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Sacrifice

Sacrifice (Rogue Angel Series #18) by Alex Archer
**Bearers of the sword**
On assignment in the Philippines, archaeologist Annja Creed meets with a contact to verify some information. Easy enough. But when the man doesn’t turn out to be whom he said he was, Annja finds herself handcuffed, blindfolded and kidnapped. And to make matters worse, she’s a prisoner of the dreaded Abu Sayyaf, a notorious terrorist group.
Desperate to escape, Annja is able to flee after slaying one of her captors. But she soon gets lost in the hostile jungle, which is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of Moro warriors who fought off conquistadors with their blades. As she tries to stay a step ahead of the terrorists and not-so-dead spirits with a taste for human flesh, Annja’s not sure she’ll leave the jungle alive….

Sacred sins

SUMMARY: Combining explosive suspense with sensual passion, Nora Roberts turns up the heat in this classic tale — the sizzling story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer, a search that will plunge them headlong into danger…. In the lazy days of summer, a merciless heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death. A note left behind reads Her sins are forgiven her.Two more victims soon follow, and suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed “the Priest.” When the police ask top-notch psychiatrist Dr. Tess Court to help with their investigation, she comes up with a disturbing portrait of a twisted soul.Detective Ben Paris doesn’t give a damn about the killer’s psyche. What he can’t easily dismiss is Tess. Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a legendary reputation with women, but the coolly elegant Tess doesn’t react to him like other women he’s known — and he finds the challenge enticing.Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares. But someone also has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor … and Ben can only pray that if the madman strikes, he’ll be able to stop him before it’s too late….

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground (Rogue Angel Series #23) by Alex Archer
In a land of subzero temperatures and snow-covered vistas, survival is a challenge. But for the Araktak—an isolated and mysterious Inuit people—this harsh tundra is their heritage. Until now. A large mining company has purchased the land, and the sacred Araktak burial site with it. But more than diamond deposits await them under the dark, icy earth….
Contracted by the mining company, archaeologist Annja Creed is to oversee the proper relocation of the burial site. Her job is to ensure that each ancient relic and all human remains are carefully removed. But the sacred ground harbors a terrible secret. One that a powerful group of men intend to unleash on an unsuspecting world—unless Annja can find a way to stop them.

Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk

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*Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk*, edited by Jeffrey A. Sartain, combines the efforts of an international list of writers to explore the depths of Chuck Palahniuk’s fiction. Scholars have paid attention Palahniuk’s premiere novel, *Fight Club*, for years. *Sacred and Immoral* is the first anthology dedicated to scholarship focused on Palahniuk’s work following *Fight Club*, which he has been producing at an average of a book a year for thirteen years. By collecting the work of an interdisciplinary group of scholars under a single cover, *Sacred and Immoral* extends the reach of Palahniuk scholarship beyond any previous publication. *Sacred and Immoral* provides the single most comprehensive and useful scholarly resource to date for anyone wishing to examine Chuck Palahniuk’s fiction in an academic context. Some of the anthology’s chapters situate Palahniuk’s work within existing generic conventions, while other chapters are concerned with the theoretical underpinnings of Palahniuk’s writing and the philosophical implications of his work. With eleven new critical analyses of Palahniuk’s later novels, *Sacred and Immoral* drastically expands the range and depth of academic inquiry into Palahniuk’s fiction commensurate with the prominent and exciting position Palahniuk’s work occupies in contemporary culture. “Sacred and Immoral” also includes a new interview with Chuck Palahniuk, conducted by literary scholar Matt Kavanagh. Finally, *Sacred and Immoral* boasts the most complete primary and secondary bibliographies of Palahniuk-related materials to date. *Sacred and Immoral* is not an attempt to have the last word on Chuck Palahniuk’s literature. Rather, this volume is a springboard for other projects that relate to Palahniuk’s writings. The anthology provides a critical framework for Palahniuk’s later literature that students, teachers, and researchers can use in their own classrooms and writing.******************

