INSTANT BESTSELLER “This is seriously good. I mean—seriously.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Past Tense “A powerful, thoughtful, realistic, at times terrifying thriller that I could not put down. A terrific addition to the genre, Jack Carr and his alter-ego protagonist, James Reece, continue to blow me away.”—Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical “True Believer, the highly anticipated new thriller from Jack Carr, is one of this year’s hottest thrillers, and a perfect fit for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Daniel Silva.” —The Real Book Spy In acclaimed author Jack Carr’s follow-up to The Terminal List, former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge. When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer and uncovers a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions. A high-intensity roller-coaster ride, True Believer explodes with action and authenticity that cements Jack Carr as the new leader in political thrillers.
The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulously honest, deeply damning, and sometimes even heartbreaking.”—Neil Gaiman Stan Lee—born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922—was one of the most beloved and influential entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as head editor of Marvel for three decades and, in that time, launched more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than anyone other than Walt Disney: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor . . . the list seems to never end. On top of that, his carnival-barker marketing prowess more or less single-handedly saved the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. Without him, the global entertainment industry would be wildly different—and a great deal poorer. But Lee’s unprecedented career was also filled with spectacular failures, controversy, and bitter disputes. Lee was dogged by accusations from key collaborators such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko over who really created Marvel’s signature characters—iconic figures for whom Lee had always been suspected of taking more than his proper share of credit. A major business venture, Stan Lee Media, resulted in stock manipulation, bankruptcy, and criminal charges. A second one, POW! Entertainment, has been repeatedly accused of malfeasance and deceit. And in his final years, after the death of his beloved wife, Joan, rumors swirled that Lee was a virtual prisoner in his own home, beset by abusive grifters and issuing cryptic video recordings as a battle to control his fortune and legacy ensued. Abraham Riesman is a veteran culture reporter who has conducted more than 150 interviews and investigated thousands of pages of private documents, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee’s life and work. Lee’s most famous motto was “With great power comes great responsibility.” Stretching from the Romanian shtetls of Lee’s ancestors to his own final moments in Los Angeles, True Believer chronicles the world-changing triumphs and tragic missteps of an extraordinary life, and leaves it to readers to decide whether Lee lived up to the responsibilities of his own talent.
Bronze Winner of the 2020 SPR Book Awards! “Life is a marvelous concoction of endings and beginnings laced up in ribbons of fantasy and fairy tale . . .” It’s been nearly three years since Pentecostal faith healer Jeremiah Promise and empathic, free-spirited True Believer first met—three years since he laid hands and miraculously cured her of terminal cancer. A lot has happened since then: Jeremiah’s former ministry partner has been imprisoned for fraud, Jeremiah’s reputation has been destroyed, and his faith in God and sense of moral idealism have been shattered. To imaginative and impressionable True, it's a matter of supreme destiny when Jeremiah shows up in her small town of Luck, WI for one final healing Crusade. True's absolute faith in Jeremiah inspires him to start fresh with a new ministry and a new partner (True) by his side. Doors miraculously open for them, and all seems right with the world as the two set out to construct a new faith-healing empire. Both of their lives are finally on the right path . . . or so True thinks. When Jeremiah's veneer of moral infallibility slowly rolls back to reveal inconsistencies beneath, True discovers that she may have a difficult decision to make between love and integrity. The Book of True Believer: a tale of love, disillusionment, pain, and power.
Only a couple of years after rescuing the unicorn Yelena and defeating the Adept Evan, Kahrin and Innes navigate their lives as new adults. That's no small feat under the best of circumstances. Balancing college and blossoming social lives in separate towns, their friendship remains strong as ever even as it deepens in new and confusing ways. Innes tries not to judge Kahrin's myriad questionable dating choices, including her budding taboo tryst with André. Kahrin doesn't hold back her opinions about Innes' beautiful but intense new neighbor, Evangeline. Are Kahrin's suspicions and prickly interactions with Evangeline simply conflicting personalities? Is Innes just too judgmental? Or is there some other, supernatural force at play? Dating and self-discovery is tricky enough without the world of magic creeping in. Either way, romance sure feels like a matter of life and death.
Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
Biography of Paul Keating focusing on his political career and his rise through the ALP. The title takes a thematic approach rather than a chronological one. Originally published in 1993 as 'A Question of Leadership: Paul Keating: Political fighter', this edition of the book adds chapters on his election victory of 1993, his term as prime minister and his subsequent defeat in 1996. Michael Gordon is political editor of the 'Australian'.
