Il Mentore

Author: Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Editor: Rita Carla F. Monticelli
ISBN: 1310354855
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Vent’anni fa Eric l’aveva salvata. Adesso chi avrebbe salvato lui? Il quasi cinquantenne detective a capo di una squadra scientifica di Scotland Yard, Eric Shaw, si trova a investigare insieme alla detective Miriam Leroux sulla morte di un pregiudicato, ucciso con due colpi di pistola: uno al collo, in uno stile simile a quello di una inusuale esecuzione, ma preceduto da uno all’inguine, che sembra avere una connotazione più personale. La sua attenzione sul lavoro è, però, spesso distratta dalla presenza di una criminologa della sua squadra, Adele Pennington, oltre vent’anni più giovane di lui, per la quale si rende conto di avere un interesse extra-professionale, peraltro non ricambiato. Nel frattempo i dettagli di un delitto molto simile vengono descritti in uno dei tanti blog anonimi sulla rete, della cui esistenza la polizia londinese è completamente all’oscuro. L’autrice del blog si firma col nome Mina, come una delle vittime di un caso di Shaw di molti anni prima.

Oltre Il Limite

Author: Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Editor: Rita Carla F. Monticelli
ISBN: 1988113709
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Fin dove saresti disposto a spingerti, per proteggere un segreto? Il corpo senza vita di una donna in abito da sera viene scoperto nella sala della festa del museo delle cere. Tutto farebbe pensare a un suicidio, ma il detective Eric Shaw, caposquadra della Scientifica di Scotland Yard intervenuto sul posto con la criminologa Adele Pennington, nota subito delle similitudini con il caso del serial killer soprannominato ‘chirurgo plastico’, risolto tre anni prima con l’arresto di un uomo: Robert Graham. Forse qualcuno lo sta emulando oppure Graham aveva un complice, ma esiste una terza possibilità ed è questa in particolare a preoccupare Eric, che all’epoca, certo della colpevolezza del sospettato, aveva falsificato una prova fisica per assicurarne la condanna. E se avesse compiuto un errore e mandato in prigione la persona sbagliata? Le indagini lo riportano a lavorare con Miriam Leroux, la giovane detective della Omicidi che fino all’anno precedente collaborava con la sua squadra, e insieme a lei si ritroverà a seguire le tracce di un inafferrabile assassino, in una corsa contro il tempo lunga tre giorni. Questo potrebbe anche essere il suo ultimo caso importante prima di un’eventuale promozione a sovrintendente, se non fosse per il fatto che il detective George Jankowski, in lizza per lo stesso avanzamento di grado, ha deciso di giocare sporco per mettere in cattiva luce il collega e favorire la propria carriera. Nel farlo, però, questi finirà per avvicinarsi pericolosamente all’inconfessabile segreto custodito da Eric e dalla sua allieva. L’atto finale del detective Eric Shaw, protagonista del bestseller internazionale “Il mentore”. Questo romanzo è l’ultimo libro della trilogia del detective Eric Shaw. Per una sua completa comprensione è necessaria la lettura dei volumi precedenti della serie: “Il mentore” e “Sindrome”.

