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Son of a Gambling Man Book by

Son of a Gambling Man Book
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1250012465
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Summary: A memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who's seen two sides of every coin When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family man—who had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago. The Miller family was as close and as warm as "Ozzie and Harriet," as long as you knew that Ozzie was a bookmaker and a business acquaintance of some very dubious criminal types. As Bob grew up, so did Vegas, now a "town" of some two million. Ross Miller became a respectable businessman and partner in a major casino, though he was still capable of settling a score with his fists. And Bob went on to law school, entering law enforcement and eventually becoming a popular governor of Nevada, holding office longer than anybody in the state's history. And the Miller family's legacy continues. Bob's own son is presently serving as Secretary of State. A warm family memoir, the story of a city heir, with just a little bit of The Godfather and Casino thrown in for spice, Son of a Gambling Man is a unique and thoroughly memorable story.

A Gambling Man Book by Jenny Uglow

A Gambling Man Book
  • Author : Jenny Uglow
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2009-11-05
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN Code: 0571255531
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Summary: Charles II was thirty when he crossed the Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, like spring after long years of Cromwell's rule. But there was no going back, no way he could 'restore' the old. Certainty had vanished. The divinity of kingship fled with his father's beheading. 'Honour' was now a word tossed around in duels. 'Providence' could no longer be trusted. As the country was rocked by plague, fire and war, people searched for new ideas by which to live. Exactly ten years later Charles II would stand again on the shore at Dover, laying the greatest bet of his life in a secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV. The Restoration decade was one of experiment: from the science of the Royal Society to the startling role of credit and risk, from the shocking licence of the court to the failed attempts at toleration of different beliefs. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the 'slippery sovereign', played odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theatres were restored, but the king was the supreme actor. Yet while his grandeur, his court and his colourful sex life were on display, his true intentions lay hidden. A Gambling Man is a portrait of Charles II, exploring his elusive nature through the lens of these ten vital years - and a portrait of a vibrant, violent, pulsing world, racked with plague, fire and war, in which the risks the king took forged the fate of the nation, on the brink of the modern world.

One Good Deed Book by David Baldacci

One Good Deed Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1538750554
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Summary: In this fast-paced historical thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces Archer, a WWII veteran forced to investigate a small-town murder -- or risk returning to prison. It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do's and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't drink alcohol, do get a job--and don't ever associate with loose women. The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer's years serving in the war or his time in jail. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment--and a stiff drink--leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman. Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won't be so easy. The indebted man has a furious grudge against Hank and refuses to pay; Hank's clever mistress has her own designs on Archer; and both Hank and Archer's stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him. When a murder takes place right under Archer's nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict, and Archer realizes that the crime could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn't use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer.

King and Maxwell Book by David Baldacci

King and Maxwell Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1455521221
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Summary: In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, when two former Secret Service agents investigate a message from a soldier who was supposedly killed, they're determined to protect his son...even if they pay for it with their lives. It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler--though they may pay for it with their lives.

No Man's Land Book by David Baldacci

No Man's Land Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1455586498
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Summary: After his father is accused of murder, combat veteran and Special Agent John Puller must investigate his past and learn the truth about his mother in this New York Times bestselling thriller--but someone hiding in the shadows wants revenge. Two men. Thirty years. John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years. But twenty years before that, he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller's and Rogers' worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since. Until now. Military investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie's, arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father-a legendary three-star now sinking into dementia-and reveal that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering his wife. Aided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother. Paul Rogers' time is running out. With the clock ticking, he begins his own journey, one that will take him across the country to the place where all his troubles began: a mysterious building on the grounds of Fort Monroe. There, thirty years ago, the man Rogers had once been vanished too, and was replaced with a monster. And now the monster wants revenge. And the only person standing in his way is John Puller.

