Simms is a genehunter, paid by megarich collectors to track down the DNA of the famous for their private zoos. He's employed to locate the genetic code of Tom Jacks. But not the rock star Tom Jacks, just an unknown namesake.The job bugs Simms. Something about it is wrong. Someone is playing him. Problem is he doesn't know who or why. None of the illegal plug-in technology filling his brain is much damn use.
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The compelling short stories of Lydia Peelle have earned her two Pushcart Prizes, an O. Henry Award, and publication in Best New American Voices. This debut collection brings together eight superbly crafted stories that peer deeply into the human heart, exploring lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the land and to the natural world of which they are a part.
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Decade of Change features insights and wisdom into how to manage, and make the most of, change. Vinton Cerf, co-creator of the Internet, peers into the Web's future. Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman probes the nature of decision making. Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, the Hurricane Katrina hero, offers leadership lessons he applied in that crisis. Visionary executive Ray Anderson makes a powerful business case for environmental sustainability.
Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent provides a fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by the leaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on Factor's star-studded course at The Citadel, conservative leaders explain how the movement developed as a powerful force in American politics, how it functions now with a wide range of viewpoints, and where it is going in the future.
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Simms is caught between clONE, Forty Days and the GMA, all of them wanting a piece of him. All he wants to do is uncover the truth of his own genetic origins. The answer to that puzzle brings him back in touch with some very familiar faces. But with all this going on, he doesn't notice who else is on his trail, intending to shut him up permanently...
Simms finally uncovers the truth about Boneyard. With Ballard's help, he hatches a dangerous plan to deal with Forty Days. Problem is, Simms isn't sure whose side he's even on. Meanwhile, he meets up again with both Devi and Kelly. One meeting goes well and one goes very badly indeed. Simms walks a dangerous line. If he gets things wrong, many people will die. Worse still, he will die. And sometimes it seems that's exactly what everyone wants...
Simms begins to uncover the truth about Boneyard. Problem is that nearly gets him badly killed and now he has to walk a line between a bunch of religious fanatics and the GMA who want him to spy on them. Meanwhile, just to make life interesting, he's employed to find the DNA of the members of punk band The Zombies of Death. To do that he needs the help of his old friend, Devi. But she's gone completely AWOL.
Ben has just returned from a war waged against a nameless enemy. To avoid being nabbed by police and forced to work in a factory, he’ll need to find a wife. But to do that, he must wear a bachelor’s suit—and the tailor won’t make one for him.
A clONE death-squad catches up with Simms. But instead of killing him they give him a damn job. Which makes no sense at all. Meanwhile, Simms starts to work the Boneyard case, without knowing what the hell Forty Days expect from him. He just needs to make sure neither Ballard nor clONE find out what he's up to. Then he gets to meet up with Kelly again. And that's where it all goes completely wrong...