Description : It's the summer of 1994, and Gus Bondoc is going under. One of the best civil-defense lawyers in San Francisco, he's survived by sheer cunning and strict control. But when everything goes wrong at once - when a jury hits his biggest client with a $12 million penalty just after an entry-level employee helps a foreign gorernment wrest $16 million from the most dangerous man he's ever worked for and then sets out to seduce him - Bondoc falls back on his worst instincts and the wrong people. With his business and his life at risk, with plenty of enemies and few friends, he begins the grim process of preserving himself at all costs. A raw portrait of the dark side of high-stakes civil-law practice, Book of Business is a frightening lool at a shadowy world that many imagine but only true insiders ever see.
Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...by whom his majesty was escorted to Dover. The whole road was lined with spectators. The towns through which he passed were decorated with white banners and flags, the bells were set a-ringing, guns were fired, and in fact every possible demonstration of respect and affection was exhibited on this novel but happy occasicra. 24th.--Dover.--At one o'clock this afternoon the Royal Sovereign yacht sailed from our pier head, having on board his majesty Louis XV111.; at four o'clock she was seen at anchor in Calais roads. The departure of his majesty from the hospitable shores of England, and his return to the throne of his ancestors, took place in presence of one of the most numerous and delighted assemblages that a happy con. currence of events could bring together. The pier and the whole of the bore were also lined with troops, who had been assembled in honour of the occasion from different parts of the district. A little before one o'clock the Prince Regent, accompanied by Lord Yarmouth, Colonel Bloomfield, &c. having taken leave of his majesty, came ashorefrom the Royal Sovereign vach t, which was stationed quite close to the quay, and was received by a royal salute from the whole line of troops. The king of France did not appear upon deck; but the Duke de Bourbon, and the other French nobility present, took off their hats on the Regent's leaving the ship. The tide then serving, the Royal Sovereign got under weigh, and passed the pier-head tinder a salute from all the batteries. Here the scene was most interesting; the Prince Regent had taken his station on the farthest point of the pier, and cheered the vessel as she passed, in which he was accompanied by an immense concourse of spectators of all classes. It would be difficult to...
Description : 2032-LeAnn Bethany "Beth" Connors, appears to be a normal, twelve-year-old girl. But on the inside, Beth is a special child, an accidental mutant with incredible intelligence, amazing strength, and a gift that allows her to communicate with machines. She loves karate, soccer, music, and hanging out with her friends. But more than anything, Beth wants to be free after years of isolation and captivity in Arizona. After other mutated children suffer heart conditions from a defective gene, Beth's superior knowledge is called upon to help save their lives. Years of testing and training have gone into developing these children into the next generation of humans, but an errant pilot stumbles upon the testing area and is killed by one of the more aggressive mutants. Her captors-the same scientists who trained her to kill, heal, and operate almost every piece of military hardware our country has to offer-have been ordered to terminate Beth and all others like her. But Beth's amazing abilities allow her to escape in a specially designed Hummer outfitted with the latest in technology. Beth searches for others like her in order to save lives and eventually finds a community of people who understand her-through them she finds friendship and acceptance. But when Beth learns her former captors want to destroy this species of humans, she must use everything she has learned to survive.
Description : The government has long been leaderless, and that is the way many want it to stay. That is, until problems arise. The budget is bloated, so too is the bureaucracy. The alphabet agencies are untrustworthy, Congress refuses to act. When the unthinkable happens, the president needs to break the mold and act unilaterally, but through which agency or bureau? The country is warned, will the leadership heed those warnings in time and who will be the instruments of our country's salvation?
Description : Modern-day Rome: Two American archaeologists suddenly die in an underground passageway in the Roman Forum leading to the buried rooms of Emperor Nero’s Golden Palace. The Italian authorities conclude the deaths were caused by a devastating and highly contagious virus. Tom Stewart, an NYU forensic archaeologist who was present when the deaths occurred, becomes entangled in the race to find the supply of the virus—a race involving many powerful players desperately seeking the deadly contagion. Stewart must find and destroy the virus before others harness its sinister power. The Vatican, foreign groups, the world’s largest genetic seed manufacturer—all have their reasons, and none will stop until they succeed, no matter the cost or risk to millions of people if the virus escapes and causes a pandemic.
Description : As a young guide for Sunshine Tours, Armino Fabbio leads a pleasant, if humdrum life - until he becomes circumstantially involved in the death of an old peasant woman in Rome. The woman, he gradually comes to realise, was his family's beloved servant many years ago, in his native town of Ruffano. He returns to his birthplace, and once there, finds it is haunted by the phantom of his brother, Aldo, shot down in flames during the war. Over five hundred years before, the sinister Duke Claudio, known as The Falcon, lived his twisted, brutal life, preying on the people of Ruffano. But now it is the twentieth century, and the town seems to have forgotten its violent history. But have things really changed? The parallels between the past and present become ever more evident.