Dissolved Into Darkness

Author: Walter McKeever
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595386563
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Dissolved Into Darkness from the Author: Walter McKeever. Professor Redmond 'Mac" McClain and his artist wife Jennifer are thrilled to be at Ravenslake University in Pleasanton, Ohio on a faculty exchange. The Camelot-like setting charms them. New friends tell them of a famous Ravenslake mystery-the vanishing of student John Traynor. He disappeared, without a trace, into the midnight darkness of a nearby hamlet forty-one years ago. Most believe he was murdered, but no body or killer was found. Students believe Traynor's ghost haunts the site of his old dormitory. Others believe Traynor suffered an accidental head injury and amnesia, wandered to a distant location, and gradually assumed a new identity without any awareness of his life as John Traynor. Mac and Jen enjoy the quaint town, new friends, university sports team successes, and artistic events, but disquieting elements bubble beneath the placid surface. Friends Eve Gundersen and Giselle Johannsen tell them of their depressed former classmate, Horace Gilmer, who at the age of 34, shot himself. Jen finds a deep poignancy in the story of Horace. And the fall term has barely begun when a new mystery shocks peaceful Pleasanton-a cold-blooded murder. There's no shortage of potential killers. And other skullduggery is afoot! In a genteel college town setting, Mac and Jen must apply their famous curiosity and initiative to disentangle the web of mysteries at Ravenslake University.

Greed Chose Murder

Author: Walter McKeever
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595463827
Size: 13.45 MB
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Greed Chose Murder from the Author: Walter McKeever. When psychology professor Redmond McClain joins the Ravenslake University faculty in Pleasanton, Ohio, he and artist wife Jennifer enjoy the historic town, thrilling athletic and cultural events, and interesting new friends. They learn that Anita Parmalee, onetime Pleasanton resident, recently fell to her death at their favorite place-the Grand Canyon. On Fall Break in Flagstaff, local professor Margo Layne tells them of Anita's affluent background. But Pleasantonian, Tierney Thornhill, tells a quite different story of Anita. They speculate on how the promiscuous Anita acquired money in Arizona. At Grounds for Thinking, a coffee shop and used bookstore, Jen prices book acquisitions for the shop. She discovers a cryptic note in an untraceable book. What could it mean-murder? Speculations, insights, and discoveries pull crimes separated by years and distance together in the lively minds of Mac and Jen. Then a horrific here-and-now killing shocks peaceful Pleasanton. Mac and Jen can't know their insatiable curiosity puts them in deadly peril-but that knowledge is coming!

Journey Into Darkness

Author: Thomas Paul Odom
Publisher: TAMU Press
ISBN:
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Journey Into Darkness from the Author: Thomas Paul Odom. In July 1994, Thomas P. Odom was part of the U.S. Embassy team that responded to the Goma refugee crisis. He witnessed the deaths of 70,000 refugees in a single week. In the previous three months of escalating violence, the Rwandan genocide had claimed 800,000 dead. Now, in this vivid and unsettling new book, Odom offers the first insider look at these devastating events before, during, and after the genocide. Odom draws on his years of experience as a defense attache and foreign area specialist in the United States Army to offers a complete picture of the situation in Zaire and Rwanda, focusing on two U.S. embassies, intelligence operations, U.N. peacekeeping efforts, and regional reactions. His team attempted to slow the death by cholera of refugees in Goma, guiding in a U.S. Joint Task Force and Operation Support Hope and remaining until the United States withdrew its forces forty days later. After U.S. forces departed Odom crossed into Rwanda to spend the next eighteen months reestablishing the embassy, working with the Rwandan government, and creating the U.S.-Rwandan Demining Office. Odom assisted the U.S. Ambassador and served as the principal military advisor on Rwanda to the U.S. Department of Defense and National Security Council throughout his time in Rwanda. This book candidly reveals Odom's frustration with Washington as his predictions that a large war was coming were ignored. Unfortunately, he was proven correct: the current death toll in Rwanda is over three million. Odom's account of the events in Rwanda not only illustrates how failures in intelligence and policy happen but also shows that a human context is necessary to comprehend these political decisions.

