Bis zum letzten Atemzug

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838702483
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Routiniert und mit einem atemberaubenden Spannungsbogen führt David Baldacci sein bewährtes Ermittlerduo Michelle Maxwell und Sean King durch die anfangs undurchsichtigen Zusammenhänge dieses Thrillers, der sich auf höchster gesellschaftlicher Ebene abspielt. In ihrem vierten Fall stolpern die beiden Privatdetektive fast zufällig in eine Katastrophe, die als fröhliche Geburtstagsfeier einer Zwölfjährigen beginnt: Am selben Abend noch wird das Geburtstagskind entführt. Und die kleine Willa ist nicht irgendein Mädchen - sie ist die Nichte des Präsidenten. Grausiger Leichenfund und blutige Rätsel Als die Ermittler Sean King und Michelle Maxwell im Haus der Familie eintreffen, bietet sich ihnen ein Bild des Grauens: Die Mutter der Kleinen liegt mit aufgeschlitzter Kehle auf dem Boden - und offensichtlich haben die Täter der Leiche Blut entnommen. Doch wer hat ein Interesse an diesem Blut, und was hat Willa damit zu tun? Im Laufe ihrer Ermittlungen dringen die Detektive immer weiter in ein Netz aus dubiosen Machenschaften ein, die es aufzuschlüsseln gilt.

Bis zum letzten Atemzug

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher:
ISBN: 3404165535
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Kidnapping

Was als fröhliche Geburtstagsfeier einer Zwölfjährigen beginnt, endet in einer Katastrophe: Am selben Abend wird das Mädchen entführt. Und die kleine Willa ist nicht irgendein Kind - sie ist die Nichte des Präsidenten. Als die Ermittler Sean King und Michelle Maxwell im Haus der Familie eintreffen, bietet sich ihnen ein Bild des Grauens: Die Mutter der Kleinen liegt mit aufgeschlitzter Kehle auf dem Boden - und offensichtlich haben die Täter der Leiche Blut entnommen. Doch wer hat ein Interesse an diesem Blut, und was hat Willa damit zu tun?

Bis zum letzten Atemzug

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838702483
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Routiniert und mit einem atemberaubenden Spannungsbogen führt David Baldacci sein bewährtes Ermittlerduo Michelle Maxwell und Sean King durch die anfangs undurchsichtigen Zusammenhänge dieses Thrillers, der sich auf höchster gesellschaftlicher Ebene abspielt. In ihrem vierten Fall stolpern die beiden Privatdetektive fast zufällig in eine Katastrophe, die als fröhliche Geburtstagsfeier einer Zwölfjährigen beginnt: Am selben Abend noch wird das Geburtstagskind entführt. Und die kleine Willa ist nicht irgendein Mädchen - sie ist die Nichte des Präsidenten. Grausiger Leichenfund und blutige Rätsel Als die Ermittler Sean King und Michelle Maxwell im Haus der Familie eintreffen, bietet sich ihnen ein Bild des Grauens: Die Mutter der Kleinen liegt mit aufgeschlitzter Kehle auf dem Boden - und offensichtlich haben die Täter der Leiche Blut entnommen. Doch wer hat ein Interesse an diesem Blut, und was hat Willa damit zu tun? Im Laufe ihrer Ermittlungen dringen die Detektive immer weiter in ein Netz aus dubiosen Machenschaften ein, die es aufzuschlüsseln gilt.

The First Family

Author: Mike Dash
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781849835862
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Genre: True Crime

Before Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the one-fingered, cunning Giuseppe Morello and his murderous coterie of brothers. Had it not been for Morello, the world may never have heard of 'men of honour', the code of omertaor Mafia wars. This explosive book tells the story of the first family of New York, and how this extended close-knit clan of racketeers and murderers left the backwaters of Sicily to successfully establish themselves as the founding godfathers of the New World. First Family will explain in thrilling, characterful detail how the American Mafia established itself so successfully. Combining strong narrative and raw violence - set against the raucous bustle of early twentieth-century New York, and the impoverished rural life of nineteenth-century Sicily - this impeccably researched, groundbreaking study of a crucial period of American history is a compelling portrait of the early years of organised crime.

First Family

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230743847
Release Date: 2009-12-11
Genre: Fiction

David Baldacci's First Family is the fourth gripping New York Times bestseller in the King and Maxwell series. When she turned the page and her gaze flickered over the date on top it was as though the lightning outside had somehow grounded right into her. A billion volts of pain, a shriek of anguish you could actually see, and feel, as it pierced her. Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them - and the line between friend and foe impossible to define . . . or defend. David Baldacci's smash-hit series continues with The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.

