Category : Fiction
Editor : Delacorte Press
ISBN : 9780440337805
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child’s electrifying new novel, Reacher—a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose—goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead. It wasn’t the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see . . . where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later . . . where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops—the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded—waits and watches . . . where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return. Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair—against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him—and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that’s killing Americans by the thousand. Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101517055
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 256
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The incredible story of a gang member who became a multimillionaire CEO. Ryan Blair's middle-class upbringing came to an abrupt end when his father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned his family. Blair and his mother moved to a dangerous neighborhood, and soon he was in and out of juvenile detention, joining a gang just to survive. Then his mother fell in love with a successful entrepreneur who took Ryan under his wing. With his mentor's help, Blair turned himself into a wildly successful multimillionaire, starting and selling three companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. This book will inspire and guide people who are willing to do whatever necessary-hard work, long hours, sweat equity-to take their vision from paper to pavement. Blair gives readers a road map for successful entrepreneurship.

Category : Fiction
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780063010079
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 311
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The newest thrilling Beaumont suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance, in which Beaumont is approached by a visitor from the past and finds himself drawn into a missing person’s case where danger is lurking and family secrets are exposed. Years ago, when he was a homicide detective with the Seattle PD, J. P. Beaumont’s partner, Sue Danielson, was murdered. Volatile and angry, Danielson’s ex-husband came after her in her home and, with nowhere else to turn, Jared, Sue’s teenage son, frantically called Beau for help. As Beau rushed to the scene, he urged Jared to grab his younger brother and flee the house. In the end, Beaumont’s plea and Jared’s quick action saved the two boys from their father’s murderous rage. Now, almost twenty years later, Jared reappears in Beau’s life seeking his help once again—his younger brother Chris is missing. Still haunted by the events of that tragic night, Beau doesn’t hesitate to take on the case. Following a lead all the way to the wilds of wintertime Alaska, he encounters a tangled web of family secrets in which a killer with nothing to lose is waiting to take another life.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Darby Creek
ISBN : 9780761390732
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 204
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Robyn is excited to hang out with her sorta-boyfriend Nick after weeks apart. Nick has a dark history, but Robyn's sure he has reformed-until she notices suspicious behavior during their trip to Chinatown. Turns out Nick's been doing favors for dangerous people. Robyn urges him to stop, but the situation might be out of her control-and Nick's....

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780063011540
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 256
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Following books by Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely, noted economics professor William L. Silber explores the Hail Mary effect, from its origins in sports to its applications to history, nature, politics, and business. A quarterback like Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers gambles with a Hail Mary pass at the end of a football game when he has nothing to lose -- the risky throw might turn defeat into victory, or end in a meaningless interception. Rodgers may not realize it, but he has much in common with figures such as George Washington, Rosa Parks, Woodrow Wilson, and Adolph Hitler, all of whom changed the modern world with their risk-loving decisions. In The Power of Nothing to Lose, award-winning economist William Silber explores the phenomenon in politics, war, and business, where situations with a big upside and limited downside trigger gambling behavior like with a Hail Mary. Silber describes in colorful detail how the American Revolution turned on such a gamble. The famous scene of Washington crossing the Delaware on Christmas night to attack the enemy may not look like a Hail Mary, but it was. Washington said days before his risky decision, “If this fails I think the game will be pretty well up.” Rosa Parks remained seated in the white section of an Alabama bus, defying local segregation laws, an act that sparked the modern civil rights movement in America. It was a life-threatening decision for her, but she said, “I was not frightened. I just made up my mind that as long as we accepted that kind of treatment it would continue, so I had nothing to lose.” The risky exploits of George Washington and Rosa Parks made the world a better place, but demagogues have inflicted great damage with Hail Marys. Towards the end of World War II, Adolph Hitler ordered a desperate counterattack, the Battle of the Bulge, to stem the Allied advance into Germany. He said, “The outcome of the battle would spell either life or death for the German nation.” Hitler failed to change the war’s outcome, but his desperate gamble inflicted great collateral damage, including the worst wartime atrocity on American troops in Europe. Silber shares these illuminating insights on these figures and more, from Woodrow Wilson to Donald Trump, asylum seekers to terrorists and rogue traders. Collectively they illustrate that downside protection fosters risky undertakings, that it changes the world in ways we least expect.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 9780738853024
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 298
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Nothing to Lose is a suspense novel that picks up with the life of Paul Marco two years after his corporate downsizing days at the Baltimore Light Company. This time, Paul Marco is matched against hard times that are clouded by personal tragedy. After Paul?s wife, Diana, is brutally murdered at their struggling small business, Paul is determined to find those responsible so they can be held accountable. Unfortunately, those working on the side of the law do not work as quickly or as harshly as Paul Marco would like. He takes it upon himself, with the help of a few friends from his old neighborhood, to get old-style revenge. The savage instincts of a man whose back has been pushed against the wall force Paul to fight in such a way that justice is achieved to his satisfaction. However, the emotional and physical price Paul Marco pays for his revenge is tremendous. Several times he must reevaluate his feelings to decide if the price might be too high. He asks himself if it is worth giving up everything he has worked for, just to get revenge. Commissioner Jim Doukup, Detective Theresa McGavin, and Captain Thiemeyer try to catch up with Paul Marco to stop the seemingly endless amount of horrible bloodshed. The persistent Detective McGavin has Paul?s next moves figured out several times but pulls up short when it comes to producing the necessary evidence to make an arrest. Paul has several encounters with associates of the ominous Billy Sharp, known racketeer, drug dealer, and bookie. Paul has to systematically eliminate several human obstacles as he brutally makes his way up through Billy Sharp?s organization. Once Paul has Billy Sharp in a position to even the score, he takes advantage of his skills, cunning planning, and gut rage to make things right. Nothing to Lose is a page-turning suspense filled novel that makes you want to root for the underdog. After all, what Paul Marco goes through could happen to any one of us living in a politically correct society where the criminal has more rights than the victim.

