Cartel Wives

A True Story of Deadly Decisions, Steadfast Love, and Bringing Down El Chapo
Author: Mia Flores,Olivia Flores
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538745267
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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An astonishing, revelatory, and redemptive memoir from two women who escaped the international drug trade, with never-before-revealed details about El Chapo, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the dangerous world of illicit drugs. Olivia and Mia Flores are married to the highest level drug traffickers ever to become US informants. Their husbands worked with--and then brought down--El Chapo, as well as dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels. They had everything money could buy: luxury cars, huge houses, and expensive jewelry--but they chose to give it all up when they cooperated with the US government. They knew that life was about more than wealth; it was about love, family, and doing what's right. CARTEL WIVES is a love story, a "Married to the Mob" story, an insider's look into the terrifying but high-flying empire of the new world of drugs, and, finally, the story of a major DEA and FBI operation.

Never Trust a Saint


Author: Melissa Jane
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523848133
Category:
Page: 212
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A SAINT. A protector from evil. One who without fear will lead you safely through darkness. LOS SANTOS. Cold and ruthless. A CARTEL who cares only for revenge and glory. My name is Nina Cross, and I'm the Los Santos's newest prey. Determined to prove my partners innocence and avenge his violent death, I stumbled naively into the spider's web. Tangled with lies and hunted for truth I was shadowed with each step I took. That was until one man, relentless in his touch and his desire threatened to bring me to my knees in ways I both craved and feared. Jair Ruiz. Powerful, brooding and confident and not at all who he seems. He has me in his sights and has every intention of toying with his newest target while fighting to keep us both alive. When the FBI turns it back on you and Los Santos cartel have already dug your grave, who is there left to trust? Only one man. A saviour. But if I look my saint in the eye and all I see is the devil...do I run? "I'm not entirely good. I'm not entirely bad. But I'm enough of a little of each to ruin you."

Men of Courage

Trapped!\Buried!\Stranded!
Author: Lori Foster,Donna Kauffman,Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460382633
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Three sexy stories together in one collection, for the first time! The men are heroes—strong, fearless… Fireman Ethan Winters ran headlong into a burning building to find Rosie Carrington. Rescue worker Brett Gannon defied the aftershocks of a San Francisco earthquake to prevent Haley Brubaker from entering her collapsing home. And emergency-room doctor Matt Walker braved gale force winds and rising floodwater to rescue scientist Molly Stanton. And impossible to resist! For Rosie, the heat in Ethan's eyes was enough to start a three-alarm blaze! As for Haley, being trapped amidst the rubble with Brett meant heightened tension—and heightened passion. And sheltering together from the storm, Molly needed Matt to make love to her. It was the only way for her to know she was still alive…and that she'd stay that way.

Hotel Scarface

Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami
Author: Roben Farzad
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0399583254
Category: History
Page: 352
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Drugs, disco, and debauchery: This is the wild true story of the Mutiny, the decadent hotel that embodied Miami's cocaine-fueled heyday--and inspired the legendary film Scarface. In the seventies, coke hit Miami like a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like the Mutiny. Rock stars and models flocked to the hotel's club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, while upstairs, marathon orgies raged in the elaborate fantasy suites. But as the kilos--and bodies--began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, Hotel Scarface is an extraordinary work of investigative journalism, a portrait of a city high on excess and greed.

Hat Trick


Author: Kristen Mazzola
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692788448
Category:
Page: 196
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One accident - a freaking car crash. That's all it took to send my brother's and my life into a tailspin with no end in sight. I was going to be something. I was going to be the best. I had the Olympics in my sights. And it all went to shit in one flash. Brayden wasn't ready to raise a younger sister when I was thrown into his lap. He had his life and everything going for him. Thankfully, he was still drafted to his dream hockey team. The same one dad played for when we were growing up. It took time, but I started to get better, started to open up, started skating and even dating again. I even thought I found the perfect guy for me. Isn't it funny how guys hit on you when they know you're not available, but when you're single they won't give you the freaking time of day? I guess the game is more fun that way. And for the captain of my brother's team, that's exactly what I was. A hat trick is three goals in hockey. Some say three is a crowd and they might be right. I was Gavin Hayes' unobtainable goal. *A No Cheating Standalone*

Beguiled

A Romance Novel
Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1488029997
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Romance and betrayal simmer in this unforgettable reader-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster, available for the first time as a standalone ebook. P.I. Dane Carter assumed his murdered twin's identity to find his killer. Angel Morris was his main suspect—a woman his twin had betrayed. Now Dane could destroy her trust again. By falling in love with her… Originally published in 1999.

Welcoming the Stranger

Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate
Author: Matthew Soerens,Jenny Hwang Yang
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830878408
Category: Religion
Page: 242
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Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable. In this book World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. They put a human face on the issue and tell stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible and just, as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors.

