THE CASE IS A COMPLEX BATTLEFIELD; BUT, AS ALWAYS, IN BATTLE, REACHER IS AT HIS BEST.
Jason Thompson began cartooning to express his slightly off-center view of every-day moments, and in 1997 he created his "One Shot" strip as a quirky social commentary. He has been working in the healing arts since 1987, and also focuses on his artistic candle company. Jason lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and can be contacted at [email protected]
Designed for librarians who offer library instruction within the constraints of the hour-long one-shot, Maximizing the One-Shot: Connecting Library Instruction with the Curriculum proposes a method for redesigning one-shot instruction that is both realistic and integrated into the larger curriculum.
This is part of the Prison Literacy Series.
What did people in the mid-twentieth-century expect the future to look like? In "One-Shot," science fiction writer James Blish hit the bull's-eye with a startling number of his predictions. It's a fast-paced must-read that is sure to please true fans of the genre.
A wonderfully realized coming-of-age novel about the emergence of an artist. Lorrie reached for her camera. Okay, this was it. She lifted the camera to her eye. The woman was now sobbing, her shoulders heaving up and down. A man, crying too, stepped over and cradled her in his arms. Lorrie wondered who they were crying for. A son? A brother? A neighborhood boy? Lorrie lowered the camera. The shot was there, but she couldn't take it. Lorrie Taylor is looking forward to lazing away the long summer days with Sarah, who's been her best friend since childhood. But Sarah's working at the riding stables and has little time to spend lounging by the pool. The cute stable manager, Thomas, seems interested in Lorrie, but even his welcome attention doesn't make up for the fact that she feels lost in her own hometown. Then Lorrie lands a job with renowned photographer Molly Price, who has become a recluse. The prickly old woman isn't the easiest person to get along with, but her photographs touch Lorrie deeply. With Molly's encouragement, Lorrie begins to shoot and print her own pictures. As her abilities develop, Lorrie comes to realize that technical skill is not enough. Her search for that one perfect shot proves much more difficult than she ever imagined—and much more rewarding.
When rising politician Karen Dodd pushes through the toughest gun-control bill in Ohio's history, she thinks it's her ticket to the governor's office. But soon after she announces her candidacy, on the day she's slated to receive an award from a gun-control organization, Karen Dodd is found dead in her comfortable suburban home, one bullet through her heart. Suspects abound-her philandering husband, a hard-drinking former beauty queen, a smooth-talking gun lobbyist and his deceptively meek assistant, an ambitious television reporter who sees the murder as the story that could transform her career. Police lieutenant Dan Ledger puts his own life in danger as he struggles to uncover the secrets of suspects who at first seem harmlessly eccentric-but who can quickly turn deadly serious. Ledger's used to piecing together meager bits of evidence, and he's usually adept at analyzing the fears and desires that drive people to kill. This time, though, the motive takes him by surprise. One Shot is a traditional whodunit with a contemporary twist. Packed with suspense and humor, it raises questions about issues ranging from gun control to reality television.
Charles Carr, a U.S. Treasury agent, discovers a scheme to counterfeit millions in Treasury notes on stolen government security paper.
It's another Joe Hill extravaganza! This special one-shot takes Hill's acclaimed short story from his best-selling short-story collection 20th Century Ghosts and adapts it to comics! The Cape will walk you along the fence of childhood innocence, and then throw you face first into a brick wall. Explore your dark side in this tale by Hill and Jason Ciaramella, with art and two covers by Zach Howard.
They are the lone wolves of the battlefield. Tracking the enemy, lying in wait for the target to appear -- then they shoot to kill. Armed with an unerring eye, infinite patience and a mastery of camouflage, combat snipers stalk the enemy with only one goal... In World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Beirut, American snipers honed the art of delivering a single deadly shot from nowhere -- and devastating enemy morale. They met the enemy on his own turf, picking off officers, unwary soldiers, and even other snipers from extraordinary distances of up to 1 ½ miles. Now, these uncommon men tell their stories: of the emotions felt when a man's face came into their crosshairs and they pulled the trigger, of the nerve-wracking hours and days of waiting, motionless, for the enemy, of the primal savagery of a sniper duel. Often trained haphazardly in wartime, and forgotten in times of peace, combat snipers were officially recognized after the Vietnam War, when the Marine Corps became the first military branch to start a full-time sniper school. One Shot-One Kill is their powerful record of desperate trials and proud victories. A MAIN SELECTION OF THE MILITARY BOOK CLUB