By Stephen Legault
By Stephen Legault
By Stephan Kaluza
An diesem Weihnachtsmorgen scheint die Welt des Multimilliardärs Meisner noch in Ordnung: Im Fond seines schwarzen Maybachs, den Blick abwechselnd auf den Chauffeur und den glitzernden Genfer See gerichtet, gelten seine Gedanken einer verflossenen Liebe, einer Reparatur in seiner Villa und - der einzige Eingriff in die regimen - einer anstehenden OP. Doch zu Hause angekommen, wird ihm plötzlich schwindelig, zwei Hände packen ihn, der Geruch von Chloroform ...
Als Meisner in einem fremden Keller erwacht, wird ihm klar: Er ist entführt worden. Sein Kidnapper, der sich selbst Betreuer nennt, stellt sich als Ronaldo vor. Und Ronaldo weiß mehr über Meisner, als diesem lieb sein kann - er kennt sogar das milliardenschwere "Black Budget", das Meisners Konzern als Schmiermittel für Korruption im großen Maßstab dient.
Die Lösegeldforderung ist absurd hoch, doch noch absurder scheint ihm, was once mit dem Geld geschehen soll. Und Meisner ist nicht der Einzige: Noch 29 andere Milliardäre werden in Kellern festgehalten.
Der ungewöhnliche Plan soll ein process ins Wanken bringen, das immer mehr außer Kontrolle zu geraten droht und dem die Gesellschaft zunehmend schutzlos gegenübersteht. "Sie denken, das sei Wahnsinn? Im Wahn sind wir häufig anständiger als bei vollem Verstand, Herr Meisner."
"30 Keller" ist ein spannender Finanz-Thriller und eine hochaktuelle Parabel auf unsere aus den Fugen geratene Gegenwart, die wir zunehmend von den schwer durchschaubaren Mechanismen der Finanzmärkte fremdbestimmt sehen.
By Frédérick Maurès
En suivant Maria, l. a. fille de Vladimir Vaderov, et Antoine, son fidèle chevalier servant, l’auteur fait plonger le lecteur dans une enquête où espionnage, meurtres et expérimentations scientifiques font froid dans le dos.
By Patrizia Riello Pera
Patrizia Riello Pera si cimenta questa volta in un giallo intrigante della più schietta e genuina tradizione poliziesca. Il suo stile elegante e pulito e l. a. sua notevole attitudine a inscenare situazioni l. a. cui spietata ovvietà risulta spesso paradossale, donano ai suoi racconti fascino e suggestione. Lo scambio è un romanzo in grado di avvincere e appassionare, una storia che conquista il lettore pagina dopo pagina conducendolo lungo gli intrecci di questa trama tessuta con maestria e sagacia.
By Liz Nugent,Annamaria Biavasco
«Mi aspettavo tutt’altra reazione los angeles prima volta che l’ho colpita.
Invece è rimasta motionless, distesa in step with terra, a fissarmi in silenzio con los angeles mano sulla guancia. Non un cenno di sorpresa sul volto».
«Convincente, ingegnoso e oscuro come nessun altro mystery psicologico…
lo manderete giù in un colpo solo».
«Dalla nuova regina della suspense, un romanzo che si legge tutto d’un fiato».
«Tutto quello che posso dire è che sono rimasto sveglio fino alle tre del mattino
per finire questo romanzo; una cosa che non mi succedeva da pace immemorabile».
By Donato Carrisi
By Kristopher Jansma
Amid joyful revelry and free-flowing champagne, the buddies toast themselves and the hot 12 months ahead—a yr that holds many surprises in shop. they have to navigate ever-shifting relationships with the town and with each other, decided to push onward in pursuit in their precarious desires. And whilst a devastating blow brings their momentum to a halt, the crowd is pressured to reexamine their aspirations and chart new paths via unforeseen losses.
Kristopher Jansma’s award-winning debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, was once praised for its “wry humor” and “charmingly unreliable narrator” in The New Yorker and hailed as “F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson” by way of The Village Voice. In Why We got here to the City, Jansma offers an unforgettable exploration of friendships cast within the fires of ambition, ardour, wish, and love. This glittering tale of a iteration coming of age is a sweeping, poignant triumph.
From the Hardcover edition.
By John Vespasian
When Zirkovsky's examine indicates the 1st symptoms of good fortune, animal-rights activists call for him to desert his experiments. a chain of violent assaults opposed to the lab lead the industrialist to name his insurer, Alfred Grail, a Vietnam veteran residing in Switzerland. What Alfred Grail will locate in Belgium will shake his ideals and make him swap his life.
EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK
From bankruptcy 3
On her 6th birthday, Juliette Rooij had stopped talking. It had occurred unexpectedly, threats, or tears. As of that day, Lana Rooij had by no means heard her daughter say one other word.
Lana had consulted medical professionals and performed every little thing to inspire her daughter to talk back. each night, she kissed her lightly to mattress, wishing that lifestyles was once almost like sooner than, yet each morning, Juliette's silence broke her center.
"The lady misses her father," a toddler psychiatrist had clinically determined. probably he was once correct, yet Lana Rooij had no proposal who Juliette's father used to be, for in Lana's earlier, there have been many men.
Juliette used to be a truly clever baby who absorbed wisdom with ardour, yet refused to reply to at any time when she was once puzzled on any topic. whilst Juliette made drawings, it used to be consistently an analogous photo. On most sensible of the web page, a sunlight whose rays burned the web page from finish to finish. lower than the solar, a home with a balcony.
A lady and a bit lady stood at the balcony. either had lengthy blond hair and wore skirts. On a few drawings, Juliette drew the girl's eyes with such depth that her pencil pierced the paper. On others, it used to be the woman's eyes. the lady and the woman by no means smiled.
Lana Rooij had put certainly one of Juliette's drawings beside the lavatory replicate. day by day, she stared on the girl and the lady at the balcony, brooding about why they did not circulation, why they did not communicate, what they have been ready for.
From bankruptcy 5
"Vietnam will make a guy out of you," his father had acknowledged to Alfred Grail on Alfred's 17th birthday.
His response had stunned his mom and dad. "I'm unlikely to Vietnam. i would like to be an artist."
"An artist," his father had responded, "what a foolish fantasy."
"An artist," his mom had reacted, "my terrible baby will starve."
Months later, Alfred had abruptly replaced his brain, yet he had by no means advised his mom and dad why, he had by no means instructed anyone. the explanation have been a sixteen-year-old lady named Marylou Rose Parker.
Marylou was once now not appealing, she was once now not even beautiful, yet she knew tips on how to listen.
One summer season afternoon, while Alfred used to be by myself fishing within the close by river, a woman had walked to him and stood nonetheless at his part. She used to be Marylou Rose Parker.
"Why do you love fishing?" she had asked.
"Because i love to examine the water," Alfred had answered.
"Do you capture loads of fish?"
"Two or 3 every one afternoon, yet I throw them again into the river."
The lady had long past domestic hours later, yet she had back the next day to come. "What do you do if you end up now not fishing?"
"I learn comics."
"And if you are now not reading?"
Marylou have been the 1st individual to determine Alfred's drawings. He had feared what she might say, for she was once a lady, and women couldn't draw. She had checked out the sheets of paper coated with strains and shadows, pictures distilled from Alfred's dreams.
She had acknowledged not anything, yet she had nodded, as if she understood. It was once basically then that Alfred had started to speak, all at once initially, enthusiastically as he went on, whispering because the evening approached. Marylou Rose Parker had listened to him all of the way.
As of that second, the 2 had turn into inseparable.
By Miriam Hendrix