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The Short Drop

Author : Matthew Fitzsimmons
ISBN : 1503950255
Genre : Fiction
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A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard--then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency--disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal--Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard's security asks for Gibson's help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand. Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family--and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team. With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard's bid for the presidency, Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth.

The Short Drop The Gibson Vaughn Series Summarized For Busy People

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This book summary and analysis is created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Ten years ago, Suzanne Lombard, the fourteen-year-old daughter of Benjamin Lombard—formerly a senator and now the vice president and favored candidate in the upcoming presidential elections—disappeared and starred in the most controversial missing-person case in all of the country's history. Suzanne's case remains unresolved, and the nation has never stopped speculating about its mystery. This mystery is personal to Gibson Vaughn—a sensational hacker in his teens and a former marine—who had become a big brother to Suzanne. On the tenth anniversary of Suzanne's disappearance, the former chief of Benjamin Lombard's security detail approaches Gibson to take part in a private investigation now that new evidence has come to light. Still disturbed by the memories of his terrible past, Gibson grabs the opportunity to find out what had truly transpired ten years ago. His military training and technical expertise lead him to discover layers of political conspiracies around the Lombards. Gibson and his team encounter powerful figures that are willing to do anything to keep the truth buried and forgotten. With revelations that threaten Benjamin Lombard's presidential candidacy, Gibson makes his way through a web of intricate lies to uncover a decade-old secret. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

The Short Drop The Gibson Vaughn Series Summarized For Busy People Based On The Book By Matthew Fitzsimmons

Author : Goldmine Reads
ISBN : 9781387208258
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Ten years ago, Suzanne Lombard, the fourteen-year-old daughter of Benjamin Lombard—formerly a senator and now the vice president and favored candidate in the upcoming presidential elections—disappeared and starred in the most controversial missing-person case in all of the country's history. Suzanne's case remains unresolved, and the nation has never stopped speculating about its mystery. This mystery is personal to Gibson Vaughn—a sensational hacker in his teens and a former marine—who had become a big brother to Suzanne. On the tenth anniversary of Suzanne's disappearance, the former chief of Benjamin Lombard's security detail approaches Gibson to take part in a private investigation now that new evidence has come to light.

Poisonfeather

Author : Matthew Fitzsimmons
ISBN : 1503934276
Genre : Fiction
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A Wall Street Journal bestseller. Gibson Vaughn, hero of the bestselling novel The Short Drop, returns in a smoldering thriller. When jailed billionaire Charles Merrick hints publicly that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache, a school of sharks converges upon his release from federal prison. Among his swindled victims is Judge Hammond Birk, the man who saved Gibson Vaughn s life when he was a troubled teenager. Now Gibson intends to repay that debt by recovering Merrick s victims money. But Gibson isn t the only one on the trail of the hidden fortune. The promise of billions has drawn a horde of ruthless treasure hunters, including an edgy ex-con, a female bartender with a mysterious history, a Chinese spy with a passion for fly-fishing, and a veritable army of hardened mercenaries. To stay ahead of the sharks and win justice for his mentor, Gibson will need all his formidable skills. But at the end of the road, he ll still have to face Poisonfeather a geopolitical secret that just might get Gibson killed or worse. "

Haunted Monticello Florida

Author : Betty Davis
ISBN : 9781625841551
Genre : History
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Discover the paranormal past of this Panhandle town . . . photos included! Monticello might sometimes seem like a quiet Florida panhandle town, but its history tells of a ghostly past stretching back to the early nineteenth century. Discover the stories behind the old blacksmith’s forge on Jefferson Street—where the chilling sounds of metal striking metal still ring out across the town—and the Hanging Tree, forever haunted by the ghosts of executed outlaws and lost Confederate soldiers. The Monticello Historical district contains over forty buildings dating back to the nineteenth century, and it is said that one out of every three buildings are haunted. Join local haunted tour guide Betty Davis and Big Bend Ghost Trackers as they reveal the amazing history of Monticello’s spookiest spots.

Who Killed Laura Foster?

Author : Jan Kronsell
ISBN : 9788743014676
Genre : History
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The murder of Laura Foster in 1866 has been the source of many legends and both in fiction and non-fiction it has inspired many authors. The murder, which in the end led to the conviction and execution of Thomas C. Dula, also inspired the famous song, The Ballad of Tom Dooley. In this book I go through the surviving records from the time and tell the story based on these facts, before I try to give my own explanation of what actually happened in Western North Carolina in the difficult times following the American Civil War.

