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If heart-racing, high octane thrills and spills are your thing, look no further than the latest action reads in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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The beast in the jungle by Louis Bayard

The beast in the jungle

Louis Bayard

Audio CD

"April 1914. Former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit have embarked on a dangerous journey down an uncharted river in the Brazilian Amazon. Threatened as they are by disease, drowning and starvation, an even greater peril awaits them...

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Void ascendant by Premee Mohamed

Void ascendant

Premee Mohamed

eBook

"Survival has consequences. Seven years ago, the last survivor of Earth crashed through uncountable dimensions to a strange new world. Nick Prasad found shelter, and a living, as a prophet for the ruling family -- servants of the Ancient Ones who destroyed...

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The Carmarthen murders by John (Fiction writer) author. Nicholl

The Carmarthen murders

John (Fiction writer) author. Nicho...

Large Print

One missing girl. Five bodies. Time is running out. When nineteen-year-old university student Emma goes missing, Detective Inspector Gareth Gravel is called in. But what is a simple missing person case soon turns into something much darker as Gravel'...

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The chase by Evie Hunter

The chase

Evie Hunter

Large Print

When stable girl, Farah Ash, is sacked from her job, her only concern is the beloved horses she cares for. Farah suspects foul play and is determined to expose the secrets and lies she's uncovered - no matter what. Self-made millionaire, Isaac Fernan...

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Survive to fight  by Mark "Billy" Billingham

Survive to fight

Mark "Billy" Billingham

Book

"Matt Mason is attempting to put the army behind him, building a life for himself training anti-poaching forces on a Kenyan game reserve. He's looking forward to meeting up with his eldest child, Jo who has graduated naval college and taken a summer ...

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The gatekeeper  by James (Writer of suspense fiction) Byrne

The gatekeeper

James (Writer of suspense fiction) ...

Book

"A highly trained team of mercenaries launches a well-planned, coordinated attack on a well-guarded military contractor - but they didn't count on one thing, the right man being in the wrong place at the right time. Desmond Aloysius Limerick ("Dez" to...

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Clive Cussler's Dark vector  by Graham Brown

Clive Cussler's Dark vector

Graham Brown

Book

"1808, South China Sea. The infamous Chinese Pirate Queen Ching Shih was as powerful as she was feared. When a rogue captain in her fleet dares defy her wishes, devastation awaits and a ship full of plundered treasure sinks into history's deeps. Kurt...

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Red warning  by Matthew Quirk

Red warning

Matthew Quirk

Book

"CIA agent Sam Hudson has been hunting Konstantin, a Russian deep cover operative responsible for numerous murders on US and UK soil, for years - and he's finally picked up the trail in Geneva. But just as Sam is about to get vital intelligence, his source...

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The moorland murderers by Michael Jecks

The moorland murderers

Michael Jecks

Large Print

"July, 1556. En route to France and escape from Queen Mary's men, Jack Blackjack decides to spend the night at a Devon tavern, agrees to a game of dice - and ends up accused of murder. To make matters worse, the dead man turns out to have been the leader...

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Cold snap by Marc Cameron

Cold snap

Marc Cameron

Large Print

"After an early spring thaw on the Alaskan coast, Anchorage police discover a gruesome new piece of evidence in their search for a serial killer: a dismembered human foot. In Kincaid Park, a man is arrested for attacking a female jogger. Investigators...

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Dark angel by Brian Andrews

Dark angel

Brian Andrews

Large Print

"Former Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson returns to Nashville ready to begin his training with the elite warriors known as the Shepherds. He thinks he knows what to expect when he arrives on the sprawling, state-of-the-art facility but quickly realizes he'll...

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The runaway by Nicholas Petrie

The runaway

Nicholas Petrie

Large Print

"When Peter Ash rescues a stranded woman, he finds she's in far deeper trouble than he could ever imagine in the powerful new thriller in this bestselling and award-winning series. "Explosive and engaging! Fasten your seat belt, this is going to be a...

