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FletchHe's an investigative reporter whose methods are a little unorthodox. Currently he's living on the beach with the strung-out trying to find to the source of the drugs they live for. FletchHe's taking more than a little flack from his editor. She doesn't appreciate his style. Or the expense account items he's racking up. Or his definition of the word deadline. Or the divorce lawyers who keep showing up at the office.FletchSo when multimillionaire Alan Stanwyk offers Fletch the job of a lifetime, which could be worth a fortune, he's intrigued and decides to do a little investigation. What he discovers is that the proposition is anything but what it seems.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fletch, Too After a few delays and without the benefit of a rehearsal, it looks like Fletch is finally getting hitched. It's a small affair, just a few friends, the bride's parents, the groom's mother, and, just maybe, his father. Except Fletch's father is supposed to be dead. Fletch, Too But somebody delivered the letter, signed Fletch (senior) and containing an invitation (and a pair of plane tickets) to visit the old man in Nairobi for the honeymoon. Never mind Fletch and his bride were planning a ski trip to Colorado. Fletch, Too No sooner does the couple land in Africa (togged out for skiing!), then the search for Fletch's father begins. There's a murder at the airport, reports of the old man's incarceration, and the hospitality (and evasiveness) offered by pop's best friend, who flies them across the continent, just a step or two behind (or maybe ahead of) the old rascal.
As a fledgling reporter, Fletch is doing more flailing than anything else. That and floating around from department to department trying to figure where he fits in. His managing editor's got him pegged for the society pages, but the kind of society Fletch gets involved with is anything but polite. His first big interview, a millionaire lawyer with a crooked streak and an itch to give away some of his ill-gotten gains, ends up dead in the News-Tribune's parking lot before Fletch can ask question number one. So Fletch ends up going after the murderer instead, and ends up learning a thing or two about crime and punishment. At the same time, he's supposed to be covering (or maybe uncovering) a health spa that caters to all its clients needs, and gets hired as a very personal trainer. Never mind that he's supposed to be getting married at the end of the week; Fletch has a few other engagements to take care of first.
Business tycoon Sam Fletcher was used to getting his own way. He'd never been in a situation he couldn't handle. So when Josie Nolan broke the news to him that she was expecting his baby, Sam was a little shaken-but not deterred! A Fletcher baby meant one thing to Sam: marriage. It was the logical, sensible, responsible thing to do, wasn't it? But Josie wanted to marry for love, not logic. The baby's birth was imminent, so Sam needed to change her mind-quick!
Washington's rowdy lumber camps were no place for an innocent young beauty. And when lovely Rachel McKinnon caught the eye of Jonas Wilkes, she was truly in dire straits. Wilkes owned the lumber empire, the town, the people -- and now he wanted Rachel. Her only hope was the town's darkly handsome doctor, Griffin Fletcher. In a promise to her dying mother, Fletcher had reluctantIly promised to protect Rachel from harm. But the smoldering enmity he felt for Wilkes would erupt in passionate conflicts...for the young doctor, who had forsworn any chance of loving again, was now desperately in love with his ward, and she with him.
He hadn't been a practicing journalist for years, although people remembered him and he still has a few contacts. And he's pretty sure he hasn't paid his dues to the American Journalism Alliance anytime recently. But somebody has. Enjoying himself on the French Riviera, developing a killer tan, and sleeping with the neighbor's wife, Fletch is feeling pretty flush. But when agents Eggers and Fabens show up with a little more information about Fletch than is comfortable and an invitation to the A.J.A. convention, how could he refuse? Fletch's Fortune So he finds himself enlisted as a spy among his peers. But before he can even set up his surveillance, there's a murder. And almost everybody's a suspect. Because a lot of people were employed by Walter March, and most of them had a reason to hate him.
