For 30 years, Robert Ludlum's novels have set the standard for the finest in international intrigue and suspense. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in almost every country in the world, Robert Ludlum's books have been enjoyed by hundreds of millions of readers, and are widely acknowledged as classics in the field. Now, after the bestselling Covert-One novels The Hades Factor and The Cassandra Compact comes the third thrilling novel in the series - The Paris Option. A fiery explosion in the dark of night shatters one of the laboratory buildings in Paris's esteemed Pasteur Institute. Among the dead is Emile Chambord, one of the leaders in the global race to create a molecular - or DNA - computer. Unfortunately, Professor Chambord kept the details of his work secret, and his notes were apparently destroyed in either the bomb blast or the raging fire that followed. The scientific community does not expect a workable DNA computer to be developed for years. But suddenly U.S. fighter jets disappear from radar screens for a full five minutes, and there's no explanation. Utilities across the Western states cease functioning, and all telecommunications abruptly stop, with devastating consequences. This is not the work of a clever hacker, although Washington, worried about a panic, assures the public it is. Only the enormous power and speed of a DNA computer could have caused such havoc. Under the cover of visiting his friend Marty Zellerbach, who was severely injured when the Pasteur lab was destroyed, Covert-One agent Jon Smith flies to Paris to search for the connection between the Pasteur explosion and the forces now wielding the computer. Following a trail that leads him across two continents, Smith uncovers a web of deception that threatens to wreck havoc and forever reshape the world.

Author ,
Isbn 1429906715
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 400
Language English
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#1 New York Times Bestseller An Amazon Best Book of 2020 A thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages "Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth] . . . A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series." --The Washington Post It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

Author Ken Follett
Isbn 1984882023
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-09-15
Pages 928
Language English
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As the Empire and the Rebellion clash, the galaxy trembles! In the wake of the obliteration of Alderaan, Thane's faith in the Empire is shaken, while the destruction of the Death Star that soon follows gives Ciena a reason to rededicate herself to the side she's chosen. As their paths diverge, is love strong enough to overcome the distance growing between them?

Author Claudia Gray
Isbn 1975382307
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2019-09-03
Pages 192
Language English
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Denegan Ithowa est un Varm, un homme-félin des grandes forêts du Nord. Un jour, son frère et lui partent en expédition à la frontière de leurs terres. À l’intérieur d’une caverne, ils découvrent un œuf à l’aspect inhabituel. Les deux jeunes Varms le subtilisent mais peu de temps après, une horde de violentes créatures déferle sur leur village. Seul survivant de la catastrophe, Denegan fait la rencontre d’un homme qui semble détenir des réponses. Pour la première fois, il doit quitter sa forêt natale pour se rendre à Dorkania, la capitale de l’Empire. Guidé par l’espoir de revoir un jour les siens, un long voyage l’attend. L’œuf semble être au cœur d’une indéchiffrable prophétie et le réceptacle d’une puissance que beaucoup convoitent avec avidité. Denegan est projeté dans un monde qu'il ne connaît pas. Entre compagnons de route inattendus et embûches mortelles, il tente de percer les secrets qui entourent l'objet magique...

Author Toba Jolt
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Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-04-14T00:00:00Z
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I had a curious sense of being watched. June 1914 and a young woman - Clara Waterfield - is summoned to a large stone house in Gloucestershire. Her task: to fill a greenhouse with exotic plants from Kew Gardens, to create a private paradise for the owner of Shadowbrook. Yet, on arrival, Clara hears rumours: something is wrong with this quiet, wisteria-covered house. Its gardens are filled with foxgloves, hydrangea and roses; it has lily-ponds, a croquet lawn - and the marvellous new glasshouse awaits her. But the house itself feels unloved. Its rooms are shuttered, or empty. The owner is mostly absent; the housekeeper and maids seem afraid. And soon, Clara understands their fear: for something - or someone - is walking through the house at night. In the height of summer, she finds herself drawn deeper into Shadowbrook's dark interior - and into the secrets that violently haunt this house. Nothing - not even the men who claim they wish to help her - is quite what it seems. Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier, this is a wonderful, atmospheric Gothic page-turner. A deeply absorbing, unputdownable ghost story that's also a love story; for readers who love Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger; Frances Hodges Burnett's The Secret Garden; Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace; Jane Harris's The Observations.

