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The Moscow Deception
  • Author : Karen Robards
  • Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1432852582
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestselling AuthorClever, cunning and highly skilled, Bianca St. Ives is still navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that's left a network of assassins targeting her. It's kill or be killed, and she's got her finger on the trigger. Then her father loops her in on a job: recover King Priam's Treasure, a collection of priceless artifacts stolen by the Russians during World War II, and return it to Germany. Impossible? Maybe. But for Bianca, there's valuable intel on the line.

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    The Guardian
  • Author : John Christopher
  • Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 312577540X
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  • Genre : Books
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    Beatrice and Virgil
  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780679603733
  • Reader Reviews : 86
  • Genre : Fiction
  • BONUS: This edition contains a Beatrice and Virgil discussion guide. When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey—named Beatrice and Virgil—and the epic journey they undertake together. With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.

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    The Guardian Herd: Stormbound
  • Author : Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0062286102
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Perfect for fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga'hoole series, this sequel to The Guardian Herd: Starfire, which Peter Lerangis called "an epic tale," will have readers eagerly turning the pages. When Star received his powers on his first birthday, he became the most powerful pegasus in Anok. However, many were afraid to follow him, and felt safer staying with their over-stallions. The rest unified with Star and formed River Herd. But now, not only does a horrible plague threaten the five herds, but Mountain Herd's over-stallion, Rockwing, has plans to kidnap Morningleaf, Star's closest companion, and take back Sky Meadow. Star begins to question his ability to keep his herd safe, especially with the threat of Nightwing the Destroyer's return. As much as Star wants to rely on his friends again for support, he's afraid of the starfire he's inherited. Star can heal, but he can also destroy. And the question is, will his dark powers overcome him?

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    Shiver of Fear
  • Author : Roxanne St. Claire
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781609418908
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The legacy that haunts her . . . The mystery she must solve . . . A man who threatens to reveal her secrets . . . and break her heart. Burned by a failed marriage, former FBI agent Marc Rossi wants back in the investigation game with no emotional strings attached. Taking an assignment for his enterprising Angelino cousins, he heads to Northern Ireland to pry a key piece of evidence from a missing socialite-any way he can. But when the ice queen turns out to be warm, beautiful, and on a secret mission of her own, the job becomes a passionate reminder of what happens when duty and desire mix. The daughter of an infamous fugitive, Devyn Sterling has survived betrayal only to find that her mother has mysteriously disappeared. When her search uncovers secrets, lies, and threats, Devyn and Marc must trust each other when every instinct says they can't . . . and a terrorist wants to make sure they won't live to try.

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    To Run with the Swift
  • Author : Gerald N. Lund
  • Publisher : Deseret Book
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN : 1609077962
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  • Genre : Terrorists
  • Danni McAllister, targeted with her family by international terrorists, finds herself locked in a struggle that will determine the fate of her family and her role as the Keeper of the Pouch.

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    The Night Cleaner
  • Author : Florence Aubenas
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780745651996
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • The idea was simple: pack a suitcase, go to another city where you have no connections and try to find a job, anonymously. That was the idea that took Florence Aubenas - one of France's most accomplished undercover journalists - on a journey into the worst recession since the Great Depression. Day after day she searched for work, one unemployed worker among others, with no special skills or qualifications. She immersed herself in the crowd of job seekers, going from one employment office to another, eventually managing to cobble together a few hours working as a night cleaner on a ferry that crossed the English Channel. For many people the global financial crisis seems real enough but remote from their daily lives. They have little sense of what it really means to be unemployed in the midst of a recession. Florence Aubenas was determined to find out. This book is the story of her journey. The Night Cleaner became an instant number one bestseller in France and has subsequently become a bestseller in many countries throughout the world. Better than any academic treatise on the topic, this book shows what recession means today.

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    The Guardian
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HXG7V6
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  • Genre : Books
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    Keeping Two
  • Author : Jordan Crane
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1683965183
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • 20 years in the making, the long-awaited graphic novel masterpiece from acclaimed cartoonist Jordan Crane.