With this collection of proven recipes, you have the ideal problem-solving guide for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications on the Adobe Flash Platform. You'll find answers to hundreds of common problems you may encounter when using Adobe Flex, Flex 4 Framework, or Flash Builder, Adobe's GUI-based development tool. Flex 4 Cookbook has hands-on recipes for everything from Flex basics to solutions for working with visual components and data access, as well as tips on application development, unit testing, and Adobe AIR. Each recipe provides an explanation of how and why it works, and includes sample code that you can use immediately. You'll get results fast, whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology. It's a great way to jumpstart your next web application. Topics include: Using Spark Component Text Layout Framework Groups and Layout Spark List and ItemRenderer Images, bitmaps, videos, and sounds CSS, styling, and skinning States and Effects Working with Collections Using DataBinding Validation, formatting, and regular expressions Using Charts Services and Data Access Using RSLs and Modules Working with Adobe AIR 2.0
If you need to parse or process text data in Linux or Unix, this useful book explains how to use flex and bison to solve your problems quickly. flex & bison is the long-awaited sequel to the classic O'Reilly book, lex & yacc. In the nearly two decades since the original book was published, the flex and bison utilities have proven to be more reliable and more powerful than the original Unix tools. flex & bison covers the same core functionality vital to Linux and Unix program development, along with several important new topics. You'll find revised tutorials for novices and references for advanced users, as well as an explanation of each utility's basic usage and simple, standalone applications you can create with them. With flex & bison, you'll discover the wide range of uses these flexible tools offer.Address syntax crunching that regular expressions tools can't handle Build compilers and interpreters, and handle a wide range of text processing functions Interpret code, configuration files, or any other structured format Learn key programming techniques, including abstract syntax trees and symbol tables Implement a full SQL grammar-with complete sample code Use new features such as pure (reentrant) lexers and parsers, powerful GLR parsers, and interfaces to C++
SMALL CHANGES YIELD BIG RESULTS. Many diet books present readers with a single, inflexible program which forces them to stay on that diet or risk another dieting failure. Rather than teaching you just one way to lose ten or twenty or even fifty pounds, The Flex Diet shows you how to lose a single pound . . . in 200 different ways. A medically proven approach to weight loss from WebMD's heart expert, The Flex Diet allows you to create your own customized weight-loss plan--one that fits your lifestyle, is full of tasty and nutritious meals, boosts energy levels, and keeps the weight off for good. Start TODAY to lose five pounds: The Flex Diet begins with a two-week phase called "Today," when you begin to make small changes to your diet and lifestyle that will help you lose weight right now and create a blueprint to a new you. It's as easy as keeping a food diary, taking a multivitamin, and getting more sleep. Do it EVERY DAY and lose ten more pounds: Next, three weeks of "Every Day Solutions" introduce meal plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with dozens of tasty recipes and complete nutritional information. Heart healthy exercise and lifestyle options let you retool your life. Get yourself started on positive Every Day habits like storing leftovers before you eat, switching to skim milk, and walking during breaks at work. Have it YOUR WAY to keep inches off your waist: The "Your Way" phase offers nearly 100 more lifestyle changes and solutions that you can use to take things to the next level and continue a lifetime of slim and healthy living. The Flex Diet is an exciting new approach to a new you, your way.
This book provides an introduction to software-defined radio and cognitive radio, along with methodologies for applying knowledge representation, semantic web, logic reasoning and artificial intelligence to cognitive radio, enabling autonomous adaptation and flexible signaling. Readers from the wireless communications and software-defined radio communities will use this book as a reference to extend software-defined radio to cognitive radio, using the semantic technology described.
Individual mobility is one of the most important needs of modern society and an important link between private, public and economic life. In contrast, transport also entails severe environmental and social burdens, foiling current efforts for sustainable development. As the main source of CO2 emissions, transport is a prominent driver for climate change, and individual car traffic is responsible for nearly a third of the total energy consumption. However, we have to consider that many commuters feel indeed very dependent on their car. Here, ridesharing promises to contribute to environmental protection, while still offering individual mobility. Although ridesharing options have been discussed since many years, internet and smartphones provide completeley new opportunities to find ridesharing partners today. Thus, this book deals with current efforts on implementing flexible internet- and phone-based ridesharing services. With a main focus on the users' perspective, their demands and acceptance limits, we aim to explore success factors for non-profit, but also commercial ridesharing concepts.
Katy is determined to tame the wild horse she has seen running through her family's ranch. She even gave the horse a name-- Flicka.
When two suspicious plane accidents occur near an eastern airport, the two Hardy brothers investigate the case and find themselves in greater danger than they anticipated.
Describes the physical features, habits and habitat of flies, mosquitoes and midges.
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of flies and discusses some of the different kinds.
Saturday, 5:10 P.M. Sixteen-year-old Heidi Landseth is alone in her isolated home near New York City. 5:15 P.M. Across town, seventeen-year-old Patrick Farquhar, a volunteer rescue worker, longs to prove himself in a real emergency. 5:41 P.M. A deafening roar fills the air and the sky glows red. Flight #116, a jumbo jet en route to New York, has crashed in the woods behind Heidi's house. Mustering strength and courage she never knew she had, Heidi-alone at first, and then with Patrick and hundreds of others-works to help the suffering and dying victims. It is a night that will change her life.
This inner sanctum mystery written by the author of the Captain Duncan Mac-Lain mysteries, is centered on Cuba in the late sixties. Antonio Corillo a doctor with the Beteran's Administration and a cuban refugee, is secretly working for the Cuban Underground building up a force to unseat Fidel Castro and remove Communism in Cuba. Until that is, his Father in Law, a Castro Commindant ends up in his hospital and he learns that his wife may be alive. Tony decides to go back to Cuba, to risk his life to save a mentor and find his wife. Suspense, mystery, violence, and romance are tied up in this great thriller, which is now considered Historical fiction, though in the time of bomb shelters, and Cuban Missile Crisis it was reality. The author claims that only the names in this book have changed but the events did really happen.
