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By Mats Ahlstedt

En liten flicka på Marstrand försvinner och länskriminalen i Göteborg sätter in alla resurser för att söka efter henne. Spaningarna leds av Fatima Wallinder, en ung kriminalinspektör med rötterna i Somalia. Hon har inte bara kollegornas fördomar att kämpa emot. När flickan hittas mördad ställs hon inför sitt mest komplicerade fall hittills.

Samtidigt återvänder den världsberömda violinisten Beatrice Larsdotter until eventually sitt hem i Göteborg för att vila ut efter en krävande utlandsturné. males det blir inte som hon har tänkt sig. Någon förföljer henne. Långsamt förvandlas hennes liv until en mardröm.

Polisen utreder nu parallellt två fall av grov brottslighet, vilka visar sig ha lika oväntade som dramatiska beröringspunkter.

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Download E-books The Centurions PDF

The army cult vintage with resonance to the wars in Iraq and Vietnam—now again in print

When The Centurions was first released in 1960, readers have been riveted through the exciting account of infantrymen scuffling with for survival in adversarial environments. They have been both transfixed via the chilling ethical query the radical posed: the right way to struggle while the “age of heroics is over.” As appropriate at the present time because it was once part a century ago, The Centurions is a gripping army event, a longer symposium on waging battle in a brand new international order, and a necessary research of the ethics of counterinsurgency. that includes a foreword by means of popular army professional Robert D. Kaplan, this crucial wartime novel will back spark debate approximately arguable strategies in sizzling spots round the world.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Muertes históricas / Febrero de 1913 PDF

By Martín Luis Guzmán

¿Cómo terminó sus días el héroe que se convirtió en dictador? ¿Cómo se vivió el último acoso al presidente constitucionalista? Muertes históricas detalla el ultimate de esos dos personajes clave en nuestro devenir: Porfirio Díaz y Venustiano Carranza. Por su parte, Febrero de 1913 retrata un fragmento de los angeles Decena Trágica, otro acontecimiento fraguado entre l. a. vileza de unos y los angeles pasividad de otros; y mientras los políticos muestran su voluntad de rapiña, el honor es personificado, una vez más, por unos cuantos castrenses leales y los cadetes del Heroico Colegio Militar. El lector tiene en sus manos dos obras fundamentales en los angeles narrativa de l. a. Revolución, escritos por una de las plumas más representativas de l. a. literatura nacional. Con una prosa clara y elegante, Martín Luis Guzmán registra dramáticos episodios de los angeles construcción de México y presenta, sin juzgarlas, unas decisiones que dejarían profunda huella en nuestra historia, nuestra literatura y en los angeles percepción que tenemos de nosotros mismos.

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By Carsten Jensen

AN foreign BESTSELLER
A exciting EPIC story OF THE SEA

We, the Drowned units sail past the slender channels of the seafaring style and techniques Tolstoy in its evocation of war’s confusion, its energy to stun victors and vanquished alike . . . a beautiful, unsparing novel.” — Washington Post

“A generational saga, a swashbuckling sailor’s story, and the account of a small city entering modernity—both Melville and Steinbeck may have been happy to learn it.” — New Republic

Hailed in Europe as an speedy vintage, We, the Drowned is the tale of the port city of Marstal, Denmark, whose population sailed the area from the mid-nineteenth century to the tip of the moment global conflict. the unconventional tells of ships wrecked and blown up in wars, of locations of terror and violence that proceed to entice each one iteration; there are cannibals the following, shrunken heads, prophetic desires, and striking survivals. the result's a super seafaring novel, a gripping saga encompassing business progress, the years of growth and exploration, the crucible of the 1st 1/2 the 20th century, and such a lot of all, the sea.

Called “one of the main intriguing authors in Nordic literature” via Henning Mankell, Carsten Jensen has labored as a literary critic and a journalist, reporting from China, Cambodia, Latin the United States, the Pacific Islands, and Afghanistan. He lives in Copenhagen and Marstal.

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Download E-books Festive in Death PDF

By J. D. Robb

Eve Dallas offers with a homicide—and the vacation season—in the most recent from no 1 New York Times bestselling writer J.D. Robb.

Personal coach Trey Ziegler was once in top actual situation. if you happen to didn’t count number the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas quickly discovers a lineup of ladies who have been enjoyed and left via the narcissistic health club rat. whereas Dallas types throughout the record of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s additionally facing her Christmas procuring list—plus the visitor checklist for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming vacation bash.

Feeling under festive, Dallas attempts to place apart her distaste for the sufferer and clear up the secret of his demise. there are only a few investigating days left earlier than Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 ways, this murder cop is resolved to forestall a cold-blooded killer.

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Download E-books Galapagos Regained: A Novel PDF

James Morrow's Galápagos Regained facilities at the fictional Chloe Bathurst, an unemployed Victorian actress who unearths paintings on Charles Darwin's property, nurturing the unusual birds, unique lizards, and immense tortoises he introduced again from his journey all over the world. while Chloe will get wind of the nice God Contest, backed via the Percy Bysshe Shelley Society―£10,000 to the 1st petitioner who can turn out or disprove the life of a best Being―she comes to a decision that Mr. Darwin's materialist idea of speciation may possibly simply flip the trick. (If Nature gave God not anything to do, probably He was once by no means round within the first place.) ahead of she understands it, her pursuits ship her off on a wild adventure―a voyage through brigantine to Brazil, a steamboat journey up the Amazon, a hot-air balloon flight around the Andes―bound for the Galápagos archipelago, the place she intends to assemble the stay specimens during which she could exhibit evolutionary thought to the competition judges.

