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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781471120381
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 400
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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.


Scorpion Author Andrew Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781497677975
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 326
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This supercharged thriller from master storyteller Andrew Kaplan introduces the Scorpion, the CIA’s top agent in the Middle East, and launches the bestselling espionage series Kelly Ormont sprints down the narrow streets of Paris. When a car pulls up and a man points a gun at her, life as she knows it is over. Within days, this beautiful congressman’s daughter will be in the Middle East, where some of the wealthiest men in the world will bid to make her their slave. Only the Scorpion can save her now. An American raised among the Bedouin, the Scorpion is the CIA’s top agent in the Arabian peninsula. To save Kelly, he slips into the sinister underworld of human trafficking, where the kidnapped girl’s trail leads him to a Saudi prince with fanatical global ambitions. When the Scorpion discovers a link between the prince and the Russians, Kelly will not be the only person who needs a savior.


Scorpion Author Louise M. Pryke
ISBN-10 9781780236254
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 208
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No creature has quite the sting in our mythology and folklore as the scorpion. From the dawn of human civilization they have been a dangerous figure in our imaginations—poisonous, precise, and deadly quiet—but as Louise M. Pryke shows in this book, their bad reputation has overshadowed many exceptional qualities. Scurrying across hundreds of millions of years and across every continent except Antarctica, this book gives the scorpion its due as one of nature’s longest lasting survivors. Indeed scorpions are older than dinosaurs. An ancient arthropod, their form—notable for its pair of pincers and an elegant tail that holds a menacing stinger high in the air in a permanent striking position—hasn’t changed since prehistoric times, though today there are some 1700 different species. Throughout our existence scorpions have served as a powerful cultural and religious symbol—sometimes dangerous, sometimes protecting—from the Egyptian goddess Serket to Zodiac astrology to folk medicine. A fascinating tour that takes us from the art of North Africa to the American Civil War to the markets of Beijing, Scorpion is an homage to one of earth’s oldest residents.


Scorpions Author Walter Dean Myers
ISBN-10 0061975060
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 240
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Scorpions, a Newbery Honor Book by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary! When it was first published in 1988, Scorpions amazed readers. It continues to do so today. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains the original Scorpions novel, plus an extra Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers—including questions about juvenile detention facilities, gang life today, and friendship. Also included are a sneak peek at Kick, by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, and an excerpt from Myers's New York Times bestselling novel Monster!

The Silence and the Scorpion

The Silence and the Scorpion Author Brian A. Nelson
ISBN-10 9781458777768
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 640
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On April 11, 2002, nearly a million Venezuelans marched on the presidential palace to demand the resignation of President Hugo Chvez, Led by Pedro Carmona and Carlos Ortega, the opposition represented a cross-section of society furious with Chvez's economic policies, specifically his mishandling of the Venezuelan oil industry. But as the day progressed, the march turned violent, sparking a military revolt that led to the temporary ousting of Chvez. Over the ensuing, turbulent 72 hours, Venezuelans would confront the deep divisions within their society and ultimately decide the best course for their country - and its oil - in the new century. An exemplary piece of narrative journalism, The Silence and the Scorpion provides rich insight into the complexities of modern Venezuela.


Scorpion Author Michael R. Linaker
ISBN-10 1846179831
Release 2007
Pages 296
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The colony of deadly scorpions at Long Point Nuclear Plant has been eradicated. Or so people thought. A year later, a man has been fatally poinsoned by toxic venom, identical to the Long Point scorpions' - but far more powerful. Mike and his companion Jill Ansty must race to destroy the fresh infestation.


Scorpion Author James R. Poyner
ISBN-10 9781553690269
Release 2001
Pages 152
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It is July 1777. American privateer Scorpion, a scourge to British shipping, chases the pirate Graywolf through a storm and into the unknown. Sign on for the voyage and learn their fate. Responding to an exchange of gunfire between ships in its sector, American privateer Scorpion, hurries to the encounter. Scorpion arrives at the site of the fray and finds rogues from the pirate Graywolf boarding a British merchantman after subduing the latter's escort. The American bark chases off the black-flagged brig, but not before the brigands have abducted a young woman, the niece of Lord Cornwallis. With little hesitation, Captain Sam Dawes orders Scorpion to pursue the pirate. It is that simple and proper response that sets in motion a series of adventures that ends with a board of inquiry that will decide the fate of Scorpion, her crew, and her master. Yet, the wonderful unity of the entire crew, the way they work in harmony, with mutual respect and understanding, is food for thought for all of us, especially those who must work together to achieve a common goal. James R. Poyner, a Chicagoan, has been a proofreader for many years, and that venerable profession has helped develop his self-critical inner ear. Through that ability he has steadily developed the fluid style of his prose and the careful attention to the mechanics of his writing. Add to that an interesting tale, and the reader is sure to judge SCORPION a worthy addition to his or her library.

