Murder is the goal. Fire is the weapon. Called the Chessman for the game pieces left behind in the wake of deadly fires, the arsonist is intent on making The Last Move. Arson Investigator Katie Sullivan is determined to find the serial arsonist who murdered her father, but the arsonist is playing a deadly game with her, and only the winner will live. Sheriff Drew Winters is just as determined to keep Katie, the woman he loves, alive and, if need be, save her from herself and her blind, reckless quest to succeed. They were a couple before and could be one again. Flames and death await them at every turn. Can they survive? Who will die and who will ultimately declare checkmate depends on Katie's skill as an arson investigator and Drew's abilities as a detective to outsmart the Chessman. Liz Sinclair is the award-winning, bestselling author Elizabeth Sinclair, who's written numerous novels and two acclaimed instructional books for writers. Her novels have been translated into seven languages and are sold in seventeen countries. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida, with her husband and two dogs.
Author: Liz Sinclair
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer. The only difference this time: she's the final victim. Catching monsters helps FBI agent Kate Hayden keep her nightmares at bay. Now an urgent call brings her back to San Antonio, the scene of her violent past. A brutal new murder shows hallmarks of a serial killer nicknamed the Samaritan. Tricky part is, Kate already caught him. Either Kate made a deadly error, or she's got a copycat on her hands. Paired with homicide detective Theo Mazur, she quickly realizes this murder is more twisted than it first appeared. Then a second body is found, the mode of death identical to a different case that Kate thought she'd put behind her. Now Kate and Detective Mazur aren't just working a homicide; the investigative pair is facing a formidable enemy who knows Kate intimately. While Mazur is personally trying to protect Kate, the closer they are drawn to the killer, the clearer it becomes that in this terrifying game, there is only one rule: don't believe everything you see...
Author: Mary Burton
Publisher: Montlake Romance
The Last Move of God
Author: Paulette Chartrand
Revival the Last Call is a book that will help a person understand what revival is, How to maintain revival, why a person would want revival. It also gives a brief History of past moves of God.
Experience the Last Move of God
Author: Jack Myers
Publisher: Jack Meyers Ministries
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 31st International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2006. The book presents 62 revised full papers together with the full papers or abstracts of 7 invited talks. All current aspects in theoretical computer science and its mathematical foundations are addressed, from algorithms and data structures, to complexity, automata, semantics, logic, formal specifications, models of computation, concurrency theory, computational geometry and more.
31st International Symposium, MFCS 2006, Stará Lesná, Slovakia, August 28-September 1, 2006, Proceedings
Author: Rastislav Královic,Pawel Urzyczyn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 13th Advances in Computer Games Conference, ACG 2011, held in Tilburg, The Netherlands, in November 2011. The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics such as Monte-Carlo tree search and its enhancement, temporal difference learning, optimization, solving and searching, analysis of a game characteristic, new approaches, and serious games.
13th International Conference, ACG 2011, Tilburg, The Netherlands, November 20-22, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Author: H. Jaap van den Herik,Aske Plaat
"[It's] enough to drive experienced chess players to insanity, but they will enjoy the ride....The author warns the reader from the start anything goes....Buy this book...and have fun!"--Games It's outrageous and amazing and irresistible: these brainbusting chess problems are the devilish inventions of the world's greatest puzzle creators. Chess mavens won't believe what they'll find, because in these games, the usual rules just don't apply. For example, there's Billiards Chess, where pieces can carom off the board at a right angle and return. In Checkless Chess, check is an illegal move...unless it's checkmate. Refusal Chess allows a player to refuse an opponent's move and demand an alternative. There's even a variation called Collaboration, in which both sides must cooperate to achieve checkmate. And, the coup de grace: the world's hardest chess problem ever posed.
Author: Burt Hochberg
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
"On the Move with Jesus" is a book of epistle lessons come to life through the spoken word and the use of an easy-to-find object that means something to children. Wesley Runk, in the style that has made him famous and brought the gospel to many thousands of children, offers this volume of 52 object lessons from the Bible to help the pastor communicate with God's little ones. Wesley T. Runk, owner of the CSS Publishing Company, Inc., is a pastor of the Lutheran Church in America. He has a special ability to communicate the good news of God's love to children through his children's object lessons from the Bible. Wesley Runk is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the Hamma School of Theology, Springfield, Ohio. He has served parishes in Englewood and Lima, Ohio, and is active in community organizations.
Author: Wesley T. Runk
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Advanced Logo shows how LOGO can be used as a vehicle to promote problem solving skills among secondary students, college students, and instructors. The book demonstrates the wide range of educational domains that can be explored through LOGO including generative grammars, physical laws of motion and mechanics, artificial intelligence, robotics, and calculus.
