The Blood-red Arab Flag

An Investigation Into Qasimi Piracy, 1797-1820
Author: Charles E. Davies
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
ISBN: 9780859895095
Category: History
Page: 453
View: 4915
During the years 1797-1820 the Qasimi Arabs or Qawasim, inhabitants of the present day United Arab Emirates, acquired an enduring reputation as ruthless pirates. Some of their victims flew the British flag, and thus their actions were to provide the initial stimulus and justification for 150 years of British involvement in the Gulf. Recently, however, it has been doubted whether the Qawasim were in fact pirates. In a scholarly but accessible account founded on contemporary sources, illustrated with testimonies of eye-witnesses and participants, this book sets out to decide this controversial question. By making use of valuable and hitherto untapped archival material, Charles Davies strongly evokes a flavour of life in the Gulf in this turbulent and formative period in the Gulf's history. This book represents the first in-depth investigation into this controversial subject. It is based on original research and and helps to explain why the Gulf is as it is today.

Turning Blood Red

The Fight for Life in Cooley's Anemia
Author: Arthur Bank
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812832475
Category: Medical
Page: 277
View: 2519
disorders, and heart disease. It also provides new insights which may lead to new therapies." --Book Jacket.

Blood Red

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460322479
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 5368
Vampires in America? Yes, they exist; Mark Davidson knows it. And what city is more likely to be stalked by them than New Orleans? But Lauren Crow doesn't believe in vampires. Not at first. She and her friends are spending a bachelorette weekend in the Big Easy—all fun and games until a fortune-teller predicts a gruesome death. And until Lauren meets Mark, whom she finds absolutely compelling…and quite possibly crazy. He prowls the city by night, searching out vampires. Mark is as drawn to Lauren as she is to him, and not just because she's the image of his murdered fiancée. His obsession with tracking down his lover's killer is part of a vendetta that goes even deeper than grief over his lost love. As Lauren wrestles with desire and disbelief, sinister shadows lengthen over New Orleans.Vampires. They're threatening Lauren and her friends. And they're about to end the city's truce between the living and the undead!

Blood Red Sphere

Author: Lawrence Barker
Publisher: Swimming Kangaroo Books
ISBN: 1934041718
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
View: 393
What is the Blood Red Sphere? Hamilton Helios, cactus juice addict, PTSD survivor and scavenger doesn't know, but everyone else on Mars seems to think he does. Why are Earth's central government, the break-away barons of the Oort Cloud, the native Martians, and more than a few sadistic criminals willing to kill for a nondescript sphere of red lacquer? Helios wishes he knew. Whatever the reason, secret agents, psychopathic religious fanatics, law enforcement officials, and wild Martians are all on his tail. To make matters worse, his business partner has been murdered, and Helios himself is under suspicion. Will Hamilton Helios learn the secret of the Blood Red Sphere before it plunges all of Mars, if not the whole solar system, into war? Or will he, like so many others before him, die for that secret?

Blood Red Sunset

A Memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Author: Bo Ma
Publisher: Penguin Mass Market
Category: History
Page: 371
View: 1876
In a startlingly vivid, strangely objective, personal narrative, Ma Bo, who was denounced as an "active counterrevolutionary" in 1968, opens a window on the Chinese psyche that no work of history can provide, telling a passionate tale of a humanity that survives against all odds--a tale of ideology and disillusionment that will speak to all readers.

Blood Red Road

Author: Moira Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442433396
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 464
View: 9388
The book that will “blow you away”** has a dazzling new look in paperback! Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba's world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back. Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba’s unrelenting search for Lugh stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization. Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetic writing style, and an epic love story—making Moira Young is one of the most exciting new voices in teen fiction.

Under a Blood Red Sky

Author: Richard A. Collins
Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd
ISBN: 9780755201549
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
View: 5128
The jihad began in El Reno, west of Oklahoma City. the country to its knees. suspect in the suspicious death of a Pakistani virologist during an international conference in San Francisco he is called upon by FBI Special Agent Angela Garcia to help trace the origin of the disease before it spreads out of control. And what is the connection to Mainland Chinese separatists? overcome personal loyalties to uncover the origin of the plague and stop it before it is too late.

Blood Red

(Writing as Anthony Morton)
Author: John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755145461
Category: Fiction
Page: 172
View: 3225
‘The Baron’ was selling a fabulous diamond ring known as the ‘Red Eye of Love’. The ring, however, was not wanted by its intended recipient. Could a sixth sense be at work, as the ring is surely associated with death? There is genuine mystery and a bloody mess for ‘The Baron’ to sort out with all of his usual panache and attention to detail.

