Sophia Clark is just getting her bearings again after becoming a widow when Doug Black knocks on her door. She has no qualms telling him she isn't looking for a white knight, but her four children soon find advantages to his presence. And soon they are trying to convince their Mom that Doug should stay forever.
Following the narrative arc of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Ismael narrates the story of how he has come to end up lying, injured, in a compound on the Afghanistan border after a drone strike, life draining away. The story unfolds towards the present, as he thinks back across his journey from a suburb of Birmingham, where he was brought up, to pray circles in the city run by a charismatic individual who leads the small group Ismael joins, to Dubai, on to Karachi, and then to the mountains, to meet the fabled White Sheik. This journey begins with the discovery that he was adopted, after his real father killed himself in a suicide bombing.
Ismael decides to test himself to see whether, if subjected to the same environment, his nature will push him to similar violent conclusions. Along the way he is asked to work for the security services, informing on the man who had radicalised his real father. As the story progresses he is torn between loyalty to those he is travelling with, those he has come to work with at the security services, and to himself. After witnessing the violence created by both sides, as he moves through this new world, back in the present, he is forced to decide what acts are acceptable and work out what he is prepared to do to get himself home. The story explores what makes some of us need to seek out adventure and conflict, and makes many of us need to believe in a cause. Ismael attempts to understand why so much of the violence he has seen is caused by our inability to accept what it means to be human and the reality of all our fates. 70% of the sale of this product will be donated to War Child, charity no. 1071659
An unusually detailed, clear, and complete instruction manual for the meditation practice of Mahamudra, by a renowned eighteenth-century Tibetan master in the Drukpa Kagyu lineage. This guidance manual for the practice of Mahamudra offers detailed instructions for meditation practice from the beginning level to the culmination of the path. Widely regarded as one of the clearest and most comprehensive presentations of the practice of coemergence, or Mahamudra, it presents a step-by-step guide to spiritual exercises that bring the meditator to clear realization of the primordially pure, fully perfect, nondual nature of the mind.
Ruben Waara asustelee vuoroin Espoossa ja vuoroin talvisessa Hangossa. Hän tutustuu pikkuhiljaa naapureihinsa, originelliin taiteilijaan Tex Hukkaseen sekä Kaj Karsteniin, vanhaan mieheen ja tämän hieman tuuliajolle joutuneeseen veljenpoikaan. Kaj pyytää Waaralta apua, sillä häntä yritetään ilmeisesti huijata nigerialaiskirjeiden avulla. Mutta kuka on kirjeiden takana ja ovatko ne aitoja nigerialaiskirjeitä? Entä kuka on Simon Eddy Akbata, musta mies, joka ilmestyy Hankoon kuin varkain? Waarasta tuntuu, että kaikki ei ole niin kuin pitäisi ja hän pyytää toistamiseen apua poliisiystävältään. Waaran firmallakaan ei mene hyvin ja hänen pitäisi pystyä keskittymään olennaiseen, mutta hän on levoton. Waara kuulee, että hänen vävynsä on päässyt vankilasta - ja sitten löytyy ruumis. Mutta mitä tekemistä tällä kaikella on Waaran kanssa? Sen hän saa tietää saadessaan vieraan Venäjältä.
After a lifetime of rebelling against her controlling mother and over-protective werewolf family in general, Anna is shocked to find herself falling for a man her mother might actually approve of. Well, if only he wasn’t a human. And the fact that he has a weird genetic problem that could kill him if she “accidentally” bites him doesn’t help matters. Ericson knows with his shady past, he should lay low. After his brother was murdered, he’d vowed not to put anyone else he loved in danger. Despite his best intentions, Anna Colbert somehow gets under his skin. Apparently with a woman like Anna, resistance is futile. This third book in the Dancing With Werewolves series is perfect for fans of Dakota Cassidy's Wolf Mates series. Sexy, hilarious, and emotionally satisfying, BIG GIRLS DON'T BITE is a book that’ll make you HOL (Howl Out Loud). BIG GIRLS DON'T BITE follows FIRST BITE IS THE DEEPEST in the DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES series. These steamy tales of werewolves in love will have you howling with laughter even as you wonder about whether there really are werewolves living amongst us… *contains graphic sex scenes not suitable for readers under 18 years of age.
chess champion Larry Christiansen provides the principles of middlegame understanding, tactical alertness and counterattacking skills, enabling club players to get more out of their chess by adopting the sharp, aggressive play of present-day grandmasters. Chess enthusiasts will find incisive methods of play that illustrate attacking motives inherent in the structures of different opening systems and their variations. The Sicilian Defense, the Najdorf, Dragon, Taimanov-Paulsen, Sveshnikov, Rauser, Rossolimo, Closed, and Grand Prix are all handled individually, showing the reader how to recognize and exploit typical tactical opportunities. Even the art of swindling is not neglected, and it's all richly illustrated with examples from practical play, including the games of amateurs.
Players of all levels enjoy and benefit from Christiansen's instructive writing and insider information.