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|Author||: Laurell K. Hamilton|
A brutal murder, a suspect in jail, and an execution planned—but what if the wrong person is about to be killed? When a fellow U.S. Marshal asks Anita Blake to fly to a tiny community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on an emergency consult, she knows time is running short. When she arrives, there is plenty of proof that a young wereleopard killed his uncle in the most gruesome and bloody way possible. As the mounting evidence points to him, a warrant of execution is already under way. But something seems off about the murder, and Anita has been asked for her expert opinion on the crime scene. Despite escalating pressure from local cops and the family’s cries for justice for their dead patriarch, Anita quickly realizes that the evidence doesn’t quite add up. Time is against Anita, as the tight-knit community is up in arms and its fear of supernaturals is growing. She races to uncover the truth and determine whether the Marshals have caught the killer or are about to execute an innocent man—all in the name of justice.
|Author||: Jack Cashill|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
"Everything that he has done was against this country." Joe Frazier on Muhammad Ali Part man, part myth, and all American, Muhammad Ali is history's most beloved, most revered athlete. But though he was "The Greatest" inside the ring, outside he was a hulking mass of contradictions. This book is the first comprehensive, pull-no-punches account of America's least likely icon. Jack Cashill explores the changing mores and racial dynamics of the sixties alongside Ali's epic battles in the ring. "What Ali did, great or otherwise, was to channel the spirit of his age. . . . He captured the ethos of that decade all too well. It wasn't pretty. I was there, and I know what I saw." Cashill reveals how Elijah Muhammad seduced Ali--and how that seduction spelled the betrayal of Dr. King's dream, the death of Malcolm X, the humiliation of Joe Frazier, the rise of Don King, and the tragic undoing of Mike Tyson--and proves that: Ali was an unapologetic sexist and unabashed racist, calling for the lynching of interracial couples and an American apartheid as late as 1975. Ali routinely denigrated black heroes who did not share his point of view, including Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and especially Joe Frazier. Ali shamelessly courted some of the most brutal dictators on the planet: Qadaffi, Idi Amin, Papa Doc Duvalier, Nkrumah, Mobutu, and Ferdinand Marcos. With unusual sympathy and unflinching insight, Cashill assesses Ali's boxing conquests and political influence. He shows how the very figure who could have brought America's diverse people together when it mattered, instead tore them apart. Jack Cashill has written and directed The Holocaust through Our Own Eyes, The Soul of the West and the Emmy-Award winning The Royal Years among other documentaries for regional PBS and national cable channels. Cashill has a Ph.D. in American studies from Purdue and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fortune, Weekly Standard, WorldNetDaily, and Ingram's, where he serves as executive editor. He is also the author of First Strike, Ron Brown's Body, and Hoodwinked: How Intellectual Hucksters Have Hijacked American Culture.
|Author||: Marc Strange|
Short-listed for the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel Joe Grundy is an ex-heavyweight boxer whose main claim to fame was that he got knocked out by champ Evander Holyfield. Now he’s chief of security for a posh old hotel, the Lord Douglas, in downtown Vancouver, and life is pretty good. But then a young neo-hippie inherits more than half a billion dollars and decides to give it all away. As soon as the kid checks into the Lord Douglas with the intention of holding a press conference to announce the scheme, Joe knows big trouble is headed his way, especially when the kid winds up dead. Grundy sets out to discover who murdered the would-be philanthropist only to collide with suspects and sucker punches around every corner. Joe had some pretty tough battles during his days in the ring, but this time the stakes are higher, the opponents are lethal, and the final count could be fatal.
