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The Godfather of Kathmandu John Burdett


Sonchai Jitpleecheep – John Burdett's inimitable Thai police detective – is summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. Solving the murder could mean a promotion, but Sonchai, reeling from a personal tragedy, is more interested in Tietsin, an exiled Tibetan lama based in Kathmandu who has become his guru. There are, however, obstacles in Sonchai's path to nirvana. Police Colonel Vikorn has just named Sonchai his consigliere (he's been studying The Godfather on DVD) in his ongoing battle with Army General Zinna for control of Bangkok 's network of illegal enterprises. And though Tietsin is enlightened and (eerily) charismatic, he also has forty million dollars of heroin for sale. If Sonchai truly wants to be an initiate into Tietsin's 'apocalyptic Buddhism,' he has to pull off a deal that will bring Vikorn and Zinna to the same side of the table. The challenge is further complicated when he meets Tara, a Tantric practitioner who captivates him with her otherworldly…


The Holy Bullet Luís Rocha


A fast-paced thriller about the conspiracy surrounding the 1981 attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, from the author of the international bestseller The Last Pope An international journalist, a war-weary Portuguese veteran, a Muslim with visions of the Virgin MAry, a rogue priest, and members of the world's most pwoerful-and secretive-organizations come together after the suspicous death of Pope John Paul I. A few operatives bold enough to penetrate the Vatican's shadowy inner circle will investigate what went wrong-and try to prevent the popular new pope from meeting the same fate. In London, journalist Sarah Monteiro is again drawn into the web of international conspiracy, and must reunite-reluctantly-with the mysterious priest/assassin Rafael, and the sinister mastermind known only as JC. Sarah's and Rafael's commitment to truth and justice could prove to be extremely dangerous, for thema nd for John Paul II, especially if they discover the true power behind the papal throne.…


THE CENTAURI DEVICE M. Harrison


John Truck was to outward appearances just another lowlife spaceship captain. But he was also the last of the Centaurans - or at least, half of him was - which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious space war. M. John Harrison's classic novel turns the conventions of space opera on their head, and is written with the precision and brilliance for which is famed.


LIGHT M. Harrison


Light marks that fine writer M John Harrison's first return to the heartland of SF--including spaceships and hair-raising interstellar chases--since his apocalyptic anti-space opera The Centauri Device (1975). The heavy SF action begins in 2400. Space-going humanity is the latest of many civilizations to be baffled by the impenetrable Kefahuchi Tract; that vast stellar region where an unshielded singularity makes physics itself unreliable. Along its accessible fringe, the "Beach", solar systems are littered with crazy, abandoned devices used to probe the Tract since before life began on Earth. A whole dead-end culture is based on beachcombing this rubble of industrial archaeology... 25th-century characters include a woman who's sacrificed almost everything to merge with the AI "mathematics" of a crack military spacecraft; a former daredevil who once surfed black holes but has retreated into a virtual reality tank; the lady proprietor of the Circus of Pathet Lao, with an alien freakshow…


Endymion Dan Simmons


Anno Domini 3126. Quasi tre secoli dopo la Caduta. Pianeta Hyperion. Raul Endymion, una giovane guida, viene condannato a morte dopo un omicidio commesso per legittima difesa. E la sua morte, al contrario di quella dell'uomo da lui ucciso, sarebbe definitiva, perché il ragazzo è fra i pochi a non essersi convertito alla religione della Chiesa ufficiale, non è un cristiano rinato e non ha accettato su di sé il simbionte crucimorfo che rende possibile la Risurrezione. La sentenza, tuttavia, non viene eseguita. Martin Sileno lo ha infatti scelto per una missione destinata a cambiare il volto dell'universo: accompagnare nel futuro e proteggere la giovane Aenea, figlia di Brawne Lamia e del cibrido John Keats, che sta per riemergere dalla Sfinge nella Valle delle Tombe Del Tempo. Dal teleporter di Vettore Rinascimento al ghiaccio eterno di Sol Draconis Septem, Endymion accompagnerà così Aenea in un viaggio verso la verità e la salvezza del genere umano, chiarendo lungo il cammino molti…


Hombre Elmore Leonard


John Russell has been raised as an Apache. Now he's on his way to live as a white man. But when the stagecoach passengers learn who he is, they want nothing to do with him -- until outlaws ride down on them and they must rely on Russell's guns and his ability to lead them out of the desert. He can't ride with them, but they must walk with him or die.