Blood Red, Snow White

Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444001736
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 9324
The Russian Revolution. Fairy tale, spy thriller, love story. One man's life during the last days of the Romanovs, beautifully imagined by award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. Set in the rich and atmospheric landscape of Russia during the revolution that sent shockwaves around the world, this is the partly true story of Arthur Ransome - a writer accused of being a spy. Fictionalising history and blending it with one man's real life, Marcus Sedgwick expertly crafts this innovative and stimulating novel of three parts - a fairy tale full of wise and foolish kings, princesses, wishes and magic; a bleak and threatening spy thriller, and a love story . . .

Blood Red

Author: Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755353536
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 6738
Primavera Blackstone becomes the prime suspect in the second breathtaking novel in a brilliant new series by bestselling Scottish crime writer Quintin Jardine. Primavera is enjoying the quiet life in an idyllic village on the Catalan coast of Spain. The attractive single mother and eight-year-old Tom, son of the late and still lamented Oz Blackstone, are popular figures in the tiny community. But her close friendship with the parish priest has eyebrows rising and tongues wagging. Then a dispute explodes with a powerful councillor who refuses to allow the village wine fair to go ahead. When his body is found, head caved in, some ominous questions are asked...


Author: Ilze Berzins
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468587730
Category: Fiction
Page: 286
View: 2405
Based on a true-life Colby College sex scandal, The Blood Red Teardrop walks a fine line between fact, fiction, and fantasy. Izzie Pedersen is a writer. She writes because she must, not because she wants to. It’s a tough life: lots of drinking, two –hour days, money issues, and killers loitering around, determined to put an end to Izzie and the blockbuster she’s hard at work on. Moving to her new home in Waterville, Maine, with her husband Nick and dog Laachuk, Izzie becomes entangled in a sordid tale which threatens her life and the life of those she loves. Interspersed are her poignant memories of Paris, where she spent part of her youth, and flashbacks to Ottawa, which she doesn’t miss for a second. And hanging over her is the specter of a cunning killer who is determined to kill again. The Blood Red Teardrop, the latest thriller by prolific mystery writer Ilze Berzins, is an engaging, adventurous, and suspense-filled tale that you won’t be able to put down.

Blood Red

Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101637897
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 9055
The ninth novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines the fairy tale Red Riding Hood in a richly-detailed alternate Victorian world Rosamund is an Earth Master in the Schwarzwald, the ancient Black Forest of Germany. Since the age of ten, she has lived with her teacher, the Hunt Master and Earth Magician of the Schwarzwald Foresters, a man she calls “Papa.” Her adoptive Papa rescued her after her original Earth Master teacher, an old woman who lived alone in a small cottage in the forest, was brutally murdered by werewolves. Rosa herself barely escaped, and this terrifying incident molded the course of her future. For like her fellow Earth Masters of the Schwarzwald Lodge, Rosa is not a healer. Instead, her talents lead her on the more violent path of protection and defense— “cleansing” the Earth and protecting its gentle fae creatures from those evil beings who seek to do them harm. And so Rosa becomes the first woman Hunt Master and the scourge of evil creatures, with a deadly specialty in werewolves and all shape­shifters. While visiting with a Fire Master—a friend of her mentor from the Schwarzwald Lodge— Rosa meets a pair of Elemental Magicians from Hungary who have come looking for help. They suspect that there is a dark power responsible for a string of murders happening in the remote countryside of Transylvania, but they have no proof. Rosa agrees to help them, but there is a catch: one of the two men asking for aid is a hereditary werewolf. Rosa has been taught that there are three kinds of werewolves. There are those, like the one that had murdered her teacher, who transform themselves by use of dark magic, and also those who have been infected by the bite of these magical werewolves—these poor victims have no control over their transforma­tive powers. Yet, there is a third kind: those who have been born with the ability to trans­form at will. Some insist that certain of these hereditary werewolves are benign. But Rosa has never encountered a benign werewolf! Can she trust this Hungarian werewolf? Or is the Hunter destined to become the Hunted?

Blood Red Blues

A Harlem Noir Introducing Devil Barnett
Author: Teddy Hayes
Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.
ISBN: 1932112219
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 1084
CIA agent Devil Barnett's experience in "black ops" will come in handy when his father turns up dead in his favorite bar, the Be-Bop Tavern, and he is forced to return to Harlem to navigate the mean streets in search of the killer. Original.

