The shooting of a Chinese liquor store owner in LA brings Harry Bosch back to the Rodney King riots and the moment a stranger gave a young cop sanctuary. Now the debt must be repaid, and Harry soon discovers the old man’s death was no ordinary hold-up. Homing in on clues disregarded by the cops on the scene, Harry builds a picture of corruption and intimidation, with the local Triads at the heart of it. But as he tries to build a case and breach the impenetrable wall of silence in the local community, he finds he is taking a dragon by the tail — a dragon whose talons reach well beyond LA, and even the States. Suddenly the most precious thing in Harry’s life is under threat, and he will need to leave the familiarity of his home turf, alone and without backup, if he is going to stop his worst nightmare from happening.
Nirvana formed in 1987, released their first LP in 1989, and unintentionally tore the music world asunder two years later with the video and single for “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” At the time, MTV and rock ’n’ roll in general were largely dominated by vapid hair metal acts. Nirvana, with their thrift-store clothes and pawnshop guitars, represented a much-needed return to punk-inspired rock and at the same time validated the indie rock scene that had failed to breach the mainstream in the previous decade. A meteoric rise followed, attended by all of the predictable professional and personal pitfalls. Two and half years after the release of Teen Spirit, leader Kurt Cobain, age 27, killed himself and the ride was over.
Today, Nirvana and Cobain transcend generations, not unlike Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and other artists who met premature ends. The band’s story and music fascinate kids whose parents were among Nirvana’s early fans. Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of their final LP, Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History is the first to treat fans to a stylishly designed illustrated biography of the band. Performance and off-stage photography, handbills, singles, backstage passes, gig posters, and other memorabilia complement a narrative detailing the band’s tumultuous history, as well as sidebar album reviews, gear breakdowns, and mini synopses of Cobain’s 50 all-time favorite albums. Nirvana’s ride was a wild one—and all too brief. Here, finally, is the book that breaks that history down and presents it from an objective perspective.
Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! For three years, Saitama has defeated countless monsters, but no one knows about him. That’s because he isn’t in the Hero Association’s registry! Together with Genos, Saitama decides to take the Hero Association’s test! But can they pass?
Welcome to Oxford Phonics World! Let us guide you through the world of phonics. Oxford Phonics World is the first step on your students’ journey into English, leading you through all 44 sounds of the language.
In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death — in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life… and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence — a book no American can afford to miss.
1925, a damp wintry night in Berlin. Englishman Philip Gibson, in Germany to seek the answers to a tantalising mystery surrounding the Grand Duchess Anastasia, witnesses an attack on Natasha, a young woman who has fled from Russia. When Philip takes the fragile, lonely Natasha in to help her recuperate, she quickly falls for his kind and caring nature. But when further threats are made on her life, Philip finds himself at the heart of another mystery. What is it that links Natasha to this mysterious, damaged woman? And will her love for Philip survive the secrets that will be unearthed?
«Step-by-Step Breads» is the perfect book to have to hand when you’re mastering the art of bread-making. Over 130 recipes are made easy with simple instructions and photography helping you every step of the way. Classic breads, artisan breads, batters and sweet breads; 35 essential bread recipes are featured including rolls, pizzas, muffins and buns plus exciting variations for when you’re feeling more adventurous. Excellent value, «Step-by-Step Breads» will help you bake all the world’s favourite bread recipes with confidence every time. All content previously published in «Step-by-Step Baking».
When she loses her beautiful golden ball at the bottom of the fountain, the princess is very upset. Then an ugly frog offers to help — for a kiss. Yuck! What will the princess decide?
Show and Tell taps into children’s natural curiosity, asking a question such as «who makes you happy?» or «what do our senses tell us?» as the focus for each unit. Activities encourage children to explore the question while learning the language they need to think and talk about it. End-of-unit
class projects consolidate learning and encourage children to work collaboratively. Opportunities to «Show and Tell» allow them to present their projects in class or at home, and to talk about what they have learned — in English!
Stories, hand-eye coordination practice and letter formation activities lead to reading and writing simple sentences. Problem-solving activities encourage children to think critically and creatively. Values lessons teach children how to behave both inside and outside the classroom.
The DK Eyewitness Provence & The Cote d’Azur Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK’s excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Provence & The Cote d’Azur effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Provence & The Cote d’Azur Travel Guide — showing you what others only tell you.