Even for Private Investigations, the world’s top detective agency, it’s tough to find a man who doesn’t exist . . . Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn’t be difficult to find. Except it’s not just the man who’s gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too. And they aren’t the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay ‘lost’, while others just as ruthlessly want him found. Meanwhile, a routine background check becomes a frantic race to find a stolen baby and catch a brutal killer – a killer Private may well have sent straight to the victim’s door . . .
Australia¹s harbor city—a heady mix of European, Asian, and indigenous elements—encapsulates many of our 21st-century aspirations about architecture and interior style. Private Sydney explores an enviable way of life that is relaxed and original in its approach to interior space and design. Sometimes eclectic, generally exuberant, and often responding sensitively to the natural environment, the houses featured here inspire. Whether an opulent villa, a rustic timber cottage, or a sleek warehouse conversion that represents the best in modern Australian architecture, each of the houses has been chosen for its signature style. Together, they reveal the diverse pleasures of living in this exciting city.
James Patterson's bestselling Private series sees the world's most exclusive detective agency open a new office – in Australia! P.I. Craig Gisto, head of the latest branch of Private, is enjoying the glamorous launch party with his new team when their celebrations are interrupted by the bloodied arrival of a boy with his eyes gouged out. The boy is the kidnapped son of one of Australia’s richest men – but investigating his death isn’t their only pressing case. The rock star Micky Stevens is convinced someone’s trying to kill him, and believes Private are the only ones who can help. As if that wasn’t enough, someone is murdering the wealthy wives of the Eastern Suburbs, in the most brutal way imaginable. And if they don’t catch the killer soon, the next victim could be someone close to Private...
The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit
Author: Roger Maynard
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Survival, heroism, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares. In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the Japanese army and the Allied forces defending it were captured. Over a thousand of these soldiers were Australian. By the end of the war, just one-third of them had survived and Ambon became a place of nightmares, one of the most notorious of all POW camps the war had seen. Many of the men captured were massacred, and of those who initially survived, many later succumbed to the sadistic brutality of the Japanese guards. Starvation also took a fearful toll, and then there were the medical 'experiments'. It was a place almost without hope for those who held on, made worse by the fact that the savagery inflicted on them wasn't limited to their captors but also came from their own. One soldier described their hopelessness towards the end with the bleak words: 'The men knew they were dying.' Yet astoundingly there were survivors and in Ambon they speak of not just the horrors, but the bravery, endurance and mateship that got them through an ordeal almost impossible to imagine. The story of Ambon is one of both the depravity and the triumph of the human spirit; it is also one that's not been widely told. Until now.
10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Battalions East Yorkshire Regiment
Author: David Bilton
Publisher: Pen and Sword
In response to Kitchener's famous call for a million volunteers, local communities raised entire battalions for the service on the Western Front. Hull folk are reticent people and the Hull Pals were no exception. This book tells their inspiring story of sacrifice and gallantry under appaling conditions. Hull Pals contains a great number of hitherto unpublished eye-witnessed accounts and photographs.??As featured on BBC Radio Humberside and in The Yorkshire Post.
The truth will set you free – if it doesn't kill you first. New York attorney Trevor Mann’s world shatters when he receives a phone call telling him his girlfriend has been shot dead in a mugging. But the circumstances point to something more calculated than a random attack. Claire was a New York Times journalist and Trevor is convinced she had unearthed a secret so shocking that she was murdered to keep it from coming to light. Chasing Claire’s leads, Trevor will risk everything to discover what exactly she was killed for. It’s time to find out the truth, or die.
The bestselling 14th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series A MASKED MASSACRE Detective Lindsay Boxer is investigating a terrifying video of a murder, one committed by masked figures – wearing cop uniforms. Overnight, the entire San Francisco police department become suspects. A MURDER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT On the other side of the city, dozens of witnesses see a woman viciously stabbed to death in the streets – but there are no clues, and no apparent motive. All Lindsay has to go on is one significant date... A CITY ON THE EDGE As public hysteria and anti-police sentiment take over the city, Lindsay and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club might be the only thing standing between San Francisco and a lethal city-wide crime wave... TO PROTECT AND SERVE?
An inspiring story of hope, redemption, and trying to hit the ball straight A little over a year ago, Travis McKinley, an unknown rookie, shocked the world by winning the US Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he's famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still, Travis can't shake the feeling that he's a fraud, an imposter who doesn't deserve his success – and after a series of disappointments and, to be honest, personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right. A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form: a teenage outcast with troubles of his own – and a natural golf swing. As this unlikely duo sets out to achieve the impossible on the world's most revered golf course, Travis is about to learn that sometimes the greatest miracles of all take place when no one is watching.
Covering the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century, the essays discuss the history of the asylum system in different colonies, patient histories, cultures of work, gender and race within the asylum , spatial constructions of madness, recreations and therapies, archives and museum displays, medical records, and much more.