Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-03-12
An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum - and sets off alarms in clandestine organisations around the world...The SIGMA Force debut from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. And her search for answers is about to lead her into a world she never imagined existed: a lost city, buried beneath the Arabian desert, where something astonishing is waiting... A covert government operative hunting down a traitor is being drawn there. But at the end of a perilous journey lies an ageless power that can create a utopia - or tear down everything humankind has built over millennia of civilisation...
Author: Henry Shukman
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Former foreign correspondent Charles Mortimer is all washed up, living a hand-to-mouth existence in Manhattan, wondering how things could have gone so wrong for him. A chance discovery of a newspaper obituary takes him back to the beginning of his career, when he was a young, hopeful man reporting from the Sahara Desert in the company of beautiful French photographer Celeste Dumas. The two narrowly escape death by bullet, grenade, thirst and heatstroke and, ultimately, drowning. By the end of their adventure, Mortimer has begun his life as a successful, cynical journalist. Fifteen years roll by, and Mortimer finds himself again in Algeria, where he perpetrates the great error of his professional life and realizes, finally, what it was he lost so long ago in the desert wastes. By the winner of the Author's Club First Novel Award, Guardian First Book Award and The Times First Book Award.
Author: Christopher Rowe
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Release Date: 2011-03-01
A hero rises from the ranks of slaves! The genasi control almost all of Calimshan for their djinn overlords—all but a few outposts like the floating Island of the Free, where escaped slaves from Calimport’s coliseum run their own brutal games. There, Cephas, a genasi with no memories of his past has spent his entire life fighting But one day a circus of misfits, lead by the crowlike Corvus Nightfeather appear and free Cephas—and for the first time Cephas can harness his inborn powers and control the stones and dirt beneath his feet. The newest Forgotten Realms® author brings his talents to an area that has changed dramatically with the fresh take of Dungeons & Dragons® 4th Edition. The powerful elemental race of the genasi and the xenophobic and ruthless cultures of Calimshan are revealed through the rise of the Forgotten Realms' newest hero. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Leon Hadar
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Political Science
The time has come for a serious debate on the future involvement of the United States in the Middle East and this original and provocative analysis challenges the prevailing wisdom of the Washington foreign policy establishment. Hadar provides a sweeping reexamination of the conceptual bases of American policy and proposes a strategy of "constructive disengagement" from the region, a policy of benign neglect as a way of promoting the interests of the United States as well as those of the people of the Middle East. In Sandstorm, Hadar calls for regional states and the European Union to take increased responsibility for security, economic growth, and political stability. This bold and innovative critique will inject new energy into the policy debate.
Author: Alan L. Lee
Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Sandstorm is a thrilling debut novel about an ex-CIA agent and a covert operation designed to derail Iran's nuclear ambitions. Lurking in the shadows, away from any government oversight, a secret partnership has been formed between an Israeli spymaster pulling the strings of the most efficient killing machine the Mossad has to offer and an exclusive billionaire boys club that wants to dictate the New World Order. In their pocket is a powerful U.S. senator who aspires to the presidency. Success means vast wealth and increased power, and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. CIA operative Nora Mossa is trained to kill when the situation calls for it. She's also capable of disappearing into thin air. Being efficient, deadly, and beautiful, however, won't be enough to protect her after her mentor Erica Janway is assassinated in her Maryland home. With everyone in the Agency suspect, Nora turns to the only person capable of keeping her alive while she uncovers the truth behind Janway's demise-her former lover and ex-CIA agent Alex Koves. That is, if he will even speak to her. With danger lurking in every corner of the globe, Koves and Nora must stay alive long enough to piece together the clues to a deadly plot capable of killing thousands in the Middle East. And the clock is ticking.... Optioned to be a major motion picture! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A dark secret. A hidden purpose… Can love defeat destiny? Stella, a teenager about to graduate, experiences the magic of love for the first time by meeting the boy of her dreams, Erick, an attractive exchange student. A mysterious, cold and out of reach guy that hides a big secret. Both, he and his twin brother Luke, have a secret mission to achieve, where there is no room for feelings. That’s why, falling in love with Stella, his next victim, is not in his plans. But she has something, something that confuses them, something that stirs a strange fire that consumes them inside and they had never experienced before. They will both take their rivalry to the limit to win Stella’s love, risking her live not to reveal their dark secret. Double Moon is a tribute to first love. It talks about those feelings that give you goose bumps for the very first time, about that strength that pushes you to fight for what you want against everything and everyone. About the fear of losing and the disappointment that lying can cause. A story where nothing is what it seems, where looks can be deceiving. A romance fiction, but real as life itself. Francine's romance books for teens and young adults are written in spanish but soon available in english. Double Moon is her first book available in english.
