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Pretty Little Liars

Everyone has something to hide—especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna.
Spencer covets her sister’s boyfriend. Aria’s fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily’s crushing on the new girl at school. And Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.
But they’ve all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.
How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were and the naughty girls they are now. And guess what? I’m telling.
**Recensie(s)**

‘This is clique lit with a mystery twist; the author has spun a plethora of possibilities sure to make readers reach for the next instalment in this planned four-book series.’ Publishers Weekly ‘ More glamour and intrigue than The O.C.’ Elle ‘Sinister secrets unravel in Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard, a racy suspense about four rich-kid schoolfriends. It’s all teen sleepovers and posing in Gucci sunnies until one of the gang goes missing and their lives change for ever. More glamour and intrigue than The O.C.’ Elle ‘This is clique lit with a mystery twist; the author has spun a plethora of possibilities sure to make readers reach for the next instalment in this planned four-book series.’ Publishers Weekly
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Presumed Innocent

Rusty Sabich is chief deputy prosecuting attorney in a large mid-western city. His boss is in the midst of a bitter campaign for re-election. A fellow prosecuting attorney, Carolyn Polhemus, has been brutally murdered. Rusty is handling the investigation– and he needs results.
Before election day.
Before his illicit affair with Carolyn is uncovered.
Election day brings a new prosecuting attorney into office. A political enemy who wants Rusty out. A man whose own secret investigation has revealed Rusty’s relationship with Carolyn. A man who takes Rusty off the case– and charges him with murder. Rusty now faces a long battle in court. Each side will twist the evidence to win its case, and try any procedural ploy, any courtroom trick that might ensure victory. Rusty’s ordeal will uncover corruption, deceit, depravity and incompetence– and keep you spellbound. Who did kill Carolyn Polhemus?

The Prestige

SUMMARY: In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the course of pursuing each other’s ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magicians’ craft can command-the highest misdirection and the darkest science. Blood will be spilled, but it will not be enough. In the end, their legacy will pass on for generations…to descendants who must, for their sanity’s sake, untangle the puzzle left to them. Soon to be a major motion picture starring HUGH JACKMAN, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, CHRISTIAN BALE, DAVID BOWIE, MICHAEL CAINE, ANDY SERKIS and directed by CHRISTOPHER NOLAN!

Pressure

Alex stared at the red pocketknife shown to him by his daughter. A pocketknife owned by somebody he hadn’t seen in years…
-Children-
They met first in boarding school at age twelve. AlexFletcher, shy and scared. Darren Rust, always furiously scribbling away in a private journal. It was not an immediate friendship, but then one night Darren convinced his roommate to sneak off school grounds to see something glorious. There was a sleazy strip club, you see, and every once in a while the back door opened just long enough to maybe catch a quick glimpse… Though a bond was formed from their pre-pubescent interest in naked women, Darren had another interest. A morbid curiosity about death. A curiosity that turned into something much more sinister.
-Friends-
They crossed paths again in college and became the best of friends. But Darren wasn’t just looking for a friend. He had dark, ghastly urges squirming around in his head, and he believed he saw the same things the urge to hurt, the urge to kill in Alex. He was looking for somebody who understood. A partner. But Alex could never become a monster. Not even when Darren tried to bring out his friend’s most deeply buried feelings of rage. Not even when Darren tried to show him the euphoria of having that much power over another human being. It just couldn’t happen…right?
-Enemies-
Now Alex has a wife and a daughter. And Darren is back. He’s hiding. He’s patient. His mind is twisted in the worst possible way.
And he’s seeking a soul mate.

The President’s Assassin

The President’s Assassin by Brian Haig
**In 48 hours, the U.S. President will be history.
“Haig…never fail[s] to keep us on our toes.” – *Booklist*
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It looked like a mass execution: six people, systematically shot and killed in a private Washington mansion. One of the targets happened to be the White House Chief of Staff. But that wasn’t the reason Sean Drummond was called in on the case. Newly enlisted in a CIA cell called the Office of Special Projects, the former Army lawyer was informed that the murders were just a warning. The killer had left a note: “You can’t stop us. There will be others, and the President will be history in the next two days.”
The clock is ticking. The hunt begins for the ultimate killer-for-hire-a brilliant, coldhearted professional with an insider’s knowledge of Washington. For Sean Drummond, it’s the greatest challenge of his career, a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with unthinkable consequences. If he fails, the world will never be the same-and one calculating killer will collect the $100 million bounty on the President’s head.
The story of one shocking conspiracy, two fateful days, and an earth-shattering death threat, THE PRESIDENT’S ASSASSIN is a gripping and chillingly real novel from one of the world’s premier writers.