|Author||: Roy Williams|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
Right, you know the rules, watch the low blows, if it's a knock-down no messing about, go straight to your corner, and don't come out till called for, are we clear? Touch gloves, let's go. In the red corner: Leon Davidson - Black British champ or Uncle Tom? In the blue corner: Troy Augustus - American powerhouse or naive cash cow? Having spent their youth in the same London boxing gym, vying for the favouritism of inspirational, foul-mouthed trainer Charlie Maggs, the two former friends step into the ring and face up to who they are. Boxing has dominated their lives with an unhoped-for structure and meaning, but it becomes clear that it is no substitute for their health, family, and friends. Roy Williams' Sucker Punch looks back on what it was like to be young and black in the 1980s and asks if the right battles have been fought, let alone won. With an introduction by Harry Derbyshire, Lecturer in English and Drama at the University of Greenwich.
|Author||: Laurell K. Hamilton|
In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.
|Author||: Robbie Q. Telfer|
|Editor||: SCB Distributors|
In Spiking the Sucker Punch, Robbie Q. Telfer's first published collection, the author profiles the modern comedian from the inside out - starting with the innards and moving toward a damaged laughter. His work blends surrealism and narrative, bending grammar and expectations along the way. These pieces interrogate identity, place, and lead the reader to a much higher understanding of bears. This gloriously bellowed lyrical and linguistic chaos, this ‘mess of crossed wires and mixed seagulls,’ will make your status quo ache, your perceptions implode, your horizons widen and shatter. -Patricia Smith, “Blood Dazzler” Robbie Q, our dazzling shooting star sparking the gritty Chicago heavens, crackling with the surprising and contradictory rhythms of life on the run and in the heat. Keep on, Brother Q, dance the dialectic, your wild inspired unruly convergence and conspiracy. -Bill Ayers, activist/educator/author In Spiking the Sucker Punch, Robbie Q. Telfer rocks out a bestiary of antic poetics all his own. In his open and generous hands, speech acts zoom in and out of our collective desire to live and love. You will feel alive again reading it. -Daniel Nester, “How to Be Inappropriate”
|Author||: Laurell K. Hamilton|
#1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton offers a sexy, suspenseful novel of human—and inhuman—passions, as vampire hunter Anita Blake must repay a favor to a man almost as dangerous as the ancient evil she's about to face... Edward is a hit man, specializing in monsters, vampires, shapeshifters, anything and everything. There are people like Anita who do it legal, but Edward doesn't sweat the legalities, or, hell, the ethics. He's an equal opportunity killer. Anita may be one of the few friends that Edward has, but it’s like being friends with a tame leopard. It may curl up on the foot of your bed and let you pet its head, but it can still eat your throat out... EXCLUSIVE TO THIS EDITION ONLY: A PREVIEW OF THE LATEST ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER NOVEL, CRIMSON DEATH
|Author||: David Hernandez|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
It's the summer before senior year, and Marcus should be hanging out, filling his sketchbook, maybe asking a girl out for once. So why is he in a car with his brother, his brother's girl, and the pistol, headed straight toward his dad? David Hernandez writes with striking lyricism and unfaltering poise. Suckerpunch marks the debut of a superb and important new literary talent.
|Author||: James Hadley Chase|
This is the story of Chad Winters, handsome, penniless and ruthless. To get rich quick, he hits upon a plan to charm Vestal Shelley, heiress to the Shelley millions, and finally marry her. He is aided in this plan by his girlfriend, Glorie. However, after the marriage, Glorie is quickly forgotten by Chad. Once married to Vestal, Chad finds himself unable to share their marriage bed, because Vestal's looks physically repel him. So his roving eyes fall on Eve Dolan, Vestal's secretary. Eve is a sultry beauty, who hides her good looks because she thinks Vestal will not tolerate her otherwise. Eve and Chad cook up another plan to have Vestal murdered so Chad can inherit the Shelley estate...
