Description : The Trigger Mechanism is the second book in the Camp Valor series by the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper, Scott McEwen. When, Jalen, a young gamer, puts on a set of VR goggles and logs into an online video game, he enters a digital world where, as in most games, points are awarded for kills. Only this time, unbeknownst to Jalen, the game has been reengineered by a cyberterrorist known as Encyte so that real human lives are taken with the click of a button. When Jalen logs off, he learns he’s just killed fifty-three innocent people. Wyatt Brewer, Camp Valor’s top camper, is tapped to investigate and see if a link exists between Encyte and The Glowworm Gaming Network, which Wyatt helped dismantle the previous summer. Wyatt is still reeling from the losses inflicted by Glowworm and by the betrayal of his mentor, Sargent Halsey. When Wyatt meets Jalen, he finds a clue, and Julie Chen, a teenage prodigy and gaming superstar known as Hi_Kyto becomes the leading suspect. Wyatt knows he’ll need Jalen’s help if he has any chance of penetrating the gaming world and getting close to Hi_Kyto. And Jalen will need Camp Valor if he’s going to have any chance of rebuilding his life and finding redemption. But as the summer season starts at Valor, the Department of Defense threatens to shut the secret program down. A reclusive billionaire and Camp Valor alum offers a way forward—funded by him but without Valor for protection. Jalen and Wyatt are forced to consider going out on their own if they want bring Halsey to justice and to stop Encyte.
Description : Intended as the primary text for a social problems course, DeFronzo and Gill’s Social Problems and Social Movements stresses the need for collective action and social movements to solve social problems. Both instructors and students will find this a useful framework in which to view today’s most pressing social issues. Chapter 1 introduces the topic of social problems. Chapter 2 explains how social movements address social problems and describes sociological explanations for the development of social movements. Chapter 3 describes the power frameworks that participants in social movements must deal with in order to achieve success. Each following chapter presents overviews of social problems and provides examples of how working together can bring about positive change. Social Movements and Special Topics boxes provide information on aspects of specific social problems as well as how people organize and work together to solve them.
Description : Twomey, Jennings and Greene’s BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 5E uses excerpted cases in the language of the court to provide both comprehensive and clear coverage. Updates throughout this edition address the latest developments and all of today’s most important business law topics without overwhelming readers with unnecessary detail. Based on the authors’ extensive teaching and legal experience, this trusted book offers a wealth of integrated examples and applications that feature current events and familiar situations to help readers thoroughly grasp legal concepts. Engaging feature boxes, numerous brief examples and applications marked For Example reinforce concepts as readers progress through each chapter's narrative. This edition’s clear, thorough guidance also assists current and future professionals in preparing for the CPA exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : What to do with the "Final Quarter" of your life, presumably post-retirement. Everything that those approaching (or in) retirement need to know but often are uncomfortable discussing or asking about. The author treats serious subjects with wit and from his own experiences, but he does not shy away from expressing opinions that may offend some readers, even as they encourage fresh thinking.
Description : From Batman Begins to Tom Clancy, How to Justify Torture shows how contemporary culture creates simplified narratives about good guy torturers and bad guy victims, how dangerous this is politically, and what we can do to challenge it. If there was a bomb hidden somewhere in a major city, and you had the person responsible in your custody, would you torture them to get the information needed to stop the bomb exploding, preventing a devastating terrorist attack and saving thousands of lives? This is the ticking bomb scenario -- a thought experiment designed to demonstrate that torture can be justified. In How to Justify Torture, cultural critic Alex Adams examines the ticking bomb scenario in-depth, looking at the ways it is presented in films, novels, and TV shows -- from Batman Begins and Dirty Harry to French military thrillers and home invasion narratives. By critiquing its argument step by step, this short, provocative book reminds us that, despite what the ticking bomb scenario will have us believe, torture can never be justified.
Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 90. Chapters: Criminal snipers, Military snipers, Sharpshooter units and formations of the American Civil War, John Allen Muhammad, Randy Shughart, Gary Gordon, Charles Whitman, Simo H yh, Frederick Russell Burnham, Billy Sing, Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard, Roza Shanina, Grey Owl, Carlos Hathcock, Francis Pegahmagabow, Lee Boyd Malvo, Tim Kennedy, Marcus Luttrell, Scout Sniper, Joseph Paul Franklin, Longest recorded sniper kills, Mohamad Elzahabi, White Tights, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Vasily Zaytsev, Anthony Swofford, Mark Essex, Chuck Mawhinney, Craig Harrison, Snipers of the Soviet Union, Lon Horiuchi, Bruno Sutkus, Brenda Ann Spencer, Timothy Murphy, Brock Chisholm, Matthew Axelson, Ivan Sidorenko, Michael Hayes, Jack Coughlin, Josef Allerberger, Rob Furlong, Frank Carter, Juba, Matth us Hetzenauer, John Roland Burke, Taysir Hayb, Arron Perry, Andre Migner dit Lagace, Tanya Baramzina, Marie Ljalkov, Graham Ragsdale, Northern Virginia military shootings, Erwin K nig, Thomas Plunket, Sangin Sniper, Ziba Ganiyeva, 1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters, Eric England, List of snipers, 1965 Highway 101 sniper attack, Friedrich Pein, John Shiwak, Adelbert Waldron, 1st Battalion Maine Sharpshooters, Jack Hinson, Joseph Gregory, Zhang Taofang, Henry Norwest, Harold Marshall, Whitworth Sharpshooters, Sniper team, Nina Lobkovskaya, Fyodor Okhlopkov, Sulo Kolkka, Cuckoo, Helmut Wirnsberger, Yelizaveta Mironova, Johnson Paudash. Excerpt: A sniper is a marksman who shoots targets from concealed positions or distances exceeding the capabilities of regular personnel. Snipers typically have specialized training and distinct high-precision rifles. In addition to marksmanship, military snipers are also trained in camouflage, field craft, infiltration, reconnaissance and observation. Snipers are especially effective when deployed within the urban terrain ...
Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 72. Chapters: Sniper, Randy Shughart, Gary Gordon, Simo Hayha, Frederick Russell Burnham, Billy Sing, Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard, Roza Shanina, Grey Owl, Carlos Hathcock, Francis Pegahmagabow, Tim Kennedy, Marcus Luttrell, Scout Sniper, Mohamad Elzahabi, White Tights, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Vasily Zaytsev, Anthony Swofford, Chuck Mawhinney, Craig Harrison, Snipers of the Soviet Union, Bruno Sutkus, Timothy Murphy, Brock Chisholm, Matthew Axelson, Ivan Sidorenko, Jack Coughlin, Josef Allerberger, Rob Furlong, Juba, Matthaus Hetzenauer, John Roland Burke, Taysir Hayb, Arron Perry, Andre Migner dit Lagace, Tanya Baramzina, Marie Ljalkova, Graham Ragsdale, Erwin Konig, Thomas Plunket, Sangin Sniper, Ziba Ganiyeva, Eric England, Friedrich Pein, John Shiwak, Adelbert Waldron, Jack Hinson, Joseph Gregory, Zhang Taofang, Henry Norwest, Harold Marshall, Sniper team, Nina Lobkovskaya, Fyodor Okhlopkov, Sulo Kolkka, Cuckoo, Helmut Wirnsberger, Yelizaveta Mironova, Johnson Paudash. Excerpt: A sniper is a marksman who shoots targets from concealed positions or distances exceeding the capabilities of regular personnel. Snipers typically have specialized training and distinct high-precision rifles. In addition to marksmanship, military snipers are trained in camouflage, field craft, infiltration, reconnaissance and observation. Snipers are especially effective when deployed within the terrain of urban warfare, or jungle warfare. The term sniper was first attested in 1824 in the sense of the word "sharpshooter." The verb "to snipe" originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India where a hunter skilled enough to kill the elusive snipe was dubbed a "sniper." During the American Civil War, the common term used in the United States was "sharpshooter" or "skirmisher." Throughout history armies have used skirmishers to break up enemy...
Description : Each year in America, 2 Million criminals break into homes just like yours. Is your aim good enough to guarantee your family's safety?This book has been teaching responsible gun owners the same effective techniques that created the world's deadliest snipers. The new 2nd edition has been redesigned to give you the most powerful methods in easy-to-follow instructions.A retired US Navy SEAL and bestselling author, Chris was hand-selected to develop the entire curriculum for the US Navy SEAL Sniper training program. If the US Navy SEALs selected him as their leading firearms instructor, shouldn't you?Now, you can use these world-class techniques to master your weapon and protect your family.It comes with access to 12 online video lessons. Watch Chief Sajnog show you his real-world methods, and read detailed explanations in this book packed with the most effective firearms training you'll ever find, without any of the fluff. If you're looking for "cool" stories or techniques, this is not the book for you. If you want to shoot like a Navy SEAL, this is where to start. You'll learn:● How to find the right position for you -- not the cookie-cutter methods that only work for some people -- so you can maximize your aim with as little effort as possible.● Simple training exercises you can do right now, at home, without having to spend 1,000's of dollars at the shooting range.● How to boost your accuracy by up to 95% -- using the "Navy SEAL focus" technique that you can master in just minutes.● The SEAL Sniper Trick that you can start using today, allowing you to instantly hit targets at twice the distance.● Why the aiming technique you were taught is completely wrong -- and how you can fix it instantly.● Plus... how to do all of this safely, without risking harm to your family.Protect your loved ones, your country, and yourself, with the firearms techniques developed by one of the most respected firearms trainers in the world.