'Starts off like a fired bullet and never lets up. A sheer delight' David Baldacci.
At a global tech gala hosted at the British Museum, scientist Tobias Hawke is due to unveil an astonishing breakthrough. His AI system appears to have reached consciousness, making Hawke the leading light in his field.
But when terrorists storm the building, they don't just leave chaos in their wake. They seize Hawke's masterwork, sparking a chain reaction of explosive events which could end the world as we know it.
Michael North, ex-assassin and spy-for-hire, must find the killers and recover the AI. But he can't do it alone. Hawke's wife, Esme, and teenage hacker, Fangfang, have their own reasons to help complete North's mission – and together they unravel a dark and deadly conspiracy which stretches right to the top of the British elite.
Can North survive long enough to uncover the whole truth? Or is it already too late for humanity?
REVIEWS FOR CURSE THE DAY:
'A slick, fast-paced thriller from a master storyteller ... Do yourself a favour and buy this book!' LJ Ross.
'A rip-roaring road trip into the dark heart of a corrupt, cynical British establishment' Financial Times.
'With a plot Fleming or Forsyth would be proud of and a hero to rival Jack Reacher, Curse the Day just might be the Thriller of the Year' Howard Linksey.
'Relentlessly plotted with a blistering pace, Curse the Day is a sharply drawn, gleefully witty conspiracy thriller. Tackling tomorrow's nightmare today, this is a superb novel' M.W. Craven.
'A brilliant technothriller that reads like a Bond movie, complete with terrific action sequences, memorable characters, and the fate of the world at stake ... The pace never lets up and the story stays with you long after the final page' Zoe Sharp.
'Packed with no-holds-barred action and memorable characters. It's a blast!' James Swallow.
PRAISE FOR JUDITH O'REILLY:
'A terrific future-shock thriller full of pace, tension, character, and emotion' Lee Child. 'Fast-paced and packed with action' Mick Herron. 'A high-octane plot that centres around the dark heart of British political power' Sunday Times. 'Thought-provoking, pacy and thrilling' Sunday Mirror. 'A gritty, action-packed, page-turner' Andy McNab. 'New thriller writers come and go. I suspect this lady will stick around'Frederick Forsyth. 'A constantly surprising, heart-felt, desperately exciting super-thriller – and a truly standout action-adventure novel ... Left me both smiling and breathless' Rob Parker.
Something else has been living beneath the Earth. Now, it's their time to rule . . . The Yellowstone supervolcano has begun to erupt, sending North America into chaos and the rest of the world into a panic. People are dangerous and desperate, knowing this will plunge the continent, and the world, into perpetual winter.Until they realize that the eruption is the least of their worries . . . Out of the massive chasm comes more than ash and lava. Giant monsters emerge, bent on destroying everything in sight.Federal Marshal Lu Morgan and a ragtag group of survivors and soldiers must fight hard to stay alive and beat back the invasion of massive creatures.It is a race against time, and a race for survival, as all involved struggle to find answers as to where the monsters came from and how to stop them.
The follow-up to Reconciliation blends science fiction and suspense in this tale about humans’ quest for immortality—and a son’s quest for justice. Mia and Zakariah Davis risked their lives to secure an activated sample of the life-prolonging “Eternal virus” for their teenage son Rix—and while Zakariah survived, Mia didn’t. Overcome by grief, Zakariah is determined to contact her spirit in the afterlife, while Rix wants revenge, no matter the cost. Niko, the teenage clone of Zakariah’s dead sister, has received the Eternal virus—and has been captured by vampires who drain her blood nightly for its rejuvenating effects. Rix intends to help Niko escape. And once they join forces, they will go in search of Mia’s murderer . . . This action-packed neo-cyberpunk tale continues the story of Reconciliation, in which “themes of transcendence and family love play out against backdrops of real and virtual worlds” (Publishers Weekly).
Captain John Farragut and the crew of the U.S.S. Merrimack face their greatest challenge as Caesar Romulus declares war on the United States of America with a direct attack on Earth. The Merrimack retaliates with an assault on the Roman capital world of Palatine, and in the midst of the chaos, the Hive descends on Earth. With the battle raging, Farragut finds himself in the middle of a final deadly showdown.
THE VICTORY WAS HOLLOW.
Too hard-fought. Too short-lived.
Now, scattered and hunted by the monstrous rakul, Rachel and Jarek must do everything they can to protect their friends and keep their brewing Enochian weapons safe long enough for one slim chance at turning the tides. But first, they have to find each other. And with no comm network to speak of and a squadron of galaxy-class killers on their tails, nothing is quite so simple.
Harvest has fallen. Earth stands on the brink of destruction, it's would-be defenders staring down the precipice.
They won't go down without a fight.
But what if their fight was never enough?
Grab your copy of Retribution now, and suit up for the thrilling conclusion of The Harvesters Series!
Meet Easie Damasco: rogue, thieving swine, and total charmer
Even the wicked can't rest when a vicious warlord and the force of enslaved giants he commands invade their homeland. Damasco might get away in one piece, but he's going to need help.
"A fast-paced, witty and original fantasy, reminiscent of Scott Lynch and Fritz Leiber." -Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Empire in Black & Gold
"Fast-paced, quick-witted, engaging; as apt a description of Easie Damasco, reluctant hero, as of the novel itself." -Juliet E. McKenna, author of the The Tales of Einarinn series.
Tom Swift enters an upcoming race with his specially-designed prototype electric race car. But as he makes the final preparations and adjustments, days before the race, he discovers a plot that would bankrupt not only his family, but also everyone else that relies on the local bank (which is the target of a nefarious bank-run scheme). Tom must solve the mystery and stop the criminals behind the plot before he'll test himself on a 500 mile race against some of the best electric cars and skilled drivers in the United States. Listeners are forewarned that some elements and characters included in Tom Swift books portray certain ethnic groups in a very dated manner that modern readers, and listeners, may find offensive. Despite the racially stereotyped behavior and pronunciation in the books, the Reader believes it makes sense to read what's written in order to be faithful to the author's intent.Summary from Wikipedia and modified by the Reader
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