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Agent Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #1)

By Jack Mars
  • Writer : Jack Mars
  • Isbn : 1640297995
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 573
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“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews In this much-anticipated debut of an epic spy thriller series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, readers are taken on an action thriller across Europe as presumed-CIA operative Kent Steele, hunted by terrorists, by the CIA, and by his own identity, must solve the mystery of who is after him, of the terrorists’ pending target—and of the beautiful woman he keeps seeing in his mind. Kent Steele, 38, a brilliant professor of European History at Columbia University, lives a quiet life in a New York suburb with his two teenage daughters. All that changes when late one night he gets a knock on his door and is abducted by three terrorists—and finds himself flown across the ocean to be interrogated in a basement in Paris. They are convinced that Kent is the most lethal spy the CIA has ever known. He is convinced they have the wrong man. Do they? With a conspiracy around him, adversaries as smart as he is, and an assassin on his tail, the wild game of cat and mouse leads Kent on a perilous road—one that may lead back to Langley—and to a shocking discovery of his own identity. AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #2--TARGET ZERO--is also available! “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary ) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

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Vengeance Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #10)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094371440
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 838
  • Pdf File: vengeance-zero.pdf

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“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews VENGEANCE ZERO is book #10 in the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), a free download with nearly 300 five-star reviews. When a minor terrorist group, looking to make its mark, aims to take out a “soft target” in the United States—one relatively unguarded yet which can be hugely damaging to the U.S.—the race is on for Agent Zero to discover their object and stop them before it’s too late. Yet Zero faces his own battles: when he is targeted for assassination and someone close to him ends up the victim instead, it sends his life into a downspin, and allows him only course of action: vengeance. Will Zero be able to save the target—and himself—before he spirals out of control? VENGEANCE ZERO (Book #10) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #11 (ZERO ZERO) is also available. “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Trapping Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #4)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094310328
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 103
  • Pdf File: trapping-zero.pdf

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“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews In TRAPPING ZERO (Book #4), a terrorist cell in the Mideast gains a new, fanatic leader, one intent on orchestrating what would be the deadliest attack on American soil. Can Agent Zero uncover the plot and stop him in time? Although Agent Zero’s daughters are home safely, the mental anguish from their experience weighs heavy on their small family. Zero, working to be a good father and to repair the damage, decides the time has come to undergo surgery to regain all of his memories. But will it work? In the midst of it all, he is again thrust into the line of duty as a U.S. embassy is destroyed in the Mideast and as an experimental new weapon is uncovered. But without his memories, with some of his own CIA allies intent on his destruction, who can he really trust? TRAPPING ZERO (Book #4) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Chasing Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #9)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094371211
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 100
  • Pdf File: chasing-zero.pdf

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“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews CHASING ZERO is book #9 in the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), a free download with nearly 300 five-star reviews. The Palestinians decide they want to make peace with Israel—and they want the U.S. President to broker the historic treaty on their territory. Agent Zero advises the President against the dangerous trip, but he insists on going. After a series of dramatic and shocking twists, the most dangerous 48 hours of Zero’s life ensue, forcing him into an impossible mission: save the President at all costs. CHASING ZERO (Book #9) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Books #10-#11 are also available! “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: File Zero (#5) and Recall Zero (#6)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094313335
  • Number of Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 658
  • Pdf File: agent-zero-spy-thriller-bundle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A bundle of books #5 (FILE ZERO) and #6 (RECALL ZERO) in Jack Mars’s Agent Zero Spy Thriller series—a bestseller! This bundle offers books five and six in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In FILE ZERO (Book #5), Agent Zero’s memory finally comes flooding back—and with it, shocking revelations about the CIA’s secret plot to spark a war and to take his life. Disavowed and on the run, can he stop them in time? When an incident in the Strait of Hormuz threatens to mushroom into an all-out war, Agent Zero’s memory comes rushing back, and with it, a chance to uncover the plot that caused his memory loss to begin with. Discredited, with few friends left, Zero is on his own as he tries to stop the CIA while also saving his targeted family. Yet as he digs deeper, another, more nefarious, plot comes to surface, one which will require him to trust no one, and to risk it all to save the country he loves. In RECALL ZERO (Book #6), the President’s translator is the only one privy to a secret conversation that can change the world. She is targeted for assassination and hunted down, and Agent Zero, called back into the line of duty, may just be the only one who can save her. Agent Zero, trying to get his life back in order and to win back the trust of his girls, vows not to return to service. But when he is needed to save the life of this defenseless translator, he can’t say no. Yet the translator, he realizes, is as intriguing as the secrets she keeps, and Zero, on the run with her, just might be falling for her. What secret is she keeping? Why are the most powerful organizations in the world trying to kill her for it? And will Zero be able to save her in time? AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller series that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #7 in the series, ASSASSIN ZERO is also available for pre-order!

File Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #5)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094310336
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 714
  • Pdf File: file-zero.pdf

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“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews In FILE ZERO (Book #5), Agent Zero’s memory finally comes flooding back—and with it, shocking revelations about the CIA’s secret plot to spark a war and to take his life. Disavowed and on the run, can he stop them in time? When an incident in the Strait of Hormuz threatens to mushroom into an all-out war, Agent Zero’s memory comes rushing back, and with it, a chance to uncover the plot that caused his memory loss to begin with. Discredited, with few friends left, Zero is on his own as he tries to stop the CIA while also saving his targeted family. Yet as he digs deeper, another, more nefarious, plot comes to surface, one which will require him to trust no one, and to risk it all to save the country he loves. FILE ZERO (Book #5) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #6 in the AGENT ZERO series is now also available. “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Assassin Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #7)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094303704
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 357
  • Pdf File: assassin-zero.pdf

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“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews When a mysterious ultrasonic weapon attack may be the preamble to something greater, Agent Zero sets off on a global manhunt to stop the ultimate devastation before it is too late. Agent Zero, trying to come up for air on the heels of the President’s impeachment and Sarah’s close brush with danger, wants to retire from the service and try to get his family back together. But fate has other choices for him. With the safety of the world at stake, Zero knows he must follow the call to duty. Yet his memories are shifting, and with it, new secrets are flooding back. Tormented, at his low point, Agent Zero may be able to save the world—but he may not be able to escape from himself. ASSASSIN ZERO (Book #7) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #8--DECOY ZERO--is also now available! “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Trapping Zero (#4), File Zero (#5), and Recall Zero (#6)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094373028
  • Number of Pages : 750
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 708
  • Pdf File: agent-zero-spy-thriller-bundle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A bundle of books #4 (TRAPPING ZERO), #5 (FILE ZERO), and #6 (RECALL ZERO) in Jack Mars’s Agent Zero Spy Thriller series—a bestseller! This bundle offers books four, five and six in one convenient file, with over 250,000 words of reading. In TRAPPING ZERO, a terrorist cell in the Mideast gains a new, fanatic leader, one intent on orchestrating what would be the deadliest attack on American soil. Can Agent Zero uncover the plot and stop him in time? Although Agent Zero’s daughters are home safely, the mental anguish from their experience weighs heavy on their small family. Zero, working to be a good father and to repair the damage, decides the time has come to undergo surgery to regain all of his memories. But will it work? In the midst of it all, he is again thrust into the line of duty as a U.S. embassy is destroyed in the Mideast and as an experimental new weapon is uncovered. But without his memories, with some of his own CIA allies intent on his destruction, who can he really trust? In FILE ZERO, Agent Zero’s memory finally comes flooding back—and with it, shocking revelations about the CIA’s secret plot to spark a war and to take his life. Disavowed and on the run, can he stop them in time? When an incident in the Strait of Hormuz threatens to mushroom into an all-out war, Agent Zero’s memory comes rushing back, and with it, a chance to uncover the plot that caused his memory loss to begin with. Discredited, with few friends left, Zero is on his own as he tries to stop the CIA while also saving his targeted family. Yet as he digs deeper, another, more nefarious, plot comes to surface, one which will require him to trust no one, and to risk it all to save the country he loves. In RECALL ZERO, the President’s translator is the only one privy to a secret conversation that can change the world. She is targeted for assassination and hunted down, and Agent Zero, called back into the line of duty, may just be the only one who can save her. Agent Zero, trying to get his life back in order and to win back the trust of his girls, vows not to return to service. But when he is needed to save the life of this defenseless translator, he can’t say no. Yet the translator, he realizes, is as intriguing as the secrets she keeps, and Zero, on the run with her, just might be falling for her. What secret is she keeping? Why are the most powerful organizations in the world trying to kill her for it? And will Zero be able to save her in time? Books #7-#12 are also now available!

