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This book has won high praise from those who served in Vietnam, those who protested it, and from younger people learning about the war as history. The story begins in 1968 in Vietnam. Master Sergeant Isaiah Ross and Lt. Patric Gallo don't have much in common, but they share mutual concern about a twice-wounded young soldier who, they suspect, abandoned his unit while under enemy fire. Is it possible that the young man, Billy Kern, could still be alive? After returning to civilian life, Ross and Gallo keep in touch for the next 30 years, finally deciding they must return to Vietnam to find out what really happened. Their guide, Truong, is a former Viet Cong soldier who carries his own scars and memories. Their journey takes them to the Monastery of the Purple Sun, then back around the world to the mountains of Wyoming, where a small-town newspaper editor becomes entangled in the mystery. The plot takes as many twists and turns as the mountainous trails, with a surprise outcome.
1793: the thunder of cannon fire echoes across the English Channel, chilling the stoutest hearts . . . The opening skirmishes of the French Revolutionary War send ageing frigate HMS Themis into waters swarming with enemy ships of the line. Instructed to survey the French coastline, she's soon in the thick of the action: cutlasses slash and bayonets skewer, cannons splinter decks and sever limbs. Onto the smoky deck strides young Lieutenant Charles Hayden. With an English father and a French mother, the Admiralty are reluctant to give Hayden his first command. Instead, he is to act as a bulwark between the Themis's tyrannical Captain Hart and a mutinous crew. Steering a course between the cowardly captain and the treacherous crew, English common sense and French pride, Hayden must first master his wits before challenging the might of the French naval war machine.
Shortlisted for the CWA/Ian Fleming Award, The Interrogator is a masterful spy story set in the darkest days of the Second World War. The Enigma Code has been broken - but what if German High Command can read our naval signals, too? For all readers of John le Carre and Robert Harris - 'Terrific... Robert Harris had better watch out' Daily Mail. Spring, 1941. The armies of the Reich are masters of Europe. Britain stands alone, dependent on her battered navy for survival, while Hitler's submarines - his 'grey wolves' - prey on the Atlantic convoys that are the country's only lifeline. Lieutenant Douglas Lindsay is amongst just a handful of men picked up when his ship is torpedoed. Unable to free himself from the memories of that night at sea, he becomes an interrogator with naval intelligence, questioning captured U-Boat crews. He is convinced the Germans have broken British naval codes, but he's a lone voice, a damaged outsider, and his superiors begin to wonder - can he really be trusted when so much is at stake? As the Blitz reduces Britain's cities to rubble and losses at sea mount, Lindsay becomes increasingly isolated and desperate. No one will believe him, not even his lover, Mary Henderson, who works at the very heart of the intelligence establishment. Lindsay decides to risk all in one last throw of the dice, setting a trap for his prize captive - and nemisis - U-Boat Commander Jurgen Mohr, the man who sent his ship to its doom.
The New York Times No.1 bestseller delivers `a scorching read' (John Grisham). One of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II is - to some people - a secret worth killing for... The greatest remaining mystery of World War II will be solved... West Berlin, 1987: Spandau Prison is being torn down. Amongst the rubble, the diary of enigmatic Nazi Rudolph Hess is found, and the secrets it reveals plunge the world into chaos. The Spandau Diary- what was in it? Why did the secret intelligence agencies of every major power want it? Why was a brave and beautiful woman kidnapped and assaulted to get to it? And why did a chain of deception and violent death lash out across the globe, from survivors of the Nazi past to warriors in the new conflict now about to explode?
Die Here, Pappa se Hemelse Vader, het saam met Pappa verdwyn. In hierdie tent vol mense is sy stokalleen. “Ek is net maar hier, dink Mentje. Net maar nog ’n mond wat moet kos kry, nog ’n lyf wat gewas moet word, nog ’n asem in die hut. Nog ’n kind.”
Die Tweede WÍreldoorlog in al sy hebsug en barbaarsheid breek uit toe Mentje de Vries, ’n Nederlandse oorlogswesie, tien jaar oud is. Sy beland saam met Joodse vlugtelinge in ’n geheime kamp in die Nederlandse woude. Toe die situasie te gevaarlik raak omdat die Duitsers die kamp enige dag gaan ontdek, moet sy vlug na familie in Arnhem, maar daar is sy ook nie welkom nie. Sy moet veg om oorlewing tydens die Slag van Arnhem en gepaardgaande Honger Winter van 1944≠ - 1945.
