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  • Andrew Feinstein

    The digital audiobook edition of Andrew Feinstein's powerful exposé, The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, complete and unabridged and read by the actor Gildart Jackson. Pulling back the curtain on the secretive world of the global arms trade, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind weapons deals ranging from the largest in history - between the British and Saudi governments - to BAE's controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe, and the revolving-door relationships that characterise the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex. He exposes in forensic detail both the formal government-to-government trade in arms and the...read more

  • Alexander Soderberg

    Enemies are everywhere in this monumental international crime thriller that Brad Thor calls 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets The Sopranos.'    Hector Guzman has fooled many women. With his quiet charm, easy smile, and smooth demeanor it's easy to fall into his trap, and Sophie Brinkmann, a widowed single mother, is no exception. She quickly learns, though, that his sleek façade masks something sinister. Guzman is the head of a powerful international crime ring with a reach into drugs and weaponry that extends from Europe to South America. His interests are under siege by a ruthless German syndicate who will stop at nothing to stake its...read more

  • Nina Siegal

    Set in one day in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city’s chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting.   As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial...read more

  • Jo Nesbo

    The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo’s maze of especially venal, high-level corruption.   Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit—or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes.             Sonny took the first...read more

  • David Downing

    It is 1913, and those who follow the news closely can seethe world is teetering on the brink of war. Jack McColl, a Scottish carsalesman with an uncanny ear for languages, has always hoped to make a job forhimself as a spy. As his sales calls take him from city to great city-Hong Kongto Shanghai to San Francisco to New York-he moonlights collecting intelligencefor His Majesty's Navy, but British espionage is in its infancy and Jack hasnothing but a shoestring budget and the very tenuous protection of a boss infaraway London. He knows, though, that a geopolitical catastrophe is brewing,and now is both the moment to prove himself and the moment his country needshim most. Unfortunately, this...read more

  • James A. Levine

    From the codirector ofthe Mayo Clinic / Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative andinventor of the treadmill desk comes a fascinating wake-up call about oursedentary lifestyle. That the average adultspends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who worksin an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are sufferingas a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects ithas had on society at large. In Get Up!, health expert James A. Levine'soriginal scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we nolonger use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negativeconsequences on our...read more

  • Richard Branson

    While building the Virgin Group over forty years,Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges thatothers (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheerlunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters likeCoca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikinglydifferent swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion,and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended familyof employees around the world has always dubbed (with a wink) the "VirginWay." This unique perspective comes from a man who droppedout of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never...read more

  • China Miéville

    Following Perdido Street Station and The Scar, acclaimed author China Miéville returns with his hugely anticipated Del Rey hardcover debut. With a fresh and fantastical band of characters, he carries us back to the decadent squalor of New Crobuzon—this time, decades later. It is a time of wars and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming city to the brink. A mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of...read more

  • China Miéville

    A mythmaker of the highest order, China Miéville has emblazoned the fantasy novel with fresh language, startling images, and stunning originality. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville’s Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, Perdido Street Station, this latest epic introduces a whole new cast of intriguing characters and dazzling creations. Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. But the journey is not theirs alone. They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Among...read more

  • Malcolm Gaskill

    Over 350,000 intrepid English men, women, and childrenmigrated to America in the seventeenth century, leaving behind their homelandfor an uncertain future on distant shores. Whether they settled in Jamestown,Salem, or Barbados, these early English migrants-entrepreneurs, soldiers, andpilgrims alike-sought to re-create their old country in the new land. Yet as Malcolm Gaskill reveals in Between Two Worlds,colonists' efforts to remake England and retain their Englishness provedimpossible. As they strove to leave their mark on the New World, they too werealtered: by harsh wilderness, by illness and infighting, and by bloody battleswith Indians. Gradually acclimating to their new environment,...read more

  • Frank Tallis

    From Edgar nominee F. R. Tallis comes a new novel ofpsychological suspense that reinvents the classic haunted-house tale. In the scorching summer of 1976-the hottest since recordsbegan-Christopher Norton, his wife Laura, and their young daughter Faye settleinto their new home in north London. The faded glory of the Victorian house is the perfect placefor Norton, a composer of film soundtracks, to build a recording studio of hisown. But soon in the long, oppressively hot nights, Laura begins to hearsomething through the crackle of the baby monitor. First, a knocking sound.Then come the voices. For Norton, the voices mark an exciting opportunity. Puttinghis work to one side, he begins the...read more