America's Prisoner

The Memoirs of Manuel Noriega
Author: Manuel Antonio Noriega
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 293
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The former leader of Panama presents his own perspective on his life, U.S. aggression, and allegations that he was a drug dealer and murderer

Murder and Politics in Mexico

Political Killings in the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica and its Consequences
Author: Sara Schatz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441980687
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
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Murder and Politics in Mexico studies the causes of political killings in Mexico’s liberalization-democratization within the larger context of political repression. Mexico’s democratization process has entailed a little known but highly significant cost of human lives in pre- and post-election violence. The majority of these crimes remain in a state of impunity: in other words, no person had been charged with the crime and/or no investigation of it had occurred. This has several consequences for Mexican politics: when the level of violence is extreme and when political killings that are systematic and invasive are involved, this could indicate a real fracture in the democratic system. This book analyzes several dimensions regarding impunity and political crime, more specifically, the political killings of members of the PRD in the post-1988 period in Mexico. The main argument proposed in this book is that impunity for political killings is a structured system requiring one central precondition, namely the failure of the legal system to function as a system of restraint for killings. Dr Schatz’s research finds that political assassinations are indeed rational, targeted actions but they do not occur within an institutional vacuum. Political assassinations are calculated strategies of action aimed at eliminating political rivals. As a form of interpersonal violence, political assassination involves direct or implied authorization from political leaders, the availability of assassins for hire and the willingness of some political leaders to utilize them against political opponents, and violent interactions between political parties combined with judicial system ineffectiveness. A corrupt legal system facilitates the use of political assassination and explains the persistence of impunity for political murder over time. To reduce political violence in the transition to electoral democracy, specific institutional conditions, namely a structured system of impunity for murder, must be overcome.

Devoted to Death

Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint
Author: R. Andrew Chesnut
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190633328
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to millions of Latin Americans and immigrants in the U.S. Devotees believe the Bony Lady (as she is affectionately called) to be the fastest and most effective miracle worker, and as such, her statuettes and paraphernalia now outsell those of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Saint Jude, two other giants of Mexican religiosity. In particular, Chesnut shows Santa Muerte has become the patron saint of drug traffickers, playing an important role as protector of peddlers of crystal meth and marijuana; DEA agents and Mexican police often find her altars in the safe houses of drug smugglers. Yet Saint Death plays other important roles: she is a supernatural healer, love doctor, money-maker, lawyer, and angel of death. She has become without doubt one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes.

Dark Alliance

The CIA, the Contras, and the Cocaine Explosion
Author: Gary Webb
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609802020
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 592
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Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, "Kill the Messenger," to be be released in Fall 2014 In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled “Dark Alliance,” revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras. Gary Webb pushed his investigation even further in his book, Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Drawing from then newly declassified documents, undercover DEA audio and videotapes that had never been publicly released, federal court testimony, and interviews, Webb demonstrates how our government knowingly allowed massive amounts of drugs and money to change hands at the expense of our communities. Webb’s own stranger-than-fiction experience is also woven into the book. His excoriation by the media—not because of any wrongdoing on his part, but by an insidious process of innuendo and suggestion that in effect blamed Webb for the implications of the story—had been all but predicted. Webb was warned off doing a CIA expose by a former Associated Press journalist who lost his job when, years before, he had stumbled onto the germ of the “Dark Alliance” story. And though Internal investigations by both the CIA and the Justice Department eventually vindicated Webb, he had by then been pushed out of the Mercury News and gone to work for the California State Legislature Task Force on Government Oversight. He died in 2004.

Capitalism's Achilles Heel

Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System
Author: Raymond W. Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471748587
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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For over forty years in more than sixty countries, Raymond Baker has witnessed the free-market system operating illicitly and corruptly, with devastating consequences. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Baker takes readers on a fascinating journey through the global free-market system and reveals how dirty money, poverty, and inequality are inextricably intertwined. Readers will discover how small illicit transactions lead to massive illegalities and how staggering global income disparities are worsened by the illegalities that permeate international capitalism. Drawing on his experiences, Baker shows how Western banks and businesses use secret transactions and ignore laws while handling some $1 trillion in illicit proceeds each year. He also illustrates how businesspeople, criminals, and kleptocrats perfect the same techniques to shift funds and how these tactics negatively affect individuals, institutions, and countries.

Delicious Vegan Recipes

Vegan Diet, Vegetarian & Whole Foods
Author: Melissa Jane
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781518622069
Category:
Page: 90
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Delicious Vegan Recipes! - With FREE BONUS worth $9.99Are you interested in learning how to prepare a delicious yet healthy vegan meals?Well you've come to the right place! Vegan: Delicious Vegan Recipes - Vegan Diet, Vegetarian & Whole Foods Book will teach you how to prepare amazing delicious vegan meal.You will learn how to prepare things like... Slow-Cooked Quinoa Chili Sweet Potato and Black Bean Wrap Cauliflower and Garbanzo Bean Curry Creamy Spinach Soup Ginger Cookies Chocolate on Chocolate Brownies! Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited, Download Your Copy TODAY!!

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414400990
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 4000
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.