|Author||: Sammi Carter|
No visit to Paradise, Colorado, is complete without a stop at Divinity Candy Shop for a taste of heaven. Owner Abby Shaw inherited Divinity from her Aunt Grace—and took the opportunity to leave corporate law and her cheating husband. Now she spends her time serving up delectable treats, and performing the occasional deductive feat… Abby's life is sweet. She’s settling into running her candy shop, dealing with her busy-body family, and maintaining a solid-if-slow relationship with local police detective Pine Jawarski. But Abby’s smooth sailing soon turns into rocky road when a friend asks her to audition for a production with some considerably talented locals. Out of curiosity, Abby pops her head into the chaotic audition--and finds a dead star center stage. Now she needs to find the true culprit and clear her friend’s name before her newfound happiness is totally fudged… Includes Candy Recipes
|Author||: Paul Vallely,Kevin Collins|
Blood for our future, a Military/Political thriller whose stakes could not be higher, follows President Harlan Andrews as he prepares to launch a joint preemptive first strike with Israel against the world's Islamist terrorists. The strike must be ruthless and carried out with overwhelming lethal force, because a top secret Mossad report proves there are just months left before Mohammed Waleed, the Iranian leader, constructs a series of atomic weapons. Waleed believes he can bring about an end of days that will send Islamist to paradise and infidels to hell. The tension builds as time runs out. The plan is to trick the terrorist into an attack on Israel. Then they will be fighting America's and Israel's war on America and Israel's timetable. Only this strike can save the free world. If the plan works Waleed and his allies will be annihilated in this "all in" winner-takes-all war. If the plan fails, America's President and Israel's Prime Minister will be tried as war criminals.
|Author||: Sucker Punch Sucker Punch Productions|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Books|
"Step into the role of Tsushima Island's last samurai through a vivid showcase of historic detail in a vast and exotic locale, featuring elegant illustrations of dynamic characters, spirited landscapes, and diagrams of Samurai sword-fighting techniques. Inspired by traditional Japanese art, this gorgeously designed art book showcases every historic, vivid detail of Ghost of Tsushima!"--
|Author||: Isaac Adamson|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Meet Billy Chaka, ace reporter for Cleveland's hottest-selling Asian teen magazine. He's brash, savvy, and prone to hair-trigger fits of karate. Billy's in Tokyo to cover the 19-and-Under Handicapped Martial Arts Championship and meet up with his friend Sato Migusion, the international renowned director of such cult film classics as Sex Up the Hotrod, Baby! But Sato never shows. Instead, the girl of Billy's dreams stumbles into a dive bar with tatooed Yakuza mobsters in hot pursuit. Then Billy will start brawls in swanky corporate sex clubs, be offered a golf club membership by a secret religious order, meet a dog trained in the ways of the Samurai, and race stolen motorcycles through the neon-choked streets of Tokyo. Packed with enough over-the-top fists action to make Jackie Chan cry, and featuring the most lovable uncool hero since Austin Powers, this hilarious send-up is a pop culture potpourri of sub-epic proportion.
|Author||: Hamid Rafizadeh|
|Editor||: Archway Publishing|
Every persons existence has its origin in a balance of four elements: brute force, resources, knowledge, and direction. Yet in the evolving landscape of modern-day life, when no one lives a balanced life, everyone suffers. The Sucker Punch of Sharing explains the balance all human beings need to have in their lives, and it shows how human beings can become free. Author Hamid Rafizadeh teaches you how to manage obligations of freedom, and he shows how obligations can be shaped so that you can do what you always wanted to do. With this new understanding, you can receive tremendously detailed and thorough accounting of how to manage the woven tapestry of force and resources in your daily life. The dense forest of knowledge and the deep fog of ignorance must be managed together if human beings are to climb to higher levels of existence. Nothing is guaranteed, as awareness can always come with stumbling down into the lower levels of existenceand even returning to the fog that never lifts. So even as you begin to see the truth of things, the challenge of development and maintenance remains.
