Frankenstorm

Author: Ray Garton

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786034084

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5057

"Remember when paperback originals were cool? Sex, action, suspense? Try FRANKENSTORM. It's old school." —Stephen King A storm of epic proportions is brewing off the coast of northern California. Residents have been warned to prepare for disaster. It's a false hope in the face of what's coming. . . Frankenstorm In a secret government lab, virologist Fara McManus tries to stop an experiment out of control—before more human subjects are infected. But in a blazing hail of bullets, survivalist Ollie Monk launches a paramilitary attack on the lab, releasing the infected into the night. And as the nightmare escalates to a fever pitch, internet blogger Ivan Renner traces the destruction as it claims more victims, beginning with a single mother unknowingly spreading the virus. A father and son, held hostage by a lunatic. A local sheriff, single-handedly fighting madness, murder, and worse. No one will find shelter from this storm. Praise For Ray Garton "Gripping, original, and sly."—Dean Koontz on Live Girls "Garton will scare you."—Fangoria Includes Ray Garton's bonus story "The Guy Down the Street"
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Frankenstorm: Hurricane Quentin

Author: Ray Garton

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786034033

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

View: 9091

Terror Hits The Fan In the second shocking installment of Ray Garton's six-part Frankenstorm, a natural disaster sets off a deadly chain reaction of fear, panic, paranoia—and uncontrollable rage—in the ultimate fight for survival. . . Frankenstorm With the storm of the century tearing up the northern California coast, internet blogger and conspiracy expert Ivan Renner has other things on his mind—namely, uncovering the mystery behind an abandoned hospital used as a government lab. Joining him on his investigation is military veteran and survivalist Ollie Monk. While Ivan follows leads about missing homeless people to confirm his theory about secret biological experiments, Ollie follows his gut. With his own trained platoon of armed mercenaries, Ollie is prepared to ambush the laboratory just as the storm hits. But when the fateful moment arrives—and the bullets begin to fly—their surprise attack backfires in ways not even they could prepare for. It unleashes the test subjects. It spreads the virus. It seals their fate. . .forever. This time, there's no fighting back. The conspiracy theories are true. Praise For Ray Garton "Scary. . .involving. . .mature and thoughtful." —Stephen King on Dark Channel "Gripping, original, and sly." —Dean Koontz on Live Girls "Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators."—F. Paul Wilson "Garton never fails to go for the throat!" —Richard Laymon "Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." — Publishers Weekly "Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." —Mark Kidwell, Fangoria magazine "Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." —Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column "Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." —Cemetery Dance magazine 16,000 Words
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Frankenstorm: Survivors

Author: Ray Garton

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786034068

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

View: 5591

There are things worse than death. . . In the sixth and final installment of Ray Garton's Frankenstorm, a devastated California community must fight for their lives—or fall prey to a bio-engineered nightmare far worse than death. . . Frankenstorm They were told to prepare for the worst. The storm of the century, Hurricane Quentin. But nothing could prepare the citizens of Humboldt County for the shocking chain of events that would touch everyone in its path. In a secret government lab, a biological weapon has been injected into homeless test subjects and unleashed upon the world. A band of survivalists have unwittinglyexposed themselves to this man-made infection that turns them into rabid killing machines. In homes across the coast, mothers, fathers, and children struggle to stay alive while a few brave souls—virologist Fara McManus, blogger Ivan Renner, and Sheriff Mitch Kaufman—will risk more than their lives. . .in what could be humanity's last stand. Many will fall prey to the chaos. Because .when terror hits the fan, there is no shelter from the storm. Praise For Ray Garton "Scary. . .involving. . .mature and thoughtful." —Stephen King on Dark Channel "Gripping, original, and sly." —Dean Koontz on Live Girls "Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators."—F. Paul Wilson "Garton never fails to go for the throat!" —Richard Laymon "Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." —Publishers Weekly "Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." —Mark Kidwell, Fangoria magazine "Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." —Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column "Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." —Cemetery Dance magazine 18,300 Words
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Frankenstorm: Deranged

