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Phantom Nights
John Farris
0765346885
Dec 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Farris takes a break from the paranormal pyrotechnics of his Fury series (The Fury, etc.) with this well-wrought period tale of vengeance from beyond the grave. It's 1952 in the sultry Tennessee town of Night Shade, and black nurse Mally Shaw has just heard her white patient, Priest Howard, use his dying breath to accuse his slimy son, Leland, of being a thief. Soon thereafter, Leland, who assumes (correctly) that his daddy has entrusted Mally with criminal evidence that could sink his budding political career, abducts Mally to his home, where he rapes and kills her and then covers up the evidence to make her death look accidental. Only days before, though, good-hearted Mally had shown kindness to Alex Gambier, an emotionally troubled mute boy whose brother is the town's deputy sheriff, and her psychic rapport...


The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow (Editor)
0312341946
August 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
The 18th volume in Datlow's well-regarded series continues to take the pulse of contemporary fantastic literature with intriguing results, but without Terri Windling, Datlow's co-editor through volume 16, some of the fantasy selections, chosen by Small Beer publishers Link and Grant, fail to conjure the elusive magic all great fantasy needs. Luckily, Datlow's more seasoned eye has discovered enough chilling horror to make the anthology a must-buy. Culled from author collections, literary and trade magazines, anthologies and online sources, the 44 stories and poems reflect a distinctly global flavor and avoid traditional tropes and topics. The standouts include haunting selections from such well-known authors as Peter Straub (two prose selections), Alice Hoffman, Christopher Fowler, Chuck Palahniuk, China...


The Fury
John Farris
0312877315
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Review
"Farris has marvelous skill." --Associated Press


Transgressions
Ed McBain (Editor)
0765308517
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. As editor McBain admits in his introduction, it was a bit of a challenge to persuade 10 superstar authors (well, only nine, since he's also a contributor) to each write an original novella, with its awkward length between 10,000 and 40,000 words, for this excellent crime and suspense anthology, but he's come up with an impressive roster. One can't help wondering how a writer like Donald E. Westlake, who writes so much under several names, can fit in a jolly new story, "Walking Around Money," about his humorous burglar hero Dortmunder . And how does Anne Perry, who now writes three separate series and is probably planning another, move to a completely different period with "Hostages," a touching portrait of a woman caught up in the current Irish troubles who tries to keep her sanity by doing...


Phantom Nights
John Farris
0765307782
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Farris takes a break from the paranormal pyrotechnics of his Fury series (The Fury, etc.) with this well-wrought period tale of vengeance from beyond the grave. It's 1952 in the sultry Tennessee town of Night Shade, and black nurse Mally Shaw has just heard her white patient, Priest Howard, use his dying breath to accuse his slimy son, Leland, of being a thief. Soon thereafter, Leland, who assumes (correctly) that his daddy has entrusted Mally with criminal evidence that could sink his budding political career, abducts Mally to his home, where he rapes and kills her and then covers up the evidence to make her death look accidental. Only days before, though, good-hearted Mally had shown kindness to Alex Gambier, an emotionally troubled mute boy whose brother is the town's deputy sheriff, and her psychic rapport...


The Fury and the Terror
John Farris
0765341573
Feb 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Terrormeister Farris's sequel to The Fury outdoes its bestselling predecessor in mystery, malevolence and mayhem. Moving at video-game speed, this fanciful thriller pits ambitious politicians against psychics on the run to save America. The novel opens with a bang as Eden Waring's college valedictory speech turns into a warning that an airplane is about to crash on campus. Eden's adoptive parents take refuge in the countryside, and her boyfriend decides which side he's on, while Eden hides from MORG, the secret government agency for psychic bioengineering, and from an evil First Lady both seeking to harness Eden's powers for their own ends. On the run, Eden develops such skills as producing her doppelg„nger at will; she also learns she is the daughter of the preceding novel's heroine, Gillian (dead but still...