Long Road to Mercy Book by David Baldacci

Long Road to Mercy Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1538761556
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Summary: Introducing a remarkable new character from #1 New York Times bestselling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat . . . and an old nightmare. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon-and its rider missing-Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she's abruptly called off the case. If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it... "Love it!" --Lisa Gardner"Atlee Pine is unforgettable." --James Patterson "David Baldacci's best yet." --Lisa Scottoline "Heart-poundingly suspenseful." --Scott Turow "A stunning debut." --Douglas Preston "A perfect blend of action, secrets, and conspiracies." --Steve Berry "Baldacci is at the top of his game." --Kathy Reichs

The Perfect Bet Book by Adam Kucharski

The Perfect Bet Book
  • Author : Adam Kucharski
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0465098592
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Summary: "An elegant and amusing account" of how gambling has been reshaped by the application of science and revealed the truth behind a lucky bet (Wall Street Journal). For the past 500 years, gamblers-led by mathematicians and scientists-have been trying to figure out how to pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have succeeded, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. The house can seem unbeatable. Kucharski shows us just why it isn't. Even better, he demonstrates how the search for the perfect bet has been crucial for the scientific pursuit of a better world.

The Whole Truth Book by David Baldacci

The Whole Truth Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-04-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0446536148
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Summary: A powerful defense contractor, a reluctant intelligence agent, and an ambitious journalist race to contain and control an international crisis that could destroy the world in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. "Dick, I need a war." Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. But Creel may have an even grander plan in mind. Shaw, a man with no first name and a truly unique past, has a different agenda. Reluctantly doing the bidding of a secret multi-national intelligence agency, he travels the globe to keep it safe and at peace. Desperate to get back to the top of her profession, Katie James gets the break of a lifetime: the chance to interview the sole survivor of a massacre that has left every nation stunned. In David Baldacci's first international thriller, these characters face a catastrophic threat that could change the world as we know it.

The Camel Club Book by David Baldacci

The Camel Club Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-10-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 0759515239
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Summary: After witnessing a shocking murder, four conspiracy theorists team up with a Secret Service agent to uncover the government corruption that threatens to cause an international terrorism crisis in this New York Times bestselling thriller. Welcome to THE CAMEL CLUB. Existing at the fringes of Washington, D.C., the Club consists of four eccentric members. Led by a mysterious man known as "Oliver Stone," they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the "truth" behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit--until the group witnesses a shocking murder...and becomes embroiled in an astounding, far-reaching conspiracy. Now the Club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confront one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil-an event that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds. And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.

The Reversal Book by Michael Connelly

The Reversal Book
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0316069469
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Summary: The stakes have never been higher: when DNA evidence frees a sadistic killer, defense attorney Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must put him behind bars before he strikes again. Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years. With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

Delphie and the Birthday Show (Magic Ballerina, Book 6) Book by Darcey Bussell

Delphie and the Birthday Show (Magic Ballerina, Book 6) Book
  • Author : Darcey Bussell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-21
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 0007403100
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Summary: Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell takes you on a captivating journey to a faraway land of ballet and magic, the wonderful world of Enchantia! The sixth of sparkly new series for all young girls who dream of being a ballerina, or simply love to dance!

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Book by Roald Dahl

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Book
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-05-22
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1101652950
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Summary: Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins. "All the tales are entrancing inventions." —Publishers Weekly

When We Were Infinite Book by Kelly Loy Gilbert

When We Were Infinite Book
  • Author : Kelly Loy Gilbert
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1534468234
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Summary: From award-winning author Kelly Loy Gilbert comes a “beautifully, achingly cathartic” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) romantic drama about the secrets we keep, from each other and from ourselves, perfect for fans of Permanent Record and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. All Beth wants is for her tight-knit circle of friends—Grace Nakamura, Brandon Lin, Sunny Chen, and Jason Tsou—to stay together. With her family splintered and her future a question mark, these friends are all she has—even if she sometimes wonders if she truly fits in with them. Besides, she’s certain she’ll never be able to tell Jason how she really feels about him, so friendship will have to be enough. Then Beth witnesses a private act of violence in Jason’s home, and the whole group is shaken. Beth and her friends make a pact to do whatever it takes to protect Jason, no matter the sacrifice. But when even their fierce loyalty isn’t enough to stop Jason from making a life-altering choice, Beth must decide how far she’s willing to go for him—and how much of herself she’s willing to give up.

