Summary: Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He....+
Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies--and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn’t just about technological feats--it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information. Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. But as the FBI’s net began to tighten, Kevin went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat-and-mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and to an ultimate showdown with the feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape and a portrait of a visionary whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, inspiring ripples that brought permanent changes in the way people and companies protect their most sensitive information.
Summary: Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts....+
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He’s his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, and as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own--between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he’s tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive. Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis--a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.
Summary: Dark offers chilling stories, both fiction and real life, about the things....+
Dark offers chilling stories, both fiction and real life, about the things that scare us the most: murder, hauntings, visitations, insanity and our own vulnerability! Examined through the eyes of some of the world's most gifted writers— Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, W.W. Jacobs, Iain Banks, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Paul Bowles, Will Self, Marjorie Bowen, A.M. Burrage, Blue Balliett —we feel the malice of serial murderers, the cold evil of the undead, the unreasoning hatred of the insane, and, most of all, the incomprehensible suffering of their victims! About the Author: Clint Willis, Adrenaline Series editor, has been a climber and an armchair mountaineer since he was ten years old. His writing about technology, finance and the outdoors has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Men's Journal, Outside, Rock & Ice and The New York Times, and he is a contributing editor of Forbes ASAP and Worth magazines. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. About the Narrator: Grover Gardner, a Washington, D.C.-based actor, director and audiobook narrator, has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, as well as Resident Director at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. Recently, he has been active in educational theater, directing student productions for local universities, and teaching graduate-level courses in acting and voice-over work. He was named one of Audiofile Magazine’s Golden Voices of 1999 and has received 5 Helen Hayes Award nominations of his work. He has recorded over 450 audiobooks and was named by AudioFile Magazine as one of "Best Voices of the Century."
Graeme Malcolm, with over 150 audiobooks to his credit, is an accomplished television, film and stage actor. He has been honored with an Audie Award for his narrative skills and was the 1998 recipient of the Narrator of the Year Award from the American Foundation For The Blind.
Simon Prebble, a veteran of soap operas, “As The World Turns” and “Loving,” has narrated nearly 150 audiobooks. The UK native has extensive voice-over experience in industrial, public service, radio and television advertising campaigns, and has been an on-camera spokesman for corporate presentations.
Colleen Delany has narrated numerous best-selling audiobooks. An accomplished stage and television actress, she has appeared in "Homicide: Life On The Streets," as well as on the highly successful CD-ROM game "Wheel of Time."
John Hitchcock, a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, has narrated numerous outdoor adventure, military and western audiobooks. He frequently performs in commercials and industrial productions, as well as on-stage in the Washington, DC area.
Summary: The Mafia. La Cosa Nostra. The underground, and often not-so-underground,....+
The Mafia. La Cosa Nostra. The underground, and often not-so-underground, organization and syndicate of criminal activity that has been a part of American history for the past century. Forget television and movies, hear the true stories of the inner workings of his chaotic, violent, and surprisingly human world, a world of respect, tradition, and honor. About the Author: Clint Willis, Adrenaline Series editor, has been a climber and an armchair mountaineer since he was ten years old. His writing about technology, finance and the outdoors has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Men's Journal, Outside, Rock & Ice and The New York Times, and he is a contributing editor of Forbes ASAP and Worth magazines. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. About the Narrator: Terence Aselford has narrated over 150 audiobooks. His acting career has included regional theatre roles ranging from Shakespeare to Neil Simon, on camera work in NBC’s “Unsolved Mysteries”, national television commercials, industrial videos and voice-overs. Richard Rohan is a stage and film actor, as well as an award-winning narrator. He has recorded over 100 audiobooks and has received critical acclaim for many of his performances. Gary Telles has been narrating audiobooks for the past ten years. A veteran stage actor, he has performed classical, contemporary and original theatre across the country, in addition to appearing on television, radio and CD-ROM.
Summary: Depicting American justice at its best and worst, The Prosecutors lifts the....+
Depicting American justice at its best and worst, The Prosecutors lifts the lid off today’s legal system with details that are more shocking and graphic than any television show or bestselling novel.
Allowed unprecedented access inside an urban prosecutors’ office, Gary Delsohn provides a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at how America’s increasingly overburdened judicial system really functions. Seen throught the eyes of John O’Mara, a tough, jaded homicide chief and Jan Scully, an accomplished former sex-crimes prosecutor who is now the D.A., The Prosecutors shows us these dedicated public servants at work. About the Author: Gary Delsohn is a senior writer for the Sacramento Bee. A recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, he is a past Knight Fellow at Stanford University. His work has been featured in Salon.com, the Denver Post and the Denver Rocky Mountain News. Mr. Delsohn lives in Sacramento, California. This is his first book.
Summary: Rachel Minchin stands in the dock, accused of murdering the dissolute husband....+
Rachel Minchin stands in the dock, accused of murdering the dissolute husband she was preparing to leave. The trial is sensational, and public opinion vehemently and almost universally against her. When the jury astonishes and outrages the world with a vedict of Not Guilty, Rachel quickly finds herself in need of protection. It comes in the form of a surprising offer of marriage from a mysterious stranger who has sat through every day of her trial. The marriage to this intriguing stranger, Mr. Steel, is by mutual agreement to be a platonic one, the only condition of which is that neither is ever to question the other about the past. The two travel to Steel’s remote country estate, where Rachel accidentally discovers that her second husband’s past was somehow intertwined with her first husband’s history – but how, exactly, and why he determined to marry her, Steel will not say. As her doubts about her husband increase, local busybodies threaten to unearth Rachel’s own past. And that is the least of the secrets that comes to light as this entertaining mystery unfolds. (Introduction by Christine Dufour)
Summary: The setting, geography and history of this story by Rev'd Sabine Baring-Gould,....+
The setting, geography and history of this story by Rev'd Sabine Baring-Gould, author of Onward Christian Soldiers and other well-known hymns, are all accurate, or at least as accurate as local lore will allow. Kinver has long been a midlands beauty spot, and the UK National Trust own and open one of the rock-dwellings mentioned. The 'Stewponey' too was an inn until a year or two into the twenty-first century: http://www.blackcountrybugle.co.uk/News/Reminder-of-the-heyday-of-the-old-Stewponey-2.htm - the present reader having stopped there for a drink and a meal many times.
The story, whether you call it a romance, a historical novel or a horror story - comprising as it does a young woman being offered as a prize in a bowling match, a wife-burning, highwaymen and buried treasure - is of course wholly fiction. (Introduction by AJM)