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The Criminal

A teenage girl is raped and murdered. A father turns his back on his son. A vicious press lord turns justice into a carnival. A terrified boy is railroaded. In the twisted world of Jim Thompson, everyone is guilty, and the worst crimes are unpunishable.


*Cosmos* is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, *Cosmos* retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.
**Praise for *Cosmos ** *

“Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, * Cosmos* often seems too good to be true.” **— *The Plain Dealer ** *

“Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.” **—* Newsday***

“Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.” **— *The Miami Herald ** *

“Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.” **—* Cosmopolitan***

“Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.” **— *The New York Times Book Review** ** *


From Publishers Weekly

In this gripping second installment to his ancient Rome trilogy (after Imperium), bestseller Harris proves once again that politics is an ugly game. Beginning in 63 B.C.E. and told by Cicero’s slave secretary, Tiro, this complex tale continues to chronicle Cicero’s political career as he charms, co-opts, and bribes his way into the exalted position of consul, ruler of Rome. Although Cicero is known as a brilliant politician and philosopher, he was also a slick manipulator and shameless schemer, competing with equally sneaky rivals Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. Cicero realizes that as the empire expands, the greatest threat to Rome comes from within, plotted by well-financed conspirators bent on turning the republic into a dictatorship. With fabulous oratory and trickery, Cicero uncovers and crushes an insurrection, exposing himself to great danger and possible assassination. Riots, murder, civil unrest, corruption, treachery, and betrayal mark Cicero’s political legacy, resulting in a battle between him and Julius Caesar. Throughout, however, Tiro remains loyal and remarkably astute, recognizing that it is an act of madness for a man to pursue power when he could be sitting in the sunshine reading a book. (Feb.)
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From Booklist

Harris provides the second installment in the intriguing life story of one of ancient Rome’s most complex historical figures. Picking up where he left off at the conclusion of Imperium (2006), Tiro, Cicero’s faithful manservant and confidential secretary, continues to narrate the experiences and the exploits of his master. Cicero, at the top of his political game in 63 BC, is elected consul of Rome. In an epic power struggle for influence and control, he matches wits with political and military heavyweights Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. Just at this heady juncture in Cicero’s public tenure, the body of an eviscerated child is pulled from the Tiber River. This gruesome discovery sets into motion a series of dramatic events that will have a profound impact upon Cicero’s personal future and the fate of the entire Roman Empire. Once again, Harris reinvigorates history, breathing new life into a cast of timeworn historical characters and events. After devouring the middle course of this trilogy, historical fiction fans will still be hungry for more. –Margaret Flanagan

CompTIA Security+ Review Guide

Consolidate your knowledge base with critical Security+ review

CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition, is the smart candidate’s secret weapon for passing Exam SY0-501 with flying colors. You’ve worked through your study guide, but are you sure you’re prepared? This book provides tight, concise reviews of all essential topics throughout each of the exam’s six domains to help you reinforce what you know. Take the pre-assessment test to identify your weak areas while there is still time to review, and use your remaining prep time to turn weaknesses into strengths. The Sybex online learning environment gives you access to portable study aids, including electronic flashcards and a glossary of key terms, so you can review on the go. Hundreds of practice questions allow you to gauge your readiness, and give you a preview of the big day.

Avoid exam-day surprises by reviewing with the makers of the test—this review guide is fully approved and endorsed by CompTIA, so you can be sure that it accurately reflects the latest version of the exam. The perfect companion to the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Seventh Edition, this review guide can be used with any study guide to help you:

* Review the critical points of each exam topic area

* Ensure your understanding of how concepts translate into tasks

* Brush up on essential terminology, processes, and skills

* Test your readiness with hundreds of practice questions

You’ve put in the time, gained hands-on experience, and now it’s time to prove what you know. The CompTIA Security+ certification tells employers that you’re the person they need to keep their data secure; with threats becoming more and more sophisticated, the demand for your skills will only continue to grow. Don’t leave anything to chance on exam day—be absolutely sure you’re prepared with the CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition.

