Aquele homem chamava-se Peter Curran e se tornaria uma figura central na vida de Margaux. Quando se conheceram, ela tinha 7 anos. Ele, 51. Peter era simpático, alegre e inteligente. E era pedófilo.
Durante 15 anos, os dois viveram uma relação de abuso e dependência emocional, cheia de ameaças e sentimentos contraditórios. Para Margaux, Peter era uma criança dotada de super poderes, com um cômodo cheio de animais em casa e inúmeras histórias engraçadas. Com ele, tudo era envolto em uma atmosfera lúdica - até os atos mais condenáveis.
Quando Peter, após anos de ameaças, enfim cometeu o suicídio, pulando de um penhasco, Margaux sentiu a necessidade urgente de escrever sobre a história dos dois. Resgatando memórias de um trauma não cicatrizado, ela traça no aclamado Tigre, tigre um perfil perturbador do homem cujas brincadeiras acabariam lhe roubando a infância.
From corporate raider to daddy-in-training
A family was the last thing workaholic Brady Ward had ever planned on. So after eight years abroad, he was shocked when a blast from his passionate past walked into his office—and informed him that he was a daddy. Now he was faced with a choice: to keep climbing the ladder of success, or build a life with the daughter he left behind.
Maggie Brown wanted their little girl to know her father, but bringing a man as ambitious as Brady into their lives was a huge risk, one she wasn't sure she should take for Amber or herself. Because even after eight years, he still got her heart racing like no one else. Yet would he really give up the corporate lifestyle in the big city for life in a sleepy small town? Maybe if he realized that family was a gift that only came along once in a lifetime….
Tony... Tony Carlino... En dépit du choc qu’elle éprouve, il ne faut qu’un bref instant à Rena pour reconnaître l’homme qui se tient sur le pas de sa porte. Ce regard sombre et fascinant, cette allure à la fois virile et un peu sauvage, elle les aurait reconnus entre mille. Cela fait pourtant douze ans qu’elle n’a pas revu Tony Carlino, celui qu’elle considérait alors comme son seul et unique amour. Douze longues années depuis ce fameux jour où, lasse de l’indifférence de Tony, elle a choisi d’en épouser un autre...
Une envoûtante attirance, Amanda Berry
Natalie n’ignore pas que de nombreuses barrières la séparent du très beau et très célèbre Chase Booker et qu’ils n’ont pas grand-chose en commun. Pourtant, certaine que les sentiments qu’ils éprouvent l’un pour l’autre sont authentiques, elle n’hésite pas à devenir sa maîtresse. Hélas, elle comprend très vite que, en dépit de tous ses efforts, elle ne sera jamais à sa place dans l’univers sophistiqué et conventionnel de Chase. Tôt ou tard, elle le sait, il la quittera pour une femme plus raffinée et plus élégante qu’elle...
A bestselling book that is inspiring the nation: “We have written here about terrible things that we never wanted to think about again . . . Now we want the world to know: we survived, we are free, we love life.”
Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school-bus driver Ariel Castro share the stories of their abductions, captivity, and dramatic escape
On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called 911, saying: “Help me, I’m Amanda Berry. . . . I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for ten years.”
A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death. Berry had a daughter—Jocelyn—by their captor.
Drawing upon their recollections and the diary kept by Amanda Berry, Berry and Gina DeJesus describe a tale of unimaginable torment, and Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan interweave the events within Castro’s house with original reporting on efforts to find the missing girls. The full story behind the headlines—including details never previously released on Castro’s life and motivations—Hope is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families.
From the Hardcover edition.
Marie O’Hara, ex-policier. Gianni Coretti, ex-voleur de bijoux de renommée internationale. Une improbable alliance ? Et, pourtant, Gianni est le seul homme au monde capable d’aider Marie à résoudre l’affaire de vol qui a mis sa réputation en péril. Alors, tant pis si leur collaboration forcée les amène à jouer les amoureux transis, alors qu’ils se détestent. Sur l’île paradisiaque où ils sont retenus tous les deux, seule compte la réussite de leur mission...
S’il m’aime encore..., Amanda Berry
Un regard, et le souvenir de l’amour qu’ils ont partagé autrefois les transporte. Un sourire, et le désir les submerge de nouveau, incontrôlable. Soudain, Luke Ward et Penny Montgomery succombent à la passion de leurs retrouvailles – et s’offrent une nuit dans les bras l’un de l’autre. Une nuit brûlante mais au goût d’interdit, car tous deux savent qu’elle ne pourra avoir de lendemain...
