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Download E-books The Book of Skulls PDF

By Robert Silverberg

Looking the immortality promised in an historical manuscript, The booklet of Skulls, 4 neighbors, university roommates, move on a spring holiday journey to Arizona: Eli, the coed, who stumbled on and translated the publication; Timothy, scion of an American dynasty, born and bred to steer; Ned, poet and cynic; and Oliver, the intense farm boy passionate about loss of life.

Somewhere within the wasteland lies the home of Skulls, the place a mystic brotherhood guards the key of everlasting lifestyles. There, the 4 aspirants will current themselves–and a terrible expense might be demanded.

For immortality calls for sacrifice. sufferers to stability survivors. One via suicide, one via murder.

Now, underneath the gaze of grinning skulls, the phobia starts off. . . .

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Download E-books Dr. No (James Bond) PDF

By Ian Fleming

Dispatched via M to enquire the mysterious disappearance of MI6’s Jamaica station leader, Bond used to be anticipating a vacation within the sunlight. but if he discovers a perilous centipede positioned in his inn room, the holiday is over.

On this island, all suspicious task leads inexorably to Dr. Julius No, a reclusive megalomaniac with metal pincers for palms. to determine what the great health practitioner is hiding, 007 needs to enlist the help of neighborhood fisherman Quarrel and welcoming beachcomber Honeychile Rider. jointly they are going to wrestle a neighborhood legend the natives name “the Dragon,” sooner than Bond on my own needs to face the main punishing try out of all: a drawback course—designed via the sadistic Dr. No himself—that measures the bounds of the human body’s potential for agony.

The textual content during this variation has been restored via the Fleming family members corporation Ian Fleming guides, to mirror the paintings because it used to be initially published.

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Download E-books Ravelstein (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) PDF

By Saul Bellow

Abe Ravelstein is an excellent professor at a well-liked midwestern college and a guy who glories in education the movers and shakers of the political international. He has lived grandly and ferociously-and a lot past his potential. His shut pal Chick has steered that he placed forth a ebook of his convictions in regards to the principles which maintain humankind, or kill it, and lots more and plenty to Ravelstein's personal shock, he does and turns into a millionaire. Ravelstein indicates in flip that Chick write a memoir or a lifetime of him, and through the process a celebratory journey to Paris the 2 percentage ideas on mortality, philosophy and historical past, loves and acquaintances, outdated and new, and vaudeville workouts from the distant previous. The temper turns extra somber after they have lower back to the Midwest and Ravelstein succumbs to AIDS and Chick himself approximately dies.

Deeply insightful and continuously relocating, Saul Bellow's new novel is a trip via love and reminiscence. it's courageous, darkish, and bleakly humorous: an elegy to friendship and to lives good (or badly) lived.

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Download E-books Star Trek: War Stories Book 1 (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 21) PDF

By Keith R. A. DeCandido

Starting a gripping untold story of the kingdom war!
Twice, Overseer Biron of the Androssi has been thwarted by way of the team of the U.S.S. da Vinci. for you to be ready for his or her subsequent stumble upon, he has bought the documents of the crew's previous adventures through the brutal conflict opposed to the Dominion....
Trapped in the back of enemy traces after a tricky victory, the broken U.S.S. Sentinel needs to locate its method domestic with out attractive any better adverse forces. once they stumble upon a Breen send, it's as much as leader Engineer Sonya Gomez to trick them into considering they aren't what they seem like. in the meantime, Dr. Elizabeth Lense of the U.S.S. Lexington needs to take care of the war's overwhelming carnage, whereas on Starbase ninety two, cryptographer Bart Faulwell has an stumble upon that might switch his lifestyles without end!

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Download E-books The Grievers PDF

By Marc Schuster

The Grievers is a darkly comedian coming of age novel for a iteration that is nonetheless suffering to come back of age.

