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Deception Point

By Dan Brown
  • Book ID : 0743475437
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 538
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: deception-point.pdf

Book Summary:

Heralded for masterfully intermingling science, history, and politics in his critically acclaimed thrillers The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown has crafted another pulse-pounding novel in which nothing is as it seems -- and behind every corner is a stunning surprise. A shocking scientific discovery. A conspiracy of staggering brilliance. A thriller unlike any you've ever read.... When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory -- a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery -- a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the President, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

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  • File Pdf: blind-edge.pdf

Book Summary:

What if the one person you can't trust...is yourself? US Army Detective Regan Chase spent years lying for her country. Until she was caught. Her reputation as the military's premier undercover chameleon in tatters, Regan's been shunted to a Stateside post and reassigned to the grunt work of Army CID—investigations. First up, the brutal stabbing of a soldier's wife. Instead of the domestic homicide she expects, Regan confronts the first in a series of murders and suicides brought on by the violent hallucinations plaguing a twelve-man Special Forces A-Team just back from Afghanistan. A team led by the very soldier responsible for the decimation of her undercover career. As the murders and suicides mount, Regan clashes with an unforgiving, uncooperative and dangerously secretive John Garrison—and an even more secretive US Army. The Army knows she and John have history. So why hasn't she been reassigned? Someone wants Regan on the case. But they also want her off her game. They’re depending on it. Why else is she being followed? What happened in that Afghan cave? Why is the Army willing to risk an entire Special Forces team to keep it secret? Regan won't stop until she finds out. But by then, it may be too late. Another name may have already been added to that growing list of victims. Her own. *Blind Edge is a 2021 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist for Best Thriller. Written by a former US Navy Lt., Blind Edge is a full-length novel and Book 2 in the pulse-pounding Deception Point Military Thriller Series. Please note: graphic crime scenes, the occasional sex scene and cursing abound throughout this series! If you're faint of heart, you may want to turn back now. But if you're not & you like strong, female protagonists and seriously gritty, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End, you'll love this 118,000-word installment in Candace Irving's military detective thriller series. Grab your copy of Blind Edge today and find out how what happens to US Army Detective Regan Chase in the riveting Deception Point Series.

In the Name Of

By Candace Irving
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blind Edge Press
  • Isbn : 1952413265
  • Pages : 402
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 996
  • File Pdf: in-the-name-of.pdf

Book Summary:

He'll do anything for his country...even murder. Former Army detective Kate Holland finally remembers what happened during her eleven hours as a POW in Afghanistan. She wishes she didn't. Her PTSD raging, Kate's ready to turn in her badge with the Braxton PD, but she can't. The wife of a Muslim US Army soldier has been found stabbed and left to burn in a field, and Kate's boss has turned to her. Again. Kate suspects an honor killing...until the wife of another soldier is found in the next town over, also stabbed and burned. When a third military wife is murdered, Kate uncovers a connection to a local doctor. But the doc is not all she appears to be. Worse, Kate's nightmares and her case have begun to clash. The fallout is deadly as Kate's lured back to where it all began. This time, she might not make it home. Written by a former US Navy Lt., In the Name Of is Book 2 in the Hidden Valor Military Psychological Suspense Series and features Ruger—Kate's 3 yr old German Shepherd. Graphic crime scenes abound throughout the Hidden Valor books. If you like strong, female protagonists and seriously gritty, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End—you'll love this latest installment in Candace Irving's military mystery/suspense series featuring Braxton Police Deputy Kate Holland and her self-appointed therapy dog.

The Unauthorized Dan Brown Companion

By John Helfers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Isbn : 0806535806
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 404
  • File Pdf: the-unauthorized-dan-brown-companion.pdf

Book Summary:

