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Mission of Honor

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The Ops-Center team faces untold chaos on a mission in Africa in the ninth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series created by Tom Clancy and former Department of State official Steve Pieczenik.

On the surface it seems a simple case: a group of African militiamen have kidnapped a priest and ordered all Catholic missionaries to leave the nation of Botswana. But the Vatican thinks otherwise. At its urging, Op-Center investigates—and finds out that the real purpose of the crime is a plan by outside forces to destabilize the government and seize the nation’s diamond mines. With its military team, Striker, out of commission, Op-Center must reinvent itself—and head straight into the crossfire of an African war.

(source: Bol.com)

Miss Wonderful

Due to his history of expensive romantic entanglements, Alistair Carsington now has six months to find either a useful occupation or a wealthy heiress to wed. To prove he is not an idle fop only concerned with sartorial pleasures, Alistair agrees to help his old friend, Lord Gordmor, by traveling to the wilds of Derbyshire to convince Gordmor’s neighbors to support the nobleman’s proposal to build a canal. Upon arriving, Alistair, a famous war hero and eligible bachelor, finds everyone couldn’t be nicer, everyone except for respectable, practical, spinsterish Mirabel Oldridge. The last thing Mirabel wants is for her tranquil little corner of England to be destroyed by a noisy, nasty canal, and she is prepared to use every weapon at her disposal–including her disheveled coiffure and unstylish wardrobe–to stop Alistair. RITA Award-winning Chase presents a splendidly written tale of two people trying desperately not to fall in love. Chase’s beguiling blend of deliciously complex characters, potent sexual chemistry, and sparkling wit give this superb romance a richness and depth readers will treasure. John Charles
Książka ma 352 strony.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

“A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars

“With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly

“‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People

“You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen
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Een mysterieus eiland.

Een verlaten weeshuis.

Een vreemde verzameling bijzondere foto’s.

Het ligt allemaal klaar om ontdekt te worden in De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine, een onvergetelijk boek dat fictie en fotografie mengt in een spannende leeservaring. Het verhaal begint met een vreselijk familiedrama die de zestienjarige Jacob op een reis stuurt naar een afgelegen eiland bij de Welshe kust, waar hij de afgebroken ruïnes ontdekt van het Weeshuis voor Bijzondere Kinderen van mevrouw Peregrine. Terwijl Jacob de verlaten slaapkamers en hallen doorzoekt, wordt het langzaam duidelijk dat de kinderen méér waren dan simpelweg bijzonder. Misschien wel gevaarlijk. Misschien wel met goede reden in quarantaine geplaatst op dit verlaten eiland. En op de één of andere manier – hoe onmogelijk het ook lijkt – misschien nog wel in leven. Met de huiveringwekkende fantasie en de spookachtige vintagefotografie is De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine een plezier voor volwassenen, tieners, en iedereen die houdt van avontuur in de schaduwen.

“Een spannende, aangrijpelijke en geweldig vreemde eerste roman. De foto’s en tekst werken briljant samen en creëren een onvergetelijk verhaal.”—John Green, New York Times bestsellerauteur van Een Weeffout in Onze Sterren

“Met een verhaal dat X-Men: First Class en tijdreizen mengt, beeldspraak die doet denken aan David Lynch, en de rijke, griezelige details, is het geen wonder dat De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine opgepakt is door Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly

“‘Bijzonder’ is bij lange na niet genoeg om het te dekken. Dit spannende en wonderlijke boek van Riggs wordt nu al verfilmd.”—People

“Als je een goede thriller wilt deze zomer, zul je dit geweldig vinden. Het is een mysterie en je racet om het op te lossen voordat Jacob dat zelf doet.”—Seventeen
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A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. –John Green, New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. –CNN Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. –Associated Press I read all of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books and I loved them. –Florence of Florence + The Machine [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. –USA Today Pop Candy With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+ –Entertainment Weekly Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies. –People You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself. –Seventeen This peculiar parable is pure perfection. –Justine magazine One of the coolest, creepiest YA books. –PopSugar It’s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. –Publishers Weekly An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale. –Library Journal Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a wonderfully original and inventive book with colorful characters, a mysterious tale woven together with threads of historical relevance, and incorporating unforgettable vintage photographs which bring the story to life. –Geeks of Doom Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. –Cleveland Plain Dealer Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years…both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. –Forces of Geek Though technically a children’s book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is more Grimm’s than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale. –Florida Times-Union In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a pleasant surprise–a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful. –PopMatters A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a book that both children and adults will love. –Romper
(source: Bol.com)

Miss Match

When Samantha Monteiro launched Perfect Match, Inc. a few years ago, she never imagined her matchmaking business would be booming while her own love life floundered. When her business partner drags her out of hiding to attend the wedding of one of their successful client matches, she meets a dancer with a dark past and a penchant for secrecy who excites her in a way she hadn’t thought possible. Samantha wonders if Lucinda Moss is the key to solving not one but two matches that have eluded Samantha since everything around her fell apart or if she is destined to find love for everyone but herself.

