When Emily Kingsley arrives at the church, late and sad, for her Great Aunt Mary's funeral, she has no idea that her life is about to change completely. Still grieving for her broken relationship with the vain, mean and unfaithful Ted, and trying to come to terms with the cracks which seem to be appearing in her parents' marriage, she sobs her heart out in the church. At the wake afterwards, however, she and her cousin Clemmie are told that Mary has appointed them executors of part of her Will. They are to transport her ashes to Mali, in western Africa and her final resting place is to be Timadjlalen, in the Saharan desert. And so begins Emily and Clemmie's adventure ndash; a journey that will be the most important of their lives.
Jake Horn once used his hands to heal -- now the same hands kill. He was on the dodge for a crime he didn't commit when the town of Sweet Sorrow took him inand rewarded him with a badge he never wanted. Still, this out-of-the-way Dakota hellhole is a good place for a man to get lost in -- until legendary gunfighter William Sunday rides up with a price on his head, followed by a parade of bounty hunters, criminals, and cold-blooded killers. A feared gun artist with a murderous rep, suffering from an illness he knows will soon claim his life, Sunday is determined to reconcile with his daughter before his own body does him in. Meanwhile, every human reptile in the territories is closing in for the kill, leaving lawman Jake no choice but a suicidal duty: to stand side-by-side with a dead man who has nothing left to lose.
For Sean Courtney, veteran guerrilla fighter and professional warrior, it is a time to fight and a time to find a deep and passionate love. For the beautiful Claudia Monterro it is a time to face the ultimate test in a world where American values count for nothing. And for Ricardo, her father, a rich and ruthless tycoon, it is a time to confront a dangerous obsession.
She felt Ramn come awake and spring from the bed, naked and lithe as a jungle cat. She heard the metallic snicker of a firearm as he snatched the pistol from the holster. In the darkness a yellow flower of gun-flamed bloomed, and a single bullet whiplashed across twenty yards of open ground... In the searing heat of a divided Africa two decades of bitter dynastic conflict explode with terrifying ferocity. To Gary and Sean Courtney it is a struggle to the end; brother pitted against brother as they are dragged unwittingly into the lair of an international terrorist. Only Isabella Courtney stands between them and the mutual destruction they have willed for so long. Beautiful, headstrong Isabella; the link to 'Golden Fox' - a man whose alias hides a sinister and deadly secret... Traversing a vast panorama, from the heart of London society to the grandeur of Spain, from parched Ethiopia to war-torn Angola and on to the blazing hunting grounds of South Africa and Zimbabwe, Golden Fox is masterful storytelling from the arena of war; an adventure of stirring, irresistible intensity.
Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll andWarlock, The Questcontinues the story of the Warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural. Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster follows. The Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up. Something catastrophic is taking place in the distant and totally unexplored depths of Africa from where the mighty river springs. In desperation Pharoah sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to win through to the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. None of them can have any idea of what a terrible enemy lies in ambush for The Warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world
Summer, 1940.Hitler's army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civilians are on the run.Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents.British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan.The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war.For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Four hilarious new stories, in which Horrid Henry hits on a brilliant way to write thank you letters, negotiates over vegetables, competes with Perfect Peter over which of them is sickest, and finds himself wearing the wrong underpants, with dreadful consequences.
A foundered Victorian ship looking for the fabled Northwest Passage holds a secret in its icy grave ...When Dirk Pitt of NUMA is almost blown to pieces in a lab explosion, he suspects sabotage. The lab in question belongs to a scientist hoping to use a rare mineral to combat greenhouse gases - but who would want to destroy our one chance to save the planet? But there are those who will do anything to control such a valuable prize. Pitt's investigations take him to the Arctic in search of a clue to the origins of this precious mineral. There, he and NUMA colleague Al Giordino must battle for survival against the hostile elements and an evil megalomaniac who is about to plunge the North American continent into war.
"The" New York Times" bestselling author and one of the greatest adventure writers of our time returns with a pulse pounding tale of danger, courage and suspense. In the tradition of Wilbur Smith's earlier bestseller, Monsoon, this spellbinding new novel introduces the next generation of Courtneys. They are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous "Robbers' Road."" The Dream Of A Family.The Future Of An Empire.The Adventure Of A Lifetime. With adventure in their blood, Jim and Mansur Courtney seek to carve out a life for themselves and their families in the unexplored splendor of Africa. But laying claim to a land devastated by war yields unexpected risks. No sooner does their journey unfold than their destiny changes with the daring rescue of a woman imprisoned on a doomed convict ship. Blazing a thousand-mile trail, they escape across a savage world of warring native tribes, bounty hunters, and predators driven by greed and lust. Now the Courtney's true quest begins-a life-and-death pursuit of a dream at any cost... "The eleventh volume in Smith's saga of the Courtney clan is every bit as riveting as its predecessors. Brimming with bravado, greed, and romance." -Booklist "Action is Wilbur Smith's game, and he is a master." -Washington Post Book World
An electrifying thriller from the author of the international bestsellerThe Straw Men.A guilty man walks alone into the cold mountain forests of Washington State, aiming never to return. What he finds there starts a chain of events that will quickly spiral out of control.Meanwhile in Los Angeles a woman's body is discovered, sitting bolt upright in a motel bedroom. She is dead, and her killer has left his mark. It soon becomes clear he has something to say, and a lot more work to do.And Ward Hopkins, an ex-CIA agent recovering from the recent shocking death of his parents, is on the trail of his past, tracking down the men who destroyed everything he once held dear, and the murderer whose face he sees every time he looks in the mirror.These three are ominous strands in a web of deadly secrets, roads to a dark history that should never have been told. There are people who will do anything to protect it. Anything at all. It's not a matter of who dies. We're all going to die.What matters is who dies last.Michael Marshall's unique voice adds a chilling intensity to the serial-killer plot, combining dazzling narrative, a white-hot pace and a deeply disturbing backdrop of conspiracy.
In his first new paperback for HarperCollins, master storyteller Jack Higgins displays all his customary skills in a heart-pounding adventure with a less familiar setting -- 19th-century rural Ireland -- and featuring a swashbuckling new hero. At the end of the American Civil War, Confederate Colonel Clay Fitzgerald escapes to Ireland, where his uncle has left him an estate, only to find that Ireland is caught up in a civil war of its own. The struggle between the wealthy landlords and the impoverished tenant farmers is growing in intensity, and having just fought and lost a terrible war, Clay wants to avoid the coming conflict. But after witnessing the atrocities that the landowners visit upon the people, Clay is unable to stand by. Taking the guise of a legendary night-riding outlaw, he joins the fight against the landlords -- and wages a rebellion of his own!
Classic adventure from the undisputed master of action and adrenalin-pumping suspense.When a plane crashes in the icy Greenland desert with no passengers on board, and barely any identity, Joe Martin is hired to fly to the scene of the crash by the insurance company involved and the beautiful widow of the dead pilot. But the routine mission spirals into hair-raising suspense when a priceless batch of emeralds are added to the mystery, and suddenly Joe finds himself in mortal danger.
Dirk Pitt battles his most dangerous foe ever - with help from a very unexpected source.There is a black tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. Whilst trying to determine its origin, startling things begin to occur and the inhabitants of a floating resort find themselves directly in the path of a violent storm. Dirk and the NUMA crew rush to their rescue, but they discover that there is an all-too-human evil at work and the black tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon its work will be complete - and the world will be a very different place...
When his archaeologist father goes missing after an air crash in Mexico, UFO-obsessed Josh suspects alien abduction. But after he discovers his dad was murdered, Josh is caught up in a race to find the legendary lx codex.
'Mark never heard the Mauser shot for the bullet came ahead of the sound. There was only the massive shock in the upper part of his body, and then he was hurled backwards with a violence that drove the air from his lungs.The earth opened before him, and as he fell, there was a sensation of being engulfed in a swirling vortex of blackness and he knew for just a fleeting instant of time that he was dead.' From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the Government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered, his property seized by an unknown company. At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood...
Non stop adventure and death defying chases in Will Adam s outstanding debut novel.
It's 318 BC in the deserts of Libya, and Alexander the Great is buried as only a God should be, placed in a golden Sarcophagus in a catacomb of chambers, each packed with diamonds, rubies and gold. This was how he should have remained, but time waits for no-one.
2007 and underwater archaeologist Daniel Knox has been on the trail of Alexander's Gold ever since he can remember. When a tomb is uncovered on the construction site of a new hotel, Daniel believes he has found the clue to what he has been working towards for years. But the discovery has alerted two of the most dangerous men in the world, and Daniel is now a marked man.
About the Author
William Petre is now a full time writer living in the Norfolk countryside.
