Evil for Evil

Author: James R. Benn
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569477027
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Fifty Browning Automatic Rifles have been stolen from a US Army base in Northern Ireland. His “uncle” Ike Eisenhower sends Billy to recover the weapons, which might be used in a German-sponsored IRA uprising. Bodies begin to accumulate as Billy finds unexpected challenges to his Boston-Irish upbringing and IRA sympathies. There are rogues on both sides, he learns. From the Hardcover edition.

Billy Boyle

Author: James R. Benn
Publisher: Soho Crime
ISBN: 9781616953553
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Billy Boyle, a young Irish-American cop from Boston, has just been made detective when WWII breaks out. His 'Uncle Ike' (Dwight D. Eisenhower) has been plucked from obscurity to command Army forces in Europe and he wants Billy to be his personal investigator. But Billy, who has never left Boston before, is not sure of his ability as a detective. Dutifully, he sets off for England's Beardsley Hall. Accompanied by an aristocratic Polish officer and a beautiful British nurse, Billy's mission is to catch a spy who may have been planted there...

Die Schatten von Belfast

Author: Stuart Neville
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841205240
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Gerry Fegan galt als der harte Mann der IRA. Wegen zahlreicher Morde hat er zwölf Jahre im Gefängnis gesessen. Als er wieder herauskommt, hat die Welt sich verändert. In Nordirland ist der Frieden verkündet worden. Seine einstigen Weggefährten haben sich mit der neuen Zeit arrangiert. Nur Gerry Fegan gelingt das nicht – er wird verfolgt, Tag und Nacht. Die Geister seiner zwölf Opfer scheinen ihm nachzustellen – unschuldige Männer, Frauen und Kinder. Und sie erteilen ihm Befehle. „Wenn du willst, dass ich verschwinde, musst du die töten, die dir die Befehle zum Töten gegeben haben.“ Sein erstes Opfer ist Michael McKenna, ein alter Freund, der nun Politiker geworden ist und die Strippen zieht. In Belfast bricht Unruhe aus. Wer könnte einen alten verdienten IRA-Mann getötet haben? Sind gewisse Kräfte dabei, die alten Konflikte wieder aufleben zu lassen? Fegan macht weiter – noch elf Geister verfolgen ihn. Atmosphärisch dicht erzählt Stuart Neville von einem zerrissenen Land. Ausgezeichnet als bester Thriller des Jahres. »Ein Buch, das mehr ist als ein Krimi und doch so spannend wie die besten Beispiele für dieses Genre.« NDR

Death s Door

Author: James R. Benn
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616951869
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In this seventh installment of James R. Benn’s hit WWII-era mystery series, Lieutenant Billy Boyle goes undercover in the Vatican. Lieutenant Billy Boyle could have used a rest after his last case, but when his girlfriend, Diana Seaton, a British spy, goes missing in the Vatican, where she was working undercover, he insists on being assigned to a murder investigation there so he can try to help her. An American monsignor is found murdered at the foot of Death's Door, one of the five entrances to Saint Peter's Basilica. Wild Bill Donovan, head of the OSS, wants the killing investigated. The fact that the Vatican is neutral territory in German-occupied Rome is only one of the obstacles Billy must overcome. First is a harrowing journey, smuggled into Rome while avoiding the Gestapo and Allied bombs. Then he must navigate Vatican politics and personalities—some are pro-Allied, others pro-Nazi, and the rest steadfastly neutral—to learn the truth about the murdered monsignor. But that's not his only concern; just a short walk from the Vatican border is the infamous Regina Coeli prison, where Diana is being held. Can he dare a rescue, or will a failed attempt alert the Germans to his mission and risk an open violation of Vatican neutrality?

Rag and Bone

Author: James R. Benn
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478503
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The fifth Billy Boyle investigation American Lieutenant Billy Boyle is assigned to London by his uncle, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, to investigate the murder of a Russian security officer in the buildup to D-Day. Billy recognizes that this is a politically charged case, pitting Allies against one another, and that he must proceed with caution. The Polish contingent is incensed over evidence that implicates the Russians in the murder of hundreds of Polish prisoners in the so-called Katyn Forest Massacre, and Scotland Yard thinks this murder of a Soviet officer may be a revenge killing—perhaps perpetrated by Billy’s friend Kaz, a Polish baron in exile. But Billy doesn’t buy it. Can he find the real murderer, exonerate his friend, and prevent Allied relations from falling to pieces at this critical moment of the war? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

A Mortal Terror

Author: James R. Benn
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 156947995X
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In his time investigating crimes for both the Boston cops and General Ike's European forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle hasn't encountered a serial killer. But now it looks like he may--a serial killer with a particularly frightening agenda. Two officers from the American troops stationed in Caserta, Italy, not far from Naples, have been found murdered. Lieutenant Norman Landry was found behind a supply tent with his neck snapped. Captain Max Galante, MD, was strangled on the same night, and his body left in a garden outside HQ. The MOs are completely different, and it seems like the officers had no connection to each other, but one frightening fact links the murders: each body was discovered with a single playing card: the Lieutenant, the ten of hearts; the Captain, the jack of hearts. The message seems to be clear--if the murderer isn't apprehended, the higher ranks will be next. Billy is sent to Italy for the investigation, which grows increasingly sinister. But he has other things on his mind, too. His girlfriend, Diana, is on a very dangerous spy mission, and Billy doesn't know when--or if--he'll see her again. To make matters worse, Billy's just learned that his baby brother, Danny, is being sent over to Europe as an infantry replacement, an incredibly dangerous assignment. And all around him, he sees GIs suffering from combat fatigue preparing for another battle. As the invasion at Anzio begins, Billy needs to keep a cool head amidst fear and terror as the killer calculates his next moves.