Author : Jeffrey J. Mariotte
Category : Fiction
Publisher : WordFire +ORM
ISBN : 9781680570069
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 347

When an explosion wrecks police detective Annie O’Brien’s career and destroys her hearing, she’s left with something new—a vastly heightened sense of empathy that makes it impossible to be around other people. Her home in Phoenix, Arizona’s bustling metropolitan area rapidly becomes unbearable. An investigative job offered by an old family friend sends her to a lonely corner of New Mexico, to try to free an innocent man wrongly convicted of a brutal double murder. As she pursues justice for the unfortunate prisoner, she finds herself caught up in the saga of New Dominion, a nearby town wiped out in a bloody massacre back in 1933…but is somehow rising from its own ashes. Annie’s presence creates unexpected ripples, summoning ancient, demonic forces and causing tragedy to repeat itself—unless she can find some way to stop it. Cold Black Hearts is a riveting supernatural thriller, and Annie O’Brien is bound to be your new favorite character!

Author : Kelly Eads
Category : History
Publisher : Casemate
ISBN : 9781636241982
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 209

Kelly Eads joined the 101st Airborne Division soon after 9/11, his experience reflecting the patriotism and commitment of so many young men and women who responded to the attack. He deployed to Iraq twice with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment. Early in their deployment to Iraq, the 2nd Battalion brought the fight directly to the enemy by setting up patrol bases in the local areas where they lived and operated. Soon they built a reputation for themselves, becoming known to the enemy as the Black Hearts—The 502nd had been distinguished on the battlefield by black hearts on their helmets since World War II. Their Scout Platoon became known as Painted Guns due to their practice of camouflaging their rifles. During Eads’ deployments, the battalion would experience thousands of Improvised Explosive Devices and firefights. They would spend countless hours in blistering 120-degree desert heat, controlling roads and preventing enemy freedom of movement; and would dedicate months to hunting enemy mortar teams and terror cells. With the help of Dan Morgan, an Infantry officer who deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan as a commander and operations officer, Eads takes the reader on a rollercoaster of combat experiences during the hunt for the most violent terrorist in Iraq, Ab? Mu??ab Zarq?w?, bringing to life the painstaking and horrid details of combat in a sectarian war. He tells the story of the soldiers’ camaraderie, built through adversity, and the love of family that sustained them.

Author : Marilyn Yim Sivaseelan
Category : Poetry
Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN : 9781543766837
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 68

This little poem of adventure follows the journey of The Little Black Heart, who unravels mystery and discoveries along an unbeaten path. The little heart does not realise at first how its new colours emerge and in an unexpected flash, experiences its first heartbeat. It starts from a land of black, black sand where the little heart glimpses the future and takes off with a spark of hope. It needs to overcome limiting beliefs to take the leap. In its travels, the little heart encounters ups and downs, but finds clues as well. This story is about growth. It is about understanding how our past experiences influence our present and continuous choices in life. It touches on opportunities which if unknown to us, may slip through our fingers. The future is as bright as you project it, and you, the reader, will find empowerment in this story. Realisation that you have the freedom to choose, is this little book’s aspiration. The pieces of art in this book are yours to treasure and personalise for yourself. Go on this journey with someone important and together, open up a world of possibilities. This space is yours, and in that space, unlock your curiosity. Let your ideas run free.

Author : Jim Frederick
Category : History
Publisher : Crown
ISBN : 0307450988
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 464

“Riveting. . . a testament to a misconceived war, and to the ease with which ordinary men, under certain conditions, can transform into monsters.”—New York Times Book Review This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in arguably the country’s most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily mortars, gunfire, and roadside bomb attacks, suffering from a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one Black Heart platoon—1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion—descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the Iraq War—the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her and her family. Three other 1st Platoon soldiers would be overrun at a remote outpost—one killed immediately and two taken from the scene, their mutilated corpses found days later booby-trapped with explosives. Black Hearts is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of Death, Black Hearts is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the twenty-first century.

