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Selfies

Ze zijn jong, knap, lopen in merkkleding en besteden dagelijks uren aan hun haar – en daarbij leven ze van een uitkering. Deze jonge vrouwen denken alleen aan zichzelf, maar leiden een levensgevaarlijk bestaan, want langzaam maar zeker zijn ze een doorn in het oog geworden van een volstrekt labiele persoon die besluit om één voor één met al deze klaplopers af te rekenen. In eerste instantie is het niet een zaak waar brigadier Carl Mørck veel aandacht aan besteedt. Hij is erachter gekomen dat hij onvrijwillig een pion is geworden in de interne machtsstrijd binnen de politieleiding en hij moet snel handelen om het bestaan van afdeling Q veilig te stellen. Als hij tegelijkertijd een tip krijgt dat een splinternieuwe moordzaak in veel opzichten aan een onopgehelderde moord van lang geleden doet denken, heeft hij meer dan ooit behoefte aan het vlijmscherpe overzicht van zijn collega Rose. Maar Rose is met ziekteverlof, omdat afschuwelijke gebeurtenissen uit het verleden haar achtervolgen. Carl, Assad en Gordon werken dag en nacht om het wijdvertakte mysterie rond de twee moorden op te lossen, maar steken de meeste energie in het helpen van Rose. Naarmate ze steeds dieper in haar verhaal graven, begrijpen ze dat zich een misdrijf heeft afgespeeld. Dan lijkt Rose plotsklaps ook nog eens van de aardbodem verdwenen. Selfies is het zevende boek in de internationale bestsellerserie Q van Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950), de ongekroonde koning van de Scandinavische misdaadliteratuur.

Selected stories of O. Henry

SUMMARY: Selected Stories of O. Henry, by O. Henry, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. O. Henry mastered the art of the humorous, energetic tale that ends with a sudden, ironic twist. In “After Twenty Years,” for example, two boys agree to meet at a particular spot exactly twenty years later. Both are faithful, but in the intervening years one boy has turned into a criminal, the other into a policeman. Behind the rendezvous lurks a powerful dramatic situation with a fascinating moral dilemma—all dealt with in a few brief pages. This is just one of the many literary gems in Selected Stories of O. Henry, a collection of 45 of O. Henry’s most renowned and entertaining short stories. Each one offers insights into human nature and the ways it is affected by love, hate, wealth, poverty, gentility, disguise, and crime—themes that ran through the author’s own life. Born William Sidney Porter, O. Henry started writing while in prison for embezzlement. Later he moved to New York, and his tales romanticizing the commonplace, particularly the life of ordinary New Yorkers, became highly popular. The most widely read author of his time, O. Henry died penniless but left behind a wealth of short stories that endure as classics of the genre. Victoria Blake is a freelance writer. She has worked at The Paris Review and contributed to the Boulder Daily Camera, small literary presses in the United States, and English-language publications in Bangkok, Thailand. She currently lives and works in San Diego, California.

Selected Exercises in Particle and Nuclear Physics

This book presents more than 300 exercises, with guided solutions, on topics that span both the experimental and the theoretical aspects of particle physics. The exercises are organized by subject, covering kinematics, interactions of particles with matter, particle detectors, hadrons and resonances, electroweak interactions and flavor physics, statistics and data analysis, and accelerators and beam dynamics. Some 200 of the exercises, including 50 in multiple-choice format, derive from exams set by the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Research (INFN) over the past decade to select its scientific staff of experimental researchers. The remainder comprise problems taken from the undergraduate classes at ETH Zurich or inspired by classic textbooks. Whenever appropriate, in-depth information is provided on the source of the problem, and readers will also benefit from the inclusion of bibliographic details and short dissertations on particular topics. This book is an ideal complement to textbooks on experimental and theoretical particle physics and will enable students to evaluate their knowledge and preparedness for exams.

