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The Twelfth Imam

The Twelfth Imam by Joel C. Rosenberg
**2011 Retailers Choice Award winner!**
As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran call for the annihilation of Israel and the U.S., CIA operative David Shirazi is sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints and without triggering a regional war. At extreme personal risk, Shirazi executes his plan.
A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn’t be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next. An obscure religious cleric is suddenly hailed throughout the region as the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. News of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders spreads like wildfire, as do rumors of a new and horrific war.
With the prophecy of the Twelfth Imam seemingly fulfilled, Iran’s military prepares to strike Israel and bring about the End of Days. Shirazi must take action to save his country and the world, but the clock is ticking.

Tutankhamun

Comme jeune roi de l’Egypte est couronné, un tueur vicieux attend dans l’ombre. . . .
prochaine Pharaon de l’Egypte, le jeune Toutankhamon, est prêt à revendiquer son droit d’aînesse-un empire immense, puissant et sophistiqué. Il devrait être à la hauteur de sa gloire, mais il est troublé par les guerres de longue durée à l’étranger, la dissidence publique, et les luttes internes. Avec sa nouvelle femme, Ankhesenamun, la fille de Néfertiti, Toutankhamon engage un plan audacieux pour consolider son pouvoir et retourner la tolérance et de l’illumination à sa terre. Mais tout le monde ne veut que le nouveau Pharaon ambitieux pour réussir, et “cadeaux” bientôt sinistres commencent à apparaître dans les objets d’un palais royaux mal conçus pour terrifier les dix-neuf-année-vieux roi.
Râhotep, le chef de Stalwart détective de la division Thèbes, est convoqué au palais pour enquêter. Comme il commence à rassembler les indices, il se rend compte que les dons mystérieux ont beaucoup en commun avec une série de meurtres sadiques dont souffre la ville. La détermination de Râhotep pour protéger le roi vulnérables et la reine lui rend une cible, aussi, et il est bientôt empêtré dans une toile d’intrigues et de danger qui atteint à partir de la commande top de l’armée au cœur sombre du gouvernement de l’empire. Ce qu’il découvre va changer sa vie et de mettre tout ce qu’il aime à risque.
Dans ce deuxième roman convaincant, réglez contre l’éblouissante splendeur de l’âge d’or des Pharaons, Nick Drake prend un regard imaginatif et historiquement exacts à l’un des règnes les plus fascinantes de l’histoire ancienne. Dessin sur les dernières preuves archéologiques, il artisanat un thriller sophistiqué et de préhension qui explore l’un des plus grands mystères non résolus de l’Egypte ancienne, la mort prématurée de jeune Toutankhamon.
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Turn Left At The Trojan Horse

