Game of Shadows

A Novel
Author: Erika Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466881526
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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A young man plagued by the ability to see ghosts races to save the mythological land of Tara from a terrible fate in Erika Lewis's stunning debut, Game of Shadows. Thousands of years ago in Ireland, an ancient race fought a world-changing battle—and lost. Their land overrun, the Celtic gods and goddesses fled, while the mythical races and magical druids sailed to an uncharted continent, cloaked so mankind could never find it. This new homeland was named Tara. In modern day Los Angeles, Ethan Makkai struggles with an overprotective mother who never lets him out of her sight, and a terrifying secret: he can see ghosts. Desperate for a taste of freedom, he leaves his apartment by himself for the first time—only to find his life changed forever. After being attacked by dive-bombing birds, he races home to find the place trashed and his mother gone. With the help of a captain from Tara who has been secretly watching the Makkais for a long time, Ethan sets out to save his mother; a journey that leads him to the hidden lands, and straight into the arms of a vicious sorcerer who will stop at nothing until he controls Tara.With new-found allies including Christian, the cousin he never knew he had, and Lily, the sword-slinging healer who’d rather fight than mend bones, Ethan travels an arduous road—dodging imprisonment, battling beasts he thought only existed in nightmares, and accepting help from the beings he’s always sought to avoid: ghosts. This L.A. teen must garner strength from his gift and embrace his destiny if he’s going to save his mother, the fearless girl he’s fallen for, and all the people of Tara. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Game of Shadows

Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports
Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada,Lance Williams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121676X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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In the summer of 1998 two of baseball leading sluggers, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, embarked on a race to break Babe Ruth’s single season home run record. The nation was transfixed as Sosa went on to hit 66 home runs, and McGwire 70. Three years later, San Francisco Giants All-Star Barry Bonds surpassed McGwire by 3 home runs in the midst of what was perhaps the greatest offensive display in baseball history. Over the next three seasons, as Bonds regularly launched mammoth shots into the San Francisco Bay, baseball players across the country were hitting home runs at unprecedented rates. For years there had been rumors that perhaps some of these players owed their success to steroids. But crowd pleasing homers were big business, and sportswriters, fans, and officials alike simply turned a blind eye. Then, in December of 2004, after more than a year of investigation, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story that in a federal investigation of a nutritional supplement company called BALCO, Yankees slugger Jason Giambi had admitted taking steroids. Barry Bonds was also implicated. Immediately the issue of steroids became front page news. The revelations led to Congressional hearings on baseball’s drug problems and continued to drive the effort to purge the U.S. Olympic movement of drug cheats. Now Fainaru-Wada and Williams expose for the first time the secrets of the BALCO investigation that has turned the sports world upside down. Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroid Scandal That Rocked Professional by award-winning investigative journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, is a riveting narrative about the biggest doping scandal in the history of sports, and how baseball’s home run king, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, came to use steroids. Drawing on more than two years of reporting, including interviews with hundreds of people, and exclusive access to secret grand jury testimony, confidential documents, audio recordings, and more, the authors provide, for the first time, a definitive account of the shocking steroids scandal that made headlines across the country. The book traces the career of Victor Conte, founder of the BALCO laboratory, an egomaniacal former rock musician and self-proclaimed nutritionist, who set out to corrupt sports by providing athletes with “designer” steroids that would be undetectable on “state-of-the-art” doping tests. Conte gave the undetectable drugs to 28 of the world’s greatest athletes—Olympians, NFL players and baseball stars, Bonds chief among them. A separate narrative thread details the steroids use of Bonds, an immensely talented, moody player who turned to performance-enhancing drugs after Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals set a new home run record in 1998. Through his personal trainer, Bonds gained access to BALCO drugs. All of the great athletes who visited BALCO benefited tremendously—Bonds broke McGwire’s record—but many had their careers disrupted after federal investigators raided BALCO and indicted Conte. The authors trace the course of the probe, and the baffling decision of federal prosecutors to protect the elite athletes who were involved. Highlights of Game of Shadows include: Barry Bonds A look at how Bonds was driven to use performance-enhancing drugs in part by jealousy over Mark McGwire’s record-breaking 1998 season. It was shortly thereafter that Bonds—who had never used anything more performance enhancing than a protein shake from the health food store—first began using steroids. How Bonds’s weight trainer, steroid dealer Greg Anderson, arranged to meet Victor Conte before the 2001 baseball season with...

