Code of Silence

Living a Lie Comes with a Price
Author: Tim Shoemaker
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310726522
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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Telling the Truth Could Get Them Killed. Remaining Silent Could Be Worse. When Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a man in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives. After being seen by the criminals—who may also be cops—Cooper makes everyone promise never to reveal what they have seen. Telling the truth could kill them. But remaining silent means an innocent man takes the fall, and a friend never receives justice. Is there ever a time to lie? And what happens when the truth is dangerous? The three friends, trapped in a code of silence, must face the consequences of choosing right or wrong when both options have their price.

Code of Silence

Living a Lie Comes with a Price
Author: Tim Shoemaker
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310726937
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 348
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When thirteen-year-olds Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a man in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives.

Code of Silence


Author: Tim Shoemaker
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9781627656153
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 348
View: 7090

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Is there ever a time to lie? What if the truth is dangerous? Three friends witness a violent robbery, and fearing for their lives, make a pact to hide what they know. Trapped in a code of silence, they must face the consequences of choosing right or wrong---when both options have a price.

Breaking the Code of Silence


Author: Alana Wyatt
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781436312660
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 116
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Breaking the Code of Silence: Alana Wyatt Smith Tells All chronicles the intense relationship and whirlwind marriage between a young woman and one of Hip-Hops most beloved artists. An honest and open memoir, Wyatt tells her story of how her turbulent childhood, difficult teenage years and sometimes not-so-wise decisions aided in her development to become a devoted mother and a strong, independent woman. Controversial and straightforward Breaking the Code of Silence holds no punches as Wyatt reveals how her glamorous lifestyle -envied by many wasn´t always so fabulous. Part biography, part cautionary tale, Wyatt tells her story to educate and inspire others to be independent and remain true to themselves.

Code of Silence

The Andre Coppage Story
Author: Ann Lee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478152224
Category: True Crime
Page: 298
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From the disparities of life, to the brutal murders of his love ones and the slow process of justice, Andre is stuck in an emotional whirlwind.

Omerta

Code of Silence
Author: Jack Weaver
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
ISBN: 9781426914270
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Game warden Seeley Houk's mutilated body is found floating in the Mahoning River and rookie Pinkerton detective Dominick Prugitore intends to apprehend the culprits who murdered his friend. But first he must infiltrate an Italian community perched on the bluffs above the Mahoning River between New Castle and Youngstown, Ohio. This ramshackle collection of immigrant shantytowns provides cheap labor for quarries mining limestone for the steel mills in nearby Pittsburgh; the newspapers call it bloody Hillsville. Dominick's first order of business is to gain the trust of and join a secret, cutthroat association called The Black Hand, the dreaded Mafia of his Italian homeland. This is a world of secret codes, duels, vendettas, assassins, bizarre initiation rights, unbridled law enforcement, prejudice, bigotry, and the near slavery of immigrant laborers. The Black Hand is an organization held together by the Omerta, an oath of silence. Breaking the Omerta is the key to solving Houk's murder, but to disobey the Omerta carries a sentence of death, and Dominick must take the vow knowing he is duty bound to violate it.

Code of Silence

How one honest police officer took on Australia's most corrupt police force
Author: Colin Dillon,Tom Gilling
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1952533899
Category: True Crime
Page: 248
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'Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it.' Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story. He was also the first serving police officer to voluntarily appear before the Fitzgerald Commission of Inquiry in 1987 and give first-hand evidence of police corruption. He did this at a time when the Fitzgerald Inquiry was beginning and struggling for traction. His evidence at the Inquiry was instrumental in eventually sending some police, including Police Commissioner Terry Lewis, and politicians to prison. Revealing, powerful and uncompromising, this is the story of Colin Dillon's nearly 40 years in a police force rotten to the core. It describes the extraordinary range of criminal activities - drugs, gaming, SP bookmaking, brothels, vehicle theft - that were allowed to operate with impunity in return for bribes. It also tells of the high price an honest man and his family paid for his decision to break the code of silence.

