Hell's Gate (Book 1 in New MULTIVERSE Series)

Author: David Weber,Linda Evans

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 1416509399

Category: Fiction

Page: 801

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The vast Union of Arcana has expanded its wealth and power by laying claim to one uninhabited planet after another through the portals linking parallel universes, until they discover a new portal that leads to another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse and is dedicated to science rather than to magic.
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Hell's Gate

A Thriller

Author: Bill Schutt,J. R. Finch

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006241254X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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When a Japanese submarine is discovered abandoned deep in the Brazilian wilderness, a smart, adventurous, and tough zoologist must derail a catastrophic plot in Hell’s Gate. 1944. As war rages in Europe and the Pacific, Army Intel makes a shocking discovery: a 300-foot Japanese sub marooned and empty, deep in the Brazilian interior. A team of Army Rangers sent to investigate has already gone missing. Now, the military sends Captain R. J. MacCready, a quick-witted, brilliant scientific jack-of-all-trades to learn why the Japanese are there—and what they’re planning. Parachuting deep into the heart of Central Brazil, one of the most remote regions on the planet, Mac is unexpectedly reunited with his hometown friend and fellow scientist Bob Thorne. A botanist presumed dead for years, Thorne lives peacefully with Yanni, an indigenous woman who possesses mysterious and invaluable skills. Their wisdom and expertise are nothing short of lifesaving for Mac as he sets out on a trail into the unknown. Mac makes the arduous trek into an ancient, fog-shrouded valley hidden beneath a 2000-foot plateau, where he learns of a diabolical Axis plot to destroy the United States and its allies. But the enemy isn’t the only danger in this treacherous jungle paradise. Silently creeping from the forest, an even darker force is on the prowl, attacking at night and targeting both man and beast. Mac has to uncover the source of this emerging biological crisis and foil the enemy’s plans . . . but will he be in time to save humanity from itself?
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At Hell's Gate

A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace

Author: Claude Anshin Thomas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823297

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

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In this raw and moving memoir, Claude Thomas describes his service in Vietnam, his subsequent emotional collapse, and his remarkable journey toward healing. At Hell's Gate is not only a gripping coming-of-age story but a spiritual travelogue from the horrors of combat to the discovery of inner peace—a journey that inspired Thomas to become a Zen monk and peace activist who travels to war-scarred regions around the world. "Everyone has their Vietnam," Thomas writes. "Everyone has their own experience of violence, calamity, or trauma." With simplicity and power, this book offers timeless teachings on how we can all find healing, and it presents practical guidance on how mindfulness and compassion can transform our lives. This expanded edition features: • Discussion questions for reading groups • A new afterword by the author reflecting on how the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are affecting soldiers—and offering advice on how to help returning soldiers to cope with their combat experiences
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Hell's Gate

Author: Laurent Gaudé

Publisher: Gallic Books

ISBN: 191047746X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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What if death was not the end? A thrilling story of love, loss, revenge andredemption in Naples and beyond. When his son is killed by gangsters’ crossfire on his way to school, Neapolitan taxi driver Matteo is consumed by despair. But just when he feels life has lost all meaning, he encounters a man who claims the living can find ways into the afterlife. And legend says that there’s an entrance to the underworld beneath Naples. What if Matteo had a chance of bringing Pippo back from the dead?
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Hell's Gate

A Detective Mollel Novel

Author: Richard Crompton

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374709262

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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It must have been Otieno's idea of a joke. Too many offended egos back at headquarters, too many influential people unhappy with him in Nairobi. And yet, with his record, he was almost impossible to dismiss. So Otieno had sent Mollel straight to Hell. When we first met Detective Mollel in Hour of the Red God, he was heralded as "a wonderfully complex and tragic protagonist" (Booklist), and Richard Crompton's novel called "spellbinding" (The Christian Science Monitor) and "a fantastic read" (The Plain Dealer [Cleveland]). Now Mollel returns in Hell's Gate, only this time the Maasai warrior-turned-detective has been banished from Nairobi, Kenya's bustling metropolis, to a small, fly-blown town on the edge of a national park. His career, he thinks, has taken a nosedive. His colleagues on the police force are a close-knit group and they have not taken kindly to a stranger in their midst. Mollel suspects they are guilty of the extortion and bribery that plague the force. But when the body of a flower worker turns up in the local lake, he begins to wonder if they might be involved in something even more disturbing. For all is not as it seems in Hell's Gate. Amid rumors of a local death squad, disappearances, and blackmail, Mollel is forced not only to confront his Maasai heritage but also to ask himself where justice truly lies. In upholding the law, is he doing what is right? Crompton captures contemporary Kenya in all its complexity, and Hell's Gate is a captivating novel that you won't be able to put down.
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At Hell's Gate

