Matchstick Men

Author: Eric Garcia
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307488039
Size: 69.85 MB
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The inspiration behind Ridley Scott’s new movie—starring Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell—by the acclaimed cult author of Anonymous Rex Roy and Frankie are matchstick men—con artists. Partners in elegant crimes for years, they know each other like brothers and have perfected the rules of the game. Roy is the careful one, saves every penny. Frankie is the adventurous one, hungry for a big score. He wants Roy to join him in running a tricky game, but Roy is distracted by the discovery that he is the father of a punky teenage daughter from a brief marriage that ended years ago. The kid wants to get to know her father. She also wants to learn the family business. Novelist Eric Garcia takes readers into the fast and funny world of grifters with issues. Matchstick Men is a dazzling literary con game that will keep readers guessing until the last page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Matchstick Men

Author: Eric Garcia
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN:
Size: 37.48 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The long-time partnership between con artists Roy, a meticulous, obsessive-compulsive, and the adventurous Frankie is threatened when Roy's long-lost teenage daughter turns up, wanting to get to know her father and hoping to join the family business. By the author of Anonymous Rex. 35,000 first printing.

Nicolas Cage

Author: compiled from Wikipedia pages and published by DrGoogelberg
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291079769
Size: 16.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sight Sound Motion

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467249157
Size: 11.16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 2206

Facts101 is your complete guide to Sight, Sound, Motion. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Film Art

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467258180
Size: 57.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 7064

Facts101 is your complete guide to Film Art. In this book, you will learn topics such as Narrative as a Formal System, The Shot: Mise-en-Scene, The Shot: Cinematography, and The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Tourette Syndrome

Author: Davide Martino
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199796262
Size: 10.81 MB
Format: PDF
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Tourette Syndrome covers all of the main aspects related to TS, analyzing the complexity of its clinical presentation, the novel viewpoints of causes and mechanisms, the best way to assess TS patients, and the multifaceted and multidisciplinary treatment options.

The Modern Con Man

Author: Todd Robbins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 159691453X
Size: 65.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5799

A hilarious and endlessly entertaining collection of safe, fun and legal cons - from bar bets to card games, to chicanery in the workplace - for the natural born prankster.

If Tomorrow Comes

Author: Sidney Sheldon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062007810
Size: 33.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there. With her intelligence and beauty as her only weapons, Tracy embarks on a series of extraordinary escapades that sweep her across the globe. In an explosive confrontation Tracy meets her equal in irresistible Jeff Stevens, whose past is as colorful as Tracy's.

Anonymous Rex

Author: Eric Garcia
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 0307819450
Size: 23.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5248

"What would the world be like if the dinosaurs hadn't gone extinct? As this very funny book shows, for one thing, L.A. would be even weirder than it is now." --Dave Barry Vincent Rubio, a Los Angeles private investigator, is down on his luck: He's out of work. His car's been repossessed. His partner has died under mysterious circumstances. And his tail just won't stay put. Vincent is a dinosaur--a Velociraptor, to be precise. It seems the dinosaurs faked their extinction 65 million years ago and still roam the earth, disguised in convincing latex costumes that help them blend perfectly into human society. A heightened sense of smell allows the dinos to detect one another--Vincent's got an odor like a tasty Cuban cigar. When Vincent is called to investigate a two-bit case of arson at a hip dino nightclub, he discovers something much more sinister, which lures him back to New York City--the scene of his partner's death and a dangerous nexus of dinosaur and human intermingling. Will Vincent solve the mystery of his partner's death? Will a gorgeous blond chanteuse discover his true identity, jeopardizing both their lives? Will Vincent be able to conquer his dangerous addiction to basil, or will he wind up in Herba-holics Anonymous? Will he find true love, or resort to crumpled issues of Stegolicious? Somewhere between Jurassic Park and L.A. Confidential lies Eric Garcia's Anonymous Rex, one of the smartest, wittiest, and most entertaining debuts this side of the Ice Age.

Cleaning Up

Author: Barry Minkow
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418508489
Size: 38.21 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3770

Before he was even old enough to drink, he had bank accounts, a Ferrari, a mansion, a multi-million dollar corporation, and a desperate little secret . . . it was all a lie. Most of us can't imagine life getting much worse than it got for Barry Minkow, the one-time Wall Street wiz kid who catapulted his company to stardom and success only to see it exposed as a $300-million fraud. Most of us can't imagine spending more than seven years in federal prison and coming out owing victims $26 million. Most of us can't imagine our careers changing from FBI target to FBI trainer, from CEO to senior pastor, from con man to con catcher. Or can we? We've all slipped up. We've all failed. Cleaning Up is Barry Minkow's comeback story-a powerful a tale of redemption and inspiration, of second chances and setting things right. More than a decade from defrauding investors, today, as cofounder of the Fraud Discovery Institute, he's uncovered over a billion dollars worth of investment scams.