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The Wrecker

The Wrecker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 110115148X
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Detective Isaac Bell travels the early-twentieth-century American railways, driven by a sense of justice and a determination to stop a new mastermind reigning terror on a crucial express line in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series. A year of financial panic and labor unrest, 1907 sees train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Cascades express line. Desperate for help the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn’s best man, Isaac Bell, quickly discovers a mysterious saboteur haunting the hobo jungles of the West. Known only as the Wrecker, he recruits vulnerable accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward. The Wrecker traverses the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he? What does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A revolutionary determined to displace the “privileged few”? A criminal mastermind engineering some as yet unexplained scheme? Whoever he is, whatever his motives, the Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc, and Bell senses that he is far from done—that, in fact, the Wrecker is building up to a grand act unlike anything he has committed before. If Bell doesn’t stop him in time, more than a railroad could be at risk—it could be the future of the entire country.

The Wrecker

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Author: Lloyd Osbourne,Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Good Press
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"The Wrecker" by Lloyd Osbourne, Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Wrecker (Annotated Edition)

The Wrecker (Annotated Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3849642623
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson,Lloyd Osbourne
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The Wrecker (Annotated Edition) by Robert Louis Stevenson,Lloyd Osbourne Book Resume:

The tale represents the only occasion on which Stevenson was drawn to adopt the mystery type of novel in which the reader is carried forward by the incidents surrounding a secret which is kept to the last. As explained in the Epilogue, familiarly addressed to his friend, Will H. Low, he had aimed at giving greater realism to this form of story by a more gradual approach to the essence of the yarn. The reader is allowed first to live with the characters for a while instead of stepping with them into their adventures straight on his introduction to them. Hence the first half-dozen chapters, with their scenes in Paris and Edinburgh, are almost without bearing on the incidents afterwards developed, and might well be cited against Stevenson's doctrine that the opening of a story is of a piece with its end. Evidently the Prologue, anticipating Dodd's adventures, is used as a device to cast unity over the whole in something of the manner of Mr. Conrad.

Wrecker: A gripping debut for fans of Poldark and the Essex Serpent

Wrecker: A gripping debut for fans of Poldark and the Essex Serpent [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0008274533
Author: Noel O’Reilly
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Wrecker: A gripping debut for fans of Poldark and the Essex Serpent by Noel O’Reilly Book Resume:

‘Compelling’ Sunday Times A powerful debut exploring the dark side of Cornwall – the wrecking and the drowned sailors – where poverty drove villagers to dark deeds...

Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball

Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0755394437
Author: Robert Douglas
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Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball by Robert Douglas Book Resume:

Glasgow, 1971. The old way of life is under threat for the tight-knit community in Dalbeattie Street, Maryhill. The shadow of the wrecker's ball looms large over their homes, and they must face the choice of moving to a new estate or dispersing throughout the city. But powerful friendships refuse to be broken. These characters have gone through too much together to be destroyed by some measly planning scheme. They'll face this with the same inimitable Scottish humour and strength of spirit that have carried them through other tough times. Douglas' vivid portrait of Seventies Glasgow recreates, in glorious detail, a particular time and place, but at its heart are the universal themes of love, friendship and community.

The Wreckers

The Wreckers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307789012
Author: Iain Lawrence
Publisher: Yearling
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There was once a village bred by evil. On the barren coast of Cornwall, England, lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks, a community who lured storm-tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of their shore. They fed and clothed themselves with the loot salvaged from the wreckage; dead sailors' tools and trinkets became decorations for their homes. Most never questioned their murderous way of life. Then, upon that pirates' shore crashed the ship The Isle of Skye. And the youngest of its crew members, 14-year-old John Spencer, survived the wreck. But would he escape the wreckers? This is his harrowing tale.

Raising Wrecker

Raising Wrecker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1608194736
Author: Summer Wood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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After foster-parenting four young siblings a decade ago, Summer Wood tried to imagine a place where kids who are left alone or taken from their families would find the love and the family they deserve. For her, fiction was the tool to realize that world, and Wrecker, the central character in her second novel, is the abandoned child for whom life turns around in most unexpected ways. It's June of 1965 when Wrecker enters the world. The war is raging in Vietnam, San Francisco is tripping toward flower power, and Lisa Fay, Wrecker's birth mother, is knocked nearly sideways by life as a single parent in a city she can barely manage to navigate on her own. Three years later, she's in prison, and Wrecker is left to bounce around in the system before he's shipped off to live with distant relatives in the wilds of Humboldt County, California. When he arrives he's scared and angry, exploding at the least thing, and quick to flee. Wrecker is the story of this boy and the motley group of isolated eccentrics who come together to raise him and become a family along the way. For readers taken with the special boy at the center of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Wrecker will be a welcome companion.