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Agent Zero (#1), Target Zero (#2), and Hunting Zero (#3

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094311103
  • Number of Pages : 900
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 318
  • Pdf File: agent-zero-spy-thriller-bundle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A bundle of books #1 (AGENT ZERO), #2 (TARGET ZERO), and #3 (HUNTING ZERO) in Jack Mars’s Agent Zero Spy Thriller series—a bestseller! This bundle offers books one, two and three in one convenient file, with over 250,000 words of reading. In AGENT ZERO, Kent Steele, 38, a brilliant professor of European History at Columbia University, lives a quiet life in a New York suburb with his two teenage daughters. All that changes when late one night he gets a knock on his door and is abducted by three terrorists—and finds himself flown across the ocean to be interrogated in a basement in Paris. They are convinced that Kent is the most lethal spy the CIA has ever known. He is convinced they have the wrong man. Do they? With a conspiracy around him, adversaries as smart as he is, and an assassin on his tail, the wild game of cat and mouse leads Kent on a perilous road—one that may lead back to Langley—and to a shocking discovery of his own identity. In TARGET ZERO, life returns only fleetingly back to normal for Kent before he finds himself summoned by the CIA to hunt down terrorists and stop another international crisis—this one even more potentially devastating than the last. Yet with an assassin hunting him down, a conspiracy within, moles all around him and with a lover he can barely trust, Kent is setup to fail. His memory is quickly returning, though, and with it, flashes into the secrets of who he was, what he’d discovered, and why they are after him. His own identity, he realizes, may be the most perilous secret of all. In HUNTING ZERO, Kent, ordered by the CIA to stand down, refuses. Without the backing of the agency, with moles and assassins on all sides, with a lover he can barely trust, and being targeted himself, Agent Zero must fight multiple foes to get his girls back. Up against the most deadly trafficking ring in Europe, with political connections reaching all the way to the top, it is an unlikely battle—one man against an army—and one that only Agent Zero can wage. AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller series that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #4 in the series, TRAPPING ZERO is also available!

Decoy Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #8)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094312916
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 611
  • Pdf File: decoy-zero.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews DECOY ZERO is book #8 in the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), a free download with nearly 200 five-star reviews. A new, high-tech railgun is invented, with a capability of firing an indefensible missile, seven times the speed of sound—and the fate of America is at risk. Who or what is the target? And who will be behind its launch? In a mad race against time, Agent Zero must use all of his skills to track down the source of this unstoppable weapon and figure out its destination before it is too late. Yet at the same time, Zero learns of a shocking new development in his mental condition, one that might sideline him for good. Can he save the world—and can he save himself? DECOY ZERO (Book #8) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Chasing Zero (#9) and Vengeance Zero (#10)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094373036
  • Number of Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 978
  • Pdf File: agent-zero-spy-thriller-bundle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A bundle of books #9 (CHASING ZERO) and #10 (VENGEANCE ZERO) in Jack Mars’s Agent Zero Spy Thriller series—a bestseller! This bundle offers books nine and ten in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In CHASING ZERO (Book #9), the Palestinians decide they want to make peace with Israel—and they want the U.S. President to broker the historic treaty on their territory. Agent Zero advises the President against the dangerous trip, but he insists on going. After a series of dramatic and shocking twists, the most dangerous 48 hours of Zero’s life ensue, forcing him into an impossible mission: save the President at all costs. In VENGEANCE ZERO (Book #10), when a minor terrorist group, looking to make its mark, aims to take out a “soft target” in the United States—one relatively unguarded yet which can be hugely damaging to the U.S.—the race is on for Agent Zero to discover their object and stop them before it’s too late. Yet Zero faces his own battles: when he is targeted for assassination and someone close to him ends up the victim instead, it sends his life into a downspin, and allows him only course of action: vengeance. Will Zero be able to save the target—and himself—before he spirals out of control? Books #11 and #12 are also available!

Agent_Zero

By Joshua M. Epstein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn Code : 1400848253
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 702
  • Pdf File: agent-zero.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Final Volume of the Groundbreaking Trilogy on Agent-Based Modeling In this pioneering synthesis, Joshua Epstein introduces a new theoretical entity: Agent_Zero. This software individual, or "agent," is endowed with distinct emotional/affective, cognitive/deliberative, and social modules. Grounded in contemporary neuroscience, these internal components interact to generate observed, often far-from-rational, individual behavior. When multiple agents of this new type move and interact spatially, they collectively generate an astonishing range of dynamics spanning the fields of social conflict, psychology, public health, law, network science, and economics. Epstein weaves a computational tapestry with threads from Plato, Hume, Darwin, Pavlov, Smith, Tolstoy, Marx, James, and Dostoevsky, among others. This transformative synthesis of social philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and agent-based modeling will fascinate scholars and students of every stripe. Epstein's computer programs are provided in the book or on its Princeton University Press website, along with movies of his "computational parables.? Agent_Zero is a signal departure in what it includes (e.g., a new synthesis of neurally grounded internal modules), what it eschews (e.g., standard behavioral imitation), the phenomena it generates (from genocide to financial panic), and the modeling arsenal it offers the scientific community. For generative social science, Agent_Zero presents a groundbreaking vision and the tools to realize it.

