End of Watch

End of Watch
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Author: Stephen King
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781501134159
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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Now an AT&T Audience Original Series The fabulously suspenseful and "smashing" (The New York Times Book Review) final novel in the Bill Hodges trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers! For nearly six years, in Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Brady Hartsfield has been in a persistent vegetative state. A complete recovery seems unlikely for the insane perpetrator of the “Mercedes Massacre,” in which eight people were killed and many more maimed for life. But behind the vacant stare, Brady is very much awake and aware, having been pumped full of experimental drugs...scheming, biding his time as he trains himself to take full advantage of the deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Brady Hartsfield is about to embark on a new reign of terror against thousands of innocents, hell-bent on taking revenge against anyone who crossed his path—with retired police detective Bill Hodges at the very top of that long list....

End of Watch

End of Watch
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Author: Robert Kirby
Pages: 309
ISBN: UOM:39015058265995
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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"In End of Watch Robert Kirby seeks to honor the memories of the fallen by telling their stories. Culled primarily from news reports - standardized police reporting being a relatively recent invention - Kirby brings to light the circumstances surrounding the deaths of each of the officers who paid the ultimate price in their efforts to keep the peace. Young and old, sons and fathers, brothers and husbands, each story resonates with bitter lessons about lack of training, procedural errors, and often just the bad luck of being in the wrong place at the wrong time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Deep

The Deep
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Author: Nick Cutter
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781476717746
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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Now in mass-market paperback from the national bestselling author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—an utterly terrifying novel that pits the mysteries of The Abyss against the horrors of The Shining. A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily…and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Mariana Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia”’—a universal healer, from initial reports—has been discovered. It may just be the key to eradicating the ’Gets. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine. “Fans of unflinching bleakness and all-out horror will love this novel….Each new shock is freshly disturbing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
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Author: United States. Congress
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32437123595148
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

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End of Watch

End of Watch
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Author: Baxter Clare
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781642472851
Release: 2006-08-01
Editor: Bella Books

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Francis M. Franco. Shot for three bucks and change. The only witness, his ten-year-old daughter. Thirty-five years later, that daughter is LAPD Lieutenant L.A. Franco. Tired of running, Frank realizes it’s time to either face the past or die by its long hand. In an effort to quiet her demons she returns home, to New York’s Lower East Side. But the journey intended to rest old ghosts only resurrects them. While visiting her mother’s grave Frank is stunned to discover a lead in her father’s long-unsolved murder. Aided by NYPD Detective Annie Silvester, Frank follows the lone clue down the unlit steps of memory to a final, unthinkable resolution. In End of Watch, L.A. Franco at last kneels before Fate and in so doing becomes its master.

I Like to Watch

I Like to Watch
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Author: Emily Nussbaum
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780525508984
Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From her creation of the "Approval Matrix" in New Yorkmagazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prizewinning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has argued that we've been looking at TV all wrong. In this collection, including two never-before-published essays, Nussbaum writes about her passion for television, beginning with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show that set her on a fresh intellectual path. She explores the rise of the female screw-up, how fans warp the shows they love, the messy power of sexual violence on TV, and the year that jokes helped elect a reality-television president. There are three big profiles of TV showrunners as well as examinations of the legacies of Norman Lear and Joan Rivers. The book also includes a major new essay written during the year of #MeToo, wrestling with the question of what to do when the artist you love is a monster. More than a collection of reviews, the book makes a case for toppling the status anxiety that has long haunted the "idiot box," even as it transformed. Through it all, Nussbaum recounts her fervent search, over fifteen years, for a new kind of criticism, one that resists the false hierarchy that elevates one kind of culture (violent, dramatic, gritty) over another (joyful, funny, stylized). I Like to Watchtraces her own struggle to punch through stifling notions of "prestige television," searching for a more expansive, more embracing vision of artistic ambition-one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity and opens to more varied voices. It's a book that celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean.

Signs of The End Times Key Events To Watch

Signs of The End Times  Key Events To Watch
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Author: Erika Grey
Pages: 54
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: Erika Grey

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For those new to Bible Prophecy or if you already study the topic and would like to learn more, Signs of the End Times: Keys Events To Watch, provides all of the core signs that are listed in various Bible passages. In addition, this work provides categories and subcategories. It is hard to find a complete and accurate source listing the end time signs, which is why this book was written. Those covered are both in the social and geopolitical realm, which teaches the nations that matter and why. This is a first in the Short Book Series intended to instruct on end time Bible Prophecy. This first work in the series focuses on how to correctly identify the signs of the end times.