Byna aan die ander kant van die wÍreld, in Suid-Afrika, sluit Tinus van Jaarsveld as ’n valskermsoldaat by die Britse LeŽr aan. Dit is nie soseer trou aan die Britse Ryk wat hom daartoe dryf nie, maar die vergoeding wat hy daarvoor gaan kry, want hy wil die Van Jaarsvelds se familieplaas terugkoop. Toe hy by Arnhem gewond word, stel Mentje haar lewe in gevaar om hom te red.
NŠ die oorlog laat kom Tinus haar na Suid-Afrika en sy moet aanpas by nuwe omstandighede, midde-in drie geslagte van die verskeurde Van Jaarsvelds. Verlies en versoening, mensliewendheid en vergifnis is die kamerade wat Mentje en Tinus deur beproewende tye dra.
Irma Joubert is ’n geliefde naam in historiese fiksie. Al haar vorige romans was topverkopers en met Mentje, kind van Pas-Opkamp sit sy hierdie tradisie voort.
The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it is easier to remain neutral in a world that is tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the fray against her wishes when her British ex- fiance, Samuel Crane, is taken prisoner by her father. Samuel asks her to help him escape, claiming he has information that could help end the war. Peace appeals to Catherine, but helping the man who broke her heart does not. She delays . . . until attempts on Samuel's life convince her he's in mortal danger. Against her better judgment she helps him flee by river, using knowledge of the landscape to creep ever closer to freedom. Their time together rekindles feelings she thought long buried, and danger seems to hound their every mile. She's risked becoming a traitor by choosing a side, but will the decision cost her even more than she anticipated?
************** THE FOURTEETH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, May 1944 The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as the planes continue to roar above the town and there is still no news of the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. There seems to be no end in sight of this war which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, but Peggy cannot work miracles and the toll of the war is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders. Meanwhile, Ron Reilly has landed himself in hot water with his sweetheart, Rosie - and this time, his Irish charm will not be enough to get him out of trouble. The war has forever changed the lives of Peggy's loved ones, but with the promise of an Allied invasion comes the hope that her beloved husband and family will at last be coming home. It will take an enormous amount of spirit to keep that hope alive and bring harmony back to Beach View. FIND LOVE. FIND HOPE. FIND CLIFFEHAVEN. With a Kiss and a Prayer is set almost exclusively in Cliffehaven in the heart of Ellie Dean's world: the Beach View Boarding House.
The bombing campaign to destroy Hitler's Nazi Germany was waged by Allied flyers from not only England and the US, but also with many Australian men like Ray Ollis. Flying as a navigator, Ray was assigned to 101?Squadron operating the famed Lancaster bomber, fitted with the latest electronic warfare measures. Ray Ollis's lightly fictionalised record of his own experiences flying over the heart of Germany at night provides a gripping account of this critical phase of history.
Robert Ross, a sensitive nineteen-year-old Canadian officer, went to war - the War to End All Wars. He found himself in the nightmare world of trench warfare; of mud and smoke, of chlorine gas and rotting corpses. In this world gone mad, Robert Ross performed a last desperate act to declare his commitment to life in the midst of death.The Wars is quite simply one of the best novels ever written about the First World War.
One of the Amazon Editors' Best Books of 2018 Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and ninety years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life. It will endure as a stunning novel about what we leave behind, what a life is worth, what is said and unsaid, and the fact that ultimately what will survive of us is love. 'An American Civil War epic [which] confirms Powers as a significant talent.' Observer 'Gorgeous and devastating' New York Times 'Achingly relevant.' Grazia
It's July 1917, and as the sun sets over No-man's-land so Joseph Reavley's heart sinks with it. As chaplain he must keep up the men's morale, but as rumours of mutiny grow stronger he is losing any chance of getting through to them. After the death of an officer, twelve soldiers are arrested, and it falls to Joseph to uncover the truth about their involvement. Joseph's brother Matthew, of the S.I.S, is also in pursuit of the truth, whilst struggling to come to terms with his part in the Peacemaker's death. Approached by a Junior Cabinet Minister who is being blackmailed, Matthew learns of a plot to destroy the only men who can bring about lasting peace. As he embarks on an investigation Matthew knows his own life is in danger but thinks it a small price to pay to secure the future of millions of people.
