Supernotes

Autore: Agent Kasper
Editore: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 0385540086
Grandezza: 79,35 MB
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In the Cambodian hinterlands, a lone Western prisoner suffers through a hot, muddy, interminable sentence. Wasted by repeated torture, lack of sleep, malnutrition, and psychotropic drugs, he has been abandoned. His years of exemplary service to his government mean nothing. No one is coming for him. This is Agent Kasper, a man with a staggering résumé: commercial airline pilot, firearms expert, highly accomplished practitioner of several of the martial arts, a secret agent par excellence. It is this incredible competence that will be his undoing. While investigating Mafia money laundering in Phnom Penh, Kasper is approached by the CIA to track down the source of the so-called supernotes—illegal U.S. banknotes counterfeited so perfectly that they are undetectable, even by sophisticated machines—that are flooding Southeast Asia. With patience, skill, and courage, Kasper uncovers the explosive secret behind them and is badly burned by the truth. Meanwhile, back in Rome, a sharp, scrappy lawyer named Barbara Belli has been hired by Kasper’s family to work for his release. She has contacts in the foreign ministry, and while officials make sweeping claims about moving heaven and earth, nothing happens. It’s more than just creaking bureaucracy. Kasper has really pissed off the wrong people. Based on true events in the life of a former spy, Kasper’s journey makes for a shocking and spellbinding page-turner of petty corruption, high-level betrayal, and state secrets so powerful that governments will protect them by any means. From the Hardcover edition.

Eternal Life

Autore: John O'Loughlin
Editore: Centretruths Digital Media
ISBN: 1446103714
Grandezza: 24,12 MB
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Cryptically subtitled 'Supernotes from Beyond', ETERNAL LIFE is by any standards a substantial compilation of essayistic aphorisms which cycle, or pass through several turns of the spiral of metaphysical ascension, on their otherworldly way towards philosophical perfection (theosophy), always with a view to advancing and enhancing the ideological philosophy of Social Transcendentalism. With a full quadruplicity of Elemental postulates, that is, fire, water, vegetation (earth) and air, few contexts evade a thoroughgoing critique of their respective components, whether in relation to space, time, volume, or mass, but continue to portend the possibility of definitive presentation.

Counterfeit Lies

Autore: Oliver North
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147671438X
Grandezza: 67,19 MB
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From Oliver North—whose New York Times bestseller Heroes Proved was praised by Sean Hannity as “a heart-thumping ‘must-read’ for every American”—comes a gripping, nonstop thriller that could only be written by someone who has “been there, done that.” Veteran undercover FBI agent Jake Kruse is investigating a smuggling ring in southern California when his assignment is cut short. A prominent criminal defense attorney wants to hire Jake on another kind of mission: to kill the daughter of a local crime boss. What began as a “contract killing” soon captures the attention of the CIA, the US Secret Service, and high-level officials in Washington. The undercover agent is plunged into a deadly underworld of North Korean espionage, Hezbollah terror, and the sinister deception Iran uses to acquire nuclear weapons. Caught in a web of international intrigue that goes to the top of the US government, Kruse is forced to confront the ultimate moral quandary: doing what’s right when everything seems wrong. Now, national security expert and decorated war hero Oliver North and former US Marine and FBI undercover agent Bob Hamer bring their real life experience to this tightly written tale of international intrigue and down-to-the-wire suspense. They say it’s fiction. But it’s all too real.

