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Ndura. Fils De La Forêt

by Javier Salazar Calle Delphine Paris

Dans Ndura. Fils de la forêt le protagoniste, de retour d'un safari photographique en Namibie, se voit plongé dans une situation inattendue de survie extrême dans la jungle d'Ituri, en République Démocratique du Congo, après que son avion ait été abattu par des rebelles. Un lieu où la Nature n'est pas le seul ennemi et où la survie n'est pas l'unique problème. Une aventure rappelant les classiques de la littérature, ce qui fait de ce livre l'outil parfait pour échapper à la réalité et permettre au lecteur de partager l'angoisse et le désespoir que ressent le protagoniste face au défi qui s'impose à lui. L'émotion et le suspense se mélangent tout naturellement. On assiste à la dégradation psychologique du protagoniste au fil de l'histoire tout en profitant d'une étude poussée du milieu, des animaux, des plantes et des gens. Ce livre nous enseigne aussi que notre perception des limites peut être souvent erronée, tant pour notre bien que pour notre mal.

The Scottish Highland Series: Beloved Impostor, Beloved Stranger, and Beloved Warrior

by Patricia Potter

A trio of courageous brothers face danger and love in sixteenth-century Scotland in these three enthralling romances from a USA Today–bestselling author. The men of the Maclean Clan are fierce warriors. From the battle of Flodden Field to the waters off the Spanish Coast, they fight to protect their homes and those they love. In this spellbinding Scottish Highland series, the Maclean brothers find unexpected romance with women who heal and stir their souls. Beloved Imposter: Felicia Campbell has set a plan in motion to escape her wedding to the lecherous old Earl of Morneith—but she’s interrupted when she’s abducted. Her fury turns to curiosity when she discovers her captor is the handsome Rory Maclean, her clan’s hated enemy. And Rory, who has sworn never to love again, finds himself daring to care for the fiery captive who could save his broken soul . . . Beloved Stranger: Lachlan Maclean rode with King James IV of Scotland to free his country from English tyranny. In the slaughter at Flodden Field, he’s thrown from his horse and awakes to the beautiful visage of Kimbra Carlton, a border woman whose husband was killed by a Scot, leaving her to fend for her daughter alone. Now, she can neither let the wounded Lachlan die nor let anyone know his heritage. But perhaps in healing him, she may heal her own heart . . . Beloved Warrior: Patrick Maclean spent years enslaved aboard a Spanish galleon. But after he leads his fellow oarsmen in an uprising, he finds himself in charge of not only the vessel but also a fetching young passenger: Juliana Mendoza, the ship owner’s niece. Juliana was bound for a wedding and a man she never wanted. But the more she comes to know Patrick and his honorable clan, the more she realizes that only she can decide her fate . . .

Journeys Through Time & Space: 5 Classic Novels of Science Fiction and Fantasy

by H. G. Wells Mark Twain David Lindsay E. R. Eddison Edgar R Burroughs

A Nebula Award winner presents tales that shaped modern science fiction and fantasy—five complete novels by Mark Twain, H. G. Wells, and more. In this handpicked collection, New York Times–bestselling author Greg Bear travels back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when novelists let their imaginations soar beyond conventional boundaries of time and space and contributed to the emergence of imaginative new literary genres. In 1889, Mark Twain introduced Americans to time travel in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, in which a hard-headed New Englander is sent back through history to the age of chivalry. Six years later, H. G. Wells propelled an intrepid inventor into the far future via The Time Machine; there, our fearless hero discovers a nightmarish evolutionary scenario in which technologically advanced but mutated Morlocks dwell underground, preying on the innocent aboveground Eloi. In 1912, long before Ray Bradbury or Star Wars, Edgar Rice Burroughs imagined the first wildly popular alternative fantasy/alien culture with A Princess of Mars, transporting readers from Arizona to the red planet, where Confederate soldier John Carter is swept up in another kind of civil war and seduced by a gorgeous red-hued princess. In 1920, Scottish novelist David Lindsay presented A Voyage to Arcturus, an interstellar quest for truth as well as an inquiry into the nature of good and evil that inspired generations of fantasy writers to come. And in 1922, E. R. Eddison turned the planet Mercury into a fantasy version of Earth where demons and witches wage war on a Homeric scale in The Worm Ouroboros. With an insightful introduction, Bear celebrates the writers who first swept readers away to other times and worlds—and blew their minds in ways that altered our literary landscape and collective imagination forever.

