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The Defector
  • Author : Daniel Silva
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781101105023
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Moscow Rules Gabriel Allon went up against the sadisitc Ivan Kharkov. Now he must outsmart him once and for all in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Daniel Silva. Grigori Bulganov once saved Gabriel Allon's life in Moscow—and Allon always repays his debts. So when the former Russian intelligence officer vanishes, Allon gathers his team of operatives to go after those responsible. But, in a running battle that rages across the globe, Allon soon realizes that his enemy may already hold the key to victory. And that if he continues, it will cost him more than he can bear...

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    The Defector
  • Author : Daniel Silva
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780718155827
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gabriel Allon brought down the most dangerous man in the world. But he made one mistake. Leaving him alive . . . Spy turned art restorer Gabriel Allon is trying to resume his honeymoon in the secluded hills of Umbria with his new wife, Chiara, when shocking news reaches him from London. The defector and former Russian intelligence officer, who saved Gabriel's life in Moscow Rules, has vanished without a trace. British intelligence suspect the defector was always a double agent, but Gabriel is convinced otherwise. Gabriel and his team find themselves in a deadly duel of nerve and wits with one of the world's most ruthless men: the murderous Russian oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov. It will take Gabriel from a quiet mews in London to the shores of Lake Como, to the glittering streets of Geneva and Zurich and, finally, to a heart-stopping climax in the snowbound birch forests of Russia. Faced with the prospect of losing the one thing he holds most dear, Gabriel will be tested in ways he never imagined possible. And his life will never be the same. The Defector is a searing tale of love, vengeance and courage . . .

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    The Defector
  • Author : Monika Maron
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3582177
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rosalind, an historian, discovers one day that her body will no longer allow her to go to work and that she no longer needs to eat or sleep.

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    The Night the Lights Went Out
  • Author : Drew Magary
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9780593232729
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A fascinating, darkly funny comeback story of learning to live with a broken mind after a near-fatal traumatic brain injury—from the acclaimed author of The Hike “Drew Magary has produced a remarkable account of his journey, one that is filled with terror, tenderness, beauty, and grace.”—David Grann, bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon Drew Magary, fan-favorite Defector and former Deadspin columnist, is known for his acerbic takes and his surprisingly nuanced chronicling of his own life. But in The Night the Lights Went Out, he finds himself far out of his depths. On the night of the 2018 Deadspin Awards, he suffered a mysterious fall that caused him to smash his head so hard on a cement floor that he cracked his skull in three places and suffered a catastrophic brain hemorrhage. For two weeks, he remained in a coma. The world was gone to him, and him to it. In his long recovery from his injury, including understanding what his family and friends went through as he lay there dying, coming to terms with his now permanent disabilities, and trying to find some lesson in this cosmic accident, he leaned on the one sure thing that he knows and that didn't leave him—his writing. Drew takes a deep dive into what it meant to be a bystander to his own death and figuring out who this new Drew is: a Drew that doesn't walk as well, doesn't taste or smell or see or hear as well, and a Drew that is often failing as a husband and a father as he bounces between grumpiness, irritability, and existential fury. But what's a good comeback story without heartbreak? Eager to get back what he lost, Drew experiences an awakening of a whole other kind in this incredibly funny, medically illuminating, and heartfelt memoir.

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    The Defector
  • Author : J. Robert Kennedy
  • Publisher : UnderMill Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Dylan Kane leaves James Bond in his dust!” FROM AWARD WINNING USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE TRAITOR IS YOUR BEST FRIEND? When one of America’s top spies is spotted crossing the border into North Korea, no one can believe it—especially his best friend. But when Chris Leroux receives a text message from the defector, he has no choice but to believe his own eyes and proceed with his duty. Kill Dylan Kane. It’s a race against time to eliminate his best friend before he reveals America’s secrets to one of its greatest enemies. Or prove his innocence, and save his life. In The Defector, award winning USA Today and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy once again delivers a pulse-pounding suspense-packed thriller where loyalties are questioned and friendships are challenged. If you enjoy Bond, Bourne, and Hunt, you’ll love Dylan Kane. Get your copy of The Defector now, and join in the race to determine a friend’s innocence before his assassination as a traitor… WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DYLAN KANE SERIES ★★★★★ “The action sequences are particularly well-written and exciting, without being overblown.” ★★★★★ “I love how the author explains what’s needed but doesn’t just ramble on in narrative.” ★★★★★ “The events in this adventure are so real and so heart pounding you can’t put it down. Mr. Kennedy is by far my favorite writer.” ★★★★★ “Don’t mess with Kane, he takes no prisoners, especially when you target his friends.” ★★★★★ “This is one of the best stories I have ever read. The action and plot is believable and exciting and of course the climax is nail biting stuff. This author sure knows his stuff - if not, he does a great job of convincing his reader that he does!” ★★★★★ “Fast paced international spy thriller with good old American values among its main characters. I’d like to think we really do have agents like Kane.” USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers. Into the Templars? Then the Templar Detective Thrillers are for you!

