She wanted to save lives. The killer wanted to end hers. The first warning was triggered hundreds of miles away. The second warning exploded only yards from where she and her son stood. Now Kate Denby realizes the frightening truth: She is somebody's target. Danger has arrived in Kate's backyard with a vengeance. And the gifted scientist is awakening to a nightmare world where a ruthless killer is stalking her...where her innocent son is considered expendable...and where the medical research to which she has devoted her life is the same research that could get her killed. Her only hope of protecting her family and making that medical breakthrough is to elude her enemy until she can face him on her own ground, on her own terms—and destroy him. From the Paperback edition.
But I resisted, determined to recreate that feeling—whatever the hell it was—that I
had experienced the other night, long after midnight at the Niño Bien. First,
though, there was the little matter of my name. “It's Brian,” I said, trying to be as ...
Author: Brian Winter
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
After moving to Argentina on a whim, Brian Winter, a young American reporter, embarks on a crusade to learn that devilishly difficult dance that demands both discipline and passion: the tango. While he dances the night away in the milongas with the fiery denizens of Buenos Aires, the country around them collapses, gripped by inflation, street riots, and revolution. In a book that is part travelogue and part history, the author evokes his immersion in a dark underworld. He visits old dance salons, brothels, and shacks on the dusty Pampa, searching for the tango's shady origins in the hope that understanding may help him dance better. Along the way, he discovers that the tango, with its tales of jealousy, melodrama, and lost glory, may hold the secret to the country that is inexplicably disintegrating before his eyes.
Yet even as it exposes human folly, the book exudes a hopeful humanism. It is full of humor and light, even as it describes the first moments of a nightmare. After Midnight is a masterpiece that deserves to be read and remembered anew.
Author: Irmgard Keun
Publisher: Melville House
Sanna and her ravishing friend Gerti would rather speak of love than politics, but in 1930s Frankfurt, politics cannot be escaped--even in the lady's bathroom. Crossing town one evening to meet up with Gerti's Jewish lover, a blockade cuts off the girls' path--it is the Fürher in a motorcade procession, and the crowd goes mad striving to catch a glimpse of Hitler's raised "empty hand." Then the parade is over, and in the long hours after midnight Sanna and Gerti will face betrayal, death, and the heartbreaking reality of being young in an era devoid of innocence or romance. In 1937, German author Irmgard Keun had only recently fled Nazi Germany with her lover Joseph Roth when she wrote this slim, exquisite, and devastating book. It captures the unbearable tension, contradictions, and hysteria of pre-war Germany like no other novel. Yet even as it exposes human folly, the book exudes a hopeful humanism. It is full of humor and light, even as it describes the first moments of a nightmare. After Midnight is a masterpiece that deserves to be read and remembered anew.
The drugs crept in not long after that.” She lifted her gaze and flashed a warning.
She didn't want pity, and refused to accept anyone's vision of the past but her
own. “I never went to school hungry. I never had to wash my own clothes or put
Author: Merline Lovelace
Publisher: Merline Lovelace
Returning to Valpariso, Florida - the very place that had once scorned her and her mother - to pursue a new career opportunity at Eglin Air Force Base, Jessica Blackwell unexpectedly finds herself the prime suspect in a murder investigation led by Sheriff Steve Paxton - a dangerously handsome man who vows to clear her name. Original.