Cronache di Galadria I - L’Altro Mondo

by David Gay-Perret Annalisa Blè

Che cosa succede quando un uomo riesce a relizzare un sogno? Perde ogni motivo per andare avanti o al contrario utilizza questo sogno come fonte di incoraggiamento e d'ispirazione per realizzare altri sogni, forse ancora più grandi? Sono queste le domande chesi pone Glaide, un adolescente di 17 anni, discreto e filosofo, la cui unica ragione di vita è la speranza di relizzare il proprio sogno: andare su un Altro Mondo... Un mondo di misteri, di battaglie epiche e di avventure. E' per questo che quando un giorno un mostro appare davanti ai suoi occhi e prende le sue amiche Gwenn e Emily, lui non esita a gettarsi nella mischia assieme al suo eterno complice Jérémy, spinto dalla gioia e dall'eccitazione all'idea che le sue preghiere siano finalmente state ascoltate... Un uomo anziano, uno sconosciuto informerà il gruppo del fatto che è giunto il momento di recarsi a Galadria : un altro mondo in cui la magia e i mostri regnano sovrani. Le due ragazze sono delle Maggs, delle maghe bianche delle quali Galadria ha una grande necessità e la cui sopravvivenza è assicurata da dei Protettori, ruolo che spetta ai due ragazzi. Ma appena gli adolescenti scoprono questa nuova terra, la loro guida perde la vita, lasciandoli soli e spaesati... Annunciati come semplici Maggs e Protettori, i quattro amici scopriranno molto presto che sono sia attesi che perseguitati. Di volta in volta vengono accolti, protetti, poi braccati, perseguitati, e finiranno per chiedersi se l'accanimento col quale i loro nemici, che non conoscono, cercano di uccidere Glaide non nasconda qualcosa. La loro avventura alla ricerca di risposte, li porterà a scoprire questa terra così incredibile, i suoi abitanti, le sue città, ma anche i mali che la affliggono, e il ruolo che essi hanno in tutto questo. E' allora che i suoi compagni cercano disperatamente un mezzo per tornare a casa, rifiutando la responsabilità troppo pesante che grava su di loro e, scappando da

The Boston Strangler

by Gerold Frank

New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Edgar Award: The definitive true crime account of Boston's most notorious serial killer--and the exhaustive manhunt that ensued in the wake of his rampage. On June 14, 1962, twenty-five-year-old Juris Slesers arrived at his mother's apartment to drive her to church. But there was no answer at the door. After waiting a half hour, Juris shoved his way inside. He found fifty-five-year-old Anna Slesers lying on the kitchen floor, dead, the cord of her housecoat knotted tightly around her neck and turned up in a bow. Between 1962 and 1964, twelve more bodies were discovered in and around Boston: all women, all sexually assaulted, and all strangled--often with their own pantyhose. None of the victims exhibited any signs of struggle, nothing was stolen from their homes, and there were no signs of forcible entry. The police could find no discernable motive or clues. Who was this insane killer? How was he entering women's homes? And why were they letting him in? More than a gripping chronicle of an American serial killer on par with Jack the Ripper, The Boston Strangler is a shocking story about what happens to a city under a siege of terror. Drawn from hundreds of hours of personal interviews, as well as police, medical, and court documentation, author Gerold Frank's grisly, horrifying, and meticulously researched account was awarded the Edgar for Best Fact Crime.

Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz

by Isabella Leitner

The deeply moving true account of a young Jewish woman's imprisonment by the Nazis at the Auschwitz death camp. On May 29, 1944, the day after Isabella Katz's twenty-third birthday, she, her family, and all the Jews in the ghetto in Kisvárda, Hungary, were rounded up by Nazi storm troopers, packed into cattle cars, and deported to Auschwitz. There, Dr. Josef Mengele, the so-called Angel of Death, scrutinized the family and decided who would live--for a time--and who would die. Isabella and three of her sisters waged a daily battle to survive, giving one another strength, courage, and love, promising themselves that they would cheat the crematoriums and end each day alive. Thirty years after she escaped from the Nazis, Isabella wrote this powerful and luminous memoir. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a celebration of the strength of the human spirit as it passes through fire," Fragments of Isabella has become a classic of holocaust literature and human survival.This ebook features rare images from the author's estate.

