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The Pretender

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Of all the tools available to law enforcement, the living, breathing undercover operative remains the gold standard. This is true in TV shows and in the real world. In the era of electronic surveillance, UC work enforces accountability; it prevents mistakes, and of all the boots on the ground, undercover agents are often the most valuable. The FBI generally has about 100 UC agents working full-time in the field. In the 1990s and 2000s, Marc Ruskin had the most diverse, and notorious, case list of all, and the broadest experience within the bureaucracy, including overseas. He worked ops targeting public corruption, corporate fraud, Wall Street scams, narcotics trafficking, La Cosa Nostra, counterfeiting—and gritty street-level scams and schemes. Sometimes working three or four cases simultaneously, Ruskin switched identities by the day: Each morning he had to walk out the door with the correct ID, clothes, accessories and frame of mind for that day’s mission. Meet Alex Perez, Alejandro Marconi, and Sal Morelli, just a few of Ruskin’s undercover personas. And how is the right UC agent chosen, how is a bogus identity manufactured and “backstopped,” how is the Bureau's long-term con painstakingly assembled? No one has ever given us the inside story like Ruskin. The Pretender is the definitive narrative of undercover ops—the procedures, the successes, the failures--and the changes in the culture of the new-era FBI.

The Pretender

The Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Celeste Bradley
Editor: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
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Rule #1: Never fall in love. Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting, and sexy new Liar's Club series both featuring irresistible heroes who are out to steal their leading ladies hearts! She had a secret she'd do anything to hide. Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain. He had a secret he'd do anything to hide. Simon Montague Rain, also known as The Magician, is a member of The Liar's Club, a renegade group of rogues and thieves in the service of the Crown. When someone begins murdering members of the undercover cabal one by one, Simon is given the mission to bring in The Griffin, one of his comrades who is suspected of betraying his brothers. Simon goes undercover and infiltrates the home of "Mrs." Agatha Applequist who he believes is the Griffin's mistress. Before Simon knows what's happened, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Agatha's soft, feminine charms-and he is tempted beyond reason to break the first rule of The Liar's Club: never fall in love.

The Pretender

The Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: HelenKay Dimon
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062692194
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“Sexy, emotional, funny . . . Dimon gives it all to her readers.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Jill Shalvis They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, and Harrison Tate is proof. Once a professional burglar, he now makes a lawful living tracking down stolen art. No one needs to know about his secret sideline, “liberating” artifacts acquired through underhanded methods. At least until one of those jobs sees him walking in on a murder. Gabrielle Wright has long been estranged from her wealthy family, but she didn’t kill her sister. Trouble is, the only person who can prove it is the sexy, elusive criminal who shouldn’t have been at the island estate on that terrible night. She’s not expecting honor among thieves—or for their mutual attraction to spark into an intense inferno of desire. Under the guise of evaluating her family’s art, Harris comes back to the estate hoping to clear Gabby’s name. But returning to the scene of the crime has never been riskier, with their hearts and lives on the line.

The Pretender

The Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellen Pollock
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743222032
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How could a two-bit investor, too paralyzed with fear to trade stocks, bilk insurance companies out of $200 million? How could a gawky misfit with an obsessive terror of germs induce a harem of attractive young women to feud over him? How could a recluse from Toledo, Ohio, penetrate the circles of political and financial power in Washington, D.C., and New York City without leaving his house? How could a Jewish guy with a passion for S&M sex persuade the Vatican to go into business with him? And how could he do all this without anybody noticing? Now the whole amazing story of how Martin Frankel pulled off one of the greatest financial scams of the century is revealed by The Wall Street Journal's Ellen Joan Pollock, who was a lead writer on the reporting team that broke story after story as Frankel eluded the FBI's four-month international manhunt. The Pretender chronicles how a bumbling thirty year old used his financial skills to build an intricate Ponzi scheme based on lies and his amazing gift for luring businessmen -- including Democratic powerbroker Robert Strauss -- into his web. Frankel's stolen millions allowed him to transform himself easily from mama's boy to corporate mogul. His creation of a phony Catholic charity drew the interest of priests with close Vatican ties as well as a new group of mysterious business partners. But his attempts to go "global" proved more challenging and aroused the suspicions of state regulators. Frantic that his empire was about to unravel, Frankel vanished from his multimillion-dollar Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion, leaving behind a mysterious fire, a dozen or so heartbroken women, and some very confused law-enforcement officials. His bizarre scamper through Europe as a fugitive would ultimately climax in a German hotel room. Frankel's world was peopled with desperate businessmen, well-heeled con artists, women looking for love, vindictive husbands, diamond merchants, private eyes -- the whole colorful cast of characters that propelled this fast-moving drama. The Pretender is filled with countless revelations from business associates and former lovers -- many of whom were interviewed for the first time for this book. What finally makes The Pretender so compelling is that it is a snapshot of a peculiar moment in business history. Just as figures like Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken epitomized the deal-crazed eighties, Martin Frankel is the quintessential criminal of the millionaire-a-minute nineties.

