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Taken at the flood

Een man keert terug uit de dood, en het lichaam van een mysterieuze vreemdeling wordt aangetroffen in zijn kamer … Een paar weken na het huwelijk met een aantrekkelijke jonge weduwe, Gordon Cloade wordt tragisch gedood door een bomaanslag in de Londense blitz. ‘S nachts, de voormalige mevrouw Underhay vindt zichzelf in enige bezit van de Cloade familiefortuin. Kort daarna, Hercule Poirot krijgt een bezoek van de dode zuster-in-law, die beweert dat ze is gewaarschuwd door ‘geesten’ die mevrouw Underhay eerste man nog leeft. Poirot heeft zijn vermoedens als hij wordt gevraagd om een ​​vermiste persoon alleen laten leiden door de geestelijke wereld te vinden. Maar wat onbegrijpelijk Poirot meest aanspreekt is de vrouw ware motief voor hem naderen …
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One of the best… her gift for blending the cosy with the macabre has seldom been more in evidence than it is here.’ Elizabeth Bowen, Tatler Told briskly, vivaciously, and with ever-fertile imagination.’ Manchester Evening News One of the better Christies… Don’t miss.’ New York Herald Tribune
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Tai-Pan

* Tai-Pan by James Clavell
**“A fabulous epic of the Far East that will disturb and excite you . . . a thrilling and enticing tale of adventure and human relationships . . . dramatic episodes, exotic vignettes and heady descriptive passages.”—*Baltimore Sun*****
It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler…Tai-Pan!
**Praise for *Tai-Pan***
“Unforgettable.”**—Chicago Tribune
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“[James] Clavell is, as always, a matchless tale-spinner.”**—*Cosmopolitan
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**“Every five or six years there appears on the horizon a book so vast in scope, so peopled with bold, colorful characters, it eclipses other efforts. . . . Such a book is *Tai-Pan*.”**—*Pittsburgh Press*****
“Grand entertainment…packed with action…gaudy and flanboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder…fresh and vigorous.” **—*The *******New York Times***
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t zero

A collection of stories about time, space, and the evolution of the universe in which the author blends mathematics with poetic imagination. “Calvino does what very few writers can do: he describes imaginary worlds with the most extraordinary precision and beauty” (Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books). Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Systems Programming in Unix/Linux

Covering all the essential components of Unix/Linux, including process management, concurrent programming, timer and time service, file systems and network programming, this textbook emphasizes programming practice in the Unix/Linux environment. Systems Programming in Unix/Linux is intended as a textbook for systems programming courses in technically-oriented Computer Science/Engineering curricula that emphasize both theory and programming practice. The book contains many detailed working example programs with complete source code. It is also suitable for self-study by advanced programmers and computer enthusiasts.

Systems programming is an indispensable part of Computer Science/Engineering education. After taking an introductory programming course, this book is meant to further knowledge by detailing how dynamic data structures are used in practice, using programming exercises and programming projects on such topics as C structures, pointers, link lists and trees.

This book provides a wide range of knowledge about computer system

software and advanced programming skills, allowing readers to interface with operating

system kernel, make efficient use of system resources and develop application software.

It also prepares readers with the needed background to pursue advanced studies in

Computer Science/Engineering, such as operating systems, embedded systems, database

systems, data mining, artificial intelligence, computer networks, network security,

distributed and parallel computing.

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The system of the world

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ‘Tis done. The world is a most confused and unsteady place — especially London, center of finance, innovation, and conspiracy — in the year 1714, when Daniel Waterhouse makes his less-than-triumphant return to England’s shores. Aging Puritan and Natural Philosopher, confidant of the high and mighty and contemporary of the most brilliant minds of the age, he has braved the merciless sea and an assault by the infamous pirate Blackbeard to help mend the rift between two adversarial geniuses at a princess’s behest. But while much has changed outwardly, the duplicity and danger that once drove Daniel to the American Colonies is still coin of the British realm. No sooner has Daniel set foot on his homeland when he is embroiled in a dark conflict that has been raging in the shadows for decades. It is a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint and closet alchemist Isaac Newton and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a. Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds. Hostilities are suddenly moving to a new and more volatile level, as Half-Cocked Jack plots a daring assault on the Tower itself, aiming for nothing less than the total corruption of Britain’s newborn monetary system. Unbeknownst to all, it is love that set the Coiner on his traitorous course; the desperate need to protect the woman of his heart — the remarkable Eliza, Duchess of Arcachon-Qwghlm — from those who would destroy her should he fail. Meanwhile, Daniel Waterhouse and his Clubb of unlikely cronies comb city and country for clues to the identity of the blackguard who is attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with Infernal Devices — as political factions jockey for position while awaiting the impending death of the ailing queen; as the “holy grail” of alchemy, the key to life eternal, tantalizes and continues to elude Isaac Newton, yet is closer than he ever imagined; as the greatest technological innovation in history slowly takes shape in Waterhouse’s manufactory. Everything that was will be changed forever … The System of the World is the concluding volume in Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle, begun with Quicksilver and continued in The Confusion.

