The first book in a series of short ghost stories from the authors'personal experiences as far back as a toddler.The first book in a series of short ghost stories from the authors'personal experiences as far back as a toddler through the early teens.
The FBI wants him arrested.
The CIA wants him to disappear.
And the owner of a Russian mercenary group wants him dead.
But what is hiding in the CIA's top secret personnel file on Max Fend? The one that even his FBI investigator isn't allowed to see?
A mysterious cyber attack on Fend Aerospace triggers an investigation into Max Fend, the son of aerospace tycoon Charles Fend. Fend Aerospace is only days away from launching the world's first autonomous commercial airliner, and investigators are struggling to connect the dots.
But when Pavel Morozov, a wealthy ex-KGB agent, shows up from a past Charles had long forgotten, the pieces begin falling into place. Morozov plans to execute a deadly and nefarious plot...and it centers on Max Fend.
Now, Max must team up with an old flame, Canadian hacker Renee LeFrancois. Together, they will attempt to unravel Morozov's plans, before it is too late...
Bondi Detective is a crime detective series set in Bondi Beach, in Sydney, Australia. It is the story of Detective Chief Inspector Joe Charnock. He is a widowed, 50-something who investigates grisly murders in the most cosmopolitan suburb of Sydney. He is uncompromising, tough, and still grieving the tragic loss of his wife Lucy in a cliff fall 10 years earlier. Her death haunts him. Part One.It's been twenty-five years since the Shins and Briters escaped from Edge, and Perrin and Mahrree have enjoyed watching their posterity grow in peace. But nothing in the world is the same. With governments destroyed, villages renamed, and armies in control, chaos is swirling.None of that affects the General of Salem or Professor Shin, except for an old worldly story about Colonel Shin's downfall caused by his traitorous wife and his sergeant major, Shem Zenos.Lemuel Thorne, Perrin's former captain in Edge and now the general of the world's northern army, keeps the story alive as a painful and powerful reminder to his soldiers about treachery and heroism.While Perrin and Mahrree readily dismiss the tale, their adventure-hungry 18-year-old grandson, Young Perrin Shin, finds the story, the world, and even General Thorne too intriguing to ignore.Book 6 in the "Forest at the Edge" series: Part fantasy, part adventure, part humor, part romance, part mystery all equates to a wholly entertaining and unique family saga. You've never read anything quite like this before.
An unemployed man has to make a mortgage payment at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). On a whim he scribbles a message on the input card and soon receives a communication from the computer. The man and the ATM develop a ‘relationship’ which solves his financial worries, gives him important information about the bank, and leads to employment - with the bank. But can the relationship last?An unemployed man has to make a mortgage payment outside his bank using an early model Automated Teller Machine (ATM). On a whim he scribbles a message on the input card and soon receives a communication from the computer. The man and the ATM develop a ‘relationship’ which solves his financial worries, gives him important information about the bank, and leads to executive employment – with the bank. But, as can happen, it is difficult to maintain a relationship indefinitely. The story was published in 1983 and also broadcast as a radio story. Although the story is set in the ‘historical’ context of an earlier generation of bank computing, the plot is still plausible as it involves the moral values of Big Banking as they were to be revealed over the decades.
We think of the Indian Constitution as a founding document, embodying a moment of profound transformation from being ruled to becoming a nation of free and equal citizenship. Yet the working of the Constitution over the last seven decades has often failed to fulfil that transformative promise. Not only have successive Parliaments failed to repeal colonial-era laws that are inconsistent with the principles of the Constitution, but constitutional challenges to these laws have also failed before the courts. Indeed, in numerous cases, the Supreme Court has used colonial-era laws to cut down or weaken the fundamental rights. The Transformative Constitution by Gautam Bhatia draws on pre-Independence legal and political history to argue that the Constitution was intended to transform not merely the political status of Indians from subjects to citizens, but also the social relationships on which legal and political structures rested. He advances a novel vision of the Constitution, and of...