When a series of murders and mutilations of female victims throws the city of San Diego into a panic-stricken frenzy, a citywide task force is put in place to catch the unknown killer, who the police call “the Entity” for his ability to conceal his identity from police, forensic experts, and witnesses. That is, until Detective Ed Brooks confronts the killer in a bloody last-ditch effort to stop him—an encounter that almost costs Brooks his life. Now, four years later, the Entity murders have started again. Brooks and his team are once again charged to stop the killer and unearth his motives for committing the most brutal serial slayings since the original Jack the Ripper murders more than a century before in Whitechapel, England. With the help of FBI profiler Stephanie Morgan, they will uncover a connection between the recent murders and the original Ripper suspect so many years ago—a link that will connect modern forensics and the history of the world’s infamous first serial killer. The Reckoning of Jack the Ripper will culminate in action and fury and a shocking ending. Combining both fiction and historical facts from the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 England, author Mark Barresi has set out on his own personal quest to name the most likely suspect of the first and most elusive serial killer the world has ever known.
A leading forecaster of economic and political trends takes a sharp look at the decline of American influence in the world, and how it can prepare for the new reality. The age of American global dominance is ending. Today, a host of forces are converging to challenge its cherished notion of exceptionalism, and risky economic and foreign policies have steadily eroded the power structure in place since the Cold War. Staggering under a huge burden of debt, the country must make some tough choices—or cede sovereignty to its creditors. In The Reckoning, Michael Moran, geostrategy analyst explores the challenges ahead -- and what, if anything, can be prevent chaos as America loses its perch at the top of the mountain. Covering developments like unprecedented information technologies, the growing prosperity of China, India, Brazil, and Turkey, and the diminished importance of Wall Street in the face of global markets, Moran warns that the coming shift will have serious consequences not just for the United States, but for the wider world. Countries that have traditionally depended on the United States for protection and global stability will have to fend for themselves. Moran describes how, with a bit of wise leadership, America can transition to this new world order gracefully—by managing entitlements, reigniting sustainable growth, reforming immigration policy, launching new regional dialogues that bring friend and rival together in cooperative multinational structures, and breaking the poisonous deadlock in Washington. If not, he warns, history won't wait.
THE RECKONING OF JACK THE RIPPER MARK BARRESI When a series of multiple murders of mutilated females throws the city of Sand Diego, into a Panic stricken frenzy a city wide task force is put in place to uncover the unknown killer, who the police have called; “The Entity”, for concealing his identity from police, forensics and witnesses up to his latest victim. Until detective Ed Brooks, confronted the “Entity”, in a bloody last ditch effort to stop the mass killer. An encounter that almost cost Brooks his own life, now four years later, the “Entity”, murders have started again. As Brooks and his team are once again charged to stop the killer, and unearth his reasoning for committing the most brutal serial slayings since the original; “Jack the Ripper”, style murders. Over a century before in Whitechaple England, with the help of FBI profiler Stephanie Morgan. They will uncover a connection between the recent murders now, to the original Ripper suspect so many years ago. A link that will connect modern forensics and the history of the world’s most infamous first serial killer will all culminate together with the action and fury, for a shocking ending in, “The Reckoning of Jack the Ripper.” Combining both fiction and historical facts of the; “Jack the Ripper”, murders of 1888, England. Author Mark Barresi, has set out on his own personal quest to name the most likely suspect of the world’s most elusive and first serial killer ever known.
From the bestselling author of Lionheart and The Sunne in Splendour This book completes the splendid sequence of novels on the struggle between the independent Welsh Princes and the growing English strength which began with Here be Dragons, continued with Falls the Shadow and is now completed with The Reckoning. The major figures in The Reckoning are the splendid dominant King of England, Edward I, and The Great Llewellyn II, Prince of Wales. His long love affair and eventual marriage with Ellen, daughter of Simon De Montfort, provides the strong emotional interest in the book, while the political machinations of Edward against the Welsh and the Scots, together with Llewellyn's struggle to control the recalcitrant Welsh Princes provides the political and military drama.
