The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

Author: Jonas Jonasson
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062329138
Size: 11,74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jonas Jonasson's picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, written with the same light-hearted satirical voice as his bestselling debut novel, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. On June 14th, 2007, the King and Prime Minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill: the truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. Here is where the story merges with, then diverges from reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile . . . the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she's on the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secret service in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclear nation, and the fate of the world now lies in Nombeko's hands.

Diy Satellite Platforms

Author: Sandy Antunes
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449310605
Size: 16,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 178

Want to build your own satellite and launch it into space? It’s easier than you may think. The first in a series of four books, this do-it-yourself guide shows you the essential steps needed to design a base picosatellite platform—complete with a solar-powered computer-controlled assembly—tough enough to withstand a rocket launch and survive in orbit for three months. Whether you want to conduct scientific experiments, run engineering tests, or present an orbital art project, you’ll select basic components such as an antenna, radio transmitter, solar cells, battery, power bus, processor, sensors, and an extremely small picosatellite chassis. This entertaining series takes you through the entire process—from planning to launch. Prototype and fabricate printed circuit boards to handle your payload Choose a prefab satellite kit, complete with solar cells, power system, and on-board computer Calculate your power budget—how much you need vs. what the solar cells collect Select between the Arduino or BasicX-24 onboard processors, and determine how to use the radio transmitter and sensors Learn your launch options, including the providers and cost required Use milestones to keep your project schedule in motion

Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All

Author: Jonas Jonasson
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062458183
Size: 19,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden—a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers—a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison—accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders’ “missions.” Using the media’s obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent’s superb “skill,” they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they’re making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they’ve built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders’ newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover what truly matters.

The Genie In The Bottle

Author: Joe Schwarcz
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805071382
Size: 10,31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 654

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Sins Of My Father 3

Author: Brittin Amir
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514639382
Size: 13,41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 617

Money. Power. Love. In the life of Sincere, she gave her heart to Harlem and he betrayed her. Vulnerable, she began to fall for Seven and he deceived her. Will she ever find true love? Nosakhere is a good man looking for his queen. However, no woman can compete with Sincere. Will he ever get the nerve to tell her how he truly feels? Omni lost the love of his life and all he desires is revenge. He won't stop until he gets it. Harlem has the money and the power but lost the love of his life. Can he win Sincere back or is she gone forever? Bronx has his love and the money. He lacks the power. Is he able to step up to the plate and run the city of Miami? Throughout this final installment, you will encounter twists and turns that will shock you but the ending that Brittin Amir created will leave you speechless!!


Author: Keith Miles
Editor: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1615953914
Size: 13,81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A funeral in the family forces Alan Saxon to go home and confront the father he hates. Old wounds are reopened and he beats a hasty retreat. Though he flies off to the Far East, he cannot outrun his problems. His first port of call is Bangkok where he plays a round of golf with an old friend, Sam Limsong. Pleasure is soon overshadowed by some alarming developments, and he flies on to Tokyo with deep misgivings. Contracted to make an instructional video, Saxon falls foul of his host, the tyrannical Shoei Ogino, head of a giant corporation who is obsessed with the game of golf. In Ogino's relationship with his sons, Saxon sees parallels with his own father's attitudes. Those parallels are thrown into sharper relief when Ogino is murdered. Saxon is caught up in the family chaos and drawn into a relationship with the delectable Mitsu, bereaved daughter of Ogino. Problems multiply for the British golfer, but he continues to fly the flag bravely....

Sgt Frog Vol 9

Author: Mine Yoshizaki
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421584123
Size: 18,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 271

When Keroro is left home alone, Fuyuki's innocent Children's Day decorations become weapons for the sergeant. When Fuyuki finds out, not even Natsumi can stop his outraged rampage! During the monsoon season, Keroro has to use a power limiter or else he loses all control. When they try to remove the limiter, the frog goes haywire! And when the Platoon is about to be sent back to Keron for taking too long to conquer Pokopen, Kururu has the solution-an Earth replica operation! -- VIZ Media

Marriage Scandal Showbiz Baby Mills Boon Modern

Author: Sharon Kendrick
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1474063985
Size: 20,83 MB
Format: PDF
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A Court Gesture

Author: Jenny Gardiner
Editor: Jenny Gardiner Books
Size: 15,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 673

Hard to get never felt so good… Prince Luca of Monaforte is a player. Or so the tabloids claim. Rarely is he seen without a gorgeous, tall, blonde celebrity on his arm, and never has he had to so much as lift a finger to woo any female within a fifty-mile radius of him. Until he meets Larkin Mallory, a journalist he encounters who is covering fashion week. Petite, blonde-haired Larkin Mallory would rather stick a toothpick in her eyeball than have to sit through an interview with the arrogant young prince from Monaforte, who clearly thinks he’s all that. But when her boss gives her the choice: interview him or be fired, she makes sure Luca is in for the most uncomfortable interview he’s ever had to suffer through. Too bad for Larkin that being as formidable as a medieval fortress only makes Luca want to win her to his side even more.


Author: Ray Robertson
Editor: Biblioasis
ISBN: 1926845870
Size: 15,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 292

"God and whiskey have got me where I am. Too little of the one, too much of the other." —David King, 1895. Born a slave in 1847, but raised as a free man by the Reverend William King, David has rebelled against his emancipator and his predestined future in the church. He’s taken up residence in the nearby town of Chatham, made a living robbing graves, and now presides—in the company of a German ex-prostitute named Loretta—over an illegal after-hours tavern. These days that final, violent confrontation with Reverend King seems like a lifetime ago. The residents of Chatham know David as a God-cursing, liquor-slinging, money-having man-about-town, famously educated and fabulously eccentric. And he seems to be more-or-less happy … that is, until the death of Reverend King brings his past crashing down upon him. Inspired by the Elgin Settlement, which by 1852 housed 75 free black families and was studied by Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe, David is a fiery look at one man’s quest for knowledge and forgiveness, and a moving portrait of life after the Underground Railroad. Ray Robertson is the author of Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live.