Author: Scott Ritter
In Dangerous Ground, Scott Ritter, one of the world's leading experts on arms control, tells a bold and revisionist account of the inseparable histories of the post-World War II American presidency and nuclear weapons. Unpacking sixty years of nuclear history, Ritter shows that nuclear weapons have become such a fixture that they define present-day America on economic, military, political, and moral grounds. And despite fears of global nuclear proliferation, the greatest threat to international stability, Ritter argues, is the US's addiction to nuclear weapons. Even in light of Barack Obama's historic speech in April 2009 - which called for the eventual abolition of nuclear weapons - America continues to guard a significant and dangerous nuclear stockpile. The notion that we are more secure with nuclear weapons is deeply entrenched in the American psyche - and virulently protected by forces in the US establishment. As long as this paradigm persists, Ritter suggests, there will be no fundamental US policy change, and as such, no change in global nuclear proliferation.
A Jerry Mitchell Novel
Author: Larry Bond
Publisher: Forge Books
The USS Memphis, a dilapidated submarine that that should have been mothballed decades ago, has been given one last mission by the newly elected president. The task: To sneak illegally into Russia's coastal waters and recon the leaking nuclear fuel containers hidden on the floor of the Arctic Ocean. More than just an environmental nightmare, this radioactive burial ground houses enough nuclear capability to destroy most of America's major cities. The Memphis's commander, Lowell Hardy, had been looking forward to flag rank and pleasant duty upon the sub's decommissioning. Now he is trapped in an inconceivably dangerous and illegal mission which could easily end his career, if not his life and the lives of his crew. But it's the crew who feel Hardy's tension as he tyrannizes everyone on board to ensure they'll be ready for anything: Jerry Mitchell: a former naval pilot with political connections, he is a novice submariner, unprepared for his demanding job as a weapons officer. Central to the Memphis's mission, Mitchell may be its greatest liability . . . or its ultimate salvation. Dr. Joanna Patterson: The senior civilian scientist, appointed by and reporting to the president, she is a world-class expert on nuclear fuel contamination--and every bit as demanding as Hardy. Patterson and her partner, Dr. Emily Davis, soon find themselves battling flaring tempers, faulty machinery, lethal radioactivity, and the raging arctic seas. The submariners: Seething with rage at their Captain Bligh-like commander and the equally domineering Joanna Patterson, they are also at war with Jerry Mitchell, and one another. Like the captain, they feel they deserve better, not this antiquated relic, not this hostile scientist, not this novice weapons officer, and definitely not this disastrously dangerous mission. Nor is the mission what it seems. Lurking beneath the frigid, black, radioactive waters is a secret far more deadly than anything naval command could imagine--a secret so menacing the Russian Fleet is hell-bent on destroying the Memphis and all who sail in her. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Jack Higgins
As 1997 approaches, England's prime minister learns of a secret document signed by Mao Tse-tung that could delay the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong for an additional 100 years. The British hire former terrorist Sean Dillon to keep the document from coming to light, before parties in Hong Kong retrieve it and destroy the balance of world power.
Author: Francis Sill Wickware
The World of Hazardous Waste Crime
Author: Donald J. Rebovich
Category: Social Science
For many years, if businesses were caught dumping waste, it was treated more as a nuisance than as a crime; the common images of the criminal and the dumper were worlds apart. In Dangerous Ground, originally published in 1992, Donald J. Rebovich closes this perceptual gap, providing essential information about and analysis of hazardous waste crime and the hazardous waste criminal. This paperback edition includes new material, noting important changes since the book's original publication. Rebovich finds that the criminal dumper is usually an ordinary businessman. The author's research discovers that hazardous waste disposal crimes are more likely driven by the cost of legitimate disposal options, rather than by organized crime figures. It is also a world where one's criminal position is often determined by industry connections and personal relationships. Dangerous Ground places the criminal dumping culture in perspective by detailing the basics of hazardous waste generation, its legitimate disposal, government responses, and efforts to control illegal disposal. An epilogue concludes with an analysis of new threats to our environment posed by gas and oil drilling, declining federal prosecutions, progressive sentencing for offenders, and recommendations on how the global community can effectively address international environmental crime.
Author: Lesley Horton
Publisher: Hachette UK
DI Handford and Sergeant Ali face their most shocking investigation yet... When a young boy and then a girl are cruelly murdered within a few days of each other, Handford and Ali uncover not only the desperate plight of children trapped in Bradford's harsh criminal underworld, but murderous corruption and twisted minds in the most respected sections of the community. Handford and Ali form a distinctly uneasy partnership against a background of urban and racial tensions, and struggle daily to repress their mutual suspicion. But they must put aside their differences and, with the rest of their team, probe into the dark and seedy lives of those who hold positions of trust, and stop a cold-blooded serial killer from fulfilling his dreadful mission. But the culprit may be closer than they think...
Author: Alison Kelly
Give a girl a bad name! Known as the Risque cosmetics girl, Jacqui Raynor is now finding offers of modeling work hard to come by. So when Patric Flanagan offers her a lucrative contract, she's forced to accept…. Suddenly she's on dangerous ground—in Patric's mind she really is "the risqué girl," and she's got to reform his opinion of her before her reputation is ruined and the man she loves walks out of her life forever!
Author: Maggie Price
Grant Pierce and Sky Milano. They were a formidable team, the homicide detective and the forensic chemist. Once Grant had wanted their partnership to be more, but they'd tried romance—and failed. Murder brought them together. A homicide in which the sole suspect was a man sitting on death row. The confounding case landed their careers on the line, while their irrepressible attraction made confronting the past inescapable…and becomming lovers unavoidable.
