By C. E. Murphy
“Wow. C. E. Murphy is sweet. court docket intrigue in another Elizabethan-era fable international: realpolitik with the intercourse included.”–Kate Elliott, writer of Crown of StarsIn a global the place faith has ripped aside the previous order, Belinda Primrose is the queen’s mystery weapon. The unacknowledged daughter of Lorraine, the 1st queen to sit down at the Aulunian throne, Belinda has been knowledgeable as a secret agent because the age of twelve through her father, Lorraine’s lover and spymaster.Cunning and inviting, fluent in languages and ready to tackle any personality, Belinda can infiltrate the glittering courts of Echon the place her mother’s enemies conspire. she will seduce at will and kill if she needs to. yet Belinda’s spying takes a brand new twist while her witchlight seems to be. Now Belinda’s powers are in contrast to something Lorraine can have imagined. they could flip an obedient daughter right into a rival who is aware that whatever should be hers, together with the wickedly sensual Javier, whose throne Lorraine either covets and fears. yet Javier is additionally witchbreed, a guy whose skill opponents Belinda’s personal . . . and will be simply as dangerous.Amid courtroom intrigue and magic, loyalty and love may end up in extra bold passions, as Belinda discovers that strength is the last word aphrodisiac.“C. E. Murphy vividly reimagines Renaissance Europe as an international either popular and weird. choked with intrigue and betrayal, her tale is a chess online game with six of 7 facets, and that i look ahead to seeing what the following strikes are.”–Marie Brennan, writer of Warrior and Witch
By Maribeth Erb
Because the fall of the Suharto regime, forces urgent for nearby autonomy have bolstered in Indonesia, with a few humans arguing that the rustic is at risk of disintegrating. This e-book examines quite a number concerns attached with decentralization and nearby autonomy in Indonesia, specifically targeting a variety of neighborhood contexts. The a number of matters which are handled during this quantity contain: ethnic revival and violence; corruption, collusion and nepotism; the complexities of administrative reorganization and the forging of recent networks; reshaping of cultural id; new rising social hierarchies; and new conflicts over using surroundings.
By David Roberts
It is a homicide secret that includes Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne. while the Nazis grab Austria in March 1938, Verity Browne - the recent Gazette's correspondent in Vienna - is among the first to be deported as a widely known anti-Fascist. sooner than she leaves she is ready to set up for a tender Jew, Georg Dreiser, to flee to England, yet the place he expects to discover protection, he unearths hazard and surprising loss of life. Lord Edward Corinth additionally reveals demise the place it truly is least anticipated, within the grounds of Lord Montbatten s nation condo, Broadlands. There to satisfy his pal the Maharaja of Batiala, Edward's nephew Frank stumbles on a corpse. The police are chuffed that the fellow, pointed out as Peter grey, a painter of a few reputation, died of average reason yet his niece, Vera, persuades Edward that every one isn't because it turns out. among them, Edward and Verity examine murders and Verity's eyes are opened to what has been noticeable to all their pals, that Edward is the guy she loves and that her future is to be his accomplice in lifestyles in addition to in crime.
By Elizabeth Lowell
Reba Farrall was once lost—until a kindly previous gentleman took her lower than his wing and helped heal her shattered spirit. Now her dearest good friend is long gone, leaving her with a doubting, damaged heart...and half-interest in a California gem mine. yet probability Walker has burst into Reba's life—a bold adventurer who believes in not anything other than the invaluable uncut stones for which he searches the Earth. within the blistering warmth of loss of life Valley—in the intoxicating presence of a jewel extra beautiful than any he has ever seen—Chance needs to confront a dire peril that stalks the sorrowful and sensuous attractiveness. for less than he can shop Reba Farrall from harm—and purely she will be able to train him how one can love.
By William Klein
By Rachel Lee
Whilst her husband's homicide forces Cory Farland into the Witness security software, she has to make a clean commence in a brand-new position. In Conard County, she has no earlier. until eventually former military captain Wade Kendrick strikes in. The enigmatic ex-SEAL reawakens passion…and dares Cory to dream of a future.He cannot run forever…Wade did not come to the Wyoming small city to play bodyguard. yet Cory wishes a boarder and he wishes a spot to decompress. And now the guarded widow is arousing whatever that is going deeper than his protecting instincts. With Cory's existence below the gun, there is not something Wade will not do to maintain her secure and declare the affection which could redeem them both….
By Winfried Pohlmeier
Das Buch behandelt Erweiterungen ökonometrischer Modelle mit qualitativen erklärenden Variablen auf simultane Gleichungssysteme. Die vorgestellten Schätzverfahren, kurz als simultane Probit- und Tobitmodelle bezeichnet, bieten die Möglichkeit, strukturelle simultane Zusammenhänge zwischen diskreten sowie gestutzten Variablen, wie sie häufig in Individualdatensätzen zu beobachten sind, zu schätzen. Im ersten Teil werden verschiedene neuere Verfahren zur Schätzung der Strukturparameter in simultanen Probit- und Tobitmodellen vorgestellt und auf ihre asymptotischen Eigenschaften untersucht. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden dabei rechentechnisch einfache mehrstufige Methoden wie z.B. die konditionalen und marginalen Maximum-Likelihood-Verfahren. Monte-Carlo-Simulationen werden verwendet, um die Eigenschaften der Schätzverfahren in kleinen Stichproben zu analysieren. Der zweite Teil behandelt diagnostische assessments für Probit- und Tobitmodelle zur Überprüfung der statistischen Modellspezifikation. Im abschließenden Anwendungsteil werden beispielhaft zentrale Fragen der Innovationsökonomik mit Hilfe von simultanen Probitansätzen analysiert. Das Buch richtet sich sowohl an Ökonometriker als auch an Ökonometrieanwender mit fortgeschrittenen Kenntnissen ökonometrischer Schätz- und Testverfahren.