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Description: Standard print edition originally published: Cardigan: Parthian, 2018 Trapped inside a burning Lancaster bomber 20,000 feet above Berlin, wireless operator John Martin consigned himself to his fate and turned his thoughts to his fiancee back home. In a miraculous turn of events, however, the twenty-one-year-old was thrown clear of his disintegrating aeroplane and found himself parachuting into the heart of Nazi Germany, where he was soon captured. Drawn from his own memories, and from conversations with other POWs, this is the true-life account of a Second World War airman who cheated death in the sky, only to face interrogation and the prospect of being shot by the Gestapo, before enduring months of sorrow and hunger as a prisoner of war. Above all, however, it is the story of one man's courage and determination in the face of adversity.
Description: The USS SLOCUM is on a routine naval patrol northwest of Bermuda when the SOS crackles over the radio. Cuban National Air's Flight Twelve is ditching in the Atlantic with eighty-nine passengers and five crew aboard. Commander H.P. Perry readies his ship for standard rescue operations - only to discover there's nothing standard about the survivors. Once aboard, they're more demanding than grateful, for most are Russian or Cuban nationals. That's when Commander Perry realizes he's an unwitting pawn in a deadly game, the outcome of which could have grave international repercussions...
Description: Standard print edition of this translation originally published: London: Picador, 2018 It's been raining for days in Vigata, and the persistent downpours have led to violent floods overtaking Inspector Montalbano's beloved hometown. It is on one of these endless grey days that a man, a Mr Giugiu Nicotra, is found dead, his body discovered in a large water main with a bullet in his back. The investigation is slow and slippery to start with, but when the inspector realizes that every clue he uncovers and every person he interviews is leading to the same place - the world of public spending, and with it, the Mafia - the case begins to pick up pace. But there's one question that keeps playing on Montalbano's mind: in his strange and untimely death, was Giugiu Nicotra trying to tell him something? Translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli
Description: The Sheikh's seduction...has a lifetime of consequences Desert prince Khalid never loses control - with one exception: his illicit night of passion with captivating dancer Aubrey. Khalid was shocked to discover Aubrey was a virgin. Yet after returning to his kingdom he finds nothing compares to the bombshell that she's had his secret child! Claiming his son is non-negotiable for this proud Prince... But claiming Aubrey will prove a much more delicious challenge!
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