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The Night Manager

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Either we make you rich or we make you dead. On a bleak January night at the outbreak of the Gulf War, Mr. Richard Onslow Roper, a very special visitor, arrives with his entourage at a Zurich hotel. The night manager, Jonathan Pine, recognizes him immediately—and prays that the identification is not mutual. Welcome to the new era of espionage, where the habits and rules forged in the darkest days of the Cold War are applied to an even more harrowing end. This is Roper's world—a world of illegal arms dealers and drug smugglers, men whose ruthlessness is matched only by their hunger for unlimited wealth. Enter Leonard Burr, former British intelligence officer turned international policeman. Burr recruits Pine to his cause, and launches him on an undercover odyssey that takes him from Zurich to the desolate coast of Cornwall, and eventually to a village in Quebec where he obtains the identity that will be his tickets of entry to Roper's island hideaway in the Bahamas. In what is perhaps John le Carré's greatest work to day, The Night Manager brings to life a whole new era of intrigue, brilliantly conceived by the undisputed master of the genre.

Le Fils de Trois Pères

Le Fils de Trois Pères Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gaston Leroux
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C'est bientôt le carnaval à Nice et un nom défraie la chronique : Hardigras. Depuis quelques temps il ridiculise et dérobe Hyacinthe Supia, directeur des grands magasins «La Bella Nissa». Des draps manquent au rayon blanc et on trouve à la place la carte de visite du voleur ; au rayon soie, on craint qu'il sème encore la zizanie. Antoinette Agagnose, la filleule de Supia, a une idée pour mettre la main sur Hardigras: faire appel à son ami d'enfance, le génial Titin le Bastardon. «Le Fils de Trois Pères» est un roman policier proche de la comédie provinciale. D'une plume humoristique, Gaston Leroux raconte l'histoire d'un voleur déguisé — à la double identité. Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) est un écrivain français. Exerçant le métier d'avocat, il commence par arrondir ses fins de mois en publiant des comptes-rendus de procès pour le journal L'Écho de Paris. Il est repéré en 1893 par le directeur du journal Le Matin: il y devient chroniqueur judiciaire. Son travail est une source d'inspiration pour ses romans. En 1901 il est promu grand reporter, et publie en 1903 «La Double Vie de Théophraste Longuet» sous forme de feuilleton. Sur sa lancée, il publie en 1908 «Le Mystère de la Chambre Jaune», un véritable succès qu'il assure par «Le Fantôme de L'opéra» en 1910, «La Poupée Sanglante» en 1923, «Chéri-Bibi» à compter de 1913.

Catherine Courage

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Parce qu'un jour de printemps un enfant est mort dans ses bras, le destin de Catherine, la fille de Maria Vandamme, a basculé : elle a décidé de devenir médecin. Mais, dans le monde de 1891, une telle ambition est folie pour une femme : toutes les portes, ou presque, sont closes. Catherine va les ouvrir une à une, se lancer dans les aventures les plus risquées avec obstination, générosité et courage, tout comme sa mère, vingt-cinq ans plus tôt. Aimée et désirée d'abord par Paul, un jeune journaliste qui, pour autant, ne comprend guère son ambition, puis par Jérôme qui, lui, saura l'aider, encouragée autant que détestée par son entourage, elle traverse, depuis le Nord jusqu'à Paris, les salons et les taudis, les salles de rédaction et celles des hôpitaux. Et trouve enfin le succès et l'amour. Catherine Courage complète la trilogie commencée avec Maria Vandamme et Alice Van Meulen.

Gaston Leroux Le Fils de trois pères (1925)

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Où Hardigras commence à faire parler de lui Ce matin, avant même que les portes fussent ouvertes aux clients, les grands magasins de la « Bella Nissa », au coin de la place du Palais, étaient en rumeur. Du haut en bas de ce vaste établissement, les employés se lançaient la nouvelle : Hardigras, pendant la nuit, avait encore fait des siennes !…

Un espoir d'automne Tome 2

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Angélique semble complétement perdre la raison alors qu’elle vient de congédier la mystérieuse Enora, celle qui la protégeait, ainsi que Raphaël, l’unique amour de sa vie. Seule au monde, supportera-t-elle la pression des plus puissants qui souhaitent récupérer ses travaux spectaculaires sur les cellules souches ? D’un autre côté, Marc, dans sa quête effrénée pour retrouver sa fille Charlotte, est allé secourir cette même Enora au péril de sa vie. Une femme légendaire soupçonnée des crimes les plus odieux. Qu’a-t-il fait, lui qui n’attendait plus rien de cette vie ? Et qu’est-il réellement arrivé à sa fille ?

