Author: Ann Rule
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Traces the murder of Whidbey Island resident Russ Douglas, who after spending Christmas with his estranged wife and children in 2003 was murdered and whose death implicated several suspects, including an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend.
The Amazing Stories of Literary Forgery's Most Notorious Practitioners
Author: Joseph Rosenblum
Publisher: Lyons Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Nine stories of literary forgery's most notorious practitioners. Introduction gives an overview of literary forgery from classic times to the modern. Each story enlightens the reader about the cunning, skill and techniques of the chosen forgers and also explores their personalities and varied motives.
Author: David Housewright
Publisher: Open Road Media
A real estate scam tips Holland Taylor off to a widespread, deadly conspiracy When a drunk driver kills her entire family, Florida retiree Irene Gustafson is left rich and alone. Between savings and life insurance, the death of her son and his family leaves her with nearly $300,000—a veritable fortune in a community where most live off social security. Following the advice of Ann Landers, Mrs. Gustafson hands the money over to an investment manager. The returns are steady until he starts investing in Willow Tree, a low-income housing development on the fringes of the Twin Cities. The money vanishes, and Mrs. Gustafson is destitute. That’s where Holland Taylor, Minneapolis private detective, comes in. His recently retired parents are Mrs. Gustafson’s neighbors, and they want Taylor to recover the old lady’s money. It seems impossible, but as he investigates Willow Tree he finds a twisted real-estate conspiracy with deep roots in city politics—and a vicious killer hired to protect the secret.
Author: Patricia Veryan
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
It is 1746. Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion has been crushed, and his loyal followers, bound to recover a vast missing treasure, flee murderous soldiers and bounty hunters across strife-torn England. And in the center of this violent storm, the lovely Penelope Montgomery lives a virtual prisoner of her scheming uncle and his cruel wife. She knows nothing of their cold plot to make her innocence a gift to Captain Rolan Otton, whose startling handsomeness barely conceals a ruthless villainy. She dreams only of Quentin Chandler–-the man who won her love in childhood, who now claims the awakening passions of her womanhood. And soon destiny will surprise them both as they are reunited in a desperate flight to restore the missing treasure, bring honor back to England, and savor at last the sweet rewards of their longing, loving hearts.
Author: Timothy Miller
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Lionel Stern, a renowned plastic surgeon, goes undercover to investigate Morrie Gold, a dermatologist with his own cosmetic-surgery empire, and a patient's death, finding a sinister world of passion and deception
Author: Janet L. Smith
Publisher: Northwest Corner Books
Much to her surprise and relief, smart lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is being wooed by Seattle's most eminent law firm and its most renown partner. But when she enters the rich and hushed halls of Kemble, Laughton, Mercer, and Duff, she discovers office politics isn't a game, it's a deadly obsession. And everyone is a player. Annie hasn't even cut through the paperwork when top partner Gordon Barclay's secretary and not-so-secret lover kills herself. The dead woman's sister refuses to believe appearances, and wants Annie, so far unseduced by Barclay's legendary charms, to investigate the high and mighty machinations of Seattle's most feared litigator. Things heat up when a sniper targets Annie--just as a shocking glimpse into her family's past blows her life wide open. Soon Annie finds herself caught in a destructive web of love, lies, and murder that only her sharp insight and fierce intelligence can unravel. The second in the Annie MacPherson mystery series, which began with Sea of Troubles.
Author: Dell Shannon
Publisher: Hachette UK
'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune Sergeant Ivor Maddox of the Wilcox Street precinct has more crime on his hands than even he is accustomed to: murders, con-men, a dismembered corpse, runaway teenagers and a multiple rapist. To catch the rapist, whose victims are always attractive and respectable women, Maddox persuades his true love, policewoman Sue Carstairs, to bait the trap . . .
