Action & Adventure
Jason Bourne will be back on the big screen this summer and if you want to read about more of his adventures, this collection will have you on tenterhooks.
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Featuring three of Eric Van Lustbader's novels that continue the story of Robert Ludlum's series, each book is full of twists and turns as the amnesiac spy finds himself in perilous situations. The Bourne Imperative finds Bourne pulling a drowning man from a lake who wakes up as amnesiac - a chilling reminder of Bourne's own past. It turns out this is the man that the Mossad agent Rebekah is willing to go off the grid to track down...
The Bourne Retribution is an exhilarating story about a major Mexican drug lord that is trafficking something far more deadly. Mossad have no choice but to turn to Bourne, but are they aware he's got his own personal vendetta?; The Bourne Ascendancy has Bourne working as a 'blacksmith' - someone hired by high-level government ministers to impersonate them at meetings as they are afraid of assassination attempts. In one meeting, it turns out the gunmen are after Bourne himself - and now he's going to have to bow to a terrorist's demands that could have dire consequences for the whole world...
This collection contains books 10, 11 and 12 in the Bourne series
The bestselling creator of Sharpe, Bernard Cornwell is one of Britain's top authors. Here, we've brought together five stand-alone novels that are full of seafaring adventure.
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In Sea Lord, an eccentric and reluctant aristocrat wants to live a new life as a sea-gypsy but a terrible theft from his ancestral home hauls him back to Britain; Stormchild focuses on a battle between sailors and environmentalists; and Wildtrack finds a crippled Falklands War veteran sailing into the north Atlantic to discover whether a famous TV personality is, in fact, a vicious murderer.
Crackdown finds a cruise that is meant to help ailing people recover being cursed by drug-fuelled murder; and Scoundrel follows a man as he returns home to Cape Cod in an attempt to escape his involvement with the Provisional IRA. The attempt is unsuccessful...
The nautical theme makes these thrillers stand out and the rip-roaring nature means they're impossible to put down. You'll sail right through all five!
Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab provides exhilarating thrills in this three-book collection about former SAS trooper, Nick Stone.
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In the first book Remote Control, the SAS no longer wants Stone's services after a botched mission, but British Intelligence does - and it's going to be a dirty job. When he's transferred to Washington DC, he finds himself on the run from terrorists with a seven-year-old survivor of their previous attack...
Crisis Four finds Stone again working in the dangerous world of deniable operations. This time, he's been tasked with hunting down the beautiful Sarah Greenwood, the only woman he's ever opened up to. Will he be able to solve the conspiracy theory to which she holds the key?
Stone is in desperate need of cash in Firewall, so takes a freelance job of kidnapping a Russian warlord. Soon he finds himself in the dark underbelly of Estonia, while Russia launches a cyber attack with the intention of discovering all the West's military secrets. It's up to Stone to stop them...
High-octane thrillers that had to be vetted by the Ministry of Defence as they are so close to the truth, fans of Lee Child, Vince Flynn and other action-packed books will devour these.
This collection contains books 1-3 in Andy McNab's Nick Stone series.
From the author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling thriller The Eagle Has Landed, Book People is pleased to introduce this fantastically gripping set of 12 books from Jack Higgins, a true master of tension.
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Containing masterful tales of intrigue, suspense and full-blown action, Higgins cleverly crafts uncertainty into every chapter - leaving you yearning for more. Featuring assassins, IRA members, Nazis, al-Qaeda killers and many more than we can mention, this high-octane set of sensational Jack Higgins books will appeal to fans of Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, Len Deighton and Clive Cussler books.
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?
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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.
Fans of Castle - the hit TV show starring Firefly's Nathan Fillion - will love having the chance to read the Derrick Storm books that have appeared in the programme. 'Written' by Richard Castle himself, this collection includes two novels and an omnibus edition that brings together three interconnecting short stories.
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When high-level bankers everywhere from Tokyo to London are gruesomely murdered by an old nemesis, Derrick Storm makes his comeback in Storm Front... Can he track down the killer?; Ultimate Storm brings together A Brewing Storm, A Raging Storm and A Bloody Storm - stories that find Derrick assisting a high-profile kidnapping case taking place in Washington, D.C.
In Wild Storm, Derrick's plane home from the Swiss Alps takes a nose dive. After heroically saving the plane and the lives of everyone on board, he hears three other planes have crashed under similar circumstances...
Heralded as 'a master of fictional espionage', this collection contains six suspenseful books from Len Deighton, the bestselling author of the Harry Palmer stories (which was made into a classic movie starring Michael Caine) and Bomber.
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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!
THE BOURNE IDENTITY meets Indiana Jones - a debut thriller to take your breath away. A mother and child savagely abducted from a snow-swept mountainside. A loyal soldier tortured and executed on a remote Scottish moor. A lost warplane discovered in the heart of the Amazon jungle, harbouring a secret of earth-shattering evil. A desperate race to defeat a terrifying conspiracy emanating from the darkest days of Nazi Germany. One thread unites them all. Only one man can unravel it. Will Jaeger. The Hunter. GHOST FLIGHT, the explosive debut from TV presenter and survival expert Bear Grylls, was inspired by the experiences of Bear's grandfather, Brigadier Ted Grylls, and his role in a secret task force during World War II.
