A Mystery of Errors (Shakespeare & Smythe, Book 1) by Simon Hawke

By Simon Hawke

Tourists, Will Shakespeare-a fledgling dramatist, and Symington Smythe, an ostler and aspiring thespian, meet at a roadside hotel and choose to forged their lot jointly for popularity and fortune within the cutthroat international of the London theater in Elizabethan England . . . yet neither used to be ready for his or her offstage stumble upon with A secret of error. while a backer's daughter is double-crossed through a would-be suitor, the reluctant bride turns to the ostler and the playwright for aid. Little does a person discover that those basic affairs of the center and an prepared marriage will result in an enormous internet of conspiracy, improper identification, and homicide that reveals the playwright exact for assassination and the ostler hopelessly in love. yet such concerns are regimen in A secret of error, the place Shakespeare in Love meets the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters.

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Noble House (Asian Saga, Book 5) by James Clavell

By James Clavell

The surroundings is Hong Kong, 1963. The motion spans scarcely greater than per week, yet those are days of excessive event: from kidnapping and homicide to monetary double-dealing and normal catastrophes--fire, flood, landslide. but they're days crammed in addition with the entire secret and romance of Hong Kong--the center of Asia--rich in each trade...money, flesh, opium, power.

From the Paperback variation.

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Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund

By Sena Jeter Naslund

Marie Antoinette was once a toddler of fourteen whilst her mom, the Empress of Austria, prepared for her to depart her kinfolk and her state to develop into the spouse of the fifteen-year-old Dauphin, the longer term King of France. Coming of age within the so much public of arenas—eager to be a very good spouse and powerful queen—she warmly embraces her followed kingdom and its voters. She indicates her new husband not anything yet love and encouragement, although he again and again fails to consummate their marriage and in so doing is not able to provide what she and the folks of France wish such a lot: a toddler and an inheritor to the throne. Deeply disenchanted and remoted in her personal intimate circle, and except the social lifetime of the court docket, she permits herself to stay blind to the country's turning out to be financial and political crises, at the same time bad harvests, sour winters, warfare accounts, and poverty precipitate uprising and revenge. The younger queen, as soon as liked by means of the typical people, turns into a objective of scorn, cruelty, and hatred as she, the court's nobles, and the remainder of the royal family members are stuck up within the nightmarish violence of a murderous time referred to as "the Terror."

With penetrating perception and with wondrous narrative ability, Sena Jeter Naslund deals an intimate, clean, heartbreaking, and dramatic reimagining of this actually compelling girl that is going a long way past renowned myth—and she makes a bygone time of tumultuous swap as actual to us because the one we live in now.

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The Return of Lanny Budd (The Lanny Budd Novels, Book 11) by Upton Sinclair

By Upton Sinclair

Publish yr note: First released in 1953
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Presidential undercover agent Lanny Budd is termed again into motion in post-war Germany because the chilly battle begins

because the age of 13, Lanny Budd has been greater than an eyewitness to heritage. From the Paris Peace convention to the conflict of the Bulge, he has performed key roles within the impressive occasions of his age. Now, 40 years later, Presidential Agent 103 is popping out of retirement to serve his country—and the unfastened world—once more.

A counterfeiting conspiracy hatched through unrepentant neo-Nazis threatens to gravely harm America's efforts to rebuild and stabilize a divided Germany. Lanny's earlier event, in addition to his unforeseen connection to 1 of the executive conspirators, makes him the right operative to foil the sinister plot. but if he infiltrates the Russian-controlled zone, what Lanny sees makes his blood run chilly. Communist chief and previous US best friend Joseph Stalin has twisted the socialist beliefs he holds expensive into guns of tyranny, oppression, and terror. With the onset of a shadow warfare among global superpowers, Lanny realizes that his undertaking is way from over.

The go back of Lanny Budd is the ultimate quantity of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize–winning dramatization of twentieth-century international background. an exhilarating mixture of experience, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of the author's imaginative and prescient and his singular skills as a storyteller.

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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

By Neal Stephenson

With this outstanding first quantity in what provides to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the key histories of countries and the personal obsessions of guys, decrypting with marvelous virtuosity the forces that formed this century.

In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical genius and younger Captain within the U.S. Navy—is assigned to detachment 2702. it's an outfit so mystery that just a handful of individuals comprehend it exists, and a few of these humans have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The venture of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702—commanded through Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to maintain the Nazis blind to the truth that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. it's a video game, a cryptographic chess fit among Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into motion by way of the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces.

Fast-forward to the current, the place Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is making an attempt to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia—a position the place encrypted info might be saved and exchanged freed from repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals assault the exercise, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the main to holding the dream of a knowledge haven afloat. yet quickly their scheme brings to gentle an enormous conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 associated with an unbreakable Nazi code known as Arethusa. and it'll characterize the trail to unbelievable riches and a way forward for own and electronic liberty...or to common totalitarianism reborn.

A breathtaking travel de strength, and Neal Stephenson's such a lot complete and affecting paintings to this point, Cryptonomicon is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, because it leaps ahead and again among international battle II and the realm vast internet, hinting all of the whereas at a depressing day-after-tomorrow. it's a paintings of serious artwork, notion and inventive bold; the made of a really iconoclastic mind's eye operating with white-hot intensity.

