Michael M. Alvarez. The Last Place God Made THE LAST PLACE GOD MADE THE LAST PLACE GOD MADE. Michael M. Alvarez 3063-ALVA-softfront.
Author: Michael M. Alvarez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Nicholas Madrid, Tucson private investigator, thought he had seen it all, but his most bizarre case yet begins when dark-haired, long-legged Lucia Calderon asks Nick to find her missing little brother. What Nick ultimately finds, will change the "Old Pueblo" forever. The puzzling mystery begins with a girl who is killed twice! Was Cindy Dexter killed during a cult ritual, or was she murdered to cover up an even more heinous crime? Cindy's murder also triggers a macabre chain of events that include: - the murders of three innocent people; - the discovery of an efficient, high-profit drug smuggling ring; - the unholy activities of a Satanic cult linked directly to organized crime; - and the shattering revelation that some of the city's most powerful and influential businessmen belong to a secret society of pedophiles. On the trail of a frightened teenager, coerced into participating in a ritualistic murder, Nick delves deeper and deeper into a labyrinthine cobweb of treacherous lies, deception, and brutal murders. Before he can prove a naive boy's innocence, Nick must first unravel a nightmarish maze that stretches from the mayor's office to the seedy back alleys of Tucson--the sunshine land of saguaros, roadrunners, and retirees. After Lucia Calderon is kidnapped, Nick is forced into a violent confrontation with one of the drug world's most ruthless and deadliest drug emperors, a Colombian named Santiago Robles. In order to save his beautiful client's life, Nick Madrid must journey to a desolate, forgotten Arizona town, Ultimo Lugar, perched on the Mexican border--a forbidden drug smuggler's haven that lies between heaven and hell and is sagely referred to by the locals as...THE LAST PLACE GOD MADE.
Danielle nodded. “What do you think will happen? How can she help? What makes you think she'd want to?” My new client was quiet for a minute. Then she
said, “Do you believe in God, Roxane?” I smiled. “No comment.” Danielle smiled
Author: Kristen Lepionka
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Sarah Cook, a beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend Brad Stockton - black and from the wrong side of the tracks - was convicted of the murders and sits on death row, though he always maintained his innocence. With his execution only weeks away, his devoted sister, insisting she has spotted Sarah at a local gas station, hires PI Roxane Weary to look again at the case. Reeling from the recent death of her cop father, Roxane finds herself drawn to the story of Sarah's vanishing act, especially when she thinks she's linked Sarah's disappearance to one of her father's unsolved murder cases involving another teen girl. Despite her self-destructive tendencies, Roxane starts to hope that maybe she can save Brad's life and her own. With echoes of Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane and the hit podcast Serial, The Last Place You Look is the gripping debut of both a bold new voice and character.
He liked to stand on the hill behind the village which gave him a clear view down
over the whitewashed homesteads which huddled ... It was the last place God made at the end of the sixth day and he hadn't enough material on hand to finish
Author: Mike McCormack
Publisher: Random House
CROWE'S REQUIEM tells the story of John Crowe, a young man born into a village without any apparent history or contact with the outside world. Coming under the tutelage of his mad, beloved grandfather, Crowe is introduced to an existence he feels compelled to understand but is doomed forever to find elusive and mystifying. Breaking free of the old man's spell - drifting through the city hoping to complete his education - he embarks on a sudden, erotic affair with Marian, a young woman with a broken claim to divinity. Unable to see himself except through a prison of fictions, Crowe's life begins to escape him. Love story and gothic fairy tale, teeming with ghosts, sorcerors and vagrants, CROWE'S REQUIEM is in eerie and treacherous meditation on the nature of storytelling by one of Ireland's finest new writers.
... Eye of the Storm The Eagle Has Flown Cold Harbor Memories of a Dance-Hall
Romeo A Season in Hell Night of the Fox Confessional Exocet Touch the Devil
Luciano's Luck Solo Day of Judgement Storm Warning The Last Place God Made
Author: Jack Higgins
Outspoken Russian writer Alexander Kurbsky wanted to "disappear" into the West. To avoid the wrath of the ruling elite, he makes elaborate plans with covert experts Charles Ferguson and Sean Dillon for his escape. It's a real coup for the West-except for one thing: Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. And his master plan is about to unfold.
