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The Art of Deception Book by ,

The Art of Deception Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-08-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 076453839X
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Summary: The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.

The Art of Deception Book by Sergio Kokis

The Art of Deception Book
  • Author : Sergio Kokis
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2002-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN Code: 9781550023848
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Summary: Max Willem, a young art student in Montreal at the end of the 1960s, becomes obsessed with outward appearances - with make-up, costume, and masks of all kinds. For him, outward reality, and in particular that of the opposite sex, is composed of many veils of illusion and artifice through which he must see if he is to feel fully alive. At the same time, Max discovers his exceptional talent for art forgery. Moving to New York, he becomes a tool in the hands of a powerful international ring dealing in forged art, and suffers from the loss of his own artistic integrity. Himself seduced as much as a seducer, how can Max escape and redeem his artistic soul?

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Book by Leonard Goldberg

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Book
  • Author : Leonard Goldberg
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1250101050
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Summary: 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice—Best Historical Mystery From USA Today and internationally bestselling author Leonard Goldberg comes The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, a new thrilling tale of the great detective’s daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson, Jr. as they investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society. 1914. Joanna Blalock’s keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely-tuned brain. But when she and her ten-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic skills, they invite her to become the third member of their investigative team. Caught up in a Holmesian mystery that spans from hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880, Joanna and her companions must devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging familiar culprits, Scotland Yard, and members of the British aristocracy. Unbeknownst to her, Joanna harbors a mystery of her own. The product of a one-time assignation between the now dead Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outwit the famous detective, Joanna has unwittingly inherited her parents’ deductive genius.

The Art of Intrusion Book by Kevin D. Mitnick,William L. Simon

The Art of Intrusion Book
  • Author : Kevin D. Mitnick,William L. Simon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9780470503829
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Summary: Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including: A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained access With riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.

The Art of Deception Book by Nora Roberts

The Art of Deception Book
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1250834619
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Summary: A young woman finds herself caught up in international intrigue—and gets her heart stolen—in The Art of Deception from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, “the queen of romantic suspense” (The Columbus Dispatch). Adam Haines claims to be an admirer of Phillip Fairchild’s artistry, wishing to practice the craft as a student of the famous painter. Phillip’s daughter Kirby believes her father is blind to Adam’s flattery and suspects he’s hiding something. An attempt on Kirby’s life reveals the truth after Adam saves her. He’s an investigator seeking a missing Rembrandt painting and the trail leads to Phillip, who’s been known to traffic in forged and stolen art. Now, as Adam and Kirby risk their lives to protect her father and stop dangerous criminals, they also take a chance on the love that’s growing between them.

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception Book by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception Book
  • Author : Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2009-01-16
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0307544982
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Summary: “The hottest sleuth to appear in children’s books since Nancy Drew” (The Boston Globe) is back! Don’t miss the eighth book in the series that’s been described as “a combination of Carl Hiaasen’s Flush and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books” (School Library Journal) and hailed as “nonstop whodunits” (Kirkus Reviews)! The artsy crowd thinks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception in high-tops. But when she tackles a robber who’s brandishing a gun with one hand and pulling paintings from the wall with the other, they’re glad she has nerve. Or are they? Sammy may have stopped one criminal, but the real crime at this show has yet to be discovered. The real crime is more subtle, more artful, than anything Sammy’s ever seen. Who knew art could be so dangerous? Praise for the Sammy Keyes series: “If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” —New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton “The sleuth delights from start to finish. Keep your binoculars trained on Sammy Keyes.” —Publishers Weekly “The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review

Social Engineering Book by Christopher Hadnagy

Social Engineering Book
  • Author : Christopher Hadnagy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-06-25
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1119433754
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Summary: Harden the human firewall against the most current threats Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire—why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, renowned expert Christopher Hadnagy explains the most commonly-used techniques that fool even the most robust security personnel, and shows you how these techniques have been used in the past. The way that we make decisions as humans affects everything from our emotions to our security. Hackers, since the beginning of time, have figured out ways to exploit that decision making process and get you to take an action not in your best interest. This new Second Edition has been updated with the most current methods used by sharing stories, examples, and scientific study behind how those decisions are exploited. Networks and systems can be hacked, but they can also be protected; when the “system” in question is a human being, there is no software to fall back on, no hardware upgrade, no code that can lock information down indefinitely. Human nature and emotion is the secret weapon of the malicious social engineering, and this book shows you how to recognize, predict, and prevent this type of manipulation by taking you inside the social engineer’s bag of tricks. Examine the most common social engineering tricks used to gain access Discover which popular techniques generally don’t work in the real world Examine how our understanding of the science behind emotions and decisions can be used by social engineers Learn how social engineering factors into some of the biggest recent headlines Learn how to use these skills as a professional social engineer and secure your company Adopt effective counter-measures to keep hackers at bay By working from the social engineer’s playbook, you gain the advantage of foresight that can help you protect yourself and others from even their best efforts. Social Engineering gives you the inside information you need to mount an unshakeable defense.

