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Conviction

Several disastrous missions have depleted the ranks of the Splinter Cells. Third Echelon is training new recruits when a stunning piece of evidence is uncovered. Evidence that points to the mole who sold out his government…Sam Fisher, Splinter Cell(r) operative.

Convergence

King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed by martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of a man, devoid of purpose and will.
Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.
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Context

Nulapeiron: a world isolated for twelve centuries. Its billions of inhabitants occupy subterranean strata, ruled by a logosophically-trained aristocracy of Lords and Ladies whose power base is upheld by Oracles. But revolution has touched all of its many cultures – failing in its intent, yet changing everything.
Now Lord Tom Corcorigan – the commoner-turned-noble who renounced his power, the poet, logosopher and holder of the key to understanding the myriad wonders of mu-space, the legendary one-armed warrior, former revolutionary and would-be peacemaker – lies fatally wounded. His survival is dependent on his meeting with a mysterious Seer whose spacetime-warping talents transcend the merely Oracular. It is a confrontation that will result in bitter tragedy and loss – can the woman he loves be truly dead, or can quantum mysteries lie beyond the grave?
Turning his back on a society sliding once more into anarchy and chaos, a disillusioned and despairing Tom wanders this strange, stratified world in search of meaning, love and his own salvation. But it seems Nulapeiron is threatened by a vast, insidious and terrifying enemy whose origins may lie beyond their world, beyond their understanding. And now is the time for legends to be reborn…

Considering Kate

SUMMARY: Kate Stanislaski Kimball came home to begin a new life. The only thing more perfect than the beautiful, dilapidated building she’d bought for her new dance school is Brody O’Connell, the frustrating and fascinating contractor she’s hired for the renovation. Brody knows Kate is the daughter of Natasha Stanislaski: pampered, perfect, and not at all the right woman for him. But he longs to make her his.

Consider the Lobster

Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike’s deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain’s 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World’s Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
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Consider Phlebas

Consider Phlebas (Culture Series #1) by Iain M. Banks
“Dazzlingly original.” — Daily Mail
“Gripping, touching and funny.” — TLS
The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender.
Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction.

Conservatives Without Conscience

Conservatives Without Conscience by John W. Dean
**On the heels of his national bestseller *Worse Than Watergate*, John Dean takes a critical look at the current conservative movement**
In *Conservatives Without Conscience*, John Dean places the conservative movement’s inner circle of leaders in the Republican Party under scrutiny. Dean finds their policies and mind- set to be fundamentally authoritarian, and as such, a danger to democracy. By examining the legacies of such old-line conservatives as J. Edgar Hoover, Spiro Agnew, and Phyllis Schlafly and of such current figures as Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and leaders of the Religious Right, Dean presents an alarming record of abuses of power. His trenchant analysis of how conservatism has lost its bearings serves as a chilling warning and a stirring inspiration to safeguard constitutional principles.

Consent to kill: a thriller

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Fearless counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp finds himself directly in the line of fire in the latest riveting political thriller from *New York Times* bestselling author Vince Flynn. For years, Mitch Rapp’s bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America’s allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come. Now, the powerful father of a dead terrorist demands vengeance in its simplest form — an eye for an eye, and Rapp instantly becomes the target of an international conspiracy. This time, he must use all of his vigilance and determination to save himself before he can turn his fury on those who have dared to betray him. *Consent to Kill* takes listeners behind the headlines and catapults them to the front lines of the global war on terror. It sizzles “with inside information, military muscle, and CIA secrets” (Dan Brown). Vince Flynn mixes military technology with his exclusive knowledge of Washington politics to create a hero that Americans will wish existed outside the realm of fiction.

Connecting Arduino to the Web: Front End Development Using JavaScript

Create physical interfaces that interact with the Internet and web pages. With Arduino and JavaScript you can create interactive physical displays and connected devices that send data to or receive data from the web. You’ll take advantage of the processes needed to set up electronic components, collect data, and create web pages able to interact with electronic components.
Through exercises, projects, and explanations, this book will give you the core front end web development and electronics skills needed to create connected physical interfaces and build compelling visualizations with a range of JavaScript libraries.
By the end of the book you will have developed fully working interactive prototypes capable of sending data to and receiving data from a physical interface. Most importantly, *Connecting Arduino to the Web* will give you a taste of what is possible and the knowledge to create your own connected physical interfaces and bring the web into your electronics projects.**
****What You’ll Learn**
Build an Internet of Things dashboard that updates with electronics attached to an Arduino
Use components to interact with online 3D displaysCreate web pages with HTML and CSSSet up a Node.js serverUse WebSockets to process live dataInteract with scalable vector graphics (SVG)**
****Who This Book Is For**
Technologists, developers, and enthusiasts looking to extend their skills, be able to develop physical prototypes with connected devices, and with an interest in getting started with IoT. Also, those excited by the possibilities of connecting the physical and the web.

Congo

SUMMARY: Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies — all motionless except for one moving image — a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur. In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 “signs,” the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to fingerpaint. But recently, her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition — along with Amy — is sent into the Congo where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death . . .

