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The Vicodin Thieves

Author : Chip Jacobs
ISBN : 098549025X
Genre : Social Science
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Collects the author's investigative reports on corruption in Los Angeles, including articles published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Pasadena Weekly.
Category: Social Science

No Honor Amongst Thieves

Author : Brick
ISBN : 9781601620873
Genre : Fiction
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“My husband was down on his knees, bloodied, battered, and beaten to the point he could barely hold himself up. He’d always been a warrior, my warrior. They would kill him, I knew that. I felt it with everything within me. My husband was going to die, and it was all my fault. . . .” Meet Marcel and Sabrina, a hitman and a bookkeeper for the Mob. The couple should have never met, let alone fallen in love. When they decide to go against the grain, all hell breaks loose. Somebody wants them dead; they just don't know who. It could be Leo, Marcel’s jealous older brother; Othello, Sabrina’s crooked father; or it could be The Family, a roundtable of the top contenders in the underworld. There is no honor amongst thieves. Marcel and Sabrina will find the old adage to be true the hard way.
Category: Fiction

Thieves Get Rich Saints Get Shot

Author : Jodi Compton
ISBN : 9780307588104
Genre : Fiction
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Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot is the gripping sequel to Jodi Compton’s Hailey’s War. When we last left her, West Point dropout Hailey Cain had defied a powerful mobster to protect a pregnant teenager and child. The events of Hailey’s War nearly cost Cain her life, but Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot sees Hailey back in Los Angeles, now second-in-command to rising gangster Serena “Warchild” Delgadillo. At the heart of this thrilling novel is a complex case of stolen identity, ruthless motives, and violent crime that puts Hailey back on the road, with her old friend Warchild by her side, to reclaim her name and chase down the murderer who has taken it. Fast-paced, suspenseful, and teeming with powerful young characters, Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot is a ringing affirmation of Jodi Compton’s high-octane talent.
Category: Fiction

Discovering The Passion Thieves Of Success And Unleashing The Real You

Author : Sr. Anthony E. Jobe
ISBN : 9781463446574
Genre : Self-Help
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Let me ask you, have you ever said to yourself, "I would love to travel and see the rest of the world," or "I would love to have a more fulfilling and successful life?" After which you suddenly snapped back to reality and said-"Oh well." Why do we say "oh well" and dismiss the many desires we have, never attempting to obtain them? Do we feel those things are for someone else? An elite group of people, or someone with an IQ off the charts? Statics show, 67 percent of the population has a general idea of what they want, but only about 10 percent of the population go after their dreams . Why do we see what we want, but most never reach out to grab it-relationships, career changes, weight loss and many other things we long to have or do? Also answer this, why do we continue to go to a job we hate? I know-we need money to pay the bills, but everybody needs money, even the successful ones in life. Yet many have broken through the "invisible barrier" some believe, separates the winners from the losers. Also, is it possible many of us are victims of our past? I know for some, those are unsettling questions, but it's not a coincidence why many are not pursuing their dreams, but is a result of what I call "The Passion Thieves!" Most of us are unaware of the many subtle passion thieves that steal our momentum in life. Before you sail to the stars, you must first discover what's been dismantling your drive! If your life is mediocre and you would like to jump start your world, then this book will give you the edge you need. In "Discovering the Passion Thieves of Success and Unleashing the Real you," I've combined a gentle mixture of life coaching, personal counseling, and years of practical experience to enhance your life in multiple areas, by exposing the many passion thieves around you. Learn: How perceptions affect us How your childhood may have affected you The effects of Fear on your road to success The seventeen passion thieves on your road to success The passion thieves of marriage The passion thieves of the blended family The role of the reticular activator in your life Discover what's been stealing your drive to live your dreams, and start running the race of life to win!
Category: Self-Help

