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The Other End of the Line (eBook, ePUB)
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The Other End of the Line is the twenty-fourth Inspector Montalbano mystery from the international bestselling author Andrea Camilleri. In Inspector Montalbano´s coastal town of Vigàta, a surge of migrants have been coming in by boat, and all the town´s hands are on deck to help the arrivals. At the heart of the scene are the police - on the lookout for the people smugglers responsible - and long night-shifts are rendering Inspector Montalbano and his officers exhausted. Then one night, while Montalbano is enduring yet another gruelling stint at the port, a separate crime is committed - unexplained, unexpected, and unpleasant. Elena, the dressmaker at the town´s famous tailors, has been found dead - slaughtered by her own scissors . . . As a swell of desperate people arrive in search of a better life, Inspector Montalbano finds himself trying to unravel the mystery of who murdered the dressmaker. But as he makes his enquiries, the Inspector can´t help but wonder: what will happen if he keeps tugging on this thread? And what will he find at the end of the line?

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Stand: 12.07.2019
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Lives on the Line (eBook, PDF)
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The call center industry is booming in the Philippines. Around the year 2005, the country overtook India as the world´s ´´voice capital,´´ and industry revenues are now the second largest contributor to national GDP. In Lives on the Line , Jeffrey J. Sallaz retraces the assemblage of a global market for voice over the past two decades. Drawing upon case studies of sixty Filipino call center workers and two years of fieldwork in Manila, he illustrates how offshore call center jobs represent a middle path for educated Filipinos, who are faced with the dismaying choice to migrate abroad in search of prosperity versus stay at home as an impoverished professional. A rich ethnographic study, this book challenges existing stereotypes regarding offshore service jobs and sheds light upon the reasons that the Philippines has become the world´s favored location for ´´voice.´´ It looks beyond call centers and beyond India to advance debates concerning global capitalism, the future of work, and the lives of those who labor in offshored jobs.

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Stand: 14.07.2019
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Lives on the Line (eBook, ePUB)
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The call center industry is booming in the Philippines. Around the year 2005, the country overtook India as the world´s ´´voice capital,´´ and industry revenues are now the second largest contributor to national GDP. In Lives on the Line , Jeffrey J. Sallaz retraces the assemblage of a global market for voice over the past two decades. Drawing upon case studies of sixty Filipino call center workers and two years of fieldwork in Manila, he illustrates how offshore call center jobs represent a middle path for educated Filipinos, who are faced with the dismaying choice to migrate abroad in search of prosperity versus stay at home as an impoverished professional. A rich ethnographic study, this book challenges existing stereotypes regarding offshore service jobs and sheds light upon the reasons that the Philippines has become the world´s favored location for ´´voice.´´ It looks beyond call centers and beyond India to advance debates concerning global capitalism, the future of work, and the lives of those who labor in offshored jobs.

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Stand: 14.07.2019
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Blurred Lines (eBook, ePUB)
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In a novel that´s perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be ´´just friends´´? When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate-and platonic. Six years later, they´re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland´s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker´s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben´s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can´t seem to get the hang of casual sex-until she tries it with him. The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker´s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can´t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to. Praise for Blurred Lines ´´I just finished Blurred Lines and I absolutely adored this outstanding story.´´-New York Times bestselling author Sandi Lynn ´´I devoured Blurred Lines in one sitting. It´s my kind of book, sexy and witty, and the banter between the characters is off the charts. You´ll fall in love with their chemistry from page one.´´-USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston Lauren Layne´s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS I WISH YOU WERE MINE SOMEONE LIKE YOU I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE I THINK I LOVE YOU Don´t miss any of Lauren Layne´s hot reads: The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES GOOD GIRL LOVE STORY WALK OF SHAME AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS LOVE THE ONE YOU´RE WITH JUST ONE NIGHT THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE The Redemption series: ISN´T SHE LOVELY BROKEN CRUSHED The I Do, I Don´t series: READY TO RUN RUNAWAY GROOM Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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The End of the Line (eBook, ePUB)
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A fast-paced thriller set on the streets of a London rife with undercover magic. Abras, as they are known, can harness these illegal powers, but for con-artist Amanda Coleman - whose father was a powerful and abusive practitioner - magic is anathema. When her criminal crew decide to hire an Abra to help with their heists, they don´t expect to raise a demon, or to quickly lose control of it. Now Coleman and her crew must travel across Siberia to a remote stone circle in order to kill this murderous creature, who has destroyed everything they hold dear. But as the demon´s power grows, a battle of wills commences. Coleman must fight to survive, facing demons both in chains and within herself. This dark and chilling thriller is perfect for fans of Lauren Beukes and James Oswald. Praise for The End of the Line ´Williams creates an original world of wonder and menace that leaves the reader guessing.´ No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author, Linwood Barclay ´The End of the Line is driven by non-stop action, strange magic, and gritty noir banter - fun, in other words. Gray Williams has created a matinee double-feature of mixed genre mayhem that aims to please.´ Andrew Pyper, author of The Homecoming and The Demonologist ´A dark and thrilling mix of fantasy and noir, brilliantly told.¿ Williams is a confident and exciting new voice in the genre.´ Mason Cross, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Samaritan ´Great characters, brilliant set-pieces and so, so imaginative. A great new voice in fantasy.´ Michael R. Miller, author of The Dragon´s Blade Trilogy ´An exceptionally satisfying read, by turns twisted, tense and heart-breaking with a couple of extraordinary set pieces that still linger on. This is a remarkably assured debut, with the promise of more greatness to come.´ Mark Stay, author of Robot Overlords (Gollancz) ´From the first chapter (well actually from the first sentence in the first chapter)¿ I thought wow... in my opinion a bloody good story.´ Shotsblog

