All the Missing Souls

A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

Author: David Scheffer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691157847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 533

View: 3533

This title is Scheffer's account of the international gamble to prosecute those responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, and to redress some of the bloodiest human rights atrocities in our time.
Release

TICK TACK - Wie lange kannst Du lügen?

Thriller

Author: Megan Miranda

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641210658

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7534

15 Tage. 2 Freundinnen. 1 Mord. Zehn Jahre ist es her, dass Nic ihre Heimatstadt von einem Tag auf den anderen verließ. Doch die Erinnerungen an die Nacht, in der ihre beste Freundin Corinne spurlos verschwand, haben sie nie losgelassen. Hatte jemand aus ihrem Freundeskreis etwas damit zu tun? Eines Tages erhält sie eine geheimnisvolle Nachricht: „Dieses Mädchen. Ich habe es gesehen.“ Nic weiß, dass nur eine damit gemeint sein kann – Corinne. Sie fährt zurück in das von dunklen Wäldern umgebene Städtchen, um herauszufinden, was damals wirklich geschah. Doch schon am selben Abend verschwindet erneut ein Mädchen – das Mädchen, das ihnen allen damals ein Alibi geliefert hatte ... Zwei Wochen später wird die Leiche einer jungen Frau gefunden. Wer ist sie? Was ist in der Zwischenzeit passiert? Auf unheimlich geschickte Weise erzählt Megan Miranda diese Geschichte rückwärts. Von Tag 15 zu Tag 14 zu Tag 13 bis schließlich zurück bis zu Tag 1 offenbart sich uns nach und nach, was seit Nics Rückkehr passiert ist – und was zehn Jahre zuvor mit Corinne geschah. Das perfekte Geschenk: aufwendig veredelte Ausstattung
Release

Pel And The Missing Persons

Author: Mark Hebden

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755124847

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 6898

A gang rob a supermarket, a home-made bomb is found at the airport, and the body of an old man is found on the motorway. Also, what is the connection between a fearful lawyer and the fatal stabbing of a tourist? On top of all this, Daniel Darcy, trusted deputy to Chief Inspector Pel has been suspended on suspicion of taking bribes.
Release

Handbook of Missing Persons

Author: Stephen J. Morewitz,Caroline Sturdy Colls

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319401998

Category: Psychology

Page: 585

View: 6961

This ambitious multidisciplinary volume surveys the science, forensics, politics, and ethics involved in responding to missing persons cases. International experts across the physical and social sciences offer data, case examples, and insights on best practices, new methods, and emerging specialties that may be employed in investigations. Topics such as secondary victimization, privacy issues, DNA identification, and the challenges of finding victims of war and genocide highlight the uncertainties and complexities surrounding these cases as well as possibilities for location and recovery. This diverse presentation will assist professionals in accessing new ideas, collaborating with colleagues, and handling missing persons cases with greater efficiency—and potentially greater certainty. Among the Handbook’s topics: ·A profile of missing persons: some key findings for police officers. ·Missing persons investigations and identification: issues of scale, infrastructure, and political will. ·Pregnancy and parenting among runaway and homeless young women. ·Estimating the appearance of the missing: forensic age progression in the search for missing persons. ·The use of trace evidence in missing persons investigations. ·The Investigation of historic missing persons cases: genocide and “conflict time” human rights abuses. The depth and scope of its expertise make the Handbook of Missing Persons useful for criminal justice and forensic professionals, health care and mental health professionals, social scientists, legal professionals, policy leaders, community leaders, and military personnel, as well as for the general public.
Release

The President Is Missing

Roman (dt. Ausgabe)

Author: Bill Clinton,James Patterson

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426452502

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1018

Das Buchereignis 2018: Bill Clinton und James Pattersons »The President Is Missing« ist ein hochspannender Thriller über Ereignisse, die wirklich so eintreffen können – eine Geschichte am Puls der Zeit, die man sich auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen darf. »The President Is Missing« handelt von einer Bedrohung so gigantischen Ausmaßes, dass sie nicht nur das Weiße Haus und die Wall Street in Aufruhr versetzt, sondern ganz Amerika. Angst und Ungewissheit halten die Nation in ihrem Würgegriff. Gerüchte brodeln – über Cyberterror und Spionage und einen Verräter im Kabinett. Sogar der Präsident selbst gerät unter Verdacht und ist plötzlich von der Bildfläche verschwunden. In der packenden Schilderung dreier atemberaubend dramatischer Tage wirft »The President Is Missing« ein Schlaglicht auf die komplizierten Mechanismen, die für das reibungslose Funktionieren einer hoch entwickelten Industrienation wie Amerika sorgen, und ihre Störanfälligkeit. Gespickt mit Informationen, über die nur ein ehemaliger Oberbefehlshaber verfügt, ist dies wohl der authentischste, beklemmendste Roman jüngerer Zeit, eine Geschichte – von historischer Tragweite und zum richtigen Moment erzählt –, die noch jahrelang für Zündstoff sorgen wird.
Release

HOME . . . S?

