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Author : Kelley Armstrong
language : en
Publisher: Random House Canada
Release Date : 2016-08-09
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The exciting fourth novel in bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's "impossible-to-put-down" Cainsville series. When Olivia's life exploded--after she found out she was not the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers--she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she discovered the truth about her parents' crimes in an investigation that also revealed the darker forces at work in the place that had offered her a haven. As if that wasn't enough, she also found out that she, Gabriel and her biker boyfriend Ricky were not caught in an ordinary sort of love triangle, but were hereditary actors in an ancient drama in which the elders of Cainsville and the mysterious Huntsmen who opposed them had a huge stake. Now someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium and is pushing them toward a hard choice: either they fulfill their destinies by trusting each other and staying true to their real bonds, or they succumb to the extraordinary forces trying to win an eternal war by tearing them apart.
Author : Ian K. Steele
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date : 1990-07-26
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On the morning of August 9, 1757, British and colonial officers defending the besieged Fort William Henry surrendered to French forces, accepting the generous "parole of honor" offered by General Montcalm. As the column of British and colonials marched with their families and servants to Fort Edward some miles south, they were set upon by the Indian allies of the French. The resulting "massacre," thought to be one of the bloodiest days of the French and Indian War, became forever ingrained in American myth by James Fenimore Cooper's classic novel The Last of the Mohicans. In Betrayals, historian Ian K. Steele gives us the true story behind Cooper's famous book, bringing to life men such as British commander of Fort William Henry George Monro, English General Webb, his French counterpart Montcalm, and the wild frontier world of Natty Bumppo. The Battle of Lake George and the building of the fort marked the return of European military involvement in intercolonial wars, producing an explosive mixture of the contending martial values of Indians, colonials, and European regulars. The Americans and British who were attacked after surrendering, as well as French officers and their Indian allies (the latter enraged by the small amount of English booty allowed them by the French), all felt deeply betrayed. Contemporary accounts of the victims--whose identities Steele has carefully reconstructed from newly discovered sources--helped to create a powerful, racist American folk memory that still resonates today. Survivors included men and women who were adopted into Indian tribes, sold to Canadians in a well-established white servant trade, or jailed in Canada or France as prisoners of war. Explaining the motives for the most notorious massacre of the colonial period, Steele offers a gripping tale of a fledgling America, one which places the tragic events of the Seven Years' War in a fresh historical context. Anyone interested in the fact behind the fiction will find it fascinating reading.
Author : Fiona Neill
language : en
Release Date : 2016-09-08
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Nell Stone is at the peak of her career. Living alone, she is focused and disciplined, refusing to let her personal life creep into her professional one. So when Nell receives a letter from Sadie, an old friend, she finds herself in the hardest position of all. Because what Sadie did to Nell years before is unthinkable, and unforgivable. But should the cost of Sadie's betrayal be her life? Becoming Strangers is the controversial story of the price of friendship and what it means to make a decision that will irrevocably change your life.
Author : Brian Freemantle
language : en
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date : 2011-09-13
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On the eve of her wedding, a woman must fight to rescue her fiancé from an international terrorist plot It’s been nearly a year since Janet’s husband, Hank, died of a terrible illness. Though she thought she would never love again, John Sheridan proved her wrong. Like Janet, he works in government, analyzing files for the State Department. They fall in love shortly after meeting at a party, and it isn’t long before Janet, finally ready to leave Hank in the past, agrees to marriage. But their plans are quickly disrupted. Posted overseas in war-torn Beirut, John disappears just before the wedding. It’s a race against the clock as Janet must face the specter of international terrorism to save the second love of her life—before it’s too late. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Author : Gabriella Turnaturi
language : en
Release Date : 2007
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From Iago to Fredo, Judas to General Hospital, acts of betrayal fascinate us. Eventually we all encounter this universal experience of human interaction, but despite its ubiquity, being betrayed can turn our lives upside down and leave us feeling suddenly frail and alone. Betrayal only arises out of sharing something of yourself with another, and its impact speaks to the great tragedy of human relations: at bottom, other people are unknowable. While most attempts to study betrayal only consider its moral or psychological dimensions, Gabriella Turnaturi here examines betrayal as an act embedded in social relationships whose meanings change over time. For example, adultery is one of the most recognizable forms of betrayal, but a wide gulf exists between its role in Madame Bovary and in The Ice Storm. Therefore, Turnaturi contends, in order to examine the many meanings of betrayal we need to understand its context in a specific time and place. Born from the unpredictable possibilities of human interaction, betrayal emerges as a sociological event in this thought-provoking meditation on the stab in the back.
Author : Qurratulʻain Ḥaidar
language : en
Release Date : 1999-01-01
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The Stories In This Anthology Depict A Series Of Betrayals-Historical, Political, Personal-And How Women Struggle To Come To Terms With Them. A Classic.
Author : Ian Callinan
language : en
Publisher: Boolarong Press
Release Date : 2011
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Betrayals plots the destinies of three people of very different backgrounds and personalities as they live their lives in Ipswich, Brisbane, Canberra, Vietnam, Oxford, Moscow and, ultimately, Bucharest. Each is profoundly affected by, and has an important role in the machinations of the great powers in the Cold War. It is a novel of an epoch, a story of high hope, despair, and happiness. A cavalcade of characters pass through its pages, each playing an unwitting role written by others but inevitably linking the protagonists Cecily Towne, Tim Fallon, and the Romanian, Rulokov, in a net of intrigue from which they cannot extricate themselves. This is Ian Callinans seventh novel. To his diverse collection, he now adds a riveting and sensitive account of the worlds of academe, high communist bureaucracy, and espionage.