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The Hot Kid

By Elmore Leonard
  • Writer : Elmore Leonard
  • Isbn : 006182786X
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 973
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-hot-kid.pdf

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The undisputed master of the crime novel strikes again with this powerfully entertaining story, set in 1920s Oklahoma, that introduces one of the toughest lawmen ever to come out of the west. . . . Carlos Webster was 15 the day he witnessed his first murder—but it wouldn’t be his last. It was also his first introduction to the notorious gunman, Emmet Long. By the time Carlos is 20, he’s being sworn in as a deputy United States marshal and now goes by the name Carl. As for Emmet, he’s robbing banks with his new partner, the no-good son of an oil millionaire. Carl Webster and Emmet Long may be on opposite sides of the law but their long-time game of cat and mouse will turn them both into two of the most famous names in crime and punishment.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061827231
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 229
  • Pdf File: stick.pdf

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“An excellent read….Concrete evidence of a master crime writer still at the top of his game.” —Russel D. McLean, author of The Good Son “The reigning King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times), Elmore Leonard first introduced quick-triggered legendary lawman Carl Webster in the New York Times bestseller, The Hot Kid, and brought him back for an encore Up in Honey’s Room. In Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories, the loose cannon U.S. marshal struts his stuff once more in three electrifying new tales. Comfort to the Enemy is more indisputable proof that Elmore Leonard is indeed, as Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island) puts it, “The greatest crime writer who ever lived.”

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Inspired by the real-life rainbow-colored Mandarin Duck who appeared in New York’s Central Park in 2018, this modern fable by Bette Midler celebrates the connections people make with each other and the world around them. How do you get people to appreciate what is right in front of them? In The Tale of the Mandarin Duck, it takes a mysterious, beautiful duck and a clear-eyed kid to point out the obvious! Bette Midler’s distinctive voice joins striking photos of the real duck by Michiko Kakutani and charming black-and-white drawings by Joana Avillez. This book will have readers of all ages coming back to visit the fantastical interpretation of New York City and its odd ducks—both feathered and human. An afterword by Ms. Kakutani adds details to the facts behind this one-of-a-kind story of the Mandarin Duck.

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  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: elmore-leonard-raylan-givens-3-book-collection.pdf

Book Excerpt:

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn Code : 1460323688
  • Number of Pages : 304
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  • Pdf File: white-hot-kiss.pdf

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  • Number of Pages : 272
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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061793590
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 701
  • Pdf File: the-big-bounce.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!” —New York Times Book Review When the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction are mentioned (John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert Parker, etc.), Elmore Leonard’s name invariably tops the list. A true Leonard classic, The Big Bounce showcases all of the Grand Master’s acclaimed skills—twisty plotting, unforgettable characters, dialogue so razor sharp it could draw blood—as he chronicles the misadventures of a larcenous young man in a Michigan resort town who’s irresistibly drawn to a dangerous femme fatale, a rich man’s plaything, and the nasty little caper they plan to pull off together—if they can somehow manage to survive each other. The acclaimed creator of Raylan (aka U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TV’s smash hit Justified), Leonard has never lost the mojo that makes him “the King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times).

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061808555
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 601
  • Pdf File: killshot.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“[Leonard has] written so many first-rate crime stories that it would be fatuous to say Killshot is his best, but it probably is anyway.” —Newsweek The New York Times bestselling author the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette once called, “the Alexander the Great of crime fiction,” Elmore Leonard is responsible for creating some of the sharpest dialogue, most compelling characters (including U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of TV’s Justified fame), and, quite simply, some of the very best suspense novels written over the past century. Killshot is prime Leonard—a riveting story of a husband and wife caught in the crossfire when they foil a criminal act and are forced to defend themselves when the legal system fails them from the murderous wrath of a pair of vengeful killers. When it comes to cops and criminals stories, Killshot and Leonard are as good as it gets—further proof why “the King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) deserves his current place among John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and the other legendary greats of the noir fiction genre.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0062241850
  • Number of Pages : 224
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  • Pdf File: the-moonshine-war.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Prohibition is a big headache for some . . . and a big payday for others, the fearless entrepreneurs with little respect for the law of the land. With $125,000 worth of Kentucky's finest homemade whiskey in his possession, big, hell-raising Son Martin counts himself among the latter. Son knows having this much illegal hooch makes him a very tasty target, but nobody's going to steal it from him. Ware may be coming to his backyard, but Son's not worried. Because when it comes to fighting, shooting, and keeping one step ahead of the Big Boys, he's more than good—he's bad . . . and dangerous . . . and deadly.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061835382
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 556
  • Pdf File: pronto.pdf

