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Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly
A prediction that promises ultimate power to whomever restores the Golden Capstone, an ancient Egyptian structure that protected people from global flooding before it was broken and scattered by Alexander the Great, prompts a brutal competition.
20,000 Leagues under the Sea, by Jules Verne
Professor Aronnax sets out in search of a dangerous sea monster, only to learn that the monster is really Captain Nemo's powerful submarine.
Above Suspicion, by Helen MacInnes
A tale of espionage in Nazi Europe, it was an immediate success, widely praised for its suspense and humor, and it was made into a motion picture in 1943.
Against All Enemies, by Richard Herman
After a U.S. B-2 bomber is shot down during an attack on a chemical weapons plant, an innocent African American Air Force captain stands accused of treason, violence threatens to erupt, and one brave lawyer must weed through the corruption and race against time to stop a major catastrophe and save an innocent man.
A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes
A small group of children on their way to England from Jamaica are captured by a band of superstitious pirates and become involved in mutiny, murder, and a court trial in which the amorality of the children is disclosed.
Ah, Treachery!, by Ross Thomas
Major Edd "Twodees" Partain, recently thrown out of the Army and working as a small-time gun salesman, finds himself dealing with some deadly former colleagues when he is hired to track money stolen from a Democratic fundraiser.
Ambler Warning (The), by Robert Ludlum
After a two-decade career as a clandestine operative, Hal Ambler is drugged and warehoused in the Parrish Island Psychiatric Facility, a government nuthouse for spies. A sympathetic nurse aids his escape, and soon Ambler is on the run, trying to figure out who he is and, more importantly, who he was.
Andromeda Strain (The), by Michael Crichton
A team of scientists’ struggles to define and contain a deadly bacterium brought back from outer space by a satellite.
Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne
Follows the adventures of Phileas Fogg, an imperturbable English gentleman, as, in 1872, he tries to win his wager that he can travel around the world in eighty days.
Ashenden, or, The British Agent, by W. Somerset Maugham
Maugham was an agent during World War I, probably the first of the agents to turn his experience into a novel. He introduces the antihero as agent. His tone is realistic and sardonic, and the outrageous or sensational is toned down to the ordinary.
Atlantis Found, by Clive Cussler
A research ship manned by Dirk Pitt and members of the U.S. Underwater and Marine Agency is set upon and nearly sunk by impossibility--a vessel that should have died fifty-six years before. Pitt begins an investigation that sends him deep into an ancient mystery with very modern consequences.
Beau Geste, by P.C. Wren
A column of Legionaires finds one of their fortresses manned by dead men. It looks like one of his own troops killed the sergeant. Who could have done it? A flashback then unravels the mystery of the three English Geste brothers. After confessing to jewel theft they enlist in the French Foreign Legion. Sent to North Africa, the brothers encounter a tyrannical sergeant and the tale unfolds.
Birds of Prey, by Wilbur Smith
In 1667 Hal becomes a man after the Dutch torture and kill his father while on his ship off the coast of Africa, and he carefully works his way overland to claim his father's treasure and to face the British captain who betrayed them.
Black Order: a Sigma Force Novel, by James Rollins
Painter Crowe, Commander Gray Pierce, and the other members of SIGMA Force enter into an uneasy alliance with an old enemy to unravel a baffling scientific mystery, the secret of which is locked within cryptic runes.
Blood Red Rose. By Maxwell Grant
After Dr. Kate Richmond, daughter of American medical missionaries in China, tries to help an elderly man, she and her friends must flee Shanghai only to find themselves in the Long March of 1936.
Blown Away, by David Wiltse
Trailing a highly sophisticated bomber whose target is New York City, FBI agents John Becker and Pegeen Haddad must sift through the remains of a bridge, a tram, and even a tunnel as they close in on the sinister terrorist.
Blue Horizon (The), by Wilbur Smith
The children of Tom and Dorian Courtney travel the infamous "Robber's Road" en route to a claim in southern Africa, encountering along the way the area's beautiful wilderness, warring tribes, and wild animals.
