Last Man to Die

Last Man to Die

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

An acclaimed historical thriller by the author of HOUSE OF CARDS – a highly original, fast-moving tale that gives an unexpected twist to the last days of the Second World War. Now reissued in a new cover style. Spring 1945. The final weeks of the war. One man holds the secret that will decide the fate of post-war Europe: Peter Hencke, an unlikely hero, a German prisoner-of-war on the run. Refusing to wait for peace and the freedom it will finally bring, Hencke is fired by a personal mission that drives him to risk everything in his lonely, treacherous journey across wartime Britain, back through the battle-torn remnants of the Third Reich – to the very heart of encircled Berlin. One man faced by the mightiest armies ever assembled, pursued by the most powerful and ruthless men in Europe – and helped and loved by two of the most extraordinary women. The secret of Peter Hencke will be hidden until the very last moments of the war.
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Winston's War

Winston's War

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

An intriguing tale of espionage and treason...this is a work to enthrall."—Daily MailMichael Dobbs' thrilling novel about the dawn of World War II, and Winston Churchill's rise to power. It is the dawn of World War II, and Neville Chamberlain believes he has bought "peace for our time" from Adolph Hitler, who has just seized Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. The English are alarmed by the huge German army, while the soldiers that would defend London don't even have steel helmets. For many, compromise and appeasement seem to be England's best defense. But there are a few leaders who don't agree. Among them is Winston Churchill, who understands that the relentless march of fascism will be democracy's death knell. In October 1938, Churchill pleads his case in the press to the BBC's Guy Burgess. One of these two will become the most revered man of his time, and the other will be known as the greatest of traitors.
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Churchill's Triumph

Churchill's Triumph

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's Triumph transports us to the end of WWII as the three most powerful men on earth—Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin—gather in what will later become known as the Yalta Conference to discuss the possibility of worldwide peace. Despite their shared goals, these supposed allies will lie, cheat, and deceive each other in order to secure their respective places in history.
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The Edge of Madness

The Edge of Madness

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

Cyber-warfare: the kind that brings nations to their knees, switching off energy lifelines, crippling the financial markets, starving leaders of authority. An old Russian nuclear reactor goes into Chernobyl-style meltdown while, on the other side of the world, the US Eastern Seaboard is plunged into darkness. No one knows - yet - who is responsible for the chaos.Hidden from view of the rest of the world, an extraordinary meeting of the US President, the Russian President and the British Prime Minister is about to take place. They have the weekend to save the world - and they must do it alone.Something serious is going on in Beijing. Military manoeuvres. Troops on the streets. It's as though the Chinese are preparing for the final thrust against their old enemies, bringing them to their knees in a war that will see not a single shot being fired.Review"Fascinating and pretty frightening stuff."  —Frederick Forsyth, author, The Cobra"Dobbs was clearly put on this earth to write thrillers of the most shamelessly page-turning quality."  —Daily Express"There are no half measures in Michael Dobbs's thrillers."  —GuardianAbout the AuthorMichael Dobbs is the author of 15 thrillers including the major bestsellers The Lords' Day, Winston's War, and House of Cards which became a hugely successful BBC TV drama. He lives near Salisbury in Wiltshire. Visit his website www.michaeldobbs.com 
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Whispers of Betrayal

Whispers of Betrayal

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

Wayward backbencher Tom Goodfellowe makes his third appearance in the new novel of treachery at the highest levels from the bestselling author of House of Cards. Colonel Peter Amadeus is an old soldier with a grievance. He wants an apology from the Prime Minister. But this Prime Minister does not believe in apologizing for anything. For Amadeus it becomes a matter of honour – and retribution. Soon London is a city under siege, its lifelines cut. Then comes his ultimatum: the Prime Minister must resign – or London will be destroyed. Only one man stands between the capital and disaster – Tom Goodfellowe, a backbench MP who can't even sort out his own life, let alone save the lives of others. He is a man torn between ambition, honour and love – with the fate of London slipping swiftly through his fingers.
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The House of Cards Complete Trilogy

The House of Cards Complete Trilogy

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

Get all three books in the series that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards"This blood-and-thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity... a great triumph."Independent"The exciting thriller that has Westminster buzzing. Here is a political thriller writer with a marvelous inside track knowledge of government. House of Cards is fast-moving, revelatory and brilliant."Daily ExpressMichael Dobbs has wowed readers with his bestselling House of Cards trilogy, which inspired the hit series on Netflix. Here are the three books in the trilogy for one low price: House of Cards, To Play the King, and The Final Cut.About the Books in This Bundle1. House of CardsA dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, House of Cards reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. Francis Urquhart...
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Old Enemies

