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Dead Before Dying

Dead Before Dying

  • Author: Deon Meyer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848948379
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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From the author of Thirteen Hours - A Sunday Times '100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945' pick ONE COP. ONE KILLER. TWO CAPTIVES OF THE PAST. Mat Joubert, once a rising star of the South African police force, had it all. Then his wife was murdered, and his hopes died with her. Alcoholic, depressed and overweight, he is a shadow of his former self. Then a new killer appears on the streets of Cape Town, murdering at random. Mat throws himself into the case, viewing it as his last chance for redemption. But, as their shared desire for revenge threatens to destroy both him and the mysterious killer he is hunting, Mat soon learns that he is not the only one with ghosts to lay to rest . . .

Long Dead Before Dying

Long Dead Before Dying

  • Author: Horrified Press
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1326446169
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A Death Before Dying

A Death Before Dying

  • Author: Collin Wilcox
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1480446874
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 231
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An old friend is murdered, and Hastings will do anything he can to avenge her When Frank Hastings knew Meredith Powell, she was a gawky ten-year-old without a care in the world. More than two decades later, she has grown into a stunning beauty—but the gleam in her eye is gone. Over lunch, Meredith confesses that she lives in terror of her emotionally abusive boyfriend, a possessive, rage-filled man named Charles. Hastings, a homicide lieutenant with the San Francisco police department, offers to help her escape. She refuses, and they part ways—unaware that Charles has been watching them the whole time. By the next morning, Meredith has been strangled, her body dumped in the park. The realization that he could have helped her, that he may actually have caused her death, tears Hastings to pieces. Obsessed with revenge, he quickly learns why homicide detectives are prevented from investigating the murders of their loved ones. But he will not rest until Charles is brought to justice—even if it costs him his badge.

Death before Dying

Death before Dying

History, Medicine, and Brain Death

  • Author: Gary Belkin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199367477
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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Brain death-the condition of a non-functioning brain, has been widely adopted around the world as a definition of death since it was detailed in a Report by an Ad Hoc Committee of Harvard Medical School faculty in 1968. It also remains a focus of controversy and debate, an early source of criticism and scrutiny of the bioethics movement. Death before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain Death looks at the work of the Committee in a way that has not been attempted before in terms of tracing back the context of its own sources-the reasoning of it Chair, Henry K Beecher, and the care of patients in coma and knowledge about coma and consciousness at the time. That history requires re-thinking the debate over brain death that followed which has tended to cast the Committee's work in ways this book questions. This book, then, also questions common assumptions about the place of bioethics in medicine. This book discusses if the advent of bioethics has distorted and limited the possibilities for harnessing medicine for social progress. It challenges historical scholarship of medicine to be more curious about how medical knowledge can work as a potentially innovative source of values.

Some Deaths Before Dying

Some Deaths Before Dying

  • Author: Peter Dickinson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0446561096
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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The New York Times Book Review calls multiple-award winner Peter Dickinson "a stylist of subtle brilliance". Always surprising and incisive, the author of The Yellow Room Conspiracy and dozens of other unique novels returns with his first new book in five years; and proves again that in his masterful hands, powerful drama and devastating secrets can be found at the heart of even the smallest mysteries. For nearly her whole life, through most of the twentieth century, Rachel Matson saw the world through the lens of a camera, and produced stunning photographs that not only captured the moment but hinted at a greater truth. Now the ninety-year-old widow lies paralyzed, in the final stages of a debilitating illness. Yet while Rachel's body may be useless, her spirit remains indomitable, her mind razor sharp, and her eye, the trained eye of an artist, still picks up the most telling details. Together with her vast collection of photographs, these gifts are about to help her meet an extraordinary challenge, as she confronts a shattering mystery that harkens back over the decades... On a television program that showcases heirlooms, an antique pistol that belonged to her late husband, Colonel Jocelyn Matson, turns up, leaving Rachel bewildered and then profoundly disturbed. How could the prized Ladurie -- one of a matched pair of dueling pistols she had given to him to commemorate his return from the horrors of a Japanese POW camp -- appear hundreds of miles away in the possession of a stranger? Determined to learn the fate of Jocelyn's gun, Rachel falls back on the one thing left to her -- her intellect -- and soon begins the painful process of teasing the past from the shadows. Whatemerges from the vivid shards of her memories is a mesmerizing tale of honor, passion, and betrayal that stretches from colonial India to modern-day England ...a tale of a loving marriage interrupted by war, of a once-proud reg

