Strike Back


Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099556650

Category: Hostages

Page: 480

View: 750

Two soldiers: Britain's most celebrated military hero and a broken veteran living in the gutters of London. Their paths last crossed nearly twenty years ago. Now, amidst a hostage crisis in the Middle East, their lives are about to collide again. And the Strike Back is about to begin. John Porter was involved in a hostage raid in Lebanon in 1989. The raid went disastrously wrong, several Regiment men died, John spared the life of a Lebanese fighter and blames himself for the deaths. Struggling to come to terms with the past, John has hit the bottle and is sleeping rough. Colonel Peregrine Collinson was involved in the same raid. He was awarded a Military Cross and is heralded as a military hero. After the disastrous raid, their lives couldn't have been further apart. Until now. A hostage crisis in the Middle East draws the enemies back together for the first time. Who will be the hero this time?

Superbugs Strike Back

When Antibiotics Fail


Author: Connie Goldsmith

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822566079

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4821

Explains how superbugs came to be, what scientists are doing to fight them, and how you can protect yourself against these microscopic menaces.


A Strike Back Novel (1)


Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 1444783556

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6991

John Porter, hero of the original Strikeback novel and TV series returns in an exciting adventure, when old enemies attack the SAS. 1999. A bitterly cold morning in the Brecon Beacons, and the soldiers trying out for SAS Selection are preparing to face their toughest test yet. Overseeing the soldiers is John Porter: once a promising young Blade, now a broken man and a drunk, seeing out his days in the Regiment Training Wing. But before the Fan Dance can begin, six masked gunmen carry out a devastating attack. Dozens of soldiers are killed. In the aftermath of the massacre, and with a government desperate for action, Porter and another surviving operator, John Bald, are taken to a secretive briefing in London. Their orders - to hunt down and kill those responsible for the attack. What follows is a deadly game of kill or be killed as Bald and Porter lead a Strike Team across Europe on a blood-soaked mission of revenge. But as they draw closer to their ultimate target, the men discover that there is a greater threat - much closer to home...

The Skeletons Strike Back

An Unofficial Gamer's Adventure, Book Five


Author: Winter Morgan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634501276

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3339

Steve and his friends are back at the wheat farm trying to find a way to secure their crops from hostile mobs when their old friend Georgia comes to them for help. Georgia’s village is in the middle of a serious skeleton attack. The skeletons appear at dawn, and nobody can go to bed without risking death. Steve and the gang agree to help, but the journey to Georgia’s village isn’t easy, especially with a new batch of rainbow griefers on their trail. After Steve and the gang get to the village and fight the skeletons, they think the battle is over. They are surprised to find out that it has just begun! Rumors circulate through Georgia’s village about a skeleton farm nearby in the dungeon of an old castle. The griefer running the farm spawns skeletons and destroys them for the bones the skeletons drop when destroyed. Is the skeleton invasion a part of the griefer’s larger plan? Or are the skeletons escaping in order to save themselves? The gang has to figure out who their real enemy is before they can win this battle. Should they side with the skeletons? Or stop the griefer? Find out in this thrilling fifth installment of the Unofficial Gamer’s Adventure series! Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Strike Back

Using the Militant Tactics of Labor's Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today


Author: Joe Burns

Publisher: Ig Pub

ISBN: 9781935439899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5315

How public employees can use lesson's from labor's militant past to reignite public sector unionism

Brunettes Strike Back


Author: Kieran Scott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684294

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2199

Sequel to I Was A Non-Blonde Cheerleader from New York Times bestseller Kieran Scott! New Jersey transplant and spunky brunette Annisa and her sand Dune High cheerleading squad are headed to nationals! Just when she thinks her blonde teammates have accepted her, some of the girls have suddenly made it their mission to convert Annisa to the blonde side. Annisa thinks her luck is finally changing when her old squad makes a surprise appearance at nationals, but soon it turns into a Jersey versus Florida turf battle. torn between two worlds, and two hair colors, can one non-blonde cheerleader make it through the sea of highlights and rock nationals her own way?

The Kif Strike Back


Author: C. J. Cherryh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101660813

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7505

In this third volume of Cherryh's acclaimed Chanur series, Captain Pyanfar of The Pride of Chanur must rescue two kidnapped crewmembers: Tully, the ship's only human, and Hilfy, Pyanfar's own niece. When the kif seized Hilfy and Tully, hani and human crewmembers of The Pride of Chanur, they issued a challenge Pyanfar, the captain of the Pride, couldn't ignore, a challenge that would take Pyanfar and her shipmates to Mkks station and into a deadly confrontation between kif, hani, mahendo'sat, and human. And what began as a simple rescue attempt soon blossomed into a dangerous game of interstellar politics, where today's ally could become tomorrow's executioner, and where methane breathers became volatile wild cards playing for stakes no oxy breather could even begin to understand…

