Snuff Tag 9


Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781612184470
Category: Fiction
Page: 231
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Nicholas Colt's career as a lead guitarist ended with a crushed hand, and his career as a licensed private investigator ended with a narcotics conviction. Since then, he has had some luck making money under the table as a "security consultant." But good luck has a habit of going bad for Colt. Like when he takes the case of an affluent young accountant who has received a threatening letter, a mandate to come and play an ultraviolent video game called Snuff Tag 9. Colt figures the letter is a scam, but a psychotic four-hundred-pound billionaire known only as Freeze quickly proves him wrong. Freeze, it seems, is populating his version of the game with real people. Kidnapped and outfitted with a device that will stop his heart if he refuses to join in, Colt finds himself deep in the Okefenokee Swamp hunting and being hunted by eight people he has never met, has nothing against and must kill to survive.

Key Death


Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611098150
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Down-and-out private investigator Nicholas Colt travels to Florida's ''Key Death'' to unearth the truth about the father of an acquaintance, but ends up in the path of a macabre serial killer known as the Zombie.

Pocket-47

A Nicholas Colt Thriller
Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
ISBN: 1608090124
Category: Fiction
Page: 234
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Rule #2 in private investigator Nicholas Colt’s Philosophy of Life: If you have a good Tuesday, Wednesday is likely to be a bitch. Welcome to Wednesday. Fifteen-year-old Brittney Ryan has taken to the streets. Colt is hired to find her and bring her home. Piece of cake, he thinks. A surprise visit to the forbidden boyfriend should put this one in the scrapbook. But something more sinister lurks behind Brittney’s disappearance, and Colt soon finds himself in an ever-widening maze of deceit, betrayal, and murder. And, when he learns what the mysterious phrase Pocket-47 means, he is haunted even more by the plane crash that killed his family and rock band twenty years ago--a crash he now realizes might not have been an accident. Colt is determined to save Brittney and untangle the threads of his own tortured past. Unfortunately, one of the most heinous and violent criminals in modern history has other ideas. Which might be okay, because… Rule #1 in Nicholas Colt’s Philosophy of Life: Screw the rules. Let’s jam.

Catching the Big Fish

10th Anniversary Edition
Author: David Lynch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143130145
Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Page: 208
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"Bonus: interviews with Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr"--Cover.

Sycamore Bluff

(Nicholas Colt/Diana Dawkins)
Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494304201
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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Somewhere west of Kokomo, Indiana, in a contained and isolated area, NASA is conducting a secret study on human behavior. Given a set of rules and the promise of a generous compensation package at the end, can several hundred people govern themselves and live in relative harmony for six years? The experiment, designed to mimic future colonization on a distant planet, appears to be a huge success. Until something goes terribly wrong... Two undercover operatives from The Circle are sent to investigate. When Diana Dawkins and Nicholas Colt discover the shocking truth, it's clear the experiment must be stopped. What isn't clear is if they'll make it out alive.

Blood Tattoo


Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781477809709
Category: Fiction
Page: 213
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After last year's harrowing experience with a serial killer in Key West, Nicholas Colt has decided to settle in to a nice quiet life of teaching guitar and spending time with his family. Unfortunately, everything changes when an undercover Department of Defense investigator comes crashing into his life. Diana Dawkins informs Colt that he has been recruited into The Circle, a super-secret organization charged with protecting the country from terrorists at any cost. Diana needs Colt's help, and she's willing to pay him well. Suddenly, Colt finds himself a key player in an effort to defend the president of the United States against an assassination attempt. His missions for The Circle are becoming increasingly surreal and deadly. In this latest installment of Jude Hardin's acclaimed series, Colt realizes he could lose everything, even the wife he loves. Will he be able to stop the terrorists in time? At what cost?

Dead Ringer

The Jack Reacher Experiment
Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541254343
Category:
Page: 156
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There's only one Jack Reacher... Or is there? Former United States Navy Master at Arms Rock Wahlman is about to discover some things about himself that he never would have imagined. Some things that nobody would have imagined. Some disturbing things. Unsettling. Life-altering... And life-threatening. Note: The use of the name Jack Reacher, along with the use of story situations and supporting characters from the Jack Reacher universe, authorized by Lee Child. While sometimes referenced in the context of the story, the Jack Reacher character remains offstage in Dead Ringer: The Jack Reacher Experiment Book 1.

Christian Eloquence

Contemporary Doctrinal Preaching
Author: C. Colt Anderson
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 9781595250056
Category: Religion
Page: 237
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Featuring detailed analysis of medieval homilies and sermons from St. Augustine, St. Gregory the Great, St. Bonaventure, John Colet, and Henry Suso, as well as original sermons available for the first time in English from Peter Damien and Stephen Langdon, this book is an ideal tool for pastors, deacons, retreat leaders, and homiletic students. It also serves to introduce readers into the theology and the history of the period.

