Author: Karen Fenech
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Chief of Police, Mitch Turner is finally close to getting the evidence he needs to prosecute crime boss, Christopher Rossington. When Mitch's fiancee, Shelby, is attacked, he must consider the attack wasn't random, but Rossington's attempt to strike out at Mitch. Shelby insists she wasn't targeted but Mitch has questions about the attack and now about her.
Author: Velvet Vaughn
What started as a fun outing at a water park turns into a horrific nightmare when ten-year-old Kai Costa witnesses a man snatch a young girl. Unable to stop the abduction, he jumps in the getaway truck to rescue her. After all, he's done it before. Zoe Duquesne has spent her young life surrounded by bodyguards. The one time she breaks the rules and sneaks away, she's kidnapped.Zoe's partner in crime, her older sister Harlow, is frantic when she sees the man grab her sister. She enlists the help of the first person she finds--COBRA Securities agent Sawyer Oldham. As they work together to locate and bring the children home, a sizzling chemistry erupts that threatens to ignite into a volcanic passion.
Author: Evan S. Medeiros
Publisher: Rand Corporation
China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.
Author: Harry Markopolos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Harry Markopolos and his team of financial sleuths discuss first-hand how they cracked the Madoff Ponzi scheme No One Would Listen is the thrilling story of how the Harry Markopolos, a little-known number cruncher from a Boston equity derivatives firm, and his investigative team uncovered Bernie Madoff's scam years before it made headlines, and how they desperately tried to warn the government, the industry, and the financial press. Page by page, Markopolos details his pursuit of the greatest financial criminal in history, and reveals the massive fraud, governmental incompetence, and criminal collusion that has changed thousands of lives forever-as well as the world's financial system. The only book to tell the story of Madoff's scam and the SEC's failings by those who saw both first hand Describes how Madoff was enabled by investors and fiduciaries alike Discusses how the SEC missed the red flags raised by Markopolos Despite repeated written and verbal warnings to the SEC by Harry Markopolos, Bernie Madoff was allowed to continue his operations. No One Would Listen paints a vivid portrait of Markopolos and his determined team of financial sleuths, and what impact Madoff's scam will have on financial markets and regulation for decades to come.
Author: Velvet Vaughn
A harmless game between friends results in the deaths of 14 men. The only thing tying them together is their names on a list compiled by three teenage girls 10 years ago. Only one man remains alive, but time is running out.
Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
In the virtual future, you must organize to survive At any hour of the day or night, millions of people around the globe are engrossed in multiplayer online games, questing and battling to win virtual "gold," jewels, and precious artifacts. Meanwhile, others seek to exploit this vast shadow economy, running electronic sweatshops in the world's poorest countries, where countless "gold farmers," bound to their work by abusive contracts and physical threats, harvest virtual treasure for their employers to sell to First World gamers who are willing to spend real money to skip straight to higher-level gameplay. Mala is a brilliant 15-year-old from rural India whose leadership skills in virtual combat have earned her the title of "General Robotwalla." In Shenzen, heart of China's industrial boom, Matthew is defying his former bosses to build his own successful gold-farming team. Leonard, who calls himself Wei-Dong, lives in Southern California, but spends his nights fighting virtual battles alongside his buddies in Asia, a world away. All of these young people, and more, will become entangled with the mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, who will use her experience, her knowledge of history, and her connections with real-world organizers to build them into a movement that can challenge the status quo. The ruthless forces arrayed against them are willing to use any means to protect their power—including blackmail, extortion, infiltration, violence, and even murder. To survive, Big Sister's people must out-think the system. This will lead them to devise a plan to crash the economy of every virtual world at once—a Ponzi scheme combined with a brilliant hack that ends up being the biggest, funnest game of all. Imbued with the same lively, subversive spirit and thrilling storytelling that made LITTLE BROTHER an international sensation, FOR THE WIN is a prophetic and inspiring call-to-arms for a new generation At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Sheryl Nantus
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
For fans of Maya Banks’ KGI series, prepare to meet the men of the Delta Force Brotherhood, a sexy new contemporary series where kicking ass and living hard is just how they roll. Ex-special forces ranger Dylan McCourt is a stone cold killer who cares only about his military brothers and doing what’s right. He’s used to giving orders and has zero patience for bullshit. Most people tremble when they look him in the eye, but not his infuriatingly sexy new rescue mission, Jessie Lyon. She just juts her chin and says she’s not leaving without clearing her father’s name, to hell with his rules. And was that a one finger salute he sees in her eyes or his imagination? Either way, he knows this is one job his training might not have prepared him for.
