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Drawing To An Inside Straight

Author : Jodi Varon
ISBN : 0826265391
Genre : Religion
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"Varon interweaves recollections of growing up in Vietnam-era Denver with stories of her gambler father, son of Sephardic Jewish immigrants, and offers an introduction to Sephardic culture contrasted with Ashkenazic culture, examines the forging of identity within the potentially destructive American "melting pot," and challenges stereotypes of the American West"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Religion

Wild Cards Inside Straight

Author : George R.R. Martin
ISBN : 9780575134195
Genre : Fiction
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The Wild Cards series reboots with new authors, new heroes and a new direction In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestseller George R.R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among that one percent. Now it is time for a new generation of heroes - and writers - to pick up the baton. Twenty-eight extraordinary people - Aces, people who have contracted the deadly Wild Cards virus and lived - sign onto a reality TV show. These young heroes have never really been heroic, but each has a superhuman skill. Initially divided up into four suits while competing in staged contests as only LA-LA land could dream up, the losers are voted off the show until, at last, the greatest American Hero will be left standing. As the weeks go by, those remaining in the competition are stunned by sickening events in the Middle East. Their inane challenges look silly when compared to those unpowered people risking their lives. Will this group of over-privileged and under-informed 'celebrities' be able to make a real difference to the world? And how many of them really care?
Category: Fiction

Inside Straight

Author : Ray Banks
ISBN : 9781908688408
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 73.56 MB
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Graham Ellis is reliable, efficient, focused - the best pit boss Sovereign Casinos has, even if he does say so himself. But rumours of mental instability, along with the fallout of a particularly bloody night on the tables, relegate him to day shifts at a low-rent Salford club. There he catches the attention of local gangster Barry Pollard, who has every intention of making Graham his inside man and is about to make him an offer he can't refuse... "a fantastic novel; as much about the gambling pits of the north and the development of its protagonist as it is straight crime novel." - Crime Scene Scotland"a ridiculously entertaining tale ... an intense crime novel that breathes new life into a classic story" - Spinetingler Magazine"a marvellous read, I loved it" - The Crime Warp"a brilliant addition to the Ray Banks pantheon, and I suspect any fan of the crime/noir genre will agree. Highly recommended." - Ian Ayris, author of Abide With Me"Ray Banks writes with harshness, humour and elegance, and his punchy dialogue teems with vigorous authenticity." - The Times"Tough and assured . . . Banks is updating the noir novel with an utterly original sensibility." - Publisher's Weekly"Bleakly, desperately funny, Ray Banks offers us a glimpse of what Samuel Beckett might have read like had he turned his hand to crime fiction." - Crime Always Pays"Saturday's Child is a knock-out, written with the kind of energy and passion that far too few writers can muster. Fresh and fierce, it raises the bar for hardboiled fiction on both sides of the Atlantic." - New York Times Bestseller Laura Lippman, author of What The Dead Know"Banks wields language with a knifefighter's precision, with much the same result. From the first words to the last, this book flashes brilliantly." - Don Winslow, The Power Of The Dog and Savages"Banks is part of the post-Rankin generation for whom hardboiled is not just a state of mind but a reality. Tough-guy colloquial prose and a pace fast enough to skin a rabbit, at the service of a tale of down-and-dirty realism: this is fiery stuff." - Maxim Jakubowski, The Guardian"...terrific, brooding and chilling prose" - Tom Adair, The Scotsman"...a fine example of energetic, visceral and compelling storytelling... This is properly thrilling stuff." - The Big Issue In Scotland Ray Banks is the author of nine novels, including Dead Money, Angels of the North and Saturday's Child.
Category: Fiction

Inside Straight

Author : Mark Herrmann
ISBN : 1614385394
Genre : Law
File Size : 65.53 MB
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This hilarious new book from acclaimed author Mark Herrmann is a compilation of the best blog posts about life as an in-house counsel--dealing with the lawyers and law firms he throws business to, dealing with the management of his company, dealing with communications and writing issues and more. You'll be entertained and educated, and have your eyes opened to a few things in the legal arena.
Category: Law

