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Bangkok 8

### Amazon.com Review
When a U.S. Marine is killed in Bangkok, the task of finding the murderer falls to Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, seemingly the only member of the Royal Thai Police Force whose idea of justice precludes his fellow officers’ customary system of bribery. This assignment’s especially important to the devout detective for during the investigation of the murder scene, the methamphetamine-stoked snakes that bit the marine also kill Sonchai’s police partner, best friend, and Buddhist soul-mate Pichai. Sonchai’s pursuit of revenge will team him with a sexually frustrated FBI agent and leave them at the mercy of *yaa-baa* -fueled motorcycle-taxi drivers as they hurtle through neon-lit Bangkok and into the labyrinthine and deadly machinations of the international jade and drug trades in search of the killer.
As Sonchai himself notes at one point, “This isn’t a *whodunit* , is it?” And, no, it isn’t, but author John Burdett ( **, **) infuses the plot with enough suspense, detail, and dry Asian insight to keep readers rapt as the story careens about the bars and brothels of Thailand’s flesh trade, through its cut-rate plastic surgery parlors, and ends in a climax with a fittingly Buddhist twist. *Bangkok 8* is highly recommended for readers in the mood for Thai. *–Benjamin Reese*
### From Publishers Weekly
Part mystery, part thriller and part exploration of Thai attitudes toward sex, this accomplished first novel by Burdett (A Personal History of Thirst; The Last Six Million Seconds) delivers both entertainment and depth. The narrator, a Buddhist cop named Sonchai Jitplecheep, finds himself plunged into a dangerous investigation of the deaths by snakebite of his partner Pichai Apiradee and U.S. Embassy Sgt. William Bradley. Sonchai is an unusual character on several levels, from the mysteries of his violent past to his conversations with the ghost of Pichai. His ambiguous feelings toward Kimberley Jones, an American FBI agent brought in to work the case, reflect his upbringing as the child of a Thai mother and an unknown American father. Above all else, however, Sonchai’s Buddhism permeates the text. An encounter with an embassy official, for example, leads to this unexpected reverie: “[She] is blithely unaware that she once accompanied me across a courtyard of startlingly similar dimensions, thousands of years ago.” As Sonchai’s investigation brings him closer to Bradley’s companion, a woman known as Fatima, and the rich American jade dealer Sylvester Warren, his quest for revenge becomes muddied by the strangeness of his discoveries. The mix of detective work, Bangkok street life, the Thai sex trade and drug smuggling forms a powerful melange of images and insight. Despite an anti-climactic last chapter, the novel’s structure is solid. Sonchai’s fatalism, wry humor and dogged determination-his ability to be both vulnerable and strong-make him one of the more memorable characters in recent novel-length fiction. Readers expecting a traditional mystery structure would be advised to look elsewhere, but those who want something new will find Burdett’s novel an intriguing, fresh take on noir.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

