Degrees of Darkness

The Complete Series
Author: Winter Austin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440590028
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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A world of dangerous secrets stand between Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau and professional barrel racer Cody Lewis as they explore a love that could last through the ages - or destroy everyone around them. Here is their story in one spine-tingling collection: Relentless: Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his past, Remy LeBeau must take the ultimate risk to catch a serial killer. But it could cost him everything - including Cody's life. Retribution: The homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer puts Remy on a collision course with a professional assassin from his past. Revenge: Remy disappears into the New Orleans alleys as he closes in on the nameless faces who have controlled his life for too long, but his quest to save himself and those closest to him puts Cody in grave danger. Reckoning: The honeymoon is over for Cody and Remy as Cody's darkest secret haunts her, threatening to destroy their marriage. Death will have a reckoning, and it could mean the end of everything they've loved. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Degrees of Darkness

A Julia Elliot Novel
Author: Lori Thompson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541142107
Category:
Page: 320
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Visions of the future. A dark family secret. A beloved uncle seduced by evil ... Julia Elliot is a nurse practitioner working in a busy trauma room. She is good at her job and well respected by her colleagues-but she harbors a secret. One which has made her an outcast all of her life. Now able to suppress the visions of the future that have tormented her for as long as she can remember, she is living life on her terms-that is, until the fragility of her "normal life" is shattered when a vision breaches her defenses and sends her running back home to Savannah, Georgia. Once home, Julia learns the truth about her family: a genetic anomaly has woven its way through the generations ... a gene that allows Julia to travel through time. But she is not the only living family member who has inherited this ability-her Great Uncle Eli has been using it to commit crimes under the cover of the Civil War in order to make himself more wealthy and powerful in the present. As the only other person in her family with the ability to time travel, it falls to Julia to stop Eli. Forced to travel to 1862, Julia must finally embrace her visions and learn to use them to escape with her life and reclaim her future. Julia's plan to slip in and out of time to stop Eli without anyone being the wiser is shattered when she meets Confederate Captain Reave Montgomery. Julia finds herself equally attracted to and frustrated by Reave as his insistence on protecting her gets in the way of her hunt for Eli. As she investigates she discovers that Reave is doggedly hunting The Phantom, an elusive criminal mastermind, and Julia realizes their quests may be connected. Despite her ability to see the future, Julia is not prepared for the effect Reave has on her or the connection she feels to the Savannah of the past. She feels a sense of belonging for the first time in her life, to the city and to the man. How will she leave them if she is able to stop Eli and the time comes to return to her present?

Degrees of Darkness


Author: TONY J. FORDER
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912175581
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Page: N.A
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Pre-teen girls are being abducted from their homes and their families murdered. When Frank Rogers, once a DI with the Met and now running his own debt collection agency, is told that his own daughter is missing, his son murdered, he naturally wants to become involved with the case. Soon Frank's face is all over the news. In an unexpected turn of events, the killer contacts the police and says he is willing to talk, but only to Frank. When the body of the first abducted girl is discovered, Frank realises it is a race against time to save his daughter. In order to solve the case, Frank must work out how the killer is picking his victims. But how do you catch a murderer who is hiding in plain sight? And can Frank unravel the mystery, when he has so much to lose?

Degrees of Darkness


Author: Tony Forder
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540603944
Category:
Page: 410
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A serial killer thriller that will have you hooked. When ex-detective Frank Rogers discovers his daughter has been abducted by a serial killer, he realises he is in a race against time to prevent her from becoming the man's next murder victim. What he doesn't know is that there is so much more to it than that. As the bodies of previous victims are left for Frank and the investigating team, they come to understand why the girls were taken, what they endured, and that time is running out far more quickly than they could possibly have imagined. If you buy only one cime thriller this winter, make it this one.