Laced Carol Clark


A haunted castle, a pair of international jewel thieves, and a hotel fire – so begins Regan and Jack Reilly's honeymoon in Ireland… Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the Major Case Squad in New York City, have just gotten hitched! They've headed to Hennessy Castle, a romantic spot in western Ireland – seemingly the perfect place to escape the world and the criminals they deal with daily – to begin their lives together. But Hennessy Castle is hardly relaxing! Their first afternoon in Ireland, Regan and Jack go out for a jog, stopping at an old graveyard at the edge of town. The first tombstone they see is marked REILLY. Turns out May Reilly, who died in 1822, was a talented lacemaker who made an exquisite tablecloth for a banquet at Hennessy Castle but was never paid. Legend has it that May has haunted the castle ever since. Awakened in the middle of the night, Regan spots a mysterious woman on the back lawn of the castle. At the sound of Jack's voice,…


Dangerous Offspring Steph Swainston


The third of the castle novels will take the reader ever deeper into a world of beauty and terror. A world led by an immortal emperor and the circle; his 50 immortal helpers. It is a world with an absentee god, a world that has been fighting a war against giant insects. A world like no other. There will be more insights into Jant, the emperors vain winged messenger, and the shift, the surreal other life Jant enters when he overdoses on his drug of choice and where he meets the dead in a land that defies logic. This is a fantasy series like no other – a literary fantasy with the verve and originality to stand alongside the best of Mervyn Peake, M. John Harrison and China Mieville.


Sea of Silver Light Tad Williams


Otherland—the private, multidimensional universe created and controlled by The Grail Brotherhood, an organization made up of the world's most powerful and ruthless individuals—was crumbling. The Brotherhood's plans for immortality within the network had been shattered by the monstrous intelligence that ran the network, a presence known only as the Other, and by the even more monstrous human being who called himself John Dread. Seizing control of the network from his employer, Felix Jongleur, Dread had now made himself the god of this virtual universe and was systematically turning the network's worlds into killing grounds. As helplessly trapped as Renie Sulaweyo, !Xabbu, Sam Fredericks, Martine, Paul Jonas, and the rest of the small band who had entered Otherland in an attempt to save the many children held captive within this virtual reality, Jongleur was now forced to make common cause with his enemies. Yet even as they struggled through the maze of invented worlds, striving to reach…


Forgiving Ararat Gita Nazareth


#1 BESTSELLER IN HEAVEN…AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON EARTH. "Think Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones) meets John Grisham (The Firm) in the afterlife." Brek Cuttler, a young lawyer, new mother, and wife of a popular television news reporter, dies unexpectedly and, arriving in heaven, learns she has been chosen to join the elite lawyers who defend souls at the Final Judgment. Yet Brek longs for her lost life, and the cause of her death remains a mystery. Searching for answers, Brek attempts to re-create the world she once knew and visit her family in their dreams; but it is her first client in heaven, a young convict, who holds the secret-a shocking crime long repressed. Guided by her mentor, Luas, a lawyer who has been prosecuting souls for thousands of years, Brek embarks on a quest traversing heaven and earth to bring her killer to justice, uncovering an interlocking past that places her own soul in jeopardy. Entering the courtroom to face her killer at the Final Judgment, Brek must…


Mindscan Robert Sawyer


Jake Sullivan watched his father, suffering from a rare condition, collapse and linger in a vegetative state, and he's incredibly paranoid because he inherited that condition. When mindscanning technology becomes available, he has himself scanned, which involves dispatching his biological body to the moon and assuming an android body. In possession of everything the biological Jake Sullivan had on Earth, android Jake finds love with Karen, who has also been mindscanned. Meanwhile, biological Jake discovers there is finally another, brand-new cure for his condition. Moreover, Karen's son sues her, declaring that his mother is dead, and android Karen has no right to deprive him of his considerable inheritance. Biological Jake, unable to leave the moon because of the contract he signed, becomes steadily more unstable, until finally, in a fit of paranoia, he takes hostages. Sawyer's treatment of identity issues — of what copying consciousness may mean and how consciousness is defined —…


By Blood We Live Кевин Андерсон


An anthology of stories edited by John Joseph Adams From Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer; from Castlevania to Tru Blood, the romance between popular culture and vampires hearkens back to humanity's darkest, deepest fears, flowing through our very blood, fears of death, and life, and insatiable hunger. And yet, there is an attraction, undeniable, to the vampire archetype, whether the pale European count, impeccably dressed and coldly masculine, yet strangely ambiguous, ready to sink his sharp teeth deep into his victims' necks, draining or converting them, or the vamp, the count's feminine counterpart, villain and victim in one, using her wiles and icy sexuality to corrupt man and woman alike… Edited by John Joseph Adams (Wastelands, The Living Dead), By Blood We Live gathers together the best vampire literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror.


The Centaurus John Updike


National Book Award for Fiction In a small Pennsylvania town in the late 1940s, schoolteacher George Caldwell yearns to find some meaning in his life. Alone with his teenage son for three days in a blizzard, Caldwell sees his son grow and change as he himself begins to lost touch with his life. Interwoven with the myth of Chiron, the noblest centaur, and his own relationship to Prometheus, The Centaur one of John Updike's most brilliant and unusual novels.


A Small-Town Homecoming Terry McLaughlin


All architect Tess Roussel has ever wanted is to open her own design firm. She gets the chance when she returns to California and wins a coveted waterfront project. It's the contractor hired for the job who's got her distracted. John Jameson Quinn isn't her choice. And definitely not her type. Tess doesn't go for brooding bad boys – especially one who isn't shy about going after what he wants. And he wants Tess. Never mind that he's got a scandalous past to overcome. A daughter to raise. A boss – Tess – and a town to answer to. Quinn follows his own drumbeat. Only, now Tess is starting to hear it, too. Because he's good. And they're good together. Her design. His construction. Can they build a love to last?


