Elle devrait le fuir. Impossible. En débarquant en Australie, Adi est décidée à repartir de zéro ! Elle laisse derrière elle l’Europe et les mauvais souvenirs, et va se consacrer à son nouveau boulot : s’occuper d’un enfant dans la petite ville de Kapiwaru. Sauf qu’à son arrivée, elle découvre que l’enfant en question est Samaï, un boxeur blessé de 25 ans, mi-australien mi-thaïlandais, aussi sexy que caractériel… et qu’il ne savait rien de son arrivée ! Le rôle d’Adi, embauchée par la mère du sportif ? Le surveiller, le forcer à prendre soin de lui-même et à suivre son traitement pour sa blessure. Plus facile à dire qu’à faire, surtout quand l’attirance s’en mêle, les sentiments aussi, et que leurs affrontements sont aussi passionnés qu’explosifs ! *** Nos lèvres avides se rencontrent. Les siennes sont douces, chaudes, rassurantes. D’abord sur mes gardes, je ne tarde pas à les écarter pour lui laisser un passage. Nos langues s’appréhendent, se cherchent, se trouvent. Précautionneusement, comme s’il attendait encore mon autorisation, ses mains se posent sur ma taille pour m’attirer à lui. Quant aux miennes, elles se promènent sur ses épaules musclées pour jouer ensuite sur sa nuque. Collée à lui, je n’ai pas peur. Je sais confusément qu’il ne me fera jamais de mal. Et c’est tellement bon que c’est comme si mes pieds ne touchaient plus le sol. Quand mes fesses atterrissent sur le bureau, je comprends que ce n’était pas qu’une impression. Cet homme fort m’a soulevée pour que nous soyons à la même hauteur. Guère déstabilisée, j’enroule mes jambes autour de sa taille. Son érection vient alors se presser contre mon bas-ventre. Loin de me rebuter, ce contact allume un véritable brasier au creux de mon corps. – Adi… *** Beautiful Fighter, de Kristen Rivers, histoire intégrale.

Author Kristen Rivers
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-09-02
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Prisci dipindahkan ke unit Palliative Care. Dia dianggap tak lagi memiliki harapan hidup. Beban itu teramat berat, tapi Prisci mulai menerima kenyataan. Setelah menjalani sepuluh kali operasi, saat itu pun tiba. Denyut nadi dan jantung Prisci mulai tak tampak di monitor, meski tubuhnya masih bernapas pelan dan berat. Tak ada lagi gelombang otak yang ditangkap dari kepala Prisci. Saya hanya mampu mengangguk pelan ketika dokter menanyakan apakah alat bantu pernapasan hendak dilepas dari tubuh Prisci. Di seberang sana, sebuah bangku kosong di SMA Santa Ursula, Jakarta, tetap setia menanti. Prisci tak sabar ingin duduk di sana. Ia menanti hari ketika ia masuk ke ruang kelas itu. Prisci ingin kembali dengan kegembiraan, semangat, kegigihan, dan cinta. Setitik air mata menetes di ujung mata kanannya. Prisci tersenyum bangga. Tersenyumlah Putriku. Senyummu sangat cantik.

Author Jacobus Dwihartanto
Isbn 602038571X
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2018-10-01
Pages 320
Language English
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Elliot Turner is a criminal investigator for the Air Force Office of Special investigations, trying to hold on to his sanity and his career as he struggles with his erratic telepathic and clairvoyant abilities, while attempting to catch a serial killer who has been preying on young men and women for over 20 years. The killer is using the Military as a means to change his killing fields every few years. This case takes Elliot from the plains of Colorado to the far east, and begins an odyssey that will introduce Elliot and the reader to a new type of organization and criminals with skills he would never have imagined.

Author James Davidson II
Isbn 9781456763077
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-07-28
Pages 372
Language English
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Boxing began in Cleveland in the 1880s. As pugilism was an illegal activity, brawling workers from the iron ore docks surreptitiously met on "Whiskey Island" to settle disputes. They would be followed by crowds of spectators who cheered them on and often ended up fleeing from the sheriff. Boxing grew in popularity and soon became a legitimate sport that brought packed houses to such local venues as Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the Cleveland Arena, and the Public Auditorium. Thousands of fans from across the country would come to Cleveland to attend the marquee bouts of many of the city and the nation's most celebrated fighters. Cleveland's Greatest Fighters of All Time follows the amazing careers of the city's most popular and successful boxers, highlighted by more than 100 rarely-seen images. From the speedy and resilient Johnny Kilbane, Cleveland's first great champion, to the heroic Jimmy Bivins, a true champion in and out of the ring, these stories of triumph and heartbreak are to be enjoyed by boxing fans of all eras. Much of the action inside is described in such a way as to bring the reader ringside.

