Businessman Thomas (Mads Mikkelsen - Casino Royale, Hannibal) stands at the peak of his career in a high-risk investment company that is on the brink of selling its valuable stake in another firm. However the Russian buyer has encountered irregularities in connection with an alleged suicide of an employee. At the same time Thomas's mentor and partner, William confides in Thomas that he wants to retire. That night William is brutally murdered in his home and Police arrest Thomas, as he had a motive due to the fact that he would benefit from his partner s death, plus the weapon used was a crowbar belonging to Thomas, with his, and only his, fingerprints in evidence. When Thomas phones his lawyer, the call is redirected to a stranger who threatens to hurt his wife and daughter if he does not give him access to his off-shore bank account in Jersey. Managing to escape Police custody Thomas embarks on a desperate attempt to protect his family and assets, eliciting the help of two closely trusted allies. Also starring Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood).
Erscheinungsdatum: 07.04.2015, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Climate Casino, Titelzusatz: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World, Autor: Nordhaus, William D., Verlag: Yale University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Umweltrecht // Klimawandel, Rubrik: Volkswirtschaft, Seiten: 394, Abbildungen: b 49 Illustrations, unspecified, Gewicht: 606 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Eine Ära geht zu Ende: Nach über 15 Jahren, die das Fernsehen weltweit für immer veränderten und eine ganze Generation von Crime-Serien prägten, nehmen die Kultermittler der Crime Scene Investigation Las Vegas Abschied. Bei ihrem spektakulären letzten Fall müssen sie dabei noch einmal alle Register ihrer einzigartigen Fähigkeiten ziehen, als ein Selbstmordattentäter in einem Casino mehrere Menschen mit in den Tod reißt und eine atemlose Jagd nach den Drahtziehern beginnt. Dabei erhält das Team um D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) prominente Unterstützung von der Eigentümerin des Casinos, ihrer Ex-Kollegin Catherine Willows - und auch Gil Grissom, der das CSI-Team viele Jahre anführte, wird in den spektakulären Fall verwickelt ...Ein fulminanter und bewegender Abschluss der Hitserie mit jeder Menge Überraschungen - ein Muss für jeden CSI-Fan!Darsteller:Eric Szmanda, Jorja Fox, Ted Danson, Alexandra Barreto, Andrew Friedman, Ariana Love Devitta, Bill McAdams Jr., Breeda Wool, David Berman, Doug Hutchison, Elisabeth Harnois, Gabriel Cordell, Gregg Turkington, Jason Gerhardt, Jon Wellner, Katie Stevens, Kyle Newacheck, Larry Mitchell, Marc Vann, Marg Helgenberger, Melinda Clarke, Michael Beach, Morgan Bastin, Paul Bartholomew, Paul Guilfoyle, Rick Kelly, Riley Rae Baker, Robert David Hall, Roxy Wood, Ryan Stallings, Wallace Langham, William Petersen, Yasmine Aker
For decades, the name "Las Vegas" summoned up the image of a neon world of nonstop gambling, gangsters, sex, and adult entertainment. But today, Las Vegas has transformed itself into a family vacation spot second only to Disneyworld on America's leisure-time itinerary. What - and who - is responsible for this multi-billion-dollar transformation? With High Stakes, Gary Provost takes the listener on a wide-ranging tour of Nevada's newly revitalized 21st-century vacation world. This inside look at both the gaming business and its new total entertainment centers, which now host 20 million visitors a year, reveals how Las Vegas became a clean, attractive, family-oriented resort. Today, casino gambling is just one attraction of many, most of them new: amazing theme parks, spectacular virtual-reality rides, futuristic glass domes, the world's tallest tower, and a sky laser that can be seen all the way to Los Angeles. Circus Circus Enterprises Inc. is used as a model of excellence to show how the Las Vegas gaming industry develops, markets, and delivers its entertainment "product" at a lower price, and with greater profits, than any of its competitors. Highlighted by a preview of Circus Circus' astonishing pyramid - Luxor - the new centerpiece of the greatest gaming empire in history, High Stakes includes extensive interviews with Luxor's legendary creator, William G. Bennett, the man who taught the entire gaming industry how to attract the vast market of family-oriented vacationers. Also covered are all the games of chance that a casino like Circus Circus offers and the odds each gives; everything the casino hands out for free and why; the different ways in which high rollers and ordinary folk are treated; how legendary casinos of the past have crashed to oblivion and the hot newcomers that have taken their place; and the increasing competition from Atlantic City and the growing list of other venues of legal gambling in the United States 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Fike. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108437/bk_acx0_108437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site of a local cemetery's expansion, Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, finds his dual occupations colliding. