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House of the Rising Sun (eBook, ePUB)
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New York Times bestseller and ´one of the finest crime writer´s America has ever produced´ James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece, the story of a father and son separated by war. From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918, and on to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the Hole in the Wall Gang, House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance, and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael, a captain in the United States Army. After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who then places Hack´s son Ishmael squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ. Along the way, we meet three extraordinary women: Ruby Dansen, the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael´s mother and Hackberry´s one true love; Beatrice DeMolay, a brothel madam descended from the crusader knight who brought the shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and Maggie Bassett, one-time lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth. In her own way, each woman will aid Hackberry in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place. Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke: ´James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.´ Michael Connelly ´A gorgeous prose stylist.´ Stephen King ´Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.´ Daily Mail Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Hackberry Holland Series 1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun Dave Robicheaux Series 1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven´s Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon´s Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader´s Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Billy Bob Holland Series 1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies * Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *

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Stand: 23.05.2019
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Lake Success
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´´Spectacular.´´-NPR ? ´´Uproariously funny.´´-The Boston Globe ? ´´An artistic triumph.´´-San Francisco Chronicle ? ´´A novel in which comedy and pathos are exquisitely balanced.´´-The Washington Post ? ´´Shteyngart´s best book.´´-The Seattle Times The bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND MAUREEN CORRIGAN, NPR´S FRESH AIR AND NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? NPR ? The Washington Post ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? Mother Jones ? Glamour ? Library Journal ? Kirkus Reviews ? Newsday ? Pamela Paul, KQED ? Financial Times ? The Globe and Mail Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son´s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema-a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth-has her own demons to face. How these two flawed characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is at the heart of this piercing exploration of the 0.1 Percent, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great. LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION ´´The fuel and oxygen of immigrant literature-movement, exile, nostalgia, cultural disorientation-are what fire the pistons of this trenchant and panoramic novel. . . . [It is] a novel so pungent, so frisky and so intent on probing the dissonances and delusions-both individual and collective-that grip this strange land getting stranger.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´Shteyngart, perhaps more than any American writer of his generation, is a natural. He is light, stinging, insolent and melancholy. . . . The wit and the immigrant´s sense of heartbreak-he was born in Russia-just seem to pour from him. The idea of riding along behind Shteyngart as he glides across America in the early age of Trump is a propitious one. He doesn´t disappoint.´´-The New York Times

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Stand: 24.05.2019
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Tiger Woods
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 THE FULL STORY BEHIND THE RISE, FALL AND RISE AGAIN OF TIGER WOODS ´A rattling read... Superbly written´ Daily Mail ´Arguably the most serious attempt ever made to get behind golf´s great enigma´ Guardian ´Exhilarating, depressing, tawdry and moving... perfectly pitched biography´ New York Times Based on three years of extensive research and reporting, two of today´s most acclaimed investigative journalists, Jeff Benedict of Sports Illustrated and eleven-time Emmy Award winner Armen Keteyian, deliver the first major biography of Tiger Woods - sweeping in scope and packed with groundbreaking, behind-the-scenes details of the Shakespearean rise and epic fall of a global icon. In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life - married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children. Winner of fourteen major golf championships and seventy-nine PGA Tour events, Woods was the first billion-dollar athlete , earning more than $100 million a year in endorsements from the likes of Nike , Gillette, AT&T and Gatorade. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years - one that exploded in the aftermath of a late-night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional life off a cliff. In Tiger Woods , Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian dig deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to the question that has mystified millions of sports fans for nearly a decade: who is Tiger Woods? Drawing on more than four hundred interviews with people from every corner of Woods´s life - friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, swing coaches, business associates, Tour pros and members of Woods´s inner circle - Benedict and Keteyian construct a captivating psychological profile of an African-American child programmed by an attention-grabbing father and the original Tiger Mom to be the ´chosen one´, to change not just the game of golf, but the world as well. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the startling answers in a biography, updated for this edition, destined to make headlines and linger in the minds of readers for years to come.

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Stand: 23.05.2019
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Forest Dark
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National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 Named Best Book of 2017 by Esquire, Times Literary Supplement, Elle Magazine, LitHub, Publishers Weekly, Financial Times, Guardian, Refinery29, Popsugar, and Globe and Mail ´´A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.´´ -Philip Roth ´´One of America´s most important novelists´´ (New York Times), the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals-an older lawyer and a young novelist-whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert. Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents´ deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he´s felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi´s beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project-a film about the life of David being shot in the desert-with life-changing consequences. But Epstein isn´t the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer´s block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality-and her own perception of life-that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can´t turn down, she´s drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization-of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

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Stand: 23.05.2019
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The Reckoning (eBook, ePUB)
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´I couldn´t help thinking of Harper Lee´s great American novel To Kill a Mockingbird while reading The Reckoning . . . [Grisham] knows how to spin a yarn´ - Chicago Sun-Times ´May be his greatest work yet´ - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon In his unforgettable new novel, John Grisham tells the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that followed it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County. Pete Banning was Clanton´s favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family; a farmer, father, and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn´t shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete´s only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton - was ´I have nothing to say´. What turned Pete from a pillar of the community into cold-hearted killer? And why won´t he confide in anyone? All his closest family knows is that it must have been something devastating- and that the fallout will haunt them, and the town, for decades to come . . . The Reckoning ´Beautifully constructed . . . weaves a truly magical spell´ - Daily Mail ´In this saga of love and war, John Grisham has given us a sprawling and engrossing story about a southern family, a global conflict, and the kinds of secrets that can shape all of us. From the courtrooms and jails of rural Mississippi to the war-torn Pacific, Grisham spins a tale that is at once entertaining and illuminating´ - Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of America ´John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang - and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be´ - Jodi Picoult, internationally bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things ´When a master of storytelling and suspense takes on one of the most wrenching stories in history, the result is a book that will break your heart, set your blood pumping and your mind racing, and leave you gasping for breath by the final page. I´m still trying to recover from The Reckoning´ - Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic ************ THE INNOCENT MAN by John Grisham is now a major six-part documentary series on Netflix ************