Author Jerry Fitch
Isbn 1439613524
Genre Photography
Year 2002-06-05
Pages 128
Language English
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The Saber Claw is a new fast destroyer built around the new Vallen/Maxumus warp engines. It is armed with new attack and electronic warfare jump ships called Daggers. These jump ships were designed for marines by marines. Beary Maxumus is a young 18 year old Bearilian Fleet Cadet with a secret. He is actually Dr. Beary Maxumus the designer of the Warp engine that powers the ship. He is also a Marine reserve Corporal who was part of an elite Special Forces unit called MSU 6. The enemy calls him the Ghost. His dream was to be just another cadet. Those dreams are about to be shattered.

Author Charles & Irene Nickerson
Isbn 1479720364
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 360
Language English
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This is the second collection of articles on professional boxing to be published in book form by acclaimed writer Thomas Hauser. It offers unique insights into Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Shane Mosely, Ray Jones Jr. and many more superstars, as well as an insider's critique of the sweet science today. Satirical, whimsical, and pungent, Hauser deftly maps the politics and poli-tricks of the world's only true universal sport.

Author Thomas Hauser
Isbn 155728718X
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2001
Pages 266
Language English
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Captain Dewayne Bennett writes of the document tragety that resulted in heavy combat losses of the 41st Combat Wing's ill planned mission to Oberfaffenhofen, Germany on 24 April 1944. Bennett survived this mission as well as being a sole squadron survivor on a mission to Schweinfurt, on 13 April 1944.

Author Andrew Anzanos
Isbn 1257581295
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2013-02-28
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“His connection at age fifteen with L.A.'s most notorious gangster, his sinister lifestyle while working for a renowned private investigator, Johnny Ortiz's exciting life involved close friendships with Hollywood superstars and sports champions. In Palm Springs he mingled with the Rat Pack; in Las Vegas he attended celebrity-ridden parties; in Los Angeles the saloons he owned became a hangout for sports figures and famous actors. Champions worked out at his legendary Main St. Gym and most of Hollywood's top boxing movie gym scenes were filmed there including the first three Rocky movies. In his revealing reminiscences Ortiz fondly relates previously untold stories of celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Henry Fonda, Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson, Robert Mitchum, Lynda Carter, Olivia De Havilland, Bette Davis, Jackie Gleason, Ben Johnson, Dorothy Lamour, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Lenny Bruce, Cliff Gorman, Phil Crosby, and John Drew Barrymore, along with sports icons like Muhammad Ali, O.J. Simpson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Henry Armstrong, Rocky Marciano, and Joe Louis. Johnny Ortiz has been a fighter, trainer, manager, boxing historian and a twelve year host of his own radio show. He is a longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild, has numerous TV and film credits, and is also an accomplished stage actor. In 1999, he completed his role opposite Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson in the film, ‘Play It To The Bone.’ In 2001, director Michael Mann cast him in the Will Smith movie, ‘Ali.”

Author Johnny Ortiz
Isbn 1463419023
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2011-07-26
Pages 480
Language English
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Along the Afghanistan border, a CIA agent meets secretly with a distraught Arab girl. She passes him a coded message before killing herself. But before the message can be deciphered, the world spins toward war: Within hours, the president of Pakistan is assassinated, and the country's nuclear warheads go missing. Al Qaeda streams into northern Pakistan. Israel puts her combat forces on hair-trigger alert. CIA paramilitary agent Peter Zembeic is given the impossible task of finding and destroying the missing warheads. Working with his best friend, a B-2 pilot, they develop a desperate plan to save the world from the threat of nuclear terror.

Author Chris Stewart
Isbn 1429909250
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 400
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A poignant biography of a pilot who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II. In a quiet churchyard is the grave of an airman who lost his life fighting in the skies over southern England in October 1940. The author happened to come across this grave, and after some initial inquiries discovered that nobody in the town was aware that this Battle of Britain pilot lay at rest in their parish. Determined to discover more about the short life of this hero, he undertook several years of research to craft this biography. Peter Cape Beauchamp St. John joined the RAF in November 1937 on a four-year short service commission at the age of twenty. In July 1938 he was posted to No. 87 Squadron, being equipped with the then-new Hawker Hurricane fighter. After war had been declared, the Squadron was posted to France in support of the British Expeditionary Force, becoming operational on September 10, 1939. In March 1940 he was transferred to 501 Squadron in Tangmere, and then again in April to 74 Squadron as an operational pilot at Hornchurch, equipped with Spitfires. It was from here that he fought his part in the Battle of Britain. For those who may have forgotten “The Few,” this stirring story tells of the all-too-short life of one of the 544 young men who gave everything to defend Great Britain from Nazi aggression.

