Category: Adventure

Download E-books The Boat Who Wouldn't Float PDF

By Farley Mowat

It gave the look of a good suggestion. uninterested in lifestyle ashore, Farley Mowat might discover a strong boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, unfastened as a chook. What he chanced on was once the worst boat on the earth, and she or he approximately drove him mad. The satisfied experience, regardless of all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers may do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine purely labored whilst she felt love it. usually, on her maiden voyage, with the engine caught in opposite, she sponsored out of the harbour below complete sail. and he or she sank, regularly.

How Farley and a different staff, together with the intrepid woman who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous tale. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a number of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a really humorous e-book for readers of every age.

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Download E-books The Saint in Miami PDF

By Leslie Charteris

Simon Templar is the Saint―daring, astonishing, and slightly disreputable. at the facet of the legislation, yet status outdoor it, he dispenses his personal model of justice one felony at a time.

The Saint and Patricia visit stopover at a few pals in Miami―but once they get there they're surprised to benefit their buddies have disappeared. They circulation into their pals' apartment and begin to enquire. issues get complex whilst a tanker explodes off the Florida coast and a useless British sailor washes up at the shore. Simon suspects a hyperlink among the explosion and the disappearance, in addition to the actions of shady millionaire Randolph March. There looks a Nazi secret agent ring working out of Florida….

Leslie Charteris used to be born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge collage early while his first novel used to be approved for booklet. He wrote novels concerning the Saint all through his existence, changing into one of many twentieth century's so much prolific and renowned authors.

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Download E-books Fire and Sword PDF

By Edward Marston

Returning to camp from a deadly solo project at the back of enemy traces, occupation soldier Daniel Rawson unearths himself stranded taking walks with French squaddies in fierce pursuit. With support from an area farmer and the mortgage of a horse, Daniel manages to flee through the surface of his enamel. but if Daniel returns to thank the fellow he unearths the farmhouse and barn were set ablaze and the farmer is impending dying, it sounds as if by the hands of English infantrymen. again at domestic in England there's political unrest. Queen Anne’s favour has shifted inflicting the Duke of Marlborough to surrender as Commander-In-Chief. After a number of related raids on different farms, Daniel enlists assistance from his outdated buddy, Henry Welbeck to aid examine. the entire whereas the treacherous and scheming French Commander, the Duc de Vendome, is changing into hell bent at the trap of Daniel, in any way at his disposal.

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"A conflict long past undesirable is a brief method to turn out in a mountain of hassle. "Fire and Sword" follows Captain Daniel Rawson as he flees the pressures of the French forces in early eighteenth century Europe. As a nefarious normal of the French forces makes use of any skill essential to convey them to their justice, Rawson has to beat the percentages of being stranded earlier than not just does turmoil break his place of origin, yet he loses the affection of his lifestyles. "Fire and Sword" is a riveting paintings of ancient fiction, hugely recommended."
Midwest publication overview, 2011/04

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Download E-books The Lost Tribes PDF

Five buddies . . . a deadly video game . . and the reality concerning the kinfolk Business.

Five buddies are in a race opposed to time during this action-adventure tale related to historic tribal artifacts that carry the destiny of the universe within the stability. None of those trailblazers imagined their traditional mom and dad as scientists on a mystery challenge. but if their mom and dad cross lacking, they're pressured into unfathomable conditions and study of a heritage that's top left unknown, for they're catalysts in an historical ranking that needs to be settled. because the chaos unfolds, possibilities come up that contain cracking codes and looking forward to their subsequent strikes. This publication employs genuine clinical evidence and heritage wisdom the place readers would definitely turn into participants.

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Download E-books Piracy, Turtles and Flying Foxes (Penguin Great Journeys) PDF

Dampier's (1651-1715) adventures and writing encouraged either Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels, yet in his personal correct he used to be a amazing, observant and relaxing author - no matter if on a woefully mishandled pirate raid in Spanish the USA or on a determined trip to Sumatra in an open boat or at the conduct of manatees or bats. He additionally left the 1st description in English of the Aborigines of Australia - hence starting up a painful, now 3 centuries' lengthy come upon among peoples on contrary facets of the area. "Great trips" permits readers to commute either round the planet and again in the course of the centuries - but in addition again into rules and worlds scary, ruthless and vicious in numerous methods from our personal. Few interpreting studies can start to fit that of enticing with writers who observed staggering issues: nice civilisations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and plants new to technology. analyzing those books is to work out the realm afresh, to rediscover a time whilst many cultures have been really unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been handled as proof and within which loads used to be nonetheless to be came across.

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Download E-books The Chinese Bandit (The Far East Trilogy, Book 1) PDF

By Stephen Becker

An ex-marine at the run for his existence brawls his approach throughout post–World struggle II China during this rip-roaring event story

That summer time they hanged a fats guy on the Western gate as a caution and instance to all.
 
Kao used to be a traitor, a thief, a pimp, a black marketeer—and Jake Dodds’s companion. So what if he traded stolen army provides with the Japanese, Jake desires to understand. He by no means cheated me. yet 1947 Peking is a savage, cutthroat urban, and the us Marine Corps sergeant is just too busy saving his personal epidermis to place up a struggle over Kao’s fate.
 
