Nach einer desaströsen Mission beginnt für die Perses der lange Weg nach Hause. Doch ein weiterer Konflikt steht der Crew noch bevor, als sich herausstellt, dass ein blinder Passagier an Bord mitfliegt. Während die Gruppe versucht, sich gegen den unsichtbaren Predator zur Wehr zu setzen, spielt der Jäger sein ganz eigenes Spiel ... Mit der Abschlussgeschichte "Feuer und Stein: Omega"
Das erste Kapitel einer neuen Geschichte um die Predator, die Aliens und die mysteriösen Ingenieure aus Feuer und Stein. Die Marines kämpfen auf dem Planeten Tartarus gegen extraterrestrische Jäger, die im Besitz eines hufeisenförmigen Raumschiffes unbekannten Ursprungs sind. Der Vertreter von Weyland-Yutani will das Schiff unbedingt in seinen Besitz bringen. Der Captain der Marines möchte nur seine Crew beschützen. Doch keines dieser Ziele scheint möglich zu sein, wenn gerade die Predator angreifen!
Die Predator, außerirdische Trophäenjäger, kommen schon seit Jahrhunderten auf die Erde, um ihrem blutigen Zeitvertreib nachzugehen. Sie sind auf der Jagd nach den härtesten, gefährlichsten Menschen. Was sie nicht wissen: Dieses Mal hat sich ihre Beute zu einer schlagkräftigen Truppe zusammengeschlossen. Predator, seid wachsam!
Unaufhaltsam fallen unzählige Raumschiffe der gefürchteten Predatoren in den von Menschen kontrollierten Teil des Weltraums ein. Um der Bedrohung durch die Yautja, wie die Predatoren auch genannt werden, etwas entgegenzusetzen, schickt die Weyland-Yutani-Cooperation ihre Spezialeinheit ins Feld – die Colonial Marines. Aber der Preis, den sie dafür zahlen, ist hoch, denn die Predatoren sind überlegene Krieger, und jede neue Konfrontation fordert unzählige Opfer. Doch als sich Lt. Johnny Mains zusammen mit seinem Trupp Marines – den VoidLarks – dem Kampf stellt, stoßen sie auf einen Feind, der noch tödlicher ist, als man es sich hätte vorstellen können ... PREDATOR: ARMADA ist der erste Teil der epischen RAGE WAR-Romantrilogie, in der die beiden kompromisslosesten Aliens der Filmgeschichte aufeinandertreffen. Das Universum wird nie wieder das alte sein. "Wer Fan von einem oder beiden Franchises ist, wird seine helle Freude daran haben, Menschen, Predators und Aliens wieder im Kampf um die jeweils eigene Existenz vereint zu erleben." [City of Films]
Die Überlebenden der gestrandeten Crew des Planeten LV-223 lassen den Schrecken hinter sich und ziehen mit der Perses weiter. Doch der mutierte Androide Elden verfolgt sie mit der Helios und bringt Galgo - der das Kommando über das Schiff übernommen hat - dazu, sich auf ein gefährliches Spiel einzulassen: Sein Leben im Austausch gegen Francis Lane, Eldens Schöpfer. Bald schon beginnt für die Gruppe ein mörderischer Kampf zwischen Jagen und Gejagt werden, wobei Elden und seine xenomorphen Begleiter nicht die einzige Gefahr darstellen, die an Bord gelangt ...
Die Überlebenden der gestrandeten Crew des Planeten LV-223 lassen den Schrecken hinter sich und ziehen mit der Perses weiter. Doch der mutierte Androide Elden verfolgt sie mit der Helios und bringt Galgo – der das Kommando über das Schiff übernommen hat – dazu, sich auf ein gefährliches Spiel einzulassen: Sein Leben im Austausch gegen Francis Lane, Eldens Schöpfer. Bald schon beginnt für die Gruppe ein mörderischer Kampf zwischen Jagen und Gejagt werden, wobei Elden und seine xenomorphen Begleiter nicht die einzige Gefahr darstellen, die an Bord gelangt ...
