Author: Dave Horwitz
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-09-28
Dealbreaker is a hilarious reference guide to the qualities that, when discovered, transform the “date you hope to go home with” into the “date you pray never calls again.” A “dealbreaker” could be an annoying habit (you talk through movies), a physical attribute (your soul patch), a lifestyle choice (your cucumber melon body spray), a worldview (your delusions of grandeur), and everything in between! With a combination of good-natured ribbing and sardonic snark, comics Dave Horwitz and Marisa Pinson have catalogued these characteristics that, though occasionally trivial, serve as early warning signs of possible relationship discontent. Based on their popular eponymous blog, which is gaining a wide audience of disgruntled singles, Dealbreaker is sure to resonate with anyone who has had a bad date or a relationship gone awry.
The Iran nuclear deal was a crowning moment of international diplomacy, allowing the world to step away from the edge of a self-created abyss. Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from this agreement threatens to return the world to that precipice. Dealbreaker recounts how this deal was made, why it was broken, and what the consequences of that action could be. The United States and its ally, Israel, pulled no punches, using diplomatic pressure to impose crippling economic sanctions, and covert activities to sow disinformation, sabotage equipment and murder Iranian nuclear scientists in an effort to stop the Iranian nuclear program from going forward. Iran prevailed, confronting the United States with the choice of either going to war, or accepting the reality of an Iranian nuclear program. The Iranian nuclear deal was the result. But the deal had an Achilles heel--the disinformation campaign waged by the United States and Israel to paint the Iranian program as military in nature left a residue of uncertainty and fear that the detractors of the deal used to attack it as little more than a sham. Donald Trump decried the Iranian nuclear deal as a "failed agreement" and promised to tear it up if he were elected President. Trump prevailed in the election, and ended up being as good as his word, pulling America out of the Iranian nuclear deal on May 12, 2018. Dealbreaker explores the nuances of the Iranian nuclear program, exposing the duplicity and hypocrisy of American diplomacy, supported by Israel and abetted by Europe, that led to the need for the Iranian nuclear deal and eventually caused the demise of an agreement that was simultaneously "the deal of the century" and claimed to be fatally flawed.
Author: Marnie ST Clair
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Release Date: 2017-09-01
From one–night–stand to new boss... Ambitious management consultant Ellen Kennedy is going places. But when last year's one–night–stand shows up in her office as her new manager, it threatens everything she's worked so hard for. Even worse, she's not quite sure that one night was enough. Alex Broadhurst has private reasons for moving to Melbourne, and he has no intention of sharing them with anyone, including the woman he never forgot. But business and pleasure can't mix, not ever, no matter the temptation. Workplace romances always end in disaster, so Ellen and Alex strike a deal: one night in the past won't affect their present or influence their future. But sometimes even the best deals are made to be broken...
The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent and one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction, Deal Breaker is a page-turning classic from Edgar Award–winner and master storyteller Harlan Coben. “One of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend—a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead—the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed. “What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times
It's the final installment of the series. Hell bent on saving his wife from an eternity in hell, Sam steals the scroll containing the deal she made with Satan. Once he destroys the scroll he must take on Satan one last time in a battle for the throne of hell that will leave only one demon standing.
Author: Defa Samka
Publisher: koton.ltde book
Release Date: 1995-01-01
The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent and one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction, Deal Breaker is a page-turning classic from Edgar Award–winner and master storyteller Harlan Coben. “One of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend—a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead—the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed. “What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—*Los Angeles Times*
What's a "dealbreaker"? Some quirk, trait, habit, etc. in a potential mate that's so irksome, loathsome or disturbing that you just walk away from the relationship. For example, maybe: She constantly talks about her ex. He's a major Trekkie. She doesn't shave her legs. He kisses his mother on the lips. Read these and other "dealbreaker" scenarios and decide where you would draw the line (although it's a lot more fun to quiz your friends and find out what's a dealbreaker for them).
The McKenna legacy strikes again, and the consequences could be devastating Bryce McKenna was a cursed man who needed a wife fast—and childhood friend Hailey Wright fit the bill perfectly. With her brother a hundred thousand dollars in debt to a loan shark, Hailey was willing to vow marriage for the money to save him. But when Hailey's own life came under attack, Bryce feared the McKenna family's dark legacy was the cause.… While Hailey's unorthodox gift for sensing ghosts suggested there was more to Bryce's demons than an unsolved mystery, she feared falling in love with her tortured husband. But Bryce's kisses burned too hot…and made the vulnerable beauty forget her life was in jeopardy. Although they'd taken their vows, would the McKenna curse tear their new love apart?
