Blood of Honour

Author: James Holland
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780552773980
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crete (Greece)

"Crete, May 1941, and there is trouble for Jack Tanner. In addition to the arrival of a new subaltern who seems determined to make life difficult, Tanner has offended a powerful local Cretan who has sworn to kill him. Then suddenly the Germans invade and British fortunes take another dive for the worse. Amidst the bitter fighting and subsequent evacuation of the island, Tanner finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of survival that will test his resolve more than ever before."

Hellfire

Author: James Holland
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780593058404
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Soldiers

August, 1942. North Africa. The desert war hangs in the balance. When the commander of the Eighth Army, General Gott, is killed, it's clear that foul play is at work. An impenetrable Axis spy circuit is compromising any hope the Allies have of stemming the Nazi tide. Jack Tanner, recovering from wounds in a Cairo hospital, is astonished to receive a battlefield commission which will propel him into a very different world when he returns to action. Fit once more, he finds himself facing the full onslaught of Rommel's latest offensive. In its aftermath, Tanner and his trusty sidekick Sykes are recruited to work behind the Axis lines in a desperate attempt to fight back. But the murky world of deceit and murder they find themselves in is a million miles away from the certainties of the battlefield. Somehow they must discover who they can trust in the cat-and-mouse world of counter-espionage before it's too late...

Darkest Hour

Author: James Holland
Publisher:
ISBN: 0750533099
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Large type books

May 1940. Sergeant Jack Tanner has been posted to a training company on the south-east coast of England, where all is not well. The mysterious death of two Polish refugees leads Tanner to believe there has been foul play. When he and his corporal are nearly killed, Tanner finds his suspicions directed at an old comrade from his past.

To Do or Die

Author: James Barrington
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 9781911591092
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: Fiction

Treachery and valour in the Second World War As Hitler’s armies march across Europe, Eddie Dawson, an explosives expert and lance-corporal in the Royal Engineers, is sent to France on an assessment mission. His task completed, he anticipates an early return to Britain. Instead, he’s sent to German territory where the French have launched an ill-advised invasion. Dawson’s demolition skills are needed to clear a minefield. Within hours everything goes wrong. Dawson and a fellow sapper are caught on the wrong side of the front line. Their obvious escape route blocked, they head north, but their troubles have only just begun... To Do or Die is the first in a series of exciting adventure novels from James Barrington, writing as Max Adams. Set in the Second World War, a time of heroes, outlandish bravery and brutal hand-to-hand combat, they are sure to enthral fans of Band of Brothers, James Holland and Iain Gale. ‘[An] absorbing story... [James Barrington] knows his stuff.’ – The Historical Novels Review The Eddie Dawson novels To Do or Die Right and Glory

The Devil s Pact

Author: James Holland
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780593061794
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Soldiers

With North Africa secured, the Allies launch an invasion of Sicily, and the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Rangers are in the van of the assault. Tanner is beginning to see a new type of war, in which the rule books are seemingly thrown away.

Tom Clancy Duty and Honor

Author: Grant Blackwood
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101988824
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Fiction

Jack Ryan investigates an attempt on his life and stumbles onto the trail of a philanthropist and human rights advocate who Jack believes is about to make a drastic move in order to secure his place among the global powers.

Love Like Blood

Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780802189547
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: Fiction

Internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham's riveting new novel Love Like Blood marks the return of series character Tom Thorne, 'the next superstar detective' (Lee Child), as he pairs up with perfectionist detective inspector Nicola Tanner of Die of Shame on an investigation that ventures into politically sensitive territory. DI Nicola Tanner needs Tom Thorne's help. Her partner, Susan, has been brutally murdered and Tanner is convinced that it was a case of mistaken identity'that she was the real target. The murderer's motive might have something to do with Tanner's recent work on a string of cold-case honor killings she believes to be related. Tanner is now on compassionate leave but insists on pursuing the case off the books and knows Thorne is just the man to jump into the fire with her. He agrees but quickly finds that working in such controversial territory is dangerous in more ways than one. And when a young couple goes missing, they have a chance to investigate a case that is anything but cold. Racing towards a twist-filled ending, Love Like Blood is another feat of masterful plotting from one of Britain's top crime novelists.

The Black Jackals

Author: Iain Gale
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007415786
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Fiction

The start of a WWII series from Iain Gale, author of Alamein.

Duty Calls Battle of Britain

Author: James Holland
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141961132
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Pilot officer Archie Jackson, 19, is in control of the RAF's newest fighter aircraft, a Supermarine Spitfire. Now he has the Luftwaffe in his sights and only one thing matters: defending Britain. Suddenly planes are falling from the sky, exploding and spiralling into the English Channel. France has fallen and the swastika flies over Occupied Europe. Only these young pilots - barely out of boyhood - stand between Britain and a Nazi invasion . . . Duty Calls: Battle of Britain, throws you deep into the heart - and horror - of Britain's darkest, and finest, hour. ** Historian James Holland is the bestselling author of the Jack Tanner adult war fiction books. Duty Calls is his first series for younger readers, and showcases his expertise on the Second World War. ** James Holland presented Battle of Britain: The Real Story on BBC2.

