Relationship expert Charles J. Orlando's keen understanding of how men and women think and flow in relationships is the key to his unparalleled success. His latest book, The Pact: Goodbye Past, Hello Love, helps identify and correct the issues we bring to our relationships... issues that prevent us from finding and keeping true and lasting love.
From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact -- leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.
The Pact: Messages from the Other Side takes the reader on an adventure through time while weaving tales of love and determination. A vow between the author and her husband finds us tracing the steps of present and past lifetimes devoted to uncovering the mysterious cycles of life, birth, death, and rebirth. The author shares the stories of some of her past lives and the insight she gained by channeling her departed husband's words. She shares lifetimes spent in Atlantis and Egypt, as well as, many other time periods. Barbara's stories resonate with readers because of their integrity, detail, documentation, and the sincerity with which they are expressed. Join the author as she searches with her departed husband to reveal their souls' explorations through time and space. The Pact is a fascinating mixture of contemporary memoir and past lifetime narratives reconstructed to allow the reader a glimpse into the metaphysics of life. "Every once in awhile you read a book that takes you beyond the edge of the known and into the timeless realm of the soul. The Pact: Messages from the Other Side is one of those special books. It takes the reader on a spiritual journey through life after life. Dr. Sinor and her departed husband's personal life pact unfolds as a spiritual memoir that uplifts and inspires, uniting past, present, and future." --Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author
Most Americans saw President Bill Clinton and Speaker Newt Gingrich as staunch foes--"the polar extremes of Pennsylvania Avenue." But as Steven Gillon reveals in The Pact, these powerful adversaries formed a secret alliance in 1997, a pact that would have rocked the political landscape, had it not foundered in the wake of the Lewinsky scandal. A fascinating look at politics American-style, The Pact offers a riveting account of two of America's most charismatic and influential leaders, detailing both their differences and their striking similarities, and highlighting the profound and lasting impact the tumultuous 1960s had on both their personal and political lives. With the cooperation of both President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich, interviews with key players who have never before spoken about their experiences, along with unprecedented access to Gingrich's private papers, Gillon not only offers a behind-the-scenes look at the budget impasse and the government shutdown in 1995--the famous face-off between Clinton and Gingrich--but he also reveals how the two moved closer together after 1996--closer than anyone knew. In particular, the book illuminates their secret efforts to abandon the liberal and conservative wings of their own parties and strike a bi-partisan deal to reform the "third rail of American politics"--Social Security and Medicare. That potentially groundbreaking effort was swept away by the highly charged reaction to the Lewinsky affair, ending an initiative that might have transformed millions of American lives. Packed with compelling new revelations about two of the most powerful and intriguing figures of our time, this book will be must reading for everyone interested in politics or current events.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A remarkable story about the power of friendship. Chosen by Essence to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life’s temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are not only friends to this day—they are all doctors. This is a story about joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most... together.
When Eve Weston's brother is found battered and bruised in jail, Eve makes a deal with another prisoner to get him protection, but the man she asks for help, Martin Cavelli, asks that she do whatever he asks of her in return.
In 1977 Prime Minister James Callaghan and Liberal leader David Steel struck a constitutional deal, by which the Labour government could survive a vote of no confidence and get its business through Parliament, while the Liberals gained access to the anterooms of power. The Pact, a contemporaneous account of the hatching and workings of the 'Lib-Lab' deal of 1977-8, is an invaluable time-capsule of British politics but also a pointer to its future. Coalition government has oft been scorned in Britain, since - as Alistair Michie and Simon Hoggart note - the main parties regard their opponents chiefly as 'targets off which points may be scored'. But hung parliaments and inter-party deals, as revived in May of 2010, may be back to stay. This new edition of The Pact, in memory of its co-author Simon Hoggart (1946-2014), includes new prefaces by David Steel, Roy Hattersley, and the journalist Stephen Bush.
An in-depth account of two of America's most charismatic and influential leaders reveals how these powerful adversaries formed a secret alliance in 1997 that would have rocked the political landscape had it not foundered in the wake of the Lewinsky scandal.
Break up for the summer… That's the deal Indigo Summer makes with her boyfriend, Marcus Carter. That way, they can both enjoy their vacations, no guilt, no questions asked. Not that Indigo isn't worried when Marcus heads to Texas to spend time with his estranged mother—kissing Marcus goodbye is hard enough, and who knows who'll be kissing him in Houston? But Indigo barely has time to think about her temporarily ex-boyfriend by the time she gets to Chicago. She's hanging out with her cool cousin, who lives alone at seventeen and has her own life—a life Indigo thought she wanted, until things get way out of hand. She needs Marcus, but he has his own thing going on…and his mother wants him to stay with her permanently. Maybe it's time for a new pact.
