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Can Davina Graham uncover the traitor in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service before it's too late? Britain's Secret Intelligence Service has been compromised: A mole high in their ranks has been feeding national secrets to the Soviets. Undercover at a prominent ad agency, SIS agent Davina Graham has been tasked with the unenviable job of uncovering the traitor, who goes by the code name Albatross. Could it be Davina's boss, Brigadier Sir James White, a twenty-year SIS veteran, months away from retirement? Humphrey Grant, White's second-in-command, whose public persona conceals damning sexual secrets? Or John Kidson, the technocrat married to Davina's beautiful, pampered sister? Further complicating matters is the fact that, in Moscow, a longtime nemesis is pulling strings behind the scenes, setting up false trails as he vows to destroy Britain and make Russia the supreme super power--and only one woman stands in his way. Torn between two lovers--Scottish operative Colin Lomax and self-made advertising executive Tony Walden--Davina must move quickly before time runs out for them all. Albatross is the 3rd book in the Davina Graham Thrillers, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Who was the mole called Albatross? Was he Brigadier James White, the revered head of British Intelligence? Was he Humphrey Grant, his second-in-command? Was he Jon Kidson, the perfect technocrat and brother-in-law to the woman assigned to unearth Russia's most deadly mole? Was he Tony Walden, the man assigned to be the woman's cover? British Intelligence had to find out before it was too late for Britain and perhaps even the world . . .
Set against the intrigue and pageantry of the sixteenth-century English court, Evelyn Anthony's novel tells the love story of Henry Tudor and Anne Boleyn, who would become his wife, his queen, and the mother of one of Britain's greatest monarchs On a lovely midsummer afternoon, Henry Tudor rides to Hever Castle. There, he feasts his eyes on Anne Boleyn, who caught his roving attention at court a few months earlier. Anne is in no mood to receive her king. He has torn from her the one man she loved: Harry Percy, who was forced to marry another. But King Henry VIII is not a man who gives up--the thrill of the chase only excites him more. Yet the woman he desires so passionately is no fool. Educated at the French court, Anne vows that she will not share the fate of her naïve younger sister, Mary, who after bearing Henry a bastard son was cast away and married off to a country squire. No, Anne will settle for nothing less than the crown of England, even if Henry has to break with Rome in order to marry her. History comes thrillingly alive in a novel that features a teeming canvas of iconic real-life characters: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the enemy Anne vows to destroy; Henry's first wife, the proud and pious Queen Catherine of Aragon; and Thomas Cromwell, who engineers Anne's downfall. From the halcyon early days of courtship to her imprisonment in the palace tower for treason, this is a tale of love, ambition, and the tragic destiny of Anne of the Thousand Days.
M16 agent Davina Graham plunges into a hotbed of international intrigue when she penetrates the inner sanctum of one of the US president's top aides, and tracks an elusive criminal from the White House to Moscow to Mexico City Still reeling from the murder of her husband, Ivan Sasanov, at the hands of the KGB, British Intelligence agent Davina Graham has been called back into active service to head off a potential international crisis. The British-born wife of Edward Fleming, the US president's assistant under-secretary of state and close friend, has appealed to the British ambassador for sanctuary. Elizabeth Fleming claims that her husband tried to murder her because she found out he was passing information to the Russians. Fleming's first wife died in a fire in their Mexico vacation home, but it was officially ruled an accident. Now the Secret Intelligence Service needs Davina to find out whether Elizabeth's allegations are true. If so, Elizabeth's life could be in grave danger. But it may already be too late. Now a target herself, Davina follows a labyrinthine trail that takes her from the inner circles of Washington to Mexico City and a clinic in the mountains that will bring a fiendishly clever global conspiracy full circle. On the edge of uncovering the truth about two seemingly unrelated murders, she uses herself as bait to trap an elusive criminal known as the Plumed Serpent. The Avenue of the Dead is the 2nd book in the Davina Graham Thrillers, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
With a new foreword by the author--Codeword Janus is the story of a deadly race to discover the Fuhrer's final evil bequest to mankind It was the dream Max had been having since the war. The dream of those horrifying, final moments, in the Fuhrer's Bunker--images of that night of terror, of the brutally beaten, dying man and his last desperate words; dreams of a past from which Max can't escape. Suddenly, it starts all over again--but it is no longer a dream. And now Max finds himself caught in a chilling search for Hitler's last legacy...
