Es gibt eine Regel. Traue niemandem! Ohne es zu wollen ist John Wallace der größten Verschwörung der Welt in die Quere gekommen. Mit tödlichen Folgen. Er wurde bis zum bitteren Ende verfolgt und gequält. Aber letztlich war nicht er selbst es, der den höchsten Preis bezahlen musste, sondern die Liebe seines Lebens. Noch immer sieht er Connies Gesicht, wenn er nachts die Augen schließt. Nur die Abgelegenheit der afghanischen Berge, in die er sich zurückgezogen hat, scheint ihm ein wenig Trost zu spenden. Doch während er mit seiner Kamera einen afghanischen Stamm begleitet, passiert das Unfassbare: Ein neuer Feind taucht auf ...
Author: Joseph Stiglitz
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics
Out of the crisis of our times, Joseph Stiglitz's Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy is a convincing, coherent and humane account that goes to the heart of how we run our societies. When the world economy went into freefall, so too did our unquestioning faith in markets. But what happens now? Are bailouts and stern lectures enough, or do we need a rethink of our entire financial system? This acclaimed and inspiring book, by one of the world's leading economic thinkers, dissects the flawed ideas that led to the credit crunch, but also looks to the future. Drawing on his years spent shaping policy at the World Bank, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz shows why far more radical reforms are needed to avoid future crises, why the cost of recovery should be borne by the financial sector, and how we now have the opportunity to create a new global economic order. 'Bang on the money ... unafraid to ask tough questions ... we need more of his ilk' Will Hutton, Observer 'A brilliant analysis ... always enthralling' Martin Jacomb, Spectator Business 'A powerful new book' Devin Leonard, The New York Times 'A seer of almost Keynesian proportions ... this is Joe Stiglitz's victory lap' Michael Hirsh, Newsweek Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist at the World Bank until January 2000. He is currently University Professor of the Columbia Business School and Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the author of the best-selling Globalization and Its Discontents, Making Globalization Work, The Roaring Nineties and The Price of Inequality, all published by Penguin.
Author: Mindi Scott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
How do you come back from the point of no return? Seth McCoy was the last person to see his best friend, Isaac, alive, and the first to find him dead. It was just another night, just another party, just another time when Isaac drank too much and passed out on the lawn. Only this time, Isaac didn't wake up. Convinced that his own actions led to his friend's death, Seth is torn between turning his life around . . . or losing himself completely. Then he meets Rosetta: so beautiful and so different from everything and everyone he's ever known. But Rosetta has secrets of her own, and Seth soon realizes he isn't the only one who needs saving . . .
Author: Oran Canfield
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-01-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Whether he was performing the circus as a reluctant child juggler, living in a punk rock commune or staying with a coke-addled cop in Mexico on a school exchange program, Oran Canfield never had a 'normal' childhood. After being abandoned as a baby by his motivational guru father (Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books) Oran spent time with a succession of friends, relatives, teachers, commune dwellers, socialist rebels and circus clowns. But Oran's life only truly entered freefall when he became addicted to heroin at the age of twenty-three. His parents are again united in their desire to make him quit, but Oran is convinced that he is beyond all help ... Freefall is Oran's remarkably honest, often hilarious and compulsively readable memoir, which shows that sometimes you have to hit rock bottom in order to start living life fully, and for yourself.
With one accusation, army officer Cassidy Matthews's name, reputation—and life—are on the line. A Special Forces soldier insists that Cassy's Fort Bragg-based unit is smuggling drugs. And the accuser? It's Cassy's handsome, stubborn ex-husband, Major Shane Logan. Shane knows Cassy is innocent, which is why he's sure she's being set up to take the fall. Proving it, though, means working together…and trying to ignore the feelings they still share. The closer they get—to the truth and each other—the more the danger grows from a ruthless criminal who'll stop at nothing to destroy them both.
Free Fall tells the brutal engrossing story of the Second Chechen War, through the eyes of a young Russian Soldier. Nicolai Lilin was trained as a sniper in an unorthodox Russian Special Forces regiment called the Saboteurs. This hardened and close-knit band of brothers, operating beyond the control of military code, faced mercenary fighters, anti-personnel mines and torture of the most extreme kind. Free Fall offers a sniper's-eye view of one of the most controversial wars in living memory. It is unflinching, unforgiving and unputdownable.
Author: Elsa Jade
Publisher: Red Circle Ink
Release Date: 2017-11-21
She doesn’t believe in aliens. He can’t believe he’s stuck on a repurposed honeymoon starcruiser with an Earther girl. To survive the Great Space Race, they need to find the legendary Firestorm Queen’s Prism in the perilous Paragon Galaxy—but along the way, they might just freefall into love! Scarred by life and scared by it, Amy Long finally found peace in quiet Sunset Falls, Montana…until a malfunctioning popcorn popper transports her across the universe. She arrives accidentally—and nekkidly—on the honeymoon cruiser Blissed where the widely viewed and wildly entertaining Great Space Race is already in progress. Now if she ever wants to return to Earth, she has to pretend to be the famous intergalactic explorer who was supposed to be half of Team Prism, searching for the legendary Firestorm Queen’s Prism. Can this unsuspecting Earther wrap her head around a universe of aliens and adventure? While she’s at it, maybe she’s gonna wrap her arms around the uptight but sexy drakling male who is her teammate. Luc Amaveo of the Flamewalker Clan just needs a treasure. Any treasure, even the imaginary ones teased by the Great Space Race. Every drakling needs a treasure to prove himself, and being a respectable transgalactic accountant doesn’t count with his raucous clan. If he can take the Great Space Race prize to his twelve older brothers’ mating ceremonies, maybe they’ll finally stop trying to make him into something he’s not: a ferocious, fiery, bold beast. But he might need to do some pretending of his own if he’s going to keep his innocent Earther girl alive. Because even as they realize that the cruel corporation of the Great Space Race cares more for ratings than their lives, Amy and Luc also discover that the real danger is facing their own fears…and the risk that they might be falling in love. Tune in to this new astral adventure…The Great Space Race!