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Seeker’s Curse

Seeker’s Curse (Rogue Angel #19) by Alex Archer
Enlisted by the Japan Buddhist Federation to catalog a number of ancient shrines dotted across Nepal, archaeologist Annja Creed is honored to help. Political violence has prompted the Federation to protect holy sites from desecration and vandalism, and Annja is their last hope to properly conserve these sites.
Where there’s vandalism, there’s plundering, and local police soon become suspicious of Annja’s presence. But she is more concerned about the antiques smugglers and Maoist guerrillas trying to kill her. When she must trek high up in the Himalayas to protect a sacred golden Buddha statue from falling into the hands of her pursuers, she’s told that the place is cursed—and guarded by demons. And Annja has no choice but to face her demons….

Seeing Things as They Are

This book provides a comprehensive account of the intentionality of perceptual experience. With special emphasis on vision Searle explains how the raw phenomenology of perception sets the content and the conditions of satisfaction of experience. The central question concerns the relation between the subjective conscious perceptual field and the objective perceptual field. Everything in the objective field is either perceived or can be perceived. Nothing in the subjective field is perceived nor can be perceived precisely because the events in the subjective field consist of the perceivings , whether veridical or not, of the events in the objective field. Searle begins by criticizing the classical theories of perception and identifies a single fallacy, what he calls the Bad Argument, as the source of nearly all of the confusions in the history of the philosophy of perception. He next justifies the claim that perceptual experiences have presentational intentionality and shows how this justifies the direct realism of his account. In the central theoretical chapters, he shows how it is possible that the raw phenomenology must necessarily determine certain form of intentionality. Searle introduces, in detail, the distinction between different levels of perception from the basic level to the higher levels and shows the internal relation between the features of the experience and the states of affairs presented by the experience. The account applies not just to language possessing human beings but to infants and conscious animals. He also discusses how the account relates to certain traditional puzzles about spectrum inversion, color and size constancy and the brain-in-the-vat thought experiments. In the final chapters he explains and refutes Disjunctivist theories of perception, explains the role of unconscious perception, and concludes by discussing traditional problems of perception such as skepticism.

Seeing Science

Science is really beautiful. With original illustrations that deftly explain the strange-but-true world of science, Seeing Science offers a curated ride through the great mysteries of the universe. Artist and lay scientist Iris Gottlieb explains among other things: neap tides, naked mole rats, whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle, the ten dimensions of string theory, and how glaciers are like Snickers bars. With quirky visual metaphors and concise factual explanations, she offers just the right amount of information to stoke the curious mind with a desire to know more about the life forces that animate both the smallest cell and the biggest black hole. Seeing Science illustrates, explicates, and celebrates the marvels of science as only art can.
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Illustrated infographic ride through everything from neap tides and naked mole rats, to whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle and why glaciers are like Snickers bars. — The Bookseller The book is divided into three sections: Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science. All of this is with suitable examples and a few funny ones to see if you’re paying attention. Don’t treat this book as comprehensive but I think you’ll find a lot of the information will stick in your heads afterwards. — SFcrowsnest
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Seeing Eye Mate

Seeing Eye Mate by Annmarie McKenna
He¿s a shape-shifting wolf, she¿s a psychic and his other half. In order to catch a killer he has to rely on his Seeing Eye Mate.
Caelan Graham is on the hunt for a shape-shifter bent on killing female mates. As Prime, it¿s Caelan¿s duty to protect his entire pack, so it¿s a good thing he doesn¿t have a mate of his own to look after right now. Too bad the most alluring female has just walked past his nose.
As a clairvoyant, Tieran Jones has given up on men and their lack of understanding her gift¿until Caelan. The man ignites her passion, sets off a vision of a gruesome wolf attack, then shows up in her bed. In wolf form. To top it all off, he keeps insisting she¿s his mate.
When the attacks continue, Tieran¿s visions evolve and point in one direction. Caelan¿s twin brother. With a lack of physical evidence, Caelan must depend on Tieran¿s sight for clues. An act making her a prime target.
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence.

