Takedown Twenty

Takedown Twenty
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 1472201582
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Takedown Twenty Book Excerpt:

A notorious mob boss may take Stephanie out if she doesn't take him down first... Stephanie Plum must up her game in Takedown Twenty, the hilarious twentieth adventure in the fiery Stephanie Plum series by bestselling author Janet Evanovich. The perfect read for fans of Harlan Coben and Lee Child. Praise for Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'Making trouble and winning hearts' (USA Today); 'Sharp dialogue, a little slapstick and a little romance' (The Sunday Times); 'Highly enjoyable... who can resist?' (Chicago Tribune). Someone is killing old women and leaving them in dumpsters, and Stephanie's risking the wrath of the local police by investigating behind their backs. And to top that, her latest bounty is the town's much-beloved vicious mobster, 'Uncle Sunny' Sunucchi. Stephanie doesn't mind (that much) that the local Godfather is her boyfriend Morelli's actual godfather - but since they are almost her in-laws, she could do with the Family not trying to kill her for a while... What readers are saying about Takedown Twenty: 'Lively and funny. All the usual characters, with Stephanie getting into trouble both at work and with her love life' 'Janet Evanovich does it again, pure comedy. She never fails to deliver' 'I am often to be found howling with laughter with tears rolling down my face whenever I read one of Janet Evanovich's books!'

Takedown Twenty

Takedown Twenty
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN: 0345542894
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Takedown Twenty Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Powerhouse author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “as entertaining as ever” (Entertainment Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today). Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out. New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail. It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor. With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.

The Chase

The Chase
Author: Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 1472201787
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chase Book Excerpt:

Raves for Janet Evanovich's novels: 'Stephanie Plum in ass-kicking form...utterly delightful' (Cosmopolitan); 'A laugh-out-loud page turner' (Heat); 'Plum is not just a smart private eye but a heroine with a sense of humour' (Daily Mail) Catching the bad guys has never felt so good. FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare and semi-retired, expert conman Nick Fox are going after Carter Grove, the head of a mercenary security agency. Problem is, if you're planning on crossing Carter Grove, you'd better also be planning your funeral. Confronting Grove's elite assassins, Fox and O'Hare mount a daring heist that results in a deadly chase from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, China. Luckily it'll take more than death threats, trained henchmen and sleepless nights to outsmart the unlikely duo...

Takedown Twenty

Takedown Twenty
Author: J. T. Salrich
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN: 9781492971382
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Takedown Twenty Book Excerpt:

Takedown Twenty is finally here! Janet Evanovich fans will be glad to know that Stephanie Plum is at it again. Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel picks up right where Notorious Nineteen left off. If you'd like to enhance your experience while reading Takedown Twenty then this book review and study guide is perfect for you!With Takedown Twenty we again find everyone's favorite female bounty hunter running around Trenton, New Jersey. Stephanie Plum is busy splitting her time between chasing criminals, trying to decide between two lovers, and solving the mystery of why a full grown giraffe is running around loose in the city. Yes… a full grown giraffe.Yes, in Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Janet Evanovich once again takes us on an action packed roller coaster ride that you're sure to enjoy.In this book Stephanie is chasing the local “Godfather” while bumbling and stumbling her way through a hilarious series of misadventures. Will she end up with Ranger or Joe? Will she “get her man” without getting killed along the way? And why is there a giraffe running around Trenton that nobody but Stephanie and Lula ever see?When you read Takedown Twenty : A Stephanie Plum Novel – Book Review And Study Guide you will get a deeper understanding of the characters and plot found in Takedown Twenty as well as the themes and symbolism included in the novel. You also get a detailed chapter by chapter breakdown and analysis of the events as they unfold along with a glossary of the important characters and terms used in the original book. Just in case that's not enough for you I've also included a list of possible study questions (book club discussions topics) and quotes from the book that I found interesting.Wrapping it all up is a discussion of the critical reviews for Takedown Twenty as well as my overall opinion of the book. Plus much more!Whether you're reading this for a book club, school report, or just want to catch up with your favorite characters and find out what happens before diving into the full length book, you can use this book review and study guide to get most out of your experience reading Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich.

