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By Daniel Defoe. 2021
Uno de los grandes clásicos de la literatura de aventuras, en una nueva edición adaptada con ilustraciones de Sara Soler.…Tras un terrible huracán, el barco de Robinson Crusoe naufraga, pero él consigue llegar hasta una isla desierta. ¿Logrará sobrevivir? Esta es la fascinante historia, llena de peligros y duras enseñanzas, de un marinero con afán de superación.
By Geraldine McCaughrean. 2018
Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal! New from Michael L. Printz Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean comes an extraordinary story of…eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival.Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is.Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned—cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive such a forsaken place of stone and sea?This is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty.
By Nelson DeMille. 2000
April 1986 : American F-111 warplanes bomb the Al Azziyah compound in Libya where President Gadhafi is residing. A 16-year-old…youth, Asad - Arabic for 'lion ' - loses his mother, two brothers and two sisters in the raid. Asad sees himself as chosen to avenge not only his family but his nation, his religion and the Great Leader - Gadhafi. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.Twelve years later, Asad arrives in New York City, intent on killing all five surviving pilots across America who participated in the bombing, one by one. John Corey - from the international bestseller PLUM ISLAND - is no longer with the NYPD and is working for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force. He has to stop Asad's revenge killings. But first he has to find him.A thrillingly entertaining read from a master storyteller.
By James Rollins. 2007
An ancient menace reborn to plague the modern world...and an impossible hope hidden in an unimaginable place...The exhilarating SIGMA Force…thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY.From the high seas of the Indian Ocean to the dark jungles of Southeast Asia, from the canals of Venice to the crypts of ancient kings, SIGMA Force must piece together a mystery that, unless solved, will end all life on our planet...But even this challenge may prove too large for SIGMA Force alone. With a worldwide pandemic growing, Painter Crowe and Commander Gray Pierce turn to their deadliest adversaries for help, teaming up with a diabolical foe that has thwarted them in the past. But can the enemy be trusted even now? Or will they prove to be another Judas...?
A boy. A wolf. A legend for all time. The third book in the internationally bestselling WOLF BROTHER (Chronicles of…Ancient Darkness) series by renowned author Michelle Paver.Torak has survived the summer and his heartstopping adventure in the Seal Islands. He and Wolf are together once more. But their reunion is short-lived.As mid winter approaches, Torak learns that Wolf has been snatched. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North and step into a world of deceit, treachery and lies, coming face to face with a terrifying evil. Another step is taken on his quest to destroy the Soul-Eaters, but with it comes the burden of an utterly chilling secret of his own ...Audio edition also available, read by Sir Ian McKellen.
By M. K. Hume. 2009
Boy. Warrior. King.King Arthur: Dragon's Child tells the compelling story of Arthur as he grows from boyhood to manhood and…is trained for leadership and a future he cannot yet know. M.K. Hume's trilogy will enthral fans of Bernard Cornwell and Ian Ross. 'It's a slice of history that's totally, utterly believable. Magnificent' - www.booksmonthly.co.ukThe Dark Ages: a time of chaos and bloodshed... The Roman legions have long deserted the Isles and the despotic Uther Pendragon, High King of Celtic Britain, is nearing death, his kingdom torn apart by the jostling for his throne. Of unknown parentage, Artorex is growing up in the household of his foster father Lord Ector. One day, three strangers arrive and arrange for Artorex to be taught the martial skills of the warrior; blade and shield, horse and fire, pain and bravery. When they return, years later, Artorex is not only trained in the arts of battle, he is also a married man. But, if he is to fulfil his destiny and become the High King of the Britons, Artorex must find Uther's crown and sword. What readers are saying about King Arthur: Dragon's Child: 'Excellent read, grounding all the legendary stories about Arthur and his times in a very convincing historical context''A quality take on the hostilities, history and structure of England as we know it. Well written, beautifully researched and accurate''This is a book that educates while it entertains. Here is a tale that is woven with intricacy and detail that is unrivalled'
By Ian Rankin. 2008
'Rankin is a master story-teller ... I read this in one sitting' GuardianMike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too…much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital - the National Gallery of Scotland.So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place - whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed...