Author: Ray Garton

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786034041

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

View: 6950

Women And Children First In the fourth shattering installment of Ray Garton's six-part Frankenstorm, an outbreak of madness, mayhem, and murder has every man, woman and child running for shelter. But home is where the horror is. . . Frankenstorm Andy is more than a little worried when his ex-wife—a former drug addict who has custody of their son—is seen hanging around with her old crowd. But when he learns that her dealer has moved in with them, Andy has no choice but to take action. He finds an unlikely ally in Police Deputy Ram von Pohle—a local bully who tormented Andy in school. Ram swears he wants to make up for those years of abuse. He convinces Andy that the raging storm is the perfect opportunity to break in to his ex-wife's home and save Andy's boy. But when the weather reaches a fever pitch, their simple plan backfires. The night quickly escalates into a bloodbath. Ram explodes with rage, bodies are torn apart by bullets, and Andy and his son find themselves trapped inside a nightmare. . .with a deranged sadist. When the storm hits this close to home, no one is safe. And no one gets out alive. . . Praise For Ray Garton "Scary. . .involving. . .mature and thoughtful." —Stephen King on Dark Channel "Gripping, original, and sly." —Dean Koontz on Live Girls "Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators."—F. Paul Wilson "Garton never fails to go for the throat!" —Richard Laymon "Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." —Publishers Weekly "Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." —Mark Kidwell, Fangoria magazine "Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." —Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column "Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." —Cemetery Dance magazine 17,500 Words
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Lessons from Frankenstorm

Investing for Future Power Disruptions

Author: John Licata

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111877440X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 78

View: 2278

The world has been brought to its knees in recent years due to an increased amount of hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes which collectively have left tens of millions without power and derailed economic growth in the process. However, today weather is not the only threat to massive power loss. It’s time to fight back before energy weaknesses and instabilities from disruptive weather patterns cause financial chaos around the world through cyberwarfare. In Lessons from Frankenstorm, you'll learn how to fight back. Overview: A look back at recent events (Fukushima, India blackout, Sandy here in the U.S., August 2003 blackout in Northeast U.S., etc.). Set up the case that something needs to be done, especially with warming temperatures (2012 was the hottest year on record). What are threats? Focus here is on weather (temperatures, rising tides, global warming, dwindling water supplies which impact certain energy sources (i.e. fracking, biofuels), terrorism (cyberterror which may create a whole new investing sector in the very near future). What can governments and utilities do? It could be good to focus on disaster recovery efforts, crisis management, legislation, planning and strategy AHEAD of next major storm or terrorist threats that could rattle global financial marketplaces. New legislation could lead to new asset allocation by investors, technology companies, utilities and private equity. Legislation (i.e. endorsing modern nuclear power, offshore wind, etc.) may also cause new alliances, joint ventures as a result. Could Frankenstorm be used a global blueprint for energy innovation? Here focus on efforts seen in New York and New Jersey emerging from the darkness and ruin left by Superstorm Sandy through the real next generation energy technologies and themes that investors may want to focus on for the next decade (i.e. thorium nuclear reactors which China just announced they are moving toward—should the U.S. follow?). Complacency is not the answer. Doing nothing and simply waiting for another major power outage that not only challenges our credibility as a superpower in a new world economy but could also cripple global market centers (maybe look at how slow Japan has reacted to Fukushima while Germany moved way too fast in my view to move away from nuclear power—something that has caused surging electricity prices).
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Frankenstorm: Severe Risk

Author: Ray Garton

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786034017

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

View: 9780

PREPARE FOR THE STORM In the first terrifying installment of Ray Garton's six-part Frankenstorm, a natural disaster of epic proportions is brewing off the coast of California—and a man-made nightmare is about to be unleashed. . . FRANKENSTORM: On the eve of the biggest storm in west coast history, virologist Fara McManus shows up at work in a secret government lab where microbiologist Dr. Jeremy Corcoran has been working on a new bioweapon, using the homeless as human guinea pigs. Concerned for the subjects, Fara decides to stay. Especially now. Between the raging storm outside and the rage-inducing chemicals in the patients, a million things could go wrong. But the last thing Fara expects to happen is an armed attack on the lab, an explosion of gunfire, and an army of men smashing the barriers. Releasing the infected. Spreading the virus. . .into the world. On a night like this, there is no shelter from the storm. PRAISE FOR RAY GARTON "Scary. . .involving. . .mature and thoughtful." —Stephen King on Dark Channel "Gripping, original, and sly." —Dean Koontz on Live Girls "Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators." –F. Paul Wilson "Garton never fails to go for the throat!" –Richard Laymon "Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." Publishers Weekly "Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." --Mark Kidwell, Fangoria magazine "Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." --Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column "Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." --Cemetery Dance magazine 15,000 Words
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Frankenstorm: Chaos Theory

