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The Queen of Bedlam

His epic masterwork Speaks the Nightbird, a tour de force of witch hunt terror in a colonial town, was hailed by Sandra Brown as ”deeply satisfying…told with matchless insight into the human soul.” Now, Robert McCammon brings the hero of that spellbinding novel, Matthew Corbett, to eighteenth-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity — and over Matthew’s own uncertain destiny.

The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life, noise, and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man’s life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend ”the Masker,” adding fuel to a volatile mystery…while young law clerk Matthew Corbett has other obsessions in mind. Earnest and hardworking, Matthew spends his precious spare time attempting to vindicate the abuses he witnessed growing up in the Sainted John Home for Boys, at the hands of its monstrous headmaster. But Matthew’s true calling lies not in avenging the past but salvaging the future — for when the Masker claims a new victim, Matthew Saulis lured into a maze of forensic clues and heart-pounding investigation that will both test his natural penchant for detection and inflame his hunger for justice.

In the strangest twist of all, the key to unmasking the Masker may await in an asylum where the Queen of Bedlam reigns — and only a man of Matthew’s reason and empathy can unlock her secrets. From the seaport to Wall Street, from society mansions to gutters glimmering with blood spilled by a deviant, Matthew’s quest will tauntingly reveal the answers he seeks — and the chilling truths he cannot escape.

(source: Bol.com)

The Queen of Air and Darkness

Contains the 1972 Hugo Award and Nebula Award-winning story, “The Queen of Air and Darkness” and “The Man Who Came Early”. Read by Tom Teti.

Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack

Julianna Morris didn’t know werewolves existed…until she became one. Waking up on her front porch with sticks in her hair isn’t Julianna’s idea of a good time, but returning to her hometown to bury her father isn’t any better. When the hot guy she crushed on since high school invites her to a party, she thinks life might be improving. Jeff’s the future Alpha of the Callowwood werewolf pack. She’s been nominated as a candidate for the next Luna, the Alpha female-and Jeff’s mate. All she has to do is pass the Seven Tests of the Luna. This is perfect, except Julianna knows nothing about being a werewolf. Jeff Lightfoot lusted after Julianna for years, even when he thought she was human. Now she’s home and all wolf, his True Mate. She’ll be his Luna-if she passes the tests. He wants no one else, but pack politics trump Mother Nature, and he’ll have to go rogue to choose Julianna if she doesn’t pass. But someone’s determined to make her fail the tests, and the rivals for Jeff’s attention have more clout in the pack. Throw in a few family secrets, and Julianna discovers not everyone is what they seem. For the future she wants, she must pass the tests to become Queen Bitch of Callowwood-or watch Jeff take another woman as his mate. This is a revised and re-released title previously published with Siren Publishing. It has been edited and expanded upon.

Quarantined

Michael Williams followed in his father’s footsteps, and joined the UEDF, the United Earth Defense Force, when he turned eighteen. His one year mission is over, he has a five weeks’ leave before his next assignment, and he’s looking forward to seeing Katy.Of course, planning is what you do when life is happening around you, and the aliens finally make their move, and Michael is recalled. Instead of being sent to fight in the war like he’d expected, they have another little mission first. A trip to Eta Cassiopeiae A, a colony that isn’t in the history books, full of humans that shouldn’t exist. The planet and system is quarantined, for good reason, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Chances are, if they’re to manage surviving the aliens, they’ll need all the help they can get.Lt. Commander Michael Williams is in for quite a few surprises, and is about to have his eyes opened to the truth, and the truth isn’t at all pleasant…

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science

Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. An immensely colorful persona in and out of the office, Feynman revolutionized our understanding of nature amid a turbulent life. Krauss presents that life—from the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon—as seen through the science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions. An accessible reflection on the issues that drive physics today, *Quantum Man* captures the story of a man who was willing to break all the rules to tame a theory that broke all the rules.

Quantum Economics

A decade after the financial crisis, there is a growing consensus that economics has failed and needs to go back to the drawing board. David Orrell argues that it has been trying to solve the wrong problem all along.

Economics sees itself as the science of scarcity. Instead, it should be the science of money (which plays a surprisingly small role in mainstream theory). And money is a substance that turns out to have a quantum nature of its own.

