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Devlin's Team # 4: Missing Persons

Devlin's Team # 4: Missing Persons

Devlin's team has spent over a year on earth at Keri's chateau recovering from the Terra Nova assignment. Finally given a new job by the Inner Worlds Council Security, Devlin, Dancer, and Cha journey to Astrakhan where several scientists have disappeared. Etech Cha Hao Chan looks like excellent bait and Devlin is grateful for a straight-forward assignment this time. Unfortunately, they trust the wrong people....

Come Unto These Yellow Sands

Come Unto These Yellow Sands

Once a bad boy, the only lines Professor Sebastian Swift does these days are Browning, Frost and Cummings. When a student he helped to disappear becomes a suspect in a murder, he races to find the boy and convince him to give himself up before his police chief lover figures out he’s involved. Max likes being lied to even less than he likes sonnets. Yet his instincts--and his heart-- tell him his lover is being played. Max can forgive lies and deception, but a dangerous enemy may not stop until Swift is heading up his own dead poet’s society.

Affairs of the Head

Affairs of the Head

Nervous, shy, plain, unfashionable, impecunious, ordinary? There are loads of people like that, but surely not hero material? Jayne Muffatt is all of these, seventeen years old, suppressed at home, ignored outside, and certainly no hero when she turns up for her first job after an undistinguished school career. Yet she overcomes her mother, who wants her to marry a sinister evangelist with a secret and an agenda, her boss, whose firm makes wonderful medical equipment but with a terrifying dark side, a county court which wants to imprison her for arson and housebreaking and even a tabloid newspaper, portraying her as ‘the computer sex girl’. This follows an unexpected encounter with her boss’s computer, 'borrowed' to verify suspicions held by her and her geeky friend Jon Bacon. Jayne has to survive a car chase, a fire, a coma, a court case, a discovery which pulls down the shutters on a hoped-for romance, a complete reversal of her own long-held opinions, an attempt to scramble her brain and the loss of Jon. She discovers talents she never suspected when she learns to use her boss’s computer to search her own and other people’s minds. In the final chapters, she uses her abilities in a dramatic rescue, though mixed with tragedy. Through all this journey of self-discovery, Jayne finds a resilience and resourcefulness she never thought she had, and grows from a shy and downtrodden teenager into a worthy, if not always perfect hero. This is a clearly constructed, well-paced and often humorous story, for young people who don’t fit the usual image and prefer heroes who don’t, and for those of us who remember that we were like that too.

Visions in America II

Visions in America II

A brief preface repeats the first preface and comments further as it wanders over the topic of faith and wisdom. These are imaginative rather than eidetic visions (words and thought words.) We wander into scripture and go on to the visions in Chapter 1. Vision 10 speaks of biblical numerology, why 52 is a bad number, the number 11 and such matters. Hebrew, Greek and English compared in prophecy. Vision 11 is a lament by Isaac on the state of the Jews. Vision 12 shows God passing the question of men over to Divine Wisdom. Vision 13 is a conversation between the Angel of Death and Divine Wisdom on how to fix the problems of Earth. Vision 14 opines on the horned dilemma of wisdom and cites a passage of William Blake to refute. Vision 15 compares faith and wisdom, reason and imagination and how they harmonize. Vision 16 advises us not to go chasing dragons. Vision 17 discusses Mordecai in the Book of Esther and his folly. Vision 18 discusses clerical hypocrisy, America and Israel, and their new flags and seals, and some more on biblical numerology.

Ol' Jeb

Ol' Jeb

Ol' Jeb O'Flannery is a mean old coot. He's spent his entire life ensuring that people fear him, and he's taken advantage of that fear to get just what he wanted when he wanted it. But Ol' Jeb is getting on up in years, so he decides it's time to impose on his son and have himself a nice little home for the rest of his life. Jeb arrives at the door full of smiles and settles in. Little does he know that, sometimes, fear leads to desperate actions of self-preservation, and that, sometimes, other forces come into play to protect others.

Mandy And The Missing: Ascent Of The Absent.

