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Empire of the Summer Moon

Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.

Elephants on Acid

**The *Sunday Times* Top Ten Bestseller**
Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help, if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere has conducted a scientific experiment to find out…
‘Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology’ Simon Singh
**If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet?**
**Discover the secret of how to sleep on planes**
**Which really tastes better in a blind tasting – Coke or Pepsi?**

Elemental Damage

With the Master Summoner out of the way, shapeshifter Lyle Finnegan and his best friend, Rebekah Scarlet, have to pick up the pieces if they want their lives to fall back to normal.
However, an unexpected phone call changes all that when Healing Druid Stephanie McPherson asks for a favor.
After a brief cup of coffee, Lyle learns that a powerful Shaman has made his way to Raleigh with one thing in mind. Find the Druid and take her down. Not wanting to get mixed up with Stephanie and whatever she’s gotten herself into, Lyle refuses to help her until a mysterious knock on his door becomes the most shocking experience of his life.

El Arte De Saber Alimentarte

La nutrición es una ciencia y un arte la buena alimentación. La buena alimentación va más allá de ingerir comestibles. Todo lo que se puede comer no siempre es alimento.La calidad del alimento, no la cantidad, es lo importante en el arte de bien aliment-arte.Mientras la cantidad de calorías señala un índice cuantitativo, la calidad, la forma y el color del alimento plasman un campo energético que nos nutre. Cuando nos alimentamos recogemos y transformamos la energía vital que el alimento ha recogido de la tierra, el agua, el aire y el sol y la humanizamos.Primero se habló de proteínas, grasas y carbohidratos; luego de vitaminas y minerales, actualmente se habla de antioxidantes; en un futuro próximo seremos conscientes de que la forma, el aroma y el color del alimento son tan importantes como sus componentes bioquímicos. Los médicos antiguos recomendaban antes que nada, como tratamiento, un cambio en la dieta. De hecho la palabra receta se usa tanto para indicar la elaboración de un plato cocinado, como los medicamentos que prescribe un médico en su consulta. El arte de bien alimentarte es el primer pilar de la Salud?Dr. Karmelo Bizkarra Maiztegi. Es Licenciado en Medicina por la Universidad de Bilbao, ahora universidad del País Vasco, en el año 1979. Director médico del Centro de Salud Vital Zuhaizpe en Arizaleta-Navarra. Se ha formado en medicina Psicosomática, en teoría Reichiana, terapia Bioenergética y en medicina Antroposófica. Especialista en Educación para la Salud, se dedica desde el año 1980 a buscar y desarrollar nuevas vías en el tratamiento físico y psicoemocional de la enfermedad, a partir de su formación inicial en Medicina Higienista.Su quehacer médico se desarrolla a través de un programa de integración de la salud física con la salud psicoemocional. La alimentación sana, el ayuno, el despertar de los sentidos, el contacto con la naturaleza, la terapia psicocorporal, la expresión emocional y las relaciones humanas trabajadas en dinámicas de grupo, son parte de su programa de salud.Ha colaborado en varias revistas especializadas y es autor de libros en la línea de una educación para la salud: La enfermedad, ¿Qué es y para qué sirve? (Obelisco, 1989), Alimentos para la salud (Zuhaizpe, 1991), Cuidarte para Curarte, la Vía de la Salud Natural (Dilema, 2005). Encrucijada Emocional. Miedo (ansiedad), tristeza (depresión), rabia (violencia), alegría (euforia)( DDB, 2005). El poder curativo del ayuno (DDB, 2007) Bizitzeko edo sendatzeko (en euskera) (Elkar, 1986). **
### Sinossi
La nutrición es una ciencia y un arte la buena alimentación. La buena alimentación va más allá de ingerir comestibles. Todo lo que se puede comer no siempre es alimento.La calidad del alimento, no la cantidad, es lo importante en el arte de bien aliment-arte.Mientras la cantidad de calorías señala un índice cuantitativo, la calidad, la forma y el color del alimento plasman un campo energético que nos nutre. Cuando nos alimentamos recogemos y transformamos la energía vital que el alimento ha recogido de la tierra, el agua, el aire y el sol y la humanizamos.Primero se habló de proteínas, grasas y carbohidratos; luego de vitaminas y minerales, actualmente se habla de antioxidantes; en un futuro próximo seremos conscientes de que la forma, el aroma y el color del alimento son tan importantes como sus componentes bioquímicos. Los médicos antiguos recomendaban antes que nada, como tratamiento, un cambio en la dieta. De hecho la palabra receta se usa tanto para indicar la elaboración de un plato cocinado, como los medicamentos que prescribe un médico en su consulta. El arte de bien alimentarte es el primer pilar de la Salud?Dr. Karmelo Bizkarra Maiztegi. Es Licenciado en Medicina por la Universidad de Bilbao, ahora universidad del País Vasco, en el año 1979. Director médico del Centro de Salud Vital Zuhaizpe en Arizaleta-Navarra. Se ha formado en medicina Psicosomática, en teoría Reichiana, terapia Bioenergética y en medicina Antroposófica. Especialista en Educación para la Salud, se dedica desde el año 1980 a buscar y desarrollar nuevas vías en el tratamiento físico y psicoemocional de la enfermedad, a partir de su formación inicial en Medicina Higienista.Su quehacer médico se desarrolla a través de un programa de integración de la salud física con la salud psicoemocional. La alimentación sana, el ayuno, el despertar de los sentidos, el contacto con la naturaleza, la terapia psicocorporal, la expresión emocional y las relaciones humanas trabajadas en dinámicas de grupo, son parte de su programa de salud.Ha colaborado en varias revistas especializadas y es autor de libros en la línea de una educación para la salud: La enfermedad, ¿Qué es y para qué sirve? (Obelisco, 1989), Alimentos para la salud (Zuhaizpe, 1991), Cuidarte para Curarte, la Vía de la Salud Natural (Dilema, 2005). Encrucijada Emocional. Miedo (ansiedad), tristeza (depresión), rabia (violencia), alegría (euforia)( DDB, 2005). El poder curativo del ayuno (DDB, 2007) Bizitzeko edo sendatzeko (en euskera) (Elkar, 1986).

