City of Spies

Author: Nina Berry

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459293967

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2765

Pagan Jones is back! Celebrating her escape from East Germany and the success of her new film, teen starlet Pagan Jones returns to Hollywood to reclaim her place among the rich and the famous. She's thrilled to be back, but memories of her time in Berlin—and elusively handsome secret agent Devin Black—continue to haunt her daydreams. The whirlwind of parties and celebrities just isn't enough to distract Pagan from the excitement of being a spy or dampen her curiosity about her late mother's mysterious past. When Devin reappears with an opportunity for Pagan to get back into the spy game, she is eager to embrace the role once again—all she has to do is identify a potential Nazi war criminal. A man who has ties to her mother. Taking the mission means that she'll have to star in a cheesy film and dance the tango with an incredibly awful costar, but Pagan knows all the real action will happen off-set, in the streets of Buenos Aires. But as Pagan learns more about the man they're investigating, she realizes that the stakes are much higher than they could have ever imagined, and that some secrets are best left undiscovered.

City of Spies

Author: Sorayya Khan

Publisher: Little a

ISBN: 9781503941571

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2017

In this intimate coming-of-age story set in the late 1970s, a young girl struggles to make sense of the chaos around her during Pakistan’s political upheaval, where the military revolts, the embassy burns, and a terrible secret tears her world apart. Eleven-year-old Aliya Shah lives a double life in Islamabad, Pakistan—at home with her Pakistani father and Dutch mother, and at the American School, where Aliya tries to downplay that she is a “half-and-half.” But when a hit-and-run driver kills the son of the family’s servant, Sadiq, who is also Aliya’s dear friend, her world is turned upside down. After she discovers the truth behind the tragedy—a terrible secret that burdens her heart—her conflicted loyalties are tested as never before. Based on the author’s own experiences growing up in Islamabad, City of Spies offers a poignant and dramatic portrait of a tumultuous time, as seen through the eyes of a brave and compassionate young heroine struggling to find her place in the gray area between loyalty and complicity, family and country.

City of Spies

Author: Susan Kim,Laurence Klavan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596432624

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 172

View: 8582

When Evelyn, an artist, and her new friend Tony accidentally uncover a genuine mystery, it soon looks like Evelyn might end up in the kind of adventure she writes about in her comics. Original.

City of Spies

Author: Simon Levack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781416502548

Category: Aztecs

Page: 335

View: 8019

Tetzcoco, the second city of the Aztec realm, is a bustling, cosmopolitan town; a city of poets, artists and legendary kings. It's also a place torn by unrest, as rival claimants fight over the throne, and spies and assassins stalk each other through the streets. It is here that Yaotl seeks refuge from his master, the Aztec Chief Minister. Lord Feathered-in-Black has decided to rid himself of his disobedient slave, and plans to have Yaotl sacrificed in the most gruesome manner possible - provided he can catch him first. Yaotl's former lover Lily is in Tetzcoco too, on a mission of her own. A mission that goes badly wrong, with the discovery of a bloodsoaked corpse - and Lily's arrest for murder. Yaotl faces a desperate race against time to find the evidence that will prove Lily's innocence - and save her from execution. But the wily slave's search for the truth will lead him into a lethal trap, laid for him by his most pitiless and implacable enemy ...

City of Dreams

Author: R.H.E. Crawford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465326405

Category: Fiction

Page: 269

View: 7436

Judge Harold J. Hudson disappears from the streets of Vienna. His partners ask his daughter Eva to send for Hudsons mistress Jordan to help find him. Jordan and Eva decide not to trust the partners, and set out to find him themselves. Jordan is not surprised to find that the trail of Harold Hudson is full of misadventures. It leads to strange places and into strange beds. She is surprised when spies start dropping about her from fatal wounds. She is surprised that the trail leads her into the sewers of the City of Dreams before the nightmare ends. Jordan learns that playing fast and loose with the rules leads to pursuit by lecherous men she dare not avoid. She learns the City of Dreams is also the City of Spies, and she must somehow survive them all and find a List and a treasure hidden by Nazis half a century ago. Then she can earn safety for herself and her lover amidst the dead and dying -- or can she?

