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The Teeth Of The Tiger

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The Teeth Of The Tiger - Tom Clancy Summary

A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable. In the Brave New World of terrorism—where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player—the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions...and outside the system. Way outside the system. In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies—and three men are about to cross its radar. The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr. Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now—but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here...and it is about to become far more dangerous. From the Paperback edition.

The Teeth of the Tiger

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The Teeth of the Tiger - Maurice Leblanc Summary

"The Teeth of the Tiger" by Maurice Leblanc. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Teeth of the Tiger

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Teeth of the Tiger - Maurice LeBlanc Summary

Another action-packed mystery by Maurice LeBlanc! This story has to do with the final Will of a man named Mornington, who, in the year 1900, left behind the sum of $400 million francs. Of that, three-fourths went to his adopted country - which left $100 million francs to be distributed to his heirs. The executor of the estate was Mornington's friend, Don Luis Perenna (AKA Arsene Lupin). The problem, however, was that no one knew where (or even who) some of the heirs were. If no heirs were to be found within 3 months, the entire $100 million francs would go to Perenna. And Perenna/Lupin had a reputation as being something of a rogue. It is definitely a race against time, as the heirs seem to be turning up dead at an alarming rate.

Les dents du tigre

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Les dents du tigre - Maurice Leblanc Summary

Un fabuleux héritage américain déclenche des crimes en cascade sur le sol français. Si l’on ne retrouve pas les descendants de la famille Roussel, l’argent sera remis à Don Luis Perenna, ancien légionnaire au Maroc, deux fois décoré. Coup de théâtre ! Ce héros est... Arsène Lupin. Il ne lui est pas plus difficile en effet d’être un noble espagnol que le chef de la Sûreté à Paris, d’être vivant tout en étant mort, de sauver la femme qu’il aime des dents du tigre ! Aventurier de génie, homme d’humour qui baptise sa maison « Le Clos des Lupins », tendre amoureux qui risque la mort pour sa bien-aimée, redresseur de torts implacable et juste, Arsène Lupin est toujours aussi puissant, ironique et séduisant. Mais arrivera-t-il à faire cesser ce jeu de massacre ?

Into the Teeth of the Tiger

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Into the Teeth of the Tiger - Donald S. Lopez Summary

Into the Teeth of the Tiger provides a vivid, pilot’s-eye view of one of the most extended projections of American air power in World War II Asia. Lopez chronicles every aspect of fighter combat in that theater: harrowing aerial battles, interludes of boredom and inactivity, instances of courage and cowardice. Describing different pilots’ roles in each type of mission, the operation of the P-40, and the use of various weapons, he tells how he and his fellow pilots faced not only constant danger but also the munitions shortages, poor food, and rat-infested barracks of a remote sector of the war. The author also offers keen observations of wartime China, from the brutalities of the Japanese occupation to the conflict between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and the Communist movement. This edition of Lopez's acclaimed account features new photographs, most of which have never before been published. Relating how the 23rd Fighter Group continued to win battles even as the Japanese gained ground, Into the Teeth of the Tiger is the humorous and insightful memoir of an ace pilot caught in the paradox of victory in retreat. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Accompt of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World

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Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Accompt of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World - N.A Summary

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Tiger House

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Tiger House - Liza Klaussmann Summary

Durant toute leur enfance, Nick et sa cousine Helena ont partagé des étés radieux à Tiger House, la maison familiale sur l’île de Martha’s Vineyard. Alors que la Seconde Guerre mondiale touche à sa fin, les deux jeunes femmes rêvent de grandes choses dans un monde où tout leur semble possible. Helena part pour Hollywood où elle va se remarier, tandis que Nick retrouve son jeune époux, Hughes, sur le point de rentrer de Londres où le conflit l’a mené. Chaque été, elles retournent à Tiger House avec mari et enfants et retrouvent un environnement de fêtes et de cocktails, de clair de lune et de jazz. Mais les choses ne se passent pas comme elles l’avaient imaginé l’une et l’autre et, au fil des années, les séjours à Tiger House se compliquent. Un été, à l’aube des années 1960, Daisy, la fille de Nick, et Ed, le fils d’Helena, font une sinistre découverte. La famille se trouve alors définitivement plongée dans la tourmente et déchirée par les mensonges et les secrets soigneusement enfouis jusque-là. Écrit selon cinq points de vue distincts, Tiger House est brillamment construit et entretient le suspense jusqu’à la dernière page. Un roman brûlant de passion, aux personnages torturés par leurs désirs et leurs désillusions ! Traduit de l’anglais par Sabine Boulongne

Putting Teeth in the Tiger

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Putting Teeth in the Tiger - Michael Brzoska,George A. Lopez Summary

Foreign affairs practitioners and policy analysts claim that international arms embargoes usually fail due to the lack of political will among national governments to implement and enforce these restrictions. This book includes chapters that examine some of the complex cases of arms embargoes such as Iraq, Pakistan, Angola, and Liberia.

