The Last Move

Author: Liz Sinclair

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

ISBN: 1611944406

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 8205

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.
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The Last Move

Author: Roger Kuhns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939029355

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Page: N.A

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The Last Move

Author: Mary Burton

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781542046923

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8348

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...
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The Last Step

The American Ascent of K2

Author: Rick Ridgeway

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898866322

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 5978

The Last Step is Rick Ridgeway's inside story of this extraordinary expedition. It's about the people who, battered by the mountain and their isolation, overcame their individual fears, desire, and disappointments to work together to get somebody?anybody?to the top of K2. It's about the glorious success the team achieved, and about the perilous bivouac Jim Wickwire spent just below the summit without food, oxygen or shelter in temperatures of -40F.
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Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2006

31st International Symposium, MFCS 2006, Stará Lesná, Slovakia, August 28-September 1, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Rastislav Královic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540377913

Category: Computers

Page: 814

View: 2737

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.
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Advances in Computer Games

13th International Conference, ACG 2011, Tilburg, The Netherlands, November 20-22, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Author: H. Jaap van den Herik,Aske Plaat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642318665

Category: Computers

Page: 356

View: 5382

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.
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Outrageous Chess Problems

Author: Burt Hochberg

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402719097

Category: Games

Page: 127

View: 9299

"[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.
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On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2011

Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA-SVI, and ODBASE 2011, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, October 17-21, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Robert Meersman,Tharam Dillon,Pilar Herrero,Akhil Kumar,Manfred Reichert,Li Qing,Beng Chin Ooi,Ernesto Damiani,Douglas C. Schmidt,Jules White,Manfred Hauswirth,Pascal Hitzler,Mukesh K. Mohania

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642251056

Category: Computers

Page: 407

View: 3685

The two-volume set LNCS 7044 and 7045 constitutes the refereed proceedings of three confederated international conferences: Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2011), Distributed Objects and Applications - Secure Virtual Infrastructures (DOA-SVI 2011), and Ontologies, DataBases and Applications of SEmantics (ODBASE 2011) held as part of OTM 2011 in October 2011 in Hersonissos on the island of Crete, Greece. The 55 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 141 submissions. The 28 papers included in the second volume constitute the proceedings of DOA-SVI 2011 with 15 full papers organized in topical sections on performance measurement and optimization, instrumentation, monitoring, and provisioning, quality of service, security and privacy, and models and methods, and ODBASE 2011 with 9 full papers organized in topical sections on acquisition of semantic information, use of semantic information, and reuse of semantic information and 4 short papers.
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WILD MOVE

THE LAST MOVE, By

Author: Ofidi Ben

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468932497

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Wild Move" by Ofidi Benjamin is an intriguing art submission that focuses on the extra ordinary lives and exploits of the main characters. Having served for many years with distinction as an arbiter of the law, "Antonio" is thought to be either dead or in a near zombie-like state due to an unrelenting force known as "The Night" In his stead, "Oscar Mayors" learns of Antonio's true plight and hopes to harness his own pastoral teachings to bring deliverance to this lost soul while forestalling his own demise. Finding themselves in the unusual position of being brothers in arms, they combined to offer staunch, spiritual resistance. From this foundation, the author creates a riveting saga. Composed in a captivating narrative and compelling dialogue, the story flows at a brisk tempo. The plot contains more than a few strategically placed, unexpected twists that should maintain the viewer's interest throughout. The characters are developed and presented in a multi-dimensional fashion revealing the intricacies of their unique personalities and individual agendas. In addition, the author effectively manages to avoid artificially padding the work with superfluous material and unnecessary characters thereby keeping the focus directed towards the primary storyline. Navigating the plot to a well-conceived and logical conclusion, the author could leave the audience with sense of time well invested in the viewing of this story. Ofidi Benjamin's highly creative style of writing combined with a keen attention to details could further enhance the appeal of this work. AS REVIEWED BY JEAN WAHLBORG. Editorial Coordinator. Dorrancepublishing.
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On The Move With Jesus

Author: Wesley T. Runk

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0895366703

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 590

"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.
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Advanced Logo

A Language for Learning

Author: Michael Friendly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317766784

Category: Psychology

Page: 676

View: 6100

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.
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A Shield in Space?

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

ISBN: 9780520066502

Category: Political Science

Page: 409

View: 9499

Reviews the Stategic Defense Initiative
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Pro Android Web Game Apps

Using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

Author: Juriy Bura,Paul Coates

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430238208

Category: Computers

Page: 664

View: 5370

Dive into game development and create great multiplayer online games with Pro Android Web Game Apps. This hands-on guide covers both the theory and practice of browser game development for the Android platform. You'll use cutting-edge technologies to make game engines in your browser, establish real-time server communication, and create amazing gaming experiences with artificial intelligence and rich media. Bring your knowledge of HTML and JavaScript to the next level with Pro Android Web Game Apps. You are guided through exciting projects that give you firsthand experience with core game app development concepts. You'll start with a blank HTML page, and by the end of the book, have the skills needed to create a multiplayer online game with rich graphics, sound, animation, and more—even if you have no previous games development or server-side experience.
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Investing with the Trend

A Rules-based Approach to Money Management

Author: Gregory L. Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118726693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 1579

Investing with the Trend provides an abundance of evidence for adapting a rules-based approach to investing by offering something most avoid, and that is to answer the “why” one would do it this way. It explains the need to try to participate in the good markets and avoid the bad markets, with cash being considered an asset class. The book is in three primary sections and tries to leave no stone unturned in offering almost 40 years of experience in the markets. Part I – The focus is on much of the misinformation in modern finance, the inappropriate use of Gaussian statistics, the faulty assumptions with Modern Portfolio Theory, and a host of other examples. The author attempts to explain each and offer justification for his often strong opinions. Part II – After a lead chapter on the merits of technical analysis, the author offers detailed research into trend analysis, showing how to identify if a market is trending or not and how to measure it. Further research involves the concept of Drawdown, which the author adamantly states is a better measure of investor risk than the oft used and terribly wrong use of volatility as determined by standard deviation. Part III – This is where he puts it all together and shows the reader all of the steps and details on how to create a rules-based trend following investment strategy. A solid disciplined strategy consists of three parts, a measure of what the market is actually doing, a set of rules and guidelines to tell you how to invest based upon that measurement, and the discipline to follow the strategy
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The Manual of Darkness

Author: Enrique de Heriz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297860542

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1369

The world's best magician is going blind, but is there a story in his past that can save him? Victor Losa has spent his life studying magic. His mentor, Mario Galvan, taught him not only the practical aspects of the art, but also its history and the lives of famous Victorian magicians such as Hoffman, Maskelyne, and Cooke, and the most enigmatic historical figure of all, Peter Grouse, a pickpocket who decided to challenge the best magicians of the day. But suddenly things change for Victor Losa, just as he is proclaimed the world's best magician. A light appears in his eye, but this is no magic trick - he is diagnosed with a rare degenerative condition of the optical nerve. In short, he is rapidly going blind. As he loses his sight, Victor finds that there are new ways to conjure the world through stories of the past, present and future. And finally he learns the secret behind his mentor's teachings.
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The Last Angry White Man

Author: Adrian Trehorse

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595183514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 489

View: 2014

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."
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Scheduling of Resource-Constrained Projects

Author: Robert Klein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792386377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 9295

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.
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Neural Networks

A Systematic Introduction

Author: Raúl Rojas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540605058

Category: Computers

Page: 502

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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.
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Survival of the Nicest

How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along

Author: Stefan Klein

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519181X

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 5129

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.
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