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Purge City

**If you can’t stand the heat…**
When New York City unveils a program to roast supernaturals, I wonder if I should be sweating.
The bloodthirsty Arnaud thinks so, and he’s insisting that our survival depends on a wizard-vampire alliance. Never mind his history of wanting me dead. Or undead.
Meanwhile, the mayor wants me on his team—an offer that’s only slightly less unnerving given our recent clash. So who’s really behind the purge? City Hall? The werewolves? Or is it the brainchild of the fae, whose newest advisor to the mayor slipped from my bed and life four months ago?
I’m getting the cold feeling someone’s trying to manipulate the program, and me, to set off a larger war, one that could explode through the city.
One thing’s for sure. If I don’t get my head straight and my magic on, it’s going to be a hell of a summer.
BOOKS IN THE CROFTVERSE
**Prof Croft Series**
Preq 0: Book of Souls
Book 1: Demon Moon
Book 2: Blood Deal
Book 3: Purge City
Book 4: Death Mage
Book 5: Black Luck
Book 6: Power Game
*More to come*
**Blue Wolf Series**
Book 1: Blue Curse
Book 2: Blue Shadow
Book 3: Blue Howl
Book 4: Blue Venom
*More to come* **
### Sinossi
**If you can’t stand the heat…**
When New York City unveils a program to roast supernaturals, I wonder if I should be sweating.
The bloodthirsty Arnaud thinks so, and he’s insisting that our survival depends on a wizard-vampire alliance. Never mind his history of wanting me dead. Or undead.
Meanwhile, the mayor wants me on his team—an offer that’s only slightly less unnerving given our recent clash. So who’s really behind the purge? City Hall? The werewolves? Or is it the brainchild of the fae, whose newest advisor to the mayor slipped from my bed and life four months ago?
I’m getting the cold feeling someone’s trying to manipulate the program, and me, to set off a larger war, one that could explode through the city.
One thing’s for sure. If I don’t get my head straight and my magic on, it’s going to be a hell of a summer.
BOOKS IN THE CROFTVERSE
**Prof Croft Series**
Preq 0: Book of Souls
Book 1: Demon Moon
Book 2: Blood Deal
Book 3: Purge City
Book 4: Death Mage
Book 5: Black Luck
Book 6: Power Game
*More to come*
**Blue Wolf Series**
Book 1: Blue Curse
Book 2: Blue Shadow
Book 3: Blue Howl
Book 4: Blue Venom
* More to come *
### L’autore
Brad Magnarella is an author of science fiction and fantasy. His books include the *Prof Croft* novels and his young-adult superhero series, *XGeneration*. Raised in Gainesville, Florida, he now calls various cities home. He currently lives and writes in Washington, D.C.

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

JavaScript is loosely based on Java, which is an object-oriented programming language that became popular for use on the Web by way of embedded applets. It has a similar syntax and programming methodology to Java, however, it should not be considered the “light” version of the language. JavaScript is its own language that found its home in web browsers around the world and enabled enhanced user interaction on websites as well as web applications. In this book JavaScript is covered from its beginning in the earliest Netscape browsers to the present-day versions that can support the DOM and Ajax. You will learn how to extend the language to suit specific needs and how to create client-server communications without intermediaries such as Java or hidden frames. You will also learn how to apply JavaScript solutions to business problems faced by web developers everywhere.
This book provides a developer-level introduction along with more advanced and useful features of JavaScript. The book begins by exploring how JavaScript originated and evolved into what it is today. There is a discussion of the components that make up a JavaScript implementation that follows that has a specific focus on standards such as ECMAScript and the Document Object Model (DOM). The differences in JavaScript implementations used in different popular web browsers are also discussed. After building a strong base, the book goes on to cover basic concepts of JavaScript including its version of object-oriented programming, inheritance, and its use in HTML. The book then explores new APIs, such as HTML5, the Selectors API, and the File API. The last part of the book is focused on advanced topics including performance/memory optimization, best practices, and a look at Where JavaScript is going in the future.
The book is broken up into 25 chapters. Chapter 1 explains the origins of JavaScript including where it came from, how it evolved, and what it is today. Chapter 2 examines how JavaScript is used in conjunction with HTML to create dynamic webpages. Chapter 3 introduces basic language concepts including syntax and flow control statements. Chapter 4 explores how variables are handled in JavaScript given their loosely typed nature. Chapter 5 covers all of the details regarding JavaScript’s built-in reference types such as object and array. Chapter 6 explains how to use object-oriented programing in JavaScript. Chapter 7 explores one of the most powerful aspects of JavaScript: function expressions. Chapter 8 introduces the Browser Object Model (BOM), which is responsible for objects allowing interaction with the browser itself. Chapter 9 explains various approaches to detecting the client machine and its capabilities. Chapter 10 introduces the Document Object Model (DOM) objects available in JavaScript as defined in DOM Level 1. Chapter 11 explains how other APIs, as well as other browsers, extend the DOM with more functionality. Chapter 12 builds on the previous two chapters by explaining how DOM Levels 2 and 3 augmented the DOM with additional properties, methods, and objects.
Chapter 13 explains the nature of events in JavaScript, where they originated, legacy support, and how the DOM redefined how events should work. Devices such as the Wii and iPhone are covered. Chapter 14 looks at using JavaScript to enhance form interactions and work around browser limitations. Chapter 15 discusses the tag and how to use it to create on-the-fly graphics. Chapter 16 introduces JavaScript API changes as defined in HTML5. Chapter 17 discusses how browsers handle errors in JavaScript code and presents several ways to handle errors. Chapter 18 presents the features of JavaScript used to read and manipulate eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data. Chapter 19 discusses the ECMAScript for XML (E4X) extension to JavaScript, which is designed to simplify working with XML. Chapter 20 introduces the JSON data format as an alternative to XML. Chapter 21 look
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The Princess and the Holy Juggernaut

