For the first seventeen years of her life, Lena knew nothing but cruelty. Held captive in a palace in the desert, Lena was taught to use her singular powers in combat so that she could eventually become the champion of her despised captor, Lord Daimonas.
But when a mysterious fellow prisoner helps Lena escape, she flees to the northern country of Aurea. There she finds sanctuary among the Order of the Aureate Guard, a group of men and women who have powers just as Lena does, though Lena's unique abilities quickly set her apart as one of the most gifted of the Order. In Aurea, Lena also meets Hadrian, a boy her own age and of similar talent. Though they quickly grow very close, the diabolical plot of Lena's former captor threatens to tear them apart. In the face of tragedy and temptation, Lena and Hadrian must each decide where their allegiances will truly lie.
Describes the science of ballistics, including the types of weapons and ammunition used in crimes, clues guns and bullets leave behind, techniques used by ballistics experts, and how ballistics evidence is used to solve crimes.
Mitch doesn't enjoy the holiday season much since he's always alone. And it shows: while shopping for a present for his sister, he meets Sam at the perfume counter and makes a fool of himself. But in the spirit of the giving, Mitch lets himself be dragged to a charity event, and they meet again. Will Mitch behave better this time, or is he too much of a Christmas grinch to give romance a chance?
Paige is not a monster. She was born a werewolf but she would never harm a human. But she is still being stalked by two supernatural hunters, Ben and Markus. Ben and Markus are Hunters. Trained from childhood to kill monsters in the night.... When they find Paige alone and injured, something about her draws them to her. But Paige is in real danger and not from the Hunters. Ben and Markus can not deny Paige's raw sexuality and soon they vow to protect her...forever.
After infiltrating the Pipeline looking for clues as to why enemy forces have returned to the derelict facility, Captain Carl Reed and the Mustang squad discover a secret Czervenian operation, but for what purpose? As Czervo Special Forces arrive at the facility in droves, the danger of Reed and his men being discovered sky rockets in America's Army #9 - Into the Wolf's Den.