Matt Blake, is a heart old banker, who never had any compassion for his employees. He did not pay them generously, to put it mildly, and he fired them for outrageous reasons, like they have been sick and left work for a day. One fine day, Blake is holding a meeting at the First Central Bank of East Main where he works as the president of the bank. He leers at a pretty blond haired woman with blue eyes and ample breasts who walks into the building. The great-looking woman happens to carry a sawed-off shotgun and orders the bank employees to give her money in bags. The workers obey her. When Blake tried to intervene, she shoots him down.
Before security guards could stop her, she rushes to an elevator with the money she just robbed. Of course, security guards are waiting for her on the upper floor, however, the woman mysteriously disappears on her way there. Nobody can understand how and where she could escape, along with the money she robbed. When the doors of the elevator slide open, nobody is there. Who killed Matt Blake? Where did she go? Match wits with Alex French and see if you can catch the killer.
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Mission Impossible? Nurse Patsy Pritchard wears her hospital uniform like camouflage gear, hiding a lonely heart she's declared off-limits to the men who try to get close. Then her eccentric aunt concocts a campaign with a handsome sergeant in mind, and Patsy knows her conflicts will only get worse--un there's an unconditional surrender. Ray Darling has seen his share of hot spots and tough places, but getting through to the lovely blue-eyed blonde may be the hardest challenge yet. And just when his hopes appear to be more than dreams, he's sent overseas--and the gulf between him and Patsy is wider than ever.... When two people are caught up in their own private wars, they just might need unconventional tactics to conquer the obstacles ahead!
‘She was greetin’ again. But there’s no need for Lorraine to be feart, since the first day of primary school, Angela has always been there to mop up her tears and snotters.’ An uplifting black comedy of love, family life and friendship, Talk of the Toun is a bittersweet coming-of-age tale set in the summer of 1985, in working class, central belt Scotland. Lifelong friends Angela and Lorraine are two very different girls, with a growing divide in their aspirations and ambitions putting their friendship under increasing strain. Artistically gifted Angela has her sights set on art school, but lassies like Angela, from a small town council scheme, are expected to settle for a nice wee secretarial job at the local factory. Her only ally is her gallus gran, Senga, the pet psychic, who firmly believes that her granddaughter can be whatever she wants. Though Lorraine’s ambitions are focused closer to home Angela has plans for her too, and a caravan holiday to Filey with Angela’s family tests the dynamics of their relationship and has lifelong consequences for them both. Effortly capturing the religious and social intricacies of 1980s Scotland, Talk of the Toun is the perfect mix of pathos and humour as the two girls wrestle with the complications of growing up and exploring who they really are. ‘Fresh, fierce and funny... a sharp and poignant study of growing up in 1980s Scotland. You'll laugh, you'll cry... you'll cringe.’ - Karen Campbell
Jacque and Liza were once deeply in love. They shared many happy moments until she discovered she was pregnant. Jacque had never wanted to have a child and always told her, "What I can give you is passion and friendship, no more than that." Therefore, she decided to raise the child alone and left Jacque without telling him anything. Three years have passed since then, when Liza unexpectedly meets him again. Knowing nothing about what happened to her 3 years ago, Jacque tries to seduce her, full of passion and irresistible charm. How can Liza keep hiding their child from him?
This complete two-volumes-in-one book details the Voyage of the Jeannette and contains the ship and ice journals of George W. De Long, Lieutenant-commander U.
S.N. and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881 (along with the original sketches and maps). This is a first-hand true account of the 1881 loss of USS Jeannette while exploring the Arctic ice. Jeannette, with a crew of 33, collapsed and sank under surging ice in the summer of 1881. Her crew, commanded by George W. DeLong, took to the ice dragging three small boats. When open water was found, the boats were used to sail to the Lena Delta of Siberia, 700 miles distant. DeLong commanded a boat of 14 total crew members, Executive Officer Charles W. Chipp's boat's crew was 8 total crew members, and Engineer Officer George W. Melville's boat had 11. Chipp's boat was lost at sea with all hands. Engineer Melville's boat landed in the southern delta, and DeLong's boat came ashore farther to the north on 17 September 1881.Melville quickly found aid, as did the two hardiest sailors of DeLong's crew soon after. The 12 remaining, including DeLong, perished from starvation or exposure (luckily his journal contained in this book survived to provide a detailed account). Thus of the original 33, 20 did not survive the expedition. This historic voyage is also retold in the recently published bestseller "In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette" by Hampton Sides. This pre-1923 publication has been converted from its original format for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the conversion.
On the hunt for their mortal enemies, the Bacanis, five attractive aliens - Duocarns warriors - find themselves stranded with their space cruiser near the Canadian city of Calgary. The crew possesses some unusual talents... Their leader, Solutosan, is the first to gradually become aware of the erotic fascination that he holds for humans. The streetworker Aiden manages to snare him for herself. The gay warrior Tervenarius also attracts the attentions of an earthling - David, the estate agent. Although he resists at first, David is not to be put off and things soon escalate. The Duocarns suspect that the Bacanis are also on Earth. Despite the distractions of their amorous adventures, the warriors continue their pursuit. After landing in Vancouver, the Bacanis have rather luck than their foes. Led by their unscrupulous, power-hungry captain Bar, they embark on a secret campaign of robbery and murder amongst the unsuspecting human population.
Bar establishes a drug empire - but never guesses that his nemesis is still closing in on him.