In this world, no one can hide for two hours. Benny Rice has been hiding for twenty years.For billions of people, the Rebirth Institute holds the key to eternal life. But only a tiny minority - less than 1 percent - are selected for rebirth.Benny Rice isn't one of them. True, he's got all the necessary traits: compassion, health, energy, potential for creativity. But intelligence tests show he's a moron - automatically disqualifying him.And then, in the midst of a crisis that threatens more than Benny's life, his intelligence scores must be reexamined . . . And he's not exactly who he says he is.
Christian historical novel about people who come to America and those who journey west.
Telepathy and magical powers are all apart of this book, which belongs to the Forerunner series.
From the back of the book: Top gun! Frank's old friend Ray Adamec, former ace navy pilot, has been hired to test pilot a superhot, supersleek jet-the MAX 1. But then Ray disappears, and the MAX is nowhere to be found. Frank's pilot license proves invaluable as the Hardys take control of the MAX 2. Their mission: find Ray and recover the MAX 1 before it falls into dangerous hands. Finding a clue to the whereabouts of the MAX 1 in the Utah desert, the boys set out to investigate. Instead they find themselves outnumbered and outgunned in a high tech, high-altitude air battle. They've flown into the middle of a subversive plot posing a deadly threat to the top levels of the U.S. space program and the U.S. government! =============== From inside the book: CHOPPER ATTACK Aloft in the blue MAX-2, Frank pointed to the southwest. "Look!" Down below was the MAX-1. As he and Joe watched, their quarry hit the turboboost, and the MAX-1 rocketed away at supersonic speed. "There are the two Apaches," Joe said, indicating two predatory helicopters swooping toward them. "They must have spotted him, too." "Too bad they didn't catch him," said Frank. "I guess it's up to us. Let's go." Frank started to bank in pursuit of the MAX-1, but the two Apaches kept coming, straight for the MAX-2. "What's wrong with those chopper jocks? Can't they tell the difference between the MAX-1 and the MAX-2?" shouted Frank. Then realization dawned on his face. "Didn't someone tell them to go after the red one?" As if in answer, the lead chopper launched a pair of missiles straight at them! "They've mistaken us for the bad guys!" Joe yelled. "Let's get out of here!"
Sherman Alexie is one of our most gifted and accomplished storytellers and a treasured writer of huge national stature. His first novel since Indian Killer is a powerful, fast, and timely story of a troubled foster teenager--a boy who is not a "legal" Indian because he was never claimed by his father--who learns the true meaning of terror. The journey for this young hero begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of decision, he finds himself shot back through time and resurfaced in the body of an FBI agent during the civil rights era. Here he will be forced to see just why "Hell is Red River, Idaho, in the 1970s." Red River is only the first stop in a shocking sojourn through moments of violence in American history. He will continue traveling back to inhabit the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Bighorn and then ride with an Indian tracker in the nineteenth century before materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. During these frantic trips through time, his refrain grows: "Who's to judge?" and "I don't understand humans." When finally, blessedly, our young warrior comes to rest again in his own contemporary body, he is mightily transformed by all he's seen. This is Sherman Alexie at his most brilliant--making us laugh while he's breaking our hearts. Time Out has said that "Alexie, like his characters, is on a modern-day vision quest," and this has never been clearer than in Flight, where he seeks nothing less than an understanding of why human beings hate. Simultaneously wrenching and deeply humorous, wholly contemporary yet steeped in American history, Flight is irrepressible, fearless, and groundbreaking Alexie.
[Back of Book] "There is a kind of beauty that produces wolf whistles, and another kind of beauty that creates silence all about it, taking the voices out of men's mouths and the breath out of their throats." Annet Beck's beauty is of the second order and it worries her parents so much that they guard her as closely as a prisoner. . .until the rainy Thursday in October when she disappears. Annet is last seen vanishing over the crest of Hallowmount, a hill in the remote Welsh Country believed to be the domain of witches. Five days later she mysteriously reappears, claiming that she was gone for only two hours. Detective Inspector George Felse doesn't believe in witchcraft, but he does believe in love and he never underestimates its power, especially when it may have led to murder. . .
In the early days of World War II, nations were forced to choose sides in the epic battle that would change history forever. But for two brothers, fate had already made the choice. Separated as boys, Max and Harry Kelso have grown up to become ace fighter pilots-Max with the German Luftwaffe and Harry in Britain': RAF. Now, the machinery of war has set in motion an intrigue so devious, so fill with peril, that it will require them to question everything they know, everything they hold most dear: their lives, their families, their loyalties. Against impossibl odds, it is their courage alone that will decide the course of the war...
Flight of the Fire Thief continues the hilarious fantastical adventures of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus time-travels to Eden City, arriving in 1795. There he befriends a brave and resourceful twelve-year-old girl named Nell. Deary skillfully interweaves two plots, with the action jumping at a whirlwind pace from ramshackle Eden City to Mount Olympus and the battlefields of the Trojan War.
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