* A different sort of true climbing adventure—this one with terrorists, kidnappings, and AK47s * New afterword by the author * First time in paperback Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America’s best young rock climbers—Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason “Singer” Smith, and John Dickey—were asleep in their portaledges high on the Yellow Wall in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan. At daybreak, they would be kidnapped at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of secret bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and is linked to Al Qaeda. The kidnappers, themselves barely out of their teens, intended to use their hostages as human shields and for ransom money as they moved across Kyrgyzstan. They hid the climbers by day and marched them by night through freezing, treacherous mountain terrain, with little food, no clean water, and the constant threat of execution. The four climbers -- the oldest of them only 25 -- would see a fellow hostage, a Kyrgyz soldier, executed before their eyes. And in a remarkable life-and-death crucible over six terrifying days, they would be forced to choose between saving their own lives and committing an act none of them thought they ever could. In Over the Edge, the climbers reveal the complete story of their nightmarish ordeal to journalist and climber Greg Child. With riveting details, Child re-creates the entire hour-by-hour drama, from the first ricocheting bullets to the climatic decision that gains them their freedom. Set in a region rife with narcotics and terrorism, this is a compelling story about loyalty and the will to survive. What continues to make it relevant today, 15 years after the events took place, is the geopolitical context -- the incident happened, eerily, on the eve of 9–/11; the fact that at least two of the four climbers continue to be prominent in the sport; and the details incorporated into the story around the media hype and controversy regarding the climbers and their story.
Suzanne Brockmann has taken romantic suspense by storm with her action-packed thrillers. Now she has written the most gripping novel of her career–an unforgettable story of an explosive hostage situation in which two people are caught between the call of duty and the lure of destiny. Her passion is flying. As one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves, Lieutenant Teri Howe is strong, dedicated, and highly skilled–until a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything she’s worked for. Rock steady Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok has made a career of tackling difficult challenges. So it’s no surprise when he comes to Teri’s aid, knowing that his personal code of honor–and perhaps his heart–will be at risk. But when a jet carrying an American senator’s daughter is hijacked, Stan’s unflinching determination and Teri’s steadfast courage are put to the ultimate test. The rescue mission will be daring and dangerous. But somewhere between peril and resolution, the line between friends and lovers begins to blur, pushing both their lives over the edge. . . . BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Suzanne Brockmann's Born to Darkness.
Author: Norah McClintock Genre: Children of divorced parents Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers ISBN: 193527967X Book Pages: 216 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Nobody knows how Peter ended up at the bottom of MacAdams Lookout. Chloe cant figure it out, or why his mother seems to think she was his friend. Peter had no friends. He was a loner, more interested in astronomy than in other people. But something or someone pushed him over the edge...
Author: CD Reiss Genre: Fiction Publisher: Flip City Media Inc. ISBN: 9781942833512 Book Pages: Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE EDGE SERIES Their roles have switched, and the cure kills. Will they come home whole? Or will both of them be broken? Caden must follow the clues of Greyson’s past to find her cure in the present--unraveling a series of events he has no knowledge of in order to lead his wife to safety. He’ll give up everything to be there for her. His sanity. His career. His life. No sacrifice is too great. No puzzle too complex. He must finish what his wife started and solve this shocking mystery before he loses her forever. -------- *The Edge* Rough Edge On the Edge Broken Edge Over the Edge
Editorial Reviews "The third book in Wild’s Bridge series is a fantastic read, certain to woo new readers and satiate her returning fans. Over the Edge checks off all the boxes: it’s emotional, intense and extremely sexy. Wild taps into an often thought of as taboo fantasy — one woman sharing two men — and makes it a possibility, allowing the reader to live vicariously through the main character. While this is part of the Bridge series, it’s also effective as a standalone novel." -RT Book Reviews "Sinful, emotional, explosive, profound...this is all the best we know and love from Meredith Wild, cranked to an epic Level 11. You will not be able to put it down." -USA Today Bestselling Author Angel Payne "Scorching hot ménage? Check. A romance that will pull at your heartstrings? Check. A story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it? Check. What more can I say? I simply loved it." -NYT Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett "Just when you thought Meredith Wild had delivered the hottest, steamiest scenes in the romance world, she turns it up. Over the Edge will leave you wondering how you ever lived without men like Ian and Will in your bed. At the same time. Man. I wished I was Olivia." -USA Today Bestselling Author CD Reiss "An intriguing, sexy story about unexpected love and balancing others' expectations against your heart" -NYT Bestselling Author Shayla Black "Emotionally charged. Sexy. Forbidden. You won’t be able to put Over the Edge down." -Heidi McLaughlin, NYT Bestselling Author "Intensely sexy and deeply romantic, Over The Edge is more than just a scorching hot menage story -- it's about a captivating love that you can't help but root for." -Lauren Blakely, NYT Bestselling Author "Meredith Wild delivers yet again with another sizzling romance where sharing takes