Author: Dee Ernst
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: 2013
Widowed Kate Everett is looking forward to starting her "second act." She's planned out everything that she wants--a new house, a new job, maybe even a new man. She can't wait until everything falls into place. But life has a way of butting in, and Kate soon finds herself dealing with unexpected houseguests, helping her daughter plan the world's smallest wedding, and sudden unemployment. Things get even more complicated with the reappearance of her old college love, Jake. He realizes the mistake he made years ago in letting her go, and is eager to win her back. Kate thinks that she and Jake can build something real, and that maybe her happy ending is in front of her at last. But the arrival of Edward, her daughter's future father-in-law, presents Kate with an unexpected choice. It looks like real happiness may require a slight change of plan.
Es ist Liebe auf den ersten Blick zwischen Alice und Tom. Alice ist nicht nur wunderschön, sondern eine mitreißende Persönlichkeit. Aber ihr Leben ist unvorhersehbar und kompliziert, denn sie leidet unter einer unheilbaren Erbkrankheit. Gerade darum kämpft Alice für ihren Traum, Sängerin zu werden. Tom liebt sie aus ganzem Herzen, doch kann er die Vorstellung ertragen, dass er sie in wenigen Jahren verlieren wird? Und plötzlich gibt es die Chance auf eine Lungen-Transplantation und ein Leben ohne Krankheit ...
Book 1 of the Nexus Trilogy - Continued in Book 2: Crux In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link humans together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it. When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he's thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage - for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes. From the halls of academe to the halls of power, from the headquarters of an elite US agency in Washington DC to a secret lab beneath a top university in Shanghai, from the underground parties of San Francisco to the illegal biotech markets of Bangkok, from an international neuroscience conference to a remote monastery in the mountains of Thailand - Nexus is a thrill ride through a future on the brink of explosion. Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlisted for the Prometheus Award Shortlisted for the Kitschies Award An NPR Best Book of 2013! "Good. Scary good." - Wired "Provocative... A double-edged vision of the post-human."- The Wall Street Journal "A lightning bolt of a novel, with a sense of awe missing from a lot of current fiction."- Ars Technica "Starred Review. Naam turns in a stellar performance in his debut SF novel... What matters here is the remarkable scope and narrative power of the story."- Booklist "A superbly plotted high-tension technothriller ... full of delicious, thoughtful moral ambiguity ... a hell of a read."- Cory Doctorow "A gripping piece of near future speculation... all the grit and pace of the Bourne films."- Alastair Reynolds, author of Revelation Space "A sharp, chilling look at our likely future."- Charles Stross, author of Singularity Sky and Halting State "The most brilliant hard SF thriller I've read in years. Reminds me of Michael Crichton at his best."- Brenda Cooper, author of The Creative Fire "A rich cast of characters...the action scenes are crisp, the glimpses of future tech and culture are mesmerizing."- Publishers Weekly "Any old writer can take you on a roller coaster ride, but it takes a wizard like Ramez Naam to take you on the same ride while he builds the roller coaster a few feet in front of you."- John Barnes, author of Directive 51 "Michael Crichton-like."- SFX Magazine "An incredibly imaginative, action-packed intellectual romp!"- Dani Kollin, Prometheus Award-winning author of The Unincorporated Man "The only serious successor to Michael Crichton."- Scott Harrison, author of Archangel
Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Lewis verknüpft die Biografien der beiden Psychologen Daniel Kahneman und Amos Tversky mit ihren Forschungsarbeiten und zeigt, wie aus ihren Arbeiten eine neue Wissenschaftsdisziplin, die Verhaltensökonomik, entstehen konnte.
When author Latanya Epiphany Richardson first heard the line, If I hate my sister does it mean I hate myself?, it struck a chord and it troubled her to think about the infamous question. Then it finally dawned on her that the line was inspired by her relationship with her biological sisters. In a stirring book that is meant to unite women all over the world, Sister Issues elucidates significant topics such as respect, jealousy, patience, temper, self-esteem, sensitivity, strength, and love. Brilliantly written, this highly enlightening book promotes making positive changes to ones self in order to achieve peace.
