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The Quantum Spy: A Thriller

By David Ignatius
  • ISBN Code: : 039325416X
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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“The Quantum Spy takes us to a whole new level of intrigue and espionage. It’s also unbelievably timely. In short: David Ignatius knows his stuff.” —Wolf Blitzer A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb; whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption and break any code in existence. The question is: who will build one first, the U.S. or China? In this gripping thriller, U.S. quantum research labs are compromised by a suspected Chinese informant, inciting a mole hunt of history-altering proportions. CIA officer Harris Chang leads the charge, pursuing his target from Singapore to Mexico and beyond. Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? The answer forces Chang to question everything he thought he knew about loyalty, morality, and the primacy of truth.

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  • Category : Fiction
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Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski! Tom Clancy delivers a #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Ryan novel that will remind readers why he is the acknowledged master of international intrigue and nonstop military action. It is The Campus. Secretly created under the administration of President Jack Ryan, its sole purpose is to eliminate terrorists and those who protect them. Officially, it has no connection to the American government—a necessity in a time when those in power consider themselves above such arcane ideals as loyalty, justice, and right or wrong. Now covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. and his compatriots at The Campus—joined by black ops warriors John Clark and “Ding” Chavez—have come up against their greatest foe: a sadistic killer known as the Emir. Mastermind of countless horrific attacks, the Emir has eluded capture by every law enforcement agency in the world. But his greatest devastation is yet to be unleashed as he plans a monumental strike at the heart of America. On the trail of the Emir, Jack Ryan Jr. will find himself following in his legendary father’s footsteps on a manhunt that will take him and his allies across the globe, into the shadowy arenas of political gamesmanship, and back onto U.S. soil in a race to prevent the possible fall of the West....

Satantango

By László Krasznahorkai
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  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 0811219569
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 280
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From the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize At long last, twenty-five years after the Hungarian genius László Krasznahorkai burst onto the scene with his first novel, Satantango dances into English in a beautiful translation by George Szirtes. Already famous as the inspiration for the filmmaker Béla Tarr’s six-hour masterpiece, Satantango is proof, as the spellbinding, bleak, and hauntingly beautiful book has it, that “the devil has all the good times.” The story of Satantango, spread over a couple of days of endless rain, focuses on the dozen remaining inhabitants of an unnamed isolated hamlet: failures stuck in the middle of nowhere. Schemes, crimes, infidelities, hopes of escape, and above all trust and its constant betrayal are Krasznahorkai’s meat. “At the center of Satantango,” George Szirtes has said, “is the eponymous drunken dance, referred to here sometimes as a tango and sometimes as a csardas. It takes place at the local inn where everyone is drunk. . . . Their world is rough and ready, lost somewhere between the comic and tragic, in one small insignificant corner of the cosmos. Theirs is the dance of death.” “You know,” Mrs. Schmidt, a pivotal character, tipsily confides, “dance is my one weakness.”

Kneeknock Rise

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 9781429955126
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 482
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From the moment young Egan arrives in Instep for the annual fair, he is entranced by the fable surrounding the misty peak of Kneeknock Rise: On stormy nights when the rain drives harsh and cold, an undiscovered creature raises its voice and moans. Nobody knows what it is—nobody has ever dared to try to find out and come back again. Before long, Egan is climbing the Rise to find an answer to the mystery. Kneeknock Rise is a 1971 Newbery Honor Book.

Successor's Promise

By Trudi Canavan
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316324965
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 500
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The third book in the Millennium's Rule fantasy series by international bestseller Trudi Canavan. Five years have passed since the Rebels confronted the Raen. Five years, in which the boy Rielle rescued, Qall, has safely grown up among the Travellers. Five years, in which Tyen has made a new home for himself, hidden from those who call him a traitor and the Spy. Five years of chaos in the world, barely contained by Baluka and the Restorers. Worlds are at war, some overrun by machines, some drained of magic as sorcerers seek immortality. As war threatens Rielle and Tyen's hard-won peace, and Qall comes of age, loyalties will be decided and tested. The promises they have made could change everything. Qall's very existence depends on them. Because Dahli has the means to restore the Raen to power, and he will stop at nothing to succeed. Millennium's Rule series: Thief's MagicAngel of StormsSuccessor's Promise Maker's Curse More books by Trudi Canavan: The Magician's Apprentice Traitor Spy trilogy: The Ambassador's Mission The Rogue The Traitor Queen

Margaret Ogilvy

By J. M. Barrie
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776537955
  • Total of Pages : 95
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 757
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In Margaret Ogilvy, author J. M. Barrie (today best remembered for his enduring children's classic Peter Pan) presents a loving, detailed portrait of his mother. As a child, Margaret had been forced to become the "woman of the house" when she was only eight years old, filling in as the household manager after her own mother's death. Her difficult early life seems to have inspired Barrie's works about children who seek desperately to cling to the carefree days of youth.

Charlie Thorne and the Lost City

By Stuart Gibbs
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534443835
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 376
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In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation—which #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein called “a real page-burner”—Charlie searches for Charles Darwin’s hidden treasure in South America. Charlie Thorne is a genius. Charlie Thorne is a fugitive. Charlie Thorne isn’t even thirteen. After saving the world, Charlie is ready to take it easy in the Galapagos Islands. That is, until she’s approached by the mysterious Esmeralda Castle, who has a code she knows only Charlie can decipher. In 1835, Charles Darwin diverted his ship’s journey so he could spend ten months in South America on a secret solo expedition. When he returned, he carried a treasure that inspired both awe and terror in his crew. Afterward, it vanished, never to be seen again… But Darwin left a trail of clues behind for those brave and clever enough to search for it. Enter Charlie Thorne. In a daring adventure that takes her across South America, Charlie must crack Darwin’s 200-year-old clues to track down his mysterious discovery—and stay ahead of the formidable lineup of enemies who are hot on her tail. When an ancient hidden treasure is at stake, people will do anything to find it first. Charlie may be a genius, but is she smart enough to know who she can trust?

