Saint Death


Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Unputdownable


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4719

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: 8827

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: 822

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.

Sieben Monde


Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423422505

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8073

Von Romantik bis Mystery über Grauen und Suspense Eric und Merle lernen sich auf der abgelegenen Insel Blessed kennen, aber fast scheint es beiden, als wären sie alte Bekannte. Sind sie sich früher schon einmal begegnet? Marcus Sedgwick entführt uns auf eine Reise in die Vergangenheit durch sieben Zeitalter, und immer wieder treffen wir in jeder Epoche auf Eric und Merle, doch mal sehen wir sie als Mutter und Sohn, mal als alter Mann und Kind, dann als Geschwister, und schließlich begegnen wir ihnen wieder als Paar. Was verbindet diese zwei Menschen über den Tod hinaus? Was führt sie in jedem neuen Leben, in jedem neuen Zeitalter wieder zusammen?

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: 9564

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.

Devoted to Death

Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint


Author: R. Andrew Chesnut

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190633328

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 3263

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: 2986

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.

Saint Death

A Reagan Moon Novel


Author: Mike Duran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990907756


Page: 338

View: 9574

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."

In Memoriam

The Aged Saint's Death : a Sermon


Author: Rev. John B. Johnston

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 19

View: 2210

A Saint on Death Row

The Story of Dominique Green


Author: Thomas Cahill

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385530156

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 8946

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.

Death of a Saint


Author: Lily Herne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147210093X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8313

Some secrets are so unthinkable you can't even admit them to yourself . . . Lele, Ginger, Ash and Saint - aka the Mall Rats - are hiding out in the Deadlands, a once-prosperous area of Cape Town, now swarming with the living dead. Exiled from the city enclave for crimes against the Resurrectionist State, the Rats face a stark choice: return and risk capture - or leave Cape Town and go in search of other survivors. But what if the rest of South Africa is nothing but a zombie-riddled wasteland? Now Lele has discovered the truth about why the lurching dead leave them alone, she can't bring herself to tell the rest of the gang. And she's not the only Mall Rat harbouring a dangerous secret . . . Can the friends' survive on the road if all they have is each other? Or will their secrets tear them apart?

Saint Patrick

The Man and his Works


Author: Thomas O’Loughlin

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281072140

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 9216

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: 8635

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: 9587

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.

Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt


Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518759442

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 640

Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé

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: 5539

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.

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: 2009

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.