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Midnight

**What is the dark and terrifying secret that haunts Moonlight Cove?** ***Midnight* is a gripping thriller from bestselling novelist Dean Koontz that explores a town haunted by a deadly presence. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Harlan Coben.** ‘A monster hit… In his own masterful way, Koontz slowly unveils the escalating horror… breath-taking’ – *Dallas Morning News* A string of inexplicable deaths has occurred in the picturesque coastal town of Midnight Cove; sinister, shadowy figures stalk the streets in the dead of night and four people are drawn together by terrifying circumstance: a young woman determined to find the truth behind her sister’s suicide; an undercover federal agent; a child on the run from her parents; and a wheelchair-bound veteran. As darkness descends, these four must confront the chilling nightmare of Moonlight Cove… **What readers are saying about *Midnight* :** ‘The characters are **exceedingly well drawn** , the plot is **compelling** and the concept one that really **engages** ‘ ‘The book is **thought-provoking** , it’s part adventure and part reflection of the darker side of human nature, but it’s mostly just **good, pulse-racing fun** ‘ ‘Keeps you **spellbound** and **wanting to keep the lights on!** ‘

The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations

Kim O’Donnel knows meat eaters. In fact, she is one. As a voice for the Meatless Monday campaign, she’s been cooking up delicious you-won’t-miss-the-meat fare for the vegetarian-curious-but-vegan’s-too-crazy crowd. With a focus on holidays (or any celebration), O’Donnel’s versatile recipes ensure that eaters of all dietary stripes will leave the table satisfied. Cast aside those fears of cardboard tofurkey and gray starches. Instead, revel in dishes that inspire, surprise, and are so tasty, meatless” is an afterthought (with allergy- and animal- free options, to boot).

I can’t think of amore cordial or welcoming tone with which to invite possibly skeptical meat eaters into the world of delicious, accessible plant-based cooking.”-Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook

**Recensie(s)**

San Diego Magazine, November 2012 A meat eater herself, O’Donnell specializes in vegetarian dishes that promise you won’t miss the meat. Say good-bye to the bland and dry Tofurky! Tucson Citizen, 10/26/12 Think of tasty holiday recipes without the daunting challenge of whipping up a tofu turkey for Thanksgiving…This is a fun cookbook and the recipes and menu ideas are fresh and innovative. I highly recommend this collection. Portland Oregonian, 11/6/12 From Black-Eyed Pea Paella on New Year’s Day to Chicpea Crepes on Mother’s Day, she’s got all the food-centric celebrations covered with dishes that emphasize delicious flavors first, with their meatlessness being a secondary focus. Seattle Weekly, 11/9/12 The instructions are written more conversationally than some other cookbooks, peppered throughout with visual clues or other steps that make it feel like O’Donnel is in the kitchen with you, coaching you throughout the process. Whether you’re cooking meatless everyday or just some days, there’s no better coach to have on our team.
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Mayhem and Mutiny

Just find her. In a city of 3.5 billion. How hard can it be?
The answer? Hard. Very hard.
In an effort to find her sister’s lost child, Bit flees from the Lenore and returns to her home city, Johannesburg. The search appears over before it even begins when she infuriates a local gang leader. Now, Bit must stay one step ahead of her enemies, while tracking her only remaining family member.
Jack and the crew trace Bit back to Earth. Rather than take on another job, the crew seeks her in the deteriorating Johannesburg slums. Attracting their own enemies, both within their crew and from the outside world, the game of cat and mouse has never created more mayhem. **

Masters of Time

Original title, in magazine serial, was “Recruiting Station.” Also published by Ace Books as “Earth’s Last Fortress.”
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A recruiting station; a storefront in the heart of a big-city downtown. Young men can volunteer to join the armies of a beleaguered new democracy overseas.
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But the recruitment is a scam. Each volunteer goes, not to the Calonian army, but through a pulsing machine which moves them hundreds of centuries up the time line, to become cannon fodder in a war which is shaking the universe.
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Two present-day humans are taking on this mammoth military machine. Their chances are miniscule. Their only hope is to save a few lives before giving up their own. But playing tricks with Time can lead to unexpected results.

