The Greater Good

Author: Casey Moreton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743488733
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A high-velocity political thriller from a gifted first-time novelist follows the hunt for a videotape that terrifyingly reveals Washington's deadliest secret: the shocking identity of the vice president's assassin. First, there is the bullet -- the bullet fired from the rifle of one of the world's most elusive assassins. Second, there is the body -- the body of the vice president of the United States. Finally, there is the secret, a secret poised to wreak chaos so potent as to bring the highest powers of government to their knees. Welcome to the high-stakes world of The Greater Good, a heart-pounding, lightning-paced suspense novel that boldly marks the arrival of a singular new writing talent, Casey Moreton. Hours before an assassin's bullet rips through his bedroom window, Vice President James Ettinger makes an explosive confession on videotape. When the smoke clears in the aftermath of the assassination, the tape has vanished. And the race is on. From the dizzying heights of Washington insider power to the subterranean realm of win-at-all-costs political maneuvering, the quest to find the mysterious videotape snatches readers up in a relentless whirlwind of espionage, brutal policy warfare, and the intricate machinations of no-holds-barred power brokering. Only one thing is clear: those responsible for Ettinger's death will stop at nothing to make sure his final words are never heard. Putting his crew of engaging, multidimensional characters through their paces as they negotiate a treacherous political maze, novelist Casey Moreton proves himself a natural storyteller with seemingly unlimited surprises up his sleeve.

Dark Moonlighting Series Boxed Set Books 4 5

Author: Scott Haworth
Publisher: Scott Haworth
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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This boxed set contains the last two novels of the humorous Dark Moonlighting series in one convenient file. The bundle contains Dark Moonlighting 4: The One with the Whales and Dark Moonlighting 5: Electric Dark Moonlightingaloo for one low price. Book 4 Description: Nick Whittier has mastered a lot of different professions during his nearly seven centuries of existence. Now the lovable vampire is tasked with the most important job that he has ever had. When aliens attack Earth, it is up to Nick and his friends to defeat them. He has killed over 30,000 people to quench his thirst for human blood, but many more will die because of the decisions he makes as President of the United States. The odds are stacked against humanity, and Nick’s latest job could be his last. Dark Moonlighting 4: The One with the Whales is the fourth book in the humorous Dark Moonlighting series. It explores science fiction clichés and pokes fun at popular movies and television shows like Independence Day, Star Trek, Signs, Battleship and Doctor Who. Book 5 Description: Nick Whittier, the lovable vampire who has murdered over 30,000 people, returns in this exciting conclusion to the Dark Moonlighting series. He has had many jobs over his nearly seven centuries of existence, but now he faces his most important challenge. The zombie apocalypse is at hand, and it is up to Nick and his friends to save humanity. Who will live? Who will die? Will Nick finally be cured of the vampire virus? What caused the zombie outbreak? Does asking a bunch of questions in the book description really encourage readers to buy it? Dark Moonlighting 5: Electric Dark Moonlightingaloo is the fifth book in the humorous Dark Moonlighting series. It explores zombie clichés and pokes fun at popular movies and television shows like Dawn of the Dead and The Walking Dead. The Dark Moonlighting Series: Dark Moonlighting Dark Moonlighting 2: Kruse Control Dark Moonlighting 3: Live Free or Dark Moonlighting Hard Dark Moonlighting 4: The One with the Whales Dark Moonlighting 5: Electric Dark Moonlightingaloo Keywords: vampires, werewolves, humor, zombies, aliens, superhero, post-apocalyptic

Safe Haven A History of Refugees in America

Author: David W. Haines
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN: 1565493958
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The notion of America as land of refuge is vital to American civic consciousness yet over the past seventy years the country has had a complicated and sometimes erratic relationship with its refugee populations. Attitudes and actions toward refugees from the government, voluntary organizations, and the general public have ranged from acceptance to rejection; from well-wrought program efforts to botched policy decisions. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary and historical material, and based on the author s three-decade experience in refugee research and policy, "Safe Haven?" provides an integrated portrait of this crucial component of American immigration and of American engagement with the world. Covering seven decades of immigration history, Haines shows how refugees and their American hosts continue to struggle with national and ethnic identities and the effect this struggle has had on American institutions and attitudes.

The Great Iron War Books 1 3

Author: Dean F. Wilson
Publisher: Dioscuri Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first three books in the Great Iron War steampunk dystopian fantasy series, collected together in a digital box set for the first time. 1. HOPEBREAKER In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive. Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power. When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war. 2. LIFEMAKER The Regime is on the hunt, forcing the Resistance to take refuge aboard the Lifemaker, an advanced submarine that houses a special cargo: a handful of women who can still give birth to human children. To evade the Regime's own submersibles, all parties must work together, but tensions are high, and not everyone on board is looking out for the greater good. As they descend into the deeps, they quickly learn that not all monsters work for the Regime. 3. SKYSHAKER The Resistance takes to the clouds aboard the Skyshaker, the newly-completed airship aimed at dominating the heavens, when the land far below has become a hellish place ruled by demons. General Rommond fixes his attention on the city of Blackout, the old capital of the world, controlled by the Treasury, who are themselves controlled by the ruthless Regime. The skies above that city will no longer hide in smog; fire and fury will light up the sky. That centre of the old civilised world will either shift allegiance to the Resistance, or it will burn to the ground. Yet there are always others who will resist the attempted change of power. From sky pirates and mob bankers to the feared mechanical men of the Iron Guard, Jacob and his new family of freedom fighters will face greater challenges than they have ever faced before. As bombs drop from the sky like the iron tears of gods, there are other revelations that will shake the foundations of everyone struggling to save humanity.

Surgery of the Hip E Book

Author: Daniel J. Berry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455727059
Format: PDF, ePub
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Surgery of the Hip is your definitive, comprehensive reference for hip surgery, offering coverage of state-of-the-art procedures for both adults and children. Modelled after Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, it presents detailed guidance on the latest approaches and techniques, so you can offer your patients - both young and old - the best possible outcomes. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Master the latest methods such as the use of fixation devices for proximal femoral fractures, hip preservation surgery, and problems with metal on metal-bearing implants. Make optimal use of the latest imaging techniques, surgical procedures, equipment, and implants available. Navigate your toughest clinical challenges with vital information on total hip arthroplasty, pediatric hip surgery, trauma, and hip tumor surgery. Browse the complete contents online, view videos of select procedures, and download all the images at www.expertconsult.com!

Integrating the Smart Home and Its Owner Books 1 and 2

Author: Andy Lynn Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780974183107
Format: PDF, ePub
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Did you know that it's not unusual for upscale homeowners to pay $30,000 to $50,000 for high end home automation? This book shows readers how to do it for one-tenth of that. The author is a former network engineer holding Microsoft and Cisco certifications.

Tumors of the Spine E Book

Author: Daniel H. Kim
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437721648
Format: PDF, Docs
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Achieve optimal outcomes for your patients with this new multimedia reference. Organized by tumor then by region, this resource details diagnostic and therapeutic options for primary and malignant spinal tumors. Over 25 key procedures--including minimally invasive surgery--are presented in a concise, stepwise fashion, putting the key information you need right at your fingertips! Over 600 illustrations round out this exhaustive new reference. Keep up to date on the latest advances in diagnosis and therapy with discussions of the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive spine surgery. Chapter templating helps you understand the entire procedure as well as key aspects, pearls and pitfalls, before heading into the OR. Have all the information you need to make a diagnosis and plan patient management with oversized, full color clinical photos and line drawings that illustrate key diagnoses and surgical procedures.