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Knife Edge

Author : Malorie Blackman
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Continuing the story of Black & White, Sephy, a Cross, finds herself in a struggle with Jude, the father of her baby and a Naught, as racial tensions arise--forcing her to choose sides between the group to which she was born a member and the family she has made.

LIFE ON A KNIFE EDGE

Author : LAWRENCE. NASRALLAH
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On a Knife s Edge

Author : Prit Buttar
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The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but futile attempts to relieve them, saw bitter attritional fighting and extremes of human misery inflicted on both sides. The surrender of General Friedrich von Paulus's army left Germany's eastern armies severely weakened, but the Red Army had suffered enormous losses as it overreached itself in trying to exploit its great victory. The war was not over. Germany would continue the fight, and the battles that took place in the winter of 1942/43 would show the tactical and operational skill of Erich von Manstein and the Wehrmacht as they attempted to avert total disaster. In this title, now available in paperback, a renowned expert on warfare on the Eastern Front reveals the often-overlooked German counteroffensive post-Stalingrad, and how it prevented the whole Axis front line from collapsing. Drawing on first-hand accounts, On a Knife's Edge is a story of brilliant generalship, lost opportunities and survival in the harshest theatre of war.

A Knife Edge

Author : David Rollins
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By the time Special Investigator Vin Cooper arrives at the murder scene–the shark-infested waters off the Japanese coast–there’s little left of the victim to prove that his death wasn’t an accident. That’s what the military wants Cooper to believe, but he isn’t buying it. What kind of top secret project could the military be engaged in that would require the services of a foremost marine biologist and a genetic researcher? The ominous answer lies at the end of a trail of “accidental” deaths and presumed terrorist acts that leads Cooper to the ultimate showdown–with a secret shadow government convinced that its patriotic duty is to kill anyone who opposes it.

Knife Edge

Author : Andrew Lane
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Something sinister is afoot in the house in the west of Ireland in which Sherlock is staying. There are frightened whisperings among the servants and the house's owners are clearly scared. But who - or what? - has terrified them so much that nobody will speak out? Young Sherlock must bring all his powers of deduction to unravelling his greatest mystery yet. Another fast-paced, brilliantly plotted adventure as teenage Sherlock investigates a new crime and comes up against a fresh crop of sinister, clever criminals.

A Knife Edge

Author : David Rollins
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Major Vin Cooper is pulled off of a secret research program for the Department of Defense and asked to look into a military buddy's death during a routine parachute jump, but his mission changes when the two cases collide.

Life on a Knife s Edge

Author : Rahul Jandial
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'Wonderous and wild. I loved this book' James Nestor, bestselling author of Breath 'Moving, raw and unflinching' Julia Samuel, bestselling author of This Too Shall Pass How do you carry on when things go deadly wrong? When Dr Rahul Jandial operated on Karina, an eleven-year-old girl whose spinal cord was splitting in two, he had to make an impossible decision. He followed his head over his gut and Karina was left permanently paralysed, altering both patient and surgeon's lives for ever. This decision would haunt Rahul for decades, a constant reminder of the fine line between saving and damaging a life. As one of the world's leading brain surgeons, Rahul is the last hope for patients with extreme forms of cancer. In treating them, he has observed humanity at its most raw and most robust. He has journeyed to unimaginable extremes with them, guiding them through the darkest moments of their lives. Life on a Knife's Edge is Rahul's beautifully written account of the resilience, courage and belief he has witnessed in his patients, and the lessons about human nature he has learned from them. It is about the impossible choices he has to make, and the fateful consequences he is forced to live with. From challenging the ethics of surgical practices, to helping a patient with locked-in syndrome communicate her dying wish to her family, Rahul shares his extraordinary experiences, revealing the depths of a surgeon's psyche that is continuously pushed to its limits.

