Corruption by Mike Gill Book Summary:
Milo Devine had spent his life cutting corners and bending the rules to make his fortune until a late-night phone call from Parvez Iqbal helps him discover a conscience that leads him into a world of corruption and crime beyond his imagination. Politics, business, and organised crime merge into one as Milo investigates the bad guys while his friends perish at the hands of two gangs of ruthless criminals who think nothing of killing in the name of business. Just as he thinks he has won the day, the tables turn as his close friend, Simon, betrays him, and Milo becomes the next target for the assassins. Hiding out in Ireland with professional killers on his trail, Milo is soon faced with a choice: finish the fight or run for his life.
Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption Book 1) by Pepper Winters Book Summary:
From New York Times bestselling author of The Dollar Series comes the first novel in a dark romance duet. She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she's lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . . He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul.Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?RUIN & RULE is a full-length book at 436 pages and ends on a cliffhanger. Cleo and Kill's story continues in SIN & SUFFER.
Corruption: A Bureau Story (The Bureau) by Kim Fielding Book Summary:
Once a proud demon of the night sky who carried nightmares to humans, Tenrael has spent decades in captivity as the star attraction of a traveling carnival. He exists in miserable servitude to men who plunk down ten dollars to fulfill their dark desires.Charles Grimes is half human, half… something else. For fifteen years he’s worked for the Bureau of Trans-Species Affairs, ridding the country of dangerous monsters. When his boss sends him to Kansas to chase a rumor about a captive demon, Charles figures it’s just another assignment. Until he meets Tenrael.
Ground Zero Of Corruption: Corruption In Dc by John Williams Book Summary:
Richard Cheney is widely considered one of the most powerful vice presidents in U.S. history, having played an instrumental in everything from expanding presidential war powers to pushing an aggressive war on terror that has included overturning unfriendly Mideast regimes and indefinitely detaining without charge terrorism suspects. Closely aligned with the neoconservative political faction, Cheney, along with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, supported advocacy efforts to invade Iraq long before the 9/11 terror attacks occurred. After 9/11, the vice president and his coterie of neoconservative advisers (sometimes termed a "cabal" by his critics) helped implement an aggressive war on terror that had as a centerpiece ousting Saddam Hussein from power
Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security by Sarah Chayes Book Summary:
Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest. "I can’t imagine a more important book for our time." ―Sebastian JungerThe world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together? In a riveting account that weaves history with fast-moving reportage and insider accounts from the Afghanistan war, Sarah Chayes identifies the unexpected link: corruption.Since the late 1990s, corruption has reached such an extent that some governments resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment. These kleptocrats drive indignant populations to extremes―ranging from revolution to militant puritanical religion. Chayes plunges readers into some of the most venal environments on earth and examines what emerges: Afghans returning to the Taliban, Egyptians overthrowing the Mubarak government (but also redesigning Al-Qaeda), and Nigerians embracing both radical evangelical Christianity and the Islamist terror group Boko Haram. In many such places, rigid moral codes are put forth as an antidote to the collapse of public integrity.The pattern, moreover, pervades history. Through deep archival research, Chayes reveals that canonical political thinkers such as John Locke and Machiavelli, as well as the great medieval Islamic statesman Nizam al-Mulk, all named corruption as a threat to the realm. In a thrilling argument connecting the Protestant Reformation to the Arab Spring, Thieves of State presents a powerful new way to understand global extremism. And it makes a compelling case that we must confront corruption, for it is a cause―not a result―of global instability.
Beautiful Corruption: Corruption of the Heart Novel Book 2 by Jessica Manson Book Summary:
Lilith is faced with the ultimate betrayal when she learns that her parent’s death wasn’t an accident. Instead, they were murdered by someone close to her. She will have to make a choice that will change her life drastically and Lilith finds herself making rash decisions without thinking about the consequences. The time has come for Lilith to face off with her worst nightmare, Slaaneth. But that is just the beginning of her battles. With danger at every turn and fear beyond belief, Lilith finds herself facing an unexpected enemy, a life in hiding, and a substantial amount of loss. For Lilith, there is no happy ending. Only pain and destruction. How will she surive what’s to come? Will she keep it together or will she lose herself in the process?
A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man by Michael Bishop Book Summary:
A private citizen discovers compelling evidence that a decades-old murder in Nashville was not committed by the man who went to prison for the crime but was the result of a conspiracy involving elite members of Nashville society.Nashville 1964. Eighteen-year-old babysitter Paula Herring is murdered in her home while her six-year-old brother apparently sleeps through the grisly event. A few months later a judge's son is convicted of the crime. Decades after the slaying, Michael Bishop, a private citizen, stumbles upon a secret file related to the case and with the help of some of the world's top forensic experts--including forensic psychologist Richard Walter (aka "the living Sherlock Holmes")--he uncovers the truth. What really happened is completely different from what the public was led to believe.Now, for the very first time, Bishop reveals the true story. In this true-crime page-turner, the author lays out compelling evidence that a circle of powerful citizens were key participants in the crime and the subsequent cover-up. The ne'er-do-well judge's son, who was falsely accused and sent to prison, proved to be the perfect setup man. The perpetrators used his checkered history to conceal the real facts for over half a century. Including interviews with the original defense attorney and a murder confession elicited from a nursing-home resident, the information presented here will change Nashville history forever.
Corruption, Anti-Corruption and Governance (Political Corruption and Governance) by D. Hough Book Summary:
By exploring the anti-corruption strategies in six countries, this book is the first detailed, cross-national analysis on techniques to address corruption. It highlights the importance of understanding that quality of governance is critical to tackling corruption and that only when this link is truly appreciated can inroads into corruption be made.
1: Justice-Revenge or Redemption (Book One): Dedication, Corruption, Serial Murder (Volume 1) by Mr Barry Scott Crisp Book Summary:
It follows the career of a third generation policeman who at times struggles to understand why some ignore their basic responsibilities to those they should answer to. It looks at the victim and how they are treated when their rights are ignored or taken into account