Bullet City

Author: Joshua Catalano
Publisher: J.M. Catalano
ISBN: 0998817708
Size: 13.51 MB
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Detective Vince Kato. He is the best of the best, despite how unorthodox his methods of law enforcement may be. From his Marty McFly life vest, to his high top sneakers, Sony Walkman and dinosaur of a phone, it is clear this is a man stuck in the 80's. Vince is having a bad week. After another successful case, in which he inadvertently blew up the top half of the bank and its fourth floor parking garage, Vince is suspended from the force, slapped with yet another subpoena and caught in the middle of a shoot out between rival gang members with suits.When the gangs flee, leaving Vince holding the smoking gun, strangely enough, the FBI show up and place the blame on him. Of coarse, his only choice of escape is to take the innocent bystander woman he rescued hostage and clear his name.During this game of cat and mouse between the rival gang members and the FBI, the truth starts to unfold. Vince believes he has been caught in the middle of a war over a new prototype facial recognition sniper rifle code named: The SNIP, whose first target is the Governor of California...Or is there more? Follow Vince as he uncovers what is truly at stake, all while meeting a mini AI robot "borrowed" from the CIA, politicians gone bad, and possibly falling for a know it all hostage he can't stand...

Bullet City

Author: James Dargan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520819412
Size: 11.98 MB
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Bayside City, Bullet City in a word. A place where violence and death are never very far away... The Irish, Italian, Polish and Jewish mobs are all fighting for supreme power in town, but only one can come out on top. With only a few tough and honest cops to keep order, the Police Department - run by a bent Police Commissioner and Mayor - has its work cut out.Bullet City is a hardboiled noir crime fiction epic set in 1930's America.

City On Fire

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780385353786
Size: 17.31 MB
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National Best Seller • Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday “A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power—a novel that attests to its young author’s boundless and unflagging talents.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place. From the Hardcover edition.

Mission Man

Author: B.D. Foley
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781462127016
Size: 10.69 MB
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Retired CIA operative B. D. Foley has a lifetime of experiences—often great ideas gone wrong—that have schooled him in the art of being a better man. Through hilarious anecdotes and intriguing spy talk he reveals his best tips and tricks for becoming the ultimate man. • Discover how to gain self-control and inner grit. • Build up the courage to defend the defenseless. • Learn how you can use CIA tactics to better communicate with women. • Uncover vital survival secrets. Let Mission: Man begin!

The Bullet Meant For Me

Author: Jan Reid
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9781477306345
Size: 12.22 MB
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On April 20, 1998, Jan Reid was shot during a robbery in Mexico City, where he had gone to watch his friend, the boxer Jesus Chavez, fight. In The Bullet Meant for Me, Reid powerfully recounts his ordeal, the long chain of life events that brought him to that fateful attack, and his struggle to regain the ability to walk and to be a full partner in a deeply satisfying marriage. Re-examining the whole trajectory of his life, Reid questions how much the Texan ideal of manhood shaped his identity, including his love for boxing and participation in the sport. He meditates on male friendship as he tells the story of his close relationship with Chavez, whose career and personal travails Reid details with empathy and insight. And he describes his long months in physical therapy, during which he drew on the unwavering love of his wife and daughter, as well as the courage and strength he had learned from boxing, to heal his body and spirit. A moving, intimate portrait of a man, a friendship, and a marriage, The Bullet Meant for Me is Jan Reid's most personal book.

How Paris Became Paris

Author: Joan DeJean
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781620401132
Size: 11.80 MB
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At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But in a mere century Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we know today. Though most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the public works of the nineteenth century, Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first complete design for the French capital was drawn up and implemented. As a result, Paris saw many changes. It became the first city to tear down its fortifications, inviting people in rather than keeping them out. Parisian urban planning showcased new kinds of streets, including the original boulevard, as well as public parks and the earliest sidewalks and bridges without houses. Venues opened for urban entertainment of all kinds, from opera and ballet to a pastime invented in Paris, recreational shopping. Parisians enjoyed the earliest public transportation and street lighting, and Paris became Europe's first great walking city. A century of planned development made Paris both beautiful and exciting. It gave people reasons to be out in public as never before and as nowhere else. And it gave Paris its modern identity as a place that people dreamed of seeing. By 1700, Paris had become the capital that would revolutionize our conception of the city and of urban life.