Mastering Linux Network Administration

Master the skills and techniques that are required to design, deploy, and administer real Linux-based networks
About This Book

* Master the art of using Linux and administering network services for enterprise environments

* Perform hands-on activities to reinforce expert-level knowledge

* Get full coverage of both the CentOS and Debian systems, including how networking concepts differ for each

Who This Book Is For

Mastering Linux Network Administration is recommended for those who already understand the basics of using Linux and networking, and would like to push those skills to a higher level through real-world Linux networking scenarios. Whether you intend to run a home office consisting of Linux nodes or a rollout of a Linux network within your organization, this book is a great fit for those that desire to learn how to manage networked systems with the power of Linux.
What You Will Learn

* Install and configure the Debian and CentOS systems

* Set up and configure file servers

* Administer networked nodes remotely

* Discover how to monitor system performance for peak health

* Configure network services such as DNS and DHCP

* Host HTTP content via Apache

* Troubleshoot Linux networking issues

In Detail

Linux is everywhere. Whether you run a home office, a small business, or manage enterprise systems, Linux can empower your network to perform at its very best. Armed with the advanced tools and best practice guidance of this practical guide, you’ll be able to mold Linux networks to your will, empowering your systems and their users to take advantage of all that Linux-based networks have to offer.

Understand how Linux networks function and get to grips with essential tips and tricks to manage them – whether you’re already managing a networks, or even just starting out. With Debian and CentOS as its source, this book will divulge all the details you need to manage a real Linux-based network. With detailed activities and instructions based on real-world scenarios, this book will be your guide to the exciting world of Linux networking.
Style and approach

This practical guide will walk you through all the core concepts required to manage real Linux-based networks.

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Mastering Lambdas

Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.The Definitive Guide to Lambda Expressions*Mastering Lambdas: Java Programming in a Multicore World* describes how the lambda-related features of Java SE 8 will enable Java to meet the challenges of next-generation parallel hardware architectures. The bookexplains how to write lambdas, and how to use them in streams and in collection processing, providing code examples throughout. You’ll learn how to use lambda expressions to take full advantage of performanceimprovements provided by today’s multicore hardware. This Oracle Press book covers:
Why lambdas were needed, and how they will change Javaprogramming
Syntax of lambda expressions
The basic operation of streams and pipelines
Using collectors and reduction to end pipelines
Creating streams
Spliterators, the fork/join framework, and exceptions
Examining stream performance with microbenchmarking
API evolution using default methods

Mastering Blockchain

**Learn about cryptography and cryptocurrencies, so you can build highly secure, decentralized applications and conduct trusted in-app transactions.**
#### Key Features
* Get to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchain
* Build powerful applications using Ethereum to secure transactions and create smart contracts
* Explore cryptography, mine cryptocurrencies, and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guide

#### Book Description
A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the fundamentals of distributed systems, cryptography and how it keeps data secure. You will learn about the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine. You will also explore different other blockchain solutions and get an introduction to business blockchain frameworks under Hyperledger, a collaborative effort for the advancement of blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain solutions beyond currencies, Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology.
#### What you will learn
* Master the theoretical and technical foundations of the blockchain technology
* Understand the concept of decentralization, its impact, and its relationship with blockchain technology
* Master how cryptography is used to secure data – with practical examples
* Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and the mechanisms behind bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies
* Understand the theoretical foundations of smart contracts
* Learn how Ethereum blockchain works and how to develop decentralized applications using Solidity and relevant development frameworks
* Identify and examine applications of the blockchain technology – beyond currencies
* Investigate alternative blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more
* Explore research topics and the future scope of blockchain technology

#### Who this book is for
This book will appeal to those who wish to build fast, highly secure, transactional applications. It targets people who are familiar with the concept of blockchain and are comfortable with a programming language.