Fire Ice And Physics

Author : Rebecca C. Thompson
ISBN : 9780262043076
Genre : Science
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Exploring the science in George R. R. Martin's fantastical world, from the physics of an ice wall to the genetics of the Targaryens and Lannisters. Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science—fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic. A trained scientist, watching the fake science in Game of Thrones, might think, “But how would it work?” In Fire, Ice, and Physics, Rebecca Thompson turns a scientist's eye on Game of Thrones, exploring, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families, and the biology of beheading. Thompson, a PhD in physics and an enthusiastic Game of Thrones fan, uses the fantasy science of the show as a gateway to some interesting real science, introducing GOT fandom to a new dimension of appreciation. Thompson starts at the beginning, with winter, explaining seasons and the very elliptical orbit of the Earth that might cause winter to come (or not come). She tells us that ice can behave like ketchup, compares regular steel to Valyrian steel, explains that dragons are “bats, but with fire,” and considers Targaryen inbreeding. Finally she offers scientific explanations of the various types of fatal justice meted out, including beheading, hanging, poisoning (reporting that the effects of “the Strangler,” administered to Joffrey at the Purple Wedding, resemble the effects of strychnine), skull crushing, and burning at the stake. Even the most faithful Game of Thrones fans will learn new and interesting things about the show from Thompson's entertaining and engaging account. Fire, Ice, and Physics is an essential companion for all future bingeing.

Newton S London Journal Of Arts And Sciences

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The Turn Of The Screw And Other Short Novels

Author : Henry James
ISBN : 9781440620935
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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE UPCOMING NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR By turns chilling, funny, tragic, and profound, this collection of six Henry James short novels allows readers to experience the full range of his skills and vision. The title story, “The Turn of the Screw,” is a chilling masterpiece of psychological terror that mixes the phantoms of the mind with those of the supernatural. “Daisy Miller,” the tale of a provincial American girl in Rome that established James’s literary reputation, and “An International Episode” are superb examples of his focus on the clash between American and European values. And in “The Aspern Papers,” “The Alter of the Dead,” and “The Beast in the Jungle,” the author’s remarkable sense of irony, his love of plot twists, and his view of male-female relationships find exquisite expression. With an Introduction by Fred Kaplan

The Riddle Of The Caswell Mutiny

Author : Seamus Breathnach
ISBN : 1581125771
Genre : History
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In December 1875 captain George ''Bully' Best found himself in Buenos Aires without a crew and without a cargo. His men had for the most part deserted him. Before making his way to Antofogasta, where he loaded up with Saltpetre (nitrate), he recruited a' mixed crew' of Greeks and British. The British refused to sail with the Greeks, and rather than allow them onshore to see the British Consul, captain Best beat them and put them in irons. Even before the Caswell sailed for Queenstown on January 1 1876, an Irishman and a German jumped ship and were never heard of again. Obvious tensions might lead one to expect a British mutiny. And perhaps this might have happened had not the Greeks beaten them to it. For some unexplained reason the Greeks, under the influence of 'Big George' Peno, mutinied and killed the captain, the first and second mates, and the black Welsh steward. All four bodies were lashed to an anchor and thrown overboard. By February two of the mutineers, the brothers Pistoria, escaped by boat up the river Plate to Buenos Aires. The remainder drifted under Greek command until March 11th, when the British counter mutinied and killed two of their captors. A third mutineer was brought back to Queenstown to be tried for Murder on the High Seas. Young Christos Emmanuel Bombos found himself imprisoned with a sixty three year old Fenian named Thomas Crowe. Both men provided the spectacle of a 'double hanging' in Cork's male prison. A full eyewitness account is given of the executions, which happen to be one of the most striking events in nineteenth century penological literature. Three years later one of the escaped mutineers was arrested in Monte Video and a second trial was staged in Cork. Of the sixteen persons who set out from Buenos Aires: two jumped ship; four were murdered in the mutiny; two were murdered in the counter-mutiny; one was hanged in 1876 and another in 1879; and six returned to tell the tale.

A Serpent S Tooth

Author : Craig Johnson
ISBN : 9781101622797
Genre : Fiction
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The ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series and basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series now on Netflix Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking. It’s homecoming for the Durant Dogies when Cord Lynear, a Mormon “lost boy” forced off his compound for rebellious behavior, shows up in Absaroka County. Without much guidance, divine or otherwise, Sheriff Walt Longmire, Victoria Moretti, and Henry Standing Bear search for the boy’s mother and find themselves on a high-plains scavenger hunt that ends at the barbed-wire doorstep of an interstate polygamy group. Run by four-hundred-pound Roy Lynear, Cord’s father, the group is frighteningly well armed and very good at keeping secrets. Walt’s got Cord locked up for his own good, but the Absaroka County jailhouse is getting crowded since the arrival of the boy’s self-appointed bodyguard, a dangerously spry old man who claims to be blessed by Joseph Smith himself. As Walt, Vic, and Henry butt heads with the Lynears, they hear whispers of Big Oil and the CIA and fear they might be dealing with a lot more than they bargained for.