The world has fallen. The Watching are in control. Humans are treated as slaves as the planet descends into darkness. Shelley is struggling to survive in this new, terrifying post apocalyptic world. Not only is she forced through the rigours of manual labour, she is trying to raise a teenage orphan while carrying a number of disturbing secrets. Life isn't easy. But Shelley has an idea. A plan to escape this dystopian world and start afresh with her new companion. A plan that will push her to her very limits and force her to face her inner-most nightmares... The Reckoning is a gripping suspense horror short book. It is the third installment in The Watching trilogy from author Ryan Casey.dystopian horror, post apocalyptic survival fiction no zombies, dark urban suspense thriller, horror series, supernatural suspense, female protagonist, dystopian adventure
THE RECKONING OF JACK THE RIPPER MARK BARRESI When a series of multiple murders of mutilated females throws the city of Sand Diego, into a Panic stricken frenzy a city wide task force is put in place to uncover the unknown killer, who the police have called; "The Entity," for concealing his identity from police, forensics and witnesses up to his latest victim. Until detective Ed Brooks, confronted the "Entity," in a bloody last ditch effort to stop the mass killer. An encounter that almost cost Brooks his own life, now four years later, the "Entity," murders have started again. As Brooks and his team are once again charged to stop the killer, and unearth his reasoning for committing the most brutal serial slayings since the original; "Jack the Ripper," style murders. Over a century before in Whitechaple England, with the help of FBI profiler Stephanie Morgan. They will uncover a connection between the recent murders now, to the original Ripper suspect so many years ago. A link that will connect modern forensics and the history of the world's most infamous first serial killer will all culminate together with the action and fury, for a shocking ending in, "The Reckoning of Jack the Ripper." Combining both fiction and historical facts of the; "Jack the Ripper," murders of 1888, England. Author Mark Barresi, has set out on his own personal quest to name the most likely suspect of the world's most elusive and first serial killer ever known.
The Most Sadistic Book on the Market.This is book five in the A Glimpse into Hell series. Seth brings back Missy, Wyatt, Barry and Kenneth to help with a special assignment; to travel the State of Texas and inflict the most horrifying and demented acts of vengeance against our society's most ruthless criminals. The Reckoning is filled with dark humor, distasteful content, sadistic torture and nonstop acts of carnage. It also has a new level of disgustingness that the previous books lacked. But it's not all gore-there is also a great deal of interaction between Seth and his friends ranging from comradery, banter and animosity.WARNING: This book is extreme and contains filthy, grotesque and brutal torture scenes. It contains GRAPHIC CONTENT, ADULT LANGUAGE & POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS, may be disturbing to sensitive readers, and should only be read by the seasoned extreme-horror reader.
As the new mistress of Mayfield Manor, Katherine finds herself torn between the new-found delights of secular life, and the quiet peace of her old Amish community
Some scars just don’t heal. Logan Wilde has always been the big brother, holding the family together, ever since a crisis made their father leave when Logan was just a teen. He was a surrogate father to his brothers even after their own father returned, and the brothers have always sought out Logan when they were in trouble. However, this Christmas, Logan and his brothers will face their biggest crisis yet.
The nail-biting climax to Kelley Armstrong's bestselling YA series. Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. First of all, she happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be 'cursed'?) friends are on the run from the evil corporation who created them. To top it all, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she's leaning towards the werewolf. Definitely not normal . . .
"Penman's characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page." —San Francisco Chronicle "Never forget, Llewelyn, that the world's greatest fool is a Welshman who trusts an English king." His father's words haunt Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, who has been ruling uneasily over his fractious countrymen. Above all else, Llewelyn fears that his life and his own dream—of an independent, united Wales—might be lost to Edward I's desire to expand his English empire. Alive from the pages of history, this is the hauntingly beautiful and compelling tale of a game poised to play itself out to its bloody finale as English and Welsh cross swords in a reckoning that must mean disaster for one side or the other. For anyone who has ever wanted to experience the rich tapestry of British history and lore, this bold and romantic adventure must be read.
1816: Napoleon has at last been defeateed, but victory brings no peace to the English. The cost of war strikes deep into the country- there is a raging inflation, discharged soldiers join the ranks of the unemployed, wages tumble and the bread price soars- and hungry men are easily stirred to protest. Amid this turbulence, Heloise and James stand guard over Morland Place- for its spirit as much as its fortunes- when a tragic accident strikes at the very heart of the family, taking one person on whom they all depend. On top of this, a devastating scandal brings the Morland name into the glare of public notoriety, so that Sophie and Rosamund are forced to learn the difference between real love and its enticing but dangerous illusion.
