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Автор: Leonard Elmore
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Two for Texas

Автор: Burke James Lee
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The Cowboy and the Cossack

On a cold spring day in 1880, fifteen American cowboys sail into Vladivostock with a herd of 500 cattle for delivery to a famine stricken town deep in Siberia. Assigned to accompany them is a band of Cossacks, Russia’s elite horsemen and warriors. From the first day, distrust between the two groups disrupts the cattle drive. But as they overcome hardships and trials along the trail, a deep understanding and mutual respect develops between the men in both groups.

Автор: Huffaker Clair
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Автор: Tranter Nigel
Серия: Master of Gray
 
Автор: Ludlow Jack
Серия: Republic
 
Автор: Ludlow Jack
Серия: Republic
 
Автор: Ludlow Jack
Серия: Republic
 
Автор: Fabbi Robert
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Автор: Laidlaw Ross
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Автор: Fabbri Robert
Серия: Vespasian
 
Автор: Dietrich William
Серия: Ethan Gage
 
Автор: Konnaris Alexis
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The Land of Foam

The romance The Land of Foam appeared in 1949; it is a story of the art and culture of ancient Greece and ancient Egypt, of the people inhabiting the world of those days; the varying landscape of Africa is shown in all its awe-inspiring grandeur. A young Hellene, Pandion, is enslaved by the Egyptians, escapes and on his way back home has many thrilling adventures. With his friends, the Negro Kidogo, and Etruscan Cavius, he crosses the African continent and on reaching the sea carves a wonderful cameo, a symbol of friendship and loyalty.

Автор: Yefremov Ivan
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Автор: Scarrow Simon
Серия: Cato
 
Автор: Scarrow4_ Simon
Серия: Cato
 
Автор: Scarrow Simon
Серия: Cato
 
Автор: Scarrow Simon
Серия: Cato
 
Автор: Scarrow Simon
Серия: Cato
 
The Reluctant Widow

Eleanor's adventure begins when she inadvertently mistakes the carriage waiting at the coach stop for one sent by her prospective employer, Mrs. Macclesfield. She finds herself carried to the estate of one Ned Carlyon, whom Eleanor mistakes for Mr. Macclesfield. Carlyon, meanwhile, believes Eleanor to be the young woman he hired to marry his dying cousin, Eustace Cheviot, in order to avoid inheriting Cheviot's estate himself. Somehow, Eleanor is talked into marrying Eustace on his deathbed and thus becomes a wealthy widow almost as soon as the ring is on her finger. What starts out as a simple business arrangement soon becomes much more complicated as housebreakers, uninvited guests, a shocking murder, missing government papers, and a dog named Bouncer all contribute to this lively, frequently hilarious tale of mistaken identities, foreign espionage, and unexpected love set during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Автор: Low Robert
Серия: Kingdom
 
Автор: Mason A E W
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The Happy Return

Adventure fiction. June, 1808 – and off the Coast of Nicaragua Captain Horatio Hornblower has his hands full… Now in command of HMS Lydia, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Hornblower has instructions to form an alliance against the Spanish colonies with a mad and messianic revolutionary, El Supremo; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and ‘to take, sink, burn or destroy’ the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad – or face court-martial. And as if that wasn't hard enough, Hornblower must also contend with the charms of an unwanted passenger: Lady Barbara Wellesley… This is the seventh of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
 
The Last Encounter

"The Last Encounter" is a short story by C. S. Forester, the final chapter in the life of his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower. It was published together with the unfinished novel Hornblower and the Crisis and another short story, "Hornblower and the Widow McCool".

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
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The Commodore

In this ninth installment in the Hornblower series, the incomparable Horatio Hornblower, recently knighted and settled in as squire of the village of Smallbridge, has been designated commodore of his own squadron of ships, led by the two-decker Nonsuch and bound for the Baltic. It is 1812, and Hornblower has been ordered to do anything and everything possible, diplomatically and militarily, to protect the Baltic trade and to stop the spread of Napoleon's empire into Sweden and Russia. Though he has set sail a hero, one misstep may ruin his chances of ever becoming an admiral. Hostile armies, seductive Russian royalty, nautical perils such as ice-bound bays, assassins in the imperial palace—Hornblower must conquer all before he can return home to his beloved new wife and son, as his instructions are to sacrifice every man and ship under his command rather than surrender ground to Napoleon.

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
 
Автор: Hanson Victor Davis
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Автор: Lawhead Stephen
Серия: Celtic Crusades
 
Автор: Lawhead Stephen
Серия: Celtic Crusades
 
Автор: Lawhead Stephen
Серия: Celtic Crusades
 
The Bomb Vessel

The fourth book in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series

In The Bomb Vessel, a young Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is given command of the old VIRAGO, to be sent to the Baltic as a cargo ship. Drinkwater's ambition is to turn VIRAGO back into a fighting ship, but he is thwarted by Lord Nelson. At the same time, Drinkwater's brother appeals for help in his desperate attempt to escape the gallows. As Sir Hyde Parker's fleet approaches the Danish coast, the VIRAGO is nearly caught in their destructive path. Amid gales and ice, Drinkwater strives to save his ship and his brother. In the spring of 1801, Napoleon had reached supreme power in France and allied himself with Tsar Paul of Russia. Against this hazardous backdrop of the Baltic expedition, Drinkwater's actions in the complex and bloody battle of Copenhagen are crucial.

Серия: Nathaniel Drinkwater
 
The Corvette

The fifth book in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series

Commander Drinkwater's experience of battle was what mattered when Earl St Vincent entrusted Drinkwater with his new command — as escort to the Arctic whaling fleet on its annual expedition to the Greenland seas. With the French established as masters of the war upon trade, violent action ensued.

Серия: Nathaniel Drinkwater
 
The shadow of the eagle

It is 1814 and Napoleon has abdicated as Emperor of the French. King Louis XVIII is brought out of his English exile and escorted back to France by an Allied squadron commanded by the Duke of Clarence. The 'Great War' is at an end and Europe prepares to celebrate the return of legitimate monarchy.

But the victorious Allies are increasingly suspicious of one another. Alexander I, the capricious Tsar of Russia, believes he is the savior of the world, while Great Britain whose sea-power has guaranteed victory at sea and contributed to the military success of Russia, Austria and Prussia, remains at war with the United States of America. Out of the ashes of defeat, France's greatest survivor, Tallayrand, prepares to restore his beaten country to the forefront of European pollitics. Amid this upheaval, discontented Bonapartists plot to restore the eagle whose shadow still lies across the continent.

 Attending King Louis, Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is alarmed to receive secret intelligence that a new and imminent threat exists to peace.

Серия: Nathaniel Drinkwater
 
The Book and The Sword

In the Book and Sword, Louis Cha revives the legend about the great eighteenth-century Manchu Emperor Qianlong which claims that he was in fact not a Manchu but a Han Chinese as a result of a "baby swap." The novel is panoramic in scope and includes the fantastical elements for which Cha is well-known: secret societies, kungfu masters, a lost desert city guarded by wolf packs, and the mysterious Fragrant Princess.

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Like the martial art heroes that he writes about, Louis Cha is a legend in his own time. Better known to his Chinese fans by his pen name of Jin Yong, Cha is the unrivaled giant of the modern martial arts (wuxia) genre. His novels were initially written for serialization in his own Ming Pao newspaper, which was published in Hong Kong. However, they became so popular that they were reprinted in Chinese newspapers around the world. His novels, which total fourteen, were subsequently published in book form. His accomplishment was magnified by the fact that during this time Mainland China was a literary desert because Communist rigidity only allowed publication of titles that conformed to socialist realism, i.e, it had to help build socialist ideals. Definitely, no room for escapist kung fu adventures there.

Alas, in spite of his stature, his works were only accessible to Chinese readers. Although the novels were initially written between 1955 and 1972, it was not until 1997 that the English translation of "The Deer and the Cauldron" was published by Oxford University Press (and that was only the first volume of three!). Although that translation of Cha's last and, many argue, his best novel was excellent, it still left something to be desired because "The Deer and the Cauldron" was not representative of the genre. Therefore, it is with great excitement that we awaited the publication of the "The Book and the Sword", Cha's first novel earlier this year. The novel was initially translated and published on the web by Graham Earnshaw in 2001 but it was picked up by Oxford University Press in 2003 and edited by Rachel May and John Minford. Mindford was the translator for "The Deer and the Cauldron". The book finally became available earlier this year.

"The Book and the Sword" takes place during the reign of Emperor Qian Long (1735-1795) of the Qing dynasty. The Qing dynasty had been founded by the Manchus almost 100 years earlier. By this time the Manchu rulers, whose homeland was in the north east of present day China, had been thoroughly sinicised. Qian Long himself was a great patron and practitioner of Chinese culture. Nevertheless, there were still resistance groups formed by the Han majority. The story follows one of these secret societies, the Red Flower Society, whose members are determined to overthrow the Qing. The members of the society are a colorful bunch of characters, most of whom are men but they also include several women in their ranks (the woman are all beautiful and deadly, of course). The members come from a cross section of the society but have been brought together by their wilingness to risk life and limb to protect the weak and fight for justice. The newly elected leader of the society, Helmsman Chen, is an unlikely hero whose manners and knowledge reveal a priviledged upbringing as the son of a former prime minister. We join the group as they repeatedly fail to free one of their own, Rolling Thunder Wen, who is being escorted to the capital under heavy guard. Rolling Thunder, you see, happens to know about a deadly secret: that the emperor was actually born to a Han family but swapped with a Manchu baby girl. Helmsman Chen discovers this secret himself soon enough and hopes to convince the emperor himself to evict the Manchus. What Chen doesn't know, however, is that the origin of the emperor is related to his own selection as the leader of the Red Flower Society. Much of the action actually takes place in the western border of China in present day Xinjiang, home of the Uighurs, whom Helmsman Chen befriends and helps on various occasions. Since Qian Long was in the process of bringing the Uighur land under his empire, the Uighurs and Chen had a common enemy in the emperor. It is through these relationships with the Uighurs that Chen encounters the book and sword of the title. Although these two items are not directly related to his quest for the Manchu overthrow, they do lead him to two beautiful Uighur sisters and later painful choices between love for a woman and love for country.

Those who have never read a wuxia novel are in for a surprise. Although frequent fight scenes featuring incredible acrobatics, swordmanship, and good old kung fu skills are present as expected, they are really not the most important part of the story. In fact, the book is very much like a typical Hong Kong movie where the movie director has never bothered to decide whether the movie is a comedy or drama, a kung fu spectacular or a tender love story, an uplifting message-filled narrative or horror movie. It is simply all of that and it switches between them at great speed. In this case, "The Book and the Sword" features several romantic pairings between leading characters. A theme central to all wuxia novels, that of loyalty, is tightly woven into the novel. Not just loyalty to the cause but also to the group and to one's kung fu master. The plot moves a mile a minute across various locales throughout China and spends quite a bit of time in the desert of Xinjiang, a area featured quite prominently in the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Hero" movies. Louis Cha clearly is a student of Chinese history and has interwoven several real life personalities of the time, including the legendary Fragrant Princess, an Uighur girl so enchantingly beautiful that she naturally smelled like flowers. The core of plot itself, that Qian Long was a Han Chinese, is a well-known but unsubstantiated rumor. I only wish that Cha had spent more time describing Qian Long's own struggle with his new found identity. At it is, he seems to be too eager to sweep it under the rug, which seems incongruous with the historical fact that he became a great emperor admired by all Chinese. In contrast, Cha presents Emperor Kang Xi (Qian Long's grandfather) in a more positive light in "The Deer and the Cauldron".

In summary, we strongly recommend "The Book and the Sword" to all readers. The book is about 500 pages long which is much more accessible than the three-volume "The Deer and the Cauldron". The long wait has not been in vain. Now if they would just hurry up and finish translating the other twelve novels. In my lifetime.

Автор: Yong Jin
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Tödliche Feindschaft

Bei den Dschaggas am Fuß des Kilimandscharo finden der Pfeifer und seine Gefährten Erholung von den Strapazen eines langen Ritts durch den Urwald. Sklavenjäger aber tragen Unruhe in das friedliche Land, und wieder einmal muß der Pfeifer unschuldigen Menschen in ihrem Kampf um die Freiheit helfen. Auf dem Schiff des Kapitäns Dieuxdonné kehrt er schließlich nach zehnjähriger Irrfahrt um die halbe Welt wieder nach Deutschland zurück. In seiner Heimat hat sich nicht viel verändert, so daß die Sehnsucht nach der Freiheit, nach den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika lebendig bleibt.

Автор: Guben Berndt
Серия: Der Pfeifer
 
Автор: Iggulden Conn
Серия: Emperor
 
Автор: Hoover Thomas
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Автор: Scarrow Simon
Серия: Cato
 
Автор: Mallinson Allan
Серия: Matthew Hervey
 
The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western

The time is 1902, the setting eastern Oregon. Magic Child, a fifteen-year-old Indian girl, wanders into the wrong whorehouse looking for the right men to kill the monster that lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline's yellow house. What follows is a series of wild, witty, and bizarre encounters.

Автор: Brautigan Richard
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Автор: DeFelice Jim
Серия: Patriot spy
 
Автор: DeFelice Jim
Серия: Patriot spy
 
Автор: DeFelice Jim
Серия: Patriot spy
 
Автор: Nicastro Nicholas
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Автор: Turney SJA
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Автор: Cameron Christian
Серия: Tyrant
 
The Scarlet Pimpernel

The year is 1793, the darkest days of the French revolution, and little Charles-Léon is ill. The delicate son of Louise and Bastien de Croissy is recommended country air, but travel permits are needed and impossible to come by. Louise's friend, Josette, believes she knows a way out. For Josette is convinced that her hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, will come to their rescue. She refuses to believe that he only exists in her imagination. 'I say that the Scarlet Pimpernel can do anything! And I mean to get in touch with him,' she vows, and sets forth into the Paris streets.

Автор: Orczy Baroness
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Автор: Low Robert
Серия: The Kingdom
 
Автор: Bradshaw Gillian
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Автор: Pressfield Steven
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The Black Arrow

Novel which is set in the time of the Wars of the Roses, telling a tale of murder and revenge in medieval England.

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Автор: Massie Allan
Серия: Imperial
 
Автор: Mannix Daniel Pratt
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Автор: Ford Michael Curtis
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Автор: Blake Richard
Серия: Aelric
 
Автор: Blake Richard
Серия: Aelric
 
Автор: Riches Anthony
Серия: Empire
 
Автор: Waltari Mika
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Автор: Tranter Nigel
Серия: Master of Gray
 
Автор: Scott Walter
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Автор: Scott Walter
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The Fortunes of Nigel

A TALE WHICH HOLDETH CHILDREN FROM PLAY & OLD MEN FROM THE CHIMNEY CORNER 

            —SIR PHILIP SIDNEY

Автор: Scott Walter
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Автор: Scott Walter
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Автор: Scott Walter
Серия: Tales of Crusaders
 
Автор: Gortner C W
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Автор: Blake Richard
Серия: Aelric
 
Автор: Darman Peter
Серия: Parthian
 
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

A captivating, atmospheric return to historical fiction that is every bit as convincing and engrossing as Martin's landmark Mary Reilly.

In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact and there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone. They were never found.

This maritime mystery lies at the center of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late-nineteenth-century literary society. While on a voyage to Africa, a rather hard-up and unproven young writer named Arthur Conan Doyle hears of the Mary Celeste and decides to write an outlandish short story about what took place. This story causes quite a sensation back in the United States, particularly between sought-after Philadelphia spiritualist medium Violet Petra and a rational-minded journalist named Phoebe Grant, who is seeking to expose Petra as a fraud. Then there is the family of the Mary Celeste's captain, a family linked to the sea for generations and marked repeatedly by tragedy. Each member of this ensemble cast holds a critical piece to the puzzle of the Mary Celeste.

These three elements — a ship found sailing without a crew, a famous writer on the verge of enormous success, and the rise of an unorthodox and heretical religious fervor — converge in unexpected ways, in diaries, in letters, in safe harbors and rough seas. In a haunted, death-obsessed age, a ghost ship appearing in the mist is by turns a provocative mystery, an inspiration to creativity, and a tragic story of the disappearance of a family and of a bond between husband and wife that, for one moment, transcends the impenetrable barrier of death.

Автор: Martin Valerie
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Серия: Odysseus
 
Автор: Doherty P C
Серия: Templars
 
Автор: Doherty P C
Серия: Templars
 
The Death Instinct

A spellbinding literary thriller about terror, war, greed, and the darkest secrets of the human soul, by the author of the million-copy bestseller, The Interpretation of Murder

September 16, 1920. Under a clear blue September sky, a quarter ton of explosives is detonated in a deadly attack on Wall Street. Fear comes to the streets of New York.

Witnessing the blast are war veteran Stratham Younger, his friend James Littlemore of the New York Police Department, and beautiful French radiochemist Colette Rousseau. A series of inexplicable attacks on Colette, a secret buried in her past, and a mysterious trail of evidence lead Younger, Littlemore, and Rousseau on a thrilling international and psychological journey – from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Dr Sigmund Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and ultimately to the hidden depths of our most savage instincts. As the seemingly disjointed pieces of Younger and Littlemore-s investigations come together, the two uncover the shocking truth about the bombing – a truth that threatens to shake their world to its foundations.

Автор: Rubenfeld Jed
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The flying squadron

It is 1811 and Napoleon's French Empire dominates Europe. Desperate to stem the encroaching French tide and avert war with the emerging power of the United States, the Royal Navy orders Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater to the Chesapeake Bay to heal the rift between London and Washington.

Quite by chance, on the banks of the Potomac, Drinkwater discovers the first clue to a bold plan by which the U.S. could defeat the Royal Navy, collapse the British government and utterly destroy the British cause. Amid personal crisis, Drinkwater takes command of a squadron sent against the Americans in the South Atlantic, audaciously risking his reputation and, in a climactic confrontation, coming face-to-face with the horror of an interminable war.

Серия: Nathaniel Drinkwater
 
The Interpretation of Murder

In this ingenious, suspenseful historical thriller, Sigmund Freud is drawn into the mind of a sadistic killer who is savagely attacking Manhattan's wealthiest heiresses

Inspired by Sigmund Freud's only visit to America, The Interpretation of Murder is an intricate tale of murder and the mind's most dangerous mysteries. It unfurls on a sweltering August evening in 1909 as Freud disembarks from the steamship George Washington, accompanied by Carl Jung, his rival and protege. Across town, in an opulent apartment high above the city, a stunning young woman is found dangling from a chandelier-whipped, mutilated, and strangled. The next day, a second beauty-a rebellious heiress who scorns both high society and her less adventurous parents-barely escapes the killer. Yet Nora Acton, suffering from hysteria, can recall nothing of her attack. Asked to help her, Dr. Stratham Younger, America's most committed Freudian analyst, calls in his idol, the Master himself, to guide him through the challenges of analyzing this high-spirited young woman whose family past has been as complicated as his own. The Interpretation of Murder leads readers from the salons of Gramercy Park, through secret passages, to Chinatown-even far below the currents of the East River where laborers are building the Manhattan Bridge. As Freud fends off a mysterious conspiracy to destroy him, Younger is drawn into an equally thrilling adventure that takes him deep into the subterfuges of the human mind. Â Richly satisfying, elegantly crafted, The Interpretation of Murder marks the debut of a brilliant, spectacularly entertaining new storyteller.

Автор: Rubenfeld Jed
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Автор: Waltari Mika
Серия: Secret of the Kingdom
 
Автор: Napier William
Серия: Attila the Hun
 
The Ramage Touch

Ramage's Touch finds the ever-popular Lord Ramage in the Mediterranean with another daring mission to undertake. He soon makes a shocking discovery, which dramatically transforms the nature of the task at hand. With the nearest English vessel a thousand miles away, Ramage must embark upon a truly perilous and life-threatening course of action. With everything stacked against him, he has only one chance to succeed...