Women and the Conquest of California, 1542-1840

Codes of Silence
Author: Virginia M. Bouvier
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816524464
Category: History
Page: 266
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Studies of the Spanish conquest in the Americas traditionally have explained European-Indian encounters in terms of such factors as geography, timing, and the charisma of individual conquistadores. Yet by reconsidering this history from the perspective of gender roles and relations, we see that gender ideology was a key ingredient in the glue that held the conquest together and in turn shaped indigenous behavior toward the conquerors. This book tells the hidden story of women during the missionization of California. It shows what it was like for women to live and work on that frontierÑand how race, religion, age, and ethnicity shaped female experiences. It explores the suppression of women's experiences and cultural resistance to domination, and reveals the many codes of silence regarding the use of force at the missions, the treatment of women, indigenous ceremonies, sexuality, and dreams. Virginia Bouvier has combed a vast array of sourcesÑ including mission records, journals of explorers and missionaries, novels of chivalry, and oral historiesÑ and has discovered that female participation in the colonization of California was greater and earlier than most historians have recognized. Viewing the conquest through the prism of gender, Bouvier gives new meaning to the settling of new lands and attempts to convert indigenous peoples. By analyzing the participation of womenÑ both Hispanic and IndianÑ in the maintenance of or resistance to the mission system, Bouvier restores them to the narrative of the conquest, colonization, and evangelization of California. And by bringing these voices into the chorus of history, she creates new harmonies and dissonances that alter and enhance our understanding of both the experience and meaning of conquest.

Breaking the Code of Silence:

A Cop's Journey to Triumph and Truth
Author: Kareem Puranda
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973943402
Category:
Page: 202
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This book shines a light on the fear and mental health concerns that exist not only in underserved communities but also within the law enforcement profession. Through a series of flashbacks, personal stories, and historical connections, Breaking the Code of Silence, serves as a dialogue-starter than can create greater understandings as to why and how healing and bridge building can take place.

OMERTA MAFIA CODE OF SILENCE

Part One and Part Two
Author: Rona Newton & Mark Biermann
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493122711
Category: Fiction
Page: 422
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Marko Bennett a handsome young marine recently returned home from two and a half years in the ‘Special Services,’ in the front line in Afghanistan, fighting against the Taliban. Complete adrenalin junkie, spoilt rich kid who enjoys hanging out with Head of the Crips, Leroy Brown reputed L.A. gangster. Racing Nascars for his big name sponsors, stealing expensive luxury sports cars, Marko street races for Leroy and is linked with the gambling syndicate doing cocaine deals on the side. He winds up in trouble with the law and is sent to New York, by his father the head of the LAPD, who has firm ties to the mafia. Edward Martin, Head Attorney for the Mafia, based in New York, takes young Marko under his wing setting him up as personal assistant to his wife Alessandra who has a label in the Fashion Industry. He has a steamy romance with their daughter Georgia who also works for the massive Fashion Enterprise. He becomes a ‘made man’ hanging out with hard core mobsters and now enjoys very close relations with Ciro Pistone, (The Don), Frankie Napatano, (Underboss) and other core gang members. Actively entrenched in the Mafia as activities and hanging out with the Cartels son, he becomes involved with the Cartels daughter Francesca and falls madly in love. A twist of fate leads him back to New York on a revenge fuelled rampage of murder and bloodshed linking all the way to the White House. Now a ‘Captain’ with the mob, he is fully entrenched in the day to day activities of the mob, Jet setting to Sicily, Ibiza and Monaco living the life of a movie star, doing arms deals with the Bosnians and contract hits for the mob. A powerful story full of action, murder, extortion and romance as Marko becomes one of the ‘untouchables,’ but will he survive to rise up the Mafia ranks

Back Before Dark

Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness ... means going in after them
Author: Tim Shoemaker
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310735009
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Praise for Code of Silence: “Deliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit.” –Booklist Starred Review Taken! A detour through the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk straight into a trap, and Gordy is abducted! For the kidnapper, it’s all a game, a way to settle an old score, with no one getting hurt. But evil has a way of escalating, and once his identity is discovered, the rules change. Despite the best of police efforts, the hours tick by without a clue or a ransom call, leaving everyone to their own fears. Gordy is gone. Cooper descends deeper into a living nightmare, imagining the worst for his best friend and cousin. Hours stretch into days, and talks of a memorial service begin to surface. But Cooper still feels his cousin is alive and develops a reckless plan, changing all the rules. Now the one who set out to rescue his friend needs to be rescued himself. Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness means going in after them.

The Code of Silence Collection

Complete Series
Author: Tim Shoemaker
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310751233
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 992
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This three-book bindup of Tim Shoemaker’s Code of Silence novels takes readers on a series of realistic, nail-biting adventures. In Code of Silence, friends Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery … but when it appears several cops are behind the crime, they aren’t sure who they can trust. Telling the truth could be deadly. But remaining silent could mean an innocent man’s life. In Back Before Dark, the three friends find themselves caught in a trap that leads to Gordy’s abduction. As time goes by without any clues or messages from the kidnapper, Cooper takes things into his own hands. But his choices could place him in even greater danger. Finally, in Below the Surface, what was meant as a peaceful summer vacation turns frightening when Hiro is convinced she witnessed a murder on the lake. Though her instincts are rarely wrong, it appears Hiro may be mistaken this time. Unless the strange accidents happening to Cooper and Gordy are signs of something deeper and more frightening than any of them could imagine.

