Singapore Noir

Singapore Noir Author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN-10 9781617752353
Release 2014
Pages 237
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Presents a collection of sinister stories set in distinct locations throughout Singapore, featuring contributions from such mystery authors as S.J. Rozan, Colin Cheong, and Ovidia Yu.



Belfast Noir

Belfast Noir Author Adrian McKinty
ISBN-10 9781617753237
Release 2014-10-13
Pages 218
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"The works are short, allowing readers to savor each snippet or devour the entire compelling book in a day, depending on just how deliciously gloomy they're feeling." --Shelf Awareness, Starred review "All the stories are compelling and well executed...Great writing for fans of noir and short stories, with some tales close to perfection." --Library Journal, Starred review "[Belfast Noir] zooms in on Northern Ireland's capital city, whose history surely more than qualifies it as a breeding ground for noir." --Booklist "The choices made by editors McKinty and Neville celebrate lowlifes, convicts, hookers, private eyes, cops and reporters, and, above all, the gray city at the heart of each story." --Kirkus Reviews "Belfast, with its bleak, murderous history, at last gets an entry in Akashic's acclaimed noir series." --Publishers Weekly "Belfast Noir is one of the strongest entries in Akashic's admirable City Noir series....all [stories] are of exceptional quality. Anyone with a fondness for noir, an interest in the past, in contemporary Irish writing, or simply an appreciation of excellent prose should snap this one up." --Reviewing the Evidence "Singapore Noir, like Belfast Noir, once again proves that Akashic Books' noir series is better than any travel guide." --MysteryPeople "Belfast Noir equals the high standards set by its predecessors." --Book Chase "Impossibly hard to put down...Belfast shows its true colors (ie bloodstainds) in this gritty collection." --Barbarian Librarian "It's almost like visiting [Belfast]." --Journey of a Bookseller "A terrific collection." --Escape Into Life "I was blown away with what I read...This is a great anthology of modern-day noir." --Mom Read It Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Reflecting a city still divided, Belfast Noir serves as a record of a city transitioning to normalcy, or perhaps as a warning that underneath the fragile peace darker forces still lurk. Featuring brand-new stories by: Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan. From the introduction by Adrian McKinty & Stuart Neville: "Few European cities have had as disturbed and violent a history as Belfast over the last half-century. For much of that time the Troubles (1968–1998) dominated life in Ireland's second-biggest population centre, and during the darkest days of the conflict--in the 1970s and 1980s--riots, bombings, and indiscriminate shootings were tragically commonplace. The British army patrolled the streets in armoured vehicles and civilians were searched for guns and explosives before they were allowed entry into the shopping district of the city centre...Belfast is still a city divided... You can see Belfast's bloodstains up close and personal. This is the city that gave the world its worst ever maritime disaster, and turned it into a tourist attraction; similarly, we are perversely proud of our thousands of murders, our wounds constantly on display. You want noir? How about a painting the size of a house, a portrait of a man known to have murdered at least a dozen human beings in cold blood? Or a similar house-sized gable painting of a zombie marching across a postapocalyptic wasteland with an AK-47 over the legend UVF: Prepared for Peace--Ready for War. As Lee Child has said, Belfast is still 'the most noir place on earth.'"



Der Dieb

Der Dieb Author Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN-10 9783257607086
Release 2015-09-23
Pages 224
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Er betreibt sein Metier in den belebten Straßen Tokios und den überfüllten Wagen der U-Bahn. Er stiehlt mit kunstvollen, fließenden Bewegungen. Der Diebstahl ist der Kick in seinem Leben, das Gefühl, seinem Schicksal zu entrinnen – für den Moment. Doch seine dunkle Vergangenheit holt ihn wieder ein. Ein grandioser Thriller und eine dunkle, abgründige Geschichte über Schicksal und Einsamkeit.



