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This New York Times bestseller presents Sam Giancana-talented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outside player for the CIA's dirtiest deeds. Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy, partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, and did business with agents from the CIA to the Shah of Iran. When Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, he jumped at it. But the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-scale war on organized crime in the United States. His story changed the course of American history.
Featuring a brand-new introduction by the author, this New York Times bestseller presents an inside exposé of mob boss Sam Giancana--talented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outside player for the CIA's dirtiest deeds. Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task. But the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-scale war on organized crime throughout the United States, and Giancana found himself going after the Kennedys. Undoubtedly, his story, written with suspense and truthful conviction, changed the course of American history. This shocking, inside-the-syndicate tell-all reveals Giancana's first-person testimony regarding his involvement in the deaths of Monroe and others, among other shocking secrets
SOME SECRETS COME BACK TO HAUNT. OTHERS COME TO KILL. Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers--dooming her to fight Midcity's shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves. But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity's new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will. As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men--one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.
Sir John Masterman's account of the double-cross system in British intelligence is an important historical document. It details episodes and cases of the spies who worked ostensibly for the Germans but, in fact, and unknown to the Germans, were working for Great Britain.
The future for Jews in rural villages of Russia in 1905 held little promise. Stories of pogroms seeped through the countryside, and the czar was conscripting soldiers because of rumors of war and revolution. Benjamin Balaban, a poor but very devout Jew, determines to flee to America. He will take Raizel, his almost twelve-year-old daughter, and once they are settled he will send for his wife and other children. Raizel doesn't understand the reasons for leaving. How can her village be dangerous? It's full of magic and the stories and poems that her grandmother Bubba tells her. But go she must. Her odyssey with her father across Russia and Europe and on to America is full of adventure, adversity, and hardship. She desperately misses her family, but she retells Bubba's stories to keep her memories alive. Finally, they board a ship for America, but a terrible storm makes Raizel and her father sick. All their food is stolen, and Benjamin won't eat non-kosher food. At Ellis Island, his long beard and ear locks, his peasant clothes, his deep cough, and emaciated frame get them turned away from America. Raizel, though, is now determined to get back to America and the hope of a new life for her whole family. She must convince her father that he'll have to give up his orthodox food and traditions and put on the clothes of his new country. She and her father both will have to leave everything behind to make their final crossing to America.
From the back of the book: AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP WHEN A CRIME WAVE HITS THE HIGH SEAS NANCY DREW is enjoying a luxury cruise aboard the ship where her friend George is the new social director. It seems like great fun until Nancy overhears a plan to sell CIA secrets to another country. Her vacation turns into a high-risk hunt for a deadly secret agent. Meanwhile... THE HARDY BOYS are working undercover on the same cruise ship -- Joe in the kitchen, Frank as photographer -- trying to track down a dangerous group of thieves who prey on rich passengers. But when murder comes aboard, Nancy, Joe, and Frank find they're in the same boat -- facing death on all sides... in DOUBLE CROSSING ========== From inside the book: NANCY DREW AND THE HARDY BOYS TEAM UP-WHEN A CRUISE SHIP BECOMES THE DEATH BOAT ... Nancy swam underwater the length of the pool until she came up for air just inches from Frank's face. He was swimming facedown, not moving. "Frank Hardy, you can't fool me with that dead man's float." Nancy laughed. "Frank? Frank?" "Yes, Nancy, I'm right here. How's the water?" Frank asked from the deck of the pool. Nancy froze, and her heart started thumping a thousand times a minute. It wasn't Frank Hardy in the pool with her. It was someone else-and he was dead!
Tess wants to be noticed. But making her mark has a high cost. Is it all worth it? Can super achievements change her into someone really special? This year's birthday is the worst. First, Tess is cut from the school play.
It's Madison vs. Egg when the school computer contest turns competitive!Madison assumes that she and her best guy friend, Egg, will partner up for the "I Can Do That!" computer contest to create a web page for homework help. So when Egg chooses Chet as his partner, Maddie feels hurt. Their love of computers has always bonded them together. Fiona offers to be Madison's partner, and Egg throws down a challenge: He double dares the girls to try to win against the boys. Madison embraces the challenge--she really wants to show off her computer skills. Or does she just want to beat Egg at his own game?
The story winds around Haley's frustration towards her sibling Morgan who seems to beat her in everything and is always supported by her mother.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls is an even more daring guide to everything from making a raft to learning how to play football to the art of the Japanese Tea ceremony. This second volume, with all new original material, promises to be even more of a daring adventure than the first. Girls will learn how to surf, get horseback riding tips, make a labyrinth, find out about April Fool's Day history and pranks, how to organize a croquet tournament, find out about cowgirls, the Nobel Prize, being a detective and much more! Just as packed with creative and exciting material as the original, but twice as fun, this book will be beloved by all Daring fans everywhere!
Pam and Penny Howard are twins, but while Pam is self-confident, bubbly and popular, Penny is shy and unsure of herself. when the girls move to glenhurst with their mom and grandmother, Pam has many dates and lots of boys interested in her, including Mike bradley, the one boy Penny likes. As the school year proceeds, Penny realizes that trying to be a pale copy of her sister doesn't work, and she begins to make friends and follow interests of her own. She even becomes friends with Mike, but his interest in Pam seems to be growing every day. Meantime, Pam and Penny seem to be drifting apart. Will their sisterly affection weaken, or will Penny's growing self-confidence eventually help the twins to a better understanding? and will Mike choose Pam or Penny?
