Eventually he arrives in San Servolo, the Island of the Mad, within the Venetian Lagoon, just a couple of mins’ boat-ride from Venice. on the island’s outdated, deserted medical institution which has been became a convention heart, he discovers a large number of papers in a drawer, and between them the correspondence and notes of 2 of the island’s former inhabitants—a girl with a unprecedented genetic disease which reasons the bothered to steadily turn into not able to sleep till, more and more hallucinatory and feverish, they basically die of sleeplessness; and her good friend, a guy who studies epileptic seizures. because the sleepless woman’s eyesight fails, she desires just one thing—that her buddy learn to her from Dostoevsky’s nice novel, The Idiot, a publication she loves yet can now not learn herself. As Ambrose follows their unusual story, every thing he has ever recognized or inspiration is termed into question.
By Fredric Brown
Quiet reclusive printer Darius Conn is the final individual someone may suspect of being a assassin. he's light mannered, inner most, and first rate. yet issues will not be constantly what they appear. Conn has a few murderous secrets and techniques. For something he has gotten away with the homicide of his spouse, and lifestyles appears to be like strong from this aspect on. The previously sincere businessman has grew to become to counterfeiting, yet a number of errors on his half bring about the need for an additional homicide, then another...
By Robert K. Tanenbaum
Now with a strong ny legislation company, Butch Karp unearths himself combating his former business enterprise, urban corridor, within the identify of the city's leader health worker. in the meantime, his spouse Marlene has opened a personal detective corporation focusing on safeguard from family violence. yet even if their careers appear miles aside, a sequence of stunning crimes will merge their events into one sprawling case of sinister corruption and cold-blooded murder!.
By Rick Mofina
A motor vehicle crashes in Wyoming: a tender mom is thrown away from the devastating motor vehicle crash. Dazed, she sees a determine pull her toddler son from the flames. Or does she? The police think it is a case of trauma enjoying merciless methods at the brain, till the evening the grief-stricken girl hears a voice during the telephone: "Your child is alive."
A bomb explodes in a Rio de Janeiro café: The heinous act kills ten humans, together with newshounds with the area Press Alliance information employer. Jack Gannon's first foreign task is to determine even if his colleagues have been blameless sufferers or goals who received too with regards to an immense story.
A Caribbean cruise results in horror: medical professionals are desirous to establish the mysterious reason for a cruise send passenger's agonizing dying. They flip to the world's best scientists, who worry that somebody has resurrected their long-buried mystery study. examine that's now getting used as a perilous weapon.
With thousands of lives at stake, specialists paintings frantically opposed to time. And as an anguished mom searches for her baby and Jack Gannon pursues the reality, an unstoppable strength hurls all of them into the panic zone.
By Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice
Peace is an phantasm . . .The Apocalypse is days away.
The world’s consciousness is targeted at the ancient plans of the U.S. and Iranian presidents to put down their swords. yet at the African continent, one guy holds the ability to obliterate the peace through unleashing terror and international chaos—and not anyone sees it coming.
Hiding in the back of the bloody insanity of tribal struggle within the Horn of Africa, Iranian functionary-turned-fanatic Bani Aberhadji has completed the impossible—single-handedly making a large, invisible community devoted to the development, supply, and detonation of a nuclear nightmare. purely accidentally are American brokers now studying of its life, and it can already be too late.
Born from the ashes of Dreamland, the covert strike strength Whiplash is armed and able to spring into action—led via Dreamland veterans Danny Freah and previous acepilot, now Washington insider, Breanna Stockard. yet Aberhadji’s internet of loss of life is broad and good hid . . . and the doomsday clock is ticking.
By Brian Freemantle
Demoted to a low-grade clerk for his abrasive character, Charlie Muffin stumbles onto a British traitor entangled in a high-stakes KGB intelligence-gathering project.
By Will Schneider
Lucifer’s video game is a travel de strength first novel that would seize the hearts of fans of Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and different well known voices within the starting to be mainstream fields of non secular enlightenment and Shadow paintings. Provocative, witty, funny and engaging, it reads like a move among a metaphysical parable, a touching romance, and a self-help bestseller. imagine The Celestine Prophecy sits down at My Dinner with Andre and converses with Debbie Ford’s The darkish aspect of the sunshine Chasers.
With dazzlingly literary finesse, Will Schneider takes readers on an fascinating trip into the unknowable depths of human nature and the common quest to appreciate the large QUESTIONS: is that this point of our cognizance all there's? will we discover ways to step outdoors the semblance of our fact and locate wholeness? will we go beyond our “dark” part to discover the light?
The tale unfolds on one of many unique tropical islands of Hawaii, the place the Jackson Trent has come to heal his middle after wasting a family member. because the author of a favored weblog on self-improvement, he believes he is familiar with human nature, together with his personal failings. His respite journey is interrupted through the looks of a mysterious stranger who walks with a ‘shuffle, shuffle, dip of the neck.’ It’s Lucifer, Prince of Darkness himself, who makes a private visual appeal in the world at times to replace himself on humanity―and at the present time he’s selected Jackson.
Though cautious, Jackson’s interest pushes him to comply with spend the day with Lucifer, debating and changing perspectives approximately human nature and the potential for enlightenment. Lucifer demanding situations Jackson to appreciate that people reside unconsciously and are stuck in his internet, “playing his game,” as he's the Keeper of the Shadowlings, all of the detrimental forces like hatred, envy, and greed that we deny in ourselves and push into the basement of our minds. Jackson defends humanity, yet Lucifer indicates him the depths of human failings, even tricking Jackson into giving into a few of his own.
Sucked into Lucifer’s online game, Jackson will get performed till he acknowledges the manipulation. The stakes develop serious―and it’s both Lucifer or Jackson who needs to win the Faustian guess. choked with plot twists, the finishing bends the brain. Lucifer’s online game deals enlightenment seekers at each point a brand new point of view of awareness to appreciate ourselves extra deeply and succeed in for larger degrees of wholeness.
By James Grippando
A first-year resident at an important Boston kid's clinic, Peyton Shields eventually has the occupation she's regularly dreamed of, although her marriage to Kevin, an up-and-coming younger legal professional, is struggling with her labor and impossibly lengthy hours. yet a late-night force domestic in a heavy storm from snow adjustments every little thing while she is pressured off the line and she or he loses whatever necessary and irreplaceable.
No one, no longer even Kevin, believes Peyton's claims that the "accident" used to be planned. by surprise her very good lifestyles has grew to become darkish and unsure, and the phobia has basically simply started. Her husband is starting to be inexplicably far-off and sour, accusing her of paranoia, betrayal, and infidelity. And a sequence of surprising and scary occasions is relocating Peyton gradually in the direction of a faceless, imaginative enemy who's gazing her each move.
By Sebastian Faulks
In the blustery ultimate days of 2007, seven characters will succeed in an unforeseen turning aspect: a hedge fund supervisor pulling off a alternate, a qualified soccer participant lately arrived from Poland, a tender attorney with an excessive amount of time on his fingers, a scholar led off target by way of Islamist thought, a hack e-book reviewer, a schoolboy addicted to pot and fact television, and a Tube teach driving force whose Circle Line teach joins those lives in a regular loop. and because the novel strikes to its gripping climax, they're pressured, one after the other, to confront the hot global they inhabit.
Panoramic and masterful, A Week in December melds ethical heft and piercing wit, retaining a reflect as much as the advanced styles and crossings of recent city life.
By Stefan Zweig
Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: "I had by no means heard of Zweig...when I simply roughly by accident acquired a duplicate of Beware of Pity. I enjoyed this first book. I additionally learn the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has parts that have been type of stolen from either those books. characters in our tale are vaguely intended to signify Zweig himself — our “Author” personality, performed through Tom Wilkinson, and the theoretically fictionalised model of himself, performed via Jude legislation. yet, actually, M. Gustave, the most personality who's performed by means of Ralph Fiennes, is modelled considerably on Zweig as well."
"Stefan Zweig used to be a depressing and unorthodox artist; it is advisable have him back."--Salman Rushdie
The nice Austrian author Stefan Zweig used to be a grasp anatomist of the deceitful middle, and watch out for Pity, the one novel he released in the course of his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness inside even the best of feelings.
Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed on the fringe of the empire, is invited to a celebration on the domestic of a wealthy neighborhood landowner, an international clear of the dreary regimen of the barracks. the environment are glamorous, wine flows freely, and the exhilarated younger Hofmiller asks his host's beautiful daughter for a dance, simply to find that ailment has left her painfully crippled. it's a minor blunder that would break his lifestyles, as pity and guilt progressively implicate him in a well-meaning yet tragically wrongheaded plot to revive the sad invalid to health.