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Stand: 15.07.2019
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My Life on the Line (eBook, ePUB)
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´´This is a story about love and acceptance. It is a story about honesty and truth, integrity and hope. Ryan O´Callaghan could have kept it to himself, could have given the world a polished look. But instead he offers us all of himself in these pages. By doing so, he will change lives, save lives, and make the path ahead that much smoother for those who bravely follow in his footsteps.´´ -- Congressman Joe Kennedy III ´´Ryan O´Callaghan´s story is so poignant, so real, so human. I truly believe the publication of this book could be (and should be) a seminal moment for many athletes and other people in all walks of life. If an NFL player, cloistered in the manliness of his game, can come out of the closet and tell his story with such purpose, I hope that many others will follow his brave lead. This dramatic story of one athlete´s life might be a turning point for football.´´ -- Peter King , NFL analyst, NBC Sports ´´In this moving and powerful memoir, O´Callaghan details the fear and pain of a lifetime spent hiding one´s true self. It´s a suspenseful and cathartic look at a man on the edge, whose salvation could only come from admitting his truth and finding acceptance. This book will change the lives of young men and women struggling to come out, and the lives of those around them, who may not know how they´re contributing to a loved one´s pain and silence. O´Callaghan´s brave and honest story is another big step forward in the continued fight for acceptance of LGBTQ people in the world of sports.´´ -- Sarah Spain , ESPN Radio host ´´ My Life on the Line is an intense, heart-wrenching look at the reality of life in the NFL, told with gripping honesty and courage. Everyone, not just those interested in football, should read this book.´´ -- Chris Kluwe , former NFL player, author of Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities Ryan O´Callaghan´s plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, kill himself. Growing up in a politically conservative corner of California, the not-so-subtle messages he heard as a young man from his family and from TV and film routinely equated being gay with disease and death. Letting people in on the darkest secret he kept buried inside was not an option: better death with a secret than life as a gay man. As a kid, Ryan never envisioned just how far his football career would take him. He was recruited by the University of California, Berkeley, where he spent five seasons, playing alongside his friend Aaron Rodgers. Then it was on to the NFL for stints with the almost-undefeated New England Patriots and the often-defeated Kansas City Chiefs. Bubbling under the surface of Ryan´s entire NFL career was a collision course between his secret sexuality and his hidden drug use. When the league caught him smoking pot, he turned to NFL-sanctioned prescription painkillers that quickly sent his life into a tailspin. As injuries mounted and his daily intake of opioids reached a near-lethal level, he wrote his suicide note to his parents and plotted his death. Yet someone had been watching. A member of the Chiefs organization stepped in, recognizing the signs of drug addiction. Ryan reluctantly sought psychological help, and it was there that he revealed his lifelong secret for the very first time. Nearing the twilight of his career, Ryan faced the ultimate decision: end it all, or find out if his family and football friends could ever accept a gay man in their lives.

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Stand: 06.07.2019
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The Other End of the Line (eBook, ePUB)
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´´Wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction... altogether transporting.´´--A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author The new novel in the irresistible New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series A wave of refugees has arrived on the Sicilian coast, and Inspector Montalbano and his team have been stationed at port, alongside countless volunteers, to receive and assist the newcomers. Meanwhile, Livia has promised their presence at a friend´s wedding, and the inspector, agreeing to get a new suit tailored, meets the charming master seamstress Elena Biasini. But while on duty at the dock one late night, tragedy strikes, and Elena is found gruesomely murdered. Between managing the growing crowds at the landing, Montalbano delves into the world of garments, in the company of an orphaned cat, where he works to weave together the loose threads of the unsolved crimes and close the case.

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Stand: 06.07.2019
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Below the Line (eBook, ePUB)
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Eccentric private eye Charlie Waldo is back in another wildly fun and fast-paced thriller lampooning Southern California. Former LAPD detective Charlie Waldo was living in solitude deep in the woods, pathologically committed to owning no more than one hundred possessions, until his PI ex-girlfriend Lorena dragged him back to civilization to solve a high-profile Hollywood murder. Now Waldo and Lorena have their hands full with a new client, a wild and privileged L.A. teenager named Stevie Rose who tells lies as easily as she breathes. When the teacher Stevie claims seduced her turns up dead, the LAPD pegs her as the prime suspect. Then Stevie disappears, and her self-involved Hollywood parents turn to Waldo to find her-a task that draws him down into Orange County´s dangerous and complex worlds, both opulent and seedy, where nothing is as it seems. With treachery and deception at every turn, and with Waldo´s eco-obsessed rules for living complicating his already complicated relationship with Lorena, Waldo fends off enemies old and new as he races to find Stevie and solve the murder.

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Stand: 06.07.2019
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Geister auf der Metropolitan Line (eBook, ePUB)
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Für alle Fans von Peter Grant Nach dem umwerfenden Erfolg von >Der Galgen von Tyburn

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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