Die Gerechtigkeit muss siegen Mason Kane kämpfte als Soldat viele Jahre im Anvil-Geheimprogramm der US-Armee, um unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit den Terror zu bekämpfen. Bis sich sein Kommandant auf einen perversen Deal mit dem Feind einlässt. Als der die Tötung einer unschuldigen afghanischen Familie anordnet, verweigert Kane den Befehl und desertiert ... Als Terrorist und Verräter von seinen früheren Kameraden gejagt, deckt er mit Unterstützung seiner Special-Ops-Kollegin Renee Hart eine gewaltige Verschwörung auf, die bis zum amerikanischen Präsidenten führt. Clear by Fire ist der Auftakt zu einer furiosen Military-Action-Serie. Dalton Fury: »Sehr stark und mit enormem Insider-Wissen geschrieben. Joshua Hood drückt dem Genre des Military-Thriller seinen Stempel auf.« Publishers Weekly: »Ein packender Thriller. Man kann sich unmöglich von Mason losreißen, der vor nichts zurückschreckt, um sein Ziel zu erreichen.
Inspired by the experiences of a decorated combat veteran and a former member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Clear by Fire is a blistering debut military thriller about an American hero who, in order to clear his name, must take down a team of black ops soldiers that have gone murderously rogue. Mason Kane was once a loyal American soldier and a proud member of the elite, off-the-books Anvil Program—a group of black ops soldiers who wage war from the shadows. But all that changed when his commander, as a part of a twisted scheme to force America’s continued involvement in the Middle East, ordered an innocent Afghan family murdered. Refusing the direct order, Mason now finds himself on the run, hunted by his former comrades and labeled a terrorist by the country he faithfully served. Relying only on his survival skills and the help of Special Operations agent Renee Hart, Mason must embark on his gravest mission yet: unraveling a conspiracy that reaches all way to the President’s inner circle, and stopping the world’s most dangerous soldiers from completing their treacherous plan.
Is ASEAN the foundation of a strong regional community in Southeast Asia? Or is it no more than an instrument used by its members to advance their individual interests? Addressing these questions, Shaun Narine offers a comprehensive political analysis of ASEAN from its creation in 1967 through the events of 2001. Reflecting both the accomplishments and the limitations of the organization, Explaining ASEAN explores issues of regional security, economic stability - and the growing expectations of the international community. Narine's trenchant analysis makes it clear that, unless ASEAN can resolve the problems of inadequate resources and disagreements among the member states, its future as an effective, active international regime is doubtful.
In this fascinating guide to the roadside ecology of the major highways in B.C., you'll discover a whole new dimension to taking a car trip. This new edition has been updated and expanded to cover northern British Columbia and southern Yukon, giving readers a unique perspective on the northern wildlife and vegetation. Southern travellers "may find that this journey will redefine what 'northern British Columbia' means to them, or even what 'north' means." Sidebars tell stories about various species, such as the huge, endangered sturgeon and the Great Basin spadefoot toad, which spends most of the year underground. Full-colour photographs and black-and-white drawings illustrate numerous plants and animals that make their homes along the roadsides of British Columbia, and maps show the route of each highway discussed. In addition, the book offers suggestions for where to stop and look for crayfish, enjoy a swim in summer, or have a picnic lunch during your travels. An appendix provides a brief field guide of tree silhouettes and hints for identifying trees and shrubs. Whether you're taking a day trip or a two-week holiday, your drive along the highways of B.C. will be enriched by the storehouse of information in this facinating and informative guide.
Literary Collections by Neelam Krishnamoorthy,Shekhar Krishnamoorthy
At 4:55 p.m. a swirling mass of thick, smoke engulfed the balcony section a well-known cinema hall in posh south Delhi. In the absence of fire exits and ushers to help the patrons, the people seated on the balcony found themselves trapped. By 7 p.m., fifty-nine people had died. This included Unnati and Ujjwal. Their parents, Neelam and Shekhar, decided to fight the prolonged battle to ensure their kids get justice, for they saw no other reason to live. It’s been nineteen years now, since the fire. But their fight with justice, for justice continues. This is their story.
Secrets can be dangerous, but in the case of Raw Edge, they can be a good thing too. When the young band from Vancouver discovered that their new lead guitarist had a few secrets, they wondered if they had made the right choice. It didn't take them long to learn that they had. After all, music isn't the only thing the young band is doing.
