Author: Dana Thomas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121807X
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Once luxury was available only to the rarefied and aristocratic world of old money and royalty. It offered a history of tradition, superior quality, and a pampered buying experience. Today, however, luxury is simply a product packaged and sold by multibillion-dollar global corporations focused on growth, visibility, brand awareness, advertising, and, above all, profits. Award-winning journalist Dana Thomas digs deep into the dark side of the luxury industry to uncover all the secrets that Prada, Gucci, and Burberry don?t want us to know. Deluxe is an uncompromising look behind the glossy façade that will enthrall anyone interested in fashion, finance, or culture.

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408803720
Size: 24.19 MB
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

The Bones Of Odin

Author: David Leadbeater
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781482504354
Size: 30.51 MB
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A UK #1 BestSeller in Thriller and Action/Adventure. Recommended for those who love an escapist action adventure. Reviews "Original! Fascinating! Breathtaking. . .Leadbeater really adds to the genre!" JOHN PAUL DAVIS, author of The Templar Agenda, a top 3 UK thriller. Did ancient Gods like Odin and Zeus and Thor once really exist? The time has come for a grand adventure filled with high excitement and explosive action. Matt Drake, a retired SAS officer, must unravel a mystery older than time in his search for the Nine Pieces of Odin. Though scattered aeons ago, it is believed that once the Pieces are reunited they will show the way to the Tomb of the Gods- the greatest archaeological find of all time. From a rocket attack on the Louvre to a battle in a Swedish cavern, from a daring helicopter raid on New York's National History Museum to an assault on a gangsters mansion in Hawaii, Matt Drake must find the world's oldest treasure in one of the wildest places on earth, searching for the very bones of the Gods with the spoils of victory being the entire world. Reader reviews: "can't wait for another Matt Drake adventure!!" "Bond meets The Da Vinci code but with higher stakes!" "if you like Andy Mcdermott or Matthew Reilly, get this book." "Another gem of a novel from this inventive writer." "this book is so full of life!"

The Relic Hunters

Author: David Leadbeater
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503902473
Size: 65.69 MB
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A lethal secret society. A priceless stolen treasure. A map worth killing for. Relic smuggler and expert thief Guy Bodie is a tough man in a dangerous world, loyal only to his elite team of five. But when one of them betrays him, landing Guy in a hellish Mexican prison, he finds himself making a bargain with the most unlikely new ally: the CIA. There is a catch. In return for being released from jail, Guy must work for the CIA, helping them solve the most audacious heist in history. As Guy knows, six of the Seven Wonders of the World have long been lost. But with the help of the CIA, he learns that the destroyed Statue of Zeus still exists--and it's in the hands of a powerful secret society. A prize worth killing for is also worth dying for, and this one has left a trail of bloodshed that goes back centuries. Can Guy and his new team--a group of renegades chosen for their unique skills--hunt down the legendary relic once and for all...before they are added to its list of victims? Revised edition: This edition of The Relic Hunters includes editorial revisions.

Inca Kings

Author: David Leadbeater
ISBN: 9781540607072
Size: 31.43 MB
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Matt Drake encounters mystery, thrills and horror in the vast mountains of Peru.When legendary treasures from a long-lost hoard start drip-feeding through the black market, Drake and the rest of the SPEAR team are tasked to track down the mysterious seller. From Paris to Lyon and Monaco they hunt for clues through the lavish auction houses. Then everything changes. Their single-minded hunt ends in Peru where they find remote villages beset nightly by el monstruo-monster. Unable to walk away, Drake and his colleagues promise to help and find themselves embroiled in the centre of something poles apart from anything they've encountered before.As they defend the villages and search for the old Inca treasure, they are forced to confront new terrors: mountain men who abide by an ancient, ghastly practice; a desolate chateau owned by their king and an ill-advised attempt to infiltrate the depraved community's heart.Inca Kings comes fully loaded with action, archaeological adventure, team spirit, new revelations, and a remarkably different storyline, guaranteed to provoke your imagination.


