Chris Wooding

  • Less than a month after the September 11th attacks, a tiny, CIA-controlled Predator drone flew over Kandahar, searching out the home of the Taliban supreme commander Mullah Mohammed Omar. A lack of understanding of the drones capabilities combined with a messy chain of command allowed Omar to escape, but the strike on a nearby convoy vehicle became the Predators first lethal action. Since then, the use of armed drones has become the dominant American way of war. In Sudden Justice, award-winning investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the secretive history of the United States use of armed drones and their key role not only on todays battlefields, but also in a covert targeted killing project that has led to the deaths of thousands. The CIA nurtured and developed drones before the War on Terror ever began, seeking a platform from which it could monitor its targets and act lethally and instantly on the intelligence it gathered. Since then, remotely piloted aircraft have played a critical role in Americas global counter-terrorism operations and have been deployed to devastating effect in conventional wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Drone crews, analysts, intelligence officials and military commanders all speak frankly to the author about how armed drones revolutionized warfare--and the unexpected costs to some of those involved. But there is another, secret war--one in which drones scour the skies of Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia in search of militant and terrorist targets. The American government insists that this hidden war is legal. The CIA even claims that its armed drones are the most precise weapon ever invented, so perfect that civilians are no longer killed. Sudden Justice describes the reality of this secret drone war, one in which hundreds of civilians have died, and the wider strategic interests of the United States may have been jeopardized. The ability to target its enemies from the safety of headquarters thousands of miles from the battlefield has profound implications for how America conducts its foreign policy, and for how it is seen in the world. As the first book to comprehensively assemble and analyze the facts about the U.S. drone program, Sudden Justice is the essential guide for understanding its implications.

  • Less than a month after the September 11th attacks, a tiny, CIA-controlled Predator drone flew over Kandahar, searching out the home of the Taliban supreme commander Mullah Mohammed Omar. A lack of understanding of the drone's capabilities combined with a messy chain of command allowed Omar to escape, but the strike on a nearby convoy vehicle became the Predator's first lethal action. Since then, the use of armed drones has become the dominant American way of war.
    In Sudden Justice, award-winning investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the secretive history of the United States' use of armed drones and their key role not only on today's battlefields, but also in a covert targeted killing project that has led to the deaths of thousands. The CIA nurtured and developed drones before the War on Terror ever began, seeking a platform from which it could monitor its targets and act lethally and instantly on the intelligence it gathered. Since then, remotely piloted aircraft have played a critical role in America's global counter-terrorism operations and have been deployed to devastating effect in conventional wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Drone crews, analysts, intelligence officials and military commanders all speak frankly to the author about how armed drones revolutionized warfare--and the unexpected costs to some of those involved.
    But there is another, secret war--one in which drones scour the skies of Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia in search of militant and terrorist targets. The American government insists that this hidden war is legal. The CIA even claims that its armed drones are "the most precise weapon ever invented," so perfect that civilians are no longer killed. Sudden Justice describes the reality of this secret drone war, one in which hundreds of civilians have died, and the wider strategic interests of the United States may have been jeopardized.
    The ability to target its enemies from the safety of headquarters thousands of miles from the battlefield has profound implications for how America conducts its foreign policy, and for how it is seen in the world. As the first book to comprehensively assemble and analyze the facts about the U.S. drone program, Sudden Justice is the essential guide for understanding its implications.

  • Frey T.1

    Chris Wooding

    Frey est le chef d'une petite bande d'aventuriers vivant chichement d'activités illégales. Son équipage s'en sort toujours avec les moyens du bord : magie noire de contrebande, lames bien affûtées ou... courir très vite. Du coup, lorsqu'il entend parler d'un navire chargé d'un trésor qui a tout d'une proie facile, Frey croit que sa fortune est faite. Or l'opération tourne mal et notre ami malfrat devient l'ennemi public numéro un, avec toutes les forces de la Coalition à ses trousses.

