In the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jack Carr
  • ISBN : 1982181680
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 3529

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: ​“Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!” —Chris Pratt, star of The Terminal List, coming to Amazon Prime The #1 New York Times bestselling Terminal List series continues as James Reece embarks on a global journey of vengeance. A woman boards a plane in the African country of Burkina Faso having just completed a targeted assassination for the state of Israel. Two minutes later, her plane is blown out of the sky. Over 6,000 miles away, former Navy SEAL James Reece watches the names and pictures of the victims on cable news. One face triggers a distant memory of a Mossad operative attached to the CIA years earlier in Iraq—a woman with ties to the intelligence services of two nations…a woman Reece thought he would never see again. Reece enlists friends new and old across the globe to track down her killer, unaware that he may be walking into a deadly trap.

In the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lisa Unger
  • ISBN : 145169119X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2468

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The New York Times bestselling author and International Thriller Writers “Best Novel” finalist Lisa Unger returns to the dark psychological suspense that made Beautiful Lies a bestseller around the world. Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can’t quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers? When Lana’s closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying ways—to friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her where­abouts the night Beck disappeared doesn’t jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lana’s lies. And he’s dying to tell. Lisa Unger’s writing has been hailed as “sensational” (Publishers Weekly) and “sophisticated” (New York Daily News), with “gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose” (Associated Press). Masterfully suspenseful, finely crafted, and written with a no-holds-barred raw power, In the Blood is Unger at her best.

Fire in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Perry O'Brien
  • ISBN : 0812988590
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 7067

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “A tremendously compelling debut of rare skill” (Phil Klay, author of Redeployment) about a soldier who goes AWOL from Afghanistan and returns home to unravel the mystery of his wife’s death. When Coop—a U.S. Army paratrooper serving in Afghanistan—is called urgently to his Captain’s office, he fears he’s headed for a court martial. Coop has been keeping a terrible secret from his fellow soldiers, and worries he’s been discovered. Instead, his life is devastated in a different way: his wife, Kay, has been killed in a hit-and-run. Given a brief leave to fly back to New York and attend to Kay’s affairs, Coop is increasingly disturbed by the suspicious circumstances of his wife’s death. He decides to go AWOL, using his military training to uncover the real story behind Kay’s fatal accident. As he circles in on the truth, Coop must distinguish ally from enemy among a cast of players in the Bronx underworld: Albanian heroin smugglers, shady cops, corrupt rehab doctors, and his wife’s family, a powerful clan of financial elites. Navigating this new battlefield, he’ll have to find justice for Kay while also seeking his own redemption. Humming with mystery and grief, Fire in the Blood is a compulsively readable thriller about the wars we fight, whether overseas, in our city streets, or in the depths of our own hearts.

In the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lesley Walsh
  • ISBN : 1504072316
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 268
  • Readers : 3514

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One woman’s heroism gives her unwanted attention and snares her in a web of deadly revelations from the past in this breathtaking crime thriller. Grace Dobbs, a champion at her local gun club, lives a quiet life in Western Australia with her mother. But when a violent killing spree in the neighbourhood sees Grace come to the rescue, she is catapulted into the limelight as a local heroine. However, her fame spreads much further than the local town, bringing her to the attention of someone in Britain who is very keen to meet her. But what does this person want? And can they be trusted? As Grace travels to England to discover her true heritage, she is about to learn the real meaning of danger. “In the Blood is an enormously enjoyable read. Entertaining, unflinching and seeped in dark intent, the novel leaves this reader lamenting that the late Ms. Welsh won’t gift her readers another work.” —Mark Wilson, bestselling author of the dEaDINBURGH series

Art in the Blood (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, Book 1)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Bonnie MacBird
  • ISBN : 0008129681
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 1681

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend – until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.

Silver in the Blood

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jessica Day George
  • ISBN : 1619634325
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 1021

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Two girls struggle with their dark family heritage in this lush historical fantasy perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Kendare Blake. As debutantes in 1890s New York City, cousins Dacia and Lou knew little about their mysterious Romanian relatives, the Florescus. Now, upon turning seventeen, the girls must journey to Romania--a journey that seems to be both reward and punishment--to meet their cousins and their tyrant of a grandmother and to learn the secrets of their family. Secrets spoken of in whispers. Dangerous secrets known as the Claw, the Wing, and the Smoke. But as dangerous as those family secrets might be, even more dangerous is the centuries-old bond between the Florescus and the royal Dracula family, and it seems that it's time for Dacia and Lou to give up their life in New York society and take their place among the servants of the Draculas. When the devilish heir, Mihai Dracula, sets his sights on Dacia as part of his evil, power-hungry plan, the girls must accept or fight against this cruel inheritance. Do they have the courage to break the shackles of their upbringing and set the course of their own destiny?

