. . . I wouldn't try to grab this one away from somebody only half-way through. No telling what might happen." -- Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World
Author: Thomas Perry
Publisher: Ivy Books
He came to England to rest. He calls himself Michael Shaeffer, says he's a retired American businessman. He goes to the races, dates a kinky aristocrat, and sleeps with dozens of weapons. Ten years ago it was different. Then, he was the Butcher's Boy, the highly skilled mob hit man who pulled a slaughter job on some double-crossing clients and started a mob war. Ever since, there's been a price on his head. Now, after a decade, they've found him. The Butcher's Boy escapes back to the States with more reasons to kill. Until the odds turn terrifyingly against him . . . until the Mafia, the cops, the FBI, and the damn Justice Department want his hide . . . until he's locked into a cross-country odyssey of fear and death that could tear his world to pieces . . . "Exciting . . . Suspenseful . . . A thriller's job is to make you turn the pages until the story's done and your eyes hurt and the clock says 3 a.m. . . . I wouldn't try to grab this one away from somebody only half-way through. No telling what might happen." -- Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World
Praise for Let Sleeping Dogs Lie “A knotty murder mystery . . . Cunning foxes, sensible hounds, and sweet-tempered horses are among the sparkling conversationalists in this charming series starring Jane (Sister) Arnold. . .
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Ballantine Books
The chase is on in New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown’s gripping foxhunting mystery, featuring the irrepressible “Sister” Jane Arnold and the wily antics of her four-legged friends. In Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, a century-old crime reawakens bad will—and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister to the bone. Sister Jane and the Jefferson Hunt Club have traveled from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky to ride with the members of the Woodford Hounds—in the teeth of foul weather. Sister knows better than anyone that an ill wind blows no good. After the hunt, Sister Jane and her boyfriend, Gray Lorillard, head to a sumptuous party on a nearby estate, also home to a historic equine graveyard. The revelry is interrupted by jarring news: The discovery of grisly remains in the cemetery that are decidedly not equine. Now Sister and her hounds are on the case, digging up clues to an old murder that links three well-connected Southern families. When mayhem follows the Jefferson Hunt back to Virginia, the deadly doings become all too real: A dear friend of Sister’s is found murdered. Sister and her animal friends must work fast to find a clever killer determined to keep deep-rooted secrets buried. A rollicking, riveting mystery, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie is a masterly novel full of colorful characters, gorgeous country landscapes, and the breathtaking thrill of the hunt. Praise for Let Sleeping Dogs Lie “A knotty murder mystery . . . Cunning foxes, sensible hounds, and sweet-tempered horses are among the sparkling conversationalists in this charming series starring Jane (Sister) Arnold. . . . The biggest thrills are riding out with Sister and her chatty hounds on a cold, crisp morning.”—The New York Times Book Review “[Brown] combines a clever plot, cherished characters and the beauty of nature and rural life to provide an entertaining whodunit.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “Sister remains an intriguing and challenging sleuth. . . . [Brown’s] foxhunting titles are great for readers who like gentility with a wicked little twist.”—Library Journal “Enjoyable [and] pleasurable . . . Enough with the demographics of foxhunting as most people view it; if I’ve learned one thing from reading Rita Mae Brown, it is to expect the unexpected!”—Huntington News “Whether you’re a fox chaser or not, Brown’s storytelling skills will keep you entertained throughout.”—In & Around Horse Country “As usual, Brown is at her best when relaying the animals’ quirks and conversations, and mischievous foxes are a delight.”—Publishers Weekly “Fun . . . [Let Sleeping Dogs Lie takes] readers on an adventure.”—RT Book Reviews
Published to much acclaim, Sleeping Dogs was the winner of both the 1996 Victorian Premier's Literary Award Sheaffer Pen Prize and the 1996 Miles Franklin Inaugural Kathleen Mitchell Award.
