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As 01-01-00 approaches, Susan Garnett, a senior analyst at the FBI's high-tech crime unit, and Cameron Slater, an anthropologist, must draw on their combined knowledge of ancient glyphs and modern algorithms in order to crack a code hidden in a formidable computer virus. Susan traces the virus's signal to its point of origin, an area near Tikal, the site of one of the largest cities of the ancient Maya. Susan and Cameron travel to the remote jungle, convinced that if they fail to solve the riddles, both ancient and new, before the turn of the new millennium, the virus could trigger a powerful event of global proportions.
Welcome to your Cookstr-powered ebook, part of The 1-2-3 Collection by Rozanne Gold. You are about to embark on a journey into the world of 1-2-3. Each recipe in this collection transcends its simple foundation of merely three ingredients, creating culinary alchemy. The 1-2-3 Collection by Rozanne Gold contains 250 recipes in five themes: Quick & Easy, No Sweat Summer, Menus for Entertaining, Dishes by Ingredient, and Be Well, Take Care.
Solomon is known as the wisest man who ever lived. His writings in the Old Testament range from practical, pithy proverbs to beautiful romantic poetry--and all are filled with his knowledge and insights. Yet behind those writings stood a flawed man who was conflicted between deep wisdom and tragic folly. Sadly, the king who warned against so many sins did not follow his own advice, and he wound up leading Israel into idolatry. Nevertheless, his life and writings provide valuable lessons for us today in the twenty-first century. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at the historical period beginning with Solomon's ascent to the throne and continuing through his tragic end. Studies include close-up examinations of the vital importance of wisdom--with portraits of the wise woman, the foolish sluggard, and others in the book of Proverbs--and careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as "True Wisdom from God" and "A Time for Everything." The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.
The time of the judges were turbulent days in Israel's history, marked by a continuing cycle of sin, oppression, repentance, and deliverance. In time, the people decided they would do better under the leadership of a king, and they arrogantly demanded that God provide them with one. Samuel, God's anointed prophet, warned they would be getting more than they bargained for--taxes, military service, wars, and oppression--but they continued to insist. The Lord finally provided a king in the person of Saul, and Samuel's warnings came to pass. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at this historical period beginning with the miraculous birth of Samuel, continuing through Saul's crowning as Israel's first king, and concluding with his tragic death. Studies include close-up examinations of Hannah, Eli, Saul, David, and Jonathan, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as "Slaying a Giant" and "Respecting God's Anointed." The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.
Choosing between the stability of a traditional career and the upside of entrepreneurship? Why not have both?Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn't want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay. What if there was a way to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls? In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck. McGinnis details a step-by-step plan that takes you from identifying your first entrepreneurial project to figuring out the smartest way to commit resources to it. He shows you how to select and engage in projects that will provide you with upside outside the office while making your better at your day job. He also profiles real-world 10% Entrepreneurs such as...*Luke Holden, a cash-strapped recent college graduate, who started his own lobster-roll empire and oversaw much of its first year of operations, all while working full time in corporate America*Dipali Patwa, a designer and mom whose side project designing and selling infant clothing is now a sensation.*A group of friends who met at a 6am Bible study class and went on to start a brewery that now generates millions in sales . A successful 10% Entrepreneur himself, McGinnis explains the multiple paths you can follow to invest your cash, time, and expertise in a start-up--including as a founder, angel, adviser, or aficionado. Most importantly, you don't have to have millions in disposable income to become a 10% Entrepreneur. When you put McGinnis's 10% principles into action, you'll quickly start racking up small wins, then watch as they snowball into your new (and far more entrepreneurial) life.From the Hardcover edition.
You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony.Until recently, we had thought our microbes hardly mattered, but science is revealing a different story, one in which microbes run our bodies and becoming a healthy human is impossible without them.In this riveting, shocking, and beautifully written book, biologist Alanna Collen draws on the latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. She argues that so many of our modern diseases--obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmunity afflictions, and even cancer--have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our personal colony of microbes.Many of the questions about modern diseases left unanswered by the Human Genome Project are illuminated by this new science. And the good news is that unlike our human cells, we can change our microbes for the better. Collen's book is a revelatory and indispensable guide. It is science writing at its most relevant: life--and your body--will never seem the same again.
