Parade.com “The Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019 ” and “The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019” PureWow “The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019” BookBub “17 Books That Will Make the Perfect Addition to Your Beach Bag This Summer” The next heart-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager follows a young woman whose new job apartment sitting in one of New York’s oldest and most glamorous buildings may cost more than it pays. No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind. As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story . . . until the next day, when Ingrid disappears. Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew's sordid past and into the secrets kept within its walls. What she discovers pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.
A Complete Reference for Building Enterprise-Wide Digital Security Systems
Author: Thomas L. Norman
Integrated Security Systems Design, 2nd Edition, is recognized as the industry-leading book on the subject of security systems design. It explains how to design a fully integrated security system that ties together numerous subsystems into one complete, highly coordinated, and highly functional system. With a flexible and scalable enterprise-level system, security decision makers can make better informed decisions when incidents occur and improve their operational efficiencies in ways never before possible. The revised edition covers why designing an integrated security system is essential and how to lead the project to success. With new and expanded coverage of network architecture, physical security information management (PSIM) systems, camera technologies, and integration with the Business Information Management Network, Integrated Security Systems Design, 2nd Edition, shows how to improve a security program’s overall effectiveness while avoiding pitfalls and potential lawsuits. Guides the reader through the strategic, technical, and tactical aspects of the design process for a complete understanding of integrated digital security system design. Covers the fundamentals as well as special design considerations such as radio frequency systems and interfacing with legacy systems or emerging technologies. Demonstrates how to maximize safety while reducing liability and operating costs.
New chapters and updates highlight the second edition of Laser Safety: Tools and Training. This text provides background information relating to lasers and laser safety, and examines the components of laser work and laser safety from a different perspective. Written by a working laser safety officer, the book considers ways to keep users, as well as those around them, safe. The author encourages readers to think beyond protective eyewear. As it relates to safety, he determines that if eyewear is required, then the laser system is not ideal. This book factors in optics, the vibration elements of the optical table, the power meter, and user training, elements that are not commonly considered in the context of laser safety. It presents ways for users to evaluate the hazards of any laser procedure and ensure that they are following documented laser safety standards. The material serves as a fundamental means or road map for laser users seeking to utilize the safest system possible. What’s New in the Second Edition: The second edition provides an inclusion of the Z136.8 Research Laser Standard, and offers updates and an explanation of eye exposure limits (MPE), presents new cases studies, and presents practical example images. It includes coverage of, laser lab design lessons, addresses user facility challenges and laser disposal. Presents case studies of real accidents, preventive measures, and templates for documenting potential laser risks and attendant safety measures Reviews factors often overlooked when one is setting up a laser lab Demonstrates how to investigate a laser incident This text which includes fundamental laser and laser safety information, as well as critical laser use information, is appropriate for both the novice and the seasoned professional.
I was your typical middle aged guy, I had a great wife, a small older home and a slightly run down aging car. I worked at a large company in middle management and was pretty much just your average guy with an average life. I loved just to hang out with Cindy (my wife) and mill around the house, a lot of the time I would spend time with my dad and if I couldn’t Cindy did. That is until it comes that time in a manager’s position that you have to make those tough decisions that affect other people’s lives. I have had to terminate a lot of people over the years but none affected me as much as the last. Strange things started to happen at work, then, it began to happen at home and over time became worse and worse until it was an unimaginable nightmare. Cindy and I will never be the same and I know I’ll never be a manager again thanks to “The no call, no show”.
In the house on Maple Drive, three women have vanished from the same house on the same day. One is an RN, working and living there, caring for the elderly invalid owner. She goes out on her day off, comes home early because of an impending storm never to be seen again. A young lady renting a room there went to work in the morning, came home ill an hour later and also vanished. The neighbor next door came for a brief visit; was seen by her housekeeper rushing home through the woods from an upstairs window and she, like the others, was never seen again.
The intriguing novel The Silent Journey takes place in the 1960s within a large home in India. The family members living in the house find themselves trapped within their own set limits, not allowing them to grow or show their true mettle. The story will resonate with those who feel caught and desperate in their own lives, and was written to identify with these people, and let them know that they are not alone. The inspiring theme tells us that looking within can be a great healer, one that makes the world a better place.
Jose Hernandez is hell-bent on revenge. Fresh off a bold escape from prison, the killer ruthlessly hunts the neighborhood of Oklahoma prosecuting attorney Jessie Lawler - the man responsible for putting Hernandez away. A series of kidnappings and brutal murders strikes terror through the community as police struggle to end the crazed fugitive's crime spree.