The First Rule

The First Rule

These people live by eighteen rules, Pike—actual written rules, kind of like a guidebook for assholes. The first rule—rule number one—is that their families don't matter. Mom, dad, the brother, sis—those people do not matter.

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101163283

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Joe Pike and his partner Elvis Cole must solve the murder of an old friend and his entire family in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais. When Frank Meyer and his family are executed during a home invasion, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him. What starts out as a simple trail gets twisted fast by old grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and a crime so terrible even Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way to measure it.
Categories: Fiction

The First Rule of Ten

The First Rule of Ten

FIRST. RULE. OF. TEN. “Awareness and adventure go hand-in-hand in this wow of a whodunnit. It's got plenty of surprising plot twists, but even better, it's rich with insight into the complexity of human relationships and being alive in ...

Author: Gay Hendricks

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781781803158

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"Don’t ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers."That’s the first rule of Ten. Tenzing Norbu ("Ten" for short)—ex-monk and soon-to-be ex-cop—is a protagonist unique to our times. In The First Rule of Ten, the first installment in a three-book detective series, we meet this spiritual warrior who is singularly equipped, if not occasionally ill-equipped, as he takes on his first case as a private investigator in Los Angeles.Growing up in a Tibetan Monastery, Ten dreamed of becoming a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. So when he was sent to Los Angeles to teach meditation, he joined the LAPD instead. But as the Buddha says, change is inevitable; and ten years later, everything is about to change—big-time—for Ten. One resignation from the police force, two bullet-wounds, three suspicious deaths, and a beautiful woman later, he quickly learns that whenever he breaks his first rule, mayhem follows.Set in the modern-day streets and canyons of Los Angeles, The First Rule of Ten is at turns humorous, insightful, and riveting—a gripping mystery as well as a reflective, character-driven story with intriguing life-lessons for us all.
Categories: Fiction

The First Rule of Swimming

The First Rule of Swimming

The first rule of swimming, he had told her, was to stay afloat. He had demonstrated by lying back in the water, buoyed by the warm currents on the surface. The first time he let go, she went under and came up coughing water, ...

Author: Courtney Angela Brkic

Publisher: Hachette+ORM

ISBN: 9780316217378

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

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In this “exquisitely crafted” novel, a Croatian woman goes to New York to search for her missing sister—and confronts her family’s dark history (Booklist). Magdalena does not panic when she learns that her younger sister has disappeared. A free spirit, Jadranka has always been prone to mysterious absences. But when weeks pass with no word, Magdalena leaves the isolated Croatian island where their family has always lived and sets off to New York to find her sister. Her search begins to unspool the history of their family, reaching back three generations to a country torn by war. A haunting and sure-footed debut by an award-winning writer, The First Rule of Swimming explores the legacy of betrayal and loss in a place where beauty is fused inextricably with hardship, and where individuals are forced to make wrenching choices as they are swept up in the tides of history. “Suspenseful . . . well-paced.” —The New Yorker “Gracefully interweave[s] three generations of family stories and lies.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “Examines lives bruised and twisted by history, like weather-beaten trees that nevertheless manage to produce the sweetest fruit.” —The New York Times Book Review
Categories: Fiction

The First Rule of Punk

The First Rule of Punk

Being punk meant a lot of different things, just like being Mexican meant manythings. Sometimes those things didn't seem to match. And that was okay because I'd discovered that maybe the first rule of punk was to make your own rules.

Author: Celia C. Pérez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425290415

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching. There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school—you can’t fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Malú (María Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School’s queen bee, violates the school’s dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself. The real Malú loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro, please). And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malú finally begins to feel at home. She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself! Black and white illustrations and collage art throughout make The First Rule of Punk a perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girl and online magazines like Rookie.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The First Rule of Hook Ups

The First Rule of Hook Ups

Nina Crespo. THE FIRST RULE OF HOOK - UPS BREAKUP BASH SERIES NINA CRESPO Table of Contents Dedication Prologue Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter. Front Cover.