Author: Ray Garton

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 078603405X

Category: Fiction

Page: 66

View: 8664

Breaking The Laws Of Nature In the fifth explosive installment of Ray Garton's six-part Frankenstorm, an insidious man-made enemy wages war on our biology, humanity, and last shred of sanity. . . Frankenstorm If anyone knows where the bodies are buried in Humboldt County, it's Sheriff Mitch Kaufman, who's seen it all: The meth lab operated by the Traylor family; the arsenal of weapons stockpiled by survivalist nutcase Ollie Monk; even the suspicious activity inside the old mental hospital. But it's not until Hurricane Quentin hits the coast—and all hell breaks loose—that Sheriff Kaufman is able to piece together the puzzle that's plagued his community. Homeless people have been infected with a biological weapon for the government. Rabid subjects have escaped into the storm, spreading violence, madness, and contagion throughout the county. And the only thing that can stop this large-scale disaster is a small-town cop who's just crazy enough to try. . . When everything goes to hell, there's only one place to find peace: In the eye of the storm. Praise For Ray Garton "Scary. . .involving. . .mature and thoughtful." —Stephen King on Dark Channel "Gripping, original, and sly." —Dean Koontz on Live Girls "Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators."—F. Paul Wilson "Garton never fails to go for the throat!" —Richard Laymon "Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." —Publishers Weekly "Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." —Mark Kidwell, Fangoria magazine "Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." —Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column "Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." —Cemetery Dance magazine 15,500 Words
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Superstorm

Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy

Author: Kathryn Miles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186222

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 7467

The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded—a hurricane like no other The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm’s immensity caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station. Even from there, it seemed almost limitless: 1.8 million square feet of tightly coiled bands so huge they filled the windows of the Station. It was the largest storm anyone had ever seen. Initially a tropical storm, Sandy had grown into a hybrid monster. It charged across open ocean, picking up strength with every step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officials and emergency managers, even the traditional maritime wisdom of sailors and seamen: What exactly was this thing? By the time anyone decided, it was too late. And then the storm made landfall. Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn’t issue reliable warnings; the Coast Guard didn’t know what to do. In Superstorm, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. The characters include a forecaster who risked his job to sound the alarm in New Jersey, the crew of the ill-fated tall ship Bounty, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie, and countless coastal residents whose homes—and lives—were torn apart and then left to wonder . . . When is the next superstorm coming?
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Niceville

Book One of the Niceville Trilogy

Author: Carsten Stroud

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0307958582

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 576

Something is wrong in Niceville. . . A boy literally disappears from Main Street. A security camera captures the moment of his instant, inexplicable vanishing. An audacious bank robbery goes seriously wrong: four cops are gunned down; a TV news helicopter is shot and spins crazily out of the sky, triggering a disastrous cascade of events that ricochet across twenty different lives over the course of just thirty-six hours. Nick Kavanaugh, a cop with a dark side, investigates. Soon he and his wife, Kate, a distinguished lawyer from an old Niceville family, find themselves struggling to make sense not only of the disappearance and the robbery but also of a shadow world, where time has a different rhythm and where justice is elusive. . . .Something is wrong in Niceville, where evil lives far longer than men do. Compulsively readable, and populated with characters who leap off the page, Niceville will draw you in, excite you, amaze you, horrify you, and, when it finally lets you go, make you sorry you have to leave. Read the first thirty-five pages. Find out why Harlan Coben calls Carsten Stroud the master of “the nerve-jangling thrill ride.” Now with an excerpt from Carsten Stroud’s next book, The Homecoming.
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Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140505393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2009

Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.
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The Bone Box

