The Incident

Author: Kenneth Macleod

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781780221045

Category:

Page: 304

View: 6679

Three lives, three turning points: this stunning debut novel charts those moments that change the course of a life for ever. 'Certainly there are ghosts in these towers. For me they are the ghosts of two children. And even now - ten years later and seven hundred miles away - I still wake most nights with the muffled echo of their cries in my ears and the weight of their deaths on my conscience...' Three lives; three turning points. Craig was a teenage lifeguard on a beach in Germany when two children died on his watch. It should never have happened. He was an expert swimmer. His grandfather, Gordon McInnes, was on board a ship torpedoed during the war. He survived by clinging to the body of one of his colleagues. Years later, he met a member of the crew of the U-boat that attacked his ship. Gerd is a refugee of the Cold War. Recruited by the Stasi at a very young age, he escaped to the west after his mission went terribly wrong. He never went back. THE INCIDENT is a searingly powerful novel about fate, about those moments that change the course of a life for ever. It is also a book about history, from the Second World War through to the current day, and the way incidents long past can reverberate across generations.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307371565

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7343

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Incident

A Story of Guilt and Forgiveness

Author: Curt Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475115253

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 3901

In 1941 Europe was being ravaged by war and by the end of the year, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States of America went to war as well. It was a troubled time when young men willingly volunteered to serve their country and possibly die for the sake of freedom. Michael Jeffries, like so many others, joined the military knowing he'd have to go to war. He graduated from high school in Bloomington, Minnesota, experienced frustration when trying to find a job, and in December, shortly after Pearl Harbor, volunteered for duty in the Army. Throughout his senior year in high school Michael had been obsessed with Theresa Williams, one of the prettiest and most popular girls in his class, but she preferred Danny McCullough, who was physically smaller than Michael and certainly not as good looking. Michael desperately wanted Theresa's attention, if for no other reason than to recognize his valiant act of volunteering for military duty. When he saw her with her father the day before Christmas, he finally found the courage to ask her for a date, but she turned him down, intending to spend the holiday with Danny. Quite frankly, he couldn't handle rejection. On Christmas Day he made the mistake of having too much to drink, waiting for Theresa and Danny to leave the movie theater, and then following them to a secluded area outside of town. What happened on that cold, wind-blown hill overlooking the Twin Cities was a serious incident destined to haunt him for the rest of his life.

The Incident

Author: Shelby Nadon

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480978736

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 2531

The Incident By: Shelby Nadon Claire James was living a normal life with her suburban family in the small town of Fairfield. That is, of course, until her picture-perfect family fell apart after the incident. She, her brother Chris, and her newfound love interest, Jeremy, will have to dig deep to get past the tragedy that connects them. Claire isn’t so easily persuaded. She knows this was not an accident. It was an incident.

The Incident on the Bridge

Author: Laura McNeal

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375870792

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 336

View: 1723

When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge it looks like there is only one thing to call it and the town prepares to mourn the loss, but her sister Ted, and Fen, the new kid in town, are not convinced and they set out to figure out what happend on that bridge and find Thisbe.

Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident with Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author: Noll

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284170438

Category: Medical

Page: 510

View: 4895

A Complete Training Solution for Hazardous Materials Technicians and Incident Commanders! In 1982, the authors Mike Hildebrand and Greg Noll, along with Jimmy Yvorra, first introduced the concept of the Eight-Step Process© for managing hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents when their highly regarded manual, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident was published. Now in its revised fourth edition, this text is widely used by fire fighters, hazmat teams, bomb squads, industrial emergency response teams, and other emergency responders who may manage unplanned hazardous materials incidents. As a result of changing government regulations and consensus standards, as well as the need for terrorism response training, Mr. Noll and Mr. Hildebrand have modified and refined their process of managing hazmat incidents and added enhanced content, tips, case studies, and detailed charts and tables. The Revised Fourth Edition contains comprehensive content covering: • Hazard assessment and risk evaluation • Identifying the problem and implementing the response plan • Hazardous materials properties and effects • Identifying and coordinating resources • Decontamination procedures • The Eight-Step Process© • Personal protective equipment selection • Procedures for terminating the incident The Revised Fourth Edition’s dynamic features include: • NFPA 1072 and 472 Correlation Guide for the Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander levels • Correlation matrix to the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Bachelor’s (Non-Core) Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials Course (C0274) • Realistic, detailed case studies • Practical, step-by-step skill drills • Important hazardous materials technician and safety tips Also available to support Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition: • Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition Field Operations Guide • Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition Student Workbook • Navigate TestPrep: Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident • Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations, Third Editio

