Italo Calvino's beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these 34 dazzling stories - collected here in one definitive anthology - relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world.
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For millions of Londoners, the morning of 17 December is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. An hour after leaving home, he gets onto a tube train, and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing. Out of options and desperate for answers, Sam's wife, Julia, hires David Raker to track him down.
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of You Were Gone by Tim Weaver. Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband. When he turns up at the station, Raker is stunned. The woman looks exactly like his wife. She knows all about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. There's just one problem: Raker's wife has been dead for eight years....
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One year ago Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago his mother saw him on the street. One week ago David Raker agreed to look for him. He'll wish he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, had been missing for six years before he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. But now she's convinced he's still alive.
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Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found - Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it.
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When Leonard Franks and his wife, Ellie, leave London for their dream retirement in the seclusion of Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But then their new life is shattered. Leonard heads outside to fetch firewood from the back of the house - and never returns. Nine months later, with the police investigation at a dead end, Leonard's family turn to David Raker - a missing persons investigator with a gift for finding the lost. But nothing can prepare Raker for what he's about to uncover.
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Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she's never been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost, too. So, when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep.
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Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. Their search will unravel a thread of tragedy spanning years, and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left....
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One year ago Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago his mother saw him on the street. One week ago David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son.
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Dopo la morte di sua moglie, portata via da un tumore improvviso, l'ex reporter David Raker cerca di rimettere insieme i pezzi della propria vita risolvendo su commissione i casi di persone scomparse. Il caso di Alex Towne è uno di questi. Ma Alex Towne non è semplicemente scomparso: Alex Towne è morto in un incidente d'auto, così brutalmente che gli inquirenti hanno dovuto identificare il suo cadavere dall'impronta dentale.
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A woman drives to a beautiful headland overlooking the Devon coast. She is never seen again, and no trace of where she went can be found. The woman's sister calls missing persons investigator David Raker. As Raker tries to find her whereabouts - fearing the worst - he learns that she was recently widowed from a reclusive film director. It seems that, going through her husband's belongings, she found a secret so dark and shocking that it forced her to leave her entire life behind. Chasing the truth will consume Raker and place him in grave danger....
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When Leonard Franks and his wife Ellie leave London for a dream retirement in Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But one afternoon, Leonard goes to fetch firewood, and never returns. With the police investigation dead in the water, Ellie turns to David Raker. Raker tracks down missing people for a living, but nothing can prepare him for this. Because, behind Leonard's disappearance, lies a deadly secret, buried so deep it was never meant to be found.
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Dead Tracks by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Hannah Arterton as well as Tim Weaver. A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine... Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she's never been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost, too.
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When a young man wakes up bruised, beaten and with no memory of who he, the press immediately dub him 'The Lost Man'. Ten months later Richard Kite remains as desperate as ever. Despite appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows this man. Kite's last hope may be private investigator David Raker. But Raker has more questions than answers. Who is Richard Kite? Why does no one know him? And what links him to the body of a woman found beside a London railway line two years ago?
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An hour after leaving home, on a normal December day, Sam Wren gets onto a tube train - and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing. Out of options and desperate for answers, Sam's wife, Julia, hires missing-persons investigator David Raker to track him down. In missing-person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide.…
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Londra, 16 dicembre. In una mattina apparentemente simile alle altre, Sam Wren sale sulla metropolitana, ma non fa più ritorno a casa. Nessuno lo ha visto e non è rimasta alcuna traccia del suo passaggio, nemmeno nei filmati delle telecamere di sicurezza. Dopo sei mesi di angoscia, la moglie Julia decide di rivolgersi a David Raker, che già in passato ha fatto luce su altri casi di scomparse misteriose.
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When Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house, she finds the front door unlocked and no one inside. Dinner's cooking, the TV's on. Carrie, her husband, and their two daughters are gone. When the police draw a blank, Emily asks missing persons investigator David Raker to find them. But as he gets closer to the truth, Raker begins to uncover evidence of a sinister cover-up, spanning decades and costing countless lives.
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Il lavoro del detective David Raker consiste nel seguire tracce nascoste, evanescenti. La sua specialità è vedere dove gli altri non vedono, scovare dove chiunque altro non avrebbe neanche cercato. Colm Healy era tra i migliori detective in circolazione, fino a quando un caso di omicidio irrisolto - una donna uccisa insieme alle sue due figlie - non gli ha sconvolto la vita.
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Quando Leonard Franks e sua moglie Ellie lasciano la vita caotica di Londra e si trasferiscono nel Dartmoor per trascorrere in serenità gli anni della pensione, non sanno che loro felicità è destinata a durare ben poco. In un tardo pomeriggio invernale, dopo essere uscito di casa per raccogliere della legna, Leonard scompare nel nulla. Nove mesi dopo, di lui nessuna traccia.
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Megan Carver, diciassette anni, è una studentessa modello di una normale famiglia di Londra. La sua è una vita tranquilla, senza frequentazioni pericolose. Ma un giorno scompare. Nessun indizio, nessun testimone. Dopo sei mesi, le indagini della polizia sono a un punto morto. La famiglia, disperata, decide di rivolgersi al detective David Raker.
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