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The Setup
Author: Pete Crooks
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1940363551
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-01-13
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The pitch went like this: Chris Butler, a retired cop, ran a private investigator firm in Concord, California. His business had a fascinating angle—his firm was staffed entirely by soccer moms. In fact, Butler employed PI Super Moms: attractive, organized, smart, and trained in investigative techniques, self-defense, and weaponry. This American Life host Ira Glass described them as “MILF: Charlie’s Angels.” When this story came across Pete Crooks’s desk when he was working at Diablo magazine in 2010, he was instantly hooked. He’d heard a little bit about Butler and his super moms in the news; they’d been featured in People magazine and on Dr. Phil. What Butler’s publicist was offering was too tantalizing to pass up: an opportunity to ride along with Butler and a few of his sexy PIs as they prepared to start filming a reality TV show. But after the ride-along—and after he started receiving mysterious emails from one of Butler’s employees—Crooks started to realize something didn’t seem right. After doing a little digging, he discovered the “sting” he’d seen only had one real victim…him. The PI bust had been a setup. Crooks wasn’t a hardboiled crime reporter. He did lifestyle pieces for a regional magazine. The more he learned about Butler’s operation, the more he realized he was in far over his head. But swallowing his fears, he decided he was going to write an expose on Butler and his entire organization. He soon found himself deep in the underbelly of fake sting operations, wannabe celebrities, police corruption, drug-dealing, reality television, double-crossing employees, and more twists and turns than a dozen crime thrillers.
The Set-Up
Author: Paul Erdman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312968051
Pages: 432
Year: 1998-12-15
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Imprisoned unexpectedly by the Swiss police, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board Charlie Black and his wife agree to take part in an elaborate escape scheme, unwittingly launching the couple into the midst of those who had framed him to begin with
The Set-up
Author: Felix Riley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014196667X
Pages: 512
Year: 2011-04-28
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Framed for murder. Three days to clear his name. New York City - present day. Mike Byrne wants to know who framed him for murder. The N.Y.P.D want Byrne locked up. The U.S Secret Service want Byrne dead. Detective Jenni Martinez just wants her gun and her badge back. Thing is, you don't always get what you want. Mike Byrne has three days to stop a deadly game that will bring America to its knees - and he's just been set up.
The Set-up
Author: Joseph Moncure March
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 182
Year: 1928
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The Medusa Project: The Set-Up
Author: Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 184738711X
Pages: 304
Year: 2009-07-06
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Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. But Fox died and the babies were hidden away for years. Now the children are teenagers - and unaware that their psychic powers are about to kick in. Cocky, charismatic Nico thinks his emerging telekinetic abilities will bring him money, power and the girl of his dreams. He's about to find out just how wrong he is…
The Setup Man
Author: T. T. Monday
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0804169829
Pages: 272
Year: 2014-12-02
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“A throwback Southern California mystery in modern pinstripes . . . A treat for readers of mystery or baseball novels.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS Johnny Adcock is an aging Major League pitcher with the perfect retirement plan—he moonlights as a private investigator. Major League Baseball, as it turns out, is a prime source of employment for a philosophically inclined, discreet detective who has both the brains and the brawn to handle the unique problems of professional athletes. Those infamous baseball salaries attract gangsters, hustlers, and predators of every persuasion who prey on the outsized egos of primetime stars. When players, coaches, agents, or wives have a problem they can't make public, they call Johnny Adcock. On the team bus after a game, teammate Frankie Herrera confides in Adcock that he has a “problem with his wife.” What sounds like the standard story of a pro athlete's marriage gone sour quickly turns into the most dangerous case of Adcock's second career when Frankie is killed in a car accident, leaving far too many questions unanswered. The investigation takes Adcock into uncharted territory, drawing him into a deadly ring of murder, porn, Mexican cartels, and a conspiracy that threatens to become the biggest scandal to hit baseball since HGH and steroids. A new heavy hitter on the thriller scene, T. T. Monday takes readers inside a rich and highly entertaining world where crime and baseball intersect and delivers a debut that moves like a 96-mile-an-hour fastball. From the Hardcover edition.
The Setup
Author: Michael Terry
Publisher: Michael Terry
ISBN: 0557292476
Pages: 184
Year: 2017-11-25
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Now from the publisher for just $10. In an expose of NSA domestic spying, The Setup describes the technology and how they run real spy operations overseas. Told by an Accountant turned English Teacher, tells the story of an expose of UBS cooking the books. Pick up your copy and read how an English Teacher got caught up in espionage that looked like a one-way ticket to jail or riches. After getting setup, Michael fled to Thailand where still more spies organized a police dragnet. After exposing what he knew, he got death threats. Shocked at offers of $200,000 per year and not wanting to accept the wild offer he received for fear of them being another setup, he ignored, ""An offer he couldn't refuse."" When he turned down double the last offer, he got sent home in California by the U.S. Embassy.