Havana Noir

Havana Noir Author Achy Obejas
ISBN-10 9781936070237
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 300
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Brand-new stories by: Leonardo Padura, Pablo Medina, Alex Abella, Arturo Arango, Lea Aschkenas, Moises Asis, Arnaldo Correa, Mabel Cuesta, Yohamna Depestre, Michel Encinosa Fu, Mylene Fernandez Pintado, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Miguel Mejides, Achy Obejas, Oscar F. Ortiz, Ena Lucia Portela, Mariela Varona Roque, and Yoss.?? To most outsiders, Havana is a tropical sin city: a Roman ruin of sex and noise, a parallel universe familiar but exotic, and embargoed enough to serve as a release valve for whatever desire or pulse has been repressed or denied. Habaneros know that this is neither new--long before Havana collapsed during the Revolution's Special Period, all the way back to colonial times, it had already been the destination of choice for foreigners who wanted to indulge in what was otherwise forbidden to them--nor particularly true. In the real Havana--the lawless Havana that never appears in the postcards or tourist guides--the concept of sin has been banished by the urgency of need. And need--aching and hungry--inevitably turns the human heart darker, feral, and criminal. In this Havana, crime, though officially vanquished by revolutionary decree, is both wistfully quotidian and personally vicious. In the stories of Havana Noir, current and former residents of the city--some international sensations such as Leonardo Padura, others exciting new voices like Yohamna Depestre--uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria. Achy Obejas is the award-winning author of Days of Awe, Memory Mambo, and We Came all the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in dozens of anthologies. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Tribune, she was part of the 2001 investigative team that earned a Pulitzer Prize for the series, "Gateway to Gridlock." Currently, she is the Sor Juana Writer-in-Residence at DePaul University in Chicago. She was born in Havana.?? Praise for Havana Noir: Miami Herald, 11/25/07 Sewer-dwelling dwarves who run a black market. An engineer moonlighting as a beautician to make ends meet. Street toughs pondering existentialism. An aging aristocrat with an unsolvable dilemma. A Chinese boy bent on avenging his father's death. These are the characters you will meet in this remarkable collection, the latest edition of an original noir series featuring stories set in a distinct neighborhood of a particular city. Throughout these 18 stories, current and former residents of Havana -- some well-known, some previously undiscovered -- deliver gritty tales of depravation, depravity, heroic perseverance, revolution and longing in a city mythical and widely misunderstood. This is noir of a different shade and texture, shadowy and malevolent, to be sure, but desperate, too, heartbreakingly wounded, the stories linked more by the acrid pall of a failed but seemingly interminable experiment than by genre. Ambiguities abound, and ingenuity flourishes even as morality evaporates in the daily struggle for self-preservation. In this dark light the best of these stories are also the most disturbing. What For, This Burden by Michel Encinosa Fu, a resident of Havana, is a brutal and wrenching tale of brothers involved in drug deals and child prostitution; they peddle their own sister. The Red Bridge, by Yoss, another Havana resident, depicts a violent incident in the lives of two friends with apparently great potential who, though acutely aware of the depravity of their situation, are powerless or unwilling to extract themselves from the mean streets of El Patio. Cuban engineer Mariela Varona Roque's offering, The Orchid, is a short but powerful tale of the demise of a young boy frequently entrusted to the care of a browbeaten neighbor obsessed with his solitary orchid. Isolation, poverty



Dallas Noir

Dallas Noir Author David Hale Smith
ISBN-10 9781617752025
Release 2013-10-14
Pages 256
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One of Texas Monthly's "5 Things You’ll be Talking about in November" "All in all, the stories in Dallas Noir have an unsettling, slightly creepy presence that is not just appropriate but completely necessary for a collection of noir fiction. If you think Dallas is boring or white-bread -- well, perhaps you haven’t gotten out much and seen the dark edges of Big D for yourself. And if you haven’t, maybe you don’t even want to." --Dallas Morning News "If you want to delve into the creepier sides of Dallas, this is a good start." --Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate "Dallas Noir is a fiction mosaic, showing a city of class divisions precariously held together by money, land, and false love. It also shows the expanse of noir and it’s power." --MysteryPeople.com (MysteryPeople Pick of the Month) "The latest entry in Akashic Books’ award-winning noir anthology series doesn’t disappoint, featuring a Texas-sized serving of writing’s heavy hitters and satisfying short fiction." --Criminal Class Press "There are two reasons why you should buy Dallas Noir...Reason No. 1: you’ll enjoy reading it. Reason No. 2: the publisher, Akashic Books, has published these noir series all over the country." --D Magazine/FrontBurner "November 22 looms, and as the watershed nears, a new anthology of short stories sets out with a noble purpose: to make Dallas known for something more than the place where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated." --Dallas Culture Map "Yet, Dallas’ almost-fleeting presence, the glaring contrasts of the stinking rich and the hapless poor, its buxom women and its Texan masculinity teamed with Hispanic folklore, all find their way into each of these 16 short stories." --The Mercury (UTD Student Newspaper) "If we are going to commemorate the milestone anniversary of the worst crime ever committed in Big D, why not precede it with a few tales of bad luck, bad choices, and bad timing?" --M. Denise C. "A great collection of brand new short stories." --Kick Ass Book Reviews Featuring brand-new stories by: Kathleen Kent, Ben Fountain, James Hime, Harry Hunsicker, Matt Bondurant, Merritt Tierce, Daniel J. Hale, Emma Rathbone, Jonathan Woods, Oscar C. Peña, Clay Reynolds, Lauren Davis, Fran Hillyer, Catherine Cuellar, David Haynes, and J. Suzanne Frank. From the introduction by David Hale Smith: My favorite line in my favorite song about Dallas goes like this: Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes / A steel and concrete soul in a warm heart and love disguise . . . The narrator of Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s perfect tune “Dallas” is coming to town as a broke dreamer with the bright lights of the big city on his mind. He’s just seen the Dallas cityscape through the window of his seat on a DC-9 at night. Is he just beginning his quest? Or is he on his way home, flying out of Love Field, reminiscing after seeing the woman who stepped on him when he was down? In a country with so many interesting cities, Dallas is often overlooked—except on November 22 every year. The heartbreaking anniversary keeps coming back around in a nightmare loop, for all of us. On that day in 1963, Dallas became American noir. A permanent black scar on its history that will never be erased, no matter how many happy business stories and hit television shows arise from here. In a stark ongoing counterweight to the JFK tragedy are those two iterations of the TV show. Dallas is not a TV show. It’s a real city . . . For the past forty years, my capacity to be surprised by it has not diminished one bit. I hope the stories in this collection will surprise you too.



