Errand Runner

Errand Runner

I was glad to know that they wouldn't be worried, that they were totally unaware of
what I was doing during this wretched crisis. I exited the door, ... I saw no one
else except the two armed security members as I made my way to my destination.
It was all I ... They watched as I ran alongside the buildings, but I saw no one else
.

Author: Steven Berg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491736180

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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It is 1972 when Step Bronstad, a twenty-one-year-old from a Pacific Northwest logging town, finds himself in the throes of a country at war with North Vietnam. After he makes the decision to enlist in the Marines, Step has no idea his life is about to take a different and sudden turn. When Step is suddenly pulled out of a military health examination and into a meeting in a stark back room, he is confronted by two CIA officers who seem to know entirely too much about his criminal past. Leaving Step with few options, the agents broker a top-secret deal: In exchange for his service running covert and dangerous antiterrorist errands for the CIA, Step avoids military service and potential prison time. As his missions lead him from America to England and eventually Germany, Step meets up with Gus Randall and George Holcomb, experienced CIA officers who soon place him in the middle of the Israeli hostage crisis at the Munich Olympic Games and in Turkey where he must combat Islamic terrorists. Errand Runner is the gripping tale of a young CIA recruit's perilous journey across the world as he sacrifices all he knows to fulfill contract obligations that change not only his life, but also the course of history.
Categories: Fiction

Chasing the Runner s High

Chasing the Runner s High

I trotted through the last six miles at about an 11minute pace, watching sadly as
streams of other runners passed me by. ... Brandon had to get someone to cover
the last three hours of his shift as a Maynard police officer, but he made it to the
start at 6AM as scheduled. ... At about 10 miles, he noticed that he'd accidentally
turned off his watch, and no one else had bothered to mark the time we started.

Author: Ray Charbonneau

Publisher: Y42K Publishing

ISBN: 9781453845639

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

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In -Chasing the Runner's High-, Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. There are plenty of hard miles, but there's lots of fun along the way too as Ray shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4-time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon and author of -Running on Empty-, calls Chasing the Runner's High -a look at one man's life and obsession with running and addictive behaviors. Humorous at times, but always looking toward the greater good, Ray shares life's ups and downs and provides a hard look into the mind of a runner, offering advice that can only be had with experience and hard fought miles underfoot. Adena Schulzberg, winner of the 2006 Arkansas Marathon, writes, -these are brutally honest tales, told with candor and frankness about strength, courage, obsession, desire and hard won understanding of self and sport.- It's a great read for runners or for non-runners who want to understand their running friends. www.y42k.com/books/chasingtherunnershigh.html
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Dusk Runner

Dusk Runner

They were bonded to the land, like no one else. ... one. In truth, it made no sense
to Ell. How could they have turned their back on the bond? ... He finished filling
his water skins as he watched Dahranian redress in his soaking wet clothing.

Author: Mathias G. B. Colwell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781680461640

Category:

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In the midst of chaos and darkness, Elliyar and his companions fight a losing battle to defend their homeland, the fallen elven kingdom of Andalaya. They fight against a dangerous alliance of dark elves and human invaders. Arrows loosed from the shadows and violent ambushes characterize his people's existence. Yet the young elf, Elliyar, can't help but wonder if this meager resistance is really all that is left for them or if there is something more in store for his people.It is in this war-torn land that an ancient power, a power that was thought lost for centuries, is rediscovered, and a primal evil begins to arise once more. Will Elliyar have the strength and ability within him to protect the ones he loves, especially the beautiful Miri, and shift the course of the war? Dusk Runner is the story of battles and last stands, a tale of love and betrayal. It is the telling of one young elf who comes of age during the dusk of his people's existence and of his desperate fight for their survival. It is a story of the power of love to inspire and give hope even in the darkest times.
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Out of the Running

Out of the Running

looked at her watch. She and other ... Barry joined her on the other side of the
arch, stopwatch at the ready. “It's Jory ... And indeed he had, there was no one in
sight behind him. Stutke had a clear field. As he made his final sprint into the park
, he raised his arms in a victory salute. ... “Here comes somebody else,” Carol
said.

