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  • Michael Crichton Set - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007937943 - Michael Crichton
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    Michael Crichton
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    During his life, Congo and Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton was widely regarded as one of the finest science fiction writers around. This collection brings together three of his electrifying stories that you may not yet have discovered. Always inventive, you are sure to be wowed - and perhaps a little scared - by every adventure.

    Micro, a collaboration with Richard Preston, finds a host of microbots that have been designed to reproduce and learn reprogramming themselves as predators; while Next covers a favourite theme of Crichton's - the world of genetic engineering... Prey sees a group of students overwhelmed by the power of a stunning new technology.

  • Frederick Forsyth Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780099586326 - Frederick Forsyth
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    Frederick Forsyth
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    Featuring unputdownable novels alongside an array of short stories, this fantastic 12-book collection features the very best work from bestselling author Frederick Forsyth, including The Day of the Jackal. Other highlights include The Odessa File, a story set in 1963 which finds a young German reporter in a life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp commander; The Fourth Protocol, a tale of espionage and international intrigue; and No Comebacks, a collection of 10 stories encompassing deception, blackmail, murder and revenge.

    Great for lovers of both short stories and gripping, suspenseful fiction, this is a must-have collection of Forsyth's writing that is fascinating, pacy and informative.
  • Helen MacInnes Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298709
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    Dubbed 'the queen of spy thrillers', Helen MacInnes has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. In this thrilling set of three espionage thrillers, we bring our customers Book People's favourite Helen MacInnes books, including one that inspired a 1943 Joan Crawford film...

    Richard and Frances Myles' summer holiday in pre-war Europe goes awry as they're carefully monitored by shadowy figures in Above Suspicion; an ex-soldier becomes entangled in a jewellery robbery with international complications in Pray for a Brave Heart; and a young Czechoslovakian woman and her American lover are the targets of a terrifying hunt, one sure to end in death, in Snare of the Hunter.

    A treat for fans of well-written spy fiction, our three-book Helen MacInnes Collection is full of twists, turns and fast-paced action. A highly recommended collection of books!
  • Fu Manchu Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298716 - Sax Rohmer
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    Sax Rohmer
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    Throughout this three-book set, ultimate villain Dr Fu-Manchu is seeking to climb the ladder of the secret society's hierachy and to pave the way for the conquest of his native China. Relentlessly pursued by Commissioner Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr Petrie - the narrator of these mood-drenched adventures - will Fu-Manchu be able to achieve his evil dreams?

    Written by Sax Rohmer in the early 20th century, the stories are a tantalising mix of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond... The Mystery of Dr Fu-Manchu introduces the emissary of evil society; The Hand of Dr Fu-Manchu finds him back with a new terrifying plan; and Daughter of Fu-Manchu follows Fah Lo Suee as she tries to find power and leadership over the evil cults of the East. No one can stop her - apart from her father...

    This collection contains books 1, 3 and 4 in Sax Rohmer's Fu-Manchu series.
  • Len Deighton Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007937196 - Len Deighton
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    Len Deighton
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    Heralded as 'a master of fictional espionage', our Len Deighton Collection contains six suspenseful books from the bestselling Harry Palmer (which was made into a classic movie starring Michael Caine) and Bomber author.

    From hunting a spy on the streets of Cairo in City of Gold, to the occupation of Britain by the Nazis in SS-GB, Deighton paints a vivid picture of life lived at the extreme - full of suspense, intrigue and explosive pace.

    Comprised of intricate plots, compelling characters and brilliantly drawn backgrounds, Len Deighton is a special talent whose tales will fascinate every reader. Completely unputdownable!
  • David Downing Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781908699992 - David Downing
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    David Downing
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    Fizzing with suspense from the first page to the last, our collection of David Downing books is an outstanding set of three post-war fiction titles that follow the exploits of British spy John Russell.

    Fast forward four years since Russell left his son, Paul, and lover Effi Koenen in volatile Berlin: Potsdam Station sees Russell return to Germany to find out if they're alive and to protect them from the advancing Red Army. But his plan is faltered by the Soviets, who find a use for him that has him parachuting into Berlin behind the German lines. Forced into becoming a double agent for the Soviets in Lehrter Station and embarking on the most dangerous task of his life in Masaryk Station, our David Downing Collection is convincing, compelling and captivating - just perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Robert Harris.

    This book contains books 3-6 of David Downing's John Russell series.

  • Brett Battles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780099586340 - Brett Battles
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    Brett Battles
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    The first three Jonathan Quinn books available at a brilliant price, this collection of thrillers is perfect for Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne and Alex Cross fans.

    A superbly fleshed-out character from the acclaimed author Brett Battles, Jonathan Quinn has the heart of a loner and is a freelance operative. His job? To dispose of bodies for anyone willing to pay him enough, no questions asked. But a job like this is laced with danger and Quinn often finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time... Throughout these books, Quinn finds himself in over his head, facing up against a silent assassin in a mission which takes him to Africa and back and having to destroy all trace of one of his best friends.