Supernotes

Autore: Agente Kasper
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852048987
Grandezza: 47,40 MB
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«L'inferno esiste e io ci sono stato.» Sono queste le parole con cui l'Agente Kasper, un ex carabiniere divenuto agente dei sevizi segreti e poi del ROS, comincia a raccontare la sua vicenda a Luigi Carletti. Il caso dell'Agente Kasper è stato coperto da riserbo e omertà, i media ne sono all'oscuro. La vicenda sembra incredibile: l'ex carabiniere italiano ha trascorso tredici mesi in un campo di concentramento cambogiano. Lo hanno rapito e imprigionato. Hanno tentato di farlo sparire nel nulla. Con lui dovevano sparire i risultati del suo lavoro, un'indagine lunga e difficile, con un nome che forse, prima di questa storia, non diceva molto ma ora significa tantissimo: supernotes. Per le supernotes si può morire, in spregio a qualsiasi legge e a qualsiasi accordo. Per le supernotes si può finire all'inferno. L'inferno dell'Agente Kasper comincia in Italia ma si consuma in Cambogia, dove nel marzo del 2008 viene sequestrato per essere eliminato. È sbattuto in prigioni improvvisate e in una caserma, poi in un ospedale-lager. Infine, a Prey Sar: un autentico campo di concentramento, a pochi chilometri da Phnom Penh. Nessuno fa niente, qualcuno ha posto un veto. Troppo grande e troppo grave quel che l'Agente Kasper ha scoperto con la sua meticolosa indagine: banconote da cento dollari per milioni e milioni, stampate fuori dal territorio americano. Queste sono le supernotes. «Same-same but different» dicono in Cambogia. Ma chi le stampa? Quella che Kasper scopre è una verità quasi incredibile. Documenti, testimonianze, riscontri e reperti: il materiale che Luigi Carletti e l'Agente Kasper riescono a mettere insieme nella loro attenta ricostruzione è impressionante. Ma sopra ogni cosa c'è l'esperienza diretta del protagonista, narrata con il ritmo e la forza di una folgorante spy story che intreccia e svela anche pagine inedite della recente storia italiana: la nascita di Gladio, la latitanza dei neofascisti in America Latina, il piano per eliminare gli uomini di Nelson Mandela in Europa, la guerra nei Balcani. E, infine, il legame strettissimo e ambiguo dei servizi segreti italiani con la CIA. Supernotes è allo stesso tempo una grande storia e una grande narrazione dove la realtà del mondo in cui viviamo si rivela più forte di ogni fantasia.

Counterfeiting Of U S Currency Abroad

Autore: Spencer Bachus
Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788145407
Grandezza: 33,32 MB
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Hearing on the problem of counterfeiting of U.S. currency abroad and its implications. Legislation making international counterfeiting of U.S. currency a Federal offense was only passed in 1994. Counterfeiting is one part of a double problem, the other being money-laundering; the two are usually found together. Witnesses include Theodore Allison, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Jack Blum; Eljay Bowron, Director, U.S. Secret Service; Institute for National Strategic Studies; Dept. of the Treasury; American Numismatic Assoc; Robert Sims, State Dept.; and Kenneth Timmerman, Middle East Data Project.

North Korea

Autore: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security
Editore:
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Grandezza: 58,61 MB
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Joseph Andrews

Autore: Henry Fielding
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110826
Grandezza: 66,20 MB
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First English realistic novel depicts misadventures of Joseph and his old tutor, Parson Adams, and their travels — along the way exposing, through their own innocence and honesty, the hypocrisy and affectation of others.

The End Of Money

Autore: David Wolman
Editore: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306822695
Grandezza: 39,14 MB
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For ages, money has meant little metal disks and rectangular slips of paper. Yet the usefulness of physical money--to say nothing of its value--is coming under fire as never before. Intrigued by the distinct possibility that cash will soon disappear, author and Wired contributing editor David Wolman sets out to investigate the future of money...and how it will affect your wallet. Wolman begins his journey by deciding to shun cash for an entire year--a surprisingly successful experiment (with a couple of notable exceptions). He then ventures forth to find people and technologies that illuminate the road ahead. In Honolulu, he drinks Mai Tais with Bernard von NotHaus, a convicted counterfeiter and alternative-currency evangelist whom government prosecutors have labeled a domestic terrorist. In Tokyo, he sneaks a peek at the latest anti-counterfeiting wizardry, while puzzling over the fact that banknote forgers depend on society's addiction to cash. In a downtrodden Oregon town, he mingles with obsessive coin collectors--the people who are supposed to love cash the most, yet don't. And in rural Georgia, he examines why some people feel the end of cash is Armageddon's warm-up act. After stops at the Digital Money Forum in London and Iceland's central bank, Wolman flies to Delhi, where he sees first-hand how cash penalizes the poor more than anyone--and how mobile technologies promise to change that. Told with verve and wit, The End of Money explores an aspect of our daily lives so fundamental that we rarely stop to think about it. You'll never look at a dollar bill the same again.

Jane S Intelligence Digest

Autore:
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ISBN:
Grandezza: 59,45 MB
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Critique Of Post Dialectical Idealism

Autore: John O'Loughlin
Editore: Centretruths Digital Media
ISBN: 1446111415
Grandezza: 20,77 MB
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In this project, largely composed of loosely aphoristic 'supernotes' dating from 1989-91, the quadruplicities, or fourfold structures, of earlier books, including 'Elemental Spectra', are further developed and even expanded upon, to include T-like diagrams whose intention is to facilitate a sense of the respective positions, vis-a-vis the Elements, of each component in the overall hierarchy of any given quadruplicity. In that respect, this book also anticipates the next one in what is an ongoing process spiralling towards a more comprehensively exacting summit, the end-product of all such formative essays.