Seized!

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Author: Max Hardberger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889126

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Outpirating the pirates with one of the most interesting men alive: Max Hardberger recounts his adventures repossessing ships and sneaking them out of lawless, third-world countries, often under threat of death or imprisonment. His journeys lead him from corrupt ports in the Caribbean to the ice-bound docks of Vladivostok. His adventures in rescuing ships pit him against a rogue's gallery of antagonists, including Haitian rebels, modern-day Caribbean pirates and Russian mobsters. • Capt. Max Hardberger uses every trick, tool and tactic at his disposal to right wrongs and out-pirate pirates in this action-packed expose of the seedy underworld of international shipping. As a professional ship extractor, he risks death and imprisonment in dangerous third-world ports to steal ships from modern buccaneers and corrupt governments and deliver them back to their rightful owners. In the course of his adventures, he's had to outwit resourceful crime families, subdue armed soldiers, and turn the tables on clever con artists. He's escaped imprisonment in Venezuela and avoided death at the hands of the Russian mafia. Because Max shuns the use of force, the ingenious methods he must use to accomplish his missions are the stuff of legend he's employed a witch doctor in Haiti, tricked armed guards off a ship in Honduras, and rented a brothel in Mexico, all to thwart the designs of ship-thieves. Seized! is an intense, fast-paced window on the underbelly of ocean shipping, where all power comes from the barrel of a gun, and the only law is the law of survival. -- "Max Hardberger, maritime repo man extraordinaire ... Using a combination of ingenuity, stealth and good old-fashioned derring-do, he has made his name retaking vessels which have been hijacked or which, through local corruption, are impounded by authorities hungry for bribes." • -- Sunday Express • "With most people, the longer you spend talking to them, the more normal they appear. With Hardberger, the reverse applies. Just when you think you've heard it all, he comes up with something wilder ... Over the years, he's distracted crews with prostitutes and witch doctors, bribed officials to look the other way, conned Russian mobsters and hidden from naval radar by riding out thunderstorms at sea; he's even taken a 10,000-tonne freighter out of Haiti while the 2004 revolution was going on around him." • -- Guardian • "Required reading, fascinating. Maritime Repo Man Hardberger does it tough; his life is flown by the seat of his pants, or shipped, much like his profession ... This book delivers." • -- Paul Carter, bestselling author of Don't Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs and This Is Not A Drill • "In this heart-stopping account of his work recovering stolen (or otherwise illegally-seized) ships from 'hellhole' ports, commercial captain Hardberger proves himself tough as a tank and articulate as a poet ... [He] has a seafarer's gift for atmospheric storytelling, layering details to create a sense of place, history, and foreboding ... Hardberger's escapades make undeniably fun reading." • -- Publishers Weekly • "One of the strengths of Hardberger's book is his prose, which is lucid, entertaining and dramatic." • -- Daniel Sekulich, author of Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern Day Pirates

Seized

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy as a Medical, Historical, and Artistic Phenomenon

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Author: Eve LaPlante

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504032772

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Seized is a narrative portrait of a common brain disorder that can alter personality, illuminating the mind-body problem and the limits of free will. An invaluable resource for anyone touched by epilepsy, Seized gives first-hand accounts of three ordinary patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), explaining what they suffer and how they cope. The book also tells the stories of creative luminaries diagnosed with or suspected of having TLE, including van Gogh, Dostoevsky, Lewis Carroll, Saint Paul, and Flaubert. The psychological implications of Seized are, according to Publishers Weekly, “staggering.” Kirkus Reviews called the book “Fascinating . . . LaPlante’s descriptions of the human brain are wonderfully concrete, her historical research is well presented, and her empathy for TLE’s victims is clear.” In this “fascinating account of medical research,” Howard Gardner noted, “LaPlante shows how a brain scar may cause bizarre aggressive or sexual behavior—and works of profound creative imagination.”

Seized

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Author: Elizabeth Heiter

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460391969

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Danger is all around her… What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she's kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists. As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she's seeing. Because the longer she's inside their compound, the more she realizes this group is not what it seems to be. The next terrorist threat is right beside her… As the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team closes in, Evelyn suspects she's stumbled onto an emerging terrorist threat—and a cult leader who has a score to settle with the FBI. If Hostage Rescue breaches the compound, Evelyn's dead for sure. If they don't, the cult may unleash a surprise attack that could leave the whole country shattered.

Seizure

A Virals Novel

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Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101547979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

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Lost treasure. Perilous adventures. Deadly foes. Tory and her friends are just starting to get a handle on their super-heightened wolf-like capabilities—contracted during a medical experiment gone horribly wrong—when they find out funding is being pulled from the institute where their parents work. The pack now faces its greatest fear—separation. So when Tory stumbles across ancient lore hinting at a lost pirate treasure, the Virals devise a risky plan that pits them against fiendish traps, headless corpses, and deep underground tunnels. But they're not the only ones looking, and the competition could be lethal. They'll need to work as one mystery-solving canine force if they to hope to uncover the lost fortune, save the institute, and stick together!