In the Blood

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Andrew Motion
  • ISBN : 1567923399
  • Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
  • Number of Pages : 326
  • Readers : 6545

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: William Faulkner's character Quentin in The Sound and the Fury repeatedly observes that "temporary" is "the saddest word of all." Despair over human impermanence and the desire to preserve what has been known and felt, even grief, reverberate at the heart of British Poet Laureate Motion's memoir of his childhood and adolescence in rural postwar England. A pæan to his family, and the secret hollows of his beloved home, this memoir evokes a whole world long disappeared. The book begins in December of 1968, hours before his mother's foxhunting accident and subsequent coma from which she never recovers. This memoir is far more than a guide to the life behind the poems; it is a stand against the ineluctability of time's passing, an insistence that what has been "felt in the blood, and felt in the blood, and felt along the heart," is, as the epigraph from Wordsworth suggests, an integral substance of our anatomy, a part that can be neither taken from us nor lost.

Grain in the Blood

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : Rob Drummond
  • ISBN : 1350023809
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 9909

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Twelve years ago, from the mouth of a great sacrifice, a child was born. And they called her Autumn. Isaac returns to his family home with a chance to atone for the terrible mistake that claimed his childhood. Autumn is a little girl whose time is running out. With three sleeps left before her birthday, she can only hope for a miracle, or an unexpected act of selflessness. Her grandmother, Sophia, brings them together in a desperate attempt to save her family, at any cost. Set against the eerie backdrop of an isolated rural community and steeped in the folklore of the harvest, Grain in the Blood is a noir-ish thriller exploring a timely moral dilemma: how much are we prepared to sacrifice for the greater good? The play received its world premiere at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, on 18 October 2016, before opening at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 1 November 2016.

Doctor Who: In the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jenny T Colgan
  • ISBN : 1473550092
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 7922

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: All over the world, people are venting their fury at one another on social media. Dropping their friends, giving vent to their hatred, and everywhere behaving with incredible cruelty. Even Donna has found that her friend Hettie, with her seemingly perfect life and fancy house, has unfriended her. And now, all over the world, internet trolls are dying... As more and more people give in to this wave of bitterness and aggression, it's clear this is no simple case of modern living. This is unkindness as a plague. From the streets of London to the web cafes of South Korea and the deepest darkest forests of Rio, can the Doctor and Donna find the cause of this unhappiness before it's too late? An original novel featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna, as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

Written in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Stephen Lloyd Jones
  • ISBN : 0316254479
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 9256

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Chilling . . . A neo-gothic treat; original, richly imagined, and powerfully told." --The Guardian (UK) for The String Diaries See the girl. Leah Wilde is twenty-four, a runaway on a black motorbike, hunting for answers while changing her identity with each new Central European town. See the man, having come of age in extraordinary suffering and tragedy in nineteenth-century Budapest; witness to horror, to love, to death, and the wrath of a true monster. Izsák still lives in the present day, impossibly middle-aged. He's driven not only to hunt this immortal evil but to find his daughter, stolen from an Arctic cabin and grown into the thing Izsák has sworn to kill. See the monster, a beautiful, seemingly young woman who stalks the American West, seeking the young and the strong to feed upon, desperate to return to Europe where her coven calls. Written in the Blood is the epic thriller of the year, a blazing and dexterous saga spanning generations, and threading the lives of five individuals driven by love, by sacrifice, by hunger and by fear. They seek to save a race--or to extinguish it forever.

Sugar in the Blood

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Andrea Stuart
  • ISBN : 030796115X
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 5835

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a revolution was fully under way: the farming of sugar cane, and the swiftly increasing demands for sugar worldwide, would not only lift George Ashby from abject poverty and shape the lives of his descendants, but it would also bind together ambitious white entrepreneurs and enslaved black workers in a strangling embrace. Stuart uses her own family story—from the seventeenth century through the present—as the pivot for this epic tale of migration, settlement, survival, slavery and the making of the Americas. As it grew, the sugar trade enriched Europe as never before, financing the Industrial Revolution and fuelling the Enlightenment. And, as well, it became the basis of many economies in South America, played an important part in the evolution of the United States as a world power and transformed the Caribbean into an archipelago of riches. But this sweet and hugely profitable trade—“white gold,” as it was known—had profoundly less palatable consequences in its precipitation of the enslavement of Africans to work the fields on the islands and, ultimately, throughout the American continents. Interspersing the tectonic shifts of colonial history with her family’s experience, Stuart explores the interconnected themes of settlement, sugar and slavery with extraordinary subtlety and sensitivity. In examining how these forces shaped her own family—its genealogy, intimate relationships, circumstances of birth, varying hues of skin—she illuminates how her family, among millions of others like it, in turn transformed the society in which they lived, and how that interchange continues to this day. Shifting between personal and global history, Stuart gives us a deepened understanding of the connections between continents, between black and white, between men and women, between the free and the enslaved. It is a story brought to life with riveting and unparalleled immediacy, a story of fundamental importance to the making of our world.