Ophir

Author: Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Editor: Rita Carla F. Monticelli
ISBN: 1988113458
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CUSy è l’IA che gestisce gli habitat marziani. CUSy veglia sugli abitanti di Marte, assicura il loro benessere, controlla i sistemi che li mantengono in vita. Ma chi controlla CUSy? Sono passati pochi anni dalla ripresa dei rapporti tra Marte e la Terra, durante i quali i colonizzatori hanno trasformato Ophir in una piccola città. Nonostante il supporto da parte dell’Agenzia Spaziale Internazionale sia stato finora fondamentale e in cambio quest’ultima abbia ottenuto nuove tecnologie sviluppate dai marziani, la diffidenza reciproca rappresenta ancora il più grosso ostacolo per il progetto comune di conquista dello spazio. Durante una missione nel Mare Ingenii, situato sul lato lontano della Luna, Hassan Qabbani scopre, infatti, sulla propria pelle che sulla Terra c’è chi vorrebbe abbandonare completamente il pianeta rosso ed è pronto a qualsiasi azione pur di rallentare il programma Aurora. Su Marte, invece, Melissa Diaz sta portando avanti un piano alternativo per avvicinarsi all’agenzia, nonostante i centinaia di milioni di chilometri di distanza, e nel frattempo ha individuato una strategia per isolare, tra i vari ceppi di batteri disseminati nelle acque sotterranee, quelli che potrebbero ancora contenere i geni perduti del codice capaci di conferirle la resistenza ai campi magnetici permanenti. Le ricerche la condurranno a un lungo viaggio, insieme al suo compagno Nicholas, attraverso lo sconfinato deserto rosso di Marte, mentre il parziale isolamento dalla collettività la spingerà a esplorare l’altrettanto misteriosa natura umana che, di giorno in giorno, impone sempre più su di lei la propria influenza. Ma la giovane leader potrebbe non essere l’unica entità senziente sul pianeta impegnata a esplorare la propria natura. In questo romanzo ritornano sia i protagonisti della serie di “Deserto rosso”, di cui rappresenta il seguito cronologico, che alcuni personaggi de “L’isola di Gaia”. È perciò essenziale, per una completa comprensione della storia, la precedente lettura delle prime due parti del ciclo dell’Aurora.

Red Desert Point Of No Return

Author: Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Editor: Rita Carla F. Monticelli
ISBN: 1311628312
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Thirty years after the Mars exploration mission ‘Hera’, whose crew died in mysterious circumstances, the ensuing political issues that slowed NASA's race to conquer space have finally ended. This time the five members of the new ‘Isis’ mission will not travel the 400 million kilometres for a short visit. This time they are destined to become the first colonisers of the Red Planet. The science fiction series “Red Desert”, set in the near future, includes four books. The first one, “Point of No Return”, is a novella. In what looks like a suicide attempt, Swedish exobiologist Anna Persson, crew member of the Isis, secretly leaves Station Alpha at the crack of dawn to travel deep into the Martian desert in a pressurised rover. As she journeys to the limit of her two day oxygen supply, she shows us memories of events from her past leading up to the mission. Little by little, as time and oxygen run out, she reveals the real Anna. Whatever her goal, wherever it is, will Anna reach her destination? The second book, “Red Desert - People of Mars” (a novel), will be published on 1 September 2014. Follow Anna Persson (AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter! --- This is the first book in a series of four and it ends with a cliffhanger. ---

Amantarra

Author: Richard J. Galloway
Editor: Richard J. Galloway
ISBN: 9780957325746
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A race of beings called the Bruwnan, who, having reached the limits of what was technically possible in the universe, moved beyond it and into a set of dimensions of their own creation. Here, beyond the physical limitations of normal space time they created a virtual city called Valheel which was constructed on the inside of a sphere. For more than half the age of the universe the immortal occupants of Valheel refined the arts and sciences of the physical universe they had left behind. But how many times can you rehash a form of art? How does the mathematical rephrasing of Euclidian physics change the nature of it? Half the age of the universe is a long time to be bored. Amantarra couldn't honestly put a finger on when she realised that something was wrong, the problem had been masked by the general lethargy that had descended on the city. Valheel had become a city of immortals that felt dead. Her father was the first to voice his concern; "people are disappearing" he confided to his two daughters. The Bruwnan were unaware of it, but they were at war with an unknown enemy. Three hundred thousand years before this story starts, Saranythia, Amantarra's sister, had set out to do something about it. She was never heard from again. Now it was Amantarra's turn, but despite her best efforts the battle follows her to Earth where she is forced into hiding. It's in a small town in England that an unsuspecting John Godbert suddenly finds himself caught up in a war that is older than the human race. Not only is he caught up in it, he is the key to the survival of two species, human and Bruwnan.

Red Desert Back Home

Author: Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Editor: Rita Carla F. Monticelli
ISBN: 1310326053
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They’ve succeeded in escaping. And are going back home. But they aren’t alone. Now that the adventure on Mars is over, what will become of Earth? The final book in the science fiction series “Red Desert”. Earth. It’s their home, they were born and raised there, but at the same time they’ve never set foot there. And so the deep feelings that Anna and Hassan have as they return to their own planet, after almost five years, are mixed with the marvel of the foreign entity they bring with them, as it lands on a new world. The two survivors of the Isis mission are welcomed as heroes, but they can’t enjoy the adulation. The intent they are pursuing has priority over everything else. Besides the internal battle between the new Anna and the old, two more conflicts consume her: the one against the hidden dangers brought by Earth itself, not to mention its inhabitants, and a more complex one involving her own feelings, which will force her to make an important choice affecting her future. In the meantime, on the Red Planet, Melissa finds herself deepening her exploration of human nature, torn between dread and disdain against it, and a growing sense of belonging. But someone, intrigued by the sudden acceleration of the whole Isis program, is beginning to have suspicions. Now that the adventure on Mars is over, what will Anna’s choice be? What will become of Earth? The previous books are: “Red Desert - Point of No Return” (book 1); “Red Desert - People of Mars” (book 2); “Red Desert - Invisible Enemy” (book 3). Follow Anna Persson (@AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter!

The Mentor

Author: Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Editor: AmazonCrossing
ISBN: 9781503947375
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Red Desert Invisible Enemy

Author: Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Editor: Rita Carla F. Monticelli
ISBN: 1310695806
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Third book in the science fiction series “Red Desert”. The joy of finding the small community living in Ophir is soon shattered by the news coming from Houston about the loss of contact with Station Alpha. In fact for more than a day now, no life signs have been detected inside the habitat. So, together with Jack, Anna sets out for Lunae Planum again. She’s assailed by dread about Robert’s and Hassan’s fate, and also by doubts concerning their involvement in the death of both the Isis mission commander, and most of all, his wife. However, having to face Michelle’s murderer is only the first of her problems. Torn between the desire to return to Earth and the ambition of getting the credit for her scientific discoveries, Anna will see her feeble certainties waver several times, until the revelation of a more devious danger concealed by the Red Planet: an invisible enemy, whose mysterious intent menaces her existence and the one of the only person who is still at her side. The previous books are: “Red Desert - Point of No Return” (book 1); “Red Desert - People of Mars” (book 2). The final book, “Red Desert - Back Home”, will be published next summer. Follow Anna Persson (@AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter! --- This is the third book in a series of four and it ends with a cliffhanger. ---

Red Desert People Of Mars

Author: Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Editor: Rita Carla F. Monticelli
ISBN: 1311801197
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Second book in the science fiction series "Red Desert". After 995 days on Mars, the enthusiasm of the Isis crew has turned into frustration and intolerance. Their research hasn't provided the hoped for outcomes, the resources at their disposal are insufficient, and NASA had previously cancelled the launch of a second mission, which would have brought more colonisers and equipment to the planet. Relationships among the five members of the expedition have become difficult. Station Alpha is home to a complex web of conflicts, secrets, alliances, and rivalries. Now a new launch window is about to open, but the news from Houston isn't reassuring at all. While the finding of a possible ice sac might give a positive turn to the events, Anna, embittered by the unusual behaviour of Robert and the cold war against Hassan, is considering the opportunity to return to Earth. When death strikes amongst the five inhabitants of Mars, Anna finds her only possible choice is a solitary escape. But Mars has got an incredible discovery in store for her, a key to a mystery hidden in the depths of Valles Marineris. The first book is "Red Desert - Point of No Return". The third book, "Red Desert - Invisible Enemy" (a novel), will be published at the beginning of 2015. Follow Anna Persson (@AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter! --- This is the second book in a series of four and it ends with a cliffhanger. ---

Justifying Christian Aramaism

Author: E. van Staalduine-Sulman
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004355936
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In Justifying Christian Aramaism Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman explores how Christian scholars of the sixteenth and early seventeenth century justify their study of the Targums, the Jewish Aramaic translations of the Hebrew Bible.