Las Vegas, 1970s—a golden age of Glitter Gulch corruption. Dennis Gomes--the youngest division chief in Gaming Control Board history--whipped a ragtag group of auditors into hardened, gun-slinging investigators, and shattered clichés about milquetoast accountant cops. Coming within a hair’s breadth of death more than once, Gomes capped off his tenure with the famous bust of the Stardust skim, portrayed in the book and movie Casino. In Hit Me!, there’s action to fill a dozen Scorsese films—midnight raids, heart-rending showgirl romances, and deadly double-crosses. And the cast of characters reads like a roll call of gangster lore. But no matter how much evidence Gomes uncovered, or how many witnesses and informants were bloodied, Gomes was swept aside by a political system that was dirty to its core. It took nearly three decades, but in 2007, Gomes made a date with destiny at The Family Secrets Trial--the justice system finally taking out a “hit” on the mob. In a Chicago courtroom on July 30, 2007, Gomes--a key prosecutorial witness--finally settled all scores. Dennis Gomes, who passed away in February 2012, will be posthumously inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in October 2012.
Isobel Dounreay Lochlannach is a fierce and independent Scots lass. She has no intention to marry—to submit to a man—especially not an Englishman.But when she meets a devilish stable lad on the way to London, she can’t help but sneak a kiss with the handsome stranger, sure to never see him again. Nick Wyeth is not a stable lad. He’s Viscount Stirling, and heir to one of the most powerful dukes in the realm. If their indiscretion is discovered, Isobel will be forced to marry him, to succumb to a fate she has always spurned. Nick wants nothing but to call this wild Scottish lass his own, and is determined to show her how an English Viscount can make her swoon, and be his forever in What a Highlander’s Got To Do by New York Times bestselling author Sabrina York.
Crooked Kingdom: the highly anticipated sequel to Leigh Bardugo's thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
This must-have paperback boxed set includes the first three books in the winning and wacky My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish illustrated chapter book series, from New York Times–bestselling author Mo O'Hara.Zapping Frankie the goldfish back to life with a battery was the best thing Tom's ever done. A BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with incredible hypnotic powers is a great pet to have on your side when your big brother is an evil scientist whose plans regularly need to be thwarted. Join Tom and Frankie as they go on incredible adventures involving revenge plots, evil scientist older brothers, a Super Electric Zombie Eel and other paranormal pets! The boxed set includes My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, The SeaQuel: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, and Fins of Fury: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish. Praise for My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: A New York Times bestseller!Amazon's Best Book of the Year 2013 for Ages 6–8"The book is packed with bonkers humour. . . . Anyone who likes books by Dav Pilkey would seriously love this book." ―Biteso, for TheGuardian.comPraise for The SeaQuel: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish:"My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish had everything a boy could want. When your first book is absolutely perfect, children do expect you to carry on the same vein. Thankfully, Mo has pulled it off again with a sequel just as good as the original." ―The BookbagPraise for Fins of Fury: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish:"Mo O'Hara writes stories that children can imagine themselves taking part in―and that is a large part of the magic." ―The Bookbag
Elizabeth St. Claire has always been hard to please. Dreaming solely of Highlander men her whole life, no prancing London Lord can stand a chance at winning her heart... … But perhaps a Scotsman can.Elizabeth watches intrigued as the Highlander of her dreams, a Scotsman named Hamish Robb, arrives to oversee her season at the behest of her cousin, the Duke of Caithness. Elizabeth doesn’t hide her feelings for the striking Scot. But Hamish, determined to obey his order to protect the St. Claire sisters, steadfastly rejects her every seducing lure.Believing that the debutante Elizabeth deserves a better, wealthier man, Hamish continues to turn away from her affection, even though he doesn’t exactly want to. Can this Highlander Scot resist the tempting seductress’ attempts to win his heart?
Asking for promotion can be one of the most stressful and risky experience in one’s career especially in our today’s economy when securing a good job is as hard as ever. It should be no surprise to us that in comparison to only a few decades ago, today’s average employee has larger workloads–and more (and better) competition to contend with. Add to this the highly evolved social and political networks one needs to master and you have one tough road to travel,” he says. “To move from employment offer to promotion without a single misstep is unlikely, and mistakes happen often enough.”A promotion, by definition, is a form of advancement or movement into a new zone. “This means learning new information and trying new things, which, by their very nature promote mistakes in some way, shape or form. But the key to promotion lies not so much in your willingness to learn new things, avoid mistakes but it’s all about doing the right things, Taking out the wrong things and replacing it with the right ones.It lies in letting go of the wrong approach and strategies and replacing it with the right ones. And that is what this book is all about.In this book, you will learn all you need to rise to the top in any works of life and career path you have chosen to pursue. you are blessed.
Michael and his friends try to recruit Hatch’s Electric Youth to their side as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying sixth installment of the New York Times bestselling series!
Have you ever imagined yourself speaking to things and you see what you said manifesting?Imagine asking your business to flourish and it flourishes.Imagine asking your finances to improve and it improves.Imagine speaking for a blind eye to open and it opens,Imagine speaking for the deaf to hear and they begin to hear.Imagine living in a world where everything you say comes to pass.Imagine asking trees to die and they die instantly.Now you have imagined enough, now consider speaking to those predicaments in your life or around you. I want you to understand that the power to do all those wonderful things is within you, it’s not around you and you already have them. This book was not written for you to imagine or start considering, it was written for you to start doing, it was written for you to start speaking with faith. In the name of Jesus I urge you to;SPEAK! SPEAK!! SPEAK!!! And I assure you, you shall have whatever you say if you speak with faith. You are blessed……