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When the Killing's Done

Written By: T.C. Boyle
  • ID Book : 1101475889
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 589
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : when-the-killing-s-done.pdf

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From the bestselling author of The Women comes an action- packed adventure about endangered animals and those who protect them. Principally set on the wild and sparsely inhabited Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, T.C. Boyle's powerful new novel combines pulse-pounding adventure with a socially conscious, richly humane tale regarding the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world. Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist who is spearheading the efforts to save the island's endangered native creatures from invasive species like rats and feral pigs, which, in her view, must be eliminated. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a dreadlocked local businessman who, along with his lover, the folksinger Anise Reed, is fiercely opposed to the killing of any species whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert the plans of Alma and her colleagues. Their confrontation plays out in a series of escalating scenes in which these characters violently confront one another, and tempt the awesome destructive power of nature itself. Boyle deepens his story by going back in time to relate the harrowing tale of Alma's grandmother Beverly, who was the sole survivor of a 1946 shipwreck in the channel, as well as the tragic story of Anise's mother, Rita, who in the late 1970s lived and worked on a sheep ranch on Santa Cruz Island. In dramatizing this collision between protectors of the environment and animal rights' activists, Boyle is, in his characteristic fashion, examining one of the essential questions of our time: Who has the right of possession of the land, the waters, the very lives of all the creatures who share this planet with us? When the Killing's Done will offer no transparent answers, but like The Tortilla Curtain, Boyle's classic take on illegal immigration, it will touch you deeply and put you in a position to decide.

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
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  • Pages : 456
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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  • Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 341
  • File Pdf: killing-the-killers.pdf

Book Summary:

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller! In the eleventh book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard reveal the startling, dramatic story of the global war against terrorists. In Killing The Killers, #1 bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard take readers deep inside the global war on terror, which began more than twenty years ago on September 11, 2001. As the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, the Pentagon burned, and a small group of passengers fought desperately to stop a third plane from completing its deadly flight plan, America went on war footing. Killing The Killers narrates America's intense global war against extremists who planned and executed not only the 9/11 attacks, but hundreds of others in America and around the world, and who eventually destroyed entire nations in their relentless quest for power. Killing The Killers moves from Afghanistan to Iraq, Iran to Yemen, Syria, and Libya, and elsewhere, as the United States fought Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, as well as individually targeting the most notorious leaders of these groups. With fresh detail and deeply-sourced information, O'Reilly and Dugard create an unstoppable account of the most important war of our era. Killing The Killers is the most thrilling and suspenseful book in the #1 bestselling series of popular history books (over 18 million sold) in the world.

The Killing Choice

By Will Shindler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Isbn : 1529303176
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 819
  • File Pdf: the-killing-choice.pdf

Book Summary:

Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, one of The Times Best Crime Novels of 2021, The Sunday Times Crime Club Book of the Week, one of The Times best books to read this summer and one of the Observers thrillers of the month. 'Riveting . . . Shindler's second novel displays an acute understanding of family dynamics, easily fulfilling the promise of his debut, The Burning Men' SUNDAY TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH THE SECOND NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BURNING MEN, FEATURING DI ALEX FINN AND DCI MATTIE PAULSEN A FRIDAY NIGHT Karl and his daughter Leah are on their weekly evening stroll through Crystal Palace Park. A HOODED FIGURE From out of the shadows, a figure wearing a blank mask ambushes them, armed with a large knife. A CHOICE TO MAKE Karl is forced to make an impossible decision: stay and die, or walk away from Leah with a knife at her throat and the promise that they will both survive. Could Karl ever live with himself if he left his daughter? Does he really have a choice? Soon, more seemingly unconnected and innocent people across London are offered a deal in exchange for their lives. DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen must hunt for a killer that appears to have no face, no motive and no conscience before more victims' blood is spilled. Praise for THE KILLING CHOICE 'The explosive opening hooked me straight in . . . With a cast of credible characters, a twisting plotline and some ingenious twists, the book develops at a cracking pace' Lesley Sanderson, author of The Orchid Girls 'An outstanding page-turner' Robin Morgan-Bentley, author of The Wreckage 'DI Alex Finn and DCI Mattie Paulsen are back, this time chasing someone who forces their victims to make an impossible life-and-death decision. This is sitting up and begging to be developed for television' Sunday Times, Pick of the Week 'Riveting . . . Shindler's second novel displays an acute understanding of family dynamics, easily fulfilling the promise of his debut, The Burning Men' Sunday Times, Book of the month 'An excellent second outing for the cop pair following their introduction in The Burning Men - and as fine a police procedural as you'd want for a cold winter's night' Weekend Sport 'The Killing Choice is the second in a series that opened with The Burning Men, and is another adept police procedural, building the sense of dread to breaking point as Finn and Paulsen rush to uncover any links between the victims. This is an immersive read that leaves the reader wondering how they would react if faced with such an unimaginable choice' Observer ***Order the third novel in the Finn and Paulsen series, THE HUNTING GROUND, now!***

