Driven by circumstances-war in Europe, famines and poverty in the orient-and by the lure of opulence, immigrants from around the globe flocked to the United States in ships of all descriptions and landed, for most part, in the emerging metropolis that was renamed New York by the British and quickly dubbed Gateway to the New World by one and all. A2zcds presents a comprehensive overview of the history, commerce, trade and traditions that have made New York one of the most endearing cities in the country.
Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators.
Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.