Matt Brennan, a brilliant young investment banker in the City of London, is celebrating his greatest deal yet: orchestrating a mega-merger that will transform the electronics industry.
He is rich and successful beyond his wildest hopes. But his personal life is a mess. Fed up with his constant work, his wife is about to walk out on him. And he is plagued by mysterious dreams ...of the Inquisition. When Matt travels to Carcassonne in Southern France to buy a house he hopes will put his marriage and his life back together, he is plunged into the mysteries of the Cathar Sect, a fanatical branch of mediaeval Catholicism also known as the 'the Perfects'. As he unlocks their secrets, his life is at stake.
And Matt Brennan is about to discover that no man, and no religion, is ever perfect. 'Almost Perfect' is an enthralling thriller that straddles the centuries with consummate skill. It combines the plotting of Dan Brown, with the action of Steve Berry, and historical knowledge of Kate Mosse, and the story-telling of Lee Child. 'A knock-out book. John Childress is at the top of his game.” - Matt Lynn, author of the best-selling Death Force thrillers. “A brilliant, thrilling combination of the ancient and modern.” - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of Trade Off.
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This magnificent picture book unfolds in two-, three-, and four-page spreads to reveal insects and other tiny creatures on a dramatic, grand scale. Included in this collection are both familiar and exotic creatures, accompanied by classic poems by Shakespeare, Whitman, and others. Each creature is interpreted in a combination of mixed-media and patterned papers. Full color.
Walt Whitman experienced the agonies of the Civil War firsthand, working, in his forties, as a dedicated volunteer throughout the conflict in Washington's overcrowded, understaffed military hospitals. This superb selection of his poems, letters, and prose from the war years, filled with the sights and sounds of war and its ugly aftermath, express a vast and powerful range of emotions. Among the poems include here, first published in Drum-Taps (1865) and Sequel to Drum-Taps (1866), are a number of Whitman's most famous works: "O Captain! My Captain!" "The Wound-Dresser," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Come Up from the Fields, Father." The letters and prose selections, including Whitman's musings on the publication of his works, on the wounded men he tended, and his impressions of Lincoln traveling about the city of Washington, offer keen insights into an extraordinary era in American history.
Fraternity leader and wolf shifter Marcelo Hunter leads his pack with an iron fist. As a powerful Alpha, nothing slips by Marcelo. His fraternity full of shifters run the school. All of the Betas and Omegas follow his word to the letter. Coming from a troubled past, Marcelo had become hardened by his life experiences. When he sets his eyes on something, he must have it. Enter Damien. Damien is a freshman. It's his first year on campus. As an Omega in heat, he draws the attention of every Alpha in the area. Naturally, he's terrified. He knows he's being stalked and followed. He feels help and alone. But he's also desperately in heat and can't keep it under wraps. He must learn to control his feelings or they could get the best of him. Marcelo senses Damien during orientation. His body tenses and he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Damien.
He must have him. There's no question about it.
Marcelo invites Damien to join his fraternity of shifters. He'll be safer with them. Damien hesitantly accepts.
Through a series of tests and trials, Marcelo pushes Damien to his limits. His initiation involves hot, rough tests. Damien finds himself growing more and more attracted to Marcelo with each tribulation he undertakes. When he finally passes the tests, they celebrate. Marcelo takes Damien out on a night he won't forget.
In the heat of the moment, they both end up with more than they bargained for. Content Warning: This book contains explicit gay scenes between two of-age consenting adults that include shifting, unprotected love, and mpreg. Adults only!
Le journaliste-enquêteur Christian R. Page nous entraîne dans les sillons de faits inexpliqués et étranges. Il fouille les archives, les dossiers de la police, interroge les principaux témoins, les autorités, les experts et, chemin faisant, nous fait partager ses émotions, ses doutes, ses questionnements et son espoir d'en arriver à une juste compréhension. Ses conclusions sont éclairantes, solides et souvent stupéfiantes. Parmi ses investigations, le cas des pilotes de la British Airways qui, en 1995, croisent dans le ciel un objet volant non identifié, le mystère de la Sainte Lance, qui aurait perforé le corps du Christ crucifié, et les « sensitifs », ces médiums qui collaborent avec les policiers dans des enquêtes criminelles. Les chapitres sont regroupés sous cinq grands thèmes : « Contacts avec l'au-delà », « Voyageurs de l'espace », « Inexplicable et PSI », « Créatures de l'ombre » et « Mystères historiques ».
Today, there are more than 100,000 Lithuanians in Chicago, making the city home to the greatest concentration of Lithuanians outside of the country itself. Their presence in Chicago began in 1834 and drastically increased during the 20th century as immigrants and their descendants sought work in the stockyards and other industries. Lithuanians in Chicago were dedicated to celebrating and preserving their unique culture, evident in its churches, schools, museums, and community centers in neighborhoods such as Bridgeport and Marquette Park. They also maintained ties to the homeland and played an important role in Lithuania’s struggles for independence throughout the 20th century. Many prominent Lithuanian Americans are from the “City of the Big Shoulders,” including football great Dick Butkus, actor John C. Reilly, and director Robert Zemeckis. The former president of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus, was a resident of Chicagoland for nearly 50 years.