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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.
A woman swept into a dangerous world of international espionage can trust no one--least of all the assassin she has fallen in love with--in this intricate thriller by master storyteller Evelyn Anthony When Elizabeth Cameron leaves Rome for the Middle East at her uncle Huntley's request, she has no idea that she's about to become a pawn in an international conspiracy that threatens her life and everything she believes America stands for. Huntley Cameron is a kingmaker. One of the most powerful men in the world, he has a brilliant plan to place a candidate in the White House, which, if successful, could be the greatest political coup the United States has ever seen. Bruno Keller grew up in abject poverty fighting for survival. Now, he's a paid assassin who lives by his own code of honor. But his latest assignment comes with an unexpected complication: a beautiful, vulnerable woman. Hunted by both the CIA and the KGB, Elizabeth and Bruno can trust no one--not even their own countrymen. As the truth about a diabolical conspiracy comes to light, the pieces are in play for an assassination that will have political, religious, and economic reverberations for decades to come.
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.
The diamond industry explodes in anarchy when a cache of rare gems is discovered in Russia in this intellectual thriller At London's Diamond Enterprises, a major crisis is brewing: In the tundra of northern Russia, a newly discovered mine is producing a cache of flawless, five-carat red diamonds. These dazzling "blood stones" are beyond price, and powerful jeweler Ivan Karakov is about to sign an exclusive contract with Moscow to sell the gems. He must be stopped before he destabilizes the market and sends the industry plunging into free fall. With the future of Diamond Enterprises at risk, its employees start scrambling for power. Young, ambitious James Hastings--whose beautiful wife, Elizabeth, is his most powerful asset as well as his most dangerous weakness--is sent to Russia to negotiate with Karakov. Chairman Julius Heyderman, haunted by his tragic past and troubled daughter, returns from South Africa to deal with longtime adversary Arthur Harris. Reece, trapped in a relationship he can't control, is universally hated by all at DE, while Ray Andrews seeks redemption for a terrible mistake and Ruth Fraser sleeps her way to the top in hopes of becoming DE's first female leader. A riveting tale of greed, betrayal, and industrial espionage, Blood Stones reveals how much people are willing to sacrifice for money.
Charles I: the last absolute monarch to reign over England, and one of the most ill-fated kings of the tragic, splendid dynasty of the Royal Stuarts. This is a story of passionate love--between Charles and his queen, Henrietta Maria. It is a story of adventure--a reign that collapsed into a bloody and savage civil war. And it is a story of great events, dominant personalities, faith, and great courage.
Lovers are torn apart by war in this passionate, action-packed romance set during the Jacobite uprising Beautiful, headstrong Katharine Fraser has done the unthinkable: She has fallen in love with the eldest son of her father's longtime enemy. A nobleman with a notorious past, James Macdonald of Dundrenan is ready to sacrifice his home and heritage for the woman he loves. But fate has other plans. The struggle to restore Bonny Prince Charles to the throne results in a fiery call to arms across Scotland, and Katharine and James's wedding day ends in savage murder. Driven apart by tragedy, James vows his allegiance to the prince against the invading British Army and Katharine embarks on a path of revenge that will lead her into the arms of another man and far from her beloved girlhood home of Clandara. Against the backdrop of eighteenth-century Scotland, from the ashes of a battlefield to the ruins of a magnificent ancestral castle, Katharine and James--torn apart by betrayal, bound by a love stronger than hate--will fight for their homeland.
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 female Intelligence agent is dispatched to spy on a group of retired spooks engaging in international terrorism in this post-Cold War thriller After three decades serving king and country, fifty-one-year-old Harry Oakham is put out to pasture with a miserly pension. But the former civil servant has his own ideas for his so-called retirement. He settles into a luxury hotel in the English countryside and rounds up a disgruntled crew of the world's most brilliant ex-spooks, including a German expert in counter-espionage and interrogation, a KGB tactician, a former Mossad terrorist, and a lethal blond killer. Hiring themselves out to the highest bidder, their first job is the assassination of a Saudi prince. Meanwhile, still smarting from a recent divorce, undercover diplomat-turned-agent Rosa Bennet has been dispatched to the Doll's House to spy on Oakham and make sure the retired agent is adapting to civilian life. The last thing the Intelligence agent expects is to fall in love with her target. And when Oakham's recruits get wind of his affair with Rosa--and her true identity--they will devise a plan to eliminate the traitor in their midst.
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.
An investigative reporter hired to expose corruption at the highest levels of the government uncovers a chilling link to World War II in this expertly crafted thriller As investigative reporter for the Sunday Herald's high-profile "Exposure" column, Julia Hamilton exposes everything from corruption in high places to the mutilation and murder of five-year-old twin sisters in a small Welsh village. Now that Julia's proven herself, her boss, Lord William Western, entrusts her with her most challenging assignment yet: Dig up dirt on rival media tycoon Harold King. Rumored to be linked to the Mafia and terrorist groups, King came out of nowhere to emerge as one of the country's most controversial figures. Julia must find out what the self-proclaimed Pole--who speaks fluent German--is concealing. With formidable editor Ben Harris accompanying her, she travels to Nessenberg, Germany, where a young King--then known as Hans Koenig--was rescued from a refugee camp after the war by a kindhearted Englishwoman. As they delve deeper, Julia and Ben uncover evidence that King's entire past may be pure invention. But the truth is far more horrific than anyone imagines: a legacy of hate and mass murder that stretches back almost a half century--and a shared secret that two powerful men are determined to keep buried forever.