Author: Sonya Hartnett
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Willows own a decaying caravan park. When trusting Oliver befriends an outsider intent on uncovering the secrets of their family, the Willows' world is blown apart in a shocking climax. Published to much acclaim, Sleeping Dogs was the winner of both the 1996 Victorian Premier's Literary Award Sheaffer Pen Prize and the 1996 Miles Franklin Inaugural Kathleen Mitchell Award.
THE STORY: The play begins on the roof of a Manhattan office building where Park, a hard-driving (and dishonest) insurance executive, and Sling, his protégé, are discussing the dire trouble Park has gotten them, and the company, into by ...
Author: Neal Bell
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Category: Performing Arts
THE STORY: The play begins on the roof of a Manhattan office building where Park, a hard-driving (and dishonest) insurance executive, and Sling, his protégé, are discussing the dire trouble Park has gotten them, and the company, into by selling pol
Meet Penny Wiseman, a private investigator by circumstance, stumbling through adulthood and desperately trying to keep her late father's business afloat.
Author: Wendy Turbin
A jigsaw puzzle of a crime novel with a paranormal twist - the brilliant feel-good debut from Wendy Turbin Meet Penny Wiseman, a private investigator by circumstance, stumbling through adulthood and desperately trying to keep her late father's business afloat. She's on the trail of her client's husband. He's guilty of hiding something, but is he having an affair? The case leads her to an intriguing series of mysteries and encounters, and not all are quite of this world. Because, for Penny, seeing the dead is a fact of life, and when a teenage ghost wants justice, who else can the girl turn to for help? There's one big problem - the dead don't talk. Penny's first job is to work out exactly why she's being haunted. Her second is to solve the case that should pay her bills, but will she find answers to either question? Sleeping Dogs is full of brilliantly drawn characters, quirky humour and gripping plot twists.
In Sleeping Dogs and Popsicles, Eugene H. Van Dee takes us from war-torn Warsaw to the golden years of postwar Paris and Rome, and introduces us to the fabulous characters, moguls, politicians, philosophers, and movie stars that left their ...
Author: Eugene H. van Dee
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Soviet Union
In Sleeping Dogs and Popsicles, Eugene H. Van Dee takes us from war-torn Warsaw to the golden years of postwar Paris and Rome, and introduces us to the fabulous characters, moguls, politicians, philosophers, and movie stars that left their mark on that era. Interwoven with this kaleidoscopic diary are the author's discovery of the Vatican's top secret files and his encounters with the mysterious General Grigori. A member of Soviet Military Intelligence and a clandestine Vatican mole, Grigori played a critical role in the undoing of the Soviet Union. Van Dee's personal narrative sheds revealing new light on the behind-the-scenes events surrounding the downfall of the former Soviet Union. A fascinating biography as well as a study of a key point in modern history, Sleeping Dogs and Popsicles is easily accessible to both the general reader and the serious historian.
Anne Merriman , The Richmond Times - Dispatch Sleeping Dogs Don ' t Lay * PRACTICAL ADVICE GRAMMATİCALLY FOR THE CHALLENGED SE 7 .
Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
For years Richard Lederer has enthralled fans of the English language with his keen insights, commonsense advice, and witty presentation. Now Lederer has teamed up with Richard Dowis to take readers on another journey through the world's most wonderful, albeit perplexing, language. How many times have we all heard the word viable used in company meetings? Lederer and Dowis show us how "viable," somewhere along the line, was extracted from medical books, where it literally means "capable of living," and placed into the business lexicon, where it means...well, who knows? The authors clear up once and for all the confusion between lay and lie and put to rest some common myths about language. The book's finale is a ten-minute writing lesson from which everyone, from rank amateur to seasoned pro, can benefit. These and dozens of other features make this book pure pleasure for language buffs, writers, and teachers. Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay is useful and authoritative as well as fun to read, with humorous touches often popping up where least expected and most needed.
