The Trigger by Arthur C. Clarke,Michael Kube-McDowell Summary
A “thought-provoking, suspenseful” political sci-fi thriller from the authors of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis (Library Journal). In the near future, a team of scientists who intend to create an anti-gravity device inadvertently develop something far more powerful—a mechanism that can render guns and bombs virtually harmless. Their creation, “The Trigger,” causes nitrate-based bombs and explosives to detonate automatically. The idealistic scientists who envision the benevolent use of their great invention soon discover that even protective weaponry comes with its own moral trade-offs. Soon, every faction of the gun industry is involved—politicians, manufacturers, lobbyist, military—and the scientists must fight to keep the weapon out of violent hands. While negotiating this tricky territory, they realize that not even those with the best intentions can be trusted. There are no easy answers in this thriller that “lend[s] the familiar issue of gun control new urgency and excitement” (Publishers Weekly).
Pulling the Trigger by Julie Miller Summary
It had been more than ten years since tracker Ethan Bia had seen the woman who'd loved him and left him with no explanation. FBI agent Joanna Rhodes was as beautiful and secretive as ever, but insisted on keeping their past—and their passion—where it belonged. Ethan knew tracking an elusive killer through the mountains was their assignment, but his need for answers was as tempting as his urge to touch Joanna. Unfortunately, resisting both was crucial to surviving this mission. A mission that would determine how long Joanna stuck around once it was over….
The Trigger by Tim Butcher Summary
‘The most original of First World War centenary books; it is a travel narrative of rare resonance and insight’ Sunday Times On a summer morning in 1914, a teenage assassin fired the starting gun for modern history. It was a young teenage boy named Gavrilo Princip who fired that fateful shot which killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo and ultimately ignited World War War. A hundred years later, Tim Butcher undertakes an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of this unknown boy who changed our world forever. By retracing Princip’s journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for more than a century. ‘A masterpiece of historical empathy and evocation...This book is a tour de force’ Guardian
The Trigger Mechanism by Scott McEwen,Hof Williams Summary
The Trigger Mechanism is the second book in the Camp Valor series by the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper, Scott McEwen. When, Jalen, a young gamer, puts on a set of VR goggles and logs into an online video game, he enters a digital world where, as in most games, points are awarded for kills. Only this time, unbeknownst to Jalen, the game has been reengineered by a cyberterrorist known as Encyte so that real human lives are taken with the click of a button. When Jalen logs off, he learns he’s just killed fifty-three innocent people. Wyatt Brewer, Camp Valor’s top camper, is tapped to investigate and see if a link exists between Encyte and The Glowworm Gaming Network, which Wyatt helped dismantle the previous summer. Wyatt is still reeling from the losses inflicted by Glowworm and by the betrayal of his mentor, Sargent Halsey. When Wyatt meets Jalen, he finds a clue, and Julie Chen, a teenage prodigy and gaming superstar known as Hi_Kyto becomes the leading suspect. Wyatt knows he’ll need Jalen’s help if he has any chance of penetrating the gaming world and getting close to Hi_Kyto. And Jalen will need Camp Valor if he’s going to have any chance of rebuilding his life and finding redemption. But as the summer season starts at Valor, the Department of Defense threatens to shut the secret program down. A reclusive billionaire and Camp Valor alum offers a way forward—funded by him but without Valor for protection. Jalen and Wyatt are forced to consider going out on their own if they want bring Halsey to justice and to stop Encyte.
The Trigger by Daniel J. Patinkin Summary
This “provocative . . . maddening . . . riveting” look at the complex realities behind gun violence in America is now in paperback. The Trigger steps into the shoes of perpetrators of American gun violence, giving readers a unique, eye-opening window into an issue that plagues our country. Author Daniel J. Patinkin exhaustively interviewed six shooters about their life experiences and the circumstances that compelled them to use a firearm against another person. The subjects include a crack dealer from South Carolina, a Chicago cop, an abused teenage girl from Tennessee, a working man from Albuquerque, a California college football standout, and a troubled Navy veteran from Michigan. The result is a series of profound narratives that explore the cultural, racial, economic, and psychological issues underlying the scourge of gun violence in the United States. In 2017, more than 15,600 people were killed—the most in fifty years—and more than 31,000 were injured in acts of gun violence. Another 23,000-plus committed suicide with firearms. Faced with these desensitizing statistics, one easily forgets that each incident is perpetrated by a real human being who has walked a complicated path through life. Unsettling and enlightening, the narratives in The Trigger provide “a welcome, thoughtful and thought-provoking contribution to the present national dialogue over the role of guns in our contemporary American society” (Midwest Book Review).