Mandy And The Missing: Ascent Of The Absent.

"Mandy And The Missing: Ascent Of The Absent" (by L.R. Buxton) is the first in a series of novels, where psychological thriller meets fantasy (with a touch of the paranormal). The story is about a teen (half-Scottish, half-English) moving away from her Mum for the first time, to go to college. When she arrives on the South Coast of England her whole world threatens to be turned upside-down as she finds that a local laboratory have perfected the art of turning people invisible - and the secret now threatens to affect everyone in the community. The story was inspired by my own time at Southampton, as well as my love for contemporary thrillers, horror and suspense, and is based around the feelings of growing-up, being thrown into new situations and potential alienation. With elements of humour, eerie suspense, creepiness and 'fish out of water' situations all thrown in, "Mandy And The Missing" is designed to a fun yet fulfilling page-turner that keeps the reader keen for the next chapter (and the next in the series). L.R. Buxton.

How to Get As and Bs

How to Get As and Bs

The purpose of this book is to prepare students to reduce test or exam preparation and test or exam taking anxieties by guiding learners to use syllabus as a roadmap for achieving HIGHEST scores, grades and GPAs on all tests and exams. The book encourages and guide learners to complete all course requirements to achieve highest scores and enjoy greater academic success. In this book, the words exams and test are sometimes used interchangeably. However, test is used to cover all course requirements such as attendance, quizzes, assignments, experiments, projects, midterm exams and final exams, and on the other hand, exams is used specifically for tests such as midterm and final exams. The methods and systems for preparing for tests, revising for tests, and taking exams are notes on how to prepare and pass examinations successfully the author developed several years ago. This book was originally prepared for and shared with friends, families, and few students based on years of practicing the techniques for passing exams and tests successfully. The author has successfully proven the techniques for over 33years. The author developed this test preparation and taking techniques because growing up; the author observed he quickly forgets and needed to find ways to remember and recollect information to get excellent scores on tests and examinations to achieve outstanding GPAs in college. This book, therefore, answers the questions, when, how and what to do to start preparing for tests or exams, when and what system is efficient for revising for an exam or a test, and what are the plans including psychological techniques for taking an exam or a test. The tips or instructions or guidelines, given in this book apply to tests and examinations in general. However, it benefits the college and university students on what to do at the start of the semester through to the end of the semester to excel on all the course requirements. It will also benefit high school students. This guide prescribes proven three phase system to apply to get highest scores, “A” grades and highest GPAs in any academic, training and educational program.

Decision Time

Decision Time

Several dozen international corporations are invited to a special briefing at an economic summit. The briefing is presented in an unorthodox way, inviting the uninitiated to disbelieve. Five attendees don't, and establish contact for further information.The core five start working the plan, and create their own secret plan within the original plan.

Magnificats: Return of the Demon Wind

Magnificats: Return of the Demon Wind

When a gwyllion wind engulfs 13-year-old Apple Standish outside of her Irish middle school, the veil between her everyday reality and an unseen world is momentarily torn away. Apple catches a glimpse into another ether-world, where she locks eyes with Tak, the feline leader of a clandestine order of numinous nine-lived cats, known by tree folk and fey alike as Magnificats. The effect of this unseasonable sheegee sweeps Apple out of her attachment to bitterness over her parents’ divorce and into a massive struggle to save the world from a powerful demon wind she accidentally releases.Along the way, she meets her first true friend, an awkward and isolated foster child with a gift for healing animals named Krystal, as well as Magnificat leaders, including the Clouders, constant allies of the human race throughout their time on earth, both openly and secretly. The events set in motion entangle both girls in a magical struggle against a terrifying enemy, and ultimately bring them to a new understanding of courage, purpose, loyalty, and family.

For the Love of Money

For the Love of Money

Following a governmental flatfoot discovering an attache case full of cash, when after the death of a notorious gangster in the Windy City during the 1970's, however, as the years go by, the attache case of money will pass from one devious hand to another one, and although the money keeps accumulating, there is dangerous results as if the crisp, dead presidents are really cursed. Until a young, single mother of three children will stumble on the bag of stolen loot evens though the single mother, deems her find as a good case of, "seek and ye shall find."