Author: Mark Abernethy

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1760557609

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

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"I deal with heavy, dangerous people. People who can bring a society undone." The Contractor returns. Mike is a big unit. He builds houses and drives a ute. But he isn't your typical tradie. When a client calls he downs tools and flies into the hot zone in his other guise - that of an elite private intelligence contractor. In four high-octane adventures, The Contractor takes on a counter-surveillance gig in Singapore, a jungle ambush on a bomb-maker in South-East Asia, a cannonball run against the Taliban in Kabul and a gun deal on a floating armoury in the Indian Ocean. Will Mike make it back to his BBQ and building site? Or will fate deliver The Contractor At Hell's Gate?
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Hell's Gate

The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket, January-February 1944

Author: Douglas E. Nash

Publisher: Rzm Imports Incorporated

ISBN: 9780965758437

Category: History

Page: 417

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Virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, the Battle of Cherkassy (also known as the Korsun Pocket) still stirs controversy in both the former Soviet Union and in Germany. It was at Cherkassy that the last German offensive strength in the Ukraine was drained away, creating the conditions for the victorious Soviet advance into Poland, Rumania, and the Balkans during the summer and autumn of 1944. Eclipsed by a war of such gigantic proportions that saw the deaths of over one million men or more as commonplace, the events which occurred along the banks of the Gniloy Tickich river should have faded into obscurity. However, to the 60,000 German soldiers who were encircled there at the end of January 1944, this was perhaps one of the most brutal, physically exhausting, and morally demanding battles they had ever experienced. Thirty-four percent of them would not escape.The culmination of years of research and survivor interviews, Hell's Gate is a riveting hour by hour and day by day account of this desperate struggle analyzed on a tactical level through maps and military transcripts, as well as on a personal level, through the words of the enlisted men and officers who risked the roaring waters of the Gniloy Tickich to avoid certain death at the hands of their Soviet foe.
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Hell's Gate Cemetery

Book #1, The Seed of the Purest Evil Takes Root

Author: Willie H. Taylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595859607

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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"Somehow, someway, we will find a way to break the curse of this world!" The struggle between good and evil is eternal. And it's about to visit a small town near Las Vegas, Nevada. The son of the devil has come to wage war against the human race and to bring suffering to the Earth. Known as the Beast, his plan is devious and evil, and he knows it will fulfill his fervent desire to please his father. He spreads death and destruction upon the inhabitants of Paradise, Nevada, causing fear and terror wherever he roams. But there is a small army of supernatural protectors bent on sending the Beast back to whence he came-if they can only overcome the horrifying power that he holds. The first in a thrilling new series, Hell's Gate Cemetery is a spine-tingling tale of the ultimate good vs. the ultimate evil in a battle that will determine the fate of the entire human race.
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The Prisoner of Hell Gate