End of Watch

End of Watch
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Author: Baxter Clare
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781642472851
Release: 2006-08-01
Editor: Bella Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Francis M. Franco. Shot for three bucks and change. The only witness, his ten-year-old daughter. Thirty-five years later, that daughter is LAPD Lieutenant L.A. Franco. Tired of running, Frank realizes it’s time to either face the past or die by its long hand. In an effort to quiet her demons she returns home, to New York’s Lower East Side. But the journey intended to rest old ghosts only resurrects them. While visiting her mother’s grave Frank is stunned to discover a lead in her father’s long-unsolved murder. Aided by NYPD Detective Annie Silvester, Frank follows the lone clue down the unlit steps of memory to a final, unthinkable resolution. In End of Watch, L.A. Franco at last kneels before Fate and in so doing becomes its master.

The Nightwatch

The Nightwatch
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Author: Sergei Lukyanenko
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780307373656
Release: 2009-06-12
Editor: Seal Books

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The phenomenal Russian bestseller. A vampire novel set in a richly realized post-Soviet Moscow, The Night Watch has sold across Europe and to 20th Century Fox for huge advances. In The Night Watch, the first of a trilogy, and reminiscent of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials in its ambitions and achievement, the setting is contemporary Moscow. A small number of Muscovites with supernatural powers — those who are Other, owing allegiance either to the Dark or the Light — co-exist in an uneasy truce, each side keeping a close eye on the other’s activities around the city. Anton, an Other on the side of the Light, is a night-watchman, patrolling the streets and Metro of the city as he protects ordinary people from the vampires of the Dark. On his rounds, Anton comes across a young woman, Svetlana, whom he realizes is under a curse that threatens the entire city, and a boy, Igor, a young Other, as yet unaware of his own enormous power. Partnered by Olga, an Other who is in the form of an owl, he struggles to remove the curse and thereby save the city, while at the same time prevent Igor from falling into the clutches of the Dark. The Night Watch explores the nature of good and evil and the tensions between the individual and the collective in a gripping narrative that owes as much to The Master and Margarita as it is does to the richly realized worlds of Philip Pullman and Tolkien.

The Watch That Ends the Night

The Watch That Ends the Night
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Author: Hugh MacLennan
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9780773577121
Release: 2014-06-22
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

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Jerome Martell abadoned his wife Catherine and their daughter Sally to fight on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. After he was presumed dead, Catherine married her childhood friend George. Twelve years later, Jerome returned to Montreal and turned Catherine's life upside down.

Hard Light

Hard Light
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Author: Elizabeth Hand
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781250030375
Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: Minotaur Books

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Punk photographer Cass Neary, “one of noir’s great anti-heroes” (Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love), rages back in the series that began with the award-winning novels Generation Loss and Available Dark. Fleeing Reykjavik and a cluster of cult murders, Cass lands in London to rendezvous with her longtime lover Quinn, a person of interest to both Interpol and the Russian mob. Only Quinn doesn’t show up. Alone in London and fearing the worst, Cass hooks up with a singer-songwriter with her own dark past, who brings her to the wrong party. Cass becomes entangled with the party’s host, Mallo Tierney, an eccentric gangster with a penchant for cigar cutters and neatly-wrapped packages, and a trio of dissolute groupies connected to a notorious underground filmmaker. Forced to run Mallo's contraband, Cass is suddenly enmeshed in a web of murder, betrayal, and artistic and sexual obsession that extends from London to the stark beauty of England’s Land’s End Peninsula, where she uncovers an archeological enigma that could change our view of human history—if she survives. Strobe-lit against an apocalyptic background of rock and roll, rave culture, fast drugs and transgressive photography, Hard Light continues the breathless, breathtaking saga of Cassandra Neary, “an anti-hero for the ages. We’d follow Cass anywhere, into any glittery abyss, and do.” [Megan Abbot, author of The Fever]

Strange Weather

Strange Weather
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Author: Joe Hill
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062663139
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: HarperCollins

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A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill. "One of America’s finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Lethem. In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature’s continual war between good and evil," (Providence Journal-Bulletin) who "pushes genre conventions to new extremes" (New York Times Book Review) deftly expose the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life. "Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap. A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft." On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. "Rain" explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world. In "Loaded," a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning. Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from an artist who is "quite simply the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Kortya).

