In a deceptively peaceful county, a murderer hides in plain sight. Fifty-eight minutes into her first day on the job, 23-year-old Sheriff Piper Blackwell is faced with a grisly murder, the victim artfully posed amid decorations on his lawn. Drawing on former military training, Piper must prove herself worthy of the sheriff's badge, and that won't be easy. Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper's opponent in the recent election, doesn't like her and wants her to fail. She doesn't like him either, but she needs Oren to help catch the killer before another victim is discovered. Too late! As Piper leads the manhunt, another crisis hits close to home. Her father, the previous sheriff, is fighting for his life, and she is torn between family and duty. Facing personal and professional threats, Piper has to weather a raging storm, keep the sheriff's department from crumbling around her, and reel in a killer during the most brutal winter sleepy Spencer County, Indiana, has ever experienced. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Wenglowski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084622/bk_acx0_084622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone knew her. A lot of them like her. One of them killed her.Jeanne Clinton was a pretty and well-liked woman, though in her younger days, she'd been known to be a bit wild. But she married an older man and settled down to a quiet, respectable life. Now, she is dead...brutally murdered in her home.Dan Rhodes, the thoughtful, hard-working sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas, has enough to worry about already: a rash of burglaries in town and an election coming up against a hot-shot opponent. Now, he's got to find a killer among the residents of his little town - a wily killer, bound and determined not to be caught.The deeper Rhodes digs into the hearts and minds of his neighbors, the more secrets he turned up and the more violence he encounters. But Rhodes doesn't give up easily. And neither does the killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Abell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184152/bk_acx0_184152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rommy "Squirrel" Gandolph is a Yellow Man, an inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder in Kindle County. His slow progress toward certain execution is nearing completion when Arthur Raven, a corporate lawyer who is Rommy's reluctant court-appointed representative, receives word that another inmate may have new evidence that will exonerate Gandolph. Arthur's opponent in the case is Muriel Wynn, Kindle County's formidable chief deputy prosecuting attorney, who is considering a run for her boss' job. Muriel and Larry Starczek, the original detective on the case, don't want to see Rommy escape a fate they long ago determined he deserved. Further complicating the situation is the fact that Gillian Sullivan, the judge who originally found Rommy guilty, is only recently out of prison herself, having served time for taking bribes. Scott Turow's compelling, multidimensional characters take the listener into Kindle County's parallel yet intersecting worlds of police and small-time crooks, airline executives and sophisticated scammers and lawyers of all stripes. No other writer offers such a profound understanding of what is at stake when the state holds the power to end a man's life.Listen to a conversation with Scott Turow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. R. Horne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000232/bk_rand_000232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1982, and assistant prosecuting attorney Renee Steele works for the Sex Crimes Unit of the Akers County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Sparrow's Crossing, Michigan. In her latest case, Renee prosecutes wealthy businessman Kurt Bochner, who is accused of raping a young woman during a date. Alice Prescott, a cocktail waitress and aspiring model, claims the former local college star quarterback date raped her. The case hits close to home for Renee, who was the victim of date rape 13 years earlier while in law school. She never pressed charges against her assailant, but the crime has affected both her professional and personal life. She is currently dating corporate attorney Lawrence Quinn, but finds herself attracted to Sparrow's Crossing police detective Paul Kelly, an investigator for her current rape case. Renee is thrown for a loop when Paul's separate investigation into an international escort service operation yields unexpected results that lead to a shocking betrayal. In the meantime, she is pitted in court against a formidable opponent, defense attorney Deana Krane, who has never lost a case and is determined to win an acquittal for her client Kurt Bochner. In Fractured Trust, date rape and prostitution are put under the microscope. The results are anything but certain, and there is a stunning climax. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carmen Beaubeaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020513/bk_acx0_020513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bad craziness is snaking through America in the first years of the Obama administration: the wingnuts are on the attack! Whats a wingnut? A wingnut is someone on the far-right or far-left wing of the political spectrum - professional partisans, unhinged activists, and paranoid conspiracy theorists. Barack Obama campaigned as an antidote to the politics of polarization, promising to transcend the old divides of left and right, black and white, red states and blue. But in the first year of his presidency, he is presiding over an eruption of hate and hyper-partisanship that threatens to mock the promise upon which he was elected. Wingnuts is a reported exploration of the outer reaches of American politics, told from the perspectives of a radical centrist who believes that the far right and the far left are equally insane. On the way, we'll meet the Queen of the Birthers, Orly Taitz, and the Orange County pastor who is openly praying for Obama's death. We'll get a look into the life of Obama senate opponent Alan Keyes and the draft-Palin movement, as well as the liberal anti-war Obama protestor Cindy Sheehan and her allies in Code Pink. Wingnuts also looks at people trying to bridge the political divide, like the Afghan war vet who founded Republicans for Obama. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John P. Avlon, Tina Brown (foreword). Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001922/bk_adbl_001922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mundo thought he knew what he wanted, then he met the mate he never knew he needed. Jimmy "Mundo" Aston always found himself deep in the sh*t. Whether it was going at it with rival bikers or cops, he never let his opponent get the better of him. This attitude was why he found himself in jail, eager to get out and back with his Club. Three hots and a cot weren't bad, and at over six feet tall he knew no one would try any funny business. So really it was just getting through the boredom, until he met her. Christie Lockheart didn't believe in love. She didn't believe in chances. She'd lost loves to chance and thought they could go to hell for all she cared. She could at least focus on her work, the one thing that kept her grounded. As a dentist for the County Corrections department she went from jail to jail to treat inmates. Not a glamorous job, but she thought she was beyond glamor at this point. Until she met Mundo Aston, and their brief interaction left her with lots of questions...and the desire to take a chance again. Just as they try to put together a normal life, the evil stalking the Nomads MC strikes again! This full length bear shifter paranormal romance novel has all the action, steam, and true love that only a Fated Mates story can deliver! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098540/bk_acx0_098540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book explores the politics and antagonisms of Irish nationalism in the 20th century from the struggle for independence and the consolidation of statehood, through 30 years of violence to the low intensity peace brokered by 1998 Good Friday Agreement. The book examines the enduring tension within mainstream nationalism between the irredentist rhetoric of nationhood and the practical politics of governing a 26-county state. It traces the challenges posed by those who went beyond the rhetoric, and deployed violence to undo this consensus. With the irruption of the 'Troubles' from 1968 there emerged a stark contrast between nationalisms north and south. Nationalism in Northern Ireland remained quite distinct from its counterpart in the South, the product of conflict within a separate entity. The Peace Proces that closed the turbulent century has not banished the antagonistic dimension of the political, but has put in place durable institutions to defuse violent antagonisms so that the adversary might no longer be seen as an enemy but recognised as a legitimate opponent.
James Speed was an American lawyer, politician and professor.Speed was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, to Judge John Speed and his second wife Lucy Gilmer Fry. He graduated from St. Joseph's College in Bardstown, Kentucky, studied law at Transylvania University and was admitted to the bar at Louisville, in 1833. He joined the Whig Party and became a strong opponent of slavery.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Robert Emory Pattison (8 December 1850 1 August 1904) was the 19th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1883 to 1887 and 1891 to 1895. Born at Quantico in Somerset County, Maryland, Pattison''s family moved to Philadelphia when he was five. He practiced law from 1872 to 1877 and was elected Controller of the city of Philadelphia in 1880. He was the Democratic candidate for governor at the young age of 32, and, with little experience in public office, took the governor''s office back from a succession of Republican administrations. Under the constitution of 1874, Pennsylvania governors, now serving a 4-year term, were prevented from seeking two consecutive terms. Pattison''s opponent in the 1882 election, James Addams Beaver, held the post for a term before Pattison sought the office once again in 1890. During his second term, he ordered state militia to halt the Homestead Strike.