Dead Secret

Dead Secret
  • Author : Janice Frost
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2015-06-19
  • ISBN : 1514622939

Dead Secret Book Review:

Shocking family secrets come to light when a young woman is murdered "If you read one detective thriller this year make it "Dead Secret." I really couldn't put this mystery down. Great pace, well-developed characters with some very dark pasts." Ann Abrams "A brilliant new detective writer who will have you reading all night. I loved it." Chris Child Who killed Amy Hill? Amy Hill, a nineteen-year-old student, is strangled and her body dumped on open ground in the city. New police partners, D.I. Jim Neal and D.S. Ava Merry are called in to investigate this brutal crime. The last person to see Amy alive was Simon, the son of a family friend, but before he can be properly questioned he disappears. Detectives Neal and Merry are led on a trail of shocking family secrets and crimes. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies? Stopping this tragic cycle of violence will put D.S. Merry's life at risk in a thrilling and heart-stopping finale. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer. DEAD SECRET is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal. Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is a fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. Jim Neal is a single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son. Set in the fictional Northern city of Stromford, this detective mystery will have you gripped from start to shocking conclusion.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2009-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780309142397

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book Review:

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Find My Child

Find My Child
  • Author : Wendy Dranfield
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Pages : 364
  • Relase : 2021-01-25
  • ISBN : 1800191324

Find My Child Book Review:

You thought your little girl was safe at summer camp. You were wrong. She drags her eyes open, realizing she's starting to fade. Did she imagine the voices, or were they real? She tries calling out-"Daddy?"-using all her remaining strength. But she's too late and her little voice just isn't loud enough... When Detective Madison Harper arrives at a remote summer camp in Shadow Falls, northern California, her heart breaks for Jenny, the sweet little girl last seen splashing in the lake with her friends before she vanished. Peering into the silent cabins filled with rows of neatly made beds, Madison knows this idyllic place is hiding a terrible secret. The girl's parents are distraught, and the local police have no leads-they desperately need Madison's help. She'll do whatever it takes to crack this case, because it's the only way back to the son she lost to the care system years ago when she was framed for a crime she didn't commit. But with the camp staff keeping tight-lipped and her new partner on the edge of a breakdown, Madison can't find any truth to her instinct that there is more to Jenny's perfect parents than meets the eye. Until she discovers a disturbing family portrait Jenny drew at the local library. Was this angelic girl more troubled than anybody knew? Was she in danger from those she trusted most? One thing is certain, if Madison doesn't find the answers soon, the lives of more innocent children will be at risk... An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will keep you up all night! Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Melinda Leigh. Readers love Wendy Dranfield: 'OMG... My goosebumps had goosebumps... I had to force myself to relax and take deep breaths... caused me to pound at my kindle, snapping away the pages every few seconds.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident

Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
  • Author : DIANE Publishing Company,Southgate Publishers
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 1995-07
  • ISBN : 9780788119125

Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident Book Review:

Reviews the circumstances surrounding the Challenger accident to establish the probable cause or causes of the accident. Develops recommendations for corrective or other action based upon the Commission1s findings and determinations. Color photos, charts and tables.

Burn You Twice

Burn You Twice
  • Author : Mary Burton
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2020-09
  • ISBN : 1542021286

Burn You Twice Book Review:

Fire can destroy the past. It can also uncover secrets in this novel of searing suspense by New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton. Ten years ago as an undergrad, Joan Mason escaped an arsonist's fire. Shaken, she fled the small collegiate Montana town, leaving behind friends and not looking back. Now a Philadelphia homicide detective, Joan's trying to put her traumas to rest. It's not easy. Elijah Weston, the classmate who torched her house, is out of prison and returning to Missoula. Gut instinct tells Joan he'll strike again. To stop him, she must return to the past as well. To face not only the man she fears but Detective Gideon Bailey, too. The man she loved and left behind. When a local woman dies tragically in another fire, it can't be a coincidence. Can it be Elijah? He has a solid alibi for the night of the blaze. Reunited by the tragedy, Joan and Gideon have their doubts. So does Gideon's sister, Ann--Joan's old college roommate. The investigation draws Joan and Gideon together, but it also sends them down a dangerous path--into a troubling history that Joan, Elijah, and Ann all share. As more lives go up in flames in Missoula, this town's secrets are just beginning to rise from the ashes.

