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Billy Summers

By Stephen King
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982173637
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 646
  • File Pdf: billy-summers.pdf

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller An Esquire Best Book of the Year A Wall Street Journal Favorite Book of the Year A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist From legendary storyteller Stephen King, whose “restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained” (The New York Times Book Review), comes a thrilling new novel about a good guy in a bad job. Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong? How about everything. This spectacular can’t-put-it-down novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption. You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “It’s never quite the book you think it is. It’s better.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times From John Darnielle, the New York Times bestselling author and the singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the dangers of storytelling. Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him. Years later, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success—and a movie adaptation—to his name, along with a series of subsequent less notable efforts. But now he is being offered the chance for the big break: to move into the house where a pair of briefly notorious murders occurred, apparently the work of disaffected teens during the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. Chandler finds himself in Milpitas, California, a small town whose name rings a bell––his closest childhood friend lived there, once upon a time. He begins his research with diligence and enthusiasm, but soon the story leads him into a puzzle he never expected—back into his own work and what it means, back to the very core of what he does and who he is. Devil House is John Darnielle’s most ambitious work yet, a book that blurs the line between fact and fiction, that combines daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding tale of crime, writing, memory, and artistic obsession.

Kentucky Summers with Uncle Billy

By Sandra Cummins Schrader
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1462815839
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 512
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Summer Days

By
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  • Publisher : jeremy hall
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 170
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American Adulterer

By Jed Mercurio
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1409015955
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 932
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A breath-taking, original and compelling novel based on the private life of JFK, from the BAFTA award-winning creator of Bodyguard and Line of Duty and co-creator of the graphic novel Sleeper 'A novel of our times: shameless and prurient, detached and salacious' Observer John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the 35th President of the United States, and a serial womaniser. An American man for the modern age: Kennedy is handsome, charming, a beaming paragon of worldly virtue. But beneath the slick veneer of a confident statesman he harbours a vice that will threaten his family, his fortune and even his country. Empathetic, darkly witty and deft, Jed Mercurio's American Adulterer shines a novelist's spotlight on the world's most powerful, and corrupting institution: the American Presidency.

The Superintendent

By Jeffrey Thrall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1716279356
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 978
  • File Pdf: the-superintendent.pdf

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The superintendent of the United States Naval Academy and his driver interrupt an attack on a local girl and are shot by the attacker. The driver is killed and the superintendent seriously wounded. Because of the high profile of the crime and sensitive political issues, there is a demand for someone with special talents to temporarily replace the fallen officer. Ready to retire, Rear Admiral Jonathan Summers is pressed into service for one last assignment as interim superintendent of the academy. The academy graduate, former Navy SEAL, naval intelligence officer, and Medal of Honor recipient soon finds himself embroiled in all the politics surrounding the admission of one of the academy’s newest midshipmen. Additionally, he is thrust into an ongoing investigation of a series of murders that are linked to the shooting of the academy superintendent. Summers faces demons from his past that could turn his career upside down while watching an increasing body count in an expanding investigation. With a manipulating politician and a serial killer both setting their sights on him, Summers must maneuver through his assignment without dishonoring the institution he now runs.

Storizen Magazine August 2021 | Point of View

By Saurabh Chawla,Pria Raiyani
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storizen Media
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 68
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 183
  • File Pdf: storizen-magazine-august-2021.pdf

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As the August rains play hide and seek, the changing weather seems to make some feel gloomy and some feel cheerful. Any form of art including writing needs to be fearless and limitless. To achieve this, we decided to keep this month's theme to be open so that you all can write at your own free will and share your thoughts without any boundaries. The most important aspect of writing is to finalize the point of view. We have dedicated this issue to exploring the different points of view that you can utilize to write your next story. Do check out the feature story on page 8! In Storizen Health, we cover tips on how to deal with male infertility. Packed with lovely poems and awesome articles, you would keep on coming back to reading this issue again and again.

The Moonpool

By P. T. Deutermann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1429967102
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 759
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I remembered it from high school chemistry, one of those experiments where we made hydrogen. It was more of an acidic sensation on the palate than a real smell, but I recognized it. The pile of spent fuel at the bottom was beginning to outgas. Next would come the fire to end all fires. . . . A private detective working in Wilmington, North Carolina, is found dead in a gas-station restroom, apparently poisoned. But when her body sets off radiation alarms in the pathologist's office, suspicion falls on the nearby Helios nuclear power plant, a heavily guarded facility with supposedly failsafe procedures. As the FBI, local police, and the power plant's own security team investigate, ex-cop Cam Richter, head of the agency that employed the dead woman, begins his own inquiries. What was his detective investigating? And how could one person be poisoned by radiation without others being exposed? Cam soon finds himself up against powerful forces that will stop at nothing to keep the plant's problems secret. The most vulnerable part of Helios is its "moonpool"—the radioactive storage pond that cools spent but volatile reactor fuel and must be kept completely full. Racing against time, Cam discovers an inside threat, which will use the plant's own systems to begin an unstoppable, disastrous sequence of events. The Moonpool is a terrific thrill-ride, filled with insider details about the ultimate terrorist threat and how it might unfold.