Reckoning

Book 4 in the Degrees of Darkness Series
Author: Winter Austin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440564507
Category: Fiction
Page: 254
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The honeymoon is over for Cody and Remy LeBeau. And Cody’s darkest secret haunts her, threatening to destroy their marriage. The brutal murder of a former judge sets in motion a domino effect of killings that all point back to Cody and her father. She suspects her father is hiding something sinister from her and Remy. But the closer she tries to get to her husband, the more she feels Remy drifting away from her, taken by his job and his stubborn instance that she’s not trusting him enough. Then her ex-boyfriend sends her a warning note, and with her world spinning out of control, Cody turns to the only man she does trust to help her and protect Remy. Her actions produce a result she’s not prepared to handle. Remy watches as his once happy marriage is pulled apart brick by brick. With threats closing in all sides, he’s forced to resort to his cold, secretive style that has kept him alive. If he’s to have any chance at succeeding, he must rely on the assistance of the last person on earth he wants to reach out to, even if the result continues to push Cody away. Death will have a reckoning, and for Cody and Remy it could mean the end of everything they’ve loved. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

The Archaeology of Darkness


Author: Marion Dowd,Robert Hensey
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1785701924
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Through time people have lived with darkness. Archaeology shows us that over the whole human journey people have sought out dark places, for burials, for votive deposition and sometimes for retreat or religious ritual away from the wider community. Thirteen papers explore Palaeolithic use of deep caves in Europe and the orientation of mortuary monuments in the Neolithic and Bronze Age. It examines how the senses are affected in caves and monuments that were used for ritual activities, from Bronze Age miners in Wales working in dangerous subterranean settings, to initiands in Italian caves, to a modern caver’s experience of spending time in the one of the world’s deepest caves in Russia. We see how darkness was and is viewed at northern latitudes where parts of the year are spent in eternal night, and in Easter Island where darkness provided communal refuge from the pervasive sun. We know that spending extended periods in darkness and silence can affect one physically, emotionally and spiritually. How did interactions between people and darkness affect individuals in the past and how were regarded by their communities? And how did this interaction transform places in the landscape? As the ever-increasing electrification of the planet steadily minimizes the amount of darkness in our lives, curiously, darkness is coming more into focus. This first collection of papers on the subject begins a conversation about the role of darkness in human experience through time.

Pure Gold from the Words of Sayyidī ʻAbd Al-ʻAzīz Al-Dabbāgh


Author: Aḥmad ibn al-Mubārak Sijilmāsī
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004164154
Category: Religion
Page: 993
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Around 1720 in Fez A mad b. al-Mub rak al-Lama , a religious scholar, wrote down the words and teachings of the Sufi master Abd al- Az z al-Dabb gh. Al-Dabb gh shunned religious studies but, having reached illumination and met with the Prophet Mu ammad, he was able to explain any obscurities in the Qur n, ad ths and sayings of earlier Sufis. The resulting book, known as the Ibr z, describes how al-Dabb gh attained illumination and access to the Prophet, as well as his teachings about the Council of the godly that regulates the world, relations between master and disciple, the darkness in men s bodies, Adam s creation, Barzakh, Paradise and Hell, and much more besides.This encyclopaedia of Sufism with its many teaching stories and illustrations provides a window onto social life and religious ideasin Fez a generation or so before powerful outside forces began to play a role in the radical transformation of Morocco.

Vagueness


Author: Timothy Williamson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134770170
Category: Philosophy
Page: 344
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If you keep removing single grains of sand from a heap, when is it no longer a heap? From discussions of the heap paradox in classical Greece, to modern formal approaches like fuzzy logic, Timothy Williamson traces the history of the problem of vagueness. He argues that standard logic and formal semantics apply even to vague languages and defends the controversial, realist view that vagueness is a form of ignorance - there really is a grain of sand whose removal turns a heap into a non-heap, but we can never know exactly which one it is.

Retribution

Book 2 of the Degrees of Darkness series
Author: Winter Austin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440564469
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
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Called to the homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer, Detective Remy LeBeau stares at a scene that drags him back into his past. To another murdered lawyer in New Orleans. A case that put Remy on a collision course with death. Cody Lewis struggles with the horrific memories of her kidnapping and the need to numb the pain. The battle she puts up causes her to avoid Remy and their undetermined relationship. But the flashbacks and nightmares are proving more potent than Cody thought and she's having a harder time resisting the cravings for alcohol. As the case takes a turn in revealing a professional assassin is behind the death, Remy begins to make decisions that could cost him his job and Cody. Because the deeper he sinks, the closer the enemies of his past come to finding him. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

The Evidences of Christianity


Author: Archibald Alexander,Richard Watson,Soame Jenyns,Charles Leslie,William Paley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Apologetics
Page: N.A
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AIC 2004 Color and Paints, Interim Meeting of the International Color Association, Proceedings


Author: various authors,Jose Luis Caivano,editor
Publisher: Jose Luis Caivano
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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AIC 2004 Color and Paints, Proceedings, Interim Meeting of the International Color Association


