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Award-winning journalist Simon Benson exposes the betrayal by those at the very top of Australian politics in their brutal pursuit of power. Betrayal is no ordinary insiders' book on politics. A fast-paced ride through the treacherous terrain of Australia's political landscape, it is based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with key players, giving readers disturbing insights into the character of some of Australia's leaders. Covering the most significant upheaval in the recent history of the Australian Labor Party, and charting the political demise of a leader.
Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. Images of their "disloyalty" pervade American culture, from the daughter who is branded a traitor to family for adopting American ways, to the war bride who immigrates in defiance of her countrymen, to a figure such as Yoko Ono, accused of breaking up the Beatles with her "seduction" of John Lennon. Leslie Bow here explores how representations of females transgressing the social order play out in literature by Asian American women. Questions of ethnic belonging, sexuality, identification, and political allegiance are among the issues raised by such writers as Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Bharati Mukherjee, Jade Snow Wong, Amy Tan, Sky Lee, Le Ly Hayslip, Wendy Law-Yone, Fiona Cheong, and Nellie Wong. Beginning with the notion that feminist and Asian American identity are mutually exclusive, Bow analyzes how women serve as boundary markers between ethnic or national collectives in order to reveal the male-based nature of social cohesion. In exploring the relationship between femininity and citizenship, liberal feminism and American racial discourse, and women's domestic abuse and human rights, the author suggests that Asian American women not only mediate sexuality's construction as a determiner of loyalty but also manipulate that construction as a tool of political persuasion in their writing. The language of betrayal, she argues, offers a potent rhetorical means of signaling how belonging is policed by individuals and by the state. Bow's bold analysis exposes the stakes behind maintaining ethnic, feminist, and national alliances, particularly for women who claim multiple loyalties.
Orphaned 12-year-old Elspeth Monro lives with her Scottish immigrant grandparents in North Carolina. The brewing American Revolution feels very far away to Elspeth and her Scottish neighbors -- until someone tries to force them to join the Revolutionary War.
It was the Boston Globe in January 2002 that broke the story of how the Boston archdiocese coddled pedophile priest John Geoghan, triggering the scandal within the Catholic Church, and throughout the crisis the Globe has continued to lead the media in reporting on major developments. Betrayal adds new, never-before-disclosed details. It shows exactly how and to where abusive priests were shuffled, as well as who knew about the problem and did nothing to stop it. Betrayal also explores the nature of sexual abuse and whether a disproportionate number of abusers are found in the priesthood - and, if so, why. And the book paints a vivid picture of the struggle ahead, as Catholics confront their Church and call for sweeping change.
When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it'll be easy, but one of the cases is far from small-time.
How much is an act of betrayal worth? Worth the price of a soul? Dhamon Grimwulf and his band of mercenaries greedily eye a long-forgotten treasure concealed beneath a grassy plain. Legends promise riches too numerous to count, wealth too grand to be believed. But in a shifting world of secrets and deception, such fortune comes at a high price, higher even than the searing agony Dhamon suffers under the curse of a dragon's scale. High enough to cost Dhamon his life. The paperback version of the sequel to Downfall, the first book of the Dhamon Saga. Betrayal continues the adventures of characters featured in the USA Today bestselling Dragons of a New Age trilogy.
Set during the Cuban missile crisis of 1961, this what-if thriller forces readers to question what "could have" happened--maybe even what "should have" happened--in the weeks before the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Houston A. Baker Jr. condemns those black intellectuals who, he believes, have turned their backs on the tradition of racial activism in America. These individuals choose personal gain over the interests of the black majority, whether they are espousing neoconservative positions that distort the contours of contemporary social and political dynamics or abandoning race as an important issue in the study of American literature and culture. Most important, they do a disservice to the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and others who have fought for black rights. In the literature, speeches, and academic and public behavior of some black intellectuals in the past quarter century, Baker identifies a "hungry generation" eager for power, respect, and money. Baker critiques his own impoverished childhood in the "Little Africa" section of Louisville, Kentucky, to understand the shaping of this new public figure. He also revisits classical sites of African American literary and historical criticism and critique. Baker devotes chapters to the writing and thought of such black academic superstars as Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele; Yale law professor Stephen Carter; and Manhattan Institute fellow John McWhorter. His provocative investigation into their disingenuous posturing exposes what Baker deems a tragic betrayal of King's legacy. Baker concludes with a discussion of American myth and the role of the U.S. prison-industrial complex in the "disappearing" of blacks. Baker claims King would have criticized these black intellectuals for not persistently raising their voices against a private prison system that incarcerates so many men and women of color. To remedy this situation, Baker urges black intellectuals to forge both sacred and secular connections with local communities and rededicate themselves to social responsibility. As he sees it, the mission of the black intellectual today is not to do great things but to do specific, racially based work that is in the interest of the black majority.