The First Men in the Moon

by H. G. Wells

A pair of unlikely explorers journey to the moon in this imaginative tale of science and adventure from the author of The War of the Worlds Hounded by creditors, Mr. Bedford retreats to a remote English village, where he meets the eccentric Mr. Cavor. Though he may not look it, Cavor is a genius and one of the world’s greatest inventors. His breakthrough is cavorite, an astonishing new substance manufactured from helium that is not bound by the laws of gravity. Bedford immediately sees the business potential of Cavor’s creation, reckoning a ship made of cavorite could take him the moon—the first step on a path to riches beyond his wildest dreams. When Bedford and Cavor set out for the moon in a cavorite sphere, they find the Earth’s satellite to be more wonderful than either of them ever imagined. But they soon discover they are not alone on the lush lunar surface—and the natives are not exactly friendly. A thrilling adventure story that offers fascinating insights into the nature of mankind, The First Men in the Moon is a timeless classic from “the father of modern science fiction.” This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells

When hostile Martians land on Earth, mankind must fight back—or be destroyed—in this science fiction masterpiece At the turn of the twentieth century, few would believe that mankind is being watched from above. But millions of miles from Earth, the lords of the Red Planet prepare their armies for invasion, waiting for the moment to strike. When they land in the English countryside, baffled humans approach, waving white flags, and the Martians burn them to a crisp. The war has begun, and mankind doesn’t stand a chance. As Martian armies roll across England, one man fights to keep his family safe, risking his life—and his sanity—on the front lines of the greatest war in galactic history. H. G. Wells’s groundbreaking novel, adapted to radio and film, among other mediums, by visionary artists from Orson Welles to Steven Spielberg, remains one of the most chilling, unforgettable works of science fiction ever written. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Renegade

by Patricia Potter

Desperate to return home to Texas, the widow of a Rebel hero finds an unlikely bodyguard in a wounded soldier who isn't what he seems Rhys Redding grew up on the streets of London, sleeping in stables, picking pockets, and begging for scraps of food. He found a way out as a mercenary in Africa, and returned to England a rich man--only to end up in a Confederate prison. Now his only hope of escape is a black-haired beauty who needs him as badly as he needs her. Widow Susannah Fallon came to Richmond to find the only family she has left. The stranger in the cot next to her brother's was arrested for wearing a Yankee uniform, but Susannah soon discovers that nothing about Maj. Rhys Redding is what it seems--except the powerful desire that follows them when he escorts her and her embittered wounded brother across the lawless, war-ravaged South. Back home in Texas, Susannah is in danger of falling for her enigmatic protector. But Rhys has a score to settle--and the chance to right one last terrible wrong.

Notorious

by Patricia Potter

In 1870s San Francisco, the fierce rivalry between a former gunslinger and a woman running from her past turns into a passionate, undeniable attraction in award-winning author Patricia Potter's sexy and suspenseful historical romance Marsh Canton, the scion of a wealthy Georgia family, spent four years fighting the war of a divided nation. When he returned home, he found his family gone and his way of life destroyed. Turning his back on his heritage, he struck out for the west, achieving notoriety as a stone-cold gunslinger. Now, reinventing himself yet again, he arrives in San Francisco to take over the saloon he won in a poker game. Natchez born-and-bred Catalina Hilliard is haunted by her violent past. Dubbed the Ice Queen, she sleeps with a Derringer under her pillow and runs the elegant Silver Slipper saloon. With the help of the local law, she keeps a monopoly on the trade by running all her rivals out of town. She's about to meet her match in Marsh Canton, who has also spent a lifetime running. But they can't run forever, and the passion igniting between them has just changed the stakes. Even with the odds against them--and a dangerous man gunning for Marsh--it's their last chance to make things right and choose love.

