She studied his bare forearms and saw no evidence of burns. 'Have you ever
heard of the Sand Men—the Ka'al?' 'I don't know what you're talking about.' Hardy
shifted impatiently. 'I have to go. I'm trying to get everyone back to the compound.
Author: Christopher Fowler
?The ultimate gated community is a human being with a closed mind.? JG Ballard In Dubai there?s a new world of high-luxury resorts emerging for the super-rich?but at what price to everyone else? Lea, Roy and their 15 year-old daughter Cara live in a gated community reserved for foreign workers. Roy has been hired to deal with teething problems at Dream World, a futuristic beach complex. In the oppressive heat, the wives appear happy to follow behind their husbands, cooking and arranging tea parties, but Lea finds herself a virtual prisoner in a land where Western women are regarded with indifference and suspicion. At least there are a few friendly outsiders who don?t enjoy the conformity of the ex-pat community?until one night, when the most outspoken one dies in a suspicious accident. It?s the first in a string of terrible occurrences that divide the foreign workers. Lea?s neighbours start to blame migrants, locals and even each other. Lea is convinced that deliberate acts of cruelty are being committed?but is there a real threat to her life, or is she becoming paranoid? And what if what she fears most is really happening? What happens in a world where only the rich are important? Welcome to a future that?s five minutes away, where rebellion against conformity can lead to the unthinkable ?
After battle reloads and damage repair, the battle units need constant phase
inspections for metal fatigue, engine inspections. Not to mention environmental
refits. Desert conditions require a sand filtering system. The same system could ...
Author: William Schlichter
Publisher: BHC Press/Indigo
The universe will never be the same Thirty years after the Battle of the Twin Suns… Smuggling weapons to rebel forces seeking to overthrow the Federation proved successful for the Silver Dragon crew. As war encroaches on the known galaxy, the crew’s personal agendas surface. Amye Jones especially seeks to escape her own sultry past, face her drinking abuse and deal with her perfect sister’s taunting. Directed toward their next secret mission for Admiral Maxtin, the crew discovers there are sinister forces hidden in the universe, seeking to destroy them.
Still, that does not shake the belief and trust and love one soldier develops for the lucky little girl. This book contains extreme violence and very strong language.
Author: Carl Reader
Publisher: Independently Published
During the Iraq War, a squad of soldiers comes upon some collateral damage , a little girl dressed in a white burqa at the bottom of a blast crater. When they discover she speaks English and Arabic, they decide to take her with them on a rogue combat mission, despite the danger that presents to her and others. As soon as they find her, one soldier is maimed suddenly and horribly, but despite that the reputation for survival of their mad Captain, who decided to entrust the squad to the little girl, is not questioned. She becomes an object of luck and their hope of survival. While kicking down doors in search of terrorists, while fighting and dying and killing, two of the soldiers who are lovers take the little girl to their hearts and plan on saving her after the war. Fate has another plan. The violence and untrustworthy nature of war take over, and while thinking they've found a way to end the conflict that day, a very different result ensues. Still, that does not shake the belief and trust and love one soldier develops for the lucky little girl. This book contains extreme violence and very strong language.
A dozen men gathered around in their long white galabas on top of the little hill,
their swords sheathed at their sides. The black camp dog spread out on the sand,
wagging its tail, watching the sun's descent. The glowing ball of fire sailed west ...
