Stealing People

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609453247

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3236

Book 3 in the Charles Boxer Series Charlie Boxer, an expert at solving kidnappings, and his ex-wife Detective Mercy Dunqah are tasked with taking down a bold and heartless crime syndicate responsible for the abduction of six children. Two years after the events of You Will Never Find Me (Europa, 2015), Boxer is contemplating retirement. He has found a measure of contentment even as a mystery from his own past gnaws at his sense of justice. Mercy balances a complicated personal life with an even more precarious professional one in the woefully under-resourced metropolitan police department. Both are suddenly pulled back into service when six children of wealthy families vanish, taken by a ruthlessly efficient organization with a single astonishing demand. Investigators stymied and time expiring, they seem set on a calamitous course. Trapped, off-balance, and with little left to lose they plunge into a cauldron of warring intelligence agencies, morally destitute billionaires, and human traffickers, coming finally to a fateful Moroccan reckoning that will forever change them. The latest entry in Robert Wilson’s acclaimed Charlie Boxer series, Stealing People is both topical and thrilling. Wilson unravels a convincing web of international intrigue in a world where heroism may breed vice and virtue is an accidental byproduct of crime.

Stealing People

Author: Suzann Dodd

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468963996

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7816

Gail was one of those girls who only go after 'taken' boys. Nothing made a boy more attractive than when he had a girl friend. Not a casual school friend, but a real girl friend. If Gail could attract him, she proved she was better. And that is how she rated herself. That is what mattered.

Stealing People's Names

History and Politics in a Sepik River Cosmology

Author: Simon J. Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521026475

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1234

In this intriguing study, Simon Harrison analyses the significance of names in the context of Avatip ritual, cosmology and concepts of the person.

Stealing Your Life

The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan

Author: Frank W. Abagnale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786298709

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 9455

Examines the growing problem of identity theft, explaining how easy it is for anyone to assume someone else's identity, the devastating impact of such a crime, ways identity thieves work, and concrete ways to protect oneself against the crime.

Stealing Sweets and Punching People

Author: Phil Porter

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 184943803X

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 1878

Emily is sixteen. She lives with her dad and works in a junk shop with no customers. She’s got a nose like a white strawberry, hair like a demented angel and a terrible, terrible secret... Adolescence, sexuality and guilt come together in this richly theatrical, macabre and often hilarious play about an ordinary life going badly wrong... Stealing Sweets and Punching People was produced at the Latchmere Theatre, London, in October 2003.

You Will Never Find Me

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409143171

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4199

A daughter gone. A father hunting. Two lives at stake. From the CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD-winning author of CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. YOU WILL NEVER FIND ME. When Charlie Boxer reads this note from his daughter in her empty room, the words only reinforce what he already knows: he's always got his priorities wrong. His ex-wife, DCI Mercy Danquah, and their daughter, Amy, have learned to live without him. Boxer's work in high-stakes kidnap and recovery has taken him to places from which no man returns unscathed. And Amy has been around enough police business to plan the perfect disappearing act. But what Amy doesn't realise - and Boxer knows only too well - is how quickly a life can fall apart when you're living under the radar. Charlie follows Amy's tracks from London to Madrid - but will the trail last long enough for him to face up to the true meaning of the sins of the fathers?

Putin's Kleptocracy

Who Owns Russia?

Author: Karen Dawisha

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476795207

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 6753

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin’s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle’s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and “Putin’s Palace” near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putin’s KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime. Putin’s Kleptocracy is the result of years of research into the KGB and the various Russian crime syndicates. Dawisha’s sources include Stasi archives; Russian insiders; investigative journalists in the US, Britain, Germany, Finland, France, and Italy; and Western officials who served in Moscow. Russian journalists wrote part of this story when the Russian media was still free. “Many of them died for this story, and their work has largely been scrubbed from the Internet, and even from Russian libraries,” Dawisha says. “But some of that work remains.”