Effective Cybersecurity: A Guide to Using Best Practices and Standards

**The Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Applying Cybersecurity Best Practices and Standards in Real Environments
**
In **Effective Cybersecurity** , William Stallings introduces the technology, operational procedures, and management practices needed for successful cybersecurity. Stallings makes extensive use of standards and best practices documents that are often used to guide or mandate cybersecurity implementation. Going beyond these, he offers in-depth tutorials on the “how” of implementation, integrated into a unified framework and realistic plan of action.
Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, review questions, and QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources.
**Effective Cybersecurity** aligns with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document “The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security,” extending ISF’s work with extensive insights from ISO, NIST, COBIT, other official standards and guidelines, and modern professional, academic, and industry literature.
• Understand the cybersecurity discipline and the role of standards and best practices
• Define security governance, assess risks, and manage strategy and tactics
• Safeguard information and privacy, and ensure GDPR compliance
• Harden systems across the system development life cycle (SDLC)
• Protect servers, virtualized systems, and storage
• Secure networks and electronic communications, from email to VoIP
• Apply the most appropriate methods for user authentication
• Mitigate security risks in supply chains and cloud environments
This knowledge is indispensable to every cybersecurity professional. Stallings presents it systematically and coherently, making it practical and actionable.
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### Sinossi
**The Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Applying Cybersecurity Best Practices and Standards in Real Environments
**
In **Effective Cybersecurity** , William Stallings introduces the technology, operational procedures, and management practices needed for successful cybersecurity. Stallings makes extensive use of standards and best practices documents that are often used to guide or mandate cybersecurity implementation. Going beyond these, he offers in-depth tutorials on the “how” of implementation, integrated into a unified framework and realistic plan of action.
Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, review questions, and QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources.
**Effective Cybersecurity** aligns with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document “The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security,” extending ISF’s work with extensive insights from ISO, NIST, COBIT, other official standards and guidelines, and modern professional, academic, and industry literature.
• Understand the cybersecurity discipline and the role of standards and best practices
• Define security governance, assess risks, and manage strategy and tactics
• Safeguard information and privacy, and ensure GDPR compliance
• Harden systems across the system development life cycle (SDLC)
• Protect servers, virtualized systems, and storage
• Secure networks and electronic communications, from email to VoIP
• Apply the most appropriate methods for user authentication
• Mitigate security risks in supply chains and cloud environments
This knowledge is indispensable to every cybersecurity professional. Stallings presents it systematically and coherently, making it practical and actionable.
### L’autore
**Dr. William Stallings** has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer security, computer networking, and computer architecture. He has authored 18 textbooks, and, counting revised editions, a total of 70 books on various aspects of these subjects. His writings have appeared in numerous ACM and IEEE publications, including the *Proceedings of the IEEE* and *ACM Computing Reviews*. He is a 13-time recipient of the award for the best computer science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association.
In more than 30 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. He has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. Currently, he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.
He created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site at ComputerScienceStudent.com/. This site provides documents and links on a variety of subjects of general interest to computer science students (and professionals). He is a member of the editorial board of *Cryptologia* , a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology.
Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.