Europe is slowly dying. Looters and vandals have overtaken the streets of the once-great cities. And Bruno Bottger, the neo-Nazi monster, has brought forth a new Reich.
Isabel Ling returned to the barren Badlands of South Dakota to bury her sister- but she stayed to find answers no one wants to give. Cassie's death was no accident, and Isabelwillfind the killer, no matter what she has to do. And no matter who stands in her way. The one thing former pararescue soldier Logan Price wants is to avoid the kind of trouble Isabel brings. Yet he can't deny his attraction to her. In this desolate, treacherous land, Isabel needs all the protection she can get- and all the love that Logan can give.
Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliant, original, and engaging first novel,A Shadow in Summer. Now he has produced an even more powerful sequel, a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare'sMacbeth. As a boy, Otah Machi was exiled from his family, Machi's ruling house. Decades later, he has witnessed and been part of world-changing events. Yet he has never returned to Machi. Now his father--the Khai, or ruler, of Machi--is dying and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he must return to Machi, for reasons not even he understands. Tradition dictates that the sons of a dying Khai fall upon each other until only one remains to succeed his father. But something even worse is occurring in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, has allied with someone in Machi to bring down the ruling house. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious motive for murder. With the subtlety and wonderful storytelling skill of his first novel, Abraham has created a masterful drama filled with a unique magic, a suspenseful thriller of sexual betrayal, and Machiavellian politics.
Now that Lady Grace is the Queen's secret "Lady Pursuivant"--a title normally reserved for those who pursue wrongdoers of the Crown--she can hardly believe that a new mystery has fallen in her lap. But what else can it be when Lady Sarah, a fellow lady-in-waiting known for her fancy clothes and hoity-toity attitude, is missing and feared kidnapped by the dashing Captain Drake. Despite her hard feelings, Grace must help rescue Sarah . . . or Sarah's sullied reputation will ruin her life. But was Sarah really kidnapped? It's up to Lady Pursuivant to find out!
In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment--or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door. Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king's men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process. Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes.
South Carolina high school senior Nat has worked hard to put her trailer-park past behind her, and when she and her boyfriend are crowned Palmetto Prince and Princess, everything would be perfect, except that a prank they played went horribly awry.
Sci-fi fans will tear through this new adventure as Johnny Turnbull -- first human softwire -- finds more danger and intrigue on the next ring of Orbis. On Orbis 2, Johnny Turnbull has a new home and a new job, one that pushes his softwire abilities to painful limits. JT is the only one who can communicate with the Samirans, large aquatic aliens who have cooled the crystals on Orbis for nearly two thousand rotations. But as the Samirans' work rule ostensibly comes to a close, they have grown dangerously agitated, and JT must find out why. What he learns is that the prosperity of Orbis is built on a brutal system of enforced labor -- and that everyone seems to have something to hide. Can JT appease the Samirans before their threat is realized? And if he doesn't, will his friends survive? In this second episode of The Softwire, PJ Haarsma takes readers on another lightning-paced, cyber-fueled ride through the amazing universe he introduced in The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1.
Former army communications specialist Maddie Jameson may not remember the details of the deadly mission on the Texas-Mexico border, but she knows one thing. She's not responsible for the massive ambush that left only her and investigative journalist Chris Mason alive. Yet with suspicion-and danger-targeting Maddie and Chris, and a killer on their trail, partnering up is the only solution. But as Maddie and Chris get closer to uncovering the truth, they'll have to trust each other to make it through alive.
