Hay Que Matar A Lewis Winter

Author: Malcolm Mackay
Publisher: Siruela
ISBN: 841663856X
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Matar a un hombre es fácil. Matar bien a un hombre es difícil. La gente que lo hace bien lo sabe. La gente que lo hace mal lo aprende a golpes. Aprenderlo así tiene sus consecuencias... Un hombre de veintinueve años recibe una llamada telefónica. El motivo es una oferta de trabajo, uno más. El objetivo: Lewis Winter. Hay que matar a Lewis Winter, el original debut del escocés Malcolm Mackay, dibuja con gran maestría y verosimilitud el sombrío panorama del mundo de la delincuencia en Glasgow. Con un estilo descarnado y directo en el que destaca la alternancia de puntos de vista, Mackay nos ofrece una novela apasionante y sobrecogedora sobre ese entramado de oscuras relaciones y ética nada convencional. «Mackay se estrena con este extraordinario libro que inicia la trilogía sobre el sicario de Glasgow Calum MacLean. La novela negra escocesa tiene una nueva estrella». Daily Mail «Original. Una narrativa descarnada: una prosa clínica y desprovista de adornos, una moralización mínima, un relato lineal sin elementos de misterio y sin que se oculte nada al lector». Daily Telegraph «Mackay escribe con un estilo de tipo duro, reminiscente de los momentos más crudos de Raymond Chandler y Dashiell Hammett». Scotsman

The Necessary Death Of Lewis Winter

Author: Malcolm Mackay
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316337285
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IT'S EASY TO KILL A MAN. IT'S HARD TO KILL A MAN WELL. A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more? A meeting at a club. An offer. A target: Lewis Winter, a necessary sacrifice that will be only the first step in an all-out war between crime syndicates the likes of which hasn't been seen for decades. It's easy to kill a man. It's hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences.

Kolymsky Heights

Author: Lionel Davidson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571324452
Size: 42.53 MB
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'The best thriller I've ever read.' Philip Pullman Kolymsky Heights. A Siberian permafrost hell lost in endless night, the perfect setting for an underground Russian research station. It's a place so secret it doesn't officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist is desperate to get a message to the outside world. So desperate, he sends a plea across the wildness to the West in order to summon the one man alive capable of achieving the impossible... 'Excellent... Kolymsky Heights is up there with The Silence of the Lambs, Casino Royale and Smiley's People.' Toby Young, Spectator 'A breathless story of fear and courage.' Daily Telegraph


Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452127
Size: 57.44 MB
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In Laidlaw, the first book of the series, we are introduced to Jack Laidlaw, a hard-drinking philosopher-detective whose tough exterior only partly hides a rich humanity and keen intelligence. Laidlaw’s investigation into the murder of a young woman brings him into conflict with Glasgow’s hard men, gangland villains, and the moneyed thugs who control the city. Books 2 & 3 in the Laidlaw trilogy coming fall 2014.

The Jerusalem Diamond

Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263799
Size: 21.44 MB
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A man travels to Israel to uncover a diamond’s remarkable past in this vivid historical saga from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Physician. A diamond cutter and seller from a long, respected line of precious-gem dealers, New Yorker Harry Hopeman is intrigued by the story of the so-called “Jerusalem Diamond,” a magnificent yellow jewel rumored to date back to the biblical time of King Solomon. So when he’s asked to broker a deal that will return the legendary gemstone to Israel, he eagerly accepts. Arriving in the volatile Middle East, Hopeman soon discovers that his assignment will be anything but easy. Representatives of the Holy Land’s three major religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—are all laying claim to the priceless jewel that once adorned the miter of Pope Gregory, and they will do anything to possess it. Partnering with Israeli government agent Tamar Strauss—a beautiful and courageous Yemenite war widow who inspires the visiting American’s passion as well as his respect—Hopeman is soon entangled in a web of mystery and intrigue that crosses continents and stretches back thousands of years. As the duo follows the twisting travels of the gem and the bloody conflicts it has ignited throughout its extraordinary past—a history that intertwines with Hopeman’s own family saga—the story of a breathtaking land and its people unfolds in all its drama and glory. International-bestselling author Noah Gordon—whose acclaimed historical novel The Physician was the inspiration for the major motion picture of the same name starring Ben Kingsley— “has packed a suspense tale with religious, historical and archeological underpinnings, along with fascinating insights into an industry whose conduct is generally shrouded from outside scrutiny” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Freddy The Politician

Author: Walter R. Brooks
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497692148
Size: 70.76 MB
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Freddy, the good-natured pig, promotes a campaign to get Mrs. Wiggins, the cow, elected president of the First Animal Republic. As an officer in the First Animal Bank he has more than a modicum of influence—if he can just figure out how to use it.

Spontaneous Evolution

Author: Bruce H. Lipton
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458755622
Size: 27.70 MB
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We've all heard stories of people who've experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from illness, but can the same thing happen for our world? According to pioneering biologist Bruce H. Lipton, it's not only possible, it's already occurring. In Spontaneous Evolution, this world-renowned expert in the emerging science of epigenetics reveals how our changing understanding of biology will help us navigate this turbulent period in our planet's history and how each of us can participate in this global shift. In collaboration with political philosopher Steve Bhaerman, Dr. Lipton invites readers to reconsider: the ''unquestionable'' pillars of biology, including random evolution, survival of the fittest, and the role of DNA; the relationship between mind and matter; how our beliefs about nature and human nature shape our politics, culture, and individual lives; and how each of us can become planetary ''stem cells'' supporting the health and growth of our world. By questioning the old beliefs that got us to where we are today and keep us stuck in the status quo, we can trigger the spontaneous evolution of our species that will usher in a brighter future.

Heritage And Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Manuel May Castillo
Publisher: Archaeological Studies Leiden
ISBN: 9789087282998
Size: 23.31 MB
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The heritage of Indigenous Peoples has long been researched and commented upon from the outside. This book adopts an innovative approach by engaging with the heritage of Indigenous Peoples from the 'inside'.0On 13th September 2007, member states of the United Nations adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a momentous occasion marking wide political recognition of Indigenous Peoples' rights. Ten years on, this book explores the areas -both substantive and geographic- dealing with the heritage and rights of Indigenous Peoples globally. Written jointly by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars, the chapters offer an insight into the issues faced by Indigenous Peoples under the umbrella themes of land, spirituality and self-determination. The case studies - which span four continents - not only highlight the various resilient and imaginative ways in which Indigenous Peoples are managing to sustain, develop and transform their heritage, but also offer an insight into the areas where the implementation of UNDRIP is most needed.0On the 10th anniversary of UNDRIP, this book therefore serves as a clarion call to states, transnational enterprises and policymakers to act in accordance with the tenets of the UN Declaration and take indigenous perspectives, ontologies and worldviews seriously.

Coal Run

Author: Tawni O'Dell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101190558
Size: 50.87 MB
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With her eagerly awaited second novel, Tawni O'Dell takes readers back to the coal-mining country of western Pennsylvania. Set in a town ravaged and haunted by a mine explosion that took the lives of 96 men, Coal Run explores the life of local deputy and erstwhile football legend, "The Great Ivan Z.," as he prepares for a former teammate's imminent release from prison. As the week unfolds and Ivan struggles to confront his demons, he reveals himself to be a man whose conscience is burdened by a long-held and shocking secret.