Working in Silicon Valley: Economic and Legal Analysis of a High-velocity Labor Market:Economic and Legal Analysis of a High-velocity Labor Market Alan Hyde
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.
Attorney Olivia Murray hopes her life will get back to normal after a hard fought trial. But she soon finds out that the forces of evil have not given up their pursuit to win the hearts and minds of those in Windy Ridge.An embezzling scandal breaks that rocks the community church to its core. The New Age groups are ready to declare victory when a high profile prosecutor files criminal charges against the local pastor. However, Olivia is not willing to give up on the community she´s come to love. She takes on the defense pro bono knowing it could destroy her career, but it´s a case that she is called to defend.The battle will be fierce, but she´s not fighting it alone. Her friend and fellow attorney Grant Baxter is by her side. Olivia must use all the tools in her arsenal to combat those who seek to destroy the believers in the community. If Olivia can´t prove the pastor´s innocence, more than her career is on the line. The entire community of Windy Ridge could fall to the forces of darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traci Odom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014950/bk_tant_014950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Lu Spinney´s 29-year-old son, Miles, flies up on his snowboard, ´´he knows he is not in control as he is taken by force up the ramp,´´ writes his mother, ´´skewing sideways as his board clips the edge and then he is hurtling, spinning up, up into the free blue sky ahead.... ´´ He lands hard on the ice and falls into a coma. Thus begins the erratic loss - Miles first in a coma and then trapped in a fluctuating state of minimal consciousness - that unravels over the next five years. Spinney, her husband, and three other children put their lives on hold to tend to Miles at various hospitals and finally in a care home, holding out hope that he will be returned to them. With blunt precision, Spinney chronicles her family´s intimate experience. And yet, as personal a book as this is, it offers universal meaning, presenting an eloquent and piercing description of what it feels to witness an intimate become unfamiliar. This is a story about ambiguous loss: the disappearance of someone who is still there. Three quarters of the way through, however, Spinney´s story takes a turn. The family and, to the degree that he can communicate, Miles himself come to view ending his life as the only possible release from the prison of his body and mind. Cutting her last thread of hope, Spinney wishes for her son to die, and yet even as she allows this difficult revelation to settle, she learns that this is not her decision to make. Because Miles is diagnosed as being in a ´´minimally conscious state´´ rather than a ´´persistent vegetative state´´, there is no legal way to bring about his death - a bewildering paradox that Spinney navigates with compassion and wisdom. This profound book encompasses the lyrical revelations of a memoir like Jean-Dominique Bauby´s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as well as the crucial medical and moral insights of a book like Atul Gawande´s Being Mortal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henrietta Meire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010243/bk_blak_010243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It starts with a routine traffic stop. Moments later, a young man is killed by a rookie cop. Self-defense or murder? As San Francisco descends into chaos, it´s up to Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez to prove the cop´s innocence. In the ninth installment of New York Times best-selling author Sheldon Siegel´s iconic San Francisco series, ex-spouses Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez have come a long way from their days as small-time defense attorneys. No longer working in a converted martial arts studio on the earthy side of Mission Street. Rosie is now San Francisco´s Public Defender, and Mike is the head of the Felony Division. Their daughter is in college. Their son is in middle school. For the first time in years, there is a semblance of order in their lives. It doesn´t last long. Johnny Bacigalupi is a rookie police officer and fourth-generation cop. His father is an assistant chief. He´s also Mike´s godson. On a rainy night, Johnny and his partner pull over a Honda with a broken tail light. When Juwon Jones is asked to exit his car, he bangs the door into Johnny and flees. Johnny corners Jones in a parking lot. Shots ring out and Jones is dead. A rookie mistake? Self-defense? A gun is found under the body - did it belong to Jones? Was it planted? No weapon is visible in body cam footage. Johnny and the other cops insist that Johnny acted in self-defense. The D.A. charges Johnny with first-degree murder. Mike takes a leave from the P.D.´s Office to represent his godson. Meanwhile, TV, cable news, Twitter, and social media explode. Police supporters clash with Black Lives Matter. Mike, Rosie, and Mike´s private-investigator brother, Pete, face their biggest challenge in a high-stakes case where San Francisco´s streets turn violent. Serve and Protect is the ninth book in the legal thriller series featuring Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110544/bk_acx0_110544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
... wenn ich gekonnt hätte hätte ich lieber gekifft! - Die Potentiale des narrativen Interviews kombiniert mit dem ero-epischen Gespräch für die Fallarbeit mit Konsumenten von Legal Highs:1. Auflage Nadja Holzmayr