For over half a century, Superstars have battled to win the WWE Championship. While the name may have changed, the prestige attached to the championship has exploded. That is due in no small part to the immortals of wrestling who have held this coveted title—Bruno Sammartino taking the title from the first holder, Buddy Rogers...the totally unexpected win of “Superstar” Billy Graham...Hulk Hogan’s win over the Iron Sheik, who had refused a payoff to injure Hogan...Andre the Giant’s surrender of the title to Ted DiBiase...the newcomer win of the Undertaker...the commanding wrestling abilities of Bret Hart...Shawn Michaels’s win in Montreal...the stunning victories of Stone Cold Steve Austin...the triumph of the People’s Champion, The Rock...Triple H playing the game...the never-surrender attitude of John Cena.
This is the chronicle of how the title that is now known as the WWE Championship became sports-entertainment’s most coveted prize.
Money laundering is endemic. As much as 5 percent of global GDP ($3.6 trillion) is laundered by criminals each year. It’s no wonder that every financial institution in the United States—including banks, credit card companies, insurers, securities brokerages, private funds, and money service businesses—must comply with complex examination, training, and reporting requirements mandated by a welter of federal anti–money laundering (AML) laws. Ignorance of crime is no excuse before the law. Financial institutions and businesses that unknowingly serve as conduits for money laundering are no less liable to prosecution and fines than those that condone or abet it.
In Anti–Money Laundering in a Nutshell: Awareness and Compliance for Financial Personnel and Business Managers, Kevin Sullivan draws on a distinguished career as an AML agent and consultant to teach personnel in financial institutions what money laundering is, who does it, how they do it, how to prevent it, how to detect it, and how to report it in compliance with federal law. He traces the dynamic interplay among employees, regulatory examiners, compliance officers, fraud and forensic accountants and technologists, criminal investigators, and prosecutors in following up on reports, catching launderers, and protecting the integrity and reputations of financial institutions and businesses. In particular, corporate investigators will gain rich insights winnowed from the author's experiences as a New York State and federal investigator.
Formar una familia no entraba en los planes de Brady Ward. Por eso, tras ocho años en el extranjero, se quedó de piedra cuando un día se reencontró con una mujer con la que había vivido una noche de pasión en el pasado, y le dijo que era padre de una niña. Ahora se encontraba ante la encrucijada de decidir entre continuar con su meteórica carrera de éxitos en lo profesional, o empezar una nueva vida que incluyera a la hija a la que había dejado atrás.
Born in Beverly Hills, Clarke was raised around the glamour of Hollywood and looked like a star herself, a beautiful blonde reminiscent of Grace Kelly. The choreographer Busby Berkeley spotted her at a restaurant and offered her a job, but Mary's dream was to be a happy wife and mother. She raised seven children, but her two unfulfilling marriages ended in divorce. Then in the late 1960s, in midlife, she began devoting herself to charity work, realizing she had an extraordinary talent for drumming up donations for the sick and poor.
On one charity mission across the Mexican border to the drug-trafficking capitol of Tijuana, she visited La Mesa prison and experienced an intense feeling that she had found her true life's work. As she recalls, "I felt like I had come home." Receiving the blessings of the Catholic Church for her mission, on March 19, 1977, at the age of fifty, she moved into a cell in La Mesa, sleeping on a bunk with female prisoners above and below her. Nearly twenty-eight years later she is still living in that cell, and the remarkable power of her spiritual counseling to the prisoners has become legendary.
The story of both one woman's profound journey of discovery and growth and of the deep spiritual awakenings she has called forth in so many lost souls, The Prison Angel is an astonishing testament to the powers of personal transformation.
Learn the Real Story Behind Key Events in WWE History:
The split from the National Wrestling Alliance.
Controversial figures and events from all eras.
National expansion and the perilous risk involved.
The legal and financial strife that nearly devastated WWE.
Triumph in the Monday Night Wars.
Innovations of WrestleMania, Raw, SmackDown, Survivor Series, and more!
With Stunning Visuals and Insider Commentary.
Twenty years ago, Nicole Baxter left the only home she knew—and the boy who shared all her secrets. Now, with nowhere else to go, she's back in Tawnee Valley to figure out her next move—and cry on her old friend Sam Ward's shoulder. Except the gentle dreamer has become a brooding loner who's gearing up to sell the place he loves most.
When Nikki moved away, Sam lost the best friend he ever had. The beautiful, elegant woman who comes home is a world away from the tomboy with pigtails and skinned knees. And he's no longer the dreamy kid who believes in happy endings. Until Nikki starts to convince him they share the same dream: a future together right here in their own backyard…