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The Burning Shore

Author : Wilbur Smith
ISBN : 9781499860719
Genre : Fiction
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A Courtney series adventure - Book 1 in The Burning Shore sequence "The deck bucked under her feet and she was hurtled backwards on to the bunk again, and the blast of a massive explosion ripped through the ship. 'What is happening?' she screamed. Love in a time of war. Hope in a time of danger. One of the greatest fighter pilots of the Great War, Michael Courtney is saved by the French noblewoman Centaine de Thiry when he crashes near her home. When Michael is killed, Centaine is determined to live out the future they had dreamed of and sets out alone to travel across the ocean to join his family in South Africa. But no journey is ever simple, and a pregnant Centaine finds herself shipwrecked in shark-infested waters off Africa's notorious Skeleton Coast, a deadly swim away from even deadlier land: the sun-bleached desert that will see her defenceless and alone. When hope arrives, she has no way of knowing if she will be saved -- or left in greater danger than ever before...
Category: Fiction

The Burning Shore

Author : Ed Offley
ISBN : 9780465080694
Genre : History
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The untold story of two men—an American pilot and a German U-boat commander—whose clash off the coast of North Carolina brought the horrors of World War II to American shores
Category: History

The Burning Shore

Author : Robert Earl
ISBN : 1844161293
Genre : Fiction
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Florin D'Artaud escapes his life of reckless waste and bad debts by tricking his way into a flotilla headed to the legendary new world, Lustria. But a simple treasure hunt in the dense, steamy jungle turns to a sinister expedition for forgotten lore--but the ancient guardians of the> jungle will not let their secrets be plundered so freely
Category: Fiction

Power Of The Sword

Author : Wilbur Smith
ISBN : 9780330472982
Genre : Fiction
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Power of the Sword is the story of an intense sibling rivalry in war-torn South Africa from bestselling author, Wilbur Smith. They were half-brothers, raised in different worlds in the same country, and destined to be lifelong enemies. Manfred De La Ray and Shasa Courtney, sons of Centaine de Thiry, were blood enemies from their very first boyhood encounter. Caught up in the tumult of South Africa's history through two decades, they found themselves adversaries in an age-old war of savagery to seize the sword of power in their land. This astonishing story sweeps from the teeming goldfields of the highland to the secret citadels of Afrikaaner power, from the clamouring stadiums of Hitler's Berlin Olympics to the raging war over Abyssinia.
Category: Fiction

The Sound Of Thunder

Author : Wilbur Smith
ISBN : 1429997656
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The Sound of Thunder, a Courtney Family Adventure by Wilbur Smith The year is 1899. The British Empire is at the height of its power. But in South Africa, proud Dutch colonists defy the Queen and her army--and a lush, wild world is torn apart by guns, spears, and swords. Sean Courtney had been tragically separated from his family, but the Boer War has brought him back to his homeland--and into the sights of his enemy's guns. It has also returned him to Ruth Friedman, the only woman Sean can love, even though he shouldn't. As Sean's loyalties--to nation, man, and blood--are tested, a saga of duty and betrayal unfolds....
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Rage

Author : Wilbur Smith
ISBN : 9781499860795
Genre : Fiction
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A Courtney series adventure - Book 3 in The Burning Shore sequence "Shasa closed his mouth slowly. The very foundations os his political beliefs and principles were shaken, and the walls cracked through. They had led him up into a high place and shown him the prize that was his for the taking." The future of a country. The end of a family. Shasa Courtney, heir to the Courtney fortunes, dreams only of uniting his divided, beloved country. Against all his principles, he allows his half-brother Manfred to persuade him to join South Africa's right-wing National Party, hoping to moderate from within their dangerous policies of apartheid. But Shasa's wife is working against everything he's working for, while Manfred has deadly secrets he cannot afford to be revealed, either to his family or the public who are on the brink of war. In the terrible struggle for the future of South Africa, the Courtney family will be torn apart -- and many will have to pay a terrible price...
Category: Fiction