    Brutal, gripping and harrowing, these espionage thrillers are not for the faint-hearted.

  • Iain Gale Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007944699 - Iain Gale
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    Iain Gale
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    A hugely vivid series that finely combines action and intrigue, the Book People's collection of Iain Gale books is a set of brilliantly old-fashioned tales of military strategy and valour, starring a hero who is both colourful and powerful - Jack Steel.

    In Man of Honour, fresh from victory over Louis XIV's France, Jack Steel, Lieutenant of the finest infantry in Queen Anne's army, must lead his men through the battle for Blenheim to collect a letter whose controversial contents could destroy the Duke of Marlborough. Rules of War follows Jack as he is sent undercover to discover and deal with national traitors; while Brothers in Arms sees Jack promoted to captain as his Grenadier troops are ambushed by the French cavalry.

    Sure to appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe - which was dramatised for television and starred Game of Thrones' and Lord of the Rings' Sean Bean - and Patrick O'Brian books, our three-book Iain Gale Collection is a powerful and stunning series of historical adventures - a treat for every history buff.

    This collection contains books 1, 2 and 3 of Iain Gale's Jack Steel series.

  • AJLTL
    Chris Ewan
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    And just as your plan is developing, so you're evolving, too. You're changing in ways you never would have thought possible before. But that's acceptable to you. You're prepared to do whatever it takes...Why? Because you're the specialist. And that's how you're going to succeed. What do you do if your fiancee goes missing, presumed taken? If you're Daniel Trent, a highly trained specialist in hostage negotiation, the answer is simple: you find out who took her and you make them talk. But matters are complicated when Daniel's chief suspect is kidnapped. How does he get him back quickly - and alive? Set in Marseilles, Dead Line is a fast-paced thriller that pitches the reader into Daniel's world, as he tries desperately to secure the release of Jerome Moreau from a ruthless gang in order to interrogate him on the whereabouts of his fiancee, Aimee. When things don't go according to plan, Daniel must use all his skills and instincts to find the answers he's looking for. But will he meet the deadline?
  • AMDRI
    Chris Ryan
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    Northern Ireland, 1993. For high-flying MI5 officer Avery Chance the real war has only just begun. When Chance is abducted by the IRA's notorious Nutting Squad, her hopes lie in the hands of a young SAS recruit who must risk everything to bring her home. Twenty years after his act of self-sacrifice in Belfast ex-SAS legend John Bald is a scarred shadow of his former self. But when a face from the past appears and rescues him from deep trouble, Bald is offered one last shot at redemption. His target is Kurt Pretorius, a ruthless mercenary operating deep in the wilds of war-ravaged Somali. In a world where rogue mercenaries operate beyond the reach of the law, Kurt Pretorius has transformed himself into a god. It is up to Bald to stop Pretorius before he turns Somalia into a terrorist haven. But Bald quickly finds himself sucked into a twisted game of survival, where the stakes could not be higher - and the price of failure is his life...With time running out, Bald must kill Pretorius before he brings down everyone around him. It's a mission Bald was born to do. Because sometimes, the only way to beat your deadliest enemy...is to be like your deadliest enemy. This is the fourth book in Chris Ryan's Extreme series. The Chris Ryan Extreme books take you even further into the heart of the mission with more extreme action, more extreme language and more extreme pace. Like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Medal of Honour you'll feel part of the team. Chris Ryan Extreme: Silent Kill has previously been published as four separate shorter missions. Now in one book to keep you at the heart of the action.
  • SIDE
    Gerald Seymour
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    Written by Gerald Seymour, the author of Harry's Game, The Outsiders describes how Winnie Monks has never forgotten - or forgiven - the death of an agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian Army Major.

    Years later, she hears the Major is travelling to the Costa del Sol and sends in a surveillance unit to spy on him... They find a perfect base to spy from that will also be ideal for Winnie's darker, less official, plans but it turns out the property isn't deserted. The owners have invited young British couple Jonno and Posie to housesit while they are away.

    The new couple are supposed to be on a carefree break in the sun, but everything changes when the Secret Services team arrives...
  • AGPWP
    Dan Brown
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    Dan Brown's new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante's Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world. With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm. A landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."
  • David Donachie Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749011956 - David Donachie
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    David Donachie
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    Three novels written by the Scottish historical author David Donachie, all featuring the unforgettable character John Pearce.

    By the Mast Divided sees young firebrand Pearce illegally press-ganged on to a brutal life aboard the HMS Brilliant in 1793. He becomes the leader of an exclusive gun crew as HMS Brilliant chases a French privateer across the English Channel during an action-packed two weeks.