Ex-Navy Seal Nolan Kilkenny is recruited by the US government to find an incredible scientific discovery that could prove to be the ultimate power of the new millennium'¦ The thrilling new action adventure from the international bestseller.DECEIT. BETRAYAL. DEATH. THEY'RE ALL RELATIVE. In 1948, a young German émigré reached the threshold of an incredible scientific discovery: a blueprint for the construction of the universe that could surpass the theories of Einstein. But the scientist's secret past catches up to him with a vengeance, and he and his work are seemingly lost forever.Now, buried knowledge has been rediscovered and whoever controls it holds the keys to the future. Two sides, American and Russian, are in a ruthless fight for the ultimate power of the new millennium - Quantum technology - and ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny finds himself caught in the crossfire.To stop the fate of the world from being hijacked, Kilkenny must wage a war across two hemispheres as he races to solve a decades-old mystery, that's if the solution doesn't kill him first'¦.Get ready for an action-packed adventure, perfect for fans of Jack Higgins and Tom Clancy
The four mysterious gentlemen who call themselves the Camel Club are back in action for another thrilling adventure in Baldaccis instant "New York Times" bestseller. When the Speaker of the House is assassinated, the Camel Club finds a chilling connection to another murder.
A stunning, shocking, wonderfully well written debut reminiscent of James Patterson and one that will catapault Boris Starling to the front rank of thriller writers. London is in the grip of a heatwave: airless days, strange steamy nights and a killer stalking the streets. Wealthy men are being murdered to some mysterious pattern, with no clues left behind, only corpses with silver spoons in place of their tongues! Set against this merciless butcher is DCI Red Metcalfe, an investigator with a celebrated ability to get under the skin and into the minds of the deranged killers he hunts. But as the city swelters and the body count rises, Red's own tortured past begins to turn against him -- and the city is safe for no one. Sometimes, it is said, it takes a killer to catch a killer! The most compelling and suspenseful British thriller to come along in years, and Boris Starling is a startling and powerful talent to watch. Messiah is guaranteed to haunt your dreams!
The year is 1667. Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal are on patrol in their fighting caravel off the Agulhas Cape of Southern Africa. They are lying in wait for one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient. So begins a quest for adventure and the spoils of war that sweeps them from the settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north--at a time when international maritime law permitted acts of piracy, rape, and murder otherwise punishable by death. Martin's Press.
When her spysuit is upgraded from silver to gold, Jane Blonde becomes the most dazzling spylet in the universe. But from his secret space station, her arch enemy is launching a terrible weapon that threatens to zap the Goldenspy's spectacular powers. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
A KILLER WITH NO FACE, NO IDENTITY, AND A NAME THE WORLD WANTED TO FORGET: JASON BOURNEReenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne identity-a ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionage-an exotic world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliances-all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own fragmented past. This time there are two Bournes-and one must die.From the Paperback edition.
Seventh thrilling REDWALL adventure Joseph the Bellmaker is warned in a dream that his daughter, Mariel, is in danger but with the evil Foxwolf at large, his hopes of saving her are slim. Together with his four young warrior friends they lead a crusade against Foxwolf and his invading grey rat army.
A brutal killer is on the loose!Darkside's mean streets are getting meaner. There's a vicious killerabroad, and Jonathan and Carnegie aren't even close to catchinghim. But when Jonathan discovers his mother was investigatinga similar crime on the day she disappeared, the trail leads uncomfortablyclose to home. Soon he finds himself embroiled in the borough'smost dangerous secret - and its most dangerous family.
Next to You: Caron's Courage Remembered by Her Mother
'Gloria Hunniford's daughter, TV presenter Caron Keating, was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Initially she was declared in the clear but the cancer came back, despite her attempts to fight it off with every therapy going. She died aged 41. This is Gloria's account of Caron's life. It is outstanding from the beginning ... feels painfully truthful but is utterly absorbing. It does make you cry - endlessly. It is about the difficult bond between mothers and daughters ... about what happens to a family when one of its members gets taken over by a disease. Gloria's honesty in writing this book is extraordinary ... both Caron and Gloria come across as amazingly strong, loving and inspiring characters' Daily Express 'We see Caron as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend and a mother - but most of all as a fighter. This is not a story of illness and death rather it's a beautiful, emotional celebration of an extraordinary life that sadly ended far too soon. A beautiful read' Daily Record
The second in a series of books that weave fantasy and ancient history, based on the seven wonders of the world. Tia discovers dragons between the double wall that acts as Babylon's defence against invaders. The magic they grant her could be the key to win the war against the Persian king. Ages 8-12.
