The Seventh Commandment

Author: Lawrence Sanders
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145329841X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lawrence Sanders concludes his bestselling Commandment series with a sizzling tale of hot-blooded lust and stone-cold murder Nothing gets by Dora Conti. Her latest case brings the tough-as-nails claims adjuster to the mean streets of New York, where Lewis Starrett, a wealthy society jeweler, has been fatally stabbed. Though the killer was apparently an amateur, there was a lot of power behind the knife’s thrust. The victim lived in an eighteen-room duplex on Fifth Avenue with his wife, daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. Conti must look into the lives of this privileged clan before deciding whether to pay out Lewis Starrett’s life insurance policy. As it turns out, their family affairs are a seething viper’s nest of lust, adultery, and escalating violence. The body count rises—along with Conti’s growing desire for burnt-out cop John Wenden.

The Seventh Commandment

Author: Tom Fox
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472242416
Format: PDF
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Fans of Simon Toyne and Dan Brown will be gripped by The Seventh Commandment, the electrifying new conspiracy thriller by Tom Fox, author of Dominus. Not every curse is ancient. Not every prophecy is true. Not every fraud is what it seems. The Eternal City is about to become a hotbed of chaos... The River Tiber will run red with blood. The hills of Rome will be cloaked in darkness. A deathly fog will stalk the streets. And that is just the beginning. Seven predictions the world is calling prophecies, and the clock is ticking. But can any of it be real? As the world watches on, it is up to Akkadian specialist Angelina Calla and Vatican expert Ben Verdyx to find out. In a race where every secret conceals a lie and the strange verses of an ancient stone seem to hold the answers, the real question is, can the terrifying truth be unravelled before their time runs out?

The Abrogation of the Seventh Commandment by the American Churches

Author: David Ruggles
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542332620
Format: PDF, Docs
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David Ruggles was born Lyme, Connecticut to David and Nancy Ruggles in 1810. His parents were both free blacks. The family moved to Norwich, where his father was a blacksmith and woodcutter and his mother a caterer. They were devout Methodists. David was the oldest of eight children. He was educated at Sabbath Schools, and was so bright that neighbors paid for a tutor from Yale to teach him Latin.In 1826, sixteen year old Ruggles moved to New York City. There he opened a a grocery store. Initially, he sold liquor but latter embraced the temperance movement and stopped. Becoming involved in the anti-slavery cause, he was a sales agent for and contributor to The Liberator and The Emancipator, abolitionist newspapers.After closing the grocery, Ruggles opened the first African American-owned bookstore in the United States. He edited a New York journal called The Mirror of Liberty, and also published a pamphlet called The Extinguisher. He also published "The Abrogation of the Seventh Commandment" in 1835, an appeal to northern women to confront husbands who kept enslaved black women as mistresses. Ruggles was secretary of the New York Committee of Vigilance, a radical biracial organization to aid fugitive slaves, oppose slavery, and inform enslaved workers in New York about their rights in the state. New York had abolished slavery and stated that slaves voluntarily brought to the state by a master would automatically gain freedom after nine months of residence. On occasion, Ruggles went to private homes after learning that enslaved blacks were hidden there, to tell workers that they were free. In October 1838, Ruggles assisted Frederick Douglass on his journey to freedom, and reunited Douglass with his fianc� Anna Murray. Rev. James Pennington, a run away slave, married Murray and Douglass in Ruggles' home shortly thereafter. Douglass' autobiography 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' explains "I had been in New York but a few days, when Mr. Ruggles sought me out, and very kindly took me to his boarding-house at the corner of Church and Lespenard Streets. Mr. Ruggles was then very deeply engaged in the memorable Darg case, as well as attending to a number of other fugitive slaves, devising ways and means for their successful escape; and, though watched and hemmed in on almost every side, he seemed to be more than a match for his enemies." Ruggles was especially active against "kidnappers," bounty hunters who made a living by capturing escaped slaves. With demand high for slaves in the Deep South, there was also risk from men who kidnapped free blacks and sold them into slavery, as was done to Solomon Northup of Saratoga Springs, New York in 1841. With the Vigilance committee, Ruggles fought for fugitive slaves to have the right to jury trials and helped arrange legal assistance for them. His activism earned him many enemies. Ruggles was physically assaulted and his business was destroyed through arson. He quickly reopened his library and bookshop. There were two known attempts to kidnap him and sell him into slavery in the South.[6] His enemies included fellow abolitionists who disagreed with his tactics. He was criticized for his role in the well-publicized Darg case of 1838 involving a Virginia slaveholder named John P. Darg and his slave, Thomas Hughes. Ruggles suffered from ill health, which intensified following the Darg case. In 1841, his father died, and Ruggles was ailing and almost blind. In 1842, Lydia Maria Child, a fellow abolitionist and friend, arranged for him to join a radical utopian commune called the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, in the present-day village of Florence, Massachusetts.Ruggles died in Florence in 1849, due to a bowel infection.

The Seventh Commandment

Author: Tom Fox
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472242416
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fans of Simon Toyne and Dan Brown will be gripped by The Seventh Commandment, the electrifying new conspiracy thriller by Tom Fox, author of Dominus. Not every curse is ancient. Not every prophecy is true. Not every fraud is what it seems. The Eternal City is about to become a hotbed of chaos... The River Tiber will run red with blood. The hills of Rome will be cloaked in darkness. A deathly fog will stalk the streets. And that is just the beginning. Seven predictions the world is calling prophecies, and the clock is ticking. But can any of it be real? As the world watches on, it is up to Akkadian specialist Angelina Calla and Vatican expert Ben Verdyx to find out. In a race where every secret conceals a lie and the strange verses of an ancient stone seem to hold the answers, the real question is, can the terrifying truth be unravelled before their time runs out?

The Seventh Commandment

Author: Barb McIntyre
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483554872
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book spans 30-plus years and tells the stories of four generations of women. It focuses on relationships; how they begin, what makes them last, and how they can cause both joy and sadness. It's about love, friendship, fidelity, honesty, and keeping secrets. Adultery has touched Sandra’s life, as well as the lives of her grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, and a close friend. One is not aware of it, and one has been deeply affected by it. One has only contemplated it, one only imagined it, one does not regret it, and it is one’s deepest secret. From the starry-eyed letter a soon-to-be-bride writes to herself, to the thoughts of her daughter when she reads that letter, these family members reveal themselves. They reveal how they live and love despite adultery, real or imagined, domestic abuse, the discovery that a loved one is gay, aging, and the death of a spouse.