Автор: Pope Dudley
Серия: Ramage
 
Автор: Waltari Mika
Серия: Secret of the Kingdom
 
Автор: Waltari Mika
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Автор: Scott M C
Серия: Rome
 
Автор: Scott M C
Серия: Rome
 
Автор: Scott M C
Серия: Rome
 
Автор: Turney S J A
Серия: Marius mules
 
Tomb of the Lost

Tomb of the Lost is an action/adventure novel that spans 2300 years.


Babylon, Persia 323bc.

On a bed a man lays dying. Alexander the great, King, the Lion of Macedon has a mysterious fever. He became king at twenty, dying at thirty three, having conquered the known world. Following his death his General and friend Ptolemy takes the body and inters it into a magnificent tomb in Alexandria, Egypt. The very city Alexander founded.

Two thousand three hundred years later and the leader of Germany Adolf Hitler who is a great collector of antiquities orders the sarcophagus, lost two thousand years before by Julius Caesar's legionaries, to be found and brought to Berlin.

Hitler assigns a team of his Wehrmacht commanded by a General and his Colonel and a team of SS led by a fanatical Major to locate it.

With their mission a success the Germans descend on the port town of Gabes, Tunisia just as the town is about to be over run by the British and as the battle for North Africa reaches its brutal climax the sarcophagus is lost once again leaving only one man alive to tell the tale.

That man is Alfred Dennis.

Nearly seventy years later and marine archaeologist Natalie Feltham and her team with the help of Peter Dennis, a journalist and grandson of Alfred Dennis, make the greatest discovery in modern archaeology.

Now it's a race against time for Natalie and her team as dark powers from Germany's Nazi past try to take what is rightfully hers.

Автор: Noyce Julian
Серия: Peter Dennis
 
The Spear of Destiny

The Spear of Destiny is an action/adventure novel. The sequel to 'Tomb of the Lost'


Three months after their failed expedition to recover the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, marine archaeologist Natalie Feltham and journalist Peter Dennis are at the British museum for the premiere of the Holy lance of Longinus, the fabled 'Spear of Destiny' exhibition.

When the spear, believed to contain magical, mystical healing powers for its bearer, is stolen at gunpoint Peter and Natalie are asked by Interpol to help catch those responsible, believed to be led by the German Count Otto Brest Von Werner.

Once again Natalie and Peter are plunged into a world of adventure and destruction as their quest takes them from London to the streets of Rome and onto Palestine and the supposed final resting place of Jesus Christ.

Автор: Noyce Julian
Серия: Peter Dennis
 
Автор: Sabatini Rafael
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Автор: Riches Anthony
Серия: Empire
 
Автор: Turney S J A
Серия: Marius mules
 
Автор: Turney SJA
Серия: Praetorian
 
Автор: Brown Nick
Серия: Agent of Rome
 
Автор: Ludlow Jack
Серия: The last Roman
 
Автор: Fabbri Robert
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Автор: Fabbri Robert
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Автор: Fabbri Robert
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Автор: Conrad Joseph
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The Prince of the Soviets

With the advent of Joseph Stalin to power in 1927, the Soviet Union begins to turn into a monstrous totalitarian state eager to enslave its own population and consume the neighboring countries. But the world is not aware of what is going on since Soviet Russia closely guards its secrets and knows how to deal with the inquisitive.

Nina Kupina, a Russian political exile, is abducted by the Soviet agents in China who bring her to Moscow. She takes refuge at the house of Oscar Reich, an American millionaire who, unaccountably, has a privilege to run a private enterprise in the USSR.

Nina suspects that Mr. Reich is not who he pretends to be, and there is some shady deal between him and the Bolsheviks. But she accepts his advances, knowing that he is the only person able to help her return home to her husband, Klim, who is living in Shanghai.

Little does she know that Klim is already in Russia looking for her. To make inquiries about Nina’s whereabouts, he takes a position in the United Press as a correspondent in Moscow. His search leads him not to the reunion with his wife but to his imminent arrest as a spy. And Oscar Reich is ready to do everything to make sure Klim gets into the trap set by the OGPU (the predecessor of the KGB).

 
THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL

The eleventh installment in Patrick O'Brian's excellent series of naval adventures finds Aubrey and Maturin back in Britain as their journey to the Pacific, begun in the previous book, comes to a conclusion. Aubrey, always a minnow among land sharks when he has money in his pocket, finds himself innocently ensnared in a complicated stock exchange scam that may have been set up by Maturin's enemies in the intelligence game. The complex case and courtroom scene, O'Brian assures us in a note, are based on a real case. The pillory scene is powerful, as Bonden gruffly clears the square of all but sailors, and officers and seamen of all stripes come to show Jack their love and respect. After several books at sea, "The Reverse of the Medal" brings readers back to the Admiralty in London with its complicated and layered intrigues, back to Ashgrove and Sophie, and back to Maturin's espionage machinations. As always, O'Brian's wonderfully intelligent prose and satisfying grasp of historical nuance captures the reader in little pockets of 18th-century Britain.

Автор: O`Brian Patrick
Серия: Aubrey and Maturin
 
The Chronicles of Captain Blood

Further adventures from the much–loved Captain Blood, the 'Robin Hood' of the Spanish Seas. In his latest exploits, The Chronicles of Captain Blood takes him to new adventures with as much excitement and swashbuckling adventure as ever before. Winning invaluable treasures, rescuing his crew from almost certain death and saving an English settlement are all in a day's work for this remarkable hero of land and sea.

Автор: Sabatini Rafael
Серия: Captain Blood
 
Автор: London Jack
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The Happy Return

Adventure fiction. June, 1808 – and off the Coast of Nicaragua Captain Horatio Hornblower has his hands full… Now in command of HMS Lydia, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Hornblower has instructions to form an alliance against the Spanish colonies with a mad and messianic revolutionary, El Supremo; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and ‘to take, sink, burn or destroy’ the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad – or face court-martial. And as if that wasn't hard enough, Hornblower must also contend with the charms of an unwanted passenger: Lady Barbara Wellesley… This is the seventh of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
 
The Last Encounter

"The Last Encounter" is a short story by C. S. Forester, the final chapter in the life of his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower. It was published together with the unfinished novel Hornblower and the Crisis and another short story, "Hornblower and the Widow McCool".

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
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The Commodore

In this ninth installment in the Hornblower series, the incomparable Horatio Hornblower, recently knighted and settled in as squire of the village of Smallbridge, has been designated commodore of his own squadron of ships, led by the two-decker Nonsuch and bound for the Baltic. It is 1812, and Hornblower has been ordered to do anything and everything possible, diplomatically and militarily, to protect the Baltic trade and to stop the spread of Napoleon's empire into Sweden and Russia. Though he has set sail a hero, one misstep may ruin his chances of ever becoming an admiral. Hostile armies, seductive Russian royalty, nautical perils such as ice-bound bays, assassins in the imperial palace—Hornblower must conquer all before he can return home to his beloved new wife and son, as his instructions are to sacrifice every man and ship under his command rather than surrender ground to Napoleon.

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
 
THE INSHORE SQUADRON

In September 1800 Richard Bolitho, a freshly appointed rear-admiral, assumes command of his own squadron – but, as the cruel demands of war spread from Europe to the Baltic, he soon realizes that his experience, gained in the line of battle, has ill-prepared him for the intricate manoeuvring of power politics. Under his flag the Inshore Squadron has to ride out the bitter hardship of blockade duty and the swift, deadly encounters with the enemy. An old hatred steps from the past to pose a personal threat to him, but at the gates of Copenhagen, where his flag flies admidst the fury of battle, Bolitho must put all private hopes and fears behind him.

Автор: Kent Alexander
Серия: Bolitho
 
The Darkening Sea

Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to England after the capture of Martinique, and finds a brief respite from war and politics in the arms of his mistress, Lady Catherine Somervell. But the affairs of nations allow little time for personal happiness, and to his surprise and dismay Bolitho is ordered almost immediately to the Indian Ocean, where the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon as the old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America and threatens British trade routes. Haunted by the deaths in their country's service of Nelson and Collingwood, and by his own vivid memories of shipwreck and tragedy, Bolitho is well aware of the price of admiralty, and for the first time considers the possibility of life not only beyond the reef but beyond the sea itself.

Автор: Kent Alexander
Серия: Bolitho
 
The Only Victor

February 1806 … The frigate carrying Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho drops anchor off the shores of southern Africa. It is only four months since the resounding victory over the combined Franco-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar, and the death of England's greatest naval hero. Bolitho's instructions are to assist in hastening the campaign in Africa, where an expeditionary force is attempting to recapture Cape Town from the Dutch. Outside Europe few have yet heard of the battle of Trafalgar, and Bolitho's news is met with both optimism and disappointment as he reminds the senior officers that, despite the victory, Napoleon's defeat is by no means assured. The men who follow Bolitho's flag into battle are to discover, not for the first time, that death is the only victor.

Автор: Kent Alexander
Серия: Bolito
 
TO GLORY WE STEER

Portsmouth, 1782. His Britannic Majesty's frigate, Phalarope, is ordered to assist the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander-Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for, but beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy ship-her wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands suspected of cowardice under fire and driven to near-mutiny by senseless ill-treatment.

Автор: Kent Alexander
Серия: Bolitho
 
The King`s Coat

1780: Seventeen-year-old Alan Lewrie is a brash, rebellious young libertine. So much so that his callous father believes a bit of navy discipline will turn the boy around. Fresh aboard the tall-masted Ariadne, Midshipman Lewrie heads for the war-torn Americas, finding--rather unexpectedly--that he is a born sailor, equally at home with the randy pleasures of the port and the raging battles on the high seas. But in a hail of cannonballs comes a bawdy surprise.

Автор: Lambdin Dewey
Серия: Lewrie
 
The King`s Commission

1782 First officer on brig o'war . . . Fresh from duty on the frigate Desperate in her fight with the French Capricieuse off St. Kitts, Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his examination board for Lieutenancy and finds himself commissioned first officer of the brig o'war Shrike. There's time for some dalliance with the fair sex, and then Lieutenant Lewrie must be off to patrol the North American coast and attempt to bring the Muskogees and Seminoles onto the British side against the American rebels (dalliance with an Indian maiden is just part of the mission). Then it's back to the Caribbean, to sail beside Captain Horatio Nelson in the Battle for Turks Island. . . .Naval officer and rogue, Alan Lewrie is a man of his times and a hero for all times. His equals are Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin--sailors beloved by readers all over the world.

Автор: Lambdin Dewey
Серия: Lewrie
 
The King

Fresh from war in the Americas, young navy veteran Alan Lewrie finds London pure pleasure. Then, at Plymouth he boards the trading ship Telesto, to find out why merchantmen are disappearing in the East Indies. Between the pungent shores of Calcutta and teaming Canton, Lewrie--reunited with his scoundrel father--discovers a young French captain, backed by an armada of Mindanaon pirates, on a plundering rampage. While treaties tie the navy's hands, a King's privateer is free to plunge into the fire and blood of a dirty little war on the high South China Sea.Ladies' man, officer, and rogue, Alan Lewrie is the ultimate man of adventure. In the worthy tradition of Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin, his exploits echo with the sounds of crowded ports and the crash of naval warfare.

Автор: Lambdin Dewey
Серия: Lewrie
 
THE GUN KETCH

It's 1786 and Alan Lewrie has his own ship at last, the Alacrity. Small but deadly, the Alacrity prowls the waters of the Caribbean, protecting British merchants from pirates. But Lewrie is still the same old rakehell he always was. Scandal sets tongues wagging in the Bahamas as the young captain thumbs his nose at propriety and makes a few well-planned conquests on land before sailing off to take on Calico Jack Finney, the boldest pirate in the Caribbean.

Автор: Lambdin Dewey
Серия: Lewrie
 
The Baltic Gambit

January 1801, and Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, known as “St. Alan the Liberator” for freeing (stealing!) a dozen black slaves on Jamaica to man his frigate years before, is at last being brought to trial for it, with his life on the line. At the same time, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Prussia are forming a League of Armed Neutrality, to Napoleon Bonaparte’s delight, to deny Great Britain their vital exports, even if it means war. England will need all her experienced sea dogs, but … even Alan Lewrie? Ultimately Lewis is acquitted, but he’s also ignored by the Navy, so it’s half-pay on “civvy street” for him, and with idle time on his mischievous hands, Lewrie is sure to get himself in trouble---again!---especially if there are young women and his wastrel public school friends involved…and they are! A brawl in a Panton Saint brothel, a drunk, infatuated young Russian count, precede Lewrie’s summons to Admiralty and the command of the Thermopylae frigate to replace an ill captain as the fleet gathers to face down the League of the North, and its instigator, the mad Tsar Paul.

Автор: Lambdin Dewey
Серия: Lewrie
 
Troubled Waters

It is the spring of 1800. Captain Alan Lewrie, fresh from victory in the South Atlantic, is back in England and fitting out his new frigate, the HMS Savage. But true to fashion, Lewrie can’t stay ashore too long with out trouble arising. A Jamaican court has tried him in absentia and sentenced him to hang for the theft of a dozen Black slaves. The vengeful slaveowner has made his way to London to seek Lewrie’s end . . . with or without the majesty of the law! To complicate matters further, Lewrie must also deal with allegations that he is a faithless rakehell, his wife has informed through anonymous letters. Despite shoreside legal matters, Lewrie takes the Savage on King’s business to Sou’west France to plug the threat of enemy warships, privateers, and neutrals smuggling goods in and out of Bordeaux. It could be dull and plodding dreariness, but a bored Captain Alan Lewrie, safe in his post (for the moment), can be a dangerous fellow to his country’s foes . . . if only to relieve the tedium!

Автор: Lambdin Dewey
Серия: Lewrie
 
The Invasion Year

For a fellow like Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, who despises the French worse than the Devil hates Holy Water, it’s hellish-hard to gain a reputation for saving them, not once but twice, when the French refugees from Haiti surrender to England rather than the vengeful ex-slave armies in November of 1803!After that, it could be “all claret and cruising” in the Caribbean, but for a home-bound sugar convoy, one so frustrating as to make even the happy-go-lucky Alan Lewrie tear his hair out, kick furniture, and curse like . . . well, like a sailor! Back in England for the first time in two years, there are honours from the Crown for gallant service . . . a lot more than he expected from King George III, who was having a bad morning, then a chance to move in Society after an introduction to an intriguing daughter of a peer. But then come secret orders to experiment with several types of “infernal engines of war,” which might delay or postpone the dreaded cross-Channel invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte, his huge army, and his thousands of invasion craft. For the rest of 1804, Alan Lewrie and his crew of the Reliant frigate will deal with things more dangerous to them than they may prove to be to the French!

Автор: Lambdin Dewey
Серия: Lewrie
 
The Bomb Vessel

The fourth book in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series

In The Bomb Vessel, a young Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is given command of the old VIRAGO, to be sent to the Baltic as a cargo ship. Drinkwater's ambition is to turn VIRAGO back into a fighting ship, but he is thwarted by Lord Nelson. At the same time, Drinkwater's brother appeals for help in his desperate attempt to escape the gallows. As Sir Hyde Parker's fleet approaches the Danish coast, the VIRAGO is nearly caught in their destructive path. Amid gales and ice, Drinkwater strives to save his ship and his brother. In the spring of 1801, Napoleon had reached supreme power in France and allied himself with Tsar Paul of Russia. Against this hazardous backdrop of the Baltic expedition, Drinkwater's actions in the complex and bloody battle of Copenhagen are crucial.

Серия: Nathaniel Drinkwater
 
The Corvette

The fifth book in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series

Commander Drinkwater's experience of battle was what mattered when Earl St Vincent entrusted Drinkwater with his new command — as escort to the Arctic whaling fleet on its annual expedition to the Greenland seas. With the French established as masters of the war upon trade, violent action ensued.

Серия: Nathaniel Drinkwater
 
The shadow of the eagle

It is 1814 and Napoleon has abdicated as Emperor of the French. King Louis XVIII is brought out of his English exile and escorted back to France by an Allied squadron commanded by the Duke of Clarence. The 'Great War' is at an end and Europe prepares to celebrate the return of legitimate monarchy.

But the victorious Allies are increasingly suspicious of one another. Alexander I, the capricious Tsar of Russia, believes he is the savior of the world, while Great Britain whose sea-power has guaranteed victory at sea and contributed to the military success of Russia, Austria and Prussia, remains at war with the United States of America. Out of the ashes of defeat, France's greatest survivor, Tallayrand, prepares to restore his beaten country to the forefront of European pollitics. Amid this upheaval, discontented Bonapartists plot to restore the eagle whose shadow still lies across the continent.

 Attending King Louis, Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is alarmed to receive secret intelligence that a new and imminent threat exists to peace.

Серия: Nathaniel Drinkwater
 
The Blackbirder

In a blind rage, King James, ex-slave and now Marlowe's comrade in arms, slaughters the crew of a slave ship and makes himself the most wanted man in Virginia. The governor gives Marlowe a choice: Hunt James down and bring him back to hang or lose everything Marlowe has built for himself and his wife, Elizabeth.Marlowe sets out in pursuit of the ex-slave turned pirate, struggling to maintain control over his crew -- rough privateers who care only for plunder -- and following James's trail of destruction. But Marlowe is not James's only threat, as factions aboard James's own ship vie for control and betrayal stalks him to the shores of Africa.

Автор: Nelson James L
Серия: Brethren of the Coast
 
The Guardship

Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret--he purchases a fine plantation from a striking young widow, and soon after kills the favorite son of one of Virginia's most powerful clans while defending her honor. But it is a daring feat of remarkable cunning that truly sets local tongues wagging: a stunning move that wins Marlowe command of Plymouth Prize, the colony's decrepit guardship.But even as the enigmatic Marlowe bravely leads the King's sailors in bloody pitched battle against the cutthroats who infest the waters off Virginia's shores, a threat from his illicit past looms on the horizon that could doom Marlowe and his plans. Jean-Pierre LeRois, captain of the Vengeance--a brigand notorious even among other brigands for his violence and debauchery--plots to seize the colony's wealth, forcing Marlowe to choose between losing all or facing the one man he fears. Only an explosive confrontation on the open sea can determine whether the Chesapeake will be ruled by the crown or the Brethren of the Coast.

Автор: Nelson James L
Серия: Brethren of the Coast
 
The Pirate Round

In the wake of The Guardship and The Blackbirder comes The Pirate Round, the exciting conclusion to the Brethren of the Coast trilogy and the swashbuckling adventures of former pirate Thomas Marlowe.In 1706, war still rages in Europe, and the tobacco planters of the Virginia colony's Tidewater struggle against shrinking markets and pirates lurking off the coast. But American seafarers have found a new source of wealth: the Indian Ocean and ships carrying fabulous treasure to the great mogul of India.Faced with ruin, Thomas Marlowe is determined to find a way to the riches of the East. Carrying his crop of tobacco in his privateer, Elizabeth Galley, he secretly plans to continue on to the Indian Ocean to hunt the mogul's ships. But Marlowe does not know that he is sailing into a triangle of hatred and vengeance – a rendezvous with two bitter enemies from his past. Ultimately, none will emerge unscathed from the blood and thunder, the treachery and danger, of sailing the Pirate Round.

Автор: Nelson James L
Серия: Brethren of the Coast
 
Thieves Of Mercy

Having survived the bloody Battle of New Orleans and the loss of their ironclad Yazoo River, captain Samuel Bowater, engineer Hieronymus Taylor, and the survivors of their crew are given new orders – take command of an ironclad warship being built in Memphis, Tennessee.Bowater and his men take passage upriver from "Mississippi" Mike Sullivan, one of the wild, undisciplined captains of the River Defense Squadron, only to find, on their arrival, that their ship is not even half built and the enemy is closing fast. Against their better judgment, Bowater and crew join forces with the mercurial Sullivan on board his ad hoc river gunship the General Page. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Confederates once again fling themselves bravely at the overwhelming power of the Yankee invaders. The deadly back-and-forth fight along the Mississippi ends at last in the massive naval battle of Memphis, and the near-suicidal attempt by the Confederates to hold back the Northern flood.

