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The escape
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Ford, David Baldacci

The escape / David Baldacci

London : Macmillan, 2014

Résumé: Military cid investigator john puller has returned from his latest case to learn that his brother, robert, once a major in the united states air force and an expert in nuclear weaponry and cyber-security, has escaped from the armys most secure prison preliminary investigations show that robert - convicted of treason - may have had help in his breakout now hes on the run and hes the militarys number one target john puller has a dilemma which comes first: loyalty to his country, or to his brother blood is thicker than water, but robert has state secrets which certain people will kill for john does not know for sure the true nature of roberts crimes, nor if hes even guilty it quickly becomes clear, however, that his brothers responsibilities were powerful and far-reaching with the help of us intelligence officer veronica knox, both brothers move closer to the truth from their opposing directions as the case begins to force john puller into a place he thought hed never be - on the other side of the law - even his skills as an investigator and his strength as a warrior, might not be enough to save him or his brother

Fade away
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Coben, Harlan

Fade away / Harlan Coben

London : Orion, 2014

Orion fiction

Résumé: Myron Bolitar once had a promising career as a sportsman, until an accident forced him to quit. After a spell in the FBI he now runs his own business. Then Myron is approached to find Greg Downing. He knows Greg from old - they were once rivals, not just in sport, but for a woman they both loved. Now Greg has vanished, and the team boss wants Myron to find him, before news of his disappearance is leaked to the press. In Greg's house Myron finds blood in the basement - lots of it. And when he discovers the body of a woman, he begins to unravel the strange, violent world of a national hero gone wrong, as he comes face-to-face with a past he can't re-live, and a present he may not survive.

Ghana Must Go
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Selasi, Taiye

Ghana Must Go / Taiye Selasi

London : Penguin Books, 2014

Penguin fiction

Résumé: Meet the Sais, a Nigerian-Ghanaian family living in the United States. A family prospering until the day father and surgeon Kweku Sai is victim of a grave injustice. Ashamed, he abandons his beautiful wife Fola and their little boys and girls, causing the family to fracture and spiral out into the world - New York, London, West Africa, New England - on uncertain, troubled journeys until, many years later, tragedy unites them. Now this broken family has a chance to heal - but can the Sais take it?

The gods of guilt
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Connelly, Michael

The gods of guilt / Michael Connelly

London : Orion, 2014

Orion fiction

Y
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Celona, Marjorie

Y / Marjorie Celona

London : Faber and Faber, 2012

Résumé: Abstract: Why would a mother give up her daughter? Can abandonment ever be an act of love? And could you ever forgive her? 'My life begins at the Y...' Abandoned as a newborn at the doors of the local YMCA and then bounced between foster homes, Shannon eventually finds stability in the home of Miranda, a single mother with a daughter of her own. But as Shannon grows, so do her questions. Will she ever belong? Who is her true family? And why would her parents abandon Shannon on the day she was born? The answers lie in the heartrending tale of her mother, a headstrong young woman trapped in a tragic series of events that will destroy her family and test the limits of her compassion and sacrifice.

Althea & Oliver
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Moracho, Cristina

Althea & Oliver / Cristina Moracho

New York : Viking, copyr. 2014

Résumé: Althea e Oliver si conoscono da sempre e sono amici per la pelle fin dal primo giorno di scuola. Ora, a diciassette anni, la loro amicizia potrebbe trasformarsi in qualcosa di più, e Althea lo sa. Così una sera, dopo una festa e qualche bicchiere di troppo, si abbandona a un bacio appassionato con Oliver. Ma, prima che i due amici abbiano il tempo di chiarirsi le idee, succede una cosa inaspettata: Oliver si ammala e cade in uno stato di semi-incoscienza che dura tre, lunghissime settimane. Disperata, Althea prende una decisione che rischia di compromettere per sempre il suo legame con Oliver. Quando il ragazzo lascia la città senza spiegazioni, Althea non può far altro che partire per mettersi alla ricerca del suo migliore amico. E ritrovare così anche se stessa.

The invention of wings
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Kidd, Sue Monk

The invention of wings / Sue Monk Kidd

London : Penguin Books, 2014

Résumé: Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

Deal breaker
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Coben, Harlan

Deal breaker / Harlan Coben

London : Orion, 2014

Orion fiction

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Résumé: The truth can get you killed... A stunning thriller from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of SIX YEARS. Investigator and sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big-time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail. Trying to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret and a man's lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business - where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.

The eye of god
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Rollins, James

The eye of god : the new sigma force novel / James Rollins

London : Orion Books, 2014

The burning room
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Connelly, Michael

The burning room / Michael Connelly

London : Orion, 2014

Résumé: In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random.

Live wire
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Coben, Harlan

Live wire / Harlan Coben

London : Orion Books, 2014

Résumé: A beautiful woman walking into Myron Bolitar's office asking for help should have been a dream come true. Only this woman, Suzze T, is in tears - and eight months pregnant... Suzze's rock star husband has disappeared, and she fears the rumours questioning her baby's paternity have driven him away. For Myron, questions of fatherhood couldn't hit closer to home. His own father is clinging precariously to life, and the brother who abandoned the family years ago has resurfaced - with danger following close behind. Myron is soon forced to confront deep secrets in Suzze's past, his family's mortality - and his own...