Seized by Truth

Reading the Bible as Scripture

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Author: Joel B. Green

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426724365

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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We read the Bible and interpret Scripture in order to live in grace-filled relation to God's divine purpose. When we approach the Bible as Scripture author, Joel Green, takes seriously the faith statement that the Bible is our Book; these scriptures are our Scripture. We are not reading someone else's mail--as though reading the Bible had to do foremost with recovering an ancient meaning intended for someone else and then translating its principles for use in our own lives. When we recall that we are the people of God to whom the Bible is addressed as Scripture, we realize that the fundamental transformation is not the transformation of an ancient message into a contemporary meaning, bur rather the transformation of our lives by means of God's Word. This means that reading the Bible as Scripture has less to do with what tools we bring to the task, however important these may be, and more to do with our own dispositions as we come to our engagement with Scripture. We come not so much to retrieve facts or to gain information, but to be formed and ultimately, transformed. Scripture does not present us with texts to be mastered but with a Word, God's Word, intent on mastering us, on shaping our lives.

Seizure

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Author: Robin Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101191325

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The New York Times bestseller is now in paperback. Power, religion, and bioscience collide in the new novel from the master of the medical thriller.

Seized

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Author: Evelyn Glass

Publisher: Pronoun

ISBN: 1641869216

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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This is book 2 of the Desert Sons MC trilogy. Book 3, Snatched, is available everywhere now! I KNOW EXACTLY HOW I’LL PUNISH HER. She was looking for a getaway ride to safety when I caught her trying to steal my bike. But when I took one good look at her porcelain skin and luscious curves… I live life on the edge—fast bikes, loose women, and more money than I count. Tina was on the run and looking for a getaway ride to safety. But she just had to try stealing my bike. At first, I went after her to get back what’s mine. But that was before I took a good look at her. Those innocent yet defiant eyes. Her perfect pale skin. Her curvy body that I want pinned underneath me. Nobody steals from me and get away with it. I’m going to drag her back. Tie her to the bed. And teach her the consequences of stealing from me. And once I’ve owned her curves. Tamed her mouth. I’m going to take everything else and make her MINE.

Seized

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Author: Michael Shockey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780887392115

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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"Seized" is the story of a remarkable relationship between a woman with a mysterious past and a man with his own host of issues. Not for the emotionally faint of heart, Seized will take you on a journey through these two lives which you will never forget.

Seized

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Author: J.A. Cipriano

Publisher: DDCO Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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My name is Mac Brennan, and in order to save my family, I made a deal with a devil. Now, that demon has come to collect his due. If I want to get back to my family, I'll have to pull off one last job. It sounds simple enough. Save a kidnapped girl from the demon who runs New York City. I'll be honest, I sort of agreed at rescue a kidnapped kid because I'll be damned if I let some poor girl get taken from her family when I have the power to save her. My name is Mac Brennan, and apparently, I'm a sucker who risks his life to save children.

SEIZED

A Romantic Suspense Novella

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Author: Suzanne Ferrell

Publisher: Suzanne Ferrell Productions

ISBN: 0989539407

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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They hit a rocky patch Dave and Judy Edgars have always loved each other – they’ve been married ten years and have three kids. But ever since Dave, a SWAT team member, was shot on duty Judy can’t control the intense fear that grips her every time he heads out to work. It puts a strain on their relationship. Dave knows she’s scared, but damn it she knew he was a cop the day they met. His patience is wearing thin. Until the tables are turned… One icy winter night, Judy, an operating room nurse, is called into work. She's taken hostage by a crazed gunman with an agenda. Now with Judy’s life in danger and the SWAT team deployed elsewhere, Dave must face the same fear his wife does on a daily basis. Terrified he will lose her, he and his law enforcement family race to save Judy and stop her captor’s plans.

Soul Theft

How Religions Seized Control of Humanity's Spiritual Nature

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Author: Bill Missett

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434398196

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 344

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DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU OWN THE "Trilogy" or ATS: Book 2, its primary source. (This, the fifth book in the Awakening The Soul series, is the story of the discovery of the suppression of almost all the traits of our spiritual nature by those who should have been protecting and enhancing them. By the time you get to the end of this book, you will understand what Western Religions have done to the world. This realization grew to the point where it became obvious this most vital information needed a wider, more immediate audience for greater exposure than just to those actively seeking spiritual awakening. These historically-documented truths, many presented here for the first time, are something every contemporary Christian, Jew and Muslim should know.)

