When a devastating flood wrecks her hometown on the California coast, Koko, the savvy Australian shepherd, and her dog friends are moved temporarily out of harm's way to the Colorado mountains. But are they really out of harm's way in a land where human intrigue and hunger for land and power threaten their former town and treasured dog park. Join Koko as, inspired by the hard-working mountain dogs she encounters, she sniffs out a greedy developer's plot to take advantage of the havoc caused by climate change.
Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood. So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options. Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window. Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer. Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.
In this enticing collection of easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons, Freddie Levin introduces budding artists to the diverse world of dogs. Using a picture-book illustration style and encouraging instructions, this fun guide includes a variety of wild and domestic breeds, from wolves to chihuahuas to great danes and more. Additionally, she includes working dogs such as circus dogs and seeing-eye dogs .
<ul> <li>Explores practical advantages of Grid Computing and what is needed by an organization to migrate to this new computing paradigm <li>This self-contained reference makes both the concepts and applications of grid computing clear and understandable to even non-technical managers <li>Explains the underlying networking mechanism and answers such questions critical to the business enterprise as <ul> <li>"What is grid computing?" <li>"How widespread is its present/potential penetration?" <li>"Is it ready for prime time?" <li>"Are there firm standards?" <li>"Is it secure?" <li>"How do we bill this new product?" and <li>"How can we deploy it (at a macro level)?" </ul> </ul>
Doug's road trip to visit a friend in Hattiesburg, Mississippi goes awry when he stops to help what appears to be a wounded man lying on an embankment near a swamp in Minden, Louisiana. During his efforts to help the man, Doug comes face to face with the Webster Parrish Horror, a gigantic, shimmery, webbed-fingered creature who preys on those who stroll too close to its habitat.