### **Some enemies just won’t stay dead.**
As Leanna basks in her newfound fame, Trixi leads her pilgrimage onward to the fabled Magic City. The elven sorcerer Tear might have a lead on what happened to his parents, and revelations about Jonathan Twilight’s mysterious past might be a new problem for the team.
But when darkness falls over the backwards town of Bruin, the team must fight again. With the undead halfling Weevil still out for Trixi’s blood, has he found the ultimate power to defeat her in the Holy Juggernaut? With her destiny on the line, Trixi must face her nemesis in the most ridiculous adventure yet!
Don’t miss The Princess and the Holy Juggernaut, book two of The Wicked Instruments by D.C. Fergerson! If you like Rick Riordan or Kurt Vonnegut, then this fantasy comedy series will have you turning the pages and rolling with laughter! Come check it out!
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### **Some enemies just won’t stay dead.**
As Leanna basks in her newfound fame, Trixi leads her pilgrimage onward to the fabled Magic City. The elven sorcerer Tear might have a lead on what happened to his parents, and revelations about Jonathan Twilight’s mysterious past might be a new problem for the team.
But when darkness falls over the backwards town of Bruin, the team must fight again. With the undead halfling Weevil still out for Trixi’s blood, has he found the ultimate power to defeat her in the Holy Juggernaut? With her destiny on the line, Trixi must face her nemesis in the most ridiculous adventure yet!
Don’t miss The Princess and the Holy Juggernaut, book two of The Wicked Instruments by D.C. Fergerson! If you like Rick Riordan or Kurt Vonnegut, then this fantasy comedy series will have you turning the pages and rolling with laughter! Come check it out!

Praying for Sleep

*Praying for revenge*…Psycho killer Michael Hrubek has escaped to find the woman who put him away. He’ll show her what killing is all about…
*Praying for salvation*…Lis knows he’s out there. He’s haunted every sleepless night, watching and waiting to take her to hell with him…
And now Lis is *Praying for Sleep*.

The power of myth

SUMMARY: Finally available in a popularly priced, non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal for the college market and general reader alike, this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant evocation of the noted scholar’s teachings on mythology.

