A Delicate Touch

A Delicate Touch
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 0735219265
ISBN 13: 9780735219267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Delicate Touch Book Review:

Stone Barrington uncovers a societal minefield in the exhilarating new adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner . . . so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

A Delicate Touch

A Delicate Touch
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 0735219273
ISBN 13: 9780735219274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Delicate Touch Book Review:

Stone Barrington uncovers a societal minefield in the exhilarating new adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner . . . so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth
Author: John le Carré
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 0143188917
ISBN 13: 9780143188919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Delicate Truth Book Review:

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?

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 0735219249
ISBN 13: 9780735219243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desperate Measures Book Review:

Stone Barrington faces down danger on New York's mean streets in the latest thriller from perennial fan favorite Stuart Woods. Upon returning to the states from a European jaunt, Stone Barrington makes the acquaintance of a stunning woman who seems like she could be an ideal candidate to meet some of his professional--and personal--needs. Before long, though, Stone is put to the task of protecting his new hire when New York City is rocked by a series of disturbing crimes, and it looks as if she might be the next target. In the city that never sleeps there's always a plot being hatched, and the only recourse is constant vigilance and a bit of luck. But if those defensive systems fail, Stone will have to go head-to-head against some of the most dastardly scum he's ever faced . . .

Choppy Water

Choppy Water
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 0593190645
ISBN 13: 9780593190647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choppy Water Book Review:

In this exhilarating new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington must go up against an enemy with deadly intentions--and ideologies. Stone Barrington and his friends are vacationing in Maine when their leisure is suddenly disrupted by extreme weather. To make matters worse, the inclement conditions allow for a menacing adversary to sneak in unnoticed and deliver a chilling message. Soon it becomes clear that the target of the incident is one of Stone's closest companions, and that these enemies have a grander scheme in mind. From the bustling streets of New York City to the sun-drenched shores of Key West, Stone intends to nab the criminals that appear behind him at every step. But his search only leads him further down a trail of peril and corruption, and he'll soon find that at the end of the road is a more dangerous foe than he could have imagined...

Shakeup

Shakeup
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 0593188349
ISBN 13: 9780593188347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakeup Book Review:

Stone Barrington must track down an enemy intent on disturbing law and order in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Upon returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington is looking forward to some normalcy with the leading lady in his life. But when a grisly crime arrives on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help, Stone realizes peace and quiet are no longer an option. As it turns out, the mastermind behind the malfeasance rocking New York City and the nation's capital wields a heavy hand of influence. And when Stone is unable to recruit those closest to the case to his side, he is left with few leads and a handful of dead-ends. But with the help of important people in high places--and the expertise of alluring new friends--Stone is more than ready to rise to the occasion.

Wild Card

Wild Card
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 1101667176
ISBN 13: 9781101667170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Card Book Review:

Stone Barrington clashes with a determined adversary in the latest non-stop thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who'd be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it's soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target. But with boundless resources and a thirst for vengeance, this foe will not be deterred, and when one plot fails another materializes. Their latest plan is more ambitious and subtle than any they've tried before, and the consequences could remake the nation. With the country's future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.

Treason

Treason
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 0593083210
ISBN 13: 9780593083215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treason Book Review:

Stone Barrington takes on a scheming rebel in this latest action-packed thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. Upon returning to New York City after a whirlwind British excursion, Stone Barrington is notified of a delicate situation within the country's administration. A close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a classified agency--only it soon becomes clear that this renegade was sent by a rival Stone has encountered before. From the City of Light to the rocky Maine coastline, Stone will need to summon all his wit and daring to halt the audacious plots threatening to reveal confidential intel, and catch the evasive traitor at last. This enemy may be equipped with unlimited resources and devious schemes, but if Stone remains vigilant, justice may finally prevail. . . .

Contraband

Contraband
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 0593083156
ISBN 13: 9780593083154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contraband Book Review:

Stone Barrington is caught in the web of a national smuggling operation in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in the Florida sun when trouble falls from the sky--literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. From the laid-back Key West shores to the bustling Manhattan streets, Stone sets out to connect the dots between the crimes that seem to follow him wherever he travels. His investigations only lead to more questions, and shocking connections between old and new acquaintances. But as Stone must quickly learn, answers--and enemies--are often hiding in plain sight . . .

Civil Servants and Politics

Civil Servants and Politics
Author: C. Neuhold,S. Vanhoonacker,Luc Verhey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 1137316810
ISBN 13: 9781137316813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Servants and Politics Book Review:

This comparative study focuses on the changing relations between civil servants and politicians in the European Union in the last two decades. As well as national case studies this book also looks into politico-administrative relations in supranational institutions such as the European Commission and the European Parliament.

