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|Author||: Simon Messingham|
|Total Pages||: 340|
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The authorities called it The Moment. Without warning, without explanation, two hundred human beings on Earth simultaneously gained a new mental ability that would alter the planet forever. They called the power The Glamour and its recipients Sirens. Alien invasion? Divine intervention? Evolution? Before anyone could work it out, it was too late. Anthony Graves didn't want to be a Siren. He just wanted to be liked. Once a shy, suburban London office worker, five years on he is ruler of Europe and responsible for the deaths of millions. To fight loneliness, Anthony writes his life story. The result is Sirens; a black comedy of how a Nobody unwittingly became an all-powerful tyrant. Sirens is satire on a global scale; a cautionary tale of absolute power and its inevitable consequences. You're going to love Anthony. You'd better.
A Surplus of Sirens
|Author||: Amanda Creiglow|
|Publsiher||: Waldron Lake Books|
|Total Pages||: 330|
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Whoever takes the blame, humanity will pay the price. Elizabeth is adjusting to her new role as designated human arbiter for the supernatural community. Petty magical arguments? Now officially her jam. But when the Nymph of the North Wind is murdered and Elizabeth is tasked with deciding which siren tribe should pay for the crime, she’s out of her depth—by a few thousand feet or so. Either way Elizabeth rules will devastate the planet. But it’s hard to focus on finding a solution when her mother has been kidnapped and her boyfriend has decided that he won’t let her keep secrets from him anymore. Elizabeth will need all her allies to get her through this one. But every ally comes with a cost—and the cause of this murder halfway around the world may be closer to home than she’d like to admit.
Enchanting Songs For Silent Sirens
|Author||: Laura Greenwood|
|Publsiher||: Drowlgon Press|
|Total Pages||: 164|
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Enter Obscure Academy, a university for supernaturals, and discover this light-hearted and sweet paranormal romance series. Enchanting Songs For Silen Sirens follows Melody, a siren who has to avoid singing, as she meets warlock Josh, who helps her in ways she never imagined. Melody loves to sing, which is a bit of a problem when doing that could enchant everyone around her with her siren magic. Instead, she doesn't talk to anyone about her love of Christmas carols and keeps her powers a secret. Until she meets Josh and the two of them form a connection deeper than any she's ever experienced before. Can he help her find her voice? - Enchanting Songs For Silent Sirens is a holiday story and part of the Obscure Academy series. It's a light-hearted m/f paranormal romance with a deaf love interest. It is Melody and Josh's complete story.
|Author||: Carl J. Bauer|
|Total Pages||: 184|
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Increasing scarcity, conflict, and environmental damage are critical features of the global water crisis. As governments, international organizations, NGOs, and corporations have tried to respond, Chilean water law has seemed an attractive alternative to older legislative and regulatory approaches. Boldly introduced in 1981, the Chilean model is the worlds leading example of a free market approach to water law, water rights, and water resource management. Despite more than a decade of international debate, however, a comprehensive, balanced account of the Chilean experience has been unavailable. Siren Song is an interdisciplinary analysis combining law, political economy, and geography. Carl Bauer places the Chilean model of water law in international context by reviewing the contemporary debate about water economics and policy reform. He follows with an account of the Chilean experience, drawing on primary and secondary sources in Spanish and English, including interviews with key people in Chile. He presents the debate about reforming the law after Chile‘s 1990 return to democratic government, as well as emerging views about how water markets have worked in practice. The resulting book provides insights about law, economics, and public policy within Chile and lessons for the countries around the world that are wrestling with the challenges of water policy reform.
The Siren Hunter
|Author||: GEORGE DISMUKES|
|Publsiher||: Melange Books, LLC|
|Total Pages||: 161|
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She was forced to stand alone against a danger that no one would believe existed. Not just once. The problem was, she didn’t know when the horror would end, because every time she thought it was over, it started again! Angie Holland thought she was through with Belize forever. But a TV news report about the mysterious disappearance of several scuba divers at the Great Blue Hole sent chills up her spine. As much as the tried to reject the idea, in her heart, she knew the job was not finished. She thought the siren was dead! She had followed the formula precisely to make sure that Maris had been dispatched. Every instruction, including use of the obsidian dagger, had been followed to the letter. Now, it seemed like a recurring bad dream, the bitch was back! Or was she? There is no way that Maris could have survived. Several people, including Angie had seen her dissolve into a pile of ashes. Could this new havoc be brought on by her equally evil sister? There was only one way to find out, and only one person to do it. Angie picked up the phone and made reservations for the quickest flight to Belize.