(source: Bol.com)

The Complete Revanche Cycle

Control the papacy, rule the world.
As Pope Benignus withers on his deathbed, conspiracies swirl across the empire. Bounty hunters and assassins flock to the frozen north, searching a city of thieves for an exiled politician while a storm of war and witchcraft brews on the horizon. As gambits play out, contenders die and the dominoes fall, a rare few will determine the course of history.
**Livia Serafini.** Pious. Zealous. Driven. With her sights set upon her father’s throne, Livia refuses to be a pawn of the conspirators that surround her. She’ll risk it all to rise above the tempest and lead her people to peace. Her pure-hearted ambitions may cost more than she knows: her reputation, her life, even her very soul.
**Mari Renault.** Honorable. Brutal. Lost. A war orphan from a land under a conqueror’s yoke, Mari is haunted by the horrors of her past and an impossible dream of knighthood. When she finds her dark savior, she’ll learn how dreams can come true…and how a ragged refugee girl can become a champion of the night.
**The Owl.** Brilliant. Ruthless. Sadistic. The witch and her disciples, on a mission of vengeance, are lured into the battle for control of the papacy. Despite all of her well-laid plans, the Owl soon finds herself walking a strange and twisted road. One that pits her against the most deadly foe of all — her own coven — and rekindles passion in her ice-sheathed heart.
**Renata Nicci.** Honest. Devoted. Daring. She’s just a dockside tavern barmaid. That’s what everyone tells her. That’s all anyone ever expected her to be. But when her lover Felix is swept into a battle between banking families and the machinations of a criminal kingpin, she’ll take up a blade and cross a war-ravaged land to save him.
Four women, four lives on a collision course. When the dust settles, their world will never be the same…if anyone is still alive to see it.
Collected for the first time, this omnibus includes all four books (roughly 400,000 words) of the Revanche Cycle: *Winter’s Reach* , *The Instruments of Control* , *Terms of Surrender* , and *Queen of the Night* , all at a special box-set price.

The Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy. **

The Cold Commands

Ringil, Egar and Archeth are back. In a world still cursed by slavery, a corrupt aristocracy and a vicious church justice is still in short supply. Ringil, Egar and Archeth will fight for it but they need to fight for survival first. Archeth’s position in court is still tenuous and the secrets of the departed Kiriath are casting a worrying light on the present. Egar is still caught between his tribe and his memories of life in the Empire and facing the challange of a jealous shaman. And Ringil, struggling with his own identity still faces prejudice and the horror of a prophecy that could put him at the centre of evil. And all the while the demon Takavech plays his game with mortals. And have the Dwenda really gone?


Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide—if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else. Meet Nox, the Coilhunter. A mechanic and toymaker by trade, a bounty hunter by circumstance. He isn’t in it for the money. He’s in it for justice, and there’s a lot of justice that needs to be paid. Between each kill, he’s looking for someone who has kept out of his crosshairs for quite a while—the person who murdered his wife and children. The trail has long gone cold, but there are changes happening, the kind of changes that uncover footprints and spent bullet casings. Plagued by nightmares, he’s made himself into a living one, the kind the criminals and conmen fear. So, welcome, fair folk, to the Wild North. If the land doesn’t get you, the Coilhunter will. **

The Coffin Dancer

Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminalist in the NYPD, is put on the trail of the Coffin Dancer, a cunning professional killer who has continually eluded the police. Rhymes —-a quadriplegic since a line-of-duty accident — must use his wits to track this brilliant killer who’s been hired to eliminate three witnesses in the last hours before their grand jury testimony. Rhyme works with his eyes and ears, New York City cop Amelia Sachs, to gather information from trace evidence at the crime scene to nail him, or at least to predict his next move and head him off.
So far, they have only one clue: the assassin has a tattoo on his arm of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a coffin.

Code Red: How to Protect Your Savings from the Coming Crisis

**Wall Street Journal Bestseller**
Valuable insights on monetary policies, their impact on your financial future, and how to protect against them
Written by the *New York Times* bestselling author team of John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper, *Code Red* spills the beans on the central banks in the U.S., U.K., E.U., and Japan and how they’ve rigged the game against the average saver and investor. More importantly, it shows you how to protect your hard-earned cash from the bankers’ disastrous monetary policies and how to come out a winner in the irresponsible game of chicken they’re playing with the global financial system.
From quantitative easing to zero interest rate policies, ZIRP to the impending currency wars, runaway inflation to GDP targeting, authors Mauldin and Tepper achieve the impossible by not only explaining global monetary policy and its consequences in plain English, but also making it compelling listening.
•Outlines time-tested strategies for surviving and thriving in these tumultuous times
•Addresses how issues such as quantitative easing, financial repression, currency wars, bubble economies, and inflation impact our everyday lives as well as our financial future
•Written by a team of bestselling authors and experts in this dynamic field
How did we get here and where are we headed? What can you do to insulate yourself against, and profit from, economic upheaval and secure your financial future? Find out in *Code Red*.