The God that answers by fire is the One that responds by a Mighty and Strong Hand. My Good, Loving, Gracious, and Merciful God is also a Consuming Fire and a God of Judgment. But, it is not always that His Answering by Fire is in response to Divine Judgment. Many times, He answers by fire to show Himself strong among men, and to demonstrate His Great Power and Ability. When the Almighty God brought blindness upon Elymas the sorcerer, who wanted to turn the proconsul away from the faith, because Apostle Paul (His representative) spoke on His Behalf, He was answering by fire. When Jesus Christ brought back Lazarus from the dead, God answered by fire.
Scarred ex-cop John Gabriel didn't need anyone else's problems, but he couldn't refuse a request from his former chief. Until John learned what the favor to Chief Kelly entailed: keeping an eye on his granddaughter, Fiona, a young police officer facing a dangerous work situation. John quickly saw that Fiona was in trouble-the fiery redhead lacked departmental support as she investigated a serial arsonist. And when the attractive rookie was trapped in a burning building, John was the one who ended up rescuing her. Yet could Fiona's strong faith rub off on the cynic and make John believe in the Lord...and in the love that was miraculously blossoming in the stony soil of his heart?
Trial by Fire is a sensational, page-turning adventure from the bestselling author of Starcrossed, Josephine Angelini. Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns. This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted . . . which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily's life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear. Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem - one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian . . . Lily's identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences. Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn't understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected. But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?
Protect against the life-threatening dangers of building collapse! Brannigan's book can save your life! Extensively updated, revised, and expanded, this 3rd edition text shows you how to recognize the signs of building collapse before it happens--so you can get out while there's still time. You'll be informed about critical topics such as: The toxic combustion products of vermin- and moisture-resistant treated wood The outcome of multi-million-dollar lawsuits involving some fire-retardant treated plywood The total collapse hazard to post-tensioned concrete buildings under construction The dynamics of the "stack effect", and more! Photographs and illustrations help you visualize key concepts, so you can spot dangers on the job. A "must" for fire fighters, engineers, and all those concerned with building collapse, this book gives you the facts you need to avoid construction hazards. Work smart... order today!
Pastor and fireman Nick Foster found the body in the inferno engulfing his church. From the bullet wound in the head, it’s clear this is no ordinary fire victim. The quiet community of Newpointe, reeling from the shock of the dead man’s identity, struggles with the agonizing question: who did it—and why? Paramedic Issie Mattreaux is no icon of virtue, but she cares enough about her teenage nephew, Jake, to track him down when he turns up missing. Only, what she finds is far more than a harmless bonfire on the outskirts of town. After a chilling attempt on Issie’s life, Nick takes on the role of protector even as he struggles with the tragedy that has struck his church. Whoever is behind the fire is far from finished. Unknown to Nick, that person’s twisted agenda now threatens to consume everything he loves most. Trial by Fire is book four in the Newpointe 911 series by award-winning novelist Terri Blackstock. Newpointe 911 offers taut, superbly crafted novels of faith, fear, and close-knit small-town relationships, seasoned with romance and tempered by insights into the nature of relationships, redemption, and the human heart. Look also for Private Justice, Line of Duty, Shadow of Doubt, and Word of Honor.
Winter covers Eventide, a tiny hamlet nestled on the New England coast where pristine beauty masks a moral cancer seething beneath the surface. Like many old towns, Eventide is steeped in secrets and hypocrisy, and into this maelstrom Ana Michaels arrives. Born out of time, rejected maternally, and adored by her father, all is lost after a car crash takes the lives of their parents, and Ana and sister Sarah are left to their paternal grandmother. The last link in a genetic chain of events, the affection-starved and withdrawn Ana becomes dominated by fate and family. Only after years of passivity does she finally rebel, and flee to forge a life of her own. Summoned by news of her grandmothers imminent death, Doctor Ana Michaels, a successful psychiatrist, returns home only to find herself on a collision course that radically alters her life and those around her. Sisters Ana and Sarah share a psychiatric practice, and despite warnings from violent patients and grisly murders paralyzing the community, Anas headstrong independence places her directly in the path of peril. Darkness overtakes Ana after sexual assault by a trusted mentor leaves her pregnant and alone to face the consequences. As her familys facade is stripped away, Ana becomes entrenched in the murky past of a town that buries its secrets. A series of devastating discoveries unearth underground genetic breeding in Eventide -- and even more staggering truths she wished had remained buried.
Transformation by Fire offers a current assessment of the archaeological research on the widespread social practice of cremation. Editors Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney chart a path for the development of interpretive archaeology surrounding this complex social process.
This book examines the successes and failures of George W. Bush as a War President. The author critically assesses the administration's key decisions in the war on terror and President Bush's vision of creating a democratic Middle East.