Ender s Game

Ender s Game
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Author: Jed Alger,Gavin Hood
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1608872777
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown

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Presents the behind-the-scenes details of the motion picture, featuring interviews, concept art, the visual effects process, and profiles of the cast and crew.

A Man His Watch

A Man   His Watch
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Author: Matt Hranek
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781579658199
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Artisan Books

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“I’ve paged through stacks of books on the history of watches. . . . But I hadn’t come across a book that actually moved me until I picked up A Man and His Watch. The volume is filled with heartfelt stories.” —T: The New York Times Style Magazine Paul Newman wore his Rolex Daytona every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. JFK’s Omega worn to his presidential inauguration, Ralph Lauren’s watch purchased from Andy Warhol’s personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex worn during the first-ever summit of Mt. Everest . . . these and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece. Through these intimate accounts and Hranek’s storytelling, the watches become more than just timepieces and status symbols; they represent historical moments, pioneering achievements, heirlooms, family mementos, gifts of affection, and lifelong friendships.

Blood Salt Water

Blood  Salt  Water
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Author: Denise Mina
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781409140764
Release: 2015-07-30
Editor: Hachette UK

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*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER 2016 *** Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water. Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him. Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town - quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests. As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode. As DI Alex Morrow investigates, she uncovers a connection too close to home - and the case is gets more personal than she could possibly imagine.

End of Watch

End of Watch
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Author: Vicki Melancon
Pages: 172
ISBN: 1425996477
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Unknown

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Brian Bayly has noticed, and points out in the simplest terms, a feature of the human mind that everybody enjoys but no-one else has cottoned onto. When younger, he traveled in empty lands --- he led the only party that has ever penetrated Antarctica's "Forbidden Plateau." In this book he is in the midst of the human crowd but still breaking new ground. Others have noticed separate details but Bayly sees the whole elephant. Readers will learn something about themselves and about what we enjoy, about Yasmin (with freckles) and about Anju who makes bad coffee. The lively writing animates a wholly serious and well-researched account of a source of pleasure that should have been recognized decades ago. The little-noticed effect pervades our lives and seems to reach down to the deepest levels: if life goes beyond seeking material comfort, what else do we hope tomorrow will bring? What motivates us to enrich our minds and be different from chimpanzees? No expertise necessary! Any readers over age fifteen will be able to see how this neglected topic sheds light on their personal lives and on the hopes and behavior of people at large.

Watch with Me

Watch with Me
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Author: Dame Cicely Saunders
Pages: 50
ISBN: 0954419227
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

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"A Collection of essays and reflections, Cicely Saunders explores a deep and enduring preoccupation: the relationship between personal biography, the spiritual life and an ethics of care." --Cover.

The Outsider

The Outsider
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Author: Stephen King
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781473676411
Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Hachette UK

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Now a major HBO and Sky Atlantic limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn. 'If you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one' Daily Mail A horrifying crime. Water-tight evidence points to a single suspect. Except he was seventy miles away, with an iron-clad alibi. Detective Anderson sets out to investigate the impossible: how can the suspect have been both at the scene of the crime and in another town?

Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name
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Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781848314139
Release: 2012-10-04
Editor: Icon Books

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the mistreatment of black Americans. In this 'precise and eloquent work' - as described in its Pulitzer Prize citation - Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an 'Age of Neoslavery' that thrived in the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude thereafter. By turns moving, sobering and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals these stories, the companies that profited the most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.

The Lorax

The Lorax
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Author: Dr. Seuss
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780385372022
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: RH Childrens Books

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Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Seuss and the Lorax in this classic picture book about protecting the environment! I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who can’t. With a recycling-friendly “Go Green” message, The Lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted, all in a story that is timely, playful and hopeful. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference. Printed on recycled paper, this book is the perfect gift for Earth Day and for any child—or child at heart—who is interested in recycling, advocacy and the environment, or just loves nature and playing outside. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.” –President Barack Obama