Daylight Book by David Baldacci

Daylight Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1538761688
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Summary: In this gripping mystery, an FBI Agent’s search for her sister clashes with a military investigator's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy—from which neither of them will escape unscathed. For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy's disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister's kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo. With time running out, Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum race to Vincenzo's last known location in Trenton, New Jersey—and unknowingly stumble straight into John Puller's case, blowing his arrest during a drug ring investigation involving a military installation. Stunningly, Pine and Puller's joint investigation uncovers a connection between Vincenzo's family and a breathtaking scheme that strikes at the very heart of global democracy. Peeling back the layers of deceit, lies and cover-ups, Atlee finally discovers the truth about what happened to Mercy. And that truth will shock Pine to her very core.

You Can't Lose Them All Book by Sal Iacono

You Can't Lose Them All Book
  • Author : Sal Iacono
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1538735342
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Summary: In this informative and entertaining book, learn from Cousin Sal how not to gamble your life away -- along with many other life lessons -- so you don't have to learn the hard way. Over the last forty years, Cousin Sal has made bets with doctors, lawyers, teachers, agents, bookies, writers, comedians, radio DJs, tv producers, baseball players, front office executives, bandleaders, movie stars, publicists, weed lab owners, hedge fund operators, and even professional wrestlers. From his early days growing up in Brooklyn and Long Island flipping baseball cards to now hosting podcasts and TV shows and managing several offshore accounts we don't talk about, Cousin Sal has truly become the average American sports fan's go to source for gambling tips. So here's how not to do it . . . With hilarious tales of love and loss, winning and (a lot) of losing, crazy family and fatherhood, and a life saga that inspired the Phil Collins' song, "Against All Odds," Cousin Sal has now written THE Vegas super-system, MIT-algorithmic, sharp-approved book for how to gamble like a pro -- or at least not how not to go broke and lose your kids to Child Protective Services.

Mercy Book by David Baldacci

Mercy Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 153871969X
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Summary: FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s harrowing search for her long-lost sister Mercy reaches a boiling point in this breakneck thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Mercy’s disappearance left behind a damaged family that later shattered beyond repair when Atlee’s parents inexplicably abandoned her. Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents’ abandonment and Mercy’s kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago. Though Atlee is tantalizingly close to her family at last, the final leg of her long road to Mercy will be the most treacherous yet. Mercy left at least one dead body behind before fleeing her captors years before. Atlee has no idea if her sister is still alive, and if so, how she has been surviving all this time. When the truth is finally revealed, Atlee Pine will face the greatest danger yet, and it may well cost her everything.

Tony 10 Book by Tony O'Reilly,Declan Lynch

Tony 10 Book
  • Author : Tony O'Reilly,Declan Lynch
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-03-02
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0717179680
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Summary: Tony 10 was the online betting username of Tony O’Reilly, the postman who became front-page news in 2011 after he stole €1.75 million from An Post while he was a branch manager in Gorey. He used the money to fund a gambling addiction that began with a bet of €1 and eventually rose to €10 million, leading to the loss of his job, his family, his home – and winning him a prison sentence. From the heart-stopping moments in a hotel room in Cyprus with his wedding money riding on the Epsom Derby, to the euphoria of winning half a million over a weekend, to the late goals and the horses falling at the last fence, Tony 10 is the story of an ordinary man’s journey from normality to catastrophe. At times, he vowed to get out while he was ahead, only to be taken by another surge of adrenaline, falling deeper and deeper into a compulsion that consumed his life. His disappearance on the morning the fraud was discovered led to a surreal three days on the run in Northern Ireland, and ultimately his arrest, conviction and sentencing to four years in jail. Tony 10 is the mesmerising story of the secret life of a pathological gambler – as well as the most compelling account yet of the damage wrought by the online gambling industry.

