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There was another scream and another and then a terrible cry went up all along the ghats ... panic spread along the riverbank as people rushed to get out of the water. A lethal chemical spill kills thousands of pilgrims worshipping at a sacred Indian river. George Sansi is enticed by a dangerously seductive Government Minister to investigate the atrocity. An unscrupulous industrial tycoon will stop at nothing to cover his tracks ... The enigmatic George Sansi returns in a spellbinding novel of political intrigue, corporate greed and fierce passions.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Paul Mann
Publisher: Momentum
Release: 2013-11-01
File: 351 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781760080020

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Where there's drugs, there's violence ... A sleepy community on the Indian coast, Goa is a paradise for the international hippie brigade, drawn by the golden beaches and endless supply of cheap dope. Goa is used to a certain manageable level of brutality, used to mellowing its impact in a haze of pot smoke. Lately, though, the ugliness has gotten worse. Professionals have moved in on the drug trade, and even the sweetest smoke can't cover the stink of corruption that's pouring from the highest levels of local government. George Sansi, the half-Indian/half-English cop from Bombay (who debuted in Season of the Monsoon), thinks he's seen about the worst the world can offer. But when he gets a call to help clean up Goa, he finds himself unprepared for the grimly dark side of paradise.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Paul Mann
Publisher: Momentum
Release: 2013-11-01
File: 385 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781760080044

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Sometimes you have to fight terror with terror. One last atrocity tips the balance of global sanity as Middle Eastern fanatics mount a merciless Christmas Eve assault on Heathrow Airport. But from out of the carnage rises a crack anti-terrorist squad led by Lynch: cool, unflinching and utterly deadly. Together they form an audacious plot to take the tactics of terror back to the heart of the ultimate terrorist state. Their target is a man who's held a submachine gun to the head of Western democracy for over a decade. His assassination is their mission. The land of his lunatic regime is their territory. And his name is Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Paul Mann
Publisher: Momentum
Release: 2013-11-01
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781760080006

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Ruud Pujasumarta has seen some gang-perpetrated horror crimes in his time, but the slum murder of a middle-aged woman he is called to is both horrifying and baffling. Mari Agnes Liem has not only been choked to death while tied to her bed, but the murderer has amputated her left hand and left a mah jong tile in her throat. And he has taken the hand with him. Ruud's personal life is a disaster - the whole world seems to know that his wife has left him for another man, perhaps because his (ex) mother-in-law keeps on turning up at his office with food for him. The only bright spot on Ruud's horizon is the imminent arrival of Imke Sneijder from Amsterdam, whom he hasn't seen for fifteen years, when they were both twelve-year-old neighbours before her family moved back to Holland. As Ruud and his department investigate the crime and the others that follow, he begins to realise that the current murderous spree may be linked to events which occured fifteen years ago, at about the time Imke left Indonesia...

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Julian Lees
Publisher: Constable
Release: 2019-09-17
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 1472123107

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When a lethal chemical spill in the holy waters of Varanai results in the agonizing death of more than a thousand people, Bombay attorney George Sansi faces a vicious legal battle involving high-level corruption. Reprint.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Paul Mann
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release: 1997-10-29
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 0804115508

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"After returning to Hawai'i, Ariyoshi plunged into union activities and, most notably, the editing of the Honolulu Record, the voice of labor during the turbulent and bitter postwar conflicts between unions and Hawai'i's ruling elites. Following his 1951 arrest on charges of being a Communist, Ariyoshi became known as one of the "Hawai'i Seven" and spent the next year writing "My Thoughts for which I Stand Indicted" for the Record. The present volume gathers together in one place this energetic, thoughtful, and engaging work chronicling a life lived at the center of events that transformed Hawai'i, America, China, and the world."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Koji Ariyoshi
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 2000-01-01
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: 0824823761

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This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world. Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home to a fascinating people with a long and dramatic history of interactions with foreigners, particularly after the arrival of the first Dutch fleet in 1597. In this first comprehensive history of Bali, author Willard Hanna chronicles Bali through the centuries as well as the islanders' current struggle to preserve their unique identity amidst the financially necessary incursions of tourism. Illustrated with more than forty stunning photographs, A Brief History of Bali is a riveting tale of one ancient culture's vulnerability—and resilience—in the modern world.

