Inside burning buildings, Captain Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner.
Yet at home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.
Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter . . . just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being “good enough.” Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something with more sparks.
As they prepare for divorce, Caleb’s father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment: “The Love Dare.” Wondering if it’s even worth the effort, Caleb reluctantly agrees, not realizing how it will change his world forever.
Surprised by what he discovers about the meaning of love, Caleb begins to see his wife and marriage as worth fighting for. But is it too late? His job is to rescue others. Now Captain Holt must face his toughest job ever . . . rescuing his wife’s heart.
Roald Dahl - Complete Tales of the Unexpected
Roald Dahl is one of the most widely read and inﬂuential writers of his generation, famous for his bestselling books for children which mingle humour with enjoyable chills. In his adult ﬁction, an even darker and deliciously twisted side emerges. This complete Folio omnibus edition, ﬁrst published in 1991, contains all the stories from his world-famous collections – Kiss Kiss, Over to You, Switch Bitch and Someone Like You – as well as eight further ‘Tales of the Unexpected’. In these stories we meet the Oxford Don who decides to ensure his brain’s immortality; the bee keeper who discovers the nourishing – and terrifying – power of royal jelly when he feeds it to his infant daughter; and how an innocent leg of lamb can turn a family dinner into a horror scene…
Chuck Palahniuk - Invisible Monsters
She's a catwalk model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden motor 'accident' leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful centre of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from being a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better, and that salvation hides in the last place you'll ever want to look. The narrator must exact revenge upon Evie, her best friend and fellow model; kidnap Manus, her two-timing ex-boyfriend; and hit the road with Brandy in search of a brand-new past, present and future.
Robert Ludlum - The Bourne Trilogy
THE BOURNE IDENTITY: He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was fished out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face, a Swiss bank account containing four million dollars, and a name: Jason Bourne. But he is marked for death, racing for survival through the layers of his buried past into a world of murderous conspirators - led by the world's most dangerous assassin, Carlos. And no one can help Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him. THE BOURNE SUPREMACY: In a Kowloon Cabaret, scrawled in a pool of blood, is a name the world wanted to forget: Jason Bourne. The Chinese vice-premier has been slain by a legendary assassin. World leaders ask the same fearful questions: Why has Jason Bourne come back? Who is the next to die? But US officials know the truth: there is no Jason Bourne. The name was created as cover for David Webb on his search for the notorious killer Carlos. Someone else has taken the Bourne identity and unless he is stopped, the world will pay a devastating price. So Jason Bourne must live again. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM: The world's two deadliest spies in the ultimate showdown. Two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand the telegram is really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And they also know that he wants a final confrontation with Bourne. Now David Webb must do what he hoped he would never have to do again - assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - The Aristocats
The Aristocats are no ordinary cats. Duchess and her kittens, Berlioz, Toulouse and Marie, live in the lap of luxury with their owner, Madame, in a Parisian mansion. Until one day they are taken far, far away and have to make a long, difficult journey home.
Roald Dahl - Kiss Kiss
What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband? In these dark, dangerous stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Stylish, macabre and haunting, these tales will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease.
Ken Follett - Eye of the Needle
One enemy spy knows the secret if the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin—code name: "The Needle"—who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is coming to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life. Ken Follett's unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and dangerous machinations of the human heart.
Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle
Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to humanity. For he is the inventor of ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. Writer Jonah's search for its whereabouts leads him to Hoenikker's three eccentric children, to an island republic in the Caribbean where the religion of Bokonism is practised, to love and to insanity. Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction is a funny and frightening satire on the end of the world and the madness of mankind.
Ismeretlen szerző - Oxford Learner's Pocket Dictionary
37,000 words, phrases, and meanings Essential information on basic English vocabulary in a popular, slim, pocket-sized book that is easy to carry. Now updated with new words that have entered the language. Key features: - Up-to-date vocabulary, reflecting modern usage. - British and American English. - Oxford 3000™, the words students need to know clearly marked. - Corpus-based examples show how words are used. - Grammar patterns help with the correct use of prepositions, infinitives, and gerunds. - Help with irregular forms and spellings. - Explains thousands of idioms and phrasal verbs.