La femme du tigre

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La femme du tigre - Téa Obreht Summary

Dans un pays des Balkans qui se remet d'un siècle de guerres, Natalia est chargée de vacciner les pensionnaires d'un orphelinat. Autour d'elle, tout n'est que superstitions. Les épidémies seraient des malédictions, les morts, des forces vives. Natalia rattache ces croyances absurdes aux contes que lui a transmis son grand-père. Mais l'histoire la plus extraordinaire, celle de la femme du tigre, il l'a emportée dans la tombe. En confrontant présent, souvenirs et légendes, Natalia comprendra les errements des générations passées, et les travers de la sienne.

Le jardin d'hiver

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Le jardin d'hiver - Jane Thynne Summary

Berlin, 1937. La ville respire la séduction et l’ambition. Mais partout, le danger rôde... Anna Hansen, future mariée, est pensionnaire d’une de ces fameuses écoles créées par Hitler pour former les jeunes femmes dans l’art de devenir la parfaite épouse d’un officier SS. Mais, une nuit, elle est sauvagement assassinée dans les jardins de l’école. On fait vite disparaître le corps. La nouvelle de sa mort est étouffée, son existence oubliée. Clara Vine est actrice dans les fameux studios de la Ufa à Berlin. Mais cette activité en masque une autre, clandestine celle-là : elle est agent au service du Renseignement britannique. Or elle connaissait Anna et la nouvelle de sa mort l’inquiète. Elle n’arrive pas à comprendre pourquoi on l’occulte ainsi. Elle enquête donc, et découvre peu à peu que le meurtre d’Anna est lié à un lourd secret, compromettant les plus hauts dignitaires du troisième Reich. Avec la prochaine visite à Berlin d’Édouard VIII – qui a récemment abdiqué – accompagné de sa femme Wallis – et la présence des célèbres sœurs Mitford qui rivalisent pour occuper le devant de la scène mondaine, Clara se doit d’œuvrer dans l’ombre pour découvrir la vérité et en informer Londres. C’est une voie périlleuse, d’autant qu’elle bénéficie de l’aide d’un de ces artistes juifs taxés de « dégénérés » par Goebbels. La survie de Clara ne tient qu’à un fil... Un mélange très réussi où se rencontrent Histoire, suspense, amour et liaisons dangereuses... Sur un rythme soutenu et avec la montée du nazisme en toile de fond. Traduit de l’anglais par Sophie Bastide-Foltz

American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia - William Nicholson Summary

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Nuit sombre et sacrée

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Harry Bosch-Renée Ballard : le face-à-face tant attendu En revenant au commissariat d’Hollywood après une mission de son quart de nuit, l’inspectrice Renée Ballard tombe sur un inconnu en train de fouiller dans les meubles à dossiers. L’homme, elle l’apprend, est un certain Harry Bosch, un ancien des Homicides du LAPD qui a repris du service au commissariat de San Fernando, où il travaille sur une affaire qui le ronge depuis des années. D’abord sceptique, Ballard le chasse puis, intriguée, ouvre le dossier qu’il feuilletait... et décide de l’aider. La mort de Daisy Clayton, une fugueuse de quinze ans kidnappée, assassinée, puis jetée dans une benne à ordures, a, c’est vrai, de quoi susciter toute son empathie et sa colère. Retrouver l’individu qui a perpétré ce crime abominable devient vite la mission commune de deux inspecteurs aux caractères bien trempés et qui, peu commodes, ne s’en laissent pas conter par les ruses de l’un et de l’autre pour parvenir à leurs fins. «Spectaculaire. Nuit sombre et sacrée est un roman haletant et très, très sombre.» Washington Post

