Every Second Lost
By Dylan Lawson
Gripping and mesmerising from the first to last page, Every Second Lost is a thriller to challenge the best from master storytellers Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben.Elias Hawks' world changed for ever when, as a teenager, he crashed his car and woke, six weeks later, to find he had lost the girl of his dreams and very nearly his life. Seventeen years later, all Elias has left is his career as an accident investigator and a ticking time bomb in his head from the traumatic brain injury he suffered. But then the girl reappears out of the blue to tell him that her daughter is missing and Elias finds himself caught up in an increasingly deadly search for answers. With his health already hanging in the balance, Elias will have one last chance to make amends for the past and one last chance to find the truth, even if this time it means paying for it with his life...
Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent's Tooth
By Alex Rutherford
** EXCITING TV SERIES IN PRODUCTION **The new Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan reigns over a colossally wealthy empire of 100 million souls. Yet to gain his throne he has followed the savage 'throne or coffin' traditions of his ancestors - descendants of Genghis Khan and Tamburlaine. Ever since the Moghuls took India, brother has fought brother and sons their fathers for the prize and Shah Jahan has been no exception.As his reign dawns, now is the time for Shah Jahan to secure his throne by crushing his enemies. Instead, devastated by the death of his beautiful wife Mumtaz, he becomes obsessed with building an epic monument to their perfect love - the Taj Mahal. His overwhelming grief isolates him from his sons and he does not see the rivalries, indeed hatreds, building between them. When he falls ill, civil war breaks out - ruthless, murderous and uncontrollable - and the foundations of the empire itself begin to shake.
The Engines of God (Academy - Book 1)
By Jack McDevitt
'No one writing today is better than McDevitt at combining galaxy-spanning adventure with the genuine novel of ideas' Washington Post Book WorldTwo hundred years ago, humans made a stunning discovery in the far reaches of the solar system: a huge statue of an alien creature, with an inscription that defied all efforts at translation. Now, as faster-than-light drive opens the stars to exploration, humans are finding other relics of the race they call the Monument-Makers - each different, and each heartbreakingly beautiful. But except for a set of footprints on Jupiter's moon Iapetus, there is no trace of the enigmatic race that has left them behind. Then a team of scientists working on a dead world discover an ominous new image of the Monument-Makers. Somehow it all fits with other lost civilizations, and possibly with Earth's own future. And distant past. But Earth itself is on the brink of ecological disaster - there is no time to search for answers. Even to a question that may hold the key to survival for the entire human race.
Echo (Alex Benedict - Book 5)
By Jack McDevitt
'Why read Jack McDevitt? The question should be: Who among us is such a slow pony that s/he isn't reading McDevitt?' Harlan EllisonSunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life. Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle's onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds. It could be proof that the eccentric Tuttle had found what he was looking for. To find out, Benedict and Chase Kolpath embark on their own voyage of discovery ... one that will lead them directly into the path of a very determined assassin who doesn't want those secrets revealed.
Nathan Jones - scarred for life by one night of horror in his Northern Irish past. And also by having the same name as a Supremes song.Hoping for a fresh start, Nathan moves to New York but when his girlfriend leaves him, he only has his new job for company - that of a security guard at the Empire State building. Recently acquired by a computer billionaire, the building is about to be visited by President Michael Keneally, an army of FBI men, and George Burley of Alabama, a white supremacist with the President at the top of his assassination Top Ten.Wildly dark and wonderfully entertaining, EMPIRE STATE takes the world of politics - international, racial and sexual - and holds it hostage at the top of one of the most famous buildings on Earth.
