The Field of Blackbirds

Author: REV Thomas Ryan, CSP

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473223939

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Page: 410

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Jeff Bradley sends Arben Shala to Kosovo to source bulk wine. He goes missing. Bradley travels to the UN administered province to find him. Assisted by USAID advisor, Morgan Delaney, he discovers that a multi-million dollar property scam is behind Arben's disappearance. Ignoring death threats from the Kosovon criminal underworld, Jeff and Morgan dig deeper. The shocking truth is uncovered. It sets in motion a chain of events that brings NATO troops onto the streets and, Kosovo to the brink of civil war. Now, Jeff must call upon his Special- Forces military expertise if he and Morgan are to survive. 'The Field of Blackbirds' has the pace of a Lee Child novel and the complexity of storyline and attention to detail of Tom Clancy. This award winning novel is a worthy recipient of the B.R.A.G. Medallion. A must read for all thriller lovers. There is a new top notch writer in town and his name is Thomas Ryan.
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The Mark of Halam

Author: Thomas Ryan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503946422

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9781

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The Ottoman Conspiracy

A Jeff Bradley Thriller

Author: Thomas Ryan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503942196

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Former Special Forces soldier Jeff Bradley is meeting with the mafia in Bari, Italy, to discover the whereabouts of his nemesis criminal overlord Avni Leka when he receives a message from an old friend. Barry is on board a tourist bus that has been hijacked by terrorists near Istanbul. Strapped with explosives, it is racing across Turkey to the northern borders of Syria, Iraq and Iran. The Turkish president will not negotiate. The Turkish military will not allow the bus to cross the border. The hijackers will kill themselves and their hostages if they cannot escape. Jeff knows it s down to him to rescue his friend. Joining forces with US special agent Reason Johanson, he faces his toughest test yet: a race against time to track down the bus before it reaches the border. Along the way, Jeff uncovers a conspiracy that could not only lead him to those responsible for the hijacking, but also threaten global security itself. Will he be able to stop the bus in time? Or will they run out of road? "
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The Honor of the Queen, Second Edition

Author: David Weber

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625791011

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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Now with new content! RIGHT WOMAN, WRONG PLACE It's hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards war as the necessary prelude to conquest, and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. That's why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the so-called "Republic" of Haven--and the planet Grayson is just the right strategic place to make a very good ally indeed. But Her Majesty's Foreign Office had overlooked a "minor cultural difference" when they chose Honor Harrington to carry the flag: women on the planet Grayson are without rank or rights; Honor's very presence is an intolerable affront to every male on the planet. At first Honor doesn't take it personally; where she comes from gender discrimination is barely a historical memory, right up there in significance to fear of the left-handed. But in time such treatment as she receives from the Graysonites does become wearing, and Honor would withdraw if she could--but then Grayson's fratricidal sister planet attacks without warning and she must stay and prevail, not just for Honor's honor, but for her sovereign's, for--THE HONOR OF THE QUEEN. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Old-fashioned space opera is alive and well [in] David Weber's The Honor of the Queen. . . ." ¾Science Fiction Age "The Honor of the Queen . . . is worth shouting about. . . . I want more!" ¾Philadelphia Weekly Press "In terms of space combat, I think David Weber may be the best writer around . . . a top-notch read." ¾FosFax
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Flash

Author: Tim Tigner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781979173544

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Page: 348

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO if you woke up to the sound of screaming . . . in the trunk of a car . . . beside a dead cop . . . with no idea where you were . . . or why . . . or when? Imagine THE BOURNE IDENTITY meets THE FIRM. ________________________________________ TWO BLOOD-SPATTERED STRANGERS awake, locked in the trunk of a car--with a murdered cop and the smoking gun. Aside from raging headaches and no idea what's happened, they appear to have nothing in common. Troy thinks it's 2001 and he's still a combat surgeon fighting terrorists in Afghanistan. Emmy believes it's 2002 and she's still grifting a living from the streets of L.A. Are they archenemies or coconspirators? Lovers or friends? What are they doing in the Caribbean, and why is a Croatian assassin determined to kill them? The only thing they know for certain is that they'll be spending the rest of their lives in prison if the police catch them before they learn the truth.
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X Saves the World

How Generation X Got the Shaft But Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking

Author: Jeff Gordinier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670018581

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Examines the generation that came of age between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials, providing a tribute to its cultural, technological, and political contributions, from Yahoo! and Lollapalooza to Nirvana and Woodstock '94.
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The Cold Dish

Author: Craig Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143123173

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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After decades of peace between the white and Native American communities of early American Wyoming, a young man who was once convicted for raping a Cheyenne girl is found dead, prompting sheriff Walt Longmire, his deputy Victoria Moretti, and friend Henry Standing Bear to investigate. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.
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Betrayal

