The first title in the new "Warhammer Crime" imprint. Try to unravel the secrets lurking in the sprawling city of Varangantua. In the immense city of Varangantua, life is cheap but mistakes are expensive. When Probator Agusto Zidarov of the city’s enforcers is charged with locating the missing scion of a wealthy family, he knows full well that the chances of finding him alive are slight. The people demanding answers, though, are powerful and ruthless, and he is soon immersed in a world of criminal cartels and corporate warfare where even an enforcer’s survival is far from guaranteed. As he follows the evidence deeper into the city’s dark underbelly, he discovers secrets that have been kept hidden by powerful hands. As the net closes in on both him and his quarry, he is forced to confront just what measures some people are willing to take in order to stay alive…
"It is the early 1990s, the dying days of apartheid, and in a Natal beachfront supermarket a bomb explodes, killing six people. Anthea Hardy, a white journalist who loses her boyfriend in this bombing, is shocked into confronting the personal effects of political violence" -- Back cover.
The year is 1958. O'Connor, a young reporter with the Las Piernas News Express, is desperate to discover who has perpetrated a savage attack on his mentor, Jack Corrigan. In and out of consciousness, Corrigan claims to have witnessed the burial of a bloodstained car on a farm, but his reputation as a heavy drinker calls his strange story into question. In a seemingly unrelated mystery, a yacht bearing four members of the wealthy Ducane family disappears during a storm off the coast. An investigation finds that the Ducane home has been broken into; a nursemaid has been killed; and Max, the infant heir, has gone missing. Corrigan recovers his health, but despite a police investigation and his own tireless inquiries, the mysteries of the buried car and the whereabouts of Maxwell Ducane haunt him until his death. Twenty years after that fateful night, in her first days as a novice reporter working for managing editor O'Connor, Irene Kelly covers the groundbreaking ceremony for a shopping center -- which unexpectedly yields the unearthing of a buried car. In the trunk are human remains. Are those of the infant heir among them? If so, who is the young man who has recently changed his name to Max Ducane? Again the trail goes maddeningly, perhaps suspiciously, cold. Until today. Irene, now married to homicide detective Frank Harriman, is a veteran reporter facing the impending closing of the Las Piernas News Express. With circulation down and young reporters fresh out of journalism school replacing longtime staffers, Irene can't help but wish for the good old days when she worked with O'Connor. So when the baffling kidnap-burial case resurfaces, Irene's tenacious love for her mentor and journalistic integrity far outweigh any fears or trepidation. Determined to make a final splash for her beloved paper and solve the mystery that plagued O'Connor until his death, Irene pursues a story that reunites her with her past and may end her career -- and her life.
A new era of exciting adventures and shocking revelations continues to unfold, as the legendary Star Wars saga sweeps forward into astonishing new territory. Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds–and the approaching war is tearing the Skywalker and Solo families apart. Han and Leia return to Han’s homeworld, Corellia, the heart of the resistance. Their children, Jacen and Jaina, are soldiers in the Galactic Alliance’s campaign to crush the insurgents. Jacen, now a complete master of the Force, has his own plans to bring order to the galaxy. Guided by his Sith mentor, Lumiya, and with Luke’s young son Ben at his side, Jacen embarks on the same path that his grandfather Darth Vader once did. And while Han and Leia watch their only son become a stranger, a secret assassin entangles the couple with a dreaded name from Han’s past: Boba Fett. In the new galactic order, friends and enemies are no longer what they seem. . . . Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
Like no poetry you've ever known before, Fred D'Aguiar's novel-in-verse sweeps you up in the scintillating story of a young female slave who falls in love with the son of the plantation owner and runs away with him in search of a new life. En route they are rescued by an old man who has organised a secret underground railroad to help slaves escape, but they become separated from each other: Faith, the woman, is sold back into slavery and Christy, her lover, punished with forced labour. The novel is narrated by their son who is stuck in time until their story is told. Using the intricate rhyme-scheme of Byron's wonderfully picaresque Don Juan, D'Aguiar wittily plays with language to create poetry that is dazzling in its inventiveness whilst being utterly readable. Despite the seriousness of its subject matter, Bloodlines is full of humour, satire, experiment and, above all, life. Its characters are, like the language, brim-full of energy and very sympathetic as they struggle against vicissitude. Read this book fast like a novel, savour every word like a poem, do both, the choice is yours.
Twenty-five years ago Olivia Sealy was kidnapped for ransom. Today she has no memory of the terrible event, yet an uneasy feeling still haunts her—a fear that is realized when an infant's skeleton is found and a connection is made to Olivia's past. As news of the discovery makes headlines, Olivia and the people close to her suddenly become targets for a murderer bent on revenge. Still stunned by the revelation and its implications, Olivia puts her trust in Trey Bonney, the detective assigned to the case. But neither counts on a madman who may hold the answer to the twenty-five-year-old mystery—a secret someone hoped was buried for good.
