Scavenger A Balenger Creepers Novel

Scavenger  A Balenger Creepers Novel Author David Morrell
ISBN-10 9781937760267
Year 2013-03-21
Pages
Language en
Publisher David Morrell
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David Morrell’s Creepers was a publishing event in 2005, a powerful, edgy, dark thriller by a master of the genre. A New York Times best-seller, it won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award and earned numerous critical raves. Scavenger takes us in a harrowing new direction: a desperate high-tech scavenger hunt for a 100-year-old time capsule. Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of Creepers, now finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason. Scavenger is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game’s clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger. Morrell’s trademark action sequences are embedded with fascinating historical clues that make Scavenger a thrill-a-minute page-turner as well as a mesmerizing literary experience.

Creepers

Creepers Author David Morrell
ISBN-10 9780615504421
Year 2011-06-22
Pages
Language en
Publisher David Morrell
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CREEPERS, David Morrell's gripping joyride of a thriller, depicts every harrowing second in eight hours of relentless terror. A New York Times bestseller, it received the prestigious Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. On a cold October night, five people gather in a run-down motel on the New Jersey shore and begin preparations to break in to the Paragon Hotel. Built in the glory days of Asbury Park by a reclusive millionaire, the magnificent structure—which foreshadowed the beauties of art-deco architecture—is now boarded up and marked for demolition. The five people are "creepers," the slang term for urban explorers: city archeologists with a passion for investigating abandoned buildings and their dying secrets. On this evening, they are joined by a reporter who wants to profile them—anonymously, as this is a highly illegal activity—for a New York Times article. Frank Balenger isn't looking for just a story, however. And after the group enters the rat-infested tunnel leading to the hotel, it becomes clear that he will get much more than he bargained for. Danger, terror, and death await the creepers in a place ravaged by time and redolent of evil. The darkest secrets live in places you’re not supposed to be. “Chilling.” —Stephen King, New York Times bestselling author of Doctor Sleep “Crack this novel, and it’s like an alien abduction of your brain—forget resuming your normal life until it’s finished. This will be a classic.”—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling co-author (with Lincoln Child) of White Fire “With its nonstop cascade of ingeniously contrived dangers and assaults, culminating in an apocalyptic finale, Creepers provides the essence of all thrillers, an intense emotional effect that will leave readers drained.”—Washington Post

The Protector

The Protector Author David Morrell
ISBN-10 0786259167
Year 2003
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher
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Hired by a brilliant scientist who is seeking protection from a powerful drug lord, bodyguard Cavanaugh is shocked when his teammates are killed in a vicious attack that implicates his new employer.

An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica

An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica Author Jing-Nuan Wu
ISBN-10 9780199881574
Year 2005-04-28
Pages 716
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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One of the cornerstones of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbal medicine has evolved over centuries of clinical practice and empirical results into a vast body of knowledge encompassing more than 6,000 substances, most of whose effects and uses have been documented and researched. The literature on Chinese medicinal herbs is unparalleled and unsurpassed in the world's medical knowledge; the earliest known pharmacological work was composed before the end of the third century B.C. The first classical Chinese materia medica appeared during the late Han dynasty (25-22- A.D.) and included 365 entries of botanical, zoological, and mineral substances, listing their properties and effects. Subsequent materia medica were assembled during virtually every dynasty from the Liang (456-536 A.D.) to the Qing (1645-1911). Among the major treatments published during these centuries was the 30-volume Materia Medica Arranged According to Pattern, which had 1558 entries, more than 3,000 formulae, and became the official pharmacopoeia of herbal medicine in China for 500 years. n Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica brings to the English language a lavishly illustrated atlas of the 320 herbs used most frequently in traditional Chinese medical practice. Each substance is profiled authoritatively in monographs that provide pharmaceutical, botanical and English names; flavor properties and channel tropisms; functions; clinical uses and major combinations; dosage and administration; and precautions. Intended for medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists as well as practitioners of homeopathic and alternative medicines, this materia medica offers a unique blend of authenticity that is derived from knowledge of classical Chinese literature with a clearly practical objective of persenting valuable information in a straightforward, easily comprehensible style.

Disco s Out Murder s In

Disco s Out   Murder s In Author Heath Mattioli
ISBN-10 9781627310239
Year 2015-10-19
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Feral House
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Famous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity and consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser-known gangster ethos as well, explained here by players in the various punk gangs. The Los Angeles, Orange County, and South Bay punk scenes, populated by blue collar kids who responded to the violence and aggression of punk songs and shows. A number of them formed punk gangs that got into beatings, drug dealing and murder. Among them, no gang was more notorious than La Mirada Punks, or LMP. Says LMP chieftain Frank the Shank after getting arrested by police for murder: "After having my hands in so much bloodshed over the years, I most certainly had it coming. I deserved whatever I got." Unexpectedly Frank was bailed out from prison by his father's friend, a mob gangster. "Too many people died at the hands of punk rock violence," said Frank. "I got lucky, some didn't. As an ultra-violent punk rock gangster, I admit my part in ruining the scene. L.A. punk was a magical moment of youth expression like no other. And the gangs ruined punk rock. I still have people telling me today that they quit punk because of LMP. I dig graves at a small cemetery just outside Los Angeles. What else would you expect for Frank the Shank?" Cover illustration by the renowned Raymond Pettibon.

