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McGraw: The Incredible Untold Story of Tam 'The Licensee' McGraw
Reg McKay - 2008
He rose from poverty in the city's East End to amass a vast fortune from crime and, when he died in 2007, his empire stretched from Glasgow to the Canaries. When he was alive, few would talk openly about the man known as 'The Licensee'. But now his incredible, untold story can finally be revealed. Real stories about the time McGraw cheated The Godfather, risking his life to end a dynasty. How he was behind the UK's biggest coke heist and who paid the price. Who killed the six Doyles in the Ice Cream Wars. Why the BarL Team was never caught even with MI5 on their case. Armed jail breakouts - who arranged them, who grassed them. There are hit contracts, backstabbings, vendettas and scores to settle with everyone from The Godfather to The Devil, M Family, Specky Boyd and Paul Ferris. McGraw did all that and much more yet was never caught. Why? He was The Licensee. Licensed to Commit Crime.
Prime Suspect: The True Story of John Cannan, the Only Man the Police Want to Investigate for the Murder of Suzy Lamplugh
Christopher Berry-Dee - 1992
After Cannan's conviction, the Lamplugh case was closed. Yet to this day, Cannan denies his involvement in the Lamplugh case and protests his innocence in the murder of Shirley Banks—his appeal has been dismissed. Drawing on the latest psychological profiling knowledge developed in America by the FBI and, most importantly, an intense three-year correspondence with Cannan, this book provides a chillingly personal and comprehensive portrait of a complex and intelligent man.
Moorend Farm (Sinclair Family Saga Book 2)
Gwen Kirkwood - 2019
“A thoroughly entertaining read.” Customer review “I was drawn to the novel for the farming aspect, and was not disappointed by discovering such a wonderful read.” Discovering Diamonds SET DURING THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY Moorend Farm, Yorkshire, Before the First World War. William and Emma Sinclair have settled into life at Moorend Farm in West Yorkshire and live happily with their growing family, believing they have left the shame of their past behind. William is determined to prove his success to his embittered mother, and chart a secure living for his sons. DISCOVER A BEAUTIFUL AND HEART-WARMING TALE When Emma takes Jamie and Meg to visit her parents in Scotland, they receive a warm welcome from all their relations, except 'Grandmother Sinclair'. She sows seeds of doubt in Jamie's mind, telling him he is not a Sinclair. Her animosity stems from a secret in her own past. This also affects the happiness of her eldest daughter, Maggie, who is on the threshold of discovering it is never too late to experience the tenderness of love. WILL SECRETS FROM THE PAST DESTROY THEIR FUTURE? PERFECT FOR FANS OF NADINE DORRIES, GLENDA YOUNG, DILLY COURT OR SHEILA NEWBERRY. ALSO BY GWEN KIRKWOOD SINCLAIR FAMILY SAGA Book 1: Moorland Mist Book 2: Moorend Farm
An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Collection - GHI
Diana Xarissa - 2018
Guests and Guilt Fenella Woods is less than excited when her brother James announces that he’s coming to visit her. She’s starting to feel truly settled in her new home on the Isle of Man, but James made it clear when she inherited their Aunt Mona’s fortune that he didn’t think it was fair. She can only hope that he’s just coming for a visit and not for a fight about the estate. When he arrives with a girlfriend Fenella knew nothing about in tow, she’s even less excited about the three-week visit. But James’s girlfriend, Stephanie, grew up on the island and she has her own reasons for wanting to be there. When Stephanie turns up dead, is it just an unfortunate accident or was someone unhappy to see the woman back on the island? Police Inspector Mark Hammersmith is on the case, and he’s quick to consider James as a suspect. When James recounts a story from Stephanie’s past that sounds impossible, Mark seems inclined to discount it as fiction. When someone tries to kill James, though, Fenella is convinced that it’s true. Can she persuade Mark to see things her way? And can she keep her big brother safe from a killer who might just try again? Hop-tu-Naa and Homicide It’s Hop-tu-Naa time on the Isle of Man and Fenella Woods is excited to learn more about this uniquely Manx celebration. When a day of fun at Cregneash village ends with Fenella finding a dead body, though, she finds herself tangled up in another murder investigation. When the inspector in charge of the case calls on Daniel Robinson to help with the investigation, Fenella finds an uncomfortable distance has grown between herself and handsome Inspector Robinson. The distance is only reinforced by the ubiquitous presence of Tiffany Perkins, a pretty young police inspector who’d been on the same course as Daniel. No one seems to have had a motive for killing young Phillip Pierce. He’d only been on the island for a short while. He was newly married and his beautiful widow seems suitably devastated. Can Fenella work out why the man was killed? Will Daniel seek her help with this investigation or is he determined to keep her at arm’s length? And if he is keeping his distance, is Tiffany the reason or is there something else going on? Invitations and Investigations Fenella Woods is pleased when police inspector Daniel Robinson asks for her help with another cold case. It isn’t the first time he’s asked her to share her thoughts on an old case, but things have been difficult between the pair since Daniel returned from a lengthy course in the UK. Ronald Sherman disappeared nearly seven years ago. It seems everyone who knew the man has a different idea as to why. Fenella and her friend, Shelly Quirk, find themselves talking to a number of different people about the missing man. As if helping Daniel isn’t enough to keep Fenella busy, she’s planning a banquet for her first Thanksgiving on the island. Sending invitations and sharing recipes with the chef at the restaurant she’s chosen seems to take up a lot of her time. Can Fenella and Shelly work out what actually happened to Ronald? Is Daniel hoping to rekindle his romance with Fenella over witness statements? Will Fenella’s Thanksgiving feast be a success or is it a disaster waiting to happen?
Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn | Summary & Analysis
Book*Sense - 2015
The first novel of New York Times’ Best Selling Author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects explores the depths of the human psyche, from its simple complexities to the more outrageous ones. The narrative tells a tale about the malleability of the human mind, and how far it can bend towards either side: the normal and the abnormal. The lonely town of Wind Gap, Missouri is at the center of a series of murders by strangulation. What makes these murders even more morbid is the fact that the killer is targeting children: Two girls, aged ten and 9 years old, have been murdered and their bodies disposed of. Nobody in town seems to agree as to who may be held responsible for these unwarranted crimes. This companion to Sharp Objects also includes the following: • Book Review • Story Setting Analysis of Sharp Objects • Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel • Details of Characters & Key Character Analysis • Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed • Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols… • And Much More! This Analysis of Sharp Objects fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.
Warriors of the Way
Orlando A. Sanchez - 2016
After participating in the special promotion, Dante finds himself thrust into the hidden world of the Spiritual Warriors, a group of men and women, fighters with special abilities who are trained and dedicated to keeping this plane of existence safe from evil. He discovers that a war has been raging between the Warriors, those sworn to protect this plane of existence from destruction and the Shadows, those who would see it enslaved under the rule of evil. The Ascendants-Book 2 Ascendants are being killed and the barrier between worlds is failing. Dante, along with a group of Warriors and Guardians must confront the Harbinger. An undying servant of Lucius, a killer who can’t die. His purpose is to destroy the barriers and recapture Maelstrom-a sentient weapon of evil created by his master and wielded by Dante. Can Dante learn how to control Maelstrom before the evil corrupts and kills him? Can the Warriors of the Way stop the Harbinger, and prevent the fall of the barriers before it's too late? Or will Lucius escape and kill them all? The Fallen Warrior-Book 3 In a nearly fatal ritual, the shadow of Lucius has seared Dante, stripping him of Maelstrom and cutting him off from his chi. Dante, now a fallen warrior must find a way to undo the searing using only his skill and training to face those who want him dead. There are rumors of another weapon. A weapon powerful enough to stand against Maelstrom and Lucius.To find this weapon, Sylk will have to follow the trail of the Mikai back to the Warriors of the Way. Someone is forcing them to kidnap and eliminate the Rah Ven. Someone powerful enough to strike fear in the hearts of the Mikai and control the Black Lotus, who have designated Meja rogue and a traitor, a crime punishable by death. Can Dante undo the searing in time to face Lucius and Maelstrom? Will Sylk find the path to the weapon, discovering who controls the Mikai and the Black Lotus? Will Meja prove her innocence, or fail and be killed? The Warrior Ascendant-Book 4 The Wheel has unleashed the Kriyas. Creatures of fearsome power that devour life-force. They have been set on a path to destroy anyone who stands in the way of recovering the three foci, weapons of immense power. Dante, having undone the searing must now locate the third foci, Shadowstrike, the only weapon powerful enough to stand against Maelstrom and Lucius. From his prison in the forgotten plane, Lucius now with the power of Maelstrom has been patiently restoring the connection to the Nexus. One more weapon will complete the bridge. Once restored every plane will be in danger of destruction. Dante, together with Sylk and Meja, return to the Akashic Records. There they will seek to uncover the identity of The Wheel. Will they find Shadowstrike, stop the Kriyas, and prevent Lucius from escaping? The Master Warrior-Book 5 Dante has bonded to Shadowstrike. There is only one problem, the weapon is slowly killing him. The Wheel reveals his plan for dominion and destruction of the planes. In order to face this threat, Dante faces his hardest decision as a warrior. Will he sacrifice his life so that others may live or will he fight for survival? The Warriors of the Way is an action filled mix of martial arts, magic and mayhem.
The Trader and the Rescued Bride
Indiana Wake - 2020
When she sees an advert for a Mail Order Bride, she knows this is her one chance to escape.FREE with Kindle Unlimited.David Richardson is a successful trader, suddenly he realizes how lonely life has become. When he advertises for a bride, Lily’s reply pulls to him. When he meets the timid but pretty woman, he knows he must help her. Her honesty and need to escape are apparent. David takes her as his bride, but will they ever find love?Lily makes friends and learns that a wealthy landowner is stopping her husband from trading with the local Indian tribe. Can she help her husband out? Can she repay him for saving her?As trouble stirs in Hope Ridge, she realizes she wants more from her marriage than safety, is love possible for someone like her?Find out in The Trader and the Rescued Bride a sweet mail order bride romance from bestselling author Indiana Wake.