Histoires de toujours

Histoires de toujours Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Teagan White,Christian Guibbaud,Emile Jadoul,Virginie Guérin,Annie Gaillat,Fabrice Turrier,Julie Guillem
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Histoires de toujours by Teagan White,Christian Guibbaud,Emile Jadoul,Virginie Guérin,Annie Gaillat,Fabrice Turrier,Julie Guillem Summary

60 histoires et contes traditionnels mêlant grands classiques de notre enfance et textes modernes et ludiques. Des contes de Noël, des récits merveilleux mettant en scène des ogres, des sorcières, des princesses ou des dieux de la mythologie grecque, mais aussi des histoires drôles et insolites en forme d'énigmes ou de devinettes. Des contes à découvrir, redécouvrir et partager, pour rire, rêver ou s'émerveiller.

I Like to Watch

I Like to Watch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emily Nussbaum
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From The New Yorker’s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch. “Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic—smart, engaging, funny, generous, and insightful.”—David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Chicago Tribune • Esquire • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews From her creation of the “Approval Matrix” in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize–winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has argued for a new way of looking at TV. In this collection, including two never-before-published essays, Nussbaum writes about her passion for television, beginning with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show that set her on a fresh intellectual path. She explores the rise of the female screw-up, how fans warp the shows they love, the messy power of sexual violence on TV, and the year that jokes helped elect a reality-television president. There are three big profiles of television showrunners—Kenya Barris, Jenji Kohan, and Ryan Murphy—as well as examinations of the legacies of Norman Lear and Joan Rivers. The book also includes a major new essay written during the year of #MeToo, wrestling with the question of what to do when the artist you love is a monster. More than a collection of reviews, the book makes a case for toppling the status anxiety that has long haunted the “idiot box,” even as it transformed. Through it all, Nussbaum recounts her fervent search, over fifteen years, for a new kind of criticism, one that resists the false hierarchy that elevates one kind of culture (violent, dramatic, gritty) over another (joyful, funny, stylized). I Like to Watch traces her own struggle to punch through stifling notions of “prestige television,” searching for a more expansive, more embracing vision of artistic ambition—one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity and opens to more varied voices. It’s a book that celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean. FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY “This collection, including some powerful new work, proves once and for all that there’s no better American critic of anything than Emily Nussbaum. But I Like to Watch turns out to be even greater than the sum of its brilliant parts—it’s the most incisive, intimate, entertaining, authoritative guide to the shows of this golden television age.”—Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland “Reading Emily Nussbaum makes us smarter not just about what we watch, but about how we live, what we love, and who we are. I Like to Watch is a joy.”—Rebecca Traister

The Honourable Schoolboy

The Honourable Schoolboy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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George Smiley’s revenge George Smiley has become chief of the battered British Secret Service. The betrayals of a Soviet double agent have riddled the spy network. Smiley wants revenge. He chooses his weapon: Jerry Westerby, “The Honourable Schoolboy,” a passionate lover and a seasoned, reckless secret agent. Westerby is pointed east, to Hong Kong. So begins the terrifying game...

Histoires à ne pas raconter à un malade

Histoires à ne pas raconter à un malade Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Françoise Lalande
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« Au propre et au figuré, à l’hôpital, j’ai souvent emprunté la porte de derrière, celle des corbillards et des poubelles. » À la lumière de la crise sanitaire, le titre de meilleur système de santé décerné par l’OMS à la France en 2000 n’est plus d’actualité. Quels sont donc ses véritables besoins, ses forces et ses faiblesses ? Médecin biologiste devenue haute fonctionnaire de la santé, Françoise Lalande a enquêté sur la plupart des catastrophes sanitaires de ces trente dernières années. Tour à tour malade, proche de malade et professionnelle de la santé, elle a été aux premières loges de faits divers médicaux et d’accidents graves. De cette position privilégiée d’observatrice, elle témoigne à travers dix histoires recomposées des dysfonctionnements qui entravent la qualité des soins et dresse un bilan plus général du système de santé français.

Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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Two young lovers treat themselves to a once-in-a-lifetime holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. He's an austere tutor at Oxford. She's a sparky rising London barrister. Their native Britain is floundering in debt. On the second day of their holiday they encounter a rich, charismatic 50-something Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula, wears a diamondencrusted Rolex watch, has a tattoo on the knuckle of his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else Dima wants is the engine that drives John le Carré's majestic, thrilling, tragic, funny, and utterly engrossing new novel of greed and corruption, from the arctic hells of the gulag archipelago to a billionaire's yacht anchored off the Adriatic Coast; to the Men's Final of the French Open tennis championships at the Roland Garros stadium; to two murky Swiss bankers dubbed Peter and the Wolf; and finally and fatally to a Swiss alpine resort nestling in the shadow of the north face of the Eiger and the story's terrifying end.