Scorpion Down

Scorpion Down Author Edward Offley
ISBN-10 0465051855
Release 2007
Pages 482
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Offers a detailed view of the U.S.S. Scorpion, a nuclear submarine, and its sinking on Memorial Day, 1968, by a Soviet submarine, the exact circumstances of which were covered up by the United States government.

Scorpion Strike

Scorpion Strike Author John Gilstrap
ISBN-10 9780786039814
Release 2018-06-26
Pages 512
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An island paradise held hostage. A band of dangerous killers unleashed. A sinister plot that could push the superpowers to the brink of war. The perfect formula for explosive suspense in John Gilstrap’s electrifying new Jonathan Grave thriller . . . For Jonathan Grave and Gail Bonneville, the Crystal Sands Resort is the perfect getaway—until gunshots shatter the night. Wealthy guests are yanked out of their sleep, herded like animals, forced to submit to their captors’ demands. But Jonathan and Gail are no ordinary vacationers. The assassins who invade their bungalow receive a deadly surprise. And two determined, skilled operatives escape into the jungle. Jonathan and Gail are not the only free agents on the island. Cut off from his usual tactical team, with a pair of unlikely allies he can’t fully trust, Grave’s only hope of reliable back-up is his partner Boxers, who’s hundreds of miles—and hours—away. It won’t be long before the invaders turn this tropical paradise into the powderkeg that will set off global chaos. Grave may be without weapons, but he’s never without resources. Bold action is the only solution. Like the scorpion, Grave must strike fast and hard . . .


Scorpion Author Katherine Deutch
ISBN-10 9781257058860
Release 2011
Pages 153
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"How do you start over when you've hit rock bottom? Three strangers run away to escape tragic situations, but wind up meeting each other and learning more about themselves than they anticipated. Their shared experiences teach them how to move forward with greater strength. They grow to acknowledge past struggles with friendship, family, addiction, and love, not as a a hindrance, but rather as a tool for success." -- publisher's website.


Scorpion Author Ronald Lee Weagley
ISBN-10 9781468544428
Release 2012-01
Pages 140
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Good and evil floated recklessly and relentlessly as options for deeds. The Reverend Paul David Sinn, a pastor in an independent Christian community worked diligently in the foreign mission field as a program of witness for not only his faith but also the faith of his family. His wife was murdered, and his daughter kidnapped for a ransom that was paid and accepted but ignored as satisfaction for the terms of her release. Instead, the villains held the young twelve year old for sale into prostitution. The Reverend morphed into a ranting Scorpion intent on revenge cloaked as justice. He killed, maimed, and led a revolution in a foreign land, successfully. Sanity returned when he saved his daughter but his guile festered for the innocent collaterals suffering under the malicious tyranny of hooligans. SCORPION is a tale told by Reverend Paul's companion, Shah Carlos Calusa on an Atlantic Ocean beach after a successful life. The redeeming quality of his faith lifted him from the path to perdition.

Allah s Scorpion

Allah s Scorpion Author David Hagberg
ISBN-10 9781429918213
Release 2006-12-26
Pages 448
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Under the cover of a moonless night, al-Quaida operatives made their way inside the infamous Camp Delta prison on the American base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Their goal was to free five prisoners. But their attempt fails. The rescuers and prisoners, all former Iranian Navy submarine crewmen, were all killed. Their freedom was to be the first step in unleashing a deadly act of terrorism--a mission codenamed Allah's Scorpion. The CIA and Kirk McGarvey are called in, but first McGarvey must stop the destruction of the Panama Canal by a Venezuelan oil tanker rigged to explode in one of the locks. What seems to be an unrelated attack turns up the same cryptic code name. But this mission may prove to be the ultimate strike against America, a grand finale to what began on 9/11. A pair of Russian nuclear warhead missiles that were spirited into Lybia just before the invasion of Iraq have turned up on the radar, and they are in transit by sea to a undisclosed launch site in the Atlantic Ocean. Once again, Kirk McGarvey is the only man in the position to stop them—the only man capable of knocking out Allah's Scorpion. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Scorpion Volume 1 The Devil s Mark

The Scorpion   Volume 1   The Devil s Mark Author Stephen Desberg
ISBN-10 9781849189200
Release 2013-01-22T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 96
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Rome the beautiful is dying, the symbol of civilization falling, the empire burning. Hidden from massacres and looting, a strange meeting is held by nine families who share the Roman Empire. To retain their power, they decide to support a new religion—Christianity—as well as its representative, the pope. But who are these 9 mysterious families? Later, much later, it’s the Renaissance. Christianity prospers. A brigand called “the Scorpion” makes a living by unearthing relics in the depths of the Roman catacombs, which he sells at high prices to princes and bishops. Trebaldi, a powerful cardinal, takes an interest in this Scorpion, who is either a creature of the devil... or a witness to a cursed era who must disappear ... This two-volume book includes “The Pope’s Secret ”

