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Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
**In Agatha Christie’s gripping international thriller *Destination Unknown*, a woman at the end of her rope chooses a more exciting way to die when she embarks upon an almost certain suicide mission to find a missing scientist.**
When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. And the one woman who appears to hold the key to the mystery is dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash.
Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die. . . .

Destination Prague

It is believed that there are magnetic energies whose lines intersect in Prague at several spots. Astronomical, astrological, numerological, and magnetic forces have all played a role in building the city—but how will they influence its future? This is the city rich in history, and full of potential—how will it adapt over the centuries to come? Will it have a glamorous rebirth or wallow in a dystopic nightmare? And what will be the role of the old superstitions in the new world? For the Doctor and his companions, the answers to these questions are only just the start of further mysteries.
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Desperate Fire

**In the fourth and final book in speculative-fiction master Christopher G. Nuttall’s Angel in the Whirlwind series, an epic battle pits the survival of hope against the locus of destruction.**
As the Commonwealth produces more starships and increases recruits, victory begins to slip from Theocratic control. This can only make the Theocracy more desperate to win…and more dangerous to fight.
After a mission to liberate an occupied planet ends in nuclear devastation, Kat Falcone—now a commodore in command of HMS Queen Elizabeth—sees firsthand just how far the enemy will go. Suddenly dealing with the war effort and a humanitarian crisis, many in the Commonwealth want a truce. Kat wants something else: to crush the Theocracy outright—and quickly.
Kat devises Operation Hammer, an all-out assault on the enemy home planet, Ahura Mazda. It is a bold and risky plan, but the enemy has revealed there can be no middle ground. Can Kat break the galactic stalemate and deal a death blow to the Theocracy? As two empires prepare to fight the largest space battle in history, Kat must trust her instincts to save her people and avoid oblivion.
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Design Sprint

In the world of digital products, the future is difficult to predict and success requires reducing the risk of failure. The book codifies and captures a common language and process for design sprints, making them accessible to anyone, and enabling businesses and teams to build products that are successful.The design sprint is the first and often the most significant phase of a design thinking process. It gets the entire product design and development team on the same page, reduces the risk of downstream mistakes, and helps validate customer and user interest in a proposed product idea. Written in a collegial, down-to-earth style with a pragmatic bend, this is the first book that specifically focuses on the design sprint methodology.
* Get an eye-opening approach to the product design process that results in better, faster outcomes
* Learn the design sprint process from start to finish, including essential tools, tips, and best practices
* Explore interviews and cases on design sprints from professionals across the design industry

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Design By Nature

The first design book that translates elements of nature–including flora, water, and wood–into elements of decor for beautiful, lived-in, bohemian interiors, from acclaimed designer and tastemaker Erica Tanov.

Inspired by nature’s colors, textures, and patterns, design icon Erica Tanov uses her passion for textiles to create beautiful, timeless interiors that connect us to the natural world. Now, in her first book, Design by Nature, Tanov teaches you how to train your eye to the beauty of the natural world, and then bring the outdoors in—incorporating patterns and motifs from nature, as well as actual organic elements, into simple ideas for everyday decorating and design.

Design by Nature contains new and imaginative decorating ideas for an organic and bohemian style that mixes and layers rugs, pillows, throws, and drapery, and incorporates unique patterns and fabrics such as shibori, ikat, and jamdani, all stunningly photographed by renowned photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo.

With topics ranging from embracing imperfection in your home, to seeking out flea markets, to displaying your collections, Design by Nature takes an enduring and intuitive approach to design that transcends fleeting trends and encourages you to find your own personal style, source of creativity, and connection to the natural world. You don’t need to travel to distant locales to find beauty; it’s all around us, from the crackle of fallen leaves to the jagged bark of a tree.

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Desert of Destiny

*This is an alternate cover edition for [B01M30OARD](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32799673-desert-of-destiny) *
The answers dwell beneath…
The capital has been taken and the streets run crimson with the blood of the innocent. The only hope to end the butchery lies in finding the Fist, a duty which rests heavily on Priya’s delicate shoulders. A responsibility that she believes will be shared by her allies, until the moment the illusion is shattered…
Suddenly Priya is on the run. With the shadow of betrayal over her heart, Priya must step onto a perilous road. One that will test her limits, and throw her into the path of a danger from which there may be no return. As alliances are tested and secrets are revealed, Priya must decide whether the bonds of blood will serve to define her, or whether her destiny can be hers to forge alone.
To save the Isle, Priya must first save herself…

The Descent

We are not alone. Some call them devils or demons. But they are real. They are down there. And they are waiting for us to find them.