The Poison Belt

Written in 1913, roughly a year before the outbreak of World War I, much of it takes place in a single room in Challenger’s house in Sussex.This would be the last story written about Challenger until the 1920s, by which time Doyle’s spiritualist beliefs had begun to influence his writing.It was upon Friday, the twenty-seventh of August — a date forever memorable in the history of the world. . . . It is imperative that now at once, while these stupendous events are still clear in my mind, I should set them down with that exactness of detail which time may blur. But even as I do so, I am overwhelmed by the wonder of the fact that it should be our little group of the “Lost World” — Professor Challenger, Professor Summerlee, Lord John Roxton, and myself — who have passed through this amazing experience. When, some years ago, I chronicled in the Daily Gazette our epoch-making journey in South America, I little thought that it should ever fall to my lot to tell an even stranger personal experience, one which is unique in all human annals and must stand out in the records of history as a great peak among the humble foothills which surround it. The event itself will always be marvelous, but the circumstances that we four were together at the time of this extraordinary episode came about in a most natural and, indeed, inevitable fashion. I will explain the events which led up to it as shortly and as clearly as I can, though I am well aware that the fuller the detail upon such a subject the more welcome it will be to the reader, for the public curiosity has been and still is insatiable. It was upon Friday, the twenty-seventh of August — a date forever memorable in the history of the world. . . .

Plutocrats

***A *****Financial Times *Best Book of the Year***
**Winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize**
There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but within the wealthiest 1 percent of our nation–as the merely wealthy are left behind by the rapidly expanding fortunes of the new global super-rich. Forget the 1 percent;*Plutocrats* proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at break-neck speed.
What’s changed is more than numbers. Today, most colossal fortunes are new, not inherited–amassed by perceptive businessmen who see themselves as deserving victors in a cut-throat international competition. As a transglobal class of successful professionals, today’s self-made oligarchs often feel they have more in common with one another than with their countrymen back home. Bringing together the economics and psychology of these new super-rich,*Plutocrats *puts us inside a league very much of its own, with its own rules.
The closest mirror to our own time is the late nineteenth century Gilded Age–the era of powerful robber barons’ like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Then as now, emerging markets and innovative technologies collided to produce unprecedented wealth for more people than ever in human history. Yet those at the very top benefited far more than others–and from this pinnacle they exercised immense and unchecked power in their countries. Today’s closest analogue to these robber barons can be found in the turbulent economies of India, Brazil, and China, all home to ferocious market competition and political turmoil. But wealth, corruption, and populism are no longer constrained by national borders, so this new Gilded Age is already transforming the economics of the West as well. *Plutocrats* demonstrates how social upheavals generated by the first Gilded Age may pale in comparison to what is in store for us, as the wealth of the entire globalized world is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.
Cracking open the tight-knit world of the new global super-rich is Chrystia Freeland, an acclaimed business journalist who has spent nearly two decades reporting on the new transglobal elite. She parses an internal Citigroup memo that urges clients to design portfolios around the international Plutonomy” and not the national rest”; follows Russian, Mexican, and Indian oligarchs during the privatization boom as they manipulate the levers of power to commandeer their local economies; breaks down the gender divide between the vast female-managed middle class’ and the world’s one thousand billionaires; shows how, by controlling both the economic and political institutions of their nation, the richest members of China’s National People’s Congress have amassed more wealth than every branch of American government combined–the president, his cabinet, the justices of the Supreme Court, and both houses of Congress.
Though the results can be shocking, Freeland dissects the lives of the world’s wealthiest individuals with empathy, intelligence, and deep insight. Brightly written, powerfully researched, and propelled by fascinating original interviews with the plutocrats themselves, *Plutocrats *is a tour-de-force of social and economic history, and the definitive examination of inequality in our time.

(source: Bol.com)

Playing With Fire (Sister Witches Book 3)

After a terrible experience in the war-torn Elven Realm, Mirabelle returns to her sister’s farm, alone, to do some much needed introspection. Now that Matthew has gone to do some soul-searching himself, Mirabelle can really focus on her witchcraft, and building her powers. She tries to settle into a new rhythm, that includes Sam, Anona’s otherworldly boyfriend, but nothing stays quiet too long on this Pennsylvania farm. Before she knows it, Mirabelle is thrown into another inter-realm conflict, meeting old foes, and saving old friends.

The Plague

Appearing in the middle of a secret lab isn’t the best way to introduce yourself.
Stuck in the boring cycle of school, work, and sleep, Andi would call her life anything but exciting. That is, until she finds herself pulled into a video game adaptation of her favorite book series.
Now finding herself in an adventure spanning the high-tech galaxy, an insatiable force of blood-thirsty monsters continues to spread their plague, wreaking havoc across every living thing, including Andi’s mind.
Targeted by a mysterious adversary that wants her dead, and a government that wants to study her, Andi must race to find the scientist that summoned her before the clock runs out. With abilities she never thought possible, the redhead finds herself as the last bastion against the coming darkness.

