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Shoot to Kill
From 2 Para to the SAS
Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 10 Min.
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Michael Asher served in Northern Ireland with the Paras at the height of the IRA campaigns of the 1970s. He witnessed the result of using highly motivated assault troops in 'peacekeeping operations'. His depiction of the strengths and weaknesses of the British Army's elite airborne forces comes from his personal experience of what it was like for ordinary soldiers. From the Paras to the SAS and then service with the Special Patrol Group in Northern Ireland, Michael Asher's military odyssey eventually led him to leave the forces for a new life in the Sudanese desert.
Rule number one for an agent of the secretive JIA is to follow orders, no matter what. But James Ryker has never cared much for rules. He only wants to do what is right. Assigned to join a crew of elite security personnel in Chabon, Africa, Ryker’s mission objective is clouded by politics and obfuscation, and he knows only that to protect British interests in the region, he is to infiltrate the close protection team of the government of Chabon, a country with a dark and violent past.
‘I need your help. Call me.’ Ex-intelligence agent James Ryker receives a coded message through a secret drop point, a means of communication known only to him and one other person. The problem is, that person is his ex-boss...and he’s already dead. But the cry for help is real, and it’s a request Ryker can’t refuse. Travelling to New York alone and without official sanction, Ryker has a single goal in mind, yet even he couldn’t have bargained for the violent world he’s soon embroiled in.
The Heart-Warming Tale of a Life-Saving Friendship
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 23 Min.
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Suffering from severe neck and back injuries, Kerry was unemployed and housebound, struggling with depression and even thoughts of suicide. He went from cycling over 600 miles a month to becoming a prisoner in his own home. In the face of unbearable pain and overwhelming panic, he persevered, and along the way, met an adorable yard dog named Max. This is their remarkable, inspiring story.
Meet the ultra-rational Dr Newton Barlow. Cool, cynical, scientific, he’s the last man you’d want to be a bridge between the living and the dead. But with his academic reputation in tatters, and nothing to lose but his few remaining marbles, the great skeptic is about to discover that the past that haunts him will be nothing compared to his ghost-ridden future.
Viking London is a short book of the hidden history, archaeology and folklore of London in the Viking Age and its echoes through history. The narrative history that can be told is limited, and this book is, therefore, unorthodox and digressive in its structure and its layering of voices, impressions and characters, stories, objects and buildings.
In a city that is already volatile, tensions mount after a Tory MP in Bradford Central is discredited leaving the door open for the extreme right-wing candidate, Graeme Weston, to stand in the resultant by-election. However, Graeme Weston is not what he appears to be, and with secrets jeopardising his political career, he must tread very carefully. Meanwhile, a serial killer targets Asian men who lead alternatives lifestyles and delivers his own form of torture. As DI Gus McGuire’s team close in, the deranged killer begins to unravel, and in an unexpected twist the stakes are raised for Gus.
The second DI Gus McGuire case audiobook. Murder. Love. Corruption. DI Angus McGuire and the team are back and have their work cut out. Murdered prostitutes and a turf war between local gangsters takes the investigation into Bradford’s immigrant communities, where tensions run high. To make matters worse, McGuire is juggling an illicit relationship with his boss’ daughter and has fraught family relations.
What is the link between the abduction of a little girl and a dead prostitute? When the body of a prostitute is found, followed by the discovery of children locked in an attic, DI Gus McGuire is handed the case. But what at first appears to be a simple murder soon turns into an international manhunt for the members of a twisted child trafficking ring. McGuire, who is suffering with his own emotional problems, must pick his way through the web of deceit and uncover the truth in time before the body count rises. Can McGuire identify The Matchmaker before it’s too late? And can he trust those he is working with?
In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up and his marriage is on the rocks. Then a surprise arrives at his door. Gemma is Benedict's teenage niece - the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needed....
