The First Rule

The First Rule Author Robert Crais
ISBN-10 9781101163283
Release 2010-01-12
Pages 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.

The First Rule of Punk

The First Rule of Punk Author Celia C. Pérez
ISBN-10 9780425290415
Release 2017-08-22
Pages 336
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From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Pérez, 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.

Wizard s First Rule

Wizard s First Rule Author Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10 9781784971861
Release 2015-07-29
Pages 784
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Deep in the upper Ven Forest, close to the Boundry, woodsman Richard Cypher is intent on tracking down his father's killers. Richard has no idea of how far his quest will take him from home, nor that his world, his very beliefs, are about to be shattered... Kahlan Amnell, tormented by treachery and loss, is being hunted, pursued remorselessly by a bloodthirsty tyrant's assassins. A monstrous evil is about to be unleashed upon the world and she knows her one hope of halting it is to find the last great Wizard... Together, Richard and Kahlan have a destiny that will not be denied, a destiny that will embroil them in a war three-millennia past... a war that is about to re-ignite with world-devouring violence.

The First Rule of Ten

The First Rule of Ten Author Gay Hendricks
ISBN-10 9781781803158
Release 2013-08-16
Pages 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 this major 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. Read about the whole series at

The First Rule of Swimming

The First Rule of Swimming Author Courtney Angela Brkic
ISBN-10 9780316217378
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 336
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A woman must leave her island home to search for her missing sister-and confront the haunted history of her family. 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 dark 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.

The First Rule of Little Brothers

The First Rule of Little Brothers Author Jill Davis
ISBN-10 9780375840463
Release 2008
Pages 40
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A young boy learns that, while his little brother's constant mimicking may be annoying, it is also a sign of admiration.

The First Rule Of Survival

The First Rule Of Survival Author Paul Mendelson
ISBN-10 9781472111395
Release 2014-03-20
Pages 400
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Seven years ago in Cape Town three young white South African schoolboys were abducted in broad daylight on three consecutive days. They were never heard of again. Now, a new case for the unpredictable Colonel Vaughn de Vries casts a light on the original enquiry; for him, a personal failure which has haunted him for those seven years and has cost him his marriage and peace of mind. A former British government agent, friend to De Vries, provides intelligence on this new case, but is any of it admissible? Struggling in a mire of departmental and racial rivalry, De Vries seeks the whole truth and unravels a complex history of abuse, deception and murder. Challenging friends, colleagues and enemies, De Vries comes to realise he doesn't know who is which. Set against the background of Cape Town and the endless, rolling South African veld, this chilling thriller reveals layer after layer of abuse - physical, political and psychological. Shortlisted for the Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger 2014 (Crime Novel of the Year) Praise for Paul Mendelson: 'An excellent, uncompromising crime thriller made even better by its setting ... the story is two journeys in one, and I'm glad I took both' Lee Child 'A jaw-droppingly brilliant crime thriller. Imagine The Killing moved to Cape Town and into the landscape of the hot and dusty African veld' Philip Glenister 'The First Rule of Survival is an incredibly atmospheric, complex and dazzling debut from a thrilling and authentic new voice in crime fiction' Brian McGilloway 'An impressive debut' The Times