A Language for Learning
Author: Michael Friendly
Publisher: Psychology Press
Reviews the Stategic Defense Initiative
Technology, Politics, and the Strategic Defense Initiative : how the Reagan Administration Set Out to Make Nuclear Weapons "impotent and Obsolete" and Succumbed to the Fallacy of the Last Move
Author: Sanford A. Lakoff,Herbert Frank York
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Political Science
Author: Juriy Bura,Paul Coates
Investing with the Trend provides an abundance ofevidence for adapting a rules-based approach to investing byoffering something most avoid, and that is to answer the“why” one would do it this way. It explains theneed to try to participate in the good markets and avoid the badmarkets, with cash being considered an asset class. The bookis in three primary sections and tries to leave no stone unturnedin offering almost 40 years of experience in the markets. Part I – The focus is on much of the misinformation inmodern finance, the inappropriate use of Gaussian statistics, thefaulty assumptions with Modern Portfolio Theory, and a host ofother examples. The author attempts to explain each and offerjustification for his often strong opinions. Part II – After a lead chapter on the merits of technicalanalysis, the author offers detailed research into trend analysis,showing how to identify if a market is trending or not and how tomeasure it. Further research involves the concept ofDrawdown, which the author adamantly states is a better measure ofinvestor risk than the oft used and terribly wrong use ofvolatility as determined by standard deviation. Part III – This is where he puts it all together and showsthe reader all of the steps and details on how to create arules-based trend following investment strategy. A soliddisciplined strategy consists of three parts, a measure of what themarket is actually doing, a set of rules and guidelines to tell youhow to invest based upon that measurement, and the discipline tofollow the strategy
A Rules-based Approach to Money Management
Author: Gregory L. Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
African Americans have come a long way in the difficult upward struggle from slavery to the relatively broad freedoms enjoyed today. Together, as a potent and well-knit group, they have battled endlessly in their march toward freedom.Finally, according to psychologist James Davison Jr., the last step to freedom for black Americans has arrived. But, that last step must be taken as individuals - not as a collective. In this assessment of the problems and potentials facing African Americans, Dr. Davison argues that in order for achieving individuals to advance to the final step of freedom, they must break free from the mental shackles created by the black community.The central theme of Sweet Release is that the forces that impinge most upon psychological freedom for black Americans come from within. Guilt for being successful, shame in reaction to the misbehaviors of race peers, demands to give back to the community, and accusations of trying to be white are just a few of the mechanisms that thwart psychological freedom for black persons. Dr. Davison argues that individual lifestyles, aspirations, even identities are constrained by the specter of racial unity. As a result, for black advancers, what remains to be overcome is not the system or them, but internalized community attitudes that put a choke hold on individual freedom. Unafraid of controversy or candid assessment, Dr. Davison addresses these and other thorny issues with psychological insight while offering strategies to move beyond group constrictions toward personal freedom.James Davison Jr., PhD (Sacramento, CA), is a psychologist in private practice and also works in the criminal justice system for the California State Prison system. In addition, he is the author of Prisoners of Our Past.
The Last Step to Black Freedom
Author: James Davison
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Category: Social Science
In an idiosyncratic hybrid of diary and diatribe, the author lambastes many of the cultural icons of the 1990s. Meanwhile, he stumbles toward his own conclusions about sex, art, religion & mortality. There is something to offend everyone in this collection by a writer that Saul Bellow did not call a "disturbing new, if middle-aged, voice."
Author: Adrian Trehorse
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Project management has become a widespread instrument enabling organizations to efficiently master the challenges of steadily shortening product life cycles, global markets and decreasing profit margins. With projects increasing in size and complexity, their planning and control represents one of the most crucial management tasks. This is especially true for scheduling, which is concerned with establishing execution dates for the sub-activities to be performed in order to complete the project. The ability to manage projects where resources must be allocated between concurrent projects or even sub-activities of a single project requires the use of commercial project management software packages. However, the results yielded by the solution procedures included are often rather unsatisfactory. Scheduling of Resource-Constrained Projects develops more efficient procedures, which can easily be integrated into software packages by incorporated programming languages, and thus should be of great interest for practitioners as well as scientists working in the field of project management. The book is divided into two parts. In Part I, the project management process is described and the management tasks to be accomplished during project planning and control are discussed. This allows for identifying the major scheduling problems arising in the planning process, among which the resource-constrained project scheduling problem is the most important. Part II deals with efficient computer-based procedures for the resource-constrained project scheduling problem and its generalized version. Since both problems are NP-hard, the development of such procedures which yield satisfactory solutions in a reasonable amount of computation time is very challenging, and a number of new and very promising approaches are introduced. This includes heuristic procedures based on priority rules and tabu search as well as lower bound methods and branch and bound procedures which can be applied for computing optimal solutions.
Author: Robert Klein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Neural networks are a computing paradigm that is finding increasing attention among computer scientists. In this book, theoretical laws and models previously scattered in the literature are brought together into a general theory of artificial neural nets. Always with a view to biology and starting with the simplest nets, it is shown how the properties of models change when more general computing elements and net topologies are introduced. Each chapter contains examples, numerous illustrations, and a bibliography. The book is aimed at readers who seek an overview of the field or who wish to deepen their knowledge. It is suitable as a basis for university courses in neurocomputing.
A Systematic Introduction
Author: Raul Rojas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of “survival of the fittest”—and invites us all to think and act more altruistically The phrase “survival of the fittest” conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness, makes the startling assertion that altruism is the key to lasting personal and societal success. In fact, altruism defines us: Natural selection favored those early humans who cooperated in groups, and with survival more assured, our altruistic ancestors were free to devote brainpower to developing intelligence, language, and culture—our very humanity. Klein’s groundbreaking findings lead him to a vexing question: If we’re really hard-wired to act for one another’s benefit, why aren’t we all getting along? He believes we’ve learned to mistrust our instincts because success is so often attributed to selfish ambition, and with an extraordinary array of material—current research on genetics and the brain, economics, social psychology, behavioral and anthropological experiments, history, and modern culture—he makes the case that generosity for its own sake remains the best way to thrive.
How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along
Author: Stefan Klein
Publisher: The Experiment