Weapons of Redemption

Author: Saloni Quinby
ISBN: 9781549838552
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Five men, enslaved by a vampire pirate and forced to do his bidding, rebelled against their master and earned the wrath of a monster. Now, while plotting to destroy the man who, centuries later, still thinks he owns them, they use their powers to protect other victims.Whips and Chains: In a seedy underworld of sex and violence, a serial killer is stalking men and Guy is called upon to find the murderer. Ryan, a professional Dom known as the Beast Tamer, specializes in meting out pleasure and pain to oversized men. Is the sexy young man with a mysterious past the next victim -- or the killer?Sword and Shield: Rule coped with his abduction by the vampire pirate Tarun by cutting off his emotions. After centuries of self-control through punishment, he found a man who finally reached his heart. Now it's up to Rule to save his former lover, but once he sees Joel again, will Rule be able to resist him?Cloak and Dagger: When police detective Bryce Tarunson arrests a man who looks just like his lover from two thousand years ago, he's pulled closer to the vampiric master he hates. The bond between Bryce and Shane forces them into a battle that might end in the destruction of the Weapons of Redemption.Marksmen: Ansley and Brayden were stolen as boys by the hated vampire pirate, Tarun, to work aboard his ship. As men, their friendship blossomed into a deep, undeniable love. In the final battle between the vampire pirate and the Weapons of Redemption, Ansley and Brayden's love for each other will either save or destroy them.Fangs and Floggers: To lure his rebellious blood children back into the fold, ancient vampire Tarun abducted the hunter Adrian. He hadn't bargained on his human prisoner being a match for him in every way -- including his darkest desires. Though Tarun warns Adrian he won't like what he hears, the hunter is determined to uncover the secrets of the vampire's twisted past.Publisher's Note: Weapons of Redemption includes the previously published novellas Whips and Chains, Sword and Shield, Cloak and Dagger, Marksmen, and Fangs and Floggers.

Redemption Ark

Author: Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575087730
Format: PDF
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The Inhibitors are back and Humanity is doomed! Many, many millennia ago, the Inhibitors seeded the universe with machines designed to detect intelligent life - and then to suppress it. But after hundreds of millions of years, the machines started to fail and intelligent cultures started to emerge. Then Dr Dan Sylveste and the crew of Infinity discovered what had happened to the long-vanished Amarantin race ... and awakened the Inhibitors. On Yellowstone, where no one is quite who they appear, the Inquisitor and the planet's Most Wanted War Criminal are watching as the Inhibitors turn a small group of planets into raw materials. Whatever they are building with those materials is not going to be good for Humanity. Once again, Al Reynolds has produced a stunning, universe-spanning space opera of mind-blowing proportions. Big in size, big in concepts, REDEMPTION ARK will leave you gasping at its audacity and breathless at its conclusion. This is British SF at its absolute best.

Weapons Upon Her Body

Author: Sandra Ladick Collins
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443845868
Format: PDF
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The biblical stories of Lot’s daughters, Tamar, Ruth and Bathsheba, share much in common – singular women who are left to rely upon their own wits to achieve some measure of victory over the men around them. Scholarly interpretation of these women often reduces them to mere stock characters who inform civic notions about Israel, the perennial underdog who, like these women, achieves against great odds. Or, they reflect the trickery and moral ambiguity inherent in their line as ancestresses of the House of David. However, when read for their gender information (and not for what they can tell readers about Israel), one finds women who employ strategies of deception and trickery, motivated by individual self-interest, in order to successfully maneuver within the system to their benefit. Such initiative can be seen as valorous: they save themselves through their own pluck and ingenuity. Thus, a close consideration of these stories finds that heroic biblical women carry their essential weapons upon and within themselves in their drive, their resolve and their cleverness. Using methods from biblical study as well as folklore, this study identifies biblical women motivated by self-interest coupled with deception and an incidence of the “bedtrick,” an instance of sexual trickery that challenges the text’s power and gender dynamics. This identification puts Lot’s daughters, Tamar, Ruth and Bathsheba, in league with female heroes from folk tale and legend. By contrasting and comparing common motifs and actions with traits established by other non-biblical female heroic narratives, strong heroic themes are located in all four narratives. This offers a dynamic argument for identifying the female biblical heroic. This work concludes that this new identification of heroic women in the Bible profoundly affects further interpretation of the Bible.