Author Simon St. John Beer
Isbn 1473817927
Genre History
Year 2009-02-19
Pages 224
Language English
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The Hunters of Infinity have guarded the Daharian galaxy for ages, but when betrayed, they can become a vicious enemy . . . Jessop, the first woman to join the Hunters, has finally been reunited with those who mean the most to her. In her quest for vengeance, she has left many embittered and betrayed, chief among them Kohl O’Hanlon, the Hunter who once loved her. Now, as the feared Falco Bane leads his forces into the Hunters’ territory, Kohl attempts to retaliate, flooding their infamous Shadow City with his own followers. Jessop must fight a war on two fronts, testing her commitment to the ones she loves and challenging her abilities as the most elite warrior among the Hunters. With the future of Daharia’s leadership at stake, Jessop is determined to protect those closest to her at all costs . But when allies turn into adversaries, the real threat comes from a place least expected . . . “This thrilling, action-packed debut ties together strong characters with a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next volume in this new series.” —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on The Glass Blade

Author Ryan Wieser
Isbn 1635730279
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-10-16
Pages 265
Language English
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From the eccentric Fairey Battle to the lethal-looking CF-18, from modern airliners that have no defects (and no character) to the classic North Star (which had both), here is the ultimate line-up of the aircraft that have served Canadians in the last century. With over one hundred photographs of fifty historic planes, Wings Across Canada is a retrospective of Canada’s aeronautical technology. This book does not compare the planes, nor claim that all are "classics" in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, it is a celebration of a love affair with aircraft that all served a purpose in their own time.

Author Peter Pigott
Isbn 1554883792
Genre Transportation
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 192
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"Do we still know how to read a novel?" John Sutherland, Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His disheartened answer is an unequivocal, "No." But Sutherland has not given up hope. With acerbic wit and intellect, he traces the history of what it used to mean to be well-read and tells readers what it still means today. Using this delightful book as a means to an end, he reminds readers how the delicate charms of fiction can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating. On one level this is a book about novels: how they work, what they're about, what makes them good or bad, and how to talk about them. At a deeper level, this is a book in which one of the most intimate tête-à-têtes is described—one in which a reader meets a novel. Will a great love affair begin? Will the rendezvous end in disappointment? Who can say? In order for the relationship to take its appropriate course all the details must be clearly acknowledged and understood for their complexities: plot, point of view, character, style, pace, first and last sentences, and even beauty. Still, Sutherland knows a true understanding of fiction is more than a flirtation with text and style—it is a business. Taking his readers on a trip to the bookshop, he helps them judge a book by its cover based on design and color, wondering aloud what genre might be best, even going so far as to analyze one of the latest American bestsellers to further help the buying reader choose the novel that is right for him or her. In a book that is as wry and humorous as it is learned and opinionated, John Sutherland tells you everything you always wanted to know about how to read fiction better than you do now (but, were afraid to ask).

Author John Sutherland
Isbn 1466859997
Genre Reference
Year 2013-12-10
Pages 272
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Cappa is born a cripple raised a cripple and dies a cripple many Galaxies away in the Sirrom solar system. In his death he dreams about another being far greater than himself. 5 million years later he finds himself awoken on an alien vessel with the memories of his crippled life but the abilities of the one he has dreamed about for so long. His arrival in the universe does not go unnoticed and he is recognised as Lord Capprona of Grasmere God of time. While his dreams confirm this could he really be a God or is he just a vessel for powers which were never meant for him? He soon finds himself pursued by beings even greater than himself. With only his dreams connecting him to his new abilities he finds himself on the ultimate quest of discovery and survival.

Author Grayson Anderson-Brown
Isbn 1456798170
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-09-05
Pages 450
Language English
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In the magnificent interstellar era, mankind has finally developed teleport technology, but when trying to teleport, they are not sent to the future, the past, or any land known to men... This mysterious space is called God¡¯s Sanctuary, where lived numerous unknown creatures. Here, humans will make the greatest leap in their evolution to create the most glorious epoch in history. "Sacred-blood creature black beetle killed. Beast soul of sacred-blood black beetle gained. Eat the meat of sacred-blood black beetle to gain 0 to 10 geno points randomly."

