My name is Marko Santana and I have been killed many times.You see, each time I am killed, my mind jumps into the killer’s body and I take over. It’s weird but simple: if someone kills me, I get their body.So does that make me the ultimate crime-fighter? Maybe a cool body-snatcher kind of guy? Or nothing but a freakin’ brain parasite? Personally, I prefer to think of myself as the ultimate survivor—with a serious personality disorder.I am not your father’s punch and run superhero. I am a problem in motion—and for better or worse, I am on the road to being seriously mental.Join me on my quest for purpose and sanity as I journey through life in other people’s bodies. For these are the chronicles of one who feeds on killers—my killers. These are the chronicles of Marko Santana.Born in Texas. Died all over.I, Target is a 5-part series and each part must be read in order. I, Target (The Complete Series) is also available.Warning: I, Target contains no cool graphics. But it does have wry humor, adult language, and starting in part 2 it contains some humorous adult sexual situations. So don’t say you weren’t warned.
The international-bestselling Russian fantasy author continues the adventures of Sir Max, the lazy gumshoe of the enchanted city of Echo. The tales of Sir Max, who was a daydreaming loser before he discovered the parallel world of Echo, have become an international literary sensation. In the second novel of the Labyrinths of Echoes series, Max is still a hardened smoker, glutton, and all-around loafer. But once again, he finds himself travelling to an alternate universe where he must root out illegal magic as an agent of the Secret Investigative Force. This time, Sir Max is called upon to handle a peculiar political dispute, investigate strange happenings in the cemetery, and when Echo’s police captain is poisoned, he must lead a team of magicians in pursuit of magical outlaws. “Echo is a world of all sorts of plots, a sort of Krypton with tobacco and the counter-universe’s equivalent of vodka.” —Kirkus Reviews
For ten years Kal Hakala has been the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation's top man, the longest surviving agent in its bloodsoaked history. The World At Large has no idea that The World Under exists. And its vampires, demons, zombies, and mythic monsters are growing increasingly restless. In all Kal's time with the Bureau, there has been no case he couldn't crack, no monster he couldn't kill. Then a plague of zombies comes to Denver, along with a vicious serial killer dubbed The Organ Donor. A childhood encounter with a legendary monster has left Kal with an endless supply of rage and hatred for all things Supernatural. But now the target is on his forehead, and the UnDead don't die easy. The Bureau has a few aces of its owna few magicians, a cyberghost. Unfortunately Kal is a perennial loner ... And the World Under is wise to his tricks.
Cliff Lightman's computer whiz son, Sky, has disappeared after hacking into a police database to research an old unsolved murder case. Avery Kord, Sky's mentor and multi-billionaire boss, was implicated in the murder. Avery Kord wanted Sky to complete a top secret computer program that could derail a Congressional investigation into his company, and at the same time monopolize global software platforms for decades. Already carrying the guilt of his wife's suspicious death, Cliff searches from the Pacific Northwest to the Florida Gulf Coast for his son. The increasingly dark trail leads through the technology world with several murdered programmers along the way. Ensnared in a tangled web of high-tech deceit, Cliff finds help from an unexpected source, a digital version of his wife that Sky planted deep in his computer's operating system.
Charlaine Harris delivers the 10th novel in her #1 New York Times best-selling Sookie Stackhouse series, which has been adapted into the smash hit television program True Blood. Finally settled with Viking vampire Eric, Sookie finds normalcy just as chaos surrounds her. Sookie’s former lover Bill, her boss Sam, and even Eric are struggling with family problems. Then things get really interesting when the werewolves tell Sookie an ominous presence is lurking. After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry...
Be the Light takes readers to a magical place where secrets are revealed and questions answered – like “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose?” “How can I live an inspiring life?” Travel along to the Kingdom of the Light with Dr. Karen Campten who asks these age-old questions and uncovers glimpses of meaning in forgotten music, a light-filled bouquet of flowers, and the company of her oldest friends, her beloved cousin, and the grandchildren of the next generation.Liz Crisostomo offers a compelling and inspiring story where each seeker and reader will no doubt recognize something of themselves in Karen, Brian, Lola, Trevor, Shasha, their friends and family who are woven throughout her story. You will be moved by their strength and courage, stirred by their laughter, and become sympathetic to their pain and sadness.By getting to know the characters Liz has so lovingly created, you will begin to understand why you have the talents you have, where they’ve come from, and why you were blessed with these particular gifts.
"Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest" is a narration of his life story by Abel, a Venezuelan, to a comrade. Once a wealthy young man, he meddled in politics to the extent of provoking a revolution... which failed.
Escaping into the tropical forests of Guyana Abel takes up gold hunting, then journal-writing, and fails at both. Now with no aim for his life, he drifts until he takes up residence with a remote Indian tribe. Soon he learns of a wood the Indians avoid, as it is inhabited by a dangerous Daughter of the Didi, who, they say, slew one of them with magic. The fellow was in fact hit with a poisoned dart by accident, but his dying belief that she had caught the dart and hurled it at him survived him.
Intrigued, Abel visits the wood repeatedly, and eventually encounters Rima. She indeed is something magical. She seems to have a pact with nature: animals don't molest her, she speaks in a melodious birdsong (as well as Spanish), and she even makes her garments of spider silk. When Abel is bitten by a venomous snake that acts protective of her, she and her "grandfather" Nuflo nurse Abel back to health.
Both Abel and Rima are wonderments to each other, someone unlike any other person they have ever encountered. They fall in love, a love that is stymied by Rima's inability to understand the feelings Abel creates in her. On a long trek to discover Rima's origins, they find that her unique people no longer exist, but they finally confront the magnetism that is drawing them together. Finally they find joy, and make plans... until Rima is murdered by the Indians.
And then it is time for vengeance! (Summary by Mark F. Smith)
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