The Death Trust A Vin Cooper Novel 1

  • Filename: the-death-trust-a-vin-cooper-novel-1.
  • ISBN: 9781742625928
  • Release Date: 2007-11-10
  • Number of pages: 513
  • Author: David Rollins
  • Publisher: Pan Australia



When the commander of the vast NATO Ramstein Air Base in Germany, United States General Abraham Scott, is killed in what appears to be a glider accident, Washington reluctantly assigns its only available investigator, washed-up Special Agent Vincent Cooper, to the case. When the crash turns out to have been sabotage, Cooper suddenly finds himself immersed in a highly sensitive murder investigation – the general was married to the US Vice President's daughter. Cooper discovers that the apparently fine, upstanding General Scott kept some highly questionable company. And so begins an investigation that takes Cooper and his uncooperative partner, Special Agent Anna Masters, from the biggest air base in Europe to the streets of Baghdad; from the headquarters of a people smuggler in Riga to harrowing Chechen rebel combat operations against the Russians. Cooper and Masters uncover a plot so monstrous it threatens to engulf the US military-industrial complex in a scandal of explosive proportions – as well as destroy the very fabric of contemporary society.

Ghost Watch

  • Filename: ghost-watch.
  • ISBN: 9781466819788
  • Release Date: 2010-01-10
  • Number of pages: 490
  • Author: David Rollins
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Special Agent Vin Cooper is feeling reckless. He volunteers for the dumbest and most dangerous job going: personal security operations in Afghanistan protecting bent politicians. But when his principal is killed in a suicide bomb attack, Cooper is reassigned to a cushy job nursing a couple of needy African-American entertainers putting on a show for US military advisors at a secret base in Rwanda. Or so he thinks. Things go horribly wrong when their United Nations chopper is forced down in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the middle of an all-out firefight by opposing forces. The nightmare only intensifies when some of Cooper's people, including one of the entertainers, are captured. While risking his life to rescue his principals, Cooper spies a US DoD advisor in the enemy encampment, which is awash with American weaponry. It seems that their forced landing in this inhospitable place was no accident...

Hard Rain

  • Filename: hard-rain.
  • ISBN: 0553907301
  • Release Date: 2010-02-23
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: David Rollins
  • Publisher: Bantam



Twelve bones are missing. When a U.S. colonel is found murdered in his Istanbul home, the grisliest detail is the one that links his murder to another that soon follows. To Special Agent Vin Cooper, it looks like there’s a serial killer at large in Turkey. But looks can be deceiving. Onetime lovers, now the uneasiest of partners, Vin Cooper and Special Agent Anna Masters follow a trail of clues from Istanbul to Iraq and beyond. The victims were not selected at random. What looked like ritual was rife with clues. As evidence of a conspiracy snakes up the chain of command, these two seasoned special agents must dodge bullets, defuse bombs, and avoid being buried alive in their desperate effort to short-circuit a plan for world domination more audacious than they could ever have imagined.

War Lord

  • Filename: war-lord.
  • ISBN: 9781466829091
  • Release Date: 2012-08-01
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: David Rollins
  • Publisher: Macmillan



A $15 million ransom. A plane down in the remote swamps of Darwin. A new partner ­– the uptight Kim Petinsky ... Special Agent Vin Cooper is not having a good week. After returning from an enforced sabbatical, still guilt-ridden over his partner Anna’s death, Vin agrees to help out an acquaintance of hers – a Vegas showgirl. Alabama’s boyfriend Randy is missing; his plane has gone down in mysterious circumstances and she’s been sent a bloody ransom package. What starts as an informal missing person investigation spirals into a full-blown multi-agency screw-up. Not only was Randy hiding some very high-level secrets, but it also appears he is connected to a missing nuclear weapon. Worst-case scenario is that the warhead is in the hands of the tyrannical Benico Von Weiss, a man with particular interests: luxury cruiseliners, busty blondes, Nazi memorabilia and poisonous snakes. And, of course, drugs, guns and vengeance against America. Vin and Petinsky follow the leads from Darwin, to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and further still into Tanzania, but their investigation is turning up little except a trail of dead bodies. It’s soon clear that war lord Von Weiss is using their investigation as mere sport. But Vin has never liked losing ... And with a potential plutonium mushroom cloud hanging over his head, all bets are off as he risks his job, his life – and ultimately the lives of others – to bring von Weiss to justice.

