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Velma and Rayne take on the case of a missing girl to see if they can still work together without killing each other.
Meanwhile, Chris works his first solo case. He attempts to locate a frightened man before the ex-con who threatened the man’s life catches up with him.
Jake Caliber the Fifth receives an honor.
Haddonwood isn’t real. It can’t be. Another world, another reality, hovers just beyond Chase Rey’s reach. He can see it sometimes. He can almost touch it.
In that world, things are in balance. The dead stay dead and the creature-feature remains safely on the screen. That world isn’t a patchwork quilt of every scary book or movie he’s seen. In that world, the nightmares generally end when you open your eyes and people don’t glitch in and out of existence.
Chase is determined to return to that world, although the only way out may be through the noose that seems to lurk around every corner. He needs allies to survive. But how do you choose your team when you can’t tell who’s real?
In a strange twist of fate, he wins a record-breaking 168 million lottery. But what should be a life-changing dream becomes a heart-pumping nightmare. Suddenly James finds himself thrust into a dangerous game where he’s forced to confront drug dealers, crime bosses out to destroy him, and the personal demons that keep him up at night.
Can he come to terms with his new wealth and drag himself out of poverty, or will the surplus of cash become a death warrant/noose around his neck/ draw bounty hunters and dark alley villains out of their hovels?
Ryan encounters a formidable woman, Lenka, and other ‘Rogues’ who have their own personal reasons for helping those trying to escape their Nazi pursuers.
The Rogues were born of struggle. Each forged in the flames of the Irish or Spanish Civil Wars, the Great Depression or the Russian Revolution, and we learn how they fought, suffered and lost those they loved.
A former Navy bomb tech… A ruthless gang of pirates… A terrifying menace buried in the ocean’s depths…
Ryan Weller misses the surge of adrenaline from his days as an explosives expert. So, when his friend recruits him for an anti-terrorist organization, he gladly leaps back into dangerous waters. But he could be in over his head when his first mission puts him on the trail of deadly outlaws in the Florida Keys…
Scuba diving for clues among the shipwrecks, he discovers a sinister connection with Mexican arms smugglers. And when the merciless bandits come gunning for his blood, he suspects there may be a threat to the entire U.S. lurking beneath the surface.
In this coming-of-age novel, a white, small-town Kentucky teen uncovers dark secrets while investigating her mother’s suspicious death in 1972.
In 1972, on Mudas Summers’s seventeenth birthday, her beloved Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume that Ella’s no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama’s possessions.
But Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy’s almost-more-than-friend, Bobby Marshall, knows that better than most.
Start with No offers a contrarian, counterintuitive system for negotiating any kind of deal in any kind of situation—the purchase of a new house, a multimillion-dollar business deal, or where to take the kids for dinner.
Think a win-win solution is the best way to make the deal? Think again.
For years now, win-win has been the paradigm for business negotiation. But today, win-win is just the seductive mantra used by the toughest negotiators to get the other side to compromise unnecessarily, early, and often. Win-win negotiations play to your emotions and take advantage of your instinct and desire to make the deal.
Radical Candor has been embraced around the world by leaders of every stripe at companies of all sizes. Now a cultural touchstone, the concept has come to be applied to a wide range of human relationships.
The idea is simple: You don’t have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Using Radical Candor—avoiding the perils of Obnoxious Aggression, Manipulative Insincerity, and Ruinous Empathy—you can be kind and clear at the same time.
Kim Scott was a highly successful leader at G
Terry Tempest Williams’s mother told her: “I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won’t look at them until after I’m gone.”
Readers of Williams’s iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as what she found when the time came to read them.
After almost a decade of strife against foes such as the Borg, the Cardassians, the Klingons, and the Dominion, the United Federation of Planets is at the dawn of a new era. Starfleet is renewing its mission of peaceful exploration, diplomacy, and the expansion of knowledge. Among the starships spearheading that endeavor is the USS Titan, commanded by Captain William T. Riker and manned by the most biologically varied and culturally diverse crew in Starfleet history.
But their mission does not begin according to plan.
The world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann—here in a new translation by Michael Henry Heim
Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustave von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.
In the decaying city, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. “It is a story of the voluptuousness of doom,” Mann wrote. “But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist’s dignity.”
In the coming centuries the world’s population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few.
It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest.
When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure.
Only three children survived the terrors of Oneka Falls, New York in 1979.
Each of them paid a terrible price and had to survive as best they could—wrapped in fantasy, the comfort of amnesia, or the silence of self-imposed isolation. Twenty-eight years later, they are drawn together to once again face the town’s horrible secrets–the horde of demons infesting Oneka Falls.
But the strongest of the demons is the one who terrorized them as children…
Can they survive another confrontation with the Demon King?
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