Omerta

Code of Silence
Author: Luciano Delcremona
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466961597
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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Thrown into the deep end, Violino Bruglioni has a lot to deal with. The death of his father, accordance to the evidence, was in suspicious circumstances—police investigations into the production, sale, and service of illegal substances and an informant in the family. With the Omerta failing and family ties in the air, he realizes wholesale changes need to be made to the leadership and direction of their thing, diving into an audacious plan of setup, murder, and misdirection, which if it works will see him leading organized crime in Queensland.

The Tyranny of Tolerance

A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault
Author: Robert H. Dierker
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307339203
Category: Law
Page: 276
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A distinguished jurist offers a provocative critique of the American legal system to expose an assault on the courts by a radical liberal minority that promotes an atmosphere of tolerance that threatens not only the courts but also the media, higher education, and the electoral system. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Code of Silence


Author: Heather Woodhaven
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 148800837X
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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RUNNING OUT OF TIME Reeling from the news of her late mother's secret life in the Mafia, Gabriella Radcliffe has twenty-four hours to return incriminating evidence her mother stole from them. If she fails, her newfound "family" will kill her aunt—but Gabriella has no idea what the evidence is or where to find it. When her old friend Luke McGuire stumbles on a rogue Mafia member threatening Gabriella, he's shot as they flee from the thug. Now with the clock ticking, Gabriella and Luke are trapped inside her family ranch, following her mother's clues to the items that can free them. But as they fight to save Gabriella's only surviving family member, somebody else wants to find the evidence first…and he's willing to kill for it.

Below the Surface


Author: Tim Shoemaker
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310735025
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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Something is wrong with Cooper. He’s plagued by a fear he doesn’t understand and can’t control. Cooper just wants to escape, and a summer vacation aboard the restored cabin cruiser, The Getaway, with best friends Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk seems like the perfect way to do it. Two weeks of fun—with no mysteries or life-and-death danger. That’s the plan. But their plans are shattered the very first night when they witness a murder. Or did they? Despite their intentions of leaving the investigation to the police, narrow misses and creepy encounters lure them in. Is there really a body floating in the underwater currents of the lake? The closer they get to the truth, the deeper into danger they get. Too late they see the trap. Now each of them must face their own buried fears . . . just below the surface.

The Jews of Silence

A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 080524297X
Category: History
Page: 128
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In the fall of 1965 the Israeli newspaper Haaretz sent a young journalist named Elie Wiesel to the Soviet Union to report on the lives of Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain. “I would approach Jews who had never been placed in the Soviet show window by Soviet authorities,” wrote Wiesel. “They alone, in their anonymity, could describe the conditions under which they live; they alone could tell whether the reports I had heard were true or false—and whether their children and their grandchildren, despite everything, still wish to remain Jews. From them I would learn what we must do to help . . . or if they want our help at all.” What he discovered astonished him: Jewish men and women, young and old, in Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad, Vilna, Minsk, and Tbilisi, completely cut off from the outside world, overcoming their fear of the ever-present KGB to ask Wiesel about the lives of Jews in America, in Western Europe, and, most of all, in Israel. They have scant knowledge of Jewish history or current events; they celebrate Jewish holidays at considerable risk and with only the vaguest ideas of what these days commemorate. “Most of them come [to synagogue] not to pray,” Wiesel writes, “but out of a desire to identify with the Jewish people—about whom they know next to nothing.” Wiesel promises to bring the stories of these people to the outside world. And in the home of one dissident, he is given a gift—a Russian-language translation of Night, published illegally by the underground. “‘My God,’ I thought, ‘this man risked arrest and prison just to make my writing available to people here!’ I embraced him with tears in my eyes.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Unaccountable

What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
Author: Marty Makary
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608198383
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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A New York Times Bestseller

Walking with the Devil

What Bad Cops Don't Want You to Know and Good Cops Won't Tell You. : the Police Code of Silence
Author: Michael W. Quinn
Publisher: Quinn & Associates
ISBN: 9780975912522
Category: Political Science
Page: 277
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Too many good cops have learned, through the Code of Silence, to tolerate bad cops and too many bad apples have escaped consequences as a result. This is a nationwide problem that is undermining the quality and legitimacy of good police work. Most cops don't start their careers believing the ends justify the means, so how did they get that way? We all make mistakes, and somewhere, sometime, we all "walk with the Devil."