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Taming The Alien

Author : Ken Bruen
ISBN : 9781453289006
Genre : Fiction
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Under assault by the criminal underworld, two cops strike back They call him the Alien. A petty hood with a habit of battering his enemies with a baseball bat, he earned his name for carrying out a hit while watching Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic—and sticking around to finish the film afterwards. The Alien’s latest target is Detective Sergeant Brant, an old-fashioned policeman whose easy brutality has won him no love on London’s south side. The Alien breaks into Brant’s flat, clobbers him with his Louisville slugger, and tortures him until he passes out. When Brant awakes, the Alien is gone, and the cop has a thirst for blood. With the help of his partner, the cancer-stricken Chief Inspector Roberts, Brant will lay waste to London. But when his vendetta leads to something more fearsome than a bat-wielding psychopath, he’ll wonder if perhaps he should have stayed on the floor.
Category: Fiction

The White Trilogy

Author : Ken Bruen
ISBN : 9789049982881
Genre : Fiction
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Two tough, aging cops take on London’s thugs, killers, and mobsters in Ken Bruen’s hard-as-nails White Trilogy At sixty-two, Chief Inspector Roberts is nearly too old to be a cop, but he makes up for his age with a ferocity that the younger detectives cannot match. After four decades on the force, he has a daughter who hates him, a wife who cheats, and a bank account that grows emptier every year. But on London’s darker streets, Roberts is a force to be reckoned with. With his partner, the gleefully brutal Detective Sergeant Brant, Roberts looks for every policeman’s dream: the White Arrest, a high-profile success that makes up for all their past failures. In A White Arrest, their target is a bat-wielding lunatic who knocks off drug dealers. In Taming the Alien, they hunt a mysterious hit man who earned his nickname by carrying out a hit while watching Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic. And in The McDead, Roberts and Brant set their sights on a cunning kingpin ruling London’s southeast side. Gripping and gritty, Ken Bruen’s White Trilogy is an unforgettable noir portrait of London’s seedy underworld.
Category: Fiction

Barbarian S Taming

Author : Ruby Dixon
ISBN : 153744073X
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As a newcomer to the alien tribe, I've struggled to find my place. It might be because I'm a tad headstrong at times. And yes, I might have thrown a few things at people's heads. But I had a good reason to pitch a fit - my shy sister was stolen away right under my nose. Of course, now she's back and mated. Everyone's happy...except me. I need...affection. Attention. Okay, I'm lonely. Really lonely. Strangely enough, the only person that I think understands what I'm going through is the same blue-skinned brute that stole my sister. It's wrong to hook up with him, even as a mindless fling. Except...I'm not so good with the whole 'rules' thing. And he's not so great with the 'fling' thing.

Taming The Sword

Author : Paul Barber
ISBN : 9781496925442
Genre : Fiction
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IN THIS BLOCKBUSTER NOVEL, READERS WILL RECOIL WHEN THEY SEE THE UNITED STATES BROUGHT TO ITS KNEESWHEN THEY SEE: ~~~DEATH GRIPPING AMERICA~~~ The threat hung over America for years, then it happens: terrorists explode an EMP nuclear weapon high over the United States. Gamma rays destroy the nations power grids and America goes dark. Those on life support die. Airliners crash, their flight control circuits fried. Home appliances fail. As production, transportation, and communication lines collapse, friends and neighbors fight over the dwindling supply of food, water, and medicine. Deaths soar and angry Americans demand a permanent end to terrorism. A high-risk mission is readied, then former CIA Agent Taylor Ramsey is summoned, the only person the President trusts to lead a perilous voyage back centuries in time, back to the very roots of terrorism; the only person the President knows, wholl give all for one last chance to serve his country.
Category: Fiction

The Taming Of The Text

Author : Willie Van Peer
ISBN : 9781134834631
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The contributors of this text, first published in 1988, provide a dynamic view of the social functioning of texts, taking account of linguistic, literary and cultural elements. They bring together innovative perspectives on literary analysis and theory, on pragmatics and discourse analysis, as well as on text linguistics and reception theory. Various text types are examined, and the editor introduces each chapter in order to draw them all together to make a fascinating and cohesive whole.
Category: Literary Criticism

