Kuki is eleven years old, his elderly father calls him into his study. "I
created you to be a cancer on the world," his father says. It is a
tradition in their wealthy family for a patriarch, when reaching the end of his
life, to bear one last child dedicated to causing misery in a world that cannot
Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Known as "human computers," these exceptionally talented African-American women were called into service during the labor shortage of World War II. Overlooked and segregated from their white counterparts, those women overcame countless obstacles and helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union.
In the third installment of the Alex Morrow series, a lone gunman enters a Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47 with robbery in mind. In the midst of the heist, a well-known activist, Brendan Lyons attempts to keep the peace, and assists the gunman by filling bags with cash and then carrying them to the door, when the robber unexpectedly opens fire and kills Lyons. Enters Detective Sergeant Alex Morrow to investigate the crime, but nothing about the incident seems clear. Was Lyons in on the crime? Did he know his killer?
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