Blind Tiger Book by Sandra Brown

Blind Tiger Book
  • Author : Sandra Brown
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1538751984
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Summary: With a “knack for romantic tension and page-turning suspense, this one is a winner.” The year 1920 comes in with a roar in this rousing and suspenseful New York Times bestselling novel by Sandra Brown. Prohibition is the new law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed are already institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas (Booklist, starred review). Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble . . . and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners . . . and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will. What was supposed to be a fresh start for Laurel Plummer turns to tragedy. Left destitute but determined to dictate her own future, Laurel plunges into the lucrative regional industry, much to the dislike of the good ol’ boys, who have ruled supreme. Her success quickly makes her a target for cutthroat competitors, whose only code of law is reprisal. As violence erupts, Laurel and—now deputy—Thatcher find themselves on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as whiskey. Includes a Reading Group Guide.

Turn a Blind Eye Book by Jeffrey Archer

Turn a Blind Eye Book
  • Author : Jeffrey Archer
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1250200814
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Summary: Turn a Blind Eye is the third installment in the gripping story of Detective Inspector William Warwick, by the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles. Newly promoted to Detective Inspector, William Warwick is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. Along with detectives Rebecca Pankhurst and Nicky Bailey, his team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle exceeds his income. But the investigation risks being compromised when Nicky falls for Summers. Meanwhile, notorious drug baron Assem Rashidi goes on trial, defended by Booth Watson QC, while William’s father Sir Julian and sister Grace lead the prosecution case. And William’s wife Beth, now a new mother to twins, makes a surprising new friend in Christina Faulkner—the ex-wife of William’s former rival, criminal financier Miles - who has not only turned over a new leaf, but also has a new-found source of income when Faulkner dies suddenly of a heart attack and she stands to be sole inheritor of his estate. As the undercover officers start to draw the threads together, William realizes that the corruption may go deeper still, and more of his colleagues than he first thought might be willing to turn a blind eye.

The Hellfire Club Book by Jake Tapper

The Hellfire Club Book
  • Author : Jake Tapper
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0316472336
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Summary: A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950's D.C. in this "potent thriller" (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper. Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.

Walk the Wire Book by David Baldacci

Walk the Wire Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1538761505
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Summary: Amos Decker -- the FBI consultant with a perfect memory -- returns to solve a gruesome murder in a booming North Dakota oil town in the newest thriller in David Baldacci's #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man series. When Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, they instantly sense that the thriving fracking town is ripe for trouble. The promise of a second gold rush has attracted an onslaught of newcomers all hoping for a windfall, and the community is growing faster than houses can be built. The sudden boom has also brought a slew of problems with it, including drugs, property crimes, prostitution -- and now murder. Decker and Jamison are ordered to investigate the death of a young woman named Irene Cramer, whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped in the open -- which is only the beginning of the oddities surrounding the case. As Decker and Jamison dig into Irene's life, they are shocked to discover that the woman who walked the streets by night as a prostitute was a teacher for a local religious sect by day -- a sect operating on land once owned by a mysterious government facility that looms over the entire community. London is a town replete with ruthless business owners, shady government officials, and religious outsiders, all determined to keep their secrets from coming out. When other murders occur, Decker will need all of his extraordinary memory and detective skills, and the assistance of a surprising ally, to root out a killer and the forces behind Cramer's death. . . before the boom town explodes.

A Minute to Midnight Book by David Baldacci

A Minute to Midnight Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1538761629
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Summary: FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to investigate her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped -- and likely killed -- thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee's rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil -- and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder. Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets -- some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life -- and digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . .

Sooley Book by John Grisham

Sooley Book
  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0385547714
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Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams—and even bigger challenges off the court. “Hard to put down ... the pages turn quickly ... building to a climax that won’t leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel.” —Associated Press In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham’s unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.

