Remo and Chiun continue their mission to protect America from seemingly unstoppable Russian forces as mass murder breaks out in Alaska. Remo and Chiun recognize the techniques as a brand of Sinanju, posing an alarming question: Who has trained an army of die-hard Soviet troops in the ancient, secret art of the master assassins?
Through first hand accounts of high-profile business meetings and behind-the-scenes decision making, Kyojiro Hata, the president of Louis Vuitton Japan, tells the story of how he turned Louis Vuitton into the most sought after label in the Japanese market.
To Live in the World as Ourselves: Self-Discovery and Better Relationships through Jung’s Typology is a guide to one of the pillars of Jungian psychology. Going far beyond merely an exercise in categorizing and affixing ourselves and others with a personality “type,” the author offers simple but fundamental aspects of psychology that are easily observable in everyone. The book shows readers how to discover the essentials of their true nature, and offers techniques to live more authentically and with stress, and to relate to others with more ease, understanding and mutual support. Through real-life examples and avatars of typology from popular culture, the author describes extroversion and introversion, thinking, feeling, intuition and sensation, universal psychological abilities to perceive and process life experience that cover all aspects of a fully human life. She shows how an innate hierarchy of these psychological abilities shapes our personal priorities, interests, special talents, ways of working and relating, even how we fall in love. Throughout the book are tips on relating best to people of various typologies, so as to avoid misunderstandings and even heal long-standing conflicts. Readers find out where they are likely to feel vulnerable, and ways to work best with and around fears and self-doubts, leading to self-awareness, self-enhancement and deeply rewarding relationships.
Patrick Aldermann, an accountant with a company that makes toilets, is passionate about his roses, which he prunes ruthly, 'deadheading' any blossoms a minute past their prime so as to make space for the younger blooms. Not much of a gardener, Dalziel views Patrick as a strong contender for the title of Most Boring Man in Yorkshire. Pascoe, though, has noticed that senior executives at the toilet company 'gentlemen, you might say, just a minute past their prime' have an unlucky habit of dying. And when they do, it's all but inevitably Patrick who, like a lucky young bloom, is poised to take their place.
Jack Daniels is the cure to all evils. Sex should be casual and, preferably, anonymous. Giving a damn is for nurses, philanthropists and suicide hotlines.
My name is Mathew Rogers and those are the values I built my adult life around. They are also the reason I had to forsake everything I loved in Seattle and embark on a solitary road trip across the country, with no direction other than searching for the next small town, the next girl, and the closest liquor store. Boredom, frustration and a series of unfortunate decisions led me to the rickety-ass town of Jolene, Alabama—a town I wanted to leave behind from the moment I passed the welcome sign. But it was there where I met her. The girl who made me question everything I’ve always believed in, and the only one who has ever had the power to break my heart.
Her name is Lexie. She’s beautiful, and I’m pretty sure she hates me.
And for once in my life, I give enough of a damn that I keep finding a reason to stay.
First published in l965, Hubert Aquin’s Next Episode is a disturbing and yet deeply moving novel of dissent and distress. As he awaits trial, a young separatist writes an espionage story in the psychiatric ward of the Montreal prison where he has been detained. Sheila Fischman’s bold new translation captures the pulsating life of Aquin’s complex exploration of the political realities of contemporary Quebec.
Jonathan Sniper è sempre stato alla ricerca dello scoop del secolo, ma non avrebbe mai immaginato di finirci in mezzo. Tutto precipita una notte, quando si ritrova in mezzo alla strada con una pistola in tasca e i vestiti sporchi di sangue non suo. Non sa come sia arrivato lì: l’ultima cosa che ricorda è che stava aiutando uno sconosciuto a sfuggire a dei malviventi. Un uomo che, nei suoi ultimi istanti, gli ha inoculato qualcosa. Da quel momento, il buio. Adesso è lui a ritrovarsi braccato, non solo dalla Polizia, ma anche da misteriosi individui che cercano di catturarlo con ogni mezzo per recuperare ciò che gli è stato affidato senza il suo consenso. Qualcosa che ora gli sussurra nella testa, a volte consigliandolo, a volte ostacolandolo, addirittura prendendo il comando del suo corpo: una coscienza estranea, artificiale, che rivendica la sua presenza, ripetendo "Io sono Jonathan". Tra vuoti di memoria, inseguimenti, inganni e alleati insperati, Jonathan dovrà capire cosa nasconde dentro di sé prima ancora di svelare i misteri che lo circondano. E scoprirà a sue spese che, se da un lato un’intelligenza artificiale non conosce le emozioni, dall'altro la natura umana, sotto la patina dell’etica e della morale, è la più brutale che esista al mondo.