A gripping and urgent investigation into the secretive world of the global arms trade - from a former member of the African National Congress Revealing the corruption and the cover-ups at the heart of ex-President Jacob Zuma´s South Africa Andrew Feinstein delves behind BAE´s controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe and the revolving-door relationships that characterise the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex. The Shadow World exposes both the formal government-backed trade in arms as well as the illicit deals and lays bare the shocking links between the two. ´Essential reading for anyone who cares about justice, transparency and accountability in both the public and private spheres, and for anyone who believes that it is more important to invest in saving lives than in the machinery of death´ Archbishop Desmond Tutu ´Andrew Feinstein has written an authoritative guide to the business of war. Chilling, heartbreaking and enraging´ Arundhati Roy ´The nobility and justice of Feinstein´s sentiments are indisputable. The arms trade is a loathsome commerce conducted by people who wear suits and occupy big boardroom tables, but should have trouble sleeping at night´ Max Hastings, Sunday Times ´Remarkable and courageous . . . The Shadow World is a heroic book by an author who, in writing it, has put himself in the firing line´ Iain Macwhirter ´Feinstein´s book is a singularly powerful study, and deserves to be read by anyone who wants to see light shining on such a shadowy world´ Independent
Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister , The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley´s spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster. Star D´Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father - the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world . . . A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside of her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society´s most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game - the rules of which are only known to others, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life . . . As Star learns more of Flora´s incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
A lonely expatriate encounters a mysterious American couple Even as a child, Joseph Lennox was happy to live in his older brother Ross’s shadow. Sadistic and charming, Ross was blossoming into a teenage rebel when one day, down by the train tracks, Joe inadvertently shoves him onto the third rail. After that fatal afternoon, Joe tried to blend into the shadows, fleeing to Austria as soon as he graduated college. Now he lives in Vienna, enjoying the cozy dullness of empty cafés and old movie theaters, doing his best to forget the day he watched his brother die. But death is not through with Joe Lennox. India and Paul Tate are the first Americans he has befriended since settling in Vienna, and it isn’t long before their budding friendship takes a strange turn, exposing a dark passion that Joe thought he left behind long ago, beside his brother’s electrocuted body and the hot third rail. This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.
Tonja ist Bombenentschärferin. Eines Tages kommt sie bei einem Einsatz ums Leben. Lo, ein sprechender Kater mit mystischen Fähigkeiten, findet und erweckt sie zu neuem Leben, um sie als ´´Seelenretterin´´ auszubilden. Fortan soll es Tonjas Aufgabe sein, die niederträchtigen ´´Seelenfänger´´ daran zu hindern, die Seelen unschuldiger Menschen und anderer Seelenretter zu absorbieren. Doch schon bald merkt sie, dass man die Welt nicht so einfach in ´´Gut´´ und ´´Böse´´ einteilen kann und dass sie selbst im Mittelpunkt eines legendären Konfliktes steht, der schon weit vor ihrer Geburt begonnen hat. Als dann auch noch der schweigsame Abel, ein abweisender Bewohner Shadow Parks, ihr in größter Not helfen soll, muss Tonja sich nicht nur mit harten Kämpfen, sondern auch mit ihren eigenen, verwirrten Gefühlen auseinandersetzen.
On their 100th anniversary, the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativityIn 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein?s revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the century?s most celebrated scientific experiment. The result ushered in a new era and made Einstein a global celebrity by confirming his dramatic prediction that the path of light rays would be bent by gravity. Today, Einstein?s theory is scientific fact. Yet the effort to ?weigh light? by measuring the gravitational deflection of starlight during the May 29, 1919, solar eclipse has become clouded by myth and skepticism. Could Arthur Eddington and Frank Dyson have gotten the results they claimed? Did the pacifist Eddington falsify evidence to foster peace after a horrific war by validating the theory of a German antiwar campaigner? In No Shadow of a Doubt, Daniel Kennefick provides definitive answers by offering the most comprehensive and authoritative account of how expedition scientists overcame war, bad weather, and equipment problems to make the experiment a triumphant success.The reader follows Eddington on his voyage to Africa through his letters home, and delves with Dyson into how the complex experiment was accomplished, through his notes. Other characters include Howard Grubb, the brilliant Irishman who made the instruments; William Campbell, the American astronomer who confirmed the result; and Erwin Findlay-Freundlich, the German whose attempts to perform the test in Crimea were foiled by clouds and his arrest.By chronicling the expeditions and their enormous impact in greater detail than ever before, No Shadow of a Doubt reveals a story that is even richer and more exciting than previously known.
