Description : An assessment of U.S. intelligence gathering pinpoints its successes and failures and examines where improvements are needed based on an analysis of previously inaccessible material and personal interviews with leaders of government and the intelligence community
Description : A torrential rain beads down on a train carrying Jonah Chernov from the fortress prison in St. Petersburg to an uncertain future in Paris. A baby girl, born to his condemned twin sister, rests in the arms of Marta Birkov, a woman saved from the gallows to nurse the infant. Unknown to Jonah, his sister, barely alive, is being spirited in a coffin to Copenhagen guarded by the former head of the czars secret police. Ghosts from their pasts, and the secrets they must hide to survive, will haunt these characters as they move through the dramatic events of the Gilded Age.
Description : This is a major survey and assessment of U.S. intelligence activities over the last forty-five years. It offers a systematic and authoritative evaluation of American intelligence-gathering machinery: how it has been used, misused, and on occasion, ignored. The book has been hailed as "a splendid work, reflective and penetrating" by James R. Schlesinger; while Zbigniew Brzezinski describes Laqueur as "a man who understands the relationships between history and the world of secret services." Henry S. Rowen noted that Laqueur "brings a rare degree of analytical power to this important subject."
Description : Taimin and Selena must discover the truth about their world--before it's too late. In a world of secrets, Taimin and Selena are desperate for answers. They need to discover the truth about their origins and the firewall that borders the wasteland. If they don't find the hidden path they seek, the citizens of Zorn will die. As they make the perilous journey to the distant firewall, Taimin and Selena are joined by three companions: a young healer, a weapons trader, and an old rover. Together the five are in constant danger, unable to rely on Selena's powers as she has lost the ability to farcast--and she doesn't know how to get it back. Now Taimin finds himself hunted by a new enemy--a strange creature on a bloodthirsty quest of his own. Taimin and Selena get ever closer to the answers that are essential to their survival. But will they learn the truth in time to save themselves?
Description : Have you ever been stranded?My name is Alex, or Alexandra Robinson fully. Nothing would get me out of bed in the morning other than just knowing the perfect guy is out there. Since my parents are divorced, I am forced to fly across the Atlantic Ocean from Paris to Florida every year. When my plane crashes, I get more than I ever dreamed. Adventure has a new name as I uncover secrets of this strange land that no one ever knew existed. My new found friends and I are now castaways on an Island that itself is alive. I mean everything is alive here--everything! With danger around every corner, will I ever see my family again?How on earth can we escape when there are mythical creatures that need us for food?Get ready for the action-packed story of Alex, her dreams and much, much more than just an island.Island of Secrets
Description : In a young country known for its dominating government officials and laws, Kamber Lucan lives as a seventeen-year-old girl who’s always planned on passing the countrywide test that will set the course for her life. The test that will tell her how worthy she is of companionship and love. She has no backup plan and hasn’t thought of what might happen to her if she fails. But when her sister drags her into a rebellious, law-breaking act and causes Kamber to become a part of something she never wanted, she suddenly sees her world in a whole new light and realizes that there are always more secrets to uncover.
Description : Rumours can be deadly... In Private Lives, escape with Sunday Times bestseller Tasmina Perry into an intoxicating world where games are played to mask the truth, where there is no one you can trust, and where being too good at your job can put your life in danger. Perfect for fans of Tasmina Perry's The Pool House and those who loved the hit TV show Riviera. 'Exotic, decadent, sexy and full of surprising twists... Irresistible' - Closer A young associate with a top media law firm in London, Anna Kennedy is the lawyer to the stars, hiding their sins from the hungry media. But when Anna fails to prevent a damaging story being printed about heart-throb movie actor Sam Charles she finds herself fighting to save not only his reputation, but also her own. Soon Anna uncovers a scandal more explosive than even Sam's infidelities. A party girl is already dead and those responsible are prepared to silence anyone who stands in their way. Not least a pretty young lawyer who knows too much... What readers are saying about Private Lives: 'For a surprisingly intelligent read that is still glamorous and full of deliciously scandalous goings-on this is perfect' 'I was drawn in from the very first dramatic scene and my attention didn't waver throughout' 'This is the best book that I have read in a long, long time'
Description : An inside look at the experiences of Jewish women who use traditional mikvehs--ritual baths used to achieve purity--conveys these women's thoughts on what the mikveh means to them; how it fits in with their attitude toward religion; and its effect on their marriages and families, on their sexual, physical, and spiritual self-perception, and on their relationship with God.
Description : Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of international espionage through a review of famous spies, espionage cases, and spying techniques, from the beginning, through the present, and to the future.