The Circle

The Circle
  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2013-10-08
  • ISBN : 9780345808608

The Circle Book Review:

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

When the Sparrow Falls

When the Sparrow Falls
  • Author : Neil Sharpson
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2021-06-29
  • ISBN : 9781250784223

When the Sparrow Falls Book Review:

Life in the Caspian Republic has taught Agent Nikolai South two rules. Trust No One. And work just hard enough not to make enemies. Here, in the last sanctuary for the dying embers of the human race in a world run by artificial intelligence, if you stray from the path—your life is forfeit. But when a Party propagandist is killed—and is discovered as a “machine”—he’s given a new mission: chaperone the widow, Lily, who has arrived to claim her husband’s remains. But when South sees that she, the first “machine” ever allowed into the country, bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife, he’s thrown into a maelstrom of betrayal, murder, and conspiracy that may bring down the Republic for good. WHEN THE SPARROW FALLS illuminates authoritarianism, complicity, and identity in the digital age, in a page turning, darkly-funny, frightening and touching story that recalls Philip K. Dick, John le Carré and Kurt Vonnegut in equal measure. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction
  • Author : Cathy O'Neil
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Pages : 259
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780553418835

Weapons of Math Destruction Book Review:

Longlisted for the National Book Award New York Times Bestseller A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives--where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance--are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they're wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination: If a poor student can't get a loan because a lending model deems him too risky (by virtue of his zip code), he's then cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty, and a vicious spiral ensues. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a "toxic cocktail for democracy." Welcome to the dark side of Big Data. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These "weapons of math destruction" score teachers and students, sort r sum s, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set parole, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modelers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change. -- Longlist for National Book Award (Non-Fiction) -- Goodreads, semi-finalist for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards (Science and Technology) -- Kirkus, Best Books of 2016 -- New York Times, 100 Notable Books of 2016 (Non-Fiction) -- The Guardian, Best Books of 2016 -- WBUR's "On Point," Best Books of 2016: Staff Picks -- Boston Globe, Best Books of 2016, Non-Fiction

Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms

Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms
  • Author : David J. C. MacKay,vid J. C. MacKay,David J. C. Mac Kay
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 628
  • Relase : 2003-09-25
  • ISBN : 0521642981

Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms Book Review:

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The Stopover

The Stopover
  • Author : T. L. Swan
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-10-29
  • ISBN : 1542015871

The Stopover Book Review:

A memorable night of passion refuses to stay just a memory in this sizzling and scandalous romance from bestselling author T L Swan. I was upgraded to first class on a flight from London to New York. The food, champagne, and service were impeccable--the blue-eyed man sitting next to me, even better. He was smart, suave, and sexy. We talked and flirted--and though the plane was unexpectedly grounded, we still felt sky high in each other's company. We danced and laughed our way around Boston...and had a night of crazy passion that no woman could forget. That was twelve months ago, and I haven't heard from him--until today. I started a new job and met the CEO. Imagine my surprise when I saw those naughty blue eyes gazing at me from behind his mahogany desk. But I'm not that carefree girl anymore. I have a boyfriend now, and responsibilities. Now he wants to see me in his office for a private meeting. How can I resist?

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
  • Author : Robert Dugoni
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2018-04-24
  • ISBN : 1503948978

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Book Review:

From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called "Devil Boy" by his classmates; "God's will" is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother's devout faith, his father's practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God's idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design--especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open--bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

The Shadow Club

The Shadow Club
  • Author : Neal Shusterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2002-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781101660539

The Shadow Club Book Review:

The Shadow Club starts simply enough: the kids who are tired of being second-best get together and, for the first time, talk about how they feel. But soon the members decide to play practical jokes on the first-place winners they envy, and things begin to spin dangerously out of control. "This is a provocative novel . . . The plot is ingeniously simple and the course of events compelling. Brisk enough to snag a popular audience, but forceful in impact, it will leave readers thinking." (Booklist, starred review)

Too Wicked to Kiss

Too Wicked to Kiss
  • Author : Erica Ridley
  • Publisher : WebMotion
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2019-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781943794485

Too Wicked to Kiss Book Review:

"Sensual and witty... A delicious, dark Gothic treat!" - Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author A darkly romantic gothic mystery with hidden motives and forbidden love from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: HIS TOUCH HOLDS HER CAPTIVE From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait… TO HIS EVERY DARK DESIRE Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have killed in cold blood. Initially, his towering presence and brusque manner instill fear… until his seductive attentions and unexpected vulnerability conquer her resistance. But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer?

