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From the book Jacket A chilling and brilliantly written novel that goes beyond spies and defectors to the highest echelons of the Soviet Presidium, where fear of the purge festers below the smooth surface of political success. After seven years in a prison camp for an alleged "anti-Soviet activities," Josef Bultova is set free. Having friends in the West is no longer a crime-now that the authorities need a man to bridge the two worlds. Josef the negotiator, lover of luxury and fine wine- with his mastery of five languages and his flair for handhng matters too delicate for direct government involvement-is suddenly indispensable. For on this year's Nobel Prize short list are a Russian novelist, an American, and a Chinese. And as Uli Devgeny, Minister of Culture (loathed by Josef as the man who signed the imprisonment order against him), patiently explains, "It would be very unfortunate for a member of the People's Republic of China to be selected and feted as a better writer than a Russian." So Josef is chosen to guard, politically and emotionally, the young writer and former peasant Nikolai, now the hottest Soviet property, who is being allowed for the first time to tour the west. Josef is reinstated and treated like an ambassador-and he is given a new wife. Yet he is haunted by the specters of the prison camp and the dangling jerking shadow of Medev the Jew. As he picks his way through the various political minefields that await him in Moscow and on tour, where he wheels and deals in the plushest suites with literary agents and film producers, he knows that failure means not humiliation, but death. He has never been more vulnerable. face me when You walk away is one man's view from the other side, and it comes startlingly close to current politics. Brian Freemantle has penetrated beyond the world of espionage that he portrayed in Goodbye to an Old Friend. He has entered the upper levels of Soviet politics, where being perpetually five moves ahead of your opponent becomes a condition of the soul as well as a matter-of-fact proviso of existence.
After his release from a Siberian gulag, a Soviet negotiator discovers that freedom in Russia can be just as dangerous as imprisonmentJosef Bultova nearly died in a Russian prison camp. Once one of the Soviet Union's most adept international negotiators, his work with the West grew so intimate that the suspicious Politburo exiled him to Siberia. The meager food, heavy work, and bitter cold took its toll, sapping his strength until, just as he was sure he could no longer go on, the Politburo let him go. Now Josef has a new assignment: shepherding a provincial Russian author whose evocative portrayals of life in the impoverished countryside have him on the shortlist for the Nobel Prize. Josef's task is to ensure that the author wins the prize--whatever the cost. But as Moscow watches his every move, Josef realizes that he may not have escaped the gulag after all. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Nick Rips's son had always known him as a conservative midwesterner, dedicated, affable, bland to the point of invisibility. Upon his father's death, however, Michael Rips returned to his Omaha family home to discover a hidden portfolio of paintings - all done by his father, all of a naked black woman. So begins Michael Rips's exquisitely humane second work of memoir, a gloriously funny yet deeply serious gem of a book that offers more than a little redemption in our cynical times. Rips is a magical storyteller, with a keen eye for the absurd, even in a place like Omaha, which, like his father, is not what it rst appears to be. His solid Republican father, he discovers, had been raised in one of Omaha's most famous brothels, had insisted on hiring a collection of social mis ts to work in his eyeglass factory, and had once showed up in his son's high school principal's of ce in pajamas. As Rips searches for the woman of the paintings, he meets, among others, an African American detective who swears by the clairvoyant powers of a Mind Machine, a homeless man with ve million dollars in the bank, an underwear auctioneer, and a ying trapeze artist on her last sublime ride. Ultimately, Rips nds the woman, a father he never knew, and a profound sense that all around us the miraculous permeates the everyday.
"Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date."THE KIRKUS REVIEWSHis name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detecive. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else....A Dual Main Selection of the Mystery GuildFrom the Paperback edition.
A coming-of-age novel about a Chicana living in New Mexico, her family and friends, her job, and her maturation into a woman
FOX News legal correspondent and former Federal Prosecutor Lis Wiehl has created a suspense series as timely as tomorrow's headlines. While home on break, a seventeen-year-old Senate page takes her dog out for a walk and never returns. The resulting media firestorm quickly ensnares television reporter Cassidy Shaw, Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges. Together, these life-long friends call themselves The Triple Threat--a nickname derived from their favorite dessert as well as their uncanny ability to crack cases from their three unique positions of power. Together, they must find the one face of betrayal amidst a crowd of growing suspects--including a US Senator--before they become the next victims. Lis Wiehl's expertise in law, politics, and criminal investigation merges with April Henry's narrative genius to create a gripping mystery filled with rich characters, real danger, and a shocking yet satisfying final twist. "One of top ten best books of year" --Suspense Magazine "[A] sizzling political thriller . . . The seamless plot offers a plethora of twists and turns." --Publishers Weekly
While home on Christmas break, a seventeen-year-old Senate page takes her dog out for a walk and never returns. Reporter Cassidy Shaw is the first to break the story. The resulting media firestorm quickly ensnares Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges. The three unique women are life-long friends who call themselves The Triple Threat--a name derived from their favorite dessert and their uncanny ability to crack cases via their three positions of power. Though authorities think Katie might have been kidnapped or run away, those theories shatter when Nicole uncovers Katie's blog. They reveal a girl troubled by a mysterious relationship with an older man. Possibly a U.S. Senator. As the three women race against time to find Katie alive, their increasing emotional involvement brings out their own inner demons and external enemies. There are many faces of betrayal, but they must find the one face in a crowd of growing suspects before they become the next victims. In FACE OF BETRAYAL, Lis Wiehl's expertise in law, politics, and criminal investigation merges with April Henry's narrative genius to create a gripping mystery filled with rich characters, real danger, and a shocking yet satisfying final twist.
