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Amid ancient redwoods and sun-dappled reeds, the Perdido River runs clear and cold from the mountains of Soledad County to the Blue Pacific. A wildlife refuge and a pristine recreational area, the river brings tourists to the old lumber town of cape Perdido ... and flows through the memories and hearts of the rugged people who have settled there since the Gold Rush days. Now that is about to change. An out-of-state corporation wants to pump the river nearly dry and float the water to southern California's thirsty cities in huge rubber rafts. With lobbyists, lawyers, and dirty tricks, the company intends to get what it wants - any way it can. Against this corporate Goliath, a community protest group and four unusual individuals are drawing a line in the sand. Flying in from New York City, ecologist Jessie Domingo hopes to grab headlines for her cause. Environmentalist Joseph Openshaw has come back to the home, and the secrets, he left behind decades ago. His former lover, local restaurateur Steph Pace, fears both the emotions and the ghosts arriving to haunt her. And old man Timothy McNear, owner of the defunct mill that once employed most of the town, silently broods about the sins he has hidden for too long. But no one envisions what will happen when the crack of a sniper's bullet sets off a chain of desperate acts. As the peace of this small town is shattered, murder stains Cape Perdido, and one by one, those who stand tall for a cause may be swept away by the current of a town's ugly truths - and a killer's revenge.--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
(back of book)Two Bodies, one spear gun, and a murder suspect. But did Morgan Cleary's husband really kill her parents? A brutal double-murder has struck fear into the heart of the peaceful Cape Refuge community. The crime weapon belongs to the victims' son-in-law, but Police Chief Cade remains unconvinced that his best friend took the lives of Thelma and Wayne Owens. The Owens' ministry, a halfway house shelters individuals far more questionable than Jonathan Cleary. now people are concerned that it may house a murderer who could strike again. Shattered by her parents' deaths, Morgan Cleary struggles to keep Hanover house running while her husband sits in jail. her sister, Blair is no help. Embittered by the scars of her past, Blair wants no part of her dead parents' ministry or their Christian faith. She wants to sell the house -- until her determination search to find the true killer uncovers some startling findings. A lethal race against time ensures for Morgan, Blair and Cade, with far more than Hanover House at stake.
Set in the South, volumes one and two from the Cape Refuge suspense series by Terri Blackstock come together under one cover. A unique island setting, close-knit relationships, fast-paced action, and underlying themes of faith combine to make for reading you can't put down at a value you can't turn down.
In the fourth installment of this fun, girl-power series, Zoe Richards is spending her spring break at superhero camp, where she'll perfect her Super skills. As usual, though, things don't quite go as planned. Will Kid Zoom be called on to save the day--or will she be crowded out by 500 other superhero campers?
Mild-mannered Zoe Richards was just your average 6th grader, celebrating her 12th birthday, when an ear-piercing debacle convinced her grandfather to tell her the truth: she's a superhero. And she'd better start training to use her superspeed and superstrength, because pretty soon she's going to be called upon to save the world.
When Zoe Richards, 6th-grade superhero, gets the news that a local company is dumping toxic waste into the river, it's time to direct those new superpowers into some toxic avenging. Can she stop the company from polluting her town, keep her superpowers secret, and still make it home in time for dinner? Stay tuned. . . .From the Trade Paperback edition.
When Zoe Richards, 6th-grade superhero, gets the news that a local company is dumping toxic waste into the river, it's time to direct those new superpowers into some toxic avenging. Can she stop the company from polluting her town, keep her superpowers secret, and still make it home in time for dinner? Stay tuned. . . .
Lindsay has turned ruthless Sicilian Alessio Capelli down once before, but he's determined she won't do it again--he will use her and discard her! Circumstance has provided him with the ideal opportunity: Lindsay has been forced to step into her missing sister's shoes and work for him. This time Alessio will be the one in control. He relishes the thought of having a virgin in his bed, and he'll do everything to keep her captive--until he's ready to dismiss her. . . .
The latest in the beloved Stanley Hastings series--the unlikeliest private eye in New York City, who doesn't even carry a gun Poor Stanley Hastings. After getting hired by a hitman and nearly getting shot, the put-upon PI needed some fun, so when a gorgeous damsel in distress walks through his office door she seems just what the doctor ordered. Wrong again. The fair maiden turns out to be a married mom who wants Stanley to find out why her teenage daughter is skipping school. Playing truant officer isn't exactly Stanley's idea of fun, but at least it should be easy. Fat chance. Stanley being Stanley, nothing goes right, nothing is as it seems, bodies start to pile up, and faster than you can say 'fall guy,' guess who's left holding the bag?