************** THE FIFTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, June 1944 As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly's sister Doris must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed and it's not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy's father-in-law Ron Reilly is delighted when his sweetheart Rosie returns home. Until a heart-breaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. With loved ones scattered far and wide across the globe, and tensions running high, the end of the war feels somehow further than ever. And yet with the long-awaited Allied invasion in sight, a glimmer of light is starting to break through... A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER `Nancy Revell knows how to stir the passions and soothe the heart!' The Northern Echo *********** Sunderland, 1941 With a brief break in air raids providing some much-needed respite from the war, things are looking up for head welder Rosie, who has fallen head over heels for Detective Sergeant Miller. But how long can their romance last in such uncertain times? Life remains full of challenges for Gloria, who must face her abusive ex-husband and confront her own guilty conscience about baby Hope's real father. The secret is tearing her apart but if she admits the truth, she will risk losing everything. Both women are determined that their love and faith will be enough to keep the most difficult of promises, but nothing is as simple as it seems... Praise for The Shipyard Girls series: `This author is one to watch!' Sun `A brilliant read' Take a Break `Well-drawn, believable characters combined with a storyline to keep you turning the pages'Woman
America s deadliest enemy returns and he ll stop at nothing to
carry out his catastrophic plot against the U.S.
America is under attack. Al-Qaeda mastermind Aziz Abdul Muhammad
is still on the loose, leaving no trail after his massive attacks
against the U.S. energy infrastructure. Once again, the dedicated
special ops force Officer Cain, Sergeant Thompson, FBI Agent
Johnson, and Lieutenant Mathews relentlessly pursue him in their
covert investigation, codename AUTUMN FIRE. Aziz and his group of
loyal jihadists send shockwaves across the nation as they execute
their next phase of attacks: a mass shootout and deadly explosion
at a nuclear power plant. Days later, Aziz s followers blow up U.S.
military supply ships in the Indian Ocean, crippling the country s
ability to deploy forces in the Middle East in the event of war.
And the jihadists don t stop there under Aziz s command, they
contaminate public water supplies along the East Coast with
radioactive material. Time is quickly running out for the special
ops to stop Aziz before he delivers his final destructive blow
against the U.S. in the most shocking, unthinkable attack yet.
Culminating in an explosive operations mission overseas, Autumn
Fire is a terrifyingly realistic depiction of international
terrorism and the men and women who daily risk their lives to
Channel to Freedom, is the third part of the fictional trilogy, describing the role and operations of a naval Special Forces unit, based on Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly. It describes the part played in World War 2, by this ultra-secret unit, from D-Day until the end of the war in Europe. So secret was the real-life flotilla, that news of it was not released, under the Official Secrets Act, until 1995. As the war moves to its climax, the Germans become ever more desperate to regain lost ground. In operations demanding the highest levels of courage and personal daring, Lieutenant-Commander Richard Tremayne's specialist experience is called upon, to counter new German threats. Advanced enemy technology, providing them with battle-field advantages over the Allies, becomes one of his major targets, set against impossible time-scales, and the most terrifying personal threat. Leading his highly trained team, he fights on land and at sea, ranging around Europe, from the Kattegat, to the east coast of Ireland and to Mediterranean islands, off Toulon, as well as his familiar battle-grounds of Brittany. Such covert operations, sometimes straying into neutral waters, place intense political pressures on Tremayne, demanding from him, the utmost sensitivity - as well as results.
Norway, AD 785 - a vow of vengeance must be kept . . . Sigurd Haraldarson has proved himself a great warrior . . . and a dangerous enemy. He has gone a long way towards avenging the murder of his family. And yet the oath-breaker King Gorm, who betrayed Sigurd's father, still lives. And so long as he draws breath, the scales remain unbalanced. The sacred vow to avenge his family burns in Sigurd's veins, but he must be patient and bide his time. He knows that he and his band of warriors are not yet strong enough to confront the treacherous king. They need silver, they need more spear-brothers to rally to the young Viking's banner - but more than these, they need to win fame upon the battlefield. And so the fellowship venture west, to Sweden, to fight as mercenaries. And it is there - in the face of betrayal and bloodshed, on a journey that will take him all too close to the halls of Valhalla - that Sigurd's destiny will be forged. There, in the inferno of winter's fire . . . The Vikings return in this thrilling, thunderous sequel to Giles Kristian's bestselling God of Vengeance.
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