Old Enemies

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

In the Swiss Alps a teenage girl is thrown from a helicopter and her boyfriend is brutally abducted to Trieste, a city filled with undercurrents of past hatreds. Ruari, son of Irish media owner J J Breslin, is in desperate danger, at the mercy of ruthless kidnappers making impossible demands. His terrified mother contacts the only person she knows can help her son: Harry Jones, her former lover, who she walked out on many years ago. Now memories of their passionate affair, the guilt, hurt, anger and humiliation, come flooding back. Time is running out for Ruari and Harry, torn between his loyalties, is quickly drawn into a political game played for high stakes. Far higher than he realizes...Review"A thriller that is both nightmare vision and timely warning . . . Think Die Hard with a stiff upper lip."  —Financial Times"Explosive in every sense."  —Daily Mail"Shamelessly page-turning."  —Daily ExpressReview"Explosive in every sense." --"Daily Mail" 
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The Touch of Innocents

The Touch of Innocents

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

It is always the innocent who suffer to make the powerful rich.A gripping thriller from the author of the Goodfellowe Series. Paul Deveraux is one of the most powerful politicians in the country. Isadora Dean is the rising star of television news journalism. Two exceptionally talented, successful people brought in to dangerous conflict. Izzy cannot accept the death of her baby daughter Bella. Stubborn and at times irrational, her belief that her daughter is alive leads her to the sordid truth - an international black market where babies are sold for cash. Behind this horrific truth, Isadora detects the sinister hand of Devereux. She is just one woman against the world.The search for her daughter will cost her everything, but as long as she believes that Bella is alive she will never surrender and Paul Devereux must use every means in his power to make sure she is silenced for good.
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Churchill's Hour

Churchill's Hour

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

The combination of Michael Dobbs? excellent writing skills and historical passion, and the legendary character of Winston Churchill, have provided two triumphantly successful books in WINSTON?S WAR and NEVER SURRENDER. In 1941, the war appears to be going badly on many fronts. Churchill is the confirmed leader and so his domestic political struggles are slightly lessened, but battered, bloody and almost bankrupt, Britain limps on. Churchill knows his country cannot win the war alone. An alliance with America is paramount, and Churchill is determined to develop and use a friendship with Averall Harriman, American Ambassador to Britain, and personal friend of President Franklin Roosevelt. But his son's wife exploits this first. Pamela Churchill's passionate affair, conducted under her father-in-law's roof, presents Churchill with the appalling dilemma between saving his country, and allowing his son Randolph to be cuckolded. With no British battlefield successes, and with a jubilant...
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The Buddha of Brewer Street

The Buddha of Brewer Street

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

Backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in the search for the new Dalai Lama in this highly original and compelling thriller from the author of GOODFELLOWE MP and HOUSE OF CARDS -- now reissued in new cover style. Tom Goodfellowe is the unlikeliest of political heroes. An MP whose career has already been consigned to the scrapheap of history, with a private life that staggers between confusion and chaos... And it's all about to get worse. A new Dalai Lama is born. The infant god-king of Tibet. And around the child explodes an international conspiracy that will carve a trail of death from the slopes of Mount Everest right to the heart of London's Chinatown. Goodfellowe becomes drawn into a murderous race against time and against sinister sources within his own government. On the outcome will hang the fate of one of the world's great religions -- and Goodfellowe's turbulent personal life. Because someone, someone very...
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The Reluctant Hero

The Reluctant Hero

Michael Dobbs

Literature & Fiction / History / Biographies & Memoirs

When at last Zac became aware, he found himself in a place that had been stripped of every shred of colour. Some pain was like that, so intense, so personal, that it tore away all subtlety from the world and left nothing but obliterating darkness and flashes of blinding, impenetrable light . . . The pain they had inflicted had been, literally, unimaginable. The sort of pain that makes a man do anything, say anything,to make it stop. Zac Kravitz has upset someone. Someone very important. He has been tortured and cast, barely alive, into an ancient prison deep in the republic of Taargistan. Bordering Russia, China and Afghanistan and ringed by high mountains, the country is a land of deep snows and still deeper suspicions, and its about to swallow Zac, to drag him from his cell and execute him. But he has a friend. Harry Jones is a former soldier, now a politician, a man of extraordinary skills and an enduring sense of guilt. He owes Zac. The debt must be repaid, no matter what the cost. Harry is forced to team up with a tough-talking American-born MP, Martha Riley.She doesnt much like Harry, the feeling is mutual, yet Harry needs her, more than he could ever realize. Theirs is a journey that takes them not only to Taargistan but also into their fractured pasts, where they must confront old obsessions. Theirs is a story of honour and love that will push them to the limits of their endurance, and then beyond. To have any chance of success, Harry must once again become the man he thought he had left behind many years ago a desperate, utterly ruthless fighter, ready to eliminate anyone who gets in his way. It will take him to a place of immense and almost unendurable suffering, where dying becomes the easy option.Yet Harry Jones is not a man who has ever taken the easy option. He doesnt know when to stop fighting, even when hes standing on a trapdoor with an executioners noose around his neck.
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