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    Specimen Days
  • Author : Michael Cunningham
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780374706241
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In each section of Michael Cunningham's bold new novel, his first since The Hours, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and a young woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story that takes place at the height of the industrial revolution, as human beings confront the alienating realities of the new machine age. "The Children's Crusade," set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band that is detonating bombs, seemingly at random, around the city. The third part, "Like Beauty," evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth. Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, "It avails not, neither time or place . . . I am with you, and know how it is." Specimen Days is a genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city and a meditation on the direction and meaning of America's destiny. It is a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today.

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    The Guardian. ...
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : BL:A0022528746
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  • Genre : Books
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    Highland Guardian
  • Author : Melissa Mayhue
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781416554547
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ian McCullough is neck-deep in his own trouble. A half-mortal descendant of Faeries, he's been a Guardian for more than six hundred years, but he's never encountered a woman like Sarah. Assigned to protect her, he finds the job tougher than he could have imagined. Oh, he can handle the stalker, and even the renegade Faeries trying to kidnap her. But falling in love means forsaking his role as Guardian -- which is some-thing he could never do. But there is no denying the passion that exists between two souls fated to be together.

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    The Fifth Doctrine
  • Author : Karen Robards
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781488088735
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • With her back against the wall, everything’s on the line for Bianca St. Ives. She’s either going to save the world—or die trying. It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they’d never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission—the kind she might never return from. But if Bianca wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it’s not like she has a choice. An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she’s seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. It could mean torture or endless imprisonment—assuming she survives. But it might also ignite the kind of chaos that forces a revolution. It might just change the world. Besides, if Bianca has to go down, she’s gonna go down swinging…

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    The Guardian Herd: Stormbound
  • Author : Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780062286116
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Perfect for fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga'hoole series, this sequel to The Guardian Herd: Starfire, which Peter Lerangis called "an epic tale," will have readers eagerly turning the pages. When Star received his powers on his first birthday, he became the most powerful pegasus in Anok. However, many were afraid to follow him, and felt safer staying with their over-stallions. The rest unified with Star and formed River Herd. But now, not only does a horrible plague threaten the five herds, but Mountain Herd's over-stallion, Rockwing, has plans to kidnap Morningleaf, Star's closest companion, and take back Sky Meadow. Star begins to question his ability to keep his herd safe, especially with the threat of Nightwing the Destroyer's return. As much as Star wants to rely on his friends again for support, he's afraid of the starfire he's inherited. Star can heal, but he can also destroy. And the question is, will his dark powers overcome him?

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    The Lacuna
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN : 9780571252657
  • Reader Reviews : 164
  • Genre : Fiction
  • ** NOW INCLUDES THE FIRST CHAPTER OF DEMON COPPERHEAD: THE NEW BARBARA KINGSOLVER NOVEL** ** DEMON COPPERHEAD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW ** 'Lush.' Sunday Times 'Superb.' Daily Mail 'Elegantly written.' Sunday Telegraph From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

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    Will Save the Galaxy for Food
  • Author : Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9781506701653
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A not-quite epic science fiction adventure about a down-on-his luck galactic pilot caught in a cross-galaxy struggle for survival! Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult! From the creator of Mogworld and Jam! Benjamin Richard "Yahtzee" Croshaw is a British-Australian comedic writer, video game journalist, author, and video game developer. He is perhaps best known for his acerbic video game review series, Zero Punctuation, for The Escapist.

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    The Guardian
  • Author : Gerald N. Lund
  • Publisher : Deseret Book
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN : 1609072464
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  • Genre : Adventure stories, American
  • Thirteen-year-old Carruthers "Danni" McAllister receives an enchanted pouch as a birthday gift from her grandfather, which she must use to save her family from the deadly extortionist known as "El Cobra," who is holding her family for a $20 million ransom.

