|John Gardner, James Patterson, Joe R. Lansdale, Dennis Lehane, Brian Garfield,
|John Gardner and Boysie Oakes!
The suave, womanising special agent for British Intelligence returns in his second thrilling adventure.
At the height of the Cold War, Boysie is sent on a routine mission to America.
In San Diego, he will be the official British observer for the test-fire of America's latest nuclear missile: The Trepholite.
But the Soviets have other plans.
A double of Boysie has been sent into the field.
And very soon Boysie is embroiled in a game of bluff and double-bluff involving a holocaustic missile, a slick con man - and Vladimir Solev, an deadly opponent and yet also a man in whom Boysie sees something of himself.
Along the way, Boysie is mixed up with two gorgeous women - the sultry Priscilla Braddock Fairchild and the luscious Chicory Triplehouse.
As he adventures across the United States, Boysie must dodge bullets, deadly predators and jealous women.
And as he arrives in San Diego the clock is ticking and Operation Understrike is under way.
'Understrike' is the second in the series of highly acclaimed spy novels featuring cowardly secret agent, Boysie Oakes. It is perfect for fans of classic British spy fiction, including Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, and Desmond Bagley.
|John Gardner, Joseph Hone, John D. MacDonald, Gregg Hurwitz, John Ball,
|Joseph Hone - 1971 espionage book
|John Camp, Gavin Lyall, Lawrence Block, Jimmy Boyle, Andy McNab,
|Daniel Silva, Robert Crais, Brian Freemantle, Ian Rankin, John D. MacDonald,
|More Charlie Muffin - book 4
|Barry Maitland, Dave Eggers, Peter Doyle, Peter May, Zane Lovitt,
|Australian crime - Peter Doyle and Billy Glasheen
|Australian crime again - Zane Lovitt
Winner, Ned Kelly Awards, Best First Fiction, 2013.
John Dorn is a private investigator. Just like his father used to be. It says 'private inquiry agent' in John's yellow pages ad because that's what his old man called himself, back before his business folded, his wife left him and he drank himself to death.
But John's not going to end up like his father. He doesn't have a wife, or much business. He doesn't really drink, either. Not yet.
In each of these ten delicious stories Zane Lovitt presents an intriguing investigation filled with humour and complex, beautifully observed characters. At their centre is John Dorn, solving not so much crimes as funny human puzzles; but the crimes, and the criminals, are forever lurking nearby, taunting him from the city's cold underworld.
It's his job to unravel the mystery, or right the wrong, or just do what the client has hired him to do. Somehow, though, there is a misstep at every turn, and John takes another small stumble towards his moment of personal truth. His midnight promise. Perhaps even his redemption.
|Robert Harris, Jess Walter, Owen Sheers, Anthony Bourdain, Larry Heinemann,
|Jess Walter - National Book Award Nominee
Answer: The Zero.
Brian Remy has no idea how he got here. It's been only five days since his city was attacked, and Remy is experiencing gaps in his life--as if he were a stone skipping across water. He has a self-inflicted gunshot wound he doesn't remember inflicting. His son wears a black armband and refuses to acknowledge that Remy is still alive. He seems to be going blind. He has a beautiful new girlfriend whose name he doesn't know. And his old partner in the police department, who may well be the only person crazier than Remy, has just gotten his picture on a box of First Responder cereal.
And these are the good things in Brian Remy's life. While smoke still hangs over the city, Remy is recruited by a mysterious government agency that is assigned to gather all of the paper that was scattered in the attacks. As he slowly begins to realize that he's working for a shadowy operation, Remy stumbles across a dangerous plot, and soon realizes he's got to track down the most elusive target of them all--himself. And the only way to do that is to return to that place where everything started falling apart.
From a young novelist of astounding talent, The Zero is an extraordinary story of searing humor and sublime horror, of blindness, bewilderment, and that achingly familiar feeling that the world has suddenly stopped making sense.
|Mark Brandon Read, Sarah Caudwell, Robert Harris, Alex James, Jed Mercurio,
Startlingly empathetic, darkly witty and deft, American Adulterer takes inspiration from the tantalising details surrounding President Kennedy's sex life and medical secrets to weave a provocatively intricate portrait of the man's affairs, illness, courage and idealism - and in JFK's love for his wife, recreates one of history's most fascinatingly enigmatic marriages.
|Anthony Bourdain - crime fiction!
|Stella Rimington, Robert B. Parker, Ryan David Jahn, Koji Suzuki, Jeremy Poolman,
|Barbara Vine, Keith Thomson, John R. Maxim, Mark Poirier, Jonas Jonasson,
|Martin H. Greenberg/Bill Pronzini (ed.), Norman Green, Ryan David Jahn, Joe R. Lansdale, Chris Rose,
|Joe R. Lansdale - Hap Collins and Leonard Pine
|Chris Rose - non-fiction regarding Hurricane Katrina
Celebrated as a local classic and heaped with national praise, "1 Dead in Attic" is a brilliant collection of columns by an award-winning "Times-Picayune" journalist chronicling the horrific damage and aftermath wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2006. Frank and compelling...vivid and invaluable ("Booklist"), it is a roller coaster ride through a devastated American wasteland as it groans for rebirth. Full of the emotion, tragedy and even humor which has made Chris Rose a favorite son and the voice of a lost city these are the stories of the dead and the living, of survivors and believers, of destruction and recovery, and of hope and despair.
With photographs by British photojournalist Charlie Varley, "1 Dead in Attic" captures New Orleans caught between an old era and a new, New Orleans in its most desperate time, as it struggled out of floodwaters and willed itself back to life."
|Another tub sorted!
LOWLIGHTS..... nothing really - a decent tub in my opinion.
FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:
|DEATH FOR A PLAYMATE
|BONE IN THE THROAT
|A SENSE OF FREEDOM
|THE EMPRESS FILE
|THE SHORTEST WAY TO HADES
|THE DEVIL'S JUMP
|A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS
|CHARLIE MUFFIN'S UNCLE SAM
|THE ROMANOV SUCCESSION
|SICK LIKE THAT
|THE FEAR INDEX
|THE PRIVATE SECTOR
|THE LAST TOMORROW
|ACTS OF VIOLENCE
|BIT OF A BLUR
|THE HUNDRED-YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED
|WRITER OF THE PURPLE RAGE
|THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO
|PRAYERS FOR RAIN
|THE MIDNIGHT PROMISE
|THE WRONG SIDE OF THE SKY
|THE LONG LAVENDER LOOK
|BRAVO TWO ZERO
|POP GOES THE WEASEL
|INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE STATE OF ARIZONA
|THE GIANT BOOK OF PRIVATE EYE STORIES (ed.)
|HIDE & SEEK
|1 DEAD IN ATTIC
|I SAW A MAN
|PRINCE OF FIRE
|ONCE A SPY
|THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER'S BOY