The Recovery Agent

The Recovery Agent
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2023-02-14
ISBN: 1982154926
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Recovery Agent Book Excerpt:

“Prepare for twists, action, and one of the best books of the year” (Mystery and Suspense Magazine) with this new blockbuster series that blends wild adventure, hugely appealing characters, and pitch-perfect humor from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she’s hired to seek lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. She’s reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types. But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some bamboozled billionaire, it’s for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can’t come up with a lot of money fast. Inspired by an old family legend, Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Lima. But this particular job comes with a huge problem attached to it—Gabriela’s ex-husband, Rafer. It’s Rafer who has the map that possibly points the way to the treasure, and he’s not about to let Gabriela find it without him. Rafer is as relaxed as Gabriela is driven, and he has a lifetime’s experience getting under his ex-wife’s skin. But when they aren’t bickering about old times the two make a formidable team, and it’s going to take a team to defeat the vicious drug lord who has also been searching for the fabled ring. A drug lord who doesn’t mind leaving a large body count behind him to get it. “A rollicking adventure and a great start to a new series” (Booklist, starred review), The Recovery Agent will have you clamoring for more and cheering for the unstoppable Gabriela Rose on every page.

The Method of Chinese Wrestling

The Method of Chinese Wrestling
Author: Tong Zhongyi
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2005-10-21
ISBN: 9781556436093
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Method of Chinese Wrestling Book Excerpt:

One of the art's earliest and most complete training manuals, The Method of Chinese Wrestling explores all aspects of this ancient fighting system, including solo training, training with equipment, constructing training apparatus, application of techniques, and the rules of competition. Throwing, gripping, and falling techniques are revealed in minute detail, and in accompanying photographs, the author and his top students illustrate the methods described. Both a fascinating historical document and a practical training guide, the book is an essential reference for anyone interested in the martial arts.

The Bounty

The Bounty
Author: Janet Evanovich,Steve Hamilton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN: 1982157151
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bounty Book Excerpt:

FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming criminal Nick Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold in this thrilling adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton. Type A special agent Kate O’Hare and international criminal Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest bad guys out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet—a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood. Directly descended from the Vatican Bank priests who served Hitler during World War II, the Brotherhood is on a frantic search for a lost train loaded with $30 billion in Nazi gold, untouched for over seventy-five years somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe. Kate and Nick know that there is only one man who can find the fortune and bring down the Brotherhood—the same man who taught Nick everything he knows—his father, Quentin. As the stakes get higher, they must also rely on Kate’s own father, Jake, who shares his daughter’s grit and stubbornness. From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, Kate, Nick, and the two men who made them who they are today must crisscross the world in a desperate scramble to stop their deadliest foe in the biggest adventure of their lives.

Red Card

Red Card
Author: Ken Bensinger
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN: 1782832661
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Card Book Excerpt:

'Gripping ... Bensinger's impeccably sourced account serves as a sharp reminder of the gargantuan levels of largesse and excess during Fifa's bad, bad days - as well as a warning that not enough has been done to prevent them returning.' Sean Ingle, Guardian 'Bensinger deftly deploys novelistic devices to turn it into a real-life detective thriller ... [it] resembles John Grisham' Private Eye The story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar. In Red Card, investigative journalist Ken Bensinger takes a journey to FIFA's dark heart. He introduces the flamboyant villains of the piece - the FIFA kingpins who flaunted their wealth in private jets and New York's grandest skyscrapers - and the dogged team of American FBI and IRS agents, headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who finally brought them to book. Providing fresh insights on a scandal which has gripped the world, he shows how greed and arrogance brought down the most powerful institution in sporting history. A wild, gritty, gripping, and at times blackly comic story, Red Card combines world-class journalism with the pace of a thriller.

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

Genreflecting  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests  8th Edition
Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN: 1440858489
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition Book Excerpt:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

Three to Get Deadly

Three to Get Deadly
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 1982158107
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three to Get Deadly Book Excerpt:

Stephanie Plum wowed readers and critics in Evanovich's "One for the Money" and "Two for the Dough". Now she's back in a suspense-filled third foray that takes her into the mean streets and murderous byways of Trenton, New Jersey.

