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Delta Solution Perseus Books Group
Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna
Ripped from the headlines, this action-packed high seas adventure tracks Somali Pirates as they terrorize the coastal waters of the lawless East African republic, turning the Indian Ocean into a ferocious battleground. For the past three years, these heavily-armed tribal brigands have been capturing and holding for ransom massive cargo ships, especially oil tankers, and violently demanding millions of dollars for their return. Pirating out of the tiny Somalian village of Haradheere has become a very lucrative, dangerous business, so much so that the village has its own Stock Exchange with a reputed $78 million in cash, all in crisp $100 bills, in the town vault. And each time an owner pays big for the return of their ship, the pirates immediately strike again, enraging the Pentagon more and more by the day. That is, until the "Somali Marines" make a big mistake, seizing at gun point two United States ships and demanding a $15 million ransom for their return. Hero Mack Bedford, previously encountered in "Diamondhead and Intercept", is deployed to SEAL Team 10 to form "The Delta Platoon". His objective: obliterate the Somali Marines in the middle of the Indian Ocean, at all costs, once and for all.
This Hefty Collection, Featuring 10 New Pieces Along With Stories Culled From Four Decades, Further Establishes The Prolific And Wide-ranging Oates As A Gifted Chronicler Of American Culture. The Theme Of Girls And Women Preyed Upon By Violent Men Appears Repeatedly, As In The Much-anthologized Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? (1970) But Also In Lesser-known Pieces Like Small Avalanches (1974), Which Turns The Tables, As A 13-year-old Girl, Nimble And Laughing, Evades A Middle-aged, Panting Lech On A Deserted Path. Several Stories Feature Characters Whose Mental Instabilities Lead To Violence, As In Last Days (1984), In Which A Brilliant, Manic College Student With A Messiah Complex Assassinates A Rabbi, Then Turns The Gun On Himself. Though Oates's World Is Often Ugly, She Also Displays A More Fanciful (if Still Creepy) Impulse; The Recent Piece Fat Man My Love Finds Actress Pippi (indubitably Tippi Hedren) Puzzling Over The Director (an Unnamed Hitchcock) Who Both Created And Ruined Her Career. While The Lurid Events Of Some Stories Have A Ripped-from-the-headlines Feel, Oates Is Never Merely Sensational, Tracking Hidden Motives And Emotions With A Sharp Eye For Psychological Detail-everything Conveyed In Lucid, Rhythmic Prose. However Much Is Made Of Her Prodigious Output, It's The Consistent Quality Of The Work That Lifts Oates Into The Literary Pantheon.
Nineteen Minutes Simon + Schuster Inc.
Społeczno-obyczajowaPsychologicznaPowieść zagranicznaSensacja. Thiller. Kryminał
Bestseller Picoult (My Sister's Keeper) takes on another contemporary hot-button issue in her brilliantly told new thriller, about a high school shooting. Peter Houghton, an alienated teen who has been bullied for years by the popular crowd, brings weapons to his high school in Sterling, N.H., one day and opens fire, killing 10 people. Flashbacks reveal how bullying caused Peter to retreat into a world of violent computer games. Alex Cormier, the judge assigned to Peter's case, tries to maintain her objectivity as she struggles to understand her daughter, Josie, one of the surviving witnesses of the shooting. The author's insights into her characters' deep-seated emotions brings this ripped-from-the-headlines read chillingly alive.
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