A Pole – Alek Bielski, Afghan war veteran. Russians, Misha Asyenevich, Moscow´s militia officer, and Xenia Morozova, (not) a regular girl. The trio´s fates seemingly have nothing in common at first, intertwine due to mysterious world´s intrigue. A world regular people don´t realize still exists. Xenia, Misha and Alek become toys in gods´ hands, who, for centuries, planned the intrigue, which is supposed to transform domination in modern world. Will Perun be able to rule over gods and human worlds? Whose side is Svetovid on? Or maybe they´ll all meet in Navia, Veles´ underground kingdom? A little bit of humor, a lot of strong and fast action, unconventional heroes, social affairs, the image of Russia and the first novel that extended the vision of Slavonic fantasy set into the 21st century. Once the gods come up with a plan, you have no choice, and have to dance the way they want you to…or do you?
Kozma Zakharich Minin, Sukhoruk - a dramatic chronicle in five acts of the famous Russian playwright Alexander Nikolaevich Ostrovsky (1823-1886). *** This is a story about Kozma Minin, the Zemstvo elder of the Lower Posad, who organized and led the militia against the Polish intervention in Russia. It massively supported the common people, but there were also traitors - merchants, for whom their own interests are higher than state ones. Alexander Ostrovsky became famous for his works Do not get in touch with characters!, Pupil, Thunderstorm, Old friend is better than the new two, His dogs are biting, do not bother with others, For what you go, you will find The Marriage of Balzaminov ), Sin and the Trouble on Who Does not Live , Hard Days . The work of Alexander Nikolaevich Ostrovsky played an important role in the development of the Russian national theater. His plays do not leave theatrical scenes to this day.
William S. Cohen, former secretary of defense, U.S. senator, and congressman, has walked the most powerful corridors in the world. Now he brings us a political thriller only he could write. Packed with action and espionage, intrigue and romance, Dragon Fire is a riveting, intricate, ripped-from-the-headlines audiobook so convincingly presented that listeners will wonder just how much of it is true. When the secretary of defense is assassinated, Michael Patrick Santini, a former senator and Vietnam POW, is pulled from his Wall Street firm back to Washington to lead the Pentagon. Once there, he discovers that the United States is under attack by a silent, sinister force determined to alienate our allies and undermine our position as a global superpower. Angry militia men? Fanatical al-Qaeda? Russian organized-crime gangs? No one knows. But Santini must uncover and expose this force before more acts of deceit and destruction draw the United States into a war in which millions will die. When he becomes the target of a murderous Chechen, Santini is saved by the beautiful, mysterious Elena, a member of Israel´s elite assassination team. But what is her agenda? For whom is she really working? What price will he have to pay Elena for saving his life? America is but hours away from going to war with the wrong enemy. Rejecting a direct order from the president of the United States, Santini races across the globe in a desperate attempt to prevent a man from Santini´s past from starting a global war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000556/bk_aren_000556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Siberia, land of hope and desperation, frontier to a people shackled by corruption, bloodied by dictators, betrayed by history. A land of unimaginable wealth, and unimaginable greed. Against this backdrop, Gregori Nowek, the mayor of the small river town of Markovo, is ordered to investigate the killing of 3 men. Two of them are members of his own militia. The third is Andrei Ryzkhov, a wealthy ´´New Russian´´; a man who has made a fortune from an American-financed oil exploration deal. The investigation leads Nowek into a labyrinth of deception and ends with a terrible discovery: an old horror, long thought dead, has reemerged amidst the frozen wastes of Siberia.Gregori Nowek, amateur violinist, former oil geologist, unwilling detective, is a man of reason. He believes in the power of truth even when the truth is inconvenient. He believes in law, even in a lawless nation. And he still holds fast to a flicker of hope; hope for the future, and hope for himself. It remains hidden waiting to be ignited by Anna Vereskaya, an American ecologist and savior to the endangered Siberian tiger.When Anna is named the prime suspect in Ryzkhov´s murder, Nowek wants to believe she is innocent. Anna has come to Siberia to study and save the great Siberian tiger. Instead she has found the dangerous edge of a brutal conspiracy that draws them both into a hunt for the truth, and a desperate race for survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Lang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000124/bk_bant_000124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Generals Marshals Tacticians is the fifth expansion for GMTs Commands & Colors Napoleonics game system. In my opinion, this expansion will impact your Commands & Colors Napoleonic gaming like no other expansion has done to date.In this expansion, there are 18 historical battles. A number of these scenarios focus on the engagements of the French army of 1813 against the Russian, Austrian and Prussian armies around Leipzig. Players will also find a few new units including, Russian Lt Lancer Cavalry and Militia Lancer Cavalry, British Rocket Battery, and French Guard Horse Artillery.But what makes this expansion stand out is the introduction of a deck of Napoleonic Tactician cards. These 50 cards are designed to spice up each and every players Napoleonic experience by enhancing the role of leaders on the battlefield, without adding additional complexity or pages of rules. Tactician cards also add an element of suspense and will challenge players to coordinate their use in a timely manner. In terms of game play, they represent leader actions and Napoleonic battlefield happenings or unit abilities. These cards may hinder the opposition army, enhance a players units or may instantly change the course of a battle. The number of Tactician cards each player will take at the start of a battle is indicated in the scenario notes. For earlier scenarios, players must refer to the Commander Tactician Rating Reference Card, which is a comprehensive listing of all Commands & Colors Napoleonic scenarios released to date with a commanders tactician rating for each army.The Tactician cards along with the updated deck of Napoleonic Command cards, will add an exciting new command level to all Napoleonic scenarios. The new deck of 90 Command cards has not gone through any major changes. For the most part, players will be very familiar with the Command cards. Updates to the deck mainly focus on how the Command cards work in conjunction with the new deck of Tactician cards. However, the deck does include six new Take Command cards.A couple of new game mechanics are also introduced in this expansion including, Garrison Markers, rules for forming and battling with a Grand Battery and an update to the Leader Casualty Check rules, where a leader alone in a hex may now be targeted in ranged combat.