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro's most prominent citizens, Cherokee activist Jimmy Panther leads a protest. Words and fists fly. When Panther turns up executed on the grave of the deceased woman, Barry is forced to confront her family as the chief suspects. But the case lurches in a new direction with the arrival of Sheriff Tommy Lee Wadkins' army pal, Boston detective Kevin Malone. Malone is on the trail of a Boston hitman who arrived at the Cherokee reservation only days before the murder. Malone is convinced his quarry is the man who pulled the trigger. But who paid him? And why? The investigation draws Barry onto the reservation where Jimmy Panther's efforts to preserve Cherokee traditions threatened the development of a new casino, a casino bringing millions of dollars of construction and substantial yearly payouts to every member of the tribe. With the unlikely team of his childhood nemesis Archie Donovan and his elderly Uncle Wayne, Barry goes undercover in an effort to draw out the truth. But the stakes are higher than he realized - and the life of a Cherokee boy becomes the wager. Barry must play his cards very carefully in his riskiest undertaking yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007070/bk_blak_007070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious ‘Castle of Death’ and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive. Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Martin Jarvis. Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon. Martin Jarvis OBE has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Dr Who and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar®-winning Titanic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006159/bk_bbcw_006159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winning Against the Odds tells the fascinating, eccentric story of one of England’s most fascinating and eccentric men. Stuart Wheeler went to Eton and Oxford. He was an officer in the Welsh Guards, a barrister, an investment banker, and a major donor to the Conservative Party. You might think that he has led a life of impeccably conformist upper-class respectability. You’d be wrong. For Wheeler is also an illegitimate child adopted at the age of two, a maverick businessman who made his fortune on the back of ‘the most brilliant idea that anyone had had of his generation’, and a devoted gambler who has been thrown out of more than one Las Vegas casino. He played cards with Lord Lucan two nights before his infamous disappearance, effectively invented spread-betting with the creation in 1974 of IG Index and gave William Hague’s Conservatives £5 million (still the biggest political donation in British history) before being expelled from the Tories, joining UKIP, and becoming a key figure in Vote Leave during the Brexit referendum campaign. Forthright, principled, and always entertaining, Winning Against the Odds is a story of bets won and lost, of outrageous personalities and dramatic events, and of a singular mind that engages with the world around it in a completely unique and compelling way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Paul Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/167234/bk_acx0_167234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when the deck is stacked against you....From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas police, finds him to be the perfect fall guy. ...and the cards don't fall your way? When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last 12 years. What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand? Against his superiors and better judgement, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them. Reviews for Dead Man's Hand "You may want to give it the whole night, just to see how it turns out." (William Martin, New York Times best-selling author of The Lincoln Letter) "Dead Man's Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn't read like one, but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice." (Thomas Perry, New York Times best-selling author of Poison Flower) "Murphy writes in a clean, mean style, as compelling as a switchblade to your throat…the real deal." (Rick Mofina, award-winning author of They Disappeared) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Conner Goff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168370/bk_acx0_168370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you like me? Do you go to the casino because your friends or family members invited you, spend $10 on the slot machine and wander around aimlessly after that, whether you’ve won or lost your $10, not willing to spend any more? That’s what I did.I’ve always been afraid to invest, because even if I am a risk taker in other areas of my life, I don’t like to risk my money. I’ve worked hard for it and really can’t afford to lose any of it.Then, my husband and I began to research investing. It’s not as complicated as it is sometimes made to sound, at least in today’s modern age. There are plenty of ways to invest even small amounts of money that can lead to some extra income.Get all of your questions answered about investing now. Learn why it’s important to invest and how to do it with this simple book that’s easy-to-understand and follow.Become an intelligent investor and collect passive income today. Don’t delay!With this book, you will:Comprehend why investments are not only helpful, but necessaryLearn how robo advisors can help you analyze the stock market and use them to your financial advantageGrasp what investments are the smartest to put your money inGain insight into investing so that you can get started right awayThere are more ways than ever to invest, and it’s easier than it’s ever been in the past. With a few simple steps, you could be making intelligent decisions about your money. I’m glad that I did.Learn how to create and collect passive income through smart investing by clicking “Buy Now” at the top of the page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Harvey, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/200302/bk_acx0_200302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.