Hoping to land the first real story of his career by interviewing reluctant cornerback Angel Marichal, high school journalist Mitch True attempts to learn why Coach McNulty appears to be holding back the promising young athlete. By the award-winning author of Gym Candy.
Author: Phil Town
Publisher: Crown Business
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Genre: Business & Economics
Don’t get mad, get even… Phil Town’s first book, the #1 New York Times bestseller Rule #1, was a guide to stock trading for people who believe they lack the knowledge to trade. But because many people aren’t ready to go from mutual funds directly into trading without understanding investing—for the long term – he created Payback Time. Too often, people see long-term investing as “mutual fund contributing” – otherwise known as “long-term hoping.” But the sad truth is that mutual fund investors are, to a stunning degree, pinning their hopes on an institution that is hopeless. It turns out that only 4% of fund managers consistently beat the S&P 500 index over the long term, which means that 96% of fund investors see a smaller return on their nest egg than a chimpanzee who simply buys stocks in the 500 biggest companies in America and watches what happens. But it’s worse than that. The net effect of hitching your wagon to mutual funds is that over a lifetime they’ll fritter away as much 60% of your nest egg in fees. Once you understand how funds engineer this, you’ll rush to invest on your own. Payback Time’s risk-free approach is called “stockpiling” and it’s how billionaires get rich in bad markets. It’s a set of rules for investing (not trading but investing) in the right businesses at the right time -- rules that will ensure you make the big money. From the Hardcover edition.
The compelling new thriller from the bestselling author of CITYBOY and JUST BUSINESS. When City high-flyer Bridget, recently fired from her bank, is found dead outside her high rise apartment, her colleagues assume she's committed suicide. Cityboy Steve Jones is outraged and he and his City workmates decide to take revenge. They hatch an ingenious plan to sabotage her firm and succeed in bringing it to its knees. After wildly celebrating their success, Bridget's boyfriend Fergus insists they take down a much more prominent bank. But soon the gang are being targeted by the police and financial regulators. There must be a rat in their midst but, if so, who? Steve investigates and digging deeper realises he could be on the trail of a murderer. Suddenly there's a distinct possibility that an even bigger revenge is being planned and this time the pay back is heading in his direction...
Paige Andrew was twelve years old girl who grew up in a wealthy family, lived with her Mom, Dad and sister. then one day her life completely changes by a man who worked for her father's company, her dad disappears and never found no one knew if he was dead or alive. When she turns twenty she tries to turn things around.
Author: Phil Town
Publisher: Crown Business
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
The self-made millionaire and expert on do-it-yourself investing shares his personal approach to financial and investment success, based on a single, simple, risk-free Rule #1--don't invest to make money, invest to not lose money--and its corollaries, which he uses to build wealth. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Author: Simon Kernick
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Dennis Milne is a former cop and part-time assassin. He kills the bad guys - people who, in his opinion, deserve to die. Now he's in Manila, waiting for his next target: a young woman who's made some deadly enemies. DI Tina Boyd is in Manila hunting down the man responsible for the death of her lover. She knows he's dangerous. She knows he's ruthless. But she's determined to bring him to justice - even if it kills her. Two cops with pasts that haunt them - and a present that could see them both dead. They are about to meet. And when they do, it's payback time.
Author: Thane Rosenbaum
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2013-04-10
We call it justice—the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the incarceration of corrupt politicians or financiers like Rod Blagojevich and Bernard Madoff, and the climactic slaying of cinema-screen villains by superheroes. But could we not also call it revenge? We are told that revenge is uncivilized and immoral, an impulse that individuals and societies should actively repress and replace with the order and codes of courtroom justice. What, if anything, distinguishes punishment at the hands of the government from a victim’s individual desire for retribution? Are vengeance and justice really so very different? No, answers legal scholar and novelist Thane Rosenbaum in Payback: The Case for Revenge—revenge is, in fact, indistinguishable from justice. Revenge, Rosenbaum argues, is not the problem. It is, in fact, a perfectly healthy emotion. Instead, the problem is the inadequacy of lawful outlets through which to express it. He mounts a case for legal systems to punish the guilty commensurate with their crimes as part of a societal moral duty to satisfy the needs of victims to feel avenged. Indeed, the legal system would better serve the public if it gave victims the sense that vengeance was being done on their behalf. Drawing on a wide range of support, from recent studies in behavioral psychology and neuroeconomics, to stories of vengeance and justice denied, to revenge practices from around the world, to the way in which revenge tales have permeated popular culture—including Hamlet, The Godfather, and Braveheart—Rosenbaum demonstrates that vengeance needs to be more openly and honestly discussed and lawfully practiced. Fiercely argued and highly engaging, Payback is a provocative and eye-opening cultural tour of revenge and its rewards—from Shakespeare to The Sopranos. It liberates revenge from its social stigma and proves that vengeance is indeed ours, a perfectly human and acceptable response to moral injury. Rosenbaum deftly persuades us to reconsider a misunderstood subject and, along the way, reinvigorates the debate on the shape of justice in the modern world.
