A novella following New York cat burglar Nathaniel Trillion on the run for a crime he did commit, but in retrospect shouldn't have. Having spent the last six months hiding in a no-name backwater town in Middle America he discovers that his partner Gene has run up considerable gambling debt to a criminal gang calling themselves the Circus. To clear the debt Trillion reluctantly agrees to use his skills for one job for the Circus: steal a mysterious case that is being held by the Police Force. His fear isn't of the psychopaths in the Circus but of word getting back to Manhattan about the local cat burglar who just turned up, and when Gene's run of bad luck spills into their work their problems are only getting worse.
This book presents papers from an international conference, held in Bonn, Germany in February 2005, that dealt with integrated water resources management in industrialized and developing countries. The papers detail such emerging concepts as blue and green water, virtual water, the water footprints of nations, multi-agent modeling, linkages between water and biodiversity, and social learning and adaptive management.
ABOUT thirty years ago I was selected by two rich old maids to visit a property in that part of Lancashire which lies near the famous forest of Pendle, with which Mr. Ainsworth's "Lancashire Witches" has made us so pleasantly familiar. My business was to make partition of a small property, including a house and demesne to which they had, a long time before, succeeded as coheiresses.