By Robert Penn
Senza dubbio il più popolare mezzo di trasporto nella storia, los angeles bicicletta è una delle più grandi invenzioni dell'umanità. Robert Penn ci va da quando ha memoria, ci ha anche fatto il giro del mondo. Tuttavia, nessuna delle innumerevoli due ruote che ha posseduto è riuscita a incarnare fino in fondo questa sua autentica devozione. E il momento di farsi fare una nuova bicicletta, un gioiellino costruito su misura in grado di riflettere appieno lo stato di grazia in cui si trova mentre pedala, quello di "un comune mortale in contatto con gli dèi". "Ciò che conta è los angeles bicicletta" è viaggio nella progettazione e nella costruzione della bici dei sogni. Da Stoke-on-Trent, dove un artigiano gli cuce addosso un telaio fatto a mano, alla California, patria delle mountain motorbike, dove nel unfashionable di un anonimo negozio Robert assiste alla nascita delle ruote, passando in keeping with Portland, Milano e Conventry, culla della bicicletta moderna, è il racconto di una storia d'amore. E già che c'è, pezzo dopo pezzo, Penn coglie l'occasione di esplorare l. a. cultura, los angeles scienza e l. a. storia della bicicletta, in step with narrarci come abbia cambiato il corso della storia dell'uomo: dall'invenzione del "cavallo della gente comune" al suo ruolo nell'emancipazione della donna, fino al fascino immortale di Giro d'Italia e journey de France. Ecco perché pedaliamo. Ecco perché questa macchina così semplice rimane al centro della nostra vita oggi.
By Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz
Each one step, each one try out, every one twist and switch leads in the direction of death
A ebook broker lies imprisoned in a Boston mansion, an IV tube dripping a deadly narcotic cocktail into his veins. In thirty-six hours, he'll be useless. His ultimate request is to obtain a trip from one woman.…
It wasn't the main hospitable invitation she'd ever obtained. Archaeologist Annja Creed is being rushed to Massachussetts, kidnapped by means of a well-known environmental terrorist—a zealot keen to kill someone who will get in his or the planet's manner. He has taken the booklet broker hostage with a view to thieve a unprecedented and extremely necessary treatise known as the Tome of Prossos. Annja is the foremost to retrieving the traditional manuscript hidden someplace deep in the mansion. however the booklet is well-protected. so one can locate it, she needs to live on the trials of an intricate maze. She has in basic terms twelve hours to decipher the labyrinth's sinister secret…a mystery that can determine she by no means emerges.
By Tamora Pierce
Kel has ultimately accomplished her lifelong dream of being a knight. yet it’s now not turning out as she imagined in any respect. She is torn among an obligation she has sworn to uphold and a quest that she feels may flip the tide of warfare. . . .
“Unrelentingly life like in its depiction of the horrors of battle . . . Pierce offers beautiful info of the weaponry, topography, and tradition of her global, and her keep an eye on of a voluminous solid of characters is masterful.”
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
After renouncing his savage lifestyles within the jungle for the sake of his spouse Jane and baby son, Tarzan unearths his belief in civilization has been back betrayed. Tarzan, now the wealthy Lord Greystoke, turns into the objective of sinister criminals. whilst he and Jane try and keep their kidnapped son, Jane is abducted and Tarzan is stranded on a abandoned island. yet because the lord of his realm, he calls the beasts of the jungle to his carrier. Sheeta the panther, Akut, the good ape and the large Mugambi stay steadfast allies in Tarzan's quest to save lots of his family.... in the event that they are nonetheless alive!
By Marc Cerasini
Area fifty one: America's top-secret complex army trying out floor, hidden away within the Nevada wilderness, the place the striking guns of the next day to come are being built. yet a mole contained in the impregnable facility has been leaking hugely complex killing expertise to America's worst enemies . . . who intend to show its damaging strength on an unsuspecting country ahead of the day is out.
Agent Jack Bauer has a trifling twenty-four hours to derail a awful plot, as a perilous endgame takes form within the neon glare of close by Las Vegas. yet to take action, the rogue CTU operative must lead an most unlikely attack on zone fifty one itself—and disclose a deadly string of betrayal and corruption that leads from the terrorists to the underworld and the entire means into the center of the U.S. government.