Author : Eve Newton
Category : Fiction
Publisher : Eve Newton
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book :

A short prequel to the Circle of Darkness Series that takes you back fifty-six years to when the vampire, Ember met the cute human, Simon and changed his world forever. Hot paranormal vampire prequel. Wild Hearts: Circle of Darkness, Book 1 by Eve Newton & Leia King is available now.

Author : M. Henderson Ellis
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Young Europe Books
ISBN : 9780985062392
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 178

Welcome to Pava, a city where miniaturized show-dragons are pitted against each other in secret, forbidden tournaments, and magic has been outlawed by a cruel child dictator. Here lives Petra K, the daughter of a shut-in mother, who becomes the master of a dragonka everyone wants to get their hands on. In a complicated world of sorceresses, gypsies, child gangs, and secret police, Petra K needs to decide whom to trust, and whom to betray in order to keep herself and her pet safe. But revolution is in the air, and she too is caught up in its pull. Only the Blackhearts, a gang of orphan children, dare to defy the new dictator’s rule, selling potions to survive. Along with the Blackhearts, Petra K faces a murderous pack of mechanical dragonka, a phantom secret agent—and, most harrowing, her own weaknesses. Will the Blackhearts’ adventures and courage inspire the terrified population to rise up again, and return Pava to a place of prosperity, where dragonka run free? Petra K and the Blackhearts is the first thrilling book of a trilogy by M. Henderson Ellis, whose previous novel Booklist called "a wild, manic ride . . . thoroughly enjoyable." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author : Nicole Castroman
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781481432719
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 384

In this stunningly creative debut “filled with well-drawn characters…and smoldering passion,” (Booklist) Nicole Castroman reimagines the origins of history’s most infamous pirate—Blackbeard. When Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, returns home from a year at sea, he finds his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, all Teach wants is to return to the vast ocean he calls home. There’s just one problem: he must convince his father to let him leave and never come back. Following the death of her parents, Anne Barrett is left penniless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne takes a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks and Anne longs to escape the confines of her now mundane life. How will she ever achieve her dream of sailing to Curaçao—her mother’s birthplace—when she’s trapped in England? From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn together by a shared desire for freedom, but kept apart by Teach’s father, their love is as passionate as it is forbidden. Faced with an impossible choice, Teach and Anne must decide whether to chase their dreams and leave England forever—or follow their hearts and stay together.

Author : Richard Symanski
Category : Science
Publisher : Yale University Press
ISBN : 9780300128130
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 240

This fascinating book is a firsthand account of the adventures of an ornithological field team studying long-tailed finches in outback Australia. In 1991, Nancy Burley, a noted behavioral ecologist, and her husband, Richard Symanski, went to Australia with their one-year-old son and four American students hired as field assistants and babysitter. The social relationships and problems that developed among these individuals in confined and exotic settings and the scientific discoveries that did -- and did not -- take place form the heart of the book. Symanski begins by telling how he and his wife set up this elaborate field expedition -- including the hiring of what seemed to be qualified, compatible, and knowledgeable field assistants. He then describes the harsh realities of their circumstances in Australia: primitive living conditions on an outback cattle station; field sites and subjects for study that were not as expected; and students who were not prepared for the rigors of field life and who became unenthusiastic about the work for which they had been hired. And he tells how he and his wife strove to overcome all the different challenges with which they were confronted. The book provides insight into the demands of professor-student-based fieldwork, particularly when generational conflicts, differing expectations, and culture shock complicate the business of doing science.

Author : John Scott (agriculturist.)
Category : Fruit
Publisher :
ISBN : UCAL:$B71411
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 624

Author : Rick DeMarinis
Category : Fiction
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
ISBN : 1583220402
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 338

Borrowed Hearts traces the development of Rick DeMarinis's incantatory voice, including newer work as well as stories selected from his three previous, highly acclaimed collections: Under Wheat (1986), the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction; The Coming of the Free World, a New York Times Notable Book (1988); and The Voice of America (1991). The title story was included in 1991's The Best Stories of the South, and "Your Story" was played on National Public Radio's Selected Shorts.