John Watson, PhD student, husband and father to be, struggles to keep his research and career goals on track as he discovers strange anomalies in his artificial intelligence system. As his fledgling expert system grows capable of autonomously navigating, understanding and interacting with the Internet, his dreams begin to unravel when the system becomes targeted by malicious hackers, greedy corporations and someone inside the university.
John and his expecting wife Sarah must protect their future as his research professor, Dr. Max Jeffries, threatens to pull the plug on a decade of work when the system begins behaving in ways that John can’t quite fully explain. I am AWAKE is the first book in the John Watson trilogy of computer science fiction novels.
L'héroïne de Facebook assassinée par Daech. Ce livre est une enquête inédite et foudroyante : l'histoire de Nissan Ibrahim, syrienne, musulmane et résistante dans une ville devenue " la capitale du diable ". C'est une histoire édifiante. Un journal digne de celui d'Anne Franck exhumé et raconté par Hala Kodmani. Nissan est devenue un symbole : celui d'une Antigone dans une Syrie déchirée, une boucherie à ciel ouvert. " La photo placée sur sa page Facebook montre une jeune femme élégamment maquillée. Elle porte un foulard noir sur un serre-tête doré, bracelets et bagues aux deux mains, tunique longue cintrée à la taille.
Le visage plein, pommettes hautes, sourire timide.
Elle était syrienne et habitait Rakka, la " capitale " de l'Etat islamique. Sur Facebook, elle racontait sa vie de rakkaouie sous la botte des djihadistes. Ils n'ont pas apprécié.
Début janvier (2016), ils ont annoncé qu'elle avait été " exécutée ".
Elle avait 30 ans. Alain Frachon (extrait d'un papier paru dans Le Monde, février 2016) Que signifie être une femme en Syrie entre 2011 et 2015 ? À quoi ressemble la vie au temps des décapitations, des tortures et des bombardements ? Ce livre est une enquête inédite et foudroyante : l'histoire de Nissan Ibrahim, syrienne, musulmane et résistante dans une ville devenue " la capitale du diable ". Née à Raqqa, professeur de philosophie, Nissan nous livre sur Facebook son journal de bord et son combat pendant 4 années de dictature meurtrière. Ses posts racontent la tragédie syrienne, la lutte d'un peuple contre deux machines de mort – le régime de Bachar Al-Assad et l'État islamique. Ce dernier n'a pas apprécié. En janvier 2016, Daech annonçait qu'elle avait été " exécutée ". Elle avait 30 ans. C'est une histoire édifiante. Un journal digne de celui d'Anne Franck exhumé et raconté par Hala Kodmani.
On y découvre une jeune femme stupéfiante, pleine d'humour, de peurs, de rêves et d'espoir pour son peuple et son pays. Nissan est devenue un symbole : celui d'une Antigone dans une Syrie déchirée, une boucherie à ciel ouvert. Hala Kodmani est une journaliste franco-syrienne, grand reporter pour Libération. Elle a gagné en 2013 le prix de L'Association de la presse diplomatique française (l'APDF) pour sa couverture de la situation en Syrie. Prix de L'Association de la presse diplomatique française (l'APDF) pour sa couverture de la situation en Syrie.
Still recovering from a near-death experience, Homicide Detective Alexander Drake is suddenly recalled to active duty to track down a diabolical serial killer with ties to the occult.
Katya “Butterfly” Amerson lived her life as the cloistered daughter of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. Always correct, always guarded, and never inciting a scandal, she’s had to be the perfect woman. What she really wants is to blow-up her castle and find a life free from inhibition and full of passion. A chance encounter at a dark club in Dubai gives her just the wildness she craves, if only for one night. Xavier “Heim” Spencer lives for being a SEAL.
Dangerous missions, high-stakes assignments, and pleasurable nights all blend together in an adrenaline-laced life he’s addicted to. Until the face women who parade through his bed blur into sandy horizons and forgotten moments. One beauty challenges him to accept someone just as scrappy as he is, and more dangerous to boot. Then she is taken. Katya’s disappearance, and the reality of who she is to the military community, he never expected. Nor the lengths he would be willing to go to get her back. Now it’s a race against time to save the woman who snatched his heart right out of his chest as terrorists threaten to kill a prisoner for every day the government doesn’t meet their demands. But SEALs don’t break. They improvise, adapt, and overcome. And Heim risks it all, for his heart and his country.
The Destroyer Trilogy brings together three of John Margerison’s WWI naval adventures into one must-have edition for the first time. DESTROYER DOINGS Through a turn of fate, the Stiletto parts company with its flotilla and comes across a German cruiser under the cover and darkness of thick fog that envelopes the sea.
With sheer ingenuity, Harry Knight commands his ship and crew in a highly unconventional manoeuvre … with outstanding outcomes … On another mission to patrol the North Sea, with instructions to stop and examine any passing vessels looking for contraband of war, Stiletto once again manages to beat expectations … Commodore Ellys, aware of Knight’s feisty reputation, is keen on sending Stiletto out to tow the Rapier, a notoriously accident prone ship back home.
An easy enough task had they not come across a steamer that failed to respond to Stiletto’s signals, with no lights on. Amongst other missions, destroying German U-boats, cruising through a seabed thick with mines, Stiletto gracefully comes to the rescue of several vessels that have come under attack. A successful string of missions under the command of Lieutenant Knight and his experienced crew ensure Stiletto is highly commended by the commodore. But its final mission is one that requires the utmost courage… THE HUNGRY HUNDRED The young, but talented Lieutenant James Stanley Murray is tasked with training a class of Royal Navy Reserves, seamen affectionately nicknamed the “Hungry Hundred”. Amongst this motley band are sixteen of the Royal Navy’s finest deserters and scallywags. These rough men answer to no master, but the Lieutenant’s kind hand and strong leadership evoke in them an undying loyalty for their ‘Jimmy’. On their first posting together, the team demonstrate their exceptionalism and their bonds of affection and loyalty to one another are strengthened. Against all odds, the men arrange to follow their commander to his next posting, aboard the Torpedo Boat Destroyer Stilletto, it is on this ship that the sixteen receive their baptism of fire and their bonds of brotherhood are truly tested. HUNTERS OF THE U-BOAT The First World War is raging and, like the land, the seas have been transformed into battlefields. Lurking in the depths is an underwater menace, and wanted or not the war will come to all: A stoic Captain who professes a rooted objection to war, in whatever guise it may take. A rebellious naval reservist, reluctant to take on any more war duties. A hawkish Commodore, seeking his pound of flesh for a failed torpedo attack on his ship. Featuring the likes of Harry Knight and James Carew, these tales of daring and courage sail through duels between vessels, unlikely catches, and aged men-o’-war hoping for one last hurrah. John S. Margerison was born Joseph Margerison in 1887, to a shoemaker in Derby. As a boy of fourteen he ran away to join the Royal Navy, marrying in 1907 and receiving medals for gallantry in 1912.
He was invalided out of the service in 1913 and by the time WWI broke out he was writing prolifically and to critical acclaim. He wrote several enthusiastic stories about life at sea, and during the war, he wrote a series of articles about joining the Navy (‘Come to Sea My Lads’ and ‘Under the Red Ensign’) for boys’ papers during the war.
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