The Never Game

The Never Game

Author's Note Writing a novelis, for me at least, never a one-person operation. ... you might want to take a look at these works: Replay: The History of Video Games, Tristan Donovan; The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design, ...

Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525535966

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Crime Novel of the Year From the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, the first novel in a thrilling new series, introducing Colter Shaw. "You have been abandoned." A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry. "Escape if you can." When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past--The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life? "Or die with dignity." Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark 'net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns that he isn't the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast. The Never Game proves once more why "Deaver is a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception" (Associated Press).
Categories: Fiction

The Never Game

The Never Game

A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Crime Novel of the Year Now in paperback, the first installment in the new series by master of suspense Jeffery Deaver--about which, Lee Child raves, "No one in the world does this kind of thing better.

Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525535959

Category: Fiction

Page: 546

View: 407

A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Crime Novel of the Year Now in paperback, the first installment in the new series by master of suspense Jeffery Deaver--about which, Lee Child raves, "No one in the world does this kind of thing better." "You have been abandoned." A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry. "Escape if you can." When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past--The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life? "Or die with dignity." Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark Net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns that he isn't the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast. The Never Game proves once more why "Deaver is a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception" (Associated Press).
Categories: Fiction

The Lost Image of Man

The Lost Image of Man

He, certainly, has never seen that Promised Land from any peak; and he doubts at the last that such a splendid goal really exists. ... The same may make him, unwittingly no doubt, a master of the never-never game.

Author: Julian Hartt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592449408

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 168

To Julian N. Hartt, our writers are the ÒrealÓ creators of human history. It is they who from their imagination and their heritage fashion works that reflect as well as guide man's destiny. And their art, rather than science or philosophy, is the realm through which this theologian traces the present human condition. Hartt maintains that we have, for better or for worse, cancelled our heritage. Just how we have done so can be seen in the negation, death, and transfiguration in contemporary fiction of traditional images by which man has always ÒseenÓ himself: the epic image, the dream of innocence, the erotic image, and the eschatological image. To illustrate, the epic is now the anti-epic Ulysses, while our shattered dream of innocence is best described in Faulkner's Light in August and Camus' The Fall. Hartt sees the traditional marriage of flesh and spirit in the erotic image now modified to the concept of sexuality as a divine power in Lawrence, as totally blighted in Styron, cramping in Moravia, and as a possible pathway to creativity in Durrell. In his discussion of the eschatological image, Hartt asks what is perhaps the most crucial of questions: ÒHas the hope for that Great Tomorrow of biblical disclosure--the appearing in glory of the perfected community--become too feeble, dim, remote, to minister to the frenzy, terror, and 'wisdom' of our age?Ó The Marxist of In Dubious Battle has one answer, and Koestler another. But it is in Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country that Hartt finds this hope alive and vigorously represented. The mood in which Hartt writes is not therefore lamentation, and his purpose not another flagellation of that woeful creature, Modern Man. He has not made a point of consulting only those artists who have bad news for us. Nor has he lingered long with writers animated by a desire to Òspeak comfortably to Jerusalem.Ó The curse laid against false prophecy, though uttered long ago, is still binding: ÒWoe to them who cry 'Peace! Peace!' when there is no peace.Ó
Categories: Religion

Not Dreaming of You

Not Dreaming of You

The sky had never been such a deep color of blue before. She felt its magnetic pull as she sat with ... her with theNever Game.” “Never,” Kiki answered with her usual confidence. “Even if someone gave you a million dollars?” “Never.

Author: Nina Cordoba

Publisher: Nina Cordoba

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Loser or Lunatic? Kiki Villanueva and believes she had a psychic dream when she was thirteen in which she was given a list of her future husband’s attributes. Children are her life, and Kiki has good reason to think she may not have any if she doesn’t marry soon. She decides when she goes back to L.A. for the summer, she’ll start using the list to sort through potential candidates. When jaded political journalist Mark Bennett confesses to his doctor he no longer finds women—or anything else—exciting, Dr. Chuck is worried he’s depressed and suggests a change of pace. Mark agrees to write a fluff piece for a magazine about people who join high-priced dating services. His premise is "Losers or Lunatics?" The dating service introduces him to Kiki, and he’s charmed by her open, passionate nature—not to mention her big, brown “do me” eyes—though she definitely belongs in the "lunatic" category with that psychic stuff. Mark is a confirmed bachelor from a family where no one says the L-word. However, while accompanying warm, sexy Kiki on her match-making service dates for his story, he soon wonders why he’s literally driving her to the arms of other men. If he could only get her to forget her list… But Kiki’s not about to waste time on an emotionally challenged cynic who only wants to “play” and is definitely not on her list, even if he is handsome, and funny, and sexy—uh-oh!
Categories: Fiction

Coping with Increasing Complexity

Coping with Increasing Complexity

that the ' same ' word is ISOMORPHIC at different levels of abstraction , but that people generally react as though isomorphism ... to read “ Sometimes say never , " or , more in the direction of sanity , " Never play the never ' game .