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The Chef's Apprentice: A Novel by Elle Newmark

By Elle Newmark

In a global of violence and intrigue, who guards the truth?
It is 1498, sunrise of the Renaissance, and Venice teems with rumors approximately an old booklet believed to carry the secrets and techniques of power—alchemy, love, or even immortality. a few will cease at not anything to discover it; others will die to guard it. As intrigue grips Her such a lot Serene Republic, Luciano, a light-fingered, streetwise orphan, will get stuck up within the insanity. The doge’s enigmatic chef takes him into the palace kitchen as an apprentice, the place he's initiated into the chef’s deliciously mysterious world—itself alive with harmful secrets and techniques. After Luciano witnesses an inexplicable homicide, he embarks on a deadly trip to discover the reality. What he discovers will try his loyalty, convey him the darkish part of men’s souls, and threaten his love for an audacious convent woman. however it also will swing open the shutters of his brain, and go away an indelible mark on his soul.
A luminous and seductive novel, The Chef ’s Apprentice is, at its middle, a high-spirited tribute to the end result of information and the intense strength of these who carry its key.In an international of violence and intrigue, who guards the reality?

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The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

By Michael Punke

The 12 months is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur corporation stay a brutal frontier lifestyles. Trapping beaver, they contend day-by-day with the specter of Indian tribes grew to become warlike over the white men’s encroachment on their land, and different prairie foes—like the unforgiving panorama and its creatures. Hugh Glass is likely one of the Company’s best males, an skilled frontiersman and knowledgeable tracker. but if a scouting project places him face-to-face with a grizzly endure, he's viciously mauled and never anticipated to survive.

The Company’s captain dispatches of his males to stick in the back of and have a tendency to Glass earlier than he dies, and to offer him the honor of a formal burial. while the 2 males abandon him as a substitute, taking his in simple terms technique of retaining himself—including his invaluable gun and hatchet— with them, Glass is pushed to outlive via one hope: revenge.

With stunning grit and resolution, Glass units out crawling inch by way of inch throughout greater than 3 thousand miles of uncharted American frontier, negotiating predators either human and never, the specter of hunger, and the soreness of his bad wounds. In Michael Punke’s hauntingly spare and gripping prose, The Revenant is a extraordinary story of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one guy will visit for retribution.

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The Sonderberg Case by √Člie Wiesel

By √Člie Wiesel

From the Nobel laureate and writer of the masterly Night, a deeply felt, superbly written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence.

Despite own good fortune, Yedidyah—a theater critic in long island urban, husband to a degree actress, father to 2 sons—finds himself more and more interested in the prior. As he displays on his lifestyles and the choices he’s made, he longingly reminisces concerning the relationships he as soon as had with the boys in his kin (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that stay unanswered. It’s a sense that's additional advanced while Yedidyah is assigned to hide the homicide trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg. Sonderberg lower back by myself from a stroll within the Adirondacks with an aged uncle, whose useless physique was once quickly retrieved from the woods. His plea is enigmatic: “Guilty . . . and never guilty.”

These phrases ring a bell in Yedidyah, plunging him into emotions that convey him harrowingly with regards to insanity. As Sonderberg’s trial strikes alongside a course of dizzying but revelatory twists and turns, Yedidyah starts to appreciate his personal family’s hidden previous and eventually liberates himself from the shadow it has forged over his life.

With his signature splendor and thoughtfulness, Elie Wiesel has given us a captivating mental secret, either vividly dramatic and profoundly emotional.

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Will Northaway and the Quest for Liberty (Young American by Susan Olasky

By Susan Olasky

Everyone calls Will Northaway "Fish," most likely simply because he hangs round the wharves trying to find fish scraps. To around out his nutrition he steals from highway proprietors in his Southwark local in London. humans there consider sorry for the boy on the grounds that he is on their own, and they're keen to place up along with his thievery. yet then he's stuck and falsely accused of against the law. Narrowly escaping criminal, Will flees to the USA the place he hopes to discover his long-lost father.

After a deadly sea trip, Will starts a brand new existence in Boston as a printer's apprentice. He unearths a house, yet instances are challenging in Boston. whereas males like Sam Adams and Paul Revere debate politics, freedom, and liberty, males like Ebenezer waterproof coat fire up agitation and lawlessness. Will's look for his father takes him into the center of a violent mob, and he has to stand the consequences-and his personal resistance to God's grace.

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The Titan Drowns by Nhys Glover

By Nhys Glover

3 loves discovered on one brilliant trip. Karl Ontario is a scientific researcher now not an adventurer, but if an audacious venture is proposed to return in time to avoid wasting doomed youngsters at the ill-fated Atlantic liner, Rms substantial, he makes yes he's integrated at the crew. Little does he comprehend that his personal destiny happiness is dependent upon saving the lifetime of only one passenger: Lizzie Faulkner, an unwed mother-to-be. Eilish Cork is a time traveling Retriever and this challenge is like several different to her, until eventually she falls in love together with her good-looking objective, London barrister Maxwell Ingham, and is requested to threat every little thing to avoid wasting him from his tragic destiny. And candy Pia Rogaland, whose merely target is to rescue the kids on board the substantial until eventually she meets Marco Lorenza, a guy she's now not accredited to avoid wasting. With time working out, is it attainable to rescue these sufferers historical past made up our minds went down with the unsinkable send of goals or will extra lives be forfeited attempting to perform this harmful challenge.

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