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In a Gilded Cage

In a Gilded Cage (Molly Murphy Series #8) by Rhys Bowen
**Rhys Bowen’s award-winning series combines thrilling historical events with truly beguiling characters—under the most mysterious circumstances…**
***IN A GILDED CAGE***
It’s Easter Sunday 1918, and Irish immigrant Molly Murphy has agreed to march down Fifth Avenue with the sign-wielding suffragettes from Vassar—a civil act of protest that lands her in jail. Molly’s betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan, manages to spring her from the clink, though his hands are full dealing with Chinese opium gangs. But as soon as she’s free, Molly marches straight into trouble again. Two of the Vassar alumni need Molly’s help as a private investigator. One believes her uncle is cheating her out of an inheritance; the other suspects her husband is cheating with other women. And when one of the clients dies—presumably from influenza, which is sweeping the city—Molly takes to the streets once more. Not to win the right for women to vote, but to reveal the wrongs of some very evil men…
**“Delightful…Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavor of early 20th-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.”**
**—*Publishers Weekly***

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Includes – ‘A Sherlockiana Primer’ by Christopher Roden; ‘The Horror of the Many Faces’ by Tim Lebbon; ‘The Case of the Bloodless Sock’ by Anne Perry; ‘The Adventure of the Other Detective’ by Bradley H. Sinor; ‘A Scandal in Montreal’ by Edward D. Hoch; ‘The Adventure of the Field Theorems’ by Vonda N. McIntyre; ‘The Adventure of the Death-Fetch’ by Darrell Schweitzer; ‘The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland’ by Mary Robinette Kowal; ‘The Adventure of the Mummy’s Curse’ by H. Paul Jeffers; ‘The Things That Shall Come Upon Them’ by Barbara Roden; ‘Murder to Music’ by Anthony Burgesss; ‘The Adventure of the Inertial Adjustor’ by Stephen Baxter; ‘Mrs; Hudson’s Case’ by Laurie R. King; ‘The Singular Habits of Wasps’ by Geoffrey A. Landis; ‘The Affair of the 46th Birthday’ by Amy Myers; ‘The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey’ by Peter Tremayne; ‘The Vale of the White Horse’ by Sharyn McCrumb; ‘The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger’ by Michael Moorcock; ‘The Adventure of the Lost World’ by Dominic Green; ‘The Adventure of the Antiquarian’s Niece’ by Barbara Hambly; ‘Dynamics of a Hanging’ by Tony Pi; ‘Merridew of Abominable Memory’ by Chris Roberson; ‘Commonplaces’ by Naomi Novik; ‘The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil’s Cape’ by Rob Rogers; ‘The Adventure of the Green Skull’ by Mark Valentine; ‘The Human Mystery’ by Tanith Lee; ‘A Study in Emerald’ by Neil Gaiman; ‘You See But You Do Not Observe’ by Robert J. Sawyer.

Imprisoned Match

[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, light bondage, HEA] Anna Valdez is leading a double life that will surely land her in jail. Since the age of eighteen, Anna has been on a path of revenge to make those pay who are responsible for her familys death. Unbeknownst to Anna, her best friend has created a profile on a menage dating website in hopes of pushing her into having a life. Both paths lead her to the town of Triple, where Elliott and Mitch Braxton are at odds about meeting their perfect match. Elliott thinks its time that his brother return to the life of the living after ten years in prison. Mitch disagrees—that is, until he meets up with Anna. Trying to keep them at arm’s length proves impossible, especially when they find out shes not exactly who she says she is. Can Elliott and Mitch convince Anna that being imprisoned in their love is a better choice? Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
(source: Bol.com)