When Charley Schwartz learns that an previous highschool good friend has killed himself, he concurs to assist his alma mater set up a memorial provider to honor his fallen comrade. quickly, despite the fact that, devestation turns to disgust as Charley discovers that his friend's passing capability much less to the varsity than the base line. because the memorial provider fast degenerates right into a fundraising fiasco, Charley should also take care of a number of alternative quandaries together with a dead-end task as an anthropomorphic buck signal, his top firned's forthcoming circulation to Maryland, an intervention with a drug-addled megalomaniac, and his personal ongoing campaign to implement the correct use of apostrophes one of the owners of neighborhood eating establishments.

Desperate to set the realm correct and retain his personal lifestyles from spiraling uncontrolled, Charley rages via his days and nights, plotting all of the whereas the final word eulogy for his deceased pal and a scathing indictment of a global long past flawed.

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Download E-books In Deep PDF

By Terra Elan McVoy

Ultracompetitive Brynn from The summer time of Firsts and Lasts craves swimming victory—and will get in over her head—in this impossible to resist novel from Terra Elan McVoy.

Swim.
Push.
Breathe.
Swim.

Nothing else issues to Brynn as she trains her physique and brain to win. now not her mediocre grades and absence of actual acquaintances in class. no longer the gnawing grief over her fallen hero father. now not the strained courting together with her absent mom and clueless stepdad. within the turquoise water, swimming is an get away and her price ticket to somewhere—anywhere—else. And not anything gets in her approach of saying victory.

But while the aggressive streak follows Brynn out of the pool in a wickedly seductive cat-and-mouse video game among herself, her wild ally, and a scorching new university swimmer, Brynn’s single-mindedness will get her in over her head, with even more than a trophy to lose.

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Download E-books Trojan Odyssey (Dirk Pitt Adventure) PDF

By Clive Cussler

Lengthy hailed because the grand grasp of event fiction, Clive Cussler has persisted to astound with the complicated plotting and fabulous set items of his novels. Now, with a stunning twist, he provides us his such a lot audacious paintings yet.

In the ultimate pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt stumbled on, to his surprise, that he had grown childrens he had by no means known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a girl he proposal had died in an underwater earthquake. either have inherited his love of the ocean: the lady, summer season, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they're approximately to assist their father within the experience of a lifetime.

There is a brown tide infesting the sea off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are operating in a NUMA(r) underwater enclosure, attempting to make certain its starting place, whilst startling issues occur: summer time discovers an artifact, whatever unusual and lovely and historical; and the worst hurricane in years boils up out of the sky, heading instantly not just for them but in addition for a sumptuous floating inn lodge sq. in its path.

The peril for everyone involved is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the remainder of the NUMA(r) group rush to the rescue, yet what they locate within the storm's wake makes the furies of nature faded compared. For there's an all-too-human evil at paintings in that a part of the realm, and the brown tide is just a derivative of its plan. quickly, its paintings should be complete-and the realm might be a really diverse place.

Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the area is already a truly various place...

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Download E-books Can I Get a Witness? PDF

By ReShonda Tate Billingsley

The irony of a divorce-court pass judgement on getting divorced herself isn't misplaced on Vanessa Colton-Kirk. in spite of everything, she's noticeable every little thing in her infamous Houston court, the place she's presided over the breakup of numerous unsatisfied and dissatisfied undefined. Even her personal sister, Dionne, is facing a dating drama of her personal, a betrayal that is left Dionne hungry for revenge at the guy she was hoping to marry. but if career-driven Vanessa chooses to paintings overdue at the evening of her 5th marriage ceremony anniversary, her husband, Thomas, makes a decision he is had sufficient of her placing paintings earlier than beginning the relatives he so desperately wishes -- and he tells her he wishes out.

In a last-ditch attempt to avoid wasting the wedding, their very own pass judgement on orders Vanessa and Thomas to wait a religious retreat. She is going -- yet no longer and not using a struggle. And simply while she thinks she's received, destiny steps in and is helping her see issues in an entire new gentle. Now Vanessa and her sister face the hardest offerings in their lives. Can Dionne untangle herself from a payback plan long past horribly fallacious? Can Vanessa rebuild a bond that she had a major half in destroying? Will she research from her personal errors and her years of expertise at the bench? Or will she desire anything else to maintain a tide of bitterness from taking up her lifestyles?

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