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Shadow of the eagle  by Damion Hunter

Shadow of the eagle

Damion Hunter

Book

"Will Britain take him in... or mark him as its enemy? Faustus Valerianus is the son of a Roman father and a British mother, a captive sold among the spoils after Claudius's invasion. Now both parents have died within a month of each other, and so he...

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Last man standing by Stephen Leather

Last man standing

Stephen Leather

Large Print

Friendships forged in the heat of combat can be stronger than anything. So when SAS trooper Matt Standing is told that the former Navy SEAL who saved his life is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to go to his aid - even if that means flying half way around...

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Red warning by Matthew Quirk

Red warning

Matthew Quirk

Large Print

"CIA officer Sam Hudson races to find a deep cover operative loose in the U.S. and a mole in the Agency before they can launch a devastating attack on Washington, D.C., in this adrenaline-fueled thriller from the author of The Night Agent and Hour of...

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The second sign  by Ernest Dempsey

The second sign

Ernest Dempsey

Book

"For millennia, stories of God's greatest prophets have inspired Christians across the world, urging them toward the kind of faith that compelled these celebrated sages of old. But one modern madman wants that power for himself, to conquer a world he...

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The jackass frigate  by Alaric Bond

The jackass frigate

Alaric Bond

Book

How do you maintain discipline on a ship when someone murders your first lieutenant - and a part of you - agrees with their action? December 1796. It was a time of unrest and discontent for Britain, made even worse by the war with Revolutionary France...

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A loyal traitor  by Tim Glister

A loyal traitor

Tim Glister

Book

"It's 1966. London is swinging, and the Cold War is spiralling. Clear cut lines have faded to grey areas. Whispers of conspiracies are everywhere. Spies on both sides of the iron curtain are running in circles, chasing constant plots and counterplots....

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The silver wolf  by J C. (Pseudonym) Harvey

The silver wolf

J C. (Pseudonym) Harvey

Book

"Amidst the chaos of the Thirty Years' War, Jack Fiskardo embarks upon a quest that will carry him inexorably from France to Amsterdam and then onto the battlefields of Germany. As he grows to manhood will he be able to unravel the mystery of his fat...

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Camelot by Giles Kristian

Camelot

Giles Kristian

eBook

"The Saxons have returned and their war bands stalk the land. The lords of Britain look only to their own survival, unable or unwilling to unite as they once did under Arthur. And in a monastery hidden in the marshlands of Avalon, a novice monk prepares...

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The saboteurs by Clive Cussler

The saboteurs

Clive Cussler

Large Print

"Detective Isaac Bell's wife has said that he is always in the wrong place at the right time. This is certainly the case when Bell thwarts the assassination of a U.S. Senator shortly after meeting the man. This heroic rescue is just the start of the ...

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Kill switch by James Phelan

Kill switch

James Phelan

Audio CD

"The countdown has begun. The world is under cyber attack. The secretive terror outfit of linked lone-wolf operatives, known as Zodiac, has activated another terrorist cell. Chaos will be unleashed at six-hour intervals, with each event more catastrophic...

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The good killer by Harry Dolan

The good killer

Harry Dolan

Audio CD

"Sean Tennant and Molly Winter are living quietly and cautiously in Houston when a troubled, obsessive stranger shatters the safety they have carefully constructed for themselves. Sean is at a shopping mall when Henry Alan Keen, scorned by a woman he's...

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The girl who ran by Nikki Owen

The girl who ran

Nikki Owen

Audio CD

"Dr Maria Martinez has finally escaped The Project facility that has been controlling her since birth. But in going against The Project's rigid protocol, the powers at the very top of the organisation will go to any length to re-initiate her. Their aim?...

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Curse the day by Judith O'Reilly

Curse the day

Judith O'Reilly

Audio CD

"Tobias Hawke was the tech genius boss of the British Institute for Deep Learning. Now his body has been found in his lab: he has been brutally murdered. Hawke was on the brink of an astonishing breakthrough in the field of Artificial Intelligence. H...

