Power Slide

Author: Susan Dunlap
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582436924
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Power Slide. Stunt double Darcy Lott is on location at the Port of Oakland, positioned for a power slide — a dangerous trick in which she falls off a bike and skids under an 18-wheeler. Late getting to the set, Darcy’s intermittent boyfriend and stunt driver Damon Guthrie is forced to rush the scene. His truck malfunctions and Darcy is injured. Tensions have never been higher between them, and on top of it, Darcy’s siblings are pressuring her to search for Mike, their missing brother. When Guthrie observes that the shipping containers headed for Asia would be a good place to hide out or stash a body, Darcy thinks with horror of Mike. Is this where her brother could be? Guthrie is no help to Darcy given their tenuous relationship, and all of her usual connections in the police department are suddenly shutting her out, so she’s on her own in a desperate quest to find a link between the port and her brother. The hunt leads her to the canyons of Los Angeles, a stunt ranch hidden in the desert, and ultimately to a horrifying discovery in San Francisco.

No Footprints

Author: Susan Dunlap
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582437718
Size: 24.59 MB
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No Footprints. Stunt double Darcy Lott searches for a mysterious woman who tried to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge before predicting Darcy's own imminent demise in the fifth installment of the mystery series following Civil Twilight and A Single Eye.

A Single Eye

Author: Susan Dunlap
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619022702
Size: 59.65 MB
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A Single Eye. Stuntwoman Darcy Lott can stare down any risky physical feat — until a mistake during a stunt injures Darcy's protegé. Significantly shaken and facing a crisis of confidence, Darcy calls upon her Buddhist beliefs and retreats to a monastery in the California redwoods. What she finds is anything but soul-centering: the monastery's enigmatic leader is poisoned, and an attempt is made on Darcy's own life. When harsh weather prevents Darcy from escaping the retreat, she and the other students pursue their meditation, even as the threat of murder lurks all around them. Darcy must overcome her own personal crisis in order to keep herself — as well as the other practitioners — safe.

Switchback

Author: Susan Dunlap
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780106750
Size: 77.30 MB
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Switchback. A new smart and sassy mystery featuring intrepid stunt double and Zen student Darcy Lott When her Zen teacher is attacked in front of her by a silent, hoodie-clad assailant, Darcy Lott feels uncharacteristically helpless. If she cannot identify Garson-roshi’s attacker, she cannot protect him. For whoever it is will surely strike again. But who would have a reason to assault this wise and gentle man? As she questions her fellow students and other acquaintances of the Zen master, it becomes clear that Garson-roshi has been keeping secrets from Darcy. What happened while he was living in Japan? And where does he disappear to on the last Wednesday of every month? Distracted by the possibility of her big career break on a new action movie, Darcy finds herself unprepared when the case takes a shocking twist ...

My Friend Leonard

Author: James Frey
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848542283
Size: 47.97 MB
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My Friend Leonard. While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside. Tragedy strikes the day James is released and his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, he calls Leonard. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.

The Book Of Life

Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163478
Size: 32.20 MB
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The Book Of Life. The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago. With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

The Power Of Place

Author: Harm de Blij
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199758555
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The Power Of Place. The world is not as mobile or as interconnected as we like to think. As Harm de Blij argues in The Power of Place, in crucial ways--from the uneven distribution of natural resources to the unequal availability of opportunity--geography continues to hold billions of people in its grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From our "mother tongue" to our father's faith, from medical risks to natural hazards, where we start our journey has much to do with our destiny. Hundreds of millions of farmers in the river basins of Asia and Africa, and tens of millions of shepherds in isolated mountain valleys from the Andes to Kashmir, all live their lives much as their distant ancestors did, remote from the forces of globalization. Incorporating a series of persuasive maps, De Blij describes the tremendously varied environments across the planet and shows how migrations between them are comparatively rare. De Blij also looks at the ways we are redefining place so as to make its power even more potent than it has been, with troubling implications.

Dear Evan Hansen

Author: Steven Levenson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538761904
Size: 59.38 MB
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Dear Evan Hansen. Winner of 6 Tony Awards! The official behind-the-scenes book of the new hit musical. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. The book-produced by Melcher Media, the team behind Hamilton, Wicked, Rent, and many more-tells the story of the musical from its conception nearly a decade ago to the Broadway stage. From developing the idea to writing the show, composing, casting, and rehearsals, DEAR EVAN HANSEN appeals to fans far and wide offering them the opportunity to continuously revisit the show, and for those who haven't seen the musical, reading the book will make them feel like they have. Filled with interviews with the cast and crew, original behind-the-scenes photography, a deeper look into Evan's ctional world and the visual world of the show, unreleased lyrics, and of course the libretto, as well as re ections on the creators own formative memories from their adolescence as it relates to the show's themes, and important examinations of how we present ourselves online and mental health, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a beautifully produced, thoughtful, and uplifting book.

Honey From A Weed

Author: Patience Gray
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781558215436
Size: 51.75 MB
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Honey From A Weed. A literary memoir of life, food, and travel in the Mediterranean.

Outcast Cape Town

Author: John Western
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520207370
Size: 73.93 MB
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Outcast Cape Town. "Straightforward, unapologetic, clearheaded, and morally alert, yet unsentimental. When the reader has finished this book he/she will know how South Africa's outcasts live."--Robert Coles