The Moonlight Child

The Moonlight Child
  • Author : Karen McQuestion
  • Publisher : Nightsky Press
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2020-12-30
  • ISBN : 0986416428

The Moonlight Child Book Review:

Large Print Edition A gripping and emotional novel that will leave you wondering about the neighbors next door... On a cold January night, Sharon Lemke heads outside to see a lunar eclipse when she notices something odd at the house behind her backyard. Through her neighbor's kitchen window, she sees what appears to be a little girl washing dishes late at night. But the Fleming family doesn't have a child that age, and even if they did, why would she be doing housework at this late hour? It would be easy for Sharon to just let this go, but when eighteen-year-old Niki, a former foster child, comes to live with Sharon, she notices suspicious activity at the Flemings' house as well. When calling social services doesn't result in swift action, the two decide to investigate on their own.

The Doorkeepers

The Doorkeepers
  • Author : Graham Masterton
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 313
  • Relase : 2012-10-26
  • ISBN : 9781448209071

The Doorkeepers Book Review:

Julia Winward has been missing for nearly a year. When her mutilated body is discovered in the Thames, her brother Josh travels to London from America, determined to find out what happened to her during that lost time. But nothing Josh discovers makes any sense and he soon unearths a terrible secret. Julia had been working for a company that shut down sixty years ago, and living at an address that hadn't existed since World War II. His investigation leads him to Ella, an eccentric young woman whose psychic abilities plunge them into a nightmarish alternate reality filled with unspeakable horror. First published in 2001, The Doorkeepers is a thriller of horrifying dimensions that will keep you gripped until the last page.

The Casebooks of Captain Holloway: The Disappearance of Tom Pile

The Casebooks of Captain Holloway: The Disappearance of Tom Pile
  • Author : Ian Beck
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2015-03-26
  • ISBN : 9781448158409

The Casebooks of Captain Holloway: The Disappearance of Tom Pile Book Review:

On a bitterly cold winter's night in 1900, a young boy disappears without trace from the forest near his home in the quiet village of Litton Cheney. He is never found, but the man he was with claims he was snatched by angels. Forty years later, Corporal Jack Carmody is sent to investigate strange reports of mysterious lights above Litton Cheney. The villagers suspect German bombers overhead, but Carmody knows there's something far more intriguing going on. And when a terrified boy appears in the graveyard, convinced it's the year 1900, it's up to Carmody and his boss - the charismatic Captain Holloway - to uncover the truth.

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
  • Author : Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Pages : 690
  • Relase : 2011-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781616405410

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report Book Review:

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, published by the U.S. Government and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in early 2011, is the official government report on the United States financial collapse and the review of major financial institutions that bankrupted and failed, or would have without help from the government. The commission and the report were implemented after Congress passed an act in 2009 to review and prevent fraudulent activity. The report details, among other things, the periods before, during, and after the crisis, what led up to it, and analyses of subprime mortgage lending, credit expansion and banking policies, the collapse of companies like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the federal bailouts of Lehman and AIG. It also discusses the aftermath of the fallout and our current state. This report should be of interest to anyone concerned about the financial situation in the U.S. and around the world.THE FINANCIAL CRISIS INQUIRY COMMISSION is an independent, bi-partisan, government-appointed panel of 10 people that was created to "examine the causes, domestic and global, of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States." It was established as part of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009. The commission consisted of private citizens with expertise in economics and finance, banking, housing, market regulation, and consumer protection. They examined and reported on "the collapse of major financial institutions that failed or would have failed if not for exceptional assistance from the government."News Dissector DANNY SCHECHTER is a journalist, blogger and filmmaker. He has been reporting on economic crises since the 1980's when he was with ABC News. His film In Debt We Trust warned of the economic meltdown in 2006. He has since written three books on the subject including Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books, 2008), and The Crime Of Our Time: Why Wall Street Is Not Too Big to Jail (Disinfo Books, 2011), a companion to his latest film Plunder The Crime Of Our Time. He can be reached online at www.newsdissector.com.

In the Clearing

In the Clearing
  • Author : Robert Dugoni
  • Publisher : Tracy Crosswhite
  • Pages : 500
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 1683242300

In the Clearing Book Review:

"A former police academy classmate and protaegae asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier. But as Tracy probes one small town's memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community's fabric, her own life may be endangered"--

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : OSU:32435024899247

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The Living Church

The Living Church
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1995-07
  • ISBN : WISC:89073117582

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