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The Scandalous Ecstasies of the Statuesque Sensationalists

By Leith Lachlan Wulf
  • ISBN Code: : 1491852380
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
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When the faded Australian 1960s girly-pop idol Jill St. Brandelis accepts the flirty-eyed advances of a passionate London fan, tabloid dishonor and two fatalities are the shocking upshot of their wretched romantic misadventure. The outrageous particulars behind the appallingly sensationalist tabloid headlines are blushingly recounted in candid detail by Jills still remarkably beautiful big sister, the fabled 1960s pop culture icon Pill Strathspey.

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Zhang Tianyuan woke up again, but he came to the new continent and began to practice again with the memory of his previous life. He has a lot of talent. He has surpassed his peers since he was young. It's very easy for others to break through the difficulties when they enter the Tao from the cultivator. When the auction house was founded, she got along with the beauty disciple of Yaowang and wandered in the land of Tenglong together, even taking in a thousand year old zombie. Pursue and kill the ancestors, break into the wasteland, kill the Immortal Emperor and the celestial being, and fight against the ultimate in the dark. Title the controller, leaving an eternal legend.

The $800 Million Pill

By Merrill Goozner
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 052093928X
  • Total of Pages : 297
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 350
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Why do life-saving prescription drugs cost so much? Drug companies insist that prices reflect the millions they invest in research and development. In this gripping exposé, Merrill Goozner contends that American taxpayers are in fact footing the bill twice: once by supporting government-funded research and again by paying astronomically high prices for prescription drugs. Goozner demonstrates that almost all the important new drugs of the past quarter-century actually originated from research at taxpayer-funded universities and at the National Institutes of Health. He reports that once the innovative work is over, the pharmaceutical industry often steps in to reap the profit. Goozner shows how drug innovation is driven by dedicated scientists intent on finding cures for diseases, not by pharmaceutical firms whose bottom line often takes precedence over the advance of medicine. A university biochemist who spent twenty years searching for a single blood protein that later became the best-selling biotech drug in the world, a government employee who discovered the causes for dozens of crippling genetic disorders, and the Department of Energy-funded research that made the Human Genome Project possible--these engrossing accounts illustrate how medical breakthroughs actually take place. The $800 Million Pill suggests ways that the government's role in testing new medicines could be expanded to eliminate the private sector waste driving up the cost of existing drugs. Pharmaceutical firms should be compelled to refocus their human and financial resources on true medical innovation, Goozner insists. This book is essential reading for everyone concerned about the politically charged topics of drug pricing, Medicare coverage, national health care, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in developing countries.

Impossible Knots

By K.P. DeLaney
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  • Publisher : K.P. DeLaney
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 395
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Life in Sycamore is numbingly predictable until a tornado hits and the town falls suddenly dark during a heatwave. Damien, a young, struggling writer, starts to flounder while his love for Violet, along with his war with addiction, begins to rage in the abrupt darkness. When Violet takes off on the run, Damien is left in another menacing spiral, this time of his own mess. Finding comfort in the rain, and in the company of Alina, he attempts to piece himself back together. As the sweltering summer rolls on, Damien's world unravels further when he's urged to question reality on his path to getting clean. Impossible Knots explains the fragility of the mind when moments in life go haywire.

Sins of the Demon

By Diana Rowland
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  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Book Code : 1101563117
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 235
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Louisiana homicide detective Kara Gillian is doing her best to cope with everything that's happened to her over the past year, all while s continuing to hone her skills as a demon summoner. But lately she's beginning to wonder if there's a little too much demon in her world. She has a demon for a roommate, the demonic lord Rhyzkahl is still interested in her for reasons she can't fathom, and now someone in the demon realm is trying to summon her. And there's no way that can end well. Meanwhile, people who've hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead. Kara is desperate to find the reasons for the deaths to clear her own name, but when she realizes there's an arcane pattern to the deaths, she knows that both the human and the demon worlds may be at risk unless she finds out who's behind it all. She's in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.Sins of the Demon is the exciting fourth installment of the Kara Gillian series.