The President Is Missing

**#1 ****New York Times ****Bestseller**
********#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
#1 Indie Bestseller
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******”****President Duncan for a second term!” –USA Today
****”****This book’s a big one.” –New York Times **
**”Towers above most political thrillers.” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette**
**”The plotting is immaculate . . . the writing is taut.” –Sunday Times (London)
****”Ambitious and wildly readable**.**” –New York Times Book Review
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** **The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . .
Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, **this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years. **
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Prentice Alvin

The Tales of Alvin Maker series continues in volume three, Prentice Alvin. Young Alvin returns to the town of his birth, and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, else his destiny will be unfulfilled.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

**Recensie(s)**

A tribute to the art of storytelling. . . highly recommended. Library Journal Card has uncovered a rich vein of folklore and magic here, to which his assured handling of old time religion and manifest love of children is admirably suited: an appealing and intriguing effort. Kirkus Reviews A beguiling book. . . robust but reflective blend of folktale, history, parable and personal testimony, pioneer narrative. The series promises to be a story of deep delight. Publishers Weekly
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Prelude to Foundation

Alternate cover edition for ISBN: [9780586071113](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13452745-prelude-to-foundation)
It is 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who’d see him fall, those whom he’d destroy if only he could read the future.
Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire… the man who holds the key to the future — an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.

The Precipice

Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind’s expansion beyond the solar system in *The Precipice.*
Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Randolph knows the energy and natural resources of space can save Earth’s economy, but the price may be the loss of the only thing he has left–the company he founded, Astro Manufacturing.
Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he doesn’t care if Earth perishes in the process. And he knows that the perfect bait to ensnare Dan Randolph–and take control of Astro–is his revolutionary new fusion propulsion system.
As Randolph–accompanied by two fascinating women who are also brilliant astronauts–flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph’s hands.
The Asteroid Wars have begun.
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Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-Based Machine Learning

Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-Based Machine Learning by Noah Gift
**Master Powerful Off-the-Shelf Business Solutions for AI and Machine Learning**
* **Pragmatic AI** * will help you solve real-world problems with contemporary machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing tools. Noah Gift demystifies all the concepts and tools you need to get results—even if you don’t have a strong background in math or data science.
Gift illuminates powerful off-the-shelf cloud offerings from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, and demonstrates proven techniques using the Python data science ecosystem. His workflows and examples help you streamline and simplify every step, from deployment to production, and build exceptionally scalable solutions. As you learn how machine language (ML) solutions work, you’ll gain a more intuitive understanding of what you can achieve with them and how to maximize their value.
Building on these fundamentals, you’ll walk step-by-step through building cloud-based AI/ML applications to address realistic issues in sports marketing, project management, product pricing, real estate, and beyond. Whether you’re a business professional, decision-maker, student, or programmer, Gift’s expert guidance and wide-ranging case studies will prepare you to solve data science problems in virtually any environment.
* Get and configure all the tools you’ll need
* Quickly review all the Python you need to start building machine learning applications
* Master the AI and ML toolchain and project lifecycle
* Work with Python data science tools such as IPython, Pandas, Numpy, Juypter Notebook, and Sklearn
* Incorporate a pragmatic feedback loop that continually improves the efficiency of your workflows and systems
* Develop cloud AI solutions with Google Cloud Platform, including TPU, Colaboratory, and Datalab services
* Define Amazon Web Services cloud AI workflows, including spot instances, code pipelines, boto, and more
* Work with Microsoft Azure AI APIs
* Walk through building six real-world AI applications, from start to finish
*Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.*

Practice Makes Perfect English Sentence Builder

Practice Makes Perfect helps you put your English vocabulary and grammar skills together!

You may have all the vocabulary down pat and every grammar point nailed–but without the skill of knowing how to put these elements together, communicating in your second language would be nearly impossible. Practice Makes Perfect: English Sentence Builders picks up from where other grammar books leave off, showing you the variety of structures and how to combine them to make solid sentences. And like every Practice Makes Perfect title, these books feature crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of opportunities to practice, practice, practice!

