Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Jackdaws is an irresistible novel of the Resistance and of love, courage and revenge. Two weeks before D-Day, the French Resistance attacks a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications – but the building is heavily guarded and the attack fails disastrously. Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the 'Jackdaws' and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless Intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail . . . From Ken Follett, the master storyteller and bestselling author of Eye of the Needle and Code to Zero comes this exciting thriller, set against the menacing backdrop of the Second World War and crackling with suspense and action.
An old flame. A nagging request? Why is it so difficult to return these valuable gems? The cost may be too great for this gentle samaritan. Nudged into a criminal enclave, a nurse risks all to survive uncertain perils. Marie's unnerved by a former lover's request to locate an ex girlfriend, she reasons he still has love for her and this is why he entrusted her with this simple task! Why not do it himself? He has contracted terminal cancer and the physical difficulties are overwhelming. It's become a matter of urgency as Marie investigates matters. Her questions stir up some unwanted attention from an unsavoury group of criminals. She's now "a person of interest" a target for their brutality. There's no honour among thieves, just greed at any cost! H.A Dawson writes engaging thrillers triggered by tantalising mysteries wrapped in dramatic suspense. There is a substantial catalogue waiting for you, so be prepared to be enthralled, especially if you follow authors such as Luke Jennings, Robert Galbraith, Ian Rankin, A J Waines, Val McDermid, Diane Chamberlain, Dean Koontz and Jodi Picoult. This is one book from H.A Dawson's catalogue of gripping stories based around determined women, embracing gritty themes with the strength of television drama you would expect from the BBC. The sheer strength of the characters from this author will have you guessing, the fast plot will have you wrapped up in knots!
Author: Tony Jackson
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Karel Zajic arrives at work in Poland to find his future in ruins. Moving to Levensbridge in England a chance meeting looks to have solved all his problems, but huge risks are involved. Postman Danny Mason gets a deal which looks to have secured a bright future for himself, but he is treading on dangerous ground. D S Bene Douglas of Levensbridge C I D suddenly finds himself working alone. Suspicious deaths, drug dealing, and a suspect colleague all combine to guarantee a chilling climax, where his own life hangs precariously in the balance.
Fire, the Chief of the Jackdaws, lives in the most idyllic park in the city, but he constantly takes on the worries and heartaches of his close bird and human friends, while being a good husband to Hex and helping bring up their brood of blue-eyed chicks. When a little girl is so lost and lonely that she can only speak to him, Fire tries to help.
It was about six years ago that I started to put this book together. Initially, it was the pubs and inns in Crowland - there were about 32 - so I started to find the landlords from about 1829 to 1913. I found a few pictures of them but not many as most of
Polit-Piraten auf hoher See. 1968. Der Kalte Krieg ist auf seinem Höhepunkt. In einem ägyptischen Atomkraftwerk arbeiten Forscher an einer Bombe. In dieser Lage schickt Israel seine besten Agenten aus, eine Ladung Uranerz zu besorgen. Nat Dickstein hat schon einmal ein Transportschiff gekapert. Er will es wieder tun. Doch diesmal wird er dreifach gejagt: Vom russischen KGB. Vom ägyptischen Geheimdienst. Und von den Palästinensern, die ihm einen Schritt voraus sind. Und eine dieser drei Gruppen hat Nats Geliebte Suza in ihrer Gewalt. "Ken Follett versteht es meisterhaft, brillante Erzählkunst und fundierte Sachkenntnis zu kombinieren." Time Magazine
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