Straight to Hell

Author: Jane Hinchey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1537832387

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

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Everything you think you know is about to change. My name is Lucifer. You can call me Lucy – I’m also known as the Devil and Satan, though why my idiot brothers came up with those nicknames is beyond me. I’m an Arch Angel and I run Hell. Yup, I’m the CEO. Hell is easy. Hell runs like a well-oiled machine. Punishment befitting your sins is carried out and once your sentence is done, voilà, you get to go to Heaven. Simple. Easy. Until suddenly there’s a blip on the radar. A breach. Some numbnuts on earth are trying to open a portal to another dimension. A very bad, very terrifying, very deadly dimension. So instead of my simple life in Hell, I end up earth side, where nothing is as it seems, looking for the soul-stealing monster, avoiding the grumpy angel sent from Heaven and finding out my brothers Michael and Gabriel are twats. That last part’s not true – I’ve known they were twats all along. With an unexpected fondness for my new human friends as a distraction, and my demonic presence stirring up trouble of epic proportions, all I want to do is go back to my peaceful life in Hell. But someone has to save the world. It may as well be me.
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Hell's Gate (Book 1 in New MULTIVERSE Series)

Author: David Weber,Linda Evans

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 1416509399

Category: Fiction

Page: 801

View: 5773

The vast Union of Arcana has expanded its wealth and power by laying claim to one uninhabited planet after another through the portals linking parallel universes, until they discover a new portal that leads to another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse and is dedicated to science rather than to magic.
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Hell's Gate

A Detective Mollel Novel

Author: Richard Crompton

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374709262

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8876

It must have been Otieno's idea of a joke. Too many offended egos back at headquarters, too many influential people unhappy with him in Nairobi. And yet, with his record, he was almost impossible to dismiss. So Otieno had sent Mollel straight to Hell. When we first met Detective Mollel in Hour of the Red God, he was heralded as "a wonderfully complex and tragic protagonist" (Booklist), and Richard Crompton's novel called "spellbinding" (The Christian Science Monitor) and "a fantastic read" (The Plain Dealer [Cleveland]). Now Mollel returns in Hell's Gate, only this time the Maasai warrior-turned-detective has been banished from Nairobi, Kenya's bustling metropolis, to a small, fly-blown town on the edge of a national park. His career, he thinks, has taken a nosedive. His colleagues on the police force are a close-knit group and they have not taken kindly to a stranger in their midst. Mollel suspects they are guilty of the extortion and bribery that plague the force. But when the body of a flower worker turns up in the local lake, he begins to wonder if they might be involved in something even more disturbing. For all is not as it seems in Hell's Gate. Amid rumors of a local death squad, disappearances, and blackmail, Mollel is forced not only to confront his Maasai heritage but also to ask himself where justice truly lies. In upholding the law, is he doing what is right? Crompton captures contemporary Kenya in all its complexity, and Hell's Gate is a captivating novel that you won't be able to put down.
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Hell's Gate Cemetery

Book #1, The Seed of the Purest Evil Takes Root

Author: Willie H. Taylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595859607

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 8989

"Somehow, someway, we will find a way to break the curse of this world!" The struggle between good and evil is eternal. And it's about to visit a small town near Las Vegas, Nevada. The son of the devil has come to wage war against the human race and to bring suffering to the Earth. Known as the Beast, his plan is devious and evil, and he knows it will fulfill his fervent desire to please his father. He spreads death and destruction upon the inhabitants of Paradise, Nevada, causing fear and terror wherever he roams. But there is a small army of supernatural protectors bent on sending the Beast back to whence he came-if they can only overcome the horrifying power that he holds. The first in a thrilling new series, Hell's Gate Cemetery is a spine-tingling tale of the ultimate good vs. the ultimate evil in a battle that will determine the fate of the entire human race.
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At Hell's Gate

A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace

Author: Claude Anshin Thomas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823297

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

View: 9807

In this raw and moving memoir, Claude Thomas describes his service in Vietnam, his subsequent emotional collapse, and his remarkable journey toward healing. At Hell's Gate is not only a gripping coming-of-age story but a spiritual travelogue from the horrors of combat to the discovery of inner peace—a journey that inspired Thomas to become a Zen monk and peace activist who travels to war-scarred regions around the world. "Everyone has their Vietnam," Thomas writes. "Everyone has their own experience of violence, calamity, or trauma." With simplicity and power, this book offers timeless teachings on how we can all find healing, and it presents practical guidance on how mindfulness and compassion can transform our lives. This expanded edition features: • Discussion questions for reading groups • A new afterword by the author reflecting on how the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are affecting soldiers—and offering advice on how to help returning soldiers to cope with their combat experiences
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Das Knochenlabyrinth

