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.
He liked to stand on the hill behind the village which gave him a clear view down over the ... “ This is the last place God made , ” he told me .
Author: Mike McCormack
Publisher: Soho Press
Originally published in 1998, the first novel from the author of Booker-listed Solar Bones, Crowe's Requiem, is an eerie, fable-like work that confirmed Mike McCormack as a stunning new voice in world literature. McCormack’s myth-tinged debut novel gives us the unforgettable Crowe and his endlessly curious and self-mythologizing stories. Crowe is born in the remote village of Furnace in the West of Ireland and raised by his grandfather, a man of “madness and bullying love,” who teaches him grim lessons about existence. Entirely silent until his third birthday, Crowe becomes an observant and isolated teenager, eventually leaving Furnace for university in a “wrong-footed” and bewildering city. There he meets a woman who will change his life and outlook, but a diagnosis with a rare and fatal aging disease means that his time with her will be cut tragically short. A profound, philosophical, and darkly funny meditation on childhood, aging, and the nature of life and death, Crowe’s Requiem challenges us with the powers and limits of stories to capture the pains, wonders, and mysteries of being a person in a “wrong world.”
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.
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.
Of the Hundred of Hoo, the area of territory between the Thames and the river Medway, it has been said that “it is the last place God made—and never ...
Author: Peter Ackroyd
In this perfect companion to London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes about connections between the Thames and such historical figures as Julius Caesar and Henry VIII, and offers memorable portraits of the ordinary men and women who depend upon the river for their livelihoods. The Thames as a source of artistic inspiration comes brilliantly to life as Ackroyd invokes Chaucer, Shakespeare, Turner, Shelley, and other writers, poets, and painters who have been enchanted by its many moods and colors.
God for Harry, England and Saint George? 'I missed that game. I was working. Saw the highlights, but—' Not bad for the last place God made, ...
Author: Tom Holt
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Another imaginative and seriously funny novel from a master of the humorous fantasy genre.' - BOOKS MAGAZINE 'Only a writer like Holt could make this work quite so well, and he does with great skill. Lots of fun.' - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS One moment Bianca's sculpture of St George is lacking just the final touches, the next, it's lacking a dragon. This is only the first step in a fight between good and evil, involving some heavyweight gamblers, a time entrepreneur, a dragon, St George, and some hideous but endearing demons. From one of the best-loved comic writers in fantasy fiction comes another absurdly witty title - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett Books by Tom Holt: Walled Orchard Series Goatsong The Walled Orchard J.W. Wells & Co. Series The Portable Door In Your Dreams Earth, Air, Fire and Custard You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps The Better Mousetrap May Contain Traces of Magic Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages YouSpace Series Doughnut When It's A Jar The Outsorcerer's Apprentice The Good, the Bad and the Smug Novels Expecting Someone Taller Who's Afraid of Beowulf Flying Dutch Ye Gods! Overtime Here Comes the Sun Grailblazers Faust Among Equals Odds and Gods Djinn Rummy My Hero Paint your Dragon Open Sesame Wish you Were Here Alexander at World's End Only Human Snow White and the Seven Samurai Olympiad Valhalla Nothing But Blue Skies Falling Sideways Little People Song for Nero Meadowland Barking Blonde Bombshell The Management Style of the Supreme Beings An Orc on the Wild Side
Described, by some, as the last place God made and the first place that he blessed, Achill Island, a place of spectacular wild beauty, is the largest, ...
Author: Dermot J Douglas
Publisher: PubliBook Ireland
This book will entertain you; make you laugh; inform you; and, sometimes, make you squirm. It is a book that can be dipped into when you have a few spare moments and take you on amazing adventures to the ends of the earth. The inspiration for this book is Dermot and Mary Douglas’ itchy feet, which have brought them to places both close and remote – from Achill, to the Amazon rainforests, to the Galapagos Islands. It is a book of self-contained stories, written with humour, affection and insight. Wherever they travel, Dermot and Mary consider themselves outsiders, or foreigners, permitting them the curiosity to look beyond the superficial to experience the depth and richness that lies beneath. These stories relate experiences with fascinating and complex cultures; encounters with rare and increasingly vulnerable animals and plants; consequences of nutritional adventures – both exquisite and disgusting; and reflections on fascinating aspects of the historical development, or physical achievements, of ancient peoples.
In this system, those with disabilities are always in the last place, if they have a place at all. Frequently they are killed by the inhumanity or ignorance ...
