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Author: Gina Ciocca
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492654302
Size: 76.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Catching cheaters and liars is a lucrative hobby—until you fall for one of the suspects. Perfect for fans of Veronica Mars, this new novel from the author of Last Year's Mistake will steal your heart! Marisa never planned to be a snoop for hire. It wasn't like she wanted to catch her best friend's boyfriend making out with another girl. But as her reputation for sniffing out cheaters spreads all over school, Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys. And her next case? It's for ex-frenemy Kendall. She's convinced her boyfriend, TJ, has feelings for someone else and persuades Marissa to start spying on him. But the more Marisa gets to know sincere and artistic TJ, the more she starts to fall for him. Worse yet, the feelings seem to be mutual. Marisa knows she needs to give up her investigation—and the spoken-for guy who may just be the love of her life. Then she uncovers new secrets about Kendall and TJ, secrets that take "cheater" to a whole new level...

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Author: Wendy Ruderman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062085468
Size: 66.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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In the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed, and T. J. English's Savage City comes Busted, the shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the City of Brotherly Love, and earned a Pulitzer Prize . In 2003, Benny Martinez became a Confidential Informant for a member of the Philadelphia Police Department's narcotics squad, helping arrest nearly 200 drug and gun dealers over seven years. But that success masked a dark and dangerous reality: the cops were as corrupt as the criminals they targeted. In addition to fabricating busts, the squad systematically looted mom-and-pop stores, terrorizing hardworking immigrant owners. One squad member also sexually assaulted three women during raids. Frightened for his life, Martinez turned to Philadelphia Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. Busted chronicles how these two journalists—both middle-class working mothers—formed an unlikely bond with a convicted street dealer to uncover the secrets of ruthless kingpins and dirty cops. Professionals in an industry shrinking from severe financial cutbacks, Ruderman and Laker had few resources—besides their own grit and tenacity—to break a dangerous, complex story that would expose the rotten underbelly of a modern American city and earn them a Pulitzer Prize. A page-turning thriller based on superb reportage, illustrated with eight pages of photos, Busted is modern true crime at its finest.

Broken Buildings Busted Budgets

Broken Buildings  Busted Budgets PDF
Author: Barry B. LePatner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226472698
Size: 26.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 229
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Addressing the out-of-control delays and cost overruns of construction projects across the nation, prominent construction attorney LePatner builds a powerful case for change in an industry that consumes $1.23 trillion and wastes at least $120 billion each year.

Busted Life Inside The Great Mortgage Meltdown

Busted  Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown PDF
Author: Edmund L. Andrews
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393071286
Size: 13.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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The fiasco that sank millions of Americans, including one journalist, who thought he knew better. A veteran New York Times economics reporter, Ed Andrews was intimately aware of the dangers posed by easy mortgages from fast-buck lenders. Yet, at the promise of a second chance at love, he succumbed to the temptation of subprime lending and became part of the economic catastrophe he was covering. In surprisingly short order, he amassed a staggering amount of debt and reached the edge of bankruptcy. In Busted, Andrew bluntly recounts his misadventures in mortgages and goes one step further to describe the brokers, lenders, Wall Street players, and Washington policymakers who helped bring that money to his door. The result is a penetrating and often acerbic look at the binge and bust that nearly bankrupted the United States. Enabled by know-nothing complacency in Washington, Wall Street wizards used "collateralized debt obligations," "conduits," and other inscrutable financial "innovations" to put American home financing into hyperdrive. Millions of Americans abandoned the safety of thirty-year, fixed-rate mortgages and loaded up on debt. While regulators insisted that the markets knew best, Wall Street firms fragmented and repackaged unsound loans into securities that the rating agencies stamped with triple-A seals of approval. Andrews describes a remarkably democratic debacle that made fools out of people up and down the financial food chain. From a confessional meeting with Alan Greenspan to a trek through the McMansion bubble of the OC, he maps the arc of the Frankenstein loans that brought the American economy to the brink. With on-the-ground reporting from the frothiest quarters of the crisis, Andrews locates what is likely to be the high-water mark in America's long-term embrace of higher borrowing, higher risk-taking, and the fervent belief in the possibility of easy profits.

Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew

Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew    PDF
Author: Emily Krieger
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN: 1426318839
Size: 35.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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A latest entry in the kid-friendly reference series debunks such popular misconceptions as boys being better at math, an apple a day keeping the doctor away and the human race's evolution from chimps. Simultaneous.

Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew

Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew     PDF
Author: Emily Krieger
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426314787
Size: 31.48 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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Explores more than one hundred tall tales, suspicious stories, and urban myths, revealing how each has been disproven, with facts about myth origins, historical significance, and how they were investigated by scientific debunkers.

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Busted PDF
Author: Shiloh Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425273938
Size: 44.77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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"Berkley Sensation contemporary romance"--Spine.

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Author: Betty Hicks
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781596430044
Size: 39.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Anxious to distract his "overly" strict mother, twelve-year-old Stuart and his best friend, a girl named Mack, determine to fix her up with Mack's Uncle Joe.

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Busted PDF
Author: Art Schlichter
Publisher: Orange Frazer PressInc
ISBN: 9781933197678
Size: 17.59 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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Ex-professional football player Art Schlichter discusses his success in high school, college, and the NFL before succumbing to gambling addiction and serving time in prison for ten years.

Busted Flush

Busted Flush PDF
Author: Wild Cards Trust
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429956070
Size: 74.51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer. 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 survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin ("The American Tolkien" --Time magazine) along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then—and of the heroes among the one percent. Now a new generation of heroes has taken its place on the world stage, its members crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young aces known as the Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world–including a genocidal was in the Niger Delta, an invasion of zombies in hurricane ravaged New Orleans, and a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town. The Wild Cards Universe The Original Triad #1 Wild Cards #2 Aces High #3 Jokers Wild The Puppetman Quartet #4: Aces Abroad #5: Down and Dirty #6: Ace in the Hole #7: Dead Man’s Hand The Rox Triad #8: One-Eyed Jacks #9: Jokertown Shuffle #10: Dealer’s Choice #11: Double Solitaire #12: Turn of the Cards The Card Sharks Triad #13: Card Sharks #14: Marked Cards #15: Black Trump #16: Deuces Down #17: Death Draws Five The Committee Triad #18: Inside Straight #19: Busted Flush #20: Suicide Kings The Fort Freak Triad #21: Fort Freak #22: Lowball #23: High Stakes The American Triad #24: Mississippi Roll #25: Low Chicago #26: Texas Hold 'Em At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Busted

Busted  PDF
Author: Thomas J. Riccio
Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597775878
Size: 63.40 MB
Format: PDF
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Presents the life of the author from his childhood in New Jersey, through his career as a dealer in sports collectibles, to his connection with O.J. Simpson's 2007 arrest for stealing sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

Busted

Busted  PDF
Author: M. Chris Fabricant
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061739790
Size: 72.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Busted! is a funny, smart, subversive worst-case scenario guide for casual drug users and their tolerant friends.It's the Bible on how not to get busted and what to do if you are. Using celebrity busts, outrageous everyman busts, and the author's professional experience, Busted! is everything you need to know about the criminal justice system, Drug War style, before it's too late. Like a Law & Order episode, the book takes the reader through a typical small-time drug possession case from committing the crime (the buy/recommending a dealer), to handling police encounters like a pro, to getting busted, to spending a night in jail, to fighting your drug bust, to pleading guilty, through trials and appeals, and, finally, punishment - with irreverent humor and expert advice all the way to the bitter end. Busted! also includes drug possession law for the house party, the rave, your roommate's stash; search and seizure on the street, in your ride, in your apartment, and up your ass. Drug War Driving Lessons covers DUI's and drugged driving; also learn how to make your phone call from jail count, how to ace your bail hearing, and protect your Internet privacy. The Dope Law Index includes possession law for marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and methamphetamine for all 50 states. BUSTED! helps the casual drug user to know his rights, walk the thin grey line between legal and illegal and ultimately stay out of jail.