The First Rule of Inner Peace

The First Rule of Inner Peace Author John Kuypers
ISBN-10 9780968968482
Release 2013-11-29
Pages 134
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Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, author and a great man of faith speaks out: "“This little book can have far-reaching consequences if we learn and live it. Seeking peace is like seeking wisdom. We need help to put order especially into our disordered relationships. Peace is not absence of war. It is to be in communion with those whom we tend to push aside. Peace is not a flower we can pick. It is a loaf of bread which we have to make and bake. We have to work at it. The FIRST RULE of INNER PEACE can help us see what is disordered. Then we can “work at it” so we can eat bread together.” The FIRST RULE of INNER PEACE awakens the sensible part of our soul to see clear, God-centered answers in troubling situations. Then we find the courage to do the right thing. But there is a catch. We must seek inner peace first, before we know the results we will get. It is contrarian, universal and powerfully effective. Based on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 7:5, The First Rule of Inner Peace is for people who feel: • Anxious and stressed • Frustrated with someone close • Unhappy despite outward success • Hurt by heartaches and loss • A heartfelt desire to grow closer to God Surprisingly, you have already used THE FIRST RULE of INNER PEACE without even noticing. This little book will astonish you. See video and testimonials at Readers from pastors and bishop's to housewives and professionals love the personal impact this book on their lives. It is praised by Christians and non-Christians alike. "I have found myself thinking about this book every day." "Simply amazing. I love it!" "Shares a timeless truth missed by so many people." "Powerful, grace-filled and practical!" "I will be promoting your book everywhere I go." "A simple, profound tool." "My son changed 110%" "...has had a profound impact on me." The FIRST RULE of INNER PEACE is Jesus sensible way to resolve issues and be happy.

A Rogue by Any Other Name

A Rogue by Any Other Name Author Sarah MacLean
ISBN-10 9780062065384
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 400
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New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean has taken the world of historical romance fiction by storm! With A Rogue by Any Other Name, she once again boldly breaks new ground. The first book in her remarkably fresh and original Fallen Angels series—featuring four dark Regency Era heroes who will steal the hearts of their heroines and the readers alike—A Rogue will captivate fans of Julia Quinn and Suzanne Enoch while bringing new romance readers eagerly into the fold. The scintillating story of a disgraced Marquess reduced to running a London gambling hall who hopes to restore his good fortune by marrying a very proper lady who’s secretly drawn to sin, A Rogue by Any Other Name is sexy and wicked fun.

The First Rule of Selling

The First Rule of Selling Author Tron Jordheim
ISBN-10 9781627870283
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 112
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Months before the recession began, Tron Jordheim knew something was wrong. StorageMart's sales were down during the busiest season of the year. Conversion rates for rental inquiries had decreased -- and a lot of those inquiries came from people facing foreclosure or eviction. Unlike so many businesses, StorageMart survived the crash . . . and thrived. What happened? StorageMart developed a sales culture that enabled it to sell to more people, keep its current customers longer, and generate more revenue per customer. In The First Rule of Selling, Tron Jordheim shares the secrets of a good sales culture: Recruiting people with skill and initiative Providing your sales staff with the resources they need Making good use of scripts Getting inside your customers' minds . . . and much more! If you love a good business story, you need to read this book. The First Rule of Selling will work for you too.

First Rule of Leadership

First Rule of Leadership Author Stephen G. Payne
ISBN-10 9781414060101
Release 2004
Pages 169
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Apart from media feeding frenzies sparked by celebrity trials and Special Prosecutors, Colin Briggs, until now, hadn't thought much about our criminal justice system. Life for the attractive, high-profile antique entrepreneur changes when federal agents blind-side him with a surprise visit and threat of an indictment for mail fraud. Suddenly the law and the unbridled power of its enforcers envelop his life. One by one, his reputation and business, his relationship with his fiancée Linda, his confidence in his closest associate and former lover Ginger Cook, and his cherished relationship with friend Joyce Fuller, are endangered as the federal lawyers and the media line up a scenario that goes from improbable to bad to worse. And he doesn't know the half of it. But we do. Don Organ, himself a former New Orleans trial lawyer, skillfully takes us behind the scenes. There, prosecutors, investigators, journalists, elected representatives, justice department bureaucrats, and cutthroat competitors in the river city antique world, all seek to fulfill their own dubious ambitions by nailing Briggs on what he says is a bogus case. World famous restaurants, upscale office towers, the historic French Quarter, and a picturesque Mississippi River ferry all provide the backdrop for Briggs' good life, and become, in Organ's hands, scenes of intrigue and betrayal. In attorney Hobart Rader, Colin Briggs finds his potential savior, but the momentum that gathers behind the conspiracy to break his client challenges even the great Rader. He is confronted with the indifference of lawyers both in and outside the government, Officers of the Court every one, to real justice. Apparently it doesn't take movies or television to bring out the best and the worst in the legal profession. Colin Briggs experiences it all when he finally gets his day in court. In tense and dramatic trial scenes, with surprises and reversals of fortune down to the gavel--and after--Donald Organ shows us what could happen to any of us, and does. ***** With this remarkable first novel Don Organ joins the ranks of John Grisham and Scott Turow. Full of twists and turns that will keep you turning pages, OFFICERS OF THE COURT is a must read. -Peggy Webb Author of WHERE DOLPHINS GO ***** Don Organ's white-collar mystery, OFFICERS OF THE COURT, is a winner. As soon as the FBI confronts Colin Briggs in his office, you know you are in for a gripping tale of how ordinary people can get caught up in the web of the criminal law. You immediately empathize with the main character and feel the same fear, anxiety and curiosity that he does when the FBI comes to call. If they are not coming to arrest, should he answer their questions or show them the door? Should he call his lawyer? If he is innocent of wrongdoing, does he have anything to fear? Thoughts like these raced across my mind. The cat and mouse game between the state and the individual will leave the reader thinking and sweating until the heart-stopping climax. This is a thinking person's book. It will interest anyone working or teaching in the area of criminal justice, as well as anyone who wants an excellent, page-turning read. -Martin L. Needleman, Ph.D. Department of Criminal Justice Bloomsburg University Bloomsburg, PA 17815 ***** "Officers Of The Court" transports us to the world of Franz Kafka where false accusations meet guilt, and betrayal is commonplace. Don Organ's fascinating insider's view of the antique business alone is worth the price of admission. Law and justice collide in this f