In a world where nothing is constant, Lucinda has learned to keep herself emotionally at arm’s length and given up on the chance to find true happiness. Can the notorious Miss Match help her forget her troubled past?
(source: Bol.com)

Miss Marple’s Final Cases

Volume 78 in The Agatha Christie Classic Collection (1979). Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide First, the mystery man in the church with a bullet-wound…then, the riddle of a dead man’s buried treasure…the curious conduct oif a caretaker after a fatal riding accident…the corpse and a tape-measure…the girl framed for theft…and the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger. Six gripping cases with one thing in common — the astonishing deductive powers of Miss Marple. Also includes two non-Marple mysteries, ‘The Dressmaker’s Doll’ and ‘In a Glass Darkly’.
**Recensie(s)**

When it all becomes clear as day, the reader can only say, Now why didn’t I think of that? But he never does. Miss Christie at her best.’ Springfield Republican
(source: Bol.com)

Misery

In the exciting build-up to publication of Stephen King’s new mainstream novel, LISEY’S STORY, Hodder are launching their King Classics Campaign — starting with 6 of the most popular titles, CARRIE, THE SHINING, BAG OF BONES, CHRISTINE, THE STAND, MISERY. These titles will be published for the first time in B-format paperback, in a stunning new livery.
**Recensie(s)**

‘Not since Dickens has a writer had so many readers by the throat’ (Guardian) – Stephen King is an American Dickens of our time * ‘A writer of excellence…King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel’ – Sunday Times * ‘One of the great storytellers of our time’ – Guardian
(source: Bol.com)

Misery

Novelist Paul Sheldon has plans to make the difficult transition from writing historical romances featuring heroine Misery Chastain to publishing literary fiction. Annie Wilkes, Sheldon’s number one fan, rescues the author from the scene of a car accident. The former nurse takes care of him in her remote house, but becomes irate when she discovers that the author has killed Misery off in his latest book. Annie keeps Sheldon prisoner while forcing him to write a book that brings Misery back to life.
Source: stephenking.com

A Mischief in the Snow

A Mischief in the Snow by Margaret Miles
**A winter of discontent..**.
January 1766. A dangerous mishap brings young widow Charlotte Willett unexpectedly to bleak and marshy Boar Island, a few miles from the village of Bracebridge and home to two eccentric elderly women. Some say that arrogant, unpopular Alexander Godwin — the only villager to regularly call upon the island’s two residents — hopes to inherit the cavernous house when its owner finally passes on.
But when Alexander is brutally murdered after the town’s annual winter fête, Charlotte and her neighbor Richard Longfellow can’t help but wonder who among Alexander’s detractors might be responsible. Is his death connected to his activities on Boar Island — or to the unearthly trickery rumored to take place there? Could the rivalry over a beautiful young woman have sparked a more dangerous passion? And will the answers reveal themselves before death strikes Boar Island again?

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
Get ready to change the way you think about economics.
Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. *Misbehaving* is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.
Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments.
Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens readers about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber.
Laced with antic stories of Thaler’s spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, *Misbehaving* is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.
Shortlisted for the *Financial Times* & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
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Wildly disruptive (Michael Lewis *Bloomberg*)
Gripping… a novelised intellectual history, replete with heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters, conflicts and comradeship… Thaler is a brilliant scholar, endlessly curious, empirically inclined and public spirited (*Guardian*)
*Misbehaving *gives us the story behind some of the most important insights in modern economics. If I had to be trapped in an elevator with any contemporary intellectual, I’d pick Richard Thaler (Malcolm Gladwell)
A long, genial, often humorous account of the progress of Behavioural Economics by one of its most gifted practitioners. Kahneman has described Thaler as lazy; he meant it as a compliment because Thaler’s laziness means he concentrates only on the really important questions that get him out of bed in the morning… this is important stuff (Bryan Appleyard *Sunday Times*)
Robust enough intellectually to be a serious work of social science and a proper record of an important intellectual movement, *Misbehaving* is also fun for the general reader… a good book about an important topic (Daniel Finkelstein *The Times*)
Professor Thaler’s entertaining book provides an important reminder of both the challenges and opportunities that come from working across the sometimes artificial boundaries between academic disciplines (Jonathan A. Knee *New York Times*)
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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
Get ready to change the way you think about economics.
Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. *Misbehaving* is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.
Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments.
Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens readers about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber.
Laced with antic stories of Thaler’s spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, *Misbehaving* is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.
Shortlisted for the *Financial Times* & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

