Sometimes the truth is both elusive and conveniently irrelevant!There’s been a burglary in a luxury high rise co-op in Manhattan: an elderly woman was assaulted in her apartment, with jewelry taken. The prime suspect is Johnny Jones, who was in the building around the same time, helping his lawyer, public defender Alan Goldman, move temporarily into the apartment of his friend, corporate lawyer Tim Wilson. But another suspect soon emerges: a look-alike intruder who got into the building through a basement door with a broken lock. The victim is suing the co-op for millions, represented by her niece, litigator Cathy Collins - Tim’s ex-girlfriend. She claims the intruder is guilty, but Tim - the president of the co-op’s board - claims Johnny is guilty; if so, the co-op isn’t liable at all, since he got into the building lawfully. See how lawyers Tim and Cathy behave oh so badly, using sex to influence Alan and A.D.A. Gina Gomez in their handling of Johnny’s case, to suit their lawsuit ends… It won’t be until the very end of this dark-comedy mystery that the question will finally be answered: which of the two suspects is guilty? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Zane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134832/bk_acx0_134832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A woman Marc Kadella has known since junior high school has returned to the Twin Cities after a 20-year absence. Unknown to Marc, she has left a trail of dead husbands and destroyed families in her wake. Wealthy, successful families that she has left almost impoverished while using her charms on the older husbands to inherit everything upon their deaths. Her most recent conquest was the founder of a well-known, successful, St. Paul based grocery store chain, Sutherland´s. The book starts out with the funeral of the husband and Mackenzie, Marc´s high school friend, reminiscing about her prior dead husbands. Like her three previous dead husbands, William Sutherland has died from a sudden, massive heart attack. At the reading of the Will, his three grown, mostly useless, children find out they have been all but disinherited, just like the others. Only this time the family has a good friend who is a St Paul detective who will eventually dig up, literally, enough evidence to have her indicted. Marc Kadella meets up with Mackenzie at a high school reunion. After confessing the fact that they each had a crush on the other while in school together, feelings they never acted on, they begin a personal relationship. When she is indicted for William Sutherland´s death, Marc will take her case and defend her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keli Douglass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081098/bk_acx0_081098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With his first novel, Special Circumstances, Sheldon Siegel delivered legal fiction so exciting, it drew comparisons with the very top tier of courtroom thrillers. Now he has a new challenge for defense attorney Mike Daley - ex-priest, ex-husband, ex-public defender - and it´s a high-profile zinger: a case he doesn´t think he can win for a client he can´t stand. It starts with a phone call Mike Daley never expected, from District Attorney Prentice Marshall Gates III, San Francisco´s chief law enforcement officer and front-runner candidate for California attorney general. Friends they´re not, but Gates needs Daley now - badly. He´s just been arrested. A couple of hours earlier he woke up in his hotel room and found the dead body of a young male prostitute in the bed. Prosecutors are already talking the death penalty, and there´s nothing in the mounting evidence to convince Daley and his partner - and ex-wife - Rosie of Gates´ innocence. But even if he´s lying, it´s their job to defend him. Sure enough, the deeper Mike and Rosie dig, the seamier their findings. From a shady Internet entrepreneur who trades flesh for cash to a prominent businessman who uses muscle to keep his enterprise prospering, Mike and Rosie chase down leads that take them from the depths of the Mission District, where drugs and bodies are always for sale, to the gated mansions of Pacific Heights, frantically trying to piece together the shocking truth of what actually happened, even as the trial itself is under way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081554/bk_acx0_081554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legendary criminal defense attorney Sarah Knight has spent all of her 46 years hiding the unspeakable secrets of her past. Now, newly arrived in San Diego from New York, she is appointed to represent Alexa Reed, a former US Supreme Court clerk and the daughter-in-law of Supreme Court Justice Coleman Reed. Alexa is arrested for the murders of her ex-husband, attorney Michael Reed, and La Jolla psychologist Ronald Brigman. During bitter divorce proceedings, Brigman declared Alexa´s reports of Michael´s domestic abuse false, diagnosed her with borderline personality disorder, and gave Meggie and Sam, ages six and five, to their abusive father. All the evidence points to Alexa. Her gun was the murder weapon and her cell phone places her at the scene of the murders. Sarah is warned that doing anything more than the minimum for her client will be professional suicide. Coleman Reed wants Alexa sentenced to death without delay. But Sarah and her investigator, ex-FBI agent Jim Mitchell, refuse to be intimidated even after attempts on Sarah and Alexa´s