The second enthralling installment in Alex Rutherford's Empire of the Moghul series. 1530, Agra, Northern India. Humayun, the newly-crowned second Moghul Emperor, is a fortunate man. His father, Babur, has bequeathed him wealth, glory and an empire which stretches a thousand miles south from the Khyber pass; he must now build on his legacy, and make the Moghuls worthy of their forebear, Tamburlaine. But, unbeknown to him, Humayun is already in grave danger. His half-brothers are plotting against him; they doubt that he has the strength, the will, the brutality needed to command the Moghul armies and lead them to still-greater glories. Perhaps they are right. Soon Humayun will be locked in a terrible battle: not only for his crown, not only for his life, but for the existence of the very empire itself.
Dillon and company are back in the ultimate blockbuster from the legend that is Jack Higgins.Putin and the Russians have suffered too many killings of their own people in the past. Now they want the whole of the Prime Minister's private army wiped out, including Blake Johnson and Charles Ferguson.Somebody is after them; Blake, Harry Miller, his sister, Monica, Harry Salter and Billy. The only people spared are Roper and Dillon. After surviving a car bomb, Ferguson heads a desperate search to uncover the perpetrator.Not wanting any overt connections with their country, the Russians need the right kind of assassin, and to handle such a task they would need to be better than Carlos the Jackal.When such a man is discovered in a Lubiana prison, he is willing to take on the job as a price for his freedom.An unlikely man, brilliant and terrifying, ingenious and deadly, he is the wolf at the door.
The Secret Of the Nagas
The Secret Of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi
Today, He is a God.
4000 years ago, He was just a man.
The hunt is on. The sinister Naga warrior has killed his
friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati. Shiva, the
Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of
evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His
vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door
of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain.
The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is
everywhere. A kingdom is dying as it is held to ransom
for a miracle drug. A crown prince is murdered. The
Vasudevs - Shiva's philosopher guides - betray his
unquestioning faith as they take the aid of the dark
side. Even the perfect empire, Meluha is riddled with a
terrible secret in Maika, the city of births. Unknown to
Shiva, a master puppeteer is playing a grand game.
In a journey that will take him across the length and
breadth of ancient India, Shiva searches for the truth in
a land of deadly mysteries - only to find that nothing is
what it seems.
Fierce battles will be fought. Surprising alliances will
be forged. Unbelievable secrets will be revealed in this
second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the #1
national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.
The Day the Leader Was Killed
The Day the Leader Was Killed by Naguib Mahfouz
From the Nobel Prize laureate and author of the acclaimed Cairo Trilogy, a beguiling and artfully compact novel set in Sadat's Egypt.
"[Mahfouz] is not only a Hugo and a Dickens, but also a Galsworthy, Zola and a Jules Romain."--Edward Said
The time is 1981, Anwar al-Sadat is president, and Egypt is lurching into the modern world. Set against this backdrop, The Day the Leader Was Killed relates the tale of a middle-class Cairene family. Rich with irony and infused with political undertones, the story is narrated alternately by the pious and mischievous family patriarch Muhtashimi Zayed, his hapless grandson Elwan, and Elwan's headstrong and beautiful fiancee Randa. The novel reaches its climax with the assassination of Sadat on October 6, 1981, an event around which the fictional plot is skillfully woven.
The Day the Leader Was Killed brings us the essence of Mahfouz's genius and is further proof that he has, in the words of the Nobel citation, "formed an Arabic narrative art that applies to all mankind."