The Eye of God (Kathryn Swinbrooke Mysteries, Book 2)
By Paul Doherty
A missing royal relic and a shocking murder draw Kathryn into dangerous climes... Kathryn Swinbrooke pits her wits against enemies of the crown in, The Eye of God, the second of Paul Doherty's gripping mysteries featuring the medieval sleuth. Perfect for fans of Michael Jecks and Robin Hobb. As the bloody confusion of the War of the Roses rages through 15th-century Canterbury, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, gives the precious royal relic the Eye of God to his trusted soldier Brandon, just before being killed. Ordered to take the priceless Eye of God to the monks at Canterbury, Brandon is captured and held prisoner in the city. When Brandon dies under mysterious circumstances and the Eye of God is nowhere to be found, soldier Colum Murtagh is summoned by King Edward IV to find the relic and physician Kathryn Swinbrooke to assess the death. Resuming their unlikely partnership, the two find themselves in an increasingly dangerous situation. A corpse is pulled from a river and another murder takes place in Canterbury, while Colum is tracked by threatening pursuers. As all signs point to an intrigue involving enemies of Edward IV, Colum and Katherine must rely on each other's wits for protection...What readers are saying about The Eye of God:'Enjoyable romp through murderous times''Eminently readable, extremely enjoyable''The twists and turns of the plot that kept me reading late into the night'
The Empty Cradle
By Rosie Goodwin
To the outside world, Charlotte is the privileged daughter of the local vicar. Behind closed doors, however, she is the prisoner of her controlling father. As she grows up, Charlotte longs for freedom, but her captivating innocence leads her into trouble. Sent to Ireland to hide a shameful pregnancy, she discovers that once again her father has deceived her. She is forced into a convent's harsh and humiliating regime, where she must eventually give up the one thing that makes her life worthwhile.When Charlotte returns to England, older than her years, she chooses to forget the past. Becoming a London midwife, she longs only to help other women at this hardest and most joyful moment in their lives. But her deep compassion, and desire to prevent anyone else suffering the same horror she did, leads her into a darker and more dangerous place.
Everything Is Fine (And Other Lies I Tell Myself)
By Cathy Brett
Interwoven with tales of World War I, this is a story about growing up, moving on and the strength of a family.Things haven't been going so well for fifteen-year-old Esther Armstrong. With her brother Max - her closest ally - absent, she's forced to face everything alone, not least her parents' heated arguments. As the summer holidays stretch endlessly ahead, she's desperate for something, anything, to divert her attention. Then she finds some letters hidden in the walls of her family home, sent by a soldier to his sweetheart from the trenches of WWI. Esther is consumed by the mystery of these lovers - not very much older than herself - and what became of them. Perhaps in piecing together the jigsaw of someone else's life, Esther can work out how to reassemble her own, and how to make everything fine again...
Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 5)
By Nevada Barr
Anna Pigeon uncovers shady dealings, possible sabotage and murder... On a remote island, Anna Pigeon faces more than just isolation in Endangered Species, the gripping crime novel from Nevada Barr. Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and Paul Doiron.'Nevada Barr's mysteries keep getting better and better' - Susan IsaacsIn the midst of a dangerously dry season, national park ranger Anna Pigeon has been posted to Cumberland Island off the Georgia coast for a monotonous, twenty-one-day fire watch. But her boredom is short-lived, for this remote and marshy place is a breeding ground to more than just the imperilled Loggerhead turtle; it also spawns eccentricity and secrets, greed, suspicion... and murder.A small plane crashes into the palmetto thickets nearby. Anna and her crew arrive in time to control the blaze, but too late to save the pilot and his passenger, Cumberland's sole law enforcement ranger. When the cause of the 'accident' is determined to be sabotage, Anna becomes entangled in an investigation that threatens to upset the very delicate balance of this fragile ecological preserve. For she is precariously close to exposing dark, clandestine crimes, both old and new, that someone has worked very diligently to conceal... and which makes Anna Pigeon the most endangered creature on the island. What readers are saying about Endangered Species: 'Full of suspense [and] once started, difficult to put down... first class''Nevada Barr never fails to keep me riveted to the page''Nevada Barr's storytelling skills and rich prose teleport you right into the middle of the park, the story, and the mind of her heroine Anna Pigeon'
Enemies of the Empire (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain, book 7)
By Rosemary Rowe
