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War & combat fiction

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Call to Kill

Call to Kill

Author: Billy Billingham, Conor Woodman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2021

THE FIRST IN A BRAND NEW SERIES FROM SAS: WHO DARES WINS STAR. A country in turmoil. A rescue mission gone wrong. A hero unlike any other fighting to save a broken world. Matt 'Mace' Mason is deployed on a deniable SAS mission in war-torn Yemen, becoming embroiled in a hostage rescue that goes terribly wrong. Pulling at the strings of the local political scene is not only the local warlord who is destined to become Mace's nemesis, General Ruak Shahlai, but hardbitten American arms dealer Erica Atkins, who controls a whole international network to her advantage. As well as his own team, Mace has to work, initially unwillingly, with female CIA Agent (and Islamic scholar) Redford. Together they will need to prevent an attack that would spark a regional war and create the largest environmental disaster the world has ever seen. DON'T MISS THE FIRST IN THE NEW MATT MASON SERIES FROM AN AUTHOR WHO HAS BEEN THERE AND DONE IT ALL, BILLY BILLINGHAM. About the Author Billy Billingham spent 17 years in the SAS. He was responsible for planning and executing strategic operations and training at the highest level in locations including Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and Africa, and has led countless hostage rescues. He later became a bodyguard to A list celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Sir Michael Caine, and Tom Cruise. Since 2015, Billy has been one of the lead presenters on the popular Channel Four series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Of the lead line-up, he is the only one with a genuine SAS career.

Call to Kill

Call to Kill

Author: Billy Billingham, Conor Woodman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

THE FIRST IN A BRAND NEW SERIES FROM SAS: WHO DARES WINS STAR. A country in turmoil. A rescue mission gone wrong. A hero on unlike any other fighting to save a broken world. Matt 'Mace' Mason is deployed on a deniable SAS mission in war-torn Yemen, becoming embroiled in a hostage rescue that goes terribly wrong. Pulling at the strings of the local political scene is not only the local warlord who is destined to become Mace's nemesis, General Ruak Shahlai, but hardbitten American arms dealer Erica Atkins, who controls a whole international network to her advantage. As well as his own team, Mace has to work, initially unwillingly, with female CIA Agent (and Islamic scholar) Redford. Together they will need to prevent an attack that would spark a regional war and create the largest environmental disaster the world has ever seen. DON'T MISS THE FIRST IN THE NEW MACE MASON SERIES FROM AN AUTHOR WHO HAS BEEN THERE AND DONE IT ALL, BILLY BILLINGHAM. About the Author Billy Billingham spent 17 years in the SAS. He was responsible for planning and executing strategic operations and training at the highest level in locations including Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and Africa, and has led countless hostage rescues. He later became a bodyguard to A list celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Sir Michael Caine, and Tom Cruise. Since 2015, Billy has been one of the lead presenters on the popular Channel Four series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Of the lead line-up, he is the only one with a genuine SAS career.

Father War

Father War

Author: Thomas Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2021

A long-forgotten jungle campaign takes on new life in the troubled mind of John Spenser, a missing soldier's son. Determined to restore the reputation of the scape-goated general who led the campaign, Spenser comes across a figure large enough to fill the shoes of his absent father. Out of the distant past, that missing soldier shows up hoping to heal old wounds, a homecoming that does not end well - for him, his son, or the woman he left behind. It's not every day that I read a story about a man on the run with his recently deceased wife's ashes on the shotgun seat of a rental car, but Tom Doherty's swift, engrossing novel about a guy for whom life has proceeded mostly without complications - until he finds himself reckoning with his own damaging history - is a page-turner with the feel of an instant classic. -- Susanna Daniel, author of the PEN award winning novel, STILTSVILLE. With one master-stroke after another, Thomas Doherty paints a picture so engaging and framed with such modest eloquence, that FATHER WAR reads like a compact, Americanized WAR AND PEACE. Whether writing about jungle combat, horse cavalry drills in the 1930s, or the denizens of a long-abandoned army training camp, Doherty is unflinchingly observant and psychologically at his characters' very hearts. -- Eric Larsen, author of AN AMERICAN MEMORY, winner of the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize.