Just as physicists learn about matter by studying the exchange of particles at the subatomic level, so economics should begin by analysing the nature of money-based transactions. Quantum Economics therefore starts with the meaning of the phrase “how much’ – or, to use the Latin word, quantum.

From quantum physics to the dualistic properties of money, via the emerging areas of quantum finance and quantum cognition, this profoundly important book reveals that quantum economics is to neoclassical economics what quantum physics is to classical physics – a genuine turning point in our understanding.

(source: Bol.com)

Quando Sorge La Luna: Un Antico Viaggio Per Gordon Spada (Gordon Spada, #5)

Per molti secoli gli storici hanno convinto il mondo che sia stato Cristoforo Colombo, nel 1492, a scoprire l’America. Tuttavia non sembra pensarla così il misterioso conte Dunbar. E’ stato lui a chiamare Gordon Spada in Scozia per aiutarlo a trovare le prove di quella che potrebbe essere la notizia più sconvolgente del secolo. La verità è inquietante: un nobile scozzese, con l’aiuto di alcuni navigatori veneziani, sarebbe arrivato in America ben cento anni prima di Colombo, e avrebbe portato con sé qualcosa d’incredibile per dimostrarlo. Il segreto sarebbe stato poi abilmente sepolto nella Cappella di Rosslyn.
In questa avventura Gordon Spada si troverà invischiato in una trama mozzafiato che rischierà seriamente di mettere a repentaglio la sua vita e la sua libertà, e anche i nervi della sua giovane assistente francese Marion.
Un’organizzazione segreta di nobili famiglie scozzesi, una misteriosa donna indiana, l’assassinio di un membro della House of Lords e gli incredibili enigmi nascosti nella Colonna dell’Apprendista…
Questi sono solo una parte degli intricati eventi che Gordon Spada e la sua fedelissima assistente dovranno riuscire a risolvere in questa nuova avventura che trasporterà il lettore nelle fitte pieghe di un enigma che nessuno ha mai avuto il coraggio di raccontare.
IL PROTAGONISTA
Gordon Spada non è un semplice mercante d’arte della piccola Firenze, ma qualcosa di più. Spada è un uomo strano, per certi versi inquietante. E’ un solitario, un esteta pieno di ossessioni, che alla compagnia degli esseri umani preferisce di gran lunga quella dei dipinti e delle opere antiche. Ma è anche un avventuriero. Da anni, infatti, va alla ricerca di preziose e perdute opere d’arte per soddisfare le brame dei facoltosi collezionisti che a lui si rivolgono. Non si arrende mai, sempre pronto a mettere a repentaglio ogni cosa pur di fare luce sui misteri che pretendono di restare nascosti ai suoi occhi e – soprattutto – pur di ottenere la ricompensa finale.
Questo ebook contiene in omaggio gli estratti gratuiti di tre ebook dello stesso autore.
Dall’Autore de:
“L’abate e la Maddalena”, 1° Bestseller Thriller/Azione e Avventura
“Quando sorge la Luna”, 1° Bestseller Azione e Avventura
“La dimora del collezionista”, 1° Bestseller Thriller
“I Predoni di Palmyra”, 1° Bestseller Azione e Avventura
“Mistero all’Expo”, 2° Bestseller Azione e Avventura
“Il Ritorno del Botticelli”, 3° Bestseller Thriller
“Ritratti Viventi”, 1° Bestseller Horror
Visita il sito dell’Autore:
[www.maxfiorelli.com](http://www.maxfiorelli.com)
Questo ebook è realizzato con i migliori software disponibili sul mercato e le migliori procedure multimediali, tutto per offrire la migliore esperienza di lettura possibile.
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Quake

A world where nuclear warheads can be hidden in a briefcase …A world where bio-plagues are held suspended in a teardrop …On an Earth where conventional armies are powerless to defend against the devastation wrought by single assassins, the secret organisation known as SPIRAL exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every creed and political persuasion. Remorseless, unstoppable, of every country and of none, SPIRAL conducts its covert operations throughout the world in a never-ending battle for humanity’s survival. But now SPIRAL’s toughest operative, Carter, faces a new and terrifying challenge. A machine has been developed which can hold the earth to ransom: capable of wreaking seismic havoc, causing earthquakes and eruptions on a global scale. Its name is Quake and it must be destroyed.

