The Shell Game

Autore: Steve Alten
Editore: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1599550946
Grandezza: 40,51 MB
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In 2012, oil expert Ace Futrell is charged by his dying wife with preventing the U.S. government's plan to blow up an American city and pin the blame on Iran, whose nuclear capabilities pose a considerable threat.

The Shell Game

Autore: Janet Evanovich
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472226828
Grandezza: 27,89 MB
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Treat yourself to a bite-sized thrill from the queen of kick-ass crime. . . A Fox & O'Hare short story. When rookie FBI agent Kate O'Hare meets career conman Nick Fox there's bound to be a sting in the tale. Fresh out of Quantico and looking forward to her first FBI assignment, Kate O'Hare is teamed up with high-end security expert, Nick Fox, to help protect a shipment of valuable Peruvian relics. Problem is, nothing is what it seems. Nick Fox is actually a con artist and he's about to play the shell game with special agent O'Hare in a high-speed chase with armoured cars, a few smoke bombs and a little light flirting. It doesn't take long for Nick to discover Kate O'Hare is smart, tenacious, and when she's conned, she holds a grudge. Life for Fox & O'Hare will never be the same again.

Shell Game

Autore: J. Michael Veron
Editore: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781599210339
Grandezza: 39,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3803
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Shell Oil was accustomed to getting its way in Louisiana. With deep pockets, teams of attorneys, and influential lobbyists in the state legislature, the second-largest oil company in the world could demand--and get--essentially anything it wanted. Until it met Michael Veron and his family. Shell Game is the dramatic, fast-paced true account of a nine-year battle pitting a Louisiana family of modest means against Shell in an effort to clean up decades of pollution on the family’s property. Bullied, intimidated, and dubbed “the Beverly Hillbillies” by Shell’s highly paid attorneys, author Michael Veron’s relatives refused to buckle—and continued their fight against tremendous odds. A small-town lawyer, Veron led the fight against Shell. His first-person account of the struggle is gripping, tense, and ultimately uplifting. It is a story of greed and great passion and of one family’s refusal to back down in the face of unrelenting pressure. Shell Game is the story of how one family not only righted a wrong, but also changed the way oil companies operate.

The Shell Game

Autore: Stephen Kiesling
Editore: William Morrow & Company
ISBN:
Grandezza: 51,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4625
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An account of the special joys and torments of the sport of rowing reflects on the discipline, teamwork, personal rewards, training, and competition of a college crew

Shell Game

Autore: Jerry Martien
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 40,35 MB
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Vista: 280
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Shell Game, a unique and revealing investigation into the nature of money and human exchange, intertwines two stories. One starts in Manhattan in 1627 with the transactions by which North America was "bought" by Europe. Martien shows how a gift relationship based on beads was replaced by monetary relations based on credit, and how ancient ways of bookkeeping, exemplified by the Iroquois wampum exchange, were replaced by a social contract based on scarcity and deficit. Interspersed with his historical account, Martien tells a parallel story set in the present in which he attempts to negotiate a book advance, visit the wampum keeper at Onondaga, and unravel a personal tangle of love and habit in his life. Martien's search becomes a journey of remembrance and acknowledgment and an apology and condolence for cultural and monetary misappropriation. It becomes a pilgrimage in search of restitution and recovery that many readers will want to join.

Shell Game

Autore: Carol O'Connell
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101458747
Grandezza: 26,99 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1808
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She hit the New York Times list with Bone by Bone. Now her repackaged backlist will fly off the shelves. When a legendary magic trick goes horribly awry on national TV, detective Kathleen Mallory knows the gruesome death won't be the last. For misdirection is the heart of all magic-and perfect crimes.

The Shell Game

Autore: Kim Adrian
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496206290
Grandezza: 38,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 281
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Within the recent explosion of creative nonfiction, a new type of form is quietly emerging, what Brenda Miller calls “hermit crab essays.” The Shell Game is an anthology of these intriguing essays that borrow their structures from ordinary, everyday sources: a recipe, a crossword puzzle, a Craig’s List ad. Like their zoological namesake, these essays do not simply wear their borrowed “shells” but inhabit them so perfectly that the borrowed structures are wholly integral rather than contrived, both shaping the work and illuminating and exemplifying its subject. The Shell Game contains a carefully chosen selection of beautifully written, thought-provoking hybrid essays tackling a broad range of subjects, including the secrets of the human genome, the intractable pain of growing up black in America, and the gorgeous glow residing at the edges of the autism spectrum. Surprising, delightful, and lyric, these essays are destined to become classics of this new and increasingly popular hybrid form.

The Shell Game A Fox And O Hare Short Story

Autore: Janet Evanovich
Editore: Bantam
ISBN: 0804180814
Grandezza: 34,17 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9056
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It was love at first con. Find out how FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare and con artist Nicolas Fox first met in this exclusive eBook original short story! Con man Nick Fox is after Garson Klepper’s golden Peruvian relics. For Fox, convincing Klepper to hire him as security for the relocation of the relics to the Getty museum in L.A. was easy. Problem is, Fox wasn’t planning on Klepper also enlisting the help of the FBI. Fox also wasn’t planning on being paired up with rookie special agent Kate O’Hare. She’s smart, she’s tenacious, and when she’s conned, she holds a grudge. Life for Fox and O’Hare will never be the same again. The Shell Game is a prequel to the riveting series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. Praise for the Fox and O’Hare series “The laugh-out-loud humor that readers expect from Evanovich is in full force, and Goldberg’s crafty and elaborate writing is prominent. . . . Everyone will be eager for the next book in the series.”—Associated Press, on The Heist “Great fun, with plenty of twists.”—The Sacramento Bee, on The Chase

The Shell Game

Autore: Richard Cox
Editore: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0741420724
Grandezza: 65,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7226
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Shell Game

Autore: Benny Lawrence
Editore: Bink Books
ISBN: 9781939562081
Grandezza: 79,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7691
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Life in a remote fishing village in the middle of a civil war is neither safe nor inspiring. So, when an opportunity comes along for village girl Lynn to be kidnapped and enslaved by Darren, a ruthless pirate queen, she takes full advantage of it. But Darren is neither as ruthless nor as piratical as she appears at first glance--and Lynn's not exactly what she seems to be, either. In between encounters with old girlfriends, a slow death involving marmalade, and bounty hunters with no sense of humor, Lynn and her new mistress attempt to work out exactly what they are to each other--and who's in charge.