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A Calculated Risk

by Katherine Neville

A female computer expert at the world's largest bank plans the perfect heist in this New York Times Notable Book from the #1 international bestselling author of The Eight Verity Banks is the one of the most powerful women in finance, but she still reports to a man. Her boss not only refuses to implement her security plan to safeguard customers' deposits, he also sabotages her shot at becoming director of security at the Federal Reserve. Outraged, Verity decides to take revenge by hitting her boss where it will hurt the most: right in his company's balance sheet. She is about to begin her assault when she hears from the last person she ever expected to see again, Zoltan Tor. A brilliant computer scientist who taught Verity everything she knows, Zoltan will help her if she agrees to an outlandish wager: Which of them can steal $1 billion, invest it to make $30 million in three months, and return it before anyone notices? Verity can use a computer; Zoltan will do it the old-fashioned way. To beat Zoltan at his own game, Verity will risk her fortune, her professional reputation--and her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Neville including rare images from her life and travels.

A Calculated Risk

by Katherine Neville

Why not steal a billion dollars, invest it to earn 30 million in 3 months, and then put it back before anyone notices?

The Eight

by Katherine Neville

The riveting #1 international bestselling novel about the quest across centuries by two intrepid women in different eras to reunite the pieces of a powerful, ancient chess set A fabulous, bejeweled chess set that belonged to Charlemagne has been buried in a Pyrenees abbey for a thousand years. As the bloody French Revolution rages in Paris, the nuns dig it up and scatter its pieces across the globe because, when united, the set contains a secret power that could topple civilizations. To keep the set from falling into the wrong hands, two novices, Valentine and Mireille, embark on an adventure that begins in the streets of Paris and leads to Russia, Egypt, Corsica, and into the heart of the Algerian Sahara. Two hundred years later, while on assignment in Algeria, computer expert Catherine Velis finds herself drawn unwillingly into the deadly "Game" still swirling around the legendary chess set--a game that will require her to risk her life and match wits with diabolical forces. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Neville including rare images from her life and travels.

The Eight

by Katherine Neville

There is a mystery older than the millennium. There is a puzzle whose solution has challenged the most brilliant minds humanity has ever known. There is a game played by the famous and infamous, by artists and politicians, by mathematicians and musicians, by philosophers and nuns. There is an ancient formula for power so great that the very idea of it has captured and possessed the souls, of everyone who has heard of it. It is the formula, the game, the secret of the Eight.... The Eight is a challenge that is too seductive, too tempting for anyone to resist-and it is the center of this spectacular novel. You will not be able to put it down until you, too, have mastered the final, exquisite and astonishing secret of The Eight.

The Fire

by Katherine Neville

Katherine Neville's groundbreaking novel, The Eight, dazzled audiences more than twenty years ago and set the literary stage for the epic thriller. A quest for a mystical chess service that once belonged to Charlemagne, it spans two centuries and three continents, and intertwines historic and modern plots, archaeological treasure hunts, esoteric riddles, and puzzles encrypted with clues from the ancient past. Now the electrifying global adventure continues, in Neville's long anticipated sequel: THE FIRE 2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to her family's ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother's birthday. Thirty years ago, her parents, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed that they had scattered the pieces of the Montglane Service around the world, burying with them the secrets of the power that comes with possessing it. But Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing and that a series of strategically placed clues, followed swiftly by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious assortment of houseguests, indicates that something sinister is afoot. When she inadvertently discovers from her aunt, the chess grandmaster Lily Rad, that the most powerful piece of Charlemagne's service has suddenly resurfaced and the Game has begun again, Alexandra is swept into a journey that takes her from Colorado to the Russian wilderness and at last into the heart of her own hometown: Washington D. C. 1822, Albania: Thirty years after the French Revolution, when the chess service was unearthed, all of Europe hovers on the brink of the War of Greek Independence. Ali Pasha, the most powerful ruler in the Ottoman Empire, has angered the sultan and is about to be attacked by Turkish forces. Now he sends the only person he can rely upon-his young daughter, Haidee-on a dangerous mission to smuggle a valuable relic out of Albania, through the mountains and over the sea, to the hands of the one man who might be able to save it. Haidee's journey from Albania to Morocco to Rome to Greece, and into the very heart of the Game, will result in revelations about the powerful chess set and its history that will lead at last to the spot where the service was first created more than one thousand years before: Baghdad. Blending exquisite prose and captivating history with nonstop suspense, Neville again weaves an unforgettable story of peril, action, and intrigue. From the Hardcover edition.

