The Man Without a Face

Author: Clifton Robbins
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911420062
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Detective Clay Harrison is called upon to solve a mystery at a stately home Barrister-turned-detective Clay Harrison finds himself summoned to the West Country by a Mrs. William Marston, to ‘keep an eye on things’ while the Marstons stage a pageant to celebrate the birthday of their daughter Livia. Harrison feels the job somewhat beneath him but is in need of the money and, when he arrives with his invaluable assistant Henry, he discovers there is more to this role than meets the eye. It turns out that Harrison has been recommended to Mrs Marston by a family friend, Helen Williams; a woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to his old foe, Jeanne de Marplay. When the Marstons’ neighbour Sir Jeremiah Bamberger dies in mysterious circumstances, Harrison is called upon to solve the crime, and uncovers dark family secrets in the process. First published in 1932, The Man Without a Face is the second Clay Harrison mystery from the great forgotten crime writer, Clifton Robbins.

The Man Without a Face

Author: Masha Gessen
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847085962
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The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative came to control the world's largest country and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making Russia once more a threat to her own people and to the world. Handpicked in 1999 by the 'Family' surrounding an ailing and increasingly unpopular Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, with very little governmental or administrative experience beyond having served as deputy mayor of St Petersburg, seemed like the perfect choice in the eyes of an oligarchy bent on moulding the president's successor to its own designs. Suddenly the boy who had scrapped his way through post-war Leningrad schoolyards, dreaming of ruling the world, was a public figure, and his popularity soared. Russia and an infatuated West were determined to see the progressive leader of their dreams, even as with ruthless efficiency Putin dismantled the country's media, wrested control and wealth from the country's burgeoning business class, and decimated the fragile mechanisms of democracy. Within a few brief years, virtually every obstacle to his unbridled control was removed and every opposing voice silenced, with political rivals and critics driven into exile or to the grave. As a journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen experienced this history firsthand, and for The Man Without a Face she has drawn on information and sources no other writer has tapped. Her horrifying and spellbinding account of how this 'faceless' man manoeuvred his way into absolute - and absolutely corrupt - power will stand as a classic of narrative non-fiction.

Der Mann ohne Schatten

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104903638
Format: PDF
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Für ihn ist immer alles Gegenwart: 1965 lernt die junge Neurowissenschaftlerin Margot an der Universität von Darven Park den charismatischen Patienten Eli kennen. Er leidet an Gedächtnisverlust und kann sich nur an Dinge erinnern, die nicht länger als siebzig Sekunden zurückliegen. Margot beginnt, Elis Erinnerungsvermögen mit einer Reihe von Tests zu untersuchen, und kommt dem ungewöhnlichen Patienten im Laufe der Zeit erstaunlich nahe. Eine unmögliche Beziehung, denn er vergisst immer wieder, wer sie ist. Joyce Carol Oates hat einen Roman über Liebe und Erinnerung, über Einsamkeit und imaginierte Nähe geschrieben – luzide, feinsinnig, funkelnd.

The Man Without a Face

Author: Isabelle Holland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439580585
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A fatherless fourteen-year-old boy develops an unusual relationship with the man living near his summer home who helps him prepare his entrance exams to boarding school.

The Man Without a Face Classic Reprint

Author: Albert Boissiere
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780243940134
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Excerpt from The Man Without a Face Monsieur Barrabas! Hurry home, for the love of God! Something terrible has happened! And in the same abrupt manner she turned her back and walked quickly into the house. It seemed as if I, with my long artist's hair and flowing beard, had for the first time in my life inspired my neigh bors with a feeling of terror. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Und morgen du

Author: Stefan Ahnhem
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843709289
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ein Klassenfoto, drei Tote. Wer wird der nächste sein? Helsingborg, Südschweden. Kommissar Fabian Risk ist gerade in sein idyllisches Heimatstädtchen zurückgekehrt. Er möchte endlich mehr Zeit mit seiner Familie verbringen. Doch dann wird in seiner alten Schule eine brutal zugerichtete Leiche gefunden. Daneben liegt ein Klassenfoto. Darauf abgebildet ist Risks alte Klasse, das Gesicht des Mordopfers mit einem Kreuz markiert. Und das ist erst der Beginn einer Mordserie, bei der der Mörder Risk und seiner Familie immer näher kommt. »Ein Krimi, der einen nicht mehr loslässt. Fesselnd von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite.« Hjorth & Rosenfeldt »Eine Geschichte des Bösen, die einen in die Schatten der Vergangenheit führt. Überraschend und spannend. Ich habe es in einem Zug durchgelesen.« Åke Edwardson Der zweite Teil der Fabian-Risk-Serie, Herzsammler, erzählt die Vorgeschichte zu Und morgen du, für alle, die erfahren wollen, wieso Fabian Risk mit seiner Familie nach Helsingborg gezogen ist.

Man Without A Face

Author: Markus Wolf
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781891620126
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For decades, Markus Wolf was known to Western intelligence officers only as "the man without a face." Now the legendary spymaster has emerged from the shadows to reveal his remarkable life of secrets, lies, and betrayals as head of the world's most formidable and effective foreign service ever. Wolf was undoubtedly the greatest spymaster of our century. A shadowy Cold War legend who kept his own past locked up as tightly as the state secrets with which he was entrusted, Wolf finally broke his silence in 1997. Man Without a Face is the result. It details all of Wolf's major successes and failures and illuminates the reality of espionage operations as few nonfiction works before it. Wolf tells the real story of Gunter Guillaume, the East German spy who brought down Willy Brandt. He reveals the truth behind East Germany's involvment with terrorism. He takes us inside the bowels of the Stasi headquarters and inside the minds of Eastern Bloc leaders. With its high-speed chases, hidden cameras, phony brothels, secret codes, false identities, and triple agents, Man Without a Face reads like a classic spy thriller—except this time the action is real.