The Sound of Sirens
|Author||: Ewan Gault|
|Publsiher||: Leamington Books|
|Total Pages||: 284|
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In a dead-beat coastal town in North East Scotland, seventeen-year-old Malky Campbell is desperate to help his pregnant and heroin addicted girlfriend. DI Stark, a middle-aged detective, alarmed by the rise of teenage crime in Port Cawdor, uncovers the operations of a county line gang that are flooding the area with drugs and engaging in a vicious turf war with a local family. Malky has just started working on his family’s trawler with his cousin Johnny, when their boat pulls up Johnny’s brother in its nets. The rest of the crew, the tightly-knit community and the police start to suspect that the cousins are responsible for his death. With his brother dead, Johnny inherits the family trawler, which he plans to use to smuggle drugs into the country for the county line gang, giving him enough money to start a new life. Ewan Gault’s debut, The Sound of Sirens is a tough, modern crime novel, presenting the complexities of young life in a town at the end of the line. ‘The Sound of Sirens reads like Irvine Welsh blended with Ian Rankin. A fast paced and darkly addictive crime story, exploring what it means to be young, male and on the peripheries of 21st century Scotland.’ G. R. Halliday, author of Dark Shadows and From the Waters ‘Beautifully and darkly written, The Sound of Sirens is redolent with the reek of the boats and ports of the North East coast, and the stench of crime. Ewan Gault’s writing perfectly shows the hardship of life at sea, and disaffected youth struggling to survive on dry land, where the only escape is addiction.’ Mark Leggatt, author of The Silk Road and The London Cage ‘A gritty, murderous crime novel? A Bildungsroman? A scathing indictment of wasted youth in contemporary Scotland? This excellent page turner is all of these and more, and is guaranteed to please to the last breath.’ Craig Gibson, One O’Clock Gun
|Author||: Kevin Hazzard|
|Publsiher||: Hachette Books|
|Total Pages||: 324|
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The extraordinary story of an unjustly forgotten group of Black men in Pittsburgh who became the first paramedics in America, saving lives and changing the course of emergency medicine around the world Until the 1970s, if you suffered a medical crisis, your chances of survival were minimal. A 9-1-1 call might bring police or even the local funeral home. But that all changed with Freedom House EMS in Pittsburgh, a group of Black men who became America’s first paramedics and set the gold standard for emergency medicine around the world, only to have their story and their legacy erased—until now. In American Sirens, acclaimed journalist and paramedic Kevin Hazzard tells the dramatic story of how a group of young, undereducated Black men forged a new frontier of healthcare. He follows a rich cast of characters that includes John Moon, an orphan who found his calling as a paramedic; Peter Safar, the Nobel Prize-nominated physician who invented CPR and realized his vision for a trained ambulance service; and Nancy Caroline, the idealistic young doctor who turned a scrappy team into an international leader. At every turn, Freedom House battled racism—from the community, the police, and the government. Their job was grueling, the rules made up as they went along, their mandate nearly impossible—and yet despite the long odds and fierce opposition, they succeeded spectacularly. Never-before revealed in full, this is a rich and troubling hidden history of the Black origins of America’s paramedics, a special band of dedicated essential workers, who stand ready to serve day and night on the line between life and death for every one of us.
|Author||: Margaret Buckhanon|
|Publsiher||: Xlibris Corporation|
|Total Pages||: 266|
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Detective Norelle Phillips is the first African-American woman to serve on the police force in Nyack, New York, a small upstate village. A twenty-year veteran, she postpones retirement to investigate the murder of a young man found dead in the town park. Detective Phillips and her partner, Detective Henry Stark, dig into what she assumes is her last homicide. At first it appears to be an isolated case, but a month later a second stabbing victim is found. She links the murders together when a third man is also found stabbed to death in the park. All three young men had been in the company of an exotic, long-haired beauty just hours before their deaths. The investigation takes a twist when evidence reveals an unsolved crime committed twenty-five years earlier may be connected to the murders. Her resolve to find the killers or killers leads her to a long list of suspects: an elusive drug dealer, an ex-con, an unwed addict runaway, a wealthy tycoon with powerful political ties to village government, and a judge with a deadly secret. Norelles unique combination of spunk and intuition come through in the end. Her determination is fueled by her anger and surprise at the heinous crime committed in her tranquil village of Nyack, a small town north of New York City that relies on tourism for its revenue. The town is unique with its combination of old-world charm and big-city attitudes.