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Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage

Action, Adventure, Spy and Espionage Books

Books of the Month


Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
July 2014 Book of the Month. The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s Game, for this, his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Reader Reviewed Renegade
Robyn Young
The second novel in the bestselling INSURRECTION trilogy, an epic new historical novel from the author of BRETHREN.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2013
     

Reader Reviewed Insurrection
Robyn Young
Out now in paperback, the epic beginning of the new trilogy from the fastest-growing author in historical fiction.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
     

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 with this new business venture until the day they kidnap...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 enforcers have successfully defended the little community of Haven that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2014
     

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 SAS soldier Eddie Chase, when a Viking runestone is stolen...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 stick containing a report to circulate in her department. Unwittingly,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 novel by the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Forgotten...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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. At the time he was infiltrating rebel groups in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 more deadly than drugs. Yadin convinces Bourne to investigate. Bourne...
Format: Paperback - Released: //--
     

Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
July 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     


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Last Month's Featured Books
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....
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Gone (Michael Bennett 6)
James Patterson
Forced into hiding from a mass murderer seeking vengeance, Detective Michael Bennett must decide whether to stay and protect his family, or hunt down the man who is hunting them....
 
 
 


The Informant
Andrew Rosenheim
Autumn 1941: most of the world is at war. America is hovering on the brink. Special Agent James Nessheim is stuck in Hollywood, working as an adviser to a studio...
 
 
 


The Twelfth Department Korolev Mysteries Book 3
William Ryan
Shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger for Best Historical Crime Novel of the Year Shortlisted for the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year Moscow, 1937. Captain...
 
 
 


Father Night
Eric Van Lustbader
A new president. A new life. Orphan Alli Carson has taken up a post at Fearington, the elite covert training school. Now she fears that the people who worked relentlessly...
 
 
 


Fortress Tom Buckingham 2
Andy McNab
Tom Buckingham returns in another thrillingly contemporary, action packed adventure.
 
 
 


Inferno (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Dan Brown
Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the...
 
 
 


Masters of War
Chris Ryan
In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The...
 
 
 


An Officer and a Spy
Robert Harris
Open this book and you know immediately that you are in good hands. Harris’ fluent style, careful plotting and cranked up tension leave you breathlessly turning the pages. It is...
 
 
 


Solo A James Bond Novel
William Boyd
This is the Sunday Times Bestseller. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent...
 
 
 


Night Heron
Adam Brookes
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A splendid debut spy thriller about a British journalist in Peking who unwittingly becomes involved in a huge...
 
 
 


Under the Radar A Novel
James Hamilton-Paterson
1961. A squadron of Vulcan aircraft, Britain's most lethal nuclear bomber, flies towards the east coast of the United States. Highly manoeuvrable, the great delta-winged machines are also equipped with...
 
 
 


The Blood Crows
Simon Scarrow
Another Macro and Cato adventure during the reign of the newly appointed Roman Emperor Claudius. Having upset some of the palace advisers as they helped Claudius and his son Nero...
 
 
 


The Whitehall Mandarin
Edward Wilson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Praised as the thinking man's John Le Carre, Wilson has a natural touch for the intrigues of...
 
 
 


The Accident
Chris Pavone
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. With his first novel The Expats, Pavone introduced himself as a clever spinner of tales of treachery...
 
 
 


The Ballad of Mila
Matteo Strukul
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Strukul is one of the leading stars of the Italian 'Sugarpulp' movement: think Quentin Tarantino meets Jack Reacher,...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Subterranean
James Rollins
Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders - and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by...
 
 
 


Legion of the Damned
Sven Hassel
'An extraordinary book, which has captured the attention of all of Europe' - NEW YORK TIMES 'LEGION OF THE DAMNED is an incredible picture of totalitarianism, of stupefying injustice ...He...
 
 
 


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