In a cave in the Himalayas, a guide discovers a self-mutilated body with a warning: Satan exists. In the Kalahari Desert, a nun unearths evidence of a proto-human species and a deity called Older-than-Old. In Bosnia, something has been feeding upon the dead in a mass grave. So begins mankind’s most shocking realization: the underworld is a vast geological labyrinth populated by another race of beings.

With all of Hell’s precious resources and territories to be won, a global race ensues. Nations, armies, religions, and industries rush to colonize and exploit the subterranean frontier. A scientific expedition is launched westward to explore beneath the Pacific Ocean floor, both to catalog the riches there and to learn how life could develop in the sunless abyss. But in the dark underground, as humanity falls away from them, the scientists and mercenaries find themselves prey not only to the savage creatures, but also to their own treachery, mutiny, and greed. One thing is certain: Miles inside the earth, evil is very much alive.

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The Depths of War

Epic Space Opera on a massive scale.
Sarah Dayson has done everything she can just to keep herself and her crews alive. The Seventh Fleet is battered, down in numbers, and longing for a chance to come out on top for a change. Sarah, in alliance with the adepts of Refuge, thinks she finally has answers that will give her the upper hand against the enemies that threaten everything she cares about.
The adepts, able to function as one mind through the nexus of power that is Emille Sur’batti, can bring almost unthinkable power to the battles that wrack the galaxy. Sarah needs to build up a defense for Refuge, both to protect her people and the natives from attack by the Hive now that the Hive have a general idea where she’s located. She needs ships and crews, so she heads back to the galaxy for both.
As usual, that doesn’t turn out as expected when she finds yet another enemy on the field of battle.
Author Note: This is a serial set of novels. I recommend reading them in order as each builds on those that came before.

Depraved

Welcome to Hopkins Bend, the remote little Tennessee town where the backwoods inhabitants are cannibals and the local law operates a sex-trafficking ring. Unlucky travelers are frequently ensnared in the town’s sinister web. Some are held captive and tortured while others face even more gruesome fates. And beneath it all is the town’s darkest secret, the curse of the depraved and mutated Kincher clan.

Demons Don’t Dream

Beloved by millions of readers around the world, Piers Anthony’s Xanth novels are among the most popular fantasy adventures ever published. *Demons Don’t Dream *begins a thrilling new Xanth sequence, as a pair of young adventurers play for the highest stakes of all: the future of Xanth–and of Earth as well!
Drawn into Xanth by a harmless-looking computer game, two young people find themselves competing for a precious prize: Dug, who is beguiled by a beautiful serpent-princess, and Kim, who discovers her favorite fantasy realm has suddenly become frighteningly real.
In a desperate race against time, Dug and Kim battle their way across the wondrous, perilous land of Xanth, testing their courage against dozens of fearsome obstacles (and their wits against a host of outrageous puns!) But when treachery, danger, and deceit place Xanth itself in peril, Dug and Kim learn that some things are more important than winning or losing.
A breathtaking, madcap quest filled with fearsome monsters and far-fetched fun, *Demons Don’t Dream *is vintage Xanth, an unforgettable escapade from fantasy’s most imaginative storyteller.

Demon’s Kiss

Dark rituals. Power hungry demon-bloods. A witch barely holding it together.
​Someone is killing the Hollows in New Orleans. After freeing the city from the yoke of Remy, the immortal, Madison and her coven start building a new social system based on freedom and democracy. But years of relying on the protection offered by a dictator has made the witches soft. Now their sacred spaces are under attack, and dangerous entities are slipping into the city.
As Madison investigates further, she finds a group of imps responsible for the draining and destruction of a Hollow, and foils their plans to continue pillaging. But this is only the beginning. When a group of demon-bloods spill into town, hell-bent on taking what they want and answering to no-one, the witches of New Orleans have to scramble just to react. Throw a tall, abrasive, new distraction hiding a dark secret into the mix, and this witch has her hands full.
Every decision Madison makes could lead to catastrophe, and with so many lives hanging in the balance, she can’t afford to make any mistakes. But without Jean Luc and Eliza by her side, she just might.
Inspired by fantastic authors such as Karen Marie Morning, Richelle Mead, and Shannon Mayer, Magick Reborn is the first book in Katerina’s brand new Blood and Magick series of urban fantasy novels. Like deep mysteries, plenty of steam in your romance, and watching your heroine become a badass? This is the book for you!
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Demon’s King

