Winter returns to face the most feared hitman of all time, the Guardsman. Winter has put the world of organised crime into crisis by unmasking its boss, Alek Konstantin. Hunted and permanently on the run, he has been caught on camera in Mexico, Virginia and Marseille. Retracing his steps, Winter attempts to uncover his motives and bring the world's most wanted man out of hiding using the tracker he embedded in her wrist. But things aren't quite that simple. After finding Lucy and watching her die a sickening death, Winter's desire to bring down the legendary Guardsman overrides her orders. Knowing Firestorm’s top contract killer is experimenting on victims, she takes a contract out on herself to catch him. Once again disguised as her alter ego, Snow White, Winter follows the Guardsman to Moscow expecting to spring the trap. However, things aren't quite what they seem. Who is the Guardsman and why does he know everything about Winter? With the reality of the situation unravelling as the world’s leaders assemble in London, just how much has Winter underestimated her opponent and is the realisation all too late? Winter faces her biggest challenge yet in this dark commentary on our surveillance society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ell Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aopu/000011/bk_aopu_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only female detective in the Miami PD's Homicide division, Joe Frye has memories that haunt her, and a past that not even her lover, detective Louis Kincaid, truly knows. It began when Joe was an ambitious rookie cop in a small Michigan town called Echo Bay. The bones found in the woods were the first clue in a string of unimaginably brutal murders of young women. Plunged into a heated investigation -- and caught between the dictates of a reluctant local sheriff and the state police -- Joe soon uncovers the chilling truth: In the dead of winter in the Michigan woods, she must face down a predator who has chosen her as a worthy opponent -- or become his next victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001666/bk_adbl_001666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a deceptively peaceful county, a murderer hides in plain sight. Fifty-eight minutes into her first day on the job, 23-year-old Sheriff Piper Blackwell is faced with a grisly murder, the victim artfully posed amid decorations on his lawn. Drawing on former military training, Piper must prove herself worthy of the sheriff's badge, and that won't be easy. Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper's opponent in the recent election, doesn't like her and wants her to fail. She doesn't like him either, but she needs Oren to help catch the killer before another victim is discovered. Too late! As Piper leads the manhunt, another crisis hits close to home. Her father, the previous sheriff, is fighting for his life, and she is torn between family and duty. Facing personal and professional threats, Piper has to weather a raging storm, keep the sheriff's department from crumbling around her, and reel in a killer during the most brutal winter sleepy Spencer County, Indiana, has ever experienced. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Wenglowski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084622/bk_acx0_084622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James R. Hannibal - a veteran combat pilot with top-secret clearance from the U.S. government - continues the thrilling international action and intrigue that follow covert operative Nick Baron. When a suicide bomber shatters the peace of a winter afternoon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., former pilot and undercover Cerberus operative Nick Baron receives an eerie invitation from the chess app on his phone - a mysterious figure named The Emissary wants to play. Nick and his covert unit - the Triple Seven Chase team - soon find themselves drawn into battle against an unknown opponent who has resurrected an ancient order of assassins: The legendary Hashashin. And there is a long-awaited prophecy being fulfilled by a series of violent attacks which may culminate in a final apocalypse over Jerusalem. As the Triple Seven fight to stop each attack, Nick tries to keep The Emissary on the hook by playing their digital chess game. The lines between the game and the fight begin to blur, as every time Nick loses a piece on the board, he loses one of his men. And if Nick cannot find a way to stop the terrorist mastermind, a checkmate may kill millions.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006112/bk_brll_006112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before. With clear explanations of some of the most complex scientific endeavors in history, Mahaffey's new book looks back at the atom's wild, secretive past and then toward its potentially bright future. Mahaffey unearths lost reactors on far-flung Pacific islands and trees that were exposed to active fission that changed gender or bloomed in the dead of winter. He explains why we have nuclear submarines but not nuclear aircraft and why cold fusion doesn't exist. And who knew that radiation counting was once a fashionable trend? Though parts of the nuclear history might seem like a fiction mash-up where cowboys somehow got a hold of a reactor, Mahaffey's vivid prose holds the listener in thrall of the infectious energy of scientific curiosity and ingenuity that may one day hold the key to solving our energy crisis or sending us to Mars. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010004/bk_blak_010004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Struggling at school? Having a crisis at college? Just want to be able to get it right, or win more of the time, or keep sane while playing sports? This book collects three different works aimed at students from school through to university and will bump up your confidence, marks, and performance.Contains:The Guide to Writing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Exams and Essays but Were Afraid to AskA simple, FAQ style guide covering all the most common reasons students lose marks. Listen to this and you'll never get tripped up by something basic or lose marks to simple errors. It covers essays, exams, research, and more. If you've ever had a question that sounds stupid but worries you, this is the place you'll find the answers.The Art of Being Right: The Perfect Guide to Spotting Bullshit, Avoiding Cheap Tricks, and Winning ArgumentsA classic text by Arthur Schopenhauer on how to win arguments, regardless of who’s right. Includes commentary on the usage and defense against each tactic, from Will Is More Effective than Insight and Bewilder Your Opponent by Mere Bombast to Draw Conclusions Yourself and Postulate What Has to Be Proved.Wilmot’s Words: Sports Psychology Advice for School Athletes, Their Coaches, and ParentsA collection of articles about dealing with the troubles of team and individual sports, from how to recover from the winter to what to expect from spectators. There is a strong focus on maintaining a healthy and positive mental state, with good tips and tricks to help you along. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chirag Patel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153282/bk_acx0_153282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hunted by a shadowy foe in Bloody Mary’s court, Brendan Prescott plunges into London’s treacherous underworld to unravel a dark conspiracy that could make Elizabeth queen - or send her to her death. England, 1553. Harsh winter encroaches upon the realm. Mary Tudor has become queen to popular acclaim, and her enemies are imprisoned in the Tower. But when she’s betrothed to Philip, Catholic prince of Spain, putting her Protestant subjects in peril, rumors of a plot to depose her swirl around the one person many consider to be England’s heir and only hope: the queen’s half-sister, Princess Elizabeth. Haunted by his past, Brendan Prescott lives far from the intrigues of court. But his time of refuge comes to an end when his foe and mentor, the spymaster Cecil, brings him disquieting news that sends him on a dangerous mission. Elizabeth is held captive at court, the target of the Spanish ambassador, who seeks her demise. Obliged to return to the palace where he almost lost his life, Brendan finds himself working as a double agent for Queen Mary herself, who orders Brendan to secure proof that will be his cherished Elizabeth’s undoing. Plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a mysterious opponent who hides a terrifying secret, Brendan races against time to retrieve a cache of the princess’ private letters, even as he begins to realize that in this dark world of betrayal and deceit, where power is supreme and sister can turn against sister, nothing - and no one - is what it seems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005711/bk_blak_005711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neoliberalism has become a dirty word. In political discourse, it stigmatizes a political opponent as a market fundamentalist; in academia, the concept is also mainly wielded by its critics, while those who might be seen as actual neoliberals deny its very existence. Yet, the term remains necessary for understanding the varieties of capitalism across space and time. Arguing that neoliberalism is widely misunderstood when reduced to a doctrine of markets and economics alone, this book shows that it has a political dimension that we can reconstruct and critique.By examining the views of state, democracy, science, and politics in the work of six major figures - Eucken, Röpke, Rüstow, Hayek, Friedman, and Buchanan - it offers the first comprehensive account of the varieties of neoliberal political thought.Ordoliberal perspectives, in particular, emerge in a new light. Turning from abstract to concrete, the book also interprets recent neoliberal reforms of the European Union to offer a diagnosis of contemporary capitalism more generally. The latest economic crises hardly brought the neoliberal era to an end. Instead, as Thomas Biebricher shows, we are witnessing an authoritarian liberalism, whose reign has only just begun.The book is published by Stanford University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.Praise for the book:"This is a brilliant book - one of the most illuminating I have read in a long time...at once deeply scholarly and profoundly relevant, it is a model of what political theory should be." (Margaret Kohn, professor at University of Toronto)"A timely and formidable intervention in current political theory..." (Yves Winter, associate professor at McGill University)"A powerful corrective to the existing scholarship." (Andrew Dilts, professor at Loyola Marymount University) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Moriarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/193205/bk_acx0_193205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author Suzanne Brockmann blends high adventure, harrowing drama, and heart-racing passion into thrilling novels of suspense. Whether tackling danger or wrestling with desire, her elite heroes and heroines never fail to give their all in stories that soar above and beyond expectations. Now, in her electrifying 10th Troubleshooters novel, Brockmann takes us into the storm. In a remote, frozen corner of New Hampshire, a Navy SEAL team and the elite security experts of Troubleshooters Incorporated are going head-to-head as fierce but friendly rivals in a raid-and-rescue training exercise. Despite the frigid winter temperatures, tension smolders between veteran SEAL Petty Officer Mark "Jenk" Jenkins and former cop turned troubleshooter Lindsey Fontaine after an impulsive night goes awry. And then suddenly Tracy Shapiro, the Troubleshooters' new receptionist, vanishes while playing the role of hostage during a mock rescue operation. Teaming up with the FBI to launch a manhunt in the treacherous wilderness, Jenk and Lindsey must put aside their feelings as a record snowstorm approaches, dramatically reducing any hope of finding Tracy alive. The trail is colder than the biting New England climate until a lucky break leads to a horrifying discovery - a brutally murdered young woman wearing the jacket Tracy wore when she disappeared. Suddenly there is a chilling certainty that Tracy has fallen prey to a serial killer - one who knows the backwoods terrain and who doesn't play by the rules of engagement. In a race against time, a raging blizzard, and a cunning opponent, Jenk and Lindsey are put to the ultimate test. Risking everything, they must finally come together in a desperate attempt to save Tracy - and each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008828/bk_blak_008828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.