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Sharpe's Rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 (Richard Sharpe #6)by Bernard Cornwell
WHEN SHARPE RISES FROM THE RANKS TO TAKE COMMAND HE FINDS HIMSELF WITH AN UNEXPECTED ALLY IN THE WAR AGAINST NAPOLEON It's 1809, and the powerful French juggernaut is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the 95th Rifles. He must lead them to safety--and the only way of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain. Blas Vivar and his band of intrepid Spanish soldiers may prove to be their salvation. But Vivar is transporting a mysterious chest that he claims can shift the tides of war, and the French are determined to get it-no matter the cost.
In a battery of events that will make a hero out of an illiterate private, a young Richard Sharpe poses as the enemy to bring down a ruthless Indian dictator backed by fearsome French troops. The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military career. An inexperienced young private in His Majesty's service, Sharpe becomes part of an expedition to India to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive out his French allies. To penetrate the Tippoo's city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there, Sharpe has to pose as a deserter. Success will make him a sergeant, but failure will turn him over to the Tippoo's brutal executioners -- or, worse -- his man-eating tigers. Picking his way through an exotic and alien world. Sharpe realizes that one slip will mean disaster. And when the furious British assault on the city finally begins, Sharpe must take up arms against his true comrades to preserve his false identity, risking death at their hands in order to avoid detection and thus to foil the Tippoo's well-set trap.
The year is 1805, and the Calliope, with Richard Sharpe aboard, is captured by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which has been terrorizing British nautical traffic in the Indian Ocean. The French warship races toward the safety of its own fleet, carrying a stolen treaty that could provoke India into a new war against the British -- and render for naught all that Sharpe has bravely fought for till now.But help comes from an unexpected quarter. An old friend, a captain in the Royal Navy, is on the trail of the Revenant, and Sharpe comes aboard a 74-gun man-of-war called Pucelle in hot pursuit. What results is a breathtaking retelling of one of the most ferocious and one-sided sea battles in European history, in which Nelson -- and Sharpe -- vanquish the combined naval might of France and Spain at Trafalgar.
The British and their allies are preparing for a grand society ball in Brussels. Amongst the names on the glittering guest-list is a very reluctant newly promoted Lieutenant Colonel Richard Sharpe. Sharpe finds himself on the personal staff of the Young Frog, Frederick, Prince of Orange, who, at a tender age and with no experience whatsoever, has been given command of a large proportion of the Allied Forces. More concerned with cutting a dash at the ball, the Young Frog refuses to listen to Sharpe's scouting reports of an enormous French army marching towards Brussels with the lately returned Emperor Napoleon at its head-- until it is nearly too late. In the middle of the festivities Sharpe bursts in with the news that the British-Prussian link is under attack-- and in the scramble that ensues, as officers are ordered to rejoin their regiments, he comes face-to-face with his estranged wife, Jane, and her lover, Lord John Rossendale, on whom he has sworn revenge. The British counter Napoleon's cavalry at Quatre Bras and suffer heavy losses-- but this is just a prelude to what is to come. The battle of Waterloo, when it commences, is the most hard-fought and bloody of Sharpe's long career, for Wellington has few reserves of men or guns with which to hold back the massive French attack until the long-awaited Prussian army arrives. Victory, a seeming impossibility, rests on the determination of the British infantry in the face of vastly superior fire power and repeated French cavalry charges. In the battle of Waterloo, the culmination of Sharpe's career, he is in the thick of things, fighting alongside his old friends and playing a decisive role, as Cornwell dramatically re-creates the great British triumph.
K.J. Parker's new novel is a perfectly executed tale of intrigue and deception.For the first time in nearly forty years, an uneasy truce has been called between two neighbouring kingdoms. The war has been long and brutal, fought over the usual things: resources, land, money...Now, there is a chance for peace. Diplomatic talks have begun and with them, the games. Two teams of fencers represent their nations at this pivotal moment.When the future of the world lies balanced on the point of a rapier, one misstep could mean ruin for all. Human nature being what it is, does peace really have a chance?
Heart-pounding action meets smoldering desire in USA TODAY bestselling author Cynthia Eden's Shadow Agents miniseries! Two years ago Gunner Ortez saved Sydney Sloan's life on a mission gone wrong. And ever since then, he's been watching her back. Now a hostage-rescue mission is about to blow the Elite Ops agents' lives apart once again. Working side by side back in the jungles of Peru, the heat between Sydney and Gunner is hotter than ever-and so are the threats to their lives. With the danger escalating, Sydney knows Gunner is her only hope at successfully completing their assignment. But the ex-SEAL who arouses passion she'd only dreamed about also poses the greatest risk to the secret she carries in her heart...and in her belly.
