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  • Death of the red rider

    £9.99

    Death of the red rider

    On the eve of the Great Purge, a horseman and horse mysteriously collapse in the middle of a race in Leningrad. Weary Detective Zaitsev, still raw from his last brush with the Party, is dispatched to the Soviet state cavalry school in Novocherkassk, southern Russia, to investigate. As he witnesses the horror of the Holodomor, and the impact of Soviet collectivisation, he struggles to penetrate the murky, secretive world of the cavalry school.

    £9.99
  • Dissolution

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    Dissolution

    The first Shardlake novel in C. J. Sansom’s bestselling historical crime series. In an age of treachery and turmoil, a brutal murder causes Commissioner Matthew Shardlake the ultimate test of faith . . .

    £10.99
  • Execution

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    Execution

    The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling series set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy and Netflix’s The Crown 

    ‘Gripping’ Sunday Times

    ‘Fast-paced and entertaining’ Mail on Sunday

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  • Inside threat

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    Inside threat

    With the President at risk from a threat closer than anyone could have imagined, only one operative can save him. Assume the worst. Code Black. The White House has been breached. President Kline has left for a secret bunker with only his most trusted agents and officials: those dedicated to keeping the US government intact at all costs. Erik Hill has given his life to the Secret Service, but years of dealing with Washington sleaze has replaced his enthusiasm with disillusionment. With the US government under attack, though, and no one better equipped to face down the threat, Erik can’t ignore his calling. But he has never dealt with a threat like this. The president may have headed to safety – but what if the danger was there with him all along? With killers ready to strike inside the bunker, it will take everything Erik has to save his leader, his country – and himself.

    £9.99
  • Prophecy

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    Prophecy

    The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling series

    The second book in S. J. Parris’s bestselling, critically acclaimed series following Giordano Bruno, set at the time of Queen Elizabeth I

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  • The exchange

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    The exchange

    What became of Mitch and Abby McDeere after they exposed the crimes of Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert and Locke and fled the country? The answer is in ‘The Exchange’, the riveting sequel to ‘The Firm’. It is now 15 years later, and Mitch and Abby are living in Manhattan, where Mitch is a partner at the largest law firm in the world. When a mentor in Rome asks him for a favour that will take him far from home, Mitch finds himself at the centre of a sinister plot that has worldwide implications – and once again endangers his colleagues, friends and family.

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  • The heroines

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    The heroines

    In Athens, crowds flock to witness the most shocking trial of the ancient world. The royal family is mired in scandal. Phaedra, young bride of King Theseus, has accused her stepson, Hippolytus of rape. He’s a prince, a talented horseman, a promising young man with his whole life ahead of him. She’s a young and neglected wife, the youngest in a long line of Cretan women with less than savoury reputations. The men of Athens must determine the truth. Who is guilty, and who is innocent? But the women know truth is a slippery thing. After all, this is the age of heroes and the age of monsters. There are two sides to every story, and theirs has gone unheard. Until now.

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  • The Siberia job

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    The Siberia job

    After the demise of the Soviet Union, the newly established government privatises its industry by issuing vouchers to all of its citizens, giving them the chance to be shareholders in the country’s burgeoning businesses. For those living in abject poverty, the vouchers appear to be little more than pieces of paper. But for Texas businessman John Mills and his Czech companion, Petr Kovac, the chits suggest a lucrative potential. They travel to the furthest, coldest reaches of the country, roving from town to town with suitcases full of cash. The two men quickly learn that the plan has complications – the auctions at which these vouchers are traded for actual shares have been planned at the most remote locations possible to deter outsiders from buying in. And when the Russian mafia and oligarchs catch wind of their successes, the stakes suddenly become deadly.

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  • The sisterhood

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    The sisterhood

    Vox meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this feminist retelling of 1984.

    £9.99
  • The spy across the water

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    The spy across the water

    Will Flemyng, originally trained as a spy, is now British ambassador to Washington. Meanwhile, his older brother Mungo is recuperating from a heart attack in their beloved Scottish-Highland family home, and Abel, the youngest of the three, has died mysteriously in America. Abel’s unexplained death sets in motion an unstoppable chain of events, beginning with an unexpected glimpse of a face at his funeral. Soon Will finds himself on a dangerous journey into his clandestine past, from conflict in Ireland to the long shadows of the Cold War. Will possesses a silky veneer, but he often doesn’t know who to trust, nor who trusts him. Now he finds himself alone once again as duty forces him to risk everything. Why has the past come back to haunt him now?

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  • The Wizard of the Kremlin

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    The Wizard of the Kremlin

    They call him the Wizard of the Kremlin. Working at the heart of Russian power, the enigmatic Vadim Baranov-Putin’s chief spin doctor has used his background in experimental theatre and reality TV to turn the entire country into an avant-garde political stage. Here truth and lies, news and propaganda, have become indistinguishable. But Vadim is growing increasingly entangled in the dark secret workings of the regime he has helped build, and now he is desperate to get out.

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  • With a Mind to Kill

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    With a Mind to Kill

    It is M’s funeral. One man is missing from the graveside: the traitor who pulled the trigger and who is now in custody, accused of M’s murder – James Bond. Behind the Iron Curtain, a group of former Smersh agents want to use the British spy in an operation that will change the balance of world power. Bond is smuggled into the lion’s den – but whose orders is he following, and will he obey them when the moment of truth arrives? In a mission where treachery is all around and one false move means death, Bond must grapple with the darkest questions about himself. But not even he knows what has happened to the man he used to be.

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