A King of Infinite Space

Author: Tyler Dilts
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 9781935597094
Format: PDF, Docs
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Homicide detective Danny Beckett investigates the brutal murder of high school teacher Elizabeth Williams, an investigation that brings up past memories for Beckett that leads him on a quest for redemption.

The Pain Scale

Author: Tyler Dilts
Publisher: Long Beach Homicide Novels
ISBN: 9781612186023
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett can't escape the pain. It's everywhere: in the injuries that earned him a year-long medical leave; in the suffering of every victim he's ever encountered; in the agony of his past. But he must keep the pain at bay to prove he still has what it takes to do the job. So it's only fitting that his first major case back is a gruesome one: a California congressman's daughter-in-law and grandchildren have been brutally murdered, and the carnage is some of the worst Danny's ever seen. Is it a mob hit? Political retribution? A random sex crime? Nothing quite adds up…until Danny and his partner, Jennifer Tanaka, begin scratching at the surface of the congressman's picture-perfect family. Beneath the shiny, camera-ready veneer, Danny discovers a dark, twisted tale of suffering — even as the pain of his own past threatens to derail the investigation.

A Cold and Broken Hallelujah

Author: Tyler Dilts
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477824498
Format: PDF
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On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. A defenseless homeless man has been burned to death by three teenagers with gang ties. The suspects are already in custody, and the evidence is overwhelming—but when one suspect's brother is targeted for murder, Danny starts to think there may be more to this seemingly clear-cut case. Obsessed with discovering the true identity of the victim, a gentle vagrant who may have been hiding a tortured past, Danny and his team start to uncover a high-reaching conspiracy that puts them all at risk—and threatens to open new wounds that could cut even deeper than Danny's old ones.

Come Twilight

Author: Tyler Dilts
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477827673
Format: PDF, ePub
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For the first time in years, things are going well for Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett. He s closing cases with his partner, Jennifer Tanaka, and keeping a spare suit at the condo of his girlfriend, Julia Rice. But Danny s peace is shattered when he s called to investigate an apparent suicide one that quickly reveals itself to be murder. Just as Danny begins to investigate, a bomb detonates in his car while it s parked in a mechanic s lot, sidelining him from both the murder case and the hunt for his own assassin. Placed in protective custody at the home of his partner, the headstrong investigator must resist the temptation to break protocol and find the willpower to stop his own self-destructive behavior before it threatens his two most important relationships. But what happens when Danny must choose between following the rules and saving a life?"

Nutshell

Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385542089
Format: PDF
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New from the bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home—a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse—but John's not there. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers. From the Hardcover edition.

Gunslinger

Author: Edward Dorn
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 1478002301
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Fiftieth Anniversary Edition "Gunslinger is a fundamental American masterpiece."---Thomas McGuane This fiftieth anniversary edition commemorates Edward Dorn’s masterpiece, Gunslinger, a comic, anti-epic critique of American capitalism that still resonates today. Set in the American West, the Gunslinger, his talking horse Claude Lévi-Strauss, a saloon madam named Lil, and the narrator called “I” set out in search of the billionaire Howard Hughes. As they travel along the Rio Grande to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and finally on to Colorado, they are joined by a whole host of colorful characters: Dr. Jean Flamboyant, Kool Everything, and Taco Desoxin and his partner Tonto Pronto. During their adventures and hijinks, as captured in Dorn’s multilayered, absurd, and postmodern voice, they joke and smoke their way through debates about the meaning of existence. Put simply, Gunslinger is an American classic. In a new foreword Marjorie Perloff discusses Gunslinger's continued relevance to contemporary politics. This new edition also includes a critical essay by Michael Davidson and Charles Olson’s idiosyncratic “Bibliography on America for Ed Dorn,” which he wrote to provide guidance for Dorn's study of, and writing about, the American West.

The Drifter

Author: Nick Petrie
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1788542428
Format: PDF, ePub
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After eight years as a soldier, Peter Ash came home from Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls 'white static', a buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming the US Pacific coast's mountains and forests, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow and two young children. While repairing her dilapidated porch, he makes two unwelcome discoveries: the first is a dog, the largest, meanest, ugliest dog he's ever laid eyes on; the second surprise is what the dog is guarding – a suitcase containing $400,000 in cash and four slabs of plastic explosive. Just what was his friend caught up in during his final days? Ash will find that the demons of war aren't easy to leave behind...

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307887456
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Where It Hurts

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698184092
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel From the critically acclaimed and award-winning author comes a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die. Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, Gus had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. In the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart and he is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing. Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arm’s length. But Gus’s comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino asks him for help. Four months earlier, Tommy’s son T.J.’s battered body was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the Suffolk County PD doesn’t seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted—Gus Murphy. Gus reluctantly agrees to see what he can uncover. As he begins to sweep away the layers of dust that have collected over the case during the intervening months, Gus finds that Tommy was telling the truth. It seems that everyone involved with the late T.J Delcamino—from his best friend, to a gang enforcer, to a mafia capo, and even the police—has something to hide, and all are willing to go to extreme lengths to keep it hidden. It’s a dangerous favor Gus has taken on as he claws his way back to take a place among the living, while searching through the sewers for a killer.

Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters

Author: Sara Lennox
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495524
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Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann is widely regarded as one of the most important 20th century authors writing in German. This book examines her poetry and prose in historical context, arguing that the feminist interpretations of her writings are the result of shifts in theoretical emphases over a period of three decades.