Rubicon

Author: Steven Saylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849019894

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A story of murder and duplicity during the Roman civil war featuring Gordianus the Finder. Caesar and his troops have crossed teh Rubicon and ar marching on Rome. Pompey his rival, is preparing to flee south with his loyal troops, leaving the city unguarded and ungoverned. Before Pompey leaves Rome, however, his cousiin and protege is found dead, garotted in Gordianus's garden. Enraged, Pompey demands that Gordianus discover and name the killer. With one son a trusted aide of Caesar and his son-in-law held as hostage by Pompey, Gordianus faces a personal crisis: he must learn the secrets of the dead man and reveal a murderer to protect his own family from being crushed by the opposing forces that will forever change the Roman world.

Rubicon

The Last Years of the Roman Republic

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307427519

Category: History

Page: 464

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A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life. Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship, Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.

Crossing the Rubicon

The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

Author: Michael C. Ruppert

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923188

Category: History

Page: 512

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The long-awaited expose of 9/11 and Peak Oil - by the "Godfather of 9/11 research."

Schwerdtfegers Rubicon

Ein Hamburg-Krimi

Author: Heiko Mallau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735756832

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Dieser Krimi schildert ein perfektes Verbrechen vor dem Hintergrund der gesellschaftlichen Realität des Deutschlands von heute.

Die Rubicon-Verschwörung

Thriller

Author: James Swallow

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641195144

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Finde den Verräter. Kämpfe ums Überleben. Vertraue niemandem. Marc Dane ist Agent beim Britischen Geheimdienst. Er ist der Typ am Computer, der Technikexperte jenseits der Action. Als er nach einem brutalen Anschlag auf sein Team als einziger Überlebender zurückbleibt, kämpft er plötzlich an vorderster Front. Nicht nur muss er sein Land vor einer düsteren Bedrohung retten, er muss auch seine eigene Unschuld beweisen. Völlig auf sich allein gestellt, bleibt ihm nichts anderes übrig, als die Hilfe der toughen Agentin Lucy Keyes anzunehmen. Keyes weiß, was es bedeutet, niemandem vertrauen zu können. Und sie verfügt über all jene Fähigkeiten, ohne die Dane den bevorstehenden Kampf nicht überleben kann.

Rubicon

Author: D.W. Buffa

Publisher: Polis Books

ISBN: 1943818606

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It could happen... Bobby Hart, an idealistic young senator from California, thinks that he's escaped the political spotlight when he decides not to run for president. Then, on a secret mission to Germany, he discovers that there is going to be an assassination. He doesn't know who is the target, who is behind the plan, or where it will take place. All he knows is that it will happen before the election. And that it operates under the code name "Rubicon". Rubicon, Hart remembers, is the river Caesar crossed with his army when he decided to seize power in Rome. For Caesar it meant that there was no turning back for a republic on its way to becoming an empire. But crossing the Rubicon meant the beginning of an era in Rome. Could it mean the end of something else today? As events pile up before the predicted attack, it becomes clear that "Rubicon" isn't just about the election. It's a plot to steal the country. Now Hart is in a race against time to find out who is behind the conspiracy and how to stop it before it's too late and democracy in America is changed forever. A blistering indictment of our current political climate, Rubicon is an intelligent, action-packed thriller that will change the way readers think about the next election.

Die Rubicon-Mission

Thriller

Author: James Swallow

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364122604X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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»Die britische Antwort auf Jason Bourne.« Daily Mail Eine skrupellose serbische Gang, die Geld mit gefälschten Atomwaffen macht. Ein in Ungnade gefallener russischer General, dem eine echte in die Hände fällt. Ein rachsüchtiger somalischer Warlord mit einer Mission, für die er die Welt in Schutt und Asche legen würde. Eine überforderte geheime Regierungsorganisation ohne die Mittel, ihn zu stoppen. Nur ein Mann sieht vorher, was auf die Welt zukommt: der britische Agent Marc Dane. Doch wird er in der Lage sein, die Katastrophe zu verhindern?

The Rubicon

Author: Edward Frederic Benson

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465552251

Category:

Page: 311

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ARMAGEDDON's SONG 4 'THE LONGEST NIGHT' & 'CROSSING THE RUBICON'

Author: Andy Farman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326179004

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

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Volume 4: Two distinct parts of the story. Book 1 - 'The Longest Night' is set between 8pm and 8am, the critical night battle in Germany between NATO and the New Red Army. The war in Europe has reached critical mass and it is a race between the Red Army and the newly arrived US and Canadian 4 Corps. The winner owns Europe. Just one last push by the New Warsaw Pact will clear away SACEUR's gambit and the last division standing between the Red Army and the Channel Ports. It is the Longest Night for everyone, and the last night for many. Book 2 - 'Crossing the Rubicon' The war in Europe has reached its bloody end and the troops came home to less than gratitude from the politicians. In the Pacific all eyes are on the Spratly Islands as the Allies combat the Chinese 3rd and 6th Armies, but the aftermath in Europe may have left the US and the ANZACs standing alone, or has it? Soldiers have more honour than politicians at the end of the day.

Rubicon

Author: Gail Kopf

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: 9780840778000

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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Kopf captures the terror of a world on the brink of ultimate destruction in a fast-paced adventure novel with enough mystery, intrigue, and romance to make readers beg for more. Faith Morgan attempts to put her life back together after her mother and twin sister vanish.