Hunting Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #3)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1640298010
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 295
  • Pdf File: hunting-zero.pdf

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“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews In HUNTING ZERO (Book #3), when CIA operative Agent Zero finds out his two teenage girls have been kidnapped and are bound for a trafficking ring in Eastern Europe, he embarks on a high-octane chase across Europe, leaving a trail of devastation is his wake as he breaks all rules, risks his own life, and does everything he can to get his daughters back. Kent, ordered by the CIA to stand down, refuses. Without the backing of the agency, with moles and assassins on all sides, with a lover he can barely trust, and being targeted himself, Agent Zero must fight multiple foes to get his girls back. Up against the most deadly trafficking ring in Europe, with political connections reaching all the way to the top, it is an unlikely battle—one man against an army—and one that only Agent Zero can wage. And yet, his own identity, he realizes, may be the most perilous secret of all. HUNTING ZERO (Book #3) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Agent Zero

By Lilith Saintcrow
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn Code : 1460387953
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 413
  • Pdf File: agent-zero.pdf

Book Excerpt:

An agent risks everything for a love he shouldn't feel in New York Times bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow's thrilling new romance! After barely surviving an IED, former US Army soldier Reese was whisked away by a shadowy agency and genetically enhanced. Now a "Super Agent"—smarter, faster, stronger, deadly—Reese executes his missions with precision. But when he's inexplicably drawn to a down-on-her-luck waitress, Reese learns he's not the emotionless man he once thought. One minute, Holly Candless is getting fifty-buck tips from her favorite hunky customer. The next, she's kidnapped, injected with something and rescued by Reese. Suddenly, they're on the run from the very government agency that wants Reese reprogrammed—and Holly dead. Keeping Holly alive is not only Reese's primary mission—it's his sole chance at love…and survival.

Target Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #2)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1640298002
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 447
  • Pdf File: target-zero.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) In this follow up to book #1 (AGENT ZERO) in the Agent Zero spy series, TARGET ZERO (Book #2) takes us on another wild, action-packed ride across Europe as elite CIA agent Kent Steele is summoned to stop a biological weapon before it devastates the world—all while grappling with his own memory loss. Life returns only fleetingly back to normal for Kent before he finds himself summoned by the CIA to hunt down terrorists and stop another international crisis—this one even more potentially devastating than the last. Yet with an assassin hunting him down, a conspiracy within, moles all around him and with a lover he can barely trust, Kent is setup to fail. His memory is quickly returning, though, and with it, flashes into the secrets of who he was, what he’d discovered, and why they are after him. His own identity, he realizes, may be the most perilous secret of all. TARGET ZERO is an espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Zero Fail

By Carol Leonnig
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 0399589023
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 430
  • Pdf File: zero-fail.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work—the determinative work—in this field. . . . Terrifying.”—Rachel Maddow The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6—by the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of A Very Stable Genius and I Alone Can Fix It Carol Leonnig has been reporting on the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the secrets, scandals, and shortcomings that plague the agency today—from a toxic work culture to dangerously outdated equipment to the deep resentment within the ranks at key agency leaders, who put protecting the agency’s once-hallowed image before fixing its flaws. But the Secret Service wasn’t always so troubled. The Secret Service was born in 1865, in the wake of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but its story begins in earnest in 1963, with the death of John F. Kennedy. Shocked into reform by its failure to protect the president on that fateful day in Dallas, this once-sleepy agency was radically transformed into an elite, highly trained unit that would redeem itself several times, most famously in 1981 by thwarting an assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan. But this reputation for courage and excellence would not last forever. By Barack Obama’s presidency, the once-proud Secret Service was running on fumes and beset by mistakes and alarming lapses in judgment: break-ins at the White House, an armed gunman firing into the windows of the residence while confused agents stood by, and a massive prostitution scandal among agents in Cartagena, to name just a few. With Donald Trump’s arrival, a series of promised reforms were cast aside, as a president disdainful of public service instead abused the Secret Service to rack up political and personal gains. To explore these problems in the ranks, Leonnig interviewed dozens of current and former agents, government officials, and whistleblowers who put their jobs on the line to speak out about a hobbled agency that’s in desperate need of reform. “I will be forever grateful to them for risking their careers,” she writes, “not because they wanted to share tantalizing gossip about presidents and their families, but because they know that the Service is broken and needs fixing. By telling their story, they hope to revive the Service they love.”