He remembered coming here as a young boy and thinking this must be the last place God made. ... It had been a skating rink but when that boom finished, he
had seen the impact that 'talking-films' were going to make, and made a plunge
Author: John Butler
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
It is the early 1940s; Jack is a young man leaving university at odds with himself. Set aside from his peers fighting in the Second World War he tries to make a career in banking but finding himself a square peg in a round hole, decided to enter the teaching profession which takes him to urban and rural schools in post war Britain. This is the story of his many escapades. It is the tale of how he handles work, romantic attachments and manages to wriggle out of the tightest of situations. Jack’s story is true of all of us who go through life searching. Then suddenly opportunity knocks for him – it is an opportunity you’d have to be mad to take –he takes the plunge, but at the end he is in for a surprise. ‘The Life that Jack Built’ teaches us about the demons within ourselves and makes us question if destiny is mapped out for us all. A fascinating and heart-warming tale that is personal, historical and humorous with moments of passion, pathos and fear. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
Prince , who was rather gay , did not altogether like his new home . I remember
hearing him telling the cook , “ Conwayboro ' must have been the last place God made , " but I think poor Prince was at that moment rather cross ; this , however ...
Clunton and Clunbury , Clungunford and Clun , Are the drunkenest I st places
under the sun . ... Longfellow ' s Tales of a Wayside Inn . ' Huglith ( a solitary hill -
farm near Pulverbatch ) was the last place God made , and He never allowed the
I thought I made that clear at our first meeting. You must ... “I do not consider
driving to the Eastern Shore at the last minute to be an emergency.” “Sorry,” she
... God forbid that should make me a day late for this court-ordered charade.” She
Author: Laura Lippman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Private Investigator Tess Monaghan knows all about the darker side of human nature, not least from her days as a reporter. But she never expected to be on the receiving end of a court sentence to attend six months' counselling for Anger Management. Tess starts the counselling - but then her attention turns to a series of unsolved homicides. They appear to be overlooked cases of domestic violence. But the more Tess investigates, the more she is convinced that there is just one culprit. The Maryland State Police are sure that the serial killer Tess is now looking for is dead. So he can't be a threat. Can he? But he is very much alive and has found another victim to stalk: Tess.
Gunner Ray Ellis, 425 Bty At last they went to the Asluj firing camp on 1 May. The
strenuous drive through open ... 'When we got down to Asluj it really was like the last place God made – the most awful desert!'46 The men had been warned ...
Author: Peter Hart
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The Second World War is vanishing into the pages of history. The veterans were once all around us, but their numbers are fast diminishing. While still in their prime many recorded their memories with Peter Hart for the Imperial War Museum. As these old soldiers now fade away their voices from the front are still strong with a rare power to bring the horrors of war back to vivid life. The South Notts Hussars were the pride of Nottingham. A territorial artillery unit made up of a strange mixture of miners from Hucknall, the clerical classes working in Nottingham and some of the richest families in Nottinghamshire. They went to war as a widely disparate group. Their service in North Africa was dramatic in the extreme. Trapped in Tobruk for six months their 25-pounder guns helped keep Rommel's panzers at bay. By the time they moved forward to take up their positions at Knightsbridge in the Gazala Lines in the Spring of 1942 they had been welded into a real band of brothers proud of their proven fighting ability. Caught without infantry or tank support in the Cauldron they were ordered to fight to the last round. This is their story.
Anthropologists have spoken about the “ Vanishing Gael ” , “ Life and Last Days
of an Island Community ” , “ Change and Decline in the West of Ireland ” , “ The Last Place God Made ” and “ A Dying Civilization ” , to mention but a few ...
Author: Nina Witoszek
Category: Literary Criticism
Talking to the Dead is an essay on death and its tenacious hold on Irish culture. There are few traditions in which funerary motifs have been so ubiquitous in literature, popular rituals, folk representations, public rhetorics, even constructions of place. There are even fewer cultures in which funerary genres and preoccupations constitute the central thread of continuity. The Irish Theatrum Mortis is not simply an obsession of writers from the bards to Beckett and Heaney. Nor is it confined to contemporary Republican iconography. It is to be found in the pages of the local press, in acts of ritual resistance to unpopular decisions, in the way in which significant public events are narrated and framed. Though the funerary Ireland presented here may well yield to the new, positive self-image of the Celtic Tiger, it is the authors' contention that at the end of the twentieth century the funerary sign continues to define Irish identity. For good and ill, it is the centre that holds.
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DanceHall Romeo A Season in Hell Night of the Fox Confessional Exocet Touch
the Devil Luciano's Luck Solo Day of Judgment Storm Warning The Last Place God Made ...