When the beautiful Wade twins move to Shadyside, Bobby brags to his friends that they'll both fall for him. And they do. But one of them is jealous, murderously jealous. Is it shy, quiet Bree? Or bold Samantha? Bobby had better figure it out, or his double fun will become double terror.
Meet the little known and even less understood heroes of police work in Las Vegas -- the forensic investigators. Led by veteran Gil Grissom, the remarkable team assigned to the Criminalistics Bureau's graveyard shift -- including Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle -- must combine cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned savvy as they work to untangle the evidence behind the yellow police tape. While Nick and Catherine investigate a newly discovered fifteen-year-old murder, Grissom and the rest of the team must uncover the indentity of a cold-blooded killer -- one whose execution-style, "double-tap" signature has provoked the interest of FBI agent Rick Culpepper.
Her faith had always been strong enough to see her through tragedy--until Kate Wheeler's world turned deadly. Her husband had been murdered, and the discovery of his double life sent her on the run. . . into the protective custody of Sheriff Brody McClain. Brody vowed to help Kate uncover the truth about her husband's death. As Kate and Brody tried to outwit her enemies on a cross-country chase, the couple found themselves drawn to each other by more than mere circumstance. But the unmasking of the criminal mastermind might just be the thing that destroys Kate's trust--and faith--forever.
As sharp-witted as his code name Blade implies, spy Clint Black is used to having the upper hand. But now he's a prisoner, trapped by dangerous criminals and a gorgeous woman who just might be a double agent-or his only chance to stay alive. Special Agent Victoria Talbot is as icy as the St. Petersburg that surrounds her-she needs to be to succeed in her quest. That means racing against time to find a mysterious treasure and keep her reluctant hostage safe. But she's not above torturing her handsome captive, stoking flames of a desire that's hardly covert. Will this be their last mission together, or just the beginning of a lifelong partnership?
ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To located Ryan Carraway, who has mysteriously gone missing while his movie star brother, Justin, was filming on location in Bayport. And to find out what, if anything, Justin is hiding. LOCATION: New York City. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Ryan - and anyone who comes too close to finding out who was involved in his vanishing act. SUSPECTS: Movie star Justin has been acting stranger and stranger, and now there's evidence that points to the fact that he might be involved in his own brother's disappearance...
Hawk wants Spenser to wage war on a street gang. Susan wants Spenser to move in with her. Either way, Spenser's out of his element. So why not risk both?
In this Spencer thriller Hawk hires Spenser to help him get the gangs out of a housing project.
"Like a breath of fresh air blowing across all crime-novel conventions, there is Dexter." --Time Dexter Morgan is not your average serial killer. He enjoys his day job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department . . . but he lives for his nighttime hobby of hunting other killers. Dexter is therefore not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tolerate displeasure . . . in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way. Like the previous five best-selling novels in the Dexter series, Double Dexter showcases the witty, macabre originality that has propelled Jeff Lindsay to international success. Double Dexter is raucously entertaining . . . full of smart suspense and dark laughs.From the Hardcover edition.
Nine-year-old Sarah is excited about summer vacation, but she faces unexpected crises when her best friend Paige becomes old enough to join a local girls' clique, and when she makes choices which affect her relationship with an elderly blind neighbor.
Bestselling author Allison Hobbs delivers a powerful, compelling novel, chronicling the volatile lives and relationships of twin brothers. When Tariq and Shane Batista were four years old, they witnessed something that no child should ever be subjected to. In an act of confusion and terror, their mentally unstable mother was murdered right in front of them. Even though they are twins, Tariq and Shane grow into two very different young men. Tariq is the kind-hearted "golden-boy" while Shane is dark and brooding, angry and deceitful. After being placed in foster homes together, Shane is sent to a reform school for boys when they become teenagers. When they're reunited, Shane is hardly reformed and now has two shady sidekicks, Brick and Misty. Tariq has an unconventional yet stable home life, complete with a wife and a child. Shane has no ambition and seems content to play the part of small-time gigolo and get by on the financial support of the women who flock to him. Still, despite their stark differences, the brothers remain close. However, old habits die hard, and Shane is lured back out on the prowl. As he delves deeper into more infidelities and more danger, Shane relies on Tariq to supply his alibis and tests the limits of unconditional love. With intensifying drama, Double Dippin' is a riveting and absorbing story of one brother's love and another's betrayal.
Kay Tracey hides in a dark, forbidding house to find out if a mysterious old woman is a witch. Her unexpected discovery sends the young sleuth and her loyal friends scrambling back into the snowy night. Can they outfox two clever thieves who have stolen a valuable chemical? Kay is hot on their trail until a jealous schoolmate and a missing vial of poison add serious danger to her plans to solve this perplexing mystery.
The fifth grade year gets off to a busy start as one student returns from winning a national Miss Pre-Teen Personality contest, a new girl with some interesting knowledge arrives, jealousy gets a grip on one particular student, and an "experiment" to see who's smart is conducted.
What would you do to win a dare war?In a humorous and insightful novel reminiscent of her award-winning titles The Thing About Georgie and Umbrella Summer, Lisa Graff tells the story of fourth-graders Kansas Bloom and Francine Halata, who start out as archenemies, until--in a battle of wits and willpower--they discover that they have a lot more in common than either would have guessed. This dual-perspective novel will appeal to girls and boys alike--and to anyone who has ever wanted anything so badly that they'd lick a lizard to get it. .