As the new head of the Secret Intelligence Service, Davina Graham faces her most daunting challenge: solving a series of seemingly random political murders in international waters The first female head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, Davina Graham is taking a well-deserved holiday with her lover, advertising executive Tony Walden. But her Venetian idyll is short-lived. On the Grand Canal, widowed US Secretary of the Defense Henry Franklyn and his daughter are killed when a bomb blows their gondola to smithereens. The local police believe it was the work of the rabid Red Brigade or the Palestine Liberation Organization because Franklyn was a Jew. But Davina is certain that Igor Borisov, the power-hungry head of the KGB who ordered the assassination of Davina's Russian defector husband, is behind it. Another murder soon makes international headlines: the massacre of France's minister of the interior and her family. Then the Soviet prime minister is killed in Poland, followed by the death of a pacifist British priest in London. The assassinations bring Davina's ex-lover out of retirement. Forced to once again join forces with Intelligence agent Colin Lomax, while coping with a sudden death in her own family, Davina is determined to find evidence linking Borosov to the executions. The hunt leads to a shadowy organization called the Company of Saints, a private brigade of hired killers whose chilling end game is just beginning. The Company of Saints is the 4th book in the Davina Graham Thrillers, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The tale of the treacherous battle for the throne between Catherine the Great and her son Paul, set against the backdrop of late-eighteenth-century Russia The year is 1773. Catherine the Great has been in power for a decade. Since the assassination of her husband, Peter III, in a coup d'état, she has been empress of all the Russias. She rules with enlightenment and grace, driven by ambition and her secret dream to free Russia's millions of serfs. Tonight she is celebrating the wedding of her son Paul Petrovitch. He was nine--and the rightful heir to the throne--when Peter died and Catherine seized power. Her son has neither forgotten nor forgiven, and hatred for his mother--and his father's murderer--festers in his heart. He doesn't know that Catherine committed a terrible crime to safeguard his liberty and his life. She prays that marriage will be the solution to his violent rages and the dangerous enmity between them. Curse Not the King chronicles the struggle for dominance between mother and son. Notorious for her love affairs, Catherine ruled an empire shadowed by treachery, intrigue, and deadly betrayals. But she was never able to make peace with Paul, who would go on to become czar, finally attaining his long-awaited revenge, and whose own son Alexander would reign after him. Curse Not the King is the 2nd book in the Romanov Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
British Intelligence Service agent Davina Graham falls in love with the KGB defector she has been ordered to debrief in this cold war thriller British operative Davina Graham's life is her work. Her latest assignment is her most daunting. For the past five months, she's been trying to gain the confidence of Ivan Sasanov--and against her better judgment, she's falling in love with him. Sasanov, a top KGB agent who defected to America, has an Achilles heel: He desperately misses the family he left behind in Russia. In exchange for information, his wife and daughter must be brought to England and given asylum. But the KGB is already on to him--he barely escapes an assassination attempt. And now his wife has been arrested. With Sasanov's daughter, Irina, in imminent danger, Davina knows there's only one way to save the family of the man she loves. Shifting between multiple viewpoints, this complex Cold War thriller will keep readers guessing as a diabolical chess game of espionage and intrigue plays out on a global stage. For Sasanov, it means returning to the country he betrayed. For Davina, a vulnerable woman in a place where she is now the hunted, it means risking everything for a future she may not live to see. The Defector is the 1st book in the Davina Graham Thrillers, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The Defector He was her mission: Ivan Sasanov, top KGB agent and a potentially important defector. She was his debriefer Davina Graham, a dedicated British operative who made her work her life. But he was lonely and bored, and he missed his family. So she took him home. When she fell in love with Sasanov, Davina Graham already knew that he would only co-operate if they brought his wife and daughter out of Russia. It was an almost impossible mission booby-trapped by treachery and studded with deceit but it was one for which she had to volunteer.
