Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. A man is found on the street, and taken to hospital. He appears unable to tell the doctor who he is, or where he comes from, but has he really lost his memory? The man is playing a dangerous game, and really knows a lot more than he is prepared to say. When he leaves the hospital, he goes to the house of the nurse who looked after him, and events take a very sinister turn. Contains a paperback and Audio CD with complete text recordings from the book.
Sobriety and Beyond
Author: Father John Doe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Father Ralph Pfau, known originally as Father "John Doe" traces the spiritual roots of Alcoholics Anonymous and explains the fundamental and enduring truths contained in the Twelve Steps. This is a wonderful resource for discovering the spiritual contentment, mental peace and everyday joys to be found in the Twelve Steps.
Mrs. John Doe
Author: Tom Savage
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In this adrenaline-laced novel of suspense from Tom Savage—hailed by Michael Connelly as “a master of the high-speed thriller”—an American actress in Europe races to find the truth behind her husband’s mysterious accident. What she uncovers makes her the target of a shocking conspiracy. Nora Baron’s life is perfect. She lives on Long Island Sound, teaches acting at a local university, and has a loving family. Then one phone call changes everything. She’s informed that her husband, Jeff, has died in a car crash while on a business trip in England. Nora flies to London to identify the body, which the police have listed as a “John Doe.” When she leaves the morgue, a man tries to steal her purse containing Jeff’s personal effects. Clearly, all is not as it seems. At her hotel, Nora receives a cryptic message that leaves her with more questions than answers. She follows the message’s instructions to France, where a fatal encounter transforms her into a fugitive. Wanted for murder, on the run in a shadowy landscape of lies, secrets, and sudden violence, Mrs. “John Doe” must play the role of a lifetime to stay one step ahead of a ruthless enemy with deadly plans for her—and for the world. Praise for Mrs. John Doe “This is a rare spy thriller, smart, beautifully written, and stay-up-all-night enjoyable!”—Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins “It isn’t easy to blindside a fellow suspense author, but Tom Savage manages to fool me every time. A clever, compelling, and cinematic page-turner in which nothing is as it seems, Mrs. John Doe opens with a twist I didn’t see coming and closes with a satisfying bang. This longtime Savage fan ranks Mrs. John Doe right up there with Precipice.”—Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow “Tom Savage’s Mrs. John Doe races a fictional path somewhere between Alfred Hitchcock and Agatha Christie, a modern heroine-on-the-run spy thriller dealing with some of our time’s deadliest challenges.”—James Grady, New York Times bestselling author of Last Days of the Condor “Savage twists the plot in two startling ways, and Nora’s transformation from wealthy home-focused wife to clever investigator holds up brilliantly. . . . I enjoyed each page, gasped at the swift twists, and came away with a hunger for more of the same, whether it be thrills, France, or books by Tom Savage.”—Kingdom Books “If you like books that make your pulse pound, where the images conjured up by your mind while reading are better than the best ‘action’ movie, Mrs. John Doe should be on your shelf.”—Back Porchervations “Cloak-and-dagger suspense, dark, shadowy figures, secret agents, and a diabolical terrorist plot that must be thwarted combine to create . . . a shocking, heart-pounding, unrelenting thrill ride.”—The Book Reviews Praise for Tom Savage “Savage knows the mystery novel inside and out, and it shows on every page.”—James Patterson “A master of the high-speed thriller.”—Michael Connelly “A very gifted writer who creates living, breathing characters, wonderful dialogue, and mesmerizing tension.”—Nelson DeMille “Savage writes with fierce energy, piercing holes in the shredding fabric of our society, where no one is safe, no one is free from harm.”—Lorenzo Carcaterra
God Knows His Name
Author: David Bakke
Publisher: SIU Press
Police found John Doe No. 24 in the early morning hours of October 11, 1945, in Jacksonville, Illinois. Unable to communicate, the deaf and mute teenager was labeled “feeble minded” and sentenced by a judge to the nightmarish jumble of the Lincoln State School and Colony in Jacksonville. He remained in the Illinois mental health care system for over thirty years and died at the Sharon Oaks Nursing Home in Peoria on November 28, 1993. Deaf, mute, and later blind, the young black man survived institutionalized hell: beatings, hunger, overcrowding, and the dehumanizing treatment that characterized state institutions through the 1950s. In spite of his environment, he made friends, took on responsibilities, and developed a sense of humor. People who knew him found him remarkable. Award-winning journalist Dave Bakke reconstructs the life of John Doe No. 24 through research into a half-century of the state mental health system, personal interviews with people who knew him at various points during his life, and sixteen black-and-white illustrations. After reading a story about John Doe in the New York Times, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter wrote and recorded “John Doe No. 24” and purchased a headstone for his unmarked grave. She contributes a foreword to this book. As death approached for the man known only as John Doe No. 24, his one-time nurse Donna Romine reflected sadly on his mystery. “Ah, well,” she said, “God knows his name.”
