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The Fourth Protocol

The chilling thriller from an international bestselling phenomenon**.**
Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare.
A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation. MI5 investigator John Preston, working against the most urgent of deadlines, leads an operation to prevent the act of murderous destruction aimed at tumbling Britain into revolution…
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### Recensione
“A triumph… as good as any Forsyth since the jackal” (*The Times*)
“Forsyth’s best book so far” (*Washington Post*)
“The most fascinating, informative and suspenseful spy novel since le Carre’s *The Little Drummer Girl*” (*Irish Press*)
### Descrizione del libro
The chilling story of nuclear threat from an international bestselling phenomenon

The Fourth Political Theory

All the political systems of the modern age have been the products of three distinct ideologies: the first, and oldest, is liberal democracy; the second is Marxism; and the third is fascism. The latter two have long since failed and passed out of the pages of history, and the first no longer operates as an ideology, but rather as something taken for granted. The world today finds itself on the brink of a post-political reality – one in which the values of liberalism are so deeply embedded that the average person is not aware that there is an ideology at work around him. As a result, liberalism is threatening to monopolise political discourse and drown the world in a universal sameness, destroying everything that makes the various cultures and peoples unique. According to Alexander Dugin, what is needed to break through this morass is a fourth ideology – one that will sift through the debris of the first three to look for elements that might be useful, but that remains innovative and unique in itself. Dugin does not offer a point-by-point program for this new theory, but rather outlines the parameters within which it might develop and the issues which it must address. Dugin foresees that the Fourth Political Theory will use the tools and concepts of modernity against itself, to bring about a return of cultural diversity against commercialisation, as well as the traditional worldview of all the peoples of the world – albeit within an entirely new context. Written by a scholar who is actively influencing the direction of Russian geopolitical strategy today, The Fourth Political Theory is an introduction to an idea that may well shape the course of the world’s political future. Alexander Dugin (b. 1962) is one of the best-known writers and political commentators in post-Soviet Russia. In addition to the many books he has authored on political, philosophical and spiritual topics, he currently serves on the staff of Moscow State University, and is the intellectual leader of the Eurasia Movement. For more than a decade, he has also been an advisor to Vladimir Putin and others in the Kremlin on geopolitical matters, being a vocal advocate of a return of Russian power to the global stage, to act as a counterweight to American domination.
(source: Bol.com)

Four: A Divergent Collection

Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias Eaton’s point of view.
DIVERGENT, INSURGENT and ALLEGIANT were major blockbuster movies in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as “Four” in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character’s backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton’s life.
The first three pieces in this volume – “The Transfer,” “The Initiate,” and “The Son” – follow Tobias’s transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions.
The fourth story, “The Traitor,” runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty – and love – that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.
Exclusive scenes included!
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### Recensione
Praise for Divergent:
“The next big thing.” (Rolling Stone )
“If you like Hunger Games & Twilight, then get stoked for DIVERGENT! Trust us on this―this baby is going to blow up BIG! And if you chose to remain factionless, then you’re gonna be one lonely soul.” (PerezHilton.com )
“A memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away” – Publishers Weekly
“A taut and shiveringly exciting read! Tris is exactly the sort of unflinching and fierce heroine I love. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely
“DIVERGENT is a captivating, fascinating book that kept me in constant suspense and was never short on surprises. It will be a long time before I quit thinking about this haunting vision of the future.” James Dashner, author of ‘The Maze Runner
### Sinossi
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias Eaton’s point of view.
DIVERGENT, INSURGENT and ALLEGIANT were major blockbuster movies in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as “Four” in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character’s backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton’s life.
The first three pieces in this volume – “The Transfer,” “The Initiate,” and “The Son” – follow Tobias’s transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions.
The fourth story, “The Traitor,” runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty – and love – that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.
Exclusive scenes included!

Four to Score

While working for her bail bondsman cousin, Vinnie, Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum finds herself hot on the trail of a revenge-seeking waitress who seems to be leaving a wide swath of murder and mayhem wherever she goes. Reprint. Tour.
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Four Blind Mice

EDITORIAL REVIEW: On the verge of resigning from the D.C. police force, Detective Alex Cross knows he can’t refuse this case. His partner John Sampson has a friend who has been framed for murder and is facing the gas chamber. His accusers? The United States Army. As a new woman in Cross’s life brings him hope in the face of a devastating loss at home, Cross and Sampson go up against codes of honor and silence and three ruthless killers. But a bigger threat lies in wait: Their controller, a lethal genius who will introduce Cross to new depths of terror . . the last of the FOUR BLIND MICE. (2002)

The fountainhead

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **A special edition hardcover in celebration of Ayn Rand’s centennial.** When it was first published in 1943, *The Fountainhead*–containing Ayn Rand’s daringly original literary vision with the seeds of her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism—won immediate worldwide acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This centennial edition of *The Fountainhead*, celebrating the controversial and eduring legacy of its author, features an afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, offering some of Ayn Rand’s personal notes on the development of her masterwork.

Foundations of PyGTK Development

There are only two mainstream solutions for building the graphical interface of Linux-based desktop applications, and GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit) is one of them. It is a necessary technology for all Linux programmers. This book guides the reader through the complexities of GTK+, laying the groundwork that allows the reader to make the leap from novice to professional. Beginning with an overview of key topics such as widget choice, placement, and behavior, readers move on to learn about more advanced issues. Replete with real-world examples, the developer can quickly take advantages of the concepts presented within to begin building his own projects.