### Amazon.com Review
When a U.S. Marine is killed in Bangkok, the task of finding the murderer falls to Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, seemingly the only member of the Royal Thai Police Force whose idea of justice precludes his fellow officers’ customary system of bribery. This assignment’s especially important to the devout detective for during the investigation of the murder scene, the methamphetamine-stoked snakes that bit the marine also kill Sonchai’s police partner, best friend, and Buddhist soul-mate Pichai. Sonchai’s pursuit of revenge will team him with a sexually frustrated FBI agent and leave them at the mercy of *yaa-baa* -fueled motorcycle-taxi drivers as they hurtle through neon-lit Bangkok and into the labyrinthine and deadly machinations of the international jade and drug trades in search of the killer.
As Sonchai himself notes at one point, “This isn’t a *whodunit* , is it?” And, no, it isn’t, but author John Burdett ( **, **) infuses the plot with enough suspense, detail, and dry Asian insight to keep readers rapt as the story careens about the bars and brothels of Thailand’s flesh trade, through its cut-rate plastic surgery parlors, and ends in a climax with a fittingly Buddhist twist. *Bangkok 8* is highly recommended for readers in the mood for Thai. *–Benjamin Reese*
### From Publishers Weekly
Part mystery, part thriller and part exploration of Thai attitudes toward sex, this accomplished first novel by Burdett (A Personal History of Thirst; The Last Six Million Seconds) delivers both entertainment and depth. The narrator, a Buddhist cop named Sonchai Jitplecheep, finds himself plunged into a dangerous investigation of the deaths by snakebite of his partner Pichai Apiradee and U.S. Embassy Sgt. William Bradley. Sonchai is an unusual character on several levels, from the mysteries of his violent past to his conversations with the ghost of Pichai. His ambiguous feelings toward Kimberley Jones, an American FBI agent brought in to work the case, reflect his upbringing as the child of a Thai mother and an unknown American father. Above all else, however, Sonchai’s Buddhism permeates the text. An encounter with an embassy official, for example, leads to this unexpected reverie: “[She] is blithely unaware that she once accompanied me across a courtyard of startlingly similar dimensions, thousands of years ago.” As Sonchai’s investigation brings him closer to Bradley’s companion, a woman known as Fatima, and the rich American jade dealer Sylvester Warren, his quest for revenge becomes muddied by the strangeness of his discoveries. The mix of detective work, Bangkok street life, the Thai sex trade and drug smuggling forms a powerful melange of images and insight. Despite an anti-climactic last chapter, the novel’s structure is solid. Sonchai’s fatalism, wry humor and dogged determination-his ability to be both vulnerable and strong-make him one of the more memorable characters in recent novel-length fiction. Readers expecting a traditional mystery structure would be advised to look elsewhere, but those who want something new will find Burdett’s novel an intriguing, fresh take on noir.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Artemis Fowl: the Arctic incident

SUMMARY: Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video-email from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya: his father. As Artemis rushes to the rescue, he is stopped by captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.

SUMMARY: Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video-email from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya: his father. As Artemis rushes to the rescue, he is stopped by captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.

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Agents of Light and Darkness

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Agents of Light and Darkness (Nightside Series #2) by Simon R. Green
****“Simon Green’s Nightside is a macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.”**—#1 *New York Times *bestselling author Jim Butcher*
***John Taylor works in the Nightside—the gaudy, neon noir, secret heart of London, where it’s always three in the morning, where gods and monsters make deals and seek pleasures they won’t find anywhere else. He has a gift for finding things. And sometimes what he’s hired to locate can be very, very dangerous indeed.

Right now, for example, he’s searching for The Unholy Grail, the cup that Judas drank from at the Last Supper. It corrupts all who touch it—but it also gives enormous power. So he’s not the only one hunting. Angels, devils, sinners and saints—they’re all out there, tearing apart The Nightside, seeking the dark goblet.

And it’s only a matter of time until they realize that the famous John Taylor, the man with the gift for finding things, can lead them straight to it…

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Agents of Light and Darkness (Nightside Series #2) by Simon R. Green
****“Simon Green’s Nightside is a macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.”**—#1 *New York Times *bestselling author Jim Butcher*
***John Taylor works in the Nightside—the gaudy, neon noir, secret heart of London, where it’s always three in the morning, where gods and monsters make deals and seek pleasures they won’t find anywhere else. He has a gift for finding things. And sometimes what he’s hired to locate can be very, very dangerous indeed.

Right now, for example, he’s searching for The Unholy Grail, the cup that Judas drank from at the Last Supper. It corrupts all who touch it—but it also gives enormous power. So he’s not the only one hunting. Angels, devils, sinners and saints—they’re all out there, tearing apart The Nightside, seeking the dark goblet.

And it’s only a matter of time until they realize that the famous John Taylor, the man with the gift for finding things, can lead them straight to it…

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Age of Chivalry Or Legends of King Arthur

SUMMARY: It is believed that this presentation of a literature which held unrivaled sway over the imaginations of our ancestors, for many centuries, will not be without benefit to the reader, in addition to the amusement it may afford. Found within are the tales of King Arthur and His Knights, The Mabinogeon, Crusades – Robin Hood, and Knights of English History.

SUMMARY: It is believed that this presentation of a literature which held unrivaled sway over the imaginations of our ancestors, for many centuries, will not be without benefit to the reader, in addition to the amusement it may afford. Found within are the tales of King Arthur and His Knights, The Mabinogeon, Crusades – Robin Hood, and Knights of English History.