Implementing DirectAccess With Windows Server 2016

Learn how to design, plan, implement, and support a secure remote access solution using DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016. Remote Access has been included in the Windows operating system for many years. With each new operating system release, new features and capabilities have been included to allow network engineers and security administrators to provide remote access in a secure and cost-effective manner.
DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016 provides seamless and transparent, always on remote network connectivity for managed Windows devices. DirectAccess is built on commonly deployed Windows platform technologies and is designed to streamline and simplify the remote access experience for end users. In addition, DirectAccess connectivity is bidirectional, allowing administrators to more effectively manage and secure their field-based assets.
*Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016* provides a high-level overview of how DirectAccess works. The vision and evolution of DirectAccess are outlined and business cases and market drivers are explained. DirectAccess is evaluated against traditional VPN and this book describes the Windows platform technologies that underpin this solution. In addition, this book:
* Explains how the technology works and the specific IT pain points that it addresses
* Includes detailed, prescriptive guidance for those tasked with implementing DirectAccess using Windows Server 2016
* Addresses real-world deployment scenarios for small and large organizations
* Contains valuable tips, tricks, and implementation best practices for security and performance< **What you’ll learn** * A high-level understanding of the various remote access technologies included in Windows Server 2016. * Common uses cases for remote access, and how best to deploy them in a secure, stable, reliable, and highly available manner. * Valuable insight in to design best practices and learn how to implement DirectAccess and VPN with Windows Server 2016 according to deployment best practices. **Who This Book Is For** IT administrators, network, and security administrators and engineers, systems management professionals, compliance auditors, and IT executive management (CIO, CISO) are the target audience for this title.

Imperium

Ryszard Kapuscinski’s last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war — prompted John le Carre to call the author ”the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage.” Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire in our time.

He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland’s eastern frontier (”something dreadful and incomprehensible…in this world that I enter at seven years of age”), and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across a snow-covered and desolate Siberia, and through the Soviet Union’s seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the ”stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power.”

Between 1989 and 1991, Kapuscinski made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia (where ”nature pals it up with the executioner”), from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to Understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire.

Bringing the book to a close is a collection of notes which, Kapuscinski writes, ”arose in the margins of my journeys” — reflections on the state of the ex-USSR and on his experience of having watched its fate unfold ”on the screen of a television set…as well as on the screen of the country’s ordinary, daily reality, which surrounded me during my travels.” It is this ”schizophrenic perception in two different dimensions” that enabled Kapuscinski to discover and illuminate the most telling features of a society in dire turmoil.

Imperium is a remarkable work from one of the most original and sharply perceptive interpreters of our world — galvanizing narrative deeply informed by Kapuscinski’s limitless curiosity and his passion for truth, and suffused with his vivid sense of the overwhelming importance of history as it is lived, and of our constantly shifting places within it.

**Recensie(s)**

‘Kapuscinski’s writing has achieved the status of literature.’ Daily Telegraph -‘The most passionate, engaging and historically profound account of the Soviet empire that I have read.’ Michael Ignatieff -‘Russia was a real threat which hung over the early part of Kapuscinski’s life. It is hardly surprising that he understands Russia better, and writes about the country with greater clarity and beauty, than those who know Russia only as an abstraction.’ Spectator
(source: Bol.com)

Imperium

Imperium (Versione italiana) by Robert Harris
Tra i grandi personaggi dell’antica Roma, nessuno è stato più geniale e controverso di Marco Tullio Cicerone. Eppure ben pochi avrebbero scommesso sul suo futuro quando, all’età di ventisette anni, scelse di lanciarsi nell’infido e violento mondo della politica, deciso a raggiungere con ogni mezzo l’ imperium , il sommo potere statale. A raccontare la sua straordinaria vicenda umana è in queste pagine il fedele Tirone, il segretario particolare sempre al suo fianco nei momenti più radiosi e in quelli più difficili, testimone dei suoi incontri privati e latore dei suoi messaggi segreti. Robert Harris ci consegna un ritratto di Cicerone ben diverso dal personaggio solenne che noi conosciamo. Imperium è un grande romanzo che ci svela i retroscena di una realtà fatta di intrighi e di corruzione, singolarmente affine alla nostra. Un affresco ricchissimo e drammatico che mette a nudo i meccanismi della lotta per il potere e le componenti dell’ambizione politica, una rigorosa ricostruzione storica da leggere come un thriller appassionante.

Imperial Magic

The Great Northern Emperor Returns!
Ewoud Rhonarida needs experience, or so his father insists. Tycho sends his son east, to the trading center of Kehlibar vlee. There, Ewoud must learn to balance deference with duty. When he fails, it costs one man his life and endangers more.
But Ewoud attracts the attention of the Great Northern Emperor. This could be a boon. Or it could signal the undoing of the Galnaar family.
Tycho labored to remain unnoticed. Will his son’s fame be the family’s ruin?
A short novel, 72,000 words.

