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|Author||: Michael McCloskey|
|Editor||: Squidlord LLC|
Leaked stories of strange new rules and codes of behavior indicate something's gone sour in the deep space retreats of the superrich corporate execs. Some say that it's only the eccentricities of the powerful leaders of capitalistic society. But others speak of dark, twisted rituals, human slavery and illegal experiments in banned technologies.Bren Marcken is a robot handler and strategist on a special team of the United Nations Space Force, formed to occupy the corporate space stations and seize their technological secrets. To accomplish the mission, he's been authorized to field artificial intelligences that he considers just as dangerous as the enemy.Chris Adrastus is an aggressive young executive whose careful machinations have carried him to a high position at the powerful European Union company, Vineaux Genomix. Instead of finding satisfaction, he's become disillusioned with what he discovers at the top of the executive world.Aldriena Niachi is a covert operative of Black Core, a Brazilian software company with a global sphere of influence. She's about to find out what Black Core will do for a technological lead. Do some kinds of knowledge come at inordinate cost, even for a supercorporation?
|Author||: Francis MacDonnell|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
Nazi Germany's efforts to weaken the United States by subversion failed miserably. Bungling spies were captured and half-hearted efforts at sabotage came to nothing. Yet anyone who lived through WWII remembers the chilling posters warning Americans that "Enemy Agents Have Big Ears" and "Loose Lips Sink Ships." Even Superman joined the struggle against these insidious foes. In 1940, polls showed that 71% of Americans believed a Nazi Fifth Column had penetrated the country. Almost half were convinced that spies, saboteurs, dupes, and rumor-mongers lurked in their own neighborhoods and work-places. These fears extended to the White House and Congress. In this book, Francis MacDonnell explains the origins and consequences of America's Fifth Column panic, arguing that conviction and expedience encouraged President Roosevelt, the FBI, Congressmen, Churchill's government, and Hollywood to legitimate and exacerbate American's fears. Gravely weakening the isolationists, fostering Congress's role in rooting out Un-American activities, and instigating the creation of the modern intelligence establishment, the Fifth Column scare did far more than sell movie tickets, comic books, and pulp fiction. Insidious Foes traces the panic from its origins in the minds of reasonable Americans who saw the vulnerability of their open society in an age of encroaching totalitarianism.
|Author||: Bradley Walton|
|Author||: Catherine Coulter|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
"FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder eighty-six-year-old Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected... Meanwhile, Special Agent Cam Wittier leaves Washington for Los Angeles to work with local Detective Daniel Montoya to lead the hunt for the Starlet Slasher, a serial killer who has cut the throats of five young actresses. When a sixth young actress is murdered, Cam comes to realize the truth might be closer than she'd ever want to believe."--
|Author||: Richard Telofski|
The battle for the meaning of your corporate image is on and Richard Telofski explains how you can fight back in todays online world. The battle is being waged in social media by ordinary and not-so-ordinary competition that subtly and insidiously competes for your companys reputation. Discover this new Insidious Competition, what they do, how they do it, and why they mangle the meaning of your company in the twenty-first century global town square. Learn what you can do about it. Recognize the Different Types of Insidious Competitors within Social Media. Learn about the Tools Each Type of Corporate Image Competitor Wields. Know the Attack Types They Use on YOUR Corporate Image. Understand That for Insidious Competitors Its Not about Truth and Reality. See How Digital Crowd Behavior Can Redefine Your Corporate Image. Explore Counter Strategies and Tactics. The new digital media battle will not be against hackers. It will be in the insidious struggle for meaning. Your company is under an inexorable attack in the new business and social world of the twenty-first century. That attack wont stop. Learn how to preserve your companys image, and, along with it, your job and your childrens future.
|Author||: Aleatha Romig|
|Editor||: Romig Works LLC|
Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions… Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the smart, sexy thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author ALEATHA ROMIG! When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks… “Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.” Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price. Even me. Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right? INSIDIOUS is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title by ALEATHA ROMIG. **Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only.**
|Author||: A.D. Justice|
|Editor||: A.D. Justice|
Jillian didn’t heed my warning . . . but then, neither did I. She didn’t know her life was still in danger or that her every move was being watched. Convincing her that she needed my protection required all my resources. Even then, she didn’t want me around. Making her fall in love with me again would be nearly impossible. But I’m Damon Marchetti, and I don’t know how or when to quit.