A Flaw in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Stephanie Barron
  • ISBN : 055390468X
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 2825

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The acclaimed author of the bestselling Jane Austen mysteries brings rich historical immediacy to an enthralling new suspense novel centered around Queen Victoria’s troubled court…and a secret so dangerous, it could topple thrones. Windsor Castle, 1861. For the second time in over twenty years, Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald has been summoned by the Queen. The first time, he’d been a zealous young legal clerk, investigating what appeared to be a murderous conspiracy against her. Now he is a distinguished gentleman at the top of his profession. And the Queen is a woman in the grip of fear. For on this chilly night, her beloved husband, Prince Albert, lies dying. With her future clouded by grief, Fitzgerald can’t help but notice the Queen is curiously preoccupied with the past. Yet why, and how he can help, is unclear. His bewilderment deepens when the royal coach is violently overturned, nearly killing him and his brilliant young ward, Dr. Georgiana Armistead, niece of the late Dr. Snow, a famed physician who’d attended none other than Her Majesty. Fitzgerald is sure of one thing: the Queen’s carriage was not attacked at random—it was a carefully chosen target. But was it because he rode in it? Fitzgerald won’t risk dying in order to find out. He’ll leave London and take Georgiana with him—if they can get out alive. For soon the pair find themselves hunted. Little do they know they each carry within their past hidden clues to a devastating royal secret…one they must untangle if they are to survive. From the streets of London to the lush hills of Cannes, from the slums of St. Giles to the gilded halls of Windsor Castle, A Flaw in the Blood delivers a fascinating tale of pursuit, and the artful blend of period detail and electrifying intrigue that only the remarkable Stephanie Barron can devise.

In the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Margaret Kirk
  • ISBN : 140918871X
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 3940

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The bloated remains of a man are discovered bound to a derelict pier in Orkney and newly promoted DCI Lukas Mahler dispatches a team to investigate. But when the body is identified as Alex Fleming - Mahler's former colleague from his time in the Met - the case becomes personal. Mahler's investigation takes him from his old stamping ground of London to the world of organised crime, and from sixteenth-century witch executions to Fleming's most notorious unsolved case: the 'Witchfinder' murders. Are the runic symbols found with Fleming's body proof the killer's struck again - or is there an even darker story to be uncovered? With pressure mounting from all sides and demons from his own past surfacing, Mahler is faced with the most complex moral decision of his career.

Sweetness in the Blood

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : James Doucet-Battle
  • ISBN : 1452962316
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 9603

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A bold new indictment of the racialization of science Decades of data cannot be ignored: African American adults are far more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than white adults. But has science gone so far in racializing diabetes as to undermine the search for solutions? In a rousing indictment of the idea that notions of biological race should drive scientific inquiry, Sweetness in the Blood provides an ethnographic picture of biotechnology’s framings of Type 2 diabetes risk and race and, importantly, offers a critical examination of the assumptions behind the recruitment of African American and African-descent populations for Type 2 diabetes research. James Doucet-Battle begins with a historical overview of how diabetes has been researched and framed racially over the past century, chronicling one company’s efforts to recruit African Americans to test their new diabetes risk-score algorithm with the aim of increasing the clinical and market value of the firm’s technology. He considers African American reticence about participation in biomedical research and examines race and health disparities in light of advances in genomic sequencing technology. Doucet-Battle concludes by emphasizing that genomic research into sub-Saharan ancestry in fact underlines the importance of analyzing gender before attempting to understand the notion of race. No disease reveals this more than Type 2 diabetes. Sweetness in the Blood challenges the notion that the best approach to understanding, managing, and curing Type 2 diabetes is through the lens of race. It also transforms how we think about sugar, filling a neglected gap between the sugar- and molasses-sweetened past of the enslaved African laborer and the high-fructose corn syrup- and corporate-fed body of the contemporary consumer-laborer.

Something in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Phillip Messinger
  • ISBN : 166558579X
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Number of Pages : 122
  • Readers : 5115

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As a child, Chris thought he wanted to be a doctor, but a visit to a training ship convinced him that his future lay at sea. Jonathan on the other hand decided to study medicine but always had a hankering for faraway places, and had a rather romanticised view of the sea based on some of his father’s reminiscences. Fate would bring them together, and in an action-packed account this book explores the way in which they re-visited their early aspirations, and decided if indeed they should have followed a different course. They pursued their careers, but always with the occasional thought that, maybe, they had been swayed by circumstances into the wrong direction.

Splinter in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ashley Dyer
  • ISBN : 0062797719
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 3429

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “One of the boldest, most inventive serial-killer thrillers since The Silence of the Lambs. . . . Perfect for fans of Jeffery Deaver and Lisa Gardner.”— A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author A propulsive debut suspense novel, filled with secrets, nerve-jangling tension, perplexing mystery, and cold-blooded murder, in which a police officer on the hunt for a macabre serial killer is brutally attacked, and only his partner knows the truth about what happened—and who did it. After months of hunting a ruthless murderer dubbed the Thorn Killer, Detective Greg Carver is shot in his own home. His trusted partner, Ruth Lake, is alone with him. Yet instead of calling for help, she rearranges the crime scene and wipes the room clean of prints. But Carver isn’t dead. Awakening in the hospital, Carver has no memory of being shot, but is certain that his assailant is the Thorn Killer. Though there’s no evidence to support his claim, Carver insists the attack is an attempt to scare the detective off the psychopath’s scent. Trapped in a hospital bed, Carver’s obsession grows. He’s desperate to get back to work and finally nail the bastard, before more innocent blood is spilled. One person knows the truth and she’s not talking. She’s also now leading the Thorn Killer investigation while Carver recuperates. It doesn’t matter that more victims’ lives are at stake. Ruth is keeping a deadly secret, and she’ll cross every line to keep it from surfacing.