Author: Larry Bond
Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Jerry Mitchell is on exercises off the coast of Pakistan when his submarine, the USS Michigan, is ordered to a rendezvous off the Iranian coast. Once there, disembarked SEALs---experts in seaborne commando operations---are to extract two Iranian nationals who have sensitive information on Iran's nuclear weapons program. While en route to shore, Michigan's mini-sub suffers a battery fire, killing one crew member and forcing the survivors---four SEALs and LCDR Mitchell---to scuttle their disabled craft and swim for shore. There they find the two Iranians waiting for them, but their attempts at returning to Michigan are thwarted by heavy Iranian patrol boat activity. When agents of Iran's secret police, VEVAK, appear, escape seems all but impossible. When Mitchell and his men find themselves surrounded by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp troops, they create a bold plan to escape by sea. It's a desperate gamble, but it's the only way to get proof of the Iranian plot to the U.S. . . . and prevent a devastating new war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Posing as a married couple to save the world was easy compared to the very real feelings between them… As Bob and Lisa Sinclair, Omega Sector agents Evan Karcz and Juliet Branson were a formidable couple—until a brutal attack left Juliet traumatized. But with a powerful crime boss selling military secrets, the safety of millions depends on the undercover operatives. It's up to Evan to rehabilitate Juliet…and not fail her as he did on the mission that still haunts him. Evan's strategy is to be near Juliet night and day to practice posing as a loving couple. But soon he realizes there's a sizzling passion between them. And it's being threatened by forces stronger than they ever realized. With a killer stalking Lisa Sinclair, her "husband" knows he'd risk his cover—and his life—to protect her.
Author: John Kone
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2000-01-01
"The Willington Secret" is about the perfect crime. People are being murdered and the "bad guys" have discovered how to dispose of the evidence without a trace. The story, set in the mid 1960's takes place in a small college town of Willington, Georgia, but this story could happen anywhere......even in your home town. What makes this story unique is that people committing the horrible crimes, blend perfectly into the Willington community fabric. The town citizens pass them on the streets, eat at the same restaurants, and belong to the same civic organizations, but suspect nothing. The good people of Willington don't realize that, these highly respected, pillars of the community have perfected a foolproof way to commit the ultimate crime and get away with it! The hero is Josh Novack, a student/athelete, whose only goal in life is to make it through college on an athletic scholarship. As a result of an incredible chain of events, Josh becomes committed and involved in the Willington Secret. Now he faces a deadly dilemma: expose the criminals before he becomes their next victim. The villians, however, are thoroughly entrenched in the town hierarchy. They are model citizens, people of power and and position, thus making Josh Novack's task of revealing their secret insurmountable. Although the story is fiction, the recipe used to erase all evidence that a crime had been committed is not. Take certain circumstances common to any community add some unscrupulous, greedy people, who just happen to be engaged in professions that provide the necessary cover, and the result is the formula for the perfect crime. The scariest part is that it could really happen!
Author: Andrew Neiderman
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-03-10
A New York City homicide detective races against the clock to stop a terrorist attack on a world-famous Catskills resort during the Passover holiday When NYPD lieutenant Barry Wintraub starts investigating the murder of a Jewish Defense League member, he stumbles on a plot to blow up the New Prospect resort in the Catskills, where over one thousand of Israel’s top financial supporters will be celebrating Passover with their families and the guest of honor, an important Israeli general. Wintraub’s partner and captain aren’t convinced that the conspiracy exists, but the owner of the New Prospect acknowledges the detective’s hunch and invites him and his family to stay for the celebration. The Terrorist’s Holiday presents a unique take on extremist plots—the two terrorists, a handsome young man and his beautiful girlfriend, are morally challenged by what they are about to do . . . and they realize, perhaps too late, that an even more deadly threat awaits all who visit the world-class resort.
Author: Nick Bilbrough
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Using dialogues in different contexts, this book provides over 100 practical activities for teachers to adapt for their classrooms. These activities encourage learners to look at the English language through dialogues and spoken interaction from coursebooks, literature and media, as well as authentic conversation extracts. The book explores using dialogue to communicate personal meaning effectively. It covers dialogue as both 'product' and 'process' in language teaching and will encourage learners to look beyond conventional communicative strategies and practise spoken language in a fresh contextualised way.