Crosscut


Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781612183114
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Nicholas Colt's life is on the right track. Gone for good are the dangerous days of being a private investigator — until a double homicide and an ex-girlfriend's missing brother come calling. It seems the Harvest Angels, the white supremacist militia that Colt shut down three years ago, are back in business. Or are they? Colt travels to Tennessee and soon thinks he has the answer: typical copycat case. But when he walks into a bloodbath back home, Colt realizes nothing is typical and nothing is solved. And now it's personal. While relentlessly hunting down those responsible, Colt finds the truth — but before he can alert the authorities, he is abducted, drugged, and brainwashed. Now, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Colt must fight to remember who he is.

Thunder and Rain

A Novel
Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455503991
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed-- a modern day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves. Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife Andie so desperately needed. Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help-- protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

Reaper: Ghost Target

A Sniper Novel
Author: Nicholas Irving,A.J. Tata
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250127351
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The explosive new thriller series written by Nicholas Irving, the New York Times bestselling author of The Reaper and star of Fox's American Grit. American hero, or unhinged vigilante? In Reaper: Ghost Target, Vick "The Reaper" Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count—33 kills in 90 days—when he is knocked out under mortar attack in Afghanistan. He wakes up back in the United States with little memory of what happened, his spotter and gun both unrecovered from the battlefield. Harwood has resigned himself to slowly picking up the pieces of his life, training Special Forces snipers in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and starting a promising relationship with an Olympic medalist named Jackie. But when a series of assassinations start occurring in the area, Harwood can't explain why he just happens to be nearby for each killing—or how a sniper rifle that matches the description of the one he lost seems to be involved. His memory of the past few days is hazy and full of blackouts, and even he has to wonder, is he being framed? Or is he the killer? As Harwood runs from the authorities, his girlfriend falls off the radar, his missing spotter resurfaces, and the assassinated men are outed as drug and sex traffickers. Nothing is adding up. Harwood realizes he has to unravel this mystery, and fast, or find himself paying the ultimate price for crimes he may not have committed.

357 Sunset

The Reacher Experiment
Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781984984333
Category:
Page: 98
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About The Reacher Experiment series Rock Wahlman: Forty-one years old, United States Navy Master at Arms, E-8, retired. DOB 14 October 2057. Grew up in an orphanage, recently discovered that he is the product of a human cloning experiment, an exact genetic duplicate of a former army officer named Jack Reacher. Now someone wants all evidence of the experiment to be erased, which means that someone wants Wahlman to be erased. He's on the run, desperate to survive, desperate to learn the truth about why all this is happening... Note: The use of the name Jack Reacher, along with the use of story situations and supporting characters from the Jack Reacher universe, authorized by Lee Child. While sometimes referenced in the context of the story, the Jack Reacher character remains offstage in 357 Sunset: The Reacher Experiment Book 5.

Pretty as a Peach


Author: Juliette Poe
Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC
ISBN: 1940883881
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Mainer Farms is steeped in family history, but it’s also deep in debt from the effects of the ever-changing farming industry. Not about to let his family’s legacy go under, Colt Mancinkus is willing to do anything he can to save the farm. Darby Culhane is the new farmer in Whynot, North Carolina, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt. Darby isn’t looking for anything but a fresh start, and she’s got it all figured out. Get settled in? Check. Apply for the rural county grant? Check. Confrontation with the steaming mad, smoking hot local farmer? Well, that wasn’t on the agenda. As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to Darby’s…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter, and get on down to the farm to see what happens when circumstances force Colt and Darby to team up. They may just find that the peach trees aren’t the only things in bloom.

Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel

The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It
Author: Julia Keller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440633592
Category: History
Page: 320
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A provocative look at the life and times of the man who created the original weapon of mass destruction Drawing on her investigative and literary talents, Julia Keller offers a riveting account of the invention of the world's first working machine gun. Through her portrait of its misunderstood creator, Richard Jordan Gatling-who naively hoped that the overwhelming effectiveness of a multiple-firing weapon would save lives by decreasing the size of armies and reducing the number of soldiers needed to fight-Keller draws profound parallels to the scientists who would unleash America's atomic arsenal half a century later. The Gatling gun, in its combination of ingenuity, idealism, and destructive power, perfectly exemplifies the paradox of America's rise in the nineteenth century to a world superpower.