Each night my friend Doreen appears around 9:00 P.M. She was part of my
support network at the hospital on New Year's Eve, ... I pore over page after page
of her sadness. Some of it is about Bob, but much of it is about incidents long past
Author: Katy Hutchison
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: True Crime
Many people who have been harmed or wronged often feel that to respond with non-violence and forgiveness is to be weak. As Katy Hutchison reveals here, to forgive and seek reconciliation not only requires even more strength than a resort to force or retaliation, but also ensures deeper, more far-reaching beneficial consequences for all concerned. I am sure her remarkable story will serve as an inspiration to others by beset by grief and loss as she was. -The Dalai Lama On New Year's Eve, 1997, Bob McIntosh left his family and friends at the dinner table to check on a disturbance at a neighbor's house. He never came home. Savagely beaten by an unknown assailant, McIntosh died that night at a local hospital, leaving behind his wife and twin four-year olds. While authorities searched for McIntosh's killer, his wife, author Katy Hutchison, began the slow process of rebuilding a life for her children and herself. Refusing to be defined by her husband's murder, she moved to a different town, pursued a new career, and eventually remarried-but, with questions about her husband's death still unanswered, the healing Hutchison longed for was slow in coming. In the spring of 2002, authorities arrested a young man named Ryan Aldrigde for the murder of Bob McIntosh. On hearing the news, Hutchison startled investigators by asking to meet the man who had killed her husband. She didn't take satisfaction in seeing Aldridge in custody, nor did she want to rail against him for the harm he had inflicted on her and her family. Instead, she wanted to learn from him why he had attacked McIntosh and what she could do to help stop incidents like it from happening again. In a letter she sent to Aldridge after his arrest, Hutchison offered this remarkable sentiment: All I want for you is what you took from Bob-a happy and productive life. Walking After Midnight tells a story at turns devastating and triumphant, a unique exploration of one woman's courageous response to tragedy that challenges our expectations about grief and loss. It's an inspiring account of the power of forgiveness, compassion, and a different kind of justice. An excellent primer for handling loss with intelligence and dignity…an antidote to the endless cycles of violence that consume too many lives and too many countries. -Frederic Luskin, Ph.D., author of Forgive for Good and director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects A remarkable story of tragedy and transcendence. Not everyone who walks this road will make the choices Hutchison did, but all will recognize the intersections and obstacles she encounters along the way. And no one who reads this story can dismiss the authenticity and passion with which it is told. -Howard Zehr, founding theorist of restorative justice, professor of restorative justice at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding of Eastern Mennonite University and author of Changing Lenses
In the end, Lon Chaney has become an immortal Hollywood legend as “The Man
of a Thousand Faces,” his faux-Dracula's features bestowing a mythic status
upon long-lost London After Midnight. Bela Lugosi likewise achieved immortality,
Author: N.W. Erickson
The most successful of all the collaborations of director Tod Browning and legendary Lon Chaney, The Man of a Thousand Faces, was LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, their long-lost silent Mystery-Thriller. But now Marie Coolidge-Rask's novelization (based on Browning's original screenplay) is back in print for the first time since its original publication, complete with its original photo-illustrations. Not a facsimile edition, this Couch Pumpkin Classics printing contains additional features exclusive to this edition, including Transylvania to Prague via London After Midnight by THRILLER THEATRE host Margali Morwentari.
It felt right in his bones to be doing this with her, and after yesterday's setback, he
was ready to move forward. He hoped that he didn't ... Lindsey looked pretty with
her long blond hair hanging loose around her shoulders. She wore a pair of ...
Author: Katherine Garbera
Countdown to a kiss… At the stroke of midnight, Lindsey Collins will finally kiss Carter Shaw. A former championship skier, Lindsey had a life of all training and no play until a devastating injury sidelined her. Now she's ready to put her good-girl ways behind her and kick off the New Year with a little fun…and the sexy snowboarder is the perfect distraction! Now that Carter has Lindsey in his arms for one mind-blowing night, he's not giving up. He'll do whatever it takes to break through her Ice Queen exterior and show her he's more than just a fun time. But how can she believe in him when she can't even believe in herself enough to return to skiing—and all that she's worked for?
They all wanted babies , he always wondered what was wrong with him , but they
all wanted babies . " I've gotten past it . It was a long time ago . ” “ Have you ? ”
Ella asked as she looked into eyes with secret pain , she hadn't noticed it before ...
Author: Alisa Allan
Publisher: Travel Time Press
Ella Harrington and Drake Hudson have absolutely nothing in common. Two people so broad in differences it makes them the perfect pair for a new television reality show based on the premise of 'opposites attract'. The strangers marry sight unseen and each give up their lives for a few months with the end goal of divorce in mind. A few short months that soon begins to feel like eternity with an immediate clash of souls.From the beginnings of a honeymoon cruise to the Mexican Riviera, to an ending of their ordeal aboard another cruise highlighting the Canada/New England coast, America watches and becomes enthralled with two people who collide in a blaze of differences.An unexpected love finds its way through the near impossible, and they are faced with decisions they never imagined. In the beginning, the payoff of money drives them both, but in the end they find themselves with an unpredicted payoff of love. But for the first time in his life, Drake Hudson learns the lesson of true sacrifice when he must let go of a woman that is bound by other loyalties. A loyalty that doesn't give her the freedom of choice.
Insane I am to take a decision to walk in such isolated spot where no one can
freely talk, to ramble aimlessly all day and night long. My company is roaring
winds and thunder strong. No fellow all the day, no friend all the way. My mind is
Author: Amr Saleh
Many poets and writers like to classify their work in terms of periods or stages in their lives such as adolescence or old ages. Others like to sort out their poems and fiction in terms of themes. There could be a hundred and one classifications for works of art. This book divides the poems into 2 sections: poems written during the day and those that were written after midnight. The classification is meant to be intriguing as it sheds many spotlights on the internal conflicts that poets face during the day and express them right after; or rather keep the feelings inside until they are released late at night. At the beginning, I considered calling the book Fighting with Aphrodite all day, Dancing with the Muse all Night but I found out that Aphrodite was nothing but many learning experiences that lead to the maturity of writing. Then, I decided to change the title of the book to highlight not the struggle but the reward: the eternal dance with the Muse.