Tom Clancy - Without Remorse
Over the course of seven novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized tens of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. Without Remorse, however, goes beyond anything he has ever done. Its hero is John Kelly, a man well familiar to Clancy's readers by his code name, Mr. Clark. In The Sum of All Fears, he hunted down nuclear terrorists. In Clear and Present Danger, he led aerial raids against drug lords. In The Cardinal of the Kremlin, he spirited away a KGB chief's family by submarine. But nothing will ever be as deadly - or as personal - as the danger he must face in Without Remorse. John Kelly, former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran, is still getting over the accidental death of his wife six months before, when he befriends a young woman with a decidedly checkered past. When that past reaches out for her in a particularly horrifying fashion, he vows revenge and, assembling all of his old skills, sets out to track down the men responsible, before it can happen again. At the same time, the Pentagon is readying an operation to rescue a key group of prisoners in a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp. One man, they find, knows the terrain around the camp better than anyone else they have: a certain former Navy SEAL named John Kelly. Kelly has his own mission. The Pentagon wants him for theirs. Attempting to juggle the two, Kelly (now code-named Mr. Clark) finds himself confronted by a vast array of enemies, both at home and abroad - men so skillful that the slightest misstep means death. And the fate of dozens of people, including Kelly himself, restson his making sure that misstep never happens. Men aren't born dangerous. They grow dangerous. And the most dangerous of all, Kelly learns, are the ones you least expect... As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Without Remorse, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense and a remarkable cast of characters
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Aladdin (angol)
Matching folio to Disney's animated film featuring songs from Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. 7 songs in all, including: One Jump Ahead * Prince Ali * Friend Like Me * A Whole New World * and more. Complete with full-color art from the movie.
Roald Dahl - Completely Unexpected Tales
Take a pinch of unease. Stir it into a large dollop of the macabre, add a generous helping of dark and stylish wit, garnish with the bizarre and what do you have? Roald Dahl at his brilliant, hypnotizing best, cooking up some of the most unusual stories ever told. Here in one volume are _Tales of the Unexpected_ and _More Tales of the Unexpected_, making this a superb compendium of vengeance, surprise and dark delight.
Winston Groom - Forrest Gump (angol)
Laugh, cry, stand up and cheer: Forrest Gump is everyman's story, everyman's dream. A wonderfully warm, savagely barbed, and hilariously funny tale told by an idiot, from the razor-sharp pen of a contemporary wizard. No one is spared and everyone is included. If you've ever felt lacking, left out, put upon - or just wanted to have a rollicking good time - this book is for you. At 6'6", 240 pounds, Forrest Gump is a difficult man to ignore, so follow Forrest from the football dynasties of Bear Bryant to the Vietnam War, from encounters with Presidents Johnson and Nixon to powwows with Chairman Mao. Go with Forrest to Harvard University, to a Hollywood movie set, on a professional wrestling tour, and into space on the oddest NASA mission ever. Forrest Gump lives! Thank heavens!
Tom Clancy - Red Storm Rising
A chillingly authentic vision of modern war, Red Storm Rising is a s powerful as ambitious. Using the latest advancements in military technology the world's superpowers battle on land, sea, and air for ultimate global control. It is a story you will never forget. Hard-hitting. Suspenseful. And frightenegly real.
Tom Clancy - Rainbow Six
Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy's genius for big, compelling plots and his natural narrative gift (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized hundreds of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. Rainbow Six, however, goes beyond anything he has done before. At its heart is John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL of Without Remorse and well-known from several of Clancy's novels as "the dark side of Jack Ryan," the man who conducts the secret operational missions Ryan can have no part of. Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, Clark is efficient and deadly, but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face in Rainbow Six: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered before, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it. It is Tom Clancy's most shocking story ever--and closer to reality than any government would care to admit. As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Rainbow Six, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense, and a remarkable cast of characters. This is Clancy at his best--and there is none better.
Hiromu Arakawa - Fullmetal Alchemist 1. (angol)
Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg...and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders...even to kill. Except his powers aren't unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are...
