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    From the author of the award-winning, best-selling novel Matterhorn, comes a brilliant nonfiction book about warIn 1968, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty Marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience. In What It Is Like to Go to War, Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at what it is like to experience the ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our soldiers for war. Marlantes weaves riveting accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination, and his readings—from Homer to The Mahabharata to Jung. He makes it clear just how poorly prepared our nineteen-year-old warriors are for the psychological and spiritual aspects of the journey.Just as Matterhorn is already being acclaimed as acclaimed as a classic of war literature, What It Is Like to Go to War is set to become required reading for anyone—soldier or civilian—interested in this visceral and all too essential part of the human experience.
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    Every family photograph hides a story. For thirteen-year-old Trevor Kennedy, taking photos helps make sense of his fractured world. His father struggles to keep a business going, while Trevor's mother, Elsbeth, all but ignores her son, instead doting on his five-year-old sister, Gracy. Though Trevor knows he can count on little Gracy's unconditional love, nothing compensates for the torment he has endured at school. But where Trevor once silently weathered the jabs and name-calling, now insuppressible fury threatens to wrest control. Only Crystal, a shop worker dealing with her own loss, sees the deep fissures in the Kennedy family – in the haunting photographs Trevor brings to be developed. And as their lives become more intertwined, each will be pushed to the breaking point, with shattering, unforeseeable consequences.
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    Book II of the Wanderer Chronicles'A masterly debut… If Bernard Cornwall and George RR Martin had a lovechild, it would look like A Mighty Dawn. I devoured it late into the night, and eagerly await the sequel.' — Antonia Senior on A Mighty DawnForged in fire. Bound by honour. Haunted by loss.8th Century Sweden: Erlan Aurvandil, a Viking outlander, has pledged his sword to Sviggar Ivarsson, King of the Sveärs. But violence is stirring in the borderlands. As the fires of an ancient feud are reignited, Erlan is bound by honour and oath to stand with King Sviggar. But, unbeknownst to the old King his daughter, Princess Lilla, has fallen under Erlan's spell. As the armies gather Erlan and Lilla must choose between their duty to Sviggar and their love for each other. Blooded young, betrayed often, Erlan is no stranger to battle. And hidden in the shadows, there are always those determined to bring about the maelstrom of war…
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    L.A. FBI agents are up against an unstoppable cop killer in this thriller by the PEN West Award–winning author Four Kinds of Rain.Jack Harper and Oscar Hidalgo are two of the smartest, toughest FBI agents in Los Angeles. But they’ve met their match in diamond smuggler Karl Steinbach. Arrested during a sting operation, Steinbach tells the team of agents he will kill them all. Coming from a man who’s about to go to prison, it sounds like an empty threat. Then, one by one, they start to die.Knowing they could be next, Harper and Hidalgo are out to stop a man they already have behind bars. It’s an impossible situation that only gets worse when Steinbach makes a deal with Homeland Security and is freed with total immunity. But as their investigation reveals shocking secrets within the bureau, Harper and Hidalgo realize that Steinbach is the least of their worries.
  • Atlanticadded a book to the bookshelfCorvus6 months ago
    After the loss of war, can there be hope for the future?Manchester, 1922.Belinda Layton is a surplus girl. One of the many women whose dreams of marriage perished in the Great War, with the death of her beloved fiancé, Ben. After four years of mourning, she's ready to face the future, even though Ben's family is not happy to see her move on, and her own only cares about getting hold of her meagre factory wages. Then, Belinda joins a secretarial class and a whole new world opens up to her as she quickly finds herself drawn to beguiling bookshop owner Richard Carson. But after all the loss and devastation she has experienced, can she really trust him with her heart?
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    Charlotte, daughter of Reverend Percival Hatton, has been content to follow the path laid out for her. Charlotte has an understanding with Captain Nicolas Paget — every inch the gentleman — who she expects someday to marry. But then she meets Josiah Martyn, and everything changes…A driven and ambitious Cornish mining engineer, and the complete opposite to Captain Nicholas, Josiah has come to London to help build the first tunnel under the river Thames. When unpredictable events occur at the inauguration of the project, Josiah and Charlotte are suddenly thrown into an unexpected intimacy.But not everyone is happy with Charlotte and Josiah growing closer. As friends turn to foes, will they be able to rewrite the stars and find their happy ever after, although all odds seem to be stacked against them…?
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    In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever.With her family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London's East End, Ida Brogan is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, and rationing is more challenging than ever, but they are doing all they can to help the war effort. When Ida's oldest friend Ellen returns to town, sick and in dire need of help, it is to Ida that she turns. But Ellen carries a secret, one that threatens not only Ida's marriage, but the entire foundation of the Brogan family. Can Ida let go of the past and see a way to forgive her friend? And can she overcome her sadness to find a place in her heart for a little boy, one who will need a mother more than ever in these dark times?
