Something is rotten in the state of California... The dawning civil war has ended in a truce. Scavengers and traders all over the country are settling down for the long, hard winter to come. With their new camp outside the maze of New Angeles at the coast growing every day, Bree, Nate, and the gang have their hands full-yet something is not quite right. Maybe one last run before the winter is all that's needed to cure that itch. What could possibly go wrong?
If the zombie apocalypse happens tomorrow-how would you spend your last day? All Dr. Brianna Lewis wants is a cup of coffee. Coffee, to make slaving away in her cell culture lab at Green Fields Biotech a little more bearable on a Friday afternoon when everyone is home already. What she doesn't count on is a group of terrorists blowing up all the entrances to the building and taking her and a select few others hostage. Bree soon finds herself conflicted. Not only does she know their charismatic leader. She also starts to suspect that there is a lot more to this than the hunt for an illegal bioweapon-a virus that could potentially kill millions in just a few days-particularly as there is currently a flu epidemic raging across the country, and reports about violent behavior among the afflicted are getting more and more alarming.
Something dark lurks in the wilds of Southern Nigeria. An experiment has gone horribly wrong and threatens to wipe all traces of humanity from Earth. 3rd Ranger Battalion, Bravo Company is sent in to assist, clean up the mess before it gets out of control. They've vanished. Sean Ryder is an Air Force Pararescueman. Attached to SEAL Team 8, he believes he is on a routine rescue and recovery mission. Less than half an hour after landing in Nigeria, he knows that is not the case. And the further his mission leads him, the harder it becomes to get out alive. Patient Zero is the first book in the zombie apocalypse / post-apocalyptic series Affliction Z. "Estimated Publishing Dates: " Affliction Z: Book Two - May, 2013 Affliction Z: Book Three - Late Summer/Early Fall, 2013 Affliction Z: Book Four - TBD The Sickness of Ronald Winters: A Novella - June, 2013 Untitled: A First Person Account of Affliction Z - TBD
This is the fearless story of author Patricia Gunn. The mission of this book is to inspire other victims of sexual trauma to find the valor to fight another day. As survivors, we too can reclaim our lives and create a hopeful future. Gunn became a slave to alcohol and drugs at an early age and suffered a string of sexual traumas. Her life spiraled out of control. This two-headed monster of addiction and trauma propelled Gunn to dark, jarring places that she didn't even know existed. While Four Grams of Affliction explores the many trips to hell that Gunn travelled, it also studies the workings of the human brain and how it operates as a powerful tool. And despite the agony and the pain, we come to realize that even the scathed eye can see a flicker of light in the prevailing darkness. Alcohol, drugs, and trauma claim lives every day. This book is a true testament to hope and salvation. The human spirit can wander and get lost; however, inner-peace is obtainable if you seek it out. Gunn has found that the solution to these problems lives outside of us. As the author discovered, giving back to victims of trauma and addiction often drives the soul into a new found sense of purpose.
Anita uses her familiarity with zombies to investigate why Micah's father is dying from an inexplicable flesh-rotting disease, in the latest novel of the number one New York Times best-selling series following Kiss the Dead. Reprint.
In the midst of her work with Ben, a severely disturbed five-year-old, Annie is hospitalized with her own breakdown and must finally uncover where her history of childhood terror overlaps with Ben's and learn how her work in the field of psychotherapy involves great risks and great gifts.
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature. Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty . . . -- Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
1864. London is a city in transition. The Constantine Affliction–a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex–has spread scandal and upheaval throughout society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city. Pembroke “Pimm” Hanover is an aristocrat with an interest in criminology, who uses his keen powers of observation to assist the police or private individuals–at least when he’s sober enough to do so. Ellie Skyler, who hides her gender behind the byline “E. Skye,” is an intrepid journalist driven by both passion and necessity to uncover the truth, no matter where it hides. When Pimm and Skye stumble onto a dark plot that links the city’s most notorious criminal overlord with the Queen’s new consort, famed scientist Sir Bertram Oswald, they soon find the forces of both high and low society arrayed against them. Can they save the city from the arcane machinations of one of history’s most monsters–and uncover the shocking origin of . . . THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION.
Nominee: 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize These cheerfully disturbing, gleefully outraged, and chillingly beautiful stories break open the lives of apparently ordinary people who struggle and sometimes succeed in living without compromise, refusing to sacrifice the world they sense to the world they see, and where things can be true without ever being real. The range of this accomplished and poetic voice may cause vertigo, owing, as it does, as much to the Clash to Stephen King, to Caitlin Moran as to Flannery O'Connor, and something to David Sedaris. A Token of My Affliction will make you laugh while breaking your heart wide open.
Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas
Author: Leslie Leyland Fields
Get ready for the wettest, stormiest, wildest trip through the Gospel you’ve ever taken! The gospels are dramatic, wild, and wet—set in a rich maritime culture on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus’ first disciples were ragtag fishermen, and Jesus’ messages and miracles teem with water, fish, fishermen, net-breaking catches, sea crossings, boat-sinking storms, and even a walk on water. Because this world is foreign and distant to us, we’ve missed much about the disciples’ experiences and about following Jesus—until now. Leslie Leyland Fields—a well-known writer, respected biblical exegete, and longtime Alaskan fisherwoman—crosses the waters of time and culture to take us out on the Sea of Galilee, through a rugged season of commercial fishing with her family in Alaska, and through the waters of the New Testament. You’ll be swept up in a fresh experience of the gospels, traveling with the fishermen disciples from Jesus’ baptism to the final miraculous catch of fish—and also experiencing Leslie’s own efforts to follow Christ out on her own Alaskan sea. In a time when so many are “unfollowing” Jesus and leaving the Church, Crossing the Waters delivers a fresh encounter with Jesus and explores what it means to “come, follow me.”
It's Not That Complicated (Science Answers All Questions)
Author: Adam McArnold
Category: Substance abuse
THIS BOOK IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT (OR NEED) ANSWERS - Unlike any other book on the topic of addiction, this one is truly groundbreaking and amazingly unique. It is not so much about opinions or theories, as it is about the proper and accurate application of our new scientific evidence - for the benefits they hold. Through the examination of past and current scientific discoveries, we now hold the answers to all the perplexing and puzzling questions posed to us by chemical addictions; however, there still remains a resistance to its use in clinical practice. This book seeks to address this resistance by providing an understanding of addiction that is truly revolutionary. One that is founded in clinical study and cannot be denied on the basis of belief alone. It puts an end to all the confusion currently in the field and seeks to unite us all in the fight against chemical addictions. It is founded on the principle that through greater understanding, there will come better treatment outcomes; and thus, reduce the need for multiple treatment episodes. This is something the field of addiction is in dire need of, and now is the time to put it to use. This book contains vitally important explanations for people with addictions; explanations that all people need to know if the stigma of addiction is ever going to be extinguished. They are especially important to those with addictions because of the power they hold in their ability to reduce shame and guilt, conquer episodes of doubt, and provide a solid foundation for a complete, unwavering, and satisfying recovery. Therefore, if you are a person with an addiction; a person affected by the addiction of another; a clinician in the field; or a student in any field of human service, then this is the book for you. You need not look any further. The future is right here. WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY - FIND OUT WHAT WORKS!
'For Christmas, I would like all of Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir novels.' Sam Mendes, Guardian 'Philip Kerr is the contemporary master of the morally complex thriller...' New York Observer The third in Philip Kerr's universally loved 'Berlin Noir' trilogy, A German Requiem sees detective Bernie Gunther enter the new and terrifying world of post-war Vienna. In the bitter winter of 1947 the Russian Zone is closing ever more tightly around Berlin. So when an enigmatic Russian colonel asks Bernie Gunther to go to Vienna, where his ex-Kripo colleague Emil Becker faces a murder charge, Bernie doesn't hesitate for long. Despite an unsavoury past, Gunther is convinced that the shooting of an American Nazi-hunter is one crime Becker didn't commit. But Vienna is not the peaceful haven Bernie expects it to be. Communism is the new enemy, and with the Nuremberg trials over, some strange alliances are being forged against the Red Menace - alignments that make many wartime atrocities look lily-white by comparison. Vividly evoking the atmosphere of postwar Vienna, A Germen Requiem brings all Philip Kerr's pace and mordant wit to the tangle of guilt, suspicion, and double-dealing that laid the foundations for the Cold War.
The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook, Seventh Edition is a practical guide to the �real world� knowledge and skills that students need when they begin working in the field of mental health. This text guides interns through every phase of the internship process from finding placements to concluding relationships with clients and supervisors. Along the way students learn about ethics, clinical writing and record keeping, working with peers and supervisors, understanding diversity, and self care and safety. Following an evidence and competency based approach, the latest research findings are reviewed from the fields of psychology, social work and counseling.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others. From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”