Author Susan Fletcher
Isbn 0349007667
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-11-01
Pages 368
Language English
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Julia Chapman's fifth Dales Detectives Agency novel, Date With Danger, sees our intrepid leads Samson and Delilah on the trail of a sheep rustler turned killer. Perfect for fans of M.C. Beaton and Gervase Phinn. In the heart of Yorkshire, the Dales Detective Agency is about to face its biggest challenge. A fatal accident at Bruncliffe’s livestock auction mart leads auctioneer Harry Furness to call in detective duo Samson O’Brien and Delilah Metcalfe, but what starts as a simple health-and-safety investigation soon takes a sinister turn when they discover evidence that suggests murder. With their enquiries ongoing, Clive Knowles approaches them for help – his sheep are being threatened by the gang of rustlers that is plaguing the Dales. Meanwhile, Poacher Pete Ferris has also decided to play his hand, setting in motion a blackmail plot which will ensure Samson is pulled back into trouble with his nemesis Rick Procter. With all three cases converging, Samson and Delilah will find that their latest investigation is fraught with danger; a danger that will leave them fighting for their lives.

Author Julia Chapman
Isbn 1529006848
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-04-02
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Strong, sassy women and hard-luck, hard-headed men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by award-winning author Thomas King. Alberta, Eli, Lionel and others are coming to the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance. There they will encounter four Indian elders and their companion, the trickster Coyote—and nothing in the small town of Blossom will be the same again. . . .

Author Thomas King
Isbn 1443419125
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-10-30
Pages 486
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In this latest installment in the cherished No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe must balance family obligations with the growing needs of one of Charlie's pet projects. Precious Ramotswe loves her dependable old van. Yes, it sometimes takes a bit longer to get going now, and it has developed some quirks over the years, but it has always gotten the job done. This time, though, the world--and Charlie--may be asking too much of it, for when he borrows the beloved vehicle, he returns it damaged. And, to make matters worse, the interior seems to have acquired an earthy smell that even Precious can't identify. But the olfactory issue is not the only mystery that needs solving. Mma Ramotswe is confronted by a distant relative, Blessing, who asks for help with an ailing cousin. The help requested is of a distinctly pecuniary nature, which makes both Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and Mma Makutsi suspicious. And there is no peace at home, either, as the new neighbors are airing their marital grievances rather loudly. Still, Mma Ramotswe is confident that the solutions to all of these difficulties are there to be discovered--as long as she is led by kindness, grace, and logic and can rely on the counsel of her friends and loved ones.

Author Alexander McCall Smith
Isbn 0735281173
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-11-24
Pages 240
Language English
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In Michelle Gagnon’s debut YA thriller, Don’t Turn Around, computer hacker Noa Torson is as smart, tough, and complex as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander. The first in a trilogy, Don’t Turn Around’s intricate plot and heart-pounding action will leave readers desperate for book two. Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her hacking skills to stay anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in a warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side. Enter Peter Gregory. A rich kid and the leader of a hacker alliance, Peter needs people with Noa’s talents on his team. Especially after a shady corporation threatens his life in no uncertain terms. But what Noa and Peter don’t realize is that Noa holds the key to a terrible secret, and there are those who’d stop at nothing to silence her for good.

Author Michelle Gagnon
Isbn 0062102923
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2012-08-28
Pages 336
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Visionnaire et violent, ce récit symbolique traduit la réalité et l'actualité d'une certaine Afrique.

Author Sidya Cisse
Isbn 2296277675
Genre Fiction
Year 1993-01-01
Pages 175
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Nous sommes dans la Sibérie lointaine. Au début du siècle. Une explosion a surgi par-delà les montagnes. Des hommes et des femmes, cloîtrés dans leur village, attendent l’heure de la fin, prisonniers de leur peur et de leurs amours défuntes... Ils vont tenter l’impossible pour survivre à la catastrophe, mais des légendes anciennes ressurgissent bientôt dans les mémoires, et une menace insolite les condamne à une mort prochaine et inévitable... Entre attente, passion, et trahison, ils vont renoncer un à un à leurs rêves et succomber à l’Amour des fauves. « La guerre a éclaté. Ainsi titrent les journaux. Je n’y crois pas, c’est toujours la même histoire. Mais je suis comme ces hommes et ces femmes enfermés chez eux, qui ont peur. Cela me rappelle les histoires effrayantes que me racontait ma grand-mère... T’en souviens-tu de ce massacre dans les plaines de Sibérie ? Ce désastre qui a surgi à l’Est, que nos mères et nos grands-mères nous ont raconté tant de fois... T’en rappelles-tu ? C’était il y a peu de temps finalement... Tu vois, mon tigre d’Amour, je suis comme ces disparus qui vivaient au fond de la steppe. J’attends mon heure... »

Author Edgar P.S.
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Genre Fiction
Year 2021-05-25T00:00:00Z
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L'auteur est centrafricain. Le thème du roman: le contact avec l'Occident (colonisation et évangélisation).

