"Beautiful. . . . The splintered, humanizing observations that constantly animate this novel . . . are exhilarating" --The New York Times Book Review"Gripping. . . . It unfolds with the whispered, urgent secrecy of the confessional. The writing is terse, taut and very graphic--like a succession of crystal-clear stills from a dramatic film." --The Daily Telegraph"Irresistible. Reading Don't Move is like opening the hospital room door to find a tiger pacing in the corridor: there's no looking away, no turning back; nothing is more important than what happens next." --Valerie Martin, author of Property
Verwegene Abenteuer und zärtliche Wonnen -das Schicksal einer ungewöhnlich schönen Frau
Auf der Ranch ihres Vaters in Kalifornien führt Amanda Caulden ein behütetes Dasein, bis eines Tages Hank Montgomery in der Stadt auftaucht - ein Heißsporn, der gegen die Ausbeutung der Landarbeiter kämpft, aber auch eine Vorliebe für hübsche junge Ladies und teuren Champagner hat. Er spürt die Glut, die hinter Amandas abweisend kühler, schöner Fassade schwelt, und schwört, sie für sich zu erobern. Doch die Raffinesse, mit der er ihre Zuneigung zu gewinnen sucht, endet fast in einer Katastrophe . . .
Mafia, a secret society and the world's greatest treasures all converge in James Twining's all new jaw-dropping thriller featuring reformed art thief Tom Kirk. It begins with a young man hanging from the Ponte Sant' Angelo Rome, his pockets weighed down with lead whilst the current of the river below slowly tightens the noose around his neck. Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, retired art thief Tom Kirk is asked by an old friend to investigate a case involving the theft of a long lost Caravaggio painting. When tragedy strikes Tom is left holding a blood-soaked body. Back in Rome police Lieutenant Allegra Damico has been called to the Parthenon where a second body has been found, but this time the body is surrounded by mannequins. When a third body is found crucified upside down in the middle of the ancient forum Allegra realises there is a sinister link between the murders. Someone is staging famous Caravaggio paintings. Suspecting the detective leading the case is corrupt Allegra begins her own investigation. Spurred on by grief and the desire to avenge the murder of his friend, Tom follows a trail to Rome where he finds Allegra piecing together a similar mystery. Before long they both find themselves submerged in a vast criminal conspiracy involving the police, politicians, the church and a secret society born of a pact between two Mafia families decades before.
Bestseller Cornwell's compelling 18th Kay Scarpetta novel (after The Scarpetta Factor), her strongest work in years, involves the chief medical examiner in a case that's both far-reaching in its national security implications and deeply personal. The story begins at the real Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, where Scarpetta is assisting in developing techniques for virtual autopsies, then shifts back to her recently adopted home at Boston's Cambridge Forensic Center (CFC). A young man's mysterious death becomes even stranger after full-body scans reveal destruction so extensive it's as if a bomb went off inside his body. Scarpetta and husband Benton Wesley-along with her niece, Lucy Farinelli, and ex-cop turned CFC investigator Pete Marino-discover links not only to a government project with the ability to cause mass casualties but also to another grisly case currently under investigation. As Scarpetta's military past rears its head, the emotional damage the investigation of the cases is bound to wreak on Cornwell's steadfast heroine will leave readers eager for the next installment. Long-time fans will welcome the return after a decade to a first-person narration with direct access to Scarpetta's thoughts. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Cornwell returns to form—somewhat—after the plodding Scarpetta Factor (2009). Told in the first person, the story finds Kay Scarpetta, now the chief medical examiner of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts, involved in a couple of cases: the mysterious sudden death of a man and the murder of a child (whose confessed killer seems to be innocent). Soon she begins to suspect the two cases are related—joined by a piece of high-tech hardware found in the first victim’s apartment—and before too long, she realizes she’s facing what could be her most clever foe yet. For the first time in a while, Cornwell seems genuinely interested in Scarpetta again, giving the novel that spark of life that has made the series so enjoyable for its many fans. The book is still a long way from the glory days of Postmortem (1991) and From Potter’s Field (1995), but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. Series fans who have felt a bit let down of late will be pleased. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Print, radio, television, in-person, billboards, Twitter, Facebook, iPhone apps—about the only thing Putnam isn’t doing to promote Cornwell’s latest is a graffiti campaign. --David Pitt
In a small upstate New York town, an idyllic lake yields a ghastly discovery when the skeletal remains of a young woman missing for 27 years are pulled from the icy depth – along with unmistakable evidence of her murder. Suddenly, the long-dormant case of Kelly McShane Braden’s mysterious disappearance is reactivated. And for two devastated men, dark emotions and disturbing secrets will also rise to the surface.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The rest of the empire is controlled by a half-mad ruler, but Mistworld is wild and free--a haven for misfits, outlaws, and rebels. Now a killer stalks the fog-shrouded planet, as a devious Imperial plot to conquer Mistworld unfolds.