Indonesian Responsibility for High Seas Fisheries:A Legal Analysis Melda Kamil Ariadno
Murder goes high tech with deadly consequences in the latest book of the #1 legal thriller series. Journey to the sordid depth of the ´´Dark Web´´. A mob of anonymous cyber stalkers torments lawyer Brent Marks with defamatory posts on the Internet in this latest installment of the legal thriller series. When Marks sues to enjoin their libelous publication, the stalkers hide behind the immunity of the Communications Decency Act. Then a mysterious anonymous killer for hire arrives, and Brent finds himself on the wrong side of the law. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Klaus von Hohenloe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050271/bk_acx0_050271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Justice in Plain Sight is the story of a hometown newspaper in Riverside, California, that set out to do its job: tell readers about shocking crimes in their own backyard. But when judges slammed the courtroom door on the public, including the press, it became impossible to tell the whole story. Pinning its hopes on business lawyer Jim Ward, whom Press-Enterprise editor Tim Hays had come to know and trust, the newspaper took two cases to the US Supreme Court in the 1980s. Hays was convinced that the public - including the press - needed to have these rights and needed to bear witness to justice because healing in the aftermath of a horrible crime could not occur without community catharsis. The newspaper won both cases and established First Amendment rights that significantly broadened public access to the judicial system, including the right for the public to witness jury selection and preliminary hearings. Justice in Plain Sight is a unique story that, for the first time, details two improbable journeys to the Supreme Court in which the stakes were as high as they could possibly be (and still are): the public´s trust in its own government. The book is published by University of Nebraska Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. ´´Smart, funny, and above all, enlightening.” (George Rodrigue, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and president and editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer)´´I simply loved Justice in Plain Sight. It is like a fairy tale with a landscape populated by now-extinct beasts.” (Donald E. Graham, former publisher of the Washington Post)´´A suspenseful, true-life legal page-turner about honest men and women standing up for freedom. A thoroughly compelling and engaging read.” (Jonathan Eig, New York Times best-selling author of Ali: A Life) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Lerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153715/bk_acx0_153715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the middle of the summer after high school, most of her friends are getting on with their life, and nobody can hang out with her for her birthday! Thankfully, one high school friend, Trey, is back in town, and she´s excited that she´ll at least get attention from him. She has no idea how much attention she´s going to get, though, because Trey brings her right to a surprise party. That´s not the end of the attention, though, because this barely legal girl is about to have a scorching group sex experience! Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity during a group sex encounter. It includes first lesbian sex, oral sex, rough sex, and barely legal sex. It is intended for mature listeners who will not be offended by graphic depictions of sex acts between consenting adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nichelle Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011301/bk_acx0_011301_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.
While cramming to get a paper for her psych class done, Angie meets Brian at the local coffee shop. He´s a nice guy, but after a brief meeting Angie decides to head back to her place. As soon as she leaves the coffee shop, though, it starts to pour, and damn it´s cold! Luckily Brian shows up and helps her home so she can get dried off...right before he gets her wet all over again. Angie graduated a year early with her high school fast track. And when she found out that she was eligible for a scholarship for her first year of college, she moved into a small apartment near campus. Even though her parents treated her like an adult, she wanted the freedom that her own place gave her, and this northern school didn´t require first-year students to stay in the dorm. There wasn´t much to it, but it was hers and hers alone. She enjoyed the independent feeling. When Angie got up on Friday morning, she knew that it would be a long weekend for her. She had a huge research paper to write for her psychology class. Thankfully she had finished the majority of the research on serial killers and just had to write the actual paper. She knew she couldn´t afford any distractions. The more she focused, the faster she knew the paper would be finished. Angie set about working on her paper, determined to finish the task. She sat at her desk, organized her notes, drew up her outline, and started to write. She found herself so focused on what she was doing that she completely lost track of the time. The sun was already going down, and she hadn´t had anything to eat since breakfast. She packed up her notes and her laptop, grabbed her purse, and headed out the door. ´´I´ll just go to the coffee shop. I can get something light and still work.´´ It seemed like the perfect plan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desiree Divine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042333/bk_acx0_042333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.