Author: Willo Davis Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481457888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6465

When eleven-year-old Kaci interrupts burglars in the process of robbing her house, she and her nosy elderly neighbor Mrs. Banducci are kidnapped and held hostage by the desperate and ruthless criminals.
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Hostage - Entführt


Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641162920

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Jeff Talley war Verhandlungsführer bei der Sondereinheit SWAT in L.A. - bis eine der Geiselbefreiungen blutig endete. Seitdem hat er sich als Polizeichef in ein Provinznest zurückgezogen. Als ein Überfall dreier Jugendlicher schiefgeht, geraten Talleys Frau und seine Tochter in höchste Gefahr. Um seine Familie aus den Fängen der gnadenlosen Entführer zu retten, muss der Ermittler sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen. Und es bleiben ihm nur fünfzehn Stunden ...
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Author: Lisa Skydla

Publisher: Merlin´s Bookshop


Category: Fiction

Page: 61

View: 2049

Sky arbeitet für den Bundesnachrichtendienst im Innendienst. Eines Abends steht ein Fremder in ihrem Büro, und ehe sie sich fragen kann, wie er überhaupt reingekommen ist, zwingt er sie mit ihm zu gehen. Die junge Frau rechnet mit Brutalität und Folter, doch ihr Entführer geht völlig anders vor. Bald schon entwickelt sie Gefühle für den zärtlichen Sadisten, der ihr eine ganz eigene Welt aus Schmerz, Sex und Liebe zeigt! Doch sollte sie ihn nicht mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen? Sky ist hin- und hergerissen zwischen ihren Gefühlen zu dem Entführer Tom und ihrem Verantwortungsbewusstsein.
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Author: E. D. G. Smith

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606477676

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4922

Its the 1880s and Brad and Audrey Benton, are on their way to Denver with their father. The stagecoach in which theyre riding is held-up, and when the outlaws find the strongbox empty, they take Brad and Audreys father with them and tell the driver to have money next time. The Sheriff and his posse spend two days searching for their father. But when they are unsuccessful, Brad and Audrey begin their own search for the outlaws and their father. This is the saga of two young adults, facing many challenges including the wilderness of Colorado, wolves, a blizzard, and one of the wests most dangerous outlaws. How will they overcome these challenges in their search for their father? The author was raised in the rural Northwest and is currently a computer specialist with the Federal Government. During his evenings and weekends, he directs his Churchs 20-piece praise band, gives private music lessons, and writes novels. Hostage is number 2 of the Benton Series.
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Zohrab the Hostage

Author: James Justinian Morier

Publisher: N.A



Page: 320

View: 632

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Author: Alex Kropp

Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781926847290

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 83

View: 1050

12-16 yrs.
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Author: Nancy Loyd

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449064507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

View: 4610

After experiencing not one, but two simultaneous homicides in her family, Nancy Loyd realized that forgiving the one guilty of their murders was the only way of releasing herself from the pain of their loss. We actually release ourselves of the pain and agony that we experience from the hurt of others when we forgive them. This book is based on a true story which will compel you to view life's tragedies in a different way. Have you ever thought that your life's most difficult and devastating experience was actually designed to thrust you into your pathway of purpose; that it was designed to help someone else even though you went through the horrific experience? When we allow ourselves to heal by releasing others through forgiveness we will find that we can transition from hopelessness to hopefulness; from destitution to restitution, and from tragedy to triumph.
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a police approach to a contemporary crisis

