Japan's defeat looms… Kate dreams of rescue… Her lover prepares his last stand…
"Exquisitely written…an exciting and exactingly brutal slice of history…" — BookLife by Publishers Weekly Prize in Fiction
Five lives caught in a maelstrom:
Kate van Dam is struggling to survive the squalor and deprivation of an internment camp. Faced with a sick mother, little food and medicines she accepts the dubious offer of 'hostess work' at Japanese officers' club....
Japan's surrender saves Lt Kenichi Ota from a suicidal last stand. But to save the woman he loves he will have to draw his sword once again...
Highlander Alun MacDonald has had his fill of the British Army but now faces a new, unpredictable foe and must trust his former enemies with his life...
Lamban longs for independence for Indonesia. A chance encounter with an activist plunges him into a teeming, dangerous world of secret societies, plots and the whirlwind of revolution....
War Correspondent Meg Graham is expecting to cover Japan's defeat. Instead she is pitched into a ruthless struggle for an empire unrestrained by rules of war.
"An ambitious, unconventional, compelling saga of men at war, captivity, forced prostitution, murder, political dirty tricks and mob terror in Japanese-occupied and revolutionary Indonesia. Rory Marron's Black Sun, Red Moon and Merdeka Rising give us an almost tangible glimpse of the chaos that was Java in 1945-46. His writing, infused with imaginative speculation, is sweeping, poignant, passionate and unflinching."(Publisher's Catalogue)
"I was there! Excellent, almost true story… I can vouch for many of the things that happened." — Amazon Customer Review
"The pace zips along…" — Army Rumour Service (UK)
"A good, realistic account based on actual events. Well worth reading!" — Stuart Guild (27th Field Regiment Royal Artillery, Burma 1944-45)
Japan's sudden surrender ends the Second World War but triggers the Indonesian declaration of independence from the Netherlands, catching the returning Dutch and 'Southeast Asia's peacekeepers', the British, by surprise. In a chaotic, mistrustful peace the British order the Japanese to defend the white colonial order. Recent foes have no choice but to become allies...of a kind. In greatest peril are 80,000 European women and children interned by the Japanese. Defenceless, abandoned and half-starved, some of them former sex slaves of the Japanese, they become hostages to fortune. As their former guards become their guardians, protecting them from hostile mobs, hatreds and prejudices are hastily re-examined. British, Gurkha and Indian troops, veterans of the bitter Burma campaign, arrive in Java expecting a warm welcome, grateful civilians and easy duties. Very soon their orders are rewritten, their mission and motives questioned, as they face determined, frequently suicidal opposition…
LOTTIE and CHARLOTTE are not having a good morning. They’ve woken up in strange beds. Not to mention, unfamiliar bodies. What is going on?
At least Lottie’s boyfriend, JOSH, is by her side. If only Lottie didn’t have this nagging feeling that something important happened last night, but she blew it.
CHARLOTTE feels terrible. She’s woken up with a hangover of gargantuan proportions. She is the woman who drinks only according to the Government guidelines. And where the hell are her husband and children?
Then, there is EVE who thinks she is taking part in some innovative science experiment which will change the world and bring benefits to many. Is she? And just why is the director of the project so pleased with her?
The three heroines must work out what is going on if they are ever to return to their real lives. Along the way, there will be tempting encounters with six-pack abs guys, full-on flirtations, Hollywood stars, riotous parties, blackmail and far too much champagne.
Come along and enjoy the adventure in this terrific read for women! If you love escapist, funny chick lit, you have come to the right place.
What would happen if the water ran out?Ex-Marine Martin Makepeace only learned the truth of the maxim that you don’t know what you have until you lose it, the day his wife walked out on him with their two kids. Now, the social worker does his best to take care of those who need it most.But good deeds mean nothing when the water just . . . disappears. It hasn’t rained for months, and now, in the height of summer, the taps run dry. And not, as they first suspect, because of a burst water main. In the deprived areas where Martin works, the water’s been intentionally cut off. And it’s his job, he discovers, to tell the families he cares for not to panic.Martin soon has more problems than lack of water. His daughter is sick with fever. And as riots over bottled water start, Martin’s teenage son is framed, and arrested, for a terrible crime. Soon Martin is left with no choice but to take drastic action to save his family, while corrupt politicians try and use the situation to their advantage, with calamitous results . . .
