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Sharpe’s Fortress

RICHARD SHARPE AND THE SIEGE OF GAWILGHUR, DECEMBER 1803 Richard Sharpe, now an officer in Wellesley’s army, faces a battle of a different kind–this time among his own ranks. Uncomfortable with his newfound authority and unwilling colleagues, Sharpe is relegated to the tedium of baggage duty. Rut when he catches wind of a treasonous scheme devised by none other than his oldest and worst enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, Sharps has little choice but to take up arms, seek revenge, and regain his stolen treasure — the jewels of the Tippoo Sultan. Joining Wellesley’s army as it prepares to lay siege to this fortress high above the Deccan Plain, Sharpe will risk his honor, reputation, and fortune on a battle that will test him as never before.

Sharpe’s Escape

**From** ***New York Times* * ***bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renowned ******* ** *Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.**
Sharpe’s job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus – a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal’s ancient university city.
Sharpe’s Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena’s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die.

Sharpe’s Enemy

ONLY ONE MAN STANDS BETWEEN NAPOLEON’S ARMY AND A BRITISH DEFEAT — MAJOR RICHARD SHARPE A band of renegades led by Sharpe’s vicious mortal enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage in a strategic mountain pass. On the other side of the pass, Napoleon’s Grande Armee seeks to smash through and crush the British army in Portugal. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold his ground or die in the attempt.

Sharpe’s Eagle

RICHARD SHARPE FEARLESS SOLDIER, RUTH LESS ENEMY, AND PASSIONATE LOVER Captain Richard Sharpe–bold, professional, and ruthless–is leading his battle-hardened veterans against Napoleon at Talavera in the bloodiest Peninsula battle yet. Sharpe has fought his way out of the enlisted ranks and earned his captaincy. But others–such as his uncle, Colonel Henry Simmerson, and the foppish Lieutenant Gibbons–are incompetents who bought their commissions. After their cowardly loss of the regimental King’s Colour, their resentment of the upstart Sharpe turns to outright treachery. Now Sharpe must reclaim the King’s Colour and redeem the regiment and himself through the audacious capture of the most valued prize in the French army–a golden Imperial Eagle–the standard touched by the hand of Napoleon himself.

Sharpe’s Devil

AN HONORED VETERAN OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. LT COLONEL RICHARD SHARPE IS DRAWN INTO A DEADLY BATTLE, BOTH O LAND AND ON THE HIGH SEAS 1820–Richard Sharpe, a peaceful farmer since Waterloo, comes out of retirement to undertake a perilous mission. He must find Don Blas Vivar, Captain-General of the Spanish colony of Chile and an old friend, who vanished without a trace half a world away. With intrepid Irishman Patrick Harper at his side, Sharpe embarks on a dangerous journey that carries him first to an unexpected interview with Napoleon, then on to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. But when fortune delivers him into the hands of Lord Cochrane, the legendary rebel genius, the real battle erupts. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds, not only against finding Vivar, but against surviving in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds–and Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.

Shallow Graves

Location scouting is to the film business what Switzerland is to war. John Pellam had been in the trenches of filmmaking, with a promising Hollywood career – until tragedy sidetracked him. Now he’s a location scout, travelling the country in search of shooting sites for films. When he rides down Main Street, locals usually clamour for their chance at fifteen minutes of fame. But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam experiences a very different reception. His illusionary world is shattered by a savage murder, and Pellam is suddenly centre stage in an unfolding drama of violence, lust and conspiracy in this less-than-picture-perfect locale. **
### Recensione
SHALLOW GRAVES is a real pleasure – tough-minded, intelligent, and very well written. Bravo! ( *Lawrence Block* )
### Descrizione del libro
The first in the Location Scout trilogy, featuring movie location finder John Pellam.

Shadows Cast by Stars

**Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted, “atmospherically beautiful” ( *Kirkus Reviews* ) dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.** Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet—especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world. Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to the Plague, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe—government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors—and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader’s son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument… Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, *Shadows Cast by Stars* is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.

Shadowfires

Rachael Leben’s request for a quick and clean divorce left her successful husband, Eric, enraged and humiliated. Seething with anger, he stormed off, straight into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Eric is pronounced dead at the scene, but Rachael knows the secrets he’s left behind. And when his body disappears from the morgue, she knows that her turbulent marriage is far from over…

### About the Author
Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz’s books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.