Magic In the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Devon Monk
  • ISBN : 1101046627
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 3554

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Magic stirred in me, offering whatever I wanted. With little more than a thought and a gesture or two, I could make magic do anything. So long as I was willing to pay the price… Allison Beckstrom knows better than most that when magic’s involved, nothing’s free. She’s had to pay its price of migraines and forgetfulness while working as a Hound, tracing illegal spells back to their casters. And even though magic has stolen her recent memory—including her history with the man she supposedly fell in love with—Allie isn’t about to give up on Hounding, or the city she cares about. Then the police’s magic enforcement division asks her to consult on what seems to be a straightforward missing persons case. But what began as a way to make rent leads Allie into grave danger when the trail she’s following draws her into the dark underworld of criminals, ghosts, and blood magic. There, Allie discovers it will take more than just magic to survive. “We’re going to be hearing a lot more of Devon Monk.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Briggs “Monk’s writing is addictive, and the only cure is more, more, more!” —New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Vincent

Ghost in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jonathan Moeller
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Azure Flame Media, LLC
  • Number of Pages : 344
  • Readers : 1867

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Caina is a Ghost nightfighter, one of the Emperor’s elite spies and assassins, and few enemies of the Empire ever escape her cunning. Yet all Caina’s wit and skill might not be enough to save her from a terrible fate. Sent to hunt down a cruel slave trader, Caina encounters something far darker. An ancient evil, a thing of legend and terror. A creature that wants to corrupt her, heart and soul…

In the Blood

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Robert Wuthnow
  • ISBN : 1400873878
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 8263

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Farming is essential to the American economy and our daily lives, yet few of us have much contact with farmers except through the food we eat. Who are America's farmers? Why is farming important to them? How are they coping with dramatic changes to their way of life? In the Blood paints a vivid and moving portrait of America’s farm families, shedding new light on their beliefs, values, and complicated relationship with the land. Drawing on more than two hundred in-depth interviews, Robert Wuthnow presents farmers in their own voices as they speak candidly about their family traditions, aspirations for their children, business arrangements, and conflicts with family members. They describe their changing relationships with neighbors, their shifting views about religion, and the subtle ways they defend their personal independence. Wuthnow shares the stories of farmers who operate dairies, raise livestock, and grow our fruit and vegetables. We hear from corn and soybean farmers, wheat-belt farmers, and cotton growers. We gain new insights into how farmers assign meaning to the land, and how they grapple with the increasingly difficult challenges of biotechnology and global markets. In the Blood reveals how, despite profound changes in modern agriculture, farming remains an enduring commitment that runs deeply in the veins of today’s farm families.

Pleading in the Blood

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  • Category : Art
  • Author : Dominic Johnson
  • ISBN : 1783200359
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Readers : 9493

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ron Athey is an iconic figure in contemporary art and performance. In his frequently bloody portrayals of life, death, crisis, and fortitude in the time of AIDS, Athey calls into question the limits of artistic practice. These limits enable Athey to explore key themes including gender, sexuality, radical sex, queer activism, post-punk and industrial culture, tattooing and body modification, ritual, and religion. This landmark publication includes Athey's own writings, commissioned essays by maverick artists and leading academics, and full-color images of Athey's art and performances since the early 1980s. The diverse range of artistic and critical contributors to the book reflects Athey's creative and cultural impact, among them musician Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons who contributed a foreword.

Traitor to the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Barb Hendee,J.C. Hendee
  • ISBN : 1101042095
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 2756

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The adventures of Magiere and Leesil continue as they journey into Leesil's savage homeland seeking the family-and secret burden-he abandoned long ago.

Prince of the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Raymond E. Feist
  • ISBN : 0307418286
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 3115

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Prince of the Blood is a work that explores strength and weakness, hope and fear, and what it means to be a man—in a kingdom where peace is the most precious commodity of all. If there were two more impetuous and carefree men in the Kingdom of the Isles, they had yet to be found. Twins Borric and Erland wore that mantle proudly, much to the chagrin of their father, Prince Arutha of Krondor. But their blissful youth has come to an end. Their uncle, the King, has produced no male children. Bypassing himself, Arutha names Borric, the eldest twin by seconds, the Royal Heir. As his brother, Erland will have his own great responsibilities to shoulder. To drive home their future roles, Arutha sends them as ambassadors to Kesh, the most feared nation in the world. Borric and Erland will be presented to the Queen of Kesh—the single most powerful ruler in the known world—at her Seventy-fifth Jubilee Anniversary. But they have not even left Krondor when an assassination attempt on Borric is thwarted. Aware that he is being provoked into war, Arutha does not rise to the bait. His sons’ journey will not be deterred, for nothing less than peace is riding on it. Yet there is to be no peace for the young princes. When their traveling party is ambushed, Borric disappears and is presumed dead—sending Erland into spirals of rage and grief as he is forced to navigate alone the court intrigues at Kesh. But unbeknownst to anyone, Borric lives and has escaped his captors. In a strange land, with a price on his head, Borric must use all his wits and stamina to find his way back to his brother. On separate paths, the two men—one a fugitive and one a future king—make their journey toward maturity, honor, and duty. For every step they take could sway the fragile peace of the land, as those who crave war rally against them—and become ever more daring.

