Tariq

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iUniverse, Aug 29, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 176 pages

In many ways, Tariq Karim is an average teenager. Fourteen can a confusing age for a boy on the verge of becoming a man, as changes morph his body and mind into something even he doesnt recognize. Tariqs experience, however, is very different from his friends. Along with the many physical changes hes going through, hes also discovering that he has some strange, new abilitiesand hes got good reason to keep these abilities a secret.

He and his widowed mother are on the run, hiding from enemies he cant really understand or predict. Tariq and his mom have finally found what they hope is a safe haven in a small, quiet town. His mother has even found romance and a great new teaching job. Things seem to be settling down, but then Tariq starts getting premonitions and warnings that frighten him.

One day, one such premonition impels him to stop his friends father from crossing the train tracks at precisely the right momentsaving his life. Tariqs secret is out, and his life will never be the same. So begins his fascinating and frightening journey to purpose. And suddenly, the quiet and anonymous life he and his mother were building come crashing to an end as their enemies find them again.

For a young man who wants to find his place in the world, are these gifts a blessing or a curse?

 

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Contents

THE RAILROAD CROSSING
1
THE BARBECUE
5
THE POKER GAME
10
THE RICH BITCH
14
THE SHAKEDOWN
20
A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR
22
THE FILTHY BITCH
27
THE GOON SQUAD
33
THE LAB REPORT
91
THE ICE CREAM PARLOR
94
LETS MAKE A DEAL
100
THE ORPHANAGE
104
THE LOCKSMITHS SHOP
108
THE EXCAVATION   
112
TARIQ GABRIELLE
115
THE DIG
122

DARK SHADOWS
36
HANDS ON THERAPY
39
ON THE CULDESAC
43
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
47
THE LUNCH ROOM
56
AN ITALIAN DINNER
60
THE THIN MAN
69
A NIGHT AT THE RACES
74
MISTER MALIK
80
THE HALLOWEEN PARTY
85
HOME IMPROVEMENT
125
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL
129
MISSING PERSONS
133
THE HUANTED MANSION
137
STEINBECKS TUNNEL
142
A ROMAN VISIT
147
CAPTURED
150
THE RESCUE
156
THE AWAKENING
160
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Kenny Ferguson grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea area of New York City, a city he served as a sergeant in the New York City Police Department. He is an air force veteran who now works as director of security for a large company. He has two children and four grandchildren. He and his wife, Marie, live in Metuchen, New Jersey.

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