The 100 Kilo Case: The True Story of an Irish Ex-NYPD Detective Protected by the Mafia, and one of the Most Infamous Drug Busts in New York Cityby James Durney
Peter Daly was nineteen when he left Donegal, bound for America. Nine years later, in 1961, following a stint with the US Army, he joined the New York Police Department.His beat was the Lower East Side of Manhattan during one of the worst crime-waves in the city and, determined to make his mark, Daly was quickly earmarked for promotion to the Special Investigating Unit - the Princes of the City. The SIU played by its own rules and answered to nobody and, in 1970, at the pinnacle of his career, Daly made one of the department's biggest drug bust: 105 kilos of pure heroin and cocaine.But only 100 kilos was surrendered ...From his remarkable rise within the NYPD to his time served in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary on 'Mafia' Row with some of the most notorious gangsters in American history, including the Lufthansa robber Jimmy 'the Gent' Burke, Benny Ong, 'Godfather of Chinatown', and New York wiseguy Charlie Brody, Peter Daly's story is the stuff of Hollywood scriptwriters. The only thing is: it is true.'Of course, I was dishonest, but you have to make your own judgement. I was brought up to know right from wrong. My regrets are innumerable. It is all part of life. But I would die rather than inform on my police friends. The oath of office I took included loyalty. I gave up my family, my life and all that it meant to me ...' Peter Daly
100 Ways to Overcome Shyness is a powerful collection of useful information, case studies, and exercises on how to manage your shyness so you can communicate with people you don't know very well (or at all) in a wide range of personal and professional settings and circumstances. Easy-to-use conversation starters are interspersed with lists and exercises throughout the book. There are also chapters on getting out of awkward conversations graciously, plus valuable tips and insights on how to deal with shyness for those with social anxiety or those who are on the Autism spectrum. Each chapter also contains talking points to give you springboards for discussion. 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will show you how to: Feel more comfortable at parties, meetings, and group gatheringsNavigate your way through awkward situationsDeal positively with the fear of rejectionCommunicate more effectively at work and in your daily lifeHandle arguments and other emotional situationsDeal effectively with difficult people If you feel your shyness has held you back and prevented you from living fully, 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will give you the tools you need to change your life, once and for all.
"Well-written and well-organized. Strongly recommended for anyone preparing for a job interview."--Library JournalLearn the secrets to excelling at job interviews, directly from top interviewers and recruiters.You can't prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions a potential employer might ask, which ones will they ask? And what should you say?After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here's the book that will give you the answer.101 JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU'LL NEVER FEAR AGAIN is based on direct input from top interviewers. It offers powerful preparation techniques, the lowdown on how to answer the most common questions and - above all - how to adopt a winning mindset at interviews, one that will help you stand out from the pack and land the job.From classic questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "What are your greatest weaknesses?" to puzzlers like "Sell me this pen" and "How many traffic lights are there in New York?," James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking and gives you the best possible answers.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mr. Taxman is back with essential money-saving tax tips for 2016-2017 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! is the Australian taxpayer's essential guide to maximising returns. Comprehensively updated for 2016-2017, this indispensable resource explains all of the changes to the May 2016 budget to help you pay what you owe and not a penny more. You'll find answers to common questions, tax traps to avoid and plenty of tips from Mr. Taxman himself that can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars! Leverage your business, education, family, property, medical expenses, levies, shares and superannuation to get the tax return you deserve - and are fully entitled to under Australian law. You'll also find expert advice for tax-effective investments, tax planning and how to find a great accountant, so you can position yourself for an even bigger return next year! Taxes are important, and they pay for things that are fundamental to a functioning society - but the government is only entitled to so much of your money. This book helps you determine exactly how much that is, so you can stop overpaying and start maximising your return. Maximise deductions for your family, business, investments and more Understand the latest changes to tax law Identify traps and errors before it's too late Access planning and filing tips for your specific situation Every year, so many Australians overpay their tax due to confusion surrounding tax law. Don't allow obscure language and complicated deductions to take money out of your pocket this year. It's your money, and you worked hard for it. Why pay more than you have to? 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax -Legally! shows you how to maximise deductions to maximise returns, and make sense out of your tax.
