Gerrold Smith, a desperate father turned terrorist now facing triple life sentences, is only focused on doing time. But when his former hostage turned partner in crime, Melissa Cooper, offers to break him out of prison, events spiral rapidly out of control.
On the run toward Florida, the last-known location of Detective Bryce Rogan–a man who holds the key to bringing down the child-sex trafficking ring Gerrold’s reign of terror inadvertently exposed–Gerrold and Mel discover both the depths of their passion for one another as well as the lengths each will go to survive and bring to justice the corrupt power-brokers who helped ruin their lives.
[This book has] many useful insights for other therapists... make a copy of the competency checklist: if we all scored highly and consistently, there would be no need for talk of "national registration" ' - "The Therapist
In this volume the authors develop the cognitive-behavioural counselling approach by offering newer conceptualizations of many common client problems. It is suggested that effective interventions will often need to take account of early maladaptive interpretations of situations and of the presence of personality disorders.
The specifics of tackling problems as diverse as surviving in a family with a personality disordered member and post-traumatic stress disorder are elaborated, and recent developments in the counselling of clients with anxiety and depression are also incorporated. Hitherto neglected issues such as the use of groups and the assessment of counsellor competence are also highlighted.
Smoke that does not rise. Hens that do not lay eggs. Cows that give sour milk. And a little girl abducted from her bed in the middle of the night. For the girl's father, it's clear evidence the Fey have breached the geas that bound them beyond the veil between worlds. For Lucas Veritatus, ex-Sheriff of the North Country, it is just enough to draw him out of retirement to investigate. For Avenyë of the Ronami, a lawless tribe beyond the reach of the king, it is evidence that whoever is abducting Ronami children, her sister included, has now struck the realm as well.
First to the Witch of the Great Wood, and then across the Dragon's Ridge mountains into the territory of the lawless, Lucas and Avenyë must join forces in an unlikely pairing to solve the mystery. Who is stealing the children, murdering their parents, and leaving the mysterious Eye of Darkness marks throughout the land? Have the Fey found a way to cross the veil? Or is some other darkness at work? And will Lucas and Avenyë's own dark secrets drive them into each other's arms, or thrust them forever apart?
He is soon captured by the caliph’s forces and is given a choice: convert or die. Horrified by the murderous oppression of women and religious minorities, Peter engineers his escape and begins a resistance movement.
Can Peter convince the citizens of this besieged city to reclaim their rightful inheritance? Or will the leaders of the new religion hold greater sway?