The definitive truth within Dan Brown's fantastic fiction—revealed at last. With millions of copies of his books in print, a major motion picture based on The Da Vinci Code in theaters, and religious leaders everywhere launching scathing attacks on his work, Dan Brown is, quite simply, a phenomenon. His novels, intricate mosaics combining well-researched facts with action-packed storytelling, have created their own industry of location tours, seminars—even PBS specials. But perhaps the one thing that still keeps his readers guessing is that nagging question: How much of this is true? The Unauthorized Dan Brown Companion tells all. Unlike the avalanche of books specifically about The Da Vinci Code , The Unauthorized Dan Brown Companion covers all of Dan Brown's books and, crucially, has no religious agenda or political axe to grind—these are the facts. • Could there actually be an unbreakable code that would cripple US intelligence, as in Digital Fortress? • How much truth lies in The Da Vinci Code's history-altering propositions that have so angered the Vatican? • Are the Illuminati from Angels and Demons really alive and well? The answers are here, covering every picture, place, proper name, and historical event through all of Brown's books, explaining what's absolutely true, possible, improbable, or completely fictitious. One of Dan Brown's greatest accomplishments as a writer is his uncanny ability to blur the line between fact and fiction. Now, with The Unauthorized Dan Brown Companion, readers will at last have all of the information to distinguish for themselves between the inventions of a master storyteller and the historical revelations of a first-rate investigator. John Helfers is a full-time writer and editor currently living on Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is the co-editor of The Valdemar Companion, a guide to the work and life of fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey. Recent published books include two anthologies he edited, In the Shadow of Evil and Slipstreams. He has also written nonfiction, with his history of the United States Navy, The Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to the U.S. Navy, published in 2003.

Aimpoint

By Candace Irving
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blind Edge Press
  • Isbn : 1952413060
  • Pages : 188
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 904
  • File Pdf: aimpoint.pdf

Book Summary:

How far would you go to stop a terrorist? US Army CID Special Agent Regan Chase thought she knew the answer--until her target changed and her case blew up in her face. "Your suspect is Special Forces." The tip is from a Stateside colleague. With it comes the chilling reality: Regan's latest mission just might be her last. Has one of the Army's elite soldiers turned terrorist? It's happened before--with deadly results. Not only is this soldier more lethal than most, he's a master at rigging bombs. Unfortunately, Regan's gun-shy commander won't let her tail the sergeant. Worse, her suspect has refused to take the bait--her. Regan has one option left. She'll have to maintain her cover and get close to the sergeant's roommate, deliberately using their budding relationship to zero in on her target. But John Garrison is hiding something too. Has the war-weary Green Beret captain been turned as well? As the investigation deepens, lines are crossed--personal and professional. Even if Regan succeeds in thwarting a horrific bombing on German soil, what will the fallout do to her career? Written by a former US Navy Lt., Aimpoint is a 44,000-word prequel and Book 1 in the Deception Point military detective thriller series. The main Deception Point books are significantly longer and carry a warning: graphic crime scenes, the occasional sex scene and cursing abound throughout this series! If you're faint of heart, you may want to turn back now. But if you're not & you like strong, female protagonists and seriously gritty, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End, you'll love Candace Irving's military detective thriller series. Grab your copy of Aimpoint today and find out how the exciting US Army Detective Regan Chase series begins.

Chokepoint

By Candace Irving
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blind Edge Press
  • Isbn : 1952413354
  • Pages : 430
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 913
  • File Pdf: chokepoint.pdf

Book Summary:

They called him a hero. They were wrong. Mira Ellis began her career with the US Navy's elite nuclear power program, until a classified laptop went missing and Mira was left holding the empty bag. Now a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Mira's past collides with her present when a captain is brutally murdered. As Mira follows the killer to a ship hijacked at sea, the ties to her past multiply—along with terrifying implications for the country's future safety…and her own. Mira doesn’t know who to trust—including her new partner. A former Navy SEAL of Saudi descent, Sam Riyad has countless combat tours under his belt and even more medals jammed into his chest. But Riyad lied to an Army investigator during a recent terror case, and he deliberately undermined the critical mission of a Special Forces major—several times. Whose side is Riyad really on? Mira needs an answer. The fate of the US Fleet—and the world—depends on it. Written by a former US Navy Lt., Chokepoint is Book 3 in the pulse-pounding Deception Point military detective series. If you like strong, female protagonists with gripping, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End, you'll love this full-length installment in Candace Irving's military thriller series. Grab your copy of Chokepoint today and find out how what happens to NCIS Special Agent Mira Ellis in this exciting installment of the Deception Point military thriller series.

