Fall from Grace

A Novel

Author: Richard North Patterson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451617070

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

View: 7283

Attending the funeral of his estranged father and encountering an estate of complicated legal and financial arrangements, CIA operative Adam Blaine embarks on a search for his father's killer that implicates members of his own family and reveals astonishing secrets. By the best-selling author of The Devil's Light. Reprint.

Fall from Grace

Author: Charles Benoit

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062114360

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4610

"I need you to steal something for me." Grace always has a plan. There's her plan to get famous, her plan to get rich, and—above all—her plan to have fun. Sawyer has plenty of plans, too. Plans made for him by his mother, his father, his girlfriend. Maybe they aren't his plans, but they are plans. When Sawyer meets Grace, he wonders if he should come up with a few plans himself. Plans about what he actually wants to be, plans to speak his own mind for a change, plans to maybe help Grace with a little art theft. Wait a minute—plans to what? From Charles Benoit, acclaimed author of you, comes a witty and unsettling tale of two high school seniors planning the job of a lifetime.

Fall from Grace

Author: Andrew M. Greeley

Publisher: Jove Publications

ISBN: 9780515114041

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8624

Kathleen Leary Donahue lives the perfect life in Chicago with her husband, Brian, a senatorial candidate, her three beautiful children, and her own successful career, until a phone call from her husband's male lover brings her face to face with an unpleasant reality. Reprint.

Fall from Grace

A David Raker Mystery

Author: Tim Weaver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399562591

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 410

International bestselling author Tim Weaver returns with his next David Raker mystery, a high-stakes search for a recently retired detective who vanishes from his own home After decades of service, Leonard Franks has stepped down from the Metropolitan Police as a high-ranking detective in the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. He and his wife, Ellie, have retired to a farmhouse in the seclusion of the English countryside, far from the clamor of London. Everything goes just as they've imagined, until the night Leonard leaves the house to fetch firewood--and never returns. With the police investigation at a dead end nine months later, Leonard's daughter, a detective herself, turns in desperation to David Raker, a missing persons investigator with a gift for finding the lost. But nothing can prepare Raker for what he's about to find--or for the devastating secret behind this disappearance. And by the time he realizes what it is, and how deep the lies go, he finds himself in serious danger--along with everyone he cares about. Raker's action-packed investigation takes readers on a richly atmospheric thrill ride, from the seedy backstreets of London and the stark quiet of the Devon countryside to the sinister hallways of an abandoned mental institution. In Fall from Grace, Weaver has delivered another sharp, emotionally charged mystery that saves its most startling revelations for the final pages. From the Hardcover edition.

Fall from Grace

Author: Wayne Arthurson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429968613

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2972

Leo Desroches goes straight—off the streets, into the newsroom, and up to his neck in murder Marking the debut of Leo Desroches, one of the most unusual amateur detectives ever to appear in Canada or points south, this fast-paced, enthralling mystery is the story of a man who had everything, lost it all, and is trying to get it back. Leo Desroches doesn't look like a native, but his mother was Cree, and he understands the problems of indigenous Canadians of the First Nations. Which is probably why the Edmonton newspaper he writes for decides he should be their Aboriginal Issues reporter. He has his own issues to deal with: his compulsive gambling that he couldn't stop even after it cost him his wife and children; his alcoholism; the risk-taking that threatens to derail him every time he starts to get his life back together. When he's assigned to cover the murder of a young native prostitute, it's just one more story...until the cop in charge lets him view the corpse, something the Edmonton police never do. When Leo writes his article, it starts a chain of events that leads him to discover a much, much bigger story, one that could bring down the entire police department...if it doesn't get him killed.

Falling from Grace

Author: S. L. Naeole

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781453626337

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 472

View: 3406

When you wake up in the morning and your eyes take in the first hints of light that shine through your window, the dust motes catching and reflecting the sun's rays like little diamonds, the shimmering hues of yellow and orangey gold breaking through into your room, the first thing you think about usually isn't how you're going to make it through the worst day of your life. Unfortunately for Grace Shelley, that's exactly what she's facing as she ponders what to do now that she's going to be starting out her last year in high school without her best friend. She's not exactly the most popular girl in school - well, not the most popular girl in school to like, anyway - and everything seems to be hinting at another status quo year for her until she bumps into a stranger who leaves her stumbling for words and chasing after her heart. The new guy in school is different. Robert doesn't care about the rumors he's heard about her or that no one else seems to see her the same way that he does; he only wants to be her friend. That's when things get complicated. When Grace learns that he's not your typical high school boy and that he's actually a wingless angel who's looking for someone to trust, she's thrust into his world where not all angels are meant to protect human beings, and where the changes she brings into his life changes everything in hers.