A Massacre in Memphis

By Stephen V. Ash
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Isbn : 0809067986
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 555
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An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city's black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed slaves had been murdered. Congress, furious at this and other evidence of white resistance in the conquered South, launched what is now called Radical Reconstruction, policies to ensure the freedom of the region's four million blacks-and one of the most remarkable experiments in American history. Stephen V. Ash's A Massacre in Memphis is a portrait of a Southern city that opens an entirely new view onto the Civil War, slavery, and its aftermath. A momentous national event, the riot is also remarkable for being "one of the best-documented episodes of the American nineteenth century." Yet Ash is the first to mine the sources available to full effect. Bringing postwar Memphis, Tennessee to vivid life, he takes us among newly arrived Yankees, former Rebels, boisterous Irish immigrants, and striving freed people, and shows how Americans of the period worked, prayed, expressed their politics, and imagined the future. And how they died: Ash's harrowing and profoundly moving present-tense narration of the riot has the immediacy of the best journalism. Told with nuance, grace, and a quiet moral passion, A Massacre in Memphis is Civil War-era history like no other.

If It Bleeds

By Stephen King
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982137991
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 526
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*#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* From the legendary storyteller and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new “exceptionally compelling novellas that reaffirm [King’s] mastery of the form” (The Washington Post). Readers adore Stephen King’s novels, and his novellas are their own dark treat, briefer but just as impactful and enduring as his longer fiction. Many of his novellas have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Four brilliant new tales in If It Bleeds are sure to prove as iconic as their predecessors. Once again, King’s remarkable range is on full display. In the title story, reader favorite Holly Gibney (from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and The Outsider) must face her fears, and possibly another outsider—this time on her own. In “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” an intergenerational friendship has a disturbing afterlife. “The Life of Chuck” explores, beautifully, how each of us contains multitudes. And in “Rat,” a struggling writer must contend with the darker side of ambition. If these novellas show King’s range, they also prove that certain themes endure. One of King’s great concerns is evil, and in If It Bleeds, there’s plenty of it. There is also evil’s opposite, which in King’s fiction often manifests as friendship. Holly is reminded that friendship is not only life-affirming but can be life-saving. Young Craig befriends Mr. Harrigan, and the sweetness of this late-in-life connection is its own reward. “Exactly what I wanted to read right now,” said Ruth Franklin in a rave on the cover of The New York Times Book Review. “Phenomenal," said Brian Truitt in USA TODAY. “King still owns the fright business like none other.”

Stranded

By Alice Sharpe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1460335228
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 899
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AFTER MONTHS STRANDED IN THE MOUNTAINS, A DETECTIVE RETURNS HOME TO A TARGET ON HIS BACK—AND HIS PREGNANT WIFE CAUGHT IN THE CROSSHAIRS… When Detective Alex Foster's plane goes down in the remote Bitterroot Mountains, everyone thinks he is dead. Including his wife, Jessica. But against all odds, he survives, returning months later to the joyous news that Jessica is pregnant. Yet their reunion reminds them both of their imperfections. Then Alex discovers his plane crash was no accident. Someone wanted him dead and is now targeting Jessica to get to him. She wants honesty; he wants to keep the frightening details to himself. Protecting Jessica and his unborn child is Alex's first priority—even if it means giving up his second chance at life to save theirs….

Arctic Lions

By Wayne K Sapp
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1611606993
  • Pages : 239
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 536
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Feisty research biologist Adrienne Matthews is trying to find evidence tying the decline in Steller sea lion numbers to the Exxon oil spill. Now, Stellers are being found dead of gunshot wounds, and when she approaches the commercial fishermen for help, she finds only animosity. Brody Keaton is a retired, physically and emotionally wounded ex-soldier hiding in Seward from the debris of two failed marriages. A pilot and wildlife lover, he becomes Matthews' one reluctant volunteer. An uneasy alliance forms as the yearly sea lion count proceeds. Together they devise a plan to catch the sea lion shooter, but the poacher they are seeking has friends, and other much more deadly interests. An even greater challenge may be the rediscovery of trust; their growing attraction to each other requires it, and so will their very lives.

While They Slept

By Kathryn Harrison
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1588367150
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 481
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Early on an April morning, eighteen-year-old Billy Frank Gilley, Jr., killed his sleeping parents. Surprised in the act by his younger sister, Becky, he turned on her as well. Billy then climbed the stairs to the bedroom of his other sister, Jody, and said, “We’re free.” But is one ever free after an unredeemable act of violence? The Gilley family murders ended a lifetime of physical and mental abuse suffered by Billy and Jody at the hands of their parents. And it required each of the two survivors–one a convicted murderer, the other suddenly an orphan–to create a new identity, a new life.

Wit's World

By Stuart R Schwartz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Isbn : 1618564390
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 744
  • File Pdf: wit-s-world.pdf

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A WIT'S WORLD is a collection of six stories. In his first publication of work, Stuart R. Schwartz has created a group of tales that include drama, humor, intrigue, philosophy, and some pure imaginary fun.