Author: Tim Tigner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615926117

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Page: 294

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A DEVIOUS DEVICE THE BETRAYAL OF TRUST AND THE DEADLY MISTAKE OF MESSING WITH THE WRONG GUY Presumed dead after an attack blamed on Al-Qaeda, FBI agent Odysseus Carr is running for his life with the missionary doctor who rescued him in Iran. As Odi unravels a devious plot of profound political manipulation and global consequence, the hunted becomes the hunter, and then the real terror begins.... "Well-paced action, appealing characters and snappy writing." --Kirkus Reviews. An Amazon #1 Best Seller written by a former Green Beret, BETRAYAL "delivers the thrill of Vince Flynn, and the craft of Daniel Silva." "Best book I've read in years." -- Matt Mattocks This really is a cracking story, and you will keep turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next. I was lucky enough to read it whilst not at work, otherwise this is the kind of book to stay awake for 'just a few more pages'. It will stop you from sleeping and you will be glad of it. -- Chrissi for BookLore Review "As good as anything I've read from other thriller legends such as Tom Clancy." -- Jan Hearton There is not a dull moment in the book. The story is intellectually stimulating and the writing is cogent. All the characters contribute in their own unique way to the pace, intensity, depth and complexity of a gripping story that is sure to pull you in. -- M. Madhavan for Readers' Favorite "A pulse-pounding thrill ride!" -- Frances Edge The book is a tantalizingly dangerous thriller and perhaps part of its danger lies in the fact that it seems a little too plausible for comfort in today's political and terrorist-themed world. It's no surprise that Tim Tigner was once a Green Beret and specialized in counterintelligence - his expertise drives the story onward through some complicated waters and makes it totally realistic. This is the second time I've read a Tim Tigner novel and it seems to me his works are begging to be made into action movies - they have all the elements to keep viewers in their seats, if only on the edge. --Valerie for ValerieTalksBooks "An edge of your seat thriller." - Leslie Obrien
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The Spirit Photographer: A Novel

Author: Jon Michael Varese

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468315889

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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For fans of Cold Mountain and The Alienist, the stunning debut novel of historical suspense about a charismatic conman haunted—perhaps literally—by a ghost from his past Boston, 1870. Photographer Edward Moody runs a booming business capturing the images of the spirits of the departed in his portraits. He lures grieving widows and mourning mothers into his studio with promises of catching the ghosts of their deceased loved ones with his camera. Despite the whispers around town that Moody is a fraud of the basest kind, no one has been able to expose him, and word of his gift has spread, earning him money, fame, and a growing list of illustrious clients. One day, while developing the negative from a sitting to capture the spirit of the young son of an abolitionist senator, Moody is shocked to see a different spectral figure develop before his eyes. Instead of the staged image of the boy he was expecting, the camera has seemingly captured the spirit of a beautiful young woman. Is it possible that the spirit photographer caught a real ghost? When Moody recognizes the woman in the photograph as the daughter of an escaped slave he knew long ago, he is compelled to travel from Boston to the Louisiana bayous to resolve their unfinished business—and perhaps save his soul. But more than one person is out to stop him . . . With dramatic twists and redolent of the mood of the Southern Gothic, The Spirit Photographer conjures the Reconstruction era South, replete with fugitive hunters, voodoo healers, and other dangers lurking in the swamp. Jon Michael Varese’s deftly plotted first novel is an intense tale of death and betrayal that shows us how undeniably the ghosts of the past remain with us, and how resolutely they refuse to be quieted.
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Terminal City

Author: Linda Fairstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157214

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City—its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York’s forgotten corners—and sometimes in the city’s most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures—Grand Central Terminal. From the world’s largest Tiffany clock decorating the 42nd Street entrance to its spectacular main concourse, Grand Central has been a symbol of beauty and innovation in New York City for more than one hundred years. But “the world’s loveliest station” is hiding more than just an underground train system. When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria—one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan—Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims’ bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks. When a second body bearing the same bloody symbol is discovered in a deserted alleyway right next to the terminal building, all attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub, where the potential for a bigger attack weighs heavily on everyone’s minds. With the President of the United States set to arrive for a United Nations meeting at the week’s end, Alex and Mike must contend with Grand Central’s expansive underground tunnels and century-old dark secrets—as well as their own changing relationship—to find a killer who appears to be cutting a deadly path straight to the heart of the city.
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Hoke

A Fly-On-The-Wall Thriller

Author: Vivien Braslau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989567435