  • Franck Thilliez

    The shocking sequel to the runaway international bestseller Syndrome E Syndrome E's LucieHenebelle and Inspector Sharko have reunited to take on the case of the brutalmurder of Eva Louts, a promising graduate student who was killed while workingat a primate research center outside Paris. But what at first appears to be a viciousanimal attack soon proves to be something more sinister. What was Eva secretlyresearching? Was she tracking three fanatical scientists who control athirty-thousand-year-old virus with plans to unleash it on the world? With his unmatched ability to inject cutting-edge scienceinto his novels, Franck Thilliez draws on genetics, paleontology, and the darkside of human...read more

  • Adam Zamoyski

    For the ruling and propertied classes of the lateeighteenth century, the years following the French Revolution werecharacterized by intense anxiety. Monarchs and their courtiers lived inconstant fear of rebellion, convinced that their power-and their heads-were atrisk. Driven by paranoia, they chose to fight back against every threat andinsurgency, whether real or merely perceived, repressing their populacesthrough surveillance networks and violent, secretive police action. Europe, andthe world, had entered a new era. In PhantomTerror, award-winning historian Adam Zamoyski argues that the stringentmeasures designed to prevent unrest had disastrous and far-reachingconsequences, inciting the...read more

  • Annabel Smith

    A captivating debut novel about brothers who havedrifted apart and the accident that will determine their future, written by anunforgettable new voice in fiction Some twins communicate in a secret language alltheir own. For Whiskey and Charlie Ferns, the two-way alphabet (alpha, bravo,charlie, delta) whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies isthe best they can do. But as the brothers grow up, they grow apart. Whiskey iseverything Charlie is not-bold, daring, carefree-and Charlie blames his brotherfor always stealing the limelight, always striving ahead while seeming to pushCharlie back. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely evenspeaking to each...read more

  • James Clavell

    It is the early nineteenth century, when Europeantraders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinesemainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of anEnglishman, Dirk Struan, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong intoan impregnable fortress of British power-and to make himself supreme ruler: Tai-Pan! #1 New YorkTimes bestselling author James Clavell's works have become beloved modernclassics. This critically acclaimed historical novel is another fine example ofa master at...read more

  • Tim Moore

    The 1914 Giro d'Italia was the most difficult bike race in history eighty-one riders started and only eight finished. Now Tim Moore is going to attempt it himself, and he's committed to total authenticity. Twelve years after Tim Moore toiled around the route of the Tour de France, he senses his achievement being undermined by the truth about "Horrid Lance." His rash response is to take on a fearsome challenge from an age of untarnished heroes: the notorious 1914 Giro d'Italia. History's most appalling bike race was an ordeal of 400-kilometer stages filled with cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor-and it was all on a diet of raw eggs...read more

  • Peter Watson

    A compulsively readable blend of romance and dramabased on actual events in Britain and France leading up to D-day in 1944 Matthew Hammond is a British military officer postedto the European theater during World War II. He sustained a serious injury onthe front lines, so bad, in fact, that it cost him a lung. Now he is back inEngland, unable to fight, but he continues to serve his country by training newResistance fighters. One of the recruits under his tutelage is Madeleine,a spellbinding, impassioned French Canadian with eyes of "burnishedwhiskey." Despite protocols discouraging romance, they are deeply in love,and Matthew is torn about putting Madeleine's life in danger. He already...read more

  • Alexander Soderberg

    The exciting follow-up to The Andalucian Friend, a breakneck thriller that follows Sophie Brinkmann as she faces the consequences of joining Hector Guzman's crime empire From the moment Hector Guzman entered a coma, Sophie Brinkmann has regretted joining his crime family. Hector's right hand, Aron Geisler, is doing all he can to keep the sinking ship afloat and keep Sophie in their steely grip. But when Hector's brother is murdered in Biarritz, Sophie gains the upper hand, and intends to use it.  Sophie becomes a player in a game where the rules are constantly changing, where loyalty and friendship are rendered meaningless. In order to survive, she must look inward and find her...read more

  • John Sweeney

    An authoritative and frightening investigation into the dark side of North Korean society North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation in the world, and big brother is always watching. It is Orwell’s 1984 made reality. Award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney is one of the few foreign journalists to have witnessed the devastating reality of life in the controversial and isolated nation of North Korea. Having entered the country undercover, Sweeny posed as a university professor with a group of students from the London School of Economics. Huge factories with no staff or electricity, hospitals with no patients, uniformed...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Eager science student Victor Frankenstein uses body parts of the dead to bring a creature to life. Although initially excited that his experiment is a success, Frankenstein becomes horrified at the grotesque being that stands before him and flees. Angered by the rejection, The Monster retaliates by taking the lives of those dearest to Frankenstein. The decision to play God torments both Frankenstein and The Monster he created until the end of their...read more