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Smokescreen

Author : Robert Sabbag
ISBN : 9781841953458
Genre : Drug couriers
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Allen Long possessed charisma and cunning in equal measure. But he needed to know that those around him could handle pressure. After all, they'd be violating Columbian and US airspace in a dilapidated DC-3 and landing in bandit country. This is the follow-up to the drug smuggling tale Snowblind.

Smokescreen

Author : Dick Francis
ISBN : 9780141929651
Genre : Fiction
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A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Edward Lincoln has scaled the Himalayas, survived deadly car chases and defeated scores of assassins. As a movie action man he's even suffered stoically at the hands of sadistic directors. After finishing his latest film, he's asked to visit South Africa to discover why a dying friend's horses are suddenly failing on the race track. Unfortunately, Lincoln's attempt to help a friend soon puts him in harm's way. From a nearly fatal interview to a dangerous accident in a gold mine, it seems only luck is keeping him alive. And in life, unlike the big-screen, there's no coming back from dead . . . Praise for Dick Francis: 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing' Daily Mirror 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Francis writing at his best' Evening Standard 'A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever' Sunday Express Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Smoke Screen

Author : Suzanne Ouimet
ISBN : 9780978110925
Genre : Fiction
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This is a story about love, about loyalty, about complicated friendships and family relationships. While investigating an old, unsolved arson case, two young police officers discover a hero. Ben George served in the Pacific with John Kennedy and always aspired to be a hero. He returned home to become one in his own community. But, as Mickey Mantle once said, "You never have to wait long, or look far, to be reminded of how thin the line is between being a hero or a goat".Ben has many secrets and is afraid to allow the world around him see how frail, how human he really is. Can a man truly be a hero, if his loved ones don't believe he is?

Smokescreen

Author : Daniel R. Varin
ISBN : 1542387523
Genre :
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In August of 2014, a car driven by NASCAR's Tony Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. while racing sprint cars at Canandaigua Speedway in Upstate New York. Smokescreen is a eye-witness account of the accident. It is targeted toward fans of car racing and people with an interest in current events involving celebrities. On August 9th, 2014 I was enjoying one of my best runs in a 360 sprint car - until directly in front of me, the unthinkable happened. Driving the race car directly behind Tony Stewart, I had a firsthand view of the impact that took the life of Kevin Ward, Jr.. What I wasn't prepared for was the difficulty I would have in making sense of it all and just getting on with my life. I knew that I needed to do something in order to find the same sense of normalcy that my life had before I witnessed the accident. That 'something' was a self-imposed therapeutic exercise of recording everything I could remember about the accident. While trying to work things out in my mind, I became increasingly disgusted with how the media sensationalized the accident, rather than simply reporting the facts as they became available. This disquiet continued later when, as a Grand Jury witness, I was further perplexed by the judicial process where, at least from my point of view, rather than it being an objective search for truth it seemed the verdict was pre-decided and everyone was merely going through the motions. Intentionally divided into 13 chapters as a dedication to the memory of Kevin, Smokescreen is an inside look at sprint car racing: what happened on that race day and how sometimes racers are their own worst enemy. The book follows me from my childhood, growing up the son of a local racer to driving a race car for the first time to 'walking in mile in Tony Stewart's shoes'. In each chapter I tell some anecdotes, drawing parallels to people and things related to the accident and the surrounding media storm.The most difficult admission I make is that at any moment I could be either Tony Stewart - the driver of a car involved in a fatal accident, or Kevin Ward Jr. - the driver so enraged with what had happened that he put himself directly in harm's way. This is a must read for all race fans along with anyone longing to know the true inside story. ADD TO YOUR CART NOW!!!!

Smokescreen

Author : Nancy Hartry
ISBN : 9781770494060
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Nothing in Kerry’s life prepares her for her first summer job. Stationed as far north from Toronto as Florida is south, unqualified and inexperienced, she perceives hazards around every tree. What does she know about fieldwork? Or black bears? Or men? Absolutely nothing—all she’s done with her life so far is competitive dance. If her mother only knew what this job required! Kerry’s new partner, Yvette, is unlike anyone she’s ever met and something about her doesn’t add up. Her boss is a chauvinist pig and out to get them. When forest fires break out, Kerry and Yvette are drafted for fire duty and sent deeper into the bush—even closer to the fire. As all of northwestern Ontario goes up in flames, Kerry vows to find out what is really going on and uncovers a crime of international scope and scale that will threaten her life. Smokescreen is an adrenalin pumping adventure, pitting two resourceful young women against nature and man at their most greedy. Truth and lies. Fire and darkness. Who will triumph when nothing is what it seems?