Paw Enforcement Mysteries Thus Far

Author : Diane Kelly
ISBN : 9781250115584
Genre : Fiction
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From author Diane Kelly, here together for the first time in a hilarious eBook bundle are her Paw Enforcement Mysteries, Thus Far: Paw Enforcement Officer Megan Luz is given a second chance in the form of a new partner: a big, furry police dog named Sergeant Brigit. When a bomb goes off in the mall’s food court it’s up to Megan and her canine partner to collar the killer. Paw and Order Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit are back on the beat—and under the gun—when the local rodeo show goes to the dogs... Laying Down the Paw When a raging tornado turns Forth Worth upside-down, Megan and Brigit go after the trail of a violent street gang terrorizing the local businesses. But when one of the members is a suspect in an unsolved murder case, will Megan see justice served...or end up in the doghouse? Upholding the Paw (Novella) The chase is on for Megan and Brigit when three unknown men set out on a city-wide crime spree—can this K-9 team track down the bad guys before the trail runs cold?
Category: Fiction

Paw And Order

Author : Diane Kelly
ISBN : 9781466849167
Genre : Fiction
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Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit are back on the beat—and under the gun—when the local rodeo show goes to the dogs... OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE After capturing the notorious Fort Worth "Tunabomber," Megan and Brigit are practically celebrities. Which is why the police chief lassoed them into doing rodeo duty —mostly as a public relations stunt for the department. Megan's not a fan of calf roping, bull riding, or goat milking contests. But when a thief appears to be working the circuit, her trusty K-9 partner starts sniffing for clues... INTO THE FIRE HYDRANT The culprit is "Robin Hood," a young Texas golddigger who steals from the rich to give to the poor—namely, herself. With Brigit hot on the trail, Megan has to juggle her on-again off-again reputation in the FWPD with her on-again off-again relationship with sexy bomb-squader Seth Rutledge. This time, Megan is determined to rope in her suspect and her man...before chaos, and/or her trusted furry partner, is unleashed. "Readers should be prepared for a laugh fest. Diane Kelly is first class." —Night Owl Romance
Category: Fiction

Smogtown

Author : Chip Jacobs
ISBN : 9781590207642
Genre : History
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The smog beast wafted into downtown Los Angeles on July 26, 1943. Nobody knew what it was. Secretaries rubbed their eyes. Traffic cops seemed to disappear in the mysterious haze. Were Japanese saboteurs responsible? A reckless factory? The truth was much worse--it came from within, from Southern California's burgeoning car-addicted, suburban lifestyle. Smogtown is the story of pollution, progress, and how an optimistic people confronted the epic struggle against airborne poisons barraging their hometowns. With wit, verve, and a fresh look at history, California based journalists Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly highlight the bold personalities involved, the corporate- tainted science, the terrifying health costs, the attempts at cleanup, and how the smog battle helped mold the modern-day culture of Los Angeles. There are scofflaws aplenty and dirty deals, plus murders, suicides, spiritual despair, and an ever-present paranoia about mass disaster. Brimming with historic photographs, forgotten anecdotes, and new revelations about our environmentally precarious present, Smogtown is a journalistic classic for the modern age.
Category: History

Heinous Crime

Author : Frederic G. Reamer
ISBN : 9780231506885
Genre : Law
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What circumstances lead someone to commit murder, rape, or acts of child molestation? Why does society have such a deep-seated wish for vengeance against perpetrators of heinous crimes? Can those found guilty of such crimes ever be rehabilitated? What are the long-term consequences of incarceration, for inmates and society? Officials of the criminal justice system, politicians, and ordinary citizens argue about possible answers to these controversial and vital questions, with little agreement. Violent crime and overflowing prisons continue to be unfortunate aspects of our society as the criminal justice system struggles to develop a coherent strategy to deal with heinous crimes. This book offers innovative perspectives on the difficult issues concerning a civilized society's response to offenders guilty of heinous crimes. It considers specific cases and the chilling accounts of victims and the criminals themselves. In providing detailed strategies for prevention and rehabilitation, Frederic G. Reamer draws on his extensive experience as a member of the Rhode Island Parole Board, where he has heard more than 13,000 cases, and as a social worker in correctional facilities. He examines the psychological and social factors that lead individuals to commit reprehensible crimes, arguing that a fuller understanding of different criminal types is crucial to developing successful answers to the problem of heinous crimes. Closely looking at various criminal typologies, Reamer examines the effectiveness and rationale of various responses, including revenge and retribution, imprisonment for public safety, rehabilitation, and restorative justice.
Category: Law

