By James Lee Burke,Christophe Mercier
A l'été 2005, un terrifiant ouragan dévaste le sud de los angeles Louisiane. Son effect sur los angeles Nouvelle-Orléans évoque los angeles bombe atomique qui a anéanti Hiroshima. Envoyé en renfort dans los angeles métropole sinistrée, Dave Robicheaux découvre un tableau apocalyptique. Chacun se cache et survit comme il le peut. Dans cet univers de cauchemar, Robicheaux veut comprendre remark deux jeunes Noirs se sont fait descendre alors qu'ils rôdaient dans un quartier riche. Lynchage raciste rendu attainable par les circonstances, ou règlement de comptes d'une autre nature ? motor vehicle les deux victimes n'étaient pas des enfants de choeur... Au coeur de ce livre se trouve l'idée que los angeles sécurité est une illustion. (New York occasions) [...] à lire par tous ceux qui s'intéressent à ce qui arrive lorsqu'un holocauste se déchaîne et qu'une civilisation s'effondre. (The self reliant, Royaume Uni)
By Marion Henneberg
By Jean M. West
By Rosemary Rowe
survival . . .
Libertus is passing the villa of his purchaser, Marcus Septimus Aurelius, whilst he sees an complex vacationing carriage which has pulled up outdoor and is now blockading the line. Recognising that this can be an immense customer, Libertus methods the carriage, desiring to clarify that Marcus is away, long past to Rome to go to his outdated good friend Pertinax, who has lately been put in as Emperor. although, for his efforts, Libertus as a substitute gets a torrent of abuse and the carriage-driver virtually runs him down as he departs.
Libertus is improperly shaken, yet is going again to the villa the next day to come to determine why there has been no gate-keeper in proof to accommodate the stranger. There he unearths a ugly discovery: the fellow is useless and putting in his hut, and not one of the different house-slaves are to be discovered. Worse issues are to persist with as information arrives from Rome so as to flip the lives, not just of Libertus and his kin, however the entire Empire the other way up . . .
By James Wasserman
• stocks in novel shape the paranormal rituals and strategies of the Nizari Ismailis (the mythical Assassins) communicated to chose Knights Templar throughout the Crusades
• indicates how the Gnostic traditions of the Cathars and Nizaris have been combined to develop into the middle of the “heretical” doctrines for which the Templars have been later condemned
• Sheds mild at the modern clash among Islam and the West and provides a traditional direction of reconciliation among those disparate cultures
Set in the dramatic tableau of the medieval Crusades, this tale of initiation, event, and romance follows individuals of the Knights Templar and Assassins as they find a mystical culture with the capability to unify, defend, and free up humankind--the very heresy for which the Knights Templar have been later condemned.
The story starts with a tender Persian pupil, Sinan, as he witnesses his instructor convey the heretical Qiyama proclamation, looking to abolish Islamic non secular legislations in want of a extra mystical method of spirituality. After finishing his initiation into the innovative doctrines and practices of the Assassins--also often called the Nizari Ismailis or Hashishim--Sinan is appointed head of the Nizaris in Syria.
Years later, after Sinan has develop into a smart and revered chief, he encounters Roland de Provence, a tender member of the Knights Templar. inspired through his braveness and intelligence, Sinan selects him for initiation into the Nizari culture. As readers stick with Sinan and Roland in the course of the approach, they event firsthand the transmission of those mystery teachings and the magical, even magical powers of the murderer adepts. Roland braves cannabis trips, mystical rituals, and divine epiphanies, in addition to sexual awakening by the hands of Sinan’s appealing consort Aisha.
When Roland completes his schooling with Sinan, he vows to percentage the Nizari teachings together with his fellow Templars. although, he's met with robust competition from his Templar commander, and factions in the Order fast come up. As we stick to Roland to southern France, we witness how he blends the Cathar and Nizari traditions to shape the center of the “heresy” for which the Templars have been later arrested and condemned. Now an outlaw, hunted by way of his Templar brethren, Roland is pressured to choose from the ideals with which he used to be raised and the realizations of his personal own truths.
Bringing to existence the old truths of his expertly researched bestseller The Templars and the Assassins, James Wasserman artfully strains the evolution of the Western Esoteric culture in the course of the fertile cultural interactions of the Crusades. His tale additionally sheds gentle at the smooth clash among Islam and the West--which all started one thousand years ago--and deals a usual direction of reconciliation among our disparate cultures.