THE TRIGGER by Amanjit S. Babra Summary
Deep within the tumultuous kingdom of Soneek, a young blacksmith named Trigger makes a living off his God-given talent to create incredibly powerful swords. Despite his occupation, Trigger is constantly annoyed that the code of his warrior-driven world causes needless death for the sake of useless ideals such as honour and destiny. But his careless attitude for his own future is changed as Trigger discovers that his life has already been placed within a twisted history of fate ready to repeat itself. When a cloaked intruder suddenly runs through his shop one day Trigger is led into interesting encounters with a mysterious young lady that he soon finds himself filled with desire for. He later discovers she is Iflana Corlusia, daughter of the darkest force on the planet. His attempts to be with Iflana despite her aristocratic class, only lead him to imprisonment where his lust for her grows as rapidly as his hatred for the world around him. But when Iflana begs for Trigger’s help to escape from her own world, he is unwittingly propelled into a fierce life and death clash driven by nothing else than his overwhelming desire for her. The Trigger is an intriguing fantasy story of a man’s journey through insanity as he battles against becoming the one thing he hates most – a murderous warrior.
Pull The Trigger by Stefania Mattana Summary
Cycling's for brave people only in Tursenia. Murder is around the next bend. What do cycling and target shooting have in common? Why is someone picking off young Olympic hopefuls? Two cyclists in the Junior Italian National Team have been inexplicably shot. A month later Junior Target Shooting National Team member is killed by a high-precision shot to his forehead. A very complicated crime story is waiting for Chase Williams and Inspector Angelo Alunni. Angelo and Chase are helped by a ballistics expert from Rome, Gianmarco Betti. A series of discoveries, lies and unspoken truths gradually whittle away at the shortlist of suspects until we reach the thrilling conclusion. This is a truly perfect murder mystery. Perhaps. Chase faces the case with his usual inquisitive attitude as well as his brilliant attention to detail. He also has to deal with his previous life in London as a junior Scotland Yard detective, where he caused an incident he can’t forgive himself for or ever forget. Who’s going to pull the trigger? Discover more cozy mysteries!From the same Murder Mystery series: – Into the Killer Sphere, a Chase Williams Murder Mystery #1 Other Chase Williams’s detective short stories – Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.1, Chase Williams detective Short Stories Collection – Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.2, Chase Williams detective Short Stories Collection – Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.3, Chase Williams detective Short Stories Collection
The Trigger by Sandra Nelson Summary
Walk with me as we dig deep into the intricacies, the awkwardness, the humiliation, involved in the stepparenting experience. This family dynamic does not discriminate. It takes its place in the homes of the wealthy, the impoverished, not on the basis of religion or economic or socio-economic status. It crosses boundaries, includes every spectrum of society and peels like an onion. This book explores and exposes some of the most bizarre secrets on the subject. It touches every racial and ethnic background. Filled with a myriad of emotions, it speaks of love, friendship, hate, jealousy, pity, courage. You will laugh and cry. Like peeking through French windows, sitting on a wraparound porch, the view is both obscured and breathtaking. The scenarios look at diverse families, how they cope, how they work, or refuse to work to bring cohesion into their complicated lives. Contradictions abound.
The Trigger by Jacqueline Diamond Summary
A serial bomber is on the loose. Bomb squad specialist Nora Keyes knows only one way to flush the killer out: set herself up as his next target... Bomb squad specialist Nora Keyes teams up with arson investigator Sam Prophet to catch a serial bomber. Sam has never trusted Nora's Wild West style, and Nora considers Sam too by-the-book. Neither wants a working relationship...or a personal one. But that changes when Nora's undercover scheme goes terribly wrong and Sam must risk his life to save her. For the first time ever Nora knows real fear. Not for herself, but for Sam...the man she loves.
Finger On The Trigger by Delores Fossen Summary
After a one–night stand with Rachel McCall, Ranger Griff Morris reveals a long–kept secret. Feeling betrayed, Rachel flees her ranch. But when she returns, things get complicated: she's pregnant and unable to forgive Griff, but she's also wildly attracted to him. With three attempts on her life and no shortage of suspects, can Griff earn Rachel's trust to keep her and their baby alive?
The Trigger by Carmen Aguirre Summary
"When I was thirteen I was raped. I was with my younger cousin at the time, and neither of us ever saw the rapist—a gun was held to the backs of our heads and if we turned around he'd kill us. He only had one bullet left, he said, so he'd have to chop up my cousin while I watched, then shoot me. By the time the attack was over and we were left lying in the mud, we were both different people." The Trigger is for every human being who has ever been sexually violated and lives with that experience in their core, surfacing again in all of their subsequent intimate relationships. The Trigger deals with the ripples of this kind of violation.
Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith,Mark Reiter Summary
In business - as in life - the right behaviours matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather forget? Triggers confronts head-on the challenges of behaviour and change, looking at the external factors (or 'triggers') - both negative and positive - that affect our behaviours, our awareness of when we need to change, our willingness (or otherwise) to do so and our ability to see the change through. Drawing on his unparalleled experience as an international executive educator and coach, Marshall Goldsmith invites us to understand how our own beliefs and the environments in which we operate can trigger negative behaviours, or a resistance to the need to change. But he also offers up some simple, practical advice to help us navigate the negative and make the most of the triggers that will help us to sustain positive change.