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    Guardian of the Trust
  • Author : Irene Radford
  • Publisher : Bookview Cafe
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781611381542
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Can a descendant of Merlin and King Arthur bring peace between King John and an aging (and almost respectable) Robin Hood? The quest for peace and protection in Britain has passed down from the Merlin and Arthur the Pendragon to the sole survivor, Resmiranda Griffin. Raised in the Christian tradition, she refuses to acknowledge her magical talents or the existence of helpful fairies, until dark forces force her into the complex politics, both mundane and magical, that divides England from their lawful king, John Plantagenet. Inspired by a demon, her distant cousin Radburn Blakely whispers divisive advice into John’s ear. Only Resmiranda can counter this darkness and lead England to what will create peace between a fearful king and his power-mad barons: The Magna Carta.

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    Leaving the Atocha Station
  • Author : Ben Lerner
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9781566892926
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. What is actual when our experiences are mediated by language, technology, medication, and the arts? Is poetry an essential art form, or merely a screen for the reader's projections? Instead of following the dictates of his fellowship, Adam's "research" becomes a meditation on the possibility of the genuine in the arts and beyond: are his relationships with the people he meets in Spain as fraudulent as he fears his poems are? A witness to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and their aftermath, does he participate in historic events or merely watch them pass him by? In prose that veers between the comic and tragic, the self-contemptuous and the inspired, Leaving the Atocha Station is a portrait of the artist as a young man in an age of Google searches, pharmaceuticals, and spectacle. Born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1979, Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Northern California Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and the recipient of a 2010-2011 Howard Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie. Leaving the Atocha Station is his first novel.

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    The Safe House
  • Author : Christophe Boltanski
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780226449197
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "When the Nazis came, aEtienne Boltanski divorced his wife and walked out the front door, never to be seen again during the war. So far as the outside world knew, the Jewish doctor had fled. The truth was that he had sneaked back to hide in a secret crawl space at the heart of the house. There he lived for the duration of the war. With the Liberation, aEtienne finally emerged, but he and his family were changed--anxious, reclusive, yet proudly eccentric"--Amazon.com.

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    The Guardian
  • Author : Nicholas Sparks
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1538764733
  • Reader Reviews : 81
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The riveting New York Times bestselling tale of romance and suspense with an "edge-of-your-seat conclusion" (Booklist). Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, twenty-nine-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband's best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness than she's had in years. Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire...

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    Joseph
  • Author : Kris Michaels
  • Publisher : KMRW (Kris Michaels)
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9781947178113
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ember Harris has sworn to save lives. Joseph King is an assassin. Death is their common ground, only they stand on opposing sides. A dead man’s plea pushes Dr. Ember Harris headfirst into a swirling mire of drugs, death, and political corruption. The Cartel boss who murdered Ember’s friend will stop at nothing to get the information entrusted to her. After all, finding and killing a mere woman in order to claim the evidence should be easy. A matter of a contract, time, and money. Terrified, alone, and on the run, Ember reaches out to the only person she knows she can trust. Joseph King is an assassin. He’d just unpacked his bag from an assignment he probably shouldn’t have survived. Life as an assassin comes with an expiration date. Sooner or later your competition or your target will get lucky. Out of spare lives, Joseph knows it is time to hang it up and walk away while he still can. Best laid plans, right? One phone call from the only woman he’d ever cared about successfully sidelines his disappearing act. Protecting Em will be his last mission. This time he’ll risk anything, including his life, to keep her safe. For her, he’d stroll through the sin-stoked fires of hell and gut the devil himself. Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, Kris Michaels, Kris Michaels romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, Wall Street Journal bestseller romance, WSJ romance, Wall Street Journal romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, dangerous romance, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, engaging, strong heroine, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, rescue, kidnap, handicap, justice, officer, enlisted, daughter, shelter, claiming, defending, securing, protect, Guardian, Guardian Security, Guarding, government contractor, secret, damsel in distress, kidnap, Navy, Navy SEAL, drama, action and adventure, action romance, Delta Force, Navy romance, SEAL Romance, SEAL, veteran, disabled veteran, serial killer, forgiveness, former soldier, soldier, romantic, rescue, HEA, stalker, seasoned romance, silver fox, older characters, ransom, revenge, stalker, abusive ex, witty, emotional suspenseful thriller, intimate emotional drama, ominous, thriller, riveting, explosive, exciting, mercenaries, steamy, scandalous, emotional thriller dark, intimate, captivating provocative, charming heartfelt dramedy, sentimental emotional Other readers of Kris Michael’s books enjoyed books by: Susan Stoker, Riley Edwards, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Elle James, Chelle Bliss, Alexis Abbott, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Brittney Sahin, Catherine Cowles, Lexi Blake, Piper Davenport, Abbie Zanders, Lani Lynn Vale, and Kristen Proby.

