Description : At high-pressure chemical plants in the United States and Germany, the race to process a new wonder chemical is on. The stakes are high - and the competition is reckless, desperate and fierce. Trialine. Wonder Drug. If synthesized, its possibilities are endless. Fabulous. It will revolutionise the 21st century. And it will make somebody famous. And somebody very, very rich. But the key to the process is held by somebody who doesn't know it. Somebody who will be transformed forever. Somebody who is destined to be... The Catalyst.
Description : Conflicting rules of the correct procedures of the Temple cult, whose significance demanded absolute exactitude and uniformity, precluded common public rituals and created the schism
Description : BACK IN TIME OUT OF TIME! The Timegazer went where no other research vessel had gone. 70 million years past to locate, observe, and record the great meteoric impact that would wipe out the dinosaurs and give rise to mammalian supremacy. What it found, and what it did not find would shake the whole of human history forever!
Description : 'Kevin, the same men who killed Stein are after me...' When Doctor Michael Ward dies in a suspicious fire, his student Kevin Hamilton is convinced it was no accident. The young Ph.D. student received a cryptic email from Ward just before the fatal blaze, warning him that their recent and supposedly failed experiment had actually brought about one of the most important discoveries of the century: a chemical process worth billions, with the potential to destroy lucrative global industries. Along with his girlfriend, Kevin faces an urgent race to escape some extremely dangerous assassins. He must use all of his wits to protect his top-secret discovery and to prevent a conspiracy that will silence him for ever. And time is running out... This is the classic action-packed thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Noah's Ark Quest. **This book was originally published as The Adamas Blueprint**
Description : How ordinary managers in any economy can do extraordinary things to build sustainable growth engine The Catalyst speaks to all managers who have ever been handed ambitious growth targets but little guidance on how to hit them. Managers like you who, year in and year out, face “the terror of the plug.” The boss expects you to deliver a daunting revenue target but offers little advice on how to get there. Even worse is “growth gridlock,” when your company won’t support your great ideas until you prove they’re good–which is impossible since you can’t get the proof until you’ve tried them out first. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, you spend your time persuading with PowerPoint presentations instead of pursuing opportunities. What does it take to overcome such seemingly insurmountable roadblocks? How can you crack the code to discover and pursue new opportunities? How can smart organizations recruit growth leaders, train them, and learn from them instead of getting in their way? These are the questions explored in The Catalyst. Based on years of research, this inspiring book reveals that the most potent drivers of growth are unsung heroes who often go unnoticed: ordinary middle managers who do extraordinary things. Intrigued by how some people were able to consistently deliver the numbers–despite both internal obstacles and highly challenging conditions in the marketplace–the authors discovered not only how they did it, but also the personal and psychological characteristics of those who succeeded. They distilled the lessons into practical tools, including: • Turn lemons into lemonade: How what may appear to be flat or dead-end businesses can be turned into growth-oriented enterprises that create cool new products and tap new audiences. • Get a bigger box: How not to just “think outside the box,” but create a bigger box by being wired for opportunity. • Get rid of the monkey: Why the real monkey isn’t Corporate on your back, but Corporate in your head. • It could be staring you right in the face: The hidden secret of growth is not relying only on development of dramatic new products or technological breakthroughs, but finding opportunities already there that are overlooked by the competition. • Do It. Now!: Breaking through growth gridlock comes from “learning by doing,” not through detailed analysis and planning. The Catalyst is for people in the middle looking to free themselves from the shackles of business as usual–and deliver the organic growth that’s demanded of them. But it’s also for CEOs and CFOs who want to release the creativity lying dormant within their businesses. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : In this modern-day Greek tragedy, the Fates play havoc with a middle-aged English trio who have planned a restful and much-needed holiday in Greece. Hugh Wilmot, his wife Florence, and her sister Beatrice have secretly loathed one another for years. Confronted with the pressures of new people and new places, their emotions rise to the boiling point under the hot Aegean sun. As the time ripens for an explosion, the catalyst turns out to be Greece herself, working through film actress Rosamund Oakley, who is inadvertently cast in the role of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of beauty, love, and mischief. Hugh, having met Rosamund on a sight-seeing excursion, is attracted by her beauty and mystery, which for him match and enhance his exotic new surroundings. But almost immediately a strange series of events leads to three gruesome murders—one in which a moral criminal figures, one in which the intended victim is well and truly skewered, and finally a murder-by-suicide. Another catalyst, this time in the guise of a folk-singing couple with a clue to the identity of the crazed killer, triggers the shattering resolution to this tale of three travellers who found more hate than love among the ruins of ancient Greece.
Description : 'The next JK Rowling' (Today Programme, USA) 'An astounding achievement. I can't wait for the second book! *****' - Reader Review 'A great read for those who enjoyed The Hunger Games and Divergent. *****' - Reader Review ____________________ Rose Elmsworth has a secret. For eighteen years, the world has been divided into the magically Gifted and the non-magical Ashkind, but Rose's identity is far more dangerous. At fifteen, she has earned herself a place alongside her father in the Department, a brutal law-enforcement organisation run by the Gifted to control the Ashkind. But now an old enemy is threatening to start a catastrophic war, and Rose faces a challenging test of her loyalties. How much does she really know about her father's past? How far is the Department willing to go to keep the peace? And, if the time comes, will Rose choose to protect her secret, or the people she loves? ____________________ Further praise for Helena Coggan and The Catalyst 'The Catalyst is a complicated, rich world of magic and danger . . . Both fantastical and startlingly relevant and contemporary, it's tense, exciting, engaging and has at its heart a central character whose incredibly personal story becomes caught up in huge battles and some even bigger ideas.' - Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August 'A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot' - Metro 'A phenomenal achievement . . . assured, frightening, action-packed' - Observer