With his fauxhawk, sleeve tattoos, and visible piercings, Ridley Corbin has the whole badass vibe going on in spades. The image serves him well as the self-proclaimed protector of the underdog, and he wants nothing more than to be Alex Firestone´s hero. Alex, a mild-mannered library assistant, has moved to Slater, a quiet college town, hoping to hide from his past. He keeps to himself, but that doesn´t save him from catching the unwanted attention of the campus bully. But not all is as it seems. Alex´s past comes calling, and it´s time he becomes top dog. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Dort. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027012/bk_acx0_027012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The mysteries of tarot come to vivid life with this deluxe boxed card set, featuring a distinctly modern take on an ancient card game and divining tool. The Illuminated Tarot is an inventive reimagining of the visual system used by conventional tarot decks. Illustrator and designer Caitlin Keegan has created a lush, oversized set of 53 cards, combining elements of traditional tarot (wands, pentacles, swords, cups, and the Major and Minor Arcana) with a uniquely rich color palette and standard playing card suits (hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades). The result serves two purposes: The Illuminated Tarot can be used for spiritual self-reflection and to play standard card games like poker, solitaire, and Go Fish! With a guidebook that assigns meanings to each card based on the Major and Minor Arcana and instructions for simple card spreads, users will also learn how to perform their own tarot readings. The Illuminated Tarot is at once a fun addition to game night and a beautiful tool that can lead to increased self-knowledge and enlightenment.
A double dose of Western action from one of the genre´s acknowledged masters.The first story, ´´The Rodeo Killer´´, is a smoldering tale of the violent intersecting conflict between New Mexico cattle ranchers, cattle buyers, and men breeding horses for the rodeo circuit. Greed, deceit, trickery, and murder mix with romance and gripping examples of human and animal courage in this thrilling and dramatic tale.The title story, ´´Mission Creek´´, references a waterway in the Red River region of Texas that serves as the background for the fiery tale of Ruel Starrett, a man who worked against the odds his whole life to establish his own ranch. He finally gets his chance when he´s offered a half interest in the Spade Ranch from a woman named Susanna Dahlhart. But she isn´t all she appears. By the time Starrett learns what he´s gotten into, it may be too late to get himself out without a fight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012110/bk_blak_012110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A troubled war hero. A criminal mastermind. And the ultimate battle for survival....Former Special Forces officer and international best-selling author Jason Kasper delivers a gripping thriller series that follows an Army Ranger into the mercenary depths of an international crime syndicate. A veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, David Rivers is a flawed and complex hero whose journey of vengeance takes him to new battlegrounds in the US and Africa...and toward his ultimate confrontation with the most ruthless enemy he’s ever faced.Audiobook one: Greatest EnemyArmy Ranger David Rivers enters the covert underworld of ex-special operators for hire, tasked to serve a faceless criminal mastermind known as the Handler. But as the stakes continue to rise, he learns that his new employer is more ruthless than anyone he´s faced in combat - and he just might be David´s greatest enemy.Audiobook two: Offer of RevengeAfter the betrayal of his mercenary team, David Rivers seeks revenge against the Handler, but first he must join the secretive and lethal organization that serves him. Sent into battle against a savage force of enemy fighters in Somalia, David realizes that someone inside the organization seems to know his true purpose...and has been waiting for him all along.This explosive debut thriller series by a former Green Beret has electrified fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, Lee Child, and Brad Taylor. If you like razor-sharp dialogue, conflicted characters, and adrenaline-pumping action scenes, you´ll love the David Rivers series because it has all three in spades. Pick up your copy today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Gold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146336/bk_acx0_146336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An assassin on the brink of destruction.The leader of a global crime syndicate.And the meeting of two fatal enemies...David Rivers has returned from a brutal combat mission in Somalia with only one thing on his mind: revenge. After killing his teammates’ betrayer, he’s set his sights on the ultimate prize, assassinating the faceless mastermind who orchestrated their deaths from afar. And for the first time, that prize is within reach. In a feat accomplished by few, David has managed to secure an elusive meeting with the Handler - but nothing in his murderous past could possibly have prepared him for what happens when he finally meets his greatest enemy face-to-face.Before he can kill the Handler, David must first serve him once more. This time, the task is new: not to kill a target, but to defend one. As David negotiates a labyrinth of twisted loyalties in the violent slums of Rio de Janeiro, he realizes that the betrayal of his former teammates was just the beginning.But as a whirlwind of lethal confrontations in Rio brings David and the Handler together for the final time, he realizes that the consequences of his tireless search for vengeance might just be worse than death. This explosive debut thriller series by a former Green Beret has electrified fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, Lee Child, and Brad Taylor. If you like razor-sharp dialogue, conflicted characters, and adrenaline-pumping action scenes, you´ll love the David Rivers series because it has all three in spades. Buy this audiobook today. The David Rivers series is best enjoyed when consumed in the correct order:Greatest EnemyOffer of RevengeDark RedemptionVengeance Calling 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Gold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133573/bk_acx0_133573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before he became a household name in America as perhaps our greatest hard-boiled crime writer, before his attachment to Lillian Hellman and blacklisting during the McCarthy era, and his subsequent downward spiral, Dashiell Hammett led a life of action. Born in 1894 into a poor Maryland family, Hammett left school at 13 and held several jobs before joining the Pinkerton National Detective Agency as an operative in 1915. With time off in 1918 to serve at the end of World War I, he remained with the agency until 1922, participating in the banal and dramatic actions alike of an operative. The tuberculosis he contracted during the war forced him to leave the Pinkertons - but it may well have prompted one of America´s most acclaimed writing careers. While Hammett´s life on center stage has been well-documented, the question of how he got there has not. That largely overlooked phase is the subject of Nathan Ward´s enthralling The Lost Detective. Hammett´s childhood, his life in San Francisco, and especially his experience as a detective deeply informed his writing and his characters, from the nameless Continental Op to Sam Spade and Nick Charles. The success of his many stories in the pulp magazine Black Mask led him to novels; he would write five between 1929 and 1934, two of them (The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man) now American classics. Though he inspired generations of writers, after The Thin Man he never finished another book - a painful silence for his devoted fans - and his popular image has long been shaped by the remembrance of Hellman, who knew him after his literary reputation had been made. Based on original research across the country, The Lost Detective is the first book to illuminate Hammett´s transformation from real detective to great American detective writer, throwing brilliant new light on one of America´s most celebrated and remembered novelists and his world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024876/bk_adbl_024876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.