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Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage

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Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s Game, for this, his thirtieth book. He is ace, although this is not his best but you’ve got lots to indulge in to find...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

White Lies The 11th Spider Shepherd Thriller
Stephen Leather
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd thriller. He is a great character, an old-fashioned gung-ho hero with knowledge of modern procedures...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Gabriel Hunt Hunt Beyond the Frozen Fire
Christa Faust
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Many fans of action adventure thrillers will fondly remember the Destroyer and Doc Savage books of yesterday. The Gabriel Hunt series is an attempt to resurrect the golden...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Treachery
S. J. Parris
The fourth in the series featuring Giordano Bruno, mathematician, philosopher, heretic and spy, and solver of murders in Elizabethan England. In previous novels Bruno encountered John Dee, Nostradamus and Walsingham. He’s good friends with Philip Sidney (historically rumoured to be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

A Kill in the Morning
Graeme Shimmin
A riotous ride through alternate history where Churchill died in 1941 and the world followed a very different path to our own after England and Germany sign a peace treaty. There is now a Cold War between the two countries,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

A Most Wanted Man
John le Carre
A young Chechen Muslim is smuggled into Hamburg, an illegal immigrant with a lot of money. He persuades a Turkish woman to take him in. A human rights lawyer becomes involved in his case and then a powerful city banker....
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Harry's Game
Gerald Seymour
A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2013
     

The Unknown Soldier
Gerald Seymour
I don’t think that Gerald Seymour’s plot-driven thrillers have wavered in their excellence since he started with Harry’s Game and The Glory Boys, but somewhere along his distinguished career he seemed to go out of fashion. Not any...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
     

Ancients
David Lynn Golemon
Ancients is an action-packed thriller in the Event Group series by David Lynn Golemon. The lost city of Atlantis is the stuff of legend. A vast treasure of secret knowledge and unimaginable wealth. An entire civilisation that disappeared for unknown...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

The Discourtesy of Death
William Brodrick
An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years previously from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

Dead Sleep
Greg Iles
Terrifying secrets and a stunning mystery power this page-turner from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. When prize-winning photojournalist Jordan Glass chances upon a portrait by an unknown artist in Hong Kong, she is shocked. The face staring back at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Hive Construct
Alexander Maskill
Situated deep in the Sahara Desert, New Cairo is a city built on technology - from the huge, life-giving solar panels that keep it functioning in a radically changed, resource-scarce world to the artificial implants that have become the answer...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

The Sixth Extinction
James Rollins
Personnel from the neighbouring base rush in to discover everyone already dead - and not just the scientists, but every living thing for 50 square miles has been annihilated. The land is entirely sterile - and the blight is spreading....
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution
Robert Ludlum, Eric van Lustbader
When the head of Mossad learns that a major Mexican drug lord may be trafficking something far more deadly than drugs, he turns to his friend Jason Bourne for help. Bourne agrees to investigate, but he has his own agenda:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

The Bosch Deception
Alex Connor
A TRUTH CONCEALED. Brabant, 1473. A clandestine brotherhood hides a secret that could bring down the Catholic Church. Their chosen hiding place - the art of Hieronymus Bosch. A TERRIBLE CONSPIRACY. London, 2014. An excommunicated priest approaches both the Church...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Wars of the Roses: Stormbird
Conn Iggulden
The first in a new series of the Wars of the Roses. Whereas the TV drama The White Queen looked at the period from the female point of view, this is the male’s angle. It tries to make sense of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     


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The Professionals
Owen Laukkanen
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Four bright university friends turn to professional kidnapping for profit in a failing job market. All goes well...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
July 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Written in several voices...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Insurrection
Robyn Young
Out now in paperback, the epic beginning of the new trilogy from the fastest-growing author in historical fiction.
 
 
 


Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution
Robert Ludlum, Eric van Lustbader
Bourne's friend Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far...
 
 
 


Close Call A Liz Carlyle Novel
Stella Rimington
An untraceable cargo. An unknown target. The international arms trade is about to become a national problem. In 2012, in a Middle Eastern souk, CIA agent Miles Brookhaven was attacked....
 