Taming The Dragons Of Change

Author : Dick Stieglitz
ISBN : 9781424122226
Genre : Self-Help
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Hardworking men and women wrestle with the dragons of personal and professional change every day. Despite the highest standard of living in history, they feel burned by frustration, hassle and stress. Some important thing seems to be missing no matter how much they care, how hard they work, or how many possessions they own. Paradoxically, they have more and feel less satisfied. But what can they change? Must they abandon high-paying careers to enjoy family relationships, achieve personal happiness, and contribute to the community? Taming the Dragons of Change is written by the CEO of a high-tech company who evaluated his demanding career and busy lifestyle, discovered a few simple changes, and found joy, peace and security in a hectic world of rampant change. Taming the Dragons of Change is a practical book. It offers refreshing new tips that enable readers to simultaneously savor the career success theyve earned, and have the happiness and fulfillment they crave. The book is written in a format that fits conveniently into the frantic lives of career-focused people. It can be enjoyed in brief increments stolen from busy days. These golden nuggets will make readers laugh and cry, think and grow, as they learn how to experience both career success and personal happiness in an ever-changing world.
Category: Self-Help

Taming The West

Author : Darren Sechrist
ISBN : 0778741885
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In graphic novel format, details the history of the American West as early Americans came into contact with Native Americans and began to settle the land.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Taming Globalization

Author : Julian Ku
ISBN : 9780199930609
Genre : Law
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In 1997, a Mexican national named Jose Ernesto Medellin was sentenced to death for raping and murdering two teenage girls in Texas. In 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that he was entitled to appellate review of his sentence, since the arresting officers had not informed him of his right to seek assistance from the Mexican consulate prior to trial, as prescribed by a treaty ratified by Congress in 1963. In 2008, amid fierce controversy, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the international ruling had no weight. Medellin subsequently was executed. As Julian Ku and John Yoo show in Taming Globalization, the Medellin case only hints at the legal complications that will embroil American courts in the twenty-first century. Like Medellin, tens of millions of foreign citizens live in the United States; and like the International Court of Justice, dozens of international institutions cast a legal net across the globe, from border commissions to the World Trade Organization. Ku and Yoo argue that all this presents an unavoidable challenge to American constitutional law, particularly the separation of powers between the branches of federal government and between Washington and the states. To reconcile the demands of globalization with a traditional, formal constitutional structure, they write, we must re-conceptualize the Constitution, as Americans did in the early twentieth century, when faced with nationalization. They identify three "mediating devices" we must embrace: non-self-execution of treaties, recognition of the President's power to terminate international agreements and interpret international law, and a reliance on state implementation of international law and agreements. These devices will help us avoid constitutional difficulties while still gaining the benefits of international cooperation. Written by a leading advocate of executive power and a fellow Constitutional scholar, Taming Globalization promises to spark widespread debate.
Category: Law

The Magdalen Martyrs

Author : Ken Bruen
ISBN : 1429902353
Genre : Fiction
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Jack Taylor is walking the delicate edge of a sobriety he doesn't trust when his phone rings. He's in debt to a Galway tough named Bill Cassell, what the locals call a "hard man." Bill did Jack a big favor a while back; the trouble is, he never lets a favor go unreturned. Jack is amazed when Cassell simply asks him to track down a woman, now either dead or very old, who long ago helped his mother escape from the notorious Magdalen laundry, where young wayward girls were imprisoned and abused. Jack doesn't like the odds of finding the woman, but counts himself lucky that the task is at least on the right side of the law. Until he spends a few days spinning his wheels and is dragged in front of Cassell for a quick reminder of his priorities. Bill's goons do a little spinning of their own, playing a game of Russian roulette a little too close to the back of Jack's head. It's only blind luck and the mercy of a god he no longer trusts that land Jack back on the street rather than face down in a cellar with a bullet in his skull. He's got one chance to stay alive: find this woman. Unfortunately, he can't escape his own curiosity, and an unnerving hunch quickly turns into a solid fact: just who Jack's looking for, and why, aren't nearly what they seem. The Magdalen Martyrs, the third Galway-set novel by Edgar, Barry, and Macavity finalist and Shamus Award-winner Ken Bruen, is a gripping, dazzling story that takes the Jack Taylor series to explosive new heights of suspense.
Category: Fiction


Author : Ken Bruen
ISBN : 9781429902397
Genre : Fiction
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For the Southeast London police squad, it's rough, tough, dirty business as usual. The Vixen, the most sensuous, crazed female serial killer ever, is masterminding a series of lethal explosions. She is unpredictable, wild, angry--and the cops don't even know she exists. Meanwhile, Inspector Roberts is helpless to stop the explosions and his subordinates aren't doing much better. Brant is consumed with an even-bigger-than-usual mean streak, and fast-rising Porter Nash finds himself facing serious health problems--everything to do with needles. PC MacDonald is determined to soldier on, whatever the cost, and the career of a new addition to the squad, WPC Andrews, starts spectacularly but with Falls as her mentor she's not expected to last long. At the top, Superintendent Brown is close to a coronary, and arresting the wrong man in a blaze of publicity is only the beginning of his problems. If the squad survives this incendiary installment in Ken Bruen's blazingly intense series, they'll do so with barely a cop left standing.
Category: Fiction