In the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ruth Mancini
  • ISBN : 1788543297
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 6337

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: THE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB PICK THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER MOTHER... FRIEND... POISONER? A young mother is accused of attempting to poison her own child. Ellie is secretive and challenging – she's had a troubled life – but does that mean she's capable of murder? Criminal defence lawyer Sarah Kellerman is tasked with proving Ellie's innocence. But Sarah's desperate pursuit of the truth will draw her – and her five-year-old son – into unimaginable danger... Unsettling and compulsive, In the Blood is a chilling study of class, motherhood and power from a new star in crime fiction. 'A tense legal thriller set against the pressures of single motherhood, In the Blood is deeply authentic, tightly plotted and beautifully written. I can't wait for the next in the series' HARRIET TYCE. 'I tore through it once I'd started. A fantastic thriller that grips you from the first page and doesn't let go until the explosive finish. Brilliant' JENNY BLACKHURST. 'If you loved Apple Tree Yard, you'll love In the Blood. Totally gripping and compelling' SARAH FLINT. 'This creeping, disquieting story had me guessing until the rollercoaster end' LESLEY THOMSON.

The Blood of Orcs

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : April Nia Raine,Trevor Jones
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : April Nia Raine & Trevor Jones
  • Number of Pages : 342
  • Readers : 3834

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The orcs of Kinthur have been conspiring to circumvent the long-standing Gods’ Covenant. They plot to bring their evil god, Old One-Eye, back to rule Kinthur and dominate or destroy the other races. Ellwyn, a young elven ranger, and her companions stumble upon an ancient prophesy that foretells this event. With only the help of her companions, she must unravel the mystery before it’s too late. They are set on a course that will lead to high magic, monsters, treasures, and possible death. Can they stop the orcs in time and at what terrible cost?

A Fire in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Amanda Ashley
  • ISBN : 1420142518
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 2027

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “An exciting vampire romance with a slew of fascinating paranormal characters—the good, the bad, and the unequivocally evil” from the bestselling author (Fresh Fiction). “I see a man. He is old. Very old. He will come into your life in a moment of danger. He will watch over you and protect you.” The gypsy’s hand gripped Tessa’s tighter. “He will bring you death,” she whispered, her voice like the rustle of dry leaves. “And life.” Ten years later, when Andrei Dinescu saves Tessa from a vicious attacker, she has no idea that the handsome stranger the fortune teller predicted is not a hunter but a seven-hundred-year-old vampire. Darkly powerful, unbelievably compelling, he is obviously pursuing Tessa, but is it her love he’s after or her blood? Praise for the writing of Amanda Ashley “A master of her craft.” —Maggie Shayne, New York Times–bestselling author “A classic vampire tale of sensual, spine-tingling suspense.” —Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times–bestselling author “Sexy, fast-paced, gritty, this is Amanda Ashley at her best! A must read!” —Ronda Thompson, New York Times–bestselling author

In the Blood (Book #2 in the Vampire's Witch Saga)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jennifer Abrahams
  • ISBN : 098874841X
  • Publisher : Jennifer Abrahams
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 3483

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: IN THE BLOOD was inspired by actual events and their resulting, recurring nightmares. Do the choices we make in our past lives haunt us throughout time? That seems to be what’s happening to 21-year-old Skyla Jane Judge as she struggles to decide her future. It turns out that the special abilities she’s recently discovered stem from spiritual practices she engaged in during a past life. The question is, should she embrace these powers—and her true self—or should she turn her back on all that she has become and could continue to become? Meanwhile, the “den” hums below The French Quarter as its members meditate in their makeshift home. Keeping the clan intact proves to be trickier than ever as they are forced to seek help deep in Louisiana’s swamp lands- placing their trust in powerful vampires, witches, and ... each other. Skyla realizes that clarity comes with a cost in this creepy cobblestone town. Her inner turmoil is heightened by the rival affections of two den members. One offers new love, while the other promises the rekindling of a glorious romance from the past. Skyla’s heart and soul are very literally at stake, and the effects of her decision are sure to reverberate beyond this lifetime. IN THE BLOOD (48,000 words) is Book #2 of The Vampire’s Witch Saga, following Book #1 (THE DEN). Book #3 (THE SEVENTH DAY) of the series is also available for sale.

Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : David J. Skal
  • ISBN : 1631490117
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Number of Pages : 672
  • Readers : 8418

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A 2017 Edgar Award Finalist A revelatory biography exhumes the haunted origins of the man behind the immortal myth, bringing us "the closest we can get to understanding [Bram Stoker] and his iconic tale" (The New Yorker). In this groundbreaking portrait of the man who birthed an undying cultural icon, David J. Skal "pulls back the curtain to reveal the author who dreamed up this vampire" (TIME magazine). Examining the myriad anxieties plaguing the Victorian fin de siecle, Skal stages Bram Stoker’s infirm childhood against a grisly tableau of medical mysteries and horrors: cholera and famine fever, childhood opium abuse, frantic bloodletting, mesmeric quack cures, and the gnawing obsession with "bad blood" that pervades Dracula. In later years, Stoker’s ambiguous sexuality is explored through his passionate youthful correspondence with Walt Whitman, his adoration of the actor Sir Henry Irving, and his romantic rivalry with lifelong acquaintance Oscar Wilde—here portrayed as a stranger-than-fiction doppelgänger. Recalling the psychosexual contours of Stoker’s life and art in splendidly gothic detail, Something in the Blood is the definitive biography for years to come.

Power in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Greg Matthews
  • ISBN : 1504034899
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 903
  • Readers : 5668

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Siblings separated on an orphan train reunite years later to seek revenge in the lawless West in this “great novelist’s masterwork” (Stephen King). In 1869, the Dugan siblings board an orphan train in upstate New York. Adopted by different families at separate stops along the train’s westward journey, Clay, Zoe, and Drew vow to find one another as soon as they can, but tragic circumstances conspire against them. Clay avenges the brutal murder of his foster parents and becomes one of the most feared bounty hunters in the West. Raped by her new father, Zoe gives birth to a daughter whose vivid blue birthmark portends the gift of second sight. And Drew, abandoned in the desert by a religious fanatic, is rescued by renegade Apache brothers and falls in with a crowd of murderers, prostitutes, and bank robbers. When fate finally reunites the siblings, Zoe enlists Clay and Drew in a plot against a ruthless Colorado gold magnate bent on stealing her fortune. Decades spent practicing the art of survival have taught the Dugans that the odds are always stacked against them—but if they stopped to consider the odds, they would have been dead long ago. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as a “great page-turning, stay-up-late-into-the-night-saga” and ideal for fans of Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy, Power in the Blood takes readers on an epic journey into the dark heart of the American frontier.

In the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Philip Loraine
  • ISBN : 0008266247
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 4216

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Lydia Ackland was nearly blind when she fell downstairs and was killed. Her grandchildren have always accepted the official verdict – accident. Besides, they have their own problems: beautiful Kate is ending a love-affair; her brother Daniel is painfully crippled.

The Blood Covenant: Mistrust, Division, & Murder

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kornelia Blackmore
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Blackmore Publication LLC
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 1784

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Act One: Mistrust Tessa (Red) Parker I looked at my rearview mirror and noticed it was a group of people. However, I couldn't see cuz the smoke from their car and headlights blinded me, so I couldn't identify who they were, but one thing I could make out from their silhouette was what they were carrying; and when I realized what it was, my blood went cold. "Maybe they just wanna talk?" Fox shivered a sob where she sat crouched behind the driver's seat; that's why she was pissed when I slammed the breaks. These people were carrying spears and guns and not the tiny kind either; it was shotguns and AK's, from what I could tell. "Now, can I shoot them?" Nessa asked me, "Wait," I said, glaring down at my hands and noticed they were shaking violently. I let out a shuddering breath to calm myself down. "Wait, who died and made you the fucking leader!" Fox argued with me, and they kept walking towards the car as they almost huddled around it. "Shut up, Fox, for once, please, just stay quiet," "Maybe it's Park Rangers or something, and maybe they can get us the fuck outta here; I need to be around people again. I can't deal with this shit right now," she cried. I noticed Stone hid her gun under her blouse and turned to face me with a stern expression, both of us silently acknowledging between us that Toto, we aren't in Kansas anymore. Then a black kid who looked to be our age stepped beside the driver's seat, and I peeped from the corner of my eye. There were two people on both sides of the doors by the backseat windows, and from the rearview mirror, two more people stood behind us. "Well, that was really rude of you to go and wreck our car like that when we were just trying to have some fun," He claimed with a friendly smile. I chuckled wryly, "Ah right, sorry, listen; we'll find a way to pay for the damages," "Don't worry. You won't get very far, not from us anyway," "What do you want, you fucking psycho!" Fox shouted from the backseat. "Oh, didn't you know? These woods are hunting grounds, and what better target practice than you guys, seeing as you're lost and all," "No, no, we aren't lost, really, just uh, we took a detour to get to the main road back to the city," I lied, but when the guy looked at my hands gripping the steering wheel tight, and my heart was beating so damn loud it rang in my ears, please I hope he can't hear my heart racing like a fucking jackhammer. "Oh yeah?" He said, taking his stance, and aimed the AK at me, and when he did, I held my hands up, I'm gonna die. College students Tessa Parker (Red), Inessa Alexeyev (Nessa/Stone), and Kalina Izumi (Fox) were driving one day after classes to grab some food, but the GPS was acting weird and took them down a deadly detour in the woods where now they are being hunted by other college students. But that's only Act One. After being hunted, and put to the test in Act One, now Tessa finds out she has a strange ability based off of her choices, and joined together with her friends, she KNOWS there's more going on behind the scenes in the school, but would anyone believe her due to her strange abilities? In this psychological thriller novel, based off of the authors nightmare, comes the story of Fear, and how deadly it really is both in the context of this story, and in real life.