The Set-Up
Author: Vladimir Volkoff
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 397
Year: 1985
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The Set-up-to-fail Syndrome
Author: Jean-Francois Manzoni, Jean-Louis Barsoux
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 142210284X
Pages: 280
Year: 2007
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Just as kids are evaluated and put on a certain academic track from a very early age, so, too, are employees assessed and evaluated from week one on the job. Employees, like kids, often wind up "living into" the expectations set for them by those in authority, despite their true capacities. In the ever-present challenge of walking the tightrope between wanting to give employees freedom and needing to stay informed, supervisors go down one of two paths with each employee: controlling or empowering. If managers successfully negotiate this balance, the relationship and the employee typically thrive. However, as is often the case, managers can lose their balance. The set-up-to-fail syndrome (SUTFS) occurs with the balance tips toward control rather than empowerment. Whether they're aware of it or not, managers do not treat all employees the same. Their behaviour toward employees depends on the earliest perceptions of each person's performance. In particular, managers tend to behave in far more controlling ways toward their perceived weaker performers. This behaviour often results in a vicious cycle whereby an employee gets discouraged by his manager's behaviour toward him and increasingly under-performs. Not only does the employee stop trying, but the manager loses an opportunity to fully utilise the employee's strengths. Once in this cycle, managers become unable to see the employee's behaviour through any other lens, which is a recipe for disaster. Building onThe Set-Up-to-Fail-Syndromearticle in Harvard Business Review (March-April 1998), Manzoni and Barsoux offer this powerful insight into a dynamic all-too-familiar to any manager: we set the expectations for those around us. When someone seems "on" we manage him or her with enthusiasm. However, in some cases, we find ourselves avoiding contact with an employee, micro-managing, and ultimately sabotaging an employee because the relationship has clearly gone south. The authors show managers how to recognise SUTF relationships, and most importantly, how to reverse them before it's too late. The authors also show how managers can stay balanced and prevent this dysfunctional set-up-to-fail dynamic from the start, triggering positive performance spirals with all of their employees.
The Setup
Author: Pete Crooks
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1940363551
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-01-13
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The pitch went like this: Chris Butler, a retired cop, ran a private investigator firm in Concord, California. His business had a fascinating angle—his firm was staffed entirely by soccer moms. In fact, Butler employed PI Super Moms: attractive, organized, smart, and trained in investigative techniques, self-defense, and weaponry. This American Life host Ira Glass described them as “MILF: Charlie’s Angels.” When this story came across Pete Crooks’s desk when he was working at Diablo magazine in 2010, he was instantly hooked. He’d heard a little bit about Butler and his super moms in the news; they’d been featured in People magazine and on Dr. Phil. What Butler’s publicist was offering was too tantalizing to pass up: an opportunity to ride along with Butler and a few of his sexy PIs as they prepared to start filming a reality TV show. But after the ride-along—and after he started receiving mysterious emails from one of Butler’s employees—Crooks started to realize something didn’t seem right. After doing a little digging, he discovered the “sting” he’d seen only had one real victim…him. The PI bust had been a setup. Crooks wasn’t a hardboiled crime reporter. He did lifestyle pieces for a regional magazine. The more he learned about Butler’s operation, the more he realized he was in far over his head. But swallowing his fears, he decided he was going to write an expose on Butler and his entire organization. He soon found himself deep in the underbelly of fake sting operations, wannabe celebrities, police corruption, drug-dealing, reality television, double-crossing employees, and more twists and turns than a dozen crime thrillers.
The Set-Up Men
Author: Sarah L. Trembanis
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476616574
Pages: 240
Year: 2014-07-11
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This book is an examination of cultural resistance to segregation in the world of black baseball through an analysis of editorial art, folktales, nicknames, "manhood" and the art of clowning. African Americans worked to dismantle Jim Crow through the creation of a cultural counter-narrative that centered on baseball and the Negro Leagues that celebrated black achievement and that highlighted the contradictions and fallacies of white supremacy in the first half of the twentieth century.
The Setup
Author: Marie Ferrarella
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426853688
Pages: 256
Year: 2010-04-01
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A bohemian artist is everything Jefferson Lambert never knew he wanted in a woman. The minute he meets his date for the night, Jefferson Lambert knows someone tampered with his matchmaking profile. How else would a conservative lawyer end up with a gorgeous, spirited woman like Sylvie Marchand? At first it looks as if the match will never work. But an unexpected blackout changes everything. With Sylvie at his side, life is suddenly one big adventure. Two paintings go missing from the Marchand family gallery, and it's up to Sylvie and Jefferson to find them. Life might be falling apart for Sylvie, but Jefferson feels as if it's just beginning. Perhaps the matchmaker knew exactly what she was doing....
The Setup Man
Author: T. T. Monday
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0385538464
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-03-11
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Johnny Adcock is an aging Major League pitcher, who moonlights as a private investigator. Major League Baseball, as it turns out, is a prime source of employment for a discreet detective who has both the brains and the brawn to handle the unique problems of professional athletes. On the bus after a game, teammate Frankie Herrera confides in Adcock that he has a “problem with his wife.” It sounds like the standard story of a pro athlete’s marriage gone sour. However, when Frankie dies in a car crash, Adcock knows there are way too many questions still unanswered, and he dives head first into the most dangerous investigation of his budding second career.
The Setup of Mulch-experiments in Existing Peach Palms Fields
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Publisher: Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE
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My Story
Author: Bessie Epps Colvin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479712930
Pages: 69
Year: 2012-09-25
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My Story The Setup My story has been partially told so many times to my students and my grandchildren that I realized that I need to just print it. So many people want to know how it was back in the day. I promised myself that I would write it down whenever I got the chance. Well, the cancer treatments allowed me the time to do so. Also, this was a good time because my aunt and brothers and sister are all still alive. They helped to reinforce how I remembered the events. It still hurts to relive the two brothers going off to the Vietnam War and only one getting back alive. Then I realize that my life was already planned, already set up by God. I just needed to follow the plan and continue to be a beacon of light for others to see. I hope that this book might uplift someone else who is struggling with a serious illness and has not realized that we should rejoice in what God is doing in our lives even though we dont understand. Enjoy!

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