In today’s liquid modern world, the paths of daily life are mobile and flexible. Crossing national borders is a commonplace activity and immersion in social media increasingly ubiquitous. Today’s citizens, workers, consumers and travellers are always on the move but often lacking certainty and lasting bonds. But in this world where spaces may not be fixed and time is boundless, our perpetual motion does not go unnoticed. Surveillance spreads in hitherto unimaginable ways, responding to and reproducing the slippery nature of modern life, seeping into areas where it once had only marginal sway.
In this book the surveillance analysis of David Lyon meets the liquid modern world so insightfully dissected by Zygmunt Bauman. Is a dismal future of moment-by-moment monitoring closing in, or are there still spaces of freedom and hope? How do we realize our responsibility for the human beings before us, often lost in discussions of data and categorization? Dealing with questions of power, technology and morality, this book is a brilliant analysis of what it means to be watched – and watching – today.
Seven years after the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti, the island nation remains in crisis, all but ignored by the international community. At the center of this crisis is Lavil—“The City” in Kreyol, as Port-au-Prince is known to Haitians—the cultural, political, and economic capital of Haiti and home to over 2.5 million resilient souls.
This immersive and engrossing oral history collection gives voice to the continuing struggle of Haitian people to live, love and prosper while trying to rebuild their city and country after disasters both natural and man-made.
Among the narrators:
Juslene, who moved to Port-au-Prince as a child for educational opportunities but was instead forced to work as a restavek—an unpaid servant—and who maintains unwavering hope despite the loss of her family when the city was destroyed.
Johnny and Denis, a teacher and his younger brother, who spent years hustling for work and looking out for each other in one of the city’s sprawling post-earthquake tent camps.
Lamothe, a wry and well-read expert on Haiti’s clean water crisis, who is one of the many Port-au-Prince citizens dedicated to rebuilding his city and nation.
Holly Hillbay is a love-burned private investigator who relishes chasing down cheating scumbags. Hot on the trail of another two-timing spouse, Holly goes into stealth mode to find out if the owner of Books on the Beach, Wes Brockman, is slipping between the covers with her client’s adulterous wife. Joining the book club, she soon realizes that Wes isn’t her philandering Casanova, nor is he a mild-mannered book store owner. He’s way too dark, hunky and mysterious, pinging Holly’s interest… and lust. Holly’s heart is on ice, but her body is all for a little beach romance as long as it doesn’t interfere with the job. That works great until Wes becomes her job, her lover and maybe her destruction.
An Incriminating Murder…
Wes’s bookstore is a new chapter in his life, and he’s closed the book on his old one. When Holly shows up in his club breathing snarky attitude and raw sexiness he can’t keep his hands off her. The woman ignites more than his lust, she makes him feel alive—which is saying something since he’s been technically dead for years. It’s not until a book club member is murdered in his store that Wes learns Holly’s an uncover P.I. But now he needs her more than ever and hires her to find the killer… and because he can’t bear to let her go. Wes is falling hard for the sexy sleuth while guarding his dangerous secret that could get people he loves—including Holly—killed.
The Lethal Consequences…
Secrets and betrayals explode, and Holly discovers that falling in love with a bookstore owner can be devastating…and deadly.
** This title is a reissue of a 2007 release.
Just when you thought you learned all there was to know in the first two volumes of Leo Lyon Zagami’s Confessions, the revelations are deeper and even more twisted in Volume III. Zagami pushes the boundaries once again with this unique and personal journey into the mysteries of the secretive world of the Illuminati. In the third book of his Confessions series a variety of topics of interest are explored that are always verified with documentation. Zagami gives an account of humankind’s function within the grand celestial battle between the internal controllers of Earth, and the external knowledge of a new generation of conspiracy researchers.
This is not a work of fiction, but is instead an indispensable tool when used as a manual, to finally understand topics never before disclosed to the public. From the truth on the mythical Knights Templars, and their role in events leading up to today, to the Jesuits and their Vatican espionage game, to the hunt for the Holy Grail in the heart of the Vatican. Zagami shocks once again, showing to the world for the first time the most credible candidates of the Grail mystery, with proven testimony of a now-declared Saint of the Catholic Church.
The Illuminati exist, and they create religions and influence humanity with spiritual idealogy and religious practices since the dawn of time. They have aided individuals such as Aleister Crowley and Gerald Gardner, craft the modern Witchcraft revival which hides behind a pagan image, a Satanic reality in tune with todays New Age movement. Zagami also continues what he calls “Conspiracy Reality,” a way to fight back the system of lies and deceit responsible for the rise of Satanism in the Vatican, showing in the process the magical practices of the Illuminati.
Released in English for the first time by secret society insider and author Leo Lyon Zagami, this ground-breaking book presents internal documents, confidential rituals, secret fraternal rites, and a unique perspective on global events that expose a web of deceit and total world control. His book contends that the presence of numerous Illuminati brotherhoods and secret societies—just like the prestigious Yale University’s Skull & Bones—have always been guides to the occult. From the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.)'s infiltration of Freemasonry to the real Priory of Sion, this book exposes the hidden structure of the New World Order and the occult practices of the various groups involved within it, including their connections to Aleister Crowley, malevolent ETs, the intelligence community and the infamous Ur-Lodges.
If the truth is stranger than fiction, then the true secret structure of the Illuminati and their invisible network made from various power groups presents a far different perspective than what the public is offered in the media, or by their elected officials. The first step in defeating the Illuminati and their satanic New World Order is to understand their modus operandi. Because once you know their method of operation, including how to interpret their symbols and understand what is not being told to you, it is then possible to comprehend their control grid and gain the power to oppose it. After all, knowledge is power!