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Persian Roulette

Persian Roulette Author Oscar King
ISBN-10 1910533009
Release 2015-03
Pages 304
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A hilarious, mile-a-minute thriller providing a sharp-eyed satire of our globalized world, in which those who shout loudest, shoot fastest, and spend most always try to come out on top In the midst of the global financial downturn, listless financier and ex-special forces officer Harry Linley accepts the seemingly innocent task of spending a week house-sitting for a friend. By the end of the first night, however, two men are dead on the kitchen floor. A handful of disparate international strangers find themselves subsequently entangled in a web of deceit, sex, and murder among the glittering towers of Dubai, with a seemingly unstoppable chain of miscommunication threatening to bring them and the world to ruin. At the heart of all this chaos: a beautiful, white Persian cat.

Moscow Payback

Moscow Payback Author Oscar King
ISBN-10 1910533157
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 288
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After the first Harry Linley adventure (Persian Roulette) it's payback time and revenge can be sweet - if somewhat complicated...;With her husband in prison Ivanna Delimkova unwittingly finds herself queen of his Russian cartel. And now all she wants is to get even with those who ripped them off. But this proves far from simple - none of her targets are quite what they seem. Is mild-mannered Iranian pornographer Shaheen Soroush really the deadly killer everyone thinks he is? And as for his fortune - where is it and can it be accessed? How come seemingly innocent former SAS officer Harry Linley is suddenly so wealthy? Alluring Russian Oleana definitely knows more that she lets on - but will that get her into trouble? Almost certainly. Can the clever Dubai detective Omar Shamoon find out once and for all what's really happening on his patch? And purring contentedly in the middle of all this is Bunny, a Persian cat presumed dead but very much alive. Russian mobsters, ex-special forces operatives, Iranian secret agents, a British computer hacker, and a bumbling MI6 analyst with a knack for accidentally predicting the next international crisis, these are all the ingredients for a masterful and humorous thriller that races between the Gulf States, Singapore, Moscow, Iran, Bermuda and London...;ending with a neat twist ready for the next book in the Harry Linley series

Ask Forgiveness Not Permission

Ask Forgiveness Not Permission Author Howard Leedham
ISBN-10 9781903071489
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 352
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The true account of a lone British Special Forces advisor working for the U.S. in Pakistan On retirement from an unusual military career Howard Leedham settled in the U.S. with his American wife and successfully flew executive jets—until he

Ask Forgiveness Not Permission

Ask Forgiveness Not Permission Author Howard Leedham
ISBN-10 1903071674
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 339
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The true account of a lone British Special Forces advisor working for the U.S. in Pakistan On retirement from an unusual military career Howard Leedham settled in the U.S. with his American wife and successfully flew executive jets—until he was recruited in 2003 by the State Department's airwing. Despite being British, he had the unusual skills they required, and his specific brief was to activate a fleet of antiterrorist helicopters which had been given to the Pakistan armed forces, but never properly used. This was easier said than done—he had to win over opposition from inside the State Department and in particular from their Islamabad Embassy, and also dispel the suspicions of the Pakistani Armed Forces. The helicopters were released and brought up to the high standard of mechanical and operational maintenance required. He had to get past the closed door of the appropriate Pakistani general—which he did by offering to stand outside the general's bathroom and outline his plans. He was given command of a team of Pathan soldiers to train in Special Forces tactics and helicopter skills—they became an amazingly loyal team and the book describes in detail several very successful discreet operations. Howard had to do all this while under great personal threat, unable to tell who friend and who was foe, even among his own troops. This book recounts in fascinating detail the successes and failures of an unusual military operation in one of the most inhospitable and turbulent environments in the world.

Celebrating The Rag Austin s Iconic Underground Newspaper

Celebrating The Rag  Austin s Iconic Underground Newspaper Author Alice Embree
ISBN-10 9781365390548
Release 2016-10-26
Pages 316
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Celebrating The Rag tells the remarkable story of the legendary underground newspaper that sparked a political and cultural revolution and helped make Austin weird. The book features more than 100 articles from The Rag's 11-year history plus contemporary essays and eye-popping vintage art and photography. This collection captures the radical politics and subversive humor that marked the pages of this upstart newspaper between 1966 and 1977.