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"The story you are about to read will have to make do for the conversations we never had." Set against the backdrop of the events that shaped China in the twentieth century - the Chinese Civil War, the Second World War, the Cultural Revolution - Canton Elegy is a love story, an adventure story and an intimate portrait of a family bound together by devotion as they struggle to survive. With his wife Belle and their four young children, Stephen Jin-Nom Lee braves famine and flood, corruption and the devastation of war, to make a home and a life for the ones he holds dear. From the 300-mile journey Belle undertakes on foot when she and the children are trapped behind enemy lines in Hong Kong, to the night when he stands at his window watching Canton burn, Stephen observes his world with an artist's sensibility and tells the family's story with great tenderness - all so that his children may understand their history and remember their father's love. Looking across the years towards a time when he himself will be gone and their own lives may be drawing to a close, he puts his desire simply and powerfully: "I want my heart to have a voice so I can love you louder."
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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.
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Fast forward four years since Russell left his son, Paul, and lover Effi Koenen in volatile Berlin and 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.
The first three Jonathan Quinn books available at a brilliant price, this collection of thrillers is perfect for fans of Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne and Alex Cross.
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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.
This collection includes books 1-3 in Brett Battles' Jonathan Quinn series.
THE FIRST PART OF A SENSATIONAL NEW TWO-BOOK SEQUENCE THAT WILL BE THE BIGGEST AND MOST EPIC BEN HOPE ADVENTURE YET! TO POSSESS IT HE WILL PAY IN BLOOD Where ex-SAS major Ben Hope goes, trouble always follows...Ben Hope is trained to identify danger. So when he finds out that someone very important to him is working on a US container ship in the treacherous seas off the East African coast, he fears the worst. Within days the ship is hijacked by pirates. Taking matters into his own hands, Ben embarks upon the most daring rescue mission of his career ...because this is no ordinary hostage situation. There is something on board the ship that's more precious than life itself - and a bloodthirsty tyrant will kill to possess it. As events spiral out of control, Ben Hope's skill and resourcefulness will be tested like never before. Ben would die to protect those close to him, but in a hostile environment, against ruthless warriors, even the ultimate sacrifice might not be enough...BEN HOPE is one of the most celebrated action adventure heroes in British fiction and Scott Mariani is the author of numerous bestsellers. Join the ever-growing legion of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins ...
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Inspired by a true story, Lynne Barrett-Lee's fictional retelling of 'Able Seacat' Simon's adventures are certain to appeal to fans of A Street Cat Named Bob.
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Discovered in the Hong Kong docks in 1948 and smuggled on board the H.M.S Amethyst by a British sailor, the cat soon takes to his new waterborne home - establishing himself as the cat's expert rat-catcher and winning the hearts of the crew.
When tragedy strikes the ship and many of the crew are shot, Simon also finds himself in danger. Helped by the ship's doctor, Simon makes a full recovery and takes it upon himself to purr away at those who are still in the sick bay in an attempt to lift their spirits. As the ship heads home, news of Simon's heroism makes him a famous feline, but it's still going to be a long journey back home....
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.
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This is a brand new tie in book to the new Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. A disgraced Assassin. A deep-cover agent. A quest for redemption. 1862, and with London in the grip of the Industrial Revolution, the world's first underground railway is under construction. When a body is discovered at the dig, it sparks the beginning of the latest deadly chapter in the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars. Deep undercover is an Assassin with dark secrets and a mission to defeat the Templar stranglehold on the nation's capital. Soon the Brotherhood will know him as Henry Green, mentor to Jacob and Evie Frye. For now, he is simply The Ghost. Assassin's Creed: Underworld is the eighth gripping novel from Oliver Bowden set in the immersive world of Assassin's Creed.
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THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE MOVIE The novel that inspired Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's epic new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. BLOOD LOST. LIFE FOUND. Hugh Glass isn't afraid to die. He's done it once already. Rocky Mountains, 1823 When expert tracker Glass is viciously mauled by a bear, death seems inevitable. The two men ordered to remain with him until he dies flee, stripping him of his rifle and hatchet and leaving him to die alone. But soon a grim, horribly scarred figure is seen wandering, asking after two men, one with a gun that seems too good for him...The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
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Isaac Bell is back in this BRAND NEW ADVENTURE BLOCKBUSTER from Sunday Times bestseller Clive Cussler *** THE PERPETRATORS It is 1906 and in New York City the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a menacing spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. THE INVESTIGATOR Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special "Black Hand Squad," but the gangsters appear to be everywhere. So much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitator mobs emerging, other criminals using the Black Hand name to further terrorise the city. WHERE WILL IT LEAD? But then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last. Bell knows that copycat or not he's facing a lethal organisation, and to his dismay their ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all. *** 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The Adventure King' Sunday Express 'Nobody does it better...nobody!' Stephen Coonts 'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post 'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes-Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers' Associated Press
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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.
