A nice relaxing holiday in a lakeside paradise. That's exactly what the Cranberry family had in mind - until they arrived at Grey Bluff Lake. There's nothing relaxing about a drought! Can they learn to use less water - and still enjoy the summer?
The story begins with a mysterious egg washed up on a Scottish beach, the morning after a great storm.
This book responds to ongoing calls for clarification and consensus regarding the meaning, scope and interplay of humanitarian law and human rights law in the 'grey zones' of unconventional operational environments such as counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations. It contributes to the debate in this area by developing objective criteria for determining where the shift from the legal framework of law enforcement to that of non-international armed conflict occurs in relation to targeting law and weaponry law; by developing improved objective criteria for determining what constitutes direct participation in hostilities and de facto membership in an organized armed group; by taking stock of how existing targeting and weaponry rules are being applied to unconventional conflicts within civilian populated areas by key state players as well as by international and regional human rights mechanisms; by arguing for the progressive realisation of targeting and weaponry law so that they more fitting for operational environments that are increasingly urbanized and civilianized; by seeking to understand how global networked connectivity may impact upon our understanding of the operational theatre of war and the geographical reach of the legal framework of non-international armed conflict.
Elyssa Calhoun Montgomery had been willing to do anything to keep her father from debt, including following her new husband to the Caribbean--dressed as a lad. But she never dreamed she'd become widowed so quickly, or that she'd come face to face with a fearsome pirate who expects her to fight like a man. Captured and her identity exposed, she doesn't know what's worse, being locked alone in a pirate captain's quarters or experiencing an unsettling attraction toward him. Captain Bran Blackthorn has grown weary of the pirating trade and seeks a King's Pardon for his crew. Unfortunately, the man who could sign a reprieve, his half-brother Governor Flynn, would rather see him dead. When the gods-or the devil-bestows an angel to his spoils, he sees an opportunity to force a pardon with her ransom. Never mind his beautiful pawn has bewitched him, filling him with a desire to press his body against hers, capture her mouth in a searing kiss, and brand her as his own. But when Bran's enemies seek vengeance, Elyssa becomes entangled in their deadly game and Bran faces the gallows. Can they cheat death and save each other? Or will they be dragged... Beneath The Water's Edge
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