By Steve Hamilton
On a freezing evening in Michigan's top Peninsula, an evening that wouldn't think so strange if it wasn't the Fourth of July, an old wood boat plows full-speed right into a line of outdated railroad pilings within the shallow waters of Waishkey Bay. With Alex McKnight at the rescue challenge, the passengers are introduced properly to shore. Alex figures the story's over…but he's lifeless wrong.
The boat accident's chuffed finishing becomes a dwelling hell for Alex whilst he discovers that the 3 males he stored are literally hooked up to a dangerous drug-smuggling syndicate that has his female friend, Ontario police officer Natalie Reynaud, deep undercover miles away. Now it's as much as Alex to do harm keep watch over on either side of the border-and guard the lady he loves-before the cycle of violence comes round complete circle…
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Extra resources for A Stolen Season (Alex McKnight, Book 7)
Instead, practitioners of this new rhetoric would use knowledge of the subtleties of persuasion not as an end in itself, but as a means to pursue wisdom. ”91 In the dialogue between Phaedrus and Socrates, every attempt to find “some easier and shorter route to the art” fails and gives way to a long road of practice and preparation. ”92 Kolbet-01_Layout 1 10/6/09 11:17 PM Page 31 Classical Therapy: Its Origins, Tasks, and Methods 31 Plato could still imagine a world where rhetoric’s dubious manipulation of words would not be necessary.
27 He nevertheless cautioned those listening that the truth about themselves was not something that they would want to hear. ”28 “I believe most people feel toward the words of philosophy exactly as they do toward the medicines which physicians administer; that is, no one resorts to them at first, nor buys them until he contracts some unmistakable illness and has pain in some part of his body. ”30 Kolbet-01_Layout 1 10/6/09 11:17 PM Page 23 Classical Therapy: Its Origins, Tasks, and Methods 23 In such a situation, where whole cities have grown accustomed to falsehood, entertaining rhetoric that flatters those listening only perpetuates the problem.
Dio states, [T]he process of healing and knitting together requires time and serious attention, so it is also in the case of cities. . For not among you alone, I dare say, but also among all other peoples, such a result requires a great deal of therapy (qerapeiva")— or, shall I say, prayer? 46 Philostratus states that the flourishing of eloquence that is the subject of Kolbet-01_Layout 1 10/6/09 11:17 PM Page 25 Classical Therapy: Its Origins, Tasks, and Methods 25 his history was nothing new in his time.