Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. Justice Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: ´´You have something I want. You´re the only person on earth who knows where to find it. Go get it. You have 72 hours. If I don´t hear from you, you will be childless.? His horrified ex-wife confirms that the threat is real: Their teenage son has been kidnapped. When Malone´s Copenhagen bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes brutally clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want. And what they want is nothing less than the lost Library of Alexandria. A cradle of ideas-historical, philosophical, literary, scientific, and religious-the Library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world. But fifteen hundred years ago, it vanished into the mists of myth and legend-its vast bounty of wisdom coveted ever since by scholars, fortune hunters, and those who believe its untold secrets hold the key to ultimate power. Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls, bent on altering the course of history, is desperate to breach the library´s hallowed halls-and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed. At stake is an explosive ancient document with the potential not only to change the destiny of the Middle East but to shake the world´s three major religions to their very foundations. Pursued by a lethal mercenary, Malone crosses the globe in search of answers. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, even to the highest levels of American government-and the shattering outcome, deep in the Sinai desert, will have worldwide repercussions.
The case that will make Detective Antoinette Conway´s murder squad career. Or break it. ´Its single voice is brilliantly sustained´ Sunday Times There´s the murder squad you set your sights on at the beginning: the one where you´re playing knife-edge mind-games with psychopathic geniuses. And there´s the one you actually work on. The night shifts. The vicious pranks that go too far. Sifting the dregs for the case that might just be special. ´A series from this side of the Atlantic [to] rival the best of the Americans´ Sunday Express Tonight´s case isn´t it. Uniforms call it in as a slam-dunk domestic. Except when Conway takes a good look at the victim´s face, she realises she´s seen her somewhere before. And she knows there´s a different answer. And it takes her breath away. ´A beautifully wrought murder mystery´ Mail on Sunday This is the case she imagined. Precision-cut and savage, lithe and momentous.
´A shining delight of a novel´ New York Times ´Clever and beautiful...it soars´ Financial Times A baby girl is abandoned, banished from London to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia. Her father has been driven mad by jealousy, her mother to exile by grief. Seventeen years later, Perdita doesn´t know a lot about who she is or where she´s come from - but she´s about to find out. Jeanette Winterson´s cover version of The Winter´s Tale vibrates with echoes of Shakespeare´s original and tells a story of hearts broken and hearts healed, a story of revenge and forgiveness, a story that shows that whatever is lost shall be found. ´Emotionally wrought and profoundly intelligent... A supremely clever, compelling and emotionally affecting novel that deserves multiple readings to appreciate its many layers´ Mail on Sunday ´There are passages here so concisely beautiful they give you goosebumps´ Observer ´Pulsates with such authenticity and imaginative generosity that I defy you not to engage with it´ Independent
Instant New York Times Bestseller Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher´s Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist , TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) ´´ The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather , only with cops. It´s that good.” — Stephen King The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel —voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times —makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn´t true . . . All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is ´´the King of Manhattan North;” a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of ´´Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he´s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He´s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city´s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.
Instant New York Times Bestseller Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher´s Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist, TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) ´´The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It´s that good.´´ - Stephen King The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel-voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times-makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn´t true . . . All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is ´´the King of Manhattan North,´´ a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of ´´Da Force.´´ Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he´s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He´s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean-including Malone himself. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city´s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.
The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain´s Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad ´Our greatest chronicler of the Second World War . . . his fans will love it´ - Robert Fox, Evening Standard ´The eye for telling detail which we have come to expect from Antony Beevor. . . this time, though, he turns his brilliance as a military historian to a subject not just of defeat, but dunderhead stupidity´ Daily Mail On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany´s parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But could it ever have worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch, who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war. The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths. Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student himself called ´The Last German Victory´. Yet this book, written in Beevor´s inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single, dramatic battle. It looks into the very heart of war. ´In Beevor´s hands, Arnhem becomes a study of national character´ - Ben Macintyre, The Times´Superb book, tirelessly researched and beautifully written´ - Saul David, Daily Telegraph ´Complete mastery of both the story and the sources´ - Keith Lowe, Literary Review ´Another masterwork from the most feted military historian of our time´ - Jay Elwes, Prospect Magazine ´The analysis he has produced of the disaster is forensic´ - Giles Milton, Sunday Times ´He is a master of his craft . . . we have here a definitive account´ - Piers Paul Read, The Tablet