Recovering Hitler's Nuremberg Laws from Patton's Trophy to Public Memorial
Author: Anthony M. Platt
Category: Social Science
At the end of World War II, an American military intelligence team retrieved an original copy of the 1935 Nuremberg Laws, signed by Hitler, and turned over this rare document to General George S. Patton. In 1999, after fifty-five years in the vault of the Huntington Library in southern California, the Nuremberg Laws resurfaced and were put on public display for the first time at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. In this far-ranging, interdisciplinary study that is part historical analysis, part cultural critique, part detective story, and part memoir, Tony Platt explores a range of interrelated issues: war-time looting, remembrance of the holocaust, German and American eugenics, and the public responsibilities of museums and cultural centers. This book is based on original research by the author and co-researcher, historian Cecilia O'Leary, in government, military, and library archives; interviews and oral histories; and participant observation. It is both a detailed, scholarly analysis and a record of the author's activist efforts to correct the historical record.
FROM BESTSELLING PARANORMAL ROMANCE AUTHOR CRISSY SMITH Bloodlines &– the complete box set 1 &– Bite If trouble doesn't come to him, he'll find it on his own. 2 &– Control Learning to take control might drive them all crazy. 3 &– Embrace Embrace who he is... or lose everything. 4 &– Family Becoming family is the only way they can survive. Deep in the shadows, an agency only known as the Organization works at keeping both human and supernatural innocents safe. The agents are chosen by their bloodline, descendants of the very first families who began to watch over the world. Humans, shifters and Day Walkers have teamed up to fight for the safety and lives of people who will never even know they exist. In the city of Las Vegas there's a battle going on between good and evil, and the fate of all the residents rests in the hands of a select group of agents. These agents must overcome their own tragic pasts and confusing circumstances to save those they've sworn to protect. If they can make it out of this war alive they might just find their happily ever after along the way.
Andrew Davidson goes behind the scenes at Britain's largest hospital trust and describes a year in the life of a hospital through the stories of those who work there and those who pass through. St Thomas' Hospital, opposite the Houses of Parliament, is one of the most famous centres of medical excellence in the world. For the past two years it has been the subject of bitter political controversy over the decision to amalgamate it with its rival, Guy's. From the man who runs the Mortuary to the Chief Executive who has 'finished' an affair with the head of PR - but who has just born his child - to the patients with Multi Drug Resistant Infection (an extremely scary potential by-product of going into hospital) and those who come into Casualty to have frozen fish removed from unlikely places - this is the most vividly realised book that has ever emerged from a modern hospital. It reveals the choices that doctors, nurses, administrators and patients must make each day - decisions that are often literally a matter of life and death.
Lydia Galatianti, queen of Galatia, is running for her life-the love of her life, King Richard, slain at the hands of his own mother. Hiding her swollen belly from her escort, her mission is to protect her unborn child, even if that means putting her trust in Serene, a strange and creepy old teller who may have an agenda of her own. Seventeen years later, Nylina Galatianti, sole heir to the throne of Galatia, is beautiful, strong, and hardheaded, until an accident triggers a life-changing transformation within her. Learning the dark secrets about her bloodline, Nyla must come to terms with the future she now faces. Who can Nyla confide in-Kaden, her best friend, who wrestles with his own tragic past, or Samuel, the head of the guard who seems to keep Nyla rooted to her humanity? Her kingdom, Galatia, is on the brink of war with a threatening kingdom, Ridia, now allied with the vicious werewolf, Rothgar. Nyla must fight to control her dark urges when a group of refugees from Ridia offer their help. Are these mysterious newcomers who they seem, and can they be trusted? Can Nyla learn to control herself, or will she reveal Galatia's greatest secret, harming those she loves in the process?
They’re not star-crossed—they’re impossible. Bought and soon-to-be delivered, Emma Sorrento will be the next wife of a New York Don decades her senior. Not by choice, but as a mafia princess—was there ever one? But the soul-black eyes of the man tasked with ensuring her safe arrival to the wedding of her nightmares tempts her like no other. In the worst possible way. Calisto Donati. He’s entirely forbidden. The nephew of the man she’s supposed to marry. And just a touch from him could get her killed. Is it worth it? Now Emma has two problems. Saving herself from a marriage to a man she doesn’t want, and not falling in love with the one she does. NOTE: The Donati Bloodlines trilogy includes THREE parts that should be read in order—part one and two end on a cliffhanger, and part three is a HEA.
