Down River by Karen Harper
By Karen Harper
Attending a company retreat at a distant lodge in Alaska, Lisa Vaughn is plunged into the frigid rapids of the Wild River. Swept away, battered and by myself, she has been left for dead.
Lodge proprietor Mitch Braxton is familiar with anything is extremely improper while Lisa fails to show up for a personal assembly to transparent the air and shut the publication on their damaged engagement. Embarking on a heroic seek that takes him miles downriver, he saves Lisa from the lethal water, yet no longer ahead of they've been swept deep into the wilderness.
Far from civilization, the previous fans needs to set aside their harm emotions and locate the need to outlive opposed to nature. There's a killer at the unfastened and, for now, they need to degree their destiny jointly in days instead of years.
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The company was having trouble getting consumers to pay attention to its air-cushion technology. Jordan ﬂew through the air in superhuman fashion on the way to his patented dunks. Therefore, Nike management reasoned, he was a natural spokesman for ‘‘air’’ (never mind that the technology was to cushion shocks, not to propel mere mortals toward the rim). Nike went to the trouble of designing a unique Jordan shoe for this purpose—Air Jordans. What set them apart was the ﬂashy red and black design, echoing the team colors of the Chicago Bulls, in contrast to the white shoes everybody else in the league wore.
Ideologically speaking, the order of the day was a demand not only to revive the original industrious version of the American Dream, but to push these ideals even harder in the face of the economic challenges of the day. As the economy came to a halt, and along with it the increases in standard of living that had become a birthright, Americans struggled to ﬁnd out what went wrong and how they should respond. The emerging rough-and-tumble free-agent economy demanded a very different mentality from what they were used to.