DC Noir

DC Noir Author George Pelecanos
ISBN-10 9781936070251
Release 2006-02-01
Pages 325
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Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others. Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.



Die Berlin Trilogie

Die Berlin Trilogie Author Philip Kerr
ISBN-10 3499244659
Release 2007
Pages 1066
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Berlin Noir - Philip Kerrs phantastische Thrillertrilogie aus der deutschen Vergangenheit.



Denen man vergibt

Denen man vergibt Author Lawrence Osborne
ISBN-10 9783803142184
Release 2017-02-03
Pages 272
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Ein Roman wie ein schwarzer Panther, geschmeidig, schön, glänzend, der sich sanft anschleicht und brutal zupackt. Seine Szenen brennen sich ins optische Gedächtnis. In einer träumerischen Landschaft inmitten der Wüste Marokkos veranstalten Richard und Dally für ihre Freunde eine dreitägige extravagante Party im Gatsby-Stil, mit Kokain, Champagner, Pool und Feuerwerk. Auf dem Weg dorthin überfährt das britische Paar David und Jo, angetrunken und heillos zerstritten, einen Fossilienverkäufer am Straßenrand und möchte die Leiche am liebsten verschwinden lassen. Aber da taucht die Familie des Opfers auf und verlangt Davids Anwesenheit bei der Beerdigung in einem abgelegenen Dorf, während Jo sich weiter auf der ausgelassenen Party vergnügt. Die strebt ungebrochen ihrem Höhepunkt zu – unter den argwöhnischen Augen des Hausangestellten Hamid. Lawrence Osborne seziert seine Figuren gnadenlos, ihre Persönlichkeit und ihre Beziehungen, erfindet eindrückliche, filmische Szenen und schwankt in seiner feinen Schreibweise zwischen Zärtlichkeit und Zynismus.



How to be Good

How to be Good Author Nick Hornby
ISBN-10 9783462306521
Release 2012-06-21
Pages 352
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Katies Seitensprung ist eigentlich nicht das Problem, auch wenn sie ihrem Mann spontan einen Scheidungsantrag macht, der nicht angenommen wird. David, ein frustrierter unveröffentlichter Schriftsteller, hält das Banner der Familie hoch, zu deren Unterhalt er nur bescheiden mit giftigen Zeitungskolumnen beiträgt. Aber immerhin ist er ein recht ordentlicher Hausmann und ein eingespielter Ehepartner. Katies großes Problem ist DJ GoodNews. Der moraltriefende Heiler mit dem exotischen Augenbrauenpiercing und unbestreitbaren Heilerfolgen zieht zu Katie und David und krempelt die Familie um.



Monstress 1

Monstress 1 Author Marjorie Liu
ISBN-10 9783959810586
Release 2016-11-09
Pages 190
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Die Welt der jungen Maika wird bedroht, als sie psychisch mit einem Monster von unglaublicher Macht verbunden wird. So gerät sie mitten in einen Krieg zwischen magischen Kreaturen und einem Orden von Zauberinnen, die die Kreaturen jagen und als Quelle ihrer Kräfte benutzen. Jugendstil-Steampunk trifft auf Manga in dieser brandneuen epischen Fantasy-Serie von X-Men- und Black Widow-Autorin Marjorie Liu und der japanischen Zeichnerin Sana Takeda (Venom, X-23). Liu wurde für Monstress für den Eisner-Award "Beste Autorin" nominiert.