Le seul dans mon coeur

Le seul dans mon coeur Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emily Blaine,Eve Borelli,Cléo Buchheim,Camelia Niven
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Le seul dans mon coeur by Emily Blaine,Eve Borelli,Cléo Buchheim,Camelia Niven Summary

Seul l’amour pourra les guider Un client très séduisant ou un collègue attentionné qui a tout du petit ami idéal ? Un nouveau voisin au charme irrésistible ou un ami de longue date qui vous connaît par cœur ? Le cœur de ces femmes est partagé entre deux hommes. L’un les trouble, l’autre les fait craquer. Pourtant, elles vont devoir choisir car le grand amour, lui, est unique. Sauront-elles écouter leur cœur pour savoir quel est celui qui le fait battre ? Emily Blaine – Dear You (épisode 1) Ève Borelli – La petite brune dans la prairie Cléo Buchheim – Love, fashion et autres contrariétés Camélia Niven – Passion ou raison ?

A Legacy of Spies

A Legacy of Spies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience for its justifications. Interweaving past and present so that each tells its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters, old and new.

Monsieur le Directeur, justement, je voulais vous voir

Monsieur le Directeur, justement, je voulais vous voir Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick CHARRIER
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Monsieur le Directeur, justement, je voulais vous voir by Patrick CHARRIER Summary

Patrick Charrier a été directeur d’hôpital public de 1977 à 2015 et a occupé différents postes à Vienne, Arles, Manosque et Annonay, deux centres hospitaliers dont il a été le chef d'établissement, 12 ans pour le premier et 14 ans pour le second. Passionné par son métier tout en gardant la bonne distance, il nous décrit dans ce livre de souvenirs les multiples facettes d’un métier à risque, difficile, méconnu par le public et souvent incompris, voire décrié par le personnel et les médecins hospitaliers eux-mêmes. Ces 39 années d’hôpital public ont fait de Patrick Charrier un témoin privilégié des évolutions et des bouleversements du monde hospitalier, particulièrement des hôpitaux de proximité et des centres hospitaliers de secteur. Ecrit dans une langue simple et alerte, agrémentée de nombreuses anecdotes, tour à tour drolatiques, navrantes, parfois dramatiques, illustré par les dessins humoristiques de l’auteur, ce livre fait découvrir l’une des faces cachées de cette exoplanète qu’est l’hôpital public français.

Young Philby

Young Philby Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Littell
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A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2012 A Kansas City Star Top Book the Year When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most notorious double agent in the history of espionage. Recruited into His Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service at the beginning of World War II, he rose rapidly in the ranks to become the chief liaison officer with the CIA in Washington after the war. The exposure of other members of the group of British double agents known as the Cambridge Five led to the revelation that Philby had begun spying for the Soviet Union years before he joined the British intelligence service. He eventually fled to Moscow one jump ahead of British agents who had come to arrest him, and spent the last twenty-five years of his life in Russia. In Young Philby, Robert Littell recounts the little-known story of the spy's early years. Through the words of Philby's friends and lovers, as well as his Soviet and English handlers, we follow the evolution of a mysteriously beguiling man who kept his masters on both sides of the Iron Curtain guessing about his ultimate loyalties. As each layer of ambiguity is exposed, questions surface: What made this infamous double (or should that be triple?) agent tick? And, in the end, who was the real Kim Philby?

Dehors, le soleil brille

Dehors, le soleil brille Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Ray HINTON
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LAlabama, 1985. Anthony Ray Hinton, vingt-huit ans, est arrêté en train de tondre la pelouse de sa mère, et accusé d’un double meurtre. D’abord sidéré, il clame son innocence, persuadé d’être victime d’une erreur d’identité. Mais Hinton est noir et pauvre, et le système judiciaire, surtout dans cet État du sud, n’est pas équitable. Il est condamné à mort par électrocution. Dans le silence du couloir de la mort, il perd espoir. Mais alors qu’il accepte peu à peu son destin, il trouve le moyen de survivre dans cet enfer carcéral. Il devient un modèle pour ses codétenus, dont cinquante-quatre seront exécutés à quelques mètres de sa cellule. En 2015, avec le soutien de l’avocat spécialiste des droits civiques Bryan Stevenson, Hinton est libéré, après avoir passé près de trente ans en prison. Dehors, le soleil brille est l’histoire d’une terrible erreur judiciaire qui dévoile le quotidien glaçant d’un prisonnier isolé à l’extrême. Un récit qui nous prouve que si l’on peut priver un homme de sa liberté, nul ne peut lui arracher son imagination, son sens de l’humour et sa volonté de vivre.