Execution

Author : Simon Webb
ISBN : 9780752466620
Genre : History
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Judicial hanging is regarded by many as being the quintessentially British execution. However, many other methods of capital punishment have been used in this country; ranging from burning, beheading and shooting to crushing and boiling to death. This book explores these types of execution in detail. Readers may be surprised to learn that a means of mechanical decapitation, the Halifax Gibbet, was being used in England five hundred years before the guillotine was invented. Boiling to death was a prescribed means of execution in this country during the Tudor period. From the public death by starvation of those gibbeted alive, to the burning of women for petit treason, this book examines some of the most gruesome passages of British history.

Debris Line

Author : Matthew Fitzsimmons
ISBN : 1503901122
Genre : Fiction
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The stakes are higher than ever as the Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues. Lying low on the sun-kissed coast of Portugal is a far cry from twenty-four-hour lockdown in a CIA black-site prison. But even in paradise, Gibson Vaughn is a long way from being home free. With the feds hot on his heels, he and his crew of fellow fugitives know they can't hide in a sunny beach town forever. And before they go on the run again, their generous host--a wealthy drug smuggler--expects to be paid for his hospitality. And paid double. His price? A nearly impossible operation that Gibson and his gang must pull off to retrieve a king's ransom in hijacked narcotics. Even if they make it out alive, they'll have to face the wrath of a ruthless Mexican cartel that plays dirty...and is used to winning. But when Gibson discovers there's far more than drugs at stake, the heist becomes a daring mission of rescue and mercy--and righteous vengeance.

Prison Escapes

Author : Jack Chatham
ISBN : 9781496980441
Genre : History
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A collection of fourteen true accounts of daring prison escapes. These include Philip Dixon, who walked seminaked from Portsmouth to Wales after escaping from a prison hulk and John Gasken and Fred Amey, who used a ladder to climb over Dartmoor’s Wall whilst part of a supervised work party.

Tombstone

Author : M Missy
ISBN : 9781479726806
Genre : Fiction
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Part one covers the early days of sissy maid missys travels to becoming a sissy maid to a lovely Governess, Sofia, and missys own sister, Christy. My story begins on a Farm in Pennsylvania where missy grew up as Mitchell. Mitchells early behavior and punishments are covered; while Mitchell experienced plenty of attention from his fathers strap, a big long thick strap. Highlighted other events of Mitchells growing years also include a couple of very humiliating punishments as well as the sadness of a DEATH TOO SOON. That DEATH TOO SOON; set Mitchells life in motion to become a sharpshooter and gun slinger like no other the West had ever seen before, or after. The story continues with Mitchell and his family taking a train to the famous Dodge City, where Mitchell actually met Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Bat Masterson. That was the highlight of Mitchells life at that point in time. However, it would not be the last time they met. Then it was onto the wagon train; to Tombstone Arizona. While in the wagon train, Mitchells behavior became uncontrollable and he kept getting himself punished. While at the same time; Mitchells gun handling ability saves the lives of others and make Mitchell the most unlikely hero. Finally, as Mitchells parents tire of his poor behavior, they resort to hiring an English Governess to teach Mitchell how to behave and to obey. The Governess takes Mitchell down the path to obedience the old fashion English way; in the form of petticoat punishment and the cane. The Governess changes Mitchell into missy! My story continues as the family settles in Tombstone where Mitchell, since converted to missy, becomes THE FIRST SISSY MAID of the West in Tombstone, Arizona.

Annual Of Scientific Discovery

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Genre : Industrial arts
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Transactions

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An Egyptian Escapade

Author : Raff Stuart
ISBN : 9781496995247
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In this the sixth book in the chronicles of Adam Black, Adam is now a seasoned Junior Leader but while investigating the ruins of Park Hall finds himself transported back to the year 1882 and being caught is labelled a thief. To escape a hefty jail sentence he opts to join the Army only to find himself on a troopship bound for Egypt. Together with a Major in Army Intelligence he spies on the enemy and takes part in the battle of Tel-el-Kebir. Will he survive and how will he get back to his own time? Other Books in the series: Book 1 - A Roman Odyssey Book 2 - A Viking Voyage Book 3 - A Nazi Nightmare Book 4 - A Voyage to Victory Book 5 - A Cavalier Canter

Michigan Medical News

Author : John Jolliffe Mulheron
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Author : American Institute of Mining Engineers
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