Author: N.A
Publisher: Jose Luis Caivano
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Scripture Account of the Eternal Rewards Or Punishments of All that Hear of the Gospel Without an Immortality Necessarily Resulting from the Nature of the Souls Themselves that are Concerned in Those Rewards Or Punishments

Wherein the Testimonies Also of S. Ireneus and Tertullian are Occasionally Considered
Author: Henry Dodwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Future life
Page: 293
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First Kill Your Family

Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army
Author: Peter H. Eichstaedt
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556527993
Category: History
Page: 300
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Describes the experiences of children kidnapped into service for the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, in which boys are required to complete brutal initiations--murdering their parents, friends, and relatives--and girls are forced into sexual slavery and labor.

The Dark Places of Education

With a Collection of Seventy-eight Reports of School Experiences
Author: Willi Schohaus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415697670
Category: Education
Page: 352
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The book is divided into two parts. The first forms a survey of the inadequacies of the Swiss school system in the early twentieth century (but the issues it discusses were universal ones which were just as prevalent in the English school system of that time). The second part of the book is a collection of testimonies from former pupils on the worst aspects of their schooling. With reference to the ideals of Pestalozzi the author proposes ways in which to find constructive solutions to the problems of harsh teachers, schools and de-motivated pupils.

The Tequila Diaries

Organ Donor
Author: Jamie Horwath
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481712217
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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Organ Donor is the first short story from the collection, The Tequila Diaries. This work is a horror short focusing around the characters Creek and Jennifer. The young couple is about to have their lives changed in the blink of an eye. Join the two junkies on a descent into blackness and find out exactly why people never investigate what they see out of the corner of their eye.

Impressionistic Imagery of Light and Darkness in André Gide's Early Works


Author: Harlan Richard Patton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 364
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Silent Ripples

Parables for the Soul
Author: Janaka
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595130704
Category: Religion
Page: 108
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Throughout the ages, all over the world, stories have been used to inspire, to guide and to awaken humanity in our quest to rediscover our Divinity. In a style similar to Kahlil Gibran, Silent Ripples: Parables for the Soul, is a collection of 23 parables to remind the reader of our Absolute, Unchanging, Divine Self. Greatly inspired by A Course in Miracles, the tarot and the sage Ramana Maharshi, these stories were written while the author was on his world travels. The parables are eclectic in nature, incorporating a multiple of archetypes for people of different backgrounds and upon different paths. Like the tarot, which is a collection of images representing qualities the soul must develop on her way to Self-awareness, these parables represent such qualities as well. Some stories may seem contradictory to other ones, but they are actually only another viewpoint of the indefinable Truth of existence.

The Collector’s Book of Fluorescent Minerals


Author: Manuel A. Robbins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475747926
Category: Science
Page: 289
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Over the last several decades, the number of people who are actively involved in the hobby or science of mineral collecting has grown at an increasing pace. In response to the growing demand for informa tion which this large and active group has created, a number of books have been published dealing with mineralogy. As a result, the reader now has a choice among mineral locality guides, field handbooks, photo collections, or books dedicated to the systematic description of minerals. However, as interest in mineralogy has grown, as collectors have become increasingly knowledgeable and aware of mineralogy in its many facets, the need for more specialized information has also grown. Nowhere is this need greater than in the subject of the fluorescence of minerals. The number of collectors who now main tain a fluorescent collection is substantial, interest is constantly increasing, and manufacturers have recently responded by the intro duction of new ultraviolet equipment with major improvements in utility and performance. Yet when the collector searches for any information on this subject, little will be found. He or she will seek in vain for the answers to questions which present themselves as in terest in fluorescent minerals grows and matures. Which minerals fluoresce? Where are fluorescent minerals found? What makes a mineral fluoresce? Why does ultraviolet light produce fluorescence? What is an activator, and how does it contribute to fluorescence? On these matters, the available mineralogy books are largely silent.

Policing Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption

Exploring the Role of Communication Interception Technology
Author: M. Congram,P. Bell,Mark Lauchs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137333790
Category: Social Science
Page: 141
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Examining the role of communication interception technology (CIT) in the investigation of transnational organised crime, the authors demonstrate that a proactive intelligence-led policing framework and a re-evaluation of the constraints of CIT are required to combat the international issue of corruption.