Author: Shafik Benjamin
In Pre-Islamic Arabia, newborn female babies are buried alive in the desert, a custom practiced to avoid a possible future shame on the men in their families. Amir Shams stumbles upon an infant being pulled from the sand by a mysterious man and woman. Suspicious, Shams follows them and in a twist of events, finds himself the adoptive father of six girls. One is the abandoned daughter of the King of Arbad and a palace slave girl. This is the story of King Basheer and his love for his lost daughter, Kismet. The story begins with the violent raid of a small tribe by the monstrous Elkot raiders, leaving only one young girl, Absa, in its wake, mute from the tragedies she has witnessed. While walking through the desert Absa is rescued and taken in by Prince Shams and his wife Maya. Consequently, the couple begins to rescue baby girls from death, including Kismet, the daughter of King Basheer of Arbad, who lost his child to a palace scandal involving his beloved slave Jasmin. In the hands of Prince Shams and Maya, the girls grow up into strong empowered women who seize their destiny through skill and commitment. As they mature, they excel in combat and don beards as a disguise when ridding the desert of vicious gangs in their military force of over 400 warriors. Kasem (i.e. Kismet disguised during battle as the leader of the female army) isn't recognized when she and the girls go up against some city dwellers and the tribe of Beni Zedan. Kismet finds that the Chief of Beni Zedan is none other than her uncle who attempted the life of her half-brother, Amir Badr, the son of King Basheer, in order to avenge the death of both her and her mother, Jasmin. Follow the pages of Kismet In The Sand and discover the tragic love of King Basheer and his lost daughter, Kismet, and to journey with girls of Shams as they fight for their future, uncovering their identity in a tale of love, loss and destiny.
Even though the storm was blowing sand at them like a sand blaster, his men
were steadily laying down fire against the terrorists. Men were falling like
dominos in a Dominican domino game. Two of Samir's men went down from the
Author: Wayne M. Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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flattened out so that sand and stones from the sea floor now swept over the
broken sides to settle in amongst the wreckage, there to be pounded by the tidal
currents and the surging waves into a compact caked mass of conglomerate for
Author: Edward Ellsberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
“Ellsberg’s writings chronicled his experiences and attitudes on the topic of marine salvage in a manner which has no equal in naval literature.” —War History Online Commander Edward Ellsberg rose to fame after leading the harrowing effort to raise the sunken submarine S-51 just off Long Island. That is where he begins Men Under the Sea, his tribute to and history of the men who risk everything to plunge into the blackness of the deep sea. Ellsberg holds an expert’s knowledge of deep-sea salvage, and that knowledge has put him repeatedly on the front lines of some of the world’s worst wrecks. After the S-51, Ellsberg goes on to the heartrending tale of the sinking of the submarine S-4, which sank after a collision with forty sailors aboard. Commander Ellsberg races to the scene through land, air, and sea to search for potential survivors trapped aboard the sunken sub. Ellsberg also regales readers with stories of some of the most famous underwater missions in history, such as men submerging deep to recover £5 million worth of gold from the wreck of the Laurentic, bringing vast treasures from the ocean bottom, and diving to rescue thirty-three survivors from the stricken submarine Squalus. Ellsberg’s passion, experience, and natural narrative talent turn Men Under the Sea into an unforgettable voyage.
At twilight that very evening, unbeknown to the men at the Alamo, Santa Anna's
two thousand troops pitched camp on the banks of the Rio Medina, a scant
twenty-five miles south of San Antonio. Late on Monday afternoon, February 22,
Author: Al Lacy
The Kane Legacy: faith, love, courage, and strength. In nineteenth-century Texas, they’re going to need it. In 1835, Alan Kane and his family come to the Circle C Ranch in Texas, little dreaming what the future holds in both blessing and danger. Beautiful Julia Miller, daughter of a Louisiana plantation owner, has captured Alan’s heart, but he hardly dares to hope for her hand. Then Colonel William Travis calls for the men of Texas to rally against Mexico’s General Santa Anna. Full of honor and courage, brothers Alan and Adam join up with Jim Bowie to do their part. The plan centers on holding a Franciscan mission known as the Alamo and soon includes Davy Crockett and his Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. As battle looms, what is God’s purpose for the Kane men? Can they share their eternal hope with men ready to die for Texas? Will brotherly bonds overcome a jealous secret in the face of death? And just what will endure of the Kane legacy? From the Trade Paperback edition.
And each worea robe that blended with the desert sand. A massive bonfire lit the
area and gaveit a strange atmosphere. “Whatdo you think Cacy?” Cale asked.
But Cacy was asleep. As they slowly approached the group, the men looked ...
