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Author : James Patterson
James O. Born
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2020-02-24
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0316529567
Description :


When New York City's Mayor is desperate to find his missing daughter, Detective Michael Bennett steps in to help the Mayor and strike a deal to save his son in prison. Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet investigator with family worries of his own. Just one father helping another. The detective leaps into the case and sources lead him to a homicide in the Bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation -- and also to the mayor's missing daughter, Natalie, a twenty-one-year-old computer prodigy. The murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications. And suddenly Bennett is at the center of a dangerous triangle anchored by NYPD, FBI, and a transnational criminal organization. Michael Bennett has always been an honorable man, but sometimes -- when the lives of innocents are at stake -- honor has to take a back seat. Survival comes first.


Author : Leslea Wahl
Publisher :
Release : 2015-08-01
Page : 240
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780819860132
Description :


Told in their separate voices, Jake, an Olympic snowboarder whose fame has gone to his head, and Sophie, a high school junior and big fan of Jake's, connect at high school and soon find themselves working together to uncover who has framed him for drug possession and other misdeeds.


Author : Catherine Coulter
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2004
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780515137200
Description :


In the wake of a series of kidnapping attempts, Savich, Sherlock, and FBI agent Miles Kettering--whose six-year-old son was one of the attempted victims--trace leads to a charismatic evangelist team. Reprint.


Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2007-09-17
Page : 339
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0393330478
Description :


Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.


Author : Aidan Chambers
Publisher :
Release : 2015-01
Page : 88
Category : High interest-low vocabulary books
ISBN 13 : 9781781124642
Description :


Pete's a brilliant runner and dreams of athletic stardom - but fate intervenes. Pete is blindsided when he is involved in a horrific bike collision and his whole life is knocked off course. Stuck in a hospital bed and lamenting the loss of his mobility as well as his shattered dreams, the other people on his ward help Pete see that giving up on life is not the answer.


Author : Francis Fukuyama
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Release : 2008-01-27
Page : 198
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0815729898
Description :


A host of catastrophes, natural and otherwise, as well as some pleasant surprises—like the sudden end of the cold war without a shot being fired—have caught governments and societies unprepared many times in recent decades. September 11 is only the most obvious recent example among many unforeseen events that have changed, even redefined our lives. We have every reason to expect more such events in future. Several kinds of unanticipated scenarios—particularly those of low probability and high impact—have the potential to escalate into systemic crises. Even positive surprises can be major policy challenges. Anticipating and managing low-probability events is a critically important challenge to contemporary policymakers, who increasingly recognize that they lack the analytical tools to do so. Developing such tools is the focus of this insightful and perceptive volume, edited by renowned author Francis Fukuyama and sponsored by The American Interest magazine. Bl indside is organized into four main sections. "Thinking about Strategic Surprise" addresses the psychological and institutional obstacles that prevent leaders from planning for low-probability tragedies and allocating the necessary resources to deal with them. The following two sections pinpoint the failures—institutional as well as personal—that allowed key historical events to take leaders by surprise, and examine the philosophies and methodologies of forecasting. In "Pollyana vs. Cassandra," for example, James Kurth and Gregg Easterbrook debate the future state of the world going forward. Mitchell Waldrop explores why technology forecasting is so poor and why that is likely to remain the case. In the book's final section, "What Could Be," internationally renowned authorities discuss low probability, high-impact contingencies in their area of expertise. For example, Scott Barrett looks at emerging infectious diseases, while Gal Luft and Anne Korin discuss energy security. How can we avoid being blindsided by unforeseen events? There is no easy or obvious answer. But it is essential that we understand the obstacles that prevent us first from seeing the future clearly and then from acting appropriately on our insights. This readable and fascinating book is an important step in that direction.


Author : Ed Gorman
Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
Release : 2012-05-01
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1780101627
Description :


The new Dev Conrad mystery from the author of the Sam McCain and Jack Dwyer series - Political consultant Dev Conrad knows that helping Congressman Michael Robards to get re-elected is going to be tough. Robards' liberal voting record stands against him, and his staff seem resentful of Dev himself - which could doom the campaign. But there's a bigger problem. A campaign worker has been shot behind Robards' headquarters. Both Dev and the police presume it was a mugging, but as the election draws near, Robards is implicated in the murder by his enemies . . .


