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Line of Control

EDITORIAL REVIEW: It’s a mission that only Striker — the military arm of Op-Center — can handle: capture an Islamic cleric who is stirring up a rebellion against the Indian government. But when the border between India and Pakistan erupts, the Striker team gets caught in the crossfire. Now America’s most proficient covert team is trapped in a full-fledged war. Their fate rests in the hands of a devious double agent whose own agenda is unknown — a man who could just as easily sell them out as set them free…. A powerful profile of America’s defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology, *Tom Clancy’s Op-Center* is the creation of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik — inspiring this and other gripping audiobooks.

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

This life-changing manifesto shows how you have the potential to make a huge difference wherever you are.   Few authors have had the kind of lasting impact and global reach that Seth Godin has had. In a series of now-classic books that have been translated into 36 languages and reached millions of readers around the world, he has taught generations of readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. In Linchpin, he turns his attention to the individual, and explains how anyone can make a significant impact within their organization.   There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.   Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn’t reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back. Linchpin will show you how to join the likes of…   · Keith Johnson, who scours flea markets across the country to fill Anthropologie stores with unique pieces. · Jason Zimdars, a graphic designer who got his dream job at 37signals without a résumé. · David, who works at Dean and Deluca coffee shop in New York. He sees every customer interaction as a chance to give a gift and is cherished in return.   As Godin writes, “Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It’s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must.”

Lilith’s Brood

Three novels in one volume: the acclaimed science fiction trilogy about an alien species that could save humanity after nuclear apocalypse—or destroy it. The newest stage in human evolution begins in outer space. Survivors of a cataclysmic nuclear war awake to find themselves being studied by the Oankali, tentacle-covered galactic travelers whose benevolent appearance hides their surprising plan for the future of mankind. The Oankali arrive not just to save humanity, but to bond with it—crossbreeding to form a hybrid species that can survive in the place of its human forebears, who were so intent on self-destruction. Some people resist, forming pocket communities of purebred rebellion, but many realize they have no choice. The human species inevitably expands into something stranger, stronger, and undeniably alien. From Hugo and Nebula award–winning author Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood is both a thrilling, epic adventure of man’s struggle to survive after Earth’s destruction, and a provocative meditation on what it means to be human.  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Lightning Thief

SUMMARY: The gods of Olympus are alive in the 21st Century. They still fall in love with mortals and have children who might become great heroes, but most of these children meet horrible fates at the hands of monsters by the age of twelve. Only a few learn the truth of their identity and make it to Half Blood Hill, a Long Island summer camp dedicated to training young demigods. Such is the revelation that launches young Percy Jackson on a quest to help his real father, Poseidon, avert a war among the gods. With the help of Grover the satyr and Annabeth the daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus master bolt. Along the way, they face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop them. Most of all, Percy must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

Lightning

Aided through many crises throughout her life by the almost miraculous intervention of a stranger, Laura Shane learns the nature of her awesome destiny when, on her thirtieth birthday, the stranger finally requests her help. Reissue.
**Recensie(s)**

