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The Iron Tiger
Jack Higgins

Classic adventure from the million copy bestseller Jack Higgins

The called it the Place of Silence: the last frozen barrier between Balpur and Tibet. An icy wilderness where desperate men made a living smuggling guns across the border.

Even for the bravest, the luck has to run out...

On what he thought would be his last flight, Jack Drummond found his own recipe for disaster. A deadly cargo of machine guns. A band of ruthless guerrillas. And a confrontation with the

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Passage by Night
Jack Higgins

The classic bestseller from the master of the game

Harry Manning had fled the Cuban revolution, sacrificing everything for freedom and seeking solace on the tranquil waters of the Bahamas. For a time he found solace in the arms of the beautiful Maria and oblivion in alcohol.

Then once again his life is shattered when a terrorist bomb claims the lives of those he loves and suddenly his descent into desitituition is replaced by a deep seething desire to avenge his friends.

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Sharpe’s Christmas
Bernard Cornwell

A Richard Sharpe short story, featuring scenes of action and adventure at Christmas.

‘You’ll like Irati,’ Colonel Hogan said. ‘It’s a nothing place, Richard. Hovels and misery, that’s all it is and all it ever will be, but that’s where you’re going for Christmas.’

Sharpe was sent to Irati because maybe the French were going there. The garrison planned to march at Christmas in the hope that their enemies would be too bloated with beef and wine to fight, but Hogan had got wind of

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Wrath of the Lion
Jack Higgins

Classic adventure from the million copy bestseller Jack Higgins

A rogue U–boat is patrolling the Atlantic coast, its fanatical crew ready to slaughter for a self–proclaimed dream of France. In the long dark years of the Cold War, not every battle merited centre stage. Many threats to Europe were imagined, but this one is very real.

L’Alouette has to be stopped, eliminated before all out war prevails once again. Only one man can stop the threat, and the prospect of peace in

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The Savage Day
Jack Higgins

Action and blood-thirsty suspense from the master of the game.

Simon Vaughan knows what it's like to fight a dirty war, he's had first-hand experience in Korea. Now he languishes in a Greek jail.

When it comes to firearms and gun-running nobody does it better, but those days are behind him, until the British army propose a deal. His freedom for his help against the IRA in Belfast.

He doesn't haven't any choice, if he wants his freedom back he'll have to conquer a new

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The Way to Dusty Death
Alistair MacLean

The classic tale of high-octane adventure set in the world of 1970s Formula One, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

Johnny Harlow seems to have it all: he's good looking, desired by women, and envied by men; he's also the reigning Formula One world champion, the poster-boy for the world's most thrilling and richly financed sport. But a recent devastating accident has driven him to drink.

And now his beloved sport is changing: too many things are going wrong in too

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A Prayer for the Dying
Jack Higgins

The classic bestseller from the master of the game.

No one becomes a contract killer and expects to hang around to collect a pension. Sooner or later, even the best in their field make mistakes. Even Martin Fallon, the most ruthless hitman of them all.

Fallon was the best you could get with a gun in his hand, but his first mistake was to cross powerful crime boss Jack Meehan, and his last, to seek redemption for his soul...

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Sad Wind from the Sea
Jack Higgins

The very first novel written by Jack Higgins, re-packaged to celebrate 50 years of bestsellerdom.

He guesses it's around 3am. Gun runner and occasional smuggler Mark Hagen, hears a scream through the fog. He finds a girl; young, beautiful, trouble. But as Mark Hagen himself said "I love trouble, angel. It makes life so much more interesting."

Before long he is hauled into a chaotic chase involving The Red Chinese, and a lot of gold.

From feeling he had lost everything to

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Storm Warning
Jack Higgins

Classic adventure from the million copy bestseller Jack Higgins

In the end all roads lead to hell.

It’s 1944 and Germany is facing its final defeat. Five thousand miles across the Allied dominated Atlantic, twenty-two men and five nuns aboard the Barquentine Deutschland are battling home to Kiel.

Among them are a U-boat ace captured in a raid on Falmouth. A female American doctor caught in the nightmare of flying bombs. A gunboat commander who’s fought from the Solomons

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The Lonely Sea
Alistair MacLean

Collection of riveting tales of the sea including the story that launched his writing career, the account of the epic battle to sink the German battle ship, Bismarck, and two new stories collected here for the first time.

THE MASTER STORYTELLER IN HIS ELEMENT...

Alistair MacLean has an unmistakable and unrivalled skill in writing about the sea and its power and about the men and women who sail it, and who fight and die in it.

His distinctive voice was evident from his

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