Author: Philip J.; Frances E. Voegtle Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462864317

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

View: 1024

The story is the result of a dream, which Poppy had. The idea was poured into a cauldron, embellished, seasoned, and stirred by Nonnie, then poured out with love for all to enjoy. This is their first attempt at a publishable novel, but another night vision is in the process of being materialized.
Release

Vermisstenstelle

Author: Ruth Zylberman

Publisher: Secession Verlag

ISBN: 3906910199

Category: Fiction

Page: 173

View: 9418

Ein kleines Mädchen spaziert bei Tag durch Paris. Bei Nacht wird es im Traum eingeholt von der Geschichte seiner Familie, einer Vergangenheit, die sich in seinen Körper eingeschrieben hat und die es in die Straßen des Warschauer Ghettos führt. Der Großvater stammte aus Polen, wo auch die Mutter geboren wurde, die als Kind nur knapp der Ermordung durch die Deutschen entging. Ihre Tochter soll nur leben, mehr verlangt sie nicht. Doch Alpträume lassen auch die inzwischen bald Vierzigjährige nicht los, so dass ihr Lebenswillen immer mehr schwindet. Um die Sehnsucht nach dem Tod zu überwinden, muss sie sich der Vergangenheit stellen, die ihren Alltag und ihre Beziehungen prägt. Als sie durch ein amtliches Schreiben aus dem Jahr 1945 erfährt, dass ihr Großvater nicht, wie immer angenommen, in Bergen-Belsen umgekommen ist, sondern befreit wurde, macht sie sich auf die Suche nach diesem Mann, von dem seit 65 Jahren jegliches Lebenszeichen fehlte. Sie fährt mit ihrer Mutter nach Warschau, gerät immer tiefer in den Osten und findet dabei zu sich selbst. Doch sie fördert auch eine Wahrheit zutage, die weit über die Geschichte ihrer Familie hinausstrahlt. Ein dunkles, ein gefährliches Strahlen ist es, das Ruth Zylberman hier mit ihrer betörend klaren Sprache bannt.
Release

Hidden Order

Author: Brad Thor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471132536

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9297

#1 New York Timesbestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! And don't miss FREE FALL: A Prelude to Hidden Order, available for free download now! The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure. But control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into peril. When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015! Praise for Brad Thor: 'Brad Thor is as current as tomorrow's headlines' Dan Brown 'Blasts off like a guided missile and never slows down, weaving current events into a frightening scenario that just could happen. Brad Thor rocks!' Tess Gerritsen 'Brad Thor writes thrillers as plausible as they are terrifying. A must-read for our times!' James Rollins,New York Timesbestselling author of Black Orderand The Judas Strain Praise for Hidden Order: 'One of Brad Thor's best books to date' Washington Post '[A] great, great thriller' Rush Limbaugh 'Thriller writer Brad Thor is awesome…You'll want to take HIDDEN ORDER to the beach' National Review
Release

The Sit Room

In the Theater of War and Peace

Author: David Scheffer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190860650

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 2785

The Sit Room brings you inside the secretive Situation Room of the White House, the most important deliberative room in the world, during the early 1990s when the author was one of the policymakers who framed the Clinton Administration's policy towards the bloody Balkans War. Drawing upon newly declassified documents and his own notes, David Scheffer, who later became America's first Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, weaves the true story of how policy options were debated in the Sit Room among the highest national security officials. The road to a final peace deal in late 1995 came at the high price of the murderous siege of Sarajevo and ethnic cleansing of mostly Bosnian Muslims from their homes and towns, including the genocide of Srebrenica's men and teenage boys. The Sit Room reveals the behind-the-scenes story about how American policy evolved--often futilely--to try to stop an intractable war and its shocking atrocities. Main actors in the Sit Room include: the assertive Ambassador to the United Nations, Madeleine Albright; the State Department's ace negotiator, Richard Holbrooke; the cerebral National Security Adviser, Tony Lake; the immigrant Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili; the bulldog Deputy National Security Adviser, Sandy Berger; and White House moralist, David Gergen. For almost three years, the Sit Room was littered with shattered proposals to end the war-until armed force backed up diplomacy to compel a fragile peace deal. The Sit Room reveals authentic policy-making at the highest levels, with a unique journey into the arena of war and peace where spirited debate guided America's foreign policy.
Release