By Dorothy McCoy
From a gloomy London alley, to the glamorous Savoy, to the peaks of Austria, Sir Winston pursues unbelievable evil. Humanity is in grave risk from a bunch of malevolent scientists. they're operating tirelessly in a gloomy, damp laboratory in Whitechapel. The clock is ticking madly and Sir Winston, Dr. Einstein, a good-looking MI5 agent and a mysterious nice Dane have lower back after 50 years of lifeless to save lots of mankind yet another time. The perverted, mad scientists together with SS surgeon, Dr. Josef Mengele, are both made up our minds to accomplish their activity to recreate the Nazi Empire and its such a lot pathological fans. An previous message bag saved on account that WWII includes the key Sir Winston must defeat this ambitious enemy. One identify is written on that message bag, it brings chills to Winston and his staff after they learn that hated identify. If Sir Winston fails, civilization is doomed.
By Jason Overstreet
International advisor Prescott Sweet’s undertaking is to carry justice to nations struggling with America’s imperialistic interventions. along with his outspoken artist spouse, Loretta, and their little ones, he lives a lifetime of equality and continental splendor amid Europe’s glittering capitals—beyond something he ever dared wish for.
yet he's nonetheless a guy in hiding, from his earlier with the Bureau, from British Intelligence—and from his personal tempting, harmful ability at high-level espionage. So while he has the chance to dwell in Moscow and paintings at the yank Embassy, Prescott and his family members grab the opportunity to take shelter and eventually placed down roots in what they suspect is a good society.
existence in Russia, even if, proves to be a gorgeous lie. diminished to reveal survival, together with his son gravely sick, Prescott calls on all his abilities in a last-ditch attempt to unfastened his kin from the grips of Stalin. yet among honor and expediency, salvation and atrocity, he’ll be pressured to play an ever extra cruel hand and dedicate unbelievable acts for a destiny that delivers nowhere to run . . .
By Lindsey Davis
Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in difficulty - her new husband will be completely disabled and so they don't have any cash. So whilst Palace officers ask her to assist disclose a plotter of their midst she is obliged to simply accept their fee.
The plot couldn't be higher. Ever due to the fact that he died in advert sixty eight, it seems that by way of his personal hand, Rome has been haunted by way of experiences that the Emperor Nero is actually greatly alive and approximately to come to say his throne.
Two Nero pretenders have emerged within the East and met grisly fates. yet now, because the Emperor Domitian, whose tyrannical, paranoid reign grows ever extra unpopular, fights a conflict in far flung Dacia, there emerges a much more sinister contender. what is extra the hearsay is this fake Nero is already in Rome. Plunged into the conspiracy, Flavia needs to infiltrate the home of the Parthians who've smuggled during this new impostor, negotiate with spies, evade the assassins despatched through the Palace traitor, and one way or the other focus on her troubled husband.
Can she prevail prior to the impostor is printed? Or will Rome once again be plunged into civil war?
By Mary Anderson Parks
FROM SLAVERY TO PASSING TO FREEDOM
“Flight to Ohio” starts off in 1836, as 21-year-old Tom and his mom Nellie break out slavery on a Virginia plantation. They quickly notice that Tom, the bastard son of the white grasp, passes as white whilst he isn't visible together with his mom. Tom needs to select as to how one can reside. The stakes are raised while he courts and marries 18-year-old Sarah lengthy, a tender white girl from a revered neighborhood farm family.
What is misplaced while id is hid? What fee is paid? Tom’s emotional tale unfolds opposed to the backdrop of the Cincinnati race riots of 1836 and 1841 and the oncoming Civil warfare. In a spot and time beset with racism, hate, jealousy and violence, the novel’s characters forge deep evolving loves, friendships, and loyalties as they flow in the direction of freedom, their final target.
This is the author’s imagined tale of her personal maternal ancestry.
Mary Anderson Parks labored for twenty-two years as an legal professional representing the foster care/adoption businesses of the Puyallup Indian kingdom, the Seattle Indian heart, and United Indians of All Tribes starting place. She is the writer of 2 past novels, They referred to as Me Bunny, Livingston Press, college of West Alabama (2006), and The Circle Leads domestic, college Press of Colorado (1998). Her husband, an area physicist, is of Korean and chinese language ancestry. they'd daughters and stay in Berkeley with their surviving daughter and her husband, a rock musician, and granddaughters, 10 and 15. Grandson Zach, 24, lives in Boston. Mary used to be born in Ohio, grew up in San Francisco.
By Norma Jean Dyer
Jill's neighbor, Matt Branson, a good-looking horse lover, who has desires of working a hippotherapy ranch, units his points of interest on her. yet is he fairly simply after the land she has inherited? And, what lengths could he visit to get it?
Can remedy with horses particularly make a massive distinction within the lives of the handicapped? these concerned think that it can.
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