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susannah Cahalan
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538715260
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"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR). Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?

The Pretender

The Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen Creighton
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459220935
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Struggling actress Abigail Lindgren feels it's her duty to notify her roommate's family of Sunny's murder. Problem is, a tangled web including lies, a reclusive grandfather and an inheritance makes things more than complicated. Impersonating Sunny in the mountains of California—just for a while—is part of the plan. Getting tangled up with sexy rancher Sage Rivera is not. Sage stands to lose it all. He doesn't need an attachment to Sunny or her well-kept secrets. He can't shake the feeling she's hiding something big. But she needs a protector, a friend, a lover to give her the passion she's been missing…and he decides he's the only man for the job.

The Pretender

The Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Belbin
Editor: Five Leaves
ISBN: 1907869336
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Mark Trace shows a remarkable talent for literary forgery. A gap year in Paris sees his skill exploited by a manuscript dealer. Mark fetches up in London, working at one of the UK's oldest literary magazines. That's when the trouble really starts. Hemingway and Graham Greene are only the beginning. What starts as a prank soon becomes deadly serious. In this literary thriller David Belbin writes about originality, desire and literary ambition, in the voice of a character with the capacity to deceive everyone, including himself.

The Pretender

The Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Celeste Bradley
Editor: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
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The Pretender by Celeste Bradley Summary

Rule #1: Never fall in love. Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting, and sexy new Liar's Club series both featuring irresistible heroes who are out to steal their leading ladies hearts! She had a secret she'd do anything to hide. Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain. He had a secret he'd do anything to hide. Simon Montague Rain, also known as The Magician, is a member of The Liar's Club, a renegade group of rogues and thieves in the service of the Crown. When someone begins murdering members of the undercover cabal one by one, Simon is given the mission to bring in The Griffin, one of his comrades who is suspected of betraying his brothers. Simon goes undercover and infiltrates the home of "Mrs." Agatha Applequist who he believes is the Griffin's mistress. Before Simon knows what's happened, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Agatha's soft, feminine charms-and he is tempted beyond reason to break the first rule of The Liar's Club: never fall in love.

Reckless

Reckless Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chrissie Hynde
Editor: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0345816269
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From Chrissie Hynde, one of rock's most iconic, alluring, kick-ass, and (let's face it) sexy women, a brilliant, no-holds barred memoir of a rock life lived to the hilt. Chrissie Hynde, the songwriter and frontwoman of The Pretenders in its various incarnations, has for 35 years been one of the most admired and adored and imitated figures in rock. This long-awaited memoir tells her life story in full and utterly fascinating detail, from her fifties childhood in Akron, Ohio, to her classic baby boomer seduction by the rock of the sixties to her sojourn in the crucible of punk that was seventies London to her instant emergence with her band The Pretenders in 1980 into stardom as a frontwoman and songwriter. She brings a fantastic eye for detail, a withering and sardonic sense of humor and a fearless and sometimes naked emotional honesty to her memoir, and every line, every word of it, is unmistakably hers. It is sure to be recognized as a classic of rock literature--and man, is it fun to read.

