A world unbalanced


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  • Friday, 24 Aug 2012

Cyberterrorism threatens the delicate balance of world power in an up-to-the-minute thriller.

Phantom Author: Ted Bell Publisher: William Morrow, 480 pages

Author: Ted Bell

IN this new book in the Alex Hawke series, the superspy is hot on the trail of a phantom in the cyberworld bent on carrying out terrifying experiments in cyberwarfare. Hawke and former inspector Ambrose Congreve must figure out who is causing bizarre and catastrophic events around the world. Their investigation takes them from the United States to Europe and the Mediterranean as they race against time to stop a cyberweapon that could possibly destabilise the world’s balance of power.

One: The Anthology Editor: Robert Yeo Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 227 pages

Editor: Robert Yeo

THIS is a collection of 21 short stories by Singaporean writers, including Catherine Lim, Alfian Sa’at and O Thiam Chin. The stories in the book are not meant to be representative of any of the authors’ body of work. Rather, each story is to showcase the author’s individual style and unique personality. There is also a story by S. Rajaratnam, Singapore’s first Culture Minister who was also Deputy Prime Minister in the 1980s. His story, The Terrorist, was first published in the 1940s in London.

The Drowning Author: Camilla Lackberg Publisher: Harper Collins, 485 pages

Author: Camilla Lackberg

NEWLY published author Christian Thydell’s friend Magnus Kjellner is found drowned underneath the ice. From pursuing a missing-person case, Detective Patrick Hedstrom is now embroiled in a homicide investigation. He cannot find a motive or any witnesses, and the only sure thing is that someone is out to get Christian and his friends. Christian’s debut novel, The Mermaid, may have something to do with it. Now it seems the story he tells in the book may have a hefty price, not just for him but also the people close to him. The Drowning, translated from Swedish, is a new addition to the well-received series featuring the down-to-earth Hedstrom.

Your Words Hold A Miracle Author: John Osteen Publisher: Faith Words, 223 pages

Author: John Osteen

AT some point in every person’s life, we hope for a miracle to happen. The author of this book, the late John Osteen, who served as a pastor, evangelist, author, and teacher for 60 years, believes we should do more than sit around and wait for these miracles. Instead, he teaches that we should put God’s teachings into practice daily and miracles will then reveal themselves, enabling you to help yourself or others in time of need.

How To Be A Genius At Work Author: Dr Alan S. Gregerman Publisher: Advantage Quest, 240 pages

Author: Dr Alan S. Gregerman

DR Gregerman believes that “you don’t have to be brilliant to do brilliant things”. He believes everyone can achieve success, and he bases this on two principles: that there is a genius in all of us, and that the world is filled with genius that can be used to transform any company or organisation. This book is a guide to success for those too caught up in the stress of the daily grind. According to Gregerman, traditional methods of marketing and strategy do not apply in these times, and our natural curiosity is the only thing that will keep us relevant.

How To Be Wild Like Keith Richards Author: Jack Wilson Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 181 pages

Author: Jack Wilson

SUBTITLED “50 Years Of Riffs, Spliffs, Snorting And Soul From The Original Wild Man Of Rock’n’Roll”, this book takes a look at Keith Richards of the renowned Rolling Stones, and examines not just his music but also his famously crazy rock-star lifestyle. It also compares that lifestyle with those of other famous musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne and Snoop Dogg. There are stories, anecdotes and quotes not just from the band but also from other rock stars. This book is part of the “How to be an Icon” series of fun and entertaining biographies of famous figures, both historical and contemporary.

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