The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing

By Rafael A. Calvo,Sidney D'Mello,Jonathan Gratch,Arvid Kappas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199942242
  • Pages : 752
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 517
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-handbook-of-affective-computing.pdf

Book Summary:

Affective Computing is a growing multidisciplinary field encompassing computer science, engineering, psychology, education, neuroscience, and many other disciplines. It explores how affective factors influence interactions between humans and technology, how affect sensing and affect generation techniques can inform our understanding of human affect, and on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems that intricately involve affect at their core. The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing will help both new and experienced researchers identify trends, concepts, methodologies, and applications in this burgeouning field. The volume features 41 chapters divided into five main sections: history and theory, detection, generation, methodologies, and applications. Section One begins with a look at the makings of AC and a historical review of the science of emotion. Chapters discuss the theoretical underpinnings of AC from an interdisciplinary perspective involving the affective, cognitive, social, media, and brain sciences. Section Two focuses on affect detection or affect recognition, which is one of the most commonly investigated areas in AC. Section Three examines aspects of affect generation including the synthesis of emotion and its expression via facial features, speech, postures and gestures. Cultural issues in affect generation are also discussed. Section Four features chapters on methodological issues in AC research, including data collection techniques, multimodal affect databases, emotion representation formats, crowdsourcing techniques, machine learning approaches, affect elicitation techniques, useful AC tools, and ethical issues in AC. Finally, Section Five highlights existing and future applications of AC in domains such as formal and informal learning, games, robotics, virtual reality, autism research, healthcare, cyberpsychology, music, deception, reflective writing, and cyberpsychology. With chapters authored by world leaders in each area, The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing is suitable for use as a textbook in undergraduate or graduate courses in AC, and will serve as a valuable resource for students, researchers, and practitioners across the globe.

Advances in Forensic Taphonomy

By William D. Haglund,Marcella H. Sorg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1420058355
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 307
  • File Pdf: advances-in-forensic-taphonomy.pdf

Book Summary:

The taphonomic approach within paleontology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology continues to produce advances in understanding postmortem biochemical and morphological transformations. Conversely, advances in understanding the early and intermediate postmortem period generated in the forensic realm can and should be brought to the attention of scientists who study the historic and prehistoric past. Building on the success of Forensic Taphonomy: The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives presents new and updated techniques. It expands the taphonomic focus on biogeographic context and microenvironments and integrates further the theoretical and methodological links with archaeology and paleontology. Topics covered include: Microenvironmental variation and decomposition in different environments Taphonomic interpretation of water deaths Mass graves, mass fatalities and war crimes, archaeological and forensic approaches Updates in geochemical and entomological analysis Interpretation of burned human remains Discrimination of trauma from postmortem change Taphonomic applications at the scene and in the lab This comprehensive text takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding taphonomic modifications. Liberally illustrated with photographs, maps, and other images, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives is a valuable source of information for postmortem death investigation.

Moon San Juan Islands

By Don Pitcher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moon Travel
  • Isbn : 1640498656
  • Pages : 340
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 182
  • File Pdf: moon-san-juan-islands.pdf

Book Summary:

'Island time' isn't just for the tropics: Escape to evergreen forests, pebbled shorelines, and the glittering sea with Moon San Juan Islands. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries like a 4-day best of the islands and a weeklong family camping trip, with coverage of gateway towns such as Anacortes, Whidbey Island, and Bellingham, plus nearby Seattle and Victoria Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Picnic on cliffs overlooking the ocean or paddleboard on a tranquil lake. Spot playful orcas and check out the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor. Visit local farms filled with fragrant lavender or fluffy alpaca and sip wine or cider at island vineyards. Savor the flavors of the Pacific Northwest at incredible farm-to-table restaurants, sample oysters fresh from the sea, or browse your way through quirky book stores and funky antique shops The best outdoor adventures: Go sea kayaking alongside whales or glide through glimmering nighttime waters during a bioluminescence tour. Set your sights on the islands' marine life, including killer whales, humpback whales, porpoises, and seals, during a whale-watching trip. Sail around the islands or fish for salmon, cod, and halibut. Take a forest hike, spot rare birds, or bike through rolling farm country and along the stunning shorelines Expert advice from former wilderness ranger Don Pitcher on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from romantic B&Bs to stunning campsites Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history With Moon's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the San Juan Islands your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Seeing more of The Evergreen State? Check out Moon Washington or Moon Seattle.

