Robert Wilson has lived and worked around the world, including spells shipbroking, tourguiding, and exporting bathrooms to Nigeria. After escaping car crashes, civil wars and angry baboons, he and his wife settled in Portugal, and Rob turned to novels. Since then, he's written ten acclaimed crime novels including the CWA Gold Dagger award winning A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON.
Author photo © Simon Weinstock
Charlie Boxer messed up his family life. First the army, then the police, then high-stakes kidnap and recovery, his ex-wife and daughter learnt to live without him as his work took him places no man can come back from unscarred. Trying to rebuild a relationship with Amy, his teenage daughter, hasn't been easy. But Charlie only realises just how wrong things have gone when he finds her empty room and a note: You will never find me. Having spent years working to track down kidnap victims, Charlie knows that sometimes, the missing don't want to be found. And he knows the hell it brings for families - the vanished are neither dead or alive, but simply gone. Worse still, Charlie Boxer knows how quickly a life can fall apart once you're living under the radar. For Charlie, danger has finally come to his front door and to crack the hardest case he's ever worked, it's time to face up to the true meaning of the sins of the father.
A wonderfully dark psychological thriller full of intrigue and menace from the author of Blind Man of Seville. If you like Rankin's Rebus you'll love Wilson's Javier Falcon.
A new psychological thriller featuring Javier Falcon of the Seville Police whom we met in The Blind Man of Seville and The Silent and the Damned. This confirms his brilliance that won him the highest accolade from the Crime Writers Association, the Gold Dagger for A Small Death in Lisbon. I’m highlighting all this so you are aware that here is a master of his genre. This is not a page-turning blockbuster but a highly engrossing, beautifully written, tense tale of detection in an intriguing location. I think the whole series is excellent.Similar this month: Stella Rimington.Comparison: Michael Dibdin, Andrea Camilleri, Barbara Nadel.
A crime thriller to take you on a terrifying journey into London's dark side. Beautiful Alyshia D'Cruz has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. But one night she takes the wrong cab home. Charles Boxer, expert in high-stakes kidnap resolution, teams up with his ex-partner, investigative cop Mercy Danquah, who's battling with their rebellious teenage daughter. Alyshia's father hires Boxer, who knows all about the tycoon's colourful career, which has made him plenty of enemies. But despite the vast D'Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don't want cash, instead favouring a cruel and lethal game . . . To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters and London's home-grown crime lords. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is a journey to the dark side of people and places that lie just out of view, waiting for the moment to tear a life apart.
In the space of 32 hours, the children of six billionaires are taken off the streets of London in a well-planned kidnapping. The perpetrators demand GBP25 million per hostage. For 'expenses'. Not ransom. And when your child goes missing, you need Charles Boxer. A man who will stop at nothing. The wealthy parents of the missing children know that Boxer will do more than the police can, but that doesn't mean the law will leave it to him. Soon the investigation goes beyond the corridors of power and into even darker corners. But still nobody knows what this mysterious kidnap gang ultimately want - and, if they have a cause, what the hell is it?
When astronomers today look up at the night sky they picture a spectacular and infinite universe--full of pulsars, quasars, and black holes and ruled by arcane laws of space and time. Once, ancient astronomers looked up and saw only points of light tracing calm movements across the heavens. But they too were moved to wonder about the meaning of what they saw. In Astronomy through the Ages, Sir Robert Wilson tells the story of how our understanding of the universe has evolved through history--of how the sedate and stable star field of ancient times has been replaced by the vast and explosive universe we know today. Wilson, one of the most distinguished astronomers of the twentieth century, begins by tracing the astronomical studies of the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks and reviews important early contributions from India, China, and the Islamic world. He explains the development of the sun-centered model of the universe in Renaissance Europe. He then tells how the development of the telescope, photography, and spectroscopy pushed back the limits of the observable universe and eventually brought astronomy into the twentieth century. Finally, he describes the rapid advances in radio and space astronomy and other methods over the past fifty years that have ushered in a new golden age of astronomy. These advances have not only allowed observation of deep space but also enabled scientists to unlock the secrets of the universe itself from its origin to its possible fate. Wilson himself has played an important role in these discoveries as the developer of one of the most successful astronomical satellites ever launched, the International Ultraviolet Explorer. While focusing on the human side of astronomical discovery, Wilson also provides readers with a basic understanding of difficult concepts, explaining relativity and quantum mechanics without using technical language or mathematics. Remarkable in its scope and clarity,Astronomy through the Ages provides an accessible view of historical discoveries and modern advances and shows why excitement about astronomy is even greater today than when Galileo first gazed in wonder at the rings of Saturn. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
This easy-to-read, must have new children's book is about a pink loving, big bow wearing turtle named Erma and all of her amazing friends. Join this lovable turtle on her journey to give an unexpected, but special gift to her amazing teacher. Children will easily relate to the simplicity of the hand drawn illustrations as they are introduced to so many different aquatic animals with their own unique personalities. Watch as your child's eyes dance across each page and enjoy the priceless look on their face when they find out what the special gift is.
Boiler and factory chimneys, their draught-power and stability by Robert Wilson
Some of the common recorded physical effects of the mind reaching this relaxed state are as follows:Total relaxation from head to toe. There are vivid visualizations, color and pattern in the mind's eye. Some level of separation between the conscious and the subconscious is apparent. The levels of anxiety, stress, and tension are considerably eased. Improved levels of concentration, memory and mental stamina. The ability to achieve a high level and quality of the meditative state. Harness the energy needed to address the specific problem area. Boost the immune system and other bodily functions. Deepen the sleep and relaxation patterns. Being clear in the goals and benchmarks set for achievements. Creating the happy and confident frame of mind needed. Dramatically reduce stress, tension, and anxiety levels. The increase of motivation levels. The ability to better focus and solve problems.
Lots of individuals suffer from inflammation, especially those individuals that have arthritis or some other disease that affects mobility. Of course there are numerous medications that can help to alleviate the pain but many persons are trying to find natural solutions to the problem. One of the most natural solutions for the problem is to modify the diet and eat foods that will help to reduce the levels of inflammation in the body. The text "e; Anti-Inflammation Diet: Critical Tips and Hints on How to Eat Healthy and Prevent Inflammation "e; helps the reader to learn what inflammation is, what causes it and to learn what the foods are that are best suited for this diet. The book also highlights the foods and other things that are to be avoided. It is a great text for the home. The recipes that are found toward the end of the book are great and will satiate any palate.