Strike the Blood, Vol. 14 (light novel)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Gakuto Mikumo
  • ISBN : 1975332598
  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 8793

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Following the events of the Tartarus incident, repairs begins on Itogami island, and local idol Asagi has been chosen as the symbol of the reconstruction effort. Or so it would appear... It isn't long before Kojou and Yukina have to rush to her rescue, but...what's going on with Yukina's body?!

Embers in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jessica Gunn
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Jessica Gunn
  • Number of Pages : 334
  • Readers : 9553

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: I’m Ava Locke. Three months ago, my worst nightmare came back to life. But with Kian’s help and Will’s unwavering support, I managed to take out Veynix the Venomous for good. Too bad Talon, Landshaft’s elite assassin and poison masters, won’t go away. A new drug is sweeping Boston. And unfortunately for me and the other Hunters here, once infected, there’s nothing any of us can do but wait to see if we burn, too. To make matters worse, the Fire Circle has called in a team from Hydron, a Water Circle-CIA operation outside our jurisdiction, to consult. Talon is still working on their plan, but the only thing we know is that it somehow involves Ember witches. Unfortunately, the surprises Talon keeps bringing are nothing compared to the one awaiting me at Headquarters when I return. Because as it turns out, the most dangerous thing to you is also the closest. Maybe I’ve been burning all along.

The Power of the Blood of Jesus

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Andrew Murray,General Press
  • ISBN : 9389157757
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 8176

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Power of the Blood of Jesus is a devotional written by Andrew Murray on Christian spirituality as he applies examples from the Scripture. Andrew Murray was a South African pastor and Christian writer who considered missions to be the chief ed of the church. Murray was one of the leading figures during the South African Revival of 1860. Today he is best remembered as a writer of hundreds of Christian books, many of which are still widely read today including Abide in Christ, Absolute Surrender, and With Christ in the School of Prayer.

Fire in the Blood

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : W.R. Gingell
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : W. R. Gingell
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3608

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A princess in a dragon-guarded tower. The prince who is to rescue her. The prince’s ensorcelled dragon. And one enchanted keep that might just be enough to kill them all... It’s widely known that Princess Kayami Koto is held captive in the Enchanted Keep by a dragon of great ferocity and skill. So when the bold, daring and crafty Prince Akish attempts to rescue her, it seems only sensible to bring his own dragon, Rafiq. But the Keep’s dragon is only the first Circle in the Keep’s Seven Circles of Challenge, and both Rafiq and the prince will have to keep their wits about them if they’re to survive and rescue the princess. There to help them is the princess’ serving maid, Kako. But why does Kako seem so familiar to Rafiq? Will she really help them, or does she have her own agenda? Rafiq isn’t sure, but he knows one thing: Kako may be the only person who can free him from his bondage to the prince, and that’s worth any amount of risk.

Salt in the Blood

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Patrick Dixon,Sheila Dixon
  • ISBN : 1472986253
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 5332

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Everything creaks and bends in heavy seas – what will not bend will simply snap. So many times I wondered how much load we could carry in a powerful storm without breaking apart. If we flooded any faster I would drown in seconds.” Patrick Dixon spent years working as a doctor at University College Hospital, while his wife Sheila was a magistrate – high-pressure careers that demanded long hours away from their home, family and passion for sailing. It is a frustrating story many occasional sailors can relate to, but unlike most, Patrick and Sheila realised early enough that they could only bend so far before something snapped, they could only take on so much before they drowned. This is their story of how they made changes (some more challenging than others) that they knows other sailors could make too, regardless of where they are at the moment – how they changed their priorities but managed to sustain a new career that fitted in around life rather than the other way round. It is also the story of their personal journey, both physically (across the Atlantic and to little-visited corners of the Mediterranean) and metaphorically – how a doctor who treated cancer patients coped with a partner facing the same battle. Neither of them wanted to let that flood things either. Through their personal story, with plenty of mishaps that led to insights (both about sailing and life in general), and encounters that turned into opportunities, Patrick and Sheila explore the importance of prioritising the right things in life, and the simple benefits of travel. The book is packed with inspiring but practical advice for all those who have salt in the blood.