Author: Ralph Delahaye Paine
CHAPTER I THE WORLD-WIDE HUNT FOR VANISHED RICHES CHAPTER II CAPTAIN KIDD IN FACT AND FICTION CHAPTER III CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TREASURE The official inventory of the Kidd treasure found on Gardiner's Island. This is the only original and authenticated record of any treasure belonging to Captain Kidd. (From the British State Papers in the Public Record Office, London.) A memorandum of Captain Kidd's treasure left on Gardiner's Island. This is his own declaration, signed and sworn. Statement of Edward Davis, who sailed home with Kidd, concerning the landing of the treasure and goods. CHAPTER IV CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TRIAL, AND DEATH The French pass or safe conduct paper found by Kidd in the ship Quedah Merchant. This document, which was suppressed by the prosecution, is evidence that the prize was a lawful capture. Kidd vainly begged at his trial that this was another French pass be produced as evidence in his favor. CHAPTER V THE WONDROUS FORTUNE OF WILLIAM PHIPS Sir William Phips, first royal governor of Massachusetts. Map of Hispaniola (Hayti and San Domingo) engraved in 1723, showing the buccaneers at their trade of hunting wild cattle. The galleon due north of Port Plate on the north coast is almost exactly in the place where Phips found his treasure. Permit issued by Sir William Phips as royal governor in which he uses the title "Vice Admiral" which involved him in disastrous quarrels. The oldest existing print of Boston harbor as it appeared in the time of Sir William Phips, showing the kind of ships in which he sailed to find his treasure. CHAPTER VI THE BOLD SEA ROGUE, JOHN QUELCH An ancient map of Jamaica showing the haunts of the pirates and the track of the treasure galleons. The town and bay of Tobermory, Island of Mull. The treasure galleon is supposed to have gone down in the place indicated by the cross at the right hand side of the photograph. CHAPTER VII THE ARMADA GALLEON OF TOBERMORY BAY Defeat of the Spanish Armada. From the painting by P. de Loutherbourg. CHAPTER VIII THE LOST PLATE FLEET OF VIGO Sir George Rooke, commanding the British fleet at the battle of Vigo Bay. The Royal Sovereign, one of Admiral Sir George Rooke's line-of-battle ships, engaged at Vigo Bay. CHAPTER IX THE PIRATES' HOARD OF TRINIDAD Lima Cathedral CHAPTER X THE LURE OF COCOS ISLAND CHAPTER XI THE MYSTERY OF THE LUTINE FRIGATE CHAPTER XII THE TOILERS OF THE THETIS CHAPTER XIII THE QUEST OF EL DORADO Sir Walter Raleigh. CHAPTER XIV THE WIZARDRY OF THE DIVINING ROD Methods of manipulating the diving rod to find buried treasure. (From La Physique Occulte, first edition, 1596.) CHAPTER XV SUNDRY PIRATES AND THEIR BOOTY CHAPTER XVI PRACTICAL HINTS FOR TREASURE SEEKERS
Author: Polly McCrillis, Amy Blizzard, Velvet Vaughn
A Heartwarming Christmas Anthology Christmas Rainbows Catch a Christmas Rainbow... Shut away for most of her life because of her handicap, Lissa Thornhill grew up in shame and yearned for acceptance and love. Will a journey to Ireland and Christmas with her cousin's family be her dream come true? Pearse Ryan was the special one. Born in a thatched cottage in a tiny Irish village, the landlord saw something special in him and made sure he got the education he dreamed of. But even though he's now a fully qualified doctor, he can't forget the one person he couldn't save. Can an enchanted Yuletide in Ballycashel heal both their wounded hearts and bring a Christmas miracle? Room for Two Sadie Vero has to rebuild her life after a terrifying incident forced her to leave her job as an army translator and she won't let anything, not even a bossy former marine officer, distract her from getting back on track. As long as she keeps telling herself that she'll be just fine. Gannon Moore makes her want things she's never imagined wanting. Retired from the marines, Gannon Moore likes his job and peaceful days. The only way this perfect life he's built will stay that way is to keep his association with Sadie Vero business and only business. Only problem with that is she isn't making it easy for him to not want something he never thought he'd want again. The chance to love. Flying High Christmas After surviving a fall from an airplane and being shot at by a ruthless gang of drug dealers, the only thing Cara Watson wants for Christmas is the sexy DEA agent who saved her life. But the leader of the gang has other ideas. It's up to Dylan Davidson to once again save the feisty redhead and make both of their Christmas wishes come true. Figuring it Out Kristy has been given an assignment from the In-Between to help a man who is struggling to find the good in life. The problem is, the lines are blurred as to just who she's supposed to help, how she's supposed to do it, and whether or not her heart will get broken in the process. The only instruction she's been given for this mission is to figure it out by Christmas. A Christmas Dance Partner Dr. Willow Corwin never expected to trade in her scrubs for dancing shoes. But a holiday hospital fundraiser has left her with no choice but to partner with ballroom dancer Drew Nigel. The single dad and young resident step on each other's toes from the start. Only Drew's little girl, Gloria, can create peace between them. Despite their constant bickering, Gloria is determined Willow is the perfect woman for her dad! Will the tiny matchmaker get her wish in time for Christmas?
Author: James Bamford
James Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency’s existence in the 1980s. Now Bamford describes the transformation of the NSA since 9/11, as the agency increasingly turns its high-tech ears on the American public. The Shadow Factory reconstructs how the NSA missed a chance to thwart the 9/11 hijackers and details how this mistake has led to a heightening of domestic surveillance. In disturbing detail, Bamford describes exactly how every American’s data is being mined and what is being done with it. Any reader who thinks America’s liberties are being protected by Congress will be shocked and appalled at what is revealed here. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Gal Luft
This timely and comprehensive book is a one stop shop for anyone interested in the nexus between energy and security. Bringing the perspectives of the best experts in the field it sheds light on the role of energy in modern life and the various approaches countries use to achieve energy security.
Author: Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, Luigi Tomba
Publisher: ANU Press
‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China. It was also a year of more control. The Chinese Communist Party laid down strict new rules of conduct for its members, continued to assert its dominance over everything from the Internet to the South China Sea and announced a new Five-Year Plan that Greenpeace called ‘quite possibly the most important document in the world in setting the pace of acting on climate change’. The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control surveys the year in China’s economy, population planning, law enforcement and reform, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, historiography, foreign affairs, and culture, as well as developments in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Publisher: HQN Books
A heart-pounding romantic thriller from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, previously published in 1995. Emily Marshall is enjoying a pleasure cruise on the Gulf of Mexico when she stumbles on a murder and a violent drug-smuggling ring. And the only person she can trust is the man who broke her heart so many years ago, Jim Keegan. Jim had thought he was over Emily—until a passionate encounter a beach house proved him wrong. Now, he must face a group of deadly criminals to save the woman he knows he still loves.