Roman

Author: James Rollins

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641219345

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Ein uralter Feind der Menschheit kehrt zurück! In Kroatien werden Höhlenmalereien entdeckt, auf denen Menschen gegen riesige schattenhafte Kreaturen kämpfen. Doch bevor sich die Archäologen näher damit beschäftigen können, wird ihr Camp angegriffen. Zeitgleich wird eine Primaten-Forschungsstation in der Nähe von Atlanta überfallen. Die Suche nach den Zusammenhängen führt Commander Grayson Pierce von der Sigma Force 50.000 Jahre in die Vergangenheit und einmal rund um die Erde – bis zu einer uralten Stadt der Toten: dem Knochenlabyrinth!
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Wall Street Poker

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862485862

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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Mit Beginn des Börsenbooms in den 80er Jahren begann der große Traum der Elite-Absolventen renommierter Universitäten: sich im Händlerraum einer großen Investmentgesellschaft der Wall Street vom "Geek" - einem der unterbezahlten, ausgebeuteten Laufburschen - zum bewunderten Star-Händler hochzuarbeiten. Michael Lewis hat die hektische Atmosphäre eines modernen Goldrausches miterlebt. Niemals zuvor haben so viele so unerfahrene 24-Jährige in so kurzer Zeit so viel Geld verdient, wie Lewis und seine Kollegen in den 80er Jahren in New York und London. Niemals zuvor gab es zu dem Marktgesetz, dass jemand nicht mehr herausbekommen wird, als er hineingibt, derart phantastische Ausnahmen. Michael Lewis, ehemaliger Wall-Street-Insider, gewährt in einer authentischen Story tiefe Einblicke hinter die Kulissen des Börsengeschehens. Ein bis zur letzten Seite packendes Buch, das nichts von seiner Aktualität eingebüßt hat.
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Hell's Gate

A Novel

Author: Stephen Frey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141654965X

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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Giving up his high-stakes career to relocate to Montana, divorced litigator Hunter Lee joins an elite team of parachute firefighters and learns a sordid local secret regarding arson fires for which lives are forfeited in exchange for insurance payoffs.
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Motorcycle Touring in the Pacific Northwest

The Region’s Best Rides

Author: Christy Karras,Stephen Zusy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766700

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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Forty classic rides through the region's quintessential scenes * With its spectacular and varied scenes, no other region of America can best the Pacific Northwest when it comes to motorcycle touring—whether a Sunday afternoon ride with friends or a multiday adventure. Now, with Motorcycle Touring in the Pacific Northwest, bikers have an unparalleled guide describing forty classic rides across the quintessential landscapes of Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver/British Columbia—from the rugged Pacific coast to breathtaking islands, from rain forests to deserts, from the Cascades to the Rockies. In friendly prose peppered with anecdotes, sidebars, and interesting asides, Christy Karras and Steve Zusy describe the routes—most representing a day's worth of riding—and include a map for each, color photographs, and details aplenty on road conditions and terrain, sites worth stopping for, amenities, and side trips.
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At Hell's Gate

A Novel

Author: Ethan Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439120145

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Conrad Voort's family members have enforced the law in New York City for three centuries, since Manhattan was a Dutch colony. Raised from childhood to be a detective, he heads a vast cop clan, with its own code of honor and obligation. But now he faces his most dangerous adversary yet -- a man who has the power to destroy the family and will stop at nothing to prevent Voort from uncovering a terrible new kind of crime. Detective Voort and his beautiful fiancée, Camilla, are kayaking New York City's Hell's Gate, a treacherous section of the East River and graveyard for several centuries' worth of ships, when they spot a body floating in the water. The death seems related to a tragedy that happened in Hell's Gate over two hundred years ago. But could it also involve something more modern, menacing, and international in scope? With the help of TV producer Camilla and his partner, Mickie, Voort pursues the clues. But something doesn't feel right about the trail the dead man left behind. What starts out to be a complex investigation takes a sinister turn when Voort falls into the clutches of a man whose bloodless methods of persuasion have Voort stricken with real terror, for his family, his fiancée, and himself. But the man with the dead voice leaves Voort with few choices. Psychologically crippled, he can no longer confide in his fiancée or his partner. He must ignore the long-standing law of the clan -- and his brother officers -- and take action alone. Breathlessly paced and filled with Ethan Black's trademark explosive action, At Hell's Gate is a spellbinding new thriller that follows a man fighting to find the truth, save his family, and redeem himself.
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Hell's Gate

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373610860

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

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Near death from bullet wounds, Mack Bolan is pursued by professional killers intent on eliminating him
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12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
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Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
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Weltkonzern und Kriegskartell

das zerstörerische Werk der IG Farben

Author: Diarmuid Jeffreys

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896672766

Category: Forced labor

Page: 687

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Hells Gate

Author: Paul Steven Stewart

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781461194262

Category: Fiction

Page: 474

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Lockwurst Prison for the Criminally Insane is a secret prison known as Hell's Gate by those who work there. It is where the government houses some of the World's most dangerous criminals and some other prisoners that have unique and sometimes supernatural abilities. Steven Havok is a scientist and an interregator for the US Government who has unique abilities and technologies with which he enters the minds of those he questions and takes the information he wants directly from their memories. He is personally responsible for thwarting hundreds of terrorist acts and the capture of scores of terrorists and a few of the world's most dangerous seriel killers. Havok's interactions with the evil minds at Lockwurst create many problems for him in his life away from work. The Story takes place in the not too distant future and has technologies and futuristic environments as well as unusual characters which combine to entertain and, in some instances, scare its readers. See what happens when you open Hell's Gate.
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Fiesta

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644043116

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Hemingways berühmtester Roman in neuer Übersetzung Hemingways frühester Roman aus dem Jahre 1926 liegt hier in neuer Übersetzung vor. Er ist der «Verlorenen Generation» des Ersten Weltkriegs gewidmet. Die Figuren leben, körperlich und seelisch gezeichnet, aber mit fatalistischer Sorglosigkeit als Außenseiter des bürgerlichen Lebens unter der heißen Sonne Frankreichs und Spaniens, zwischen Stierkampf und durchzechten Nächten. Hemingway selbst beschrieb seinen Roman als «eine verdammt traurige Geschichte, in der aufgezeigt wird, wie Menschen zugrunde gehen». So etwa Lady Brett Ashley, die Männer in Serie unglücklich macht: ihren Vertrauten, den Ich-Erzähler Jack Barnes, einen typischen Hemingway-Helden, beherrscht und zurückhaltend; den aus einer wohlhabenden Familie stammenden Amateurboxer Robert Cohn, der, von Brett mal nah, mal fern gehalten, zwischen Unsicherheit und Aggression schwankt; und schließlich Pedro Romero, den Stierkämpfer, stolz, ausdauernd, mutig und voller Würde, aber Lady Ashley gegenüber machtlos. «Fiesta» ist ein großes Epochenporträt, ein Generationenroman mit kraftvollen Zeichnungen von Menschen, Land und Leuten. Das Buch begründete Hemingways Weltruhm. «Eine fesselnde, wunderschön absurde, herzzerreißende Erzählung.» (The New York Times)
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Hell's Folly

Author: W. Moody

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412001080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

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HELL'S FOLLY, this is my story. There will be many "old soldiers" that will remember the incidents differently than I do. There will be many "Military Historians" that will disagree with me in accordance to OFFICIAL RECORDS (including the Government of the United States Archives). This is unfortunately what happens in any war. It is the "nature of the beast". PART ONE The story begins in Camp Howze outside of Gainesville, Texas circa July 1944. Private Moody had just been Court-Martialed for "Sleeping on Guard" in a Mustard Gas Training Area adjacent to Camp Howze. Because it was so late in the day when Private Moody was released to the Provost Marshal, he was allowed to sleep in the troop area for that one night so the proper paper work could be processed early the next morning. "Six months confinement at hard labor, forfeiture of 2/3rds of the soldier's monthly pay for six months and reduction to Private from Private First Class", were the exact words the President of the court droned. Little did I realize how much it would change my life and my outlook on life itself. In the Post Stockade, Moody schemed with his cellmate to escape to Canada but when the 103rd Infantry Division was alerted for the European Theatre, he was offered the option of freedom and combat or escape and being hunted for the rest of his life, he chose the former and was released the next day. Out of the Stockade, "it was pack this, pack that, "throw that away, you won't need it where we're going" by his platoon sergeant, Sergeant Denny. We were soon headed to New York on a train where Moody played poker for four straight days and nights and won nearly seven thousand dollars. He went from a poverty stricken prisoner to a rich, free soldier. In New York he began to make errors in judgment mostly caused by money, a need for sex before going to Europe and just plain youthful stupidity regarding Army regulations ...... Further in the book... Acting Corporal Hell had many feelings that he had never intimated in our days back in Camp Howze, Texas. We were good friends but we never discussed the fact that he was German or what that might mean to him, or to me for that matter. When we started south toward Austria I thought the trip would be a lark, some fun times, maybe a German girl or two? But there was something different in Clarence Hell's mind. Dachau! To me "Dachau" meant nothing at that time. It was just a German word that I didn't understand. But to millions of Europeans and German immigrants in the United States it was synonyms for "Death, Torture and Human Misery". The first night we tried to get an hour or two of sleep along side of the Autobahn hidden by some brush but it was miserable. The second day out we headed west. That, in itself meant nothing to me. It was the first day of May 1945, and Hell had directed the Jeep driver straight into Dachau, Germany. I was flabbergasted. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Hell had no authority to do this. He was in direct disobedience of orders. We rode around the compound for around 30 minutes finding nothing. No German Guards, no prisoners. It was as if the whole garrison had packed up and migrated somewhere? I was just breathing a sigh of relief when the Jeep driver Private Feinartz spotted prisoners in one of the outer compounds. Hell ordered Feinartz to stop. We dismounted the jeep and walked toward the gate. The situation was spooky and smelly. The inmates looked like Ghosts in striped pajamas. We were 50 feet away from them but they stunk to the high heavens and they started toward us. Unfortunately, Hell had already used his grease gun to shoot the chain off the wrought iron gate. We were about to be hugged and kissed by these, poor, pitiful, people... PART TWO Others have contributed to my story (Part II). Their words have been relate
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Zerrissene Erde

Roman

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426450305

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Die spektakuläre Fantasy-Endzeit-Saga von New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autorin N.K. Jemisin - von einer riesigen Fangemeinde geliebt und ausgezeichnet mit dem HUGO Award Inmitten einer sterbenden Welt hat die verzweifelte Essun nur ein Ziel: ihre Tochter aus den Händen eines Mörders zu befreien, den sie nur zu gut kennt. Seit sich im Herzen des Landes Sansia ein gewaltiger Riss voll brodelnder Lava aufgetan hat, dessen Asche den Himmel verdüstert, scheinen immer mehr Menschen dem Wahnsinn zu verfallen. So lässt der Herrscher seine eigenen Bürger ermorden. Doch nicht Soldaten haben Essuns kleinen Sohn erschlagen und ihre Tochter entführt – sondern ihr eigener Ehemann! Essun folgt den beiden durch ein Land, das zur Todesfalle geworden ist. Und der Krieg ums nackte Überleben steht erst noch bevor. »Der elegante Stil und der düster-realistische Weltenentwurf geben die perfekte Kulisse ab für den fesselnden Kampf vom Schicksal gezeichneter Charaktere um eine zum Untergang verdammte Welt.« Publishers Weekly
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Der Aufstieg Manticores: Ruf zu den Waffen

Roman

Author: David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732530426

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

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Im Sternenkönigreich Manticore herrscht weiterhin Streit darüber, in welche Flotte man am besten investiert. Während eine Partei an der Royal Manticoran Navy festhält, glaubt die andere, dass der Patrol and Rescue Service für die Verteidigung der kleinen Nation absolut ausreicht. Diese Grabenkämpfe kommen der Terranische Axelrod Corporation sehr gelegen, die im Sternsystem von Manticore einen Wurmlochknoten vermutet. Und sie sind bereit, diesen auch mit Gewalt unter ihre Kontrolle zu bringen ...
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Honor Harrington: An Bord der Hexapuma

Bd. 20. Roman

Author: David Weber

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838709748

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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Sie gehört zu Admiral Honor Harringtons handverlesener Elite: Ensign Helen Zilwicki. Frisch von der Akademie führt sie ihr erster Auftrag in den Talbot-Cluster. Dieser Sektor soll friedlich von manticoranischen Sternenkönigreich annektiert werden. Ein reiner Routineauftrag? Nein! Interstellare Handelsvereinigungen wollen die Annexion verhindern. Fast zu spät kommen deren ruchlose Pläne ans Licht. Jetzt bleibt Helen und ihren Kameraden keine Wahl. Sie müssen das tun, was Honor Harrington sie gelehrt hat: der Gefahr entgegenblicken - und notfalls kämpfend untergehen... Die direkte Fortsetzung zu "Der Schatten von Saganami" - ein Abenteuer aus dem Honor-Harrington-Universum.
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