This is the third novel in Jeffrey Archer's compelling saga, the "Clifton Chronicles". 1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate. In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family march onto the page. After Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger?"Best Kept Secret" will answer all these questions, but once again, pose so many more.
For all fans of the "Indiana Jones" movies and the Dan Brown conspiracy thrillers comes C. M. Palov's brand new page-turning adventure. "The Templar's Secret" which will take you on a breathless ride all over the globe and to a dark secret at the very heart of Christianity. A long lost gospel - the Evangelium Gaspar - holds the truth about Jesus of Nazareth and whoever possesses it will wield unlimited power ...The death of the pope triggers a plot to seize the papacy. A shadowy conspirator and members of Santa Muerte, a satanic brotherhood, seek a lost gospel which holds a devastating truth about the Christain faith, which they will use it to blackmail the Vatican. But first they have to secure it ...Caedmon Aisquith, Templar expert and former MI5 operative, receives an ominous ransom demand: find the Evangelium Gaspar or your kidnapped daughter will be killed. Racing against time, he must solve a series of clues involving esoteric symbols and artfully encoded riddles. All the while staying one step ahead of the bloodthirsty Santa Muerte.From India to Spain, and finally to a Merovingian church in the heart of Paris, Caedmon hunts the most explosive secret of all - a two-thousand-year-old cover-up that will forever change the course of history. With her previous novels, "Stones of Fire", "The Templar's Code" and "The Templar's Quest", Chloe Palov has fast established a huge readership of fans of the classic conspiracy thriller - "The Templar's Secret" is her most ambitious thriller yet. 'Heart-stopping suspense, ancient mysteries and rollercoaster action ...a book that will have you cheering as you read' James Rollins 'The story crackles with tension and imagination from the first to the last page ...intrigue, treachery, history and a wealth of secrets. Super' Steve Berry C. M. Palov graduated from George Mason University with a degree in art history. The author's resume includes working as a museum guide, teaching English in Seoul, Korea and managing a bookshop. Twin interests in art and arcana inspired the author to write esoteric thrillers. C. M. Palov lives in West Virginia.
Diary takes the form of a 'coma diary' kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at art school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she's been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he's refurbished and scrawling vile messages all over the walls. Angry homeowners are suing, and Misty's dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. The canvases are taken away by her mother-in-law and her doctor, who seem to have a plan for Misty - and for all those annoying tourists...
This text offers an open-learning approach to Raman spectroscopy providing detail on instrumentation, applications and discussions questions throughout the book. It provides a valuable guide to assist with teaching Raman spectroscopy which is gaining attention in (analytical) chemistry, and as a consequence, teaching programs have followed. Today, education in Raman spectroscopy is often limited to theoretical aspects (e.g. selection rules), but practical aspects are usually disregarded. With these course notes, the author hopes to fill this gap and include information about Raman instrumentation and how it is interpreted.*Provides a user-friendly text that tackles the theoretical background, and offers everyday tips for common practice* Raman instrumentation and practical aspects, which are sometimes overlooked, are covered* Appropriate for students, and includes summaries, text boxes, illustrating the ideas with examples from research literature or providing background information or links with other courses* Written in the AnTS style - an open learning approach this book will be ideal for use as a self-study guide or as the basis of a taught course with discussion and self-assessment questions throughout the text* Includes a comprehensive bibliography to guide the reader to more specialized texts and sources. Part of the Analytical Techniques in the Sciences (AnTS) Series.
This book is written in a way that changes the perspective of engineers and their adherence to formulas, placing them in a decision-making context. Through clear explanations and real-world examples, the second edition shows how to apply science and technology to solve problems facing society today. The basic concepts of math and science are used in the context of solving these engineering problems. It emphasizes how to use models to collect and analyze information and make technical decisions. Engineers will also gain a stronger understanding of solving engineering problems with MATLAB.
Not so long ago, George and Harold created the greatest super-hero in the history of their school - and brought him to life by mistake! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret, even he doesn't know who he is! But that was only the start! Now the boys have accidently created a whole army of evil, vicious talking toilets intent on taking over the world!!!! This is DEFINITELy a job for the world's ONLY super-hero with WEDGIE POWER!
Tolstoy was not always an old man-not always a bearded patriarch fixing the world with the eye of an angry ancient mariner. He started War and Peace when he was thirty five, and Anna Karenina was finished before he was fifty. By then he had fulfilled his genius and deployed all those elements of his titanic temperament which made him world famous. In a richly detailed and sympathetic book on the most creative years of Russia's greatest writer, Edward Crankshaw explores the world of Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, the elements in it that contributed to his great art, and the nature of the creative processes involved. Accompanied by evocative illustrations of Tolstoy's life, Mr. Crankshaw's text presents a development of this extraordinary man-his idyllic country childhood and his painful schooling, the wild years of conscience-stricken dissipation, the sojourn among the Cossacks in the Caucasus, the army service in the Crimean War, his entry into Moscow and St. Petersburg literary circles, his fateful marriage. It is an absorbing account which helps us to a fuller understanding of Tolstoy's towering genius-and the limitations that went with it.
Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last...even getting there is an adventure in itself! The three firm friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione, are soon immersed in the daily round of Potions, Herbology, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Quidditch. But then horrible and mysterious things begin to happen. Harry keeps hearing strange voices, sinister and dark messages appear on the wall, and then Ron's sister Ginny disappears...
Whether we want to improve education or cut crime to enhance public health or to generate clean energy we need the experimental methods of science - the best tool humanity has yet developed for working out what works. Yet from the way we're governed to the news we're fed by the media we're let down by a lack of understanding and respect for its insights and evidence. In "The Geek Manifesto" Mark Henderson explains why and how we need to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into every aspect of our society. A new movement is gathering. Let's turn it into a force our leaders cannot ignore.