Lucifer Book One
Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned ruling hell to supervise a piano bar in LA, but an assignment from the Creator himself changes everything.
Lucifer Book One
Cast out of Heaven, thrown down to rule in Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his post and abandoned his kingdom for the mortal city of Los Angles. Emerging from the pages of writer Neil Gaiman's award-winning series The Sandman, the former Lord of Hell is now enjoying a quiet retirement as the propretor of Lux, L.A.'s most elite piano bar. But now an assignment from the Creator Himself is going to change all that. If Lucifer agrees to do Heaven's dirty work, he can name his own price--but both the task and reward are more than they seem. Thrown into a position of great threat and ultimate opportunity, Lucifer knows that threading a path through this maze will require the harshest of sacrifices.
The end is nigh and the Prince of Darkness has just been offered one hell of a deal: reentry into Heaven for eternity—if he can live out a well-behaved life in a human body on earth. It’s the ultimate case of trying without buying and, despite the limitations of the human body in question (previous owner one suicidally unsuccessful writer, Deelan Gunn), Luce seizes the opportunity to run riot through the realm of the senses. This is his chance to straighten the biblical record (Adam, it’s hinted, was a misguided variation on the Eve design), to celebrate his favorite achievements (everything from the Inquisition to Elton John), and, most important, to get Julia Roberts attached to his screenplay. But the experience of walking among us isn’t what His Majesty expected: instead of teaching us what it’s like to be him, Lucifer finds himself understanding what it’s like to be us. By an author hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as one of Britain’s top twenty young novelists, I, Lucifer is “a masterpiece…startlingly witty, original and beautifully written” (Good Book Guide).
Lucifer s Son
Good vs Evil. The angels of dark faces the angels of light. Mankind faces Lucifer and his temptations. Who will survive?
The Lucifer Effect
In The Lucifer Effect, the award-winning and internationally respected psychologist, Philip Zimbardo, examines how the human mind has the capacity to be infinitely caring or selfish, kind or cruel, creative or destructive. He challenges our conceptions of who we think we are, what we believe we will never do - and how and why almost any of us could be initiated into the ranks of evil doers. At the same time he describes the safeguards we can put in place to prevent ourselves from corrupting - or being corrupted by - others, and what sets some people apart as heroes and heroines, able to resist powerful pressures to go along with the group, and to refuse to be team players when personal integrity is at stake. Using the first in-depth analysis of his classic Stanford Prison Experiment, and his personal experiences as an expert witness for one of the Abu Ghraib prison guards, Zimbardo's stimulating and provocative book raises fundamental questions about the nature of good and evil, and how each one of us needs to be vigilant to prevent becoming trapped in the 'Lucifer Effect', no matter what kind of character or morality we believe ourselves to have. The Lucifer Effect won the William James Book Award in 2008.
Rules for Radicals
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lucifer s Hammer
Records the reactions of people awaiting a comet which they fear will crack the earth and cause a new ice age.
The Fall of Lucifer
A saga of demons and angelic warriors tells the tale of three angelic brothers fighting for the race of man.
