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Four New Messages

By Joshua Cohen
  • Book ID : 1555970583
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 581
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: four-new-messages.pdf

Book Summary:

A quartet of audacious fictions that capture the pathos and absurdity of life in the age of the internet *A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice* * One of Flavorwire's "50 Books That Define the Past Five Years in Literature" A spectacularly talented young writer has returned from the present with Four New Messages, urgent and visionary dispatches that seek to save art, sex, and even alienation from corporatism and technology run rampant. In "Emission," a hapless drug dealer in Princeton is humiliated when a cruel co-ed exposes him exposing himself on a blog gone viral. "McDonald's" tells of a frustrated pharmaceutical copywriter whose imaginative flights fail to bring solace because of a certain word he cannot put down on paper. In "The College Borough" a father visiting NYU with his daughter remembers a former writing teacher, a New Yorker exiled to the Midwest who refuses to read his students' stories, asking them instead to build a replica of the Flatiron Building. "Sent" begins mythically in the woods of Russia, but in a few virtuosic pages plunges into the present, where an aspiring journalist finds himself in a village that shelters all the women who've starred in all the internet porn he's ever enjoyed. Highbrow and low-down, these four intensely felt stories explain what happens when the virtual begins to colonize the real -- they harness the torrential power and verbal dexterity that have established Cohen as one of America's most brilliant younger writers.

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  • File Pdf: the-deadhouse.pdf

Book Summary:

Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper returns in this page-turning New York Times bestseller from legendary Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein. On Roosevelt Island, a strip of land in New York City's East River, stands an abandoned 19th century smallpox asylum, "The Deadhouse," where the afflicted were shipped off to die. It's a gruesome bit of history perhaps best forgotten. But for Alexandra Cooper, it may be the key to a shocking murder that cuts deeper than the arctic cold front gripping the city. A respected university professor is dead -- strangled and dumped in an elevator shaft. And while the school does damage control for anxious parents, Cooper and her close detective friend Mike Chapman scramble for answers, fueled by the most daunting discovery: a piece of paper, found on the lifeless body of Professor Lola Dakota, that reads The Deadhouse....

The Leslie Connors Collection: Directed Verdict / Self Incrimination

By Randy Singer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Isbn : 1496420683
  • Pages : 832
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 979
  • File Pdf: the-leslie-connors-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection bundles two of acclaimed author Randy Singer’s legal thrillers into one e-book for a great value! Directed Verdict In Saudi Arabia, two American missionaries are targeted by the infamous religious police—Muttawa. The man is tortured and killed; his wife arrested on trumped-up charges before being deported to the United States. Compelled by the injustice of her plight, young attorney Brad Carlson files an unprecedented civil rights suit against Saudi Arabia and the ruthless head of the Muttawa. But the suit unleashes powerful forces that will stop at nothing to vindicate the Arabian kingdom. Witnesses are intimidated and some disappear; jurors are bribed; and a member of Brad’s own team may be attempting to sabotage the case. As Brad navigates a maze of treachery and deception, he must gamble his case, his career, and the lives of those he loves on his ability to bring justice to one family, challenge the religious intolerance of a nation, and alter the course of international law. Directed Verdict is a Christy Award–winning novel. Self Incrimination Tara Bannister’s abusive stepfather finally pushed her too far. To save herself she had to kill him. Or did she? Tara’s confession doesn’t add up, and as her self-defense claim crumbles, attorney Leslie Connors must overcome more than first-trial jitters to mount a credible defense. Leslie must save Tara’s life—against her client’s will. In the midst of this taxing case, Leslie’s wedding plans to law partner Brad Carson are interrupted by a devastating diagnosis. Does she dare tell Brad? Before the final gavel falls, Leslie must confront the truth about herself and her mysterious client, or the darkness of the past will swallow them both.

Directed Verdict

By Randy Singer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Isbn : 141433348X
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 221
  • File Pdf: directed-verdict.pdf

Book Summary:

Confronted with the martyrdom of a Christian missionary, attorney Brad Carson files a civil-rights suit against Saudi Arabia and gambles his case, his career, and the lives of those he loves on his ability to find justice.

The Permit : An Audrey Lord Mystery Book 1

By G C Chase
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : G C Chase
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 984
  • File Pdf: the-permit.pdf

Book Summary:

An apparent suicide. A driven journalist. A ticking clock. Journalist Audrey Lord couldn’t wait to leave the bayside town of Bennington, yet here she is, two decades later, with two kids, a tenuous marriage, back in the town she grew up in. When her colleague at the Bennington Gazette has to take time off, Audrey finally gets her chance at the biggest slot at the paper, reporting on all matters council. But something doesn’t feel right. Bennington Council has a stink to it with government minders, property developers with too much power, and more shockingly, the apparent suicide of a senior employee Jack, her first love. As Audrey digs into the underbelly of Bennington she discovers a secret worse than she could have ever imagined. The story could well turn out to be the most challenging of Audrey’s career. And, if she isn't careful, the last. The Permit is the first book in the Audrey Lord mystery series. If you like driven but appealing heroes, then you'll love G C Chase's whodunnit, set on the Mornington Peninsula outside of Melbourne. "Great story, plenty of twists to keep you engrossed, great characters." "It was an emotional roller coaster watching Audrey reach the truths she needed... exciting to watch Audrey’s investigative skills develop."

Winter Wonderland

By Bethany Maines
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blue Zephyr Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 77
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 248
  • File Pdf: winter-wonderland.pdf

Book Summary:

Marcus "Bag Humbug" Winters is hiding from Christmas, and the rest of his life, when he gets an offer he can't refuse—the chance to photograph a top model with the enormous 70-karat Hartford Diamond. The Hartford Diamond shoot is also an answered prayer for set designer Larissa "I Love Christmas" Frost. But while she needs the job to pay for her brother's unexpected hospital bills, she does not need the headache of a demanding photographer who keeps calling her Larry. But when they finally meet on set, Larissa is unprepared for Marcus to be a hunk, for him to apologize profusely, or for the Hartford Diamond to be stolen. Now Marcus may be the only one who can keep Larissa from going to jail for a crime she didn't commit. For Larissa and Marcus, this Christmas is anything but a Winter Wonderland.

The Darkest Place

By Helen Walters
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1543404618
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 697
  • File Pdf: the-darkest-place.pdf

Book Summary:

What happens when just one decision can change your whole life? For Hannah, answering a simple Help Wanted sign did just that, but she must keep it a secret. And when one secret turns into many, her life changes in ways she never could have imagined. But will it be for the better or for the worse? And will she be able to hide her secrets and handle the consequences?

Models for Concurrency

By Uri Abraham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1000124746
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 474
  • File Pdf: models-for-concurrency.pdf

Book Summary:

Concurrent systems are generally understood in terms of behavioral notions. Models for Concurrency analyzes the subject in terms of events and their temporal relationship rather than on global states. It presents a comprehensive analysis of model theory applied to concurrent protocols, and seeks to provide a theory of concurrency that is both intuitively appealing and rigorously based on mathematical foundations. The book is divided into three main sections. The first introduces the required concepts from model theory, details the structures that are used to model concurrency, gives an in-depth description and explanation of the semantics of a simple language that allows concurrent execution of sequential programs, and deals with the question of resolving executions into higher-level and lower-level granularities. The second and third sections apply the theory developed to practical examples, and an exposition of the producer/consumer problem with details of two solutions is given. The author also deals with message passing, as opposed to shared memory.