Over the Edge: The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of Four Climbers in Central Asia

By Greg Child

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* a special kind of precise mountaineering adventure—this one with terrorists, kidnappings, and AK47s

* New afterword by means of the author

* First time in paperback

Before sunrise on August 12, 2000, 4 of America’s most sensible younger rock climbers—Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason “Singer” Smith, and John Dickey—were asleep of their portaledges excessive at the Yellow Wall within the Pamir-Alai mountain diversity of Kyrgyzstan. At break of day, they'd be abducted at gunpoint by means of fanatical militants of the Islamic circulate of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of mystery bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and is associated with Al Qaeda. the abductors, themselves slightly out in their children, meant to exploit their hostages as human shields and for ransom cash as they moved throughout Kyrgyzstan. They concealed the climbers by means of day and marched them by means of evening via freezing, treacherous mountain terrain, with little foodstuff, no fresh water, and the consistent possibility of execution.

The 4 climbers -- the oldest of them purely 25 -- might see a fellow hostage, a Kyrgyz soldier, done ahead of their eyes. And in a striking life-and-death crucible over six terrifying days, they'd be compelled to select from saving their very own lives and committing an act none of them concept they ever could.

In Over the Edge, the climbers show the total tale in their nightmarish ordeal to journalist and climber Greg baby. With riveting info, baby re-creates the total hour-by-hour drama, from the 1st ricocheting bullets to the climatic determination that profits them their freedom. Set in a zone rife with narcotics and terrorism, it is a compelling tale approximately loyalty and the need to outlive. What keeps to make it appropriate this present day, 15 years after the occasions happened, is the geopolitical context -- the incident occurred, eerily, at the eve of 9–/11; the truth that a minimum of of the 4 climbers stay favorite within the activity; and the main points included into the tale round the media hype and controversy in regards to the climbers and their story.

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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

By Suzanne Collins

The 3rd booklet in Suzanne Collins's extraordinary and all over the world bestselling starvation video games trilogy is now on hand in paperback.

"My identify is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I no longer useless? I may be dead."

Katniss Everdeen, woman on fireplace, has survived, although her domestic has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

District thirteen has pop out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. even though she's lengthy been part of the revolution, Katniss hasn't identified it. Now it sounds as if all people has had a hand within the rigorously laid plans yet her.

The good fortune of the uprising hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to just accept accountability for numerous lives, and to alter the process the way forward for Panem. to do that, she needs to set aside her emotions of anger and mistrust. She needs to turn into the rebels' Mockingjay - it doesn't matter what the cost.

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When the Lion Feeds (Courtney Family, Book 1)

By Wilbur Smith

He started lifestyles at his dual brother's facet, quickly operating wild on his father's ranch at the fringe of Africa. yet violence, wish, and destiny despatched Sean Courtney into exile--where he may struggle and love his strategy to awesome good fortune and heartbreaking failure...

In a spot referred to as The Ridge of White Waters, Sean made a life-long friendship, mined a fortune of gold, and met his personal demons. Then an act of crafty betrayal struck--and ignited a brand new experience to a brand new frontier.

From dealing with the murderous cost of a towering bull elephant to observing males die unspeakable deaths, Sean fought new enemies, cast new allies--and dreamed of building a relatives on a farm of his personal. yet in Wilbur Smith's When the Lion Feeds, the younger guy who had lived via his braveness, sweat, and blood was once approximately to find that the previous nonetheless had its claws in him…

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The Rithmatist

By Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson's New York Times bestselling epic teenager experience is now to be had in paperback.