  • Redécouvrez l'histoire palpitante de Metal Gear Solid 2 : Sons of Liberty dans cette bande dessinée officielle !
    Accroche Grand-Public (Sites Marchands, Sites Interforum)
    Redécouvrez l'histoire palpitante de Metal Gear Solid 2 : Sons of Liberty dans cette bande dessinée officielle !
    Présentation Grand-Public (Sites Marchands, Sites Interforum)
    " Qu'est-ce qu'on sait de ces terroristes ? À qui vais-je avoir affaire ?
    - C'est lui, Jack. Celui qu'on t'entraîne à remplacer. La légende en personne... Solid Snake. "
    Solid Snake est le plus grand terroriste de l'histoire.
    Ou du moins, c'est ce tout le monde pense. Mais lorsque Raiden est envoyé pour le neutraliser et libérer des otages, le jeune soldat va rapidement réaliser que la vérité est toujours plus complexe... Pris au piège d'un complot aux proportions mondiales et confronté aux fantômes du passé, il ne pourra faire confiance à personne pour s'en sortir indemne...
    Redécouvrez l'histoire palpitante de Metal Gear Solid 2 : Sons of Liberty dans cette bande dessinée officielle !
    Matt Fraction est un auteur prolifique de comics (Uncanny X-Men, Thor, The Invincible Iron Man, Fear Itself). Il a écrit le prologue de Metal Gear Solid 2 : Sons of Liberty.
    Alex Garner est un scénariste qui travaille pour DC (Batman, Justice League) et Marvel (Les Gardiens de la Galaxie, All-New Iron Man) et est l'auteur principal de Metal Gear Solid 2 : Sons of Liberty.
    Ashley Wood est un illustrateur de comics (Hellspawn, Silent Hill, Uncanny X-Men), candidat au prix Eisner en 2006 pour son histoire courte " Blood Son ". Il a notamment signé Metal Gear Solid : Projet Rex, l'adaptation du premier jeu de la série culte.

  • Une adaptation du jeu d'infiltration mythique de Konami !
    Quand des terroristes génétiquement modifiés s'infiltrent sur l'île de Shadow Moses pour dérober le Metal Gear Rex, une arme de destruction massive, le soldat Solid Snake doit sortir de sa retraite anticipée. Libérer les otages et éviter une détonation nucléaire : tel est l'objectif officiel de cette mission.
    Mais lorsque des informateurs meurent dans ses bras, qu'une force invisible semble attaquer la base et qu'un adversaire redoutable du nom de Liquid Snake se révèle, le super-soldat se rend vite compte qu'il est le pion d'une machination tentaculaire...

  • Anglais Poison

    Wooding Chris

    Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton, this is no ordinary fairy tale. When Poison's baby sister is stolen by phaeries, Poison sets off on an incredible and dangerous journey to get her sister back from the Phaerie Lord. But as Poison travels to the Realm of Phaerie, she discovers that her story - and her destiny - is not in her control, and that she will need all her wits about her to survive. A fantasy where the power of story maybe the only thing that will save you, and where imagination knows no bounds.

  • Anglais Storm Thief

    Wooding Chris

    Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Michael Grant, this darkly thrilling novel is a powerful blend of fantasy and science-fiction. Rail and Moa are two teenage thieves. Vago is a golem of metal and flesh. All three are denizens of Orokos, a city scoured by chaotic storms that rearrange streets and turn children into glass. No one can enter the city, or leave. Until one day Rail finds a mysterious artifact that may hold the key to the secrets of the city - and the chance of escape. And so begins an impossible quest. Get ready for a breathtaking adventure.

  • Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Sherlock Holmes, this award-winning gothic thriller returns. This is the ebook edition. London has survived war and plague only to face a new horror - the Wych Kin. All kinds of demons lurk in the labyrinth of the Old Quarter, and it is the task of wych-hunters such as Thaniel Fox to keep them at bay. Then one night he rescues a young woman who has lost her memory: the beautiful and vulnerable Alaizabel Cray. But Alaizabel is nursing a dark secret, one that even she does not understand, a secret that could unleash the most terrible evil of all - and bring destruction to the world.

  • Anglais Silver

    Wooding Chris

    Perfect for fans of Michael Grant and Charlie Higson, this thrilling novel about a mysterious virus spreading through a boarding school is like 28 DAYS LATER meets ASSAULT ON PRECINCT THIRTEEN. This is the ebook edition. When a boy is bitten by a strange silver beetle, he becomes the first victim of a mysterious infection. But this is no ordinary virus. It turns flesh into metal, and pupils into machines. As the virus spreads and more terrifying, blood-thirsty machines appear, a small group manage to barricade themselves inside the school. Can they keep the machines at bay long enough for help to arrive? Is help even coming? Meanwhile the virus is spreading and its victims are changing... evolving... becoming stronger... The world as our heroes know it is turning silver. Will any of them survive?

  • Anglais Havoc

    Wooding Chris

    Part novel, part ground-breaking comic: this is one ebook that will really suck you in! Seth finally managed to escape the terrifying comic-book world of Malice, but he left his best friend Kady there. Now he must go back and rescue her. But can he find a way back in? Kady has her own worries. She's trying to reach Havoc, a group of rebel kids plotting to destroy Tall Jake, the evil ruler of Malice. But somebody is watching the comic and can see what everyone is up to. Is there no way to escape? "Darkly inventive ... the world of Malice is full of wonderfully nasty creations." - GUARDIAN

  • Anglais Malice

    Wooding Chris

    Part novel, part ground-breaking comic: this is one ebook that will really suck you in! Everyone's heard the rumours. Call Tall Jake and he'll take you to Malice, a world that exists inside a horrifying comic book. A place most kids never leave. Seth and Kady think it's all a silly myth. But then their friend disappears, and suddenly the rumours don't seem so silly...

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