“Turn Left at the Trojan Horse had me howling with laughter and nodding at the razor-sharp observation.” –Tahir Shah, author of The Caliph’s House”Go away. Figure it out,” she was saying. “Don’t come back until you do.” She looked at the calendar. “You have thirty-one days.”With these words, like Helen of Troy launching a thousand ships across the Aegean, Brad Herzog’s wife launched a Winnebago Aspect onto the open road. A modern-day Odysseus in Kerouac clothing, Brad Herzog plunges into a solo cross-country search for insight. With middle age bearing down on him, he takes stock: How has he measured up to his own youthful aspirations? In contemporary America, what is a life well lived? What is a heroic life? From the foothills of Washington’s Mount Olympus, through the forgotten corners of America, and finally to his college reunion in Ithaca, New York, Brad shares his personal odyssey. Stopping in classically named towns, he meets everyday heroes, including a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Troy, Oregon; a modern-day hobo in Iliad, Montana; and a bomb-squad soldier in Sparta, Wisconsin. These encounters and Brad’s effortlessly infused musings make for an exciting, one-of-a-kind ride. “A truly epic journey.” –A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically”As we sit in Herzog’s passenger seat, we cannot help but stare out the window and even see our own reflection in the glass.”–Liz Robbins, author of A Race Like No OtherBrad Herzog lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife and their two sons. He has been described as a “modern-day Steinbeck” and a “Picasso of the Winnebago,” and Lonely Planet has ranked his travel memoirs among eight classics of the genre, along with books like Travels with Charley and On the Road. As an award-winning freelance writer, he has chronicled some of the nation’s most unusual and intriguing subcultures, from nudists to North Pole explorers and from Pez collectors to pro mini golfers. Praise for Turn Left At The Trojan Horse “Thank you Brad Herzog for taking me on a great cross-country journey. To quote another storyteller, his words winged like arrows to the mark.” –AJ Jacobs, author of The Guinea Pig Diaries and The Year of Living Biblically “Turn Left at the Trojan Horse had me howling with laughter and nodding pensively at the razor sharp observation. His epic road trip, tinged with local culture and flavored with the Greek myths, is the stuff of legend itself and puts Herzog at the forefront of the genre.” –Tahir Shah, author of The Caliph’s House and In Search of King Solomon’s Mines “Brad Herzog is the perfect travel companion: funny, wise and as good a storyteller as you’ll find on the open road. You can’t help but want to spend a month in his passenger seat after reading this book.” –Chad Millman, author of The Detonators and The Odds “A midlife quest that while grounded in mythology, transports the reader along a redemptive, poetic journey through small-town America.” –Doreen Orion, author of Queen of the Road “Herzog cleverly reinvents the original ‘road trip’ in his new book, one that is more than just a timeless journey of self-discovery. As we sit in Herzog’s passenger seat, we cannot help but stare out the window and even see our own reflection in the glass.” –Liz Robbins, author of A Race Like No Other “Turn Left at the Trojan Horse is a soulful consideration of not only the life journey of one man, but of us all–not just those of us living in the here and now. The mythological characters of ancient Greece walk through the pages of this book like unruly guests at History’s cocktail party. . .The travails of these gods and goddesses are always interesting and offer important lessons, attesting to their ability to hold humanity’s collective attention for millennia.” –Robert Leonard, author of Yellow Cab Editorial Reviews “Herzog is that rare person blessed with an innovative spirit and creative mind, persistence in pinpointing the heart of the issue . . . and skill in applying his reflections to paper.” –Houston Chronicle “Herzog’s third travel memoir follows the highways cross-country examining the idea of the hero along the way. He captures stunning details of the American landscape. The hero’s return, is irresistible. . .a near-perfect ending.” –Kirkus

Tuck

“Pray God our aim is true and each arrow finds its mark.”King Raven has brought hope to the oppressed people of Wales–and fear to their Norman overlords. Deceived by the self-serving King William and hunted by the treacherous Abbot Hugo and Sheriff de Glanville, Rhi Bran is forced again to take matters into his own hands as King Raven.Along the way Friar Tuck has been the stalwart supporter of the man behind the legend–bringing Rhi Bran much-needed guidance, wit, and faithful companionship.Aided by Tuck and his small but determined band of forest-dwelling outlaws, Rhi Bran ignites a rebellion that spreads through the Welsh valleys, forcing the wily monarch to marshal his army and march against little Elfael.This epic trilogy dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood as Stephen R. Lawhead conjures an ancient past while holding a mirror to contemporary realities. Filled with unforgettable characters, breathtaking suspense, and rousing battle scenes, Stephen R. Lawhead’s masterful retelling of the Robin Hood legend reaches its stunning conclusion in Tuck.

Try Fear

SUMMARY: For Ty Buchanan, defending a suspected drunk driver named Carl Richess seems routine enough. But when his client ends up dead, an apparent suicide, there’s nothing routine about it. Because the cops suspect it’s murder, and arrest Eric Richess, Carl’s brother, for the crime. Now Ty, at the desperate urging of Eric’s mother, agrees to defend him. But it won’t be easy. Because there’s DNA on the gun that matches Eric’s, and a history of conflict between the brothers.Then Ty, assisted by Sister Mary Veritas, begins to uncover tentacles of corruption that reach into the citadels of city power. But he’s being watched. Because somewhere in the dark labyrinth of LA is someone who will do anything to keep from being found out, someone who believes that when warnings don’t work, try fear.