Book Excerpt:

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
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  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 824
  • Pdf File: leave-the-world-behind.pdf

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By Lil Miss Hot Mess
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  • Number of Pages : 40
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The Switch

By Elmore Leonard
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 006182996X
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 712
  • Pdf File: the-switch.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“My favorite Leonard book….He writes the way Hammett and Chandler might write today, if they sharpened their senses of ironic humor and grew better ears for dialogue.” —Dallas Morning News “The best writer of crime fiction alive.” —Newsweek Dangerously eccentric characters, razor-sharp black humor, brilliant dialog, and suspense all rolled into one tight package—that’s The Switch, Elmore Leonard’s classic tale of a kidnapping gone wrong…or terribly right, depending on how you look at it. The Grand Master whom the New York Times Book Review calls, “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever,” has written a wry and twisting tale that any of the other all-time greats—Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, John D. MacDonald, James M. Cain, Robert Parker…every noir author who ever walked a detective, cop, or criminal into a shadowy alley—would be thrilled to call their own. Leonard, the man who has given us U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (currently starring in TV’s Justified) is at his storytelling best, as a spurned wife decides to take a rightful—and profitable—revenge on her deceiving hubby by teaming up with the two thugs he hired to abduct her.

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  • Number of Pages : 416
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“Leonard delivers a certifiable masterpiece of such twisted ingenuity that he transcends even his own bad self….Tishomingo Blues is that good.” —Baltimore Sun Crime fiction Grand Master Elmore Leonard heads to the Deep South for a bracing dose of Tishomingo Blues—a wild, Leonard-esque ride featuring gamblers, mobsters, murderers, high divers, and Civil War re-enactors that the New York Times Book Review calls, “Leonard’s best work since Get Shorty.” Sparkling with trademark “Dutch” Leonard dialogue so sharp it could cut you, Tishomingo Blues is classic mystery, mayhem, and gritty noir fun from “the coolest, hottest thriller writer in America” (Chicago Tribune).

Labrava

By Elmore Leonard
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061830003
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 681
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As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

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By Rudyard Kipling
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn Code : 8184301723
  • Number of Pages : 303
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-jungle-book.pdf

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ÊAmong the best loved of all childrenÕs classics, Rudyard KiplingÕs The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned Ôman cub,Õ a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include ÔRikki-Tikki-Tavi,Õ the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and ÔToomai of the Elephants,Õ the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler. WorldÕs most favourite and popular book which fantacises children.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062872877
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 601
  • Pdf File: tools-of-engagement.pdf

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In Tessa Bailey’s latest rom-com, two enemies team up to flip a house... and the sparks between them might burn the place down or ignite a passion that neither can ignore! Hair, makeup, clothing, decor... everything in Bethany Castle's world is organized, planned, and styled to perfection. Which is why the homes she designs for her family's real estate business are the most coveted in town. The only thing not perfect? Her track record with men. She's on a dating hiatus and after helping her friends achieve their dreams, Bethany finally has time to focus on her own: flip a house, from framework to furnishings, all by herself. Except her older brother runs the company and refuses to take her seriously. When a television producer gets wind of the Castle sibling rivalry, they’re invited on Flip Off, a competition to see who can do the best renovation. Bethany wants bragging rights, but she needs a crew and the only member of her brother's construction team willing to jump ship is Wes Daniels, the new guy in town. His Texas drawl and handsome face got under Bethany's skin on day one, and the last thing she needs is some cocky young cowboy in her way. As the race to renovate heats up, Wes and Bethany are forced into close quarters, trading barbs and biting banter as they remodel the ugliest house on the block. It's a labor of love, hate, and everything in between, and soon sparks are flying. But Bethany's perfectly structured life is one kiss away from going up in smoke and she knows falling for a guy like Wes would be a flipping disaster. “Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com.” —Entertainment Weekly

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 006269121X
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 404
  • Pdf File: new-kid.pdf

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Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft. Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? This middle grade graphic novel is an excellent choice for tween readers, including for summer reading. New Kid is a selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List. Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!

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By Anthony Horowitz
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 110115800X
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 646
  • Pdf File: eagle-strike.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Alex Rider is now an IMDBtv original series! Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author! Sir Damian Cray is a philanthropist, peace activist, and the world's most famouspop star. But still it's not enough. He needs more if he is to save the world. Trouble is, only Alex Rider recognizes that it's the world that needs saving from Sir Damian Cray. Underneath the luster of glamour and fame lies a twisted mind, ready to sacrifice the world for his beliefs. But in the past, Alex has always had the backing of the government. This time, he's on his own. Can one teenager convince the world that the most popular man on earth is a madman bent on destruction-before time runs out? From the author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty.

Get Shorty

By Elmore Leonard
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Isbn Code : 0061807389
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 614
  • Pdf File: get-shorty.pdf

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“A Hollywood hit….Taut, inimitable prose and characters who could have only sprung from the mind of Elmore Leonard.” —Detroit News The Chicago Tribune has dubbed Elmore Leonard, “the coolest, hottest writer in America.” In the same league as the legendary great ones—John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain—the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) demonstrates his remarkable mastery with Get Shorty, one of the most adored of his forty-plus novels. The basis of the hit movie starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito, Get Shorty chronicles the over-the-top, sometimes violent Hollywood misadventures of a Florida mob loan shark who chases a deadbeat client all the way to Tinseltown and decides to stick around and make movies. Get Shorty’s shylock protagonist, Chili Palmer, is a truly inspired creation—as memorable as another unforgettable Leonard hero, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified—and readers will relish his moves and countermoves in this electrifying, funny, bullet train-paced winner from “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!” (New York Times Book Review)

Road Dogs

By Elmore Leonard
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061876038
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 205
  • Pdf File: road-dogs.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“Road Dogs is terrific, and Elmore Leonard is in a class of one.” —Dennis Lehane, author of Shutter Island and Mystic River “You know from the first sentence that you’re in the hands of the original Daddy Cool....This one’ll kill you.” —Stephen King Elmore Leonard is eternal. In Road Dogs, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and “America’s greatest crime master” (Newsweek) brings back three of his favorite characters—Jack Foley from Out of Sight, Cundo Rey from La Brava, and Dawn Navarro from Riding the Rap—for a twisting, explosive, always surprising masterwork of crime fiction the San Francisco Chronicle calls, “a sly, violent, funny and superbly written story of friendship, greed, and betrayal.”

The Triumph of the Thriller

By Patrick Anderson
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 1588366146
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 452
  • Pdf File: the-triumph-of-the-thriller.pdf

Book Excerpt:

There’s been a revolution in American popular fiction. The writers who dominated the bestseller lists a generation ago with blockbuster novels about movie stars and exotic foreign lands have been replaced by a new generation writing a new kind of bestseller, one that hooks readers with crime, suspense, and ever-increasing violence. Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post’s man on the thriller beat, calls this revolution “the triumph of the thriller,” and lists among its stars Thomas Harris, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, Sue Grafton, and Elmore Leonard. In his provocative, caustic, and often hilarious survey of today’s popular fiction, Anderson shows us who the best thriller writers are–and the worst. He shows how Michael Connelly was inspired by Raymond Chandler, how George Pelecanos toiled in obscurity while he mastered his craft, how Sue Grafton created the first great woman private eye, and how Thomas Harris transformed an insane cannibal into the charming man of the world who made FBI agent Clarice Starling his lover. Anderson shows Scott Turow inventing the modern legal thriller and John Grisham translating it into a stunning series of bestsellers. He casts a cold eye on Tom Clancy’s militaristic techno-thrillers, and praises Alan Furst and Robert Littell as world-class spy novelists. He examines the pioneering role of Lawrence Sanders, the offbeat appeal of Dean Koontz, the unprecedented success of The Da Vinci Code, and the emergence of the literary thriller. Most of all, Anderson demands that the best of these novelists be given their due–not as genre writers, but as some of the most talented men and women at work in American fiction. Don’t trust the literary elites to tell you what to read, he warns–make up you own minds. The Triumph of the Thriller will convince many readers that we’ve entered an important new era in popular fiction. This book can be your guide to it.

I'll Be The Parent, You Be The Kid

By Paul Kropp
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Isbn Code : 0307367169
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 510
  • Pdf File: i-ll-be-the-parent-you-be-the-kid.pdf

Book Excerpt:

I'll Be the Parent, You Be the Kid offers the insights parents really need to handle today's controversial parenting challenges. With the many parenting books available today, it's not surprising many parents are confused by the wide range of methods, styles and quick-fix solutions being suggested. In I'll Be the Parent, You Be the Kid Paul Kropp considers the most difficult issues in parenting using real-life scenarios and offers firm opinions based on the latest research. Drawing on his own experience as an educator and parent, his talks with hundreds of Canadian families and 40 years of reliable parenting research, Paul Kropp tackles such tough topics as: discipline and spanking sibling rivalry -- what's "normal"? how much daycare is good daycare? the impact of television on kids and families the myth of quality time.