Shadowcaster

**From *New York Times* bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the allure of dark magic, and two principled and conflicted characters drawn together despite everything they stand to lose.** Alyssa ana’Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death.  Lyss and Hal’s intricately linked fates become inseparable when they fall under the shadow of a new enemy—a force that threatens to extinguish the last rays of hope in the Shattered Realms.

Seven Surrenders

***2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL CATEGORY*** **From 2017 John W. Campbell Award winner, Ada Palmer, the second book of Terra Ignota, a political SF epic of extraordinary audacity** **“A cornucopia of dazzling, sharp ideas set in rich, wry prose that rewards rumination with layers of delight. Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent.”** **—Ken Liu, author of** ***The Grace of Kings*** In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war…a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end. For known only to a few, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed locations, have long conspired to keep the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. And yet the balance is beginning to give way. Mycroft Canner, convict, sentenced to wander the globe in service to all, knows more about this conspiracy the than he can ever admit. Carlyle Foster, counselor, sensayer, has secrets as well, and they burden Carlyle beyond description. And both Mycroft and Carlyle are privy to the greatest secret of all: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to life. Shot through with astonishing invention, Ada Palmer’s *Seven Surrenders* is the next movement in one of the great SF epics of our time. **“ *Seven Surrenders* veers expertly between love, murder, mayhem, parenthood, theology, and high politics. I haven’t had this much fun with a book in a long time.” —Max Gladstone, author of *Three Parts Dead ** ** *Terra Ignota** 1\. *Too Like the Lightning*
**2\. *Seven Surrenders* * *2.* The Will to Battle*
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The Science of Supervillainy

Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless: The Supervillain without Mercy™ returns in the fourth volume of the popular Supervillainy Saga. Having discovered the world’s greatest superhero slain by his doppelganger from another reality, Merciful: The Supervillain with Mercy ™, and the arrogant President Omega, Gary dedicates himself to overthrowing both. Unfortunately, this is harder than it looks since Merciful has all of Gary’s genre savviness while President Omega has the entire brainwashed United States military behind him. In the end, though, there can be only one ruler of the world and two of these three feuding villains will have to go.
Cover Art by : Raffaele Marinetti **
### Sinossi
Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless: The Supervillain without Mercy™ returns in the fourth volume of the popular Supervillainy Saga. Having discovered the world’s greatest superhero slain by his doppelganger from another reality, Merciful: The Supervillain with Mercy ™, and the arrogant President Omega, Gary dedicates himself to overthrowing both. Unfortunately, this is harder than it looks since Merciful has all of Gary’s genre savviness while President Omega has the entire brainwashed United States military behind him. In the end, though, there can be only one ruler of the world and two of these three feuding villains will have to go.
Cover Art by : Raffaele Marinetti
### L’autore
C.T. Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is the author of The Rules of Supervillainy, the Red Room series, the forthcoming Wraith Knight, as well as the soon to be released Agent G series. C.T. lives in Ashland, Ky with his wife and their four dogs. You can find out more about him and his work by reading his blog, The United Federation of Charles, (http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com//).

Say You Love Me

How could a man like that fall in love with someone like me? He could have any woman in the world, but he chose a single mom. Melissa’s a single mother, struggling to pay the bills. Joe’s a billionaire politician, searching for answers about the deaths of his father and brother. Melissa doesn’t know that she’s an integral part to finding those answers. After Melissa’s fired from her job, Joe asks her out on an impulsive date, offering her money for her company. Reluctant, she agrees to a shopping spree and dinner with this mysterious man. After being pampered Melissa is swept off her feet and taken to a beautiful restaurant. When she gets there, he makes a scandalous request that leaves her confused and conflicted. Will she give him what he wants, in exchange for a charmed life for her daughter? Will she sacrifice her morals for her child’s future? What would **you** do?