Ace - Deuce Book by J.E. Anderson

Ace - Deuce Book
  • Author : J.E. Anderson
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2011-08-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1463424035
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Summary: The theme of this book is a Tour de Noir of a gamblers life. Written in the third person, it describes the successes and eventual downfall of a young hustler. The book extensively describes gambling situations, cheating moves, scams against casinos and casino methods of cheating players. Heretofore unpublished, and possibly unknown even to law enforcement, are the conspiracies and actions of notorious Nevada cheating crews. Gambling on golf, backgammon, gin rummy and poker, and methods employed to take advantage of opponents, are extensively discussed. The early chapters are moments in present time followed by reflection of the protagonist on his past and maturation, development of an exculpatory personal philosophy, love interest (explicit sex) and sexual encounters. His interactions with the Mafia, famous gamblers like “Titanic” Thompson, and present day high-rollers are authentic. Throughout his adventures the humor and irony in life situations are captures.

The Sign Book by Raymond Khoury

The Sign Book
  • Author : Raymond Khoury
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-05-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 1101052651
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Summary: New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury returns with a provocative, hard-hitting thriller ripped from the headlines and set at the intersection of science, religion, politics and history… It appears out of nowhere in the skies above Antarctica—a blazing sphere of light that transforms into a mysterious symbol for all to see. Then, it vanishes. The world is enraptured by the event. Is the symbol man-made? Is it of extraterrestrial origin? Or is it a sign from God? The entire human race holds its breath, desperate for an answer—but will it be the one they're hoping for? For reporter Gracie Logan, it's the story of a lifetime. And her search for the truth will lead her from an ancient monastery in the sands of Egypt to a megachurch in Texas and into a mystery that she may not survive. For ex-con Matt Sherwood, it's a chance to redeem himself—and to find the men responsible for the death of his brother. And for a few shady players in the corridors of power in Washington D.C., it's a chance to redefine the world—and to manipulate the relationship between religion and politics in America, for better, or for worse...

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli Book by Mark Seal

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli Book
  • Author : Mark Seal
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1982158611
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Summary: The behind-the-scenes story of the making of The Godfather, fifty years after the classic film’s original release. The story of how The Godfather was made is as dramatic, operatic, and entertaining as the film itself. Over the years, many versions of various aspects of the movie’s fiery creation have been told—sometimes conflicting, but always compelling. Mark Seal sifts through the evidence, has extensive new conversations with director Francis Ford Coppola and several heretofore silent sources, and complements them with colorful interviews with key players including actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Talia Shire, and others for irresistible insights into how the movie whose success some initially doubted roared to glory. On top of the usual complications of filmmaking, the creators of The Godfather had to contend with the real-life members of its subject matter: the Mob. During production of the movie, location permits were inexplicably revoked, author Mario Puzo got into a public brawl with an irate Frank Sinatra, producer Al Ruddy’s car was found riddled with bullets, men with “connections” vied to be in the cast, and some were given film roles. As Seal notes, this is the tale of “a classic movie that revolutionized filmmaking, saved Paramount Pictures, minted a new generation of movie stars, made its struggling author Mario Puzo rich and famous, and sparked a war between two of the mightiest powers in America: the sharks of Hollywood and the highest echelons of the Mob.” ​ Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli is the lively and complete story of how a masterpiece was made, perfect for anyone who loves the movies.

Olympia Book by Dennis Bock

Olympia Book
  • Author : Dennis Bock
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1443415650
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Summary: Drawing on imaginary outtakes from Riefenstahl's infamous film of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Dennis Bock weaves together the lives of a family living in the shadow of history. Olympia is the story of post-war German immigrants, as told by their son Peter, born in the New World and raised in the sixties and seventies. Though great figures and events of mid-century touch the lives of this remarkable family, it is the private histories, the grand failings and small triumphs of Peter's family that remain etched in the reader's imagination. From Ruby's struggle to rise above her leukemia and her father's love of severe weather and killing tornadoes, to the saint who witnesses a miracle at the bottom of a drowned Spanish village. Set against the backdrop of some of the most significant Olympic moments of our times--the Nazis' stylish and sinister glorification of the Berlin Olympics and the 1972 Munich hostage-taking in which 11 Israelis were murdered--Olympia offers a bold and refreshing perspective on the tragic relationship between Germans and Jews in this century. Bock writes with insight and clarity in a breath-taking, beautiful prose that signals the debut of a brilliant new talent.

