Fiction

Three Stations

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Investigator Arkady Renko has been suspended from the Moscow prosecutor's office for smashing through the corruption of Russia's underbelly to uncover unpleasant truths. Despite this, he strives to solve a final case: a young woman is found dead in a work shed on the perimeter of Moscow's main rail hub, and Renko is the only one who recognises it to be more than the simple drug overdose of a common prostitute. The case quickly unveils itself as an entangled web of murder, money and madness that stretches from the lowest of street urchins to the powerful billionaires, uncovering the extent of corruption and fear in an emergent Russia.
Fiction

Stalin's Ghost

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Once the Chief Investigator of the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko is now a pariah of the Prosecutor's Office and has been reduced to investigating reports of late-night subway riders seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin. Part political hocus-pocus, part wishful thinking - even the illusion of the bloody dictator has a higher approval rating than Renko. After being left by his lover for a more popular and successful detective, Renko's investigation becomes a jealousy-fuelled quest leading to the barren fields of Tver, where millions of soldiers fought, and lost their lives. Here, scavengers collect bones, weapons and paraphernalia off the remains of those slain, but there's more to be found than bullets and boots.
Political Science

حزب الله

Author: أمل سعد غريب

Publisher: Al Manhal

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 407

View: 889

موضوع هذا العمل هو حزب الله، الحزب السياسي الأكبر والأبرز في لبنان، وربما الحركة الإسلامية الأشهر في العالم، وقد ساءت سمعة الحزب بفعل تورطه المزعوم في اختطاف أكثر من ثمانين غربيّا طوال ثمانينيات القرن العشرين، بمن فيهم رهائن بارزون مثل موفد رئيس أساقفة كانتربري، تيري ويت، ويقع الكتاب في ثمانية فصول: (التكيف السياسي والعنف في الدول غير الإسلامية، الدولة الإسلامية والديمقراطية، مفهوم ولاية الفقيه، الشمولية الإسلامية والهوية الوطنية، الصراع مع الغرب، مقاومة الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، معاداة الصهيونية وإسرائيل، ومعاداة اليهودية).
Fiction

Wolves Eat Dogs

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 786

The iron curtain has fallen and a screen of nouveau capitalism stands in its place. Though the New Russia is foreign to Renko, the corruption and brutality that he encounters are all too familiar. The seeming suicide of one of Russia's new billionaires leads Arkady Renko to Chernobyl and the Zone of Exclusion, the still radioactive site of great catastrophe - a spectral netherworld populated by the corrupted, the obstinate and the reckless.
Fiction

Polar Star

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 812

Arkady Renko, former Chief Investigator of the Moscow Town Prosecutor's Office, made too many enemies and lost the favour of his party. After a self-imposed exile in Siberia, Renko toils on the 'slime line' of a factory ship in the Bering Sea. But when an adventurous Georgian woman comes up with the day's catch, the signs of murder are undeniable. Up against the Soviet bureaucracy in a complex international web, Renko must again become the obsessed, dedicated cop he once was. And in doing so, he discovers much more than he bargained for…
Fiction

Havana Bay

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 253

Former Inspector for the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko, is summoned to Cuba to identify a liquefying corpse, dragged from the oily waters of Havana Bay. Renko finds himself in a decaying country, the final recess of Communism - a place where Russia is despised, exotic rituals take precedence and unexpected danger meets bewildering contradictions. After a harrowing experience that has left Renko on the verge of suicide, this new mystery leads him on a trail of deceit that reaches international proportions, and gives him a reason to relish his own life again.
Fiction

Gorky Park

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 698

Three bodies found frozen in the snow. And the hunt for the killer begins… A triple murder in Moscow’s famous Gorky Park amusement centre rocks the capital – three corpses found in the snow, so badly mutilated that their identities can’t be verified. Chief Investigator Arkady Renko from the Moscow police takes the case. Renko is a brilliant investigator – dangerously so. Now, to identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI and the police – and stay alive doing it…. 'You'll be engrossed in the atmospheric setting and the complexity of Renko's pained character' Observer 'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe' Val McDermid
Fiction

Tatiana

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 957

In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko. In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols. A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana's past - and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia's future. 'At times the writing mesmerizes with its originality...Long live Renko.' The New York Times Book Review 'Smith's point hits the mark with requisite force…Basic human behaviour - especially the worst of it - is so deeply embedded into psychological fabric that the same battles are waged even when the monsters keep shifting shapes.' The Los Angeles Times
Cooking

أستطيع أن أجعلك نحيلة

Author: Paul McKenna

Publisher: العبيكان للنشر

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 124

View: 314

هل تريدين أن تتناولي ما تريدين وتنقصين مع ذلك من وزنك؟ > هل ترغبين أن تشعري بالرضى التام عن جسدك؟ > هل أنت غير قادرة على إنقاص الخمسة كيلو غرامات الأخيرة؟ > هل تجدين صعوبة في رفض حصة ثانية من الطعام على المائدة؟ > هل أنت منزعجة من عاداتك في تناول الطعام ومن وزنك؟ إذاً سوف يفيدك هذا الكتاب المذهل نسبة نجاح مؤكدة أكثر من 70٪ أهلاً بكِ في طريقة جديدة ثورية للتوقف عن فرط تناول الطعام، والسيطرة على الرغبة الملحة به والشعور بحافز كامل للقيام بالتمارين الرياضية. طوّر بول مك كينا نظاماً لإنقاص الوزن يعد فتحاً جديداً، يعيد فيه ترتيب أفكارك ومواقفك ونظرتك إلى نفسك وإلى صحتك وإلى الطعام؛ كي يساعدك على التحكم بسهولة بالحمية التي تتناولينها وأن تنقصي من وزنك إلى الأبد. عندما تستعملين نظام بول المذهل فإنك ستستفيدين من أحدث التقنيات النفسية في البدء بإنقاص الوزن على الفور! يمكنك إعادة تطبيق النظام مرة بعد مرة إلى أن تشعري بالرضى عن نفسك وأنت تحافظين على شكلك وحجمك ووزنك المثاليين. لقد نقص وزني وبقي مثالياً على الدوام، ولقد أصبحت علاقتي مع الطعام مريحة. أنا مقتنعة أن الحميات لا تفيد في حين أن طريقة بول مك كينا مفيدة جداً. كريستي يونغ العبيكان للنشر