James Bond war gestern – die Zukunft gehört Painter Crowe! Eine mysteriöse Lichtkugel erscheint im Britischen Museum in London – und explodiert mit unfassbarer Gewalt. Bestand sie tatsächlich aus reiner Antimaterie? Für Painter Crowe von der wissenschaftlichen Spezialeinheit SIGMA Force beginnt ein verzweifelter Wettlauf gegen die Zeit: Denn wer immer diese unerschöpfliche Energiequelle zuerst beherrscht, entscheidet über Leben und Tod der gesamten Menschheit! Doch Painter Crowes Gegner sind skrupellos und scheinen ihm immer einen Schritt voraus zu sein ... Der Beginn der SIGMA-Force-Reihe – in cooler Neuausstattung.
Sandstorm is the best kind of reportage: humane, historically-informed and full of details that only a writer close to the action could have noticed. The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi has been one of the twenty-first century's defining moments: the Arab world's most bizarre dictator brought down by his own people with the aid of NATO aircraft. Lindsey Hilsum was in Libya when Gaddafi met his squalid end. She traces the history of his strange regime from its beginnings - when Gaddafi had looks, charisma and popular appeal - to its paranoid, corrupt final state. At the heart of her book, however, is a brilliant narrative of Libyan people overcoming fear and disillusionment and finding the strength to rebel. Hilsum follows five of them through months of terror and tragedy. This is the Libyan revolution as it was made and lived. Sandstorm will take its place in a library of classic books about turning points of history.
Author: Daniel Pipes
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Release Date: 1993
As one of the world's most volatile areas, the Middle East receives disproportionate media coverage. But this coverage almost invariably presents the events of the day without providing the context needed to understand the implications and meaning of those events. The eighteen articles in this volume, which originally appeared in Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs in 1990 and 1991, provide insight into the context of Middle Eastern events. Arab politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Persian Gulf, and U.S. policy are examined in detail. The main themes covered are security issues such as wars, terrorism, and hostage-taking, and attitudes, including public opinion in Lebanon and the United States and the Israeli security dilemma. Co-published with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
She was betrayed by her own emotions! Abby considered her marriage over. Why couldn't Rachid just accept the fact and give her a divorce? In the two years since she left Abarein, the Middle East country where Rachid was crown prince, she'd tried to rebuild her life. Now Rachid had come to reclaim her—fiercely opposing divorce, urging her to return. But the reasons for her leaving were still valid. Nothing had really changed. Except maybe Abby herself. And it was her own traitorous response that finally gave her no choice!
Author: Arthur Neslen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2011-09-01
"In this impossible task of representation, Arthur Neslen writes a book that is impossible to put down. "In Your Eyes a Sandstorm" is where Joyce's "The Dubliners" meets Howard Zinn's "A People's History." Thrilling, compassionate, and unflinching narratives and dialogues converge the critical events of contemporary Palestinian being into the present. Palestinians are field negroes, house negroes, ghettoized schlemiels and pariahs, ethnically cleansed, colonized, occupied, militant, pacifist, doctors, zookeepers, rappers, journalists, teachers, etc. They are also an original people who will continue to write a new story in the book of survival and hope, of overcoming suffering and, hopefully, of going beyond power." --Fady Joudah, author of "The Earth in the Attic" and translator of Mahmoud Darwish's "If I Were Another" "In this wonderful collection, one can hear the Palestinians speaking for themselves and not through others who may distort or dim their messages. Very few collections have brought home to us so vividly and authentically what it means to be a Palestinian today." --Ilan Pappe, author of "The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty" "This highly original work is an important contribution to Palestine literature, especially in the way that personal narrative interacts with and enriches collective-national and public memory." --Nur Masalha, author of "Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of "Transfer" in Zionist Political Thought" "Neslen powerfully gives voice to Palestinians, humanizes them, and reveals the complexities of Palestinian society." --Sara Roy, author of "Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza " "A remarkable achievement at the junction of Middle East politics and anthropology, this collection of interviews with Palestinians from eight successive generations--defined according to historical watersheds--is a necessary complement to treatise-like readings on the Palestinians and the Israel-Palestine conflict. It offers the means for a reasoned empathy with the Palestinian people, and provides a perfect counterpoint to the 'journey through the Israeli psyche' which Arthur Neslen took his readers on in his previous book." --Gilbert Achcar, author of "The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives"
Author: Zoe York
Publisher: Zoe York
Release Date: 2017-07-25
A standalone military romance in the gripping Pine Harbour series of small town romances from ten-time USAT bestselling author Zoe York. Captain Sean Foster came back from war broken from the inside out. And he doesn't care about being fixed. Not even by a woman who followed him halfway around the world due to some misguided loyalty. Jenna Kowalczyk had two weeks with a man who stole her heart. They promised each other forever, but one brutal explosion proved that promise to be paper-thin. She should leave him in the past. That's what he wants her to do. But from the second the determined midwife shows up in Pine Harbour, she knows she's staying--no matter how much heartache is in store for her.
Claire encounters her first west Texas sandstorm and learns to love the wild ranch country and the good people that populate it. She learns to love and appreciate a new culture and a good and gentle Hispanic rancher.