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Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage

Action, Adventure, Spy and Espionage Books

A Delicate Truth
John le Carre
John Le Carré redefined spy thrillers when he wrote The Spy Who Came in from the Cold in just three weeks in 1963. Since then he has grown into a true master, whose books strip open truths about how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Gorky Park
Martin Cruz Smith
A 2014 World Book Night selection. In Soviet Russia, a triple murder in Moscow amusement centre, Gorky Park, leaves three corpses frozen in the snow. But when Senior Investigator in the Moscow Prosecutor's Office Arkady Renko arrives, he finds that the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2013
     

The Professionals
Owen Laukkanen
Four friends, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise works like a charm - until they kidnap the wrong man. Now...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Everything to Lose
Andrew Gross
The heart-pounding new thriller from the co-author of five No. 1 James Patterson bestsellers including Judge and Jury and Lifeguard, and the Sunday Times bestsellers The Blue Zone and Reckless. WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO LOSE YOU STOP PLAYING BY...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

War God
Graham Hancock
A young girl called Tozi stands at the bottom of a pyramid, waiting to be led to the top where her heart will be cut out...Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is aboard the Spanish fleet...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

The Pattern of Fear
Andrew Chapman
The Pattern of Fear is the blistering debut thriller by Drew Chapman. Garrett Reilly has a rare talent. He discerns the patterns in large amounts of information. He understands what's happening before others. He's ahead of the game. This makes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
     

The Maharajah's General
Paul Fraser Collard
Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. As the brutal fight raged, he discovered the true duty that came with the officer's commission he'd taken. In hospital, wounded, and with his stolen life left lying on the battlefield,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Happy Hour in Hell
Tad Williams
Bobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Hunted
Karen Robards
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans Police Department's top hostage negotiators, and she's never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it's different: the hostages include her father - the superintendent of police - and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option
Robert Ludlum
Working in partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents and helps them create new lives outside of the violent intelligence sector. Janson also takes on independent assignments - for a fee, he'll use his skills to resolve...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Lion and the Lamb
John Henry Clay
A very polished first novel set in late Roman Britain when the Romans’ control was on the wane. It’s a family tale more political than military, more human than blood and guts. It really portrays the period through one senatorial...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Devil's Pact
James Holland
July, 1943. With North Africa secured, the Allies launch an invasion of Sicily, and the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Rangers are in the van of the assault on the Italian beaches. But promotion to Company Commander has brought him...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Brothers' Fury
Giles Kristian
Rebel Tom Rivers has been rejected by both his family and his commanding officer. But spymaster Captain Crafte sees in the young hothead a fearlessness that could be used to strike at the very heart of the Royalist cause. Renegade...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     


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


Prince
Rory Clements
A compelling murder mystery set within the splendour and intrigue of the Elizabethan age. The John Shakespeare series: 1. Martyr 2. Revenger 3. Prince 4. Traitor 5.
 
 
 


The Catch
Tom Bale
How far do you go for a friendship? That's the question Daniel Wade is forced to ask when a simple favour has fatal consequences. For the sake of his old...
 
 
 


Divergent
Veronica Roth
This is a heart-pounding and thrilling urban dystopian fiction debut from an exciting young author. Divergent is a novel of non-stop suspense and twists and turns that you least expect....
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Queen's Man
Rory Clements
March 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. It is 1582 and John Shakespeare, brother of William, spy for Walsingham,...
 
 
 


The Bootlegger Isaac Bell #7
Clive Cussler
The Bootlegger is the seventh of Clive Cussler's bestselling Isaac Bell novels. It is 1920. Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly...
 
 
 


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....
 
 
 


Descent
Ken Macleod
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR THE TRUTH? Ball lightning. Weather balloons. Secret military aircraft. Ryan knows all the justifications for UFO sightings. But when something falls out of the...
 
 
 


The Shanghai Factor
Charles Mccarry
A fast, easy read of espionage and duplicity featuring a new recruit who may or may not become a double agent for or with the Chinese. You know the sort...
 