Author: Jean Vanier
Publisher: Paulist Press
In a new and fully revised edition of a classic text, Jean Vanier examines the significance and sources of human sexuality. Drawing on his years of experience of Christian community life with and for people with disabilities, he explores the implications of the relationship of man and woman from a Christian and community standpoint. When Vanier speaks of the cry for love within a person who is disabled, he draws the wider parallel of that same search within every man and woman; the fragility and vulnerability of each person at the level of the heart and in the search for relationship. An intimate and searching book, Man and Woman God Made Them contains a wealth of insight into the meaning and sources of human sexuality. "This is a very remarkable book, full of wisdom, humour and profound insight into the mystery of human sexuality... In reading this book I touched again the great mystery of the divine gift of love, offered to us through a deeply wounded humanity." From the Foreword by Henri J. M. Nouwen
“D'you have a radio in the cab to make things less boring? ... That'll take you into Uffotsberg, the second last place God made, and Rollinsville is the ...
Author: A. A. Glynn
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Mike Lantry, the tough, hard-bitten chief of World Wide Investigations, is on his way back to New York after a restful vacation when he gives a ride to a lone girl on an Indiana highway. Lantry's up to his neck in from that moment on, coming into contact with gun-wielding hoodlums and crooked cops and the head of the Mafia in the Midwestern United States. When he joins forces with plucky Joanne Kilvert to pull down a crook's empire, he embarks on a tense chase in which, for every inch of his action-packed way, there's always...A GUNMAN CLOSE BEHIND! Great hardboiled crime fiction from the 1950s!
He remembered coming here as a young boy and thinking this must be the last place God made. It had been a snowy, cold, wet, windy February when he stepped ...
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.
Author: Patrick Nielsen HaydenPublish On: 2004-02-01
... live in is a bad place , Mr. Pleasants . This place you live in is the last place God made . " A bald man in a sweat - blotted shirt banged 158 ANDY BURCAR.
Author: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Publisher: Tor Teen
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Whether it's a tale of a wizard developing his powers or a breakneck chase through New York City in search of the Grail, the best fantasy is all about coming face to face with reality---with boundaries---and saying, What if? It's about stepping across the threshold of what is and what must be into a world of maybes and why-nots. Most of all, it's a great deal of fun. It's for today's generation of young readers that Patrick Nielsen Hayden---winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology---has selected these stories from the thousands published by contemporary fantasy writers over the past two decades. For those readers who keep asking questions but are never completely satisfied with the answers---only the journey. Here is National Book Award winner Ursula K. Le Guin with a tale of wizardry from the world of her Earthsea books. Here is Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game, with the original story of Prentice Alvin in alternate, magical nineteenth-century America. Here is Newbery Medal winner Robin McKinley with a tale of an exiled princess's quest to regain her people. Here is Sandman author Neil Gaiman with a story of chivalry, with a distinctly modern twist. Here are werewolves and princesses, battles and enchantments, and great stories from Jane Yolen, Harry Turtledove, Charles de Lint, Emma Bull, and more. Whimsical or harrowing, irreverent or sublime, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now to New Magics. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
My name is Ingolf, and I am the last of the FrostGiants of the Elder Age.' 'Pleased to meetyou,' saidMalcolm ... Last place God made, but never mind.
Author: Tom Holt
Publisher: Hachette UK
All Malcolm Fisher did was run over a badger. Unfortunately the badger turned out to be Ingolf, last of the giants. With his dying breath he reluctantly gave Malcolm two gifts of power and made him ruler of the world.
... of those small delicacies that make life in wartime a little brighter. ... and the newcomers swore that it was the last place God made and were only ...
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LYNNE TRUSS 'Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the twentieth century' The Times Set in wartime London, Westwood tells the story of Margaret Steggles, a plain bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is not the type that attracts men. Her schoolfriend Hilda has a sunny temperament and keeps her service boys 'ever so cheery'. When Margaret finds a ration book on Hampstead Heath the pompous writer Gerard Challis enters both their lives. Margaret slavishly adores Challis and his artistic circle; Challis idolises Hilda for her hair and her eyes and Hilda finds Gerard's romantic overtures a bit of a bind. This is a delightfully comic and wistful tale of love and longing.
That the earth was so red and so green that it looked as though this was the last place God made. About the Santistebans, about José and Oscar; ...
Author: Carlos Acosta
Publisher: A&C Black
Oscar Mandinga, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet deep in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales – some taller than others. But one day Oscar wakes to find himself utterly alone, the sole descendant of his family line. He is not sure what to do or where to go, but in the midst of this uncertainty, he holds fast to what his grandfather always told him: 'No man knows who he is until he knows his past.' So Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village and the meaning of the magical pig's-foot amulet he has inherited.
Apart from that, it's the last place God made. There's no chapel at Heneca Cross, but the Father comes out from Segita once a month and holds services under ...
Author: K. J. Parker
Publisher: Hachette UK
"Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it's better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings," he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, "mostly from force of habit." A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No-one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no-one knows how it will end. This serial novel from the World Fantasy Award winning K. J. Parker is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes. The first three parts of The Two of Swords will arrive in March 2014, with further instalments to be released monthly.