Spielen

Spielen Author Karl Ove Knausgård
ISBN-10 9783641102067
Release 2013-11-11
Pages 576
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Das literarische Abenteuer aus Norwegen, das autobiographische Projekt von Karl Ove Knausgård geht weiter: Nach Sterben und Lieben nun Spielen – ein Roman über eine Kindheit, der eine Welt beschreibt, in der Kinder und Erwachsene parallele Leben führen, die sich nie begegnen. Alles beginnt mit einer traditionellen Familie: Vater, Mutter und zwei Jungen, die nach Südnorwegen ziehen, in ein neues Haus in einer neuen Siedlung. Es sind die frühen Siebzigerjahre, die Kinder sind klein, die Eltern jung, die Zukunft scheint offen und verheißungsvoll. Aber irgendwann beginnt sie sich zu schließen, irgendwann wird das, was mit großen Hoffnungen begann, klein und festgelegt. Was ist passiert? Wie konnte es dazu kommen? »An einem milden und bewölkten Tag im August 1969 fuhr auf einer schmalen Straße am äußeren Ende einer südnorwegischen Insel, zwischen Wiesen und Felsen, Weiden und Wäldchen, ein Bus. Er gehörte der Arendal-Dampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft und war wie alle Busse des Unternehmens hell- und dunkelbraun. Er fuhr über eine Brücke, an einer schmalen Bucht entlang, blinkte rechts und hielt. Die Tür ging auf, eine kleine Familie stieg aus. Der Vater, ein großer und schlanker Mann in einem weißen Hemd und einer hellen Polyesterhose, trug zwei Koffer. Die Mutter, in einem beigen Mantel und mit einem hellblauen Kopftuch, das um die langen Haare geschlungen war, hielt an der einen Hand einen Kinderwagen und an der anderen einen kleinen Jungen. Als der Bus weitergefahren war, hing seine dicke, graue Abgaswolke noch für einen Moment über dem Asphalt.«



Der Fall Collini

Der Fall Collini Author Ferdinand von Schirach
ISBN-10 9783641203252
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 208
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Was treibt einen Menschen, der sich ein Leben lang nichts hat zuschulden kommen lassen, zu einem Mord? Vierunddreißig Jahre hat Collini als unbescholtener Werkzeugmacher bei Mercedes gearbeitet. Und dann tötet er anscheinend grundlos einen alten Mann. Ein Albtraum für Anwalt Caspar Leinen, der die Pflichtverteidigung übernimmt: Das Opfer, ein hoch angesehener Mann, ist der Großvater seines besten Freundes. Schlimmer noch, Collini schweigt beharrlich zu seinem Motiv. Leinen beginnt zu recherchieren und stößt auf eine Spur, die ihn mitten hineinführt in ein erschreckendes Kapitel deutscher Justizgeschichte ...



Bronx Noir

Bronx Noir Author S.J. Rozan
ISBN-10 9781936070220
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 361
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“Powerful. . . . A redemptive and absorbing work.”—The New York Times Book Review, on Spidertown “Scary, sexy, exuberant. . . . Rodriguez has seized a truth of our times . . . and given us a crackling good read.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review, on Spidertown “Rodriguez uses the repetitiveness of life in the ghetto itself to make the tension and desperation of Spidertown achingly palpable.”—People, on Spidertown “A joy to read! Rodriguez’s writing has never been more accomplished, more lyrical, more trenchant, or more humane. In these pages you will find marvels, but also a young man writing with the ferocity of life itself.”—Junot Díaz, on The Buddha Book When Puerto Rican ladies’ man Alex awakes one morning to find a mysterious woman in his bed, he assumes he’s suffered another embarrassing blackout. He soon learns, however, that Ava is no one-night stand—in fact, he’s never met her before. As her story begins to unfold and her reason for appearing in his bed emerges, it is not just Alex’s life that she risks, nor her own, but the entire character of the South Bronx. Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. was born and raised in the South Bronx. His first book, The Boy without a Flag, was a 1993 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His novel Spidertown won a 1995 American Book Award and was optioned by Columbia Pictures. His most recent novel, The Buddha Book, was published by Picador in 2001. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.



