Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future. This is Endgame.
Before they were Players... Before the Calling... They trained to be selected as the one to save their ancient bloodline - and win Endgame. In this collection of Training Diaries novellas, follow Marcus, Chiyoko, Sarah, Alice, Aisling, Baitsakhan, Jago, An, Shari, Kala, Maccabee, and Hilal through sacrifices and betrayals, broken hearts and broken bones, as they shed their normal lives and transform into the Players they were meant to be.
From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the best-selling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer’s, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer’s life. When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life—he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him.
The Endgame is Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor's most ambitious and news-breaking book to date. A peerless work of investigative journalism and historical recreation ranging from 2003 to 2012, it gives us the first comprehensive, inside account of arguably the most widely reported yet least understood war in American history - from the occupation of Iraq to the withdrawal of American troops.
"Detailed accounting of U.S. experience in Iraq"
The Federation is pushing the Hocklyns steadily back, but they still vastly outnumber the humans and their allies by hundreds to one. Fleet Admiral Hedon Streth has to defeat them before they develop newer and more deadly weapons. In a bold move, Hedon comes up with a daring plan to attack the Hocklyn home worlds. If he succeeds, the war will be over. And if he fails then the Federation will face imminent defeat.
Hundreds of books have been written about the financial crisis that engulfed the world after Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. But what if the bigger financial crisis is ahead of us, not behind us?As John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper deftly illustrate in this controversial audio book, the crisis was more than a half-century in the making. The Great Financial Crisis, however, was merely Act I.
"The Best Explanation of what's Happening Now"
They both know the games killers play... FBI criminal profiler Madison Harper understands dangerous minds. Tough, tenacious, with nerves of steel, she's the best of the best. So is her new partner, Gabriel Roarke, a crack CIA operative who likes to do things his way. When the two are forced to jointly head up a task force investigating murder in high places - it's no surprise that sparks begin to fly.
McInerney and Vallely, retired U.S. Generals, are now military analysts for FOX News. In Endgame, they direct their experience and expertise to the question of how to win the war on terror. Unlike past enemies, radical Islam is not confined to particular nationsm - and thus cannot be defeated solely through conventional warfare against enemy states.
"Greece Pitches Last-Ditch Bailout Plan as Crisis Nears Endgame" is from the June 22, 2015 Economy section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Nektaria Stamouli and Marcus Walker and narrated by Ken Borgers.
A new town, a new school, a new start. That's what 14-year-old Gray Wilton believes as he chants, "It's gonna be better, gonna be better here." But it doesn't take long for Gray to realize that nothing's going to change--there are bullies in every school, and he's always their punching bag. Gray feels trapped in a world where he has no control and no way out--until the day he enters the halls with his father's semiautomatic in hand.
Als zwölf Meteoriten nahezu gleichzeitig an unterschiedlichen Orten der Erde einschlagen, gibt es keinen Zweifel mehr: Die Zeit ist gekommen. ENDGAME hat begonnen! Jeder der Meteoriten überbringt eine Nachricht, die die zwölf Auserwählten entschlüsseln müssen und die sie schließlich an einem geheimnisvollen Ort zusammenführt. Dort stehen sie ihren Gegnern zum ersten Mal gegenüber.
Early in the 21st century, Russia has heroically gathered its dwindling resources to build Valentina Tereshkova, a space station a mile in diameter. The orbiting space city is outwardly a peaceful Utopian experiment, but intelligence reports raise the ominous possibility that the space colony is actually a weapon built by the last heirs of the Soviet dictators. When scientist Paula Bryce and agent Lew McCain travel to the station to investigate, they become prisoners in the station's high-tech prison facilities.
Als zwölf Meteoriten nahezu gleichzeitig an unterschiedlichen Orten der Erde einschlagen, gibt es keinen Zweifel mehr: Die Zeit ist gekommen. ENDGAME hat begonnen! Jeder der Meteoriten überbringt eine Nachricht, die die zwölf Auserwählten entschlüsseln müssen und die sie schließlich an einem geheimnisvollen Ort zusammenführt. Dort stehen sie ihren Gegnern zum ersten Mal gegenüber. Ein Wettkampf auf Leben und Tod beginnt und eine rücksichtslose Jagd um den gesamten Globus. Die Spieler müssen zu allem bereit sein.
Da Shylock tot und der Angriff auf den Finanzsektor hoffentlich unter Kontrolle ist, kehren Mitchell und Rebecca zum NCCU-Gebäude zurück und kommen genau zur rechten Zeit, um mit dem taktischen Team zur Operationsbasis des Salesman aufzubrechen. Doch der Salesman fragt sich längst, warum sich Shylock nicht meldet und ob seine Machenschaften aufgeflogen sind. Ist es dieses Mal zu spät für eine Flucht? Oder kann er noch entkommen, bevor die NCCU eintrifft und alles beschlagnahmt?
The resignation of Scott Ritter as chief weapons inspector for UNSCOM in August 1998 made front-page news around the world. Now Scott Ritter draws on his seven years' experience hunting Saddam's weapons of mass destruction to take readers inside Iraq and show that country as it has never been seen by outsiders before. In Endgame, he dissects the failure of U.S. policy in Iraq and reveals a bold new approach to ending the ongoing Iraq crisis.
Child prodigy, chess world champion and international fugitive, Bobby Fischer’s life has fascinated the American public for years. Frank Brady is widely recognized as the person who knows most about the life and career of the man who became a notorious recluse. The two met as children and their lives intersected personally and professionally over the years.