José Luis Munoz

  • Babylone Vegas

    José Luis Munoz

    Ça fait dix ans que Mike Demon se coltine les déserts de Californie, du Nevada et de l'Arizona pour vendre des polices d'assurances agricoles. Ce jour-là, il en a encore une à fourguer avant de rentrer chez lui à Los Angeles. C'est l'anniversaire de la mort du King, il fait quarante-cinq degrés, on a retrouvé deux vieux grillés dans leur voiture et le moteur de la vieille Taurus commence à fondre.
    Demon prend la première sortie. Bienvenue à Las Vegas.
    Au garage, on lui annonce deux jours de réparation, mais pour Demon ça veut surtout dire deux jours à rester coincé dans le temple de la perdition. Et quand on est le fils d'un puritain qui s'est ruiné au jeu avant de se suicider, ça fait deux jours de trop. Alors quand les pièces de la Taurus tardent à arriver, Demon cède à son tour aux sirènes de la Grande Tentatrice et entre dans une frénésie de jeu, d'alcool et de sexe. Des lumières aveuglantes des salles de jeu climatisées aux chambres d'hôtel où la Bible côtoie le bottin des prostituées, Demon plonge lentement dans un enfer dont Las Vegas n'est peut-être que l'antichambre.

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  • Dans ce roman, dont l'intrigue précède chronologiquement Babylone Vegas, Mike Demon est déjà vendeur d'assurances. Il mène une double vie. D'un côté une existence de bon Américain moyen (un mariage sans histoire, un fils, une jolie maison et une belle voiture dans une banlieue californienne), de l'autre des escapades amoureuses ou simplement sexuelles lors de ses tournées pour fourguer des polices d'assurance agricoles aux fermiers de la région.
    À l'occasion de l'une d'elles, il passe une nuit à Tijuana dans les bras d'une prostituée sublime dont il va tomber follement amoureux, au point de lui promettre de lui faire passer la frontière.
    C'est sans compter Fred Vargas, un flic mexicain violent et véreux, qui utilise les prostituées pour faire chanter les bons pères de famille yankee venus s'encanailler de l'autre côté de la frontière...
    Avec cette double intrigue menée de main de maître, José Luis Muñoz signe un western noir sursaturé de violence et de sexe.

  • cuba, une île asphyxiée par le blocus.
    a la havane, les habitants vivent de petits boulots et de débrouille. pour les touristes, le tableau est pittoresque : soleil, immeubles peints en couleurs pastel et prostituées un peu partout, illégales mais tolérées puisque l'économie locale dépend en grande partie d'elles. un inspecteur féru de littérature, fanatique de faulkner et d'hemingway, amateur de vieux films américains, évolue dans ce milieu.
    bien que chargé de la traque aux maisons clandestines, il est en contact avec les maquerelles et apprécie ces filles dont corps et culs remuent comme nulle part ailleurs. amoureux de minerva, il accepte plutôt mal les hommes qui tournent autour d'elle. il en deviendrait presque méchant... chargé d'enquêter sur la découverte d'un tronc de femme décapitée, il aimerait entraîner son collègue vladimir dans sa vie de déglingue.
    entre les maisons lépreuses dans les ruelles humides et moites, la fin inéluctable sera surprenante et plus violente qu'aurait pu le laisser supposer la pourriture tranquille.

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  • This volume features papers from the 18th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering, held by the University of Zaragoza in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Project Management and Engineering (AEIPRO). It illustrates the state of the art in this emerging area. Readers will discover ways to increase the effectiveness of project engineering as well as the efficiency of project management.The papers, written by international researchers and professionals, cover civil engineering and urban planning, product and process engineering, environmental engineering, energy efficiency and renewable energies, rural development, safety, labor risks and ergonomics, and training in project engineering.Overall, this book contributes to the improvement of project engineering research and enhances the transfer of results to the job of project engineers and project managers around the world. It will appeal to all professionals in the field as well as researchers and teachers involved in the training of future professionals.

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  • A realistic and comprehensive review of joint approaches to machine learning and signal processing algorithms, with application to communications, multimedia, and biomedical engineering systems
    Digital Signal Processing with Kernel Methods reviews the milestones in the mixing of classical digital signal processing models and advanced kernel machines statistical learning tools. It explains the fundamental concepts from both fields of machine learning and signal processing so that readers can quickly get up to speed in order to begin developing the concepts and application software in their own research.
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    o Presents the necessary basic ideas from both digital signal processing and machine learning concepts
    o Reviews the state-of-the-art in SVM algorithms for classification and detection problems in the context of signal processing
    o Surveys advances in kernel signal processing beyond SVM algorithms to present other highly relevant kernel methods for digital signal processing
    An excellent book for signal processing researchers and practitioners, Digital Signal Processing with Kernel Methods will also appeal to those involved in machine learning and pattern recognition.

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