Home Wrecker

Home Wrecker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1622861981
Author: Dwayne S. Joseph
Publisher: Urban Renaissance
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Home Wrecker by Dwayne S. Joseph Book Resume:

Lisette is a professional, and she gets paid well for her services. Wives pay her to ruin their marriages. Some are looking to get out of abusive situations, and others are looking to get even and get half. Then there are Lisette's favorite clients, the wives who don't want a divorce, but instead want control—something Lisette knows all about. These clients pay large sums of money to have their cake and eat it too. That's exactly what Kyra Rogers wants. Lisette turns her down, but Kyra doesn't want to take no for an answer. Life for this home wrecker will never be the same. Home Wrecker is a scintillating, sexy feast to be devoured. With this novel, Dwayne S. Joseph has entered a new realm.

Transformers: The Wreckers Saga

Transformers: The Wreckers Saga [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1684063868
Author: Nick Roche,James Roberts
Publisher: IDW Publishing
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Transformers: The Wreckers Saga by Nick Roche,James Roberts Book Resume:

Join the toughest crew of Autobots around on a pair of missions where they'll face seemingly insurmountable odds and things are guaranteed to end badly. First, the Wreckers and their leader, Springer, are sent to investigate Garrus-9, a prison that fell to the Decepticons three years ago, with no communications in or out since. Then, Prowl has been kidnapped. Worse for him, it seems like no one really cares, thanks to his history of messing with people's lives. Traitors are revealed, secrets come to light, and it may all be more than even the baddest crew of Autobots can handle.

Nighthawk

Nighthawk [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0399184031
Author: Clive Cussler,Graham Brown
Publisher: Penguin
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world’s most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind’s last in this action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling grand master of adventure. When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don’t—that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions. From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster...but they may be caught in a race that no one can win.

I Am Not a Home Wrecker

I Am Not a Home Wrecker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1514479648
Author: Kristen Sheri
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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I Am Not a Home Wrecker by Kristen Sheri Book Resume:

I Am Not a Home Wrecker is a powerful devotional that will confront the areas in our lives that contribute to low self-esteem. In this book Kristen challenges you to watch what you let into your house and describes the devastation that depression, anger, fear, just to name a few, can have on your life. Through her own personal battles, she will testify that God is a life changer and that you dont have to live your life as a home-wrecker but as a new creation in Christ.

The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786567822
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) by Robert Louis Stevenson Book Resume:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Wrecker’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Stevenson includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Wrecker’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Stevenson’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Wrong Box

The Wrong Box [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3964541206
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson,Lloyd Osbourne
Publisher: Aeterna Classics
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A black comic novel about the last remaining survivors of a tontine - a group life-insurance policy in which the last surviving member stands to receive a fortune. It is a farcical, eccentric and brilliantly written piece of work.

Lighthouse at the End of the World

Lighthouse at the End of the World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 080320955X
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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Lighthouse at the End of the World by Jules Verne Book Resume:

In 1859, three sailors arrive on an isolated island to man a new lighthouse at the wreck-prone tippy tip of South America. They soon discover a band of egregious criminals, led by dangerous evildoer Kongre, who have been tricking ships into running aground, killing the survivors and taking the loot. When two lighthouse men go to assist a ship and are killed, serious trouble ensues.

Robert Louis Stevenson and the Great Affair

Robert Louis Stevenson and the Great Affair [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317062205
Author: Richard J. Hill
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Robert Louis Stevenson and the Great Affair by Richard J. Hill Book Resume:

In his travel narrative Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), Robert Louis Stevenson declares, "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. " Taking up the concepts of time, place, and memory, the contributors to this collection explore in what ways the dynamic view of life suggested by this quotation permeates Stevenson's work. The essays adopt a wide variety of critical approaches, including post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, new historicism, art history, and philosophy, making use of the vast array of literary materials that Stevenson left across a global journey that began in Scotland in 1850 and ended in Samoa in 1894. These range from travel journals, letters, and classic literary staples such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, to rarely read masterpieces such as The Master of Ballantrae or The Ebb-Tide. While much recent scholarship on Stevenson foregrounds geography, the present volume also examines the theme of movement across memory, time, and generic boundaries. Taken together, the essays offer a view of Stevenson that demonstrates how the protean nature of his literary output reflects the radical developments in science, technology, and culture that characterized the age in which he lived.