The Catcher Was a Spy

By Nicholas Dawidoff
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307807096
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 619
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Now a major motion picture starring Paul Rudd “A delightful book that recounts one of the strangest episodes in the history of espionage. . . . . Relentlessly entertaining.”—The New York Times Book Review Moe Berg is the only major-league baseball player whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA. For Berg was much more than a third-string catcher who played on several major league teams between 1923 and 1939. Educated at Princeton and the Sorbonne, he as reputed to speak a dozen languages (although it was also said he couldn't hit in any of them) and went on to become an OSS spy in Europe during World War II. As Nicholas Dawidoff follows Berg from his claustrophobic childhood through his glamorous (though equivocal) careers in sports and espionage and into the long, nomadic years during which he lived on the hospitality of such scattered acquaintances as Joe DiMaggio and Albert Einstein, he succeeds not only in establishing where Berg went, but who he was beneath his layers of carefully constructed cover. As engrossing as a novel by John le Carré, The Catcher Was a Spy is a triumphant work of historical and psychological detection.

In the Black

By Patrick S. Tomlinson
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1250302765
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 234
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It's Hunt for the Red October in Space, with this brand new military science fiction novel from Patrick S. Tomlinson, In the Black In a demilitarized zone on the border of human space, long range spy satellites are mysteriously going quiet, and no one knows why. Captain Susan Kamala and her crew are dispatched to figure out what's going on and solve the problem. That problem, however, is a mysterious, bleeding edge alien ship that no human vessel could hope to match in open conflict. But, it's not spoiling for a fight. Now, the Captain and her Crew must figure out how to navigate a complicated game of diplomacy, balancing the needs of their corporate overlords, and the honest desire for a lasting peace between the two races, all without letting a long standing cold war turn hot. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Epigenetics of Aging

By Trygve O. Tollefsbol
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1441906398
  • Total of Pages : 469
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 845
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Recent studies have indicated that epigenetic processes may play a major role in both cellular and organismal aging. These epigenetic processes include not only DNA methylation and histone modifications, but also extend to many other epigenetic mediators such as the polycomb group proteins, chromosomal position effects, and noncoding RNA. The topics of this book range from fundamental changes in DNA methylation in aging to the most recent research on intervention into epigenetic modifications to modulate the aging process. The major topics of epigenetics and aging covered in this book are: 1) DNA methylation and histone modifications in aging; 2) Other epigenetic processes and aging; 3) Impact of epigenetics on aging; 4) Epigenetics of age-related diseases; 5) Epigenetic interventions and aging: and 6) Future directions in epigenetic aging research. The most studied of epigenetic processes, DNA methylation, has been associated with cellular aging and aging of organisms for many years. It is now apparent that both global and gene-specific alterations occur not only in DNA methylation during aging, but also in several histone alterations. Many epigenetic alterations can have an impact on aging processes such as stem cell aging, control of telomerase, modifications of telomeres, and epigenetic drift can impact the aging process as evident in the recent studies of aging monozygotic twins. Numerous age-related diseases are affected by epigenetic mechanisms. For example, recent studies have shown that DNA methylation is altered in Alzheimer’s disease and autoimmunity. Other prevalent diseases that have been associated with age-related epigenetic changes include cancer and diabetes. Paternal age and epigenetic changes appear to have an effect on schizophrenia and epigenetic silencing has been associated with several of the progeroid syndromes of premature aging. Moreover, the impact of dietary or drug intervention into epigenetic processes as they affect normal aging or age-related diseases is becoming increasingly feasible.

The Man Who Would Not Die

By Paul Andrews
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  • Publisher : Smashwords
  • Book Code : 1310547653
  • Total of Pages : 454
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 292
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A Historical Mystery Thriller of a real life Monte Cristo! A Riveting Blend of Ken Follett & Alexandre Dumas Who is the Count of Saint-Germain? A mysterious, ageless adventurer who dabbles in alchemy, composes operas, and spies for kings. Throughout the 18th century, he always appears EXACTLY the same, a handsome & wealthy gentleman around 30 years of age. The Count is forever entwined in pivotal events -- from the doomed Scottish Rebellion to the bloody French Revolution, but always from the shadows ... He was Francis Rakoczi, last son of an exiled Hungarian prince. Falsely accused by the Italian Inquisition, he must surrender all; including his very identity, and Luciana, his only love. He searches the globe, from the Persia to the Himalayas, desperately seeking answers to a cryptic destiny. But those who betrayed him will not get off scot free. For time is now on his side, and the clock is ticking for his enemies! A Grand Adventure, written on the canvas of the globe with an hourglass lasting centuries. Rich in historic detail, The Man Who Would Not Die follows one of the most intriguing enigmas in history, the never-aging le Comte de Saint-Germain. From his early years as an exiled prince to his Marco Polo-like quest for answers. The past comes wonderfully alive through the eyes of one of histories greatest mysteries. What was his secret? Was he truly immortal?