Heaven & Earth Holding Company

By John Hodgen
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Isbn Code : 0822991020
  • Number of Pages : 84
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reviews : 108
  • Pdf File: heaven-earth-holding-company.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“Heaven & Earth Holding Company contains a plentitude of delights. Like little stories told in the night, these poems are clear narratives crossed by mysterious shadows. And Hodgen’s tone occupies a singular place at the intersection of funky wit and true feeling.” —Billy Collins

Value Investing in Asia

By Peir Shenq (Stanley) Lim,Mun Hong Cheong
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn Code : 1119391202
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 942
  • Pdf File: value-investing-in-asia.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A practical, step-by-step guide to value investing in Asian stocks Value Investing in Asia offers a uniquely targeted guide to investors seeking new opportunities in Asian markets. Most value investing advice is geared toward US markets, leaving out the key guidance that pertains specifically to investing in publicly listed Asian companies — guidance that is critical for success. This book focuses on the opportunities and challenges of Asian markets, including current and historical case studies that illustrate various successes, risks and pitfalls. Step-by-step guidance helps you unearth great opportunities in Asia; from understanding the macroeconomic situation, to narrowing down on specific investment opportunities. Invaluable for both new and experienced investors, this practical reference shows you how to apply value investing principles specifically to Asian stocks. Investing in Asia comes with an inherent set of unique challenges that must be understood before any decisions are made; some of these challenges are the result of operating practices, some are the result of regulatory issues and others come from the markets themselves — yet regardless of the source, value investors in particular bear the brunt of the obstacles. This book shows you what you need to know, and how to invest intelligently in Asian companies. Step-by-step approach guides investors towards the practical application of value investing principles in Asia Navigate the challenges unique to Asian investing Examine real-life case studies that illustrate both risk and opportunity Delve into the key markets in Greater China and South-East Asia Includes exclusive interviews with well-known value investors in Asia Despite the challenges and risks, Asian markets represent significant opportunity — especially for investors seeking value. Value Investing in Asia offers a practical reference for new and experienced investors, with real-world guidance toward intelligently investing in Asian markets.

Bed Buddies

By Stephie Klaire
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  • Publisher : The SSK Group
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 146
  • Pdf File: bed-buddies.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Rumor has it… Kinley Reed is burning up more than just the dancefloor—she’s getting a “check-up” from the town’s hot doc, and he’s being thorough… Nothing spells coming home to Pine Valley like G-O-S-S-I-P with a capital G. Kinley Reed is not the type to fool around with men she just met, but when Jace Detweiler strikes up conversation two barstools down, she can’t help but feel like he might be exactly what the doctor ordered: one steamy night of unbridled passion. What they didn’t expect was their sexy studio tryst becoming talk of the town. Not willing to be taken down by the town’s cranky busy body armed with social media, Kinley concocts a plan to get even: a no-strings-attached fling in the name of revenge — a dish the sexy doctor and Broadway dancer are serving any way but cold.

Up in Honey's Room

By Elmore Leonard
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061807907
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 937
  • Pdf File: up-in-honey-s-room.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The odd thing about Walter Schoen, German born but now running a butcher shop in Detroit, he's a dead ringer for Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and the Gestapo. They even share the same birthday. Honey Deal, Walter's American wife, doesn't know that Walter is a member of a spy ring that sends U.S. war production data to Germany and gives shelter to escaped German prisoners of war. But she's tired of telling him jokes he doesn't understand—it's time to get a divorce. Along comes Carl Webster, the hot kid of the Marshals Service. He's looking for Jurgen Schrenk, a former Afrika Korps officer who escaped from a POW camp in Oklahoma. Carl's pretty sure Walter's involved with keeping Schrenk hidden, so Carl gets to know Honey, hoping she'll take him to Walter. Carl then meets Vera Mezwa, the nifty Ukrainian head of the spy ring who's better looking than Mata Hari, and her tricky lover Bohdan with the Buster Brown haircut and a sly way of killing. Honey's a free spirit; she likes the hot kid marshal and doesn't much care that he's married. But all Carl wants is to get Jurgen Schrenk without getting shot. And then there's Otto—the Waffen-SS major who runs away with a nice Jewish girl. It's Elmore Leonard's world—gritty, funny, and full of surprises.