Author: John Twelve Hawks
Publisher: Seal Books
Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are two young men living just beneath the glittering surface of life in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the brothers have been shaped by stories that their father was a Traveler — one of an elite group of prophets able to attain pure enlightenment. The Corrigans, who may have inherited their father’s gifts, have always lived “off the grid” — that is, invisible to the intricate surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern world. Thousands of miles away, Maya is attempting to lead a normal life in London. The attractive twenty-six-year-old designer wants to ignore the fact that she comes from a long lineage of Harlequins — a band of warriors pledged to protect the Travelers at all costs. When Maya is summoned to Prague by her ailing father, she learns that Gabriel and Michael have just been located in California. The brothers may represent the last surviving Travelers, and are in desperate need of protection. Maya is reluctant to be drawn into the solitary, destructive life of her ancestors, but she has been trained to fight since she was a young girl. Also searching for the brothers is Nathan Boone, a disciplined mercenary working for the Tabulas — ruthless men who are determined to inflict order on the world by invisibly controlling its population. Boone and the Tabulas fear the power of the Travelers, and for generations Tabulas have hunted them down. When Maya flies to California in search of Gabriel and Michael Corrigan, a colossal battle looms that will reveal a secret history of our time. In this stunningly suspenseful first novel, reminiscent of George Orwell and Philip Pullman, John Twelve Hawks has created a vividly imagined world that runs parallel to our own. Moving at lightning speed from the back alleys of Prague to the underworld of Los Angeles to a guarded research facility in New York, The Traveler goes beneath the surface to give us new insights on history and our own lives. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: John Katzenbach
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
“Daring and admirable…it’s rare to find a suspense novel with the scope of well-crafted fiction…The Traveler is compulsive reading.” —Chicago Tribune This suspenseful classic from John Katzenbach, now back in print, reaffirmed his status as one of the best new thriller writers on the scene. Miami detective Mercedes Barren, recovering from a traumatic shooting, has transferred to the relative quiet of the forensics department to get her life back on track. Yet this peace is put on hold when she gets a wrenching phone call: her niece has been brutally murdered. Soon she uncovers the shocking truth: the killer—a professional photographer—is engaging in “copycat” murders across the country, while forcing a young student to document every horrific crime. The woman—he calls her “Boswell”—is his stenographer of cruelty. And if she drops her pen, she’ll end up being his next “subject.” As her already fragile life begins to fall to pieces, Mercedes makes it her mission to track down this cold-blooded killer—even if it means enlisting the help of his brother, a psychiatrist specializing in sex offenders. But can they catch him before his camera flashes next and snuffs out another life? Unbearably suspenseful, with believable characters and dialogue second-to-none, The Traveler is pure John Katzenbach.
Author: Daren Simkin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A charming fable that evokes a life lesson we would all do well to learn: living and loving are time well spent. Once, there was a boy named Charlie. He had a pretty nice life . . . but it wasn't perfect. So one day he packed up all his time—all his round, squishy years and square, mushy months, down to every itsy-bitsy second—in his suitcase and locked it up safe, said goodbye to his parents, and set off to find something better to spend his time on. Charlie traveled all over the world in search of the perfect thing to make him happy, but that turned out to be much harder to find than he thought. In the meantime, his itsybitsy seconds and silky, smooth hours and raggedy days ticked away and vanished, and soon they added up to weeks and months and years—so that once Charlie stopped his traveling and realized what he really needed out of life, it was almost too late. Almost. Every so often, a book comes along that seems to capture an important truth for a particular time and generation. This is one of those books: a unique story about the relentless search for perfect happiness that preoccupies so many of us. ORIGINS OF THE TRAVELER The Traveler stemmed from something I heard over dinner, the evening before I embarked on a drive from Boston to Los Angeles: "We only have so much time to give." I don't remember the comment's context, but its phrasing struck me. I thought about it literally as I packed for my trip . . . If you can give time, you can keep time—or save time, too; why would anyone do that? And if time is a form of currency, I wonder what it looks like . . . I quickly decided on the story's basic premise: a boy, not content with his life, decides to pack up his time and leave home in search of something perfect to spend it on. The next morning I pushed off from Boston and headed west. Days later, immediately upon my arrival in Los Angeles, I sat down and wrote The Traveler. ILLUSTRATION COLLABORATION In addition to being my older brother, Daniel is a fantastic artist, and I'm so glad he agreed to be the lead on the huge task of illustrating The Traveler. We've figured out a fun and collaborative working arrangement: first, we share our ideas on what sort of illustration we're looking for—we consider the role it will play in plot and thematic development, and, of course, the aesthetic appeal—then we draw up preliminary sketches. Once they're completed, we discuss these crude images and, after selecting the best concepts from each, Daniel takes over. He ties together our rough ideas, meliorates them, adds more of his own, and magically creates an illustration. We critique it together, then Daniel continues to develop and hone the illustration until we're happy with the result.