Author: Nina Crespo

Publisher: Entangled: Brazen

ISBN: 9781640636934

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Someone once told me that there are worse things than being left at the altar. Well, not many, in my experience. That was six months ago, though, and my life has moved on. Heck, I have a new job lined up and I'm leaving town. But I can't deny that my love life kind of sucks. That’s why I let my friends convince me to join them for Club Escapade’s Breakup Bash. And we might just be disillusioned enough to actually enjoy it. Last time we were here, it was for my bachelorette party. That night, I met one of the dancers – Raphael – and when he flirted with me, I almost forgot I was engaged. And there's a part of me that never forgot him. Now, it seems my friends have wandered off and I’m thinking about calling it a night. Until the music begins and I see Raphael, my secret fantasy, on stage. And this time, I’m definitely not engaged... Each book in the Breakup Bash series is STANDALONE: * The First Rule of Hook-Ups * Rules of a Rebound
Categories: Fiction

Self proving Examples in the four first rules of Arithmetic simple and compound To which are added Examples in contracted Division Square and Cube Root

Self proving Examples in the four first rules of Arithmetic  simple and compound      To which are added Examples in contracted Division  Square  and Cube Root

6 419150 816 75010 % 3875 000 C 816 948 d 607208 817 1 416 f 35192 h 2 506 i 55 Ic 7 Where the letters refer to the former explanation , the only difference being that as 7 times 4 ( the first figure of the cancelled pair 49 in b ) ...

Author: Alexander John ELLIS

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018161035

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Puzzles in Logic Languages and Computation

Puzzles in Logic  Languages and Computation

In this problem, you will write down a small set of rules encoding one piece of your knowledge about English. The problem you will approach is ... We always use only the first numbered rule that applies. For the word “work”, Rules 1-2 ...

Author: Dragomir Radev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642343780

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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This is the first volume of a unique collection that brings together the best English-language problems created for students competing in the Computational Linguistics Olympiad. These problems are representative of the diverse areas presented in the competition and designed with three principles in mind: · To challenge the student analytically, without requiring any explicit knowledge or experience in linguistics or computer science; · To expose the student to the different kinds of reasoning required when encountering a new phenomenon in a language, both as a theoretical topic and as an applied problem; · To foster the natural curiosity students have about the workings of their own language, as well as to introduce them to the beauty and structure of other languages; · To learn about the models and techniques used by computers to understand human language. Aside from being a fun intellectual challenge, the Olympiad mimics the skills used by researchers and scholars in the field of computational linguistics. In an increasingly global economy where businesses operate across borders and languages, having a strong pool of computational linguists is a competitive advantage, and an important component to both security and growth in the 21st century. This collection of problems is a wonderful general introduction to the field of linguistics through the analytic problem solving technique. "A fantastic collection of problems for anyone who is curious about how human language works! These books take serious scientific questions and present them in a fun, accessible way. Readers exercise their logical thinking capabilities while learning about a wide range of human languages, linguistic phenomena, and computational models. " - Kevin Knight, USC Information Sciences Institute
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Report CS R

Report CS R

Next we show that => can be defined in terms of ; and by deriving two rules for ~>(iri; -iitj) which are identical to the rules for dynamic implication. To derive the first rule of implication, assume (157) and (158).

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ISBN: UOM:39015037930362

Category: Computers

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Categories: Computers

Aspects of Dynamic Phonology

Aspects of Dynamic Phonology

Thus, the first rule must precede the second, as the nasal must be present for the eclipsis rule to operate, and the eclipsis must have occurred for the nasal, deletion rule to operate. Although this practice of positing one rule to ...

Author: Toby D. Griffen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027279798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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Dynamic phonology is the natural consequence of the combination of the latest developments in physiological and acoustic phonetics and the traditional structural/functional theories of linguistics. In phonetics, the segmental approach has long since given way to dynamic phonetics, leaving linguists in the position of either ignoring the dynamic evidence and continuing with segmental and semi-segmental phonology or of adopting the dynamic evidence within their overall theories of language structure and function. The author of this book has chosen the latter and here present a model for such a dynamic phonology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journals of the Senate of Canada

Journals of the Senate of Canada

On motion of the Honorable Mr. Botsford , seconded by the Honorable Mr. Dickey , it was Ordered , That the Forty - first Rule of this House be dispensed with in so far as it relates.to the said Bill , and that the same be read a second ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077090606

Category: Canada

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Appendices to the various volumes bound separately.
Categories: Canada