Relentless

by Patricia Potter

When a Texas-born soldier branded as a traitor falls in love with his beautiful hostage, payback can be a double-edged sword in USA Today-bestselling author Patricia Potter's intensely passionate western historical romance Once a decorated army officer, Rafe Tyler was convicted as a thief and a traitor, and spent 10 years in prison. Now he's ready to exact his long-awaited revenge. His thirst for blood takes him to Colorado to destroy the man who framed him. Sheltered Boston beauty Shea Randall arrives in the rough-and-ready western town to reunite with the father she believed long dead. Instead, she is abducted by a darkly handsome outlaw. Her only hope for survival is to escape the mountain lair she is forced to share with her captor. But Shea is reluctantly drawn to the desperado whose fiery passions inspire her own--and whose forbidden desire for her sets him on a rocky road to redemption and hard-won love.

The Wonderful Visit

by H. G. Wells

An angel comes to Earth in this fantastical tale by H. G. Wells When a fallen angel appears in the skies of southern England, the vicar of a small town mistakes the winged being's dazzling plumage for that of a bird and shoots him down. This is only the first misfortune to befall "Mr. Angel," as he comes to be known. "Neither the Angel of religious feeling nor the Angel of popular belief," this celestial visitor quickly draws the ire of the village folk. But as time goes on, the angel becomes more and more human. His wings atrophy, and much to his surprise, he finds himself falling in love. The master of fantasy literature, H. G. Wells has spun a brilliantly imagined tale in The Wonderful Visit. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Island of Doctor Moreau

by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells's science fiction classic: the dark and captivating story of one man's fight for survival against the lab-made nightmares of a mad scientist <P><P> Shipwrecked and abandoned, Edward Prendick cautiously steps ashore a remote island in the Pacific. Though wary, Prendick is unaware of the horrors that await him here. But what appears at first to be a typical volcanic island slowly reveals itself to be the macabre workshop of maligned London physiologist Dr. Moreau. Moreau's genius had been celebrated far and wide until the true nature of his work was exposed. Now secluded on his island, Moreau engages unimpeded in gruesome experiments of vivisection, splicing animal and man together in a terrifying display of his dominion over nature. When Prendick realizes he's slated to be the next subject on Moreau's grisly surgical table, he flees to the jungle--where all manner of unnatural creatures abound . . . This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Wanted

by Patricia Potter

A Western beauty's only hope of saving her brother from the gallows is to seduce the heartless Texas ranger who has sworn to bring him to justice Three months ago, Morgan Davis went from hunter to hunted. The Texas ranger has devoted his life to carrying out justice, but when he sees his face on a Wanted poster, he knows the price on his head will have every bounty hunter in the West gunning for him. The only way to survive is to clear his name by bringing in the real killer. And he intends to take Nicholas Braden alive. But Morgan didn't reckon on Braden's sister. The golden-eyed beauty is a crack shot--and a match for any man. Lori Braden will do anything to save her brother from the hangman's noose. Their hard-luck life on the road in a traveling medicine show taught her how few people can be trusted. Who is this man Morgan Davis, who bears a resemblance to her brother? Just another corrupt lawman? An enemy she wouldn't hesitate to kill in spite of the passion raging between them? All she knows about this seductive stranger is that he seems determined to keep her out of the crossfire--until secrets from the past threaten each of their futures.

The Scotsman Wore Spurs

by Patricia Potter

From Patricia Potter, award-winning author of The Marshal and the Heiress, comes a thrilling tale of danger and romance as a Scottish peer and a woman with a mission meet in the unlikeliest place--a cattle drive. Andrew Cameron, Earl of Kinloch, came to America to forge a new life free of emotional ties. But when he saved a Texas rancher from an ambush, he found himself deeply entangled--and suddenly employed as a cattle drover. Scrawny, scruffy young Gabe Lewis joined the drive too, sparking Drew's compassion. The boy couldn't do much right, but Drew had never met anyone with more determination. Then, under the grime and baggy clothes, Drew accidentally uncovered beautiful Gabrielle Parker, acting the role of her life--to unmask her father's killer. Now Drew and Gabrielle are locked in a passionate dance of secrets and seduction as wild as the frontier they ride. . . .

