A doua carte a aventurilor tanarului Hector Lynch care, de data aceasta, cade in mainile vestitului pirat John Coxon. Acesta il ia drept nepotul lui Sir Thomas Lynch, guvernator in Jamaica. Hector incurajeaza confuzia pentru a-si putea elibera prietenii, pe Jacques si Dan. Capitanul Coxon il preda pe Hector lui Sir Morgan, dusman jurat al guvernatorului Lynch, doar ca acum adevarul iese la iveala, Coxon e umilit in public, iar Hector castiga un dusman. Impreuna cu prietenii lui, Hector se alatur..
Ambushed by a gang of hardened sea robbers headed for the South Sea, Hector Lynch, pirate and fugitive, must navigate their vessel on a nightmarish journey through the stormy seas off Cape Horn. There Hector uncovers the macabre and eerie remains of a small warship emtombed on an ice float. Her only crew are two skeletons - the unfortunate captain and his dog, both frozen to death. When his ruthless shipmates abandon him in Peru, Hector learns from the dead captain's brother that Maria, the youn..
Hector Lynch and his companions are in the Caribbean, diving to plunder a wreck on the notorious Vipers reef, when they are spotted by a passing Spanish ship. To prevent news of their activities getting out, they cripple the Spanish vessel by burning her sails - an act of piracy - and then head for their base in Tortuga. There Hector's wife Maria awaits, for she and Hector are planning a better life for themselves - this time on the right side of the law. But a chance encounter at sea means that..
Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose, patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit.
And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on t..
The Sunday Times No. 1 epic new novel inspired by the heroic real-life tale of George Mallory
This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him.
Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Percy Fawcett, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd fulfille..
Ultimul volum din seria egipteana, dupa River God, The Seventh Scroll si Warlock, acesta continua povestea lui Warlock, intelept cunoscator al vechilor traditii si stapan al magiei si supranaturalului. Egiptul e lovit de o serie de calamitati si apoi urmeaza dezastrul final: secarea apelor Nilului. Ceva catastrofal se intampla in adancurile neexplorate ale Africii, la izvoarele fluviului. Disperat, faraonul trimite dupa Taita, singurul barbat care ar putea sa ajunga la izvoarele Nilului si sa de..
Jason Bourne is now working as a 'blacksmith' - someone who is hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in places of uncertain security around the globe. Bourne is at one such meeting when armed gunmen storm the room - but their target is not the minister he impersonates, it is Bourne himself. Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with a well-known terrorist, a man w..
Readers were first introduced to Jason Bourne's nemesis Leonid Arkadin, a brilliant Russian assassin and fearless international mercenary, in THE BOURNE SANCTION. His girlfriend was killed during a fight for which an enraged Arkadin blames Bourne. In THE BOURNE DECEPTION, Arkadin hunted Bourne to take revenge and kill him. Bourne, in a fight for his life, learned that Arkadin's skills mirror Jason's because he received the same original CIA Treadstone training. Now, in THE BOURNE ..
University professor David Webb - forever caught between two identities - is still haunted by the splintered nightmares his former life - as Jason Bourne. Soon he finds himself embroiled in a CIA operation to hunt down a terrorist organisation, and is plunged into the deadliest and most tangled assignment of his double life. With his own side trying to take him down, all the while an assassin as brilliant and damaged as himself is getting closer by the minute.....
In 999 se naste Thorgils Leifsson, fiul lui leif Norocosul si al Thorgunnei, o nobila irlandeza misterioasa. Baiatul e crescut de feluriti mentori in Islanda si Groenlanda care il invata traditiile vikinge, avertizandu-l asupra invaziei 'Christului Alb' pe taramul 'Stravechilor Zei'. In copilarie ajunge in Vineland, cel mai indepartat avanpost din vest, unde e martorul masacrului condus de o matusa care sterge de pe fata pamantului asezarile vikinge. Apoi e prins intr-o lupta sangeroasa intre fa..
Londra 1019. Au trecut cateva luni de cand Thorgils a evadat din ghearele Bisericii Irlandeze doar ca sa se pomeneasca implicat intr-o poveste de dragoste cu Aelfgifu, sotia lui Knut cel Mare, conducatorul Angliei si unul din cei mai puternici oameni din lumea vikingilor. Cand idila lor iese la iveala, Thorgils e silit sa fuga. Pe drum se intovaraseste cu Grettir, un proscris temut pentru comportamentul lui volatil. Cei doi se fac frati de cruce. Din pamantul inghetat dinnord, de-a lungul marilo..