Of Blood - Tome 1

Of Blood - Tome 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: NH Paloma
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Quand l'instinct est plus fort que l'ignorance... Lynne est une personne qui n’a vraiment pas eu une vie facile jusqu’à maintenant. Certes, elle peut compter sur ses meilleures amies Adeline, Suzana, Megan ainsi que sur son frère et sa grand-mère pour qu’ils lui remontent le moral. Pourtant, depuis quelques temps, elle se sent perdue et se pose beaucoup de questions sur son avenir incertain... C’est lors d’une soirée qu’elle le rencontrera, lui. Découvrez le premier tome de cette saga fantastique et suivez le destin de Lynne, bouleversé par une rencontre... EXTRAIT — Je ne comprends vraiment pas pourquoi je dois me tenir loin de toi, Anton. Après tout, nous ne sommes même pas amis. Et que te veut Dario ? J’ai bien vu votre petit tête à tête et franchement, je ne sais plus quoi penser, là, murmure-t-elle toute confuse. Que dois-je lui répondre ? Que ce type n’est pas celui qu’elle croit ? Elle va me prendre pour un dingue et sur ce coup-là, je ne pourrai que lui donner raison ! Je ne sais plus quoi faire pour la mettre en sécurité, pourtant je dois essayer. — Écoute ma belle, la seule chose que tu dois savoir sur ce Dario, c’est qu’il n’est pas net. Tu dois te méfier de lui ! Fais-moi au moins confiance sur ce point-là et reste sur tes gardes avec lui, d’accord ? Je la vois réfléchir et hausser les sourcils tandis qu’elle me fixe. — Je serai prudente, mais je veux juste en savoir plus, insiste-t-elle. — Je ne peux pas t’en dire plus pour l’instant, Lynne ! Juste... Fie-toi à moi. Elle se met à rire. — Tu es sérieux, là ? Tu crois que je vais faire confiance à un mec dans ton genre ? Tu rêves mon vieux, explose-t-elle, à présent en colère. Cette fille va finir par me rendre cinglé ! Elle a un caractère de merde. Je ne la connais que depuis hier et déjà elle essaie d’avoir le dessus sur moi. — Un mec dans mon genre, hein ? Laisse-moi te dire une chose... Si je n’étais pas parti avec une meuf cette nuit, je suis sûr que j’aurai fini entre TES jambes... Donc tu devrais la fermer. En attendant, débrouille-toi. Tu as raison, tu n’as pas besoin d’un mec comme moi dans ta vie, craché-je en la fixant méchamment. Je ne lui laisse même pas le temps de me répondre et pars retrouver Alex qui se trouve avec Éthan en train de boire une bière. — Je te jure mec, ta sœur est une vraie peste, lui dis-je dès que je suis près d’eux. Je prends une bière dans la glacière posée à côté de moi, l’ouvre et en bois une bonne gorgée. — Tu ne devrais pas parler de ma frangine comme tu le fais devant moi, car franchement ça me fout en boule, me dit Éthan. C’est vrai que sur ce coup-là, je ne l’ai pas joué fine. — Désolé mec, mais ta sœur a le don de me rendre fou, lui dis-je en grimaçant une excuse. Un sourire s’affiche sur les lèvres d’Alex et d’Éthan. — C’est bien ce que je me dis depuis hier soir : tu en pinces pour elle ! me déclare son frangin. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR NH Paloma - Je suis née à Decize dans la Niévre/Bourgogne. Je suis maman de trois enfants. Je suis une passionnée de lecture, j'écris maintenant depuis plusieurs années. J'ai décidé de tenter ma chance en tant qu'auteure. Maintenant le rêve est devenu réel.

Single and Single

Single and Single Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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A lawyer from the London finance house of Single & Single is shot dead on a Turkish hillside by people with whom he thought he was in business. A children's magician in the English countryside is asked by his bank to explain the unsolicited arrival of more than five million pounds sterling in his young daughter's modest trust. A freighter bound for Liverpool is boarded by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea. The celebrated London merchant venturer "Tiger" Single disappears into thin air. In Single & Single the writer who both epitomizes and transcends the novel of espionage opens with a haunting set piece, then establishes a sequence of events whose connections are mysterious, complex and compelling. This is a story of corrupt liaisons between criminal elements in the new Russian states and the world of legitimate finance in the West. Le Carré's finest novel in years, it is also an intimate portrait of two families: one Russian, the other English; one trading illicit goods, the other laundering the profits; one betrayed by a son-in-law, the other betrayed, and redeemed, by a son. This is territory le Carré knows better than anyone. Masterful and prescient, he is writing at the height of his creative powers, and Oliver Single, the central protagonist, is one of his most fascinating characters.

