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The Lightning Rod

By Brad Meltzer
  • ISBN Code: : 0062892428
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 311
  • Category : Fiction
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New York Times Bestseller “Nola is the most accomplished kicker of ass since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” —A. J. Finn Zig and Nola are back—in the hugely entertaining, highly anticipated follow-up to Brad Meltzer’s #1 New York Times bestselling thriller The Escape Artist. What’s the one secret no one knows about you? Archie Mint has a secret. He’s led a charmed life—he’s got a beautiful wife, two impressive kids, and a successful military career. But when he’s killed while trying to stop a robbery in his own home, his family is shattered—and then shocked when the other shoe drops. Mint’s been hiding criminal secrets none of them could have imagined. While working on Mint’s body before his funeral, mortician “Zig” Zigarowski discovers something he was never meant to see. That telling detail leads him to Mint’s former top secret military unit and his connection to artist Nola Brown. Two years ago, Nola saved Zig’s life—so he knows better than most that she’s as volatile and dangerous as a bolt of lightning. Following Nola’s trail, he uncovers one of the U.S. government’s most intensely guarded secrets—an undisclosed military facility that dates back to the Cold War and holds the key to something far more sinister: a hidden group willing to compromise the very safety and security of America itself. Trouble always finds her… She’s the lightning rod.

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  • Pdf File: hunter-killer.pdf

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Pike Logan tracks highly-trained Russian assassins to Brazil in this blistering, action-packed thriller from New York Times bestselling author and former Special Forces Officer Brad Taylor. “It’s an excellent read, and I greatly enjoyed it.” —Nelson DeMille Pike Logan and the Taskforce were once the apex predators, an unrivaled hunting machine that decimated those out to harm the United States, but they may have met their match. While Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill prepare to join their team on a counter-terrorist mission in the triple frontier—the lawless tri-border region where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet—they are targeted in Charleston, South Carolina. A vicious explosion kills a friend, and the perpetrators have set it up to look like an accident. While the authorities believe this was not foul play, Pike knows the attack was meant for him. When he loses contact with the team in South America, Pike is convinced he and the Taskforce are under assault. His men are the closest thing to family that Pike has, which means he will do anything, even ignore direct orders to stand down, to find them. Pike and Jennifer head to Brazil to investigate their disappearance and run headlong into a crew of Russian assassins. Within days they are entangled in a byzantine scheme involving Brazilian politics and a cut-throat battle for control of offshore oil fields. Forged in combat, the Russians are the equal of anything the Taskforce has encountered before, but they make a mistake in attacking Pike’s team, because Pike has a couple of elite Israeli assassins of his own. And Pike will stop at nothing to protect his family.

Dead Even

By Brad Meltzer
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062084844
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 859
  • Pdf File: dead-even.pdf

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“Heart-stopping intensity.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Meltzer has come up with a gem of a plot….It breezes along in high gear….[A] highly recommended suspenser.” —Chicago Tribune In this second novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, husband and wife face off in a legal thriller that poses the most chilling question of all: How far would you go to save the one you love? Sara Tate, a Manhattan assistant DA, is on the brink of losing her job. But then she takes a case that may be able to secure her future. Trouble is, it’s much more complicated—and deadly—than it initially appears. While forces within her own office plot against her, an outside threat takes things to another level: Win the case or her attorney husband, Jared, will die. But Jared has received threats, too. Forced to defend the opposition, he learns that, if he loses the case, Sara will be killed. With everything on the line for both of them, husband and wife battle it out—at court and at home—while maintaining the terrible secret behind their motives. Caught in a struggle of rollercoaster emotions and shocking betrayals, Jared and Sara must face the unthinkable: No matter who wins, one of them may die.

The Lightning Rod

By Ged Gillmore
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  • Publisher : deGrevilo
  • Book Code : 064818904X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 464
  • Pdf File: the-lightning-rod.pdf

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All she wanted was an Uber – instead she got a corpse. When gunshots ring out on a respectable Sydney street, Anna Moore finds herself sharing an Uber with a dead man. To make matters worse, the dead man was part of the feared Mendoza drug cartel, and now Anna's the only one who knows his whispered last words. Ruthless undercover cop, Charlie Hall, sees a perfect opportunity when she interviews Anna. Charlie has a secret agenda, and Anna might just be the perfect pawn for her to use to bring down Mendoza's operation. Meanwhile, the Uber driver, Bassam, still has the dead man's bags in his trunk. He should tell the cops. But what harm will it do to take a look first? The cops want results. The drug cartel wants no loose ends. As Anna, Bassam and Charlie descend into the murky depths of the criminal underworld they'll have to trust each other to outwit Mendoza. But when pressure mounts and morality blurs, the three will face a desperate fight that only two of them will survive... THE LIGHTNING ROD is a gripping crime thriller set in Sydney and the Philippines. A tightly woven story with razor-sharp dialogue and flawed characters you can root for, this is a smart page-turner that will hook you until the last line. ---- PRAISE FOR THE LIGHTNING ROD ---- "Gillmore made his characters come alive and kept the pace swift… With plot twists happening at lightning speed, there is little time for anything but to keep turning the pages of The Lightning Rod" - READERS' FAVORITE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ For fans of riveting crime thrillers and hard-boiled Australian crime fiction - THE LIGHTNING ROD is perfect for fans of Garry Disher, Alan Carter, Chris Hammer, Dave Warner, Jane Harper, Harlan Coben and Peter Temple. Get it now. Search terms: Australia, Australian, Australian crime fiction, crime, crime fiction, crime thriller, detective, drugs, drug cartel, drug syndicate, female cop, hard-boiled, international, kriminalromane, krimis, lad lit, men’s adventure, mob, mysteries, mystery, mystery & detective, mystery and detective, Mystery & Thrillers, Mystery and Thrillers, Mystery and thrillers hard- boiled, Mystery and thrillers noir, Mystery & Thrillers suspense, organised crime, organized crime, police procedural, suspense, syndicate, thriller, thrillers