Author: Robin Timmerman

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490790732

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 120

Its sweet, blooming June and Marathon fever has descended on Middle Island. Where some folks like to idle and savour the roadside flowers, others like to run. All in a good cause too, raising the funds for a new scanner at the Bonville and District Hospital. But for Chief Halstead and Officer Pete Jakes, the run is shaping up to be a major headache, taking police man hours away from their investigation into a rash of equipment robberies that might be connected to an international thieving ring. The influx of tourists may be good for Island business but its difficult to patrol local roads that are busy with runners practising for the event. Especially when bodies start to appear on the Marathon route and it seems that some people are literally dying to run. __________________________________________ Be sure to look for previous books in the Middle Island Mysteries series. Pity of the Winds, Season of Deceit, Crimes of Summer, and Threat of Autumn. Robin Timmerman is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
Categories: Fiction

Speedrunning

Speedrunning

people were watching, it might have been 40–50 people at the time. It was a ...
Once I got 29m 56s on March 31st [2015] I said that's it, I'm done. This can ... dS: If
you had gotten the 31-minute record and no one had pushed you, would it have
stayed there? ... Somebody else could have eventually, but the Zelda community
 ...

Author: David Snyder

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670805

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 260

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If you grew up in the 80s or 90s there's a good chance you've played Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. More than 30 years after its release in 1985 the side-scrolling platformer remains one of the best-selling video games of all time. Maybe you can hum the theme song, and you've found the secret warp pipe in World 1-2, but have you ever actually beaten the game? If so, how long did it take you? Hours? Days? Weeks? In late 2016, an American gamer known online as "darbian" rescued the Princess Peach in 4 minutes and 56 seconds. This is video game "speedrunning" and darbian is one of the best speedrunners around. Speedrunners use their knowledge of the game and quick reflexes in an attempt to complete video games in the fastest time possible. In this book you'll learn about the history of speedrunning, the techniques involved, and what it takes to play games fast in ten interviews with star speedrunners like darbian.
Categories: Games & Activities

Running the Rift

Running the Rift

“It's not so difficult to invent a male Hutu relative somewhere in the past. Do you
think it hasn't been done before?” Jean Patrick had heard the stories. “I've
accepted a position at National University. No one else in Rwanda can train you
to ...

Author: Naomi Benaron

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616201876

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

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Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction: An “audacious and compelling” novel of one man trying to outrun the horrors of the Rwandan genocide (The Washington Post). A Kansas City Star, Seattle Times, and BookBrowse Best of the Year Pick Running the Rift follows the progress of Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his country’s first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people. As tensions mount between the Hutu and Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream that running might deliver him, and his people, from the brutality around them. Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Naomi Benaron has written a stunning and gorgeous novel that—through the eyes of one unforgettable boy—explores a country’s unraveling, its tentative new beginning, and the love that binds its people together. “A profound display of imagination and empathy. Benaron writes like Jean Patrick runs, with the heart of a lion.” —The Dallas Morning News “A novel full of unspeakable strife but also joy, humor, and love.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “This is truly fearless writing: ambitious, beautiful, unapologetically passionate.” —Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times–bestselling author “A culturally rich and unflinching story of resilience and resistance.” —Chicago Tribune “Benaron accomplishes the improbable feat of wringing genuine loveliness from unspeakable horror.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Categories: Fiction

Runner s World

Runner s World

The elite might travel longer and faster , but no one else could do our running for
us — no one could break our PRs . Ask me ... The watch is much more than a
silicon chip wrapped in black plastic , and it's worth far more than its $ 21.95 price
tag . ... If you're easily bored while running , you can divert your attention with
video games , radios , tape recorders , even tiny television sets built into
wristwatches .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117666499

Category: Running

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Categories: Running

The New Rules of Running

The New Rules of Running

A no | Find a Training Buddy or Join a Running Club For more than 15 years,
Joel Pasternack was Fleming's frequent training ... "[Having the company made it
a lot easier," says Fleming, who also trained frequently with Bill Rodgers, winner
of four ... The miles tend to go by much faster when you're running with someone
else, and it's also easier to run at a relaxed, ... if you know you have a partner,
and not just your GPS watch or iPod, to keep you company on your 10-mile run.
poru't ...