Strangers On A Bridge

Author: James B. Donovan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641188059

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2319

Die Hintergrundgeschichte zum großen Kinofilm „Bridge of Spies – Der Unterhändler“ Ostberlin 1962. An der Glienicker Brücke findet der Austausch zweier Topagenten statt. Verhandelt hat diese politische Sensation der New Yorker Anwalt James B. Donovan. In einem spektakulären Prozess bewahrte der Pflichtverteidiger den 1957 in den USA verhafteten sowjetischen Meisterspion Rudolf Abel vor dem Elektrischen Stuhl, da man ihn, so das Plädoyer, noch lebend brauche. Als ein U-2-Pilot über Russland abgeschossen wird, ist es so weit ...

Den of Spies

Author: Lucy la Zouche

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 132639505X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5135

This is Lucy la Zouche’s first work of faction - a mix of fact and fiction. It covers one of the most fundamental periods of change in English History.This was nothing short of dynastic change where Edward the Confessor, the last King from the House of Wessex, was succeeded initially by Harold Godwinson and then by William of Normandy both of whom had absolutely no legitimate claim to the throne of England except force of arms.The book is written in the form of a narrative by a Norman who really existed, Robert of the Dene or Robert de Dene. He is recorded as being, for a time, Pincerna or Cup Bearer to King Edward the Confessor. For most of his adult life he lived at what is now Buckhurst Park at Withyham in Sussex. He and his brother and their descendants became some of the most significant landowners in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex. Robert’s descendants, the Denne family, left their mark as there are still three geographic locations in England called Denne Hill.

Coup de Foudre

Author: Ken Kalfus

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620400863

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5846

The explosive new collection by the celebrated author of Thirst and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, Coup de Foudre is the kind of groundbreaking work of literary invention Ken Kalfus's fans have come to expect. The book is anchored by the full text of the provocatively topical title novella that appeared in Harper's, a sometimes farcical, ultimately tragic story about the president of an international lending institution accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a New York hotel. Recalling recent news events with irony and compassion, Kalfus skewers international political gridlock and the hypocrisies of acceptable sexual conduct. In "The Moment They Were Waiting For,?? a murderer on death row casts a spell granting the inhabitants of his city the foreknowledge of the dates they will die. In "v. The Large Hadron Collider,?? a judge distracted by the faint possibility of an adulterous affair must decide whether to throw out a nuisance lawsuit that raises the even fainter possibility that the entire Earth may be destroyed. "The Un-?? is a nostalgic story of a young writer's struggles as he tries to surmount the colossal, heavily guarded wall that apparently separates writers who have been published from those who have not. Varying boldly in theme, setting, and tone, the stories in Coup de Foudre share Kalfus's distinctive humor and intellect, inextricably bound with high literary ambition.

A Parliament of Spies

A Mystery

Author: Cassandra Clark

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 142994238X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8201

All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brave, incorruptible Abbess of Meaux. Abbess Hildegard may consider herself "just a nun with no useful skills or connections," yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself—not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark's A Parliament of Spies shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"

Argonauts of the Desert

Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible

Author: Philippe Wajdenbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317543904

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9550

'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used Plato's ideal state in The Laws as a primary source. As such, biblical Israel is a recreation of that twelve tribes State and the stories surrounding the birth, life and death of that State were inspired by Greek epics. Each chapter presents the biblical material and compares this to the Greek or Roman equivalents, discussing similarities and differences.

Sonny's House of Spies

Author: George Ella Lyon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689851685

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 298

View: 7109

The acclaimed author of "Borrowed Children" pens this novel about a 13-year-old Alabama boy who aims to change the tightlipped atmosphere at his house and find out the truth.

