Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky’s classic pitting one man against society Widely considered to be the first existential novella, Notes from Underground presents the diary of a bitter, misanthropic man. The unnamed narrator has, in an act of supreme defiance, withdrawn from society completely. Formerly a civil servant, this “sick” and “wicked” man suffers from incurable ennui and forsakes all interaction. Rallying against what he perceives as human evils, like war, love, and utopianism, he exiles himself from all humanity in favor of exalted loneliness and suffering. Readers bear witness to the friends, lovers, and crippling social pressures of nineteenth-century Russia that made him this way.Notes from Underground, which preceded masterworks including Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, is among Dostoevsky’s finest works, melding fiction and philosophy. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
493 reviews

Devil’s Move: A Suspenseful Political Technothriller by Leslie Wolfe

POLITICAL THRILLER

It’s presidential elections year and things are changing. America is overhauling its voting system, making room for modern processes and innovative technologies, but also for conspiracies and murder.

A heart transplant is denied.

The voting system overhaul comes under fire.

In Europe, a new initiative to raise micro-credits funding for East African farmers gains momentum.

A car accident claims the life of a consulting executive.

Here, at home, terrorism has a new target. We know the day of the attack, Election Day. We know very little else.

An unsettling page-turner, Devil’s Game dives into an intricate world of economic and political influences, and global conspiracies.

Battling shadows in a game against covert players, Alex Hoffmann makes a comeback as the heroine of Devil’s Game. She embarks on a captivating adventure, riddled with danger and spiced with technology and science, in a breathtaking, exquisite political thriller.

Praise for Leslie Wolfe

“Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” – Lucas McWilliams

“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews

“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller

Praise for Alex Hoffman Series Book One, Executive

“Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” – KWNY Publicity

“What an amazing book!” – Yvonne Crawford

“Two thumbs way, WAY up.” – Nataliya Field

“What a treat!” – Conrad Samayoa

“Better than Clancy and Baldacci!” – Tucker D.

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
348 reviews

The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy Book 1) by D. R. Bell

Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.
When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?
The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the already published The Great Game.

Author: D. R. Bell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
193 reviews

The Backup Asset: A Gripping Espionage Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

ESPIONAGE TECHNO-THRILLERCold War II has started with a vengeance. Or, as the American president calls it, Cold War 2.0, reflecting the impact technology has in the new age of espionage. Our country is now in the crosshairs of a renewed, unstoppable enemy intelligence operation. At Langley, a report causes turbulence, as it predicts Russia’s inconceivable plans based on the apparently random incursions into other countries’ territorial space. In Moscow, the relentless Russian president and his key military leader are planning retaliation for the Crimea sanctions. America’s newest weapons system, the laser cannon, is ready to be installed on a Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer. This weapon has the ability to change the balance of power in the world, and give America the upper hand in any military conflict. But there’s a problem. Someone stole the weapon’s plans and is ready to hand them to our country’s enemies. Espionage has a new dimension. We’re under massive attack. Everyone is gettable. An engaging and unsettling page-turner, The Backup Asset explores the fascinating world of espionage and counter-intelligence, featured against a backdrop of cutting-edge technology and keenly depicted political conjunctures. Racing against time and unseen enemies to catch a spy and contain a critical information leak, Alex Hoffmann makes a comeback as the heroine of The Backup Asset. Putting her life on the line and risking everything she has, Alex is relentless in her quest, taking readers on a breathtaking rollercoaster ride in this fast-paced, engrossing espionage techno-thriller. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher will enjoy Alex Hoffmann.
Praise for Leslie Wolfe

“Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” – Lucas McWilliams
“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews
“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller

Praise for Alex Hoffman Series Book One, Executive

“Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” – KWNY Publicity
“What an amazing book!” – Yvonne Crawford
“Two thumbs way, WAY up.” – Nataliya Field
“What a treat!” – Conrad Samayoa
“Better than Clancy and Baldacci!” – Tucker D.

Praise for Alex Hoffman Series Book Two, Devil’s Move

“Exciting, Devil’s Move is a Hell bent ride that keeps the reader engaged. and guessing the final outcome, much like a tight and unpredictable race to the White House.” – Carole P. Roman
“This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long time.” – Joan A. Adamak
“From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense ” – Denis Yukosav
“A thriller with a political agenda that conceals powerful influence, the perfect play for global conspiracy” – Pennie Mae Cartawick
“An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” – Kirkus Reviews

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
312 reviews

Darknet by Matthew Mather

A terrifying new breed of predator evolves…A dark secret determined to stay hidden…Prophetic and frighteningly realistic, Darknet is set in present-day New York, the story of one man’s quest to overcome a global menace pushing the world toward oblivion, and his incredible gamble to risk everything to save his family.Jake O’Connell leaves a life of crime and swears he’ll never return, but his new life as a stock broker in New York is ripped away when his childhood friend Sean Womack is murdered. Thousands of miles away in Hong Kong, data scientist Jin Huang finds a list of wealthy dead people in a massive banking conspiracy. Problem is, some of the people don’t stay dead. As Jin begins her investigation, she’s petrified to discover her own name on the growing list of dead-but-alive. On the run, Jake O’Connell and Jin Huang race across continents to uncover a dark secret spreading like a cancer into the world. Why was Sean killed, and how is the list of wealthy dead connected? Are some of them really coming back to life? But all this becomes irrelevant when Jake’s wife and daughter are attacked…MORE ABOUT DARKNETDarknet follows on the heels of Matthew Mather’s bestseller CyberStorm, translated into sixteen languages and now in development for film by 20th Century Fox.

Author: Matthew Mather

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
2041 reviews

Forty Days at Kamas (Kamas Trilogy Book 1) by Preston Fleming

Inspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s account of a Soviet labor camp revolt in Gulag Archipelago, Volume III, the story of FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS follows political prisoners and security officials at a corrective labor camp in Kamas, Utah, where inmates seize control during the summer of 2024.SYNOPSIS:Kamas, Utah. 2024. In the totalitarian dystopia that America has become after the Unionist Party’s rise to power, the American West contains vast Restricted Zones dotted with ghost towns, scattered military garrisons and corrective labor camps where the regime disposes of its real and suspected enemies. Kamas is one such camp.On a frigid March night, a former businessman from Pittsburgh, Paul Wagner, arrives at a labor camp in Utah’s Kamas Valley, a dozen miles east of the deserted resort town of Park City, which prisoners are dismantling as part of a massive recycling project.When Wagner arrives, he is unaware that his eleven-year-old daughter, Claire, has set off to Utah to find him after becoming separated from her mother at the Philadelphia Airport. By an odd quirk of fate, Claire has traveled on the same train that carried her father into internal exile.Only after Wagner has renounced all hope of survival, cast his lot with anti-regime hard-liners and joined them in an unprecedented and suicidal revolt does he discover that Claire has become a servant in the home of the camp’s Deputy Warden. Wagner is torn between his devotion to family and loyalty to his fellow rebels until, on the eve of an armored assault intended to crush the revolt, he faces an agonizing choice between a hero’s death and a coward’s freedom.In FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS, author Preston Fleming offers a stirring portrait of a man determined to survive under the bleakest of conditions and against formidable odds. Fleming’s gift for evocative prose brings the characters and events to life in a way that arouses emotional tension while also engaging the reader’s intellect with fundamental questions about the future of American society.

Author: Preston Fleming

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
559 reviews

Devil’s Move: A Suspenseful Political Technothriller by Leslie Wolfe

POLITICAL THRILLER

It’s presidential elections year and things are changing. America is overhauling its voting system, making room for modern processes and innovative technologies, but also for conspiracies and murder.

A heart transplant is denied.

The voting system overhaul comes under fire.

In Europe, a new initiative to raise micro-credits funding for East African farmers gains momentum.

A car accident claims the life of a consulting executive.

Here, at home, terrorism has a new target. We know the day of the attack, Election Day. We know very little else.

An unsettling page-turner, Devil’s Game dives into an intricate world of economic and political influences, and global conspiracies.

Battling shadows in a game against covert players, Alex Hoffmann makes a comeback as the heroine of Devil’s Game. She embarks on a captivating adventure, riddled with danger and spiced with technology and science, in a breathtaking, exquisite political thriller.

Praise for Leslie Wolfe

“Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” – Lucas McWilliams

“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews

“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller

Praise for Alex Hoffman Series Book One, Executive

“Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” – KWNY Publicity

“What an amazing book!” – Yvonne Crawford

“Two thumbs way, WAY up.” – Nataliya Field

“What a treat!” – Conrad Samayoa

“Better than Clancy and Baldacci!” – Tucker D.

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
340 reviews

Operation Sunset: A Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

NUCLEAR TERRORISM THRILLER Private investigator Alex Hoffmann has a clear mission: to identify and eliminate the deadliest terrorist mastermind in history. She doesn’t know his name. She doesn’t know what he looks like. She only knows he’s Russian. The moment she learns more, it’s already too late. The timers are counting down. This Russian’s plan doesn’t target a building, a person, or a city. His plan is targeting the future of the United States and its entire people, for decades to come. She calls it the inconceivable scenario. Will she be able to stop him in time? Terrorism has a new dimension. We’re under an unprecedented attack. There’s nowhere to run.
Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of Operation Sunset. Putting her life on the line and risking it all to hunt down the man who is threatening everything she cares about, Alex is uncompromising and resourceful, taking readers on a breathtaking roller coaster ride in this gripping, engrossing nuclear terrorism thriller. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, James Bond, and Jack Reacher will love Alex Hoffmann. Praise for Leslie Wolfe — “Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” – Lucas McWilliams — “Leslie Wolfe is proving that indeed women can equal if not surpass the established norm of espionage techno-thrillers.” – Grady Harp– “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews — “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller Readers and Critics Talking About Alex Hoffman Series Book Four, The Ghost Pattern: — “Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and I can’t wait for the next book to be released” — “Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about. Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed time!” — “Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” — “This is a kind of novel to be a hit with readers who really get into stories of the suspenseful and dramatic kind, especially that of politics and power.” — “As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” — “Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” — “As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
200 reviews

The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy Book 1) by D. R. Bell

Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.
When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?
The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the already published The Great Game.

Author: D. R. Bell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
192 reviews

Pianist in a Bordello by Mike Erickson

Pianist in a Bordello

What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth?
Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.
And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.
He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas—three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.
Are voters really ready for the whole truth?
Are you?
Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.

Author: Mike Erickson

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
321 reviews