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This Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Masters of Rome : Vespasian V
Robert Fabbri
This is the fifth in Fabbri’s excellent series charting the life of Vespasian, an ordinary Roman soldier who rose through the ranks of the army and society to ultimately become emperor. The series is half swords and sandals adventure and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Vespasian: Tribune of Rome
Robert Fabbri
First in a red-blooded historical adventure series charting the rise of Vespasian from rural obscurity to Emperor of Rome. A seamless blend of imperial politics, chariot races, sex and sword fights, it can only be described as: ROMAN HISTORY AS...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2011
     
Nunslinger: The Complete Series
Stark Holborn
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. When was the last time you read a western? Well, the time has come. Following the Booker-nominated success of Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers, the pseudonymous Stark...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
     
Spark
John Twelve Hawks
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A new anti-hero for Hawks, author of the semi-mystical dystopian adventures of the Fourth Realm Trilogy. Jacob Underwood, following a bad motorcycle accident from which he was brought...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     
Reader Reviewed Rome's Executioner
Robert Fabbri
Rome's Executioner: the second instalment in the epic Vespasian series that chronicles the rise from humble origins of one man to fulfil his destiny as one of Rome's greatest Emperors. The Vespasian series:1. Tribune of Rome2. Rome's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2012
     
Reader Reviewed False God of Rome
Robert Fabbri
Action, adventure and battle in the third instalment of Robert Fabbri's bestselling Vespasian series: rebellions in the provinces, murders and political manoeuvrings in the Eternal City - and a mission to steal one of the greatest artefacts of the ancient...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
     
Tamaruq The Osiris Project
E. J. Swift
Fleeing from her family and the elitist oppression of the Osiris government, Adelaide Rechnov has become the thing she once feared, a revolutionary. But with the discovery of a radio signal comes the stark realization that there is life outside...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
The Laughing Monsters
Denis Johnson
Freetown, Sierra Leone. A city of heat and dirt, of guns and militia. Alone in its crowded streets, Captain Roland Nair has been given a single assignment. He must find Michael Adriko - maverick, warrior, and the man who has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Winter Siege
Ariana Franklin
The sad loss of this lovely author brought a fine medieval series featuring Adelia Aguilar to a close but this stand-alone, unfinished manuscript was left. Her daughter, Samantha, decided to finish it. It is impossible to know where Ariana finishes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Ross Poldark
Winston Graham
Winston Graham started writing his famous Poldark series in the 40s and 50s, eventually spinning them into twelve novels (the last published in 2002) a gripping saga of Ross Poldark and his family spanning 1783-1820. The first seven books were...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
The Last Kind Words Saloon
Larry McMurtry
The publishers dub this a ‘ballad in prose’ and that’s exactly how it feels. We meet ageing Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday outside the Last Kind Words Saloon in Long Grass as an English lord is buying a rancher’s cattle...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Master of War: Defiant Unto Death
David Gilman
Thomas Blackstone takes to the battlefied once more as the Black Prince takes the fight to the French.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Influx
Daniel Suarez
A science-heavy text with a US Government department set up to monitor new developments in technology, the BTC. It goes rogue and starts taking out anyone who makes a significant step forward in science. Why? Our hero, Grady, invents anti-gravity...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2015
     
The Great Zoo of China
Matthew Reilly
Modern-day China not only wants to dominate the financial markets but the leisure world too. They want something bigger and better than Disneyworld and so the Great Zoo is born. After 40 years of development it is ready to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
The Road to Samarcand Includes Noughts and Crosses, Two's Company and No Pirates Nowadays
Patrick O'Brian
Published to celebrate what would have been Patrick O’Brian’s 100th birthday, this reissue of his first sea-faring novel also includes three short stories which haven’t been in print since they were first written in the 1930s. Published originally in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
The Farm
Tom Rob Smith
Fans of Russian thriller Child 44 and familiar with this author will find this new one very different. It is not a thriller and not what I was expecting at all but I’m very glad I read it. It takes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books

Rasputin's Shadow
Raymond Khoury
The author is a screenwriter for the BBC series Spooks and Waking the Dead, and his ability to create fast-action mysteries is repeated in this, his fourth book starring FBI...
 
