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Hell s Bay

Author : James W. Hall
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Master of suspense James W. Hall's Hell's Bay sends Thorn deep into the wilds of South Florida, in a story with all the haunting atmosphere of Deliverance and the sheer terror of Cape Fear. Descended from pioneer stock, the Bateses are an aristocratic Floridian family with vast holdings in real estate and mining. When matriarch Abigail Bates is discovered drowned in the Peace River, a chain of events is set into motion, embroiling Thorn with a family he never knew he had and a fortune he doesn't necessarily want. Thorn is leading a fishing expedition into the isolated lakes and mangrove swamps of Hell's Bay when Abigail's son and beautiful granddaughter arrive, claiming Thorn as a long-lost relative and asking him to solve the woman's murder. Little do they know that the killer is already on their trail. Soon their houseboat becomes a precarious island of safety in a landscape of escalating violence. What does the killer want? And why is their predator so enraged, determined to kill them all no matter what the cost? As Marilyn Stasio said in The New York Times, "If violence can be poetic, Hall has the lyric voice for it." In this tour de force of fear and suspense, Hall shows how one family's dark past comes back to haunt its most remote member---and may ultimately cost him his life.

The Dark Side of Sports

Author : Nick T. Pappas
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Elite-level athletes are placed upon heightened pedestals in societies world-wide. At the same time, there is a dark side to these glorified competitors that remains hidden from those outside of exclusive athletic circles. Dr. Nick Pappas' athletic background in collegiate and professional sports has provided insider access, enabling him to uncover an array of disturbing sexually deviant and aggressive behaviors, which have silently thrived for decades in many athlete cultures. These findings, expressed through the athletes' own words, are the result of more than 10 years of cutting-edge research involving in-depth interviews with 142 collegiate, minor, and major league athletes from five prominent U.S. sports. Written in an engaging style, "The Dark Side of Sports" is a must read with messages not only for athletes, coaches, managers, and administrators, but also for parents, women, students, and sports enthusiasts. While these important discoveries are certain to shock, raise awareness, and provide a wake-up call for those in and outside of the sports world, they also promote a sense of urgency for taking action to prevent and address these harmful behaviors. "The Dark Side of Sports" has strong appeal for diverse audiences because it highlights the need for risk management in every male athletic culture. This includes individuals with direct involvement in sports such as athletes, coaches, managers, administrators, and support staff, who see the importance of addressing and deterring potentially harmful and dangerous behavior that can ruin an athletic program's reputation in an instant. At the same time, this book serves as an invaluable resource for parents, women, and fans by raising awareness to the significant issues surrounding a darker, hidden side of sports.

The Old Farts Club of America Libretto

Author : Ricciardi / Nugent
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A Look into the Life of a Foster Kid

Author : Dejuan D. James
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This is a depiction of the traumatic experiences, dark moments, eye-opening situations, and a tale that relates to a lot of foster kids and foster parents! This is a story that helps you see and understand the background and history of Dejuan D. James and others who have entered the world of the living with new people on a daily basis who are not related to them. This is based on a true story! However, most names have been changed to hide identities. Another interesting fact of this book is that it was written entirely from the confines of an iPhone 7 in the Pages application!

The Killer Inside Me

Author : Jim Thompson
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THE KILLER INSIDE ME has been a cult classic since its first publication in 1952. Also a major motion picture starring Casey Affleck, directed by Michael Winterbottom. 'Probably the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered' Stanley Kubrick 'His ability to get inside twisted minds was uncanny...extraordinary' INDEPENDENT Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he's a little slow and boring but that's the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his 'sickness'. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again - and the consequences are brutal and devastating. Tense and suspenseful, THE KILLER INSIDE ME is a brilliantly sustained noir crime masterpiece.

Peace Breaks Out

Author : Angela Thirkell
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'You read her, laughing, and want to do your best to protect her characters from any reality but their own' New York Times It is 1945. When peace breaks out at last, familiar wartime routines are interrupted, and the residents of Barsetshire seem as disconcerted as they are overjoyed. As the country's eligible young men return home, life regains momentum: before long, everyone is spinning in a flurry of misunderstandings and engagements. The older generation, though, sees that the world will never be the same again. Both wry and poignant, Peace Breaks Out was written in the tumultuous year in which it is set. It is an unforgettable portrait of the joy and misgivings felt in the final days of the Second World War.

Oilpatch

Author : Jeff Crowder
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It’s a story about a hillbilly family sitting on top of a secret gold mine of oil that only a few people are aware of. The family members and oilmen jockeying for position to own the mineral rights to the vast fortune explodes into a small war, and an unlikely hero materializes to change the course of history. A man’s search for the truth inside a powder keg of confusion and the resulting bloodbath of greedy businessmen refusing to obey the law and heed to the rights of legitimate

Hemingway The Paris Years

Author : Michael Reynolds
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The 1920s in Paris are the pivotal years in Hemingway's apprenticeship as a writer, whether sitting in cafés or at the feet of Gertrude Stein. These are the heady times of the Nick Adams short stories, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and the writing of The Sun Also Rises. These are also the years of Hemingway's first marriage to Hadley Richardson, the birth of his first son, and his discovery of the bullfights at Pamplona.

Covert Affair

Author : Kennedy L. Mitchell
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He wants her off his base . . . and in his bed. The last thing Senior Officer Gabe Wilcox wants on his base is some CIA officer snooping around except when it turns out to be Lucia Rizzo with her smart mouth, killer curves, and legs he can't wait to have wrapped around his waist. She should be off limits . . . but then, Gabe didn’t become a Navy SEAL by backing down. He’ll help Lucia with her investigation—and show her his commands will be far more pleasurable behind closed doors. She’s there to work . . . not fall for the rock-solid senior officer in charge. CIA Officer Lucia Rizzo has spent her entire career with a singular objective—become the very best the CIA has to offer. There’s just one last mission standing in her way: uncover a traitor within the SEALs and recruit the sexy-as-hell SEAL, Gabe Wilcox. From the moment she arrives on base, Gabe, with his cocky grin and cute as hell dimples, proves he’s the undeniable distraction she never saw coming. As the investigation heats up, and truths become lies, Gabe and Lucia must work together to answer the only question that matters: When everyone’s lying, and lives are at stake, can they even trust each other? Covert Affair is a standalone romantic suspense, the first book in the interconnected SEALs and CIA series. Each book can be read as a standalone however due to character crossover reading the series in order is suggested. Please note due to detailed intimate scenes, foul language, and violence this series is recommended for mature readers.

Cincinnati Magazine

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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.