International Law and Changing Perceptions of Security

Liber Amicorum Said Mahmoudi

Author: Jonas Ebbesson,Marie Jacobsson,Mark Adam Klamberg,David Langlet,Pål Wrange

Publisher: Hotei Publishing

ISBN: 9004274588

Category: Law

Page: 372

View: 9837

In International Law and Changing Perceptions of Security the contributors debate how changing concepts and conceptions of security have affected fields such as the use of force, law of the sea, human rights, international environmental law and international humanitarian law.
Release

Die vergessenen Mädchen

Kriminalroman

Author: Sara Blædel

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492967558

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7628

In einem abgelegenen Waldstück wird die Leiche einer Frau gefunden. Eine lange Narbe in ihrem Gesicht sollte es einfach machen, sie zu identifizieren, doch niemand meldet sie als vermisst. Tage später tappt Louise Rick, die seit Kurzem eine Sondereinheit der Vermisstenstelle in Kopenhagen leitet, noch immer im Dunkeln. Mithilfe der Öffentlichkeit findet sie schließlich heraus, um wen es sich bei der Toten handelt, aber sie soll bereits vor Jahren gestorben sein. Ist ihre Todesurkunde eine Fälschung? Und was ist mit ihrer Zwillingsschwester, die am selbenTag gestorben sein soll? Louises Nachforschungen führen sie tiefer in die eigene Vergangenheit, als ihr lieb ist, und so manches Geheimnis, das lange im Wald verborgen lag, kommt endlich zutage ...
Release

Bureau of Missing Persons

Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers

Author: Roger J. Porter

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 6685

A devoted reader of autobiographies and memoirs, Roger J. Porter has observed in recent years a surprising number of memoirs by adult children whose fathers have led secret lives. Some of the fathers had second families; some had secret religious lives; others have been criminals, liars, or con men. Struck by the intensely human drama of secrecy and deception played out for all to see, Porter explores the phenomenon in great depth. In Bureau of Missing Persons he examines a large number of these works-eighteen in all-placing them in a wide literary and cultural context and considering the ethical quandaries writers face when they reveal secrets so long and closely held. Among the books Porter treats are Paul Auster's The Invention of Solitude, Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Fun Home, Essie Mae Washington-Williams's Dear Senator (on her father, Strom Thurmond), Bliss Broyard's One Drop, Mary Gordon's The Shadow Man, and Geoffrey Wolff's The Duke of Deception. He also discusses Nathaniel Kahn's documentary film, My Architect. These narratives inevitably look inward to the writer as well as outward to the parent. The autobiographical children are compelled, if not consumed, by a desire to know. They become detectives, piecing together clues to fill memory voids, assembling material and archival evidence, public and private documents, letters, photographs, and iconic physical objects to track down the parent.
Release

The Paynes Prairie Murders

Author: CreateSpace

Publisher: Harmony Stalter

ISBN: 1507671830

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 2374

There is a serial killer on the loose. Women have been disappearing for years in Orange County, New York and Marion County, Florida, hundreds of cases have gone unsolved. How many murders has he committed? Ocala Police Officers, Peter Michaels and Dave Weston, will need to figure that out. Enlisting the help of Newburgh Detective, Jacob Mason, their suspect's deadly past comes to light, haunting their dreams. Can they stop him before he kidnaps another woman? Will he confess to his crimes? Are you ready to meet David Checkowich? Let the nightmares begin.
Release

Lost Souls

Author: Lisa Jackson

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420109553

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7593

"Solidifies Jackson's status as the queen of the modern-day suspense thriller." --The Providence Journal Kristi Bentz wants to write true crime. All she needs is that one case that will take her to the top. She finds it when she enrolls at All Saints College after learning that four girls have disappeared in less than two years. "Expect the unexpected." --The Clarion Ledger All four girls were "lost souls"--troubled, vulnerable girls with no one to care about them, no one to come looking for them if they disappeared. The only person that believes Kristi is her ex-lover, Jay McKnight, a professor on campus. The police think they're runaways, but Kristi senses there's something that links them--something terrifying. . . "Jackson creates relentless suspense. . .builds the tension to an unbearable and satisfying pitch." --Booklist As Kristi gets deeper into her investigation, she gets the feeling she's being watched and followed--studied, even. Then the bodies start turning up, and Kristi realizes she is playing a game with a killer who has selected her for membership in a special club from which there will be no escaping death. . . "Dark and disturbing." --The Roanoke Times
Release

Department of Justice (State of California)

The Missing Persons DNA Program Cannot Process All the Requests it Has Received Before the Fee That Is Funding it Expires

