Death Benefits

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Death Benefits

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Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554692261

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 212

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Book Summary: Forced to move to British Columbia, sixteen-year-old Royce Peterson takes on the job of caring for his cranky ninety-five-year-old grandfather, Arthur, in hopes of making enough money to return to his friends in Nova Scotia.


Death Benefits

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Death Benefits

Author: Jeanne Safer

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786732016

Genre: Psychology

Page: 240

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Book Summary: Although most of us lose a mother or father in later life, few of us are psychologically prepared for the experience. This book explores the uncharted territory each of us enters when a parent leaves us, and offers a blueprint for positive change in every aspect of our lives. It demonstrates through powerful stories (including the author's own revelatory experience) how parent loss is the most potent catalyst for change in middle age and can actually offer us our last, best chance to become our truest, deepest selves. Psychotherapist Safer challenges the conventional wisdom that fundamental change is only for the young, and that loss must simply be endured or overcome. Filled with moving and engaging stories of real men and women re-imagining themselves after a parent's death, this is a fresh, impassioned, and sophisticated look at self-transformation in later life.--From publisher description.


Death Benefits

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Death Benefits

Author: Thomas Perry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0375506772

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: When gruff and intimidating security consultant Max Stillman appears without warning in the San Francisco office of McClaren Life and Casualty and begins asking questions and scrutinizing files, the employees can't help wondering just which of them he's been hired to investigate. The first to find out is young data analyst John Walker when Stillman's mysterious investigation leads out of town, he announces he's taking Walker with him. Walker has been picked because a colleague with whom he once had a love affair has disappeared after paying a very large death benefit to an impostor. Since Walker knew her intimately, Stillman believes he's likely to be useful in finding and convicting her. But because he knows her so well, Walker is convinced that she is innocent, and that he must join the pursuit so that he can defend her. These conflicting purposes unite Walker and Stillman in an urgent search that propels them across the country and into unexpected dangers. The trail ends in a deceptively peaceful corner of the New Hampshire countryside, where they find themselves trapped by a deadly conspiracy that's much bigger, older, and more evil than they could ever have imagined. Martin Cruz Smith declared a previous Perry novel as beautifully crafted as a good automatic weapon. In Death Benefits, Perry gives us another stunning suspense story with writing that is, as the Los Angeles Times said, as sharp as a sushi knife.


Death Benefit

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Death Benefit

Author: Robin Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101553677

Genre: Fiction

Page: 544

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Book Summary: Pia Grazdani is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center’s premier scientist on cutting edge research that could revolutionize health care by creating replacement organs for critically ill patients. But when tragedy strikes in the lab, Pia, with the help of classmate George Wilson, launches an investigation into the unforeseen calamity in the hospital’s supposedly secure biosafety lab. Meanwhile, two ex-Wall Street whiz-kids think they’ve found another loadstone in the nation’s multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry, and race to find ways to control actuarial data and securitize the policies of the aged and infirm to make another killing. As Pia and George dig deeper into the events at the lab, one question remains unanswered: is someone attempting to manipulate private insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?


Death Benefits

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Death Benefits

Author: Nelson DeMille

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455526843

Genre: Fiction

Page: 34

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Book Summary: A digital short story from New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille that also includes a preview from his upcoming novel, THE PANTHER Bestselling author Jack Henry is suddenly on the brink of bankruptcy. With bills mounting and the IRS calling, he realizes that he has a major problem on his hands. But who is to blame for his declining fortunes? Certainly not Jack himself. The fault, he determines, lies with his agent, Stan Wycoff - who takes 15% of everything Jack makes for doing absolutely nothing. Jack needs a way out of his dire financial predicament - and fast. And then he remembers that both he and his agent have substantial life insurance policies on one another. If Stan were to die unexpectedly, Jack would cash in... But can a famous crime writer commit the perfect crime?


Death Benefits

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Death Benefits

Author: Ed Teja

Publisher:

ISBN: 150806279X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 234

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Book Summary: James’ business partner has disappeared. Martin’s good friend needs his help finding a business partner who has disappeared in Venezuela. He leaves Ugly Bill to handle loading cargo in Guyana and heads down there, but all he can find is the man’s sailboat — and it’s burning on a Venezuelan beach. The missing man’s wife, vacationing in Margarita, doesn’t seem concerned about him, but a mysterious woman and an ex British spy seem very interested in finding the man. But why? Martin needs some answers, and it would be best if he found them before Ugly Bill gets too tired of him playing detective.


The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Author: Margareta Magnusson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173251

Genre: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Book Summary: A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.