Truths Unveiled

EDITORIAL REVIEW: How do you deal with someone you can’t avoid and who makes it their business to constantly irk you? And how do you forgive yourself for getting involved with them in the first place? How do you forgive yourself for surviving a fatal accident when deep inside, you believe you were the cause, and then someone unknown to you exploits that belief in order to keep you from discovering the truth? Pam Harrington and Tom Jarrod shared a past that tore them apart fourteen years ago. Since then, they have separately struggled to right the individual wrongs they’d committed. Then an opportunity presents itself which could give them a second chance at love and a life together. But only if they can finally resolve the issues from their pasts. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

The Truth

William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld’s first newspaper. New printing technology means that words just won’t obediently stay nailed down like usual. There’s a very real threat of news getting out there…

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The Truth of Valor

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The “rousing military adventure”(*Locus*) continues with a brand-new *Valor* novel. ** Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is attempting to build a new life with salvage operator Craig Ryder on his ship, the *Promise*. Turns out civilian life is a lot rougher than she’d imagined-salvage operators are losing both cargo and lives to pirates. And when they attack the *Promise*, Craig is taken prisoner and Torin is left for dead. When Torin finds out why the pirates needed Craig, she calls in the Marines to get him back-and to stop the pirates from changing the balance of power in known space.

Trunk music

Amazon.com Review

LAPD Homicide detective Bosch is back from an involuntary administrative leave just in time for the bodies to start turning up. When he finds hints of an mob hit but can’t interest the organized crime unit in the murder, Bosch has to take the investigation into his own hands in a this hard-boiled tale full of sharp turns. Fans of Michael Connelly’s excellent,

From Publishers Weekly

From the opening bars, when the body of Tony Aliso is pulled from the trunk of his Rolls Royce Silver Cloud on Mulholland Drive, to the final grace note on a Hawaiian beach, Connelly has crafted a jazzy, funky, roller coaster of a book. The return of maverick L.A. homicide detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch (from 1995’s The Last Coyote) is cause for rejoicing. The Aliso murder quickly embroils Bosch and his new team (Kizmin Rider, a young black female officer on the rise in the department; veteran Jerry Edgar; and their boss, Lieutenant Grace Billets) in a Byzantine tangle of Las Vegas mob money, Hollywood filmmaking and police politics. The plot rushes headlong into deadends and deadfalls, repeatedly reorients and tears off in a new direction. Never known for tact, the single-minded Bosch is soon hotfooting through an acronymic snakepit: the LAPD’s OCID (Organized Crime Investigation Division); the IAD (Internal Affairs Division); the LVPD’s OCU (Las Vegas Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit); the FBI. Not only does each organization claim a piece of the action, but each also wants a piece of Bosch. Connelly has it all working together here: skillful dialogue, solid plotting, nuances of race and status and a pace that will leave readers gasping to keep up. Connelly’s early promise (The Black Echo earned him the 1993 Edgar for best first novel) has been borne out nicely by succeeding novels. Trunk Music is his best yet. $400,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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True Compass: A Memoir

SUMMARY: In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story–of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national events.TRUE COMPASSThe youngest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he came of age among siblings from whom much was expected. As a young man, he played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother John F. Kennedy, recounted here in loving detail. In 1962 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he began a fascinating political education and became a legislator.In this historic memoir, Ted Kennedy takes us inside his family, re-creating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. For the first time, he describes his heartbreak and years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time–civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the quest for peace in Northern Ireland–and the cause of his life: improved health care for all Americans, a fight influenced by his own experiences in hospitals.His life has been marked by tragedy and perseverance, a love of family, and an abiding faith. There have been controversies, too, and Kennedy addresses them with unprecedented candor. At midlife, embattled and uncertain if he would ever fall in love again, he met the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy. Facing a tough reelection campaign against an aggressive challenger named Mitt Romney, Kennedy found a new voice and began one of the great third acts in American politics, sponsoring major legislation, standing up for liberal principles, and making the pivotal endorsement of Barack Obama for president.Hundreds of books have been written about the Kennedys. TRUE COMPASS will endure as the definitive account from a member of America’s most heralded family, an inspiring legacy to readers and to history, and a deeply moving story of a life like no other.

True Blue

SUMMARY: A mysterious high-profile homicide in the nation’s capital collides with the dark side of national security in David Baldacci’s new, heart-stopping thriller. TRUE BLUE Mason “Mace” Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she’s back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: A vindictive U.S. attorney is looking for any reason to send Mace back behind bars. Then Roy Kingman enters her life. Roy is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation’s capital. Soon, what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn-into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal.