Apocalypse in Mind Book One
The trilogy begins in March of 1968, when the CIA and U.S. Army INSCOM (Intelligence Security Command) learn that the Soviet Union has developed a psychic program to conduct espionage on the U.S. intelligence community. To counter this threat, they begin forming their own psychic program from the research of a similar experiment, conducted two years prior at the University of Illinois by Dr. Albert Silvers. The task of bringing this program together is put upon Director Henry Miller, a CIA veteran, and Colonel James A. Stewart, the officer in charge of INSCOM and the military liaison officer to a multitude of Department of Defense contractors, located at Johnsville Naval Air-Warfare Development Center, in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Director Miller appoints Brian Crawford, a new recruit to the CIA and former standout football player at Penn State University, to represent the CIA on his behalf. Colonel Stewart and Agent Crawford become quick friends and set out to form the Psychic Research for the advancement of Intelligence gathering on Soviet and eastern bloc Military forces, or P.R.I.S.M. Although Colonel Stewart and Agent Crawford are both skeptical of the usefulness of psychics to the intelligence community, but their opinions sway after watching old file footage of a young boy seemingly' using psychic abilities to help his family escape Communist held East Germany, and film from the failed program conducted by Dr. Silvers, of young girl using Pyro-Kinesis and another young boy using mental telepathy. They work at a blinding pace to retrieve all the data they can on these subjects. The young boy who helps his family defect from East Germany, is now a U.S. citizen and has been recruited by Director Miller to be a part of P.R.I.S.M. However, the whereabouts of the two children that were involved with Dr. Silvers' program, like their identities, are unknown. Concluding that the two children would make an excellent addition to P.R.I.S.M., Colonel Stewart and Agent Crawford begin looking for information on the two. Since neither the CIA, nor INSCOM has any details on the two children, and Dr. Silvers was believed to have a nervous breakdown, killing himself and others in a city bus hijacking, Colonel Stewart recruits an old Army buddy, Scott Wallack, to be head of security on Project: P.R.I.S.M., and to gather any information he can from Dr. Silver's widow. Special Agent Wallack returns to Johnsville NADC with the personal journals of Dr. Silvers, and then the mystery begins to unfold. Agent Crawford comes across one of Dr. Silvers' journals and it has a particular effect on Project: P.R.I.S.M. He finds one word- Assyrr, written throughout the entire notebook. They discover that it is the name of an ancient demon that possesses its unwary victims through nightmares, ultimately driving the victim to end their own life, and the lives of others as well. Special Agent Wallack and his three man security team have an encounter with demonic influences, causing Agent Crawford to ask, "What does psychic research have to do with this demon?" The answer to that question remains a mystery, until the CIA recruit's an Exorcist/ Demonologist from the Catholic Church, Father Joseph Salomie. It becomes apparent that people with psychic abilities are in the evolutionary state of where God had ultimately planned for humanity to be. This would create a "Final Communion" with God and a world wide holy utopia. To prevent humanity from gaining such a precious ability, one in which he held so dear, but lost long ago, Lucifer sets out to halt this union of man and God. He unleashes his demonic horde to carry out his diabolical plan- a communion between humanity and himself! The members of Project: P.R.I.S.M. go head to head with the forces of evil, battling demons, political bureaucracy and enemy psychic agents, in an attempt to keep humanity on track for "Final Communion." But, will that communion be with God or Lucifer?
Lucifer s Banker
As a private banker working for the largest bank in the world (UBS), Brad Birkenfeld was an expert in Switzerland s shell-game of offshore companies and secret numbered accounts. He wined and dined ultrawealthy clients whose millions of dollars were hidden away from business partners, spouses and tax authorities. As his client list grew, Birkenfeld lived a life of money, fast cars, and beautiful women, but then he discovered that UBS was planning to betray him, so he blew the whistle to the US Government. The Department of Justice scorned Birkenfeld s unprecedented whistleblowing and attempted to silence him with a single charge of conspiracy. Yet Birkenfeld would not be intimidated. He took his secrets to the US Senate, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service, where he prevailed. His bombshell revelations helped the US Treasury recover over $12 billion in back taxes, fines and penalties from American tax cheats. But Birkenfeld was shocked to discover that at the same time he was cooperating with the US Government, the Department of Justice was still doggedly pursuing him. He was arrested, pled guilty, and served 31 months in federal prison. When he emerged, the Internal Revenue Service gave him a whistle-blower award for $104 million, the largest such payout in history. A page-turning real-life thriller, "Lucifer s Banker" is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the secret Swiss high-net-worth banking industry and a harrowing account of our government s justice system. Readers will follow Birkenfeld as they will share his outrage with the incompetence and possiblecorruption at the Department of Justice, and they will cheer him on as he hammers one of the most well-known and powerful banks in the world."