NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At the end of World War II, a band of aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier–nicknamed "The Demon" by pilots. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told. Speed. In 1947, it represented the difference between victory and annihilation. After Hiroshima, the ability to deliver a nuclear device to its target faster than one’s enemy became the singular obsession of American war planners. And so, in the earliest days of the Cold War, a highly classified program was conducted on a desolate air base in California’s Mojave Desert. Its aim: to push the envelope of flight to new frontiers. There gathered an extraordinary band of pilots, including Second World War aces Chuck Yeager and George Welch, who risked their lives flying experimental aircraft to reach Mach 1, the so-called sound barrier, which pilots called “the demon.” Shrouding the program in secrecy, the US military reluctantly revealed that the “barrier” had been broken two months later, after the story was leaked to the press. The full truth has never been fully revealed—until now. Chasing the Demon, from decorated fighter pilot and acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton, tells, for the first time, the extraordinary true story of mankind’s quest for Mach 1. Here, of course, is twenty-four-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, who made history flying the futuristic Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. Officially Yeager was the first to achieve supersonic flight, but drawing on new interviews with survivors of the program, including Yeager’s former commander, as well as declassified files, Hampton presents evidence that a fellow American—George Welch, a daring fighter pilot who shot down a remarkable sixteen enemy aircraft during the Pacific War—met the demon first, though he was not favored to wear the laurels, as he was now a civilian test pilot and was not flying the Bell X-1. Chasing the Demon sets the race between Yeager and Welch in the context of aviation history, so that the reader can learn and appreciate their accomplishments as never before.
The system has been changing; the Agency flaunts its cruel practices, and the balance of the realms has been disrupted. Ethan's enforcers are already stretched to the limits, and things get worse when alliances are forged between the worst of the demon realms. Meanwhile, on Empustat, Carolyn has spent an entire year being "reconditioned" - her memories being wiped and replaced in order to produce a limited and vapid princess. Under the constraints of the Chief, she is no longer the feared and mythical "destroyer". Carolyn's life of privilege is marred only by the expectations held for her to marry Peter and produce heirs for the realm. Her friend, Mario, in contrast, has suffered hardship and humiliation at the hands of the Lilim guard - and a chance encounter will spur Carolyn's awakening. The disabled gateway has frustrated the team's efforts to reach Carolyn, and Ethan and Note can barely tolerate each other, but both mage and demon share the same goals. Hope by way of an unexpected source leads to the team embarking on a plan so daring that their survival hangs in the balance. With old and new friends from the realms, the fight for order continues.
Jared Strong has been haunted by the memory of Bigfoot since childhood, setting him on a hunt that has lasted his entire life. This passionate pursuit has required that he sacrifice everything in order to get closer to finding the elusive creature. He is determined to bring the world its first Bigfoot. But before he can, Jared must face a growing list of obstacles- a species that doesn't want to be found, an estranged wife who wants to move on with her life, and powerful people who stand in his way. Now Jared must choose between giving up on his obsession to save his marriage or give up on his marriage to find Bigfoot.
Hereditary witch Morgaine Clemenson was enjoying a peaceful existence living above her metaphysical shop on the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks until one Halloween, a handsome stranger appears with a fantastical tale of time travel, demon incursions, and hints of a link to Avalon and Morgan Le Fae. Victorian gentleman Alexander Ramsey has come to enlist Morgaine's aid in ridding the human plane of a demon, but in the struggle to win the battle against the demon, Morgaine just might lose her heart to Alex. That wouldn't be such a bad thing, if Alex wasn't expected to vanish forever - leaving her behind - once the job is done.
1982 - Copilot Dillon Lawless finds himself in command of a USAF B-52G bomber on a nuclear-strike mission. The pilot, Captain Spaulding McQuagg, is dead of a gunshot Lawless had been forced to fire himself. A coup d'état in Moscow has left a junta of generals and KGB officers struggling for control of the Soviet government and has launched a largescale attack into West Germany. Pale Horse 3 - the lone, airborne B-52 - is tasked with destroying seven Soviet targets in East Germany with nuclear-tipped missiles. Spurlin AFB, Maine, is home to Pale Horse 3 and has been targeted for destruction by a Soviet Naval Spetsnaz team with a man-portable nuclear weapon. The chances of Pale Horse 3 returning home safely are low. Will Pale Horse 3 return to an intact Air Force installation or a radioactive wasteland, or will the NEST teams and Army Rangers eliminate the infiltrators before they can detonate a nuclear weapon on U.S. soil?"Rus Greer uses his experiences as a USAF B-52 pilot to take us on a gut-wrenching romp into the unthinkable war scenario he was trained to fight. Riveting and immersive!" - Dan Hampton, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret) NYT and international bestselling author of Chasing the Demon.