Smokescreen

Author : Anne Mather
ISBN : 9781460348253
Genre : Fiction
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Alex was not the man she expected him to be The time for Olivia's revenge had come. Her elderly husband, Henry Gantry was dead. She'd take Henry's monument to himself, his fabulously wealthy corporation, and either sell it or put it in the hands of the son he'd disowned! But Alex Gantry was an unknown quantity. Suave and clever, he was too aggressively masculine for his own good. Then why did he affect her as he did? Her own stepson! She'd never felt a physical attraction for any man before. Why this one?

Smokescreens

Author : Jack T. Chick
ISBN : 9780758908568
Genre : Religion
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Learn the hidden purpose of the ecumenical movement Many Christians believe the current call for Christian unity is biblical and reflects the heart of God. But in this important book, Jack Chick shows why nothing could be further from the truth. Before you agree to this "unity," you need to know who you are uniting with . . . and what they believe. Here, you will learn that today'unity' is a clever smokescreen, devised by the Vatican to bring all Christians under Rome's control. And to be in unity with Rome, you must be willing to compromise your beliefs . . . and accept hers. Discover why this "unity" is so dangerous, and how far down the road of compromise the church has already traveled. See how major Christian leaders have been leading their followers into compromise with Rome for years. Learn how to spot this dangerous false unity so you can take a stand. Learn the high price you will eventually pay for this "unity."

Smoke Screen

Author : Sandra Brown
ISBN : 9781848944336
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 62. 9 MB
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Five years ago a disastrous fire gutted the police headquarters. Seven people died in the flames but thanks to four brave men, most of those inside were rescued. The next day, and forever after, they would be known to the world as heroes. Now, one of them has called Britt Shelley, a hotshot newswoman, offering her the scoop of her career, and asks her to meet him. The next morning she wakes up naked in his bed to find him lying beside her - dead. She remembers nothing of the evening before but, to her horror,the police don't believe her. As the finger of blame points to her, she realises that she is the next intended victim . . .

Smoke Screen

Author : Stephanie Newton
ISBN : 9781426846915
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 52. 28 MB
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First, his fiancée was murdered. Next, a dear friend. Is an arsonist targeting firehouse chaplain Jake Rollins through his loved ones? FBI agent Chloe Davis is on the case—even though it brings her far too close to the handsome pastor. Chloe has always worked undercover, trusting only herself. How can she believe a man who says he knows her—and loves her—for who she is? Only when the smoke begins to clear will Chloe learn to see past her doubts and fears…and find the vengeful killer closer than anyone realizes.

Smokescreen

Author : Paul F. J. Aranas
ISBN : 9780875868943
Genre : Political Science
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When is it legitimate for nations to use force? the United States and NATO regularly employ the illegitimate use of force, using false arguments and a haze of purported altruistic justifications to justify their actions. But objective standards to legitimacy exist, and those standards are enshrined in the United Nations Charter. Smokescreen analyzes the workings and legitimacy of the United Nations Security Council, and shows how the United States and NATO governments systematically create the false perception of legitimacy for the use of force. Whenever they cannot meet the standard, they simply employ alternative norm justifications of self-defense beyond the scope of Article 51 and humanitarian intervention. Max Weber's definition of legitimacy, 'legitimitätsglaube' or the belief in legitimacy, has been widely used by social scientists. Unlike moral philosophers, social scientists favor empirical data; therefore, for them, measuring legitimacy becomes possible by measuring what people believe to be legitimate. In this framework the powerful have the ability to manipulate public opinion to create legitimacy for a particular action. the author argues that this is not legitimacy but merely a perception of legitimacy to justify aggression. David Beetham maintains that Weber's definition is a catastrophe, and in its place he offers a formula for legitimacy based on the objective criteria of legality, shared beliefs between dominant and subordinate, and consent from at least the most significant subordinate actors. This book argues that the United Nations Security Council, backed by the UN Charter, holds real legitimacy based on Beetham's formula. Meanwhile, the U.S. education system and mass media largely ignore the history and principles of the United Nations. the book offers a way forward toward international peace and security, in both the interests of Western countries and humanity as a whole.

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