Stealing People

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609453247

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2930

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'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: 9412

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

Stealing People

Author: Suzann Dodd

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468963996

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2578

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 Lincoln's Body

Author: Thomas J. CRAUGHWELL

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674029976

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4794

On the night of the 1876 presidential election, a gang of counterfeiters attempted to steal the entombed embalmed body of Abraham Lincoln and hold it for ransom. Craughwell returns to this bizarre, and largely forgotten, event with the first book to place the grave robbery in historical context. This rousing story of hapless con men, intrepid federal agents, and ordinary Springfield citizens offers an unusual glimpse into late-nineteenth-century America.

Stealing Sweets and Punching People

Author: Phil Porter

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 184943803X

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 1819

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.

Stealing Elections

How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy

Author: John Fund

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 159403270X

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 8185

John Fund explores the real divide the country faces with the looming election. Through wary thoughts on voting integrity, he shows how eletions can be decided by the votes of dead people, illegal felon voters, and absentee voters that simply don't exist. If nothing is done to address the growing cynicism about vote counting, rest assured that another close presidential election that descends into bitter partisan wrangling is just around the corner.

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: 829

'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 God's Thunder

Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod And the Invention of America

Author: Philip Dray

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812968107

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 1423

A detailed portrait of Benjamin Franklin concentrates on his scientific experiments and discoveries and explores the implications of his empirical research and his revolutionary inventions for the evolution of American democracy.

Stealing Your Life

The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan

Author: Frank W. Abagnale

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767927345

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 3352

The charismatic forger immortalized in Catch Me If You Can exposes the astonishing tactics of today’s identity theft criminals and offers powerful strategies to thwart them based on his second career as an acclaimed fraud-fighting consultant. When Frank Abagnale trains law enforcement officers around the country about identity theft, he asks officers for their names and addresses and nothing more. In a matter of hours he can obtain everything he would need to steal their lives: Social Security numbers, dates of birth, current salaries, checking account numbers, the names of everyone in their families, and more. This illustrates how easy it is for anyone from anywhere in the world to assume our identities and in a matter of hours devastate our lives in ways that can take years to recover from. Considering that a fresh victim is hit every four seconds, Stealing Your Life is the reference everyone needs by an unsurpassed authority on the latest identity theft schemes. Consider these sobering facts: • Six out of ten American companies and government agencies have already been hacked. • An estimated 80 percent of birth certificate requests are fulfilled through the mail for people using only a name and a return address. • Americans write 39 billion checks a year, and half of them never reconcile their bank statements. • A Social Security number costs $49 on the black market. A driver’s license goes for $90. A birth certificate will set you back $79. Abagnale offers dozens of concrete steps to transform anyone from an easy mark into a hard case that criminals are likely to bypass: • Don’t allow your kids to use the computer on which you do online banking and store financial records (children are apt to download games and attachments that host damaging viruses or attract spyware). • Beware of offers that appeal to greed or fear in exchange for personal data. • Monitor your credit report regularly and know if anyone’s been “knocking on your door.” • Read privacy statements carefully and choose to opt out of sharing information whenever possible. Brimming with anecdotes of creative criminality that are as entertaining as they are enlightening, Stealing Your Life is the practical way to shield yourself from one of today’s most nefarious and common crimes.

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: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062429671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8453

NATIONAL BESTSELLER CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of 2017 “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.

Empower the People

Overthrow The Conspiracy That Is Stealing Your Money And Freedom

Author: Tony Brown

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061922471

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 734

In the follow-up to his very successful Black Lies, White Lies, controversial talk-show host and radio commentator Tony Brown presents a practical plan to reclaim our resources and institutions from a selfish and exclusive power elite. At the start of the twentieth century, argues Tony Brown, the world's economy was hijacked. In capitalist and communist countries alike, elitist groups took control of international trade and national banks, with dire results for the ordinary citizen. Ever since, capital has moved toward a single inner circle -- the Ruling Class Conspiracy -- who monopolize the world's markets and even its governments for personal profit. Their stratagems range from the "war" against drugs to deliberately induced racial conflict among ethnic groups in America -- none in earnest, all carefully designed to preserve a pernicious status quo. But Tony Brown has a remedy. His provocative and empowering seven-step plan offers an opportunity to break free once and for all from the constricting control of the wealthy and powerful who have run the world for far too long -- including a point-by-point program for radical reform of the income tax and a proposal to muzzle the Federal Reserve Bank, which exerts unconscionable influence over the lives of every American. Incendiary and persuasive, this book reaches beyond race to claim the high ground of historical, logical, and moral analysis. For nearly half a century of Cold War, America and the Free World were defined by opposition to Communism...but was this merely a red herring to ensure the domination of the haves over the have-nots? Read Empower the People, form your own conclusions...and hit the brakes!

Upton Plays: 1

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

Author: Judy Upton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408117940

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 5418

"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

Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls

Compulsive Stealing, Spending, and Hoarding

Author: Terrence Daryl Shulman

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741495058

Category: Self-Help

Page: 247

View: 3887

There's something troubling in our midst, somehow lost among the myriad of problems and challenges we face individually and collectively. Stealing, spending and hoarding behaviors have slowly then rapidly exploded in front of our eyes-or, perhaps more acc

Building People

Sunday Emails from a Chairman

Author: Mun Leong Liew

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111928807X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8575

Eavesdrop on a top business leader to learn the secrets of great leadership Building People provides a glimpse into the mind of one of Asia’s keenest and most effective business leaders. Before becoming Chairman of Changi Airport Group and Surbana Jurong, author Mun Leong Liew was named Best CEO in Singapore, Best CEO in Asia, CEO of the Year, Outstanding CEO of the Year, and more—but his successes are not based strictly upon the numbers. This book reveals the personal and professional philosophy behind this extraordinarily effective leader, in the context of frank and insightful emails to his staff. Touching on everything from honour and potential to training and mentorship, these messages paint a clear picture of the difference between good and great leadership. Effective leaders build companies, but legendary leaders build people—by strengthening the heart of your organisation, you enable robust growth and dynamic stability from the inside out. These emails go beyond mere public relations to lay open the true nature of a man who is honestly, deeply committed to his job, his responsibility, his organisation, and most of all, his people. Learn why work-life balance is not a zero-sum game Discover what pragmatism and commitment truly mean in business Realise the importance of good partnerships and unsung heroes Manage change effectively and employ it wisely for sustainable success By eavesdropping on a leader’s communications with the people he serves, you get a real sense of the man behind the success. Great leadership is rooted in a philosophy of “building up” instead of tearing down, and motivated by the sincere belief that we bring our own purpose into everything we do. Building People brings great leadership to life, and inspires action over theory through the insights of Mun Leong Liew.

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3619

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

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: 7902


White Tears

A novel

Author: Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0451493702

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3228

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.

Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374332662

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 265

View: 8649

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. A Newbery Award Winner. 75,000 first printing.

Stealing Faces

Author: Michael Prescott

Publisher: Michael Prescott

ISBN: 0983937710

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9711

A serial killer is startled to discover that an unknown woman is stalking him.