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Dirty

I’m going to show her how good it can be to get dirty…
JOSEPHINE
Moving to a small town for a new job was the only thing I should be focused on. But the first time I see Gabe, all of that goes out the window. He’s the owner of a garage in the town I now call home, and picturing the filthy things he’d do to me with those grease-stained hands fills my head.
The way he looks at me makes me feel like a woman, like he’s undressing me with his eyes … like he could teach me a thing or two about what a real man does with a woman in his bed.
I don’t care if being with him is fast or sudden. I want him to devour me.
GABE
The first time I lay eyes on Josephine, I know she’ll be mine.
I won’t stop until she is.
I want to get my dirty hands all over her. I want to make that creamy pale skin of hers dark from grease, and red from holding onto her.
And I’ll do all of that, because there’s no way I’m backing off, not until I know I have her.
Warning: You like filthy and insta-love? Well, this story is full of it. If you’re into a hero who knows how to handle his woman, and a heroine who’s all about tall, dark, and dirty, you better hang on because this story will most definitely give you whiplash.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction.

DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY
We solve the whole crime
We find the whole person
Phone today for the whole solution to your problem
(Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty)

Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.

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Diritto Romano

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Dirge

Alan Dean Foster has written more than twenty novels set in the Humanx Commonwealth, an unforgettable world where humans, thranx, AAnn, and numerous other aliens live and work side by side. But the amicable relationships between species have always hung in a tenuous balance between distrust and diplomacy. Dirge is the second thrilling novel in The Founding of the Commonwealth, an adventure that delves deeper into the fragile early years when humans made first contact.
In the second half of the twenty-fourth century, diplomatic relations proceed cautiously between thranx and humans, who are slow to overcome their aversion to the insectlike beings. But the lowly thranx are nearly forgotten with the sudden discovery of an ideal planet to colonize–Argus V–and the startling appearance of a new race of space-faring aliens. People are dazzled by the beautiful, glamorous pitar. Then tragedy strikes.
A cargo ship making a routine delivery to Argus V finds a scene of grisly carnage has replaced the bustling new world. The entire human population– 600,000 men, women, and children–has been brutally slaughtered. Not one survivor or a single clue remains to identify the unseen executioners. Even the combined efforts of all alien species prove fruitless in the search for killers who have perpetrated planetary genocide on such a vast scale.
But from a tiny inner moon of Argus V comes a faint, wavering signal–and on that insignificant chunk of rubble lies the key to the crime. The cataclysm that follows is replete with shock and deadly consequences for thranx, pitar, and human alike. For their worlds will change forever by the colossal space battle that is both in their future and their destiny.
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The Digital Print: Preparing Images in Lightroom and Photoshop for Printing

Whether you’re a digital or a film photographer, you can learn to leverage today’s technologies to create masterful prints of your work, and this unique book is devoted exclusively to teaching you how. In it, renowned photographer, educator, and author Jeff Schewe presents targeted chapters on digital printing from Lightroom and Photoshop and shares his expert techniques for optimal output and fine-art reproduction. A companion to *The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop*, this book teaches you how to take your already perfected images and optimize them for the highest quality final printing. Jeff teaches you about printer types and principles of color management so you get the results you expect. He also shares his strategies on proofing, sharpening, resolution, black-and-white conversion, and workflow, as well as on identifying the attributes that define a perfect print.
* Learn techniques for optimizing your images for printing
* Discover how color management can work for you instead of against you
* Develop an eye for the perfected print
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Whether you’re a digital or a film photographer, you can learn to leverage today’s technologies to create masterful prints of your work, and this unique book is devoted exclusively to teaching you how. In it, renowned photographer, educator, and author Jeff Schewe presents targeted chapters on digital printing from Lightroom and Photoshop and shares his expert techniques for optimal output and fine-art reproduction. A companion to *The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop*, this book teaches you how to take your already perfected images and optimize them for the highest quality final printing. Jeff teaches you about printer types and principles of color management so you get the results you expect. He also shares his strategies on proofing, sharpening, resolution, black-and-white conversion, and workflow, as well as on identifying the attributes that define a perfect print.
* Learn techniques for optimizing your images for printing
* Discover how color management can work for you instead of against you
* Develop an eye for the perfected print
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**JEFF SCHEWE** is an award-winning professional advertising photographer and digital imaging pioneer. He leads workshops and is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Photoshop Hall of Fame. He wrote *The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Ra*w, *and Photoshop* and co-authored several bestselling titles, including *Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop.
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The Digital Negative

Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. The Digital Negative is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control to extract the best-possible raw rendering of your digital negatives and to use Photoshop to achieve the highest quality in your images. In this update of his best-selling book, renowned photographer and author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images. You’ll learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images. This second edition covers all the major updates and new features in Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop, such as GPU acceleration, Radial Filters, Pano Merge, and more.

* Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives.

* Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality.

* Produce stunning black and white images.

* Learn how to remove people from photos in Photoshop using Smart Objects and Layer Blending.

* Use HDR in Camera Raw and Lightroom.

* And much more!