A Gambling Man Book by David Baldacci

A Gambling Man Book
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1538719665
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Summary: Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from David Baldacci. The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made if you’re hard-working, lucky, criminal—or all three. Along the way, Archer stops in Reno, where a stroke of fortune delivers him a wad of cash and an eye-popping blood-red 1939 Delahaye convertible—plus a companion for the final leg of the journey, an aspiring actress named Liberty Callahan who is planning to try her luck in Hollywood. But when the two arrive in Bay Town, California, Archer quickly discovers that the hordes of people who flocked there seeking fame and fortune landed in a false paradise that instead caters to their worst addictions and fears. Archer’s first stop is a P.I. office where he is hoping to apprentice with a legendary private eye and former FBI agent named Willie Dash. He lands the job, and immediately finds himself in the thick of a potential scandal: a blackmail case involving a wealthy well-connected politician running for mayor that soon spins into something even more sinister. As bodies begin falling, Archer and Dash must infiltrate the world of brothels, gambling dens, drug operations, and long-hidden secrets, descending into the rotten bones of a corrupt town that is selling itself as the promised land—but might actually be the road to perdition, and Archer’s final resting place.

My Gambling Man Book by DeeDee Lane

My Gambling Man Book
  • Author : DeeDee Lane
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-12-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN Code: 150920394X
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Summary: Music therapist Isabella Dawson is on stage at the Cowboy and Western Museum about to receive an award for her outstanding moral character. As her fiancé, Charles Roberts looks on with love, Isabella longs for real passion to exist between them. In that moment, the museum slips Isabella back in time to The Grand Saloon Theater on a riverboat traveling down the Mississippi. Even better, she’s landed in the arms of a gambling man who answers only to “Chaz.” But Isabella would recognize Charles Roberts anywhere. Now it seems, their nights of passion might be possible. But first, she must navigate undergarments she’s only read about, sing as a headliner in the theater, and let go of her need to be perfect. Lucky for her, she’s found a gambling man who yearns to make all Isabella’s dreams come true…looks like this time the cards just might be stacked in her favor.

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel Book by Jessica Richard

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel Book
  • Author : Jessica Richard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-05-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN Code: 0230307272
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Summary: Gambling permeated the daily lives of eighteenth-century Britons of all classes. This book explicates the relationship between the rampant gambling in eighteenth-century England, the new forms of gambling-inspired capitalism that transformed British society, and novels that interrogate the new socio-economy of long odds and lucky breaks.

Salvation Book by David Cocklin

Salvation Book
  • Author : David Cocklin
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2021-07-20
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN Code: 1039100538
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Summary: SALVATION [sal-vey-shuhn] The act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc. Redemption. Salvation: Lyric & Verse Anthology brings together an expansive collection of stories and reflections on a myriad of topics; from love and lost love, to hope, conflict, spirituality and philosophy. It ranges everywhere from a deeply personal introspection right through to a broad spectrum of social observation. The emotionally evocative tales are littered with truisms, sarcasm, symbolism and analogies, while keeping the reader engaged and intrigued. Lyricist David Cocklin maintains a great variety in his tone, inflection, and subject matter all through the whole collection, so it never feels like the monotonous exercise of a single voice, and never sacrifices the integrity of the thought to the rhyme. His observations, their insights, the color and nuance, and his sheer creativity of expression is fully deployed.