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Settled into a life of power and influence, Hoke Brennan is one of the most respected men in the country. He's a good man who has it all. As leader of the powerful United States Senate Finance Committee, he also has a target on his back: for years, a team of deadly foreign operatives has been watching him, manipulating his circumstances to achieve their own goals. Now they're ready to set their plans in motion. Hoke won't see them coming. He'll trust the wrong people. And when his enemies strike, they'll test him in every way imaginable. Giving in will risk the security of the United States, confidence in the U.S. dollar, and prices in the oil market. Fighting back will cost even more. What's a good man to do?
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Short Stories

Includes 'Ruth' and 'Nightmares'

Author: REV Thomas Ryan, CSP

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473257217

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Page: 138

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Award winning thriller novelist, Thomas Ryan, is a prolific writer of short stories. Ryan's short story's span the spectrum of human emotions, from the creepy 'Nightmares', to the fun and humour of 'The World's Biggest Bun'. Ryan believes all good short stories should have unexpected twists and turns. Applying his thriller writing skills he manages to achieve this end and readers will find Ryan's short story writing gripping but also easy to read. Quoting a recent review, 'these are very intriguing, original stories, all well written and enjoyable. Ryan really gets inside his characters and makes their world our world, whatever its moral code or unwritten rules. These stories are powerful and stay with you once you've finished them.' The book, Short Stories, by Thomas Ryan is not only great writing it is an enjoyable read.'
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The Secret Life of Puppets

Author: Victoria Nelson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674041417

Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

Page: 368

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In one of those rare books that allows us to see the world not as we've never seen it before, but as we see it daily without knowing, Victoria Nelson illuminates the deep but hidden attraction the supernatural still holds for a secular mainstream culture that forced the transcendental underground and firmly displaced wonder and awe with the forces of reason, materialism, and science. In a backward look at an era now drawing to a close, "The Secret Life of Puppets" describes a curious reversal in the roles of art and religion: where art and literature once took their content from religion, we came increasingly to seek religion, covertly, through art and entertainment. In a tour of Western culture that is at once exhilarating and alarming, Nelson shows us the distorted forms in which the spiritual resurfaced in high art but also, strikingly, in the mass culture of puppets, horror-fantasy literature, and cyborgs: from the works of Kleist, Poe, Musil, and Lovecraft to Philip K. Dick and virtual reality simulations. At the end of the millennium, discarding a convention of the demonized grotesque that endured three hundred years, a Demiurgic consciousness shaped in Late Antiquity is emerging anew to re-divinize the human as artists like Lars von Trier and Will Self reinvent Expressionism in forms familiar to our pre-Reformation ancestors. Here as never before, we see how pervasively but unwittingly, consuming art forms of the fantastic, we allow ourselves to believe.
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The Hatching

A Novel

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501125060

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The International Bestseller “An apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism…addictive.” —Publishers Weekly “This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling.” —Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead “Guaranteed to do what Jaws did to millions of people.” —Suspense Magazine An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march. Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out. The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.
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Overkill

Author: Vanda Symon

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459622006

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 384

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Sam Shephard, a young sole-charge police constable in Mataura, is the main character in a new series of crime novels set in New Zealand. When a young mother in the town is brutally murdered (it seems to be a professional job), Sam is at the heart of the police hunt to find the killer. But then Sam's past relationship with the dead woman's husband is revealed. Sam is stood down from the case and is now a prime murder suspect. Frustrated, Sam loses her cool. She can't stop herself making murder inquiries and gets into serious trouble with her police superiors. But then the young constable stumbles onto something. The murdered woman was working as a journalist and had uncovered a local scandal. She'd been killed to keep her quiet. When Sam enters this world she's in real physical danger, until at last a conspiracy is uncovered and the killer revealed. Disillusioned, Sam prepares to leave town. What will she do next? 'a rollicking good read' - Kim Knight, Sunday Star Times 'one of the best in this genre that I've read in years' - Trena Marshall, Waikato Times
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead

Author: Don Borchert,Mark Twain

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765366634

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A modern author takes Mark Twain's coming-of-age classic and infuses it with a taste of the macabre, as the world of Tom Sawyer becomes overrun with zombies, also called Zum, chief among them being the zombie Injun Joe.
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The Water Lily Fairy

Author: Mary Ann Vitale

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477244980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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The Water Lily Fairy is a story of a fairy who was curious about the people in Corleone, Sicily. She hid as a water lily in a pond among other water lilies. She wanted to do some nice things for those people by showering them with different gifts every day.
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The Eagle & the Nightingales

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 9780671876364

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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Nightingale, a gypsy Free Bard, and T'tyrr, a birdman with the visage of a raptor, join forces to learn why the High King of the human kingdom is allowing the Church to become openly hostile to non-human sentients
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