Der beste Polizist von Kapstadt. Eines kann Bennie Griessel gar nicht gebrauchen: Ärger. Er ist trockener Alkoholiker, er belügt seine Kollegen, und er ist bei seiner Freundin Alexa eingezogen. Ein Riesenfehler! Als auf einem Weingut drei Bodyguards erschossen werden und ein berühmter britischer Mathematiker verschwindet, will der südafrikanische Geheimdienst den Fall übernehmen, doch Bennie widersetzt sich. Die Täter sind völlig skrupellos und hinterlassen nur eine Spur: Geschosse mit dem eingravierten Kopf einer Schlange. Einer könnte Bennie helfen: Tyrone, ein smarter, gerissener Taschendieb aus Kapstadt. Denn er hat etwas, das sie Mörder suchen: ein Handy mit geheimen Daten... Packend, voller beeindruckender Schauplätze und mit einem unvergleichlichen Helden – das Meisterwerk des südafrikanischen Bestseller-Autors.
Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
International agierende Drogenkartelle setzen pro Jahr Kokain im Wert von mehreren Milliarden Dollar um und werden immer grösser. Das Weisse Haus beschliesst, endlich einzugreifen, und erteilt Ex-CIA-Agent Paul Deveraux einen Geheimauftrag: Er soll das kolumbianische Kartell der Kartelle zu Fall bringen. MIt allen Mitteln. (Buchdeckel verso).
Author: Frederick Forsyth,Rainer Schmidt
The Cobra Event is set in motion one spring morning in New York City, when a seventeen-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose, and she has begun a hideous process of self-cannibalization. Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the Centers for Disease Control sends a forensic pathologist to investigate. What she finds precipitates a federal crisis. The details of this story are fictional, but they are based on a scrupulously thorough inquiry into the history of biological weapons and their use by civilian and military terrorists. Richard Preston's sources include members of the FBI and the United States military, public health officials, intelligence officers in foreign governments, and scientists who have been involved in the testing of strategic bioweapons. The accounts of what they have seen and what they expect to happen are chilling. The Cobra Event is a dramatic, heart-stopping account of a very real threat, told with the skill and authority that made Preston's The Hot Zone an internationally acclaimed bestseller. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Ballantine Books
AN UNWINNABLE WAR Cocaine is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil seed across Western society. It causes misery, poverty and death. And slowly its power is spreading... A MAN ON A MISSION Ex-CIA special ops, Paul Devereux, intellectual, dedicated and utterly ruthless, is given what seems like an impossible task: Stop the drug barons, whatever it costs. At his disposal, anything he wants - men, resources, money. He must assemble a team equal to the lawless men who control this deadly trade. AN UNTHINKABLE SOLUTION Up to now the drug cartels have had it their way. Up to now, the forces of law and order have played by the rules. That is about to change. Those rules no longer apply... and a dirty war is about to get a whole lot dirtier...
Author: Frederick Forsyth
Publisher: Random House
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Here are the true stories of people who found their dream cars in the most unlikely places.
Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology
Author: Tom Cotter
Publisher: MotorBooks International
Carl Froch grew up on a tough Nottingham housing estate. His dad took him to the local boxing gym at just nine years old, hoping boxing would keep him out of trouble. Carl’s incredible natural ability soon became clear and he rapidly ascended the heights of professional boxing, becoming three-time Super Middleweight champion and Britain’s most exciting boxer. In 29 professional fights has suffered defeat only twice. His greatest fights have already gone down in boxing history. In 2009 he was knocked down for the first time in his career by Jermain Taylor. Behind on everyone's scorecard but his own, until, with just 14 seconds of the fight to go, he came back in spectacular fashion with a stunning knock out. In 2012 he emphatically beat Lucian Bute to reclaim his belt in front of record audiences. The press described the fight as ‘one of the best nights in British boxing’. The Cobra follows Britain's most respected boxer every step of the way as he prepares for, and fights, the most important bouts of his life. Honest, outspoken, and every inch the boy from Nottingham, Carl pulls no punches in his revealing story from inside the high-stakes world of boxing, from his first discovery of his talent to his ascent to World Champion. **Fully updated from the hardback; this edition includes two brand new chapters covering Carl's astonishing fifth-round destruction of previously unbeaten Lucian Bute, to reclaim his IBF world super middleweight title**
Author: Carl Froch
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The True Story of KAL Flight 007
Author: Jeffrey St. John
Category: Aeronautics and state
Zwei Einbrecher hinterlassen ein rätselhaftes Medaillon bei John und Philippa. Es bringt die Zwillinge auf die Spur des alten Schlangenkults der Acht Kobras. Sein Anführer besaß einen Talisman, der ihm die völlige Macht über einen jungen Dschinn verlieh. Doch was bedeutet die Neun auf dem Medaillon? Um das herauszufinden, machen sich John und Philippa in Indien auf die abenteuerliche Suche nach dem vergessen geglaubten Talisman. Ein gefährliches Unterfangen, denn hinter der neunten Kobra verbirgt sich ein dunkles Geheimnis... Das dritte Abenteuer der »Kinder des Dschinn«.
Author: P. B. Kerr
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Category: Juvenile Fiction
He was a New Kind of Soldier, Created for a New Kind of War! Soldier . . . The colony worlds Adirondack and Silvern fell to the Troft forces almost without a struggle. Outnumbered and on the defensive, Earth made a desperate decision. It would attack the aliens not from space, but on the ground¾with forces the Trofts did not even suspect. Thus were created the Cobras, a guerilla force whose weapons were surgically implanted, invisible to the unsuspecting eye, yet undeniably deadly. But power brings temptation . . . and not all the Cobras could be trusted to fight for Earth alone. Jonny Moreau would learn the uses¾and abuses¾of his special abilities, and what it truly meant to be a Cobra. Mercenary . . . If anyone had told Jonny Moreau the Cobras would one day take orders from the alien Troft, he would have laughed without humor. He'd lost too many friends during the Troft war, though the Cobras triumphed in the end. Now, though, the Troft were trading partners¾and they feared what might be a mutual danger: A new race, ruthless and tenacious, that threatened human space as well as Troft. And the offer was five new planets for the overcrowded Cobra worlds. Jonny's son Justin would carry the Moreau name to danger . . . and learn that it takes more than a Cobra father to make a Cobra son. Governor . . . Corwin Moreau is governor of Aventine, but the fact that the Moreau family has held power for so long is beginning to generate bad feelings in the Cobra Worlds Council. But Corwin's niece, Jasmine, faces the greatest challenge. Her only ambition is to become a Cobra¾but no woman has ever been accepted to the Academy or ever will be, if her opponents have their way. Until a mission arises that demands her expertise, and requires that she be given the deadly Cobra implants. Because the enemy, too, knows that there are no female Cobras, and Jasmine can infiltrate without being suspected . . . she thinks. . . . The Complete Cobra Generational Saga, by the New York Times Best-Selling Author At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Author: Timothy Zahn
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
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Author: Barry Newman,Pamela Sande,Virginia Peabody
Category: Business & Economics
Based on audiotapes he recorded during the war and sent home to his family, Randy Zahn's Snake Pilot recounts his experiences flying AH-1 Cobra helicopters during the Vietnam War. First deployed in Vietnam in 1967 and loaded with a formidable arsenal of weaponry, the Cobra was the first helicopter designed from inception as an attack aircraft. It dramatically changed the nature of the war in Vietnam by offering the Army, for the first time, its own powerful and highly accurate weapons platform for close-air-support missions. Randy Zahn arrived in Vietnam shortly before the 1970 U.S. invasion of Cambodia, one of the most impressive demonstrations by the Cobra in the war. He describes his stunning transformation from a naive, middle-class teenager from southern California to a hardened killer during his tour in Vietnam. Unlike the pilots who flew the fast-moving strike jets, Zahn experienced the war "up close and personal," witnessing the grisly effects of the Cobra's firepower on enemy soldiers. The author does not glorify killing but rather explains in sharp relief the kaleidoscope of emotions associated with combat: fear, revenge, hate, remorse, pity, and even ecstasy. He captures many of the ironies and nuances inherent in Vietnam, especially during the final years of the conflict. Zahn displays a sensitivity rarely found in memoirs written by battle-hardened warriors. This human element, combined with the vast amount of archival research and interviews with members of his former unit, ensures that Snake Pilot will become the definitive account of the role helicopters played in Vietnam.
Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam
Author: Randy R. Zahn
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
CHASING THE COBRA recreates the early 19th Century Mediterranean where Barbary pirates prowl free, seizing merchant ships, enslaving their crews and collecting ransom. Especially notorious is Haddim, The Indestructible, an elusive renegade known for his cunning and brutality. It took the fledgling American Navy two campaigns to secure peace in the Med, one before and one after the War of 1812. During both campaigns, Captain Jonathon Coyne is in the midst of the action. Complicating his life is the Contessa Luisa Cortolini, a sophisticate of extraordinary beauty and charm whom he meets at a reception in Siracusa. She lures him into a passionate affair, but he soon discovers that his is not the only heart she fancies. Between fierce battles at sea and duplicity in love, Coyne is tested over and over on land and sea.
Author: Philip V. G. Wallace
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Money vs. Greed: And the Cobra Strikes Back is the story of two sisters, Amber and Julie, who inherit their grandparents' ranch when they are killed in a car crash. But things are not as they appear and they quickly discover that their grandparents died mysteriously, possibly because someone wanted their very valuable land. As they dig deeper into the mystery of their deaths they begin to realize that their own lives are in danger. But who can they trust in town? Who wanted their grandparents dead? They decide that the only way to solve the case is to become their own detectives. So Amber and Julie, along with their friends, Kirk, Cobra, and Jacob set out to discover what really happened so that they can move on with their lives. Things don't go as planned and tragedy strikes. Will their lives ever get back to normal so that they can run the ranch that has meant so much to their family?
And the Cobra Strikes Back
Author: Sharon Washington
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The plot of this thriller arose from the research the author undertook when planning a simulation about a terrorist attack on London. The more he researched, the more the author realised how easy it would be to plant a dirty bomb in a location where it would communicate a message, a message to the people of the Great Britain that they were no longer a world power. It also became obvious that despite intensive planning and preparation, the various organs of government would be faced with an almost insurmountable set of problems if such a bomb was detonated when traffic in London was gridlocked. This is not just another spy thriller about counter-terrorism; it is a wake-up call to all of us!
Author: Bob Cordery
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
In this enthralling new novel in the bestselling Kyle Swanson sniper series, an American warrior is called to redeem a debt of honor in Somalia amid haunting personal nightmares. Top-ranked sniper Kyle Swanson was a promising young Marine on a dangerous peace-keeping mission in Mogadishu when he first captured "the Cobra" and a life-long blood feud began. Twenty years later, Kyle works for the CIA while the Cobra emerges from prison to become an efficient killing machine, and has never slackened his hatred for Swanson. To draw out his ultimate target, the Cobra launches a violent campaign against the United States and attacks the second-largest shopping mall in America. Kyles teams with FBI agent Lucky Sharif, whom Swanson had saved as a child in Somalia, and they must fight through terrorists at home and abroad to stop his old enemy. The Cobra retreats to Somalia, where he is set to become a powerful warlord and leader of the bloody al Shabaab terror gang. To block him, Swanson must return to the daunting streets of Mogadishu-where he must face his personal nightmares, as well as the Cobra, who lies in wait.
A Sniper Novel
Author: Sgt. Jack Coughlin,Donald A. Davis
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Author: Ronald Wier
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation