Dead Weight

Author: John Francome

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755376161

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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After a crashing fall, champion rider Phil Nicholas returns to racing, but though his body has healed, his mind has not. Flashbacks of his accident invade his dreams, rob him of his sleep - and freeze him in the saddle. While Phil is battling to overcome his fear, his weighing-room colleague Adrian Moore is viciously attacked after losing a race he should have won. It's the start of a vendetta by someone determined to hurt those who break the rules of racing. If Phil wants to save the sport - and the woman he loves - it's time for him to recover his nerve...
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Dead Weight (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Steven F. Havill

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459656406

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A well - seasoned sixty - nine, Sheriff Bill Gastner knows his Posadas, New Mexico, territory as well as he understands the foibles of the human condition. So when a backhoe crushes a man to death, it's more instinct than fact that leaves him feeling there's more to this ''accident'' than meets the eye. Adding to his problems, anonymous letters charging his best deputy, Tom Pasquale, with hustling Mexican nationals for cash are being dispatched around town. Gastner takes this one personally; he's fond of his deputy, but he does want the truth. He also knows it's an election year and dirty politics can happen anywhere. So can murder. Soon he's got not just one, but two dead bodies. And a strong desire to make sure that when he does retire, it's not by way of a well - aimed bullet....
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Dead Weight

Author: Diane Sherlock

Publisher: Creative Caffeine Press

ISBN: 9781591130635

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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"Shedding the wreck of a bad marriage, Tommi Winters impulsively takes a scuba diving class on a colleague's dare in reaction to the numbness that engulfs her at her husband's sudden exit. Enticed by the younger man who leads their dive trip to Fiji, Tommi discovers that misplacing her trust this time could end her life when greed surfaces along with the gold. Death and destruction swirl around her as she struggles for equilibrium and then survival."--Publisher's webwite.
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Dead Weight

Author: E.C. Tubb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575107634

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Sam Falkirk, Captain of the World Police and stationed at the World Council building in New York, has a special interest in investigating the sudden and inexplicable death of Angelo Augustine, the brother of his girl friend. A messenger employed by the Council, Augustine was also a spy in the pay of Senator Rayburn, a fanatical Nationalist who is fighting both to retain his power and to destroy the Orient before they, as he believes, turn against the Occident. Augustine had died while delivering a parcel containing a statue of a Buddha for an employee of Senator Sucamari of the Japanese Legation, and who, in his own way, is as fanatical as Rayburn himself. Sucamari wants to gain living room for the teeming millions of the Orient, and his secret plan involves the releasing of a deadly bacterial plague across the Americas. The bacteria is contained in a special coating on the Buddha statue, but when the statue is stolen by a petty criminal, millions of people hover on the brink of agonizing death, unless Falkirk can find the criminal in time . . .
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Dead Weight

A Posadas County Mystery

Author: Steven F Havill

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 161595077X

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 4416

A well-seasoned sixty-nine, Sheriff Bill Gastner knows his Posadas, New Mexico, territory as well as he understands the foibles of the human condition. So when a backhoe crushes a man to death, it’s more instinct than fact that leaves him feeling there’s more to this “accident” than meets the eye. Adding to his problems, anonymous letters charging his best deputy, Tom Pasquale, with hustling Mexican nationals for cash are being dispatched around town. Gastner takes this one personally; he’s fond of his deputy, but he does want the truth. He also knows it’s an election year and dirty politics can happen anywhere. So can murder. Soon he’s got not just one, but two dead bodies. And a strong desire to make sure that when he does retire, it’s not by way of a well-aimed bullet....
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Dead Weight

Author: Steven Havill

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 9780373264087

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Small-town sheriff Bill Gastner faces a crisis when an anonymous letter accuses one of his trusted deputies of corruption, a crisis complicated further by the death of one half of a troubled couple that looks increasingly like murder. Reprint.
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Dead Weight