How did the White House become white? Who designed the capital city? What is the Washington Monument made of? Find the answers to these questions and man more about our stunning national capital, Washington D.C., within the pages of this illuminating book by award-winning author and illustrator Lynn Curlee.
An essential guide to valuation techniques and financial analysis With the collapse of the economy and financial systems, many institutions are reevaluating what they are willing to spend money on. Project valuation is key to both cost effectiveness measures and shareholder value. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive examination of critical capital budgeting topics. Coverage extends from discussing basic concepts, principles, and techniques to their application to increasingly complex, real-world situations. Throughout, the book emphasizes how financially sound capital budgeting facilitates the process of value creation and discusses why various theories make sense and how firms can use them to solve problems and create wealth. Offers a strategic focus on the application of various techniques and approaches related to a firm's overall strategy Provides coverage of international topics based on the premise that managers should view business from a global perspective Emphasizes the importance of using real options Comprised of contributed chapters from both experienced professionals and academics, Capital Budgeting Valuation offers a variety of perspectives and a rich interplay of ideas related to this important financial discipline.
Berkeley homicide detectives Barnes and Iris are called to investigate the murder of legislator Davida Grayson. A lobbyist for stem cell research, Davida has a long list of enemies. As the detectives probe further, they find that there was trouble not only in her political life but also in her private life and more, that someone has been digging into her past life. Is the reason for Davida's death political or personal? In her past or her present?
A story of crime in the highest of places, the White House, as a crazy faith-healer infiltrates the government and threatens the western world as we know it.
Will Lee, the courageous and uncompromising senator from Georgia, is back-now as President of the United States-in this fifth book of the New York Times bestselling series that began with Chiefs.<P> When a prominent conservative politician is killed inside his lakeside cabin, authorities have no suspect in sight. And two more seemingly different deaths might be linked to the same murderer. From a quiet D.C. suburb to the corridors of power to a deserted island hideaway in Maine, Will, his CIA director wife, Kate, and the FBI will track their man, set a trap-and await the most dangerous kind of quarry, a killer with a cause to die for...
"Whatever happened to that good4ooking army captain you were dating?" "He escorted me to oflly two social functions, Gog. I would hardly call that dating. Mter the second time, every gossip column and tabloid in the countrr' was spreading rumors about our pending engagement." The entire episode was one she still found irritating. "To be honest, Gog, I can't remember the last time I went on a date without a horde of photographers in tow, not to mention the Secret Service." "My, I do believe I detect a trace of bitterness," Bliss murmured, a gleam of approval in her eyes. Jocelyn missed it, her attention focused inward on all the resentment that churned inside, resentment that had been to~long repressed. "I'm afraid it's more than a trace. It's closer to a volcano, all hot and bubbling, about to explode." "I'm relieved to see you are still human, after all." Bliss announced, practically beaming. "You have been such a paragon of charm and good manners these last three and a half years, that I was certain you were on the verge of sainthood. I was beginning to wonder if you were really my granddaughter." In spite of herself Jocelyn laughed, feeling some of her tension dissipate with it. "One day-that's all I want, Gog. One day to myself-without anyone watching me. One day to be Jane Doe, instead of Jocelyn Wakefield, the president's daughter."
Capital Markets in India: An Investor's Guide aims to provide the first comprehensive book on investing in the India markets. India is right now at the forefront of globalization. The book's focus is on the equity market, but it also addresses derivatives, fixed income, and foreign direct investments. Chapter topics include facts about the Indian economy; the Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) regulations, registration process, and applications; detail about the market regulation and the regulator; the very important market safeguards built into the Indian market systems; and lists of companies ranked by various criteria such as capitalization, turnover, industry, and earnings. The book even supplies investors and traders with contact information for many of the key institutions and market players. Readers will not only gain basic information about how the markets in India work, but also the contacts and facts to help them with their own investing plan.
Late at night KC and Marshall are sleeping out on the White House lawn when they see suspicious lights flickering at the top of the Washington Monument. If that's not strange enough, the next day a monkey is found inside the building! KC and Marshall set off on a wild adventure to solve a 100-year-old mystery that involves a jewel thief, long-lost diamonds, and one of Washington's most famous and historic landmarks.
