This is the true story of Second World War fighter pilot, Richard Hillary. After being shot down in September 1940, Hillary spent several months in hospital, undergoing numerous operations; a member of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club'. Originally published in 1942, just months before he died in a second crash, The Last Enemy recounts the struggles and successes of a young man in the Royal Air Force. Told through Hillary's eyes, this incredible story shows that even in our darkest moments there is a glimmer of enduring hope.
An American visits her relatives in Umbria, Italy—and soon turns up dead—in this series that “will please lovers of old-style deductive detective fiction” (Publishers Weekly). Rita Minelli grew up in Brooklyn, the only child of a narcissistic Italian woman who married a GI at the end of World War II. After her mother’s death, Rita decides to quit her job and show up at the home of her aristocratic but cash-strapped relatives, the Count and Countess Casati, in Assisi. It is a while before they realize—to their chagrin—that Rita has come to stay. But when the family assembles to watch the penitents’ procession in the town square during Easter Week, Rita does not join them as planned. Her corpse is later found in the family mausoleum. Now Alessandro Cenni, a commissario in the state police of Umbria, must unearth the secrets of the Casati family and their circle if he is to discover who killed this unwanted houseguest, and why . . .
Researchers continue to spend time and money looking for ways to prolong life. However, the reality of the matter remains the same—we are all going to die at some point in time. Written with creativity and honesty, The Last Enemy speaks to Christians facing death or troubled by its inevitability. It brings clarity and hope to the subject of death and dying by exploring our emotions and reactions, the pain imposed by the enemy, and Jesus’ triumph over sin and death. The Last Enemy encourages readers to focus on what matters most and prepare for ultimate victory.
Centuries-old wisdom. Knowledge people will kill for. The ultimate prize: The Index of the Order of Malichea. And the most powerful organisations in the world are in a deadly race to find it. The Index will change the shape of the future. Jake and Lauren must get to it first . . . Alex Munro, high-flying lawyer, is dead. Murdered in cold blood. The prime suspect is Jake. He has a history with the victim, one tainted by his attempts to obtain the lost books of the Order of Malichea. It's down to Jake to discover who wants him behind bars, away from The Index for good. But the clock is ticking . . .