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Brooklyn. Early June. A man strolls into a candy store, pulls out a sawed-off shotgun, and blows away two people: owner Yetta Zimmerman and her customer, NYPD Lt. Joe Gallagher. Suddenly it is a very hot summer for Detective Lt. Tony Scanlon. For this is just the first in a series of brutal, inexplicable hits that lead Scanlon on a journey into the nightmare universe that cops and criminals cohabit . . . and deep into the private tragedies of his own life . . . then deeper still into his other life, the job, where he uncovers a frightening hidden world riddled with suspects in blue. But it all begins with the opening double murder...
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A journalist searches for the true story of his glamorous sibling's deathWhen rock star J. C. Tripper died, only his brother Lee was by his side, and in the decades since, Lee has been deviled by questions of what really happened that night in Tangier. He thinks he knows the truth, but his recollection of that final drug-soaked bender is about to be called into question. An old acquaintance mails Lee a Nazi pistol and four Polaroid pictures of a dead body--an invitation to reopen a long-cold murder investigation. Lee then reconnects with Sam Innis, onetime best friend to the brothers Tripper, who urges him to track down J.C.'s former bandmates and music industry contacts. That night, Lee's girlfriend, a bestselling conspiracy theorist, is tortured to death in her tub. As his brother comes back to haunt him, Lee must unravel the mystery of J.C.'s last days, or risk joining him behind the velvet rope at the great after-party in the sky.
A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist. With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her career, Highsmith brought a keen literary eye and a genius for plumbing the psychopathic mind to more than thirty works of fiction, unparalleled in their placid deviousness and sardonic humor. With deadpan accuracy, she delighted in creating true sociopaths in the guise of the everyday man or woman. Now, one of her finest works is again in print: A Suspension of Mercy, a masterpiece of noir fantasy. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life. "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith."--Time "Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing ....bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."--The New Yorker
The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author and "master of the modern thriller,"* about a father who is forced to make a choice with unspeakable consequences When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one to turn to for financial support. In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter's new best friend, who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny's situation and out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter's tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money, promising to pay Galvin back. What transpires is something Danny never imagined. The moment the money is wired into his account, the DEA comes knocking on his door. Danny's impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money that he can't afford to fight in court, or an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment helping the government get close to his new family friend. As Danny begins to lie to everyone in his life, including those he loves most in the world, he must decide once and for all who the real enemy is or risk losing everything--and everyone--that matters to him. *The Boston Globe
Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then, on the night of February 26, 2012, a black seventeen-year-old boy walking to a friend's home carrying only his cell phone, candy, and a fruit drink, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch coordinator.And in July 2013, the trial of Zimmerman for murder captivated the public, as did his eventual acquittal.In her provocative and landmark book, Suspicion Nation, Lisa Bloom, who covered the trial from gavel to gavel, posits that none of this was a surprise: Our laws, culture, and blind spots created the conditions that led to Trayvon Martin's death, and made George Zimmerman's acquittal by far the most likely outcome.America today holds an unhealthy preoccupation with firearms that has led to the expansion of gun rights to surreal extremes. America now has not only the highest per capita gun ownership rate in the world (almost one gun per American), but the highest rate of gun deaths. Despite the strides America has made, fighting a bloody Civil War to end slavery, eradicating Jim Crow laws, teaching tolerance, and electing an African American president, racial inequality persists throughout our country, in employment, housing, education, the media, and most institutions. And perhaps most destructively of all, racial biases run deep in every level of our criminal justice system. Suspicion Nation captures a court system and a country conflicted and divided over issues of race, violence, and gun legislation.
Barbara Parker brings back two of her most beloved characters in the third legal thriller featuring attorneys Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana!After turning down a lucrative partnership in a prestigious Miami law firm to start her own business, Gail has become engaged to Anthony--her longtime friend and lover. Embarking on this new life together inevitably opens the door to Anthony's past--a shadowy past containing an unspeakable tragedy. Now, as Gail accepts her first major case, elements from Anthony's past and present come together to threaten his entire family, and endanger his future with Gail. . . .