When two young men, Leon Edwards and Eliot Nelson, are the fatally injured victims of a double shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning in the car park at the rear of the Rose and Crown in Leeds, no one seems to know the reason why. Or they are unwilling to say. DCI Kate Peace, career woman and divorcee suspects that it is a drugs deal which has gone wrong and the two young men have either tried to do a double deal, or just got out of their depth, but it's not to be so simple. Aided by her trusty team of Detective Sergeant George Offord, an experienced plodder, who is nearing retirement, and the snappily dressed Detective Sergeant Phil Simpson, single, cute and with hots for his boss, Kate is on a trail which leads her from the drugs and club land scene of inner city West Yorkshire to the Mediterranean coast of France and back before she finds the perpetrator.
Ashley Browne is a talented, sophisticated, prosecutor who strongly believes in justice for the victims she represents. She has a promising career and is brimming with confidence until the day she encounters Billie Chartrand, a man accused of kidnapping, alleged sexual assault and attempted murder. During the trial preparation, Ashley meets Sergeant Sam Orlicky, who is with the Roytal Canadian Mounted Police and the two are instantly drawn to each other. Someone evil, with a twisted mind slowly chisels away at Ashley's confidence and systematically terrorizes her until she is reduced to an introverted shell of her former self. Fear becomes her constant companion and Ashley and Sam realize Billie Chartrand is the key to unlocking this mystery. They must race against the clock to catch Ashley's tormentor, a psychopath, before he reaches his ultimate goal of torturing, then killing her.
Purple Pearl was an International Singer and was beautiful with a gorgeous sexy body ant hid behind a purple mask. She was also known as the elusive Pearl. Nobody knew anything about her apart from her appearances on stage. She managed to remain hidden and not even the Paparazzi managed to find her for the three years since she became a hit. She intrigued and aroused the hardened Tristan Wade, owner of a highly sought after Security Firm and when they ended up in a janitor's office during the Disney welfare ball and had steamy sex, he was adamant to find her.He was livid when she disappeared. Twice he was done in by a female and twice they disappeared on him. When he found out that she was none other than his fiancé, Savannah Seagers, that left him at the altar four years ago, he set out to make her pay for running from him. When he met his twins, his revenge and punishment took a new twist.The passion between them would not be denied, but would Savannah ever stop running?
'Easy to read' story in the Sparklers series for younger primary school students. Daniel has to find a way to get even with the Perkins twins. When he finds a genie in a bottle he realises he has found the answer. Includes a glossary.
The must-read summary of Phil Town's book: "Payback Time: Making Big Money Is the Best Revenge". This complete summary of the ideas from Phil Town's book "Payback Time" shows that, all too often, people put their long-term investment capital into mutual funds and then sit back and hope someone else will make them the millions they need to fund their retirement. In his book, the author offers a better approach to becoming a savvy investor. This summary will teach you the art of "stockpiling", which will enable you to invest in the right business at the right time. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your investment knowledge To learn more, read "Payback Time" and become an expert at making the right investment and turning a down marketing into an up portfolio.
Author: Joe Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-10-27
From the author of Primary Colors, “a remarkably sensitive story of a generation” (The New York Times Book Review): The critically acclaimed true story of five Marines who fought together in a bloody battle during the Vietnam War, barely escaping with their lives, and of what happened when they came home. In 1981, while the country was celebrating the end of the Iran hostage crisis, an unemployed Vietnam veteran named Gary Cooper went berserk with a gun, angry over the jubilant welcome the hostages received in contrast to his own homecoming from Vietnam, and was killed in a fight with police. In what has been called “the most eloquent work of nonfiction to emerge from Vietnam since Michael Herr’s Dispatches” (The New York Times), Joe Klein tells Cooper’s story, as well as the stories of four of the other vets in Cooper’s platoon. The story begins with an ambush and a grisly battle in the Que Son Valley in 1967, but Payback is less about remembering the war and more about examining its long-term effects on the grunts who fought it. Klein fills in the next fifteen years of these Marines’ lives after they return home, with “the sort of fine and private detail one ordinarily finds only in fiction” (People). The experiences of these five men capture the struggles of a whole generation of Vietnam veterans and their families. Klein’s “near-hypnotic” account (Daily News, New York) is, to this day, both a remarkable piece of reporting and “some of the most vivid, harrowing, and emotionally honest writing to come out of Vietnam” (The Washington Post Book World).