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    Stolen Magic
  • Author : M.J. Putney
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0345484525
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “M. J. Putney has created true magic. . . . Romantic and lyrical, this tale will fill your reading time with pleasure.”—Catherine Asaro, author of The Misted Cliffs Simon Malmain, the Earl of Falconer, enforces the law for the Guardians, humans with magical powers derived from nature. A routine mission to confront a rogue Guardian turns disastrous when Simon’s quarry, Lord Drayton, captures his pursuer in a transformation spell. Aid arrives in the form of Meg, a fey young woman who has also been ensorcelled by Drayton. Bound by the need for each other’s magic, Simon and Meg join forces to defeat the evil Guardian—and in the process unleash the more ancient magic of passion. But even their combined power may not be enough to stave off Drayton’s diabolical plans. Only a desperate act of love may win back the future—or destroy all they hold dear. Praise for Stolen Magic “Putney’s fully imagined magical system, combined with Georgian detail, is a terrific setting for a tale of intrigue and danger.”—Booklist (boxed and starred review) “A fast-paced, irresistible read with a powerful ending. Each page is more enjoyable than the last.”—The Huntsville Times “Delightful . . . enchants from beginning to end.”—Elizabeth Haydon, author of the Symphony of Ages series

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    Eternity
  • Author : Laury Falter
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0615533426
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  • Genre : Imaginary wars and battles
  • "Maggie prepares for defense against the world's most evil creatures while uncovering the truth behind her identity and why their enemies will never give up"--T.p. verso.

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    Saihoshi the Guardian
  • Author : Studio Kawaii,Dahlia Grey
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1933664061
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A Guardian must never bring dishonor to the Order. If one fails in their mission they are sentenced to death. If the Guardian Sastre wants to avoid falling from grace, he must rescue Prince Anel from the rebel army, defeat his old rival Riot and prevail against the crazed guardian known as "The Demon." Most difficult of all, he must learn to keep these strange new emotions brewing within him in check. After all, it's the prince he's sworn to protect. Not the beautiful servant posing as his decoy. Also, a precious kitsune boy slave is stolen from his master to be the slave of a new lord, but the lord fails to pay his gruff kidnapper. The kidnapper steals back the needy little fellow, but now what does he do with him? In the final bonus story a tortured boy is taken in by a kind but grieving ex-cop.

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    The Guardian of the Constitution
  • Author : Hans Kelsen,Carl Schmitt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9781107092686
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  • Genre : Law
  • The first English translation of Hans Kelsen's and Carl Schmitt's debate on the 'Guardian of the Constitution'.

