When high school teacher Sidney McDougal swung her front door open that Saturday morning, she expected to find a door-to-door salesman or a Jehovah witness standing on the other side. Instead, she found Cade Fisher, a devastatingly handsome handyman who instantly becomes her greatest obsession and the subject of her raunchiest fantasies and dreams. Nothing wrong with a little fantasy, right? Wrong. Even though Cade exudes confidence and maturity, he is barely out of high school. That, and his mother lives just down the street from Sidney, who is 32 and getting over a painful divorce. Sidney knows that getting involved with Cade would be a huge mistake.
Heaven Hope is an orphan who escaped from her foster home and hitchhiking across the country. Sheriff Kevin Hunter watches over the citizens of Mapiya - an unremarkable, Minnesotan suburb. Motega and Alina work on a science experiment under the watchful eye of the FBI. On December 3rd, 2012 half of Mapiya disappears. There are no survivors. There is no explosion, no clue left behind as to what happened just a wasteland as if the town had been wiped out by a small nuclear disaster. On July 8th 2099, while investigating the town's disappearance for an assignment in science class, Eric Farrell flips a switch bringing the town and all of its 2012 inhabitants back from suspension.
This pacy thriller set in summer 2009 with flashbacks to three crucial days in May 2003. Interweaves two compelling tales regarding the events leading up to and the aftermath of a major disaster when a chemical plant explodes in the sleepy coastal town of Wightport. Subsequent inquiries by the police, coroner & various Government bodies including his employer, the Environmental Agency, all produce evidence naming Gary David as the man responsible.
Death by Video Game: Tales of Obsession from the Virtual Frontline
Whether it's Space Invaders, Candy Crush Saga or Grand Theft Auto, video games draw us in and don't let go. In Taiwan, a spate of deaths at gaming cafés is raising a question: why is it that some of us are playing games beyond the limits of our physical wellbeing?