Author: Gregg Olsen

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786030003

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 4617

"Olsen will scare you--and you'll love it." —Lee Child "Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners." —Seattle Times "Olsen deftly juggles multiple plot lines." —Publishers Weekly They call it the Bone Box. A collection of old cases, solved and unsolved, that continue to haunt forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman. None is more disturbing than the first. After two decades, Birdy still remembers the screaming. The blood on the boy's hands. The body of a girl, butchered in the woods. Birdy's testimony helped put her cousin behind bars. Now, twenty years later, she wants to reopen the box. Reexamine the evidence. And rekindle her fears that a killer walked free--and is closer than ever. “The fifth Waterman and Stark thriller from the very talented Gregg Olsen . . . it’s truly a great read.” —Mystery Scene Magazine
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The Killer Next Door

A Novel

Author: Alex Marwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698177827

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6764

“The Killer Next Door is even better [than The Wicked Girls]. Scary as hell. Great characters.” —Stephen King Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original Alex Marwood’s new book, The Darkest Secret, is available now from Penguin Books Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a sketchy South London building for cash—no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret. Alex Marwood’s debut novel The Wicked Girls earned her lavish praise from the likes of Elizabeth Haynes, Laura Lippman, and Erin Kelly and received the Edgar Award. Now, Marwood’s back with a brilliant, tightly paced thriller that will keep you up at night and make you ask yourself: just how well do you know your neighbors? “Taut, assured and reminiscent of Ruth Rendell's psychological novels, Marwood's second book more than lives up to the promise shown in her splendid debut, The Wicked Girls.” —The Guardian From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Rescue of the Bounty

Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Author: Michael J. Tougias,Douglas A. Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746656

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 1218

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge knew that a hurricane was forecast, yet he was determined to sail. The captain told the crew that anyone could leave the ship before it sailed. No one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the ship. A few hours later, the ship suddenly overturned ninety miles off the North Carolina coast in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the crew tumbling into an ocean filled with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast guard then launched one of the most complex and massive rescues in its history. In the uproar heard across American media in the days following, a single question persisted: Why did the captain decide to sail? Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the crew members and the coast guard, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what truly occurred aboard Bounty during those terrifying days at sea. “A white-knuckled, tragic adventure” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.
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Bad Country

A Novel

Author: C. B. McKenzie

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466856009

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1777

Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel, a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, told in a transfixingly original style. Rodeo Grace Garnet lives with his old dog in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as El Hoyo. He doesn't get many visitors in The Hole, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many undocumented immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border in Rodeo's harsh and deadly "backyard," but a member of a major Southwestern Indian tribe, whose death is part of a mysterious rompecabeza-a classic crime puzzler-that includes multiple murders, cold-blooded betrayals, and low-down scheming, with Rodeo caught in the middle. Retired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piecework as a bounty hunter, warrant server, and divorce snoop, Rodeo doesn't have much choice but to say yes when offered an unusual case. An elderly Indian woman from his own Reservation has hired him to help discover who murdered her grandson, but she seems strangely uninterested in the results. Her attitude seems heartless, but as Rodeo pursues interrelated cases, he learns that the old woman's indifference is nothing compared to true hatred, and aligned against a variety of creative and cruel foes, the hard-pressed PI is about to discover just how far hate can go. CB McKenzie's Bad Country is a noir novel that is as deep and twisty as a desert arroyo. With confident, accomplished prose, McKenzie captures the rough-and-tumble outer reaches of the Southwest in a transfixingly original style that transcends the traditional crime novel.
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Day Four

A Novel

Author: Sarah Lotz

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316242969

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2073

The chilling follow-up to The Three, Sarah Lotz's "hard to put down and vastly entertaining" debut (Stephen King). Hundreds of pleasure-seekers stream aboard The Beautiful Dreamer cruise ship for five days of cut-price fun in the Caribbean sun. On the fourth day, disaster strikes: smoke roils out of the engine room, and the ship is stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon supplies run low, a virus plagues the ship, and there are whispered rumors that the cabins on the lower decks are haunted by shadowy figures. Irritation escalates to panic, the crew loses control, factions form, and violent chaos erupts among the survivors. When, at last, the ship is spotted drifting off the coast of Key West, the world's press reports it empty. But the gloomy headlines may be covering up an even more disturbing reality. DAY FOUR is a heart-racing tale from "a ferociously imaginative storyteller."* *Lauren Beukes
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Termination Orders

