In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines.
Alice Pendelbury believes everything in her life is pretty much in order - from her good friends to her burgeoning career. But even Alice has to admit it’s been an odd week. Not only has her belligerent neighbor, Mr. Daldry, suddenly become a surprisingly agreeable confidant, but he’s encouraging her to take seriously the fortune-teller who told her that only by traveling to Turkey can Alice meet the most important person in her life. What’s more, the peculiarly insistent Mr. Daldry has even agreed to finance Alice’s trip - one that against all reason seems to be predestined.
When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke College, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. The First World War is spreading across Europe, and she has volunteered on behalf of the Boston-based Friends of Armenia to deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian genocide. There, Elizabeth becomes friendly with Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter.
Inspired by a true story. It started as a game...stalking innocent people in Florida. Then he took it up a notch. When he was young, Jay committed his first crime. Nobody caught him. And the die was cast. In Jay’s mind, he was at war, but he must be clever. The detectives who are on the case can never know it was him. And then came the names. From the headlines they told his tales. The Marcavillian Hunter, Sunshine State Killer, Eastside Rapist, put fear in the hearts of the victims and nobody knew it was him.
Rolf C. Bohn,
Rolf E. Schenker,
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Im Jahre 1902 erwachte der alte, tote Vulkan Mt Peleé auf der Insel Martinique in der Karibischen See zu schrecklichem Leben... Diese Aufnahme, Freunde, zeigt Euch, wie es kommen konnte, dass - trotz aller Vorwarnungen und Auseinandersetzungen darüber - diese Katastrophe so viel Unheil gebracht hat. Ihr werdet von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute von diesem spannenden und geräuschmäßig wirklich "explosiven" Hörspiel gefesselt sein!
They used to be part of a elite group known only as the Unit - until the brass decided to ignore their intel, and they followed Lieutenant Grant Casey into a firestorm to save a museum, and the people trapped inside. The aftermath leaves Grant and his wingman in the hospital, and the whole team on the outs with the military. But Grant fuses his interest in history with his specialized training, and the Bone Guard is born. The Bone Guard...where adventure and history ignite.
Today is a good day to die. Seven men, bound by virtue, vow to hold the line in a narrow mountain pass. The Immortals, 10,000 strong, threaten to overwhelm them. It's a delaying tactic, just to buy time for the bulk of the army to get clear and escape. But the Sultan didn't expect the Templars to be so fierce. He's going to win the battle, but at what cost. Seven men stand against a tidal wave of humanity, the last hope in a holy war.
Depuis toujours, un mur infranchissable sépare le Cocyte de la surface. Depuis toujours, la cité souterraine est soumise au bon vouloir du "Marchand d'Âmes", qui régit la vie et la mort. Depuis toujours... du moins, c'est ce que croit Orion. Car le jeune homme a sacrifié ses souvenirs lorsqu'il est entré au service du marchand. De sa précédente existence, il ne lui reste qu'une peur viscérale du noir et une étrange faculté : celle de déplacer les âmes. Un don qui lui permet de se réfugier chaque nuit dans un rêve de son invention.
The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn
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Saving Washington follows young Joshua Bolton and his childhood friend Ben, a freed black man, as they witness British tyranny firsthand, become enraptured by the cause, and ultimately enlist to defend their new nation in a battle that galvanized the American nation on the eve of its birth. Chris Formant’s gripping tale blends real-life historical figures and events with richly developed fictional characters in a multi-dimensional world of intrigue, romance, comradeship, and sacrifice, transporting us two-and-a-half centuries back in time.
It is 878, and Wessex stands alone against Guthrum's Viking hordes as all England cowers beneath their raven banner. With most of his army destroyed following a surprise attack at Chippenham, Alfred, King of Wessex, retreats to the desolate marshes at Athelney. Whilst few believe he can ever restore the kingdom, he remains determined no matter the cost. Among the small band of weary survivors is Matthew, a novice monk who must learn to fight like a warrior if he, along with his brother and fellow Saxons, are to have any chance of defeating the Vikings.
By 1943 Auschwitz is the biggest black market in Europe. The garrison has grown epically corrupt on the back of the transportations and goods confiscated, and this is considered even more of a secret than the one surrounding the mass extermination. Everything is done to resist penetration until August Schlegel and SS officer Morgen, after solving the case of the butchers of Berlin, are sent in disguised as post office officials to investigate an instance of stolen gold being sent through the mail.
The summer of 1889 was proving to be a strange one for Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner. They had a sexual pervert loose. The man didn't actually harm women but threatened them at knife point, fondling them, and ultimately stealing their stockings. Far more serious were the murders of influential men, which appeared random other than they were all killed by arsenic poison. Never had he and his partner had cases with so little workable evidence.
During the Vietnam War, GIs who managed to survive their tour of duty in one piece - more or less - were flown home in chartered airliners. They called those planes "Freedom Birds". This is the story of three young men - from wildly different backgrounds - who meet on such a plane and make a pact to spend three days together in San Francisco. Their goal: to spend every cent of their mustering out money in a party of a lifetime.
It is the time of Jack the Ripper. The widowed Queen Victoria sits on the throne of England. The whole of London is on edge, wondering when or where Jack will kill next. The Palace, Parliament, and the press are demanding the police do more to find him. In another part of London, rough-around-the-edges war hero Metropolitan Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone has his own serial killer to find. Interdepartmental rivalries, politics, and little evidence to go on hamper the investigation at every turn.
The art of dragon killing: Dragons have been eating humans for centuries. Now heroes throughout history stalk their legendary foe. Learn how to hunt, kill, and eat the wild dragon. Never before has revenge tasted so good. A literary feast for the bloody-minded. In Janet Morris' anthology on the art of dragon killing, 17 writers bring you so close to dragons, you can smell their fetid breath.
Heaven lays down the law and Hell gets more hellish in
Lawyers in Hell, marking the return of Heroes in Hell - the greatest shared universe of all time. The commandments weren't merely suggestions - and there were over 300 of them. And now, as the higher powers send auditors through the underworlds to dispense yet greater injustice, heroes and villains from all of history are about to be reminded that sin doesn't pay...and in Hell, neither does virtue.
Former history professor John Curry has been recruited by a time travel company to scout the best vantage point for clients to witness the inauguration of the first president of the United States. There's just one problem: when he arrives in 1789, there is no inauguration - and no United States. Few people have even heard of George Washington, and the short-lived American Revolution failed, presumably because Washington wasn't alive to lead it. Washington was killed 30 years earlier, during the French and Indian War. John must travel even further back to protect him.
In Book 3 of The Shannon Trilogy, young Patrick Shannon is the heir-apparent to the Shannon fortune, but murder and betrayal at a family gathering send him fleeing into the American frontier, with only the last words of a wise old woman to arm him against what would come. And when the outbreak of the Civil War comes he finds himself fighting on the opposite side of those he loves the most.
Set in a small coal-mining town, a debut novel full of secrets, love, betrayal, and suspicious accidents, where Catholicism casts a long shadow and two courageous women make choices that will challenge our own moral convictions.
Were the Egyptian gods fanciful imaginings of primitive people or something more? Some believe they once walked the Earth as mortals, that they warred and loved just as any of their worshippers. This is their story--the tale of how Isis gained the power of shaping. How mighty Osiris died and lived again. How they discovered the fabled First Ark, a structure older than man. It is the tale of us all, the story that shaped our race from cave dwellers into the people we are today.