Jack Stalwart: The Theft of the Samurai Sword

Japan:

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Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446405168

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Sacred Japanese treasures are being stolen, and Jack must investigate. Can he defeat the shady geisha Madame Minori and her band of ninja thieves?

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 11: The Theft of the Samurai Sword: Japan

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Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Publisher: Weinstein Books

ISBN: 1602862133

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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In the next exciting installment of the series, Jack travels to Japan, where under the cover of darkness, a band of ninja thieves has stolen some of the country's most priceless treasures, including an ancient samurai sword. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart take on the gang before the treasures are lost forever?

Jack Stalwart: The Mission to find Max

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Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448101921

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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An ancient and terrible curse of the pharoahs is set to wreak havoc in Egypt. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart save the day and finally solve the mystery of his missing brother, Max?

Japanese Enthronement Ceremonies

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Author: Holtom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136165932

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart (Books 9-12)

The Deadly Race to Space, The Quest for Aztec Gold, The Theft of the Samurai Sword, The Fight for the Frozen Land

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Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Publisher: Weinstein Books

ISBN: 9781602863279

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

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In "The Caper of the Crown Jewels," Jack is summoned to solve a matter of grave national importance: the theft of the Crown Jewels of the British Empire from the Tower of London. Arriving on the scene, he is greeted by a traditional Tower guard- a Yeoman Warder (or Beefeater)- who explains what's missing: The Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign's Orb, and the Sovereign's Scepter with the cross containing the finest-cut diamond in the world, the Star of Africa. Jack identifies Ivan the Incredible and his assistant, Jazz, as the thieves immediately--but puzzling out "how" they did it is stickier. The famous Tower has the most advanced security in the world, and even using his impressive gadgets (the Encryption notebook, Heli-Spacer, Rock Corer, and Rope Tornado) Jack is flummoxed by how the jewels were spirited out. However, Jack can conjure up more than gadgets--he foils the evil magicians with some powerful mojo of his own, dispels an invisibility enchantment, and narrowly avoids the executioner's block before restoring the jewels to the crown and earning the gratitude of the Queen herself!

Tales of the Samurai

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Author: James S. de Benneville

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486162222

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, this excellent translation recounts rebellions, plots, and battles.

A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics

Applying Psychology to Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection

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Author: Sridhar Ramamoorti,David E. Morrison, III,Joseph W. Koletar,Kelly R. Pope

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Get practical insights on the psychology of white-collar criminals—and how to outsmart them Understand how the psychologies of fraudsters and their victims interact as well as what makes auditors/investigators/regulators let down their guard. Learn about the psychology of fraud victims, including boards of directors and senior management, and what makes them want to believe fraudsters, and therefore making them particularly vulnerable to deception. Just as IT experts gave us computer forensics, we now have a uniquely qualified team immersed in psychology, sociology, psychiatry as well as accounting and auditing, introducing the emerging field of behavioral forensics to address the phenomenon of fraud. Ever wonder what makes a white-collar criminal tick? Why does she or he do what they do? For the first time ever, see the mind of the fraudster laid bare, including their sometimes twisted rationalizations; think like a crook to catch a crook! The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics takes you there, with expert advice from a diverse but highly specialized authoring team of professionals (three out of the four are Certified Fraud Examiners): a former accounting firm partner who has a PhD in psychology, a former FBI special agent who has been with investigative practices of two of the Big Four firms, an industrial psychiatrist who has worked closely with the C-level suite of large and small companies, and an accounting professor who has interviewed numerous convicted felons. Along with a fascinating exploration of what makes people fall for the common and not-so-common swindles, the book provides a sweeping characterization of the ecology of fraud using The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics paradigm: the bad Apple (rogue executive), the bad Bushel (groups that collude and behave like gangs), and the bad Crop (representing organization-wide or even societally-sanctioned cultures that are toxic and corrosive). The book will make you take a longer look when hiring new employees and offers a deeper more complex understanding of what happens in organizations and in their people. The A.B.C. model will also help those inside and outside organizations inoculate against fraud and make you reflect on instilling the core values of your organization among your people and create a culture of excellence and integrity that acts as a prophylactic against fraud. Ultimately, you will discover that, used wisely, behavioral methods trump solely economic incentives. With business fraud on the rise globally, The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics is the must-have book for investigators, auditors, the C-suite and risk management professionals, the boards of directors, regulators, and HR professionals. Examines the psychology of fraud in a practical way, relating it to aspects of fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, and remediation Helps you understand that trust violation—the essence of fraud—is a betrayal of behavioral assumptions about "trusted" people Explains how good people go bad and how otherwise honest people cross the line Underscores the importance of creating a culture of excellence and integrity that inoculates an organization from fraud risk (i.e., honest behavior pays, while dishonesty is frowned upon) Provides key takeaways on what to look for when hiring new employees and in your current employees, as well as creating and maintaining a culture of control consciousness Includes narrative accounts of interviews with convicted white-collar criminals, as well as interpretive insights and analysis of their rationalizations Furnishes ideas about how to enhance professional skepticism, how to resist fraudsters, how to see through their schemes, how to infuse internal controls with the people/behavioral element, and make them more effective in addressing behav

Daughter of the Sword

A Novel of the Fated Blades

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Author: Steve Bein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615427

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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ANCIENT POWER As the only female detective in Tokyo’s most elite police unit, Mariko Oshiro has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. But when he gives her the least promising case possible—the attempted theft of an old samurai sword—it proves more dangerous than anyone on the force could have imagined. The owner of the sword, Professor Yasuo Yamada, says it was crafted by the legendary Master Inazuma, a sword smith whose blades are rumored to have magical qualities. The man trying to steal it already owns another Inazuma—one whose deadly power eventually comes to control all who wield it. Mariko’s investigation has put her on a collision course with a curse centuries old and as bloodthirsty as ever. She is only the latest in a long line of warriors and soldiers to confront this power, and even the sword she learns to wield could turn against her.

The Samurai's Tale

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Author: Erik Christian Haugaard

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618615124

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 234

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In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family. An ALA Notable Book. Reissue.