Originally published: New York: Villard Books, c2002.
Originally published: New York: Villard Books, c2002.
Gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World's Natural Wonders.
After her husband, Dr. Brock McNeil, a respected researcher, denies that chronic Lyme disease exists, Janessa is infected with Lyme disease by a man who has lost everything to the disease, and who threatens to infect her daughter next if her husband willnot change his stance.
Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.
He Called It A Tragic Accident. On a May evening in 1998, the idyllic marriage of wealthy Lake Tahoe couple Peter and Rinette Bergna ended in a crush of metal as their truck plunged 800 feet down a Sierra-Nevada mountainside. Peter was thrown from the vehicle and lived. Rinette, strapped in her seat, died on impact. In time, the grieving widower would meet a new woman, and put the tragic past behind him. Two-and-a-half years later, his life took another fateful turn... Authorities Called It A Crime. Bergna, esteemed art appraiser and son of one of California's most prominent attorneys, was indicted for the murder of his wife. Was Rinette's death really an accident-or deliberate homicide to free a controlling killer from a financially and emotionally trying marriage? The contradictory twists and turns of the case resulted in a hung jury. But it was the second trial that would yield even more surprises as a divided community waited for the final stunning verdict.
Troubleshooters: They Never Let You Down. The third addictive romantic suspense novel in New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series, filled with thrilling adventure, excitement and passion. In OVER THE EDGE, Lieutenant Teri Howe and Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok are made to undertake a daring rescue mission. But there is more than just their lives at stake... Lieutenant Teri Howe is one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves. Strong and dedicated, her passion for flying is only rivalled by her attraction to Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok. And when a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything Terri has worked for, she immediately turns to Stan for support. Stan doesn't hesitate to come to Terri's aid, even though he knows his personal code of honour - and perhaps his heart - will be at risk. But when a jet carrying an American senator's daughter is hijacked, Stan can no longer keep Terri at arm's length - he needs her flying skills to help him undertake a daring rescue mission. In the midst of danger, and as the boundaries between friends and lovers begin to blur, Terri and Stan realise that they are being pushed over the edge into a future that might be more than they ever dreamt of...
Often described as an emergency, homelessness in America is becoming a chronic condition that reflects an overall decline in the nation's standard of living and the general state of the economy. This is the disturbing conclusion drawn by Martha Burt in Over the Edge, a timely book that takes a clear-eyed look at the astonishing surge in the homeless population during the 1980s. Assembling and analyzing data from 147 U.S. cities, Burt documents the increase in homelessness and proposes a comprehensive explanation of its causes, incorporating economic, personal, and policy determinants. Her unique research answers many provocative questions: Why did homelessness continue to spiral even after economic conditions improved in 1983? Why is it significantly greater in cities with both high poverty rates and high per capita income? What can be done about the problem? Burt points to the significant catalysts of homelessness—the decline of manufacturing jobs in the inner city, the increased cost of living, the tight rental housing market, diminished household income, and reductions in public benefit programs—all of which exert pressures on the more vulnerable of the extremely poor. She looks at the special problems facing the homeless, including the growing number of mentally ill and chemically dependent individuals, and explains why certain groups—minorities and low-skilled men, single men and women, and families headed by women—are at greatest risk of becoming homeless. Burt's analysis reveals that homelessness arises from no single factor, but is instead perpetuated by pivotal interactions between external social and economic conditions and personal vulnerabilities. From an understanding of these interactions, Over the Edge builds lucid, realistic recommendations for policymakers struggling to alleviate a situation of grave consequence for our entire society.
Over the Edge, a collection of twelve short stories and essays from Harlan Ellison, is a must‐read for any fan of the wild abandon and laser focus of one of the century’s most brilliant authors. Complex, alluring, audacious, sublime—it is not hyperbole when applied to the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author whom the Washington Post calls “one of the great living American short story writers.”