11+ English Practice Papers 2: For 11+, pre-test and independent school exams including CEM, GL and ISEBby Andrew Hammond
Following on from Practice Papers 1, these papers further test pupils in preparation for the most challenging of pre-tests and 11+ independent school entrance exams. Includes six model papers, each containing a comprehension and a writing paper that include a total of 104 comprehension questions, 31 spelling, grammar and punctuation questions and 15 writing tasks. - Develops and perfects exam technique for all major pre-tests and 11+ independent school exams including Consortium, CEM, GL and ISEB- Teaches pupils to improve their response rates with timed papers- A variety of exam paper styles to build exam-room confidence- Identifies weaker areas and improves results with detailed answers and commentary- Builds familiarity of the way long-format 11+ tests are presented- Tackles comprehension questions to make pupils think closely about the textThe brand new 11+ and pre-test range has been constructed to help pupils follow a three step revision journey ..Step 1) 11+ English Revision GuideStep 2) Practice Papers11+ English Practice Papers 111+ English Practice Papers 2Step 3) WorkbooksSpelling and Vocabulary Workbook Age 8-10 Reading and Comprehension Workbook Age 9-11 Grammar and Punctuation Workbook Age 8-10 Writing Workbook Age 9-11
11+ English Practice Papers: For 11+, pre-test and independent school exams including CEM, GL and ISEBby Victoria Burrill
Practice papers to test pupils ahead of pre-tests and 11+ independent school entrance exams. Includes six model papers, each containing a comprehension and a writing paper that includes a total of 67 comprehension questions and 12 writing tasks. - Develops and perfects exam technique for all major pre-tests and 11+ independent school exams including Consortium, CEM, GL and ISEB- Teaches pupils to improve their response rates with timed papers- A variety of exam paper styles to build exam-room confidence- Identifies weaker areas and improves results with detailed answers and commentary- Builds familiarity of the way short-format 11+ tests are presentedThe brand new 11+ and pre-test range has been constructed to help pupils follow a three step revision journey ..Step 1) 11+ English Revision GuideStep 2) Practice Papers11+ English Practice Papers 111+ English Practice Papers 2Step 3) WorkbooksSpelling and Vocabulary Workbook Age 8-10 Reading and Comprehension Workbook Age 9-11 Grammar and Punctuation Workbook Age 8-10 Writing Workbook Age 9-11
Dear Reader,You've probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel's pregnant, and she says she can't handle the stress in our household anymore. My thirteen-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe it's my fault. As a widower I spoiled her-Jolene was reading over my shoulder just now and says that's not true. She claims Rachel ruined everything. But that's not true. The real question is: How can I get my wife back? I don't even know where she is. She's not with Teri Polgar or any of her other friends from the salon. The other question is...when will Jolene grow up and stop acting like such a brat? Of course, I'm not the only one in town with problems. Linc Wyse's father-in-law is trying to destroy his business. And you know Charlotte Rhodes? Seems she's becoming forgetful, and the family's worried about her and Ben. Lots of other stuff going on-but Rachel is better at keeping up with it than I am.If you have any idea where my wife is, give me a call. Please.Bruce Peyton
International Thriller Writers Award finalist Gil Reavill returns with another riveting crime novel featuring detective Layla Remington--perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Nevada Barr. As 13 Under the Wire unfolds, Layla's dark and traumatic past threatens to explode into the here and now. Los Angeles is in the grip of a monster riot. After thirty-six straight hours on duty, sheriff's detective Layla Remington makes an error that could cost her badge. Shell-shocked, she retreats to the LASD's temporary staging area: a once-grand mansion that Layla knows from what seems like a lifetime ago. . . . It's ten years earlier. Layla is twenty-two, a probationary cadet at the police academy. A childhood friend has died tragically in Tijuana, and Layla finds herself once again enmeshed in the lavish lives of the über-wealthy Loushane family. The privileged kids she grew up with are taking their places among the upper crust. But as Layla wraps up the late Simon Loushane's affairs, she stumbles upon a clue to something very sinister that haunts the family. Unable to quell her curiosity, Layla pulls at the threads of greed and tragedy--and unravels a twisted history of evil that stretches from the Gold Coast of Mexico to the Sonora Desert. And now, a decade later, those demons have come back to claim her.