 
 


Hannibal: Clouds of War
Ben Kane
As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal...
 
 
 


Into a Raging Blaze
Andreas Norman
Stockholm, September 2011. Carina Dymek is on a fast track for promotion at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when she is approached by a stranger and given a USB...
 
 
 


The Valhalla Prophecy
Andy Mcdermott
The ultimate duo - Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase - return in their ninth action-packed adventure. Secrets from the past emerge to threaten archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, former...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Renegade
Robyn Young
The second novel in the bestselling INSURRECTION trilogy, an epic new historical novel from the author of BRETHREN.
 
 
 


Redemption
Jon Grahame
It's been a year since the virulent flu-like pandemic known as SuperSARS wiped out more than 98% of the world's population. Ex-cop Jim Reaper and his small band of trained...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Midnight in Europe
Alan Furst
Paris, 1938. A shadow edges over Europe. Democratic forces are locked in struggle, while in Spain the war has already begun. Cristian Ferrar, a handsome Spanish lawyer in Paris, is...
 
 
 


Ostland
David Thomas
Surrounded by evil, how long can one man's good intentions last? February 1941, Berlin: A murderer is on a killing spree. The Murder Squad is in the midst of the...
 
 
 


Inside Enemy
Alan Judd
Charles Thoroughgood is now the recently-appointed chief of a reconstituted MI6, married to his predecessor's widow and tasked with halting the increasingly disruptive cyber attacks on Britain, which are threatening...
 
 
 


High Rollers
Jack Bowman
When the engine of a 737 tears itself apart at Los Angeles Airport, Tom Patrick is in the wrong place at the wrong time - playing poker at a nearby...
 
 
 


Runner
Patrick Lee
Runner is a pulse-pounding, A-grade adventure thriller from acclaimed author Patrick Lee. Sam Dryden was done being a hero. But when, acting on instinct, he hides a terrified young girl...
 
 
 


Sand
Hugh Howey
This is the incredible new novel and brand new world from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged...
 
 
 


The Walls of Byzantium
James Heneage
This sweeping historical novel is shaped by the quest for a mysterious relic, guarded through generations, and by one man that might yet save the threatened Byzantine empire. In an...
 
 
 


A Colder War
Charles Cumming
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In his splendid previous spy thriller A Foreign Country,...
 
 
 


The Twelve Children of Paris
Tim Willocks
Paris, August 23rd, 1572. What do you do when your wife disappears. In the middle of the bloodiest massacre in European history and you know she is about to give...
 
 
 


The Cairo Affair
Olen Steinhauer
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Steinhauer is, in my opinion, one of the unsung masters of the murky Mittel-Europa spy thriller but...
 
 
 


The Pagan Lord
Bernard Cornwell
This is the sort of book that once started you resent having to put it down so don’t begin it too late at night. It is the seventh in the...
 
 
 


Jack of Spies
David Downing
This begins a World War I spy series where, as a luxury car salesman, Jack McColl has perfect cover for travelling the world and so is ideally placed for spying...
 
 
 


The Great King
Christian Cameron
A well-researched and delightfully written account of the time after the Battle of Marathon and up to the time of Thermopylae seen through the eyes of a slave-cum-warrior Arimnestos. It...
 
 
 


Tatiana
Martin Cruz Smith
Inspector Arkady Renko was first introduced to us in Gorky Park back in 1981. Interestingly this is only his eighth outing. The style has changed a bit over the years,...
 
 
 


Zero Hour NUMA Files #11
Clive Cussler
Zero Hour is the latest in a string of nerve-shredding NUMA Files novels from Clive Cussler. A burning helicopter crashes into Sydney Opera House and Kurt Austin is flung headlong...
 
 
 


The Spider of Sarajevo
Robert Wilton
A fast-paced and fascinating tale which draws the reader into the pre-war spying world. In the months leading up to the declaration of war, four unlikely new agents, three men...
 
 
 


The View from the Tower
Charles Lambert
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Lambert’s previous novel Any Human Face was issued by a literary publisher and sadly attracted little attention....
 
 
 


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