|Author||: Kenneth Warren|
|Editor||: Blazevox Books|
Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. Introduction by Dale Smith. Afterword by Ammiel Alcalay. Called by Andrei Codrescu, "one of the few and great readers of American poetry," Warren presents in this collection of more than one hundred essays an interactive history of poetic aspirations and punk protrusions. With a mytho-poetic, archetypal way of reading community, music, and poetry, Warren is a provocative exegete of humanity's typological inheritance. From Wrestlemania to the Cosmic Ethiopian King, from The Residents to Simon Weil, Warren has organized his criticism into four sections, including: Semiotic Sobriety, about the manipulations of language, money, music, property, and state power that squeezed the poetic mind into a punkhole dug by Baby Boomers during the Age of Reagan; Archaic Sexuality, analyzing the lunar circuits and somatic-bio rhythms that pulled poets toward chthonic depth; Alchemical Precision, in which he explores an Arcanum of poets ranging from Objectivists to the Western Occult; and Phamacological Utopia, in which he pays tribute to Charles Olson, A Curriculum of the Soul, Jack Clarke, and other poets of intuitive genius. The book covers the best of Cleveland's underground bands, including Pere Ubu, Home and Garden, The Floyd Band, and The Mice. The Dead Kennedys, The Residents, and Johnny Thunders are represented as well. There are essays on Beat poets Gregory Corso, Bob Kaufman, Jack Kerouac, Peter Orlovsky, and Ray Bremser. Other poets considered are: Kathy Acker, David Antin, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Robin Blaser, Richard Blevins, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Sharon Doubiago, Robert Duncan, Larry Eigner, Stephen Ellis, Clayton Eshleman, Richard Grossinger, Jack Hirschman, Susan Howe, Lawrence Joseph, Yusef Komunykaa, d. a. levy, Lyn Lifshin, Harold Norse, Ed Sanders, Hugh Seidman, Gilbert Sorrentino, Stacy Szymaszek, Tod Thilleman, Anne Waldman, Diane Ward, Lewis Warsh, John Wieners, and many more.
|Author||: Kelley Martin|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
"Macy Dunham" is synonymous with "off-limits." Not only is she practically a virgin, but she's a walking, talking angel who's way too good for a devil like me. She's straight-up beautiful, and so far out of my league I want to cry. Did I mention she's also the godmother to my future niece or nephew? Now I have to play nice with "Aunt Macy" for the next 18 years. There's just one tiny problem-the first night I met her, I played with her a little too nice. Macy was only supposed to be a hook-up. I was supposed to show her a night she'd never forget-give her a little taste of what it's like to be bad-and then send her on her way. She wasn't supposed to stick around, and she damn sure wasn't supposed to become my best friend. Do you have any idea how hard it is to pretend like I don't know how soft her skin feels, how good her lips taste, or how perfect it feels inside her? It's torture. I'd give my left nut for another chance to sink inside Macy, but I can't afford to mess this up and that's exactly what would happen. It's too bad "Blake Whitmore" is synonymous with "screw-up." Macy's a sweet girl who deserves an epic love story. She deserves romance, and a knight in shining armor who slays dragons. I'm not the knight in this story. I'm the dragon.
|Author||: Ashleigh G ,Eva Logan|
|Editor||: Ashleigh Giannoccaro|
Chad King is boxing’s golden boy that didn’t shine. His big dreams have left him at rock bottom and when you’ve lost everything, losing becomes easy because there’s nothing to fight for. The love of his life left him for a life he couldn’t give her and now she’s engaged and on top of the world while he claws his way out of the hole he dug when she left. Lotus Shaw plays the role of the media’s darling, and dutiful fiancé to a man only her parents approve of. She should be on top of the world, but she left her heart on the floor of a fight gym. Now, she’s got to get it back. One little secret from the past is keeping her from the future. When they come face to face again, nothing could’ve prepared them for the sucker punch love was about to land. Nothing worth having comes without a fight.
|Author||: Laurell K. Hamilton|
When her independent reputation is compromised by her engagement to master vampire Jean-Claude, Anita takes an assignment from the FBI to track down a practitioner of dark voodoo who is victimizing women.