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Busted PDF
Author: Antony John
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0738722022
Size: 16.41 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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I feel like I'm about to pass out, but that won't do much for my new reputation as a non-dork, so I bury my head in the Book instead. There's not much there, really—just the senior portrait of every girl in my class, and below each photo, space for me to record her measurements—once I get her measurements, that is. From his flute-playing prowess to his nerdy reputation, Kevin Mopsely epitomizes uncool. When popular jock Brandon Trent appoints Kevin to compile the Book of Busts—a record of the bust, waist, and hip measurements of every senior girl—Kevin fears he's out of his league. The Book, however, is the key to his popularity, so Kevin accepts the challenge—uncovering much more than he bargained for in the process. Busted is a hilarious and provocative debut that tackles the intricate issues of first love, testosterone-laden peer pressure, feminism, and "GRRL power" with a fresh and unique voice that will appeal to both male and female teenage readers.

Cupid S Busted Arrow

Cupid s Busted Arrow PDF
Author: Mary Jo Burke
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1628307757
Size: 74.32 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 266
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The gaping hole in Giselle Baylor’s heart is ten years old and still bleeding. Matthias “Matt” Tyler Hall dumped her before the high school senior prom, and she’s never recovered. Enter Nelly Steeple, a swearing, tattooed, multi-pierced, Shakespeare-hating Cupid to sprinkle life into Giselle’s lack of romance. She must marry Matt before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve or be alone forever. It would also delay Nelly’s retirement by a century. Not gonna happen even if it means she drags them to the altar. Picking up where they left off is impossible. Matt, a war photojournalist, has been injured and has a daughter. Giselle is beyond successful and wealthy. Their common ground is in the past. Is it enough to pull them into the future?

Unseen With Bonus Novella Busted

Unseen  with bonus novella  Busted   PDF
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0345539486
Size: 44.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With the bonus story “Busted” Karin Slaughter’s novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn. Unseen pits detectives, lovers, and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil. Will Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon, Georgia, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. The cover has worked and he has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer who thinks he might be a useful ally. But undercover and cut off from the support of the woman he loves, Sara Linton, Will finds his demons catching up with him. Although she has no idea where Will has gone, or why, Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson, Jared, has been gunned down in his own home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: Lena, a detective, has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and Jared’s shooting is not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara finds herself involved in the same case that Will is working without even knowing it, and soon danger is swirling around both of them. In a novel of fierce intensity, shifting allegiances, and shocking twists, two investigations collide with a conspiracy straddling both sides of the law. Karin Slaughter’s latest is both an electrifying thriller and a piercing study of human nature: what happens when good people face the unseen evils in their lives. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Cop Town. Praise for Unseen “Slaughter’s most powerful book to date . . . No one writes like Slaughter. . . . Her words fairly growl on paper but yet her descriptions of relationships are tear inducing. This may make her an anomaly but she is the best damn anomaly writing books today. Make sure you read Unseen.”—The Huffington Post “Compelling . . . [Slaughter] balances a complex plot with believable twists while sensitively exploring her realistic characters' emotions and problems.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel “An emotional roller coaster ride . . . fast-paced and edge-of-your seat . . . Slaughter is brilliant.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News “Superb and emotionally wrenching . . . The despicable nature of the crimes being investigated only serves to enhance Will’s innate goodness and humanity. Current series fans will be delighted, and newcomers to Slaughter’s work will find a new obsession.”—Library Journal “Slaughter plunges readers into the action from the get-go with her electrifying ability to write suspenseful, riveting confrontations between cops and criminals, all while deepening the backstories of her longtime series leads. Another intense read, on multiple levels, from the ever-reliable Slaughter.”—Booklist “Tense and densely plotted . . . The twisted plot and shocking reveals remind readers why Slaughter remains a dominant voice in crime fiction.”—Publishers Weekly

Wild Cards

Wild Cards  PDF
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 9780575134201
Size: 43.31 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Science fiction, American
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES In the six decades since the alien plague known as the Wild Card virus spread a wave of mutations around the globe, humanity has begun to come to terms with its consequences. Grotesque half-human creatures known as 'jokers' inhabit an underworld of their own, while the legendary prodigies known as 'aces' have become real-world superheroes, complete with colourful names and costumes. Now a new generation of aces has taken its place on the world stage, becoming crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young heroes, known as The Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world - including an invasion of zombies in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town, and a fateful showdown with the forces of the oil-rich Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. But The Committee's opponents have their own aces and jokers ready to do battle, including a Marxist revolutionary, a brutal mercenary, a young boy with apocalyptic powers and - most terrifyingly of all - a sinister arm of the FBI known as SCARE.