Dr. med Jan Vagedes und Georg Soldner - Deutschlands bekannteste Kinderärzte mit anthroposophischem Ansatz vereinen in diesem Standardwerk einzigartig die Erkenntnisse der modernen Medizin und ganzheitlicher Kinderheilkunde. Dieses große Handbuch bietet umfassende und seriöse Hilfe bei der Vorbeugung und Behandlung aller wichtigen Kinderkrankheiten vom Säuglingsalter bis zur Pubertät. Eine umfassende Tabelle mit Leitsymptomen führt rasch zur Krankheitsdiagnose und der richtigen Therapie. Bei allen Beschwerden im Praxisteil wird ausführlich auch die ganzheitliche Sicht der Dinge geschildert. Übersichtlich und umfassend informiert dieses Buch über alle wichtigen Aspekte der Kinderheilkunde und Vorsorge sowie die Grundlagen der anthroposophischen Medizin.
Jessica's love for Pietr Rusakova is only one reason she is in danger from people who would stop at nothing to capture and control the young werewolf and his siblings; she may hold the cure for the man-made mutation that created the Rusakovas in the first place. The large cast of characters and plot points from 13 to Life (2010) return, but the focus on the young lovers and great sense of impending disaster sharpen this rousing second outing. New readers can dive in without reading the first book, and new fans won't be long in arriving. Grades 7-10. --Cindy Welch
PRAISE for 13 to Life:
"A unique tale with a bright heroine and dark secrets.”
- New York Times Bestselling YA author Maria V. Snyder
"You'll devour 13 to Life in greedy, eager gulps. Pitch-perfect and deliciously paced, this book dishes up your next fiction addiction. Shannon is a rising star!"
--Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Grimspace and Doubleblind
"A fun, gothic romance of suspense, secrets and the dangerous truth behind the new kid in town."
-Lucienne Diver, author of Vamped and Revamped
Jessie and Pietr’s bond is sweet and real, with more than a touch of delicious danger.”
–Jeri Smith-Ready, Award-Winning author of Shade and Bad to the Bone
Grace Dunlop is the eleven-year-old girl with everything, including a trust fund. Transplanted from London to the United States, her life is forever changed when she meets the precocious and irreverent Harper Alessi.
Attending black tie balls and fielding boyfriends, the two girls develop an unusually close friendship that endures into college. Finally presented as debutantes by their proud parents, they hope for an end to the close hold their family has on them. It's 1984, after all, and they have choices, don't they? Maybe that's why all the songs on the jukebox suddenly suggest a dangerous passion they haven't been able to express.
Gina Daggett is best known as 'Lipstick' of the columnist duo Lipstick & Dipstick, and as an award-winning writer and successful blogger. Jukebox is her first novel, and is in pre-production for a feature film.
Bookstore owner Tricia Miles has put up – and put up with – her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy has stolen $100. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a Dumpster, leaving loads of questions unanswered.
Per jaar krijgen in Nederland ruim 70.000 mensen kanker. Ongeveer de helft van deze patiënten geneest uiteindelijk van deze ziekte en dat aantal zal geleidelijk toenemen, want de ziekte is steeds beter te behandelen.
De meest toegepaste behandelingsmethoden bij kanker zijn: operatie, bestraling en medicijnen. Van de behandeling met medicijnen is chemotherapie de bekendste. In dit boek wordt duidelijk uitgelegd wat chemotherapie is, wat de behandeling voor patiënten inhoudt en wat de bijwerkingen zijn.
Daarnaast schenkt dit boek aandacht aan de nieuwe wegen in de behandeling van kanker. Er zijn namelijk steeds meer medicijnen in ontwikkeling die niet tot de chemotherapie worden gerekend. Kenmerkend voor deze medicijnen is dat ze veel doelgerichter inwerken op bepaalde processen in kankercellen dan chemotherapie. Met deze medicijnen zal in de toekomst de kans op genezing een stuk dichterbij komen.