The Marshal and the Heiress

by Patricia Potter

When U. S. Marshal Ben Masters became Sarah Ann's guardian, he didn't know she was the lost heir to a Scottish estate--or that her life would soon be in danger. Now, instead of hunting down an outlaw, he faced an aristocratic household divided by ambition. And not even falling in love with Sarah Ann's young aunt could keep her from being a suspect in Ben's eyes.

Como é Azul o Meu Vale

by Jean Gill Vinicius

O verdadeiro aroma da Provença? Lavanda, tomilho e fossa séptica. Há centenas de coisas interessantes a se fazer numa banheira, mas lavar pratos não é uma delas, nem algo que a escritora Jean Gill tinha em mente, ao trocar o seu vale em Gales por um vale francês. Ávida por escapar do estômago do elefante, aquela mescla de névoa cinza que em Gales chama-se de clima, ela ofereceu seu certificado de natação a um perplexo corretor de imóveis provençal e comprou uma casa com belas estrelas e com sua própria água de nascente. Ou melhor, como descoberto depois, a nascente de um vizinho, que é a única a abastecer a cozinha e que, de acordo com os gentis rapazes da companhia de água, está escoando a água suja de forma ilegal direto na rua principal... e há coisas piores... Mas como é que se pode resistir a uma vila chamada Dieulefit, “Deus a fez”, a vila “aonde todos pertencem”? Descubra a verdadeira Provença em boa companhia. “Ri em voz alta... uma imagem tão vívida dos campos de lavandas, girassóis e oliveiras que você se sente como se estivesse lá com ela.” Stephanie Sheldrake, Revista Living France

Diablo

by Patricia Potter

Raised in a notorious outlaw hideout, Nicky Thompson learned to shoot fast, ride hard, and hold her own against killers and thieves. Yet nothing prepared her for the new brand of danger that just rode in. Ruggedly handsome, with an easy strength and a hint of deviltry in his smile, Diablo made Nicky's heart race not with fright but with sizzling arousal. When she challenged him to taste her womanly charms, she didn't know he was a condemned convict who'd come to destroy it in exchange for pardons for himself and a friend. Would a renegade hungry for freedom jeopardize his dangerous mission for a last chance at love?

Dancing with a Rogue

by Patricia Potter

New from the national bestselling author of The Diamond King. . . A story of two desperate people who seek revenge on the same devilish rogues-as an all-consuming desire smolders deep in their hearts. . .

Defiant

by Patricia Potter

Hailed as a "shining talent" who "soars above the rest," bestselling author Patricia Potter follows the success of Wanted and Relentless with a stunning love story that confirms her status as "as master storyteller. " Only the desire for vengeance had spurred Wade Foster on, until the last of the men who had destroyed his family lay sprawled in the dirt. Now, badly wounded, the rugged outlaw closed his eyes against the pain. . . and awoke to a tender touch. He'd never asked Mary Jo Williams to save him, couldn't understand why a lawman's widow hadn't the sense to leave a stranger to his fate. But the daring beauty refused to abandon him. And soon, when a posse gets too close, Wade will have to choose between fleeing and risking everything for this dauntless woman who could show him how to live--and love--again.

Broken Honor

by Patricia Potter

Almost sixty years after a fortune in looted World War II treasure vanished from a captured German train, a man and a woman who have never met are thrust into a world of danger . . . and desire Amy Mallory chafed at the discipline and authoritarian control she was forced to endure growing up in a military family. Never, she vowed, would she fall for a man in uniform. But now, years later, as a history professor reading her late grandfather's secret files, she discovers a dangerous, enticing world she wants to experience for herself. Lieutenant Colonel Lucien "Irish" Flaherty was taught by his grandfather, General Sam Flaherty, to believe in three things: honor, duty, and country. His faith is shaken when his mentor is implicated in a presidential advisory commission's investigation into the disappearance of valuable artwork that was captured from a Nazi train. Determined to clear his grandfather's name, he uncovers dangerous secrets that link his past to that of beautiful stranger Amy Mallory. But neither of them suspects that the truth they seek to uncover is deadlier than they can imagine.

