Midnight Taxi Tango

Midnight Taxi Tango Author Daniel José Older
ISBN-10 9780698166813
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The author of Half-Resurrection Blues returns in a new Bone Street Rumba Novel—a knife-edge, noir-shaded urban fantasy of crime after death. The streets of New York are hungry tonight... Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York’s ghostlier problems. This time it’s a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn’s Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals—and is bound to take more. The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie's botánica, where she worked. But the closer they’ve gotten, the more she’s seeing the world from Carlos’s point of view. In fact, she’s starting to see ghosts. And the situation is far more sinister than that—because whatever is bringing out the dead, it’s only just getting started. From the Paperback edition.

Half Resurrection Blues

Half Resurrection Blues Author Daniel Jose Older
ISBN-10 9781625671981
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Carlos Delacruz is just following orders when he offs the only other half-dead guy in New York. It should’ve been a job like any other, but then Carlos agrees to protect the dying man’s sister Sasha from the Council, the very sprawling bureaucracy of death that Carlos works for. Maybe he does it because she’s also like him: partially resurrected, a ghoulish mistake with no past, living in the undercurrents of the city. Or maybe it’s just the endearing way she looks out at him from the dead man’s crinkled Polaroid. Either way, Carlos sets out to find the mysterious woman before the Council does and quickly ends up tangled in a nefarious web of necromancers, hipsters, and tiny demons with unpronounceable names.

Battle Hill Bolero

Battle Hill Bolero Author Daniel José Older
ISBN-10 9780698166820
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the third in the “richly detailed and diverse” (io9) urban fantasy series, the time has come for the dead to rise up against the shady powers-that-be... The time has come for the dead to rise up... Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the ghostly, half-dead, spiritual, and supernatural community they claim to represent. One too many shady deals have gone down in New York City’s streets, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It’s time for the Council to be brought down—this time for good. Carlos Delacruz is used to being caught in the middle of things: both as an inbetweener, trapped somewhere between life and death, and as a double agent for the Council. But as his friends begin preparing for an unnatural war against the ghouls in charge, he realizes that more is on the line than ever before—not only for the people he cares about, but for every single soul in Brooklyn, alive or otherwise...

Shadowshaper

Shadowshaper Author Daniel José Older
ISBN-10 9781625672087
Year 2016-12-08
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Sierra Santiago’s first week of summer was supposed to be sun-soaked and fun-filled; instead, the murals in her neighborhood seem to be coming to life and a zombie-looking dude crashes the first big party. As if that wasn’t enough, her normally comatose abuelo is spewing out cryptic warnings. As Sierra delves deeper into the mysteries of her changing Bed-Stuy neighborhood and an age old magic that brings art to life, she becomes immersed in an epic struggle over the supernatural heart of Brooklyn and her own family history.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780141911113
Year 2005-07-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

Shadowhouse Fall The Shadowshaper Cypher Book 2

Shadowhouse Fall  The Shadowshaper Cypher  Book 2 Author Daniel José Older
ISBN-10 9780545952835
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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The stunning sequel to the New York Times bestseller Shadowshaper is daring, dazzling, defiant. "A magical revolution on the page." -- Leigh Bardugo "[Older] leaves us openmouthed and speechless, asking "What just happened to me?!" -- Jacqueline Woodson Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. Then Sierra receives a strange card depicting a beast called the Hound of Light -- an image from the enigmatic, influential Deck of Worlds. The shadowshapers know their next battle has arrived. Thrust into an ancient struggle with enemies old and new, Sierra and Shadowhouse are determined to win. Revolution is brewing in the real world as well, as the shadowshapers lead the fight against systems that oppress their community. To protect her family and friends in every sphere, Sierra must take down the Hound and master the Deck of Worlds . . . or risk losing them all.

Successor s Promise

Successor s Promise Author Trudi Canavan
ISBN-10 9780748132393
Year 2017-09-19
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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International No.1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan returns with the third instalment in the Millennium's Rule series - her most powerful and thrilling adventure yet. Five years have passed since the Rebels confronted the Raen. Five years, in which Qall - the boy Rielle rescued - has grown up among the Travellers, with no memory of the life that was stolen from him. Five years of chaos, barely contained by Baluka and the Restorers. Worlds are at war, some overrun by deadly machines, some drained of magic by power-hungry sorcerers. As Qall comes of age, and Rielle and Tyen's hard-won peace is threatened, their loyalties are tested - and Qall's very existence is at stake. Because Dahli is still determined to restore Valhan to power, and he will stop at nothing to succeed. Escape to a new world. Discover the magic of Trudi Canavan.