Per jaar horen zo'n 70.000 Nederlanders van de dokter dat ze kanker hebben. Gelukkig valt deze aandoening steeds beter te behandelen door operatie, bestraling en medicijnen, waaronder chemokuur. Dit boek geeft basisinformatie over zowel de medische en praktische aspecten van deze laatste behandelingsvorm. Na enkele hoofdstukken over onderzoek, diagnose en de verschillende behandelingsmogelijkheden komen nieuwe medicijnen aan bod, waarmee bepaalde soorten kanker gericht kunnen worden bestreden. Dan volgt een uitleg van wat chemotherapie is. Daarna komen uitvoerig de bijwerkingen aan de orde, zoals bijvoorbeeld misselijkheid, schade aan organen en haaruitval. Een volgend kort hoofdstuk is gewijd aan de patient en zijn familie: wat houdt chemotherapie voor hen in? Informatie over patientenorganisaties, een verklarende woordenlijst en een literatuuropgave en register sluiten het boek af. De auteur is oncoloog in het Haagse Haga-ziekenhuis. Het boek verschijnt in de serie 'Spreekuur thuis', waarin al enkele tientallen andere delen zijn verschenen over uiteenlopende lichamelijke en psychische ziekten en aandoeningen. Een uitgave van hoge kwaliteit voor een zeer groot publiek.
The Trask family comes to the Hatteras West Inn to settle their late father's will. Innkeeper Alex Winston's Uncle Jase is murdered before it can be read, and the document is missing. Alex has a personal stake in solving the crime, but he has to wade through a family's secrets before he can find the killer.
Widowed architect Arthur Latimer has become a recluse in his own home: a storm-proof fortress that doubles as a shrine to his dead wife. But the outside world beckons in the form of a bizarre party downbeach.
Now, just as the biggest hurricane ever to hit the Pacific Northwest rolls in with deadly force, Art is subjected to intrusions from his past and invasions from the present. And soon he begins to doubt everything he sees or thinks he already knows. And soon you may too.
Genre: Psychological thriller.
From Publishers Weekly
Storms raging outdoors and in the mind of the protagonist create a maelstrom of menace in this sinuous psychological thriller by Schow (The Kill Riff, The Shaft). A whopper of a hurricane is barreling up the California coast, and renegade architect Art Latimer is planning to ride it out and test the structural integrity of his self-designed dream home. At the same time, he's struggling to batten down powerful feelings about his wife, Lorelle, whose death two years before sent him into an emotional tailspin. As the storm intensifies, a string of peculiar experiences suggest that the foundations of his reality are wobbling. He finds an old bottle washed up on the beach containing a cryptic message that speaks eerily to him. Then he's visited by a long-lost friend who mysteriously disappears without a trace from the premises. Meanwhile, a wild house party is underway down the beach and host Price, a steely manipulator who employs drugs and humiliation to control his guests, schemes to use the storm as cover for playing sinister mind games with Art. Schow works suspenseful sleight-of-hand with his story elements, skillfully underplaying the significance of clues and deftly managing character viewpoints to direct what the reader sees. His kinetic orchestration of events-action sequences, moments of moving intimacy and the richly symbolic tempest outside-and vivid hardboiled prose push the plot to a thunderclap climax that in less assured hands would seem farfetched but here is a measure of coolly calculated audacity.
Schow is a recognized name in the horror field, credited with coining the term splatterpunk and probably best known for his screenplay of the cult film The Crow. (This may be part of the reason this novel often seems more like a screen treatment than a full-bodied piece of fiction.) Evoking both John Fowles' The Magus and Ed Woods' Glen or Glenda (but leaning heavily toward campy schlock rather than higbrow lit), Schow experiments with the concepts of sexual identity, personality disintegration, and megalomania. A recluse living near the ocean gets mixed up in a confrontation with a bunch of people from a nearby house who have been fed a cocktail of mind-altering drugs. There's also a hurricane brewing. It's all fairly predictable with the exception of a gender switch involving the main character. On the plus side, the writing is generally smooth, the dark-and-stormy-night settings are well crafted, and the characters are interesting if not always believable. Schow doesn't quite make this odd book work, but his considerable following will want to see for themselves.
"A jagged nightmare spiked with charm, melancholy, and vicious intelligence."
-Michael Marshall Smith, author of Only Forward
"Bullets of Rain is a highly original, boldly conceived psychological thriller observed with the rapt eye and assassin's sting of the artist as fer-de-lance."
-John Farris, author of The Fury and the Power
"David Schow's Bullets of Rain is a thriller, a literary metaphor, and one dark speeding bullet of a novel. Edgy, insightful, and fearless, it's a book I couldn't put down."
-Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award-winning author of A Fine Dark Line
"In Bullets of Rain, David J. Schow has given us his boldest, most audacious fiction to date. Here, all of Schow's glittering weapons are sharper than ever before."