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    Defectors
  • Author : Joseph Kanon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781501121418
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and Istanbul Passage “continues to demonstrate that he is up there with the very best...of spy thriller writers” (The Times, UK) with this “fascinating” (The Washington Post) novel about two brothers bound by blood but divided by loyalty. In 1949, Frank Weeks, agent of the newly formed CIA, was exposed as a Communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, twelve years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB- approved project almost certain to be an international bestseller, and has asked his brother Simon, a publisher, to come to Moscow to edit the manuscript. It’s a reunion Simon both dreads and longs for. The book is sure to be filled with mischief and misinformation; Frank’s motives suspect, the CIA hostile. But the chance to see Frank, his adored older brother, proves irresistible. And at first Frank is still Frank—the same charm, the same jokes, the same bond of affection that transcends ideology. Then Simon begins to glimpse another Frank, capable of treachery and actively working for “the service.” He finds himself dragged into the middle of Frank’s new scheme, caught between the KGB and the CIA in a fatal cat and mouse game that only one of the brothers is likely to survive. “A finely paced Cold War thriller with [Kanon’s] usual flair for atmospheric detail, intriguing characters, and suspenseful action” (Library Journal), Defectors takes us to the heart of a world of secrets, where even the people we know best can’t be trusted and murder is just collateral damage.

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    Cuba Libre--the Defector
  • Author : Carlos Rocafort
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9780595320646
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Cuba Libre, The Defector is a behind the headlines look at a Cuban officer thrown into national fame by a single act of courage. He led an aerial attack against Cuba's former President Batista causing him to flee the country. Batista was secretly waging war against freedom fighters in the Cuban mountains and needed all available medical personnel. Hospitals surrounding Havana suddenly were lacking medical people. Many hospital patients suffered unattended and some died prematurely due to squandered medical supplies and attention. Among the death toll was the young wife of the Cuban officer. Swept up in national pride and desire for justice, the young officer found himself in the middle of an insurrection led by an inexperienced idealist named Fidel Castro. The new regime also held unsavory elements for this justice driven man. Castro had ulterior plans to join forces with the Soviet Union as Communism began to threaten the officer's homeland. Forced to strike a deal, he sides with the United States. The deal would guarantee the United States to acquire the Soviet's most prized possession and the officers' freedom in return.

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    Ask A North Korean
  • Author : Daniel Tudor
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781462919864
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  • Genre : History
  • "In his new book, Ask a North Korean, Daniel Tudor—a former Economist journalist and current Korean beer entrepreneur— wants people to understand the true lives of everyday North Koreans. Using translated essays written by defectors, the book covers topics from politics to pornography." — The Boston Globe Understanding North Korean Through the Eyes of Defectors. The weekly column Ask A North Korean, published by NK News, invites readers from around the world to pose questions to North Korean defectors. Adapted from the long-running column, these fascinating interviews provide authentic firsthand testimonies about life in North Korea and what is really happening inside the "Hermit Kingdom." North Korean contributors to this book include: "Seong" who went to South Korea after dropping out during his final year of university. He is now training to be an elementary school teacher. "Kang" who left North Korea in 2005. He now lives in London, England. "Cheol" who was from South Hamgyeong in North Korea and is now a second-year university student in Seoul. "Park" worked and studied in Pyongyang before defecting to the U.S. in 2011. He is now studying at a U.S. college. Ask A North Korean sheds critical light on all aspects of North Korean politics and society and shows that, even in the world's most authoritarian regime, life goes on in ways that are very different from what outsiders may think.