Golden Fox

Author : Wilbur Smith
ISBN : 9780330466332
Genre : Fiction
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In the searing heat of a divided Africa two decades of bitter dynastic conflict explode with terrifying ferocity. To Gary and Sean Courtney it is a struggle to the end; brother pitted against brother as they are dragged unwittingly into the lair of an international terrorist. Only Isabella Courtney stands between them and the mutual destruction they have willed for so long. Beautiful, headstrong Isabella; the link to 'Golden Fox' - a man whose alias hides a sinister and deadly secret . . . Traversing a vast panorama, from the heart of London society to the grandeur of Spain, from parched Ethiopia to war-torn Angola and on to the blazing hunting grounds of South Africa and Zimbabwe, Wilbur Smith's Golden Fox is masterful storytelling from the arena of war; an adventure of stirring, irresistible intensity.
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The Burning Shore

Author : Elleston Trevor
ISBN : OCLC:8243867
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American Fire Love Arson And Life In A Vanishing Land

Author : Monica Hesse
ISBN : 9781631490521
Genre : Social Science
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Recommended Summer reading by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and Elle. A breathtaking feat of reportage, American Fire combines procedural with love story, redefining American tragedy for our time. The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate—there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning. The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America. Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse first drove down to the reeling county to cover a hearing for Charlie Smith, a struggling mechanic who upon his capture had promptly pleaded guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But as Charlie’s confession unspooled, it got deeper and weirder. He wasn’t lighting fires alone; his crimes were galvanized by a surprising love story. Over a year of investigating, Hesse uncovered the motives of Charlie and his accomplice, girlfriend Tonya Bundick, a woman of steel-like strength and an inscrutable past. Theirs was a love built on impossibly tight budgets and simple pleasures. They were each other’s inspiration and escape…until they weren’t. Though it’s hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it’s been drained of its industry—agriculture—as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America—a land half gutted before the fires even began.
Category: Social Science

Beyond The Burning Shore

Author : Ron Foster
ISBN : 1541381963
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Electrical transformers will burn and a smoke filled night will fall with ominous portents when the next mega solar geomagnetic storm hits. Uncontrolled fires will dance and light up the horizon nationwide as crimson and green auroras fill the skies with dread. Hogan predicts that Atlanta will burn again someday. He knows that the power grid will go down and stay down also some day from the effects of a solar storm EMP. The hero of the story, a business continuity planner has tried to prepare as best he can to escape the city and avoid the nightmare inferno and societal collapse he predicts, but will his preparations be enough? He and his friend Annie cannot escape by highway because of the horrible snarls of traffic jams and the mayhem of panicked people fleeing the encroaching flames. Perhaps the fires will not be as bad as Hogan thinks. Perhaps what fires that are burning and smoldering can be controlled if the city can keep the emergency diesel generators pumping water for the brave firemen still on duty. Annie and Hogan live in the same Apartment complex next to the Chattahoochee River. They think that their boats might end up being the key to their survival to escape the city if the fires do drive them out. It is either flee from this shore or fry they decide. With 24 hours notice from the Space Weather Bureau they begin to put a plan together to do just that, bug out by boat! Get out on the river and get away from the chaos! But what then, how will they survive? What will they eat? How will the nation ever have a chance to come back to a modern society after such devastating destructive events destroyed more than just the basic infrastructure? Where will He and Annie end up at once they get out on the water? The River runs down to Apalachicola Florida but it's not a straight shot, there are white water rapids and Dams and Locks and other things blocking the river to contend with before you reach the safety of the bay. Nagging unanswered questions abound as the stalwart pair wonder how long they can stay in the apartment complex before they leave, but right now there are food supplies to try to get while they still have a chance. Will the stores be open? How will they pay for what they want? When will the looting start and the brutal realities of unprepared starving neighbor's wanting to steal your stuff commence? Time will tell but everyone has 24 hours before the storm hits to get ready. What will they do? What would you do? This book like others of the Aftermath Series is a standalone story or an extra piece to the puzzle some might say. Come join me and a few memorable characters on the adventure!
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