Global Strike

A Strike Back Novel (3)


Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444783807

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2648

Charles Street was once a highly-respected agent working for MI6, until a terrible mistake cost him his job. Now he's a desperate man, living on past glories and struggling to make ends meet. Until he makes a discovery that has the power to bring down the new President of the United States. But when Street tries to cash in on this discovery, he finds himself pursued by a Russian snatch squad. Strike Back hero John Porter and Regiment renegade John Bald are recruited by their handler to head to Washington, D.C. Their mission: find Street before the Russians. What begins as a routine exfiltration quickly descends into a brutal struggle and the ex-SAS legends will need to use all of their fighting instincts to stay alive. A startling revelation that leads from the White House to the Kremlin threatens to trigger a new global conflict...

Tiger Babies Strike Back

How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom but Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side


Author: Kim Wong Keltner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062229303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1809

An answer to Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, author Kim Wong Keltner’s Tiger Babies Strike Back takes the control-freak beast by the tail with a humorous and honest look at the issues facing women today—Chinese-American and otherwise. Keltner, the author of the novels Buddha Baby and I Want Candy, mines her own past in an attempt to dispel the myth that all Chinese women are Tiger Mothers. Keltner strikes back at Chua’s argument through topics, including “East Meets West in the Board Room and the Bedroom,” and “I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom and All I Got Was this Lousy T-Shirt: A Rebuttal to Chua.” Through personal anecdotes and tough-love advice, Keltner’s witty and forthright opinions evoke an Asian-American Sex and the City, while showing how our families shape our personal worlds.

On Writing Science Fiction

The Editors Strike Back


Author: George H. Scithers,Darrell Schweitzer,Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1880448785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

View: 2321

Here you will find the collective experience of three writers and editors distilled into a complete guide to writing science fiction. Separate chapters cover Idea, Plot, Character, Background, Science, Tragedy, and Comedy. Twelve stories, each a first sale by its author, illustrate the main points of the book. A foreword by Isaac Asimov gives an overall look at the task of becoming an SF writer, and an appendix by the editors explains exactly how to prepare a manuscript for publication.

The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943


Author: James Holland

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802190146

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 1672

By June 1941, Germany’s war machine looked to be unstoppable. The Nazi blitzkrieg had taken Poland, France, and Holland with shocking speed. The Luftwaffe had bombed London, while German U-boats wrought havoc on Allied shipping on the Atlantic. And yet, as James Holland shows at the start of The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943—the second volume in his magisterial narrative of World War II in the West—cracks were already appearing in Germany’s apparent invincibility. Shortages of food and materiel were becoming critical. And, having failed to defeat Britain, Adolf Hitler fatefully pivoted east to invade the Soviet Union—territory he felt compelled to conquer for Germany’s protection—and on June 22, 1941 precipitated the largest clash of arms the world had ever seen. Built for speed and quick conquest, German forces by that fall were bogged down in a horrible war of attrition that blunted the Nazi momentum. The Allies Strike Back offers fascinating new perspective on the critical middle years in World War II’s western theatre, as the advantage between Axis and Allied forces swung back and forth on the Atlantic and eastern front, and in north Africa and Europe. Acclaimed historian James Holland has spent years conducting original research and interviews, mining newly available archives, visiting battlefields and uncovering letters and diaries previously unread. Acknowledging that strategy and tactics have been the focus of previous histories, he gives equal space to the logistics and supply of men and materiel without which no war can be fought. Allied and Axis leaders criss-cross Holland’s narrative, but he also memorably introduces readers to heretofore unknown participants: Sgt. Ralph Schaps, who experienced the Louisiana Maneuvers that propelled him into Europe; Colonel Hermann Balck, in command of a German panzer regiment in Africa; U-boat captain Teddy Suhren, operating against Allied shipping in the Atlantic; Billy Drake, squadron commander in Britain’s Desert Air Force that helped turn the tide in North Africa; and many others. Following the acclaimed first volume of his trilogy, The Rise of Germany, and offering frank assessments of successes and failures on both sides, James Holland has crafted a masterful and gripping narrative of the events that ultimately determined the outcome of World War II.

