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Double Cross Just this once... Please let me get away with it just this once... Tobey wants a better life — for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few 'deliveries', just this once, would it hurt to say 'yes'? One small decision can change everything... 'Packs a punch' — «Guardian». 'Shocks and twists... powerful teenage emotions' — «Sunday Times». Подробнее
Checkmate Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage, and becomes determined to find out more, to honour both sides of her heritage. But her father's family has a complicated history — one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger. Suddenly, it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner... Подробнее
Knife Edge Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father — Callum. Eaten up with bitterness, Callum's brother Jude, blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered. Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides? Подробнее
Night Circus In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, the Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. There are contortionists, performing cats, carousels and illusionists — all the trappings of an ordinary circus. But this is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the reveurs — the dreamers. And who is the sinister man in the grey suit who watches over it all? Behind the scenes a dangerous game is being played out by two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who, at the behest of their masters, are forced to test the very limits of the imagination — and of love. A feast for the senses, a fin-de-siecle fantasia of magic and mischief, and the most original love story since «The Time Traveller's Wife», «The Night Circus» is an extraordinary blend of fantasy and reality. It will dazzle readers young and old with its virtuoso performance, and who knows, they might not want to leave the world it creates. Подробнее
Mafia State
, 2011
In February 2011, in scenes that evoked the chilliest moments of the Cold War, journalist Luke Harding was expelled from Moscow. His offence? To have reported on aspects of contemporary Russia that the authorities would have preferred to remain hidden from view. Moscow Ghosts is a clear-eyed and unflinching chronicle of Luke's often terrifying experiences in Russia in the months leading up to his expulsion. It describes his encounters with Russia's sinister FSB security service, the leather-jacketed agents who tailed him, and his summons to Lefortovo, formerly the KGB's notorious Moscow prison. It also details the secret psychological war the FSB waged against the journalist and his family. Emails were intercepted. Break-ins at his flat were routine and calculated. Luke might well return home to find that the smoke alarm had been tampered with, or a sex manual left by his bed, or a teddy bear left in his young son's room. But then, as Harding shows, intimidation of anyone who asks awkward questions is commonplace in today's Russia, and he goes on to explore the climate of fear that currently prevails. He talks to journalists who have been harassed and bullied. He includes accounts of interviews with human rights workers — among them Natalia Estemirova, who was brutally murdered in 2009. He reports from Chechnya and Dagestan, in Russia's troubled Caucasus region, and from the frontline on Moscow's 2008 war with Georgia. And he looks at news stories that the Kremlin would prefer journalists not to cover, including allegations made in the WikiLeaks cables that under the rule of Vladimir Putin Russia has become a 'virtual mafia state'. This is a frank and deeply disturbing portrait of contemporary Russia, written by someone who knows what it is like to be on the wrong side of those in power. Подробнее
Kill Alex Cross The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Cross discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes — one that may alter the fate of the entire country. Kill Alex Cross is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written! Подробнее
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
, 2007
In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron's home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death — in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man's already broken life... and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, John Grisham's first work of nonfiction reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence — a book no American can afford to miss. Подробнее
The Stand
, 2011
Arguably the greatest horror novel ever written by the greatest horror novelist, this is a true Modern Classic that was first published in 1978, and then re-published in 1990, complete and unabridged, with 150,000 words cut from the first edition restored, and now accompanied by unusual and imaginative line art. The total copies for both editions, in hardcover and paperback, exceeds 4 million worldwide. The Stand is a truly terrifying reading experience, and became a four-part mini-series that memorably brought to life the cast of characters and layers of story from the novel. It is an apocalyptic vision of the world, when a deadly virus runs amok around the globe. But that lethal virus is almost benign compared to the satanic force gathering minions from those still alive to destroy humanity and create a world populated by evil. Stephen King is a brilliant storyteller who has the uncanny gift of putting ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, giving readers an experience that chills and thrills on every page. Подробнее
Southern Lights Danielle Steel sweeps us from a Manhattan courtroom to the Deep South in her powerful new novel — at once a behind-closed-doors look into the heart of a family and a tale of crime and punishment. Eleven years have passed since Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, Alexa has finally put her demons to rest, making a name for herself as a top prosecutor, handling the city's toughest cases while juggling her role as devoted single mom to a teenage daughter. But everything changes when Alexa is handed her latest case: the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. Sifting through mountains of forensic evidence, Alexa prepares for a high-stakes trial... until threatening letters throw her private life into turmoil. The letters are addressed to her beautiful seventeen-year-old daughter, Savannah, whom Alexa has been raising alone since her divorce. Alexa is certain that Quentin is behind the letters — and that they are too dangerous to ignore. Suddenly she must make the toughest choice of all — and send her daughter back to the very place she swore she would never return to: the place where her marriage ended in heartbreak... her ex-husband's world of southern tradition, memories of betrayal, and the antebellum charm of Charleston. Now, while Alexa's trial builds to a climax in New York, her daughter is settling into southern life, discovering a part of her family history and a father she barely knows — from the ice-cold stepmother who stole him away to a fascinating ancestry and a half-sister and half-brothers she comes to love. As secrets are exposed and old wounds are healed, Alexa and Savannah, after a season in different worlds, will come together again — strengthened by the challenges they have faced, changed by the mysteries they have unraveled, and with Savannah now at home in the southern world her mother fled. In this masterfully told tale, Danielle Steel creates a stunning array of contrasts: from the gritty chaos of Manhattan's criminal court system to the seductive gentility of the South, from the rage of a hardened criminal to the tender bond between a mother and daughter — and a loving father who has welcomed Savannah home at last. A novel that will catch you off guard at every turn, Southern Lights is Danielle Steel at her electrifying best. Подробнее
The Return Journey
, 1999
The Return Journey — a spellbinding trip into the human heart... In these powerful, poignant tales, the «New York Times» bestselling author of Evening Class and Tara Road once again reveals her unrivaled understanding of matters of the heart. Here are sons and lovers, daughters and strangers, husbands and wives in their infinite variety — powerfully compelling stories of love and loss, revelation and reconciliation. A secretary's silent passion for her boss meets the acid test on a business trip. An insecure wife clings to the illusion of order, only to discover chaos at the hands of a house sitter who opens the wrong doors. A pair of star-crossed travelers take each other's bags, and then learn that when you unlock a stranger's suitcase, you enter a stranger's life. In their company are many more journeys of hope and discovery — unforgettable slices of life from the incomparable Maeve Binchy. Подробнее
The Lilac Bus: Stories
, 1992
The Journey... Every Friday night a lilac-colored minibus leaves Dublin for the Irish country town of Rathdoon with seven weekend commuters on board. All of them, from the joking bank porter to the rich doctor's daughter, have their reasons for making the journey. The Destination... Rathdoon is the kind of Irish village where family histories are shared and scandals don't stay secret for long. And this weekend, when the bus pulls in, the riders find the unexpected waiting for them... as each of their private lives unfolds to reveal a sharp betrayal of the heart, a young man's crime, and a chance for new dreams among the eight intriguing men and women on... Plus a special bonus in this volume... Maeve Binchy's DUBLIN 4 tales — a truly unforgettable collection of stories about today's Ireland that captures the profound intimacy and drama of ordinary lives. Подробнее
The Icarus Agenda Colorado congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term of officequietly — when a political mole reveals to the world Kendrick's deepestsecret... that Kendrick was the anonymous man in Masqar, the man whocourageously freed the hostage held in the American embassy by Arab terrorists; the unknown hero who performed an act of outrageous daring then silentlydisappeared. Now, suddenly, Kendrick is a living target pursued by theterrorists he outwitted. Together with the beautiful woman who once saved hislife, Kendrick enters a deadly arena where the only currency is blood, wherefrightened whispers speak of violence yet to come and where Kendrick'slife — and the fate of the free world — may ultimately rest in the powerful handsof a mysterious and deadly figure known only as the Mahdi. Подробнее
Ford County: Stories
, 2010
In his first collection of short stories, John Grisham takes readers back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, «A Time to Kill.» Available in a tall Premium Edition. Подробнее
Family Ties From Manhattan to Paris and all the way to Tehran, #1 «New York Times» — bestselling author Steel weaves a powerfully compelling story that reminds readers how challenging and unpredictable life can be — and how the bonds of family hold them together. Подробнее
The Duel This rediscovered gem by a major, yet neglected, writer — here presented in a dazzling new translation — is an absorbing account of the final days of Czarist Russia. An absorbing saga about the brutalities of military life upon its own soldiers. Stranded at a distant outpost, young Romashov finds himself obliged to fight a duel — over something he realizes is meaningless. As the novel hurtles toward a startling conclusion, it reveals itself to be a luminous depiction of the end of an era. Подробнее
Conan the Barbarian Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created — a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, annihilating powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and whole armies of ruthless foes. Today his name is synonymous with the epic battles of ancient times, but Conan originated in the early decades of the twentieth century with one of the founding fathers of fantasy, the visionary Robert E. Howard. The unforgettable stories collected here form a thrilling adventure, following Conan from his mercenary youth to his bloody conquests on the frontier and even the high seas. Bold and enduring, the legend of Conan the Barbarian continues to grow in popularity and influence. Подробнее
The Chancellor Manuscript A secret group of Washington's most powerful men have J. Edgar Hoover killed in order to reach his secret files only to discover there is someone else capable of using these personal dossiers for blackmail and extortion. Подробнее
, 2011
King's #1 bestseller about a shy teenage girl who's bullied at school — but whose secret power allows her to exact revenge on her tormentors at prom. Подробнее
Carnal Innocence
, 1991
A weary concert violinist, unable to endure one more grueling tour, looks forward to relaxing in Innocence, Mississippi, at her grandmother's secluded old bayou home. But the sleepy bliss is shattered formever one steamy summer night when a single spark ignites a deadly crime of passion. Подробнее
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
, 2011
Brooks, author of the straight-faced parody «The Zombie Survival Guide», tells the story of the world's desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts by various characters around the world. Подробнее





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