Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.
"Fantastic Performance by Hodgman"
Narrated by the irreverent, angry, despairing yet determined Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Tokyo Year Zero tells the riveting, complex story of the hunt for Kodaira Yoshio - known as the Japanese Bluebeard - a decorated former Imperial soldier who raped and murdered at least 10 women amidst the turmoil of Tokyo between May 1945 and August 1946. And it is the story of Detective Minami, chasing down, and haunted by, his own memories of atrocities that he can no longer explain or forgive.
"A difficult book that is not worth the effort"
Velocity 2.0 is the second book from retail automotive industry expert, entrepreneur and former dealer, Dale Pollak. The book picks up where Dale's Velocity: From the Front Line to the Bottom Line leaves off, revealing new ROI-based management metrics and processes dealers can use to operate more efficient and profitable used vehicle departments.
"Every car guy or gal needs to read or listen to th"
Desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 anos, el nino se forja una imagen de si mismo a traves de la observacion y de la escucha a sus padres, asi como de la forma en que percibe su entorno y se siente orgulloso o decepcionado de el. Y son los padres los indicados para favorecer la confianza en si mismo y sobre todo, para desarrollar su autoestima. En este libro, los padres pueden encontrar las respuestas a las preguntas que surjen en este proceso.
At the completion of a court mandated course for anger management, a man simply wants to go home. However, the short drive home turns into an anger producing crucible that causes him to act out in a way that will leave you gasping.
Twenty-three women are dead, murdered by a serial killer who shows no mercy. All 23 women shared the same look as Karen Ryan, and now Karen Ryan is being stalked, hunted like prey by a man who will stop at nothing to possess her. Will Karen become victim number 24? Or does the prey hide a secret that will bring her predator down?
"A lot of story in a little time."
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
"From 2009, but still VERY relevant"
In 1959, a woman was found lying on the bank of a Pennsylvania river. She was nude, strangled and left for dead. Doctors soon realized that the woman was in a coma, they also discovered that she was pregnant. John Harmon is that woman's son, the miracle baby born to a mother who would never know him, never hold him. He has searched most of his life to discover his mother's identity and to find the person who assaulted her. His only clue is a black & white photo found clutched in his mother's hand. After decades of searching, he's finally led to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey....
There's a killer at large in the Colorado community of Eagle's Bluff, and the death toll is frightening. Three families have been brutally murdered, but what really sets the town on edge is the fact that the killer is one of their own. Gregory Michael Rouse, a 17-year-old loner, was on the outside looking in among the affluent residents. Gregory just never seemed to fit and was often the butt of cruel jokes. Now, no one's laughing after Gregory surfaces as the prime suspect in the slayings.
Couples meet in many ways, but when beautiful young, Jessica White awakened to find herself naked and tied to a bed, the last thing on her mind was romance. However, terror soon morphed into an intense fascination with her captor and her innate understanding of human nature allowed her to see past his actions and into his heart. Meanwhile, Jessica's father was being threatened by a serial killer with a personal grudge. But Dr. White is in luck, because his daughter's made a new friend....
When Dr. Jessica White is taken captive by fugitive Sebastian Rojo, her husband will stop at nothing to get her back. Aided by a sexy female bounty hunter named Blue Steele, and the ever-efficient Carly Zhang, he races against time as a winter storm threatens, and corrupt government officials plot his wife's death. With time running out, and a dozen armed men against them, he'll do anything to ensure his wife's safe return, and in the end, Sebastian Rojo will learn the folly of abducting the wife of a man, who is quite possibly, the deadliest man alive.
In which our intrepid correspondent is determined to greet 2007 by coming up with a list of resolutions he is confident he can keep.
Today we’ll meet a man who’s equally at home with copyright law and comedy – Rob Reid talks about his book, Year Zero. Next, Maggie Linton learns how to look on the bright side with psychologist and professor of cognitive neuroscience Elaine Fox and her book, Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain.