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
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
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.
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…?
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: Eric P. J. Myjer
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 2001-05-16
The entry into force in 1997 of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) symbolizes the coming of age of the law of arms control as a separate area of international law. It is not only the first treaty whereby a whole category of weapons of mass destruction, viz. chemical weapons, is completely banned, but it also puts into place a comprehensive compliance control system. For this purpose a specialized international organisation has been created with as its sole purpose the supervision of the commitments under this arms control treaty: the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) based in The Hague. Supervision under this Convention is an example of compliance management, which is cooperative rather than adversarial in character, in spite of the elaborate and intrusive inspection regime concerning not only the military component but also the civilian chemical industries worldwide. Thereby not only States Parties' military security concerns are taken care of, but also the concerns of the chemical industries with regard to the protection of confidential business information. In general, this volume aims to provide a better understanding of some of the special characteristics of arms control law. One part of this volume highlights the unique characteristics of the compliance control model by providing a detailed analysis of the CWC, the OPCW and of the specific supervisory functions. The obligations of the signatories to the CWC are discussed in the other part. Although an important topic of general international law, clarity as to the obligations of Signatory States appears to be of special importance in the case of arms control treaties, for, given their securityinterests, it is crucial for States that at a minimum a "status quo" between all the signatories is maintained. The main contributions are complemented by shorter comments on various aspects of the topics dealt with. The articles are all written by specialists in the field - academic and practitioners- making this book a valuable source for academics, diplomats, (international) civil servants, and practitioners involved in the work of the OPCW, arms control (law) or general international law.
Author: Robert J. Spitzer
Release Date: 2001-01-01
An objective examination of the Second Amendment, focusing on the intentions of its authors, its evolution from America's beginnings to the present, and the views expressed by the courts. * A detailed analysis traces the right to bear arms from its origins in Britain into the 21st century * The book includes key primary source documents, such as federal regulations and Supreme Court decisions, a list of the right to bear arms provisions from 44 state constitutions, and excerpts from the Republican and Democratic Party platforms
Author: Tom Coppen
Release Date: 2016-12-08
This book analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, development and potential of the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime, providing new insights on the role of public international law in a field as politicized as that of nuclear arms control.
While the high profile trial of Viktor Bout in New York will show some of the threats the world continues to face from unscrupulous private arms brokers, it only provides a glimpse into a much larger problem. Skilled at operating in the shadows and exploiting weak national arms transfer controls, arms brokers have funneled arms to almost every country under a UN arms embargoes in the last 15 years, often fueling armed conflict and serious human rights violations. The US has worked on at least 70 US prosecutions in the last five years that have charged defendants with crimes related to illegal arms brokering. Yet, it continues to face difficulties in bringing arms brokers to justice and shutting down criminal networks. The lack of effective legal systems addressing the arms trade in many countries enables illicit arms dealers to exploit regulatory gaps and carry out their activities with impunity. The US and the world need an effective global Arms Trade Treaty to help close these gaps and stop the irresponsible trade in deadly weapons.