A historical novel spanning the first thirty years of Elizabeth I's reign, telling the intimate story of England's greatest sovereign The sickly Catholic fanatic Mary Tudor has reigned for six years when her half-sister Elizabeth ascends to the throne. After enduring years of exile following the execution of her mother, Anne Boleyn, the twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth inherits a realm divided by religious turmoil and financial collapse. She has already survived her own personal hell, nearly losing her life after her stepfather seduced her at thirteen. The ambitious Lord Admiral left her virginity intact, but took something far more valuable--her dignity and pride. Elizabeth learned a bitter lesson: There's no place for love in a royal's heart. This novel journeys through the first three decades of the reign of Elizabeth I, including her volatile relationship with Lord Robert Dudley. From bedroom intrigues to affairs of state, Elizabeth brings to life the passion and the power, illuminating the woman who, in spite of herself, still yearned for human connection. She found it with Dudley's successor, the wealthy, dazzlingly attractive Earl of Leicester. Award-winner Evelyn Anthony chronicles the monarch's long battle with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, for the throne, and advances a fascinating theory about who murdered Lord Robert's first wife, Amy Dudley.
Imperial Russia's Czar Alexander I battles Napoleon for control of Europe After declaring himself Emperor of France following a sweeping victory in Europe, General Napoleon Bonaparte, the son of a poor Corsican lawyer, is ready for his next conquest. He has no doubt that he can defeat Austria, and is confident that Russia will soon follow. After all, he triumphed in revolution and recast an empire. What has he to fear from the twenty-nine-year-old czar of a barbaric country? The grandson of Catherine the Great, Alexander I is tall, irresistibly handsome, and known for his liberal leanings and winning ways with women who are not his wife. He ascended to the throne by murdering his father and is now determined to vanquish the French emperor. Napoleon will soon learn that he has a formidable adversary in Alexander. Sweeping from St. Petersburg to Paris, from the Kremlin to the battlefield, and filled with historic authenticity, Far Flies the Eagle offers a fascinating glimpse into the Romanov family, including the controversy surrounding Alexander's relationship with his beautiful, power-hungry sister, the Grand Duchess Catherine, whom Napoleon considers marrying if he can rid himself of his years-older wife Josephine. Far Flies the Eagle is the 3rd book in the Romanov Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
In 1944, Brunnerman of the Gestapo interrogated a French Resistance agent, Terese. They were enemies But in another time, they could have been lovers. Twenty years later, they face each other again.
[from the back cover] "Romantic Suspense A Place to Hide is a stirring tale of political intrigue and terrorism, of a family tragically torn between love and loyalty. Frank Arbuthnot's Irish Catholic mother died giving him birth, and from that moment he was hated by his father, a wealthy Anglo-Irishman. Only the strong bond of love forged with his half-sister, Claire, sustains Frank, and when Claire marries and moves to England, he is easily persuaded by his mother's relatives to become a Catholic loyalist. Hearing that her brother is missing, Claire sets out on a terrifying journey across Ireland to find him, the love of her youth, now under the sway of a beautiful IRA terrorist and a pawn in the murderous game of Irish politics."
