Born into a German middle class family, John Koch remembers the world around him from Hitler's ascent to power to the end of World War II, which John Koch experienced as a soldier and a prisoner of war. From hundreds of remembered events, discussions, arguments, and episodes of risk and danger, John Koch creates a mosaic that blends into a composite picture of a country hurtling towards the twelve years of Hitler's dictatorship over Germany and much of Europe. It was a Germany from which there was NO ESCAPE.
PEOPLE TRAFFICKING, TURF WARS AND THE RETURN OF A PRODIGAL SON. DUBLIN IS MURDER ... For sisters Yulia and Celestine, Ireland was supposed to be a sanctuary, a place where they could escape their violent past. They had no idea what the Ward family had in store for them when they were smuggled into the country. Then two high-ranking members of the Wards are shot. And, with Arthur Ward dead, his unpredictable brother Duchy takes control. Tensions across the city escalate between rival gangland families the Wards and the Kennedys and old loyalties are sorely tested. Leo Kennedy, who broke ties with his kin years ago, has made a life for himself on the straight and narrow - at a heavy cost. But it's not long before he is drawn back into the toxic embrace of the Kennedy clan and the vultures start circling. Meanwhile, the lives of trafficked young women are in danger... A gripping thriller about a criminal underworld that's spun out of control, and facing down forces from which there is no escape.
Conventional legal and political scholarship places liberalism, which promotes and defends individual legal rights, in direct opposition to communitarianism, which focuses on the greater good of the social group. According to this mode of thought, liberals value legal rights for precisely the same reason that communitarians seek to limit their scope: they privilege the individual over the community. However, could it be that liberalism is not antithetical to social group identities like nationalism as is traditionally understood? Is it possible that those who assert liberal rights might even strengthen aspects of nationalism? No Escape argues that this is exactly the case, beginning with the observation that, paradoxical as it might seem, liberalism and nationalism have historically coincided in the United States. No Escape proves that liberal government and nationalism can mutually reinforce each other, taking as its example a preeminent and seemingly universal liberal legal right, freedom of speech, and illustrating how it can function in a way that actually reproduces nationally exclusive conditions of power. No Escape boldly re-evaluates the relationship between liberal rights and the community at a time when the call has gone out for the nation to defend the freedom to live our way of life. Passavant challenges us to reconsider traditional modes of thought, providing a fresh perspective on seemingly intransigent political and legal debates.
Some people find it hard to trust Robin Allbeury, a wealthy lawyer and an expert on marital secrets, who runs an unorthodox sideline helping troubled wives escape from their abusive marriages. For some women, help comes too late. Women like Lynne Bolsover, wife and mother of two, whose battered body lies beneath sacking on a Hertfordshire allotment. A victim of a brutish husband, or so it would seem ... 'Genuinely scary ... touches of sheer horror ... a real page-turner' Daily Telegraph
"The hunt is on." Hot on the trail of a killer, detective Heath Sawyer was determined to capture his man. His own partner had been murdered by the mysterious White Rabbit killer and now another victim has been found in Jamaica. Her sister, beautiful Lauren Cooper, insists on getting involved with the case. But this amateur is one distraction he can't afford. Lauren isn't going to let her sister die unavenged. She'll use any trick she can to help track the elusive White Rabbit. If that means becoming bait, she will. And if it means working with the sexy detective, all the better….
He Was Taught How To Kill Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Day Smith exudes menace. Psychologist Jolene Granger has agreed to hear his dying confession, vowing not to let the monster inside her head. And Harvey has secrets to share—about bodies that were never found, and about the apprentice who is continuing his grisly work. . . And Now He'll Teach Them He buries his victims alive the way his mentor Harvey did, relishing their final screams as the earth rains down. And as one last gift to the only father he knew, he'll make the most perfect kill of all. How To Die Everything about this investigation is unnerving Jo, from Harvey's fascination with her to the fact that she's working alongside Texas Ranger Brody Winchester, her ex-husband. Harvey's protégé is growing bolder and more vicious every day. And soon the trail of shallow graves will lead them to the last place Jo expected, and to the most terrifying truth of all. . . Praise for Mary Burton's The Seventh Victim "Dark and disturbing, a well-written tale of obsession and murder." —Kat Martin "Burton delivers action-packed tension." —Publishers Weekly
A fiercely exciting story of cat-and-mouse tactics, played out against the drama of a suicide attempt by a beautiful girl. As far as the river police are concerned, the attempted suicide is a routine matter. Nothing too special, just a girl throwing herself off Hammersmith Bridge in a fit of desperate remorse. But when she is admitted to the West Kensington Hospital, she finds herself coming under the scrutiny of Tim Long, the surgical registrar. Out of kindness of heart, then out of grim necessity Tim and the rest of the hospital staff find themselves caught up in the pitiful life of a girl for whom there seems to be ultimately no escape except death.