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.
Forced to wed a notorious Scotsman, a sheltered French heiress is drawn into a world of intrigue and debauchery as she battles for her husband's heart against a dangerous rival in this thrilling sequel to Clandara Charles Macdonald has been given an ultimatum: To settle his gambling debts and avoid being sent to the Bastille, he must marry his cousin Anne de Bernard. Anne is beautiful, innocent, and the richest woman in France. Forced into a marriage of convenience, she vows that no matter what her husband takes from her, he will never have her heart. Charles wants only to return to court--and the bed of his notorious mistress, the captivating widowed Baroness Louise de Vitale. When Anne is brought to Versailles at the king's command, the young, inexperienced bride is no match for Louise's wiles. The French court soon becomes a stage on which a drama of jealousy and deadly intrigue will play out. As two women fight for the love of one man, a terrible act of malice will destroy one life as it transforms another. With its rich historical canvas, peopled by the real-life figures of King Louis XV, royal mistress Comtesse du Barry, and future queen Marie Antoinette, The French Bride is author Evelyn Anthony at her spellbinding best.
Max has been having the same dream ever since the end of the war. The horrifying final moments in the Führer's Bunker, the brutal beating, the dying man--and his last desperate words. Years later Max hears the same words on the lips of another dying man, and finds himself caught in a chilling search for Hitler's last legacy--the Führer's final evil bequest. The dream is no longer a dream but a nightmare, and Max must try to live through it. . . .
Charles Macdonald and his parents, exiled Scots, take refuge at the splendid and decadent eighteenth-century Versailles court of Louis XV. Charles, a ruthless and degenerate young man, is soon forced by his gambling debts into an arranged marriage with his cousin, Anne. Anne is beautiful and wealthy--and in love with Charles. But none of this prevents him from carrying on with his mistress, the Baroness de Vitale, who in turn inflicts cruelties and humiliations upon Anne. When Anne finds that her life is in danger, Charles must decide what sort of man he wants to be, and which woman he truly cares for.
Three generations of women grapple with a legacy of secrets, lies, love, and loss Ashton. The place dreams are made of? For most of her life, Nancy Vandekar has been haunted by the same disturbing nightmare in which a menacing figure in the shadows calls out her mother's name: Diana. When Nancy found love, she thought she'd left her past far behind. But now a capricious twist of fate brings her back to Ashton. The magnificent family home masks a legacy of damning secrets, illicit love, suicide, and violence that casts its long shadow over three generations of women. First, there's Nancy's grandmother Alice, the spirited American beauty whose passionate wartime romance has far-reaching consequences for those who come after her. Then Diana, the vivacious debutante whose sexual obsession nearly destroys them all. And finally Nancy, the last remaining heir. She alone can restore the Vandekar name. But is she ready to face the truth about her family? Spanning decades of extraordinary change, The House of Vandekar paints an indelible portrait of three unforgettable women.
When Christina Nordohl meets wealthy English widower, Richard Farrington, in Stockholm, it changes her life. They fall in love, and she returns to England with him as his wife. On his death twelve years later, Richard bequeaths Christina and her young daughter a great house, land, money, and a priceless Hebrew manuscript. But Richard's legacy comes with a downside in the form of his turbulent, hate-filled son, Alan, who has been disinherited. At his father's funeral he announces that he will contest the will, and has discovered something that will tear Christina and her daughter's world apart. Among the team defending Christina is the cold and sinister Swede, Rolf Wallberg--what is his real motive for taking the case? Christina neither likes nor trusts him. But neither of them can resist the force that brings them together.
Peter Arundsen is bored--bored with his conventional wife, and bored with his conventional city job. He hankers after his dangerous past, when he was a spy with the SIS, and cherishes his contact with ex-colleagues at weekend parties hosted by their old chief, Philip Wetherby. When one of these parties is overshadowed by news of a defection, Arundsen resists Wetherby's request to investigate. But he cannot resist Wetherby's beautiful and mysterious niece. He finds himself, against his better judgement, drawn into the investigation, and so into a tangle of treason, intrigue--and a trap from which it seems there is no escape.
Katherine Dexter's brother is dead. It was heroin that killed him, but Katherine can't help but blame his death on the organized crime so rife in Italy. The drug trade may not make much money for the small-time pushers, the petty crooks, and the addicts. But for the men at the top--men like the Malaspigas, who run their yachts and their big houses on the profits of other people's misery--drugs are big money. The Bureau of Narcotics are determined to nail these men once and for all. It'll be a dangerous enterprise, full of deceit. And they want Katherine Malaspiga Dexter to help them. . . .
The wife of a prominent British politician returns to Ireland to find her missing half-brother--and plunges into a hotbed of political unrest and murder The wife of an important British Cabinet minister, Claire Fraser lives the kind of life that fills the society pages. But when the disappearance of her half-brother, Frank Arbuthnot, makes international headlines, she abandons her very public life in London to search for him in her native Ireland. On returning to her homeland, Claire is besieged by memories of a childhood full of innocent adventures and games, family dogs to feed, ponies to ride--and Frank ever at her side. Her half-brother had always been there, keeping her safe, her dearest and closest ally. And now he's vanished--kidnapped, possibly murdered. Clare knows she has to find him; Frank needs her now, more than ever. Cross-cutting between past and present, England and the political unrest of strife-torn Ireland, No Enemy but Time is a page-turning thriller as well as a tragic love story.
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