Q_Anon: The Great Awakening Book #1

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Q_Anon: The Great Awakening Book #1 by Q_ Anon, D_ Anon, The Anons
We have more than we know. We are missing connections. We must build the map. We must leave no stone unturned. We must dig until we exhaust every possibility. We must focus. When light is focused,
it can burn through anything. We are here to RESEARCH not to shitpost, when the Great Awakening happens, we must already have an encyclopedia of knowledge ready to redpill. The masses wont’t believe it unless we have massive evidence. That is why Q chose us,
let’s be the autists he knows we are.~ Q
Group ideas are to create dedicated research threads which will help us then build maps. Maps are groupings of information about a subject,please create a thread and request that it be added to this section of the dough.~ Q
“They want you silenced, MAKE NOISE” ~ Q
“Look for more false flags,
– Stay alert,
Be vigilant,
and above all,
Please pray.” – Q
Inside this book are original posts from Q and
Anon REsearch.Do your own investigating. Q told the Anons to
Archive all info. offline. This is Q posts_Research.
Continue the good work. God bless Q & the Anons.~ D_Anon

PyTorch Recipes

Get up to speed with the deep learning concepts of Pytorch using a problem-solution approach. Starting with an introduction to PyTorch, you’ll get familiarized with tensors, a type of data structure used to calculate arithmetic operations and also learn how they operate. You will then take a look at probability distributions using PyTorch and get acquainted with its concepts. Further you will dive into transformations and graph computations with PyTorch. Along the way you will take a look at common issues faced with neural network implementation and tensor differentiation, and get the best solutions for them.

Moving on to algorithms; you will learn how PyTorch works with supervised and unsupervised algorithms. You will see how convolutional neural networks, deep neural networks, and recurrent neural networks work using PyTorch. In conclusion you will get acquainted with natural language processing and text processing using PyTorch.

What You Will Learn

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* Master tensor operations for dynamic graph-based calculations using PyTorch

* Create PyTorch transformations and graph computations for neural networks

* Carry out supervised and unsupervised learning using PyTorch

* Work with deep learning algorithms such as CNN and RNN

* Build LSTM models in PyTorch

* Use PyTorch for text processing

Who This Book Is For

Readers wanting to dive straight into programming PyTorch.

(source: Bol.com)

Python Web Scraping Cookbook

**Untangle your web scraping complexities and access web data with ease using Python scripts**
#### Key Features
* Hands-on recipes for advancing your web scraping skills to expert level
* One-stop solution guide to address complex and challenging web scraping tasks using Python
* Understand web page structures and collect data from a website with ease
#### Book Description
Python Web Scraping Cookbook is a solution-focused book that will teach you techniques to develop high-performance Scrapers, and deal with cookies, hidden form fields, Ajax-based sites and proxies. You’ll explore a number of real-world scenarios where every part of the development or product life cycle will be fully covered. You will not only develop the skills to design reliable, high-performing data flows, but also deploy your codebase to Amazon Web Services (AWS). If you are involved in software engineering, product development, or data mining or in building data-driven products, you will find this book useful as each recipe has a clear purpose and objective.
Right from extracting data from websites to writing a sophisticated web crawler, the book’s independent recipes will be extremely helpful while on the job. This book covers Python libraries, requests, and BeautifulSoup. You will learn about crawling, web spidering, working with AJAX websites, and paginated items. You will also understand to tackle problems such as 403 errors, working with proxy, scraping images, and LXML.
By the end of this book, you will be able to scrape websites more efficiently and deploy and operate your scraper in the cloud.
#### What you will learn
* Use a variety of tools to scrape any website and data, including Scrapy and Selenium
* Master expression languages, such as XPath and CSS, and regular expressions to extract web data
* Deal with scraping traps such as hidden form fields, throttling, pagination, and different status codes
* Build robust scraping pipelines with SQS and RabbitMQ
* Scrape assets like image media and learn what to do when Scraper fails to run
* Explore ETL techniques of building a customized crawler, parser, and convert structured and unstructured data from websites
* Deploy and run your scraper as a service in AWS Elastic Container Service
#### Who this book is for
This book is ideal for Python programmers, web administrators, security professionals, and anyone who wants to perform web analytics. Familiarity with Python and basic understanding of web scraping will be useful to make the best of this book.

