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A Brotherhood Betrayed

By Michael Cannell
  • ISBN Code: : 1250204402
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : True Crime
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The riveting true story of the rise and fall of Murder, Inc. and the executioner-turned-informant whose mysterious death became a turning point in Mob history. In the fall of 1941, a momentous trial was underway that threatened to end the careers and lives of New York’s most brutal mob kingpins. The lead witness, Abe Reles, had been a trusted executioner for Murder, Inc., the enforcement arm of a coast-to-coast mob network known as the Commission. But the man responsible for coolly silencing hundreds of informants was about to become the most talkative snitch of all. In exchange for police protection, Reles was prepared to rat out his murderous friends, from Albert Anastasia to Bugsy Siegel—but before he could testify, his shattered body was discovered on a rooftop outside his heavily-guarded hotel room. Was it a botched escape, or punishment for betraying the loyalty of the country’s most powerful mobsters? Michael Cannell's A Brotherhood Betrayed traces the history of Murder, Inc. through Reles’ rise from street punk to murder chieftain to stool pigeon, ending with his fateful death on a Coney Island rooftop. It resurrects a time when crime became organized crime: a world of money and power, depravity and corruption, street corner ambushes and elaborately choreographed hits by wise-cracking foot soldiers with names like Buggsy Goldstein and Tick Tock Tannenbaum. For a brief moment before World War II erupted, America fixated on the delicate balance of trust and betrayal on the Brooklyn streets. This is the story of the one man who tipped the balance.

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After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (aka the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy. "K'wan delivers a lean, tightly plotted tale that balances noir aesthetics with comic book flair. Fans of pulp and urban lit will be well satisfied." --Publishers Weekly "From page one to the last, K'wan's Black Lotus 2: The Vow is a high-wire act with no net. A smart refiguring of hard-boiled with a nitro injection of new-age sensibilities." --Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times best-selling author of Walking the Perfect Square "Like a cool, hip, and fun evening at a vintage drive-in, Black Lotus 2: The Vow takes me back to a time when Jim Kelly, Pam Grier, and Fred Williamson graced the big screen. Throw in some Bruce Lee and a little The Last Dragon and you have a hell of a butt-kicking, action-filled ride." --Ace Atkins, New York Times best-selling author of The Shameless "Black Lotus 2: The Vow is a thrilling roller-coaster ride of a mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat!" --Bernice L. McFadden, author of The Book of Harlan It's been months since Kahllah El-Amin, aka the Black Lotus, hung up her pistols, retired from the murder-for-hire business, and finally found peace. But when a police officer is murdered and a familiar flower is left at the crime scene, all signs point to it being the work of the Black Lotus. Someone is trying to frame her. Things get more complicated when the case is handed to Detective James Wolf, a former adversary who has since become a friend. To clear her name, Kahllah is forced out of retirement and once again must don the mask of the Black Lotus. She races against time to catch the real killer while trying to outrun her most formidable rival. Their deadly game leads to a shocking truth buried under a mountain of lies, as Kahllah attempts to find justice in a world devoid of light.

Demon Hunting with a Sexy Ex

By Lexi George
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  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Book Code : 160183179X
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 598
  • Pdf File: demon-hunting-with-a-sexy-ex.pdf

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Southern-fried demons. Hell-raising rednecks. And one killer ex-boyfriend . . . THIS WITCH IS ON FIRE Cassandra Ferguson McKenna, aka the Witch of Devil River, has only one thing to say to her demon-hunting ex: We are never ever getting back together. Sure, Duncan Dalvhani may be the hottest thing this side of the Mason-Dixon line. He’s got a body to die for—which is hard to ignore when he skinny dips in her river every day—and swears he loves her. But as a demon hunter, Duncan is the sworn enemy of a demonoid sorceress like Cassandra. Give him another chance to break her heart? Witch, please. But when Cassandra is attacked by a werewolf, Duncan not only comes to her rescue, he helps her take on a band of magic-drunk moonshiners, fire-breathing demons, shifty shapeshifters, and a pet Sasquatch named Sugar. Welcome to Alabama. But when a portal opens up for even more hellaciousness, Cassandra has to admit that Duncan is slowly opening her heart—to a whole new world of unearthly delights . . . Praise for Demon Hunting in Dixie “A demonically wicked good time.”—Angie Fox “A not-to-be-missed Southern-fried, bawdy, hilarious romp.” —Beverly Barton, New York Times bestselling author “A genuinely funny new voice in paranormal romance.”—Publishers Weekly

The Wolf

By J.R. Ward
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982179899
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 808
  • Pdf File: the-wolf.pdf

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Return to the sizzling glymera’s prison camp in this dark and sexy second novel in the new Black Dagger Brotherhood Prison Camp spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward. In the next installment of bestselling author J.R. Ward’s Prison Camp series, things get steamy when Lucan, a wolven forced into bartering drug deals for the infamous Prison Colony, meets Rio, the second in command for the shadowy Caldwell supplier, Mozart. After a deal goes awry, a wolf with piercing golden eyes swoops in to save her from certain death. As shocking truths unfurl, Rio is uncertain of who to trust and what to believe—but with her life on the line, true love rears its head and growls in the face of danger.