Author: Vijay Vad, M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101623657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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The ultimate guide to injury-free running and racing, from renowned sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad with training schedules designed by coach and 2-time NYC Marathon Champion Tom Fleming Whether you’re learning to run, trying to lower your Personal Record, recovering from injury, or just getting in shape, The New Rules of Running will make you a faster, healthier runner. The only book on running authored by a sports medicine specialist, this informative guide offers: A primer on running’s most common injuries, emphasizing prevention and recovery, to get you through the grueling training months unscathed. Essential strengthening exercises, stretches, nutrition, and hydration tips.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Road of Her Own

A Road of Her Own

Scattered throughout the area were spectators who watched with rapt attention
as the runners went round and round . ... no one else had noticed it , I strolled the
rest of the circular path , trying to make myself as inconspicuous as possible .

Author: Marlene Blessing

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub

ISBN: IND:30000086161472

Category: Travel

Page: 211

View: 371

Provides accounts by twenty women on their travels in the West.
Categories: Travel

Reckless Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment

These girls sometimes do a mutual swap and the duty room doesn't always let
me know.' Having ... It looks like she's done a runner.' 'Anything else I can help
you with, Harry?' 'No thanks. I'll get our port watch people to make some
enquiries. Oh, there is one thing: where does Sharon Gregory usually stay in
Miami?' Richie ...

Author: Graham Ison

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

ISBN: 9781780105062

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A burglary gone wrong turns complicated in this mystery marked by “solid plotting, realistic descriptions of police work, and dry wit” (Booklist). At near midnight on a sweltering hot July Saturday, Det. Chief Inspector Brock is called to a murder in a house at West Drayton, close to Heathrow Airport. The murder victim is Clifford Gregory, the accountant husband of attractive air stewardess Sharon Gregory. Sharon’s account of the break-in that resulted in her husband’s murder does not ring true, however, and when Brock and his assistant Det. Sergeant Dave Poole seek to interview Sharon a second time, they find that she has disappeared. Brock and Poole soon find themselves caught up in a complex investigation where nothing is as it seems and the more they discover about the case, the less they really know. “A consistently entertaining series.” —Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

Vergil in Averno

Vergil in Averno

Or one which he, though he had known it not, was already running. The table.
Look, then, student A man stood beneath an arch, outlined by light, though else
was dim. A figure brutal, strong, and coarse, watching the approach of the runner
 ...

Author: Avram Davidson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575127777

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Inspired by medieval legends about the poet Vergil, who was revered not only as the author of the Aeneid but also as a powerful necromancer, Davidson embarked on his Vergil Magus series in the '60s with the intriguing novel The Phoenix and the Mirror. In this sequel, Vergil answers a magical summons from Averno, both the wealthiest and the filthiest of cities. The magnates there are worried about the waning and shifting of the natural fires that have fueled their industries and fouled their air. The bare skeleton of plot is fleshed out with an eccentric, wide-ranging series of digressions, reminiscences, dreams and cabalistic glosses, all in a rich, baroque, rhetorical style.
Categories: Fiction

Believing

Believing

Gordy was in his black jogging outfit, that clung to his muscled body like another
set of skin . . . except for the ... I watched Han emerge from the garage and
everyone settled on the couches or on the floor. ... My thoughts screamed at him
and I smiled knowing that no one else had heard them. ... “Who made you the
leader?

