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The CIA - Shrouded in secrecy.How does it conduct operations?Where does it fit in a Constitutional government?Read firsthand accounts of fascinating events inside the CIA. Learn how the CIA conducts operations, recruits agents and protects defectors from assassination. Understand the current global threat of terrorism from the perspective of a decorated CIA officer. Gain an insider's revelation of the CIA's use of secrecy.The CIA is a unique federal organization. It operates under a thick canopy of secrecy. Covert agents killed in the line of duty become lonely stars etched into the wall of CIA headquarters. Those officers that live must remain seated at ceremonies recognizing patriots that serve openly in the military; sacrificing the recognition they so often deserve. This can be a lonely experience. Kevin Shipp knows that feeling. The sacrifices CIA officers have made, including risking their lives, remain hidden; locked away in their memories. For many officers, it is a unique brand of courage that will never be known. This book is about that Agency and the life of one of those officers. It is written to provide a three hundred and sixty degree view of the CIA and how it operates; in the light and in the dark. Kevin Shipp risked his life in service to the CIA and his country. That same courage would later place him between the CIA and the US Constitution. He would become one of the only CIA officers in history to publicly stand up against one of the most powerful agencies in the world.He provides a detailed expose' of the CIA's use of secrecy and the Executive Branch's abuse of the little known State Secrets Privilege.
Flicking through her friends' holiday snaps, Kate Benson receives a sudden shock. For there in the background is her husband, Charlie. Dark hair, blue eyes, familiar smile: there's no mistaking him. But that's impossible. Because Charlie died exactly a year ago. Determined to track down the man in the photograph, Kate follows the trail from Miami to Sicily, where her husband drowned in mysterious circumstances. But when she discovers serious discrepancies in the original investigation, Kate starts to question whether she ever really knew the man she loved so much. Was Charlie murdered? Was their marriage as perfect as Kate remembers? Who are the people following her? Who can she trust? And is Kate herself to be trusted? Because there are secrets in her past too . .
Glen Cook, the father of Grimdark, returns to the Chronicles of the Black Company with a military fantasy adventure in Port of Shadows. The soldiers of the Black Company don’t ask questions, they get paid. But being “The Lady’s favored” is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs--and the Company’s historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all. The one person who was taken into The Lady’s Tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as The Ten Who Were Taken. Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. However, Croaker doesn’t trust any of the Taken, especially not ones that look so much like The Lady and her sister... The Chronicles of the Black Company #1 The Chronicles of The Black Company #2 The Books of the South #3 The Return of The Black Company #4 The Many Deaths of the Black Company At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
ýThe avengers of my vanity have broken me, humbled me with these small depredations of skin and bone and tissue, leaving me less than I was.ý Scarred by her loverýs suicide and an acid attack that has left her permanently disfigured. Rachita Tiwari has sought refuge in a remote house in the Himalayan foothills. In this rambling house, built by a foolhardy missionary over a hundred years ago, she lives aloneýsave for the company of the ancient and mysterious manservant, Lohanijuýpainting and repainting her nails a bright red, careful not to look into mirrors. As she retreats into herself, battling for her sanity and fearful of a world she no longer trusts, a different dimension claims her and the tremendous history of the house is played out before her. There is the vain fool, Captain Wolcott, and his tragically sensuous mistress, Dona Rosa, ýof the wandering heartý; the doomed lovers Marcus and Munro, disciples of Aleister Crowley, infamous dabbler in black magic; Father Benedictus, ýseeker of knowledgeý, at peace with himself and his God; and the all-knowing, sage crows. With and above them all is the resident ghost of the house, solitary and sad, at times merely an observer as the fantastical destinies unfold around him, and at times unable to remain detached. After a century of silence something compels him to speakýwords that the injured woman now inhabiting the house will hear; words that will give her back to herself. Part ghost story, part erotic romance, The Book of Shadows is an ambitious book that investigates the nature of reality, love and faith. It is a work of startling originality by one of Indiaýs most daring and talented writers. ýOur kind is not nourished by the sun: it is the moon which gives us sustenance. We wax and wane with the moon, except when harnessed by a human energy, when the pull of the tides loses its grip. As dawn broke over the mountains, lighting up the still white presences of the snows, I fled to my refuge, my fated spot. This night of passion, my first, had initiated me into the sorrows of mankind; the unfaith, the terrible and tenuous link of love.ý
Falmaria seems like a peaceful land, one not much unlike our own. It's people are prosperous, it's countries are powerful, and it's culture is thriving. But they have something that we lack, a guardian. The Company of Shadows watches from afar, guiding the people of Falmaria with every turn, and defending their kith with their very lives. But an old danger approaches, one bent on sole destruction of all of Falmaria. Now Karos, a formidable Shadow Guard of the Company of Shadows must race to discover what it will take to stop this monstrosity. With the help of some unlikely heroes, Falmaria place's it's survival in the hands of the Company of Shadows.
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BATTLEFIELD SPECTERSFrustrated with his job as a high school science teacher, Frank Blaine enjoyed his rare weekends participating in Civil War battle re-enactments. It is a passion he shares with his young son, Steve, and several neighbor pals. This particular year they are near Ramsey, Virginia the site of the Pine Creek Battlefield where in 1864 the Union Army fought fiercely to thwart a Confederate excursion northward.All is going as planned when, in the middle of one exercise, Frank encounters other soldiers not part of his company. Soldiers who suddenly materialize and then vanish in the blink of an eye...as if they weren't really there. Without any clear rationalization for these encounters, Frank begins to suspect the impossible: that he's being confronted by ghosts from the actual battle. And, he wonders, if this is so, why?Author Wayne Carey spins a suspenseful story about a one-hundred-fifty-year-old secret that can no longer remain hidden...even if the dead must at long last tell the tale.

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