Inside the Investigation and Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba's Master Spy
Author: Scott Carmichael
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Ana Montes appeared to be a model employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Known to her coworkers as the Queen of Cuba, she was an overachiever who advanced quickly through the ranks of Latin American specialists to become the intelligence community's top analyst on Cuban affairs. But throughout her sixteen-year career at DIA, Montes sent Castro some of America's most closely guarded secrets and at the same time influenced what the United States thought it knew about Cuba. When she was finally arrested in September 2001, she became the most senior American intelligence official ever accused of operating as a Cuban spy from within the federal government. Unrepentant as she serves out her time in a federal prison in Texas, Montes remains the only member of the intelligence community ever convicted of espionage on behalf of the Cuban government. This inside account of the investigation that led to her arrest was written by Scott W. Carmichael, the DIA's senior counterintelligence investigator who persuaded the FBI to delve deeper into Montes activities. Although Montes did not fit the FBI's profile of a spy and easily managed to defeat the agency's polygraph exam, Carmichael became suspicious of her activities and, with the FBI, over a period of several years developed a solid case against her. Here he tells the story of that long and ultimately successful spy hunt. Carmichael reveals the details of their efforts to bring her to justice, offering readers a front-row seat for the first major U.S. espionage case of the twenty-first century. She was arrested less than twenty-four hours before learning details of the U.S. plan to invade Afghanistan post-September 11. Motivated by ideology and not money, Montes was one of the last "true believers" of the Communist era. Because her arrest came just ten days after 9/11, it went largely unnoticed by the American public. This book calls attention to the grave damage Montes inflicted on U.S. security--Carmichael even implicates her in the death of a Green Beret fighting Cuban-backed insurgent in El Salvador and the damage she would have continued to inflict had she not been caught.
"The Sanctuary takes a dim view of slavery, pragmatic accomodations in the middle of absolutely nowhere notwithstanding!" Evinse niDenesc Nearly two centuries after the events in Mirafan, the War for Infaran's Last Arm rages on. Most of Marc Lester's time on the hardlines in Miroku Daman's leading edge is spent waiting for something to happen. When it does, it happens fast. Mistakes are not allowed, because a whole world depends on a few brave souls when a Narkassan assault group breaches in. While on the hardline 2Dek off the Doisan Linnora, Marc accesses a safon that comes with an appended snippet. He does not recall attaching Ashaia's cry for help 176years earlier, yet he soon finds himself on a destructive quest to Kalbrun, 15million light years away. Ashaia becomes aware of Marc's endeavour, but is powerless to stop the bloodshed that she unleashed. True Believer is the second book in the highly original and entertaining Dark Messiah science fiction trilogy. Mirafan is the first book and Danzek Aric is book three.
Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Marks and Benefits of True Faith
Author: Jonathan Edwards
Publisher: Soli Deo Gloria Publications
In Puritan preaching, distinguishing between true and counterfeit faith was a common practice. What are the marks of a true believer? What are the blessings that come to those with true faith? These are the questions and issues addressed in this sermon collection.
Death, that silent specter, took Patrick Lenehan late one night as he walked home from a neighborhood bar. Drown in a large puddle some fifty yards into a cornfield, he woke to a separate reality, having become an eye on the sky and all that surrounded him. One might dismay, being alone, isolated, and interred, in a cornfield, but Lenehan gloried in it, his senses alerted to the wonders of a greatly expanded universe. It warmed his frost bitten little heart to have shuffled off that mortal coil, and leapt, as it were, into eternity. Death, however, as life, is not always so fortuitous. One day a fair maiden named Drew came along, and spied, what she believed was a body, buried in the snow. Lenehan was horrified, thinking he'd be dug up and and re-interred in some blasted cemetery where his wondrous life as a dead man would be lined with lead, sealing him in darkness forever. But the fair lady did not find a body, she found only his clothes, cotton sweats, underwear and all, which she summarily ripped from the frozen ground and headed for home. In the grave, he questioned, "Where am I, if I'm not in my clothes...?" In a few hours she was back, having cleaned and dried his sweats, she wore them. Lying down on the spot where she'd found the clothing, she asked for divine guidance in this odd situation, and in a few minutes there was an overwhelming response, a coruscating energy filled them both, and as she sank into his body, their souls touched, and were merged together in what only she understood, was matrimony. In the grave Lenehan realized he didn't have to let her go, he could keep her, and all they would find were his sweats, lying in the snow, but when she started coughing and fighting for her life, he relented and released her. From that day forth, like a perpetual sentinel, she observed as the field was planted and the corn began to grow, and the story of Cornondé Cobb began to unfold. No greater love story, it is also the sword of freedom that the Cobb wields against those who believe power is the answer to the questions of life.
John Howard, George Bush and the American alliance
Author: Robert Garran
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Political Science
When John Howard stood in a press conference at Washington's Willard Hotel just after the planes crashed into the Twin Towers on September 11, he knew exactly what to do. Australia would quickly pledge support for its great and powerful friend. In True Believer, Robert Garran examines Howard's unswerving belief in the radical and dangerous doctrines of George W Bush. He argues that in his eagerness to join Bush in his war in Iraq, Howard failed to comprehend the perils. More than that, Howard has hijacked Australia's national story with his conservative nationalism - and is now using that story to take Australia on a dangerous journey. With debate on the US alliance set to continue and with many Australians seeking a strong alternative to Howard's risky position, True Believer is both timely and thought-provoking.