Libertus and Septimus come face to face with the criminal underworld of Roman Britain... Curiosity leads amateur sleuth Libertus into the dangerous world of fearless criminals in Enemies of the Empire, the seventh novel of Rosemary Rowe's Libertus series. The perfect read for fans of David Wishart and Lindsey Davis.'Rowe is very good on the realities of Roman life... and there is a pleasing attention to detail... A deftly woven tale of patriots and intrigue' - Historical Novels Review It's AD 188, and the wild, forested outskirts of the Empire is the last place Libertus, freedman and pavement-maker, wants to visit. But he'd rather face a wolf or bear than an angry patron, so he agrees to accompany Marcus Septimus to the garrison town of Isca (now Caerleon in South Wales). Pausing at Venta, the two men realise they've stepped into a simmering cauldron of social unrest, where the Silures tribe, loyal to former chief Caractacus, seethes under Roman occupation. When Libertus spots a familiar figure, who seems desperate not to be recognised, curiosity gets the better of him. But his pursuit leads him down a dangerous path and into a murky world of racketeering, treason and murder...What readers are saying about Enemies of the Empire:'Another first class Libertus yarn''She [Rowe] has managed to get so firmly into the mentality of this long ago period with such a vivid sense of humanity despite all the cultural differences''Fascinating details of Romano-British life and an intriguing mystery, tied firmly to its times'
Exposed To You: One Night of Passion Book 4
By Beth Kery
From the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair, for fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. This is the fourth in Beth Kery's One Night of Passion series about a group of connected characters who each begin their romance with a night of impulsive, steamy sex...It's not often you're hired to paint a body tattoo on a total stranger at a Hollywood film set and reserved art teacher Joy will never forget it. Certain she'll never see him again, she gives herself completely in a moment of passionate desire. Little does she know the man is film star Everett Hughes. For Everett, women and sex come as easily as fame. How can he convince the guarded Joy that beneath the hard body and sexy façade of celebrity is a real man who wants only one, real woman? In the heat of an intoxicating affair, Everett endeavours to break down her barriers, gain her trust, and expose himself as the real deal. But can Joy do the same, and reveal to him the vulnerable woman who longs to be loved, wanted, and desired for ever? Lose yourself in One Night of Passion: Addicted To You, Bound To You, Captured By You, Exposed To You, Only For You.
Empire of the Moghul: The Tainted Throne
By Alex Rutherford
** EXCITING TV SERIES IN PRODUCTION **The brutal battle for power continues in the fourth book in the epic Empire of the Moghul series.Agra, India, 1606. Jahangir, the triumphant Moghul Emperor and ruler of most of the Indian subcontinent, is doomed. No amount of wealth and ruthlessness can protect him from his sons' desire for power. The glorious Moghul throne is worth any amount of bloodshed and betrayal; once Jahangir raised troops against his own father; now he faces a bloody battle with Khurram, the ablest of his warring sons.Worse is to come. Just as the heirs of Timur the Great share intelligence, physical strength and utter ruthlessness, they also have a great weakness for wine and opium. Once Jahangir is tempted, his talented wife, Mehrunissa, is only too willing to take up the reins of empire. And with Khurram and his half-brothers each still determined to be their father's heir, the savage battle for the Moghul throne will be more ferocious than even Timur could have imagined...
Every Vow You Break
By Julia Crouch
The Wayland family - Lara and Marcus and their three children - leave England to spend a long, hot summer in Trout Island, Upstate New York. Lara, still reeling from an abortion that Marcus insisted on, hopes the summer away from home will give her time to learn to love her husband again. A chance meeting at a party reacquaints the family with Marcus's old actor friend, Stephen, with whom Lara once had an affair. Lara feels herself drawn towards Stephen and they pick up their secret relationship where they left off. Lara knows she's playing a dangerous game; what she doesn't know is that it's also a deadly one.
Empress of Rome
By Kate Quinn
'Fans of Philippa Gregory will be entranced. Kate Quinn's unforgettable third novel is a mesmerising story of passion, ambition and betrayal.' ElleUnder its beloved Emperor Trajan, the Roman Eagle spreads its wings, advancing ever further into the untamed world. But neither Trajan nor his reign can last for ever. Gladiator turned soldier Vix is back in Rome to make his fortune. Sabina, the wayward daughter of a senator, craves adventure. United by their devotion to the Emperor, Vix and Sabina are unaware that the wolves are gathering. Trajan's enigmatic Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic Hadrian, the Empress's protégé, conceals dark ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy. When Trajan falls, the hardened warrior, the adventurous girl, the shadowy empress and the scheming politician are caught in a deadly whirlwind that threatens to seal all their fates - and that of the Roman Empire itself...