Diary of a Roblox Hacker
Author: K. Spicer, Little Walker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Do you love Roblox? Enjoy reading thrillers? Then don't miss out on this epic story! Dive straight into the diary of the illusive Roblox hacker, John Doe. Discover his next target while also following the chats and conversations of users KSpicer333 and friends. Is March 18th truly the day of John's ultimate hack? Is KSpicer333 his targeted victim? Does this online hacker follow users offline and into their homes? Or is he just a normal guy, a complete myth, perhaps a ghost, or something way way worse? Find out what happens next in this first thriller style book of Unofficial Roblox stories - The Roblox Hacker Diaries. Kids enjoy the easy texting and chatting conversational style while parents can confidently know that these books use only appropriate language. Follow this hacker's chilling entries and discover what creepy thoughts goes on in John Doe's head. Who will be next on his list? Is anyone's account truly safe?
Getting Over John Doe
Author: Suzanne Yalof
Publisher: Harper Collins
Is there anything worse than being in love with someone who -- suddenly, out of the blue, with no reason at all -- stops loving you back? Here is a remedy for that all-too-familiar chapter in every girl's life: getting dumped. It's not really Ben & Jerry's that soothes the sting -- or getting even -- though that certainly helps. Rather, it's learning to lose him and respect yourself that puts you on the path to sanity-and gives you some Zen with men. In this quirky romantic comedy of errors, Suzy Yalof tells her John Doe story from the pitch "open -- minded, smart, funny" to sex, the L-word, and the big dump (a subzero day on a chairlift) to finally getting over John Doe (Hint: Do the things he always hated). Like all of us, Suzy Yalof has survived the exaltation, embarrassment, and disappointment of romance. But with the realization that for every frog there is a prince, she's rebounded with style. Hers is an exemplary story of a woman scorned -- and then inspired. Every woman who has ever loved and lost and then gone on to exhaust her mom, her pals, and the neighborhood bartender with her John Doe story will find a well of unconditional empathy in Getting Over John Doe. It is a love lesson for our time -- and far more titillating than dating John ever was.
An up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, told by those who were there, with 50 rare photos
On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded just outside of Oklahoma City's Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people. Within a matter of hours, the FBI launched the largest manhunt in U.S. history, identifying the suspects as Timothy James McVeigh and John Doe No. 2, a stocky twentysomething with a distinctive tattoo on his left arm. Eventually the FBI retracted the elusive mystery man as a bombing suspect altogether, proclaiming that McVeigh had acted alone and that John Doe No. 2 was the by-product of unreliable eyewitness testimony in the wake of the attack. Womack recreates the events that led up to this fateful day from the perspective of John Doe No. 2--or JD, as he is referred to in the book. With his ironic and curiously detached persona, JD narrates--from a second-person point of view--his secret life with McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and others in America's militia culture as McVeigh and JD crisscross the Midwest in McVeigh's beloved Chevy Geo Spectrum. John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel is the tragicomic account of McVeigh's last desperate months of freedom, as he prepared to unleash one ofthe deadliest acts of domestic terrorism in the nation's history. Womack's novel traces one man's downward spiral toward the act of evil that will brand his name in infamy and another's desperate hope to save his friend's soul before it's too late.
Author: Blake Everstone
A dead body and a lifetime of hiding in the shadows. Scott has a secret, one he's desperate to keep. Coming from an abusive childhood, Scott worked hard to make a new life and start again, but a late night call threatens to destroy it all. The body of a transwoman is discovered. Was it suicide or murder? Join Scott as he tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together and solve the mystery. Scott is forced to face his demons and learn to trust those closest to him.
Dr. Dani Archer's orderly life had become complete chaos. First, her father mysteriously died, then a sexy stranger–with no memory–appeared on her doorstep.... Complicating matters, someone was trying to kill her.
Author: Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Explains how to take advantage of Google's user interface, discussing how to filter results, use Google's special services, integrate Google applications into a Web site or Weblog, write information retrieval programs, and play games.
Includes special sessions.
The John Doe Associates
Author: Robert Joseph Charles Butow
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Sobriety Without End
Author: Father John Doe
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
In this popular successor to Sobriety and Beyond, the author freely discusses the everyday problems that beset the paths of the unwary.Serenity is the key to long-term sobriety, and Father Doe explains how to get it, nurture it and keep it for a lifetime. Father Doe believes that by continually growing both mentally and spiritually we strengthen our sobriety and prepare ourselves to deal with all the challenges life has in store for us.