Uncompromised The Rise Fall and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA

Author: Nada Prouty
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230341241
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Nada Prouty served her country loyally, with distinction, and, as universally acknowledged by her colleagues, with great personal courage as a CIA covert officer. This tale of rampant trampling of citizen's rights is a vivid reminder of the responsibility of citizens to be vigilant against unaccountable government overreach if we hope to keep a strong democracy, where the rule of law prevails and where a citizen is presumed innocent until proven guilty." -Valerie Plame, author of Fair Game When Nada Prouty came to the United States as a young woman, she fell in love with the democracy and freedom of her new home. After a childhood in war-torn Lebanon with an abusive father and facing the prospect of an arranged marriage, she jumped at the chance to forge her own path in America-a path that led to exciting undercover work in the FBI, then the CIA. As a leading agent widely lauded by her colleagues, she worked on the most high-profile terrorism cases in recent history, including the hunt for Saddam Hussein and the bombing of the USS Cole, often putting her life on the line and usually getting her man. But all this changed in the wake of 9/11, at the height of anti-Arab fervor, when federal investigators charged Prouty with passing intelligence to Hezbollah. Lacking sufficient evidence to make their case in court, prosecutors went to the media, suggesting that she had committed treason. Prouty, dubbed "Jihad Jane" by the New York Post, was quickly cast as a terrorist mastermind by the relentless 24-hour news cycle, and a scandal-hungry public ate it up. Though the CIA and federal judge eventually exonerated Prouty of all charges, she was dismissed from the agency and stripped of her citizenship. In Uncompromised, Prouty tells her whole story in a bid to restore her name and reputation in the country that she loves. Beyond a thrilling story of espionage and betrayal, this is a sobering commentary on cultural alienation, the power of fear, and what it means to truly love America.

Beyond Redemption

Author: Carole Emberton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602427X
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In the months after the end of the Civil War, there was one word on everyone’s lips: redemption. From the fiery language of Radical Republicans calling for a reconstruction of the former Confederacy to the petitions of those individuals who had worked the land as slaves to the white supremacists who would bring an end to Reconstruction in the late 1870s, this crucial concept informed the ways in which many people—both black and white, northerner and southerner—imagined the transformation of the American South. Beyond Redemption explores how the violence of a protracted civil war shaped the meaning of freedom and citizenship in the new South. Here, Carole Emberton traces the competing meanings that redemption held for Americans as they tried to come to terms with the war and the changing social landscape. While some imagined redemption from the brutality of slavery and war, others—like the infamous Ku Klux Klan—sought political and racial redemption for their losses through violence. Beyond Redemption merges studies of race and American manhood with an analysis of post-Civil War American politics to offer unconventional and challenging insight into the violence of Reconstruction.

Evil s Redemption

Author: Mark Barresi
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456735659
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the exciting and shocking sequel to the Dark Mist Of Autumn. Mark Barresi has set out to create a blend of Horror and Action that will quip the reader page after page of a full adrenaline rush. He has created a hero never before seen in novel or film. An ancient Evil that has no remorse or fear to let any one stand in their way so that their beliefs to their one true lord will live on forever. In the true meaning of Good against Evil.Malapaso homicide detective Marc Collins stars in his second novel. He believes he has saved Kathy Westscott from the evil satanic cult that wanted to sacrifice her to the supreme dark lord himself. Collins thinks he can now concentrate on retiring from the police force, and he looks forward to his life with Dr. Shannon Medford. However, Jacob Mulkryne and his followers now set forth their plan of vengeance to stop at nothing as they try to end Collin's life and all who helped him save Kathy-and put an end to Mulkryne's devout first colony,which he founded himself so many years ago. Mulkryne will send out his legions of evil to make certain Kathy is properly scarifi ed this time as his soul seeks forgiveness to Satan for his failure. Marc will have to endure more pain physically and mentally because he knows he has to go all out and destroy the one man who holds a wrath of evil and destruction never before seen in our modern world. With the help of FBI Special Agent David Calico. Marc will set out on a mission of vengeance and personal sacrifice to defeat the greatest evil of all-or else fail and let Mulkryne have his unholy redemptiontion.

