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Code To Zero
Claude Lucas is a NASA scientist with a secret regarding the latest American rocket. The only trouble is, he doesn't remember what it was. In fact, he doesn't even remember who he is. He wakes up one morning, in rags, in a train station in Washington D.C. Luke only knows his name is Luke because a fellow bum (actually an undercover CIA agent) called him that. Following a series of assumptions he makes about himself, he finds himself at a library. He read...
Hornet Flight
Ken Follet Dutton, Dec 2002, 26.96, 432 pp. ISBN 0525946896 In 1941, Winston Churchill is very worried that his country may lose the war especially when England intelligence intercepts a memo that indicates that Germany may have developed and refined a better system of radar than the one that the allies uses. They need to find this system and have someone send pictures to them so they know what they are up against. Hermia Mount, an agent who wor...
Jackdaws
Europe, 1944: In France the Resistance pave the way for the Allied invasion by sabotaging the Nazi infrastructure. When a Resistance raid on a vital telephone exchange goes disastrously wrong, S.O.E. agent Felicity "Flick" Clairet returns to England determined to mount a second mission to destroy the exchange. With only a few days to go before the invasion, and most intelligence agents already dead or missing in action, Flick assembles an assortment of m...
Lie Down with Lions
A young Englishwoman, Jane, is caught between the feelings she has for Ellis and those of a French doctor, Jean-Pierre. When she discovers that Ellis is a CIA spy, she decides to accept Jean-Pierre's offer of accompanying him to Afghanistan on a medical mission of aid to a local tribe. Jean-Pierre's motivations are not entirely charitable. While he does assist the Afghanistanis with their medical conditions, his true motive is to assist the KGB and th...

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Night Over Water
In September 1939, just a few days after World War II starts, a Boeing 314 flying boat, the Pan American Flying Clipper, takes off on the last civilian flight out of Europe for years to come. Among its passengers are an English Nazi and his eccentric family, a feuding brother and sister fighting over the future of their family business, a charming and handsome thief who can speak in many different accents and blend in with any crowd, and a prominent Jewi...
The Hammer of Eden
Richard Granger is the leader of a cult that calls themselves The Hammer of Eden. They live in the Silver River Valley, in northern California. The government plans to build a dam in their area that will flood their valley. Granger, a one-time crook for the mob, now reformed hippie, cooks up a scheme to stop construction of the dam and save their commune. He will threaten the governor of California that he will cause an earthquake if the governor doe...
The Pillars of the Earth
The epic Pillars of the Earth chronicles the construction of a Gothic cathedral against the backdrop of political intrigue and ecclesiastical manipulation in 12th-century England. After a young man is hanged for theft, construction is stopped on the house of nobleman William Hamleigh. Master craftsman Tom Builder and his family begin an epic search for employment. On his journey, Tom's wife dies in childbirth and Tom is forced to make the painful decisio...
Whiteout
Dutton, Dec 2004, 26.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0525948430 Toni Gallo is the facilities director at Oxenford Medical where the owner invented an anti-viral vaccine. Toni runs security. While making a routine check she finds a vial of the viral serum missing. She tracks it to an employee who stole a rabbit infected with Madoba–2 a variant of Ebola, but worse. The employee is dying from the rabbit's bite as the serum does not work on Madoba-2. While To...


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