The Crown in Crisis

The Crown in Crisis
Author: Alexander Larman
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 1250274850
ISBN 13: 9781250274854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crown in Crisis Book Review:

The thrilling and definitive account of the Abdication Crisis of 1936 On December 10, 1936, King Edward VIII brought a great international drama to a close when he abdicated, renouncing the throne of the United Kingdom for himself and his heirs. The reason he gave when addressing his subjects was that he could not fulfill his duties without the woman he loved—the notorious American divorcee Wallis Simpson—by his side. His actions scandalized the establishment, who were desperate to avoid an international embarrassment at a time when war seemed imminent. That the King was rumored to have Nazi sympathies only strengthened their determination that he should be forced off the throne, by any means necessary. Alexander Larman’s The Crown in Crisis will treat readers to a new, thrilling view of this legendary story. Informed by revelatory archival material never-before-seen, as well as by interviews with many of Edward’s and Wallis’s close friends, Larman creates an hour-by-hour, day-by-day suspenseful narrative that brings readers up to the point where the microphone is turned on and the king speaks to his subjects. As well as focusing on King Edward and Mrs. Simpson, Larman looks closely at the roles played by those that stood against him: Prime minister Stanley Baldwin, his private secretary Alec Hardinge, and the Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Lang. Larman also takes the full measure of those who supported him: the great politician Winston Churchill, Machiavellian newspaper owner Lord Beaverbrook, and the brilliant lawyer Walter Monckton. For the first time in a book about the abdication, readers will read an in-depth account of the assassination attempt on Edward’s life and its consequences, a first-person chronicle of Wallis Simpson’s scandalous divorce proceedings, information from the Royal Archives about the government’s worries about Edward’s relationship with Nazi high-command Ribbentrop and a boots-on-the-ground view of how the British people saw Edward as they watched the drama unfold. You won’t be able to put down The Crown in Crisis, a full panorama of the people and the times surrounding Edward and the woman he loved.

The Coming World

The Coming World
Author: Christopher Shinn
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780822218524
ISBN 13: 0822218526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coming World Book Review:

THE STORY: Ed, struggling to make ends meet, loses ten thousand dollars and calls on his ex-girlfriend, Dora, for help. On a New England beach at night, he explains his situation to her and tries to seduce her back into his life. After a terrible t

Shoot First

Shoot First
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 073521722X
ISBN 13: 9780735217225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shoot First Book Review:

In the latest nonstop adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington must defend a woman whose business--and life--are under threat. Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted--and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. Soon, it becomes clear that this incident is only the first thrust in a deadly scheme to push the beautiful young woman out of the way and put her company's valuable secrets up for grabs. From the sun-soaked Florida shores to an idyllic English country retreat, Stone embarks on a quest to protect his lovely new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her. But he may find that her enemy is far more resourceful--and dangerous--than he could have anticipated.

The Way Things Were

The Way Things Were
Author: Aatish Taseer
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0374712778
ISBN 13: 9780374712778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way Things Were Book Review:

An absorbing family saga set amid the commotion of the last forty years of Indian history The Way Things Were opens with the death of Toby, the Maharaja of Kalasuryaketu, a Sanskritist who has not set foot in India for two decades. Moving back and forth across three sections, between today's Delhi and the 1970s, '80s, and '90s in turn, the novel tells the story of a family held at the mercy of the times. A masterful interrogation of the relationships between past and present and among individual lives, events, and culture, Aatish Taseer's The Way Things Were takes its title from the Sanskrit word for history, itihasa, whose literal translation is "the way things indeed were." Told in prose that is at once intimate and panoramic, and threaded through with Sanskrit as central metaphor and chorus, this is a hugely ambitious and important book, alive to all the commotion of the last forty years but never losing its brilliant grasp on the current moment.

A Delicate Dance

A Delicate Dance
Author: Laura M. Jewett
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781433103087
ISBN 13: 1433103087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Delicate Dance Book Review:

Drawing on data gathered through a three-year autoethnography, A Delicate Dance couples the author's experiences teaching multicultural education and learning to zydeco dance in order to explore semblances of intimacy across self and other. More specifically, the book looks at semblances of intimacy embodied on the dance floor and the implications such intimacy might have for thinking about curriculum and qualitative research. This lively narrative encourages readers to consider what it might mean to envision curriculum as an embodied locale - much like zydeco dancing - where the play of epistemological forces replaces technocratic force; and where students experience the relative weight of desire, fear, and knowledge, the reciprocal touch of self and other, and the mysterious momentum of the semblance of intimacy.