Author: Sally Anderson
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Featured on New Zealand’s prime time 60 Minutes, in an interview that garnered the show’s highest rating ever, Sally’s immediacy, charm, and total enthusiasm for life will take American television by storm. It’s not going to be long before Sally is a household name in the United States, doing PBS specials and making appearances on other big-name shows. That’s because what Sally has to say is exactly what the millions who are interested in a more conscious approach to life—who want to experience in everyday reality will find in Sally the practical path to greater awareness that they are seeking. There are countless books that advocate various forms of self-help. Anyone taking a cursory glance at Freefall might imagine it’s just another such book—that there’s nothing new here. And they couldn’t be more mistaken! The approach Sally Anderson takes is that it requires something much more dramatic than mere self-help to get out of our mediocre lives and into a vitally alive present moment awareness. We have to “die” to the identity with which we have grown up and experience the recreation of ourselves from the ground up, whereby the person we were originally born to be but have lost sight of in growing up finally comes alive. When it comes to recreating ourselves in a manner that’s truly authentic instead of in line with family and society expectations, nobody knows the path better than Sally. The story of how she finally “died” to her damaged identity and began to live as her real self is both a practical guide and sheer inspiration. I am asking you to take a serious look at what is bound to launch the next phase of conscious development in America. Freefall deserves more than a cursory glance. It is what millions are waiting to hear. Freefall is an extraordinary testimony to human survival and commitment to the highest level of human performance – against all odds!
Emotionally and physically wounded ex-SEAL_Zachariah Tremayne has returned to his South C arolina home determined to shut out the world. Then he meets Sabrina Swann, who has also made a private journey home to put the tattered pieces of her own life back together. But as the two of them learn to love and trust again, a killer is lurking in the shadows, threatening to destroy everything they have fought so hard to rebuild.
Author: Kristen Heitzmann
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: 2006-11-01
When a young woman stumbles out of the Hanalei Mountains on the island of Kauai with no memory of who she is or how she got there, Cameron Pierce reluctantly agrees to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding her arrival. As pieces begin to fall into place, he suspects her injuries were no accident, but he's far from convinced she's an innocent victim. And there's that nagging feeling he's seen her somewhere before.... Now known as Jade, the woman begins to recall fragments of what led her to this place, and she realizes the danger isn't over. Jade and the cynical Hawaiian investigator attempt to reconstruct the threads of her identity, but the stakes are far higher than either expected.
Author: Michael West
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2010-07-10
There are things I haven't said. Things I want to say again. I need to think. I need more time. A sudden shock, and a man's life flashes before his eyes. He experiences an intense rush of extraordinary images and tangled memories, revelations and lost connections. People time and places swirl around him. As he valiantly attempts to stitch it all back together, will his luck hold out? The play's conceit follows a man who hasÂ sufferedÂ a stroke and thenÂ experiences a series of flashbacks.Â Trapped within his own head, the audience are taken with him through a whistlestop tour of his life and a series of vivid, often painful episodesÂ from a childhood tragedyÂ to a crumbling marriage. Â In a beguiling portrait of mortality and humanity,Â Freefall exploresÂ memory, family and loss. From the author of Dublin by Lamplight and Foley, Freefall reunitesÂ award-winning Irish playwrightÂ Michael West with The Corn Exchange: Dublin's innovativeÂ theatre companyÂ who exploreÂ the boundaries and possibilities of theatreÂ withÂ their trademark style of Commedia dell'Arte. Freefall is aÂ sharp, humorous and exhilarating look at the fragility of a human life,Â blending impressionistic beauty, poignancy and comedy.Â
Sooner Or Later, The Sisterhood Always Gets Their Man. . . The loyal friends who make up the Sisterhood have gathered at Myra Rutledge's beautiful Virginia home for the first time in a year, eager to talk, laugh, and share their joys and heartaches. For one of their number, it's an evening filled with anticipation. Because tonight, over delicious food and in the company of those she trusts most, it will finally be time to tell her story--and for the Sisterhood to help plan her revenge. Yoko Akia's mother was only fifteen when a wealthy man swept her off her feet with promises of love. Instead, he filled her brief life with horror and misery. The Sisterhood has helped each other exact vengeance on rotten men before, but this time it's different. Their target is none other than America's favorite movie star--a brute who has conned the world into believing he's Mister Perfect. But he's about to learn that nobody--not even a powerful superstar--is above the Sisterhood's special brand of payback. . . "Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first." --Publishers Weekly on Payback "Readers who grow weary of seeing the bad guys get away with their crimes will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands." --Booklist on Weekend Warriors "An unforgettable story." --Rendezvous on Weekend Warriors
Ten years ago, Sophie Beaumont had watched as her twin sister, Shelly, had chosen to marry a Canfield man, bear his children and be mistress of his manor. But now Shelly was dead—killed along with her husband, Peter, in a mysterious accident—and it was Sophie who was left to raise her children, live at the Monterey mansion—and marry a Canfield man. Only this time it was Thomas, Peter's older brother.… Because Peter was dead. Or was he? Mysterious appearances at night to the contrary, he was reported to be, though no body had ever been found. And Sophie and Thomas had unfinished business—a love affair, barely begun, cut off abruptly all those years ago. One that this time Thomas was determined to see bloom.…