Ian Fleming - The Man with the Golden Gun
A brainwashed James Bond has tried - and failed - to assassinate M, his boss. Now Bond has to prove he is back on form and can be trusted again. 'All' 007 has to do is kill one of the most deadly freelance hit-men in the world - one Paco 'Pistols' Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun. But despite his licence to kill, 007 is no assassin, and, on finding the Scaramanga in the sultry heat of Jamaica, he decides to infiltrate the killer's criminal co-operative - and realizes that he will have to take him out as swiftly as possible - or 007 might just be the next on a long list of British Secret Service numbers that the Man with the Golden Gun has retired.
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories
Full grown with a long, smoke-coloured beard, requiring the services of a cane and fonder of cigars than warm milk, Benjamin Button is a very curious baby indeed. And, as Benjamin becomes increasingly youthful with the passing years, his family wonders why he persists in the embarrassing folly of living in reverse. In this imaginative fable of ageing and the other stories collected here - including "The Cut-Glass Bowl" in which an ill-meant gift haunts a family's misfortunes, "The Four Fists" where a man's life shaped by a series of punches to his face, and the revelry, mobs and anguish of "May Day" - F. Scott Fitzgerald displays his unmatched gift as a writer of short stories.
Ljudmila Ulickaja - A mi Urunk népe
Az Európa-szerte népszerű orosz írónő nem tesz mást A mi Urunk népében, csak mesél és mesél a végtelenségig, megunhatatlanul. Mindenről és mindenkiről van egy jó története: legyen szó önbizalom híján álló vagy bármit eltűrő nőkről, az apaság rejtelmeiről, őrangyalokról. Különösen érzékeny a csodákra, a kivételes eseményekre, ám ezeket is – például egy némának hitt gyerek szavait, az állatoknak tartott szentmisét vagy a beteljesülni látszó jóslatokat – úgy tárja elénk, mintha a világ legtermészetesebb dolgairól beszélne. Hiszen amennyire a különleges jelenségekben, legalább annyira otthon van a hétköznapokban. Novellaformában is könnyedén, finoman mutat be szépet és rútat, egy-egy összetettebb szereplőt vagy bonyolultabb szituációt. Nem meglepő ez, hiszen írói érzékenységét a nagy orosz realistáktól örökölte. Rendkívül sokat tud a legfontosabb dolgokról: szerelemről, boldogságról, hitről és halálról. Mindezek mögött pedig nagy-nagy bölcsesség áll: kerülni minden szélsőséget, elfogadni egymást, felülvizsgálni az előítéleteinket az emberben mélyen megbúvó belső hang és az igazságérzet nevében. LJUDMILA ULICKAJA az egyik legnépszerűbb kortárs orosz író, számos jelentős orosz és nemzetközi díj (többek között az orosz Booker-, az orosz Nagy Könyv-, a Grinzane Cavour-díj) kitüntetettje. Könyveiből – tizennégy kötete jelent meg eddig – Oroszországban több mint kétmillió példány kelt el. Három mesekönyv és hat színmű szerzője. Moszkvában él. LJUDMILA ULICKAJA művei a Magvető Kiadónál: Médea és gyermekei (2003) Életművésznők (2004) Vidám temetés (2005) Szonyecska (2006) Odaadó hívetek, Surik (2007) Kukockij esetei (2008) Daniel Stein, tolmács (2009) Történetek állatokról és emberekről (2009) Elsők és utolsók (2010) Imágó (2011) Történetek gyerekekről és felnőttekről (2012)
Lee Child - Worth Dying For
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child follows the electrifying 61 Hours with his latest Reacher thriller - a story that hits the ground running and then accelerates all the way to a colossal showdown. There's deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska ... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it's the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can't let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it's not just past secrets they're trying to hide. They're awaiting a secret shipment that's already late - and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they're right at the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world. For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to keeping on going, to put some distance between himself and the hardcore trouble that's bearing down on him. For Reacher, that was also impossible. WORTH DYING FOR is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write and only Jack Reacher could survive - a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.
Lee Child - Killing Floor
"Killing Floor" introduces Jack Reacher, the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode. Trained to think fast and act faster, with an eye for the women, he is truly every thinking reader's perfect action hero. Margrave has just had its first homicide in thirty years. And Reacher is the only stranger in town. So the murder is pinned on him. As nasty secrets leak out and the body count mounts, only one thing is for sure: they picked the wrong guy to take the fall...