In the third title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Deceit, Gail Connor has recently become engaged to her lover, Anthony Quintana. Disturbing revelations about his past life come to light. As a rebellious and idealistic youth, he traveled to Central America with a different lover and a friend; he ended up with a lifetime of lies to cover up a violent tragedy and a secret at the heart of the Cuban expatriate community that someone considers worth killing for, over and over again, in order to to keep it concealed.
Theft, flood, fire--someone was trying to destroy the home for troubled girls that Denni Mahoney had worked so hard to build. It was obvious her neighbors didn't want them around, but could the girls' pasts be the source of even greater menace?As the detective on the case, Reece Corrigan had to figure out what was going on at Mahoney House--and keep the unnervingly attractive Denni safe. And though the attacks hadn't been successful, Reece feared it was only a matter of time before the perpetrator's focus shifted from the house...to Denni herself.
In the first title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Innocence, Gail Connor is a fast-rising attorney in a major law firm, about to make partner--until her life is derailed by the discovery of her sister's murdered body and the quick revelation that Gail herself is the prime suspect. Gail must fight for her life as she gets a firsthand look at the dark underside of the legal system.
A romantic trip to the Florida Keys turns deadly as Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana return in another thrilling murder mystery.When a young former client of Quintana's comes under investigation for murder, it seems like an open-and-shut case of innocence. But strange lies and more dead bodies lie hidden in the lush landscape of the Keys. As Gail and Anthony meet the island's odd assortment of inhabitants, they find that everyone has a scheme of his or her own. Now a tropical storm looms overhead, trapping them all in a tinderbox of explosive danger and deep passions.In this seventh title in her Suspicion series, author Barbara Parker delivers all the intrigue, romance, and suspense that hold readers, new and old, on the edge of their seats.
Why is Cuban General Vega: so important to the CIA? The answer leads to the discovery of a violent death, a secret terrorist threat, and a love from the past that could tear Gale and Anthony apart.
In the eighth title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Rage, Gail Connor agrees to accompany her new husband, Anthony Quintana, to his beloved native Cuba. Caught between a family that supports the Revolution; ties to a radical underground group; a threatening secret message from the CIA to his brother-in-law, a Cuban General; threats of terrorism; and a long-lost love, the hard-won peace of a new family is at risk.
Everyone's a suspect in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's latest book in The Battling McGuire Boys Mark Montgomery will never forget the night Ava McGuire galloped onto his ranch terrified out of her mind.<P><P> Once he'd saved his best friend's sister from harm, the hardest part was letting her go. Now she's seeking safe haven again-and rekindling desire that will engulf them both. Uncovering the truth about that long-ago night plunges Ava into a world where no one can be trusted. Except maybe the rancher she has loved for years... But with a vengeful killer stalking them and passion drawing them inexorably closer, will Mark's secrets be their downfall...?
The Battling McGuire Boys have a kid sister who's in a heap of trouble! It'll take a very brave, half crazy and super special man to take on Ava McGuire and her five big and bad brothers. Neighbor rancher Mark Montgomery has the guts and guns to face any foe for Ava's favor. He's long carried a burning flame for the girl next door except…those brothers of hers wouldn't take kindly to anyone dating their little sis. But all bets are off when a stalker threatens Ava's life and she turns to Mark for comfort, protection and a lot more. Mark will stop at nothing to keep Ava safe even if it means taking on one sick stalker along with the whole McGuire clan.Like it? Want more? SUSPICIONS Part 2 of 3 by Cynthia Eden available now!
Rattled from way too many close calls with her unrelenting pursuer, Ava McGuire finds comfort reconnecting with her family and strength with Mark Montgomery by her side. But what she doesn't know about Mark's shady past could change everything for her and them together. Isolating Ava from Mark and her family was just what her stalker wanted. It's what he's wanted all along… Mark is one tough hombre. Find out how he gets the girl and the bad guy in SUSPICIONS Part 3 of 3 by Cynthia Eden available now!
Locked, loaded--aimed and ready. But who is Ava McGuire's stalker? Ava is determined to find out and NOT to let her brothers sideline her like she's still the "baby" they have to coddle. As for Mark Montgomery, he's too much man to just turn off. As much as Ava may want to prove she can face any foe alone she needs him. Forgiveness is a choice for Ava as much as swallowing her pride to avenge her family name. Mark and Ava have a score to settle and the McGuires are in for one bad battle.