Sacrament

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A famous photographer lying in a coma holds the key to the salvation of the world. But first he must travel back into the traumatic events of his childhood.
Will Rabjohns has everything. He’s handsome, he’s rich, and he’s revered as the world’s greatest wildlife photographer. He’s also a haunted man, driven to risk his life for his art – to capture the raw tragedy of the wild, the beauty of nature’s violence.
After a near fatal encounter with a polar bear, he lies in a coma. There he must relive a central childhood memory: a meeting with ancient and terrible forces which revealed to him the mystery at the heart of nature. And he realizes that if he awakes, he must confront the darkness of his past and wage a war, not only for his own soul, but for the soul of the planet and every animal that breathes upon it.
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### Recensione
‘A gripping book that weaves a compulsive spell… vintage Barker’
The Times
‘Barker’s unique brand of eco-mysticism weaves as potent a spell as ever’
Maxim
‘The premier metaphysicist of contemporary fiction. Breathtaking.’
Locus
### Sinossi
A famous photographer lying in a coma holds the key to the salvation of the world. But first he must travel back into the traumatic events of his childhood.
Will Rabjohns has everything. He’s handsome, he’s rich, and he’s revered as the world’s greatest wildlife photographer. He’s also a haunted man, driven to risk his life for his art – to capture the raw tragedy of the wild, the beauty of nature’s violence.
After a near fatal encounter with a polar bear, he lies in a coma. There he must relive a central childhood memory: a meeting with ancient and terrible forces which revealed to him the mystery at the heart of nature. And he realizes that if he awakes, he must confront the darkness of his past and wage a war, not only for his own soul, but for the soul of the planet and every animal that breathes upon it.

S Q L: The Ultimate Guide From Beginner to Expert – Learn and Master SQL in No Time!

Become An SQL Expert In Few Easy Steps Get Your Copy of This Revised Edition Right Away! Learn the most useful tips by following this easy handbook! Are you looking for more ways on how to improve your SQL skill? Do you want to see your database in an organised fashion? Well if you answered “yes”, then read on! Structured Query Language or SQL is famously used to interact with database. You may be working at a hotel, bank, government, or any industry, SQL is certainly a necessity to run your daily operations! SQL: The Ultimate Guide From Beginner To Expert – Learn And Master SQL In No Time is a book that will introduce you to a computer language that has helped so many business owners and information technologists with daily reports and database management without the fear of crashing. Here’s what you’ll find inside: The Fundamentals of SQL The Syntax of SQL Data Types in SQL The Basics of Functions in SQL A Guide to Scalar Functions Creating a Table in SQL Recommendations If you think it’s that complicated, well it isn’t! Peter Adams, the author of this book made this especially easy-to-read for both beginners and soon to be experts! Not to mention the Special Chapter called “Recommendations” where you can find great and valuable Products! Just hop in on Chapter 7 to find out! This will be an exciting journey for both business owners and individuals who are seeking for a high paying job! Yes! We said it! Developing your SQL skill can help you earn good money! So what are you waiting for?! BUY your own copy TODAY and have fun with it! Good Luck!

Ruthless.com

When American businessman Roger Gordian refuses to put his sophisticated encryption program on the market, he finds his company the object of a corporate takeover–and to say it’s hostile doesn’t even come close. Only Gordian stands between the nation’s military software and political extremists who want to put the leadership of the free world out of business–for good.

The Rust Programming Language

The Rust Programming Language is the official book on Rust, an open-source, community-developed systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. This is the undisputed go-to guide to Rust, written by two members of the Rust core team, with feedback and contributions from 42 members of the community. The book assumes that you’ve written code in another programming language but makes no assumptions about which one, meaning the material is accessible and useful to developers from a wide variety of programming backgrounds.
Known by the Rust community as “The Book,” The Rust Programming Language includes concept chapters, where you’ll learn about a particular aspect of Rust, and project chapters, where you’ll apply what you’ve learned so far to build small programs.
The Book opens with a quick hands-on project to introduce the basics then explores key concepts in depth, such as ownership, the type system, error handling, and fearless concurrency. Next come detailed explanations of Rust-oriented perspectives on topics like pattern matching, iterators, and smart pointers, with concrete examples and exercises–taking you from theory to practice.
The Rust Programming Language will show you how to:
Grasp important concepts unique to Rust like ownership, borrowing, and lifetimes
Use Cargo, Rust’s built-in package manager, to build and maintain your code, including downloading and building dependencies
Effectively use Rust’s zero-cost abstractions and employ your own
You’ll learn to develop reliable code that’s speed and memory efficient, while avoiding the infamous and arcane programming pitfalls common at the systems level. When you need to dive down into lower-level control, this guide will show you how without taking on the customary risk of crashes or security holes and without requiring you to learn the fine points of a fickle toolchain.
You’ll also learn how to create command line programs, build single- and multithreaded web servers, and much more.
The Rust Programming Language fully embraces Rust’s potential to empower its users. This friendly and approachable guide will help you build not only your knowledge of Rust but also your ability to program with confidence in a wider variety of domains.