Lightning is gripping…fast-paced and satisfying. Brilliant…a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining. Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader’s attention. Romance, action and suspense…holds the reader through sheer momentum. Praise for Lightning -Brilliant…a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining.—The Associated Press -Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader’s attention…There are enough imaginative twists here, along with likable characters, to win him new fans and please old ones.—The New York Times -Romance, action, and suspense…holds the reader through the sheer momentum.—The Washington Post -Crackles with excitement from beginning to end…impossible to put down.—The Orlando Sentinel -A master of terror…a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read.—The Philadelphia Inquirer -Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills.—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -Lightning sizzles. Wow! It’s a mix to tingle any reader’s fancy.—New York Daily News Brilliant…a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining. –Associated Press Romance, action, and suspense…holds the reader through the sheer momentum. –The Washington Post Crackles with excitement from beginning to end…impossible to put down. –The Orlando Sentinel A master of terror…a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read. –The Philadelphia Inquirer Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills. –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lightning sizzles. Wow! It’s a mix to tingle any reader’s fancy. –New York Daily News More Praise for Dean Koontz Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth. –The Seattle Times Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose….’Serious’ writers…might do well to examine his technique. –The New York Times Book Review Lyrical writing and compelling characters…Koontz stands alone. –Associated Press In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz…is among these artisans. –Suspense Magazine [Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match. –Los Angeles Times Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America…novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good…[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift. –Publishers Weekly Praise for Lightning Brilliant…a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining. –The Associated Press Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader’s attention…There are enough imaginative twists here, along with likable characters, to win him new fans and please old ones. –The New York Times Romance, action, and suspense…holds the reader through the sheer momentum. –The Washington Post Crackles with excitement from beginning to end…impossible to put down. –The Orlando Sentinel A master of terror…a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read. –The Philadelphia Inquirer Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills. –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lightning sizzles. Wow! It’s a mix to tingle any reader’s fancy. –New York Daily News Praise for Lightning Brilliant a spine-tingling tale both challenging and entertaining. The Associated Press Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader s attention There are enough imaginative twists here, along with likable characters, to win him new fans and please old ones. The New York Times Romance, action, and suspense holds the reader through the sheer momentum. The Washington Post Crackles with excitement from beginning to end impossible to put down. The Orlando Sentinel A master of terror a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read. The Philadelphia Inquirer Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lightning sizzles. Wow! It s a mix to tingle any reader s fancy. New York Daily News Praise for Lightning Brilliant a spine-tingling tale both challenging and entertaining. The Associated Press Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader s attention There are enough imaginative twists here, along with likable characters, to win him new fans and please old ones. The New York Times Romance, action, and suspense holds the reader through the sheer momentum. The Washington Post Crackles with excitement from beginning to end impossible to put down. The Orlando Sentinel A master of terror a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read. The Philadelphia Inquirer Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lightning sizzles. Wow! It s a mix to tingle any reader s fancy. New York Daily News
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Light Thickens

Light Thickens (Roderick Alleyn Series #32) by Ngaio Marsh
The bad news: This is the last in Ngaio Marsh’s marvelous “Inspector Alleyn” series. The good: It’s one of her very best. The secret to Light Thickens’ success may lie in its combination of some of Marsh’s greatest passions, including her native New Zealand –in the person of, unusually, a Maori character – and the theater. Indeed, the plot centers on a production of…well, let’s skirt disaster by calling it “the Scottish play,” a play that Dame Ngaio produced and directed several times. Among theater folk, the Scottish play is considered unlucky, so much so that tradition requires anyone who utters its proper name backstage to leave the building, spin around, spit, curse, and then request permission to re-enter. For Ngaio Marsh, however, it seems to have been quite the opposite: Light Thickens is “a fine swansong,” said England’s Observer, and the Los Angeles Times agreed, saying “No playwright could devise a better curtain” than the one Dame Ngaio chose for her own career.

The Light Fantastic

SUMMARY: Terry Pratchett’s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England, where they have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In The Light Fantastic only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world…

Lifemarked

The Four Kingdoms and the fatemarked face the most powerful army the world has ever seen.
In Phanes, Roan Loren, the Peacemaker, has high hopes for a united response to the threat from the Horde, but swiftly realizes the only true ally he has is his arch nemesis, Bane. Meanwhile, Rhea Loren, a new mother with a secret, must decide whether to protect her child or share what she knows with the fatemarked….
To the north, Annise Garic, Tarin Sheary and their allies are hunted mercilessly by the army of barbarians known as the Horde, led by her long-lost uncle Helmuth, now known as Klar-Ggra. While she seeks refuge in the east, Tarin once more struggles with his own demons….
In the west, Ennis Loren and his brothers, including self-proclaimed king of the west, Sai, return to Knight’s End against the advice of the fatemarked, who they despise. Secretly, they plot another attack on the south….
In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel….
In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel….
The fate of the Four Kingdoms hangs in the balance in the epic finale to the Amazon number-one best-selling series!

Life, the universe and everything

”HYSTERICAL!”
–The Philadelphia Inquirer
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads–so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.
How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert ”universal” Armageddon and save life as we know it–and don’t know it!
”ADAMS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE TREASURES: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading.”
–The Arizona Daily Star

From the Paperback edition.