When you live at the edge of the world with a volcano for a neighbour and bloodthirsty warriors who wish to end your existence then a voyage towards the edge of the world is possible. Seeking a new home for the Clan of the Fox, Erik the Navigator, with his younger brother and three companions, leaves Iceland for a land he does not know exists. In the smallest of ships, they face seas which would daunt any sailor, and they discover a new land. They find a home but one which is fraught with danger.
Erik and his family are Norse who live on the island of Orkneyjar. Their world is thrown upside down when the King of Norway colludes with their jarl to take over their home. They flee to the land north of Mercia. Hoping for a life free from the tyranny of a King, they have to fight Danes and Saxons. When King Harald of Norway sends ships to destroy them, the Clan of the Fox is forced to flee to the newly discovered land of ice and fire. They travel beyond sight of land into an uncharted ocean to face a future which is uncertain.
The part of the brain most heavily associated with mental health, memory, emotion, and mood is called the hippocampus - the biological name for the seahorse. It is the unusual seahorse-like shape of the hippocampus that has led to its evocative name. Just as the seahorse charms the depths of oceans, our own hippocampus, when supported and nurtured, can help enchant our own lives.
When a photographic retoucher is commissioned to fix the abnormalities on a Great War portrait, he finds his own past and that of the subject beginning to connect. Are his personal nightmares returning, or is it something more? A short ghost story in the M.R. James tradition, "The Last Photograph of John Buckley" is a dark tale of past crimes and unfinished business.
AD 1267. Civil war continues to rage in England between the supporters of King Henry III and rebel barons known as the Disinherited. The memory of Simon de Montfort, butchered on the field of Evesham, is kept alive by his devoted followers. Disturbing rumours reach London of fresh trouble in distant Northumberland, where royal agents have vanished without trace. At the same time a band of discontended barons have formed an alliance against the crown and occupied Alnwick Castle, one of the strongest castles in the north.
England, AD 1266. The kingdom lies in ruins after years of bitter civil war. Simon de Montfort is dead, slaughtered in battle, and his surviving followers fight on with the fury of despair. Known as the Disinherited, these landless men infest the forests and highways and prey on the common folk. Hugh Longsword, a common soldier, fights for the King against the rebels who threaten to destroy England. He is taken into the service of the Lord Edward, King Henry’s eldest son, and made to work as a spy. Edward sends him into the wild north country, home to the most dangerous rebel captains: men such as Sir John d’Eyvill and his savage cousin Nicholas, known as the Beast for his cruelty.
The most callous and resourceful woman imaginable has escaped the net. MI5 agent, Alex King shut down her venture, exposed her as a murderer and a criminal. And now she has the woman he loves. But King’s skills can prove invaluable. His enemy knows the workings of the Russian mafia, and now she has a man who can shut them down while she takes over their syndicates. King takes on the most ruthless men imaginable. But he discovers enough about his tormentor and her past to take the fight to her.
The agents from an MI5 mission against the CIA are being hunted and killed. With his team dispersed in anticipation of fallout from the operation, King must bring them back together and meet the threat head on. But this is not an official CIA mission, and the driving force behind these acts of vengeance could soon be the most powerful man on the planet.
Incarcerated in a prison hidden from society, an all but broken man has a terrifying secret. His captors know what he has done, have tortured it out of him, but they do not know everything. All he needs to do to bring down the Western world is hold out for long enough. Still reeling from a CIA double-cross, MI5 need their prisoner back. Alex King accepts a mission of unparalleled risk. But first, he must commit a crime that will see him treated outside the US legal system and get to a prisoner who can destroy or save mankind with the knowledge he holds.
In the frozen wilds of Lapland, an isolated hotel becomes the only sanctuary from the most powerful Arctic storm in living memory. A Russian defector holds the key to a terrifying secret. Pursued by ruthless mercenaries, who will stop at nothing to silence them, the defector heads for the hotel, unaware that the man they mean to meet has been murdered. King must intercept the defector and get the deadly secrets they hold to safety. But whom can he trust? And why, after all these years, has King’s past finally caught up with him here?