How to Kill

How to Kill
Author: Kris Hollington
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN: 1448165725
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Kill Book Excerpt:

Exploding telephones, pipe-guns and bullets made of teeth, aspirin explosives, cobra-venom darts, a rifle that shoots around corners, a 'piss bomb' (10 cups of boiled urine mixed with nitric acid), exploding clams, samurai swords, karate chops, poisoned umbrellas and a fuel-laden light aircraft. Sometimes even a regular gun. These are just some of the methods that have been used over the last fifty years to speed 4,000 VIPs to a premature end. How to Kill is not an encyclopaedia of assassination but rather a gripping history that charts the development of the modern world through the eyes of the assassins that tried to change it. It is also a work of investigation, surprising conspiracies and remarkable connections are uncovered throughout. This book is the first to study in detail not only the causes and surprising consequences of assassination, but also the crucial seconds of the act itself and the psychology of the assassin in an effort to understand why some assassinations succeed where others fail - and what might be done to prevent them. It is also the first book to examine the fascinating facts and figures of assassination, revealing everything from the success rate by type of weapon and the escape and survival rates of assassins to the most popular time of year and location for assassination. The definitive book on assassination, How to Kill shows that sometimes, one murder can change the world.

Fortune and Glory

Fortune and Glory
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN: 1472246217
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune and Glory Book Excerpt:

The twenty-seventh entry in Janet Evanovich's No.1 New York Times bestselling series isn't just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum's career. It's the adventure of a lifetime. **The No. 1 New York Times bestseller!** When Stephanie's beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair... and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli's treasure, they discover that they're not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way-along with a new adversary who's even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She's also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts-and someone who's about to give Stephanie a real run for her money. Stephanie may be in over her head, but she's got two things that Gabriela doesn't: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit. She'll need both to survive because this search for "fortune and glory" will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested-as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger. Praise for Janet Evanovich: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'A laught-out-loud page-turner' Heat 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times

To The Nines

To The Nines
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 0755388437
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To The Nines Book Excerpt:

The hunt is on - but this time Stephanie's the prey... Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life in To The Nines, the ninth hilarious crime adventure in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The perfect read for fans of JD Robb and Sue Grafton. Praise for Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'A laugh-out-loud page turner' (Heat); 'Sharp dialogue, a little slapstick and a little romance' (The Sunday Times); 'Highly enjoyable... who can resist?' (Chicago Tribune). Stephanie Plum has a visa absconder to find or her whole bonds office is in jeopardy. The train for the missing fugitive leads from the New Jersey Turnpike, to the Las Vegas strip, to a group of killers who are giving new meaning to the word 'hunter'... Stephanie could use some back up on this case, but her incredibly hot mentor, Ranger, has been 'asked' never to come back to Vegas. And when it comes to her cop boyfriend, Joe Morelli, sometimes it's better to let what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas. What readers are saying about To The Nines: 'The pace of this book is amazing. There is something significant happening on almost every page' 'Janet Evanovich is a master creator of personalities, and the characters of Stephanie Plum, Lula and the irrepressible Grandma Mazur are works of art' 'Once again Janet Evanovich has brought humorous delights to us with this enriching funny ninth book of her Stephanie Plum novels'

The Job

The Job
Author: Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-11-18
ISBN: 1472201825
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Job Book Excerpt:

Reasons to read Janet Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'Hilarious' (Mail on Sunday); 'Hooray for Janet Evanovich, who continues to enliven the literary crime scene' (Sunday Telegraph); 'For sheer uncomplicated fun, Stephanie Plum is hard to beat' (Express on Sunday) Catching bad guys is what Special Agent Kate O'Hare does. Working side-by-side with them... not so much. When the FBI teamed her up with master criminal Nick Fox, they gave her no choice. Now the ex-Navy Seal has a world-class conman as a partner, and keeping track of him is a full-time job. Especially when Fox is caught on camera stealing a priceless work of art, taking him right from being the FBI's most covert operative, back to the top of America's most-wanted. Only Kate suspects all is not what it seems. Nick Fox is no common thief, and snatch and grab just isn't his style. Someone is setting him up, and it's down to Kate to figure out why - before Nicolas Fox, master of disguise, is beaten at his own game.