The Politician Andrew Young


“The greatest political saga, the one that has it all, that gets to the real heart of American politics, is the John Edwards story… This isn’t just politics, it’s literature. It’s the great American novel, the kind that isn’t written anymore.” -Michael Wolff on John Edwards's trajectory, on VanityFair.com The underside of modern American politics – raw ambition, manipulation, and deception – are revealed in detail by Andrew Young’s riveting account of a presidential hopeful’s meteoric rise and scandalous fall. Like a non-fiction version of All the King’s Men, The Politician offers a truly disturbing, even shocking perspective on the risks taken and tactics employed by a man determined to rule the most powerful nation on earth. Idealistic and ambitious, Andrew Young volunteered for the John Edwards campaign for Senate in 1998 and quickly became the candidate’s right hand man. As the senator became a national star, Young’s responsibilities grew. For a decade he…


The Time Ships Stephen Baxter


A sequel to The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, it was officially authorized by the Wells estate to mark the centenary of the original’s publication. Won: British SF Association Award in 1995 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel in 1996 Philip K. Dick Award in 1996 Nominated for: Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1996 Locus Award for Best SF Novel in 1996 Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1996


S John Updike


S. is Sarah Worth – doctor's wife, North Shore matron, loving mother, and now (suddenly!) ardent follower of a Hindu religious leader known as the Arhat. As this brilliant and very funny novel opens, Sarah is fleeing the confinement of her suburban life to become a sannyasin (pilgrim) at her guru's Arizona ashram. In the letters and audiocassettes that Sarah sends to her husband, daughter, mother, brother, best friend – to her psychiatrist and her hairdresser and her dentist – master novelist John Updike gives us a witty comedy of manners, a biting satire of life on a religious commune, and the story – deep and true – of an American woman in search of herself.


La música del Adiós Ian Rankin


Otoño, Edimburgo, hacia el final de la carrera del inspector John Rebus, que intenta cerrar alguno de los casos pendientes antes de jubilarse, cuando aparece muerto joven poeta ruso, al parecer a causa de un atraco que ha salido mal. Como por casualidad, una delegación comercial rusa que intenta de hacer negocios en Escocia visita la ciudad, y políticos y banqueros se muestran decididos a que el caso sea rápidamente cerrado y sin ambigüedades. Pero cuanto más indagan Rebus y su colega, la sargento Siobhan Clarke, más convencidos están de que no se trata de una simple agresión; más aún al producirse un segundo y repugnante homicidio. Simultáneamente, la brutal agresión a un gángster de Edimburgo sitúa a Rebus bajo sospecha. ¿Ha llevado el inspector Rebus demasiado lejos su intervención en la solución de los casos? A escasos días de jubilarse de su magnífica carrera, ¿se habrá liado Rebus la manta a la cabeza? Intensa y emocionante, La Música del adiós no es sólo…


Black & blue Ian Rankin


Tres mujeres jóvenes han aparecido ultrajadas y asesinadas. El criminal se ha guardado como fúnebre recuerdo un objeto de cada una de ellas. Demasiadas coincidencias en tono a una forma de actuar que recuerda a los salvajes procedimientos y la impronta de un asesino en serie que conmocionó a la sociedad escocesa en los años sesenta: el escurridizo John Biblia, cuya verdadera identidad nunca se pudo averiguar. El inspector de policía John Rebus es el vivo reflejo de la frustración de aquellos que no pudieron atrapar a aquel depravado criminal. Ahora está decidido a enfrentarse con alguien que parece querer glorificar la memoria de su macabro predecesor. En el embarullado curso de la investigación el inspector Rebus topa con otra serie de muertes sin conexión aparente. Un trabajador de la industria del petróleo, un confidente del narcotráfico y un conocido mafioso mueres en extrañas circunstancias; unos sucesos a los que hay que añadir las extrañas implicaciones de personajes…


Voyage Stephen Baxter


The book depicts a manned mission to Mars as it might have been in another timeline, one where John F. Kennedy survived the assassination attempt on him in 1963. Voyage is the epic saga of America’s might-have-been — a powerful, sweeping novel imaginatively created from true lives and real events. NASA, the Saturn rocket, and historical figures from Neil Armstrong to Ronald Reagan are interwoven with unforgettable characters that only a world-class novelist could bring to life: Dana, the Nazi camp survivor who achieves the dream of his hated masters; Gershon, the Vietnam fighter jock determined to be the first African-American to land on another planet; Lee, the small-scale aerospace contractor with a big dream; Priest, who gives his life so that others might live to walk on Mars. And most memorable of all, Natalie York, the brilliant geologist/astronaut who is her own worst enemy, and best friend; a passionate woman who risks a career and a lifelong love for the chance to run her…


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