Bourne Identity (The), by Robert Ludlum
A shooting victim, suffering from amnesia, finds himself with a Swiss bank account in the name of Jason Bourne, a professional assassin being manipulated by a top-secret American government organization to kill his arch rival, the dreaded Carlos.
Buzz Monkey, by Sam Hill
Top Kiernan has been doing all right. He owns Polymath, a thriving research firm which he runs from his home—the 1930s-era schoolhouse he's renovating just outside of Athens, Georgia. Top is addicted to the adrenaline buzz of danger, though periodic perilous errands to Latin America for Shaw's Mercantile help him handle that.
Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini
This title is immediately recognizable as the basis for Michael Curtiz's 1935 film starring Errol Flynn. At the time of its 1922 debut, however, the book was a smash hit and was followed up with additional adventures of swashbuckler Peter Blood in numerous sequels. A salty dose of high-seas adventure for all fiction collections, this is the most affordable edition currently available.
Codex (The), by Douglas Preston
The mysterious disappearance of treasure hunter and adventurer Maxwell Broadbent--along with his riches--sends his three sons on a search for their father, who has hidden himself and his treasures, in order to claim their inheritance.
Dangerous Ground, by Larry Bond
Assigned a final mission aboard a dilapidated submarine, tyrannical commander Lowell Hardy alienates his crew by conducting an illegal search through Russian coastal waters, where they survey hidden nuclear fuel containers.
Darwin’s Blade, by Dan Simmons
An expert on uncovering the cause of unnatural disasters, Darwin Minor investigates a seemingly random series of fatal car crashes, suspecting foul play and fraud.
Day of the Jackal (The), by Frederick Forsyth
A high-class British assassin is hired by a renegade French military group,the OAS, to assasinate the President of France, Gen. Charles deGaulle. The assassin, known only as The Jackal, plans meticulously for what he terms as his "Once in a lifetime" hit, which is going to make him richer by half a million dollars. However, the plot is uncovered by French authorities and they appoint Comm. Lebel, a high-results,low-profile cop to trace and stop the Jackal.
Dead Aim, by Thomas Perry
When Robert Mallon and his ally, Detective Lydia Marks, investigate the life of a young murder victim found on the beach in Santa Barbara, the case brings them into conflict with Parish, an amoral predator who runs a training camp for killers.
Deep Six, by Clive Cussler
An adventure with Dirk Pitt, ladies' man and adventurer, up against a sinister Asian shipping family and a Soviet plot against the President of the United States.
Domain, by Steve Alten
An archaeologist investigates the collision of an asteroid into the Earth and uncovers an ancient mystery with potential consequences for the entire planet.
Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett
British Intelligence must thwart Die Nadel, the only spy Hitler trusts, from reaching Hitler to tell about the 1944 invasion of France.
Flash Point, by Richard Aellen
Two victims of terrorism and a photographer who knows the territory band together and travel to Syria to plot revenge against one of the deadliest forces in the world.
Flood Tide, by Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt matches wits with Qin Shang, who has a nefarious plan to divert the Mississippi River; then, Pitt finds himself drawn into a conspiracy surrounding a secret moon base called the Jersey Colony, constructed by a pact between the president and Fidel Castro.
Force 12: a novel, by James Stewart Thayer
A tense thriller follows yacht racers across the Pacific in a high-stakes race to the finish line as world-famous software billionaire Rex Wyman sets out aboard the Victory, a yacht designed and navigated by computer, in an all-out struggle to save his crumbling empire, recoup his assets, and evade a long list of enemies who will do anything to stop him.
Four Days to Veracruz, by Owen West
Honeymooning in Mexico, endurance athletes Kate and Darren Phillips accidentally stumble into the path of a drug cartel leader and find themselves fleeing across the badlands of the Sierra Madre with a piece of encrypted communication code.
Funeral in Berlin, by Len Deighton
Funeral in Berlin is a spellbinding tale of espionage and its counter in which double and triple crosses are common. Berlin with its infamous wall symbolized the Cold War as did no other place. It was like theatre, but is war for real.
Gentlemen of the Road, by Michael Chabon
Takes place in 10th-century Khazaria, the fabled kingdom of wild red-haired Jews on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, in this sprightly historical adventure.
