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While tracking down stolen artifacts from Boston to Ireland to the coast of Maine, Emma Sharpe, the granddaughter of a world-renowned art detective, and her fiancé, FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they have ever encountered.

When her uncle disappears, Delilah Fairchild turns to Black Knights Inc. operator, Bryan "Mac" McMillan, for help, but when someone attempts to kidnap Delilah and bullets start to fly, these two are in for a passion-filled thrill ride.

Skip the sugary commercial drinks and make these and many more fresh, delicious beverages in your own kitchen. Whether you're looking for new ways to enjoy your garden's bounty or want to experiment with pure concoctions made from farmers' market finds, these recipes and techniques--including harvesting, canning, fermenting and pasteurizing--will introduce you to a whole new world of garden goodness.

"One afternoon, not long after Kelly Thorndike has moved back to his hometown of Baltimore, an African American man he doesn?t recognize calls out to him. To Kelly?s shock, the man identifies himself as Martin, who was one of Kelly?s closest friends in high school?and, before his disappearance nearly twenty years before, skinny, white, and Jewish. Martin then tells an astonishing story: After years of immersing himself in black culture, he?s had a plastic surgeon perform ?racial reassignment surgery??altering his hair, skin, and physiognomy to allow him to pass as African American. Unknown to his family or childhood friends, Martin has been living a new life ever since. Now, however, Martin feels he can no longer keep his new identity a secret; he wants Kelly to help him ignite a controversy that will help sell racial reassignment surgery to the world. Kelly, still recovering from the death of his wife and child and looking for a way to begin anew, agrees, and things quickly begin to spiral out of control"--Provided by publisher.

"We are in the midst of a blood pressure crisis. Nearly 70 million Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension, and just 56 percent of them have it under control. Hypertension is responsible for 69 percent of first heart attacks and 77 percent of first strokes. But there is good news: High blood pressure is very responsive to lifestyle changes. And the more changes you make, the greater your results. Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally provides readers with a comprehensive lifestyle plan. Readers will follow the Power Mineral Diet, which centers on 13 delicious, powerful, blood pressure-lowering foods, along with an easy, doable exercise program that combines the proven effectiveness of cardio, strength training, and yoga on blood pressure"-- Provided by publisher.

Presents techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids, then teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing beaders to learn and practice as they go. Rebecca Combs demystifies tricky ?kumihimo math? by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teaches beaders how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beads they?ll need for their future kumihimo projects.

America is at a crucial turning point in its history, and Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats for too long. In Take No Prisoners, Horowitz sounds a clarion call for conservatives to use liberals' take-no-prisoners playbook against them. From his days as a founder of the radical New Left movement in the 1960s to his storied career as a leading conservative activist, Horowitz has a lifetime of experience in battleground politics. Now he lays out a winning political strategy for the Right that can save the country from sliding into economic and social ruin. If conservatives want a better future for America, they need to be able to beat liberals at their own game--and David Horowitz is telling them how.

If you have plentiful produce from your garden or your local farmers' market, you need to use it up, or better yet, put it up so you can enjoy it all winter! This guide is packed with easy-to-follow steps for all kinds of food preservation techniques, to help you make the most of your bounty.

Master beadweaving techniques with 15 brand new designs! Beadweaving Mastery shows you how to create stunning jewelry and other items from the vast range of beads available. The focus is on off-loom weaving--joining beads by means of various techniques and turning them into beautiful items, such as tassel fobs, tablemats, bracelets, or bookmarks. Techniques include basic ropes, tassels and lariats, brick stitch and peyote in various applications and combinations.

Twenty-seven knitting patterns inspired by wizards, witches, and magical creatures.

"With her zany design sense, best-selling author Ana Paula Rímoli presents 16 practical, irresistible projects for the home. Create cushions, pillows, baskets, rugs, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

"The Way Forward challenges conventional thinking, outlines Paul Ryan's political vision for 2014 and beyond, and shows how essential conservatism is for the future of our nation. Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election--along with a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics--Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges going forward. The Way Forward also offers a detailed critique of not only President Obama but of the progressive movement as a whole--its genesis, its underlying beliefs and philosophies, and how its policies are steering the country to certain ruin. Culminating in a plan for the future, The Way Forward argues that the Republican Party is and must remain a conservative party, emphasizing conservatism in a way that demonstrates how it can modernize and appeal to both our deepest concerns and highest ideals"--Provided by publisher.

Beginner's guide to prepping, showing how to create a self-sustainable home for surviving anything from a power outage to societal collapse.

"Forget the fad diets--this program integrates mindfulness, eating with intention, and interval-based movement to help you live an inspired, healthier, and longer life.--Provided by publisher.

"Scotland Street witnesses the wedding of the century of Angus Lordie to Domenica Macdonald, but as the newlyweds depart on their honeymoon, Edinburgh is in disarray. While recovering from the trauma of being best man, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo. Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey involving fox holes and the official residence of a cardinal. Narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a sinister doppelganger. Bertie, set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school, yearns for freedom, and Big Lou goes viral. However, the residents of Scotland Street rally, and order is restored by the combined effects of understanding, kindness, and, most of all, friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Why bore everyone at the dinner table with the same old cheese and sauce combination when you can have pizzas like The BBQ Porkabella, Steak 'n' Eggs, Spinach and Bean Quesadilla or Chicken 'n' Waffles? With Revolutionary Pizza you'll be making tasty, one-of-a-kind pizzas that your friends and family will always remember. Dimo's Pizza developed a cult following due to its delicious pizzas, specialty toppings and crazy selection of 'zas, and this book takes all of that to the next level. With pies inspired by Chinese food, street vendors, dead celebrities, tasty salads, comic book characters, Southern desserts, late night food joints, Chicago staples and everything in-between, there's truly a pizza for every mood and every craving. If you want to make an over-the-top and unforgettable creation for your family and friends, Dimo has got you covered. You'll never look at another cheese slice the same again.--back cover

"These are recipes that emphasize naturally gluten-free ingredients and ... will appeal not only to gluten intolerants and celiacs but also to anyone just looking for a great recipe."--Provided by publisher.

The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet (cowritten by Sue Shepherd, the diet?s developer and chief advocate) introduced this revolutionary treatment, which is rapidly becoming the first-line recommendation by doctors and dietitians worldwide. FODMAP is an acronym that stands for a group of difficult-to-digest carbohydrates found in foods such as wheat, milk, beans, soy, and some fruits, vegetables, nuts, and sweeteners. More than three quarters of adults with IBS who reduce their intake of these foods gain relief. Now, this follow-up cookbook brings you 150 simple, delicious, and brand-new recipes that are full of flavor but low in FODMAPs.

A guide to providing canines with a more protein-and-fat-heavy paleo diet helps readers assess their dogs' diets, and also includes information on training, exercise, massage, and other alternative therapies.

Examines major American seafood producers to determine why most Americans eat imported seafood and why most American seafood is exported. Greenberg examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how this came to be. Despite the challenges, hope abounds: many are working to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return American catch to American tables.

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