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A Cold Treachery

Author : Charles Todd
ISBN : 0553901222
Genre : Fiction
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Charles Todd returns to the world of Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ian Rutledge in a series that the New York Times Book Review called “harrowing psychological drama” and the Washington Post Book World hailed as “among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.” This time the embattled Inspector has met his match hunting a brutal killer across a frozen hell and the one witness who may have survived a crime of… A COLD TREACHERY “You’ll hang for this–see if you don’t! That’s my revenge! And you’ll think about that when the rope goes around your neck and the black hood comes down….” Called out by Scotland Yard into the teeth of a violent blizzard, Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself confronted with one of the most savage murders he has ever encountered. Rutledge might have expected such unspeakable carnage on the World War I battlefields, where he’d lost much of his soul–and his sanity–but not in an otherwise peaceful farm kitchen in remote Urskdale. Someone has murdered the Elcott family at their table without the least sign of struggle. Was the killer someone the young family knew and trusted? When the victims are tallied the local police are in for another shock: One of the Elcotts’ children, a boy named Josh, is missing. Now the Inspector must race to uncover a murderer and to save a child before he’s silenced by the merciless elements–or the even colder hands of a killer. Haunted and goaded by the soldier-ghost of his own tortured war past, Rutledge will discover the tragedy of war that splintered one marriage–and pulled together another. Love, jealousy, greed, revenge–or was it some twisted combination of all of them? Any one could lead a man or woman to murder. What had the Elcotts done to ignite their killer’s rage? With time running out, Rutledge knows all too well that such a cold-blooded murderer could be hiding somewhere in the blinding snow… preparing to strike again. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction


Author : Philip J. Johansen
ISBN : 9781481753449
Genre : Fiction
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The protagonist, Charles Clifford, is a private detective who takes on a missing person case that turns into a murder. Through a bizarre twist of circumstances, he becomes framed for the murder of the person he was hired to find. There are several sub plots surrounding the murder and Charles Clifford tracks down each lead. As the story unfolds, he eludes capture from the authorities while working to find the real killer so that he can clear his name.
Category: Fiction


Author : Chapman Pincher
ISBN : 9781845968113
Genre : Political Science
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In Treachery, noted intelligence authority Chapman Pincher makes a compelling case that Roger Hollis, head of MI5 from 1956 to 1965, was himself a double agent, acting to undermine and imperil the UK and America. Myriad intriguing case histories are portrayed, including that of Lt Igor Gouzenko, a Red Army cipher clerk whose 1945 disclosure of a mole in MI5 touched off the Cold War. With a mass of new evidence, some from Russian sources, Pincher also provides exciting new perspectives on other infamous operatives, including Kim Philby and Klaus Fuchs. Perhaps most explosively, Pincher posits that long after Hollis stepped down, a cover-up was perpetrated at the highest levels, even involving Margaret Thatcher, to conceal the truth for ever – a deception that continues today. Treachery warns us to protect our society and institutions from enemy infiltration in the future. It is a revelatory work that puts twentieth-century politics and war into stunning new relief.
Category: Political Science

Treachery Of The Demon King

Author : Stephen Goldin
ISBN : 9781452472935
Genre : Fiction
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Prince Ahmad and the storyteller/wizard Jafar al-Sharif are now racing against time to complete their appointed task of gathering the pieces of the Crystal of Oromasd and defeating the evil forces of Rimahn. But the path is perilous as they must visit an island that is not as it appears, learn the secrets of the City of Faces and walk into Mount Denavan, the home of the daevas themselves -- and if this wasn't enough, they must overcome a final betrayal from a member of their own party! This is Volume IV of the Parsina Saga, concluding a journey through a world of djinni, flying carpets and high adventure in exotic realms -- with the fate of the world at stake.
Category: Fiction