Seeing a Large Cat

EDITORIAL REVIEW: MysteryLarge Print EditionPeters fans will relish this latest adventure. Publishers WeeklyAs her legions of fans will readily testify, Amelia Peabody Emerson, who wields a mean parasol, is not your usual whodunit heroine. BooklistAmelia Peabody, feisty turn-of-the-century Egyptologist, is in Cairo headed for a dig in the awesome Valley of the Kings. Stay away from tomb Twenty-A, warns an ominous message delivered by an unseen hand. Even though her famous premonitions are telling her that trouble lies ahead, Amelia dreams of a large cat, an Egyptian sign of good luck. And when tomb Twenty-A finally reveals its secret, Amelia will need all the luck she can garner, as the desert produces a macabre puzzle of murder, passion and cruel deceit.

See Jane Score

** *This is Jane* **
A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she’s a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team—especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she’s a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of “Honey Pie”…the magazine series that has all the men talking.
** *See Jane spar* **
Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters—and Jane—perfectly clear. But if he thinks he’s going to make her life a misery, he’d better think again.
** *See Jane attract* **
For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart mouthed, pain in the backside, reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter shed her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye.
Maybe it’s time to take a risk. Maybe it’s time to live out fantasies. Maybe it’s time to….
** *See Jane score!* **

Seduced by the Stranger

This short novella is a free teaser tale for girls who crave dark, twisted
hardcore hair-pulling,
ass-slapping erotica!
A story about lust…
not love!
Not yet.
Xavia Kennedy is out for a good time after her college classes end. She’s tired of being in the limelight and wants a break from her elitist family. All it takes is a few pretty-colored shots, a gorgeous stranger, and a dark hallway to convince her to take a chance. What’s she got to lose?
Right…
Senator Bennett Stone doesn’t date. He doesn’t screw around. He’s on the fast-track…with a dirty little secret.
One he keeps locked away, until he meets a stranger in a dance club. She’s a door marked ‘X’ for all the right reasons and a scandal in the making.
EVERYONE’S GOT A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET.
What’s yours?

Seduced by Moonlight

I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie. Now there are those among us who whisper I am more. And who can blame them? I’ve awakened the dazzling magic that’s slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can’t figure out why.
My aunt, Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her sadistic hobbies. Her obsession has turned unwaveringly to me. The mission to get me pregnant and beat my cousin Prince Cel to the crown is taking longer than expected. Even though I spend each night with the Queen’s Ravens, my immortal guards, no child has come of our decadent pleasures. But something else is happening. My magic courses through me uncontrollably. And as I lock my half-mortal body with their full-Sidhe-blooded ones, the power surges like never before.
It all began with a chalice. I dreamed of it, and it appeared, cool and hard, beside me when I awoke. My guards know the ancient relic well—its disappearance ages ago stripped them of all of their vital powers. But it is here with us now. My touch resonates with its force, and they’re consumed with it, their Sidhe essences lit up by it. But even as they cherish me for this unexpected gift, there are those who loathe me for it. Me, a mongrel, only half fey and part mortal. The Unseelie court has suffered for so long, and there are some who would not have it weakened further by an impure queen. My enemies grow in number every day. But they do not know what I am capable of. Nor, for that matter, do I.…
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Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

**From the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author comes the charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters.**
Kelly Murphy’s life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett—Tulpen Crossing’s prodigal son, who’s set his sights on Kelly—and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone.
But Olivia’s return isn’t as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She’s determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now.
While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other—and themselves—and redefine what it means to be sisters?
**Told with Mallery’s trademark heart and humor, the Tulip Sisters are in for the most colorful summer of their lives…**
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**From the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author comes the charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters.**
Kelly Murphy’s life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett—Tulpen Crossing’s prodigal son, who’s set his sights on Kelly—and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone.
But Olivia’s return isn’t as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She’s determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now.
While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other—and themselves—and redefine what it means to be sisters?
**Told with Mallery’s trademark heart and humor, the Tulip Sisters are in for the most colorful summer of their lives…**

Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

SUMMARY: Brace yourself for a shocking secret. Two hidden artifacts have been found. Three more remain unrecovered. More preserves face destruction as the Society of the Evening Star relentlessly pursues new talismans. Reading in Patton s Journal of Secrets, Kendra learns the location of the key to a vault housing one of the artifacts. In order to retrieve it, the Knights of the Dawn must enter a death trap a dragon sanctuary called Wyrmroost. The mission cannot proceed without stealing a sacred object zealously guarded by the centaurs. Anybody seen Seth? The race is on to acquire all five of the artifact keys to the great demon prison. Will the Knights of the Dawn conquer Wyrmroost? Who can stop the Sphinx? Can Vanessa be trusted to help? What artifact will be found next? Find out in Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary.

Secrets of Midnight

**There’s something new in Midnight, something hungry for the shadows, and Serenity Harker is about to get a taste of the unknown.**
Life in Midnight is anything but dull. Training a human unit to work alongside the MPD while keeping an eye on a new ghostly presence in the district, means Harker has her work cut out for her. When a scourge run goes wrong leaving Harker’s life hanging in the balance, a hidden threat is revealed.
Now the team must work against the clock to figure out the identity of their new enemy and learn how to stop them. Something ancient and powerful is about to make an entrance into Midnight, and Harker will be forced to make a choice that could damn them all.
*A Kick-ass Urban Fantasy with a slow burn reverse harem romance.*
Angels, Fallen, nephilim and Arthurian legend are given a fresh twist in this sexy, thrilling urban Fantasy series. Fans of Lost girl, True blood, and Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series will surely enjoy it. Scroll up to grab your copy today!
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**There’s something new in Midnight, something hungry for the shadows, and Serenity Harker is about to get a taste of the unknown.**
Life in Midnight is anything but dull. Training a human unit to work alongside the MPD while keeping an eye on a new ghostly presence in the district, means Harker has her work cut out for her. When a scourge run goes wrong leaving Harker’s life hanging in the balance, a hidden threat is revealed.
Now the team must work against the clock to figure out the identity of their new enemy and learn how to stop them. Something ancient and powerful is about to make an entrance into Midnight, and Harker will be forced to make a choice that could damn them all.
*A Kick-ass Urban Fantasy with a slow burn reverse harem romance.*
Angels, Fallen, nephilim and Arthurian legend are given a fresh twist in this sexy, thrilling urban Fantasy series. Fans of Lost girl, True blood, and Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series will surely enjoy it. Scroll up to grab your copy today!

The Secrets of Axum

World War II started two months ago. And then fizzled out like a wet fuse, at least in Europe. An otherworldly army has invaded Earth. The Axis and the Allies must work together if they are to stop it.
Ernst Haufmann, Director of Ahnenerbe, the German Reich’s research into the occult thinks he knows a way to stop the invasion forces so Germany can once again look to its own plans for world domination.
The powers behind the invasion from Aerth believe so as well. They’ll do anything to find the ancient artifact Ernst seeks before Ernst does. And if they can’t have it, they’ll be just as happy to destroy it.
Individuals can make a difference in war as well. A small team of British infantry are on the other side of the gate in Aerth. They might have something to say to the inhabitants of that world about the invasion of ours.
Authors note: This is a serial series. To understand the story, it is best to start with book 1, The Dragons of Dunkirk.

Secrets of a Perfect Night

Three spectacular stories all set on New Year′s Eve. First, Stephanie Laurens enthralls us with a New Year′s scandal, when a rake awakens in the bed of the temptress who seduced him years before. Then, Victoria Alexander enchants with her tale of a love promised, then foiled and then rekindled on another midnight. And Rachel Gibson delights with the reunion of two estranged friends and the passionate sparks that fly when the clock strikes twelve.
“Scandalous Lord Dere” by Stephanie Laurens
“The Last Love Letter” by Victoria Alexander
“Now and Forever” by Rachel Gibson