The Redemption

Author: Michael Coyle
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430300566
Format: PDF
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After one wild night out, Veronica McKenly and her friends- Connor, Stacey, Michael, Frank, and Erin- return home to discover some abnormal activity on the bank of the town's creek. After some investigation, they inadvertently find themselves at the center of the town's secular controversy. The Church that once embraced its members is rapidly being split apart by Father Krath's extremists, who are desperately seeking to right everyone's wrongs. Veronica and her friends are among the first to bear witness to the devastations, as the town "sinners" soon learn the true meaning of redemption.

Red Dead Redemption Weapons

Author: Source: Wikia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781234710347
Format: PDF
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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Rare weapons, Weapons in Liars and Cheats, Weapons in Undead Nightmare, Carcano Rifle, Evans Repeater, Exquisite Taste, LeMat Revolver, Mauser Pistol, Semi-auto Shotgun, Bolt Action Rifle, Buffalo Rifle, Cannon, Carcano Rifle, Cattleman Revolver, Double-action Revolver, Double-barreled Shotgun, Dynamite, Evans Repeater, Explosive Rifle, Fire Bottle, Fists, Gatling Gun, Golden Guns, Henry Repeater, High Power Pistol, Hunting Knife, Lasso, LeMat Revolver, Mauser Pistol, Maxim Gun, Nigel West Dickens' Elixir, Pistols, Pump-action Shotgun, Rare Weapons, Repeater Carbine, Revolvers, Rifles, Rolling Block Rifle, Sawed-off Shotgun, Schofield Revolver, Scoped Rifles, Semi-automatic Pistol, Semi-auto Shotgun, Shotguns, Springfield Rifle, Throwing Knives, Thrown Weapons, Tomahawk, Volcanic Pistol, Weapons in Redemption, Winchester Repeater, Explosive Rifle, Golden Guns, Blunderbuss, Boom Bait, Explosive Rifle, Holy Water, Nigel West Dickens' Elixir, Torch, Undead Bait. Excerpt: The Carcano Rifle is one of the rare weapons available in Red Dead Redemption. It was the service rifle of the Italian Army, a weapon that would have been quite rare in the American West and is a symbol of changing times, morals and ideals. It performs in a similar manner to the Rolling Block rifle, however, it holds 5 rounds in a magazine and so has a far faster rate of fire and reload time. In multiplayer, it does less damage than the Rolling Block rifle against players, as it can only perform a one-shot-kill with a headshot, and the Rolling Block can kill with a single shot to the body. The Carcano Rifle's bullets travel at a faster velocity than the Rolling Block, meaning that the shots won't need to be anticipated as much, resulting in the bullet hitting the moving target more effectively. It is quite useful for hunting Deer, Elk and Grizzly Bears. In Free Roam Multiplayer mode, it can be found in a ch...

The Redemption of an African Warlord

Author: Joshua Blahyi
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768487404
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From being a priest in the kingdom of darkness to an evangelist in the kingdom of light—this true story will shock and amaze you! Jesus Christ appeared to Joshua Blahyi as a blinding light and told him that he would die unless he repented of his sins. Joshua Blahyi grew up in Africa, became a powerful pagan priest in a local tribe, and then became one of the most feared warlords in Liberia. Under demonic influence, General Butt Naked fought and killed while he was naked; he personally sacrificed men, women, and babies, and forced children to abandon their families and fight with him. Then, in a radical transformation like that of Paul on the road to Damascus, Joshua met Jesus face to face. His mission now is to reach out to others who are under evil’s delusions and reform the lives of his former soldiers, enemies of Jesus Christ, and anyone in need of hope and love. Joshua Blahyi’s incredible story has been told in documentaries on PBS, CNN, BBC, and other media including the New York Times. His story appeals to everyone interested in foreign affairs, Africa’s mysterious spiritual culture, civil wars, Christianity, and child soldiers.