Rubicon

Author: Dan Capel

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1613982690

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

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Five paramilitary Navy SEAL operators defend the residents of a remote mountain farming village in Afghanistan from attacks by marauding Taliban. Led by the war-weary Hector, the operators and villagers form mutual bonds of honor and respect leading up to a climactic battle where the 'Lions of Panjshir' are desperately outnumbered.

Rubicon

Jack Randall #7

Author: Randall Wood

Publisher: TensionBookworks

ISBN: 1938825748

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In book three of The Twelve Shepherds Saga we discover that the mission of the Shepherds is more than just the pursuit of justice. The corruption and unscrupulousness of those in power have resulted in a public outcry that can no longer be ignored. With the help of the press the people themselves apply pressure on those in office, and as a result the mission reaches a turning point. The Shepherds now target the root of the problem, knowing that when crossing that line, there is no turning back.

Rubicon

Aurora Resonant Book Two

Author: G. S. Jennsen

Publisher: Hypernova Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

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“We are you—the you that you could have been.” The Anaden Directorate has ruled Amaranthe for millennia, subjugating species and galaxies in a neverending quest for control and order. For as many millennia, the anarchs have rebelled, defiantly claiming their own freedom yet without hope of winning it for everyone. Now, an alliance with humans offers a tantalizing chance to at last defeat their immortal masters. But can they trust an ally who looks suspiciously like the enemy? Humanity is the genetic recreation of the Anadens, but genetics aren’t everything. Humans like to make their own destiny, and they have overcome great challenges to achieve unprecedented peace and prosperity. But have their trials prepared them for the enemy they now face? “The battle for the heart and soul of Amaranthe will be joined, and we must be unafraid.” Amidst the chaos of an escalating war, Caleb’s bond with the mysterious diati grows ever more powerful, even as Alex’s forays into the hidden dimensions of the universe lead them to unfathomable places. But when the anarchs are pushed to the breaking point and the AEGIS fleet is dealt a devastating blow, Miriam Solovy must find a way to defeat a foe wielding superior technology, firepower and numbers, or else more than one civilization will be lost. * Our universe is but a snowglobe—an experiment born of desperation and hope. The true universe is unfathomably vast, teeming with life and untold wonders. And it is enslaved. Created by ancient aliens in a daring gambit to understand the nature of the enemy, humanity is now asked to be the savior of a universe not their own. If they are to succeed, they must rise above not only their fractious past but the sins of their genetic ancestors to boldly embrace a future they never dared imagine possible.

Crossing the Rubicon

Coalition Politics Welsh Style

Author: John Osmond

Publisher: Institute of Welsh Affairs

ISBN: 9781904773269

Category: Coalition governments

Page: 128

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Cyfrol yn adrodd hanes dau fis hynod o gyffrous ac anarferol ym myd gwleidyddiaeth Cymru; yn cynnwys cyfweliadau â'r prif ffigurau a fu ynglŷn â'r trafodaethau. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru


Rubicon

the fifth dimension of biology

Author: Anthony K. Campbell

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biology

Page: 304

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Crossing the Rubicon

A Novel of War

Author: Patrick Wageman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532593X

Category: Fiction

Page: 742

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This antiwar story takes place in 1967-68 in Vietnam. It is about those who crewed the helicopters in an assault helicopter company. There are two main male characters, one poor and one slightly upper middle class. They arrive in their new company on the same day and therefore become friends. Both are 24 years old. There is also an American female character who is in Vietnam with the Red Cross at the beginning of the book but has to return home when her father becomes ill. Her letters to Robert give a female point of view about the war. She is 23.

Rubicon

Author: Jack McKinney

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 9780345353054

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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Optera! Birthplace of the Flowers of Life and their agents of retribution, the Invid . . . nexus for an unfolding of events that had left the galaxy reshaped and redefined . . . and now the focal point of the Sentinels' long campaign to liberate the Quadrant from the Regent's tyranny. Edwards is on his way to Optera, in flight from Tirol with his prisoner Lynn-Minmei and a handful of Invid Inorganics under his control. So too are Breetai's Zentraedi -- closing on the very world the Imperative bade them defoliate generations ago -- and the renegade forces of Tesla, mutated beyond recognition by the fruits of the Flower. The Sentinels themselves are not far behind. However, they have Peryton to deal with first -- a godforsaken planet cursed by fate and time itself. But what awaits Rick, Lisa, and the Human Sentinels there is a mere primer for what is to come: the realization that they have journeyed across the galaxy . . . to wage war against each other!

The Last Rubicon

Author: Lance Zedric

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1449016766

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In ancient Rome Julius Caesar defiantly crossed the Rubicon River signaling his intent to overthrow Pompey and become leader of the Roman Empire. This symbolic act led to world domination. Two thousand years later an international cabal crosses The Last Rubicon and takes its own irrevocable steps toward absolute power. In a chilling scenario, the flawed but brilliant Michael Quinn, head of the Special Intelligence Directorate, races against time to stop the simultaneous assassination of the President of the United States and the Premier of China—an act which will destroy two governments and leave its people teetering on the brink of chaos. At the heart of the conspiracy is Zack Carver, the president’s closest advisor and best friend—a man whose betrayal runs so deep that he will stop at nothing to obtain the office—and the woman—he covets.