Cold-blooded predators lurk in the Everglades-and not all of them are gators When Jesse Crane returned to his roots to serve on the Miccosukee police force, he'd hoped to leave behind the violence of the city and the memories of his murdered wife. But bodies start to pile up in Jesse's corner of the sultry Florida swampland... As he probes these crimes, Jesse is drawn to the beautiful Lorena Fortier, a new hire at the local gator farm and research facility. Lorena is a little too interested in Jesse's investigation, but before he can uncover her true motives, they're both pulled into a dangerous web of greed, ambition and animal cunning. To survive, they'll have to decide whether they can trust each other...before the hunters become the hunted. BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! The Sheriff of Shelter Valley by USA TODAY bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn Six months ago, Beth woke up with no memory of her past, a bruised face and a little boy who called her "Mama." Until her memory returns, the most dangerous thing she can do is to fall for the sheriff-the one man who can uncover the truth and destroy the person she's become.
DANGER LURKED IN THE SWAMP'S DARK DEPTHS Big-city lawyer Lorena Fortier's suspicions about her father's death brought her to a small Florida town nestled in the Everglades. Then whoever-or whatever-had killed her father started claiming more victims, and Lorena knew she was in over her head. Sinfully attractive Jesse Crane only complicated matters. Still reeling from his wife's brutal murder, the hardened cop plunged into the perilous investigation, and Lorena knew the evidence would lead him straight to her....As they faced a danger more menacing than any they had ever imagined, Lorena needed to put her life in Jesse's hands. Could she do the same with her heart and hope that a man who had once loved and lost would learn to love again...before time ran out?
What if you woke up with the alarming suspicion that you were being watched?One day in 2003, a patient unlike any other that Dr. Joel Gold had seen before was admitted to his unit at Bellevue Hospital. This man claimed he was being filmed constantly and that his life was being broadcast around the world like The Truman Show--the 1998 film depicting a man who is unknowingly living out his life as the star of a popular soap opera. Over the next few years, Dr. Gold saw a number of patients suffering from what he and his brother, Dr. Ian Gold, began calling the "Truman Show delusion," launching them on a quest to understand the nature of this particular phenomenon, of delusions more generally, and of madness itself. The current view of delusions is that they are the result of biology gone awry, of neurons in the brain misfiring. In contrast, the Golds argue that delusions are the result of the interaction between the brain and the social world. By exploring the major categories of delusion through fascinating case studies and marshaling the latest research in schizophrenia, the brothers reveal the role of culture and the social world in the development of psychosis--delusions in particular. Suspicious Minds presents a groundbreaking new vision of just how dramatically our surroundings can influence our brains.
Combining extraordinary true stories with the latest research, Joel and Ian Gold take us on a wild journey through the delusional brain to explore the intersection of neuroscience, biology, and culture.<P> Mr. A. was admitted to Dr. Joel Gold's inpatient unit at Bellevue Hospital in 2002. He was, he said, being filmed constantly, and his life was being broadcast around the world "like The Truman Show"--the 1998 film depicting a man who is unknowingly living out his life as the star of a popular soap opera. Over the next few years, Gold saw a number of patients suffering from what he and his brother, Dr. Ian Gold, began calling the "Truman Show Delusion," launching them on a quest to understand the nature of this particular phenomenon, of delusions more generally, and the nature of madness itself.<P> The current view of delusions is that they are the result of biology gone awry, of neurons in the brain misfiring. In contrast, the Golds argue, delusions are in fact the result of the interaction between the brain and the social world. By exploring the major categories of delusion via fascinating case studies and marshaling the latest research in schizophrenia, the brothers reveal the role of culture and the social world in the development of psychosis, notably delusions. The result is a groundbreaking new direction for thinking about the interaction of the brain and the world around us.<P> Sure to appeal to those who admire the work of Oliver Sacks, Steven Pinker, and Antonio Damasio, Suspicious Minds presents a fascinating study about just how dramatically our surroundings can influence our brains.<P>
One of the dog world's best kept secrets, the Sussex Spaniel excels as a companion dog, show dog and hunting dog. The breed's cheerful, happy spaniel disposition is well disguised by his soulful eyes, somber expression and furrowed brow. As Mrs. Joy Freed, widely regarded as the breed's savior, comments, "If you want a challenge and wish to work a fine traditional spaniel breed, then perhaps you should take a second look at the little brown jobs." The author of this volume, breeder Becki Jo Hirschy echoes this sentiment, describing the breed as "an amusing dog who loves to be the center of attention, grinning to show off his full complement of canine whites."This Special Rare-Breed Edition begins with a well-considered history of the breed in the UK and its development in the US. The author details the breed's characteristics and discusses the description outlined in the standard.This well-illustrated book offers advice that owners and potential owners alike will undoubtedly welcome, including finding a breeder and puppy, house-training, obedience lessons, routine care and a detailed discussion on healthcare written by respected veterinarian Dr. Lowell Ackerman. From feeding the puppy to grooming and exercise to the care of a senior dog, this comprehensive guide gives owners of the Sussex Spaniel a complete picture of the breed's requirements and needs.