Mise à nu

Mise à nu Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Castle
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La plus célèbre des chroniqueuses mondaines est retrouvée morte à son domicile. Assassinée. Nikki Heat est chargée de cette enquête qui s’annonce délicate car la plume au vitriol de la journaliste n’a épargné personne. Les choses se compliquent quand Jameson Rook, le journaliste avec qui Nikki est obligée de collaborer, débarque dans l’enquête. D’autant que Heat et Rook ne sont pas encore remis de leur rupture et que la tension entre eux est à son comble. Alors que les cadavres s’accumulent, ils suivent la trace d’un tueur impitoyable. Ils vont devoir naviguer avec leur doigté habituel parmi les stars et les voyous, les prostituées et les chanteurs, les hommes politiques et les sportifs célèbres... Une nouvelle affaire explosive pour le duo de choc ! Les thrillers de Richard Castle en poche.

Silverview

Silverview Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER In Silverview, John le Carré turns his focus to the world that occupied his writing for the past sixty years—the secret world itself. Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian’s evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise. When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . . Silverview is the mesmerizing story of an encounter between innocence and experience and between public duty and private morals. In this last complete masterwork from the greatest chronicler of our age, John le Carré asks what you owe to your country when you no longer recognize it.

The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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Charlie is a promiscuous, unsuccessful English actress in her twenties. Intrigued by a handsome, solitary stranger, she finds herself lured into the “theatre of the real.” For the mysterious man is Kurtz, an embattled Israeli intelligence officer out to stop the bombing of Jews in Europe. Forced to play her most challenging role, Charlie is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist … and soon proves herself a double agent of the highest order.

Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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George Smiley is no one’s idea of a spy—which is perhaps why he’s such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he? The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carré’s chillingly amoral universe. amoral universe.

Our Game

Our Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer's star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left...

The Pigeon Tunnel

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“Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I'm sitting now.” From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he’s writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire or the opening bars of Beethoven’s Fifth, visiting Rwanda’s museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide, celebrating New Year’s Eve 1982 with Yasser Arafat and his high command, interviewing a German woman terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev, listening to the wisdoms of the great physicist, dissident, and Nobel Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, meeting with two former heads of the KGB, watching Alec Guinness prepare for his role as George Smiley in the legendary BBC TV adaptations, or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in The Constant Gardener, le Carré endows each happening with vividness and humor, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood. Best of all, le Carré gives us a glimpse of a writer’s journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters.

A Perfect Spy

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The premier spy novelist of our time now gives us his largest and most engaging work. It is a novel that plumbs the essential nature of espionage itself as it interweaves the story of a secret international manhunt with the unfolding of a secret life—the life of a man of spectacular gifts, nursed on deceit, schooled in betrayal, incapable of love: a perfect spy. The man is Magnus Pym, a senior partner in "the Firm" of British intelligence; a man whose boundless charm, energy, and wit so dazzle that no two people have ever perceived him in the same way; a man unknown, really, and perhaps unknowable, even to those closest to him. Especially now. For Magnus Pym has disappeared. His superiors, his colleagues, his friends are baffled. Even his wife (the perfect wife of a perfect spy) is shaken. And while we follow their frenzied attempts to discover Pym's whereabouts—a search that soon galvanizes the espionage communities of both East and West as it continually opens into new labyrinths of mystery, as it unearths a clandestine chain of operations in Washington, Vienna, Prague London, Berlin—we are drawn simultaneously into a drama even more powerful: the prelude to Pym's disappearance, the story of his education as a spy. It begins with a boyhood lived on an emotional seesaw, marked alternately by extravagance and deprivation, dominated by a man both adored and adoring who educated Pym from birth in the ways of his as yet unchosen profession. The man: Pym's father, a builder of (invariably toppling) empires, a con artist on a grand scale, a charmer who inspires complete loyalty, then wantonly exploits it. And we watch as Pym learns from him to deceive reflexively, learns to master the linked arts of guile and seeming guileless, acquires a moral code that equates love with betrayal...a code that the seventeen-year-old draws upon when, as a pawn in one of his father's schemes, he finds himself cut off, alone in Switzerland ("the spiritual home of all natural spies"), where he first encounters the men who are to become his lifelong mentors, two men whose conflicting ideals and allegiances only Pym—in his perverse, omnivorous loyalty—could believe compatible. It is these two men—each in his won way tormented, betrayed, imperiled by Pym's disappearance—who are now orchestrating the pursuit, racing each other and time itself, searching the haunts of Pym's present and past life, stalking his wife, his friends, his lovers, his young son; desperate for clues. Until, as the complex strands of the story converge and the novel is propelled toward its terrifying resolution, the ultimate truth about Pym is revealed. A Perfect Spy is a magnificent novel whose most remarkable achievement is to immerse us at once in two parallel dramas—each totally gripping, the two together producing a force field in which suspense breeds suspense. It is a work that surpasses—in its mesmerizing hold on the reader, its richness of story and character, and its moral resonance—any novel we have yet had from John le Carré.

