The gripping new international thriller, racing between the US, Russia, Israel and Australia. Russian President Petrov is determined to restore his country’s dominance on the world stage at any price. In order to develop deadlier nuclear weapons, he recruits Ilana Rabinovich, a beautiful but lethal scientist, to infiltrate the Mossad and steal their research. What no one expects is for the Israelis to then assign her an even more dangerous mission of their own: to penetrate the US nuclear facilities in the deserts of Los Alamos. If the information falls into the wrong hands the results could be devastating. Especially as in the Hindu Kush, ISIS soldiers are also plotting to acquire nuclear weapons. It’s up to CIA agent Curtis O’Connor to stop them before it’s too late. From Russia’s secret nuclear city of Sarov, across the myriad canals of St Petersburg, to an assault on an ancient castle more impenetrable than Colditz, the chase is on. But with a corrupt Russian general, a femme fatale double agent and a very unpredictable US president waiting in the wings, is it only a matter of time until a war begins? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Sims. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004107/bk_boli_004107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume 93, Number 5. In this issue: ´´Pitchfork Politics´´, by Yascha Mounk. The Tea Party and its European cousins have emerged from the enduring inability of democratic governments to satisfy their citizens´ needs. Today´s populist movements won´t subside until the legitimate grievances driving them have been addressed. ´´Crashing the Party´´, by David Frum. Three big trends - a growing reliance on older voters, an extremist ideological turn, and an increasing internal rigidity - have changed the Republican Party over the past decade, weakening its ability to win presidential elections and inhibiting its ability to govern. ´´Halfway There´´, by Michael Kazin. Why are gay rights advancing while organized labor retreats? Because of a long-term trend in which the American left has largely succeeded in pushing its social agenda but not its economic one. ´´The Right Stuff´´, by Byron York. A loose confederation of conservative thinkers and politicians is developing a new strategy for reaching out to the American middle class. These reformers could save the Republican Party - if only they could win over their fellow conservatives. ´´A Woman of the People´´, by Michael Tomasky. Divisions among Democrats exist just like they do among Republicans, but have largely festered beneath the surface for lack of a spokesperson to challenge the party´s economic elites. In Elizabeth Warren, grassroots Democrats may have found their champion. Essays: ´´Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West´s Fault´´, by John J. Mearsheimer; ´´Prink Less but Transfer More´´, by Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan; ´´An Army to Defeat Assad´´, by Kenneth M. Pollack; ´´Leaders Indicating´´, by Ruchir Sharma; ´´Passage to India´´, by Nicholas Burns. Reviews & Responses: ´´Can´t Buy Me Love´´, by John Osburg; ´´The Triumph of the Hindu Right´´, by Ananya Vajpeyi; ´´Success Stories´´, by Paul Kennedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000042/pe_peri_000042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was the charismatic leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement and known internationally as the Beatles´ guru. After John Lennon and George Harrison suddenly left Maharishi´s India ashram retreat in 1968, rumors have persisted that the spiritual leader made advances toward young women which overstepped the boundaries expected of a celibate Hindu monk. In disillusionment, Lennon concluded his stay at the ashram by writing ´´Sexy Sadie´´. He wanted to use Maharishi´s name but changed the title of the song at George Harrison´s request. Robes of Silk Feet of Clay reveals the true story of a young woman´s love affair with the powerful guru. Just out of college, Judith Bourque went to India to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation (TM). ´´I expected to have a deeply profound spiritual experience with a living prophet...what I got was a decidedly human one!´´Maharishi told her not to tell anyone about their relationship, and she didn´t...not until he died in 2008. Judith first came out of the closet in David Sieveking´s David Wants to Fly, a full-length film documenting the German filmmaker´s experiences in learning TM.´´After that interview I felt I needed to share the whole story of my relationship with Maharishi in my own way, and finally decided to write my book.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Bourque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012772/bk_blak_012772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two-time Giller Prize winner M.G. Vassanji returns with a powerful new novel about grief and second chances, tradition and rebellion, set in vibrant present-day Delhi. Munir Khan, a recent widower from Toronto, on a whim decides to visit Delhi, the city of his forbears. Born in Kenya, he has lost all family connections, and has never visited India before. While sitting in the bar of the Delhi Recreational Club where he´s staying, an attractive woman joins his table to await her husband. A sparring match ensues. The two are from different worlds: Munir is a westernized agnostic of Muslim origin; Mohini, a modern Hindu woman. Utterly witty and charming, she´s religiously traditional, but also a liberal and provocative newspaper columnist. Against her better judgment, Mohini agrees to show Munir around the city. As they explore the thriving markets and historical buildings of Old Delhi, an inexplicable attraction begins. What follows is a passionate love affair--uncontrollable yet impossible. This is a period of rising Indian nationalism in modern India that at times finds outlet in senseless violence. Constantly lurking at Munir´s Club is the menacing and foreboding presence of a fanatical nationalist group. To them Munir Khan is simply a Muslim ´´love-jihadi´´ who has led the pride of Hindu womanhood, Mohini Singh, astray. At what cost, their passion?