Arroyo

Author : Chip Jacobs
ISBN : 1644280280
Genre : FICTION
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While digging up the truth about the Colorado Street Bridge, in all its eye-catching grandeur and unavoidable darkness, the characters in this fast-paced novel paint a vivid picture of how the home of the Rose Bowl got its dramatic start.
Category: FICTION

Strange As It Seems

Author : Chip Jacobs
ISBN : 1942600240
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Previously published in much different forms as Wheeler-dealer, and Wheeling the deal"--Title page verso.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Less Than Hero

Author : S.G. Browne
ISBN : 9781476711782
Genre : Fiction
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With the razor-sharp satire that earned him rave reviews for Big Egos and Lucky Bastard, among others, S.G. Browne delivers another irresistible read, about an unlikely band of heroes who use their medical complications to gain fame, confront villains, and bring their own unique brand of justice to New York City. Faster than a spreading rash! More powerful than dry heaves! Able to put villains to sleep with a single yawn! Convulsions. Nausea. Headaches. Sudden weight gain. For the pharmaceutical soldiers on the front lines of medical science—volunteers who test experimental drugs for cash—these common side effects are a small price to pay to defend your right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of antidepressants. Lloyd Prescott, thirty-year-old professional guinea pig and victim of his own inertia, is the first to notice the bizarre, seemingly implausible consequences of years of testing not-quite-legal drugs: his lips go numb, he becomes overwhelmed with exhaustion, and instantly a stranger crumples into a slumbering heap before him. Under cover of night, Lloyd and his guinea pig friends band together to project their debilitating side effects onto petty criminals who prey upon the innocent. When a horrible menace with powers eerily similar to their own threatens the city, only one force can stop this evil: the handful of brave men who routinely undergo clinical trials. “One of America’s best satiric novelists” (Kirkus Reviews), S. G. Browne fills the prescription for a hilarious and biting commentary on our overmedicated society. Citizens, rest assured that tonight, no matter your ailment—anxiety, depression, super villains—there’s a pill to save the day.
Category: Fiction

The Ascension Of Jerry

Author : Chip Jacobs
ISBN : 0983925542
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bumbling hitmen. Burning corpses. A threatened son. Life in hiding. Jerry Schneiderman s orderly world evaporated when his business partner was executed by an assassin in 1979 Los Angeles, and the buzzard-eyed ringleader came for him. Though the killers behind the murder-for-hire corporation were nabbed, the trauma annihilated Jerry s family and strip-mined his trust. Recovery only came years later with Jerry s improbable rebirth as a prank-loving activist who defended the weak by milking his scars.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

When Enough Is Enough

Author : Candy Finnigan
ISBN : 9781101057032
Genre : Self-Help
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Read Candy Finnigan's posts on the Penguin Blog. From a nationally recognized addiction specialist featured on the A&E series Intervention, a comprehensive and compassionate guide to confronting a loved one with an addiction. What do you do when someone you care about is caught in the downward spiral of addiction? The goal of an intervention is to get the person who is addicted to alcohol, to drugs, to gambling, to sex, to what have you to seek treatment-to seek treatment today. And it is remarkably effective: over 80 percent of people faced with an intervention agree to get help. In When Enough Is Enough, Candy Finnigan offers support, advice, and hope to people who care about someone with an addiction. She acknowledges that although intervention is a powerful tool, it is a complicated process-one that absolutely must be done right. This kind of confrontation must be highly structured, and Finnigan-a veteran of hundreds of interventions-provides a frank but sympathetic guide to preparing for and staging an intervention. By talking readers through the personal, medical, psychiatric, financial, and legal issues involved, she turns what seems like a chaotic and overwhelming task into a manageable and empowering experience.
Category: Self-Help

