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The Pawn The Bowers Files Book 1

Author : Steven James
ISBN : 9781441216236
Genre : Fiction
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Special Agent Patrick Bowers had only met one man who made him truly afraid. Until now. When he's called to North Carolina to consult on the case of an area serial killer, he finds himself in a deadly game. Cunning and lethal, the killer is always one step ahead of the law, and he's about to strike again. It will take all of Bowers's instincts and training to stop this man who calls himself the Illusionist. And just when the pieces start to come together, Bowers realizes they're not quite adding up. Can he unravel the pattern and save the next victim? Or will the Illusionist win the game by taking one of his opponent's pieces? Thrilling, chilling, and impossible to put down, The Pawn will hold suspense lovers in its iron grip until the very last page.
Category: Fiction

The Pawn

Author : Kristen Mae
ISBN : 9780997541878
Genre : Fiction
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Some games can never be won… My new neighbor warned me about you—she said you’re “weird.” And she’s right—there is something a little… off about you. You invite people over for a barbecue without bothering to clean. You wear T-shirts with divisive political statements on them, make jokes about genitals in mixed company, and don’t seem to care what people think of you. Weird, indeed. Because I’ve spent my whole life proving myself to others, trying to fit in. Trying to live a better life than the little girl who was tortured at school, who had holes in her shoes, who cowered under the covers while her parents’ screams shook the walls. And I’ve finally done it. This quiet, upscale community, the stunning homes and well-coifed families who live in it—this is the perfect place for my family. The life I always dreamed of. But somehow, despite all my resolve to fit in here, I’ve ended up across the table from the “weird” girl. Your kitchen table is smeared with paint, and the tea you’ve served me tastes suspiciously like dirt. Between us sits a gleaming chessboard. And you are about to introduce me to a game I can never win. Angsty, discomfiting, and low-key erotic, “The Pawn” explores the razor thin line that separates jealousy from desire.
Category: Fiction

The Pawn

Author : Steven Fields
ISBN : 9783736866430
Genre : Fiction
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I was angry, jealous and stupid. I allowed my own failure, perceived or otherwise to take control of my actions. Why did it start? What was wrong with me? How did it get so out of control? Within is an account of what happened to me over a week or so in late autumn.
Category: Fiction

The Pawn Queen

Author : Byron Woulard
ISBN : 9780982937518
Genre : History
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The Pawn Queen (The Making of the 21st Century Black Female) by Byron Woulard
Category: History

Hagar Of The Pawn Shop

Author : Fergus Hume
ISBN : 9781465535924
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JACOB DIX was a pawnbroker, but not a Jew, notwithstanding his occupation and the Hebraic sound of his baptismal name. He was so old that no one knew his real age; so grotesque in looks that children jeered at him in the streets; so avaricious that throughout the neighborhood he was called "Skinflint." If he possessed any hidden good qualities to counterbalance his known bad ones, no person had ever discovered them, or even had taken the trouble to look for them. Certainly Jacob, surly and uncommunicative, was not an individual inclined to encourage uninvited curiosity. In his pawn-shop he lived like an ogre in a fairy-tale castle, and no one ever came near him save to transact business, to wrangle during the transaction thereof, and to curse him at its conclusion. Thus it may be guessed that Jacob drove hard bargains. The pawn-shop--situated in Carby's Crescent, Lambeth--furthermore resembled an ogre's castle inasmuch as, though not filled with dead men's bones, it contained the relics and wreckage, the flotsam and jetsam, of many lives, of many households. Placed in the center of the dingy crescent, it faced a small open space, and the entrance of the narrow lane which led therefrom to the adjacent thoroughfare. In its windows--begrimed with the dust of years--a heterogeneous mixture of articles was displayed, ranging from silver teapots to well-worn saucepans; from gold watches to rusty flatirons; from the chisel of a carpenter to the ivory framed mirror of a fashionable beauty. The contents of Dix's window typified in little the luxury, the meanness, the triviality and the decadence of latter-day civilization. There was some irony, too, in the disposition of incongruous articles; for the useful and useless were placed significantly in proximity, and the trifles of frivolity were mingled with the necessaries of life. Here a Dresden china figure, bright-hued and dainty, simpered everlastingly at a copper warming-pan; there a silver-handled dagger of the Renaissance lay with a score of those cheap dinner-knives whose bluntness one execrates in third-rate restaurants. The bandaged hand of a Pharaohonic mummy touched an agate saucer holding defaced coins of all ages, of all nations. Watches, in alternate rows of gold and silver, dangled over fantastic temples and ships of ivory carved by laborious Chinese artificers. On a square of rich brocade, woven of silks, multi-colored as a parrot's plumage, were piled in careless profusion medals, charms, old-fashioned rings set with dim gems, and the frail glass bangles of Indian nautch-girls. A small cabinet of Japanese lacquer, black, with grotesque gilded figures thereon; talismans of coral from Southern Italy, designed to avert the evil eye; jeweled pipes of Turkey, set roughly with blue turquoise stones; Georgian caps with embroideries of tarnished gold; amulets, earrings, bracelets, snuff-boxes and mosaic brooches from Florence--all these frivolities were thrown the one on top of the other, and all were overlaid with fine gray dust. Wreckage of many centuries; dry bones of a hundred social systems, dead or dying! What a commentary on the durability of empire--on the inherent pride of pigmy man!

