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Paul Hoffman - Author

About the Author

Paul Hoffman is the author of two previous novels, The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system, and The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor.

Featured books by Paul Hoffman

The Beating of his Wings

The Beating of his Wings

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

The Beating of his Wings is the third and final instalment in the epic Paul Hoffman trilogy following Cale and the Sanctuary of the Redeemers. Following The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things, this climatic ending will bring this sensational narrative to a close, and finally the fate of the angel of death will be revealed. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series. Praise for Paul Hoffman: This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself . (Conn Iggulden). Tremendous momentum . (Daily Telegraph). A cult classic ... (Daily Express). Paul Hoffman is the author of four previous novels, The Last Four Things (2011), The Left Hand of God (2010), The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), and a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor and The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system.

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The Last Four Things

The Last Four Things

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2011

Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary; the only way to undo God's greatest mistake. Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world: fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death. Absolute power is within his grasp, the terrifying zeal and military might of the Redeemers a weapon for him to handle as simply as he once used a knife. But perhaps not even the grim power that the Redeemers hold over Cale is enough - the boy who turns from love to poisonous hatred in a heartbeat, the boy who switches between kindness and sheer violence in the blink of an eye. The annihilation that the Redeemers seek may well be in Cale's hands - but his soul is far stranger than they could ever know.

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Other books by Paul Hoffman

Confronting the corrupt Accountability Now's battle against graft in SA

Confronting the corrupt Accountability Now's battle against graft in SA

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Beating of His Wings

Beating of His Wings

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

Following the bestselling novelsThe Left Hand of GodandThe Last Four Thingscomes the final installment of Paul Hoffman's stark, epic trilogy.Thomas Cale has been running from the truth.Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purposeto destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itselfCale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco.Cale is a paradox: arrogant and innocent, generous and pitiless. Feared and revered by those who created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilization in the world.But Thomas Cale's soul is dying. As his body is racked with convulsions, he knows that the final judgment will not wait. As the day of reckoning draws close, Cale's sense of vengeance leads him back to the heart of darknessthe Sanctuaryand to confront the person he hates most in the world.

The Beating of his Wings

The Beating of his Wings

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

The Beating of his Wings is the third and final instalment in the epic Paul Hoffman trilogy following Cale and the Sanctuary of the Redeemers. Following The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things, this climatic ending will bring this sensational narrative to a close, and finally the fate of the angel of death will be revealed. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series. Praise for Paul Hoffman: This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself . (Conn Iggulden). Tremendous momentum . (Daily Telegraph). A cult classic ... (Daily Express). Paul Hoffman is the author of four previous novels, The Last Four Things (2011), The Left Hand of God (2010), The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), and a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor and The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system.

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Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers Programs, Policies & Considerations

Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers Programs, Policies & Considerations

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

U.S. employers in various industries argue that they need to hire foreign workers to perform lower-skilled jobs, while others maintain that many of these positions could be filled by U.S. workers. Under current law, certain lower-skilled foreign workers, sometimes referred to as guest workers, may be admitted to the United States to perform temporary service or lobar under two temporary worker visas: the H-2A visa for agricultural workers and the H-2B visa for non-agricultural workers. Both programs are administered by the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. This book examines the current policies and related issues with regard to the immigration of temporary lower-skilled workers with a focus on America's agricultural labour crisis.

The New York Times Book of Mathematics More Than 100 Years of Writing by the Numbers

The New York Times Book of Mathematics More Than 100 Years of Writing by the Numbers

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2013

From the archives of the world's most famous newspaper comes a collection of its very best writing on mathematics. The New York Times Book of Mathematics gathers more than 110 articles written from 1892 to 2010 that cover statistics, coincidences, chaos theory, cryptography and many other topics. Edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist and senior Times writer Gina Kolata and featuring renowned contributors including James Gleick, George Johnson, John Markoff and more, it's a must-have for any maths and science enthusiast!

Murder in Wauwatosa

Murder in Wauwatosa

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

IN 1925, the peaceful Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa found itself involved in mystery and horror. Eight-year-old Arthur ,Buddy, Schumacher Jr. was last seen by three of his friends after they hopped off a freight train they,d jumped to get a ride to a nearby swimming hole. For seven weeks, the community and state searched desperately to find the boy until his body was found just a mile from his house with his clothing torn and a handkerchief shoved down his throat. The police pursued several promising leads, but to no avail.

The Last Four Things

The Last Four Things

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

The Last Four Things is the second in Paul Hoffman's remarkable series. Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell These are the Last Four Things Now there are Five Meet Thomas Cale Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary; the only way to undo God's greatest mistake. Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world: fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death. Absolute power is within his grasp, the terrifying zeal and military might of the Redeemers a weapon for him to handle as simply as he once used a knife. But perhaps not even the grim power that the Redeemers hold over Cale is enough - the boy who turns from love to poisonous hatred in a heartbeat, the boy who switches between kindness and sheer violence in the blink of an eye. The annihilation that the Redeemers seek may well be in Cale's hands - but his soul is far stranger than they could ever know. The Last Four Things follows on from The Left Hand of God. It is the second instalment in a gripping trilogy by Paul Hoffman. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series. Praise for Paul Hoffman: 'This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself' Conn Iggulden 'Tremendous momentum' Daily Telegraph 'A cult classic . . .' Daily Express Paul Hoffman is the author of four previous novels, The Last Four Things (2011), The Left Hand of God (2010), The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor and The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system.

Last Four Things

Last Four Things

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

To the warrior-monks known as the Redeemers, who rule over massive armies of child slaves, ';the last four things' represent the culmination of a faithful life. Death. Judgment. Heaven. Hell. The last four things represent eternal blissor endless destruction, permanent chaos, and infinite pain.Perhaps nowhere are the competing ideas of heaven and hell exhibited more clearly than in the dark and tormented soul of Thomas Cale. Betrayed by his beloved but still marked by a child's innocence, possessed of a remarkable aptitude for violence but capable of extreme tenderness, Cale will lead the Redeemers into a battle for nothing less than the fate of the human race. Though his broken heart foretells the bloody trail he will leave in pursuit of a personal peace he can never achieve, a glimmer of hope remains. The question even Cale can't answer: When it comes time to decide the fate of the world, to ensure the extermination of humankind or to spare it, what will he choose?From the Compact Disc edition.

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2010

The volume brings together all of the latest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing. Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been major new developments in this field, including the publication of three whole genome sequences and the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form.

Left Hand of God

Left Hand of God

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2010

';Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Sharp is named after a damned lie, for there is little redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary.'The Left Hand of God is the story of sixteen-year-old Thomas Cale, who has grown up imprisoned at the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, a fortress run by a secretive sect of warrior monks in a distant, dystopian past. He is one of thousands of boys who train all day in hand-to-hand combat, in preparation for a holy war that only the High Priests know is now imminent. He has no reason to think he's special, no idea there's another world outside the compound's walls. And then, Cale opens a door. What follows is a daring escape, an unlikely alliance, a desperate pursuit, a journey of incredible discovery, and an adventure, culminating in Cale's astonishing realization that he alone has the power to save his worldor to destroy it.

The Left Hand of God

The Left Hand of God

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Scarp is named after a damned lie for there is no redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith. In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old - he is not sure and neither is anyone else. He has long-forgotten his real name, but now they call him Thomas Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. He is so used to the cruelty that he seems immune, but soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave this place, or die. His only hope of survival is to escape across the arid Scablands to Memphis, a city the opposite of the Sanctuary in every way: breathtakingly beautiful, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt. But the Redeemers want Cale back at any price... not because of the secret he now knows but because of a much more terrifying secret he does not.

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2007

The volume brings together all of the latest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing. Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been major new developments in this field, including the publication of three whole genome sequences and the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form.

King's Gambit

King's Gambit

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2007

As a young man, Paul Hoffman was a brilliant chess player . . . until the pressures of competition drove him to the brink of madness.In King's Gambit, he interweaves a gripping overview of the history of the game and an in-depth look at the state of modern chess into the story of his own attempt to get his game back up to master level--without losing his mind. It's also a father and son story, as Hoffman grapples with the bizarre legacy of his own dad, who haunts Hoffman's game and life.