An Event Group Thriller
Author: David L. Golemon
267,000 BCE. The continent was its own world, untouched by the planet-wide catastrophe that ended the reign of the dinosaurs over sixty-five million years before. A traveler arrives in the jungles of this ancient world who will fight to survive carnivorous creatures in a land never meant for human kind. In another time and in a land far distant, men and women struggle to recover from the loss of so many of their own in a battle. Inside of this Group, Colonel Jack Collins has summoned the best of the best from the most secretive organization in the United States government, The Event Group, to help him in his quest. The new mission is to recover one of their own: to bring home a lost soldier from a world that existed in the distant past. To accomplish the impossible, Department 5656, the Event Group, will have to travel to a place and time far removed from their own world - almost 300,000 years in the past. The trail to find the technology to accomplish time travel will be ripe with treachery and murder as the Group fights to bring home their friend, Captain Carl Everett, a man that was lost in a battle to save the world. This will be a fight that if lost, will change the very history of the planet and thus our present.
Author: L.E. DeLano
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A teen writer discovers that every mirror is a portal into an alternate version of her life in this romantic YA fantasy by author L.E. DeLano. Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all teacakes, pirates and fantasy lifestyles...Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it... this Jessa is going to live.
Author: Chris Pavone
Publisher: Broadway Books
A pulse-racing international thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is? Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications—and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all. It’s 3:00am. Your husband has just become a spy.
In the Beginning
Author: Melissa Moye
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
RN Bethany Morgan's life changes in an instant when the broken and bloodied body of her husband, Marshall, is wheeled past her and into the emergency department trauma bay. As his condition worsens, she struggles with the horrific memories of a monstrous creature that attacked her and killed her brother and sister when she was five years old. Unable to consider life without Marshall, Bethany embarks on a spiritual journey into hell to save his life. When she desperately accepts the help of an angelic being, she is propelled back in time to face the reality of her memories. Who and what they discover in an ancient subterranean cavern forever changes their views on religion and life itself. Thus begins the first book in the series: The Traveler. In the forested rolling hills of Wisconsin lives a creature unlike any other on earth. Thirty-five years ago, it killed six innocent young children who were playing in the cemetery one night. Five-year-old Bethany Carr was the only survivor, and she's locked away the memories of the attack deep inside her fragile mind. Though she is happily married, her daily struggle for normalcy is put to the test when her husband lies fighting for his life in the ICU. As the pieces of her memories burst from Bethany's mind, she prays for guidance and strength from her Bible, but when her husband welcomes death, she seeks help from another realm. Desperate to save her husband's life, Bethany cautiously allows her friend Rose to bring her Ouija board, and they contact the other side. Now, with the portal open, an angelic presence offers help...but for a hefty price. Bethany follows Marshall's soul into Hell to save him, and together, they return to the dead-land of her nightmares to discover the truth of what she can't remember. Bound by honor to repay the angel who helped save Marshall's life, Bethany and Marshall return to Wisconsin to save other children who have been abducted by the creature. The secrets they unravel open their eyes to the hidden conspiracies of this world, and propel them forward to fight the eternal enemy. Melissa Moye has been a registered nurse for 21 years. She works in ICU, and she lives on 10 acres in the beautiful country of North Florida. Armed with an active imagination and a computer, she creates compelling, almost believable stories of ghosts, aliens, and government conspiracies. She lives with her husband of 26 years; together, they enjoy riding their Harleys, exercising, and sitting under the stars at night, looking for UFOs. Melissa's other hobbies include nature photography, yoga, tai chi, and meditation. Melissa can be contacted at [email protected]
Author: Tom Kubiak
After the fall of communist Russia, when the Cold War ends, paradigms shift worldwide and a society dating back to Catherine the Great develops a plan to reshape Russia’s place in the world. Amidst the chaos, Thomas Miller, a university student with roots in an influential German family, is approached for recruitment by a mysterious Russian official with absolutely no option to decline. From secretive back room deals in Russia, to bloody assassinations on the streets of Montreal, Miller is swept up in an intergenerational conflict that jeopardizes all he holds dear. In the midst of this epic struggle between East and West, he stuns the other participants when he begins to play the game his own way. A lyrical, atmospheric piece peopled with compelling characters, The Traveler features a complex, engaging, forward-moving plot studded with exciting action. And although it unfailingly entertains, it also has a lot that’s important to say about the dark and soulless nature of political and financial machinations in the world.
Author: Donneal Epstein
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
Category: Air travel (Jewish law)
You have your passport, travelers' checks, and tickets, but don't leave the house without a copy of this indispensable guide. Among the many aspects of travel discussed in this practical, vital book are: prayer times, crossing the international date line, airline food, kashrus issues abroad, Shabbos observance on the road, and Yom Tov in the Land of Israel for the Diaspora Jew. With extensive notes in English, and sources. Handy, Pocket-Paperback size.
