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The Serpentine Road

Author : Paul Mendelson
ISBN : 9781472111401
Genre : Fiction
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Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorized South Africa, bombing churches, opening fire in bars and restaurants. Nearly twenty-five years ago, as a young Captain, Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct, under the command of one of the most feared white police officers of the time: Major Kobus Nel. Out of radio communication and without clear evidence, the SAPS barge into a township and set off a chain of events which will resonate for a quarter of a century. In Cape Town in 2015, the heiress of an Apartheid-era industrialist is found murdered, her body posed to suggest a racial hate crime. But, as Colonel Vaughn De Vries investigates, possible motives for her death abound: a highly controversial art exhibition, her sexual preferences, her relationship - as yet unknown by the press - with the son of one of the heroes of The Struggle. And, moving South down through the country, five men are murdered, each with a connection to a point in history De Vries would sooner forget. When the link is made, De Vries must re-live the traumatic event to uncover the perpetrator. Old wounds, hidden in history, are exposed, and a mysterious killer approaches, whom no one seems able to stop. Longlisted for the 2015 Crime Writer's Association Golden Dagger (Crime Novel of the Year) Praise for Paul Mendelson: 'Authoritative and unblinkered fare' Financial Times 'Once more, South Africa is brought vividly to life in a fine crimer which delivers a warm change from the regular diet of Scandinavian angst' Weekend Sport 'The Serpentine Road has been my discovery of the year. Paul Mendelson has the makings of a literary superstar' Jenny Crwys Williams, Radio 702/Cape Talk 567 'In another superb slice of South African noir, Mendelson illuminates the corruption and criminality that plagues a country still haunted by apartheid. A taut thriller which evokes a unique political and geographic landscape' Cath Staincliffe 'An excellent, uncompromising crime thriller made even better by its setting ... the story is two journeys in one, and I'm glad I took both' Lee Child 'A jaw-droppingly brilliant crime thriller. Imagine The Killing moved to Cape Town and into the landscape of the hot and dusty African veld' Philip Glenister 'The First Rule of Survival is an incredibly atmospheric, complex and dazzling debut from a thrilling and authentic new voice in crime fiction' Brian McGilloway 'An impressive debut' The Times

History And Legend Of Howard Avenue And The Serpentine Road Grymes Hill Staten Island Classic Reprint

Author : Charles Gilbert Hine
ISBN : 1333352565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Excerpt from History and Legend of Howard Avenue and the Serpentine Road, Grymes Hill, Staten Island The general history and story of the locality, including the several names that have been applied to Grymes Hill in the past and their origin. How the Serpentine Road and Howard Avenue came to be Opened and when; also other matters of a similar nature. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Reconnaissance Of Asbestos Deposits In The Serpentine Belt Of Northern California

Author : F. J. Wiebelt
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History And Legend Of Howard Avenue And The Serpentine Road Grymes Hill Staten Island

Author : C G 1859-1931 Hine
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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Author : Minus Ward
ISBN : WISC:89089037725
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Insight Guides Explore London Travel Guide Ebook

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781786716651
Genre : Travel
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One of the most exciting and dynamic world cities, London is an extraordinary megalopolis, packed with both historic and cutting-edge attractions. Insight Guide Explore London is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 20 easy-to-follow routes around the city, from Westminster and Mayfair to Kew and Greenwich. Inside Explore London: Discover the iconic appeal of the British capital, from buzzy Soho and the South Bank's theatrical landmarks to Kensington's great museums and the Tower of London Experience classic London: take a red bus tour, watch the changing of the guards and taste your way around Borough Market Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to London's celebrated cuisine, unparalleled entertainment options, world-class shopping and key historical dates Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets Pull-out map with useful plotted routes. Evocative photography captures the very best of this powerhouse capital city About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

The Light In High Places

Author : Joe Hutto
ISBN : 9781602397033
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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While on an expedition to study the alpine sheep who live high in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, an adventurous naturalist recalls what it was like to survive in the elements, such as fierce snowstorms in July and dangerous bears, to complete his important task and find the reason for the sheep's sudden decline in population.

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Author : José Gomez
ISBN : UCSD:31822004985362
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The Echo Maker

Author : Richard Powers
ISBN : 0374706549
Genre : Fiction
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On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, 27-year-old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister Karin, his only near kin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when he emerges from a protracted coma, Mark believes that this woman–who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister–is really an identical impostor. Shattered by her brother's refusal to recognize her, Karin contacts the cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber, famous for his case histories describing the infinitely bizarre worlds of brain disorder. Weber recognizes Mark as a rare case of Capgras Syndrome, a doubling delusion, and eagerly investigates. What he discovers in Mark slowly undermines even his own sense of being. Meanwhile, Mark, armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness, attempts to learn what happened the night of his inexplicable accident. The truth of that evening will change the lives of all three beyond recognition. Set against the Platte River's massive spring migrations–one of the greatest spectacles in nature–The Echo Maker is a gripping mystery that explores the improvised human self and the even more precarious brain that splits us from and joins us to the rest of creation. The Echo Maker is the winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction.

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