The Art of Deception Book by Leonard Goldberg

The Art of Deception Book
  • Author : Leonard Goldberg
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1250224217
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Summary: "Suspenseful and entertaining, with many twists and turns....This is one of the best Sherlock Holmes series since Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell books."—Historical Novel Society USA Today bestselling author Leonard Goldberg returns with another puzzling case for the daughter of Sherlock Holmes to unravel in this exciting mystery, The Art of Deception, sure to be enjoyed by fans of Sherlock Holmes as well as Laurie R. King and Charles Finch. In the west end of London, an apparently crazed individual is on the loose, breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash valuable paintings of women. Despite Scotland Yard’s best efforts, the criminal remains at large and continues on his destructive path. When Joanna and the Watsons are called in to solve the mystery, they soon discover that although the canvases have been slashed, their backings remain pristine, with no cuts or scratches. The criminal, it seems, is no mere vandal—he's searching for something hidden behind the portraits. Suspicion soon falls on two skilled art restorers who previously worked at the gallery where all the vandalized art was purchased. When Joanna finds the body of one in a bricked off fireplace at the gallery, the other is left as the prime suspect. But then he's discovered dead as well. Luckily, Joanna has a plan for ensnaring the criminal once and for all. But it must not fail, or more paintings—and lives—will be lost.

Deception in War Book by Jon Latimer

Deception in War Book
  • Author : Jon Latimer
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2003-04-29
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1590209362
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Summary: While the battle for air supremacy is being waged in the skies, the coalition forces pull off a stunning, and ultimately decisive, deception. Later dubbed the “Hail Mary Pass,†? it consists of the abrupt relocation of the coalition ground forces hundreds of miles to the West. Meanwhile, as inflatable decoys, deceptive radio transmissions, and psyops leaflets all lead them to believe, the Iraqis are expecting an amphibious assault from the Persian Gulf, hundreds of miles from where it is actually occurring. The world’s fourth largest army is preparing to engage a horde of phantoms. The coalition forces are able to march deep into Iraq with little opposition. Within one hundred days, Kuwait City is liberated and a decisive victory by the coalition forces is won. Deception on the battlefield is surely as old as warfare itself. The examples stretch from the very beginnings of recorded military history—Pharaoh Ramses II's campaign against the Hittites in 1294 B.C.—to modern times, when technology has placed a stunning array of devices into the arsenals of military commanders. Military historians often underestimate the importance of deception in warfare. This book is the first to fully describe its value. Jon Latimer shows how simple some tricks have been, but also how technology has increased the range and subtlety of what is possible—bogus radio traffic, virtual images, even false smells. He draws examples from land, sea, and air to show how great commanders have always had, as Winston Churchill put it, that indispensable “element of legerdemain, an original and sinister touch, which leaves the enemy puzzled as well as beaten.†?

Photography: The Art of Deception Book by ,

Photography: The Art of Deception Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Amherst Media
  • Release Date : 2016-10-17
  • Category: Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 1682030946
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Summary: Photography is a lie. Just think about it: photographers create two-dimensional images that sometimes even lack color and then expect everyone who views the image to believe that this is how the subject and scene appeared in front of the lens, in real life. What is truly amazing is that people fall for the visual trickery readily, almost as if they want to be deceived. It gets better: people still believe that one can photograph only what is really there. In this book, Irakly Shanidze reveals the smoke and mirrors that the best photographers use to surprise, entertain, and inspire viewers. He explains that the individual features of photographer’s perception and technical limitations of his equipment make him do things that may eventually make a picture look very different from how a viewer would see the same scene with a naked eye and can lead to a ruined picture. Conversely, photographers who understand these phenomena can use the aforementioned “constraints” to deliberately adjust the level of truthfulness in their pictures. In each beautifully illustrated chapter, Shanidze discloses the photographic tools that enterprising photographers can use to create visual deception (e.g., to create a sense of dimension, create day-for-night effects, establish mood, simulate candid photographs, and generally suspend disbelief—without the time-consuming post-processing!). In doing so, he describes the image objectives (in other words, defines the image concepts) and introduces the tools needed to achieve them—whether a lens of a certain focal length, a light of a specific wattage, or a given shutter speed. He also deconstructs some of his favorite images to show readers how he was able to create a chiseled deception of his own. Armed with this book, photographers will learn to truly take the reins in their photographic pursuits and deliver supercharged, iconic, storytelling images.

