Fiction

The Joy Brigade

Author: Martin Limon

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 721

In this pulse-racing ninth adventure, Sergeant George Sueño heads north of Korea's DMZ on a mission to prevent war between the Communist North and the American-allied South. Seoul, early 1970s: US Army Sergeant George Sueño is on a mission of extreme importance to the South Korean government, as well as the US Army. Kim Il-Sung has vowed to reunite North and South Korea into one country before he hands control of the government over to his son, which means North Korea is planning to cross the DMZ and overpower the American-allied South Korean government. Sueño's mission is to prevent this by sneaking into North Korea and obtaining an ancient map detailing the network of secret tunnels that run underneath the DMZ. To do so, he will have to go undercover and infiltrate the North Korean Communist inner sanctum. Aware of the often dubious nature of the US Military's tactics, Sueño is skeptical about his assignment. But he has other things on his mind. The keeper of the map is Doc Yong, a former lover of Sueño's who was forced to flee South Korea the year before—and she has a son. Before they can be happily reunited, the plan falls to pieces, and Sueño is captured. Can he rely on the enigmatic Hero Kang, his sole contact in the hostile country? Will the lovely Rhee Mi-Sook, the leader of the North Korean secret police, be too much to handle? And who are the mysterious group of women known as the Joy Brigade?
Fiction

Star Trek: Caveat Emptor

Author: Ian Edgington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 329

STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS CAVEAT EMPTOR DaiMon Forg of the Ferengi Merchantman thought he was getting a fantastic new computer at a stunningly low price. But he realized too late that the price he paid for the machine from Beta 3 was far too high... What starts as a simple rescue mission reveals something that astonishes the U.S.S. da Vinci crew -- a ship full of polite, docile, and generous Ferengi! Soon, Commander Gomez and her S.C.E. team realize that the Ferengi have been taken over by Landru, the ancient super-computer, which has returned -- a century after being dismantled by the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ -- to wreak havoc once more. And Landru has set its sights on the da Vinci next...
Fiction

No Surrender

Author: Mike Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 829

When your ship falls under the thrall of the ancient Landru super-computer, or when you discover an alien device planted on your world before life evolved, call in Captain David Gold and the miracle workers from the Starfleet Corps of Engineers team on the U.S.S. da Vinci. Captain Gold and Dr. Elizabeth Lense must face their greatest trials yet. Gold must confront an old friend who has turned terrorist and threatens the lives of millions -- including the terrorist's own daughter. And Lense must put aside the horrors she faced in the Dominion War to find a cure for a plague on Sherman's Planet before that world's entire population -- and the crew of the da Vinci -- perish. SCE: No Surrender contains the complete eBook editions of S.C.E. adventures #13-16.
Fiction

No Surrender

Author: Various

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 627

The intrepid ingenious Starfleet Corps of Engineers return with four new challenging adventures. In NO SURRENDER the S.C.E. try to salvage a failed prison facility in a political firestorm, as the failure was due to sabotage by a group of political agitators. CAVEAT EMPTOR finds the corps contesting an ancient super-computer in a simple rescue mission gone horribly wrong. In PAST LIFE they must save the Evorons from certain demise when a radical faction sets out to destroy any evidence the Environs have that aliens visited the world before civilisation began. A And in OATHS a questionable malaise plagues the chief medical officer of S.C.E., Dr. Elizabeth Lense. Can she find her way out of depression to determine a cure to save her shipmates and an entire planets population from a deathly virus?
History

A Kim Jong-Il Production

Author: Paul Fischer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 848

A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer - love, films and kidnapping in North Korea, the world's wildest regime Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution: order the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous actress and her ex-husband, the country's most acclaimed director. In a jaw-dropping mission the couple were kidnapped, held hostage and then 'employed' to make films for the Dear Leader, including a remake of Godzilla. They gained Kim's trust - but could they escape? A non-fiction thriller with a plot so jaw-dropping even Hollywood couldn't make it up, this extraordinary book will be enjoyed by fans of Argo and Nothing to Envy. 'A story almost too wild to believe . . . Unputdownable' Benjamin Wallace, author of New York Times bestseller The Billionaire's Vinegar Paul Fischer is a film producer and writer. Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in France, he studied Social Sciences at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and Film at the University of Southern California and the New York Film Academy. He has worked as an independent film producer in London for the past seven years; his first feature, the documentary Radioman, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Doc NYC festival. A Kim Jong-Il Production is his first book.
Fiction

A Loyal Character Dancer

Author: Qiu Xiaolong

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 540

The second book in the Inspector Chen investigations Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort US Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai’s beautiful Bund Park. Li insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn takes priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man and also a loyal Party member.
Fiction

The House Sitter

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 839

The corpse of a beautiful woman, clad in only a bathing suit, is found strangled to death on a popular Sussex beach. When she is finally identified, it turns out she was a top profiler for the National Crime Faculty, who was working on the case of a serial killer. And though she was a Bath resident, the authorities don't want Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond to investigate the murder. How strange. What could they be trying to hide?
Fiction

Death of a Hawker

Author: Janwillem van de Wetering

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 373

A riot has erupted in New Market Square, transforming the normally sedate streets of Amsterdam into a mass of angry protesters. So when the body of the “King” of the local street market is found in his house with his head bashed in, the police are puzzled. The adjoining street has been closed off all day, and the constables stationed outside the scene of the crime didn’t detect any unusual activity. There are only two people who could have reasonably committed the violent act: the victim’s roommate upstairs and his beautiful sister downstairs. Both claim to have seen or heard nothing suspicious when the crime took place. But something isn’t adding up. Is one of them the killer?
Fiction

Catchers in the Sky

Author: Jonathan Damien

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

View: 959

In the first novel to depict realistically both Directed Energy warfare and life in the USAF R&D corps, the reader enters the special worlds of North Korea, the Pentagon, and USAF advanced system development. When headstrong USAF Major Sean Phillips is kicked out of North Korea for botching a Treaty Operation, he is banished to the boonies to get a problem-plagued missile defense aircraft, the Airborne Laser (X), and its rag-tag crew, led by the militantly pacifist scientist Emily Engel on schedule. As North Korea opens up to the west and a disarmament treaty moves forward, Sean deploys his untried crew and aircraft in a rogue operation to protect the local civilian populations under the shadow of war. Written by a USAF insider, based on a real anti-missile aircraft, the book is filled with exquisite details and storytelling. 'An exciting adventure story. Read it - you will enjoy it and learn a lot.' Maj. Gen. George B. Harrison, USAF (Ret).
Humor

The Joy of Hate

Author: Greg Gutfeld

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 526

From the irreverent star of Fox News’s Red Eye and The Five, hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture. Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals uses the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense. The Joy of Hate tackles this conundrum head on--replacing the idiocy of open-mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people. With countless examples grabbed from the headlines, Gutfeld provides readers with the enormous tally of what pisses us all off. For example: - The double standard: You can make fun of Christians, but God forbid Muslims. It's okay to call a woman any name imaginable, as long as she's a Republican. And no problem if you're a bigot, as long as you're politically correct about it. - The demonizing of the Tea Party and romanticizing of the Occupy Wall Streeters. - The media who are always offended (see MSNBC lineup) - How critics of Obamacare or illegal immigration are somehow immediately labeled racists. - The endless debate over the Ground Zero Mosque (which Gutfeld planned to open a Muslim gay bar next to). - As well as pretentious music criticism, slow-moving ceiling fans, and snotty restaurant hostesses. Funny and sarcastic to the point of being mean (but in a nice way), The Joy of Hate points out the true jerks in this society and tells them all off. From the Hardcover edition.