The confusion

SUMMARY: In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves — including one Jack Shaftoe, a.k.a. King of the Vagabonds, a.k.a. Half-Cocked Jack, lately and miraculously cured of the pox — devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues, rife with battles, chases, hairbreadth escapes, swashbuckling, bloodletting, and danger — a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver … nay, gold … nay, legendary gold that will place the intrepid band at odds with the mighty and the mad, with alchemists, Jesuits, great navies, pirate queens, and vengeful despots across vast oceans and around the globe. Meanwhile, back in Europe … The exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, master of markets, pawn and confidante of enemy kings, onetime Turkish harem virgin, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France’s most dashing privateer. Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head (or both), she is caught up in a web of international intrigue, even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possession — her child. While … Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rivalry intensifies, stubborn alchemy does battle with the natural sciences, nobles are beheaded, dastardly plots are set in motion, coins are newly minted (or not) in enemy strongholds, father and sons reunite in faraway lands, priests rise from the dead … and Daniel Waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the madness into which his world has descended.

The Confusion of Languages

**“A gripping, cleverly plotted novel with surprising bite.”—Phil Klay**
**“Mesmerizing and devastating….Two military wives must explore a modern-day, cultural labyrinth in this insatiable read.”—Sarah McCoy***
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**A searing debut novel from the award-winning author of *You Know When the Men are Gone*, about jealousy, the unpredictable path of friendship, and the secrets kept in marriage, all set within the U.S. expat community of the Middle East during the rise of the Arab Spring.**
Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret’s toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie’s boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn’t Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret’s apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend’s whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret’s disappearance.

With achingly honest prose and riveting characters, *The Confusion of Languages* plunges readers into a shattering collision between two women and two worlds, affirming Siobhan Fallon as a powerful voice in American fiction and a storyteller not to be missed.
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“Explores friendships, parenting, and the civilian/military divide. . . . The more we can shrink the yawning chasm between families’ experiences, the better for us all.” **—*The Washington Post***
“An incisive examination of friendship and betrayal and a skillful mingling of cultural and domestic themes.”**—*Booklist* (starred review)**
“A gripping, cleverly plotted novel with surprising bite.”—**Phil Klay, author of *Redeployment*
**“Mesmerizing and devastating. . . Two military wives must explore a modern-day, cultural labyrinth. An insatiable read that will leave you breathless.”**—Sarah McCoy, author of *The Mapmaker’s Children
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“Fallon’s fast-paced, compelling story doesn’t sacrifice nuance or sensitivity . . . Piercing and precise.” ***—Florida Times-Union***
“[T]hese women…are honest and well-formed characters . . . Page-turning and rich in detail, this is a solid, insightful debut.”**—*Kirkus Reviews*
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“Cerebral but still taut with suspense . . . this novel’s sophisticated pacing and emotional core set it apart from the pack.”**—*ShelfAwareness***
“Touching. . . . A moving work about desire and the dislo­cation one might experience in a foreign land.”* **—BookPage***
“Fallon’s novel has the irresistible force of a whirlpool.”**—David Abrams, author of *Fobbit***
“Gripping.”**—*Southern Living***
“Exquisite.”**—*Bustle*
***“*This gripping personal tale of a friendship gone wrong brings our larger political blunders, blindness, and naiveté in the Middle East to light**.”—Laura Harrington, author of *Alice Bliss*
**“The world of military families may be unfamiliar to civilians, but Fallon writes about it brilliantly, charting its strict hierarchies, emotional complexities, and fierce loyalties with the intelligence and deep compassion they deserve.” **—Roxana Robinson, author of *Sparta*** 
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**”Both a page-turning mystery and a riveting character study in the vein of Henry James or Patricia Highsmith. Tense, intriguing, smart, witty, set in an exotic locale, and full of barbed insights into the nature of friendship and marriage. ”**—Andria Williams, author of *The Longest Night*
**”Fallon’s ability to see into the living rooms, kitchens, and bars of Americans buffeted by their country’s wars makes her one of the most important observers of the American present.”**—Matti Friedman, author of *Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story*
**“Evocative of the film *Babel*, *The Confusion of Languages *is layered, rich with meaning, and compelling right up to a final sentence so right and perfect that it resonates long after closing the book.”**—Elizabeth Marro, author of *Casualties
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“Fallon writes with authority and grace, and her characters are so compelling and complex.”**—Emily Jeanne Miller, author of *The News from the End of the World***
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**“A gripping, cleverly plotted novel with surprising bite.”—Phil Klay**
**“Mesmerizing and devastating….Two military wives must explore a modern-day, cultural labyrinth in this insatiable read.”—Sarah McCoy***
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**A searing debut novel from the award-winning author of *You Know When the Men are Gone*, about jealousy, the unpredictable path of friendship, and the secrets kept in marriage, all set within the U.S. expat community of the Middle East during the rise of the Arab Spring.**
Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret’s toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie’s boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn’t Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret’s apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend’s whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret’s disappearance.