A Russian Doll Other Stories

Character sketches and timeless snapshots of the eccentric denizens of the American city that perfectly capture Eisner’s genius and powers of observation.

A Russian Doll and Other Stories is the ninth collection of short fiction by one of this century’s premier Argentinian writers who, with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges, helped change the world’s perception of Latin American literature. Bioy Casares’s narratives are elegant and urbane, his style precise and streamlined, as he paces his characters through seriocomic traps of fate––ensnared by love, impelled by lust, ambition, or plain greed, even metamorphosed by pharmaceuticals. These are not stories in a psychological mode but like the image of the Russian doll of the title piece are carefully wrought congeries of intractable selves within selves.

(source: Bol.com)

Running With The Demon

***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD*** THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES ‘Terry’s place is at the head of the fantasy world’ Philip Pullman It is the beginning of the hottest July in decades, and two men have come to Hopewell, Illinois. One is not human, a dark servant of the Void, who will use the anger and frustration of the community to achieve a terrible secret goal. The other is John Ross, a Knight of the Word. While he sleeps, he lives in the hell the world will become if he fails to change its course on waking. John Ross has been given the ability to see the future. But does he have the power to change it? At stake is the soul of a fourteen-year-old girl and the lives of the people of Hopewell. And that’s just the beginning. This Fourth of July, while friends and families picnic in Sinnissippi Park and fireworks explode in celebration of freedom and independence, the fate of Humanity itself will be decided . . . Praise for Terry Brooks: ‘A master of the craft . . . required reading’ Brent Weeks ‘I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and re-read) over the years’ Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind ‘I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara’ Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man ‘If you haven’t read Terry Brooks, you haven’t read fantasy’ Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon The Word and the Void: RUNNING WITH THE DEMON A KNIGHT OF THE WORD ANGEL FIRE EAST
**Recensie(s)**

– Publisher’s Weekly * ‘as readable as it is thoroughly enjoyable.’ * Paul Hughes * ‘His fans should embrace it as eagerly as they have THE SWORD OF SHANNARA’ * John Ross, the tortured, conflicted A Knight of the Word from Terry Brooks’s Running with the Demon, finally gets a good night’s sleep in the sequel. He buys this moment’s peace at the cost of his sacred oath to be a champion of the Word, renouncing that * The story winds lazily through sleepy, wet Seattle like a tour bus, steadily building. Everything eventually converges on the homeless shelter where John works with his new sweetheart Stefanie Winslow for uber-activist Simon Lawrence, a man his dreams tel * By far the best of Terry Brook s’ many wonderful novels: darker, starker, classically written. * John Saul * Terry’s place is at the head of the fantasy world — Philip Pullman If you haven’t read Terry Brooks, you haven’t read fantasy — Christopher Paolini, author of ERAGON I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara — Peter V. Brett, author of THE PAINTED MAN I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and re-read) over the years — Patrick Rothfuss, author of THE NAME OF THE WIND
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Running with the Bulls

A chance encounter in Spain in 1959 brought young Irish reporter Valerie Danby-Smith face to face with Ernest Hemingway. The interview was awkward and brief, but before it ended something had clicked into place. For the next two years, Valerie devoted her life to Hemingway and his wife, Mary, traveling with them through beloved old haunts in Spain and France and living with them during the tumultuous final months in Cuba. In name a personal secretary, but in reality a confidante and sharer of the great man’s secrets and sorrows, Valerie literally came of age in the company of one of the greatest literary lions of the twentieth century.
Five years after his death, Valerie became a Hemingway herself when she married the writer’s estranged son Gregory. Now, at last, she tells the story of the incredible years she spent with this extravagantly talented and tragically doomed family.
In prose of brilliant clarity and stinging candor, Valerie evokes the magic and the pathos of Papa Hemingway’s last years. Swept up in the wild revelry that always exploded around Hemingway, Valerie found herself dancing in the streets of Pamplona, cheering bullfighters at Valencia, careening around hairpin turns in Provence, and savoring the panorama of Paris from her attic room in the Ritz. But it was only when Hemingway threatened to commit suicide if she left that she realized how troubled the aging writer was–and how dependent he had become on her.
In Cuba, Valerie spent idyllic days and nights typing the final draft of *A Moveable Feast*,* *even as Castro’s revolution closed in. After Hemingway shot himself, Valerie returned to Cuba with his widow, Mary, to sort through thousands of manuscript pages and smuggle out priceless works of art. It was at Ernest’s funeral that Valerie, then a researcher for *Newsweek*, met Hemingway’s son Gregory–and again a chance encounter drastically altered the course of her life. Their twenty-one-year marriage finally unraveled as Valerie helplessly watched her husband succumb to the demons that had plagued him since childhood.
From lunches with Orson Welles to midnight serenades by mysterious troubadours, from a rooftop encounter with Castro to numbing hospital vigils, Valerie Hemingway played an intimate, indispensable role in the lives of two generations of Hemingways. This memoir, by turns luminous, enthralling, and devastating, is the account of what she enjoyed, and what she endured, during her astonishing years of living as a Hemingway.
*From the Hardcover edition.*

