Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-02-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom. Sleepers was adapted into an award-winning film, featuring Hollywood stars Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon. A moving and shocking coming-of-age story that is a must read for fans of the cult film, Stand by Me. Lorenzo Carcaterra was born in New York where he still lives. He was a reporter on the New York Daily News before he wrote A Safe Place. His second book, Sleepers, became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.
Author: Darcy Pattison
Publisher: Mims House via PublishDrive
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
THE BLUE PLANETS WORLD SERIES Earth finally receives a message from space: "You only live on land. Allow us to live in the seas." Rison will implode soon. They desperately need a new blue planet, a water planet. But Earth is crowded. Will humans be able to open their hearts to an alien race? SLEEPERS, Book 1 A rogue militia. A diabolical sabotage. Is an alien teen is the only hope for either blue planet? A test-tube baby, fifteen-year-old Jake Rose is half human and half alien; he has both lungs and gills.He's been raised on the "other blue planet," Rison. However, in a horrifying science-gone-wrong scenario, Rison will soon implode. He evacuates to Earth to live with his human father's parents on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound. His mother, Dayexi Quad-de is Rison's ambassador to Earth. She's tasked with finding Risonians a new home on Earth in a peaceful manner. Jake accidentally discovers that Earth's elite ELLIS forces are trying to sabotage Mt. Rainier by starting an eruption so that they can blame it on the Risonian aliens. Working to thwart them, Jake suddenly realizes his mother--the ambassador--is missing. Sleepers is the first novel in the action-packed science fiction The Blue Planets World series. This classic teen novel of finding your place in society combines with thrilling science fiction that delivers a punch. If you like the intrigue and excitement of Ender's Game or I Am Number Four, you'll love Darcy Pattison's science fiction series of survival among the galaxies. ALSO IN THE BLUE PLANETS WORLD See the series page at amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B074Y28FGW Sirens, Book 2 is the continuing story in a science fiction trilogy. When aliens beg refuge on Earth, they ask only for a home in the seas. But what if Earth's oceans aren't empty? The Phoke, the mer men and mermaids of Earth have remained hidden for centuries. But a Risonian water-borne illness forces them to come out of hiding and take a place at the negotiation table. Pilgrims, Book 3 is the exciting conclusion of an epic science fiction trilogy that pits Risonians and Earthlings against inevitable implosion of a planet. A small courageous team from Earth travels to Rison to find the cure for a water-borne disease that threatens the Phoke, the mermen and mermaids of Earth. But Rison's implosion is pending. In a rush against time, they must deal with the politics of desperate men and the tricks of a dying planet. Will they find the cure and escape in time? ENVOYS, Prequel Envoys, Prequel is the short story of the first contact with the Risonians on their Cadee Moon Base. The ambitious naval officer Blake Rose joins the team as the comparative biology specialist. He's the first to shake hands with a Risonian, Dayexi Quad-de, who immediately captures his heart. Still, he has a job to do: protect Earth from aliens.Interested in the origin of the Blue Planets World series? This is the short story for you.
Author: Rick D. Cleland
Release Date: 2011-04-25
The book explains, in detail, how ordinary folks commonly among us, daily, could be Secret Agents of Al Qaeda. The characters of the male Doctor, the lady Pharmacist, and the male athletic Coach are intertwined in ways the reader would not ordinarily consider possible or even probable.
Author: Regina Bendix
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science
The symposium "Sleepers, Moles, and Martyrs: Secret Identifications, Societal Integration, and the Differing Meanings of Freedom" held in Reinhausen, 2002, formed the basis of this publication. Occasioned by the social, political and mass media discourses after the bombings of New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, an interdisciplinary group of scholars came together to explore the connotations and implications of the term "sleeper". The biographies of terrorist perpetrators are but one of many permutations of sleeper-like phenomena in late modern polities. Clandestine operatives of the state are sleepers, and both willing and unwilling victims of terrorism are discursively transformed from sleepers into martyrs. Starting with analyses of the discourses about sleepers in Part I-their historical antecedents, narrative employment, and semantic differentiation-Part II turns to the hidden or unspoken of aspects of the state, the challenge of fundamentalist terrorism to the modern political project and the tensions between neighbourly discourse, public display and the state. Part III juxtaposes changing depictions of Shiite martyrdom with the violence done to the term "martyr" within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In Part IV, cultural secrets encoded in memorials and public silences in academic discourse are addressed. The different cases assembled offer comparative materials and perspectives from the USA, France, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain, Iran, Israel, Istria and Sweden.
A normal spring morning cascades into a nightmare world for Mera Stevens as 1.8 billion children simultaneously fall ill and then vanish from the face of the earth. Her son, Jeremy, is one of them. Increased natural disasters, onslaught of disease and other phenomena throws the world into chaos as it balances on the brink of extinction. With communications down, Mera gathers the courage and strength she needs to trek across a dying country in search of a daughter she desperately hopes is still alive. While en route to Seattle, Mera is joined by others on a similar mission. Their travels are not easy. Not only do they have to face nature’s roadblocks, they must combat the infected who have become their most deadly obstacle. More than just facing the physical and emotional challenges that test their survival, the group faces a journey that will take them much further than just a search for loved ones in a desolate world.
Author: Jonathan Gash
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-11-07
You know things are going badly when you've been stabbed, hospitalized and arrested for a crime that, not only did you not commit, you actively attempted to prevent. Top that off with a pending appearance in court before a judge whose wife you know rather better than he does, and you start to think that visiting an ancient Irish tomb with a gang of ruthless villains sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do. All you have to do is to make sure that you don't end up joining the ancient Irish tomb's ancient Irish inhabitants. Nothing's ever that simple, though, is it? Not in my world, anyway. Women have a tendency to confuse matters and when you're dealing with a deranged scarecrow poet and an eastern European hit man whom you know for a fact has never been further east than Billericay in his entire life, things are confusing enough, don't you think?
On a spring day, while natural disasters rock the globe, almost two billion children disappear from the face of the earth. Of the few who remain, most are ravaged with a plague that turns them into mindless, murderous beings. The residents of Haven prepare for what they believe is the final battle against the Sleepers. Instead of running, they stand their ground and launch a huge offensive. The only problem they face is who–or what–will they be actually battling?
The Sleepers in the Cave is a beautifully illustrated and creatively written story about the seven sleepers of Ephesus. The story tells us that those who put their entire trust in Allah, will be helped by Him in unknown ways.
On a spring day, almost two billion children disappear from the face of the earth while natural disasters rock the globe. Of the few who remain, most are ravaged with a plague that turns them into mindless, murderous beings. The Sleepers grow in numbers, massing together. They are deadly and more frightening–and they are starting to plan. Not only do the survivors have to face the deadly force beyond their fence–an even deadlier force lurks among them. As the battle begins, a new foe becomes a friend and a friend is now the enemy.
It has been a year and a half since a tragic event took the lives of the children and the Sleeper virus cascaded out of control causing those infected to be more deadly than any disease. Life is divided as what’s left of humanity struggles to divert extinction. Alex Sans leads a growing group of survivors who find sanctuary in a place they call Grace. It is a daily struggle to return to some sort of normalcy despite the dangerous world just outside their walls. They are succeeding, thriving and moving forward past their losses. Unfortunately, fate has dictated that man is not meant to survive ‘The Event’ and the Sleepers are to inherit the earth. Alex and the others face that reality as the Sleepers press closer to their gate and their semi-peaceful existence shatters. Sleepers 3 takes a surprising and dramatic turn as dark truths emerge, heroes rise to the occasion, and heartbreaking sacrifices are made.