Florida is full of human predators, and they all give Dr Kay Scarpetta the opportunity and the means to do what she does best - persuading the dead to speak to her. And in Boston, Benton Wesley is working on a secret case involving convicted killers. It is a project which gives Scarpetta deep disquiet, as does the behaviour of her niece, Lucy, who is spending too much time in cheap bars looking for casual pick-ups. The Academy is called when a woman's body is found in Boston. She has been tortured, sexually abused, her body tattooed with handprints. The same sort of handprints Lucy had seen on the flesh of her latest pick-up. Meanwhile, Scarpetta and Marino are investigating the disappearance of a family in Florida, called in by a concerned neighbour, but as they search and find the tell-tale signs of abduction rather than disappearance, they also discover that someone had assumed the identity of the caller, and she is now dead. They've been set up, and it becomes clear that someone is tracking their every move.
Resenting his Animorph powers, Marco prefers to watch over his widower father until he learns that his mother is still alive, and he is horrified to discover that she is the highest ranking officer in the Yeerk army.
He Stalked His Victims. . . A mother and daughter--brutalized, murdered, and left to rot in the summer heat. A young college student--killed with a .38 handgun at a remote highway rest stop. These were just a few of the victims of Timothy Krajcir, a sexual predator with an unquenchable appetite for violence. . . From State To State. . . He would travel to towns where nobody knew him, break into a woman's home, and wait for her. It started when he was still in his teens, when a rape conviction landed Krajcir in jail. After that, he spent much of his adult life behind bars for various sex crimes. By the time he was in his early 30s, he was a free man. Free to stalk, rape, and kill. Three Decades Of Murder And Blood. . . But in 2007, new DNA testing finally linked Krajcir to another college girl's murder. Ultimately, Krajcir confessed to killing nine women--five in Missouri and four in Illinois and Pennsylvania. But his three-decade reign of terror has never been forgotten--and the full range of his predatory crimes never revealed--until now. With 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos
DK Eyewitness Predator is a brand new topic for this bestselling reference series. Amazing photographs offer your child a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural world's largest, fastest and most lethal predators. Show your child the incredible array of weapons, tactics, defences, and disguises used by animals in their battle for survival. They'll also discover that every animal is either a predator or prey and how important maintaining this balance is in particular ecosystems. Now available in ebook(PDF) format.
Die Jagd nach einem üblen Verbrecher führt Judge Dredd in unbekanntes Territorium, wo ein verrückter Wissenschaftler Genexepriemente an einem Predator durchführt, die selbst einem Dr. Moreau große Bewunderung abringen würden. Die DNA der Aliens spielt bei diesen Experimenten jedenfalls eine wichtige Rolle. Doch, wie könnte es auch anders sein, das Experiment geht kolossal schief und Dredd findet sich alsbald in einer Meute wilder, mutierter Xenomorphen wieder! John Layman wirft in diesem, in sich abgeschlossenen, Science-Fiction Crossover drei der beliebtesten Sci-Fi Franchises in einen Topf und braut daraus ein Süppchen, das abgefahrener nicht sein könnte. Untermalt wird das Ganze von den detaillierten Retro-Artworks von Chris Mooneyham, die ein dystopisches Noir-Felling aufkommen lassen.
Bestselling author Terri Blackstock presents this Ebook of her newest standalone novel, Predator. The murder of Krista Carmichael’s fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith and made her question God’s justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome? Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion-dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online Predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line. Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now.
The wildly popular series by K.A. Applegate is back! The first six books of Animorphs return, with striking new lenticular covers that morph. Marco never wanted to be an Animorph. He didn't want the ability to change into any animal he touches. And he certainly didn't want to be one of a handful of kids that are the planet's only defense against a secret alien army. His friends know why he feels the way he does. He's worried about his dad -- the only family Marco has left. If anything happens to him, his father will be alone. But something big is about to change for Marco. Something that could finally give him a reason to fight.
