Before the Krewe of Hunters, there was Harrison Investigations. Together for the first time in one value box set, three stories of romantic suspense tinged with ghosts and mystery, only from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. The Presence Toni MacNally buys a run-down Scottish castle to turn it into a tourist destination, completed by inventing the perfect story about the ghost of the imaginary laird Bruce MacNiall. Then someone arrives claiming to actually be Laird MacNiall—a tall, dark, formidable Scot. Around the same time, the bodies of young women are being found in the nearby town. Toni’s sinister, lifelike dreams suggest the impostor is connected to the recent deaths. Bruce claims he wants to help catch the murderer. But even if she wants to, can Toni trust him…when her visions seem to suggest the tempting laird might be the murderer? The Séance A chill falls over Christina Hardy’s housewarming party when talk turns to a recent murder that has all the hallmarks of the so-called ÔInterstate Killer’ murders from fifteen years before. To lighten the mood, the guests drag out an old Ouija board for a little spooky fun—and that’s when things become truly terrifying. Cop-turned-writer Jed Braden is skeptical of Christina’s ghostly encounters, but his police sources confirm all the intimate details of the case—her otherworldly source is reliable, and the body count is growing. The spirits are right. The Interstate Killer is still out there, and Christina’s life is hanging in the balance between this world and the next. Nightwalker One night, desperate for money to support her grandfather, Jessy Sparhawk places the bet that will change her life forever. Just as she’s collecting her winnings, a man stumbles through the crowd, a knife protruding from his back, and crashes into her, pinning her to the table. Hired to investigate the murder, private detective Dillon Wolf finds himself fascinated by the gorgeous redhead who’d been trapped beneath the victim—and by the single word the dying man had whispered in her ear. Indigo. One murder leads to another as Dillon and Jessy realize that the nightmare is only just beginning—and that the dead still have a hand left to play.
Return to the thrilling world of Harrison Investigations. Before the Krewe of Hunters, there was Adam Harrison’s PI firm. Available for the first time in a value box set, stories 4 - 6 in the series—classic paranormal romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. The Dead Room A year ago, archaeologist Leslie MacIntyre barely survived an explosion that took the life of her fiancé. Since then she’s slowly come to terms with both her loss and an unsettling ability to communicate with ghosts, a “gift” received in the wake of her brush with death. Now she’s returned to lower Manhattan, site of the explosion, to investigate a newly discovered burial ground. In this place restless spirits hold the secrets not only of past injustice but of a deadly conspiracy against the city’s women—including Leslie herself. The Death Dealer Genevieve O’Brien’s knows all about nightmares. She survived two months as a psychopath’s prisoner, and now a new menace stalks the city. She turns to PI Joe Connolly, her past rescuer, friend and…hopefully something more, if he would just quit avoiding her. At first Joe isn’t sure there is a case. But the body count rises, and it’s clear that a twisted killer is on the loose. Even more unsettling is the guidance he starts receiving from beyond the grave, warning of some terrible danger ahead. But can even the spirits stay the hand of a madman bent on murder? Unhallowed Ground When Sarah McKinley is finally able to buy the historic Florida mansion that she has always loved, she dismisses the horror stories of past residents vanishing and a long-dead housekeeper who practiced black magic. Then, in renovations, she makes a grim discovery: hidden within the walls are the remains of dozens of bodies—some dating back over a century. The door to the past is blown wide open when Caleb Anderson, a private investigator, shows up. He believes several current missing-persons cases are linked to the house and its dark history. Soon Caleb begins to fear that if he can’t stay a step ahead, he could lose Sarah to a killer with an ability to transcend time in a quest for blood and sacrifice.
Classic paranormal romantic suspense from the queen of the genre! Rediscover this thrilling world where the dead can speak, only from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. When Deep Down Salvage begins the hunt for the Josephine Marie, it seems like any other dive…until Genevieve Wallace sees the vision of a dead woman in the water, her vacant eyes boring into Genevieve’s very soul. Terrified and confused by what she saw, Genevieve is haunted by the memory, but no one—including her diving partner Thor Thompson—believes her. When a dead woman washes up on shore, everyone assumes this is Genevieve’s “vision,” but Genevieve knows the truth: the dead woman is not the ghost she saw but another victim of the same brutal killer. Sensing that the threat of death is coming closer, she and Thor are forced to acknowledge that some things can’t be explained, but simply are. Somehow they have to link a violent past with a present-day mystery or risk losing themselves in an abyss of terror. Originally published in 2006
Appropriate for use in early courses in baccalaureate curricula; in RN-to-BSN and RN-to-MSN courses; and as a resource for practicing nurses and graduate students, Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 8th Edition equips students and new nurses to positively impact their careers and the nursing profession. This leading text details what it means to be a professional nurse — the history, values and standards, and commitment to life-long learning. This edition features new information on QSEN, Electronic Health Record information, the effect of social media in nursing, and updated information on the Affordable Care Act. Valuable learning aids throughout every chapter include: case studies, cultural challenges, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, interviews, professional profiles, historical notes, nursing research, concepts & challenges, and ideas for further exploration. This edition discusses the current state of the nursing profession, standards and scope of practice, transition into professional practice, health care delivery systems, and future challenges for the nursing profession. Evidence-based Practice boxes highlight problems identified in patient care, the nursing researcher’s questions and research, the results of that research, and the resultant recommendations for care. Considering Culture boxes highlight the impact of culture on the way in which nurses fulfill their roles and the way in which patients experience healthcare. Interview boxes explore the issues of culture and faith from the perspectives of leaders in those fields. Thinking Critically Challenges present questions or scenarios for in-depth consideration of relevant issues. Case Study boxes feature scenarios involving relevant issues in patient care. Discusses the implications of social media on nursing, including ethics and boundaries. Historical Notes highlight little-known stories of heroisms in the nursing profession. Key terms are bolded where defined in the text. A Glossary is included at the end of the text. Learning outcomes are presented at the chapter openings. Concepts and Challenges and Ideas for Further Exploration at the end of the chapters help you in review and test prep. EXPANDED! Additional QSEN information helps develop your knowledge, skills, and attitudes. NEW! Electronic Health Record information readies you to electronically keep track of patients’ medical records. EXPANDED! Additional information on evidence-based practice prepares you to make more informed decisions about patient care. UPDATED! Additional information on national patient safety goals keeps you current. EXPANDED! More content on stressors and work/life balance, so you know what to expect upon entering the workforce. NEW! Updated information on the Affordable Care Act keeps you in the know. EXPANDED! Additional content on workplace issues helps eliminate some surprises down the line. NEW! Professional Profile boxes spotlight individuals in the field. NEW! Nurses Doing Research boxes give insight into nursing experiences
Chicago Women and the Vision of the Good City, 1871-1933
Author: Maureen A. Flanagan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Examines activist women's perspectives on the city of Chicago, covering women's organizations ranging from elite white women's clubs to middle-class African American women's groups and working-class women's trade unions.
