Billy Jensen thought he'd finished his last job for Petrovski, but the Russian mobster knows there's always one more debt to be paid... "One Bad Job," the prequel novella to "One Last Job," is now available. 3059 word short story Adult language / content
Michael has been getting into trouble lately. As a consequence, his mom is making him look after his grandfather for the summer. The thing is, Gramps isn’t your average senior citizen: he’s a retired burglar with a lifetime of criminal knowledge. When a thief breaks into Gramps' apartment and steals a necklace with great sentimental value, the unlikely pair team up, combining old-school planning and modern tech to track down the necklace—and try to steal it back. This high-interest Orca Anchor title is written specifically for teens reading below a grade 2.0 level.
Dan,a career criminal wants,needs,out from the world of crime. The last job, he promised Berenice, would achieve just that but it was a promise he could not keep. Desperation setting in by the loss of two of his crew,no financial gain and losing the love of his life,left him no alternative but to arrange One Last Job The job achieved its aim and financial freedom was within his grasp. Planning his new life came easy, until, one of his crew arranged to have him murdered and brutally slaughtered his best friend. In hiding,the world believing him dead,it had taken three years to devise the revenge he would meticulously deliver. Ruining the man responsible was the goal. As events unfold, twisted rage surging through every sinew of his body, it would see Dan commit the most brutal crime of his life. Cold bloodied, calculated murder. For the man who would succumb to his merciless wrath, death will be excruciating, and in the most heinous way imaginable
The definitive account of one of the most brazen jewel heists in history. Over Easter weekend 2015, a motley crew of six English thieves, several in their sixties and seventies, couldn’t resist coming out of retirement for one last career-topping heist. Their target: the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit, in the heart of London’s medieval diamond district. “The Firm” included Brian Reader, ringleader and legend in his own mind; Terry Perkins, a tough-as-nails career criminal but also a frail diabetic; Danny Jones, a fitness freak, crime enthusiast, and fabulist; Carl Wood, an extra pair of hands, and definitely more brawn than brains; John “Kenny” Collins, getaway driver, prone to falling asleep on the job; and the mysterious Basil, a red-wigged associate who has only now been identified. Perhaps not the smoothest of criminals—one took a public bus to the scene of the crime; another read Forensics for Dummies in hopes he would learn how to avoid getting caught—they planned the job over fish and chips at their favorite pubs. They were cantankerous and coarse, dubbed the “Bad Grandpas” by British tabloids, and were often as likely to complain about one another as the current state of the country. Still, these analog thieves in a digital age managed to disable a high-security alarm system and drill through twenty inches of reinforced concrete, walking away with a stunning haul of at least $19 million in jewels, gold, diamonds, family heirlooms, and cash. Veteran reporter and former London correspondent for the New York Times Dan Bilefsky draws on unrivaled access to the leading officers on the case at the Flying Squad, the legendary Scotland Yard unit that hunted the gang, as well as notorious criminals from London’s shadowy underworld, to offer a gripping account of how these unassuming criminal masterminds nearly pulled off one of the great heists of the century.
Fact: Older brothers will always protect their little sister, even when they don’t want them to. Fact: Pretending nothing happened is harder than it looks. Sam has worked hard to make her bakery a success. With a newly remodeled home, a successful business, and a loving family, life for her is grand… or it would be if her overprotective, older brothers would ease up a little. When they go out of town on an impromptu trip and leave her in the capable hands of a bodyguard, Sam has had enough. He’s the last person she wants to see. Alex isn’t looking forward to the nonstop arguments he and Sam will have, but he’s determined to grin his teeth and bare it. It’s the least he can do after the falling out they had years ago. What he can’t predict is just how undeniably attracted he still is to her and how much he’d give up to make sure no one ever hurts her. When a new man unexpectedly enters Sam’s life, Alex is left on the sidelines once again. As things heat up, he knows what he has to do to protect her before the new man ruins her life and her livelihood.