Bishop Robert Patrick had no sympathy at all for the gang of stupid boys who'd befriended the demon. They'd been enthralled, to be sure, but that didn't entirely excuse their complacency. It had taken him years to track down the demon, the skotos, but he'd finally cornered it in Los Angeles. The city, Robert discovered, was positively teeming with hedonists and homosexuals, tweakers and twits, deviants and demons. Despite the attractive, human form the skotos had assumed, Robert recognized it. The time to act had come. The demon would be put back where it belonged, contained among the treasures of the Church for the rest of time. True, matters were complicated by the crew of stupid, stupid boys. Maybe they were clueless, and therefore innocent, but it didn't matter. Robert had everything he needed: the ancient vessel of brass, the enthusiastic support of the Church, and through obvious signs and inspiration the unquestionable direction of the Divine. The final confrontation was inevitable, sweeping aside the sinful and the sacred alike. Unfortunate about the boys. Robert would pray for them. In this startling and deeply moving conclusion to The Fallen, Joshua Dagon takes his characters and his readers on an exhilarating ride generously filled with humor, excitement, personal exploration, and often surprising wisdom. For three months, Nick, Darren, and their friends have been living it up with the generosity of the fallen angel, Marbas. But another ancient and powerful demon has been chasing Marbas, with plans of her own... Without compromising his clear compassion for every one of his characters, Joshua Dagon takes an unflinching look at the perils of blind faith, prejudice, and arrogance. Demon Tears leaves us with the hope that even the most desperate of us can ultimately become more than what we are.
Perfect for fans of Divergent and The Matrix, Chasing Before follows Felicia as she grapples with a futuristic afterlife in this riveting sequel to The Memory of After. It’s been four months since Felicia saved Level Two from the Morati, the corrupted angels who trapped her and her boyfriend, Neil, in the afterlife. Now she and Neil have moved on to Level Three, an afterlife training facility where humans pick a career to pursue until they retire to the next level. But when Felicia learns some shocking truths about her life, she begins to question everything. Neil wants to focus on the future, but Felicia is willing to do anything to find answers about her past—even if that means seeking out Julian, her charming former love interest and an ex-Morati. Just when Felicia thinks things can’t get any more complicated, deadly explosions begin to rock Level Three and the Morati, disguised as human trainees, are the main suspects. When given the choice, will Felicia do everything in her power to expose the Morati and save Level Three? Or will she chase after the desires of her heart and risk losing her past humanity, her present afterlife, and a future with Neil?
Synthesizes several expeditions by archeologists connected with Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago between 1991 and 2000 and their historical parallels of four centuries.
God and Lucifer is fighting for who should be the rightful king of heaven and earth. God felt that it was time for mankind to do their part too in this war, so he sent down to earth a book that would stop Lucifer from being victorious. John Wrightman he has to go through a test to find out the truth about himself. Serenity, an angel that was sent from heaven, has to help show John the truth while Diea, a fallen angel, was sent from hell to kill John before he found out the truth. Samantha Brooks, John’s partner caught up in this mess, tries to find out what was going on this whole time and finds out little bit about who she is tied to throughout all this drama. The book is filled with betrayal, unselfish love, loyalty, and mind-packed action.
During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing segment of the population in such a public forum. And yet the reasons why more and more people are turning away from religion are still poorly understood. In Faith No More, Phil Zuckerman draws on in-depth interviews with people who have left religion to find out what's really behind the process of losing one's faith. According to a 2008 study, so many Americans claim no religion (15%, up from 8% in 1990) that this category now outranks every other religious group except Catholics and Baptists. Exploring the deeper stories within such survey data, Zuckerman shows that leaving one's faith is a highly personal, complex, and drawn-out process. And he finds that, rather than the clich? of the angry, nihilistic atheist, apostates are life-affirming, courageous, highly intelligent and inquisitive, and deeply moral. Zuckerman predicts that this trend toward nonbelief will likely continue and argues that the sooner we recognize that religion is frequently and freely rejected by all sorts of men and women, the sooner our understanding of the human condition will improve. The first book of its kind, Faith No More will appeal to anyone interested in the "New Atheism" and indeed to anyone wishing to more fully understand our changing relationship to religious faith.
There are many breed books out there, but this book will give you all you need to know about the tenacious Jack Russell Terrier. How to train, how to raise, and how to show a Jack Russell Terrior is covered in detail from puppy to a family pet.
Korin feared a real fight. Sheêd had so little training, but her inner demon took over before she could be killed. Now she is terribly scarred, inside and outside. But now she is also a feared general and the head of the rebels. Zohak has fallen prey to madness, having accepted the forbidden fruit of power. He is a slave to the same devil who entrapped Vorak, only he is also possessed by the demon snake-dragon Kaliya. He now feeds on terrorãliterally. Only Korin can stop Zohakês reign of terror, but he calls upon Vorak to lead his armies. When confronted with such a challenge, Korin fights with Vorak, who spirits her away. He simply cannot resist her. The unexpected awaits them both as they manage to form a plan to vanquish the Devil Eblise and win freedom for themselves and for the kingdom.
Josie Day thought she knew who she was. Then her mother was murdered, and Josie's destiny passed to her sister. Now Josie’s sister is dying, overwhelmed by the power she was never prepared to assume. An earth goddess is set on destroying humanity, and she’s succeeding. A traitor turns up where Josie least expects. And the one soul who could ignite Josie to fight for her sister, her tribe, and all of humanity is gone. Everyone knows the Fates demand a price, and Josie is prepared to pay. She will give up everything to bring him back—to bring herself back. The third and final book in the Young Adult Urban Fantasy Romance series, Summoners. Keywords: YA, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, Series, magic, gods, goddess, teen
Book description Sylphs Demon is the story of boy who is given the powers of the universe and is sent on a quest to find a traitor inside the protectors of all life in the galaxy, but he is being overpowered by a demon with-in. He struggles to keep this evil at bay, as he tries to insure that his last action is an honorable one.