Saint Death


Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Unputdownable


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9611

John Milton has been off the grid for six months. He surfaces in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and immediately finds himself drawn into a vicious battle with the narco-gangs that control the borderlands. He saves the life of an idealistic young journalist who has been targeted for execution. The only way to keep her safe is to smuggle her into Texas. Working with the only untouchable cops in the city and a bounty hunter whose motives are unclear, Milton must keep her safe until the crossing can be made. But when the man looking for her is the legendary assassin Santa Muerta - Saint Death - that's a lot easier said than done.

Saint Death


Author: Devan Sagliani

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9042

Several young American college students on vacation for Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas are lured away from safety with promises of sex and drugs only to be sacrificed by a blood thirsty Santa Muerte cult that worships death. "Sagliani epitomizes what a sound and seasoned story teller should be in stylistic prose… Saint Death sets the precedent of bone chilling, skin crawling horror fiction and what it ultimately strives to be." - Horror News

Saint Death


Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144401126X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7555

A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border by PRINTZ MEDAL winning and CARNEGIE MEDAL, COSTA BOOK AWARD and GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE shortlisted novelist, Marcus Sedgwick. Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez - twenty metres outside town lies a fence, and beyond it, America - the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one such trying to escape from the gang he's been working for. He's dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding and now he's on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they're as good as dead. Watching over them is Saint Death. Saint Death (or Santissima Muerte) - she of pure bone and charcoal-black eye, she of absolute loyalty and neutral morality, holy patron to rich and poor, to prostitute and narco-lord, criminal and police-chief. A folk saint, a rebel angel, a sinister guardian.

Ghosts of Heaven: Schicksalslied


Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428945

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 110

View: 2471

Durch die Weiten des Universums Menschliche Ängste und Albträume, die doch viel zu real sind, um nur Illusion zu sein ... Eine unter die Haut gehende Lektüre "Ghosts of Heaven"-Serie: Wir befinden uns in vier unterschiedlichen Jahrhunderten: weit in der Urzeit des Menschen und später in der entferntesten Zukunft, in der sich 500 Auserwählte auf den Weg machen zu einem neu zu besiedelnden Planeten. Außerdem? England zurzeit der Hexenverfolgung und ein Irrenhaus in den 1920er Jahren. Der vielfach ausgezeichnete Autor Marcus Sedgwick verknüpft geschickt alle Teile zu einem großen Ganzen. Ein Roman über das Schicksal, den Lauf des Universums und das Wunder Mensch, in all seiner Abgründigkeit. Schicksalslied: Keir Bowman befindet sich auf einem Space Shuttle nach Neu Erde. Für zehn Jahre wird er in einen Tiefschlaf versetzt, um seinen Alterungsprozess aufzuhalten. Alle zehn Jahre wacht er für zwölf Stunden auf ? wie zeitlich versetzt andere seiner Kollegen auch ? und kümmert sich um die Versorgung des Schiffes. Werden sie Neu Erde jemals erreichen? Die Reise ist lang und gefährlich, ihrer aller Zukunft ungewiss. - Dieser Roman erinnert an David Mitchells „Der Wolkenatlas“ - Ein Roman, 4 Romanteile und 24 Möglichkeiten, die Geschichte zu lesen - Ein großes Gedankenexperiment und eine aufwühlende und nicht loslassende Leseerfahrung - Eine rasante Science-Fiction-Geschichte, die uns tief in unsere Seele blicken lässt - Nur die Besten wurden für die Reise mit dem Space Shuttle ausgesucht. Sind sie den Anforderungen und Strapazen gewachsen Einer von vier abgeschlossenen Teilen des Romans ›The Ghosts of Heaven‹. Wie wollen Sie den Roman lesen? Entscheiden Sie selbst über die Reihenfolge und über insgesamt 24 Möglichkeiten.

Devoted to Death

Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint


Author: R. Andrew Chesnut

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190633328

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2626

R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to millions of Latin Americans and immigrants in the U.S. Devotees believe the Bony Lady (as she is affectionately called) to be the fastest and most effective miracle worker, and as such, her statuettes and paraphernalia now outsell those of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Saint Jude, two other giants of Mexican religiosity. In particular, Chesnut shows Santa Muerte has become the patron saint of drug traffickers, playing an important role as protector of peddlers of crystal meth and marijuana; DEA agents and Mexican police often find her altars in the safe houses of drug smugglers. Yet Saint Death plays other important roles: she is a supernatural healer, love doctor, money-maker, lawyer, and angel of death. She has become without doubt one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes.

