A Taint in the Blood

Mostly he lost appetite for anything but blood quickly in places this dense, which was another reason to avoid them. Then he had spent the rest of the morning standing on the observation deck of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill watching the ...

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Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101187616

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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From S. M. Stirling, the “master of speculative fiction” (Library Journal) and the author of the New York Times bestselling Novels of the Change, comes a new vision, as a man battles the dark forces of the world—including those in his own blood… Aeons ago, Homo nocturnus ruled the Earth. Possessing extraordinary powers, they were the source of all manner of myths and legends. Though their numbers have been greatly reduced, they exist still—though not as purebreds. Adrian Brézé is one such being. Wealthy and reclusive, he is more Shadowspawn than human. He rebelled against his own kind, choosing to live as an ordinary man, fighting against his darker nature. But Adrian’s sister is determined to bring back the reign of the Shadowspawn, and now she has struck him at his weakest point by kidnapping his human lover, Ellen. To save Ellen—and perhaps all of humanity—Adrian must rejoin a battle he swore he would never fight again.

A Taint in the Blood

She stripped out of the clothes stained with Kurt's blood and got into the shower. She let the water, hot as she could stand it, beat down on her back and took a long, cold swallow of her drink. She turned her face into the water, ...

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Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781781850374

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine – and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. A TAINT IN THE BLOOD. A daughter hires Kate to clear her mother's name. Twenty years ago, her mother was convicted of arson and murder, of setting fire to the family home while her two sons were inside. One died, and one was maimed. Her daughter has always believed in her innocence, though the mother herself had accepted the verdict and the life sentence without protest. Now the mother is terminally ill, and her daughter wants her free. But as Kate begins the investigation, it seems the mother isn't the only one who wants to leave the past alone.

After the War on Crime

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the verb “taint” as “to affect with or as if with a disease” and “to affect with ... of taint in the blood that gets in and cannot work its way out, despite the passage of generations—just like, ...

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Author: Mary Louise Frampton

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814727824

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Since the 1970s, Americans have witnessed a pyrrhic war on crime, with sobering numbers at once chilling and cautionary. Our imprisoned population has increased five-fold, with a commensurate spike in fiscal costs that many now see as unsupportable into the future. As American society confronts a multitude of new challenges ranging from terrorism to the disappearance of middle-class jobs to global warming, the war on crime may be up for reconsideration for the first time in a generation or more. Relatively low crime rates indicate that the public mood may be swinging toward declaring victory and moving on. However, to declare that the war is over is dangerous and inaccurate, and After the War on Crime reveals that the impact of this war reaches far beyond statistics; simply moving on is impossible. The war has been most devastating to those affected by increased rates and longer terms of incarceration, but its reach has also reshaped a sweeping range of social institutions, including law enforcement, politics, schooling, healthcare, and social welfare. The war has also profoundly altered conceptions of race and community. It is time to consider the tasks reconstruction must tackle. To do so requires first a critical assessment of how this war has remade our society, and then creative thinking about how government, foundations, communities, and activists should respond. After the War on Crime accelerates this reassessment with original essays by a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars as well as policy professionals and community activists. The volume's immediate goal is to spark a fresh conversation about the war on crime and its consequences; its long-term aspiration is to develop a clear understanding of how we got here and of where we should go.

The Emergence of Genetic Rationality

... beyond reproach and without taint, is the very best possible evidence, next to his own individual record, that he is also worthy of confidence and respect; and a taint in the blood of the opposite character should certainly be ...

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Author: Phillip Thurtle

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295987507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

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Both the science of genetics and the practice of breeding plants or animals required extensive record keeping. The author claims that modern science was born when organizational systems (e.g., vertical files, standardized forms, and middle managers) were developed to manage and make sense of massive amounts of information. He argues that the introduction of such information processing forms, along with the cultural incentives for implementing them, sparked new ways of exploring how living forms were related to each other.

The Works of Plato The Republic

For as the marrow , bone , flesh , and sinew are composed of those [ elements , ] as likewise the blood in another ... bringing also a taint on the blood ; and hence it must follow that the general health becomes impaired , because the ...

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Author: Plato

Publisher:

ISBN: NLI:1248729-30

Category: Philosophy

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Observations on the Nature Causes and Cure of those Disorders which have been commonly called Nervous Hypochondriac or Hysteric to which are prefixed some remarks on the sympathy of the nerves

second , an agueish disorder imprudently checked , leaving a taint in the blood , produced a sense of suffocation , the dry cough , pains in various parts of the body , and spasmodic contractions of the muscles ; which complaints were ...

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Author: Robert WHYTT (the Elder.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023208445

Category:

Page: 554

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Midnight Come Again

A Taint in the Blood A daughter hires Kate to clear her mother of the thirtyyearold murder of her brother. But mother doesn't want to be cleared. And she's not the only one who'd rather the past was left alone... A Taint in the Blood is ...

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Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781781850206

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine – and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. MIDNIGHT COME AGAIN. Kate Shugak is hiding out in Bering, Alaska. Scarred, scared, and pretending to be someone else... But Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin, Kate's best friend, needs her to help him work a new case. He discovers her hiding out in Bering, a small fishing village on Alaska's western coast, living and working under an assumed name – working hard, as 18-hour workdays seem to be her only justification for getting up in the morning. But before they can even discuss Kate's last several months, or what Jim is doing looking for her in Bering, they're up to their eyes in Jim's case, which is suddenly more complicated – and more dangerous – than they suspect.

Synopsis of the Universal Practice of Medicine

But another duty rests upon physicians , namely , to set about remedies against the internal cause , since this species of tubercles , by confession of all , mostly arises from a taint of the blood and humours .

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Author: Joseph Lieutaud

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:086193467

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 641

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Wallace s Monthly

And so also the trotting - mare in whose inheritance there is a cross of blood that is not trotting - blood has a tainted pedigree - and it don't matter whether the taint is running - blood or draft ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924094201575

Category: Horse-racing

Page: 1384

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British and Foreign Medico chirurgical Review

... by a taint in the blood , which might not be sufficiently strong to occasion the production of a proper “ malignant " tumour . And this we imagine to be Mr. Paget's own view of the case ; at any rate , it accords completely with the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044103051827

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