A Gambler's Pleasure Book by Michelle Beattie

A Gambler's Pleasure Book
  • Author : Michelle Beattie
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 194763674X
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Summary: Ten years after strolling out of Marietta without a backward glance, Mitch McCall wins a land deed in a game of poker that has him returning to his hometown, ready to collect his winnings. A few weeks later, he's surprised when he doesn't want to leave. Not only is he working a saloon and unknowingly putting down roots, he's also trying to convince the town's good girl that he's not the rake she believes he is. But love isn't a game and if the successful gambler wants to win, he'll have to bet it all. Melissa lives her life to please her parents. Suffering from their son's abandonment, Melissa puts her own desires and dreams aside to save them more heartache. But a late night encounter with the completely unsuitable Mitch McCall changes everything. With one night becoming many, Mitch helps her uncover the woman she really is and dares her to chase her dreams. But when shocking news arrives about her brother, will Melissa retreat back into her peacemaker role or will she fight for the man she loves?

Once a Gambler Book by Carrie Hudson

Once a Gambler Book
  • Author : Carrie Hudson
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1426831064
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Summary: A riverboat card man, Jake Gannon is about as no-good as they come--despite that good-looking hotness that can make a gal's skirts twirl in most unladylike ways. Suspected to be traveling under an assumed name, Jake has a mighty troublesome past, and was last seen in the company of one fiery filly who goes by the name of Ellie Winslow.... But Ellie ain't no ordinary looker. No sir, she landed here in 1876 by accident and is looking for her sister...and some answers. But first she needs to find a way off this here steamer with a man who fascinates her more every minute--a man who's about to teach her just how wild the West can be!

Parking Lot Picker's Songbook - Mandolin Book by DIX BRUCE

Parking Lot Picker's Songbook - Mandolin Book
  • Author : DIX BRUCE
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-10-30
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1610658809
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Summary: A collection of over 200 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country and Gospel standards. Melodies are presented with standard notation and tablature along with lyrics and chords.Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, the Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson and many more. Also included: Step-by-Step instruction on how to transpose and song to any key!The two CDs include recordings of EVERY song in the book.

Parking Lot Picker's Songbook - Guitar Book by DIX BRUCE

Parking Lot Picker's Songbook - Guitar Book
  • Author : DIX BRUCE
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-03-04
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1610658795
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Summary: A collection of over 200 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country and Gospel standards. Melodies are presented with standard notation and tablature along with lyrics and chords.Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, the Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson and many more. Also included: Step-by-Step instruction on how to transpose any song to any key!The two CDs include recordings of EVERY song in the book.

Footsteps Book by Larry Morgan

Footsteps Book
  • Author : Larry Morgan
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN Code: 1475997574
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Summary: Whens the last time you read a poem that touched your heart, captured your imagination, or made you laugh out loud? A gifted writer who has traveled the world reflects on Relationships, Women, Real Men, Life, and Humor. From the romantic and profound to the clever and absurd, FOOTSTEPS will leave you with a smile on your face and a glow in your heart. This is a book youll share but want back. These are poems youll read again and again.

A Thousand Bayonets Book by Joel Mark Harris

A Thousand Bayonets Book
  • Author : Joel Mark Harris
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2011-08-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: 1462032702
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Summary: Upon returning from Afghanistan, journalist John Webster discovers a gang war in his backyard. Now he must find a way to survive in this Canadian warzone—or die in the crossfire. John Webster has seen the terrible things human beings can do. He’s an experienced investigative journalist, recently returned from the war in Afghanistan. John saw hell over there; he looked death straight in the face. He is glad to be back to the normalcy of his Canadian home—that is, until he realizes there is a war brewing in his own backyard, and “peace” is a word no longer spoken. John gets caught up in the battle between two of the most powerful and murderous criminal gangs in the city. Using what he learned on the foreign battlefields, he stays alive, despite the price on his head. The only way to save his own life is to find the man responsible for the brutal neighborhood bloodshed. When the police slap a subpoena on him, though, John finds his only solace on the streets. Suddenly, John is back in a warzone, fighting for his life. Will he be able to stop the bloodthirsty crime lords? The flashbacks to Afghanistan threaten to pull John into darkness. Soon, the past and present collide, and he can’t tell which way is up or down. The need for redemption may be stronger than the need for survival as John Webster finds himself on his most dangerous assignment yet.