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Aesop’s Fables

SUMMARY: Aesop’s Fables, by Aesop, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. As legend has it, the storyteller Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece during the sixth century B.C. His memorable, recountable fables have brought amusing characters to life and driven home thought-provoking morals for generations of listeners and modern-day readers. Translated into countless languages and familiar to people around the world, Aesop’s fables never tarnish despite being told again and again. This collection presents nearly 300 of Aesop’s most entertaining and enduring stories—from “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” to “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs” and “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” Populated by a colorful array of animal characters who personify every imaginable human type—from fiddling grasshoppers and diligent ants to sly foxes, wicked wolves, brave mice, and grateful lions—these timeless tales are as fresh and relevant today as when they were first created. Full of humor, insight, and wit, the tales in Aesop’s Fables champion the value of hard work and perseverance, compassion for others, and honesty. They are age-old wisdom in a delicious form, for the consumption of adults and children alike.D. L. Ashliman is emeritus professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught folklore, mythology, German, and comparative literature at that institution for thirty-one years. He has also served as guest professor at the University of Augsburg in Germany.

SUMMARY: Aesop’s Fables, by Aesop, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. As legend has it, the storyteller Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece during the sixth century B.C. His memorable, recountable fables have brought amusing characters to life and driven home thought-provoking morals for generations of listeners and modern-day readers. Translated into countless languages and familiar to people around the world, Aesop’s fables never tarnish despite being told again and again. This collection presents nearly 300 of Aesop’s most entertaining and enduring stories—from “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” to “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs” and “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” Populated by a colorful array of animal characters who personify every imaginable human type—from fiddling grasshoppers and diligent ants to sly foxes, wicked wolves, brave mice, and grateful lions—these timeless tales are as fresh and relevant today as when they were first created. Full of humor, insight, and wit, the tales in Aesop’s Fables champion the value of hard work and perseverance, compassion for others, and honesty. They are age-old wisdom in a delicious form, for the consumption of adults and children alike.D. L. Ashliman is emeritus professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught folklore, mythology, German, and comparative literature at that institution for thirty-one years. He has also served as guest professor at the University of Augsburg in Germany.

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A Farewell to Legs: An Aaron Tucker Mystery

SUMMARY: Work-at-home dad, devoted husband, aspiring screenwriter — all ways to describe the unwilling sleuth Aaron Tucker, whom one re-viewer dubbed a combination of “Bart Simpson and James Bond.” In A Farewell to Legs, the second installment of the Aaron Tucker Mystery Series, Aaron is back on the trail again, this time trying to ferret out the murderer of a former classmate, a D.C. lobbyist whose enemies finally stick it to him, literally — with a six-inch steak knife. The deceased leaves behind a bombshell of a widow, a hidden bankroll of $13 million, and a cloud of political controversy, all of which lead Aaron to a barrel of red herrings. But in the life of Aaron Tucker, one mystery is never enough (though he’d be quick to tell you otherwise). He’s also been dele-gated the odious task of tracking down Buzbee School’s secret stink-bomber, and his wife, the beautiful attorney Abby Stein, is being stalked by a former client. All in a day’s work for the 5’4″ freelance writer, who, as procrastinator extraordinaire, would rather be doing anything but investigating.

SUMMARY: Work-at-home dad, devoted husband, aspiring screenwriter — all ways to describe the unwilling sleuth Aaron Tucker, whom one re-viewer dubbed a combination of “Bart Simpson and James Bond.” In A Farewell to Legs, the second installment of the Aaron Tucker Mystery Series, Aaron is back on the trail again, this time trying to ferret out the murderer of a former classmate, a D.C. lobbyist whose enemies finally stick it to him, literally — with a six-inch steak knife. The deceased leaves behind a bombshell of a widow, a hidden bankroll of $13 million, and a cloud of political controversy, all of which lead Aaron to a barrel of red herrings. But in the life of Aaron Tucker, one mystery is never enough (though he’d be quick to tell you otherwise). He’s also been dele-gated the odious task of tracking down Buzbee School’s secret stink-bomber, and his wife, the beautiful attorney Abby Stein, is being stalked by a former client. All in a day’s work for the 5’4″ freelance writer, who, as procrastinator extraordinaire, would rather be doing anything but investigating.