Freud’s Visual Cultures of the Unconscious
Author: Diane O'Donoghue
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
In the final years of the 19th century, Sigmund Freud began to construct evidence for the workings of an "unconscious.†? On Dangerous Ground offers an innovative assessment of the complex role that his encounters with visual cultures-architecture, objects from earlier cultural epochs ("antiquities†?), paintings, and illustrated books-played in that process. Diane O'Donoghue introduces, often using unpublished archival sources, the ways in which material phenomena profoundly informed Freud's decisions about what would, and would not, constitute the workings of an inner life. By returning to view content that Freud treated as forgettable, as distinct from repressed, O'Donoghue shows us a realm of experiences that Freud wished to remove from psychical meaning. These erasures form an amnesic core within Freud's psychoanalytic project, an absence that includes difficult aspects of his life narrative, beginning with the dislocations of his early childhood that he declared "not worth remembering.†? What is made visible here is far from the inconsequential surface of experience; rather, we are shown a dangerous ground that exceeds the limits of what Freud wished to include within his early model of mind. In Freud's relation to visual cultures we find clues to what he attempted, in crafting his unconscious, to remove from sight.
sculpture in the city
Author: Scottish Sculpture Trust,Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Author: D.L. Line
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
What happens when the right thing to do is the wrong choice for your heart? FBI Agent Terri McKinnon always knows the right thing to do. She is a decorated officer who knows procedure like the back of her hand. She is, in a word, unflappableÑuntil she meets Dr. Jennifer Rosenberg, a college professor with a questionable past, who may also be a key witness in a series of violent crimes. The last thing Jen wants is a by-the-book cop in her life, but fate has other plans. Terri is drawn to the unconventional Dr. Rosenberg and the attraction appears mutual, but the rules are clearÑthis woman is off-limits. Can Terri's well-ordered life stand the whirlwind that is Jen Rosenberg? More importantly, can Terri protect her when Jen's past comes back to haunt her? Or will Agent McKinnon find herself On Dangerous Ground?
Author: Edith Stewart Drewry
My Friendship with a Serial Killer
Author: M. William Phelps
Category: True Crime
“Anyone can become a killer under the right circumstances—even you.” It was a bold, life-changing decision when award-winning investigative journalist M. William Phelps asked one of America’s most disturbing convicted serial killers to co-star with him on TV’s Dark Minds. Now Phelps reveals the identity of the man code-named “Raven”—and tells the story of their intriguing bond. For as Raven shared his insights into the minds and crimes of other killers, making the series an international sensation, he also became Phelps’s unlikely confidante, ally—and friend . . . Here is an unforgettable journey into the heart of a psychopath few would dare to know—and the determined journalist who did just that. “Phelps is a true-crime veteran.” —New York Post “Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience.” —Suspense Magazine “Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers.” —Allison Brennan As seen on Investigation Discovery’s Dark Minds
A Gallipoli Story
Author: Bruce Scates
Publisher: Apollo Books
In 1915 Lt Roy Irwin goes missing at Gallipoli. The young woman who loves him, and the men who fought beside him, begin their search. In 1919, historian CEW Bean returns to Anzac Cove with artist George Lambert and soldier Harry Vickers to solve the greatest mystery of the campaign, to discover Gallipolis secret. Forward to 2015, and Dr Mark Troys quest to preserve the peninsula from roadworks is sidetracked by political intervention and diplomatic intrigue. But a flirtation with a dynamic young woman from Army Intelligence uncovers long-forgotten documents protecting Gallipolis graves. Eagerly awaited, one of Australias leading historians uses fact and fiction to recreate the most dramatic moments of the Gallipoli campaign. On Dangerous Ground is fast-paced, accurate and thrilling a retelling of one of the weightiest moments of the twentieth century.
Or, The Rival Detectives
Author: Lawrence L. Lynch
Publisher: Ayer Publishing
Author: Justine Davis
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
The Inside Story of Britain's Best Known Investigative Journalist
Author: Roger Cook
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'More Dangerous Ground' takes a fascinating look behind the scenes of The Cook Report and offers a provocative insight into what makes Roger Cook tick.
Author: Alexander Kelly
Publisher: Pink Flamingo Media
Running from a threatening past, Jordan needs a place to hide. At a roadside diner, she impulsively hops a ride in the back of a truck. She's shocked to discover what's in the back of the truck with her?
Author: Sue Cook
Category: Missing persons
A gripping and dangerous voyage of discovery for a mother and daughter in Vietnam. It’s devastating enough when Pru’s husband confesses to a long term affair over what should have been a romantic dinner to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Then when her daughter, Molly, announces she’s leaving for Vietnam on a Gap Year project, Pru knows her comfortable family life is over for good. Just as she’s picking up the pieces, an email brings news that Molly has become involved with a group of political activists and could be in serious danger. Arriving in this beautiful but alien land, Pru embarks on a desperate search for her recalcitrant daughter. Totally out of her depth, she meets Ben, a veteran of the US war. He’s intelligent, funny, handsome, but damaged. Still haunted by the atrocities of that conflict nearly thirty years ago, he’s never been able to let go of the country and the gentle people who inhabit it. Together they tackle corrupt police, greedy property dealers and a ruthless local party cadre; and when eventually Pru finds her daughter, she also discovers an inner strength she never knew she had.