Author: Mikhail Lerma
Publisher: Permuted Press
Cale was sent to Iraq with the usual thoughts any Soldier going to war might have; being lonely away from his family, not wanting to take another human's life, and above all, the fear of never returning home. Although well trained, nothing could have prepared him for the horror he was about to face. Cale never thought the thing that could keep him from ever seeing his wife and daughter again would be a zombie apocalypse. As he and a handful of fellow Soldiers escape their base after a massive zombie attack, becoming deserters in order to survive, he begins the long and unexpected journey home through the harsh terrain of the desert; a barren landscape now swarming with not only undead cannibals, but also the enemy he was originally sent to fight. The newly formed group plans to travel west, find a boat and maybe, with a bit of luck, make it back to America. Cale is tested beyond his imagination and brought to the brink of insanity as he loses friends while fighting the flesh eating masses. He risks his life for weeks, focused on holding his wife and daughter in his arms again. It seems all hope is lost when he finds himself alone and adrift at sea ... but is hope really lost?
“Just before Floyd died, he must have been working about fifty men. With Floyd
gone, they didn't know what would happen to them. Some of them had worked for
Floyd all their lives. Where could they go? So, they got together and talked about
Author: J. Cooper
Architect Joy Carlisle welcomes the change of scenery as she drives from Atlanta to Florida's Panhandle to remodel an old beach house. She's just discovered that her fiance, Alan, is having an affair with his legal assistant, and Joy wants to put as much space between them as possible. Upon arriving at the beach house, Joy becomes absorbed in the white sandy beaches, the beautiful gulf water, the flavor of the old south, and the caring community. She also becomes attracted to Rowe Cutter, the brother of the owner of the beach house. Hard-working and morally upstanding, Rowe owns both a fishing enterprise and a construction business and is considered the area's most eligible bachelor. But Alan, who treats Joy as more of a possession than a loving companion, is not ready to accept that their relationship is over; he won't give up without a fight. While working hard to prove herself in her chosen profession, Joy must also look deep inside herself for answers to the quandary in her personal life. Will she honor her commitment to Alan, or will she follow her heart with Rowe?"
42—I think about seventy or eighty, including men, women, and children, were
killed; twenty-five or thirty of them were warriors probably, and the rest women,
children, boys, and old men. [The Indian barbarities practiced were] The worst I
Author: Stan Hoig
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Sometimes called "The Chivington Massacre" by those who would emphasize his responsibility for the attack and "The Battle of Sand Creek" by those who would imply that it was not a massacre, this event has become one of our nation’s most controversial Indian conflicts. The subject of army and Congressional investigations and inquiries, a matter of vigorous newspaper debates, the object of much oratory and writing biased in both directions, the Sand Creek Massacre very likely will never be completely and satisfactorily resolved. This account of the massacre investigates the historical events leading to the battle, tracing the growth of the Indian-white conflict in Colorado Territory. The author has shown the way in which the discontent stemming from the treaty of Fort Wise, the depredations committed by the Cheyennes and Arapahoes prior to the massacre, and the desire of some of the commanding officers for a bloody victory against the Indians laid the groundwork for the battle at Sand Creek.
—Library Journal “Men, and the women who love them, might actually read The
Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health. ... Men need to take their heads
out of the sand, put on their glasses, and read this informative book by Dr. Simon.
Author: Harvey B. Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A practical guide to male health issues, presented in an accessible format, provides coverage of specific conditions and outlines a four-part program for health maintenance that involves diet, exercise, supplements, and behavior modification. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The old man hitched his horse to the hawser on the front of the fishing boat and
with a gentle urging ; the horse pulled the boat up onto higher sand next to a
waiting wagon . The men unloaded their nets of fish into wire baskets and haul
Author: Alice M. Drobney
Publisher: alice m.drobney
A young girl leaves the farm life she grew up in to seek a better life. Remembering her few vacations at the seashore, the lure of those memories draws her to the New Jersey shore. Elizabeth Downs finds out about romance, the wonders of real love, the horrors of war and the meaning of true friendship.