Author: George F. Maher

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd


Category: Law

Page: 90

View: 7775

A comprehensive overview of hostage, barricade, & suicide situations is presented. Tactical plans, methods of training, and equipment are discussed, along with the theory and practical application of negotiation techniques. Chapter one introduces hostage situations and covers policies regarding such situations, police responses, the use of psychological assistance, the theory of negotiation, and the role of the negotiator. The planning and formation of a police hostage negotiating team are discussed in the second chapter. Topics such as departmental policy and the negotiating team, the choosing of candidates, and training are detailed. Suggestions for role playing, negotiating at the scene, and methods for critiquing an actual incident are outlined. Chapter three discusses tactical approaches to hostage situations, including methods for familiarizing officers with policy, duties of the first officer, responsibilities of the superior officer, police activity, command post functions, dealing with the media, preparations for moving hostages, and preparations for an extended session. Subsequent chapters treat team equipment, including electronic equipment and vehicles; the psychology of dealing with the subject, which covers street psychology, drug use by the subject, transference, and credibility; and team training.
Posted in Law


Author: Skye Warren,Annika Martin

Publisher: Skye Warren & Annika Martin

ISBN: 1944736050

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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I never knew when he¿d come to me. Only that he would.
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A Novel

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780307567697

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9294

The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L.A. Requiem returns with his most intense and intricate thriller yet. As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game.” His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his brilliant, taut plots have catapulted him into the front rank of a new breed of thriller writers. Hostage proves his earlier success was no fluke. It’s an unstoppable read. An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. Enter Chief of Police Jeff Talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun. The hostages are not who they seem, and the home contains secrets that even L.A.’s most lethal and volatile crime lord, Sonny Benza, fears. As Talley tries to hold himself together and save the people inside, the full weight of Benza’s wrath descends on him, putting the police chief and his own family at risk. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the standoff is the least stable of them all. Hostage is a blistering stand-alone thriller with superb characters in crisis, multistranded plotting, and pitch-perfect Southern California sensibility. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: N.A


ISBN: 1409232999


Page: N.A

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A Novel

Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734054

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5150

“Breathtaking.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman tackles a new case—this time involving the US government—in the next pulse-pounding book in Kristina Ohlsson’s internationally acclaimed crime series. Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft’s lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments. Police superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic and often abrasive Eden Lundell from the security service’s counterterrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police force to act as a liaison between the government and the police. The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought, and they also must battle against the US government’s fear of a new terrorist attack. Now it’s a race against time as Fredrika, Alex, and Eden search for possibilities to save the plane and its passengers. Will they find a solution before the plane runs out of fuel?
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The Church Held Hostage

The Plight of the Small Local Church

Author: Pastor Alfred a. Dingle Sr

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426932340

Category: Architecture

Page: 88

View: 756

We must be reminded that there are forces outside the church warring against us. These forces at times can be and are merciless and treacherous. But we are informed through the word of God that we are more that conquerors in Christ Jesus. It is not just the outside forces which attack the church that present obstacles to the church that we want to emphasize and recognize, but primarily the inside forces that corrode and erode the infrastructure of the small church. It is tragic enough to deal with trouble from outside of the church, but it's worse when those who should work for the well-being of the church become part of the problem and not part of the solution. It's not the circumstances of life that people have little or no control over that directly holds the small church hostage, but it's the circumstances in life that people have a reasonable amount of, or a lot of control of, that holds the small church hostage. Through these writings, awareness, and enlightenment will come to this devastating quagmire that plagues many of our churches. We will no longer continue to be in danger of being The Church Held Hostage.
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Author: Guy Delisle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473547717

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 432

View: 1154

HOW DOES ONE SURVIVE WHEN ALL HOPE IS LOST? In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) recounts André’s harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man’s determination in the face of a hopeless situation. Marking a departure from the author’s celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted colour washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Gyldendal Uddannelse

ISBN: 9788702034547


Page: N.A

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Hostage Negotiation

A Matter of Life and Death

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780941375016

Category: Social Science

Page: 44

View: 1674

Posted in Social Science

An Giall ; The Hostage

Author: Brendan Behan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama in English, 1945- - Texts

Page: 170

View: 5736

Posted in Drama in English, 1945- - Texts

US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis

Author: David Patrick Houghton,Houghton David Patrick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521805094

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 4818

An analysis of one of the greatest foreign policy disasters.
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