By Carl Douglass
By A. Sargeant
Screen Hustles, Grifts and Stings identifies recurrent issues and strategies of the con movie, indicates precedents in literature and discusses the perennial allure of the con guy for readers and audience alike. center reviews span from movie (Catch Me for those who Can, Paper Moon, condominium of video games) to tv (Hustle), from Noir (The Grifters) to Romantic Comedy (Gambit). often, the execution of the con is barely finely distinguishable from the behavior of a valid occupation and, challengingly, a mark is frequently proven to be culpable in his or her undoing. the easiest con motion pictures, it's endorsed, invite re-watching and present the viewer therefore: who's complicit and while? How and the place is the con completed? whilst is the viewer social gathering to the con? And what, if any, ethical is to be drawn?
By Clive Cussler
By David Stay
wear your seat belt and keep on with him right into a darkish woodland of your individual mind's eye, my phrases protecting your hand. I did what i need to; you do what you want to. So, both positioned me within the freezer or toss me within the trash and preserve your sanity; for this journey with me is fucking loopy. Ho hum, seat belt no longer on but? hear and hear shut, dammit! Do you spot the needle? whilst used to be the final time you observed one? it's so thin, so fragile, and but so sharp and bloodthirsty via mistake. That used to be my brain penning this. are looking to peek via its eye? I don’t imagine you do; for in that tiny gap, you can find such terror. That used to be the attention of my needle; my brain. you will want no a part of it I guarantee you. you recognize what? Come on whatsoever, they're expecting you. i do know you need to do it. Make your brain a thread and push it via please, i urge you. Now you may have it, a style like a lick of salt upon your palate. Now learn this novel, I DARE you!
By L. Ron Hubbard,Kevin J. Anderson,Corey Burton
By Natalka Babina
Today normally linked to the character of President Lukashenka, Belarus is still a terra incognita for the remainder of the area. Babina’s strangely clean portrait of today’s Belarus celebrates the country’s diversified demographics be it enterprise, schooling, tradition or simply the way in which humans cross approximately their day-by-day errands.
Natalka Babina created a singular to rejoice the unseen within the state the place humans needed to discover ways to exist ‘backstage’. within the novel, the writer writes approximately her native land the place, opposite to ordinarily unfold stereotypes, humans do get pleasure from a fulfilled existence: they love, paintings, search and locate happiness, struggle opposed to injustice, giggle and cry. With entry to net in huts less than thatched roofs in rural parts and big companies turning approximately large capitals in significant towns, arguable and dynamic Belarus is a melting pot of languages, cultures and religions; a rustic the place people’s local id is deeply rooted in background that is going again to the good Duchy of Lithuania.
Down one of the Fishes revolves round the tale of a lady named Alka, local of a small Belarusian village close to the Polish border. Alka’s unfulfilled wish to have a toddler turns her into an alcoholic and a drug addict. Then, a relatives tragedy turns her global the other way up, forcing her out of the self-destructive cycle. with her dual sister, she units out to ascertain the chain of occasions that resulted in her grandmother’s unforeseen dying. Their inquiry quick alterations right into a homicide research. because the twins discover new proof of the crime, extra questions must be spoke back. yet will they? A rural intrigue keeps to carry the villagers enterprise in its grab until eventually the very resolution.
This title has been realised by a team of the following dedicated professionals:
Translated from the Belarusian through Jim Dingley,
Edited by way of Camilla Stein,
Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher),
Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director),
By William D. Sample
For mystery provider targeted Agent Gene Carey, safeguarding the president and the lives of the yank humans is activity one. From our nation's capital to the harmful streets of Bogota, Columbia, and Lagos, Nigeria, Carey and his fellow brokers face off opposed to terrorists, counterfeiters, and assassins. What creates people who are so prepared to put themselves in harm's means? move backstage with this hugely knowledgeable defense strength and into one man's prior to discover what lies in the labeled international of these who play an essential position in keeping America's interests.
By Cassandra V. Wyatt
When the reality at the back of Gary Richard's homicide finds a degree of deception they by no means imagined. They locate themselves nose to nose with the killers they'd been looking and at risk of falling sufferer to an identical fate.
