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Action, Adventure, Spy and Espionage Books

Books of the Month


Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
November 2014 Book of the Month. The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure in which danger lurks in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
November 2014 Book of the Month. Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape for adventure hewn from Greek...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Reader Reviewed The Queen's Man
Rory Clements
It is 1582 and John Shakespeare, brother of William, spy for Walsingham, is sent with his loyal servant Boltfoot on a mission to his home town, Stratford-on-Avon, to investigate a conspiracy to free Mary Queen of Scots. The conflict between...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

Brothers in Blood
Simon Scarrow
Another excellent Macro and Cato adventure. Having been involved in the political machinations in Rome, the two friends are advised to go (are sent?) to Britain where the fight there is to subdue Caractacus. He is cleverly avoiding battle by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

The Shadow of War The Great War Series Book 1
Stewart Binns
The beginning of an ambitious series with a book for each of the four years of World War I so we start just before the outbreak and go into the trenches and on into the now famous Christmas Day football...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

An Officer and a Spy
Robert Harris
Winner of the Specsavers CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger - Thriller of the Year 2014. 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     

The Long Sword
Christian Cameron
Pisa, May 1364. Sir William Gold - newly knighted on the battlefield outside the gates of Florence - can look forward to a lucrative career as a sword for hire in the endless warring between Italy's wealthy city states. But...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

The Empty Throne
Bernard Cornwell
The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The forces of Wessex and Mercia have united against the Danes, but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

For Valour
Andy McNab
When a young trooper is shot in the head at the Regiment's renowned Killing House, Nick Stone is perfectly qualified to investigate the mysterious circumstances more deeply. He has just returned from Moscow - still trying to come to terms...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Death Trade
Jack Higgins
THE NEW HIGGINS HAS LANDED! One man with the key to Armageddon. One chance for Sean Dillon to find him. The hunt is on, in the mesmerizing new Sean Dillon thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Target
David Baldacci
Government operatives Will Robie and Jessica Reel are faced with a lethal mission. An attack from North Korea looks likely as US involvement in an attempted coup is revealed, and a bond of trust has been broken at the very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Havana Storm
Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt returns in Havana Storm, the thrilling new novel from the grand master of adventure and No.1 New York Times bestselling author, Clive Cussler. While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Home Run
Gerald Seymour
Mattie Furniss has run British Intelligence agents in Iran from his desk in London for two decades. But when he is ordered to the country himself, it is clear that times are desperate. One of Furniss' key informants and close...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Glory Boys
Gerald Seymour
THE TARGET: Israel's leading nuclear scientist, giving a lecture in London. THE ASSASSIN: A Palestinian terrorist, the lone survivor of a three-man hit squad ambushed by Israeli Intelligence in France while on their way to London. THE MERCENARY: Ciaran McCoy,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

Archangel
Gerald Seymour
When British Intelligence asks Michael Holly, a mechanical engineer, to run an errand for them in the Soviet Union, the consequences of capture are never mentioned. But what seems a simple handover carries unimaginable risks, and now Holly is facing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Untouchable
Gerald Seymour
Albert Packer is the supreme baron of London crime, ruling his domain with a ruthless fist and thinking of himself as the Untouchable. As yet another criminal case against him collapses, Packer turns his attention to expanding his heroin empire...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Contract
Gerald Seymour
When a young Russian fakes his own death and defects from East Germany, his interrogators discover that his father, Otto Guttman, is a leading scientist working on Soviet missile systems. The British authorities need to persuade Otto to join his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

Hunt the Jackal
Don Mann, Ralph Pezzullo
An action-packed military thriller for fans of Chris Ryan and Andy McNab. When a Senator's wife and teenage daughter are kidnapped, Crocker and SEAL Team Six are sent to the cities of Mexico and the jungles of South and Central...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

Better off Dead
Tom Wood
Victor is the face in the crowd you don't see, a perfect assassin with nothing to live for. But when an old friend turns to him for help, he finds he can't refuse. For once his objective isn't to kill,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     


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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? Whether your taste runs to traditional derring-do (Jack Higgins) or contemporary intrigue (Dan Brown), the martial (Chris Ryan) or the naval (Douglas Reeman), the political (Richard North Patterson) or the medical (Robin Cook), we'll make sure you know all you need to know to make your reading life one long adventure. So don't just sit there!

 

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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


The Forbidden Tomb
Chris Kuzneski
The Hunters are back for an exhilarating new adventure in their quest to recover the lost treasure of the modern world...What will they find this time?
 
 
 


A Vision of Fire
Gillian Anderson
The first in a series, A Vision of Fire is the thrilling science fiction debut of actress Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Scully on The X-Files with...
 
 
 


A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4
Sharon Bolton
A gripping storyteller . (Peter James). Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that's what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she...
 
 
 


Silencer (Nick Stone Book 15)
Andy McNab
Nick Stone has always kept his job as ex-SAS trouble shooter at arms' length from his home life. But when his son falls dangerously ill and the doctor who saves...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Wars of the Roses: Trinity
Conn Iggulden
October 2014 Book of the Month. The second instalment following Stormbird. It is 1454, Henry VI is ill. Richard of York is...
 
 
 


The October List
Jeffery Deaver
You wait, desperately, for news of your daughter. At last, the door opens. But it is not the negotiators, or the FBI. It is her kidnapper. And he has a...
 
 
 


Command Authority
Tom Clancy
Command Authority sees the return of Tom Clancy's greatest hero, Jack Ryan. Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was...
 
 
 


Dead Lions
Mick Herron
London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The 'slow horses,' as they're called, have all disgraced themselves in...
 
 
 


The Emperor's Knives
Anthony Riches
The seventh novel in Anthony Riches' acclaimed Empire sequence brings Marcus Aquila back to Rome, hunting the men who destroyed his family. But the revenge he craves may cost him...
 
 
 


The New World
Andrew Motion
Jim and Natty are shipwrecked on the coast of Texas, blown off course on their way home from Treasure Island. But they have stolen something they should have left well...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan
When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Son of Neptune
Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. But...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Annabeth felt as if someone had draped a cold washcloth across her neck. She heard that whispering laughter again, as if the presence had followed her from the ship. She...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


The Last Viking
Berwick Coates
With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take...
 
 
 


Sleep No More
Greg Iles
What if someone you loved - who you believed was murdered - came back into your life? This high-octane chiller from the No.1 New York Times bestseller 'gets under your...
 
 
 


The Tower
Alessandro Gallenzi
In the near present day a British and an Italian researcher are offered more money than they can refuse to travel to Jordan and investigate some manuscripts that have gone...
 
 
 


Close to Home
Lisa Jackson
Sarah McAdams needs a fresh start. So she's come home to the shores of Oregon's wild Columbia river, to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she grew up. Her daughters,...
 
 
 


Hunter-killer
Chris Ryan
Following a suicide bombing in central London, SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting...
 
 
 


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