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The Diamond Hunters

Author : Wilbur Smith
ISBN : 9781785765919
Genre : Fiction
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The tall wave of green water that raced across the pit hit the Land Rover, upending her, throwing Johnny into the jubilant frothing water, while the Land Rover rolled over on her back, pointing all four wheels to the sky in surrender. Johnny went under. Some people will never have enough . . . Johnny Lance, taken in by the Van Der Byls when he was an orphaned boy, has always done everything to please the Old Man and his adoptive siblings: jealous Benedict and smart, beautiful Tracey. But a terrible misunderstanding means the Old Man has spent decades trying to destroy Johnny - a legacy that continues even after the bitter patriarch's death. Manipulated into giving everything he has to the Van Der Byl Diamond Company, Johnny realises he only really needs two things in life: his good name, and to be with Tracey. But an obsessive Benedict has been shaped at his father's hand, and will do anything to ensure Johnny fails. Even if it means the end of them all . . . Fortunes rise and fall in this gripping tale of brotherly hatred, from global bestseller Wilbur Smith
Category: Fiction

The Tea Gardens

Author : Fiona McIntosh
ISBN : 9781473566798
Genre : Fiction
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Her journey to India will change everything. The year is 1932, and Dr Isla Fenwick has little interest in marriage, until a reunion with an old friend unexpectedly blossoms into an engagement. But before committing to her new life, Isla is determined to fulfil a long-held promise to practice medicine in India. With her fiancé’s blessing and a promise to return within the year, she sails to Calcutta to set up a midwifery clinic. There, she immediately clashes with the arrogant and aloof Professor Saxon Vickery. But as they work together to help their patients amid the complexities of 1930s India, a grudging respect evolves into something deeper. And when tragedy leads them both to the tea gardens of Darjeeling, Isla will be forced to decide once and for all where her heart and her loyalties lie. A breathtaking story of love, passion and healing sweeping from the cobbled streets of Brighton to the foothills of the majestic Himalayas.
Category: Fiction

The Diamond Hunters

Author : Wilbur A. Smith
ISBN : IND:30000007259918
Genre : Adventure stories
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However, Benedict's obsessive jealousy is his undoing. He cannot resist stripping his rival of his beautiful but bitchy wife Ruby as well, and when he then discards her, she takes her revenge, precipitating a climax of murder and destruction that consumes Benedict at last.
Category: Adventure stories

Harper S Magazine

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007119501
Genre : American literature
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Category: American literature

The Year S Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9780312264741
Genre : Fiction
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The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.
Category: Fiction

The Diamond Triangle

Author : Leonard
ISBN : 9781467896528
Genre : Fiction
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A team of geologists comes to Siberia, 5,000 km east of Moscow, in search of the diamonds, called in Russian, almaz or brilliants. Together with the wealthy patriot-sponsors, they are on the mission to save the economically wracked country from the embezzlement and robbery of valuable resources. And they find itthe Diamond Triangle with 50 carat crystals. At the beginning, the explorers do not suspect that it will be hunted down by other adverse forces. The people in the taiga realize their almost unbearable task in time when it is too late to skip off and run away. They come upon many perilous snares among the snowy terrains and mountains and venture into the wilderness of that remote land, which lies east of the Ural Mountains. They are entrapped all around by all kind of bounty hunters, who viciously compete for the premium prize for their heads, appraised in million dollars. The group of faithful committed people turns into the fugitives in the Siberian taiga because they possess, so rare in the present human world qualitiespatriotism and belief. Then, in a remote corner of Siberia, encircled from all sides by the bounty hunters and very close to a tragic finale, the fugitives hear the battle sounds; help comes from their real friends and brothersthe pomors from the White Sea shores and aboriginal Nenets people, historical owners of the tundra. The sea people pomors, called in the past Ice Vikings, successfully get through that secret century-old route, north of the Arctic Circle, across the Kara Sea and Yamal Peninsula. The route their ancestors once upon a time had traced in deviation of the ruthless tsar guards and Moscows rulers. And now, almost four centuries later, they rediscover the route to freedom and escape from other merciless rulers. Once again, as in the past, the northern people of this enormous country come to help and protect against the dominance of brutal power.
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