The Art of Deception Book by Elizabeth Ironside

The Art of Deception Book
  • Author : Elizabeth Ironside
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Release Date : 2017-12-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN Code: 1788630238
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Summary: A spell-binding story of greed, love and murder. Nicholas Ochterlonie thinks himself the most conventional of Englishmen, content to live on his private income and dabble in art history. If only his wife had not decided to leave him, he might have remained just that. But she did, and he finds himself on his own in London the night he rescues Julian Bennet from a mugger. Beautiful, mysterious and threatened by dangers Nicholas cannot even begin to understand, Julian draws him into her terrifying world where hot money and the Russian Mafia mix in a murderous cocktail. Then Julian’s world and his meet when his speculations about whether a painting is a forgery make him a bitter enemy. The result is murder. Praise for Elizabeth Ironside ‘Excellent local colour and culture, good adventure and an admirable denouement’ Marcel Berlins ‘She joins those few mystery writers you unreservedly look forward to reading ... a thoroughly satisfying psychological thriller’ Harriet Waugh, Spectator ‘A fine, stylish book to be savoured’ James Melville ‘Superbly handled ... a masterly example of classic crime fiction’ Birmingham Post ‘A spell-binding story of love, murder and deception’ Coventry Evening Telegraph ‘Enticing murder mystery’ Manchester Evening News

The Art of Deceit Book by Fabiola Joseph

The Art of Deceit Book
  • Author : Fabiola Joseph
  • Publisher : Urban Renaissance
  • Release Date : 2018-11-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1601621000
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Summary: What was it like in the heyday of the Hip-Hop video vixen? Enter Tangie’s world and find out how to master the art of deceit. Sex, drugs, lies and video tape all dwell in the shadows of Hip-Hop. It's a glamorous and alluring world that can blind its participants to certain truths. This euphoric illusion, which is filled with money, women, sex, and power, is also deceiving. You start to believe that the fame will last forever, the people around you are really your friends, and the scandalous woman at your side really loves you for the person that you are. Stardom can become dangerous for the naïve souls who rise to success without armor. Tangie is the hottest thing to hit the video scene. She's young, sexy, and dangerously appealing. Where most are just pretty to look at, Tangie is also witty, quick tempered, and sassy. She slithers her way into the hearts of many rappers, and into the wallets of even more. Her latest victim is Hip-Hop’s newest sensation, Tay’von “Too Fine” Miller. Tay’von is told by his record label that he needs a better-looking woman on his arm because the public will deem his plus-sized girlfriend unworthy of a rising star. Thinking he's found his perfect victim, he pulls Tangie into his world, hoping to use her for her looks, only to get rid of her when he is done. But he has highly underestimated her. Her charm is as hypnotic as a snake charmer, and as strong as the magic of a voodoo priest. Once she has cast her spell, she is sure to bring any man or woman to their knees. Tangie has no chill and shows no mercy to people like Shamika, the spiteful girlfriend of equally talented but not as successful rapper Black Dialect. She will stop at nothing to secure her lifestyle, even if that means shaking hands with a record label owner who Tay’von has proclaimed a sworn enemy. Carmello wants Tay’von to sign to his record label, and Tangie wants to reach her ultimate goals: money, fame, and revenge! Together they hatch a plan that will give them both what they want. What will happen when Tay’von, his bodyguard, the sexy R&B tour mate Amira, and Carmello all fall under Tangie’s spell? Death, debauchery, and deceit. Now, if only everything would go as planned.

The Art of Darkness Book by Scott Gerwehr,Russell W. Glenn,Dana J. Johnson,Ann Flanagan

The Art of Darkness Book
  • Author : Scott Gerwehr,Russell W. Glenn,Dana J. Johnson,Ann Flanagan
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Release Date : 2000-02-29
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN Code: 9780833048318
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Summary: This research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of the relationship between deception and the urban environment, first to explore the power of deception when employed against U.S. forces in urban operations, and second to evaluate the potential value of deception when used by U.S. forces in urban operations.