Death Benefits

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Death Benefits

Author: Jeanne Safer

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786732016

Genre: Psychology

Page: 240

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Book Summary: Although most of us lose a mother or father in later life, few of us are psychologically prepared for the experience. This book explores the uncharted territory each of us enters when a parent leaves us, and offers a blueprint for positive change in every aspect of our lives. It demonstrates through powerful stories (including the author's own revelatory experience) how parent loss is the most potent catalyst for change in middle age and can actually offer us our last, best chance to become our truest, deepest selves. Psychotherapist Safer challenges the conventional wisdom that fundamental change is only for the young, and that loss must simply be endured or overcome. Filled with moving and engaging stories of real men and women re-imagining themselves after a parent's death, this is a fresh, impassioned, and sophisticated look at self-transformation in later life.--From publisher description.


Death Benefits

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Death Benefits

Author: Nelson DeMille

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455526843

Genre: Fiction

Page: 34

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Book Summary: A digital short story from New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille that also includes a preview from his upcoming novel, THE PANTHER Bestselling author Jack Henry is suddenly on the brink of bankruptcy. With bills mounting and the IRS calling, he realizes that he has a major problem on his hands. But who is to blame for his declining fortunes? Certainly not Jack himself. The fault, he determines, lies with his agent, Stan Wycoff - who takes 15% of everything Jack makes for doing absolutely nothing. Jack needs a way out of his dire financial predicament - and fast. And then he remembers that both he and his agent have substantial life insurance policies on one another. If Stan were to die unexpectedly, Jack would cash in... But can a famous crime writer commit the perfect crime?


Puppies on Board

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Puppies on Board

Author: Sarah N. Harvey

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1551433907

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: How many puppies does it take to capsize a boat?


Death Benefit: A Novel

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Death Benefit: A Novel

Author: Patricia Wakeley

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 136563695X

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: He was quite dead, with knife wounds front and back. When insurance agent Kim Alexander stumbles across her major client on his kitchen floor, she is sucked into more than she bargained for. The client’s widow and nine-year-old son are part of a large extended family, but it’s Kim to whom they turn for help. The family objects to Kim’s involvement, and the police suspect she is collaborating with the widow to collect insurance money. Even her boss smells something fishy. Kim, drawn to the appealing youngster and supportive of all widows, does her best to help them while fending off threats to her own life. Death Benefit presents a vivid picture of Boston clan life and the many intersections of family and crime.


Know Your Chances

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Know Your Chances

Author: Steven Woloshin,Lisa M. Schwartz,H. Gilbert Welch M.D., M.P.H.

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520942028

Genre: Medical

Page: 158

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Book Summary: Every day we are bombarded by television ads, public service announcements, and media reports warning of dire risks to our health and offering solutions to help us lower those risks. But many of these messages are incomplete, misleading, or exaggerated, leaving the average person misinformed and confused. Know Your Chances is a lively, accessible, and carefully researched book that can help consumers sort through this daily barrage by teaching them how to interpret the numbers behind the messages. In clear and simple steps, the authors—all of them staff physicians at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont—take the mystery out of medical statistics. By learning to understand the medical statistics and knowing what questions to ask, readers will be able to see through the hype and find out what—if any—credible information remains. The book's easy-to-understand charts will help ordinary people put their health concerns into perspective.This short, reader-friendly volume will foster communication between patients and doctors and provide the basic critical-thinking skills necessary for navigating today's confusing health landscape.


Force of Nature

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Force of Nature

Author: Stephen Solomita

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453290613

Genre: Fiction

Page: 270

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Book Summary: A psychopath is loose in Brooklyn, and it will take a half-mad cop to catch him A gang of small-time dealers camps out underneath the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge, slipping hits to passing addicts in exchange for ten bucks a pop. It’s blistering hot, and they drink beer to stay cool, sharing a six-pack with a couple of local girls. As the night winds down, a massive black man appears in a coat that’s too heavy for the weather, produces a shotgun, and starts to fire. Among the dead are two supposed customers—an undercover cop and a reporter whom the city will avenge by opening a new front in the war on drugs. The gunman, a full-time crack addict with a boxer’s build and a bulldog’s temper, disappears into the wilds of Brooklyn. To roust him, Stanley Moodrow will rain hell on the borough, breaking in a new partner as he attempts to smoke out the wild man with a shotgun.


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Military personnel survivor benefits for servicemembers and federal, state, and city government employees : report to congressional committees.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428937439

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Dance for the Dead

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Dance for the Dead

Author: Thomas Perry

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 0307781356

Genre: Fiction

Page: 416

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Book Summary: “Compelling . . . Nobody writes a chase better than [Thomas] Perry.”—The Washington Post Book World Jane Whitefield is the patron saint of the pursued, a Native American “guide” who specializes in making victims vanish. Calling on the ancient wisdom of the Seneca tribe and her own razor-sharp cunning, she conjures up new identities for people with nowhere left to run. She's as quick and quiet as freshly fallen show, and she covers a trail just as completely. But when a calculating killer stalks an innocent eight-year-old boy, Jane faces dangerous obstacles that will put her powers—and her life—to a terrifying test. . . . Praise for Dance for the Dead “Spellbinding . . . Terrific . . . Jane Whitefield may be the most arresting protagonist in the 90s thriller arena. . . . Thrillers need good villains, and this one has a formidable SOB who is cold-blooded enough to satisfy anybody's taste.”—Entertainment Weekly “A terse thriller . . . Perry starts the story with a bang.”—San Francisco Chronicle “One of the most engaging heroines in contemporary suspense.”—The Flint Journal


