For The Win

Autore: Cory Doctorow
Editore: Tor Teen
ISBN: 9781429989046
Grandezza: 22,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9712
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In the virtual future, you must organize to survive At any hour of the day or night, millions of people around the globe are engrossed in multiplayer online games, questing and battling to win virtual "gold," jewels, and precious artifacts. Meanwhile, others seek to exploit this vast shadow economy, running electronic sweatshops in the world's poorest countries, where countless "gold farmers," bound to their work by abusive contracts and physical threats, harvest virtual treasure for their employers to sell to First World gamers who are willing to spend real money to skip straight to higher-level gameplay. Mala is a brilliant 15-year-old from rural India whose leadership skills in virtual combat have earned her the title of "General Robotwalla." In Shenzen, heart of China's industrial boom, Matthew is defying his former bosses to build his own successful gold-farming team. Leonard, who calls himself Wei-Dong, lives in Southern California, but spends his nights fighting virtual battles alongside his buddies in Asia, a world away. All of these young people, and more, will become entangled with the mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, who will use her experience, her knowledge of history, and her connections with real-world organizers to build them into a movement that can challenge the status quo. The ruthless forces arrayed against them are willing to use any means to protect their power—including blackmail, extortion, infiltration, violence, and even murder. To survive, Big Sister's people must out-think the system. This will lead them to devise a plan to crash the economy of every virtual world at once—a Ponzi scheme combined with a brilliant hack that ends up being the biggest, funnest game of all. Imbued with the same lively, subversive spirit and thrilling storytelling that made LITTLE BROTHER an international sensation, FOR THE WIN is a prophetic and inspiring call-to-arms for a new generation At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Into The Killer Sphere

Autore: Stefania Mattana
Editore:
ISBN: 9781519087218
Grandezza: 15,32 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8971
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What if a former British detective from Scotland Yard is called to solve a murder mystery in Italy? What if a domestic accident turns into a murder case? Mystery, conspiracy, drugs, family intrigues. Life is not easy in Tursenia. Chase Williams is looking forward to a solitary week off, away from the office, when he is dragged into a strange murder mystery by his friend, Inspector Angelo Alunni.Piero Galli has died as a result of a chandelier falling on him and breaking his neck. It looks like an accident, but Alunni is not convinced: so who killed Galli?Despite his plans for a vacation, Chase ends up in a detective story; he has to unravel the knots in a high ranking family of Tursenia, a Medieval city in the heart of Italy, where appearances always come first and foremost, especially if you are wealthy.As well as rough-necked youths, an interrupted wedding and a handful of noisy dogs, Chase has to cope with that Italian classic: meddling neighbours. This is a cozy mystery novella where attention to even the tiniest detail could make the difference between leaving a killer on the loose or bringing him or her to justice.Will Chase take down the assassin before there are more deaths?*** A Highly Rated Read Voted To The Following Positions on Goodreads: 1. 5 Stars Kindle Mysteries and Thrillers 2. Best Cozy Mysteries Under 3 Dollars 3. Favorite Fun Mysteries Find other Chase Williams detective stories on Amazon Kindle Store! From the same series: Pull The Trigger, a Chase Williams murder mystery #2Other Chase Williams's detective short stories:- Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.1, 6x1000k word stories of unusual crimes- Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.2, 10x1000k word stories of unusual crimes- Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.3, 10x1000k word stories of unusual crimes

Afterlands

Autore: Steven Heighton
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752708X
Grandezza: 33,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9904
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In 1871, nineteen men, women, and children, voyaging on the Arctic explorer USS Polaris found themselves cast adrift on an ice floe as their ship began to founder. Based on one of the most remarkable events in polar history, Afterlands tells the haunting story of this small society of castaways -- a white and a black American, five Germans, a Dane, a Swede, an Englishman, and two Inuit families -- and the harrowing six months they spend marooned in the Arctic, struggling to survive both the harsh elements and one another. As the group splinters into factions along ethnic and national lines, rivalries -- complicated by sexual desire, unrequited love, extreme hunger, and suspicion -- begin to turn violent. Steven Heighton's provocative novel fills in the blanks of the Polaris's documented history and explores the shattering emotional and psychological consequences faced by those who survive.

The Killer In My Eyes

Autore: Giorgio Faletti
Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743364342
Grandezza: 41,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6599
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Mayor Marsalis's son is found dead in his New York studio, his body stained red and arranged like the cartoon character Linus - with a blanket next to his ear and his thumb in his mouth. Desperate, Marsalis asks his ex-cop brother, Jordan, to investigate. As the killer strikes again and again, Jordan is thrown together with beautiful young detective Maureen Martini, newly moved from Rome to forget her boyfriend's brutal murder. They begin a race against time to unmask the killer - a murderer seemingly obsessed with comic strips. But in New York nothing is ever quite what it seems. 'In my neck of the woods, people like Faletti are called larger than life, living legends' Jeffery Deaver 'Italy's publishing sensation finally arrives in Britain.' Financial Times

Those Who Leave And Those Who Stay

Autore: Elena Ferrante
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452232
Grandezza: 27,15 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7340
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Book Three in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante’s fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors—Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few—and critics—James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, human relationships, love, family, and friendship. In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women have attempted are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.

Redshirts

Autore: John Scalzi
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575134313
Grandezza: 57,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4263
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Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is even more delighted when he's assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn't be better ... although there are a few strange things going on: (1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces (2) the ship's captain, the chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these encounters (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed. Suddenly it's less surprising how much energy is expended below decks on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned an Away Mission. Andrew's fate may have been sealed ... until he stumbles on a piece of information that changes everything ... and offers him and his fellow redshirts a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives ...

Child Abuse Domestic Violence And Animal Abuse

Autore: Frank R. Ascione
Editore: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557531438
Grandezza: 52,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5625
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Evidence is mounting that animal abuse, frequently embedded in families scarred by domestic violence and child abuse and neglect, often predicts the potential for other violent acts. As early intervention is critical in the prevention and reduction of aggression, this boo encourages researchers and professionals to recognize animal abuse as significant problem and a human public-health issue that should be included as a curriculum topic in training. The book is an interdisciplinary sourcebook of original essays that examines the relations between animal maltreatment and human interpersonal violence, expands the scope of research in this growing area, and provides practical assessment and documentation strategies to help professionals confronting violence do their jobs better by attending to these connections. This book brings together, for the first time, all of the leaders in this emerging field. They examine contemporary research and programmatic issues, encourage cross-disciplinary interactions, and describe innovative programs in the field today. The book also includes vivid first-person accounts from "survivors" whose experiences included animal maltreatment among other forms of family violence.

Fosca

Autore: Igino Ugo Tarchetti
Editore:
ISBN: 9781847491282
Grandezza: 54,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4754
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After a passionate but ill-fated love affair with the beautiful married woman Clara, the young army officer Giorgio is transferred from Milan to Parma, where he meets the sickly and unattractive Fosca, the cousin of his commander. Although initially repelled by her, he becomes fascinated by her and slowly succumbs to her morbid, manipulative charms. A witty and satirical critique of romance, desire, and bourgeois sexual conventions, Tarchetti's sophisticated and controversial novel is a masterpiece of 19th-century Italian decadent literature.

Fighting Destiny

Autore: Amelia Hutchins
Editore:
ISBN: 9780991190911
Grandezza: 68,26 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1411
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What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.