Inside Straight

Author : Zeke Masters
ISBN : 0671451790
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 88.70 MB
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Category: Fiction

The Little Black Book Of Poker

Author : John Hartley
ISBN : 0880885734
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 30.51 MB
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This poker primer delivers the inside straight on how to survive poker night with one's wallet intact! Packed with information on poker's history, rules, strategy, lingo, and the inexact science of bluffing, this book promises to deliver tips that can really come in handy. Ninety games are explained step by step.
Category: Games & Activities

Inside Straight An Amber Farrell Novel

Author : Mark Henwick
ISBN : 1912499185
Genre : Fiction
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The witch who doesn't kill you makes you stronger.Amber is under orders to spend a relaxing Christmas with her House and family in Denver. No chance.A fleeing Athanate House with rebel Adepts and a dying human kin throw themselves at Amber's mercy and her decisions unleash a terrifying journey into the world of the most secretive of paranormal races - the Adepts.Amber has to unmask her enemies, persuade uncertain allies to support her, and risk her own soul in a battle to protect the power of the dragon and the outcome of Emergence.Don't miss book 6 in the amazing Bite Back Urban Fantasy thriller series.
Category: Fiction

The Pear Orchard

Author : Trecia R. Greene
ISBN : 9780595506453
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Pear Orchard is a hallelujah chorus to soft-hearted women who are tough, funny, courageous, lovable, and by golly ready to take on whatever comes their way, like it or not. They will make you laugh, cry, and consider emulating them, however farfetched that may seem. Follow them on their paths across the country, into the woods, street dancing in Japan, and even coming out of the country and into town to become famous as the best cook in three counties. You know women like these, but you haven't had them all together like this before now.Once you meet Sally, even before you taste her fried country ham or her Black Bottom Pie, you know when you choose up sides you want to be on hers. You won't want to mess with De Poon, ladylike though she seems. Even more, you'll envy Mattie Workman's eighty-five-year-old energetic love of traveling the bus lines and her unshakeable belief in the goodness of us all. Marie restores our faith in switching horses in midstream and sends us out searching for new ways of looking at the world. These women make believers of us all, and so we sleep better.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wild Cards Inside Straight

Author : Fatıj Derim
ISBN :
Genre :
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In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestseller George R.R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among that one percent.Now it is time for a new generation of heroes - and writers - to pick up the baton.Twenty-eight extraordinary people - Aces, people who have contracted the deadly Wild Cards virus and lived - sign onto a reality TV show. These young heroes have never really been heroic, but each has a superhuman skill.Initially divided up into four suits while competing in staged contests as only LA-LA land could dream up, the losers are voted off the show until, at last, the greatest American Hero will be left standing. As the weeks go by, those remaining in the competition are stunned by sickening events in the Middle East. Their inane challenges look silly when compared to those unpowered people risking their lives.Will this group of over-privileged and under-informed 'celebrities' be able to make a real difference to the world? And how many of them really care?
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Inside Out

Author : John Ramsey Miller
ISBN : 9780440335405
Genre : Fiction
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A U.S. MARSHAL DRIVEN BY GRIEF AND RAGE... A MAFIA DON WHO TRAFFICS IN HUMAN LIVES… A KILLER WITH THE MOST CHILLING PEDIGREE OF ALL... The Justice Department is hunting Sam Manelli, the godfather of one of America’s biggest crime families. Now an execution gone bad hands the government the ammunition they need. But they can’t do it without Dylan Devlin, the sociopathic hit man whose testimony will put Manelli away for good. Haunted by the crash that killed his wife and blinded his son, U.S. Marshal Winter Massey knows that safety is only an illusion. Now a man who couldn’t protect his own family has to keep a killer and his wife alive—at any cost. But when the government’s witness protection program explodes in a horrifying hail of bullets and blood, Massey knows he’s up against a killer who can go anywhere, be anyone, and strike at any time. For Massey is about to be blindsided by an adversary more lethal than the mob, more dangerous than any psychopath—and he won’t see his killer coming…until it’s too late.
Category: Fiction