A Knife Edge

  • Filename: a-knife-edge.
  • ISBN: 9780553590012
  • Release Date: 2010-01
  • Number of pages: 524
  • Author: David Rollins
  • Publisher: Bantam



Major Vin Cooper is pulled off of a secret research program for the Department of Defense and asked to look into a military buddy's death during a routine parachute jump, but his mission changes when the two cases collide.

Rogue Element

  • Filename: rogue-element.
  • ISBN: 9781741970395
  • Release Date: 2007-11-10
  • Number of pages: 442
  • Author: David Rollins
  • Publisher: Pan Australia



Joe Light, his computer hacking days behind him, kicks back in first class on board the QANTAS 747 bound for London. In the Hawaiian office of the National Security Agency, an electronic intruder within a Government computer network is detected. An unusual radio signal and non-routine troop movements in Indonesia raise suspicions further. An air traffic controller at Denpasar Airport is shocked by the sudden disappearance of Flight QF1 from his screen. He doesn't want to admit what that could mean. The sickening groan of metal breaking up plunges Joe Light and his fellow passengers into everyone's worst nightmare. The 747 is screaming towards earth. On board there is sheer panic. The news of the downing of the plane in Indonesian airspace is only the beginning of Australian Prime Minister Bill Blight's crisis. ASIO and the NSA piece together a frightening scenario in the face of Indonesia's denial of any knowledge of what happened to the aircraft–one that will pit Australia's crack Special Air Services troops, led by Sergeant Tom Wilkes, and aided by the US Marines, in a desperate covert battle to avert all out war.

The Zero Option

  • Filename: the-zero-option.
  • ISBN: 9781405039178
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 513
  • Author: David Rollins
  • Publisher: Pan Australia



The Cold War is going badly for President Reagan's administration. Support in Europe for the Soviet Union is on the rise while acceptance of the new US intermediate range nuclear missiles is waning. Enter Roy Garret, a bright young NSA analyst with a plan. It goes into effect on the morning of 1 September 1983 when Korean Air Lines flight 007 takes off from Anchorage, Alaska, heading for Seoul. The airliner rendezvous with a US spy plane over the Bearing Sea, overflies a top secret Soviet submarine base and is then shot down off Sakhalin Island... Or is it? No wreckage or bodies are recovered. And a radar tape that shows what really happened to KAL 007 has gone missing.On board the downed airliner: 269 souls including one US Congressman with too many secrets. Thirty years later, the missing radar tape falls into the hands of the daughter of a KAL 007 passenger and the son of the US spy plane commander. Determined to keep the facts hidden after all these years is New Mexico Governor Roy Garret, who is now contesting the US presidency.What follows is a desperate chase across Russia to bury the truth once and for all beneath the snows of Siberia. Can two young idealists outwit the forces ranged against them, or will Uncle Sam and the Russian Bear sweep history under the carpet again?

Angela s Ashes

  • Filename: angela-s-ashes.
  • ISBN: 0684864835
  • Release Date: 1998-12-17
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Frank McCourt
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. “When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank’s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy—exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling—does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father’s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank’s survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig’s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors—yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness. Angela’s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt’s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

Riders

  • Filename: riders.
  • ISBN: 9781416565369
  • Release Date: 2007-07-03
  • Number of pages: 912
  • Author: Jilly Cooper
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



From the queen of the British bestseller lists comes the classic hit every Englishwoman remembers with a sigh -- Riders, the steamy, scandalous tale of sexual and equestrian competition within the heroic world of international show jumping. Welcome to a world of cutthroat competition populated by fearless athletes, wealthy sponsors, and beautiful starlets and set against the glorious Cotswold countryside and the playgrounds of the world. Within this arena we meet the brooding gypsy Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands the most difficult horse or woman becomes biddable, who is driven by his hatred of Rupert Campbell-Black, the handsome and supremely confident star of the show ring. They steal each other's horses and love each other's women as they push themselves and their mounts to impossible extremes, until their feud erupts, with devastating consequences, at the Los Angeles Olympics.