Eleven On Top

Eleven On Top
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN: 075538847X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eleven On Top Book Excerpt:

Someone wants to put Stephanie six foot under... Leaving her career as a bounty hunter behind won't be so easy for Stephanie Plum, as disaster follows wherever she goes. Eleven On Top is the hilarious and fast-paced adventure in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and JD Robb. Praise for the Stephanie Plum series: 'Stephanie Plum in ass-kicking form... utterly delightful' (Cosmopolitan); 'Plum is not just a smart private eye but a heroine with a sense of humour' (Daily Mail); 'Chutzpah and sheer comic inventiveness' (Washington Post). She's had enough. Stephanie Plum has finally quit bounty hunting and is in the market for a new job. Preferably one which doesn't involve being shot at, blown up or kidnapped. The trouble is, she can't stop wondering about the missing men who all disappeared, without a trace, on the same day. And her super-hot mentor Ranger is making her an offer she can't refuse. Oh, and she's still got someone determined to kill her. It's starting to seem like it's not the job that's the disaster attractor... What readers are saying about Eleven On Top: 'Janet Evanovich has created a memorable scene and laugh every page and a half. That's tough to do - but she's done it!' 'The best of crime, romance, mystery and humour' 'Excellent work by Janet Evanovich who gives her readers nothing less than perfection'

Finger Lickin Fifteen

Finger Lickin  Fifteen
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN: 0755377931
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finger Lickin Fifteen Book Excerpt:

Stephanie's out of the frying pan and into the firing line... Finger Lickin' Fifteen is the spiciest, sauciest, most rib-sticking Stephanie Plum adventure yet. Janet Evanovich's hilarious fifteenth novel in the series is not to be missed by fans of Harlan Coben and Sue Grafton. Praise for Evanovich: 'Sharp dialogue, a little slapstick and a little romance' (The Sunday Times); 'Utterly delightful' (Cosmopolitan); 'Romantic and gripping' (Good Housekeeping). Stephanie Plum's tempting mentor Ranger has come to her for help. Someone is trying to destroy his security company from the inside, and he wants her to investigate. On top of that, Stephanie's colleague has just seen two men decapitate a celebrity chef and the unexpected repercussions are more than Stephanie can stomach. But with a million-dollar reward offered for the killers, she may soon be biting off more than she can chew. What readers are saying about Finger Lickin' Fifteen: 'Evanovich has surpassed herself with this head spinning delight' 'The writing is hilarious and I can't help but laugh out loud at some of the situations Stephanie Plum and her friends get themselves into' 'Another fun romp with Stephanie Plum'

Twelve Sharp

Twelve Sharp
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN: 0755388488
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Sharp Book Excerpt:

Sometimes marriage can be a killer... Usually hot on the heels of various miscreants, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum finds herself with a suspicious stalker in Twelve Sharp, the wildest novel yet in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Not to be missed by fans of Lee Child and JD Robb. Praise for Evanovich: 'Evanovich is a clever writer with a strong streak of laugh out loud sardonic humour' (Melbourne Weekly); 'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' (USA Today); 'As smart and sassy as high gloss wet paint' (Time Out). Just when it seems Stephanie Plum's life may be calming down, a new threat turns up: the wife of her mentor Ranger. Only it seems this wife isn't everything she says, and with Plum's usual protector in danger, Stephanie might actually have to look after Ranger for once. Problem is Stephanie's on-again-off-again boyfriend, and Trenton cop, Joe Morelli already isn't too pleased with how close Stephanie is becoming to Ranger. Not only is Ranger temptation walking, he also has a long list of psychopaths and trained killers after him that make Stephanie's list of nut jobs seem normal... What readers are saying about Twelve Sharp: 'Immensely good fun - Evanovich knows how to write them light and frivolous' 'The suspense and action will have you panting until the very end. The storyline is one of the best, filled with the action and suspense yet perfectly paired with comic relief' 'There is something for everyone - adventure, action, romance, comedy and sex'