In the title story of this trio of novellas, Ray Kelly is finally freed after a five-year stint at Yuma Prison-and now he's the perfect killer, ready to exact his revenge against the men who locked him up.
MOST PEOPLE....GET PRESENTS ON THEIR SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY. I GET A PROPHECY THAT COULD SAVE OR DESTROY THE WORLD.
That's how it is when you're the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy, bad things will happen when I turn sixteen – Because I'm the one who gets to decide the fate of the entire world. But no pressure.
This is the one where Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Oh, and the dreaded (and not to mention enormous) monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it's me and forty of my demigod friends versus untold evil . . .
CAN PERCY STOP THE RAMPAGE OF THE TITANS, TO SAVE OLYMPUS – AND HIMSELF?
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials) (His Dark Materials)
In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her down, and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange allies-and shocking sacrifice.As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living-and the dead-finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story.
A spy. A killer. An imposter. Three extraordinary stories. One unique novel. In The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters three most-unlikely but nevertheless extraordinary heroes become inadvertently involved in the diabolical machinations of a cabal bent upon enslaving thousands through a devilish 'process': bull; Miss Temple is a feisty young woman with corkscrew curls who wishes only to learn why her fianci Roger broke off their engagement bull; Cardinal Chang was asked to kill a man, but finding his quarry already dead he is determined to learn who beat him to it and why bull; And Dr Svenson is chaperone to a dissolute Prince who has become involved with some most unsavoury individuals An adventure like no other, in a mysterious city few have travelled to, featuring a heroine and two heroes you will never ever forget.
A novel that tells the story the soldiers returning from the battlefields of the Falklands, about a mission that very nearly happened. Within 2 weeks of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, 4 men of boat troop, B Squadron, 22 SAS, are on the islands too. Operating without backup, it is the mission of these 4 men to gather vital intelligence, with Argentine patrols everywhere and in an impossible terrain. The rest of B Squadron are tasked with a suicide mission: an attack on the Argentine patrols everywhere and in an impossible terrain; and an attack on the Argentine airbase in the mainland. And in charge is a man unafraid to risk the lives of his men in search of greater personal glory...
New South Wales, 1817. Margaret Catchpole is stranded at a settler’s homestead as the floodwater draws in, and she finds herself facing death - as she has several times before.She looks back over her life - the complex and stormy partnership with Will Laud, a ‘hell-born-babe’, that led her into the world of smuggling and in to a double life. After Will is forced to flee the country, Margaret is taken on as a nursemaid by the wealthy Cobbold family, but a crime against them means she is tried and sentenced to hang. She avoids death but when an elaborate gaol escape fails, Will is shot dead and Margaret captured. Sentenced once more to hang, she looks death full in the face. But she doesn’t die. Her sentence is transmuted to transportation for life to Australia.The novel explores a deeply divided society. Ironically, by reaching the lowest depths and being cast out by the society which spawned her, Margaret finds her true role as an independent pioneer in a young colony.
An innocent posting in a blog about a tragic car crash prompts cyberbullies to mount a vicious attack against a troubled teenager. Pushed over the brink, he seeks revenge against fellow classmates and local citizens, planting roadside crosses to mark their deaths as a prelude to his carnage. Body language expert Kathryn Dance must race against the clock to stop the boy before he completes his horrifying plans for revenge.
Nick and his brother Alan are on the run with their mother, who was once the lover of a powerful magician. When she left him, she stole an important charm - and he will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Now Alan has been marked with the sign of death by the magician's demon, and only Nick can save him. But to do so he must face those he has fled from all his life - the magicians - and kill them. So the hunted becomes the hunter... but in saving his brother, Nick discovers something that will unravel his whole past...
Sarah Iles' latest young lover, Ian Aston, and the seedy gangland club he frequents both possess the intense attraction of the forbidden. When one night at the Monty they witness a fatal knifing, they unwittingly learn far too much for their own good of a deadly plot that could, if successfully executed, rearrange the city's criminal power structure. Immediately, the unfaithful wife and petty criminal become targets of both police and underworld observation. In "Come Clean" Bill James once again explores that no-man's-land of law enforcement, where human concern and naked expediency stand perennially at odds with each other.
When the body of a murdered man literally falls at Elizabeth Stuart's feet, she's able to wash away the blood - but not the terror. Unwelcome newcomers to Still Creek, Minnesota, she and her troubled teenage son are treated with suspicion by the locals, including the sheriff. Yet nothing will stop her from digging beneath the town's placid surface for the truth - except the killer. Running from a messy divorce, Elizabeth believed buying a small-town newspaper offered a fresh start for herself and her son. But idyllic Still Creek, nestled in the heart of lush Amish farmlands, hides secrets dangerous enough to push someone to commit murder. Now Elizabeth must risk everything to save herself and her son, and to unmask the killer . . . Before the current of evil flowing through Still Creek drags her under.
