: Helmbrecht Breinig
  • Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
  • ISBN: 1611689910
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 400
  • View: 7259
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What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the discursive construction of our southern neighbors, and how has the literature undermined this construction and added layers of complexity that subvert any approach based on stereotypes? Combining American Studies, Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Theory, Breinig relies on long scholarly experience to answer these and other questions. Hemispheric Imaginations, an ambitious interdisciplinary study of literary representations of Latin America as encounters with the other, is among the most extensive such studies to date. It will appeal to a broad range of scholars of American Studies.

Sweet Dates in Basra

Sweet Dates in Basra

A Novel

  • Author: Jessica Jiji
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061991430
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 771
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“In this story of love and search for identity, Jessica Jiji succeeds fully in capturing passions, depth of feeling, and strong relationships beyond ethnic and religious differences.” —Naim Kattan, author of Farewell Babylon Jessica Jiji’s Sweet Dates in Basra is a compelling, poignant, and unforgettable tale of friendship and family, set in Iraq during the second world war. A dramatic departure from Jiji’s previous novel, Diamonds Take Forever, Sweet Dates in Basra brilliantly captures the atmosphere of a volatile Middle East during the previous century and pays tribute to the lost traditions of a once-idyllic world.

An Incomplete Education

An Incomplete Education

3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn't

  • Author: Judy Jones,William Wilson
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 030756777X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 720
  • View: 8380
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When it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge on global affairs, popular culture, economic trends, scientific principles, and modern arts. Here’s your chance to brush up on all those subjects you slept through in school, reacquaint yourself with all the facts you once knew (then promptly forgot), catch up on major developments in the world today, and become the Renaissance man or woman you always knew you could be! How do you tell the Balkans from the Caucasus? What’s the difference between fission and fusion? Whigs and Tories? Shiites and Sunnis? Deduction and induction? Why aren’t all Shakespearean comedies necessarily thigh-slappers? What are transcendental numbers and what are they good for? What really happened in Plato’s cave? Is postmodernism dead or just having a bad hair day? And for extra credit, when should you use the adjective continual and when should you use continuous? An Incomplete Education answers these and thousands of other questions with incomparable wit, style, and clarity. American Studies, Art History, Economics, Film, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Science, and World History: Here’s the bottom line on each of these major disciplines, distilled to its essence and served up with consummate flair. In this revised edition you’ll find a vitally expanded treatment of international issues, reflecting the seismic geopolitical upheavals of the past decade, from economic free-fall in South America to Central Africa’s world war, and from violent radicalization in the Muslim world to the crucial trade agreements that are defining globalization for the twenty-first century. And don’t forget to read the section A Nervous American’s Guide to Living and Loving on Five Continents before you answer a personal ad in the International Herald Tribune. As delightful as it is illuminating, An Incomplete Education packs ten thousand years of culture into a single superbly readable volume. This is a book to celebrate, to share, to give and receive, to pore over and browse through, and to return to again and again. From the Hardcover edition.

Who Cooked the Last Supper?

Who Cooked the Last Supper?

The Women's History of the World

  • Author: Rosalind Miles
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 9780307422675
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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Who Cooked the Last Supper? overturns the phallusy of history and gives voice to the untold history of the world: the contributions of millions of unsung women. Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. Here, in Who Cooked the Last Supper?, is the history you never learned--but should have! Without politics or polemics, this brilliant and witty book overturns centuries of preconceptions to restore women to their rightful place at the center of culture, revolution, empire, war, and peace. Spiced with tales of individual women who have shaped civilization, celebrating the work and lives of women around the world, and distinguished by a wealth of research, Who Cooked the Last Supper? redefines our concept of historical reality.

Nomad

Nomad

  • Author: James Swallow
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 0765395134
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 464
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New York Times bestselling author James Swallow begins his espionage thriller series with Nomad featuring British desk jockey intelligence operative turned active agent. Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Dane the only survivor—and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6—he's forced into the front line. Matters spiral out of control when the evidence points toward Dane as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Dane needs. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Keyes and Dane can stop the attack before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Killer Pizza

Killer Pizza

  • Author: Greg Taylor
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • ISBN: 9781429909457
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 352
  • View: 303
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Pizza you'll die for! Toby McGill dreams of becoming a world-famous chef, but up until now, his only experience has been watching the Food Network. When Toby lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, where pies like The Monstrosity and The Frankensausage are on the menu, things seem perfect. His coworkers, Annabel and Strobe, are cool, and Toby loves being part of a team. But none of them are prepared for what's really going on at Killer Pizza: It's a front for a monster-hunting organization! Learning to cook pizzas is one thing, but killing hideously terrifying monsters? That's a whole other story. Still, if Toby quits Killer Pizza, will monsters take over his town? Greg Taylor's Killer Pizza is a humorous and fast-paced read that R.L. Stine calls "a hot slice of horror that I couldn't put down!"

The Dark Knight Returns: the Last Crusade

The Dark Knight Returns: the Last Crusade

  • Author: Frank Miller,Brian Azzarello
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781401265069
  • Category:
  • Page: 64
  • View: 3711
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One of the most highly anticipated prequels of all-time is finally here in THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE LAST CRUSADE! He changed the history of the comic book industry in 1984 with the release of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and now Frank Miller is back to tell the story before that story! Frank Miller re-teams with his DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR collaborator, John Romita Jr. to tell the story set just before the start of the seminal graphic novel BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT REUTURNS begins. Featuring appearances by the Joker, Poison Ivy, Selina Kyle and the last Robin, this prequel story reveals Who the Dark Knight before he became the elder-statesmen super-hero from Miller legendary Dark Knight saga. Collects THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE LAST CRUSADE #1 and exclusive bonus material.

African Filmmaking

African Filmmaking

North and South of the Sahara

  • Author: Roy Armes
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253348531
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
  • View: 4935
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A critique of filmmaking in the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa by noted film scholar Roy Ames