561–576 di 1542 risultati

The Soul Stealer

Annja Creed jumps at the chance to join a fellow archaeologist on a quest to find a relic. But she’s not so thrilled about northern Siberia, where they are hoping to discover something buried in the long-undisturbed soil of Russia’s frozen terrain. When they reach the town of Jakutsk, Annja is put off by its gray landscape and highly superstitious inhabitants. They claim they are being hunted. Then one of the villagers goes missing.The locals blame the Khosadam, a ghost of a fallen goddess said to ingest the souls of the departed. But there are no fresh graves. She is now hunting the living. When Annja seeks to destroy the apparition, she discovers an even more horrifying truth—and may have hit a dead end.

Slide

WARNING! THIS MAY BE THE MOST SHOCKING BOOK YOU EVER READ! Max Fisher used to run a computer company; Angela Petrakos was his assistant and mistress. But that was last year. Now Max is reinventing himself as a hip-hop crack dealer and Angela’s back in Ireland, hooking up with a would-be record-setter…in the field of serial killing. Will their paths cross again? What do you think? From the evil geniuses who brought you Bust comes a roller-coaster ride of suspense, mayhem and vicious fun that’ll make you reluctant ever to open your mail again. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
(source: Bol.com)

Skin Game

Keisha is willing to strip to earn the money she needs to attend university. But when Steven, the editor of PIMP magazine, decides to use her to take his own game to the next level, he’s about to learn a thing or two.

Simple Genius

In a world of secrets, human genius is power.
And sometimes it is simply deadly…
A three-hour drive from Washington, D.C., two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river. One is the world’s most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery. The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy. Now a man and a woman are about to run a gauntlet between these two puzzle factories, straight into a furious struggle to exploit a potentially world-shattering discovery–and keep some other secrets underwraps forever…
Former secret service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious ina hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the mutder of a scientist just inside the CIA’s razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia.
Soon he is uncovering layer after layer of disinformation that shields a stunning world filled with elite mathematics, physicists, war heroes, spies, and deadly field agents. Amid more murder, a seemingly autistic girl’s extraordinary genius, and a powerful breakthrough in the realm of classified codes, Sean soon learns enough to put his life at risk. Now more than ever, he needs Michelle–at her best–to help stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.
From Michelle’s courageous struggle to defeat her long-buried personal demons to a centuries-old secret that surfaces in the heat of action, SIMPLE GENIUS pulses with stunning, high-intensity suspense. The heroes of Split Second and Hour Game, David Baldacci’s #1 New York Times bestsellers, are back–as you’ve never seen them before.

Shadow Hunters

Shadow Hunters (Starcraft: The Dark Templar Saga Series #2) by Christie Golden
An original tale of space warfare based on the bestselling computer game series from Blizzard Entertainment.
Driven by the living memories of a long-dead protoss mystic and hounded by the Queen of Blades’ ravenous zerg, archaeologist Jake Ramsey embarks on a perilous journey to reach the fabled protoss homeworld of Aiur.
Seeking a vital piece of protoss technology, Jake finds that Aiur has been overrun by the zerg. Descending into the shadowy labyrinths beneath the planet’s surface, he must find the sacred crystal before time runs out — for him…and the universe itself.
Yet, what Jake discovers beneath Aiur is a horror beyond his wildest nightmares — Ulrezaj — an archon comprised of the seven most deadly and powerful dark templar in history….

Sex and the Psychic Witch

Introducing the Cartwright sisters-Harmony, Destiny and Storm-triplets and unstoppable seductresses. Harmony, the buyer for her sisters’ vintage curio shop, can read objects and learn of their former owners. Now, a Celtic ring leads her to a castle on the coast of Massachusetts. King Paxton’s money-pit is cursed, and he hopes that this leggy blonde can help him find peace with an angry ghost, a disgruntled renovation crew-and his own heart.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance!

SUMMARY: Dear Reader, If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick–witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all.If you haven’t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair.I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket Ages 10+

Secret of the Slaves (Rogue Angel)

When archaeologist Annja Creed
is hired to find the lost city of
Promise in Brazil, she is more than
intrigued. Legends abound of a
magical place where slaves were
rumored to have discovered the
secret to eternal youth and life.
But strangers are not welcome
in Promise.
Annja soon learns that the residents
have gone to extreme lengths to guard
their precious secret. Making her
way from the steamy port of Belém
to the brutal slums of Northeast
Brazil, Annja faces unexpected peril,
from poisoned arrows to Amazonian
anacondas. As she navigates through
a land where spirituality collides
with the material world, Annja must
distinguish between what is real and
what is imagined for fear of making
a wrong move. Because anyone or
any*thing* could be her enemy.
And she’s getting too close….
**
### Sinossi
When archaeologist Annja Creed
is hired to find the lost city of
Promise in Brazil, she is more than
intrigued. Legends abound of a
magical place where slaves were
rumored to have discovered the
secret to eternal youth and life.
But strangers are not welcome
in Promise.
Annja soon learns that the residents
have gone to extreme lengths to guard
their precious secret. Making her
way from the steamy port of Belém
to the brutal slums of Northeast
Brazil, Annja faces unexpected peril,
from poisoned arrows to Amazonian
anacondas. As she navigates through
a land where spirituality collides
with the material world, Annja must
distinguish between what is real and
what is imagined for fear of making
a wrong move. Because anyone or
any*thing* could be her enemy.
And she’s getting too close….