Earth Is Room Enough

Contents:
· The Dead Past · nv Astounding Apr ’56
· The Foundation of Science Fiction Success · pm F&SF Oct ’54
· Franchise · ss If Aug ’55
· Gimmicks Three [“The Brazen Locked Room”] · ss F&SF Nov ’56
· Kid Stuff · ss Beyond Fantasy Fiction Sep ’53
· The Watery Place · ss Satellite Oct ’56
· Living Space · ss Science Fiction Stories May ’56
· The Message · vi F&SF Feb ’56
· Satisfaction Guaranteed [Susan Calvin (Robot)] · ss Amazing Apr ’51
· Hell-Fire · vi Fantastic Universe May ’56
· The Last Trump · ss Fantastic Universe Jun ’55
· The Fun They Had · ss The Boys and Girls Page Dec 1 ’51; F&SF Feb ’54
· Jokester · ss Infinity Science Fiction Dec ’56
· The Immortal Bard · vi Universe May ’54
· Someday · ss Infinity Science Fiction Aug ’56
· The Author’s Ordeal · pm Science Fiction Quarterly May ’57
· Dreaming Is a Private Thing · ss F&SF Dec ’55

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s previous films have reflected the uncertainties of the twentieth-first century. With *Dunkirk* , Nolan has gone back into the past and brought to life one of the momentous events of the twentieth-century – the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, telling the tale by land, sea, and sky.
*Dunkirk* opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
The film features a prestigious cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and newcomer Fionn Whitehead, with Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.
The screenplay is accompanied by a conversation about the film between Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan,as well as selected storyboards.

Drawing and Sketching

This practical one-stop guide will show you all the techniques and inspiration you need to start drawing. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy ebook format with colour illustrations and expert advice throughout. Thinking about taking up drawing or sketching? Need to know about the best techniques? Want to know which materials to use? Well-known artists Jackie Simmonds, Wendy Jelbert and Marie Blake take you by the hand, using step-by-step exercises to teach you the basics of sketching a range of subjects. There is advice on which materials to use and all the different drawing media are covered: pencil, charcoal, conte, pen, coloured pencils, pastels and water-soluble pencils. By the end of the book even a real beginner can create a drawing to be proud of. Contents include: flowers; still life; trees; water; landscapes; seascapes; people; buildings.