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    God Spare the Girls
  • Author : Kelsey McKinney
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780063020276
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Read it for twists on twists, meditations on faith, and a deeply thoughtful treatment of an evangelical community." — Glamour, Beach Reads That Are Like Summer in a Book “A thoughtful and candid meditation on faith, family, and forgiveness . . . fabulous.” —Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Fun We Ever Had Recommended by Good Housekeeping, Elle, Parade, Real Simple, Glamour, Refinery29, Bustle, Oprah Daily, The Millions, Shondaland, Yahoo!, Literary Hub, and more! A mesmerizing debut novel set in northern Texas about two sisters who discover an unsettling secret about their father, the head pastor of an evangelical megachurch, that upends their lives and community—a story of family, identity, and the delicate line between faith and deception. Luke Nolan has led the Hope congregation for more than a decade, while his wife and daughters have patiently upheld what it means to live righteously. Made famous by a viral sermon on purity co-written with his eldest daughter, Abigail, Luke is the prototype of a modern preacher: tall, handsome, a spellbinding speaker. But his younger daughter Caroline has begun to notice the cracks in their comfortable life. She is certain that her perfect, pristine sister is about to marry the wrong man—and Caroline has slid into sin with a boy she’s known her entire life, wondering why God would care so much about her virginity anyway. When it comes to light, five weeks before Abigail’s wedding, that Luke has been lying to his family, the entire Nolan clan falls into a tailspin. Caroline seizes the opportunity to be alone with her sister. The two girls flee to the ranch they inherited from their maternal grandmother, far removed from the embarrassing drama of their parents and the prying eyes of the community. But with the date of Abigail’s wedding fast approaching, the sisters will have to make a hard decision about which familial bonds are worth protecting. An intimate coming-of-age story and a modern woman’s read, God Spare the Girls lays bare the rabid love of sisterhood and asks what we owe our communities, our families, and ourselves. “A deeply felt book about love — love for family and community, for people who sustain you and people who disappoint you. And love for God, too, which Kelsey McKinney writes about with humane and incisive frankness.”—Linda Holmes, New York Times bestselling author of Evvie Drake Starts Over “The accomplishment of this canny novel is in positing coming of age itself as a loss of faith—not only in the church, but in our parents, our family, and the world as we thought we understood it.” — Rumaan Alam, New York Times bestselling author of Leave the World Behind and Rich and Pretty

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    The Defector
  • Author : Mark Chisnell
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1475194129
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • What will you do, when it's you or them? This is the dilemma at the heart of The Defector - can Martin Cormac turn his back on his ruthless past as a dealer, a major city player, and do the right thing? Not when he's looking for answers in a succession of sleazy dives... One night, Cormac gets caught trying to chat up the bar owner's girlfriend and soon needs rescuing. Unfortunately, his white knight is anything but - Janac's a big-time drug baron with a psychotic urge to test people to the limit, and if possible... over it. And soon Cormac is running from more than his past, he's running from the most dangerous game he will ever play. The Defector was a #1 Thriller on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de. Along with the sequel, The Wrecking Crew, it's a regular in the thriller charts. This is what people said about the Random House and HarperCollins editions: 'An excellent drug-smuggling thriller.' The Bookseller 'This is a remarkable thriller - chillingly violent, full of tension and with a very original ending.' Publishing News 'New British fiction writer Mark Chisnell will have to go a long way to top his debut.' Bristol Observer

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    Soviet Defectors
  • Author : Kevin Riehle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781474467254
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  • Genre : History
  • When intelligence officers defect, they take with them privileged information and often communicate it to the receiving state.

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    Soviet Defectors
  • Author : Vladislav Krasnov
  • Publisher : Hoover Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780817982331
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  • Genre : History
  • The topic of defection is taboo in the USSR, and the Soviets, are anxious to silence, downplay, or distort every case of defection. Surprisingly, Vladislav Krasnov reports, the free world has often played along with these Soviet efforts by treating defection primarily as a secretive matter best left to bureaucrats. As a result, defectors' human rights have sometimes been violated, and U.S. national security interests have been poorly served.

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    Defector
  • Author : Mark Hobafcovich,Paul Dragu
  • Publisher : Elevate Publishing
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN : 9781943425563
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "Defector is a riveting story of heroism, redemption, and finding freedom against all odds. Hobafcovich’s harrowing journey from Communist Romania to present-day America will captivate your attention and lift your spirit by turns. This book is a refreshing read about God’s grace that will leave readers inspired to follow the stirrings of their own hearts.” Jonathan Merritt Senior columnist for Religion News Service Author of Jesus is Better Than You Imagined Mark Hobafcovich’s exodus from political and religious repression to freedom did not end with his crossing into Yugoslavia, his flight to Australia, or even his settling in the United States. He found true freedom in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and has since embraced his calling to bring others out of darkness and into that Light. His rare and dogged resolve is sure to invigorate the flagging faith and prod the sleepy gratitude of those living on the greener side of the fence.