Master Georgie

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: A masterwork of love, guilt, and friendship set in Victorian Liverpool and Eastern Europe during the Crimean War. Photography is the common thread weaving together three different points of view that span the years from 1846 to 1854. The first plate opens with the account of Myrtle, a young orphan girl, as she is taking a photograph of her adoptive father, Mr. Hardy, who has just passed away in Liverpool. The sudden and unsavory circumstances of Mr. Hardy’s death bind Myrtle and the other characters of this story together as history propels them toward the frontlines of the Crimean War. Myrtle’s adoptive brother, George Hardy, or Master Georgie as he is called, is an amateur photographer and handsome surgeon. When he heads east in 1854 to offer his medical services to the conflict raging between Russia and Turkeya war it seems England will inevitably enterMyrtle follows him, as does George’s brother-in-law, a high-minded geologist named Dr. Potter. The group travels to Valetta, Malta, and Constantinople, then on to Varna, where George will be stationed. As the caravan proceeds, the group crosses paths with Pompey Jones, a street urchin, photographer’s assistant, and sometimes fire breather, who is a dear friend of George’s and was with him the day his father died. It soon becomes clear that George’s affections are torn between Pompey and Myrtle. Dr. Potter, meanwhile, pines for the affections of his wife, who is hundreds of miles away. The conflicting emotions in the travelers’ hearts are amplified by the misery, disease, and filth they must endureas well as the other, more unthinkable, horrors of war. A sparse yet vivid historical novel, Master Georgie delves into themes of distorted truth, the psychological effects of war, unrequited love, and the will to survive. Called a true novelist’s novel by the Guardian , it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Beryl Bainbridge including rare images from the author’s estate.

Manhattan Is My Beat

**From the bestselling author of the Bone Collector novels, soon to be an NBC series** Five feet two inches of slick repartee, near-purple hair, and poetic imagination, twenty-year-old Rune hasn’t been in Manhattan for very long. But she’s crafty enough to have found a squatter’s paradise in an empty TriBeCa loft, and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It’s a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It’s called *Manhattan Is My Beat*. That’s the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly’s shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly’s beloved movie. But as Rune hits the mean streets of New York to find answers, she gets caught up in a dangerous adventure more chilling than anything Hollywood could dream up. As her story draws to its terrifying conclusion, Rune’s final close-up may include the killer of a co-star.

A Man Could Stand Up

1. A Novel. The third in a series that includes Some Do Not… and No More Parades. Ford’s eccentric personality and varied output has been attributed to the obscurity of his achievements. The book begins: Slowly, amidst intolerable noises from, on the one hand the street and, on the other, from the large and voluminously echoing playground, the depths of the telephone began, for Valentine, to assume an aspect that, years ago it had used to have-of being a part of the supernatural paraphernalia of inscrutable Destiny.

The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories

Over 25 short story masterpieces from writers such as Louis de Bernieres and Ian Rankin – modern literary tales to chill the blood. This spine-chilling new anthology of 20th and 21st century tales by big name writers is in the best traditions of literary ghost stories. It is just a little over a hundred years ago that the most famous literary ghost story, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, was published and in the intervening years a great many other distinguished writers have tried their hand at this popular genre – some basing their fictional tales on real supernatural experiences of their own.
**Recensie(s)**

A first rate list of contributors… Hair raising!’ Time Out ‘All we need say is buy it. * Starlog *
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A Maiden’s Grave