lives. They discover Michael Reed´s taste for high-priced call girls and his entanglement in an extensive pattern of criminal financial dealings. But when Coleman manipulates the trial judge to exclude Sarah´s star witness on the eve of trial, she must risk discovery of her own terrible secret to save Alexa´s life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084206/bk_acx0_084206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deutschland 2018. Die Kanzlerin versteht die Welt nicht mehr: Plötzlich wird sie von allen Seiten bedrängt, Cannabis endlich zu legalisieren. Die Krankenkassen wollen damit Kosten für Medikamente sparen, Bauern und Wirtschaft wittern ein Milliardengeschäft, selbst die Kirche fordert eine Freigabe. Als die Kanzlerin die Legalisierung fürs nächste Jahr andeutet, beginnt in der Republik ein grüner Goldrausch. Die Gier macht aus Drogengegnern enthusiastische Cannabis-Befürworter. Nur der Dude ist deprimiert. Er sitzt im Gefängnis, weil er einst das beste Gras der Republik hergestellt hat - leider illegal. Frustriert sieht er, wie sich vor allem der Chemiegigant Meduk und der Energy-Drink-Hersteller Black Devil mit ihren Cannabis Produkten in Stellung bringen. Und auch die Motive der Kanzlerin scheinen nicht ganz selbstlos. Schnell wird klar: Das Rennen macht, wer den besten Stoff anbietet. Plötzlich kämpfen alle um sein legendäres Gras - und der Dude wird zum Spielball im großen Cannabis-Krimi. ´´Legal High´´ ist eine beißende Gesellschaftssatire über die Gier und Doppelmoral auf unseren Fluren der Macht - lustig, spannend und erschreckend realistisch.
America´s favorite bounty hunter is back behind the wheel in her fifth hilarious, high-octane thriller. Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie Plum throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of expert bounty hunter Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. Okay, so a scumball blows himself to bits on her first day of policing a crack house, and the sheik she was chauffeuring steals the limo. But hey, nobody´s perfect. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Debi Mazar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000067/bk_aren_000067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Higher Education Institutions in the EU: Between Competition and Public Service:Legal Issues of Services of General Interest. 1st ed. 2017 Andrea Gideon
The runner´s high: It is not a myth, it is not illegal, but it may be addictive. Chasing the Dragon: Running to Get High is a collection of diatribes, training tips, and off-color wisdom, all processing the running life and how to get the biggest (legal) highs from your life and your runs. The author taps into his personal experience with running and addiction to look at questions such as why recovering addicts turn to running and the nature of positive addictions. There is something here for every runner: tips on running that Boston Qualifier, pacing, tapering, training philosophy, plus some running flash fiction sure to make you smile. The author is a 13-time marathoner, a Boston qualifier, a recovering addict of 21 years, and a substance-abuse counselor in Detroit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. Stanley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022180/bk_acx0_022180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Debut author Sheldon Siegel bursts into the legal thriller arena with a riveting courtroom drama, exposing the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a fresh, sharp-witted, wonderfully sardonic novel. Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco´s most prominent law firms. Today he´s out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder, and Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him. As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm´s dirtiest secrets. It doesn´t take long for him to discover that in this trial, ambition, friendship, greed, and long-standing grudges will play just as important a role as truth and justice. Brilliantly paced, crackling with energy and suspense, Special Circumstances reminds us why we love to hate lawyers - but can´t get enough of courtroom drama when it´s done this well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080808/bk_acx0_080808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Interception of Vessels on the High Seas:Contemporary Challenges to the Legal Order of the Oceans. 1. Auflage Efthymios Papastavridis
Barbara Holloway is a low-key attorney in Eugene, Oregon, who left her father’s high-powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her next move. But while trying to sort out her own future, two people, desperate for help, show up on her doorstep: former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife, Binnie. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she sneaked aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the US. Now Immigration is seeking to deport her back to Haiti, which would be a death sentence. Born to a woman from Belize who was kidnapped and enslaved by pirates, Binnie’s only hope is to prove her and her mother’s real identity. With only days to find the truth and protect Binnie, Holloway sets off for Belize. But what she knows is only the tip of the iceberg in what turns out to be one of her most complex, compelling, and dangerous cases yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004220/bk_blak_004220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.