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
The Fourth Edition is again based on Robert Kimbrough's meticulously re-edited text. Missing words have been restored and the entire novel has been repunctuated in accordance with Conrad's style. The result is the first published version of Heart of Darkness that allows readers to hear Marlow's voice as Conrad heard it when he wrote the story.
Human Traces, by Sebastian Faulks
Chronicles the lives of Jacques Rebi?ere and Thomas Midwinter, two men from different countries and backgrounds but united by a quest to understand the workings of the human mind and to investigate the treatment of insanity.
Hunted Past Reason, by Richard Matheson
A camping trip in northern California exposes long-hidden rivalries and resentments between two old friends with tensions rising as they get farther from civilization, until the hostility erupts into a life or death struggle for survival.
Ice Station, by Matthew Reilly
The discovery of a metallic object buried in a 100-million-year-old layer of ice--a discovery of immeasurable value--brings Lieutenant Shane Schofield and a team of Marines to Antarctica, where they will risk their lives to secure this discovery for the United States.
Inca Gold, by Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt becomes involved in an adventure surrounding a long-sunken treasure of gold, a lost civilization's secrets, and an international smuggling ring.
Ipcress File (The), by Len Deighton
What would happen if the Kremlin could bring off a plot to put its operatives in controlling positions in Her Majesty's government? Subjects, with the highest security clearance, who feed top level secrets directly to the East? It would mean, for England, almost certain destruction!
Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott
Scott's classic historical romance, set in the twelfth-century England of Richard I, depicts the adventures of the heroic Wilfred of Ivanhoe in winning the hand of beautiful Lady Rowena.
Jaws, by Peter Benchley
When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action.
Journey, by James Michener
Five men are swept away in a speculation frenzy born of the 1897 Klondike gold rush, and they brave the rugged Canadian wilderness for nearly two years to fulfill their dream.
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton
A breakthrough in genetic engineering leads to the development of a technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA, a method that brings about the creation of Jurassic Park, a tourist attraction populated by creatures extinct for eons.
Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
Kim, an Irish orphan, accompanies a holy man on his journey throughout India and his quest for a mystical river.
King Solomon’s Mines, by H. Rider Haggard
A thrilling search for a missing man amidst the scorching deserts and perilous mountains of Africa. In 1885, H. Rider Haggard's publisher considered King Solomon's Mines 'the most amazing book ever written.
Last of the Breed, by Louis L’amour
Set in Siberia where a downed American test pilot, Joseph "Joe Mack" Makatozi, has been taken after his capture by the Russians. Part Sioux, Joe Mack escapes prison only to face the seemingly impossible odds of getting across Siberia to the Bering Strait, where like his ancestors, he can cross into North America. Joe Mack is a classic American hero, thrown back into the wilderness and forced to rely on his wits and his ancestral skills to survive the deadly cold and elude his Soviet pursuers, including his nemesis, a Siberian tracker.
Last Phoenix (The), by Richard Herman
When the radical Islamic states of the Middle East unite with China in a deadly simultaneous attack, U.S. president Maddy Turner considers a risky new war plan based on the daring of Major General Matt Pontowski.
Last Run (The), by Leonard B. Scott
Sergeant Matt Wade is given the perilous mission of leading a team behind enemy lines into the lair of a notorious general of the NVA--with assassination the objective.
League of Terror, by Bill Granger
When an assassination attempt goes awry, leaving Deveraux's love, Rita Macklin, wounded, Deveraux--the November Man--sets out to stalk the rogue Soviet agent, Henry McGee, responsible for the hit.
Levanter (The), by Eric Ambler
It is Syria in 1970, three years after the Six Days War. Michael Howell was utterly apolitical and genetically programmed for survival, a Levantine of mixed origin who possessed profitable business enterprises throughout the Middle East and an Italian mistress as his office manager. Life was sweet for Michael Howell until, one night in Damascus, he discovered that his factories had become the clandestine operations base of the Palestine Action Force, a fanatical terrorist organization dead-set on destroying Israel. Suddenly, Howell is caught in the middle with nowhere to run.