Transforming Agrarian Economies

Opportunities Seized, Opportunities Missed

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Author: Thomas P. Tomich,Peter Kilby,Bruce F. Johnston

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501717499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized

Preventive Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War World

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Author: Bruce W. Jentleson,Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847685594

Category: Political Science

Page: 431

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The basic logic of preventive diplomacy is unassailable. Act early to prevent disputes from escalating; reduce tensions that could lead to war; deal with today's conflicts before they become tomorrow's crises. Yet as we look at the record of these first years of the post-Cold War era, it is quite mixed. There have been some preventive diplomacy successes and opportunities that have been seized by major powers and international organizations to help preserve and protect the peace. But there also have been other opportunities that have been missed, with some of the century's most deadly conflicts the result. This study examines ten major post-Cold War cases including Croatia-Bosnia, Rwanda, the Baltics, Russia-Ukraine, Macedonia, and North Korea_to assess the key factors contributing to both the success and failure of preventive diplomacy. The method of case study analysis employed is based on the work of Alexander L. George. Authors include both leading academics and prominent policy officials with first-hand knowledge.

Capturing Enigma

How HMS Petard Seized the German Naval Codes

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Author: Stephen Harper

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750930505

Category: History

Page: 194

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The incrediable story of how HMS Petard and her gallant crew seized priceless German Enigma codebook from a sinking U-boat is one of the greatest stories of the Second World War.

The Constitution in Exile

How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land

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Author: Andrew P. Napolitano

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418567221

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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What ever happened to our inalienable rights? The Constitution was once the bedrock of our country, an unpretentious parchment that boldly established the God-given rights and freedoms of America. Today that parchment has been shred to ribbons, explains Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, as the federal government trounces state and individual rights and expands its reach far beyond what the Framers intended. An important follow-up to Judge Napolitano's best-selling Constitutional Chaos, this book shows with no-nonsense clarity how Congress has "purchased" regulations by bribing states and explains how the Supreme Court has devised historically inaccurate, logically inconsistent, and even laughable justifications to approve what Congress has done. It's an exciting excursion into the dark corners of the law, showing how do-gooders, busybodies, and control freaks in government disregard the limitations imposed upon Congress by the Constitution and enact laws, illegal and unnatural, in virtually every area of human endeavor. Praise for The Constitution in Exile from Left, Right, and Center "Does anyone understand the vision of America's founding fathers? The courts and Congress apparently don't have a clue. But Judge Andrew P. Napolitano does, and so will you, if you read The Constitution in Exile."-BILL O'REILLY "Whatever happened to states rights, limited government, and natural law? Judge Napolitano, in his own inimitable style, takes us on a fascinating tour of the destruction of constitutional government. If you want to know how the federal government got so big and fat, read this book. Agree or disagree, this book will make you think."-SEAN HANNITY "In all of the American media, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the most persistent, uncompromising guardian of both the letter and the spirit of the Constitution, very much including the Bill of Rights. Increasingly, our Constitution is in clear and present danger. Judge Napolitano--in The Constitution in Exile--has challenged all Americans across party lines to learn the extent of this constitutional crisis." -NAT HENTOFF "Judge Napolitano engages here in what I do every day on my program-make you think. There's no question that potential Supreme Court nominees and what our Constitution says and doesn't say played a major role for many voters in our last couple of elections. What the judge does here is detail why the federal government claims it can regulate as well as tax everything in sight as it grows and grows. Agree or disagree with him-you need to read his latest book, think, and begin to arm yourself as you enter this important debate." -RUSH LIMBAUGH "At a time when we are, in Benjamin Franklin's words, sacrificing essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, here comes the judge with what should be mandatory reading for the executive branch cronies who are busy stealing power while they think we're not watching. Thank goodness the judge is watching and speaking truth to power. More than a book, this is an emergency call to philosophical arms, one we must heed before it's too late." -ALAN COLMES

Seized Again

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Author: Richard F. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462892570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 377

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noneAs I was working on the cover, looking at the photos of what our brain neurons look like, I began to think it looked like one of my favorite games, Asteroids, when your goal was to destroy the asteroids before they destroyed your spaceship. That was 30 years ago. I thought how funny it would be to paint into the cover picture a space ship like that to see if anyone would notice it, but the more I thought about it, the more it made me laugh. So I designed my own game in my imagination station and drew them out here for you to enjoy, Ill call it Seizuroids with the goal to destroy all the meteorites called, fear, stress, anxiety, worry, depression, loneliness, and anger before it hits the brain, causing a seizure and destroying all the electrical neutrons. Laughter truly is the best medicine.

She Seized The Balls

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Author: Alobwed'epie

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9956726389

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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In She Seized The Balls, Ntube's exploits can best be described as guided by the hand of providence. In a bid to inherit her father's compound and live comfortably, she destroys the old sacred village grove and fells totemic trees. An epidemic breaks out, killing mostly the elderly. Ntube is accused of causing it because of the destruction of the sacred places. She is brought before the clan council several times but she tantalizes the council with her flawless defences. In due course, she rebuffs her former husband's bid for reconciliation; falls in love with an influential personality and begets a child with him. She uses the man to achieve the building of a bridge across the river that had enclaved the clan for centuries. With her elevated status among her people she becomes the first woman to be given the prerogative to pour libation in a patriarchal society.