Like all previous Darkover novels, this story is complete in itself and does not depend on knowledge of any other. More than any other Darkover book, however, this one was written by popular demand. One result of writing novels as they occurred to me, instead of following strict chronological order, was that I began with an attempt to solve the final problems of the society; each novel thus suggested one laid in an earlier time, in an attempt to explain how the society had reached that point. Unfortunately, that meant that relatively mature novels, early in the chronology of Darkover, were followed by books written when I was much younger and relatively less skilled at storytelling; and of all these, the least satisfactory was The Sword of Aldones, perhaps because this book was, in essence, dreamed up at the age of fifteen. In 1975 I made a landmark decision; that in writing The Heritage of Hastur, I would not be locked into the basically immature concepts set forth in Sword, even at the sacrifice of consistency in the series. After Heritage appeared in print, Sword of Aldones seemed even less satisfactory--for years, it seemed that everyone I met asked me when I was going to rewrite it. For years I replied "Never," or "I don't want to go back to it." But I finally decided that I had, in Sword of Aldones, developed a basically good idea, without the skill or maturity to handle it as well as it deserved; and that the characters deserved serious treatment by a matured writer. I decided not to rewrite, but to write an entirely new book based on events in the same time frame as Sword. The present book is the result.
Joe O'Loughlin is in familiar territory-standing on a bridge high above a flooded gorge, trying to stop a distraught woman from jumping. "You don't understand," she whispers, and lets go. Joe is haunted by his failure to save the woman, until her teenage daughter finds him and reveals that her mother would never have committed suicide-not like that. She was terrified of heights.What could have driven her to commit such a desperate act? Whose voice? What evil?Having devoted his career to repairing damaged minds, Joe must now confront an adversary who tears them apart. With pitch-perfect dialogue, believable characters, and astonishingly unpredictable plot twists, Shatter is guaranteed to keep even the most avid thriller readers riveted long into the night.
Secrets, betrayal, and a mysterious family history plague the heroine in the latest novel from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Pursuit."
In the time it takes to answer the telephone, Jenni's life changes forever. Her Husband Michael has been arrested, but before she can tell him one more time she loves him, she finds herself a widow, facing ugly accusations about her husband. Will she believe the accusations or seek to prove his innocence?
As Alex and Colin speed toward their new home in San Francisco where Courtney awaits them, they are pursued by a madman who is also eager to see Courtney.
The past is never over. It just gets dusty. Lisa Grant was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky, when the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, she takes the first job she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy, and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job was Scott's fond feelings for her mother, who treated him well when he was just a farmhand on the Grants' large horse farm while Lisa was growing up. After she misses an important court date, Lisa doesn't get any special treatment from Scott. As punishment, he sends her to organize cold-case files in the basement of the courthouse. What Lisa expects to be a mind-numbingly boring task turns into anything but that when a missing-persons case draws her attention. The details of the case are engrossing: an entire family -- father, mother, and two children -- disappeared without a trace more than twenty-eight years ago. Except that's not all: the mother in a photo Lisa finds could be her own twin. Before Lisa can learn more, a series of catastrophes strikes close to home, and she realizes that finding the photo has put her in terrible danger. Determined to uncover the truth, she confides in Scott, and their relationship develops into something beyond that of employer and employee. Together they unravel a terrifying web of criminal connections that could shatter what Lisa knows of her past. And it's clear someone will go to shocking lengths to make sure certain secrets stay hidden.
A fiery, action-packed installment in Mari Mancusi's heart-pounding Scorched trilogy Trinity, Connor, and Caleb are trying to stay under the radar, holed up in an abandoned West Texas farmhouse. Their only problem is Emmy: a baby dragon that's growing like crazy. When Emmy is caught on tape and the video goes viral, they find themselves on the run again. Their only hope comes from an old map leading to a man who has come from the future to help them. But with the government hot on their heels and Caleb's growing addiction to spending time in the Nether world, will they be able to reach him in time? And will keeping Emmy safe end up being too high a price for Trinity to pay?
Finalist for ITW's 2008 Thriller Award in Best Paperback Original. FBI profiler Ulysses Grove is sure he's this close to trapping a serial killer . . . but the killer is planning a gruesome surprise that will come far too close to home. . . The Image Of Murder The Mississippi Ripper likes to work in pairs--of victims. For every dead body laid to waste, a second one faces it, a grotesque mirror image of terror and torment. Special Agent Ulysses Grove thinks he knows the method to the killer's madness. But grasping the twisted logic behind the brutal slayings propels him onto a path of danger--to him and to everything he holds dear. Pushed to the limit, Grove's only hope is to dig deep into his own past. But this is one serial killer with powerful resources--and Grove's worst fears are already one step ahead of him... "M. Night Shyamalan, meet Harlan Coben."--David Ellis Praise For Twisted "Scarily real and really scary--everything a great thriller should be."--Lee Child Praise For Frozen "A thrilling, beautifully paced skyrocket of a novel."--Peter Straub "A relentless chiller that leaves you guessing and gasping again and again."--David Morrell "An author of impressive range, depth, and audacity." --Chicago Tribune
This is the first book to illuminate the general psychological processes underlying responses to all traumas - past work has focused only on a single type, such as bereavement or rape. With the larger theoretical framework provided here, we can solve the larger puzzle - understanding not only the impact of overwhelming life events, but also the numerous coping processes that occur in the aftermath of trauma.