on a whole new meaning... " -Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends series "Meredith Wild creates the perfect ménage for her fans: scorching sex, unexpected love, and a happily ever after sure to please romance fans long after they've closed the cover on Ian, Olivia, and Will." -Madhuri Pavamani "Meredith Wild has totally turned up the heat... An all out 5-star read full of hotness, sex appeal, emotional gut-wrenching feels, and moral dilemmas throughout!" -Two Girls Who Love Books "#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild, turns up the heat to scorching with the third book in the Bridge series. Sinfully sexy with a ménage romance, everyone will love Liv, Will and Ian’s story." -Vilma's Book Blog "The heat is on! Meredith Wild really turns it up with this sizzling, beautifully written menage story. Two sexy, captivating men and one strong, determined heroine. I loved Meredith's Hacker Series and this is just as good and at times even hotter. All I can say is WOW!" -Nelle L'Amour, NYT Bestselling Author of the THAT MAN TRILOGY. "Meredith Wild ends the series with such a gem." -Heroes & Heartbreakers "One of the hottest books I've ever read." -Book Boyfriend Addict "Erotic and unexpectedly tender..." -Kirkus Reviews "I was hooked from the start! Over The Edge was sexy as hell with a love story I never saw coming." -Nina Levine, USA Today Bestselling Author "My fingers are still virtually scorched from scrolling the pages of this smoking hot book." -Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews Synopsis Olivia Bridge has always been a good girl—good grades, good friends, and a good job that her wealthy parents handed her. Desperate to carve out a life that is truly hers, Liv walks away from it all and takes on the challenge of helping her brothers open a chain of fitness centers in New York City. Just as she’s beginning to find her footing in a new place, she’s caught between two men who couldn’t be more determined to turn all her goodness inside out. Will Donovan has the capital to make the Bridge brothers’ entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Taking their uptight sister to bed seems a reasonable perk for the risk. Liv is the smartest, sexiest prude Will’s ever met, and he can’t wait to break her down. Life is too short for Ian Savo to play by anyone’s rules. Sharing women with his friend isn’t anything new, so when Will introduces him to Liv, he can’t wait to get a taste. But falling for the same girl, or falling at all, was never in the plans...
Author: Jonathan Kellerman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 1451609841 Book Pages: 544 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
From the New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling novel in the Alex Delaware series about a psychotic teenage boy accused of six murders. When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before—and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer. Wooed by a high-powered attorney to build a defense, Alex will get a chance to do what he couldn’t five years ago. And when he peers into a family’s troubled history and Jamey’s brilliant, tormented mind, the psychologist puts himself at the heart of a high-profile case. Because Alex knows that in a realm of money, loss, and madness, something terrible pushed Jamey over the edge—or else someone is getting away with murder.
Author: Laurence Bergreen Genre: History Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 0061865885 Book Pages: 512 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan’s historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage—now updated with a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of his journey. “Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account... it is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner.”— New York Times Book Review Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself. Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage.
Author: Harlan Ellison Genre: Literary Collections Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781497604476 Book Pages: 234 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
An essential collection of short stories and essays from the multi-award-winning author of Deathbird Stories. “Arguably the best and most prolific author of novellas and novelettes that Anglophone letters has produced.” —Norman Spinrad, author of Bug Jack Barron, from his Foreword Despite the awards and accolades that categorize Harlan Ellison as a science fiction writer, his canon of work spans a diverse range of categories across fiction and nonfiction. He is, first and foremost, a writer of the human condition, whether he’s richly imagining characters’ experiences and adventures or commenting on the foibles and follies of those he had the misfortune to meet and observe. Over the Edge brings together ten of Ellison’s stories and three of his essays. From a sheriff’s ignoble end in an Old West town to a conspiracy on the steel beams of a construction site and an astronaut’s lonely existence and descent into madness, Ellison’s fiction resides in a genre of his own creation. Meanwhile, his commentary about topics such as writing for Star Trek and interactions with fans captures real human behavior more bizarre and horrifying than anything his imagination can conjure. Includes: “Pennies, Off a Dead Man’s Eyes,” “The End of the Time of Leinard,” “3,” “Faces of Fear: An Essay,” “Blind Lightning,” “Walk the High Steel,” “Shadow Play,” “The Words in Spock’s Mouth: An Essay,” “From a Great Height,” “Night Vigil,” “Xenogenesis: An Essay,” “Rock God,” “Ah-Wegh Thogha,” “Ernest and the Machine God”
In six weeks Zoe Harper will marry Dan Costi in an over-the-top Sydney society wedding. But when she recieves an unexpected gift from her future mother-in -law, Zoe realises she's making a huge mistake. In a blazing sidewalk argument she breaks up with her fiance, and sets out to find the life she thinks she should be living. Always a planner, she makes a list of goals, and it's all carefully laid out, until she meets Angus Creed. Tainted by gossip and with a well publicised failed engagement behind him, Angus has become a master at keeping an emotional distance. Until he meets Zoe.