Автор: Nelson James L
Серия: Samuel Bowater
 
The Two-Headed Eagle

Follow the adventures of Naval Lieutenant Otto Prohaska in the waning years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is the sum­mer of 1916, and as luck would have it, Otto is assigned to the nascent, unreliable and utterly terrifying Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Flying Service. Otto’s aerial chauffeur is the self-willed Sergeant-Pilot Toth, with whom he can only communicate in broken Latin—although when all else fails, screaming may suffice!

Once again Biggins uses his sharp wit and meticulous research to reveal the humanity behind the history. On the ground the rickety Habsburg Empire crumbles before the onslaught of WWI, while in the air Otto confronts the winds of change heralding the 20th century.

 
Автор: London Jack
Серия:
 
The Fortunes of Captain Blood

Captain Blood, the remarkable physician turned pirate returns for more thrilling adventures at sea. Time and again, he falls headlong into deep peril, each time emerging victorious. Yet when everything is stacked against him, can he keep his honour until the bitter end?

Автор: Sabatini Rafael
Серия: Captain Blood
 
Автор: Scowen Greg
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Автор: London Jack
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The Fireship

A Short Story from The Fighting Anthonys Series

Автор: Aye Michael
Серия: The Fighting Anthonys
 
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The flying squadron

It is 1811 and Napoleon's French Empire dominates Europe. Desperate to stem the encroaching French tide and avert war with the emerging power of the United States, the Royal Navy orders Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater to the Chesapeake Bay to heal the rift between London and Washington.

Quite by chance, on the banks of the Potomac, Drinkwater discovers the first clue to a bold plan by which the U.S. could defeat the Royal Navy, collapse the British government and utterly destroy the British cause. Amid personal crisis, Drinkwater takes command of a squadron sent against the Americans in the South Atlantic, audaciously risking his reputation and, in a climactic confrontation, coming face-to-face with the horror of an interminable war.

Серия: Nathaniel Drinkwater
 
The Ramage Touch

Ramage's Touch finds the ever-popular Lord Ramage in the Mediterranean with another daring mission to undertake. He soon makes a shocking discovery, which dramatically transforms the nature of the task at hand. With the nearest English vessel a thousand miles away, Ramage must embark upon a truly perilous and life-threatening course of action. With everything stacked against him, he has only one chance to succeed...

Автор: Pope Dudley
Серия: Ramage
 
The Flag Captain

In the spring of 1797 Richard Bolitho brings the 100-gun Euryalus home to Falmouth to be flagship of the hastily formed squadron which has been chosen to make the first British re-entry to the Mediterranean for nearly a year. As flag captain, Bolitho is made to contend with the unyielding attitudes of his new admiral, as well as the devious requirements of the squadron's civilian advisor. England is still stunned by the naval mutiny at Spithead, in which Bolitho's admiral was personally involved, and as the squadron sets sail the air is already alive with rumour of an even greater uprising in the ships at the Nore. Only when the squadron is drawn to a bloody embrace with the enemy does the admiral see the strength in Bolitho's trust and care for his men – but by then it is almost too late for any of them.

Автор: Kent Alexander
Серия: Bolitho
 
The Captain`s Vengeance

Sailing in the Caribbean, Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, is once again pursuing a chimera. A rich French prize ship he'd left at anchor at Dominica has gone missing, along with six of his sailors. What starts as a straightforward search for it, and them, from Hispaniola to Barbados, far down the Antilles, leads Lewrie to a gruesome discovery on the Dry Tortugas and to a vile cabal of the most pitiless and depraved pirates ever to sail under the "Jolly Roger" . . . and the suspicion that one of his trusted hands just may be the worst of them all!Against his will---again---the usually irrepressible Lewrie is made his superiors' "cat's-paw" once more, and his covert mission this time is to go up the Mississippi in enemy-held Spanish Louisiana to the romantic but sordid port of New Orleans in search of pirates and prize, where one false step could betray Lewrie and his small party as spies. Beguilements, betrayal, and death lurk 'round every corner of the Vieux Carre, and it's up to Lewrie's quick but cynical to win the day wits for their survival and wreak a very personal vengeance on his foes!

Автор: Lambdin Dewey
Серия: Lewrie
 
The Reaper

Captain Gilbert Anthony has a lot on his mind. He has just been decorated for extraordinary bravery under fire, been given command of the fourth-rate Drakkar, learned from his father's deathbed that he as a fully grown illegitimate brother, and will soon be dispatched on a special mission chasing pirates in the Caribbean. . .and that's just in the first fifteen pages! Honoring his dying father, the eponymous "Fighting James Anthony," Vice Admiral of the Blue, Gil takes his half-brother Gabriel into the ship's company as a senior midshipman. As Drakkar sails, Captain Anthony soon realizes having his brother aboard might not be the family reunion he hoped for when he encounters the resentment of one of his officers, Lieutenant Witzenfeld. But the real conflict lies ahead with the menacing pirate raiders who must be captured to end the depredations against peaceful English merchants. There Drakkar will find the feared pirate frigate Reaper and have her entire crew tested in savage combat!

Автор: Aye Michael
 
Torpedo Run

It was in 1943. On the Black Sea, the Russians were fighting a desperate battle to regain control. But the Russians' one real weakness was on the water: whatever they did, the Germans did it better, and the daring hit-and-run tactics of the E-boats plagued them. At last the British agreed to send them a small flotilla of motor torpedo boats under the command of John Devane. Devane had been in the Navy since the outbreak of war. More than a veteran, he was a survivor - and the two rarely went together in the savage war of MTBs. Given command t short notice, Devane soon learned that, even against the vast and raging background of the Eastern Front, war could still be a personal duel between individuals.

Автор: Reeman Douglas
Серия:
 
The Destroyers

In 25 years of continuous service, the eight destroyers had seen every kind of action at sea. Now they were going to be used on raids that would open the way for an invasion of Occupied Europe. Keith Drummond, captain of the destroyer Warlock, realized his men would be tested to the limit.

Автор: Reeman Douglas
Серия:
 
The Coffin Ship

The giant supertanker Prometheus sits at anchor in the Persian Gulf, holding 250,000 tons of crude oil. Somewhere on board is a crew member who is determined that the ship not make it to its destination in Europe. As the ship travels through the Indian Ocean, around South Africa, through the Atlantic and into the English Channel, only Captain Richard Mariner can battle subterfuge, sabotage and the elements to see the ship safely to port.

Автор: Tonkin Peter
Серия: Richard Mariner
 
The Fire Ship

Richard Mariner and his wife, Robin, are in the Indian Ocean on the trial voyage of a high-tech sailing boat designed, built, and owned by two Vietnam veterans, ‘Doc’ Weary and Sam Hood, when they encounter a burning freighter.

She has been strafed by gunfire, the crew has abandoned her — and her cargo had been armaments.

In the Persian Gulf, Prometheus II, the giant flagship of the Heritage Mariner tanker fleet, and its crew, are seized by terrorists. But the holders of the hostages make no demands.

Sir William Heritage, Robin's father, and Richard's friend and partner, cannot contact his daughter and son-in-law, and is unable to obtain any information about who has hijacked his ship, or why.

He flies to Bahrain to investigate — and is immediately kidnapped himself.

The three incidents are linked to one mysterious terrorist group — a group controlled by a madman.

From the northern waters of the Indian Ocean to the sinister explosives dumping zones in the Gulf of Oman, and from the beautiful shimmering waters of the Gulf to the fierce heat of Hormuz, this power-packed sea thriller speeds to a high-octane climax.

Автор: Tonkin Peter
Серия: Richard Mariner
 
The Iceberg

In 1986 General Gogol made a gamble to avoid total nuclear meltdown. Within weeks his secret was being shipped to the Arctic Ocean. Years later, Richard Mariner is commissioned to tow an iceberg to a drought-stricken state — unaware of the contamination at its heart. Others are not so ignorant.

Автор: Tonkin Peter
Серия: Richard Mariner
 
The Pharaoh's Secret

The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times—bestselling NUMA Files series from the grand master of adventure.


Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they’ve ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends — but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

Серия: NUMA Files
 
Tyger

The greatest naval trial in the Georgian period is underway at Portsmouth with the court martial of Sir Home Popham, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd’s commanding officer in the doomed occupation of Buenos Aires. Kydd has some sympathy for Popham’s unauthorised action but his support for his former commander leaves him athwart some very influential people in the Admiralty.With his frigate L’Aurore unfit for sea, Kydd is given a commission that some hope will destroy his career. Tyger has recently mutinied but instead of having her company dispersed around the fleet as is customary, the ship is pressed into immediate service in the North Sea. Kydd faces a crew still under some malign influence.Enemies aboard and on the high seas are just the start of the problem. Soon he will have to take his untested and untrustworthy crew into the Baltic and there they will get entangled with Napoleon’s invasion of Prussia. The stakes are desperate, the task seemingly impossible and the French implacable. But the only way for Kydd to avoid disgrace is to gamble his reputation and crew on a crazy mission to snatch a Prussian division out of the jaws of Napoleon’s advancing army. Will he return home once more a hero, or himself face a court martial?

Автор: Stockwin Julian
Серия: Thomas Kydd
 
The Emperor's Revenge

The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.


Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.

Серия: The Oregon Files
 
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The Wrecking Crew

In exchange for his freedom from a secret Moroccan prison, deep-water salvage diver Jonah Blackwell agrees to lead a covert search for a missing research team in the dangerous coastal waters of Somalia, an area plagued by pirates and a deadly red tide killing all marine life within its reach. But when his expedition threatens the ambitions of billionaire industrialist Charles Bettencourt, Jonah’s survival depends on hijacking a hostile submarine and assembling an unproven crew who must simultaneously investigate the source of a mysterious oceanic plague and face down Bettencourt’s commandos.


A thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in the world’s last frontier, THE WRECKING CREW will resonate with James Rollins and Clive Cussler fans alike.

Автор: Zajonc Taylor
Серия: Wrecking Crew
 
Typhoon Fury

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger when they try to stop a new world war in this thrilling novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.


Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm, and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.

Серия: The Oregon Files
 
The Baltic Prize

It's 1808. Parted from his new bride, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is called away to join the Northern Expedition to Sweden, now Britain's only ally in the Baltic. Following the sudden declaration of war by Russia, and with the consequent threat of the czar's great fleet in St Petersburg, the expedition must defend Britain's dearly won freedom in those waters. However, Kydd finds his popular fame as a frigate captain is a poisoned chalice; in the face of jealousy and envy from his fellow captains, the distrust of the commander-in-chief and the betrayal of friendship by a former brother-in-arms now made his subordinate, can he redeem his reputation?In an entirely hostile sea, Tyger ranges from the frozen north to the deadly confines of the Danish Sound – and plays a pivotal role in the situation ensuing after the czar's sudden attack on Finland. This climaxes in the first clash of fleets between Great Britain and Russia in history. To the victor will be the prize of the Baltic!

Автор: Stockwin Julian
Серия: Kydd
 
The Rising Sea

Everywhere, waters are rising-and that's just the beginning of the world's peril unless the NUMA crew can beat the clock in this thrilling #1 New York Times-bestseller from the grand master of adventure.


An alarming rise in the world's sea levels-much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt-sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power-and in the process displace as many as a billion people.

A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin — from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.

Серия: NUMA Files
 
Titanic 1912

Publishers Note: Titanic 1912 was previously published as Titanic QED

In 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and over the course of a few hours, plunged to the bottom of the sea, leaving a fraction of the passengers and crew to bob about the frigid sea in small lifeboats. The others, husbands, fathers, third class passengers froze to death in the icy water, but they were the lucky ones; there was much worse in the sea that fateful night.

Behemoths, leviathans, a hundred foot megaladon and other flesh-devouring creatures broke the boundaries that night, crossing over into our world to prey. As the Old Ones slumbered, the beasts of Lovecraftian lore broke free to terrorize and consume the innocent.

Written as H.P. Lovecraft would tell the tale, Titanic: QED explores the untold story of the night the Titanic sank.

Автор: Dahman Catt
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The Terror

Stephen King hailed Dan Simmons’ bestselling novel as ‘a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror’ and it’s now a chilling 10-part AMC Original TV series from Ridley Scott.

The men on board Her Britannic Majesty’s Ships Terror and Erebus had every expectation of triumph. They were part of Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition — as scientifically advanced an enterprise as had ever set forth — and theirs were the first steam-driven vessels to go in search of the fabled North-West Passage.

But the ships have now been trapped in the Arctic ice for nearly two years. Coal and provisions are running low. Yet the real threat isn’t the constantly shifting landscape of white or the flesh-numbing temperatures, dwindling supplies or the vessels being slowly crushed by the unyielding grip of the frozen ocean.

No, the real threat is far more terrifying. There is something out there that haunts the frigid darkness, which stalks the ships, snatching one man at a time — mutilating, devouring. A nameless thing, at once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition’s nemesis.

When Franklin meets a terrible death, it falls to Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror to take command and lead the remaining crew on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. With them travels an Eskimo woman who cannot speak. She may be the key to survival — or the harbinger of their deaths. And as scurvy, starvation and madness take their toll, as the Terror on the ice become evermore bold, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape…

Автор: Simmons Dan
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The Custom of the Sea

As Tom Dudley took his turn on watch, he looked with horror on the bodies of his crew.

Their ribs and hip bones were already showing through their wasting flesh. There were angry, ulcerating sores on their elbows, knees and feet, their lips were cracked and their tongues blackened and swollen.

They had continued to live on the turtle-flesh for a week, even though some of the fat became putrid in the fierce heat. Tom cut out the worst parts and threw them overboard, but they devoured the rest, and when the flesh was finished they chewed the bones and leathery skin.

They ate the last rancid scraps of it on the evening of 17 July. Tom looked at the others. ‘If no boat comes soon, something must be done…’

On 5 July 1884 the yacht Mignonette set sail from Southampton bound for Sydney. Halfway through their voyage, Captain Tom Dudley and his crew of three men were beset by a monstrous storm off the coast of Africa.

After four days of battling towering seas and hurricane gales, their yacht was finally crushed by a ferocious forty-foot wave.

The survivors were cast adrift a thousand miles from the nearest landfall in an open thirteen-foot dinghy, without provisions, water or shelter from the scorching sun. When, after twenty-four days, they were finally rescued by a passing yacht, the Moctezuma, only three men were left and they were in an appalling condition.

The ordeal they endured and the trial that followed their eventual return to England held the whole nation — from the lowliest ship’s deckhand to Queen Victoria herself — spellbound during the following winter.

From yellowing newspaper files, personal letters and diaries, and first-person accounts of the principals, Neil Hanson has pieced together the extraordinary tale of Captain Tom Dudley, the Mignonette and her crew. Their routine voyage culminated in unimaginable hardship and horror, during which the survivors of the storm had to make some impossible decisions. This is the true story of the voyage and the subsequent court case that outlawed for ever a practice followed since men first put to the ocean in boats: the custom of the sea.

Автор: Hanson Neil
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The Iberian Flame

1808. With the Peninsula in turmoil, Napoleon Bonaparte signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother, Joseph, on the throne of Spain. Meanwhile, Nicholas Renzi, the Lord Farndon, undertakes a deadly mission to stir up partisan unrest to disrupt this Napoleonic alliance with Spain.Thrust into the crucible of the uprising, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is dismayed to come up against an old foe from his past – now his superior and commander – who is determined to break him. Kydd will soon face the greatest decision of his professional career. Bonaparte, incensed by the reverses suffered to his honour, gathers together a crushing force and marches at speed into Spain. After several bloody encounters the greatly outnumbered British expedition have no option other than make a fighting retreat to the coast. Only the Navy can save them.But the flame of insurrection has been lit – and the Peninsular War has begun.

Автор: Stockwin Julian
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Автор: Conrad Joseph
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The Nylon Pirates

No Jolly Roger, no cannonballs whining across the Caribbean seas, no shrieking rabble of half-dressed, bearded cut-throats tumbling into the ship; none of these heralded the arrival of the Nylon Pirates. For they were the pirates of the twentieth-century sea-lanes, suave, elegant, discreet, moving with ease amongst the luxury to which they were accustomed. Yet they were still pirates in the old tradition, for they came with calculated greed and malice, and their methods were, if anything, more ruthless, more predatory, than any in the long line of their predecessors. Their travelling companions, their victims, were the rich, the spoiled, the extravagant, the weak; businessmen with middle-aged spread, large bank balances and unforgiving wives, legacy-laden matrons, and divorcees with alimony. All could be induced or forced to assist in the redistribution of their wealth.

The Nylon Pirates is not a book for the squeamish; it is an honest portrayal of human beings at their best and their worst, confined in the microcosm of a ship. Vanity, greed and cruelty are common alike to the nylon pirates and their victims; and the price both pay is the sum of their folly and their weakness.

Автор: Monsarrat Nicholas
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The Jonah Watch

Supposedly a true story framed in the format of a novel, The Jonah Watch is based on Jack Cady’s experiences while serving on a Coast Guard cutter off the coast of Maine. Trapped on an icebound cutter, the crew of the Adrian are haunted by apparitions, and the resulting terror and paranoia make for a claustrophobic tale of initiation and survival.

Автор: Cady Jack
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TIKAI GAĻA

TIKAI GAĻA

Džeks Londons, VII sēj

Kad DIEVI smejas

Автор: Londons eks
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TURI KURSU UZ RIETUMIEM

TURI KURSU UZ RIETUMIEM

Džeks Londons, VII sēj

Kad DIEVI smejas

Автор: Londons eks
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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The Great White Space

Beyond the hideous Plain of darkness, past the terrifying secret city, deep within earth’s dank uncharted caverns, a monstrous hybrid race stood guard at the entrance to the great white space.

So it was that the Great Northern Expedition ventured into the horrors of a stupendously vast underground terrain, in search of the legendary opening to another universe, peopled by an unimaginable spawn of darkness…

Автор: Copper Basil
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Tra dezerto kaj praarbaro

aventura romano

Автор: Sienkiewicz Henryk
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The Happy Return

Adventure fiction. June, 1808 – and off the Coast of Nicaragua Captain Horatio Hornblower has his hands full… Now in command of HMS Lydia, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Hornblower has instructions to form an alliance against the Spanish colonies with a mad and messianic revolutionary, El Supremo; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and ‘to take, sink, burn or destroy’ the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad – or face court-martial. And as if that wasn't hard enough, Hornblower must also contend with the charms of an unwanted passenger: Lady Barbara Wellesley… This is the seventh of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
 
The Last Encounter

"The Last Encounter" is a short story by C. S. Forester, the final chapter in the life of his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower. It was published together with the unfinished novel Hornblower and the Crisis and another short story, "Hornblower and the Widow McCool".

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
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The Commodore

In this ninth installment in the Hornblower series, the incomparable Horatio Hornblower, recently knighted and settled in as squire of the village of Smallbridge, has been designated commodore of his own squadron of ships, led by the two-decker Nonsuch and bound for the Baltic. It is 1812, and Hornblower has been ordered to do anything and everything possible, diplomatically and militarily, to protect the Baltic trade and to stop the spread of Napoleon's empire into Sweden and Russia. Though he has set sail a hero, one misstep may ruin his chances of ever becoming an admiral. Hostile armies, seductive Russian royalty, nautical perils such as ice-bound bays, assassins in the imperial palace—Hornblower must conquer all before he can return home to his beloved new wife and son, as his instructions are to sacrifice every man and ship under his command rather than surrender ground to Napoleon.

Автор: Forester Cecil Scott
 
Автор: Troost J Maarten
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The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

“A book to be plundered and raided.” — New York Times Book Review

“A portal into a world of timeless travel literature curated by one of the greatest travel writers of our day.” — USA Today

Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe in this collection of the best writing from the books that have shaped him as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel contains excerpts from the best of Theroux’s own work interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected:

Vladimir Nabokov Eudora Welty

Evelyn Waugh James Baldwin

Charles Dickens Pico Iyer

Henry David Thoreau Anton Chekhov

Mark Twain John McPhee

Freya Stark Ernest Hemingway

Graham Greene and many others

“Dazzling. . Like someone panning for gold, Theroux reread hundreds of travel classics and modern works, shaking out the nuggets.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Автор: Theroux Paul
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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas

The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux’s train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston’s subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina’s most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu. Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and plummet, he describes the people he encountered — thrown in with the tedious, and unavoidable, Mr Thornberry in Limón and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires. Witty, sharply observed and beautifully written, this is a richly evocative account of travelling to ‘the end of the line’.