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A Christmas carol

SUMMARY: This new selection of Dickens’s Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory. In addition to the beloved A Christmas Carol, this volume includes such festive works as “Christmas Festivities,” “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton,” “A Christmas Tree,” “The Seven Poor Travellers,” The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, and a Christmas episode from Master Humphrey’s Clock.

SUMMARY: This new selection of Dickens’s Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory. In addition to the beloved A Christmas Carol, this volume includes such festive works as “Christmas Festivities,” “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton,” “A Christmas Tree,” “The Seven Poor Travellers,” The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, and a Christmas episode from Master Humphrey’s Clock.

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98.6 degrees: the art of keeping your ass alive

EDITORIAL REVIEW: $14.95 gatefold paper * 1-58685-234-5 * May 6 x 9 in, 192 pp, 70 Line Drawings, 16 Color Photo Pages Rights: W, Survival/Nature “If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book.” -Cody Lundin Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. It is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principal of keeping the body’s core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. In his entertaining and informative style, Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks, and without water for about three days or so. But if the body’s core temperature dips much below or above the 98.6 degree mark, a person can literally die within hours. It is a concept that many don’t take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature when lost in a blizzard or in the desert could save your life. Lundin delivers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and plenty of backcountry expertise. Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives in a passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona.

EDITORIAL REVIEW: $14.95 gatefold paper * 1-58685-234-5 * May 6 x 9 in, 192 pp, 70 Line Drawings, 16 Color Photo Pages Rights: W, Survival/Nature “If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book.” -Cody Lundin Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. It is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principal of keeping the body’s core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. In his entertaining and informative style, Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks, and without water for about three days or so. But if the body’s core temperature dips much below or above the 98.6 degree mark, a person can literally die within hours. It is a concept that many don’t take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature when lost in a blizzard or in the desert could save your life. Lundin delivers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and plenty of backcountry expertise. Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives in a passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona.

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98.6 Degrees

Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. This is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principle of keeping the body’s core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. In his entertaining and informative style, Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks and without water for about three days or so. But if the body’s core temperature dips much below or above the 98.6 degree mark, a person can literally die within hours. It is a concept that many don’t take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature when lost in a blizzard or in the desert could save your life. Lundin delivers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and plenty of backcountry expertise. Watch naturalist Cody Lundin on “Dual Survival” as he uses many of the same skills and techniques taught in his book: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive. As seen in the 10-part series “Dual Survival” on The Discovery Channel! Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives in a passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona.

Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. This is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principle of keeping the body’s core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. In his entertaining and informative style, Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks and without water for about three days or so. But if the body’s core temperature dips much below or above the 98.6 degree mark, a person can literally die within hours. It is a concept that many don’t take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature when lost in a blizzard or in the desert could save your life. Lundin delivers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and plenty of backcountry expertise. Watch naturalist Cody Lundin on “Dual Survival” as he uses many of the same skills and techniques taught in his book: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive. As seen in the 10-part series “Dual Survival” on The Discovery Channel! Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives in a passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona.

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D’un monde à l’autre

La vie de Camille, adolescente surdouée, bascule quand elle pénètre par accident dans l’univers de Gwendalavir avec son ami Salim. Là, des créatures menaçantes, les Ts’liches, la reconnaissent sous le nom d’Ewilan et tentent de la tuer. Originaire de ce monde, elle est l’héritière d’un don prodigieux, le Dessin, qui peut s’avérer une arme décisive dans la lutte de son peuple pour reconquérir pouvoir, liberté et dignité. Epaulée par le maître d’armes de l’empereur et un vieil érudit, Camille parviendra-t-elle à maîtriser son pouvoir ?

La vie de Camille, adolescente surdouée, bascule quand elle pénètre par accident dans l’univers de Gwendalavir avec son ami Salim. Là, des créatures menaçantes, les Ts’liches, la reconnaissent sous le nom d’Ewilan et tentent de la tuer. Originaire de ce monde, elle est l’héritière d’un don prodigieux, le Dessin, qui peut s’avérer une arme décisive dans la lutte de son peuple pour reconquérir pouvoir, liberté et dignité. Epaulée par le maître d’armes de l’empereur et un vieil érudit, Camille parviendra-t-elle à maîtriser son pouvoir ?