1862 the Confederates Strike Back


Author: Kevin Carroll

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491766484

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 1757

In the late summer of 1862, after a series of victories culminating in the Union Armys rout at Second Manassas, General Lee and his commanders meet with President Davis and Secretary of State Judah Benjamin near that blood-soaked battleground to arrange a highly controversial and risky campaign for the fall. General Lee agrees to divide his Army of Northern Virginia by sending his most trusted general, Thomas Stonewall Jackson, to Kentucky with three Divisions by railcars to Knoxville, Tennessee. Jacksons Corps is ordered to march into Kentucky and meet with two other Confederate armies, those of Braxton Bragg and Kirby Smith, to secure that state for the Confederacy. In 1862 The Confederates Strike Back, author Kevin Carroll offers a fictional work of military history that envisions what might have happened if commanders at the time had made other choices. The story journeys through a series of hypothetical historical events once the Battle of Second Manassas is complete. Laced with military strategy, tactical maneuvering, and unforeseen complications caused by the fog of war, 1862 The Confederates Strike Back is complete with details on orders of battle that were accurate in late summer of 1862. It presents a realistic and plausible alternative to the historical events as they occurred. Can General Lee hold on and buy the time Jackson needs to complete his mission and return to Virginia? Will the risky strategy backfire on the South? Will the Confederacy achieve Independence?

Dinobots Strike Back


Author: Casey Todd

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345326690

Category: Multiple-ending fiction

Page: 80

View: 8189

Shadow Kill

A Strike Back Novel (2)


Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 1444783750

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8652

Held up by rebel forces in a brutal siege, John Porter is tested to the limit in the African jungle. Strikeback hero John Porter is sent on a mission with Regimental scallywag John Bald. Where Porter plays it by the book, Bald will always want to break the rules. They are sent to Sierra Leone to extract Ronald Soames, a former CO of the Regiment and now right-hand man to the President. But when Porter and Bald arrive the Englishman has disappeared, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. Rebels are threatening to take over the country and its diamond mines - and to massacre all foreigners. Porter and Bald find themselves fighting shoulder to shoulder with the Regiment psychopath who is already embedded in the country. But it soon becomes clear that the Firm has lied to them about the true nature of the mission. What seems at first to be a battle to control Sierra Leone's diamond mines will turn out to about a much greater evil - and with a trail that leads back to both Westminster and the Kremlin.


The Banks Strike Back


Author: Yves Eonnet,Hervé Manceron

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 2322161241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 6907

Following taxis, hotels, and supermarkets, banks are now part of the industries bound to be disrupted. Hindered by cumbersome branch networks, dragging late behind digital trends, abhorred by many of their clients, our good old banks should worry quite a bit... Has the final word been spoken? Not so sure. Banks still have a few good cards to play... as long as they hurry. Startups, tech giants, telcos: the banking fortress is under attack from all sides! Engaged and visionary, this book shows how traditional banks are both striking back and reinventing themselves thanks to fintechs.

Strike Back


Author: Kenneth Kendrick

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329171977

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2009

Several warring factions including Muslims, Africans, and IRA do battle across several cotenants. With ruthless tactics and seedy underworld connections, they wreak havoc upon all in their path; guilty and innocent alike.

Strike back at stroke


Author: United States. Public Health Service. Chronic Disease Program

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 37

View: 1541

The girls strike back

the making of the Pink Parrots


Author: Kathilyn Solomon Probosz,Leah Jerome,Lucy Ellis

Publisher: Little Brown & Co

ISBN: 9780316719674

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 119

View: 6921

Led by Amy "Breezy" Hawk, a group of seventh grade girls form their own all-girl baseball team in protest of the discriminatory practices of the local baseball league.

The Martians Strike Back!

War of Two Worlds, Book Three


Author: Robert Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434443558

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2572

As the war between Earth and Mars heats up, threatening the potential destruction of both parties, Alex Smith and his Martian friend, Big Guy, are caught right in the middle--between the humans and the aliens, between various factions of their own people, between the inherent difficulty of establishing communication between two such dissimilar intelligences. Unless Alex can find some way of bridging the gulf between the worlds, both sides will be left vulnerable to the threat posed by a third, much more dangerous alien race that's targeting both worlds. The stunning conclusion to the War of Two Worlds Trilogy!

The Lightning Bugs Strike Back


Author: Sara Risita

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1615666737

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 101

View: 7729

Meet Fabio, a daydreaming mud beetle who's more interested in playing games with his friends than preparing for his future. Sara Risita, author of The Lightning Bugs Strike Back, introduces the game of soccer to the insect world in this tale of tiny bugs with big ambitions. Fabio, an Italian mud beetle, is tired of rolling mud balls, even though his mother nags that he will never find a girlfriend unless he can roll a perfect ball. When he chances on a human soccer match, an inspired Fabio flies back to tell his mud beetle friends about this cool game. What follows is an adventure of magnificent proportions when tarantulas, ants, wasps, fireflies, and many other fascinating insects join in and the Lightning Bug soccer team is formed. Not only do the mud beetles have fun playing soccer, but they also learn the value of good sportsmanship and discover the talent of making friends with those different from themselves. Moreover, in The Lightning Bugs Strike Back, the mud beetles realize that by working as a team, they can accomplish anything they set out to do.