Zero Trust Networks

By Evan Gilman,Doug Barth
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Isbn Code : 1491962143
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Category : Computers
  • Reviews : 937
  • Pdf File: zero-trust-networks.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The perimeter defenses guarding your network perhaps are not as secure as you think. Hosts behind the firewall have no defenses of their own, so when a host in the "trusted" zone is breached, access to your data center is not far behind. That’s an all-too-familiar scenario today. With this practical book, you’ll learn the principles behind zero trust architecture, along with details necessary to implement it. The Zero Trust Model treats all hosts as if they’re internet-facing, and considers the entire network to be compromised and hostile. By taking this approach, you’ll focus on building strong authentication, authorization, and encryption throughout, while providing compartmentalized access and better operational agility. Understand how perimeter-based defenses have evolved to become the broken model we use today Explore two case studies of zero trust in production networks on the client side (Google) and on the server side (PagerDuty) Get example configuration for open source tools that you can use to build a zero trust network Learn how to migrate from a perimeter-based network to a zero trust network in production

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Recall Zero (#6) and Assassin Zero (#7)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Morgan Rice
  • Isbn Code : 1094371831
  • Number of Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 904
  • Pdf File: agent-zero-spy-thriller-bundle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A bundle of books #6 (RECALL ZERO) and #7 (ASSASSIN ZERO) in Jack Mars’s Agent Zero Spy Thriller series—a bestseller! This bundle offers books six and seven in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In RECALL ZERO (Book #6), the President’s translator is the only one privy to a secret conversation that can change the world. She is targeted for assassination and hunted down, and Agent Zero, called back into the line of duty, may just be the only one who can save her. Agent Zero, trying to get his life back in order and to win back the trust of his girls, vows not to return to service. But when he is needed to save the life of this defenseless translator, he can’t say no. Yet the translator, he realizes, is as intriguing as the secrets she keeps, and Zero, on the run with her, just might be falling for her. What secret is she keeping? Why are the most powerful organizations in the world trying to kill her for it? And will Zero be able to save her in time? In ASSASSIN ZERO (Book #7) when a mysterious ultrasonic weapon attack may be the preamble to something greater, Agent Zero sets off on a global manhunt to stop the ultimate devastation before it is too late. Agent Zero, trying to come up for air on the heels of the President’s impeachment and Sarah’s close brush with danger, wants to retire from the service and try to get his family back together. But fate has other choices for him. With the safety of the world at stake, Zero knows he must follow the call to duty. Yet his memories are shifting, and with it, new secrets are flooding back. Tormented, at his low point, Agent Zero may be able to save the world—but he may not be able to escape from himself. Book #8 in the series, DECOY ZERO is also now available!

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Agent Zero (#1) and Target Zero (#2)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 109431109X
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 215
  • Pdf File: agent-zero-spy-thriller-bundle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A bundle of books #1 (AGENT ZERO) and #2 (TARGET ZERO) in Jack Mars’s Agent Zero Spy Thriller series—a bestseller! This bundle offers books one and two in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In AGENT ZERO, Kent Steele, 38, a brilliant professor of European History at Columbia University, lives a quiet life in a New York suburb with his two teenage daughters. All that changes when late one night he gets a knock on his door and is abducted by three terrorists—and finds himself flown across the ocean to be interrogated in a basement in Paris. They are convinced that Kent is the most lethal spy the CIA has ever known. He is convinced they have the wrong man. Do they? With a conspiracy around him, adversaries as smart as he is, and an assassin on his tail, the wild game of cat and mouse leads Kent on a perilous road—one that may lead back to Langley—and to a shocking discovery of his own identity. In TARGET ZERO, life returns only fleetingly back to normal for Kent before he finds himself summoned by the CIA to hunt down terrorists and stop another international crisis—this one even more potentially devastating than the last. Yet with an assassin hunting him down, a conspiracy within, moles all around him and with a lover he can barely trust, Kent is setup to fail. His memory is quickly returning, though, and with it, flashes into the secrets of who he was, what he’d discovered, and why they are after him. His own identity, he realizes, may be the most perilous secret of all. AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller series that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #3 in the series, HUNTING ZERO is also available!

