Knife-on-Knife and Multiple Opponent Knife Defense Strategies (Knife Training Methods and Techniques for Martial Artists, #8): Martina Sprague
Now a TV series starring Leven Rambin, Chris Noth, and Danny Pino, premiering on February 27th on WGN America! From the critically acclaimed author of the Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell series, an ´´utterly exhilarating and emotionally rich” thriller that will have ´´your heart in your throat” (Megan Abbott, best-selling author of Dare Me). Twenty-one-year-old Kick Lannigan is a survivor. She can pick any lock, fire any weapon, throw any knife, and aim a punch at her opponent’s trachea. And when the enigmatic John Bishop shows up asking her to help him rescue missing kids, Kick has every reason to be wary. He appears to have access to limitless money, high-level contacts, and details of Kick’s background long kept sealed by the court. Yet everything he tells her about himself seems to be a lie. Headstrong by nature, suspicious by circumstance, and a smart-ass by self-determination, Kick can’t help but see the writing on the wall: together, she and Bishop could make an unstoppable team, willing to do whatever it takes to see justice served…if they don’t kill each other first. For Kick, whose interest in child abduction is deeply personal, it’s a gamble worth taking. Critically acclaimed as ´´excruciating…compelling” (Booklist, starred review) and ´´propulsive” (People), Gone is a high-octane and hard-hitting thriller you won’t be able to put down. *Originally published as One Kick (Simon & Schuster, 2014). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Lind. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006745/bk_sans_006745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
International attention has been drawn over the past few months to the activities of ISIS, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. The entire world has been taken by surprise as they have witnessed the flagrant violation of all forms of human decency by these militants without their even considering the smallest fragment of human nature. It was only with impotent fury and despair that people across the globe could watch the brutal beheadings of innocent human beings by these radical Islamists. ISIS wants to bring the entire Middle East under their control, with Islamic Sharia law imposed everywhere. With this as their motive, they have been carrying out brutal attacks on their opposition. Simultaneously with their merciless and savage attacks and beheadings of their captives, they have made it a practice to release videos of every murder and every killing to the international media. Several hundred opponents have been executed by these ruthless and highly lethal terrorists. Some international journalists, aid workers, and the like have also been either beheaded by a knife or killed in a gruesome murder. This edition of Burning Reports will bring out the origin and growth of yet another terrorist organization (though they call themselves a state), namely ISIS, with roots in the volatile and petro-dollar-rich Middle East. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claton Butcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034752/bk_acx0_034752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At first glance, he was a fine figure of a man. Even the butcher knife buried in the middle of his chest didn’t seriously detract from his good looks. But that corpse, nude except for a pair of mismatched socks - and the butcher knife, of course - is trouble with a capital T for Leroy MacPherson, in whose wheat field the body is dumped, and the rest of his extended family. It’s also trouble for the opponents of the nuclear waste depository the DOE plans to build in the Texas Panhandle. The victim is Charlton Price-Leigh III, whose job it is - or was - to persuade local residents that burying radioactive waste in their backyards presented very little danger. That’s not what MacPhearson and his neighbors believe, and its not what attorney John Lloyd Branson believes, either. When John Lloyd and his legal clerk, Lydia Fairchild, take on MacPhearson’s defense, they find themselves entangled in a series of deceptions. Whatever they see, whatever a witness says, can not be trusted. Even the victim cannot be trusted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bowen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001355/bk_bimo_001355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surely you´ve encountered (or even know) that one particular individual in your life who seems to be able to find something witty to say at the drop of a hat, something that knocks everyone´s socks off by generating the perfect response at the perfect moment. They´re always cracking unexpected jokes, making people laugh, or bantering witty one-liner comments with their endless repertoire of repartees. So who is this Mr./Ms. Witty? You´re scratching your head, dumbfounded and in awe.... How in the world do they do it? And deep down you secretly want to be like them. Who doesn´t, right? Who wouldn´t love to be admired, respected, and worshipped for their charming, clever wit? Yet it´s much more than that. By being witty you can always come up with the right things to say at the right × by expressing yourself clearly, concisely, and convincingly in an instant - with a few short words (no more, no less) - you establish authority, credibility, and trust. That´s the power of having a razor-sharp wit! If the pen is mightier than the sword, then the wit is sharper than the knife. However, let´s be honest, being witty doesn´t always come naturally, especially for those who are less creative and more logical. The good news is that your wit is like a muscle and, like any muscle, it can be trained and built up. Within Instant Wit you will learn: How to use a ´´twister technique´´ to prepare yourself for what you should say when the moment for a quick comeback occurs. How to strengthen your creative wit in order to banter witty one liners with another person, for good fun or a quick laugh. How to cut down any opponent with your razor-sharp wit, so they won´t dare mess with you ever again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038578/bk_acx0_038578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.