The Men of Pride County: The Pretender

The Men of Pride County: The Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rosalyn West
Editor: Harper Collins
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In the heat of the Civil War, blue-uniformed Deacon Sinclair was nursed to health by beautiful Garnet Davis. First he captured her heart and then he stole her innocence. But he was a spy, and though he took away valuable information to his graycoat comrades, he left something behind: a baby he never knew was his. Years later, Deacon has returned to Pride County, but can Garnet trust the man who once shattered her world?

The Pretenders

The Pretenders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca Hanover
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492665142
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In this thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling mystery book for teens The Similars, Emma must figure out who she really is, decide between two boys with the same face, and stop a dangerous revenge plan. Emma is still reeling from the events of her junior year at the elite boarding school Darkwood. Not only is her best friend, Oliver, shockingly alive, but the boy she loves—his genetic copy, Levi—is still on the island where he grew up, stranded with his deranged guardian. More importantly, she is grappling with who she really is. Emma can't accept the hard truths she learned last year and refuses to share her secrets with anyone, isolating herself from the Similars and Ollie. But when more of the Similars' creator's plot is revealed, Emma and her friends will have to try to stop him from putting a plan into motion that could destroy everyone she loves. Don't miss this propulsive conclusion to The Similars duology! Perfect for people looking for: gifts for teen girls 16-18 suspense thriller books for teens the best boarding school books Praise for The Similars duology: "Plenty of action...and the end is a deftly handled twist on a twist that will confound readers in a good way."—Booklist on The Pretenders "An engaging ride...the novel calls attention to larger questions of identity, selfhood, and what it means to be human."—Kirkus on The Pretenders "Fascinating. I was captivated."—Francine Pascal, bestselling author of the Sweet Valley High and Fearless series on The Similars "[A]s immersive and fast-paced as it is shrewd, compelling and heartbreaking."—Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, and New York Times bestselling author on The Similars Also in this series: The Similars (Book 1)

The Pretender’s Gold (Ben Hope, Book 21)

The Pretender’s Gold (Ben Hope, Book 21) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Mariani
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000823602X
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The new Ben Hope thriller in the series which has sold millions of copies around the world

The Pretender's Lady

The Pretender's Lady Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Gold
Editor: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1631580582
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From the author of The Last Testament comes the true love of Bonnie Prince Charlie, her adventures in America and her lasting legacy. In the page-turning popular genre trail-blazed by Antonia Fraser and Phillippa Gregory, The Pretender’s Lady, Alan Gold’s meticulously researched novel, accurately opens history’s pages on a peerless woman who helped change the course of history and whose legend lives on in Scotland today—Flora MacDonald. She was the most famous Scotswoman of her day, single handedly saving Bonnie Prince Charlie. This is her fictionalized life story—her relations with the Prince, her flight to America, Ben Franklin’s influence, and her return to Britain to lobby for peace But what’s hidden from history, revealed now for the first time in Gold’s dazzling new work of fiction, is the result of Flora’s and Charlie’s love: a beautiful and talented boy raised on an American farm. But only she knows his true heritage and his claim to the world’s greatest throne. And only the genius of Ben Franklin understands how to use this naïve boy to change the history of America. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Pretenders

Pretenders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisi Harrison
Editor: Poppy
ISBN: 0316222348
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Three girls, two guys, five secret journals. The five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide; secrets they wrote down in their journals. Now one of their own exposes the private entries... I am leaking these because I'm tired and I know you are too. The success bar is too high and pretending has become the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, reality TV is scripted, body parts get upgraded like software, and even professional athletes are cheating. The things we believe in aren't real. We are pretenders.

The Pretender One the Intender

The Pretender One the Intender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ignaziano Lafluer Garnier
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
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“The Pretender Series’ of fictional books are a book series of characters and the book has CIA trained government killers’ who themselves’ are assets to the United States Government, Military, and law enforcement. They help with population downsizing in The United States and other countries’ by helping to eliminate, eradicate, and exterminate, sex-offenders from society and are America’s and The World’s first globally celebrated, and embraced avengers of violent crimes. I, Lafluer Garnier, want to also take a moment to say thank you to our United States of America’s Military, and all our veterans, especially those of foreign and domestic wars for their brave, courageous, and valorous acts, and the blanket of freedoms’ that we are afforded by those brave, courageous, and valorous acts. Also, I’d also like to thank the brave men, and women, women, and men, of law enforcement for protecting and serving day in, and day out, and the sacrifices they make on the job for the safety of all our citizens’. Total Truth!”

