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Raptor Cop

Summary

He lives a disjointed life in an unforgiving world, where crime has gone wild. A carnivore with a problem. A hunter with a past. A hero with a badge. After a lab accident, a K-9 police officer discovers that he has uncontrollable raptor-like powers and must rescue a kidnapped research chemist who holds the only key to unlocking the mystery of his condition.

©2015 John G. Pedicini (P)2019 John G. Pedicini

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Raptor Cop

Summary

A jewelry store clerk is devoured by a mass of flesh-eating worms. It’s just another heist for Willie “The Worm” Pitts and his gang. There is a strong suspicion that the police cannot control crime in the city. The entire department is on the edge. Against this backdrop of crime gone wild, Stan Pocaroba, a K9 police officer, keeps his unit of dogs ready to go and emotionally attached like a close-knit family.  One night, Stan and his K-9 Unit corner Willie in a university lab. During the gun fight, test tubes explode in Stan's face. His blood absorbs the fossilized cells of a prehistoric raptor. Stan soon learns that he is able to transform into a raptor with all the powers of the fabled hunter, but not without a few drawbacks. His transformation is a work-in-progress, including the pitfalls and dangers of a disjointed life in an unforgiving world.  In order to escape the lab, Willie takes a lab research chemist, Juanita, as hostage. She is also the only person capable of unlocking the mystery of Stan's condition. Stan needs to hurry if he wants to save Juanita. But, the police mistake a transformed Stan for one of the criminals, and a dragnet is set up for his capture. Time is running out. Willie buries Juanita in a coffin with a 48-hour air supply, adding a snake and a mouse to keep her company. He demands $10 million from the city, or he will let Juanita die. Can Stan control his transformations enough to find Juanita? Will he be captured by his own police department? And how will the dogs cope with a prehistoric raptor as their commander? Raptor Cop is a nonstop action and adventure roller coaster ride - with exciting twists and turns!

©2015 John G. Pedicini (P)2019 John G. Pedicini

Author: J. Pedicini
Length: 16 mins
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An Anonymous Anglo-Saxon Poet's Classic: Beowulf (Annotated)

Summary

Unique to this title is: A historical introduction An overview of Beowulf A study of the themes present in Beowulf You may of course skip all of it and go straight to the main title if you do not want any spoilers and come back later to the beginning. The Epic of Beowulf dates back to CE 1000 and is considered the oldest surviving piece of work in English literature. Although written in Britain, the story of Beowulf is set in Scandinavia. The epic poem is composed in Old English and consists of 3,182 lines. It is written in the alliterative verse style, which is common for Old English poetry. The poem is about the legendary hero, Beowulf, a nobleman of the Geats. They were a North Germanic people inhabiting modern-day Gotaland in Southern Sweden. Beowulf begins with a description of the life of Scyld Scefing, the legendary home of the Danish royal family. We learn of several descendants of Scyld before being introduced to Hrothgar, who is the current king of Danes. His "court" is the hall of Heorot. It is believed that Heorot may refer to a sixth-century hall excavated near Lejre in 2004. King Hrothgar of Denmark, a descendant of the great king Shield Sheafson, enjoys a long and successful reign. He reigns from the mead-hall, called Heorot, where his warriors gather to drink, talk, receive gifts from the king, and listen to stories sung by the bards. Enjoy this timeless classic!

Public Domain (P)2019 Chronos Publishing

Narrator: Mike Carbuccia
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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