Restless

Restless Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Boyd
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Sally Gilmartin can’t escape her past. Living in the idyllic English countryside in 1976, Sally is haunted by her experiences during the Second World War. She also suspects someone is trying to kill her. With mounting fear, Sally confides with her daughter Ruth; a woman struggling with her own past. Sally drops a bombshell. She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited as a spy by the British prior to the Second World War. For the past thirty years, Eva has led a second life hiding from the ghosts of her past. Eva reveals her secret to her daughter through a series of written chapters for a planned book. As Ruth delves into her mother’s writing, she learns the shocking truth. Eva was recruited in Paris prior to the Second World War, following the death of her brother Kolia; also a British spy. Taught by an enigmatic spymaster named Lucas Romer, Eva learned the art of espionage and was made part of a unit specializing in media manipulation. Above all, she was taught ‘Rule Number One’ of spying: trust no one — a rule broken when she and Romer began a dangerous love affair. The affair had tragic consequences. In 1941, Eva and Romer were assigned to the United States. They were given the task of manipulating the American media into motivating the public to support entry into the war on the Allied side. While in New York, Eva’s affair with Romer set in motion events that culminated in her betrayal and her flight from the British Secret Services. She found eventual refuge in a new life as Sally Gilmartin. Thirty years later, Eva’s identity unravels with her confession to her daughter. Ruth struggles with the truth, and her own recent past fills her with self-doubt and insecurity. A failed relationship in Germany resulted in a son and an eventual return to England. Her mother’s confession leads Ruth to the realization that her mother is entangling her in one final mission — a showdown with Eva’s past betrayer. Restless twists and turns through the double life of one remarkable woman. Through Eva’s life, William Boyd asks the intriguing question — How well do we truly know someone?

The Other Twin

The Other Twin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. V. Hay
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When Poppy's sister falls to her death from a railway bridge, she begins her own investigation, with devastating results ... A startlingly twisty debut thriller. 'Uncovering the truth propels her into a world of deception. An unsettling whirlwind of a novel with a startlingly dark core. 5 Stars' The Sun 'Sharp, confident writing, as dark and twisty as the Brighton Lanes' Peter James 'Superb up-to-the-minute thriller. Prepare to be seriously disturbed' Paul Finch ____________________ When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India's death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India's laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India discover...? A twisty, dark and sexy debut thriller set in the winding lanes and underbelly of Brighton, centring around the social media world, where resentments and accusations are played out, identities made and remade, and there is no such thing as the truth. ____________________ 'Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique, this is a fab debut' Heat 'With twists and turns in every corner, prepare to be surprised by this psychological mystery' Closer 'Lucy V Hay's fiction debut is a twisted and chilling tale that takes place on the streets of Brighton ... Like Peter James before her, Hay utilises the Brighton setting to create a claustrophobic and complex read that will have you questioning and guessing from start to finish. The Other Twin is a killer crime-thriller that you won't be able to put down' CultureFly 'Crackles with tension' Karen Dionne 'A fresh and raw thrill-ride through Brighton´s underbelly. What an enjoyable read!' Lilja SigurðardÓttir 'Slick and compulsive' Random Things through My Letterbox 'A propulsive, inventive and purely addictive psychological thriller for the social media age' Crime by the Book 'Intense, pacy, psychological debut. The author's background in scriptwriting shines through' Mari Hannah 'The book merges form and content so seamlessly ... a remarkable debut from an author with a fresh, intriguing voice and a rare mastery of the art of storytelling' Joel Hames 'This chilling, claustrophobic tale set in Brighton introduces an original, fresh new voice in crime fiction' Cal Moriarty 'The writing shines from every page of this twisted tale ... debuts don't come sharper than this' Ruth Dugdall 'Wrong-foots you in ALL the best ways' Caz Frear 'Original, daring and emotionally truthful' Paul Burston 'A cracker of a debut! I couldn't put it down' Paula Daly

The Last Templar

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The first thrilling novel in Raymond Khoury’s New York Times bestselling Templar series. In 1291, a young Templar knight flees the fallen holy land in a hail of fire and flashing sword, setting out to sea with a mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Order's dying grand master. The ship vanishes without a trace. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights stage a bloody raid on the Metropolitan Museum of Art during an exhibit of Vatican treasures. Emerging with a strange geared device, they disappear into the night. The investigation that follows draws archaeologist Tess Chaykin and FBI agent Sean Reilly into the dark, hidden history of the crusading knights—and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers—as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars.

