Adam Garwood did not realize that when Jillian Lambert walked into his detective agency, his life would never be the same. Not only was Jillian trying to uncover a cold case from twenty years prior, but she was also looking for her twin sister, Devon, whose disappearance was the focus of this case. Adam would soon learn that his probing would uncover a hidden mystery surrounding the Centaur Theatre and its cast of actors, this also leading to frightening details about the Montreal mafia. Should he leave well enough alone? He would be jeopardizing not only his own life but that of Richard’s, his lover and soon to be husband. Had his desire to solve this case become all-consuming to him?
Lil is presently serving time in a mental facility in Joliette prison in Montreal. She suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and her attending, Doctor Miller feels that based on her history and the knowledge obtained through a case study, there might be a glimmer of hope for her release. Her story brings us back to her early childhood and the abuse suffered at the hands of her parents and great love for the city takes us on a wonderful adventure, while seeing it for the first time through Lil’s eyes as she explores her Montreal. The novel goes back and forth, with the past and present intertwining in order to fully bring this story to the readers. What happened to get Lil imprisoned? There are so many stages where you think Lil will survive only to have it quickly reversed. Can Doctor Miller succeed in steering her out of her maniacal path or will she continue on her downward spiral into an even darker abyss? This novel will keep you guessing until the last page, making this a story you will not soon forget. Just at the end when you think all is well… the most horrific event happens. Unforgettable characters, strong description, emotional upset, mystery and suspense all take place as we bring you Lil’s Way… A true page turner!
Garwood would soon be captivated by this homeless man living on the streets of Montreal. What power did he have and why did Adam take him on with no retainer or promise of future payment? Much against the advice of his partner and friends, he delves into and uncovers the corruption, cover ups and payoffs involving top executives working for one of Canada’s largest pharmaceutical companies. As the story unfolds, Adam is disillusioned with Gritty when his true identity is revealed. Murder, exploitation and the stealthy night life of the rich and famous come to play as Adam watches them navigate Montreal’s secret passageways searching for lust and medicating themselves in order to deal with the light of day. Was it all worth it? Would Richard, his partner forgive him? But most of all, would Gritty find justice or perhaps would justice find Gritty?
This book aims to provide clinicians and other practitioners and professionals with up-to-date information on how to evaluate and manage headaches in children and adolescents, highlighting the most recent recommendations. Unlike in other books on the subject, detailed attention is devoted to the various comorbidities commonly associated with headache, including psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities and medical conditions such as epilepsy, vascular disorders, brain tumors, atopic disease, and obesity. The intimate link between these conditions and headache is explained with a view to enabling the reader to recognize their presence and, on that basis, to institute the most effective pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment strategy. Moreover, knowledge of the comorbidities associated with headache will help readers to understand more fully the causes of this serious disorder and also its consequences, e.g., for school performance, relationships, and daily activities. The authors are all international experts who care for children with headache or the other described disorders.
Author: Chris Lane
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Taking the form of a biologist's illustrated journal found in the aftermath of the attack, this pulse-pounding, suspenseful tale of zombie apocalypse follows the narrator as he flees from city to countryside and heads north to Canada, where he hopes the undead will be slowed by the colder climate. Encountering scattered humans and scores of the infected along the way, he fills his notebook with graphic drawings of the zombies and careful observations of their behavior, along with terrifying tales of survival. This frightening new contribution to the massively popular zombie resurgence will keep fans on the edge of their seats right up to the very end.
Author: Jeff Conant
Release Date: 2008-01-01
"Covers topics: community mobilization; water source protection, purification and borne diseases; sanitation; mosquito-borne diseases; deforestation and reforestation; farming; pesticides and toxics; solid waste and health care waste; harm from mining and oil extraction. Includes group activities and appropriate technology instructions."
Author: Ronald L. Numbers
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009
Ronald Numbers has recruited the leading scholars in this new history of science to puncture the myths, from Galileo's incarceration to Darwin's deathbed conversion to Einstein's belief in a personal God who "didn't play dice with the universe." Each chapter in Galileo Goes to Jail shows how much we have to gain by seeing beyond the myths.
Starting Positions -Black and White Edition Slam the perfect dunk and learn to impress both yourself and your playmate with every one of the 14 hottest sports to get you on the front foot. Let Kaleb take you on a closely intimate and highly personalized sexual journey through ninety-two of his favorite positions. Whether you're new to the whole sex game or have hit a lot of home runs and are looking for a new challenge, Starting Positions has all bases covered. The first volume of the Kaleb Sutra presents 14 erotic and sexually-charged short stories, written and illustrated to stimulate and push your limits in the bedroom, and beyond with 92 sports themed reasons to make any day of the week date night! Excerpt Chapter 1 Baseball- "Each time i slam into you, your breathe gets caught in your throat as if you've just been hit by a fastball..." Starting Positions is far from the normal drab and boring descriptions of normal position books, the erotic stories compel you to jump in and start creating your own stories. Put the action back into your date night!! With useful hints and tips "sex notes" provided for each position, to allow each playmate - whether you're in charge of that round, or just riding the wave - to get experience and enjoy each position - the way the Kaleb Sutra practiced, perfected and intended! The Kaleb Sutra firmly believes that sometimes all it takes to spice things up in the bedroom (or outside of) is having a few new tricks up your sleeve. Learn about new ways to enjoy sex again and exactly how to impress your playmate. Get into the Starting Position !!! A final note from Kaleb. Sex, like life is a journey of self discovery I'm inspired by the unwillingness to conform to the belief that sexuality in the modern age is true to human nature, when history is literally painted rich with demonstrations of the true sexual potential represented by societies past. Sexuality is the one thing that makes all of us alike and I'm driven by the potential to draw attention to the importance of our sexuality and contribute to the shifting global paradigm of sexual awareness and acceptance.
