From the creator of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Cork O'Connor mystery series comes a haunting, atmospheric, conspiracy thriller.
When President Clay Dixon's father-in-law—a former vice president—is injured in a farming accident, First Lady Kate Dixon returns to Minnesota to be at his side. Assigned to protect her, Secret Service agent Bo Thorsen soon falls under Kate's spell. He also suspects the accident is part of a trap set for Kate by David Moses, an escaped mental patient who once loved her. What Bo and Moses don't realize is that they're caught in a web of deadly intrigue spun by a seemingly insignificant bureaucratic department within the federal government. Racing to find answers before an assassin's bullet can kill Kate, Bo soon learns that when you lie down with the devil, there's hell to pay.
Having a dog who has earned the name Dumpster is embarrassing. Ever since Erika's best friend, Lisa, moved away, Erika has been miserable at school because Kyla, a girl in her class, is an expert tease and Erika is her target. When a new girl with an unusual name joins the grade six class, Erika is surprised to find that she wants to be friends with both Kyla and Erika. Erika is certain that her days of having a friend are numbered, and she is determined to make the friendship last as long as possible. To do that, she believes, she must not let Mercedes learn about all her dogs. But before she is done, Mercedes will surprise her--and Erika will surprise herself.
Agile Product Management Just Got Easier Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Agile: The Complete Overview Of Agile Principles and Practices”. In this class you will be given a complete overview of agile principles and practices used to deliver projects. I know you will get value from this class as it gives you a complete introduction to agile. I then walk you step by step through the differences between agile and traditional methods.
In today’s fast-paced world, I feel that agile methods are crucial for improving your effectiveness whether you are a business owner, product owner, development team, service team or service oriented team. Along the way I give you plenty of examples and give you best practices for being an agile practitioner. In this class you will learn: • A complete overview of agile including the popular principles of scrum and XP. • What is agile and how it is different from traditional project delivery methods • Tools usually used by agile teams and how they help you to deliver • Key principles and practices to use when carrying out the role of an agile practitioner • How to continuously improve your product • Concise techniques for improving your skills as an agile practitioner So let’s get started and let me teach you what it takes to be an agile practitioner. Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Scrum: A Cleverly Concise and Agile Guide”. In this class, you will be given an exceedingly concise guide yet still a wealth of information to allow you to fully understand how to use agile scrum. I know you will get value from thisas it contains the exact methods I have used to deliver projects on time and to a high degree of quality using scrum. I then walk you step by step through the key rules, roles and events used in scrum so that you have an excellent foundation. In this class, you will learn: • Learn what scrum is and why it is so powerful for delivering even the most complex project on time. • Explain the difference between roles, events and artifacts • Understand techniques to deliver your project on time • Explain the difference between Agile and Scrum • Explain what the Waterfall Model is and Why it is flexible than Agile So let’s get started and let me help you to understand and use agile scrum. Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!
In this short story set after the events of How to Love a Monster, Fiend and Seraphim attend a Halloween party at Wish’s house, where unresolved tensions lurk like ghosts and Wish unleashes a diabolical surprise. Word count: 5,000 WARNING: This story must be read after How to Love a Monster, as it contains many spoilers and references to the previous story.
The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories, & Things explains 175 laws, principles, equations, theories and things that form the foundations of science. It features all the great names in science, including Pythagoras, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein, as well as more recent contributors such as Rachel Carson, James Lovelock, and Stephen Hawking. This little book presents serious science simply, answering questions like: What is Pythagorean Theorem? What is the difference between circadian rhythms and the popular concept of biorhythms? What is Hawking’s Black Hole Theory? Who developed the World Wide Web?
Kiss of the Tsunami is a fictional adventure inspired by survivor stories after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
The dual narrative alternates between Marti, an indigenous sea gypsy and Krista, an English girl on holiday in Thailand. Caught up in the cataclysmic event, two teens from very different cultures are torn apart from their families and their destinies become entwined. Desperate to escape racial taunts, sea gypsy Marti dreams of living an exciting new life. He has left his free-diving lifestyle to work in a seafront hotel and learned to speak Thai and English. The seventeen year-old angers his family by questioning the relevance of their Moken heritage, but Papa says the ocean is his universe and his son shouldn’t ignore the ancient knowledge. Marti makes a decision which he lives to regret. Arriving in Phuket on Christmas Day with her dad and new step-mum, fifteen year-old Krista is struggling to accept their marriage and to let go of the past. On Boxing Day, the ground tremors, but her dad reassures her, saying it’s just the earth having a little shake-up. An hour later, clutching her late mum’s gold locket, Krista watches Marti entertaining girls by diving in the hotel pool. Confused by her reaction to the tall young man, she walks to the beach which is already filling up with youth and beauty. Sparks of attraction leap across barriers of culture, but as Marti is considered to be one of the ‘Basement People,’ he knows he has no chance. Standing by the sea wall, he is astonished to see the ocean rolled up in the distance. A childhood story flashes into his mind about the Laboon: the seventh wave that eats people: “When the tide disappears into the mist and the birds stop singing and the crabs crawl to the forest, you must run!” Krista’s holiday to paradise has turned into a fight for survival. As the dark wall of water powers towards her, she thinks she is going to die. Terrified and alone, she discovers new reserves of strength. Help comes from unexpected sources, but when safety is within reach, she has to confront her greatest fear.
In the tragic aftermath of the tsunami, everything Marti has known and believes in, is thrown into chaos. A deadly tide of junk is pouring down the street, sucking in life and spewing out death. Marti is faced with a terrible choice and he finds out the true meaning of sacrifice. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rachel Rivers Porter was born in Hertfordshire, graduated from St. Andrews University, and now lives in the north of England. Before embarking on a writing career, she was a teacher. Having completed the ‘Constructing a Novel’ course with Penguin Random House Writers’ Academy in 2015, she is now writing full time. For many years Rachel taught English, inspiring pupils to write imaginative stories and to enjoy acting in her plays. Seeing children’s growing confidence in their creativity, strengthened her desire to become an author. “I find inspiration in what I see around me,” she says. “A conversation may spark an idea or a character and a whole new world rushes into my mind, which I can’t wait to explore.” Through reading survivor stories and researching the effects of the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand, Rachel was able to write an authentic account of the catastrophic event that claimed so many lives.
She was fascinated to discover that the indigenous Moken people escaped the disaster because they remembered ancient folklore. Intrigued by their fishing and free-diving lifestyle, she got in touch with a Norwegian film director who has studied the Moken. Runar Jarle Wiik, director of award-winning documentary, No Word For Worry, gave further insight into this unique culture which is now under threat.