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Protecting the Pack

In an otherwise modern world where werewolves mate in triads, one threesome faces overwhelming obstacles to everlasting love.
Chris leads a pack of werewolves threatened by a rival group. Alexandra follows love away from home and into trouble. Ben seeks a new home but cannot escape the ghosts of his past. The mating lust pulls Chris, Ben and Alexandra together, flooding them with the desire to mark each other and seal their bond. But their differences combine with outside forces to pull them apart, possibly forever. Their future, their love, and even their lives hang in the balance.

Protect and Defend

“New York Times” bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with his most explosive political thriller yet. A tour de force of action-packed suspense, “Protect and Defend” delivers an all-too-realistic and utterly compelling vision of nations navigating the minefield of international intrigue. A true “heavyweight in the political thriller arena” (“Minneapolis Star Tribune”), Vince Flynn has created a flesh-and-blood hero that readers can cheer for and a “finger-blistering page-turner” they won’t dare put down.
In “Protect and Defend, ” the action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches one of the most creative and daring espionage operations ever conceived. The attack leaves a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster in the middle of Iran’s second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States for the attack and demands retribution. Privately, Iran’s bombastic president wants much more. He wants America and Israel to pay for their aggression with blood.
Enter Mitch Rapp, America’s top counterterrorism operative. Used to employing deception, Rapp sees an opportunity where others see only Iranian reprisals that could leave thousands of Americans dead. Rapp convinces President Josh Alexander to sign off on a risky operation that will further embarrass the Iranian government and push their country to the brink of revolution. As part of the plan, CIA director Irene Kennedy is dispatched to the region for a clandestine meeting with Azad Ashani, her Iranian counterpart.
But Rapp isn’t the only one hatching plans. Iran’s President Amatullah has recruited Hezbollah master terrorist Imad Mukhtar to do his dirty work. For decades Mukhtar has acted as a surrogate for Iran, blazing a trail of death and destruction across the Middle East and beyond. When Kennedy’s meeting with Ashani goes disastrously wrong, Rapp and Mukhtar are set on a collision course that threatens to engulf the entire region in war. With the clock ticking, Rapp is given twenty-four hours, no questions asked, to do whatever it takes to stop Mukhtar, and avert an unthinkable catastrophe.

The Prophet: Birth

First, they’ll infiltrate us. Then, they’ll pit us against one another. Then, they’ll annihilate us. They are The Black. Earth, 9018 A.D. Four theocracies rule a world that hasn’t seen war in seven thousand years. Though each religion has its devout followers, their shared beliefs unite them and make their peaceful co-existence possible. Raylyn Brinson leads the elite task force dedicated to eradicating Earth’s greatest existential threat: false prophets serving as human hosts to The Black, an advanced, malevolent alien species bent on mankind’s destruction. Two false prophets, both long since vanquished, led the theocracies to an unsettling conclusion: The Black can adapt. And they have. A new false prophet surfaces with powers far surpassing those of his predecessors. Should he amass followers, the planet will plunge into intergalactic war. Raylyn and her team must track down the new prophet and sever their connection to The Black. It’s a mission with unprecedented risk and long odds for survival. Can Raylyn’s team prevail against the most formidable enemy man has ever faced, or will The Black at long last conquer Earth? If you like science fiction, you’ll love this break-neck epic adventure. Get it today, because you won’t be able to stop reading!

The Prophet

First, they’ll infiltrate us.Then, they’ll pit us against one another.Then, they’ll annihilate us.They are The Black. Earth, 9018 A.D.Four theocracies rule a world that hasn’t seen war in seven thousand years. Though each religion has its devout followers, their shared beliefs unite them and make their peaceful co-existence possible.Raylyn Brinson leads the elite task force dedicated to eradicating Earth’s greatest existential threat: false prophets serving as human hosts to The Black, an advanced, malevolent alien species bent on mankind’s destruction. Two false prophets, both long since vanquished, led the theocracies to an unsettling conclusion: The Black can adapt.And they have.A new false prophet surfaces with powers far surpassing those of his predecessors. Should he amass followers, the planet will plunge into intergalactic war.Raylyn and her team must track down the new prophet and sever their connection to The Black. It’s a mission with unprecedented risk and long odds for survival.Can Raylyn’s team prevail against the most formidable enemy man has ever faced, or will The Black at long last conquer Earth?If you like science fiction, you’ll love this break-neck epic adventure. Get it today, because you won’t be able to stop reading!
(source: Bol.com)