The First Rule

The First Rule Author Richard Foster
ISBN-10 1530031575
Release 2016-02-13
Pages 32
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Another thought-provoking collection of poems derived from the mind of artist, Richard Foster. Once again, he continues his hunt for the truth of existence. With questions and statements regarding life and being, this book of poems will throw your mind into a fascinating journey. *Matte cover*

The Birth of a Movement

The Birth of a Movement Author David Flood
ISBN-10 0819905674
Release 1975
Pages 151
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The Birth of a Movement has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Birth of a Movement also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Birth of a Movement book for free.


ISBN-10 9781496908490
Release 2014-05
Pages 114
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Know When To Break The First Rule will teach you ways in which you can elevate your organization and gain a competitive advantage within your industry. You will read first-hand accounts of how organizations, such as yours, have created amazing client loyalty without adding additional cost or impacting productivity. These easy to understand strategies are designed to assist you in exceeding client expectations through the building of air-tight customer experiences. Learn how to recognize, motivate and reward your organization's most valuable asset: employees who possess the Service Gene. You will also learn how to manage these high-performing, results oriented personalities. Learn about the three gifts that all customer-centric employees crave: autonomy, mastery and purpose. Know When To Break The First Rule will change the way you look at your business, yourself, your employees and your customers.

The First Rule of Investing

The First Rule of Investing Author J. Jackson
ISBN-10 152050280X
Release 2017-02-16
Pages 111
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The First Rule of Investing is a book written for the first time or completely new investor who wants to take charge of their own money, and avoid expensive 'advisor' fees. The subtitle is 'What I wish I knew before I started investing' and it is written as a series of short, single subject, chapters. Full of useful advice and tips to help manage one's first investments, it covers the slow and steady approach to generating profits and income from one's savings, as well as the hurdles and temptations to avoid.Aimed at the general reader who may either just have cashed their first pay cheque or one who just wants a lower risk investing approach to the stock market and has little idea of how or where to start. The book is written by a private investor from first hand experience, in an easily read style.The author's aim is to help enable the reader to 'get rich slow', by investing for the long term in quality investments, rather than trading, speculating or falling prey to the many sharks with their false promises.

Tiny Titans

Tiny Titans Author Franco
ISBN-10 1401228925
Release 2010
Pages 160
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"Originally published in single magazine form as Tiny Titans 19-25"--T.p. verso.

Rules for Radicals

Rules for Radicals Author Saul Alinsky
ISBN-10 0307756890
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 224
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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.