When sun flares hit the Earth, intense heat, toxic radiation and flooding followed, wiping out much of the human race. Those who survived live in basic communities in the mountains, hunting for food. For Mark and his friends, surviving is difficult, and then an enemy arrives, infecting people with a highly contagious virus. Thousands die, and the virus is spreading. Worse, it's mutating, and people are going crazy. It's up to Mark and his friends to find the enemy - and a cure - before the Flare infects them all ...
Deadly. Beautiful. On the run. When secret agent Maggie Black agrees to protect the Mayor of London, she thinks she’s in for a boring night of babysitting. The simple job gets a lot more complicated when an assassin arrives and takes out the Mayor, framing Maggie as the killer. Unable to explain the evidence against her, Maggie is branded a traitor and hunted by the very people she once fought beside. With no one to turn to, Maggie relies on the one person who has always had her back—herself. From the hidden nightclubs of Madrid, to the dark streets of Moscow, Maggie must delve into the depths of the criminal underworld to unearth the truth, and fast. Because time is running out and the enemy is closer than she thinks… KILL ORDER is the first gripping installment to the Maggie Black thriller series, and the perfect read for fans of Lee Child and James Patterson. Get your copy of KILL ORDER today and discover the action-packed world of Maggie Black.
Rizwan Sabir is back. And this time the battle is personal. An ex al-Qaeda jihadi, Riz is now a fixer for a shadowy branch of the Ministry of Defence. He has teamed up professionally and romantically with Holly ""Bang-Bang"" Kirpachi - a hard-bitten girl gang leader. Their marriage was set to be the social event of the season. Until the wedding celebrations were interrupted by a series of murders in the East End of London. Someone is copying Jack the Ripper with a new spate of gruesome killings in Whitechapel. Riz and Bang-Bang are assigned to the case - but this is no easy mystery to crack. Can they catch the killer before he strikes again? Or are there other, darker forces at work? 'Kill Order' is an exciting police-procedural, techno-thriller that brings vividly to life both the new and the old East End. It is the third explosive instalment of the Riz Sabir series. Kill Order was originally published as 'Blood Honeymoon'.
What you don't know can kill you . . . FBI Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick knows nothing about the Devil's Key, except that her father was involved in its theft twenty years ago and was murdered as a result. The Devil's Key, a list of seemingly random, supposedly indecipherable numbers, poses an immediate threat to national security—and anyone caught with this code in their possession is terminated with extreme prejudice. Sydney, unaware of the standing kill order, only just recovered the list and turned it over to her superiors—but not before making a copy. What you do know can kill you . . . Now the hard drive containing the list's data has been compromised and two civilians are dead. But Sydney's not the only one in danger. When a young woman with eidetic memory sees the numbers, Sydney and her partner, Zachary Griffin, must protect her—and what she knows—at all costs. For if the code falls into enemy hands, it could devastate the entire country's infrastructure—and even ignite a world war.
THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way - bullet by bullet - through a list of the men responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians, including his own girlfriend, in the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing. His next target - a Libyan diplomat - should be easy. Prone to drink and currently in Paris without a bodyguard, Rapp quickly tracks the man down and sends a bullet into his skull while he's sleeping. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. When the news breaks that Libya's Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men, the French authorities are certain that a wounded gunman is still on the loose in Paris. As the finger-pointing begins, Rapp's handlers have only one choice - deny any responsibility for the incident and race to do damage control. Rapp has become a liability, and he must not be taken alive by the French authorities. But alone in Paris, on the run from the authorities and from his own employers, Mitch Rapp must prepare to fight for his life. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, book one in the series, is soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. Praise for the Mitch Rapp series 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times 'Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. . . instantly gripping' Shortlist 'Action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label' Irish Independent
From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook come four paranormal tales of man’s worst friend... Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s “The Britlingens Go to Hell.” Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh’s “Angels’ Judgment.” Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world—and whose scent he’s following—in Ilona Andrews’s “Magic Mourns.” Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind—and damn sexy—companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook’s “Blind Spot.”
Those you love, know how to hurt you. Those you love, know what to hide, because they know what is unforgivable to you. Now that I know what Seth hid from me, I want the secret to be the lie. I don't want to kill him. I don't want to leave him. I guess that is why they say there is a fine line between love and hate. I love and hate that man with such passion, that it damn near hurts. But now, as we face down our shared enemies, as we are lead right back to an explosive discovery about my family, and to the night Seth and I parted ways, we will both be exposed in every way. And it's time for me to decide if I plan to love Seth Cage for the rest of my life, or kill him, before he kills me. ***Part three of the three part Poison Kisses Serial****
Traditional Metaphysics of Rhetoric, Truth, and Violence in a Postmodern World : an Interdisciplinary Study
Author: Gregory Desilet
Pubpsher: Gregory Desilet
Subscribing to the view that language is for humans much like water is for fish, this text underscores the importance of implicit understandings language users have of how language works. The work of Kenneth Burke focuses maximum attention on the problem of scapegoating and its deeply embedded motivational resources in language--resources Burke finds sufficiently potent and pervasive to disseminate across cultures what he refers to as a "Cult of the Kill." Burke's concerns with the problem of scapegoating and its links with "the negative" as an essential feature of language are found to overlap and contrast in significant ways with the work of Martin Heidegger and with postmodern, especially deconstructive, insights. By way of conclusion, the text addresses criticisms of deconstruction and sets forth, through a comparison of the views of Jacques Derrida and rhetorical theorist John Macksoud, a concise account of the "laws" and parameters of a postmodern understanding of language offering an inclusive strategy of evaluation.
A rags to riches to rags tale with a surprise ending
Author: Hyden Standards
14 year old Ian is found swimming in shark filled waters after having survived the Cuban gunboat attack and massacre of the 13-de-Marzo tug. He is rescued by a U.S. naval vessel and brought back to the U.S. It is while living in Miami that Ian grows up to become another of America's great success stories. His tenacity, determination, and math skills earn him a place among America's youngest ever self-made millionaries. But disaster strikes Ian in more ways then one, turning his rags to riches story back again into a riches to rags downfall. First, there's the financial meltdown in 2008 that robs him of most of his wealth. A $20 million fine leaves him near penniless. Then a freak accident leaves him for dead if not for the heroic efforts of paramedics. Ian next awakens from a 40 day coma whereupon he spends the next 2 years in rehab relearning his motor skills. He thinks he's cheated the Grim Reaper yet again. This convinces him that he's meant for a special purpose in life, or at least that's what his new visions and voices tell him. Ian's life journey takes a startliing twist once he is back on his own. He begins filling journals upon journals with events only he can interpret. But it's when he starts his new revolutionary website, and then begins video taping some of his intentions, that Ian comes to the immediate attention of Homeland Security. What he suggests on his site for the coming New Year shoots him straight to the top of Homeland's watch-list. Once a sterling example of an 'against all odds' success story, Ian is now forced to hide from authorities who consider him having goine rogue, though his site continues to grow as a voice of the people. Fast paced and informative, this is the story of Ian.