Constantinopole, 1035. Thorgils a devenit membru al garzii varangiene si e martor al gloriei celui mai bogat oras din lume, dar si al crimelor din familia imperiale. Sub comanda sefului razboinic Harald Sigurdsson, devine momeala intr-o ambuscada mortala planuita impotriva piratilor arabi care hartuiesc flota bizantina din Mediterana, iar mai tarziu se alatura campaniei de recucerire a Siciliei de la Sarazini. Cand harald ajunge pe tronul Norvegiei, Thorgils e trimis intr-o misiune secreta la du..
An absorbing re-creation of the 12th Century ...this is a fast-moving story of humbler folk caught up in cruel battles'. (The Independent). 'Original, atmospheric and genuinely moving ...captures the imagination and does not let go'. (Giles Kristian). It's 1141 and freezing cold. Gwil, a battle-hardened mercenary, is horrified to stumble across a little girl close to death. She has been attacked, just one more victim in a winter of atrocities. Clutching a sliver of parchment, she is terrified - ..
If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. And when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat and the youngest partner in an established firm's history, who is going to believe his side of the story. Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and is sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever esca..
The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear...'I'm at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide. I'd like you to come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you, if she's available...' Retired Detective Bill Hodges now runs a two-person firm called Finders Keepers with his partner Holly Gibney. They met in the wake of the 'Mercedes Massacre' when a queue of people was run down by the diabolical killer Brady Hartsfield.
Brady is now confined to Room 217 of the Lakes R..
Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and Crescent Dawn - sends hero Isaac Bell to solve a mysterious series of bank-robberies and murders in the first novel of historical thriller series The Isaac Bell Adventures, The Chase. 1950: the rusting hulk of a steam locomotive is raised from the depths of a Montana lake. Inside are three bodies, bloody clue to a fortune lost for over forty years... 1906: For two years banks across the western United States have been liv..
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives?
When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was lik..
Crusader Gold is the stunning follow up to 2005's bestselling debut Atlantis.
For many it is the Jewish menorah, the huge golden candlestick looted by the Romans in AD 70 then carried to Constantinople. Now, nobody knows where it is. Some think it survived and is concealed in the Vatican. Some think it took an altogether more extraordinary turn, at the beginning of history itself ...
Jack Howard is the only man who can find out. But the clock is ticking against him. The quest to fi..
The Deerslayer is the culmination of James Fenimore Cooper's 'Leather-Stocking' novels, featuring Natty Bumppo (the deer-slaying young frontiersman) and the Mohican chief, Chingachgook. Cooper portrays the hubris of the conquest of a vast territory. The action takes place during the American wars of the 1740s. Coll.Wordsworth Classics..
The Artful Dodger is back! Returning to the page for the first time in 175 years, London's most skilled and charismatic thief is back to ply his trade on the capital's streets once more. From the rooftops to the sewers, Dodger leads us on a witty and thrilling adventure through Dickensian London...
Fact collides with fiction in Will Adams second pulse-pounding adventure featuring the enigmatic Daniel Knox. On the trail of a Dead Sea Scroll, Knox stumbles across an ancient temple being surreptitiously excavated by evangelical Christians outside Alexandria. A chase ends in tragedy with the death of Alexandria's senior archaeologist, and Knox the chief suspect. Meanwhile, Knox's partner Gaille Bonnard is baby-sitting a television crew around the ancient city of Amarna, home of the multiple my..
A taut thriller set against the turbulent history of Ukraine and the Crimea, giving fascinating and thought-provoking insigh into the country's current crisis.
It has been twenty-five years since the four friends left school, burdened with the dark secret of a game that ended in tragedy. Now, driven by love, loss and loyalty, they meet to play Tony's game once more. Tony, the mastermind, has planned the moves that will take each player across continents. The rules are the same, but they have ..