Pirate Latitudes

Michael Crichton as you’ve never seen him — an irresistible tale of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal. Jamaica in 1665 is a rough outpost of the English crown, a minor colony holding out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, Jamaica’s capital, a cut-throat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses, is devoid of London’s luxuries; life here can end swiftly with dysentery or a dagger in your back. But for Captain Edward Hunter it is a life that can also lead to riches, if he abides by the island s code. In the name of His Majesty King Charles II of England, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking. And law in the New World is made by those who take it into their hands. Word in port is that the Spanish treasure galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain, is stalled in nearby Matanceros harbor awaiting repairs. Heavily fortified, the impregnable Spanish outpost is guarded by the blood-swiller Cazalla, a favorite commander of King Philip IV himself. With the governor’s backing, Hunter assembles a roughneck crew to infiltrate the enemy island and commandeer the galleon, along with its fortune in Spanish gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloody legends of Matanceros suggest, and Hunter will lose more than one man before he finds himself on the island’s shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry are all that stand between him and the treasure. With the help of his cunning crew, Hunter hijacks El Trinidad and escapes the deadly clutches of Cazalla, leaving plenty of carnage in his wake. But his troubles have just begun. . . . Discovered among Crichton’s files after his passing last Fall, PIRATE LATITUDES is sure to generate tremendous reader interest and media coverage. **

Picking a Python Version: A Manifesto

This report guides you through the implicit decision tree of choosing what Python version, implementation, and distribution is best suited for you. It weighs and discusses the merits of each of these choices, and briefly discusses the reasons each option exists.

The Pentagon’s Brain

**NATIONAL BESTSELLER** **A Pulitzer Prize Finalist** **and t** **he definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the *New York Times* bestseller *Area 51** *No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R &D agency. In the first-ever history about the organization, *New York Times *bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or “the Pentagon’s brain,” from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present. This is* the* book on DARPA–a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.

Pandemic

A deadly outbreak in Kenya.
A conspiracy beyond imagination.
And a race to save humanity in its darkest hour.
From A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene and Departure, comes a novel that will change everything you think you know about pandemics.
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A hundred miles north of Alaska, an American Coast Guard vessel discovers a sunken submarine at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. It has no national identification and doesn’t match the records of any known vessel. Deep within, researchers find evidence of a scientific experiment that will alter our very understanding of the human race.
In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC’s leading epidemiologist, she’s among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It’s a lonely and dangerous job, but it’s her life—and she’s good at it. This time, she may have met her match.
In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death’s door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO. What they find in the remote village is beyond their worst fears. As she traces the origin of the pathogen, Peyton begins to believe that there is more to this outbreak—that it may be merely the opening act in a conspiracy with far reaching consequences.
In Berlin, Desmond Hughes awakens in a hotel room with no memory of how he got there or who he is. On the floor, he finds a dead security guard from an international pharmaceutical company. His only clue leads him to Peyton Shaw—a woman who seems to know him, but refuses to tell him how. With the police searching the city for him, Desmond desperately tries to piece together what happened to him. To his shock and horror, he learns that he may be involved in causing the outbreak—and could hold the only key to stopping it.
As the pathogen spreads around the world, Peyton and Desmond race to unravel the conspiracy behind the pandemic—and uncover secrets some want to keep buried.
ABOUT PANDEMIC
PANDEMIC is A.G. Riddle’s first new novel in almost two and a half years. The product of extensive research, PANDEMIC takes readers inside the CDC and WHO response to a deadly outbreak. It features the real-life science and history blended with fiction that readers have come to know and love in Riddle’s past novels. PANDEMIC is the first novel in a new series: The Extinction Files.

Painted Ladies

**The brilliant new Spenser novel from the beloved *New York Times*-bestselling author Robert B. Parker. **
Called upon by The Hammond Museum and renowned art scholar Dr. Ashton Prince, Spenser accepts his latest case: to provide protection during a ransom exchange-money for a stolen painting.
The case becomes personal when Spenser fails to protect his client and the valuable painting remains stolen. Convinced that Ashton Prince played a bigger role than just ransom delivery boy, Spenser enters into a daring game of cat-and-mouse with the thieves. But this is a game he might not come out of alive…
Completed the year before he passed away, *Painted Ladies* is Spenser and Robert B. Parker at their electrifying best.