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Vintage 007 Collection - 14 Books (collection)
This collection also includes a sneak preview excerpt of Dan Brown's long-awaited new novel Inferno, published on 14 May.
Derek Robinson's brilliantly researched tales of the RAF's World War II campaign present a realistic, yet humorous, portrait of the men who performed their duty for their country in flying death traps. In the dark days of war, these men were fully aware that there was nothing else they could do while in these RAF planes except dig in and hang on. The trilogy of books featured here - Piece of Cake, A Clean Good Fight and Damned Good Show - include an emotional and convincing account of the Hornet Squadron's part in the Battle of Britain and they are all full of evocative detail and convincing dialogue. These are books that perfectly capture the sacrifices these men made, while also showing how they managed to keep their spirits up.
Three authentic and gripping wartime tales that are sprinkled with drama and romance, the Robert Radcliffe Set introduces this wonderful author to a new, wider audience. Radcliffe?s first World War II novel Under an English Heaven received much popular acclaim and he has since followed up that success with the publication of Upon Dark Waters and Across the Blood-Red Skies, each of which is included in this set. With remarkable characterisation and compelling battle scenes, these are highly recommended wartime novels.
This Chris Ryan collection contains three action-packed adventures that bring his own thrilling life in the SAS to the page with a vividness and realism that can not be matched by imagination alone. Every single one of his novels has been a top ten bestseller and it is easy to see why - intelligent, entertaining and guaranteed to provide an adrenaline rush, Land of Fire, Hit List and Tenth Man Down are books that are unputdownable and guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat!
From Edward Marston, the bestselling author of the Railway Detective and Domesday series, this set contains three enthralling historical adventures set in early 1700s France. Vividly detailed, follow soldier of fortune Captain Daniel Fawson as he faces three deadly battles against a backdrop of espionage, treachery and dastardly politics. Historical fiction that is full of adventure.
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 Commision 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 Horation Nelson. Three action-packed reads!
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Based around the Mayan prophecy that claims the human race will end on 21 December 2012, Steve Alten's bestselling Mayan Prophecy trilogy is a thrilling bestseller. The stories delve into ancient legacies, the pyramids of Mexico and Egypt and the Nazca desert drawings and spins a chilling story that is brilliantly researched. Full of conspiracy and dark forces, these books will keep you up at night and might well have you glancing nervously at your calendar as we approach this December...
The final instalment in a debut trilogy from Tom Rob Smith, an author with a burgeoning reputation for producing engrossing crime fiction, Agent 6 sees former Secret Service agent Leo Demidov exiled from the Soviet Union and separated from his family ? all in the search of Agent 6. A moving and captivating conclusion to a debut series that included the highly acclaimed Child 44 and superb follow-up The Secret Speech, this edgy and action-packed hardback edition is a further example of Smith?s incredible ability to combine narrative tension and psychological insight.