Author: Elaine M. Howle

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437921396

Category:

Page: 52

View: 4523

Audit report concerning the Calif. Dept. of Justice¿s Missing Persons DNA Program and whether the program is meeting its statutory provisions and efficiently using its funds. The missing persons program reached full operation in July 2004. As of the end of Feb. 2005, the program had received 799 requests and completed DNA analysis for 261 of them. However, it is unlikely to complete testing all of the requests it has already received before the fee supporting the program expires. Several elements of the missing persons program are sound, but the program needs to improve some of its managerial controls. There are significant problems with the accuracy of some of the data the program¿s mgmt. information and timekeeping databases contain.
Release

The Perfect Scream

Author: James Andrus

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0786032146

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 319

Art imitates death as a Florida police detective hunts for a twisted serial killer—and a clue to his own daughter’s disappearance . . . He believes he is granting his victims a form of immortality. His creation will be a testament to their perfection. Each victim has a rare innocence, worthy of being eternalized in his macabre work of art. A beauty worth killing for . . . For Det. John Stallings, the investigation isn’t just another case. The parallels between the Jacksonville girl who just disappeared and his own long-vanished daughter make every discovery a potential clue in the painful personal mystery that has haunted him for years. Then, one by one, bodies are discovered—all young women, strangled to fulfill a madman’s obsession. What began as a missing persons case has become a desperate race against a ruthless and bloodthirsty adversary—as Stallings draws closer to a truth too terrifying to face. From the author of The Perfect Woman, praised by Jeffery Deaver as “one of the best cop novels to come along in years,” this is a chilling crime thriller that will have readers racing through the pages.
Release

Amending Further and Making Permanent the Missing Persons Act

Hearings Before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on H.R. 5807, Eighty-Fifth Congress, First Session, on July 19, 1957

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Missing in action

Page: 48

View: 4514

Considers legislation to revise DOD authority to change status of or continue benefits to Federal employees missing during defense-related missions and to meet needs of their dependents; and to authorize pay for Philippine Scouts during period of capture by Japanese during WWII.
Release

Blind Spot For Murder

A Max Cutler Novel

Author: David A. Evans

Publisher: David A Evans

ISBN: 1483544109

Category:

Page: 422

View: 829

Blind Spot For Murder is a completed, 102,964-word Fictional Thriller. It is targeted toward adult readers. The story takes place in the US and Europe, as well as the many beautiful ports of call of various cruise ships. Max Cutler is a young law school graduate who is recruited by the Secret Service. Not to protect the president, but to protect America’s interests abroad; specifically, to break up a counterfeiting ring based in Germany that is using US dollars. While Max is in Europe, his younger sister disappears from a cruise ship in Alaska. He flies back to comfort his parents, who are subsequently killed in a plane crash. Max is devastated. In trying to determine the details surrounding his sister’s death, he discovers that over 700 people per year go missing or die on cruise ships, raising more questions than answers. He befriends Cheryl, whose husband has disappeared from a cruise ship as well. They join forces and create MIDAS, Marine Investigations Deaths at Sea. Max recruits investigators from among his cohorts; former US Secret Service and Navy Seals; British military intelligence; German police, and New Zealand SAS, among others. The best of the best. While Max is on the trail of the European counterfeiters, MIDAS is tracking down a serial killer on the high seas known as the Grim Reaper. These two worlds collide when the details of what actually happened to Max’s family emerge.
Release

Opferschuld

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644436312

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2540

Emma Bennett sieht sich mit dem schlimmsten Trauma ihrer Kindheit konfrontiert: Zehn Jahre zuvor entdeckte sie an einem frostigen Wintertag in einem Graben die Leiche ihrer besten Freundin. Eine Frau wurde verhaftet, doch nun taucht ein Zeuge auf, der ihr umstrittenes Alibi nach all den Jahren bestätigt. Kommissarin Vera Stanhope würde den Mordfall gerne lösen, doch das gestaltet sich unerwartet schwierig: In dem Dörfchen Elvet findet sich kaum ein Einwohner, der kein Motiv gehabt hätte, die hübsche, verzogene und sehr gerissene Abigail zu töten. Binnen kürzester Zeit ist die Atmosphäre vergiftet. Und Vera fragt sich: Haben die Dorfbewohner Angst vor dem Mörder oder vor ihrer eigenen, schuldbeladenen Vergangenheit? «Mit Vera Stanhope hat die britische Autorin Ann Cleeves eine Kommissarin erfunden, die man mögen muss: ein wenig derb, übergewichtig, beziehungsgestört – aber schlauer als ihr gesamtes Team!» (Freundin)
Release