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Advance Agent Planning Guide - The Executive Protection Specialist's Guide for Conducting Advance Operations by Duke Speed

Written for security force professionals by a recognized expert, this is a must read for security personnel responsible for planning foreign or domestic travel and events requiring protection services. The Advance Agent Planning Guide-The Executive Protection Specialist's Guide for Conducting Advance Operations is an easy to use professional reference manual that provides detailed step-by-step procedures for the planning and conduct of executive protection advance operations. The book is ideal for members of federal, state, tribal, and municipal-level governments, as well as professionals of the public safety, military, homeland security, law enforcement, and private sector security industries. The Advance Agent Planning Guide provides executive protection advance agents with a series of current, practical, and user-friendly planning checklists for their use in planning operations.

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Occult by Laura Croft

Thirteen. Unlucky for some. On their 13th birthday children discover the truth about who they really are. WHAT they really are. That they belong to the Occult world where witches, vampires and demons exist along with other mythical, magical and supernatural creatures.

The children are sent into the unknown through a magic portal where they must choose a path. One which leads to The Dark Academy and the other which leads to The Academy of Merlin. At both Academies the students learn how to use magic, some for good and some for evil. Friendships are formed and destroyed and when the transformations begin it's difficult to know who to trust. Good can be corrupted by evil and evil can be turned good! Friends can quickly become foes and enemies can become unlikely allies!

As secrets, visions and prophecies unfold will they be able to survive in this new world? Will they choose the path to greatness or are they destined for darkness?

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The Sorcerers’ Prophecy: Secrets of Eileen by Taylor Evans

In order to bring the most powerful army into the nearing war, Casey and Brennon must travel to the kingdom of Eileen and seek the help of Aiden, a wanted deserter and spy. But the dark secrets of Aiden’s past may threaten the mission and put them all in mortal danger. Meanwhile, Kate is building a powerful army of Sagen and preparing to do something that would change her forever. As Casey and Kate fortify their forces, dangerous and forgotten truths are uncovered, revealing secrets that may determine the course of the war.

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HR Directions: HR Leading Lights On What You Should Know Right Now About Leadership, Engagement, Technology, and Growing Your Own World-Class HR Career By Martha I. Finney

Anyone who tries to put forward the argument that HR is rapidly declining in relevance has another think coming. HR brings the people into the people side of business. And, as with people, the challenges and opportunities presented within the profession are many and ever-changing. New generations, technology, political landscapes, economic conditions, global urgencies, and simple, everyday demands for process refinements require that the HR professional maintain vigilance for both the here/now and what will be coming up over the horizon, as yet unseen. The HR conversation is never-ending and always fascinating. This collection of seventeen world-class HR thought leaders brings you the latest in HR thinking. Each exclusive, invitation-only, contribution to the discussion points the way to where HR is going, where the profession can offer its very best in helping companies – global and domestic – achieve their best potential through the passions and talents of the people who work there. In this book you will learn: How to prepare Millennials for leadership and international roles; How to use an extraordinary, alternative method for identifying and grooming key talent; How to leverage the planning power of the HR advisory function to activate key corporate strategy; How the CHRO can take essential steps to ensure successful CEO onboarding; How to implement HR’s vast landscape of responsibilities to become a corporation within a corporation; How to tap into the unique gifts and offerings of humanitarian workers to enrich your own corporate culture; How to activate cutting edge technology to elevate HR impact on corporate success; How to borrow from US Marine Corps training to inspire and earn Millennial commitment to mission-critical objectives. Proceeds from the sales of HR Directions will be donated to Jobs For America’s Graduates (JAG). JAG is committed to creating “a nation without dropouts:” Helping resolve our country’s dropout and transition problems by expanding state organizations and local programs that help young people greatest at risk overcome barriers to graduation from high school and become college and career ready; Equipping JAG Specialists with proven programs and unique services for middle school, high school, and out-of-school youth to stay in school through graduation from high school, pursue a collegiate education, and/or enter and advance in their chosen career field; Developing future leaders for families, employers, communities, states, and the nation.

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Don't Be That Kid At School By Lois McGuire

I’m an old goat now,
But just like you,
I was once a young goat too.

Listen to my story,
Of the “baaad” things I did,
Learn a lesson from them
And …
DON’T BE THAT KID!

So begins a delightful story of what might be a typical day at school. Typical? Not quite! Each scene unfolds as our KID misbehaves on the bus, in class, in art, in music, in gym, at recess. Even at lunch! Does he learn his lesson? You have to read the book to find out!

We can learn great life lessons from reading Don’t Be That KID! At School. Each scene provides an opportunity to discuss character building values, such as honesty, kindness, consideration, responsibility, respect, including others, solving problems, making good choices, completing tasks, and being positive.

The Don’t Be That KID! At School Resource Guide accompanies the book but can be used independently. It is filled with meaningful activities for children in grades K – 5 for teachers and parents to use that reinforce proper behavior and character education principles.

