È notte, il Professionista avanza lungo un corridoio d'albergo verso la suite del Bersaglio. Mano armata sotto la giacca, ghiaccio nelle vene. Tutto ha avuto inizio due mesi prima. Una missione in Messico, poi il passaggio della frontiera per sottrarsi a chi gli dà la caccia. E una proposta senza alternative per un'anima macchiata di nero, l'opportunità di sparire e risorgere prendendo il posto di un'altra persona... Ecco. Due colpi di pistola ed è finita. Adesso Chance Renard ha assunto la sua nuova identità. Quella di Momon Vidal, rapinatore leggendario, nemico pubblico numero uno della polizia francese. Figura chiave in una connection che lega trafficanti di droga dal Sudest asiatico, mafia russa e triadi cinesi. Ora Chance è lui, nella buona e nella cattiva sorte. Probabile che sia cattiva.
Ci sono segreti come l'operazione Barracuda che devono essere protetti. Anche a costo di scatenare una battaglia in piena San Pietroburgo. Nikki Krueger, punta di diamante della Divisione sicurezza europea, è preparata al rischio, entro certi limiti. Seduta in un caffè sta aspettando il suo contatto, una giornalista russa in possesso di documenti esplosivi su un oligarca perseguitato dal Cremlino ma sospettato di essere una quinta colonna di Mosca in Occidente. E soprattutto su una misteriosa operazione finanziaria internazionale che è già costata la vita a tre colleghi della DSE. Tutto è pronto per l'incontro, la Walther nella fondina sotto l'ascella è una presenza rassicurante. Ma la giornalista fa appena in tempo a comparire, e un istante dopo è già morta. Il killer è emerso dal nulla, due colpi col silenziatore, pioggia di sangue ed è tutto finito. Ora tocca a Nikki tirarsi fuori dai guai, mentre un esercito di sicari si materializza intorno a lei. Per scoprire chi c'è dietro l'operazione Barracuda bisognerà lasciare il campo a Chance Renard, l'agente freelance per eccellenza. Questa è roba per il Professionista. All'interno, il racconto "Lungo addio" di Stefano Di Marino.
All'aeroporto di Pechino, Lu Zhao è in attesa del suo volo per Tokyo. Ex capitano dell'Esercito popolare di liberazione, campionessa di tiro, ha lasciato i gradi per diventare consulente di una casa automobilistica occidentale. Nonché fonte della CIA. Al suo contatto in Giappone deve riferire un'informazione top-secret secondo cui sarebbe imminente l'invasione di Taiwan.
Author: Osamu Tezuka
Publisher: Vertical Incorporated
Black Jack, a brilliant physician, refuses to accept the hypocrisy and corruption within the medical community, and instead works as a renegade doctor, helping those in need with his expertise for a high price.
Factories of Death
Author: Sheldon H. Harris
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Will They Ever Trust Us Again? brings together hundreds of never-before-published letters that Mike has been sent - from GIs serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, from troops in US bases, from their mothers, wives and friends back home, from veterans who've fought around the globe - to show the reality beneath the political spin and TV propaganda. Their politics may vary from the Bushwhacked to the patriotic, but they all feel let down and lied to by government, they know the human cost of waging wars for the rich - and now they've had enough. Explosive, angry, moving and funny, this book shows who's really winning the battle for hearts and minds on the front line.
Author: Hal Gold
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in and around Japan during WWII. Some of the cruelest deeds of Japan's war in Asia did not occur on the battlefield, but in quiet, antiseptic medical wards in obscure parts of the continent. Far from front lines and prying eyes, Japanese doctors and their assistants subjected human guinea pigs to gruesome medical experiments. In the first part of Unit 731: Testimony author Hal Gold draws upon a painstakingly accumulated reservoir of sources to construct a portrait of the Imperial Japanese Army's most notorious medical unit, giving an overview of its history and detailing its most shocking activities. The second half of the book consists almost entirely of the words of former unit members themselves, taken from remarks they made at a traveling Unit 731 exhibition held around Japan in 1994–95. These people recount their vivid first–hand memories of what it was like to cut open pregnant women as they lay awake on the vivisection table, inject plague germs into healthy farmers, and carry buckets of fresh blood and organs through corridors to their appropriate destinations. Unit 731: Testimony represents an essential addition to the growing body of literature on the still-unfolding story of one of the most infamous "military" outfits in modern history. By showing how the ethics of normal men and women, and even an entire profession, can be warped by the fire of war, this important book offers a window on a time of human madness, in the hope that such days will never come again.
This set comprises a comprehensive selection of colonial Western scholarly texts on Chinese secret societies from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It includes a selection of important papers on Chinese secret societies by a variety of scholars, missionaries, and colonial officials.
Author: Jodi Kantor
Publisher: Little, Brown
When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible. Then they moved in. In the Obamas, Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as they try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions and personalities, and written with a keen eye for the ironies of public life, THE OBAMAS is an intimate portrait that will surprise even readers who thought they knew the President and First Lady.
Author: Eiichi Shimizu,Tomohiro Shimoguchi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
As the Star of Darkness prepares to launch its all-out assault on New York City, the SSSP begins to assemble its forces to oppose them. Shinjiro and Dan head for the Big Apple unsure if they can stop the coming storm, but unlooked-for allies may help them turn the tide. The battle to decide the fate of the Earth begins here... -- VIZ Media
Author: Shotaro Ishinomori
The nuclear age has brought with it the arms race, which has led to the advent of weapons powerful enough to destroy the world itself several times over. Unwilling to take the plunge into Armageddon, the world powers, in league with a group known only as the Black Ghost, have developed super soldiers known as the Cyborgs.
Author: Ayu Watanabe
Publisher: Kodansha America LLC
Author: Makoto Yukimura
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
WITHIN THE KINGâS GRASP As Canute plots to become ruler of the entire Danish world, Thorfinnâs only ambition is to see a harvest profitable enough to buy his own life back. But the fates of prince and slave will come together once again, as Canute plans to seize Ketil Farm from its kindhearted master. What sinister tricks does the have up his sleeve, and could they dash Thorfinnâs hopes for freedom? Meanwhile, Einarâs infatuation with Arnheid takes an unexpected turn when her former husband â an escaped slave â barges onto the farm, insisting she run away with himâ¦ "A fascinating, violent, and moving story [thatâs] firmly among other timeless classicsâ¦ Seriously, I donât know how many different ways I can say this manga is worth reading." -Kotaku
Author: Mark Millar
Twelve-year-old Simon Pooni was a normal kid with a great life, until multiple sclerosis hit. He lost the ability to walk, went blind in one eye and sometimes could barely speak. Every night, Simon would pray his multiple sclerosis somehow would go away. "Somehow" turned out to be a magic monkey named Orman, who granted Simon one wish. And with that, Simon stood transformed into a real-life version of Superior, the legendary comic-book hero. Simon spent one glorious week saving those in need, averting natural disasters - becoming the most-beloved man on the planet. But Orman ominously cautioned Simon all would be explained in one week. Will Simon be forced to go back to life in a wheelchair after being the world's greatest hero? Faced with adversity, will he prove himself to truly be...Superior? Collecting SUPERIOR #1-7.