**Visit the book’s companion website at TheDigitalNegativeBook.com for sample images and more. **

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Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
When the NSA’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage–not by guns or bombs — but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

Difficult Loves

**Intricate interior lives are brilliantly explored in these short stories, now presented in one definitive collection as Calvino intended them**
In Difficult Loves, Italy’s master storyteller weaves tales in which cherished deceptions and illusions of love—including self-love—are swept away in magical instants of recognition. A soldier is reduced to quivering fear by the presence of a full-figured woman in his train compartment; a young clerk leaves a lady’s bed at dawn; a young woman is isolated from bathers on a beach by the loss of her bikini bottom. Each of them discovers hidden truths beneath the surface of everyday life. This is the first edition in English to present the collection as Calvino originally envisioned it, and includes two stories newly translated by Ann Goldstein.
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A Different Witch

Witch Central welcomes everyone. Or does it?
Twenty months ago, Jamie and Lauren crashed a coven meeting in Chicago – a visit they barely remember. For Beth Landler, it was the moment that fractured her circle and awakened her need for an entirely different kind of magic. The kind only found in Witch Central. If she can dig up the courage to go.
A Different Witch is book five of the top-rated *A Modern Witch* series. Light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won’t want to leave.

A Diet of Treacle

SO A WAR VET, A PSYCHOPATH, AND A HOT BABE WALK INTO WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK…
…and years later they tell us what Greenwich Village was like in the 1950s. Lawrence Block was on the scene, just starting to find himself as a writer, and A Diet of Treacle was his attempt to get it all down on paper.
It was published by a low-rent paperback house, with a tacky title and a pen name, and disappeared from view until Hard Case Crime found it and published it a few years ago. Publishers Weekly exulted: “Block effortlessly immerses himself in the mind space of Joe and Shank, reporting their world of drugs, sex and disaffection with a matter-of-factness that hits hard, all the more convincing because Block never makes an overt effort to convince. A potboiler morality play at its finest, the novel doesn’t deliver much action until its last third, but the slow build of the first two will give readers the delicious (and all-too-rare) feeling that anything could happen.”
The Beat Generation has been mythologized extensively since the heyday of Ginsberg and Kerouac, as it’s hard to see it in perspective. A Diet of Treacle—the title’s from Alice in Wonderland—provides a glimpse you won’t forget.
This Classic Crime Library ebook edition of A Diet of Treacle includes as a bonus the opening chapter from the next book in the series, You Could Call It Murder.
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Died in the Wool

Ngaio Marsh returns to her New Zealand roots to transplant the classic country house murder mystery to an upland sheep station on South Island – and produces one of her most exotic and intriguing novels.
One summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband’s wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech and disappears.
Three weeks later she turns up at an auction packed inside one of her own bales of wool and very, very dead.

The Dictator’s Handbook

A groundbreaking new theory of the real rules of politics: leaders do whatever keeps them in power, regardless of the national interest.

As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith’s canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head. They started from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don’t care about the ”national interest”-or even their subjects-unless they have to.

This clever and accessible book shows that democracy is essentially just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.

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Diana Wynne Jones’s Magic and Myths Collection (The Game, the Power of Three, Eight Days of Luke, Dogsbody)

Take a fantastical journey through the worlds of magic and myth with the award-winning Diana Wynne Jones. This exclusive ebook collection of four titles contains The Game, Power of Three, Eight Days of Luke and Dogsbody. Welcome to the world of Diana Wynne Jones, where magic and myths collide to take you on a fantastical journey with strange and unusual characters. In The Game, Hayley is packed off to live in Ireland with her aunts and cousins. Here she is introduced to “the game’, which takes her into a forbidden world of mythical stories, and might lead her to finally understand her family’s secrets. Power of Three introduces us to Gair – the only member of his family without a gift. But when a powerful force threatens his family and his people, Gair might find out he’s not as ordinary as he thinks… In Eight Days of Luke, it’s the holidays and all David can see is weeks of boredom and misery with his terrible relatives. But when Luke arrives and David enters into a bargain with the mysterious Mr Wedding, life suddenly becomes very exciting indeed! And finally in Dogstar, the immortal Lord Sirius is outraged when he is banished to earth for a murder he didn’t commit. Doomed to be reborn as a dog, he has its lifespan to clear his name. But Sirius soon learns he has enemies everywhere who will stop at nothing to keep him on earth… Winner of numerous accolades including the Guardian Award, Diana’s stories are loved by generations of children and adults and she was hailed by Neil Gaiman as “the best writer of magic there is’.

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Diamonds are forever: a James Bond novel

SUMMARY: Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde, stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa to London to the United States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Agent 007 is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter, the ice maiden herself.

The Diamond Age

A new look for cult author Stephenson’s unstoppable sci-fi classic The future is small. The future is nano . . . And who could be smaller or more insignificant than poor Little Nell – an orphan girl alone and adrift in a world of Confucian Law, Neo-Victorian values and warring nano-technology? Well, not quite alone. Because Nell has a friend, of sorts. A guide, a teacher, an armed and unarmed combat instructor, a book and a computer: the Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer is all these and much much more. It is illicit, magical, dangerous. And it isn’t Nell’s. It was stolen. And now some very powerful people want to get their hands on this highly desirable object. Nell is about to discover that the world can feel very small indeed . . . Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic ‘The Baroque Cycle’ (Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System of the World) as well as the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age (winner of a Hugo Award), Snow Crash, Zodiac, Anathem and Reamde. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
**Recensie(s)**

A brilliant, tricky, twenty-first-century version of Pygmalion * Guardian * A wealth of hip, social and technological riffs, stories-within-stories and not a few good jokes. Invest * Time Out * The Quentin Tarantino of postcyberpunk science fiction. Stephenson has upped the form’s ante with rambunctious glee * Village Voice * A new era in science fiction. People will walk around slack-jawed for days and reemerge with a radically redefined sense of reality — Bruce Sterling Establishes Stephenson as a powerful voice for the cyber age. At once whimsical, satirical, and cautionary * USA Today *
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The Dharma Bums

Published just one year after “On The Road”, this is the story of two men engaged in a passionate search for Dharma or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen Way, which takes them climbing into the High Sierras …

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