Come Down Cat

Come Down  Cat Author Sonya Hartnett
ISBN-10 9780857975515
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 36
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The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas's cat won't come down. High on the roof she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her up there all alone. How does he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn't even want to come down from the roof... or does she?

From the Ashes of Strife

From the Ashes of Strife Author I J Sarfeh
ISBN-10 1680090178
Release 2014-12-01
Pages 380
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We rose from the ashes of Revolution. Ten-year-old Sohrab Vessali and his parents escape the violence of Iran's Islamic Revolution to live in America. As the years pass and anti-Iranian sentiment soars, the bullying and taunting at school leave Sohrab confused and aimless. He becomes alienated from his domineering father, a former general in the Shah's army determined to initiate a counterrevolution. But Sohrab's wounds of alienation melt away when his father secretly returns to Iran and disappears. Have the mullahs imprisoned or executed him? Sohrab is obsessed to discover his father's fate, hoping he is still alive so that they can undo the hurts of their turbulent past. He looks to Emily Clarke, an Iranian-born nurse who places her love and faith in him and helps him in the perilous quest.


Lies Author Al Franken
ISBN-10 0452285216
Release 2004
Pages 421
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Offers a whimsical critique of the Right, exposing their deceptive practices, challenging conceptions about the media's liberal bias, and identifying inconsistencies in the Bush administration.

The Desire Code

The Desire Code Author Pierre Franckh
ISBN-10 3946547338
Release 2016-08-30
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7 Keys to fulfill your wishes for success, wealth and happiness. What you get in this book: How to implement these keys in your everyday life. How to overcome obstacles. How to free yourself from limiting beliefs. How to change your perception, so you actually see the chances you get. Seven easy-to-learn tools to powerfully deal with any difficulties that life might throw at you. An understanding of how you can create your own new reality. A guide - how you get started. Everything from how to begin to how to boost your chances of possibilities. Evidence of how this way of thinking actually - incredibly - works. Put simply, this book is about how to create a happier, more satisfying life for you by mastering the power of thought and creative thinking. By following the steps we lay out, you'll quickly start to develop powerful thinking that can help bring things that you truly, deeply want into your life. This is a book of practical, simple learning about the process of thought and desire and how to use these 7 keys to achieve success, wealth and happiness. It's packed with examples of how this way of thinking has brought success and happiness in my life.

Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations

Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations Author Al Franken
ISBN-10 9780440508649
Release 1999-01
Pages 313
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A liberal political satirist examines the frequently ridiculous world of American politics, showcasing the absurdities of presidential hopefuls and America's elite policymakers.

On Orchard Road

On Orchard Road Author Elsbeth Edgar
ISBN-10 1921720298
Release 2011
Pages 265
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Friendship can bloom in the most unexpected places. Jane's world has been turned upside down. She has a brand-new sister, and her family has moved to a small town, leaving behind everything she knows. She is sure that she will be miserable - but a mysterious old lady, a curious boy and an amazing garden prove her wrong. A story about friendship, hope, and the healing power of nature and art.


Roebuck Author Luke Waterson
ISBN-10 1910692387
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 320
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Roebuck is based on the true story of Knivet's escapades in South America during the 1590s, when desperate to prove his worth to his father and his betrothed, he embarks with Thomas Cavendish on the explorer's ill-fated circumnavigation of the globe. Portuguese colonists capture him and want to hang him as a heretic and cannibals wait in the jungle with a hankering for his flesh. But Knivet is determined to carve a name for himself in this New World. Whether acting as interpreter elect for the sadistic Cavendish, confidant to the devout but dangerous Governor of Rio de Janeiro, or the guide upon which the entire Portuguese army comes to depend, he strives for the recognition he believes he is due. Finally, deep in the jungle, he does find his calling: inciting the tribes to unite, rise up against their Portuguese oppressors and thus change the history of Brazil forever.