“Reah, we have good information on Zellar.” That had me jerking my head up to stare at Lendill. Zellar. Just the sound of that name had every member of the ASD seething. Zellar—the rogue warlock who left drained planet cores in his wake. For years, he only worked on worlds outside the Alliance—the ASD had gotten too close to him on too many occasions. Burned him a few times—Ry had almost gotten him once, but Zellar had used the very last of a planet’s power and escaped. Ry always insisted that he’d wounded Zellar, though. I thought he could be right—we hadn’t heard anything from the murdering bastard in two years.
While battling personal grief, Reah is sent after Zellar, who has become one of the worst enemies the Alliance has ever faced. While determined to take down the rogue warlock, Reah learns that Zellar has trained other rogues to follow in his footsteps. Forced to work with the unlikeliest of allies, she pursues Zellar’s trained rogues in and outside the Alliance.
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“Reah, we have good information on Zellar.” That had me jerking my head up to stare at Lendill. Zellar. Just the sound of that name had every member of the ASD seething. Zellar—the rogue warlock who left drained planet cores in his wake. For years, he only worked on worlds outside the Alliance—the ASD had gotten too close to him on too many occasions. Burned him a few times—Ry had almost gotten him once, but Zellar had used the very last of a planet’s power and escaped. Ry always insisted that he’d wounded Zellar, though. I thought he could be right—we hadn’t heard anything from the murdering bastard in two years.
While battling personal grief, Reah is sent after Zellar, who has become one of the worst enemies the Alliance has ever faced. While determined to take down the rogue warlock, Reah learns that Zellar has trained other rogues to follow in his footsteps. Forced to work with the unlikeliest of allies, she pursues Zellar’s trained rogues in and outside the Alliance.
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Connie Suttle lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three cats.

Demon Tempted

Eva Jackson has had more than her share of lifetimes to play games with other people’s emotions. Now, demoted and devoid of her powers, she’s left with the feeling that there’s something more she’s missing.

Temptation was the one thing that always stood in the way.

Clay Quinones, her demon lover of old, is determined that Eva will walk the straight and narrow and learn the error of her ways. When danger looms, is it too late for these two star-crossed lovers to love one another again? Or will Eva’s past make it hard for a demon to be redeemed?

Be Warned: anal sex, m/m interaction

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Demon Song

In a world where bloodthirsty vampires roam the night and street corner psychics have real powers, bodyguard Celia Graves always thought she was an ordinary human—but that was never true. By ancestry, she’s half-Siren. A vicious vampire attack has turned her into a creature who finds sunlight painful and must take all her food in liquid form—but who still possesses a human heart, mind, and soul.

Her bodyguard business is booming: who wouldn’t want to be protected by a sexy woman who is half-vampire, half-Siren princess, and a crack shot? Unfortunately, it looks like Celia may have little time to enjoy her newfound fame . . .

A rift is opening between the demonic dimension and our own, threatening to set hell’s denizens free (including the demon personally bent on destroying Celia). Celia’s recent troubles may have given her the unique combination of abilities needed to close the rift. But to overcome a death curse which nearly guarantees her failure, she’ll need to join forces with people she no longer trusts . . . and put people she cares about directly in harm’s way.
Kirkus Reviews calls Cat Adam’s Demon Song ”A warmly involving, action-packed yarn” and Publishers Weekly says the Blood Singer series ”just keeps getting better”!

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Demon Lost

“Reah, this is Commander Aris.” Bel moved aside once we were inside the spacious office, and I received my first look at the outpost Commander. He stared at me for moments as I stood before him. I was so frightened, I was afraid I’d burst into tears. Aris was a lion of a man with thick, shoulder-length dark-gold hair, swept back from his forehead. He didn’t stand as his rank dictated, otherwise I think he would have dwarfed Bel, whom I thought was quite tall. The Commander’s shoulders were broader, too and I imagined that he’d gained his rank by working for it.
“Reah, how did those two miscreants bring you here when you were underage?” Commander Aris asked me after moments of silence. He sounded as if he’d just gotten his voice back.
“They found me and told me I should come with them,” I hung my head. I nearly jumped when I imagined that I heard a voice inside my head. I’m sure it was my fear – giving me hallucinations when there was nothing there. , the voice said. I drew a shaky breath and managed to put it out of my mind. The voice didn’t come again.
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The High Demon race is dying, and nothing short of a miracle will save it. Kifirin has promised to provide that miracle, in any way he can.
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Reah has worked in the kitchens of her family’s restaurants since the age of eight. The only daughter among Addah Desh’s 27 children from eight wives, Reah has been ignored, belittled and abused all her life. When the conscription notice comes from the Regular Alliance Army, Reah is more than happy to report for duty in order to escape her family. Unfortunately, her liberation is short-lived….

Demon Lord of Karanda

SUMMARY: In this third book of “The Malloreon”, the company now knows that Garion’s baby son has been kidnapped by Zandramas and is to be used in a ritual which will make the Dark Destiny supreme. The group, however, has been detained by Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea, and taken to Mal Zeth.