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Infatuation

How far would you go to be with someone you wanted? Jenni is a normal girl with an adventurous boyfriend, happily working their way through their sexual fantasies, when one night they decide to fulfill his fantasy of picking up a high class escort. Jenni dresses up in the outfit Craig has chosen for her and sits in a hotel bar waiting for him, and while she’s waiting she meets Kat, a real high class escort, beautiful, sophisticated and overwhelmingly sexy. With that meeting Jenni’s life changes completely, she is immediately intrigued by Kat and becomes desperate to get closer to her. Jenni will do whatever it takes to please Kat, sleeping with Kat’s clients, and pushing her sexual boundaries further and further. Whether it’s lust, love or infatuation Jenni doesn’t know, but she’s about to risk anything and everything to find out.
How far would you go to be with someone you wanted?
Jenni is a normal girl with an adventurous boyfriend, happily working their way through their sexual fantasies, when one night they decide to fulfill his fantasy of picking up a high class escort. Jenni dresses up in the outfit Craig has chosen for her and sits in a hotel bar waiting for him, and while she’s waiting she meets Kat, a real high class escort, beautiful, sophisticated and overwhelmingly sexy. With that meeting Jenni’s life changes completely, she is immediately intrigued by Kat and becomes desperate to get closer to her. Jenni will do whatever it takes to please Kat, sleeping with Kat’s clients, and pushing her sexual boundaries further and further. Whether it’s lust, love or infatuation Jenni doesn’t know, but she’s about to risk anything and everything to find out.

The Inevitable

**A New York Times Bestseller
From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives**
Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them, says Kelly, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits. Kelly’s bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading—what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place—as this new world emerges.

From the Hardcover edition.
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Industrial Chemistry: For Advanced Students

Along with the first volume on “Industrial Chemistry” this book discusses, illustrates and explains many of the major chemical processes performed by industry, looks at how transformations affect the quality of our lives, examines the various types of waste produced as necessary products are developed and marketed, and shows techniques and practices in which many industries have made strides to improve or “green” specific chemical processes.

Incubus Dreams

No one is as good at stripping bare the dark desires of the inhuman soul as Laurell K. Hamilton, something she has proven time after time in her New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels. Now, in Incubus Dreams, Anita’s life is more complicated than ever, as she is caught between her obligations to the living and the undead.
A vampire serial killer who preys on strippers is on the loose. Called in to consult on the case, Anita fears her judgment may be clouded by a conflict of interest. For she is, after all, the consort of Jean-Claude, the ever-intoxicating Master Vampire of the City. Surrounded by suspicion, overwhelmed by her attempts to control the primal lusts that continue to wrack her as a result of her passionate contacts with vampires, werewolves, and the shapeshifter Micah, Anita does something unprecedented: She calls for help.
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Inconstant Star

The kzinti prepare to wage another attack on the humans, but their scheme crumbles when Eric Saxtorph and his crew stumble upon their well-laid plans
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Inca Gold

SUMMARY: When a tsunami hit a Spanish treasure galleon, all trace of a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh’s vanished into history. Until NUMA agent DIRK PITT® dives into an ancient sacrificial pool far into the Andean jungle in order to rescue two archaeologists, and plunges into a vortex of corruption, betrayal, and death. A sinister crime syndicate has traced the long-lost treasure — worth almost a billion dollars — from the Andes to the banks of a hidden underground river flowing beneath a Mexican desert. Nothing will stop their ruthless and murderous drive to recover the gold. Nothing, that is, until Pitt and his team place themselves square in the path of danger….

In the Tall Grass

***Mile 81* meets *N.* in this e-book collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill.**
*In the Tall Grass* begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.
*In the Tall Grass* was originally published in two parts in the June/July and August 2012 issues of *Esquire* magazine. This is their second collaboration since the novella *Throttle*, published in 2009.