New York Times Bestseller: “A historical overview of the auto industry in the United States and Japan [and] the gradual decline of U.S. manufacturing” (Library Journal). After generations of creating high-quality automotive products, American industrialists began losing ground to the Japanese auto industry in the decades after World War II. David Halberstam, with his signature precision and absorbing narrative style, traces this power shift by delving into the boardrooms and onto the factory floors of the America’s Ford Motor Company and Japan’s Nissan. Different in every way—from their reactions to labor problems to their philosophies and leadership styles—the two companies stand as singular testaments to the challenges brought by the rise of the global economy. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Fifties and The Coldest Winter, and filled with intriguing vignettes about Henry Ford, Lee Iacocca, and other visionary industrial leaders, The Reckoning remains a powerful and enlightening story about manufacturing in the modern age, and how America fell woefully behind. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.
Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I'm on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We're hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We'll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we'd left behind and take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Presents the major figures the splendid dominant King of England, Edward I, and The Great Llewellyn II, Prince of Wales. This book details the political machinations of Edward against the Welsh and the Scots, together with Llewellyn's struggle to control the recalcitrant Welsh Princes.
The Turkish Republic was founded simultaneously on the ideal of universal citizenship and on acts of extraordinary exclusionary violence. Today, nearly a century later, the claims of minority communities and the politics of pluralism continue to ignite explosive debate. The Reckoning of Pluralism centers on the case of Turkey's Alevi community, a sizeable Muslim minority in a Sunni majority state. Alevis have seen their loyalty to the state questioned and experienced sectarian hostility, and yet their community is also championed by state ideologues as bearers of the nation's folkloric heritage. Kabir Tambar offers a critical appraisal of the tensions of democratic pluralism. Rather than portraying pluralism as a governing ideal that loosens restrictions on minorities, he focuses on the forms of social inequality that it perpetuates and on the political vulnerabilities to which minority communities are thereby exposed. Alevis today are often summoned by political officials to publicly display their religious traditions, but pluralist tolerance extends only so far as these performances will validate rather than disturb historical ideologies of national governance and identity. Focused on the inherent ambivalence of this form of political incorporation, Tambar ultimately explores the intimate coupling of modern political belonging and violence, of political inclusion and domination, contained within the practices of pluralism.
Unknown to Katie, her long-lost love seeks her even as she has another interest. Yet she yearns for peace, which requires facing her plain heritage.
Unknown to Katie, her long-lost love seeks her even as she has another interest. Yet she yearns for peace, which requires facing her plain heritage. Heritage of Lancaster County book 3.
In this “rich, satisfying, and gorgeously written sequel” (Chapters) to her acclaimed debut novel, The Taker, Alma Katsu pairs a mysteriously alluring young woman with an ER doctor from rural Maine on a harrowing, passion-fueled chase that transcends the boundaries of time. Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will do anything for love. Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone. She had no choice but to entomb Adair, her nemesis, to save Jonathan, the boy she grew up with in a remote Maine town in the early 1800s and the man she thought she would be with forever. But Adair had other plans for her. He used his mysterious, otherworldly powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learned too late that there was a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair’s seductive façade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all of time. Now, two hundred years after imprisoning Adair, Lanore is trying to atone for her sins. She has given away the treasures she’s collected over her many lifetimes in order to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she’s been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He’s free— and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself. With the stunningly imaginative storytelling and rich characterizations that fascinated readers worldwide and made The Taker a singular and memorable literary debut and an international sensation, Alma Katsu once again delivers “a powerful evocation of the dark side of romantic love” (Publishers Weekly) in her breathtaking new novel.
For centuries, the importance of financial accounting has been well understood. Essential to building businesses, states, and even empires, accounting has also helped leaders measure their power and craft their policies. When practiced poorly or neglected, accounting has contributed to cycles of destruction, as the 2008 financial crisis has made all too clear. In The Reckoning, award-winning historian Jacob Soll shows how the use and misuse of financial bookkeeping has determined the fate of entire societies. In the right hands, accounting has created social stability, good governance, and economic prosperity. In the wrong hands, good accounting practices have often been subverted, with disastrous results ranging from financial losses and debt to complete economic collapse. From the Medici bankers to the director of finances under Louis XVI, from the Industrial Revolution to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Recession, The Reckoning demonstrates that civilizations are only as strong as their bookkeepers.