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LIFE Queen Elizabeth at 90: The Story of Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II has been called “A Queen for All Times.” At 90 years old, she now has eclipsed Queen Victoria’s 63-year record to become Britain’s longest reigning monarch. She remains the head of state of the United Kingdom, and a group of 16 nations including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand call her queen, and she is the head of the British Commonwealth which includes another 37 countries, including India and South Africa. Throughout her life, she has enjoyed much happiness including a long and happy marriage to Prince Philip, four children, and Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees. Her reign has also been marked by much sadness, including the failed marriages of three of her children, the deaths of close family members and friends, and the markedly difficult death of Princess Diana, which took a toll on both the Royal Family and the nation.
Now LIFE, in a new special edition, takes a nuanced and thoughtful look at the reign of Elizabeth at 90 and what her over-63 years on the throne have meant for her subjects and the world at large, including her early life, the years of World War II, her marriage and family, life ruling Great Britain, Windsor family values and much more.
With dozens of stunning photos, stories, and analysis, *Queen Elizabeth at 90* is a keepsake of both a life well-lived and an historical time on the throne, as well as a captivating collection for any royal watcher.
Please note that this product is an authorized edition published by Time Inc. and sold by Amazon. This edition is printed using a high quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment.
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Life of Pi

SUMMARY: The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them “the truth.” After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional–but is it more true?

The Life Of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!
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LIFE Inside the Disney Parks: The Happiest Places on Earth

LIFE Inside the Disney Parks: The Happiest Places on Earth by The Editors of LIFE
Walt Disney spent his life dreaming impossible dreams, and achieved the most impossible dream of all – the amusement park to end all amusement parks: Disneyland!

LIFE Casablanca: The Most Beloved Movie of All Time

LIFE Casablanca: The Most Beloved Movie of All Time by The Editors of LIFE
This beautiful LIFE Special Edition, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Casablanca, is filled with timeless photos of Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Dooley Wilson, and other stars of the iconic wartime romance. Go on set and behind the scenes with these memorable images and with compelling, insightful text. Learn about the making of the film that changed the industry, and discover the stories of the actors and creators of the movie-many of whom were refugees from Hitler’s oppression, lending authenticity to the film. By delving into enduring moments and lines like “Play it, Sam” and “We’ll always have Paris” and “As Time Goes By” and “Here’s looking at you, kid,” *LIFE: Casablanca* provides an intimate and inspiring look at one of Hollywood’s greatest achievements. Plus: a special look at *Casablanca*’s cultural impact today.

Life as I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order

**In this wickedly funny and irreverent memoir, *Chelsea Lately* writer and comedian Sarah Colonna opens up about love, life, and pursuing her dreams . . . and then screwing it all up. **

Sarah believes we all struggle to grow up. Sometimes we want to have fun, not take things too seriously, and have that fourth margarita. Other times we would like to get married, stay in, order Chinese food, and have a responsible, secure life.

From her formative years in small-town Arkansas to a later career of dates, drinks, and questionable day jobs, Colonna attempts to reconcile her responsible side with her fun-loving side. Sometimes this pans out, and sometimes she finds herself in Mexico handing out her phone number to anyone who calls her pretty. She moves to Los Angeles to pursue acting, but for years is forced to hone her bartending skills; she wants a serious boyfriend, but won’t give up nights at the bar with her friends. She tries to behave like an adult, but can’t seem to stop acting like a frat boy. In the end, she discovers that there doesn’t have to be just one or the other. And if there’s one thing Colonna has learned from her many missteps, it’s that hindsight is always 100 proof.
**Includes a Foreword by Chelsea Handler**

Life After Death

The true story of the wrongful conviction of the infamous West Memphis Three, Life After Death is a powerful and unflinching first-person account of life on death row. In 1993 three teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley Jr, were arrested and charged with the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The ensuing trial was rife with inconsistencies, false testimony and superstition. Echols was accused of, among other things, practising witchcraft and satanic rituals — a result of the ‘satanic panic’ prevalent in the media at the time. Baldwin and Miskelley were sentenced to life in prison. Echols, deemed the ringleader, was sentenced to death. He was eighteen years old. In a shocking reversal of events, all three were suddenly released in August 2011. This is Damien Echols’ story in full: from abuses by prison guards and wardens, to descriptions of inmates and deplorable living conditions, to the incredible reserves of patience, spirituality, and perseverance that kept him alive and sane for nearly two decades. Echols also writes about his complicated and painful childhood. Like Dead Man Walking, Life After Death is destined to be a classic. West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson (director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Fran Walsh, details the campaign to have their sentences overturned. The West Memphis Three are also the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO.