Praise for the novel: "Bold narrator and chilling historical setting...an unusually vivid context, [lets] Hannah report on the decadence of her world without losing her life –or her mind.
Author: Rebecca Cantrell
Publisher: Rebecca Cantrell
**Winner Macavity and Bruce Alexander awards!** It’s 1931 in Berlin, and the world is on the precipice of change—the affluent still dance in their gilded cages but more and more people are living under threat and poverty. Hannah Vogel is a crime reporter forced to write under the male pseudonym Peter Weill. As a widow of the Great War, she’s used to doing what she must to survive. But her careful facade is threatened when she stumbles across a photograph of her brother in the Hall of the Unnamed Dead. Reluctant to make a formal identification until she has all the details, Hannah decides to investigate herself. She must be cautious as Ernst’s life as a cross-dressing cabaret star was ringed in scandal, and his list of lovers included at least one powerful leader in the Nazi party. She’s barely had a chance to begin before an endearing five-year-old orphan shows up on her doorstep holding a forged birth certificate list her dead brother Ernst as his father, and calling Hannah ‘Mother.’ Further complicating matters are her evolving feelings for Boris Krause, a powerful banker whose world is the antithesis of Hannah’s. Boris has built a solid wall against anyone disturbing his, or his daughter Trudi’s, perfectly managed lives—a wall Hannah and Anton are slowly breaking down. As Hannah digs, she discovers political intrigues and scandals touching the top ranks of the rising Nazi party. Fired from her job and on the run from Hitler’s troops, she must protect herself and the little boy who has come to love her, but can she afford to find love for herself? Praise for the novel: "Bold narrator and chilling historical setting...an unusually vivid context, [lets] Hannah report on the decadence of her world without losing her life –or her mind."-- New York Times "Nails both the 'life is a cabaret' atmosphere and the desperation floating inside the champagne bubbles." – Booklist "Evocative and hauntingly crafted...a treasure of suspense, romance, and murder. Her ability to spin history into a visceral reality is done with the artistry of a master storyteller."-- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Seventh Plague "A compelling and human story that captures brilliantly the atmosphere of Berlin during the rise of the Nazis."--Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author of We Shall Not Sleep
The action in this novel is fast-paced and holds suspense to the very last page. I can't wait to see what else Mr. Bryson is writing.
Author: O. J. Bryson
A Trace of Smoke: "O.J. Bryson's writing combines an engrossing plot, vivid characterizations, and deftly-paced action into a genuinely pleasurable read. But even more importantly, he manages to capture the sites and sounds of the Tennessee/Carolina mountains and their people. His ear for natural dialogue adds a dimension to rival the best . . ." --William Thompson, Editor Emeritus for John Grisham and Stephen King "O.J. Bryson's "Trace of Smoke" is both a gripping thriller of political intrigue and a tale of personal courage. It's also prescient in predicting the fallout from the machinations of the tobacco lobby--how did he know this stuff before the headlines? Bryson has created an appealing and credible ingénue--no, let's call her a superhero--because she's smart, attractive and a very strong woman fueled by integrity. Bryson's ear for dialogue is uncanny. And his descriptions of the places where the action is set in the heart of the Smoky Mountains brings the scent of burning (oak?) firewood to the reader's mind. The action in this novel is fast-paced and holds suspense to the very last page. I can't wait to see what else Mr. Bryson is writing." --Rosalie Muller Wright, Consulting Editor, Sunset Magazine When the tobacco cartel suddenly learns it is one vote shy on a winner-take-all bill in Congress, it taps Todd Carrington as its tie breaker. But Todd hates the tobacco industry. So the tobacco boys go after his fiancée, Barbara Dare...if she's hiding anything, they'll use it to pry loose his vote. Barbara Dare is hiding something all right...hiding it in the mountains. The Dare family secret has been lying dormant all these years, like a powder keg next to a smoldering campfire, waiting for someone to kick a hot coal its way. The tobacco cartel is in the business of kicking hot coals at powder kegs. Everything is all set for the explosion. It will appear tiny at first, little more than a Fourth of July firecracker, hardly enough to knock a man in a closet out of his wheelchair, and the word count will take up less space than if someone had whispered at an all-day-singing and dinner-on-the-ground that the preacher had run off with the piano player, but the fallout will be massive. The Great Smoky Mountains will be hit worst of all, especially the apple blossoms. Barbara Dare has known all her life that one day some men...and they won't be nice men...will be coming for her. She just doesn't know it will be today. She has always planned to run when they come, so running is what the beautiful young coed does best. Thirty minutes and counting.
... which was indigenous to Derbyshire, arose from toxic materials present in the smoke. It was suggested that these might be trace quantities of antimony ...
Author: Peter Brimblecombe
Category: Social Science
First published in 1987, Peter Brimblecombe's book provides an engaging historical account of air pollution in London, offering a fascinating insight into the development of air pollution controls against a changing social and economic background. He examines domestic and industrial pollution and their effects on fashions, furnishings, buildings and human health. The book ends with an intriguing analysis of the dangers arising from contemporary pollutants and a glimpse of what the future may hold for London.
