Love, death and fitness
PHOTOGRAPHER Valentina Rosselli has been invited to participate in n exhibition of erotic photography in London. She jumps at the chance because London is where ex-lover Theo Steen in, the one man who has managed to get under her skin. London is also where Valentina’s grandmother Maria found a passionate love of her own after World War II.
As Valentina discovers more about Maria and the choices she had to make for love, she begins to question how much one should change in the name of love. JONATHAN Kellerman’s long-running series starring psychologist Alex Delaware continues in this book with the disturbing discovery of an infant’s body that had been buried in a backyard 60 years ago, not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Kellerman regular, gay LAPD homicide cop Milo Sturgis is assigned the case and turns to Alex, as usual, for help delving into the killer’s mind and motives.
As the investigation twists and turns along an increasingly dark path, the two find links not only to a tale of love gone wrong six decades old but also to one of LA’s currently hot celebrity couples. MEET Dawson Scott, a journalist who has just returned from a tough assignment in Afghanistan.
While he’s still grappling with the emotional turmoil of getting back into normal life, he gets a call from a source within the FBI: there’s a new development in a story that began 40 years ago. Soon, Dawson finds himself looking into the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine, Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of a pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. This week, we have characters in search of romance, armageddon-causing boys, old murderers, and ... fitter bodies. THE ever-popular diet that champions “eating like a caveman” – ie, high protein, low carbohydrates – is now being supported by what claims to be a suitable workout. This book offers specially designed workouts that burn fat, fight diseases and increase energy.
Its exercises are designed to mimic fundamental/primitive human movements such as squats, hinges, pushes/pulls, sprints, crawls, and more. IN this sequel to The Blood Gospel, archaeologist Erin Granger and Sgt Jordan Stone are on the run with the Book that everyone and everything – from vampires to angelic beings – wants to either start or stop Armageddon. But for the Book to work, Erin and Joe need to find the Boy, believed to be an angel given flesh. And they need to find him before the other side does because if they get their hands on him, the innocent boy can be trained to destroy instead of save the world.
Now Erin must use her archeological skills to discover the truth of the early years in the life of Jesus Christ and understand his first true miracle, a search that will take her and BUBBLY Cameron Diaz offers her take on how to become happier and healthier in this book that was inspired by her personal experiences. She has famously admitted to not being very health conscious until she began educating herself on nutrition, exercise and the mind-body connection.
Aware that she is a role model to women around the world, Diaz decided to share her knowledge in this book, explaining why it is important to acknowledge hunger and how to satisfy it correctly, with whole, nutrient-dense foods. Diaz also explains the The Global Journey Of An Asian, a book that details his long journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur from an Asian perspective.
This is Palan’s 15th book but it is one that departs greatly from his usual topics of human resource development.
At the book’s launch last month, Palan spoke about how he found his calling in training, ie, in helping people to learn and perform; and that in turn is what helped him achieve success as an entrepreneur, as his company, SMRT Holdings Bhd, has grown from a local business to one that provides solutions for human capital development in more than 30 countries. It is how he achieved this that is the focus of The Global Journey Of An Asian.
Dr Palan’s previous 14 titles have been rather technical books on human capital development, some of which are more memorable than others. One of his most well-known titles is The Magic Of Making Training Fun!, which champions the benefits of making training sessions fun; originally THE aristocratic Inghams are enjoying life in their ancestral home, Cavendon Hall, where they are served by the faithful Swann family “below stairs”. Both families are looking forward to the upcoming season when the prettiest of the four Ingham daughters, Lady Daphne, is to be presented at court where she will surely be inundated by suitable marriage proposals.
But this is the summer of 1913, the eve of World War I, and the winds of change are blowing hard, putting the house of Ingham at risk. What lies ahead for the Inghams and the Swanns? – Compiled by Gayathri Nair written in 1997, the book has been repeatedly revised over the years and continues to be relevant today, 17 years later.
“But The Global Journey Of An Asian is different from those books because this is a book on entrepreneurship,” said Dr Palan, noting that this title took him three long years to complete instead of his usual six months.
“It took me to over 35 countries and I met thousands and thousands of people. And my journey as an author, supported by a good friend of mine, started to fulfil a need to write books relevant to Asia.”
The Global Journey Of An Asian addresses the subject of starting out as an Asian entrepreneur and breaking into the global market. Dr Palan admits that his transi-
The Global Journey Of An Asian is published by the SMRT Group and is available at all MPH bookstores and at www.mphonline.com.