Game of Shadows


Author: Amanda K. Byrne
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
ISBN: 1601836481
Category: Fiction
Page: 275
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The girl next door just got deadly. On the outside, Cass Turner looks like any other beautiful California college girl. But besides studying at UCLA, she’s hiding a shocking secret: she’s a highly trained assassin with multiple kills under her belt. After a year spent avoiding the family business, she takes what she hopes will be her final job and winds up saving her target’s life and getting way more than she bargained for… As a lieutenant in LA's largest crime family, Dominic Kosta is determined to find out who wants him dead, and he’s convinced Cass can help him. But the longer they search for the truth, the more questions arise…and the deeper their attraction grows. Nick has his own reasons for wanting to resist Cass, but it’s a losing battle. And together, they’re free of secrets and lies. Still, getting involved with Nick has put a target on Cass’ back—and in this game, it’s either kill or be killed.

Rising Darkness - Schattenrätsel


Author: Thea Harrison
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802594622
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
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Ihr ganzes Leben lang leidet die Ärztin Mary schon unter merkwürdigen Träumen, bis sie eines Tages die Wahrheit erfährt: Sie ist kein gewöhnlicher Mensch, sondern gehört zu einer Gruppe unsterblicher Wesen, die im Laufe der Jahrhunderte ständig wiedergeboren werden. Da begegnet ihr Michael, der schon seit einer Ewigkeit nach ihr sucht ...

Strump: A World of Shadows


Author: Michael Alexander Beas
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493148230
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 447
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Upon the death of King Aerostat II, two brothers fight for the keys to the throne of their fathers beloved Blue Kingdom. Through a labyrinth of lies and deceit the Shadow Lord uses the oldest of the two brothers to unite the pieces of a magical game board called Strump. If successful a shadow uprising would bring death and destruction upon all the inhabitants of the Blue Kingdom. The search for truth becomes an enchanted adventure where humans and mermen, pirates & mice, sorcerers & pixies make alliances to defend their Kingdom before it falls into ..... A World Of Shadows.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows Game Guide


Author: Cris Converse
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 1633235459
Category: Games
Page: 132
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With this ultimate game guide, you will learn exactly what you need to know in order to become an expert player and dominate this game! Purchase now and crush your opponents! Become a pro at this game easily today with the help of this guide.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows Resurrection Game


Author: Cris Converse
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 1633235467
Category: Games
Page: 15
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With this ultimate game guide, you will learn exactly what you need to know in order to become an expert player and dominate this game! Purchase now and crush your opponents! Become a pro at this game easily today with the help of this guide.

FANG MICH DOCH!

ÜBER DAS KATZ-UND-MAUS-SPIEL VON DOPING IM SPITZENSPORT
Author: A. Baumann
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 3742752081
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 311
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„Fang mich doch!“ zeichnet einen Teil der Geschichte des Dopings im Spitzensport auf. Es berichtet von gescheiterten Stars , von Gaunern, von privaten und staatlich geförderten Systemen die im Hintergrund gegen jegliche Ethik im Sport verstoßen. Das Buch ist eine Offenbarung für alle die den Spitzensport anstreben.

Game of Shadows

A Sean Wyatt Thriller
Author: Ernest Dempsey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996312233
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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In the final days of World War II, a mysterious German U-boat was seen by a United States naval vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, just north of South America. Before the ship could fire upon the sub, it vanished. History tells us that, after the war, the German high command scattered across world hoping to evade punishment for their crimes. What it doesn't tell us is what they took with them. Priceless paintings? Rare sculptures? Vast treasures? Many of these things have been discovered but there is one that remains hidden. It was one of the most well-hidden, secretive experiments the Nazis carried out during the war and now someone is trying to unearth it. If they succeed, it could bring civilization to its knees.