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The coldest warrior by Paul Vidich

The coldest warrior

Paul Vidich

Audio CD

"1953. A government scientist, Hank Wilson, dies after falling from the ninth floor of a Washington hotel. 1975. The release of the Rockefeller Commission report on illegal CIA activities suddenly brings the Wilson case back into the headlines; did he...

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Assassins by Rob (Thriller writer) Sinclair

Assassins

Rob (Thriller writer) Sinclair

Audio CD

"Stalking the streets of Prague, James Ryker is on the hunt for justice when he hears a news report of a murder in rural England. Big problem. He knows the victim. Ten years ago, in Qatar, Ryker led a team of assassins to kill him. He thought they had....

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Seven of swords  by Lewis Hastings

Seven of swords

Lewis Hastings

Book

"He has power, money, and influence. Damaged, but not defeated, Europe’s most-wanted criminal, the Jackdaw has his sights set on humbling the British government. With incriminating documents in his grasp, he’s ready to hold the UK to ransom, especially...

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Falling by T. J. (Novelist) Newman

Falling

T. J. (Novelist) Newman

Large Print

"You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don't know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot's family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane must...

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Scourge of God  by C. R. May

Scourge of God

C. R. May

Book

"The Barbarian North - AD450. Narrowly escaping the treacherous attack that killed his father, Halga Hunding treads the exile's path. Vowing vengeance, the young Jute forges a reputation as a warrior and a leader; but before he can act, a titanic str...

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The bear of Byzantium  by Simon Turney

The bear of Byzantium

Simon Turney

Book

"AD 1041. After successfully avenging the death of his father, Halfdan and the crew of the Sea Wolf seek adventure in strange new lands, far from their Scandinavian home. They join the fleet of Harald Hardrada, the legendary Viking commander, sailing...

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Countdown to midnight  by Dale Brown

Countdown to midnight

Dale Brown

Book

"In this sequel to Dale Brown's New York Times bestselling Arctic Storm Rising, former U.S. Air Force officer Nick Flynn is caught up in a shadow war against allied Russia and Iran - a duo wielding a terrifying new weapon. Nick Flynn is back in action,...

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The ninja betrayed  by Tori Eldridge

The ninja betrayed

Tori Eldridge

Book

"Things get personal for Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja Lily Wong in Hong Kong when she dives into the dangerous world of triads, romance, and corporate disaster during the height of the pro-democracy protests. Lily's mother has been summoned by ...

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The Moscow cipher by Scott Mariani

The Moscow cipher

Scott Mariani

Audio CD

"When twelve-year-old Valentina fails to return from a visit to her father in Moscow, alarm bells start ringing. Her rich and powerful family know there's one man they can depend on to bring her back safe: former SAS major Ben Hope. But what starts off...

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Tom Clancy  by Don Bentley

Tom Clancy

Don Bentley

Book

"When the leader of North Korea is catastrophically injured, his incapacitation inadvertently triggers a "dead-man's switch," activating an army of sleeper agents in South Korea and precipitating a struggle for succession. Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Seoul ...

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A lonely resurrection  by Barry Eisler

A lonely resurrection

Barry Eisler

Book

"All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by 'natural causes,' no one is willing to let him just retire. So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police...

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Deadly cure  by Mahi Cheshire

Deadly cure

Mahi Cheshire

Book

"The Hippocratic Oath: First, do no harm... Dr Rea Darsena is devastated when she loses out on her dream research job to her med-school rival, Dr Julia Stone. When it comes to light that Julia got the job using Rea's own cutting edge research on a po...

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One day in June  by Sam (Novelist) Martin

One day in June

Sam (Novelist) Martin

Book

"All his adult life Adrian Kramer had carried around with him a secret. But was it as big a secret, or one as explosive or life-threatening as the secret he stumbled into? Based on a true story and series of historical events, One Day In June is one ...

