Author: Morris L. West
Große Kino-Verfilmung mit John Mills, Stéphane Audran und Raf Vallone! Aus Gemello Minore, einem Dorf in der süditalienischen Provinz Kalabrien, dringen zum Vatikan Gerüchte über einen sonderbaren Kult: Gläubige pilgern zum Grab Giacomo Nerones, eines Mannes, der als Deserteur 1944 von den Partisanen erschossen wurde. Vor seiner Hinrichtung soll Giacomo ein Dorf vor der Verwüstung durch die deutschen Truppen gerettet und wahre Wunder vollbracht haben. Die einheimische Bevölkerung verehrt diesen geheimnisumwitterten Mann seither als Märtyrer und strebt seine Seligsprechung an. Der Bischof der Region bittet den Vatikan, dringend Licht in die rätselhaften Vorgänge zu bringen. Also überträgt man schließlich dem englischen Monsignore Blaise Meredith, der todkrank ist und nur noch wenige Monate zu leben hat, die Aufgabe des Advocatus Diaboli – als des Teufels Anwalt hat er alle Argumente zu sammeln, die gegen eine eventuelle Seligsprechung vorgebracht werden können. Nur zögerlich entschleiert sich die Wahrheit vor Meredith, der in diesen Tagen tiefere Einblicke in die Menschen gewinnt, als er sich das am Ende seines Lebens gewünscht hätte...
Author: Andrew Neiderman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When Kevin Taylor joins the Manhattan criminal law firm of John Milton & Associates, he's hit the big time. At last, he and his wife can enjoy the luxuries they've so desired--money, a chauffeur-driven limo, and a stunning home in a high-rise. Then Milton assigns Kevin one of the most notorious cases of the year, with a file that had been put together prior to the crime. Throwing himself into his work, Kevin begins to see a pattern of evil emerging from behind the firm's plush facade. Acquittal after acquittal, every criminal client walks free, and Kevin's suspicions slowly give way to terror. For Kevin has just become The Devil's Advocate.
Author: Gherbod Fleming
Publisher: White Wolf Pub
When madness seizes the world's vampires, relentless hunger gnaws at them. But no matter how many victims they drain, withered vampires litter the shadows. There is opportunity in this chaos. As the Masquerade crumbles around Owain, which power will he serve? Or will he serve himself?
A Short Polemic on how to be Seriously Good in Court
Author: Iain Morley
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Category: Cross examination
International Business Law Journal / Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales is a bilingual (French/English) publication covering corporate finance, banking, M&A, international tax, international commercial arbitration, competition and international contract law. This annual standalone bound volume can be purchased in addition to the subscription service.
Greatest Closing Arguments in Criminal Law
Author: Michael S Lief,H. Mitchell Caldwell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the authors of the acclaimed Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, and featuring some of the most important cases in criminal law, The Devil's Advocates is the final volume of a must-have trilogy of the best closing arguments in American legal history. Criminal law is considered by many to be the most exciting of the legal specialties, and here the authors turn to the type of dramatic crimes and trials that have so captivated the public -- becoming fodder for countless television shows and legal thrillers. But the eight cases in this collection have also set historical precedents and illuminated underlying principles of the American criminal justice system. Future president John Adams makes clear that even the most despised and vilified criminal is entitled to a legal defense in the argument he delivers on behalf of the British soldiers who shot and killed five Americans during the Boston Massacre. The always-controversial temporary-insanity defense makes its debut within sight of the White House when, in front of horrified onlookers, a prominent congressman guns down the district attorney over an extramarital affair. Clarence Darrow provides a ringing defense of a black family charged with using deadly force to defend themselves from a violent mob -- an argument that refines the concept of self-defense and its applicability to all races. The treason trial of Aaron Burr, accused of plotting to "steal" the western territories of the United States and form a new country with himself as its head, offers a fascinating glimpse into a rare type of prosecution, as well as a look at one of the most interesting traitors in the nation's history. Perhaps the best-known case in the book is that of Ernesto Miranda, the accused rapist whose trial led to the Supreme Court decision requiring police to advise suspects of their rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present -- their Miranda rights. Each of the eight cases presented here is given legal and cultural context, including a brief historical introduction, a biographical sketch of the attorneys involved, highlights of trial testimony, analysis of the closing arguments, and a summary of the trial's impact on its participants and our country. In clear, jargon-free prose, Michael S Lief and H. Mitchell Caldwell make these pivotal cases come to vibrant life for every reader.