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The Yardman Written by: Jim McMillen

A quirky, small-of-stature man known as Little Jesse, lives in quiet anonymity after drifting into the small West Texas town of Hawthorne in 1938. Self-employed in a pay-by-cash yard service business, he has no bank account, no driver’s license, or any other acceptable identification. He has no social security number and pays no taxes. With local authorities seemingly indifferent, alias Jesse Phillips simply does not exist. He lives alone in a ramshackle shanty located in a mesquite pasture on the edge of town. Tight-fisted with a buck, Jesse rolls his cigarettes and returns unsmoked tobacco to his Bull Durham pouch.
Unknown to him, he is hunted by both police and coldblooded killers because of an unsolved murder that is now linked to him. His past begins to catch up when an Erie, Pennsylvania, woman is brutally slain in 1942. That murder connects him to the 1937 horrific killing of an Indiana hardware store owner. Police close in on murder suspect Little Jesse, as the revenge-stricken killers also race to hunt him down. 
History-woven, bone-chilling episodes cross Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and other parts of Texas.

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Phantom Mesa Written by: Jim McMillen

Aging Southwest Texas rancher Clovis Carlisle is met with unexpected resistance when news spreads that he is considering a lease contract that would place up to 80 towering wind turbines atop the one-and-a-half square mile mesa that towers 200 feet above the rest of his four-and-a-half square mile ranch.

He is confronted by environmental and other issue-driven protesters, electricity-sensitive neighbors, and a pot-smoking, ex-college professor who manufacturers meth in his remote cabin. Augusto Klemen, a Mexican drug lord, formerly a freshman cadet at Clovis’ military boarding school, discovers Clovis’ location through wind farm news. Severely burned by Clovis over 50 years before in a hazing incident, Klemen seeks revenge. Making matters worse, a coldblooded Russian hit man is contracted to kill Clovis. 

Atop Phantom Mesa are ancient Comanche burial grounds, once called La Mesa Fantasma by Spanish explorers who reported ghosts there. Widower Clovis experiences several strange happenings there and visits his wife’s cremated remains at the mesa, talking with her as if she was alive. One visit ends with a cliff-hanging episode of survival, including a confrontation with a straying cougar.

The storyline visits Texas scenes in Houston, San Antonio, and Kerrville. Chilling episodes in Atlanta, Georgia, Ft. Pierce, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana lead to a series of circumstances that threaten the humble West Texas rancher.

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Cat O’ Nine Tales Written by: Krystal Lawrence

What evil dwells within the pretty lady next door or the ordinary house cat?

What happens when you pursue your dreams into the desert after dark?

Beware the man borne of your imagination. He could seek vengeance on the one who created him.

Visit a bookstore offering a most alluring and sinister service.

Journey to the dark side with ten twisted tales of horror, malevolence, and the truly uncanny.

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Eat Happy-Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes For A Joyful Life Written by: Anna Vocino

Eat Happy has 154 delicious grain-free, gluten-free recipes that are also free of any processed sugars. There are meats, fish, sides, soups, starters, casseroles, slow cooker recipes, breakfast dishes, and even desserts to satisfy any sweets craving you might have, all with virtually no sugar. If you are low carb, paleo, are wanting to keep autoimmune issues at bay, or just want to lose extra weight, Eat Happy gives you comfort food where you won’t miss the sugars or grains so your body and brain can feel happy from eating real foods.  

In 2012, after almost ten years of being gluten free due to celiac, Anna Vocino found she was gaining weight faster than a tick on a labradoodle. Turns out the culprit wasn’t overeating or too much fat in the diet, but the pesky sugars and grains in all those gluten free comfort foods. When Anna started podcasting with Fitness Confidential author Vinnie Tortorich, she adapted her entire way of eating to do what Tortorich coined: NSNG—No Sugars No Grains. Sure enough, the weight dropped off, the inflammation due to celiac finally calmed down, and for the first time in her life, she learned what it meant to be truly happy about food. 

All of Anna’s recipes are delicious, easy to make, and so satisfying, you won’t even know you’re eating healthy. Craving rich, decadent chocolate pots with fresh cream that are delicious but not fattening? Wanna make a grain-free pizza crust that actually helps you lose weight? Dying for pancakes, but you’ve committed to avoiding carbs? How about hearty shepherd’s pie, tater tots, sizzling ginger rice, all made with cauliflower instead of high carb rice and potatoes? Eat Happy offers low carb comfort foods to please the entire family.

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Age With a Giggle by Sharyn Chapman

Age With a Giggle by Sharyn Chapman

AGE WITH A GIGGLE was written to assist all women who are searching for a way to cope with aging and the plethora of woman's issues that we are faced with every day. Women come in every size, shape and color and although we are paradoxically different, we are truly the same. Our experiences might change because of the zillion and twelve variables in our individual lives but our issues, feeling and desires remain constant. We are complex bodies of love and good deeds who very often shortchange ourselves. We find a benchmark and think it has to be our standard. We hate the changes we see in the mirror as the years pass by and feel we must struggle to hold on to our youth. Why? If anyone can make lemonade from wilted, sagging and dried up lemons, a woman can. Why let old scars and ridiculous habits mar the surface of our thinking. Change is possible and by using humor it is probable. If we begin each day feeling like we are going into gum surgery, how can we feel joy? Re-ignite your ability to laugh and exhume the lightheartedness that you buried so many years ago! By the way, all the profits from this book are being donated to charity. Now, doesn't that make you smile???

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