The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz Author Ted Gioia
ISBN-10 9780195399707
Year 2011-05-09
Pages 444
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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A panoramic history of the genre brings to life the diverse places in which jazz evolved, traces the origins of its various styles, and offers commentary on the music itself.

Guide to the Crystal Gems

Guide to the Crystal Gems Author Rebecca McCarthy
ISBN-10 9780843183160
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Cartoon Network Books
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Introducing the Crystal Gems from Steven Universe! The Crystal Gems--Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl--are three of the toughest heroes on earth. They are also mentors to Steven Universe, a gem/human hybrid boy whose mother was a great Gem leader. This guide, told from Steven's point-of-view and written by the show's very own creator, Rebecca Sugar, is packed with facts about the Crystal Gems' powers, abilities, and origins, It also includes original art and a special introduction from Rebecca Sugar. This book is a must-have for any Steven Universe fan!

Leonetti s Housekeeper Bride

Leonetti s Housekeeper Bride Author Lynne Graham
ISBN-10 9780373134076
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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His Innocent Wife... The last thing Gaetano Leonetti wants is to be shackled in marriage, but to become CEO of his family's bank, his grandfather has decreed Gaetano must find a nice, ordinary woman to wed. Convinced his grandfather is mad, Gaetano sets about proving him wrong with housekeeper Poppy Arnold. With her outspoken nature and unusual dress sense, she's definitely not wife material! But it's not long before hardworking, self-sacrificing Poppy charms his grandfather and Gaetano's stuck with a union he didn't want and a bride he sinfully craves! Having set her up to fail, can he really take the precious gift of her virginity?

Principles of Managerial Finance Global Edition

Principles of Managerial Finance  Global Edition Author Lawrence J. Gitman
ISBN-10 9781292078243
Year 2015-02-27
Pages 928
Language en
Publisher Pearson Higher Ed
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For Introduction to Managerial Finance courses. Guide students through complex material with a proven learning goal system. This system—a hallmark feature of Principles of Managerial Finance—weaves pedagogy into concepts and practice, giving students a roadmap to follow through the text and supplementary tools. MyFinanceLab for Principles of Managerial Finance creates learning experiences that are truly personalized and continuously adaptive. MyFinanceLab reacts to how students are actually performing, offering data-driven guidance that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts—resulting in better performance in the course. A dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress means educators can spend less time grading and more time teaching. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how: Improve Results with MyFinanceLab: MyFinanceLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning. Guide Students with a Proven Learning Goal System: Integrating pedagogy with concepts and practical applications, this system presents the material students need to make effective financial decisions in a competitive business environment. Provide Real, Hands-on Examples and Connections: Personal finance connections, international considerations, and Excel® spreadsheet practice help students identify and apply concepts in their daily lives. Please note that the product you are purchasing does not include MyFinanceLab. MyFinanceLab Join over 11 million students benefiting from Pearson MyLabs. This title can be supported by MyFinanceLab, an online homework and tutorial system designed to test and build your understanding. Would you like to use the power of MyFinanceLab to accelerate your learning? You need both an access card and a course ID to access MyFinanceLab. These are the steps you need to take: 1. Make sure that your lecturer is already using the system Ask your lecturer before purchasing a MyLab product as you will need a course ID from them before you can gain access to the system. 2. Check whether an access card has been included with the book at a reduced cost If it has, it will be on the inside back cover of the book. 3. If you have a course ID but no access code, you can benefit from MyFinanceLab at a reduced price by purchasing a pack containing a copy of the book and an access code for MyFinanceLab (ISBN:9781292078342) 4. If your lecturer is using the MyLab and you would like to purchase the product... Go to www.myfinancelab.com to buy access to this interactive study programme. For educator access, contact your Pearson representative. To find out who your Pearson representative is, visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/replocator