Though they live fulfilling, independent lives in three different countries, Olivia Segal, Jamie Arias and Annie Aldrich Thomas remain bound to each other by a past tragedy - and by their pact always to be there for each other at times of great need. In a London vault lies a story waiting to be read; a tale of evil more than fifty years old, a link with the past and a present danger more terrifying than anything the friends could have dreamed up in their wildest nightmares.
The Pact is book 4 in the graphic novel series 7 Generations, which follows the story of one Aboriginal family from the early 19th century to the present day."--pub. desc.
A mystery for anyone who has ever hated a friend's boyfriend… Rachel Benjamin and her friends aren't looking forward to Emma's wedding. The groom is a rat, and nobody can understand what Emma sees in him. So when he turns up dead on the morning of the ceremony, no one in the wedding party is all that upset. Not even Emma. Rachel, who had the good fortune to find Richard floating facedown in the pool, is feeling as if she's woken up in an Agatha Christie novel. It doesn't help that everyone around her seems to have a motive for murder. So, while the cops detain Emma's family and friends at her isolated Adirondacks compound for the weekend, Rachel, an investment banker by trade, makes like Miss Marple (minus the gray hair and sensible shoes) and does some digging of her own. Her investigation gets especially tricky when Peter Forrest, the too-good-to-be-true best man, turns out to be both her number-one love interest and her number-one suspect. And Rachel can't help remembering the solemn pact she and her friends made back in college — a promise to rescue each other from bad relationships, using any means required. Has someone taken the pact too far?
“Three women carry out a vendetta against a drug dealer and secretly “execute” him in the Forest Preserves of Chicago. Unfortunately they do not end the man’s life; someone else does...their new enemy.” Across the country in Washington, D.C., FBI Special Agent Howard Watson is brought into the mix. Watson, a seasoned professional, has been summoned to Chicago to assist the Chicago P.D. in unraveling a mystery: “Why a seemingly insignificant drug dealer was murdered by an international drug lord who slipped from Howard’s grasp five years earlier?” Watson is forced to join forces with the Chicago PD,the DEA and the ATF in order to nab the Peruvian drug lord who seemed to be conducting business under their very noses. Racing against the clock, Watson must figure out what the drug dealer and the drug lord have in common before the drug lord flees the U.S. Unbeknownst to the three women, they have opened a Pandora’s Box that holds the keys to unlocking answers for everyone involved. "Once again, JoAnn Fastoff has written a novel that you will find yourself unable to put down, in her latest continuation of the Howard Watson Intrigue series, “The Pact.” What I loved most about “The Pact” is that when a double homicide occurs, you immediately think you know who did it, you just don’t know why or how complicated matters truly are. Instead of a typical mystery where you try to find out who did it, in this case you try to figure out how and why the other elements of the plot tie together. I love a book that makes you think, and in “The Pact”, I totally enjoyed discovering the answers as the story unfolded. Events leading to a modern day double homicide actually begin 1966, in western Africa. As the story unfolds, Ms. Fastoff fills in the history of many of the characters. She shows how deep friendships were established among the main characters, especially four women. Their loyalty to each other is unwavering. I really appreciate the depth of her character development; this adds some great touches to the storyline. Close female friends who have banded together to help one of their own against her abusive partner, become embroiled in the plot when a crime that they are tying to cover up is intricately tied into one committed by a hit man who has no desire to leave witnesses around to identify him. The FBI also becomes involved with the case. This is where Special Agent Howard Watson steps in. Howard Watson does, and using modern technology, the FBI and Chicago P.D. try to gather their own clues before any more deaths occur. Spouse abuse, illegal drug sales, illegal arms, murder, betrayal...the list goes on. “The Pact” has it all. It takes talent to put such a complete tale together in a relatively short novel. JoAnn Fastoff obviously has that talent. I read “The Pact” in one sitting and loved all of it. I look forward to Howard Watson’s next adventure." --Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views--
Nothing has prepared her for the nightmare that is about to begin... Eve, the 34 year old daughter of recently deceased conman Alexander Weston, knows a good deal when she sees it - and this one doesn't even come close. However, with vulnerable brother Terry being beaten in jail, she can't afford to be fussy. She needs to organise protection for him, and fast. The intimidating and powerful con Cavelli seems the perfect solution, but how high a price is he going to exact? She may as well be forming a pact with the Devil. A break-in, followed by a vicious assault, soon makes Eve question the wisdom of her choice. Cavelli is leading her straight into Hell. Suddenly, her own life is in jeopardy; there's a psychopath lurking in the shadows and he's prepared to kill to get what he wants. With two men dead already Eve is forced to turn to the past to find the answersshe so desperately needs. There's only one problem. Time is running out.