Imagine if you lost your parents - not just in place, but in time. Jake Djones' mum and dad have gone missing and they could be anywhere in the world - at any time in history. Because the Djones family have an astonishing secret, which for years they've managed to keep - even from each other. They belong to the HISTORY KEEPERS - a secret society which travels through the centuries to prevent evil enemies from meddling with History itself. In the quest to find his parents, Jake is whisked from 21..
1908, and American engineering geniuses are being killed off one by one...When a brilliant battleship gun engineer commits suicide, his disbelieving family turn to legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency. Quickly on the case, Isaac Bell establishes that the clues point not to suicide, but murder. So when further deaths connected to a top-secret project follow, Bell realizes that this is sabotage. With the world plunging towards war, it's clearly a spy at large. But which of the many foreign agents h..
The Thief is Clive Cussler's fifth historical thriller featuring detective Isaac Bell. A bold kidnapping aboard an ocean liner sends detective Isaac Bell across America in a deadly game of cat and mouse...Leaving England aboard the liner Mauretania, Isaac Bell, chief investigator at the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, stumbles on and thwarts a kidnapping. The two victims, who have fled Europe carrying a secret invention, fear that a foreign power wishes to steal it before they can bring it ..
In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders, in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make the cold sweat trickle down your spine...
Set in Scotland in 1751, Kidnapped remains one of the most exciting stories ever written. Young David Balfour, orphaned then betrayed by his Uncle Ebenezer, his so-called guardian, falls in with Alan Breck, the unscrupulous but heroic champion of the Jacobite cause. Shipwreck, murder and dramatic escape through the Highlands are just a few of the ingredients of this highly charged tale of intrigue, action and adventure. Catriona, the lesser-known sequel, immediately continues David's story...
When a confrontation between a radical enivironmental group and a Danish cruiser off the Faroe Islands sinks a ship, trapping her crew beneath the waves, Kurt Austin of NUMA is immediately called to the rescue. Investigating the collision, Austin uncovers a trail of sabotage that leads to a sinister multinational corporation seeking control of the waves. When he is almost killed for his trouble, Austin knows that this is one organization that will let nothing stand in its way. But with an enviro..
Un baietel irakian gaseste o placuta de lut in Muzeul de Antichitati din Bagdad. La semnarea unui tratat istoric intre palestinieni si evrei, un asasin se inghesuie prin multime si se repede la primul ministru israelina. Bodyguarzii il impusca, dar in mana lui gasesc doar o notita plina de sange, nu un pistol. O serie de crime au loc aiurea in lume. E chemata sa le rezolve Maggie Costello care descopera ca crimele nu sunt intamplatoare; cineva ucide arheologi si istorici, oameni care cunosc secr..
Alek and Deryn are back onboard the Leviathan. The ship is ordered to pick up Tesla, a Russian inventor who has created a machine he claims can destroy half of the world, which he is using as a threat to impose peace. Alek wants to the end the war, so decides to back Tesla politically, as do the Darwinists. Meanwhile Deryn is still pretending to be a boy, though Alek has figured out her true identity, and promises to keep her secret. With stops in New York, California and Mexico, Deryn and Alek ..
The Rise of Nine is the next thrilling instalment in the gripping Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. 'Number Four is a hero for this generation'. (Michael Bay, director of Transformers). Until I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others ...I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde w..
The Fall of Five is the heartstopping fourth installment in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win. But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from them with our lives. And now we're in hiding, figuring out our next move. The six of us are powerful - but not strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven't discovered the full extent..
Lost City is a nerve-shredding NUMA Files novel from Clive Cussler, international bestseller. Kurt Austin's toughest assignment yet... The discovery of a body frozen for ninety years in a glacier high in the French Alps seems of unlikely concern to Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects team. But when those on site are trapped in alpine tunnels flooding with glacial meltwater, Austin can hardly ignore a cry for help. And this near tragedy proves to be no mere accident. For the body held ..
Polar Shift is the sixth NUMA Files novel by the inimitable Clive Cussler. Giant freak waves send an unsinkable cargo ship to the bottom of the Atlantic and a herd of killer whales attack a party of kayakers in the Pacific - random events, or evidence of polar shift? For Kurt Austin of NUMA these two seemingly unconnected incidents are harbingers of a global phenomenon that will mark the end of civilization! A secret organization aiming to bring down the world's elite powers have discovered..
