Fictional action first written 10 years ago is even more relevant today. Islamic jihadists attempt to infiltrate the US. Attacks on Canada are thwarted. Islamic Americans struggle to adapt but some excel. Gay lesbian issues influence characters. Al Qaeda exploits Russian medical technology to create a double to infiltrate the US and obtain crucial military secrets. His discovery by surreptitious means provides the thread to tie together a plot and subplots that intrigue readers with trials and tribulations of Islamic Americans and their difficulties adapting and susceptibility to exploitation. Another Islamic American shows ability to succeed and helps rescue others from difficult situations. Undercover Islamic FBI resources provide valuable clues to thwart Islamic terrorist activities in Canada. A delightfully naive and trusting innocent Lebanese-American Army officer plays an important role throughout totally unaware of how he plays into the plots. A sensitive caring Syrian medical doctor wants only to begin a new life in North America, but ends up back in the Middle East with a life he would never have anticipated. A Philippine 'war-bride' widow struggles to keep her family together while dealing with issues of her past that come back to haunt her. A twenty-something gay Christian Arab language specialist also uncovers major clues leading to uncovering essential elements of the plot. FBI agents just doing their jobs demonstrate the trials, tribulations, and satisfactions of their jobs. Gay characters, including some in the military in the days of 'don't ask, don't tell' demonstrate that gay persons are just like the broad spectrum of human beings except for their affectional orientation. They play key roles in international intrigue as much as the macho heterosexuals in other adventure intrigue stories. Characters discover aspects of themselves they could never have anticipated. Action moves quickly through the Middle East: Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq; up and down the Appalachian region of the US;through the Midwest, Texas and Mexico; a secret location that can never be mentioned publicly, and concluding in multiple locations in Minnesota, Washington DC, and Baltimore. Be prepared for fictional events first written about 10 years ago to come to life vividly, albeit often regretfully, in recent years.
Without a doubt, ducking kisses is one of the big topics in three-cushion billiards. In this book series of 3 volumes all the obvious and hidden dangers of kisses are examined carefully and according solution strategies are presented. Volume 1 is about kisses in the classic patterns „Natural Around“ and „Opposite Around“. By means of diagrams and symbols the problem is explained and followed by an adequate strategy and technique. At the beginning of each chapter a training suggestion is proposed to the reader which enables the player to train these very complex subjects in a reasonable and structured way.
Set sail on an epic adventure packed with travel to exotic locations, pirates, unfailing love, ships, the trade of spice and precious stones, attempted murder, and tragic death. When the warden of the Armenian church in Singapore sends an e-mail to Nayri, a Lebanese-Armenian banker, offering fascinating details from her family's roots and to connect her with a relative she's never met, she jumps at the opportunity to learn more about her history. Set in the early nineteenth century, "Three Kisses of the Cobra" is the fictional account of the life of one of the first settlers in Singapore. A well-traveled Armenian trader from Isfahan, Persia, Vartan's life is the stuff of legend. And, although overall, his journey is a happy one, it is, nonetheless, overshadowed by grief over his lost homeland-a pain shared by his present-day descendants, members of the Armenian diaspora. A vivid cast of characters, both fictional and historical, contribute to a narrative of survival, hardship, and triumph-a testament to the strength and resilience of spirit it takes to leave everything you know to pursue a new life far from home.
This indispensable reference work provides both a historical and cultural foundation for modern Wicca and Witchcraft, and it is the first to be written by an actual practitioner of the Craft. Features include modern Wicca expressions, sayings, and terminology. Illustrations.
Release on 2006-01-01 | by Svetlana Vogeleer,Liliane Tasmowski
Author: Svetlana Vogeleer,Liliane Tasmowski
Pubpsher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This collection of studies by leading scholars in the field focuses on the semantics of non-definite (bare and indefinite) plural NPs. The contributions in the first part concentrate on bare plurals and their cross-linguistic counterparts. They discuss applicability of the notion of 'semantic incorporation' to bare plurals by contrasting them to bare singulars, with the aim of accounting for the interaction between the semantics of number and the degree of (in)dependency of the NP with respect to the verb. The articles in the second part examine the relationship between the semantics of number and the semantics of aspect. The contributions in the third part concentrate on non-definite numerical noun phrases by addressing a range of fundamental questions such as: the semantics of indefinite time-phrases, numericals in classifier- and non-classifier languages, scope interactions, the at least- and exactly-readings, referential properties of numericals. The volume will be welcomed by linguists interested in the semantics of number in non-definite NPs.
This volume contains three novels by English novelist Thomas Love Peacock, including “Headlong Hall”, “Nightmare Abbey”, and “Crotchet Castle”. Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 – 23 January 1866) was an English poet, novelist, and important figure in the East India Company. A good friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley, they both had a significant influence on each other's work. Peacock was most famous for writing satirical novels, which usually involved characters sat around a table discussing contemporary philosophical ideas. This collection is not to be missed by lovers of Peacock's marvellous work, and it would make for a fine addition to any discerning bookshelf. Other notable works by this author include: “Maid Marian” (1822), “Gryll Grange” (1861), and “Melincourt” (1817). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with intoductory essays by Sir Walter Raleigh and Virginia Woolf.