Mexican drug networks are large and violent, engaging in activities like the trafficking of narcotics, money laundering, extortion, kidnapping, and mass murder. Despite the impact of these activities in Mexico and abroad, these illicit networks are remarkably resilient to state intervention.
When a Jack the Ripper copycat killer murders a waitress in Whitechapel, a tabloid newspaper hires private detective Matthew Reid, descendant of the detective on the original case, as a publicity stunt to sell newspapers. Meanwhile, when Reid's daughter, Chelsea, a survivor of a vicious attacker who butchered her face, learns that a killer is stalking a group of Ripperologists at a writer's convention in Florida, Reid's investigation becomes much more than he bargained for.
"Dark yet interesting"
It should have been just another routine call for Rye and Claire Anderson, owners of Mad Dash Ambulance Service. But when the DOA they deliver to the hospital goes missing, their routine turns deadly. Greedy doctors involved in black market organ harvesting; innocent girls lured into the lucrative, dangerous world of xxx-rated films. Sex, murder, and deception in a small Oregon town. It's all here in Body Parts, Kit Crumb's latest Rye and Claire Adventure.
For over 150 years the image of western bad men has thrilled readers and filled movie screens. Who hasn't heard of Jesse James, the Dalton Brothers, Black Bart, or Belle Starr? They are as much a part of American folklore as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. There's something about the west that has brought out the best, and the worst, in mankind. The funny thing is, a cult following has developed around many of these bandits, making them out to be something they weren't.
L.A. Maldonado has brought together a second collection of his most bizarre tales containing dark doings and unthinkable acts from the darkest regions where both horror and madness take on eerie, unearthly forms.... Where noises in the walls and shadows by the bed are always signs of something dreadful on the prowl. Publishing for the second time, he will take you to places you've never been before, places that are both dark and vividly illuminated.
A young woman is relocated by the Witness Protection Program to a position as hospital admission director in another state. An illegal Latino immigrant loses his job and becomes homeless, and lives on the street. A young 19-year-old man, with an exceptionally high IQ, joins the US Army and befuddles his sergeant with his amazing knowledge. A married couple buy a cemetery lot in their hometown, planning ahead for the future. A 70-year-old widow is shocked to learn that she is pregnant at a routine medical examination by her doctor.
"Superb narration that brought characters to life"
When Rogue Ambulance Search and Rescue owners Rye and Claire Anderson are called to remove a body from a remote cliff face, they are drawn into a family quest fueled by hate and deceit that has festered for over 80 years. Now, faced with serial killings that threaten their small town and have put Rye in the hospital with a bullet, it is up to Claire to discover the family secret, reveal the killer, and not become the next victim.
Twenty years ago, Frank Felson was a baseball-bashing, drum-smashing, rock-n-roll lothario. It was pseudo semi-pro ball, and his band was a much maligned one hit wonder, but for Frank, the world was his oyster, and he was shucking it for pearls. Today, Frank's life is a steaming pile of excrement. He's unemployed, his dog has been murdered, and his wife is shacking up with another man. Worst of all, Frank's current band plays nothing but Jimmy Buffet covers.
If only a large metropolitan area could offer all of the following: a reasonably healthy economy, exceptional public education and high educational attainment, elite music and art, innumerable leisure activities, remarkably affordable housing, strikingly short commute times, some of the safest weather conditions in the country, near universal health care, solid public transportation, a culture of ingenuity, and an overall tradition of acceptance. Believe it or not, such an area exists.
What should have been just another call takes ambulance owners Rye and Claire Anderson to the site of an overturned van where a dozen teenage girls are scattered across the interstate. In an effort to understand the chaos, they describe the incident to a detective friend who is just as baffled. But when his young daughter, Amy, disappears, the three follow a trail that leads to a camp deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.
Ruben Soto gives us an insightful and informative history of the leading Spanish-language television network in the United States. This book will show you how Univision changed American television from an all English-format to one that includes Spanish. You will also hear how Univision convinced advertisers that Hispanics had huge purchasing power.
Deep in the Oregon woods, a young girl's life hangs in the balance in a battle between a corrupt sheriff and a ruthless drug cartel.
In Kevin Garnett: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Power Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier power forwards, Kevin Garnett. Since joining the NBA directly from high school, Kevin Garnett has had a highly productive and legendary career in the NBA as a leader and as a basketball player.
A secretive group of scientists and investors control a revolutionary machine that will change the course of medicine - and fortunes of those who must destroy it.
When successful Psychotherapist, Theodore Bond, discovers that two of his patients are appearing in each other's night terrors, yet they've never met he decided to use Past Life Regression, and the detail of their nightmares is shocking.