Black Demands

Author: C. J. Thomas

Publisher: Kelly Black Affair

ISBN: 9781549754098

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 8010


He gave me a promise ring and I made the commitment to be his. Submission was a game to criminal defense lawyer, Kelly Black, and he set the expectations high. I had to be flawless as he demanded I do better. There were guidelines that needed to be followed. Rules of engagement he insisted I learn. And just when I thought our relationship was progressing, it came crashing down hard. My body temperature spiked before plummeting with fear. He was an enigma and I feared that I wasn't his only one. I could see it in his eyes, the secrets he had hidden inside. Panic and uncertainty rolled through my bones as I worked to uncover the truth.But then everything changed when I saw him, the man who stole my innocence and haunted my dreams. My spirit was as broken as my past and I feared that Kelly would leave me because of it. I was determined to fight knowing that, together, Kelly and I were the most beautiful natural disaster waiting to happen. *Black Demands is intended for mature audiences only.

Black Sunset

Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos

Author: Clancy Sigal

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1619028522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 7814


This riveting, poignant and hilarious memoir recounts Clancy Sigal’s escapades as a young agent, handling screenwriters and actors at the Sam Jaffe Agency in the blacklist-addled Hollywood of the 1950s. He’s hired by the take-no-prisoners agent Mary Baker after being fired from Columbia Pictures for using the mimeo machine to copy radical leaflets. Atom bomb tests in the desert light up the night sky, and everyone is either naming names or getting named. As the point person of a small circle of anarchistic oddballs, Clancy is constantly dogged by the FBI. But he spends his days going from studio to studio, trying to promote his clients Jack Palance, Peter Lorre, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, and many others. Clancy’s style is rip-roaring—headlong, ribald, wiseass. Black Sunset belongs to a hardboiled school that also includes Raymond Chandler and Elmore Leonard. This is a once-in-a-lifetime tale of Hollywood drama and excess, from a legendary entertainment industry insider.

The FBI Encyclopedia

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604177

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 2478


The Federal Bureau of Investigation, America’s most famous law enforcement agency, was established in 1908 and ever since has been the subject of countless books, articles, essays, congressional investigations, television programs and motion pictures—but even so it remains an enigma to many, deliberately shrouded in mystery on the basis of privacy or national security concerns. This encyclopedia has entries on a broad range of topics related to the FBI, including biographical sketches of directors, agents, attorneys general, notorious fugitives, and people (well known and unknown) targeted by the FBI; events, cases and investigations such as ILLWIND, ABSCAM and Amerasia; FBI terminology and programs such as COINTELPRO and VICAP; organizations marked for disruption including the KGB and the Ku Klux Klan; and various general topics such as psychological profiling, fingerprinting and electronic surveillance. It begins with a brief overview of the FBI’s origins and history.

The Affair: One Night...Nine-Month Scandal

Author: Maya Banks,Sarah Morgan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373180780

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8772


Features two complete novels from the USA Today best-selling author—"Nine Month Scandal," in which Jewel Henley discovers that her new boss is the man with whom she had an affair while on vacation—and that she is carrying his child, and "One Night." Original.

Vengeance in Medieval Europe

A Reader

Author: Daniel Lord Smail,Kelly Gibson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442601264

Category: History

Page: 474

View: 3262


How did medieval society deal with private justice, with grudges, and with violent emotions? This ground-breaking reader collects for the first time a number of unpublished or difficult-to-find texts that address violence and emotion in the Middle Ages. The sources collected here illustrate the power and reach of the language of vengeance in medieval European society. They span the early, high, and later middle ages, and capture a range of perspectives including legal sources, learned commentaries, narratives, and documents of practice. Though social elites necessarily figure prominently in all medieval sources, sources concerning relatively low-status individuals and sources pertaining to women are included. The sources range from saints' lives that illustrate the idea of vengeance to later medieval court records concerning vengeful practices. A secondary goal of the collection is to illustrate the prominence of mechanisms for peacemaking in medieval European society. The introduction traces recent scholarly developments in the study of vengeance and discusses the significance of these concepts for medieval political and social history.

The Eighties

The Decade That Transformed Australia

Author: Frank Bongiorno

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957766

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1122


It was the era of Hawke and Keating, Kylie and INXS, the America’s Cup and the Bicentenary. It was perhaps the most controversial decade in Australian history, with high-flying entrepreneurs booming and busting, torrid debates over land rights and immigration, the advent of AIDS, a harsh recession and the rise of the New Right. It was a time when Australians fought for social change – on union picket lines, at rallies for women’s rights and against nuclear weapons, and as part of a new environmental movement. And then there were the events that left many scratching their heads: Joh for Canberra . . . the Australia Card . . . Cliff Young. In The Eighties, Frank Bongiorno brings all this and more to life. He uncovers forgotten stories – of factory workers proud of their skills who found themselves surplus to requirements; of Vietnamese families battling to make new lives for themselves in the suburbs. He sheds new light on ‘both the ordinary and extraordinary things that happened to Australia and Australians during this liveliest of decades’. The Eighties is contemporary history at its best. ‘Frank Bongiorno has successfully negotiated the minefield of Australia’s political egos to write the definitive account of an inspired, infuriating decade.’ – George Megalogenis