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Gethin Grey is the man you call when there's nowhere else to turn. His Last Resort Legals team investigates miscarriages of justice. But Gethin is running out of options himself: his gambling is out of control, his marriage is falling apart and there's no money left to pay the wages Izma M was sent down years ago for the brutal murder of a young woman. In jail he's written a bestseller and become a cult hero, and now the charismatic fading-film-star Amelia Laverne wants to bankroll Gethin to prove Izma's innocence. For Gethin low on luck and cash the job is heaven sent. But is Izma M really as blameless as his fans believe? This seemingly cold case is about to turn very hot indeed.
Here is the story of the part played in the final eleven months of the Second World War in Europe by the 'Poor Bloody Infantry', told in their own words. Vivid eyewitness testimony recalls the experiences of the footsoldiers at theFront - from the assault on Normandy, spear-heading that great invasion, to resisting the enemy at Caen and blunting the Panzer counter-attack in the Bocage. Here, too, are the bitter battles in Holland, holding the Maas river during the coldest winder in living memory, and finally on into Germany at Bremen. Vividly told accounts tell tales of courage and fear. Of how soldiers faced up to the enemy under fire, sharing danger and surviving the savage conditions and of the pride in belonging to a famous and historic regiment - the Royal Norfolks. This is the story of the war the way it really was - told by the men who were there.
The myth of the cowboy is powerful in American folklore, but the real life of the cowboy was hard, lonely, and rewarding, if one was seeking the less tangible rewards of being close to nature. The modern cowboy or ranch hand uses different methods but works the land with the same love as the icons of the Old West did. John Lincoln went from bookkeeper to president of the Matador Cattle Company, and his view along the way to the top plus his digging into the company founder's files provide the basis for this look at one modern ranching enterprise and its workers. The founder of the Matador Cattle Company was Fred Koch, who built up a large, successful engineering firm, and with its financial rewards began to fulfill his dreams of ranching by purchasing prime ranch properties in Kansas, Montana, Texas, and Wyoming. Upon Fred Koch's death, his sons Charles and David took over the family business--Koch Industries, Inc.--and it became one of the wealthiest family-owned companies in the nation. Lincoln provides an entertaining and humorous view of modern ranch life in his stories of individuals who have lived this life in the employ of the Koch family and of the day-to-day activities on several of the largest ranches in the Matador Cattle Company. His love for the land and its caretakers comes through in his words and urges that anyone with dedication and willingness to work hard can live close to beauty and nature by working on a ranch.