The Synchronicity Key

In The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations David Wilcock exposed some of the greatest scientific secrets of our time, from DNA transformation to multidimensional time, to unlock the mysteries mankind have always struggled to answer: who are we, how did we get here and where are we going? In The Synchronicity Key David Wilcock goes beyond this new understanding to investigate how our universe works. Using history and astrology, as well as new research into fractals, spiritual geometry and quantum physics, Wilcock demonstrates that there is a hidden architecture within time which guides individuals and nations through a system of enlightenment (which Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey). Historical events occur in shockingly precise and repeating cycles of time and once the hidden laws governing our fate through seemingly random ‘synchronicity’ are identified we are left with a remarkable blueprint of how to lead our lives in an uncertain world. “Synchronicity is more than a happy accident. It is an effect of the connectivity of the universe. It is proof that everything is a part of a unified, connected whole. It is an affirmation of life.” David Wilcock’s understanding of the living fabric that binds the universe together is behind his knowledge of synchronicity, the connections between seemingly unrelated events, and how we are guided by it. Synchronicity is a means to awaken us to our true identity, the thoughts we think and the actions we take are being guided by hidden cycles that repeat throughout the universe and time. David Wilcock is our guide to this new world. In The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations David Wilcock exposed some of the greatest scientific secrets of our time, from DNA transformation to multidimensional time, to unlock the mysteries mankind have always struggled to answer: who are we, how did we get here and where are we going? In The Synchronicity Key David Wilcock goes beyond this new understanding to investigate how our universe works. Using history and astrology, as well as new research into fractals, spiritual geometry and quantum physics, Wilcock demonstrates that there is a hidden architecture within time which guides individuals and nations through a system of enlightenment (which Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey). Historical events occur in shockingly precise and repeating cycles of time and once the hidden laws governing our fate through seemingly random ‘synchronicity’ are identified we are left with a remarkable blueprint of how to lead our lives in an uncertain world. “Synchronicity is more than a happy accident. It is an effect of the connectivity of the universe. It is proof that everything is a part of a unified, connected whole. It is an affirmation of life.” David Wilcock’s understanding of the living fabric that binds the universe together is behind his knowledge of synchronicity, the connections between seemingly unrelated events, and how we are guided by it. Synchronicity is a means to awaken us to our true identity, the thoughts we think and the actions we take are being guided by hidden cycles that repeat throughout the universe and time. David Wilcock is our guide to this new world.

Sycamore Row

***John Grisham takes you back to where it all began . . .***

John Grisham’s *A Time to Kill* is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.

The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

In *Sycamore Row* , John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America’s favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly twenty-five years after the publication of *A Time to Kill*.
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Praise for THE LITIGATORS: ‘Grisham is brilliantly comic in a novel that is full of zest and brimming with memorable characters and rich storylines… The legal storylines are typically rich in social detail and instances of entertaining rascality… Away from his usual southern turf, Grisham is turned by Chicago into a more Dickensian writer, soft-hearted at times but predominantly funny… a brilliant comic set piece’ The Sunday Times ‘The Litigators is up there with the best of Grisham’s 25 novels… vintage Grisham. [His] style is direct and the result is a superbly plotted legal thriller’ Sunday Express ‘The Litigators is a thrilling romp through the murky world of lawsuits and shysters – rich and poor. Packed with [Grisham’s] signature twists and turns, not to mention lots of double-dealing, be careful if you’re reading The Litigators on the bus, you may just miss your stop’ Irish Independent
### About the Author
John Grisham is the author of twenty-six novels, four novels for children, one work of non-fiction, and one collection of short stories. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

Sworn to the Night

“Marie Reinhart is an NYPD detective on the trail of a serial killer. When she sleeps, though, she dreams of other lives; she dreams of being a knight, in strange wars and strange worlds. On the other side of the city, Nessa Roth is a college professor trapped in a loveless marriage, an unwilling prop in a political dynasty. She’s also a fledgling witch, weaving poppets and tiny spells behind closed doors. When Marie’s case draws her into Nessa’s path, sparks fly. What comes next is more than a furtive whirlwind affair; it’s the first pebbles of an avalanche. Nessa and Marie are the victims of a curse that has pursued them across countless lifetimes; a doom designed to trap them in a twisted living fairy tale, with their romance fated to end in misery and death. They aren’t going out without a fight. As they race to uncover the truth, forces are in motion across the country. In Las Vegas, a professional thief is sent on a deadly heist. In a Detroit back alley, witches gather under the guidance of a mysterious woman in red. Just outside New York, an abandoned zoo becomes the hunting-ground for servants of a savage and alien king. The occult underground is taking sides and forming lines of battle. Time is running out, and Nessa and Marie have one chance to save themselves, break the curse, and demand justice. This time, they’re writing their own ending.”–Back cover.