Author Twelve-Winged Dark Seraphim
Isbn 7999092452
Genre Fiction
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Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national bestsellers. Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! is the story of his controversial gubernatorial years and his life since deciding not to seek a second term as governor in 2002. Written with award-winning author Dick Russell at a secluded location on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Ventura's bestselling book reveals for the first time why he left politics—and why he is now considering reentering the arena with a possible independent run for the presidency. In a fast-paced and often humorous narrative, Ventura pulls no punches in discussing our corrupt two-party system, the disastrous war in Iraq, and what he suspects really happened on September 11. He provides personal insights into the Clinton and Bush presidencies, and elaborates on the ways in which third parties are rendered impotent by the country's two dominant parties. He reveals the illegal role of the CIA in states like Minnesota, sensitive and up-to-date information on the Blackwater security firm, the story of the American spies who shadowed him on a trade mission to Cuba, and what Fidel Castro told him about who really assassinated President John F. Kennedy. This unique political memoir is a must-read for anyone concerned about the direction that America will take.

Author Jesse Ventura
Isbn 1626368961
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2009-05-15
Pages 320
Language English
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Scottish aristocrats John Campbell Gordon (1847–1934) and Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon (1857–1939), known as the Aberdeens, rejected both revolution and reaction in their political careers. The aristocratic progressivism and egalitarian marriage of these fervent liberals confounded both contemporaries and historians. John, as viceroy of Ireland and governor-general of Canada, was a notable ally of feminists, workers, and Irish Home Rulers. Ishbel, his viceregal companion and the long-time president of the International Council of Women, was a liberal feminist and Home Ruler whose commitments stirred up even more controversy. Superbly written and informed by decades of research, Liberal Hearts and Coronets is the first biography to treat John Campbell Gordon as seriously as his better-known wife. Examining the Aberdeens’ remarkable careers as landlords, philanthropists, and international progressives, Veronica Strong-Boag casts the twilight of the British aristocracy in an entirely new light.

Author Veronica Strong-Boag
Isbn 1442616504
Genre History
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 384
Language English
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The Dark Tournament is finally down to the wire. After a long trail of brutal bloodshed, the stage has been set for the ultimate showdown between Team Urameshi and Team Toguro. And now that Kurama can transform into a fox demon at will by drinking the potion from the Seed of De-Incarnation--a lovely parting gift from Suzuki, The Beautiful Fighter--his ferocious plants have been given a much-needed energy boost. Meanwhile, Sakyo reveals that his grand plan is to create a path between the demon plane and the human world, allowing powerful demons to come through and wreak havoc in the human realm. Could this be the beginning of the end for humans...? -- VIZ Media

Author Yoshihiro Togashi
Isbn 1421573318
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2013-12-31
Pages 187
Language English
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During a portion of the 20th century known as the Cold War Era, when the United States feared an attack on its land, our armed forces kept a 24-hour vigil to meet any armed aggression against us. A part of this vigil involved the United States Air Force keeping fighter interceptor squadrons on alert at all times, with a certain amount of aircraft poised in alert hangars, fully armed and ready to launch within five-minutes from the sound of the alarm. This history is about one such squadron, the 60th/337th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron assigned to Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, Massachusetts. Its task was to guard a specific area of airspace in the northeast from an airborne attack. Their object was to destroy any enemy bombers penetrating U.S. airspace that was assigned to the squadron. The Air Force assigned the newest ‘all-weather’ interceptor, the F-86D Sabrejet, to the 60th in May 1953. Sometime in mid-1956 the squadron began receiving a more advanced version of the Sabrejet known as the F-86L. In 1958, the squadron converted to the fastest interceptor in the U.S. arsenal, the F-104 Starfighter, which they flew until the unit was deactivated in July 1960. You will follow the events of this fighter squadron from May 1953 until its last F-104 departed in June 1960. It tells the stories of the unit’s accomplishments, tragedies that befell the squadron, the personal reflections and feelings of some of the members, some eventful sporting news, a few social events that occurred, and the public relations work involved in helping the civilian population in the surrounding communities to better understand the importance of the mission of the fighter squadron, and the significance it had on the civilian population.

Author Stan Lukasiewicz
Isbn 1466981008
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2006-11-19
Pages 348
Language English
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Paul Harris is a spoiled rich kid who has never had to work for anything. Rob Tully is a born fighter who trains daily with his father and Uncle Tommy, believing that his gift can change all their lives for the better. When two men step into the ring of an underground fight club, only one will walk out. Set in the world of illegal bare-knuckle boxing, The Fighter pulls no punches in its depiction of lives lived in desperation. Written with the power and originality of his debut, Rust and Bone, The Fighter secures Davidson’s reputation as a talent to watch.

Author Craig Davidson
Isbn 0143181661
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-09-04
Pages 256
Language English
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