He is obsessed with her innocence. He will be destroyed by her guilt.The walls were champagne. The house was immaculate. A prosperous doctor lived there with his son and his beautiful wife. But the elegant walls hid a family's secret, a wife's shame. And one day shots rang out in the doctor's house. Suddenly Jennifer Witt was in jail, facing the death penalty.Jennifer insisted that she had not killed her abusive husband -- and she could never have killed her own son. Dismas Hardy believed her. But Hardy was only part of the defense team, and the only lawyer who continued to believe her...even as her story was torn to pieces, even as her lies came out, even as she was found guilty of murder.Now there's only one thing Jennifer can do to save her life...and she refuses to do it. So Hardy must do it for her. And in a shocking case of violence, betrayal, and lies, his only weapon is the truth...The 13th Juror...When innocence is not enough.
Stephen Dixon's stories and novels have an original, immediately recognizable sound and feel --a weird blend of Franz Kafka and Frank Capra. Readers of his previous work will find in 14 Stories that same wry, inventive, knife-edged humor that has come to characterize his distinctive style. With an adroit use of language and a keen eye for the quirky, offbeat side of human nature, Dixon creates a world as viewed through a fish-eye lens--slightly distorted and off-center, yet recognizable and often familiar.
With San Francisco under siege and every cop a suspect, the Women's Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city-and each other. With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women's Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone-and now all of Lindsay's co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grows, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it's too late. With shocking twists and riveting suspense, 14TH DEADLY SIN, proves yet again that when it comes to suspense fiction, in the words of Jeffrey Deaver: "nobody does it better" than James Patterson.
Detective Lindsay Boxer chases an elusive suspect...her husband.As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay's husband Joe vanishes. The deeper she digs, the more Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde. Thrown into a tailspin and questioning everything she thought she knew, Lindsay turns to the Women's Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth. Filled with pulse-pounding international intrigue, 15TH AFFAIR proves that all is fair in love, war, and espionage.
In this love letter to his father, former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby shares memories of Bing Crosby on the golf course, and the lessons he taught him about the game and about life. With a Foreword by Jack Nicklaus."Bing Crosby was a great ambassador for our game, as well as a great man," hails longtime friend and golf partner, Jack Nicklaus. The beloved singer and star was also an extraordinary teacher who instilled an abiding passion and mastery of the game in his youngest son, Nathaniel. Winning the US Amateur at nineteen, Nathaniel went on to compete in high-level professional tournaments for his entire life.In 18 Holes with Bing, Nathaniel introduces us to the Bing Crosby he and his family knew--not the beloved singer who played golf, but a golfer who sang to pay his country club dues. Nathaniel shares exclusive stories about this American icon golfing, working, and playing with some of the most famous people in history--royalty, titans of industry, stars of stage and screen, and champions of the green, including Bob Hope, Dwight Eisenhower, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Louis Armstrong. At the book's heart is an intimate account of a father and a son--how a mutual love of golf formed an exceptional emotional bond.Full of anecdotes, vignettes, and recollections of Bing's time on the course, the tournaments he created and later sponsored, and the constant encouragement he showed his son, 18 Holes with Bing honors this celebrated golfer, entertainer, and father, and illuminates his life as never before.
