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What does it mean to call another man brother? And how often are we faced with circumstances that truly test the nature or our relationships? When attorney Chase Riordan and his estranged brother Jared are accused of crimes they didn t commit, they must somehow work together to clear their names. As they peel away the layers of deception to uncover the truth, suspicions fall upon those closest to them, testing relationships and forcing choices between their families, their careers, and their friendships. Against a backdrop of suspicion, betrayal, revenge, and murder, the men must decide how much they re willing to risk to attain justice, and whether the bonds of brotherhood extend beyond blood. For in the end, their survival and fate may well depend upon their belief and trust in each other.

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Ex-priest and dyslexic expert of ancient languages, Jack Fisher, agrees to assist an Israeli friend and expert of religious history and is drawn into an unsolved mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. His discovery of the true meaning of the Copper Scroll threatens to expose the three religions of Abraham as the monotheistic legacy of an ancient, sun-worshipping pharaoh, Amen-hotep IV. Jack joins forces with Agent Ariel Hadar of the Israeli Antiquities Authority and Sami Salaa, a Palestinian boy of the streets, in an epic struggle for possession of the scroll, and an explosive truth which will upend religious history and shatter the religious legacy of Jews, Christians and Muslims.

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Alcoholism is rampant, but due to its stigma, it is rarely discussed directly as a business issue. Raise the Bottom explains the real danger of alcoholism in the workplace -- the significant impact of alcoholic thinking and behavior, whether a person is under the influence or not. Raise the Bottom is a business book, not a recovery book. It covers Step Zero, the real beginning of any program of recovery. Raise the Bottom examines how alcoholics are secretly responsible for many different business problems in a variety of situations. The book takes readers from the preconceptions and cynicism about alcoholism typical of the general public, to the point of connecting the dots between the disease, the behavior, and the bottom line - and to propose effective steps to a solution. Part One discusses the problems created by alcoholism in the work environment, covering biological factors, definitions of alcoholism, and stages in the progress of the disease. Part Two shows how to identify alcoholics often long before the alcoholic himself is aware he has a problem. Part Three closes with concrete responses to the problem, including disenabling the alcoholic, and the other steps necessary to protect yourself and your business from the damage an alcoholic can cause and reduce the harm they do to themselves.

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Your Business and Your Life covers four important, and often overlooked, areas that many professionals struggle with daily time and efficiency, burnout, management, and marketing and offers practical advice that can be applied immediately. Contrary to the tone of most business books, Dr. McCallister treats you like a colleague rather than a student forced to endure a lecture. Having spent hundreds of hours counseling and coaching business professionals, he knows to skip the business school jargon and relate his concepts to real-world situations. More than a how-to guide, Your Business and Your Life addresses the connection between personal and professional life, and offers strategies for finding happiness at work and home. Of course, it isn t always possible to remain happy and positive, just as it isn t possible to succeed at every endeavor. Thankfully, Dr. McCallister offers illuminating advice on how to find the light of new opportunities during the darkness of disaster. With Your Business and Your Life you ll benefit from years of in-the-field experience and learn all the things they never taught you in school.

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The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its fourth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as a “must read” for any author considering self-publishing.

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Third Edition) was awarded the Gold Medal for best writing/publishing book in 2009 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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In his 35+ years as a therapist and marriage counselor, Bryce Kaye has come to know that problems in marriages are not going to be overcome by a self help book, a Marriage For Idiots handbook, or a couple of episodes of Dr. Phil in the afternoon. His work, The Marriage First Aid Kit, is just what the title suggests, a temporary help for couples until more permanent care can be obtained. Dr. Kaye helps his audience work on issues resulting from communication avoidance by showing how to balance the conflicting needs of attachment and autonomy in a relationship. This vital balance is endangered not only by the obvious assassins abuse, affairs, and addictions, but also what Kaye terms hedonic inhibitions the inability by some partners to seek and enjoy fun in a couple s life together. Kaye employs everyday wisdom and therapeutic theory to show individuals in a relationship how to establish autonomy while affirming attachment, how to manage inevitable and healthy conflicts, and how to share power and responsibility throughout their marriage. Incorporating examples culled from his years of helping clients, Kaye peppers his book with problem scenarios to which readers can relate as well as with a useful variety of measurement tools and viable exercises to help couples through the common issues faced in intimate relationships. Rising above the plethora of quick-fix, relationship-help manuals, The Marriage First Aid Kit by Bryce Kaye, PhD offers professional, intelligent suggestions to couples to be employed, not as panaceas, but as temporary help while they work their way through the difficulties of life together.

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Set in Miami and Central America during the 70s, Smoke is the story of a journey that begins when Jim Smyth, a young Marine returning from combat in Viet Nam, is brilliantly manipulated by an anonymous adversary with ties to the highest levels of U.S. government. Chosen for his unique skills, Smyth is forced into kidnapping the president of a large, well connected security company. Two intriguing women become tangled in the kidnapping plot. One, like Smyth, is in the Witness Protection Program. The other is the sworn enemy of the kidnap victim and a major shareholder of the company. Smyth, code named Smoke by the Department of Justice, must rely on his military training and survival instincts to ensure they live through the bizarre plot and bring down their enemy. The lies and abuse of power by senior members of the U.S. government in Smoke parallel those in today s society. Jim Smyth must prove he is up to the challenge against an adversary of unsurpassed evil and intelligence; in this competition, losers die.

