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The Long Shot
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The plan is so complex, the target so well protected that the three snipers have to rehearse the killing in the seclusion of the Arizona desert. Cole Howard of the FBI knows he has only days to prevent the audacious assassination. But he doesn’t know who the target is or where the crack marksmen will strike. Former SAS sergeant Mike Cramer is also on the trail, infiltrating the Irish community in New York as he tracks down Mary Hennessy, the ruthless killer who tore his life apart.
Former intelligence officer and one-time instructor at the British Army School of Sniping, Phil Mason is struggling to make ends meet as a private investigator when he's contacted by his former MI5 liaison officer. The overstretched security service needs all the help it can get hunting down members of al-Qaeda terror cells in the UK - and Mason needs the cash. But in the murky intelligence world, nothing is what it seems.
Summoned to war-torn Bosnia, ex-SAS officer Jeff Hawkins' main role is to keep UN aid convoys running at all costs. But his new company commander isn't up to the job and his colleague in Liaison is running his own agenda. The arrival of the winter snow brings another problem. It's vital that one huge convoy runs the gauntlet of fighting along the icy mountain roads, breaking the siege of Sarajevo with essential provisions and medical supplies before Christmas.
"At the age of seven I was a skilful pickpocket. I could sew neatly, write a tolerable hand, make a curtsey and a correct introduction, dance a little and play simple tunes on the harpsichord.” This was the London life of Felicity Hatton in 1740 – until chance sent her back to the House, first as a pauper, later to become its mistress – a strange eccentric mistress whose choice of husband was as unorthodox as her manner of living.
The House at Old Vine is the second in a trilogy of novels by Norah Lofts about the inhabitants of a Suffolk house from the late 14th century to the middle of the 20th.
Covering the turbulent years of 1496 to 1680, it follows six generations of the descendants of Martin Reed, who founded the "House" dynasty through his act of rebellion in The Town House, through persecution, war, and revolution, from the era of Christopher Columbus to the Restoration of Charles II.
"It was in the first week of October in the year 1391 that I first came face to face with the man who owned me… the man whose lightest word was to us, his villeins, weightier than the King’s law or the edicts of our Holy Father…” So began the story of Martin Reed - a serf whose resentment of the automatic rule of his feudal lord finally flared into open defiance.
Tony Freeman rescued Mersiha when she was fighting for her life in war-torn Yugoslavia. Now she is his adopted daughter, the perfect all-American girl - and the past is another country. Or so it seems. But Mersiha has been trained to kill. And when she discovers that Freeman’s company is subject to a sinister takeover bid, she decides to help. Whatever the risks. The consequences of her actions are lethal - for Mersiha has unearthed a conspiracy of terrifying proportions.…
The Assassin - the world’s most successful contract killer. Ice cool, accurate, and elusive. An anonymous professional with a unique calling card - one bullet in the head and one in the chest for each of his targets. An ex-member of the SAS, Mike Cramer is the perfect sacrificial bait. When the FBI discover the next name on the assassin’s hit list, Cramer is set up to take his place. But Cramer’s past has caught up with him....
Vince Cable is best known as ‘the undisputed heavyweight champion of the credit crunch in Parliament’ (Robert Peston), revered for his prescience and authority on the world economic crisis. But his journey to become Britain’s most respected politician has been long, circuitous and sometimes very painful. In this memoir he tells that story for the first time.'Free Radical' is a candid book, written with wit and great insight.
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On an April day, the wife of a doctor discovers that her husband has been having an affair. Moments later, driving along a country road, she fails to see retired teacher Ruth Mitchell up ahead, riding her bicycle. She hits her, killing her instantly. And drives away. Horrified by what she has done, she hides herself away by day, finding in darkness the solitude that enables her to confront her anguish. She turns her attention to Ruth's elderly husband. Arthur Mitchell does not realise at first that someone has begun watching him.
When art dealer Catherine Sergeant meets John Brigham, her view of the world has been shattered. Left by her husband Robert without explanation, she expects little from life. Apparently reclusive, John lives alone in a beautiful Arts and Crafts house on the edge of Dorset woodland, and has contacted Catherine's firm so that he may sell unwanted items. But when the two discover a mutual love of the haunting Victorian faerie artist Richard Dadd, their friendship rapidly deepens.
The war, they said, would be over by Christmas. That was in 1939, and it is now January 1944. An exhausted Britain faces another year of conflict. Meanwhile, small coastal villages in Devon are facing an invasion from an army just as foreign as that of the Germans. The Americans are smart, well-fed and well-equipped, and they have swept the bewildered citizens of South Devon from their homes in deadly earnest rehearsal for D-Day.