War Against the Mafia

War Against the Mafia Author Don Pendleton
ISBN-10 9781497685543
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 185
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To avenge his family, a soldier brings home the Vietnam War In the jungles of Southeast Asia, no sniper was more ruthless than Mack Bolan. After twelve years in-country, with ninety-five confirmed kills, he returns home to the United States only to find that his father has gone berserk, slaughtering his family before taking his own life. But Bolan knows his old man was no killer: He was under pressure from Mafia thugs who were after his money—and willing to destroy his life to get it. For the sake of his father, Bolan declares war on the men who drove him mad . . . Five loan sharks are getting into their car when a bullet slams one of them to the ground. Before the others can draw their guns, four more shots ring out, leaving them the first casualties in the Executioner’s war. From his hometown to every city in America, Mack Bolan will deliver justice from the barrel of a gun.

The Essential Sopranos Reader

The Essential Sopranos Reader Author David Lavery
ISBN-10 9780813140179
Release 2011-06-24
Pages 404
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The Sopranos is recognized as the most successful cable series in the history of television. The Washington Post has called the popular series, winner of twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes, "the television landmark that leaves other landmarks in the dust." In every aspect -- narrative structure, visual artistry, writing, intertextuality, ensemble acting, controversial themes, dark humor, and unflinching examinations of American life -- The Sopranos has had few equals. Offering a definitive final assessment of the series, The Essential Sopranos Reader aims to comprehensively examine the show's themes and enduring cultural significance. Gender and ethnicity, the role of dreams, the rebirth of HBO, the series' controversial finale, and other topics come under scrutiny in this highly accessible, engaging collection. The book concludes with an interview with Dominic Chianese, who played Uncle Junior in all six seasons of the show.

A War of Shadows

A War of Shadows Author W. Stanley Moss
ISBN-10 9781589883031
Release 2014-11-19
Pages 258
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“One of the finest memoirs of behind-the-lines work during the Second World War. Honest, powerful, and authentic.”—Dr. Roderick Bailey, SOE author and historian A War of Shadows is W. Stanley Moss’s sequel to his classic Ill Met by Moonlight. A former British operative who, along with Patrick Leigh Fermor, once kidnapped a Nazi general (as told in Ill Met), Moss offers this rousing account of his World War II adventures as an agent in Crete, Macedonia, and the Siamese jungle—rife with intrigue: ambushes, double-dealing, and back-door missions. “Billy Moss was one of those daring adventurers, the like of which we no longer see. This book, reissued after 52 years, tells of his further exploits in Crete, Macedonia, and Siam—the story of a man of initiative and great courage.”—Hugo Vickers, author and historian “The romance and adventure of resistance operations, with splendid companions, the spates of violence and maddening hitches to plans presumably perfected, the nuances of bravery, courage, heroism—and fear—again this is one of the most personally descriptive reportings of one phase of the past war.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Ill Met by Moonlight: “The remarkable story of how [Moss] and a fellow British commando [Patrick Leigh Fermor] infiltrated a Nazi stronghold in Crete, kidnapped a German general, and spirited him back to Egypt. Though based on fact, this could rival any best-selling espionage novel.”—Library Journal “This amazing story is marvelously well told, in an exuberant, racing style that makes it impossible to lay the book aside once the first page is read.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Stalking Nabokov

Stalking Nabokov Author Brian Boyd
ISBN-10 9780231158572
Release 2013-06-25
Pages 464
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In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.

Irish Science Fiction

Irish Science Fiction Author Jack Fennell
ISBN-10 9781781381199
Release 2014
Pages 264
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Irish Science Fiction revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. Science fiction springs from pseudo-science rather than 'proper' science, because pseudo-science is more easily converted into narrative; in this book it is argued that different cultures produce distinct pseudo-sciences, and thus, unique science fiction traditions. Fennell's innovative framework is used to examine Irish science fiction from the 1850s to the present day, covering material written both in Irish and in English. Considering science fiction novels and short stories in their historical context, Irish Science Fiction analyses a body of literature that has largely been ignored by Irish literature researchers. This is the first book to focus exclusively on Irish science fiction, and the first to consider Irish-language stories and novels alongside works published in English.