A Novel

Author: Dana I. Wolff

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250089719

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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FOUR DECADES AFTER TYPHOID MARY WENT TO HER GRAVE, FIVE CURIOUS GRADUATE STUDENTS STRUGGLE TO ESCAPE ALIVE FROM THE ABANDONED ISLAND THAT ONCE IMPRISONED HER. CONTAGION DOESN’T DIE. IT JUST WAITS. In the Hell Gate section of New York’s East River lie the sad islands where, for centuries, people locked away what they most feared: the contagious, the disfigured, the addicted, the criminally insane. Here infection slowly consumed the stricken. Here a desperate ship captain ran his doomed steamship aground and watched flames devour 1,500 souls. Here George A. Soper imprisoned the infamous Typhoid Mary after she spread sickness and death in Manhattan’s most privileged quarters. George’s great-granddaughter, Karalee, and her fellow graduate students in public health know that story. But as they poke in and out of the macabre hospital rooms of abandoned North Brother Island—bantering, taking pictures, recalling history—they are missing something: Hidden evil watches over them—and plots against them. When death visits Hell Gate, it comes to stay. As darkness falls, the students find themselves marooned—their casual trespass having unleashed a chain of horrific events beyond anyone’s imagination. Disease lurks among the eerie ruins where Typhoid Mary once lived and breathed. Ravenous flies swarm puddles of blood. Rot and decay cling to human skin. And spiteful ghosts haunt the living and undead. Soon five students of history will learn more than they ever wanted to know about New York’s foul underbelly: the meaning of spine-tingling cries down the corridor, of mysterious fires, of disfiguring murder, and of an avenging presence so sinister they’d rather risk their lives than face the terror of one more night.
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Hell's Gate

Author: William W. Johnstone,J. A. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786040087

Category:

Page: 304

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Hell's Gate: Terror at Bobby Mackey Music World

Author: Douglas Hensley

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257198564

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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As seen on Ghost Adventures with Zak Bagans, read the real PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, and the story about Bobby Mackey's Music World, known for more violent encounters with spirits than anywhere else in the US. This is a true story of Paranormal Activity. Visitors and staff members report everything from poltergeist-like phenomena, to disembodied voices and laughter, to actual physical attacks by unseen forces. There are, on record, 29 sworn affidavits of sightings, several from police and clergy. Paranormal Investigator Doug Hensley was called in to determine the causes for the strange occurrences. Mr. Hensley, author of Hell's Gate, made some startling discoveries. This story has been the topic of many worldwide TV shows such as the Travel Channel's weekly series, "Ghost Adventures, "A Haunting" on the Discovery Channel and too many more to mention. Read America's most Documented Haunting, Hell's Gate.
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The Road to Hell

Author: David Weber

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 1625794851

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Entry #3 in the popular Hell's Gate series by 28 times New York Times best-selling author David Weber and Joelle Presby. The war between magically-gifted Arcana and psionically talented Sharona continues to rage. The dragon-borne Arcanan assault across five universes has been halted at Fort Salby by a desperate defense, but at atrocious cost. One of those costs was the life of Crown Prince Janaki, heir to the newly created Sharonian Empire, who went knowingly to his death in the tradition expected of the House of Calirath. And another price will be the sacrifice of his younger sister, Grand Imperial Princess Andrin, now heir of Sharona, for the accords creating the Sharonian Empire require the marriage of the heir to the Crown to wed a Uromathian prince. Andrin bears her family's Talent, the Glimpses, which show flashes of events yet to come. She knows the accords must be secured . . . and like her brother, she will pay any price, make any sacrifice for her duty to her people. Sharona's soldiers dig in, facing the Arcanans in a tense standoff which cannot last long. Both sides continue rushing reinforcements towards the front, but how do armies fight wars when they can reach one another only through the portals which join the universes? And far, far behind the front, carried by dragons, a young Voice name Shaylar and her husband Jathmar hurtle deeper and deeper into Arcanan captivity, their only protection the fierce personal honor of the Andaran officer whose men massacred all of their companions in the horrendous misunderstanding which began the entire conflict. Men and women of honor on both sides must grapple with the terrible costs and deadly secrets of the spreading cataclysm, and in the shadows, those who will balk at neither treason nor murder drive the conspiracies which pour fuel into the furnace. The stakes are high and the pieces are in motion, but there are factors known not even to the conspirators and not even a Calirath can Glimpse the final outcome. The Hell's Gate Series: The Road to Hell Hell Hath No Fury Hell's Gate About the Hell's Gate series: "Magic and high tech collide in this exciting military SF novel from bestseller Weber . . . The authors treat both societies sympathetically and realistically, with human vices and virtues evenly distributed."–Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel…Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”–Publishers Weekly “. . .everything you could want in a heroine …. Excellent … plenty of action.”–Science Fiction Age “Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”–Anne McCaffrey “Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”–Locus “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . ."–Publishers Weekly
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Hell's Gate

