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This Month's Featured Books

Deadly Game by Matt Johnson
Deadly Game
Matt Johnson
An enthralling and credible police thriller, this is the second in the ‘Robert Finlay’ series, and another humdinger of a read. Finlay is on a new team investigating the sex-slave industry, a series of events link together in a chain-mail...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2017
A Hero in France by Alan Furst
A Hero in France
Alan Furst
Still set against Furst's familiar background of the dark years of WW2, this new offering full of treachery and intrigue for once eschews the tropes of espionage and restricts itself to a sober chronicle of the early years of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Sand by Wolfgang Herrndorf
Sand
Wolfgang Herrndorf
This is a darkly sophisticated literary thriller from a master storyteller and star of the German literary scene. North Africa, 1972. While the world is reeling from the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, a series of mysterious...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2017
War Cry by Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
War Cry
Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
A love story in the time of heroes, War Cry is the latest breathtaking episode in Wilbur Smith's epic account of one beloved family. In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/03/2017
The Auction by Justin Scott
The Auction
Justin Scott
In this blockbuster thriller from No.1 New York Times bestseller Justin Scott, one agent confronts the Russians, kidnappers, and the CIA, to rescue the most influential man in history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

Reader Reviewed The Nowhere Man
Gregg Hurwitz
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In the initial, bestselling book of the series, ORPHAN X, Hurwitz introduced Evan Smoak, a cross between Jason Bourne and...

Spook Street by Mick Herron

Spook Street
Mick Herron
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Herron's Slough House series just keeps on getting better and better, both on the sly humorous front and with the Machiavellian...

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...

Nemesis by Alex Lamb

Nemesis
Alex Lamb
British scientist Lamb's debut last year with 'Roboteer' was a striking one (and a book I was sad to have initially missed and not been unable to review in time)....

Agents of the State by Mike Nicol

Agents of the State
Mike Nicol
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Best known for his grittily realistic South African set cop procedurals, Mike Nicol relaunches himself as an outstanding purveyor of the...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Bone Field by Simon Kernick

Reader Reviewed The Bone Field
Simon Kernick
A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! Two faces, who were unknown to each other in previous books, join forces in this powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. Trouble starts...

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...

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Reader Reviewed Moonglow
Michael Chabon
February 2017 eBook of the Month. Absolutely fascinating, a beautiful yet quirky read, this is a tale to make you wonder, to make you feel… A...

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