Surviving The Endgame

Author: Alan Moss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 163355600X
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Sequel to INSIDIOUS DECEPTION A Presidential Election Becomes a Deadly Contest Between International Conspirators And Those Seeking Their Destruction Rob Taylor is back in Madison, Wisconsin ready to restart his life. Married to the woman who saved him from an assassin’s bullet, and enrolled in medical school, he has put the past behind. Last year’s drowning death of the exchange student who captured his heart and his perilous quest for revenge by infiltrating the international conspiracy responsible are history. With its leader dead and the New York Times ready to expose the conspiracy’s record of criminal deeds, Rob is confident that married life and a medical career will provide a satisfying future. But his optimism is short lived. Soon, he learns that the series of articles that would put him in the clear was shelved while a new, vicious CEO has assumed leadership of the conspiracy. A chilling knock on their apartment door starts a daring escape from professional killers with capabilities usually reserved for U.S. intelligence services. With the leading presidential candidate under the CEO’s thumb, the conspirators will do anything to propel him into the world’s most powerful office, including the use of a secret drone base and mass killings.

The Survival Guide To Rook Endings

Author: John Emms
Publisher: Gambit
ISBN: 9781904600947
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For all chess-players - from beginners to grandmasters, and whatever their style of play - one thing is certain: rook endings will arise in a great many of their games. Yet it is precisely in this area of the game that many players give away hard-earned points, either through lack of knowledge or inadequate understanding. Previous books on the subject have been extremely technical and theoretical, and therefore of little use to the practical player. This one is different. John Emms provides the essential specific knowledge, and explains the key concepts, that will enable readers to find the right plan in most common types of rook ending. Rook endings are reached in roughly one in five of all chess games. This volume provides everything you need to know to play rook endings successfully. The author is a battle-hardened professional player, himself the veteran of hundreds of rook endings. (5 3/4 x 8 1/4, 160 pages, illustrations)

The End Game

Author: Catherine Coulter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515156302
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Investigating an ecoterrorist group suspected in a series of bombings, FBI agent Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Mike Caine, work with an undercover counter-terrorism agent to stop an assassination plot against the president.

Beating The Global Consolidation Endgame Nine Strategies For Winning In Niches

Author: Fritz Kroeger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071641734
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As industries worldwide move toward consolidation, niche companies need to take advantage of strategies that are forward-thinking and anticipate new trends. Beating the Global Consolidation Endgame identifies nine key strategies that niche companies must master in order to outperform their markets and gain the largest benefits from consolidation. It draws from a landmark study conducted by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney of more than 600,000 small to mid-sized niche companies over a 15-year period. A.T. Kearney thought leaders Dr. Fritz Kroeger, Dr. Andrej Vizjak, and Michael Moriarty reveal nine successful Endgame niche strategies while explaining how these strategies are most viable at certain points during consolidation. In order to time the strategies accurately, all decision makers must know what stage of industry consolidation they're in, along with the implications of each stage. This ensures a company's survival and success against global consolidators. Taking you through the Merger Endgame Theory lifecycle, the authors show you how to develop stable niche strategies by: Determining your industry's Endgame position and expected evolution of consolidation in coming years Identifying industry sectors with comparable models to illuminate strategic success factors for your sector Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of Endgame consolidation winners and losers Spotting potential market splits and new configurations for the value-creation chain Determining the best niche options and the best sequence for executing them These action steps are supported by case studies of leading companies around the world, including BMW, NetJets, Swatch, Ducati, and KPMG--which show how these niche fighters developed competitive advantage, survived market collapses, and delivered superior customer service while increasing their market share.

Endgame

Author: Gabrielle Lord
Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781610671729
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After surviving in the jungle and outwitting his enemy for so long, Cal risks losing his brother and everything he¿s worked toward. Will Cal agree to a criminal mission to save his brother¿s life? Will he be able to stop Damien from unleashing earth-shattering evil?

Star Nomad

Author: Lindsay Buroker
Publisher: Lindsay Buroker
ISBN:
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The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 24.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} But she has a plan. Steal a dilapidated and malfunctioning freighter from a junkyard full of lawless savages. Slightly suicidal, but she believes she can do it. Her plan, however, does not account for the elite cyborg soldier squatting in the freighter, intending to use it for his own purposes. As an imperial soldier, he has no love for Alliance pilots. In fact, he's quite fond of killing them. Alisa has more problems than she can count, but she can't let cyborgs, savages, or ancient malfunctioning ships stand in her way. If she does, she’ll never see her daughter again. Fans of Firefly and Star Wars should enjoy this fun, fast-paced new series from USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker.

