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The true story of Trevor Noah's childhood growing up in South Africa.
The story focuses on the lives of two men who turned the 1893 Chicago World's Fair into their playground. One man, Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, in a short period of time was forced to overcome immense obstacles to construct the famous "White City" around which the fair was built. The other, H.H. Holmes, was a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair. Holmes devised and erected the World's Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims to their death.
Aru Shah, a twelve-year old girl of Indian descent, lives in an annex of the Museum of Ancient Indian Arts and Culture and is known to lie to her classmates at a rich Atlanta private day school to get them to view her traditional wardrobe as something exotic and not freaky.
CIA agent John Clark leaves the agency with several colleagues and creates an England-based multinational organization designed to battle terrorism.
Tells the true story of the failed 1946 escape attempt from Alcatraz Prison by six inmates that incited a full-blown military response — turning the world’s most notorious prison into a war-torn battlefield.
A 20-year CIA vet is convicted of spying and is sentenced to 23 years in prison, becoming the highest-ranking officer convicted of espionage. After leaving behind a failed Army career and while in a state of depression, his youngest son begins to seek solace and advice from his father who is in an Oregon federal prison. The father raises his son's spirits but also coaches him in spycraft, in effect launching a second act of espionage from behind bars by using his son as a courier. In the ensuing year and a half, the son travels the world selling secrets to the Russians, all the while getting deeper and deeper over his head.
To avenge her sister's death and save her family's tea house, Aza Wu joins the culture of casters who battle with magic for money.
Matthew Sobol was a legendary computer game designer—the architect behind half-a-dozen popular online games. His premature death depressed both gamers and his company’s stock price. But Sobol’s fans aren’t the only ones to note his passing. When his obituary is posted online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events intended to unravel the fabric of our hyper-efficient, interconnected world. With Sobol’s secrets buried along with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed at every turn, it’s up to an unlikely alliance to decipher his intricate plans and wrest the world from the grasp of a nameless, faceless enemy—or learn to live in a society in which we are no longer in control.
Based on the true story of two African-American brothers kidnapped by a white man and displayed as circus freaks, while their mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.
Five teens from around the world -- North America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America -- are given powers by Gaia, the earth spirit, in order to protect the planet from the devastation of polluters. When their powers are not enough, the teens combine to summon a superhero named Captain Planet.
An agoraphobic woman raises her younger sister in an apartment locked away from the world. But one day, a reckless young neighbor falls down the stairwell and drags himself to their door. Someone has entered the shrew's nest, and it doesn’t look like he's leaving.
A human orphan girl is raised in a hi-tech subterranean home by a mother who happens to be a robot. The girl, Eva Nine, is forced to flee when the home is attacked, and she tries to figure out her place in the world as she is on the run with her robot mother, an over-sized water beast and a tall blue creature.
In the early 70's, Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam veteran by the age of 20, ends up involved in gangland takeovers of NYC nightclubs. He goes to Miami where he deals billions of dollars of cocaine for the Medellin drug cartel and ultimately spends 10 years in prison.