THE INCIDENT: Reckoning

Book Two of The Incident Trilogy - A Sam Jameson Espionage & Suspense Thriller

Author: Lars Emmerich

Publisher: Polymath Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 433

View: 3393

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!” “I couldn’t put it down!” Where do you run when even the good guys want you dead? Special Agent Sam Jameson is having a bad week. People are trying to kill her. That would be business as usual in the counterespionage world, except that it’s the good guys who have her in the crosshairs. Why are the DC Metro police trying to kidnap her? Do her bosses at Homeland want her in a body bag, too? And why does everyone she talks to seem to end up in the morgue? Will a ruthless mercenary, a hapless American traitor, and a dead man’s cryptic clue hold the key to Sam’s survival? As the noose tightens around her neck, Sam must uncover a brutal and deadly conspiracy before she becomes its next victim. THE INCIDENT: Reckoning is the second installment in the runaway international sensation INCIDENT trilogy from conspiracy master Lars Emmerich. ———— Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich Q: Who are your influences? A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.” Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success? A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates. Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice? A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.

THE INCIDENT: Inferno Rising

Book One of The Incident Trilogy - A Sam Jameson Conspiracy Thriller

Author: Lars Emmerich

Publisher: Polymath Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 6020

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!” “I couldn’t put it down!” Where do you run when even the good guys want you dead? Special Agent Sam Jameson is having a bad week. People are trying to kill her. That would be business as usual in the counterespionage world, except that it’s the good guys who have her in the crosshairs. Why are the DC Metro police trying to kidnap her? Do her bosses at Homeland want her in a body bag, too? And why does everyone she talks to seem to end up in the morgue? Will a ruthless mercenary, a hapless American traitor, and a dead man’s cryptic clue hold the key to Sam’s survival? As the noose tightens around her neck, Sam must uncover a brutal and deadly conspiracy before she becomes its next victim. THE INCIDENT: Inferno Rising is the first installment in the runaway international sensation INCIDENT trilogy from conspiracy master Lars Emmerich. ———— Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich Q: Who are your influences? A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.” Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success? A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates. Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice? A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.

The Incident at Antioch / L’Incident d’Antioche

A Tragedy in Three Acts / Tragédie en trois actes

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152773X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 1728

The Incident at Antioch is a key play marking Alain Badiou's transition from classical Marxism to a "politics of subtraction" far removed from party and state. Written with striking eloquence and extraordinary poetic richness, and shifting from highly serious emotional and intellectual drama to surreal comic interlude, the work features statesmen, workers, and revolutionaries struggling to reconcile the nature and practice of politics. This bilingual edition presents L'Incident d'Antioche in its original French and, on facing pages, an expertly executed English translation. Badiou adds a special preface, and an introduction by the scholar Kenneth Reinhard connects the play to Paul Claudel's The City, Saint Paul and the early history of the Church, and the innovative mathematical thinking of Paul Cohen. The translation includes Susan Spitzer's extensive notes clarifying allusions and quotations and hinting at Badiou's intentions. An interview with Badiou encompasses the play's settings, themes, and events, as well as his ongoing literary and conceptual experimentation on stage and off.

The Incident Report

Author: Martha Baillie

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1941040004

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7070

Strikingly original in its structure, composed of highly distilled, lyric reports in which you discover if Rigoletto, the hunchbacked jester from Verdi’s opera is alive and living in Toronto. In a Toronto library, notes appear, written by someone who believes he is Rigoletto, the hunchbacked jester from Verdi’s opera. Convinced that the young librarian, Miriam, is his daughter, he promises to protect her. Little does he know how much loss she has already experienced; or does he? Strikingly original in its structure, composed of 140 highly distilled, lyric “reports,” the novel depicts the tensions between private and public storytelling and the subtle dynamics of a socially exposed workplace. Reports on bizarre public behavior intertwine with reports on the private life of the novel’s narrator. Both mystery and love story, The Incident Report daringly explores the fragility of our individual identities.

The Incident

Author: Andrew Neiderman

Publisher: Severn House Large Print

ISBN: 9780727895080

Category:

Page: 336

View: 5353

Six years after 'the incident' that no one will talk about, Victoria Myers returns to her hometown in the Catskill Mountains determined to start living life to the full once again - particularly when she starts dating handsome Bart Stonefield. But the past has not yet been laid to rest - and at least one person is still concealing the truth.