The Secret Agent

*The Secret Agent* is Joseph Conrad’s dark satire on English society, edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Newton in Penguin Classics.
In the only novel Conrad set in London, *The Secret Agent* communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verloc must deal with the repercussions of his actions. While rooted in the Edwardian period, Conrad’s tale remains strikingly contemporary, with its depiction of Londoners gripped by fear of the terrorists living in their midst.
This edition of *The Secret Agent* contains a chronology, further reading, notes and maps of London and Greenwich. In his introduction, Michael Newton discusses London’s real-life world of political anarchy, and Conrad’s portrayal of the Verlocs’ marriage.
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in the Ukraine and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. After spending years in the French, and later the British Merchant Navy, Conrad left the sea to devote himself to writing. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as *Youth*, *Heart of Darkness*, *Lord* *Jim*, *Typhoon*, *Nostromo*, *The Secret Agent* and *Under Western Eyes*.
If you enjoyed *The Secret Agent*, you might like Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s *Demons*, also available in Penguin Classics.
‘A brilliant book, one of the greatest works of modern irony’
Malcolm Bradbury
**

The Sea of Monsters

SUMMARY: You can’t tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. You mortals can’t even see the monsters we have to fight all the time. So when a game of dodgeball turned into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, I couldn’t exactly ask my gym teacher for help. And that was just for starters. This is the one where Camp Half Blood is undernbsp;attack, and unless I get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones. Can Percy survive the treacherous Sea of Monstersnbsp;and restore order to Half-Blood Hill?

Salem Falls

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
When Jack St. Bride arrives by chance in the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls, he decides to reinvent himself. Tall, blond, and handsome, Jack was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls’ prep school—until a student’s crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his reputation. Now, working for minimum wage washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, Jack buries his past, content to become the mysterious stranger who has appeared out of the blue.
With ghosts of her own haunting her, Addie Peabody is as cautious around men ad Jack St. Bride is around women. But as this unassuming stranger steps smoothly into the diner’s daily routine, she finds him fitting just as comfortably inside her heart—and slowly, a gentle, healing love takes hold between them.
Yet planting roots in Salem Falls may prove fateful for Jack. Amid the white-painted centuries-old churches, a quartet of bored, privileged teeage girls have formed a coven that is crossing the line between amusment and malicious intent. Quick to notice the attractive new employee at Addie’s diner, the girls turn Jack’s world upside down with a shattering allegation that causes history to repeat itself—and forces Jack to proclaim his innocence once again. Suddenly nothing in Salem Falls is as it seems: a safe haven turns dangerous, an innocent girl meets evil face-to-face, a dishwasher with a Ph.D. is revealed to be an ex-con. As Jack’s hidden past catches up with him, the seams of this tiny town begin to tear, and the emerging truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray. Now Addie, desperate for answers, must look into her heart—and into Jack’s lies and shadowy secrets&3151;for evidence that will condemn or redeem the man she has come to love.

Sahara Trade Paper

SUMMARY: Clive Cussler’s breathtaking thriller, SAHARA will now be published in our popular premium format with an exciting new cover.

Rode Hard, Put Up Wet

Workin up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin cowboy or two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: theirs won’t be strictly a working relationship.
She’s the boss during the day, but once she’s corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough and ready participant in any leather-n-lace game Cash dreams up.
Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie, and rowdy cowboy Carter McKay doggin Macie’s every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma except this time, Gemma’s grabbed the bull by the horns and she’s playing for keeps. Summer’s going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.
*Rough Riders- Book 2*

Ride ‘em Cowgirl!

Why is “RIDE ‘EM COWGIRL” today’s most exciting lovemaking guide? * VISUALIZE YOUR PLEASURE. Over 100 *tasteful* illustrations show you how * RELAX AND EXPLORE. Feel inspired by Dr. Sadie’s easy conversational style * NO PRETZEL POSES! Learn to pleasure-tweak the positions you already love * READ IT TOGETHER. Fun, sensual hands-on arousal tips excite you both * RE-DISCOVER SEX. Thrilling touches your lover wants (but isn’t telling you) * MORE INCLUSIVE. Exciting new positions for pregnant and voluptuous lovers * GO PLEASURE-CRAZY. Discover the secret to igniting HER orgasms during sex * HAVE FUN. The one bedside companion for new couples AND longtime lovers “RIDE ‘EM COWGIRL!” by America’s Pleasure Coach Dr. Sadie Allison empowers more pleasureful, more passionate lovemaking. What are you waiting for?
(source: Bol.com)

Retribution

By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan’s defeat was inevitable, but how the drive to victory would be achieved remained unclear. The ensuing drama—that ended in Japan’s utter devastation—was acted out across the vast theater of Asia in massive clashes between army, air, and naval forces.
In recounting these extraordinary events, Max Hastings draws incisive portraits of MacArthur, Mao, Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and other key figures of the war in the East. But he is equally adept in his portrayals of the ordinary soldiers and sailors caught in the bloodiest of campaigns.
With its piercing and convincing analysis, **Retribution** is a brilliant telling of an epic conflict from a master military historian at the height of his powers.
*From the Trade Paperback edition.*

The Republic

SUMMARY: Plato’S Republic Is Widely Acknowledged As The Cornerstone Of Western Philosophy. Presented In The Form Of A Dialogue Between Socrates And Three Different Interlocutors, It Is An Enquiry Into The Notion Of A Perfect Community And The Ideal Individual Within It. During The Conversation Other Questions Are Raised: What Is Goodness; What Is Reality; What Is Knowledge? The Republic Also Addresses The Purpose Of Education And The Role Of Both Women And Men As ‘Guardians’ Of The People. With Remarkable Lucidity And Deft Use Of Allegory, Plato Arrives At A Depiction Of A State Bound By Harmony And Ruled By ‘Philosopher Kings’.