Storm Hags

By David Hutchison
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  • Publisher : Flying Sheep Publishing
  • Book Code : 1914335295
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: storm-hags.pdf

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Kirsty and Angus are embarking on a family sailing trip around the world when their parents disappear in a storm and their boat, the Marianne, is shipwrecked. Marooned on the hidden island of Gruinsoye they discover a land full of mystery and menace. A cult of psychics using ancient technology living side by side mythical beings. What should have been the experience of a lifetime suddenly turns into a struggle for survival and escape.

Eden at the Edge of Midnight

By John Kerry
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  • Publisher : EATEOM Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 0957238916
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: eden-at-the-edge-of-midnight.pdf

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There exists a secret realm outside our own, the original Garden of Eden, sealed from the rest of the world and populated with the fittest of men and women. A paradise that became ravaged by smog that choked out the skies. Now the realm exists in darkness and its people need a champion, a chosen one to save them from the poison that cloaks the land and threatens to smother its inhabitants. That’s what they needed. They got sixteen-year-old Sammy Ellis instead. Her only responsibility was to help the “chosen one” open a gateway into the realm. But, not only has she entered the land in their place, she’s also locked them out in the process. Sammy finds herself lost in a twilight land of giant mushrooms and pursued by dark forces. Can she find a way home so the true chosen one can return or has the realm been doomed by her actions?

The Chosen

By J.R. Ward
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0698192982
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 290
  • Pdf File: the-chosen.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A scorching forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood in J. R. Ward’s newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death. As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone. Praise for J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series “Utterly absorbing and deliciously erotic.”—Angela Knight “To die for . . . I love this series!”—Suzanne Brockmann

The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw

By John Davis
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317044894
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 426
  • Pdf File: the-arab-spring-and-arab-thaw.pdf

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What were the unifying principles or strategies that governed the protest movements that swept the Middle East and North Africa in the spring of 2011? Who were the protestors and how did the different authoritarian regimes respond to them? How did regional and international institutions react to a region in turmoil? The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw; Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy addresses these questions by examining a range of successful and unsuccessful protest strategies and counter revolutionary tactics employed by protestors and autocratic regimes. Contributors explore the reactions of the USA, EU and Arab League to events in the region and provide insight as to the gendered dimensions of the struggle along with the ethnic and tribal divisions that continue to impact the post-revolt period. By addressing these critical queries the book demonstrate how the Arab Spring has evolved into a protracted Arab Thaw that continues to profoundly affect regional and international politics.

Star Child

By Katryn Ali
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3743875683
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: star-child.pdf

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This is Book 6 of The Angels Of The Lord ChroniclesThis is the story of AAyaelees Amistis Star. Think of this like a science-fiction soap opera. A spin-off to the wonderful hit series - THE ADVENTURES OF AMISTIS STAR, already in the production of being published. Even though they may take a while to get published and put out there. This book gives you a bit of insight to her adventurous life. Her many travels as she goes from dimension to dimension, planet to extravagant planet.This is the last book of The Angels Of The Lord Chronicles. The books in order are:Book 1 - FLINT'S PRESENT Book 2 - THE VORTEX EXPERIMENT Book 3 - A NIGHT WITH THE GENERAL Book 4 - CORY AND SUZY Book 5 - UNDECIDED Book 6 - STAR CHILD

The Martir Chronicles Box Set (epic fantasy/sword and sorcery)

By Timothy L. Cerepaka
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  • Publisher : Annulus Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1933
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: the-martir-chronicles-box-set.pdf

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For the first time ever, get all twelve books from the Martir Chronicles series in one convenient package! In the Prince Malock World series, follow Prince Tojas Malock as he grows to succeed his father as the next king of his homeland while also dealing with the actions of the enigmatic and often antagonistic gods; in Mages of Martir, Darek Takren, a student at the most prestigious magical school in the world, must defeat a powerful new threat to Martir that even the gods are unable to combat; and in Tournament of the Gods, three mortals--Braim Kotogs, Raya Mana, and Carmaz Korva--are chosen to participate in the Tournament of the Gods, in which the ultimate prize is godhood and immortality for the winner, though with enemies scheming in the background to destroy them, winning the tournament may be an insurmountable challenge. Also includes the bonus short story, What Sharks Hide From. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy adventure series, epic fantasy dragons, epic fantasy magic, epic fantasy sword and sorcery, sword and sorcery adult fantasy, sword and sorcery series, sword and sorcery series magic

Sufism and American Literary Masters

By Mehdi Aminrazavi
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 143845354X
  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : History
  • Members : 717
  • Pdf File: sufism-and-american-literary-masters.pdf

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Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers. This book reveals the rich, but generally unknown, influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. The translation of Persian poets such as Hafiz and Sa’di into English and the ongoing popularity of Omar Khayyam offered intriguing new spiritual perspectives to some of the major American literary figures. As editor Mehdi Aminrazavi notes, these Sufi influences have often been subsumed into a notion of “Eastern,” chiefly Indian, thought and not acknowledged as having Islamic roots. This work pays considerable attention to two giants of American literature, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, who found much inspiration from the Sufi ideas they encountered. Other canonical figures are also discussed, including Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, along with literary contemporaries who are lesser known today, such as Paschal Beverly Randolph, Thomas Lake Harris, and Lawrence Oliphant.

Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood

By Emilia Viotti da Costa
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198024436
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Members : 683
  • Pdf File: crowns-of-glory-tears-of-blood.pdf

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The night of August 17, 1823 saw the start of one of the most massive slave rebellions in the history of the Western Hemisphere, the uprising in the British colony of Demerara (now Guyana), in which nearly twelve thousand slaves took up arms against their masters. In Crowns of Glory, Emilia Viotti da Costa tells the riveting story of this pivotal moment in the history of slavery. Studying the complaints brought by slaves to the office of the Protector of Slaves, she reconstructs the experience of slavery through the eyes of the Demerara slaves themselves. Da Costa also draws on eyewitness accounts, official records, and private journals (most notably the diary of John Smith, one of four ministers sent by the London Missionary Society to convert Demerara's "heathen"), to paint a vivid portrait of a society in transition, shaken to its foundations by the recent revolutions in America, France, and Haiti. Casting new light on the nuances of racial relations in the colonies, the inevitable clash between the missionaries' message of Christian brotherhood and a social order based on masters and slaves, and the larger historical forces that were profoundly eroding the institution of slavery itself, Crowns of Glory is an original and unforgettable book.

The Republic of False Truths

By Alaa Al Aswany
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0525659331
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 572
  • Pdf File: the-republic-of-false-truths.pdf

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A "glorious, humane novel" (The Observer) about the Egyptian revolution, taking us inside the battle raging between those in power and those prepared to lay down their lives in the defense of freedom—this globally-acclaimed narrative from one of the foremost writers in the Arab world is still banned across much of the region. Cairo, 2011. After decades under a repressive regime, tensions are rising in the city streets. No one is out of reach of the revolution. There is General Alwany, a high-ranking member of the government's security agency, a pious man who loves his family yet won't hesitate to torture enemies of the state; Asma, a young teacher who chafes against the brazen corruption at her school; Ashraf, an out-of-work actor who is having an affair with his maid and who gets pulled into Tahrir Square through a chance encounter; Nourhan, a television personality who loyally defends those in power; and many more. As these lives collide, a new generation finds a voice, love blossoms across class divides, and the revolution gains strength. Even the general finds himself at a crossroads as his own daughter joins the protests. Yet the old regime will not give up without a fight. With an unforgettably vivid cast of characters and a heart-pounding narrative banned across much of the region, Alaa Al Aswany gives us a deeply human portrait of the Egyptian Revolution, and an impassioned retelling of his country's turbulent recent history.

Women of the Midan

By Sherine Hafez
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253040620
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: women-of-the-midan.pdf

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An exploration of gender, the Arab Spring, and women’s experiences of revolution, including firsthand accounts. In Women of the Midan, Sherine Hafez demonstrates how women were a central part of revolutionary process of the Arab Spring. Women not only protested in the streets of Cairo, they demanded democracy, social justice, and renegotiation of a variety of sociocultural structures. Women’s resistance to state control, Islamism, neoliberal market changes, the military establishment, and patriarchal systems forged new paths of dissent and transformation. Through firsthand accounts of women who participated in the revolution, Hafez illustrates how the gendered body signifies collective action and the revolutionary narrative. Using the concept of rememory, Hafez shows how the body is inseparably linked to the trauma of the revolutionary struggle. While delving into the complex weave of public space, government control, masculinity, and religious and cultural norms, Hafez sheds light on women’s relationship to the state in the Arab world today and how the state, in turn, shapes individuals and marks gendered bodies.

Kapitoil

By Teddy Wayne
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061989924
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: kapitoil.pdf

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“Teddy Wayne has written a brilliant book. Karim Issar is one of the freshest, funniest heroes I’ve come across in a long time.” — Ben Fountain, bestselling author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara “An innovative and incisive meditation on the wages of corporate greed, the fundamental darkness of its vision lit by the author’s great comic intelligence and wit.” — Kathryn Davis, author of The Thin Place, Hell: A Novel, and Versailles With a fresh and singular voice, Teddy Wayne marks his literary debut with the story of one 26 year old Middle Eastern man’s attempt to live the American Dream in New York City. Like the award-winning Netherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Kapitoil provides an absorbing look into American culture and New York finance from an outsider’s perspective.