Eddie's Boy

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Eddie's Boy

Author: Thomas Perry

Publisher: Grove Atlantic

ISBN: 0802157793

Genre: Fiction

Page: 272

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Book Summary: A hit man is called back into action in this explosive thriller from the New York Times bestselling author and “master of nail-biting suspense” (Los Angeles Times). Michael Shaeffer is a retired American businessman, living peacefully in England with his aristocratic wife. But her annual summer party brings strangers to their house, and with them, an attempt on Michael’s life. He is immediately thrust into action, luring his lethal pursuers to Australia before venturing into the lion’s den—the States—to figure out why the mafia is after him again, and how to stop them. Eddie’s Boy jumps between Michael’s current predicament and the past, between the skillset he now ruthlessly and successfully employs and the training that made him what he is. We glimpse the days before he became the Butcher’s Boy, the highly skilled mob hit man who pulled a slaughter job on some double-crossing clients and started a mob war, to his childhood spent apprenticed to Eddie, a seasoned hired assassin. And we watch him pit two prominent mafia families against each other to eliminate his enemies one by one. He’s meticulous in his approach, using his senior contact in the Organized Crime Division of the Justice Department for information, without ever allowing her to get too close to his trail. But will he be able to escape this new wave of young contract killers, or will the years finally catch up to him? As the San Francisco Chronicle said about this Edgar Award-winning series, “The best thing about Thomas Perry’s thrillers are the devilishly ingenious schemes his protagonists devise to outwit their pursuers . . . Perry can really write.”


Shadow Woman

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Shadow Woman

Author: Thomas Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307781372

Genre: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Summary: In her latest adventure, Jane Whitefield, who helps people in trouble disappear from one life and establish a new identity, is hired by a Las Vegas gambling casino executive running from contract killers. But the killers are on the trail of the shadow woman and soon Jane becomes the principle target of their rage and revenge.


The Face-Changers

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The Face-Changers

Author: Thomas Perry

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 0307781364

Genre: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Summary: Jane Whitefield, legendary half-Indian shadow guide who spirits hunted people away from certain death, has never had a client like Dr. Richard Dahlman. A famous plastic surgeon who has dedicated his life to healing, the good doctor hasn't a clue why stalkers are out for his blood. But he knows Jane Whitefield's name--and that she is his only hope. Once again Jane performs her magic, leading Dahlman in a nightmare flight across America, only a heartbeat ahead of pursuers whose leader is a dead ringer for Jane: a raven-haired beauty who has stolen her name, reputation, and techniques--not to save lives, but to destroy them. . . .


The Burglar

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The Burglar

Author: Thomas Perry

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802146791

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: A cunning thief is on the run for her life in a breakneck thriller from the New York Times–bestselling “master of nail-biting suspense” (Los Angeles Times). Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But Elle is no petty thief—with just the right combination of smarts, looks, and skills, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items. This is how Elle has always gotten by—she is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her. As Elle realizes that her knowledge of the high-profile murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty, using her breaking-and-entering skills to uncover the truth about exactly who the victims were and why someone might have wanted them dead. With high-stakes action and shocking revelations, The Burglar will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they barrel towards the heart-racing conclusion. “The fact is, there are probably only half a dozen suspense writers now alive who can be depended upon to deliver high voltage shocks . . . Thomas Perry is one of them.” —Stephen King


The PPLI Solution

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The PPLI Solution

Author: Kirk Loury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470884973

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Private placement life insurance (PPLI) was once the exclusive domain of wealthy investors willing to tackle the logistical challenges of the offshore insurance market. The investment portfolio, tax, and estate-planning applications, and ongoing investment potential of these policies made the effort worthwhile. In recent years, though, a number of U.S.-based insurance companies have developed similar policies that meet all U.S. insurance, investment, and tax regulations. PPLI is becoming a fundamental component of effective tax, trust, and estate planning, but few sources have been available to detail the best practices—until now. The PPLI Solution can serve as a resource for effective execution. Written by leading practitioners, the book will position advisers to capitalize as PPLI expands further into the high-net-worth market and becomes available to individuals with an investable net worth as low as $1 million. Few investors—whatever their net worth—will want to venture into the PPLI market without guidance. The PPLI Solution addresses the needs of investment managers, consultants, attorneys, and accountants who want to achieve the broad understanding of PPLI's applications required of those providing advice. It can serve as an authoritative source for anyone—including investors—seeking to know more about PPLI’s nearly perfect tax efficiency, solid creditor protection, and powerful means of creating wealth.