Author: Ron McLarty
From the author of The Memory of Running-a beautifully crafted story of a man who returns home to discover the truth about his past Featuring the warmth and authenticity that made The Memory of Running such a major success, Traveler wraps a beautifully written ode to friendship within a compelling mystery. Jono Riley is an aging bartender and part-time actor in Manhattan who is compelled to return to the working-class neighborhoods of East Providence, where he came of age with his three best friends in the early 1960s. Jono is drawn into an attempt to solve the mystery of several shootings that occurred back then. As the surprising truth emerges, Jono is forced to come to terms with a past that is not quite what he remembers, even as he makes new resolutions in the present.
Author: Mohammad Bader
The Traveler is a mystical journey, a dream and a desire to find peace and harmony in a world torn with war, greed and lust for power.
The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law ʻUmdat Al-salik
Author: Aḥmad ibn Luʼluʼ Ibn al-Naqīb,Noah Ha Mim Keller
Publisher: Amana Corporation
This is a classic manual of fiqh rulings based on Shafi"i School of jurisprudence and includes original Arabic texts and translations from classic works of prominent Muslim scholars such as al Ghazali, al Nawawi, al Qurtubi, al Dhahabi and others. It is an indispensable reference for every Muslim or student of Islam who needs to research on Islamic rulings on daily Muslim life.
an American odyssey in the Himalayas
Author: Eric Hansen,Hugh Swift
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Category: Business & Economics
An account of the late mountain climber's solo journey across fifteen thousand miles of the Himalayas features a text that offers insight into Swift's life and that, together with the fifty-six color photographs, is a testimonial to a generation of trekkers.
Author: Jeffrey Gibbin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Author: A. C. Balwin
Category: Cipher and telegraph codes
The Reader as Metaphor
Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Literary Criticism
As far as one can tell, human beings are the only species for which the world seems made up of stories, Alberto Manguel writes. We read the book of the world in many guises: we may be travelers, advancing through its pages like pilgrims heading toward enlightenment. We may be recluses, withdrawing through our reading into our own ivory towers. Or we may devour our books like burrowing worms, not to benefit from the wisdom they contain but merely to stuff ourselves with countless words. With consummate grace and extraordinary breadth, the best-selling author of A History of Reading and The Library at Night considers the chain of metaphors that have described readers and their relationships to the text-that-is-the-world over a span of four millennia. In figures as familiar and diverse as the book-addled Don Quixote and the pilgrim Dante who carries us through the depths of hell up to the brilliance of heaven, as well as Prince Hamlet paralyzed by his learning, and Emma Bovary who mistakes what she has read for the life she might one day lead, Manguel charts the ways in which literary characters and their interpretations reflect both shifting attitudes toward readers and reading, and certain recurrent notions on the role of the intellectual: "We are reading creatures. We ingest words, we are made of words. . . . It is through words that we identify our reality and by means of words that we ourselves are identified."
Author: Greg Weisman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Twelve-year-old Aramar Thorne’s life was turned upside down by the sudden reappearance of his father, Captain Greydon Thorne, who took his son with him on the high seas. After several months aboard Greydon’s ship, it was attacked by a deadly band of raiders known as the Hidden, leaving Aram and Second Mate Makasa Flintwill shipwrecked. But of even greater concern are the unanswered questions his father left behind. Who are the Hidden? And what of the strange compass Greydon gave to him--the compass that doesn’t point north? Aram and Makasa are on a journey to unravel these mysteries, picking up a few friends--and more than a few foes on their travels. Aram, a once-struggling student in the ways of the world, is now looked to for guidance by his friends as they combat swarms of undead and come face-to-face with the trolls’ mysterious gods. Can Aram be the leader his father always believed he could be? Includes 17 all-new illustrations!
Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success
Author: Andy Andrews,Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
An accessible edition of an inspirational parable follows the story of David Ponder, who after losing his job and confidence suffers his only child's illness and a serious car accident before having life-changing encounters with brave historical figures including Anne Frank, Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus. Reprint.
Author: Florence Wetzel
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Author: Jenna Lindsey
What if a daydream became an alternate reality? What if that reality became a nightmare? "Travelers," Ninehtah said at last, "create bridges between worlds; bridges of time which we cross when our next lifetime is fully formed. As we become incompatible with one world, we split apart and then gradually become whole." "What went wrong?" asked Jinnie. In, The Traveler, Jinnie is magically transported to Ispell, to the other half of a dual existence and to the real love of Griffin. Her memory of her life on Earth, however, is as absent as her memory of her life on Ispell. She feels like an actor in a play who knows the story, but has forgotten the lines. Without warning, Jinnie is pulled to a new life on a different world. Haunted by dreams of Griffin, Jinnie regains her memory only to be pulled even further away from the life and love she desires. Resolving to understand what's happening to her and why, Jinnie finally discovers the horrible truth behind her strange existence, and the wrenching emptiness underlying the words, "I love you."