Der Sommer Als Der Regen Ausblieb

Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Editor: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641110815
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Es ist der heißeste Sommer, den die Menschen in England je erlebt haben. Seit Monaten hat es nicht mehr geregnet, in den Gärten verdorrt das Gras, und schon morgens liegt die Julihitze bleiern über London, als Robert Riordan wie jeden Tag das Haus verlässt, um die Zeitung zu holen. Doch er kehrt nicht zurück. Die Suche nach ihm zwingt die drei Kinder von Robert und Gretta zur Rückkehr in ihr Elternhaus: die seit Jahren zerstrittenen Schwestern Monica und Aoife sowie ihren Bruder Michael Francis. Alle drei haben mit privaten Krisen zu kämpfen, und die Sorge um den Vater sowie das plötzliche Aufeinandertreffen spitzen die Probleme und ihre Konflikte untereinander zu. Sie ahnen nicht, dass Gretta eine Erklärung für Roberts Verschwinden haben könnte, aber ihr Geheimnis nicht einmal jetzt preisgeben kann.

Castle 01 Hitzewelle

Author: Richard Castle
Editor:
ISBN: 9783864250071
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Die 26 Romane des Mystery-Autors waren allesamt Bestseller. Sein Debütroman In the Hail of Bullets hat ihm sogar den renommierten Nom DePlume Society's Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature eingebracht. Sein bekanntestes und beliebtestes Werk ist die inzwischen abgeschlossene, 12-bändige Roman-Reihe um den pensionierten New Yorker Polizisten Derrick Storm. Seine neue Serie um Nikki Heat basiert auf wahren Fällen, die er gemeinsam mit einer Beamtin des New York Police Departments gelöst hat. Bisher sind zwei Bände erschienen.

Heat Wave

Author: Eric Klinenberg
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022627621X
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On Thursday, July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was over. Meteorologists had been warning residents about a two-day heat wave, but these temperatures did not end that soon. When the heat wave broke a week later, city streets had buckled; the records for electrical use were shattered; and power grids had failed, leaving residents without electricity for up to two days. And by July 20, over seven hundred people had perished-more than twice the number that died in the Chicago Fire of 1871, twenty times the number of those struck by Hurricane Andrew in 1992—in the great Chicago heat wave, one of the deadliest in American history. Heat waves in the United States kill more people during a typical year than all other natural disasters combined. Until now, no one could explain either the overwhelming number or the heartbreaking manner of the deaths resulting from the 1995 Chicago heat wave. Meteorologists and medical scientists have been unable to account for the scale of the trauma, and political officials have puzzled over the sources of the city's vulnerability. In Heat Wave, Eric Klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct what he calls a "social autopsy," examining the social, political, and institutional organs of the city that made this urban disaster so much worse than it ought to have been. Starting with the question of why so many people died at home alone, Klinenberg investigates why some neighborhoods experienced greater mortality than others, how the city government responded to the crisis, and how journalists, scientists, and public officials reported on and explained these events. Through a combination of years of fieldwork, extensive interviews, and archival research, Klinenberg uncovers how a number of surprising and unsettling forms of social breakdown—including the literal and social isolation of seniors, the institutional abandonment of poor neighborhoods, and the retrenchment of public assistance programs—contributed to the high fatality rates. The human catastrophe, he argues, cannot simply be blamed on the failures of any particular individuals or organizations. For when hundreds of people die behind locked doors and sealed windows, out of contact with friends, family, community groups, and public agencies, everyone is implicated in their demise. As Klinenberg demonstrates in this incisive and gripping account of the contemporary urban condition, the widening cracks in the social foundations of American cities that the 1995 Chicago heat wave made visible have by no means subsided as the temperatures returned to normal. The forces that affected Chicago so disastrously remain in play in America's cities, and we ignore them at our peril. For the Second Edition Klinenberg has added a new Preface showing how climate change has made extreme weather events in urban centers a major challenge for cities and nations across our planet, one that will require commitment to climate-proofing changes to infrastructure rather than just relief responses.

Heat Wave

Author: Max Allan Collins
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743480567
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Lieutenant Horatio Caine and his team of forensic specialists investigate the murder of crime boss Kurt Wallace amid the underworld power struggle for control of Wallace's Miami crime empire. Original. (A CBS television series, produced by Jerry Bruckeimer, starring David Caruso, Emily Proctor, Rory Cochrane, Adam Rodriguez, & Khandi Alexander) (Suspense)

Hockey Heat Wave

Author: Christine Forsyth
Editor: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9781550286182
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Mitch Stevens is glad that he and his best friend, Zack, have been admitted to a special hockey camp, until he and Zack are placed in separate cabins, he makes friends with Zack's rival, and Zack entrusts him with a dangerous secret.

Heat Wave

Author: Jill Marie Landis
Editor: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611947383
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"An engrossing romance and a great beach read."--Marie Hashima Lofton, Bookreporter He hired her to find his long-lost daughter, not to fall in love. California private investigator Kat Vargas lives a lonely life of danger with a painful past. Desperate for rest and relaxation, she leaves the city lights of Long Beach to house sit in Twilight Cove, a tiny beach town. Having recently found out about the baby he fathered when he was in high school, Ty Chandler has been eager to find her. After he learns about the P.I. in his neighborhood he hires her to find his now nineteen-year-old daughter. Kat and Ty join forces to hunt for the girl and begin to fall in love. But Kat knows better than to give her heart away. Her tragic past can't be forgotten. When she and Ty locate his daughter, Sunny, she's a cynical outcast, living hand-to-mouth, and caring for her baby. They coax her to Twilight Cove, where Kat becomes convinced Sunny is on the run from some kind of trouble. Can these damaged loners form a family? A seven-time Romance Writers of America finalist for the RITA Award, Jill Marie Landis also now writes The Tiki Goddess Mysteries (set on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, where she lives with her husband, actor Steve Landis.)

Castle 1 Heat Wave Hitzewelle

Author: Richard Castle
Editor: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3864250218
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Ein New Yorker Immobilienmagnat stürzt aus großer Höhe auf einen Bürgersteig in Manhattan. Eine Vorzeigeehefrau mit einer zwielichtigen Vergangenheit überlebt knapp einen Überfall. Gangster und Mogule, die jede Menge Gründe zum Töten haben, präsentieren wasserdichte Alibis. Und dann kommt es während einer rekordverdächtigen Hitzewelle zu einem weiteren schockierenden Mord und damit zu einer Kehrtwende im aktuellen Fall. Die schmutzigen kleinen Geheimnisse der Reichen, die bisher im Dunkeln lagen, werden aufgedeckt - und erweisen sich als tödlich. Detective Nikki Heat vom NYPD Morddezernat ist nicht nur taff, sexy, und professionell, sondern besitzt auch einen starken Sinn für Gerechtigkeit. Doch als ihr Vorgesetzter ihr den Starjournalisten Jameson Rook zuteilt, damit dieser bei ihren Ermittlungen für einen Artikel über die New Yorker Polizei recherchieren kann, sieht sie sich plötzlich einer unerwarteten Herausforderung gegenüber. Pulitzerpreisträger Rook ist nämlich ebenso anstrengend wie gutaussehend. Richard Castle ist der Autor diverser Bestseller. Bekannt wurde er vor allem durch die nach ihm benannte TV-Serie "Castle" (läuft auf Kabel 1). Dort begleitet er die New Yorker Polizistin Kate Beckett. Die in der Serie recherchierten Dinge schlachtet er für die Abenteuer seiner neuen Romanfigur Nikki Heat aus.

Heat Wave

Author: Nancy Thayer
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472216059
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New York Times bestseller Nancy Thayer tells a deeply moving tale of a life unravelled and of learning to live and love again. For fans of Santa Montefiore and Barbara Delinsky. Carley Winsted never expected her world could change so much in just one moment. Now, after her husband's sudden death, she is bravely putting her life back together one piece at a time. Determined to keep her daughters in their beloved Nantucket home, she transforms their historic house into a bed and breakfast. But not everyone is supportive - least of all her mother-in-law. And when a friend convinces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, could shatter the lives of those around her, will the pressure become too much? As Carley strives to move forward amid the intensity of a summer heat wave, she will soon discover that a world of opportunities awaits, and that with every ending comes a new beginning.

Heat Wave

Author: Eileen Spinelli
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547564296
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The mercury is climbing in Lumberville, and the folks are doing everything they can to keep cool. Officer McGinnis spends the day in a cold bath, Lottie Mims does her housework in her bathing suit, and Abigail and Ralphie Blue sell ice cubes. When the temperature refuses to relent, the entire community seeks solace by the river--where everyone dreams of cool relief. A cast of quirky characters and lots of playful details from two celebrated picture-book talents make this heat wave look like fun!

Heat Wave

Author: Cassie Waters
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144244147X
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The sparks fly in this heated addition to Spotlight’s swim club–centric tween series. The 4th of July is supposed to be the perfect summer night at Riverside Swim Club, but expectations are turned upside down when RSC’s star swimmer, Jen Cho, breaks her leg! The next morning, the coach tells Grace she’ll have to fill in for Jen at next week’s big swim meet. The problem? Grace is a totally terrible swimmer. Meanwhile, Christina is trying everything under the sun to get Mike Morris to notice her. When Mike offers to help Grace with her swimming, Christina sees the perfect opportunity for Grace to talk to Mike about her. But what happens when it seems that Mike likes Grace instead? And when Grace starts to realize that she might like Mike’s best friend best? One thing’s for sure: It’s the heat of the summer and the sparks are about to fly!