Surviving America

Surviving America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781477142806
Author: Larry Charles Peterson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Surviving America is a true story, an autobiography, of Larry Charles Peterson. Through the years Larry has had the hard luck experiencing bad things right during a time when America was experiencing similar hard luck. A professional victim of sorts, Mr. Peterson tells how he dealt with each situation. It's a good entertaining, honest read.

Local Environmental Sustainability

Local Environmental Sustainability [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1855738597
Author: S Buckingham,K Theobald
Publisher: Elsevier
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Local Environmental Sustainability by S Buckingham,K Theobald Book Resume:

The importance of local programmes in driving sustainable development has been enshrined in Local Agenda 21, arguably the most influential output of the 1992 Rio 'Earth' Summit. Its importance has been reiterated more recently by the Johannesburg Summit in 2002. Local Environmental Sustainability sets the context for local environmental sustainability and, in particular, considers how local government can promote sustainable development by building partnerships with different groups and organisations in the local community. Using case studies, individual chapters focus on different types of regional and local initiatives, the partnerships that have made them possible, and the key issues in making them effective. Local Environmental Sustainability provides a blueprint for both local governments and local communities to work together effectively for a more sustainable future. An important new study focusing on the links between local environmental initiatives and the provision of sustainable services Includes case studies showing how local government initiatives can work in the community Considers the relationship between local programmes and the implementation of Local Agenda 21

The Spy

The Spy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101188057
Author: Clive Cussler,Justin Scott
Publisher: Penguin
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The Spy by Clive Cussler,Justin Scott Book Resume:

Twentieth century detective Isaac Bell takes on the world of warfare when America’s naval research and development experts begin to die one by one in this #1 New York Times-bestselling historical action adventure. 1908 marks a year of ever-escalating international tension as the world plunges toward war. And with America on the brink, it comes as a devastating blow to learn of the apparent suicide of one of the United States’ most brilliant battleship-gun designers. The death becomes a media sensation, and the man’s grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father’s name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon sees that the clues point not to suicide, but to murder. As Bell notices more suspicious deaths among the nation’s sharpest technological minds, he begins to suspect the work of an elusive spy somehow connected to a top-secret project called Hull 44. But that is just the beginning. As the intrigue deepens, Bell will find himself pitted against German, Japanese, and British spies, in a mission that encompasses dreadnought battleships, Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet, Chinatown, Hell’s Kitchen, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Isaac Bell has certainly faced perilous situations before, but this time it is more than the future of his country that’s at stake—it’s the fate of the world.

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1625584717
Author: Olaudah Equiano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano Book Resume:

Olaudah Equiano was one of the most prominent people of African heritage involved in the British debate for the abolition of the slave trade. He wrote an autobiography that depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to abolish the slave trade through the Slave Trade Act of 1807. This is his story. I hope the reader will not think I have trespassed on his patience in introducing myself to him with some account of the manners and customs of my country. They had been implanted in me with great care, and made an impression on my mind, which time could not erase, and which all the adversity and variety of fortune I have since experienced served only to rivet and record; for, whether the love of one's country be real or imaginary, or a lesson of reason, or an instinct of nature, I still look back with pleasure on the first scenes of my life, though that pleasure has been for the most part mingled with sorrow. -Olaudah Equiano

Blood Legacy

Blood Legacy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0595237207
Author: Prudence Foster
Publisher: iUniverse
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IN THE HELLISH HEAT OF THE FLORIDA NIGHT, THEY SATE THEIR RAVENOUS HUNGER... He calls himself Count Ferencz Nadasdy, and his foreign manner and brooding ways are an impenetrable mystery to the townspeople of Fort McIntyre. Yet beautiful Angelique Gaudet is drawn to the stranger. His gifts of rare jewels entice her. His dark, searching eyes seem to probe, impale, invade her soul. And his urgent arms promise unearthly pleasure. But Angelique is in mortal danger. Police lieutenant Gil Spencer knows it. He has seen the carnage Nadasdy and his loathsome minions have left behind¡athe mutilation, the madness, the unspeakable horror. Now he must make Angelique believe. He must make her see the nightmare lurking beneath the dream. He must risk everything to save the woman he loves, before the ancient ones awaken the terrible secret buried deep within her heart... BLOOD LEGACY