|Author||: Dawn Metcalf|
True evil is rarely obvious. It is quiet, patient. Insidious. Awaiting the perfect moment to strike. Joy Malone finally knows who she is, where she comes from and how to live in two worlds at once. And now she can introduce her family and friends to her mysterious boyfriend, Indelible Ink. But when Ink's twin sister, Invisible Inq, calls in a favor, Joy must accept a dangerous mission to find a forgotten door between worlds—a door hiding a secret that some will kill to keep. Unseen enemies, treasonous magic and an unthinkable betrayal threaten both the Twixt and human worlds as Joy races to expose an ancient conspiracy and unleash the unalterable truth—some secrets cannot remain secret forever.
|Author||: Jerald Greenberg|
Insidious Workplace Behavior (IWB) refers to low-level, pervasive acts of deviance directed at individual or organizational targets. Because of its inherently stealthy nature, scientists have paid little attention to IWB, allowing us to know very little about it. With this book, that now is changing. The present volume - the first to showcase this topic - presents original essays by top organizational scientists who share the most current thinking about IWB. Contributors examine, for example, the many forms that IWB takes, focusing on its antecedents, consequences, and moderators. They also highlight ways that organizational leaders can manage and constrain IWB so as to attenuate its adverse effects. And to promote both theory and practice in IWB, contributors also discuss the special problems associated with researching IWB and strategies for overcoming them. Aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners in the organizational sciences - especially industrial-organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and human resource management - this seminal volume promises to inspire research and practice for years to come.
|Author||: Rain Oxford|
|Editor||: Rain Oxford|
Devon Sanders, a private investigator known for his efficiency and discretion, has never let a little rain stop him from solving a case. Unfortunately, the storm that is brewing in the paranormal world might just spell the end for Quintessence. When allies turn foe and trust becomes a commodity, Devon will have to use his intuition, detective skills, and friends to save not only the students of Quintessence, but the entire paranormal community. Amidst it all, he discovers that sacrificing what is most precious to him is a lot more than he bargained for. This time, the elementals are not on his side and Devon will learn that all magic comes at a price. Magic is elemental.
|Author||: Sax Rohmer|
Being a somewhat detailed account of the amazing adventures of Nayland Smith in his trailing of the sinister Chinaman. The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu is the first title in the famous series of "Yellow Peril" novels published by English writer Sax Rohmer, aka Henry Sarsfield Ward (1883-1959), between 1913 and 1959. The novel, like its many sequels, pits the "evil genius" of the Far East against the British Duo, Denis Nayland Smith and his sidekick Dr. Petrie.
|Author||: Mr.Bas B. Bakker,Mr.Leslie Lipschitz|
|Editor||: International Monetary Fund|
This paper describes the anatomy of two types of balance-sheet macroeconomic crises. Conventional balance-sheet crises are triggered by external imbalances and balance sheet vulnerabilities. They typically occur after capital inflows have led to a substantial build up of foreign currency exposure. Insidious crises are triggered by internal imbalances and balance sheet vulnerabilities. They occur in high-growth economies when an initially equilibrating shift in relative prices and resources and credit in favor of the nontraded sector overshoots equilibrium. The paper argues that policymakers are now better able to forestall conventional crises, but they are much less capable of early detection and avoidance of insidious crises.
|Author||: A. J. Hartley|
The second book in the quirky and enchanting Darwen Arkwright series, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society! THE WORLD BEYOND THE MIRROR HOLDS MORE SECRETS. . . . Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright's life changed forever when he first set foot in Silbrica, the wondrous and magical world beyond the mirror. Now, he and his friends Rich and Alexandra--the Peregrine Pact--must journey to Costa Rica to save a boy who's been stolen by the Insidious Bleck, a giant tentacled creature that leaves destruction in its wake. But what at first seemed to be a single kidnapping turns out to be an elaborate conspiracy that threatens the very future of our world. And this time, old allies can't be trusted, and the danger runs deeper than Darwen could have ever imagined. Kirkus Reviews called the first Darwen book "Brilliant!" and we think you'll agree. It's a completely modern take on the kind of fantasy that has delighted middle-grade readers for generations.