By Mark Gimenez. 2005
A. Scott Fenney is a hotshot corporate lawyer at a big Dallas firm. At 33, in the prime of his…life, he rakes in $750,000 a year, drives a Ferrari and comes home every night to a mansion in Dallas's most exclusive neighbourhood. He also comes home to one of Dallas's most beautiful women, with whom he has a much-loved daughter, Boo. For Fenney, life could not be better. But when a senator's son is killed in a hit-and-run, Fenney is asked by the state judge to put his air-conditioned lifestyle on hold to defend the accused: a black, heroin-addicted prostitute - a very different client to the people Fenney usually represents. And, more importantly, she is not going be paying Ford Stevens $350 an hour for the privilege of his services. Under fire from all sides, Fenney drafts in a public defender to take the case on. Yet as Scott prepares to hand over to Bobby, he feels increasingly guilty about the path he is taking, because Scott still believes in the principle of justice. The question is: does he believe in it strongly enough to jeopardise everything in his life he holds dear? And to what lengths is the dead man's power-hungry father prepared to go to test Fenney's resolve?
By Nelson DeMille. 1985
Ben Tyson is a good man, a brilliant corporate executive, an honest handsome family man, admired by men and desired…by women. But sixteen years ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam. There, in 1968, the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity - and together swore never to tell the world what they had done. Now the press, army justice and the events he tried to forget have caught up with Ben Tyson. His family, his career and his personal sense of honour hang in the balance.
By Iain Banks. 2002
Iain Banks' daring new novel opens in a loft apartment in the East End, in a former factory due to…be knocked down in a few days. Ken Nott is a devoutly contrarian vaguely left wing radio shock-jock living in London. After a wedding breakfast people start dropping fruits from a balcony on to a deserted carpark ten storeys below, then they start dropping other things; an old TV that doesn't work, a blown loudspeaker, beanbags, other unwanted furniture...Then they get carried away and start dropping things that are still working, while wrecking the rest of the apartment. But mobile phones start ringing and they're told to turn on a TV, because a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Centre...At ease with the volatility of modernity, Iain Banks is also our most accomplished literary writer of narrative-driven adventure stories that never ignore the injustices and moral conundrums of the real world. His new novel, displays his trademark dark wit, buoyancy and momentum.
By Benjamin J. Myers. 2009
Children everywhere are disappearing.Orphan, Chess Tuesday, and her brothers, Box and Splinter, don't want to be next. But they are…being tracked by two powerful enemy organizations, each intent on destroying the other . . . Who is good and who is evil?Why do both sides need the Tuesdays?And can anyone escape the hunters?Chess, Box and Splinter are about to embark on a terrifying mission to find out.
By Nelson DeMille. 2006
Welcome to the Custer Hill Club - an informal men's club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members…include some of America's most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. Ostensibly, the club is a place to gather with old friends, hunt, eat, drink, and talk off-the-record about war, life, death, sex and politics. But one Fall weekend, the Executive Board of the Custer Hill Club gathers to talk about the tragedy of 9/11 and what America must do to retaliate. Their plan is finalized and set into motion.That same weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is reported missing. His body is soon discovered in the woods near the Custer Hill Club's game reserve. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and that's how the local police first report it, but Detective John Corey has his doubts. As he digs deeper, he begins to unravel a plot involving the Custer Hill Club, a top-secret plan known only by its code name: Wild Fire. Racing against the clock, Detective Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, find they are the only people in a position to stop the button from being pushed and chaos from being unleashed.
A boy. A wolf. A legend for all time. The fifth book in the internationally bestselling WOLF BROTHER (Chronicles of…Ancient Darkness) series by the renowned author Michelle Paver.When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. The following spring, he becomes the hunter when he swears to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. To fulfil his oath he must brave the hidden valleys of the Deep Forest, where the clans have reverted to the savagery of an earlier time. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge. Audio edition also available, read by Sir Ian McKellen.