The Son of Saint Death

When Facing Pure Evil, Death Is Your Best Friend


Author: Derek Edward Weisman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548991852


Page: 416

View: 9173

Drifting across America with no goal, I answer a request to solve a gruesome murder. But like Pandora's box, I uncovered monsters that history has forgotten. Unleashing the worse on this once mighty nation. There is no hope for saving what was once lost. No hope of bringing life to a rotten corpse. All I can do is protect the ones I love. While I pray to our Holy Death to bathe in my enemies blood.

In the Shadow of Saint Death

The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America's Drug War in Mexico


Author: Michael Deibert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493010654

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 3462

With the war between the Mexican state and the drug traffickers operating within its borders having claimed over 70,000 lives since 2006, noted journalist and author Michael Deibert zeroes in on the story of the notorious Gulf Cartel, their deadly war with their former allies Los Zetas, the cartel's connections in Mexican politics and what its trajectory means for Mexico’s--and America’s--future. Punctuated by the disappearance of busloads of full of people from Mexican highways, heavy-weapon firefights in once-picturesque colonial towns and the discovery of mass graves, nowhere has the violence of Mexico’s drug war been more intense than directly across the border from East Texas, the scene of a scorched-earth war between two of Mexico’s largest drug trafficking organizations: The Gulf Cartel, a criminal body with roots stretching back to Prohibition, and Los Zetas, a group famous for their savagery and largely made up of deserters form Mexico's armed forces. From the valleys and sierras of rural Tamaulipas and Nuevo León to the economic hub of Monterrey, the violence rivals anything seen in the more well-known narco war in Ciudad Juárez, 830 miles to the west. Combining dozens of interviews that the author has conducted over the last six years in Mexico and other countries in the region along with a vast reserve of secondary source material, In the Shadow of Saint Death gives U.S. readers the story of the war being waged along our border in the voices of the cartel hitmen, law enforcement officials, politicians, shopkeepers, migrants and children living inside of it year-round. Through their stories, the book will pose provocative questions about the direction and consequence of U.S. drug policy and the militarized approach to combating the narcotics trade on both sides of the border.

Saint Death

A Reagan Moon Novel


Author: Mike Duran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990907756


Page: 338

View: 1834

Reagan Moon didn't plan on being an earth guardian. He was your average paranormal reporter...until 1,000 volts of raw electricity fused an ancient relic into his sternum. It left him with Powers and lets him do things most humans can't. There's others like him, seven of them to be exact. They call themselves the Imperia and have the unenviable job of using their various talents to keep earth from going down the toilet. This usually involves fighting monsters, tweaking the laws of physics, and keeping lots of booze and bandages on hand.But when Saint Death comes knocking, no amount of holy water and hand grenades can slow her roll.Santa Muerte had been migrating from Mexico into SoCal for the last half century, bringing a toxic mix of old world esoterica, religion, and crime. The folk religion's central deity sometimes appeared as a Virgin, a bride, or a queen. Some called her the Grim Reapress. But mostly she was known as Saint Death. And now she's got a companion. With the help of the Summu Nura, a Neuro priestess has rediscovered the Grimoire of Azrael, the Angel of Death. Now, with the Tenth Plague about to be unleashed upon Los Angeles, only Moon and his weathered compatriots can prevent the angel's arrival. But earth guardians aren't indestructible...and Saint Death is about to show why. Myth and history collide in the second installment of what Publishers Weekly called "one of the best indie novels of 2015."

A Saint on Death Row

The Story of Dominique Green


Author: Thomas Cahill

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385530156

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 9334

Bestselling author Thomas Cahill tells the absorbing, heartbreaking tale of the hard life and tragic death of Dominique Green—wrongly accused, then executed in Huntsville, Texas—and shines a light on our racist and deeply flawed criminal justice system. Green, an extraordinary young man from the urban ghettos of Houston, was utterly failed by every echelon of society—the Catholic Church, numerous U.S. courts of law, and even his own mother. But from the depths of despair on Death Row, he transcended his earthly sufferings and achieved enlightenment and peace, inciting an international movement against the death penalty and inspiring his personal hero, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to plead publicly for mercy. A Saint on Death Row is an unforgettable, sobering, and deeply spiritual account that illuminates the moral imperatives too often ignored in the headlong quest for judgment. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.

