Trouvés 8 documents.
Trouvés 8 documents.
Résumé: La lotta al terrorismo avviata dagli Stati Uniti è ad una svolta. La nuova strategia militare di un senatore cambierà le vite di due giovani soldati, arruolati per combattere e dare un significato alla propria vita. Il nuovo corso della guerra sconvolgerà anche l'esistenza di una giornalista e di uno studente universitario, molto capace, in cerca di ideali per cui battersi.
Résumé: Il Prof Paul Freeman Insegna scrittura creativa in un carcere di massima sicurezza, dove i detenuti hanno alle spalle storia di estrema emarginazione e violenza. Uno dei suoi allievi è Charles, un pericoloso criminale che è condannato all'ergastolo per l'omicidio di un uomo. Nonostante le avversità tra i due, Paul riesce a superare le diffidenze di Charles che scopre di essere dotato di grande talento e sensibilità.
Madrid : Bruño, 2007
Résumé: Se trata de la historia " Kika Superbruja en el castillo de Drácula " (n.º 10 de la colección en castellano), reducido y adecuada para esta versión en la que la narración fluye íntegramente en inglés. El nivel de dificultad del vocabulario está adaptado, con continuas " ayudas " en cada página para la comprensión de palabras, expresiones y/o construcciones inglesas de mayor dificultad. Con un extra de palabras vampíricas, trucos de lectura ultrasecretos de Kika y apuntes didácticos para padres y profesores.
London : Picador, 2007
Résumé: The Scent of the Night is the sixth comic detective novel in the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri. Montalbano learned how hard it was to put on a wetsuit while in a dinghy speeding over a sea that wasn't exactly calm. Mimi, at the helm, looked tense and worried. "Getting seasick?" the inspector asked him at one point. "No. Just sick of myself." "Why?" "Because every now and then I realize what a stupid shit I am to go along with some of your brilliant ideas." When an angry octogenarian holds a terrified and lovelorn secretary at gunpoint, Inspector Montalbano is reluctantly drawn into the case. The secretary's boss, a financial advisor, has vanished along with several billion lire entrusted to him by the good citizens of Vigata. Also missing is the advisor's young colleague, whose uncle just happens to be building a house on the site of Inspector Montalbano's very favourite olive tree . . . Ably abetted by his loyal and eccentric team, Montalbano, the food-loving, commitment-phobic inspector, returns for another delicious investigation served up in vintage Camilleri style. The Scent of the Night is followed by the seventh book in the series, Rounding the Mark.
[London] : Puffin, 2007
Résumé: It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school, he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal . . . but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive, things get a whole lot more serious . . . Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl.
London : Bloomsbury, 2007
Résumé: It is 1939. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian émigrée living in Paris. As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy, to mask her emotions and trust no one, including those she loves most. Since the war, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typically English wife and mother. But once a spy, always a spy. Now she must complete one final assignment, and this time Eva can't do it alone: she needs her daughter's help.
New York : Doubleday, 2007
Résumé: Having proved his grandfather Fergus? innocence, Danny Watts and his friend Elena have now been recruited by the British government for a dangerous assignment. Elena must impersonate a would-be suicide bomber to win the confidence of Black Star, the master computer hacker who is behind the rash of teenage bombings that have swept the globe. When Black Star sends Elena to New York, Danny and Fergus come along to keep an eye on her. But Fergus knows that once this mission is over, the government will have them all eliminated. As Elena begins to fall under Black Star?s spell, it will take all of Danny?s survival training to find a way out. Having scored smash bestsellers in Britain with Traitor and Payback, the adventure continues in Avenger with all the authentic Special Ops details that made the previous books stand out.
London : Sphere, 2007
Résumé: The book is based on a recent story of the same name serialised in The New York Times, but those hoping for the return of Cornwell's resourceful forensic specialist Dr Kay Scarpetta will have to wait a little longer, as Cornwell introduces a new central character in this book. Having inhabited the mind of a female protagonist for so long, the author has felt the need to move into very different territory with a charismatic male police investigator at the centre of the narrative. The book takes the reader from the cool climes of Cambridge, Massachusetts to the overbearing heat of Knoxville Tennessee. Win Garano is handed a tricky assignment: he is to investigate a murder case that is over two decades old. District Attorney Monique Lamont isn't concerned about the difficulties of the case, though--she simply wants results for personal reasons. Win is convinced that he has been saddled with a very low priority case, but quickly finds that there is much more to this twenty-year-old mystery than he thought. As some very dangerous secrets are uncovered, Win finds himself dealing with both the consequences of his investigation and the remarkable ambitiousness of Monique Lamont as he pursues a political grand prize. In the past, when Cornwell has moved away from the safe territory of the Kay Scarpetta novels, she has slightly alienated her dedicated fan base. But she is absolutely right to take chances like this in order to freshen her literary inspiration, and this fast-moving piece is a laudable effort, even if it comes in at a rather shortish page count. --Barry Forshaw