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Author : Steven Long Mitchell
Craig W. Van Sickle
Publisher : Centre Universe
Release : 2013-09-22
Page : 276
Category : Impostors and imposture
ISBN 13 : 9781939927781
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There are Pretenders among us, geniuses with the ability to become anyone they want to be. In 1983 a corporation known as The Centre isolated a young Pretender named Jarod and exploited his genius for their 'research. Then, one day, their Pretender ran away... Written by the creators of the cult-hit TV show The Pretender - Rebirth is a slick mystery thriller about a brilliant human chameleon named Jarod who after escaping from the notorious Centre, plunges headlong into his newfound freedom. While also discovering the joys and intricacies of everyday life with the pure wonderment of the man/child he is, Jarod uses his unequaled abilities to literally become anyone he wants to be (a surgeon, a pilot, a physicist, etc.) as well as his dazzling mind over muscle vigilante-like skills to bring down the powerful and corrupt and protect those who can't defend themselves. All the while he must stay a step ahead of his relentless pursuers from The Centre. First and foremost is the sexiest woman on the planet, the complex, bitch-on-wheels, Miss Parker who wants him recaptured at any cost - alive - preferably. Parker is a deliciously cunning woman Jarod has known since childhood and theirs is a truly multifaceted cat and mouse relationship - one driven by Jarod who holds the key to the emotional secrets at her very core, secrets that fuel her relentless drive to recapture him. Then there is Sydney, Jarod's surrogate father figure and psychologist who raised and nurtured his genius for The Centre's disreputable purposes. To Jarod, Syd is both friend and foe, confidante and captor, counselor and betrayer. But Syd's calm paternal connection to Jarod remains strong, often in conflict with The Centre agenda. Jarod senses Sydney holds the emotional keys to his core - the truth about his past and the identity of the parents he was stolen from and whom he longs to reunite with. In Rebirth, Jarod employs multiple sophisticated pretends in his quest to save one missing boy and hundreds of other innocent lives hanging in the balance at the hands of multi-national corporate terrorists and mercenaries. Rebirth is at once an enthralling tale of one man's exploration of life around him, intricate suspenseful mystery and intense edge-of-your-seat thrill ride - that captures and reignites the cult hit TV series for both loyal fans of the show and new readers alike. There are Pretenders among us...


Author : Marc Ruskin
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2017-06-06
Page : 352
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1466877103
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Of all the tools available to law enforcement, the living, breathing undercover operative remains the gold standard. This is true in TV shows and in the real world. In the era of electronic surveillance, UC work enforces accountability; it prevents mistakes, and of all the boots on the ground, undercover agents are often the most valuable. The FBI generally has about 100 UC agents working full-time in the field. In the 1990s and 2000s, Marc Ruskin had the most diverse, and notorious, case list of all, and the broadest experience within the bureaucracy, including overseas. He worked ops targeting public corruption, corporate fraud, Wall Street scams, narcotics trafficking, La Cosa Nostra, counterfeiting—and gritty street-level scams and schemes. Sometimes working three or four cases simultaneously, Ruskin switched identities by the day: Each morning he had to walk out the door with the correct ID, clothes, accessories and frame of mind for that day’s mission. Meet Alex Perez, Alejandro Marconi, and Sal Morelli, just a few of Ruskin’s undercover personas. And how is the right UC agent chosen, how is a bogus identity manufactured and “backstopped,” how is the Bureau's long-term con painstakingly assembled? No one has ever given us the inside story like Ruskin. The Pretender is the definitive narrative of undercover ops—the procedures, the successes, the failures--and the changes in the culture of the new-era FBI.


Author : Rebecca Hanover
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2019-12-10
Page : 416
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1492665142
Description :


In this thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling mystery book for teens The Similars, Emma must figure out who she really is, decide between two boys with the same face, and stop a dangerous revenge plan. Emma is still reeling from the events of her junior year at the elite boarding school Darkwood. Not only is her best friend, Oliver, shockingly alive, but the boy she loves—his genetic copy, Levi—is still on the island where he grew up, stranded with his deranged guardian. More importantly, she is grappling with who she really is. Emma can't accept the hard truths she learned last year and refuses to share her secrets with anyone, isolating herself from the Similars and Ollie. But when more of the Similars' creator's plot is revealed, Emma and her friends will have to try to stop him from putting a plan into motion that could destroy everyone she loves. Don't miss this propulsive conclusion to The Similars duology! Perfect for people looking for: gifts for teen girls 16-18 suspense thriller books for teens the best boarding school books Praise for The Similars duology: "Plenty of action...and the end is a deftly handled twist on a twist that will confound readers in a good way."—Booklist on The Pretenders "An engaging ride...the novel calls attention to larger questions of identity, selfhood, and what it means to be human."—Kirkus on The Pretenders "Fascinating. I was captivated."—Francine Pascal, bestselling author of the Sweet Valley High and Fearless series on The Similars "[A]s immersive and fast-paced as it is shrewd, compelling and heartbreaking."—Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, and New York Times bestselling author on The Similars Also in this series: The Similars (Book 1)