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Stand: 23.05.2019
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My Salinger Year
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Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger´s voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency´s decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger´s devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger´s, on her own dangerous and liberating terms. Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness, the idea of a life with life itself. Charming and deeply moving, filled with electrifying glimpses of an American literary icon, My Salinger Year is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer. Above all, it is a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives and awaken our true selves.

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The Plot to Hack America: How Putina´s Cyberspi...
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´´ The Plot to Hack America reads like a spy thriller, but it´s all too real. ´´ - US Daily Review Over 600 Amazon FIVE STAR Reviews! ´´Nance states that, by their choices, actions, and statements, ´Trump and Pence chose Russia´s values over America´s.´´´ -Michael Lipkin, New York Journal of Books Published a full month prior to the divisive Trump vs. Clinton 2016 presidential election, this book exposed the Russian hacking while the CIA was drafting their own report. In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization´s computer servers and conducted a theft that is best described as Watergate 2.0 . In the weeks that followed, the nation´s top computer security experts discovered that the cyber thieves had helped themselves to everything: sensitive documents, emails, donor information, even voice mails. Soon after, the remainder of the Democratic Party machine, the congressional campaign, the Clinton campaign, and their friends and allies in the media were also hacked. Credit cards numbers, phone numbers, and contacts were stolen. In short order, the FBI found that more than twenty-five state election offices had their voter registration systems probed or attacked by the same hackers. Western intelligence agencies tracked the hack to Russian spy agencies and dubbed them the ´´Cyber Bears.´´ The media was soon flooded with the stolen information channeled through Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. It was a massive attack on America but the Russian hacks appeared to have a singular goal-elect Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. New York Times bestselling author of Defeating ISIS , Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize finalist for Hacking ISIS , career intelligence officer, and MSNBC terrorism expert correspondent Malcolm Nance´s fast paced real-life spy thriller takes you from Vladimir Putin´s rise through the KGB from junior officer to spymaster-in-chief and spells out the story of how he performed the ultimate political manipulation-convincing Donald Trump to abandon seventy years of American foreign policy including the destruction of NATO, cheering the end of the European Union, allowing Russian domination of Eastern Europe, and destroying the existing global order with America at its lead. The Plot to Hack America is the thrilling true story of how Putin´s spy agency, run by the Russian billionaire class, used the promise of power and influence to cultivate Trump as well as his closest aides, the Kremlin Crew, to become unwitting assets of the Russian government. The goal? To put an end to 240 years of free and fair American democratic elections.

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Stand: 23.05.2019
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Cari Mora (eBook, ePUB)
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________________________________ From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession. ________________________________ Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider . Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora , caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before. Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris. Cari Mora , his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master. ________________________________ ´As good as ever. Reading his prose is like running a slow hand down cold silk.´ STEPHEN KING ?The last two decades of 19th century popular fiction were dominated by Conan Doyle and Sherlock Homes. A century on, suspense literature has achieved their equals in Thomas Harris.? GUARDIAN ?Harris?s writing bears the hallmarks of honed perfection.? THE TIMES ´The good news for readers of Cari Mora is that Hannibal is here in spirit if not in person ... What his fans look for is here ? turned up to 11.´ SPECTATOR ´A tense heist thriller ... Harris?s best since The Silence of the Lambs? NEW STATESMAN ´ Cari Mora reinforces the brilliance of an author who can carve a piece of art from the placement of words on a page to form a narrative that scorches the mind, and makes one think.´ SHOTS MAGAZINE ´A literary event ... Thomas Harris is a supreme thriller writer ? for not only does he create memorable and monstrous villains, but he also gives us formidable female protagonists ? Violent, brutal and action-packed, yet told with Harris?s typical wry wit, it crackles from first page to last.´ DAILY MAIL ´A cavalcade of the grotesque, with murderous figures that make Hannibal the Cannibal, the Tooth Fairy and Buffalo Bill appear like upright citizens from small-town America ? Hollywood directors will be dreaming of a golden windfall by putting this page-clawing thriller on to the big screen. Harris is a superlative storyteller with an eye for the director?s cut.´ DAILY EXPRESS ´Thomas Harris, the creator of Hannibal Lecter, is the greatest thriller writer of our time ? An expertly delivered and fast-paced thriller, full of distinctively Harrisian inflections´ EVENING STANDARD ´A gripping tale of lost cartel gold ? No shortage of physical action ? Harris delivers a narrative that is absolutely cut to the bone´ FINANCIAL TIMES ´Pulse-boosting suspense ?Harris?s flavourful prose: laconic, tough-guy Hemingway one moment ? then veering off into imagery of a Baroque luxuriance ? Harris evokes the poetry of everyday life ? especially the natural world.´ i NEWS

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