% Zľavy na hry %

Robert Harris

autor

Lustrum


Román Lustrum je po Impériu druhý díl skvěle napsané Římské trilogie Roberta Harrise, inspirované životem věhlasného řečníka Marka Tullia Cicerona – politika, filozofa, spisovatele a jednoho ze dvou nejmocnějších mužů Říma. Autor se znovu představuje jako mistr historické prózy, který na základě brilantních rešerší píše strhující příběh – skvělý román plný napětí a překvapení.
Vypredané
13,78 € 14,51 €

Imperium


When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in h istory. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-poi nt of Robert Harris' most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach th e top. 'Sometimes it is foolish to articulate an ambition too early - exposing it prematurely to the laughter and scepticism of the world can destroy it before it is even properly born. But sometimes the opposite occurs, and the very act of mentionin g a thing makes it suddenly seem possible, even plausible. That was how it was that night. When Cicero pronounced the word "consul" he planted it in the ground like a standard for us all to admire. And for a moment we glimpsed the brilliant, starry f uture through his eyes, and saw that he was right: that if he took down Verres, he had a chance; that he might - just - with luck - go all the way to the summit...' Robert Harris states: 'This novel grows out of a thirty-five year obsession with poli tics, by which I mean politics as a contact sport. I can enjoy a good election anywhere and I think that what makes this book unusual is not that it draws the parallel (a cliche now) between the US and Rome, but that it goes back to the beginnings of everything which makes politics so fascinating - oratory, strategising, electioneering, manipulation of public opinion, the sheer addictive exhilaration of politics. I have always followed politics as others might follow football, and Cicero is fasc inating to me because he's the ultimate professional in the ultimate sport. It's this universality which is important'.
Vypredané
9,49 € 9,99 €

Archangel


Present-day Russia is the setting for this stunning new novel from Robert Harris, author of the bestsellers Fatherland and Enigma.        Archangel tells the story of four days in the life of Fluke Kelso, a dissipated, middle-aged former Oxford historian, who is in Moscow to attend a conference on the newly opened Soviet archives.        One night, Kelso is visited in his hotel room by an old NKVD officer, a former bodyguard of the secret police chief Lavrenty Beria. The old man claims to have been at Stalin's dacha on the night Stalin had his fatal stroke, and to have helped Beria steal the dictator's private papers, among them a notebook.        Kelso decides to use his last morning in Moscow to check out the old man's story. But what starts as an idle inquiry in the Lenin Library soon turns into a murderous chase across nighttime Moscow and up to northern Russia--to the vast forests near the White Sea port of Archangel, where the final secret of Josef Stalin has been hidden for almost half a century.        Archangel combines the imaginative sweep and dark suspense of Fatherland with the meticulous historical detail of Enigma. The result is Robert Harris's most compelling novel yet.From the Paperback edition.
Vypredané
6,18 € 6,50 €

Fear Index


Dr Alex Hoffman is a legend. An American physicist once employed on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, he now uses a revolutionary and highly secret system of computer algorithms to trade on the worlds financial markets. None of his rivals is sure how he does it, but somehow Hoffmans hedge fund built around the standard measure of market volatility: the VIX or 'Fear Index' generates astonishing returns for his investors.Then, late one night, in his house beside Lake Geneva, an int ruder disturbs Hoffman and his wife while they are asleep. This terrifying moment is the start of Robert Harriss new novel a story just as compelling and timely as his most recent contemporary thriller, The Ghost.Set entirely over the course of a single day, The Fear Index follows Hoffmans quest to find out who is trying to destroy him, even as the worlds financial markets head for collapse.
Vypredané
12,34 € 12,99 €

Pompeii


Ancient Rome is the setting for the superb new novel from Robert Harris, author of the number one bestsellers Fatherland, Enigma and Archangel.Where else to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples. All along the coast, the Roman Empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum and Pompeii.Only one man is worried. The engineer Marius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. His predecessor has disappeared. And now there is a crisis on the Augusta’s sixty-mile main line -- somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Marius -- decent, practical, incorruptible -- promises Pliny, the famous scholar who commands the navy, that he can repair the aqueduct before the reservoir runs dry. But as he heads out towards Vesuvius he is about to discover there are forces that even the world’s only superpower can’t control.Pompeii recreates in spellbinding detail one of the most famous natural disasters of all time. And by focusing on the characters of an engineer and a scientist, it offers an entirely original perspective on the Roman world.From the Hardcover edition.
Vypredané
5,22 € 5,49 €

Enigma


March 1943. The war hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat. And as suspicion grows that there may be a spy inside Bletchley, Jericho's girlfriend, the beautiful and mysterious Claire Romilly suddenly disappears.
Vypredané
6,18 € 6,50 €

The Ghost + CD


The Macmillan Readers series are carefully graded from Starter to Upper Intermediate (A1-B2) to help students choose the right reading material for their ability. Our list of titles includes great stories from both contemporary and classic authors. When British Prime Minister Adam Lang's ghost writer, Mike McAra, dies in mysterious circumstances, a new writer is brought in to write Lang's biography. But it soon becomes clear that Lang and his wife Ruth are a much more complicated couple than they first seem. The Ghost is a powerful commentary on the policies employed by the British government on 'The War on Terror' during the Tony Blair years.
Vypredané
13,87 € 14,60 €

