Download E-books The Dead Man's Brother (Hard Case Crime Novels) PDF

By Roger Zelazny

THE CORPSE less than THE CHAGALL

as soon as an paintings smuggler, now a decent paintings broker, Ovid Wiley aroused from sleep to discover his former companion stabbed to dying on his gallery ground. That used to be unusual adequate – but if a CIA agent confirmed as much as spring him from NYPD custody, issues acquired much stranger.

Now the CIA is providing to resolve the homicide cost, yet basically in go back for a desire: they wish Ovid to fly to Vatican urban and hint the path of a renegade priest who has long past lacking with hundreds of thousands in church funds.  What’s the connection?  The priest’s lover, a lady Ovid knew in his smuggling days… 

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Download E-books Bear v. Shark: The Novel PDF

By Chris Bachelder

Given a comparatively point taking part in box -- i.e., water deep sufficient in order that a shark might maneuver proficiently yet shallow adequate in order that a endure may perhaps stand and function with its attribute dexterity -- who may win in a struggle among a endure and a shark?
during this fiercely humorous, razor-sharp satire of our media-saturated tradition, the sovereign kingdom of Las Vegas is host to undergo v. Shark II. After a disappointing loss within the first computer-generated match-up, the undergo is out for blood. With an essay entitled "Bear v. Shark: A cause to Live," younger Curtis Norman wins a countrywide contest and 4 tickets to the sold-out occasion. because the Normans head cross-country of their SUV, they come upon a dizzying barrage of voices weighing in at the upcoming spectacle -- all people from the Freudians, theologians, pundits, and self-published authors at the radio to the undergo and shark fans, cultists, and resisters at pit stops alongside the best way. crushed via factoids and ten-second debates, Mr. Norman grows ambivalent in regards to the forthcoming occasion and the kin with whom he can not seem to attach. nonetheless, the Normans push directly to Vegas, towards an apocalyptic, unusually emotional finishing.

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Download E-books Time Storm PDF

By Gordon R. Dickson

Bantam Books, mass marketplace paperback. certainly one of 4 printings from this writer. this can be a 1980 technological know-how fiction novel. A time typhoon has devastated the Earth, and just a small fraction of humankind continues to be. From the rubble, 3 survivors shape an not going alliance: a tender guy, a tender girl, and a leopard. "A masterful technology fiction tale informed via a masterful technological know-how fiction writer". -- Milwaukee magazine.

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Download E-books The Nicholas Le Floch Affair (Nicolas Le Floch Investigation) PDF

By Jean-Francois Parot

Paris, 1774. Commissioner Le Floch's stormy love affair with socialite Julie de Lasterieux has run its direction. yet ahead of Nicolas can officially finish the connection, Julie is located murdered in her mattress, a sufferer of poisoning. For now, he keeps the arrogance of even the King, who sends him on a mystery intelligence challenge. yet a plot is afoot to implicate Nicolas in Julie's demise, and he's quickly combating to discover the perpetrators and transparent his identify.

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Download E-books The Elephant Keepers' Children PDF

By Peter Hoeg

From the writer of Smilla's experience of Snow, an epic novel approximately religion and the magic of daily life.

Told from the precocious point of view of fourteen-year-old Peter, The Elephant Keepers' Children is ready 3 siblings and the way they care for lifestyles along their eccentric mom and dad. Peter's father is a vicar, his mom is an artisan, and either are both and profoundly religious. The relations lives at the (fictional) island of Finø, the place humans of all non secular faiths coexist peacefully. but, not anything is at it seems. 
   When Peter's mom and dad without notice cross lacking, Peter and his siblings worry the worst--has their mom and dad' relentless quest to spice up church attendance ultimately positioned them in risk? informed with poignancy and humor, The Elephant Keepers' Children is an interesting exploration of fundamentalism as opposed to non secular freedom, the vicissitudes of romantic and familial love, and the triumph of the human spirit.

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Download E-books Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops PDF

By Malachi Sharlow, Matt Frank, John-Paul Bove, Susan Ma

Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops

From the pages of the offered out Wrath of the Titans sequence comes the Cylops. the fear of Colossa, and some of the most fearsome monsters to risk Sinbad on his seventh Voyage?

See the tale of the beast as he suits wits and muscle opposed to pirates, prehistoric monsters or even different Cyclopeans, with the paranormal lamp because the glittering prize! It's a conflict of titans in blazing colour.

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By David Malouf

During this shimmering paintings of mind's eye, one in every of Australia's so much venerated writers conjures a unmarried nonetheless second at the fringe of the 20 th century within which not going humans percentage a friendship. whilst Ashley Crowther returns to Australia to control his father's estate, he discovers a undying panorama of kingfishers and ibises; he additionally meets Jim Saddler, the younger woodsman who turns into Ashley's advisor to his inheritance. jointly they discard the variations of character and sophistication to go into a partnership of ask yourself. but if battle breaks out in Europe, Jim and Ashley are drawn into obscene company of the trenches, the place loss of life falls from the sky and burrows out of the earth. In telling the tale of those males, Fly Away Peter combines overwhelmingly sensual imagery with an unblinking cognizance of the worst that heritage can inflict to supply a unique of phosphorescent attractiveness.

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Download E-books The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) PDF

By Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel is a magician's apprentice, taking his first classes within the arts of magic. but if a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in entrance of his elders, Nathaniel makes a decision to kick up his schooling a number of notches and convey Lovelace who is boss. With revenge on his brain, he summons the strong djinni, Bartimaeus. yet summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are various things completely, and while Nathaniel sends the djinni out to thieve Lovelace's maximum treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he reveals himself stuck up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, homicide, and uprising.

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Download E-books The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By John Steinbeck

Steinbeck's purely paintings of myth literature—in a  deluxe variation with a foreword through Christopher Paolini, ny instances bestselling writer of Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr
 
Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur used to be the 1st booklet that John Steinbeck actually loved studying as a baby. interested by Arthurian stories of event, knighthood, honor and friendship, as well as the difficult nuances of the unique Anglo-Saxon language, Steinbeck got down to render those tales faithfully and with willing animation for a latest viewers. the following then is Steinbeck’s modernization of the journey of King Arthur and the Knights of the around desk, that includes the icons of Arthurian legend—including King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, the incomparable Queen Guinevere, and Arthur's purest knight, Sir Lancelot of the Lake.
 
those enduring stories of loyalty and betrayal for the period of Camelot flicker with the beauty and magic of an period previous yet now not forgotten. Steinbeck's retelling will trap the eye and mind's eye of legions of Steinbeck fanatics, together with those that love Arthurian romances, in addition to numerous readers of technological know-how fiction and myth literature.
 
This version incorporates a new foreword via Christopher Paolini, writer of the number-one New York instances bestselling novels Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. additionally it is the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the unique editor of this volume.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by means of exotic students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Life of the Mind (Old Man's War: The End Of All Things, Book 1) PDF

By John Scalzi

A down-on-his-luck Colonial Union starship pilot unearths himself pressed into serving a harsh master-in a project opposed to the CU. yet his kidnappers can have underestimated his wisdom of the send that they have got, relatively actually, sure him to piloting.

Part one of many 4 elements of the top of All issues, John Scalzi's end to the previous Man's struggle story that started with The Human department.

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