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Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Action, Adventure, Spy and Espionage Books

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This Month's Featured Books

The Mulberry Bush
Charles Mccarry
Maxim Jakubowski's November 2015 Book of the Month. Veteran thriller writer McCarry returns with a poignant spy tale of mixed loyalties, betrayal and the collapse of political idealism in which the conflict...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2015
Simon Scarrow
November 2015 eBook of the Month. Marching straight into action, Simon Scarrow has created a wonderfully evocative and energetic addition to the ‘Eagles of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2015
The Absolution of Otto Finkel
John R. McKay
An expressive and poignant tale, of six children who meet while on holiday in France in 1928, then as adults face the Second World War from very different perspectives. The prologue sets the tale firmly in motion, one man is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
Europe at Midnight
Dave Hutchinson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A fascinating follow-up to the award-nominated EUROPE IN AUTUMN, this equally multi-stranded tale of contiguous worlds takes it time in establishing the connections to the complex...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
Last Days of the Condor
James Grady
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A particularly imaginative espionnage thriller for the modern times and a curious sequel over four decades later to Grady's original SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
Reader Reviewed Hearts of Stone
Simon Scarrow
With a foray into more recent history than Simon Scarrow’s previous novels, the Greek Resistance in World War Two is brought vividly and violently to life in ‘Hearts of Stone’. The prologue set in 1938 highlights three young friends (two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2015
Harry's Game
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is one of our greatest thriller writers - a reputation established with his first novel, Harry's Game, published in 1975 and still as fresh, vibrant and exciting 40 years later. Set in Belfast at the height of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
For Valour
Andy McNab
McNab has come a long way since his gung-ho, all action army tales. The action is still there, still fierce and lots of it but the human story now plays an important part of the equation. This is a Nick...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Eagles at War Eagles of Rome
Ben Kane
Having given us Hannibal and Spartacus, this excellent historical adventure author now features an experienced Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, and places him against the German tribesmen of the Rhine (AD9)...

Reader Reviewed Holy Spy The New John Shakespeare
Rory Clements
A galloping good yarn, stuffed full to the brim with double-crossing intrigue, yet intelligently braced against historical fact and figures. The mostly cool, calm and collected spy John Shakespeare is...

Dead Lions Slough House
Mick Herron
Sharp, biting and hugely enjoyable. The series focuses on Slough House where MI5 agents who are out of favour, who’ve screwed up one too many times, are assigned for light...

Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel
Anthony Horowitz
James Bond returns in this thrilling new adventure with original material by Ian Fleming. Anthony Horowitz recreates the golden age of Bond, packed with speed, danger, strong women and fiendish...

Tom Clancy's Full Force and Effect
Mark Greaney
Mark Greaney has co-written three of Clancy’s novels so the fact that the master died last year shouldn’t really make a lot of difference here but somehow it has. Maybe...

Zero World
Jason M. Hough
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Pure entertainment in fifth gear, if not in hyper-spatial overdrive, in this SF thriller where future spies...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Silk Tree
Julian Stockwin
A non-stop, action packed adventure from 549 AD spanning the fascinating Roman and Chinese empires. Nicander and Marius are unlikely companions and after the Ostrogoths have sacked Rome, find themselves...

Reader Reviewed Solomon Creed
Simon Toyne
September 2015 Book of the Month. There is a confusing, almost rambling feel to this thriller that really keeps you on your...

Claire North
Young adult writer Catherine Webb was also known to pen great fantasy adventures as Kate Griffin, but the revelation she was also Claire North, author of last year's unique

The Serpent Papers
Jessica Cornwell
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Talent runs in the blood as the granddaughter...

From Russia with Love James Bond 007
Ian Fleming
Published in 1957, Fleming's fifth 007 novel finds Bond enmeshed in a deadly game of cross and double cross. A beautiful Soviet spy. A brand-new Spektor cipher machine. Smersh has...
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Let Bernard Cornwell sweep you back to Arthurian times, or into the heat of battle with Richard Sharpe. Sail the high seas with Patrick O'Brian. Raise your pulse-rate with Michael Crichton. Experience the adrenaline of combat with Andy McNab. Feel the clear and present danger of Tom Clancy's thrilling Jack Ryan stories... Live on the edge with Lee Child's itinerant hero Jack Reacher? Navigating your way through all the twists and turns of this roller-coaster genre can be an adventure in itself

So, let us help you find your next fuel-injected foray into the fields of battle, espionage, danger,heroism and even history rewritten. From Dan Brown, Tom Clancy and Ken Follett to Wilbur Smith, David Gibbins and Stieg Larsson, you’ll be over the waves, under the radar, up mountains, outside the law, beyond help, dicing with danger, battling monsters, rescuing the stricken, flying through flack, laying mines, playing political parlour-games, conning Congress, kidnapping commandos clashing with conquistadors and crossing swords with Crusaders … and all from the safety of your favourite chair.


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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Dan Brown 
Tom Clancy 
Ken Follett 
Wilbur Smith 
David Gibbins 
Stieg Larsson