RULES OF DECEPTION
BY CHRISTOPHER REICH
It’s a story about an honest and courageous doctor, Jonathan Ransom, who works for Doctors Without Bordes. Happily married he deeply loves his wife Emma who works with him. Reich plunges his protagonist, Dr Ransom, into a dangerous world of international intrigue and death. After his wife dies in a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps, Ransom learns she had been leading a double life as a spy. What starts out as a search for answers about his late wife’s past quickly escalates into a frantic life and death chase across northern Europe. Reich keeps the action coming, as the doctor tries to get to the bottom of it all.
BY JAMES PATTERSON
In the start of the gripping seventh Women’s Murder Club thriller, San Francisco is still haunted by the disappearance of Michael Campion, the adored teenage son of a former California governor, three months earlier. Following up on a tip that Michael was last seen entering a prostitute’s house, homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer and her new partner, Rich Conklin, are shocked when the hooker immediately confesses that Michael, who had a heart defect, died during sex and she disposed of his body. But the story soon takes a bizarre turn. Lindsay and Rich also scramble to track down a serial arsonist responsible for murdering a string of wealthy couples. In true Patterson style, the reader is privy to Lindsay’s thoughts as well as the killers’, ratcheting up the suspense. The twist at the end is perfect.
BEING A SCOT
BY SEAN CONNERY AND MURRAY GRIGOR
An international super star and a knight of the British Empire, but Sir Sean Connery considers himself a Scot first. He grew up in a two-room Fountainbridge home in the smoky industrial end of Edinburgh delivering milk as a schoolboy. He still knows the city of Edinburgh practically street by street from his delivering days. His round included Fettes College, where Ian Fleming had sent his fictional James Bond after he was expelled from Eton. In this book Sir Sean paints a vivid and highly personal portrait of Scotland and its achievements. His personal quest with writer Murray Grigor has been to seek answers to some perplexing questions. How did the Scots come to devise so many new sports and games, or raise others to new heights? What gave fire to the Gothic tendency in Scottish literature? Why have so many creatively inventive and influential architects been Scots? Where did Scotland’s unreal blend of psychotic humour originate? And what about the national tradition of self-deprecation sometimes called the Scottish cringe? He also offers a correction to misconceptions that many believe are part of history and reveals as never before his own vibrant personal history.
BY DAVID BALDACCI
Former CIA assassin Oliver Stone (aka John Carr) boards a New Orleans-bound train at Washington’s Union Station after shooting to death a will-known US senator and the nation’s intelligence chief, the two men responsible for his wife’s murder. Ever the Good Samaritan, Stone intervenes in a fight on the train, but when the Amtrak conductor asks to see his ID, he gets off at the next station, knowing his fake ID won’t withstand scrutiny. This detour takes Stone to Divine, a one-horse mining town, where he becomes enmeshed in corruption and intrigue. Stone is not only evading his pursuers, he’s also cast himself adrift from his comrades, who are working feverishly behind the scenes to find him and keep him safe.
THE LOST ARMY
BY VALERIO MASSIME MANFREDI
It is the 4th century BC. In a village in Syria a woman, dressed in rags is seen approaching from the north. Suspicious, the villagers shout and throw rocks at her. She is struck and falls. She was the mistress of Xenophon, a general in the vast army of the thousand Greek mercenaries from virtually every Greek city state employed by Cyrus the Younger, in his quest to seize the throne of Persia from his brother, Artaxerxes II. This is a rip-roaring adventure seen from the perspective of the women who accompanied the soldiers on their long journey.
BY CHRIS RYAN
Former SAS Captain, Tom Jackson, is a man with nothing to lose. A veteran of the most dangerous missions the Regiment could throw at him, his life was torn apart the day a terrorist attack killed his family. Now he grieves in obscurity, the world of warfare nothing but a distant memory. However, people higher up the chain of command have other plans for Tom. They are in a mess of their own making, and make him an offer he can’t refuse-an offer that will take him back into the brutal theatre of war. There’s a disaster waiting to happen, which only one person can help prevent, and that person is being held by the Taliban insurgency in the depths of a harsh Afghanistan winter. As Tom reluctantly prepares for this final mission, he does so in the knowledge that it will stop a devastating terrorist attack. But as events begin to unfold, Tom suspects that someone is playing a game with him.
TYRANT STORM OF THE ARROWS
BY CHRISTIAN CAMERON
A great page-turner and a minutiae of military logistics, it is a sweeping epic that takes the reader into the heart of a different time and culture as the author takes a forgotten part of history and brings it to life, Kineas, the Atheniander together with his mercenary force and Scythian allies have defeated a mighty Macedonian army at the Ford of the River God, and his adopted city of Olbia is now free once more. But at the farthest edge of the Sea of Grass, Alexander is threatening to crush the Scythian hordes once and for all The Lady Srayanka of the Cruel Hands, the Scythian warrior-princess who spurned a king’s love to be at kineas’s side, is pledged to take her tribe east to help stop ‘the monster’ and Kineas knows he has no choice but to follow.
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