Author: Diana Vreeland
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780306812637
Size: 46.47 MB
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The originator of both the Twiggy phenomenon and such eminently quotable fashion proverbs as 'Pink is the navy blue of India'. Diana Vreeland reigned as queen of the fashion world over fifty years. As fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor in chief of Vogue, she was obsessed with fashion high and low and used the pages of the magazine to bring her love of the bizarre and the absurd to her audience. She also created dozens of famous exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's costume Institute. In this glittering autobiography we see 'D.V.' giving Jack Nicholson a black plaster in the lobby of a London restaurant, asserting that all her plump friends had gotten 'champagne chins', and being feted by Coco Chanel in her Paris home. She tells tales of the Prince Wales and Clark Gables, Jackei O. and Buffalo Bill.

The Ghost Ships Of Arizona

Author: David Leadbeater
ISBN: 9781519252340
Size: 79.49 MB
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The Ghost Ships of Arizona is the eleventh installment of the fast-moving, action-packed Matt Drake series. These books should be read in the correct order.A fabulous journey to find the fabled ghost ship of the desert. A breakneck chase to prevent cutting edge technology from plunging America's west coast into a catastrophic darkness. A fully-fledged battle and Alicia Myles' devastating breakdown amid the worst storm of the decade.Matt Drake and his SPEAR team cast off the technology and go old-school in their quest to find a lost pirate galleon believed to contain a vast treasure hoard and attempt to stop West Coast electrical substations from assault by organised enemy forces. As time runs out, as lights go dim and the storms gather, it will take the best team in the business, the deepest loyalty and the greatest trust, to make it through the darkest night.

Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Concord Music Group
ISBN: 9781579402358
Size: 28.56 MB
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The perfect gift for fans of Stephen King and John Mellencamp—the libretto of their acclaimed Southern Gothic supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, with hand-written notes on the development of the play, plus two CDs and a DVD featuring the songs and interviews with Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and Musical Director, T Bone Burnett. Set in the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi, the Ghost Brothers’ story centers on two sets of brothers: the ghosts of Jack and Andy, dead in an apparent murder/suicide, and their nephews, the living Frank and Drake, who seem to be headed toward the same downward spiral as their uncles. Joe, younger brother of Jack and Andy, father of Frank and Drake, has decided it’s time to reveal his own terrible secret at the site of the tragedy, before it’s too late.

The Seven Seals Of Egypt

Author: David Leadbeater
ISBN: 9781976042362
Size: 29.97 MB
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Matt Drake and the SPEAR team return. In Egypt, close to the Giza Pyramids, a newly discovered pharaoh's tomb is about to be opened to the public, setting in play a deadly, adrenaline-charged archaeological quest to find an ancient doomsday weapon.Matt Drake and the team return amidst mounting danger, disavowed by America and now hunted by Luther: America's most lethal, old-school asset, a man saved only for the most extreme missions. Dodging death, dealing with calamity, they pull together as only the SPEAR team can to solve the seven seals curse and prove their innocence to the President of the United States.FrameHub-a toxic mix of the world's most potent cyber-criminals-form an alliance and pit three countries against each other, holding them to ransom; the losers to be hit in terrible, spectacular fashion by virtual warfare, their infrastructures shattered.Forced to work on their own, Matt Drake and his team must rely on their extraordinary-and expert-set of skills to survive the scorching sands of Egypt; battles in the Valley of the Kings, at Luxor, Thebes and Giza; and the most severe and excessive arena combat they've ever witnessed, to prevent the doomsday weapon falling into the nightmarish hands of rogue nations, terrorists and worse.Bit by bit, they begin to understand that there is a deeper, more insidious power at work behind their disavowing; a power that runs deep inside America and its highest levels of government that has also burned dozens of other Special Forces teams, a power determined to gather all the weapons of the gods together for one final strike.