Danger At The Gates

Author: Dusty Miller
Publisher: Levellers Press
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Alice Ott, cyber sleuth, veteran activist, and Raging Granny, returns to sound the alarm in highly suspicious murder case. When the body of a woman is found at the front gates of an aging nuclear power plant, Homeland Security is called in. The dead woman is wearing a peace sign on her jacket and a belt of explosives. Eco terrorism is suspected, but Alice doesn’t buy it. After decades of opposition to the leaking nuclear plant, local environmental activists celebrate the news that the plant is finally going to close. But danger looms larger than ever as EnergX, the corporate owners of the Patriot plant, distract the local community from the deadly truth about the closure. Alice creates an unusual assortment of co-conspirators in her quest to uncover the identity of the woman at the gate. This diverse coalition includes her long-lost lover Gerard, a trio of young adventurers looking for a new start, a resilient resident of the local nursing home next door to the nuclear facility, and a top administrator from the nuclear plant. Alice Ott’s latest breath-taking adventure takes the reader from the peaceful banks of the Connecticut River into the dark secrets of the aging nuclear reactor. Alice and company prove once again that, from the youngest to the oldest, ordinary citizens have the power to change their destiny.

Danger In The Air

Author: Dusty Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935052562
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Alice Ott, a retired school teacher turned cyber sleuth, is determined to expose a deadly conspiracy in the nation's Capitol. Alice mobilizes her friends, the Raging Grannies, and persuades her long-lost lover, the handsome microbiologist Gerard, to help her pursue the unsolved mystery of the anthrax letters attack. When Alice and her crew stumble on a bioweapons expert from the epicenter of U.S. bioweapons hiding out in Vermont, they join forces to expose the true origins of the deadly anthrax letters. In taking on the most sinister players in this international cover-up, Alice, Gerard, and a small group of ordinary citizens bravely reveal the darkest secrets of biological weapons, and still make time for love.

Stop Running From Love

Author: Dusty Miller
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608821204
Size: 55.85 MB
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Are you afraid of or unable to create intimacy or closeness with your intimate partner? Do you find that sometimes you create emotional, communicative, or even physical distance from that special someone in your life, even when, deep down, you really don't want to? If so, you share the relationship style psychologists refer to as the distancer. Distancers are often afraid of being engulfed or controlled by their partners. They fear rejection, vulnerability, and dependence. Sadly, they also tend to have short and unhappy relationships. If you want to stop running from love in your life, this book offers a simple, step-by-step approach you can use to move beyond your fear of intimacy and start building strong and lasting relationships. The exercises and self-evaluations in the book will help you become aware of how you operate in romantic relationships. You'll review and reassess your relationship patterns, deciding what changes you want to make in future relationships. Then you'll commit to actions that can make it happen.

Brush Back

Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069819683X
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Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times–bestselling author Sara Paretsky. No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. V.I. doesn’t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V.I.’s adored mother, Gabriella. But life has been hard on Frank and on V.I.’s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V.I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers’ nest of Illinois politics she’s wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.

Your Surviving Spirit

Author: Dusty Miller
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572243576
Size: 18.14 MB
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A workbook for trauma survivors demonstrates how victims of disaster, hardship, and abuse can rejuvinate themselves and attain inner peace. Original.

Ware S Boys Of Summer

Author: Stephen Robert Katz
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ISBN: 9781457549113
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Ware, Massachusetts: population 9,000+. Remarkably, since the mid-1800s, no fewer than seven of its native sons have chased their boyhood dreams, become pro ballplayers, and made it to the major leagues. One invented the curveball and is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame; three others were members of World Series champion teams. Many were from families of immigrant mill workers; another's pedigree traces to the beginnings of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. WARE'S BOYS OF SUMMER accompanies them all as they climb to baseball's summit, witnesses their struggles and triumphs along the way, and weaves into their stories such colorful sketches as the purchase of a player for a dozen donuts; a congenial visit by teammates with Al Capone; home runs rewarded with a ham; and a team owner's zany ballpark attractions that saved minor league baseball. Over this 160-year journey, you'll get to know Ware's seven major leaguers while you follow the evolution of our national pastime. Stephen Robert Katz is from Massachusetts, born in Ware and raised in Winthrop. Although his United Nations career took him to places far from his New England roots, he has retained an affection for Ware and an interest in its history. Growing up a subway and trolley ride away from Fenway Park, Stephen was inaugurated into Red Sox fandom at an early age. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), he brings to WARE'S BOYS OF SUMMER his fascination with history and his love of baseball. His website is www.stephenrkatz.com.

