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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Ellen Ripley glaubte, die Aliens besiegt zu haben ... Als Ripley nach Jahrhunderten im All endlich zur Erde zurückkehrt, erfährt sie, dass die Menschen den Planeten Acheron kolonisiert haben. Acheron – besser bekannt als LV 426 – ist ein Planet, den Ripley nur allzu gut kennt, denn hier begegnete sie zusammen mit der Crew der Nostromo dem Xenomorphen, der tödlichen Kreatur, die als Alien in die Geschichte einging. Und der Kampf der Menschen gegen das Monster beginnt von Neuem ...
Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIAas and U.S. militaryas most effective and controversial killing tools. Brian Glyn Williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents, and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operationthe CIAas largest assassination campaign since the Vietnam War erabeing waged in Pakistanas tribal regions via remote control aircraft known as drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles. Having traveled extensively in the Pashtun tribal areas while working for the U.S. military and the CIA, Williams explores in detail of the new technology of airborne assassinations. From miniature Scorpion missiles designed to kill terrorists while avoiding civilian collateral damageA to prathrais, the cigarette lightersize homing beacons spies plant on their unsuspecting targets to direct drone missiles to them, the author describes the drone arsenal in full. Evaluating the ethics of targeted killings and drone technology, Williams covers more than a hundred drone strikes, analyzing the number of slain civilians versus the number of terrorists killed to address the claims of antidrone activists. In examining the future of drone warfare, he reveals that the U.S. military is already building more unmanned than manned aerial vehicles. Predators helps us weigh the pros and cons of the drone program so that we can decide whether it is a vital strategic asset, a frenemy, A or a little of both.
LET THE HUNT BEGIN.
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]
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!
Когда на улицы Таркова опускается тьма, когда обычные люди, вчера ещё бывшие добрыми соседями, начинают убивать друг друга за банку консервов. Когда привычный порядок в одночасье сменяется диким беспределом… Обычный офисный хомяк внезапно превращается в жестокого и безжалостного Хищника. Клавиатура отброшена в сторону, в руках — тяжелый дробовик. Возврата к прошлому больше нет, остаётся только одно — стать самым страшным зверем в этих каменных джунглях. Добро пожаловать в Тарков! Эта книга написана под впечатлением от игры «Escape from Tarkov». Посмотрим поближе на одного из участников — Дикого! И если про метаморфозы уголовников все понятно, то как Диким становится обычный человек, вчерашний офисный работник? Сможет ли он переступить всё и превратиться в хищного зверя? Оказывается, да, причём достаточно быстро. Привыкшие к клавиатуре руки столь же спокойно станут нажимать уже не кнопку «Enter», а спусковой крючок. Не вызовет особого сомнения и необходимость обыскать ещё теплое тело противника. Недолго будут терзать муки совести. А вот сможет ли такой хищник остаться в душе человеком? И сохранить хоть какие-то положительные черты? Зайдём в Тарков — там всё и посмотрим.
Though she was once a happy teenager with a wonderful family and a full life, Turquoise Draka is now a hunter, committed to no higher purpose than making money and staying alive. In a deadly world of vampires, shape-shifters, and powerful mercenaries, she’ll track any prey if the price is right. Her current assignment: to assassinate Jeshikah, one of the cruelest vampires in history. Her employer: an unknown contact who wants the job done fast. Her major obstacle: she’ll have to mask her strength and enter Midnight, a fabled Vampire realm, as a human slave. Vulnerable and defenseless, she faces her greatest challenge ever. From the Hardcover edition.
Luda is a woman of the Great Plains, a horsewoman and hunter, revered by fearsome Indians for her strength and courage. After harrowing experiences during the Civil War as a surgical nurse, she decides to live the life of a recluse. Surviving off her wits, Luda hunts, choosing to vanquish her prey with inordinate strength, quick hands and a sharp knife - except when she needs a beast of burden. Then the prey is captured, forced into submission and bound into humiliating subjugations utilizing among her many means of torture, cruel piercings and body modifications. What better beast of burden than the human male, she decides, as he is easily captured and trained by a superior female. Luda has no difficulty extracting unending servitude from her captives as she moves her camp hundreds of miles south to her winter haven. The entourage includes Luda's life long companion, her neutered servant who, envious of the intact male, insures that the captured beast perform and labor without respite. In his first period piece, Chris Bellows writes of a fascinatingly dominant woman in unusual circumstances, creating a riveting story entwined with explicit D/s encounters and provocative depictions of male submission. Like all of Bellow's work, this story is not for the timid reader. For Bellows' fans it is another hot read to savor!
Before Predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer Mark Verheiden and artist Chris Warner created an acclaimed comic-book sequel to Predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of Central America to the concrete jungle of New York City - where they face Dutch Schaefer's big brother, who's an NYPD detective! Also included in this volume are Verheiden's two subsequent Predator stories - Cold War and Dark River. Three now-classic tales in one over-sized, deluxe hard cover volume designed to sit on your bookshelf beside the Aliens 30th Anniversary edition!
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.

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