Death, Dying, and the Time Traveler

Death, Dying, and the Time Traveler

  • Author: Ray Foster
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1434932338
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 136
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Death, Dying, and the Time Traveler is a collection of short stories. These stories are told by the Time Traveler, who is sent to Earth from another universe. The Time Traveler was genetically created to be Caucasian. As he grows up, his makeup has gradually changed and he has become a man of color. When Madonna, the commander-in-chief of the high council of Alexis, the planet that sent the Time Traveler to Earth, returns years later and transports the Time Traveler aboard his space vessel, he is baffled by these unbelievable stories. During his journey through life on Earth, the Time Traveler was always confronted with death and dying. He has experienced the depths of human sufferance, and there are no great stories of glory to be told. The Time Traveler questions man's existence on Earth and explores three temptations that have led to his failure here. Madonna and his council must decide the fate of the Time Traveler. Will he return to Earth and fulfill his destiny or return to Alexis with Madonna? These are the Time Traveler's thrilling stories of the past, chilling stories of the present, and shocking stories of the future.

A Breath Before Dying

A Breath Before Dying

The Deconstruction of Benjamin Smith

  • Author: C. Alan Lytle
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1469780682
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 248
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After 30 years of failed relationships and poor choices, a self-declared loser searches for the strength to end his life, but fate shows him that the future can be quite different from the past.

The Sacred Art of Dying

The Sacred Art of Dying

How World Religions Understand Death

  • Author: Kenneth Kramer
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809129423
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 226
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Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.

That's Deep!

That's Deep!

Reflections on the Afterlife of a Black Student

  • Author: Kevin L. Moore
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1483670570
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 163
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Real, raw and refreshing are just a few adjectives that describe this insightful work of art. Through his various experiences growing up in the inner city, Kevin Laron Moore, a.k.a. Height, was blessed with the unique ability to discern and articulate the many realities of Black life in America. The language is sometimes cutting, but with his exceptional word rhyming style, the author holds his readers spellbound. Emotions are taken on a rollercoaster ride by the authors accurate and incontrovertible contents. This book is all about reflections of the writers experiences in America. The seven REFLECTIONS and BONUS CHAPTER, discuss in turn - pain, promise, and evolution in its: Reflections on Youth, Reflections on Black Men and Black Women, Reflections on Self-Determination, Reflections on Community and Self-hatred, Reflections on Black Life in America, Reflections on Family, Reflections on God and Religion, and Five Bullets and a Blessing (Bonus Chapter). While these reflections and bonus chapter are written from the viewpoints of the Authors empirical knowledge, many who have experienced his lifes journey will understand and strongly relate, while others who are open to walking in anothers shoes will learn and be transformed. The notes (thoughts) herein can be described as a serious, urban, social commentary written in a poetic format. It is a journey from a valley of pain and desolation to the heights of promise and ultimate potential. Thats Deep!: Reflections on the Afterlife of a Black Student is simply a MUST-READ BOOK!!! It is a sociological work that will teach others and remind those who have felt the sting firsthand of the devastating impact of Americas separate and unequal treatment of many of its voiceless citizenry. It is a history lesson to people of all races and nationalities of the matchless, resilient and soulful spirit of Africa and all of her outreached descendants. It is also a powerful message that without Gods love, mercy and grace, ones life is purposeless, empty and unprotected.

City of God

City of God

  • Author: Saint Augustine
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141920629
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1184
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St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends the best political experiences of the world and offers citizenship that will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.