...It’s tough being a modern day pirate Hannibal “Salty” Greco is a smuggler, a brigand, and a 21st century rogue but his loyalty to those close to him is his best asset. When he and his team are hired for an elaborate heist of an illegal gold shipment it promises excitement and peril.
When the prize is so large betrayal and treachery are close at hand. Friends turn enemy and trust is hard to find. Salty must weave his way through action and intrigue to get his team to safety…….and just maybe get rich in the process!!! Join the team and feel passion’s boil and the gunfire fly!!
Alain Mabanckou revisite en profondeur un certain nombre de lieux fondateurs de la littérature et de la culture africaines, avec amour, humour et dérision. Parodiant librement une légende populaire selon laquelle chaque être humain possède son double animal, il nous livre dans ce récit l'histoire d'un étonnant porc-épic, chargé par son alter ego humain, un certain Kibandi, d'accomplir à l'aide de ses redoutables piquants toute une série de meurtres rocambolesques. Malheur aux villageois qui se retrouvent sur la route de Kibandi, car son ami porc-épic est prêt à tout pour satisfaire la folie sanguinaire de son "maître" ! En détournant avec brio et malice les codes narratifs de la fable, Alain Mabanckou renouvelle les formes traditionnelles du conte africain dans un récit truculent et picaresque où se retrouvent l'art de l'ironie et la verve inventive qui font de lui une des voix majeures de la littérature francophone actuelle.
Tomas Hernandez came to town to attend a New Year's Eve party hosted by a prospective client who wants to win the honor to market Tomas’s new wine, Ravish. He was supposed to meet Alexander Kerrigan, a representative of the Ambers Bottling Company, but the man doesn't come forward and make himself known. Tomas doesn't mind since he had his eye on someone who could possibly warm his bed for the night…a gorgeous blond dancing at the back of a conga line. He probably would have spent a delightful night freeing the little dancer of his inhibitions had two drunken men not gotten into a fight and pulled the dark drapes down from the hotel windows. The rays from the moon filter in and turn Tomas, his brothers, and several other men present into beasts. Tomas figures it probably isn't a good time to introduce himself to the blond. Humans have a way of freaking out in the presence of a big black wolf.
Navigating the world of emergency preparedness can be daunting for the new "Prepper". But it doesn't have to be! Survival is just living, only under extreme or unusual circumstances, and you already know how to live! This primer breaks down the mysteries of the Doomsday Prepper into simple, actionable steps that won't get you on any watch lists or mocked by your neighbors! It is short, sweet, and intended to get you going on the basic and most important aspects of preparedness.
This book is the first in the series and is aimed for 8 - 10 year old children and is a small chapter book to help transition the children from picture books to novels.The main character, Abigail Andrews is an eight year old with a wild imagination. This imagination takes her on amazing adventures while she plays.
Pirate’s Playground is the first book to launch the series.
Abby finds a stick near her playground, in her backyard and imagines that it’s a powerful sword. She meets a little girl named, Rachel and learns that she’s the Holder of the sword and is the only one who can defeat the pirates and save Rachel’s little brother, James. Rachel teaches Abby how to use the sword and harness its power and the battle begins. The two girls work as a team to fight off the pirates. Even though they hit a couple twists and snags, Abby is able to force Captain SeaGilly to surrender, reuniting Rachel and James. As Abby raises her sword in victory, she hears her mom calling. When she looks for her mother, she realizes that she is once again in her backyard, on her playground. The book ends with Abby wondering what adventure she would find herself in next.
Birkenhead, 1973. The eighteen-year-old Paul O'Grady gets ready for a big Saturday night out on the town. New white T-shirt, freshly ironed jeans, looking good. As he bids farewell to his mum, who's on the phone to his auntie, and wanders off down the street in a cloud of aftershave, he hears her familiar cry: 'Oh, the devil rides out tonight, Annie. The Devil rides out!' The further adventures of Paul O'Grady - following on from the million-copy-selling At My Mother's Knee - are, if anything, even more hilarious and outrageous than what has come before. As Paul struggles to get to grips with unexpected fatherhood and bereavement, he searches high and low for a job that lasts and somehow finds himself getting married in the process. Work takes him from an abattoir to a children's home, from a hospital to a nightclub, and from penthouse to pavement. Along the way, he takes his first-Savage steps on stage, tastes the exotic delights of Manila and invades Poland . . . To say that The Devil Rides Out is action-packed is an understatement. Its extraordinary cast of characters includes lords and ladies, the legendary Vera, a serial killer, more prostitutes than you can shake a stick at and drag queens of every shape and size. Wickedly funny, often moving, and searingly honest, Paul's tales of the unexpected will make your jaw drop and your hair stand on end. And you'll laugh like a drain. The Devil Rides Out - one hell of a read!