Автор: Theroux Paul
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The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari

Following the success of the acclaimed Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of the world's most celebrated travel writer.

“Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,” writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey through the continent he knows and loves best. Theroux first came to Africa as a twenty-two-year-old Peace Corps volunteer, and the pull of the vast land never left him. Now he returns, after fifty years on the road, to explore the little-traveled territory of western Africa and to take stock both of the place and of himself.

His odyssey takes him northward from Cape Town, through South Africa and Namibia, then on into Angola, wishing to head farther still until he reaches the end of the line. Journeying alone through the greenest continent, Theroux encounters a world increasingly removed from both the itineraries of tourists and the hopes of postcolonial independence movements. Leaving the Cape Town townships, traversing the Namibian bush, passing the browsing cattle of the great sunbaked heartland of the savanna, Theroux crosses “the Red Line” into a different Africa: “the improvised, slapped-together Africa of tumbled fences and cooking fires, of mud and thatch,” of heat and poverty, and of roadblocks, mobs, and anarchy. After 2,500 arduous miles, he comes to the end of his journey in more ways than one, a decision he chronicles with typically unsparing honesty in a chapter called “What Am I Doing Here?”

Vivid, witty, and beautifully evocative, The Last Train to Zona Verde is a fitting final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers.

Автор: Theroux Paul
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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in Cornwall or Wales, Ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger. Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight.

Автор: Theroux Paul
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The Pillars of Hercules

"DAZZLING".

— Time

"[THEROUX'S] WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE; a storyteller's sense of pacing and gift for granting closure to the most subtle progression of events; and the graceful use of language. . We are delighted, along with Theroux, by the politeness of the Turks, amazed by the mountainous highlands in Syria, touched by the gesture of an Albanian waitress who will not let him pay for his modest meal. . The Pillars of Hercules [is] engrossing and enlightening from start (a damning account of tourists annoying the apes of Gibraltar) to finish (an utterly captivating visit with Paul Bowles in Tangier, worth the price of the book all by itself)".

— Chicago Tribune

"ENTERTAINING READING. . WHEN YOU READ THEROUX, YOU'RE TRULY ON A TRIP".

— The Boston Sunday Globe

"HIS PICARESQUE NARRATIVE IS STUDDED WITH SCENES THAT STICK IN THE MIND. He looks at strangers with a novelist's eye, and his portraits are pleasantly tinged with malice".

— The Washington Post Book World

"THEROUX AT HIS BEST. . An armchair trip with Theroux is sometimes dark, but always a delight".

— Playboy

"AS SATISFYING AS A GLASS OF COOL WINE ON A DUSTY CALABRIAN AFTERNOON. . With his effortless writing style, observant eye, and take-no-prisoners approach, Theroux is in top form chronicling this 18-month circuit of the Mediterranean".

— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Автор: Theroux Paul
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To the Ends of the Earth: The Selected Travels

The author of the phenomenally selling Riding the Iron Rooster presents his own choice selection of his best travel writing. "There are those who think Theroux is the finest travel writer working in English. This collection can only enhance that reputation".-The New York Times Book Review.

Автор: Theroux Paul
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The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE;

Being the Second and Last Part OF HIS LIFE, And of the Strange Surprizing Accounts of his Travels Round three Parts of the Globe.

Written by Himself.

Автор: Defoe Daniel
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The Third Tower: Journeys in Italy

In August 1936 a Hungarian writer in his mid-thirties arrives by train in Venice, on a journey overshadowed by the coming war and charged with intense personal nostalgia. Aware that he might never again visit this land whose sites and scenes had once exercised a strange and terrifying power over his imagination, he immerses himself in a stream of discoveries, reappraisals and inevitable self-revelations. From Venice, he traces the route taken by the Germanic invaders of old down to Ravenna, to stand, fulfilling a lifelong dream, before the sacred mosaics of San Vitale.

This journey into his private past brings Antal Szerb firmly, and at times painfully, up against an explosive present, producing some memorable observations on the social wonders and existential horrors of Mussolini's new Roman Imperium.

Автор: Szerb Antal
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The Soccer War

Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press dispatches — searing firsthand accounts of the frightening, grotesque, and comically absurd aspects of life during war. The Soccer War is a singular work of journalism.

Автор: Kapuscinski Ryszard
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The Shadow of the Sun

In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often violent, events that followed liberation. Kapuscinski hitchhikes with caravans, wanders the Sahara with nomads, and lives in the poverty-stricken slums of Nigeria. He wrestles a king cobra to the death and suffers through a bout of malaria. What emerges is an extraordinary depiction of Africa-not as a group of nations or geographic locations-but as a vibrant and frequently joyous montage of peoples, cultures, and encounters. Kapuscinski's trenchant observations, wry analysis and overwhelming humanity paint a remarkable portrait of the continent and its people. His unorthodox approach and profound respect for the people he meets challenge conventional understandings of the modern problems faced by Africa at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Автор: Kapuscinski Ryszard
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The Fault Line

An award-winning writer travels the eastern front of Europe, where the push/pull between old empires and new possibilities has never been more evident. Paolo Rumiz traces the path that has twice cut Europe in two—first by the Iron Curtain and then by the artificial scaffolding of the EU—moving through vibrant cities and abandoned villages, some places still gloomy under the ghost of these imposing borders, some that have sought to erase all memory of it and jump with both feet into the West (if only the West would have them).

In The Fault Line, he is a sublime and lively guide through these unfamiliar landscapes, piecing together an atlas that has been erased by modern states, delighting in the discovery of communities that were once engulfed by geopolitics then all but forgotten, until now.The farther south he goes, the more he feels he is traveling not along some abandoned Eastern frontier, but right in the middle of things: Mitteleuropa wasn’t to be found in Viennese cafés but much farther east, beyond even Budapest and Warsaw. As in Ukraine, these remain places in flux, where the political and cultural values of the East and West have stared each other down for centuries.

Rumiz gives a human face not just to what the Cold War left behind but to the ancient ties of empire and ethnicity that are still at the root of modern politics in flash-point areas such as this.

Review

“In his first book translated into English, La Repubblica correspondent Rumiz vents his anger at the European Union’s “rhetoric of globalization,” which homogenizes ethnic distinctions and threatens to obliterate traditional communities. His nostalgic, engaging search for the heart of European identity takes him from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, through present-day Finland, Latvia, Ukraine and Poland. In these regions, the author finds depopulated villages, survivors of mass deportations and exterminations that continued long after World War II. Exploring the border between Russia and the European Union, Rumiz realized that he was traveling “a seismic fault that’s only apparently dormant” because Russia, under Putin, is becoming a renewed threat. A richly detailed journey into Europe’s dark past and vulnerable present.”

Kirkus Reviews

“In this hypnotic travelogue, Italian journalist Rumiz weaves a poetic narrative about his 2008 journey along the length of the former Iron Curtain… There’s an unlikely poetic beauty to his flowery, indulgent prose… He lovingly describes his escapades and experiences, conjuring up places few tourists ever visit, exposing the dichotomy between the modernity of the EU and the time-lost ways of the old world, and illuminating a much-overlooked region of the world in a thoroughly fascinating manner. Though he’s given to purple prose and overly colorful descriptions, there’s no denying the allure and appeal of his European odyssey.”

Publishers Weekly
About the Author

Paolo Rumiz has been a correspondent for Italy’s La Repubblica since 1986, focusing on the Balkans and Eastern Europe. He was a frontline correspondent during the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, and Afghanistan, and has won many prizes for his journalism and nonfiction.

Автор: Rumiz Paolo
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The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule

A legend, a land once seen and then lost forever, Thule was a place beyond the edge of the maps, a mystery for thousands of years. And to the Nazis, Thule was an icy Eden, birthplace of Nordic “purity.” In this exquisitely written narrative, Joanna Kavenna wanders in search of Thule, to Shetland, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Greenland, and Svalbard, unearthing the philosophers, poets, and explorers who claimed Thule for themselves, from Richard Francis Burton to Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen. Marked by breathtaking snowscapes, haunting literature, and the cold specter of past tragedies, this is a wondrous blend of travel writing and detective work that is impossible to set down. RVIEW: Thule, real or not, is ripe and beguiling material for a literary and geographic adventurer, and Kavenna is formidable on both fronts. . . . Highly cerebral, erudite, refreshing. (The New York Times Book Review)

Автор: Kavenna Joanna
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Автор: Darwin Charles
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Book Runner

More than just a travel memoir, this book is a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the antique book trade. Hurdling from one anecdote to the next, Bill Rees regales readers with his many adventures selling valuable books. From finding a first edition on a Parisian pub shelf to opening a store in Paris and trading rare titles with big names like Ian McEwan and Alan Sillitoe, this account is packed with amusing narrative. Driven by the joys and trials of the author’s literary pursuit, the landscape of this quirky journey ranges from a small bookshop in Montpelier to a private library in Morocco, while the life path and story presented are a one-of-a-kind find.

Автор: Rees Bill
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Travel-журналистика. Путешествуйте и зарабатывайте

Прочитав эту книгу, вы поймёте, что быть travel-журналистом – это интересно и весело. Решите ли вы зарабатывать таким образом деньги или сделаете рассказы о путешествиях своим хобби, вы не потратите время впустую. Ведь вы своими глазами увидите извержение вулкана и рассвет в саванне, сфотографируете гигантскую раффлезию и погладите ездового носорога. Познакомитесь с людьми, которые никогда не видели метро и живут без электричества, услышите невероятные истории, попробуете кухню экзотических племён. Но главное, вы сможете рассказать об этом другим, поделиться красотой, которую видели. И этот удивительный опыт навсегда останется с вами.

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The River

From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars, this is a masterful tale of wilderness survival in the vein of Into the Wild and The Call of the Wild. It is the story of two college friends on a wilderness canoe trip—a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, whitewater, starvation, and brutality.

Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing. When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddling and picking blueberries, and nights of stargazing and reading paperback Westerns. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey. When they hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, their search for the pair turns up nothing and no one. But: The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Is this the man they heard? And, if he is, where is the woman? From this charged beginning, master storyteller Peter Heller unspools a headlong, heart-pounding story of desperate wilderness survival.

Автор: Heller Peter
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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TRĪS BIĻETES LĪDZ EDVENČERAI

STĀSTI PAR DABU

DŽERALDS DARELS

TRĪS BIĻETES LĪDZ EDVENČERAI

RĪGA

«LIESMA»

1984

Gerald Durrell

THREE SINGLES TO ADVENTURE London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1965

No angļu valodas tulkojusi Ilze Gintere

Zinātniskais konsultants Zandis Spurīs

Māksliniece Maija Dragūne

Tulkojums latviešu valodā

izdevniecība «Liesma», 1970

Veltīju Robertam Louzam, atceroties čūskas, sliņ­ķus un Dienvidamerikas seglus

ŠĪ grāmata vēsti par ceļojumu uz Britu Gvajānu, kurp es devos kopā ar savu biedru Kenetu Smitu tūkstoš deviņi simti piecdesmitajā gadā. Mūsu ekspedīcijas nolūks bija savākt šajā Dienvidamerikas no­stūri sastopamo putnu, zīdītāju, rāpuļu un zivju kolekciju un atvest uz Angliju sadalīšanai dažādiem zooloģiskajiem dārziem.

Автор: DARELS ERALDS
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Tiešā trāpījumā

Džeralds Darels

Tiešā trāpījumā

nordik

Gerald Durrell HOW TO SHOOTAN AMATEUR NATURALIST

No angļu valodas tulkojusi LINDA VĪTOLA

Māksliniece SOLVITA OZOLA

© Gerald Durrell, 1984 © Nordik, 2003

Ši gramata ar mīlestību un cieņu veltīta Paulai, Džonatanam un Alistēram

Автор: DARELS ERALDS
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The Whispering Land

Fans of Gerard Durrell’s beloved classic My Family and Other Animals and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom will rejoice at The Whispering Land. The sequel to A Zoo in My Luggage, this is the story of how Durrell and his wife’s zoo-building efforts at England’s Jersey Zoo led them and a team of helpers on an eight- month safari in Argentina to look for South American specimens. Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in Argentina, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor.

Автор: Durrell Gerald
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Автор: Hunter Erin
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The Bafut Beagles

Gerald Durrell's adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote mark him as a rare bird indeed.

In The Bafut Beagles he describes a collecting expedition to the Cameroons, where, with the assistance of a pack of African enthusiasts and mongrel dogs, he captured almost everything from flying mice to booming squirrels. The unconscious humour of a supercilious toad or a hypocritical chimpanzee is only surpassed by the electric charm of the convivial Fon of Bafut himself.

There are not many travel books with a more natural sense of humour.


Автор: Durrell Gerald
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The Corfu Trilogy

Gerald Durrell (1925–95) moved from England to Corfu with his family when he was eight. He immediately became fascinated by the island’s natural history and spent much of his time studying the local wildlife and keeping numerous, and often unusual, pets. He grew up to be a famous naturalist, animal-collector, and conservationist.

Durrell dedicated his life to the conservation of wildlife and it is through his efforts that creatures such as the Mauritius pink pigeon and the Mallorcan midwife toad have avoided extinction. Over his lifetime he wrote thirty-seven books, went on dozens of animal-collecting trips and presented numerous tv shows. He founded the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in 1959 as a centre for the conservation of endangered species – of which his wife Lee is still Honorary Director. He was awarded the OBE in 1982.


The Corfu Trilogy

My Family and Other Animals

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

The Garden of the Gods

Автор: Durrell Gerald
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The Abominables

A hundred years ago, in the Himalayan peaks of Nanvi Dar, the daughter of an English earl is kidnapped by a huge hairy monster. In a secret valley Agatha Farlingham is introduced to a family of motherless yetis and devotes her life to their upbringing. She teaches them to speak, tells them stories and insists on polite manners. But as the decades pass, tourists come to the mountains, a hotel is built and yeti-hunters arrive. Agatha knows that there is one place in the world where they would be protected — her ancestral home at Farley Towers. When a boy and his sister stumble upon her hidden valley, she knows she has found the courageous people who will carry out her plan. The excited yetis are smuggled into the bridal suite at the hotel. A freezer lorry is waiting to put them into semi-hibernation on the long trip home. But the baby yak that has fallen in love with the youngest yeti foils the refrigeration plan and they set off on a hugely entertaining road trip half way…

Автор: Ibbotson Eva
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The Island of the Colorblind

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands—their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace.

Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture.

The islands reawaken Sacks’ lifelong passion for botany—in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic—and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human.

Автор: Oliver Sacks
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The Island of the Colorblind

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands—their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace.

Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture.

The islands reawaken Sacks’ lifelong passion for botany—in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic—and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human.

Автор: Sacks Oliver
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The Abominables

A hundred years ago, in the Himalayan peaks of Nanvi Dar, the daughter of an English earl is kidnapped by a huge hairy monster. In a secret valley Agatha Farlingham is introduced to a family of motherless yetis and devotes her life to their upbringing. She teaches them to speak, tells them stories and insists on polite manners. But as the decades pass, tourists come to the mountains, a hotel is built and yeti-hunters arrive. Agatha knows that there is one place in the world where they would be protected — her ancestral home at Farley Towers. When a boy and his sister stumble upon her hidden valley, she knows she has found the courageous people who will carry out her plan. The excited yetis are smuggled into the bridal suite at the hotel. A freezer lorry is waiting to put them into semi-hibernation on the long trip home. But the baby yak that has fallen in love with the youngest yeti foils the refrigeration plan and they set off on a hugely entertaining road trip half way…

Автор: Ibbotson Eva
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Автор: London Jack
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Автор: Darwin Charles
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The Buffalo: The Story of American Bison and Their Hunters From Prehistoric Times to the Present

The buffalo: the story of American bison and their hunters from prehistoric times to the present / Francis Haines; foreword by David Dary. Originally published: New York: Crowell, 1970.

The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. Foreword and new appendix by David Dary, 1995.

Автор: Haines Francis
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The Last Hope

The battle between the Dark Forest and the warrior Clans has come. As the cats seek out their allies and enemies, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovewing wait desperately for the fourth cat who is prophesied to help them lead the Clans to victory—and who may be their only hope for survival.

Автор: Hunter Erin
 
The Fourth Apprentice

It has been foretold that Jayfeather and Lionblaze will hold the power of the stars in their paws. Now they must wait for a sign from StarClan to tell them which of their Clanmates will complete the prophecy. Soon, a StarClan warrior will visit a new ThunderClan apprentice—and the lives of the three chosen cats will be forever linked.

Автор: Hunter Erin
 
The Apprentice's Quest

For many moons, the warrior cats have lived in peace in their territories around the lake. But a dark shadow looms on the horizon, and the time has come for Alderpaw—son of the ThunderClan leader, Bramblestar, and his deputy, Squirrelflight—to shape his destiny… and the fate of all the warrior Clans.

Автор: Hunter Erin
 
The Sun Trail

A mysterious vision leads a group of cats away from their mountain home in search of a land filled with prey and shelter. But the challenges they face threaten to divide them, and the young cats must try to figure out how to live side by side in peace.

Автор: Hunter Erin
 
Thunder Rising

The mountain cats have begun to settle in their new home, but tensions are rising between Clear Sky and Gray Wing—and Thunder is caught in the middle.

Автор: Hunter Erin
 
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Tails of the Apocalypse
$1.00 from every copy sold benefits Pets for Vets (http://www.petsforvets.com)

Nobility. Self-Sacrifice. Unconditional Love. These are the qualities of the heroic animals in this collection.

The Walking Dead meets The Incredible Journey in 14 amazing tales by today’s most talented independent authors. Seven stories set in all-new dystopian landscapes. Seven stories set in the bestselling post-apocalyptic worlds of David Adams’s Symphony of War, Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania, Nick Cole’s Wasteland Saga, Hank Garner’s Weston Files, E.E. Giorgi’s Mayake Chronicles, Deirdre Gould’s After the Cure, and Edward W. Robertson’s Breakers.

When the world ends, the humans who survive will learn an old lesson anew—that friendship with animals can make the difference between a lonely death among the debris and a life well lived, with hope for the future.

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Tālā novadā

TĀLĀ NOVADĀ

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Treck der Verdammten

Das Jahr des Herrn 1863 ist eine düstere, hoffnungslose Zeit in Deutschland. Das einfache Volk ist verarmt. Wer Arbeit hat, schuftet für Groschen. Menschen sterben an Hunger und Epidemien.

In dieser Zeit ist »Amerika« ein Wort der Hoffnung und Sehnsucht - ein Land, wo jeder sein Glück machen und zu Wohlstand kommen kann. Ein magisches Wort auch für den jungen Handwerksgesellen Jacob Adler, der zu Unrecht des Mordversuchs beschuldigt wird und aus Deutschland fliehen muss.

Doch sein Leben in Amerika wird härter und gefahrvoller sein, als er es sich in seinen ärgsten Träumen vorzustellen vermag. Ein Abenteuer wartet auf Jacob Adler, wie es kaum ein zweiter je erlebt hat...

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Автор: Adams Will
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Автор: Adams Will
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Автор: Knox Tom
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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The Austere Academy

More doom and gloom for the Baudelaire orphans, and school as well. Dear Customer, If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. You might expect that Violet, Klaus and Sunny would do very well at school. Don't. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives. Within the chapters of this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E and the metric system. It is my solemn duty to stay up all night researching and recording the history of these three hapless youngsters, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night's sleep. In that case, you should probably choose some other tape. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

Автор: Snicket Lemony
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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Tomek na Czarnym Lądzie

Seria powieści Alfreda Szklarskiego o przygodach Tomka Wilmowskiego na różnych kontynentach. Między innymi chłopiec bierze udział w wyprawie łowieckiej na kangury w Australii i przeżywa niebezpieczne przygody w Afryce, żyje wśród czerwonoskórych Nawajów i Apaczów. W te niezwykłe przygody wpleciona jest historia odkryć dokonywanych przez polskich podróżników. Książki są lekturą łatwą i atrakcyjną dla chłopców od wielu pokoleń.

