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The Hothouse by the East River by Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin
The Hothouse by the East River
Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin
‘As early as 1965, Muriel Spark had a title in mind for a new book. That title was Hothouse East River. The novel itself, however, would not appear until 1973, much changed from its original incarnation, as Spark herself would...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/05/2018
End Game by Matt Johnson
End Game
Matt Johnson
A fiery, fast-paced, bullet of a read, and the last in the Robert Finlay trilogy. Continuing on from ‘Deadly Game’, Robert Finlay and Kevin Jones find themselves in the middle of a whole heap of trouble. A Superintendent from the Complaints Investigation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2018
Open Arms by Vince Cable
Open Arms
Vince Cable
This is a near future, post Brexit, political-cum-business thriller where Britain is seeking strong trade deals outside Europe. The protagonist, or so we initially believe, is Kate Thompson, a new, charming and good looking Tory trade minister who is sent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark
The Mandelbaum Gate
Muriel Spark
‘It is clear that the novel was meant by Spark to be different from those she had previously written… For one thing it was considerably longer than the earlier books; for another it seemed to consist of a much more...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018
Defectors by Joseph Kanon
Joseph Kanon
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Ex-American publisher Joe Kanon is a much underrated master of the classic espionage tale, best known for The Good German which was filmed with George Clooney in the eponymous part, but his other novels of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
Killer Intent by Tony Kent
Killer Intent
Tony Kent
What a great start to a thriller that just gets better and better for the book opens with what appears to be an attempted assassination of the US President in Trafalgar Square during a ceremony to respect the dead of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
Once A Pilgrim by James Deegan
Once A Pilgrim
James Deegan
February 2018 Debut of the Month. Simply superb, this is a dark, gritty and stormingly fast read with real attitude. Formerly of the SAS, John Carr is now working in private security for a Russian, however the past is stalking...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018
Imperial Vengeance by Ian Ross
Imperial Vengeance
Ian Ross
An entirely captivating and thrilling read set within the heart of the Roman Empire in AD323. This is the fifth ‘Twilight of Empire’ novel and a must read for historical adventure seekers. I will admit to this being my first...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018
Extinction War by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Extinction War
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
The final, never-before-published book in USA Today bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive post-apocalyptic series about a soldier's mission to save the world.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017
The Fate of Kings by Mark Stibbe, G. P. Taylor
The Fate of Kings
Mark Stibbe, G. P. Taylor
An authoritative yet easy to read, absolute romp of a novel set during the turbulence of the French Revolution. This is the first adventure in ‘The Chronicles of Thomas Pryce’, a vicar who studied at Oxford and is trained in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2017
Origin by Dan Brown
Dan Brown
The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017
Munich by Robert Harris
Robert Harris
Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Restless by William Boyd
William Boyd
I am an enormous fan of William Boyd although some of his novels are a little disappointing. Not this one. I must admit I was surprised to discover that it is actually just a spy story … but what a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The English Patient
Michael Ondaatje
February 2011 Guest Editor Carmen Reid on Michael Ondaatje... The English Patient is a dream of a romantic novel. It follows two love stories, one between a soldier and a nurse which unfolds as the book progresses and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith
The Girl From Venice
Martin Cruz Smith
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Neglecting his favourite character Russian investigator Arkady Renko, of GORKY PARK and other novels fame, Cruz Smith offers us a bittersweet thriller romance set in Venice and the notorious Republic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Spook Street
Mick Herron
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | 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 variations...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017
Open Arms by Vince Cable
Open Arms
Vince Cable
This is a near future, post Brexit, political-cum-business thriller where Britain is seeking strong trade deals outside Europe. The protagonist, or so we initially believe, is Kate Thompson, a new, charming and good looking Tory trade minister who is sent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre
A Legacy of Spies
John le Carre
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | September 2017 Book of the Month Although unanimously heralded for featuring the return of spy master Smiley, this is more about his sidekick Peter Guillam, a sometimes melancholy tale revisiting the past...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Corpus by Rory Clements
Rory Clements
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 know we are in good hands here. If you have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017
Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills
Where Dead Men Meet
Mark Mills
Absolutely thrilling… this is a fast-paced, firecracker of a read, set in Europe as the Second World War is brewing. Why is Luke Hamilton, intelligence officer at the British Embassy in Paris the target of an assassination attempt? As Luke...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017
Woman of State by Simon Berthon
Woman of State
Simon Berthon
July 2017 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. A fascinating, intelligent and penetrating political thriller set in Belfast, Dublin and London. In 1991 Maire steps into the centre of a storm that will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017
The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling
The Four Horsemen
Gregory Dowling
A captivating, vibrant, and exciting tale of secret societies, death and disorder in the middle of Venice in the 1750’s. This is the second in the ‘Alvise Marangon Mystery series’, set after ‘Ascension’. Alvise finds himself investigating the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017
Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri
Arminius The Limits of Empire
Robert Fabbri
Teeming with more brutal betrayal and conflict than you can shake an axe at, this first-rate historical fiction from the author of the epic Vespasian sequence recounts Rome’s monumental defeat in deep, dark Teutoburg Wald. Arminius of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017
The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer
The Outcasts of Time
Ian Mortimer
An absolutely riveting walk through time. The moment I heard about ‘The Outcasts of Time’ I knew I had to read it, the premise is just fascinating. In 1348, brothers John and William are informed they have only six days...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
Forever and a Death by Donald E. Westlake
Forever and a Death
Donald E. Westlake
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Sadly missed US crime legend Westlake's books were often the object of many classic Hollywood adaptations, but he is also remembered as the screenwriter for The Grifters as a result of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/06/2017
Defectors by Joseph Kanon
Joseph Kanon
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Ex-American publisher Joe Kanon is a much underrated master of the classic espionage tale, best known for The Good German which was filmed with George Clooney in the eponymous part,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
After the Fire by Will Hill
After the Fire
Will Hill
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a nutshell: tense, super-suspenseful novel based on harrowing real life events After the Fire was inspired by the Waco siege in Texas 1993 when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
Reconciliation for the Dead by Paul E. Hardisty
Reconciliation for the Dead
Paul E. Hardisty
This third explosive political page-turner featuring Claymore Straker sees the justice-driven protagonist back in South Africa testifying before Desmond Tutu’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Gripping disclosures reveal why Clay was discharged as a paratrooper some fifteen years earlier, in 1980,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2017
Hunting the Hangman by Howard Linskey
Hunting the Hangman
Howard Linskey
A truly fascinating and totally engrossing read about the assassination plot against one of the most feared and hideous Nazi leaders of the Second World War. This may be classed as a work of fiction, yet it is seeped, in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
Underground Airlines
Ben H. Winters
A most unexpected, if gripping thriller from the author of the much-admired Last Policeman trilogy. The book takes place in an America where the Civil War came to a different conclusion and agreements were fudged to divide the country into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
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