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The Omega Factor  by Steve Berry

The Omega Factor

Steve Berry

Book

"The Ghent Altarpiece is the most violated work of art in the world. Thirteen times it has been vandalized, dismantled, or stolen. Why? What secrets does it hold? Enter UNESCO investigator, Nicholas Lee, who works for the United Nations' Cultural Liaison...

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Bad actors  by Mick Herron

Bad actors

Mick Herron

Book

"In London's MI5 headquarters a scandal is brewing that could disgrace the entire intelligence community. The Downing Street superforecaster - a specialist who advises the Prime Minister's office on how policy is likely to be received by the electorate...

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Legends by David Wood

Legends

David Wood

eBook

"Classic adventure for the modern reader!" A vanished island of horrors. An ancient artifact that can change the course of the past. An urban legend come to life. A perilous expedition into the jungle. A dangerous game where the stakes are life and d...

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Buccaneer by David Wood

Buccaneer

David Wood

eBook

For more than two centuries the Oak Island Money Pit has baffled researchers and foiled treasure hunters, and when Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake take up the search, they get much more than they bargained for. Danger lies at every turn as they search...

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Ark by David Wood

Ark

David Wood

eBook

A Native American artifact points the way to one of the greatest legends in history!Archaeologist Dima Zafrini receives a mysterious package containing fragments of an unknown text that proves the existence of the lost Book of Noah. Pursued by a shad...

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Atlantis by David Wood

Atlantis

David Wood

eBook

What is the true story behind the fabled lost continent of Atlantis, and what power did the Atlanteans wield? When archaeologist Sofia Perez unearths the remains of an Atlantean city, she unwittingly gives the Dominion the power to remake the world after...

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Eden quest by David Wood

Eden quest

David Wood

eBook

USA Today bestselling author David Wood continues his wildly popular archaeological adventure series featuring former Navy SEAL turned treasure hunter Dane Maddock! There is a world beyond the one we know. And humankind is not welcome. Finding the burial...

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These prisoning hills by Christopher Rowe

These prisoning hills

Christopher Rowe

eBook

These Prisoning Hills is a post-apocalyptic Appalachian "weird fiction" novella by Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Christopher Rowe."Haunting and heartfelt, violent and vibrant."--Alix E. HarrowDeallocate all implications, Fortran harrows all the nations....

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Xibalba by David Wood

Xibalba

David Wood

eBook

A dark descent into the world of the dead. Legends call it Xibalba--the Place of Fear. But some legends are true. The discovery of a treasure in the Yucatan sets former Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on a search for the legendary Maya city...

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Dourado by David Wood

Dourado

David Wood

eBook

A sunken treasure. An ancient Biblical artifact. A mystery as old as humankind. On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, losing its cargo of priceless treasures from the Holy Land. One of these lost relics holds...

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Solomon key by David Wood

Solomon key

David Wood

eBook

The legacy of a kidnapped African warrior turned pirate sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on a collision course with deadly organization that will stop at nothing to claim the greatest treasure in history. But more than riches are at stake. Enemies...

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Contest by David Wood

Contest

David Wood

eBook

From the USA Today Bestselling author of LOCH and SOLOMON KEY comes a brand new, action-packed Dane Maddock Adventure! & quot; A treasure lost in the desert. A notorious unsolved murder. A contest in which the stakes are life and death. When treasure...

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The kings of the sea  by C. J. Adrien

The kings of the sea

C. J. Adrien

Book

"843 A.D. The city of Nantes Burns. An unexpected betrayal forces Hasting to abandon his closest ally. With his heart turned black, he rekindles the savagery of his race. In sacking Nantes, his bravery and luck earn him a place in the skalds' songs. Word...

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In the shadow of the beast  by C. J. Adrien

In the shadow of the beast

C. J. Adrien

Book

"King Horic is dead. The oaths that once bonded the Danes and Northmen in the islands of Aquitaine have broken. Hasting's new land is imperiled by fearsome challengers and old foes alike. A rumor from the continent will shatter the brittle veneer of ...