Category : Fiction
Editor : iUniverse
ISBN : 9780595618972
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 212
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Beth Motrin had what most women only dream about. Her husband Mick was a handsome, hardworking man who worshiped both Beth and their young daughter Sarah. He was a diligent man with a steady job as a police detective and was working his way up the ladder in the department. Beth had a career of her own that she loved, teaching children in an elementary school. She lived the suburbia dream with a nice home in a great part of town, close to work. Friends, family, financial success and good neighbors, yes Beth had it all. Then one spring day it all came apart and her perfect world collapsed. For Beth it was her worst nightmare come true. The ever present worry the spouse of every police officer lives with. Losing her life's partner to the very violence they are trying to prevent. The story deals with over whelming grief, shock, self pity, anger, and then justice and revenge. Beth plays all of the roles. There are never any winners in a scene such as this, but Beth comes as close as you can get.

Category : Religion
Editor : A&C Black
ISBN : 0826473407
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 244
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For all those immersed in the traditions of Christian contemplation there is new understanding derived from the study of Buddhist traditions and the classical schools of psychotherapy. While both Freud and Jung, each in their own way, describe for us a means to expand the boundaries of the personal self, Buddhism challenges the very existence of this self, suggesting that it is the belief in its concrete existence that is at root the cause of all suffering. How then may these two radically different views find a place of meeting? The process involves "emptying out" as expounded by the great Christian mystics--"St. John of the Cross, Eckhart, Julian of Norwich--"and in the process the individual may be helped to cope with the stresses and pitfalls of modern living--"neurotic anxiety, depression, and narcissism.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Bantilly Publishing
ISBN : 9781925696240
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 221
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*** 2020 Romantic Book of the Year Finalist (Romantic Suspense) *** A murder brought them together. Will the killer rip them apart? Kit’s blunt attitude keeps people at a distance. It’s the best way for the dairy farmer to stave off the painful rejection she received from her parents and later her protector Lincoln. But a shocking murder on her farm brings back the handsome man from her past in a big way… Police Sgt. Lincoln Zanetti wishes he could’ve revealed his feelings for Kit years ago. Keeping their past secret, he uses his assignment to the case to protect the woman he loves. But even his pent-up affection can’t keep her from being a suspect or a target… As their passion blooms anew, the ruthless murderer strikes the farm again. Can Lincoln and Kit put the killer away before their second chance at love turns deadly? Nothing to Lose is the final standalone novel in The Blackbridge Series of romantic suspense. If you like tough women, stoic men, and small-town romance, you’ll love Claire Boston’s nail-biting tale. Buy Nothing to Lose to rediscover romance today!

Category : Fiction
Editor : Shawn James
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Power! Six months after losing the criminal empire he ran in the South Bronx, Marcus Jeffries is a man with nothing to lose. When Lucifer gives him the power to get revenge on John Haynes, the man who he believes took everything from him he becomes The Block, an irresistible force who seeks to destroy everything and everyone who gets in his path to make John pay. Can the Man Who Rules The World move this unstoppable man mountain out of his way?