|Author||: Franklin E. Zimring|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
The phenomenal growth of penal confinement in the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century is still a public policy mystery. While there is unanimous condemnation of the practice, there is no consensus on the causes nor any persuasive analysis of what is likely to happen in the coming decades. In The Insidious Momentum of American Mass Incarceration, Franklin E. Zimring seeks a comprehensive understanding of when, how, and why the United States became the world leader in incarceration to further determine how the use of confinement can realistically be reduced. To do this, Zimring first profiles the growth of imprisonment after 1970, emphasizing the important roles of both the federal system and the distribution of power and fiscal responsibility among the levels of government in American states. He also examines the changes in law enforcement, prosecution and criminal sentencing that ignited the 400% increase in rates of imprisonment in the single generation after 1975. Finally, Zimring then proposes a range of strategies that can reduce prison population and promote rational policies of criminal punishment. Arguing that the most powerful enemy to reducing excess incarceration is simply the mundane features of state and local government, such as elections of prosecutors and state support for prison budgets, this book challenges the convential ways we consider the issue of mass incarceration in the United States and how we can combat the rising numbers.
|Author||: Lucy Papillon Ph.D.|
|Editor||: Archway Publishing|
The #MeToo movement has revealed an insidious epidemic that plagues society. Sexual assault is easy to deny that it happened at all—both for the victim and the perpetrator. Often there is no evidence. It can take years for some victims to find their voice around sexual assault, if at all. Meanwhile the perpetrators’ misuse of sexual power can deny their culpability forever. Dr. Lucy Papillon relies on her own #MeToo experiences as well as case studies from eighteen years of clinical practice to explore rape culture and its effects on women, examine the ways in which trauma and mistreatment can change a woman’s entire life, and demonstrate the necessity of facing darkness to reach the light of equality. Dr. Papillon blends personal narratives with practical tools to invoke awareness in both genders of how systemic and pervasive the problem has become while gently suggesting helpful methods to break through barriers to effect positive change and inspire those suffering from abuse to reclaim their power. How Dare You! shares compelling stories and useful tools to paint a poignant portrait of present-day culture and empower women and those suffering from abuse to participate in their own journey toward awareness and recovery.
|Author||: Francis WOLLASTON|
|Author||: Michele Acker|
The Malign Hand of the Markets The Insidious Forces on Wall Street that are Destroying Financial Markets and What We Can Do About it
|Author||: John Staddon|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH WALL STREET? And How Do We Fix It? Even after the global financial meltdown of 2008, economists have clung to Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand” theory of an always selfregulating market that benefits private and public interests alike. But Duke University professor John Staddon is here to tell that there’s also another, darker force at work on Wall Street—a “Malign Hand” that guides all human interactions, including our finances. Combining psychology, behavioral economics, and other sciences, Staddon’s explosive new theory reveals the underlying principles behind the economic crisis, exposing the invisible mechanisms that drive our markets today. You’ll learn how we can: Prevent market bubbles from building Distinguish voluntary from involuntary market risk and regulate them differently Simplify and restore Glass-Steagall Understand market mechanisms through Darwinian dynamics Moderate boom and bust cycles and make financial markets sustainable Using economic theory, global market trends, and psychological research, Staddon’s electrifying book is both analytical and prescriptive—with a number of possible solutions to our most pressing economic concerns. You’ll learn about the wrong assumptions that underlie our present system, basic rules for managing risk, and the real reasons behind the market’s greatest successes and biggest disasters. You’ll hear surprising insights into the delicate relationship between Wall Street and Washington—with assessments of the bailouts, the Dodd-Frank bill, and other attempts at financial regulation. Best of all, you’ll discover realistic solutions that can stop the boom-and-bust cycle once and for all. Compelling, controversial, and remarkably thorough, The Malign Hand of the Markets will change the way we plan our future, manage our finances, and build our fortunes.