More than something, Joel desires to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the ability to infuse existence into two-dimensional figures often called Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity's basically safeguard opposed to the Wild Chalklings. Having approximately overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten the entire American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can basically watch as Rithmatist scholars examine the paranormal artwork that he might do something to perform. Then scholars begin disappearing―kidnapped from their rooms at evening, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to assist the professor who's investigating the crimes, Joel and his pal Melody locate themselves at the path of an unforeseen discovery―one that may switch Rithmatics―and their world―forever.
A New York instances e-book evaluate Notable kid's ebook of 2013

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Necessary Retribution: A Robin Marlette Novel (Robin Marlette Novels) (Volume 2)

By Mike McNeff

"We don't desire you men for the simple missions." those phrases propel Robin Marlette and his crew of former law enforcement officials into the realm of covert operations and counter-terrorism. After years of severe education via the easiest precise forces groups within the US army, the CIA and foreign terror plots propel the crew into risky and complicated missions that threaten the world's stability of strength and checks the workforce to the ragged fringe of their talents. The crew captures foreign criminals, rescue hostages, and forestall terror assaults, with assistance from a few impossible companions during this continuous thrill experience.

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The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)

By Bernard Cornwell

The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling sequence chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like video game of Thrones, yet genuine” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the USA tv series.

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of britain within the ninth and tenth centuries, the years during which King Alfred the nice, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied 3 of England’s 4 kingdoms.

The tale is obvious throughout the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who's captured as a baby by means of the Danes after which raised by means of them in order that, by the point the Northmen commence their attack on Wessex (Alfred’s country and the final territory in English fingers) Uhtred nearly thinks of himself as a Dane. He definitely has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no fit for Viking savagery, but whilst Alfred suddenly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves activate Uhtred, he's ultimately pressured to settle on facets. by way of now he's a tender guy, in love, proficient to struggle and able to take his position within the dreaded defend wall. primarily, notwithstanding, he needs to get well his father’s land, the spell binding fortress of Bebbanburg via the wild northern sea.

This exciting adventure—based on latest files of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time while legislation and order have been ripped violently aside by means of a pagan attack on Christian England, an attack that got here very with reference to destroying England.

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Those in Peril

By Wilbur Smith

In Those in Peril, a nail-biting story of experience, bestselling writer Wilbur Smith brings his matchless storytelling to endure at the violent, ruthless global of twenty-first-century piracy.

While cruising at the family members yacht within the Indian Ocean, nineteen-year-old Cayla Bannock is attacked and brought hostage by way of Somalian pirates. Her kidnappers call for a remarkable ransom: twenty billion funds. And Cayla's not only anyone--she's the daughter of Hazel Bannock, heiress to the Bannock Oil company, one of many world's top-rated oil producers.

The delicate worldwide political weather potential now not even the main strong teams on this planet can interfere. Left to address the matter on her personal, Hazel calls on Hector pass, head of the protection organization that protects Bannock Oil. As threats elevate and facts arises of awful torture, the necessity to take motion turns into extra pressing than ever--and quickly Hazel and Hector could have no selection yet to take the legislations into their very own hands...

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Incurable (The Ellie Chronicles #2)

By John Marsden

The battles proceed within the most recent e-book from the world over bestselling writer John Marsden

Ellie Linton is a survivor. simply because she's sincere. simply because she's unswerving. simply because she's incurably courageous. and since occasionally she's lucky.

But what occurs to survivors whilst their success runs out?

Packed filled with motion and human drama, John Marsden's Incurable supplies one other fast moving experience that would thrill previous fanatics and new readers like.

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Blood Sun (Danger Zone)

By David Gilman

Within the 3rd novel by means of David Gilman starring Max Gordon, dying has come to Dartmoor excessive. A pupil at Max's boarding college is located bloodied and dead within the London Underground. The lifeless boy was once wearing an envelope with Max's identify on it . . . an envelope that features a mysterious clue approximately Max's mother's death.

Max has to determine the reality. His seek takes him from the desolate hills of britain to the endangered rain woodland of critical the US, the place drug smugglers, lethal crocodiles, man-eating snakes, and flesh-stripping piranhas wait at each flip. yet Max can't—won't—quit now. the reply Max Gordon is keen to die for lies deep in the center of the harmful woodland. Will he remain alive lengthy sufficient to arrive it?

Cold-blooded killers. lethal creatures within the evening. Bone-crunching worry. for maximum Gordon, there isn't any such factor as common anymore.

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