To Have and to Hold (1899) is a novel by American author Mary Johnston. It was the bestselling novel in the United States in the following year (1900). To Have and to Hold is the story of an English soldier, Ralph Percy, turned Virginian explorer iIPn colonial Jamestown. Ralph buys a wife for himself - a girl named Jocelyn Leigh - little knowing that she is the escaping ward of King James I, fleeing a forced marriage to Lord Carnal. Jocelyn hardly loves Ralph - indeed, she seems to abhor him. Carnal, Jocelyn's husband-to-be, eventually comes to Jamestown, unaware that Ralph Percy and Jocelyn Leigh are man and wife. Lord Carnal attempts to kidnap Jocelyn several times and eventually follows Ralph, Jocelyn, and their two companions - Jeremy Sparrow, the Separatist minister, and Diccon, Ralph's servant - as they escape from the King's orders to arrest Ralph and carry Jocelyn back to England. The boat they are in, however, crashes on a desert island, but they are accosted by pirates, who, after a short struggle, agree to take Ralph as their captain, after he pretends to be the pirate "Kirby". The pirates gleefully play on with Ralph's masquerade, until he refuses to allow them to rape and pillage those aboard Spanish ships. The play is up when the pirates see an English ship off the coast of Florida. Ralph refuses to fire upon it, knowing it carries the new Virginian governor, Sir Francis Wyatt, but the pirates open fire, and Jeremy Sparrow, before the English ship can be destroyed, purposefully crashes the ship into a reef. The pirates are all killed, but the Englishmen (and woman) are rescued by the Governor's ship.
Claudia Wilson never quite trusted her roommate, an artist named Tom. After finding a body buried in a snow bank outside her front door, her suspicions about his eccentric behavior only worsen. Unemployed and obsessed with the murder, she realizes how little she knows about the people who live around her, including Tom. Tempted by love but unable to trust a man with a past in light of the murder, Claudia does everything she can to find out about the killer. The results lead her to a startling discovery. When art and violence collide, the results can be explosive.
Irreverently funny and surprisingly moving, All Passion Spent is the story of a woman who discovers who she is just before it is too late. After the death of elder statesman Lord Slane—a former prime minister of Great Britain and viceroy of India—everyone assumes that his eighty-eight-year-old widow will slowly fade away in her grief, remaining as proper, decorative, and dutiful as she has been her entire married life. But the deceptively gentle Lady Slane has other ideas. First she defies the patronizing meddling of her children and escapes to a rented house in Hampstead. There, to her offspring’s utter amazement, she revels in her new freedom, recalls her youthful ambitions, and gathers some very unsuitable companions—who reveal to her just how much she had sacrificed under the pressure of others’ expectations.
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-10-13
For more than four decades, Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled readers with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer has, in each story and novel, created a provocative, ever-evolving universe filled with diverse worlds and rich characters reminiscent of our earthly selves. Now, in The Birthday of the World, this gifted artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity. Here are stories that explore complex social interactions and troublesome issues of gender and sex; that define and defy notions of personal relationships and of society itself; that examine loyalty, survival, and introversion; that bring to light the vicissitudes of slavery and the meaning of transformation, religion, and history. The first six tales in this spectacular volume are set in the author's signature world of the Ekumen, "my pseudo-coherent universe with holes in the elbows," as Le Guin describes it -- a world made familiar in her award-winning novel The Left Hand of Darkness. The seventh, title story was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "remarkable . . . a standout." The final offering in the collection, Paradises Lost, is a mesmerizing novella of space exploration and the pursuit of happiness. In her foreword, Ursula K. Le Guin writes, "to create difference-to establish strangeness-then to let the fiery arc of human emotion leap and close the gap: this acrobatics of the imagination fascinates and satisfies me as no other." In The Birthday of the World, this gifted literary acrobat exhibits a dazzling array of skills that will fascinate and satisfy us all.
Author: Karen M. Mudry
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2003-03-26
Comprised of chapters carefully selected from CRC’s best-selling engineering handbooks, volumes in the Principles and Applications in Engineering series provide convenient, economical references sharply focused on particular engineering topics and subspecialties. Culled from the Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Biomedical Imaging provides an overview of the main medical imaging devices and highlights emerging systems. With applications ranging from imaging the whole body to replicating cellular components, the imaging modalities discussed include x-ray systems, computed tomographic systems, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MR microscopy, virtual reality, and more.
Mirror, Mirror examines the hidden truth about good looks. Through extensive research of scholarly studies and popular culture, the authors provide a lively and comprehensive view of what behavioral scientists have learned about the effects of personal appearance. A wealth of illustrations and photographs give visual support to the evidence presented. The book explores the view that people believe good-looking individuals possess almost all the virtues known to humankind; consequently, they treat the good-looking and ugly very differently. Mirror, Mirror reviews the stereotypes held about people with specific characteristics and it explains the impact of height, weight, and attributes such as hair color, eye color and facial hair on the course of social encounters. The authors show that through time these reaction patterns have their effect and that good-looking and unattractive persons come to be different types of people. To show the relative nature of concepts of beauty, the authors also present examples of what other cultures consider attractive."