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    Stiffed
  • Author : Susan Faludi
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9780062038258
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Social Science
  • This 20th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary New York Times bestseller features a new introduction from the author! "Stiffed is a brilliant, important book.. Faludi's reportorial and literary skills unfold with breathtaking confidence and beauty... She goes a long way toward eliminating the black and white, good and evil, male and female polarities that have riven the sexes in the past three decades..." –Time In 1991, internationally renowned feminist journalist Susan Faludi ignited a revival of the women’s movement with her revelatory investigative reportage: Backlash was nothing less than a landmark, uncovering an “undeclared war” against women’s equality in the media, advertising, Hollywood, the workplace, and government—a war that is still being fought today. Stiffed may be even more essential than Backlash to understanding the cultural riptides that led to Trumpian America. Here, Faludi turns her attention to the so-called “Angry Male” politics plaguing the nation. Through deeply researched, nuanced, and empathetic character studies of distressed industrial workers, laid-off aerospace engineers, combat veterans, football fans, evangelical husbands, suburban and inner-city teenage boys, and Hollywood and porn actors, Stiffed goes beyond the easy explanations of male misbehavior—that it’s driven by chromosomes or hormones—to lay bare the powerful social and economic forces that have shattered the postwar compact defining American manhood. Faludi’s vivid storytelling illuminates the historic and traumatic paradigm shift from a “utilitarian” manliness, grounded in civic and communal service, to an “ornamental” masculinity shaped by entertainment, marketing, and performance values. Read in the light of Trumpian politics and the #MeToo movement, Faludi’s analysis speaks acutely to our present crisis, and to a foreboding future. Stiffed delivers a searing portrait of modern-day male America, and traces the provenance of a gender war that continues to rage, unabated.

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    The Ultimatum
  • Author : Karen Robards
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9781488022906
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A master thief is blackmailed into a mysterious mission in this action-packed thriller series launch by a New York Times–bestselling author. Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls’ hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master. She’s known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole—and she’s damn good at it. She does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccup—if you count two hundred million dollars and top-secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn’t believe he’s really dead. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target and someone who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it’s up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened . . . and set it right, before it’s too late. Praise for The Ultimatum “Enthralling . . . Readers won’t want this adrenaline-rich story to end.” —Booklist (starred review) “Robards begins a new series with a fascinating main character, blazing action, a Jason Bourne–esque central mystery, and an intriguing cliffhanger ending. . . . Fresh, sexy, and eminently readable.” —Kirkus Reviews

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    The Politics of Contemporary European Cinema
  • Author : Mike Wayne
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9781841500591
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • This title raises issues that question European culture and the nature of national cinema, including: the cultural relationship with Hollywood, debates over cultural plurality and diversity; and postcolonial travels and the hybridization of the national formation.

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    Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Author : American Bar Association. House of Delegates,Center for Professional Responsibility (American Bar Association)
  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1590318730
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  • Genre : Law
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on legal ethics. Federal, state and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in solving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions and much more. In this volume, black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your clients, colleagues and the courts.

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    Policy Signals and Market Responses
  • Author : Stuart John Barton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9781137390981
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • The study presents archival evidence to show how President Kaunda raised political and economic exclusivity in Zambia in the early years of Zambia's independence, and how this retarded capital investment. Despite formal reforms and a new government, this institutional mechanism still dominates and constrains Zambia's political economy today.

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    The Better Angels of Our Nature
  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Pages : 834
  • ISBN : 9780143122012
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

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    The Shadow Within
  • Author : Karen Hancock
  • Publisher : Bethany House Publishers
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0764227955
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Legends of the Guardian King, book 2, from the award-winning author of Arena. Karen Hancock brings to imaginative life the supernatural battle between good and evil, the preconceptions that keep us from embracing truth, and the distortions that trick and trap us. Four years have passed since the conclusion of The Light of Eidon. Abramm has been living peacefully abroad, but when he hears of trouble in his homeland, he returns to claim the crown he thought he'd never wear. But he has many enemies, including his murderous brother. The only thing that will save him is the Light that lives within him, but to appease his critics, he hides this. Before he can ful&supl;ll his kingship, he must reveal the truth and be reminded, painfully and powerfully, that his destiny can only be realized through humbly acknowledging his own weakness and the utter suf&supl;ciency of the One who created his destiny in the &supl;rst place.