In the Shadow of Gotham

In the Shadow of Gotham (Simon Ziele Series #1) by Stefanie Pintoff
Dobson, New York, 1905.
Detective Simon Ziele lost his fiancée in the General Slocum ferry disaster—a thousand perished on that summer day in 1904 when an onboard fire burned the boat down in the waters of the East River. Still reeling from the tragedy, Ziele transferred to a police department north of New York, to escape the city and all the memories it conjured.
But only a few months into his new life in a quiet country town, he’s faced with the most shocking homicide of his career to date: Young Sarah Wingate has been brutally murdered in her own bedroom in the middle of an otherwise calm and quiet winter afternoon. After just one day of investigation, Simon’s contacted by Columbia University’s noted criminologist Alistair Sinclair, who offers a startling claim about one of his patients, Michael Fromley—that the facts of the murder bear an uncanny resemblance to Fromley’s deranged mutterings.
But what would have led Fromley, with his history of violent behavior and brutal fantasies, to seek out Sarah, a notable mathematics student and a proper young lady who has little in common with his previous targets? Is Fromley really a murderer, or is someone mimicking him?
This is what Simon Ziele must find out, with the help of the brilliant but self-interested Alistair Sinclair—before the killer strikes again.
With this taut, atmospheric, and original story of a haunted man who must search for a killer while on the run from his own demons, Stefanie Pintoff’s *In the Shadow of Gotham* marks the debut of an outstanding new talent, the inaugural winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Crime Novel Competition.
*In the Shadow of Gotham* is the winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

In the Night Room

In his latest soul-chilling novel, bestselling author Peter Straub tells of a famous children’s book author who, in the wake of a grotesque accident, realizes that the most basic facts of her existence, including her existence itself, have come into question.
Willy Patrick, the respected author of the award-winning young-adult novel *In the Night Room*, thinks she is losing her mind-again. One day, she is drawn helplessly into the parking lot of a warehouse. She knows somehow that her daughter, Holly, is being held in the building, and she has an overwhelming need to rescue her. But what Willy knows is impossible, for her daughter is dead.**
**On the same day, author Timothy Underhill, who has been struggling with a new book about a troubled young woman, is confronted with the ghost of his nine-year-old sister, April. Soon after, he begins to receive eerie, fragmented e-mails that he finally realizes are from people he knew in his youth-people now dead. Like his sister, they want urgently to tell him something. When Willy and Timothy meet, the frightening parallels between Willy’s tragic loss and the story in Tim’s manuscript suggest that they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them.
*From the Hardcover edition.*

In the Italian’s Sights

In the Italian’s Sights by Helen Brooks
An impossible temptation
Her fianc has been stolen by her sister, she’s lost in the remote country lanes of Italy and her hire car has broken down! Wondering what else will go wrong, Cherry Gibbs looks up to meet the searing gaze of Vittorio Carella. Despite his having everything she has sworn to avoid—easy charm and dazzling good-looks—Cherry finds herself staying at her rescuer’s villa. Soon she’s intoxicated by the stunning surroundings and seduced by Vittorio’s skilful touch. But this isn’t reality. Vittorio could have his pick of Italy’s social elite—so why has he set his sights on her…?

In the Heart of the Sea

Tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever – an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours, and the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick.
“With its huge, scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white-water wake more than forty feet across, the whale approached the ship at twice its original speed – at least six knots. With a tremendous cracking and splintering of oak, it struck the ship just beneath the anchor secured at the cat-head on the port bow…”
*In the Heart of the Sea* brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex – an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours, and the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick. In a harrowing page-turner, Nathaniel Philbrick restores this epic story to its rightful place in American history.
In 1820, the 240-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was repeatedly rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats. During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions, the survivors clung to life as one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear.
*In the Heart of the Sea* tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever. Philbrick interweaves his account of this extraordinary ordeal of ordinary men with a wealth of whale lore and with a brilliantly detailed portrait of the lost, unique community of Nantucket whalers. Impeccably researched and beautifully told, the book delivers the ultimate portrait of man against nature, drawing on a remarkable range of archival and modern sources, including a long-lost account by the ship’s cabin boy.
At once a literary companion and a page-turner that speaks to the same issues of class, race, and man’s relationship to nature that permeate the works of Melville, *In the Heart of the Sea* will endure as a vital work of American history.