A Novel

Author: Stephen Frey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141654965X

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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Giving up his high-stakes career to relocate to Montana, divorced litigator Hunter Lee joins an elite team of parachute firefighters and learns a sordid local secret regarding arson fires for which lives are forfeited in exchange for insurance payoffs.
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Shipwrecked at Hell's Gate

Author: Michael Churchward

Publisher: Llumina Press

ISBN: 9781595266552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Captain of one of the world's mega-yachts, Michael Churchward was suddenly arrested and thrown into a Turkish prison for a crime he did not commit. This is the story of a man's journey through a labyrinth of injustice and corruption in two foreign countries, and three despicable prisons, fighting for his life. A story of endurance, survival and the human spirit.
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Hell's Gate

A Novel

Author: Richard E. Crabbe

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466862017

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A riveting tale of river piracy, gang wars, and the worst catastrophe to hit New York City before September 11, 2001 In 1904 the Hudson and East Rivers were vital to the people of Manhattan. They offered families an escape from the squalor of the tenements, politicians a means of catering to their constituents, and criminals a means to make a fortune in black-market goods. When Detective Mike Braddock foils a midnight heist led by the gangland thug Smiling Jack, the city honors him as a hero. But Mike can't forget Jack's final revelation: the identity of a new mobster jockeying for position in the cutthroat world of New York's gangs. Mike is committed to bringing down this new criminal powerhouse before he takes power, no matter where his investigation takes him. He finds out quickly that he's not the only one who wants to take down this new gangster. A host of other mob heavies have their eyes on the same target, and they're more than willing to knock Mike out of the way to get there first. Full of action, double-crossing, and high-stakes mob warfare, Richard E. Crabbe's Hell's Gate brings readers to the rough-and-tumble streets of historic Manhattan, all set against the vivid backdrop of the greatest tragedy to strike New York until 9/11: the General Slocum disaster.
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Closing Hell's Gates

The Death of a Convict Station

Author: Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741761654

Category: History

Page: 325

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Based on an elaborate reconstruction of day-to-day life at Macquarie Harbour, one of Australia's most notorious sites of convict punishment, this is the true story of how, in 1827, nine convicts opted for 'state-assisted' escape (the death sen.
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Ride to Hell's Gate

Author: Ralph Cotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451224811

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Drowning his sorrows in alcohol after the death of his beloved Rosa, Lawrence Shaw, once the fastest gun alive, gets a second chance at life when he starts working on a ranch, but the brutal Barrows Brothers Gang has other plans for him. Original.
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Her Gates Will Never Be Shut

Hope, Hell, and the New Jerusalem

Author: Bradley Jersak

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871281

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Everlasting hell and divine judgment, a lake of fire and brimstone--these mainstays of evangelical tradition have come under fire once again in recent decades. Would the God of love revealed by Jesus really consign the vast majority of humankind to a destiny of eternal, conscious torment? Is divine mercy bound by the demands of justice? How can anyone presume to know who is saved from the flames and who is not? Reacting to presumptions in like manner, others write off the fiery images of final judgment altogether. If there is a God who loves us, then surely all are welcome into the heavenly kingdom, regardless of their beliefs or behaviors in this life. Yet, given the sheer volume of threat rhetoric in the Scriptures and the wickedness manifest in human history, the pop-universalism of our day sounds more like denial than hope. Mercy triumphs over judgment; it does not skirt it. Her Gates Will Never Be Shut endeavors to reconsider what the Bible and the Church have actually said about hell and hope, noting a breadth of real possibilities that undermines every presumption. The polyphony of perspectives on hell and hope offered by the prophets, apostles, and Jesus humble our obsessive need to harmonize every text into a neat theological system. But they open the door to the eternal hope found in Revelation 21-22: the City whose gates will never be shut; where the Spirit and Bride perpetually invite the thirsty who are outside the city to "Come, drink of the waters of life."
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Hell's Gates

Author: Paul Collins

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

ISBN: 9781742733647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Continue, and individual motives arise: revenge, greed, overblown pride ...
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