The Triumph of the Thriller

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The Triumph of the Thriller - Patrick Anderson Summary

There’s been a revolution in American popular fiction. The writers who dominated the bestseller lists a generation ago with blockbuster novels about movie stars and exotic foreign lands have been replaced by a new generation writing a new kind of bestseller, one that hooks readers with crime, suspense, and ever-increasing violence. Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post’s man on the thriller beat, calls this revolution “the triumph of the thriller,” and lists among its stars Thomas Harris, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, Sue Grafton, and Elmore Leonard. In his provocative, caustic, and often hilarious survey of today’s popular fiction, Anderson shows us who the best thriller writers are–and the worst. He shows how Michael Connelly was inspired by Raymond Chandler, how George Pelecanos toiled in obscurity while he mastered his craft, how Sue Grafton created the first great woman private eye, and how Thomas Harris transformed an insane cannibal into the charming man of the world who made FBI agent Clarice Starling his lover. Anderson shows Scott Turow inventing the modern legal thriller and John Grisham translating it into a stunning series of bestsellers. He casts a cold eye on Tom Clancy’s militaristic techno-thrillers, and praises Alan Furst and Robert Littell as world-class spy novelists. He examines the pioneering role of Lawrence Sanders, the offbeat appeal of Dean Koontz, the unprecedented success of The Da Vinci Code, and the emergence of the literary thriller. Most of all, Anderson demands that the best of these novelists be given their due–not as genre writers, but as some of the most talented men and women at work in American fiction. Don’t trust the literary elites to tell you what to read, he warns–make up you own minds. The Triumph of the Thriller will convince many readers that we’ve entered an important new era in popular fiction. This book can be your guide to it. From the Hardcover edition.

A Theory of Narrative

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A Theory of Narrative - Rick Altman Summary

Narrative is a powerful element of human culture, storing and sharing the cherished parts of our personal memories and giving structure to our laws, entertainment, and history. We experience narrative in words, pictures, and film, yet regardless of how the tale is told, story remains independent from the media that makes it concrete. Narrative follows humans wherever they travel and adapts readily to new forms of communication. Constantly evolving and always up-to-date, narrative is a necessary strategy of human expression and a fundamental component of human identity. In order to understand human interaction, award-winning scholar Rick Altman launches a close study of narrative's nature, its variation in different contexts, and the method through which it makes meaning. Altman's approach breaks away from traditional forms of analysis, identifying three basic strategies: single-focus, dual-focus, and multiple-focus. Unpacking an intentionally diverse selection of texts, Altman demonstrates how these strategies function in context and illustrates their theoretical and practical applications in terms of textual analysis, literary and film history, social organization, religion, and politics. He employs inventive terminology and precise analytical methods throughout his groundbreaking work, making this volume ideal for teaching literary and film theory and for exploring the anatomy of narrative on a more general level.

A New System of Geology

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The British Encyclopedia

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Bi-Polar Dreams

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DescriptionThis book comprises of creative poems and coherent prose, which give you an honest insight into manic depression. This book is a very honest, real and therefore a, sometimes disturbing account of bi-polar disorder. It gives you an emotive insight into Frederick Benson's life. About the AuthorFrederic Benson has written this book as a form of empowerment. His manic depression is expressed in a frank way to give you a clearer understanding of mental illness. It is a combination of fiction and non-fiction.

The Literary Gazette

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An Eye for a Tooth

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An Eye for a Tooth - Desmond Eccles Summary

Why do our faces look so different from those of our ancestor – Early Man? Do animals’ teeth wear out? Why are they sometimes such funny shapes like tusks and fangs? An Eye for a Tooth: The teeth of animals aims to fill a gap in the genre of popular science. It explains and describes in everyday language how important teeth are to animals, how they function and why they are different shapes. It also looks at all aspects of the jaw system. The book deals with the dentitions of dinosaurs, primitive animals, sharks and rays, lizards, snakes, crocodiles and alligators. There is an extensive section on mammals, covering many different creatures of different shapes and sizes, including whales, herbivores and carnivores. An Eye for a Tooth is not a comprehensive survey, but examples of each Order are considered and some unusually interesting dentitions are mentioned. The book concludes with sections on human evolution, evolutionary niches and the future of teeth. This book is an ideal companion for any fans of popular science who are looking to expand their knowledge, as well as those interested in evolution.

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