The Baby Snatchers

A young mother's desperate fight to escape the Sacred Heart nuns and keep her baby
Author: Mary Creighton
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 191160029X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* 'You're all fallen women. You've sowed the seed of Satan. You are nothing.' Mary Creighton was just 15 when she found herself pregnant out of wedlock, in 1960s Ireland. She dreamed of a happy life with her child, but that was shattered when she was sent away to Castlepollard - a home for mothers and their unborn babies. Stripped of their clothes and forced into gruelling work whilst pregnant, those who survived childbirth were made to force-feed their children for adoption into wealthy families. Babies were ripped out of their mother's hands, but Mary refused to let that happen to her. She managed to escape only to later lose her beautiful daughter to social services and the meddling nuns... who always managed to catch up with her. After spending time in an infamous Magdalene Laundry, and having another two children snatched away, Mary sought to find her lost children, and demand answers for the atrocities committed supposedly in God's name. This is a haunting account of a mother's worst nightmare, as Mary continues to fight for justice for the mothers who suffered there and the babies of Castlepollard: hundreds of which died and are still buried in the grounds today.

Moving Target

The Jack Reacher Experiment
Author: Jude Hardin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543149920
Category:
Page: 86
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About The Jack Reacher Experiment series Rock Wahlman: Forty-one years old, United States Navy Master at Arms, E-8, retired. DOB 14 October 2057. Grew up in an orphanage, recently discovered that he is the product of a human cloning experiment, an exact genetic duplicate of a former army officer named Jack Reacher. Now someone wants all evidence of the experiment to be erased, which means that someone wants Wahlman to be erased. He's on the run, desperate to survive, desperate to learn the truth about why all this is happening... Note: The use of the name Jack Reacher, along with the use of story situations and supporting characters from the Jack Reacher universe, authorized by Lee Child. While sometimes referenced in the context of the story, the Jack Reacher character remains offstage in Moving Target: The Jack Reacher Experiment Book 2.

The Patrick Melrose Novels

Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk
Author: Edward St. Aubyn
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1466840293
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER An Atlantic Magazine Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "The Melrose Novels are a masterwork for the twenty-first century, written by one of the great prose stylists in England." —Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones For more than twenty years, acclaimed author Edward St. Aubyn has chronicled the life of Patrick Melrose, painting an extraordinary portrait of the beleaguered and self-loathing world of privilege. This single volume collects the first four novels—Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk, a Man Booker finalist—to coincide with the publication of At Last, the final installment of this unique novel cycle. By turns harrowing and hilarious, these beautifully written novels dissect the English upper class as we follow Patrick Melrose's story from child abuse to heroin addiction and recovery. Never Mind, the first novel, unfolds over a day and an evening at the family's chateaux in the south of France, where the sadistic and terrifying figure of David Melrose dominates the lives of his five-year-old son, Patrick, and his rich and unhappy American mother, Eleanor. From abuse to addiction, the second novel, Bad News opens as the twenty-two-year-old Patrick sets off to collect his father's ashes from New York, where he will spend a drug-crazed twenty-four hours. And back in England, the third novel, Some Hope, offers a sober and clean Patrick the possibility of recovery. The fourth novel, the Booker-shortlisted Mother's Milk, returns to the family chateau, where Patrick, now married and a father himself, struggles with child rearing, adultery, his mother's desire for assisted suicide, and the loss of the family home to a New Age foundation. Edward St. Aubyn offers a window into a world of utter decadence, amorality, greed, snobbery, and cruelty—welcome to the declining British aristocracy.

The First Codex


Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307978028
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 1376
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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with the first three books: The Alchemyst, The Magician, and The Sorceress. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. The legend: Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. “[A] A riveting fantasy…While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias…those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read.”—SLJ, Starred Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

To the New Owners

A Martha's Vineyard Memoir
Author: Madeleine Blais
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0802189091
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack—it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners—the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’ charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself—from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house—a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.

Killing Red


Author: Henry C. Perez
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781508627838
Category:
Page: 368
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Fifteen years ago, newspaper reporter Alex Chapa made a name for himself when he broke the story of Kenny Lee Grubb's capture, after police were led to the serial killer's house by ten-year-old Annie Sykes. Now, less than a week before Grubb is scheduled to be executed, Chapa is summoned to the prison for a final interview. But instead of engaging in the usual topics of remorse, and religious conversion, the killer boasts that his work continues. Not only is someone retracing his deadly steps, but Grubb assures Chapa that Annie Sykes, now a woman in her mid-twenties, will be the copycat's final tribute. This sends Chapa on a quest to find Grubb's last victim, the one that got away, to save the young woman from a fate the killer planned for her fifteen years earlier. But Chapa isn't the only one searching for the elusive Annie Sykes. And Annie isn't the only one whose life needs to be saved... Set on the mean streets of Chicago and in the deceptively dangerous towns that surround the city, Killing Red is a riveting thrill ride that best selling author J.A. Konrath called "The best debut thriller I have ever read."