City of Sin and Splendour

Writings on Lahore

Author: Bapsi Sidhwa

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143031666

Category: Travel

Page: 373

View: 2153

'The ancient whore, the handmaiden of dimly remembered Hindu kings, the courtesan of Mughal emperors', the 'Paris of the East', Lahore is more than the grandeur of Mughal forts and gardens, mosques and mausoleums; the jewel colours of everlasting spring. It is also the city of poets, the city of love, longing, sin and splendour. This anthology brings together verse and prose: essays, stories, chronicles and profiles by people who have shared a relationship with Lahore. From the mystical poems of Madho Lal Hussain and Bulleh Shah to Iqbal's ode and Faiz's lament, from Maclagan and Aijazuddin's historical treatises and Kipling's 'chronicles' to Samina Quraeshi's intricate portraits of the Old City and Irfan Husain's delightful account of Lahori cuisine, City of Sin and Splendour is a marriage of the sacred and profane. While Pran Nevile paints a vivid sketch of Lahore's Hira Mandi, Shahnaz Kureshy brings alive the legend of Anarkali and Khalid Hasan pays a tribute to the late 'melody queen' Nur Jehan. Mohsin Hamid's essay on exile, Bina Shah's account of the Karachi vs Lahore debate and Emma Duncan's piece on elections are essential to the understanding of modern-day Lahore. But the city is also about Lahore remembered. Ved Mehta and Krishen Khanna write about 'going back' as Khushwant Singh writes about his pre-Partition years in Lahore. Sara Suleri's memories of her hometown, the landscapes of Bapsi Sidhwa's fiction, Khaled Ahmed's homage to Intezar Hussain and Urvashi Butalia's Ranamama are tributes to memory as much as they are tributes to remarkable lives and unforgettable places. Including fiction old and new—from Manto and Chughtai to Ashfaq Ahmed and Zulfikar Ghose; Saad Ashraf and Sorayya Khan to Mohsin Hamid and Rukhsana Ahmad,City of Sin and Splendour is a sumptuous collection that reflects the city it celebrates.

Avenue of Spies

A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Author: Alex Kershaw

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0804140049

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4826

The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. From his office at the American Hospital, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11—but the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates the City of Light during its darkest days. The untold story of the Jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitler.

Mitternacht im Pera Palace

Die Geburt des modernen Istanbul

Author: Charles King

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843711224

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 8647

WORUM GEHT ES? »Mitternacht im Pera Palace« erzählt die faszinierende Geschichte des Aufbruchs Istanbuls in die Moderne zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Schauplatz der rasanten Entwicklung ist das elegante Hotel Pera Palace, dessen Gäste Geschichte schrieben: Von Agatha Christie über Atatürk und Trotzki bis zu Geheimagenten aller Länder checkte ein, wer den Lauf der Welt veränderte. Ein wunderbar stimmungsvolles Porträt Istanbuls von den »Swinging Twenties« bis zum Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. WAS IST BESONDERS? Istanbuls Aufbruch in die Moderne, mitreißend erzählt vor dem Panorama europäischer Geschichte, am Beispiel eines Grand Hotels und seiner illustren Gäste. WER LIEST? • Alle Istanbul-Fans und die, die es noch werden wollen • Leser von Geert Mak, David Abulafia und Karl Schlögel • Jeder, der kulturhistorisch interessiert ist

Spies of the Civil War

Author: Jennifer Warner,Howard Brinkley,HistoryCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621074099

Category: Reference

Page: 70

View: 3119

Spires! Treason! Conspiracy! The American Civil War? Civil War spying had all the ingredients of a modern spy movie--just replaces gadgets with Saber's and Colt's. This book looks at the incredible history of espionage in the Civil War. With a gripping narrative this book will read more like a John le Carré spy novel than a history book. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

Ein Kleid aus Staub

Author: Sarah Zettel

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641128293

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7777

Ein Familiengeheimnis, das alles verändert! Kansas 1935: Inmitten des schlimmsten Staubsturms aller Zeiten verschwindet die Mutter der 13-jährigen Callie spurlos. Plötzlich taucht wie aus dem Nichts ein Fremder auf – und schickt Callie auf eine mysteriöse Reise, um das Geheimnis ihrer Herkunft zu lüften. Wer ist ihr Vater? Warum wartet ihre Mutter schon seit Callies Geburt auf seine Rückkehr? Und: Wo ist ihre Mom? Gemeinsam mit dem Jungen Jack macht Callie sich auf den Weg. Der Beginn eines fantastischen Abenteuers – denn Callie entdeckt nicht nur die Wahrheit über ihre Familie, sondern auch ihre Gefühle für Jack ... Eine starke Heldin, eine zarte Romanze und eine außergewöhnliche Reise Fesselnde Mischung aus Abenteuer, History und Romantik

City of a Thousand Spies

The Virtuosic Spy Series -

Author: Kathryn Guare

Publisher: Kiltumper Close Press

ISBN: 9780991189342

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 8498

The adrenaline rush of performance. In music, it made him a virtuoso. As a spy, it makes him deadly. Conor McBride has accepted bargains he may live to regret - assuming he lives through them at all. He's taken an undercover assignment in exchange for the chance to resume his career as a solo violinist. He's also agreed to a proposal from the woman he loves, but it isn't the type he had in mind. When their simple mission turns complicated, Conor and Kate discover everyone is hiding something - secrets as twisted as the fabled lanes of an old world city. Unraveling them will be anything but simple, or safe.