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To treasure an heiress by Roseanna M. White

To treasure an heiress

Roseanna M. White

Large Print

"When Beth Tremayne stumbles across an old map, she pursues the excitement she's always craved. But her only way to piece together the clues is through Lord Sheridan--a man she insists stole a prized possession. As they follow the clues, they uncover...

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The braver thing by Clifford Jackman

The braver thing

Clifford Jackman

eBook

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A summer for war  by Darrell Duthie

A summer for war

Darrell Duthie

Book

"Some battles you can't escape...The summer of 1917. Near Lens, France. The vaunted Vimy Ridge has been taken. Lieutenant Malcolm MacPhail has settled into his position on the divisional staff. Yet there will be no peace for him and his comrades this...

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The fourth prophecy  by Glenn Cooper

The fourth prophecy

Glenn Cooper

Book

"A beloved professor of theology and archaeology at Harvard, Cal Donovan has achieved renown - but he drops everything when he is called by his friend Pope Celestine to investigate the potential existence of a mysterious prophecy. And it soon becomes...

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Airside  by James Swallow

Airside

James Swallow

Book

"Beleaguered businessman Kevin Tyler's life is imploding: he's spent months setting up a deal to open an office in Northern Germany, risking everything he owns to push the project through - but at the last possible moment, his partners renege on the ...

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Call of duty  by Jeff Rovin

Call of duty

Jeff Rovin

Book

"In this race-to-the-finish thriller in the bestselling Tom Clancy's Op-Center series, an attempt to exfiltrate a Chinese scientist threatens to incite a full-fledged war between China and the United States. When the launch of their powerful new hype...

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With a mind to kill  by Anthony Horowitz

With a mind to kill

Anthony Horowitz

Book

"It is M's funeral. One man is missing from the graveside: the traitor who pulled the trigger and who is now in custody, accused of M's murder - James Bond. Behind the Iron Curtain, a group of former Smersh agents want to use the British spy in an op...

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Lion  by Conn Iggulden

Lion

Conn Iggulden

Book

"Ancient Greece, 5th century BC. The age of myths and legends has given way to the world of men. In the front rank stands Pericles, Lion of Athens. Behind Pericles lies the greatest city of the ancient world. Before him, on land and at sea, stands th...

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HMS Hazard by David Donachie

HMS Hazard

David Donachie

eBook

"Can John Pearce resist the lure of a valuable capture and risk his ship in a dangerous battle to gain it, or will his duty come first?"--

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Perfect storm. 1  by Bobby Akart

Perfect storm. 1

Bobby Akart

Book

"The sun gives us life by radiating light and heat. Without this solar energy, the Earth would freeze. The sun also emits solar flares, eruptions of super-heated plasma that travel through the vacuum of space. When two successive blasts slam into each...

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The silver serpent  by Scott Mariani

The silver serpent

Scott Mariani

Book

"To fight extraordinary odds, you need an extraordinary man. Under the fierce heat of the Australian outback, the laws of nature serve a rough justice. When a man vanishes deep in the Northern Territory, local police write it off. But his family susp...

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Lion by Conn Iggulden

Lion

Conn Iggulden

Audio CD

After the Gods. After the Myths and Legends came the World of Men. In their front rank stood Pericles. He will rise - and an Empire will be Born.--Taken from dust jacket.

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Arctic Sea by David Poyer

Arctic Sea

David Poyer

eBook

"In the aftermath of a world war with China, Admiral Dan Lenson is assigned to set up a US Navy base on the rugged North Slope of Alaska, in response to Russian seabed claims that reach nearly to the US coast. Yet the current administration seems odd...

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Trader's leap by Sharon Lee

Trader's leap

Sharon Lee

eBook

"The only bridge between past and future is a leap of faith. Pursued by enemies, exiled Liaden clan Korval is settling into a new base on backworld Surebleak. Moving is expensive, as is war, and Korval is strapped for cash. Delm Korval has therefore ...

