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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Professional--the first scorching installment in her Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot? He makes the rules... Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan's loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss's long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well--on his own wicked terms. Rules are made to be broken... PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell. Are you ready to play? Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy's reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest--and most forbidden--fantasies can come true...
Rules are made to be broken... PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell.
Are you ready to play? Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy's reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest - and most forbidden - fantasies can come true...
Transition from Objective-C to the cleaner, more functionalSwift quickly and easily Professional Swift shows you how to create Mac and iPhoneapplications using Apple's new programming language. Thiscode-intensive, practical guide walks you through Swift bestpractices as you learn the language, build an application, andrefine it using advanced concepts and techniques. Organized foreasy navigation, this book can be read end-to-end for a self-pacedtutorial, or used as an on-demand desk reference as unfamiliarsituations arise. The first section of the book guides you throughthe basics of Swift programming, with clear instruction oneverything from writing code to storing data, and Section II addsadvanced data types, advanced debugging, extending classes, andmore. You'll learn everything you need to know to make thetransition from Objective-C to Swift smooth and painless, so youcan begin building faster, more secure apps than ever before. Get acquainted with the Swift language and syntax Write, deploy, and debug Swift programs Store data and interface with web services Master advanced usage, and bridge Swift and Objective-C Professional Swift is your guide to the future of OS Xand iOS development.
Intermediate and advanced coverage of Visual Basic 2010 and . NET 4 for professional developers If you've already covered the basics and want to dive deep into VB and . NET topics that professional programmers use most, this is your book. You'll find a quick review of introductory topics-always helpful-before the author team of experts moves you quickly into such topics as data access with ADO. NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), security, ASP. NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, threading, and more. You'll explore all the new features of Visual Basic 2010 as well as all the essential functions that you need, including . NET features such as LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, and more. Plus, you'll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and ASP. NET web programming. Expert author team helps you master the tools and techniques you need most for professional programming Reviews why Visual Basic 2010 will be synonymous with writing code in Visual Studio 2010 Focuses on . NET features such as LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WPF, workflow, and more Discusses exception handling and debugging, data access with ADO. NET, Visual Studio features for Visual Basic developers, Windows programming with Windows Forms, ASP. NET web programming with VB, communication interfaces, Windows workflow, and threading This Wrox guide presents you with updated coverage on topics you need to know now.
Explore Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5 with this fully updated resource After a quick review of the of introductory topics of Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5, this book moves quickly into advanced topics such as data access with ADO. NET, security, ASP. NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, and threading. You'll explore the essential Visual Basic 2012 functions you need, including . NET features such as LINQ, WCF, and more. Plus, you'll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and deployment. Puts the new Async keyword and Iterators to work Explores new options and interfaces presented by Windows 8 development and WinRT Continues strong coverage of core language elements and tools and creating componentized applications This updated version of Professional Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5 retains its expert author team, including one of the best-known and respected Microsoft Visual Basic MVPs, Bill Sheldon, and Microsoft Regional Director "Software Legend" Billy Hollis.
A companion to textbooks in general education. This book is designed to provide new teachers with practical, yet theory-based, approaches to becoming professional, confident, and skilled classroom instructors, with emphasis on the social and communication skills needed to deal appropriately with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and the public.
The Professor presses his palm against her flank, the warmth of her blood, hotter than her skin. Hot, like the life force that he has claimed. The power over life and death is the ultimate thrill.Someone is murdering women on college campuses. Agent Mick O'Shaughnessy's mission is simple: stop the killer. Following every lead, he meets Meg, the faculty advisor for one of the victims, who can help him track the killer through her campus connections.Meg Connelly is focused on getting her master's degree to show her estranged family she doesn't need anybody's help to succeed. There's something about Mick she can't resist, but the last time she let someone get close to her, it cost her everything.As the investigation heats up, so does their relationship. But Mick's interest in Meg doesn't just endanger her heart-it puts her in the sights of the killer.Once he gets her alone, he can take all the time he needs...92,000 words
"A retired Professor of Law who hasn't tried a real case in forty years teams up with a former student who's yet to trial a case at all, in order to clear both of their names..." The Professor, introduces Thomas Jackson McMurtrie, a longtime law professor at the University of Alabama, who, 40 years after giving up a promising career as a trial lawyer to teach law students at the request of his mentor, Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, retires to his farm an angry and bitter man, betrayed by both a Board member he mistook for a friend and his own failing health. Meanwhile, the young family of one of Tom's oldest friends is killed in a tragic collision with an 18-wheeler. Believing his career is over, Tom refers his friend to a brilliant, yet beleaguered, former student, Rick Drake, who begins to uncover that the truth behind the tragedy is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery and greed. When a key witness is murdered on the eve of trial, the young attorney, in over his head and at the end of his rope, knows he needs help...and there's only one man who can help him. The Professor is the first in a series of tense legal thriller featuring the unusual and compelling legal team of McMurtie & Drake, combining the thrills and authenticity of a John Grisham novel for the audience that flocked to Friday Night Lights.
