Bestselling author James B. Stewart's newsbreaking investigation of our era's most high-profile perjurers, revealing the alarming extent of this national epidemic. Our system of justice rests on a simple proposition: that witnesses will raise their hands and tell the truth. In Tangled Webs, James B. Stewart reveals in vivid detail the consequences of the perjury epidemic that has swept our country, undermining the very foundation of our courts. With many prosecutors, investigators, and participants speaking for the first time, Tangled Webs goes behind the scene of the trials of media and homemaking entrepreneur Martha Stewart; top White House political adviser Lewis "Scooter" Libby; home-run king Barry Bonds; and Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff. The saga of Martha Stewart's conviction captured the nation, but until now no one has answered the most basic question: Why would Stewart risk prison, put her entire empire in jeopardy, and lie repeatedly to government investigators to save a few hundred thousand dollars in stock gains? Moreover, how exactly was the notoriously meticulous Stewart brought down? Drawing on the accounts of then-deputy attorney general James Comey and U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, Stewart sheds new light on the Libby investigation, making clear how far into the White House the Valerie Plame CIA scandal extended, and why Libby took the fall. In San Francisco, Giants home-run king Barry Bonds faces trial due to his testimony before a grand jury investigating the use of illegal steroids in sports. Bonds was warned explicitly that the only crime he faced was perjury. Stewart unlocks the story behind the mounting evidence that he nonetheless lied under oath. Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme is infamous, but less well known is how he eluded detection for so long in the face of repeated investigations. Of the four he is the only one who has admitted to lying. The perjury outbreak is symptomatic of a broader breakdown of ethics in American life. It isn't just the judicial system that relies on an honor code: Academia, business, medicine, and government all depend on it. Tangled Webs explores the age-old tensions between greed and justice, self-interest and public interest, loyalty and duty. At a time when Americans seem hungry for moral leadership and clarity, Tangled Webs reaffirms the importance of truth.
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New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to the “bewitching” world of the Black Jewels with a tale that will “leave readers’ hearts pounding” (Publishers Weekly). The invitation was signed Jaenelle Angelline, she who had been both Witch and Queen... Surreal SaDiablo, the former courtesan and assassin, is the first to arrive—only to find herself trapped in a nightmare created by the tangled webs of Black Widow witches. And if she uses Craft to defend herself, she risks being sealed in the house forever. Now, Jaenelle and her family must rescue Surreal and the others inside without becoming trapped themselves—and uncover the monsters capable of designing such an evil place... Includes the Black Jewels short story “By The Time The Witchblood Blooms”
Tangled Webs is Elizabeth Baroodys fifth novela romantic comedy whose characters are caught in layers of mishaps and shaped by lifes unintended consequences. The story begins during the Christmas season when Kelly Severinson decides it is time to get married but not to her boyfriend. Instead, she decides to ensnare her wealthy and already-married lover, Charles Mandeley. That is a problem. The opportunity that Kelly needs to seduce Charles presents itself when Mrs. Mandeleys mother, living in another town, decides to sell the family home and move into an apartment, compelling Mrs. Mandeley to return to her childhood home to help her mother. There she renews her friendship with an old flame, and thoughts of divorce are uppermost in her mind. Both women, young and old, face challenges that change them forever. Lust, kidnapping, greed, death, and human error reshape their lives into a tangled web, and the author skillfully leads the reader to a surprising and satisfying conclusion.
Bringing up a child is a time-consuming but rewarding task for any parent. But what is it like for the parent of a child with a disability? What then? Anxious and concerned parents, conscientious or dismissive caregivers, arrogant or caring do-gooders, insensitive or dedicated professionals, all come together to form Tangled Webs through which the journey of a child with disabilities and her family are portrayed. This is the story of the dedication of the people who supported Sharon, who was born with Down Syndrome. She matures despite all headaches, problems, and doomsayers, to become independent from her family. It is a story of triumph in a world of adversity. Tangled Webs has a message for everyone in today's society; parents, educators, social workers and medical care providers; anyone who has contact with people with disabilities.
Tangled Webs Brett Colardo. A Ruthless schizophrenic, major criminal, is determined to get revenge on his ex girl friend after she falls for a car accident casualty, who is admitted to the hospital where she works as an intensive care nurse. And in the weeks following the accident she gradually helps him back to health. While trying to avoid what she knows would be certain death for them both if Brett catches up with them. He is determined to achieve this regardless of the consequences to himself or others. He pursues his quest with complete disregard or empathy for any other human being.
Exiled from her home, the beautiful dark elf Liriel Baenre wanders to the surface world with her companion Fyodor. But even far from the dark haunts of Menzoberranzan, she is not safe from the vengeance of her arch-enemy. Even as she and her friend sail the dangerous seas of the Sword Coast, a drow priestess plots a terrible fate for them. And in the depths of the earth, the spider queen Lolth weaves her own webs of terror and treachery. “Elaine is one of my favorite authors. Nobody sets a mood like she does, and her characters never fail to delight.” –Troy Denning, New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse
Silken Threads, Tangled Webs continues Lucinda's story. Previously in Tarnished Lives, Tainted Dreams, we learned how she and her brothers had grown up in a dysfunctional home. Lucinda had been forced into a relationship with an older man who could have been useful to her father. Following his death, she had given birth to twin boys. Denied further contact with her maternal and paternal relations, she made two lifelong friends, met and married Francis StClair, and gave birth to two more children. the marriage failed, mostly because of Lucinda's unrealistic expectations from marriage. Her father had disappeared, shortly after his release from prison, her mother and brothers disowned her, but a mysterious letter had brought her to France, where she made some shocking discoveries about the past. What was Marcus's terrible secret, and why did Lucinda's mother and brothers go to such extreme lengths to make sure she never contacted her Trehearne relations?