'A can't miss' Publishers Weekly 'Greaney cranks out one winner after another' Kirkus 'One of the top must-read thrillers of 2018' The Real Book Spy
Author: Mark Greaney
Publisher: Hachette UK
'I love the Gray Man' Lee Child The Gray Man is back in another nonstop international thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels Court Gentry is back in action. This time he's working on behalf of a well-connected group of Syrian expats to secure the Syrian president's mistress so they can use her to bring down the president's regime. But the expats' plan goes awry when it's discovered the mistress has a baby--the Syrian president's only male heir--hidden away in a Damascus safe house. Court goes after the baby, a decision that comes at the price of the mistress's life. The expat organization deems the boy now useless to their cause and refuses to protect him against the Syrian first lady and the notorious Swiss assassin in her employ. With no support on the way, Court realizes he'll have to take down the Syrian president himself if he and the boy are going to make it out alive... 'A can't miss' Publishers Weekly 'Greaney cranks out one winner after another' Kirkus 'One of the top must-read thrillers of 2018' The Real Book Spy
So we've heard, fromone of our agents in Moscow.” “NATO Intelligence has an agent in place? Close enough to Konov to know his plans? Pretty good. In fact, damned good.” “So far, yes. He and Konov are in the same Department ...
Author: Helen MacInnes
Publisher: Titan Books
Chuck Kelso is an idealist. When he steals a top-secret NATO memorandum, he only intends to leak it to the press; but it is soon in the hands of a Russian agent, a man who has spent nine years quietly working himself into the fabric of Washington society. Within hours it has reached the KGB, and the CIA's top man in Moscow has had his cover blown. For British agent Tony Lawton, hunting down the Russian operative - the 'agent in place' - is a welcome challenge. But for Chuck's brother, the journalist Tom Kelso, and his beautiful wife, Thea, the affair has unleashed a very special terror. Now the race is on to find the Russian spy before a top-level NATO conference. But why is the escaped agent behaving so strangely? Is he who he seems?
3.4.2 Experiments and research on rejuvenating agent There are various types of rejuvenating agent in China, but most of them do not have clearly defined standards and specifications. Then, they cannot achieve desirable recycling ...
Author: Sze Wai Pan
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Research and Application of Hot In-Place Recycling Technology for Asphalt Pavement is the first comprehensive book on the topic that presents over two decades of theoretical and practical experience gained in China. The book gives comprehensive coverage of HIPR, including pavement evaluation, distress analysis, mix design, processes and equipment selection, implementation and acceptance criteria. In eight chapters, this book covers HIPR from theoretical and practical viewpoints, and provides detailed case-studies based on real-world experience. This book includes everything engineers need to apply HIPR to improve sustainability and reduce disruption during the maintenance and repair of asphalt. Presents, for the first time in English, decades of experience and research on Hot in-Place Recycling Technology (HIPR) for asphalt pavements Considers all aspects of HIPR, giving engineers all they need to use the technique for road maintenance and repair Details how HIPR drastically improves the sustainability of asphalt and reduces disruption to traffic during repair and maintenance work Includes detailed case studies from thirty years of HIPR in China, giving context and practical know-how
The Start place will have a token placed there by the agent at the outset of the interaction, and it is highlighted with a thicker line than the other places. A token in this place initiates the interaction. The In place (in this and ...
Author: Thomas A. Wagner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
An Application Science For Multi-Agent Systems addresses the complexity of choosing which multi-agent control technologies are appropriate for a given problem domain or a given application. Without such knowledge, when faced with a new application domain, agent developers must rely on past experience and intuition to determine whether a multi-agent system is the right approach, and if so, how to structure the agents, how to decompose the problem, and how to coordinate the activities of the agents, and so forth. This unique collection of contributions, written by leading international researchers in the agent community, provides valuable insight into the issues of deciding which technique to apply and when it is appropriate to use them. The contributions also discuss potential trade-offs or caveats involved with each decision. An Application Science For Multi-Agent Systems is an excellent reference for anyone involved in developing multi-agent systems.
We need to have our own agents in place long before this happens.' Piers Devereux leaned over to his desk and picked up an unopened packet of Player's Medium Navy Cut. He opened the packet and tipped its contents onto the low table ...
