By Brian Haig
For newly promoted military lieutenant colonel Sean Drummond, his most up-to-date task begins barely enough: discover if the loss of life of 1 of D.C.'s such a lot influential safeguard officers used to be homicide or suicide. such a lot investigators may name it a cut-and-dried case, yet not anything is ever that simple.
Teamed with Bian Tran, the sexy military army Police officer investigating the case, Drummond is set to embark on a trip that takes him from the labyrinthine channels of yankee intelligence to the killing rooms of Iraq. None of will probably be more challenging than navigating the shadowy minds and motivations of his enemies and so-called colleagues.
What Drummond uncovers will make him query every thing he believes in. as the extra he digs, the extra he learns in regards to the key players-American and center Eastern-in a warfare that rages bloodier each day. A conflict the place betrayal is a regular prevalence and makes him ask: Are my loyalties to my superiors or to the yank infantrymen fighting for his or her lives?
By Alexandre Dumas père
Publication Date: April 28, 2012
Alexandre Dumas is a paramount literary determine, whose enormous old novels have entertained readers the world over. This outstanding book deals readers the biggest assortment ever compiled of Dumas’ paintings in English translation.
* concise introductions to the novels and different works
* pictures of ways the novels first seemed, giving your Kindle a flavor of the unique texts
* 31 novels in English and every with a contents table
* many infrequent novels showing for the 1st time in electronic print, like ACTÉ, THE NEAPOLITAN fanatics, CAPTAIN PAUL and plenty of more
* unique sequence tables for the Musketeer works and different novel cycles
* a number of the novels are absolutely illustrated, together with the 3 MUSKETEERS
* good points non-fiction works, together with the whole CELEBRATED CRIMES series
* packed jam-packed with pictures in terms of Dumas’ existence, works, areas and movie adaptations
* comprises the biographical paintings DUMAS’ PARIS through Francis Miltoun
* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, permitting effortless navigation round Dumas’ giant oeuvre
Please observe: a whole works of Dumas in English isn't attainable as a result of measurement regulations, copyright regulations and a few works having by no means been translated. notwithstanding, we do make certain our clients that each attainable significant textual content is integrated, with many novels showing the following for the 1st time at the Kindle.
The d'Artagnan Romances
Cycle des Valois
Cycle Memoires d’un Medecin
OTHO THE ARCHER
THE FENCING MASTER
THE 3 MUSKETEERS
TWENTY YEARS AFTER
THE count number OF MONTE CRISTO
THE REGENT’S DAUGHTER
MARGUERITE DE VALOIS
THE CORSICAN BROTHERS
THE CHEVALIER OF MAISON-ROUGE
THE MARRIAGES OF PÈRE OLIFUS
CHICOT THE JESTER
THE FORTY-FIVE GUARDSMEN
THE VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE (includes the fellow within the IRON MASK)
THE QUEEN’S NECKLACE
THE BLACK TULIP
THE MOUTH OF HELL
THE COMTESSE DE CHARNY
THE partners OF JEHU
THE WOLF LEADER
THE NEAPOLITAN LOVERS
ROBIN HOOD THE OUTLAW
THE SON OF MONTE-CRISTO through Jules Lermina
The brief Stories
MONSIEUR DE CHAUVELIN’S WILL
DELAPORTE’S LITTLE PRESENTS
THE SCOURGE OF NAPLES
Extract from ‘MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS’ by way of Robert Louis Stevenson
Extract from ‘LETTERS TO lifeless AUTHORS’ through Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘ESSAYS IN LITTLE’ via Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘VIEWS AND REVIEWS’ via W. E. Henley
DUMAS’ PARIS by means of Francis Miltoun
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Called “remarkable” (The Wall road Journal) and “an formidable, great debut novel” (Publishers Weekly), Helen DeWitt’s The final Samurai is again in print at last
Helen DeWitt’s 2000 debut, The final Samurai, was once “destined to turn into a cult vintage” (Miramax). The enterprising writer offered the rights in twenty international locations, so “Why not only, ‘destined to develop into a classic?’” (Garth danger Hallberg) And why needs to cultists inform the uninitiated it has not anything to do with Tom Cruise?
Sibylla, an American-at-Oxford grew to become free on London, reveals herself trapped as a unmarried mom after a erroneous one-night stand. High-minded ideas of child-rearing paintings disastrously good. J. S. Mill (taught Greek at 3) and Yo Yo Ma (Bach at ) claimed the equipment may paintings with any baby; whilst those be successful with the boy Ludo, he motives havoc in school and is domestic back in a month. (Is he a prodigy, a genius? Readers taking a look over Ludo’s shoulder locate themselves simply interpreting Greek and more.) missing male function types for a fatherless boy, Sibylla turns to unending replays of Kurosawa’s masterpiece Seven Samurai. yet Ludo is keen about the only factor he desires and doesn’t be aware of: his father’s identify. At 11, encouraged by way of his personal tackle the vintage movie, he units out on a mystery quest for the daddy he by no means knew. He’ll be punched, sliced, and threatened with retribution. He would possibly not reside to determine twelve. Or he could discover a actual samurai and keep a mom who thinks boredom a destiny worse than death.