The compelling events of the brief existence of Fort William Henry, explored while studying the treatment of prisoners of war, have simply demanded a careful retelling.
THE NEW HISTORICAL ROMANCE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR BERTRICE SMALL As the undisputed queen of sensual romance, Bertrice Small brings history to life through indomitable women who live with wit, intelligence, and courage and love with fierce delight. Now, the New York Times-bestselling author of Hellion and The Love Slave, sweeps us to a time and place of fiery power struggles, where one woman holds the key to a country's future--and to her own consuming passion. BETRAYED When Fiona Hay offers Angus Gordon her virtue in exchange for a dowry for her sisters, she so intrigues the rogue that he demands a higher payment: she will be his mistress. Thus begins a sensual battle of wills and carnal delights. Destiny soon draws the ardent lovers into the turbulent court of King James. Determined to rule a unified Scotland, the king sees a perfect spy in Fiona--a woman of incomparable beauty, uncommon shrewdness, and uninhibited sensuality. The king's political scheme forces her away from the man she loves . . . and into the arms of a wild and passionate Highlander, The MacDonald of Nairn. Will this cold-hearted and his callous betrayal forever destroy Fiona's chance at happiness?
Working toward peace in the Middle East, Dr. Sharif Mahoud is being hunted by terrorists. The Oval Office sends Mack Bolan to get him to safety, but hostile forces dog Bolan's every move, as the enemy will do whatever it takes to turn a profit on blood and suffering.
How do you explain color to the blind? Music to the deaf? Pain to the unfeeling? You can't. That's why I'll never understand fear... No matter how much my survival depends on it.
In the breathtaking follow-up to his smash debut "Dark Harbor," Hosp is back with the story of two detectives and the independent young woman who will risk everything to find her sister's killer.
HE'D BEEN ROBBED OF HIS FAMILY, HIS HERITAGE. . . Walker Ashton wished his sister had never discovered that their mother was still alive. And worse, he wished she hadn't convinced him to find her. After all, he was acting CEO at Ashton-Lattimer, and he had always put business before pleasure. . . . But pleasure is what he sought when he met Tamra Winter Hawk, the woman caring for his estranged mother, and the most beautiful Native American he'd ever seen. Still, this woman had taken his place in his family. He should be feeling anything but attraction. Walker didn't know why Tamra affected him so deeply, why she made him yearn for a forbidden liaison. Was he trying to punish her? Or was he hell-bent on torturing himself? Only time would tell. . . .
A good man drowning in bad deeds . . . Balancing a criminal empire and a preternatural clan war, reluctant front man Giles St. Clair doesn't need a problem like Brigit MacCreedy . . . How much trouble can the head-strong and manipulative Shifter beauty get into in two weeks? Plenty when her schemes range from kidnapping to fleeing the retribution of her dead lover's clan. A bad girl denying a good heart . . . With her family's lives on the line, Brigit is willing to do whatever it takes to save them. The only thing standing in her way is an immovable stone wall of a man she can't bully or beguile . . . a human, no less, who has promised to protect her from the secrets and dangers she conceals. Caught in a battle they can't win . . . Risking her own safety gets complicated when an honorable and annoyingly desirable man puts himself between her and her powerful enemies in Book 7 of the "By Moonlight" series.
Catherine Morrissey is devastated when her sister's body is found on a tiny wooded island on the Potomac. For months, Catherine had hoped that Blair's disappearance would end with the bright, young Capitol Hill aide found safe and alive. Determined to put pressure on the police to catch the killer, Catherine flies to Washington, D.C.Joseph Rossi, an investigative reporter for the Washington Herald, broke the story of Blair's murder-and ruined his chances with Catherine in the process. They'd developed a warm, long-distance connection after Catherine's sister went missing, but the temptation of the scoop-which revealed some Morrissey family secrets-was too great to resist.Now together in D.C., Catherine and Joe are thrown into a world of lies, scandal and deadly political intrigue. They must work as a team and learn to trust one another-and their rekindled feelings-if they have any hope of living to see the truth uncovered."Wrongfully Accused is a compelling, quick-paced blend of political intrigue, gritty suspense and wrenching romance... Barrons is a thrilling addition to the romantic suspense genre." - USA TODAY96,000 words
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