Shoulder The Sky World War I Series Novel 2

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755383184
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It is the spring of 1915, but deep in the trenches, there is no summer in sight... Shoulder the Sky is the second novel in Anne Perry's insightful and harrowing quintet charting the English experience of the First World War. Perfect for fans of Pat Barker and Sebastian Barry. 'The plot of this book is riveting throughout; the elegance of the prose and depth of characterisation combine to create a powerful and poignant journey into the past that long stays with you after the final page' - The Lady By April of 1915, as chaplain Joseph Reavley tends to the soldiers in his care, the nightmare of trench warfare is impartially cutting down England's youth. On one of his rescue forays into no-man's-land, Joseph finds the body of an arrogant war correspondent, Eldon Prentice. A nephew of the respected General Owen Cullingford, Prentice was despised for his prying attempts to elicit facts that would turn public opinion against the war. Most troublesome to Joseph, Prentice has been killed not by German fire but, apparently, by one of his own compatriots. What Englishman hated Prentice enough to kill him? Joseph is afraid he may know, and his sister, Judith, who is General Cullingford's driver and translator, harbours her own fearful suspicions. Meanwhile, Joseph and Judith's brother, Matthew, an intelligence officer in London, continues his quiet search for the sinister figure they call the Peacemaker, who, like Eldon Prentice, is trying to undermine the public support for the struggle-and, as the Reavley family has good reason to believe, is in fact at the heart of a fantastic plot to reshape the entire world. An intimate of kings, the Peacemaker kills with impunity, and his dark shadow stretches from the peaceful country lanes of Cambridgeshire to the twin hells of Ypres and Gallipoli. What readers are saying about Shoulder the Sky: 'She makes the horror and futility nightmarishly real but not a cliché' 'I feel immersed in the world she is creating' 'A real page-turner with strong literary merit'

A Piece Of The World

Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062356283
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A must-read for anyone who loves history and art.” --Kristin Hannah From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World. "Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden." To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists. Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

A Piece Of The World

Author: Mildred Walker
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803298231
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While visiting her grandmother in Vermont, a young girl's discovery of a huge boulder in the woods of a nearby farm leads her into a special friendship with a boy living there.

Book Of The Dead A Matt Kearns Novel 2

Author: Greig Beck
Publisher: Momentum
ISBN: 1760082430
Size: 73.47 MB
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"With THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, Greig Beck conjures terror and dark magic in a sprawling, apocalyptic nightmare of a novel. Highly recommended!" -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Predator One When a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows a retired couple from Iowa it seems like a freak occurrence. But it's not the only one. Similar sinkholes are opening all over the world, even on the sea floor. And they're getting bigger. People living near the pits are reporting strange phenomena-vibrations, sulfurous odors, and odd sounds in the stygian depths. Then the pets begin to go missing. When people start disappearing as well, the government is forced to act. Professor Matt Kearns and a team of experts are sent in by the military to explore one of the sinkholes, and they discover far more than they bargained for. From the war zones of the Syrian Desert to the fabled Library of Alexandria, and then to Hades itself, join Professor Matt Kearns as he attempts to unravel an age-old prophecy. The answers Matt seeks are hidden in the fabled Al Azif-known as the Book of the Dead-and he must find it, even if it kills him. Because time is running out ... not just for Matt Kearns, but for all life on Earth. Bringing the Cthulhu myth to life, this thriller is perfect for fans of Matthew Reilly, Steve Alten, Myke Cole, Graham Masterton, James Rollins and Michael Crichton.

Area 7 A Scarecrow Novel 2

Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9781742621920
Size: 51.35 MB
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The edge-of-your-seat bestseller from Australia's favourite novelist BOOK 2 IN THE SCARECROW SERIES "An exciting romp. The action is nonstop." Library Journal "Reilly has a gift for sustaining momentum that never lets up." Publishers Weekly It is America's most secret base, hidden deep in the Utah desert, an Air Force installation known only as Area 7. And today it has a visitor: the President of the United States. He has come to inspect Area 7, to examine its secrets for himself. But he's going to get more than he bargained for on this trip. Because hostile forces are waiting inside... Among the President's helicopter crew, however, is a young Marine. He is quiet, enigmatic, and he hides his eyes behind a pair of silver sunglasses. His name is Schofield. Call-sign: Scarecrow. Rumour has it, he's a good man in a storm. Judging by what the President has just walked into, he'd better be... Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.

Sword Of Allah A Tom Wilkes Novel 2

Author: David A. Rollins
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9781742625911
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In Papua New Guinea, primitive highlanders are armed with AK-47s... In the Persian Gulf, a fishing boat has a sinister cargo... At a luxury hotel in Manila, an Australian 'financial planner' has a rendezvous with men on the World's Most Wanted list... In Israel's West Bank, the unwinnable war continues to rage... And in Canberra, top intelligence and police specialists assemble to find out why terrorists from either side of the world are joining forces in Australia's back yard. Present is Sergeant Tom Wilkes of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment, who is called on to spearhead the action team to fight the latest extremist menace. Wilkes and his team will have to join forces with the CIA to defeat a plan more monstrous than anyone–even the experts–could have foretold. Gripping, intelligent and terrifying, Sword of Allah is the ultimate thriller for the post September 11 world.

A Knife Edge A Vin Cooper Novel 2

Author: David A. Rollins
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 1742629318
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While working on a top-secret research program for the US Department of Defense in the freezing waters off Japan, a leading scientist turns up dead, eaten by a monster shark. US Air Force OSI Special Agent Vin Cooper is hurriedly dispatched to investigate. Cooper, however, has barely begun when he's pulled off the case to look into the death of an old military buddy who died while making a routine parachute jump. Both cases suddenly collide when Cooper finds himself having to parachute out of a plane and into the night-time skies of a hostile Pakistan. His mission: to recover stolen US Defense biological technology. The stakes: to prevent a nuclear war between Pakistan and India that could engulf the world. The problem: Cooper has to jump alongside a soldier he suspects is a killer. In his latest edge-of-the-seat adventure, the clock is ticking down to disaster as Cooper tracks his elusive quarry from the crushing depths of the Japan Trench to the frozen foothills of the Hindu Kush and the humid border regions of Thailand and Burma.

World War Ii 1939 1948

Author: Bem Allen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595724108
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I have always been fascinated by war and warriors. As a child, soldiers were my heroes and they still are. But as I matured and began to understand the horror of war and the extraordinary damage it does to those who fight, I have become passionate about preventing war. Evil is part and parcel of war and no form of it has been more demonic than the Nazis. To say they could not be resurrected is to deny that history repeats itself. Only if we are forever vigilant can we ensure that catasthophic war and the racist movements that so often enable it will never again threaten our existence. This book is my call for the eternal watchfulness that is our only hope for preventing war.