Manchurian Candidate (The), by Richard Condon
First published in 1959, The Manchurian Candidate is Condon's riveting take on a little-known corner of the cold war, the almost sci-fi concept of American soldiers captured, brainwashed, and programmed by their Chinese captors to return to the states as unsuspected political assassins. Condon's expert manipulation of the book's multiple themes – from anticommunist hysteria to megalomaniacal motherhood – makes this one of the most dazzling, and enduring, products of an unforgettable time.
Man Who Was Thursday (The), by G.K. Chesterton
A clever detective infiltrates the Council of Days, a secret organization of anarchists with seven members, each disguised and named for a day of the week.
Mask of Dimitrios (The), by Eric Ambler
While vacationing in Istanbul, an English novelist decides to investigate the intriguing past of one of Europe's most sinister criminals.
Maze, by Larry Collins
A psychic capable of pinpointing submerged Soviet submarines becomes a pawn in a chilling race between America and Russia to be the first to conquer the human mind.
Mexico, by James Michener
American journalist Norman Clay's assignment in Mexico leads him to uncover his fascinating Mexican ancestry, set against the backdrop of 1,500 years of the country's history.
Monsoon, by Wilbur Smith
The three sons of Hal Courteney--Tom, Dorian, and Guy--leave England to seek their fortunes amid the unexplored wilderness of eighteenth-century Africa.
Mysterious Island (The), by Jules Verne
The Mysterious Island follows the adventures of a group of castaways who use their survivalist savvy to build a functional community on an uncharted island.
Nature Girl, by Carl Hiaasen
Honey Santana, the bipolar, self-proclaimed "queen of lost causes," has plans to give Boyd Shreave and his mistress a lesson in civility, unaware that she is being followed by her obsessed ex-employer and her one-time drug runner ex-husband.
Next, by Michael Crichton
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why a chimp fetus resembles a human being? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction--is it worse than the disease?
Our Game, by John Le Carre
The complex and dangerous world of a British spymaster is revealed in a suspenseful tale of international espionage.
Perfect Soldier (The), by Ralph Peters
Deliberately maimed on a goodwill mission to a former Soviet republic, Major Christopher Ritter is sent back to Washington, D.C., where he discovers evidence of KGB murders of American POWs and a lucrative, secret oil deal.
Price of Honor (The), by David H. Hackworth
Captain Sandy Caine has always been haunted by the mystery of his father's cowardice in Vietnam, and together with reporter Abigail Mancini, he begins investigating circumstances that some people would like to be kept secret.
Primal Waters, by Steve Alten
Eighteen years after a Megalodon shark escapes the Tanaka Lagoon to return to the Mariana Trench, former adventurer Jonas Taylor is recruited to appear on a new survival series at sea, a job with unexpected deadly challenges.
Quest (The), by Wilbur Smith
The powerful magus Taita and his loyal ally, Col. Meren Cambyses, have returned to Egypt after a journey of many years only to find the country beset by a series of plagues that include giant flesh-eating toads and river water turned to blood. Pharaoh Nefer Seti asks the pair to find—and eliminate—the source of his country's torment, a mission that sends Taita and Meren on a perilous quest in which they must contend with fierce creatures both natural and supernatural.
Riddle of the Sands (The), by Erskine Childers
Carruthers is summoned to the Baltic by his friend, an accomplished yachtsman, who reveals his suspicions concerning German activity in the North Frisian Islands.
Ringer, by James Stewart Thayer
Set in Cuba, this tense espionage thriller depicts a world poised on the brink of a nightmarish replay of a Cuban missile crisis type do-or-die confrontation between the superpowers.
Road to Omaha (The), by Robert Ludlum
Worshipped by the men he once led into battle, General MacKenzie Hawkins is now in his sixties, and shows no sign of retiring from the intrigue and politicking which is his lifeblood. And it is Sam Devereaux's misfortune to be yet again dragged into the Hawk's endless quest for justice, honour - and, of course, loot. Crammed with wit, action, intrigue and suspense, this is brilliant entertainment from the master of action.
Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott
An English gentleman involved in Jacobite intrigues journeys to the Trossachs to meet a famous Scottish outlaw.