Author: Institute of General Semantics

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0677149409

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 973

Categories: Computers

Cardus on Cricket

Cardus on Cricket

known cricketers' a much memories better right-hand are not short bowler they than will Parkin, agree that and the never game a man has of seldom more intriguing 'personality'—hateful but useful word. The course of genius never did run ...

Author: Neville Cardus

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285641013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 362

Included are the imaginative reconstruction of the 1882 England and Australia test match to Cardus's descriptions of village cricket, accounts of the great players that Cardus watched play (from Donald Bradman and Harold Larwood to Wally Hammond) to examples of his 'Shastbury' writings. Chosen and introduced by Sir Rupert Hart-Davis, Cardus on Cricket features a range of writings from 'Cricket', 'Days in the Sun', 'The Summer Game', 'Good Days', 'Australian Summer' and 'The Manchester Guardian'.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Always Dreaming of You A Romantic Comedy

Always Dreaming of You  A Romantic Comedy

“Never?” He pulled out a chair and sat at the table with her. “Absolutely never.” Chris was experienced at the Never Game. He and Kiki used to play it when they were kids. “What if someone offered you a million dollars?” he asked.

Author: Nina Cordoba

Publisher: Nina Cordoba

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

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Always Dreaming of You, sequel to the award-winning novel Not Dreaming of You. Tragedy has struck the Carson-Villanueva family. All Chris can do is keep busy and hope the crippling feeling of loss will fade, until an encounter in a parking lot with a striking young woman injects him with optimism. But when she tips him for helping her and drives off without giving her name, he's disappointed...and a little insulted. Elle Lorrence has one goal: To escape her mother's world of paparazzi, entourages, and plastic-surgeried cyborgs. So far, it’s been harder than she thought. But if she can only pretend to be an actress for this one little independent film, the paycheck will enable her to set her escape plans in motion. When Chris meets his new dialect coaching client, she turns out to be Elle, from the parking lot. She’s almost irresistible, but he has no desire to get mixed up with an actress and live a Hollyweird lifestyle. And after her bizarre reaction to an incident at the diner, he knows he’d better do his job and get far away before he’s sucked in by her allure. Every fiber of Elle’s being tells her Cristóval Cesar Carson is the embodiment of the faceless man from her dreams. But are the hurdles she must overcome to possess him insurmountable?
Categories: Fiction

Captivated

Captivated

AND NOW, TURN THE PAGE FOR AN EXCERPT OF DEAVER'S NEW NOVEL, THE NEVER GAME When Colter Shaw learns of a reward for a missing college student in the Silicon Valley, he takes the job. The investigation draws him into the dark heart of ...

Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525542254

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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A new story from the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, introducing Colter Shaw. Colter Shaw is a career "reward-seeker," making his living traveling the country and locating missing persons, collecting reward money in return. So it is not unusual when a wealthy entrepreneur hires him to track down his wife, an enigmatic artist who vanished one month before. As Shaw begins to investigate, he suspects that she was fleeing a bad marriage, and he follows her trail to an artists' retreat in Indiana. The case takes one surprising turn after another, and soon Shaw begins to wonder if this mysterious woman is more of a captor than a captive.
Categories: Fiction

The Illustrated American

The Illustrated American

The game went on without special interest for awhile . ... They are coincidence that a brass band of terribly brassy proclivities all Britishers . passed the grounds at that moment playing the never - to - beThe grounds at Livingston ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000901233M

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Mia Like Crazy

Mia Like Crazy

The sky had never been such a deep color of blue before. She felt its magnetic pull as she sat with her cousin ... Never Game.” “Never,” Kiki answered with her usual confidence. “Even if someone gave you a million dollars?” “Never.

Author: Nina Cordoba

Publisher: Nina Cordoba

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

View: 272

Yes, I quit my job. The one at the high-powered law firm I’ve been working toward my entire life. And, don’t look at me like I’m losing it. I never lose it. But now that I’ve gone out on my own, my first client turns out to be the infamous Drew Larson. A man I should be afraid of. A man any woman should be afraid of. But I’m not. What does that say about me? Then I see the pictures, and not only do I feel compelled to represent him, but I agree to marry him so he can get what’s his. It’s a means to an end for both of us, except I’m afraid that it’s more for me because the neglected child inside me calls out to the deeply damaged child in him. This can’t be good for either one of us. What could we possibly have to give each other? Yet, all I want is for him to lose control again and touch me like he did that night in the car before the police dragged him off me. And when he finds out the secret I’m keeping, will it make things better? Or will bad Drew return with a vengeance? I am not turning into my mother. I won’t let anyone do that to me. Because I never lose it. Right?
Categories: Fiction