Imperial Bedrooms

Bret Easton Ellis’s debut, *Less Than Zero,* is one of the signal novels of the last thirty years, and he now follows those infamous teenagers into an even more desperate middle age.
Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and he’s soon drifting through a long-familiar circle. Blair, his former girlfriend, is married to Trent, an influential manager who’s still a bisexual philanderer, and their Beverly Hills parties attract various levels of fame, fortune and power. Then there’s Clay’s childhood friend Julian, a recovering addict, and their old dealer, Rip, face-lifted beyond recognition and seemingly even more sinister than in his notorious past.
But Clay’s own demons emerge once he meets a gorgeous young actress determined to win a role in his movie. And when his life careens completely out of control, he has no choice but to plumb the darkest recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.
A genuine literary event.
*From the Hardcover edition.*

The Imperfectionists

Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, Tom Rachman’s wry, vibrant debut follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English language newspaper as they struggle to keep it—and themselves—afloat.
Fifty years and many changes have ensued since the paper was founded by an enigmatic millionaire, and now, amid the stained carpeting and dingy office furniture, the staff’s personal dramas seem far more important than the daily headlines. Kathleen, the imperious editor in chief, is smarting from a betrayal in her open marriage; Arthur, the lazy obituary writer, is transformed by a personal tragedy; Abby, the embattled financial officer, discovers that her job cuts and her love life are intertwined in a most unexpected way. Out in the field, a veteran Paris freelancer goes to desperate lengths for his next byline, while the new Cairo stringer is mercilessly manipulated by an outrageous war correspondent with an outsize ego. And in the shadows is the isolated young publisher who pays more attention to his prized basset hound, Schopenhauer, than to the fate of his family’s quirky newspaper.
As the era of print news gives way to the Internet age and this imperfect crew stumbles toward an uncertain future, the paper’s rich history is revealed, including the surprising truth about its founder’s intentions.
Spirited, moving, and highly original, The Imperfectionists will establish Tom Rachman as one of our most perceptive, assured literary talents.

An Imperfect Witch

The tattoos on your heart matter more than the ones on your skin.
Two years ago, Lizard Monroe was Berkeley’s newest delinquent on parole. Now she’s a hot young realtor with a great life, an awesome guy, and enough friends to chase away the ghosts of her past.
Almost.
The crystal ball has spoken – life isn’t done messing with her yet. And neither is the need brewing in the eyes of the man she loves. The eve of Halloween approaches. And whatever the sexy poet realtor wants to believe, moving beyond your past isn’t the same as facing the future.
This is the first book in my new Witch Central series, featuring my well-loved clan of modern witches and those who love them. Light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won’t want to leave.
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Immovable Heart Unstoppable Mind

In his twenty years in the health and fitness industry, David Zappasodi has witnessed many frustrated people searching for the perfect health regimen. They embraced new trends and made great efforts, and yet long-term success continually eluded them. He realized that certain patterns were keeping these people in an ever-deepening rut, and he was determined to do something about it.So Zappasodi developed a new approach: Optimal health is natural and already exists within us. When we focus on cultivating our goals in the present, rather than achieving them in the future, our health program becomes an exercise in expanding what we*do* have, rather than a vehicle to something we *don’t* have. Long-term success is then possible.*Immovable Heart, Unstoppable Mind* is Zappasodi’s guide to holistic health of the mind, body and spirit. He presents six essential practices that must be applied if we’re to experience true health, and through practical exercises he helps you implement them in your daily life. Zappasodi does not promise fast results, but as any fad dieter knows, fast results rarely last. Instead, he teaches you how to approach diet and exercise with a new, process-centered mentality. The result is long-lasting health and fulfillment.
(source: Bol.com)

The Immortals Trilogy Books 1-3: Tales of Immortality, Resurrection and the Rapture (BOX SET)