Author: DR. BETHANY MARSHALL
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-12-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Deciding when to work on a relationship and when to walk away is a skill that can prevent us wasting months and even years of our lives on partners that will never make us truly happy. Once we have learned to identify the deal breaker in a relationship we can empower ourselves to action, and then change and improve our lives. Whereas books like 'He's Just Not That Into You' explored relationship troubles in black and white, 'Deal Breakers' covers all the shades of grey that lie in between - all those areas where relationships can hit an impasse. Some deal breakers are easy to identify - one partner wants marriage, the other doesn't - yet many are more subtle and difficult to pinpoint. Dr Bethany Marshall is a relationships expert. She has identified specific male archetypes and the traits that frustrate and infuriate their partners. Here, for the first time in book form, is advice that can help any woman who is trying too hard to make her relationship work.
Author: David De Cremer
Release Date: 2012-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics
Everybody in business is involved in negotiating internally and externally. The impact of this can have consequences for revenue and profitability, so it is more important than ever to be an effective negotiator for business success. In Making Negotiations Predictable, two global experts give crucial insights into getting it right.
Author: Andrew H. Agatston
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2009-03-04
Childrens Advocacy Center professionals face extraordinary challenges as they dedicate their working lives to helping children who have made allegations of sexual and physical abuse. Effective CACs employ a multi-disciplinary team approach to the investigation, treatment, and prevention of child sexual abuse. But we know that child abuse allegations are often settled in the courtroom, and the road toward the courtroom can be confusing and complicated for CAC professionals and their centers, which often lack qualified and competent legal counsel to pave their wave. This book is a collection of Legal Letters written by Attorney Andrew Agatston to CACs, child advocates and detectives that establishes a path toward becoming Legal Eagles for the children they serve. "In practical understandable prose, Andrew Agatston addresses many of the legal challenges facing Childrens Advocacy Centers. Executive directors, forensic interviewers and others who work in or with a CAC will find this book to be of great assistance." -- Victor Vieth, Director, National Child Protection Training Center "The Childrens Advocacy Center model has revolutionized the United States resposne system to child sexual abuse, and this shift has dramatically impacted the legal systems response to these children, the programs which serve them, and the records associated with this service. This book provides an outstanding overview of numerous challenging legal situations which CACs may face in this environment. While focused on the perspective of current practice in the State of Georgia, these challenges are universal, and this comprehensive compilation, written in an easy to understand format, is a must have for every CAC and its legal counsel." -- Chris Newlin, MS LPC, Executive Director, National Childrens Advocacy Center
Hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar is no rookie in the world of suspense fiction. The complex, fascinating brainchild of Edgar Award–winning storyteller Harlan Coben, Bolitar has faced off against ruthlessly competitive superstars, desperate gamblers and groupies, and, on more than one occasion, even the mob. Now the first seven novels of Harlan Coben’s acclaimed series are teamed up in this convenient eBook bundle, including: DEAL BREAKER DROP SHOT FADE AWAY BACK SPIN ONE FALSE MOVE THE FINAL DETAIL DARKEST FEAR Praise for Harlan Coben and his Myron Bolitar novels “The modern master of the hook-and-twist.”—Dan Brown “What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times “Don’t let Coben’s wry observations fool you: They gift wrap keen insights into our society.”—The Washington Post Book World “Myron Bolitar is one of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane “[Coben] combines Chandler’s wry wit with Ross MacDonald’s moral complexity.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A gifted storyteller . . . Mystery just comes along for the ride.”—The Denver Post “Like fellow wisecracking P.I.’s Spenser and Elvis Cole, Myron Bolitar is great fun in the best ‘hard-boiled’ tradition.”—Houston Chronicle
Two of Sunday Timesnumber one best-selling author Harlan Coben's nail-biting thrillers wrapped up in one new edition.DEAL BREAKER Investigator and sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big-time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the dealstarts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is up against the dark side of his business - where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.DROP SHOTValerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron couldn't be happier - he's also got the hottest male tennis star, Duane Richwood, on his books. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron's number one client becomes the number one suspect. As Myron begins to investigate he uncovers hidden truths and soon realises that these secrets are not only dangerous, they're deadly.