... without leaving a trace behind it , without having attained to anything . The wind blows from another quarter , all rushes over to the other side , and there recommences , without relaxation , the same feverish and fruitless play .
Author: National Association of Cotton Manufacturers (U.S.)Publish On: 1899
Smoke is carried various distances before separating according to its density , etc. Thus , if a trace of smoke is carried only 50 feet from the chimney , while dark , black smoke is carried 400 feet , it would not be proper to say that ...
Author: National Association of Cotton Manufacturers (U.S.)
Then comes the trace. Too faint to follow. ... Smoke, Soot, and Ash. There is no light in his room, no movement behind the window. No matter; I wait.
Author: Dan Vyleta
Readers of the Harry Potter series and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell are sure to be mesmerized by Dan Vyleta’s thrilling blend of historical fiction and fantasy, as three young friends scratch the surface of the grown-up world to discover startling wonders—and dangerous secrets. “Dan Vyleta writes with intricacy and imagination and skillful pacing; never once would I have considered putting his book down. In the manner of both a Dickens novel and the best young adult adventure stories (the Harry Potter series among them). . .his ending, which I wouldn’t dare reveal here, is a real firecracker.”—Jennifer Senior, The New York Times Welcome to a Victorian England unlike any other you have experienced before. Here, wicked thoughts (both harmless and hate-filled) appear in the air as telltale wisps of Smoke. Young Thomas Argyle, a son of aristocracy, has been sent to an elite boarding school. Here he will be purged of Wickedness, for the wealthy do not Smoke. When he resists a sadistic headboy's temptations to Smoke, a much larger struggle beyond the school walls is revealed. Shortly thereafter, on a trip to London, Thomas and his best friend witness events that make them begin to question everything they have been taught about Smoke. And thus the adventure begins... You will travel by coach to a grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories; where young love blossoms; and where a tumultuous relationship between a mother and her children is the crucible in which powerful passions are kindled, and dangerous deeds must be snuffed out in a desperate race against time.
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... but all these clouds vanish at last without leaving any trace , without having accomplished any thing . ... “ Smoke ! ” he repeated , " smoke and vapor ! ” He thought finally of the famous evening party , of the speeches and ...
Organics and trace constituents in biomass smoke give them hydrophilic behavior. Biomass smoke is assumed to have the dry particle size distribution measured during the TRACE-A experiment [Anderson et al., 1996].
What does any one smoke for , if not to feel the effects of the nicotine , more or less even the fragrant acrimony of the ... The empyreumatic vapour and oil , though associated with a trace of hydrocyanic acid , would be also innocuous ...
4 Density of Smoke by Ringelmann Chart . general conditions governing the opera- nually , or less than the amount of ... a trace , for fifty - four minutes . work keeps on emitting the volatile gases they are burned without smoke and ...
river and tie up at the dock , making only a trace of smoke and in no way violating the smoke ordinance . However , the Lake Front has still been dirty , due to the smoke made by vessels plying up and down the shore .
Author: Tōkyō Daigaku. Kōkū KenkyūjoPublish On: 1928
I. The motion of air as indicated by the trace of smoke is essentially similar to that described in the previous paper regarding to the experiment with liquids. The helical traces are quite apparent so that we can measure the pitch of ...
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From the author of A Dangerous Duet comes the next book in her Victorian mystery series, this time following a daring female painter and the Scotland Yard detective who is investigating her brother’s suspicious death.
Author: Karen Odden
A Paperback Original From the author of A Dangerous Duet comes the next book in her Victorian mystery series, this time following a daring female painter and the Scotland Yard detective who is investigating her brother’s suspicious death. A young painter digs beneath the veneer of Victorian London’s art world to learn the truth behind her brother’s murder... Edwin is dead. That’s what Inspector Matthew Hallam of Scotland Yard tells Annabel Rowe when she discovers him searching her brother’s flat for clues. While the news is shocking, Annabel can’t say it’s wholly unexpected, given Edwin’s past as a dissolute risk-taker and art forger, although he swore he’d reformed. After years spent blaming his reckless behavior for their parents’ deaths, Annabel is now faced with the question of who murdered him—because Edwin’s death was both violent and deliberate. A valuable French painting he’d been restoring for an auction house is missing from his studio: find the painting, find the murderer. But the owner of the artwork claims it was destroyed in a warehouse fire years ago. As a painter at the prestigious Slade School of Art and as Edwin’s closest relative, Annabel makes the case that she is crucial to Matthew’s investigation. But in their search for the painting, Matthew and Annabel trace a path of deceit and viciousness that reaches far beyond the elegant rooms of the auction house, into an underworld of politics, corruption, and secrets someone will kill to keep.
Black smoke & bserred ... 89.9 Moderate reduced to black , equats 21.24sal by 4. or ... 6.03 Graj eerbiiced to black , is 56.4 divided by 8 . 7.05 Trace reduced to black , is 2.5 divided by 20 . denote that dense , black moke was ...