White Tears

A novel

Author: Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0451493702

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7182

White Tears is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race, and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music and Delta Mississippi Blues. "An incisive meditation on race, privilege and music. Spanning decades, this novel brings alive the history of old-time blues and America’s racial conscience."—Rabeea Saleem, Chicago Review of Books Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America's great fortunes. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Seth is desperate to reach for the future. Carter is slipping back into the past. When Seth accidentally records an unknown singer in a park, Carter sends it out over the Internet, claiming it's a long lost 1920s blues recording by a musician called Charlie Shaw. When an old collector contacts them to say that their fake record and their fake bluesman are actually real, the two young white men, accompanied by Carter's troubled sister Leonie, spiral down into the heart of the nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge, and exploitation.

How to Steal a Dog

A Novel

Author: Barbara O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374706791

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9088

Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it. Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O'Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what's right when everything else seems wrong. How to Steal a Dog is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.

Upton Plays: 1

Ashes and Sand; Sunspots; People on the River; Stealing Souls; Know Your Rights

Author: Judy Upton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408148471

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 6202

"Judy Upton's a playful writer who likes nothing better than to upset expectations" Independent Ashes and Sand: "Searing, brutal...Judy Upton's vicious little hand grenade of a play explodes onto the stage...her writing blazes with anger about the waste of a generation with no hopes" Independent "Sunspots confirms Upton as one of the most promising writers working in London at present" What's On People on the River: "A skilfully written and entertainingly hard-nosed look at the victim culture of tabloid telly" Time Out Stealing Souls: "The writing is diamond hard, slippery and clear like thin ice covering a particularly murky pond" Guardian Know Your Rights: "A moving and accomplished piece...Upton's play can dispense with arguments and right-on statements because in creating characters she develops situation." The Times

The Gold Brick and the Gold Mine: Fake Mining Schemes That Steal the People's Savings

Easyread Large Edition

Author: Emerson Hough

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425012469

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 1513

'the Gold Brick and The Gold Mine'' was a remarkable addition in literature on modern fiction by Emerson Huge. It is the story that criticises the general envy that arises seeing other's property and prosperity. The robbers stealing people's savings, putting it in a cave and beat the trumpet that it is a gold mine that they have discovered. An interesting read!

Stealing Jesus

How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity

Author: Bruce Bawer

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0609802224

Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 1944

Explores the dangerous influence of fundamentalism on Christianity, explaining how the emphasis on judgment and lack of compassion and understanding are at odds with the teaching of Christ

My Life in a Blog

Real Thoughts from a Real Pastor in the Real World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257788175

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6988


The Clown Egg Register

Author: Luke Stephenson,Helen Champion

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452169853

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 6100

Step right up for the Greatest Book on Earth! For more than 70 years, Clowns International—the oldest established clowning organization—has been painting the faces of its members on eggs. Each one is a record of a clown's unique identity, preserving the unwritten rule that no clown should copy another's look. This mesmerizing volume collects more than 150 of these portraits, from 1946 to the modern day, accompanied by short personal histories of many of the clowns. Here are Tricky Nicky, Taffy, Bobo, Sammy Sunshine, the legendary Emmett Kelly, and Jolly Jack, clowning since 1977 and still performing today with a penguin puppet named Biscuit. A treasure just like the eggs it enshrines, The Clown Egg Register is an extraordinary archive of images and lives of the men and women behind the make-up.

Stealing Fire

How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

Author: Steven Kotler,Jamie Wheal

Publisher: Dey Street Books

ISBN: 9780062429667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6577

NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A mind-blowing tour along the path from sex and drugs to R&D.” - Financial Times It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.

How to Steal a Car

Author: Pete Hautman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545112877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 170

View: 8862

Fifteen-year-old, suburban high school student Kelleigh, who has her learner's permit, recounts how she began stealing cars one summer, for reasons that seem unclear even to her.

Steal this Book

Author: Abbie Hoffman,Izak Haber,Bert Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568582177

Category: Anarchism

Page: 318

View: 7120

Classic counterculture literature.