📒 Kidnapped By A Client by Sharon R. Muse

Genre : True Crime
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781510735958
Copyright Year : 2020-01-14
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 224
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

“He promised to kill me when he got out. I believed him. If I wanted justice, I had to fight both him and the courts...maybe kill him first. If I didn’t do something, I was going to die.” This is not a manufactured dialogue from a thriller but the words of attorney Sharon Muse. They came after she survived an attempted kidnapping, rape, and murder at the hands of Larry Morrison, a former client. On April 7, 2006, Muse miraculously escaped from the sociopathic Morrison, only to find that the threat to her life was just beginning. Ineptitude in the justice system threatened to release Morrison and allow him the opportunity to finish the job, which he adamantly pledged to do. Muse would have to fight at every step to ensure her safety. Muse would act as her own advocate, investigator, legal counsel, and bodyguard in the years following the event. Kidnapped by a Client covers the brutal kidnapping, two trials, two appeals, procedural errors galore, one Supreme Court reversal, and even Muse’s intricate plan to murder Morrison before he could get to her. Muse would not ultimately execute that plan, and she would emerge victorious in the legal battle thanks to her faith and her own determination and legal acumen. But her safety is not ensured: Morrison is up for parole in 2026. Muse regularly monitors his status. Muse recounts her stranger-than-fiction story in Kidnapped by a Client. Muse analyzes the failures of the legal system, the mistakes she made, the steps she took to protect herself, and how she has coped with trauma. Readers will find not only a compelling narrative, but also insight into how to protect oneself and ensure one’s own safety and well-being.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781416960607
Copyright Year : 2009-09-08
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 176
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

After being abducted when she was ten and abused for five years by her kidnapper, Ray, Alice's only hope of freedom is in death, but her only way to achieve such an escape is to help Ray find the next girl for his collection.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Dancing With The Octopus by Debora Harding

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN_10 : 9781635576139
Copyright Year : 2020-09-22
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 384
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

For readers of Educated and The Glass Castle, a harrowing, redemptive and profoundly inspiring memoir of childhood trauma and its long reach into adulthood. One Omaha winter day in November 1978, when Debora Harding was just fourteen, she was abducted at knifepoint from a church parking lot. She was thrown into a van, assaulted, held for ransom, and then left to die as an ice storm descended over the city. Debora survived. She identified her attacker to the police and then returned to her teenage life in a dysfunctional home where she was expected to simply move on. Denial became the family coping strategy offered by her fun-loving, conflicted father and her cruelly resentful mother. It wasn't until decades later - when beset by the symptoms of PTSD- that Debora undertook a radical project: she met her childhood attacker face-to-face in prison and began to reconsider and reimagine his complex story. This was a quest for the truth that would threaten the lie at the heart of her family and with it the sacred bond that once saved her. Dexterously shifting between the past and present, Debora Harding untangles the incident of her kidnapping and escape from unexpected angles, offering a vivid, intimate portrait of one family's disintegration in the 1970s Midwest. Written with dark humor and the pacing of a thriller, Dancing with the Octopus is a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking narrative of reckoning, recovery, and the inexhaustible strength it takes to survive.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Zero At The Bone by John Heidenry

Genre : True Crime
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN_10 : 1429969385
Copyright Year : 2009-07-21
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 240
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

In 1953, six-year-old Bobby Greenlease, the son of a wealthy Kansas City automobile dealer and his wife, was kidnapped from his Roman Catholic elementary school by a woman named Bonnie Heady, a well-scrubbed prostitute who was posing as one of his distant aunts. Her accomplice, Carl Austin Hall, a former playboy who had run through his inheritance and was just out of the Missouri State Penitentiary, was waiting in the getaway car with a gun, a length of rope and a plastic tarp. The two grifters thought they had a plan that would put them on the road to Easy Street; but, actually, they were on a fast-track to the gas chamber. Shortly after they snatched the little boy, the two demanded a ransom of $600,000.00 from the Greenlease family and it was paid; but, Bobby was already dead, shot in the head by Hall and buried in a flower garden behind the couple's house, exactly where his body was found by police shortly thereafter. The Greenlease ransom was the highest ransom ever paid in the US to that date and the case held the US transfixed in the same way the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby had done decades earlier. In a bone-chilling account of kidnapping, murder and the dogged pursuit of a child's killers, John Heidenry crafts a haunting narrative that involves mob boss Joe Costello, a cast of unsavory grifters, hardboiled detectives and a room at the legendary, but now razed, Coral Court Motel on Route 66. Heady and Hall were apprehended quickly, convicted and executed in a rare double execution in the State of Missouri's gas chamber on a cold December night not long before Christmas. By that time, little Bobby Greenlease was stone cold in his grave and a fickle America had turned back to its Post-War boom. However, one question has never been solved: as Hall was being pursued around Kansas City and St. Louis, half of the ransom was lost and never recovered. Did it end up with the mob via Joe Costello? To this day, no one knows and dead mob bosses tell no tales. In a book that brings to mind films like "Chinatown" and "Double Indemnity", John Heidenry has written a compelling work that blends true crime and American history to take a close look at one of the United States' most notorious murders.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 The Husband by Dean Koontz

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Bantam
ISBN_10 : 0307414329
Copyright Year : 2007-06-15
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 432
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER We have your wife. You get her back for two million cash. On an ordinary afternoon, an ordinary man, a gardener of modest means, gets a phone call out of his worst nightmare. The caller is dead serious. He doesn’t care that Mitch can’t raise that kind of money. If she’s everything to you, then you’ll find a way. Mitch loves his wife more than life itself. He’s got sixty hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he’ll pay a lot more. He’ll pay anything.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 The Chain by Adrian McKinty

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN_10 : 9781409189619
Copyright Year : 2019-07-09
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 352
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

'A heart-stopping roller coaster' DAILY MAIL 'The book everyone is talking about' MIRROR 'A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype' GUARDIAN * * * * * YOUR PHONE RINGS. A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD. TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD. YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM'S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD. IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON'T HAPPEN: YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED. VICTIM. SURVIVOR. ABDUCTOR. CRIMINAL. YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE. YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN * * * * * 'Scary, plausible, gripping.' IAN RANKIN 'You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus - guaranteed.' VAL McDERMID 'I writhed with the pain of withdrawal when I finished it. Deserves to be the popular hit of the year.' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time.' STEPHEN KING 'A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it.' DON WINSLOW 'A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant.' MARK BILLINGHAM 'Striking, memorable, should be savoured.' TANA FRENCH 'Explosively brilliant. Genuinely unputdownable. Terribly plausible' OBSERVER 'I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime.' STEVE CAVANAGH 'An electrifying thriller - one of the very best of its kind' FIONA CUMMINS 'What a fantastic idea and perfectly written. I'm quite jealous.' ANTHONY HOROWITZ 'Terrifying. Terrific.' MICK HERRON 'THE CHAIN does for parenting what Gone Girl did for marriage. A must-read thriller.' JAMES SWALLOW 'Diabolical, unnerving, relentless.' DENNIS LEHANE 'Utterly brilliant' ELLY GRIFFITHS A 'THRILLER OF THE YEAR' SELECTION FOR: GUARDIAN DAILY TELEGRAPH AMAZON EXPRESS OBSERVER TIME MAGAZINE

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 From The Grave by Jay Brandon

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN_10 : 9781448303434
Copyright Year : 2019-11-01
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 240
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Disbarred defence attorney Edward Hall discovers that in order to win his case he has to lose in this tense and twisting legal thriller. "You want me to represent the most hated man in Houston?" Disbarred Texas lawyer Edward Hall returns to the courtroom after accepting an offer from the District Attorney to represent the most obviously guilty defendant in town. It's a poisoned chalice. Not only is his client charged with kidnapping the DA's sister, he is already well-known for the previous kidnapping of a celebrity's son. But if Edward handles this well, he has a chance to regain his law licence. And Edward understand that by 'handling the case well', the DA means he needs to lose. Labouring under this impossible conflict of interest, Edward prepares for the trial with the help of his resourceful girlfriend Linda. But as the trial approaches, Edward finds himself having to solve and prove a completely different case: one of cold-blooded murder.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Jade S Fantasy by Jan Springer

Genre :
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN_10 : 1542483573
Copyright Year : 2017-01-11
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 178
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

When ex-downhill skier Jade Hart's two sisters give her a Kidnap Fantasies questionnaire, Jade is aroused at the prospect of having no-strings fun in the sun with a stranger whose only job would be to fulfill her every intimate fantasy. Although she knows she's too shy to send it in, she secretly pours her deepest wishes into the questionnaire.Soon the Kidnap Fantasies questionnaire mysteriously vanishes and then Jade's fantasy man appears on her luxury yacht in the form of a sexy handyman... Kidnap Fantasies SeriesJade's Fantasy ~ Book OneChristmas Lovers ~ Book TwoZero to Sexy ~ Book Three

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 When She S Gone by Jane Palmer

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
ISBN_10 : 9781629538099
Copyright Year : 2016-11-08
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 304
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Ara Zuyev is a secret to nearly everyone, and those who know anything about her have barely scratched the surface. A bodyguard for a powerful billionaire, she is the last line of defense for the family's inner circle. But when her charge, 16-year-old Samantha Harper, is kidnapped and the FBI are called in, Ara immediately comes under suspicion. She didn't follow basic security protocol, which should have been second nature for her. And now Samantha's life hangs in the balance. Assertive and authoritative, Luke Patrick is the best the FBI has to offer. Nothing about Ara's story is adding up, and when Ara attempts to take control of the investigation, Luke is convinced she knows far more than she's saying. As the case develops and new details are discovered, Ara and Luke are forced to work together. She needs his investigative team. He needs her inside knowledge of the family. But neither of them trust each other. Their uneasy alliance is formed with one goal in mind: to bring Samantha home alive. But what initially looks like a simple kidnapping for ransom quickly spirals into something far more sinister in Jane Palmer's explosive series debut When She's Gone.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN_10 : 9781626560895
Copyright Year : 2014-01-06
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 168
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Most companies talk about excellence, but what does excellence really mean? What specific attitudes and practices lead to excellence? Drawing on years of study and decades of experience, authors Harry Paul, John Britt, and Ed Jent have zeroed in on five core qualities of excellence. In this entertaining and enlightening book, they tell how to give and be your best in each of these five critical dimensions and foster excellence in your organization and in your life. The book begins with a crime being committed: Excellence (personified) has been kidnapped, and Leadership assembles Excellence’s team (Passion, Flexibility, Communication, Competency, and Ownership) and challenges them to work together to get their Excellence back. And who is the culprit? Has Average kidnapped Excellence and replaced Excellence’s team with his own: N. Different, N. Ept, N. Flexible, Miss Communication, and Poser? A mysterious ransom note sparks the struggle between Average and Excellence. Integrated into this tale of organizational excellence is the story of Dave, a delivery man. The kidnapping causes Dave to contemplate his own life and relationships in a way that makes the paths of personal and organizational excellence cross and intertwine. Who Kidnapped Excellence? is a parable that helps organizations and individuals achieve their best in every aspect of their lives.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release