Rogues, navigators and subalterns voyage from wilderness to casbah.
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On Thin Ice
Determined to win this year's Iditarod race across Alaska, Lily Munroe matches skills with her chief competitor, Derek Wright, unaware that Derek is a counter-terrorism agent assigned to protect Lily in the wake of suspicious accidents threatening her life.
Adult Fiction Book ADAIR
Lord Jim is a classic story of one man's tragic failure and eventual redemption, told under the circumstances of high adventure at the margins of the known world which made Conrad's work so immediately popular. But it is also the book in which its author, through a brilliant adaptation of his stylistic apparatus to his obsessive moral, psychological and political concerns, laid the groundwork for the modern novel as we know it.
Adult Fiction Book CONRAD
During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island.
Children's Fiction Book DEFOE
The Count of Monte Cristo
Edmund Dantès, betrayed by his enemies and unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years imprisonment in the Château d'If and embarks on a carefully crafted plot to seek his revenge.
Adult Fiction Book DUMAS
Octopussy And The Living Daylights
Two James Bond adventures in exotic foreign parts.
Adult Fiction Book FLEMING
Forester, C. S.|
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
The inauspicious beginnings of Midshipman Hornblower and his spectacular rise to Lieutenant are described in this novel of adventure on the high seas.
Adult Fiction Book FORESTER
Kaye, M. M.|
The Far Pavilions
A panoramic novel of nineteenth-century British India centers on the love between an Englishman raised as a Hindu, and rejected by both sides, and an Indian princess torn between her heritage and the man she loves.
Adult Fiction Book KAYE
Le Carre, John|
The Constant Gardener
The young and beautiful Tessa Quayle has been murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana. Her putative African lover has disappeared, and her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive.
Adult Fiction Book LE CARRE
The Golden Ocean
In the England of 1740, an Irish parson's gentle son signs up as midshipman on Anson's famous expedition to circumnavigate the globe. In the adventures that follow he grows to become a leader of men, rich and famous.
Adult Fiction Book O'BRIAN
Wounded seventeenth-century Spanish soldier Alatriste works as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid, but when his latest job takes an unexpectedly deadly turn, he realizes he is in the employ of one of the Spanish Inquisition's most dangerous figures.
Adult Fiction Book PEREZ-REV
On the eve of America's invasion of Iraq, Lieutenant Commander Dan Lenson is ordered to prevent Saddam Hussein's threatened retaliation, but he and his recon team discover that destroying Iraq's weapons cache could unleash a greater terror.
Adult Fiction Book POYER
Stevenson, Robert Louis|
A seventeen-year-old orphan is kidnapped by his villainous uncle, but later escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish Highlanders against English rule. Classic novel for adults as well as children.
Children's Fiction Book STEVENSON
Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.|
Around the World in Eighty Days
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