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Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden
Ravenspur
Conn Iggulden
May 2016 Book of the Month. A stunning conclusion to ‘The Wars of the Roses’ series, ‘Ravenspur’ launches Henry Tudor, while around him Kings battle for survival. This series is absolutely fascinating and even more compelling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz
May 2016 Book of the Month. Prepare yourself… for the dramatically intense and exciting new kid on the block, except Evan Smoak isn't a kid, he's a highly trained killer with his humanity surprisingly intact. Smoak...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

Fire and Sword by Harry Sidebottom
Fire and Sword
Harry Sidebottom
May 2016 eBook of the Month. ‘Fire and Sword’ is a powerful addition to the epic ‘Throne of the Caesars’ series. The Year of the Six Emperors continues in bloody and back stabbing style, covering three...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
The Seeker by S. G. MacLean
The Seeker
S. G. MacLean
A complicated, thrilling tale with many threads all leading to a Royalist plot to assassinate Oliver Cromwell. Our hero, Damien Seeker, is the leader of a group of soldiers fiercely loyal to Cromwell and detailed to hunt Royalists. He is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
Chronicles of the Secret Service by Alexander Wilson
Chronicles of the Secret Service
Alexander Wilson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Already the ninth (and final) volume in a series of fascinating vintage reissues from the 1930s, featuring the exploits of Sir Leonard Wallace and his hardy British...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
The Accidental Agent by Andrew Rosenheim
The Accidental Agent
Andrew Rosenheim
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The third novel to feature FBI agent Jimmy Nessheim, of German origin who has been manipulated to infiltrate Nazi spy rings in the USA during WW2. Having...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/03/2016
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Following the fall of Saigon to the communists and the end of the Vietnam war, a Vietcong spy manages to smuggle his way to America and reflects...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/02/2016
Moskva by Jack Grimwood
Moskva
Jack Grimwood
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Another new writer who is already well-known to us, this time acclaimed SF author Jon Courtenay Grimwood reinventing himself as a thriller storyteller in definite overdrive. Set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell
Warriors of the Storm
Bernard Cornwell
The ninth novel in ‘The Last Kingdom Series' is as completely compelling and absolutely wonderful as the first. Bernard Cornwell is a master weaver of stories, the threads join seamlessly together to create an epic tale of history in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
Golden Lion
Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
A full on rollicking adventure set on the high seas and coast of east Africa during 1670. If you’ve read all of the sequences in the Courtney series then you are in for a treat as Giles Kristian has joined...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
Star of Africa by Scott Mariani
Star of Africa
Scott Mariani
Quite simply, the most ferocious and brutal book in the ‘Ben Hope’ series yet, and it’s a page turning stunner of a read. ‘Star of Africa’ is the first part of a new two book sequence, and I rubbed my...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre
Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carre
A naive British academic encounters a Russian oligarch in the Caribbean and the spider's web of global espionage unwinds in waves around them. The ambiguities of the secret world brought up to date. Le Carre at his best. ~
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews
Palace of Treason
Jason Matthews
Although written by an ex-CIA agent with all the right background and knowledge at his fingertips, this sequel to the electric Red Sparrow reads like pure pulp or James Bond on adrenaline, ever courting the bounds of reality in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
Fire by C. C. Humphreys
Fire
C. C. Humphreys
First came Plague, now comes Fire. The epic tale of the hunt for a serial killer threatening London's rich and poor during the Great Fire of London. Perfect for fans of S J Parris and C J...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
A Game That Must be Lost by Alan Hunt
A Game That Must be Lost
Alan Hunt
A thriller with so many twists and turns, you may just bump into yourself as you do a rapid about turn. This is the second novel featuring Adam White, set in the intriguing world of the British High Commission. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2016
Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz
Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel
Anthony Horowitz
James Bond returns in this thrilling new adventure from Anthony Horowitz - with Welcoming back familiar faces, including M and Miss Moneypenny, international bestselling author Anthony Horowitz ticks all the boxes: speed, danger, strong women and fiendish villains, to reinvent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

The Final Minute by Simon Kernick

Reader Reviewed The Final Minute
Simon Kernick
An action-packed page-turner with a pace that is relentless. A recurring nightmare troubles Matt Barron once he surfaces from his three-month coma after a traumatic car accident. The other horror...

The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville

The Madagaskar Plan
Guy Saville
Drawing on the Nazis' original plans for the Jews, Guy Saville has meticulously imagined a world-that-nearly-was to tell an epic tale of love, revenge and survival. 1953 and there has...

Invisible Streets by Toby Ball

Invisible Streets
Toby Ball
US author Ball is slowly building an intriguing body of work that stands head and shoulders apart from much of what his contemporaries in the noir field are doing, having...

Day Four by Sarah Lotz

Reader Reviewed Day Four
Sarah Lotz
Walking in the footsteps of Stephen King, Lotz follows up on her impressive horror breakthrough The Three with yet another literal descent into unimaginable dread with this gripping...

Bloodline by Conn Iggulden

Reader Reviewed Bloodline
Conn Iggulden
Wonderfully captivating and so very readable, this is historical fiction at its best. ‘Bloodline’ is the third in ‘The War of the Roses’ series, Henry VI is prisoner, his Queen...

Hunting the Eagles Eagles of Rome by Ben Kane

Reader Reviewed Hunting the Eagles Eagles of Rome
Ben Kane
April 2016 Book of the Month. A truly wonderful and ferocious slice of historical fiction, this is the second in the ‘Eagles of Rome’ series and...

The Stealers' War by Stephen Hunt

The Stealers' War
Stephen Hunt
Weyland has been at war. Invaded by a technologically advanced enemy, the cities sacked, and what fragile peace remained torn apart by a civil war. A future Empress is fighting...

Britannia by Simon Scarrow

Britannia
Simon Scarrow
Marching straight into action, Simon Scarrow has created a wonderfully evocative and energetic addition to the ‘Eagles of the Empire’ series. You could read this as a standalone, however I...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Blood and Steel by Harry Sidebottom

Reader Reviewed Blood and Steel
Harry Sidebottom
A fabulous foray into the past, AD238 is the Year of the Six Emperors and makes for a fascinating and compelling tale. This is the second in the ‘Throne of...

The Rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson, Anthony Horowitz

The Rose of Tibet
Lionel Davidson, Anthony Horowitz
Following the reissue of 'Kolymsky Heights' comes a most welcome new edition of one of Davidson's most enchanting titles, 'The Rose of Tibet'. In the tradition of H. Rider...

The Night Manager by John le Carre

The Night Manager
John le Carre
In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one...

Three in A Bed The Shady World of the Tabloids. Sex. Spies. Entrapment. by Andrew Croker

Three in A Bed The Shady World of the Tabloids. Sex. Spies. Entrapment.
Andrew Croker
March 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. ‘Three In A...

First Response by Stephen Leather

First Response
Stephen Leather
March 2016 Book of the Month. Completely and brilliantly captivating, it all...

Dacre's War by Rosemary Goring

Reader Reviewed Dacre's War
Rosemary Goring
Historical fiction with a punch of realism and a twist of scheming political intrigue, several characters have returned in this commanding sequel to ‘After Flodden’. This is the tale...

Spy Out the Land by Jeremy Duns

Spy Out the Land
Jeremy Duns
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A welcome return for one of spy writing's most captivating characters, British traitor Paul Dark. Now living...

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