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Tropique de la nuit

Hier, Jane Doe était une brillante anthropologue flirtant avec la magie noire en plein cœur du Mali. Aujourd’hui, modeste archiviste médicale dans un hôpital de Miami, elle a changé d’identité. Désormais Dolores Tuoey aux yeux de tous, la voici qui se met en danger en recueillant illégalement une fillette dont la mère vient de mourir. Au même moment, en ville, des femmes enceintes sont retrouvées éventrées, leurs fœtus mutilés. Y a-t-il un lien entre les deux affaires? Et pourquoi diable Jane-Dolores a-t-elle l’impression d’être rattrapée par son passé? Sommé d’intercepter ce tueur en série que les médias baptisent déjà “l’avorteur fou “, l’inspecteur Jimmy Paz va devoir trouver la signification de ces actes de barbarie, le temps d’une enquête infernale aux frontières des ténèbres…

Hier, Jane Doe était une brillante anthropologue flirtant avec la magie noire en plein cœur du Mali. Aujourd’hui, modeste archiviste médicale dans un hôpital de Miami, elle a changé d’identité. Désormais Dolores Tuoey aux yeux de tous, la voici qui se met en danger en recueillant illégalement une fillette dont la mère vient de mourir. Au même moment, en ville, des femmes enceintes sont retrouvées éventrées, leurs fœtus mutilés. Y a-t-il un lien entre les deux affaires? Et pourquoi diable Jane-Dolores a-t-elle l’impression d’être rattrapée par son passé? Sommé d’intercepter ce tueur en série que les médias baptisent déjà “l’avorteur fou “, l’inspecteur Jimmy Paz va devoir trouver la signification de ces actes de barbarie, le temps d’une enquête infernale aux frontières des ténèbres…

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Le testament des siècles

Installé aux États-Unis depuis la mort de sa mère, Damien Louvel, scénariste d’une série télévisée à succès, doit rentrer en France à la suite du décès tragique de son père.
Il découvre alors que celui-ci menait d’étranges recherches historico-philosophiques autour d’un mystérieux objet – la pierre de lorden -, qui semblent lui avoir coûté la vie.
Aidé d’une journaliste, dont il tombe amoureux, Damien décide de poursuivre les investigations de son père, et se lance dans une course effrénée, de bibliothèques en sociétés secrètes, de Gordes à Londres et au cœur de Paris. Une enquête qui va bouleverser sa vie à jamais et le mener sur les pistes des templiers, des francs-maçons, de Léonard de Vinci et de Napoléon…
Hackés, traqués, menacés, Sophie et Damien n’auront de cesse de mettre au jour le plus vieux secret de l’Humanité : le dernier message laissé par le Christ.
Książka ma 384 strony.

Installé aux États-Unis depuis la mort de sa mère, Damien Louvel, scénariste d’une série télévisée à succès, doit rentrer en France à la suite du décès tragique de son père.
Il découvre alors que celui-ci menait d’étranges recherches historico-philosophiques autour d’un mystérieux objet – la pierre de lorden -, qui semblent lui avoir coûté la vie.
Aidé d’une journaliste, dont il tombe amoureux, Damien décide de poursuivre les investigations de son père, et se lance dans une course effrénée, de bibliothèques en sociétés secrètes, de Gordes à Londres et au cœur de Paris. Une enquête qui va bouleverser sa vie à jamais et le mener sur les pistes des templiers, des francs-maçons, de Léonard de Vinci et de Napoléon…
Hackés, traqués, menacés, Sophie et Damien n’auront de cesse de mettre au jour le plus vieux secret de l’Humanité : le dernier message laissé par le Christ.
Książka ma 384 strony.

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La tempete approche

La Saga Continue… Tout est calme en tous lieux dans la Nouvelle République. Les survivants de l’Empire sont en déroute ; la renaissance des Chevaliers Jedi a apporté pouvoir et prestige au jeune gouvernement. Les factions qui ont combattu la tyrannie impériale paraissent unies pour savourer les fruits de la paix. Mais la saison des fruits ne dure pas. Luke doit voyager vers le monde natal de sa mère dans une quête sans repos pour retrouver les siens. Lando l’aventureux doit se saisir d’un redoutable vaisseau de guerre lancé vers une mission inconnue. Et Leia, vivant symbole de la République, affronte le vice-roi des Yevethas, arrogant personnage dont les exigences pourraient bien faire voler en éclats l’unité du régime… et menacer jusqu’à sa survie

La Saga Continue… Tout est calme en tous lieux dans la Nouvelle République. Les survivants de l’Empire sont en déroute ; la renaissance des Chevaliers Jedi a apporté pouvoir et prestige au jeune gouvernement. Les factions qui ont combattu la tyrannie impériale paraissent unies pour savourer les fruits de la paix. Mais la saison des fruits ne dure pas. Luke doit voyager vers le monde natal de sa mère dans une quête sans repos pour retrouver les siens. Lando l’aventureux doit se saisir d’un redoutable vaisseau de guerre lancé vers une mission inconnue. Et Leia, vivant symbole de la République, affronte le vice-roi des Yevethas, arrogant personnage dont les exigences pourraient bien faire voler en éclats l’unité du régime… et menacer jusqu’à sa survie

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Suaire froid

Pour une fois, les affaires sont bonnes. Un peu trop, même : Harry Dresden, le seul magicien de Chicago, est carrément débordé. Le champion de la Cour Rouge des vampires a décidé de le provoquer en duel. Le suaire de Turin a disparu et Harry n’est pas le seul à sa recherche : une troupe de démons s’en mêle. Murphy lui a aussi demandé d’enquêter sur un mystérieux cadavre sans tête ni mains. Pour couronner le tout, son ex-petite amie est de retour, toujours en lutte contre sa nature semi-vampirique, et elle semble avoir un nouvel homme dans sa vie… Il y a des jours où sortir du lit n’est as vraiment payant… quels que soient vos tarifs…

Pour une fois, les affaires sont bonnes. Un peu trop, même : Harry Dresden, le seul magicien de Chicago, est carrément débordé. Le champion de la Cour Rouge des vampires a décidé de le provoquer en duel. Le suaire de Turin a disparu et Harry n’est pas le seul à sa recherche : une troupe de démons s’en mêle. Murphy lui a aussi demandé d’enquêter sur un mystérieux cadavre sans tête ni mains. Pour couronner le tout, son ex-petite amie est de retour, toujours en lutte contre sa nature semi-vampirique, et elle semble avoir un nouvel homme dans sa vie… Il y a des jours où sortir du lit n’est as vraiment payant… quels que soient vos tarifs…

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Le singe suivi de Le chenal

Foutu singe au sourire grimaçant ! Tout en dents ! L’œil vitreux. Un diable qui sort d’une boîte… Hal l’avait précipité au fond d’un puits. Et le voilà qui resurgit vingt ans plus tard. Le même. Avec ses ailes noires. Et, comme un écho venu de l’enfer, ces horribles cymbales qui s’entrechoquent, signant à chaque fois un arrêt de mort. Partout, l’ombre de la mort plane. Quand elle ne s’incarne pas dans le jouet le plus innocent, elle rôde dans Le chenal, attirant par son chant les vivants en sursis. ” Stella, quand viendras-tu de l’autre côté, sur le continent ? ” Traverser le chenal à 95 ans ! Une invitation certes, mais au grand voyage… Chez Stephen Ring, un rien dérape et le décor qui nous était familier prend soudain un avant-goût d’apocalypse !

Foutu singe au sourire grimaçant ! Tout en dents ! L’œil vitreux. Un diable qui sort d’une boîte… Hal l’avait précipité au fond d’un puits. Et le voilà qui resurgit vingt ans plus tard. Le même. Avec ses ailes noires. Et, comme un écho venu de l’enfer, ces horribles cymbales qui s’entrechoquent, signant à chaque fois un arrêt de mort. Partout, l’ombre de la mort plane. Quand elle ne s’incarne pas dans le jouet le plus innocent, elle rôde dans Le chenal, attirant par son chant les vivants en sursis. ” Stella, quand viendras-tu de l’autre côté, sur le continent ? ” Traverser le chenal à 95 ans ! Une invitation certes, mais au grand voyage… Chez Stephen Ring, un rien dérape et le décor qui nous était familier prend soudain un avant-goût d’apocalypse !

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