Автор: Szklarski Alfred
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Tomek w grobowcach faraonów

Seria powieści Alfreda Szklarskiego o przygodach Tomka Wilmowskiego na różnych kontynentach. Między innymi chłopiec bierze udział w wyprawie łowieckiej na kangury w Australii i przeżywa niebezpieczne przygody w Afryce, żyje wśród czerwonoskórych Nawajów i Apaczów. W te niezwykłe przygody wpleciona jest historia odkryć dokonywanych przez polskich podróżników. Od wielu pokoleń te książki są lekturą łatwą i atrakcyjną nie tylko dla chłopców.

Автор: Szklarski Alfred
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Tomek u źródeł Amazonki

Cykl powieści Alfreda Szklarskiego o przygodach Tomka Wilmowskiego obejmuje kilkanaście pozycji przedstawiających barwne przygody głównego bohatera w różnych miejscach świata. Niniejsza pozycja jest jedną z nich. Akcja powieści rozgrywa się północnej Ameryce u źródeł Amazonki. Książka jest niepowtarzalna okazją dla czytelnika, aby móc na kartach powieści znależć się w tym niesamowitym krajobrazie i wraz z bohaterami przeżyć coś niezapomnianego.

Автор: Szklarski Alfred
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Tajemnica Kaszlącego Smoka

Czy znasz pasjonujące książki Alfreda Hitchcocka o przygodach Trzech Detektywów? Książki te tworzą najpopularniejszy amerykański cykl powieści dla młodych czytelników. Ich bohaterami są trzej detektywi-amatorzy: Jupiter, Pete i Bob, mieszkańcy kalifornijskiego miasteczka Rocky Beach. Sympatyczni i pełni fantazji chłopcy przeżywają wiele niezwykłych przygód, tropią i ujmują groźnych przestępców. LJdajc im się rozwiązywać skomplikowane zagadki kryminalne, nad którymi czasem biedzą się dorośli. Alfred Hitchcock, znakomity reżyser, mistrz suspensu ofiarowuje w tych książkach młodym czytelnikom to, co charakterystyczne było dla jego filmów: pełną napięcia i nieoczekiwanych zwrotów akcję, mrożące krew w żyłach wydarzenia oraz zaskakujące pointy. Przygody Trzech Detektywów są lekturą, od której nie można się oderwać!

Przyjaciele zajmuja się prawą potwora, który kaszle. Zaczynają od przeszukania plaży. Znajdują tam wiele ciekawych rzeczy. Na szczęście dzięki pomysłowości Jupego udaje im się rozwikłać tą tajemnicę.

Автор: Hitchcock Alfred
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Tajemnica Nerwowego Lwa

Przyjaciele trafiają do otwartego zoo. Tam jest lew który ostatni stał się nerwowy. Jak się okazuje u krat klatki lwa były brylanty. Lew był z tego powodu zdenerwoany.

Автор: Hitchcock Alfred
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Tajemnica Nieznośnego Kolekcjonera

Na przyjęciu zorganizowanym z okazji zaręczyn znika milioner(ojciec dziewczyny). Porywacz chce dostać za człowieka książkę biskupa. Jednak nikt nie wie co to za książka. Chłopcy znajdują ją dopiero na statku milionera. człowiek poszukujący książki zostaje złapany.

Автор: Hitchcock Alfred
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Tajemnica Pana Pottera

Parę słów o całej serii

Alfred Hitchcock, znany w literaturze i kinematografii raczej z zamiłowania do dreszczowców, mrocznych kryminałów i gatunków raczej horroro-podobnych, stworzył również całą serię książek przeznaczonych dla młodego czytelnika, a pozbawionych atmosfery grozy i lęku. No bynajmniej pozbawionej grozy już po rozwiązaniu zagadki. Wcześniej nie ma tak dobrze!!!! Drużynę tworzą, jak w tytule trzej młodzi detektywi- Jupiter Jones, Bob Andrews i Pete Crenshaw. Jupiter Mieszka wraz z ciotką i wujkiem na składzie złomu Jonesów. Jupiter jest przywódcą tej organizacji i jej mózgiem. Potrafi rozwiązywać naprawdę zawikłane zagadki, jest oczytany i wie wiele więcej od innych, przez co czasami się wymądrza. Ma nadwagę, co jest jego zmorą na każdym kroku. Potrafi świetnie poprowadzić swych przyjaciół do rozwiązania zagadki. Pete Crenshaw jest drugim detektywem. Jest bardzo wysportowany, przez co zazwyczaj na niego spadają najcięższe zadania, wymagające dobrej kondycji. Pomimo, że najmniej chętnie pakuje się w kłopoty, jak przychodzi co do czego, ratuje sytuację. Ostatni detektyw, Bob Andrews, prowadzi dokumentację Trzech Detektywów, i często wyszukuje potrzebnych informacji. Ma to trochę ułatwione, gdyż pracuje w Bibliotece w Rocky Beach.

Автор: Hitchcock Alfred
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Tajemnica Srebrnego Pająka

‘Tajemnica srebrnego Pająka’- w tej części książki, bohaterowie dostają duże zlecenie. Wyruszają za granicę tylko po to, aby znaleźć srebrnego pająka (‘maskotkę rodu’). Ten pająk jest symbolem fikcyjnego, europejskiego księstwa zwanego Waranią. Jego wizerunek jest ukazany na wielu proporcach, odwzorowany na setkach flag, jest herbem księcia. Chłopcy po przybyciu zostają uwikłani w wiele dworskich intryg, tak splątanych, lepkich i mocnych jak pajęcza sieć, lecz dzięki wspólnej pracy, inteligencji Jupitera, sile Pete’a i bystrości Boba, po wielu przygodach udaje im się w końcu odnaleźć ‘maskotkę rodu’. Nie ma to jak dobra organizacja i współpraca.

Автор: Hitchcock Alfred
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The Bad Beginning

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

Автор: Snicket Lemony
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Автор: Methos Victor
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The Chemickal Marriage

The final installment of Dahlquist's fantastical adventure series, following on from The Glass Book of Dream Eaters and The Dark Volume.

Miss Temple, young, wealthy and far away from home, never wanted to be a heroine. Yet her fiancé is dead (admittedly, by her own hand), her companions slain and her nemesis, the terrifyingly wicked Contessa Lacquer-Sforza, escaped. It falls on her tiny shoulders to destroy a deadly cabal whose alchemy threatens to enslave the world. Miss Temple plots her revenge.

But Dr Svenson and Cardinal Chang are alive, barely - their bodies corrupted by the poisonous blue glass. Wounded and outnumbered, Miss Temple, Dr Svenson and Cardinal Chang pursue their enemies through city slums and glittering palaces as they fight to prevent the cabal's crushing dominion and unholy marriage between man and machine.

An assassin, an heiress and a surgeon against the world's most unholy evil - the stage is set for a final battle. . . in an adventure like no other.

Автор: Dahlquist Gordon
 
Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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The Reptile Room

This story has a happy ending. No, wait, that was a different tape… Dear Customer, If you have picked up this sheet, you have probably not read the warning so clearly outlined in my prior message. This story may seem cheery at first, when the Baudelaire orphans spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy uncle. But don't be fooled. The three siblings endure a car accident, a terrible odour, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a large brass reading lamp and the reappearance of a person they'd hoped never to see again. I have made a solemn vow to present this information to the public, but there is nothing stopping you from tearing up this paper and pretending you've never heard of this CD. Then you can sell something that is less unpleasant. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

Автор: Snicket Lemony
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The Wide Window

Even more terrible happenings concerning the Baudelaire orphans. Dear Customer, If you have not heard anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you listen to even one sentence you should know this: Violet, Klaus and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I'm sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all. If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this CD will probably fill you with despair. I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly bear the responsibility of exposing others to this miserable story. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

Автор: Snicket Lemony
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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Автор: Burroughs Edgar Rice
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The Main

Down in the main, Montreal’s teeming underworld, the dark streets echo with cries in a dozen languages, with the swift footsteps of thieves, with the murmurs of women of pleasure. To the people of the Main, Lieutenant Claude LaPointe is judge and jury, father confessor and avenging angel. And when cold-blooded murder invades LaPointe’s territory, it means the beginning of another gripping tale of death and danger, of action and mystery, by the incomparable Trevanian.

Автор: Whitaker Rodney
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Автор: Gibbins David
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Автор: Gibbins David
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

A rip-roaring novelisation based on the bestselling League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book series by Alan Moore, soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Connery and Stuart Townsend. London, 1899. As the British Empire lies in mortal jeopardy, a top-secret initiative unites several of the most illustrious (and sometimes infamous) personages of the age: Allan Quartermain, famed explorer and adventurer; Captain Nemo, master of the undersea submersible Nautilus: Dr. Henry Jekyll and his brutish alter ego, Mr. Hyde; Rodney Skinner, the Invisible Man; Dorian Gray, the ageless subject of a diabolical portrait; Mina Murray (nee Harker), surviving victim of the late Count Dracula and a scrappy American secret agent named Tom Sawyer. Together they form THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. When a criminal mastermind known only as 'The Fantom' plots to hurl the world into war, The League must race across the globe to foil the masked madman's insidious scheme. But they may not have reckoned with the traitor in their midst…

Автор: Anderson Kevin J
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The Miserable Mill

"The Baudelaire orphans looked out the grimy window of the train and gazed at the gloomy blackness of the Finite Forest, wondering if their lives would ever get better," begins The Miserable Mill. If you have been introduced to the three Baudelaire orphans in any of Lemony Snicket's previous novels, you know that not only will their lives not get better, they will get much worse. In the fourth installment in the "Series of Unfortunate Events," the sorrowful siblings, having once again narrowly escaped the clutches of the evil Count Olaf, are escorted by the kindly but ineffectual Mr. Poe to their newest "home" at the Lucky Smells Lumbermill. Much to their horror (if not surprise), their dormitory at the mill is crowded and damp, they are forced to work with spinning saw blades, they are fed only one meal a day (not counting the chewing gum they get for lunch), and worst of all, Count Olaf lurks in a dreadful disguise as Shirley the receptionist just down the street. Not even the clever wordplay and ludicrous plot twists could keep this story buoyant-reading about the mean-spirited foreman, the deadly blades, poor Klaus (hypnotized and "reprogrammed"), and the relentless hopelessness of the children's situation only made us feel gloomy. Fans of these wickedly funny, suspenseful adventures won't want to miss out on a single one, but we're hoping the next tales have the delicate balance of delight and disaster we've come to expect from this exciting series.

Автор: Snicket Lemony
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The Penultimate Peril

"You're not children anymore," a desperate Kit Snicket tells Violet, Klaus and Sunny in the opening pages of Lemony Snicket's THE PENULTIMATE PERIL. "You're volunteers, ready to face the challenges of a desperate and perplexing world." Indeed, in this adventure the profoundly unlucky Baudelaire orphans face dilemmas more perplexing and desperate than any they've faced in the previous eleven books in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Now that they've reached the Hotel Denouement, the hapless siblings must pose as concierges, heavily disguised to protect their identities, and discern the true motives and identities of the hotel's many mysterious guests. Indeed, during their explorations of the massive hotel, the Baudelaires encounter characters from nearly every one of their previous misadventures (including that cakesniffer Carmelita and the always "in" Esme Squalor).

The Hotel Denouement is full of secrets, able to be unlocked only by those who really understand the Dewey Decimal System. From the rooftop sunbathing deck to the laundry room, the Baudelaires try to sort out the volunteers from the villains, hoping against hope that they're not "wrong, wrong, wrong."

Lemony Snicket's twelfth book lacks none of the verbal wit and clever snarkiness that have made this series so popular. Indeed, now that youngest sibling Sunny is speaking more clearly, her dialogue contributes even more to the clever wordplay at which these books excel. Some surprising secrets are in store, as well as a real cliffhanger of an ending, which promises to make the series much more complex than anyone would have imagined.

Even though Lemony Snicket would tell you to toss THE PENULTIMATE PERIL into the nearest puddle or pond, it's definitely worth keeping up with the ongoing saga of the world's most trouble-prone siblings. The only unfortunate thing will be the wait for the series's final installment!

Автор: Snicket Lemony
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The Valhalla Prophecy

For fans of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly comes the new heart-stopping, globe-spanning adventure in Andy McDermott’s explosive series featuring American archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase.

MYSTERIOUS RUNE STONES.

AN ANCIENT VIKING MYTH.

AND A PROPHECY OF LIFE OR DEATH.

In a Stockholm museum, thieves steal an enormous Norse rune stone, but not before killing a security guard. When Nina Wilde, head of the International Heritage Agency (IHA), and her husband and ex-mercenary Eddie Chase arrive to investigate, they are told a chilling story: A scholar has discovered that the stone may be one of two keys to finding the mythological site of Valhalla, where the Vikings predicted the world’s final battle would begin. The second lies at the bottom of a Norwegian lake. But when Nina and Eddie race to the scene, they’re hit with a shocking surprise.

Covert agents from around the world are drawn into a lethal game, including a ruthless mole in the IHA. Then a disturbing secret surfaces from Eddie’s past, involving a mission in Vietnam and a woman he tried to save. Suddenly suspicious of her own husband, Nina cannot afford to stop the perilous search for the artifact. For somewhere in a remote wilderness, two forces are about to converge: one that could save the world… and one that could destroy it.

Автор: Mcdermott Andy
 
The Secret Servant

Former SAS Major Harry Maxim is assigned to Number 10 Downing Street as a special assistant to George Harbiner, private secretary to the Prime Minister, following the suicide of his predecessor with the British Secret Service. Maxim is assigned to protect Professor John White Tyler, Britain's premier military strategist on nuclear weapons policy and famed war hero (as well as an insatiable lecher). Tyler ’s many enemies, including local pacifists, leftists, and radical students, as well as the KGB will do anything, perhaps even murder to keep Tyler from addressing a NATO summit in Luxembourg. However, are various events surrounding Tyler related? Such as a hand grenade thrown through the door to the Prime Minister's residence, or the death of a Czech defector? Assisted by MI-5 liaison officer Alice Algar, Maxim must uncover a horrific secret from Tyler 's wartime past in order to prevent a massive foreign relations disaster, as well as keeping Tyler alive.

Автор: Lyall Gavin
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Автор: Adams Will
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The Lost City of Z

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon.

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century:” What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z?

In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions helped inspire Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization—which he dubbed “Z”—existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.

Fawcett’s fate—and the tantalizing clues he left behind about “Z”—became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett’s party and the lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes, or gone mad. As David Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett’s quest, and the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, being irresistibly drawn into the jungle’s “green hell.” His quest for the truth and his stunning discoveries about Fawcett’s fate and “Z” form the heart of this complex, enthralling narrative.

Автор: Grann David
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon.

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century:" What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z?

In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions helped inspire Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization-which he dubbed “Z”-existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.

Fawcett’s fate-and the tantalizing clues he left behind about “Z”-became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett’s party and the lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes, or gone mad. As David Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett’s quest, and the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, being irresistibly drawn into the jungle’s “green hell.” His quest for the truth and his stunning discoveries about Fawcett’s fate and “Z” form the heart of this complex, enthralling narrative.

Автор: Grann David
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Автор: Gibbins David
Серия: Jack Howard
 
The Codex

"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over a half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing--along with his entire collection--from his mansion in New Mexico.

At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far stranger: As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb.

The race is on, but the three brothers are not the only ones competing for the treasure. This secret is so astounding it cannot be kept quiet for long. With half a billion dollars at stake, as well as an ancient Mayan codex that may hold a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases, others soon join the hunt--and some of them will stop at nothing to claim the grave goods.

The bestselling coauthor of such page-turning thrillers as Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities, Douglas Preston now spins an unforgettable tale of greed, adventure, and betrayal.

Автор: Preston Douglas
Серия:
 
The Great Zoo of China

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years.

They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world.

Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed.

A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane ‘CJ’ Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles.

The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong.

Of course it can’t…

GET READY FOR ACTION ON A GIGANTIC SCALE

Автор: Reilly Matthew
Серия:
 
The Wrath of Fu Manchu

This book brings together some unpublished manuscripts, and stories which have previously appeared only in magazine form, by the late Sax Rohmer. The long title novella and three others are about Dr. Fu Manchu — and, of course, his unremitting opponent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith. There are eight more stories in this book, no less characteristic of Sax Rohmer's art.


Table of Contents:


• The Wrath of Fu Manchu

• The Eyes of Fu Manchu

• The Word of Fu Manchu

• The Mind of Fu Manchu

• Nightmare House

• The Leopard-Couch

• The Mystery of the Fabulous Lamp

• A Date at Shepheard's

• The Mark of Maat

• The Treasure of Taia

• Crime Takes a Cruise

• A House Possessed

Автор: Rohmer Sax
Серия: FM
 
The Secret of the Stones

A four thousand year old mystery lurks in the hills of Georgia.

While investigating a strange series of ancient codes, an archaeologist vanishes, and a professor he entrusted with the secret is murdered. Former government agent, Sean Wyatt, learns of his friend's disappearance and must race against the clock to unravel the clues to the ancient mystery. But to save him, he will have to fight off highly trained mercenaries in hand to hand combat, violent shootouts, and high speed car chases through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

And in the end, what he learns will change the history books as we know them.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
 
The Cleric's Vault

Sean Wyatt is back in the thrilling follow up to The Secret of the Stones.

What he thought would be a relaxing weekend in Las Vegas turns into a high octane thrill ride through the American Desert Southwest and into the mountains of Ecuador.

The journey leads to the discovery of a mysterious ancient power that could change the course of human events.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
 
The Last Chamber

Uncover the Mystery that Could Change the Course of Human Events!

Grab the final book of The Lost Chambers Trilogy


The world is in grave danger, and no on knows it.


Sean Wyatt has been racing against time to unravel the riddle of the ancient lost chambers of gold. But after a car bombing in Cairo leaves him without a vital clue, and his friend Tommy Schultz in critical condition, the trail has gone cold. Sean and his new ally Adriana Villa must discover another path to the final chamber. The journey is fraught with danger, intrigue, and a new cast of characters who are not all that they seem.

Unbeknownst to them, Alexander Lindsey, a ruthless leader of an underground society called The Order of Golden Dawn is planning something that could reshape global civilization, the results of which would be cataclysmic.

Sean and his friends must solve ancient clues, and discover why Lindsey, who calls himself The Prophet is so desperate to find the last golden chamber. In the process of finding one of the greatest lost archaeological treasures of all time, Sean Wyatt must figure out a way to stop Lindsey and his devious plan.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
 
The Lost Canvas

Fast action, Nazi secrets, and a woman searching for a priceless treasure lost during the second World War.


A modern day Robin Hood, Adriana Villa is no typical thief. She only steals from those who have stolen. Now she is on the trail of a priceless painting, confiscated by the Nazis during World War II. With the help of a friend, she learns the lost painting has more value than she initially thought and the secret behind it could rewrite history.

The Lost Canvas is a short story companion book to Ernest Dempsey's full-length thriller, The Cleric's Vault.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
Серия:
 
The Devil You Know

Nick Kismet, the unstoppable hero of The Shroud of Heaven returns in a novella-length thriller.


Kismet's search for the shadowy Prometheus group turns a corner when he receives an invitation to meet a mysterious informant. But instead of answers, he finds a beautiful reporter, hunted by vicious kidnappers and a fallen priest wielding the unholy power of the Judas Rope.

Автор: Ellis Sean
Серия:
 
The Shroud of Heaven

On the bloody battlefields of Iraq, one man’s quest to find God will unleash Hell.