Wolves Jackals and Foxes

Wolves  Jackals  and Foxes
Author: Kris Hollington
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2008-08-05
ISBN: 9781429986809
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolves Jackals and Foxes Book Excerpt:

"A history of the twentieth century punctuated by gunshots. . . . An exciting account." --Sunday Telegraph (UK) Exploding telephones, pipe-guns, bullets made of teeth, aspirin explosives, cobra-venom darts, a rifle that shoots around corners, exploding clams, samurai swords, karate chops, poisoned umbrellas, and a fuel-laden light aircraft. Sometimes even a regular gun. These are just some of the methods that have been used over the last ?fty years to speed four thousand VIPs to a premature end. Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes is not an encyclopedia of assassination but rather a gripping history that charts the development of the modern world through the eyes of the assassins that tried to alter it. An experienced investigative reporter, Kris Hollington exposes shocking unknown stories of assassination. Surprising conspiracies and remarkable connections are uncovered throughout. Hollington relates the story of the man who shot Uday Hussein seventeen times, the remarkable career of the CIA's "black sorcerer," reveals how an East German Stasi agent, an American B-movie actress, and a Saudi prince conspired to commit one of the most important assassinations of the twentieth century, uncovers the terrible history of South Africa's brutal assassination squad and exposes for the ?rst time the secret society that ensured racist assassins in the South never paid for their crimes. It also features previously classi?ed information from the Secret Service, including the story of how President Jimmy Carter was saved from a sniper's bullet by a rabid swamp rabbit. This book is the first to study in detail not only the causes and surprising consequences of assassination, but also the crucial seconds of the act itself and the psychology of the killer in an effort to understand why some assassinations succeed where others fail---and what might be done to prevent them. It is also the ?rst book to examine the fascinating facts and ?gures of assassination, revealing everything from the success rate by type of weapon and the escape and survival rates of assassins to the most popular time of year and location for an attack. The definitive book on assassination, Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes shows that sometimes, one murder can change the world.

Seven Up The One With The Mud Wrestling

Seven Up  The One With The Mud Wrestling
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 0755388399
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Up The One With The Mud Wrestling Book Excerpt:

The killer is a little too close to home... Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum must make a devil's bargain to get the help she needs in Seven Up, the seventh laugh out loud adventure in the Stephanie Plum series. The perfect read for fans of Sue Grafton and Harlan Coben. Raves for Janet Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'Razor sharp' (Sunday Express); 'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' (USA Today); 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' (The Sunday Times). What Stephanie Plum loves about being a bounty hunter: it annoys her mother and she can wear jeans to work. What Stephanie Plum hates about being a bounty hunter: she has to bring in her grandmother's geriatric, mobster boyfriend who has been leaving dead bodies in his shed...if she can find him. On top of that, she's got a missing misfit to find, the dog is eating everything in sight and master bounty hunter Ranger wants one night with Plum from dusk to dawn. She might want to rethink the whole bounty hunter thing... What readers are saying about Seven Up: 'Janet Evanovich has a remarkable ability to create humorous characters and even funnier incongruous habits for them' 'The central characters provide endless entertainment' 'The humour is excellent and the larger than life characters never tire - the ending leaves you gagging for more!'

The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 1472260937
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Kahuna Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestseller! FBI Agent Kate O'Hare plays by the rules, but con man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. Ordered to work together to tackle out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch, they make a brilliant team, as long as the simmering tension between them is kept under control... Kate and Nick are investigating the suspicious disappearance of Silicon Valley billionaire Richard Wylde. Known as the Big Kahuna, he's famous for creating an artificial intelligence software some people might kill for. Kate thinks those people might include Wylde's model wife and his shady business partner, who seem more interested in gaining control of his company than in finding the Kahuna himself. The only lead is Wylde's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii. To get close to him, Kate and Nick will have to go undercover in the surfer community. It looks like a dream assignation - but things are about to go badly wrong... Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat 'Among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction' GQ