David Munroe is disillusioned with his career and his life as a whole. The death of his wife leaves him floundering and to fill the void he finds a new love. His new love is costing him a lot, so he begins to borrow money from his employers without their knowledge. On the verge of being caught and losing everything he holds dear in life, he has to find a way to repay the money in four weeks. The banks turn him down for a loan so he decides to take the money from the banks the hard way. With incredible ingenuity and disguise he keeps the police on the wrong track and is all set to carry out one last job to clear the slate. Susan Williams is thirty something; a newly promoted detective who wants to prove herself. Her first assignment as detective sets her and David Monroe on a cat and mouse chase. Susan is closing in on David but she is in for the greatest shock of her life. Can she survive this rollercoaster ride of emotions and still do her job with a clear conscience. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
Frank Beckżs triumphant last job as a an ex-SAS trooper turned professional criminal goes horribly wrong , leaving a cop dead and Frankżs best friend seriously wounded.An isolated homestead in the Outback, occupied by just a tired out housewife and her shell-shocked Korean War Veteran husband, seems a perfect safe haven to lay low, and plan a way out of the mess.But when one of the amateurs on Frank' s team (brought in at the last minute)makes a move on his wife, itżs time for the Veteran to forget his shame and fight back.Distracted by caring for his friend with improvised kitchen surgery, Frank isnżt watching his flanks until he starts losing his troops. Finally, itżs Frankżs military training against an old man's revenge guerrilla war , and only one can win. Who?A teasing crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the last, shattering conclusion.
If you don't give me Heaven, I'll raise hell-'til it's Heaven -Jay-Z Go ahead, put this book down. You're probably one of those people who reads blurbs on the back of books and bases their decision on whether or not to buy it without even flipping through the pages. And even if you did you'd probably say, "Whoa, this is way too thought-provoking. Let me see if that guy who wrote The Da Vinci Code has anything new out. I really enjoyed that book." So you'll put the book down and return to your mediocre unenlightened existence, having never experienced the genius of Noel Rogers. But don't let his ego fool you. The pages underneath this blurb are a giant bomb of knowledge that has waited twenty-eight years to drop into our collective consciousness. This is the most important book of the 21st Century-um, so far. Take a trip into the mind of an artist who began life scared and alone, grew up angry and doubtful, but ends up believing in anything, everything and nothing all at once. If You Don't Give Me Heaven is a crazy concoction of metaphysical madness. There's something for everyone (yes, even you): rants, reflections and revelations. But don't let the alliteration fool you. Noel plays the tortured-soul angle like a finely tuned Theremin. He piles meta upon meta of self-reference on top of each other and still comes out sane. He remixes fact and fiction so seamlessly that there is no longer a difference between the two. He lifts us out of our mediocre, unenlightened lives and into the craziest reality ever. Stop reading this. Flip the book over. Turn the first page. Keep going. It will all make sense if you have three brain cells. -Marcus D'Ambrose Teacher, Hero
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA 2002, held in Rome, Italy, in September 2002. The 74 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 201 submissions. The papers address all current issues in Algorithmics, in particular computational biology, computational finance, computational geometry, databases and information retrieval, external memory algorithms, graph and network algorithms, graph drawing, algorithmic learning, network design, online algorithms, parallel and distributed computing, pattern matching, data compression, quantum computing, randomized algorithms, and symbolic computation.
In this Rusty Spurr novel from Peter Brandvold, Spurr Morgan is ready to retire…but only after one last job. Deputy U.S. Marshal Spurr Morgan’s ticker isn’t what it used to be. After Spurr suffers a heart attack on the job, the Chief Marshal convinces him it’s time to step down. Unwilling to go out on a sour note, Spurr asks for one last assignment. The Chief sends him to bring a prisoner back to Denver from the Medicine Bow Mountains. The mission seems routine for an old hand like Spurr, until he discovers that the criminal in question is his old nemesis, Boomer Drago—the former lawman turned train robber that Spurr’s been trying to run down for years. Now, with Drago’s gang on his trail and a young girl named Greta needing help out of the mountains, Spurr is ready to face his dangerous final job and prove that even old wolves still have a mean bite…
Meet John Lago: hitman, film fan, dangerously in love. The object of his affection is Alice, who also happens to be John's nemesis, a fellow killer, and now the wife he never knew he wanted. Together, this thrill-seeking, lethal couple aim to take over John's former employers Human Resources Inc - a group of assassins who get close to their high-profile targets in the guise of office interns. But an anonymous tip about an FBI mole in the organization drives a wedge between the happy couple and all hell breaks loose in a hail of bullets. Til death do us part. Published in the US as Hostile Takeover.
"Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet--his wife. At the end of The Intern's Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis Alice but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together, they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the "placement agency" that trains young assassins to infiltrate corporations disguised as interns and knock off high profile targets. As HR's former top operatives, they are successful until conflicting management styles cause an ugly breakup that locks John out of the bedroom and the boardroom. But when Alice takes on a new HR target, John is forced to return to the office battlefield in a role he swore he would never play again: the intern. What starts out as a deadly showdown turns into the two of them fighting side by side to save HR, Inc.--and their marriage"--