Private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold and police superintendent Paul Venus are by no means friends, but when Venus´ son, Harry, is kidnapped and ransom demands arrive from an address in Arnold´s patch in east London, the superintendent doesn´t know who else to turn to. Arnold and his Muslim assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, soon find themselves chasing leads into several of the East End´s uneasily coexisting communities. Mumtaz uncovers a link to one of the area´s powerful Bangladeshi families, whose property empire has always seemed suspicious, while Arnold suspects the involvement of more old-fashioned East End gangsters and wonders if some of the nastier rumours about Venus himself might be true. And neither Mumtaz nor Lee likes the look of the children of the super rich, arriving in droves in the trendy parts of Hoxton and Shoreditch and living in luxury just a stone´s throw from grinding urban poverty. The truth, however, is stranger and more dangerous than either Arnold or Hakim imagine. Enough Rope is a powerful and thrilling novel of London´s ever-evolving dark side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000214/bk_qpuk_000214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London´s East End. But their latest case could have devastating consequences. A new client, Nasreen, has sought Hakim´s help. Recently moved to a new house, and with a baby on the way, this should be an exciting time- but Nasreen has made friends in the community that she cannot tell her husband, Abdullah, about. And when a murder takes place close to their home, Nasreen suspects that Abdullah also has something to hide. This case is a challenge for the agency, but provides a timely warning to Mumtaz- debts spiralling, her life is in danger of spinning out of control. Both women are on a path towards destruction, as the consequences of ignoring their instincts become ever more dangerous... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000147/bk_qpuk_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ex-soldier Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London´s ethnically diverse, crime-ridden East End. Mumtaz is approached by an Egyptian woman, Salwa, whose husband is in Belmarsh on terrorism charges. Salwa convinces Mumtaz of her husband´s innocence and persuades her to go undercover to prove it. But Salwa is not what she seems. Trapped in an old tunnel that leads to the London docks, will Mumtaz escape with her life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000153/bk_qpuk_000153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is London 2012 and Stratford in the East End is at the centre of the world. But next to the Olympic Park are some of the poorest and most crime-ridden streets in the city. PI Lee Arnold and his assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, run a detective agency in a community fraught with conflict and tension. Approached by a frightened woman, they start to investigate her stalker. But soon their enquiries turn in a far more sinister direction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000070/bk_qpuk_000070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Out of the blue, private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold receives a visit from an old army mate, Abbas al´Barri. Now living in Ilford with his family, Abbas is convinced that he´s had a message from his estranged son, Fayyaad, who was radicalised and was last thought to be fighting for ISIL in Iraq. Does Fayyaad´s message indicate a change of heart? Abbas is desperate for Lee´s help in establishing some contact with him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003300/bk_howe_003300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This illuminating and often astonishing book skillfully creates a rich tapestry from the writings, experiences, and evolving medical knowledge of the diverse healers who have practiced their craft and calling in the vast lands of India. Baid, Hakim & Doctors is based on the lesser known medical histories of India that have remained buried in the pages of oft-forgotten medical periodicals and journals. Following centuries of persistent invasions from the armies and cultures of other lands and cultures, India became a melting pot of Asian and European medicinal herbs, metals and drugs. The traditional Baid (drug healer), with his knowledge of Ayurveda; the Hakim, with his Persian healing touch; and European doctors, with their new-age inventions, competed with each other for supremacy as India saw the struggle and dawn of independence, and her own medical system, largely influenced by her British overlords. The book covers the historical perspectives of diseases and treatment in Indian society; the development of Indian medicine (Ayurveda); its merger with Persian medicine; the arrival of European doctors; and finally the practice of medicine today. Baid, Hakim & Doctors is an invaluable resource to every medical practitioner, historian, researcher, and knowledge connoisseur. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juan G. Molinari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053823/bk_acx0_053823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha´s talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons. In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil. This Was a Man is the captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world and enhanced Jeffrey Archer´s reputation as a master storyteller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000897/bk_macm_000897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy and can see no way out of her financial problems - until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who´s in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the chief executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Nadira, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian´s rivals, Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor, are still plotting to bring him and his chairman, Hakim Bishara, down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which went to number one on the Sunday Times best-seller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer´s extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000875/bk_macm_000875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A werewolf video leaves Micky terrified of dogs. Mum decides the only answer is to get Micky a puppy of his own. To everyone´s surprise, including Micky´s, he chooses a werepuppy. But Wolfie turns out to be a very special pet...and a real joker! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phyllida Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000778/bk_bbcw_000778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.