In einem multinationalen Konzern wird ein unschuldiger Mann zur Schachfigur in einem mörderischen Spiel um Macht, Geld und Kontrolle. Er erlebt die Hölle auf Erden. John Gallagher, Informatiker aus London, steht massiv unter Druck. Er arbeitet für einen mächtigen Konzern, der in Südafrika ein neues Rechenzentrum eröffnen will. Aber John ahnt nicht, dass er in Wahrheit einem verbrecherischen Plan dient. Sein Alltag wird zum Albtraum, er kann kaum noch schlafen, der berufliche Stress erdrückt ihn. Wieder und wieder stößt er an seine physischen und psychischen Grenzen. Er will dem Wahnsinn entrinnen und schlittert in eine Affäre mit unabsehbaren Folgen. Er gerät zwischen die Fronten eines Konflikts, der mit einer für ihn unvorstellbaren Grausamkeit hinter den Kulissen tobt. Er wird zum Gejagten, doch die wahren Zusammenhänge erkennt er sehr spät. Das Sterben nimmt kein Ende, die Spirale der Gewalt eskaliert. Thomas Beckstedt hat einen mitreißenden Thriller über die Abgründe der Menschen und die Schattenseiten des modernen Wirtschaftssystems geschrieben, über den Einbruch von Gewalt und Tod in eine scheinbar normale Welt, über das Gefühl des Ausgeliefertseins und der Fremdbestimmung durch Mächte, die sich immer wieder entziehen. Der vorliegende dritte Teil dieses Thrillers schließt mit einer Welt voller Profitgier, Machtstreben und Skrupellosigkeit ab.
This book addresses two countervailing challenges to theory and policy in law and economics. The first is the rise of legal origins theory, which denies the comparative law view of convergence between common law and civil law by the assertion of an economic superiority of common law. The second is the series of economic crises in the very financial markets on which that assertion was based. Both trends unsettled certainties about the rule of law and institutional economics. Meeting legal origins theory in its main areas of political science, sociology and economics, the book extends the interdisciplinary reach to neglected aspects of comparative law, legal history, dynamic econometric analysis and "quasi-natural experiments" with counterfactual evidence of different institutional regimes in divided countries. These combined methodological tools make tests of the economic impact of different legal origins much more reliable. This is shown for developed and newly industrialized countries as well as developing, transforming and emerging countries with or without financial center advantage, affected or not by financial crises. The Asian financial crises and the American subprime crisis have been, or could have been resolved using the resources of common law or civil law. These cases and data on access to justice in Africa, Asia and Latin America reveal the problem of substantive law remaining "law on the books" without efficient procedural rules and judicial structures. The single most striking common law-civil law divide is that lawyer-dominated common law procedure is slower and costlier than judge-managed civil law procedure. Countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Japan, and China show functional interaction between culture and law in legal reforms. Such interaction can reduce the occurrence of legal disputes as well as facilitate their resolution. It can use economic crises as catalysts for legal reforms or rely on regional integration, and it should replace the discredited method of legal "transplants" by sustained dialogue between legal advisors and all actors involved in legal reforms.
Author: Jo Nesbø
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
The next thrilling installment in the Harry Hole series. The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry's suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up,The Snowmanconfirms Jo Nesbø's position as an international star of crime fiction.
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Harper Collins
Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons. “An elegant and complex thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.” —New York Times Book Review “A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.” —Los Angeles Times “The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction.” —Washington Post No disrespect meant to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, but Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, is the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that “nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer”…and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbø! James Patterson fans should also take note.
Includes an evaluation of methods in contemporary scientific history as well as discussions of developments in French, West German, and Marxist historiography
Dieses Buch ist genau das Richtige für pfiffige Deutschstunden. Mit Hilfe von Wochenplänen können sich die Schülerinnen und Schüler ab dem 2. Schuljahr den Lernstoff selbstständig erarbeiten. Mit spannenden und abwechslungsreichen Pflicht- und Wahlaufgaben lernen die Kinder in allen Bereichen des Deutschunterrichts. Dazu finden sie: viele Texte und Aufgaben zur Texterschließung, systematische Übungen zum Grundwortschatz und zu Rechtschreibstrategien, grundlegende Übungen zu den Wortarten, Zeitformen und Satzarten sowie vielfältige Anregungen zum mündlichen und schriftlichen Sprachhandeln. Das Buch bietet fertige Wochenpläne für den sofortigen Einsatz im Unterricht. Sie können die Kopiervorlagen aber auch für individuelle Wochenpäne, zur Differenzierung oder zur Lernzielkontrolle einsetzen.
Author: Jojo Moyes
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life. As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you find the courage to follow your heart—wherever that may lead? Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she discovers who she is and who she was always meant to be—and to live boldly in her brave new world.
Moving the Stars
Author: Peter Schuster
Publisher: Living Edition
Almost a Bride
Author: Jo Watson
That awkward moment you catch your boyfriend in bed with another woman and then mistakenly get arrested #chargesdropped Annie knows life isn't always fair. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get mistaken for a crazed intruder when you come home early and find your boyfriend wearing nipple clamps with a coworker on the night you thought he was going to propose to you. The important thing is to move on, and for Annie that means treating herself to a tropical vacation. But when she runs into her ex and his new woman staying at the same resort, reason is washed out to sea. Caught off guard, Annie pretends she's with Chris, a cute screenwriter she meets on the beach. With his own writing blocked, Chris is happy to help Annie craft a story to save face. Soon Annie isn't just getting over her ex, she's getting under Chris. As her fictional feelings grow increasingly real, Annie has to decide if she's ready to risk her heart on a new relationship. "Top Pick! Almost a Bride put a smile on my face more than once. The dialogue was witty, the words were well-written and the heroine was one-of-a-kind." ---Harlequin Junkie
Best Served Cold
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, and behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king. War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die. Her allies include Styria's least reliable drunkard, Styria's most treacherous poisoner, a mass-murderer obsessed with numbers and a Northman who just wants to do the right thing. Her enemies number the better half of the nation. And that's all before the most dangerous man in the world is dispatched to hunt her down and finish the job Duke Orso started... Springtime in Styria. And that means revenge. First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings Novels in the First Law world Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country
Author: Jo Watson
Honeymoon checklist: Suitcase—check Passport—check Husband—oops When Lilly Swanson's fiancé jilts her in front of five hundred wedding guests, she quickly hurtles through the first three stages of grief: screaming, crying and chocolate-eating. But then she makes a decision. Happily-ever-after may be temporarily on hold, but the honeymoon is still booked. And Lilly's going to go—alone. Except it doesn't quite work out like that. Before the plane even takes off, Lilly meets Damien. Tattooed, darkly mysterious and incredibly sexy, he doesn't plan anything beyond the next exotic trip—or the next scorching kiss. He's impulsive and unpredictable, yet somehow sure of himself. When he asks Lilly to go with him to the only place on earth where she can see a burning moon, she knows that saying yes will change everything. This is a story of what happens when you lose the life you thought would keep you safe—and find the courage to reach for the one you never even dreamed of.