Author: Courtney Rausch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469118109

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 632

You never get something for nothing, something that Cara was always told as a child and now that childhood lesson comes to life. A trip to George Raphaels Private Island leaves Cara and her friends not entirely human, with powers beyond belief. Now running for their lives they turn to the only other person whos ever been on the island, Rina, but little do they know thats only the beginning of what Rina has planned to gain revenge on Raphael.
Categories: Fiction

Mob Boss

Mob Boss

The Life of Little Al D'Arco, the Man Who Brought Down the Mafia Jerry Capeci,
Tom Robbins ... You don't come out for nothing till they're done with you. ... With
little else to do locked in his cell, Al fashioned a physical regimen. ... They
watched you too close. ... To stay in touch while locked in their cells, prisoners
tapped runners in each block who relayed messages along the tiers and to
friends gathered ...

Author: Jerry Capeci

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250037435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Reminiscent of Wiseguy, Mob Boss is a compelling biography from two prominent mob experts recounting the life and times of the first acting boss of an American Mafia family to turn government witness Alfonso "Little Al" D'Arco, the former acting boss of the Luchese organized crime family, was the highest-ranking mobster to ever turn government witness when he flipped in 1991. His decision to flip prompted many others to make the same choice, including John Gotti's top aide, Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, and his testimony sent more than fifty mobsters to prison. In Mob Boss, award-winning news reporters Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins team up for this unparalleled account of D'Arco's life and the New York mob scene that he embraced for four decades. Until the day he switched sides, D'Arco lived and breathed the old-school gangster lessons he learned growing up in Brooklyn and fine-tuned on the mean streets of Little Italy. But when he learned he was marked to be whacked, D'Arco quit the mob. His defection decimated his crime family and opened a window on mob secrets going back a hundred years. After speaking with D'Arco, the authors reveal unprecedented insights, exposing shocking secrets and troublesome truths about a city where a famous pizza parlor doubled as a Mafia center for multi-million-dollar heroin deals, where hit men carried out murders dressed as women, and where kidnapping a celebrity newsman's son was deemed appropriate revenge for the father's satirical novel. Capeci and Robbins spent hundreds of hours in conversation with D'Arco, and exhausted many hours more fleshing out his stories in this riveting narrative that takes readers behind the famous witness testimony for a comprehensive look at the Mafia in New York City.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Chasing Lost Times

Chasing Lost Times

A Father and Son Reconciled Through Running Geoffrey Beattie, Ben Beattie ... If
you run your easy workouts with someone else there is always the temptation
that you will want to push the pace, to test yourself against your partner. Runners
by their nature ... This made me incredibly nervous. ... It sounds ridiculous – why
would anyone watch the back of the race rather than the real athletes at the front?

Author: Geoffrey Beattie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780573663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Geoffrey Beattie is an extremely successful academic and celebrity psychologist. He was perhaps a less successful father. His obsession with his career and his driving passion for running when he was at home almost destroyed his relationship with his son, but, ironically, it is running that has brought them back together. Chasing Lost Times is the emotional story of a father and son trying to repair a relationship through a shared activity that depends on sheer physical effort, the kind of physical effort that may once have been the source of commonality between father and son in all previous generations but which seems to be absent in the modern world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Nano

Nano

I doubt Noakes would have it in him to do that, but I've made the threat on his
behalf. ... A couple of minutes after the group had passed and no one else
appeared, Pia followed, running, half expecting to see ... While Pia watched, they
disappeared over the crest of the distant hill, followed by the motorcycle and then
the van.

Author: Robin Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101606667

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 877

A lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology institute in the foothills of the Rockies, Nano is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nanorobots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But when Pia Grazdani takes a job there, she’s shocked by the secretive corporate culture. She’s warned by her boss not to investigate the other work being done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about the source of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institute’s research. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporate jogging path suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizes she may have literally stumbled upon Nano’s human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the twenty-first century—a treatment option for millions—or have they already sold out to the highest bidder?
Categories: Fiction

People of the Morning Star

People of the Morning Star

A People of Cahokia Novel (Book One of the Morning Star Series) W. Michael
Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear. explosion of ... “When I released that arrow, it was
proof that I was finally worthy to possess you. ... And if not, how else did they
make this leap? My gaze narrows to a slit as I watch the runner pass the line of
warriors.