Just A Matter Of Times

Author: Don W. Shields and David Nickeson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469109626
Size: 13.90 MB
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Just A Matter Of Times from the Author: Don W. Shields and David Nickeson. Our story begins in 1988. The Cold War continues. David Blade is a spy for a super secret espionage agency, AEGIS (Allied Espionage Group Intelligence Service) which serves as a watchdog over western intelligence agencies. Blade´s employer, AEGIS, also handles missions deemed too politically difficult for the CIA or MI5. Our story opens with Blade completing a mission. On returning to AEGIS headquarters Blade is told he is to old for fieldwork and is to be retired. Events transpiring in a Russian research facility cause AEGIS to bring Blade out of his recent forced retirement and send him into Siberia for one last mission. An accident at the Soviet research facility has caused the Chief Soviet scientist to discover a crude means of time travel into the past. The accident threw his daughter and a logbook of important data into the past to the year 1908. The leader of the first KGB team sent back in time to retrieve the data and girl goes rogue kills his teammates takes the girl and defects into 1908. Blade must follow her trail to the past and find her and the data before another competing KGB team. Blade must display initiative and creativity in this low-tech environment as he follows the girl´s trail across Siberia on the Trans-Siberian Express into Czarist Russia and Moscow. Blade is competing against time in more ways than one as he must return the woman to the specific point where they were inserted to the past in Siberia before she Phase-Locks with the past. Blade has only 23 days to find her in Moscow and return her to Siberia using 1908 modes of transport.

Death And Dying

Author: Glenn H. Mullin
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Death And Dying from the Author: Glenn H. Mullin.

Flight Of The Hawk

Author: G. R. Grove
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430328517
Size: 12.58 MB
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Flight Of The Hawk from the Author: G. R. Grove. Britain in the summer of 551 AD: The North is a tinderbox about to burst into flame, the Saxons are stirring again in the East, and Cynan Garwyn, Prince of Powys, is doing his best to foment war in the South. In the midst of this simmering chaos, two young bards - Gwernin Storyteller and his friend Neirin mab Dwywei, the Poet-Prince that some call "Taliesin's Hawk" - are sent to the North by their master to investigate the rumors and do what they can to prevent a war. At least, that was their mission - but the two young men find plenty of other adventures along the way. Girls and beer, bloodshed and magic - will they survive the summer and make it home alive? This is the second book in the Storyteller series - the third book, titled The Ash Spear, is scheduled for publication in 2009.

Foxfire

Author: Anya Seton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547941900
Size: 72.42 MB
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Foxfire from the Author: Anya Seton. Anya Seton’s Foxfire makes the desert Southwest of the Great Depression come alive in all its rich strangeness and passion-filled glory. Amanda Lawrence, a charming, sheltered New York socialite, falls in love with Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer who belongs to the vastness of the Arizona desert. Amanda responds to his strength and self-reliance, but has nothing and nobody to guide her when she follows him to the grim town of Lodestone. “Not many authors succeed so well as Mrs. Seton in combining adventure and romance in a modern setting. Above all it is the driving and relentless pursuit of a treasure which keeps the people and the episodes at pitch throughout.” — Library Journal

The Greatest Of These Is Love

Author: Paul Kelly
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1781660727
Size: 50.64 MB
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The Greatest Of These Is Love from the Author: Paul Kelly. Joachim Flynn was born in Glasgow to Irish parents in the year 1926. He was a Catholic and went to a Catholic school with other Catholic boys, but Joachim always felt that there was something about him that wasn't just quite right. He didn't think like the other boys and the Parish Priest tried to convince him that he had a vocation to the priesthood and that was the reason why he felt as he did, but Joachim had no inclinations for the priesthood or for the married state. The other Catholic boys grew up and fell in love, mostly with Catholic girls, but some went their own way and disregarded the teachings of the church into which they were born and married elsewhere, if they married at all. Joachim grew up too and he also fell in love, but he fell in love with God and the Shadow of God followed Joachim throughout the whole of his life with a special vocation . . . greater than the priesthood ... greater than the married state. He was born in the imitation of Christ, where like Christ he gave his life for another. 'For no greater love hath any man ... than that he lay down his life for his friend.'

Seizure

Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101547979
Size: 50.38 MB
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Seizure from the Author: Kathy Reichs. Lost treasure. Perilous adventures. Deadly foes. Tory and her friends are just starting to get a handle on their super-heightened wolf-like capabilities—contracted during a medical experiment gone horribly wrong—when they find out funding is being pulled from the institute where their parents work. The pack now faces its greatest fear—separation. So when Tory stumbles across ancient lore hinting at a lost pirate treasure, the Virals devise a risky plan that pits them against fiendish traps, headless corpses, and deep underground tunnels. But they're not the only ones looking, and the competition could be lethal. They'll need to work as one mystery-solving canine force if they to hope to uncover the lost fortune, save the institute, and stick together!