The Odin Mission

Author: James Holland
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780593058343
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Norway

April 1940. Nazi Germany has invaded neutral Norway.Fleeing north from their brutal Blitzkrieg advance are three officers of the King's Guard u men who have been entrusted by the Norwegian King with a vitally important mission: to getleading scientist, Hening Sandvold, out of Oslo and away to the safety of the Allies. The only military force which stands between the Nazi forces and total victory are the poorly equipped, undertrained squaddies of the British 148th Brigade.Among them is Sergeant Jack Tanner, recently returned from the Middle East to join the King's Own Yorkshire Rangers. As the British are pushed back from Lillehammer, Sergeant Tanner and his patrol are left stranded in the mountains in the chaos of retreat. Trying to rejoin their unit, they stumble first across Sandvold and his protectors, and then a French patrol of alpine troops. The odds of this ragtag group of soldiers and civilians making it to safety are stacked against them.Trekking through snow-clad mountains with the Germans dogging their every move, Tanner is forced to try and out-fox and out-fight not only their pursuers but the best efforts of his own side.And as the Allies resistance collapses, it quickly becomes clear that the small band of fugitives can rely on no-one but themselves. Yet Tanner knows he has to succeed.For, as he discovers, Sandvold holds the key to a vital secret u one that could change the outcome of the entire war...

Duty Calls

Author: James Holland
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141332192
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

'YOU WANTED TO SEE SOME ACTION - WELL, YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT NOW. YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT NOW ALL RIGHT.' FRIDAY 24 May, 1940 PRIVATE JOHNNY HAWKE, AGED SIXTEEN, AWAKENS TO ARTILLERY FIRE. HOURS LATER, STUKAS SCREAM DOWN FROM THE SKY. MESSERSCHMIT FIGHTERS ROAR TOWARDS THEM. TRUCKS BURST INTO FLAMES. NOW MEN AND MULES LAY DEAD AND DYING, SEVERED LIMBS TWISTED GROTESQUELY AS BLOOD SOAKS THE COBBLED STREETS. YOUNG PRIVATE HAWKE JUST WANTS TO DO HIS DUTY AND SERVE HIS COUNTRY. BUT AS HE - AND HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS - PREPARE TO STOP THE GERMAN ADVANCE, THERE'S ONLY ONE QUESTION ON EVERYONE'S LIPS . . . HOW WILL THEY SURVIVE? Find out in the epic Duty Calls: Dunkirk, which throws you deep into the real heart - and horror - of the Second World War.

Italy s Sorrow

Author: James Holland
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429945435
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: History

During the Second World War, the campaign in Italy was the most destructive fought in Europe - a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict that raged up the country's mountainous leg. For frontline troops, casualty rates at Cassino and along the notorious Gothic Line were as high as they had been on the Western Front in the First World War. There were further similarities too: blasted landscapes, rain and mud, and months on end with the front line barely moving. And while the Allies and Germans were fighting it out through the mountains, the Italians were engaging in bitter battles too. Partisans were carrying out a crippling resistance campaign against the German troops but also battling the Fascists forces as well in what soon became a bloody civil war. Around them, innocent civilians tried to live through the carnage, terror and anarchy, while in the wake of the Allied advance, horrific numbers of impoverished and starving people were left to pick their way through the ruins of their homes and country. In the German-occupied north, there were more than 700 civilian massacres by German and Fascist troops in retaliation for Partisan activities, while in the south, many found themselves forced into making terrible and heart-rending decisions in order to survive. Although known as a land of beauty and for the richness of its culture, Italy's suffering in 1944-1945 is now largely forgotten. Italy's Sorrow by James Holland is the first account of the conflict there to tell the story from all sides and to include the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. Offering extensive original research, it weaves together the drama and tragedy of that terrible year, including new perspectives and material on some of the most debated episodes to have emerged from World War II.

The Burning Blue

Author: James Holland
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446456866
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Fiction

Joss Lambert has always been a loner, constrained by a secret from his past, until he finds friendship and solace firstly with Guy Liddell, a friend from school, and then with Guy's family, who welcome him into their farmhouse home. Joss increasingly comes to depend upon the Liddells and treats Alvesdon Farm as the one place where he feels not only appreciated but also truly happy. But in late 1930s England, the idyll cannot last. With war looming, Joss is forced to confront the past. He escapes through flying, becoming a fighter pilot in the RAF. But with the onset of war, even the Liddells' world is crumbling. As Joss is fighting for his life in the Battle of Britain, so he begins to fall madly in love with Stella - Guy's twin - but with tragic consequences. Leaving England and the Liddells far behind, he continues to fly amid the sand and heat of North Africa's deserts, flying above the 'Desert Rats' of the 8th Army, until his hopes and dreams are seemingly shattered for good...

Post Captain Vol Book 2 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393059939
Release Date: 1990-08-17
Genre: Fiction

"Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations, Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book."—Mary Renault "We've beat them before and we'll beat them again." In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtors' prison, and from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.

Art in the Blood A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Author: Bonnie MacBird
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008129682
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Fiction

London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend – until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.