Swordsman’s Legacy

In need of a break from work and some recent near-death adventures, archaeologist Annja Creed visits France to indulge one of her greatest fantasies: finding D’Artagnan’s lost sword. The rapier was a gift from the reigning monarch and has been missing since the seventeenth century.And Ascher Vallois, one of Annja’s treasure-hunting friends, believes he has located the site of the relic.But when Annja meets with Vallois, she learns that he’s made a huge sacrifice to protect the sword and its secret from a relic hunter. Annja discovers that the artifact holds the key to a fortune. And the man won’t stop until he gets everything he wants—including Annja.

Swordfights & Lullabies

A bachelor curmudgeon, a Celtic witch, and an adorable wee girl with lavender eyes. Join them in the last days of the Swordfights & Lullabies tour – and see what love has wrought.
This is a short read, about the length of two chapters in the Modern Witch series books. Not a short story, really – more like a snapshot. The chance to share a few special moments with some of your favorite witches.
It should be read after A Celtic Witch. Enjoy!

The Sword

Trapped in a world that is neither life nor death, the great king watches and waits… He sees the half-elver boy Dain earn his place at the court of the Crown Prince Gavril–and the enmity of Gavril, whose heart is poisoned by dark magick. He sees the girl Alexeika rally the followers of her father, when the old rebel leader dies on the battlefield. He sees the evil that threatens his kingdom drawing ever nearer. And he knows that only these two–Dain and Alexeika–can fulfill the prophecy that will save the land.

The Sword of Shannara

The Sword of Shannara (Shannara Series #1) by Terry Brooks
Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revaled that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destory the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara—Shea being the last of the bloodline, upon whom all hope rested. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him….

SWORD IN THE STORM

Fierce and proud, the Rigante dwell deep in the green mountain lands, worshiping the gods of air and water, and the spirits of the earth.  Among them lives a warrior who bears the mark of fate. Born of the storm that slew his father, he is Connavar, and tales of his courage spread like wildfire.
The Seidh–a magical race as old as time–take note of the young warrior and cast a malignant shadow across his life. For soon a merciless army will cross the water, destroying forever the timeless rhythms of life among the Rigante.
Swearing to protect his people, Connavar embarks on a quest that will take him into the heart of the enemy. Along the way, he receives a gift: a sword as powerful and deadly as the Seidh who forged it. Thus he receives a name that will strike fear into the hearts of friend and foe alike–a name proclaiming a glorious and bitter destiny . . .
Demonblade.

Sword & Citadel

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The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe’s most remarkable work, hailed as “a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis” by *Publishers Weekly*, and “one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century” by T*he Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Sword & Citadel *brings together the final two books of the tetralogy in one volume:
*The Sword of the Lictor* is the third volume in Wolfe’s remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.
*The Citadel of the Autarch* brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth.
“Brilliant . . . terrific . . . a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art!”-*Philadelphia Inquirer*
“The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe’s] preeminence, pure and simple. . . . The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within . . . once into it, there is no stopping.”*–The New York Times Book Review*

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Outstanding…A major work of twentieth-century American literature. –The New York Times Book Review Wonderfully vivid and inventive…the most extraordinary hero in the history of the heroic epic. –Washington Post Book World Brilliant…terrific…a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art! –Philadelphia Inquirer Outstanding…A major work of twentieth-century American literature. The New York Times Book Review Wonderfully vivid and inventive…the most extraordinary hero in the history of the heroic epic. Washington Post Book World Brilliant…terrific…a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art! Philadelphia Inquirer Outstanding…A major work of twentieth-century American literature. The New York Times Book Review Wonderfully vivid and inventive…the most extraordinary hero in the history of the heroic epic. Washington Post Book World Brilliant…terrific…a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art! Philadelphia Inquirer Outstanding…A major work of twentieth-century American literature. — The New York Times Book Review Wonderfully vivid and inventive…the most extraordinary hero in the history of the heroic epic. — Washington Post Book World Brilliant…terrific…a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art! — Philadelphia Inquirer
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Switch

We all know that change is hard. It’s unsettling, it’s time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback. But why do we insist on seeing the obstacles rather than the goal? …

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Swing, Brother, Swing

Swing, Brother, Swing (Roderick Alleyn Series #15) by Ngaio Marsh
Lord Pastern and Baggot is a classic English eccentric, given to passionate, peculiar enthusiasms. His latest? Drumming in a jazz band. His wife is not amused, and even less so when her daughter falls hard for Carlos Rivera, the band’s sleazy piano player. Aside from the young woman, nobody likes Rivera very much, so there’s a wealth of suspects when he is shot in during a performance. Happily, Inspector Alleyn is in the audience.