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Cibola by David Wood

Cibola

David Wood

eBook

1539- In a remote Spanish outpost, one man holds the secret to the greatest treasure and deadliest secret in human history. Utah, Present Day- Cave paintings in a newly-discovered Indian site provide evidence that Christ visited the New World. Or do they?...

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Blue descent by David Wood

Blue descent

David Wood

eBook

Dane Maddock just wants to hunt for treasure and leave his past behind. After a series of tragedies, the former Navy SEAL and his crew travel to the Bahamas in search of the wreckake of Maelstrom, the flagship of notorious pirate Riddick Blackwood. But...

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The Bear of Britain  by Steven A. McKay

The Bear of Britain

Steven A. McKay

Book

"AD 432. BRITAIN. The winter snows are melting at last, but spring will bring more than just rebirth this year. The Saxons are coming, and that means WAR. Bellicus, Duro and Cai have travelled south to join the warlord, Arthur, and his growing army of...

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The fallen sword  by A. J. MacKenzie

The fallen sword

A. J. MacKenzie

Book

"Rejoining the English army laying siege to Calais, Simon Merrivale discovers that the conspiracy against the thrones of England and France has regrouped and gathered force. New allies have joined their ranks, including a dark secret society known as...

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The Saxon wolf  by Angus Donald

The Saxon wolf

Angus Donald

Book

"Conflict flares once more in Saxony... March, AD 773. Bjarki Bloodhand is now Fire Born - a legendary berserker inhabited by the ferocious spirit of a bear in battle. Yet he has sworn never again to allow that sacred rage to possess him, lest he for...

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Larcum Mudge  by Philip K. Allan

Larcum Mudge

Philip K. Allan

Book

"On a hot night in the Caribbean, a lone Royal Navy ship commanded by a sadistic captain, succumbs to bloody mutiny. With the Peace of Amiens imminent, Captain Alexander Clay and the crew of the Griffin are sent to track down and recapture the rebel ship....

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In northern seas  by Philip K. Allan

In northern seas

Philip K. Allan

Book

"As the long war with France enters its eighth year, there is trouble in the Baltic. Napoleon is busy recruiting new allies to cut off Britain's vital trade in naval supplies. Captain Alexander Clay is given a new command, the Royal Navy frigate Griffin,...

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The turn of the tide  by Philip K. Allan

The turn of the tide

Philip K. Allan

Book

"Freshly back from a year in the Indian Ocean, it is not long before Alexander Clay and the crew of the Titan are in action once more. This time they are sent on a secret mission across the Channel. Amongst the forests and marshes of Southern Brittany,...

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Backstory  by William L. Myers

Backstory

William L. Myers

Book

"Jackson Robert Hunter wakes up with a badly battered head and no memory. When clues convince him that his wife's recent suicide was murder, he sets out to find the killer. But his cross-country odyssey triggers damning memories, suggesting that Jackson...

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Stars & stripes by Sean Grigsby

Stars & stripes

Sean Grigsby

eBook

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Night school by Lee. author. Child

Night school

Lee. author. Child

Audio CD

It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom--an FBI agent and a CIA ...

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The silver serpent by Scott Mariani

The silver serpent

Scott Mariani

Audio CD

Under the fierce heat of the Australian outback, the laws of nature serve a rough justice. When a man vanishes deep in the Northern Territory, local police write it off. But his family suspect otherwise - and when the call for help goes out, Ben Hope...

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Two nights in Lisbon  by Chris Pavone

Two nights in Lisbon

Chris Pavone

Book

"Ariel Price wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is gone - no warning, no note, not answering his phone. Something is wrong. She starts with hotel security, then the police, then the American embassy, at each confronting questions she can't fully ...

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Omega rules  by Eric Lustbader

Omega rules

Eric Lustbader

Book

"Evan Ryder was once a field agent for a black-ops arm of the Department of Defense. Now she works for Parachute, a cutting-edge quantum-computing firm whose private espionage network exceeds any government spy agency. But her mission remains the same:...

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