Prophecy

The enthralling conclusion of Jameson and Jocelyn’s forbidden love…
Jameson’s love knows no end, it shows no fear, and it won’t accept defeat. It is for these reasons that Jameson has infiltrated the ministry in search of Jocelyn, the woman he cannot live without. While locked inside their enemies headquarters, he witnesses the stark reality of their desperate situation…The Sevens are ready for war; Jocelyn is their pawn to move as they wish; and time is running out for Jameson to free her and rebuild his army before The Sevens strike.
As their entire world hangs in the balance, Jameson and Jocelyn must find the strength to meet their destinies and fulfill the prophecy that has led them to this point. The time has come. Jameson must find a way to unite their world against The Sevens in one final stand. Jocelyn must accept her fate and take the Nobilis’s life. But can they do it and survive? Can their love really conquer all?
Told from Jameson’s point of view, this achingly poignant finale will show to what extent Jameson and Jocelyn will go to preserve their love, and each other’s life.
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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife

A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE
Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.
Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.
Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.
This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
### Review
“Dr. Eben Alexander’s near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. [He] is living proof of an afterlife.” ( **Raymond A. Moody, M.D., Ph.D., author of *Life After Life** * )

“Eben Alexander brings a unique perspective to the sacred world combining a glorious, personal vision of spiritual consciousness with patient, insightful scientific inquiry. *Proof of Heaven* is a compelling story of what may lie ahead for all of us in the life beyond this one. We have nothing to fear.” **—Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, author of *The Scalpel and the Soul* and *Zen Mind, Zen Horse** *

“I can highly recommend this important book that has the potential to break many scientific taboos.” **—Dr. Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, author of *Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience** *

“ *Proof of Heaven* is more than just an awe-inspiring account of a profound encounter with spiritual reality. Dr. Alexander’s neuroscience career taught him that near-death experiences are brain-based illusions, and yet his personal experience left him dumbstruck. His honest struggle to make sense of this unforgettable journey is a gripping story, unique in the literature of spiritual experiences, that may well change how we understand our role in the universe.” **—Bruce Greyson, MD, co-editor of *The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation** *
### About the Author
**Eben Alexander** , M.D., has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last twenty-five years, including fifteen years at the Brigham & Women’s and the Children’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Visit him at LifeBeyondDeath.net.

The Promised Lie

The Golden City has fallen, the Empire is no more, ancient magic threatens the land In The Unwritten Words, Christopher Nuttall’s story-telling mastery weaves a new epic which follows on from his bestselling Bookworm series and is set in that same world. In The Promised Lie, the first book of the new series, five years have passed since the earth-shattering events of Bookworm IV.    The Golden City has fallen. The Grand Sorcerer and Court Wizards are dead. The Empire they ruled is nothing more than a memory, a golden age lost in the civil wars as kings and princes battle for supremacy. And only a handful of trained magicians remain alive.    Isabella Majuro, Lady Sorceress, is little more than a mercenary, fighting for money in a desperate bid to escape her past. But when Prince Reginald of Andalusia plots the invasion of the Summer Isle, Isabella finds herself dragged into a war against strange magics from before recorded history …     … And an ancient mystery that may spell the end of the human race. Visit bit.ly/ThePromisedLie Praise for the award-winning Bookworm series:   Bookworm was winner of the GOLD Award in the Adult Fiction category of the 2013 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards.   “A thrilling adventure packed full of magic and memorable characters. Highly recommended.” – The Wishing Shelf Awards   “one of the best authors of entertaining epic fantasy” – Seregil of Rhiminee   “the author has woven an exciting and entertaining story of secrets, dark history, books, werewolves and magic, and knows how to keep the story on the move” – Risingshadow

Promise of the Wolves

Promise of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles Series #1) by Dorothy Hearst
The first in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy, brilliantly weaving together original research, lovable characters and a dynamic, thoroughly engaging plot, *Promise of the Wolves *is a historical adventure story in the tradition of* Clan of the Cave Bear *and* Watership Down*.
Set 14,000 years ago in what is now Southern Europe,* Promise of the Wolves* is told from the point of view of Kaala, a young wolf born of a forbidden, mixed-blood litter. An outcast after her mother is exiled, Kaala struggles to earn her place in her pack. But her world is turned upside down when she rescues a human girl from drowning. Kaala and her young packmates begin hunting and playing with humans—risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from their home in the Wide Valley.
When war between humans and wolves threatens, Kaala learns that she is the last in a long line of wolves charged with keeping watch over humans in order to prevent them from losing touch with nature and thus destroying the world. But to do so she must solve the great paradox of wolfkind: though wolves must always be with humans, humans cannot abide the presence of wolves, and every time the two come together, war ensues. Kaala must choose between safety for herself, her friends, and their human companions and the survival of her pack—and perhaps all of wolf and humankind.