Drawing from the knowledge and expertise of more than 70 contributing international experts, Diseases and Disorders of the Orbit and Ocular Adnexa thoroughly covers the state of the art in orbital and periocular disease from the perspective of a variety of specialties. Clearly written and profusely illustrated, it covers the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, natural history, and management alternatives of disease processes affecting the orbit, eyelids, lacrimal system, and upper face. With a singular focus on the diagnosis and management of orbital and ocular adnexal disease, this authoritative text gives you the information you need to excel both in practice and on exams in the specialty of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Offers an in-depth and thorough approach to the pathophysiology of oculoplastics and orbital disease, incorporating the perspectives of numerous specialties – all in one convenient volume. Uses an easy-to-follow, templated format throughout so you can find what you need quickly. Covers new information not included in other texts, such as antibody testing in dysthyroid conditions and a rapidly emerging array of targeted immunosuppressive medications for the treatment of inflammatory orbital disease. Includes hot topics such as the classification and management of orbital inflammatory disease; vascular neoplasms and malformations; periocular dermatology; burn management; facial paralytic disease; and the pathogenesis, evaluation and management of lymphoproliferative disease. Features more than 1,200 high-quality clinical, imaging, and histological illustrations that provide clear visual examples of orbital disease. Written by an international team of experts from five continents (across multiple specialties including ophthalmology, dermatology, burn management, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, endocrinology, and pathology) led by Dr. Aaron Fay and Dr. Peter J. Dolman.
Shortlisted for the Inaugural International Political Economy Group annual book prize, 2006. An incisive exploration of the interventions of the World Bank in severely indebted African states. Understanding sovereignty as a frontier rather than a boundary, this key study develops a vision of a powerful international organization reconciling a global political economy with its own designs and a specific set of challenges posed by the African region. This analysis details the nature of the World Bank intervention in the sovereign frontier, investigating institutional development, discursive intervention, and political stabilization. It tackles the methods by which the World Bank has led a project to re-shape certain African states according to a governance template, leading to the presentation of 'success stories' in a continent associated with reform failure. This conceptually innovative book details a political economy of the World Bank in Africa that is both globally contextualized and attentive to individual states. It is the only volume to look at the bank's relations with Africa and will interest all students and researchers of African politics and the World Bank.
Pediatric Bone is the first book to be published to deal exclusively with the biology and diseases of bone as they affect children. Rapid advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and factors controlling the growth and development of bone, and these are discussed in detail in this book. Further, the various diseases of bone which are peculiar to children are highlighted and discussed in the light of our current knowledge with regard to the causation, clinical signs and treatment. The book is aimed to provide those clinicians interested in children's diseases and basic scientists with a comprehensive resource covering the various aspects of bone health and disease in children Key Features * Deals exclusively with bone development and diseases of children and each chapter written by an * Fully referenced providing an appendix of usually difficult to find information on the investigation of pediatric bone disease and reference values * Covers both the physiology of bone and mineral homeostasis in children and diseases in one book * Includes a CD-ROM of images
Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine has long been the definitive and comprehensive pulmonary disease reference. Robert J. Mason, MD now presents the fifth edition in full color with new images and highlighted clinical elements. The fully searchable text is also online at www.expertconsult.com, along with regular updates, video clips, additional images, and self-assessment questions. This new edition has been completely updated and remains the essential tool you need to care for patients with pulmonary disease. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Master the scientific principles of respiratory medicine and its clinical applications. Work through differential diagnosis using detailed explanations of each disease entity. Learn new subjects in Pulmonary Medicine including Genetics, Ultrasound, and other key topics. Grasp the Key Points in each chapter. Search the full text online at expertconsult.com, along with downloadable images, regular updates, more than 50 videos, case studies, and self-assessment questions. Consult new chapters covering Ultrasound, Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immunity, Deposition and Clearance, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Find critical information easily using the new full-color design that enhances teaching points and highlights challenging concepts. Apply the expertise and fresh ideas of three new editors—Drs. Thomas R. Martin, Talmadge E. King, Jr., and Dean E. Schraufnagel. Review the latest developments in genetics with advice on how the data will affect patient care.