The Similars

The Similars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca Hanover
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492665118
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A New York Times Bestseller! Don't miss the series debut that readers are calling Gossip Girl meets The Umbrella Academy, set in an elite boarding school, where secret societies rule, nothing is as it seems, and the genetic copies of attending students have just joined the Junior class... This fall, six new students are joining the junior class at the elite Darkwood Academy. But they aren't your regular over-achieving teens. They're DNA duplicates, and these "similars" are joining the class alongside their originals. The Similars are all anyone can talk about. Who are they? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? And who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emmaline Chance could care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and it's all she can do to get through each day without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi, Oliver's exact DNA copy and one of the Similars. Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper into their world. She can't escape the dark truths about them or her prestigious school. No one can be trusted, not even the boy she is falling for with Oliver's face. This exhilarating and riveting debut by Rebecca Hanover is the next obsession for readers who devoured Two Can Keep a Secret, One of Us Is Lying, Scythe, and Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful.

Shayne: The Pretender

Shayne: The Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: JoAnn Ross
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459271076
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NEW ORLEANS KNIGHTS Shayne O'Malley: Undercover operative. Handsome as sin, he plays the part of a jet-setting playboy, perfectly willing to use seduction to finish his assignment. No woman had ever been his match until… Suspected thief Bliss Fortune turned his world upside down. Shayne's superiors were convinced Bliss was part of an international jewel-smuggling ring, but cynical, world-weary Shayne is suddenly having other ideas. He's beginning to wonder if the trusting, beautiful, passionate woman might be innocent. But that meant someone was setting her up…. NEW ORLEANS KNIGHTS: Three brothers, three unforgettable heroes

The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melanie Dickerson
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718026292
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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Beautiful Pretender! After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character. Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carrie Jones
Editor: Carolrhoda Books ®
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Sarah Emma Edmonds started pretending at a very early age. Her father only wanted sons, so Sarah pretended to be one. Unlike most kids, though, Sarah never really stopped pretending. In 1861, during the U.S. Civil War, Sarah pretended her way into the Union Army, becoming a male nurse named Frank Thompson. Being a nurse didn't quite satisfy "Frank," though. She wanted to keep her fellow soldiers from getting hurt. So when the Union Army needed a spy, she leapt at the chance. While still pretending to be Frank, Sarah also pretended to be a male African American slave, a female Irish peddler, and a female African American laundress. She slipped behind enemy lines time after time, spied on the Confederate Army, and brought back valuable intelligence to the Union. Sarah was not only good at pretending; she was also very brave. Later in life, Sarah Emma Edmonds wrote a book to tell her story. She explained, "I am naturally fond of adventure, a little ambitious, and a good deal romantic." She was also truly a great pretender.

The Greatest Pretender

The Greatest Pretender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Bradley Morrow,Brad Rahme
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1642792179
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For every one of the more than three thousand abortions occurring daily in the United States alone, a man is fifty percent responsible. There are one, maybe two books written from the perspective of abortive fathers and the desperate guilt, shame, and torment they silently endure. The Great Pretender is the unlikely story of a broken young Christian man who struggles with the glaring dichotomy of his proclaimed faith, while desperately trying to make sense of his crumbling life. There were no headlines about Mark Bradley Morrow and the three women he impregnated. His hypocrisy never exposed, Mark would continue speaking in churches, counseling teenagers, and leading a DOVE-nominated Christian radio show for eighteen years. For the first time, Mark Bradley Morrow walks readers, step by agonizing step, through his story of finding redemption and healing from a secret path. Yet, his total surrender threatens to take everything he worked for and everyone he loves—what will be the aftermath?