Python Penetration Testing Essentials

This book is a practical guide that shows you the advantages of using Python for pentesting with the help of detailed code examples.
We start by exploring the basics of networking with Python and then proceed to network hacking. Next, we delve into hacking the application layer where we start with gathering information from a website. We then move on to concepts related to website hacking such as parameter tampering, DDoS, XSS, and SQL injection.
By reading this book, you will learn different techniques and methodologies that will familiarize you with the art of pentesting as well as creating automated programs to find the admin console, SQL injection, and XSS attack.

Python Penetration Testing Essentials

This book gives you the skills you need to use Python for penetration testing, with the help of detailed code examples. This book has been updated for Python 3.6.3 and Kali Linux 2018.1.
Key Features

* Detect and avoid various attack types that put the privacy of a system at risk

* Leverage Python to build efficient code and eventually build a robust environment

* Learn about securing wireless applications and information gathering on a web server

Book Description

This book gives you the skills you need to use Python for penetration testing (pentesting), with the help of detailed code examples.

We start by exploring the basics of networking with Python and then proceed to network hacking. Then, you will delve into exploring Python libraries to perform various types of pentesting and ethical hacking techniques. Next, we delve into hacking the application layer, where we start by gathering information from a website. We then move on to concepts related to website hacking—such as parameter tampering, DDoS, XSS, and SQL injection.

By reading this book, you will learn different techniques and methodologies that will familiarize you with Python pentesting techniques, how to protect yourself, and how to create automated programs to find the admin console, SQL injection, and XSS attacks.
What you will learn

* The basics of network pentesting including network scanning and sniffing

* Wireless, wired attacks, and building traps for attack and torrent detection

* Web server footprinting and web application attacks, including the XSS and SQL injection attack

* Wireless frames and how to obtain information such as SSID, BSSID, and the channel number from a wireless frame using a Python script

* The importance of web server signatures, email gathering, and why knowing the server signature is the first step in hacking

Who this book is for

If you are a Python programmer, a security researcher, or an ethical hacker and are interested in penetration testing with the help of Python, then this book is for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this book can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion.

(source: Bol.com)

Python for the Busy Java Developer

Are you a seasoned Java developer who wishes to learn Python? Perhaps you’ve just joined a project where a chunk of system integration code is written in Python. Or maybe you need to implement a report generation module in the next sprint and your colleague mentioned that Python would be the perfect tool for the job. In any case, if you are in a situation where you have to pick up the Python programming language overnight, this book is just for you!
Hit the ground running and gain a fast-paced overview of what the Python language is all about, the syntax that it uses and the ecosystem of libraries and tools that surround the language. This concise book doesn’t spend time on details from an introductory programming course or document every single Python feature. Instead, *Python for the Busy Java Developer* is designed for experienced Java developers to obtain sufficient familiarity with the language and dive into coding, quickly.
**What You’ll Learn**
* Discover the fundamentals of the core Python language and how they compare to Java
* Understand Python syntax and the differences between Python 2.x and 3.x
* Explore the Python ecosystem, its standard libraries, and how to implement them
**Who This Book Is For**
Working programmers who are comfortable with Java or another object-oriented programming language such as C#
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Python for Data Science For Dummies

Unleash the power of Python for your data analysis projects with For Dummies!

Python is the preferred programming language for data scientists and combines the best features of Matlab, Mathematica, and R into libraries specific to data analysis and visualization. Python for Data Science For Dummies shows you how to take advantage of Python programming to acquire, organize, process, and analyze large amounts of information and use basic statistics concepts to identify trends and patterns. You’ll get familiar with the Python development environment, manipulate data, design compelling visualizations, and solve scientific computing challenges as you work your way through this user-friendly guide.

* Covers the fundamentals of Python data analysis programming and statistics to help you build a solid foundation in data science concepts like probability, random distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression models

* Explains objects, functions, modules, and libraries and their role in data analysis

* Walks you through some of the most widely-used libraries, including NumPy, SciPy, BeautifulSoup, Pandas, and MatPlobLib

Whether you’re new to data analysis or just new to Python, Python for Data Science For Dummies is your practical guide to getting a grip on data overload and doing interesting things with the oodles of information you uncover.

(source: Bol.com)