In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based in part on the African Sahara's Empty Quarter) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home afire to start anew and to cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief tells the displaced people a lie about a better place which only he can lead them to, across the desert. With the help of an aged, mysterious woman who knows a better place actually does exist, they set out.
"A beautiful, riveting story."
China has always fascinated outsiders, much in the same way that distant light fascinates someone looking down a dark road. It is both familiar and mysterious, ancient and new, and fully understanding it seems to always remain just out of reach.
When James Morrow, a social worker, first meets Kevin Flynn, he suspects the teen is being abused. To learn more about Kevin's home life, he gets to know the boy's father, Tucker, who's a lobsterman. James is able to put his suspicions to rest, and the two families begin to form a friendship. When a kid at the local recreation center dies of an overdose, detective Maya Morrow adds the case to the long list related to the drug problem plaguing the small New Hampshire coastal town of Newborough.
Cydney Hetherington is a young widow and single mother, the Director of Operations at a small world-class art and antiquities museum in Southern California. The star attraction of the museum's latest exhibit entitled Resurrection is 'The Lucius Robe', the cloak said to be worn by Christ during his trial before Pontius Pilate. This mysterious relic draws hordes of people to the small museum, including a terrorist group interested in obtaining it for their own sinister purposes.
"it started well"
This audiobook is the definitive resource for learning the tricks of the trade and potential pitfalls in the hiring process as well as how to conduct an effective skin-in-the-game C-Suite job search. Skin in the Game is about middle-market private equity hiring of C-Suite executives coupled with the author's unique due diligence screening process.
When private investigator Quint Mitchell tracks the "Heartthrob Bandit" to Allendale, South Carolina, he discovers a small town ready to explode. A cultural feud divides the community while a serial arsonist threatens to burn it down. Battered and bruised, Quint needs more than luck to stay alive; he also requires the tender, loving care of a beguiling nurse and her special brand of physical therapy. Sexual tensions reach fever pitch as the danger mounts.
"This thriller delivers"
Going Nuclear focuses on one of the most critical negotiations in recent memory, the efforts to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. It offers a unique perspective on the negotiations and potential repercussions based on important findings and lessons from psychology, neuroscience, and decision making. It explores the influence of history and hindsight bias on Russia, China, Iran, Israel, and Sunni Arab countries, and the implications for the United States and its Western partners.