The Brotherhood of the Rose

The Brotherhood of the Rose Author David Morrell
ISBN-10 9780345514516
Year 2009-06
Pages 426
Language en
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
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Raised in a Philadelphia school for boys and trained as an assassin by a mysterious man named Eliot, orphans Chris and Saul find themselves fighting for their lives when their former mentor launches a calculated international effort to have them killed. Reprint.

Everything She Ever Wanted

Everything She Ever Wanted Author Ann Rule
ISBN-10 9781940018010
Year 2014-03-26
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Planet Ann Rule, LLC
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WAS SHE A SWEET SOUTHERN CHARMER . . . OR A COLD-BLOODED KILLER? For their wedding portrait, petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson posed as Rhett and Scarlett. Both came from fine Southern families, and dreamed of the Tara-like plantation where they would grow roses, raise horses, and move in the genteel circles of Atlanta society. Less than two months later, their dream exploded in terror and murder: their beautiful home mysteriously burned to the ground and Tom was convicted of the brutal slaying of his mother and father. Pat's only brother had died in a puzzling suicide, her grandparents-in-law were poisoned with arsenic, and no one — from her wealthy employers to her own children — was safe when Pat Allanson didn't get her way. It took Georgia lawmen more than two decades to stop her for good — if indeed they have.

The Lost World

The Lost World Author Michael Crichton
ISBN-10 9780375412202
Year 2001-01-18
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Fast and gripping.”—The Washington Post Book World It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end—the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, and the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived. . . . “Harrowing thrills . . . fast-paced and engaging.”—People “A very scary read.”—Entertainment Weekly “Action-packed.”—New York Daily News “An edge-of-the-seat tale.”—St. Petersburg Times

Current Trends in Wildlife Research

Current Trends in Wildlife Research Author Rafael Mateo
ISBN-10 9783319279121
Year 2016-04-25
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This book, the first in the “Wildlife Research Monograph” series, defines “wildlife research” in a variety of contexts and reviews recent research trends. The authors present the current developments they have identified using bibliometric analyses of the most common, relevant and emerging topics in wildlife research over the last three decades. Diverse aspects of wildlife research are discussed, including wildlife demography, infections spread between wildlife, livestock and humans, habitat requirements and management, as well as the effects of renewable energy and pollutants on wildlife. Furthermore the authors explore topics like advances in the study of species distribution, invasive species, use of molecular markers in wildlife studies and the sustainability of wildlife exploitation and conservation conflicts. The book offers a comprehensive overview of advances in wildlife research in the last decades.

The Fraternity of the Stone

The Fraternity of the Stone Author David Morrell
ISBN-10 9780345514509
Year 2009
Pages 447
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Former star agent Drew MacLane, having lived as a hermit, is forced to re-enter a world that is alien to him after an aggressor tracks him down, causing Drew to resurrect his skills quickly in order to survive. Reprint.

Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle

Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle Author Christopher Balzano
ISBN-10 0764330063
Year 2008
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Schiffer Pub Limited
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For the past twenty-five years, the people along the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border have known about the Bridgewater Triangle and the odd things that occur there. But for centuries before that, the Triangle has been a haven for the unexplained, with sightings of weird animals, UFOs, ghosts, and unmarked, strange government vehicles. Now, for the first time, the full light of research is brought to this understudied aspect of the Triangle, including the examination of classic hauntings as well as urban legends told for years as true stories. Learn about the ghosts of Profile and Anawan Rocks in Freetown, the spirits haunting the hospital of the insane in Taunton, the eerie cemeteries in Fairhaven, Attleboro, and Fall River, and many more scary sites. Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island can finally be exposed as one of the most haunted areas of New England.

Inspector of the Dead

Inspector of the Dead Author David Morrell
ISBN-10 9781444781366
Year 2015-03-26
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The year is 1855. The Crimean war is raging. The British government has fallen. The Empire itself hangs in the balance. And then the murders start... Someone is targeting members of London's elite - leaving with each corpse the names of men who failed to assassinate Queen Victoria. It's clear that Victoria will be the ultimate victim. As the notorious Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey and his daughter Emily race to save her, they uncover the heart-breaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul. Based on actual attempts to assassinate the queen, Inspector of the Dead brilliantly merges fact with fiction, bringing a bloody chapter of Victorian England to vivid, pulse-pounding life.

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art Author David Morrell
ISBN-10 9781444755701
Year 2013-05-09
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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An artist of death is stalking Victorian London, recreating earlier masterpieces of murder. Police suspicion falls on the notorious 'opium-eater' Thomas De Quincey, recently returned to the capital, who wrote in detail about the original crimes. Someone is using his essays as inspiration - and he must uncover the truth before the killer completes his work. In MURDER AS A FINE ART, London becomes a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer - whose lives are linked by secrets long buried, but never forgotten.