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Hunting Zero (#3) and Trapping Zero (#4)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1094311294
  • Number of Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 680
  • Pdf File: agent-zero-spy-thriller-bundle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A bundle of books #3 (HUNTING ZERO) and #4 (TRAPPING ZERO) in Jack Mars’s Agent Zero Spy Thriller series—a bestseller! This bundle offers books three and four in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In HUNTING ZERO (Book #3), Kent, ordered by the CIA to stand down, refuses. Without the backing of the agency, with moles and assassins on all sides, with a lover he can barely trust, and being targeted himself, Agent Zero must fight multiple foes to get his girls back. Up against the most deadly trafficking ring in Europe, with political connections reaching all the way to the top, it is an unlikely battle—one man against an army—and one that only Agent Zero can wage. In TRAPPING ZERO (Book #4), although Agent Zero’s daughters are home safely, the mental anguish from their experience weighs heavy on their small family. Zero, working to be a good father and to repair the damage, decides the time has come to undergo surgery to regain all of his memories. But will it work? In the midst of it all, he is again thrust into the line of duty as a U.S. embassy is destroyed in the Mideast and as an experimental new weapon is uncovered. But without his memories, with some of his own CIA allies intent on his destruction, who can he really trust? AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller series that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #5 in the series, FILE ZERO is also available!

Crisis Zero

By Chris Rylander
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062327496
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 366
  • Pdf File: crisis-zero.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From Chris Rylander, author of the breakout hit Fourth Stall saga, comes the third book in the Codename Conspiracy series—an incredibly funny and clever mash-up of middle grade school story and spy adventure, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman. There is a computer program so unspeakably powerful that its mere existence is unknown to all but the most senior government agents. This computer program is capable of controlling every aspect of communication, transportation, and defense on the planet. This computer program must never fall into the wrong hands or civilization as we know it will be utterly destroyed. This computer program is in North Dakota. Carson Fender, aka the retired Prank Master, aka Agent Zero, aka the all-in-one World's Greatest Hero and World's Greatest Screwup, must protect this program, codenamed Exodus. He is paired once again with his best friend, Danielle, aka Agent Atlas. Together, they must expose an enemy agent working from inside their school—an enemy agent with the mandate to stop at nothing to help secure Exodus. Can Zero and Atlas foil this enemy before it is too late? Carson's final mission will test his loyalty, smarts, and courage as never before.

Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thriller—Book #1)

By Jack Mars
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jack Mars
  • Isbn Code : 1632914638
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 936
  • Pdf File: any-means-necessary.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.” --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary) When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours. A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world’s most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined—leading all the way to the President of the United States. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them—using any means necessary. Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax. A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, ANY MEANS NECESSARY marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #2 in the Luke Stone series is also now available!

Trust Agents

By Chris Brogan,Julien Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn Code : 111966599X
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 952
  • Pdf File: trust-agents.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents helps companies get back on track in their efforts to build reputation, attention, and trust In the years since authors Chris Brogan and Julien Smith first released their groundbreaking book Trust Agents, social media channels have become inundated by questionable, low-quality content. As a result, many businesses have suffered from damaged reputations and poorly performing social media initiatives. The power of social media is as strong as ever, yet businesses are struggling when trying to re-capture the trust and attention of their audience. This special 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents helps companies of all kinds regain their reputation and re-establish the attention and trust of the marketplace. Celebrating a decade in print, this New York Times bestseller has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the new business realities of social networks and the latest digital technologies. All-new content and supplemental materials show business leaders how to attract the right kind of attention, communicate directly to specific groups, and leverage human innovation and originality in this age of Artificial Intelligence and automation. From using the latest social apps and platforms to build trusted networks of influence, to implementing laser-focused marketing strategies to cut through the digital clutter, critical information is supported by real-world examples and case studies, advanced theory, and practical, actionable guidance. This must-have guide: Provides expert advice on creating and growing brand influence Features specific strategies for small businesses, nonprofits, the hospitality industry, corporations, and more Discusses the six main tenets of trust agents and their use Explores online tools that foster better relationships, increased sales, and greater profits Explains the relationship between trust, social capital, and media The 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust is a valuable source of knowledge for any organization operating in the Digital Age.