Suspicion and fear surround the mysterious disappearance of a movie star's daughter. The race to claim the reward for finding Anna Louise Caley - dead or alive - spirals into a deadly voodoo trail in the French quarter of New Orleans. In her desperation to succeed in this, her first case as a private detective, ex-Lieutenant Lorraine Page is caught in a web of deceit and violence that threatens to drag her back into the murky world she has fought so hard to escape. Continuing the investigation means risking everything. But the million-dollar bonus is one hell of an incentive not to back off from a case that could kill her - or give her the future and the professional respect she craves.
Years have passed since the end of the War of the Lance. The people of Ansalon have rebuilt their lives, their houses, their families. The Companions of the Lance, too, have returned to their homes, raising children and putting the days of their heroic deeds behind them. But peace on Krynn comes at a price. The forces of darkness are ever vigilant, searching for ways to erode the balance of power and take control. When subtle changes begin to permeate the fragile peace, new lives are drawn into the web of fate woven around all the races. The time has come to pass the sword -- or the staff -- to the children of the Lance. They are the Second Generation. An all-new repackaged paperback edition of a classic Dragonlance novel. This book of five novellas bridges the gap between the Chronicles and Legends trilogies and Dragons of Summer Flame. While detailing their adventures, The Second Generation also sets up key events and characters in future Dragonlance novels.
Italy, October 1301. Dante Alighieri, Prior to the city of Florence, is sent to Rome to meet with the Pope. Sinister omens greet his arrival; the river Tiber is threatening to burst its banks and the corpses of several young woman have been found eviscerated and ritually murdered. Dante has no power to order an investigation but when the authorities show little interest in the deaths he promises the mother of one victim that he will bring the murderer to justice. But when Dante visits the Vatican, and makes the acquaintance of an ambitious senator named Spada, he discovers that the city hides yet more dark secrets
By the 1700s, the Aboriginal people have lived in harmony with the land in Australia for sixty thousand years. But now, ghost-ships are arriving, their very existence is threatened by a terrifying white invasion. When Jonathan Cadwallader leaves Cornwall to sail on the Endeavour, he leaves behind his sweetheart, Susan Penhalligan . . . That is, until an act of brutality reunites them in the raw and unforgiving penal colony of New South Wales. Billy Penhalligan has survived transportation and clings to the promise of a new beginning. But there will be more suffering before he or his fellow convicts can regard Australia as home . . . A sweeping tale of discovery, love and hardship in the sixteenth century which will bring emergent Australia and all its inhabitants - new and old - to life.
Journey to a land of danger, passion and promise with Patricia Shaws stunning new epic, the long-awaited sequel to the bestselling VALLEY OF LAGOONS A ruthless aristocrat and an Irish squatter, Lord Jasin Heselwood and Pace MacNamara arrived in Australia with a hunger for land and a hatred of each other. Paces pioneering spirit lives on through his three sons, John Pace, Paul and Duke, who find themselves at odds over their late mother Dolours extraordinary will. Youngest son Duke is determined his brothers will not stand in the way of his ambitions, and purchases the splendid Mango Hill cattle station. Eager for land and rejected by the woman he loves, he joins a team heading west with a thousand head of cattle and encounters Edward, son of scheming Lord Heselwood. But bloodshed is on the horizon, as the group moves relentlessly towards a gathering storm of war with the warrior tribes of the great Kalkadoon nation
"It's October 1918 on the Western Front and Chaplain Joseph Reavley can barely bring himself to look at the body lying discarded outside the operating tent. Four years of facing the death and horror of the trenches, yet nothing could have prepared him for the mutilation wrought upon young nurse Sarah Price. Charged with tracking down the man responsible, Joseph will do whatever it takes to bring him to justice." "Meanwhile, Joseph's brother Matthew, of the British S.I.S., is crossing the treacherous British channel, bound for Ypres. Once there he is to meet with a man who claims to know the identity of the Peacemaker - a dangerous figure, determined that a German Empire should rule. If Matthew can track the Peacemaker down and put a stop to his schemes then there is a chance for lasting peace but if he fails then freedom and liberty could cease to exist for generations to come."--BOOK JACKET.