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    Comeuppance
  • Author : William Flesch
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780674263475
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • With Comeuppance, William Flesch delivers the freshest, most generous thinking about the novel since Walter Benjamin wrote on the storyteller and Wayne C. Booth on the rhetoric of fiction. In clear and engaging prose, Flesch integrates evolutionary psychology into literary studies, creating a new theory of fiction in which form and content flawlessly intermesh. Fiction, Flesch contends, gives us our most powerful way of making sense of the social world. Comeuppance begins with an exploration of the appeal of gossip and ends with an account of how we can think about characters and care about them as much as about persons we know to be real. We praise a storyteller who contrives a happy or at least an appropriate ending, and fault the writer who refuses us one. Flesch uses Darwinian theory to show how fiction satisfies our desire to see the good vindicated and the wicked get their comeuppance. He conveys the danger and excitement of reading fiction with nimble intelligence and provides wide reference to stories both familiar and little known. Flesch has given us a book that is sure to claim a central place in the discussion of literature and the humanities.

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    Hearings
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1366
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051406323
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Defector
  • Author : Charles Collingwood
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047757342
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  • Genre : Secret service
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    A Socialist Defector
  • Author : Victor Grossman
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781583677407
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The circumstances that impelled Victor Grossman, a U.S. Army draftee stationed in Europe, to flee a military prison sentence were the icy pressures of the McCarthy Era. Grossman – a.k.a. Steve Wechsler, a committed leftist since his years at Harvard and, briefly, as a factory worker – left his barracks in Bavaria one August day in 1952, and, in a panic, swam across the Danube River from the Austrian U.S. Zone to the Soviet Zone. Fate – i.e., the Soviets – landed him in East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic. There he remained, observer and participant, husband and father, as he watched the rise and successes, the travails, and the eventual demise of the GDR socialist experiment. A Socialist Defector is the story, told in rare, personal detail, of an activist and writer who grew up in the U.S. free-market economy; spent thirty-eight years in the GDR’s nationally owned, centrally administered economy; and continues to survive, given whatever the market can bear in today’s united Germany. Having been a freelance journalist and traveling lecturer – and the only person in the world to hold diplomas from both Harvard and the Karl Marx University – Grossman is able to offer insightful, often ironic, reflections and reminiscences, comparing the good and bad sides of life in all three of the societies he has known. His account focuses especially on the socialism he saw and lived – the GDR’s goals and achievements, its repressive measures and stupidities – which, he argues, offers lessons now in our search for solutions to the grave problems facing our world. This is a fascinating and unique historical narrative; political analysis told with jokes, personal anecdotes, and without bombast.

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    Attempted Defection by Lithuanian Seaman Simas Kudirka
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on State Department Organization and Foreign Operations
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : LOC:00186249239
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  • Genre : Defectors
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    Hearings, Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs (1789-1975)
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3605655
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  • Genre : Legislative hearings
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    The Defector
  • Author : Terrance Mulloy
  • Publisher : Earth Epsilon Wars, Book 2
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1092533265
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Emissary was explosive. The Defector is heart-stopping!In the second thrilling installment of The Earth Epsilon Wars, Matt Reeves and his team, having successfully traveled back in time and taken Dr. Rossiter hostage, set out to assist him in creating the last trump card humanity has left against the Wraith; a deadly, alien-killing pathogen known as the Scourge. But Matt begins to suspect that mankind's future enemy may already be here in the present, lurking patiently in silence, waiting for the right moment to strike. Is the next Wraith invasion already here? Matt will not only be forced to question the mission, but also his own humanity while he races against the clock to uncover the truth about this war and the very fate of mankind itself.

