'No denying the book's power' Nick Rennison, Sunday Times ‘The real skill of this rigorous, disturbing novel lies in the way Petit steadily and unsensationally allows his protagonists to discover the full horror of the hellhole they are in’ Guardian 'One of Britain's most visionary writers' David Peace From the author of the highly acclaimed The Butchers of Berlin comes a devastating, haunting and brilliant follow up. . . By 1943 Auschwitz is the biggest black market in Europe. The garrison has grown epically corrupt on the back of the transportations and goods confiscated, and this is considered even more of a secret than the one surrounding the mass extermination. Everything is done to resist penetration until August Schlegel and SS officer Morgen, after solving the case of the butchers of Berlin, are sent in disguised as post office officials to investigate an instance of stolen gold being sent through the mail. Their chances of getting out of Auschwitz alive are almost nil, unless Schlegel and Morgen accept that the nature of the beast they are fighting means they too must become as corrupt as the corruption they are desperate to expose. Even if they survive, will it be at the cost of losing their souls? Praise for Chris Petit: 'Powerful evocation of a city living in terror' Sunday Times Crime Club 'Ambitious, darkly atmospheric' The Times 'Hugely impressive and highly readable; in the tradition of Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs' Financial Times 'Ferocious invention marks this novel out as special' The Edge 'Ambitious and intelligent' Times 'Puts Petit in the first rank' Metro 'A zigzagging narrative as byzantine an blackly pessemistic as late James Ellroy' Independent on Sunday 'An example of the genre near its best. Gorky Park with something to spare; well worth anyone's weekend' Guardian for The Psalm Killer
When Karen Cornell, a beautiful journalist on assignment in Czechoslovakia, agrees to help a would-be defector by carrying top-secret documents to Washington, she is pulled into an astonishing web of terrorism, political assassination, blackmail, espionage, and treason in the highest levels of both superpowers. One false move could cost Karen her life - and throw the world into a violent war.
In this first novel of the Incarnations of Immortality, Piers Anthony combines a gripping story of romance and conflicting loyalties with a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death. This is a novel that will long linger in the reader's mind. Shooting Death was a mistake, as Zane soon discovered. For the man who killed the Incarnation of Death was immediately forced to assume the vacant position! Thereafter, he must speed over the world, riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Zane was forced to accept his unwelcome task, despite the rules that seemed woefully unfair. But then he found himself being drawn into an evil plot of Satan. Already the prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved. He could see only one possible way to defeat the Father of Lies. It was unthinkable—but he had no other solution!
Release on 2009-11 | by Claude M. Jonnard,M. Jonnard Claude M. Jonnard
The Plague of Damascus
Author: Claude M. Jonnard,M. Jonnard Claude M. Jonnard
Characterized by reddish, bursting blisters and blood oozing from the nose, ears, and mouth, a deadly plague strikes the Borders, two remote northern Bahamian islands. Dubbed the Red Death, this plague kills everything; it does not discriminate. The Borders face economic paralysis as the population whole families, relatives, and friends succumbs to this spreading epidemic. Jack Shelby Sloane, an alcoholic ship captain, leaves Florida after a manslaughter conviction. Divorced by his wife and losing custody of his children, he stops drinking and travels to the Borders islands to run a boat yard. Jack marries Ginny and begins a new family and a new life. But his dreams are shattered when the Red Death attacks the Bahamas. Disease and anarchy converge to destroy the islands. To make matters worse, a nearby underwater volcano comes alive to finish the job. Jack must now confront his conscience in a mortal struggle to keep himself and his loved ones alive in a world rapidly collapsing into chaos. He seeks to discover the truth about the Red Death: How does the plague occur in the twenty-first century, and who is responsible for this killer outbreak?
An Abstract, bumpy, backwards and forwards ride into the mind, emotions, dreams, ambitions of a gay man. Poems written between 1992 and 2000, they form the experiences and the true stories of a child, young man, and now adult finding out who he is in a very gray world that begs for black and white.
Release on 2005 | by Robert H. Ruby,John Arthur Brown
Imperial Tribesmen of Old Oregon
Author: Robert H. Ruby,John Arthur Brown
Pubpsher: University of Oklahoma Press
In this book, Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown tell the story of the Cayuse people, from their early years through the nineteenth century, when the tribe was forced to move to a reservation. First published in 1972, this expanded edition is published in 2005 in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the treaty between the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Confederated Tribes and the U.S. government on June 9, 1855, as well as the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s visit to the tribal homeland in 1805 and 1806. Volume 120 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series
A perplexing case of murder and conspiracy in the pagan wilds of Northern Italy In 664 A.D., just after the events detailed in Shroud for the Archbishop, Fidelma of Cashel takes a unexpected detour on her trip home from Rome. While in the port at Genua (modern day Genoa), Fidelma—sister of one Ireland's kings and an advocate in her country's law courts—receives word that one of her old teachers, Brother Ruadan, is reaching the end of his days. Determined to see her old mentor one last time, Fidelma takes the treacherous journey to a remote abbey in the countryside—a place where the old pagan religion still has a hold and where even the Christians are often in bloody conflict with each other. But after she hears her dying teacher's last words, Fidelma's most dangerous adventure has just begun. With one murder after the next and a vicious war in the offing, it is up to Fidelma, alone and on her own, to unravel an extraordinary conspiracy before it is too late.