The First Family

Author: Michael Palmer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250107442
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Fiction

The President’s teenaged son is threatened by a potentially fatal illness that is rooted in dark secrets from a long-buried past. President Geoffrey Hilliard and his family live in the ever-present glare of the political limelight, with relentless scrutiny of their daily lives. The White House is not an easy place to grow up, so when the President’s son Cam, a sixteen-year-old chess champion, experiences extreme fatigue, moodiness, and an uncharacteristic violent outburst, doctors are quick to dismiss his troubles as teen angst. But Secret Service agent Karen Ray, whose job is to guard the president's family with her life, is convinced Cam’s issues are serious – serious enough to summon her physician ex-husband for a second opinion. Dr. Lee Blackwood’s concerns are dismissed by the president's team – until Cam gets sicker. Lee must make a diagnosis from a puzzling array of symptoms he's never seen before. His only clue is a patient named Susie Banks, a young musical prodigy who seems to be suffering from the same baffling condition as Cam. Hospitalized after an attempt on her life by a determined killer, Susie’s jeopardy escalates as Cam’s condition takes on a terrifying new dimension. Is someone trying to murder the President’s son? As Lee and Karen race for a cure to Cam’s mysterious and deadly disease, they begin to uncover betrayals that breach the highest levels of national security. Returning to the same Washington, DC setting of The First Patient, which former President Bill Clinton said “captured the intense atmosphere of the White House,” The First Family is a riveting new medical drama from acclaimed novelist Daniel Palmer, in the tradition of his late father, New York Times bestselling novelist Michael Palmer. Praise for The First Family: "Terrifying and all too plausible—Daniel Palmer continues his father's tradition of delivering authentic and high-velocity medical suspense. The combination of medical chills and high-level Washington make The First Family irresistible.” —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and The Switch "Palmer's The First Family gives you likable characters to root for, a top-notch villain, and enough excitement to make your hair curl. Have fun with this thriller." —Catherine Coulter, author of The Devil's Triangle “Double the trouble, twice the action, and quadruple the enjoyment, this is a high-octane game changer.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bishop's Pawn and The Lost Order “High-stakes and intelligent, The First Family is everything you want in a medical thriller. Chilling!” —Robert Dugoni #1 Amazon, Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author of My Sisters Grave "The First Family is adrenaline-fueled entertainment that twists, turns, surprises and satisfies!” -John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author "A Palmer novel transports you into the complex world of medical-legal-social ethics. The First Family doesn't disappoint, wrestling with the murky questions of what we can do versus what we should do. Gripping.” —Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author and creator of Bones “Daniel Palmer’s latest thriller The First Family seamlessly blends genomics, politics, and life in the White House into a riveting potboiler of a story. If you crossed the best of Robin Cook’s medical mysteries with the insider authenticity of David Baldacci's political thriller, you’d end up with a book like this, a story that grabs you by the throat and won’t let go until the last page is turned.” —James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Seventh Plague

Mein Name ist Trump Hinter den Kulissen von Amerikas First Family

Author: Emily Jane Fox
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9783959678223
Release Date: 2018-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Immobilienmogul, Patriarch, mächtigster Mann der Welt - aber wer ist Donald Trump wirklich? Um Amerikas 45. Präsidenten zu verstehen, muss man seine Kinder kennen, argumentiert die renommierte Vanity Fair-Journalistin Emily J. Fox. Sie sind der Schlüssel zu den oft widersprüchlichen und provokanten Verhaltensweisen des fünffachen Vaters. Nach mehr als einhundert Interviews ist nun ein Buch voll verblüffender Erkenntnisse und einzigartiger Geschichten entstanden. Es zeigt den Mann, der seine Kinder, allen voran Ivanka, als Motor seiner Wahlkampagne braucht und benutzt. Und es zeichnet das Bild einer Familie, die versucht, so königlich zu sein wie der britische Adel und so glamourös wie die Kennedys.

The First Family

Author: Amelie von Zumbusch
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781448800759
Release Date: 2010-01-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explore the daily lives of the First Family, learning how each member of the family spends their day.

The Amtrak Wars First Family

Author: Patrick Tilley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781448210695
Release Date: 2012-12-03
Genre: Fiction