With achingly honest prose and riveting characters, *The Confusion of Languages* plunges readers into a shattering collision between two women and two worlds, affirming Siobhan Fallon as a powerful voice in American fiction and a storyteller not to be missed.

Conform: Exposing the Truth About Schools

# 1* *bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck considers the hot-button issue of education in the US, exposing the weaknesses of the Common Core school curriculum and examining why liberal solutions fail.
Public education is never mentioned in the constitution. Why? Because our founders knew that it was an issue for state and local governments—not the federal one.
It’s not a coincidence that the more the federal government has inserted itself into public education over the years, the worse our kids have fared. Washington dangles millions of dollars in front of states and then tells them what they have to do to get it. It’s backdoor nationalization of education—and it’s leading us to ruin.
In *Conform*, Glenn Beck presents a well-reasoned, fact-based analysis that proves it’s not more money our schools need—it’s a complete refocusing of their priorities and a total restructuring of their relationship with the federal government. In the process, he dismantles many of the common myths and talking points that are often heard by those who want to protect the status quo.
Critics of the current system are just **“teacher bashers”**…Teachers’ unions put **kids first**…Homeschooled kids **suffer** both **academically** and **socially**…**“local control” **is an excuse to protect **mediocrity**…**Common** **Core** is **“rigorous”** and **“state led”**…Critics of Common Core are just **conspiracy theorists**…Elementary school teachers need **tenure**…We **can’t reform** schools until we **eradicate poverty**…**school choice** takes money away from **public schools**…**Charter schools** perform poorly relative to public schools.
There is no issue more important to America’s future than education. The fact that we’ve yielded control over it to powerful unions and ideologically driven elitists is inexcusable. We are failing ourselves, our children, and our country. *Conform *gives parents the facts they need to take back the debate and help usher in a new era of education built around the commonsense principles of choice, freedom, and accountability.

Confessor

SUMMARY: Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves…and has lost.  Join Richard and Kahlan in the concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys ever written. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, the rule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history. When next the sun rises, the world will be forever changed.

Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst: A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market

EDITORIAL REVIEW: * Here is the true story of a top Wall Street player’s transformation from a straight-arrow believer to a jaded cynic, who reveals how Wall Street’s insider game is really played.* Dan Reingold was a top Wall Street analyst for fourteen years and Salomon Smith Barney analyst Jack Grubman’s chief competitor in the red-hot sector of telecom. Reingold was part of the “Street” and believed in it. But in this action-packed, highly personal memoir written with accomplished *Fast Company* senior writer Jennifer Reingold the author describes how his enthusiasm gave way to disgust as he learned how deeply corrupted Wall Street and much of corporate America had become during the roaring stock market bubble of the 1990s. *Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst* provides a front-row seat at one of the most dramatic — and ultimately tragic — periods in financial history. Reingold recounts his introduction to the world of Wall Street leaks and secret deal-making; his experiences with corporate fraud; and Wall Street’s alarming penchant for lavish spending and multimillion-dollar pay packages. Reingold spars with arch rival Grubman; fends off intense pressures from Wall Street bankers and corporate CEOs; and is wooed by Morgan Stanley’s CEO, John Mack, and CSFB’s über-banker Frank Quattrone. Reingold describes instances in which confidential deals are whispered days before their official announcement. He recalls the moment he learns that Bernie Ebbers’s WorldCom was massively cooking its books. And he is shocked to have been an unwitting catalyst for a series of sexually explicit e-mails that would rock Wall Street; bring Jack Grubman to his knees; and contribute to the stepping aside of Grubman’s boss, Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill. Some of Reingold’s stories are outrageous, others hilarious, and many are simply absurd. But, together, they provide a sobering exposé of Wall Street: a jungle of greed and ego, a place brimming with conflicts and inside information, and a business absurdly out of touch with the Main Street it claims to serve. He shows how government investigators, headlines notwithstanding, never got to the heart of the ethical and legal transgressions of the era. And how they completely overlooked Wall Street’s pervasive use of inside information, leaving investors — even sophisticated professionals — cheated. The book ends with a series of important policy recommendations to clean up the investing business. In the tradition of *Liar’s Poker* and *Den of Thieves*, *Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst* is a no-holds-barred insider’s account that will open the eyes of every investor.

Confessions of a crap artist–Jack Isidore (of Seville, Calif.): a chronicle of verified scientific fact, 1945-1959

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick’s weirdest and most accomplished novels. Jack Isidore is a crap artist — a collector of crackpot ideas (among other things, he believes that the earth is hallow and that sunlight has weight) and worthless objects, a man so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But seen through Jack’s murderously innocent gaze, Charlie and Juddy Hume prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack’s, but a great deal uglier. “One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction.” — The Sunday Times (London) “Dick is entertaining us about reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation…. We have our own homegrown Barges.” — Ursula K. LeGuin, New Republic “Philip K. Dick’s best books always describe a future that is both entirely recognizable and utterly unimaginable? — The New York Times Book Review