The Things They Carried

By Tim O'Brien
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547420293
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 834
  • File Pdf: the-things-they-carried.pdf

Book Summary:

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Talk to Me

By T.C. Boyle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063052849
  • Pages : 343
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: talk-to-me.pdf

Book Summary:

From bestselling and award-winning author T.C. Boyle, a lively, thought-provoking novel that asks us what it would be like if we could really talk to the animals When animal behaviorist Guy Schermerhorn demonstrates on a TV game show that he has taught Sam, his juvenile chimp, to speak in sign language, Aimee Villard, an undergraduate at Guy's university, is so taken with the performance that she applies to become his assistant. A romantic and intellectual attachment soon morphs into an interspecies love triangle that pushes hard at the boundaries of consciousness and the question of what we know and how we know it. What if it were possible to speak to the members of another species—to converse with them, not just give commands or coach them but to really have an exchange of ideas and a meeting of minds? Did apes have God? Did they have souls? Did they know about death and redemption? About prayer? The economy, rockets, space? Did they miss the jungle? Did they even know what the jungle was? Did they dream? Make wishes? Hope for the future? These are some the questions T.C. Boyle asks in his wide-ranging and hilarious new novel Talk to Me, exploring what it means to be human, to communicate with another, and to truly know another person—or animal…

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 006249855X
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 696
  • File Pdf: the-hate-u-give.pdf

Book Summary:

8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547345909
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 586
  • File Pdf: the-giver.pdf

Book Summary:

In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

The Killing Hour (An Alexa Chase Suspense Thriller—Book 3)

By Kate Bold
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kate Bold
  • Isbn : 1094390690
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 517
  • File Pdf: the-killing-hour.pdf

Book Summary:

Alexa Chase, 34, a brilliant profiler in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, was too good at her job. Haunted by all the serial killers she caught, she left a stunning career behind to join the U.S. Marshals. As a Deputy Marshal, Alexa—fit, and as tough as she is brilliant—could immerse herself in a simple career of hunting down fugitives and bringing them to justice. “This is an excellent book… When you start reading, be sure you don’t have to wake up early!” —Reader review for The Killing Game THE KILLING HOUR (An Alexa Chase Suspense Thriller—Book 3) is book #3 in a new series by mystery and suspense author Kate Bold, which begins with THE KILLING GAME (Book #1). With her recent work a big success, the FBI and the Marshals have decided to make their joint-task force permanent. Alexa, reeling from her own traumatic past and her PTSD of hunting serial killers, has no choice: she will now have to work with an FBI partner she dislikes and hunt down serial killers whose jurisdiction intertwines with that of the U.S. Marshals. Alexa finds herself forced to confront the thing she dreads the most—entering a killer’s mind. An infamous killer dramatically escapes death row, and Alexa’s joint task force is immediately put on the case. A high profile case with national media attention, Alexa isn’t the only one who’s called in—and between the clashes of ego with other state and federal powers, she knows the killer is only getting further away. What appears to be a straightforward manhunt, though, quickly evolves into something more complex, as more bodies turn up dead, and as the killer inexplicably eludes everyone. And when a shocking twist occurs that Alexa never saw coming, she realizes this case is far more complex—and disturbing—than she could have ever imagined. With the killer outsmarting everyone, Alexa is the only one with a mind brilliant enough to stop him, the only one standing between him and his next kill. But, weighed down by the pressure of her own traumatic past, can Alexa hold it together long enough to enter the darkest canals of his mind—and come out whole? A page-turning and harrowing crime thriller featuring a brilliant and tortured Deputy Marshal, the ALEXA CHASE series is a riveting mystery, packed with non-stop action, suspense, twists and turns, revelations, and driven by a breakneck pace that will keep you flipping pages late into the night. Books #4-#6 in the series—THE KILLING POINT, THE KILLING FOG, and THE KILLING PLACE—are also available. “This book moved very fast and every page was exciting. Plenty of dialogue, you absolutely love the characters, and you were rooting for the good guy throughout the whole story… I look forward to reading the next in the series.” —Reader review for The Killing Game “Kate did an amazing job on this book and I was hooked from the first chapter!” —Reader review for The Killing Game “I really enjoyed this book. The characters were authentic, and I see the bad guys as something we hear about daily on the news... Looking forward to book 2.” —Reader review for The Killing Game “This was a really good book. The main characters were real, flawed and human. The story went along quickly and wasn't mired in too many unnecessary details. I really enjoyed it.” —Reader review for The Killing Game “Alexa Chase is headstrong, impatient, but most of all brave with a capital B. She never, repeat never, backs down until the bad guys are put where they belong. Clearly five stars!” —Reader review for The Killing Game “Captivating and riveting serial murder with a twist of the macabre… Very well done.” —Reader review for The Killing Game “WOW what a great read! Talk about a diabolical killer! Really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to reading others by this author as well.” —Reader review for The Killing Game “Page turner for sure. Great characters and relationships. I got into the middle of this story and couldn’t put it down. Looking forward to more from Kate Bold.” —Reader review for The Killing Game “Hard to put down. It has an excellent plot and has the right amount of suspense. I really enjoyed this book.” —Reader review for The Killing Game “Extremely well written, and well worth buying and reading. I can't wait to read book two!” —Reader review for The Killing Game

