Danny Mercer plans a well-thought-out heist to rip off a large amount of cocaine from Never Moore, one of the biggest, baddest drug dealers in the state of Kansas. The tables turn, however, when Danny''s cohorts, all playing leading roles in the conspiracy, decide they want a bigger cut of the profits and turn the heist into a dangerous game of keep away. All hell breaks loose and sex, drugs and general mayhem are the order of the day as a cast of gritty, all too believable characters run wild in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The game is deadly and the rules are simple. To put it simply... the winner is the last one standing.
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Author: Charles Mashburn
Charlie McKelvey goes to his northern hometown to find that the big city isn’t the only place with big problems. Retired Toronto detective Charlie McKelvey runs from a cancer diagnosis and the violent memories of the big city and retreats to his hometown. A small declining mining centre, Ste. Bernadette offers McKelvey a chance to resolve old family issues, including his father’s involvement in a deadly wildcat strike in the late 1950s. When the local police force enlists his help in tracing an upswing in youth violence and vandalism, McKelvey stumbles into the hornets’ nest of a crystal-meth industry. The timing couldn’t be worse for the town to expose its drug problem to the world: the mayor is hoping a new transmission line will be built through the town, bringing power-line jobs and construction dollars; the police chief is trying to close a deal to truck Detroit’s garbage to a local site as well as vie for the mayor’s job; and a sleazy businessman is attempting to buy up the town’s land to open a casino and resort. Despite searches and seizures, the flow of drugs continues, leading McKelvey to suspect a local is manufacturing the drug. The Devil’s Dust holds a magnifying glass to the current decline of rural life, the scourge of meth, and what happens when an entire town loses faith.
Chief— Remember, ashes to ashes and dust to dust! Let's see this through to the end. Come on down to Motown to celebrate. Tony There are two tickets to ... McKelvey nods. “Where's Gallagher? I thought the plan was you The Devil's Dust 197.
Author: C.B. Forrest
The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin. It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes. The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. Upon investigating, the companions discover that the lodger, a civil servant recently returned from India, was living in almost complete seclusion, and that his last act was to scrawl a mysterious message on a scrap of paper. The riddles pile up as aged big game hunter Allan Quatermain is spotted at the scene of the crime when Holmes and Watson investigate. The famous man of mind and the legendary man of action will make an unlikely team in a case of corruption, revenge, and what can only be described as magic...
DEVIL'S. DUST. Our footsteps had led us to the banks of the Serpentine. Around us, the park bustled. A pair of nannies pushed perambulators side by side, gossiping. A young boy in knickerbockers and a sailor hat scampered across the ...
Author: James Lovegrove
Publisher: Titan Books
Tis all pepper , garlic , staragen , salt , and DEVIL'S DUNG . 1804. C. K. SHARPE , in Correspondence ( 1888 ) , i . 203. I devoured loads of DEVIL'S DUNG rounded into pills . DEVIL'S - DUST , subs . ( trade ) .
Author: John Stephen Farmer
Category: English language
The history of modern-day old clothes recycling begins with a thing called shoddy. Starting in the early 1800s, shoddy was the name given to a new material made from reclaimed wool, and to one of the earliest forms of industrial recycling. Old rags and leftover fabric clippings were ground to bits by a machine known as “the devil” and then re-used. Usually undisclosed, shoddy–also known as reworked wool–became suit jackets, army blankets, mattress stuffing, and much more. Shoddy is the afterlife of rags. And Shoddy, the book, reveals hidden worlds of textile intrigue. In Shoddy: From Devil’s Dust to the Renaissance of Rags, Hanna Rose Shell takes readers on a journey to discover shoddy, from Haiti to the “shoddy towns” of West Yorkshire in England, to the United States, back in time to the British cholera epidemics and the American Civil War, and into agricultural fields, textile labs, and rag-shredding factories. Shell’s narrative is both literary and historical, drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, from court cases to military uniforms, mattress labels to medical textbooks, political cartoons to high art. Shoddy moves between genres, bringing richly drawn characters and unexpected objects to life. Along the way, shoddy becomes equally an evocative object and a portal into another world. Almost since the time it first appeared, shoddy was both ubiquitous and controversial. In part because it was often so hard to detect, it was inherently suspicious. Public health experts worried about sanitation and disease—how could old clothes be disinfected? As well, the idea of wearing someone else’s old clothes so close to your own skin was discomforting in and of itself. Could you sleep peacefully knowing that your mattress was very likely to be stuffed with dead soldiers’ overcoats? The use of the term “virgin” wool, the idea of virginity in relation to clothes, in fact emerged as an effort by the wool industry to counter shoddy’s appeal: to make shoddy seem shoddy. Over time, shoddy would capture a host of personal, ethical, commercial, and societal failings. And yet, there was always, within shoddy, the alluring concept of regeneration, of what we today think of as conscious clothing, eco-fashion, sustainable textiles. Shell exposes an interwoven tale of industrial espionage, political infighting, scientific inquiry, ethnic prejudices, and war profiteering. Discarded clothes may make many journeys over the course of several lifetimes. Not only in your garments, but under your rug, in your mattress pads, piano blankets, in the peculiar confetti-like stuffing in your mailing envelopes, even in the insulation in your walls. Though it began with wool, over the past century the shredding “devil” has turned to synthetics from nylon stockings to Kevlar. Shoddy is likely connected to something you are wearing right now. After reading, you will never use the word shoddy or think about your clothes, the environment, sustainability, or the intermingled world around you the same way again.
Usually undisclosed, shoddy–also known as reworked wool–became suit jackets, army blankets, mattress stuffing, and much more. Shoddy is the afterlife of rags. And Shoddy, the book, reveals hidden worlds of textile intrigue.
Author: Hanna Rose Shell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The writer of the letter farther stated , that this dust made from diseased rags was so detested by the manufacturing operatives that they called it devil's dust , and by the name of devil's dust it is accordingly known .
Author: William Nassau Molesworth
Category: Great Britain
He rides circuit with the devil , and DERRICK must be his host , and Tyborne the inn at which he will light . ... Devil's dust , a term used in the manufacturing districts of Yorkshire to denote shreds of old cloth torn up to re ...
Author: John Camden Hotten
Devil's Dust . Old rags torn up by a machine called the " devil , " and made into shoddy by gum and pressure . Mr. Ferrand brought the subject before Parliament , March 4th , 1842. It is so called . from the dishonesty and falsehood ...
Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Of course , as the name “ devil's dust " had really been applied to the dust removed from the raw cotton by ... vulgarly called the " devil , ” these assertions had little lasting weight or influence among people acquainted with the ...
Author: Thomas Archer
Category: Great Britain