In Memoriam

The Aged Saint's Death : a Sermon


Author: Rev. John B. Johnston

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 19

View: 5550

Pigeon English


Author: Stephen Kelman

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074347

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 7817

Stephen Kelmans furioser Debütroman beginnt, wo Politik und Medien die Worte versagen. Er erzählt von Menschen, die sich von der Gesellschaft im Stich gelassen fühlen und dies nicht länger hinnehmen wollen. Auch Harry Opoku ist einer von denen im Abseits. Wenn Harry mit seiner Taube spricht, wenn er der Schnellste seiner Klasse ist und immer neue Farben im Haribo-Sortiment entdeckt, dann scheint alles ganz harmlos. Dann wird ein Nachbarsjunge auf offener Straße erstochen, und keinen kümmert's. Harry aber beginnt seine abstrusen Ermittlungen. Eine Geschichte voll unschuldiger Erfahrung, die der rauen Realität alles entgegenhält. »Pigeon English ist ein durch und durch aufklärerisches Buch - ohne zu moralisieren. Es geht einem zu Herzen - ohne sich in Kitsch und Pathos zu verlieren. Es hilft zu verstehen, wo die meisten Debatten kläglich versagen. Nicht zuletzt aber und vor allem ist dies ein wunderbarer Roman.« NZZ

Saint Patrick

The Man and his Works


Author: Thomas O’Loughlin

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281072140

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 9539

The only true apostle of Ireland who more or less converted the country single-handed? or A Christian bishop from the embattled edge of a crumbling empire? All that can really be known of Patrick comes from his authentic writings - the Confessio and the Epistola (Address to the Soldiers of Coroticus). Thomas O'Loughlin's engaging yet scholarly reflections on these fifth-century texts lead us into a greater understanding of the mind of Patrick, the man, believer and missionary. Explanatory notes woven through the translations illuminate a very different world and time; it is not long before we realize, however, that Patrick's theology is no less relevant to our own. Includes a full index of biblical references

Saint Veneration Among the Jews in Morocco


Author: Issachar Ben-Ami

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814321980

Category: Religion

Page: 388

View: 8114

Brings to life the richness of Moroccan Jewish religious life, replete with oral material, daily folk rituals, and dream accounts.

The Life of Saint Philip Neri


Author: Antonio Gallonio,Jerome Bertram

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 158617150X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

View: 1328

Presents the first English translation of the life of the beloved saint known as the "Apostle of Rome" written by his disciple Antonio Gallonio soon after the saint's death.

Arthur Boyd & Saint Francis of Assisi

Pastels, Lithographs & Tapestries, 1964-1974


Author: Margaret Pont

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9781876832803

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6395

Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) produced numerous artworks based on the life and legends of St Francis of Assisi. This volume examines each of the artworks in detail, and each is reproduced (the pastels and tapestries in full colour). It also includes a discussion of the significance of St Francis in Italy and key Italian artistic renderings of the saint.

Sacred Life Holy Death

Seven Stages of Crossing the Divide


Author: Robert Boldman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889797229

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 4167

This book arrives at a unique moment in our development. As we debate "right to die" legislation and the morality of assisted suicide, Boldman has written a guide to the passage between life and death as informed by that "rare jewel" of human experience -- the near-death. While this book will become essential reading for persons living with terminal illness and for their caretakers, Boldman challenges all of us to live more fully through confronting our own approaching deaths.

The Death of a Saint

Dying for His Presence


Author: Brian Echevarria

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1598868837

Category: Religion

Page: 121

View: 1338

What is your destiny as a child of God? Straight to the point, author Brian Echevarria cuts to the core of pursuing God and what role dying to self plays in it. With accuracy and understanding, The Death of a Saint is a refreshing book for Christians of all levels of maturity who know it is time to go deeper in their walk with Jesus Christ. This book not only speaks to the future of every saint but reaches into the Eternity of the word to do it. This powerful message is full of extraordinary revelation that will thrust you into your destiny as a child of God. The Lord wants to visit with you, and Brian's insight will help you to be ready when He comes.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 1: The Medieval Period - Second Edition

Volume 1: The Medieval Period


Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770480872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 920

View: 5933

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The second edition of volume one of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature includes considerably more of Langland's Pier’s Plowman than appears in the first edition, and includes for the first time the work of John Gower. Also new to the bound book component of the anthology is the York Crucifixion Play, and additional work by Chaucer. With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology.