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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Last Wish
Andrzej Sapkowski
In his native Poland this author is as big as Terry Pratchett, Stephen King or Michael Crichton. I thought you might like to have a look too and be impressed. It stars Geralt, a Witcher of whom...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/02/2008
Stratton's War by Laura Wilson
Stratton's War
Laura Wilson
Compelling whodunnit style drama with two main protagonists set in WW II London. The author captures the essence of the era very evocatively, drawing you into the action without hammering the 'historical' setting. Some excellent characters litter the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2008
The Generals by Simon Scarrow
The Generals
Simon Scarrow
They are Napoleon and Arthur Wellesley (who became the Duke of Wellington). It is the second in a quartet following Young Bloods and these two great generals are beginning to make their mark. Strangely, knowing their fate adds to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2008
Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden
Lords of the Bow
Conn Iggulden
The follow up to Wolf of the Plains following the life of Genghis Khan as he matures from the young warrior of the previous book to the great conqueror he must become. A powerful and fascinating story of a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2008
The Walking Dead by Gerald Seymour
The Walking Dead
Gerald Seymour
A topical subject of suicide bombers and those who try to catch them. Seymour brings all the action and paced we have come to accept as well as looking in to the deeper moral implications on both sides. Gripping and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2007
The Payback by Mike Lawson
The Payback
Mike Lawson
A very human drama of spying, loyalty and the interplay of relationships, a cut above the norm. Involving suspected fraud at an American naval base, exposing a spy ring and racing towards a dramatic showdown, this is complex, pacy and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2007
The Afghan by Frederick Forsyth
The Afghan
Frederick Forsyth
Renowned for his research and attention to detail, this thriller also relies on coincidence which is unusual for this author. It stars the same Mike Martin as in The Fist of God which is a better book, but it’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2007
The Expected One by Kathleen Mcgowan
The Expected One
Kathleen Mcgowan
This book genuinely surprised me. Many people believe the events of The Da Vinci Code to be more than fiction. What will they make of this which is not only far better written, but actually based on fact? If...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2007
Hawke by Ted Bell
Ted Bell
A fast-paced, escapist, easy-read, great-to-get-lost-in tale. Itâs American but the hero is a Brit – a James Bond look-alike complete with girl and gadgets out to avenge his slaughtered family. With clear cut goodies and baddies, sex, feuds that stretch...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2007
Next by Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
A thought-provoking issued-led book examining the ethical and practical problems faced by those obsessed by the great advantages that can be gleaned from genetic engineering and the mad rush to get these products on to the market without proper controls...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2007
The Power-House by John Buchan
The Power-House
John Buchan
The Power House, written in 1916, is the first adventure of the classic Buchan hero, the prosperous Scots lawyer and MP Sir Edward Leithen, whose measured daily routine of 'flat, chambers, flat, club' is enlivened by the sudden disappearance of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2007
Turbulence by Giles Foden
Giles Foden
Successfully blending one man’s fictional story with real life events and related by a flawed and anxious young scientist, this is a complex and gripping tale of weather and war as the right conditions for D-Day is sought. It’s not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2007
Contact Zero by David Wolstencroft
Contact Zero
David Wolstencroft
Four fledgling MI5-trained spies meet serious trouble on their first assignments and are forced to cut loose and find the unknown place ‘Contact Zero’ that is reputed to be a sanctuary. Naturally in this sort of tale there are tests,...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 28/06/2007
The Fallen by Jefferson Parker
The Fallen
Jefferson Parker
After a traumatic accident, that leaves his senses mixed up, Detective Robbie Brownlaw can now see people’s emotions as colours, giving him the uncanny ability of knowing when someone is lying to him, a handy trick for a homicide cop....
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 18/06/2007
Visibility by Boris Starling
Boris Starling
A compelling mixture of communists, the Cold War, British intelligence and Nazi death doctors, all embroiled in a science-based plot blanketed in the deathly fog of post war London … wonderfully atmospheric. Twins figure in an interesting side theme –...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 21/05/2007
Butterfly Man by Jeffrey Lee
Butterfly Man
Jeffrey Lee
A semi-retired mercenary now lives on a remote island off the coast of Mexico, an island threatened in its ancient ways by the possible sell off to oil interests. Through his business partner undertaking an operation to recover control of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2007
The Shadow Walker by Michael Walters
The Shadow Walker
Michael Walters
Mongolia is in a state of change from communism to capitalism, an interesting backdrop to a book of European/Russian politics and the chaotic market forces that spawn crime. It is a race-against-time tale, an easy read and the start of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2007
A Thousand Suns by Alex Scarrow
A Thousand Suns
Alex Scarrow
May 2007 Debut of the Month. A dual-time World War II/present day tale of a German plot, American interception and a very strange cover-up. It is inventive and different with good accounts...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 03/05/2007
A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil by Christopher Brookmyre
A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil
Christopher Brookmyre
Less grisly and more serious than his previous tales so newcomers to this wonderful author will have a few surprises when you tackle his backlist, but tackle them you must for he is very special. Those familiar with Brookmyre will...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2007
Absolute Honour by C. C. Humphreys
Absolute Honour
C. C. Humphreys
The third Absolute episode from adventurer Jack's young life, full of swash, buckle and the odd ripping of bodice. It stands alone, you do not need to have read the other books or the original play, from which the character...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 04/04/2007
Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
Bad Luck and Trouble
Lee Child
Jack Reacher is contacted by a sergeant from his old “special investigators†unit after four members of the unit have been killed. The surviving members need to be rounded up to avenge the deaths and live up to their motto...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2007
Skin Lane by Neil Bartlett
Skin Lane
Neil Bartlett
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2007.Costa Book Awards 2007 Judges' comment: "A cunningly narrated story in a totally original milieu. A tale of the unexpected." Extremely detailed piece of writing that follows a lonely middle-aged man...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2007
The Mentor by Steve Jackson
The Mentor
Steve Jackson
A topical and frightening story of London bombing and how terrorists can use modern technology to make things even worse. The reason for it al is successfully kept to the last chapters so creating a suspenseful tale. Similar this month: None. Comparison:...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 19/02/2007
The King's Last Song by Geoff Ryman
The King's Last Song
Geoff Ryman
This book is amazing, not like any other I have read. It deals with an archaeological discovery in Cambodia, where an extraordinary book is found, sort of the equivalent of the diary of Alfred the Great being found in England....
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 02/01/2007
Crusader Gold by David Gibbins
Crusader Gold
David Gibbins
His first novel, Atlantis, was a natural for Dan Brown fans to move on to. This stars the same underwater archaeologist whom I imagine is the author’s alter ego. The background research is stunning adding real depth to a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2006
The Valhalla Exchange by Jack Higgins
The Valhalla Exchange
Jack Higgins
You may or may not know that bestselling novelist of the ‘70s and ‘80s Jack Higgins was also published under the name of Harry Patterson. The Valhalla Exchange is one of those and it was first published in 1976. Itâs...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 18/12/2006
Prey by Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
Another good read from Michael Crichton. . He always comes up with a good “what if?” premise and this one is just as thought provoking as his others. It might take a little bit more effort to get past...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2006
The Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell
The Lords of the North
Bernard Cornwell
This is the third in a wonderful series featuring a hero born a Saxon but captured as a lad and brought up by the Danes so his heart lies in both camps. However it is for the unity of England...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 02/12/2006
The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
The Templar Legacy
Steve Berry
This is Dan Brown territory; complex, suspenseful, fast-paced and highly readable. But in our opinion it's better as it's both extremely well written and has a jaw-dropping plot that draws you into the story immediately. As the tension mounts the...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 30/11/2006
Heroes by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Valerio Massimo Manfredi
This is quite different to his usual historical thrillers. A compelling novel telling of legendary Greek heroes with plenty of battle scenes and a colourful depiction of the ancient world. It's written in a manner intended to evoke the atmosphere...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2006
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