Transgressions Vol. 2
John Farris
0765347512
Sept 2006
Paperback
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Review
"Tackles 9/11 survivor guilt with bracing poignancy."--Entertainmant Weekly on The Things They Left Behind


The Fury and the Power
John Farris
0812578651
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Wilder and weirder than its predecessor (The Fury and the Terror), this second sequel to Farris's trendsetting supernatural thriller The Fury (1976) takes risks that will befuddle newcomers but titillate loyal fans used to his audacity. Once again second-generation psychic Eden Waring is pursued by malevolent forces hell-bent on harnessing her awesome and largely unrealized paranormal powers. This time the villain is the sinister demiurge Mordaunt, known to his adversaries as "The Dark Side of God." In the guise of stage magician Lincoln Grayle, Mordaunt has been endowing select attendees of his Vegas extravaganzas with fearsome shapeshifting powers, then using them as assassins against prominent world religious leaders. It's surely not a coincidence that these events draw Eden and her team of psychic operatives...


Reading the Enemy's Mind: Inside Star Gate--America's Psychic Espionage Program
Paul Smith
0312875150
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
When word got out in 1995 that the U.S. Defense Department and CIA had funded efforts to read people's minds, the news understandably excited all sorts of derision and conspiracy theories. Who would imagine that the story behind the efforts is actually a fascinating tale about the possibilities of human potential? Paul H. Smith tells the story of the U.S. "psychic spying" program in his book Reading the Enemy's Mind. Smith doesn't come across as some flaky new-ager. He was a young U.S. Army intelligence officer and Arab linguist who had no previous interest in extra-sensory perception when he was recruited into the program code-named "Star Gate" in 1983. Over the next seven years, he became one of the army's premier "remote viewers" and the primary author of its training manual on the subject. He also served as a tactical...


Pastors Married to Preachers
John Farris Senter
1413765556
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
As I take time to reflect on how we arrived at where we are today, I confess that having a preaching wife did not happen overnight. God used many things to bring us to this time in our lives. I never thought I would be sharing this perspective with anyone. I don’t know how many pastors have ever thought about sharing their experiences; however, I want to share this with those of you who are struggling with this issue and are not sure about how to move forward because of possible reprisal or personal trepidation. There is much heated debate over the issue of women in ministry but not much light at the discussion table. This book will be relief for some who are moving towards allowing women freedom in ministry. It will provide skepticism for those who do not believe that the Word of God endorses women who preach...


Transgressions
Lawrence Block
1593976801
May 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. As editor McBain admits in his introduction, it was a bit of a challenge to persuade 10 superstar authors (well, only nine, since he's also a contributor) to each write an original novella, with its awkward length between 10,000 and 40,000 words, for this excellent crime and suspense anthology, but he's come up with an impressive roster. One can't help wondering how a writer like Donald E. Westlake, who writes so much under several names, can fit in a jolly new story, "Walking Around Money," about his humorous burglar hero Dortmunder . And how does Anne Perry, who now writes three separate series and is probably planning another, move to a completely different period with "Hostages," a touching portrait of a woman caught up in the current Irish troubles who tries to keep her sanity by doing...


Elvisland
John Farris
1930235216
Apr 2004
Paperback
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The Fury and the Power
John Farris
0312877285
February 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Wilder and weirder than its predecessor (The Fury and the Terror), this second sequel to Farris's trendsetting supernatural thriller The Fury (1976) takes risks that will befuddle newcomers but titillate loyal fans used to his audacity. Once again second-generation psychic Eden Waring is pursued by malevolent forces hell-bent on harnessing her awesome and largely unrealized paranormal powers. This time the villain is the sinister demiurge Mordaunt, known to his adversaries as "The Dark Side of God." In the guise of stage magician Lincoln Grayle, Mordaunt has been endowing select attendees of his Vegas extravaganzas with fearsome shapeshifting powers, then using them as assassins against prominent world religious leaders. It's surely not a coincidence that these events draw Eden and her team of psychic operatives...

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