Trespass

From the author of The Gustav Sonata In a silent valley in southern France stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic haunted by his violent past. His sister, Audrun, alone in her bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life. Into this closed world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London seeking to remake his life in France. From the moment he arrives at the Mas Lunel, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion… Over a million Rose Tremain books sold A writer of exceptional talent … Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion’ Independent I There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain’ Irish Times Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect’ The Times Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists’ Salman Rushdie Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness’ Marcel Theroux, Guardian
**Recensie(s)**

Taut …full of suspense…bewitching — Ruth Scurr Observer THRILLING…a terrific book, accomplished in its poised, imaginative storytelling and its vivid, sensual rendering of landscape and character, emotion and memory The Times An intelligent and terrifyingly plausible meditation Sunday Telegraph A sumptuously shaded portrait of a private, lonely place and its stranded people Independent Tremain is a writer of particular elegance and control, and her story unfolds from its arresting first scene to its luminous final image as gracefully as a ballet The Telegraph, Review Magazine
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Tree of Life

Tree of Life (Part I) by Elita Faith Daniels
Wrath, vengeance, hatred, cannot breathe the same atmosphere as love. And so it was that love began to wither and withdraw…
Among the ageless quietude of the elves, Deacon, a mortal, suffers the inescapable awareness of mortality. He lived in what many deemed perfection, but a dark uncertainty plagued him that there lay treachery in it all.
When secrets of his mysterious heritage are revealed, the young mage is thrown into a revolt of confusion, and in an unwholesome vent of misery, travels a path of unforgivable deeds. One of the few left of his kind – a race whose magical energies are vigorously interwoven with their lifeforce – Deacon is drawn into a world that turns into an involution of evil and death.
The fate that awaits him will have immeasurable consequences far beyond his control.

Travels with Myself and Another

SUMMARY: A brilliantly witty and intelligent memoir of the adventures, discoveries, rescues, and narrow escapes of Martha Gellhorn, one of America’s most important war correspondents and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. “Gellhorn is incapable of writing a dull sentence”. The Times (London) “Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt”, writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She also bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt’s secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together. Hemingway is, of course, the unnamed “other” in the title of this tart memoir, first published in 1979, in which Gellhorn describes her globe-spanning adventures, both accompanied and alone. With razor-sharp humor and exceptional insight into place and character, she tells of a tense week spent among dissidents in Moscow; long days whiled away in a disused water tank with hippies clustered at Eilat on the Red Sea; and her journeys by sampan and horse to the interior of China during the Sino-Japanese War. Now including a foreward by Bill Buford and photographs of Gellhorn with Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Gary Cooper, and others, this new edition rediscovers the voice of an extraordinary woman and brings back into print an irresistibly entertaining classic.

Transition

There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse. Such a world requires a firm hand and a guiding light. But does it need the Concern: an all-powerful organization with a malevolent presiding genius, pervasive influence and numberless invisible operatives in possession of extraordinary powers?
Among those operatives are Temudjin Oh, of mysterious Mongolian origins, an un-killable assassin who journeys between the peaks of Nepal, a version of Victorian London and the dark palaces of Venice under snow; Adrian Cubbish, a restlessly greedy City trader; and a nameless, faceless state-sponsored torturer known only as the Philosopher, who moves between time zones with sinister ease. Then there are those who question the Concern: the bandit queen Mrs. Mulverhill, roaming the worlds recruiting rebels to her side; and Patient 8262, under sedation and feigning madness in a forgotten hospital ward, in hiding from a dirty past.
There is a world that needs help; but whether it needs the Concern is a different matter.

Transgression: A Novel of Love and War

EDITORIAL REVIEW: How can love survive a brutal time? In 1946 in North America, a child makes a grisly find in a deserted field—a discovery that opens a shuttered window on a secret dating back to the beginning of the turbulent decade. In 1941 in occupied France, Adele Georges’s fruitless attempts to learn the whereabouts of her father, captured by the Nazis, lead her to a lonely young German soldier far from home. A spark between them becomes a fire—and a dangerous love affair blooms across enemy lines, dooming Adele to a grim postwar existence as a despised outcast, one of the infamous “horizontal collaborators.” Ostracized, tortured, tormented, she chooses a desperate escape, accompanying a war-damaged yet optimistic Allied soldier across an ocean to a new land. But there is no refuge from the past, as Adele’s broken heart and shameful secret drive her deeper into despair…and toward a shocking outcome. Part mystery and part love story—an unforgettable and beautifully written novel of secrets, passions, and consequences—*Transgression* is an exceptional work of power and strange beauty.