In the Bubble

  • Filename: in-the-bubble.
  • ISBN: 0262250373
  • Release Date: 2006-02-17
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: John Thackara
  • Publisher: MIT Press



We're filling up the world with technology and devices, but we've lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer. Our economic system is centered on technology, so it would be no small matter if "tech" ceased to be an end-in-itself in our daily lives. Technology is not going to go away, but the time to discuss the end it will serve is before we deploy it, not after. We need to ask what purpose will be served by the broadband communications, smart materials, wearable computing, and connected appliances that we're unleashing upon the world. We need to ask what impact all this stuff will have on our daily lives. Who will look after it, and how?In the Bubble is about a world based less on stuff and more on people. Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now -- not in a remote science fiction future; it's not about, as he puts it, "the schlock of the new" but about radical innovation already emerging in daily life. We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can't. In the Bubble describes services designed to help people carry out daily activities in new ways. Many of these services involve technology -- ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets. But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centered world. The design focus is on services, not things. And new principles -- above all, lightness -- inform the way these services are designed and used. At the heart of In the Bubble is a belief, informed by a wealth of real-world examples, that ethics and responsibility can inform design decisions without impeding social and technical innovation.

Fault Line

  • Filename: fault-line.
  • ISBN: 9780345505088
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Barry Eisler
  • Publisher: Random House LLC



When an inventor client is murdered and he himself is attacked, attorney Alex Treven reluctantly turns for help to his estranged older brother, Ben, an undercover agent in the War on Terror, but their long-simmering resentments threaten to erupt when Ben meets Sarah Hosseini, a beautiful legal associate whom Alex cares for and Ben does not trust. 100,000 first printing.

War Against the Mafia

  • Filename: war-against-the-mafia.
  • ISBN: 9781497685543
  • Release Date: 2014-12-16
  • Number of pages: 185
  • Author: Don Pendleton
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



To avenge his family, a soldier brings home the Vietnam War In the jungles of Southeast Asia, no sniper was more ruthless than Mack Bolan. After twelve years in-country, with ninety-five confirmed kills, he returns home to the United States only to find that his father has gone berserk, slaughtering his family before taking his own life. But Bolan knows his old man was no killer: He was under pressure from Mafia thugs who were after his money—and willing to destroy his life to get it. For the sake of his father, Bolan declares war on the men who drove him mad . . . Five loan sharks are getting into their car when a bullet slams one of them to the ground. Before the others can draw their guns, four more shots ring out, leaving them the first casualties in the Executioner’s war. From his hometown to every city in America, Mack Bolan will deliver justice from the barrel of a gun.

The Jungle Book

  • Filename: the-jungle-book.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2015-11-30
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher: Sai ePublications & Sai Shop



Mowgli's Brothers Now Rann the Kite brings home the night That Mang the Bat sets free— The herds are shut in byre and hut For loosed till dawn are we. This is the hour of pride and power, Talon and tush and claw. Oh, hear the call!—Good hunting all That keep the Jungle Law! Night-Song in the Jungle It was seven o'clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her four tumbling, squealing cubs, and the moon shone into the mouth of the cave where they all lived. "Augrh!" said Father Wolf. "It is time to hunt again." He was going to spring down hill when a little shadow with a bushy tail crossed the threshold and whined: "Good luck go with you, O Chief of the Wolves.

The Swimmer

  • Filename: the-swimmer.
  • ISBN: 9781443433716
  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Joakim Zander
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



International Bestseller A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller—an international sensation billed as “Homeland meets Stieg Larsson” that heralds the arrival of a new master sure to follow in the footsteps of Stieg Larsson, John Le Carré, and Graham Greene “A terrific globe-trotting page-turner, rich with complex conflicts and a big, meaty, chillingly credible conspiracy.” —Chris Pavone, author of The Expats and The Accident In the end, you cannot hide who you are. Klara Walldéen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies. But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn’t have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep hidden. Suddenly, she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why. Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover. Now, he is the only man who can save Klara . . . and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest.

Murder in the Marais

  • Filename: murder-in-the-marais.
  • ISBN: 9781569477274
  • Release Date: 2003-07-01
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Cara Black
  • Publisher: Soho Press



Meet Aimée Leduc, the smart, stylish Parisian private investigator, in her bestselling first investigation Aimée Leduc has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation—no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an elderly Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she is expecting. She drops off her findings at her client’s house in the Marais, Paris’s historic Jewish quarter, and finds the woman strangled, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, René, Aimée sets out to solve this horrendous murder, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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