For more than a decade, Nick Kismet has traveled the world protecting priceless relics and cultural heritage sites from looters, while searching for answers to the mystery that has haunted him since the first Gulf War — a mystery that has defined his life. Now, a new war has brought him back to the bloody battlefield where his search began.

Summoned by his friend and mentor, Pierre Chiron, Kismet soon finds himself on the trail of the holy relics of Solomon’s Temple, captured centuries before by Babylonian conquerors and thought to be lost to history. But Chiron’s quest is not merely to find ancient artifacts; he seeks to find proof — the very fingerprint — of God.

Driven to uncover secrets that have haunted mankind for millennia, pursued by a mysterious assassin and an enemy consumed by hatred, Nick and Pierre journey into the desert to find the terrible truth that lies behind…


The Shroud of Heaven.

Автор: Ellis Sean
Серия: Nick Kismet Adventure
 
The Emerald Scepter

Something bad happened to Matinicus "Matt" Hawkins in Afghanistan. The ex-SEAL was grievously wounded in an ambush that killed men under his command and almost ended his life. When he pushed for an investigation, he was kicked out of the Navy with a psychiatric discharge. The doctors put his shattered leg back together, but the bitterness destroyed his marriage. Five years later, Hawkins is jerked out of his tranquil life as a designer of undersea robots. A super-secret government group wants him to go back to Afghanistan on a strange and dangerous mission. A Georgetown University historian has unearthed evidence that could lead to the fabulous treasure of Prester John, a legendary Christian ruler of an eastern empire. The historian has disappeared, and the government wants Hawkins to track down the treasure as a matter of national security. The centerpiece of the trove, an emerald-encrusted gold scepter, is the linchpin in the Prophet's Necklace, code-name for a plot that is intended to kill more people than the attack on the Twin Towers and rally others to the terrorist cause. Hawkins sees his mission to foil the plot as an opportunity to search for answers. He pulls together an eclectic team that includes his ex-wife, a former comrade-in-arms and a mentally unstable computer whiz. Backed by his unlikely team, Hawkins will travel thousands of miles and hundreds of years on an amazing time-space odyssey. He'll face off against a cold-blooded killer. Probe the underwater secrets of an ancient tomb. Navigate the treacherous stands of an unimaginable conspiracy. And in the process, will discover that there are treasures even more valuable than gold.

Автор: Kemprecos Paul
Серия:
 
The Grecian Manifesto

Over two thousand years ago, Julius Caesar lost a weapon of untold power in a shipwreck.

When Adriana Villa goes missing during her search for a device called, The Eye of Zeus, former government agent Sean Wyatt is called in by the president to find what it was she was looking for. Once more, Wyatt is in a race against time as he speeds across the world to Rome, Athens, and to the Ionian Sea. He must unlock the riddles that have baffled historians and treasure seekers for thousands of years if he is to discover the mysterious object.

But he is not the only one searching for The Eye of Zeus. There is another player in the game, and with his wealth and power, he might be able to leverage the balance to suit his evil desires, which will mean financial ruin for all of Europe, and perhaps the world.

Along the way, Sean and his sidekick, Tommy Schultz, find themselves in a pulse-pounding race to the prize filled with bullets, close quarters combat, and an underwater treasure that could alter the course of history.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
Серия: Sean Wyatt
 
The Norse Directive

In 1801, a British officer discovered a clue to one of the most coveted relics in history.

When Sean Wyatt rescuse a friend from being executed in the mountains of Tennessee, Sean Wyatt and his sidekick, Tommy Shultz are thrown into a high octane game of cat and mouse with a wealthy Frenchman named Gerard Dufort who will stop at nothing to get his next prize.

The two friends find themselves zipping across the globe to southern England, Copenhagen, Scotland, and the American Southwest in a race against the clock and a man with sinister plans of his own.

This action packed story is sure to keep you turning the pages until you reach the end and send an email to the author telling him to hurry up and write the next installment.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
Серия: Sean Wyatt
 
The Shiva Objective

In this prequel to THE PHAROS OBJECTIVE, and a homage to the classic Richard Connell story, 'The Most Dangerous Game', gifted psychic and assassin Nina Osseni finds herself the objective of a very special hunt. Set in the exotic city of Agra, India against the backdrop of the legendary Taj Mahal, she must outwit the world's greatest hunters who are seeking the ultimate challenge that she represents. Combining fascinating history, modern thrills and as always — intriguing ancient mysteries, The Shiva Objective is a must-read for fans of the series, or as just a standalone read.

Автор: Sakmyster David
Серия:
 
The Smithsonian Objective

The Grand Canyon has been hiding an explosive secret for over a hundred years. But is the closely-guarded cavern filled with Egyptian artifacts his true target… or is his real objective something far more incredible — something that can only be found in the forbidden archives under the Smithsonian itself?

Автор: Sakmyster David
Серия:
 
The Solomon Curse

The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times—bestselling author.


There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed.

Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous — and like nothing they have ever seen before.

Серия: Fargo Adventures
 
The Lightning Stones

An exciting new adventure for Doubleday — introducing #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor Jack Du Brul, and his erudite geologist with a special taste for international intrigue, Philip Mercer.


Sinking thousands of feet below the surface of the earth in the Leister Deep copper mine in Minnesota, Philip Mercer rides a series of heavy-duty elevators to visit his old friend and mentor, Abraham Jacobs. Jacobs has led a research team to the deepest section of the mine for a groundbreaking study into climate change and cosmic rays. But as Mercer approaches the bottom, he is stunned to hear the unmistakable report of automatic gunfire in the massive underground chambers. He can't stop the inevitable: by the time Mercer finds his way to them, his dear friend, and the entire research team, have been efficiently executed. Mercer is left seeking answers… and revenge.

This sets in motion a propulsive thriller intertwined with intrigue, vengeance, and cutting-edge science. Mercer is thrust into an international hunt for the murderers — and the frightening secret of what they were looking for. The Lightning Stones is a smart rocket ride… and a franchise in the making.


Jack Du Brul became a #1 New York Times bestselling author with Clive Cussler, cowriting the Oregon series that has become a fan favorite. Du Brul's own backlist — featuring Philip Mercer — serves as a launching pad now for the reintroduction of Mercer on a much larger level.

Автор: Du Brul Jack
Серия: Philip Mercer
 
The Pharos Objective

A legendary treasure chamber hidden beneath the ruins of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, has defied discovery for over two thousand years. Until today. Until the Morpheus Initiative — a team of psychic arcaeologists — use their abilities to solve the mysteries of the Pharos and bypass its deadly defenses. But as they close in on the chamber, they are suddenly thrust into an ancient conflict between the keepers of the Pharos's astonishing secret and evil forces bent on its destruction.

Автор: Sakmyster David
Серия: Morpheus Initiative
 
The Forbidden Script

An ancient Mayan script hidden for nearly two thousand years was recently discovered inside a deep underground cavern.

Dr. Tony Barrette would do what ever it takes to decode the secrets hidden within the Mayan hieroglyphs.

One man stands between Dr. Barrette from unlocking the power of the spiritual realm.

A fast paced adventure from beginning to end takes you into the darker side of the Mayan world.

Автор: Brockwell Richard
Серия:
 
The Jerusalem Creed

The Action. Never. Stops.


Sometimes the worst enemies come from unexpected places.

Somewhere in the Middle East, an ancient power waits and a man bent on revenge seeks to find it. Only Sean Wyatt can stop him.


When Babylonian armies invaded Jerusalem, they ripped through the city, leaving a swath of destruction in their wake and taking almost everything Israel held sacred. Almost.

Under the cover of darkness, the high priest dispatched two of his most trusted friends to the far reaches of the empire and beyond to hide three of their most powerful relics.

When an Israeli archaeologist sends a mysterious message to a friend in the United States, Sean Wyatt and his band of part-time heroes are thrown into a global conspiracy that could mean the end of peace as we know it.

Race through foreign lands with Sean and his sidekick Tommy Schultz as they unravels ancient clues, fights his way through assassination attempts, and takes on a band of terrorists who are plotting their own brand of world war.

Will Sean be able to track down the ancient relics before the terrorists? Or will the killers recover one of the ancient world's most powerful and mysterious combination of artifacts?

There's only one way to find out.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
Серия: Sean Wyatt
 
The Last Survivor (A Wilde/Chase Short Story)

Join Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase in a digital exclusive short story from the international bestseller Andy McDermott.


Nina Wilde is pregnant and feeling very alone. Reeling from the events of her last mission, in which a close friend died in their attempt to stop a resurgent Nazi force from stealing a great archaeological treasure, all Nina can do is try and find solace in her work.

But there is one last survivor. A man determined to take his revenge on Nina for all that befell his brethren. Now he is in New York, waiting for his chance. Can Nina's husband, former SAS soldier Eddie Chase, stop him?

Автор: Mcdermott Andy
Серия:
 
The Revelation Code

2002 — Southern Iraq


A CIA covert operation in the desert uncovers ancient ruins concealing a humanoid statue, with six wings and the face of a lion. Team member Ezekiel Cross is convinced that it represents one of four angels prophesied in the Book of Revelation, and when the agents are attacked by Iraqi forces, leaving Cross the only survivor, he steals it to begin his own mission from God…


Present Day — New York


Depressed following the death of a friend, Nina Wilde has been focusing her energies on her pregnancy, rather than the archaeological discoveries for which she is renowned. But adventure still finds her — when she's kidnapped by religious cultists intending to force her to locate the remaining angels!

Held prisoner in a strange village, Nina engages in a battle of wits against her captors, knowing her only hope of rescue is for her husband Eddie Chase to find the other statues first. But with a ruthless maniac determined to fulfill Revelation's prophecy, time is running out. Only by keeping the angels out of the cultists' hands can Nina and Eddie prevent the coming apocalypse… but what price will they have to pay?

Автор: Mcdermott Andy
 
The Bone Labyrinth

A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave readers changed forever…


In this groundbreaking masterpiece of ingenuity and intrigue that spans 50,000 years in human history, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes us to mankind’s next great leap.

But will it mark a new chapter in our development… or our extinction?


In the remote mountains of Croatia, an archaeologist makes a strange discovery: a subterranean Catholic chapel, hidden for centuries, holds the bones of a Neanderthal woman. In the same cavern system, elaborate primitive paintings tell the story of an immense battle between tribes of Neanderthals and monstrous shadowy figures. Who is this mysterious enemy depicted in these ancient drawings and what do the paintings mean?

Before any answers could be made, the investigative team is attacked, while at the same time, a bloody assault is made upon a primate research center outside of Atlanta. How are these events connected? Who is behind these attacks? The search for the truth will take Commander Gray Pierce of Sigma Force 50,000 years into the past. As he and Sigma trace the evolution of human intelligence to its true source, they will be plunged into a cataclysmic battle for the future of humanity that stretches across the globe… and beyond.

With the fate of our future at stake, Sigma embarks on its most harrowing odyssey ever — a breathtaking quest that will take them from ancient tunnels in Ecuador that span the breadth of South America to a millennia-old necropolis holding the bones of our ancestors. Along the way, revelations involving the lost continent of Atlantis will reveal true mysteries tied to mankind’s first steps on the moon. In the end, Gray Pierce and his team will face to their greatest threat: an ancient evil, resurrected by modern genetic science, strong enough to bring about the end of man’s dominance on this planet.

Only this time, Sigma will falter — and the world we know will change forever.

Автор: Rollins James
Серия: Sigma Force
 
The Mongol Objective

After a mystical Egyptian artifact is stolen by a renegade member of the Morpheus Initiative, Caleb Crowe and his team of psychics must use all their abilities to prevent the release of its catastrophic power. But first, they must survive the defenses of a subterranean mausoleum belonging to the world's greatest conqueror. Genghis Khan.

Автор: Sakmyster David
Серия: Morpheus Initiative
 
The Minoan Cipher

When robotics engineer and ex-Navy SEAL Matinicus “Matt” Hawkins gets a call asking him to survey a shipwreck off the coast of Spain, he jumps at the chance to dive on what may be an intact Minoan vessel, a discovery long considered the Holy Grail of underwater archeology. The find could rip the covers off the mysterious civilization that flourished thousands of years ago on the island of Crete.

But as he descends in his submersible to the ocean bottom with Greek archeologist Kalliste Kalchis, Hawkins soon learns that an invisible No Trespassing sign has been posted on the wreck and violators will be killed. Sinister forces quickly make it clear they will do anything to retrieve the ancient translating device he brings up from the deep.

Realizing he is in over his head in more ways than one, Hawkins pulls together the team that backed him up in Afghanistan on the search for an emerald scepter: ex-wife Abby, who heads a global logistics corporation; Navy SEAL comrade and security expert Calvin Hayes, and Molly Sutherland, a computer whiz with a chip on her shoulder.

Hawkins will need all the help he can get as he finds himself in the sights of the Way of the Axe, a bloody cult that will do anything to keep its existence secret. Complicating his investigation are the machinations of a bizarre cast of characters: Viktor Salazar, the CEO of a rapacious mineral corporation who’s conspiring to destroy a promising new technology that could wean the world off of fossil fuels. Leonidas, the shape-shifting killer who can change his identity, and allegiances, with the swiftness of a chameleon. Lily Porter, the glamorous producer of an oddball reality show, who is not what she seems.

Even with back-up from his friends, Hawkins will have to use every mental and physical resource at his command to escape from the clone-like men in black with the blue-painted scalps, figure out how to get into a castle to rescue Kalliste from her long-fated death in the labyrinth, and outwit the monster guardian of the maze known as the Minotaur.

Автор: Kemprecos Paul
 
The Lie I’ve Lived

Категория: гет, Рейтинг: R, Размер: Макси, Саммари: Джеймс той ночью умер, но не совсем. Гарри выжил, но тоже как-то странно. Тремудрый турнир идет так, как ему положено, а герой определяет, кем же ему хочется быть на самом деле.

Автор:
Серия:
 
The Midas Legacy

The twelfth in the fantastic Wilde/Chase series sees Nina trying to follow in her late mother's footsteps as she and husband Eddie search for King Midas' legacy. Fan Scott Mariani says that McDermott's adventure thrillers are full of 'action, adventure and mayhem aplenty'. if you read Cussler, Mariani or James Rollins you'll love this.


A return to Atlantis


The lost city has defined Nina Wilde's life. Her parents' obsession with Atlantis cost them their lives, but finding it brought Nina to her husband Eddie Chase and a series of archaeological treasures.


A secret codex


A decade later, the International Heritage Agency needs their help to locate the Secret Codex, an account of ancient Atlantean explorer Talonor's journeys, thought to be located in the dangerous underwater ruins of Atlantis. Unable to resist one more adventure, the couple join the mission.


A king whose touch turns to gold


But when a long-lost relative reappears in Nina's life, asking her to use the Codex to find a hidden cave containing the secret of King Midas, she is unprepared for the devastation that follows. The promise of unlimited gold has aroused the greed of powerful and ruthless forces… and only Nina and Eddie stand in their way.

Автор: Mcdermott Andy
 
The Goddess Legacy

When Drake Ramsey gets an invitation he can't refuse to embark on a treasure hunt in India, little does he know that it will be a headlong rush into danger that will require all his wits to survive.


A breakout novel in the tradition of Raise the Titanic and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Adventure listeners are sure to enjoy the third volume in the adventures of Drake Ramsey, written by a NY Times and USA Today best seller.

Автор: Blake Russell
Серия: Drake Ramsey
 
The Last Man

A woman goes missing, sending a young nuclear engineer on a quest deep into the Judean desert to the legendary fortress of Masada, where secrets are concealed


When a young Israeli woman suddenly goes missing, her boyfriend, an American nuclear engineer, suspects her disappearance is connected to her tantalizing theory about the haunting fortress of Masada. He decides to travel to Herod's 2000 year old mountain fortress to see if her theory was right. There, he makes a discovery so astonishing that forces from the dark side of Israeli intelligence begin to converge on him to deflect his pursuit of the truth by any means necessary. With the aid of a beautiful Israeli archaeologist, he struggles to bring to light the treasures he believes are concealed in the mountain, unaware that there is a dangerous contemporary secret at stake.

Автор: Deutermann P T
Серия:
 
The Vault of Poseidon

The Vault of Poseidon is the outstanding new Joe Hawke adventure from thriller author Rob Jones.


What is the oldest, darkest secret in the world? Discovery of an ancient Greek text that could be the final piece of a mysterious puzzle older than time itself leads to a hunt for the truth as Joe Hawke fights to stop dark forces intent on changing the course of history forever. Former Commando and SBS Special Forces operative Joe Hawke finds himself drawn into the most lethal archaeological treasure hunt in history in this high-stakes action adventure. Hawke races across nations to save the world from an ancient force so deadly its location was hidden forever by the Gods themselves — until now. Packed with fast-paced action and with a dash of humour on the side, this thrilling high-octane race from London to New York to Athens reaches its deadly climax in the caves of Kefalonia where Hawke must stop an insane enemy from seizing the most powerful force in history and destroying human civilization. The future of mankind is on a knife-edge…

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Book of Bones

Are there aliens among us?


Legends tell of battles with strange beings living under the earth, beings whose origins lie beyond the stars.

When Bones Bonebrake is stranded in a small New Mexico town, he comes face-to-face with a local legend and dangerous enemies.

Joined by old friends and new, Bones finds himself caught up in an action-packed search for a lost Native American artifact that may hold the key to unlocking one of the world's most enduring mysteries. Hounded by conspiracy theorists and secret government agencies, he must stay alive long enough to find the Book of Bones!

Автор: Wood David
 
The Tesla Objective

After a deadly new enemy emerges, one that can cloud their minds with fake visions, the psychics of the Morpheus Initiative find themselves either imprisoned or on their own as the entire world turns against them. Their only hope — and the hope of salvation in the face of cosmic annihilation — is to recover lost technology and gain access to the genius of Nikola Tesla, who may have been one of them…

Автор: Sakmyster David
Серия: Morpheus Initiative
 
The Templar Heresy

An extraordinary discovery.

When his old friend, Angela, invites him out to her archaeological dig in the Iraqi desert, Chris Bronson is expecting a relaxing few days and an overdue catch-up. But when they arrive at the site they find her colleagues slaughtered and a recent discovery defaced.

An ancient mystery.

Their only clue is an incomplete inscription, which holds the key to uncovering the truth behind a centuries-old secret. With unknown assassins hot on their heels, Chris and Angela are forced into a desperate hunt across the globe for the final piece of the puzzle. And if they don’t find it first, the consequences could be fatal…

The race of their lives.

Автор: Becker James
Серия: Chris Bronson
 
Thunder God

THUNDER GOD sees former Special Forces specialist Joe Hawke take even greater steps to secure the future of humanity when an international human-trafficker embarks on an insane pursuit of the greatest power in the world, a power so mighty it will change the course of history forever.

Joe Hawke and his team fight their way through the Shanghai underworld to Genghis Khan’s tomb and then on to the final resting place of the ancient Map of Immortality in a bid to stop the Thunder God from seizing the greatest power on Earth and bringing an insane new world order to mankind. Meanwhile, they must also track down stolen Top Secret Tesla technology which threatens to trigger a major earthquake in an unknown location and kill millions of people.

This action-packed sequel to the Top #5 Bestselling Men’s Adventure “The Vault of Poseidon” sees Joe Hawke move closer to ending the most lethal threat in history, but along the way he loses close friends and discovers shocking news about his past that puts him on a heading with the biggest challenge of his life…

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Tomb of Eternity

THE TOMB OF ETERNITY is the third and final part of the ‘immortality arc’ and sees former Special Forces soldier Joe Hawke and the rest of the team face a lethal enemy who will stop at nothing in the epic hunt for the oldest secret in the world. As the struggle to discover the elixir of life draws to its furious conclusion, Hawke fights against the clock in a desperate search for the dark truth about not only the source of eternal life but also his wife’s savage murder, and what he discovers shocks him to his core. From the storming of a Moscow mansion in a Russian blizzard, to a high-octane speedboat race through the winding canals of Venice to a savage firefight in the Giza pyramid complex in Egypt, Joe Hawke must destroy both a brutal enemy and his own inner demons if he is to have any chance of moving on from his damaged past.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Aztec Prophecy

THE REVIVAL OF AN ANCIENT CULT

A PLAN TO KILL MILLIONS

A TERRIBLE REVELATION…


As the ECHO team expand and forge a renewed trust in one another, THE AZTEC PROPHECY pits them against their most unpredictable and dangerous enemy yet.