Close Enough to Touch

Close Enough to Touch
Author: Colleen Oakley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 1501139282
ISBN 13: 9781501139284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Close Enough to Touch Book Review:

A “heart-wrenching and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) love story for anyone who’s ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Colleen Oakley’s Close Enough to Touch will delight fans of Jojo Moyes’s One Plus One and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project. Can you miss something you never had? Jubilee Jenkins is no ordinary librarian. With a rare allergy to human touch, any skin-to-skin contact could literally kill her. But after retreating into solitude for nearly ten years, Jubilee’s decided to brave the world again, despite the risks. Armed with a pair of gloves, long sleeves, and her trusty bicycle, she finally ventures out the front door—and into her future. Eric Keegan has troubles of his own. With his daughter from a failed marriage no longer speaking to him, and his brilliant, if psychologically troubled, adopted son attempting telekinesis, Eric’s struggling to figure out how his life got so off course, and how to be the dad—and man—he wants so desperately to be. So when an encounter over the check-out desk at the local library entangles his life with that of a beautiful—albeit eccentric—woman, he finds himself wanting nothing more than to be near her. A “heart-wrenching and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) love story for anyone who’s ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Colleen Oakley’s Close Enough to Touch will delight fans of Jojo Moyes’s One Plus One and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project.

I Wanted Fries with That

I Wanted Fries with That
Author: Amy Fish
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1608686205
ISBN 13: 9781608686209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Wanted Fries with That Book Review:

SPEAK UP AND PERSUADE At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced an injustice, large or small — a restaurant botching our lunch order or a boss who isn’t following the guidelines for workplace etiquette — and suffered in silence for fear of offending anyone. When we fail to speak up, however, we shortchange ourselves. Amy Fish encourages standing up for yourself (and others) by complaining effectively. Her suggestions will appeal to anyone who wants to speak up and isn’t sure where to start, including managers navigating workplace disputes, couples who argue about the same things over and over, and even someone with a friend with bad breath. Illustrating her points with funny real-life stories, Fish reveals pragmatic methods to redress grievances with civility, honesty, and fairness for everyone involved — whether you’re trying to right the wrongs of the world or just claim the french fries you ordered.

Black River

Black River
Author: S. M. Hulse
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN 10: 0544309294
ISBN 13: 9780544309296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black River Book Review:

This novel of sorrow and suspense, set in rural Montana, is “a complex and powerful story—put Black River on the must-read list” (The Seattle Times). Wes Carver returns to his hometown—Black River, Montana—with two things: his wife’s ashes and a letter from the parole board. The convict who once held him hostage during a prison riot is up for release. For years, Wes earned his living as a correction officer and found his joy playing the fiddle. But the uprising shook Wes’s faith and robbed him of his music; now he must decide if his attacker should walk free. With “lovely rhythms, spare language, tenderness, and flashes of rage,” S. M. Hulse shows us the heart and darkness of an American town, and one man’s struggle to find forgiveness in the wake of evil (Los Angeles Review of Books).

Hit List

Hit List
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0593083245
ISBN 13: 9780593083246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hit List Book Review:

Stone Barrington faces down a vengeful miscreant in this latest heart-stopping thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author When Stone Barrington finds his name on a hit list, he plans to lie low until the culprit is caught. But when this foe shows no signs of stopping until his deadly objective is realized in full, Stone is left with no choice but to face the problem head-on. Armed and alert, Stone joins forces with his most savvy connections to catch the perpetrator before the next strike. But it turns out this scum is an expert at evasion in more ways than one, and the international cat-and-mouse hunt that ensues has Stone questioning if he has become the predator or the prey. . .

A Delicate Deception

A Delicate Deception
Author: Cat Sebastian
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN 10: 0062820672
ISBN 13: 9780062820679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Delicate Deception Book Review:

When Amelia Allenby escaped a stifling London ballroom for the quiet solitude of the Derbyshire countryside, the very last thing she wanted was an extremely large, if—she grudgingly admits—passably attractive man disturbing her daily walks. Lecturing the surveyor about property rights doesn’t work and, somehow, he has soon charmed his way into lemon cakes, long walks, and dangerously heady kisses. The very last place Sydney wished to be was in the shadow of the ruins of Pelham Hall, the inherited property that stole everything from him. But as he awaits his old friend, the Duke of Hereford, he finds himself increasingly captivated by the maddeningly lovely and exceptionally odd Amelia. He quickly finds that keeping his ownership of Pelham Hall a secret is as impossible as keeping himself from falling in love with her. But when the Duke of Hereford arrives, Sydney’s ruse is revealed and what started out as a delicate deception has become a love too powerful to ignore. Will they let a lifetime of hurt come between them or can these two lost souls find love and peace in each other?