INSIDE AN AIR FORCE ACADEMY SEX SCANDAL INVESTIGATION, ANOTHER HEINOUS CRIME COMES TO LIGHT: MURDER. Major Nathan Malone figured his DWI charge was about to get him fired from the Office of Special Investigations. Instead, he's pulled from his holding cell to take on a shocking case: during an ongoing Congressional investigation into a sex scandal at the U.S. Air Force Academy, two female cadets are found brutally murdered. Accustomed to living on the edge, and used to his chiseled looks opening doors, Malone finds his devil-may-care attitude is shaken to the core as he and his partner, the uncompromising Marva "Mother" Hubbard, track a sadistic killer intent on keeping the secrets of the past buried deep.
Darcy Wills is desperate. A painful secret is ruining her closest friendships at Bluford High School. And an even deeper lie is tearing her family apart. Unwilling to lose the people she loves, Darcy must confront her past and the truth. What she discovers will change her world forever.
Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in marrying her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron, becoming his second wife. When the government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch. They lived in squalor and desolate conditions in the Mexican desert with Verlan's six brothers, one sister, and numerous wives and children. Readers will be appalled and astonished, but most amazingly, greatly inspired. Irene's dramatic story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children found their way out, into truth and redemption.
THE CASE THAT SHOCKED THE WORLDIn 1991, an 11-year-old-girl was abducted in broad daylight. Eighteen years later, a policewoman at UC Berkeley confronted a deranged man accompanied by two young girls. During questioning the next day, the girls' mother blurted: 'I am Jaycee Lee Dugard. ' Her companion was identified as Phillip Craig Garrido--a convicted drug user, rapist and sexual predator. An astonishing story was about to unfold . . . THE EVIL THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED . . . Now, award-winning author Robert Scott brings to light previously unrevealed information about Garrido's criminal past and manipulation of the legal system. With police and psychologist testimony, this book shows how Garrido managed to get out of a 50-year prison sentence--to shatter the innocence of Jaycee Lee Dugard forever . . . 'A ground-breaking book. ' - Robert K. TanenbaumINCLUDES 16 PAGES OF PHOTOS
The Case That Shocked The WorldIn 1991, an 11-year-old-girl was abducted in broad daylight. Eighteen years later, a policewoman at UC Berkeley confronted a deranged man accompanied by two young girls. During questioning the next day, the girls' mother blurted: "I am Jaycee Lee Dugard." Her companion was identified as Phillip Craig Garrido--a convicted drug user, rapist and sexual predator. An astonishing story was about to unfold. . .The Evil That Never Should Have Happened. . .Now, award-winning author Robert Scott brings to light previously unrevealed information about Garrido's criminal past and manipulation of the legal system. With police and psychologist testimony, this book shows how Garrido managed to get out of a 50-year prison sentence--to shatter the innocence of Jaycee Lee Dugard forever. . .Includes 16 pages of photos
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN JUSTICE FAILS THE LAWMAN? SANCTUARY, OREGON. A town where the local diner owner makes you drink your milk-no matter how old you are. Where juvenile delinquency means blowing up outhouses. Where folks not only know their neighbors, but care about them. For widowed sheriff's deputy Dan Justice, it's a place where he and his kids can heal and grow. Shelby Wilson loves Sanctuary and her work with troubled teens. Teens like Jayce Dalton. Sure, he's as troubled as they come, but Shelby knows the new deputy is exactly what Jayce needs. She just didn't expect that Dan might be what she's always needed, too. But sleepy little Sanctuary has a dark side, steeped in pain and secrets. Secrets that could destroy everything Dan holds dear. Secrets that will one day have Dan groping through the fog toward a lifeless body-and faith-shattering I. Can Dan find sanctuary in the light of God's justice?
Xend'rik. The dark continent. A land of once-proud empires that now lie in ruin. A land shrouded in mystery where monsters and dark powers stalk the jungles, where only the bravest and most foolhardy will venture. Now a band of war-weary soldiers must brave the depths of Xen'drik in search of an artifact that is the last hope to save one of their own.From the Paperback edition.
43 Light St.Where suspense and romance meetHe was the father of her unborn baby.The first time he touched her, Miquel Valero knew Jessie Douglas posed a danger...to him and to herself. No matter how his body hardened for hers, he could never claim her-or, like others in his life, she'd be killed. But on that hot, humid night when Jessie came to his aid, Miguel could no longer resist her. Just one night in her arms, then he'd send her away. But now, eight months later, Jessie is back-and pregnant...and the desperate killer is on their trail and closing in...."...blistering romance and heart-in-your-mouth suspense."-Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times
When Shamur Uskevren, the matriarch of one of Sembia's oldest and most powerful merchant families, is tricked by an angry wizard into an assassination attempt on her own husband, her family is thrown into turmoil. Once the truth is dicovered, she and her husband must struggle to save their family and stop the sorcerer. But in her anger, she has fogotten one thing: in the world of intrigue and decption, of shadows and lies that is Sembia, nothing is ever what it seems.From the Paperback edition.
A powerful 50-page digital-only novella set in the world of Rae Carson's acclaimed and epic fantasy The Girl of Fire and Thorns. A teenage girl must fight to survive when her village is destroyed by enemy sorcerers.
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