Prohibited 2: Illicit Affairs

Michael and Maxine are back and life is still just as crazy and just as painful as before. Maxine once again is caught up in a love triangle with a married man and his wife. She hates that she has more secrets to keep despite knowing that keeping secrets can only lead to pain and anguish. What choice does she have? Michael is still madly in love with Maxine and he intends to get her back in his life by any means necessary…once his divorce is final. Maria refuses to make things easy and their divorce proceedings drag on and on leaving a trail of hate, disgust and no light at the end of the tunnel for either of them. Maxine wants to be with Michael. Yet would he want her after he learns there was someone else vying for her affection. He had some competition that hit closer to home than he would ever expect. Prohibited II: Illicit affairs, the sequel to the breakthrough novel Prohibited, brings to light more secrets that threaten to tear all love, friendships and familiar relationships apart forever.

Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ / Edition 2
AN INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING BY THE INVENTOR OF C++
Preparation for Programming in the Real World
> This book assumes that you aim to eventually write non-trivial programs, whether for work in software development or in some other technical field.
Focus on Fundamental Concepts and Techniques
> The book explains fundamental concepts and techniques in greater depth than traditional introductions. This will give you a solid foundation for writing useful, correct, maintainable, and efficient code.
Programming with Today’s C++
> The book’s focus makes it an introduction to programming in general, including object-oriented programming and generic programming. However, it is also an introduction to the C++ programming language, one of the most widely used languages for real-world software. The book presents modern C++ programming techniques from the start, introducing the C++ standard library to simplify programming tasks.
For Beginners–and Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New
> This book is designed for people who never programmed before, and it has been tested with more than 1,000 first-year students. However, it also appeals to readers with some knowledge of programming (in C++ or other languages). Practitioners and advanced students will gain new insight and guidance by seeing how a recognized master approaches the elements of his art.
Provides a Broad View
> The first half of the book alone covers a wide range of essential concepts, techniques, language features, and libraries. Those will enable you to write programsinvolving input, output, computation, and simple graphics. The second half explores more specialized topics, such as text processing and testing, and provides abundant reference material.
Written by Bjarne Stroustrup
> Dr. Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ and the author of *The C++ Programming Language *(Addison-Wesley, 2000). He is the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science Professor at Texas A&M University, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and an AT&T Fellow. Before moving to academia, he worked for decades in AT&T Bell Labs. He is a founding member of the ISO C++ standards committee.

Programming Your Home

Take control of your home! Automate home appliances and lighting, and learn about Arduinos and Android smartphones. Create applications that leverage ideas from this and other exciting new platforms. In Programming Your Home, technology enthusiast Mike Riley walks you through a variety of custom home automation projects, ranging from a phone application that alerts you to package deliveries at your front door to an electronic guard dog that will prevent unwanted visitors. Open locked doors using your smartphone. Assemble a bird feeder that posts Twitter tweets to tell you when the birds are feeding or when bird seed runs low. Have your home speak to you when you receive email or tell you about important events such as the arrival of visitors, and much more! You’ll learn how to use Android smartphones, Arduinos, X10 controllers and a wide array of sensors, servos, programming languages, web frameworks and mobile SDKs. Programming Your Home is written for smartphone programmers, web developers, technology tinkerers, and anyone who enjoys building cutting-edge, Do-It-Yourself electronic projects. This book will give you the inspiration and understanding to construct amazing automation capabilities that will transform your residence into the smartest home in your neighborhood! What You Need: To get the most out of Programming Your Home, you should have some familiarity with the Arduino hardware platform along with a passion for tinkering. You should enjoy innovative thinking and learning exercises as well as have some practical application development experience. The projects use a variety of hardware components including sensors and actuators, mobile devices, and wireless radios, and we’ll even tell you where you can get them.

Programming Interviews Exposed

Programming Interviews Exposed: Coding Your Way Through the Interview by John Mongan, Noah Suojanen Kindler, Eric Giguere
**Ace technical interviews with smart preparation**
*Programming Interviews Exposed* is the programmer’s ideal first choice for technical interview preparation. Updated to reflect changing techniques and trends, this new fourth edition provides insider guidance on the unique interview process that today’s programmers face. Online coding contests are being used to screen candidate pools of thousands, take-home projects have become commonplace, and employers are even evaluating a candidate’s public code repositories at GitHub—and with competition becoming increasingly fierce, programmers need to shape themselves into the ideal candidate well in advance of the interview. This book doesn’t just give you a collection of questions and answers, it walks you through the process of coming up with the solution so you learn the skills and techniques to shine on whatever problems you’re given.
This edition combines a thoroughly revised basis in classic questions involving fundamental data structures and algorithms with problems and step-by-step procedures for new topics including probability, data science, statistics, and machine learning which will help you fully prepare for whatever comes your way.
* Learn what the interviewer needs to hear to move you forward in the process
* Adopt an effective approach to phone screens with non-technical recruiters
* Examine common interview problems and tests with expert explanations
* Be ready to demonstrate your skills verbally, in contests, on GitHub, and more
Technical jobs require the skillset, but you won’t get hired unless you are able to effectively and efficiently *demonstrate* that skillset under pressure, in competition with hundreds of others with the same background. *Programming Interviews Exposed* teaches you the interview skills you need to stand out as the best applicant to help you get the job you want.

