End of Watch

End of Watch
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781501134159
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Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

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Now an AT&T Audience Original Series The fabulously suspenseful and "smashing" (The New York Times Book Review) final novel in the Bill Hodges trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers! For nearly six years, in Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Brady Hartsfield has been in a persistent vegetative state. A complete recovery seems unlikely for the insane perpetrator of the “Mercedes Massacre,” in which eight people were killed and many more maimed for life. But behind the vacant stare, Brady is very much awake and aware, having been pumped full of experimental drugs...scheming, biding his time as he trains himself to take full advantage of the deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Brady Hartsfield is about to embark on a new reign of terror against thousands of innocents, hell-bent on taking revenge against anyone who crossed his path—with retired police detective Bill Hodges at the very top of that long list....

The Deep

The Deep
Author: Nick Cutter
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781476717746
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Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Now in mass-market paperback from the national bestselling author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—an utterly terrifying novel that pits the mysteries of The Abyss against the horrors of The Shining. A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily…and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Mariana Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia”’—a universal healer, from initial reports—has been discovered. It may just be the key to eradicating the ’Gets. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine. “Fans of unflinching bleakness and all-out horror will love this novel….Each new shock is freshly disturbing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

End of Watch

End of Watch
Author: Baxter Clare
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781642472851
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Release: 2006-08-01
Editor: Bella Books
Language: en

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Francis M. Franco. Shot for three bucks and change. The only witness, his ten-year-old daughter. Thirty-five years later, that daughter is LAPD Lieutenant L.A. Franco. Tired of running, Frank realizes it’s time to either face the past or die by its long hand. In an effort to quiet her demons she returns home, to New York’s Lower East Side. But the journey intended to rest old ghosts only resurrects them. While visiting her mother’s grave Frank is stunned to discover a lead in her father’s long-unsolved murder. Aided by NYPD Detective Annie Silvester, Frank follows the lone clue down the unlit steps of memory to a final, unthinkable resolution. In End of Watch, L.A. Franco at last kneels before Fate and in so doing becomes its master.

The End of Policing

The End of Policing
Author: Alex S. Vitale
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781784782917
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

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LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER The problem is not overpolicing, it is policing itself. Why we need to defund the police and how we get there. Recent weeks have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: the nature of modern policing itself. This book attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice— even public safety. Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve. In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives—such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction—has led to a decrease in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.

End of Watch

End of Watch
Author: Robert Kirby
Pages: 309
ISBN: UOM:39015058265995
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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"In End of Watch Robert Kirby seeks to honor the memories of the fallen by telling their stories. Culled primarily from news reports - standardized police reporting being a relatively recent invention - Kirby brings to light the circumstances surrounding the deaths of each of the officers who paid the ultimate price in their efforts to keep the peace. Young and old, sons and fathers, brothers and husbands, each story resonates with bitter lessons about lack of training, procedural errors, and often just the bad luck of being in the wrong place at the wrong time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

End of Watch

End of Watch
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1473642361
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Release: 2017-03-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Hard Light

Hard Light
Author: Elizabeth Hand
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781250030375
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Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

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Punk photographer Cass Neary, “one of noir’s great anti-heroes” (Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love), rages back in the series that began with the award-winning novels Generation Loss and Available Dark. Fleeing Reykjavik and a cluster of cult murders, Cass lands in London to rendezvous with her longtime lover Quinn, a person of interest to both Interpol and the Russian mob. Only Quinn doesn’t show up. Alone in London and fearing the worst, Cass hooks up with a singer-songwriter with her own dark past, who brings her to the wrong party. Cass becomes entangled with the party’s host, Mallo Tierney, an eccentric gangster with a penchant for cigar cutters and neatly-wrapped packages, and a trio of dissolute groupies connected to a notorious underground filmmaker. Forced to run Mallo's contraband, Cass is suddenly enmeshed in a web of murder, betrayal, and artistic and sexual obsession that extends from London to the stark beauty of England’s Land’s End Peninsula, where she uncovers an archeological enigma that could change our view of human history—if she survives. Strobe-lit against an apocalyptic background of rock and roll, rave culture, fast drugs and transgressive photography, Hard Light continues the breathless, breathtaking saga of Cassandra Neary, “an anti-hero for the ages. We’d follow Cass anywhere, into any glittery abyss, and do.” [Megan Abbot, author of The Fever]

Strange Weather

Strange Weather
Author: Joe Hill
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062663139
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill. "One of America’s finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Lethem. In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature’s continual war between good and evil," (Providence Journal-Bulletin) who "pushes genre conventions to new extremes" (New York Times Book Review) deftly expose the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life. "Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap. A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft." On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. "Rain" explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world. In "Loaded," a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning. Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from an artist who is "quite simply the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Kortya).

