Butch Dixon has been taken for a ride…. Not a jump in the car, see the sights kind of ride. He´s been taken for everything he has. He´s lost his house, his restaurant business, his savings, his car, his best friend, his faith - all to his conniving ex-wife. But that was seven years ago. He picked himself up, left Chicago, and started over in Peoria, Arizona, running the Roundhouse Bar and Grill. He doesn´t look back on those bad years; there´s no point. Not until two curious cops show up at the Roundhouse. Faith, Butch´s ex-wife, has been murdered, and the evidence points to him. Stunned, Butch quickly realizes that the black-hearted woman is going to ruin him again, from her grave. Lucky for Butch, the Old Blue Line, a group of retired - but still-sharp and tenacious - former legal and law enforcement coots, have taken it upon themselves, as a favor, to make sure he doesn´t cross that thin line. After the dust settles, Butch´s life is again upended - when a little red-haired ball of fire, Sheriff Joanna Brady, takes a seat at his bar. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Eckhouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004075/bk_harp_004075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blue Lives Matter is a audiobook that explores the line-of-duty deaths suffered by the law enforcement blue family. This audiobook examines the deaths of eight police officers and one police canine in Los Angeles County. The chapters portray the fallen officers and the canine as true heroes who each made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. The cases include the murder of two officers solved over 40 years later; an officer murdered in front of his young son; two officers kidnapped and taken to an onion field where one officer is executed; an undercover officer murdered during a multi-million dollar drug transaction; an off-duty officer murdered by two gang members while riding his bicycle; and a cop-killer who fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. Co-authors Steve Cooley and Bob Schirn discuss each case in detail. Each chapter discusses the incident that cost the officer his life. The court proceedings are reviewed, including victim impact testimony of the effect of the officer´s death on family members and fellow officers. A ´´lessons learned´´ segment in each chapter is designed to increase officer safety and awareness of dangerous situations. Steve Cooley is a career prosecutor who served three full terms as the District Attorney of Los Angeles County. He was a reserve police officer for LAPD. He is uniquely positioned to discuss his involvement in each case and eminently qualified to provide perspectives and opinions on each case. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102320/bk_acx0_102320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From his insight as a black police officer in a volatile urban setting, as well as a community leader and church minister, Terrell Carter offers a constructive approach to addressing racism, societal divisions and police/community interaction - and points the way to a more hopeful future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051215/bk_acx0_051215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Earth has fallen - and humanity is holding its breath, waiting for the next blow to fall. On Terra Nova, Earth´s oldest colony world, chaos and anarchy are threatening to break out, with total collapse only one disaster away. In a desperate attempt to save the rest of the Empire, the planet´s Governor has summoned the leaders of the Core Worlds to Terra Nova, in hopes of sharing power and preventing civil war. But dark forces are on the move, intent on ensuring that the conference fails. As the first strands of a deadly plot are uncovered, Imperial Marshal Glen Cheal finds himself fighting to uncover the plot before it is too late. Meanwhile, on her own mission to save the last best hope for peace, Specialist Belinda Lawson of the Terran Marine Corps is plunged into a nightmare where she can no longer trust her own mind, while her decisions will save or damn the Empire. Failure isn´t an option. But success may not be an option either.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000125/bk_podm_000125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally, there is a book specifically created for the often overlooked and underdeveloped blue-collar workers on the front lines. My passion is to help leaders and organizations invest in those on the front lines or to help you invest in yourself. For the blue-collar workers I value so much: I´ve written the book I wish someone would have given me this book nearly 30 years ago when I started my career on the front lines. It would have changed my life then. It can change your life now. Separate yourself from the crowd quickly by learning how to master the traits high-impact leaders value most. You will learn how to get noticed by the right people and how to get promoted for the right reasons. You will learn how to become recognized as a front-line leader worth following, and you don´t need formal authority (position) because you will develop something better: moral authority (influence). I´ve written this book specifically for the often overlooked great people with so much untapped potential on the front lines. If you´re on the front lines it will help you better understand: How to make an impact from where you are How to be recognized for your abilities How to position yourself well for promotions How to increase your influence with