The Istanbul Puzzle

Author: Laurence O’Bryan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Buried deep under Istanbul, a secret is about to resurface with explosive consequences...

The Istanbul Convention, Domestic Violence and Human Rights

Author: Ronagh McQuigg

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Law

Page: 183

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The Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 7 April 2011. The Convention entered into force on 1 August 2014 and has currently been ratified by 22 states. This Convention constitutes a crucial development as regards the movement to combat gender-based violence, as it sets new legally binding standards in this area. This book provides a detailed analysis of the Convention and its potential to make an impact in relation to the specific issue of domestic violence. The book places the Istanbul Convention in context with regard to developments relating to domestic violence as a human rights issue. The background to the adoption of the Convention is examined, and the text of this instrument is analysed in detail. Comparative analysis is engaged in with reference to the duties that have been placed on states by other bodies such as the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the European Court of Human Rights. Comparisons are also drawn with the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women and with the relevant provisions of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. An in-depth examination of the advantages of the adoption of the Istanbul Convention by the Council of Europe is provided along with a detailed analysis of the challenges faced by the Convention. The book concludes with a number of brief reflections in relation to the question of whether the adoption of a UN convention on violence against women may be a possible development, and the potential such an instrument holds, in the context of domestic violence.

Personal Identity

Author: Harold W. Noonan

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Personal Identity is a comprehensive introduction to the nature of the self and its relation to the body. Harold Noonan places the problem of personal identity in the context of more general puzzles about identity, discussing the major historical theories and more recent debates. The second edition of Personal Identity contains a new chapter on 'animalism' and a new section on vagueness.

The Cairo Puzzle

Author: Laurence O'Bryan

Publisher: Puzzle


Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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From the award-winning bestselling author of The Istanbul Puzzle. Henry warned her. "If you go to Cairo, you'll get yourself killed." But what choice does Isabel have? She has to find Sean, her missing husband, and she's discovered that a hospital in Cairo treated an American patient recently, flown to Cairo from Germany for some unexplained reason. But she's arrived at the wrong moment. A mass uprising is being crushed in Tahrir Square. The next day, an Egyptian billionaire announces a discovery at the Great Pyramid of Giza. Isabel decides to talk to him. He might help her find Sean. She ends up deep in the desert, at a camp run by the Muslim Brotherhood. They murder her driver in front of her, then ask her to carry one simple task. They will lead her to Sean if she agrees. But what they are asking goes against everything she believes in. And time is running out. The Great Pyramid of Giza provides the final piece of the puzzle, which Isabel and Sean first encountered in Istanbul. In a fabled hall, assumed by most to be an ancient myth, Isabel finds out what happened to her husband. She also discovers what lies beneath the Great Pyramid, based on real, ground penetrating archaeology, which will undermine what millions cherish as the truth. Reviews for other novels in the Puzzle series: "5.0 out out 5 stars for this guy's stories and plots." Kindle Customer - Verified Purchase "Love this guy's stories. I have read all volumes of this series and was not disappointed with any of them. Looking forward to the next one." 5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Customer - Verified Purchase "Could not put this book away, held my attention from the first page to the last one. Can't wait to read more from this author." Kindle Customer - Verified Purchase

The Jerusalem Puzzle

Author: Laurence O’Bryan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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An archaic manuscript contains a secret, one that could change the world ... The second in the series, from the author of The Istanbul Puzzle.

A Dead Man in Istanbul

Author: Michael Pearce

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 405

From the author of the award-winning Mamur Zapt books, the second in a series introducing Seymour of Special Branch and set in the British embassies and Consulates of Europe in the early 1900s. The Second Secretary of the Embassy in Istanbul has died in decidedly strange circumstances while attempting to swim the Dardanelles Straits, the passage between Europe and Asia, heavily used by warships, liners, tankers and cargo vessels of all kinds. A romantic attempt to repeat the legendary feat of Leander, as the Embassy says? Or an attempt to spy out a possible landing place for a British military expedition, as the Turks insist? Whichever, Cunningham has ended up with a bullet in his head. The suspicious circumstances of his death have to be investigated so the Foreign Office sends out an officer of the Special Branch: Seymour. As Seymour tries to untangle the threads that lead to Cunningham's death, their ends lead him into all parts of the city, from the little box shops of the Avenue of Slippers to Les Petits Champs des Morts, where fashionable Turkish ladies loiter among the tombs to eat sweets; from the crowded coffee houses around the Galata Bridge where men sit all day smoking bubble pipes to the heart of the Topkapi Palace itself. Praise for Michael Pearce's A Dead Man in . . . series 'The steady pace, atmospheric design, and detailed description re-create a complicated city. A recommended historical series' Library Journal 'Sheer fun' The Times 'His sympathetic portrayal of an unfamiliar culture, impeccable historical detail and entertaining dialogue make enjoyable reading' Sunday Telegraph

The Bastard of Istanbul

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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One rainy afternoon in Istanbul a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I want an abortion', she announces. She is nineteen years old, and unmarried. What happens that afternoon is to change her life, and the lives of everyone around her. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse all the men die by age 41, so it is a house of women, among them her beautiful, rebellious mother, Zeliha, clairvoyant Auntie Banu and bar-brawl widow, Auntie Cevriye. But when Asya's Armenian-American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long-hidden family secrets and Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge.

The Puzzle of Sex

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd


Category: Religion

Page: 243

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Almost everyone is directly affected by questions involving sex and sexual ethics - yet few are aware of the background to current views on topics such as sex before and after marriage, sex as procreation and fulfilment, homosexuality, sexual abuse, rape and contraception. In clear and entertaining language, it digs beneath complex attitudes to enable readers to think through the most challenging issues of the day.

If Nobody Listens

Author: Rikard Sommer





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She does not know them. They know all about her. "Rikard Sommer may well be the next Jo Nesbo." Laurence O'Bryan, author of the international bestseller, The Istanbul Puzzle. Amazon reader: 'This story is utterly gripping.' A child waits for deliverance. A businessman stands at the edge of success. When Paul Bild offers millionaire Jeffrey Hughes a chance to save his sick daughter, he and his firm Anybio are about to get their international breakthrough. Paul has dedicated his life to the fight against multi-resistant bacteria, and Anybio Analytics is the best analysis software on the market. Tom Avild, the programmer behind Anybio Analytics, travels to the branch office in Ukraine to investigate unexplained delays. On arrival, he finds out that one of their staff has gone missing. Tom and his colleague Vasili Romanov are soon in a world where no one can be trusted, and powerful forces are willing to kill for what they want. When children's lives are at stake anything can happen.