By Ann Menke
In publicity to a Billionaire, a tragic occasion opens the door for Anna St. James to gain her lifelong dream. With one step onto the posh inner most aircraft of the world’s moment richest man, Mr. Stuart Manning, Anna is swept up right into a global of energy, limitless wealth, and convinced, greed.
Offered a wage past her wildest mind's eye, she turns into Mr. Manning’s personal flight attendant and dives headlong into this new life—magnificent yachts, unique journeys from Phuket to Paris, motion picture premieres with wardrobes and presents to compare. How may Anna ever return to the existence she as soon as knew?
Will Cade, her past love, comprehend her commitment to dropping every thing every time her billionaire boss calls? Why has Anna been selected for this place out of thousands who might have died for her job?
Trust during this global is a unprecedented commodity. whilst Mr. Manning asks her for a promise, Anna wonders if he wishes greater than she is prepared to provide. in the course of all this, a mysterious Jean Michel Durand steps foot into Anna’s new life. hence starts off a turbulent, adrenaline-charged event spanning the realm as Anna discovers a convoluted evil plot whereas experiencing loss and aching sorrow for her one real love. Even in heartache, she fights to maintain a big promise in an international the place all that glitters isn’t gold. Can she remain precise to herself opposed to a backdrop of giant strength and wealth?
Find out in Exposure to a Billionaire.
By Jimmie Brown,Ina Brown
Akiela, the mysterious hermit of the Ozarks, visits within the useless of the evening and tells Wilder that he has an project for her. He asks Wilder to visit Colorado to aid Monty Linn with a deadly state of affairs caused by the greed of an unscrupulous land developer, smuggler of white slaves, and drug broker. Akiela has powers that Wilder doesn’t start to comprehend, yet she accepts him as a chum. Wilder awakens believing it to be only a dream due to the fact her large watchdog, Aegis, had no longer warned her of an interloper through the evening. yet considering that Aegis is familiar with Akiela and trusts him he doesn’t stir other than to appear up whilst Akiela opens the window and slides the monitor off. Aegis sees it’s Akiela and lightly lays his head back off and relaxes.
Akiela leaves a small leather-based bag of gold, and a map of a mysterious path within the Rocky Mountains. He tells Wilder she's going to understand what to do while she arrives at Monty’s ranch. whilst she sees the bag of gold and map Akiela left on her bedside desk, she recollects the former night’s customer and what he had said.
Wilder packs up her Jeep Commander, heads west to Colorado, and starts off the main intriguing and hazardous event she has ever been thinking about as much as this element in her occupation. whilst she arrives at Monty Linn’s ranch, she unearths crooked businessman, Luke Grogan, is making an attempt in each method attainable to thieve Monty's ranch. Wilder meets her uncle Monty Linn and his pal Raven and learns the full story.
Monty is eager to have the opportunity to repay the loan that Grogan has bought from the Buzzard Gulch financial institution. Raven is a mysterious person who simply confirmed up on the M-L ranch and have become shut neighbors with Monty. He looks a local American, yet we're by no means really certain. Wilder has to go into the majestic Rockies following Raven to a mysterious valley the place an historical urban as soon as stood occupied by way of a regal humans of indeterminate tradition, heritage, or nationality. She is informed that there's treasure there for her to repay Monty's debt, and that she's going to meet Khaldun, brother of Odogbe who's someway relating to Akiela.
the traditional Ones she is to fulfill have unusual powers being able to disappear in a single position and seem in different places in one other shape. With outlaws led via Grogan following Wilder and her small band of adventurers, the traditional Ones decelerate the pursuers through showing to them as a good snow owl, a truly huge rattlesnake, and an enormous wolf.
Many different animals of the good Rocky Mountains watch over and defend Wilder and her adventurous Colorado uncle and neighbors. Grogan and his employed goons are stored off stability via sounds of the evening that feels like chants and drums that may now not probably be there, yet they're. Loud and clear...and frightening!
who're those humans she is to fulfill? the place do they originate? How did they acquire a treasure, and why could the traditional Ones provide it to save lots of Monty's ranch? What are those unusual powers and talents they appear to possess?
Mystery and experience awaits Wilder and she or he is back prepared for the challenge.