Author Cyriaque Robert Yavoucko
Isbn 229623223X
Genre Fiction
Year 1979
Pages 168
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Dans ce chef-d'oeuvre du roman naturaliste, Émile Zola s'était donné pour objectif de mettre en scène des personnages « dépourvus de libre arbitre, entraînés à chaque acte de leur vie par les fatalités de leur chair. » Il en résulte le tableau saisissant d'une passion qui consume les êtres. OBJETS D'ETUDE - Le narratif - Réalisme et naturalisme - Le roman et ses personnages

Author Émile Zola
Isbn 2035859034
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-08-27
Pages 272
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Armand Gatti, poète et dramaturge, a aussi été journaliste. En 1954, il écrit une série d'articles sur un métier qui nourrit de nombreux fantasmes : les dompteurs de fauves. Panthère, ours, lion font partie des animaux qu'il côtoie au cours de ce reportage aux allures de bestiaire. Il expérimente ainsi la peur et l'adrénaline que procure la proximité des fauves, récolte des histoires stupéfiantes et décrit la relation parfois tendre et souvent cruelle entre l'homme et la bête. Une enquête qui esquisse une réflexion sur la place de l'animal dans notre société.

Author Armand Gatti
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Genre Fiction
Year 2021-05-05
Pages 336
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"Noces kurdes" est le récit poignant et poétique d'un jeune Kurde qui raconte à celle qu'il aime son passé dans la Turquie profonde qu'il a fuie: entre l'horreur du racisme anti-kurde quotidien, et celle de la guerre, on se trouve envoûté par cette histoire pleine de bruit et de fureur, d'épouvante et de poésie. Et cela se joue, hélas, au présent. L'histoire ressemble par moment à un roman policier. Sans conclusion cependant: le mystère demeure.

Author Hélène Larrive
Isbn 2296388701
Genre Fiction
Year 2005-02-01
Pages 284
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Journée ordinaire à Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, parc animalier sud-africain. Comme toujours, les touristes, derrière les vitres de leurs voitures, vont guetter les animaux, les mitrailler...mais surtout pérorer à tout vent...Et pendant ce temps-là, les animaux qui peuplent ce lieu vont...Oui, que font les animaux quand les hommes se font délicieusement frissonner en rencontrant la vie sauvage ? Eh bien, ils les contemplent aussi, condescendent à se montrer, subissent leurs plaisanteries éculées, mais surtout se disent, eux et leurs moeurs, autrement que par des discours simplistes et réducteurs. Si zèbres, éléphants, léopards, gnous et phacochères prennent notamment la parole dans ces pages, c’est pour révéler leurs caractères et leurs modes de vie de manière intime...mais aussi pour poser un regard désabusé sur cette espèce humaine que l’on dit la plus évoluée...Ainsi, au petit jeu de l’observation, ce sont nous, les bipèdes flanqués de nos appareils photos, qui devenons objets de commentaires, pour un portrait en filigrane qui s’avère, au final, moins valorisant que caustique. Aussi, après la lecture de ce texte, qui de l’homme ou de l’animal vous paraîtra le plus fabuleux ?

Author Pavine Ruscoe
Isbn 274839898X
Genre ,
Year 2012-12-13
Pages 192
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Edition enrichie (Présentation, notes, dossier sur l'oeuvre, chronologie et bibliographie) Lorsque Victor Hugo publie en 1859 La Légende des siècles, il entend raconter l'Histoire de l'humanité des origines jusqu'à la fin des temps. Mais la poésie désormais porte à des pièces plus brèves, et ce n'est pas une longue narration qu'il compose, mais une suite de Petites Épopées, courts récits héroïques et pittoresques qui cependant ne s'interdisent pas les éclairs visionnaires. OEuvre d'un exilé qui vient de refuser l'amnistie, ces poèmes sont aussi des «paroles dans l'épreuve» qui projettent sur toute l'Histoire la dénonciation de la répression de 1848 et du coup d'État de Napoléon III. Non pas une Histoire progressiste, puisque le présent étouffe sous la domination, mais un monument qui dénonce les tyrans et fait revenir les héros du passé pour que le lecteur en garde mémoire quand la liberté reviendra. Car toujours se maintient « ce fil qui s'atténue quelquefois au point de devenir invisible, mais qui ne casse jamais, le grand fil mystérieux du labyrinthe humain, le Progrès».

Author Victor Hugo
Isbn 2253094986
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-04-12
Pages 576
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Paru en 1926, Simon le pathétique est le premier roman de Jean Giraudoux.

Author Jean Giraudoux
Isbn 2246788056
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 248
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