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Genre: History
Author: Willard A. Hanna
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Release: 2016-10-11
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462918751

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The Palace of Culture and Science is a massive Stalinist skyscraper that was "gifted" to Warsaw by the Soviet Union in 1955. Framing the Palace's visual, symbolic, and functional prominence in the everyday life of the Polish capital as a sort of obsession, locals joke that their city suffers from a "Palace of Culture complex." Despite attempts to privatize it, the Palace remains municipally owned, and continues to play host to a variety of public institutions and services. The Parade Square, which surrounds the building, has resisted attempts to convert it into a money-making commercial center. Author Michał Murawski traces the skyscraper's powerful impact on 21st century Warsaw; on its architectural and urban landscape; on its political, ideological, and cultural lives; and on the bodies and minds of its inhabitants. The Palace Complex explores the many factors that allow Warsaw's Palace to endure as a still-socialist building in a post-socialist city.

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Genre: History
Author: Michał Murawski
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release: 2019-03-22
File: 376 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780253039996

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'Lees' strikingly descriptive writing transports you directly to the streets of Jakarta... this will make you want to book a flight right now' Independent A killer hides in plain sight on the crowded streets of Jakarta . . . When a woman's scorched remains are discovered in her burnt-out car, Ruud Pujasumarta and his team are brought in to investigate what appears to be a routine homicide. But when another woman's charred body is found a few days later, Ruud also finds a banner unfurled by the corpse's feet. A verse from the Quran is scribbled across it, calling for unbelievers to be burned. Suspicions that the team have a religiously-motivated serial killer on their hands seem to be confirmed when a third body turns up with the same MO. But who is responsible? Is it the Australian diplomat who was obsessed with the first victim? The imam who preaches Sharia law? Or the military general taking backhanders and living a life of luxury in Jakarta? Despite the many possible suspects, Ruud is suspicious that the killer may actually be someone much closer to home, someone he has trusted for many years. What unravels next is a terrifying chain of events . . . And what Ruud discovers puts his life, and the lives of those around him, in danger. Praise for Julian Lees 'Lee's striking descriptive writing transports you directly to the streets of Jakarta' Irish Independent 'A darkly compelling tale of family secrets, lies and murder' Crime Review

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Julian Lees
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2017-10-05
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472123121

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For centuries the sub-national languages of China have been a fundamental feature in daily life and popular culture, while a standardized form of Mandarin has been adopted as the language of the state (including education). Suppressed during powerful movements to establish a modern, national culture, these local languages or dialects have nevertheless survived, and their resurgence in the media and literature has caused tensions to surface. Concerns for education, law, and commerce have all promoted a standard national language, yet, at the same time, as local societies have undergone massive transformations, the need to re-imagine communities has repeatedly challenged the adequacy of a single language to represent them. Moreover, local languages have been presented in dramatically different and conflicted roles--as symbols of the failure to assimilate to a cultural mainstream (which in turn may be parodied as contingent and inadequate) or asserting the identity of a community as a site of its own cultural production and not merely as a venue for transmitting a national culture. Acknowledging local language as authentic may also reveal cultural hegemonies within regions and contested versions of communities. This ground-breaking study surveys in detail the sweep of local languages in television, radio, film, and print culture of late twentieth-century mainland China, especially Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Chengdu, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Focusing on these regions, the analysis contrasts and compares these distinct communities to each other and to the ways in which they mediate culture as a national institution. It draws on a wide range of critical, cultural, and media studies and explores how varied genres

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Edward M. Gunn
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 2006-01-01
File: 261 Pages
ISBN-13: 0824828836

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