For Kicks by Dick Francis
By Dick Francis
Australian horse breeder Daniel Roke had resisted the exorbitant amount of money provided by way of a artful Englishman to enquire a scandal regarding drugged racehorses. yet after one other investigator dies mysteriously, Roke has the same opinion to fill his shoes--and learns that males who might supply medicinal drugs to horses are in a position to doing a lot worse to people.
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Eve Dallas is one tricky cop. it's going to take greater than a possible traditional middle-aged girl to make her collapse. but if that woman is Trudy Lombard, all bets are off. simply seeing Trudy on the station plunges Eve again to the times whilst she used to be a weak, traumatized younger girl—and trapped in foster care with the twisted girl who now sits smiling in entrance of her.
Trudy claims she got here the entire strategy to long island simply to see how Eve is doing. yet Eve’s fiercely protecting husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise—and a blackmail test by means of Trudy proves his suspicion right. Eve and Roarke simply wish the girl out in their lives. yet another person desires her useless. And whilst her homicide involves move, Eve and Roarke will stick to a circuitous and hazardous route to discover who grew to become the victimizer right into a victim.
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After clashing with clones and killers in final year's foundation in loss of life, big apple urban police lieutenant Eve Dallas ("Her eyes have been the colour of fine, elderly whiskey and have been lengthy just like the remainder of her. and prefer the remainder of her, they have been all cop") settles again right into a extra traditional secret. In December 2059, a mysterious lady exhibits up in Eve's place of work claiming to be her "mama. " It's Trudy Lombard, the harsh foster mother who took nine-year-old Eve in after Eve killed her abusive father. Trudy made Eve take chilly baths and locked her in closets, between different torments, and now Trudy wishes Eve to pay $2 million to maintain her previous a mystery. Readers of the sequence will understand how Roarke, Eve's wealthy, lethal husband, handles the placement; he tosses Trudy out on her ear. while Trudy is located murdered day after today, it's as much as Eve to capture the killer and turn out that neither she nor Roarke used to be in the back of the bludgeoning. all of the motion occurs over Christmas, and Eve, being Eve, complains concerning the foolishness of the vacation, yet Roarke et al. proceed to slowly train Eve the virtues of affection, kin and friendship. this is often quantity 22 in a sequence that also manages to suppose clean. (Jan. )
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"THE EXILE is a mental brain bender. Kotzwinkle permits the radical to construct slowly until eventually, within the final hundred pages, the ebook turns into glued to the reader's palms because the devastating climactic scenes pile one on one other. This reviewer suffered nightmares after analyzing the ultimate pages, nightmares that have been testimony to Kotzwinkle's robust writing.
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In one reckless evening, Camille Jameson's existence was once replaced eternally: a tall, good-looking stranger, a night of romance -- and sufficient regrets to final an entire life. years later, Camille is a profitable inside decorator with the chance to revive considered one of Mississippi's proudest plantations. She arrives excited and wanting to face her maximum specialist problem so far -- till Zack Prescott saunters during the mansion's entrance door and again into her lifestyles. he's precisely as she recollects, aside from the understanding glance in his eyes that reminds her of what they as soon as shared. Now, compelled to dwell in unbearably shut quarters, Camille and Zack will become aware of in the event that they have the braveness to stand the previous -- and, possibly, construct a destiny jointly . . .
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From The Sisterhood, Michael Palmer's first big apple instances bestseller, to The sufferer, his 9th, reviewers have proclaimed him a grasp of clinical suspense. famous all over the world for unique, topical, nail-biting suspense, emergency general practitioner Palmer'swork has been translated into greater than thirty-five languages. Now he reaches debatable and startling new heights in a terrifying story of state of the art microbiology, unbridled greed, and homicide, the place both figuring out too little or trusting an excessive amount of could be FATAL.
In Chicago, a pregnant cafeteria employee affliction not anything extra malevolent than flulike indicators starts off hemorrhaging from all the things of her physique. In Boston, a super musician, her face disfigured via an unknown affliction, quickly descends right into a deadly paranoia. In Belinda, West Virginia, a miner by surprise is going berserk, inflicting a cave-in that kills of his co-workers. discovering the hyperlink among those occasions might turn out FATAL.
Five years in the past, internist and emergency professional Matt Rutledge lower back to his West Virginia domestic to marry his high-school sweetheart and open a convention. He additionally had a ranking to settle. His father died whereas operating for the Belinda Coal and Coke corporation, and Matt swore to reveal the mine’s healthiness and defense violations.
When his loved Ginny succumbed to an strange melanoma, his crusade turned much more bitterly own. Now Matt has pointed out extraordinary situations of what he has dubbed the Belinda Syndrome--caused, he's definite, through the mine’s careless disposal of poisonous chemical substances. All he wishes is proof.
Meanwhile, ladies, unknown to each other, are drawn inexorably to Belinda, into Matt’s life--and into mortal probability. Massachusetts coroner Nikki Solari involves attend the funeral of her roommate, killed violently on a Boston highway. Ellen Kroft, a retired schoolteacher from Maryland, seeks the remorseless killer who has threatened to spoil her and her kin. 3 strangers--Rutledge, Solari, and Kroft--each carry one piece of a puzzle they need to remedy, and resolve quick. in the event that they don’t, will probably be way over simply their very own lives which are at risk.
Michael Palmer has crafted a singular of breathtaking velocity and clinical intricacy the place not anything is because it turns out and one fake step might be deadly.
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How did consumers come to value Nike so much compared to its competitors? Nike is a seminal cultural innovation. Yet, conventional explanations avoid grappling with the cultural aspects of Nike’s innovation and, as a result, fail to explain why Nike was so successful. Many experts view Nike as a better-mousetraps poster child: Nike engineered the best shoes and earned a reputation for great performance as a result. But, as we demonstrate, this argument does not align with the historical facts. Nike’s famed shoe innovations happened early on and do not coincide with the brand’s takeoff.
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.