Point of Origin


Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101207345

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9849

The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell. “Sears its way into the psyche…Ablaze with Cornwell’s finest, scariest writing.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains—the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen’s every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her… Includes an Introduction by the Author From the Paperback edition.

Points of Origin

Author: John L. Orr

Publisher: Infinity Pub

ISBN: 9780741441911

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 673

Join the investigation as lead character, Arson Investigator Phil Langtry, searches every clue to uncover a serial arsonist.Could it possibly be `one of their own??This scintillating story was confiscated from the author?s home at the time of his arrest. Many believe it parallels his own activities while working as the fire captain and lead arson investigator for the Glendale Fire Department, California. He is currently serving a life sentence at Lompoc Penitentiary, California.This uncut story continues to be a source of ongoing controversy as recently witnessed on Investigative Reports, Nova and Arrest & Trial.

Point of Origin

Gobekli Tepe and the Spiritual Matrix for the World’s Cosmologies

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620554453

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 3325

Reveals Gobekli Tepe as a center of civilizing knowledge for the ancient world • Details how symbolic elements at Gobekli Tepe link a pre-Vedic cult in India to cosmological myths and traditions in Africa, Egypt, Tibet, and China • Discusses how carved animal images at Gobekli Tepe relate to stages of creation and provide an archaic foundation for symbolic written language • Defines how classical elements of ancient Egyptian myth and religion characterize an archaic cosmological tradition that links ancestrally back to Gobekli Tepe How could multiple ancient cultures, spanning both years and geography, have strikingly similar creation myths and cosmologies? Why do the Dogon of Africa and the civilizations of ancient Egypt, India, Tibet, and China share sacred words and symbols? Revealing the existence of a long-forgotten primal culture and the world’s first center of higher learning, Laird Scranton shows how the sophisticated complex at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is the definitive point of origin from which all the great civilizations of the past inherited their cosmology, esoteric teachings, and civilizing skills, such as agriculture, metallurgy, and stone masonry, fully developed. Scranton explains how the carved images on Gobekli Tepe’s stone pillars were the precursors to the sacred symbols of the Dogon, Egyptians, Tibetans, and Chinese as well as the matriarchal Sakti cult of ancient Iran and India. He identifies Gobekli Tepe as a remote mountain sanctuary of higher knowledge alluded to in Sakti myth, named like an important temple in Egypt, and defined in ancient Buddhist tradition as Vulture Peak. Scranton reveals how Gobekli Tepe’s enigmatic “H” carvings and animal symbolism, symbolic of stages of creation, was presented as a kind of prototype of written language accessible to the hunter-gathers who inhabited the region. He shows how the myths and deities of many ancient cultures are connected linguistically, extending even to the name of Gobekli Tepe and the Egyptian concept of Zep Tepi, the mythical age of the “First Time.” Identifying Gobekli Tepe not only as the first university but also as the first temple, perhaps built as a civilizing exercise, Scranton definitively places this enigmatic archaeological site at the point of origin of civilization, religion, and ancient science.

Point of Origin

Author: M. R. Forbes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519626509


Page: 354

View: 5185

A starship lost. A creator found. A frantic race to save them both. For Colonel Mitchell "Ares" Williams, there is no giving up. There is no going back. The Goliath may have fallen into enemy hands, but the war must go on. After all, he and the Riggers have what they need to locate the Creator, the man responsible for the alien threat and the key to unraveling their unstoppable attack. All they have to do is get to him before the Tetron do. It's no easy task, but nothing about the war has ever been easy, and the Riggers still have a few tricks left up their sleeves.

Global conceptualism

points of origin, 1950s-1980s

Author: Luis Camnitzer,Jane Farver,Rachel Weiss,László Beke,Walker Art Center,Miami Art Museum of Dade County

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780960451494

Category: Art

Page: 279

View: 7058

This book documents the most important exhibition of conceptual art ever undertaken, and surveys with decidedly international scope the development of idea-based art in the works of over 100 artists, from Australia, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and North America. Included are scholarly essays which consider on a region-by-region basis the spread of conceptual art, as well as the "moment of rupture" when artists turned from object-based to idea-based art. Through both its text and its numerous reproductions, this book shows the degree to which the language of conceptual art is global, and its extensive look at non-Western artists redresses the relative invisibility of these places in most histories of conceptualism.

The Survivors

Point of Origin

Author: Amanda Havard

Publisher: Chafie PressLlc

ISBN: 9780983319047

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 324

View: 3317

Sadie Matthaw tries to cope with her new life life in Surivors City, including her problems with the Winters, another clan of immortals, and her dual attraction to bloodthirty Everett Winter and the kind human, Cole Hardwick.

Point of Origin

Author: Rebecca Yarros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997383133


Page: N.A

View: 1504

In Legacy, Colorado, our inheritance is simple: Fire and Heartbreak. Sebastian Vargas? He's both. Bash was my best friend, my first love, my everything...until he walked away six years ago. I swore I'd never leave Legacy. Bash swore he'd never leave me. At least one of us kept our promise. When he comes home with a plan to resurrect the local hotshot crew that killed eighteen firefighters, including both our fathers, he sets everyone on edge¿especially me. Bash needs my help to win over the town council on behalf of the crew, but he has no intention of being on it¿or staying. I can't afford to fall for him again, but six years hasn't changed our insanely hot chemistry, or the way we feel about each other.With history poised to repeat itself, I'm once again torn between the small town I vowed to fight for, and the man whose love could burn me to the ground again.