Dragon Song

As the lead singer of Pyromancer, one of the hottest rock bands in the world, Nik Titus seems to have it all: fame, money, and a tight circle of close friends. He also happens to be an alpha synguanid, a species of dragon-shifter that has lived quietly among the humans for millennia. When the synguanid community calls upon their most famous member to help prevent the extinction of their species, Nik accepts the mission. Thus begins a quest with his bandmates and friends to find true love and acceptance for themselves and others.
When obstacles begin to arise, however, Nik starts to wonder if he’s the one for the job. An anti-dragon hate group has Pyromancer in their crosshairs . . . maybe literally. And when synguanids around him begin to find true love and start families, Nik’s loneliness may make him an easy target.
Nik Titus is on a quest, traveling the world to help his kind and find his omega, while spreading a message of peace and love. Who will listen?
Disclaimer: This book contains adult, sexually explicit content with an intense sex scene, male breeding and dominant alpha with his delicate rare omega. This should not be viewed for anyone under the age of 18. The book is approximately 50,000 words in length and does not end in a cliffhanger. **
### Sinossi
As the lead singer of Pyromancer, one of the hottest rock bands in the world, Nik Titus seems to have it all: fame, money, and a tight circle of close friends. He also happens to be an alpha synguanid, a species of dragon-shifter that has lived quietly among the humans for millennia. When the synguanid community calls upon their most famous member to help prevent the extinction of their species, Nik accepts the mission. Thus begins a quest with his bandmates and friends to find true love and acceptance for themselves and others.
When obstacles begin to arise, however, Nik starts to wonder if he’s the one for the job. An anti-dragon hate group has Pyromancer in their crosshairs . . . maybe literally. And when synguanids around him begin to find true love and start families, Nik’s loneliness may make him an easy target.
Nik Titus is on a quest, traveling the world to help his kind and find his omega, while spreading a message of peace and love. Who will listen?
Disclaimer: This book contains adult, sexually explicit content with an intense sex scene, male breeding and dominant alpha with his delicate rare omega. This should not be viewed for anyone under the age of 18. The book is approximately 50,000 words in length and does not end in a cliffhanger.

Dollars and Sense

* **Why is paying for things painful?**
* **Why are we comfortable overpaying for something in the present just because we’ve overpaid for it in the past?**
* **Why is it easy to pay $4 for a soda on vacation, when we wouldn’t spend more than $1 on that same soda at our local grocery store?**

We think of money as numbers, values, and amounts, but when it comes down to it, when we actually use our money, we engage our hearts more than our heads. Emotions play a powerful role in shaping our financial behavior, often making us our own worst enemies as we try to save, access value, and spend responsibly. In *Dollars and Sense* , bestselling author and behavioral economist Dan Ariely teams up with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler to challenge many of our most basic assumptions about the precarious relationship between our brains and our money. In doing so, they undermine many of personal finance’s most sacred beliefs and explain how we can override some of our own instincts to make better financial choices.
Exploring a wide range of everyday topics—from the lure of pain-free spending with credit cards to the pitfalls of household budgeting to the seductive power of holiday sales—Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our misplaced confidence in our spending habits frequently leads us astray, costing us more than we realize, whether it’s the real value of the time we spend driving forty-five minutes to save $10 or our inability to properly assess what the things we buy are actually worth. Together Ariely and Kreisler reveal the emotional forces working against us and how we can counteract them. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with concrete advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.
The result not only reveals the rationale behind our most head-scratching financial choices but also offers clear guidance for navigating the treacherous financial landscape of the brain. Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, *Dollars and Sense* provides the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.

Divine Intervention

This volume contains eleven stories not previously collected together and not included in any of the other classic Sheckley compendiums published by Open Road.
In “Sarkanger,” Gregor and Arnold of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Corporation take on an extermination job on Sarkan. Things get surprisingly complicated when the target vermin start arguing about who should be wiped out.
The ten other stories in this collection are “At the Conference of the Birds,” “The Destruction of Atlantis,” “Dial-a-Death,” “Divine Intervention,” “Love Song from the Stars,” “Message from Hell,” “The Necessary Thing,” “Robotvendor Rex,” “There Will Be No War after This One,” and “Wormworld.”
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the *New York Times* , was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”

Diversifications

James Lovegrove’s second collection of short fiction is a swirling kaleidoscope of ideas, language and wordplay. In this book you will meet robots living in a flesh world, travellers who vie to explore the most exotic alternate dimensions, and viruses that spread by speech. There’s a serial killer who preys on serial killers, a doctor who takes the concept of downsizing to hideous extremes, a hangman coming to terms with his guilt over the executions he performed, and a jogaholic forever trying to atone for the biggest mistake of his life.
From the red plains of Mars to a back-garden party, from modern London as Jules Verne might have imagined it to a futuristic society out of Mary Shelley’s worst nightmares, Lovegrove demonstrates yet again the extraordinary diversity and depth of his talent. Here, from a writer described by the Bookseller as having “become to the 21st century what J.G. Ballard was to the 20th” and by SFX as “one of the UK SF scene’s most interesting, challenging and adventurous authors”, are sixteen unforgettable tales filled with powerful characterisation, vivid storytelling, and dazzling verbal dexterity.

