A Jack Nightingale short story

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444755021

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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An exciting short story, part of the Jack Nightingale series by bestselling author Stephen Leather - thrillers with an occult twist. Jack Nightingale - lives in the shadows, fights in the dark. Ex-cop turned private eye Jack Nightingale is used to dealing with tricky situations. He's faced down the powers of hell a couple of times, too. In this new short story, he's called in to help a policeman who's lying at death's door. The doctors can't work out what's wrong. But the dying man's colleagues swear blind that he was cursed by a gypsy during the Dale Farm clearance. And Nightingale could be his only hope. Jack Nightingale is the hero of Stephen Leather's supernatural detective novels. There are five books in the critically acclaimed series: NIGHTFALL, MIDNIGHT, NIGHTMARE, NIGHTSHADE and LASTNIGHT.
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Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: 47 North

ISBN: 9781612182292

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

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"You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale": They are words that ended his police career. Now Jack's a struggling private detective--and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale's life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion from a man who claims to be his father. It comes with a warning that Nightingale's soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday--just three weeks away. Jack doesn't believe in Hell, but when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn't find a way out he'll be damned in hell for eternity.
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Author: Stephen Leather,Alex Shaw,J. H. Bográn

Publisher: EM.C Press

ISBN: 9780615803661

Category: Short stories

Page: 260

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"Nothing excites me more than discovering new writing talent, and this book is bursting with it!" - Stephen Leather "Action, violence and cold-blooded ruthlessness, this compilation of thrillers has it all. Six authors, six different styles, one great read." - Jack Silkstone "You have a real treat in store for you here, my friends. These guys tell great stories; stories that feel so real you'll be looking over your shoulder. They just do it in an extraordinarily economical way." -Jake Needham DEATH TOLL is a powerful, pulse-pounding, thriller anthology introduced by international bestselling crime author Jake Needham that brings together Stephen Leather, Alex Shaw, JH Bográn, Stephen Edger, Liam Saville, and Howard Manson. DEATH TOLL takes you on an expedition into the dangerous, deadly world of assassins, spies, corrupt police officers, cold-blooded killers, rogue robbers and ruthless revenge. DEATH TOLL is the best short thriller fiction from six of today's best thriller authors. DEATH TOLL includes: Hiatus - STEPHEN LEATHER Hetman: Donetsk Calling - ALEX SHAW The Assassin's Mistress - JH BOGRAN Best Served Cold - STEPHEN EDGER Goodbye Maria, Sorry - HOWARD MANSON Predator Strike - LIAM SAVILLE Under Cover of Death - HOWARD MANSON Breaking In - STEPHEN LEATHER
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The 6th Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Three Elephants Limited

ISBN: 9780956620392

Category:

Page: 356

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Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows - in the grey areas where the real world meets the supernatural. But when he arrives in San Francisco to take on a group of Satanists bent on opening a doorway to Hell, the danger is out in the open and all too real. The Apostles - a Satanic coven using murder and torture to pave the way for a demon to enter the real world - realise that Nightingale is on their tail. And unleash their own brand of monsters to take him down. With Nightingale's life - and his very soul - on the line, he has only days to stop The Apostles from bringing death and destruction to the entire world.
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The 5th Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444742671

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3762

A killer is murdering Goths with relish - skinning and butchering them. The cops aren't getting anywhere so Jack Nightingale's nemesis, Superintendent Chalmers, asks him for help. Nightingale discovers that the murdered Goths had one thing in common: a tattoo connected to the secretive Satanic child-sacrificing cult called the Order of Nine Angles. As Nightingale closes in on the killers, the tables are turned and he finds himself in the firing line, along with his friends and family. The Order will stop at nothing to protect their secrets and Nightingale realises that there is nothing he can do to protect himself. Nor can he run, for the Order has connections across the world. It leaves him with only one way to stop the carnage - and that's to take his own life . . .
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A Jack Nightingale short story

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444755021

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 5886

An exciting short story, part of the Jack Nightingale series by bestselling author Stephen Leather - thrillers with an occult twist. Jack Nightingale - lives in the shadows, fights in the dark. Ex-cop turned private eye Jack Nightingale is used to dealing with tricky situations. He's faced down the powers of hell a couple of times, too. In this new short story, he's called in to help a policeman who's lying at death's door. The doctors can't work out what's wrong. But the dying man's colleagues swear blind that he was cursed by a gypsy during the Dale Farm clearance. And Nightingale could be his only hope. Jack Nightingale is the hero of Stephen Leather's supernatural detective novels. There are five books in the critically acclaimed series: NIGHTFALL, MIDNIGHT, NIGHTMARE, NIGHTSHADE and LASTNIGHT.
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The 7th Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Three Elephants

ISBN: 9780956620378

Category:

Page: 294

View: 528

Teenagers are being possessed and turning into sadistic murderers. Priests can't help, nor can psychiatrists. So who is behind the demonic possessions? Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate, and finds his own soul is on the line.
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Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House

ISBN: 8771326839

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 50

View: 8207

Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.
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Stories from My Life as a Nurse

Author: Lynn Dow, RN

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631522779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4425

In the 1950s, nurses served as handmaidens to the physician; by the start of the new millennium, they had become admired independent practitioners. Nightingale Tales is a peek into that transition, as told by a nurse who lived it. Each chapter is a stand-alone story depicting the ridiculous mores nurses have been subjected to over the years, the archaic equipment they’ve had to struggle with, and the changes in the profession, brought about by time, the feminist movement, and advances in technology. Told with humor and compassion, the stories of Nightingale Tales provides an unusual—and highly entertaining—window into the world of medicine from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
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(Nightingales 1)

Author: Donna Douglas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446493997

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Three very different girls sign up as student nurses in 1936, while England is still mourning the death of George V. Dora is a tough East Ender, driven by ambition, but also desperate to escape her squalid, overcrowded home and her abusive stepfather. Helen is the quiet one, a mystery to her fellow nurses, avoiding fun, gossip and the limelight. In fact she is in the formidable shadow of her overbearing mother, who dominates every aspect of her life. Can a nursing career free Helen at last? The third of our heroines is naughty, rebellious Millie an aristocrat on the run from her conventional upper class life. She is doomed to clash over and over again with terrifying Sister Hyde and to get into scrape after scrape especially where men are concerned. This utterly delightful novel brings a London pre-war hospital vividly to life.
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Author: Loribelle Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1508052549

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

View: 9801

Liza is Paladin, third in power in the Redstar pack. Half witch, half werewolf, but without the ability to change forms, she has an acrimonious history with Caleb, the Alpha’s heir. Then one explosive night, they explore her interest in submission, but he leaves the pack. And her. Five years later, the Alpha orders Liza to bring Caleb home. The years of distance have not dulled his anger at her, or the heat that once flared between them. Caleb is biding time before returning to Redstar. It’s pleasurably spent with his lover Zach. When Liza shows up, once again at his father’s bidding, he’s angry and hurt, but he still wants her. This time he isn’t letting her go. Zach takes one look at the woman and knows she’s the one for them. But can he accept that her delicious submission in bed goes no further than the bedroom door? Claimed by two werewolves, Liza struggles to move forward from the past with Caleb while getting to know Zach. But they’ll have to respect her devotion to the pack and her warrior spirit if they’re going to win her.
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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635229844

Category: Fiction

Page: 4

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A nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of the white roses tell her that there's a way to produce a red rose, but only if the nightingale is prepared to sing the sweetest song for the rose all night, and sacrifice her life to do so. Seeing the student in tears, the nightingale carries out the ritual, and impales herself on the rose-tree's thorn so that her heart's blood can stain the rose. The student takes the rose to the professor's daughter, but she again rejects him because another man has sent her some real jewels, and "everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers." The student angrily throws the rose into the gutter, returns to his study of metaphysics, and decides not to believe in true love anymore.
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Tales of the Otori Book One

Author: Lian Hearn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101215623

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9575

An international bestseller, Across the Nightingale Floor is the first book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko. In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace. But unbeknownst to him, his father was a celebrated assassin and a member of the Tribe, an ancient network of families with extraordinary, preternatural skills. When Takeo's village is pillaged, he is rescued and adopted by the mysterious Lord Otori Shigeru. Under the tutelage of Shigeru, he learns that he too possesses the skills of the Tribe. And, with this knowledge, he embarks on a journey that will lead him across the famed nightingale floor—and to his own unimaginable destiny... From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473604117

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1915

Working undercover is all about trust - getting the target to trust you and then betraying them in order to bring them to justice. But what do you do when you believe an undercover cop has crossed the line and aligned herself with the international drugs smuggler she was supposed to be targeting? When Lisa Wilson stops passing on intelligence about her target, MI5 sends in Dan 'Spider' Shepherd to check that she's on the straight and narrow. Now the lives of two undercover operatives are on the line. *********** Praise for Stephen Leather '[Leather] has the uncanny knack of producing plots that are all too real' Daily Mail 'Let Spider draw you into his web, you won't regret it' - Sun
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Author: Robert Timberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684826739

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 5919

Presents the story of five top graduates of Annapolis who served heroically in Vietnam and rose to national prominence during the Reagan years
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Play in Three Acts

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210894

Category: Drama

Page: 107

View: 5021

Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.
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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 491

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Novel

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125016561X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5300

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018)! "A TOUR DE FORCE." —Kirkus (starred review) Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves. In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.
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