By James Patterson
"This isn't really a test"--every New Yorker's worst nightmare is set to develop into a fact.
New Yorkers aren't simply intimidated, yet anyone is doing their most sensible to scare them, badly: why? After inexplicable high-tech assaults, the town that by no means sleeps is on side. Detective Michael Bennett, with his outdated good friend, the FBI's Emily Parker, need to seize the shadowy criminals who declare responsibility--but they're nearly as good at concealing their identities as they're at wreaking havoc.
In the wake of a surprising assassination, Bennett starts to suspect that those mysterious occasions are only the prelude to the largest hazard of all. quickly he's racing opposed to the clock, and opposed to the main damaging enemy he's confronted but, to avoid wasting his cherished city--before everyone's worst nightmare turns into a truth.
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A. T. Hatto’s edition in Penguin Classics () has a valuable introduction and afterword, though the translation itself is high-ﬂown and somewhat dated. Hugh Sacker’s An Introduction to Wolfram’s ‘Parzival’ (Cambridge ) is still the best general introduction. A Companion to Wolfram’s Parzival, edited by Will Hasty (Rochester, NY and Woodbridge, ), is a useful scholarly collection on aspects of the poem. , ). Lucy Beckett’s Cambridge opera handbook on Wagner’s Parsifal (Cambridge ) has a good discussion of the relationship between Wagner’s libretto and Wolfram’s original.
His subjects and his kinsmen accepted from him the warrior’s wealth––that was the queen’s intention. The bridal ceremony had been preceded by many a great battle; thus they were now reconciled. I didn’t think this up myself––they told me that Isenhart was buried in kingly fashion. It was carried out by those who knew his worth. The tax on his lands, what it might amount to over a year, all that they left behind them there. That they did of their own volition. Gahmuret ordered Isenhart’s people to keep his great wealth––they should dispose of it themselves.
His anger fell to growling and roaring like a lion. He tore out his own hair, saying: ‘Now my years are turning senile on me. The gods have sent me a bold, noble guest. If he is overladen with battle’s burden, then my honour is lost forever. What use to me are shield and sword? ’ Then he turned away from his men, moving fast towards the gate. A page met him, carrying a shield, the inside and the outside painted with the image of a pierced man, fashioned in Isenhart’s land. He also carried a helmet in his hand, and a sword that Razalic had courageously brought into battle.
Alert (Michael Bennett, Book 8) by James Patterson