Author : Jim R. Lane
Publisher : Bridgeworks
Release : 2002-06-25
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 146162326X
Description :


Neal Olen is just settling into his retirement from the Navy when a salacious new novel raises questions of adultery and national security. Olen finds himself recalled to duty to face a court-martial.


Author : Catherine Coulter
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2004-06-29
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101214724
Description :


FBI agents Savich and Sherlock face two baffling cases in this riveting novel of knife-edge suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. When 6-year-old Sam Kettering manages to escape after being kidnapped, FBI Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich join forces with the boy’s father Miles—an ex FBI agent—to pursue his kidnapper, a creepy, charasmatic Southern evangelist. As if the kidnapping case weren’t enough, Savich and Sherlock are at the same time desperate to find the cold-blooded killer of three high school math teachers in the Washington, D.C. area.


Author : Don Pendleton
Publisher : Gold Eagle
Release : 2015-04-07
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0373804504
Description :


When U.S.-Turkish relations are jeopardized by the killing of U.S. operatives in Turkey, Phoenix Force must race against time to stop stolen nuclear devices from being detonated in both Turkey and America with the help of Able Team, who will do whatever it takes to neutralize the threat. Original.


Author : Carolyn Zane
Mon Ito
Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
Release : 2019-06-01
Page :
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 4596298777
Description :


Garrett, a lecturer by day and a playboy at heart, wanted a hot woman to be his date when he appeared on the TV show Blindside Date, and he chose Jayde. Jayde, a struggling student dedicated to social causes, was shocked by Garrett’s proposal. She planned to reject it, but when the show’s host said they could set up a televised fund-raising opportunity in exchange for her participation, Jayde had second thoughts…


Author : Jon Prichard
Publisher : Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.
Release : 2019-02-07
Page :
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 6164560101
Description :


What goes on tour, stays on tour…UNTIL NOW! All, and I do mean all, rugby players the world over are from the same mould. They are friendly, convivial, generally well mannered, muscular, motivated, heavy drinkers with a high testosterone level, but above all trustworthy...Until now. This treacherous author has let the pussy out of the bag and touring is no longer a simple visa permit from the wife. From the author, Jon Prichard: "I joined the British Club of Bangkok and immersed myself if their rugby team becoming captain for a few years and then as a playing and moaning Chairman. The BC and an Asian based Rhino’s RFC have taken me on innumerable rugby tours throughout Asia and beyond and in late 2017 I decided to make some written tales of those adventures. The tales are true and risqué in every way and some are seriously adult reading. There are also tales of simple experiences of living and working in Asia, but most have a rugby flavour."


Author : Mark Reid
Publisher :
Release : 2018-03-31
Page : 100
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 9781925780017
Description :


Blindside, Mark Reid's fifth collection, exhibits his accustomed minimalist rigour, a spare and allusive lyric, contemporary, colloquial, committed, seeking the sublime in the everyday. 'Mark Reid's poetry has always delighted and challenged me. His distinctive voice and finely-tuned ear for just the right music has given his work a potency that's been hard-won. Reid is a craftsman.' - Anthony Lawrence 'Reid's is a brooding art, open to epiphany, constructing it, but also measuring its constant retreat.' - Lyn McCredden


Author : JAMES. PATTERSON
Publisher :
Release : 2020
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781787461765
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Author : Michael Oher
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-02-07
Page : 288
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1101560037
Description :


The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller. Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.


Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2009-10-12
Page : 352
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780393079029
Description :


The book behind the Academy award-winning film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw—over one million copies sold. When we first meet him, Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read and write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability, his blind side.


Author : Wilna Adriaanse
Publisher :
Release : 2019-08
Page : 376
Category : Detective and mystery stories, English
ISBN 13 : 9780624086468
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Author : Eamonn Fingleton
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release : 1995
Page : 406
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780395633168
Description :


Revealing traditional Japanese strategies that label the nation's current recession as a deliberate misconception, an examination of Japan's emerging role in the global marketplace predicts that Japan will overtake the United States's economic status.


Author : David Halecroft
Publisher : Puffin
Release : 1991
Page : 118
Category : Children's stories
ISBN 13 : 9780140349061
Description :


Defensive linebacker Matt Greene must substitute for injured Jesse Kissler, the quarterback, and he and his teammates wonder if he will be able to lead the team, or whether Jesse will get better in time.


Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2007-09-17
Page : 352
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780393066227
Description :


"Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York Times When we first meet Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.