Will Lightfoot is leaving. He's packed everything he owns into a box and thrown it all away. Then, after stealing a bag of clothes and a pocketful of money from his roommate, he's boarding a Greyhound bus to Philly. From Maine to Philly to the Poconos to Charleston and, finally, to Atlanta, Will is in search of fulfillment against the often empty promises of a nine-to-five existence and the so-called American Dream. Will winds his way south until he hits Charleston - an apparent paradise. It's here that he meets people just like him - young and energetic, intelligent and listless - particularly the irrepressible Harry. But after a summer of watching the waves and making drinks in the alien South, Will can no longer pretend that he's found what he's looking for. When he receives a letter from his sister Penny inviting him to live with her in Atlanta, Will's dissatisfaction drives him to accept, with Harry in tow, and soon the pair take up writing restaurant reviews and carousing. Harry's uncompromising view of life and writing, his belief in working toward one's principles, fuels his work on a novel and Will's admiration. Harry, it seems, has found contentment.
Easy access, whether she's lying down or sitting up.” Tall Bob and Other Bob exchanged weary, all-in-a-day's- work looks. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie 29.
Author: Suzann Ledbetter
Private investigator Jack McPhee has a two-word business philosophy: no partners. Rules are allegedly made to be broken, but Jack didn't expect that a contract to nab the so-called Calendar Burglar would force him to team up with a ten-pound, hyperactive Maltese. Or that as McPhee Investigations goes to the dogs, he'd fall deeply in-like with Dina Wexler, an undertall groomer, whose definition of a P.I. comes from watching w-a-a-y too many detective shows. Or that his absolutely genius idea to catch a thief would make him the prime—and only—suspect in a cold-blooded, diabolical homicide.
I I I I f f Let sleeping dogs lie? What men should know before getting tested for prostate cancer Simon Chapman, Alexandra Barratt and Martin Stockier Let ...
Author: Simon Chapman
Publisher: Sydney University Press
Category: Medical screening
Few issues have been as divisive as prostate cancer screening. While some prominent Australian urologists are very active in talking up the importance of prostate cancer screening, few Australians would be aware that no government anywhere in the world has a formal policy supporting prostate cancer screening. Nor would they be aware that aside from some professional urological societies, no reputable cancer control or expert prevention agency anywhere in the world currently recommends screening for the disease. Despite this international expert consensus, de facto screening of populations is well under way, being driven by well-meaning advice about the importance of men becoming more informed about their health.Medical science is today unable to predict with any precision which early discovered prostate cancers will turn out to be those that kill, and particularly which will kill men in middle age. The frontline diagnostic tool in efforts to screen for prostate cancer - the PSA test - is a tool which has very poor ability to find problematic cancers. It finds many benign cancers which could have been left alone. The aim of the book is to provide a detailed examination of the main questions that a man should be asking before deciding to get tested for prostate cancer. It will help men to make informed decisions that best fit their circumstances and temperament. Let sleeping dogs lie? is a 'must read' for all men who care about their health, and those who support them.
These stories deal with mature themes involving culturally diverse characters. Written specifically for the struggling reader, these fast-paced books maintain student interest until the last page.
Author: Anne Schraff
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Even struggling readers will find it hard to resist our exciting series of eBooks in a variety of popular genres. These stories deal with mature themes involving culturally diverse characters. Written specifically for the struggling reader, these fast-paced books maintain student interest until the last page. Questions at the end of each title test students' strategy skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. Tanner Brice has always resented his stepfather. But is that any reason to suspect the man of murder? When Tanner asks a powerful man to help him investigate his father's death, he quickly finds out that appearances can be deceiving.
This new edition has been updated to include the clinical experience in working with this method and the most recent literature and research, as well as entirely new chapters that apply the ‘Sleeping Dogs method’ to the experiences of ...
