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The Last Oracle

Author: Christopher Hepworth
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977959836
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As a series of bizarre climate-related events occur across our planet, it seems the world is edging towards a catastrophic tipping point. Rex Daingerfield is the owner of a giant fracking company that seeks to exploit a rich seam of gas in the environmentally sensitive Greenland ice shelf. But Daingerfield has a nemesis - his daughter. Born to an Egyptian mother, she is inducted as the Oracle of the Temple of Sekhmet. Her role is to protect the earth from the likes of her father. The Oracle recruits the world's greatest negotiator, Sam Jardine, to convince her father to change his destructive business model. But a secret society of the rich and powerful stands to profit from the chaos that has gripped the world. Led by an errant priest from the Temple of Sekhmet, he will do anything to stop Jardine. As the planet edges closer to disaster, Jardine is confronted by politicians, lobbyists, vested interests - even his own radicalised half-brother - all of whom stand to gain from the mayhem about to be unleashed.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618249060
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Aurora Dawn

Author: Herman Wouk
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 031607702X
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The publication of 'Aurora Dawn' in 1947 immediately established Herman Wouk as a novelist of exceptional literary and historical significance. Today, Aurora Dawn's themes have grown still more relevant and, in the manner of all great fiction, its characters and ironies have only been sharpened by the passage of time. Wouk's raucous satire of Manhattan's high-power elite recounts the adventures of one Andrew Reale as he struggles toward fame and fortune in the early days of radio. On the quest for wealth and prestige, ambitious young Andrew finds himself face-to-face with his own devil's bargain: forced to choose between soul and salary, true love and a strategic romance, Wouk's riotous, endearing hero learns a timeless lesson about the high cost of success in America's most extravagant metropolis.

Outlaw Road

Author: Billy Kring
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494231439
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-BOOK TWO IN THE HUNTER KINCAID SERIES- Ten days before the start of her civil trial for shooting drug smuggler Julian "El Lobo" Garcia, the U.S. Government assigns Border Patrol Agent Hunter Kincaid a quirky new defense attorney fresh from rehab--for an amphetamine addiction, no less. She's also on the outs with her former lover, legendary Texas Sheriff Wayne Rockman, and that's causing problems at work. To top things off, Hunter's brother will be the prosecuting attorney. The last thing she needs is something more on her plate. But when she apprehends and returns to Mexico a remarkable fourteen-year-old orphan named Anda Tumecas, priorities change. Hunter crosses the border into Mexico to check on Anda, and learns the orphan is running for her life. A gang of cutthroats are on her trail, intent on killing her before she can talk about the criminal operations she witnessed. Hunter encounters a handsome, charming thief in Mexico named Bobby Mata, who, on a whim, decides to help her find Anda. Hunter returns to Texas and attends her trial, but bad news comes from OJ, and there are bodies involved. Hunter makes a fateful decision and leaves in the middle of the trial, racing to Presidio where she crosses into Mexico to find Anda. As Anda weaves a desperate trail to throw off her pursuers, she leads them - and Hunter - to the most dangerous place on the border. It is a lawless Mexican village of raw adobe buildings and dirt streets, whose residents are Chihuahua's worst criminals and sociopaths. The gun and knife are judge and jury here. It is the place called Outlaw Road.

Countercultures And Popular Music

Author: Sheila Whiteley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317158911
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’Counterculture’ emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new academic scrutiny of the concept of ’counterculture’ and a critical examination of the period and its heritage. Recent developments in sociological theory complicate and problematise theories developed in the 1960s, with digital technology, for example, providing an impetus for new understandings of counterculture. Music played a significant part in the way that the counterculture authored space in relation to articulations of community by providing a shared sense of collective identity. Not least, the heady mixture of genres provided a socio-cultural-political backdrop for distinctive musical practices and innovations which, in relation to counterculture ideology, provided a rich experiential setting in which different groups defined their relationship both to the local and international dimensions of the movement, so providing a sense of locality, community and collective identity.

The Hidden Genes Of Professor K

Author: Gabriel Farago
Publisher: Bear & King Publishing
ISBN: 9780994576347
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Professor K-- world-renowned scientist--knows he's close to a ground-breaking discovery. He also knows he's dying. With his last breath he anoints Dr Alexandra Delacroix as his successor and pleads with her to carry on his work. Unwittingly, Delacroix enters a dangerous world of unbridled ambition and greed that threatens to destroy her. Desperate and alone, she turns to Jack Rogan--celebrated author and journalist--for help.Alistair Macbeth--self-made billionaire and enigmatic founder of Blackburn Pharmaceuticals--has a murky past. He knows he must secure Professor K's discovery for his empire, or perish. Powerful and ruthless, he will stop at nothing to achieve his dark and deep desires.Meanwhile, when the parents of famous rock star, Isis, are brutally murdered, Jack Rogan is asked to investigate.On a perilous journey of discovery which takes them around the globe, Jack and Lola Rodriguez--Isis' resourceful PA--join forces with Jana Gonski, a former police officer; Dr Bettany Rosen, a tireless campaigner for the destitute and forgotten; and Tristan, a gifted boy with psychic powers. Together, they expose a complex web of fiercely guarded secrets and heinous crimes of the past that can ruin them all and change history.Will Rogan succeed? Will the dreams of a visionary scientist with the power to change the future of medicine fall into the wrong hands, or will his genius benefit mankind and prevent untold misery and suffering for generations to come?

The Empress Holds The Key

Author: Gabriel Farago
Publisher: Bear & King Publishing
ISBN: 9780994576323
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The Empress Holds The Key takes the reader on an exciting journey of discovery where the stakes are high, the rewards great, but where the price of failure is oblivion. It is a quest for the ultimate prize in archaeology - a holy relic that has mysteriously disappeared from the pages of history.The story begins in the ruins of a cottage destroyed by bushfire in the Blue Mountains in Australia, visits many countries, and explores intriguing chapters of the past. These include the reign of Akhenaten - the heretic king of ancient Egypt, the time of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the terror of the Inquisition, the fall of the Knights Templar and the death camps of war ravaged Europe.Locations, such as exclusive London auction houses, the monuments of Egypt, a forgotten mass grave in Austria, the notorious tango clubs of Buenos Aires and a remote village in Papua New Guinea, add colour to the journey, which reaches its dramatic conclusion at the hidden tomb of a legendary African king in the highlands of Ethiopia. The Empress Holds The Key weaves fact and fiction into an adventure of epic proportions as it follows the lives of a handful of diverse individuals tied together by destiny and fate. Marcus Carrington QC, criminal barrister and amateur archaeologist, finds his life abruptly altered when he meets Jana Gonski, an Australian Federal Police Officer on the trail of a suspected Nazi war criminal.When Carrington's wife and daughter are killed by terrorists in Egypt, he is irresistibly drawn into the quest. With the help of journalist Jack Rogan, they unravel an intricate web of intrigue and greed spanning more than half a century. Secret hoards of Nazi gold and Swiss bank accounts belonging to holocaust victims implicate Sir Eric Newman, who is accused of war crimes and sent to trial. His daughter, Dr Rosen, a famous healer and philanthropist, comes to terms with her father's Nazi past and joins the quest.

Encyclopedia Of Television Film Directors

Author: Jerry Roberts
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810863782
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From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.