Susan Galina and her friend Pat embark on a luxury cruise where they meet Susan's favorite author, Max Merriwell, but as the ship ventures into the Bermuda Triangle, they are baffled by a series of notes threatening Merriwell and the discovery of the body of a man who is a character in one of Merriwell's books.
A brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly! Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place heâ€™s ever been: South Ridge Middle School. Thereâ€™s a lot thatâ€™s great about his new school, but thereâ€™s also one big problemâ€”Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in his favorite comics. Unfortunately, Maxâ€™s uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away wonâ€™t exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesnâ€™t mean Max wonâ€™t do his best to be the hero his school needs!
Author: Max Ritvo
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Reverent and profane, entertaining and bruising, Four Reincarnations is a debut collection of poems that introduces an exciting new voice in American letters. When Max Ritvo was diagnosed with cancer at age sixteen, he became the chief war correspondent for his body. The poems of Four Reincarnations are dispatches from chemotherapy beds and hospitals and the loneliest spaces in the home. They are relentlessly embodied, communicating pain, violence, and loss. And yet they are also erotically, electrically attuned to possibility and desire, to everything living / that won t come with me / into this sunny afternoon. Ritvo explores the prospect of death with singular sensitivity, but he is also a poet of life and of lovea cool-eyed assessor of mortality and a fervent champion for his body and its pleasures. Ritvo writes to his wife, ex-lovers, therapists, fathers, and one mother. He finds something to love and something to lose in everything: Listerine PocketPak breath strips, Indian mythology, wool hats. But in these poemsfrom the humans that animate him to the inanimate hospital machines that remind him of deathit s Ritvo s vulnerable, aching pitch of intimacy that establishes him as one of our finest young poets. "
Author: Don Easton
While investigating a murder, RCMP undercover operative Jack Taggart finds himself in too deep when he tangles with an Asian organized crime syndicate and a rogue Chinese intelligence officer. When a seventy-five-year-old woman is killed in an apparently random car accident, it looks like a simple hit-and-run â€” until the car is linked to an Asian organized crime syndicate. Undercover operative Jack Taggart, who is called in to investigate, quickly identifies a top crime boss as the perpetrator, but he must still figure out how to infiltrate the manâ€™s inner circle. Taggart approaches a young Chinese woman on the fringes of the syndicate and tries to coerce her into becoming his informant. Unbeknownst to him, the young woman is actually a Chinese spy working for a rogue intelligence officer known only as Mr. Frank. When she offers to introduce Taggart to the crime boss, he jumps at the chance, hoping to gain evidence about the murder. But Taggart gets more than he bargained for when Mr. Frank draws up a deadly plan of murder and deceit to hide his trail.
All twelve books of the Jack Taggart Mystery series are gathered together in this bundle, including the latest mystery, An Element of Risk. â€śRipped from the headlines ... Easton, an ex-Mountie, knows his police work.â€ť â€” Globe and Mail â€śOne of the best hard-nosed series in Canada.â€ť â€” Hamilton Spectator â€śSwift action, sudden violence and compassion told in a style that keeps you turning the pages. Easton is a writer at the top of his game.â€ť â€” Hamilton Spectator â€śFilled with moments of sheer terror that will keep the readers turning pages faster and faster as it builds.â€ť â€” Bookgasm.com Includes: An Element of Risk â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #12 (NEW!) RCMP operative Jack Taggart goes undercover to identify a murderer who belongs to a white supremacist faction and is a self-proclaimed survivalist. Subverting Justice â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #11 Jack Taggart never thought he would miss Damien Zabat, until his old nemesis was unseated by a new head of the Satans Wrath motorcycle gang. Now the new boss is settling old scores, and Taggartâ€™s family are on his revenge list. His superiors tell him to hold back, but Taggart knows a bit about vengeance, too. A Delicate Matter â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #10 Jack Taggart is once again thrown into conflict with his longtime nemesis, Satans Wrath gang leader Damien Zabat. When Jack obtains evidence to implicate Damienâ€™s son, Buck, in a murder, he thinks he finally has what he needs to get Damien to turn informant. But little does Taggart know that a new, even more terrifying, enemy is on the rise. And 9 more Jack Taggart titles: Art and Murder â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #9 The Benefactor â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #8 Corporate Asset â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #7 Birds of a Feather â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #6 Dead Ends â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #5 Samurai Code â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #4 Angel in the Full Moon â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #3 Above Ground â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #2 Loose Ends â€” Jack Taggart Mystery #1
Author: Bey Deckard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Fresh out of school, Dr. Crane takes on a new patient who both intrigues and unnerves him. Charming, manipulative, and amoral, Max has exactly the sort of mind Crane finds himself drawn to with fictional characters. As Max weaves himself into Crane's life, Crane realizes that while fiction might be safe, Max certainly is not. When the professional line between them thins, who gets to define where one man ends and the other begins?