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2019

With essential information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2019 is the go-to guide for students and nurses alike. The 2019 edition is organized alphabetically by generic drug name for quick and easy access and includes over 270 updates to Black Box Alerts. This user-friendly format also includes comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations. To promote better patient care, it uniquely guides you through clinical priorities in the practice setting and is organized alphabetically by generic drug name for quick reference. Plus, new drug monographs cover approximately 33 newly approved drugs by the FDA; and thoroughly updated monographs include new interactions, precautions, and alerts. Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) are organized alphabetically with A to 2Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy. Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions to help you identify which are most likely to occur. Special text treatment for high-alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm, as well as an appendix for drug names that sound alike and look alike, help promote safe drug administration. UNIQUE! Frequently-used herb monographs and herb interactions keep you informed of the effects of commonly encountered herbs. Classifications section features an overview of actions and uses for drug families. Top 100 Drugs list helps you easily identify the most frequently administered drugs. Nursing implications are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching. Information on lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations equips you with special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune- or renal-compromised patients. Extensively expanded IV content features a heading for IV compatibilities and expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities. Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs to help you understand different drug dose options for specific diseases. Cross-references to the 400 top U.S. brand-name drugs are located directly in the main section of the book for easier accessibility. Customizable and printable monographs for 100 of the most commonly used drugs and quarterly drug updates are located on the free Evolve companion site. Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you the patient implications for drug administration. Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. Newly approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick and easy access to this timely information. A sample drug monograph with callouts helps you understand how to use the book more efficiently. NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 33 newly approved drugs by the FDA equip you with the most current drug information. NEW! Thoroughly updated monographs throughout feature updated information on new interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information. NEW and UPDATED! Over 270 Black Box Alerts updates and additions highlight the drugs found to carry a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.

Samuel Johnson, the Ossian Fraud, and the Celtic Revival in Great Britain and Ireland

James Macpherson’s famous hoax, publishing his own poems as the writings of the ancient Scots bard Ossian in the 1760s, remains fascinating to scholars as the most successful literary fraud in history. This study presents the fullest investigation of his deception to date, by looking at the controversy from the point of view of Samuel Johnson. Johnson’s dispute with Macpherson was an argument with wide implications not only for literature, but for the emerging national identities of the British nations during the Celtic revival. Thomas M. Curley offers a wealth of genuinely new information, detailing as never before Johnson’s involvement in the Ossian controversy, his insistence on truth-telling, and his interaction with others in the debate. The appendix reproduces a rare pamphlet against Ossian written with the assistance of Johnson himself. This book will be an important addition to knowledge about both the Ossian controversy and Samuel Johnson.
**Recensie(s)**

Thomas Curley has written a consummately Johnsonian book-one that takes up a topic about which Johnson spoke vehemently, that defends Johnson’s position, and that makes a rousing case for the equation of that position with unequivocal truth. -Matthew Wickman, Modern Philology Book Reviews
(source: Bol.com)

The salmon of doubt

**“A fitting eulogy to the master of wacky words and even wackier tales . . . *Salmon* leaves no doubt as to Adams’s lasting legacy.”— *Entertainment Weekly ** *With an introduction to the introduction by Terry Jones Douglas Adams changed the face of science fiction with his cosmically comic novel* The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy* and its classic sequels. Sadly for his countless admirers, he hitched his own ride to the great beyond much too soon. Culled posthumously from Adams’s fleet of beloved Macintosh computers, this selection of essays, articles, anecdotes, and stories offers a fascinating and intimate portrait of the multifaceted artist and absurdist wordsmith. Join Adams on an excursion to climb Kilimanjaro . . . dressed in a rhino costume; peek into the private life of Genghis Khan—warrior and world-class neurotic; root for the harried author’s efforts to get a Hitchhiker movie off the ground in Hollywood; thrill to the further exploits of private eye Dirk Gently and two-headed alien Zaphod Beeblebrox. Though Douglas Adams is gone, he’s left us something very special to remember him by. Without a doubt. **“Worth reading and even cherishing, if only because it’s the last we’ll hear from the master of comic science fiction.”— *The Star-Ledger***

Safe and Sound

**FROM MULTI-PUBLISHED GAY ROMANCE AUTHOR JAIME SAMMS**
**Book six in the Tales from Rainbow Alley series**
*Overcoming past hurts and letting love back in sometimes means reinventing everything about yourself, and sometimes means loving who you already are despite the jagged edges.*
Rikki’s past is ugly, painful and full of blood. Simon is getting over a lover who only saw him for his uses, but had no use for his heart. From the outside, they seem like a disaster waiting to happen.
From the moment Simon moves into the same house, they seem to be exactly what the other needs. Except for one small detail. Simon has never been—or wanted to be—the one in charge in the bedroom. And Rikki doesn’t trust himself to keep Simon safe. So when Simon demands independence in all other things, Rikki is sure he’ll have to accept a life of solitude and hold himself inside his cold shell.
Meanwhile, as Simon waits for Rikki to bring the heat, his old lover is still hoping to use him one more time. Rikki is going to have to trust his instincts—and all the deadly skills he’s grown to loathe and fear—to keep his Simon safe.
*Reader Advisory: This book contains mentions of past abuse, child prostitution and violence.*