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    Attempted Defection by Lithuanian Seaman Simas Kudirka
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Foreign Affairs
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105045302689
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  • Genre : Books
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    Simulating Complex Systems by Cellular Automata
  • Author : Alfons G. Hoekstra,Jiri Kroc,Peter M.A. Sloot
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9783642122033
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  • Genre : Computers
  • Deeply rooted in fundamental research in Mathematics and Computer Science, Cellular Automata (CA) are recognized as an intuitive modeling paradigm for Complex Systems. Already very basic CA, with extremely simple micro dynamics such as the Game of Life, show an almost endless display of complex emergent behavior. Conversely, CA can also be designed to produce a desired emergent behavior, using either theoretical methodologies or evolutionary techniques. Meanwhile, beyond the original realm of applications - Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics – CA have also become work horses in very different disciplines such as epidemiology, immunology, sociology, and finance. In this context of fast and impressive progress, spurred further by the enormous attraction these topics have on students, this book emerges as a welcome overview of the field for its practitioners, as well as a good starting point for detailed study on the graduate and post-graduate level. The book contains three parts, two major parts on theory and applications, and a smaller part on software. The theory part contains fundamental chapters on how to design and/or apply CA for many different areas. In the applications part a number of representative examples of really using CA in a broad range of disciplines is provided - this part will give the reader a good idea of the real strength of this kind of modeling as well as the incentive to apply CA in their own field of study. Finally, we included a smaller section on software, to highlight the important work that has been done to create high quality problem solving environments that allow to quickly and relatively easily implement a CA model and run simulations, both on the desktop and if needed, on High Performance Computing infrastructures.

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    Moscow Rules
  • Author : Daniel Silva
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 9780451227386
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Moscow is no longer the gray, grim city of Soviet times. Now it is awash with oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. But in the new Russia, power once again resides behind the walls of the Kremlin. Critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. And a new generation of Stalinists plots to reclaim an empire—and challenge the United States. One of those men is Ivan Kharkov, ex-KGB, who built a financial empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Part of his profit comes from arms dealing. And he is about to deliver Russia’s most sophisticated weapons to the United States’ most dangerous enemy, unless Israeli foreign intelligence agent Gabriel Allon can stop him. Slipping across borders from Vatican City to St. Petersburg, Jerusalem to Washington, DC, Allon is playing for time—and playing by Moscow rules.

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    Through the Eyes of the Enemy
  • Author : Stanislav Lunev,Ira Winkler
  • Publisher : Regnery Pub
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : UOM:39076001916704
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A former Soviet spy-turned-defector offers dramatic insights into the inner workings of the KGB and Soviet intelligence, offering startling revelations about KGB assassination squads, Soviet medical experiments on American POWs, and more. IP.

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    Senate Reports Nos. 330-331
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 0160873746
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Defector
  • Author : Evelyn Anthony
  • Publisher : Signet Book
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0451135881
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  • Genre : Books
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    New Issues and Paradigms in Research on Social Dilemmas
  • Author : Anders Biel,Daniel Eek,Tommy Garling,Mathias Gustafson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780387725963
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Readers need look no further if they seeking an edited volume compiled to present the latest developments in the field of social dilemma research. Social dilemmas are situations when there is a conflict between self-interest and collective interest. This work examines under what circumstances people make decisions that are in line with the collective interest as well as investigating what can increase the likelihood of cooperation. Three man sections mirror the different levels of analysis: individual, group, and societal.

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    Impostor
  • Author : Susanne Winnacker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781101594438
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she's spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—he stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. Disguised as Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she'd do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this superhuman arrives at a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

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    Social Psychology, Third Edition
  • Author : Paul A. M. Van Lange,E. Tory Higgins,Arie W. Kruglanski
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN : 9781462543991
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • This definitive work--now extensively revised with virtually all new chapters--has introduced generations of researchers to the psychological processes that underlie social behavior. What sets the book apart is its unique focus on the basic principles that guide theory building and research. Since work in the field increasingly transcends such boundaries as biological versus cultural or cognitive versus motivational systems, the third edition has a new organizational framework. Leading scholars identify and explain the principles that govern intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup processes, in chapters that range over multiple levels of analysis. The book's concluding section illustrates how social psychology principles come into play in specific contexts, including politics, organizational life, the legal arena, sports, and negotiation. New to This Edition *Most of the book is entirely new. *Stronger emphasis on the contextual factors that influence how and why the basic principles work as they do. *Incorporates up-to-date findings and promising research programs. *Integrates key advances in such areas as evolutionary theory and neuroscience.