Author: W. Michael Gear

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466832299

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear begin the stunning saga of the North American equivalent of ancient Rome in People of the Morning Star. The city of Cahokia, at its height, covered more than six square miles around what is now St. Louis and included structures more than ten stories high. Cahokian warriors and traders roamed from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. What force on earth would motivate hundreds of thousands of people to pick up, move hundreds of miles, and once plopped down amidst a polyglot of strangers, build an incredible city? A religious miracle: the Cahokians believed that the divine hero Morning Star had been resurrected in the flesh. But not all is fine and stable in glorious Cahokia. To the astonishment of the ruling clan, an attempt is made on the living god's life. Now it is up to Morning Star's aunt, Matron Blue Heron, to keep it quiet until she can uncover the plot and bring the culprits to justice. If she fails, Cahokia will be torn asunder in warfare, rage, and blood as civil war consumes them all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

For Every Season

For Every Season

“It never dawned on me that I might be the one trying to hang on to Emma. I see
myself as more of a runner.” “A runner?” “Ya ... like he and Daedandeveryone
else watched, pleading with me to go faster. ... In the past he may have spurred
you to outrun who God made you to be, but I know he can understand you better
now.

Author: Cindy Woodsmall

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307730077

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together. But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart?
Categories: Fiction

In Bristol Fashion

In Bristol Fashion

Don't that make the goods illegal? Come on, Johnny L., ... "Once that cargo is off-
loaded from the "runner" into an English ship, no one can tell or even cares
where it came from. All we're ... I'd watch my back a bit more closely if I were you.
Likely some of ... No one else aboard seems to know who they are either. Might
be no ...

Author: Lillian M. Henry

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781449057718

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 628

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In Bristol Fashion is the first of a two-volume fictionalized biography of the Lewis, the Hoopers and their extended families. Set in Glamorgan,Wales and Bristol, England, the sharp scent of the Celtic Sea seeps into the saga of smugglers, sailors and high sea adventures during the tumultuous years of Victorias reign. Faced with situations very similar to those of our current times: ill-conceived foreign wars, economic depressions, radical changes in life styles, the man in the street and how he copes, is a theme that runs throughout the book.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Journey to Joy

Journey to Joy

He wore little Speedo trunks which made his muscular body and huge chest look
very large. He had a big mustache that ... His legs were moving like a runner, but
he was running, it seemed to me, above the sand. I don't remember ... I watched
him "run" across the beach until he was out of sight. Since people usually gawk at
odd sights, I wondered why no one else was looking at him. I asked Jackie and ...

Author: G. W. Shealey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781414005478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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In the age of scientific medicine we live long lives. But still most of us sooner or later face serious illnesses for which we seek cures. Nowadays we believe that curing comes about from a sharing of responsibilities by the medical specialist and the patient. Moreover we now realize that being sick is a social event. The scientific aspects of curing have been well described by the specialists. By comparison descriptions of illnesses as social events happening to individuals are rare. However the patient's contribution to the healing process may be crucial. And so Stroke! A Memoir gives a description from the patient's viewpoint of the healing process, written by the patient after he recovered.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Athletic Journal

Athletic Journal

In most leagues , a manager or coach may occupy one of these positions . The
first base coach has definite duties . He helps the runner after a base hit by telling
him to make his turn at first base , lets him know whether to go on or stop , looks ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023959771

Category: Athletics

Page:

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Vols. 9-10 include proceedings of the 8th-11th annual meeting of the American Football Coaches Association and of the 3d-6th annual meeting of the National Association of the Basketball Coaches of the United States.
Categories: Athletics