The Fourth Protocol

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The chilling thriller from an international bestselling phenomenon. Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation. MI5 investigator John Preston, working against the most urgent of deadlines, leads an operation to prevent the act of murderous destruction aimed at tumbling Britain into revolution...

Construire des personnages de fiction

Construire des personnages de fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louis Timbal-Duclaux
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Pour construire une histoire, il faut un scénario et des personnages. Ce manuel se focalise sur cet élément capital : le personnage. Il souligne deux points trop souvent sous-estimés : 1) dans un récit, les personnages ne sont pas des êtres isolés, mais ils forment un véritable système, un système dramatique... 2) le personnage littéraire n’existe pas en chair et en os, ni même en image. C’est un être à 100 % de parole, parole qui est ce que dit le narrateur, ce qu’en disent les autres personnages, et ce qu’il dit de lui-même... Un guide pratique pour vous aider à créer des personnages de fiction. EXTRAIT On peut résumer à quatre les manières de présenter un personnage. Une manière statique (l’être) : le portrait. Trois manières dynamiques (le faire) : par action (scène), par parole (dialogue) et par pensées (monologue intérieur). La manière la plus classique est le portrait ; mais comme ces manières ne sont pas exclusives, elles seront pratiquement toutes utilisées à la suite pour les principaux personnages ; tandis que les personnages secondaires ne feront le plus souvent l’objet que de l’une ou de l’autre, et de façon plus succincte. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Louis Timbal-Duclaux, né en 1941 à Toulouse, est diplômé de l'École des hautes études commerciales (1963) et licencié en sociologie (1964). Entré en 1966 au département des relations publiques du Gaz de France, Louis Timbal-Duclaux a poursuivi toute sa carrière dans cette branche. Actuellement il est responsable de la communication écrite à la Direction des études et recherches de l'Électricité de France.

A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John le Carré
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2008: A covert counterterror operation code-named Wildlife is to be mounted on the Rock of Gibraltar. This one is right off the books; the target code-named PUNTER. The Brits on land, the American mercenaries by sea. Kit Probyn, an upright Foreign Office veteran with a safe pair of hands and no previous experience of the dark arts, will be the minister’s eyes and ears on the ground. His “red telephone.” Toby Bell, a rising Foreign Office star and the minister’s personal private secretary, has been kept out of the loop. Why? There are whispers of private armies, bounty, dicey intelligence, corporate wars. 2011: A disgraced Special Forces soldier who took part in Wildlife delivers a message from the dead. The worlds of Toby Bell and Kit Probyn collide. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, at what point do these two good men become guilty bystanders?

The Witch of Lime Street

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History comes alive in this textured account of the rivalry between Harry Houdini and the so-called Witch of Lime Street, whose iconic lives intersected at a time when science was on the verge of embracing the paranormal. The 1920s are famous as the golden age of jazz and glamour, but it was also an era of fevered yearning for communion with the spirit world, after the loss of tens of millions in the First World War and the Spanish-flu epidemic. A desperate search for reunion with dead loved ones precipitated a tidal wave of self-proclaimed psychics—and, as reputable media sought stories on occult phenomena, mediums became celebrities. Against this backdrop, in 1924, the pretty wife of a distinguished Boston surgeon came to embody the raging national debate over Spiritualism, a movement devoted to communication with the dead. Reporters dubbed her the blonde Witch of Lime Street, but she was known to her followers simply as Margery. Her most vocal advocate was none other than Sherlock Holmes' creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed so thoroughly in Margery's powers that he urged her to enter a controversial contest, sponsored by Scientific American and offering a large cash prize to the first medium declared authentic by its impressive five-man investigative committee. Admired for both her exceptional charm and her dazzling effects, Margery was the best hope for the psychic practice to be empirically verified. Her supernatural gifts beguiled four of the judges. There was only one left to convince...the acclaimed escape artist, Harry Houdini. David Jaher's extraordinary debut culminates in the showdown between Houdini, a relentless unmasker of charlatans, and Margery, the nation's most credible spirit medium. The Witch of Lime Street, the first book to capture their electric public rivalry and the competition that brought them into each other’s orbit, returns us to an oft-mythologized era to deepen our understanding of its history, all while igniting our imagination and engaging with the timeless question: Is there life after death?