Treachery In Turtle Bay Ii

Author : G. Hugh Bodell
ISBN : 9781449963910
Genre : Fiction
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A billion dollars a month is being diverted from the Iraqi oil revenues, over $10 Billion has disappeared. The mega-scam deeply involves the United Nations, the United States President and his National Security Advisor. In the shadowed background, manipulating the participants in the rip-off, are three ruthless career crooks, super rich, vicious, ruthless and politically powerful.Anna and Hugh Masterson, the techno-sleuthing couple that 'star' in the Treachery In Turtle Bay Collection, were launched into the roles of a Robin Hood like couple in book one of the series.Hugh's black and white view of right and wrong coupled with Anna's technology expertise draw the couple further into the depths of international corruption and intrigue in this, book two of the series.The sleuthing couple have evolved from their first accidental venture of 'recovery and retribution' into a far more cynical duo who are perfecting not only the recovering of stolen loot but equally as intriguing the netting out of unique justice. The Mastersons find their resolve sorely tested as they pursue the billions and find themselves personally the target of vindictive and brutal violence but when attacked, the Mastersons show that they are personally capable of using deadly force to protect them and their team.The sleuthing is complex, the plot, as with all the author's books, a mixture of fact with the workings of imagination and the violence and murders creative and full of imagery.The book is a thinking reader's mystery delight by a former consultant to the United Nations on technology and related security issues, an attribute which evokes in the reader the question as to where fiction and fact are separated.Completed in 2008 and copyrighted January 9, 2009, the end is frightening and eerily close to actual events occurring today!
Category: Fiction

The Detective As Historian

Author : Ray Browne
ISBN : 9781443807555
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Deeper understanding of history is enhanced by encasing it in art and interest. Crime fiction is one of the widest and most rapidly growing forms of literature. Historical crime fiction serves effectively the double purpose of entertaining while it teaches. The "truth" of the narrative account, the editors of this volume believe, is dependent on the understanding of human nature reflected in the author who writes the narrative. "Historical crime fiction," the editors of this volume write, "has an obligation and a golden opportunity. It must bring the past up to the present through the device of timeless crime and it must take the reader into the world about which is being written so that the characters are alive and the events interesting and challenging." Professional writers of fiction need to be more effective than mere authors of dates and assumed motivations. Therefore they can fill in human motivations and drives where no records exist and can aid the professional historians in what historian David Thelen calls the "challenge of history " which is "to recover the past and [interpret it for] the present." The essays in this volume accept the challenge and make major accomplishments for meeting it.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Timberlake Wertenbaker
ISBN : 9780571283989
Genre : Performing Arts
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Impetuous Nero has lost all restraint: bored with being loved, he wants to be feared. Agrippina, widow of Emperor Claudius, has paved the way for her son Nero to succeed to the throne ahead of his step-brother Britannicus. But as his taste for power grows, Nero begins to slip from his mother's control. Britannicus's life is threatened and Rome moves ever closer to the edge. Jean Racine's classic play Britannicus is a chilling study of the emergence of a monster. Timberlake Wertenbaker's translation premiered at Wilton's Music Hall, London, in October 2011.
Category: Performing Arts

Agents Of Treachery

Author : Otto Penzler
ISBN : 9781848879966
Genre : Fiction
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From a secretive soldier on the eve of the Normandy landings to a golf-playing gun fanatic in a suburb of modern Britain, everybody has something to hide in this brilliant collection of original spy fiction that brings together the distinctive voices of the genre for the very first time. In Lee Child's 'Section 7', a Top Secret operational meeting is given a sly twist, while David Morrell's tale of an interrogator's techniques in a world where the tables might turn at any moment is dark, sinister and frighteningly real. In a business where one country's traitor is another country's hero, how far would you go to get to the truth? With an introduction from Otto Penzler, these thrilling tales of intrigue and deception, heroism and betrayal, courage and cowardice will push your adrenaline to dangerous new levels. With contributions from: Charles McCarry, Lee Child, James Grady, Joseph Finder, John Lawton, John Weisman, Stephen Hunter, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Andrew Klavan, Robert Wilson, Dan Fesperman, Stella Rimington, Olen Steinhauer.
Category: Fiction

A Play Of Treachery

Author : Margaret Frazer
ISBN : 1101151641
Genre : Fiction
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At the behest of his powerful patron, Joliffe journeys to France to act as a servant to the widowed duchess Jacquetta of Bedford?while actually training in spycraft. But when a member of the duchess?s household is murdered, Joliffe learns just how dangerous secrets can be...
Category: Fiction

Treachery In The Blue Mountains

Author : Edward Lagnado
ISBN : 9781780357010
Genre : Middle East
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Squadron Leader Leonard is an enthusiastic Arabic student eager to win the hearts and minds of the Arabs in the wake of the disastrous Anglo French foray on the Suez Canal during the 1956 confrontations with Egypt. The mountains of Lebanon and the indomit
Category: Middle East

Betrothed To Treachery

Author : Gill Moore
ISBN : 9781491887332
Genre : Fiction
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Why would anyone want to kidnap two respected members of the community? Paul and Walter, life-long friends brought up in East Berlin in the 1960s during the Stasi (Secret Police) regime, are devastated when their respective fathers suddenly disappear without trace. Even when the Berlin Wall comes down in 1989, the Stasi tentacles continue to stretch throughout Europe and even into England. Revenge and rivalries between officers already involved in the smuggling of millions of dollars-worth of goods out of Russia and East Germany lead to blackmail and murder. In 2009, twenty years after the collapse of Communism, the Stasi prison and record offices are opened to victims and their families. Paul and Walter visit Berlin to search for records of their fathers, and are enraged when they discover the torture suffered by them and the identity of the reporting officer. Worse, this person is blackmailed by a former Stasi officer to become betrothed to Paul's widowed cousin in Prague, whose young children are threatened with defacement and injury. How can this marriage be prevented? A plot is hatched, ending in murder.
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Treachery In Turtle Bay

Author : G. Hugh Bodell
ISBN : 9781439248201
Genre : Fiction
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An odyssey of intrigue, technology laced sleuthing and murder that uncovers corruption and greed, from the highest levels of the United Nations to the highest levels of the United States Government.
Category: Fiction

Simone Weil

Author : Thomas R. Nevin
ISBN : 9780807863596
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over fifty years after her death, Simone Weil (1909-1943) remains one of the most searching religious inquirers and political thinkers of the twentieth century. Albert Camus said she had a "madness for truth." She rejected her Jewishness and developed a strong interest in Catholicism, although she never joined the Catholic church. Both an activist and a scholar, she constantly spoke out against injustice and aligned herself with workers, with the colonial poor in France, and with the opressed everywhere. She came to believe that suffering itself could be a way to unity with God, and her death at thirty-four has been recorded as suicide by starvation. This extraordinary study is primarily a topography of Weil's mind, but Thomas Nevin is persuaded that her thought is inextricably bound to her life and dramatic times. Thus, he not only addresses her thoughts and her prejudices but examines her reasons for entertaining them and gives them a historical focus. He claims that to Weil's generation the Spanish War, the Popular Front, the ascendance of Hitlerism, and the Vichy years were not mere backdrops but definitive events. Nevin explores in detail not only matters of continuing interest, such as Weil's leftist politics and her attempt to embrace Christianity, but also hitherto unexamined aspects of her life and work which permit a deeper understanding of her: her writings on science, her work as a poet and dramatist, and her selective friendships. The thread uniting these topics is her struggle to maintain her independence as a free thinker while resisting community such as Judaism could have offered her. Her intellectual struggles eloquently reveal the desperate isolation of Jews torn between the lure of assimilation and the tormented dignity of their communal history. Nevin's massive research draws on the full range of essays, notebooks, and fragments from the Simone Weil archives in Paris, many of which have never been translated or published. Originally published in 1991. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Their Trade Is Treachery

Author : Harry Champan Pincher
ISBN : 9781849548397
Genre : Political Science
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Harry Chapman Pincher is regarded as one of the finest investigative reporters of the twentieth century. Over the course of a glittering six-decade career, he became notorious as a relentless investigator of spies and their secret trade, proving to be a constant thorn in the side of the establishment. So influential was he that Prime Minister Harold Macmillan once asked, 'Can nothing be done to suppress Mr Chapman Pincher?' It is for his sensational 1981 book, Their Trade is Treachery, that he is perhaps best known. In this extraordinary volume he dissected the Soviet Union's inflitration of the western world and helped unmask the Cambridge Five. He also outlined his suspicions that former MI5 chief Roger Hollis was in fact a super spy at the heart of a ring of double agents poisoning the secret intelligence service from within. However, the Hollis revelation was just one of the book's many astounding coups. Its impact at the time was immense and highly controversial, sending ripples through the British intelligence and political landscapes. Never before had any writer penetrated so deeply and authoritatively into this world - and few have since. Available now for the first time in thirty years, this eye-opening volume is an incomparable and definitive account of the thrilling nature of Cold War espionage and treachery. The Dialogue Espionage Classics series began in 2010 with the purpose of bringing back classic out-of-print spy stories that should never be forgotten. From the Great War to the Cold War, from the French Resistance to the Cambridge Five, from Special Operations to Bletchley Park, this fascinating spy history series includes some of the best military, espionage and adventure stories ever told.
Category: Political Science