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Books of the Month

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
The Nowhere Man
Gregg Hurwitz
February 2017 Book of the Month. Oh yes! Another adrenaline shot filled book of pure and wonderful escapism. I have to admit to being slightly worried, could the second ‘Evan Smoak thriller’ live up to my...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
Corpus by Rory Clements
Corpus
Rory Clements
February 2017 Book of the Month. 1936 and the huge canvas of Europe in chaos is superbly portrayed by this renowned author of historical fiction. Previously writing about the spy world of the Tudor period we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

The Accidental Agent by Andrew Rosenheim
The Accidental Agent
Andrew Rosenheim
The third novel to feature FBI agent Jimmy Nessheim, of German origin who has been manipulated to infiltrate Nazi spy rings in the USA during WW2. Having now resigned and opted for a new career studying law, he is reluctantly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Spook Street
Mick Herron
Whoo hoo! The Slough House misfits return, with the fourth of the series, and the horrendously brilliant Jackson Lamb at the warped helm. Former spook David Cartwright may be retired, his grandson and Slough House resident River may be worried...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Searcher by Chris Morgan Jones
The Searcher
Chris Morgan Jones
The author's third impressive thriller sees Ben Webster, his hitherto leading man, temporarily relegated to the shadows, as he disappears in Georgia while investigating the death of local journalist and the onus falls on his boss, the height-challenged older Isaac...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Deep Blue by Alan Judd
Deep Blue
Alan Judd
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A Charles Thoroughgood spy thriller, authoritative, action-packed and, as ever, all-too topical. The second volume in the series, Legacy, is soon to be on TV and will surely bring much needed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017
The Milan Briefcase by Graham Fulbright
The Milan Briefcase
Graham Fulbright
The lives of five foreign nationals working in Luritania (in the north-western corner of Europe) who meet once a month at Lenfindi Airport passenger terminal to discuss ‘matters of levity and enterprises of great pith and moment’ are derailed by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2017
Retribution Road by Antonin Varenne
Retribution Road
Antonin Varenne
A breathtaking 19th century adventure epic, set across three continents. From the Burmese jungle to the slums of London to the conquest of the Wild West, Antonin Varenne takes us on a thrilling journey full of sound and unabated fury,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
Conspiracy by S. J. Parris
Conspiracy
S. J. Parris
When murder strikes at the heart of the Palace, Bruno finds himself on the trail of a killer who hides a terrible secret. With the royal houses of France and England under threat, he must expose the truth - or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
A Dying Breed by Peter Hanington
A Dying Breed
Peter Hanington
Set in a shadowy world of dubious morality and political treachery, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell the stories that need to be told - even if...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Nomad The Most Explosive Thriller You'll Read All Year by James Swallow

Nomad The Most Explosive Thriller You'll Read All Year
James Swallow
Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only...

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Reader Reviewed The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The Post-Apocalyptic setting is so popular today that it is becoming annoying, so it is great to get a book like this...

Real Tigers by Mick Herron

Real Tigers
Mick Herron
Shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. The latest instalment in the eventful days and sleepless nights of the denizens of Slough House is...

Crisis by Frank Gardner

Crisis
Frank Gardner
January 2017 Debut of the Month. This is a fabulous, heavyweight whammy of a debut novel. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner has entered the world...

Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors by Conn Iggulden

Reader Reviewed Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors
Conn Iggulden
A stunning conclusion to ‘The Wars of the Roses’ series, ‘Ravenspur’ launches Henry Tudor, while around him Kings battle for survival. This series is absolutely fascinating and even more compelling...

Fever City A Thriller by Tim Baker

Fever City A Thriller
Tim Baker
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Another mighty impressive debut by a British author despite its sprawling American background and themes. Baker has the audacity to...

Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri

Arminius The Limits of Empire
Robert Fabbri
A stunning stand-alone Roman epic historical from the author of the bestselling Vespasian series. A.D. 9: In the depths of the Teutoburg Wald, in a landscape riven by ravines, darkened...

Jericho's War by Gerald Seymour

Jericho's War
Gerald Seymour
In a moment of nerve shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills

Reader Reviewed Where Dead Men Meet
Mark Mills
December 2016 eBook of the Month. Absolutely thrilling… this is a fast-paced, firecracker of a read, set in Europe as the Second World War is brewing....

The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian

The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Patrick O'Brian
Sumptuous boxed gift edition containing all 21 novels in the Aubrey/Maturin series. These five omnibus volumes, beautifully produced and boxed, contain 7,000 pages of what has often been described as...

Dead Lions by Mick Herron

Dead Lions
Mick Herron
Sharp, biting and hugely enjoyable. The series focuses on Slough House where MI5 agents who are out of favour, who’ve screwed up one too many times, are assigned for light...

Moskva by Jack Grimwood

Moskva
Jack Grimwood
Another new writer who is already well-known to us, this time acclaimed SF author Jon Courtenay Grimwood reinventing himself as a thriller storyteller in definite overdrive. Set in 1980s Moscow,...

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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? Navigating your way through all the twists and turns of this roller-coaster genre can be an adventure in itself.

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