Manila Noir

Manila Noir Author Jessica Hagedorn
ISBN-10 9781617751769
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 280
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Winner of the National Book Award for Best Anthology from the Manila Critics Circle! "While certain cities in past Akashic volumes might appear to lack an obvious noir element, Manila (like Mexico City, which shares many of the same problems) practically defines it, as shown by the 14 selections in this excellent anthology. As Hagedorn points out in her insightful introduction, Manila is a city burdened with a violent and painful past, with a long heritage of foreign occupation. The specters of WWII (during which the city suffered from U.S. saturation bombing), and the oppressive 20-year reign of dictator Ferdinand Marcos live on in recent memory. The Filipino take on noir includes a liberal dose of the gothic and supernatural, with disappearance and loss being constants." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "For those who love travel, history, and a little bit of lore, this anthology transports you to the Philippines and is filled with riveting and sometimes dark stories of the capital city." --Glamour (Summer Reading pick) "Suffice it to say that what the Noir series in general, and Manila Noir in particular, does so well is to create a 360-degree mosaic of a place...By including so many perspectives, from so many walks of life, Manila Noir makes Manila seem as vibrant, and dangerous, and exciting, and confounding as it really felt to live there." --Lit Wrap "A collection of stories like Akashic's forthcoming Manila Noir is enough to set a crime-fiction addict's mouth watering." --New York Observer Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand-new stories by: Lourd De Veyra, Gina Apostol, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, F.H. Batacan, Jose Dalisay Jr., Eric Gamalinda, Jessica Hagedorn, Angelo Lacuesta, R. Zamora Linmark, Rosario Cruz-Lucero, Sabina Murray, Jonas Vitman, Marianne Villanueva, and Lysley Tenorio. From the introduction by Jessica Hagedorn: "Manila's a city of survivors, schemers, and dreamers...A city of extremes. Where the rich live in posh enclaves, guarded by men with guns. Where the poor improvise homes out of wood, tin, and cardboard and live by their wits. Where five-star hotels and luxury malls selling Prada and Louis Vuitton coexist with toxic garbage dumps and sprawling 'informal settlements' (a.k.a. squatter settlements), where religious zeal coexists with superstition, where 'hospitality' might be another word for prostitution, where sports and show business can be the first step to politics, where politics can be synonymous with nepotism, cronyism, and corruption, where violence is nothing out of the ordinary, and pretty much anything can be had for a price--if you have the money and/or the connections, that is... As you will see from this steamy collection of stories, all these delicious contradictions serve to enrich and expand our concept of noir. What you will also find are the noir essentials: alienated and desperate characters, terse dialogue, sudden violence, betrayals left and right...All the fabulous and fearless writers gathered here have a deep connection and abiding love for this crazy-making, intoxicating city. There's nothing like it in the world, and they know it."



Damals in Nagasaki

Damals in Nagasaki Author Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN-10 9783641202118
Release 2016-11-14
Pages 224
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Nagasaki, Anfang der Fünfzigerjahre: Die Zerstörungen des Krieges sind der Stadt immer noch anzusehen, doch zwischen den Ruinen entstehen bereits neue, moderne Hochhäuser. In einem von diesen lebt Etsuko, zusammen mit ihrem Mann Jiro. Während dieser verbittert versucht Karriere zu machen, kümmert sich Etsuko um den Haushalt. Unterhaltung hat sie wenig, oft steht sie am Fenster und beobachtet, wie sich die Welt um sie herum verändert. Eines Tages zieht eine Frau in die Holzhütte unten am Fluss ein, zusammen mit ihrer kleinen Tochter. Etsuko freundet sich mit den beiden an und muss bald feststellen, wie ihre Nachbarin über ihrem Traum vom Glück mit einem amerikanischen Soldaten mehr und mehr ihr Kind vergisst.



Gegen alle Regeln

Gegen alle Regeln Author Steve Cavanagh
ISBN-10 9783641197360
Release 2017-02-20
Pages 544
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Betrug, Erpressung, Mord. Und der Tag ist noch nicht vorbei ... Als David Child wegen Mordes verhaftet wird, wendet sich das FBI an Strafverteidiger Eddie Flynn: Er soll Child vertreten und dazu bringen, als Zeuge gegen eine skrupellose Firma auszusagen, die im Verdacht steht, an einem globalen Betrug beteiligt zu sein. Eddie bleibt keine Wahl, denn das FBI erpresst ihn mit belastenden Akten über seine Ehefrau Christine. Als er Child zum ersten Mal trifft, weiß er, dass der Mann unschuldig ist, auch wenn die Beweise gegen ihn überwältigend scheinen. Er muss einen Weg finden, Childs Unschuld zu beweisen und gleichzeitig seine Frau zu schützen – nicht nur vor dem FBI, sondern auch vor der Firma.



Die folgende Geschichte

Die folgende Geschichte Author Cees Nooteboom
ISBN-10 3518189395
Release 2016-02-08
Pages 210
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Die folgende Geschichte has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die folgende Geschichte also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die folgende Geschichte book for free.