Author: Leo J. Maloney

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786029900

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5230

In this explosive novel of world-class suspense, former Black Ops veteran Leo J. Maloney traces a lethal conspiracy from the frontlines of battle to the backrooms of Washington to a single assassin's bullet. . . Termination Orders Once a trained killer for the CIA, Dan Morgan has built a new life for himself. But when he receives a desperate plea from his former Black Ops partner--reportedly killed in a foreign battle zone--he flies to help. It should be a routine mission, extracting a human asset from the region. But it's not routine; it's an ambush. Now Morgan is running for his life, holding crucial evidence. With his contacts dead and family in danger, Morgan must take on a full-scale conspiracy in the highest echelons of a vast global network that plays by its own rules--when it suits them. For Dan Morgan, it's about to come to an end in Washington, D.C., on a national stage, in the crosshairs of a killer. . . "Leo J. Maloney is a real-life Jason Bourne." --Josh Zwylen, Wicked Local Stoneham "A must-read thriller of torture, assassination, and double agents, where nothing is as it seems." --Jon Renaud, author of Dereliction Duty "A high-powered thriller. . .tense and terrifying!" --Hank Phillippi Ryan "An outstanding thriller that rings with authenticity." --John Gilstrap
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Don't Stand So Close

Author: Eric Red

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954252335

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 6435

She was every student s fantasy and he was the teacher s pet. She was older, beautiful and experienced. It was the brush of her hand passing back homework. That special glance. He spent hours in class imagining what her body looked like under her dress, until the day came when they had their first kiss. But his wildest dreams soon became his worst nightmare. She took him to forbidden places he wasn t ready for, but when he wanted to stop she wouldn t let him. If she couldn t have him, nobody could, and lives would be lost before it was over. He never should have crossed the line with his teacher, because some lines should never, ever be crossed."
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Storm Surge

Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

Author: Adam Sobel

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006230478X

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 9897

A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planet’s changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future. Was Hurricane Sandy a freak event—or a harbinger of things to come? Was climate change responsible? What connects the spiraling clouds our satellites saw from space, the brackish water that rose up over the city’s seawalls, and the slow simmer of greenhouse gases? Why weren't we better prepared? In this fascinating and accessible work of popular science, atmospheric scientist and Columbia University professor Adam Sobel addresses these questions, combining scientific explanation with first-hand experience of the event itself. He explains the remarkable atmospheric conditions that gave birth to Sandy and determined its path. He gives us insight into the sophisticated science that led to the forecasts of the storm before it hit, as well as an understanding of why our meteorological vocabulary failed our leaders in warning us about this unprecedented storm—part hurricane, part winter-type nor’easter, fully deserving of the title “Superstorm.” Storm Surge brings together the melting glaciers, the shifting jet streams, and the warming oceans to make clear how our changing climate will make New York and other cities more vulnerable than ever to huge storms—and how we need to think differently about these long-term risks if we hope to mitigate the damage. Engaging, informative, and timely, Sobel’s book provokes us to rethink the future of our climate and how we can better prepare for the storms to come.
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Live Girls

Author: Ray Garton

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3858

The garish neon lights of New York City’s Times Square can be very seductive. And so can the promises of dark pleasures on the seedier side streets. To Davey Owen, the lure of a glowing sign advertising “Live Girls” was too hard to resist. He was looking for a little entertainment. He found instead a nightmare in the form of a beautiful but strangely pale woman. A woman who offers him passion, ecstasy— and eternal life—but takes in exchange his lifeblood and his very soul. It's scary, it's involving, and it’s also mature and thoughtful.” — Stephen King on Dark Channel “The most nightmarish vampire story I have ever read.” — Ramsey Campbell “Garton never fails to go for the throat!” — Richard Laymom “Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror theiries and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect.” — Publishers Weekly “Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print.” — Cemetery Dance
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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

View: 3951

A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt on our tongues and a terror of the deep.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography