The Organ Broker

Author: Stu Strumwasser
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628725516
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The Organ Broker. The Organ Broker is the thrilling story of an underground black market organ dealer known as “New York Jack.” For eighteen years Jack has been a “transplant tourism director,” sending wealthy Americans and Europeans in need of kidneys and other organs to third world countries where they would buy them from transplant centers on the take. The death of a client and a newfound relationship lead to a crisis of conscience as he is forced to choose between a two million dollar commission—and participating in a murder. Jack races to South Africa, Brazil, and beyond, just one step ahead of his adversary and the FBI, in search of one small act of redemption. As a disaffected youth in the late eighties, Jack Trayner entered the criminal world, selling coke when he needed money to pay his way through college. Although he later graduated from law school, an opportunity to earn easy money eventually seduced him into the bizarre and illegal black market for organs—a business that some consider horrendous and a small number of others deem to be heroic. The dual nature of this business assuaged Jack’s guilt and allowed him to flourish, yet the death of a client makes what he is doing all too real. The Organ Broker represents Jack’s confession. The international black market sale of organs is very real and operates at this very moment behind closed hospital doors in many cities all around the world. It is a world that most people are only vaguely aware exists, and few of us know much, if anything, about, until now—in the pages of the confession of New York Jack.

The Power Broker

Author: Stephen Frey
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345493788
Size: 22.45 MB
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The Power Broker. Exposing high-level governmental corruption, conspiracy, and murder has garnered plenty of attention for Christian Gillette, the young dynamo chairman of the famous New York private equity firm Everest Capital. Now the reputation he has built taking Everest to the top has been noticed beyond the boardrooms of high finance–by powerful people with potentially devastating agendas. Christian’s own attention is on Las Vegas, where he means to stake out a piece of the action by opening a new casino and launching an NFL franchise. But Sin City didn’t get its nickname for nothing, and the mob soon makes it clear that Christian’s company will have to pay if it wants to play in the nation’s gaming capital. Christian has already taken on corporate pirates and cold-blooded assassins and lived to tell about it, but crossing the underworld could do more than just kill his brilliant career. It could crush his chance to fulfill his late father’s political legacy. Dynamic U.S. senator Jesse Ford is the odds-on favorite to make history as the first black president. And the man he wants beside him in the red-hot race for the White House is Christian Gillette. But Samuel Hewitt, a Texas mogul with billions to burn, has another fate in mind for Christian: to be part of a shadow organization, powered by wealth and bound by dark secrets that has manipulated the course of American history for generations. As the pieces of Hewitt’s plot fall into place, and a twisted chain of intrigue, treachery, blackmail, and death gets tighter and tighter, Christian realizes–maybe too late–that in a grudge match between kingmakers hell-bent on victory at all costs, he may be the last pawn sacrificed. With The Power Broker, bestselling author Stephen Frey unleashes an ever-accelerating thriller that breaks the suspense barrier–and never stops. From the Hardcover edition.

Die Begnadigung

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641110270
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Die Begnadigung. "Grisham ist die oberste Instanz des Thrillers." Neue Zürcher Zeitung Die letzte Amtshandlung des Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten ist die Begnadigung eines berüchtigten Wirtschaftskriminellen. Joel Backman war bis zu seiner Verurteilung einer der skrupellosesten Lobbyisten in Washington. Niemand weiß, dass die umstrittene Entscheidung des Präsidenten erst auf großen Druck der CIA zustande kam. Eine brisante Geschichte aus dem Zentrum der Macht, die nicht vom Weißen Haus, sondern von einem unkontrollierbaren Staat im Staate ausgeht.

The Broker

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407058967
Size: 70.81 MB
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The Broker. Action packed fiction and a page-turner from start to finish. From the no.1 bestselling master thriller writer. In his final hours in the Oval Office the outgoing President grants a full pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. It's a controversial move, but what no one else knows is that the presidential pardon comes as a result of enormous pressure from the CIA. They claim that Backman may have obtained secrets that would compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane; he is given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, once he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive – there's no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is: who will kill him?

The Jewish Novel In The Ancient World

Author: Lawrence M. Wills
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625648030
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The Jewish Novel In The Ancient World. Lawrence M. Wills here traces the literary evolution of popular Jewish narratives written during the period 200 BCE-100 CE. In many ways, these narratives were similar to Greek and Roman novels of the same era, as well as to popular novels of indigenous peoples within the Roman Empire. Yet, as a group, they demonstrated a variety of novelistic innovations: the inclusion of adventurous episodes, passages of description and of dialogue, concern with psychological motivation, and the introduction of female characters. Wills focuses on five novels: Greek Esther, Greek ,Daniel, Judith, Tobit, and Joseph and Aseneth.. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical works, he delineates the techniques and motifs of the Jewish novel, shows how the genre both initiated and distanced itself from nonfictional prose such as historical and philosophical writing, discusses its relation to Greco-Roman romance, and describes the social conditions governing its emergence and reception. Wills also places the novels in historical context, situating them between the Hebrew Bible, on the one hand, and subsequent developments in Jewish and Christian literature on the other. Wills sees the Jewish novel as a popular form of writing that provided amusement for an expanding audience of Jewish entrepreneurs, merchants, and bureaucrats. In an important sense, he maintains, it was a product of the "novelistic impulse": the impulse to transfer oral stories to a written medium to reach a more literate audience.

Father Myron A Novel

Author: Rod Mills
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462866533
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Father Myron A Novel. Myron Zorgerman was raised a good Assemblies of Christ boy. His religious heritage extended three generations there, and Myron’s mom was sure that God wished all churches were Assemblies of Christ. Now in his sixth year of a four-year AC Bible college—not really a stellar student—Myron muddled through in search of that slippery diploma. Lulu and Brownie were unchurched eight—and nine-year-old half-sisters. When their mother, Dolly, enrolled them in a Vacation Bible School at the Lutheran Church, the girls were exposed to scripture for the fi rst time. They eagerly memorized the daily verses to win a Jesus pencil. The girls took the literal approach to biblical hermeneutics. When Jesus said, “I was in prison and ye came unto me,” the girls wandered unnoticed at the local police station, found themselves in a cell block and standing face-to-face with a prisoner—six feet nine, 340 pounds, and bearing a tattoo of Anton LaVey on his right forearm. His name was Beast “Hi, Beast, I’m Lulu!” “Hi, Beast, I’m Brownie!” When Jesus said, “I was a stranger and ye took me in,” the girls invited Beast to live at their apartment when he got out of jail. “And if no one’s home, Beast, Mom keeps a hide-a-key over the door. Just come on in!” Myron’s life and ministry took on a new dimension when he caught the essence of childlike faith and innocence from these two little girls and learned that God hath hid the things of the kingdom from the wise and prudent and hath revealed them unto babes.

Bag Men A Novel

Author: Mark Costello
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393062813
Size: 10.81 MB
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Bag Men A Novel. The authenticity of George V. Higgins and the hipness of Carl Hiassen combine to galvanic effect in this debut police thriller of Boston in the sixties. The authenticity of George V. Higgins and the hipness of Carl Hiassen combine to galvanic effect in this debut police thriller of Boston in the sixties. An urban police thriller and first novel with a differenceliterary smarts and the real inside skinny on big-city politics and crime fighting. New Year's Day, 1965. The body of Father George Sedgewick is discovered on a snow-covered runway of Logan Airport, brutally murdered. No leads. Missing: four thousand hosts, blessed by the Pope, meant to be given out to the faithful at the first English-language mass in America later that year. Assigned to the case: Ray Dunn, rising young assistant district attorney, son of a corrupt cop. In another part of the city, legendary narcotics detective Manny Manning begins a desperate search for the shadowy source of deadly new heroin hitting the streets. This time Manny is determined to reach the top, but his adversary is cunning, brutaland branching out into a strange new drug called "acid". . . These quests for a killer and a dealer will intersect, unleashing the ghosts of the past and unlocking the secrets of Boston's most powerful institutions. Authentic, knowing, bracingly cynical, Bag Men immediately launches John Flood into the first rank of America's crime writers.

Die Bruderschaft

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641110327
Size: 55.87 MB
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Die Bruderschaft. Wenn ein Brief zur Waffe wird Drei verurteilte Richter brüten im Gefängnis über einem genialen Coup. Wenn alles klappt, haben sie für die Zeit nach dem Knast ausgesorgt. Sie sind gerissen und haben die richtigen Kontakte, aber ist ihre Strategie wirklich wasserdicht? Ein raffiniertes Szenario entlang der Säulen der Macht. «Der spannendste Grisham seit "Der Partner" - ein geradezu diebisches Vergnügen.» Entertainment Weekly

Low Down And Dirty

Author: Vickie M. Stringer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451660871
Size: 44.19 MB
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Low Down And Dirty. Relocating to Arizona after punishing her enemies, Red enjoys her successes as a best-selling author but is unable to forget her love for Q, a situation that is further threatened by the vengeful plots of those she has harmed. By the Essence best-selling author of Imagine This. 30,000 first printing.