Foreign Agent

Foreign Agent
Author: Brad Thor
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501146633
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Blood Salt Water

Blood  Salt  Water
Author: Denise Mina
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781409140764
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Release: 2015-07-30
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

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*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER 2016 *** Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water. Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him. Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town - quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests. As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode. As DI Alex Morrow investigates, she uncovers a connection too close to home - and the case is gets more personal than she could possibly imagine.

The Watch That Ends the Night

The Watch That Ends the Night
Author: Hugh MacLennan
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9780773577121
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Release: 2014-06-22
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jerome Martell abadoned his wife Catherine and their daughter Sally to fight on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. After he was presumed dead, Catherine married her childhood friend George. Twelve years later, Jerome returned to Montreal and turned Catherine's life upside down.

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780316262255
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Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

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A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next PickA Walter Award winner Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Watch

Watch
Author: Keith Buckley
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1947856472
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Release: 2018-09
Editor: Barnacle Book
Language: en

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When John Harvey's watch stops working on the morning of February 3rd, 1987, he has an epiphany. It occurs to him that every personal trauma he is trying to forget has had one thing in common: they all occurred at some point on the face of that very watch. The loss of his job, the death of his child, Zola's suicide, all contained right there in that tiny circle of finite numbers. So he smashes the watch. Problem solved. But when John steps out the door to make his daily trek to the local bar as a man newly freed from the tyrannies of time, he is met by a snowstorm that renders him completely blind, and a walk that should have taken just a few minutes begins to feel like years. Because as John Harvey wanders alone through the snow with no sun nor sign to guide him, the twenty-eight year old misanthrope is confronted by the vivid manifestation of every ghost he has devoted his lonely life to avoiding. In the storm he is forced to finally accept the suffering he has been hiding from. In the storm he is forced to understand that the only thing worse than never truly seeing is never truly being seen. In the storm he is forced, for once, to watch.

Mr Mercedes Trilogy Boxed Set

Mr  Mercedes Trilogy Boxed Set
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 1344
ISBN: 1501142062
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Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Scribner Book Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A magnificently packaged boxed set of hardcover editions of Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch, the Edgar award–winning trilogy starring Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, Jerome Robinson, and the diabolical Mercedes Killer, Brady Hartsfield—with unique new jackets and case.

Charlie the Choo Choo

Charlie the Choo Choo
Author: Beryl Evans
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781534401242
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Release: 2016-11-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Fans of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will definitely want this picture book about a train engine and his devoted engineer. Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing
Author: Delia Owens
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780735219113
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Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 6 million copies sold A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Signs of The End Times Key Events To Watch

Signs of The End Times  Key Events To Watch
Author: Erika Grey
Pages: 54
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Erika Grey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For those new to Bible Prophecy or if you already study the topic and would like to learn more, Signs of the End Times: Keys Events To Watch, provides all of the core signs that are listed in various Bible passages. In addition, this work provides categories and subcategories. It is hard to find a complete and accurate source listing the end time signs, which is why this book was written. Those covered are both in the social and geopolitical realm, which teaches the nations that matter and why. This is a first in the Short Book Series intended to instruct on end time Bible Prophecy. This first work in the series focuses on how to correctly identify the signs of the end times.

Two Nights

Two Nights
Author: Kathy Reichs
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781501146527
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Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller—featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct…. Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons—because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

Mr Mercedes

Mr  Mercedes
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781501125607
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Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Originally published: New York: Scribner, 2014.

A Brief History of the Gravenhurst Police Department

A Brief History of the Gravenhurst Police Department
Author: James Wouters
Pages: 117
ISBN: 1771367040
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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