The Pawn In The Game

Author : James L. Connolly
ISBN : 1452036748
Genre : Fiction
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The character, Jim, is sixty two years old and retired. He has always been successful, but a part of him has always lived on the fringes of the law. And being retired and moving to Oregon, Jim still feels a burning compulsion to again break the law. And he has always wanted to steal a semi truck. And with the help of his wife, he does. Then for a while thinks he is running the game. Then only to find out that he is only the pawn in the game.
Category: Fiction

La Casa De Empe O Y Otros Poemas The Pawn Shop And Other Poems

Author : Robert Gurney
ISBN : 9788499495224
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Vivo un poco fuera del tiempo y el espacio. Me encanta imaginarme en un campo —hace siglos— espantando cuervos o verme pasear a orillas de los ríos de la Patagonia. Me esfuerzo por crear una poesía minimalista. Como Huidobro, borro el adjetivo que no agrega nada. Busco una poesía a menudo gráfica. ¿Para qué? Busco la verdad, no la verdad masiva de la brocha gorda sino las pequeñas verdades de la vida. No siempre vemos las pequeñas cosas. Las persigo. Me gustan los sencillos actos de la humanidad: una sonrisa, una lágrima y los de la naturaleza: de una hormiga o una culebra. Absorbo cada día palabras de anuncios, tanto viejo como nuevo, escenas o voces del mercado, e-mails, periódicos, la televisión, películas, cuadros, fotos, los movimientos de los animales y pájaros del jardín. En mis textos hay una mezcla de realismo objetivo e imaginación subjetiva. Confieso que, al estilo de Raymond Carver, cambio a veces unos detalles para producir cierto efecto y mi imaginación puede arreglar las cosas según sus propias leyes. Creo que no es siempre el poeta quien crea los poemas. Es otra cosa. Es decir, creo en la inspiración. Mis amigos dicen que mis poemas sugieren cosas, que no lo dicen todo. No busco ese efecto. Ocurre, probablemente, como resultado de mi minimalismo. Otros dicen que hay ironía en mi poesía. Sin duda, pero ocurre naturalmente, sin que yo lo busque. Escribo para crear un espacio personal dentro de las narrativas que quieren absorber mi generación. De vez en cuando nos quieren aplastar o nos arrastran. Quiero encontrar un hueco, un sitio, un espacio donde poder ser yo mismo, donde poder respirar. La poesía es ese sitio para mí y, creo, para mis amigos. Me encantan las cosas que van desapareciendo, tal como un mural en una casa en el valle del río Negro en Argentina. Mis amigos dicen que mis poemas son a veces tristes, melancólicos. Me inspira mucho lo que ya no existe. Me gusta el pasado, las cosas que viven en mi memoria. Sin embargo, no descarto la realidad actual. Está en mi poesía.

The Pawn

Author : Skye Warren
ISBN : 9781940518497
Genre : Fiction
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"Wickedly brilliant, dark and addictive!" - Jodi Ellen Malpas, #1 New York Times bestselling author The price of survival... Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left. There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value. My virginity. A forbidden auction... Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld. Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love. It's the first book in the captivating ENDGAME trilogy. "Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author "Edgy, provocative and deeply erotic, The Pawn is one of my top reads of the year! Skye Warren brings you a sensual battle of wills guaranteed to leave you gasping by the end." - Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author "Smart, dark, deeply sensual read with characters I fell in love with from the minute they walked onto the page!" - Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author "Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping." - Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author "Skye Warren's THE PAWN is a triumph of intrigue, angst, and sensual drama. I was clenching everything. Gabriel and Avery sucked me in from the first few paragraphs and never let go." - Annabel Joseph, New York Times bestselling author "With the precision of a high-stakes game of Chess, THE PAWN is dark, sexy, and deliciously calculated. Gabriel is the perfect alpha, leaving you reeling as his dominance, power, and unexpected tenderness creates the ideal mixture.Five glowing stars." - Aleatha Romig, New York Times bestselling author "A stealthy, sensual, twisted game of cat and mouse that sucked me in completely and had me turning the pages faster and faster. Cunning and brilliant." - K.L. Kreig, USA Today bestselling author TAGS: free romance books, free romance novels, romance best seller, modern romance, sensual romance, explicit romance novel, free romance, american romance, dark romance novels, adult romance books, contemporary romance books, the billionaire romance, revenge romance novel, romance series, free romance trilogy, best romance, romancing saga, chance romance, steamy romance novel, mystery romance, forbidden romance, taboo romance, romance novels for women, free books for women, fiction for women, free books 2018, free books for adults, best selling books free, book free
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The Pawn

Author : Bartholomeus Landheer
ISBN : UCAL:$B56906
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