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.
A plane crashes on the Greenland icecap. Joe Martin, a bush pilot, flies insurance investigators to the site. Among his passengers is a beautiful and intriguing woman, Sarah Kelso, widow of the man who was supposed to have been flying the ill-fated plane.
The Black Echo
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch -- hero, maverick, nighthawk -- the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal.
The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. Now, Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city to the torturous link that must be uncovered, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit.,br> Joining with an enigmatic and seductive female FBI agent, pitted against enemies inside his own department, Bosch must make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, as he tracks down a killer whose true face will shock him.
Between the Assassinations
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
Kittur is an undistinguished everytown in between Goa and Calicut on India's south-western coast. Here unfolds the world of Adiga's second novel.An illiterate Muslim boy who works at the train station is tempted by an Islamic terrorist; a Dalit bookseller gets arrested for selling a copy of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses; a spoiled student decides to explode a bomb in college; a sexologist has to find a cure for a young boy suffering from a mysterious disease that may be AIDS.
Kittur is mapped across class, religion, occupation and preoccupation and What emerges is the moral biography of an Indian town in the seven-year period between the assassinations of Prime Minister Gandhi and her son Rajiv.