This book addresses the fundamental issues of predator-prey interactions, with an emphasis on predation among arthropods, which have been better studied, and for which the database is more extensive than for the large and rare vertebrate predators. The book should appeal to ecologists interested in the broad issue of predation effects on communities.
Zanghara South Waziristan. August 5, 2009: In a carefully orchestrated midnight attack US drones zeroed in and killed the dreaded leader of the infamous Tehreek-e-Taliban as he lay with his wife on his father-in-law's terrace. A riveting, highly-informed conspiracy novel set in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US, The Eye of the Predator is an arresting account of an unlikely group of men who slept with the enemy in a desperate bid to fight the monster of Pakistan. The question is who tipped off the CIA? Baitullah Mehsud the dreaded leader of the Pakistani Taliban had grown too big for his boots. His delusions of grandeur, his manic dreams of ruling all of Pakistan and his brazen and bloody terrorist acts were making many people uneasy. The US, the ISI, the Karzai Government, the Government of Pakistan and various splinter groups of the Taliban – all of whom had at one time or the other partnered with him – now wanted him dead.
The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle shows in Predator, it was one of the most profound developments in the history of military and aerospace technology. Once considered fragile toys, drones were long thought to be of limited utility. The Predator itself was resisted at nearly every turn by the military establishment, but a few iconoclasts refused to see this new technology smothered at birth. The remarkable cast of characters responsible for developing the Predator includes a former Israeli inventor who turned his Los Angeles garage into a drone laboratory, two billionaire brothers marketing a futuristic weapon to help combat Communism, a pair of fighter pilots willing to buck their white-scarf fraternity, a cunning Pentagon operator nicknamed "Snake," and a secretive Air Force organization known as Big Safari. When an Air Force team unleashed the first lethal drone strikes in 2001 for the CIA, the military's view of drones changed nearly overnight. Based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews, Predator reveals the dramatic inside story of the creation of a revolutionary weapon that forever changed the way we wage war and opened the door to a new age in aviation.
Covers hunting strategies and calling tactics to hunt predators such as red and gray fox, coyote, black bear, bobcats, and mountain lions. 107 black-and-white and 12 color photos.
The cult of the free market has dominated economic policy-talk since the Reagan revolution of nearly thirty years ago. Tax cuts and small government, monetarism, balanced budgets, deregulation, and free trade are the core elements of this dogma, a dogma so successful that even many liberals accept it. But a funny thing happened on the bridge to the twenty-first century. While liberals continue to bow before the free-market altar, conservatives in the style of George W. Bush have abandoned it altogether. That is why principled conservatives -- the Reagan true believers -- long ago abandoned Bush. Enter James K. Galbraith, the iconoclastic economist. In this riveting book, Galbraith first dissects the stale remains of Reaganism and shows how Bush and company had no choice except to dump them into the trash. He then explores the true nature of the Bush regime: a "corporate republic," bringing the methods and mentality of big business to public life; a coalition of lobbies, doing the bidding of clients in the oil, mining, military, pharmaceutical, agribusiness, insurance, and media industries; and a predator state, intent not on reducing government but rather on diverting public cash into private hands. In plain English, the Republican Party has been hijacked by political leaders who long since stopped caring if reality conformed to their message. Galbraith follows with an impertinent question: if conservatives no longer take free markets seriously, why should liberals? Why keep liberal thought in the straitjacket of pay-as-you-go, of assigning inflation control to the Federal Reserve, of attempting to "make markets work"? Why not build a new economic policy based on what is really happening in this country? The real economy is not a free-market economy. It is a complex combination of private and public institutions, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, higher education, the housing finance system, and a vast federal research establishment. The real problems and challenges -- inequality, climate change, the infrastructure deficit, the subprime crisis, and the future of the dollar -- are problems that cannot be solved by incantations about the market. They will be solved only with planning, with standards and other policies that transcend and even transform markets. A timely, provocative work whose message will endure beyond this election season, The Predator State will appeal to the broad audience of thoughtful Americans who wish to understand the forces at work in our economy and culture and who seek to live in a nation that is both prosperous and progressive.

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