Editorial Reviews "The third book in Wild’s Bridge series is a fantastic read, certain to woo new readers and satiate her returning fans. Over the Edge checks off all the boxes: it’s emotional, intense and extremely sexy. Wild taps into an often thought of as taboo fantasy — one woman sharing two men — and makes it a possibility, allowing the reader to live vicariously through the main character. While this is part of the Bridge series, it’s also effective as a standalone novel." -RT Book Reviews "Sinful, emotional, explosive, profound...this is all the best we know and love from Meredith Wild, cranked to an epic Level 11. You will not be able to put it down." -USA Today Bestselling Author Angel Payne "Scorching hot ménage? Check. A romance that will pull at your heartstrings? Check. A story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it? Check. What more can I say? I simply loved it." -NYT Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett "Just when you thought Meredith Wild had delivered the hottest, steamiest scenes in the romance world, she turns it up. Over the Edge will leave you wondering how you ever lived without men like Ian and Will in your bed. At the same time. Man. I wished I was Olivia." -USA Today Bestselling Author CD Reiss "An intriguing, sexy story about unexpected love and balancing others' expectations against your heart" -NYT Bestselling Author Shayla Black "Emotionally charged. Sexy. Forbidden. You won’t be able to put Over the Edge down." -Heidi McLaughlin, NYT Bestselling Author "Intensely sexy and deeply romantic, Over The Edge is more than just a scorching hot menage story -- it's about a captivating love that you can't help but root for." -Lauren Blakely, NYT Bestselling Author "Meredith Wild delivers yet again with another sizzling romance where sharing takes on a whole new meaning... " -Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends series "Meredith Wild creates the perfect ménage for her fans: scorching sex, unexpected love, and a happily ever after sure to please romance fans long after they've closed the cover on Ian, Olivia, and Will." -Madhuri Pavamani "Meredith Wild has totally turned up the heat... An all out 5-star read full of hotness, sex appeal, emotional gut-wrenching feels, and moral dilemmas throughout!" -Two Girls Who Love Books "#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild, turns up the heat to scorching with the third book in the Bridge series. Sinfully sexy with a ménage romance, everyone will love Liv, Will and Ian’s story." -Vilma's Book Blog "The heat is on! Meredith Wild really turns it up with this sizzling, beautifully written menage story. Two sexy, captivating men and one strong, determined heroine. I loved Meredith's Hacker Series and this is just as good and at times even hotter. All I can say is WOW!" -Nelle L'Amour, NYT Bestselling Author of the THAT MAN TRILOGY. "Meredith Wild ends the series with such a gem." -Heroes & Heartbreakers "One of the hottest books I've ever read." -Book Boyfriend Addict "Erotic and unexpectedly tender..." -Kirkus Reviews "I was hooked from the start! Over The Edge was sexy as hell with a love story I never saw coming." -Nina Levine, USA Today Bestselling Author "My fingers are still virtually scorched from scrolling the pages of this smoking hot book." -Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews Synopsis Olivia Bridge has always been a good girl—good grades, good friends, and a good job that her wealthy parents handed her. Desperate to carve out a life that is truly hers, Liv walks away from it all and takes on the challenge of helping her brothers open a chain of fitness centers in New York City. Just as she’s beginning to find her footing in a new place, she’s caught between two men who couldn’t be more determined to turn all her goodness inside out. Will Donovan has the capital to make the Bridge brothers’ entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Taking their uptight sister to bed seems a reasonable perk for the risk. Liv is the smartest, sexiest prude Will’s ever met, and he can’t wait to break her down. Life is too short for Ian Savo to play by anyone’s rules. Sharing women with his friend isn’t anything new, so when Will introduces him to Liv, he can’t wait to get a taste. But falling for the same girl, or falling at all, was never in the plans...
*CLICK HERE to download sample chapters from Over the Edge * * A different sort of true climbing adventure—this one with terrorists, kidnappings, and AK47s * New afterword by the author * First time in paperback Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America’s best young rock climbers—Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason “Singer” Smith, and John Dickey—were asleep in their portaledges high on the Yellow Wall in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan. At daybreak, they would be kidnapped at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of secret bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and is linked to Al Qaeda. The kidnappers, themselves barely out of their teens, intended to use their hostages as human shields and for ransom money as they moved across Kyrgyzstan. They hid the climbers by day and marched them by night through freezing, treacherous mountain terrain, with little food, no clean water, and the constant threat of execution. The four climbers -- the oldest of them only 25 -- would see a fellow hostage, a Kyrgyz soldier, executed before their eyes. And in a remarkable life-and-death crucible over six terrifying days, they would be forced to choose between saving their own lives and committing an act none of them thought they ever could. In Over the Edge, the climbers reveal the complete story of their nightmarish ordeal to journalist and climber Greg Child. With riveting details, Child re-creates the entire hour-by-hour drama, from the first ricocheting bullets to the climatic decision that gains them their freedom. Set in a region rife with narcotics and terrorism, this is a compelling story about loyalty and the will to survive. What continues to make it relevant today, 15 years after the events took place, is the geopolitical context -- the incident happened, eerily, on the eve of 9–/11; the fact that at least two of the four climbers continue to be prominent in the sport; and the details incorporated into the story around the media hype and controversy regarding the climbers and their story.
The Philosophy of Mountaineering. This book is the result of the contributions by some of the greatest authors of moutaineering literature: Pat Ament, Phil Bartlett, Arlene Blum, Margaret Body, Sir Chris Bonington, Hamish M. Brown, Joe Brown, Greg Child, Jim Curran, Giusto Gervasutti, Andrew Greig, Terry Gifford, Heinrich Harrer, Dougal Haston, Maurice Herzog, Sir John Hunt, Jeff Long, Jeff Lowe, Hamish MacInnes, Jeffrey McCarthy, Ian Mitchell, Paul Prichard, David Roberts, Doug Robinson, Steve Roper, Galen Rowell, Woodrow Wilson Sayer, Doug Scott, Eric Shipton, G. B. Spenceley, Sir Leslie Stephen, Mikel Vause, Edward Whymper, Simon Yates, Geoffrey Winthrop Young.
Analyse: Le pionnier du surf en Californie, Greg Noll surnommé "Da Bull", raconte son parcours et à travers ses souvenirs, dévoile sa passion dévorante pour ce sport riche en sensations fortes.
In this personal narrative, former couch potato Michael Bane begins an incredible journey that takes him from the abyss to the highest, storm-swept mountains and, ultimately, changes his life forever. Bane's insights have come from participating in such high-risk sports as mountaineering and cave diving.