Never Trust a Saint

Author: Melissa Jane

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523848133

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Page: 212

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A SAINT. A protector from evil. One who without fear will lead you safely through darkness. LOS SANTOS. Cold and ruthless. A CARTEL who cares only for revenge and glory. My name is Nina Cross, and I'm the Los Santos's newest prey. Determined to prove my partners innocence and avenge his violent death, I stumbled naively into the spider's web. Tangled with lies and hunted for truth I was shadowed with each step I took. That was until one man, relentless in his touch and his desire threatened to bring me to my knees in ways I both craved and feared. Jair Ruiz. Powerful, brooding and confident and not at all who he seems. He has me in his sights and has every intention of toying with his newest target while fighting to keep us both alive. When the FBI turns it back on you and Los Santos cartel have already dug your grave, who is there left to trust? Only one man. A saviour. But if I look my saint in the eye and all I see is the devil...do I run? "I'm not entirely good. I'm not entirely bad. But I'm enough of a little of each to ruin you."
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Men of Courage

Trapped!\Buried!\Stranded!

Author: Lori Foster,Donna Kauffman,Jill Shalvis

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460382633

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Three sexy stories together in one collection, for the first time! The men are heroes—strong, fearless… Fireman Ethan Winters ran headlong into a burning building to find Rosie Carrington. Rescue worker Brett Gannon defied the aftershocks of a San Francisco earthquake to prevent Haley Brubaker from entering her collapsing home. And emergency-room doctor Matt Walker braved gale force winds and rising floodwater to rescue scientist Molly Stanton. And impossible to resist! For Rosie, the heat in Ethan's eyes was enough to start a three-alarm blaze! As for Haley, being trapped amidst the rubble with Brett meant heightened tension—and heightened passion. And sheltering together from the storm, Molly needed Matt to make love to her. It was the only way for her to know she was still alive…and that she'd stay that way.
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Hotel Scarface

Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami

Author: Roben Farzad

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0399583254

Category: History

Page: 352

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Drugs, disco, and debauchery: This is the wild true story of the Mutiny, the decadent hotel that embodied Miami's cocaine-fueled heyday--and inspired the legendary film Scarface. In the seventies, coke hit Miami like a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like the Mutiny. Rock stars and models flocked to the hotel's club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, while upstairs, marathon orgies raged in the elaborate fantasy suites. But as the kilos--and bodies--began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, Hotel Scarface is an extraordinary work of investigative journalism, a portrait of a city high on excess and greed.
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Hat Trick

Author: Kristen Mazzola

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692788448

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Page: 196

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One accident - a freaking car crash. That's all it took to send my brother's and my life into a tailspin with no end in sight. I was going to be something. I was going to be the best. I had the Olympics in my sights. And it all went to shit in one flash. Brayden wasn't ready to raise a younger sister when I was thrown into his lap. He had his life and everything going for him. Thankfully, he was still drafted to his dream hockey team. The same one dad played for when we were growing up. It took time, but I started to get better, started to open up, started skating and even dating again. I even thought I found the perfect guy for me. Isn't it funny how guys hit on you when they know you're not available, but when you're single they won't give you the freaking time of day? I guess the game is more fun that way. And for the captain of my brother's team, that's exactly what I was. A hat trick is three goals in hockey. Some say three is a crowd and they might be right. I was Gavin Hayes' unobtainable goal. *A No Cheating Standalone*
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Beguiled

A Romance Novel

Author: Lori Foster

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1488029997

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Romance and betrayal simmer in this unforgettable reader-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster, available for the first time as a standalone ebook. P.I. Dane Carter assumed his murdered twin's identity to find his killer. Angel Morris was his main suspect—a woman his twin had betrayed. Now Dane could destroy her trust again. By falling in love with her… Originally published in 1999.
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Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man

Author: Martin Corona,Tony Rafael

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101984627

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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"These are the true confessions of an assassin. Martin Corona started out life seemingly as American as a midcentury American kid could be. He was the son of a US marine, bouncing from one warm beach base to another. But the combination of an abusive father, ill-advised medication, and some bad choices before he was even a teenager led him into a brutal, murderous outlaw life. In and out of prison, Corona, aka 'Nite Owl, ' soon came into contact with Sureños and the so-called Mexican Mafia. After having proved himself to be fearless and loyal, he joined an elite crew run by the Arellano Félix brothers, founders of the Tijuana drug cartel that dominated the cross-border drug trade and the associated bloody gang warfare for decades. Corona and his crew would leave their luxurious hideout in Mexico, cross the border whenever they wished, kill whoever needed to be killed, and often return to their "office" the same day. Special Agent of the California Department of Justice Steve Duncan pursued the arrest of Martin Corona for years and wrote the foreword to this powerful memoir. He says Corona is the only former cartel hit man he knows who is truly remorseful. Corona's turning state's evidence led to the arrest of Javier Arellano Felix and the ultimate downfall of the Tijuana Cartel in 2006. But Corona wasn't free from his past. This story gives insight into how one human being became able to kill without hesitation--and how, no longer a killer, and asking for forgiveness, he now lives with himself."--Jacket.
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Welcoming the Stranger

Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate

Author: Matthew Soerens,Jenny Hwang Yang

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830878408

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable. In this book World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. They put a human face on the issue and tell stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible and just, as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors.
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America's Prisoner

The Memoirs of Manuel Noriega

Author: Manuel Antonio Noriega

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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The former leader of Panama presents his own perspective on his life, U.S. aggression, and allegations that he was a drug dealer and murderer
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The Cartel

Author: Don Winslow

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0525436510

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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A sequel to "The Power of the Dog" finds a drug lord's prison transfer to Mexico upsetting a precarious balance of peace and forcing a DEA agent to come out of retirement to stop the ensuing violence.
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Murder and Politics in Mexico

Political Killings in the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica and its Consequences

Author: Sara Schatz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441980687

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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Murder and Politics in Mexico studies the causes of political killings in Mexico’s liberalization-democratization within the larger context of political repression. Mexico’s democratization process has entailed a little known but highly significant cost of human lives in pre- and post-election violence. The majority of these crimes remain in a state of impunity: in other words, no person had been charged with the crime and/or no investigation of it had occurred. This has several consequences for Mexican politics: when the level of violence is extreme and when political killings that are systematic and invasive are involved, this could indicate a real fracture in the democratic system. This book analyzes several dimensions regarding impunity and political crime, more specifically, the political killings of members of the PRD in the post-1988 period in Mexico. The main argument proposed in this book is that impunity for political killings is a structured system requiring one central precondition, namely the failure of the legal system to function as a system of restraint for killings. Dr Schatz’s research finds that political assassinations are indeed rational, targeted actions but they do not occur within an institutional vacuum. Political assassinations are calculated strategies of action aimed at eliminating political rivals. As a form of interpersonal violence, political assassination involves direct or implied authorization from political leaders, the availability of assassins for hire and the willingness of some political leaders to utilize them against political opponents, and violent interactions between political parties combined with judicial system ineffectiveness. A corrupt legal system facilitates the use of political assassination and explains the persistence of impunity for political murder over time. To reduce political violence in the transition to electoral democracy, specific institutional conditions, namely a structured system of impunity for murder, must be overcome.
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Devoted to Death

Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

Author: R. Andrew Chesnut

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190633328

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to millions of Latin Americans and immigrants in the U.S. Devotees believe the Bony Lady (as she is affectionately called) to be the fastest and most effective miracle worker, and as such, her statuettes and paraphernalia now outsell those of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Saint Jude, two other giants of Mexican religiosity. In particular, Chesnut shows Santa Muerte has become the patron saint of drug traffickers, playing an important role as protector of peddlers of crystal meth and marijuana; DEA agents and Mexican police often find her altars in the safe houses of drug smugglers. Yet Saint Death plays other important roles: she is a supernatural healer, love doctor, money-maker, lawyer, and angel of death. She has become without doubt one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes.
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Delicious Vegan Recipes

Vegan Diet, Vegetarian & Whole Foods

Author: Melissa Jane

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518622069

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Page: 90

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Delicious Vegan Recipes! - With FREE BONUS worth $9.99Are you interested in learning how to prepare a delicious yet healthy vegan meals?Well you've come to the right place! Vegan: Delicious Vegan Recipes - Vegan Diet, Vegetarian & Whole Foods Book will teach you how to prepare amazing delicious vegan meal.You will learn how to prepare things like... Slow-Cooked Quinoa Chili Sweet Potato and Black Bean Wrap Cauliflower and Garbanzo Bean Curry Creamy Spinach Soup Ginger Cookies Chocolate on Chocolate Brownies! Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited, Download Your Copy TODAY!!
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Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World

A Global Ecological History

Author: Gregory T. Cushman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107004136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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This book traces the history of bird guano, demonstrating how this unique commodity helped unite the Pacific Basin with the industrialized world.
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