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    Defy not the heart
  • Author : Amy Blankenship
  • Publisher : Tektime
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9788873041917
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A young girl, born over a thousand years into the future, accidentally steps into the mist of a war stricken land, carrying the one thing with her that can heal or destroy their land: a scared crystal known as The Guardian Heart Crystal. As five brothers are drawn to her and become her protectors, the battle between good and evil turns to a battle of the hearts. Now, with the Crystal shattered and the enemy closing in, the last thing they expected was a spell to turn them against each other. As tempers soar and secrets are kept, jealously becomes a dangerous game between the powerful brothers. When possession becomes an obsession, can the brothers keep the enemy from claiming the one person they are all trying to protect? PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

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    Dark Guardian #2: Full Moon
  • Author : Rachel Hawthorne
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780061858734
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The second installment in fan-favorite author Rachel Hawthorne’s Dark Guardian paranormal romance series about werewolves. Lindsay is promised to Connor . . . but thoughts of Rafe consume her. How much longer can she resist? Lindsey is wild and reckless, a natural rebel—maybe because her entire life was laid out for her even before she was born. Her parents are among the most powerful members of the Dark Guardians, an ancient tribe of werewolves, and they arranged Lindsey's betrothal to Connor long ago. The next full moon is coming all too soon, and then her commitment to Connor will be final—no turning back. She should be happy . . . so why can't she stop thinking about gorgeous, brooding Rafe? When a dangerous threat on the pack escalates, so do tensions between Connor and Rafe. A fight over Lindsey is imminent, but will it be to the death?

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    The Guardian
  • Author : SARAH. FINE,Sarah Fine
  • Publisher : 47North
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1503904830
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Life and death are a gamble for a girl fighting to save humanity in a world she's only beginning to understand. One minute, Ernestine "Ernie" Terwilliger was a fairly normal young woman with an almost normal life. Absent father. Peculiar mother. Family secrets. The next, she was hurled into a land where the Immortal Dealers are waging a battle between good and evil--and where the fate of the world is in the cards. Having only started to master her own deck, the inexperienced Ernie places the wrong bet on the right guy at the worst time. That's when she's bounced into another realm and trapped there by a formidable and power-hungry rogue Dealer who knows more about Ernie's fractured family than Ernie herself does. Now, Ernie's fight to free herself is only the beginning. As the secrets of Ernie's father and his own relics of power start to surface, Ernie will need to tell friend from foe--a feat not as easy as it seems. At least now she has a full deck...because to survive secrets, betrayals, and dangerous dimensions, she'll need to deal the best hand.

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    Lawyers and the Rule of Law
  • Author : Andrew Boon
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 9781509925230
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Law
  • This book examines lawyers' contributions to creating and maintaining the rule of law, one of the pillars of a liberal democracy. It moves from the European Enlightenment to the modern day, exploring the role of judges, government lawyers, and private practitioners in creating, defining, and being defined by, the demands of modern society. The book is divided into 4 parts representing the big themes. The first part considers lawyers' contribution to the growth of constitutionalism, the second, the formulation of roles and identities, and the third the formation of values. The fourth part focuses on the challenges faced by lawyers and the rule of law in the past 50 years, the neoliberal period, and how they challenge both conceptions of lawyers and the rule of law. Each part is illustrated by defining events, from the execution of Charles I, through the Nuremberg Trials, to the insurrection by supporters of Donald Trump in January 2021. Although the focus is on England and Wales, parallel developments in other jurisdictions, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA, are considered. This allows analysis of lawyers' historical and contemporary engagement with the rule of law in jurisdictional systems based on the Common Law. Each chapter is thematic, but the passage through the book is broadly chronological.

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    The Guardian of Isis
  • Author : Monica Hughes
  • Publisher : London : H. Hamilton
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0241105978
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  • Genre : Children's stories
  • By the year 2136 AD the life of the settlers on Isis has regressed amd much technical knowledge lost due to the dictatorial rulings of the President who controls all of the population, except one.