Book Three of The Dead Series

Author: Jon Schafer

Publisher: Jon Schafer

ISBN: 1301178721

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Page: N.A

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Dead Weight

Author: Lori Avocato

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 162681077X

Category: Fiction

Page: 66

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When Pauline Sokol goes undercover to investigate fraud at a weight loss clinic, resisting chocolate is her biggest dilemma . . . until she encounters a murder. Pauline Sokol, ex-RN turned medical insurance–fraud investigator, finds herself embroiled in a scam at a weight loss clinic in the scenic New Mexico desert. As if going undercover in a heavyweight body suit isn’t bad enough, she’s not allowed to eat chocolate . . . and her roommate turns out to be a mysterious—and very hot—guy. It seems to be an open-and-shut case, but Pauline isn’t the only undercover investigator on the scene. And when a reporter turns up dead, it’s up to Pauline to solve the case—with a little help from her handsome, but incorrigible, colleague, Jagger. Pauline knows the clock is ticking—and it’s not just counting down the minutes until she can eat chocolate again.
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Dead Weight

Author: Frank Smith

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

ISBN: 178010846X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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DCI Neil Paget and his indefatigable team are stymied by an increasingly murky investigation that may not even be a criminal case. High-flying English Member of Parliament Stephen Lorrimer and his wife Julia are the parents of a bright five-year-old son, Michael, who has severe hearing and speech impediments. Michael is devoted to his caretaker Justine, and when she disappears he is inconsolable. Julia is quick to report to DCI Neil Paget the girl’s failure to return after leaving the house for Sunday service. Paget and his team try to piece together her movements but find little hard evidence to suggest any criminal activity. And with little in the way of witnesses, Paget and his team begin to wonder if they have a case at all. Only persistence, intuition, and a little bit of luck might solve a most perplexing state of affairs. “A brisk and unusual puzzler.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Dead Weight

Author: Susan Rogers Cooper

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780103042

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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E.J. Pugh’s Weight Watchers’ group is supposed to help members lose pounds – not their lives . . . - When Berta Harris of E.J.’s Weight Watchers’ group succumbs to an untimely death, amateur sleuth E.J. is puzzled. Why was Kerry Killian, the realtor selling Berta’s house, was murdered the day after E.J. questioned her? What does this have to do with Berta’s mysterious death? And why would anyone in the group want to put on weight? As E.J. immerses herself in these big questions, her marriage to husband Willis grows increasingly strained. Can Pugh solve the mystery around the deaths and save her own marriage?
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The Dead Weight

Author: Zia Black

Publisher: All-Seeing Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Kill the Competition...The Dead Weight, a dark, vengeful short story. Neil's girlfriend betrayed him. Again. Time to move on. He's dumping her things and starting anew, but there's one person in his way. No matter. He's ready for a fight, and why not? He's won many, many times before... Search Terms: vengeful, disturbing, london, dark, grief, relationships, murder, free, freebie
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Ditch the Dead Weight

How my toughest choice became my greatest mission

Author: Mike Rolls

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760636398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Mike Rolls was a sports-mad teenager when he contracted a deadly disease on a football trip. Overnight he was fighting for his life. When Mike regained consciousness, he had lost his right leg, half his left foot, two fingers and part of his nose, and had extensive internal injuries. His parents were told he had a five per cent chance of survival. After a painfully slow recovery and eight years of living with a leg that would never heal, Mike made the extraordinarily difficult decision to have his remaining leg amputated. More than just a triumph-over-adversity story, Mike's Ditch the Dead Weight combines personal experience with proven scientific research and a practical methodology for letting go of anything that no longer serves you.An inspirational speaker and ambassador for Interplast Australia and Limbs 4 Life, Mike works as a mentor and counsellor to young people after illness or injury. He also represents Australia as a golfer.
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Dead Weight

Author: Matt Casamassina

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998492414

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Page: N.A

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When 17-year-old Zephyr Rockwell wakes from a camping trip in the woods, he discovers that nearly everyone in the world has disappeared and most of the luxuries mankind maintained are already breaking down. What happened? Where did everybody go? Why is he still here?The boy soon embarks on a journey for answers and companionship in a new reality where great cities lay in ruins, food and water grow scarcer by the day, and every other survivor is a potential threat.There are secrets waiting in California, but is the trek halfway across the country worth the risk? Zephyr and some of his new friends decide to find out, and not all of them will return.
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The Deadweight

Author: Wayland Kennet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fear

Page: 220

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Psychological novel, laid in England, of a woman who comes to believe that all disasters of friends and family are of her own making.
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Dead Weight

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Lizzy Gardner Series

ISBN: 9781612185101

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 9739

Sacramento private investigator Lizzy Gardner is determined to find two missing women-- teenager Carol Fullerton, who vanished twenty-one years ago from a California highway and Diane Kramer, not seen for six months after empying her saving account.
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