By Janet Evanovich
Stephanie's got a one-way ticket to trouble...Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home in Explosive Eighteen. No. 1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series is not to be missed by fans of Lee Child and JD Robb. Raves for Evanovich's bestselling series: 'Stephanie Plum in ass-kicking form... utterly delightful' (Cosmopolitan); 'Evanovich's series of New Jersey comedy thrillers are among the great joys of contemporary fiction' (GQ Magazine); 'Hot and sassy' (The Boston Herald).After a holiday from hell, Stephanie's heading back to New Jersey and life as a bounty hunter feeling worse than before. And that's before she finds out the man in the seat next to her was brutally murdered on their layover, and she may hold the key to his death.With both the fake FBI and the real FBI on her tail, not to mention sometimes-boyfriend Morelli and more-than-a-mentor Ranger, Stephanie's beginning to wonder if she might need a holiday from it all...What readers are saying about Explosive Eighteen:'Explosive it is! Another marvellous outing in the series of Stephanie's mildly madcap adventures' 'The plot is as ingenious and hilarious as ever, and the combination of humour and action is potent stuff, irresistible!''Fun, likeable characters and a crazy plot! Perfect Plum'
Every Time You Say Goodbye
By June Tate
For Kitty, the war opens more doors than ever before... In June Tate's Every Time You Say Goodbye, the war provides a means for escape and freedom for one restless young woman. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Lynda Page. 'Displays June's customary flair for keeping the reader glued to the page' - Coventry Evening TelegraphIt's 1943 and Kitty Freeman is hungry for excitement. Married for only 18 months, she's miserable. Brian Freeman wants nothing more than a quiet life, a tidy home and a wife to make his dinner. But when he receives his call-up papers and is sent to France, Kitty feels like a bird set free from its cage. Will she be able to resist the charms of local villain Gerry Stubbs? Does the handsome American lieutenant Jeff Ryder want more than just friendship? One thing's for sure: the war holds more for Kitty than she could ever have imagined... What readers are saying about Every Time You Say Goodbye: 'June Tate is a marvellous storyteller and this is one of her best. Her characters are warm and engaging and her stories are dramatic and well-paced''Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good story with lots of twists to keep you interested''Five stars'
Empire of the Moghul: Ruler of the World
By Alex Rutherford
** EXCITING TV SERIES IN PRODUCTION **Keep your enemies close, and your sons closer...The story of the third great Moghul Emperor, Akbar, leader of a triumphant dynasty which contained the seeds of its own destruction.Akbar, ruler of a sixth of the world's people, colossally rich and utterly ruthless, was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, but infinitely more powerful. His reign began in bloodshed when he strangled his treacherous 'milk-brother', but it ended in glory. Akbar extended his rule over much of Asia, skillfully commanding tens of thousands of men, elephants and innovative technology, yet despite the unimaginable bloodshed which resulted his empire was based on universal religious tolerance.However, Akbar's homelife was more complicated. He defied family, nobles and mullahs to marry a beautiful Rajput princess, whose people he had conquered; but she hated Akbar and turned Salim, his eldest son, against him. What's more, as any Moghul prince could inherit his father's crown and become Emperor, his sons were brought up to be intensely competitive and suspicious of each other: to see eachother as rivals for the greatest prize of all. And, as Salim grew to manhood, the relationship between father and son became tainted by rebellion and competition to be the greatest Moghul of them all.
By Sue Lawrence
Much loved TV cook Sue Lawrence (MASTERCHEF Winner, STV's THE HOUR) returns with an indispensable guide to preparing stunning meals in your own home.From a New Year's Day Breakfast, to a romantic anniversary dinner, from a Book club supper to catering for the Rugby team at short notice and from a cheap and easy midweek tea to a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings EATING IN will guide you effortlessly through over 100 brand new recipes.
Everything You Know About Business is Wrong
By Alastair Dryburgh
By Sir Steve Redgrave
What are the raw ingredients of long-term success, and how are they best mixed together to achieve your business goals? Overnight success is one thing, but success that is sustained is a completely different - and much more challenging - discipline.Steve Redgrave is uniquely placed to how long-term success is achieved. During his sporting career, Steve learned to face the challenges of redefining goals, learning new skills, fighting off renewed competition, making difficult choices and staying motivated. In ENDURING SUCCESS, Steve mixes his view on the nature of success with the key lessons of leading businesses, people and brands. The result is a fresh take on long-term success.