Author: George Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448149096

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9954

France 1961. Operation Ponctuelle: the name given to top level assassinations of Gaullist Ministers. Two men lie in wait in a basement garage underneath the Boulevard St. Germain for the Minister of Special Affairs, their aim to kidnap their target and use him as a bargaining chip in the internecine strife that is tearing France apart. All goes to plan until one of the men reveals his true nature. First the four bodyguards die, then the Minister, then his girlfriend, whose tip off made the operation possible. The other man looks on in horror as a monster is born, a killer more ruthless than all the other players in the deadly war. Soon the fragmented security services are on the look out for the assassin, codenamed Diderot. But in the boiler room paranoia all are fair game, as the police, the army and top secret Maurice Bureau rip each other apart in the search for Diderot. Only an Englishman holds the threads which will unravel the enigma that is Diderot. But for Harry Metcalfe, differing motives of love, friendship and revenge mean that the job in hand is a difficult one, and the chances of his survival in the balancing act even slimmer.; Gripping espionage thriller from the man hailed as the next Frederick Forsyth.


How GPS is Changing Our World


Author: Greg Milner

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847087108

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 5028

Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary global utility which is omnipresent, universal, and available to all: the Global Positioning System (GPS). A network of twenty-four satellites and their monitoring stations on Earth, it makes possible almost all modern technology, from the smartphone in your pocket to the Mars rover. Neither the internet nor the cloud would work without it. And it is changing us in profound ways we've yet to come to terms with. While GPS has brought us breathtakingly accurate methods of timekeeping, navigation, and earthquake tracking, our overwhelming reliance on it is having unexpected consequences on our culture, and on ourselves. GPS is reshaping our thinking about privacy and surveillance, and brings with it the growing danger of GPS terrorism. Neuroscientists have even found that using GPS for navigation may be affecting our cognitive maps - possibly rearranging the grey matter in our heads - leading to the increasingly common phenomenon 'Death by GPS', in which drivers blindly follow their devices into deserts, lakes, and impassable mountains. Deeply researched, inventive and with fascinating insights into the way we think about our place in the world, Pinpoint reveals the way that the technologies we design to help us can end up shaping our lives. It is at once a grand history of science and a far-reaching book about contemporary culture.

Financial Investigation Techniques: Locate Employers, Bank Accounts, and Assets with Pinpoint Accuracy!


Author: Christopher Hill


ISBN: 055730542X

Category: Law

Page: 114

View: 3301

Despite the current economic environment, judgment recovery still remains to be a great way to earn income. Financial Investigation Techniques was written specifically for the collections and recovery professional who want to increase their income and accelerate their business during these tough times. This no-nonsense guide walks you through the entire process of a financial investigation, from locating social security numbers and addresses to submitting wage garnishments and bank levies. You’ll see how to obtain access to both public and private databases, learn how to locate sources of income, analyze different reports, and overall become a better collections and recovery professional.

Pray Big

The Power of Pinpoint Prayers


Author: Will Jr. Davis

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800732049

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1046

Believers are called to a more risky and rewarding practice of prayer in a guide that takes them from the point of weakness to one of boldness by teaching them prayers that get things done. Original.

FCC Record

A Comprehensive Compilation of Decisions, Reports, Public Notices, and Other Documents of the Federal Communications Commission of the United States


Author: United States. Federal Communications Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Telecommunication

Page: N.A

View: 1688

Poetic Expressions


Author: Robert Browne

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1468542788

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

View: 7575

A collection of some 70 poems that get to the bottom of matters dealing with emotions and qualities-simple and complex. The author seeks to mentally and emotionally connect with the reader's own mind set about family, men, women, God, our planet, decisions made with their life now that can change their own future course for the better or the worse. In his writings, Robert doesn't spare himself of his own faults which are poetically mentioned in some of his poems. He highlights his failures along with the successes to strike a much needed balance so as to give his readers an honest portrait of the man many may come to know thru this book. Many will find a poem or more that will make an instant connection with the author. Some of the poems may, otherwise, be more complex for others. The hope is that all who embrace the collection of poems will find peace in their hearts with who they are now and know truly what may need to change in order to increase their personal satisfaction in life and truly be of more benefit to others.

Prince’s Dictionary of Legal Citations, 8th Edition

A Reference Guide for Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals and Law Students


Author: Mary Miles Prince

Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0837738709

Category: Law

Page: 568

View: 7410

Assists the legal profession in citing legal authorities according to the rules given in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed. (2010). This title is a companion to The Bluebook, not a replacement and applies Bluebook rules to a representative collection of common legal authorities. The citations included are based on Bluebook rules, and the abbreviations are those found in The Bluebook or derived from its guidelines. Enhancements to this edition include: revised and expanded treatment for citing Internet and electronic media; additional examples for citing federal administrative and executive materials; updated references to state court case citation rules, with examples; expanded treatment for citing state session law services; more examples for citing international sources; and expanded treatment of public domain citations.