An unidentified skull . . . A trail of terrifying secrets . . . And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth . . . As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. Her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct - a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave . . . even if Eve gets buried with it.
A United States Salvage Ship circling the Earth's Orbit retrieving discarded space equipment and satellite scrap is mysteriously blown up. Who is responsible? The Russians or perhaps Aliens. Back on Earth thousands of people are dying, cause of death UNKNOWN. Is the Government attempting to conceal a failed experiment, or are they involved in a Top Secret Project using humans as guinea pigs? Marion Stevenson, an experienced and dedicated Chicago Reporter pushes to be assigned onto the case. She becomes obsessed and will stop at nothing in order to find the truth. With the help of FBI agent Jerry Wilcox, and a long time friend Allison Tate, they find themselves pulled into a reality many people choose to ignore. They themselves become guinea pigs in a vicious plot that could change the future of the Earth and it's inhabitants.
Atreus of Erlkazar Hidden from his powerful family's enemies behind the hideous mask of his own face. Sent by the goddess of beauty on an impossible mission. Driven to find a way past his own flesh, into a soul torn between destiny and love. Deep in the ancient valleys of the enigmatic Utter East, Atreus will finally look into the . . . Faces of Deception.
Jacqueline was invincible. As a young teen, she knew what she wanted and how to achieve it. Even when she was framed and arrested for a crime she didn't commit, she managed to pick up the pieces of her life and move forward. In a world apart from hers, Montgomery Vendora carved himself a life full of crime, deceiving those closest to him and taking chances without regret. There would be no reason for their lives to ever collide. When a series of unfortunate incidents find their place in her life, including accidentally stumbling upon incriminating key evidence, Jacqueline's world begins to crumble. She is forced to avenge fate, playing a role she had never intended to take part in, receiving help from an unexpected source.
Detecting Deception offers a state-of-the-art guide to the detection of deception with a focus on the ways in which new cognitive psychology-based approaches can improve practice and results in the field. Includes comprehensive coverage of the latest scientific developments in the detection of deception and their implications for real-world practice Examines current challenges in the field - such as counter-interrogation strategies, lying networks, cross-cultural deception, and discriminating between true and false intentions Reveals a host of new approaches based on cognitive psychology with the potential to improve practice and results, including the strategic use of evidence, imposing cognitive load, response times, and covert lie detection Features contributions from internationally renowned experts
Students of philosophy, psychology, sociology, and literature will welcome this collection of original essays on self-deception and related phenomena such as wishful thinking, bad faith, and false consciousness. The book has six sections, each exploring self-deception and related phenomena from a different perspective.
Anticipating Surprise, originally written as a manual for training intelligence analysts during the Cold War, has been declassified and condensed to provide wider audiences with an inside look at intelligence gathering and analysis for strategic warning. Cynthia Grabo defines the essential steps in the warning process, examines distinctive ingredients of the analytic method of intelligence gathering, and discusses the guidelines for assessing the meaning of gathered information. Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, intelligence collection and analysis has been hotly debated. In this book, Grabo suggests ways of improving warning assessments that better convey warnings to policymakers and military commanders who are responsible for taking appropriate action to avert disaster.
Often defined as simply belief in oneself, confidence ranks among the most misunderstood concepts of our time.-What is genuine confidence?-Where does it come from?-Why is it possessed by some and not others?-How can it be developed?Confidence stems from our capacity to acknowledge and understand the reality of human potential. It is a state of mind which can only be realized through confronting our limits and deceptions.In an age characterized by a lack of personal value and positive expectation, The Catalyst of Confidence provides a fast paced, hard hitting, and incredibly resonant perspective on our ability to control our actions and tendencies.
Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman -- a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series of undistinguished schools, was passed up for military service, and supported himself with desperately improvised scams, exploiting employers, wives, and, finally, his own son. In The Duke of Deception, Geoffrey Wolff unravels the enigma of this Gatsbyesque figure, a bad man who somehow was also a very good father, an inveterate liar who falsified everything but love.