The Long Shot

The Long Shot PDF
Author: Paul Monette
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 330
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An unlikely pair races to find a murderer in the hazy underbelly of Los Angeles Vivien Cokes and her husband, Jasper, are LA royalty, and they have the lifestyle to prove it. Big parties, a huge mansion in Malibu, and complicated affairs are all part of the package. However, during a morning swim, Vivien makes a discovery that changes her life forever. Smelling smoke, she sees her home in flames, and inside, she finds her husband dead in the hot tub with his male lover in an apparent double suicide. To find out the truth behind her husband’s death, Vivien must turn to the unlikeliest of sources: a failed writer and grifter who was the boyfriend of her husband’s late lover. After finding kinship in a sort of shared widowhood, the two set out to bring to justice the people behind their loved ones’ deaths. Paul Monette has a poet’s touch, and his aptitude is on full display in The Long Shot as he immerses readers in a mystery with a cast of characters that is as diverse and memorable as the city in which they live. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.


Long Shot

Long Shot PDF
Author: Steven Dalachinsky
Publisher:
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Languages : en
Pages : 1
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Long Shot

Long Shot PDF
Author: D. Jackson Leigh
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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If you're going to bet a long shot, you have to be prepared to lose. Equine veterinarian Tory Greyson has always played the safe bet. That is, until she runs into a very cute, opinionated, jobless journalist. The small town of Cherokee Falls is just a pit stop for Leah Montgomery while she figures out how to put her career back on track and deal with her grandmother's slide into dementia. Tory is unable to resist when Leah talks her into putting money on a long shot at the track and then spending the winnings to buy a wild pony. Will Tory take a chance on Leah, too? Or will she stick with the safe bet and pursue Bridgette LeRoy, the calm, Zen-centered artist who arrives to teach at the local college?


Long Shot

Long Shot PDF
Author: Azad
Publisher:
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Long Shot

Long Shot PDF
Author: Cindy Jefferies
Publisher: A&C Black
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Roddy Jones has just started Stadium School and has made some equally passionate and determined friends, none more so than Jimmy. He is a gifted player and easily outshines his rival, Jack. And with first team selection round the corner, Jimmy is sure to be chosen. Nothing can hold him back from realising his footballing dream... except his lucky socks. But when one sock goes missing, Jimmy's superstitions leave him in doubt. Then a note appears telling Jimmy he will get his sock back, but only if he walks the forbidden and haunted old stadium grounds at midnight. Desperate for his lucky sock, will Jimmy risk breaking school rules, or can Roddy help lay his ghosts before they consume him, or worse, expel him...


Long Shot

Long Shot PDF
Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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When Nick and Kia arrive for try-outs for the basketball team they played on the previous year, they are surprised to meet their new coach. Coach Barkley is a former college star known for his fierce desire to win. Though the coach has been away from the game for many years, his competitive instincts are as strong as ever and his aggressive coaching techniques are a new experience for these kids. Suddenly making the rep team no longer seems the sure thing that Nick and Kia expected when they came to try-outs. This is hard on Nick and Kia, but especially difficult for the coach's son, L.B., who is also trying out for the team. When the coach matches them up against a team of older players and then refuses to accept their loss, the kids begin to wonder if they even want to make this team. Nick, Kia and L.B. finally have to decide whether to play for a tyrant or to take a stand on principle and face the consequences.


Long Shot

Long Shot PDF
Author: Mike Lupica
Publisher: Penguin
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Pedro Morales has always been content helping others look great. The epitome of a point guard, he plays the game to set up his teammates—Ned, in particular, the star forward on the receiving end of Pedro’s pinpoint passes. Pedro wants to make his father proud, and so he runs for class president. Yet doing so means going one-on-one against Ned, easily the most popular boy in school. And Pedro learns the hard way that being a good teammate doesn’t mean that others will return the favor. Now Pedro wants to win more than ever—but this time, it’s for himself.


Long Shot

Long Shot PDF
Author: G. A. Reagan
Publisher: Booktango
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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When a young boy is diagnosed with an incurable illness, his devastated father will do almost anything to keep his son's hopes alive, even though he has none left for himself. Long shot is the story of Gordon Thomas and his son, DJ, who is dying of a bone marrow disorder. With a life expectancy of less than five years, Gordon and his wife, Sally, endeavor to inspire DJ to believe he can be healed. DJ feels the need to believe a "smaller" miracle first, such as seeing his father become a professional basketball player. Now Gordon loves the game, but it does not mean he is any good.


Long Shot

Long Shot PDF
Author: Mike Piazza
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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The twelve-time All-Star catcher describes the inspiration he gleaned from his self-made father, his early career with the Dodgers, his memorable 2000 World Series with the Mets, and the controversies that have marked his career.