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Cut and Run

By Allison Brennan
  • ISBN Code: : 1250217008
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
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New York Times bestseller Brennan’s latest novel featuring FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid finds her searching for a missing child in Cut and Run. “BRENNAN [IS] A MASTER.” —Associated Press FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is dead-set on solving a cold case—even if the original investigators stonewall her every step of the way. A violent storm has uncovered the remains of a family that authorities assumed fled the country years ago to avoid prosecution. But the body of the youngest Albright son never turned up. If the child is dead, why wasn’t his body found with his parents? If he’s alive, where has he been...and what does he know? Now Lucy and her partner Nate must reconstruct an old crime to find a missing child in the present day. “CAN’T-PUT-IT-DOWN SUSPENSE.”—Fresh Fiction Meanwhile, investigative reporter Maxine Revere is called to San Antonio. A confessed killer of a young woman named Victoria has recanted his statement, which opens the door to a whole new world of secrets and betrayal. Max hires Sean Rogan, Lucy’s husband and a seasoned PI, to help. The discovery that Victoria might be connected to the Albright family leads Max, Sean, and Lucy to the darkest corridors of corporate crime. But how can they untangle this complex web to find justice for the victims...and the killer in their midst? “IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN READING THIS TRULY EXCEPTIONAL LUCY KINCAID SERIES, THEN YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING OUT...MIND-BLOWING.” —RT Book Reviews

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By Matthew Evanoff
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  • Publisher : Matthew Evanoff
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 341
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: english-idioms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Learning English idioms can be difficult for ESL speakers. This book will help simplify some of the common words and expressions native English speakers use. Use it as a reference, or read it as a learning exercise, and you will improve your English in no time at all!

A Thief in the Night

By E. W. Hornung
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1480403059
  • Total of Pages : 142
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: a-thief-in-the-night.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The third installment in the irresistible adventures of A. J. Raffles, the thief who gives crime a good name For weeks, Bunny Manders has scoured the sporting papers, looking for word of his vanished friend—the cricketer, playboy, and gentleman thief A. J. Raffles. A mysterious message lures Bunny to a darkened side street, where he finds Raffles in filthy clothes, with an unkempt beard. The amateur cracksman has been lying low in the empty townhouse of a vacationing colonel—what better place to take a Rest Cure? He invites Bunny to stay with him, but when the colonel returns unexpectedly, the public school duo is forced to contemplate a crime beyond reason: murder. Pushed to the very brink of disaster, the quick-footed Raffles recovers in style. In these classic stories, England’s most honorable thief and his loyal companion elude criminologists, cops, and ruthless professional villains, stealing whatever they want—and doing it with flair. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Faith & Fidelity

By Tere Michaels
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  • Publisher : Dreamspinner Press
  • Book Code : 1632161370
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: faith-fidelity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As Evan and Matt's friendship turns into something deeper, both of them struggle to reconcile their overwhelming feelings for one another.

Idiomantics: The Weird and Wonderful World of Popular Phrases

By Philip Gooden,Peter Lewis
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408157403
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 343
  • Pdf File: idiomantics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. The very etymology of the word 'idiom' reveals what's so endlessly fascinating about the wide range of colourful phrases we use in everyday speech: their peculiarity. They're peculiar both in the sense of being particular or unique to the culture from which they originate, and in the sense of being downright odd. To cite three random examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job, a monkey sandwich story, and Mr Punch's secret? Fascinating and illuminating, Idiomantics explains all... The ideal gift for word buffs and in fact, anyone who enjoys a good yarn, this playful book looks at 12 groups of idioms around the world, looking at subjects such as fun and games, gastronomic delights and the daily grind.

Using English

By Janet Maybin,Neil Mercer,Ann Hewings
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000116050
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 563
  • Pdf File: using-english.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Using English provides an invaluable introduction to the study of English for students of language and linguistics. It examines the way in which the English language is used today in different contexts and in many parts of the world, by both native and non-native speakers. Issues of language use in speech and writing, in work and play, and in persuading and informing are explored and illustrated with data and readings from around the English-using world. The reader is introduced to the adaptations and variations in English language use and to debates relating to how these are perceived and evaluated by different groups of users. For this second edition, key material from the earlier bestselling book, Using English: From Conversation to Canon, has been reorganized and updated, and entirely new material has been introduced. This new content is based on recent research in the field, as well as on contemporary thinking about how speakers and writers use the English language to accomplish a huge range of purposes in a variety of linguistic and cultural settings. Drawing on The Open University's wide experience of writing accessible and innovative texts, this book: explains basic concepts, easily located through a comprehensive index, includes contributions by experts in the field, such as Mike Baynham, Adrian Beard, Guy Cook, Sharon Goodman, Almut Koester, Janet Maybin and Neil Mercer, contains a range of source material and commissioned readings to supplement chapters.

Perilous Power

By Noam Chomsky,Gilbert Achcar,Stephan R. Shalom
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317254317
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 446
  • Pdf File: perilous-power.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The volatile Middle East is the site of vast resources, profound passions, frequent crises, and long-standing conflicts, as well as a major source of international tensions and a key site of direct US intervention. Two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world are Noam Chomsky, the preeminent critic of U.S, foreign policy, and Gilbert Achcar, a leading specialist of the Middle East who lived in that region for many years. In their new book, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States, taking up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy, self-determination, anti-Semitism, and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the sources of U.S. foreign policy. This book provides the best readable introduction for all who wish to understand the complex issues related to the Middle East from a perspective dedicated to peace and justice.

The GorehoundÕs Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s

By Scott Aaron Stine
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476611327
  • Total of Pages : 398
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 818
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Book Short Summary:

Reviews of The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s: “recommended”—Booklist; “exhaustive...useful”—ARBA; “a solid reference work”—Video Watchdog; “bursting with information, opinion and trivia...impeccably researched”—Film Review; “interesting and informative”—Rue Morgue; “detailed credits...entertaining”—Classic Images. Author Scott Aaron Stine is back again, this time with an exhaustive study of splatter films of the 1980s. Following a brief overview of the genre, the main part of the book is a filmography. Each entry includes extensive technical information; cast and production credits; release date; running time; alternate and foreign release titles; comments on the availability of the film on videocassette and DVD; a plot synopsis; commentary from the author; and reviews. Extensive cross-referencing is also included. Heavily illustrated.

RN

By Richard Nixon
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476731837
  • Total of Pages : 1136
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: rn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Informative, explicit, even suspense-ridden.…An important source for students of the Nixon presidency.” —The New York Times Former President Richard Nixon's bestselling autobiography is an intensely personal examination of his life, public career, and White House years. With startling candor, Nixon reveals his beliefs, doubts, and behind-the-scenes decisions, shedding new light on his landmark diplomatic and domestic initiatives, political campaigns, and historic decision to resign from the presidency. Memoirs, spanning Nixon’s formative years through his presidency, reveals the personal side of Richard Nixon. Witness his youth, college years, and wartime experiences, events which would shape his outward philosophies and eventually his presidency—and shape our lives. Follow his meteoric rise to national prominence and the great peaks and depths of his presidency. Throughout his career Richard Nixon made extensive notes about his ideas, conversations, activities, meetings. During his presidency, from November 1971 until April 1973 and again in June and July 1974, he kept an almost daily diary of reflections, analyses, and perceptions. These notes and diary dictations, quoted throughout this book, provide a unique insight into the complexities of the modern presidency and the great issues of American policy and politics.