The Epic Novel of One Man's Fight to Save America from Tyranny
Author: Taylor Caldwell
Publisher: Open Road Media
A revolution is waged against a totalitarian regime in this “courageous” novel of a dystopian near-future America by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author (Chicago Tribune). In the heart of Philadelphia, insurgent Andrew Durant has been nursing a festering rage. And he’s not alone. Through underground networks, he’s found himself among a secret thousands, building an army called the Minute Men. They’re readying themselves for war to reclaim what was once America. In the nation now known as the Democracy, independent thought is a thing of the past. The Constitution is waste paper. A conscienceless president has been appointed by the military—for life. The government has co-opted farmland crops. Citizens are divided between two classes: wealthy corporations and the destitute. Areas of the country devastated by war or natural disaster remain unchecked. On behalf of national security, neighbors are instructed to spy on one another. Exposing those who are undemocratic is law. And all dissenters are eliminated. Durant, the chosen agent for the poverty-stricken rural Democracy, finds himself increasingly isolated and afraid. Mobilizing revolutionaries has become a dangerous tactic; the Minute Men have their own traitors, infiltrators assigned to undo everything Durant and his men are fighting to conquer. Now, the rebels have only their beliefs left to trust. A stunning dystopian vision in the tradition of George Orwell’s 1984 and Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Devil’s Advocate is author Taylor Caldwell’s “tour de force” (Kirkus Reviews). More than a half-century after its original publication, it is timelier than ever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Category: Young Adult Fiction
How did Dana Scully become a skeptic? Read this dark thriller to find out why millions of people became obsessed with The X-Files. In the spring of 1979, fifteen-year-old Dana Scully has bigger problems than being the new girl in school. Dana has always had dreams. Sometimes they’ve even come true. Until now, she tried to write this off as coincidence. But ever since her father’s military career moved the family across the country to Craiger, Maryland, the dreams have been more like visions. Vivid, disturbing, and haunted by a shadowy figure who may be an angel . . . or the devil. When a classmate who recently died in a car accident appears before Dana, her wounds look anything but accidental. Compelled by a force she can’t name, Dana uncovers even more suspicious deaths—and must face the dangerous knowledge that evil is real. But when a betrayal of faith makes her question everything, she begins to put her faith in being a skeptic. An Imprint Book
The Devil’s Advocate
Author: T.E. Apter
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: Robert Sewall
Publisher: Masquerade Books
Author: Morris West
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
In an impoverished village in southern Italy, the enigmatic life and mysterious death of Giacomo Nerone has inspired talk of sainthood. Father Blaise Meredith, a dying English priest, is sent by the Vatican to investigate. As he tries to untangle the web of facts, rumours and outright lies that surround Nerone, The Devil's Advocate reminds us how the power of goodness ultimately prevails over despair. The Devil's Advocate was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the W.H. Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, and was made into a film. It sold three million copies in its first two years and remains one of Morris West's most popular novels. 'A reading experience of real emotional intensity.' The New York Times Book Review 'An engrossing story, expertly told, about a set of fascinating people.' Chicago Sunday Tribune 'Brilliant and deeply disturbing.' The Daily Telegraph
100 Rules of Business You Must Break
Author: Caspian Woods
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Business & Economics
Welcome to the future of business thinking. It dares to confront everything you thought was true. It’ll challenge the so-called rules, dispute the perceived wisdom and turn that traditional, tired business advice completely on its head. Meet The Devil’s Advocate. And whether you’re new to business, an experienced senior executive or a budding entrepreneur, this fast and focused, clever little book, packed with empowering business advice and sharp insights, will help you carve a smart-thinking strategy for business success.
Im Gespräch mit Lawrence Grobel
Author: Marcus Van Heller,John Stevenson
Publisher: Olympia Press
Author Van Heller is a legend among writers of erotic fiction, so good that his name and craft were often imitated, but never duplicated. The Devil's Advocate takes a nod from Candy, presenting the innocent Clara Reeves, and tracking her gradual seduction by attorney Sam Garnett, a man whose callous libertinage contrasts nicely with her winsome naivete. Clara hires Garnett to find out what happened to her sister, a girl who vanished leaving behind nothing save dirty pictures. Of course, she doesn't have the money to pay for his services, but an arrangement is made and to amuse Sam the girl goes undercover, between the covers and on top of the covers at a local chateau, there to learn the identity of a Scorpion and trace her lost sibling.
The Art of Coop
Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco
Yes, that's right, this fancy hardcover book reproduces tons of Coop's posters and stickers and thangs, all in colour. While illustrating record covers and ads for Long Gone, John Mermis of Sympathy for the Record Industry, Coop made the acquaintance of the popular poster artist Kozik. Foreword by Robert Williams.
A Dummy’S Guide to Pristine Governance
Author: Sulak V.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Study Aids
Your five senses represent the five elements of nature. When I see progressive systems, smell fragrant flowers, hear good stories, speak about leadership, and read and think positive thoughts, I want to change systems. For as Bernard Shaw rightly quotes, The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. Let me add the good unreasonable man.