By Lionel Trilling
Released in 1947, because the chilly warfare used to be heating up, Lionel Trilling’s purely novel used to be a prophetic reckoning with the sour ideological disputes that have been to return to a head within the McCarthy period. The center of the Journey revolves round a political turncoat and the anger his motion awakens between a bunch of intellectuals summering in Connecticut. the tale, besides the fact that, is much less eager about the rights and wrongs of left and correct than with a lack of integrity on the very middle of the controversy. definitely the hero, John Laskell, staging a sluggish restoration from the dying of his lover and a near-fatal disorder of his personal, involves suspect that the conflicts and commitments concerned are little greater than a distraction from the genuine duties, and terrors, of the typical world.
A unique, occasionally slyly funny, photograph of the manners and mores of the intelligentsia, in addition to a piece of bizarre tenderness and eventually tragic import, The center of the Journey is a unique of rules whose quiet resonance has merely grown with time. it is a deeply troubling exam of the USA via considered one of its maximum critics.
The Warden, written via Anthony Trollope, is the 1st booklet within the vintage sequence The Chronicles of Barsetshire. The booklet facilities round an aged Warden at a clinic in Barsetshire.
By Tony Burns
Ursula okay. Le Guin's The Dispossessed is of curiosity to political theorists partially as a result of its organization with anarchism and in part since it is assumed to symbolize a turning element within the background of utopian/dystopian political idea and literature and of technology fiction. released in 1974, it marked a revival of utopianism after a long time of dystopian writing. in keeping with this commonly authorized view The Dispossessed represents a brand new form of literary utopia, which Tom Moylan calls a 'critical utopia.' the current paintings demanding situations this studying of The Dispossessed and its position within the histories of utopian/dystopian literature and technology fiction. It explores the variation among conventional literary utopia and novels and means that The Dispossessed isn't a literary utopia yet a singular approximately utopianism in politics. Le Guin's matters have extra to do with these of the novelists of the nineteenth century writing within the culture of ecu Realism than they do with the technology fiction or utopian literature. It additionally claims that her thought of the unconventional has an affinity with the traditional Greek tragedy. this suggests that there's a conservatism in Le Guin's paintings as an artistic author, or as a novelist, which inserts uneasily along with her own dedication to anarchism.
By Toni Morrison
Within the iciness of 1926, whilst all people far and wide sees not anything yet good stuff forward, Joe hint, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra good looks items, shoots his teenage lover to dying. on the funeral, Joe’s spouse, Violet, assaults the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound tale of affection and obsession brings us from side to side in time, as a story is assembled from the feelings, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black city lifestyles.
By Maryanne O'Hara
A locked field and a deathbed promise. A city threatened with extinction via flooding.
And a raft of adverse own decisions.
"What will we need to quit to be whom we yearn to be? CASCADE unfolds like a Shakespearean tragedy,with an finishing you will not see coming." The Boston Globe
"Gorgeously written and related to, Cascade explores the age-old clash among a woman's perceived accountability and her private desires." humans journal, humans Pick
- The Boston Globe booklet membership - Inaugural Pick
- People journal "People decide of the Week"
- People journal "Great Reads, New in Paperback"
- MLA "Must learn" Fiction Honors
- Finalist, Massachusetts publication Award
- Slate journal "Best Books," "Best summer season Reads″
- WBUR Radio Boston: sturdy Reads for Summer
- Boston Globe "Best of the New″
- Library magazine "Best Bet"
By S.D. Perry
Zombies. Mutant animals. Bioengineered guns and surgically better monsters. mystery labs and common conspiracies. It appeared most unlikely, yet Kill Valentine and her teammates one of the S.T.A.R.S. had noticeable all of it firsthand while the Umbrella company grew to become Raccoon urban right into a staging floor for the main insidious genetic experiments ever conceived. in any case she's been via, Valentine is able to depart that distant mountain neighborhood ceaselessly. yet Umbrella is not entire with Raccoon urban. an excessive amount of facts in their unethical and immoral learn nonetheless exists. It has to be recovered or destroyed -- and speedy -- earlier than it may be traced again to Umbrella. And with William Birkin's mutagenic virus already spreading throughout the urban like wildfire, drastic measures are wanted. lower than hide of evening, mercenary groups have entered the town, besides whatever else -- Umbrella's failsafe: an developed model of its Tyrant-class killing machines, a deadly creature code-named Nemesis. Now Nemesis is at the hunt. And Jill Valentine is set to develop into prey.
By Brian Haig
Within the worst case of treason in U.S. background, normal William Morrison has been charged with a panoramic array of crimes. Oddsmakers supply Sean Drummond 0 likelihood of saving his consumer from a loss of life sentence. even though, his legal responsibility runs deeper than just expert: Morrison's spouse, a CIA government, has begged Sean to save lots of her husband, and Drummond does not are looking to disappoint his past love. regardless of ever-more-damning intelligence leaks that paint Morrison as worse than Bene- dict Arnold, Drummond bulls forward and springs to suspect that this easy case of treason is really a chess online game being performed on the maximum degrees by means of the simplest and brightest-one within which Morrison is in basic terms a pawn.