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    Stalin's Defectors
  • Author : Mark Edele
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780192519139
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  • Genre : History
  • Stalin's Defectors is the first systematic study of the phenomenon of frontline surrender to the Germans in the Soviet Union's 'Great Patriotic War' against the Nazis in 1941-1945. No other Allied army in the Second World War had such a large share of defectors among its prisoners of war. Based on a broad range of sources, this volume investigates the extent, the context, the scenarios, the reasons, the aftermath, and the historiography of frontline defection. It shows that the most widespread sentiments animating attempts to cross the frontline was a wish to survive this war. Disgruntlement with Stalin's 'socialism' was also prevalent among those who chose to give up and hand themselves over to the enemy. While politics thus played a prominent role in pushing people to commit treason, few desired to fight on the side of the enemy. Hence, while the phenomenon of frontline defection tells us much about the lack of popularity of Stalin's regime, it does not prove that the majority of the population was ready for resistance, let alone collaboration. Both sides of a long-standing debate between those who equate all Soviet captives with defectors, and those who attempt to downplay the phenomenon, then, over-stress their argument. Instead, more recent research on the moods of both the occupied and the unoccupied Soviet population shows that the majority understood its own interest in opposition to both Hitler's and Stalin's regime. The findings of Mark Edele in this study support such an interpretation.

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    Breaking from the KGB
  • Author : Maurice Shainberg
  • Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0425106977
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Holocaust survivors
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    The Defector
  • Author : Jc Andrijeski
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 1090847475
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  • He would be despised. By all of them, he would be despised. The shadow of the Rooks hangs over Revik's head--a constant reminder of the dark warrior he used to be. Hidden away in monastic caves after he leaves the network of terrorist seers, Revik no longer knows who he is, or what his life means. When a delegation from renowned holy warriors, the Adhipan, appears, asking for his help, his first impulse is to say no--until they tell him it is Kali who needs saving, Kali who rescued Revik from the dark, when no one else would. Revik agrees to fly across the world, facing off against his old friends, the Rooks, including his ex-partner, Terian, who is clearly holding a grudge about Revik's defection. When they come after him, either to kill him or bring him back into the fold, Revik finds himself faced with old demons and new temptations, and the ongoing decision of which side he will fight for, the light or the dark, and what he's willing to give up to be the man he desperately wants to be. In the end, he thinks he's got nothing left to lose. It turns out he's wrong about that, too. A Revik prequel novel in the Bridge & Sword series, and companion novel to Trickster (Bridge & Sword Prequel #0.2). Series Summary The Bridge & Sword series is an epic, science fiction fantasy set in a unique, gritty version of Earth populated by a second race of psychic beings called Seers. Allie Taylor, marked "The Bridge" from birth, is born to be the leader of the Seer race and the bringer of the next stage in humanity's evolution. Unfortunately, to many Seers, that means the death of most humans on the planet. Allie is helped and hindered, awakened and impeded by her antihero partner, Dehgoies Revik, whose on-again-off-again relationship with the dark beings known as the Dreng may destroy them both. The series takes place in a modern version of our world at the brink of apocalypse and a dystopian future. It spans centuries along with the lives of its main characters, the Seers, and the wars they fight with themselves and their human allies and enemies.

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    My Father's War
  • Author : Hwang Ha-Yong
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 9781608440931
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Aug 15. 1945. Korea met liberation from Japanese colonial rule but eventually divided into two parts. Jun 25. 1950. The Korean war broke out abruptly by communist of North Korea. Young refugees of north Korea birth, leaving their families behind, gathered to help UN and South Korean army for expelling Communism from Korean peninsula. They became unnamed, armed agents and infiltrated behind the enemy lines and harassed the rear. Many of them disappeared in the unknowned rivers, fields and mountains. This book is about the hided heroes who were veiled for 55 years. Through one man's life, all behind history of unknown war are finally revealed. Hwang Ha-yong was one of the unnamed, forgotten one of the Korean Guerrilla and armed agent during and after the Korean war. He became a writer. His work was made by TV and Film in Korea. He also music composer and got a famous prize. Hwang sung is the son of Hwang Ha-yong and Helped his father finishingvarious writing works. He is Historian of covered operation related the Korean war and also a Writer.