The countdown begins at noon . . .
A school bus stops at a car crash on an isolated road. The two teachers and their deaf students are immediately captured by three escaped convicts.
Stark against the prairie stands an ancient slaughterhouse that still reeks of decades of spilled blood. It is here that the killers will bring their hostages.
It is here that they will kill one innocent girl an hour, on the hour, until their demands are met **
### Recensione
Deaver knits a seamless fabric of tightening tension right up to the explosive double whammy ending ( *The Times* )
A real chiller, seething with violence and heart-stopping tension ( *Sunday Telegraph* )
A gripping, emotional descent into the mind of evil ( *Anthony Gallagher, Waterstone’s* )
Tension-packed pages take the thriller to a new dimension ( *Doris Mousdale, Whitcoulls, New Zealand* )
An authentic and gripping hostage drama ( *Toby Wrigley, Book League, South Africa* )
Riveting and sensitively handled ( *New Woman* )
### Descrizione del libro
The ultimate thriller writer’s first large-scale, ticking clock standalone thriller. An escaped convict takes hostage a bus of deaf children. He will kill one an hour . . .

Machine Learning in Python

Learn a simpler and more effective way to analyze data and predict outcomes with Python

Machine Learning in Python shows you how to successfully analyze data using only two core machine learning algorithms, and how to apply them using Python. By focusing on two algorithm families that effectively predict outcomes, this book is able to provide full descriptions of the mechanisms at work, and the examples that illustrate the machinery with specific, hackable code. The algorithms are explained in simple terms with no complex math and applied using Python, with guidance on algorithm selection, data preparation, and using the trained models in practice. You will learn a core set of Python programming techniques, various methods of building predictive models, and how to measure the performance of each model to ensure that the right one is used. The chapters on penalized linear regression and ensemble methods dive deep into each of the algorithms, and you can use the sample code in the book to develop your own data analysis solutions.

Machine learning algorithms are at the core of data analytics and visualization. In the past, these methods required a deep background in math and statistics, often in combination with the specialized R programming language. This book demonstrates how machine learning can be implemented using the more widely used and accessible Python programming language.

* Predict outcomes using linear and ensemble algorithm families

* Build predictive models that solve a range of simple and complex problems

* Apply core machine learning algorithms using Python

* Use sample code directly to build custom solutions

Machine learning doesn’t have to be complex and highly specialized. Python makes this technology more accessible to a much wider audience, using methods that are simpler, effective, and well tested. Machine Learning in Python shows you how to do this, without requiring an extensive background in math or statistics.

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Lucky Charm

***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.***
New witch Emma Hart is at her wit’s end and, this time, it’s not the result of her vampire ghost roommate, her snarky owl, or her feelings for a certain fallen angel. Key members of Spellbound society are acting like children and it’s wreaking havoc on the town’s regulation-happy infrastructure. When Emma is turned invisible during the investigation, she realizes that the spell was no accident and that someone is out to silence her—permanently.
*Lucky Charm* is the fourth book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7 **
### Sinossi
***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.***
New witch Emma Hart is at her wit’s end and, this time, it’s not the result of her vampire ghost roommate, her snarky owl, or her feelings for a certain fallen angel. Key members of Spellbound society are acting like children and it’s wreaking havoc on the town’s regulation-happy infrastructure. When Emma is turned invisible during the investigation, she realizes that the spell was no accident and that someone is out to silence her—permanently.
*Lucky Charm* is the fourth book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7

The Lost Colony Series: Omnibus Edition

Sometimes the darkness we fear is our own…Despite his reputation as a brilliant and dedicated space engineer, John Rees is certain he is not the man everyone thinks he is. Haunted by the death of his father and one fatal decision that questions his morality, he doubts he will have a chance to redeem himself for a past he cannot escape.But when 100 colonists go missing on an alien planet, John sees his chance to prove once and for all that one decision doesn’t create a monster. John and the crew of the Atlas struggle to survive the near-total malfunction of their power and navigation systems, evidence that a strange alien race intercepted the colonists, and even a near-impossible jump through hundreds of meters of solid rock.Can John and the crew make use of limited resources and save the lives of their companions? Or will the challenges prove once and for all that John will never be able to find the peace that he seeks?