 
 


The Striker Isaac Bell #6
Clive Cussler
The Striker is the sixth novel in Clive Cussler's Isaac Bell series. It is 1902, and Isaac Bell is investigating sabotage in a West Virginia coal mine. But when he...
 
 
 


The Romanov Cross
Robert Masello
Almost a century ago, a desperate young woman crawled ashore a desolate Arctic island carrying a mysterious emerald-encrusted cross and a terrible secret. In the present day, Army epidemiologist Frank...
 
 
 


Truth and Fear
Peter Higgins
Peter Higgins' Vlast is a superbly imagined 'other' Russia, an epic land of trackless forest, sentient rain and deep powers in the Earth. Its capital Mirgorod is home both to...
 
 
 


The Violent Century
Lavie Tidhar
For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second...
 
 
 


The Informationist
Taylor Stevens
A New York Times bestseller, The Informationist introduces Vanessa Michael Munroe, a brilliant new heroine, in a thriller for fans of Lisbeth Salander, Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne. Vanessa Munroe...
 
 
 


A Nasty Piece of Work
Robert Littell
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. Former homicide detective and CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left behind the Afghanistan battlefield for a trailer in New...
 
 
 


Deep Shelter
Oliver Harris
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Detective Nick Belsey, of Hampstead CID was first introduced in The Hollow Man. A fascinating...
 
 
 


Slingshot
Matthew Dunn
Will Cochrane monitors the nighttime streets of Gdansk, Poland, waiting for the appearance of a Russian defector, a man bearing a top-secret document. Will believes the defector is about to...
 
 
 


Suspect
Robert Crais
LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking late-night assault by unidentified men killed his partner Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged,...
 
 
 


Europe in Autumn
Dave Hutchinson
Rudi is a cook in a Krakow restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country he s trapped in, a new career -...
 
 
 


Revenger
Rory Clements
From Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, comes REVENGER, the second in his acclaimed bestselling John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series. 'Does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ...
 
 
 


Traitor
Rory Clements
From Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, comes Traitor, the fourth in his acclaimed bestselling John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series. 'Does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Game
Anders de la Motte
The Game trilogy originated in Sweden, right now the home par excellence of crime writing, and has become an international phenomenon with sales to 27 countries. Written by a former...
 
 
 


City of the Lost
Will Adams
Working with beautiful Dutch historian Karin Visser, who was also staying at the hotel, Iain 's investigative trail leads to Turkey's past - to the invasion of Northern Cyprus in...
 
 
 


The Company You Keep
Neil Gordon
When journalist Benjamin Schulberg discovers a link between lawyer Jim Grant and a notorious Vietnam-era fugitive, the world that Jim has carefully built for himself and his daughter collapses. Still...
 
 
 


The Corporal's Wife
Gerald Seymour
A suspenseful and thrilling novel about a small British team sent into Iran to smuggle out a feisty, independent young woman named Farideh. If they are caught, they will all...
 
 
 


The Farm
Tom Rob Smith
If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son...Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden, the...
 
 
 


A Most Wanted Man
John le Carre
A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round...
 
 
 


An Officer and a Spy
Robert Harris
From the bestselling author of Fatherland, a gripping historical thriller in which the hunter becomes the hunted. January 1895. On a freezing morning in the heart of Paris, an army...
 
 
 


Reckless
William Nicholson
1945. The Second World War has gone on too long. Shops are closed 'for the duration'. Trains run a restricted service 'for the duration'. Life has paused, for the duration....
 
 
 


Red Joan
Jennie Rooney
Cambridge University in 1937 is awash with ideas and idealists - to unworldly Joan it is dazzling. After a chance meeting with Russian-born Sonya and Leo, Joan is swept up...
 
 
 


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?
 
 
 


Binary
Michael Crichton, John Lange
I will always be eternally grateful to Crichton and his novel of Jurassic Park as it was the one book that motivated my then teenage son to move away...
 
 
 


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