Conspiracy of Shadows


Author: Keith Senkowski
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781411605053
Category: Games
Page: 124
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In this roleplaying game, the characters are people, not elves, dwarves or orcs. They are like you and I only they live in a medieval world where dark supernatural forces conspire against humanity. Driven by a secret knowledge of a hidden evil, they risk their lives searching for the truth about the conspiracy and a means to thwart it. This is a complete role-playing game that allows you to create an entertaining story with your own antagonists and protaganists. Event resolution is quick and easy, based upon a single die mechanic.

Rising Darkness - Schicksalsstunde


Author: Thea Harrison
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802596749
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
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Auf der Flucht vor der Polizei sind Mary und Michael unterwegs nach Michigan, um sich mit Astra, einer möglichen Verbündeten, zu treffen. Aber können sie ihr wirklich vertrauen? Kurz darauf wird Michaels Loyalität auf eine harte Probe gestellt - ausgerechnet dann, wenn Mary ihn am meisten braucht.

Alien - In den Schatten

Roman
Author: Tim Lebbon
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641144418
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Das Grauen erwacht Als Kind wurde Chris Hooper in seinen Träumen von Monstern verfolgt. In seiner Vorstellung lebten sie im Weltall. Doch das All ist dunkel und leer, wie er viel später herausfindet, als er als Chefmechaniker auf der MARION schuftet. Bis sich eines Tages ein Unfall ereignet – und etwas zum Leben erwacht, das tief in den Minen geschlummert hat. Die Hölle bricht los, und Chris Hoopers schlimmste Albträume holen ihn ein. Rettung naht durch Ellen Ripley, die letzte Überlebende des Raumschiffs Nostromo.

The Game of Shadows


Author: Hervé Tullet
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714865324
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 14
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* With a grown-up's help and a torch, embark on a magical night-time adventure. Mysterious shadows will appear on the dark walls.

Of Saints and Shadows

you’ve read game of thrones, now read this
Author: Christopher Golden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847399479
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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A secret sect of the Catholic Church, armed with an ancient book of the undead called The Gospel of Shadows, has been slowly destroying vampires for centuries. Now the book has been stolen, and the sect races to retrieve it before their purpose is discovered: a final purge of all vampires. As the line between saints and shadows grows ominously faint, private eye Peter Octavian is drawn into the search. And he'll do anything to find the book ... for Peter Octavian is also a vampire. Ostracized by his kindred for refusing to take part in the 'blood song', he cannot stand by and watch while they are destroyed. In a deadly game with a driven, sadistic assassin, the trail leads to Venice at the time of carnival, where the Defiant Ones, as the vampires are known, are engaged in a savage battle for their lives. Filled with plot twists, mystery, sex and violent death, Of Saints and Shadows is a spine-tingling thriller which opens the door to the world of The Shadow Saga.

Die Verzauberung der Schatten

Roman
Author: V. E. Schwab
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104901694
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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»Die Verzauberung der Schatten« ist der zweite Band der Weltenwanderer-Trilogie von V. E. Schwab rund um den Antari Kell und Trickbetrügerin Delilah Bard. Eine Geschichte voller Magie, Abenteuer – und Piraten. Die Stadt London gibt es vier Mal – im grauen wohnt die Langeweile, im weißen der Hass und im schwarzen das Nichts. Doch im Roten London, da wohnt die Magie ... Vier Monate ist es her, dass Kell gegen die dunkelste Form der Magie gekämpft hat. Noch immer leidet der Antari unter Albträumen, und die gewiefte Taschendiebin Delilah Bard, kurz Lila, geht ihm einfach nicht aus dem Kopf. Sie hat sich inzwischen jedoch einen Traum erfüllt: Sie segelt mit dem Nachtfalken über die Meere der Welt. Das Rote London steht ganz im Taumel des Spiels der Elemente, einem Turnier, bei dem Magier aus aller Welt ihre Kräfte messen. Auch Kell will antreten. Während zahlreiche Gäste, darunter der berüchtigte Pirat Alucard Emery, in die Stadt kommen, bemerkt jedoch niemand, wie ein anderes London aus seinem düsteren Schlaf erwacht und diejenigen wiederkehren, die als für immer verloren galten. Ein Abenteuer mit liebenswerten Figuren, düsteren Überraschungen und jeder Menge Wortwitz in der atemberaubenden Welt der vier London. »Fantasy, wie sie sein muss.« Publishers Weekly