Boy Out in Africa and Lady Mandrax

Boy Out in Africa and Lady Mandrax

An introduction to my work, Boy Out In Africa is the true story of a gay teenager growing up in a turbilant Cape Town during the 1970s. Bouncing from one shag to another he learns about love, life and death and, in the process, is sucked into the fight for political freedom for South Africa's black people.In South Africa's 1970's gay underground there was no racial segregation and people of all colours danced in the illegal clubs or shabeens; where the politics were left outside, if only for a few hours all night. A young Londoner could easily find himself on the wrong side of the law in such curcumstances and I often did. Although this story has sexual content it explains how young people can easily place themselves in danagerous situations, but by doing so, gain an true understanding of political supression.This true story is combined here with the totally fictional Lady Mandrax, the story of a woman's life in a L.A brothel during the 1960s, a dark love story and a retelling of the classic love triangle. Adult Content, with explicit drug, sex and voilence.

Covered in Pet Fur: How to Start an Animal Rescue, The Right Way

Covered in Pet Fur: How to Start an Animal Rescue, The Right Way

Non-profit organization founders Amy Beatty & Stacey Ritz discuss in detail the ins and outs of running a successful non-profit organization. From the early days of animal shelter volunteer work to currently running a sustainable and viable organization within their community, the authors discuss both their successes and failures in forming and running their organization. While non-profit organizations are often characterized as a labor of love, keen business sense, ingenuity and dedication to ones passion are essential ingredients for any business - non-profit or for-profit. Throughout each chapter the authors pinpoint one topic and hone in on specific details to either enhance your current non-profit organization or to provide guidance and assist you in starting your own non-profit organization. A coveted how to guide for starting and operating an animal rescue, Covered in Pet Fur intertwines countless stories from the founders of Advocates 4 Animals, Inc. Firsthand accounts of rescue missions, collaborative efforts with shelters and pitfalls that have been encountered along the way bring hilarity and and clarity to the world of animal rescue. With an estimated 3 to 4 million pets being euthanized annually in United States animal shelters, viable and sustainable rescue organizations are urgently needed. Whether you are a start-up non-profit organization, an existing organization seeking growth and new ideas, or simply an individual who wants to make an impact on your own community, Covered in Pet Fur will certainly inspire, educate and at times bring you to both laughter and tears. A must read for any animal lover and anyone who truly wants to make the world a better place through insight and action. ____________ WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING... "I met the authors almost five years ago and immediately was drawn to their project because of their passion and dedication to our furry friends. I learned a little from them through brief conversation but not until I read their book did I fully understand the ins and outs of what they were doing. I really enjoyed their book (which was very well written) as it gave the good, the bad and the ugly--they left no stone unturned." -Mark and Janet Garlikov"5-Stars! Great book for anyone that is considering fostering, starting their own rescue or starting any non-profit (though it is geared to animal rescue, there are still points any nonprofit can use).""This is a unique perspective on animal rescue and the only book of its kind on the market. The two authors have years of hands-on experience working in animal rescue and share their collective wisdom on all aspects of shelter rescue: the good, the bad and the ugly. There are harrowing, heartbreaking and inspiring stories mixed with practical step-by-step tips on how to plan, organize and run a rescue group. Covered in Pet Fur is a brutally honest primer for anyone thinking they want help rescue animals and those already volunteering or working in rescue or shelters." - Layla Morgan Wilde"Couldn't put it down! Full of useful information for those considering starting a nonprofit and covers pretty much everything you can think of." -Amanda K. Stanley"This was a great read on how Advocates 4 Animals started with great suggestions and points to consider for starting one's own rescue. I loved the stories about the animals the author had experiences with and would have enjoyed more stories in the overall content." - Jean, Canada"This book is a MUST HAVE! Great book! Really gives you insight into the world of rescue. It teaches you how to make an impact on your community as an individual or as a group." -Katrina Thompson