Description : Wiley brings together a variegated cast of characters in one of the last outposts of the American frontier, Alaska, during the gold rush of the 1890s.
Description : Fool's Gold is a hard hitting account of how and why the biggest mining fraud ever perpetrated by a Canadian company was allowed to happen and -- most shockingly -- how it could happen again. Bruce Hutchinson charts the unholy alliance which exists in Canada among penny-stock promoters and investment analysts, and he reveals how the financial instruments used by companies to raise money have been seriously abused. He shows also how regulatory agencies -- agencies that exist to protect investors -- are reluctant to enforce their own rules, while irresponsible promotion is rampant; and how Canadian mining interests have aligned with brutal political regimes to produce environmental degradation and deadly social unrest.
Description : Traveling to Venice as part of their effort to expose a counterfeiting scheme, Luca and Isolde acknowledge their growing feelings for one another before meeting an alchemist who believes he has successfully created a Philosopher's Stone. By the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
Description : Two teenagers fresh out of stir set their sights on what looks like easy money in Dolores Hitchens’s Fools’ Gold (1958)—and get a painful education in how quickly and drastically a simple plan can spin out of control. The basis for Jean-Luc Godard’s film Band of Outsiders, Fools’ Gold is a sharply told tale distinguished by its nuanced portrait of a sheltered young woman who becomes a reluctant accomplice and fugitive. This classic novel is one of eight works included in The Library of America's two-volume edition Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s, edited by Sarah Weinman.
Description : It is a truth universally acknowledged that, with rare exception, girls are fatally drawn to jerks! Penny has a great boyfriend, the anti-Pyrite revolution continues to grow, everything seems like it's going great…or is it? With Hannah working some back stabbing magic behind the scenes, Orion going from affectionate to clingy a little too quickly for comfort, and school and costume work piling up, Penny may be a little more over her head than head over heels! All of which gets exceedingly more complicated when she finds herself attracted to Pyrite-supreme Blake!
Description : Everyone knows that -- with rare exception -- girls are fatally drawn to jerks! Upon discovering the sobering truth, Penny takes it upon herself to form her own underground club to identify these boneheads and cure her girlfriends of their addiction to them! But starting a school-wide revolution miay be more complicated than she thought! Designing clothes is one thing, but designing a new standard for the battle of the sexes may be beyond even Penny.
Description : Captain Sisko and the crew of Deep Space Nine make their triumphant return to comics! When the station begins to be overrun by thieves, treasure-seekers, bounty-hunters and other assorted ne'er-do-wells, Major Kira and Constable Odo must find out why. Can they get to the bottom of it before the station's new visitors bring things to a boiling point?!
Description : It’s been months since brothers Jack and George’s adventure in Camp 30, where they’d been sent to spy on the high-ranking German prisoners of war. Now they’re hoping that life will return to normal. But they’re proved terribly wrong when their mother is kidnapped by three thugs who seem to know all about the boys’ pasts. Before they know it they’re on a terrifying new adventure back to Camp X to unearth a buried stash of gold, without which they’ll never see their mother again.