Private investigator Vivi Angelino loves living life on the edge, but stepping into the shoes of a movie starlet to bait a serial killer isn't just a thrill . . . it's a ticket to the big time for her fledgling security firm. That is, as long as a certain risk-averse FBI agent stays out of her way-and out of her fantasies.Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang isn't above using his well-worn rulebook to stop Vivi's latest walk on the wild side. But when they learn her client is involved in something far more insidious than bad acting, Vivi and Colt must work together despite the electrifying attraction arcing between them. For each new clue is bringing them closer to a high-profile crime with a dark and deadly truth at its core . . . and a cold, calculating murderer with nothing left to lose.
A young woman loses her family, her friends, almost anyone who has ever even done her a kindness to a maniacal serial killer. It's as if every trace of human contact is being wiped out of her life. Her terrifying case is handed to a woman who has had so much of her own happiness snatched away from her: Smoky Barrett, the extraordinary heroine of Mcfadyen's stunning debut SHADOW MAN. Now caring for her murdered friend's mute daughter, Smoky must decide whether or not she can rise to one more fiendish c...
An unidentified skull. A trail of terrifying secrets. And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth. As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. Her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare.
To stop a brutal killer, the NYPD enlists the help of clairvoyant Graham Harris. He sees the murders in his mind--sometimes at the moment they are happening. Then he sees the most terrifying vision of all--his own murder...
Previously published in the print anthology The Mysterious Mr. Quin. At Covent Garden for a performance of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, Mr. Satterthwaite spots Mr. Quin during the intermission. After the show, they witness a fight outside the opera house. But what could have prompted such brutal behavior?
The relationship between US economic and military power is not often considered within mainstream commentary. Similarly the connection between US military interventions overseas and US domestic problems is rarely considered in any detail. In this brilliant new book, Michael Parenti reveals the true face of US imperialism. He documents how it promotes unjust policies across the globe including expropriation of natural resources, privatisation, debt burdens and suppression of democratic movements. He then demonstrates how this feeds into deteriorating living standards in the US itself, leading to increased poverty, decaying infrastructure and impending ecological disaster. *BR**BR*The Face of Imperialism redefines empire and imperialism and connects the crisis in the US with its military escapades across the world.
In the midst of a custody battle against his wife for his daughter, a lawyer is confronted by a terror from his past. A ruthless killer--the lawyer's ex-client--escapes prison and kidnaps the judge who sentenced him. Contacted by the FBI, the lawyer becomes involved in the hunt for the killer, who taunts the search team with videos of the judge and late night phone calls. Still bound by the attorney-client privilege with his former client, the lawyer embarks on his own investigation based on suspicions he can't sharewith law enforcement officials...and discovers a strange connection between his wife and the kidnapping case!
Though it was published in 1953, this book is grimly relevant today. The author, who was blind himself, writes about blindness from the inside. The theme of the novel is prejudice with all its overwhelming repercussions. Twersky's blind characters all suffer its devastating effects, and it shapes every aspect of their lives. The self-hatred spawned by this prejudice spurs them to deny and denigrate one another. This is not a pretty story, though it has soaring moments, and some of the characters manage to rise above their circumstances with integrity and compassion intact.
From the award-winning author of After All, a man finds his wedding vows tested after his wife disappears.When Mitchell Brannon's beloved wife of twenty years kisses him goodbye one morning, he has little idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised Jill's car isn't in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. "Hey, babe, I'm just now checking out of the hotel, but I'll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you." Hours later, Jill still hasn't returned, and Mitch's irritation turns to dread. When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill's best friend, Shelley, to help search. As days turn into weeks and weeks into months, Mitch and Shelley's friendship grows ever closer--and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth.