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Foundation’s Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov

An anthology of original science fiction honoring Isaac Asimov’s 50th anniversary in the genre.
Contents:
The nonmetallic Isaac or it’s a wonderful life / Ben Bova —
Strip-runner / Pamela Sargent —
The asenion solution / Robert Silverberg —
Murder in the urth degree / Edward Wellen —
Trantor falls / Harry Turtledove —
Dilemma / Connie Willis —
Maureen Birnbaum after dark / George Alec Effinger —
Balance / Mike Resnick —
The present eternal / Barry N. Malzberg —
PAPPI / Sheila Finch.
The reunion at the mile-high / Frederik Pohl —
Plato’s cave / Poul Anderson —
Foundation’s conscience / George Zebrowski —
Carhunters of the concrete prairie / Robert Sheckley —
The overheard conversation / Edward D. Hoch —
Blot / Hal Clement —
The fourth law of robotics / Harry Harrison —
The originist / Orson Scott Card —
Afterword, a word or two from Janet / Janet Jeppson Asimov —
Afterword: fifty years / Isaac Asimov.
Isaac’s favorite stories:
The immortal bard —
The ugly little boy —
The last question. Appreciations and memoirs: Susan and Bayta and me / Karen Anderson —
An appreciation / Poul Anderson —
My brother Isaac / Stanley Asimov —
Isaac / Ben Bova —
An unwritten letter to our dear friend Isaac Asimov / Catherine Crook de Camp —
Isaac and I / L. Sprague de Camp —
Isaac Asimov / Gordon R. Dickson —
Isaac / Harlan Ellison —
Appreciation of Isaac Asimov / Sheila Finch —
In memoriam / Martin H. Greenberg —
Isaac Asimov, mystery writer —
Edward D. Hoch —
From the heart’s basement / Barry N. Malzberg.
In memoriam / Shawna McCarthy —
Part of my life / Frederik Poul —
An appreciation of Isaac / Mike Resnick —
Isaac Asimov / Carl Sagan —
Isaac Asimov: an appreciation / Pamela Sargent —
An Asimov appreciation / Stanley Schmidt —
Refections on Isaac / Robert Silverberg —
Isaac / Janet Asimov —
Isaac Asimov: an affectionate memory / Norman Spinrad —
Appreciation of Isaac / Edward Wellen —
In memoriam / Sheila Williams —
Our mutual friend / Connie Willis —
The last interview — George Zebrowski.

Foundation’s Edge

Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly. Too perfectly. Now an impossible planet — with impossible powers — threatens to upset the Seldon Plan for good unless two men, sworn enemies, can work together to save it!
*From the Paperback edition.*
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### Recensione
‘One of the most staggering achievements in modern SF’
The Times
‘Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age…It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov’
Carl Sagan
‘Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction’
Daily Telegraph
‘Asimov’s career was one of the most formidable in science fiction’
The Times
### Sinossi
Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly. Too perfectly. Now an impossible planet — with impossible powers — threatens to upset the Seldon Plan for good unless two men, sworn enemies, can work together to save it!
*From the Paperback edition.*

Foundation and Empire

Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series #2) by Isaac Asimov
**The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity’s light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.**
Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire—still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire’s glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.
But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule—a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets…a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave.

Foundation and earth

The fifth novel in Asimov’s popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man’s fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.
*From the Paperback edition.*
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### Recensione
‘One of the most staggering achievements in modern SF’
The Times
### Sinossi
The fifth novel in Asimov’s popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man’s fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.
*From the Paperback edition.*

Foundation

The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov’s iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon’s two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, …

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Foul Play

When Amy Klasse loses her TV job to a dancing chicken, handsome veterinarian Jake Elliott rescues her with an offer to be his receptionist. Jake just can’t resist a damsel in distress, and Amy certainly doesn’t mind Jake’s charming sincerity.
Then suddenly the job-stealing chicken disappears and Amy is suspected of foul play. Amy and Jake search for clues to prove her innocence. But will Jake be able to prove to Amy that love, too, is a mystery worth solving?
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### Sinossi
When Amy Klasse loses her TV job to a dancing chicken, handsome veterinarian Jake Elliott rescues her with an offer to be his receptionist. Jake just can’t resist a damsel in distress, and Amy certainly doesn’t mind Jake’s charming sincerity.
Then suddenly the job-stealing chicken disappears and Amy is suspected of foul play. Amy and Jake search for clues to prove her innocence. But will Jake be able to prove to Amy that love, too, is a mystery worth solving?
### L’autore
Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple *Romantic Times* awards, including Lifetime Achievement. She is also a long-standing member of RWA.

Foucault’s pendulum

SUMMARY: “As brilliant and quirky as THE NAME OF THE ROSE, as mischievous and wide-raning….A virtuoso performance.”THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEThree clever book editors, inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years befoe, decide to have a little fun. Randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entires, they think they are creating a long lazy game–until the game starts taking over….Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco–or indeed anyone–has ever devised.

Forward the Foundation

Here, from a grand master of science fiction, is the long awaited final novel of the greatest series ever told. Completed just before his death, *Forward The Foundation* is the crowning achievement of a great writer’s life, a stirring testament to the creative genius of Isaac Asimov.
As Hari Seldon struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory and ensure a place for humanity among the stars, the great Galactic Empire totters on the brink of apocalyptic collapse. Caught in the maelstrom are Seldon and all he holds dear, pawns in the struggle for dominance. Whoever can control Seldon will control psychohistory—and with it the future of the Galaxy.
Among those seeking to turn psychohistory into the greatest weapon known to man are a populist political demagogue, the weak-willed Emperor Cleon I, and a ruthless militaristic general. In his last act of service to humankind, Hari Seldon must somehow save his life’s work from their grasp as he searches for is true heirs—a search the begins with his own granddaughter and the dream of a new Foundation.