Marianne Jidhoff is having trouble getting back on her feet after the death of her husband, Hans. As Stockholms Attorney General, Hans was known as much for his marital indiscretions as his ability to solve complex cases. But Olle Lundqvist, Lead Prosecutor at the department and Mariannes friend of many years, knows that she was the brain behind Hanss success. He persuades her to come back to work, and she quickly shakes her grief as she finds herself at the center of a series of mysterious killings among Stockholms upper echelons. Marianne teams up with the brash and handsome investigator Torsten Ehn to find out who is behind the murders, and together they uncover a kinky secret society populated by the citys elite. This sexy twist on the Scandinavian crime tradition ? dubbed Elegant Crime by the author ? is both a colorful glimpse into the rarefied world of Swedens rich and powerful and a beguiling mystery featuring a cast of unforgettable characters.
Sometimes the thing you most desire is the thing you can’t have, even if you are the most powerful vampire around.Slate McCormic hasn’t survived a hundred years as a vampire without having some regrets. In an effort to atone for his blighted past, he’s made it his life’s vocation to take in stray vampires and help them turn their lives around. But the very nature of his work has kept him distant. That was until Konner came into his life, and threw Slate’s resolutions out the window. Too bad Konner’s long gone.Konner Connelly has a penchant for getting into trouble. And tonight’s no exception. With a gang of vampires on his trail, he needs a safe place to stay, and there’s no place safer than his previous home. There’s just one problem—Slate. With unresolved attraction, there’s bound to be more to their reunion than simple sanctuary. But how far will Slate take it and will Konner’s actions put both their lives in jeopardy?
This is the second installment of “Adventures in Lomography.” A photo book series of a photographers exploration of cities around the world and her love for low-fi photography and analog film. Accompany Misha Ashton-Moore on her adventures through New Orleans, Louisiana. Showing us her version of the city, from the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, to the parks and cemeteries, largely focusing on the destruction still visible today, left by Hurricane Katrina.
Dates seminal work is critical to understanding databases - a step mostly forgotten by those who believe every concept can be taught using commercial products with brain-dead examples in under 24 hours. Date teaches the logic and theory that underlie all successful practice. You can probably buy a different book and create a mock database faster, but you will neither understand nor be able to use it well. Do yourself a favor and read this first to understand what a database is; only then can you judge the value of other books.
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
Providing expert knowledge about the features in the new release of DB2 for z/OS, this extensive guide details the innovations of DB2 10s SQL and pureXML enhancements--which increase productivity, enhance performance, and simplify application ports. DB2 for z/OS continues to be the undisputed leader in total system availability, scalability, security, and reliability at the lowest cost per transaction. This resource focuses on the features and functions of DB2 10 for IT, including improving operational efficiencies and reducing costs, as well as covering innovations in resiliency for business-critical information, rapid application and warehouse deployment for business growth, and enhanced business analytics and mathematical functions with QMF.
In the late 1950s, a young John Morton was transfixed with sports car racing. His dreams of competition eventually led him to enroll, in 1962, in the Shelby School of High Performance Driving. In a bold moment after the last class, Morton asked Carroll Shelby if he might come to work for the newly formed Shelby American. The answer was Yes, heres a broom. Thus ended Mortons college career and began his long racing career. Over the next three years, Morton would be a firsthand witness to the evolution of one of the most iconic sports car builders and racing teams of the 1960s. Inside Shelby American is his personal account of a company overflowing with talent, from designer Pete Brock to fabricator extraordinare Phil Remington to drivers like Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, and Phil Hill. The cars were equally captivating: AC Cobra, Mustang GT350, Ford GT, Daytona Coupe. In this book, Mortons story is intertwined with the memories of other Shelby staffers of the period, revealing through historic photography and an untold perspective the rousing story of Americas most legendary racer and car builder.
This volume contains nineteen important essays related to the Greek historian Polybius by Professor F.W. Walbank, the recognized authority on the subject. The essays deal with Polybius as a historian, with his views on Rome and with many historical topics for which he is the principal source. A substantial introduction provides a critical account of work done on Polybius during the last twenty-five years. The book will be of special importance to students of Republican Rome and the Hellenistic world and also to anyone interested in historiography.
Susannah Ralston’s plans are right on track. With three months left before graduation, she’s already looking forward to life after college. But her circumstances take an awkward turn after an unexpected night of shared passion with her roommate and best friend. Mortified by the abrupt shift in their relationship she moves out, only to find that Bethany and her boyfriend are missing several days later. With the cops’ reluctance to help and their last known whereabouts a hippie commune in Vermont, she dons a bandana and a Peace necklace and heads north…with one very hot graduate student by her side. What she finds when she joins the alternative lifestyle at Sunflower Farm appears to be just what it looks like…but is life as groovy as it seems in the Northeast Kingdom - or is there something more sinister lurking behind the façade of peace and love? Sex, drugs, and rock and roll - it’s 1973 and life’s groovy…but life can change in an instant.
Nika C. Beamon
Through lively and revealing interviews with women from various walks of life, this account speaks directly to the single black womans experience, addressing unique challenges such as income discrepancies between genders, the high rate of male incarceration, and the Baby Mama Syndrome. Women discuss the false expectations they face from men, from families, and from friends as well as reevaluate dating, single home ownership, career choices, having children--or not--and caring for aged parents. Their conclusion: singlehood, whether temporary or permanent, and sometimes challenging, is a fulfilling state.