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Download E-books Pirate Latitudes PDF

By Michael Crichton

“Crichton’s final adventure.”< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

San Francisco Chronicle

 

Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, intercourse, action….A lusty, rollicking seventeenth century adventure.”
USA Today

 

“Riveting….Great entertainment….The pages and mins fly by.”
Cleveland simple Dealer

 

#1 New York occasions bestselling writer, the incomparable Michael Crichton (“One of the nice storytellers of our age” —Newsday) takes to the excessive Caribbean seas for an impossible to resist event of swashbuckling pirates, misplaced treasure, sword fights, duplicity, and hair-breadth escapes within the New World.

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Download E-books Ladders to Fire PDF

By Anaïs Nin

Ladders to fireside, Anaïs Nin’s first full-length novel, was once progressive in that it addressed woman’s function in a male-dominated global within the mid-1940s. via her iconic characters Lillian, Djuna, and Sabina, and their dating with Jay, Nin was once capable of study “the destruction in woman…woman’s fight to appreciate her personal nature.”

Lillian, trapped in a standard marriage, was once “traversing a street… She used to be now not attacked, raped, or mutilated. She used to be no longer abducted for white slavery. yet as she crossed the street…she felt as though most of these horrors had occurred to her, she felt the anonymous soreness, the shrinking of the guts, the asphyxiation of ache, the horror of torture whose cries not anyone hears.” She confides in Djuna, presents nurturing to the needy Jay, and reveals the liberty she seeks within the fiery Sabina, with whom she has a failed sexual relationship.

The prose is vintage Nin—take, for instance, the next passage:

“With each one mouthful Lillian swallowed, she gobbled the noises of the road, the voices and the echoes they dropped, the fast glances which fell on her like items of lighted wick from guttering candles. She used to be simply the finger of an entire, higher physique, a physique hungry, thirsty, avid. The wine operating down her throat used to be passing in the course of the throat of the area. the heat of the day used to be like a man’s hand on her breast, the scent of the road like a man’s breath on her neck. vast open to the road like a box washed by means of a river.”

Ladders to fireplace is the 1st novel within the sequence Nin entitled towns of the inner, that are learn in any order. the opposite titles are young ones of the Albatross, The Four-Chambered middle, A undercover agent in the home of affection, and Seduction of the Minotaur.

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Download E-books The Nonborn King (Saga of Pliocene Exile, Book 3) PDF

By Julian May

The tale all started with a gaggle of gifted misfits from the Galactic Milieu of 2110 A.D. who undergone a time portal, hoping to discover an idyllic global six million years in the past in Earth's Pliocene Epoch. as a substitute, they encountered exiled alien races-the knightly Tanu, who had made slaves of the time travelers,and the dwarfish Firvulag, fierce competitors of the Tanu. on the finish of The Golden Torc, one of the people, Felice Landry, engineered a gorgeous cataclysm, a flood that destroyed the Tanu capital and positioned an finish to that race's domination of Pliocene Europe.

In The Nonbom King, Aiken Drum, a tender human with notable psychological powers, manages to usurp the Tanu throne. Aiken faces competition from human-hating Tanu, from loose people who distrust his magnificent mind-powers, from the madwoman Felice, who has vowed to wreck him, and from the revitalized Firvulag, who now vastly out-number the Tanu-human coalition that Aiken has patched jointly. Aiken's efforts to hold his throne are complex via the looks of a brand new risk posed by means of survivors of the Metapsychic uprising of 2083, who, for the previous 27 years, lived quietly in North the USA. Now those robust people, led by way of Marc Remillard, who nearly succeeded in destroying the benevolent Galactic Milieu, search to use the chaos in King Aiken's Many-Colored Land so as to grab regulate of the time-portal.

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Download E-books Engine City (Engines of Light) PDF

By Ken MacLeod

The Concluding quantity of the Engines of Light

With Cosmonaut continue and Dark Light, either finalists for technological know-how fiction’s Hugo Award, Ken MacLeod introduced a brand new interstellar epic with the entire enticing characters and creative SF inventiveness of his previous Fall Revolution novels. Now MacLeod promises the fruits of his epic of a human destiny full of innumerable sorts of clever alien existence, and during which people locate themselves keen on the politics of extraterrestrial beings as robust and inscrutable as gods...and entangled of their wars.

For 10000 years, Nova Babylonia has been the best urban of the second one Sphere, an interstellar civilization of human and different beings who've been secretly got rid of, all through background, from Earth.

Now people from the some distance reaches of the sector have come to provide immortality—and to induce them to construct defenses opposed to the alien invasion they be aware of is coming.

As people and extraterrestrial beings compete and conspire, the wheels of historical past will lathe the entire gamers into shapes new and wonderful. The alien invasion will succeed in New Babylon at last—led by way of the main alien determine of all.

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