The Zero-Cost Mission/The Wily Agent

By Amar Bhushan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 9352779045
  • Number of Pages : 204
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 253
  • Pdf File: the-zero-cost-mission-the-wily-agent.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In The Zero-Cost Mission, India's relations with Bangladesh are undermined by the activities of the Jamaat-e-Islami, whose camps and facilities are being used to help Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, which sends its agents to carry out acts of terror in India. Vijay Shukla, in charge of Bangladesh operations at India's external intelligence agency, has a plan - a daring one, and one that requires utmost secrecy, lest word gets out that India is interfering in Bangladesh's internal affairs. Only a certain type of operative can be entrusted with its execution. One with remarkable operational abilities, a taste for challenges and a certain disregard for authority. Vijay Shukla assigns Sujal Rath to orchestrate the destruction of several Jamaat facilities deep within Bangladesh, pulling off a mission that not only seems impossible but which runs the risk of being derailed by the agency itself.Soon to be a major motion picture by Vishal Bhardwaj, this double-bill of pacey thrillers highlighting the exploits of India's intelligence agency will have your pulse racing.The Wily Agent details the pitfalls of gathering intelligence in a foreign country, a delicate and complex business. A good source, however, can make the risks worthwhile. So, when Jeevnathan, head of the Dhaka unit of India's external intelligence agency, is introduced to 'Rehman', he decides to test him to determine if he has the potential to become a valuable long-term asset. As an employee of the Bangladesh Foreign Office, Rehman is well placed to gather sensitive information that would be of great interest to India. Rehman proves to be a hard nut to crack, taking his handlers on a rollercoaster ride through the murky world of intelligence gathering, keeping them on edge, testing their operational skill and nerves as they all play the high-stakes game of espionage.Soon to be a major motion picture by Vishal Bhardwaj, this double-bill of pacey thrillers highlighting the exploits of India's intelligence agency will have your pulse racing.

Trust Agents

By Chris Brogan,Julien Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn Code : 111966599X
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 190
  • Pdf File: trust-agents.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents helps companies get back on track in their efforts to build reputation, attention, and trust In the years since authors Chris Brogan and Julien Smith first released their groundbreaking book Trust Agents, social media channels have become inundated by questionable, low-quality content. As a result, many businesses have suffered from damaged reputations and poorly performing social media initiatives. The power of social media is as strong as ever, yet businesses are struggling when trying to re-capture the trust and attention of their audience. This special 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents helps companies of all kinds regain their reputation and re-establish the attention and trust of the marketplace. Celebrating a decade in print, this New York Times bestseller has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the new business realities of social networks and the latest digital technologies. All-new content and supplemental materials show business leaders how to attract the right kind of attention, communicate directly to specific groups, and leverage human innovation and originality in this age of Artificial Intelligence and automation. From using the latest social apps and platforms to build trusted networks of influence, to implementing laser-focused marketing strategies to cut through the digital clutter, critical information is supported by real-world examples and case studies, advanced theory, and practical, actionable guidance. This must-have guide: Provides expert advice on creating and growing brand influence Features specific strategies for small businesses, nonprofits, the hospitality industry, corporations, and more Discusses the six main tenets of trust agents and their use Explores online tools that foster better relationships, increased sales, and greater profits Explains the relationship between trust, social capital, and media The 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust is a valuable source of knowledge for any organization operating in the Digital Age.

Network Theory and Agent-Based Modeling in Economics and Finance

By Anindya S. Chakrabarti,Lukáš Pichl,Taisei Kaizoji
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn Code : 9811383197
  • Number of Pages : 458
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 269
  • Pdf File: network-theory-and-agent-based-modeling-in-economics-and-finance.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This book presents the latest findings on network theory and agent-based modeling of economic and financial phenomena. In this context, the economy is depicted as a complex system consisting of heterogeneous agents that interact through evolving networks; the aggregate behavior of the economy arises out of billions of small-scale interactions that take place via countless economic agents. The book focuses on analytical modeling, and on the econometric and statistical analysis of the properties emerging from microscopic interactions. In particular, it highlights the latest empirical and theoretical advances, helping readers understand economic and financial networks, as well as new work on modeling behavior using rich, agent-based frameworks. Innovatively, the book combines observational and theoretical insights in the form of networks and agent-based models, both of which have proved to be extremely valuable in understanding non-linear and evolving complex systems. Given its scope, the book will capture the interest of graduate students and researchers from various disciplines (e.g. economics, computer science, physics, and applied mathematics) whose work involves the domain of complexity theory.

Advances in Visual Computing

By George Bebis,Richard Boyle,Bahram Parvin,Darko Koracin,Fatih Porikli,Sandra Skaff,Alireza Entezari,Jianyuan Min,Daisuke Iwai,Amela Sadagic,Carlos Scheidegger,Tobias Isenberg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 3319508350
  • Number of Pages : 873
  • Category : Computers
  • Reviews : 767
  • Pdf File: advances-in-visual-computing.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The two volume set LNCS 10072 and LNCS 10073 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2016, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in December 2016. The 102 revised full papers and 34 poster papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 220 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections: Part I (LNCS 10072) comprises computational bioimaging; computer graphics; motion and tracking; segmentation; pattern recognition; visualization; 3D mapping; modeling and surface reconstruction; advancing autonomy for aerial robotics; medical imaging; virtual reality; computer vision as a service; visual perception and robotic systems; and biometrics. Part II (LNCS 9475): applications; visual surveillance; computer graphics; and virtual reality.

