Description : When Colin accepts the job to clean up the graffiti in an upscale neighborhood he worries that he might be targeted by gangs. But he doesn’t expect to become a suspect in a series of robberies. Every time he is sent to clean up graffiti, the police are nearby investigating a crime. Colin knows he’s done nothing wrong, but his presence at the crime scenes look suspicious, and his record as a troublemaker doesn’t help matters. The only way he can clear his name is to figure out what is really going on.
Description : Nearly every job application asks it: have you ever been convicted of a crime? For the hundreds of thousands of young men leaving American prisons each year, their answer to that question may determine whether they can find work and begin rebuilding their lives. The product of an innovative field experiment, Marked gives us our first real glimpse into the tremendous difficulties facing ex-offenders in the job market. Devah Pager matched up pairs of young men, randomly assigned them criminal records, then sent them on hundreds of real job searches throughout the city of Milwaukee. Her applicants were attractive, articulate, and capable—yet ex-offenders received less than half the callbacks of the equally qualified applicants without criminal backgrounds. Young black men, meanwhile, paid a particularly high price: those with clean records fared no better in their job searches than white men just out of prison. Such shocking barriers to legitimate work, Pager contends, are an important reason that many ex-prisoners soon find themselves back in the realm of poverty, underground employment, and crime that led them to prison in the first place. “Using scholarly research, field research in Milwaukee, and graphics, [Pager] shows that ex-offenders, white or black, stand a very poor chance of getting a legitimate job. . . . Both informative and convincing.”—Library Journal “Marked is that rare book: a penetrating text that rings with moral concern couched in vivid prose—and one of the most useful sociological studies in years.”—Michael Eric Dyson
Description : The House of Night series from bestselling authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
Description : Although readers are assumed to be familiar with the basic notions of measure, integration, and probability theory, an appendix contains extensive surveys of the theory of conditional distributions and Lebesgue-Stieltjes calculus. Consequently researchers and graduate students in probability will find this an ideal introduction to this topic.
Description : From the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sylvia Day (writing as S. J. Day) comes the Marked series, starting with Eve of Darkness. This urban fantasy series follows Evangeline Hollis, a heavenly bounty hunter, who's cursed by God, hunted by demons, and desired by none other than Cain and Abel. Uncontrollable bloodlust, dark and sexy desires, disasters of biblical proportions… S. J. Day's epic series has it all and is not to be missed. Eve of Darkness — Years ago, Evangeline Hollis spent a blistering night with a darkly seductive man she can't forget. Now Eve is thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons. Her former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor—and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss. Eve of Destruction — When Eve's training class takes a field trip to an abandoned military base, things take a dark turn. Meanwhile, her body is still adapting to her new abilities and the challenges that came with them—such as uncontrollable bloodlust…which seems to be inciting another kind of lust altogether. Eve of Chaos — Eve runs over Satan's hellhound during training, so he puts a bounty on her head, and every demon in the country wants to deliver. Meanwhile, as Cain's role in Eve's life becomes more and more uncertain, Abel doesn't hesitate to step in. Eve of Warfare — Eve knows when she's being used as a pawn in the celestial political game. Now, she just has to figure out who's the greater threat: the vampire she's hunting, the cherub yanking her chain, or the two brothers vying to play the role of her spouse—'til death do them part. Which in her line of work, could happen any minute… Eve of Sin City — Sin City—Las Vegas—is home to humans and Infernals of all sorts: the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you ask Evangeline Hollis, "good" is in short supply, "ugly" might be amusing, but "bad" is most definitely her business.
Description : Marked is a powerful testimony and principle that will lead you into a deeper understanding, and build your faith, to see nations come into alignment with the heart of God. The content of each chapter has come from experience, prayer, prophetic revelation and study that the author did as she eagerly sought the heart of God for how to effectively influence her nation for Christ. In recent years many in the Body of Christ have written of the need for western-world Church to penetrate into the spheres of influence that shape the moral mindset of nations. However, fewer have married this with clear biblical principles birthed through prophetic revelation, and, even fewer than that have a testimony to back it up. Marked brings all of these elements together in an easy, exciting and spunky testimonial style read that will keep your fingers flipping the pages.
Description : College professor Wesley Washington is dreading the approach of the holidays and memories of his wife's tragic end when he's called into service by Senator Cole. A serial killer's out there with a biological weapon and Cole is sure that only Wes can stop him. But can Wes keep his own monsters at bay long enough to stop a real one?
Description : Never interfere. Those were his orders, and for centuries he stood by them, faithfully serving those that had given him his charge. Until one fateful night, while hunting, the young vampire stumbles upon a handsome young stranger. Within hours, Holden finds his peaceful existence thrown into a tailspin. Soon, it's a race against time to save the human he just can't seem to get out of his head.
Description : FORESEE NO EVIL. Freelancing for the Atlanta PD isn’t exactly a secure career; my job’s been on the line almost as much as my life. But it’s a paycheck, and it keeps me from falling back into the drug habit. Plus, things are looking up with my sometimes-partner, Cherabino, even if she is still simmering over the telepathic Link I created by accident. When my ex, Kara, shows up begging for my help, I find myself heading to the last place I ever expected to set foot in again—Guild headquarters—to investigate the death of her uncle. Joining that group was a bad idea the first time. Going back when I’m unwanted is downright dangerous. Luckily, the Guild needs me more than they’re willing to admit. Kara’s uncle was acting strange before he died—crazy strange. In fact, his madness seems to be slowly spreading through the Guild. And when an army of powerful telepaths loses their marbles, suddenly it’s a game of life or death.…