The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victor H. Green
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The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

Vol de nuit d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Analyse de l'oeuvre)

Vol de nuit d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Analyse de l'oeuvre) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Puerto Gomez,Paola Livinal,lePetitLitteraire.fr
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Décryptez Vol de nuit d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry avec l'analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de Vol de nuit, l'épopée magnifique entre action et poésie ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Rivière, Robineau et les pilotes • Une analyse des spécificités de l'œuvre : "Entre fiction et réalité", "Le monde vu du ciel", "La poésie du roman", "La conquête de la nuit", "Entreprise collective et bonheur individuel", "Un combat pour la vie" Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l'œuvre. LE MOT DE L'ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette nouvelle édition de notre analyse de Vol de nuit (2017), avec Maria Puerto Gomez et Paola Livinal, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce chef d'œuvre de la littérature française. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l'œuvre et d'aller au-delà des clichés. » Stéphanie FELTEN À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d'analyse d'œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d'intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l'Éducation. Plus d'informations sur lepetitlittéraire.fr

The Moroccan Girl

The Moroccan Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Cumming
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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“Charles Cumming has breathed new life into the spy novel.” —Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends Published in the UK as The Man Between In this gripping contemporary thriller, reminiscent of the classic Casablanca, a successful spy novelist is drawn into a real-life espionage plot when he’s ordered to find a mysterious fugitive on the alluring but deadly streets of Morocco. Renowned author Kit Carradine is approached by an MI6 officer with a seemingly straightforward assignment: to track down a mysterious woman hiding somewhere in the exotic, perilous city of Marrakesh. But when Carradine learns the woman is a dangerous fugitive with ties to international terrorism, the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal. Lara Bartok is a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement whose brutal attacks on prominent right-wing public figures have spread hatred and violence across the world. Her disappearance ignites a race between warring intelligence services desperate to find her—at any cost. But as Carradine edges closer to the truth, he finds himself drawn to this brilliant, beautiful, and profoundly complex woman. Caught between increasingly dangerous forces who want Bartok dead, Carradine soon faces an awful choice: to abandon Lara to her fate, or to risk everything trying to save her.

Vol de nuit

Vol de nuit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vanessa Grosjean,fichesdelecture.com
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Cette fiche de lecture sur Vol de nuit d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry propose une analyse complète de l'oeuvre : • un résumé de Vol de nuit • une analyse des personnages • une présentation des axes d'analyse de Vol de nuit d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry À propos de FichesDeLecture.com : FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education.

XIII - Volume 1 - The Day of the Black Sun

XIII - Volume 1 - The Day of the Black Sun Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Van Hamme
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A man washes ashore near an old couple’s house, barely alive. When he comes to, he has forgotten everything, including his name. The only clues to his identity: a key sewn into his clothes, a bullet wound to the head... and the number XIII tattooed on his shoulder. A meagre start to reconstruct one’s self.

The Enigma of Room 622

The Enigma of Room 622 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joël Dicker
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A burnt-out thriller writer desperate to regain his creative spark becomes intrigued by a decade-old unsolved murder at a glamorous Alpine hotel in this meticulously crafted novel—a matryoshka doll of a mystery built with the precision of a Swiss watch—from the internationally bestselling author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. One December night, a corpse is found in Room 622 of the Hotel Verbier, a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps. An intense police investigation begins, yet few leads are found. Time passes, and without any breaks in the case, public interest wanes. Years later, Joël Dicker, Switzerland’s novelist extraordinaire, arrives at the Verbier to recover from a bad breakup, mourn the death of his longtime publisher, and hopefully begin a new novel. While trying to solve the puzzle of his next book, Joël’s expertise in the art of the thriller put to the test when he decides to play Sherlock Holmes and look into the hotel’s long-unsolved murder case. He finds his Watson in Scarlett, a beautiful aspiring novelist staying in the next room, who joins Dicker in the investigation. Meanwhile, in the wake of his father's passing, Macaire Ebezner is poised to take over as president of the largest private bank in Switzerland. The succession captivates the news media, and the future looks bright—until it doesn't. The bank’s board, including Lev Levovitch—Geneva’s very own Jay Gatsby—has other plans, and Macaire’s triumphant rise to the top soon becomes a race against time. The Enigma of Room 622 is a diabolically addictive thriller in which a love triangle, a power struggle, shocking betrayals, and deadly envy play out against the backdrop of a not so placid Switzerland, as the truth twists and turns into something most . . . unexpected. Translated from the French by Robert Bononno

Devil's Pocket

Devil's Pocket Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Dixon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Phoenix Island, which reads like “Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack) and inspired the CBS TV show Intelligence. With a chip in his head and hundreds more throughout his body, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super-soldier. Forced into the mercenary Phoenix Force group, he begins to fear he’ll never escape. Sent to a volcanic island to fight for them, he’ll compete in a combat tournament that awards teens with survival for merciless brutality. But just when all looks lost, he spies a friendly face…and possibly a way out.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tennessee Williams,General Press
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The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play. A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley Kowalski. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.

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