When Joe Hawke settles an old score he learns something that will devastate them all and lead them to the heart of their mortal enemy. But first he is propelled into a furious race against time and must lead his friends in a lethal, high-speed chase to stop hell from being unleashed and restore sanity to the world. Failure will mean the deaths of millions of innocent people.

From old haunts in London to the Vatican Library in Rome to the deepest jungles of Mexico, Hawke and the team pursue a demented adversary intent on reviving an ancient and murderous cult for his own horrendous ends.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Curse of Medusa

After walking away from the ECHO team, THE CURSE OF MEDUSA finds Joe Hawke in America when the President of the United States is kidnapped and Washington DC comes under the worst attack in American history. Meanwhile, Lea Donovan receives terrible information about her father's death and must travel alone from Elysium to Ireland to find the truth about what happened on that darkest day of her childhood when he was brutally killed. From the Idaho mountains to Washington DC to New York City, Hawke must fight against the forces of darkness to rescue the President from a truly terrible fate and stop a man who will do anything to take his revenge and destroy America in the most horrifying way imaginable. In Hawke's darkest, fastest challenge yet he struggles through the night to restore peace to America and bring the President safely back to the White House, and along the way he realizes what's truly important to him.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Secret of Atlantis

In the seventh action adventure thriller from the bestselling Amazon author Rob Jones, everything changes for Joe Hawke and the ECHO team as they finally come face to face with their ultimate nemesis. Following from events of The Aztec Prophecy (Joe Hawke 6), and with explosive action and high-octane chases, Hawke and the team must navigate through treacherous waters to secure a stolen artefact that could lead them to the greatest archaeological treasure of them all — Atlantis. But as they race from their secret Caribbean island stronghold to start their quest they soon realize this is their toughest battle yet and must move faster than ever if they are to win. From the tunnels beneath Vienna to Munich’s Oktoberfest to the ancient mountains and canyons of Morocco, Hawke and his friends encounter both terrible enemies and old friends from their past as they fight harder than ever for the truth, but along the way they lose members of the team forever and Elsyium comes under savage attack from an unlikely traitor.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Curse of Medusa

After walking away from the ECHO team, THE CURSE OF MEDUSA finds Joe Hawke in America when the President of the United States is kidnapped and Washington DC comes under the worst attack in American history. Meanwhile, Lea Donovan receives terrible information about her father's death and must travel alone from Elysium to Ireland to find the truth about what happened on that darkest day of her childhood when he was brutally killed. From the Idaho mountains to Washington DC to New York City, Hawke must fight against the forces of darkness to rescue the President from a truly terrible fate and stop a man who will do anything to take his revenge and destroy America in the most horrifying way imaginable. In Hawke's darkest, fastest challenge yet he struggles through the night to restore peace to America and bring the President safely back to the White House, and along the way he realizes what's truly important to him.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
Testament

From the author of the bestselling ATLANTIS comes a thrilling novel of buried secrets, age-old mysteries and a conspiracy surrounding the fabled Ark of the Covenant.


586 BC The ancient world is in meltdown. The Babylonians have ravaged the Holy Land, and Jerusalem has fallen. In desperation, the temple priests look to the greatest navigators ever known to save their holiest of treasures.


1943 A group of Allied codebreakers, under Churchill's direct command, work to stop a top-secret exchange between the Nazis and the Japanese. Yet even they know nothing of the ancient artefact hidden on board a ship whose fate they have just sealed.


Present-day Marine archaeologist Jack Howard and his friend Costas undertake a dangerous dive hunting for Nazi gold in a wreck perched on the edge of the continental shelf. What they glimpse there leads Jack to piece together the truth of one of the greatest ancient voyages of discovery, one whose real purpose he could scarcely have imagined. Jack must fuse past and present as he never has done before in a terrifying final showdown on a desperate mission for humanity.

Автор: Gibbins David
Серия: Jack Howard
 
The Lost City

The Lost City is the eighth part of the high-octane, heavy-action Joe Hawke series. Reeling from the terrible losses they suffered in their quest to locate Atlantis, the surviving members of the decimated ECHO team have no time to grieve when a long-lost artefact connected to the Lost Treasure of the Incas is found off the coast of Colombia.

With ECHO leader Sir Richard Eden deep in a coma, Ryan Bale missing-presumed-dead and their island sanctuary of Elysium reduced to smoking ruins, Joe Hawke must lead an exhausted and diminished team against an enemy intent on snatching the greatest treasure on earth and something far more sinister that has been lurking within it for centuries.

As ECHO struggle against the odds, only the deep friendship they have forged can keep them together at this most desperate of times. From Cartagena to the backstreets of Lima, from the ancient mystery of Machu Picchu to extinct Peruvian volcanoes and beyond, Hawke must work harder than ever to hold their world together.


Joe Hawke will return in THE SWORD OF FIRE.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Armageddon Protocol

A terrifying new weapon…

A desperate hunt for the truth…

Millions of lives at stake…


When Professor Pablo Reyes is brutally murdered in his Madrid apartment it triggers a desperate hunt for his missing research.

His lover Dr Lucia Serrano is accused of his murder and is now on the run from both the Spanish authorities and those really responsible for his death. With nowhere to go, she runs to the only man she can trust — former army officer and MI6 agent Harry Bane.

As Harry and Lucia decode the Professor’s cryptic clues and race through the night, they slowly uncover a dark and menacing conspiracy dedicated to a genocide of terrifying scale.

Fast-paced and with a touch of humour, this novel races from museums in Madrid to Parisian jails and the ski slopes of the French Alps, and along the way Harry and Lucia meet up with other lost strangers who must all pull together if they are to stand a chance of ending their enemy’s insane plans.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Harry Bane
 
The Relic Hunters

One of the lost ancient wonders of the world is still out there…


In the same style as the Matt Drake series comes The Relic Hunters, a novel packed with camaraderie, action, archaeological mysteries and a brand-new team of hard-hitting, entertaining and highly engaging characters.


Guy Bodie is a relic smuggler, a tough man in a tough world, with self-taught skills in smuggling and combat. He trusts only five people, a proven team, until one of them betrays him, landing him in a hellish Mexican prison. Guy Bodie's chances of survival are diminishing by the minute.

To his surprise, the American CIA then break him out, tell him to hand-pick a team, and start right back at his old job — only this time he's working for them — chasing down the most infamous relics in history and trying to solve the greatest heist — how one of the world's seven ancient wonders was once stolen and then concealed.


With thrilling action across the globe, The Relic Hunters begins a new series in the Matt Drake vein of archaeological mystery, historical adventures and team camaraderie.

Автор: Leadbeater David
Серия: Relic Hunters
 
the Notebook. Найденная история

Что Вам приходит на ум, когда Вы слышите «Записная книжка»? Что Вы там можете обнаружить, перелистывая чужую рукопись, до времени покоившуюся вдали от Ваших глаз? Чьи-то потаённые мысли и откровения памяти? А может это одеяло, сшитое из разношёрстных лоскутов событий чьей-то тайной жизни? Есть лишь единственный способ это познать – открыть и принять все тайны, которые уже ждут Вас.

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The Hunt for Shambhala

The Hunt for Shambhala is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller featuring an ancient archaeological mystery and a brand-new crew of misfits who are thrown together in desperate circumstances and must fight to stay alive.

When an old journal from a British explorer comes to light one hundred years after his death, it triggers a sequence of events that could lead to the annihilation of billions of people.

John “Mitch” Decker is a former US Marine Corps officer and pilot who just wants a quiet life running his cargo business, but his world is turned upside down in a few seconds when Professor Selena Moore walks into his life. She is on the run and her life is in danger and they must learn to work together fast if they are to discover the ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Shambhala and stop a deadly and ruthless enemy before he can deploy a truly terrifying weapon.

Similar in tone to the Joe Hawke Series, the Avalon Adventure Series follows Decker and the rest of the Avalon crew as they fly around the world in their own aircraft and explore the most mysterious archaeological and historical locations on Earth.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: An Avalon Adventure
 
The Sword of Fire

An ancient manuscript is bequeathed to an American museum and it doesn’t take the ECHO team long to discover it contains clues critical to their mission. Joe Hawke decides he needs to secure it for the team, but when it’s snatched from right under his nose in a daring raid, it triggers an explosive chain of events leading to kidnapping, murder and mayhem.

Still reeling from the destruction of their headquarters, Hawke and the rest of the ECHO team must retrieve the stolen manuscript and translate its mysterious clues to solve one of the oldest riddles of all time and secure an ancient weapon of awesome and unpredictable power.

With their boss, Sir Richard Eden, still in a coma, the team are forced to rely on the guidance and back-up of the enigmatic Magnus Lund if they are to secure the manuscript and complete their mission, but no one knows if he can be trusted.

As the mission unfolds they face challenges like never before: Lea Donovan learns a difficult truth about her family; the Oracle is deepening his infiltration of the upper echelons of the US Government; and the Zodiacs — a notorious snatch squad of assassins employed by a secretive department deep within the Chinese Ministry of State Security — are hunting a member of the ECHO team and have devised the cruellest of traps to snare her.

From Boston Harbor to a private Mediterranean island, from the canals and backstreets of Amsterdam to the Welsh mountains, The Sword of Fire sees the ECHO team fighting as never before as they try to deny their enemy the prize it so desperately craves.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Romanov Ransom

Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo’s search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan in this thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.


In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that — it vanished. Until now.

When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon.

As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done — it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.

Серия: Fargo Adventures
 
The Cairo Vendetta

Sometimes a terrorist threat comes from the least expected place.

Beyond the plains of the Serengeti, in the distant shadows of Kilimanjaro, a new new evil has risen.

A warlord is building an army with child soldiers he abducted from Tanzanian towns. But the threat he poses isn't just to East Africa.

Somehow this rebel has acquired powerful missiles armed with enough nerve gas to wipe out entire cities.

Government Agent Sean Wyatt and his partner Emily Starks travel to Tanzania to foil Toli’s evil scheme and bring his reign of terror to an end, but what they find is that there is more to the mission than they first believed.

Go back in time to the years just after the tragic events of 9/11. Follow Sean, Emily, and Tommy Schultz as they race against the clock to figure out who is pulling the strings behind a wicked plan that could bring the world to its knees.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
Серия: Sean Wyatt
 
The Uluru Code

Sean Wyatt and his sidekick Tommy Schultz take on their toughest challenge yet when they receive a mysterious email from a friend in Australia.


The email contains information about an ancient Aborigine treasure that lies hidden somewhere in the wilds of the Australian outback.

After a museum curator goes missing, and another murdered, Sean and Tommy must decipher the code from a 120 year old document that could alter the course of history in Australia and put incredible power in the hands of a madman.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
Серия: Sean Wyatt
 
The Excalibur Key

Excalibur: sword of kings. Slayer of armies. Blade of destiny.

Legend holds that whoever wields this mighty, ancient weapon is invincible, able to vanquish all enemies and rule entire lands. But more than a thousand years after the mythical kingdom of Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, tales of Excalibur and its exploits have long been considered only that: legend.

That is, until an astonishing archaeological find in France convinces former secret agent Sean Wyatt and his sidekick, Tommy Schultz, that even this unlikeliest of myths is rooted in a truth that now threatens the modern world.

Racing against time and a North Korean madman bent on finding, and brandishing, this ancient blade of unstoppable power, Wyatt and Schultz must also outwit an underground brotherhood sworn to keep the secrets of this sacred sword for eternity.

In yet another heart-pounding tale with more twists than the ancient legend itself, beloved author Ernest Dempsey’s The Excalibur Key is a thrill ride like no other — and will keep you guessing until the very end.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
Серия: Sean Wyatt
 
The Mexican Connection

Adriana Villa is a master thief. But she doesn’t keep what she steals. Her expertise is in recovering priceless art that was lost during World War II.

Now someone wants to use her skills for their own ends. And they’ve taken her father to ensure she does exactly they want.

Adriana must scour the globe in search of three lost paintings by some of the greatest masters in history.

But danger lurks around every turn and Adriana isn’t the only thief in on the game.

Another mysterious woman is working for someone else who also wants the paintings for his own collection.

Follow the two thieves on an epic race full of adventure, action, and suspense that travels from the canals of Amsterdam to the deserts of Mexico.

Who will be the one to figure out the location of the first painting and when they do, will they be able to retrieve it?

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
 
The Syndicate

The thrilling conclusion to the War of Thieves trilogy, master thief Adriana Villa is faced with her toughest challenge yet. She and an unlikely ally are tasked with finding a Rembrandt that went missing during World War II.

Beyond that, Adriana has her eyes set on a bigger goal: killing the man who kidnapped her father.

Bent on revenge, Adriana travels through Europe in search of a clue that will reveal the location of the lost Rembrandt.

But someone else is on her trail and this new threat will not be easily eliminated.

From France to Germany and beyond, Adriana Villa must figure out the Rembrandt mystery to save her father and find the man responsible for the sick game in which she was a pawn.

Will she be find the painting?

Will she get her revenge?

Scroll up and grab your copy today to find out!

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
 
Typhoon Fury

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger when they try to stop a new world war in this thrilling novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.


Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm, and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.

Серия: The Oregon Files
 
The Demon Crown

To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.


Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one: an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.

Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists — led by Alexander Graham Bell — to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: *the very secret of life after death*.

Yet nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror— dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones — is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.

To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. To be there first has always been the core mission of Sigma Force, a covert team forged to be America’s front line against emerging threats. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher the deadly mystery, one that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.

With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing, growing, spreading — adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled. And each transformation makes it stronger… and smarter.

Running out of time and options, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat and expose those involved, he will have to join forces with Sigma’s greatest enemy — the newly resurrected Guild — even it if means sacrificing one of his own.

Автор: Rollins James
Серия: Sigma Force
 
The Denali Deception

What if the greatest secret of the US Civil War never made the history books? What if the Union and the Confederacy had fought not just for country and principle but for a source of unlimited, unimaginable wealth and power?


While on a classified mission from the president, secret agent turned treasure hunter Sean Wyatt and his sidekick, Tommy Schultz, stumble upon these darkest American mysteries long thought to be lost to history.

To guard these truths and the power they conceal, Sean and Tommy must battle a rich and powerful secret society bent on unearthing these secrets for themselves — a clandestine cabal willing to lie, steal, and kill — even the president himself — for a shot at limitless power. Their goal is simple: reshaping the country according to their dark, dangerous plans.

Автор: Dempsey Ernest
Серия: Sean Wyatt
 
The Sudden Appearance of Hope

**My name is Hope Arden, and you won't know who I am. But we've met before-a thousand times.**

It started when I was sixteen years old.

A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.

No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit, you will never remember who I am.

That makes my life difficult. It also makes me dangerous.


***The Sudden Appearance of Hope* is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you forever.**


Автор: North Claire
Серия:
 
The Mary Jane Mission

When the B-29 Superfortress Mary Jane is discovered in 1945 sitting in thick jungle with no visible damage, and her crew and mysterious payload are missing, the incident is hushed up and forgotten. But in 1990, mysterious radar images start to appear. F-18 crews sent up to investigate discover a B-29 flying towards Japan. What is this mysterious plane? If it is the Mary Jane continuing her mission, how can they stop it? [55000 words]

Автор: Wyatt Daniel
Серия:
 
The Blue Ice

George Farnell's legacy came to light ten years after his disappearance. Two lines of poetry and a lump of mineral ore were all he left. Yet they were enough to send mineral expert, Bill Gansert, to Norway. But word of Farnell's findings had already leaked out — and Gansert found himself caught in a maze of ambition and treachery with roots lying deep in years of German occupation.

Автор: Innes Hammond
Серия:
 
The Prometheus Objective

Book Five and (temporary) conclusion to the Morpheus Initiative series.


The world is in chaos and on the brink of devastation. The population reeling with the sudden onslaught of psychic visions, only the seasoned team of remote viewers under Caleb Crowe's direction can find a way to reverse the damage and restore the balance. Traveling from the submerged ruins under Nan Madol to the secret ancient base under the Antarctic ice, the team has one chance — and one choice. Confronted with the ultimate storehouse of wisdom from the dawn of time, do they accept the gift… and all its consequences?

Автор: Sakmyster David
Серия: Morpheus Initiative
 
The Hunt

THE HUNT IS ON FOR JAEGER

1945, and the Nazis’ grand plans are in disarray. Defeat is imminent, so in a last attempt to protect their legacy, the high command hides their store of uranium deep underground, ready for them to fight another day.

2018, and ex-SAS soldier Will Jaeger stumbles upon this horrible truth. But the uranium is missing and, when he learns his wife Ruth has also been kidnapped, he’s certain the enemy is on the move once more.

That much uranium in the wrong hands could devastate the world. It’s up to Jaeger and his team to find it before their worst fears are realised. But the enemy is always one step ahead, pushing Jaeger to the limit of his endurance.

The danger is real, and the people who hold Ruth have a score to settle. It’s a race against time.

And the clock is ticking…

Автор: Grylls Bear
Серия: Will Jaeger
 
The Mahogany Ship

An ancient shipwreck.

A two hundred year old mystery.

A plague that’s destroying all marine life.

A pyramid half a mile below the sea.

And a puzzle that must be solved before it destroys the human race.


On the 18th of February, 1812, the Emily Rose became shipwrecked on the southern coast of Australia. The survivors are forced to walk nearly a thousand miles through the unexplored land to reach the only settlement, Sydney Cove.

Nearly two hundred miles inland, they come across the remains of a monstrous ship, far bigger than anything the British Navy had ever constructed. Through basic communication achieved with the natives, they learned that the ship had been there for a very long time… Maybe a thousand years? Despite the details of the mysterious ship in the journals from the survivors of the Emily Rose, no evidence that the Mahogany Ship ever existed was found — until now.


Present day: A mining exploration in Australia takes a core sample 500 feet below the surface of a deserted mountain. The sample returns no evidence of gold deposits, but something much more valuable — a single Spanish Gold coin, dated 1518. Could the origins of this coin finally reveal the existence of the fabled Mahogany Ship?

At the same time, Sam Reilly and his team of ocean investigators are exploring the cause of a widespread death of sea life within the Gulf of Mexico. In a race against time to stop the irrevocable destruction of the world’s marine life, the two mysteries may just be entangled, and failure to solve them both will result in the greatest threat to ever face the human race.

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Last Airship

In 1939 a secret airship departed Nazi Germany in the dark of night filled with some of the most influential people of its time.

Its cargo: a complement of rich Jewish families carrying their most valuable possessions. One such item amongst them was as dangerous as it was priceless.

The airship never reached its destination.

In 2015 Sam Reilly, a marine biologist and wealthy son of shipping mogul James Reilly discovers a missing clue about the lost airship and what follows is a violent treasure hunt, kept secret by the most powerful men in the world today, driven by their greed and need for that which all are motivated: the opportunity for unlimited power.

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Cassidy Project

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1962, at the height of the cold war, the U.S. military experimented with electromagnetic pulses created by detonating high atmosphere nuclear bombs. The project was code named Starfish Prime. The primary objective was to develop the ability to produce an EMP with enough force to knock out an entire nation’s communications, rendering a retaliatory attack impossible.

The secondary objective, along with its consequences, was deemed too important to national security to ever be released.

In 1983 an American B52 Nuclear Bomber goes missing somewhere near the Bering Strait while delivering a secret cargo at the express order of President Ronald Reagan to an unmapped island. Present day, in the Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica, a woman wakes up on a cruise ship to discover she’s the only person left aboard, despite no apparent fault with the ship.

