Queen s Gambit

Author: Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476703060
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Fiction

A tale inspired by the life of Henry VIII's sixth wife follows her reluctant marriage to the egotistical and powerful king in spite of her love for Thomas Seymour, a situation that compels her to make careful choices in a treacherous court.

Turkish Gambit

Author: Boris Akunin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780297864172
Release Date: 2010-08-12
Genre: Fiction

Erast Fandorin returns in another thrilling Russian crime caper, from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN. The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin, broken-hearted and disillusioned, has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. But Fandorin's efforts to steer clear of trouble are thwarted when he comes to the aid of Varvara Suvorova - a 'progressive' Russian woman trying to make her way to the Russian headquarters to join her fiancé. Within days, Varvara's fiancé has been accused of treason, a Turkish victory looms on the horizon, and there are rumours of a Turkish spy hiding within their own camp. Our reluctant gentleman sleuth will need to resurrect all of his dormant powers of detection if he is to unmask the traitor, help the Russians to victory and smooth the path of young love.

Winter s Gambit

Author: Dana McSwain
Publisher:
ISBN: 1545489688
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre:

Saddled with the grim inheritance of a bankrupt Russian teahouse in a Detroit slum, Alex Winters' life is filled with more misfortune than a Tolstoy novel. Using her knack for observation and the songs playing on the radio, Alex passes the time by writing quirky backstories for the parade of inner city characters that drift in and out of the teahouse, each one inspired by her love of music. But all that changes when an enigmatic stranger walks through her door. Tall, dark and grumpy, ex-Marine Frank Brennan's daily visits to the teahouse defy any plot twist Alex can imagine. Frank's mysterious behavior leaves her wondering who he really is and why he keeps trying to improve her bleak situation. But when Frank's unique brand of tactical chivalry slams head-on into a mob payment gone bad, Alex finds herself on the run in an epic cross-country road trip with a twitchy veteran who acts like his mission objective is to get as far away from her as possible... ...Which would be fine if Alex hadn't the misfortune to fall hard for the rough-around-the-edges Gunner. Getting Frank Brennan to admit he feels the same is a risky gambit, but Alex Winters has four days, two thousand miles of road, and a strategy for unconditional surrender that could bring even the most battle-hardened soldier to his knees.

The Kartoss Gambit

Author: Vasily Mahanenko
Publisher: Magic Dome Books
ISBN: 9788088231660
Release Date: 2018-03-09
Genre: Fiction

A product of the latest technologies, Barliona is a virtual world brimming with fun and entertainment. The government has become the guarantor for the in-game currency, allowing its free circulation. As a result, the population floods Barliona in pursuit of easy money. It doesn't take long for the game developers to discover a source of free labor: real-world prison convicts. While their bodies are locked in special auto-maintenance virtual capsules, the prisoners' minds are released into Barliona's vitual mines. Dmitry Mahan has been through it all. Sentenced to eight years hard labor, he now struggles with an unpopular class - the Shaman - and an equally unpopular profession of a Jeweler. His fight for survival becomes anything but virtual.

Queen s Gambit Declined

Author: Matthew Sadler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1857442563
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Games

In this book Grandmaster Sadler explains the ideas behind the Queen's Gambit Declined, one of Black's most dependable replies to the queen's pawn. He discusses all of the major variations in popular practice, explaining the key plans and ideas and highlighting important recent developments. Written by Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, one of the world's top young players, this book offers a full explanation of both the latest theory and important thematic ideas and covers the ever-popular Queen's Gambit Declined. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 176, pages, b&w illustrations)

The Omega Gambit

Author: David Brown
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781105952609
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Once the world was under the authority of a single ruling entity, and a powerful and charismatic leader was elected to be its executive, it was certain that things would change. Unfortunately for humanity, the transformation was not for the better. When the Global Governance Group (GGG) announced its order that no subordinate governing body, company, trade union, organization, or individual could buy or sell without a government issued biochit, it was just another concession for many. For one man however, the implications became all too obvious, and he hatched a plan for the survival of his family and his friends. This narrative is an apocalyptic vision of the future that has at its core the hypothetical question: Could a man take the mark of the beast and still be saved?

Poseidon s Gambit

Author: Keith Braun
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 9781460251874
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Genre: Fiction

The assembled crew from Napoleon’s Gold is called to an encore performance. While the fragile Peace of Amiens still holds, it is become clear that the French and Dutch in the East Indies are using the great Dutch base at Batavia to supply and encourage pirates and privateers to molest and sink British shipping in the North Java Sea and Straits of Singapore. Once again Sir Phillip Hollis is entreated to embark his private warships on a covert mission to accomplish what the Government fears to do using the Royal Navy, lest Napoleon exploit it as a cause to resume the war. Phillip, engaged in preparations for his wedding, is at first less than enthused, yet the lure of an epic adventure, along with the prospect of financial advantage, is hard to resist. Accosted from the start by assassins, vandals, French frigates and pirates on the high seas, not to mention the Burmese navy, and most pressing of all, a determined young wife, Phillip is beset on all sides in trying to satisfy both military, political, financial, and domestic agendas. Adventure, humour, and romance mingle to the sound of naval cannon and whispered intrigue.

Ninefox Gambit

Author: Yoon Ha Lee
Publisher: Solaris
ISBN: 9781849979924
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Fiction

WINNER OF THE 2016 LOCUS AWARD, NOMINATED FOR THE 2016 HUGO, NEBULA AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS When Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for her unconventional tactics, Kel Command gives her a chance to redeem herself, by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles from the heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake: if the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next. Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.

The Queen s Gambit

Author: Walter Tevis
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1474600840
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre:

From the author of THE HUSTLER, THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT is a modern classic about a troubled chess prodigy and her battle to survive When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape, albeit fleetingly, from her situation: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and as she progresses to the top of the US chess rankings she is able to forge a new life for herself. But she can never quite overcome her demons, and her propensity to self-destruct is a constant threat, even when she is on the verge of beating the world champion. For Beth, it will always take more than skill to be a winner . . . but at what cost?

The King s Gambit

Author: John Shaw
Publisher: Quality Chess Uk Llp
ISBN: 1906552711
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Games

There was a time when the Kings Gambit was the favorite chess opening of every attacking player. In the glory days of Paul Morphy it was considered almost cowardly to play anything else. Legends such as Spassky and Bronstein kept the flame burning in the 20th century, but its popularity faded, as many players are wary of sacrificing a pawn for long-term compensation. There are honorable exceptions whose games prove that this ancient weapon can still draw blood: Morozevich, Short, Zvjaginsev and ex-US Champion Yury Shulman are world-class players who attack with the Kings Gambit.

King s Gambit

Author: Paul Hoffman
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781401389567
Release Date: 2007-09-11
Genre: Games

As a young man, Paul Hoffman was a brilliant chess player . . . until the pressures of competition drove him to the brink of madness. In King's Gambit, he interweaves a gripping overview of the history of the game and an in-depth look at the state of modern chess into the story of his own attempt to get his game back up to master level--without losing his mind. It's also a father and son story, as Hoffman grapples with the bizarre legacy of his own dad, who haunts Hoffman's game and life.