Fall from Grace

The Truth and Tragedy of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson

Author: Tim Hornbaker

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1613219148

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 8334

Considered by Ty Cobb as "the finest natural hitter in the history of the game,” "Shoeless Joe” Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average—which is still ranked third all-time—the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the sport’s history. That is until the "Black Sox” scandal of 1919, which shook baseball to its core. While many have sympathized with Jackson’s ban from baseball (even though he hit .375 during the 1919 World Series), not much is truly known about this quiet slugger. Whether he participated in the throwing of the World Series or not, he is still considered one of the game’s best, and many have fought for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. From the author of Turning the Black Sox White (on Charles Comiskey) and War on the Basepaths (on Ty Cobb), Shoeless Joe tells the story of the incredible life of Joseph Jefferson Jackson. From a mill boy to a baseball icon, author Tim Hornbaker breaks down the rise and fall of ?Shoeless Joe,” giving an inside look during baseball’s Deadball Era, including Jackson’s personal point of view of the "Black Sox” scandal, which has never been covered before. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Fall from Grace

Author: Megan Chance

Publisher: Megan Chance

ISBN: 1936632071

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4132

Lily lost her childhood the day the Sharpe gang murdered her parents and "adopted" her. Soon, she was "Lily the Cat," a wanted outlaw herself, ruthless and smart. But Lily bided her time and planned her revenge, betraying them all and making her escape, running for the life that should have been hers.But she reckoned without Texas Sharpe, the man who loved her, married her and defied his father for her. And Texas was about to show Lily just how ruthless a man betrayed could be....

Fall from Grace

Author: Ryan Phillips

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768423600

Category: Fiction

Page: 455

View: 4016

"GRACE fights the lump RISING in her throat. For a MOMENT she is LOST in thought, remembering WHAT IT HAS TAKEN to get TO THIS POINT ... "Grace Cambridge is a young Black Christian with a new husband, old friends, and a shocking moral dilemma. A proverbial "cat fight" opens the story and draws you into a complex relational web. The book peels through layers of dysfunction between Grace and Trina and follows their individual, sometimes intertwining, lives to reveal how they find their way back to Christ and to each other. Grace is intelligent, determined, well-spo.

Fall from Grace

Sex, Scandal, and Corruption in American Politics from 1702 to the Present

Author: Shelley Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 3235

Examines American political scandals, including corruption, extramarital affairs, abuses of power, and personal errors in judgement

Fallen from Grace

A Bonus Dark Mirror Short Story

Author: M. J. Putney

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142999648X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 32

View: 578

"Fallen from Grace" is a bonus Dark Mirror short story, from author M.J. Putney. Allarde, a gorgeous, wealthy noble, has hidden his true nature. In "Fallen from Grace," delve into Allarde's diary and read about his life at the exclusive school Eton, the discovery of his magic, and his sudden fall from grace. Will Allarde be disinherited from his family estate? How will he survive life at the dreary Lackland Abbey—the reform school for children with shameful magical abilities? But soon Allarde discovers an exciting secret within the grounds of Lackland. Also included is a preview of M.J. Putney's novel Dark Mirror.

Fall from Grace

Author: J. Ritchie

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502973863

Category:

Page: 424

View: 7294

Heaven: a paradise of all that is pure in Creation. Led by brothers Michael and Satanail, the Angelic Host is a testament to cosmic harmony and love. When an unprecedented revelation threatens to uproot their peace, a schism splits the Host's loyalties. Every angel has to make a choice: faith or freedom. Good or evil. Salvation or damnation. War consumes Heaven in the first and most destructive loss of life that Creation will ever know. As brother turns on brother, the fate of both Heaven and Earth rests in the hands of the Creator's chosen son, Michael. How far will he go, what will he sacrifice in the name of their Father, to protect his family? Witness the tragic downfall of a civilization as told from both sides of the bloody rebellion. More than myth, more than legend, Heaven's war will forever stand as a harrowing warning that even the purest of souls can fall from grace.