This lively book sweeps across dramatic and varied terrains--volcanoes and glaciers, billabongs and canyons, prairies and rain forests--to explore how humans have made sense of our planet's marvelous landscapes. In a rich weave of scientific, cultural, and personal stories, The Face of the Earth examines mirages and satellite images, swamp-dwelling heroes and Tibetan nomads, cave paintings and popular movies, investigating how we live with the great shaping forces of nature--from fire to changing climates and the intricacies of adaptation. The book illuminates subjects as diverse as the literary life of hollow Earth theories, the links between the Little Ice Age and Frankenstein's monster, and the spiritual allure of deserts and their scarce waters. Including vivid, on-the-spot accounts by scientists and writers in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Alaska, England, the Rocky Mountains, Antarctica, and elsewhere, The Face of the Earth charts the depth and complexity of our interdependence with the natural world.
The Face of the Other and the Trace of God contain essays on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and how his philosophy intersects with that of other philosophers, particularly Husserl, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Derrida. This collection is broadly divided into two parts: relations with the other, and the questions of God.
His image still burned in her memory Photographer Rane Strickland couldn't forget Greville York's strong male features-nor the strange incident in Paris when he'd deliberately spoiled her last and best shot. Rane told herself she never wanted to see him again. And then she landed an exclusive assignment-in Greville's home. A reluctant guest, Rane was outraged at the way he tried to prevent his young ward's marriage. But the temptation of Greville's kisses was far harder to deal with.
A jealous teammate can lead to danger on the ice.... When it comes to skating, Scott Harrison can't be beat. Still, he can't believe it when he's asked to play for the Golden Bears hockey team. But soon his excitement turns to doubt, then fear, when a resentful teammate ruins his confidence. Scott must confront his nemesis or give up his dream of playing hockey forever.
Hannah Montana aka Miley Stewart, has been recruited as the face of Magic Glow skin cream--everyone's favorite zit zapper! But when she sneaks a peek at their huge new billboard the night before it's unveiled, she's horrified. It shows Miley with a zit the size of an extra-large pizza! She tries not to freak out, but her spotty face is up there for the whole city to see! Will Miley remember that it's what's inside that counts, or will she let her inner diva take control?
Looking into the face of our alleged ape ancestor, popular Christian apologist Hank Hanegraaff dissects and debunks the astonishingly weak arguments for the evolutionary theory, revealing it as nothing more than a "fairy tale for grown-ups." The author uses his own Memory Dynamics to make it easy for Christians to speak intelligently about evolution and speak persuasively about the Creator.
This tense realisticly written horror novel is preceded by two short stories, one of which is semi autobiographical.
"People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this book, and where my story might take them is why I'm sharing it."Well known for his onstage persona, the "Starchild," Paul Stanley has written a memoir with a gripping blend of personal revelations and gritty war stories about the highs and lows both inside and outside of KISS. Born with a condition called microtia (an ear deformity rendering him deaf on the right side), Stanley's traumatic childhood experiences produced an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of places: music. Taking readers through the series of events that led to the founding of KISS, the personal relationships that helped shape his life, and the turbulent dynamics among his bandmates over the past forty years, this book leaves no one unscathed--including Stanley himself.With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Face the Music is a colorful portrait of a man and the band he helped create, define, and sustain--made larger than life in artfully told stories that are shocking, funny, inspirational, and honest.
Redemption has made it to the bestseller chart, but what Chloe and the girls need most is some downtime to sift through the usual high school stress with grades, friends, guys, and the prom. Chloe struggles to recover from a serious crush on the band leader of Iron Cross. Then, just as an unexpected romance catches Redemption by surprise, Caitlin O'Conner - whose relationship with Josh is taking on a new dimension - joins the tour as their chaperone. Chloe's wild ride only speeds up, and this one-of-a-kind musician faces the fact that life may never be normal again.Monday, June 13 prepare my heart for the storm / keep me safe, keep me warm / heap those bags, around my heart / build that wall, before it starts / pile them up, and pile them high / keep me safe, keep me dry / before the waves come rushing in / Lord, please, make me strong again Chloe, Allie, and Laura split their time between "normal" high school life--going to classes, attending prom--and touring as Redemption, a rising new Christian band. When Allie's mom needs to bow out of their summer tour, Caitlin O'Conner fills in as chaperone. And a good thing, too. Caitlin is the perfect person to have around as Chloe's feelings for the handsome lead singer of Iron Cross continue to grow. Amid a grueling concert schedule, Chloe realizes that attraction is a powerful and even dangerous force. But when death hits close to home, Chloe's heart is slammed by another emotion: guilt. In good times and bad, with blessing and temptation, and especially when things spin out of control, trusting God is the challenge. 'Cause there comes a time when we all have to face the music. Story Behind the BookChloe and her band, Redemption, are being given amazing opportunities, but with it comes the responsibility of serving God wholeheartedly. In this book, perhaps more than the others in the Diary series, Chloe begins to grasp what sort of ministry (not just a music career) that God is calling her to. As an author, I travel a similar road. I am constantly weighing my "art/craft" against what God is pressing on my heart to write, while striving to be authentic and uncompromising.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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