"Highly propulsive, incredibly seductive. A masterclass in how to develop intrigue and heighten tension. I loved it." CJ Skuse, author of SWEETPEA
Langlands House is haunted, but not by the ghost you think.
Augusta McAndrew lives on a remote Scottish estate with her grandmother, Rose. For her own safety, she hides from outsiders, as she has done her entire life. Visitors are few and far between - everyone knows that Langlands House is haunted.
One day Rose goes out and never returns, leaving Augusta utterly alone. Then Tom McAllister arrives - good-looking and fascinating, but dangerous. What he has to tell her could tear her whole world apart.
As Tom and Augusta become ever closer, they must face the question: is love enough to overcome the ghosts of the past?
In the end, Langlands House and its inhabitants hold more secrets than they did in the beginning...
It is July 1881 in Paris, France, as a deformed musical savant awakens in a morphine-induced fog and realizes his suicide attempt has been unsuccessful. Although it frightens him to think he has to live again and try to correct his erring ways, Erik begins to formulate a plan that he hopes will provide him with a chance at a new life and the one thing he is craving most of allacceptance.
After he reconnects with his love, Christine, they flee Paris, hopefully without detection. His plan is to escape the authorities and his rival, Raoul, and hide. After the traumatic life he has led, all Erik wants to do is live in peace with Christine. However, it seems the curse that Erik believes is shadowing him is not willing to let him rest. Even as the curse causes one obstacle after another, Erik remarkably finds a way to overcome each challenge. But will he ever be able to truly keep the curse at bay and live a serene life with Christine?
In this continuing historical saga, a musical scholar leaves his old life behind and escapes Paris with a beautiful woman in the hope of shedding a curse and finding inner peace and love.
Bruns is a masterful storyteller who skillfully crafts a world that is vivid and engrossing (Susan Rueppel, PhD).
Captain Paul is based on life of John Paul Jones, a captain in the American Navy during the revolutionary war. This epic adventure is written in best traditions of Duma's work featuring numerous battles, true love, heroes, villains, and intrigue.
This ebook bundle contains the first nine novels of the Inspector Green Mystery series by Barbara Fradkin. On dangerous backstreets of Ottawa, Homicide Inspector Michael Green leads complex investigations into sensational cases. When his job puts his marriage, life, and even his family in harm's way, Green's obsession with uncovering the truth leaves him grappling with the ultimate meaning of justice.
"…combines a suspenseful story with plenty of opportunities to see the brook-no-nonsense inspector out of his natural element."
"A well-written page-turner."
- Publisher's Weekly
The Whisper of Legends - Inspector Green Mysteries #9 (NEW!)
When his teenage daughter goes missing on a summer wilderness canoe trip to the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories, Green is forced into unfamiliar territory just as dangerous as the backstreets of Ottawa.
Beautiful Lie the Dead - Inspector Green Mysteries #8
When a wealthy social activist's fiancee's frozen body is found in the snow just blocks from his home, Inspector Green knows that someone is conspiring to keep the truth hidden.
This Thing of Darkness - Inspector Green Mysteries #7
The brutal killing of a controversial psychiatrist on a street corner initially looks like a mugging gone wrong, but Green's investigation leaves him grappling with deeper, darker questions.
Includes 6 more Inspector Green titles:
Dream Chasers - Inspector Green Mysteries #6
Honour Among Men - Inspector Green Mysteries #5
Fifth Son - Inspector Green Mysteries #4
Mist Walker - Inspector Green Mysteries #3
Once Upon a Time - Inspector Green Mysteries #2
Do or Die - Inspector Green Mysteries #1
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