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Practice Makes Perfect Chemistry Review and Workbook, Second Edition

The Winning Equation for Success in Chemistry is Practice, Practice, Practice! This book will help you apply concepts and see how chemistry topics are interconnected. Inside are numerous lessons to help you better understand the subject. These lessons are accompanied by dozens of exercises to practice what you’ve learned, along with a complete answer key to check your work. Throughout this book you will learn the terms to help you understand chemistry, and you will expand your knowledge of the subject through hundreds of sample questions and their solutions. With the lessons in this book, you will find it easier than ever to grasp chemistry concepts. And with a variety of exercises for practice, you will gain confidence using your growing chemistry skills in your classwork and on exams. YOU’LL BE ON YOUR WAY TO MASTERING THESE TOPICS AND MORE•Atomic structure•The periodic table•Chemical formulas•Chemical reactions•Mass and mole relationships•Gas laws•Solutions•Acids and bases•Thermochemistry•A brand-new chapter on the structure of molecules

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Latin

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Latin by Randall Childree
Learn the Latin you need. Gain the language skills you want.
*Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin* is a trusted companion to your Latin learning experience. In each of the forty-one bite-sized lessons, author Randall Childree explains one or two language concepts and supports them with many clear examples. These lessons are purposely short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and you can go at a pace that works for you. A comprehensive glossary of words frequently found in Latin speeches, poems, histories, and plays is a special feature.
With 164 exercises, you will get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Latin class, *Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin* will help you build your confidence.
*Practice Makes Perfect: Basic
Latin* will help you master:
* Basic grammar
* High-frequency vocabulary
* Declensions and conjugations
* Numbers
* Imperative and subjunctive moods
* Irregular verbs
* And more

Practice Makes Perfect

When lawyers and rivals Payton Kendall and J. D. Jameson are forced to work together on a major case, an all-out battle of the sexes – both in the boardroom and in the bedroom – ensues when they discover that only one of them will make partner at the firm. Original.
**Recensie(s)**

Fantastic, frolicking fun. — Janet Chapman You will be adding Julie James to your automatic Buy list! — Janet Chapman -Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James is a tantalizing dessert– a delicious, delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy. If you like romantic comedies…then you will not be disappointed with this book.- –Chicago Sun-Times -A delightful and fast-moving romance… a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love.- –Romantic Times BOOKreviews -[I]f you haven’t yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfect, what the heck are you waiting for? Run out now and buy this perfect read!!!- — Romance Novel TV -Practice Makes Perfect delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right. –The Book Binge -A very enjoyable read… If you like contemporary romances… you will take this book to your hearts. — All About Romance -What a fun story!… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT is a Perfect 10, a light, thoroughly satisfying romance that readers are sure to enjoy.- — Romance Reviews Today Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James is a tantalizing dessert– a delicious, delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy. If you like romantic comedies…then you will not be disappointed with this book. –Chicago Sun-Times A delightful and fast-moving romance… a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love. –Romantic Times BOOKreviews [I]f you haven’t yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfect, what the heck are you waiting for? Run out now and buy this perfect read!!! — Romance Novel TV Practice Makes Perfect delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right. –The Book Binge A very enjoyable read… If you like contemporary romances… you will take this book to your hearts. — All About Romance What a fun story!… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT is a Perfect 10, a light, thoroughly satisfying romance that readers are sure to enjoy. — Romance Reviews Today Practice Makes Perfec t by Julie James is a tantalizing dessert a delicious, delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy. If you like romantic comedies…then you will not be disappointed with this book. Chicago Sun-Times A delightful and fast-moving romance… a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love. Romantic Times BOOKreviews [I]f you haven t yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfec t, what the heck are you waiting for? Run out now and buy this perfect read!!! Romance Novel TV Practice Makes Perfect delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right. The Book Binge A very enjoyable read… If you like contemporary romances… you will take this book to your hearts. All About Romance What a fun story!… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT is a Perfect 10, a light, thoroughly satisfying romance that readers are sure to enjoy. Romance Reviews Today Practice Makes Perfec t by Julie James is a tantalizing dessert– a delicious, delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy. If you like romantic comedies…then you will not be disappointed with this book. — Chicago Sun-Times A delightful and fast-moving romance… a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love. — Romantic Times BOOKreviews [I]f you haven’t yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfec t, what the heck are you waiting for? Run out now and buy this perfect read!!! — Romance Novel TV Practice Makes Perfect delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right. — The Book Binge A very enjoyable read… If you like contemporary romances… you will take this book to your hearts. — All About Romance What a fun story!… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT is a Perfect 10, a light, thoroughly satisfying romance that readers are sure to enjoy. — Romance Reviews Today ? Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James is a tantalizing dessert? a delicious, delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy. If you like romantic comedies…then you will not be disappointed with this book.? ?Olivia Clarke, Chicago Sun-Times ?A delightful and fast-moving romance… a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love.? ? Romantic Times BOOKreviews ?[I]f you haven?t yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfect, what the heck are you waiting for? Run out now and buy this perfect read!!!? ? Buffie Johnson, Romance Novel TV ? Practice Makes Perfect delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right. ?Rowena Wilson, The Book Binge ?A very enjoyable read… If you like contemporary romances… you will take this book to your hearts. ? All About Romance ?What a fun story!… PRACTICEe Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James is a tantalizing dessert a delicious, delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy. If you like romantic comedies…then you will not be disappointed with this book. Olivia Clarke, Chicago Sun-Times A delightful and fast-moving romance… a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love. Romantic Times BOOKreviews [I]f you haven t yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfect, what the heck are you waiting for? Run out now and buy this perfect read!!! Buffie Johnson, Romance Novel TV Practice Makes Perfect delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right. Rowena Wilson, The Book Binge A very enjoyable read… If you like contemporary romances… you will take this book to your hearts. All About Romance What a fun story!… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT is a Perfect
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Practical Web Scraping for Data Science

