A young man's body washes ashore near Ryan Fortune's ranch—and everyone is surprised to see he has the famous Fortune crown birthmark. Could the mystery man really be “the lost Fortune”? Before Detective Andrea Matthews can find out, she has to convince her young, headstrong—and all right, she'll admit it, sexy—partner Gabe Thunderhawk to stop thinking about his next promotion and start working as part of a team. Being forced to operate together is tricky, though—especially as their oil-and-water personalities become mixed with something much more volatile: desire. In this job there's no room for playing around with the laws of attraction.
Author: Deborah Harmse
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-01-13
A cop who has seen too much of the dark side of life, Mackenzie Hoyle has developed a few rough edges. He's working a murder case and has some hard questions for a troubled student at the local high school. But getting past Rebekah de Bieren challenges his toughest tactics. The tiny, blonde teacher is as protective as a mother lion, making his job a little more difficult - not that he's complaining. She's sexy, straight-shooting, and reawakens something deep and primal he'd forgotten existed. Mack may be as big, tough, and sexy as they come. but underneath the badge is a gentle man who pulls Becky even as he pushes. He's got a crime to solve; she's got a kid to protect. But maybe somewhere in the middle, the crazy, wonderful passion igniting between them will lead to a chance for happiness neither one ever saw coming. www.lovesweptbooks.co.uk
Nothing can make a woman feel safer than the secure embrace of a loving lawman Psychiatrist Nikita Sorensen was shaken by the unexplained deaths at the Beldon-Drake Hospital—and unsettled by the too-sexy homicide cop sent to investigate the crimes. Officer Daniel Vachon's bold approach toward suspects squared him with Nikita, who was bound to protect her patients' privacy, But it was soon clear someone at the hospital—a doctor with a secret, a patient out of control?—was a murderer after Nikita. And only in the protection of Daniel's strong arms did she feel safe. Only in his eyes did she see that his commitment ran beyond his badge. Would their love have a chance with a killer closing in…?
Author: Anne Marie Duquette
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Home on the Ranch By the author of She Caught the Sheriff The Silver Dollar Ranch, near Tombstone, Arizona Morgan Bodine takes pride in two things: being a rancher and being a lawman. He's part owner of the Silver Dollar Ranch; he's also Tombstone's acting sheriff. Jasentha Cliffwalker is proud of her Apache heritage. And she's proud of her work as a biologist. Jaz is living on Bodine land; in fact, she grew up on the Bodine ranch, where her father still works. Jasentha, who's become something of a recluse for reasons she won't discuss, has devoted her life to studying and protecting the bats that live in the Silver Dollar's caves. Years ago Morgan and Jasentha were in love—but it was a love they weren't ready for. Are they ready now? They'll find out when a stranger comes to Tombstone, threatening everything they value most…. "Anne Marie Duquette's romantic thrillers are truly thrilling, full of exciting action and suspense." —Tess Gerritsen, author of Harvest
Shortlisted for the 2008 Young Authors Inner Temple Book Prize There are believed to be about 700 million small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the world, often contributing to highly destabilising security and other concerns in international law. SALW are the primary source of violations and abuses of humanitarian and human rights principles by states, rebels, terrorists and criminals. Many consider them the real weapons of mass destruction of our time, causing about half a million deaths annually. The unrestricted international transfer of SALW by states (99 states and 1000 companies involved in manufacturing and supply) is one of the major contributory and aggravating factors of this crisis; another is the illicit traffic in small arms. This book deals with the proliferation of SALW and their unregulated trade and transfer across borders. It addresses questions of definition, manufacturing, trade/transfer, and issues relating to state responsibility. The primary focus is on conventional small arms, in particular military-style weapons. The book tackles the core and most divisive legal problem of whether or not the laws relating to arms control and relevant norms of international law provide substantive restrictions upon the transfer of small arms by states. The application of the norms of international peace and security, non-intervention, humanitarian and human rights laws, and evolved relevant customary rules of arms control relating to these norms are considered particularly carefully. Questions of application and enforcement of relevant rules and institutional responses to the problem are also examined. The UN began considering an arms trade treaty in 2006; the publication of the book at this critical moment in time will make a positive contribution towards shaping the debate and aims to further enhance understanding in an area where close analysis is required.
Author: Guido Den Dekker
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 2001-05-02
Genre: Political Science
This book is about the role of international law in the arms control process. It discusses the law of arms control as a special branch of international law and covers the following topics: the place of the law of arms control in the system of international law and politics, special characteristics of arms control law, the international legal framework of supervision in the law of arms control, general features of supervisory mechanisms in all multilateral arms control treaties currently in force, case studies on the CWC, IAEA safeguards system and CTBT, and enforcement of the law of arms control. As such, this study provides a comprehensive theory and model for the analysis of supervisory mechanisms in arms control treaties and offers an in-depth overview of the law of arms control as it stands in the post Cold War situation. The book will be of interest to international lawyers as well as political scientists and policy-makers.
When Kate Sloane agreed to testify as a witness for the state, she had no idea she'd become a voluntary hostage - to a sexy stranger who was armed and dagerous... Drew Hunter had ice-blue eyes, a police detective's badge and orders to stay closer to her than a lover. But there was no security in the 'safe' house he was meant to share with KAte - not when they had to playcat their cover as newlyweds. How could Drew keep his mind on protecting her, when he had to pretend to be her husband... and he had all of the wedding night urges of any self-respecting groom?
Author: Anne Wagner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2005-09-20
The law is a symbolic construction and therefore rests on a variety of undertakings. What gives law its meaning is,for some, ideology, for others, the welfare of the majority. However, what is manifest is a conception of the law as a material structure that carries symbols of everyday life. The analyses that are made in the law and semiotics movements show that the laws symbolism cannot be understood by reference only to itself, a strictly legal meaning. It is a symbol that conveys life, a symbol that in itself is contaminated with life, politics, morality and so on. Law and Semiotics is an obvious meeting point between traditions, because it is the place where all the discussions about the law can find a common language. This is a collection of different papers where the institution of the law is investigated, in combination with, and as part of, a multiplicity of sign systems. Firstly, law can be understood as part of a global system of meaning (Part I) ; and, secondly, that despite the homogenising threat of globalisation, the play of legal meaning retains a socio-historical specificity (Part II). The global issues of human migration, human rights, colonisation and transnational power are played out in local spaces, in the public discourses through which they are given localised representation, in moments of activism, and as a tool of subversion. The law is a rhetorical device which at once constitutes these global and local truths but which is also constituted by them.