Author: Alex Gerlis
To live among wolves, first you must become one... An unmissable new spy thriller from best-selling master of the genre, Alex Gerlis. War is coming to Europe. British spymaster Barnaby Allen begins recruiting a network of agents in Germany. With diplomatic relations quickly unravelling, this pack of spies soon comes into their own: the horse-loving German at home in Berlin’s underground; the young American sports journalist; the mysterious Luftwaffe officer; the Japanese diplomat and the most unlikely one of all... the SS officer’s wife. Despite constant danger and the ever-present threats of discovery and betrayal, Allen’s network unearths top-secret plans for a new German fighter plane – and a truly devastating intelligence prize... an audacious Japanese plan to attack the United States. But can they prove it? The race is on. An unputdownable and atmospheric Second World War espionage thriller, Agent in Berlin will grip you to the very end. Perfect for readers of David Young, Robert Harris and Rory Clements. Praise for Agent in Berlin 'Gerlis proves himself a master of spy fiction to rival John le Carré, Robert Harris and other leading lights with this gripping and entertaining novel set mostly in the frenzied world of pre-war Berlin' David Young, author of Stasi Child 'Everything slots together perfectly in this hugely atmospheric and powerfully character-driven story set in Germany at the rise of Nazism ... a brilliant new addition to the genre' Chris Lloyd, author of The Unwanted Dead 'Amazing plotting, packs a real punch' Mark 'Billy' Billingham, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Hard Way 'The first volume of a promising new series, Alex Gerlis handles an ensemble cast with panache' Financial Times 'An unmissable spy thriller from bestselling master of the genre Alex Gerlis' Spybrary Podcast
Ethical Issues Most Boards of Realtors have an advisory board in place for disciplinary actions for agents who are unable to conform to acceptable and ethical practices. This board is in place to ensure buyers and sellers are protected ...
The Agent—in—Place The methods used for infiltrating an opposi— tion's intelligence service take several forms. Usually the most effec— tive and desirable penetration is the recruitment of an agent—in—place, sometimes called a ...
Author: Loch K. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
National security intelligence is a vast, complicated, and important topic, made doubly hard for citizens to understand because of the thick veils of secrecy that surround it. This definitive introduction to the field guides readers skilfully through this hidden side of government. It not only explains the three primary missions of intelligence - information collection and analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action - it also explores the wider dilemmas posed by the existence of secret government organizations in 'open' societies. With over thirty-five years of experience studying intelligence agencies and their activities, Loch Johnson illuminates difficult questions such as why intelligence organizations make mistakes in assessing world events; why some intelligence officers decide to work against their own country on behalf of foreign regimes; and how agencies succumb to scandals, including spying on the very citizens they are meant to protect. National Security Intelligence is tailor-made to meet the interests of students and general readers who care about how nations protect themselves against threats through the establishment of intelligence organizations - and how they continue to strive for safeguards to prevent the misuse of this secret power.
By adding some redundancies, we will hide faults and make it possible for the agent to carry on its execution notwithstanding faults. ... Instead of storing the agent's code and state (a2) in the place P2 (fig.
Author: A. Genco
Publisher: WIT Press
Mobile agents are intelligent agents with advanced mobility capabilities. A mobile agent must be provided with the so called strong mobility, a feature which allows it to carry its status with it and accomplish its mission by migrating from site to site in the Internet. A mobile agent can complete in a site what it started in another site.Starting from the mobile agent concept, this book provides the reader with a suitably detailed discussion on mobile agent principles of operation, as for instance, migration, communication, co-ordination, interoperability, fault tolerance and security. As an example of mobile agents application fields, this book discusses how they can be effective in implementing data mining and information retrieval systems.
Inspector in Place To qualify as an inspector in place , a special agent must hold the rank either of an assistant special agent in charge in the field or of at least a section chief in FBIHQ . Inspectors in place , at times ...
Author: Athan G. Theoharis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
"Since its inception in the early 20th century the Federal Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a dominant agency in the American judicial system. Within its 10 chapters, this source provides a comprehensive chronological history of and guide to the FBI that includes information about the facilities, the organizational structure, and biographies of key individuals. This reference source will not only please FBI enthusiasts, but it also serves as an excellent resource for those interested in U.S. history, criminal justices, and American culture. Also included is an extensive chronology of key events, a subject index, and an authoritative bibliography. Numerous photographs throughout the book illustrate the essays, along with graphs and tables. An excellent reference source for all libraries".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
IAAgent, IBAgent and ICAgent are Intermediary Agents. Place 2 is used to deal with knowledge in the field A. IAAgent is an Intermediary Agent. AAgent is a Knowledge Agent in field A. NAgent is a Notice Agent of Place 2.
Author: Ngoc Thanh Nguyen
Category: Technology & Engineering
The book consists of 35 extended chapters which have been selected and invited from the submissions to the 4th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications (ICCCI 2012) held on November 28-30, 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The book is organized into six parts, which are semantic web and ontologies, social networks and e-learning, agent and multiagent systems, data mining methods and applications, soft computing, and optimization and control, respectively. All chapters in the book discuss theoretical and practical issues connected with computational collective intelligence and related technologies. The editors hope that the book can be useful for graduate and Ph.D. students in Computer Science, in particular participants in courses on Soft Computing, Multiagent Systems, and Data Mining. This book can be also useful for researchers working on the concept of computational collective intelligence in artificial populations. It is the hope of the editors that readers of this volume can find many inspiring ideas and use them to create new cases of intelligent collectives. Many such challenges are suggested by particular approaches and models presented in individual chapters of this book. The editors hope that readers of this volume can find many inspiring ideas and influential practical examples and use them in their future work.