A boy. A wolf. A legend of all time. The second book in the internationally bestselling WOLF BROTHER (Chronicles of…Ancient Darkness) series by renowned author Michelle Paver. Thousands of years ago an orphan boy and his wolf cub challenge a demon bear that threatens to destroy their world for ever. With the help of the World Spirit, Torak destroys the bear, but his beloved Wolf is lost in the process. Yet Torak's quest is far from over. A strange sickness is threatening the Raven Clan and only the Seal Clan have the cure. Torak must face a lonely journey to the Seal Islands to find it, but what he stumbles upon there is far from what he was expecting. And all is not as it seems ... Audio edition also available, read by Sir Ian McKellen.
By Michael Connelly. 2008
A superb novel featuring both Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch from the No. 1 bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer…and The Gods of Guilt. Defence lawyer Mickey Haller has had some problems, but now he's put all that behind him and is ready to resume his career. Then another lawyer, Vincent, dies, and Haller gets an unexpected windfall: he inherits all Vincent's clients, putting his stalled career back on track at a stroke. Not only that, but Vincent had taken on a high-profile and potentially lucrative murder case. It'll be a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight - and if Mickey can win against the odds, he'll really be back in the big leagues. The only problem is the detective handling the case - a certain Harry Bosch - is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent's clients. Suddenly Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to defend a client successfully who might just be planning to murder him.
By Nelson DeMille. 1992
Her murder was just the beginning. She was an army captain and the daughter of legendary General 'Fighting Joe' Campbell,…when her body was found - naked and bound - on the firing range of Fort Hadley. This political powder keg of a case goes directly to elite army investigator Paul Brenner and rape specialist Cynthia Sunhill - and explodes.Behind the military code of honour, Brenner and Sunhill uncover trails of corruption - all leading to the golden girl's shocking secret life.
By Nelson DeMille. 2002
Having taken to the lifestyle of a middle-aged civilian, the last thing Paul Brenner wanted to do was return to…work for the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, the agency that thanked him for years of life-risking service by forcing him into early retirement. But when an old friend calls in a career's worth of favours, Paul finds himself moonlighting for the Army as he investigates a puzzling murder that took place thirty years before in the midst of the Vietnam war. Forced to return to the country that haunts him and work for the people who cast him aside, Paul must engage in the battle of his life as he attempts to find justice in a world of staggering corruption.
By Sigmund Brouwer. 2021
The classic survival story gets a prehistoric twist in this gripping middle-grade adventure featuring a boy and his saber tooth…tiger cub, perfect for fans of Hatchet.Part survival story, part animal-human friendship story and part redemption story, Clan follows the journey of Atlatl and the saber tooth cub he rescues from a dire wolf attack. Injured as a child, Atlatl dreams of one day earning his father's respect as a hunter. But when Atlatl brings the young saber tooth to his Clan, it leads to a devastating moment of torn loyalties between Atlatl and his father -- a moment that will change their lives forever. Then an epic disaster strikes, and suddenly Atlatl has to rely on wits, ingenuity and bravery to face his biggest foe yet and try to save what remains of his Clan.
By Michelle Paver. 2004
A boy. A wolf. A legend for all time. The first book in the internationally bestselling WOLF BROTHER (Chronicles of…Ancient Darkness) series by renowned author Michelle Paver.Thousands of years ago, a powerful and malevolent force conjured a demon: a demon so evil that it could only be contained in the body of a ferocious bear, a demon determined to destroy the world. Only one boy can stop it ... Twelve-year-old Torak sees his father murdered by the bear. With his dying breath, he asks his son to make him a promise. Alone, wounded, terrified and on the run, Torak must now lead the bear to the Mountain of the World Spirit - a mountain that no one has ever found before. But can Torak keep his promise? A terrifying quest commences in a world of wolves, tree spirits and Hidden People, a world in which trusting a friend means risking your life. Audio edition also available, read by Sir Ian McKellen.Latest sequels Oath Taker and Viper's Daughter published in 2020-21.
By Iain Banks. 1989
Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker…bound through the Panama Canal. But Panama is a country whose politics are as volatile as the local freedom fighters. When Hisako's ship is captured, it is not long before the atmosphere is as flammable as an oxy-acetylene torch, and the tension as sharp as the spike on her cello...CANAL DREAMS is a novel of deceptive simplicity and dark, original power: stark psychological insights mesh with vividly realised scenarios in an ominous projection of global realpolitik. The result is yet another major landmark in the quite remarkable career of an outstanding modern novelist.