´Epic in every sense´ - Sunday Times The fourth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. The Stone of Tear, invulnerable fortress of legend, has fallen. The Children of the Dragon have risen to the call of prophecy and march to the aid of the Light. Callandor, the Sword That Is Not a Sword, is held by Rand al´Thor, the man proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn. But still the shadows lengthen and still the Forsaken grow in strength. If he is to fight them, Rand must master the male half of the True Source, a power corrupted by the Dark One, a power that drives men to madness, a power that may save or damn the world. ´With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal´ New York Times ´A fantasy phenomenon´ SFX The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter´s Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)
The sequel to the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Unseen No-one can be alone on an island . . . But Ingrid is alone on Barrøy, the island that bears her name, while the war of her childhood has been replaced by a new more terrible war and Norway is under the Nazi boot. When the bodies from a bombed troopship begin to wash up on the shore, Ingrid cannot know that one will be alive and warm enough to erase a lifetime of loneliness. She cannot know what she will suffer in protecting her lover from the Germans and their Norwegian collaborators, nor the journey she will face, wrenched from her island once more, to return home. Or that, amid the suffering of war, among refugees fleeing famine and scorched-earth retreats, she will be given a gift whose value is beyond measure. Reviews for The Unseen ´´Easily among the best books I have ever read´´ Eileen Battersby, Irish Times ´´ The Unseen is a blunt, brilliant book´´ Tom Graham, Guardian ´´The Unseen is a towering achievement that would be a deserved Booker International winner´´ Charlie Connolly, New European Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw
´A storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire´ Guardian AS DESTINY CALLS, A JOURNEY BEGINS It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion´s Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers. As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden powers of the Augurs, he sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian´s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is . . . And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated, begins to stir. The Licanius trilogy: The Shadow of What Was Lost An Echo of Things to Come The Light of All That Falls (coming 2019) ´Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters´ Boingboing.net ´Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding´ Fantasy Faction ´Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series´ Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy Blog
If you love the Strikeback series, pre-order the thrilling new book, Red Strike , now. Coming February 2019. Held up by rebel forces in a brutal siege, John Porter is tested to the limit in the African jungle. Strikeback hero John Porter is sent on a mission with Regimental scallywag John Bald. Where Porter plays it by the book, Bald will always want to break the rules. They are sent to Sierra Leone to extract Ronald Soames, a former CO of the Regiment and now right-hand man to the President. But when Porter and Bald arrive the Englishman has disappeared, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. Rebels are threatening to take over the country and its diamond mines - and to massacre all foreigners. Porter and Bald find themselves fighting shoulder to shoulder with the Regiment psychopath who is already embedded in the country. But it soon becomes clear that the Firm has lied to them about the true nature of the mission. What seems at first to be a battle to control Sierra Leone´s diamond mines will turn out to about a much greater evil - and with a trail that leads back to both Westminster and the Kremlin.
From Gail Z. Martin, one of the most exciting writers of fantasy adventure, comes the fourth and final novel in the epic Ascendant Kingdoms saga. Blaine McFadden and his allies have brought magic back under mortal command and begun to restore order to the beleaguered kingdom of Donderath. Now, new perils and old enemies gather for a final reckoning. Foreign invaders, a legendary dark mage and vengeful immortals fight Blaine´s battered forces for control of the continent, and Blaine´s weary army is the only thing standing between a kingdom struggling to rise from the ashes and a descent into fury and darkness.