Ready or not, here he comes.... It's the same each time. A woman's body is found with a ticking stopwatch clutched in her dead hand. A distraught father must find his child before the boy suffocates - and the killer takes his left eye. Alexander Zorbach, a washed-up cop turned journalist, has reported all three of the Eye Collector's murders. But this is different. His wallet has been found next to the corpse, and now he's a suspect.
It was an age of empire, an age of contrast, and an age of dramatic change - and one which would determine the destinies of nations as well as of men. Captain Philip Blackwood of the Royal Marines rejoins his ship, HMS Audacious, in August of 1850, anxious to get back into action. "Per Mare - Per Terram" is the marines' motto. In the torturous heat of Africa, where they are sent to stamp out the remaining strongholds of slavery, and later, in the bitter war of the Crimea, Philip Blackwood and his men learn to obey it without question.
More than 40 years after their release from the notorious "Hanoi Hilton", three American prisoners of war return to Vietnam to make peace with their most brutal former captor, a guard whom they've dubbed "Mr. Wonderful". The US State Department hopes reconciliation will help cement a major trade agreement between Washington and the Vietnamese. But when Mr. Wonderful is found murdered, the three ex-POWs are accused of the crime, and the multibillion-dollar deal threatens to unravel.
While everyone was bemoaning their alleged laziness and self-absorption, the Millennial generation quietly grew up. Pragmatic, diverse, and digitally native, this massive cohort of 80 million are now entering their prime consumer years, having children of their own, and shifting priorities as they move solidly into adulthood.Millennials with Kids changes how we think about this new generation of parents and uncovers profound insights for marketers and brand strategists seeking to earn their loyalty.
For James Allen, philosopher and pioneer of the New Thought movement, the highest expression of personal realization was to be "in the world" but not "of the world." As Allen says, "The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome." In this collection of short essays he discusses the attitudes and actions required for the attainment of that abiding inner peace "where the Heavenly Silence reigns."
"Because you squeezed my bottle and set me free, I will grant you three wishes," Mister Bubble told the children.
Plague strikes the city of Sarum, and the dead rise from their graves. The liche, Dr. Cadman, has discovered a long-hidden artifact and perverted its power for his own selfish ends. But an ancient evil from beyond the stars is drawn by its use and turns hungry eyes upon the Earth. These are the times of Unweaving, the times Deacon Shader has been prepared for since the day he was born. A man of prayer, deeply troubled by a contradictory faith, he is also the deadliest warrior of his generation.
Artificial Intelligence will cause you to take a good look at yourself and how programmed we have become as a people in society and the pitfalls that hinder us in becoming independent thinkers.In this book, Keith Douglas breaks down health, society, nutrition, religion, finances, the plague of social media and so much more. Artificial Intelligence will show you how to become a critical thinker that will rid you of conformities, customs, traditions and habits. It will totally free you from mental bondage.
Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality is a guide and memoir that shows how spirituality and meditation can be practiced without faith in God(s), gurus, or the supernatural. Techniques such as mindfulness and vipassana meditation have been practiced for thousands of years; are corroborated by reason, psychology, and neuroscience; and help develop a sense of compassion, charity, and the pursuit of meaning and knowledge.
This book discusses the traits of the firstborn, middle born, last born, and only child.
Beliefs are subconscious, meaning they are hidden from the conscious. The subconscious mind is not easily available. Reaching and discovering the subconscious then changing it are the subjects of this book. You will learn various techniques that will not only help you interpret the subconscious but remove your negative beliefs so you may live a more fulfilling, stress-free life. There are systematic guidelines to help you achieve this goal.
In What Does Love Have to Do with It: Excruciating Lessons on My Path to Enlightenment, author Mary DeYon breaks free from society's expectations concerning marriage, religion, beauty, and career to find happiness - according to her own terms. Join her on an inspirational journey of self-discovery as she overcomes her personal demons and finally learns to love herself.
An enthralling collection of creepy and mysterious stories. From classic detective stories to spine-tingling horror and scary ghost stories, these tales will make your flesh crawl.... 1. 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain. 2. 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole. 3. 'The Cactus' by O. Henry. 4. 'Dead of Night' by W. F. Harvey. 5. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft. 6. 'Rattle of Bones' by Robert E. Howard. 7. 'The Last Leaf' by O. Henry. 8. 'The Magnet' by Barry Pain. 9. 'Pickman’s Model' by H. P. Lovecraft.
Play is an essential, necessary, and natural human activity, and it's for adults and companies, too. Funny Business will show you how adults and companies can recapture and use this powerful tool to foster innovation, increase their competitive advantage, and create a vibrant and satisfying workplace. It delves into the concepts of play and what makes it so powerful in children's development' and dispels the myths and beliefs that have made play a dirty word.
Happy House by Jane D. Abbott (1881-1968) was recently released into the public domain. It is a lovely, articulate look at life as a recent college graduate in 1920s America. Writing in the vein of Louisa May Alcott et. al., Ms. Abbott delights in this tale of two young women who share a name and decide on an identity switch that sends one of them on the trip of a lifetime. A plethora of high-spirited New Englanders peoples this tale performed by professional actor and narrator Sara Morsey.
The First World War laid waste to a continent and altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence - and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbits, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis.
People all over the world have been practicing meditation for many centuries. Meditation is one part of a holistic lifestyle that can help you get your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual selves into sync. Everyone meditates for different reasons. Whether you are looking for a great way to de-stress and relax, or you want an improved focus with day-to-day tasks, meditation offers a very useful tool to achieve the results.
Come back to an age of goddesses, heroes, and men. Long ago on a beautiful island in the Eastern Mediterranean, a famous Bronze Age inventor named Daedalus created working wings. Naturally, inevitably, he had to test them. Since flight is something we all long for, deep down in our souls, he made two pair: one for himself and another for his son. It could have been his life's work, a masterpiece, but, Icarus had a different idea.
Many people think of the typical serial killer when they hear the word psychopath. The truth is that there are psychopaths in our daily lives, and we may not even know it. Unlike the other four conditions in the Misunderstood Loner series, the psychopathy disorder is generally something a person is born with versus something that is learned from his environment. His brain is wired a certain way that many of us do not understand, much like how an autistic person has distinct wiring in his or her brain.
Business, like any adventure, begins with a leap into the unknown. Brian Tracy's first dream was of a journey. Not a leisurely drive to the beach or a weekend campout-a wide open adventure that would take him 17,000 miles from his home on Canada's Pacific Coast all the way to South Africa. His journey - a harrowing series of false starts, long days, and narrow escapes- taught him about "becoming unstoppable," not only in pursuing adventure but in daily life and business as well.