Thirty years ago, the world was in the exploratory stages of creating a technology capable of artificial intelligence. Thirty years later, that technology has been perfected. In a lab somewhere in a remote mountain region in Iran, nanoparticles, or micro-bots, have been created to be self-sustaining and self-reproducing, each day evolving and learning from experience. They have been programmed to be the ultimate predator, devouring everything in their path and leaving nothing behind. Now in the hands of a terrorist group, the Vatican has come within the crosshairs. Using the Ark of the Covenant as a Trojan horse, Kimball Hayden and his team of Vatican Knights must stop the promise of complete destruction of Rome by combating something unseen, and something that can kill within seconds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Conn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080188/bk_acx0_080188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Josie O´Conner travels to San Francisco in 1951 to locate her gay brother, a private dick investigating a blackmail ring targeting lesbians and gay men. Jimmy´s friends claim that just before he disappeared he became a rat, informing the cops on the bar community. Josie adopts Jimmy´s trousers and wingtips, battling to clear his name, halt the blackmailers, and exact justice for the many queer corpses. Along the way she rubs shoulders with a sultry chanteuse running a dyke tavern called Pandora´s Box, gets intimate with a red-headed madam operating a brothel from the Police Personnel Department, and conspires with the star of Finocchio´s, a dive so disreputable it´s off limits to servicemen - so every man in uniform pays a visit. Blackmail, My Love is a murder mystery deeply steeped in San Francisco´s queer history. Established academic and first-time novelist Katie Gilmartin´s diverse set of characters negotiate the risks of same-sex desire in a tough time for queers. Humor leavens the grave subject matter. Set in such legendary locations as the Black Cat Cafe, the Fillmore, the Beat movement´s North Beach, and the sexually complex Tenderloin, Blackmail, My Love is a singular, visually stunning neo-noir experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021585/bk_adbl_021585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five years after the brutal slaying of her husband, software technology executive Jill Shannon is finally ready to take the next step in her life. With her wedding to Phoenix Arizona prosecuting attorney Conner Manning just eight weeks away, the only cloud on Jill´s horizon is her future father-in-law´s political ambitions for his son. Jill has dark secrets in her past. Secrets she can´t afford to have exposed under the relentless lights of a political campaign. Then the murder of a reporter brings the cops straight to Jill´s doorstep. When Phoenix Detective David Shaw turns up at Jill´s door asking questions, he has no idea what a lethal Pandora´s Box he´s just opened. Was the womanizing reporter killed by a jealous husband, or was it related to his drug use? Or did it have something to do with the secret expose the reporter was working on? Jill Shannon looks like a dead-end lead but Shaw can´t shake the feeling the beautiful widow has secrets she´s not sharing. As Shaw finds himself drawn deeper into a twisted labyrinth of lies and danger, one thing becomes clear: some vows are made out loud in front of witnesses. But some vows are made in silence, and witnesses can´t be left alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Cauldwell, Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031809/bk_adbl_031809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.