Learning Drupal 8

Learning Drupal 8 Author Nick Abbott
ISBN-10 9781782168768
Year 2016-01-30
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Create complex websites quickly and easily using the building blocks of Drupal 8, the most powerful version of Drupal yet About This Book Build complete, complex websites with no prior knowledge of web development entirely using the intuitive Drupal user interface Follow a practical case study chapter-by-chapter to construct a complete website as you progress Ensure your sites are modern, responsive and mobile-friendly through utilizing the full features available in Drupal 8 Who This Book Is For If you want to learn to use Drupal 8 for the first time, or you are transitioning over from a previous version of Drupal, this is the book for you. No knowledge of PHP, MySQL, or HTML is assumed or required What You Will Learn Set up a local “stack” development environment and install your first Drupal 8 site Find out what is available in Drupal 8 core Define content types and taxonomies—and find out when you should do so Use the powerful Views module Get hands-on with image and media handling Extend Drupal using custom community modules Develop the look and feel of your website using Drupal themes Manage site users and permissions In Detail Drupal 8 sets a new standard for ease of use, while offering countless new ways to tailor and deploy your content to the Web. Drupal 8 allows user to easily customize data structures, listings, and pages, and take advantage of new capabilities for displaying data on mobile devices, building APIs, and adapting to multilingual needs. The book takes you step by step through building a Drupal 8 website. Start with the basics, such as setting up a local “stack” development environment and installing your first Drupal 8 site, then move on to image and media handling, and extending Drupal modules. Push your knowledge by getting to grips with the modular nature of Drupal, and learning to extend it by adding new functionalities to create your new modules. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop and manage a modern and responsive website using Drupal. Style and approach This is an absolute beginners' guide, providing step-by-step instructions to help you learn Drupal 8 from scratch.

Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric

Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric Author Haishi Bai
ISBN-10 9781509301911
Year 2016-06-01
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Microsoft Press
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Build exceptionally scalable cloud applications for fast-growing businesses Microsoft Azure Service Fabric makes it easier than ever before to build large-scale distributed cloud applications. You can quickly develop and update microservice-based applications, efficiently operate highly reliable hyperscale services, and deploy the same application code on public, hosted, or private clouds. This book introduces all key Azure Service Fabric concepts and walks you through implementing several real-world applications. You’ll find advanced design patterns, tuning tips, and lessons learned from early adopters—all from the perspective of developing and operating large projects in production. Microsoft Azure evangelist Haishi Bai shows how to: Implement background services and use stateless services to handle user requests Solve state-management problems in distributed systems Package, stage, and deploy applications Upgrade applications in place, with zero downtime Leverage Quality of Service (QoS) options throughout app design, implementation, and operation Manage Service Fabric clusters with Windows PowerShell and the Management Portal Configure Service Fabric Diagnostics and analyze collected data Test functionality and performance Design Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that capture and manage petabytes of data Handle demanding real-time data-streaming compute scenarios Understand multitenancy and single-tenancy as logical architecture choices Build Service Fabric game engines to support large-scale, multiplayer online games Model complex systems with the Service Fabric Actors Pattern About This Book For all cloud developers who want to create and operate large-scale distributed cloud applications by using Microsoft Azure Service Fabric For all IT professionals who want to integrate Windows Server and Microsoft Azure in any environment, including datacenters

Javelin Rain

Javelin Rain Author Myke Cole
ISBN-10 9781472211927
Year 2016-03-29
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A Shadow Ops Novel Javelin: the loss of a national security asset with strategic impact Rain: a crisis of existential proportions Javelin Rain incidents must be resolved immediately, by any means necessary, no matter the cost... Being a US Navy SEAL was Jim Schweitzer's life until the day he was killed. Now, his escape from the government that brought him back from the dead has been coded 'Javelin Rain'. Schweitzer and his family are on the run from his unit and, while he may be immortal, his wife and son are not. It's up to Jim to keep his family safe and free from the clutches of his former masters, whose plans could spell disaster not only for him, but for the entire nation...

Free Yourself from Smoking

Free Yourself from Smoking Author Kristina Ivings
ISBN-10 1856266575
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher
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This new, clinically proven approach shows that freeing yourself from smoking can even be enjoyable. Outlining a "three-pronged" attack, its chapters tackle physical addiction to nicotine, psychological dependence, and the roots of the habit itself. With quick, painless, and permanent methods, this is the only stop-smoking book you'll ever need.