Programming in CoffeeScript

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Use CoffeeScript to Write Better JavaScript Code Than Ever Before!
If you can do it in JavaScript, you can do it better in CoffeeScript. And, since CoffeeScript “compiles down” to JavaScript, your code will fit neatly into virtually any web environment. In *Programming in CoffeeScript*, Mark Bates shows web developers why CoffeeScript is so useful and how it avoids the problems that often make JavaScript code buggy and unmanageable. He guides you through every feature and technique you need to write quality CoffeeScript code and shows how to take advantage of CoffeeScript’s increasingly robust toolset.
Bates begins with the absolute basics of running and compiling CoffeeScript and then introduces syntax, control structures, functions, collections, and classes. Through same page code comparisons, you’ll discover exactly how CoffeeScript improves on JavaScript. Next, you’ll put it to work in building applications that are powerful, flexible, maintainable, concise, reliable, and secure. Bates shares valuable tips for better development, illuminating CoffeeScript’s hidden gems and warning you about its remaining “rough edges.” The book concludes with a start-to-finish application case study showing how to code back-ends and front-ends and integrate powerful frameworks and libraries. Coverage includes
* Understanding the right ways to compile and execute CoffeeScript
* Using CoffeeScript’s clean syntax to focus on your code, not JavaScript’s distractions
* Working with CoffeeScript’s control structures, functions, and arguments
* Taking full advantage of CoffeeScript’s implementation of collections and iterators
* Leveraging CoffeeScript’s full class support to create complex data models
* Automating common application development tasks with Cake and Cakefiles
* Configuring Jasmine with CoffeeScript support, and using it to systematically test your code
* Writing Node.js server-side applications in CoffeeScript
* Using CoffeeScript to write jQuery and Backbone.js applications
* Integrating framework code to avoid “reinventing the wheel”
Want a better way to create the JavaScript code your web applications need? CoffeeScript is the solution–*and this book will help you master it*!

Program Erin

In a future time, on an unknown planet, a genetic experiment is on the loose. Program Erin was a large in the field of Bio-manipulation and superhuman powers. Join Erin as she is thrown into a massive adventure, in a far-off city far from the only home that she knows. Written by the emerging Novelist Alex Fall, this 220,000+ word novel will entertain the most avid readers for days, and most likely for weeks.
This novel is not one to be missed.

The Professional

Spenser has never had any difficulty handling women. But when four stunningly beautiful trophy wives hire him to protect them against a blackmailer threatening to expose their infidelities, even he must admit that they look like trouble. For a private eye of Spenser’s abilities and contacts, tracking down Gary Eisenhower, the blackmailer and serial adulterer, isn’t too difficult – but almost in spite of himself Spenser finds that he quite likes the guy. Certainly the women, with their loose purse-strings and looser morals, and their loveless marriages to rich, powerful, corrupt men, are hard to feel sorry for. But a killing soon changes the complexion of the case, and draws Spenser into the world of Boston’s monied aristocracy: a world of corruption, vice and murder. As the bodies start to pile up, Spenser must decide which of his friends he can trust.
(source: Bol.com)

Professional Cooking

Packed with more than 650 recipes plus 600 variations and more information than ever before, the *Seventh Edition* of this cornerstone professional resource offers complete, step-by-step instruction in cooking principles and the techniques necessary for success as a professional chef.
Wayne Gisslen’s *Professional Cooking* has been used by hundreds of thousands of chefs to master the basics of their craft, including knife skills, knowledge of ingredients, and plating techniques.
* More than 100 new recipes, including fresh ideas for meats, poultry, vegetables, and grains, as well as an increased focus on international recipes
* Updated information on the latest nutrition guidelines and enhanced coverage of topics including food science, molecular gastronomy, and culinary math
* More than 1,000 instructive illustrations and photos, including more than 220 all-new color photos highlighting new recipes and procedures
* Wayne Gisslen is also the author of *Advanced Professional Cooking, Professional Baking*, and *The Chef’s Art*, all from Wiley
Whether you are studying or training in professional food preparation or just want to take your home cooking to a higher level, this authoritative text is your essential guide to all the most vital professional techniques.
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