Posted on June 24, 2008 by mblakeleybooks
Pocket Books 1987
This mission takes place in the years following the Enterprise’s encounter with V’ger, circa Stardate 7412.
The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.
A routine evaluation of a field team at work on the Planet Akalla turns wour. Spock and Chekhov are missing. Captain Kirk takes on the corrupt government on this waterworld.
The Federation Outpost and Akalla’s freedom fighters start uncovering ancient sectrets. Secrets that could result in civil war and death for the crew of the Enterprise.
A well written episode of the Star Trek origional era. For us trekkies, old and new this book is an enjoyable few hours of entertainment.
This one, if you’re counting them, is #33.
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Posted on June 20, 2008 by mblakeleybooks
Covering the story of a stabbing victim, television news reporter Meghan Collins states down at the sheet-wrapped body of a beautiful young woman in a New York City hospital. What she sees in the dead girl’s face draws her into a terrifying web of treachery, where n othing is as it seems and the truth may be too devasting to pursue…
In a tragic bridge accident, Meghan’s father has disappeared – but no trace has been found of his body or his car. Meghan’s mother neither a widow nor wife, is unable to convert joint assets she needs to retain ownership of the family’s Connecticut inn. Before his disappearance, Edwin Collins had taken all the cash out of his substantial insurance policies. Now, in absentia, he has become the suspect in a brutal murder.
Trying to identify the dead girl, find her murderer, and clear her own father’s name. Meghan finds that her search is entwined with a story she is doing on the Manning Clinic, an in-vitro fertilization center where women seek the children nature has denied them. On a twisting trail of deadly passions and deceit, Meghan is venturing ever closer to the truth…a nightmare journey that may cost her her very life.
Condition: Good – This is average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted.
Slight wear on all edges. A few corner curls at upper and lower. Spine is slightly cocked.
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Posted on June 19, 2008 by mblakeleybooks
All journeys begin with a single step. This is mine. After some dithering and will I won’t I-ing, I decided to open a small online bookshop. This is my blog about the process, my successes, my stumbles and my words of wisdom to anyone thinking of doing the same.
Most of the books I’ll be selling will come from my own personal collection which has gotten way out of hand. It was okay when I was living in a large house but right now my stacks of books seems to be taking over all available living space. Help! The majority of books will be plain good reads, nice comfortable books that you can curl up in your chair and get lost in.
What do I know about bookselling? Well, I know a good book when I see one. I also know a little bit about the selling process. For example, you will find a note in my faq section describing book condition guidelines that I subscribe to. When you walk into your favourite brick and mortar bookstore, you can walk directly to the bookshelf and pick up a book in your hand to examine it. Obviously this is not possible when you visit an online bookstore so something has to be done to help you out. That’s where standardization of descriptons comes in handly.
The IOBA, the Independant Online Bookseller’s Association has created a standard set of guidelines for descriptions. That is what I follow. The link is here: http://mblakeley-bookseller.webs.com/faq.htm .
For those dear Readers among you who stay with me, I intend to add book reviews and articles about books and book collecting.
Wish me luck as I step into these unknown waters.
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