In the Dark

Everyone has a price… In the Dark is an unforgettably gruesome horror novel by Richard Laymon, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.’Laymon is one of those rare plotting geniuses who can out-think and out-thrill anybody on the block’ – HellnotesNothing much happens in Donnerville. At least not to the young librarian, Jane Kerry. Then one day Jane finds an envelope containing a fifty-dollar bill and a note instructing her to ‘Look homeward, angel.’ Jane pulls a copy of the Thomas Wolfe novel of that title off the shelf and finds a second envelope. This one contains a hundred-dollar bill and another clue. Like the first, it’s signed ‘MOG (Master of Games).’ The game has begun…But this is no ordinary game. As it goes on, it requires more and more of Jane’s strength and ingenuity. It pushes her into actions that she knows are crazy, immoral or criminal – and it becomes continually more dangerous. More than once, Jane has to fight for her life. But she soon learns she can’t quit this game. MOG won’t let her. She’ll have to play to the bitter end. What readers are saying about In the Dark: ‘I couldn’t stop reading… I turned the pages so fast I thought the book would catch fire”This is one of my favourite Laymon novels, it is quirky and irreverent”Outstanding, edge of your seat horror novel, from start to finish. Loved it!’

In the Beginning…Was the Command Line

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In the Beginning…Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
This is “the Word” — one man’s word, certainly — about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the “one man” is Neal Stephenson, “the hacker Hemingway” (*Newsweek*) — acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works (*Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon,* etc., etc.) — the word is well worth hearing. Mostly well-reasoned examination and partial rant, Stephenson’s *In the Beginning… was the Command Line* is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present; on operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions; on the Internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, not to mention the meaning of life itself.

In the Beginning . . .: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis

In the Beginning: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis. The beginning of time. The origin of life. In our Western civilization, there are two influential accounts of beginnings. One is the biblical account, compiled more than two thousand years ago by Judean writers who based much of their thinking on the Babylonian astronomical lore of the day. The other is the account of modern science, which, in the last century, has slowly built up a coherent picture of how it all began. Both represent the best thinking of their times, and in this line-by-line annotation of the first eleven chapters of Genesis, Isaac Asimov carefully and evenhandedly compares the two accounts, pointing out where they are similar and where they are different. “There is no version of primeval history, preceding the discoveries of modern science, that is as rational and as inspiriting as that of the Book of Genesis,” Asimov says. However, human knowledge does increase, and if the biblical writers “had written those early chapters of Genesis knowing what we know today, we can be certain that they would have written it completely differently.” Isaac Asimov brings to this fascinating subject his wide-ranging knowledge of science and history—and his award-winning ability to explain the complex with accuracy, clarity, and wit.

In Sheltering Talons

Years, lightyears, and enemies… It’s enough to turn a cat grey.
After seven year-turns on Drakon IV, Rada Ni Drako needs a rest from her “vacation.” Facing down angry nobles, wildlife gone amok, blood feuds, and a few other minor upsets have taken their toll, as Rada finally admits. Her heart longs for Joschka and Ter-Tri.
Rada’s enemies have not forgotten her. Both the Traders and some humans on Ter-Tri want Rada for their own purposes. Rada and Joschka must thread their way through ambushes, bureaucracy, a House spat, and the trials and tribulations of ordinary life if the Cat and her Dragon are going to find some peace and quiet.
And then a werewolf appears.
Adventure, battles, weddings, paperwork, and the dreaded curry-loaf await!

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

SUMMARY: What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health: a manifesto for our times “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food,” the well-considered answers he provides to the questions posed in the bestselling “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not “real.” These “edible foodlike substances” are often packaged with labels bearing health claims that are typically false or misleading. Indeed, real food is fast disappearing from the marketplace, to be replaced by “nutrients,” and plain old eating by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Michael Pollan’s sensible and decidedly counterintuitive advice is: “Don’t eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food.” Writing “In Defense of Food,” and affirming the joy of eating, Pollan suggests that if we would pay more for better, well-grown food, but buy less of it, we’ll benefit ourselves, our communities, and the environment at large. Taking a clear-eyed look at what science does and does not know about the links between diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about the question of what to eat that is informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the prevailing nutrient-by-nutrientapproach. “In Defense of Food” reminds us that, despite the daunting dietary landscape Americans confront in the modern supermarket, the solutions to the current omnivore’s dilemma can be found all around us. In looking toward traditional diets the world over, as well as the foods our families-and regions-historically enjoyed, we can recover a more balanced, reasonable, and pleasurable approach to food. Michael Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we might start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives and enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy.