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Liss`s first novel, A Conspiracy of Paper, was sketched on the wide canvas of 18th-­century London `s multilayered society. This one, in contrast, is set in the confined world of 17th-­century Amsterdam `s immigrant Jewish community. Liss makes up the difference in scale with ease, establishing suspense early on. Miguel Lienzo escaped the Inquisition in Portugal and lives by his wits trading commodities. He honed his skills in deception during years of hiding his Jewish identity in Portugal, so he finds it easy to engage in the evasions and bluffs necessary for a trader on Amsterdam `s stock exchange. While he wants to retain his standing in the Jewish community, he finds it increasingly difficult to abide by the draconian dictates of the Ma`amad, the ruling council. Which is all the more reason not to acknowledge his longing for his brother`s wife, with whom he now lives, having lost all his money in the sugar trade. Miguel is delighted when a sexy Dutch widow enlists him as . . .

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Series : Book 1 of "Benjamin Weaver"
THE HISTORICAL THRILLER OF THE YEAR Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-­century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels through the criminal underworld in pursuit of debtors and thieves. InA Conspiracy of Paper, Weaver investigates a crime of the most personal sort: the mysterious death of his estranged father, a notorious stockjobber. To find the answers, Weaver must contend with a desperate prostitute who knows too much about his past, relatives who remind him of his alienation from the Jewish faith, and a cabal of powerful men in the world of British finance who have hidden their business dealings behind an intricate web of deception and violence. Relying on brains and brawn, Weaver uncovers the beginnings of a strange new economic order based on stock speculation--­a way of life that poses great risk for investors but real danger for Weaver and his . . .

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BONUS: This edition contains a discussion guide. From the acclaimed and bestselling author of and comes a stunning new thriller set in the splendor and squalor of eighteenth-­century London. The year is 1722. Ruffian for hire and master of disguise Benjamin Weaver finds himself pitted against a mysterious mastermind who holds the lives of Weaver’s friends in the balance. To protect the people he loves, Weaver must stage a daring robbery from the headquarters of the ruthless British East India Company, but this theft is only the opening move in a dangerous game of secret plots, corporate rivals, and foreign spies. With the security of the nation—and the lives of those he loves—in the balance, Weaver must navigate a labyrinth of political greed and corporate treachery. Explosive action and utterly vivid period detail are the hallmarks of an author who continues to set the bar ever higher for historical suspense.

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Liss's first novel, A Conspiracy of Paper, was sketched on the wide canvas of 18th-­century London 's multilayered society. This one, in contrast, is set in the confined world of 17th-­century Amsterdam 's immigrant Jewish community. Liss makes up the difference in scale with ease, establishing suspense early on. Miguel Lienzo escaped the Inquisition in Portugal and lives by his wits trading commodities. He honed his skills in deception during years of hiding his Jewish identity in Portugal, so he finds it easy to engage in the evasions and bluffs necessary for a trader on Amsterdam 's stock exchange. While he wants to retain his standing in the Jewish community, he finds it increasingly difficult to abide by the draconian dictates of the Ma'amad, the ruling council. Which is all the more reason not to acknowledge his longing for his brother's wife, with whom he now lives, having lost all his money in the sugar trade. Miguel is delighted when a sexy Dutch widow enlists him as . . .

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Benjamin Weaver, the quick-­witted pugilist turned private investigator, returns in David Liss’s sequel to the Edgar Award–winning novel,. Moments after his conviction for a murder he did not commit, at a trial presided over by a judge determined to find him guilty, Benjamin Weaver is accosted by a stranger who cunningly slips a lockpick and a file into his hands. In an instant he understands two things: Someone had gone to a great deal of trouble to see him condemned to hang—and another equally mysterious agent is determined to see him free. So begins, which heralds the return of Benjamin Weaver, the hero of. After a daring escape from eighteenth-­century London’s most notorious prison, Weaver must face another challenge: how to prove himself innocent of a crime when the corrupt courts have already shown they want only to see him hang. To discover the truth and clear his name, he will have to understand the motivations behind a secret scheme to extort a priest, uncover . . .

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Amsterdam in the 1690s - a boom town with Europe's biggest stock
exchange and traders who will stop at nothing to get even richer.
Lienzo, a Portugese Jew, stumbles across a new commodity - coffee -
which, if he plays his cards right, will make him the richest man in
Holland. But others stand in his way - rival traders who do all in their
power to confuse the exchange and scupper his plans, his brother who is
jealous of his financial wizardry and even his brother's beautiful wife
who both tempts and spurns him in equal measure.

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THE HISTORICAL THRILLER OF THE YEAR Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-­century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels through the criminal underworld in pursuit of debtors and thieves. InA Conspiracy of Paper, Weaver investigates a crime of the most personal sort: the mysterious death of his estranged father, a notorious stockjobber. To find the answers, Weaver must contend with a desperate prostitute who knows too much about his past, relatives who remind him of his alienation from the Jewish faith, and a cabal of powerful men in the world of British finance who have hidden their business dealings behind an intricate web of deception and violence. Relying on brains and brawn, Weaver uncovers the beginnings of a strange new economic order based on stock speculation--­a way of life that poses great risk for investors but real danger for Weaver and his family. In the tradition ofThe Alienistand . . .

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Benjamin Weaver, the quick-­witted pugilist turned private investigator, returns in David Liss’s sequel to the Edgar Award–winning novel, A Conspiracy of Paper.­Moments after his conviction for a murder he did not commit, at a trial presided over by a judge determined to find him guilty, Benjamin Weaver is accosted by a stranger who cunningly slips a lockpick and a file into his hands. In an instant he understands two things: Someone had gone to a great deal of trouble to see him condemned to hang—and another equally mysterious agent is determined to see him free.­So begins A Spectacle of Corruption, which heralds the return of Benjamin Weaver, the hero of A Conspiracy of Paper. After a daring escape from eighteenth-­century London’s most notorious prison, Weaver must face another challenge: how to prove himself innocent of a crime when the corrupt courts have already shown they want only to see him hang. To discover the truth and clear his name, he will have to understand the . . .

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This sequel to Liss's Edgar Award-­winning A Conspiracy of Paper (2000) brings back ex-­pugilist Benjamin Weaver and his 18th-­century London environs in all their squalid glory. Benjamin has become a "thieftaker,­" a sort of bounty hunter/private eye, and is investigating the simple case of a threatening letter when he is caught up in a riot, accused of murder and sentenced to hang. After a gutsy escape, he sets about unraveling t

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No one is more surprised than Lem Altick when it turns out he's actually good at peddling encyclopedias door to door. He hates the predatory world of sales, but he needs the money to pay for college. Then things go horribly wrong. In a sweltering trailer in rural Florida, a couple Lem has spent hours pitching to is shot dead before his eyes, and the unassuming young man is suddenly pulled into the dark world of conspiracy and murder. Not just murder: assassination – or so claims the killer, the mysterious and strangely charismatic Melford Kean, who has struck without remorse and with remarkable good cheer. But the self-­styled ethical assassin hadn't planned on a witness, and so he makes Lem a deal: Stay quiet and there will be no problems. Go to the police and take the fall.
Before Lem can decide, he is drawn against his will into the realm of the assassin, a post-­Marxist intellectual with whom he forms an unlikely (and perhaps unwise) friendship. The ethical assassin could be a . . .

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Lucy Derrick is a young Regency woman of good breeding and poor finances: after the death of her father, she is forced to maintain a shabby dignity as an unwanted boarder with her unpleasant uncle, fending off marriage to the local mill owner, Mr. Olson. But her prospects of even that unwanted match are complicated by the appearance of a beautiful stricken man who appears on the family doorstep begging her not to marry Mr. Olson just as he collapses. This appearance seems to open the door to a series of increasingly strange occurrences surrounding Lucy. Soon it becomes clear that there is more at stake than her own happiness - and that she is caught between two forces, one ancient and one modern - and that the soul of her very country is at stake.

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Ethan Saunders, once among General Washington's most valued spies, now lives in disgrace, haunting the taverns of Philadelphia. An accusation of treason has long since cost him his reputation and his beloved fiancée, Cynthia Pearson, but at his most desperate moment he is recruited for an unlikely task - finding Cynthia's missing husband. To help her, Saunders must serve his old enemy, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, who is engaged in a bitter power struggle with political rival Thomas Jefferson over the fragile young nation's first real financial institution: the Bank of the United States.­Meanwhile, Joan Maycott is a young woman married to another Revolutionary War veteran. With the new states unable to support their ex-­soldiers, the Maycotts make a desperate gamble: trade the chance of future payment for the hope of a better life on the western Pennsylvania frontier. There, amid hardship and deprivation, they find unlikely friendship and a chance for prosperity with a . . .

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Bestselling author David Liss continues his masterly run of “atmospheric” (The Washington Post), “page-­turning” (Baltimore Sun), “tremendously smart” (Newsweek) historical thrillers with The Day of Atonement. It’s 1755. After ten years in exile, Sebastian Foxx has returned to Lisbon, a city ruled by terror and treachery. And he has just one thought on his mind: vengeance.

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Die Toten sind zurückgekehrt und sie sind hungrig! Sie wanken über die Straßen, sie verstecken sich in Hinterhöfen, Garagen und Einkaufszentren und sie verspeisen Nachbarn, Haustiere und Polizisten. Sie sind gekommen um zu bleiben. Die Frage ist jetzt, was kann man dagegen tun? Wie soll man überleben?

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Ethan Saunders, once among General Washington's most valued spies, now
lives in disgrace, haunting the taverns of Philadelphia. An accusation
of treason has long since cost him his reputation and his beloved
fiancée, Cynthia Pearson, but at his most desperate moment he is
recruited for an unlikely task - finding Cynthia's missing husband. To
help her, Saunders must serve his old enemy, Treasury Secretary
Alexander Hamilton, who is engaged in a bitter power struggle with
political rival Thomas Jefferson over the fragile young nation's first
real financial institution: the Bank of the United States. Meanwhile,
Joan Maycott is a young woman married to another Revolutionary War
veteran. With the new states unable to support their ex-­soldiers, the
Maycotts make a desperate gamble: trade the chance of future payment for
the hope of a better life on the western Pennsylvania frontier. There,
amid hardship and deprivation, they find unlikely friendship and a
chance for . . .

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David Liss`s bestselling historical thrillers, including A Conspiracy of Paper and The Coffee Trader, have been called remarkable and rousing: the perfect combination of scrupulous research and breathless excitement. Now Liss delivers his best novel yet in an entirely new setting America in the years after the Revolution, an unstable nation where desperate schemers vie for wealth, power, and a chance to shape a country`s destiny.­Ethan Saunders, once among General Washington`s most valued spies, now lives in disgrace, haunting the taverns of Philadelphia. An accusation of treason has long since cost him his reputation and his beloved fiancИe, Cynthia Pearson, but at his most desperate moment he is recruited for an unlikely task finding Cynthia`s missing husband. To help her, Saunders must serve his old enemy, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, who is engaged in a bitter power struggle with political rival Thomas Jefferson over the fragile young nation`s first real financial . . .

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A science fiction superfan finds himself on his very own space adventure when he’­s randomly selected to join an alien confederacy in this hilarious middle grade debut novel.
Zeke Reynolds comes from a long line of proud science fiction geeks. He knows his games, comics, movies, and TV shows like Captain Kirk knows the starship Enterprise. So it’­s a dream come true when he learns the science fiction he loves so much is based on reality—­and that he’­s been selected to spend a year on a massive space station. To evaluate humanity’­s worthiness, the Confederation of United Planets has hand picked three of Earth’­s most talented young people—­and then there’­s Zeke. He’­s the random.

Unfortunately, Zeke finds life in space more challenging than he’­d hoped. When he saves his transport ship from a treacherous enemy attack, he’­s labeled a war criminal. Now despised by the Confederation, rejected by his fellow...

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UNA TRAMA DE ESTAFAS Y TRAICIONES PONE EN JUEGO EL FUTURO DE UNA PODEROSA NACIÓN. UNA APASIONANTE INTRIGA FINANCIERA DE CORRUPCIÓN Y ESPIONAJE, VIOLENCIA Y SUSPENSE EN LAS PRIMERAS DÉCADAS DE UN PAÍS LLAMADO ESTADOS UNIDOS.
"David Liss enfoca con maestría su ficción histórica hacia los apasionantes albores del capitalismo americano con un resultado fantástico. Una apasionante y visceral aventura de venganza, ambición y amor plagada de giros sorprendentes y nuevas perspectivas que transportarán a los seguidores del autor y a los que lo lean por primera vez al embrujo de uno de los mejores escritores de novela histórica.­" Matthew Pearl, autor de El club Dante
"Una novela que te deja sin aliento. Una narración que te sumerge en una compleja trama protagonizada por un espía revolucionario y una mujer deslumbrante que se convierte en su aliada y su némesis.­" Katherine Neville, autora de El ocho

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A science fiction superfan is heading back to space on a new mission to save Earth in this hilarious follow-­up to the "exhilarating" (Booklist, starred review) Randoms.
It's difficult to return to Earth and live a simple, unadventurous life after having seen the wonders of the universe—­especially when you find yourself with Smelly, a self-­important artificial intelligence living in your head, reminding you how much of a primitive meat bag you are. But with Smelly's help, Zeke is on his way back to space on a new, super-­secret mission. Zeke may earn Earth a second chance at intergalactic membership—­and better yet, he'll be reunited with Tamret, the alien girl of his dreams.

However, things never go as planned for Zeke. Conspiracy abounds as he's once again blamed for destroying a spaceship, and sent deep into the dangerous Forbidden Zone to find the military tech tree that the enemy Phands are already using. Will his knowledge of pop culture and...

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