Author: Arianne Struik
When children refuse or seem unable to talk about their traumatic memories, it might be tempting to ‘let sleeping dogs lie’. However, if left untreated, the memories of childhood abuse and neglect can have a devastating effect on the development of children and young people. How can these children be motivated and engage in trauma-focused therapy? Treating Chronically Traumatized Children: The Sleeping Dog Method describes a structured method to overcome resistance and enable children to wake these sleeping dogs safely, so these children heal from their trauma. The ‘Sleeping Dog Method’ is a comprehensive approach to treating chronically traumatized children, first preparing the child to such an extent that he or she can engage in therapy to process traumatic memories, then by the trauma processing and integration phase. Collaboration with the child’s network, the child’s biological family including the abuser-parent and child protection services, are key elements of the Sleeping Dogs method. The underlying theory about the consequences of traumatization, such as disturbed attachment and dissociation, is described in a comprehensive, easy-to-read manner illustrated with case studies and is accompanied by downloadable worksheets. This new edition has been updated to include the clinical experience in working with this method and the most recent literature and research, as well entirely new chapters that apply the ‘Sleeping Dogs Method’ to the experiences of children in foster care and residential care, and those with an intellectual disability. Treating Chronically Traumatized Children will have a wide appeal, including psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counsellors, family therapists, social workers, child protection, frontline, foster care and youth workers, inpatient and residential staff and (foster or adoptive) parents.
Before its collapse, the USSR created an apparatus of moles and agents and used them to infiltrate and gain control of unions, academia, entertainment, and the news media.
Author: John Wayne Falbey
Publisher: The Falbey Group, LLC
Before its collapse, the USSR created an apparatus of moles and agents and used them to infiltrate and gain control of unions, academia, entertainment, and the news media. By succeeding to the USSR’s efforts, a group of international financiers (the Alliance for Global Unity or AGU) gained control of one of America’s two political parties. Their goal is to destroy the West, principally America, and create a one-world government in which they control all things financial. They now control Congress and the White House, with the Supreme Court basically divided. AGU’s handpicked president is up for reelection, but he has become dazzled by his own “rock star” status, and no longer follows orders. The control group determines that he must be assassinated so a new, more compliant candidate can be elected. The killing is to take place as the president delivers a Labor Day speech on the steps of the Capitol Building, but it must look as if the opposition party has done it. In keeping with today’s polarized environment, a group of patriots from the military, intelligence, and industrial communities (the Society of Adam Smith or SAS) has formed in opposition to AGU. Two decades earlier, its leaders were part of a government team that trained a group of unique individuals code-named the Sleeping Dogs to become the deadliest hunter-killer black ops team ever. They were used on the most clandestine missions to neutralize America’s most dangerous enemies. In an effort to stop AGU’s assassination plans, SAS has reunited the Dogs. Not only must the Dogs survive treachery and plot twists to foil the assassination attempt, they also must cripple AGU by bringing down the billionaire arbitrager who distributes funds in support of their sinister plans.
That's why I call my website sleeping dogs. That's the Pentagon's approach, let sleeping dogs lie. I tried for ten years to get them to pay attention to the ...
Author: Tony Vanderwarker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Pentagon has a dirty, little secret they've been keeping quiet for forty years. During the Cold War, a number of live H-bombs were jettisoned and lost around the country as a result of mishaps and mid-air collisions. A disgraced former Pentagon weapons expert, Howie Collyer, who blew the whistle on the unrecovered H-bombs and lost his job as a result, learns from a nurse in a VA hospital that one of her patients has vague recollections of being the pilot on a B-52 plane that jettisoned a nuke. Collyer teams up with the nurse to kidnap the man from the hospital in the hopes he will lead them to it. When the Pentagon learns Collyer is after the bomb, they try to stop him. But they are not alone. An al-Qaeda sleeper cell that has been keeping an eye on Collyer goes into action. A mad scramble ensues with the Pentagon, al-Qaeda, and Collyer all after the nuke. Will the al-Qaeda find it first and immolate half the Eastern Seaboard? Will the Pentagon succeed in putting a lid on their secret? Or will Howie Collyer expose the mess and vindicate himself? Inspired and written under the guidance of master storyteller, John Grisham, the plot of Sleeping Dogs takes amazing twists and turns before ending in an unexpected and spellbinding climax. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.