Rogue Male, by Geoffrey Household
1930-something: A professional hunter is passing through an unnamed Central European country that is in the thrall of a vicious dictator. The hunter wonders whether he can penetrate undetected into the dictator’s private compound. Imprisoned, tortured, doomed to a painful death, the hunter makes an extraordinary and harrowing escape, fleeing through enemy territory to the safety of his native England. But that safety is delusive: his pursuers will not be diverted from their revenge by national borders; the British government cannot protect him without seeming to endorse his deed.
Rope Eater (The), by Ben Jones
A story of men against nature. After deserting the Union side in the Civil War, 17-year-old Brendan Kane heads north to New Bedford and signs on with an expedition sailing north to conduct Arctic exploration. This hope for something that could change their lives keeps them going when the odds against them become overwhelming.
Savages, by Shirley Conran
Bizarre events force five corporate wives--Silvana, Suzy, Patty, Carey, and Annie--to live by their wits, strength, and courage in a hostile jungle world.
Savage Wilderness, by Harold Coyle
In the New World in the 1750s, British forces and American colonial militias wage battles against French troops and Indian tribes.
Scarlet Pimpernel (The), by Baroness Orczy
The aristocratic fop as a disguise for the highly intelligent agent is here at its most romantic. The theme is introduced of daring rescues from enemy countries, in this case aristocrats saved from the guillotine during the French Revolution.
Sea Hawk (The), by Rafael Sabatini
Where would Errol Flynn have been without this guy? Published in 1922, 1921, and 1915, respectively, these offer swashbuckling at its best in rousing adventure stories of pirates and revolutionaries.
Sea Runners (The), by Ivan Doig
Four men escape Russian Alaska and make their way down the Pacific Northwest coast.
Sea-Wolf (The), by Jack London
I glanced up. The captain had thrust his head and shoulders out of the pilot-house, and was staring intently into the fog as though by sheer force of will he could penetrate it. His face was anxious, as was the face of my companion, who had stumped over to the rail and was gazing with a like intentness in the direction of the invisible danger. Then everything happened, and with inconceivable rapidity. The fog seemed to break away as though split by a wedge, and the bow of a steamboat emerged, trailing fog-wreaths on either side like seaweed on the snout of Leviathan. . . .
Secret Agent (The), by Joseph Conrad
Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be “a simple tale" proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations.
Shock Wave, by Clive Cussler
While studying a deadly plague in the Pacific, Dirk Pitt rescues a band of rich castaways who were deserted by their cruise ship and learns that the plague had been caused by a passenger's father, who uses ultrasound to mine diamonds.
Sinister Pig (The), by Tony Hillerman
Discovering a link between the woman he loves and a political murder, Navajo tribal police Sergeant Jim Chee joins a map-wielding Joe Leaphorn on the heels of a fleeing Washington power broker.
Spanish Gambit (The), by Stephen Hunter
The men who gave the orders had no choice. Florry was the only man for the job-so they gave him no choice but to go to a land that East and West had turned into a blood-slick battleground of terror and counter-terror.
Spy: a thriller, by Ted Bell
On assignment for the British Secret Service, a man leads a mysterious expedition into the furthest reaches of the Amazon River, where he is captured by indigenous cannibals. Forced into slave labour, he witnesses the unimaginable: golden domes and minarets rise beneath the rainforest canopy.
Thirty-Nine Steps (The), by John Buchan
This book introduces Richard Hannay, spy-catcher and spy, who appears in several of Buchan’s novels. The Thirty-Nine Steps has one of the greatest, long chase scenes in the genre. It became a classic motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas
In seventeenth-century France, young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.
Thunder of Erebus, by Payne Harrison
In the harsh desolation of Antarctica, a joint U.S.-Soviet geological discovery leads the United States into a full-scale confrontation with a post-Gorbachev USSR as the two powers struggle for control of the world's ultimate energy source.
To Kill the Potemkin, by Mark Joseph
The "Barricuda," an American nuclear submarine, tracks the damaged Russian sub "Potemkin," a top-secret vessel whose state-of-the-art engineering enables it to dive beyond the reach of sonar, in a fatal cat-and-mouse game.