Obinna Kelechi graduated, first class, from the university but was unable to find a job. His financial circumstances were of the very worst kind and couldn’t possibly be worse. Luck seemed to smile at him at last when he met Joshua Babatunde, a very wealthy and charming personality who later became his closest friend. For some time, everything went well, and Obinna Kelechi finally seemed to have gotten the break he has been seeking through his new friend, Joshua Babatunde, who provided him with all he needed to lead a far-better life. However, all that glitters is not gold as there was a very big price to pay. In addition, some very disturbing facts later emerged about Joshua Babatunde. Obinna Kelechi suddenly finds himself trapped and needed to break free. The story culminated in a final showdown between the forces of light and darkness.
Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.
As the pain and loss of James’s residential school experiences follow him into adulthood, his life spirals out of control. Haunted by guilt, he is unable to maintain a relationship with Lauren and their son Edwin. Edwin, mired in his own pain, tries to navigate past the desolation of his fatherless childhood. As James tries to heal himself he begins to realize that, somehow, he may save his son’s life – as well as his own. When father and son finally meet, can they heal their shattered relationship, and themselves, or will it be too late?
When a police officer shoots a woman dead at a Belfast airport, the reasons behind it are more complex than they first seem and the Murder Squad is called. Craig's team discover coercion, betrayal and international alliances that point them towards the darkest threat Northern Ireland has ever faced. THE PACT: CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS CAREFULLY. The Craig Crime novels may be read in order as a series, or as standalone books. Now complete the The Craig Crime Series: A Limited JusticeThe Grass TattooThe VisitorThe Waiting RoomThe Broken ShoreThe Slowest CutThe Coercion KeyThe Careless WordThe History SuiteThe Sixth EstateThe SectThe KeeperThe Talion CodeThe TribesThe Pact
In the footsteps of The Blind Side comes a story on the power of friendship, commitment and the ultimate will to keep living. Cody Garbrandt grew up in one of the most violent places in America; coal country, deep in the Appalachian mountains of Ohio. There was a longstanding culture of fighting, drugs, mayhem and chaos. Raised in this environment by a single mom (his dad left him at the young age of three to reside in the Ohio State Penitentiary), Cody grew up fighting and he grew up wild. His future ticketed him for the coal mines, but after spending two weeks deep in the earth, Cody decided that wasn’t for him. The way out? Mixed Martial Arts. Cody drifted for two years, spending as much time on street fights as in the gym. Then, at age 20, Cody’s brother (and frequent combatant) introduced Cody to five-year old Maddux Mason. Maddux was deathly ill with leukemia, his survival by no means assured. A friendship quickly developed and shortly after they met, they made a promise to each other: Maddux would beat cancer and Cody would win a championship belt. Through five long years of pain and hardship, they both persevered; Cody, through the agony and sacrifices of becoming a champion, and Maddux through the horrors of chemotherapy. They loved and supported each other. They served as each other’s inspiration. And in December 2016, Cody won his MMA Championship belt which he promptly presented to Maddux, who had just beaten cancer and was in remission. This is their story.
This book provides an intimate view of the United States Information Agency's highly successful public diplomacy program during the Cold War and lessons on how it was done when communism, rather than terrorism, was America's chief concern. It is the story of a Louisiana farm boy whose encounter with Chinese culture during World War II started him on a career of "telling America's story to the world." The narrative begins as the writer accepts a State Department invitation to join in a "Campaign of Truth" to counter communist anti-American propaganda and relates his experiences as he interacts with audiences in Latin America, Europe and Asia. It also relates his experience with USIA in keeping a world public informed on the unfolding drama of America's conquest of outer space and landing on the moon. Throughout, the emphasis is on the personal aspects of how the writer copes with life and work in foreign cultures on behalf of his country. Reviewers have described it as "heart warming," "superbly readable," and "one of the best books in its genre."