An obscure Prussian princess is transformed into Catherine the Great, the longest-ruling female leader of Russia The Prussian-born daughter of a minor princeling, Augusta Fredericka dreams of being a queen. When, one snowy December night in 1743, she's summoned to Russia to wed Grand Duke Peter Romanov, she believes all her fantasies are about to come true. But the heir to the Russian throne is not the man Augusta expects. Stunted and deformed, her husband-to-be is an impotent half-wit who plays with dolls, hates women, and can't bear to be touched. Once they wed, obtaining an heir becomes the driving obsession of Peter's aunt, the scheming, powerful Empress Elizabeth, who hires a handsome nobleman to seduce the virgin grand duchess. It works: Catherine bears a son, Paul, who is taken from her, leaving her isolated and vulnerable. Catherine finds fulfillment in a succession of lovers, but lives in constant fear for her life. Her most treacherous enemy is her own husband, who plots to have her arrested for treason. Set against the turbulent background of czarist Russia, Evelyn Anthony's novel weaves a spellbinding tale of passion and ambition and one woman's rise to power as empress of her adopted country. Rebel Princess is the 1st book in the Romanov Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Louise de Bernard's long-ago past in Nazi-occupied France comes back to haunt her when a woman shows up on her doorstep demanding payback On a tranquil tree-lined street in Paris, a woman exits a taxi. She has come from Bonn, Germany, on a mission of desperation and revenge. And in a house on the Rue de Varenne, a wife and mother is about to relive the past she thought she'd left far behind. In 1944, in Nazi-occupied France, circumstances forced Jean de Bernard and his wife to put up a German officer at their isolated chateau in St. Blaize. The American-born Louise de Bernard despised Major Heinz Minden--and her husband even more for collaborating with the Germans when their tanks first rumbled through their centuries-old village. Into this seething hotbed of betrayal and brutality, Roger Savage arrives. The undercover Allied agent recruits Louise to help him destroy a lethal nerve gas the Germans are secretly manufacturing nearby. But now a high-ranking Nazi general is dead, and an entire village is about to be punished in the most merciless and horrifying way. Culminating in post-war Germany as an SS officer prepares to stand trial for wartime atrocities, Stranger at the Gates is a spine-tingling page-turner about family and sacrifice, loyalty and love, and how ordinary people can become heroes.
An Englishwoman falls for a Russian wanted by Intelligence on both sides of the Iron Curtain in this classic tale of Cold War espionage As executive assistant to a senior diplomat at the UN, widow Judith Farrow spends most of her working hours handling classified information. When her boss insists she take some time off in Barbados, she's happy to escape her dead-end love affair with a very prominent, very married British attaché. But from the moment Judith meets Feodor Sverdlov, her low-key vacation turns into an international nightmare that threatens her job--and her life. A disillusioned military attaché working for the Soviet Embassy in Washington, DC, Sverdlov is known as a very dangerous man east and west of the Iron Curtain. Neither the British SIS nor the CIA believes his trip to the West Indies was an accident of fate. Suddenly Judith is perceived as a high-level risk, and Intelligence agent Jack Loder is dispatched to neutralize the situation. Now, Judith and Loder must identify the traitor in their midst--a mole code-named "Blue," who's firmly entrenched in DC's power circles and preparing to deliver an irreversible blow to western civilization--before it's too late.
In 1837 an 18-year-old girl ascended the throne of Great Britain. Much has been written about the Marriage of the Queen to the sensitive and country-loving Albert, but little has been said about the angry struggle that took place between husband and wife before before Victoria finally surrenderred to her love for him.
Drawn from Queen Victoria's diaries and correspondences, Evelyn Anthony's novel reimagines the story of how a sheltered eighteen-year-old girl ascended to the British throne, became a major force in politics, and fell in love with her husband When King William dies, his teenage niece Victoria becomes queen. In spite of her youth and lack of experience, the eighteen-year-old surprises her detractors by taking the reins with poise and grace, vowing to always put the welfare of her realm first. Yet from the moment she meets her cousin, the handsome, fair-haired Albert, she becomes obsessed by love. Homesick for Germany, Albert wishes the petite, birdlike creature would choose someone else. But when Victoria asks him to share her life, he has no choice but to say yes. Evelyn Anthony's novel captures Victoria's passion for Albert, along with the contradictions in her personality and monstrous ego that almost destroyed her marriage. Although she bore Albert nine children, Victoria lacked maternal instinct. In many ways she mirrored the callous indifference of the era: Child labor and grueling fourteen-hour workdays were commonplace in Victorian England. Spanning the first twenty-one years of her reign, Victoria and Albert is a love story and a revealing portrait of a marriage.
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