 
The King's List
Peter Ransley
If read alone, this conclusion to the Tom Neave trilogy will seem muddled and disjointed. As it rounds off the story it is fine. Tom, now adopting his father’s name...
 
 
Beneath the Ice
Patrick Woodhead
A grim, cold tale of Antarctic exploration, of a hidden fresh water lake thousands of feet below the ice, unfrozen, and a bunch of scientists trying to discover what it...
 
 
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...
 
 
Near Enemy
Adam Sternbergh
The sequel to SHOVEL READY, featuring kill-for-hire antihero Spademan. Perfect for fans of INCEPTION, LOOPER and Hugh Howie. 'Anyone who still lives in Manhattan and has anything of real value...
 
 
Night Heron
Adam Brookes
A splendid debut spy thriller about a British journalist in Peking who unwittingly becomes involved in a huge conspiracy plot when he is approached by a local dissident and labour...
 
 
Goodhouse
Peyton Marshall
Echoes of other great stories litter this futuristic tale, especially the classic 1984. We are in a strange house of detention for boys where the inmates have not necessarily...
 
 
Private Vegas
James Patterson
The ninth in his Private series sees Jack Morgan, head of Private Investigations, in heaps of trouble, mostly in LA, despite the title. You’ve got three or four sub-plots running...
 
 
The Second Deadly Sin A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation
Asa Larsson
An engrossing and poignant crime tale that is far more complex than just a murder story. Family inheritance, past history, strong believable characters and the wonderful scenic descriptions make for...
 
 
Reader Reviewed War at the Edge of the World
Ian Ross
January 2015 Debut of the Month. A well-written and interesting account of the Romans in...
 
 
Tigerman
Nick Harkaway
Harkaway’s first novel The Gone Away World rather blew my mind and remains one of my favourites of all time. That was a work of fantasy. Tigerman is perhaps even...
 
 
Thief
Mark Sullivan
A James Patterson co-author with another cracking tale starring a modern-day Robin Hood character, one Robin Monarch, the thief of this, his third adventure. As a child in an Argentine...
 
 
Atom Bomb Angel
Peter James
Originally published in 1982, fans of Roy Grace are in for a treat. This is James Bond territory, a terrific read of a global terrorist threat where nuclear power stations...
 
 
The Blooding
James Mcgee
Hawkwood goes to America! Or rather, returns, as he was born there. He’s trapped in an odd corner of the north east with enemies on all sides, just trying to...
 
 
Kingdom of Darkness
Andy Mcdermott
This is Indiana Jones territory as ancient treasure reveals a life-giving spring and loads of Nazis go a-hunting the water. Series heroes Nina and Eddie are in the wrong place...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you really need to keep your wits about you to sort out who is who and what...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2014 Another...
 
 
Pyramid
David Gibbins
Another of the famed archaeologist Jack Howard’s great adventures. Set mostly in present day Egypt with the unrest taking over the country, resulting in horrendous acts of cruelty and murder....
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Queen's Man
Rory Clements
December 2014 Book of the Month. It is 1582 and John Shakespeare, brother of William, spy for Walsingham, is sent with his loyal...
 
 
Force of Kings
Christian Cameron
Christian Cameron has created an incredible searing, sweeping version of the end of Alexander the Great’s empire in his Tyrant series and Force of Kings brings it powerfully to its...
 
 
Slingshot
Matthew Dunn
On receipt of two notes coming from different directions, an assassin can be activated. This can only occur in extreme circumstances for it is the security device that protects an...
 
 
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...
 
 
In Honour Bound
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. Set in the Russian Afghan war and...
 
 
A Line in the Sand
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. First published in 1999, the premise to...
 
 
Rat Run
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. This is one of Seymour’s later books,...
 
 
Timebomb
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. The time bomb of the title is...
 
 
Traitor's Kiss
Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is a master thriller writer, most famous for Harry’s Game, whose classic books are being reissued to excite a new generation. When the Cold War ended it left...
 
 
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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.

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Dan Brown 
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David Gibbins 
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