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Defending the Enemy is an eyewitness account of an extraordinary time in America's history - the "Tokyo Trials."
From 1946-48 Elaine B. Fischel worked in Tokyo alongside the American attorneys assigned to defend the Japanese war criminals held responsible for the torture and deaths of millions of civilians and prisoners of war. She recounts the post-WWII transition in Japan to the country's occupation by their former enemy, and the subsequent surprise on the part of the Japanese citizenry that the U.S. allegiance to democracy meant providing a fair trial even to the men considered the most evil perpetrators of atrocities. In letters to her family at the time, the author as a young woman tries to explain her relationships with the defendants and her own surprise at the growing fondness she felt for many of the "villains" of WWII-particularly prime minister and general Hideki Tojo, known during the war as "Razor."
Defending the Enemy is also the story of a young woman who wants to make the most of her time in a country so full of beauty. Fischel interweaves the activities and intrigues of the trial alongside her tales of travel throughout Japan, her social engagements with high-ranking military and civilians, and her unique enduring relationships, such as her friendship with Emperor Hirohito's brother, Prince Takamatsu. In doing so, Fischel illuminates the paradoxes inherent during this period in history.

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Slung amongst the decomposing bodies and wreckage in the plague-stricken Chinese village was a cheery banner: To Tzu, Good fortune on your journey to America. This was it. This was all the evidence CDC researcher Sandra Stone needed to know that the deadly virus had jumped to humans—and it was headed to the United States.

In the year 2020, the effects of global warming have made the Arctic Ocean free of ice. In the United States, Atlanta, Georgia, has been thrust into permanent winter, and never-ending rains over the heartland force survivors to escape to higher and higher ground. Simultaneously, overpopulation has made a perfect breeding ground for disease to cause deadly destruction. And it’s here, threatening to crush global infrastructure and leave few survivors, the last relics of a golden age who must battle an ever-worsening climate.

In the year 2220, historian Jules Grogan speculates only a few million people are left. “Is it intrinsic in our genetic makeup,” he wonders, “that we destroy ourselves as part of nature’s design.” Toggling between a future too close for comfort and a more distant age two hundred years after the collapse, Convergence follows scientists, politicians, soldiers and everyday people battling an environmental apocalypse and a catastrophic pandemic. In the future, survivors look to the past to understand how they inherited a decimated planet. But with ancient troubles resurfacing generations after the virus, humanity is left to question whether the human race is meant to survive.

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Trussell Jones has a problem. He is crazy in love with a beautiful girl named Ellen. The problem? He has no car. His stepmother, who believes that she is spiritually connected to Queen Victoria, won t let him drive. Furthermore, she is afraid Trussell is trying to kill her. Not to be overlooked is the fact that Trussell is being pursued by a gang of armed redneck motorcycle hoods, while his neighbors are preoccupied with changing visions of St. Francis. Just another heartwarming tale of a boy in love with a girl? Hardly. This delightfully quixotic coming-of-age story, set in Columbus, Georgia in the 1950s, truly has something to shock and beguile even the most jaded reader. Its irreverent protagonist will take you on a road trip of hits, near misses, twists, and sudden turns that ll set you on your ear. You ll be unable to put the book down, until you reach its charming yet totally unpredictable conclusion.

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Fourteen murders across the country and the only thing that the victims have in common is that all are African-Americans. With the body count rising, the police, the FBI, and the Homeland Security s Domestic Terrorism Unit know that a message left at each crime scene not only links the murders, but suggests that they are hate crimes being committed by organized serial killers, their victims chosen at random. As agent Jack Andresen delves deeper into the investigation, it becomes apparent that there is more to these random acts of violence than meets the eye. Jack soon realizes that these victims are being targeted to achieve a more sinister agenda. Links to terrorism and a very real threat of civil war begin to unfold as the horrific facts are revealed one by one. Time is running out for Jack as the fight for global power begins with the bloodshed of those chosen to be sacrificed first.

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In Pieces Missing: A Family's Journey of Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury, author Larry Kerpelman tells his wife Joanie's story as it happens. You will watch and feel as she is hospitalized after a freak accident, faces dysfunction and possibly death, undergoes surgery, and, over the course of a year, recovers the pieces missing from her memory, speech, and confidence.

This book is more than the story of one person's recovery from a brain injury. It is a story of how a marriage and family persevered and survived the biggest crisis of their lives. Woven into it are discussions of the inadequacies within the health care system that Larry and Joanie faced along with valuable information about traumatic brain injury for anyone dealing with the aftermath of such an injury.

Whether you or a loved one has been affected by traumatic brain injury, or you wish to understand how the human spirit deals with adversity, this memoir of love, hope, family, and recovery will teach and inspire you.

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O TO 60 is Susan Slater s debut women s fiction novel with that all too true-to-life story of a woman dumped. Meet Shelly Sinclair, matriarch of the quintessential American family. Shelly s life is perfect one most women would envy a 35 year marriage to a successful doc, two grown sons, a beautiful home and the security of predictability. Without warning, this world collapses. Her husband of a lifetime announces that he s asked someone to marry him a someone thirty-nine years his junior. And, oh yes, the mother of his four-year-old child. Alone. To start over. Sixty is a long way from sixteen. Is Prince Charming still out there? But isn t there more? Her quest to find self is as endearing as it is enduring. Because maybe, just maybe these are the best years of her life.