Author: Jack Higgins
“Death is the midnight runner.” – Arab proverb Higgins’ last novel, Edge of Danger, was “hugely entertaining,” said the Los Angeles Times. “The publisher describes it as a powerful thriller, and it’s no lie.” At its end, the murderous Arab/English Rashid family lay decimated – but not extinct. And that may have been Sean Dillon’s fatal error. Her brothers killed one by one, Kate Rashid swears vengeance on all who have harmed her family. Never mind that they tried to assassinate the President of the United States, that villainy ran in their veins. They were her brothers, and her enemies would pay. British agent Sean Dillon…White House operative Blake Johnson…the President himself…their time was coming, and only she knew how – or when. Brilliantly suspenseful, Midnight Runner is further proof that, in the words of the Associated Press, “when it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd – Jack Higgins.”
My ability to see into the future was so limited that I had trust that God, or as some
would have it, my Higher Power, would provide me with answers later if I just did
everything I could right now. I've continued to keep that philosophy with me as ...
Author: Herbert D. Blake
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The true story of a man who spent twenty-three years behind bars and the lessons he learned about spirituality, forgiveness, and God’s love. Since his release, Herb Blake committed his life to restorative justice and became a catalyst for positive change. His journey is our journey, as our choices create a self-imposed prison or freedom and joy.
“Well, this is about the last place God made,” growled Cooper, the crimson thread
of kinship running conspicuously through his observation, notwithstanding its
narrow provinciality. “Roll up, Port Phillipersl the Sydney man 's goin' to strike a ...
Author: Tom Collins
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
An Australian classic, first published in 1903. Described by its author as of 'temper democratic; bias, offensively Australian', Such is Life gives an illuminating portrait of humanity and of Australia. 'Such is life,' said Ned Kelly on the scaffold, kindly providing a title for this 'offensively Australian' classic: the splendidly farcical, tragical reminiscences of Tom Collins, philosopher and rogue. As he drives his bullock team across the plains of the Riverina and Northern Victoria, Tom becomes wildly entangled in the fate of others - like Rory O’Halloran, the two Alfs (Nosey and Warrigal), Mrs Beaudesart and Hungry Buckley of Baroona - recreating the humour, the pathos and the irony he knew as part of life in the bush. This is the tough-talking, law-dodging world of the 1880s, where swagmen and bullockies sleep out under the stars with 'grandeur, peace and purity above; squalor, worry and profanity below'. These inspired yarns are woven into one of the greatest books of Australian literature, combining a genius for story-telling with a wry wit and a deep feeling for the harsh sun-baked land and the people who worked it.
Then when Jesus does return that the "Hour Glass of God" will be turned back
over but this time it will never run out! ... There will be some people in Heaven
that we will see that made their "decision for Christ" at the very last possible
moment and received the ... you come in last place and be in first place-at the
Author: Frank Niezgoda
Publisher: Xulon Press
"Fish Food" is intended to reach and touch people in a simple way in a complicated world. Each teaching and story is intended to inspire and stir up spirits. Read these stories and allow yourself some simple, peaceful time in the Lord. You may laugh. You may cry. You may be challenged by the challenging nature of some of the teachings; but above all let the stories soak in and satisfy you! May you get "hooked" on Jesus, hooked on this book and hook some friends for Jesus today!
... Than if he fel and overthrewe The hors and sticked in the mire . ” Barney
Cassel ( Barnard Castle ] , the last place that God made . North . Barton under
Needwood , Dunstall in the Dale : Sitenhill for a pretty girl , and Burton for good
The previous day Berg had called from Bodo airport on the journey up from Oslo,
he'd then called twice from Ragna's, and now, a fourth ... Berg stalked angrily
away from the old man's place. ... He thought: Thiswas thelast place God made.
Author: Clare Francis
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
In the chill of the Cold War, two Norwegians are shot dead after straying into Soviet wilderness, killings that will bind together three people in a web of treachery and passion: Halvard Starheim, veteran explorer, torn by the deaths of his friends and his love for a beautiful woman, Ragna Johansen, the exquisitely attractive widow of one of the dead men on a desperate search for love and fulfilment, Rolf Berg, brilliant Norwegian journalist whose secret other life holds the key to a deadly conspiracy. The mission for the truth will lead them to a final confrontation in the freezing wastes of an Arctic wolf winter . . . 'A magnificent read. Move over Frederick Forsyth and Hammond Innes' Sunday Telegraph 'The classically structured spy thriller has rarely been better done' New York Times
Meanwhile the helm had been put hard up , the jib “ two blocked , ” and the old
brig , paying off slowly , moved seaward , turning tail to the “ last place God ever made , ” as the captain called it ; and our homeward voyage was begun . Every