Another month, and the sand would tumble over theroofand pileuparound the
frontdoor. ... flocks of crows hanging majestically inthe air, blacks wingsunbeating
, ridingthat rolling zephyr that marched infrom No Man's Land andcarried with it
Author: Hugh Howey
Publisher: Random House
The new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy. Part two of Sand by Hugh Howey. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost.
... cave in and remove all three men, together with the Arab Legion.19 'We must
remove the ingrained suspicions which three weeks ago were making it
impossible to concert on a sensible basis plans regarding security, propaganda
and other ...
Author: James Barr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A fascinating insight into the untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East. In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. They drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier, and together remade the map of the Middle East, with Britain’s 'mandates' of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, and France's in Lebanon and Syria. Over the next thirty years a sordid tale of violence and clandestine political manoeuvring unfolded, told here through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle. Using declassified papers from the British and French archives, James Barr vividly depicts the covert, deadly war of intrigue and espionage between Britain and France to rule the Middle East, and reveals the shocking way in which the French finally got their revenge. ‘The very grubby coalface of foreign policy … I found the entire book most horribly addictive’ Independent ‘One of the unexpected responses to reading this masterful study is amazement at the efforts the British and French each put into undermining the other’ The Spectator
'Water for my men and horses. Then I need to speak to the village ... 'Your men
and beasts can help themselves. As for the village elders – that will not be easy.
... But be quick about it.' 'I'll do what I can.' The man's eyes narrowed suspiciously.
Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! THE EAGLE IN THE SAND is the action-packed seventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell. 'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' Independent Judaea in AD 46. Roman centurions Cato and Macro have been posted to Judaea for a 'hearts and minds' operation. The Empire needs to win over the locals after some of their religious figures have started revolts - and since the Romans crucified the last charismatic Judaean leader, the natives' rebellions have become bolder. Not only are these small villages causing trouble, but there are also thousands of Parthians eager to fight Rome. With the threat of suicide attacks and even all-out war, Cato and Macro have their peace-keeping work cut out...
Hercules joined a party of tourists who visited the southern Sahara in Algeria on
a camel caravan with the Tuareg “Blue Men.” Their skin was blue because they
dyed cotton cloth blue and wrapped the veil called a tagilmust, which was twenty
Author: Deborah Mboya
Publisher: Author House
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin and His Magic Lamp travel across North Africa to find their good fortune, but stop in Libya. Imhotep meets a Pharaoh in Egypt and the mosquitoes bug Sudan.
It plots Will's scaly stepping stones back to his childhood innocence, when anything was possible and the wild was everywhere. *** '[Will Millard] is a master wordsmith and his first book is a joyful testament to that' Isabelle Broom, Heat ...
Author: Will Millard
Publisher: Penguin UK
'A wonderfully fluent account of how the strange magic of water and the beings that inhabit it can enchant and intoxicate' Chris Yates Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank, whiling away the day catching fish. As he grew older his competitive urge to catch more and bigger fish led him away from that natural connection between him, his grandfather and the rivers of his home. That is, until the fateful day he let a record-breaking sand eel slip through his fingers and he knew that he had lost the magic of those days down by the river, and that something had to change. The Old Man and the Sand Eel is at its heart the story of three generations of men trying to figure out what it is to be a man, a father and a fisherman. It plots Will's scaly stepping stones back to his childhood innocence, when anything was possible and the wild was everywhere. *** '[Will Millard] is a master wordsmith and his first book is a joyful testament to that' Isabelle Broom, Heat '[Will Millard] writes with a genuine sense of humility (...) humour and reflection' Kevin Parr, Countryfile 'Delightful and informative (...) beautifully drawn (...)The Old Man and The Sand Eel will be enjoyed by anyone who loves the challenge and mystery of baiting a hook and plopping it into the water' Spectator 'This is post-modern nature writing that embraces beauty where it finds it and marvels at nature's tenacity (...) But there's more here than just fish. This is also a book about growing up, about how to retain a connection with those who raised you while forging your own identity - what to keep and what to discard. And it's about men. The strong surges of emotion that both draw them together and keep them apart, and the shared pastimes which recognise that intimacy and meaning aren't always accompanied by words' Olivia Edward, Geographical