The Scorpion Volume 4 The Treasure of the Templars

The Scorpion   Volume 4   The Treasure of the Templars Author Stephen Desberg
ISBN-10 9781849189804
Release 2013-01-22T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 48
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On the run from both agents of the Vatican and Ottoman authorities, the Scorpion is forced into uneasy alliances to continue his quest. Riding towards the Holy Land, the motley band begins to unravel the secrets of the Templars. But as loyalties shift, a confrontation looms, and in the shadow of an inverted cross, a forgotten truth will resurface that could destroy Trebaldi’s power...


Scorpions Author Sandra Markle
ISBN-10 9780761350378
Release 2011
Pages 48
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Introduces scorpions, describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, behavior, and hunting skills.

Red Scorpion

Red Scorpion Author Peter T. Sasgen
ISBN-10 0743489101
Release 2005-01-25
Pages 608
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Drawing on the reminiscences and correspondence of former crew members, including his own father, as well as other documentary records, the author of War Plan Red provides a dramatic account of the exploits of the USS Rasher, the submarine credited with sinking an incredible array of enemy warships. Reprint.

Scorpion A Good Bad Horse

Scorpion   A Good Bad Horse Author Will James
ISBN-10 9781443731041
Release 2008-11
Pages 252
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WILL JAMES Scorpion A GOOD BAD HORSE ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR Grosset Dunlap PUBLISHERS NEW YORK COPYRIGHT, 1936, BY CHARLES SCRffiNERS SONS Printed in the United States of America AU rights reserved. No part of this boot may be reproduced in any form without the permission of Charles Scribners Sons Scorpion INTRODUCTION WASNT a big horse, didnt weigh over a thousand pounds, and his narrow withers would hardly measure up to five feet. But thats just a guess, for no horse is ever measured in the cow country, not by size, only by what hes made of and what he might be good for. Scorpion, as the cowboy who started to break him named him, was an average-size range saddle horse, the right size for all-around range work, for rough country and mountains and for fast outside roping or cutting out, and if a man sat him like a rider and not like a pack, he could go circles around the big ger horses any place or time. The riders who eased themselves in the saddle on his back didnt set him like packs, they sat him as riders should and when Scorpion unwound and they hit the ground they bowed to him as riders would, when they could. But Scorpion did pack a human pack, not a cowboy nor a top rider, and how that come about is where this story comes in. Scorpion The horse round-up was once a year in that country, in the summer, when the young colts would be branded and geldings from three years old on up would be kept at the ranch pasture to be broke to ride or work, also others to be shipped out and sold. Scorpion was a well-developed five-year-old when the cowboy, Pete Leon, dabbed his rope on him for the first time, and even tho Pete had rode the rough off hundreds of tough broncs and got so hehardly seemed to notice their wild and wicked actions, he showed new interest at the first roping and handling of this chestnut. With the handling and riding of many different horses every day, day in and day out for many years, Pete had got so he could near tell at a glance what a broncs nature was, how he would act and how much of a fight thered be, and hed treat the horse according. After the fourth or fifth saddling he would name the horse by some character of him, or marks on his hide, or by some happening while breaking him, and by that time he could near tell what that certain bronc would turn out to be after the final education with stock at round-ups, and he seldom made mistakes that way. But the chestnut had fooled this cowboy from the start. Pete had glanced at him a little more than he had the other broncs, that was on account of the vicious-looking roman nosed head on such a well-built body in every way. The mild big brown eyes is what had fooled him, and hed figured that the vicious-looking shaped head was just a mistake of nature. The horse might turn out to be a little tougher than the aver age, a little harder to bust stop and turn and bring on a few new tricks, but all broncs acted more or less different anyway, and he didnt figure that this chestnut would be a Scorpion much harder nut to set and crack than the average bronc, and not near as hard as some hed took the rough off of, like some of them old experienced and spoiled outlaws. The second Pete spread his loop and caught the chestnut by the forefeet is when that cowboy started doubting his quick judgment of that horses nature. The chestnut hit the end of the rope like the good wild one he was, but he wasnt to bethrowed so a hackamore could be slipped on his head while he was down. Instead, and by what seemed a miracle, he kept his feet, and after only a few tries at breaking loose he turned to face the cowboy. Pete went along the rope then to get a shorter and better holt and jerk the front feet out from under him when he would scare and turn to try and get away. But the horse didnt scare much nor turn. He only sort of crouched and slid back on his front feet some and eying Pete steady as that cowboy came closer...