Twenty After Midnight is a portrait of the first generation of the digital age, a group that was promised everything but handed a fractured world. Daniel Galera has written a pre-apocalyptic tale of millennial longings.
Author: Daniel Galera
A dark and masterful portrait of a generation in crisis, from one of the most exciting young voices in international literature The world had been theirs in the late 90s: they were the young provocateurs behind a countercultural scene, digital bohemians creating a new future. But fifteen years later, Duke, the leader and undisputed genius of their group, has been murdered, and the three remaining members of their circle reunite to piece together what became of their lives and how they fell so short of their expectations. Now in their thirties, Aurora, Antero, and Emiliano have succumbed to the pressures of adulthood, the exigencies of carving out a life in a country that is fraying at the seams. Reunited after years of long-held grudges and painful crushes, the three try to resurrect the spirit of the all-night parties and early morning trysts, the protests and pornography of their youths. Lurking over them, as they puzzle out their fates, is the question of whether or not there is a future for them to believe in, or if the end has already arrived. Twenty After Midnight is a portrait of the first generation of the digital age, a group that was promised everything but handed a fractured world. Daniel Galera has written a pre-apocalyptic tale of millennial longings.
From where I stood, I couldn't see whether or not the front was open. The longer I
watched the tent, the more certain I felt that Judy's attacker must be inside. Cozy
in his sleeping bag, and fast asleep. After all, he'd had a long and busy night.
Author: Richard Laymon
Publisher: Hachette UK
A night of terror awaits... After Midnight is a thrilling horror novel from Richard Laymon, in which a plucky heroine must use every ounce of her ingenuity to survive. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Clive Barker. Alice enjoys house-sitting for her friend; she has the place to herself, a huge TV, a swimming pool. But one night, just after midnight, a man walks out of the woods and throws himself into the pool. Alice knows about men, so she fetches the Civil War relic that hangs on the wall: an old cavalry sabre... What readers are saying about After Midnight: 'Laymon's books are either brilliantly original, or twisted journeys to a very dark place...or perhaps both....' 'I loved this book from the get-go, it had me gripped and I had it finished in two days flat. It has turns and twists that will blow your mind' 'After Midnight is undoubtedly [Laymon's] best'
After the fifth game, everyone took a break, heading for the shade or the ice chest
for a cold beer. Sam took a ... They walked around the waterfall and found some
smooth seating formed out of the rocks. ... “I don't think Ava will be around long.
Author: Kathy Clark
Perfect for fans of Nora Roberts and Karen Robards, Kathy Clark’s suspenseful, seductive Denver Heroes series kicks off as a dedicated cop and a beautiful actress get wrapped up in a world of danger and desire. Aside from the reporter riding along in the passenger seat of his cruiser, it’s a typical Saturday night on the job for Sam Morgan of the Denver Police Department. Then shots ring out, and a routine stop involving a pimp and a hooker spirals into senseless violence. Now Sam is lying in a hospital bed, haunted by fleeting memories of the stunning blonde who saved his life—and then just disappeared. Kate McKinney was hired to play a prostitute on a reality-TV show, not stand around as actual bullets start flying. Unable to shake the feeling that trouble is stalking her, Kate turns to the only man she can trust: the wounded cop whose blue eyes send chills through her body. He doesn’t believe she was just playing a role, but the predator hiding in the shadows is all too real—and, as Sam and Kate edge closer to the truth, so is the heat that ignites between them.
It is a terrible thing and a dangerous thing, yet so long as Southern womanhood
is the victim of the rapist and the murderer, just that long will Southern manhood
mete swift and awful punishment to the perpetrators." The same edition contained
Author: Monte Akers
Publisher: University of Texas Press
What happened in Kirven, Texas, in May 1922 has been forgotten by the outside world. It was only a co-worker's whispered words, "Kirven is where they burned the [Negroes]," that set Monte Akers on a quest to find out what happened and, more important, why. After years of following clues found in old newspaper clippings, NAACP reports, and the memories of the few remaining witnesses who would talk, Akers here pieces together the story of a young white woman's brutal murder and the burning alive of three black men who were almost certainly innocent of it. This was followed by a month-long reign of terror as white men hunted down and killed blacks while local authorities concealed the real identity of the white probable murderers and allowed them to go free. Akers paints a vivid portrait of a community desolated by race hatred and its own refusal to face hard truths.
