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The Distance: A Thriller
Helen Giltrow

Doubleday, 2014

A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a London society woman trying to put her secret criminal past behind her, and the hit man who comes to her with an impossible job she can't refuse. Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London's Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla's business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She's the ...
  
  











  



  
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)
Robin Hobb

Spectra, 1996

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill—and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.   As barbarous raiders ravage the ...
  
  











  



  
Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices
Mosab Hassan Yousef

Tyndale Momentum, 2011

Son of Hamas is now available in softcover with an all-new chapter about events since the book’s release such as the revelation of Mosab’s Israeli intelligence handler’s true identity, and Homeland Security’s effort to deport the author. Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, ...
  
  











  



  
The Phantom of the Opera (Bantam Classics)
Gaston Leroux

Bantam Classics, 1990

Gaston Leroux is one of the originators of the detective story, and The Phantom of the Opera is his tour de force, as well as being the basis for the hit Broadway musical. A superb suspense story and a dark tale of obsession, The Phantom of the Opera has thrilled and entertained audiences in adaptations throughout the century. This new translation—the first completely modern and Americanized translation—unfurls the full impact of this ...
  
  











  



  
La Sombra del Viento (Spanish Edition)
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Vintage Espanol, 2009

Un amanecer de 1945, un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el corazón de la ciudad vieja: el Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. Allí encuentra La Sombra del Viento , un libro maldito que cambiará el rumbo de su vida y le arrastrará a un laberinto de intrigas y secretos enterrados en el alma oscura de la ciudad. Ambientada en la enigmática Barcelona de principios del siglo XX, este misterio literario ...
  
  











  



  
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
Peter M. Senge

Doubleday, 2006

Completely Updated and Revised This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline , is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth ...
  
  











  



  
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Gotham, 2014

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities   Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during ...
  
  











  



  
The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles, 1)
Dorothy Dunnett

Vintage Books, 1997

For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions. The first book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles , Game of Kings takes place in 1547. Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason: Francis Crawford of Lymond.
  
  











  



  
Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
Oren Klaff

McGraw-Hill, 2011

About the Book: When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million--and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation. Whether you're selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will ...
  
  











  



  
Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3)
Robin Hobb

Bantam Books, 1998

King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz—or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest—perhaps to death. Only Verity’s return—or the heir his princess carries—can ...
  
  











  



  
The Camel Club (Camel Club Series)
David Baldacci

Vision, 2006

Welcome to THE CAMEL CLUB.Existing at the fringes of Washington, D.C., the Club consists of four eccentric members. Led by a mysterious man known as "Oliver Stone," they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the "truth" behind the country's actions.Their efforts bear little fruit-until the group witnesses a shocking murder...and become embroiled in an astounding, far-reaching conspiracy. Now ...
  
  











  



  
The Collectors (Camel Club Series)
David Baldacci

Grand Central Publishing, 2007

Oliver Stone and his Camel Club are in a race to stop a man who is determined to auction off America to the highest bidder: Roger Seagraves is selling America to her enemies, one devastating secret at a time. On a local level, Annabelle Conroy, the most gifted con artist of her generation, is becoming a bit of a Robin Hood as she plots a monumental scam against one of the most ruthless businessmen on earth. As the killings on both fronts ...
  
  











  



  
The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1
Robert Ludlum

Bantam, 2010

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. Even his name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survival through a bizarre world of murderous conspirators—led by Carlos, the world’s most dangerous assassin. Who is Jason Bourne? The answer may kill ...
  
  











  



  
The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)
Maurice Druon

Harper, 2013

‘This is the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. “Accursed! Accursed! You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation!” The Iron King – Philip the Fair – is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons ...
  
  











  



  
Juego de Tronos (Spanish Edition)
George R.R. Martin

Vintage Espanol, 2012

Con Juego de Tronos George R. R. Martin ha creado una obra maestra, ofreciendo todos los mejores aspectos del género. Misterio, intriga, romance y aventura llenan las páginas de este primer volumen de la monumental saga Canción de hielo y fuego , transportando al lector a un mundo como ningún otro. En el legendario mundo de los Siete Reinos, donde el verano puede durar décadas y el invierno toda una vida, y donde rastros de una magia ...
  
  











  



  
The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory

Touchstone, 2003

The #1 New York Times bestseller from “the queen of royal fiction” ( USA TODAY ) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family. When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden ...
  
  











  



  
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Puffin Story Books)
Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Puffin, 1985

Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom. In order to gain it, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies - each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt.
  
  











  



  
The Recruit (CHERUB)
Robert Muchamore

Simon Pulse, 2010

CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented--and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them. James is the latest ...
  
  











  



  
Found (The Missing, Book 1)
Margaret Peterson Haddix

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009

One night a plane appeared out of nowhere, the only passengers aboard: thirty-six babies. As soon as they were taken off the plane, it vanished. Now, thirteen years later, two of those children are receiving sinister messages, and they begin to investigate their past. Their quest to discover where they really came from leads them to a conspiracy that reaches from the far past to the distant future—and will take them hurtling through time. In ...
  
  











  



  
Choque de Reyes (Spanish Edition)
George R.R. Martin

Vintage Espanol, 2012

Cuando los reyes están en guerra, toda la tierra tiembla…   “Ahora hay más reyes en el reino que ratas en un castillo”, afirma uno de los personajes de Choque de reyes . Después de la sospechosa muerte de Robert Baratheon, el monarca de los Siete Reinos, su hijo Joffrey ha sido impuesto por la fuerza, aunque “quienes realmente gobiernan son su madre, un eunuco y un enano”, como dice la voz del pueblo. Cuatro nobles se proclaman, ...
  
  











  








   



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