Ein denkwürdiger Moment auf seinem Rasentraktor macht Tillmann klar, dass er in einer ausgewachsenen Midlife-Crisis steckt. Ja, er hat eine fantastische Frau und großartige Kinder, aber wann genau sind seine ambitionierten Jugendträume bloß zu diesem Spießerleben mit Fertighaus und Gartenteich mutiert? Tillmann beschließt, sein altes Draufgänger-Ich aus dem sozialen Tiefschlaf zu holen und noch mal so richtig die Sau rauszulassen.
Ein Film über Sex. Rauh. Tabulos. In New York. Das ist die Aufgabe, die Jonas gestellt bekommt. Aber wie soll der überforderte Regiestudent ausgerechnet in der düstersten Ecke der Lower East Side und umgeben von gestrandeten Künstlerexistenzen einen Film drehen? Als er auf Nele trifft, eine eigensinnige, verrückte Sommerfrau, öffnet sich sein Blick für das wahre Ziel seiner Reise: eine Begegnung mit der eigenen ungeheuerlichen Familiengeschichte.
Little Bee ist 16 Jahre alt und etwas ganz Besonderes. Die Flucht aus Afrika hat ihrer Lebensfreude und ihrem Witz ebenso wenig anhaben können wie zwei Jahre in englischer Abschiebehaft. Nach ihrer Entlassung ruft sie die beiden einzigen Menschen an, die sie in England kennt: Sarah und Andrew. Der Anruf hat unvorhersehbare Folgen: Andrew bringt sich um. Als Little Bee wenig später vor der Tür steht, ist sie alles andere als willkommen. Doch sie bleibt und gibt der zurückgelassenen Familie neuen Lebensmut.
An SAS unit codenamed Zero 22, operating covertly in the war-torn badlands of Northern Syria, is ambushed and massacred by a small army of mercenaries dressed like Hell's Angels. Danny Black survives the massacre and back in London learns that his unit was betrayed by a mole feeding high-level military intelligence to the Russians. Like any SAS man worthy of the name, his first thought is to avenge the men who lost their lives on the Zero 22 op.
In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Jamie Truman is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks. Jamie has a new mission.
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Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities.
Gideon Gull leads a double life: one as a talented young bard at the Rhapsodic College, the other as a student of the Shadow School, where Taldor's infamous lion blades are trained to be master spies and assassins. When a magical fog starts turning ordinary people into murderous mobs along the border between Taldor and Gideon's home nation of Andoran, it's up to him and a crew of daring performers to solve the mystery before both nations fall to madness and slaughter.
When three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town. Everyone is eager to help. Everyone is a suspect. Desperate mother Jess' grief is driving her to extreme measures. Newcomer Jared, with an easy charm and a string of broken hearts in his wake is also a suspect. Photographer Jerry is a suspect who is determined to break away from his controlling mother once and for all. And investigating them all is a police chief with a hidden obsession of his own....
When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother's bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She brings their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is this: bacchanalian drunkenness, her husband sharing a dangerously intimate moment in the guest room, and two women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night.
You aren't stupid. You know there's no such thing as a perfect mother. Plenty of other books will tell you there is, but this one won't lie to you. I was weak and I cheated and I was punished, but, my god, I loved my child through all of it. Love means you never break, and it means you're stronger than the things they do to you. I know this is true because I have been through fire, and I am the proof that love survives. I am not a perfect mother but I will tell you the perfect truth, because this is you and me talking. This is my story.
Charles Street was once a highly respected agent working for MI6, until a terrible mistake cost him his job. Now he's a desperate man, living on past glories and struggling to make ends meet. Until he makes a discovery that has the power to bring down the new President of the United States. But when Street tries to cash in on this discovery, he finds himself pursued by a Russian snatch squad.
Every day, Paige Redwine is haunted by a choice she made when she was only 17. Now, just past 40, still single, she lives a tidy, controlled life as a well-respected English professor at a college in Nashville. Nothing could prepare her for the day Treha Langsam - the daughter she secretly placed for adoption - walks into her classroom as a student, unknowingly confronting Paige with both her greatest longing and her greatest fear.
Usually, this is where we'd tell you what this book is about. But with Chris Cleave, it's a bit different. Because if you've read The Other Hand or Incendiary, you'll know that what his books are about is only part of the story - what really matters is how they make you feel. Gold is about the limits of human endurance, both physical and emotional. It will make you cry. Gold is about what drives us to succeed - and what we choose to sacrifice for success. It will make you feel glad to be alive.
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In I Love Dick, published in 1997, Chris Kraus boldly tore away the veil that separates fiction from reality and privacy from self-expression. It's no wonder that I Love Dick instantly elicited violent controversies and attracted a host of passionate admirers. The story is gripping enough: in 1994 a married, failed independent filmmaker, turning forty, falls in love with a well-known theorist and endeavors to seduce him with the help of her husband.
Truman Wiley used to report news stories around the world, but now the troubling headlines are his own. He’s out of work and out of touch with his family, but nothing keeps him awake at night more than his son’s failing heart. With hospital bills mounting faster than Truman can gamble his life savings, it seems there’s no way out... until his estranged wife throws him a lifeline - the chance to write the story of a death row inmate willing to donate his heart to Truman’s son.
Chris, en eksperimenterende filminstruktør på næsten 40, forelsker sig øjeblikkeligt og uopretteligt i sin 56-årige akademikermands yngre kollega Dick. Chris indvier manden Sylvère i sin voldsomme betagelse, og idéen om en slags kunstprojekt med Dick i centrum opstår. Fra hver sin position går parret sammen i gang med at skrive kærlighedsbreve til objektet Dick. Chris er i sin erotiske besættelse kreativt forløst som aldrig før, men pludselig befinder hun sig i spidsen af et altopslugende trekantsdrama.
First contact has been made, and Earth's militaries and its premier mercenary companies stand ready to take their first tentative steps outside the solar system. With a galaxy of aliens to explore and fistfuls of credits to be made, follow along as the Four Horsemen select their contracts and venture forth to meet their destinies.
This extraordinary novel by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener will inspire you to take your life to the next level and beyond. It will challenge and encourage you to become the best you can be! Twelve Pillars blends together the fundamental principles and teachings of Jim Rohn into the unique tapestry of a fictional account that imparts the secrets to success in life.
Die neunjährige Katya wächst im Russland der 60er Jahre in bescheidenen Verhältnissen in einer Stadt nahe Moskaus auf. Von einer tiefen Unruhe getrieben, lauscht sie jede Nacht den eindringlichen Klaviersonaten des Mansardenbewohners. Er sei ein Ungeheuer, sagt man, ein geflohener SS-Scherge. Als der Mann stirbt, erbt Katya sein Klavier. Ein Blüthner. Es wird ihre erste große Liebe. Clara ist Automechanikerin in der Nähe von L.A. Ihre Eltern sind bei einem Brand ums Leben gekommen, und ihre wichtigste Erinnerung ist das geerbte Blüthner-Piano. Clara hasst es, denn sie hat keine Verbindung zur Musik.
Nearly a century ago, a treasure of unimaginable value was lost beneath the tropical waters of the Florida Keys. But when a ruthless real-estate developer threatens Shark Key Campground and Marina, former journalist Kate Kingsbury must find it before her friends and neighbors lose the only homes they know. It’s taken Kate Kingsbury two years to find peace after her husband was killed in a home invasion. Now she’s found her refuge, living the free and easy boat life at Shark Key. Except that nothing in life is free. Or easy.