Dangerous Crossing

Author: Rachel Rhys
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501162748
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Servants and socialites sip cocktails side by side on their way to new lives in this “thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing” (Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author) historical suspense novel in the tradition of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile and Ken Follett’s Night Over Water. The ship has been like a world within itself, a vast floating city outside of normal rules. But the longer the journey continues, the more confined it is starting to feel, deck upon deck, passenger upon passenger, all of them churning around each other without anywhere to go... 1939: Europe is on the brink of war when young Lily Shepherd boards an ocean liner in Essex, bound for Australia. She is ready to start anew, leaving behind the shadows in her past. The passage proves magical, complete with live music, cocktails, and fancy dress balls. With stops at exotic locations along the way—Naples, Cairo, Ceylon—the voyage shows Lily places she’d only ever dreamed of and enables her to make friends with those above her social station, people who would ordinarily never give her the time of day. She even allows herself to hope that a man she couldn’t possibly have a future with outside the cocoon of the ship might return her feelings. But Lily soon realizes that she’s not the only one hiding secrets. Her newfound friends—the toxic wealthy couple Eliza and Max; Cambridge graduate Edward; Jewish refugee Maria; fascist George—are also running away from their pasts. As the glamour of the voyage fades, the stage is set for something sinister to occur. By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and Lily’s life will be changed irrevocably.

Fireball

Author: Robert Matzen
Publisher: Paladin Communications
ISBN: 0998376329
Size: 70.10 MB
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This expanded edition features newly uncovered information regarding Carole Lomard's bond-selling appearance in Indianapolis, the 2014 discovery of a plane crash victim's body at the Carole Lombard crash site, and an additional 16 pages of photographs. Taking a fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," this book presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain in 1942. It also provides a day-by-day account of the struggles of Lombard's husband, Clark Gable, and other family, friends, and fans to cope with the tragedy. In effect, having just completed the first sale of war bonds and stamps in the nation following its entry into World War II, Lombard became the first Hollywood start to sacrifice her life in the War. The War Department offered Gable a funeral service with full military honors, but he refused it, knowing that his wife would not approve of such spectacle. Based on extensive research rather than gossip, this investigation further explores the lives of the 21 others on the plane, including 15 members of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and addresses one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. On a clear night full of stars, with TWA's most experienced pilot at the controls of a 10-month-old aircraft under the power of two fully functioning engines, why did the flight crash into that Nevada mountainside? This gripping page-turner presents the story of the people on the plane, the friends and families left behind, and the heroic first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to perform a miracle rescue. It is a story of accomplishment, bravery, sacrifice, and loss.

Crooked Letter Crooked Letter

Author: Tom Franklin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062048740
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“The classic trifecta of talent, heart, and a bone-deep sense of storytelling….A masterful performance, deftly rendered and deeply satisfying. For days on end, I woke with this story on my mind.” — David Wroblewski “A new Tom Franklin novel is always a reason to get excited, but Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is more—a cause for celebration. What a great novel by a great novelist.” —Dennis Lehane A powerful and resonant novel from Tom Franklin—critically acclaimed author of Smonk and Hell at the Breech—Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter tells the riveting story of two boyhood friends, torn apart by circumstance, who are brought together again by a terrible crime in a small Mississippi town. An extraordinary novel that seamlessly blends elements of crime and Southern literary fiction, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is a must for readers of Larry Brown, Pete Dexter, Ron Rash, and Dennis Lehane.