Predator One

Author : Jonathan Maberry
ISBN : 9781250033444
Genre : Fiction
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On opening day of the new baseball season a small model-kit airplane flies down from the stands and buzzes the mound, where a decorated veteran pilot is about to throw out the first ball. The toy plane is the exact replica of the one flown by the war hero. Everyone laughs, thinking it's a prank or a publicity stunt. Until it explodes, killing dozens. Seconds later a swarm of killer drones descend upon the picnicked crowd, each one carrying a powerful bomb. All across the country artificial intelligence drive systems in cars, commuter trains and even fighter planes go out of control. The death toll soars as the machines we depend upon every day are turned into engines of destruction. Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences go on the hunt for whoever is controlling these machines, but the every step of the way they are met with traps and shocks that strike to the very heart of the DMS. No one is safe. Nowhere is safe. Enemies old and new rise as America burns. Joe Ledger and his team are back in Jonathan Maberry's seventh book in the series. They begin a desperate search for the secret to this new technology and the madmen behind it. But before they can close in the enemy virus infects Air Force One. The president is trapped aboard as the jet heads toward the heart of New York City. It has become PREDATOR ONE.
Category: Fiction

Murder In The Arts District

Author : Greg Herren
ISBN : 9781626392632
Genre : Fiction
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When neither the cops nor their insurance company believes a wealthy gay couple’s valuable art collection was stolen, they hire Chanse MacLeod to track down the thieves and the missing art. Chanse isn’t entirely sure he believes the couple, either—especially when it turns out some of the art may have been forgeries. The trail of the art leads him to a new gallery on Julia Street in the Arts District opened by a couple new to town that seem to have no past. When one of them turns up dead and the other vanishes, it’s now up to Chanse to find not only the missing art, but a ruthless murderer who will kill anyone who gets in the way.
Category: Fiction

Smogtown The Lung Burning History Of Pollution In Los Angeles

Author : Chip Jacobs
ISBN : 9781590207642
Genre : History
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Named one of 2009's best environmental books by Booklist magazine; awarded co-silver medal for best non-fiction work at The Green Book Festival, co-silver medal for best environmental/ecology work at the Independent Book Publishers (IPPY) Awards and winner of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature from Santa Monica. The smog beast wafted into downtown Los Angeles on July 26, 1943. Nobody knew what it was. Secretaries rubbed their eyes. Traffic cops seemed to disappear in the mysterious haze. Were Japanese saboteurs responsible? A reckless factory? The truth was much worse--it came from within, from Southern California's burgeoning car-addicted, suburban lifestyle. Smogtown is the story of pollution, progress, and how an optimistic people confronted the epic struggle against airborne poisons barraging their hometowns. With wit, verve, and a fresh look at history, California based journalists Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly highlight the bold personalities involved, the corporate- tainted science, the terrifying health costs, the attempts at cleanup, and how the smog battle helped mold the modern-day culture of Los Angeles. There are scofflaws aplenty and dirty deals, plus murders, suicides, spiritual despair, and an ever-present paranoia about mass disaster. Brimming with historic photographs, forgotten anecdotes, and new revelations about our environmentally precarious present, Smogtown is a journalistic classic for the modern age.
Category: History

Criminal Justice In Ohio Today

Author : Richard Martin
ISBN : 0130483125
Genre : Law
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This state-specific guide to criminal justice includes comprehensive coverage of criminal law and the courts, the police, corrections and the juvenile justice system. Also included are state-specific crime statistics as well as coverage of sentencing, drugs and crime and capital punishment.
Category: Law

Manthology

Author : Craig Crist-Evans
ISBN : UOM:39015063350931
Genre : Poetry
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Ninety-three poets--twenty-six of them female--take on self-doubt, fatherhood, sex, death, relationships, work, war, peace, and a diversity of other topics to form a collection of poems about men.
Category: Poetry

The New Yorker

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Genre : American wit and humor
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Category: American wit and humor