The Incident at Naples

Author: Francis Steegmuller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022609460X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 44

View: 3896

Born in Australia, novelist Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair with the city, in which the Naples of Pliny, Gibbon, and Auden constantly became reanimated by new experiences, as Hazzard was joined in her travels by her husband, the editor and critic Francis Steegmuller. In The Incident at Naples, a classic essay first published by the New Yorker, Steegmuller recollects on how he was, as a tourist to the city, robbed and injured and then treated in a series of hospitals. What can The Incident at Naples teach us? A town shadowed by both the symbol and the reality of Vesuvius can never fail to acknowledge the essential precariousness of life—nor, as Hazzard and Steegmuller discover, the human compassion, generosity, and friendship that are necessary to sustain it.

The Incident on the Bridge

Author: Laura McNeal

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375870792

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 336

View: 2867

When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge it looks like there is only one thing to call it and the town prepares to mourn the loss, but her sister Ted, and Fen, the new kid in town, are not convinced and they set out to figure out what happend on that bridge and find Thisbe.

The Incident on the Kalka Mail

Author: Satyajit Ray

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143335788

Category: Bengali fiction

Page: 104

View: 2133

A prosperous gentleman employs Feluda to recover his blue briefcase, which has got switched with another passenger's on the Kalki mail.

Agent Felesoid and the Incident on the 49th Parallel

Author: Llanwoeseth Mardis

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631355015

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 252

View: 7162

The series continues in the 2030s, featuring Spartacus, a black cat that becomes part machine after he is micro-chipped. His newly found skills are used to spy for the British secret service and police. Spartacus heads to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban. Helping him is a troop of SAS so they can capture the top ten leaders of the Taliban. On his return home, Spartacus witnesses his sister’s first day of attending the Army Cadet Force. After he attends several meetings of the ACF with his sister, Spartacus is ordered into his father’s office and is informed that the Canadian governor general has received an intelligence report from a mole in the CIA. His mission is to obtain the details of America’s plans to invade Canada. With the help of the mole, he gains entrance into the Pentagon, where he places the plans on the mole’s laptop to ensure her loyalties are with Canada. His plan is to blackmail the mole by getting her to hand over the plans to a group of Commonwealth spies. Spartacus requests permission to patrol the border of the 49th Parallel until he reaches a special place to witness and video record the Incident on the 49th Parallel. All the member states of the Commonwealth of Nations declared war on the U.S. and President Lincoln asked for an armistice after thirty days. In a special meeting, the USA is reduced to fifteen states.

The Algiers Motel Incident

Author: John Hersey

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801857775

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 4402

Responding to a telephoned report of sniping, the Detroit police invaded the Algiers Motel and interrogated ten black men and two white women. By the time the interrogators left, three men had been shot to death and the others, including the women, beaten. The late Pulitzer Prize winning novelist John Hersey described the event in this book, based on months of personal investigation and detailed evidence.

An Incident

Author: N.A

Publisher: Google, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 79

View: 6456

Incident Management for Operations

Author: Robb Schnepp, Ron Vidal, and Chris Hawley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491917792

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1518

Are you satisfied with the way your company responds to IT incidents? How prepared is your response team to handle critical, time-sensitive events such as service disruptions and security breaches? IT professionals looking for effective response models have successfully adopted the Incident Management System (IMS) used by firefighters throughout the US. This practical book shows you how to apply the same response methodology to your own IT operation. You’ll learn how IMS best practices for leading people and managing time apply directly to IT incidents where the stakes are high and outcomes are uncertain.

Jazz, Perfume and the Incident

Author: Seno Gumira Ajidarma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9786029144222

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9222

In Jakarta's gleaming center a man and a woman watch each other from adjoining skyscrapers. The man, a journalist, has on his desk reports he doesn't dare publish of a massacre in East Timor. He contemplates the demands of truth and confronts the split in his world between a sophisticated urban life where the women waft by in signature perfumes, and the primitive oppression of Indonesia's army state in East Timor. Only jazz mediates. A music of raw emotion and powerful refinement, urbane yet born in the growl and moan of generations of slaves, jazz is not literal, but absolutely true. So too this novel, which defied Indonesia's regime of censorship and made available, in its pages, the heavily censored reality that journalists dared not report. In "Jazz, Perfume and the Incident," Seno Gumira Ajidarma combines the surreal and the actual in a way that forever changed Indonesian literature and political discourse.