The Mirror of the Sea

First published in 1906, *The Mirror of the Sea* was the first of Joseph Conrad’s two autobiographical memoirs. Discussing it, he called the book “a very intimate revelation. . . . I have attempted here to lay bare with the unreserve of a last hour’s confession the terms of my relation with the sea, which beginning mysteriously, like any great passion the inscrutable Gods send to mortals, went on unreasoning and invincible, surviving the test of disillusion, defying the disenchantment that lurks in every day of a strenuous life; went on full of love’s delight and love’s anguish, facing them in open-eyed exultation without bitterness and without repining, from the first hour to the last.”

Mirror Mirror

SUMMARY: The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm — and the world comes to Montefiore. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia — decadent children of a wicked pope — no one can claim innocence for very long. When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a years-long quest, he leaves Bianca under the care — so to speak — of Lucrezia. She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but in the dark forest salvation can be found as well … A lyrical work of stunning creative vision, Mirror Mirror gives fresh life to the classic story of Snow White — and has a truth and beauty all its own.

Mirror Image

The Cold War is over. And chaos is setting in. The new President of Russia is trying to create a new democratic regime. But there are strong elements within the country that are trying to stop him: the ruthless Russian Mafia, the right wing nationalists, and those nefarious forces that will do whatever it takes to return Russia back to the days of the Czar.

Op-Center, the newly founded but highly successful crisis management team, begins a race against the clock and against the hardliners. Their task is made even more difficult by the discovery of a Russian counterpart . . . but this one’s controlled by those same repressive hardliners.

The Minority Report

SUMMARY: The popular sci fi author’s classic short story, “The Minority Report”–now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise and produced by Dreamworks–takes place in a future world where scientists predict criminal behavior before it happens. This volume features the title story plus 17 others.

The Minimum JavaScript You Should Know When You Code React & Redux

Well, okay, the title is a bit exaggerated. It should probably read “The RECOMMENDED JavaScript You Should Know When You Code React & Redux”. But then again, it will be less click-baity, less controversial, and most certainly generate less sales!
That aside, if you pick this book, chances are your team is migrating to React/ Redux or your architecture team has decided that the React/ Redux is the “strategic” UI framework to adopt for the enterprise.
You searched on Google for “react redux tutorial” and you found lots of JavaScript syntaxes alien (probably because you’re from a Java/ C# background and the last time you coded JavaScript was a tiny validation script using JQuery in 2008). But that’s no biggie! You embrace the virtue of continuous learning. You brag about: “I’m a polyglot developer yo!”. And then, you decided to get several books on JavaScript: probably Eloquent JavaScript, JavaScript Allonge or even Understanding ES6. But Argh! they are all too verbose. Most of all, you are NOT a programming noob! You know what variables and conditional constructs are. You simply don’t have time to waste on these basics. Well, I’ve been there too buddy. And that’s why I wrote this pocket book (aka cheatsheet) to prep people like you transition quickly from basic JavaScript & intermediate programming knowledge to being able to productively follow through React/ Redux tutorials on the web.
Godspeed!

Mine

A psychopathic female fugitive provokes a mother’s vengeance in this terrifying thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author of Gone South and Boy’s Life.   Back in the 1960s, Mary Terrell shot and killed a man. A former member of the fanatical Storm Front Brigade—a splinter group of the notorious Weathermen—Terrell has stayed one step ahead of the FBI for decades. Living with numerous identities and menial jobs, Terrell’s only constants in life have been LSD, psychotic delusions of motherhood, and murderous rage. The sixties are long gone, but Mary is still out there. Now, provoked by a message she reads in Rolling Stone, she’s convinced that the surviving leader of her old band of radicals wants to build a life with her. So one night, Mary sneaks into the maternity ward of an Atlanta hospital. Laura Clayborne has a successful career and now, a newborn baby. She’s the type of person who is sensitive to suffering and injustice. But the kidnapping of her infant son has brought out a white-hot fury. She’s not going to sit and wait while the FBI investigates. She’s going after Mary herself—headlong and relentless—on a twisting and violent cross-country pursuit to get her child back. But to track a madwoman, Laura will have to think like one . . . A Bram Stoker Award winner, this “expertly constructed novel of suspense and horror” (Publishers Weekly) from the author of Swan Song, Speaks the Nightbird, and other acclaimed works is “feverishly exciting . . . a page-whipping thriller” (Kirkus Reviews).