Running of the Bulls

TWELVE PEOPLE TARGETED FOR DEATH… Five years ago, each person sold out to the SEC and took the stand against Maxmilian Wolfhagen, the infamous arbitrageur who robbed the world of billions and brought about the collapse of the stock market. Now, with Wolfhagen out of prison, one by one, each is dying a grisly death. TWO ASSASSINS WITH ONLY 48 HOURS TO CUT A SWATH OF MURDER AND REVENGE THROUGH NEW YORK… With the time restrains so tight, the challenges are massive–but so are their ruthless skills. MARTY SPELLMAN IS ON THE CASE… Hired by the writer Maggie Cain to investigate Wolfhagen for a biography she’s writing about him, private investigator Marty Spellman soon learns that all isn’t what it seems as the twists pile up along with sheer number of the dead. His life is put on the line. His family is threatened. No one is who they appear to be. Who can he trust as the bulls of Wall Street start to run as the two assassins fully ignite their killing spree?

The Running Man

A desperate man attempts to win a reality TV game where the only objective is to stay alive in this #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman.“Tomorrow at noon, the hunt begins. Remember his face!” Ben Richards is a desperate man. With no job, no money, no way out, and a young daughter in need of proper medical attention, he must turn to the only possibility of striking it rich in this near-future dystopian America: participating in the ultraviolent TV programming of the government-sanctioned Games Network. Ben soon finds himself selected as a contestant on the biggest and the best that the Games Network has to offer: The Running Man, a no-holds-barred thirty-day struggle to stay alive as public enemy number one, relentlessly hunted by an elite strike force bent on killing him as quickly as possible in front of an audience all too eager to see that happen. It means a billion dollars in prize money if he can live for the next month. No one has ever survived longer than eight days. But desperation can push a person do things they never thought possible—and Ben Richards is willing to go the distance in this ultimate game of life and death…. “Under any name King mesmerizes the reader.” —Chicago Sun-Times “No one does psychological terror better!” —Kirkus Reviews “One of America’s top storytellers.” —Toronto Star

The Runner

Drake Sharazi, disgraced former captain of the Royal Guard, has spent the past seven years chasing fugitives as a hawker. He has never failed to complete an assignment, and this new runner will not be an exception.
But being able to do a thing does not mean you should. Now he is forced to question the world around him as never before.
Enjoy this action-packed adventure that prequels the new The Vale series.

Runaways

In the future, computers rule the world. Net Force was formed to protect us from any and all criminal activity on-line. But there is a group of teenage whiz kids who sometimes know more about computers than their adult superiors. They are the Net Force Explorers. They go where no one else can go. And they fight crime like no one else in the worldhellip;After her equestrian teammate, Burt, disappears, Net Force Explorer Megan Ors”Malley finds him at a combined online-offline refuge for runaways. But Burtrs”s next disappearance may be his last. Short of cash, he takes a job at a mysterious courier business -a service, Megan discovers all too late, from which many runaways are sent out, but few ever returnhellip;

Runaway

Tui T. Sutherland, author of the bestselling Wings of Fire series, soars further into the world of Pyrrhia’s dragons than ever before. In these brand-new short stories, fans will meet old friends and new ones, uncover shocking secrets, and learn more about the terrible challenges that will test all dragonkind…
Each story is available exclusively in e-book and is the perfect read for Wings of Fire fans who just can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Thousands of years before the dragonets of destiny were hatched, another destiny began…
Foeslayer the NightWing and Prince Arctic of the IceWings are legendary. According to the myths, before they became the parents of Pyrrhia’s most infamous dragon, Darkstalker, Foeslayer and the NightWings kidnapped an IceWing prince. The act set off a bitter rivalry between the tribes that lasted thousands of years.
But it all started so simply: Foeslayer and Arctic fell in love. They just wanted to be together; instead, a runaway dragon becomes a fugitive — and changed Pyrrhia forever.
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