Corporations are under increasing pressure from customers, investors, employees, legislators, banks, and insurance companies to embrace social and environmental responsibility. But Wall Street demands quarterly results, a stringent return on investment, and a short payback period. Up until now, there's been very little evidence expressed in business language showing the benefits of the "triple bottom line" relevant to the short- and long-term priorities of senior executives. So how can these seemingly incompatible goals be accomplished at the same time? Written in the pragmatic language of business leaders by a senior executive at Big Blue,The Sustainability Advantageshows that the business benefits of sustainable development strategies are quantifiable and real-and executives do not have to be tree-hugging environmental activists to reap these benefits. Each of the seven sustainability strategies presented in this practical guide are easy to grasp, yet powerful enough to lead to significant business opportunities, from reducing hiring and retention costs and improving productivity, to decreasing expenses and increasing revenue and shareholder value. Executives will especially appreciate a unique spreadsheet into which they can insert their own data to see for themselves whether the business case for sustainable initiatives is a profitable one for their company. Marketing Plans: * Ads inGreenMoney Journal, LOHAS Journal, Business Ethics * National print review campaign * National radio interviews * Web publicity on greenbiz. com and others * Direct mail to members of The World Business Council on Sustainable Development * Course adoption campaign Bob Willardrecently retired from his senior executive position at IBM to pursue his commitment to sustainable development full-time. Over his 35 years at IBM, Willard was recognized with numerous awards for outstanding leadership, HR development, marketing and sales. He lives in Ontario, Canada. Also Available Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business TP $21. 95, 0-86571-392-8 * USA
In colleges and universities across the United States, students, faculty, and staff are forging new paths to sustainability. From private liberal arts colleges to major research institutions to community colleges, sustainability concerns are being integrated into curricula, policies, and programs. New divisions, degree programs, and courses of study cross traditional disciplinary boundaries; Sustainability Councils become part of campus governance; and new sustainability issues link to historic social and educational missions. In this book, leaders from twenty-four colleges and universities offer their stories of institutional and personal transformation. These stories document both the power of leadership -- whether by college presidents, faculty, staff, or student activists -- and the potential for institutions to redefine themselves. Chapters recount, among other things, how inclusive campus governance helped mobilize students at the University of South Carolina; how a course at the Menominee Nations tribal college linked sustainability and traditional knowledge; how the president of Furman University convinced a conservative campus community to make sustainability a strategic priority; how students at San Diego State University built sustainability into future governance while financing a LEED platinum-certified student center; and how sustainability transformed pedagogy in a lecture class at Penn State. As this book makes clear, there are many paths to sustainability in higher education. These stories offer a snapshot of what has been accomplished and a roadmap to what is possible. Colleges and Universities covered include Arizona State University - Central College, Iowa - College of the Menominee Nation, Wisconsin - Curriculum for the Bio-region Project, Pacific Northwest - Drury University, Missouri - Emory University, Georgia - Florida A&M University - Furman University, South Carolina - Green Mountain College, Vermont - Kapolani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii - Pennsylvania State University -San Diego State University - Santa Clara University, California - Slippery Rock State University, Pennsylvania - Spelman College, Georgia - Unity College, Maine - University of Hawaii--Manoa - University of Michigan - University of South Carolina - University of South Florida - University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh - Warren Wilson College, North Carolina - Yale University
This book analyzes the sustainability of the five major sectors of society - government, business, ecology, resources and conservation. It explains innovative projects and policies.
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