Jake served his kingdom with honor in international struggle II, but if he knocks an American brigadier basic via a barroom window, no quantity of battlefield scars or wrestle medals will store him from legal. So he units out around the Gobi barren region with a caravan of Kao’s illicit goods—and plunges right into a international of violence and treachery that might take each ounce of his energy and intelligence to outlive. Pursued through Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist military and a bandit chieftain named Tiger’s Assistant Demon, Jake disappears into the mountains—but the chaos of postwar China is inescapable, and “peace” hasn't ever been part of this two-fisted adventurer’s vocabulary.
 
The chinese language Bandit is the first publication within the a ways East Trilogy, yet you could get pleasure from interpreting the sequence in any order.

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Download E-books Great North Road PDF

By Peter F. Hamilton

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr through PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

New York Times bestselling writer Peter F. Hamilton’s riveting new mystery combines the nail-biting suspense of a serial-killer research with clear-eyed clinical and social extrapolation to create a destiny that turns out no longer purely believable yet inevitable.
 
A century from now, because of a know-how permitting instant trip throughout light-years, humanity has solved its power shortages, wiped clean up the surroundings, and created far-flung colony worlds. The keys to this empire belong to the strong North family—composed of successive generations of clones. but those clones aren't exact. For something, genetic error have crept in with each one iteration. for one more, the unique 3 clone “brothers” have long gone their separate methods, and the branches of the relations at the moment are pleasant competitors greater than allies.
 
or even now not so pleasant. not less than that’s what the homicide of a North clone within the English urban of Newcastle indicates to Detective Sidney Hurst. Sid is a fantastic investigator who’d like not anything greater than handy off this scorching potato of a case. the way in which he figures it, no matter if he solves the crime or now not, he’ll make adequate enemies to smash his career.
 
but Sid’s case is set to take an unforeseen flip: as the situations of the homicide undergo an uncanny resemblance to a killing that happened years in the past on this planet St. Libra, the place a North clone and his whole family have been slaughtered in chilly blood. The convicted slayer, Angela Tramelo, has continuously claimed her innocence. And now it kind of feels she could have been correct. simply because basically the St. Libra killer may have dedicated the Newcastle crime.
 
challenge is, Angela additionally claims that the assassin used to be an alien monster.
 
Now Sid needs to navigate via a Byzantine minefield of competing pursuits in the police division and the world’s political and monetary elite . . . all of the whereas removing a brutal killer poised to strike back. And on St. Libra, Angela, newly published from felony, joins a venture to seek down the elusive alien, in basic terms to benefit that the road among hunter and hunted is a skinny one.

Praise for Great North Road
 
“A enchanting page-turner.”Publishers Weekly (starred assessment)
 
“A gripping saga that blends wasteland survival, police procedural, political and social intrigue, and dynastic sf right into a vast story that includes plausible characters and quite expert storytelling.”Library Journal (starred review)
 
“A excellent advent to [Hamilton’s] presents for personality layout, discussion, and sheer, big-idea-driven storytelling.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“Compelling and unique . . . an amazing novel [with] lots of action.”—SFRevu
 
“One very compelling and interesting technology fiction novel.”—SF Site
 
“Simply magnificent . . . an staggering achievement.”—Tor.com

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Plaster City (A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco) PDF

By Johnny Shaw

Jimmy Veeder and Bobby Maves are again at it, years after the occasions of Dove Season—they’re now not precisely the luckiest men within the Imperial Valley, yet, good day, they win extra fights than they lose.

Settled on his personal farmland and dwelling like a real relatives guy after years of irresponsible enjoyable, Jimmy’s acquired a directly lifestyles minimize out for him. yet he’s knocking years off that existence because of fun-yet-dangerous Bobby’s booze-addled antics—especially now that Bobby is unmarried, risky, profane as ever, and bored as hell.

When Bobby’s teenage daughter is going lacking, he and Jimmy take off on a misadventure that starts off out as simply unlucky and escalates to downright calamitous. Bobby won’t hesitate to kick a hornets’ nest to get the woman to protection, but if the rescue undertaking is going riotously sideways, the duo’s grit—and loyalty to every other—is placed to the test.

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Download E-books The Immortals: The final book in Edge Chronicles (The Edge Chronicles No. 10) PDF

By Paul Stewart

Nate zone is a lowly lamplighter within the phraxmines of the japanese Woods, till treachery forces him to escape for his existence to the effective urban of serious Glade.

But those are turbulent instances. In far away Hive, the amazing urban based by means of the goblin tribes, the extended family leaders are getting ready for battle. And out past the dread Nightwoods, within the fabled gardens of Riverrise, a one-eyed waif jealously guards the life-giving waters of the magical Riverrise spring. . . .

Swept up within the maelstrom that follows, Nate and a small band of intrepid neighbors needs to trigger on an epic trip that's to steer them into poor peril. the entire whereas, from over the sting cliff itself, a typhoon in contrast to any ever visible sooner than, is development. A typhoon that's to roll around the land, bringing either echoes of the previous and offers of a brand new starting. . . .

This is the ultimate story within the aspect Chronicles series and it’s a wonderful climax to 1 of the main unique and dramatic delusion sequence being written this present day. Set years sooner or later, this e-book is perfect for brand new readers to find the sequence earlier than going again to learn the heritage of Twig, Rook, and Quint.

Illustrated all through with remarkable inventiveness by means of Chris Riddell, it's going to not just enthrall current enthusiasts of the sting Chronicles but additionally grip readers new to the sequence.

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