Sam Reilly, already on a rescue mission to Antarctica to save five French scientists, may be the only person standing in the way of the completion of The Cassidy Project.

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Aleutian Portal

A Russian cargo ship sinks in the shallow waters of the Bering Strait, and somehow vanishes without a trace.

In the Colorado Plateau Desert, a cowboy follows a river of sand into an undiscovered ruin.

A tunnel-boring operation between the Alaskan and Siberian peninsulas is stalled when its largest burrowing machine disappears into an abyss.


Sam Reilly leads a search and rescue mission for the missing ship and crew. What should be a simple operation quickly turns into something much more dangerous. He soon learns that all three strange events are irrevocably interwoven, and unlocking their connection may just hold the key to the survival of the human race.

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Third Temple

A mystery wrapped in a myth about the origins of humanity.

A race to find an ancient pyramid hidden in plain sight.

A secret so dangerous its guardians will kill to protect it.

And an ancient covenant that might save the world, or destroy it completely.


In 1655 a group of explorers from the Emerald Star entered the Namibian Desert in search of an ancient relic rumored to be hidden in a secret temple. None of the crew ever returned — but stories of their mysterious demise continued to be told.

In the present-day Turkish subterranean city of Derinkuyu, a strange wooden placard is discovered floating in an old well. It’s covered in the script of a language long forgotten, but Sam Reilly has seen the text before. The words suggest an ancient race might still exist, and are in the process of building a new temple.

The question is — is it the same temple where Dr. Billie Swan is being held prisoner?

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Ironclad Covenant

On May 18th, 1863 — the day the siege of the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg began — a secret war chest was removed by an ironclad and taken away along the Mississippi River.

It contained a Covenant capable of altering the entire course of the Civil War. Its destination was Washington, D.C.

A place it never reached.


In the present day, Minnesotan senator Arthur Perry has enlisted the help of Sam Reilly to track down his son, who went missing while following a strange lead in the centuries old search for the fabled Meskwaki Gold Spring within Lake Superior.

No one could have suspected that these two events, separated by more than 150 years, were inextricably linked…

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Heisenberg Legacy

On January the 22nd, 1945, a secret weapon of unimaginable power was brought from the quiet town of Haigerloch in Germany’s southwest, and loaded onto a plane waiting at Stuttgart.

Less than a dozen people knew of the weapon’s existence, and even less knew where it was being taken.

The aircraft, its crew, and its remarkable cargo were never seen again.


Until now.


When the wreckage of the aircraft is located in present day Washington D.C. with no sign of its deadly cargo on board, Sam Reilly is called in to investigate.

But the situation soon erupts into something much more dangerous than a simple recovery mission…

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Nostradamus Equation

In 1562, Michel de Nostradamus led a small party on an expedition deep into the hostile Desert of Barbary, now known as the Sahara. Without any knowledge of what they might find, the small party had entered the vast desert in search of a miracle.

In the present day, Dr. Zara Delacroix enlists the help of Sam Reilly to hunt for answers about a book she believes was buried in the Sahara centuries earlier to protect humanity from some great catastrophe.

This ancient manuscript was named The Book of Nostradamus…

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The King's Tomb

Hawke returns in his tenth adventure to find himself hurled into a dramatic race against time as the ECHO team fight to rescue Lexi from her brutal kidnappers, retrieve the mysterious Sword of Fire and locate the King’s Tomb.

The divided team fight their way from the South African veld and streets of Hong Kong and Beijing to the ancient hills of Greece and Europe’s oldest sunken city, battling like warriors in their bid to deny the Oracle and his deadly cult the treasure they desire to control the world’s future. Meanwhile, the worst terror attack in the history of the United States is being planned by a group of conspirators at the heart of the American Government, all of them intent on removing President Jack Brooke from the White House at any cost.

The fastest and most action-packed adventure the team has ever been on challenges each of them like never before. They pull together, showing unrivalled bravery, camaraderie and courage, but not all of them will survive this most bloody of missions.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 
The Atlantis Cipher

A lost world. An ancient code. A deadly chase.


Five ancient statues have been unearthed in South America, each containing a mysterious coded message hinting at an origin many thought impossible: the mythical world of Atlantis. As word of their discovery spreads, the prized figurines become a treasure bounty hunters will kill for.

CIA agent Heidi Moneymaker calls in the only team for the job: Guy Bodie and his posse of relic-hunting thieves. If they are to find the ancient civilization, Bodie and his team must decode a series of clues — starting with the cipher on the statues themselves — that will take them across the world and to the deepest depths of the ocean. But they are not alone in their mission.

Pursued by mysterious forces intent on keeping the legendary empire hidden, hunted by Chinese special forces and the relic hunters’ lethal foe, the Bratva, the team races to find the lost land — and Bodie’s enemies will stop at nothing to be the first to discover Atlantis’s secrets.

Автор: Leadbeater David
Серия: Relic Hunters
 
The Holy Grail

Fresh from his success with the search and rescue of the USS Omega Deep, Sam Reilly was looking forward to some much-needed rest.

Not everyone had the same idea though.

When a panicked man with purple eyes grabs him at gunpoint and takes him hostage, Sam knows that this is more than a mere ransom opportunity; this man is scared of something…

And Sam is going to have to find what it is if he wants to get out of this alive.

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Phoenix Sanction

On board Phoenix Airlines Flight 320, Andrew Goddard awakens to discover the cockpit empty and all the passengers unconscious.

In the Colorado Monarch Mountains, an old gold miner discovers a fiendish stone mask sealed inside an obsidian chamber.

Sam Reilly has just three weeks to find out how the two unlikely events are connected, and the secret behind it might change everything we thought we knew about humanity.

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
The Genius Plague

THE CONTAGION IS IN YOUR MIND

In this science fiction thriller, brothers are pitted against each other as a pandemic threatens to destabilize world governments by exerting a subtle mind control over survivors.

Neil Johns has just started his dream job as a code breaker in the NSA when his brother, Paul, a mycologist, goes missing on a trip to collect samples in the Amazon jungle. Paul returns with a gap in his memory and a fungal infection that almost kills him. But once he recuperates, he has enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition. Meanwhile, something is happening in South America; others, like Paul, have also fallen ill and recovered with abilities they didn’t have before.

But that’s not the only pattern—the survivors, from entire remote Brazilian tribes to American tourists, all seem to be working toward a common, and deadly, goal. Neil soon uncovers a secret and unexplained alliance between governments that have traditionally been enemies. Meanwhile Paul becomes increasingly secretive and erratic.

Paul sees the fungus as the next stage of human evolution, while Neil is convinced that it is driving its human hosts to destruction. Brother must oppose brother on an increasingly fraught international stage, with the stakes: the free will of every human on earth. Can humanity use this force for good, or are we becoming the pawns of an utterly alien intelligence?

Автор: Walton David
Серия:
 
The White City

Award-winning author Simon Morden’s stunning quest continues, unravelling magic and uncovering secrets on the way…

LET’S FACE IT, NONE OF US DESERVE TO BE SAVED.

Since escaping London’s inferno, Mary and Dalip have fought monsters and won◦– though in the magical world of Down, the most frightening monsters come from within.

Now they hold the greatest of treasures: maps that reveal the way to the White City, where they can find the answers they’re looking for, and learn the secrets of Down.

But to get there they must rely on Crows, who has already betrayed them at every turn. As they battle their way towards the one place in all of Down without magic, they must ask themselves how far they will go to find their way home.

After all, if there’s one thing the White City offers those brave enough to enter, it’s more than they bargained for.

SIMON MORDEN’S DOWN STATION WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY QUEST FOR MEANING AND IDENTITY. NOW HE’S LEADING US TO THE KIND OF TRUTHS THAT LEAVE US CHANGED.

Автор: Morden Simon
Серия: Down
 
The Hunt for Excalibur

On March 11, 2011, the Japanese fishing trawler, Hoshi Maru accidentally hauled up something deadly into its live-fish hold. The crew, having discovered their mistake, raced toward the harbor in the hope that they might survive. They never made it.

Presumed sunk by the tsunami that ravaged the coastline of Japan, its crew were declared dead.

Seven years later, the shipwreck washed up on Cannon Beach, Oregon. By the time the US Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived to investigate, people in the nearby towns had started to die in terrifying and inexplicable ways.

Sam Reilly will need to discover what really happened on board the Hoshi Maru — and why all clues point to the Legend of King Arthur…

Серия: Sam Reilly
 
TIA*. *This is Africa

Производственный роман из жизни африканских авантюристов. Алмазные прииски, негры с автоматами, саванна, преступления, малярия и прочая обыденность. Все герои и большая часть событий имеют реальных прототипов.

Серия:
 
TIA*-2. *This is Africa

Продолжение производственного романа из жизни африканских авантюристов. Жизнь героев, удачно сорвавших куш в первой части, начинает было налаживаться, но тут из их тёмного прошлого звучит голос с характерным акцентом: «Должо-о-ок!..».

Серия:
 
The Orpheus Legacy

A deadly relic. A lethal enemy. A fatal countdown.


When a crack team of Congolese and Belgian mercenaries steal an ancient relic with a deadly secret, Hawke and the rest of the ECHO team are offered the task of retrieving the stolen object.

Left reeling from the shock of Faulkner’s takeover of the American Presidency and their new fugitive status, they agree to take on the job for the money they need to rescue Alex Reeve and her father, President Brooke, both imprisoned on Tartarus, a notorious CIA black site.

With their backs up against the wall like never before, events rapidly escalate when they realize the true, terrible meaning behind the theft of the relic. Hunted by the new regime in Washington, with Sir Richard Eden under house arrest and their assets frozen, the team race through Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Crete and beyond, fighting with everything they have to complete the mission and clear their names.

Joe Hawke and his team must confront and defeat one of their deadliest enemies if they are to locate Tartarus and rescue their teammates in this supercharged rollercoaster ride of adventure.

Автор: Jones Rob
Серия: Joe Hawke
 

Новинки! Свежие поступления книг жанра «Приключения»

  •  Экзамен на выживание. Ведьмы Академии ВАИ
     Соболянская Елизавета
     Приключения, Приключения, Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы

    Если ты читаешь письмо – ты наш. Ты – маг. Пройди испытание и поступи в Межмировую академию «Изумруд»! Помни, ты можешь взять с собой только то, что способен унести.

    Если готов – порви конверт!

    И да помогут тебе священные звезды Ильсарры…


    Первый эпизод литсериала. Факультет ведьм.

  •  Избранница Хозяина холмов
     Счастная Елена
     Приключения, Приключения, ,

    Сбежать от ненавистного брака? Для дочери королевского советника нет ничего невозможного! Главное, случайно не попасться в руки названного жениха. Говорят, в нём спит проклятие королевского рода, способное превратить его в безжалостное чудовище. А моя магия — спасение от него. И пусть она давно продана принцу в обмен на союз королевств, я собираюсь постоять за свою свободу! В нашей борьбе правым окажется только один. Но, боюсь, что и живым — тоже.

  •  Вторая итерация
     Южин Евгений
     Фантастика, Альтернативная история, Боевая фантастика, Киберпанк, Космическая фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика, Фэнтези, Научная Фантастика, Приключения, Приключения, Попаданцы, Боевое фэнтези,

    Бойтесь даров великих! Вот, жили вы себе не тужили – рыбу ловили, крокодила били, кокос собирали. Жена – красавица, детишки загорелые по пляжу носятся. И тут – бац! Ящик. А в нем: приемник с батарейками, фонарик с цветными стеклами, пара шорт с маечками. Подхватились радостные, нацепили на себя штаны цветастые, и побежали на Поле Вождей хвастаться. И хорошо, если в вашем племени процедура экзорцизма простенькая – подержать часок в дыму костра, пока бесам невтерпеж станет, и они, вильнув хвостами, оставят вашу копченую тушку, да и отпустить. А, ведь, возможны варианты. И не говорите, что вы не такие, и что вы, да и вожди ваши, уже лет сто сами штаны с батарейками носите. Фонарики, они того – разные бывают!

  •  А в чаше – яд
     Салтанова Надежда
     Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив, Любовные романы, Исторические любовные романы, Приключения, Исторические приключения

    Жаркий Константинополь. Древняя аптека, запахи трав, глиняные сосуды с отварами. Хозяйку аптеки, почтенную вдову Нину Кориарис, вызывают в гавань, где найдено тело отравленного отрока под городской стеной. Аптекаршу обвиняют в продаже яда. Чтобы защитить себя и сохранить аптеку Нина ввязывается в расследование. Ей теперь тоже грозит опасность. Таинственные отравления и дворцовые интриги вовлекают ее в вихрь событий. Найдет ли она убийцу до того, как он отравит следующую жертву?

  •  Огненный поток
     Гош Амитав
     Проза, Историческая проза, Приключения, Исторические приключения, Морские приключения, Путешествия и география,

    Финальная часть “Ибисной трилогии” (две первые книги – “Маковое море” и “Дымная река”). 1839 год, напряженность между Китаем и Британией стремительно нарастает. Китай не желает, чтобы чужеземцы превратили его в гигантский рынок индийского опиума. Теряя огромные доходы, британские колониалисты начинают войну. К китайскому Кантону стягивается британско-индийская армада. В числе прочих судов и шхуна “Ибис”, с которой так или иначе связаны судьбы всех героев. Среди них сипай Кесри Сингх, возглавляющий отряд индийских солдат; молодой моряк Захарий Рейд, мечтающий о богатстве и славе; Ширин Моди, вдова купца-парса, направляющаяся в Китай, чтобы вернуть потерянное богатство мужа; юная француженка Полетт, которая пошла по стопам своего отца, ученого-ботаника; бывший раджа Нил, пытающийся обрести в Кантоне покой… Заключительная книга трилогии расскажет, что случилось с героями “Макового моря” и “Дымной реки”. Их драматичные судьбы разворачиваются на фоне не менее драматичной большой Истории, складываясь в огромное и пестрое многофигурное полотно.

    В 2015 году роман “Огненный поток” стал лауреатом Crossword Book Award, самой авторитетной литературной премии Индии.

  •  Огненный поток
     Гош Амитав
     Проза, Историческая проза, Приключения, Исторические приключения, Морские приключения, Путешествия и география,

    Финальная часть “Ибисной трилогии” (две первые книги – “Маковое море” и “Дымная река”). 1839 год, напряженность между Китаем и Британией стремительно нарастает. Китай не желает, чтобы чужеземцы превратили его в гигантский рынок индийского опиума. Теряя огромные доходы, британские колониалисты начинают войну. К китайскому Кантону стягивается британско-индийская армада. В числе прочих судов и шхуна “Ибис”, с которой так или иначе связаны судьбы всех героев. Среди них сипай Кесри Сингх, возглавляющий отряд индийских солдат; молодой моряк Захарий Рейд, мечтающий о богатстве и славе; Ширин Моди, вдова купца-парса, направляющаяся в Китай, чтобы вернуть потерянное богатство мужа; юная француженка Полетт, которая пошла по стопам своего отца, ученого-ботаника; бывший раджа Нил, пытающийся обрести в Кантоне покой… Заключительная книга трилогии расскажет, что случилось с героями “Макового моря” и “Дымной реки”. Их драматичные судьбы разворачиваются на фоне не менее драматичной большой Истории, складываясь в огромное и пестрое многофигурное полотно.

    В 2015 году роман “Огненный поток” стал лауреатом Crossword Book Award, самой авторитетной литературной премии Индии.


Новинки месяца жанра «Приключения»

  •  Попаданка за пять монет
     Миленина Лидия
     Приключения, Приключения, Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы, Попаданцы, ,

    — Попаданка за пять монет! Продается попаданка! — лениво повторял мой хозяин.

    Я с тоской обводила глазами рынок, подергивая цепь на ноге.

    Наконец подле нас остановился толстяк. С сомнением заглянул в кошель:

    — Скидку дашь?

    Только не это, подумала я. Не могу же я достаться этому жирному скупердяю!

    — Даю в два раза больше — и девушка моя! — раздался вдруг властный голос.

    Оглянулась. Мужчина был хорош. Высокий статный брюнет. Жесткий и стремительный, как смерч. Ах…

    — Конечно, ваша милость… — залебезил хозяин. А жирдяй опасливо поглядел на мужчину и ретировался.

    — Вот деньги! — незнакомец бросил на прилавок кошелек. — Подготовь ее, жду вас возле Дома Правосудия!

    Развернулся и пошел сквозь толпу. Торговец с сожалением поглядел на меня:

    — Не повезло тебе, милая!

  •  Смертельный рейс
     Тамоников Александр Александрович
     Детективы и Триллеры, Боевик, Исторический детектив, Шпионский детектив, Крутой детектив, Приключения, Исторические приключения, Старинное, Старинная литература, Проза, О войне

    Роман о военном времени, о сложных судьбах и опасной работе неизвестных героев, вошедших в ударный состав «спецназа Берии».

    Общий тираж книг А. Тамоникова – более 10 миллионов экземпляров.

    Лето 1943 года. В районе Курска готовится крупная стратегическая операция. Советской контрразведке становится известно, что в наших тылах к этому моменту тайно сформированы бандеровские отряды, которые в ближайшее время активизируют диверсионную работу, чтобы помешать действиям Красной Армии. Группе Максима Шелестова поручено перейти линию фронта и принять меры к разобщению националистической среды. Операция внедрения разработана надежная, однако выживать в реальных боевых условиях каждому участнику группы придется самостоятельно…

    «Эта серия хороша тем, что в ней проведена верная главная мысль: в НКВД Лаврентия Берии умели верить людям, потому что им умел верить сам нарком. История группы майора Шелестова сходна с реальной историей крупного агента абвера, бывшего штабс-капитана царской армии Нелидова, попавшего на Лубянку в сентябре 1939 года. Тем более вероятными выглядят на фоне истории Нелидова приключения Максима Шелестова и его товарищей, описанные в этом романе». – С. Кремлев

    Одна из самых популярных серий А. Тамоникова! Романы о судьбе уникального спецподразделения НКВД, подчиненного лично Л. Берии.

  •  Убей или умри 5
     Токсик Саша
     Фантастика, Боевая фантастика, Приключения, Приключения,

    Это ПЯТЫЙ том. Первый том здесь:

    https://author.today/work/151435

    _______________________________________________________________________

    В 14 лет я стал чемпионом по гладиаторским боям в виртуальной реальности. В 18 — разгружаю водку на складе без копейки в кармане. Раньше девушки бегали за мной, а теперь брезгливо морщат носы. Жизнь дала мне шанс вернуться. Но в этой игре придется победить или сдохнуть.

    Финальный том.

  •  Профессия за тридевять парсеков
     Липницкая Светлана
     Фантастика, Космическая фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика, Приключения, Приключения

    Нелегко быть пиратским капитаном, но его заместителем – просто невыносимо! Наемники бунтуют, корабль не слушается, хищники норовят отгрызть от тебя кусок… Казалось бы, с возвращением командира жизнь должна наладиться, но не тут-то было! Что такого в невзрачном булыжнике, с которым он так носится? Почему с ним это жуткое существо в костюме из человека? И зачем, во имя всех космических тел, он приволок на борт какую-то землянку?!

    Раз никто не отвечает, придется разобраться самому!

  •  Тайфун
     Уайт Робин
     Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Приключения, Морские приключения

    Соединенные Штаты Америки щедро заплатили России за утилизацию атомных подводных лодок серии «Тайфун». Но кто-то с большими звездами на погонах решил тайно перепродать одну из них Китаю. Мир оказался на грани Третьей мировой. Его судьба зависит от экипажа подводной лодки «Байкал», которому пришлось вступить в противоборство не только с субмаринами противника, преследующими его в глубинах Северного Ледовитого океана, но и с предателями в собственной стране, готовыми за тридцать сребреников отдать «ядерную дубинку» в руки завтрашнего врага...

  •  Севастополь
     Малышкин Александр Георгиевич
     Проза, Историческая проза, Советская классическая проза, Приключения, Морские приключения

    Повесть известного советского писателя А. Малышкина «Севастополь», построенная на автобиографическом материале, посвящена революции и гражданской войне.


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