Cold Zero

By Christopher Whitcomb
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 044655121X
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 304
  • Pdf File: cold-zero.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Only 200 people have ever been in Christopher Whitcomb's elite branch of the F.B.I. The Hostage Rescue Team is its most highly trained and specialized squadron -- equivalent to the Navy's Seals and the Army's Delta Force -- charged with terrorist capture, hostage situations, and other large-scale emergencies in the U.S. and around the world. Whitcomb is the first HRT member ever to write about his experience. With breathtaking immediacy, Whitcomb describes the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the unbreakable camaraderie of the HRT. In short order, after joining HRT in 1991, Whitcomb was sent on missions to Ruby Ridge and Waco, and his frank assessment of those missions is must reading for anyone interested in modern law enforcement. Only rarely does a writer this accomplished have a life this dramatic. Cold Zero is a book of rare action and emotion, and one that introduces a remarkable new writer to the world.

Codename Zero

By Chris Rylander
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0062120107
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 124
  • Pdf File: codename-zero.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From Chris Rylander, author of the breakout hit Fourth Stall saga, comes an incredibly funny and clever mash-up of middle grade school story and spy adventure. There are places in the world where heroes are born. There are places where brave men and women fight a never-ending battle against evil in order to keep our country and all other countries safe. There are places where the fate of our planet is being decided, even at this very moment, the consequences of which will echo through history. None of these places is in North Dakota. Carson Fender, seventh grader and notorious prankster, knows this. He's lived in North Dakota for his entire life, going to the same boring school every day, the same boring movie theater every week, the same boring state fair every year. Nothing ever changes, and nothing ever happens. That is, until today. Because today a desperate man hands him a package with a dire set of instructions. And that package is going to lead Carson to discover that there's a secret government agency operating in his small, quiet North Dakota hometown. And that this agency needs his help.

Countdown Zero

By Chris Rylander
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0062120131
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 886
  • Pdf File: countdown-zero.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From Chris Rylander, author of the breakout hit the Fourth Stall saga, comes the second book in the Codename Conspiracy series, a funny and clever mash-up of middle grade school story and spy adventure. Ever since Carson Fender was let go by the secret agency that had enlisted his services to help foil a nefarious plot perpetrated by one of their former agents, he's been back to hanging with his friends, pulling pranks, and not having to lie to everyone about how he's spending his days. And that's for the best, isn't it? Of course, this was all before a note showed up in his school lunch, informing him that Agent Nineteen had three days left to live, and that there might still be someone inside the Agency working against them. Carson has always been able to rely on his friends—but what happens when there's no one left to trust?

Generative Social Science

By Joshua M. Epstein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn Code : 1400842875
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 661
  • Pdf File: generative-social-science.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Agent-based computational modeling is changing the face of social science. In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally new standard of explanation, in which one "grows" the phenomenon of interest in an artificial society of interacting agents: heterogeneous, boundedly rational actors, represented as mathematical or software objects. After elaborating this notion of generative explanation in a pair of overarching foundational chapters, Epstein illustrates it with examples chosen from such far-flung fields as archaeology, civil conflict, the evolution of norms, epidemiology, retirement economics, spatial games, and organizational adaptation. In elegant chapter preludes, he explains how these widely diverse modeling studies support his sweeping case for generative explanation. This book represents a powerful consolidation of Epstein's interdisciplinary research activities in the decade since the publication of his and Robert Axtell's landmark volume, Growing Artificial Societies. Beautifully illustrated, Generative Social Science includes a CD that contains animated movies of core model runs, and programs allowing users to easily change assumptions and explore models, making it an invaluable text for courses in modeling at all levels.

Weapon X

By Frank Tieri
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn Code : 1302488880
  • Number of Pages : 120
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 309
  • Pdf File: weapon-x.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Weapon X is back! The War of the Programs is over; now, Director Malcolm Colcord is ready to take his plans to the next level! It's the Weapon X you love - only now, all bets are off. Witness the beginning of the end of Frank Tieri's Weapon X saga! Starring Agent Zero, Fantomex, Sublime, Chamber and of course, Wolverine! Collects Weapon X: Days of Future Now #1-5.