The Letters of Heloise and Abelard

By M. McLaughlin,B. Wheeler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230101879
  • Pages : 366
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 146
  • File Pdf: the-letters-of-heloise-and-abelard.pdf

Book Summary:

The letters of Heloise and Abelard will remain one of the great, romantic and intellectual documents of human civilization while they, themselves, are probably second only to Romeo and Juliet in the fame accrued by tragic lovers. Here for the first time in Mart Martin McLaughlin's edition is the complete correspendence with commentary.

The Killing Zone

By Rex Burns
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453247955
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 839
  • File Pdf: the-killing-zone.pdf

Book Summary:

Wager hunts for the killer of a black councilman, as the city threatens to riot Gabe’s girlfriend Jo is drowning. She stares up at him, eyes wide with terror, as he fights to grab her hand. In a moment, the frothing river swallows her up, and Jo is gone. Nine months have passed since Jo’s death, and Detective Wager cannot get the image out of his mind. Rather than fight the urge to blame himself, he embraces the guilt, punishing himself for it every day. Only his work on the homicide squad can distract him, and he has just landed a case fraught with political implications. A crusading black city councilman is found murdered in an abandoned lot, and the city teeters on the edge of a riot. As Wager investigates the politician’s secret past, he must balance his own pain with a burning need to see justice done.

Dark Is the Day

By Tana Collins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504069803
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 672
  • File Pdf: dark-is-the-day.pdf

Book Summary:

A killer is terrorizing a Scottish college town—and a police detective fears that his ex-wife may be in the crosshairs . . . When a university lecturer is stalked by one of her own students, DI Jim Carruthers is horrified to discover that the academic is none other than his ex-wife, Mairi. It’s especially alarming since another student has just been brutally attacked and left for dead—and the stalker and killer may be one and the same. Putting his personal feelings for newly appointed DCI Sandra McTavish aside for the moment, Carruthers focuses on leading his team on the hunt after two more victims are found, with the crimes only growing more gruesome. What is the victims’ connection to a cult in North America, which seems to be getting a stranglehold in a Scottish university? Why have these women been targeted? And who is doing the killing? As fear spreads through Castletown, Carruthers must race to stop this depraved murderer . . .

Li'l Bud

By William Reynolds
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 0595766277
  • Pages : 476
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 569
  • File Pdf: li-l-bud.pdf

Book Summary:

Li'l Bud is an easy and interesting read. Those readers who like fiction should be satisfied with Reynolds' new novel. -Blake A. Magner -The Civil War News, April 2005 Ruth Danson, a feisty seventeen-year-old Pennsylvania farm-girl abandons her family in the spring of 1863 to be with the man she loves, nineteen-year-old William Jay Lytell, a private with John Mosby's 43rd Battalion of Virginia Cavalry-the famed Mosby's Rangers. Through the lush panoramic beauty of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and across the vast expanse of war-ravaged Virginia, Li'l Bud thunders across the pages in a maelstrom of cannon smoke and musket fire. Robert E. Lee and U.S. Grant; Phil Sheridan and George Custer; A.P. Hill and Winfield Scott Hancock are seen through the eyes of Li'l Bud and Jay as they fight and love through the killing years of the Civil War. It is the heartbreaking story of sister against brother as Ruth rides against her brother David of the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry. In raids and skirmishes Li'l Bud encounters hometown friends in the Ringgold and 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry blurring the lines between North and South. Amidst the flames and anguished cries as the Shenandoah Valley burns from Union torches, Li'l Bud, with a pair of Colt .44s and her faithful chestnut filly, Princess, will let nothing stand in the way of love in the arms of William Jay.

Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me #1

By Devin Faraci
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 356
  • File Pdf: jim-thompson-s-the-killer-inside-me-1.pdf

Book Summary:

Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness‰ÛÓthe sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again.

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