Dimitri

**Book 2 in the Her Russian Protector series**
Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family’s bakery. He’s the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison—or worse.
There’s nothing Dimitri won’t do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it’s not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny. A shady real estate developer needs to buy her bakery to secure a multi-million dollar deal and he’ll stop at nothing to make her sell.
Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri’s strong arms—and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go—and he’ll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her.
Reader’s Note: Dimitri is an incredibly passionate man with a dominant streak—and Benny is only too happy to indulge his need for a little…restraint.
*Unlike the first novella in the series, IVAN, this book is a full-length novel at 250+ pages and 77,000 words.* **
### Sinossi
**Book 2 in the Her Russian Protector series**
Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family’s bakery. He’s the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison—or worse.
There’s nothing Dimitri won’t do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it’s not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny. A shady real estate developer needs to buy her bakery to secure a multi-million dollar deal and he’ll stop at nothing to make her sell.
Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri’s strong arms—and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go—and he’ll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her.
Reader’s Note: Dimitri is an incredibly passionate man with a dominant streak—and Benny is only too happy to indulge his need for a little…restraint.
*Unlike the first novella in the series, IVAN, this book is a full-length novel at 250+ pages and 77,000 words.*
### L’autore
When I’m not chasing after my wild preschooler, I like to write super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica. I live in Texas with a Viking-throwback of a husband, a sweet but rowdy three-year-old daughter and Bosley, our Great Dane with mommy issues. You can find me online at www.roxierivera.com.

Diary

The bestselling author of Lullaby and Choke continues his twenty-first century reinvention of the horror novel in this homage to Rosemary’s Baby. Diary takes the form of a ‘coma diary’ kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at art school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she’s been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he’s refurbished and scrawling vile messages all over the walls – an old habit of builders but gone nuts on his part. Angry homeowners are suing left and right, and Misty’s dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. The canvases are taken away by her mother-in-law and her doctor, who seem to have a plan for Misty – and for all those annoying tourists… A dark, hilarious and, this time, poignant act of storytelling from America’s favourite, most inventive nihilist.

Diario Di Una Sottomessa

Sophie Morgan è una trentenne indipendente e di successo. È una giornalista, intelligente, brillante e sarcastica. Potrebbe essere la ragazza della porta accanto. Ma Sophie è anche una sottomessa: in camera da letto le piace lasciare la sua libertà e il suo potere nelle mani di un uomo che la domini per il puro piacere di entrambi. Dopo lo scalpore di Cinquanta sfumature di Grigio, questo memoir racconta dalla viva voce della sua protagonista cosa significhi essere una sottomessa. Dalla prima sculacciata alla consapevolezza che anche le punizioni più severe le provocano piacere, la protagonista ci guida in maniera diretta e senza veli lungo la via che sta seguendo. Ma è solo dopo il suo incontro con James che inizia a spingere sempre un po’ più lontano i propri limiti. Man mano che la loro relazione si fa più coinvolgente, più audace, Sophie inizia a chiedersi dove tutto questo la porterà, se sarà possibile coniugare le sua sessualità con la vita di tutti i giorni e soprattutto se davvero l’uomo perfetto può essere animato anche da una crudeltà perfetta. Avvincente, controverso, ma sempre brillante e profondamente onesto, questo libro permette di osservare da vicino un lato dell’apparenza paradossale della natura umana che nessuno, uomo o donna che sia, riuscirà a smettere di leggerlo.

Devil Red

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine return in a red-hot, mayhem-fueled thriller to face a vampire cult, the Dixie Mafia, and the deadliest assassin they’ve ever encountered — Devil Red. When their friend Marvin asks Hap and Leonard to look into a cold-case double homicide, they’re more than happy to play private investigators: they like trouble, and they especially like getting paid to find it. It turns out that both of the victims were set to inherit serious money, and one of them ran with a vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime-scene photos, the more they see, including the image of a red devil’s head painted on a tree. A little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if that’s not enough, Leonard has taken to wearing a deerstalker cap . . . Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge? Full up with Lansdale’s trademark — whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox-to-say-the-least characters — Devil Red is one rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.