My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole. I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead. But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world. --from the Introduction Actual reader feedback: "I am completely baffled as to how you can congratulate yourself for being a womanizer and a raging drunk, or think anyone cares about an idiot like you. Do you really think that exploiting the insecurities of others while getting wasted is a legitimate thing to offer?" "Thank you, thank you, thank you--for sharing with us your wonderful tales of drunken revelry, for teaching me what it means to be a man, for just existing so I know that there is another option; I too can say 'screw the system' and be myself and have fun. My life truly began when I finished reading your stories. Now, when faced with a quandary about what course of action I should take, I just ask myself, 'What Would Tucker Do?'--and I do it, and I am a better man for it." "I find it truly appalling that there are people in the world like you. You are a disgusting, vile, repulsive, repugnant, foul creature. Because of you, I don't believe in God anymore. No just God would allow someone like you to exist." "I'll stay with God as my lord, but you are my savior. I just finished reading your brilliant stories, and I laughed so hard I almost vomited. I want to bring that kind of joy to people. You're an artist of the highest order and a true humanitarian to boot. I'm in both shock and awe at how much I want to be you." "You are the coolest person I can even imagine existing. If you slept with my girlfriend, it'd make me love her more."
A young coastal bird experiences both the fear of being swept out to sea and then the value of friendship as he navigates the dangerous journey from shark-infested waters to getting home as he learns to overcome difficulties.
Max Ernst and Alchemy
Author: M. E. Warlick
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Surrealist artist Max Ernst defined collage as the "alchemy of the visual image." Students of his work have often dismissed this comment as simply a metaphor for the transformative power of using found images in a new context. Taking a wholly different perspective on Ernst and alchemy, however, M. E. Warlick persuasively demonstrates that the artist had a profound and abiding interest in alchemical philosophy and often used alchemical symbolism in works created throughout his career. A revival of interest in alchemy swept the artistic, psychoanalytic, historical, and scientific circles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Warlick sets Ernst's work squarely within this movement. Looking at both his art (many of the works she discusses are reproduced in the book) and his writings, she reveals how thoroughly alchemical philosophy and symbolism pervade his early Dadaist experiments, his foundational work in surrealism, and his many collages and paintings of women and landscapes, whose images exemplify the alchemical fusing of opposites. This pioneering research adds an essential key to understanding the multilayered complexity of Ernst's works, as it affirms his standing as one of Germany's most significant artists of the twentieth century.
Max, a young hunk who has very little experience with women, gets out of the Marine Corps in 1968 and finds out his girlfriend has gotten married and moved away. He jumps in his old convertible and heads west to see the country. It seems that everywhere he goes he runs into fascinating--and sexy--women who fall all over him, from a ski bunny with two broken legs to a well-preserved bordello madam. From joining the mile High Club to starring in a triple-X movie, Max's sexual experiences are not only plentiful, but original and entertaining as well. Come along for the ride, and keep the top down.
A biography of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born reveals the great scientist's struggle with morality, politics, war, and obscurity and reassesses his contributions to the world of twentieth-century physics and science. 20,000 first printing..
Author: Virginia Wade
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Deep in the heart of Africa, Jane searches for her long lost father, the famous explorer, Author Tennent. Her uptight chaperone, Evelyn, is hiding a dirty secret. She's been administering a â€śsoothing techniqueâ€ť to her young ward for years, and society would be scandalized, if they knew what it was. A rough and tumble Texan by the name of Maxwell Collins heads the expedition. He's unabashedly interested in the lovely Miss Tennent and harbors a rather stiff crush. Natives with cocks the size of tree trunks, a great white-ape who enjoys kidnapping women and having his way with them, and an orgy loving chief, all play a role in this adventurous story about lust and love. â€śThe scene was set so that you could visualize the jungle, heat and lack of civilization. Once the ride started it was on, I was hooked. Vivid hot detail throughout. Hope Jane has more playmates in her next adventure.â€ť- Stephluve, Texas â€śI thoroughly enjoyed this romp.â€ť - Juanita Blau, NJ â€śThis title reminds me of Victorian Erotica and for those who love that genre, don't pass this one up. The premise, writing and scenes are hot!â€ť - RomanceLover
When Christ Comes
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Life with no end? Space with no bounds? And what about Armageddon, The Lake of Fire, The Mark of the Beast? Are we supposed to feel good about all this? When we wonder about these things, we aren't alone. There is much about the end of history we don't understand. But while thoughts on the final day will stir our questions, they needn't stir our fears. Regarding that day, Jesus urged, "Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me" (John 14:1). Max Lucado believes the day Christ comes will be the "beginning of the very best." And our primary task is to be prepared and peaceful while we wait. If we have some questions about the end of time ... If we have concerns about what will happen to us ... If we want to look to the end of times as a source of comfort and not chaos ... Then this is the book we need. New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado walks us through Scripture to find peace in the present and hope for the hereafter.