Ghost in the Wires Book by Kevin Mitnick

Ghost in the Wires Book
  • Author : Kevin Mitnick
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2011-08-15
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0316134473
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Summary: In this "intriguing, insightful and extremely educational" novel, the world's most famous hacker teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data (Frank W. Abagnale). Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and no matter how fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. As the FBI's net finally began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated game of hide-and-seek that escalated through false identities, a host of cities, and plenty of close shaves, to an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes -- and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they protect their most sensitive information. "Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank." -- NPR

The Triumph of Doubt Book by David Michaels

The Triumph of Doubt Book
  • Author : David Michaels
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0190922680
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Summary: Opioids. Concussions. Obesity. Climate change. America is a country of everyday crises -- big, long-spanning problems that persist, mostly unregulated, despite their toll on the country's health and vitality. And for every case of government inaction on one of these issues, there is a set of familiar, doubtful refrains: The science is unclear. The data is inconclusive. Regulation is unjustified. It's a slippery slope. Is it? The Triumph of Doubt traces the ascendance of science-for-hire in American life and government, from its origins in the tobacco industry in the 1950s to its current manifestations across government, public policy, and even professional sports. Well-heeled American corporations have long had a financial stake in undermining scientific consensus and manufacturing uncertainty; in The Triumph of Doubt, former Obama and Clinton official David Michaels details how bad science becomes public policy -- and where it's happening today. Amid fraught conversations of "alternative facts" and "truth decay," The Triumph of Doubt wields its unprecedented access to shine a light on the machinations and scope of manipulated science in American society. It is an urgent, revelatory work, one that promises to reorient conversations around science and the public good for the foreseeable future.

Eye on the Prize: The Art of Deception Book by KC Avalon

Eye on the Prize: The Art of Deception Book
  • Author : KC Avalon
  • Publisher : Self Published
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: Most children have all of the material possessions that they desire at their fingertips. Marco had nothing but was happy and content until he suffered a tragedy that permanently changed his life without warning. While the rest of the world kept moving, Marco struggled and felt deprived. His dreams were shattered, and he paid his dues as far as he was concerned and was entitled to the fortune that he deserved for the pain he endured. No ordinary career was going to cut it. Now was the time for some double-dealing, and if some people needed to be deceived in the process, so be it. Marco needed to keep his eye on the prize. Avalon’s unadorned prose and measured pace effectively establish the characters. An absorbing thriller with an unforgettable ending. - Kirkus Reviews The plot includes a number of twists and turns, making the book an exciting, page-turning read. Eye on the Prize is a gripping suspense novel for fans of the genre. - Reader’s Favorite KC Avalon delivers a dramatic new novel with more than enough psychological complexity within this twisting read to be highly entertaining. - Self-Publishing Review

The Art of Deception Book by Ridley Pearson

The Art of Deception Book
  • Author : Ridley Pearson
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2003-08-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1401398383
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Summary: Seattle police psychologist Daphne Mathews has her hands full with a pregnant, addicted, runaway teenager, a murder victim's brother whose strange behavior unnerves her, and a deputy sheriff she once treated who's now stalking her. She's frightened enough to move in with Detective John LaMoia, a development that doesn't exactly thrill Lou Boldt, their boss and Daphne'sex-lover. But Lou's too busy with his own cases to brood over John and Daphne: the recent disappearances of two local women, and the death of Billy Chen, the nephew of Mama Lu, an old friend and a powerful figure in Seattle's Chinese community, which appeared to be an accident but turns out to have been murder.The only thing the disappearances and murder have in common is location; all three victims were last seen in a part of downtown built over the Underground, a dark and dangerous warren of buildings abandoned after the fire that leveled Seattle more than a hundred years ago. While Seattle's Underground has been the setting for several mysteries by other authors (Earl Emerson, J.A. Jance), Pearson makes the most of its creepy-crawly atmosphere in a gripping thriller whose solid plotting pulls all of Daphne's, LaMoia's, and Boldt's cases together. It also wisely reconfigures the personal relationships among the three central characters, which bodes well for their future adventures in this long-running series (Middle ofNowhere, The Pied Piper). --Jane Adams

Off Speed Book by Terry McDermott

Off Speed Book
  • Author : Terry McDermott
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0307908895
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Summary: Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The lively and fascinating story of baseball’s 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch In August 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in what Terry McDermott calls “one of the greatest exhibitions of off-speed pitches ever put on.” For McDermott, a lifelong fan and student of baseball, the extraordinary events of that afternoon inspired this incisive meditation on the art of pitching. Within the framework of Hernandez’s historic achievement, Off Speed provides a vibrant narrative of the history and evolution of pitching, combining baseball's rich tradition of folklore with the wealth of new metrics from a growing legion of statisticians who are transforming the way we think about the game. Off Speed is also the personal story of a fan’s steadfast devotion, first kindled in McDermott by his father at the local diamond in small-town Iowa and now carried forward with the same passion by his own daughters. Approaching his subject with the love every fan brings to the park and the expertise of a probing journalist, McDermott explores with irrepressible curiosity the science and the romance of baseball.