Dragonfish A Novel

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Author: Vu Tran
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248429
Size: 12.70 MB
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Dragonfish A Novel by Vu Tran


Original Title: Dragonfish A Novel

“Richly satisfying work. . . . [Has] a place on the top shelf of literary thrillers.” —Gerald Bartell, San Francisco Chronicle Robert, an Oakland cop, still can't let go of Suzy, the enigmatic Vietnamese wife who left him two years ago. Now she's disappeared from her new husband, Sonny, a violent Vietnamese smuggler and gambler who's blackmailing Robert into finding her for him. As he pursues her through the sleek and seamy gambling dens of Las Vegas, shadowed by Sonny's sadistic son, "Junior," and assisted by unexpected and reluctant allies, Robert learns more about his ex-wife than he ever did during their marriage. He finds himself chasing the ghosts of her past, one that reaches back to a refugee camp in Malaysia after the fall of Saigon, as his investigation soon uncovers the existence of an elusive packet of her secret letters to someone she left behind long ago. Although Robert starts illuminating the dark corners of Suzy’s life, the legacy of her sins threatens to immolate them all. Vu Tran has written a thrilling and cinematic work of sophisticated suspense and haunting lyricism, set in motion by characters who can neither trust each other nor trust themselves. This remarkable debut is a noir page-turner resonant with the lasting reverberations of lives lost and lives remade a generation ago.

Enter The Dragonfish

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Author: D. B. Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781973115717
Size: 46.68 MB
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Enter The Dragonfish by D. B. Murphy


Original Title: Enter The Dragonfish

An animal rights activist. A fast food mogul. A nunchuck wielding baker. A modern day Viking. A down-on-his-luck sea captain. They are all after the same thing; a rare exotic fish worth nearly half a million dollars. Enter the dark underworld of the illegal exotic fish trade. Enter forty-eight hours of chaos in Vancouver's infamous Downtown East Side. Enter the Dragonfish.

Enter The Dragonfish

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Author: David A. BROWN
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781977069856
Size: 80.31 MB
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Enter The Dragonfish by David A. BROWN


Original Title: Enter The Dragonfish

An animal rights activist. A fast food mogul. A nunchuck wielding baker. A modern day viking. A down-on-his-luck sea captain. They are all after the same thing; a rare exotic fish worth nearly half a million dollars. Enter the dark underworld of the illegal exotic fish trade. Enter forty eight hours of chaos in Vancouver's infamous Downtown East Side. Enter the Dragonfish.

Visual Ecology

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Author: Thomas W. Cronin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400853028
Size: 60.90 MB
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Visual Ecology by Thomas W. Cronin


Original Title: Visual Ecology

Visual ecology is the study of how animals use visual systems to meet their ecological needs, how these systems have evolved, and how they are specialized for particular visual tasks. Visual Ecology provides the first up-to-date synthesis of the field to appear in more than three decades. Featuring some 225 illustrations, including more than 140 in color, spread throughout the text, this comprehensive and accessible book begins by discussing the basic properties of light and the optical environment. It then looks at how photoreceptors intercept light and convert it to usable biological signals, how the pigments and cells of vision vary among animals, and how the properties of these components affect a given receptor's sensitivity to light. The book goes on to examine how eyes and photoreceptors become specialized for an array of visual tasks, such as navigation, evading prey, mate choice, and communication. A timely and much-needed resource for students and researchers alike, Visual Ecology also includes a glossary and a wealth of examples drawn from the full diversity of visual systems. The most up-to-date overview of visual ecology available Features some 225 illustrations, including more than 140 in color, spread throughout the text Guides readers from the basic physics of light to the role of visual systems in animal behavior Includes a glossary and a wealth of real-world examples Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

The Dream Compass

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Author: Jeff Bredenberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497622417
Size: 20.72 MB
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The Dream Compass by Jeff Bredenberg


Original Title: The Dream Compass

Rulers of old nearly destroyed the planet. And the new “boss” may finish the job. Any day now, The Monitor will unleash his deadly secret upon a war-addled planet. What brutal dictator worth his salt would pass up the chance to annihilate an entire competing population? But he didn’t count on interference from Anton Takk, the guilt-ridden escapee from a northern labor camp. Or from Rosenthal Webb, the aging Revolutionary burrowed in a mountain hideout. Or, for that matter, from the ruthless warrior-musician Tha'Enton. And no one across the entire decimated landscape could have anticipated Pec-Pec, equal parts magician, Rasta mystic—and master manipulator!

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