  • Atlanticadded a book to the bookshelfCorvuslast year
    From the bestselling e-book sensation of The Thief Taker series comes a thrilling and sumptuous novel set during the early days of the French Revolution.'A rip-roaring adventure.' Tessa Harris, author of the Dr Thomas Silkstone Mysteries_________________________________'He was alive when he went in the mortuary.'1789. The Bastille is marked for destruction. Skirmishes in the city are rife and revolution is in the air. When a gruesomely murdered rebel is found in the prison morgue, a plot is suspected.English spy, Attica Morgan, is laying low after an abortive mission. So when she's given an assignment inside the Bastille, her instinct is to run. Instead, she's offered a pardon, in return for solving the mystery of the dead revolutionary; and exposing a plot that leads to Marie Antoinette.But as tensions rise to breaking point in the city, Attica quickly realises she's in a race against time. Soon there could be no Bastille to investigate.'Incredible! It's the best action adventure novel I've ever read… A fantastic achievement that has blown me away with its ingenuity, scope and breathless pace.' Louise Voss, author of the Detective Lennon series
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    The Templar ProphecyJune 1190. A Knight Templar, Johannes von Hartelius, rescues the Holy Lance from his drowning King during the Third Crusade. April 1945. In one of his last acts in the bunker, Hitler seals secret documents inside a vacuum canister and attaches it to a case containing the Holy Lance. Both are sent away, guarded by adescendant of Johannes von Hartelius. Present Day. British photojournalist John Hart finds his father crucified. The mark of a spear is in his side. Now, Hart learns the incredible story of his family's destiny — to be the Guardians of the Lance. But the secret of the Lance is more terrifying than Hart could ever have imagined…The Templar Inheritance1198. On the eve of his execution, disgraced Templar knight Johannes von Hartelius writes a last confession. The parchment conceals the location of the Copper Scroll, said to hold the secret of Solomon's treasure.In present-day Iraq, John Hart discovers the message hidden in his ancestor's testament. Accompanied only by his beautiful Kurdish translator, Hart sets out to find the Copper Scroll.John Hart must travel in his forefather's footsteps to Iran and the hollow mountain known as Solomon's Prison… but will he share the Templar's fate?The Templar Succession1998. Kosovo is in the grip of civil war, and John Hart is an aspiring photojournalist determined to capture the devastating scenes. On his mission to shed light on the atrocities he discovers a house where women are enslaved purely for the pleasure of the Serbian soldiers. Hart risks his own life to free the imprisoned women.2015. John Hart has his world turned upside down when he is left to care for a young woman — the daughter of one of the women he freed that fateful day in Kosovo. She is determined to track down the man known as the Captain: a war criminal, and her father. Unable to turn his back on the girl, Hart sets out on a quest across Europe and into Africa where, on an isolated plateau in the mountains of Ethiopia, he confronts the man who shows no remorse, and no regard for life…
  • Atlanticadded a book to the bookshelfCorvus2 years ago
    Enter if you dare…A man driving through a remote part of Denmark is forced to take shelter from a snowstorm in a lonely castle. Inside, he encounters the Count who lives there, a strange old man who begins to talk. And as the Count does, the visitor learns of an ancient legend, of the noble family's mysterious secret, and of the curse that overshadows them…
  • Atlanticadded a book to the bookshelfCorvus3 years ago
    Rome 44 AD, Marcus Salvius Magnus has returned from three years fighting for the emperor Claudius in Britannia. As the leader of the South Quirinal Crossroads Brotherhood he must quickly re-establish his command. But he is beset with problems. Who is evicting tenants in his territory? How can he settle a debt to his patron's sister Vespasia Polla? How can he best his rivals, the West Viminal Brotherhood, who thwart him at every turn?Meanwhile Magnus' patron, Senator Gaius Vespasius Pollo is trying to broker a deal to illegally benefit from the booty looted from the war in Britannia, and he needs Magnus' help to carry out such an illicit task. Magnus, who doesn't leave anything up to Fortuna, is the perfect man for the job. He must use the resources of Rome's criminal underworld to find a way to regain control, appease his patrons, and of course, to make a profit.
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    Sworn to honour.Broken by betrayal.Hakan, son of Haldan, chosen son of the Lord of the Northern Jutes, swears loyalty to his father in fire, in iron, and in blood. But there are always shadows that roam. When a terrible tragedy befalls Hakan's household he is forced to leave his world behind. He must seek to pledge his sword to a new king. Nameless and alone, he embarks on a journey to escape the bonds of his past and fulfil his destiny as a great warrior.Whispers of sinister forces in the north pull Hakan onwards to a kingdom plagued by mysterious and gruesome deaths. But does he have the strength to do battle with such dark foes? Or is death the only sane thing to seek in this world of blood and broken oaths?
  • Atlanticadded a book to the bookshelfCorvus3 years ago
    Six women. Six abductions. Six souls.
    The tabloids call him Herod. A barbaric serial killer who mutilates pregnant women and dumps their bodies in London streets.
    DCI Rosen calls him the Devil. A disturbed and twisted man who follows an ancient occult text said to be hell's answer to the bible.
    Then a new victim is abducted. DCI Rosen knows that time is running out to save her. But if he enters the killer's lair, he will find that there are far worse things than death…
  • Atlanticadded a book to the bookshelfCorvus3 years ago
    A kidnapped child. A coded message. A burning car…
    A nine-year-old boy crawls from a burning car and is left fighting for his life. Young children go missing in the dead of night. Something sinister is at work on this London estate.
    Then DCI David Rosen and his team find a sinister eye carved into the site of the wreckage. Nearby, mysterious markings are etched onto the wall. Every second counts. Can Rosen and his team crack the code in time? Or will these children stay missing for ever?
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    When a polar bear is sighted in a sleepy Icelandic fishing village, then shot dead by local policeman Constable Halld�r, it triggers a debate in the local community. Was Halld�r a hero for killing the bear, or should the animal have been protected? Animal rights activists in the area see the constable as a villain, and when days later the dead body of Halld�r is discovered at a remote beauty spot, the activists are immediately under suspicion. As Sergeant Magnus Ragnarsson and his colleague Detective Vigd�s Audard�tti begin to investigate the policeman's murder, they soon discover that things are not as clear-cut as might first appear. By degrees, Magnus and Vigd�s are drawn into this small and complex community — one riven with rivalries and grudges — in search of a deadly killer…
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