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Carter, Michael

Works: 8 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 103 library holdings
Genres: Spy fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6103.A784, 823.92
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Most widely held works about Michael Carter
Most widely held works by Michael Carter
The unAmericans by Michael Carter( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Agnew defected from the USA to Russia in the 60s, leaving behind his wife, baby and a shocked nation. Three decades later, stranded in Georgia after the Soviet Empire's tide has washed away, Max's past finally catches up with him.?A tremendous debut in the Le Carré tradition."--Bill Nighy?This is a remarkable, powerful first novel, full of psychological insight and chilling honesty."--AL Kennedy?When I was away from it I was thinking about it, and when I was reading it I couldn't put it down. Michael Carter writes beautifully." - Marian Keyes
The mathematical murder of innocence : inspired by a true story by Michael Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mathematical Murder of Innocence is a riveting courtroom drama inspired by a true story where a mother, having suffered two cot deaths, was wrongly accused of murdering her babies."What if I had been on the jury ...?"Things heat up in the courtroom when a juror is invited by the judge to cross-examine the expert witness, a professor who says the chances of cot deaths are only one in 72 million."Thus, it has to be murder." But, there's more to this case than meets the eye ... Readers must depict fact from fiction in this compelling venture into the inner workings of a courtroom. Inspired by the teachings of Nassim Taleb, it is also an entertaining layman's introduction to probability and the use and misuse of mathematical evidence in a court of law. Michael Carter grew up in Norwich, then studied Engineering at Cambridge and Ocean Engineering at UCL, before designing and installing offshore oil platforms - just like the story's narrator. He later moved to France and, after an MBA at INSEAD, he spent the rest of his career in senior management positions in electrical multinationals (CEO of Socomec Group and Vice President at Legrand), before retiring in 2018 to go sailing, mountaineering and write thought-provoking books. He lives in Grasse on the French Riviera. Michael says, "When I read an article in a 2004 issue of The Economist about the Sally Clark trial verdict being overturned on appeal, I was fascinated and outraged by the faulty statistical evidence that the expert witness, Professor Roy Meadows had used against her in the 1999 trial. I got to thinking 'If only I had been a juror at that trial, there would have been a different outcome'. Over the next fifteen years, I developed the idea, and I realised that I had a very good and real plot for a fictional book."
In the belly of the bell-shaped curve by Michael Carter( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turk is a frustrated claims adjuster for a large insurance company and has developed a plan that will free him from his boring life and make him rich. If successful, his plan will liberate a vast majority of human beings from the drudgery and monotony of their jobs. Turk hopes to create the Primo-Primate Project and train chimpanzees to operate technology like cash registers or machines used in manufacturing. Consumers would be able to buy the chimps as surrogate workers, in turn freeing humanity from the mundane and dull. Due to his job, Turk has access to the personal information of policyholders. To finance his project, he develops a scheme to embezzle money from the company by creating a fictitious claimant who suffers an injury. Once he crosses the line into white-collar crime, Turk's life spirals out of control. He wanted excitement and more--and now, he's got it, as he faces either madness or revelation
Paved with good intentions by Michael Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.35 for The girl w ... to 0.83 for Paved with ...)

The unAmericans
The mathematical murder of innocence : inspired by a true storyPaved with good intentions
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