Lightning Rod Conference

By Various
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : EAN:4064066134662
  • Total of Pages : 2045
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 877
  • Pdf File: lightning-rod-conference.pdf

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"Lightning Rod Conference" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Lightning Rod

By Mullin Garr
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  • Publisher : Olympia Press
  • Book Code : 1626575002
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 897
  • Pdf File: lightning-rod.pdf

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In L.A., a Latino boxer finds an easier way to pay the bills while training. He puts his skills to work in the ring and in the bedroom, with an elaborate, unscheduled training session down in Baja. Excerpted in the Second Reader.

Skylanders Mask of Power: Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen

By Onk Beakman
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 1409392015
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: skylanders-mask-of-power.pdf

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The greatest Storm Titan of them all is about to make a royal appointment with his biggest challenge yet. Lightning Rod teams up with Drobot, Double Trouble and Pop Fizz to journey to a far-off city where the locals have an eye for trouble! From the pen of Onk Beakman comes the third tale in the Mask of Power series, based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders video games.

The Piazza Tales

By The Piazza Tales
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 963
  • Pdf File: the-piazza-tales.pdf

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A collection of six short stories first published in 1856. This was Melville's only short story collection, and it consisted of the following tales: The Piazza; Bartleby; Benito Cereno; The Lightning-rod Man; The Encantadas or, Enchanted Isles; and, The Bell-tower.

Out of the Blue

By John Friedman
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0440337828
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 133
  • Pdf File: out-of-the-blue.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The odds of being hit by lightning each year are only about 1 in 750,000 in the U.S. And yet this rare phenomenon has inspired both fear and fascination for thousands of years. In this groundbreaking, brilliantly researched book, journalist John S. Friedman probes lightning’s scientific, spiritual, and cultural roots. Blending vibrant history with riveting first-hand accounts of those who have clashed with lightning and lived to tell about it, Out of the Blue charts an extraordinary journey across the ages that explores our awe and dread in the face of one of nature’s most fearsome spectacles. Herman Melville called it “God’s burning finger.” The ancient Romans feared it as the wrath of God. Today we have a more scientific understanding, so why our eternal fascination with lightning? Out of the Blue attempts to understand this towering force of nature, exploring the changing perceptions of lightning from the earliest civilizations through Ben Franklin’s revolutionary experiments to the hair-raising adventures of storm chasers like David Hoadley, who’s been chronicling extreme weather for half a century. And Friedman describes one of the most treacherous rescues ever attempted in American mountain climbing. Friedman profiles a Virginia ranger who was struck by lightning seven times—and dubbed the human lightning rod—along with scores of others who tell astonishing tales of rescue and survival. And he charts lightning’s profound, life-altering effects on the emotional and spiritual lives of its victims. Combining captivating fact with thrilling personal stories, Out of the Blue tells a remarkable true tale of fate and coincidence, discovery and divine retribution, science and superstition. As entertaining as it is informative, it is a book for outdoor adventurers, sports enthusiasts, science and weather buffs, nature lovers, and anyone who has ever been awed or frightened by the sight of lightning.

UHV Transmission Technology

By China Electric Power Research Institute
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0128052805
  • Total of Pages : 776
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 493
  • Pdf File: uhv-transmission-technology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

UHV Transmission Technology enables power system employees and the vast majority of those caring for UHV transmission technology to understand and master key technologies of UHV transmission. This book can be used as a technical reference and guide for future UHV projects. UHV transmission has many advantages for new power networks due to its capacity, long distance potential, high efficiency and low loss. Development of UHV transmission technology is led by infrastructure development and renewal, as well as smart grid developments, which can use UHV power networks as the transmission backbone for hydropower, coal, nuclear power and large renewable energy bases. UHV is a key enabling technology for optimal allocation of resources across large geographic areas, and has a key role to play in reducing pressure on energy and land resources. Provides a complete reference on the latest ultra-high voltage transmission technologies Covers practical applications made possible by theoretical material, extensive proofs, applied systems examples and real world implementations, including coverage of problem solving and design and manufacturing guidance Includes case studies of AC and DC demonstration projects Features input from a world-leading UHV team

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Civil Engineering, ICOCE 2022, Singapore

By Eric Strauss
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 9811939837
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: proceedings-of-the-6th-international-conference-on-civil-engineering-icoce-2022-singapore.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book presents a collection of articles from the 6th International Conference on Civil Engineering, 2022, held in Singapore. Important advances in the application of newly discovered technologies are highlighted in order to address many of society's contemporary problems in resilience, energy production, security, and bioproducts. Multiple fields of inquiry address the use of global engineering methods to promote governmental and industrial policies that reduce pollution, protect existing structures from natural disasters as well as discuss successful engineering management practices in a variety of countries throughout the world. This book consists of refereed submissions submitted by international scholars from multiple disciplines discussing emerging topics in civil and environmental engineering. The emphasis is on ideas that can influence public policy to promote energy management, air and water pollution control, and green infrastructure. The topics covered provide an excellent beginning for interested students, researchers, and industry professionals to understand emerging trends in technical research on a worldwide basis.