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    The Defectors
  • Author : Vernon Hinchley
  • Publisher : London ; Toronto : Harrap
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105041418265
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  • Genre : Defectors
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    Carrie Chronicles - Books 1-3 Box Set
  • Author : Ethan Jones
  • Publisher : Knightsville Books
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Start a dangerous adventure with Carrie O'Connor—an elite covert operative of the mysterious CIS—who isn’t burdened by bureaucrats or worried about rule books. Enjoy the first three thrillers in the best-selling Carrie Chronicles series: Priority Target – Book One She didn’t start the fight, but she’ll gladly finish it… While confirming the elimination of a target during a drone attack, Carrie discovers a massive cover-up. Now a target herself, she’s determined to find out who wants her dead and begins to cut through a complex web of lies and deceit. Even if it means going to war with the CIA. With innocents killed and her own life at stake, how will Carrie survive so that justice is served? Codename: Makarov – Book Two She’ll stop at nothing… Carrie, the fiercest CIS field operative, is in Pakistan for an extremely secretive meeting with one of the local Taliban leaders, when she falls into a suspicious ambush that almost claims her life and suspects a mole inside her own team. As she starts her search for the traitor, Carrie learns of a ruthless ex-KGB assassin, who may have been implicated in her father’s disappearance in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. When she dives into this inquiry, she soon finds herself at the center of a decade-long intrigue. While trying to balance her feelings and rein in her emotions, Carrie is informed of her ex-partner, Justin Hall, who has gone rogue in the lawless terrorist-infested badlands of Syria and Iraq. Carrie is determined to dispel the uncertainty about her father’s disappearance and eager to bring Justin, the former love of her life, back home. Alone, she starts her most personal and dangerous mission. Can she settle accounts once for all with the man who killed her father, and the traitor who betrayed her? Entry Point – Book Three Why would a Taliban commander ask for her? Elite operative Carrie O’Connor survived Afghanistan twice and swore she would never go back. Then, a known terrorist mastermind attacks a police station and shockingly turns his gun on his own men. When the smoke clears, he surrenders, but will only speak with Carrie… Soon after arriving, as Carrie tries to uncover his motive, she discovers a treacherous conspiracy involving the Taliban and the Russians to assassinate the US president. But a cloud of doubt remains: Is the president really the terrorists’ target? Or is he simply a diversion for something more sinister? Find out how Carrie will have to work both sides of evil to gain an Entry Point… Reviews ★★★★★ "Ethan Jones has hit another home run with this new series. It's a real barn-burner, a real page turner that is nonstop action from the first page…” ★★★★★ "...The action's relentless, the tension extreme and the characters remarkably good.” ★★★★★ "One of the things you can count on with this author’s books is that you get drawn into the story very quickly and it’s hard to put the book down. I love reading a female character that kicks butt but still has a soft side and Carrie does not disappoint.” ★★★★★ “Carrie O’Connor is on another wild ride with danger or death at every turn; electrifying adventures and controlled chaos are always Carrie’s partners!" The Carrie Chronicles Spy Thriller Series With hundreds of five-star reviews and thousands of sales and downloads. Each book is a clean, self-contained story without cliffhangers and can be enjoyed on its own. The Carrie Chronicles series has five books to date with book 6 being released in the spring of 2022. This heart-pounding spy thriller series guarantees to satisfy, with well-crafted characters, captivating storylines, and pulse-pounding plots. If Daniel Silva, David Baldacci, or Lee Child is one of your favorite authors, you’ll love this series by Ethan Jones, the undisputed master of spy thrillers. Scroll up, click, and enjoy your heart-pounding new adventures now. Keywords thriller assassinations conspiracies crime espionage military political psychological technothrillers terrorism suspense spy intrigue adrenaline blood war action spies shooting revenge hostage ransom kidnapping security Justin Hall Carrie O’Connor CIA secret agent agents operatives clandestine covert mission asset assets affairs explosion action & adventure war & military Somalia CIA

