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The Westerfield Trilogy
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 47 Min.
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Reserved to the point of being aloof, Lord Westerfield never attended balls or considered taking a wife... until he met Miss Kitty Stanley and his orderly world turned on end. Determined to have the animated sister of his friend but doubting his ability to effectively court her, Westerfield strikes a bargain with her brother for her hand.
Captain Tamas is an ambitious young officer in the Adran army. As a commoner, he is one of very few without noble blood to hold a rank. When he challenges the son of a duke over an insult, the subsequent duel lands him in hot water with the nobility and the royal cabal of Privileged sorcerers. Tamas is soon drawn into a conflict that goes to the very highest office in the land, and his only ally is the most unlikely of people; a young noblewoman named Erika, who needs Tamas to teach her how to wield her powers as a powder mage.
Reese is only just getting used to running the Earthrise in the black-and with an Eldritch in her crew-when a trip to a colony world gives rise to a whole new problem: Hirianthial is showing powers that even the Eldritch rarely have, and that only in legend. He badly needs training, support and advice, and the only place he can find them is... at home. To see the world of the Eldritch is a once in a lifetime opportunity, a thing of fantasies and rumor. And to finally meet the Eldritch Queen, the author of so many of Reese's windfalls!
Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say "NO!" And then to remember that she sort of promised to repay the loan. But she doesn't remember signing up to tangle with pirates and slavers over a space elf prince…
Young Erasmus Cromwell-Smith II's adventure happens inside of Prague's astrological clock. Together with a band of five other harlequin dressed youngsters, he experiences a city filled with wizards, enchanters, witches, conjurers, and evil gargoyles. The youngsters seek clues in order to reach the mysterious Hradcany' Castle. They are guided on their quest by The Orloj, the old clock as well as Buggie and Thumbpee his sons.
When alien taint destroyed her former house, Haraa nai‘Qevellen-osulkedi was raised out of casteless despair to translate human languages for the god of civilization, the Ai-Naidari Emperor. At first her curiosity and intelligence serve her well, but the longer she spends among aliens, the more questions she has about her world. How did Kherishdar come about? Why is the Emperor singular, and the priest who serves Shame? Why does Kherishdar need an exception, and why is it always a woman, and why does she annoy Haraa so badly?
When people need something, Inverness, New Jersey tailor Lincoln Blackthorne is the man they turn to and in turn Linc generally gets them what they want. Sometimes — like every time he turns around — there's somebody else there trying to do Blackthorne out of what he's after...usually threatening bodily harm and more often than not attempting to make good on the threat.
Jonathan Dillon and his wife are going through a divorce. To their lawyer, they seem like they have mutually accepted it. They have made a difficult decision, but they are going through this trying time together, free of animosity or hate. Some things, though, are not what they seem on the outside. After a seemingly freak accident, a truth comes to light. A decision is made, but not the morally right one.
To his neighbors in the sleepy hamlet of Inverness, New Jersey, Lincoln Blackthorne is a tailor. Far from major population centers, highways, airports, or trains, Inverness is just about the last place you’d expect to find an international soldier of fortune and treasure hunter. But that’s exactly what Blackthorne is - one of the best - and he’s about to embark on his most dangerous journey: the quest for a priceless work of art, a deadly magical talisman, an object of dire arcane power.
Pete Long has it made. As a star high school basketball player, he's just received a full athletic scholarship from Purdue University and is already being scouted by the pro team. But when Pete meets up with a group of street players, something terrible happens. And Pete's life is changed forever.
In this third book of The Equilibrist series, professor Cromwell-Smith, through the mantle of poetry, takes his students one last time to his past, through subjects of profound existential meaning like forgiveness, virtue, coherence, resilience, reciprocity, curiosity, serenity and joy, among others. The eminent pedagogue revisits the long period of his life when Victoria Emerson-Lloyd, the love of his life and him were apart, and the real reasons why she left him in the first place.
In this spellbinding sequel, art and poetry are weaved into professor Erasmus Cromwell-Smith's memorable recollection of his life's story. Once more deviating from the curriculum, he takes his students back to the passionate period in time when, while studying at Harvard, he lived together with the love of his life, Victoria Emerson-Lloyd.
Virgil Jones has it all: A beautiful wife and family he loves, a job he enjoys, a tight-knit group of friends and coworkers he trusts with his life, and more money than he could ever spend. But one of those friends has a secret, one they've been hiding for over a year.... The governor needs something from Virgil's wife, Sandy. When he tells her what he wants, she finds herself intrigued by the idea. In fact, she's more than intrigued. Sandy thinks she may have found a new purpose in her life, if, that is, Virgil goes along with the idea.... Except there's a problem.
In Erasmus Cromwell-Smith II's magical, modern-day literary tale, an ailing professor journeys into his past to reveal a world ensconced in stories and poetry, with the hope of imparting inspirational, lifelong lessons. From his crumpled aesthetic of a tweed jacket or cardigan to his thick British accent, Professor Erasmus Cromwell-Smith is the embodiment of the prestigious New England scholastic institute where he teaches. But at 64, with a sudden diagnosis of incurable brain cancer, he decides to focus his intentions on living each day to the fullest....
Can’t you feel the warm velvety wings of a butterfly opening in your chest as the bourbon slides down your throat? Or maybe you feel the rasp developing in your voice from all those cigarettes. Ever been burnt by a dame, not knowing which end was up when it was all over? The rich history of pulp stories are pure Americana. Written like a script from film noir movie, you are to be transported to a time in the '30s, '40s or '50s, where the liquor flowed freely and there was always a Crosley radio playing in some room off in the distance, just barely audible.
Another mass shooting at the most unlikely of places: a small neighborhood market run by an Indian family. Is it terrorism? Will there be more? Who would have a motive against this seemingly innocent family working in their store? And it was called in on Detective O'Roarke's first day back from his honeymoon trip. To make things worse, the killer slipped away, leaving no clues, no evidence, no witnesses; leaving five dead and two mortally wounded.
Valko can see the last moments of a victim's life. It comes at a price - a scrap of flesh cut from his brain and replaced with an implant. Bound to a drug that lets him use his insight but brings with it the pain of synthetic emotion, he's at war with himself. Now, a killer has found a way to hide from him, and two people are dead. Someone wants to keep their secrets buried. The trail leads out into the wasteland where death flies on the wind as nanotech dust. Manipulated and betrayed, Valko must get to the truth before his time runs out.
In book six of this true crime series, someone is knocking off the homeless of NYC. There don't appear to be any motives: what could a bum have that anyone would want? Their lifestyle affords the killer plenty of opportunity, who would care what happened to these shadow people? O'Roarke and Garcia quickly realize that they have another serial killer on their hands as more bodies are found at an alarming rate.
A murder occurs every day in the Big Apple. It follows that homicide detectives carry a case load of three to seven cases at all times. In this new thriller, Video of Murder, NYPD homicide Detectives O’Roarke and Garcia investigate seven killings. They must enter the unknown world of the Tongs, the Chinese Mafia, when one of its members is beaten to death, sparking a string of retaliation-type homicides. At the same time, they investigate the random murder of a cross-country trucker only to be interrupted by a domestic-disturbance case gone horribly wrong.
When Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agent Chris Dobson goes after one of Virgil's own, he does so in a horrific manner, one that leaves Virgil and his wife, Sandy, in shock and exiles two of their best friends at a time when they need them the most. Virgil's life is in a state of chaos. He's managing a new family, a bar he owns with his best friends, he’s trying to unload 2,000 acres of inherited farmland in Shelby County without giving up the mineral rights, and he is working both for and against the head of the MCU, Ron Miles. But something else is happening as well.