He had been to Swindon, where the long-term plans for closing the railway
engineering works were already being discussed, though nothing had been put
on paper as yet. Alice went the long way through the lanes, remembering the
Author: Susan Sallis
Publisher: Random House
Nell knows that she shares a very special past with her cousins, Edmund and Perry. In their young days in Gloucestershire they used to play, quarrel... and perhaps fall in love a little.When a strange young man arrives in their midst, Nell discovers with a shock that he, too, shares some of their past - and that it is connected with the mysterious, magical old railway coach in the forest where Nell's parents first fell in love.But the forest still holds its secrets, and the uncertainties which Nell and her cousins come to experience can only be satisfied when the mystery is revealed. Passion, loss, tragedy and new beginnings - a moving and heartwarming novel from the well-loved and bestselling author of The Pumpkin Coach.
After the last round of applause and demands for an encore died away in the
theater below, I enjoyed a brief period of soft ... It had been a long, long day, as if
an entire week had passed since I'd stepped out the door of the inn in Callais, ...
Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A contortionist in Criminy's Clockwork Caravan, Demi Ward embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she teams up with a dashing highwayman to enter a depraved society of Parisian notables to rescue her best friend Cherie who has been stolen by slavers. Original.
This road dates back to the mid seventeen hundreds when a family that dealt in
the occult conjured up something evil that didn't want to be disturbed. From that
day forward Long Hollow Pike Road has been cursed. They say that after midnight ...
Author: Drac Von Stoller
Publisher: Drac Von Stoller
There's this old dirt road they say is the road to Hell, where many brave souls have ventured down after midnight, only to find once you've traveled to a certain point it turns into devils fork and there's no turning back. The road I'm talking about is Long Hollow Pike Road. This road dates back to the mid seventeen hundreds when a family that dealt in the occult conjured up something evil that didn't want to be disturbed. From that day forward Long Hollow Pike Road has been cursed. They say that after midnight when you stop and turn your car off and put it in neutral at devils fork, your car will start rolling up the hill and that's when the screaming starts.
long talk with Nikki about him... Bett Watts was going over accounts on her
computer when the telephone rang stridently. She reached out a hand
distractedly to pick it up. “Bett?” She turned away from the computer. “Yes. Hello,
Author: Diana Palmer
On exclusive Seabrook Island, South Carolina, Nicole Seymour is simply Nikki—not the glamorous political fund-raiser she is in Charleston. It's her spirited innocence and laughing green eyes that draw Kane Lombard to her from the moment they first meet on the beach. Although he seems as casual and unassuming as any vacationer, Nikki knows who Kane really is: a wealthy Houston oilman…and her brother's biggest political rival. When Kane discovers the truth about Nikki's identity, his desire turns instantly to distrust. Now Kane and Nikki find themselves pitted against each other in a battle that tests their loyalties and their desires. But even the most passionate enemies sometimes become lovers…after midnight.
Redemption is seen as an acrossthecounter transaction which we “accept,” and
the whole thing lacks emotional content. We must love someone very much to
stay awake and long for his coming, and that may explain the absence of power
Author: A. W. Tozer
Publisher: Moody Publishers
In A.W. Tozer's compilation of writings on true revivals is what the book Born After Midnight is all about. Tozer is arguing that the premise of spiritual gifts and graces come only to those who want them badly enough to wait for them; to those who are willing to pray late into the night, unto that last hour of darkness, just before the coming dawn shimmers on the horizon is a service and honor. These graces come to those who genuinely yearn for God. Born After Midnight comes to those who speak to god on behalf of men and speak to men in the name of God. Tozer takes us on another journey of faith that is one that will have you re-evaluating your attitude toward life and toward the Lord, inspiring and enabling you to take up your cross and follow the Lamb. Tozer lays many of his philosophical cornerstones in Born After Midnight, as he describes who God is and what it is that makes Him that way. Will revival come again after reading this book, maybe, maybe not, but your prayer life and view of God will change forever. This book brings a revivalist attitude of enthusiasm to the everyday journey of faith. A.W. Tozer urges the believer to "sanctify the ordinary," making every act of life a simple and glorifying offering to God. The book examines the qualities of God and His desires and expectations of man. Each chapter will renew your insight into the depth of your faith, prompting an attitude of worshipful resignation toward God s will.
She lives now by herself, a woman of thirty-two, with dark shoe-button eyes and long dark hair. She looks more ... She was born in Phoenix, born in the sunshine,
and moved to California soon after high school. She married a man who played ...