El foc

by Katherine Neville

Colorado, 2003: Alexandra Solarin rep una inesperada invitació a la festa daniversari de la seva mare, Catherine Velis, tot i que a aquesta no li agrada celebrar-los, els aniversaris. Anys enrere, la mateixa Cat, acompanyada del seu marit, havia repartit per diferents països de tot el món fabuloses peces de lescacs de Montglane a fi que mai ningú no pogués reunir-les i fer-se amb el poder secret que amaguen. Quan Alexandra arriba a la casa de la seva família a les Rocalloses, no troba la seva mare, en canvi hi ha una sèrie de convidats inesperats. Alguna cosa important està succeint i Alexandra accepta el repte de seguir les pistes misterioses que ha deixat la seva mare. Vol esbrinar què ha passat. La recerca la portarà de Colorado a les llunyanes terres de Rússia o al mateix centre de Washington, ciutat on viu ella, i es trobarà enmig dun joc ancestral lexistència del qual desconeixia. Els convidats a la festa seran els seus companys de viatge; però no tots jugaran a la seva banda. Perquè, malgrat que tots busquen les peces descacs, no tots ho fan amb les mateixes intencions.

El fuego

by Katherine Neville

Colorado, 2003: Alexandra Solarin recibe una inesperada invitación a la fiesta de cumpleaños de su madre, Catherine Velis, quien nunca antes había celebrado este día. Años atrás, la propia Cat, junto a su marido, había repartido por diferentes países del mundo las fabulosas piezas del ajedrez de Montglane para que nadie nunca pudiera reunirlas y hacerse con el secreto poder que contienen. Cuando Alexandra llega a la casa familiar en las Rocosas, la vivienda está vacía. Su madre no aparece pero sí una serie de invitados igualmente inesperados. Algo sumamente importante está ocurriendo y Alexandra acepta el reto de seguir las misteriosas pistas que ha preparado su madre.La búsqueda la llevará desde Colorado hasta las lejanas tierras de Rusia y el mismo corazón de Washington, ciudad donde reside, y se encontrará en medio de un juego ancestral cuya existencia ni sospechaba. Los invitados a la fiesta serán sus compañeros de viaje; sin embargo, no todos jugarán de su lado. Porque, si bien todos persiguen las piezas del ajedrez, no todos lo hacen con las mismas intenciones.

The Magic Circle

by Katherine Neville

When her cousin is slain by an unknown assassin, Ariel Behn becomes the sole heir to a family legacy: a sinister cache of manuscripts that thrusts her into the deadly center of international intrigue--and an age-old enigma that spans the centuries. Whoever assembles and interprets the cryptic clues of this ancient mystery will possess the power to control the fate of the world. What strange powers lie hidden within the manuscripts? Splashed against a lavish backdrop that sweeps from the rise of the Roman Empire to the fall of the Berlin Wall, THE MAGIC CIRCLE finds one woman standing at the center of it all: Ariel Behn. As she races across continents to reveal the dark secrets buried in her family's past, she begins to unlock the chilling truth of the coming millennium. . . .

El Ocho

by Katherine Neville

Spanish translation of "The Eight".

Riesgo calculado

by Katherine Neville

Verity Banks es un genio informático y la ejecutiva más cotizada del todopoderoso Banco del Mundo, pero cuando su jefe descarte su propuesta de mejorar la seguridad informática de la compañía no dudará en tramar un plan perfecto que demuestre hasta qué punto está equivocado y que, de paso, le reporte una buena suma de dinero. Sin embargo, la pequeña travesura de Verity adquirirá nuevas dimensiones cuando entre en escena Zoltan Tor, mentor, mago de las finanzas y vividor, y le proponga un tentador reto: robar mil millones de dólares, invertirlos para ganar treinta millones en tres meses y devolverlo sin que nadie se dé cuenta. Una partida de altos vuelos en la que Verity puede ganarlo todo... o perder la vida.«Absolutamente creíble. Katherine Neville crea una trama perfecta que no decae nunca y sumerge al lector en las intrigas de las grandes corporaciones financieras.»The New York Times Book Review

El Vuit

by Katherine Neville

Pasado y presente se entrecruzan magistralmente en esta monumental novela de una autora de verdadero culto en todo el mundo. Desde Carlomagno hasta nuestros días, se dice que quien logre reunir todas las piezas de un legendario ajedrez gozará de poderes ilimitados. Las piezas, confiadas a unas monjas, se dispersan en plena Revolución Francesa. Ciento ochenta años más tarde, la intrépida Cat recibirá el encargo de volver a reunirlas. Para conseguirlo, deberá visitar la historia del mundo y conocer a sus grandes personajes. Un libro erudito a la vez que apasionante.«Esta es una de las pocas novelas que me llevaría a una isla desierta para releerla una y otra vez. Siempre tiene algo nuevo que decirme.» Javier Sierra«Raras veces se encuentra una novela de gran calidad y que ofrezca un placer tan intenso.» Le Monde «Los lectores que quedaron fascinados por El código da Vinci disfrutarán con los incontables repliegues de los misterios de El ocho.» Matthew Pearl, autor de El club Dante

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