The second Leone Scamarcio thriller. As autumn sets in, the queues outside the soup kitchens of Rome are lengthening, and the people are taking to the piazzas, increasingly frustrated by the deepening economic crisis. Detective Leone Scamarcio is called to an apparent suicide on the Ponte Sant'Angelo, a stone’s throw from Vatican City. A man is hanging from the bridge, his expensive suit suggesting yet another businessman fallen on hard times. But Scamarcio is immediately troubled by similarities with the 1982 murder of Roberto Calvi, dubbed ‘God’s Banker’ because of his work for the Vatican Bank. Scamarcio’s instincts are soon proved correct when a cardinal with links to the bank is killed. And when US Intelligence warn Scamarcio to drop his investigation, he knows that the stakes are far higher than he first realised. Ignoring their threats, Scamarcio pushes on, but his progress is being monitored by some of the world’s most powerful men, who will stop at nothing to make sure their dirty work stays under cover. In breathtaking developments that link 9/11, America’s dirty wars, Vatican corruption, the Mafia, and Italy’s violence against its own people, Scamarcio has to deal with responsibilities far above his pay grade. PRAISE FOR NADIA DALBUONO ‘A rollercoaster ride … Unsettling but compelling.’ The Sun ‘[P]its the little guy against the global forces that shaped the late twentieth and early twenty first century behind the scenes … a taut, well constructed thriller.’ PS News
In the mid-1950s, American International Pictures (AIP) was the self-proclaimed "Infant of the Industry," and as such, was not perceived as a serious threat to the major studios of the time. AIP soon proved themselves worthy opponents, when their youth-oriented double features began raking in big bucks that rivaled and sometimes surpassed the profits of their competitors. The company's founders were James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff, and during the years they worked together as a team, AIP turned out their most imaginative movies, including I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Beach Party, and the Roger Corman/Vincent Price/Edgar Allen Poe films. This is the story of those years told mainly using the material gathered by AIPs New York publicist.
Reveals the formidable challenges that conservatives faced in competing with legal liberalism. This title explores how conservative mobilization was shaped by the legal profession, the legacy of the liberal movement, and the difficulties in matching strategic opportunities with effective organizational responses.
Sunday Times #1 BestsellerNew York Times #1 BestsellerThe global bestseller - Origin is the latest Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.'Fans will not be disappointed' The TimesRobert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of an astonishing scientific breakthrough. The evening’s host is billionaire Edmond Kirsch, a futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. But Langdon and several hundred guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is suddenly blown apart. There is a real danger that Kirsch’s precious discovery may be lost in the ensuing chaos. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, taking with him the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.To evade a devious enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate the labyrinthine passageways of extreme religion and hidden history. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breathtaking truth that has remained buried – until now.‘Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger’ Wall Street Journal‘As engaging a hero as you could wish for’ Mail on Sunday ‘For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide’ Sunday Times
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Gusty winds...and a trail of destruction. Graduate student Raina Sun is in for a season of mayhem and murder. When she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas, she ended up in a riot for the last hot toy of the season and an abandoned baby. Sometimes it doesn't pay to be a Good Samaritan.But calling the mysterious phone number in the diaper bag leads to more questions than answers. A strange man claims to be the child's father, and his alleged mother turns up dead. The local police are more interested in keeping the town's good name out of international news than considering if there's foul play. And to make matters worse, she has less than a week to find his birth parents before the FBI takes over the case.Raina summons her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and soon discovers everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. With her pimp-cane-toting grandma, she must track down a hidden killer before she becomes the next victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder... Don't miss out on Raina's new adventure--get your copy of "Gusty Lovers and Cadavers" today!
Hamper Measures 23cm x 17cm x 2cm. Introducing the World Chocolate Selection Hamper exclusively available from CandyPlanet. Contents: 1- Violet Crumble - honeycomb bar but bigger & better than a crunchie bar (from Australia) 2- Perky Nana - chocolate covered banana confectionery with a soft middle, from New Zealand. 3- Dairy Milk Snack - five flavour bar from Australia 4- Peppermint Crisp South Africa - The peppermint crisp is a wonderful, exciting and different chocolate experience. It is made from milk chocolate which covers thin air filled tubes of mint cracknel. These tubes provide a minty, crispy bite, which is enjoyable leaving you wanting more. 5- Baby Ruth USA - Baby Ruth is made of peanuts, caramel and chocolate-flavored nougat covered in chocolate. 6- Butterfinger USA - The bar consists of a crispy core of creamy peanut butter blended with sugar candy in chocolate. 7- Chocolate Fish - Tasty pink marshmallow covered in Cadburys milk chocolate.
Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life.From the author:In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people.It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource.With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions:Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want?How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning?How could I be kinder to myself?How could I better say “no” to the trivial many to better say “yes” to the critical few?How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world?To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned.This book contains their answers—practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes.This book, Tribe of Mentors, includes many of the people I grew up viewing as idols or demi-gods. Less than 10% have been on my podcast (The Tim Ferriss Show, more than 200 million downloads), making this a brand-new playbook of playbooks.No matter your challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.Among other things, you will learn:More than 50 morning routines—both for the early riser and those who struggle to get out of bed.How TED curator Chris Anderson realized that the best way to get things done is to let go.The best purchases of $100 or less (you'll never have to think about the right gift again).How to overcome failure and bounce back towards success.Why Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton believes that the best art will always be the riskiest.How to meditate and be more mindful (and not just for those that find it easy).Why tennis champion Maria Sharapova believe that “losing makes you think in ways victories can’t.”How to truly achieve work-life balance (and why most people tell you it isn’t realistic).How billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz transformed the way he engages with difficult situations to reduce suffering.Ways to thrive (and survive) the overwhelming amount of information you process every day.How to achieve clarity on your purpose and assess your priorities.And much more.This reference book, which I wrote for myself, has already changed my life. I certainly hope the same for you.I wish you luck as you forge your own path.All the best,Tim Ferriss
A nifty little piece of equipment which fits neatly in your pocket or bag, and covers all the options by measuring your ring size in english, usa, french or german sizes. UK and USA sizes on the front, and DE and FR sizes on the back.