Knife s Edge

Author : Hope Larson
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A standalone, adventure-packed companion to the New York Times–bestselling middle grade graphic novel Compass South Twelve-year-old twin adventurers Cleopatra and Alexandra Dodge are reunited with their father and realize that two family heirlooms reveal the location of a treasure that is their birthright. When they set sail with Captain Tarboro on the Almira, they know they’re heading into danger —the ocean is filled with new and old enemies, including their nemesis, the infamous pirate Felix Worley. But like a coral reef that lurks below the surface of the waves, trouble is brewing between the siblings. Alex is determined to become a sailor and is happy with his role aboard the Almira, but Cleo—the only girl on the ship—is tired of washing dishes in the galley. In an effort to find her own purpose, she begins studying sword fighting with Tarboro, but neither Alex nor her father approves. Can the twins remain close as they pursue different goals and dreams, or will their growing differences tear the family apart before the treasure can be found? Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock once again create an outstanding seafaring adventure with Knife's Edge. "Richly colored illustrations breathe life into the rough seas and tropical locales. . . . As in its predecessor, every question answered leads the twins to more questions to be asked, and it ends with a breath-catching cliffhanger. An action-packed sophomore volume, with no loss of wind in its sails." —Kirkus Reviews A Margaret Ferguson Book Read the whole series! Compass South Knife's Edge More from Hope Larson: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel All Summer Long

The Knife s Edge The Heart and Mind of a Cardiac Surgeon

Author : Stephen Westaby
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A TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2019 An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession’s most eminent figures.

Knife Edge

Author : Douglas Reeman
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January 1970, and the final chapter in the Blackwood history appears to have closed with the murder in Cyprus of Lieutenant-Colonel Mike Blackwood, and the subsequent sale of the ancestral home. Disillusioned and grieving for his distinguished father, Lieutenant Ross Blackwood believes there is no future for him in the Corps. The Royal Marines have been reduced in strength, and their role in a modern world, after so splendid a tradition, diminished to policing and paperwork. But Ross remains a Blackwood and a Royal Marine, and the loyalty and dedication of a Blackwood to the Corps sustain him from vicious guerilla warfare in Malaysia through the moral and political minefields of Northern Ireland, where one man's terrorist is another's patriot, to the South Atlantic, and a conflict as bloody as it is unpredictable. And he learns, as every Blackwood has before him, that jungle or moor, insurrection or invasion, mere courage is not enough. Survival and victory balance on the knife edge of destiny.

Age of Apostasy Knife Edge

Author : Abhijeeth Hiliyana
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“Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitaha”- Dharma protects those who protect it.. …so goes the saying from Manusmriti. A aphorism, considered an ideal way of life for a human. But in a age where the quest for survival presents a greater challenge, ethics and loyalty have become mere cursory references in the lives of people; in this world it becomes hard to define Dharma. A disillusioned general caught between his loyalty for his country and the cost of that loyalty. An assassin stuck in the past, hoping for a way to escape it. A warrior desperately trying to gain the respect of his benefactor. And an ancient enemy, re-emerging, hoping to right old wrongs. This is age of suffering and conflict, an age of Apostasy and humanity stands on a knife edge.”

The Knife s Edge

Author : Vivhan Rekhi
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A red cravat disappears from the scene of the crime. A Saudi Sheikh goes missing at sea. A charred corpse mysteriously appears 2000 feet above sea level. A son witnesses his mother’s most heinous crime. The Knife’s Edge is a collection of short murder mysteries that will shock, thrill and scintillate you by immersing you in the world of corporate espionage, vengeful ex-lovers, and murderous millionaires. Short, intense, and full of plot twists, these stories are ideal for readers who love a quick thrill that will keep them coming back for more.

Knife Edge

Author : Simon Mayo
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The Sunday Times top ten bestseller 'The best kind of thriller - step by all-too-plausible step we're sucked into frantic, breathless action ... Perfect." LEE CHILD You never know where danger may come from... 6.45am. A sweltering London rush hour. And in the last 29 minutes, seven people have been murdered. In a series of coordinated attacks, seven men and women across London have been targeted. For journalist Famie Madden, the horror unfolds as she arrives for the morning shift. The victims have one thing in common: they make up the investigations team at the news agency where Famie works. The question everyone's asking: what were they working on that could prompt such brutal devastation? As Famie starts to receive mysterious messages, she must find out whether she is being warned of the next attack, or being told that she will be the next victim... Readers love KNIFE EDGE: ***** 'Grabs you on page one and doesn't let you go.' ***** 'Chilling, intriguing, intelligent, deeply shocking and very current.' ***** 'Everything I look for in a thriller; twists, turns and red herrings galore.' ***** 'It was impossible for me to stop reading.'

Knife Edge

Author : Ralf Rothmann
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Knife Edge (Messers Schneide), originally published in Germany in 1986, introduces American readers to the work of Ralf Rothmann, an award-winning poet and novelist born in Schleswig in 1953.

On a Knife s Edge

Author : Prit Buttar
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The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but futile attempts to relieve them, saw bitter attritional fighting and extremes of human misery inflicted on both sides. The surrender of General Friedrich von Paulus's army left Germany's eastern armies severely weakened, but the Red Army had suffered enormous losses as it overreached itself in trying to exploit its great victory. The war was not over. Germany would continue the fight, and the battles that took place in the winter of 1942/43 would show the tactical and operational skill of Erich von Manstein and the Wehrmacht as they attempted to avert total disaster. In this title, Prit Buttar, a renowned expert on warfare on the Eastern Front, reveals the often-overlooked German counteroffensive post-Stalingrad, and how it prevented the whole Axis front line from collapsing. Drawing on first-hand accounts, On a Knife's Edge is a story of brilliant generalship, lost opportunities and survival in the harshest theatre of war.

Flying the Knife Edge

Author : Matt McLaughlin
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'Flying the Knife Edge' is the story of an ordinary man experiencing extraordinary things as a bush pilot in remote Papua New Guinea in the 1990s. This critically acclaimed memoir chronicles New Zealander Matt McLaughlin's adventures on the knife edge of bush pilot ops in one of the world's most dangerous flying environments. A hair raising tal

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Author : Knife Edge Press. London
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On a Knife Edge The Poetry of Jo o Cabral de Melo Neto

Author : Sara Brandellero
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On a Knife-Edge represents the first book-length study in English solely devoted to the work of João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-1999), one of Brazil's foremost poets of the twentieth century and a unique voice within Brazilian Modernism. It concentrates on the poet's later works, from A escola das facas (1980) to Andando Sevilha (1990), providing a comprehensive overview of a body of work which has so far attracted limited critical attention. SaraBrandellero reviews traditional readings of Cabral as a poet of clarity and precision, and demonstrates how ambiguity in language, imagery, and even structure was an integral part of his writing and contributed to the political impact of his work. The blurring of the opposition between life and death through the image of theknife-edge, central to the first of the works examined, provides a productive starting point for the analysis of the role of the in-between space, (or 'entre-lugar', as defined by Silviano Santiago) in Cabral's writing. The knife-edge reflects the poet's obsession with the transience of existence and conveys the violence and deprivation of his native Brazil, where life is in a constant state of flux. On a meta-textual level, it encapsulates Cabral's vision of his writing as a continualnegotiation of the boundaries between poetry and prose, and evokes his sense of the elusiveness of language and of the endless possibilities that the act of writing implies. Thus, the in-between space gave Cabral new scope, as a postcolonial writer, to enter in dialogue with poetic tradition at home andabroad. Through his resistance to rigid categorizations, such as in representations of gender, and thematic exploration of grey areas such as haunting, insoluble crimes, or even the labyrinthine geography of Seville, he sought to unmask the inequities of Brazil's past and the challenges of its present.

A Switch Blade Life Living on a Knife Edge

Author : Michael Fitzalan
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A Switch Blade Knife, a Switch Blade Life, living on a knife edge. Joe Ederer leaves New York to marry his love, but she has met someone in the meantime! What can he do, he's burnt his bridges, but all is not lost, he finds work as a limousine driver until his articles are accepted by English journals. He even meets someone. Then things go wrong, dreams haunt him and he buys a gun. It's tough living life on a kinfe edge.

Knife Edge

Author : Douglas Reeman
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Lieutenant Ross Blackwood sells his ancestral home after the death of his father, a Lieutenant-Colonel with the Royal Marines, who died while on duty in Cyprus. Despite his grief and disillusionment, Ross continues his military career.