Under the Blood-Red Sun

Author: Graham Salisbury
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 030754852X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
View: 957
Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in Japan, and came to America to escape poverty. World War II seems far away from Tomi and his friends, who are too busy playing ball on their eighth-grade team, the Rats. But then Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese, and the United States declares war on Japan. Japanese men are rounded up, and Tomi’s father and grandfather are arrested. It’s a terrifying time to be Japanese in America. But one thing doesn’t change: the loyalty of Tomi’s buddies, the Rats.

Blood Red River

Author: Petri Tuomela
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 6162220761
Category: Fiction
Page: 92
View: 6275
In a remote village in Northern Thailand a boy is run over by a truck just outside school. A local teacher, Sumaree, and her husband, Swedish Rex Roxenhed, engage in the case and start to investigate the company behind the heavy traffic. Meanwhile, the Police are preparing to strike against a local drug lord. Sumaree's attempt to look after her students safety suddenly coincide with the authorities fight on drugs. The resolution reaches its climax when an old love story unravels.Blood Red River is set in a Thailand far beyond the tourist resorts and is a story about family ties, poverty and the daily struggle for survival, but also about lifelong love.

Blood Red Snow

The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front
Author: Gunter Koschorrek
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1848325967
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 9049
Günter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on, storing them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was not until he was reunited with his daughter in America some forty years later that it came to light and became Blood Red Snow. The author’s excitement at the first encounter with the enemy in the Russian Steppe is obvious. Later, the horror and confusion of fighting in the streets of Stalingrad are brought to life by his descriptions of the others in his unit – their differing manners and techniques for dealing with the squalor and death. He is also posted to Romania and Italy, assignments he remembers fondly compared to his time on the Eastern Front. This book stands as a memorial to the huge numbers on both sides who did not survive and is, some six decades later, the fulfilment of a responsibility the author feels to honour the memory of those who perished.

Blood Red, White and Blue

A canine cozy mystery
Author: Kathleen Delaney
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780108737
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 7813
Santa Louisa’s Independence Day celebrations lead to a case of cold-blooded murder in the latest highly entertaining Mary McGill dog mystery. It’s the 4th July and the town celebrations have gone off without a hitch. Except for the body in the oak grove, shot in the back. The unfortunate victim was a visitor to the town. Mary McGill and her cocker spaniel Millie had seen him only that morning, staring in the window of Lowell’s Jewellery store, his German Shepherd, Ranger, at his side. Could the diamond and sapphire necklace which caught his attention have some connection with his untimely death? What brought him to Santa Louisa in the first place? Having agreed to look after Ranger temporarily, Mary is unwillingly drawn into the murder investigation. She never dreamed that her enquiries would lead her into serious danger ... and more murder.

Blood Red Dawn

Author: Karen E. Taylor
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758289235
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 719
A new beginning. . .or a bloody end? For reluctant vampires Deirdre Griffin and her lover, Mitch, the prospect of eternity is bearable--as long as they can spend it together. At their English seaside pub, The Black Rose, they charge tourists by the pint. . .of blood. But when Deirdre goes missing, everything is in peril of changing--most of all, Deirdre. For her blood is undergoing a strange metamorphosis, one that will leave her neither vampire nor human, but something entirely mysterious, and ultimately dead. Mitch knows only that whoever has taken her has also jeopardized his last link to humanity--their unborn child. But as he embarks on a desperate search, Deirdre faces an astonishing choice, one that will require she make use of her sharpest instincts, to the very last drop. . .

Blood Red Horse

Author: K M Grant
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141927666
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
View: 8329
Will longs to be a knight, like his older brother Gavin. Then he could ride a charger, fight bravely in the Crusades for King Richard, and win the heart of a fair maiden. All he needs is a horse. And when he chooses one, he chooses well - a small chestnut stallion with a blaze on its forehead. There's something different about Hosanna - but Will doesn't know how important Hosanna will be to him, to his family, even to Saladin. In the Holy Land, Will learns that being a knight is bloody, brutal and often terrifying. His father is killed, his brother desperately injured, and Will finds himself closer to his enemy than he ever expected - but his small chestnut horse teaches him what it really means to be brave, to be noble, and to be fair.

A Blood Red Rose for Sophia

Author: Lois Scott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595222412
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 2074
Prom night turns from happy to horror in this tale of teen tragedy.