White Protestant Nation

The Rise of the American Conservative Movement

Author: Allan J. Lichtman

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802144201

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 6172

Spanning nearly a century of American political history, an insightful study of the origins, development, and accomplishments of modern American conservatism traces the history of the movement from the 1920s, examines its principles and strategies, and profiles such right-wing personalities as Strom Thurmond, Barry Goldwater, Phyllis Schlafly, and others.

Fire Lover

A True Story

Author: Joseph Wambaugh

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504041518

Category: True Crime

Page: 338

View: 543

The hunt forthe most prolific American arsonist of the twentieth century—in this Edgar Award–winning true crime story that’s “stranger than fiction” (The New York Times). From Joseph Wambaugh, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of such classics as The Onion Field and The Choirboys, comes the extraordinary story of the chase for the “Pillow Pyro,” led by one ambitious firefighter. Growing up in Los Angeles, John Orr idolized law enforcement. However, after being rejected by both the LAPD and LAFD, he settled for a position with the Glendale Fire Department. There, he rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a fire captain and one of Southern California’s best-known and most respected arson investigators. But Orr led another, unseen life, one that included womanizing and an insatiable thirst for recognition. While Orr busted a slew of petty arsonists, there was one serial criminal he could not track down. Nothing was safe from the so-called Pillow Pyro’s obsession. Homes, retail stores, and fields of dry brush all went up in flames. His handiwork led to millions of dollars worth of property damage and the deaths of four innocent bystanders. But after years of evading the police, he made a mistake—one that would turn Orr’s life upside down. The Washington Post raves, “When [Joseph Wambaugh] talks about the culture of cops versus the culture of firemen, we get no speculation, only hard-earned details.” Based on meticulous research, interviews, case records, and thousands of pages of court transcripts, Fire Lover is Wambaugh at his best.


A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542690

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9674

The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Seafood Authenticity and Traceability

A DNA-based Pespective

Author: Amanda Naaum,Robert Hanner

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128016027

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 198

View: 1127

Seafood Authenticity and Traceability: a DNA-based Pespective is a concise reference showcasing the latest developments in the field. Written for those in food authenticity who may not have a technical molecular biology background, the book covers methods used for DNA analysis and an overview of their applications in fish and seafood, also providing reviews of the technology and processes for each method. It offers a practical and succinct overview of the relationship between accurate identification, traceability, sustainability, and safety of seafood, including an overview of the supply chain and the industry's need for improved traceability. Presents current and future perspectives in the emerging field of traceability, including solid coverage of DNA analysis for origin detection Includes molecular authentication tools to improve species identification throughout the seafood industry Provides reviews of the technology and processes for each DNA analysis method Offers a comprehensive overview for those in food authenticity who may not have an in-depth molecular biology background

Point of Impact

Author: Stephen Hunter

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553904048

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9837

The inspiration for the USA Network series Shooter -- "... A harsh, visceral, novel of conspiracy and betrayal by veteran author Stephen Hunter... a distrubing mix that plays on our sense of history while at the same time it appeals to our darkest fantasies of rough justice." - Chicago Tribune He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, twenty years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic war, all Bob Lee Swagger wants to be left alone and to leave the killing behind. But with consummate psychological skill, a shadowy military organization seduces Bob into leaving his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged. The assassination plot is executed to perfection—until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent. Now Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, using his lethal skills once more—but this time to track down the men who set him up and to break a dark conspiracy aimed at the very heart of America.

Point of origin

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group


Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 9407

Virginia medical examiner Kay Scarpetta finds herself up against a killer who hids his crimes with fire

In Praise of Blandness

Proceeding from Chinese Thought and Aesthetics

Author: François Jullien

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 169

View: 2342

A consideration of blandness not as the absence of defining qualities but as the harmonious union of all potential values--an infinite opening into human experience.

Black Notice


Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101203774

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1829

The decomposed remains of a stowaway lead Dr. Kay Scarpetta on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and on a mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: toward protecting her career or toward the truth.

Point of Origin

Author: Emil Roberts

Publisher: Steven Magel

ISBN: 0999084844

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6502

Point of Origin

The Evolution of Religious Consciousness and Its Ultimate Expression

Author: Ericjon Thomas

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469166585

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 3243

The Point of Origin investigates the evolution of religious consciousness as an integral reality in the human person. The evolution of religious consciousness is an experience found throughout human history beginning with the earliest known human species, the Cro-Magnon. In this work Br. Thomas identifies empirical data that lends itself to his theory that spirituality is not a bi-product of the human phenomena but an essential characteristic of being human. The author delves into conscious acknowledgement of the natural law as a universal norm guiding human activity in the wake of the plurality of religious expressions (Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, etc.). In a crescendo effect of his work Br. Thomas illustrates how mysticism becomes the ultimate expression of religious consciousness in the human experience.

Point of Origin

Author: Amanda Tru

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615674131

Category: Montana

Page: 310

View: 7010

"I should have killed you when I had the chance. You have no idea, do you? Life is just a crazy coincidence? That's fine. I have a feeling even mercy has a limit" The terrorist's words haunt Rachel Saunders. Are they the ramblings of a psychopath? Or is there someone else out there who is watching Rachel and deciding if she should live or die? When Rachel stumbles across something she was never meant to see, she discovers all the random events from the past year have connections that are much closer to home than she ever imagined. Now she must elude terrorists intent on killing her and piece together the clues to identify her enemy before time runs out and many more people lose their lives. When all the secrets and lies are revealed, will Rachel be able to handle seeing her world as she know it fall apart? Will she be able to forgive one last betrayal from the man she thought she loved? POINT OF ORIGIN is Book Three in the TRU EXCEPTIONS series. Contains a SNEAK PEAK of YESTERDAY: BOOK 1 (Christian Romantic Suspense, Time Travel Romance)



Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101585153

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2211

Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.