Sherry Moore, a beautiful, blind psychic, has the extraordinary ability to 'see' the last eighteen seconds of a murder victim's life by touching the corpse. She uses her gift to help others solve mysteries only she can tap into. Serial killer Earl Sykes never got caught for his vicious murders. Instead, it was a deadly auto accident that landed him in prison. Now, years later, he is free and hungry for revenge. Setting his sights on Lieutenant Kelly O'Shaughnessy, the daughter of his captor, he returns to his seaside hometown of Wildwood, New Jersey - and to his gruesome, murderous ways. When Lieutenant O'Shaughnessybegins to investigate the disappearance of young women from desolate areas of the boardwalk, she encounters frustrating dead-end clues and more deaths. Her desperation leads her to accept Sherry's help, but not without consequences. Together, the two women set out to discover the identity of the killer and become entangled in a dangerous web that could cost them their lives. With two memorable heroines, pulse-pounding suspense, and twists that will keep readers guessing until the last pages, 18 SECONDS introduces a powerful writing talent to the suspense scene.
At age fifteen, Ned Halloran lost both of his parents--and almost his own life--when the Titanic sank. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland of Ireland and enrolls at Saint Edna's school in Dublin. Saint Edna's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse--who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes deeply involved with the growing revolution . . . and the sacrifices it will demand.Through Ned's eyes, Morgan Llywelyn's 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom--inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I. It is a story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire.
The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924--the year that made a monsterBefore Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich. Everything that would come--the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea--all of it crystallized in one defining year. 1924 was the year that Hitler spent locked away from society, in prison and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was a year of deep reading and intensive writing, a year of courtroom speeches and a treason trial, a year of slowly walking gravel paths and spouting ideology while working feverishly on the book that became his manifesto: Mein Kampf.Until now, no one has fully examined this single and pivotal period of Hitler's life. In 1924, Peter Ross Range richly depicts the stories and scenes of a year vital to understanding the man and the brutality he wrought in a war that changed the world forever.
1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Foreverby Bill Madden
1954: Perhaps no single baseball season has so profoundly changed the game forever. In that year-the same in which the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education, that segregation of the races be outlawed in America's public schools-Larry Doby's Indians won an American League record 111 games, dethroned the five-straight World Series champion Yankees, and went on to play Willie Mays's Giants in the first World Series that featured players of color on both teams. Seven years after Jackie Robinson had broken the baseball color line, 1954 was a triumphant watershed season for black players-and, in a larger sense, for baseball and the country as a whole. While Doby was the dominant player in the American League, Mays emerged as the preeminent player in the National League, with a flair and boyish innocence that all fans, black and white, quickly came to embrace. Mays was almost instantly beloved in 1954, much of that due to how seemingly easy it was for him to live up to the effusive buildup from his Giants manager, Leo Durocher, a man more widely known for his ferocious "nice guys finish last" attitude. Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Bill Madden delivers the first major book to fully examine the 1954 baseball season, drawn largely from exclusive recent interviews with the major players themselves, including Mays and Doby as well as New York baseball legends from that era: Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford of the Yankees, Monte Irvin of the Giants, and Carl Erskine of the Dodgers. 1954 transports readers across the baseball landscape of the time-from the spring training camps in Florida and Arizona to baseball cities including New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and Cleveland-as future superstars such as Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and others entered the leagues and continued to integrate the sport. Weaving together the narrative of one of baseball's greatest seasons with the racially charged events of that year, 1954 demonstrates how our national pastime-with the notable exception of the Yankees, who represented "white supremacy" in the game-was actually ahead of the curve in terms of the acceptance of black Americans, while the nation at large continued to struggle with tolerance.
David is known as Israel's greatest king, but he was certainly not a super-hero. He had to fight many difficult battles to establish his throne, and when he did become king, he committed murder, adultery, and brought disaster on his family. He was a man with all-too-human failings who was far from perfect, yet he was also a man after God's own heart. David depended on God's grace for forgiveness when he stumbled--the same grace that is available to us today. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at the historical period beginning with David's struggle to establish his throne, continuing through his sin and repentance, and concluding with the tragic rebellion of his son Absalom. Studies include close-up examinations of Joab, Amnon, Tamar, Absalom, and others, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as "Obedience and Blessing" and being a "Man After God's Own Heart." The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.