The murder of a police captain in his hospital room exposes his unsavory brand of strong-arm police work. Nonetheless, Beck and his colleagues scour Stockholm for the murderer, unearthing evidence of police corruption along the way. Shame and responsibility lead Beck to take drastic steps which culminate in a shocking disaster.
From coast to coast, the nation is witnessing a new wave of terror--suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear, a flight attendant tries to crash an airliner, a police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium, and at CIA headquarters, a deputy director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American but are actually covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annihilation of America.
When an inexplicable wave of energy slammed into North America, millions died. In the rest of the world, wars erupted, borders vanished, and the powerful lost their grip on power. Against this backdrop, with a conflicted US president struggling to make momentous decisions in Seattle and a madman fomenting rebellion in Texas, three women are fighting their own battles--for survival, justice, and revenge.
On the planet Banshee the air is unbreathable and the water is poisonous. It is the home of the most implacable enemies that humanity has ever encountered. Felix is a man consumed by fear and hatred, the sole survivor of his team. He is protected by his custom-fitted body armor and a cold killing machine he calls "the Engine."
A researcher and nuclear energy advocate describes a number of nuclear mishaps, analyzing what happened and why and explains how each of these accidents have furthered the study of the atom and nuclear energy.
In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives.
CBS radio broadcaster William L. Shirer was practically unknown in 1940 when he decided there might be a book in the diary he had kept in Europe during the 1930s--specifically those sections dealing with the collapse of the European democracies and the rise of Nazi Germany. Shirer was virtually the only correspondent able to report on the startling events from 1934 to 1940 and so offers an invaluable perspective on that period.
Since fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have survived one crisis after another: Now fresh disaster looms, as though past crises have returned and converged. Who can possibly save the Fleet this time?
Based on six years of intensive research, Evans dismantles the myths surrounding Joe McCarthy and his campaign to unmask Communists, Soviet agents, and flagrant loyalty risks working within the U.S. government.
This is the gripping story of how diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has destroyed Sierra Leone and how the policies of the diamond industry have allowed it to happen. The author traces the deadly trail of the diamonds and the consequences of overlooking this African tragedy are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global.
Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on--unaging, undying--through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond--to the promise of utopia and to the challenge of the stars.
For millions of years, the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field that has been inhibiting certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes and, thus, certain neurotic functions. When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence, which results in a transfigured humanity reaching for the stars.
The first interstellar starship, John Glenn, fled a Solar System populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenn's crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent technology. But by some miscalculation they have landed in another solar system and must shape the gas giant planet Harlequin's moon, Selene, into a new, temporary home.
A guide to healing cancer using natural, non-toxic substances, including feedback from real cancer survivors. The treatments are harmless enough that you can start them immediately, and if you choose to pursue conventional cancer therapy, they will not interfere with that treatment but will help to offset its side effects.
When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his table, Dr. Richard Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions, where a plot to rescue a sentient computer could alter human history.
An introduction to the history of the Middle East, focusing on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of government, the various struggles for political independence, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the Palestinian Question and the roles of Iraq and Iran in post-9/11 Middle East.
Martin Beck is called in to investigate a woman’s disappearance, unaware that the woman is already dead. Meanwhile, a shoot-out has ended with one policeman dead. As Beck investigates, a figures from earlier cases surfaces: Folke Bengtsson has been recently released and Beck comes under pressure to arrest him. But Beck has begun to doubt that Bengtsson was ever guilty.
Field Marshal Montgomery's battle plan for Normandy, following the D-day landings on June 6, 1944, resulted in one of the most controversial campaigns of the Second World War. Carlo D'Este's acclaimed book gives the fullest possible account of the conception and execution of Montgomery's plan.