An extract from Inferno, the astonishing new thriller from Dan Brown, the bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. Inferno features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon once again 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. This preview includes the prologue and first chapter of Inferno.
Inferno is published on 14 May.
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum, Treasure Island is a timeless adventure full of mutiny, murder and mayhem. After finding a map in Captain's Flint's sea chest that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island, young Jim Hawkins joins the ship Hispaniola as a cabin boy. Encountering the unforgettable characters Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Dr Livesey and the sinister Long John Silver - the most infamous pirate of all - along the way, Jim also has to face up to a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages as he searches for his stash of gold. Packed with adventure and iconic characters, Treasure Island has been chosen as one of 2013's World Book Night books.
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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR - YOU MIGHT JUST GET IT...
Buddy is just your average guy, So imagine his surrise when he fills in a survey on a wish-fulfilment website and only days later hooks up with the hottest actress in Hollywood.
But as Buddy is about to discover, in life, you have to read the small print. When he finds out the gruesome price he must pay to the architects
of the Wish List, he knows there's only one man he can call to get him out of this nightmare: Donovan Creed, killer-for-hire.
COULD YOU BETRAY ALL YOU'VE EVER KNOWN, FOR THE LIFE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED?
Donovan Creed was once an assassin for the CIA. Now he's a freelance killer who works for anyone who can pay - and double crosses anyone who can't.
Creed's about to spend some ill-gotten gains on a luxurious Florida vacation with the gorgeous Rachel and he's looking forward to a holiday from trouble. But when you've just stolen billions of dollars from two of the world's most lethal criminals, trouble has a habit of catching up with you wherever you are...
When you've already betrayed everyone you love, who can you turn to for help?
Former CIA assassin Donovan Creed finds himself at odds with mob-connected Tony Spumoni and practically everyone else he knows, including his boss Darwin, lover Gwen, daughter Kimberly, protégé Callie, co-worker Lou, physician Doc Howard, assorted board members, terrorists, and even a zoo full of angry monkeys!
What would it take to make you a killer?
One day a total stranger walks into your home and offers you $100k in cash. The only condition is that if you do, someone will die. The twist is, that person has killed before. Would you take the money?
When he's not working for the government Donovan Creed, ruthless assassin, runs a special line in contract killings. Right now he's involved in a crazed social experiment, but he's finding it hard to reconcile with his conscience...
Nightmares have a way of returning - of seeping through the consciousness. And when they vanish for a while, sometimes we can even grow to miss them . . . Pan Macmillan are proud to present a brand new reissue of the first ever edition of The Pan Book of Horror Stories. Fiendish, fantastic and downright chilling, these tales were originally selected for Pan by legendary horror anthologist Herbert van Thal. Fifty years on, they are as compelling, evocative and macabre as ever. Highlighted by a new introduction from Johnny Mains, 'A Brief History of the Horrors', the legacy of this astonishing collection - that became a defining influence on the genre - is self-evident. We have made an exclusive few available digitally, so choose your next nightmare here . . .
CC is trapped by a job she no longer loves in an unfriendly city. So when her new boyfriend decides it's time to sell up and move to the South of France, she decides in seconds to change her life. After all, who wouldn't pick an azure sea, aperitifs and sunshine over a dreary commute and a rainy climate?
She hadn't expected a tumbledown farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. Or a motley assortment of surly builders, eccentric farmers and a resentful, terrifying neighbour - who happens to be her boyfriend's aunt.
Suddenly, CC's dream of a place in the sun is looking more like a nightmare. Does she have the courage to stick it out, and make a home of her French house?
WOULD YOU GIVE UP THE WOMAN YOU LOVE IF HER DEATH COULD SAVE MILLIONS?
Rachel Case went to the doctor for a routine blood donation. Now she is the most valuable woman in history. For Rachel possesses a unique gene - a marker that holds the key to protecting the world from a pandemic that could wipe out humanity.
The government are desperate for Rachel's DNA. So desperate, they've sent in a squad to take her to a top-secret, high-security facility. Only Donovan Creed, killer-for-hire and Rachel's lover, can free her. But only Rachel's husband Sam knows where she is. And he hates Creed with a passion...
This short story is taken from Manhattan in Reverse, the first short story collection in thirteen years from the master of space opera. Peter F. Hamilton takes us on a journey from a murder mystery in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s to a brand new story featuring Paula Mayo, Deputy Director of the Intersolar Commonwealth's Serious Crimes Directorate. Dealing with intricate themes and topical subjects this top ten bestselling author is at the top of his game.
The cover image for The Demon Trap was designed by Andrew Parkes as part of a competition run by Pan Macmillan in association with SFX magazine.
Bill has had the same spot under the archway outside Critchley's Bank for years. He knows all the staff: the yuppies, the middle-management, the executives . . . perhaps better than they know themselves. Across the company, from lowest to highest ranking, each looks at what the other has. But with every rung further up the ladder problems become increasingly complex and more difficult to escape from . . .