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Blackwater
Conn Iggulden

A dark, chilling psychological thriller from the number one bestselling author of the Emperor series. Blackwater was published as part of the Quick Reads initiative on World Book Day 2006.

How do you know when you're in too deep?

Davey has always lived in the shadow of his older brother, a smiling sociopath who will stop at nothing to protect himself and his family. But when the shadowy figure of Denis Tanter comes into Davey's life, how far will the bond of brotherhood

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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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Cleanskin
Val McDermid

A taut psychological thriller from the bestselling author behind the popular Wire in the Blood TV series

When career criminal Jack Farlowe's body is found washed-up on a Suffolk shore, it looks to the police like a clear-cut case. Broken-hearted at his daughter's death, he has drowned himself – good riddance and one less crime to solve, according to CID.

Then again, maybe not. For, one by one, Farlowe's enemies are being killed. And the horrific manner of their deaths makes

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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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The Violent Enemy
Jack Higgins

The classic bestseller from the master of the game

Britain’s most wanted political offender. A seductively beautiful woman, and the dream of a perfect escape...

Many lives had been sacrificed for the Irish cause, but legendary freedom fighter Colum O’Mare, ageing and critically illl, was ready to gamble once more for a last devastating strike. Which is why Sean Rogan, soldier of the Irish Republican Army gets all the help he needs to break out of a mainland security prison.

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Election
Tom Perrotta

A brilliantly funny novel from the author of ‘The Abstinence Teacher’ and ‘Little Children’, made into an acclaimed film starring Reece Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick.

Tracy Flick wants to be president of Winwood High. She’s one of those ambitious girls who finds time to do it all: edit the yearbook, star in the school musical, sleep with her English teacher. Staunch idealist, Jim McAllister (aka ‘Mr M’) thinks the students deserve better. So he persuades Paul Warren – a well-liked,

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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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The Cleft
Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, invites us to imagine a mythical society free from sexual intrigue, free from jealousy, free from petty rivalries: a society free from men.

An old Roman senator embarks on what may be his last endeavour: the retelling of the story of human creation. He recounts the history of the Clefts, an ancient community of women living in an Edenic, coastal wilderness, in the valley of an overshadowing mountain. The Clefts have no need, or

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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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