The Pawn

Author: Skye Warren
Publisher: Book Beautiful
ISBN: 1940518490
Size: 29.57 MB
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"Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author The price of survival... Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left. There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value. My virginity. A forbidden auction... Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld. Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love. It's the first book in the brand new ENDGAME series. "The Pawn is an emotionally charged roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless. From the start, the edgy and intense story will bring you to the edge of your seat and hold you there." - RT Book Reviews "Edgy, provocative and deeply erotic, The Pawn is one of my top reads of the year! Skye Warren brings you a sensual battle of wills guaranteed to leave you gasping by the end." - Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author "Smart, dark, deeply sensual read with characters I fell in love with from the minute they walked onto the page!" - Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author "Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping." - Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author "Skye Warren's THE PAWN is a triumph of intrigue, angst, and sensual drama. I was clenching everything. Gabriel and Avery sucked me in from the first few paragraphs and never let go." - Annabel Joseph, New York Times bestselling author "With the precision of a high-stakes game of Chess, THE PAWN is dark, sexy, and deliciously calculated. Gabriel is the perfect alpha, leaving you reeling as his dominance, power, and unexpected tenderness creates the ideal mixture.Five glowing stars." - Aleatha Romig, New York Times bestselling author "A stealthy, sensual, twisted game of cat and mouse that sucked me in completely and had me turning the pages faster and faster. Cunning and brilliant." - K.L. Kreig, USA Today bestselling author

Endgame Symphony

Author: MJ Grigsby
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469118807
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At one time, he enjoyed lifethen tragedy forced self-medication and recrimination on him. When deep distress forces Devlin Goode beyond his ability to endure, he makes a desperate choice that initiates a chain of experiences. That choice was made with a curse for Heaven and Hell dripping from his lips. Then, when a profound memory sobers his mind, he is forced to reconsider his intentions. Losing consciousness, Devlin wakes up in, he believes, a correctional mental facility. He finds himself surrounded by dubious characters including presumed mental patients, staff, and two very mysterious and puzzling men named Sheperd and Forge. Those two appear to Devlin at odd times and with odd ramblings seemingly in an attempt to maneuver him to their own ends; ends that are a mystery to him. Although Devlin truly has no idea of what hes become involved with or where hes being led, he knows the stakes are monumental! One inexplicable event after the next forces Devlin to question his own judgment, his senses, and eventually his very sanity! Could the things he is witnessing possibly be real? Consumed with his own suffering, Devlin remains unsure of what is real and who to trust, including himself. Each encounter he has with those around him chips away at his fragile resolve. After being racked in mind, body, and spirit, Devlin Goode is in time brought to an epiphany, possibly proving to be the ultimate answer to his very existence.

Endgame In The Balkans

Author: Elizabeth Pond
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815771614
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Can Europe tame the Balkans? That's the question veteran journalist Elizabeth Pond addresses in this timely and absorbing book. Starting with the wars of the Yugoslav succession, Endgame in the Balkans guides readers through the region's tumultuous recent history and explores both how the lure of European Union (EU) membership has affected the Balkans and how Balkan developments have shaped the EU. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, as well as decades of experience as a foreign correspondent, Pond moves deftly across the region, from Bulgaria to Romania, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Albania, and Serbia and Montenegro. She examines the many hurdles standing between these countries and EU membership—including poverty, corruption, and rabid chauvinism—as well as the hopes and problems that have led Balkan leaders to look to the West. In the process, she paints a vivid picture of the challenges facing the region as it seeks to vault from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Already in its brief history, the European Union has forged a historic reconciliation between France and Germany and helped consolidate democracy in Portugal, Spain, and Greece. But in southeastern Europe, it faces one of its most difficult tasks yet. En dgame in the Balkans reveals the full extent of this challenge, as well as the grounds for hope. Rich in detail and penetrating analysis, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the future both of the region and of Europe as a whole.

The Checker Board

Author: Nedler Palaz
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460213076
Size: 63.32 MB
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By 1883, Dave Smith has matured into the cowboy life without fear of retribution from his father's criminal schemes, but the long reach of Jason de Forest sends bounty hunter outlaws after Dave resulting in a shootout that kills four men. The last great overland cattle-drive of the Checker Board on the old Chisholm Trail into Kansas is confounded by misfortunes. Subsequent confrontations lead deeper into disaster, all maneuvered by an unseen vicious hand at land grabbing that results in a deadly attack. The combined forces of Checker Board hands, Mexicans, and Comanche Indians assault the Checker Board ranch to seize control from brutal squatters. The ensuing massacre brings reprisals against them and brands them renegades. Sam Eagle Feather attempts to bring about a cease-fire between the law and the renegades succeeding only in a lone rescue in order to fight another day.