Author : K. A. Applegate
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2017-07-25
Page : 176
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1338216864
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Someone's looking for Tobias. Someone who says she's his long-lost cousin. Tobias isn't sure the person is telling the truth, but she's really nice, and knows a lot about him. And what she tells Tobias definitely gets his attention. It seems a lawyer has discovered Tobias's father's last will and testament. So, Tobias needs to attend the reading. His cousin even offers to go along. But something just doesn't feel quite right. That's when Tobias and the other Animorphs decide to do a little checking on this "cousin." And what they discover will change the rest of Tobias's life...


Author : Susannah Cahalan
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2019-11-05
Page : 400
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 1538715260
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"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR). Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?


Author : Kathleen Creighton
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2012-01-24
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0373277636
Description :


Struggling actress Abigail Lindgren feels it's her duty to notify her roommate's family of Sunny's murder. Problem is, a tangled web including lies, a reclusive grandfather and an inheritance makes things more than complicated. Impersonating Sunny in the mountains of California—just for a while—is part of the plan. Getting tangled up with sexy rancher Sage Rivera is not. Sage stands to lose it all. He doesn't need an attachment to Sunny or her well-kept secrets. He can't shake the feeling she's hiding something big. But she needs a protector, a friend, a lover to give her the passion she's been missing…and he decides he's the only man for the job.


Author : Ellen Pollock
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2002-05-18
Page : 288
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0743222032
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How could a two-bit investor, too paralyzed with fear to trade stocks, bilk insurance companies out of $200 million? How could a gawky misfit with an obsessive terror of germs induce a harem of attractive young women to feud over him? How could a recluse from Toledo, Ohio, penetrate the circles of political and financial power in Washington, D.C., and New York City without leaving his house? How could a Jewish guy with a passion for S&M sex persuade the Vatican to go into business with him? And how could he do all this without anybody noticing? Now the whole amazing story of how Martin Frankel pulled off one of the greatest financial scams of the century is revealed by The Wall Street Journal's Ellen Joan Pollock, who was a lead writer on the reporting team that broke story after story as Frankel eluded the FBI's four-month international manhunt. The Pretender chronicles how a bumbling thirty year old used his financial skills to build an intricate Ponzi scheme based on lies and his amazing gift for luring businessmen -- including Democratic powerbroker Robert Strauss -- into his web. Frankel's stolen millions allowed him to transform himself easily from mama's boy to corporate mogul. His creation of a phony Catholic charity drew the interest of priests with close Vatican ties as well as a new group of mysterious business partners. But his attempts to go "global" proved more challenging and aroused the suspicions of state regulators. Frantic that his empire was about to unravel, Frankel vanished from his multimillion-dollar Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion, leaving behind a mysterious fire, a dozen or so heartbroken women, and some very confused law-enforcement officials. His bizarre scamper through Europe as a fugitive would ultimately climax in a German hotel room. Frankel's world was peopled with desperate businessmen, well-heeled con artists, women looking for love, vindictive husbands, diamond merchants, private eyes -- the whole colorful cast of characters that propelled this fast-moving drama. The Pretender is filled with countless revelations from business associates and former lovers -- many of whom were interviewed for the first time for this book. What finally makes The Pretender so compelling is that it is a snapshot of a peculiar moment in business history. Just as figures like Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken epitomized the deal-crazed eighties, Martin Frankel is the quintessential criminal of the millionaire-a-minute nineties.


Author : Robert William Service
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2021-08-30
Page : 226
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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"The Pretender" by Robert William Service. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Author : Celeste Bradley
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 2007-04-01
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429901901
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Rule #1: Never fall in love. Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting, and sexy new Liar's Club series both featuring irresistible heroes who are out to steal their leading ladies hearts! She had a secret she'd do anything to hide. Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain. He had a secret he'd do anything to hide. Simon Montague Rain, also known as The Magician, is a member of The Liar's Club, a renegade group of rogues and thieves in the service of the Crown. When someone begins murdering members of the undercover cabal one by one, Simon is given the mission to bring in The Griffin, one of his comrades who is suspected of betraying his brothers. Simon goes undercover and infiltrates the home of "Mrs." Agatha Applequist who he believes is the Griffin's mistress. Before Simon knows what's happened, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Agatha's soft, feminine charms-and he is tempted beyond reason to break the first rule of The Liar's Club: never fall in love.