Learning Curves of Military Deception Planners
Author: Barton Whaley
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Some cultures are clearly more deceptive than others but only during any given slice of time. No single culture has excelled in deceptiveness throughout its history. While the Chinese did rise to the highest level of military deviousness during the time of Sun Tzu (c.350 BC), they had low levels before Master Sun, and afterwards largely lost it during three long periods, only to regain it each time. The most recent Chinese loss was when they fell to the lowest level from the late 1700s until being conquered in 1948 by the stratagemic Chinese Communists (PLA). Thence the PLA has displayed high if not the highest levels of deceptiveness, although there are indications that, beginning in 2002, they are again on the upswing. The levels of guilefulness at any given time can be quite different across the major disciplines of military, domestic politics, foreign diplomacy, and commercial business. Perceived practical considerations of greed and survival do sometimes override religious, moral, or ethical factors to produce deceptive behavior. The levels of guilefulness at any given point in time between any two contemporary armed entities (nations, insurgents, or terrorists) are apt to be asymmetric. Deception sophistication is independent of technological change. Within each culture deception varies widely in its levels of sophistication. High, medium, and low levels were found in every culture at different times and regardless of its level of technology. The reason? Because deception is a mind game, it is played only between or among humans. And this condition will remain as long as machines such as computers lack artificial intelligence. Because deception is a mind game, the variations in guilefulness between opposing individuals or groups can be crucial in deciding the victor in combat.
Author: Tom R. Williams,Nan Cocke
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Vixen or Victim? Soccer Mom or Sorcerer? When a well-liked, small town business owner was murdered, who would be capable of committing such a heinous act? As high school sweethearts and parents of five children would the suspicion fall on the wife or was it suicide? What about the mysterious white car parked in the area? As Prosecuting Attorney, it was his job to figure this out with most of the small town and half the county against him. Based on the true events of Bill Prewitt's life and death.
Author: David Mure
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Om engelsk vildledningsvirksomhed og kontraspionage under anden verdenskrig.
Author: Ghostly Writer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
When Linda leaves town for business, her son Billy is left to house-sit. He doesn't stay alone for long, though - Linda soon returns, thanks to a flawless latex mask and Billy's mastery of disguise. Now Billy has an entire week to spend alone, masquerading as his mature, sexy mother... what could possibly go wrong? Practice to Deceive is an erotic transgender novel featuring crossdressing, masks, disguise, impersonation and deception from Ghostly Writer, a 10-year veteran of the 'mask fiction' subgenre. If you have ever wanted to become someone else... if you have ever wondered what your life would be like with another face... if the idea of impersonating another has ever excited you... Practice to Deceive will not disappoint. Features male to female crossdressing, impersonation, extensive disguises and sexual situations.
Penance, Dearly Departed, and Practice to Deceive
Author: David Housewright
Publisher: Open Road Media
Three compelling and unforgettable mysteries by Edgar Award winner David Housewright Holland Taylor is comfortable in interrogation rooms. For years the cold, dark cells of the Minneapolis homicide squad were his turf, and with the help of his partner he wrung confessions out of countless killers. But that was long ago. In Penance,Taylor is on the other side of the desk. Tonight he is the suspect. Taylor’s career in the department ended after his wife and daughter were killed in a drunk driving accident. The culprit, John Brown, was sentenced to a measly six years for vehicular manslaughter, and Taylor vowed bloody vengeance in front of open court. After a few months of freedom, Brown is shot dead, and Taylor, now a private investigator, is called in as the obvious suspect. He didn’t kill Brown, but he will find out who did—even if it means tearing Minneapolis apart from the inside out. In Dearly Departed, Holland Taylor discovers a recording made by a woman named Alison Emerton explaining that if she is missing, it is because Raymond Fleck killed her. Fleck, a convicted rapist, lost his job at a kennel after Alison accused him of sexual harassment and stalking. She vanished soon after, leaving behind her wallet, coat, and boots, on a night when twenty-three inches of snow fell on Minneapolis. Her lawyer has hired Taylor to find her. But as Taylor digs into Alison’s past, he learns that Fleck was not the only person who wanted her dead. In Practice to Deceive, Florida widow and retiree Irene Gustafson is rich and alone. Following the advice of Ann Landers, Gustafson hands her money over to an investment manager. The returns are steady until he starts investing in Willow Tree, a low-income housing development on the fringes of the Twin Cities. The money vanishes, and the widow is destitute. That’s where Holland Taylor, Minneapolis private detective, comes in. His recently retired parents are her neighbors, and they want Taylor to recover the old lady’s money. It seems impossible, but as he investigates Willow Tree he finds a twisted real-estate conspiracy with deep roots in city politics—and a vicious killer hired to protect the secret.
Author: Heather O'Brien
Publisher: Thewordverve Incorporated
In the entertainment world, everyone wants something. Some will kill to make it so. The pieces are falling into place as the murder investigations into two of entertainment's bright stars receive help from a mysterious riddle, previously concealed evidence, and a voice from the past. Life and death meet head-on in a cataclysmic finale.
Author: Carolyn Laroche
All Jessy Wallace wants is a happy marriage, but her husband is a liar and in over his head... Jessy has spent the last decade happily married to her husband, Sam. But when she finally lands a job at Dixie's Place, a hole-in-the-wall diner, she learns not all is well in paradise. Officer Sam Wallace has been spending the majority of their marriage in the beds of other women. Fed up, Jessy kicks her husband to the curb. The last thing she wants is another messy relationship... Uncertain if her husband ever truly loved her, Jessy gets caught completely off guard by the intense attraction she feels for Trey Smith, the night cook at Dixie's Place. But she recognizes some telltale signs, and discovers he's an undercover FBI agent. Jessy curses herself for falling for another lawman. To make matters worse, her soon-to-be ex-husband might be involved with Trey's case. After the death of his wife, FBI agent Trey Smith has spent the last four years married to his work... But when Jessy starts waitressing at the diner where he is working undercover, he falls head over heels for her. Her ex-husband, however, is one of the top suspects in Trey's case, and all Trey wants to do is protect her. He can't lose this once in a lifetime chance at love. Jessy is the soon-to-be ex-wife of a suspected criminal. Trey Smith is an undercover FBI agent. Can their love overcome the odds, or will it all come crashing down under the weight of lies and deception?
Author: Kevin D. Mitnick,William Simon
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
Mitnick führt den Leser in die Denk- und Handlungsweise des Social Engineering ein, beschreibt konkrete Betrugsszenarien und zeigt eindrucksvoll die dramatischen Konsequenzen, die sich daraus ergeben. Dabei nimmt Mitnick sowohl die Perspektive des Angreifers als auch des Opfers ein und erklärt damit sehr eindrucksvoll, wieso die Täuschung so erfolgreich war - und wie man sich effektiv dagegen schützen kann.
Author: Noel L. Allen
North Carolina Unfair Business Practice, 3rd Edition, is the only publication providing comprehensive guidance on the complex world of consumer protection, and unfair and deceptive trade practices in North Carolina. Focusing heavily on North Carolina General Statute 75-1.1, this publication?s importance and prominence has grown steadily through the years, as the area of unfair business practices continues to expand. An essential resource for any attorney advising businesses on appropriate trade practices or representing clients potentially harmed by unfair business practice, North Carolina Unfair Business Practice, 3rd Edition, provides expert analysis of the statute through detailed examination of hundreds of cases interpreting its provisions. Highlights include: • Comprehensive analysis of General Statute 75-1. • Examination of potential liability stemming from consumer fraud or deception in areas such as landlord/tenant relations, insurance, advertising, the purchase of real property and the purchase of consumer products • Remedies for violations of General Statute 75-1.1 • Discussion of a common law claim for unfair competition • Examination of federal antitrust statutes • Sample forms