By the best-selling Soviet sci-fi author, the scientific world mourned the loss of Professor Dowell. It was said that just before his death, he was on the verge of a breakthrough in human organ transplantation.
Once Melissa Richardson had been the most popular girl in school and Charles Avery had been the shy brain with a hopeless crush. Now Melissa was alone, pregnant and in need of a job - and her new employer was Charles Avery! Melissa's shock at seeing Charles again was matched only by her mortification at the attraction he roused in her. Her former admirer had grown into a handsome, successful hunk - and a widowed single dad with three adorable children in need of a nanny. Hiding her feelings for her boss as well as the embarrassing truth about her situation seemed a wise professional move. But could she resist Charles's charm and three disarming kids who didn't want a nanny, but a mommy?
THE BOY WHO GOT AWAY WAS ALL MAN NOW Once Melissa Richardson had been the most popular girl in school and Charles Avery had been the shy brain with a hopeless crush. Now Melissa was alone, pregnant and in need of a job -- and her new employer was Charles Avery! Melissa's shock at seeing Charles again was matched only by her mortification at the attraction he roused in her. Her former admirer had grown into a handsome, successful hunk -- and a widowed single dad with three adorable children in need of a nanny. Hiding her feelings for her boss as well as the embarrassing truth about her situation seemed a wise professional move. But could she resist Charles's charm and three disarming kids who didn't want a nanny, but a mommy?
Steampunk is fun! Steampunk is imaginative! It's making something new out of something old. It's dressing up in clothing from long ago. It's inventing machines out of hardware and found objects. It's creating a make-believe world!In Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC, two mice dressed in Victorian clothing use gadgets and found objects -- each starting with a letter of the alphabet--to build something fantastic - which is revealed at the end. A wonderful and delightful surprise!
It takes more than one person to bring about War. This book will follow the lives of six key players during one of the most controversial wars in history. Profiles is so much more than just your typical biography. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on the five W's of the Vietnam War--who, what, where, when, and why. Kids will learn all of the biographical information they need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about: Ho Chi Minh (prime minister of Democratic Republic of Vietnam) John F. Kennedy (US president 1961-1963), Lyndon B. Johnson (US president (1963-1969), Ngo Dinh Diem (president of South Vietnam), Henry Kissinger (US National security advisor), and William Westmoreland (US army general). This book will help illuminate one of the most controversial wars in American history for a new generation of readers.
The profit principle is the only secret to good business you'll ever need to know.Success in business has little to do with investment capital, a business plan or office space. Success comes from applying the four-part profit principle. Discover how you can turn what you know into what you do, and launch a successful, sustainable venture without spending (or borrowing) a cent. It's a process that's simpler than you think and already within reach.Most books on starting a business don't extend further than the practicalities: plans, finance, accounting, equipment and so on. There are so many books on this topic, and their advice is often similar and predictable; rarely do they offer a new perspective or directions for a smarter approach. The motivational books that also serve this market may read well, but they often lack the substance on which to base sound business decisions and actions.If you want to run your own business and don't already, stop and ask yourself why not? The Profit Principle is a modern classic that will revolutionise your thinking on what it takes to succeed and inspire you to get started.
In the 24th century, the human race spans 84 worlds. All but one accept the rule of the Terran Confederacy. Welcome to Bakunin--you've entered a world of hardcore criminals, ruthless super-corporations and anarchy--a world where lawlessness means higher profit. Now the Confederacy wants a piece of the action. This is the first in a new high-action trilogy.