Author : Barbara Miller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2002-04-02
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0743412303
Description :


Determined to prevent her and her siblings' inheritance from falling into the hands of their ruthless cousin Redmond, Juliet Sinclair sets out to find her lovely sister Ariel a husband who can protect them all, but when she tries to mold Captain Draco Melling into the perfect spouse, she finds herself falling for him herself. Original.


Author : Alan Gold
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2015-07-07
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1631580582
Description :


From the author of The Last Testament comes the true love of Bonnie Prince Charlie, her adventures in America and her lasting legacy. In the page-turning popular genre trail-blazed by Antonia Fraser and Phillippa Gregory, The Pretender’s Lady, Alan Gold’s meticulously researched novel, accurately opens history’s pages on a peerless woman who helped change the course of history and whose legend lives on in Scotland today—Flora MacDonald. She was the most famous Scotswoman of her day, single handedly saving Bonnie Prince Charlie. This is her fictionalized life story—her relations with the Prince, her flight to America, Ben Franklin’s influence, and her return to Britain to lobby for peace But what’s hidden from history, revealed now for the first time in Gold’s dazzling new work of fiction, is the result of Flora’s and Charlie’s love: a beautiful and talented boy raised on an American farm. But only she knows his true heritage and his claim to the world’s greatest throne. And only the genius of Ben Franklin understands how to use this naïve boy to change the history of America. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Author : John Philips
Publisher :
Release : 1716
Page : 39
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Author : Eve Wiederhold
Publisher : Parlor Press LLC
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 275
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1602355657
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Political fights are not waged over who is speaking the truth but over whether any given claim seems to be authentic. Expel the Pretender: Rhetoric Renounced and the Politics of Style examines how rhetorical style influences judgments about how to communicate integrity and good will. Eve Wiederhold argues that attitudes about style’s significance to judgment are both undertheorized and over-determined, especially when style is regarded as an embellishment rather than as a constitutive aspect of language use. Examining news reports covering controversial speakers including President Bill Clinton, Linda Tripp, and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, she demonstrates how rhetorical style is both belittled and yet remains a focal point for assessing public figures who have been publicly rebuked and discredited. Expel the Pretender claims style as a conflicted site of materiality, critiquing contemporary rhetorical theories that configure style as a dependable resource for democratic inquiry. Wiederhold argues that conceptions of style’s significance to judgment must be reframed to understand how we make decisions about who and what to believe.


Author : Daniel Defoe
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2020-03-16
Page : 115
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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"And What if the Pretender should Come?" by Daniel Defoe. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Author : Cynthia Woolf
Publisher : Firehouse Publishing
Release : 2016-09-11
Page : 310
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1938887948
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Lost and alone after her step-father is murdered on the streets of New York, Katie takes her two young siblings and claims them as her own. Pretending to be a widow, she flees to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride and into the arms of the handsome gunsmith, Robert Wallace. The attraction is instant, but just when things are looking up for her, the past comes calling--and Katie discovers harsh truths about her stepfather that put everything at risk. Her stepfather had secrets, and they're not done with her yet. Robert Wallace was a skeptic until he watched his friends settle happily with their mail-order brides. When his own seemingly perfect family arrives, he's thrilled. Until he discovers his new bride is surrounded by layer-upon-layer of lies. He's been tricked by a scheming woman before and he won't be taken in by another one, no matter how innocent she seems. No matter how badly he wants her. Katie is determined to keep her new family together, come hell or high water. And no one is going to get in her way. Not the man from New York who followed her to Colorado. Not her past. And not the stubborn, irresistible Scot who is her husband.


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Release : 1723
Page : 96
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Author : Sir Richard Blackmore
Publisher :
Release : 1708
Page : 8
Category : Great Britain
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Author : Tillman Nechtman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-08-31
Page : 354
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1108424686
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A study of one imposter and his influential vision for British control over the nineteenth-century Pacific Ocean.


Author : Ignaziano Lafluer Garnier
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2020-10-18
Page : 230
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1664136932
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“The Pretender Series’ of fictional books are a book series of characters and the book has CIA trained government killers’ who themselves’ are assets to the United States Government, Military, and law enforcement. They help with population downsizing in The United States and other countries’ by helping to eliminate, eradicate, and exterminate, sex-offenders from society and are America’s and The World’s first globally celebrated, and embraced avengers of violent crimes. I, Lafluer Garnier, want to also take a moment to say thank you to our United States of America’s Military, and all our veterans, especially those of foreign and domestic wars for their brave, courageous, and valorous acts, and the blanket of freedoms’ that we are afforded by those brave, courageous, and valorous acts. Also, I’d also like to thank the brave men, and women, women, and men, of law enforcement for protecting and serving day in, and day out, and the sacrifices they make on the job for the safety of all our citizens’. Total Truth!”


Author : Samuel Chandler
Publisher :
Release : 1745
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