Falling From Grace

Author: Jane Godwin

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1742280951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 204

View: 5038

Kip, Annie, Grace, David, Ted. Five different people, one terrible night. There's a storm at Point Nepean, and the ocean has swept into the bay. Kip is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Annie is scared. David is looking. And Grace is gone. Enter Ted – with his vintage guitars and wild ideas, he's unlike anyone Kip has ever met. As each day passes and a search is mounted, Kip cannot help asking questions – of himself, of the people around him, of everything that happened on the night of the storm. But the biggest questions facing Kip are: Where is Grace? And who is Ted?

Fall from Grace

Author: Ryan Phillips

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768496764

Category: Religion

Page: 348

View: 1958

"GRACE fights the lump RISING in her throat. For a MOMENT she is LOST in thought, remembering WHAT IT HAS TAKEN to get TO THIS POINT..."Grace Cambridge is a young Black Christian with a new husband, old friends, and a shocking moral dilemma. A proverbial "cat fight" opens the story and draws you into a complex relational web. The book peels through layers of dysfunction between Grace and Trina and follows their individual, sometimes intertwining, lives to reveal how they find their way back to Christ and to each other. Grace is intelligent, determined, well-spoken yet vulnerable. You want her to be happy, you want her to succeed. Grace's Christianity isn't sugar-coated. Her faith is real and so is her life---riddled with plenty of twists, turns, and conflicts. As Grace's relationship with God is challenged she questions her identity and is faced with a life-changing decision. She deals with everyday issues, sometimes successfully; sometimes not. Grace's experiences are not much different than yours---how she handles them might be.

The Fall from Grace

Author: Lawrence R. Gelman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614561149

Category:

Page: 582

View: 3954

Times change but human psychology and behavior do not. The seven deadly sins: narcissism, envy, wrath, sloth, avarice, gluttony and lust; and the seven holy virtues: faith, hope, charity, prudence, temperance, fortitude, justice, are the same today as when first described thousands of years ago. The objects and reasons drawing such behavior may change but the human psychology and behavior remain constant. The great myth promulgated by government throughout society is that leaders of nations and those going into public "service" are those manifesting elevated levels of the seven holy virtues when in reality those going into "public service" are far more likely to manifest the extremes of the seven deadly sins. The Founding Fathers created a nation stripping government of its stranglehold on the average citizen. However, cognizant of human foibles, especially of those entering roles of governance, the Founding Fathers created architecture of government in the Constitution to implement and maintain forever the ideology delineated in the Declaration of Independence. "That all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights". "That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That when any form of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it". The American Revolution was one based upon an ideology of individual liberty, freedom and independence. The new nation would be governed by servants of the people rather than one where the people were servants of the government. This narrative will document how the counter-revolutionary forces of aristocracy, fascism and statism regained control of the nation not directly through force but indirectly through the corruption of government and the subversion of the Constitution.

Dark Mirror

A Novel

Author: M. J. Putney

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429965453

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5225

Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory's blood is tainted . . . by magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she's fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she's one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society. But Tory's life is about to change forever. All that she's ever known or considered important will be challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl's worth. Dark Mirror is M.J. Putney's first young adult novel, and it's enthralling—an historical fantasy that's both fast-paced and deeply moving.

My Fall from Grace

City Hall to Prison Walls

Author: James J. Laski

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434362809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 419

View: 8591

The author, a former Chicago City Clerk, recounts his fall from power during the Hired Truck Program scandal and his incarceration in a federal prison. It is a story of Chicago politics, political and personal betrayal, and the dehumanization of prison.

Falling from Grace

Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence

Author: Katherine S. Newman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520218420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 1019

Anthropologist Katherine Newman offers an ethnographic examination of the fall from middle class status by Americans who thought their lives were secure. In addition to brief revisions throughout the book, chapter two of the original edition has been rewritten and the data updated with reference to studies done in the 90s. Newman has also provided a new preface and a supplementary bibliography.

Fall From Grace

Author: Kristi Gold

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1552548961

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9690

When a marriage of twenty years ends, is there any going back? Can you regain what's been lost? For heart surgeon Jack Morgan the answer is yes. Paralyzed by a stroke, he has no choice but to turn to his ex-wife, Anne—just as if they were still married. During the months that follow, they discover that the memories of their marriage have an unexpected power to bring forgiveness—and the return of a love that never really left.