The Immortality Trilogy is three separate books. At it’s heart, its a story about the immortal descendants of Noah, Angels and even a few Demons. Thousands of years of alliances and under the table deals between the Almighty and his Angels come full circle as the three books move along to a thrilling denuma.
BOOK 1: THE CALLING TREE: A TALE OF IMMORTALITY
Immortality comes in several packages. Biological Immortality is defined as the absence of aging. This sounds nice doesn’t it? Living forever without getting sick or acquiring a wrinkle. On the surface maybe, but it makes no guarantees on the subject of getting hit by a bus.
Another popular option is the Greek philosophical view of the immortal soul. This option compensates for the bus with regenerative powers often associated with the Gods, or Angels.
The Calling Tree follows both types as they cross paths with each other and a third creature, the Short-Timers. This final group being made up of you and me, simple mortals. It wouldn’t be much of a story without us would it?
BOOK 2: THE CONDUIT: A TALE OF RESURRECTION
For Edward immortality has been very lonely of late. After several decades in hiding, he’s surfaced to find scarcely any of his kind left. Most importantly, his beloved Beatrix would appear to have succumbed to the sands of time. Curious to learn what might have befallen her, he stalks the last two immortals, Arron and his daughter Jennifer, in hopes of learning her fate.
Things are about to get a lot less lonely for dear old Edward. He’s stumbled into a battleground between light and darkness. While this particular war has been going on since before the biblical flood, Edward will have to sort out the puzzle quickly, or join his friends in the afterlife. On that subject, Arron’s daughter may have a few ideas of her own. It would seem Jennifer Faust is convinced that the gates of Hell have a revolving door, not a padlock.
BOOK 3: THE AGREEMENT: A TALE OF THE RAPTURE
The gang reunites and strikes a bargain with Gabriel to travel to Hades to retrieve his fallen angel. All this must occur before the trumpets blare or the Agreement is considered null and void. It makes sense after all, the Rapture is the end.
THE AGREEMENT is available in this BOX SET ONLY and cannot be purchased separately.
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Imitation in Death

No matter how many times you looked at the horror man inflicted on man, you never saw it all. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas stood over what had once been a woman, she wondered when she would see worse than this.’ The summer of 2059 is drawing to a sweaty close when a killer makes his debut with the slashing and mutilation of a prostitute. He leaves behind a note addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, commending her work and inviting her to participate in his game…and signs it “Jack.” Now Eve is on the trail of a serial killer who knows as much about the history of murder as she does, and he’s paying homage to some of history’s most vicious, and infamous, killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. But who will he choose to emulate next? And will Eve be able to stop him before he decides to finish the game by coming after her?

Imajica

A book of revelations. A seamless tapestry of erotic passion, thwarted ambition and mythic horror. Clive Barker takes us on a voyage to worlds beyond our knowledge, but within our grasp. John Furie Zacharias, known as Gentle, a master forger whose life is a series of lies. Judith Odell, a beautiful woman desired by three powerful men, but belonging to none of them. Pie’oh’pah, a mysterious assassin who deals in love as well as death. These three are united in a desperate search for the heart of a universal mystery, and will find the truth that lies in a place as mysterious as the face of God, and as secret as the human soul. They discover the Imajica. Imajica is many things: an epic novel of vast panoramas and intimate, obsessive passions, embracing ghosts and reflections as well as the human and the divine.

Imagine: How Creativity Works

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output?
From the *New York Times *best-selling author of *How We Decide* comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative “types,” Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively.
Lehrer reveals the importance of embracing the rut, thinking like a child, daydreaming productively, and adopting an outsider’s perspective (travel helps). He unveils the optimal mix of old and new partners in any creative collaboration, and explains why criticism is essential to the process. Then he zooms out to show how we can make our neighborhoods more vibrant, our companies more productive, and our schools more effective.
You’ll learn about Bob Dylan’s writing habits and the drug addictions of poets. You’ll meet a Manhattan bartender who thinks like a chemist, and an autistic surfer who invented an entirely new surfing move. You’ll see why Elizabethan England experienced a creative explosion, and how Pixar’s office space is designed to spark the next big leap in animation.
Collapsing the layers separating the neuron from the finished symphony, *Imagine *reveals the deep inventiveness of the human mind, and its essential role in our increasingly complex world.
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Im Land Der Letzten Dinge

A Journey in a post-apocolyptic urban street setting, possibly New York, where protagonist Anna Blume is searching for her brother, William.