Minecraft: Ultimate Book of Secrets: Unbelievable Minecraft Secrets You Coudn't Imagine Before!
Minecraft Books - 2014
This Minecraft ULTIMATE Book of Secrets designed to help you discover secrets you couldn't imagine before! Become a pro in Minecraft! Master your game right now! * Extremely easy to read! * Tons of secrets! * Explore Minecraft features you never knew about ! All-in-one secrets book, 2014.
Noel Hynd - 2020
“(Hynd is)…a few notches above the Ludlums and Clancys of the world." - Booklist. 'Eisenhower’s Spy' is Noel Hynd’s tough hard-hitting sequel to 'Truman’s Spy'. It is a major new work of action and espionage from the author of 'Flowers From Berlin' and 'Return to Berlin.' It is the summer of 1958. President Dwight D. Eisenhower personally enlists F.B.I. Special Agent Thomas Buchanan (the central character of Hynd’s 'Truman’s Spy') for a top secret assignment independent of the FBI and CIA. The President asks Buchanan to oversee the investigation of a perplexing murder in broad daylight in Manhattan. The best detectives in New York City cannot pull the case together. Or maybe they don’t want to. Was the homicide a random slaying, a gangland ‘hit,’ a drug deal gone wrong or a political assassination? And the further question: why is this homicide, which might otherwise be a state or city investigation, the focus of such close White House attention? Within days of starting his investigation, Buchanan finds himself, his life, his career and the woman he loves in jeopardy. He navigates a lethal web of Russian spies, local hoodlums, political provocateurs from the left and the right, the CIA, rival agents in the FBI, surly New York cops and Caribbean revolutionaries. The case is a nightmare, as are its ramifications. Equally perilous are the gritty gang-controlled urban streets where Buchanan must go to seek answers. Buchanan soon finds himself working with an unpredictable New York City police lieutenant named Paul Maguire. A beautiful but suspicious young woman named Laura Brookfield filters in and out of the case. Day to day, Laura either aids them or sabotages them. And yet, she may be the key to Buchanan's investigation. The story twists and turns from New York to Washington to Havana and back again. The case comes in and out of focus like a mirage on a broiling summer afternoon. Buchanan moves from the drug dens of upper Manhattan to the mob nightclubs of midtown to the edgy coffee houses of Greenwich Village. He visits the hot jazz joints of the West Fifties and the corrupt police precincts of the pre-Serpico era. Questions are many. Answers are few. Buchanan must make his own good luck. Meanwhile, the President is waiting for a report. To some, America of the 1950’s was a bright, optimistic and prosperous place. But in 'Eisenhower’s Spy' a deeper reality smolders beneath the surface. The decade had begun with two wars: a bloody conflict in Korea that stalemated in 1953 and a global cold war that would intensify through the decade. Berlin, Budapest and Taiwan were flashpoints of conflict and potential sparks for another world war. Americans passed the decade in fear of Soviet subversion from within or a sudden Soviet nuclear attack from afar. Worse, revolutionary ferment was as close as ninety miles south of Florida as Fidel Castro’s revolutionary army crept increasingly closer to mobbed-up Havana. 'Eisenhower’s Spy' is a spy story that buzzes with the energy of numerous intrigues, love affairs, memorable characters, remorseless criminality and quirks of fate set across a dark set of years in the middle of the Twentieth Century. 'Eisenhower’s Spy' will underscore the critics’ lofty assessment of Noel Hynd’s unique way with a tough hard-hitting spy novel: a full cast of memorable people, romance, uncompromising historical accuracy and heart pounding suspense. The millions of readers of Noel Hynd’s previous novels will not be disappointed.
A New Coastline
Terry Frost - 2015
The four ex-Army Rangers, their mates and a couple extended family members had survived the initial devastation in a pre-cold war storage facility built into a mountain they named the Haven. As the group went to bed one night exactly two months after the earthquake they had no knowledge of the new danger coming from the bottom of the Great Crevasse. The New Madrid earthquake had ruptured the continental crust and was beginning to fill the void with billions of tons of salt water. Within ninety days the cities of St. Louis, MO, and Memphis, TN, would be lying under three hundred feet of salt water creating the New Madrid Sea and a New Coastline in the middle of the United States of America.
Out of the Desert
Tom Walker - 2021
Joining the proud and distinguished XXI Squadron, Peter will risk everything to win the plaudits and reputation he desires.But his navigator, Charlie Kendrick, doesn’t see it the same way, and treats his new crew as a marriage of convenience.That is until a series of unforeseen disasters befall the squadron – after their home base is attacked and its aircraft ambushed - suspicions are raised of a double-agent operating in their midst.Braving Italian and German fighters, deadly flak, and a conspiracy of silence, Peter and Charlie enlist the help of Margot Dacre, a gifted intelligence officer with secrets of her own, in a race to prevent further setbacks before it’s too late.The blistering crescendo comes in an intense air battle to prevent the invasion of Greece. XXI Squadron is committed to the fight in a last, desperate struggle to hold onto the Balkans. Peter and Charlie will have to sacrifice everything, to save their friends – and to save Greece.