To Zenzi

To Zenzi

Author: Robert L. Shuster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

A Share of Honour

A Share of Honour

Author: Alexander Fullerton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2021

Danger lurks beneath the Mediterranean waves... Sub-lieutenant Paul Everard serves in the Mediterranean aboard the submarine Ultra, helping the Allies attack Axis supply ships in a life or death struggle beneath the waves. But Paul has other worries: his father, Nick, is somewhere in the Far East, at risk from the rapidly advancing Japanese. His brother, Jack, has become embroiled in the murky world of clandestine operations, and been sent on a high-risk mission to destroy a key German naval base. The Everards are risking everything for the war. But what price is too high for one family to bear? The seventh instalment of the Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers is a searing adventure of warfare at sea, perfect for fans of Alan Evans and David McDine. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers'The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.' Times Literary Supplement 'The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.' The Sunday Times 'The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line' Irish Times

All the Drowning Seas

All the Drowning Seas

Author: Alexander Fullerton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2021

The sixth thrilling instalment of the Nicholas Everard thrillers.1942. As Japanese invasion fleets sweep across the Pacific, a handful of Allied ships prepare for a last-ditch battle at Surabaya in the Java Sea. Not only is the Allied force doomed to defeat: any surviving ships will be trapped, since escape routes are blocked by the enemy. Nick Everard, commanding the cruiser Defiant, is badly wounded in the battle. His ship is heavily damaged and to make matters worse, he has a battered US destroyer under his protection. But unless Everard can find some way out of the trap, both ships and crews face destruction... All the Drowning Seas presents compelling action at sea, and establishes Alexander Fullerton as one of the premier novelists of naval warfare. Praise for Alexander Fullerton'The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.' Times Literary Supplement

War Crimes for the Political Elite

War Crimes for the Political Elite

Author: Christophe Downes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2021

Mark Edge is a special forces soldier whose life has been dedicated to the military for years. He sleeps, eats and breathes war so when suddenly he is back in civilian life, everything is as daunting as when he first headed into combat. Thrown back into life where a gunshot is actually a car backfiring and where loud noises are not precursors for an invasion, Mark struggles to readjust to life with his family. A sociopathic boy called Daz murders a friend in a disused quarry. Edge and Daz meet as adults as they both have designs on the same woman. And when Mark Edge doesn't think he can sink any lower, he is cited in a war crimes investigation for an incident in Iraq. How will he cope with this last straw? What dark path will Daz lead him down? And what significance does a cat have with the whole tangled mess?

Early One Morning

Early One Morning

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2021

In the flamboyant Twenties, Englishman William Grover-Williams and Frenchman Robert Benoist were fierce rivals racing their elegant Bugattis on the glittering European race circuits. Not only is the World Championship in their sights, but they have both fallen for the sensuous charms of the extravagantly beautiful Eve Aubicq. But when war breaks out, everything changes. Paris is in the iron-grip of German occupation and Robert and William join the Special Operations Executive to help the French Resistance undermine the brutal occupying regime. Their missions involve utmost courage and daring in the face of the horrors of war. Based on a true story of British covert activity and the French Resistance during the Second World War, this is a gripping novel of heroism, self-sacrifice, love and betrayal.

Minor Detail

Minor Detail

Author: Adania Shibli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2021

Confederates

Confederates

Author: Thomas Keneally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2021

With a new introduction by Thomas Keneally. 'The best novel of the Civil War since The Red Badge of Courage' Newsweek As the Civil War tears America apart, General Stonewall Jackson leads a troop of Confederate soldiers on a long trek towards the battle they believe will be a conclusive victory. Through their hopes, fears and losses, Keneally searingly conveys both the drama and mundane hardship of war, and brings to life one of the most emotive episodes in American history.

The Longest Echo

The Longest Echo

Author: Eoin Dempsey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2021

War With Russia

War With Russia

Author: General Sir Richard Shirreff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2021

A chilling political thriller that is dangerously close to becoming reality According to General Sir Richard Shirreff, recently retired Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe we are already at war with Russia. Putin is waging war by unconventional means, including sponsoring terrorist attacks in Ukraine and in the UK and also cyber warfare. This book shows how war with Russia could erupt into conventional warfare with the bloodiest and most appalling consequences if the necessary steps are not taken urgently. As Admiral James G Stavridis, US Navy, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, says 'You fail to read this book at your peril. Like any 'strongman', the Russian president's reputation for strength is everything. Lose momentum, fail to give the people what they want and he fails. Putin has already demonstrated that he has no intention of failing. He has already started a lethal dynamic which, unless checked right now, could see him invade the Baltic states. Russia's invasion and seizure of Georgia in 2008 was our 'Rhineland moment'. We ignored the warning signs - as we did back in the 1930s - and we made it 'business as usual'. Crimea in 2014 was the President's 'Sudetenland moment' and again he got away with it. Since 2014 Russia has invaded Ukraine. The Baltics could be next. Our political leaders assume that nuclear deterrence will save us. General Sir Richard Shirreff shows us why this will not wash.