The Unforgiving Eye

Author: Beth Andrews
Publisher: Belgrave House
ISBN: 1610848519
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The Unforgiving Eye from the Author: Beth Andrews. When John and Lydia Savidge return from their honeymoon, they have three days to discover who killed Sir Benedict Stanbury, master of Fallowfield. There are plenty of possibilities: the stable hand originally accused, the hoydenish niece or her mercenary mama, the dubious solicitor, and the wary governess. And no one has an alibi. Lydia and John will have to uncover the truth behind their relationships. Sequel to Hidden in the Heart. Regency Mystery by Beth Andrews; originally published by Robert Hale [UK]

Insurgent Episode 2

Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles
Publisher: Cincinnatus Press
ISBN: 1632020432
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Insurgent Episode 2 from the Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles. Insurgent was originally released as a serialized ebook. The full, complete version of Insurgent is now available. This is the second part of the serialized ebook. When terrorists break into a secret biomedical research lab, Valerie Murphy finds herself in a race against time to prevent disaster. From an author described by an Amazon Top 50 reviewer as "one of America's criminally neglected authors" comes the second installment of the sequel to the surprise bestseller Republic: A Novel of America's Future.

Technologies Of Insecurity

Author: Katja Franko Aas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134040350
Size: 39.35 MB
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Technologies Of Insecurity from the Author: Katja Franko Aas. Technologies of Insecurity examines how general social and political concerns about terrorism, crime, migration and globalization are translated into concrete practices of securitisation of everyday life. Who are we afraid of in a globalizing world? How are issues of safety and security constructed and addressed by various local actors and embodied in a variety of surveillance systems? Examining how various forms of contemporary insecurity are translated into, and reduced to, issues of surveillance and social control, this book explores a variety of practical and cultural aspects of technological control, as well as the discourses about safety and security surrounding them. (In)security is a politically and socially constructed phenomenon, with a variety of meanings and modalities. And, exploring the inherent duality and dialectics between our striving for security and the simultaneous production of insecurity, Technologies of Insecurity considers how mundane objects and activities are becoming bearers of risks which need to be neutralised. As ordinary arenas - such as the workplace, the city centre, the football stadium, the airport, and the internet - are imbued with various notions of risk and danger and subject to changing public attitudes and sensibilities, the critical deconstruction of the nexus between everyday surveillance and (in)security pursued here provides important new insights about how broader political issues are translated into concrete and local practices of social control and exclusion.

Market Consistency

Author: Malcolm Kemp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470684895
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Market Consistency from the Author: Malcolm Kemp. Achieving market consistency can be challenging, even for the most established finance practitioners. In Market Consistency: Model Calibration in Imperfect Markets, leading expert Malcolm Kemp shows readers how they can best incorporate market consistency across all disciplines. Building on the author's experience as a practitioner, writer and speaker on the topic, the book explores how risk management and related disciplines might develop as fair valuation principles become more entrenched in finance and regulatory practice. This is the only text that clearly illustrates how to calibrate risk, pricing and portfolio construction models to a market consistent level, carefully explaining in a logical sequence when and how market consistency should be used, what it means for different financial disciplines and how it can be achieved for both liquid and illiquid positions. It explains why market consistency is intrinsically difficult to achieve with certainty in some types of activities, including computation of hedging parameters, and provides solutions to even the most complex problems. The book also shows how to best mark-to-market illiquid assets and liabilities and to incorporate these valuations into solvency and other types of financial analysis; it indicates how to define and identify risk-free interest rates, even when the creditworthiness of governments is no longer undoubted; and it explores when practitioners should focus most on market consistency and when their clients or employers might have less desire for such an emphasis. Finally, the book analyses the intrinsic role of regulation and risk management within different parts of the financial services industry, identifying how and why market consistency is key to these topics, and highlights why ideal regulatory solvency approaches for long term investors like insurers and pension funds may not be the same as for other financial market participants such as banks and asset managers.

It S Not About The Bike

Author: Lance Armstrong
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144810498X
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It S Not About The Bike from the Author: Lance Armstrong. "I want to die at a hundred years old after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour. I don't do anything slow, not even breathe. I do everything at a fast cadence: eat fast, sleep fast." At twenty four, Lance Armstrong was already well on his way to becoming a sporting legend. Then, in October 1996, he was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer. When lesions appeared on his brain and in his lungs, doctors gave him a 40% chance of survival. On that day Armstrong's life changed forever and in typical fashion he met the challenge head on - this was one fight he was determined not to lose. As he battled against the cancer invading his body and the chemotherapy that threatened to sap his soul, a tremendous sense of commitment emerged, to his training and to the people around him who never gave up on him. Just sixteen months after he was discharged from hospital, Armstrong entered the Tour de France, a race famed for its gruelling intensity, and won, in the fastest ever time. Just a few months after that, he became a father. It's Not About the Bike is the story of one man's inspirational battle against the odds, charting his progress through triumph, tragedy and transformation. This is an awe-inspiring tale of immense courage and will.

Star Trek Destiny 2 Mere Mortals

Author: David Mack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439117927
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Star Trek Destiny 2 Mere Mortals from the Author: David Mack. On Earth, Federation President Nanietta Bacco gathers allies and adversaries to form a desperate last line of defense against an impending Borg invasion. In deep space, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Captain Ezri Dax join together to cut off the Collective's route to the Alpha Quadrant. Half a galaxy away, Captain William Riker and the crew of the Starship Titan have made contact with the reclusive Caeliar -- survivors of a stellar cataclysm that, two hundred years ago, drove fissures through the structure of space and time, creating a loop of inevitability and consigning another captain and crew to a purgatory from which they could never escape. Now the supremely advanced Caeliar will brook no further intrusion upon their isolation, or against the sanctity of their Great Work....For the small, finite lives of mere mortals carry little weight in the calculations of gods. But even gods may come to understand that they underestimate humans at their peril.

The Early Diary Of Anais Nin Vol 2 1920 1923

Author: Anaïs Nin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544396383
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The Early Diary Of Anais Nin Vol 2 1920 1923 from the Author: Anaïs Nin. A continuation of the journey of self-education and self-discovery begun by Anaïs Nin in the previous volume of her early diary. Central here is the growing conflict between her role as woman and her determination to be a writer. Editor's Note by Rupert Pole; Preface by Joaquin Nin-Culmell; Index; photographs.