When small- and medium-sized business owners first hear George Cloutier's rules, they often think he's a madman. His controversial rules for doing business--rules that aren't taught at Harvard Business School--include: The best family business has one member. Weekends are for working, not playing golf or coaching. Never pay your vendors on time. Wear your control freak badge with pride. Quit denial: if your business is failing during a recession, it's your fault. As the founder and CEO of American Management Services, Cloutier has emerged as "the leading advocate for small business" (Reuters), having spent over thirty years guiding business owners through the tough choices that line the road to profitability. He and his company have worked with more than six thousand companies, averting certain ruin for some and generating seemingly impossible growth and profitability for others. Cloutier graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School, but the lessons in this book aren't from there. Unlike his classmates, most of whom headed straight to Wall Street, Cloutier has been on the docks at 2 a.m. counting heads of lettuce for food distributors to make sure nothing would disappear without a waybill. He's spent long, overnight hours in truck stops, making sure sticky fingers stayed out of the tills. Cloutier and his colleagues at American Management Services become personal pitt bulls to the CEOs who hire them, doing whatever it takes to bring their clients' businesses back into long-term profitability. Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing is the long- overdue wake-up call for 23 million small- and midsize business owners across America. This book serves up the hard-boiled, unadulterated truth to aspiring and established entrepreneurs, without apologies. His no-nonsense advice may be hard to hear at times, but it works.
CONTINUING THE ADVENTURES OF THEU. S. S. STARGAZER. . . Thirty years before the days of Star Trek: The Next Generation®, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was thrust unexpectedly into command of another proud vessel: the U. S. S. Stargazer. Surrounded by a crew he doesn't entirely know or trust, the young Picard must answer the challenges of leadership. . . . While Picard and his senior staff accompany Chief Engineer Simenon to his homeworld of Gnala to undergo a ritual, his second officer, Victoria Wu, is left in command of the Stargazer. Responding to a distress call from a nearby star system, Wu finds herself in the middle of a mystery involving a damaged ship and a peculiar interstellar phenomenon -- one that threatens to destroy the Stargazer if she can't learn its secret. Meanwhile, on Gnala, Picard must help his friend undergo the ritual -- and find out who is trying to sabotage their chances of completing it before they're all killed!
The Program is a unique work of stark humour and pathos that seduces its readers into the world of advertising guru Maury Stern. Through chain restaurants, forest reserves, Zionist summer camps, abandoned amusement parks and eastern European shtetls, the novel chases a mystery: what happened to Maury's son, Danny, the night he was left alone with his uncle.
Take a character as multi-dimensional as Tony Soprano. Pair him with a mother and daughter in peril and on the run. Add a clinical psychologist tasked with helping them negotiate their new lives - a program with an agenda all its own - and the result is a book that Stephen White's peers are already calling "one of the best thrillers you will ever read" (William Bernhardt) and "an exciting ride through a dark region of law enforcement. " (Peter Abrahams). When New Orleans District Attorney Kirsten Lord and her nine-year-old daughter are imperiled by a chillingly believable death threat, Lord has no other choice but to accept the Witness Protection Program's offer to hide them in Boulder, Colorado. There, they meet program veteran Carl Luppo, a solitary mob hit man who is tormented by his former life and has nothing but time for regret. Sensing that Lord and her daughter's safety has been compromised, Luppo takes on the role of sentinel, fully realizing this might be his last shot at redemption. While Lord suspects that Luppo's warnings about the program's dark side are for her own protection and that she should believe the former assassin's instincts, the only person she can really trust is nine-years-old.
This textbook by Fitzpatrick (U. of Colorado Denver), Sanders (Western Michigan U.), and Worthen (Utah State U.) provides information on conducting evaluations of organizational programs. The authors have organized the material into four sections introducing the key concepts of evaluation, describing major models and theories of evaluation approaches, discussing the processes of planning evaluations, and reviewing the various methodological issues of conducting evaluations. For this new edition, the material has been updated in light of the most current approaches and theories of evaluation; a new chapter has been included on the role of politics in evaluation and ethical considerations; increased attention has been paid to mixed methods in design, data collection, and analysis; and new sections have been included on organizational learning, evaluation capacity building, mainstreaming evaluation, and cultural competence, among other changes. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Frank and Joe investigate when a string of suspicious accidents and equipment failures threaten to put a company which manufactures computer-operated automobiles out of business.
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