A Donati Trilogy Companion Novella The secrets of the Donati family begin here … Read as Cross and Camilla Donati go from children, to teens, to young adults, where their stories can now begin. Learn the most devastating moment in Affonso Donati’s life, as he handpicks his new bride. And finish where it all began, where the secrets started, and the first lies muddied the bloodlines of the Donati family. Written in novella form that moves from one scene to the next in single chapter formed mini-stories, Behind the Bloodlines is a collection that spans long before Calisto and Emma, to far into their marriage, and beyond with never before seen perspectives. Behind the Bloodlines is a 20k Companion Novella to the Donati Bloodlines Trilogy. It includes three deleted scenes, one extended file, five unseen future-takes, and two never-seen-before POVs. It is not meant to be read as a standalone novella from the Trilogy, but as an add-on after finishing.
The wrap-up to the Bloodlines saga! This volume contains all the previous Bloodlines Shorts in one place, along with two new never-before-seen stories involving a seven-year-old Tiffany’s close encounter with Santa and his reindeer and a story within a story about Caesar’s last birthday, which just so happens to fall on December 25th. Enjoy these heart-warming tales of love, family, and action surrounded by a dash of the holiday spirit!
Darwin's Theory of Evolution is still only a theory because the link between our ancestors could never be drawn to us directly. What we do know is that we took a leap in the evolutionary chain and to this day no one knows why. Hints of what could have happened can be found sprinkled throughout history, and in the fi rst installment of Velvet Bloodlines you will meet the immortals that changed humanity for all time. You will follow Eleora on her heart-breaking journey as she discovers memories of lives she doesn't remember living along the coastlines of Virginia Beach. She is joined by Sky, the original immortal, King of the crowned blood type known as the Kitra. As his kingdom is falling he struggles to prevent history from repeating itself in a tragic loop. You will meet different fi gures in our world's history freshly realized and reborn into the present. Are we doomed to repeat our mistakes or will mankind be offered its second chance? A new threat emerges; as mankind was never able to evolve naturally an infectious disease is altering the human blood types back into their primitive form. The rise of the Rajini marks the beginning of a new war and new tragedy. Once the outbreak begins no man, woman, or child will be safe not even in death will there be peace.
The secrets within the bloodlines of this family are deadly ... Emma Sorrento went from a carefree, young woman one day, to the paid-for bride of a mafia boss the next. She had been groomed for this life and position, but she didn't even realize it until it was too late. Promised to a man she despised, and stuck in a world where her desires and happiness are of little importance, she quickly learned to keep quiet and stay pretty. That is how she survives, even when life deals her devastating blow after blow, determined to knock her down for good. Until one day, a man with black eyes, a black soul, and a blacker heart wakes her up again. He's dangerous. He's all parts bad. He's also her husband's nephew, and she should know better. Calisto Donati gives Emma every single reason to live. And maybe die, too. They were never star-crossed. They were always impossible. Donati Bloodlines: The Complete Trilogy follows the story of Emma and Calisto through three full-length novels, to a final Happily Ever After. It also includes a 20k companion novella to the trilogy titled Behind the Bloodlines.
IN A BUSINESS LIKE MONSTER HUNTING, IT'S ALL ABOUT SETTING PRIORITIES The chaos god Asag has been quiet since the destruction of the City of Monsters, but Monster Hunter International know that he is still out there, somewhere—plotting, waiting for his chance to unravel reality. When Owen and the MHI team discover that one of Isaac Newton's Ward Stones is being auctioned off by Reptoids who live deep beneath Atlanta, they decide to steal the magical superweapon and use it to destroy Asag once and for all. But before the stone can be handed off, it is stolen by a mysterious thief with ties to MHI and the Vatican's Secret Guard. It's a race against time, the Secret Guard, a spectral bounty hunter, and a whole bunch of monsters to acquire the Ward Stone and use it against Asag. For as dangerous as the chaos god is, there is something much older—and infinitely more evil—awakening deep in the jungles of South America. At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Larry Correia and the Monster Hunter International series: “[E]verything I like in fantasy: intense action scenes, evil in horrifying array, good struggling against the darkness, and most of all people—gorgeously flawed human beings faced with horrible moral choices that force them to question and change and grow.” —Jim Butcher “[A] no-holds-barred all-out page turner that is part science fiction, part horror, and an absolute blast to read.” —BookReporter.com “If you love monsters and action, you’ll love this book. If you love guns, you’ll love this book. If you love fantasy, and especially horror fantasy, you’ll love this book.” —Knotclan.com “A gun person who likes science fiction—or, heck, anyone who likes science fiction—will enjoy [these books] . . . The plotting is excellent, and Correia makes you care about the characters . . . I read both books without putting them down except for work . . . so whaddaya waitin’ for? Go and buy some . . . for yourself and for stocking stuffers.” —Massad Ayoob “This lighthearted, testosterone-soaked sequel to 2009's Monster Hunter International will delight fans of action horror with elaborate weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, disgusting monsters, and an endless stream of blood and body parts.” —Publishers Weekly on Monster Hunter Vendetta