All aboard the D.C. train for the 13th book in the Washington mystery series, Capital Mysteries!Marshall and KC have tickets to ride! They're taking the express train from Union Station--it even has a special VIP car at the back just for the vice president, the kids, and the secret service agents to travel in. But while KC and Marshall are exploring the train, someone unhitches the vice president's car! And now that someone is searching, car by car, for KC and Marshall. There's nowhere to run!From the Trade Paperback edition.
All aboard the D. C. train for the 13th book in the Washington mystery series, Capital Mysteries! Marshall and KC have tickets to ride! They're taking the express train from Union Station-it even has a special VIP car at the back just for the vice president, the kids, and the secret service agents to travel in. But while KC and Marshall are exploring the train, someone unhitches the vice president's car! And now that someone is searching, car by car, for KC and Marshall. There's nowhere to run! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Late at night KC and Marshall are sleeping out on the White House lawn when they see suspicious lights flickering at the top of the Washington Monument. If that's not strange enough, the next day a monkey is found inside the building! KC and Marshall set off on a wild adventure to solve a 100-year-old mystery that involves a jewel thief, long-lost diamonds, and one of Washington's most famous and historic landmarks. From the Trade Paperback edition.
STONY MAN. Dedicated to a seek-and-destroy mandate when presidential directive sends them into the heat of battle, the cyber and commando teams of Stony Man hit hard and fast to remove threats of global magnitude. Now a secret terrorist organization has hacked its way into defense satellites--opening a trapdoor to Hell. . . CAPITAL OFFENSIVE. America stands virtually defenseless as global security is compromised and nations prepare for the final conflagration that will end civilization. Stony Man gets a lead on a rogue Argentinean general and his twisted vision of a scorched and reborn planet Earth, but tracking the technology and the masters of destruction is a race where seconds count. . . and the loser will be humanity itself.
"Energetic, thoughtful first in a new series . . . Fans of intelligent thrillers will eagerly await the next installment." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Alyshia D'Cruz, daughter of Indian tycoon Frank D'Cruz, has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. After a boozy evening out, she gets in the wrong cab home. Enter Charles Boxer. Ex-army, ex-police, he has found his niche in private security. His specialty: kidnap and recovery. When D'Cruz hires Boxer to find Alyshia, Boxer knows Frank's crooked business empire has made him plenty of enemies. Despite the vast D'Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don't want cash, instead favoring a cruel and lethal game. But the British government doesn't want its big new investor to lose his daughter in the heart of the capital. The MI6 office in India follows Boxer's lead, and soon it seems more lives than Alyshia's are at stake as the trail crosses paths with a terrorist plot on British soil. To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters, and London's homegrown crime lords. Capital Punishment is a thrilling journey to the dark side of people and places that lie just out of view, waiting for the moment to tear a life apart.
This second edition aims to be an encyclopedic collection of information on the topic, covering many of the debates from several perspectives, including discussions on whether more innocent people than guilty are being executed, and if the death penalty is indeed effective as a crime deterrent. Includes an extensive chronology and a guide for further research wells, such as Internet and bibliographic sources for students, researchers, attorneys, law enforcement officers and anybody else interested in the debate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Each book in this series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite law and opinions to aid in critical analysis; paratextual questions encourage reader engagement; and all sources are fully documented and grouped by the side of the argument. Explores the debates surrounding the death penalty: Is the state ever justified in taking a human life? How severe must a crime be to warrant the death penalty? Is capital punishment an effective deterrent to crime?
Married to some of Washington, D. C. 's most influential men, Bethany, Deanna and Marisol are on the guest list at every high-profile political and social event. And when they meet at a fundraiser, they forge a deep, unexpected friendship. Beneath the glamour, all three are struggling to hide the void in their marriages. Bethany's teenage stepdaughter is wreaking chaos at home, and to escape Bethany begins writing an anonymous, dirt-dishing gossip column. Deanna is a successful event planner, longing for a baby and unaware of her husband's double life. Marisol, too, is desperate to start a family, and starting to question her husband's commitment, and her own. As their friendship deepens, Bethany, Marisol and Deanna help each other decide how far they'll go to fulfill their desires. Because in passion-as in politics-one mistake can change everything....
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