Marcia Muller and the Female Private Eye

By Alexander N. Howe,Christine A. Jackson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786480904
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 209
  • File Pdf: marcia-muller-and-the-female-private-eye.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1977, Marcia Muller invaded the all-male domain of detective literature and within a decade was established as the mother of the female hardboiled private eye. She is now the author of four detective series, including the critically acclaimed Sharon McCone series of more than two dozen novels. This collection critically assesses Marcia Muller’s writing and reevaluates current critical views on women’s detective fiction in general. In the first two of the book’s three sections, essays explore Muller’s engagement with modern and postmodern feminism, ethnicity, and the socially underprivileged. The third section focuses on one of Muller’s major themes, the trauma of history. Drawing from the feminist, historicist, mythic, psychoanalytic, and cultural approaches found in all three sections, the conclusion offers a panoramic perspective on Muller’s accomplishments.

Disturbed Consciousness

By Rocco J. Gennaro
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Isbn : 0262330229
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 958
  • File Pdf: disturbed-consciousness.pdf

Book Summary:

Essays defend, discuss, and critique specific theories of consciousness with respect to various psychopathologies. In Disturbed Consciousness, philosophers and other scholars examine various psychopathologies in light of specific philosophical theories of consciousness. The contributing authors—some of them discussing or defending their own theoretical work—consider not only how a theory of consciousness can account for a specific psychopathological condition but also how the characteristics of a psychopathology might challenge such a theory. Thus one essay defends the higher-order thought (HOT) theory of consciousness against the charge that it cannot account for somatoparaphrenia (a delusion in which one denies ownership of a limb). Another essay argues that various attempts to explain away such anomalies within subjective theories of consciousness fail. Other essays consider such topics as the application of a model of unified consciousness to cases of brain bisection and dissociative identity disorder; prefrontal and parietal underconnectivity in autism and other psychopathologies; self-deception and the self-model theory of subjectivity; schizophrenia and the vehicle theory of consciousness; and a shift in emphasis away from an internal (or brainbound) approach to psychopathology to an interactive one. Each essay offers a distinctive perspective from the intersection of philosophy, consciousness research, and psychiatry. Contributors Alexandre Billon, Andrew Brook, Paula Droege, Rocco J. Gennaro, Philip Gerrans, William Hirstein, Jakob Hohwy, Uriah Kriegel, Timothy Lane, Thomas Metzinger, Erik Myin, Inez Myin-Germeys, Myrto Mylopoulos, Gerard O'Brien, Jon Opie, J. Kevin O'Regan, Iuliia Pliushch, Robert Van Gulick

Australia

By Peter Hinze
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Isbn : 9783886182169
  • Pages : 255
  • Category : Australia
  • Reads : 277
  • File Pdf: australia.pdf

Book Summary:

Archive of the All Things Australian website. Includes information on Australian and Tasmanian emblems.

Hiking Washington's History

By Judy Bentley,Craig Romano
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Isbn : 0295748532
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 766
  • File Pdf: hiking-washington-s-history.pdf

Book Summary:

For thousands of years people have traveled across Washington’s spectacular terrain, establishing footpaths and roads to reach hunting grounds and coal mines high in the mountains, fishing sites and trade emporiums on the rivers, forests of old growth, and homesteads and towns on prairies. These traditional routes have been preserved in national parks, restored by cities and towns, salvaged from old railroad tracks, and opened to hikers by Indigenous communities. In this new, full-color edition of the first-ever hiking guide to the state’s historic trails, historian and hiker Judy Bentley teams up with veteran guidebook author Craig Romano to lead adventurers of all abilities along trails on the coast, over mountains, through national forests, across plateaus, and on the banks of the Columbia River. Features include: • 44 hikes, including 12 new additions • Full-color trail maps • A trails timeline that connects hikes to key events • Updated trail descriptions • Accounts from diaries, journals, and archives • Historical overviews of 8 regions of the state • Contemporary and historical photographs Bentley and Romano offer an essential boots-on-the ground history of some of the state’s most fascinating places.