The Fear Index


Meet Alex Hoffman: among the secretive inner circle of the ultra-rich, he is something of a legend. Based in Geneva, he has developed a revolutionary system that has the power to manipulate financial markets. Generating billions of dollars, it is a system that thrives on panic - and feeds on fear. And then, in the early hours of one morning, while he lies asleep, a sinister intruder breaches the elaborate security of his lakeside home. So begins a waking nightmare of paranoia and violence as Hoffman attempts - with increasing desperation - to discover who is trying to destroy him - before it's too late ...
Vypredané
7,59 € 7,99 €

Fatherland


April 1964. The naked body of an old man floats in a river on the outskirts of Berlin. In one week it will be Adolf Hitler's 75th birthday. A terrible conspiracy is starting to unravel.
Vypredané
9,49 € 9,99 €

Index strachu


Štyridsiatnik Alexander Hoffmann, americký vedec, génius, podivný introvert a zberateľ prvých vydaní vzácnych vedeckých kníh vytvoril algoritmus, s ktorým určitý počítačový program dokáže nezávisle analyzovať informácie z dostupných databáz a vyhodnocovať nielen pohyby na finančných trhoch, ale aj dokáže určiť, kedy investori prestávajú racionálne konať a ich rozhodnutia určuje strach. Hoffman si vybuduje vlastný hedžový fond a prosperuje vďaka analýzam vzťahov medzi ľudskými emóciami a obchodnými stratégiami. Raz večer však dostane zásielku, ktorú si neobjednal, a udalosti v jeho živote naberajú prudký spád. Všetko naznačuje dokonalú krádež identity.
Vypredané
11,35 € 11,95 €

dostupné aj ako:

Lustrum


It was Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power - Cicero is consul; Caesar, his ruthless young rival; Pompey, the republic's greatest general; Crassus, its richest man; Cato, a political fanatic; Catilina, a psychopath; and, Clodius, an ambitious playboy.
Vypredané
10,93 € 11,50 €

Pompeje


Príbeh, ktorý budete čítať, vám nedovolí pustiť túto knihu z rúk.Majster napätia Robert Harris je známy autor thrillerov Enigma, Vaterland alebo Archangeľsk. Pri hľadaní témy svojho posledného románu Pompeje siahol Harris trochu hlbšie do histórie. Vybral si Rímsku ríšu v období jej najväčšieho rozkvetu.
Vypredané
7,86 € 8,27 €

An Officer and a Spy


National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2013. They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. It is a gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of Fatherland. January 1895. On a freezing morning in the heart of Paris, an army officer, Georges Picquart, witnesses a convicted spy, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of twenty thousand spectators baying 'Death to the Jew!' The officer is rewarded with promotion: Picquart is made the French army's youngest colonel and put in command of 'the Statistical Section' - the shadowy intelligence unit that tracked down Dreyfus. The spy, meanwhile, is given a punishment of medieval cruelty: Dreyfus is shipped off to a lifetime of solitary confinement on Devil's Island - unable to speak to anyone, not even his guards, his case seems closed forever. But gradually Picquart comes to believe there is something rotten at the heart of the Statistical Section. When he discovers another German spy operating on French soil, his superiors are oddly reluctant to pursue it. Despite official warnings, Picquart persists, and soon the officer and the spy are in the same predicament. Narrated by Picquart, An Officer and a Spy is a compelling recreation of a scandal that became the most famous miscarriage of justice in history. Compelling, too, are the echoes for our modern world: an intelligence agency gone rogue, justice corrupted in the name of national security, a newspaper witch-hunt of a persecuted minority, and the age-old instinct of those in power to cover-up their crimes.
Vypredané
8,08 € 8,50 €

Index hrůzy


Jeho jméno je před běžným občanem pečlivě střeženo, v tajnůstkářských, uzavřených kruzích nejbohatších lidí světa je však doktor Alex Hoffmann legendou – vizionářským vědcem, jehož počítačový software mění ve zlato vše, s čím přijde do kontaktu. Společně se svým společníkem, investičním bankéřem, vyvinul Alex převratnou formu umělé inteligence, která sleduje lidské emoce, což jí umožňuje předvídat pohyby na finančních trzích se záhadnou přesností. Jeho výtvor generuje miliardy dolarů, libuje si v panice – a žije ze strachu. Jednoho časného rána, zatímco Alex ještě spí, se zlověstnému vetřelci podaří narušit důmyslné zabezpečení jeho domu na břehu jezera. Tak začíná děsivá noční můra paranoie a násilí, během níž se Alex – s rostoucím zoufalstvím – snaží zjistit, kdo se ho pokouší zničit. Než se na Ženevu snese noc, propadnou finanční trhy vřavě a zmatku a Alexův – i náš – svět se navždy změní.
Vypredané
14,72 € 15,49 €

Dictator


Laws are silent in times of war.' Cicero There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others. Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man - a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.
Vypredané
14,20 € 14,95 €

Dictator


"Laws are silent in times of war." (Cicero). There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others. Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man - a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.
Vypredané
7,13 € 7,50 €