It was the Capitol Building, Washington DC. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon believes he is here to give a lecture. He is wrong. Within minutes of his arrival, a shocking object is discovered. It is a gruesome invitation into an ancient world of hidden wisdom.
Page Clarke is a good mother to 15-year-old Allyson. But when Allyson and her friend Chloe are involved in a car crash, five families' lives are shattered. Page leans on Chloe's father Trygve for strength while her husband Brad is away. This is a story of lives changed and love that never dies.
Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront...
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe.
The NSA's invincible code breaking machine encounters a code that it cannot break. The agency calls in its head cryptographer Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power.
"Thief of Time" is the 26th novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes and villains, yetis, martial artists and Ronnie, the fifth horseman of the apocalypse (who left before they became famous).
From the author of HEARTBEAT, JEWELS and THE GHOST, a novel set in 1902, featuring a motherless young girl who arrives in Russia and becomes a great ballerina who is welcomed into the heart of the Imperial family. However, war, revolution and illness upset her life, and force her to make a heartbreaking choice.
On the eve of her 75th birthday, Sarah Whitfield stands at the window of her chateau bedroom in France, waiting for her family to join her. As she watches them arrive, she reflects on her turbulent and eventful life. Other work by the author includes "Heartbeat" and "Daddy".
Alongside the body of the elderly curator of the Louvre, police have found a series of baffling codes. Unless Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor and Sophie Neveu, a gifted French cryptologist can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever...
Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep has seen just about everything on his beat in Bangkok's crime-riddled District 8. But the terrifying snuff movie he's been sent anonymously is something else: the person who dies is Damrong, the beautiful woman he once loved and whom he still dreams about.
And there's more: slayings turn the ensuing investigation into a murder inquiry, and Sonchai into an obsessed and haunted man.
Sonchai's inquiries follow a dizzying route from his own apartment, where he sleeps next to his pregnant wife while his fantasies deliver him up to Damrong; to the backstreets of Phnom Penh, where street gangs are only the most visible threats; to the gilded rooms of the most exclusive men's club in Bangkok, whose members will do anything to explore their darkest fantasies ...
Part of the "Discworld" series, this novel introduces you to the misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and his guide Rincewind, the inept wizard.
AN UNWINNABLE WAR Cocaine is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil seed across Western society. It causes misery, poverty and death. And slowly its power is spreading...
A MAN ON A MISSION Ex-CIA special ops, Paul Devereux, intellectual, dedicated and utterly ruthless, is given what seems like an impossible task: Stop the drug barons, whatever it costs. At his disposal, anything he wants - men, resources, money. He must assemble a team equal to the lawless men who control this deadly trade.
AN UNTHINKABLE SOLUTION Up to now the drug cartels have had it their way. Up to now, the forces of law and order have played by the rules. That is about to change. Those rules no longer apply... and a dirty war is about to get a whole lot dirtier...
Everyone in Washington knows Madeleine and Jack Hunter. Maddy is a TV anchorwoman and Jack the head of her network and presidential adviser. Behind closed doors however, Maddy lives in fear of her cruel husband. Joining a commission on violence against women shows Maddy the way to change.
Sweeping from the towering wilds of the American West to the killing fields of Africa, this is the story of three people's quest for happiness and self-fulfillment, played out against the heroism of firefighting in the wilderness and photojournalism at the edge of human experience.
Coco Barrington is the black sheep of her unusual Hollywood family. Having dropped out of law school, she works as a dog walker in North California. Her widowed mother, mega-bestselling author Florence Flowers, has just begun a secret romance with a man twenty-four years her junior, and her sister, Jane, one of Hollywood's top producers has lived with her partner, Liz, for 10 years When Coco reluctantly agrees to house-sit in Jane's luxurious home, she discovers how much things can change in just a matter of days. Jane's house comes complete with an unexpected houseguest: Leslie Baxter, a dashing but down-to-earth British actor who's fleeing his psycho ex-girlfriend. Their attraction is immediate.
Suddenly Coco is seeing things differently...
He is the most popular President in decades - which is why they want him dead When a people-trafficker dies a violent death in Dubai, and a gangland money-launderer has a fatal car accident in San Francisco, both bear the hallmarks of a Sam Carver 'accident'.
The only problem is Sam Carver no longer plays that game. He made a promise. But someone is setting Carver up, framing him for crimes he didn't commit. And now his old paymasters at MI6 want him stopped.
A copycat killer wants to crush Carver, and then beat him at his own game by hitting the world's most prominent target, the new President of the United States.
Carver will have to use all his cunning and tradecraft to stop this deadly opponent. Alone and on the run, he must fight to clear his name - but first he must stop a fatal shot that will be heard around the world.