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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.
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Every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. After two devastating catastrophes in quick succession, everyone is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett is assigned to the case and given the near impossible task of hunting down the shadowy terror group responsible. With troubles at home to contend with, Bennett has never been more at risk, or more alone, fighting the chaos all around him. Then a shocking assassination makes it clear that these inexplicable events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Now Bennett is racing against the clock to save his beloved city - before the most destructive force he has ever faced tears it apart.
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Three volumes of Atomic Robo are collected in this handsome single edition. Robo faces his greatest foes: a clockwork pyramid, the planet Mars, Stephen Hawking, a parasitic universe, and Nazi super weapons. It collects The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne, The Dogs of War, and The Shadow From Beyond Time volumes into a single omnibus!
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This gorgeous over sized edition collects the ninth and tenth story lines of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award series, as well as the beloved one-shot Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo. It collects Chew numbered 41-numbered 50 and Warrior Chicken Poyo.
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Steed and Mrs Peel are needed! Two of television's most iconic characters arrive on audio for four stories packed with the show's trademark cool and eccentric vibe! These stories are recreations of the comic strip adventures of Steed and Mrs Peel which appeared in Diana magazine in 1966 and 1967. 2.1 Playtime is Over by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky. Steed gets toyed with, Emma has an admirer. A series of impossible robberies have plagued London. Called in to investigate, Steed and Peel find themselves up against some very deadly children. Or do they? 2.2 The Antagoniser by Paul Morris and Simon Barnard. Steed catches a bite, Emma is a little cowed. Several noted scientists have died in unusual circumstances, and Steed and Peel find themselves up against a deadly weapon. But who is behind it? Does an old TV broadcast hold the answer? 2.3: The Mad Hatter by Matt Fitton Steed charms a princess, Emma buys a hat When Princess Helga of Varania comes to England, all the nation is charmed. Well, nearly all. A dastardly assassination plot is being prepared and only Steed and Peel can stop it. Who wants to be a milliner? 2.4 : The Secret Six by John Dorney Steed hits a boundary, Emma shall go to the ball When an invitation to a fancy dress party leads to murder, Steed and Peel face the fight of their lives. The world's six deadliest criminals want them dead - and will stop at nothing to make sure of it! Ever since Big Finish began releasing their The Avengers - The Lost Episodes range, fans have been clamouring for Steed and Mrs Peel to adventure again. With this and the first volume they get their wish! These four adventures are audio versions adapted from a 1960s comic strip - which is being separately released by Big Finish in 2016 as a graphic novel. This full-cast audio drama is brought to life with eerily engrossing sound design and a brand new, cinematic music score. CAST: Julian Wadham (John Steed), Olivia Poulet (Emma Peel), Lizzie Roper (Black Heart/Miss Fellowes), Michael Keane (Jorgo), Kiruna Stamell (Girlie), Andrew Wincott (Tiny Tony/Lord Beauville), John Banks (Teddy/Taxi driver), Richard Earl (Dr Verbatim/Fairground Worker), Michael Lumsden (Gruber/Klein/Window Cleaner/Agent), Paul Kemp (Partridge/Porter), Eve Webster (Nurse/Elaine Veer/Matron/Parrot), Maggie Service (Princess Helga/Assistant), Paul Chahidi (Mad Hatter/Driver/Policeman), John Voce (Tom Bowler), Terry Molloy (Inspector Corduroy), Ozzie Yue (Chang-Tu), George Asprey (Nick the Knifeman/Karloff), Jonathan Tafler (Ice-cold Alex/Lord Tweezle), Anita Booth (Ma the Mink/Olga).
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1827: Captain Sir Laughton Peto, recently engaged to Matthew Hervey's sister, Elizabeth, has just taken command of HMS Prince Rupert. But his passage to the Ionian Sea - where Admiral Codrington is assembling an Anglo-Russian-French fleet to evict the Turks from Greek waters - will not be smooth sailing. First he must exercise his crew. He has also been entrusted with the safe passage to Malta of the Admiral's youngest daughter. Six months on, Matthew Hervey is in London recovering from another bout of malaria and the wound from his battle with the Zulu. All is set fair for his marriage to Lady Lankester but trouble lies ahead as family commitments clash with affairs of the heart...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.
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Unearthed as part of a massive collection of pre-WWII newspaper printing plates, the mid-1930s comic strips UNCLE OTTO and HARRY KARRY represent the earliest known cartooning of the great comics and sequential art pioneer Will Eisner. In these strips you can see the young Eisner's imagination expanding, as he experiments with the possibilities of serialized storytelling and works through his numerous influences. The comics collected within document the genesis of one of the most iconic and brilliant cartoonists of all time.
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