Machine readable labels in the blood transfusion service

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : J. Jenkins
  • ISBN : 9400980469
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 99
  • Readers : 9361

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dr W J Jenkins In 1977 when the Sheffield Transfusion Centre took delivery of the first GROUPAMATIC blood grouping machine in the UK it was equipped with a sample identification system involving complicated and expensive disposable punched cards. In fact, the cards were so expensive that Dr Wagstaff was unable to find the revenue to support the system. A year later, when Brentwood took delivery of a GROUPAMATIC, we were faced with the same problem, but by chance we heard that KONTRON was developing a laser scanning system for bar code labels and we were able to have our machine modified. Subsequently the Sheffield machine was altered to take the bar code scanner. At about the same time the Bristol Centre was helping TECHNICON with the development of the AUTO GROUPER C-16, and fortunately they decided on a laser reader of the same type for bar code identification. Thus there were three centres with the capability for reading bar codes on blood grouping machines and it became necessary to find someone to produce the bar code labels. There was only on~ printer in the UK who could produce labels to the required specification. To cut the costs of printing, and in the hope of avoiding a wide variation in codes, I invited representatives of centres interested in the problem to a meeting, where we set up what we called the Group of Six. This later became an official Working Party of the Regional Transfusion Directors.

The Memory in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ryan Van Loan
  • ISBN : 125022263X
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 6709

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Memory in the Blood is the pulse-pounding conclusion to Ryan Van Loan's The Fall of the Gods series, featuring sea battles, hidden libraries, warring deities, old enemies, and one woman's desire for liberation and revenge. When her quest to destroy the Gods began, Buc was a child of the streets. Now she is a woman of steel, shaped by gaining and losing power, tempered by love and betrayal, and honed to a fine edge by grief and her desire for vengeance. A perilous, clandestine mission to a hidden library uncovers information that is key to destroying both the Dead Gods and their enemy, the Goddess Ciris. Ciris's creation, Sin, who lives inside Buc, gives her superhuman abilities and tempts her with hints of even greater power. With that power, she could achieve almost anything—end the religious war tearing her world apart, remake society at a stroke—but the price would be the betrayal of everything she has fought for . . . and the man she loved would still be dead. In the middle of this murderous, magical maelstrom, a coded message smuggled out of the heart of the Dead Gods' cathedral reveals that the Dead Gods intend to destroy Ciris—and much of the world with her. This. Will. Not. Stand. If Buc has to destroy all Gods, eat the rich, and break the world's economy to save the people, she will do it. Even if it costs her everything. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Needle in the Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sarah Bower
  • ISBN : 1402265921
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 8335

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: His lust for power gave him everything. But it might cost him the love of his life. The Bishop hired her for a simple job: embroider a tapestry. It is an enormous work, a cloth trophy of the conquest of England. But her skill with a needle and thread is legendary. It would be uncomplicated. She plans to kill him as soon as she gets the chance. He and his brother, William the Conqueror, murdered her King and destroyed her world. Revenge, pure and clean. It would be simple. But neither planned to fall desperately in love. As the two become hopelessly entangled, friends become enemies, enemies become lovers, and nothing in life—or the tapestry—is what it seems. An unlikely love story born of passion and intensity, crafted by critically acclaimed historical novelist Sarah Bower,The Needle in the Blood is a "story of love, war, and the tangled truth of England's birth." Praise for Sarah Bower's Sins of the House of Borgia "Sizzling." —USA Today "The sheer grandeur of the papal and Ferrara courts and the spectacle of the Borgia and Ferrara siblings' rivalries and revenges form a glittering take on one of the most notorious families of the Italian Renaissance." —Publisher's Weekly "Bower brilliantly merges history with politics and convincing characters to draw readers into a lush and colorful tapestry of Renaissance life...This powerful piece of fiction ranks with some of the finest of the genre." —RT Book Reviews

True Believer

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jack Carr
  • ISBN : 150118086X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 1488

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: INSTANT BESTSELLER “Jack Carr and his alter-ego protagonist, James Reece, continue to blow me away.” —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical In acclaimed author Jack Carr’s follow-up to The Terminal List, former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge. When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders, unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer, and uncovering a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions. A high-intensity roller-coaster race against time, True Believer is “one of this year’s hottest thrillers, and a perfect fit for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Daniel Silva” (The Real Book Spy).

Bathed in the Blood of Ravens

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : R.L. Parker
  • ISBN : 1736622102
  • Publisher : Ayrelon Press
  • Number of Pages : 670
  • Readers : 8696

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Raven's blood will destiny bathe, to bring forth what must come... Laurence had a happy childhood. He’d often dreamed of becoming a hero, just like his father. Unfortunately, just as his dreams were about to become reality… tragedy struck and set him on a journey of revenge that would unravel everything he knew about the world. The Kingdom of Arkhania is under siege by the machinations of an ancient being, and he is caught in their sinister plot. Forbidden magic breathes life to untold evils, and with it... death follows. As Arkhania crumbles around him, and threats appear at every turn, he must fight to save all he holds dear. Will he rise up and defeat his family’s greatest foe? Will he save the kingdom from malevolent forces? Is he simply a pawn in a grander scheme which he cannot understand? "Bathed in the Blood of Ravens weaves a tale of conquest, revenge, love, loss and forbidden magic that will leave you on the edge of your seat!" ~ J. Veneziano "Even though this is R.L. Parker's debut novel, it's clear he has been telling stories for a very long time, especially with how everything has a rhyme or reason." ~ C. Mallory