Dr. Adam Knox returns from serving with an NGO in the Central African Republic in disgrace. His attempt to protect patients from a brutal militia ended in disaster. He´s a little rougher, a little wiser, and a lot more cynical. His new clinic tends to the vagrant, vulnerable and victimized of LA´s streets. It earns from the villains willing to pay for discretion. His cynicism remains until the night a beaten Romanian woman abandons her son on his operating table. She seems to be on the run. And in trying to return the boy to her, Knox can´t help but try to figure out from whom she´s running. He´s going to wish he hadn´t. Helping other people won´t help him much when his struggle to rescue the woman and her boy leads Knox into a tangle of human traffickers and Russian mobsters and directly into the cruel business of LA´s most powerful family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000271/bk_qpuk_000271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today more than 100 small, asymmetric, and revolutionary wars are being waged around the world. This book provides invaluable tools for fighting such wars by taking enemy perspectives into consideration. Using case studies, Manwaring outlines vital survival lessons for leaders and organizations concerned with national security in our contemporary world. The insurgencies Manwaring describes span the globe. Beginning with conflicts in Algeria in the 1950s and 1960s and El Salvador in the 1980s, he goes on to cover the Shining Path and its resurgence in Peru, Al Qaeda in Spain, popular militias in Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil, the Russian youth group Nashi, and drugs and politics in Guatemala, as well as cyber warfare. Large, wealthy, well-armed nations such as the United States have learned from experience that these small wars and insurgencies do not resemble traditional wars fought between geographically distinct nation-state adversaries by easily identified military forces. Twenty-first-century irregular conflicts blur traditional distinctions among crime, terrorism, subversion, insurgency, militia, mercenary and gang activity, and warfare. Manwaring´s multidimensional paradigm offers military and civilian leaders a much needed blueprint for achieving strategic victories and ensuring global security now and in the future. It combines military and police efforts with politics, diplomacy, economics, psychology, and ethics. The challenge he presents to civilian and military leaders is to take probable enemy perspectives into consideration, and turn resultant conceptions into strategic victories. The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy W. Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063640/bk_acx0_063640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Budapest: 1956. Newlywed Cara Waldens brother Zoltán has disappeared in the middle of the Hungarian revolution, harboring a deadly wartime secret. Will Cara or the Soviets find him first? Cutting short her honeymoon in Paris to rescue a sibling shes never met was not Caras idea, but her husband Jakub has a reckless streak, and she is too much in love to question his judgment. Together with her older brother Gray, they venture behind the Iron Curtain, seeking clues to Zoltáns whereabouts among his circle of fellow dissidents, all victims of the recently overthrown Communist regime. One of them betrayed him, and Cara realizes that the investigation has put every person theyve met at risk. Inadvertently, theyve also unmasked a Russian spy, who is now tailing them in the hope that they will lead him to Zoltán. They take refuge in a remote corner of the Tokaj winemaking region with György, an old family friend who is the sole survivor of the towns once-thriving Jewish community. Some three hundred men, women, and children were locked in the towns synagogue when the Germans occupied Hungary in 1944, deprived of food and water for three days, then herded into cattle cars with the help of the Arrow Cross (Hungarian militia). Most perished in Auschwitz. The noir film of Graham Greenes The Third Man inspires Lisa Liebermans historical thriller. Burning Cold features a compelling female protagonist who comes to know her own strength in the course of her adventures.
From the author of Red Cat and Thick as Thieves: a gripping new thriller about a medical doctor with a powerful humanitarian impulse, an unhealthy appetite for risk, and a knack for finding himself between a rock and a hard place. Adam Knox comes from a long line of patrician Connecticut doctors - a line he broke to serve with an NGO in the war-torn Central African Republic. His attempt to protect his patients there from a brutal militia ended in disaster and disgrace, and now he runs a clinic near Los Angeles´s Skid Row, making ends meet by making house calls - cash only, no questions asked - on those too famous or too criminal to seek other medical care. When a young boy is abandoned at his clinic, Knox is determined to find the boy´s family and save him from the not-so-tender mercies of the child welfare bureaucracy. But Knox´s search for the volatile woman who may or may not be the boy´s mother leads him and his friend, a former Special Forces operator, into a labyrinth of human traffickers, Russian mobsters, and corporate security thugs and squarely into the sights of a powerful, secretive, and utterly ruthless family that threatens to destroy Dr. Knox and everything - and everyone - he holds dear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004661/bk_rand_004661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.