Hundreds of years after civilisation has been destroyed by nuclear war, the Earth is divided between the Trackers of the Amtrak Federation – a community living in vast subterranean cities – and the Mutes, who have evolved to withstand the radiation that has driven their foes underground. A long war for possession of the overground has killed and enslaved many of the Mutes, leaving only the Plainfolk to resist the Federation. After escaping from the clan M'Call in his handmade glider, wingman Steve Brickman expects a hero's welcome from his fellow Trackers. Kidnapped on his first mission above ground by the Mutes, he has spent the last five months under the enforced tutelage of Mr Snow, clan M'Call's wise and magically gifted wordsmith. The months have also garnered a friendship with Cadillac, Mr Snow's protégé, a dawning love of the beautiful Clearwater, and a realisation that the Mutes are not the sub-humans that his masters would have him believe. But instead of a happy homecoming, he receives suspicion and interrogation. Still officially 'dead' until he receives the proper clearance, Brickman must face long hours of speculation and questioning at the hands of the First Family. Only the chance of seeing his kin-sister Roz – with whom he shares a psychic connection – offers any comfort. He is soon drawn into the complicated world of AMEXICO, a top-secret intelligence force where nothing is as it seems, and Brickman must face the reality that everything he has believed in could be false. If the First Family have lied to them about the Mutes, then what else have they been covering up? Is there really any harmful radiation left in the blue-sky world at all? Split by a terrible division of loyalties, what will Brickman choose? The world he knows of order and duty? Or the new life glimpsed through his love for Clearwater? Either way, his role in the Mute prophesy of the Talisman is far from over. First Family, first published in 1985, is the second instalment of Patrick Tilley's internationally best selling science fiction epic, The Amtrak Wars Saga.

First Family

Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061896804
Release Date: 2009-12-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

At work, at play, at home, in the White House. The White House is a museum, the office of the chief executive, a gathering place for leaders and visitors from around the globe, and it is also a home for one special family—the First Family. This book follows a day in the life of the Obama family: President Barack, First Lady Michelle, First Daughters Malia and Sasha, and even First Pup Bo. From moving in on inauguration day to making important decisions, hosting state dinners, planting a garden, exploring the historic house, and leading around the Secret Service, the First Family is very busy. Deborah Hopkinson and AG Ford take young readers through an extraordinary ordinary day in the life of America's much-beloved First Family.

First Family

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307594310
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: History

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America’s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic’s tenuous early years. John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both Adamses were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was clearly the more gifted of the two), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills this unprecedented and unsurpassed record to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story. Ellis describes the first meeting between the two as inauspicious—John was twenty-four, Abigail just fifteen, and each was entirely unimpressed with the other. But they soon began a passionate correspondence that resulted in their marriage five years later. Over the next decades, the couple were separated nearly as much as they were together. John’s political career took him first to Philadelphia, where he became the boldest advocate for the measures that would lead to the Declaration of Independence. Yet in order to attend the Second Continental Congress, he left his wife and children in the middle of the war zone that had by then engulfed Massachusetts. Later he was sent to Paris, where he served as a minister to the court of France alongside Benjamin Franklin. These years apart stressed the Adamses’ union almost beyond what it could bear: Abigail grew lonely, while the Adams children suffered from their father’s absence. John was elected the nation’s first vice president, but by the time of his reelection, Abigail’s health prevented her from joining him in Philadelphia, the interim capital. She no doubt had further reservations about moving to the swamp on the Potomac when John became president, although this time he persuaded her. President Adams inherited a weak and bitterly divided country from George Washington. The political situation was perilous at best, and he needed his closest advisor by his side: “I can do nothing,” John told Abigail after his election, “without you.” In Ellis’s rich and striking new history, John and Abigail’s relationship unfolds in the context of America’s birth as a nation. From the Hardcover edition.

England s First Family of Writers

Author: Julie A. Carlson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080188618X
Release Date: 2007-06-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

Life and literature were inseparable in the daily lives of Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, and Mary Shelley. In England's First Family of Writers, Julie A. Carlson demonstrates how and why the works of these individuals can best be understood within the context of the family unit in which they were created. The first to consider their writing collectively, Carlson finds in the Wollstonecraft-Godwin-Shelley dynasty a family of writers whose works are in intimate dialogue with each other. For them, literature made love and produced children, as well as mourned, memorialized, and reanimated the dead. Construing the ways in which this family's works minimize the differences between books and persons, writing and living, Carlson offers a nonsentimental account of the extent to which books can live and inform life and death. Carlson also examines the unorthodox clan's status as England's first family of writers. She explores how, over time, their reception has evinced ongoing public resistance to those who critique family values.

The Chouteaus

Author: Stan Hoig
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826343499
Release Date: 2010-06-08
Genre: History

In the late eighteenth century, the vast, pristine land that lay west of the Mississippi River remained largely unknown to the outside world. The area beckoned to daring frontiersmen who produced the first major industry of the American West--the colorful but challenging, often dangerous fur trade. At the lead was an enterprising French Creole family that founded the city of St. Louis in 1763 and pushed forth to garner furs for world markets. Stan Hoig provides an intimate look into the lives of four generations of the Chouteau family as they voyaged up the Western rivers to conduct trade, at times taking wives among the native tribes. They provided valuable aid to the Lewis and Clark expedition and assisted government officials in developing Indian treaties. National leaders, tribal heads, and men of frontier fame sought their counsel. In establishing their network of trading posts and opening trade routes throughout the Central Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Chouteaus contributed enormously to the nation's westward movement.

Life in the White House

Author: Robert P. Watson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791485071
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Architecture

Interdisciplinary essays on the White House and the lives of first families.