Behind the Shadows

by Patricia Potter

In Patricia Potter's seductive and chilling novel of romantic suspense, a young woman trying to prove that she and an heiress were switched at birth steps into a privileged world where a killer is watching and waiting to silence her forever Kira Douglas's mother, Katy, will die unless she receives a new kidney. Kira is the likely donor candidate . . . until blood tests reveal that she isn't Katy's biological daughter. If she isn't Kira Douglas, then who is she? And how can she save her mother? The only answer is to find Katy's true daughter by birth. Kira's search leads to Leigh Howard, an heiress to a $50 million trust fund, and her formidable protector, Max Payton, a charismatic attorney who doesn't trust Kira or her theory that she and Leigh were accidentally switched at birth. When Kira's life is threatened, it becomes clear that someone doesn't want the truth to come out or allow Kira to lay claim to the legendary Westerfield fortune. Now Max is torn between his loyalty to Leigh and his powerful desire for the woman who has upset their privileged world. But he may be too late to stop a legacy of hate and greed that was set in motion decades ago--and is about to come full circle.

Esposa y Agente

by Maria Emilia Ruiz Melissa Storm K. M. Hodge

Sus vidas son perfectas... al menos desde afuera. A primera vista, los habitantes de Herald Springs llevan vidas encantadoras. Pero detrás de las deslumbrantes sonrisas y dentro de las grandes casas de ladrillos, todos tienen secretos. La mayoría de ellos son inofensivos, pero Annabeth King nunca se adaptó del todo. Este nuevo vecindario alberga un secreto muy especial para ella, uno que podría resultar fatal. ¿Acaso los miembros del club de "beber y chismear" descubrirán aquello que Annabeth se esfuerza tanto por ocultar, antes de que el desastre los golpee? Con el sello agridulce de Storm y la electrizante intensidad de Hodge, Esposa y Agente ofrece una vertiginosa y adictiva comedia que los fanáticos de Amas de casa desesperadas (Desperate Housewives) y Pequeñas mentirosas (Pretty Little Liars) amarán enseguida. Este debut en la nueva serie de Misterios de la Bodega de los Libros te dejará preguntándote: después de todo, ¿qué tan bien conocemos a nuestros vecinos?

Todo Depende de Cómo lo Ves Tú

by Marcela Gutiérrez Bravo Danilo Henrique Gomes

En “Todo depende de Cómo lo Ves tú”, el autor ofrece una forma diferente de ver el mundo y los problemas de lo cotidiano. Basándose en la teología y en la fenomenología, famosa línea de pensamiento filosófico, el lector podrá reprogramar su mente para disfrutar de la vida de una forma menos complicada. Encuentra en este libro asuntos relacionados a: -La fenomenología (Línea de pensamiento de la filosofía). -El poder del optimismo y el pesimismo. -El Cognitivismo (Línea de pensamiento de la Psicología). -El poder de la convicción. -La subjetividad. -La forma correcta de ver el mundo. ¡Y mucho más! De forma bien explicada y, en ciertas partes, graciosas, los antiguos pensamientos y teorías de científicos como William James, Edmund Husserl, Jean Paul Sartre y otros, son analizados y la forma como estos deben ser aplicados en lo cotidiano son expuestos en las páginas de esta obra. Tu mirada ordena a tu forma de vivir la vida y esta puede ser modificada, por tanto, sumérgete en este libro y cambia tu forma de ver el mundo.

Cold Target

by Patricia Potter

Two sisters who have never met are bound together by secrets, lies, and murder in this page-turning novel of love and suspense Frantic to escape her paranoid, violent husband--a powerful New Orleans senator--Holly Ames takes her young son and flees into the dead of night. Four weeks later, prosecutor-turned-defense-attorney Meredith Rawson's dying mother makes a shocking confession. Now Meredith is on a journey to fulfill her mother's last wish: That she find the half sister she never knew. Before she can begin her search, her home is ransacked and her life threatened . . . but help arrives from an unexpected source. Haunted by his dark past, all New Orleans PD homicide detective Gage Gaynor wants is to put predators away and clean up a city riddled with crime. The hunt for a killer will bring him to Meredith's door. Told from the points of view of Meredith, Gage, and Holly, Cold Target takes readers into a world of power, privilege, and passion . . . where the ties that bind can be the most lethal of all.

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