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    Rebel. The defector saga
  • Author : Greta Cipriano
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 6185330989
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    Committee Prints
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015077181991
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    White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea 2015
  • Author : Do Kyung-ok,Kim Soo-Am,Han Dong-ho,Lee Keum-Soon,Hong Min,Korea Institute for National Unification(South Korea)
  • Publisher : 길잡이미디어
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9788984798021
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  • The 2015 edition of the White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea marks the 20th year of the series since its first publication in 1996. This White Paper is based on in-depth interviews with 221 of the 1,396 North Koreans who escaped to South Korea in 2014. These samples were selected with their demographic characteristics and social backgrounds taken into account. Below are the key highlights of the survey: In its national report for the Universal Periodic Review submitted to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on January 30, 2014, North Korea explained that death penalty is applied to extremely restricted cases. In reality, however, North Korea has an extensive list of crimes punishable by the death penalty, defined not just by the Criminal Law but also by its Addendum; the death penalty may also be imposed by promulgations, instructions and other alternative formats. North Korean defectors, who have witnessed the death penalty carried out in public, have provided testimony that it has actually been given for a wide range of crimes. Of special note is that over the last few years, the number of people put to death for watching/distributing South Korean video recordings or smuggling/trafficking narcotics is on a remarkable rise. This was widely observed in our 2014 survey, too. Human rights violations in ordinary prison camps (kyohwaso), labor training camps (rodongdanryundae), holding centers (jipkyulso), detention centers, political prison camps (kwanliso), and other detention facilities are still known to be serious. Inhumane treatment including torture and beatings are part of the daily routine; nutrition, medical care, and hygiene are also very poor. In our 2014 survey, however, some interviewees suggested that the human rights conditions in ordinary prison camps (kyohwaso) were improving somewhat. North Korean defector XXX, who was held for a long time at the Jongori kyohwaso, where a massive number of violent incidents and human rights violations reportedly took place, explained that beatings at the kyohwaso was on the decrease. North Korean defector XXX, who had been detained at the Jongori kyohwaso until recently, said that strenuous effort was being made to bring fatal incidents under control as the reality of the human rights infringements at the kyohwaso were known to the outside world through former inmates. Meanwhile, the 2014 survey results include testimonies on those released from political prison camps (kwanliso) in 2012 and 2013 —after Kim Jong-un took over as the new leader of North Korea. Witnesses explained that their release was “based on Kim Jong-un’s policy that those who have one percent of a conscience are given a second chance despite 99 percent of their faults”; and that “these people were released as Kim Jong-un, upon taking office, told those whose crimes were motivated by personal grievance, as opposed to criticism of the state, should be freed, which is within the context of his politics of law.” Similar cases can be found in North Korea’s On-site Open Trials System, too. Testimonies from North Korean defectors show that, when On-site Open Trials were conducted for a large number of people held for the same charge, some of them are executed immediately in public as “examples” while others are found innocent and released, allegedly due to Kim Jong-un’s consideration or policy. While unleashing a reign of terror against the power elites, the young leader seems to be seeking to present himself to ordinary citizens as a leader who loves the people. Nonetheless, the very fact that these measures are possible shows his policies and instructions have supra-legal authority in North Korea. A typical infringement on freedom of residence, the practice of forced deportation is still found to be widespread. North Korean defector XXX testified that in 2013, during his on-site instructions in Musan, Kim Jong-un ordered transformation of the city boundaries into an exemplary area. This led to the forced deportation of more than 600 households living within 300 meters of the city boundaries. Such massive involuntary relocation was enforced primarily upon family members of illegal border crossers or those with criminal records (such as illegal use of a mobile phone). A number of testimonies also suggested that forced deportation has been on the increase since mid-2013 in Samjiyon County, within which is the hometown of Kim Jong-il. In particular, those whose parents are from rural areas, former detainees at ordinary prison camps (kyohwaso) and their family members, and illegal border crossers are first to be relocated. According to the 2014 survey results, little progress has been made in improving North Koreans’ rights to food and health. When it comes to the right to food, the total volume of food available has increased since 2010, but North Korea’s discriminatory distribution policies has led to continued discrepancy among ordinary citizens in their access to food. Collection of excessive amounts of produce from farm workers, in particular, has undermined their right to food on a continuous basis. This seems partly attributable to the assignment of unrealistically high production quota and the falsification of distribution documents. Excluded from the Public Distribution System (PDS), marginalized members of North Korean society tap into money offered by loan sharks to deal with the scarcity, ending up suffering even more. In the 2014 survey, however, a large number of interviewees said the public distribution supply has temporarily improved since 2012 as North Korean authorities released military provisions. As for the right to health, the uneven distribution of resources as a result of economic hardship and military-first politics has destroyed the medical system as a whole. The absolute lack of medicine and basic medical equipment has continued, while some interviewees pointed out in the 2014 survey that an increasing amount of medicine was being provided by Jungsung Pharmaceuticals. Meanwhile, as the North’s free treatment system is not working properly, patients in need of surgery often end up paying for the related costs for themselves. The military ranks are also seeing their right to health deteriorating: Some interviewees stated that the military was also short on medicine, and not just civil society. The community doctor system and other mechanisms of preventive medicine propagandized by the North Korean authorities are not functioning properly. Community doctors are currently incapable of treating patients and can only issue medical certificates; they are known to work primarily on vaccinations (such as preventive injections against epidemics). A large number of interviewees in the 2014 survey said that vaccination was being offered. Vaccination seems to be improving efforts to prevent disease. Areas receiving aid from the UN and other international actors also enjoy relatively better medical treatment. Despite many constraints and the resulting shortcomings, we hope that this White Paper will draw more attention at home and abroad to the issue of human rights in North Korean while contributing to domestic and international discussion and action on improving the situation.