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NYTBR TOP 10 BEST BOOK 2018 AN OPRAH MAGAZINE TOP 15 BEST BOOK 2018 WINNER OF THE WRITER´S CENTER FIRST NOVEL 2018 AWARD ´THERE THERE drops on us like a thunderclap; the big, booming, explosive sound of 21st century literature finally announcing itself . Essential.´ ? Marlon James , author of A Brief History of Seven Killings ´A gripping deep dive into urban indigenous community in California: an astonishing literary debut !´ ? Margaret Atwood , on Twitter ´How do you rewrite the story of a people? This question shapes Tommy Orange?s sorrowful, beautiful debut novel . . . There There itself is a kind of dance. Even in its tragic details, it is lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy . The novel dips into the tiniest personal details and sweeps across history. Orange creates beauty out of tragedy. ´ Guardian ´ It is optimism that lingers after finishing the book. Fragile and flawed though this hope may be, it remains moving and powerful, just like the rest of Orange?s impressive achievement .´ Observer ´Compelling and affecting . . . A searing, haunting read , all the way to its violent, intense climax.´ Mail on Sunday ´ A magnificent achievement . . . A novel is not a diatribe against rightly recognized wrongs. It is also a point of human communication that makes you understand about the one you thought the other. To that extent, Orange has created a remarkable work, and I have little doubt that he will be ranked in the pantheon of 21st century American novelists. Scotland on Sunday ´Welcome to a brilliant and generous artist who has already enlarged the landscape of American fiction . There There is a comic vision haunted by profound sadness. Tommy Orange is a new writer with an old heart.´ ?Louise Erdrich ? Groundbreaking. Extraordinary. Tommy Orange has written a tense, prismatic book with inexorable momentum.? New York Times ? Masterful. White-hot. A devastating debut novel.? Washington Post Jacquie Red Feather and her sister Opal grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. That?s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle´s death. Edwin is looking for his true father. Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are there for the cultural celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powwow with darker intentions. ´There There is a propulsive, groundbreaking novel, polyphonic and multigenerational, weaving together an array of contemporary Native American voices into a singularly dynamic and original meta-narrative about violence and recovery, about family and loss, about identity and power.´ Derek Palacio
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE 2018 CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER WINNER, NUCLEUS . Can a ruthless spy ring change the course of war? In a great English house, a young woman offers herself to one of the most powerful and influential figures in the land - but this is no ordinary seduction. She plans to ensure his death . . . On holiday in France, Professor Tom Wilde discovers his brilliant student Marcus Marfield, who disappeared two years earlier to join the International Brigades in Spain, in the Le Vernet concentration camp in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Wilde secures his release just as German tanks roll into Poland. Meanwhile, a U-boat sinks the liner Athenia in the Atlantic with many casualties, including Americans, onboard. Goebbels claims Churchill put a bomb in the ship to blame Germany and to lure America into the war. As the various strands of an international conspiracy begin to unwind, Tom Wilde will find himself in great personal danger. For just who is Marcus Marfield? And where does his loyalty lie? For readers of Robert Harris, C J Sansom and William Boyd, this is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat - by Sunday Times bestseller and author of Corpus and Nucleus , Rory Clements. Praise for RORY CLEMENTS ´A dramatic, twisty thriller´ DAILY MAIL ´Dramatic...pacy and assured´ Daily Mail ´ Political polarisation, mistrust and simmering violence ´ The Times ´A standout historical novel and spy thriller ´ Daily Express ´ Enjoyable, bloody and brutish ´ Guardian ´Sends a shiver down your spine ´ Daily Mail ´A colourful history lesson . . . exciting narrative twists ´ Sunday Telegraph
The search for a legendary automobile . . . A mission to clear an innocent man´s name . . . The hunt for an artefact so rare that people would kill to find it . . . ________ The EXPLOSIVELY THRILLING ADVENTURE from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of adventure. In 1906, an American named Isaac Bell stops the groundbreaking Grey Ghost - a legendary prototype Rolls-Royce - from vanishing from Manchester, England forever. But not even the legendary detective can save the good name of the man accused of stealing the car. More than a hundred years later, it is Jonathon Payton´s grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather´s innocence. But soon the treasure-hunting couple find there is more at stake than any of them could have known. The famous car has vanished again, and inside it is an object that could change their lives forever. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it, and they´ll take down anyone that gets in their way. ________ Packed with all the action, imagination and pace that Clive Cussler has made his own, The Grey Gh ost is thriller writing of the highest calibre from the world´s No.1 adventure writer. ________ PRAISE FOR CLIVE CUSSLER ´Cussler is hard to beat´ DAILY MAIL ´ Oceanography´s answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes - Cussler´s fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers´ ASSOCIATED PRESS ´Nobody does it better . . . nobody! ´ STEPHEN COONTS ´Just about the best in the business´ NEW YORK POST ´The Adventure King´ SUNDAY EXPRESS
Lois Barry, award-winning Professor English and Writing, has assembled an intriguing miscellany of letter-writing history, facts, quotations and writing suggestions. Nearly 200 quotations celebrate letter writing from Lord Byron´s classic assertion that ´´Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company,´´ to Kate Spade´s modern appreciation, ´´It´s uplifting to get a letter-like an ´ooh!´ in your mail box.´´ Marianne Moore´s enthusiastic report, ´´I had a letter from Elisabeth [Bishop] a day or two ago, which I´m thinking of having tattooed on me ...´´ balances Anne Sexton´s poignant relief, ´´I´m glad you wrote to me. I thought I had died or something,´´ Ada Leverson cautions, ´´You don´t know a woman until you have received a letter from her,´´ while John Donne romantically declares ´´More than kisses, letters mingle souls.´´ Chapters of quotations cover all aspects of correspondence: writing letters, receiving letters, saving letters, appreciating letters, waiting for letters, love letters and more. ´´Always First Class´´ combines entertaining reminders of old-fashioned letter writing for ´those of a certain age´ with persuasive suggestions that young technophiles explore this pleasantly ´retro´ means of communication. Historical information ranges from the once-practical (On making vellum: ´´First, kill a goat´´) to the economic ( In 1673 when 50 cents a day was a living wage in the American colonies, it cost $3.50 to send a letter from New York to Philadelphia). In addition to an appreciation of letter writing and a history of the social changes necessary before private personal letters could be exchanged, three chapters focus on various occasions and myriad topics for writing letters from ´´Do you remember when we ... ?´´ to ´´Where do you think we´ll be ten years from now?´´ Readers are encouraged to go beyond texting, tweeting and e-mail to write real letters once again, to connect with distant family and old friends in a deeply personal way. The book closes with an invitation to submit copies of treasured personal letters for a forthcoming collection, A Friendly Exchange, America´s Personal Letters.