By Anita Clenney
A relics specialist with a nostril for secret is torn among her horny billionaire boss and her scorching bodyguard. each one might die to avoid wasting her...and win her heart.
Kendall Morgan places her 6th feel again to paintings within the moment e-book of the Relic Seekers sequence, divining the historical past and placement of historical relics. Her boss, the attractive billionaire Nathan Larraby, sends her to Italy to shield a invaluable treasure belonging to the Protettori, an historic order of priests who safeguard 4 robust relics that Nathan believes could be the healing for his darkish curse. He additionally sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to observe Kendall’s back—although her again isn’t all Jake has his eye on.
Nathan joins them, and all 3 tumble right into a labyrinth of defenses created via the priests to guard their treasures, together with the Fountain of sweet sixteen. They locate themselves in England at the path of the mythical King Arthur, who besides the Reaper, turns out mysteriously attached to the Protettori. Sparks fly and bonds are established as Kendall and Nathan’s pasts are printed and Jake’s turns into much more mysterious. The trio needs to remain one step prior to the mysterious Reaper in the event that they are looking to continue to exist.
Fountain of Secrets twists and turns during the shadows of delusion and truth as Kendall races to discover the Protettori’s secrets and techniques and struggle her starting to be charm to her boss and her bodyguard.
A New York Times bestseller!
John Sandford and Michele cook dinner debut a high-octane mystery sequence a few ruthless company, unspeakable experiments, and a struggle to reveal the reality. ideal for enthusiasts of James Dashner's The Maze Runner.
Shay Remby arrives in Hollywood with $58 and a hand-crafted knife, trying to find her brother, Odin.
Odin’s an excellent hacker yet a little a free cannon. He and a bunch of radical animal-rights activists hit a novel Corp. study lab in Eugene, Oregon. The raid used to be a catastrophe, yet Odin escaped with a suite of hugely encrypted flash drives and a post-surgical dog.
while Shay will get a frantic three a.m. mobile name from Odin—talking approximately proof of unspeakable experiments, and a ruthless company, and the way he needs to hide—she’s involved. whilst she will get a menacing stopover at from Singular’s protection staff, she understands: her brother’s a useless guy walking.
What Singular doesn’t know—yet—is that 16-year-old Shay is each piece as ruthless as their safety strength, and he or she will burn Singular to the floor, if that’s what it takes to avoid wasting her brother.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz
Their final worry got here precise. after which issues obtained worse. Annja Creed jumps on the likelihood to affix a fellow archaeologist on a quest to discover a relic. yet she's now not so delighted approximately northern Siberia, the place they're hoping to find whatever buried within the long-undisturbed soil of Russia's frozen terrain. once they succeed in town of Jakutsk, Annja is cast off by means of its grey panorama and hugely superstitious population. They declare they're being hunted. Then one of many villagers is going lacking. The locals blame the Khosadam, a ghost of a fallen goddess stated to ingest the souls of the departed. yet there are not any clean graves. She is now searching the dwelling. while Annja seeks to ruin the apparition, she discovers a good extra frightening fact -- and should have hit a useless finish.
By Alex Archer, Steven Savile
A sword of legend within the fingers of an extremist…
Skalunda Barrow, Sweden, has lengthy been rumored to be the ultimate resting position of the mythical Nordic hero Beowulf. And there's whatever of Beowulf's that charismatic and zealous right-wing baby-kisser Karl Thorssen desires very badly. cause on getting his arms at the legendary sword Nægling, Sweden's golden-boy politico places jointly a crew to excavate the barrow. A crew that American archaeologist Annja Creed manages to finagle her manner onto. She wouldn't omit this attainable discovery for whatever.
With Nægling at his part, Thorssen may be invincible…a Nordic King Arthur. What his fans don't know—and Annja is starting to suspect—is simply how some distance Thorssen will visit in achieving his rabid amibitions. while Thorssen marks Annja for loss of life, she fast realizes that this is often even more than a political online game. And the single strategy to live to tell the tale is to compare Thorssen's sword together with her personal.