Clawing Back From Chaos

When the Cat Breaks…
Storms rage inside Rada Ni Drako as a tempest swells around her. How can a born predator also Heal? How can she reconcile the demands of her faith with her true nature? When a vengeful officer pushes Rada over the edge, only a Dragon can puller her back from the abyss, and even he may be too late.
Around them, something moves, watching, gaining strength, nudging Earth’s potential just enough to open a gate for invasion. She and her allies will need all their cunning and courage to hunt down the long-hidden enemy, an enemy who longs for chaos. But first Rada must survive the chaos inside her.
Friendships tested, hearts tried, danger swirling ever closer—
Sometimes, it takes chaos to defeat chaos.

City of Wind

**Dangerous intrigues and mysterious powers ensnare Dara and Siv in Pendark. Will they ever escape this brutal city?**
Bound to her agreement with Wyla by a magical shackle, Dara is forced to help her study the link between Fire and Watermight. She’ll learn more than she bargained for from the cunning Waterworker—if the lessons don’t kill her first.
Meanwhile, Siv gathers allies and gold to rescue his sister and his kingdom. But he can’t do it without Dara, and Wyla won’t let her go without a fight. Siv isn’t letting a little thing like a powerful magic wielder stop him from saving the woman he loves.
As the armies of Soole ravage her grandfather’s kingdom of Trure, Princess Selivia flees to a distant city full of mysteries. She discovers unexpected troubles in the City of Wind—and a secret that could change everything.
When violence erupts in Pendark and beyond, will any of them be powerful enough to withstand the storm?

The City of Broken Angels: Queen Versus the Machine

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The girl once known as Katie Lopez has transformed into Carmine, a strong and benevolent Queen who’s forged New Los Angeles into a safe haven on the West Coast. Only within her borders are the mutated Variants secure and sane.
The quiet cannot last, however. Not while the power-hungry Infected hate without reason.
With help from a mythical warrior known as the Outlaw, Carmine and her staggering city must find the strength to endure the brutal battles storming the horizon. Dangerous enemies are already within her walls, however, striking at those she loves. They know that if she Queen falls, so does all hope for a peaceful future.     
The sixth book in the seven-book Outlaw/Katie saga. **
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The girl once known as Katie Lopez has transformed into Carmine, a strong and benevolent Queen who’s forged New Los Angeles into a safe haven on the West Coast. Only within her borders are the mutated Variants secure and sane.
The quiet cannot last, however. Not while the power-hungry Infected hate without reason.
With help from a mythical warrior known as the Outlaw, Carmine and her staggering city must find the strength to endure the brutal battles storming the horizon. Dangerous enemies are already within her walls, however, striking at those she loves. They know that if she Queen falls, so does all hope for a peaceful future.     
The sixth book in the seven-book Outlaw/Katie saga.

The Citadel of Weeping Pearls

The Citadel of Weeping Pearls was a great wonder; a perfect meld between cutting edge technology and esoteric sciences-its inhabitants capable of teleporting themselves anywhere, its weapons small and undetectable and deadly.
Thirty years ago, threatened by an invading fleet from the Dai Viet Empire, the Citadel disappeared and was never seen again.
But now the Dai Viet Empire itself is under siege, on the verge of a war against an enemy that turns their own mindships against them; and the Empress, who once gave the order to raze the Citadel, is in desperate needs of its weapons. Meanwhile, on a small isolated space station, an engineer obsessed with the past works on a machine that will send her thirty years back, to the height of the Citadel’s power.
But the Citadel’s disappearance still extends chains of grief and regrets all the way into the fraught atmosphere of the Imperial Court; and this casual summoning of the past might have world-shattering consequences…
A new book set in the award-winning, critically acclaimed Xuya universe.

Chronicles of Eden – Act X

If you’re a fan of epic adventures, horny monstergirls, or harem anime/manga, this is the series for you. Be warned that this story is for mature readers due to explicit content. I.E. “horny monstergirls.” Daniel and his family of lovely monstergirls continue their journey to instill peace in the world of Eden, however others are already working hard to bring anarchy and despair to all those they come across. While Daniel’s beliefs of not all monsters being truly evil does hold true to some, many are only seeing why such creatures are rightfully called monsters. As Daniel and his girls unknowingly approach a very dark reunion with their old enemies, Daemon and his followers have stepped up to halt the wicked fiends who march through their land. But it isn’t just those who have already slain countless innocents that they wish to stop as there is another great evil from ages past waiting to be discovered, and to be released.