Cei-legati-prin-juramant simt chemarea marii. Orm, conducatorul lor, n-ar vea sa-si paraseasca dulcea casa. Dar cand sunt atacati si doi dintre ai lor sunt luati ostatici, pleaca toti prin stepa inchetata unde ii pandesc primejdii nemaiauzite. Cea mai rea iarna ii pune la grea incercare pana si pe cei mai rezistenti, iar la sfarsitul calatoriei ii asteapta tribul amazoanelor al caror unic tel e sa apere pana la moarte comoara lui Attila. Oare aceasta va fi ultima lor calatorie?..
In largul coastelor Somaliei, un vas vechi de marfa e abordat de piratii care planuiesc sa ceara o rascumparare consistenta. Dar piratii au facut o gresala, caci nava cea veche nu e altceva decat nava de lupta secreta (o opera de arta!) Oregon, a lui Juan Cabrillo. Iar Cabrillo are de gand sa il puna cu botul pe labe pe capitanul piratilor somalezi. Urmeaza o batalie spectaculoasa, dar lucrurile nu se sfarsesc aici - avionul in care se afla doamna secretar de stat al SUA, indreptandu-se spre un ..
Intr-un ghetar norvegian, un ofiter nazist a descoperit in timpul razboiului cea mai legendara corabie. Dupa 60 de ani, Juan Cabrillo si echipajul de pe Oregon - o capodopera a artei militare, strict secreta, deghizata ca o nava prapadita - e pe urmele corabiei misterioase, pe care un nebun vrea sa o foloseasca pentru a aduce sfarsitul lumii...
In 1896, vasul britanic Rove s-a scufundat in largul coastelor Africii impreuna cu uriasa comoara de diamante furate de la bord. Azi, Juan Cabrillo si echipajul vasului Oregon sar in ajutorul lui Sloane Macintyre, cautator de comori pierdute… si nu numai. Curand, echipajul de pe Oregon descopera ca soarta intregii lumi depinde de ei...
The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
'Fans will not be disppointed' The Times
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”. The evening’s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controve..
When Andre-Louis witnesses the murder of his best friend by an arrogant and privileged aristocrat he swears to avenge his death. Forced to flee his hometown after stirring up revolutionary fervour in the citizens, he falls in with a travelling theatre company and disguises himself as the character of the wily rogue Scaramouche. His ensuing adventures involve hair-raising duels, romance, treachery and shocking family secrets all handled with brilliance and wit by this extraordinary hero. WITH AN ..
Bavaria, 1886. King Ludwig II, infamous for his eccentric behavior, is declared insane by his government and removed from his throne. A day later, Ludwig's corpse washes up in the shallows of Lake Starnberg. Rumours about the cause of the tragedy abound, but few people know why Ludwig was really killed. Or what secret was silenced by his death. Germany, present day ...Hidden among the crates in a newly discovered Nazi bunker are documents stamped with a black swan, the insignia of the murdered k..
At age eighty-three and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave. Olivia has in her possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine, a nun, now being considered for beatification by the Catholic Church. These letters reveal that, at the age of seventeen, Catherine gave birth to a son and gave him up for adoption and they identify the father as Alex ..
Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left ninety per cent of his vast, secret fortune to his housemaid. The vultures are circling even before the body is cold - the only subject more incendiary than money in Ford County is race, and this case has both. AS the relatives contest the will, and unscrupulous lawyers hasten to benefit, Jake searches for answers to the many ques..
A year after the publication of The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas produced a sequel worthy in every respect of the original. In Twenty Years After the much beloved D'Artaganan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis reunite to fight the forces of evil. In the original novel they defeated Milady, a formidable foe; now they need to face her vengeful son Mordaunt, as well as countering the machinations of the sinister Cardinal Mazarin. With an introduction by A. M. de Medeiros. Coll. Wordsworth Classics..
Paul Christopher's Valley of the Templars is the next exciting John Holliday novel. Retired Army Ranger John Holliday and his friend Eddie travel to Cuba in search of Eddie's mysteriously vanished brother-and find themselves desperately trying to stop a shocking plot of a secret Templar cabal that has been growing for five hundred years. As the conspiracy tightens the corrupt and dying Castro regime in an iron grip, Holliday must find Eddie's brother before it is too late ...and the secret horro..