Rising Darkness: A Game Of Shadows Novel


Author: Thea Harrison
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857970372
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
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Mary is a bone-tired ER doctor whose social circle consists of her ex-husband, his partner, and their dog. She has always felt disconnected from other people, but lately she feels disconnected from her own body. Suddenly, the world around her stops making sense: two men attack her in a parking lot, a swarm of hawks comes to her rescue, and a persistent gust of wind tells her to drive up the Lake Michigan. Listening to the wind, she runs into Michael, an attractive but annoyingly enigmatic man who seems to know what the hell is going on &- even if he won't tell her.

Cunningham's Book of Shadows

The Path of An American Traditionalist
Author: Scott Cunningham
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738721441
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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"Wiccan readers will treasure this blast from the past as one final word from the revered teacher."—Library Journal Llewellyn is pleased to present a new Scott Cunningham book—a long-lost Book of Shadows. Recently discovered in a battered manila envelope, this previously unpublished manuscript was penned by Scott in the early 1980s. This rare book includes original spells, rituals, and invocations and an herbal grimoire. Featured in the design are Scott’s actual hand-drawn signs, symbols, and runes. More than ten years after his passing, Scott Cunningham is still an iconic and highly regarded figure in the magical community. His books on Wicca are considered classics, and his writings continue to inspire and inform those new to the Craft.

Das Zeichen der Vier


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849608131
Category: Private investigators
Page: 150
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Das Zeichen der Vier ist der zweite Sherlock-Holmes-Roman von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson werden von Miss Mary Morstan beauftragt, bei der Suche nach ihrem verschollenen Vater zu helfen. Dieser war Offizier in Indien und verschwand vor zehn Jahren bei seiner Rückkehr nach England. Ein anonymer Brief bringt die drei auf die Spur von Thaddeus Sholto. Von ihm erfahren sie, dass dessen Vater mit dem Gesuchten befreundet war und zusammen mit ihm in Indien in derselben Kompanie gedient hat. Außerdem berichtet er vom Tod der beiden Männer, von einem Schatz, den diese mit aus Indien brachten und wie er und sein Bruder den Schatz entdeckten. (aus wikipedia.de)

Lord of Shadows

Die dunklen Mächte 2
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641186269
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
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Die junge Schattenjägerin Emma Carstairs hat ihre Eltern gerächt, doch sie findet keinen Frieden. Denn aus der Freundschaft zu ihrem Parabatai Julian ist Liebe geworden – und nach den Gesetzen der Schattenjäger hat eine Beziehung zwischen zwei Parabatai tödliche Konsequenzen. Um Julian und sich zu schützen, lässt sich Emma daher ausgerechnet auf Julians Bruder Mark ein. Mark, der fünf Jahre bei den Feenwesen lebte und dessen Loyalität nicht wirklich geklärt ist. Zumal Unruhe herrscht in der Unterwelt. Die Feenwesen mussten sich nach dem Dunklen Krieg harten Bedingungen beugen und begehren auf. Aufgerieben zwischen den Intrigen des Feenkönigs und der unerbittlichen Härte jahrtausendealter Gesetze müssen Emma, Julian und Mark ihre privaten Sorgen vergessen und gemeinsam für all das kämpfen, was sie lieben – bevor es zu spät ist und ein neuer Krieg ausbricht ...