Traitor (The), by Stephen Coonts
The death of a French intelligence agent on an Air France flight to Amman, Jordan, is the trigger that launches Tommy Carmellini's latest adventure. Within the European Union, the national espionage agencies are fiercely competing for supremacy against each other--and the CIA. When the Americans discover that the director of the French agency has secret investments in the Bank of Palestine, alarm bells go off. To investigate, the Americans bring Jake Grafton back from retirement. And of course, the pointman Grafton wants is Tommy Carmellini. Together they uncover an elaborate strategy to infiltrate the highest levels of Al Qaeda with a top-level plant--but who is playing whom? Grafton and Carmellini uncover a horrifying plan to shake the West as never before--and a catch-22: can they stop the conspiracy without compromising the intelligence source that could bring down Al Qaeda once and for all?
Treasure, by Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt's hunt for ancient Egyptain treasure is sidetracked when the White House is threatened by terrorists from Egypt and Mexico and a cruise ship carrying the presidents of Egypt and Mexico is hijacked.
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
While going through the possessions of a decreased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.
Trojan Odyssey, by Clive Cussler
Underwater adventurer Dirk Pitt and the NUMA crew investigate a black tide infesting the ocean off Nicaragua, a study complicated by the discovery of a mysterious artifact, a powerful storm, and a conspiracy.
Trojan Sea (The), by Richard Herman
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Stuart uncovers startling information regarding oil exploration ships during a routine database update, thrusting him into an upper-level military cover-up and threatening his life.
Twisted, by Jay R. Bonansinga
When a respected Tulane professor is brutally murdered, leaving behind notes that reveal a shocking link between a serial killer wreaking havoc in New Orleans and an ancient Mayan civilization, FBI profiler Ulysses Grove teams up with journalist Maura County to stop this madman in his tracks.
Under Western Eyes, by Joseph Conrad
Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad is one of his masterpieces. This is the story of a young Russian thrown into the revolutionary movement entirely against his will. A meditative study of the Russian intellect and society is presented. Engrossing!
Valhalla Rising, by Clive Cussler
In the midst of its maiden voyage, the Emerald Dolphin, a luxury cruise ship equipped with revolutionary new engines, sinks and NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt heads out to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster.
Vengeance, by Richard Marcinko
Demo Dick goes up against fat-cat bureaucrats and terrorists.
Vertical Run, by Joseph R. Garber
Enjoying a satisfactory career and life, David Elliot is astounded when his boss tries to shoot him one morning, an event that triggers an inexplicable series of attempts on his life throughout the following twenty-four hours.
Violence of Action, by Richard Marcinko
A year after carrying out an assassination, the Rogue Warrior emerges from isolation ready for action and determined to bring down a terrorist organization that is threatening to nuke an American city.
Violent Ward, by Len Deighton
A complicated plot whose many ramifications include a charitable organization that doubles as a clearinghouse for those seeking to fake their own deaths and the set-up of a tax-free Peruvian corporation through the use of bearer shares.
Vixen 03, by Clive Cussler
When terrorists set sail for Washington, D.C. carrying two Doomsday bombs recovered from the sunken and presumed lost WWII cargo plane Vixen 03, only Dirk Pittman stands between the city and certain disaster.
Voyage of the Narwhal (The), by Andrea Barrett
A scholar-naturalist embarks on a perilous expedition to the North Pole in the 19th century.
Wandering Hill (The), by Larry McMurtry
Continuing up the Missouri river with her wealthy English clan, Tasmin Berrybender, on the verge of motherhood and living with elusive Native American Jim Snow, witnesses her father's deterioration in the wake of her family's rise in power.
Waverley, by Sir Walter Scott
Set during the Jacobite rising in Scotland in 1745, this novel springs from Scott's childhood recollections and his desire to preserve in writing the features of life in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. Waverley was first published anonymously in 1814 and was Scott's first novel.
White Cargo, by Stuart Woods
Devastated by the killing of his family in a savage attack by Latin American pirates, "Cat" Catledge receives a late night call that convinces him that his daughter is alive and embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her.
Whiteout, by Ken Follett
A missing canister containing a deadly virus forms the center of a storm that traps Stanley Oxenford, director of a medical research firm, and a violent trio of thugs in a remote house during a Christmas Eve blizzard.