your leaders and your teammates How to be a better team player How and why you should accept more responsibility How to intentionally become more valuable to the company How to become more valuable and successful as an individual How to lead yourself well in order to create a better future for yourself 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brendan Carruthers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080299/bk_acx0_080299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the US and global economies in the 21st century head toward a major recession, and companies worldwide struggle to survive, one businessman is tempted to turn to crime. Two strong businessmen who run a colossal international management consulting and accounting firm find themselves battling one another to save it, each proposing a different way of preventing its collapse. One is the CEO and founder, an amoral, ruthless megalomaniac; the other is the senior-most executive who expects to succeed the CEO as head of the company and a principled but flawed idealist. They were once as close as father and son, the older man mentor to the younger. Now their relationship collapses along with the economy, as their firm loses one blue-chip corporate client after another. A series of financial crimes ensue, instigated by the CEO, who uses fraudulent accounting to appear to help clients make their estimated profits while using insider trading to reap millions in personal profits. With the end in sight, he absconds with millions of dollars that had been held in trust in a partners’ bonus pool, forcing the younger man to hire a private eye to hunt him down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005726/bk_blak_005726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blue was looking forward to a day of self-indulgence, when a bank robbery at a local mall forces her into action. The robbers have taken the daughter of Blue´s best friend hostage and Blue follows them in a relentless pursuit, determined to get the little girl back safely. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Blue tracks down the murderous thugs, however, circumstances soon turn deadly, and Blue and her new friend find themselves just moments away from death. With little Amy´s life on the line, Blue pulls out all the stops and her captors soon learn why the female of the species is the most dangerous. Blue Steele 3 - Serious Business is the third book in the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Giguere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006194/bk_acx0_006194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen of America´s favorite author-anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic, with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors´ passions for both making stories and catching fish. Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, John Lescroart, Don Winslow, Melodie Johnson Howe, Victoria Houston, and others all share a mysterious affection for things piscatorial when not busy writing best-selling books. This collection of all-original short stories will entertain even the most discriminating mystery reader. This collection includes the following stories: ´´River Tears´´ by Ridley Pearson, ´´Cutthroat´´ by Mark T. Sullivan, ´´Blue on Black´´ by Michael Connelly, ´´Unsnaggable´´ by John Lescroart, ´´Darmstadt´´ by Andrew Winer, ´´Cherchez La Femme´´ by Dana Stabenow, ´´Sandy Brook´´ by Don Winslow, ´´The Nymph´´ by Melodie Johnson Howe, ´´Tight Lines´´ by James W. Hall, ´´Every Day Is a Good Day on the River´´ by C. J. Box, ´´Death by Honey Hole´´ by Victoria Houston, ´´The Blood-Dimmed Tide,´´ by Will Beall, ´´Dead Drift´´ by Spring Warren, ´´Granite Hat´´ by Brian M. Wiprud, ´´Mr. Brody´s Trout´´ by William G. Tapply, and ´´Luck´´ by T. Jefferson Parker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Nelson, Justine Eyre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001370/bk_tant_001370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The man the Detroit Free Press calls ´´a blue collar Tom Wolfe´´ delivers a full-barreled blast of truth and gritty reality in Rivethead, a no-holds-barred journey through the belly of the American industrial beast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Don Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000755/bk_pnix_000755_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Debut novelist Lisa Lewis Tyre vibrantly brings a small town and its outspoken characters to life as she explores race and other community issues from both the Civil War and the present day. Lou might be only 12, but she´s never been one to take things sitting down. So when her Civil War-era house is about to be condemned, she´s determined to save it - either by getting it deemed a historic landmark or by finding the stash of gold rumored to be hidden nearby during the war. As Lou digs into the past, her eyes are opened when she finds that her ancestors ran the gamut of slave owners, renegades, thieves, and abolitionists. Meanwhile, some incidents in her town show her that many Civil War-era prejudices still survive and that the past can keep repeating itself if we let it. Digging into her past shows Lou that it´s never too late to fight injustice, and she starts to see the real value of understanding and exploring her roots. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorothy Dillingham Blue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001920/bk_lili_001920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.