    A Shot Rolling Ship finds Pearce pressed into the navy for the second time in a month, this time working aboard the HMS Griffin, a slow and over-crowded ship that sails the Channel in search of French privateers that prey on English merchant shipping. But Pearce has to save his ailing father from the dangers of revolutionary Paris and to do that, he must somehow leave the ship...

    An Awkward Commission sees Pearce having to take ship and follow fellow Pelicans who have been shipped off to the Mediterranean. As he arrives at the port of Toulon, the tension between crews and captains intensifies and comes to a brilliant head when the HMS Brilliant is detached from the fleet and heads for North Africa, under the orders of Captain Horatio Nelson.

    Three action-packed reads!

    Please note: after receiving feedback from customers, these books have now been reprinted with larger text.

  • AEBYP
    Alan Glynn
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    A private security contractor loses it in the Congo, with deadly consequences, while in Ireland the ex-prime minister struggles to write his memoir.

    A tabloid star is killed in a helicopter crash and three years later a young journalist is warned off the story. As a news story breaks in Paris, a US senator prepares his campaign to run for office. What links these things and who controls what we know?

    With echoes of John Le Carre and 24, Alan Glynn has written another crime novel of and for our times - a ferocious thriller that moves from Dublin to New York via West Africa, and thrillingly explores the legacy of corruption in big business, the West's fear of China, the fate of ex-military, the role of backroom political players, and the quick fix of online news.

    This book has been hand-picked for the Book People's FaberShop, in partnership with Faber & Faber.
  • CCUSA
    Clive Cussler
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    Classic Dirk Pitt adventure, where the adventurer is drawn to the burning African desert, and a secret that could destroy all life in the world's seas. Deep in the African desert, Pitt discovers that a top-scinetific installation is leaking a lethal chemical into the rivers, threatening to kill thousands of people -- and to destroy all life in the world's seas. To warn the world of catastrophe, Pitt must escape capture and death at the hands of a ruthless West African dictator and French industrialist, and undertake a long, perilous journey across the merciless Sahara!
  • CCUSB
    Clive Cussler
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    A CLASSIC DIRK PITT ADVENTURE A desperate call for help from a stricken archaeological expedition brings Dirk Pitt to a sacred well high in the Andes. What he discovers as he attempts to rescue two divers lost in the perilous depths, leads him into deadly confrontation with a band of ruthless art-thieves, who plunder ancient sites for their precious artefacts. Dirk Pitt's extraordinary adventures take him to the fabled Lost City of the Dead, lead him in search of a Spanish galleon washed miles inland by a giant tidal wave centuries before, and eventually set him on the trail of a fabulous hoard of Inca gold. But Pitt will need all his skills and tenacity simply to survive as he races to track down the sacred site - before the richest prize known to man is lost to the world forever...
  • CHRYB
    Chris Ryan
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    1982. The Falklands War. Young SAS trooper, Mark Black, risks his life to capture an Argentine girl spy. To knock out enemy bombers a daring mission is planned against a fortified airbase on Tierra del Fuego, the remote tip of the South American mainland. Black and his fellow SAS are sent in ahead to reconnoitre. Detected by the enemy, they must fight their way out...Twenty years on and an Argentine military junta is returned to power. They determine to reinvade the Falkland Islands. Now a senior NCO, Black is back in the South Atlantic, haunted by memories he thought he had buried. British air defences have been knocked out in a sneak attack. Once again Argentine forces are being secretly readied for an assault on the Islands. A team from the crack SAS Mountain Troop is inserted by submarine. But has the mission been compromised from the start? When fate throws Black together with a girl from his past, he is faced with a conflict of loyalties. Can he trust her now? And can they escape in time to destroy the enemy bombers and prevent all-out war? Land Of Fire is another non-stop, palm-pounding thriller from the established master of the genre.
  • AHCUS
    Chris Ewan
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    What do you do if your fiancee goes missing, presumed taken? If you're Daniel Trent, a trained specialist in hostage negotiation, you'll simply find out who took her and make them talk. But things get complicated when Daniel's chief suspect is himself kidnapped...

    Can he get him back quickly - and alive? A fast-paced thriller from Chris Ewan, the bestselling author of Safe House, Dead Line is set in Marseilles and has twists, turns and a gang-led storyline that will have you racing through the pages...

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  • CCUSD
    Clive Cussler
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    THE CLASSIC DIRK PITT ADVENTURE A NUCLEAR PEARL HARBOUR Buried in the depths of the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Japan, lies one of the greatest drowned secrets of World Wart Two -- a crashed B--29 Bomber that was carrying a third atomic bomb to Japan in 1945. Its deadly cargo, lost in the sea for nearly fifty years, is at the heart of this classic Dirk Pitt thriller, in which a small group of Japanese nationalist fanatics, dreaming of a new Nipponese Empire, set out to neutralise and blackmail the USA -- with nuclear weapons planted strategically in the country's major cities!