Practical Web Scraping for Data Science: Best Practices and Examples with Python by Seppe vanden Broucke, Bart Baesens
This book provides a complete and modern guide to web scraping, using Python as the programming language, without glossing over important details or best practices. Written with a data science audience in mind, the book explores both scraping and the larger context of web technologies in which it operates, to ensure full understanding. The authors recommend web scraping as a powerful tool for any data scientist’s arsenal, as many data science projects start by obtaining an appropriate data set.
Starting with a brief overview on scraping and real-life use cases, the authors explore the core concepts of HTTP, HTML, and CSS to provide a solid foundation. Along with a quick Python primer, they cover Selenium for JavaScript-heavy sites, and web crawling in detail. The book finishes with a recap of best practices and a collection of examples that bring together everything you’ve learned and illustrate various data science use cases.
**What You’ll Learn**
* Leverage well-established best practices and commonly-used Python packages
* Handle today’s web, including JavaScript, cookies, and common web scraping mitigation techniques
* Understand the managerial and legal concerns regarding web scraping
**Who This Book is For**
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A data science oriented audience that is probably already familiar with Python or another programming language or analytical toolkit (R, SAS, SPSS, etc). Students or instructors in university courses may also benefit. Readers unfamiliar with Python will appreciate a quick Python primer in chapter 1 to catch up with the basics and provide pointers to other guides as well.

Practical Tableau

Practical Tableau: 100 Tips, Tutorials, and Strategies from a Tableau Zen Master by Ryan Sleeper
Whether you have some experience with Tableau software or are just getting started, this manual goes beyond the basics to help you build compelling, interactive data visualization applications. Author Ryan Sleeper, one of the world’s most qualified Tableau consultants, complements his web posts and instructional videos with this guide to give you a firm understanding of how to use Tableau to find valuable insights in data.
Over five sections, Sleeper—recognized as a Tableau Zen Master, Tableau Public Visualization of the Year author, and Tableau Iron Viz Champion—provides visualization tips, tutorials, and strategies to help you avoid the pitfalls and take your Tableau knowledge to the next level.
*Practical Tableau* sections include:
* **Fundamentals:** get started with Tableau from the beginning
* **Chart types:** use step-by-step tutorials to build a variety of charts in Tableau
* **Tips and tricks:** learn innovative uses of parameters, color theory, how to make your Tableau workbooks run efficiently, and more
* **Framework:** explore the INSIGHT framework, a proprietary process for building Tableau dashboards
* **Storytelling:** learn tangible tactics for storytelling with data, including specific and actionable tips you can implement immediately